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Day sail ideas L.I. sound

Any suggestions for a day sail to Conn. from Huntington L.I?
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Re: Day sail ideas L.I. sound

Nearby:
Oyster Bay. Anchor near north side and visit the LI Sound beach across the isthmus.
Port Jeff.
Mt. Sinai.
Hempstead Harbor
Manhassett Harbor.

Then there is the CT shore.
Sheffield Island.
Stamford.

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Day sail ideas L.I. sound

Its prob better suited for an overnight but Blackrock Cove and Milford are two fun CT destinatiions. And if either if you guys find yrself in Port Jeff come see us on our mooring in ajoining Setauket Harbor and lets have a beer.
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Re: Day sail ideas L.I. sound

Norwalk is fun. The islands have swimming beaches, and they make the harbor nice and calm.... they have public docks and you can walk to restaurants and other stuff.

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Re: Day sail ideas L.I. sound

As the OP specified CT....... Low brow, by comparison to some, but South Norwalk now has a bunch of nice restaurants, an IMax theater, brew pub, shopping, etc. The Oyster festival is the weekend after Labor Day. Must have gone to it every year as a kid. Some good memories, although, SoNo was a real hole back then. Much better now. The action is a mile or two up the river.
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Re: Day sail ideas L.I. sound

Thought I replied earlier but guess I didn't post.

Little Captain's Island off Greenwhich is a popular anchorage for lunch and a swim. Another popular local spot is Zeigler's Cove in Darien. Norwalk Islands as suggested are good and you can anchor off the sheffield Island lighthouse and go ashore there.

Blackrock and Milford are too far for a day sail. South Norwalk is a good place to get out and walk around, eat, shop if you have the time. There is a public dock in Veterans park on the east side of the channel.
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Re: Day sail ideas L.I. sound

--you will definitely need a detailed chart for Norwalk Islands and a depth finder if you stray out of the channel... and the traffic can be a little bit brutal if going east thru Cockenoe.

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Re: Day sail ideas L.I. sound

Sailing out of Northport this is a good thread for me also

The big question is what you term of day sail is as even the most direct route is going to involve 30 + miles of sailing with foul current coming or going

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Re: Day sail ideas L.I. sound

From Northport and Huntington areas to Greenwich - Norwalk areas? It's like 6 miles across point to point. Add in another 3 - 6 to get in and out of harbors/gunkholes. Granted you might want to pick a day with decent wind. I have been sailing over to Long Island on day trips since I was a kid on my dad's Rhodes 19. Currents aren't that bad and are east/west out in the sound where most of your sailing will be North South. Plus it is often an easy reach across with the prevailing westerlies.
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Re: Day sail ideas L.I. sound

There's a "Tiki" bar at Rye Playland with free mooring. The food's mediocre but the view is nice and the drinks are cold.
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