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More from the scenic Delaware River. Billingsport NJ

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Whats a shame is the upper Delaware. I've been on canoe trips and it's beautiful. hard to believe there really are trout up there!
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Ulladh - Thanks for posting the great pics! It's a good reminder that there is some nice scenery along our part of the Delaware.

Your pics have raised a couple of "newbie" questions for me.

I have not been out while there were races underway. I think that Corinthian does them on Wednesday evenings, right? What are the rules of the road when a race course is marked off? Are you required to steer clear of the entire race course, or can you cut through the course as long as you're not interfering with the race? Obviously the river banks and currents create some limitations on how much you can steer clear, so I would hope that cutting through the course is OK.

Also, some people in my marina have been telling me about a great cove for anchoring/rafting right across the river. They say that there are mooring balls available to tie up, so you don't even need to drop anchor. Based on their descriptions, it sounds like it's the cove for Ron Jaworski's Riverwinds sports complex. Have you gone in there before? It's about a mile up river from Billingsport:

Riverwinds Golf Course, Thorofare, NJ - Google Maps
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If there is a race or just practice stay clear, Penn and Drexel both practice out of Corinthian.
You can hug the edge of the Corintian or West End mooring field and be clear in 20ft at low tide, or the mud flat side good only at high tide.

The power boats give them plenty of clearance by using the mud flat side.

I have not been in the cove on the Jersey side between Mantua and Woodbury creeks, but worth checking with an eye on the depth sounder.

The Jersey side from Mantua Creek to National Park can get shallow rapidly outside the commercial anchorage in the Mifflin Range "Yellow" bouys.

I would suggest dropping anchor just outside the commercial anchorage and dinghy in.

Be careful when in the Mifflin Range anchorage or between the anchorage and the airport dock at slack tide. That is the time slot the tugs use for marshalling the barges.

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To clear the flat at Tinicum Island west end.

Clockwise from the up river channel;
-sight a line between the power station twin stacks and the water tower at Thompson Point NJ, stay down river of that line.
-sight a line into Darby Creek so that the RR lift bridge is aligned with the I-95 bridge span, stay down river from that line.
-sight a line from the power station twin stacks to the the blue and white tanks visible on the Jersey side and use this line until past Corinthian.

This will keep you in at least 12ft at low tide.

I like dead reconing for the quests I have at helm, just tell them what to point the boat at.

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lot's of good info. But also check out Liberty Sailing Club Racing and Cruising J/Boats on the Delaware River Waterfront in Center City Philadelphia sailing club in Philly with almost unlimited access to J27s. What I do (and I am near Lankenau) is club sail in Philly and charter out of the Chesapeake as much as I can for long weekends. Great ports and anchorages all over the CH Bay. You can also join a "sailtime" in philly for a 36 foot cruiser on the Delaware River.
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I live in south jersey and I trailer my boat. The delaware bay is busy with strong currents, but fun with alot to see. You will also learn alot. The chesapeake is the best sailing on the east coast. Chesapeake and delaware are connected by the 10 mile C & D canal. I think You'll realy like the area.
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