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Chesapeake Blues Festival, 22-23 May, 2010

Have any Chesapeake sailors anchored off the shore for events at Sandy Point State Park (39°00.70'N x 76°23.70'W)? There is a Blues Festival later in May that makes me want to give it a try.

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The State of MD, DNR enforces a 600-ft restriction from shore, but that is too shoal (3-4-ft) for most anyway. There is good anchoring depth 1/4-nm from the beach. I've never attended. Is the venue close enough to the shore that a boat anchored out that distance might still hear the music? There is no protection, but a warm, still evening in late May is not unheard of.
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I have been beating along the shore during the festival in a light air oofshore breeze, holding a line in roughly 8 feet of water. You can hear that there is music and some of it quite clearly but its not the same as actially being at the festival and listening to the music.

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Hey thanks Jeff. I'm checking with DNR to make sure the restriction is not more than 600'. If not I may give it a try if Wx permits.
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Hi Wayne!

I've anchored North of the cable area, probably too far away to hear anything. To the extent my experience is helpful, I found the holding between G1C and Baltimore Light to be good in ye old Chesapeake mud. Lighter boats might be bounced a bit but you should be fine. I don't recall your ground tackle but if you have your factory tackle or better you'll be fine even if things kick up a bit.

I'll be on Long Island Sound that weekend, so if you want a bail-out slip in Back Creek please send me an e-mail (do you still have my address?) and I'll give you my slip information.
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Dave,

55# Delta and 65 meters of Swedish (more likely German) chain. I will move off afterward in any case if I go. If calm - to the Magothy or Whitehall Bay; if nasty, your slip sounds very comfortable. Thanks!

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