Hit by a storm on Chesapeake Bay

Yesterday we took our first sail of the season, leaving at 5:30AM from The Sailing Emporium in Rock Hall, MD heading to Chesapeake City, MD on the C&D canal. Around 11:15AM we heard a Coast Guard warning on the VHF regarding a dangerous line of storms tracking our way. After a quick check of the radar, we decided to head for shallow water, and the lee of the land, so that we could drop the anchor to ride out the storm. Just as Jeff returned to the cockpit from dropping the sail and anchor we got pummeled. High winds, pelting rain, and a swift current whipped up the seas into a very confused state. The strong gusts blew us all around and heeled us over. Below is a video of our day. We hope you enjoy the show!

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