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Re: 2014 Sailing Season

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I'd like to try some new launches this year. Maybe Havre de Grace? Or the ramp near Inner Harbor? Those ramps at Sandy Point are SO nice for single-handed launching though.
My sail club has used the ramp at Canton and had no complaints.
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Re: 2014 Sailing Season

It's hard to beat the State launch facility at Sandy Point State Park. I believe it's one of the largest and best maintained in the nation. There are several ramps in Havre de Grace, and you should NOT use the one at Jean Roberts Park - it is silted in badly and at low tide it would be impossible to get in or our. Better off using the one at Tydings Park. That water at low tide there is about 3 feet.

There's a country ramp in the Susquehanna River just upriver of Perryville on River Road. Great ramp but can be quite crowded on weekends. There's one at Owens Marina too, which is where I keep my boat - $7 a launch.

The Rocks in Cornfield Harbor and Cornfield Creek are not natural. Just outside the mouth of the creek is Jobs Rock, which is a series of concrete chunks that were dumped there many years ago to create oyster habitat. I believe the hard stuff inside the creek is there for the same reason.

About 6 miles up the Potomac on the north shore is where I usually anchor up inside Smith Creek. I also have access to a private marina there as well, which makes it nice in summer when you need electricity for the AC. The creek is fairly deep and well protected when the weather gets nasty.

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Re: 2014 Sailing Season

Thanks for the suggestions. If I launch at Owens we'll have to have a drink, Gary!
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I plan to sail in 2014
Dave, I'm dismasted at Ferry Point doing the chainplate hustle
The way the temps have been I am actually glad to be out this year
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It's hard to beat the State launch facility at Sandy Point State Park. I believe it's one of the largest and best maintained in the nation. There are several ramps in Havre de Grace, and you should NOT use the one at Jean Roberts Park - it is silted in badly and at low tide it would be impossible to get in or our. Better off using the one at Tydings Park. That water at low tide there is about 3 feet.

There's a country ramp in the Susquehanna River just upriver of Perryville on River Road. Great ramp but can be quite crowded on weekends. There's one at Owens Marina too, which is where I keep my boat - $7 a launch.

The Rocks in Cornfield Harbor and Cornfield Creek are not natural. Just outside the mouth of the creek is Jobs Rock, which is a series of concrete chunks that were dumped there many years ago to create oyster habitat. I believe the hard stuff inside the creek is there for the same reason.

About 6 miles up the Potomac on the north shore is where I usually anchor up inside Smith Creek. I also have access to a private marina there as well, which makes it nice in summer when you need electricity for the AC. The creek is fairly deep and well protected when the weather gets nasty.

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Gary,

We are talking about two different Cornfield Creeks. There are no rocks in the Cornfield Creek on the Magothy near Eagles Nest where I hit something.

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Re: 2014 Sailing Season

You're right Dave - I was talking about Cornfield Creek at Point Lookout. I didn't think about the Magothy area.

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So Dave, any thoughts for getting together this year, and when? Maybe a get together before the 15th of March to talk sailing plans for the summer??????
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Re: 2014 Sailing Season

Really haven't decided on a date or whether to even be the organizer . My wife and I have done it for 5 years now and have loved doing it. We have met and established a great circle of sailing friend by doing it

it does take some work and sometimes some attendees were less than kind or downright aggravating with their own agendas.

I was elected Rear Commo of our club and its taking a lot of my time and will for the next few years as I go up the ranks.

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Re: 2014 Sailing Season

I managed to get out for a quick sail on Monday afternoon - 'twas quite nice with temperatures in the 50s and the wind between 10 and 15, I would guess.

It seems most days this last month or so that we've had reasonable temperatures, it's been either raining or too blustery to go out sailing. We had some ice covering the river where our pier is back around Thanksgiving, but, curiously, not when the weather dropped to the single digits recently.
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Re: 2014 Sailing Season

Yes, it's been a crappy January. The wind blew like crazy during the single digit days. Often, the water being in motion will inhibit freezing.

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