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New sailer on the Delaware

I am back to the forum after some time away. This time as a first time boat owner. We just purchased a lightly used Catalina 250WK and have taken our first couple of shake out cruises in the general vicinity of our Riverside, NJ marina.

Truth be told, it is us being "shaken out" more than the boat as we are still fairly new to all of this with just a handful of sails under our belts. Our charter last season from Rock Hall to Annapolis being our greatest adventure to date. We are getting comfortable on our new boat and looking to extend our leash over the remainder of the season.

Can anyone from the area give me an idea on the level of difficulty for the trip from Riverside to Delaware City? It seems like a pretty long day for a newbie and not a lot of places (if any) to stop off and call it a day in- between if the stress factor gets too high.

Thanks in advance,

Tom
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The Delaware river is a nasty bit of water sometimes, currents winds and shallow water make for a short chop, esp. As you get more north. I'm not sure where riverside is, but have you considered heading to Cape May channel (from the inside), or Lewes, DE?
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Re: New sailer on the Delaware

Riverside, NJ is about 8-10 miles north of center city Philly. So, Cape May or Lewes is a bigger trip. It seems like the marina's near the airport do not accomodate transients (at least from checking their web sites.)

Others here may know differently.
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