Bay Bridge Marina

Bay Bridge Marina

Posted Posted in Harbors

I have only visited this marina once and had trouble making it in with my 5.5 ft draft. The entrance a bit shallow, the charts says the approach depth is 7 to 8 ft but I bottomed out just after the entrance had been drudged. Also the approach has a strong cross current so be careful when entering and leaving the marina.

Pasadena Yacht Yard (PYY Marine) & Whites Cove Anchorage

Pasadena Yacht Yard (PYY Marine) & Whites Cove Anchorage

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I first discovered the PPY Marina when my brother bought his Columbia 8.7 Sailboat which was on the hard in the PYY Marine yard. We worked on the engine, replaced the fuel tank and painted the hull of his boat before the PPY team used the boat lift to put the “Defiant” into the water.  The marina also provided a diesel engine mechanic to help get this old engine started and a mechanic to adjust the stuffing box.

Anchorage: Yopps Cove – Carter Creek

Posted Posted in Anchorages

I anchored here a while back for a short rest on a long trip and the anchorage was great except for a few things. Carter Creek is home to a few resorts and golf clubs making basic supplies expensive. The closest store, other than yacht club ship stores and tourist shops, was a 45 minute walk. The anchorage itself is easy to get into and the views are very pretty but the weekend motorboat traffic was very heavy creating the never-ending wake.

Waterway Guide

The Waterway Guide, an East Coast Sailor’s Bible

Posted Posted in Anchorages, Harbors

If you are going to be sailing on the east coast you need this resource.  The Waterway Guide comes both online and in the book form.  Whenever I have internet access I always consult the online database but when I am in areas with no cell service then I consult the book.  Either way Waterway Guide has the information you will be looking for.  I use this guide for all my route planning.

Fisherman's Cove in Norfolk, VA

Fisherman’s Cove in Norfolk, VA

Posted Posted in Harbors

Located at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay this cove does not offer any anchorage but it does have an excellent marina named Little Creek Marina.  This marina shares the The Little Creek Inlet with the US Navy and a commercial fishing fleet.  When you enter the inlet you must keep a sharp eye out for the first turn on the right side where the marina is located. 

Flag Harbor Yacht Haven – A Private Marina

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Flag Harbor Yacht Haven is a hidden treasure, a safe haven, nestled among the wooded Calvert Cliffs on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. Slips are available for sale or rent. The marina amenities include heated/air conditioned bathrooms/showers, a swimming pool, a covered picnic pavilion with grills, a fish cleaning station, a dinghy dock with storage area and an on-site Marine Service.