Originally Posted by chef2sail
If you leave Cape May/ Cape Henlopen 2 hours before maximum ebb you will make it through the Canal to at least the Northeast/ Sassafras River riding the tide all the way. When are you thinking of doing this? ( date) I can give you more specific data.,
I'm hoping for late Spring/early Summer while there's still some breeze. I'm not interested in "motoring around DelMarVa".
Failing that, end of Summer/early Autumn when the breeze picks back up.
With predominant winds from the South, I think I'd like to do a counter-clockwise trip so that my upwind work is in the Chesapeake, with lots of "bail out" points, and a downwind run out in the Atlantic. (Heading North).