Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 06-07-2007, 16:23   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1
Point Pleasant NJ to Philadelphia -Amt of time??

How long would you think it would take to sail from Point Pleasant NJ to Philadelphia via around Cape May? This would be in a 27ft Catalina.

Thank you!
Trescool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2007, 17:12   #2
Registered User
psteele235's Avatar

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Rowayton, CT
Boat: De Kleer Fraser 30
Posts: 218
All depends on the weather - just went the other way in a 30' Fraser - from Chesapeake City to Cape May, mainly motoring at around 5.5 knots, was around 12 hours.

Leaving Cape May we motor sailed past Atlantic City, then the sun went down, the wind shifted and we had 20 - 25 knot winds on the nose from the N-NW and sailed making 11 miles in 8 hours - must have sailed 45 during that time - before putting in to Manasquan.

So, watch the weather. Make sure the engine works, and allow extra time to stop (Atlantic City and Cape May are your two harbours on the Atlantic after leaving Manasquan / Point Pleasant). Also catch the tide wherever you can.

Safe journey!
Work is the curse of the boating classes

psteele235 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2007, 19:00   #3
Registered User

Join Date: May 2003
Location: East Coast & Other Forums!
Posts: 913
Are you planning on sailing point to point or pulling in each night?
Pulling in each night here's the route:
Manasquan to Atlantic City
Atlantic City to Cape May
Out the back Door of Cape May and up the Delaware to anchor north of the C&D canal...figure a 12 hour day! Leave on ebb tide so you only fight it in the broader bay (stay in shallower water!) and use the flood tide to get you up the narrow part of the Bay.
Finally...C&D to Philly on a flooding tide.

Sailing point to point I would say about 30-35 hours.
camaraderie is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
fairing northerncat Construction, Maintenance & Refit 46 28-01-2007 14:28
Cats, Weight, Performance and Value Intentional Drifter Multihull Sailboats 23 18-01-2007 09:40
My simple SAR experiance........ David_Old_Jersey Health, Safety & Related Gear 0 04-01-2007 12:28

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:31.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.