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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2004 10:09 am 
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does anyone from Delaware/Maryland Eastern shore peruse the fourms? or just sail in the area?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2004 5:44 pm 
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Does the Chesapeake bay count? I used to sail the MD/DE shore often, but it's been a while.- Dave


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2004 2:58 pm 
Rehobeth bay sailor here. Also the Big Assawoman Bay (Fenwick Island) on occasion.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2004 7:22 pm 
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the water is wet everywhere around the delmarva pensula isnt it? its all good baby!
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 Post subject: Sailing Assateague ?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2004 8:04 am 
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Before kids and reality hit us we used to gather with a dozen or so friends at Assateague, carry the 16's and beer over the dunes, and sail until we were sore. After a few years of this, windsurfers started to show up- the more the merrier. But the last I checked, there was a problem with Park Services having to rescue windsurfers all the time, soooo they put in a park regulation that would not allow "wind powered craft to land on or launch from the beach" :roll:

Anyone know anything about this because the kids are bigger now and I would love to hit the ocean again. Nothing like blasting through the surf, trapped out and flying both hulls off the water :D

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 7:21 pm 
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I guess if you haven't alralready you will find out soon huh? were you still planning on going on your trip?

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 11:58 am 
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Any Havre de Grace Cat sailors?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 1:03 pm 
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I'm in Annapolis and sail out of Sandy Point Beach. Always looking for more Hobies.

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 Post subject: Places to sail
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 6:03 pm 
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Rehobath Bay is awesome. Nice ocean breezes mid-day and no significant surf to battle. Only downside - shollow but sailable at low tide. Great sailing club. RBSA :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2006 3:02 pm 
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Hey , Nick- are you one of the old East Beach sailors? I used to sail Sandy Point all the time until they ran us off to the North Beach and made it difficult for a few seasons to get a boat to the bay. Then we bought property on Hatteras NC- you know how it goes. How's launching there currently? I've thought about keeping a boat up here for the weekends I can't get to NC. Thanks- Dave


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Hey Dave,

Yeah, I launched off Sandy Point last season. It was better than where I launched in Salem, MA the year before. My biggest issue with the beach is it's always being pounded by the waves and really beats the boat up.

I'm probably going to check out places on the the coast in DE. I miss the ocean sailing and I found that the wind in the bay is lacking for my tastes.

I do live about 15 minutes from Sandy Point though, so it remains an attractive launching site when short on time. If you ever plan on being in the area, let me know. Maybe we can plan a sail.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 6:31 pm 
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what about some where more north like bowers or slaughter beach in DE? is there beach access there?

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I am not sure about public beach access at Bowers or Slaughter (believe there are public ramps at each, though a bit upriver from the open bay in each case), but I sail my Wave on the Delaware Bay from my cottage at Broadkill Beach, which is just a bit farther south than Slaughter (around 15 miles). Route 16 (broadkill beach road) dead ends at the Bay, and there is a small parking area, general store, and beach access there. We don't get too many catamarans on Del Bay, for some reason - the conditions are often very good - winds nearly as strong as on the ocean, sandy beaches, and much gentler surf than the ocean. There can be a fair degree of chop, though, especially at low tide, as the Bay is quite shallow in parts. Hope to see you on the Bay sometime!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 12:33 pm 
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Right on! I'm gunna get down there, do some recon and drag the cat down shortly there after. I'll keep you posted.

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Excellent - usually its just me out there, sometimes a windsurfer or two, maybe a sunfish now and then - would be great to see some more cats on the bay!


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