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Re: 2018 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Originally Posted by TakeFive View Post
We're behind schedule with the grass mat training. My wife and I both fly back to PA Thursday, and haven't bought a mat yet. We're going to have to play catch-up on that. (I think I have an old golf mat somewhere in the garage. The dog will get much more use out of it than I ever did! lol)

We hope to get to the boat Thursday evening and sleep over in the slip with the dog on board. Next morning we'll probably do the dinghy test before heading out of the slip.

We did a daysail with the dog about 4 weeks ago, the last time the boat was out of the slip (ugh!), and he enjoyed it. But he's never slept overnight on the boat.

I've heard about the issues at Dobbins, but hoping Friday night won't be too bad. We know we'll want to get out of there early on Saturday before the waterskiiers/PWCs overwhelm the place. If it's going well we may head across to the Chester River (though concerned about shoaling in Queenstown) or maybe Worton, where we can take a slip if we want electric. All of these will still be an easy daysail to get back to Rock Hall if we need to.

Of course, current wind forecast is NW Fri-Sat and S Sun-Tues, which makes it awfully tempting to head south for a couple days. Awfully tempting to try Back Creek or something else down there. Are there good places to go ashore in Mill Creek, or is it too noisy there on weekends?
Which Mill Creek are you referring to (seems every river has .

If you are referring to the Whitehall Bay Creeks. You can dinghy to Cantlers. If you decide on Whitehall Creek , our marina has a dinghy platform/ raft. I don’t think John the marina manager would say anything but you can use my name if you want. Both places are in neighborhoods so walking Fido is possible.

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