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Re: 2018 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Left the anchorage next to Cacaway and motor sailed to the Green 9 to charge the batteries and rolled out the jib. Took off like a shot. Ran into a dead zone at the end of the river where it met the Bay and slowed to 3 knots for an hour. Then an incredible wind shift from the NW at 15+
Had us trucking through the Bridge at 6.5 to 7 on a broad reach sleigh ride,

Since we got back early took a 2 hour dinghy ride in our new taxi .

Great weekend of sailing. Saw no debris,


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Re: 2018 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Left Pax river at 7 am last Friday and sailed to St Michaels arriving at about 6:30 pm. Explored the town....starting to see some flooding in waterfront establishments. Anchored in front of the Perry Cabin resort and enjoyed a live band until 10 pm (Wedding?)while eating T bone steaks.

Left at 7 am the next morning after hash browns and eggs over easy, thru the Knapp narrows (8 feet, 9 inches shallowest) at high tide and enjoyed a nice sail to the Gunpowder Basin Marina, arriving about 1430 hrs.

Great sail, great weather and great crew.

Not much debris in water until north of the bay bridge...water got muddy also.

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Re: 2018 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Decent sail yesterday, light winds of 7 to 10 mph, but still was able to get the old tub up to about 5 to 6 mph most of the day. The wind died about 5 p. m. and the biting, black flies were horrendous all day long. Not too much debris on the open waters, but I think a lot of it was trapped in the shallows of the Susquehanna Flats. The current in the river was very strong, but I was able to fight it with my trusty A4.

Weather forecast is for a bit better winds tomorrow, and lower temperatures. Just might have to go out again.

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I'll be in the Chessie in 2 days

Anything new?

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Re: 2018 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Lots of logs and debris in the upper bay, Don. Most of this goes away by the time you pass Annapolis I've been told. Keep a keen eye out for some monster logs, though - some are big enough to do some bad damage if you were to hit one head on.

Additionally, because of the nasty flood waters rolling down the bay, the black flies are horrendous this year. Never saw this many of them in the bay's upper reaches. The only thing that seems to stop them from biting, and the bites are extremely painful, is Avon Skin So Soft. You'll smell sweet, but if they land on you, they usually don't bite. These files are so nasty that they can bite you through a pair or heavy jeans.

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Nice breeze here..keeping the flys away. Will be diving on the hull bottom..see lots of slime
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Lots of logs and debris in the upper bay, Don...
Now I'm confused. You said not too much debris yesterday, and now lots of logs. What is the current state? I'm trying to decide where to head on Saturday, and will be cutting it close on getting in before dark, so logs are a show stopper. I know there are never guarantees, but I'm looking for any local info I can.

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Re: 2018 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Logs three feet in diameter were passing in front of my boat - lots of them. I think most jammed up on the Flats, but I'm sure some passed over the flats on high tide. The wind yesterday was NNW for most of the day, which blew the water out of the river. When I got back to the marina, the water level was still nearly as low as it was during low tide.

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