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Re: Currents in the C&D Canal

Originally Posted by chef2sail View Post

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).

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