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Old 18-05-2013, 20:41   #16
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Re: Southern Chesapeake Cruise

+1 for mobjack bay. I also like York River Yacht Basin on the York River. Downtown Hampton has some nice docks too. Salt ponds is on the west side and worth a visit. Horn harbor is tight coming in, but nice small anchorage.
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Old 19-05-2013, 06:17   #17
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This will be our second long trip together
We had a great time last year went to Baltimore for the OPSail
We joined the Pearson Sailing Association this year Very nice group
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Old 19-05-2013, 07:22   #18
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Very cool. I'll make sure to stop by that booth when we get there and say hi. I'll post our trip details before the event in case anyone wants to sail down and meet up for the event. Can't wait. Its always one of the more exciting times in crisfield!
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Old 21-05-2013, 17:50   #19
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Four more days! I'm having dreams that are concurring my fears. Being a new sailor of three years, this is my year to learn how to be a Captain!
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Old 29-05-2013, 11:32   #20
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On the hook I'm Onancock VA

Headed out this morning with wind forecast of 16
Well it's been steady at 20 with gust if 30

Is there a good app for wind forecasts in the bay
A few I've looked at are all way off
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Old 29-05-2013, 11:39   #21
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Try WindAlert. Have been mostly pleased with how it reflects what I've seen.
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Old 29-05-2013, 11:52   #22
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I downloaded the app thank you

It's saying 17 but here in Onancock it's 25
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Old 29-05-2013, 11:59   #23
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Re: Southern Chesapeake Cruise

Ouch. Wonder if the wind is funneling up the river? or is it just reading wrong. Another one to try is Chesapeake BayWatch buoy data system. It just provides current conditions at various boys around the Bay. It's reading current conditions at the buoys, but doesn't forecast anything.

Just looked at
- Stingray point - 11 kts @ 235
- Potomac - 5 kts @ 177
- Gooses Reef - 7 kts @ 169

All within last 15 minutes

Sounds like a shifty day with lots of variability
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Old 29-05-2013, 12:14   #24
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We went out this morning and turned back in

The Tangier Ferry also waited a few hours because the conditions were bad

Totally shifty enjoying Onancock
The showers and laundry are under construction so looks like solar shower tonight

Hoping to head over to the Rappahannock in the morning
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Wisdom! Well done. We're planning on heading out Sat. Since the forecasts are so crazy, we aren't deciding whether to turn North or South until Sat morning. Welcome to spring on the Chesapeake!

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Yes Wisdom

This morning after Captain made his decision to turn back, he said if I were 23 like our son and felt I had to prove something I would go but having two weeks on the Bay we can enjoy ourselves

We left Sunday out of the Wicomico River (eastern shore) Oh my between the wind and tide
The bow was plunging it was cold

Just another day in the Chesapeake

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Had a fast sail over to the Rappahanock River from Onancock VA quite lumpy with gust of 25
On Thursday
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Update

Forecast while in Onancock VA for last Thursday was the same 20 to 25kts gusting at 30 so we said Let's go across to the Rappahannock
Remember a new sailor conquering my fears and I have a great captain
Coming across the shoals off tangier was really lumpy taking it across the beam I must admit I screamed when I took the helm, the kind when you ride a roller coaster
We sailed mainly with the jib,the captain wanted to let the main out but thoughts of him going out of the cockpit while she tossed side to side showed the fear in my eyes, I know I know sissy
Well, keeping his first mate happy was foremost on his mind
Beautiful sail into the Rappahanock wonderful jog at regent point marina magnificent sail to urbanna on the hook having a glass of Chardonnay
Thinking of starting a dating service for all those Lonely Captains looking for a first mate
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Forecast while in Onancock VA for last Thursday was the same 20 to 25kts gusting at 30 so we said Let's go across to the Rappahannock
Remember a new sailor conquering my fears and I have a great captain
Coming across the shoals off tangier was really lumpy taking it across the beam I must admit I screamed when I took the helm, the kind when you ride a roller coaster
We sailed mainly with the jib,the captain wanted to let the main out but thoughts of him going out of the cockpit while she tossed side to side showed the fear in my eyes, I know I know sissy
Well, keeping his first mate happy was foremost on his mind
Beautiful sail into the Rappahanock wonderful jog at regent point marina magnificent sail to urbanna on the hook having a glass of Chardonnay
Thinking of starting a dating service for all those Lonely Captains looking for a first mate
Oh and listening to The Moody Bliues
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Had a wonderful cruise!

Crisfield,MD. Onanacock,VA. Rappahannock,VA
We love the Rappahanock most beautiful wide
Sailing river I have seen on the Chesapeake Bay
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Cutting our trip short a few days, rain coming in for three days
We have our list of improvements for the Bold Rascal
Stack pack, Bimini, enclosed cockpit etch etc etc
I sailed and learnt how to motor the dinghy along with many other skills
Looking forward to a bubble bath, manicure pedicure and my sweet German Shepard Bailey
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