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Old 28-01-2013, 08:33   #1
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New York to the Med

Hi Everyone
This is my first post. I apologise in advance if I don't follow all the road rules.
I have a Catalina 42, 2004 with a winged keel & currently in Charleston, SC.
I am planning on sailing up to New York & then onto the Med via the Azores.
I need lots of info about lots of things, so here goes.
I plan to sail NY harbour, go through the East River to Long Island Sound, onto Newport, Rhode Island, then Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket Islands before heading to the Azores.
I would love to hear from anyone with experience in sailing this coastal area including great places to stop off, who does the best charts & what I need to look out for. I have a Raymarine SL 70 Chartplotter that takes Jepperson chips. These chips aren't cheap & I am considering an iPad with iNavX.
Then comes the long haul to the Azores which Jimmy Cornell suggest is best done from May to late July. I was considering mid June. Once again, anything & ever bit of info I can get from those who have done it would help tremendously.
How much traffic after Nantucket is there & do the freighters coming west travel the same rhumb live as I would likely heading to the Azores.
I look forward to hearing from you all & thanks.
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:37   #2
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For your NY harbor leg, look into Liberty Landing Marina.
Great facility, perfect location and the opportunity to hit the city for a night out.
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Hey Trish, are you still at St Johns?
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For your NY harbor leg, look into Liberty Landing Marina.
Great facility, perfect location and the opportunity to hit the city for a night out.
There must be cheaper marinas than this one.
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We found cargo traffic on our way to the Azores mad. But we sailed the southerly route from the West Indies.

Make sure your crew understand how a cargo ship sails and how not to get run down.

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Hey Trish, are you still at St Johns?
Hi & yes I am. Who am I talking to may I ask? Trish
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We found cargo traffic on our way to the Azores mad. But we sailed the southerly route from the West Indies.

Make sure your crew understand how a cargo ship sails and how not to get run down.

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Hi there, thanks for that. So there was plenty of traffic on the rhumb line of around 39 degrees north going both east to west & west to east? Constant watch is a necessity I know, every 20 minutes, it doesn't take long & you're a sad, careless statistic.
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Re: New York to the Med

Why go to Newport? New York, Bermuda, Horta, Algarve, Gibraltar. Take a peek at Jimmy Cornel's World Cruising Routes for timing.

A Sea-Me radar target enhancer would be a useful purchase.
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Because he wants to...
Maybe its in the voyage... not just the destination..
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Its Steve. Don't believe I saw you when you returned from Aus but I saw Terra on my way up the Stono.
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Why go to Newport? New York, Bermuda, Horta, Algarve, Gibraltar. Take a peek at Jimmy Cornel's World Cruising Routes for timing.

A Sea-Me radar target enhancer would be a useful purchase.
Hi sestina
Boatman61 has got it in one. It's because I want to enjoy NY Harbour on my boat. It seems to me a very sexy idea to sail past the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island on my very own boat. You hear about it, read about it & now I have the opportunity to do it. Then to go through East River under all those bridges into Long Island Sound & onto Rhode Island & Newport, the home of sailing, just sounds like something really worth doing. Not to mention Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket Islands.
I'm Australian & whilst I've been to NY a couple of times, the opportunity to see it from the water, sounds too good to pass up.
I do have Jimmy Cornell's book. I concluded that one way or another, I need to get up to about 40 degrees north to catch the Gulf Stream & winds from the west in June. If you've got info to the contrary or any useful info for that matter, I'll gladly listen to it.
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Its Steve. Don't believe I saw you when you returned from Aus but I saw Terra on my way up the Stono.
Hi Steve

Long time no chit chat. Jon & Kim were down for the weekend. Didn't get back from Oz until the day before Thanksgiving. Planning my trip north now & doing plenty of repairs & upgrades.
Won't write much in case I get into trouble from Cruisers Forum for using this as a chat line.
Good to hear from you.

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Hi Sestina.... my apologies for de-meaning you with the assumption you were a male...
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Hi boatman61,
It's not sestina that's the girl. It's Trish, the Skipper of Terra Australis II & the one that's doing the NY to the Med trip.
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Sigh... its not often I get it right...

Wrong... again..
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