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Quonset Airshow anchoring

I'm thinking about taking my O'Day 20 out to the airshow tomorrow at Quonset Point. Anyone have any advice about good anchoring spots where we won't get rolled too much? I'll probably be using a boatramp in Greenwich Bay.
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Quonset Airshow anchoring

Not very many good options from my experience. The last time I anchored for the show, a big stinkpot dragged his anchor right over my chain. I usually go over by the north end of Jamestown now. Might even find an unused mooring over there.
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Re: Quonset Airshow anchoring

Are you familiar with Allen harbor at Quonset? Great spot, has a ramp etc. you can anchor there also, picnic area, toilets, . . . .and you are "Right under" the action . . .
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Re: Quonset Airshow anchoring

With 12 to 14 kt wind out of the northeast all afternoon, I suspect there will be a reasonable fetch out there today. Great sailing day, however!

You want to be east of the field to really see the show. The USCG will buoy off a safety zone. We've anchored south of the field, where there are no crowds, and you still see them re-form overhead. Last year, we were out in the dinghy and the blue angels flew so close that I got a pic with my cell phone where you could see the pilot! Thunderbirds are here this year. I was at the airport yesterday and they are all ready to go.

Anchoring out is a great way to see the show. If the anchorage is not comfortable, you won't be disappointed you went sailing today.
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Re: Quonset Airshow anchoring

We are headed for an anchorage to see the Blue angels show here in Baltimore.next to Fort McHenry Part of the tall ships celebration and commemoration of the War of 1812 .and the writing of the StarSpangled Banner. 14 tall ships and 15 naval vessels from 12 countries. Hoping we get a good anchor spot.

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Re: Quonset Airshow anchoring

Thanks for all the advice. We got a late start on the day and came out of Colt State Park in Bristol. We ended up getting down to about the R6 nun off the west side of Prudence Island just as the Thunderbirds started their show. We sailed a little closer and hove to for the duration. Then made the long, uphill trip back to Bristol.

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