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C&D vs Offshore

The C&D Route

The Offshore Route

Pros and Cons

All Destinations
NE Destinations

Cruising Itineraries
Challenging Cruising in the NE

Pros and Cons of the two choices

C&D Canal Route
Offshore Route
Pros Pros

Can stop along the way at daily checkpoints and avoid overnight transits

Easy navigation - no land to get in the way
Can do a detour to Philly Better breeze, more sailing if you're on a sailboat
Easier for short-handed crewing - less time on watch duty Open ocean experience, with extended passages in magical ocean swell
More protected in case of weather disturbance Offshore rules of the road
More direct route to the North May be shorter time though longer distance
Cons Cons
More complex navigation relative to land and traffic Need to establish and execute watch schedules
More complex timing to catch the tides Crossing shipping lanes can be a bit intimidating, especially at night
Inland rules of the road Must go South to head North from most destinations on the CB
More planning for stopovers Less desirable in questionable weather - fewer options for finding a safe port if a storm blows up offshore
Generally less scenic (esp. DE Bay), at least for our taste Harder to get help if something goes wrong

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