The sail to Atlantic City took about six hours. The weather is nice, clear skies. The only problem is that the winds have been blowing from the South and South West for a few days now and the resulting fetch is making the trip a little uncomfortable. By the time I got to Ocean City, NJ, I was wishing that the sail was over all ready. It was starting to get pretty rough.
I got to the AC buoy and decided to roll in my sta-sail. It jammed. So I continued to sail on with it. As I got to that buoy, so did another sail boat coming from the ocean, It looked to be about 35 feet in lenght or so. He got a head of me as I watched him being knocked all over the place from the waves. As I thought about it I wondered if that guy looked back and saw me doing the same thing. Although it seemed to me that that guy was getting a much rougher ride. As I am passing by the inlet buoys I see a pretty big sail boat way back in the harbor looking as though it wanted to go out the inlet. At the same time it looked very tentative as to whether he was going to do it or not. It was moving very slowly. As I am coming in we pass. This boat was about 45 feet in lenght with a crew of about eight . A little later I look back to see what it is going to do. What he does is he noses just past the South jetty, which now leaves him open to the South West waves, then he quickly turns back. I could of told him so. It did not look good out there. When I got in past the inlet I just dropped my sta-sail on the deck and tied it up. I pulled into this little bay called the Black Hole. It is on the Brigantine side of the inlet.
That night I was treated to another fireworks show. this one lasted for a long time and was fantastic. Of course what would you expect with the Casinos financing it.
Tomorrow I do a two hour sail up to Great Bay, and then to my dock.
End of Trip