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01-20-2012 04:29 PM
MJBrown A couple of friends keep their boats at The Wharf At Handys Creek in Worton. No pool though. Pepper the marina manager lives on site and has a couple of young boys 10-12ish. I do believe he allows you to work on your own boat. They have a travel lift and pump out. You can be out to the bay sailing in 15 mins. Prices are some of the cheapest on the bay. If that doesn't work try Worton Creek Marina or like many suggested head to Rock Hall.
01-20-2012 01:54 PM
dave72205
thanks all

thanks for all the quick recommendations--its a good start. hope to see you all from the quarterdeck this year.

Dave Gosse
1964 Pearson Ariel "Ondine"
01-19-2012 10:52 PM
travlineasy The trip down from Havre de Grace to the open expanses of the Chesapeake is about 5 miles. Most days you can sail either down, or up the channel, depending upon the wind direction. There's a pretty good basin with fairly deep water in front of Havre de Grace, and sailboat races every Thursday evening throughout the summer months.

There are lots of marinas in this area, Tidewater being the largest with full services. The Tydings Park Marina is owned by the city of Havre de Grace, and the last time I checked there was a waiting list, but openings do come up once in a while. I'm in Perryville at Owens Marina and there are at least four marinas upriver from me. Prices vary from marina to marina, and most offer about the same commodities.

When my boat was at the Sailing Emporium at Rock Hall, the price was fairly high, and it was a pretty long trip to reach the bay's open waters, or at least it seemed that way. Worten Creek would be a good location, and there are at least three marinas there that provide sufficient depth for most sailing vessels.

In the North East River, you'll find Bay Boat Works, Jackson Marine, and several others located in the river's upper reaches. It's about 7 miles from the marina area down to the bay's open expanses. The channel width varies quite a bit and if you stray very far out of the channel you'll be stuck in the mud of the Susquehanna Flats. This area is just a short drive from Wilmington, though.

Good luck on your marina search,

Gary
01-19-2012 06:14 PM
T37Chef Rockhall, Worton as well as a few in or near the Kent Narrows all on the Eastern Shore, not much on the Western Shore other than Middle River. Cant recommend one specifically for kids or family fun.

Chestertown IMO is to far up the river for a sailboat, same with Georgetown on the Sassafras.
01-19-2012 06:07 PM
mgmhead Rock Hall was my choice and many of the sailors I know drive in from Wilmington. Suggest you take a look at The Sailing Emporium for a kid friendly, lovely landscaped, swimming pool, clean bathhouse and work on your own boat facility. Owner Art Willis would be please to hear from you.

There's plenty of other options in Rock Hall but from your list of desires I think TSE best fits your needs.

Regards...MGM
01-19-2012 04:14 PM
chef2sail Rock Hall, Langford Bay, Worton Creek
01-19-2012 02:56 PM
RichH ditto on Rock Hall, if you want close proximity to the 'actual' bay and a swimming pool.

Also, Langford Bay marina on the Chester River, near Chestertown but its a looooong ride to the 'bay' but the Chester R. is quite nice and 'unbusy'.
... same with the marinas on the Sassafrass R. but 'busy' with lots of stink-boat wakes.
01-19-2012 02:00 PM
PalmettoSailor
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Originally Posted by dave72205 View Post
Hi--
We're moving to the Wilmington, DE area this summer and I can't wait to get our 26' 1964 Pearson Ariel back on the water!
Can anyone recommend a kid-friendly, laid back marina in the northern part of the Chesapeake, i.e., Carpenter Point, Elkton, Chestertown?
My wife would like a pool, I would like a non-full-service restriction so I can work on her too. Haul out or nearby is a plus...
thanks--
I think I'd look in Rock Hall. Haver de Grace is a cool town, but its kinda like sailing on a lake up there, unless make a long run further south to more open areas of the Bay. Rock Hall has you out on the Bay in short order with several interesting overnight locations easily possible. Looks like about a 1.5 hour drive which is nothing in this area. Most of us spend that much time commuting to work every day.

A good resource to help narrow your search is:

www.activecaptain.com

Lots of good info on that site.
01-19-2012 01:32 PM
dave72205
Marina recommendation N. Chesapeake bay

Hi--
We're moving to the Wilmington, DE area this summer and I can't wait to get our 26' 1964 Pearson Ariel back on the water!
Can anyone recommend a kid-friendly, laid back marina in the northern part of the Chesapeake, i.e., Carpenter Point, Elkton, Chestertown?
My wife would like a pool, I would like a non-full-service restriction so I can work on her too. Haul out or nearby is a plus...
thanks--

 
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