Block Island Plan 2014

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We will be sailing back to Block Island and going the route of New York Harbor and Long Island Sound. This is a “return & review” trip to see if sailing New England is as wonderful as we remember it to be.

We have not been north (NY, CT, RI, MA) since 2011, so it is time for a review. We know of other Island Packet Yacht Owners that are planning to run north as well, so we may have a FLEET, and an Island Packet mini-vous / rendezvous as we travel. Join in anywhere you can find us, to share an anchorage or sail along.

Here is our plan: (Note: This is via NYC and LIS and return to NJ via the ocean)

  1. Thur, June 26 Rock Hall MD to CD Canal Engineer Cove, anchor or dock
  2. Fri, June 27 CD Canal to Cape May NJ, anchor or dock at Utsch’s Marina, a good fuel stop
  3. Sat, June 28 Cape May NJ layday, explore the town
  4. Sun, June 29 Cape May NJ to Atlantic City NJ, anchor or dock
  5. Mon June 30, Atlantic City NJ to Sandy Hook, long day 12-15 hrs, anchor or dock
  6. Tue July 1, Sandy Hook / Atlantic Highlands layday
  7. Wed July 2, Sandy Hook  (through Hell Gate) to Long Island Sound, Port Washington, mooring balls, anchor or dock
  8. Thur-Mon July 3-7 Port Washington Laydays to ride Long Island Railroad into NYC for days exploring The City. Return to boat each night, relax, enjoy Port Washington.
  9. Tue July 8 Port Washington heading East to Duck Island, anchor
  10. Wed, July 9 Duck Island heading East towards New London CT
  11. Wed or Thur July 9-10 New London CT, drop anchor or take a mooring ball or dock
  12. Thur to Sun July 10-13 New London CT, SAILFEST, fireworks, festival weekend
  13. Mon July  14 Sail to Block Island, or stop in at Watch Hill RI for a beach day
  14. July 14 to July 28 Block Island RI based with trips out from there.
  15. July 28 – 30 Looking for a weather window to sail offshore back to Cape May NJ
  16. Aug 1-3 Cape May NJ, anchor or dock
  17. Aug 4 Cape May to CD or Chesapeake Bay
  18. Aug 5 Return to Rock Hall, MD
All of the above will be actively managed on our BLOG CALENDAR here. We try to manage our travels via this online calendar. 
Please NOTE: We have days for weather lay-days if we need them because our first date is New London, CT. Our primary goals are this:
  1. Re-explore NYC from mooring balls in Port Washington, NY, riding the train to the city.
  2. Arrive at New London CT early to be anchored down for SailFest event.
  3. See the fireworks display Sat night on the river in New London CT. Largest ever!
  4. Return to Block Island for life on the hook and Block Island fun.

Note: We have been to all of these places several times and we have anchored at all of them. We rarely take a dock and we rarely take a mooring. We like to anchor and this is our plan once again. If you prefer to dock or take moorings, then here are the Google Map links to show you the locations.
  • Cape May NJ
1121 New Jersey 109
Cape May, NJ 08204
Anchor off the Coast Guard Station
  • Atlantic City NJ
600 Huron Ave
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Anchor before the bridge
Anchor inside of RUM POINT, check your charts

  • Atlantic Highlands, NJ, near Sandy Hook

Atlantic Highlands Marina
40.418296N, -74.025584W

Anchor behind the breakwater

  • Port Washington, Long Island, NY
15 Orchard Beach Blvd.
Port Washington, NY 11050
(516) 883-7800
VHF Channel 9

Port Washington City Moorings

  • New London, CT
56 Howard St
New London, CT 06320
In Shaw Cove
  • Watch Hill, RI
1 Fort Rd
Westerly, RI 02891

  • Block Island, RI
80 Westside road
Block Island, RI 02807
Moorings, first come first served
Anchor out
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