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UPCOMING EVENTS Holly Point Art And Seafood Festival

Visit the Deltaville Maritime Museum on October 9th for wonderful art work for sale and yummy seafood!! From 10 AM to 4 PM there will be over 70 artists and other displays for your enjoyment, scattered under the trees of the Holly Point Nature Park. Blackbeard’s Pirate Crew will be making things lively and fun for kids of all ages! You can visit the ‘Explorer’ barge, check out the classic car show and explore the gardens of the park. There will be activities for children as well. Come hungry because the seafood is always wonderful!

Trawlerfest in Baltimore, MD

Inner Harbor Marina and Passagemaker Magazine will host the 2010 Trawlerfest in Baltimore from September 24 to 26. There will be seminars, activities, exhibitors and great slips and hotels. Hyatt Regency on the Inner Harbor is offering special rates, if you do not want to take your boat to the event. Visit or

Virginia Waterways DYC 7th Annual Clean Up Day

Join Onna Grimm for the annual Coastal Waterways Clean Up Day of DYC’s end of Broad Creek on September 18th. Meet in the Ship’s Store at 10 AM. Wear water shoes and work gloves.


All bags and record sheets will be provided. This clean up is part of the International Coastal Cleanup. Much of the debris we find on beaches and oceans, originates upstream in rivers and creeks. The effects of this debris on Earth’s habitats and biological resources are devastating. In addition to posing a threat to human health, marine debris kills birds, fish, seals and sea turtles through entanglement and ingestion. Since 1988, more than two million pounds of trash have been collected and recorded by volunteers during Coastal Cleanup in Virginia. Spend an hour or two and make a huge impact! Contact Onna Grimm 804-7769898 or

Shoreline Project At DYC Picnic Area

What an exciting time at Deltaville Yachting Center! John Tippett, Executive Director of Friends of the Rappahannock, contacted DYC to partner on the shoreline demonstration project on the area between C Dock and D Dock. The ‘living shoreline’ method will be used in conjunction with Hammertime Marine. Informative signs will be placed in the area by Friends of the Rappahannock to encourage other land owners use of this method of erosion control. At the distribution of this DYC Newsletter, work on the project will have begun. Thank you for your volunteer help! Come visit the project to see how a ‘living shoreline’ works! Learn more on page 6!

Thank You For Naming DYC Best of the Bay!

Upcoming Events Sept. 1­3 DYC & Friends of  Rappahannock Living Shoreline   Project­ volunteers needed Sept. 6 !"#$%&'()*$+,-.)*$%)(/0.)$ Dept Closed for Labor Day Sept. 11 Deltaville Maritime Museum  Dinner and Jumbo Lump Daddy  Concert Sept. 18 DYC Virginia Clean Up  Waterway 10AM ­ Noon Sept. 24­26 Trawlerfest in Baltimore,  MD Sept. 25 Farmer’s Market 9AM ­  Noon and Groovin’ Concert 6PM Oct. 7­11 Annapolis Sailboat Show Oct. 9 Holly Point Art & Seafood  Festival Oct. 14­17 Annapolis Powerboat  Show Oct. 23 Chesapeake Yacht Sales Boat  Show & Openhouse 10AM ­ 4PM Oct. 30  Halloween Festival Deltaville  Maritime Museum Nov. 5­6 Urbanna Oyster Festival Nov. 25 !"#$%&'()*$+,-.)*$%)(/0.)$ Closed for Thanksgiving Nov. 27 Farmer’s Market 9AM ­ 1PM  Pier Walk at Deltaville Maritime   Museum Noon ­ 4PM ANCHOR LINE

Annapolis Gets Ready For Annual Boatshows!

Annapolis Maryland is gearing up for thousands of visitors in the month of October. Annapolis Annual US Sailboat Show will be Oct. 7th-11th and US Powerboat Show will be Oct. 14th-17th. Make your plans to attend early, since hotels fill up fast. We always enjoy the great restaurants and Annapolis Harbor atmosphere! All major new boat manufacturers will have boats on display at these wonderful boat shows. Vendors of all types of boating supplies will also be inside the display tents. A great chance for ‘deals’! BEFORE YOU BUY, CALL LAURA MARTIN AT DYC 804-776-9898 AND SHE WILL TRY TO BEAT SHOW PRICES! Chesapeake Yacht Sales will be working the front welcome counter at the Annapolis Sailboat Show- Catalina Yachts Dock as well as the Mainship Trawlers Dock at the Annapolis Powerboat Show. We look forward to seeing your “familiar friendly faces!”

Catalina Yachts Introduces New Model at Annapolis Sailboat Show!

The Catalina 355 was introduced mid August by Catalina Yacht VP Gerry Douglas. Contact Bob Arnett ( or Carl Hawkins ( for details or to make an appointment to see the new Catalina 355 at the show! DELTAVILLE YACHTING CENTER

PREPARE FOR COLD WEATHER Winterize Your Boat To Prevent Damage

Call Now to get on the DYC Winterization and Haul Out list. Workorders are done in order of date filed. Scheduling your winterization or haul out time should be done now. Specify the date you would like the work done. If you wait to do the workorder until you are done using the boat for the season, your workorder will go at the bottom of the schedule list and DYC may not have enough time to do the work before freezing weather. Remember that NO UNATTENDED LIGHTBULBS OR HEAT SOURCES are allowed turned on to prevent freezing. Do not assume that the power to the docks will be on all winter, since power outages occur and DYC maintenance takes place in the ‘off-season’. DYC Winterization Rate Sheets are available from Laura Martin 804-776-9898.

Are You On the 2010 Storm Haul Out List?

Each year on January 1st, the DYC Storm Haul Out List is wiped clean and started new. Deltaville Yachting Center’s Storm Haul Out

Policy is posted on www.dycboat. com. Look under the tab labeled “Service & Parts” for a drop down labeled “Storm Haul Out”. Call Laura Martin today to get on the 2010 Storm Haul Out List. or 804-7769898. We hope that no ‘named storms’ come toward Deltaville, but pre-planning is much better than last minute panic.

Weather Alerts at Your Finger Tips

Boat US Foundation staff focused on the actual content and depth of the weather information provided and chose several interesting options for you to keep up with the weather on your cell phone, smart phone, chartplotter and computerbased weather services. The Boat US Foundation’s Weather Service ‘picks’ are: Best Free Flip Phone Option: NOAA’s Best iPhone App: MarineCast Best Blackberry App: Mobile Mariner Best Free App: WeatherBug Satellite Weather: XM WX Weather

Winter Boatyard Space is Filling Up Fast! RESERVE NOW! CONTACT LAURA MARTIN 804-776-9898



2009 CATALINA 350 MK II - NEW BOAT WITH FULL WARRANTY! MAKE US AN OFFER! Go to www. to view details!

Let Us Sell Your Boat! Used boats are selling very well. Chesapeake Yacht Sales is eager to help you market your boat. With extensive internet advertising, print ads in boating magazines and exposure at national and regional boatshows, CYS can sell your boat. Give us a call to discuss the possibilities. CALL 804-776-9898

A LOOK BACK AT SUMMER Chesapeake Yacht Sales Open House and Boatshow

Come to the Clubhouse Dock at Deltaville Yachting Center on October 23rd from 10 AM to 4 PM for great deals on new and used boats! Try some of Onna’s homemade soup along with a gourmet hotdog! Our Catalina 309 is now happily in use on Kentucky Lake, but we will consider ALL offers on our remaining SUMMER BLOW OUT DEALS: 2009 Catalina 350, 2009 Mainship 31 Pilot Trawler and 2009 Carolina Classic 28. Chesapeake Yacht Sales has a large selection of great PRELOVED power and sailboats in our brokerage. Carl Hawkins and Bob Arnett can help you find the perfect boat, no matter where it is located. They deal with other brokerages on a regular basis to make boat deals happen for CYS boaters. Call 804 -776-9898 and let us know what we can do to help you find your next boat.


DYC Movie Stars Videos Posted!

One by one the videos of DYC boaters, who were filmed back in May,are being made available for your “viewing pleasure!” One video per month will be added to and Deltaville Yachting Center Facebook via YouTube. Please let these “movie stars” know you saw them! We appreciate their willingness to help DYC by sharing their thoughts and friendly faces. The videos of Margaret and Barry Kennedy, as well as Judy and Bobby Belcher, have already made their “debuts!”

Catalina’s East Coast Rendezvous Great Fun!

Lew and Onna Grimm along with 120 Catalina owners attended a fantastic Catalina Rendezvous in Solomons, MD the 3rd weekend of August. The weather, food, prizes and dancing kept all of us busy. Did I mention the ‘NAVPOD PUNCH’??? The informative seminars made everyone ‘look’ serious...but the weekend was all about boating fun! The beautiful 2010 Catalina 445 was on display with margaritas served onboard! ‘Catalina’s Minute To Win It’ game revealed some determined competitors. Visit Deltaville Yachting Center’s Facebook (http://www. to see the ‘inside pictures’! It was so nice to have a large group of Virginia Catalina owners enjoying each other at the rendezvous. Chesapeake Yacht Sales, Virginia’s Catalina Dealer, was proudly represented!

Employee Training at Deltaville Yachting Center

Lew Grimm and Tony Simpson have completed ABYC Diesel Certification. Chet Williams, Laura Martin, Ricky Williams and Tony Simpson completed ABYC Basic Electrical Training online. Chet Williams completed a 6 hour rigging and sailing course. Laura Martin has completed the OSHA Travel Lift and Forklift Training. Ricky Williams, Tony Simpson, Laura Martin and Chet Williams continue to participate in the Virginia Apprenticeship Program with great success.


Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta Success

The Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta took place in July and raised over $130,000 in cash plus $25,000 of in-kind donations. Thanks to all participants, donors, volunteers and attendees who helped make it possible! There were 79 registered yachts and 4 individuals raised over $8,500 each to qualify for a Fantasy Sail in Charleston, S.C. with Gary Jobson in December.

Boat Restoration at DYC:

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LINKS OF INTEREST Online “Making Waves” Game

Check out the new online game “Making Waves” by Discover Boating. This game is determined to put at-home water sports enthusiasts in the virtual captain’s chair to experience all the fun of fishing, cruising and wake riding! “Making Waves” is available FREE on Facebook.

Getting close to new paint job!

“Active Captain” Information Website

Visit and “zoom in” on the cruising area of interest. A great source of boating information. See navigational markers, marinas and area details. Please give Deltaville Yachting Center a “Review” when you visit


Repairing and restoring hull surface


Fishing with B.T. Back again! I hope everyone has had a sucessful season so far. The temperature and humidity was brutal but the fishing was pretty good for some of us. Reelaxer (Wayne), Hold On (Monty), Boss Lady (Bobby) and High Gear (Larry) have had some good days on the flounder bite in the Buoy 42 area. A few even had good luck on some large Cobia. Congrats! The season is getting ready to change and the cooler water temps should get the fish moving and feeding for their fall migration. Large spot and croaker will be biting at the Spike, Butlers Hole and the Mooring Buoy up by the Norris bridge. Blood Worms should be all you need and the local bait shops will help you with what you need. The schools move around so if you find the fleets the fish will be close by or try one of your favorite holes cause they could be there also. Striper season opens in October and by November they should start to school up good. The area of Windmill Bar .Buoy 2R or Fleets Bay should hold some nice fish or try live spot at the Norris Bridge for that trophy striper. Tog fishing will be productive as the water temperature drops so get some clam and hard crabs and head to Gwynn Island Reef , Iron Ore or the Cell to hook up on one of the best eating , hardest pulling and uglest fish the bay has to offer. Remember that if you are not getting snagged you are not Tog fishing. Take a kid or older friend or neighbor who dosenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get to go fishing much out on the Rapp for the fantastic Spot bite this fall and they wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget you for the experience. Create a memory for someone. Please be careful on the water and tight lines till next time. NERVOUS WRECK B.T.








DYC Fall Newsletter 2010  

DYC's Fall Newsletter from 2010