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tstewart137 11-12-2009 02:33 PM

South Jersey - Brigantine to Cape May questions
First off..Iím new but enthusiastic. I have a couple of lessons and some frostbite-crew racing experience.
More lessons planned for the spring time.
My experience so far consists of racing in the Delaware river with a local club.
I love sailing but the river between the bridges reminds me of the expressway in all of the worst ways. It's dirty & crowded with dangerous traffic.

I am just as close (towing or commuting) to the shore as the city so Iím looking for some pointers on the followingÖ.
General comments on the quality/relative ease of sailing in the back bay area and near-shore ocean sailing from Brigantine to Cape May?

General comments on the quality/relative ease of sailing in Delaware Bay. Iíve read some that say it is treacherous and others that disagree.?

Tomís River/Barnegat and Maryland are fine for occasional trips but too far for regular trips.

Given this area as home base, are there any other special considerations for purchasing a daysailer/weekender type boat in the 25 ft range?

Iíll be solo or with the spouseÖwho has even less experience than I.

Thanks in advance for your help.


deniseO30 11-12-2009 02:46 PM

Shallow draft as you can find if your doing the back bays! Which makes me wonder why "sharpies" aren't more common down there. Sharpie (boat) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I've thought about building a 27ft new haven sharpie but I know it's not going to happen at this stage of my life.
there are also catboats, and the famous (infamous? barnegat sneakbox)

Psst! if you look in the suggestion box frourm you will find a Del Bay discussion

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