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Old 24-07-2009, 07:23   #1
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Baltimore to St. Michaels in a Day?

Going to be chartering on the Chesapeake for 3 days next month. Our current plan is to head north out of Rock Hall day 1 and cruise up to Baltimore with a reservation at Inner Harbor East marina.

Day 2 we plan to shove off fairly early and start running down the bay. If we get lucky and get a nice steady wind from the north or northwest that allows us to run without much tacking is it reasonable to make St Michaels by mid afternoon (say 3pm) ?

Our plan is flexible, we figure we'll see what time we get to the bay bridge and if we aren't making great time we'll head into Annapolis and grab a ball for the night, if we are making good time we'll call down to St Micahels and make sure some slips are available at one of the Marinas.

Day 3 will be heading back to Rock Hall so if we don't make St Michaels the night before it's really not an option to head there from Annapolis and then just turn around and head back to Rock Hall.
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Old 24-07-2009, 07:32   #2
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been there, not tried that yet.

It would be a pretty long day to make St Michaels from Baltimore. Not so say you can't, but it would probably be considered 'work' if you were on vacation. plan about 4 knots average speed and check your distances. It may be a longer day than you want.

From St Micheals to Annapolis is a nice easy run.

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You will have to get up really early to make St Mike's from Inner Harbor East (my home marina). The big issue is the distance to and from the bay from IHE.

RH to IHE is no sweat. IHE to Annapolis is no sweat. You could even consider going further south to the West river, etc. if you want some eastern shore like quiet. Or, if the day to St Mike's gets too long and you are going through piney narrows which is not much to look at but has some nice restaurants nearby, just stop there.
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you can cut some time by going via Kent Narrows, but it's going to be a long slog either way. If the wind is on the nose, Eastern Bay will be a tortuous beat (I did it a few weeks ago).
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How big (fast) will the boat be? I like the Inner Harbor Marine Center better tha Harbor East. New floating docks, nice heads, easy walk to attractions but further away from Italian Village.
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Would skip BIH and go straight to St. Mikes.

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Going to be chartering on the Chesapeake for 3 days next month. Our current plan is to head north out of Rock Hall day 1 and cruise up to Baltimore with a reservation at Inner Harbor East marina.

Day 2 we plan to shove off fairly early and start running down the bay. If we get lucky and get a nice steady wind from the north or northwest that allows us to run without much tacking is it reasonable to make St Michaels by mid afternoon (say 3pm) ?

Our plan is flexible, we figure we'll see what time we get to the bay bridge and if we aren't making great time we'll head into Annapolis and grab a ball for the night, if we are making good time we'll call down to St Micahels and make sure some slips are available at one of the Marinas.

Day 3 will be heading back to Rock Hall so if we don't make St Michaels the night before it's really not an option to head there from Annapolis and then just turn around and head back to Rock Hall.
Then Annaplois, then RH.
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