Our Best Sail! Sailing to Deltaville

Sailing to Deltaville on the Chesapeake Bay - SV Cadence

We’ve had storms at sea, upwind battles, and high winds – now it’s time to have our best sail yet!

After leaving Hampton, VA we gybed north and sailed the Chesapeake Bay to the small little town of Deltaville, VA – absolutely cute little town.

Sailing to Deltaville, VA aboard SV Cadence

I’m not sure exactly what made this our best sail yet. It might have been the warm sun and puffy clouds. Maybe it was the short 30 NM distance.

For one thing, it was the first time we ever really sailed downwind to go somewhere!

We always had the opportunity back when we sailed Galveston Bay to turn downwind and sail a few hours, but this was downwind to a destination!

And destination sailing is totally different. So having the wind to our backs made it an amazing time!

The Salsa Recipe

  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • Chopped cilantro (to taste, we like a full bundle or about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 onion chopped (red or white)
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 chopped jalapeno (sub poblano if you like less heat)
  • 1 fresh squeezed lime
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • salt to taste

Combine them yummy ingredients and give it a quick blend or two with a hand blender.

Serve with your favorite chips and a cold Tecate.

Facts About Chesapeake Bay

Being our first experience sailing into the Chesapeake Bay, we nerded out on a few facts. Hope you enjoy too.


The Bay is located in the Mid-Atlantic region with the mouth of the Bay at the south end located between Cape Henry and Cape Charles. The upper bay is in Maryland and the lower bay in Virginia. More than 150 major rivers and streams flow into the Bay’s 64,299-square-mile (166,534 km2) drainage basin, which covers parts of six states (New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia) and all of Washington, D.C.

Decline of Water

Known for both its beauty and bounty, the Bay has become “emptier”, with fewer crabs, oysters and watermen (fishermen) since the mid-20th century. Nutrient pollution and urban runoff have been identified as major components of impaired water quality in the bay stressing ecosystems and compounding the decline of shellfish due to overharvesting.

Share Your Thoughts!

Hope you enjoy the episode, and we can’t wait to share Deltaville with you.

Oh, and by the way, what did you think about that THUNDERSTORM that hit us!?!?!

Drop us a comment below.





5 responses to “Our Best Sail! Sailing to Deltaville”

  1. Diane Catenaci

    Enjoyed you adventure to Deltaville !!!

    1. Thanks, Diane! It was a great time.

  2. Scott Kees

    Great video! Loving your courage to do this!

    2 things, do you have a generator on that boat? Second, I know I’ve conveyed this to you in past but my Cat385 is almost finished at factory in Tampa! I’ll have to sail it to key west in early Feb where I’ll keep it it at Boca Chica NAS

    1. Yes, it’s a 3.5kw Next Gen — we love the peace of mind it gives by providing redundancy in our electrical, charging, and cooking plans.
      And congrats on the 385!
      Are you excited about the sail to Key West?

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