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post #48 of Old 07-02-2012
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Re: Philadelphia Area Sailing for a Novice on a 25' SK

The advantage for me being at Essington is convienience, the disadvantage is a strong tidal current and gusty winds.

Essington behind Little Tinicum Island is a fairly safe place to practice sailing without the typical commercial traffic on the river, and good for short afternoon sails. About 4nm x .75nm with about 20ft depth, open at the up river end to wider waters at PHL and at the down river end to Darby Creek and wider waters to the Commodore Barry.

A good 35ft minimum depth waters 5nm x 1.5nm outside the shipping channel from Darby Creek to the Commodore Barry usually with some breeze.

Have a look at Anchorage Marina or Fox Grove Marina

1970 Havsfidra 20 by Fisksatra
On the Delaware River at Fox Grove Marina Essington PA

Last edited by Ulladh; 07-02-2012 at 04:03 PM.
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