Join Date: Feb 2007
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Re: NJ Coast
Yes, There's just enough daylight this time of year to do AC to NYC in a long day.
Leaving at dawn, it's roughly 70 miles from the red and white buoy at AC to the Entrance to the Sandy Hook Channel. On June 15th, the sunrise is about 5:30 am and set is about 8:30 p.m. With 1/2 hr. of light on either side, you have about 16 hours of light. From the entrance to Sandy Hook Channel, you'll still need a couple of hours to get to an anchorage or a slip.
When you say NYC as a destination, There's not much there in NYC in terms of accomodations for sailboats. So, your options are usually one of the marinas in Jersey City, The Atlantic Highlands, Great Kills on Staten Island.. and maybe a few anchorage spots. ( horseshoe cove behind SH, or behind the Statue of L.
What did you have in mind?
Both Barnegat and Manesquan have their challenges, but both are manageable. if your goal is to avoid them, I think your plan to go from AC to NYC is doable with the right weather window, and an early departure. The prevailing winds are SW which could help speed you along on a good day.