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My first experience years ago was when I anchored behind Reedy Island ( 5 miles S of the C&D Canal on the Delaware side) on a trip from the Chesapeake to Cape May. It has become our favorite stpover on our transit to New England every year to set up the run with the curent/ tide down the Delaware to Cape May.

Our first year we anchored/// wind from the SSE,,,tide running in. I awoke at 1 AM with a rush of air coming down the companionway steps. When anchoring in the Chesapake with very little tide/ current you always have you bow pointed into the wind,,,air comming down the front hatch. I bolted up the steps,,sure we were dragging anchor. After 10 minutes I realized that the tide/ current against the keel was the predominate factor aligning the boat vs the direction of the wind. Was a great lesson learned about the strength of the tide on the Delaware.

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