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I am sailing from the chesapeake to the Long Island Sound in mid June. I plan to spend a week up there and leave the boat at a local marina and come back and forth to sail this summer. I would appreciate any suggestions for transient marina and destinations/ anchorages that I should consider would be a help.
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I am sailing from the chesapeake to the Long Island Sound in mid June. I plan to spend a week up there and leave the boat at a local marina and come back and forth to sail this summer. I would appreciate any suggestions for transient marina and destinations/ anchorages that I should consider would be a help.
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My wife and I take a trip from the Chessie, Rock Creek to the LI Sound. We usually allocate 2.5 weeks. Ive done this trip over 20 times many different ways. Depending on you comfort level it's 4-5 days to achieve the Sound. Depends also on your crew and how you plan. If you are planning straight through no stopping or anchoring every evening. If you stop every evening, plan on five ads to NYC. One to Reedy on the Deleware waiting for following current, one to Cape May, one to Barnegat, one to Atlantic Highlands, one to Port Jefferson on the Sound playing the East River currents. Or you can go direct from Cape May to Block Island about 36 hours 60 miles out.

Marinas are rare and expensive on the Sound. Moorings are the norm. Again many variables depending on what you like to do and what area you go to. There are one good marinas. The LI Sound and Newport, Vineyard areas are large and like the Chessie so its good to pick one area and sail around in it and visit. To much to see at once. Last year we concentrated on LI so we did Greenport, Sag Harbor, Montuak, Stonongton Conn, Northport, and Port Jefferson. Marinas tie ups in some areas are 4-6 per foot vs moorings for 25.

Hard to answer you unless you have more info. I'd be glad to help you plan, when you get 10 posts you can PM me and I'll give you my phone number.

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Re: First trip north

If you plan to "commute" by train up to your boat on weekends, you will want to look for marinas in towns served by Amtrak. In CT, Stamford, Bridgeport and New London might be the best bets. Getting to ports on Long Island would involve connecting in Pennsylvania Station both ways. Driving would provide more flexibility, but weekend traffic in both directions could mean spending more time in the car than on the boat.
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Southwest Airlines has inexpensive flights from Baltimore to Providence, although, you need to book them in advance. I have a buddy that does this. You should consider Narragansett Bay. I grew up sailing LIS and prefer it out here.

I'm sure you could find a monthly transient slip, depending on the size of your boat. Moorings are a sure thing. Drop me a line if I can be more helpful.
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