Allied Seawind ketch heading from Cape May, NJ to Chessy and points south
Disclaimer: I inspected this yacht and sailed with the new owner from Northport, NY to NYC on a low visibility afternoon recently. We spent one night anchored off City Island and I left him after a fun motor and sail down the East River. At the 59th Street Boat Basin in New York City and took the subway home. It was a great time and he is a good man and a good sailor and I would do it again in a heartbeat.
I hope some upper Chessy sailors might want to help pilot Ian through the C&D canal and once on the Chesapeake there are lots of places to pick up and drop off crew members. Ever sail on a ketch rigged sailboat like an Allied Seawind 32'? It was a great experience for me and I encourage others to encourage Dr. Ian Scott (yes, he is mostly Scottish) as non-paid crew to help him get this nice classic plastic 'old shoe' boat down the coast.
I would join him if not for my own boats in the water and commitments on land.
Now in Norfolk, VA. quite a ride from Ocean city to here. Thunderstorms were everywhere ! boats doing just fine, weathered everything. People have been fantastic. Setting off tomorrow early to Moorhead / Baufort... anyone looking for a ride to Charlestone let me know .
Glad to hear that you made it to Norfolk, VA safely. I guess that by now you and your Allied Seawind 32' ketch are quite familiar with each other!
I wish I had the time and money to join you again for another leg aboard 'Babe', but I don't.
There is another fellow who posted in the 'crew wanted' section as 'free delivery' who goes by tsmith409 on sailnet. Maybe he could go with you from Charleston on south?
Where is your 'blog'?
Dr. Ian - Are you staying in Cape May til August? if going out Cape May Canal and up Delaware into C&D it is a great trip with big watch for big ships in main channel and if getting big sea from East. Get to Chesapeak City same day on C&D- overnight and in a bit it is down into the Chesa..p Bay -still lots of big ships/ tugs pushing and pulling, moving to include C&D so keep good watch. Should be able to make Rock Hall or Annapolis next, plenty of intersting places to visit etc. Best regards, Shillelagh