I'm using Predict Wind and Sailflow. Of course it's too early to trust a forecast but I'm ever watchful.“Difficult to see. Always in motion is the future.” - Yoda
The forecast yesterday indicated that departing on Friday would give me the smoothest trip (even if it means motoring) down the Delaware Bay. Now it appears that a Saturday departure (my original plan) will be better. It could change a dozen more times between now and then.
The bottom line is: It's about 65-70 miles from Chesapeake City to Cape May, NJ. I need to depart Chesapeake City at slack flood for a west-to-east transit of the canal. That's around 11am on Saturday or 12:42 pm on Sunday. I'm looking at 10-12 hours of transit time to Cape May.
There is a low pressure system passing to the south on Fri/Sat/Sun that is causing lots of dynamism.