Saturday, November 27, 2010

Liberty Landing to Stamford Sunday...

Boy was it blowing today... small craft warnings, winds to 30kts+.  If we were heading down the coast it would have been perfect - beam wind at 20-30kts and 4-6 foot seas.  But alas, we're not heading down the coast, and it would have been a miserable trip down the East River.  Sunday is supposed to be much better so we'll be leaving around 8:30ish to catch the flood tide through the river.  The currents can get to be upwards of 4-5kts, higher in the Spring, so you pretty much have to go with them when on a sailboat.  You follow the flood tide on the East River when going west to east, and the ebb when going east to west.  Anyway, we expect to be under the Brooklyn Bridge between 8:45 and 9am, Williamsburg 10 minutes later, 40th st. around 9:25, 81st st around 9:45, Whitestone 10:20ish, Throggs Neck 10:45ish, in sight of Rye, NY (my hometown) around noon, and Stamford between 1:30 and 2pm. Follow along via satellite by clicking on the follow us link on the right side of the page.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Glad to see you're back out there and thanks for sharing it with your blog.

s/v Pugin' Along