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East Coast Cruise for 2012

Exploits on the East Coast Cruising Adventure

  1. Hell Gate into the Long Island Sound


    By Friday it was time for us to get moving and out through Hell Gate into the Long Island Sound. The tidal currents didn’t line up for our transit up the East River until afternoon but as it was a beautiful day we set off mid morning hoping to catch the start of the Class 40 Pro/Am sailboat race that Emma would be competing in that morning, or at least we thought the start was that morning. Now heading ...
  2. New York touring


    It took us two nights at the Liberty State Park anchorage to get used to the hustle and bustle of the New York Harbor and prepare ourselves for visiting and exploring New York City. Tuesday morning, May 15th, dawned dreary and moist with winds out of the South at 10 to 15 knots with a forecast of hard rains for the afternoon. We hauled the anchor and motored out of the anchorage where we hoisted sail and ...
  3. Mother's day in New York's Upper Harbor



    The forecast Sunday was for 10 to 15 out of the South and sunny skies, temps into the 80’s and I had visions of setting off out of the marina and quickly hoisting the Spinnaker for a long run across the lower bay and into the Narrows, dousing the spinnaker once we reach the Dennis Conner Mega Yacht Marina where we will pick up our guests for the afternoon. Ah, dreams. We motored out into flat calm ...
  4. Manasquan Inlet to the Atlantic Highlands


    7am came quickly and showered and ready we pushed off, found the fuel dock and were quickly swept out into the ocean as the sun pushed up into the sky and the promised offshore breeze began building until we were reaching along the coast under main and 150% Genoa at a good 6 knots. Nice, I thought, 35 miles of reaching up the coast to lower New York Bay, round the hook and anchor out for the night. I couldn’t ...
  5. Lavallette to Manasquan Inlet & the Manasquan River Yacht Club


    In order to get out of Barnegat Bay at the North end you have to transit what is known as the Point Pleasant Canal which joins the town of Bay Head to the Manasquan Inlet. The guide books write this canal up as very turbulent and the only safe time to transit the 2 mile stretch is at slack high water. The turbulence comes from the fact that Barnegat bay has its’ 0.5’ tidal range and Manasquan inlet has ...
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