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Sailing the English Channel


7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


DoubleTree Hotel
789 Connecticut Ave, Norwalk, CT, 06854

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The English Channel looks like Long Island sound, but its totally different.  Captain Eric Knott and his wife Candy will share their years of experience sailing the English Channel in a 42-foot trawler. The English Channel is the water between England and the European continent and is the most heavily trafficked marine waterway in the world. The tidal range is 20-35 feet twice a day in open water and four times a day in the Solent. The Solent is narrow, 20 mile long strait that separates the Isle of Wight from the mainland of England. Currents run up to 10 knots! The prevailing southwesterly winds generate short, steep seas. Cruising the English Channel offers challenges unknown to us on Long Island Sound.
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