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Old 01-01-2006, 19:13   #1
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Hi and Happy New Year!

We live near DC, but are considering exploring the Massachusetts Bay and Cape Cod by sail this Summer. Since we don't have time to sail from Maryland to Massachussetts, and explore the area, I thought someone here could suggest a good charter / rental company, and provide information regarding what to see, how much time is needed, what the typical conditions are, any special regulations, fees, or permits I may need to get ahead of time. We're interested in the Boston Harbor Islands National Park, and at least one day in Boston, and then on to P-town, but we're at the idea stage right now, and any suggestions, or sailing tales are welcome!

Take care, and fair winds to you all!
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Old 17-01-2006, 17:59   #2
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Time?

How much time do you have? The trip from Maryland to the Cape Cod Canal should be less than 36 hours. It is so much nicer to have your own boat.
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Re: Time?

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How much time do you have? The trip from Maryland to the Cape Cod Canal should be less than 36 hours. It is so much nicer to have your own boat.
Huh?!?

Annapolis to C&D Canal approx 60 nautical miles
C&D Canal to Cape May, approx 60 nautical miles
Cape May to Block Island, approx 210 nautical miles
Block Island to Cape Cod Canal, approx 60 nautical miles
total distance 390 nautical miles

To make it in less than 36 hours, I would have to have an average VMG of about 11 knots or more.

My "hull speed" is about 7.2 knots, and I am using 5 knots average VMG for planning purposes (which means 78 hours of continuous sailing time). Of course, it all depends on the wind.


(for me, it's another 140 nm to Boothbay Harbor, total distance about 530 nm, estimated sailing time 106 hours)
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