Sunday, July 13, 2008


CELESTIAL, our IP-440 sailing yacht departed Lankford Bay Marina near Rock Hall on Saturday morning, June 12th and made the trip to the C&D Canal at the north end of Chesapeake Bay by evening and overnighted at Summit North Marina. Captain Eric Petterson reported by phone at 1100 on June 13th that they were preparing to depart for the non-stop cruise leg down Delaware Bay and the coastal Atlantic and into Norfolk. The crew consists of Captain Eric Petterson, students Lee Wenk, Tim Hall, Bill Marshal and Peter Odell.

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Rita Hanson said...

After passing through the C&D canal on the second day of the cruise, the DELMARVA crew heading down the Delaware Bay. With predicted 10-15 knots of wind they were hoping for some good sailing. However, they ended up instead with 22 knots of wind on the nose! For the ocean passage down to Norfolk there was not much wind but it was a pleasant overnight passage which brought them into Little Creek at 4:00 AM on Tuesday morning. After a day of resting and recuperating they departed Little Creek and headed up the bay. They made a straight passage all of the way to Annapolis with some great sailing along the way and made Annapolis Harbor by 9:00 AM Thursday morning. The crew spent the day resting and shopping in Annapolis, had a nice meal and retired early. On Friday morning they departed Annapolis and had a fabulous long spinnaker run all of the way to Rock Hall, arriving is good spirits with pride in their accomplishment!