Wednesday, September 10, 2008

DELMARVA Cruise, September 2008

CELESTIAL, our IP440 sailing yacht departed Lankford Bay Marina, Rock Hall, MD on Sunday, September 7 for a circumnavigation of the DELMARVA peninsula with five student crewmembers headed by Captain Jochen Hoffmann. The following email was received from them at 1800 on Monday:

Summit N Marina. Arrived 1740 yesterday after good training day motor sailing in moderate NW winds. Established deviation table. Departing 0630 to catch falling tide at Reedy Point, Del. River. All are in good spirits, looking forward to ocean leg. Jochen

At 2100 on Tuesday, Captain Jochen reported by telephone that they were approaching the entrance to Chesapeake Bay at Norfolk and expected to dock at Taylors Landing Marina, Little Creek by 0100 on Wednesday. There, they planned to rest from the ocean passage and depart on on Thursday for the northbound cruise up the Bay.