Originally Posted by SailOnEverAfter
We are looking for advise on our first trip from Delaware City, DE up to Boston on a 44' Ketch
with 55' of mast
I'm looking for advise on the best routes, stopping points, and any other advise from others that have been there before me.
As of now, I'm planning on sailing straight from Delaware City, DE to Cape May for a night of rest and then want to find a good spot in Jersey for a night and then to NY and then to Martha's Vineyard
, then to the Boston Area.
I THINK we want to go off shore and come in at certain points but ALL ADVISE IS WELCOME. It looks like there are many places that we couldn't clear and don't know much about the waterway up there.
I've done the reverse twice in two years.
If in a hurry and not sight seeing go off shore
I made landfall in Marblehead, then a long day/night down to Mystic, through the Cape Cod
I caught the tide out of Mystic and made a fast, for me,run to Cape May in 40 hours. 33' with 13hp.
I had intended to go down the Sound but I broke down and then circumstances changed my plans.
The previous year, in the 44'er, I landed at Marblehead, then to Marion, then Fishers Island, then Cold Springs Harbor, then Atlantic Highlands, then overnight to Delaware City.
You should have more favorable winds and a better run.