EditorialsBy Matt Bud, Chairman, The FENG

Awaiting a rising tide

From our daily member newsletter on June 15, 2014

Although I would never willingly admit it, over the 30 years I have been sailing I have had occasion to go aground. (It is always an embarrassing situation.) One time I dragged anchor in a storm (that I can assure you was not in the forecast) and the other times I managed to wander too far out of the main channel. The tidal drop in Long Island Sound where I do most of my sailing is almost 8 feet. For most of my sailing life I have had boats that draw around 5 feet. At high tide you can easily pass over areas that are exposed at low tide. (For those of you not familiar with tidal patterns, there are [ Read more… ]

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