SpinSheet October 2009

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The U.S. Sailboat Show—40 Years Old and Still Hot!


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72 “It’s Show Time!” Tips and Tricks for Navigating the Show and Annapolis

by Ruth Christie and Michelle Bosserman

60 California Dreaming by Chris Ferro 61 For the Love of an Old Boat by Chris Charbonneau, Tom Moulds, and Thomas Hall 69 Exactly What Annapolis Needed:

Community Boating by Carrie Gentile 88 History in Motion by Andy Schell 93 Southbound: To Rally or Not To Rally by Cindy Wallach

Top Ten Ways To Spend Extra Boat Bucks 97 by Andy Batchelor

ON THE COVER: Michael and Diane O’Toole’s J/105 Varmint heads down the Bay in a breezy NASS Race to Oxford September 12. More photos of this event are online at spinsheet.com and in Racing News on page 120.

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IN THIS ISSUE CRUISING SCENE 98 Charter Notes: Shopping for Charters at Boat Show 101 Cruising Club Notes

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Cape Charles Cup, J/22 ECC, Melges Worlds, and More.

135 Annapolis Performance Sailing Spotlight: Dave Askew 136 CBYRA Traveler

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Editor’s Notebook


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Southern Bay Watch


Kids’ News


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Chesapeake Tide Tables


Where We Sail with Kim Couranz


Used Boat Marketplace: Sabre 30


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Happy to reconnect with his Southern Bay friends at CBYRA Annapolis Race Week, skipper Sanford Richardson and his Annapolisbased Kahuna crew took second in class over Labor Day weekend. Read the complete Annapolis Race Week report and more racing news on page 120. Photo by Dan Phelps/SpinSheet

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Editor’s Notebook with Molly Winans

There’s Something About Gary


’m not sure what I expected when I walked six blocks from my house to meet Gary Jobson at his downtown Annapolis office on a rainy Friday morning, but something about him answering the door with mussed up hair wearing jeans, a fleece, and Dubarry boots made me feel at home right away. I’d met Jobson a few times before—but then, the scenario was: Chesapeake sailing rag writer meets America’s Cup sailor, book author, ESPN commentator, and rock star. A little intimidating. This was the first time we had a chance to sit down and really talk, sailor to sailor, neighbor to neighbor. The story of how a skinny kid, who grew up sailing Prams and Penguins on Barnegat Bay in New Jersey ended up winning the 1977 America’s Cup with Ted Turner and launching a career as a television commentator, author, and lecturer is longer than I can fit on this page. Here are a few telling snippets I gleaned from my time with Jobson that will help sailors understand how he may go about his new gig as president of U.S. Sailing. He likes numbers. He’s mad about record-keeping. Even in his teenage years, he kept a journal of races he competed in, crew members, boat type, and scores. At the end of the year, he calculated numbers of race days and wins so that he could gauge his improvement year after year. He showed me his racing score notebooks from 1969 and 1970. He has hundreds of such notebooks and— more importantly—is organized enough to find them in his office and use them to prove a point. If you ask Jobson a question, your response will include digits. He competed in 2000 races during his time at SUNY Maritime College. He’s done 750 films and TV shows (for ESPN and Jobson Sailing), written 16 books (17 as of next summer with a target launch date on his 60th birthday), written 900 articles, given 2300 lectures, and spoken at or

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sailed out of 370 yacht clubs. You could say he knows a few sailors. Although he did not throw out a figure, I imagine he’s working on a private calculation in a spiral notebook. He’s into categories. Perhaps it comes from writing so many articles, giving so many talks, and learning to speak well off-the-cuff on camera, but Jobson does break down his thoughts into organized categories and addresses them one by one, as someone who first lines up five different colored hangers and then hangs clothes on them, methodically, one at a time. When

I asked about what he would like to see happen during his tenure at U.S. Sailing, he began with categories. The president-on-deck isn’t worried much about junior sailors in the seven to 23-year-old category; nor does the over40-year-old crowd distress him. It’s the 23to 40-year olds who drift away from sailing to raise kids and grow their careers who concern him. “We must engage that young adult,” he says. “Every yacht club should have adult instruction and a fleet of boats these sailors can take out. The programs must be youth-oriented and inexpensive.” This one thought only scratches the surface of his vision. You can say he’s a man with a big plan, who is ready to share it. He’s “long-term oriented.” Jobson says, “I’ve had the same wife (Janice) for 35 years and the same secretary since 1978. I’ve

lived in the same house since 1981.” He recognizes that his career accomplishments were all rooted in organizing his thoughts and polishing his message in a studied fashion over a long span of time. When it was first announced that U.S. Sailing had nominated him as president, Jobson received more than 700 letters. Of course, he clustered the good ideas into 41 categories. You can bet he will address them and weave them into his U.S. Sailing action plan. He likes to be first. Yes, he likes to win races, but he’s had many firsts. He was the first to suggest racing clinics for the U.S. Yacht Racing Union (now U.S. Sailing) and first to write a 100-page training clinic manual including sample budgets, safety lectures, demos, training drills, and coaching tips. He devised a plan for umpiring, which had not been done prior to 1985. He was the first to talk widely about sailing on cable television. As president of U.S. Sailing, it will be interesting to see what his firsts will be. He loves Annapolis. Jobson has traveled the world and could live anywhere. Why has he made Annapolis his home since 1977? “It has an elongated sailing season and is a sailing-crazy town,” he says. “Annapolis is a very accepting place if you weren’t born here.” Not sure what this means for U.S. Sailing, but it bodes well for us locals. As much as he loves Annapolis, Annapolis loves claiming him as our own. He gives good advice. Jobson says, “If SpinSheet readers wanted to do something really cool in 2010, they should take some young people sailing and let them steer. Participate in one charity regatta, just one. See how good it feels.” Jobson is the national chair for the Leukemia Cup Regatta. Turn to page 57 to learn about the Baltimore Leukemia Cup October 24.


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SpinSheet Readers Write… Simply Satisfying

I Annapolis Sail Boat Show October 8-12, 2009 Visit us at the Beneteau stand on Dock F2! Your Dealer on the Bay

am compelled to write to express a very simple feeling of satisfaction and contentment when I see the new issue of SpinSheet hit the “stands” each month. In this topsy turvy world of being “too connected” and “get it done yesterday,” it is an absolute pleasure to sit quietly and peruse the pages of each new SpinSheet. I normally turn to classifieds first simply because I love to look at what has hit the market and look for the next deal! Perhaps it’s because I seek a greater level of exposure to sailing, more connection with the water and future events, or just new tips and trips. Whatever the reason, I like the fact you focus on the good people in this region and on the Bay and enjoy your magazine thoroughly. Thanks for doing a great job.

Doug Lashley Annapolis, MD

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am writing to thank you all for the tremendous job you do for us. All of the SpinSheet staff are wonderful to work with and never let us down. This has been a tough year for all involved in the marine industry, and the hard work and dedication of your team are constant reminders that working together, we will not only make it out of this economic downturn, but prosper on the other side. During the Spring Sails Event in May, the SpinSheet team really stepped up to help create a fantastic ad campaign as well as helping the participants of the event be able to afford the promotion. It was greatly appreciated by all involved. I would especially like to thank Rachel Engle and Cory Deere for working with me to create a display ad for Annapolis Yacht Sales in your September issue. When I was completely out of creative juices, they took the reins and designed a great ad to get our message out there. Enclosed is a lunch gift certificate as a small token of appreciation for all you do. We hope you will enjoy a relaxing pizza lunch one of these days leading up to the busiest time of year, Annapolis Sailboat Show! Kate Dawson Annapolis Yacht Sales


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’m a relatively new sailor (three years now), and I sail a 36-foot Hunter, Blue Destiny out of Bay Point Marina on Little Creek. I recently heard a distress call on channel 16 from a sailboat that lost its engine and was apparently not able to sail for some reason. The call was garbled (probably a hand-held VHF) and hard to hear, but the Coast Guard kept at it and finally got its location and dispatched help. That part of the rescue went well. It was the rude and unnecessary chit-chat on channel 16 that followed which bothered me. Several captains found it necessary to comment on the quality of the radio signal, how unprepared the sailboat operator was, and the poor quality of his radio. First of all, the jerks were tying up 16 for their adolescent play, and secondly, they had no business commenting on the quality of another boat operator. I hate to say it, but they sounded like “professionals” making fun of amateurs. So much for their professionalism! …A few hours later, I watched as they towed the rescued 25- or 27-footer back into port. Great magazine. Keep it coming! Bill O’Neill Henrico, NC

Singles on Sailboats (SOS) members--Dave Tuttle, Hope Andruss, Jim Pollard, Rob Reynolds--check out the latest in SpinSheet while cruising the North Channel of Lake Huron with Canadian Yacht Charters in August. Ten boats and 46 people left from Gore Bay on Manitoulin Island. Photo by Lynn Gilley




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Who's Who at With boat show season upon us, we thought you might like to get acquainted with SpinSheet’s core staff. Look for us all over the U.S. Sailboat Show and around the Bay.

Mary Ewenson

Publisher, and Founding Dog, Kelsey

Rachel Engle Ad Sales Rep

Cory Deere

Art Director and Production Manager

Dan Phelps

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Molly Winans

Dana Scott

Editor (with her nieces)

Senior Ad Sales Rep, and her Bella, Security Officer

Amy Gross-Kehoe

Emily Monaco

Ad Traffic Coordinator

Mark Talbott

Photo Editor and Production Assistant

Joe Evans

PropTalk Editor and SpinSheet Pinch Hitter

Ad Sales Rep (with son Luke)

Ruth Christie

Senior Editor (with her kids, Laura and Nicholas)

Lucy Iliff

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Dock Talk

EYC’s Boat Show Bash: Not Just Another Saturday Night

by Ruth Christie

Photos courtesy of EYC


’m going to buy a boat... do a little travelling, and I’m going to be drinking beer.” —John Welsh, a Brooklyn bus driver who won $30 million in the New York Lottery in 2000 Fast forward to Saturday, October 10. You’ve just spent the day at the Sailboat Show crawling all over cool boats and buying—or at least eyeing—some great new gear. Your mind is abuzz with all the possibilities. You and your buddies are a bit hungry and a tad thirsty, aren’t you? And, you’re definitely not ready to call it a day. There, there. The Eastport YC (EYC) feels your pain and wants to help. At the stroke of 6 p.m., T-H-E Boat Show block party will rock Spa Creek. EYC wants you to unwind, enjoy a cool beverage or two, and dance by the waterfront. That’s why they’ve arranged for the Michael McHenry Tribe and Tiki Barbarians to play continuously from 6 to 11 p.m. First things first, though: don’t miss grilled favorites from chef Jason White and his talented team. Savory sandwiches, Mount Gay Rum drinks, beer, wine, water, and soft drinks will be on sale on the wild side (waterfront) and on the quiet side (streetfront) of EYC’s party central. EYC’s special events guru Susan Nahmias says, “We’ve always wanted to reach out to the community, welcome outsiders, and give sailors a chance to get together Chesapeake Bay Sailing

and whoop it up during the Boat Show while raising money for good causes. The response has been truly overwhelming! Even in today’s economy, many community organizations are donating their time and money to support the bash. Last year’s auction was such a hit, we expanded the array of donated items. Just wait until you see the party; it’ll be over the top!”

Party Particulars

Great Eats—Get your motor running with pulled pork BBQ, EYC’s signature hamburgers, bratwurst with sauerkraut, veggie burgers, hot dogs, crab soup, and slaw and salads. All food is a la carte and will be served from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Cool Extras—EYC will have street-side chairs, so you can rest your tired dogs and enjoy Gary Jobson’s video “Sailing: Speed and Passion.” You’ll also see the culmination of the Melges 32 Sprint Series (October 9) with Jobson’s presentation of the Senators Cup, with racers in the thick of the Annapolis Fall Series (October 10-11). You’ll also be able to get cool stuff, such as Boat Show Bash T-shirts, EYC Lights Parade calendars, Christmas cards, and info about the 2010 Bermuda Ocean Race. Getting There—Walk over or take the water taxi to EYC. A free shuttle will run from EYC to downtown, out West Street,

and to Navy Marine Stadium parking from 8:30 until 11:30 p.m. Event Tickets—Admission runs $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets are available all over town, inside the U.S. Sailboat Show October 8-10, and online at eycbash.com.

Remarkable Raffles—Try your luck during the Raffle Extraordinaire ($5 for one ticket or $20 for six). You could come away with restaurant certificates, boating services, hotel stays, gift cards at local shops, and the like.

Awesome Auctions—Enter the EYC Boat Show Bash Auction at 9 p.m. Who knows? You could win a one-week charter in the BVI on a 39-foot monohull, a trip to Cancun, a Laser sailboat, a Kiwi nine-foot RIB, an Old Town Cayuga kayak, a catamaran charter on the Chesapeake, gold jewelry, and more. A Good Deed, Too?—Yes, the fun is actually a fundraiser. You’ll feel good if you go and bad if you don’t. Proceeds will go to Annapolis Community Boating and the EYC Foundation. Both of these charitable organizations introduce kids and their families to sailing and encourage them to live and love the region’s maritime heritage. Just think: doing good is the happiness equivalent of getting a college degree or more than doubling your income!

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DOCKTALK Tall Ships Help Sultana Undress


ive state vessels, six other ships, a large spectator fleet, and more than 10,000 people onshore will gather for Sultana Projects’ ninth annual Downrigging Weekend in Chestertown, MD October 28-November 1. Weave in parades of sail, musical performances, boatbuilding demos by master shipwright John Swain, lectures, a Halloween parade for kids, cocktail fundraising cruises on the Lady Pintail II, fireworks, evening Tall Ship illuminations, maritime movies, tours, and fun educational sails, and you have a weekend to remember. Amistad from Connecticut, New Jersey’s A. J. Meerwald, Delaware’s Kalmar Nyckel, Pride of Baltimore II, and Virginia will sail down the Chester October 30, with more than 200 area students onboard, followed by two parades of sail on Saturday and one on Sunday morning for the public. More than 43,000 square feet of canvas will be displayed by 11 vessels, including local beauties Elf, Elsworth, Farewell, Howard Blackburn, Martha White, Mildred Belle, and Silent Maid. Your host for the weekend will be the 1768 replica Schooner Sultana, the schoolship of the Chesapeake launched in 2001, which will prep for winter this weekend. For more details and to register for some of the fun, visit sultanaprojects.org. —with Philip Webster

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Haven’t You Had Enough Beer, Boats, and Ballads?

either have we. Beer, Boats, and Ballads promises to be better than ever. Sail Baltimore’s signature event will be held November 13 (6:30 to 10:30 p.m.) at the Phillips Seafood World Headquarters. “Everyone tells us they keep coming back to this event, because unlike a lot of fundraisers, it’s not stuffy. It’s fun and casual,” says Sail Baltimore’s executive director Laura Stevenson. One of the outstanding features of this event is a Dark and Stormy happy hour while guests peruse an extensive silent auction (one of the best seasoned SpinSheet partygoers remember), featuring items such as Orioles and Ravens tickets, sports memorabilia, boating getaways, ski and beach vacation packages, tall ship rides, and Washington, DC embassy events. In addition to oysters, rum drinks, and beer and wine, there will be an assortment of food from local restaurants, all served in a hip, renovated warehouse setting with a live folk/jazz band (Cletus and Lori) to start and rocking out later in the evening with the band Incognito. Since 1975, Sail Baltimore has been a non-profit dedicated to bringing tall ships to Baltimore and providing educational programs, such as intensive youth tours with crews onboard international tall ships. If you’ve ever won20 October 2009 SpinSheet

dered how Baltimore’s educational, environmental, and entertaining tall ship events can be so enlightening and yet free and open to the public, it’s because of the hard work of two staff members, 30 board members, and 30 or so volunteers, whose efforts are largely funded by one annual fundraiser party. Stevenson adds, “Beer, Boats, and Ballads is the one chance for the public to participate and support the parade of tall ships into Baltimore—really, without the ships, Baltimore wouldn’t be the city it is. And the event brings people together to have fun!” (410) 5227300, sailbaltimore.org Thumbs up on the shuck. Oysters and Dark and Stormies are popular at Sail Baltimore’s annual Beer, Boats and Ballads event, held November 13. Photo courtesy of Sail Baltimore


BASH FOR CASH FreeSail Session

Everyone in Annapolis knows Eastport Yacht Club's Oct. 10 Boat Show Bash is the town's second-biggest party, right behind the fall Tug 'o War across Spa Creek. Now there's more reason than ever to attend—a hefty chunk of the proceeds go to a great new cause, Annapolis Community Boating (ACB).

ACB introduced more than 500 neophytes to boating this year with its wildly popular Free Sails at City Dock. Using National Sailing Hall of Fame facilities, ACB started running the four-hour sessions for newbies on Sundays in April, then had to add several Thursday night sessions and extend the season into October to accommodate crowds. ACB started with a few borrowed boats, then in August took delivery of 24 small craft from Spirit of America, a national nonprofit that shares ACB's mission: Opening a door to boating to people who've never been. The response amazed ACB President Lorie Stout. “We planned to run the Sunday sessions into June, but once word got out we wound up turning away so many people we had to extend it.” In August, ACB also ran a week-long Youth Boating Safety class at Mayo Beach for 36 middle school kids from around the region, with plans to expand next year to two or three sessions. Like all fledgling nonprofits, ACB has struggled to raise cash, running mostly on volunteers and good will. In stepped Eastport Yacht Club, Annapolis's friendliest boating club, with the offer of a sizable piece from its booming fall Bash. The party runs from 6-11 p.m. on the EYC grounds at the end of First Street in Eastport. The $10 admission buys you the music of two bands (Tiki Barbarians and the Michael McHenry Tribe), a video and talk by incoming U.S. Sailing President Gary Jobson (our local TV star), the chance to rub shoulders with local sailing luminaries, a live auction, plus all the reasonably priced cocktails, soft drinks and nibbles you care to guzzle and gobble. And there's the chance to watch moonlight sweeping across the bay from EYC's glorious waterfront deck. Not bad, eh? For tickets, drop by EYC from noon-8 p.m Thursday-Sunday or 4-8 Monday-Wednesday, or order off the website, www.eastportyc.org. To learn more about Annapolis Community Boating, visit the website www.annapolisboating.org.

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DOCKTALK A Boatbuilding Legacy Continues in Annapolis

Schooners Gather in Cambridge with Colleen Donlin alk about a portrace party! Cambridge’s Long Wharf Park will welcome the fourth annual Cambridge Schooner Rendezvous October 23-25. Most of the attending ships will have just completed the 20th annual Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race from Annapolis to Portsmouth, VA. The Lady Maryland, Liberty Clipper, Mystic Whaler, and Pride of Baltimore II will arrive October 22 and be available for dockside tours and daysails. Other vessels of character will be there, too, including Arabella, Celebration, Gazela, Elf, Heron, Isa Lei, Loki, Martha White, Nathan of Dorchester, Pirates Lady, Prom Queen, and Rosalind. After a fun Friday fundraiser and concert at Jimmy & Sooks Restaurant, enjoy kick-off ceremonies led by Mayor Victoria JacksonStanley and a Parade of Sail Saturday morning; live entertainment by Janie Meneely, Schoonertime, and the Slow Boat Captains for Truth & Justice; and more. A 42-foot deadrise shuttle, courtesy of Phillips Crab House, will operate between Cambridge Harbor and the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa, and Marina nearby. The fun is brought to you by the City of Cambridge, Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the American Schooner Association, and Richardson Maritime Museum. cambridgeschoonerrendezvous.com



Laura Smith Hershfeld, the new president of Performance Cruising, Inc. of Annapolis.

ou could say that she has catamaran sailing in her blood. Born in England, where she lived until the age of eight before her move to Annapolis, Laura Smith Hershfeld remembers sailing at a very young age. She says, “We sailed across the English Channel in a Telstar we used to build.” Her dad, Tony Smith, started building catamarans at the age of 19 and continued to do so until last month when he and his wife Sue sold their company, Performance Cruising, Inc. (PCI), to a management group headed up by Hershfeld, who has worked there for 16 years. Based in Annapolis, PCI is the oldest, largest, and most successful catamaran builder in the United States and has built more than 1000 Gemini 34s over the last 20 years. In what has been a true family business since its founding by the Smiths in 1980, PCI now moves into the future under the management of the next generation of the Smith family. Happy to have handed over the reins to capable, family management, the retiring couple will head south to Florida and the Bahamas on their own Gemini 105 following the transition period. Tony says, “Laura has inherited an excellent team 22 October 2009 SpinSheet

of craftsmen, many of whom have been with us for more than a decade and are personally attached to both the product and the reputation that they have helped us create and build over the years.” An Annapolis resident with two young daughters, Hershfeld is excited to move her parents’ life work forward and continue to improve upon the legacy and product. The Annapolis Catamaran Center (ACC), a division of the Catamaran Company, has signed a long-term management contract with regard to the PCI marina’s operation. ACC will be operating the marina and docks to provide dockage for their current catamaran clients and for catamarans on the market. “The plan is to turn this into a one-stop-shop for everything catamaran,” says Hershfeld, who intends to widen slips, make room for hauling and maintenance, rent space out, and ensure that in the future, “If you’re interested in a catamaran, this will be where to come.” For more information on PCI, contact Hershfeld at laura@performancecruising.com. For more information about ACC, contact Keith Nechanicky at keith.nechanicky@catamarans.com.


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DOCKTALK What Does Annapolis Have To Do with ASIA?


e didn’t set out to start a new organization. It sprouted up organically,” says SpinSheet publisher Mary Ewenson. In the winter of 2008, a group of Annapolis-based industry professionals banded together to see how they could “save” the shrinking portion of the Baltimore Boat Show “SailFest.” In tough times, many sailboat dealers and others decided that if they weren’t going to bring their big boats to the show, why participate? With a collective belief that the Baltimore Show was an important show worth supporting well, the group of industry professionals, “neighbors” you might say, decided to get creative and pooled their collective brain power to create a different type of SailFest—sailing companies clustered together on the show floor, sailing footage playing all day on a big screen, sailing seminars on the half hour, raffle prizes, kids games, tropical music, and more—to make the event fun and interesting, even if there were fewer


boats. What the group discovered was that the collaborative effort energized them. They decided to meet more often. Hence, the Annapolis Sailing Industry Association (ASIA) was born.

ASIA is not a formalized non-profit, nor does it collect dues. There is no formal officer structure. The temporary website is a meetup.com venue. “We really are a grassroots organization meant for Annapolis sailing industry professionals to share information and brainstorm about how to strengthen our local businesses,” says Ewenson. “We don’t aim to replace state-level organizations such as the Marine Trades

Association of Maryland (MTAM) or national groups such as Sail America. Many of us are members of both and recognize their value. We also recognize Annapolis as a sailing hub and think that we have unique challenges and opportunities as such.” In the spring, ASIA members ensured that the Spring Sails Event open houses and demos worked well together and were “visitor-friendly.” Again, midsummer, the group coordinated Summer Sailstice events to invite more people into sailing locally via “free sails” and open houses. Both events were wellattended and proved to be successful ways to cross-promote local sailing businesses. At the time of print, ASIA was generating ideas to make the U.S. Sailboat Show more dynamic and appealing with the goal of inviting more people into sailing regionally. ASIA welcomes new members who are industry professionals in the Annapolis area. To learn more, contact mary@ spinsheet.com.

A Local Artist’s Winning Ways

His artwork will be printed on T-shirts and aron Marshall will represent the allposters for junior sailor participants and will new Junior Sailing Hospice Regatta be auctioned off during the post-race Awards/ September 26 as part of Hospice Cup Shore Party at the Atria Manresa on the Severn. festivities this year in Annapolis. Marshall is a The Junior Refreshman at Anne gatta will give 16 Arundel Comtop-performing munity College. junior racers “My art teacher, from all over Rita McRoy, inspired me to the Chesapeake region the chance paint with my heart, soul, and to learn more about team racmind, not just ing, race Optimist with my hands. dinghies, and help In the first stages local hospices. of my painting, the canvas The Hospice Cup is the larglooked flat and dull, but as time est charitable The Mark, by Aaron Marshall boat regatta in went on and with the world. Since encouragement 1982, the Hospice Cup has raised more than $7 from McRoy, this lifeless ocean suddenly became an explosion of color and movement,” says million for local hospices. Join the Hospice Cup Marshall. community. hospicecup.org

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EYC Lights Parade Happenings

he 2009 EYC Lights Parade in Annapolis Lights Parade participants must attend the Harbor and Spa Creek will run from 6 to 8 safety meeting December 10 and are invited to a p.m. December 12. Register online for free post-parade brunch starting Octoat EYC December ber 1. New this 13 and the awards year, those who party in January. enter the Club Check with eastporChallenge can tyc.org for parade represent a club, particulars. school, or other This October, organization, the “Annapolis on either nautical or the Water” calendar not (no matter) to will be available vie for the Club for sale at EYC Challenge Award. and selected sites Onshore, those around Annapolis as who decorate a fundraiser for the their docks, parade of parades. hotel balconies, This calendar, feaetc., can register turing photographs for judging by by EYC members, boat crews and family, and friends, Photo by Viola McAvey of Back Creek YC compete for lights shows aspects of parade fame and glory. Entrants will be assigned a life on the Chesapeake in and around Annapolis. reflective number to mount to allow parade boats Email any questions to Chris Rogers at rogercc1@ to vote on their land-based decor. gmail.com.

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Safety First

eptember 6 did not bode well for one skipper, his crew, and his 25-foot sailboat (below) on Bull Neck Creek near Dundalk, MD. When his aluminum mast snagged high tension/utility lines, the sailboat caught fire. Everyone onboard swam to safety. The boat drifted to shore, where firefighters doused the flames. Not a few fish were electrocuted. Lesson learned: always be aware of your surroundings and watch for overhead wires when you are sailing in unfamiliar waters.


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ctober and November are the deadliest months on the water. BoatU.S. (boatus.com) suggests several commonsense steps to stay safe: * Cold water quickly saps your strength. Wear a life jacket; it could give you the time you need to safely reboard if you accidentally fall overboard. Ensure you have a way to get back onboard quickly without assistance, such as a ladder or even a dockline.

* Don’t let sunny skies fool you. Dress appropriately and recognize that even slight changes in the weather can make hypothermia a real threat if you’re unprepared. * The fall means much less boat traffic. Share your float plan with family members or trusted friends, so they may notify authorities if you are overdue returning. * A VHF radio is a must. A cell phone or personal locator beacon may be additional pieces of important communication gear.

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Local Winning Poets and Artists


Natural Flow by Brandon Casas, grade 9

uring Natural Resources Day at the Maryland State Fair August 29, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced winners of this year’s River of Words (ROW) poetry and art contest. Poets Nicole Foggan and Makae Luzader and artists Brandon Casas and Jack Hardy were recognized. Over the last year, 415 Maryland school children from 10 Bay tributary regions

entered Maryland’s ROW. The program uses art to teach future generations about watersheds. All finalists received ribbons and free State Fair passes donated by the Maryland State Fair, and each champion received a $100 savings bond courtesy of BB&T Bank and a gift basket. The deadline for next year’s ROW International Poetry and Art Contest is December 1 (dnr.state.md.us/ education/are/row).

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Crew Opportunities and More News from the Virginia


aptain Stefan Edick, operations director for the Schooner Virginia, says it’s been an exciting season for the Norfolk, VA-based non-profit organization. Coming in second by 26 seconds in a 15-mile course at the Gloucester Schooner Race was one of the highlights. The American Eagle from Rockland, ME won the race, and Charm City’s Pride of Baltimore II came in third. “It was a phenomenal sight in a 15- to 20-knot sailing breeze,” says Edick. Winning the Great Provincetown Schooner Race by 18 minutes was another special moment from summer 2009. Next stop, Annapolis, where the Virginia will be docked and open for tours at the U.S. Sailboat Show October 8-12. One day later, she will set sail for the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race October 14-17. What many people don’t know about are

the adult education programs and crew opportunities available during such events. For $450 per person, adults may sail from Norfolk to Annapolis en route to the Show on the Virginia from October 4 to 7. A week later, the schooner takes on working passengers for $800 each for the three-day 120-mile Schooner Race from Fells Point in Baltimore to Portsmouth, VA. Among the other crew opportunities are a passage from Norfolk to Chestertown, MD, a musical passage back to Norfolk from Chestertown, and two celestial navigation cruises, one from Charleston to Bermuda and one from Bermuda to St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. More information about adult and youth education programs and (coming soon) the 2010 schedule are on the Virginia Maritime Heritage Foundation website at schoonervirginia.org.

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New in Newport News: More Pirates and the Art of Garbage

f you don’t think they have any fun down in the Southern Bay, then you haven’t been paying attention to the Mariners’ Museum event calendar. September 19, what any Bay pirate knows as Talk Like a Pirate Day, the museum hosted a rum tasting complete with Caribbean-inspired food, music, and entertainment. The host, Bilgemonkey, an authority on pirate history and pop culture, introduced four rums. Since he arrived on the scene in 2003, this entertaining pirate has been delighting fans with his online database of pirate movies, books, clothing, music, and rum at bilgemonkey.com, where the tagline is “because pirateyness is next to godliness.” In addition to the rum tasting, the museum hosted a variety of kids activities and a visit by Captain Jack Sparrow, who co-judged the actual Talk Like a Pirate contest. If all goes well, the event will happen again in September 2010. Multiple children’s programs, exhibits, and the Saturday speaker series will run through the month of October. Sailors who are curious about the environment and photography may want to catch the Meet the Artists of “Message in a Bottle” reception at 11 a.m. on October 31. The artists of the exhibit, Andy Hughes and Chris Jordan, explore the phenomenon of American consumerism and its environmental impact. Andy Hughes’s work focuses on the accumulation of garbage washed up on the shores where he surfs. Chris Jordan’s composite photos explore the “pervasiveness of our consumerism.” These visually compelling and provocative works serve as a backdrop for the sometimes challenging relationship between man and his environment. At the October 31 event, Hughes will discuss his photographs and give a tour of the gallery. Photographs of the exhibit and more news from the Mariners’ Museum are available at marinersmuseum.org. ~M.W.

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Kids News

Around the Bay with Junior Sailors T

he next generation of sailors are racers, cruisers, and students of the sport. Read more for a quick tour of end-of-summer sailing for juniors on the Bay.

Chessie Juniors—The Chessie Junior Racing team is hot off the action of September’s Hospice Cup and in the middle of Annapolis YC’s (AYC) Fall Racing series through late October. As part of the Chessie Junior Racing/Team Tsunami program, J/World’s Aaron Galvin teaches teens to sail J/105s and gives them valuable life lessons. To join the fun, contact info@chessiejr.org. Catching Albacores—Word of mouth has its benefits. On August 23, the Albacore Junior National Championship hosted by the West River Sailing Club attracted 14 boats featuring some of the region’s top junior competitors. Annapolitan Matt Schoene (age 16 years) and Gina Mattera won the regatta with a low score of six points, four better than John Andril and Kate Andril of Alexandria, VA. Alex Ramos and Alicia Bulota

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of AYC took third, while Severn School teammates Amanda Salvesen and Ian Duncan finished fourth. Alex Jacob and Ben Buhl of Fishing Bay YC took fifth overall and won the 16 and under division. albacore.org A Family Matter—On August 13-16, father and son, Henry and Christian Filter of Stevensville, MD, placed third in a talent-laden 52-boat fleet at the Snipe North American Championships out of the Erie YC in Pennsylvania. The dynamic duo placed in the top 10 in four of five starts and posted a bullet in the fourth race to gain 46 points. That’s one point better than fellow SSA member Eric Reinke. SSA member Gavin O’Hare placed seventh at North Americans. snipeus.org A Coaching Passion—Jay Kehoe, AYC’s Waterfront Director and SpinSheet friend, sees expanding AYC’s junior sailing program as a means to an end. In addition to fueling juniors’ passion for the sport, Kehoe wants to continue producing college All Americans and Olympians. A sneak peek into his resume reveals that as head coach of Stanford University’s varsity sailing team for seven years, Kehoe had more than 35 Intercollegiate Sailing Association national championship appearances, secured one singlehanded men’s national title, and produced 21 All Americans. So far at AYC, Kehoe has brought Mattie Farrar and Adrienne Patterson onboard to ramp up Club 420 and Optimist sailing and developed the Creek Critters program to introduce little wonders (ages five to seven) to the fun of sailing. For more about Kehoe and AYC’s Junior Sailing plans, visit annapolisyc.com. Hawk Flies—AYC sailor Harrison Hawk (age 13 years) captured Optimist class at the Middle Atlantic Midget Championships out of the Indian Harbor YC August 22-23. Hawk bested runner-up Matthew Harris by one point. Hawk qualified for the Midget Championships by placing second at the Corsica River Junior Regatta. He was also runner-up at the Chesapeake Bay Junior Olympic Regatta and has placed third or better in 10 of 11 events he has entered. indianharboryc.com More from CBYRA Juniors—Here are some highlights of late-season Bay racing for juniors. The Norfolk Yacht and Country Club’s Junior Regatta July 31 featured a collection of capsizes in 20-knot breezes. The Fishing Bay YC’s bonus High Point event in honor of the club’s 70th annual One-Design event brought more than 100 boats from multiple classes, including 24 Optis, 13 Radials, and eight 420s. Four Bay-based teams participated in the British International 420 Nationals in Connecticut, and 24 Optimist sailors took part in SSA’s End of Summer Regatta. spinsheet.com

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Kids News..continued

You’ve got to start somewhere… Andrea Landis of Sailing Chavurah snapped this shot over Labor Day weekend, saying, “My grandson Fisher Angrist, age three years, was at the wheel without help—except for verbal directions—for at least three hours of sailing!”

Summer Reflections at DSC T

he Downtown Sailing Center’s (DSC) unique Sailing Instructor Training (SIT) program invites a dozen 15- to 18-year-olds from Baltimore’s inner city into an eight-week intensive summer of learning. Among the skills students attain are: swimming, sailing, writing college essays, balancing checkbooks and creating savings plans, earning CPR and First Aid certification, and even practicing restaurant etiquette. After successfully completing the program, students are invited to work at DSC the following summer as assistants or instructors for outreach programs. Here are some reflections from the “class” of 2009. Crystal Gibbs—It’s cool when someone asks you what your job is and you can say, “Oh, I sail everyday and get paid to have fun.” This whole summer has been a really cool experience. I’ve

learned new things, such as swimming. The part I liked the most was the overnight sail. I got to sail the boat under the Key Bridge; it was a kind of heart-racing experience. I am definitely coming back next summer! Andra Manigault—I’ve learned much more from this experience than the basics of sailing. I learned how to get along with people you aren’t used to working with, how to talk to people, as well as how to listen and how to be a good role model. The best memory I’ve had from this summer was when I helped our outreach program, and we worked with disabled individuals. When we first started, I was nervous and could tell that they were, too. But, when we got on the water, they started to smile. Seeing the smiles on their faces made me realize that it wasn’t just about me, and that a day like this changes peoples’ lives. Jeanie Lai—I’ve never thought I would be able to maneuver a sailboat in the harbor by myself. I would think, “What if I crash?” After my first successful solo sail, I realized that I am able to accomplish what I set out to achieve. Now, I love going out and sailing by myself. Besides sailing, this program offered a college essay writing class, which introduced us to various colleges and writing tactics for a college admission essay. Because of the college essay course, I was able to write a college essay

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that I actually liked and was proud of. Our teachers were not only funny, they also gave us advice about applying to college and how college admissions work. I thank this program for preparing me for the future. Dereck Oliver—A fear that I quickly overcame was learning how to deal with the boat heeling. When I experienced my first heel, I jumped into the center of the boat and screamed for my life. Right behind me were my two friends, Willis and Luther. As the sail went on, Evan (the instructor) told me we were about to dock. I thought, “Yes, I’m finally on land.” After that, I found myself on the bow of the boat taking down the sails. It was the most educational and scary day of my life. Sireana Young—One thing I overcame this summer was being comfortable in deep water. I can not believe I did it. I was so nervous. I was the first to go in. It was the harbor water I was staring at. When I was in, I realized it wasn’t so bad. I did what I had to do. My instructors called it a pre-test (for a U.S. Sailing Instructor Certification). To others, it seemed like a nightmare. I just kept swimming, and soon it was over. Kiana Nicholson—When I first got here I was frightened to even get in the boat, and now I’m taking down the jib while we are out sailing. I never in my life thought I would be doing this. I have always had a fear of being out on the water, even in my dad’s motorboat. This summer, I became more comfortable being out there everyday. Janez Muldrow—My summer didn’t go at all as planned. I had way more fun than I expected and experienced a whole lot more than I thought I would. I learned how to sail a boat... Visiting the University of Delaware really opened my eyes to the concept of college life and really got me excited to work hard so that I can go to any school I want to go to. This was the best summer I ever had, and I will cherish it everyday. And I will come back every single summer for the rest of my school career, high school, and college.



Students enjoy dockside fun, learn to sail, and gain valuable life lessons as part of DSC’s Sailing Instructor Training program.

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n 2007, SpinSheet featured Rick Carrion, founder of the Classic Yacht Restoration Guild (CYRG), and his 35-year-long restoration of the 1888 sailing yacht Elf. Originally built by George F. Lawley of Boston, MA as a racing yacht to compete in the New England class of “30-footers,” Elf was retired from racing only one year after being built due to her oversized rig and new regulations in the class. Her cruising career spanned many decades under various owners who sailed her between New England and Bermuda, including trips to the Chesapeake. In 1932, she was bought by Gus and Veda Van Lennep, founders of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM). (Mrs. Van Lennep continues to support Elf’s ongoing restoration and education programs.) Carrion bought her at the age of 19—having no idea how special her history was—and spent 35 years learning about her past, creating a non-profit to

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preserve it, and restoring her to her former glory, an ongoing labor of love. Carrion and crew took Elf to New England this summer but only made it as far as Mystic, CT (rather than to Maine) due

Where Is Elf?

to engine troubles. The yacht uses CBMM as its home port and has been making trips back and forth to Annapolis this fall. Over the winter, Elf will be derigged and equipped with a new engine.

As a non-profit dedicated to yacht restoration and education, CYRG seeks to grow its member base, including finding corporate sponsors. Among benefits are opportunities to learn more about restoration techniques; attending sailing, social, and educational events; and for corporate sponsors, teambuilding and product photo shoot opportunities. For the 2010 sailing season, Carrion seeks crew for sailing and racing on the Bay from May through November. He is also available for talks on yacht restoration. Look for Elf at the start of the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race October 13 just south of the Bay Bridge, at the Cambridge Schooner Rendezvous October 23 to 25, and at Downrigging Weekend in Chestertown October 31 to November 2. To learn more, visit cyrg.org.


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Open House 10 to 2 p.m. Point Lookout State Park, Scotland, MD. The lighthouse opens up for the public the first Saturday of every month through November. pllps.org

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FreshFarm Market 8 a.m. to Noon. Sundays at Annapolis City Dock, except for Boat Show weekends freshfarmmarkets.org


Full Moon Party Boatyard Bar & Grill, Eastport. Live music by Nautical Wheelers. boatyardbarandgrill.com


Open Dock 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gratitude Yachting Center, Rock Hall, MD. Refreshments and sea trials of new Island Packets, Ranger Tugs, and more. gratitudeyachting.com


Maryland Celebrates Schooner Month Governor Martin O’Malley declared October “Schooner Month.” Get in touch with Maryland’s history with events all month!


Wye Island Electric Boat Marathon 10 a.m. Miles River YC, St. Michaels. Racing, food, and fun. electricboatmarathon.org


Solomons Trawler Fest Calvert Marina. Boats, displays, demos, food, libations, seminars, and much more. passagemaker.com

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Monday Crisfield Crab Cake Platter Tuesday Mama’s Meat Loaf & 1/2 Price Bottles of Wine Wednesday Authentic Beef Tacos Thursday 90 Miles to Cuba Chicken FrIday Fish Tacos


Blackwater Refuge Open House 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Cambridge, MD. Bird walks, eagle prowls, nature talks, demos, exhibits, guided tours, and more. fws.gov/blackwater


Land and Water Tour of the War of 1812 The Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore, in partnership with Fort McHenry and The Pride of Baltimore II, will take you on a land and water tour of key sites of the War of 1812. $150 includes lunch. abeiter@mdhs.org


Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. Hundreds of boatbuilders and enthusiasts from all over the region display their skiffs, kayaks, canoes, and more. cbmm.org

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Oyster Scald and Pub Crawl 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Solomons. Join Solomons Business Association in sampling oysters at local restaurants, taking free trolley rides, visiting the recently renovated Lore Oyster House, shopping, and more. Park across from Calvert Marine Museum. solomonsmaryland.com


River Riders Kayak Trip Noon. Greenwell State Park, Hollywood, MD. Paddle on the Patuxent. greenwellfoundation.org

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Blessing of the Fleet 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. St. Clements Island/Potomac River Museum, Colton’s Point, MD. Seafood, music, children’s fun, boat rides to St. Clements Island, and tours of Blackistone Lighthouse. Fireworks on Saturday. 7thdistrictoptimist.org


Fells Point Fun Festival Waterfront fun includes a beer garden, live bands, dancers, food vendors, carnival rides, family-friendly entertainment (puppets anyone?), fine arts and crafts, and more. preservationsociety.com


MD/DNR Boating Safety Certification Course October 3 and 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; test October 15 at 6 p.m. Eastport/ Annapolis Neck Branch Library. Offered by Annapolis Sail and Power Squadron. (410) 263-8777


Sail the Schooner Virginia from Norfolk to Annapolis $450. schoonervirginia.org


First Boat Named Obsession, 1101 Becomes most popular boat name ever. stunning-stuff.com

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Safe Boating Course 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays. McLean (VA) Community Center. Eight-sessions hosted by the Northern Virginia Sail and Power Squadron. $40. (No class October 12.) mcleancenter.org



ABYC Electrical Certification Philadelphia. Offered by American Boating & Yacht Council. abyc.org


Gordon Bok in Concert 8 p.m. Annapolis Maritime Museum. See world-renowned folk legend Gordon Bok. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. amaritime.org

Splicing Seminar 10 a.m. to Noon. West Marine, 113 Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis. Learn to splice three-strand and double-braid line with rigger Julian Richards. westmarine.com USS Enterprise (CV-6), the Most Famous Carrier of WWII, Is Launched, 1936



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U.S. Sailboat Show! Annapolis. Celebrate the 40th running of the galaxy’s largest in-water sailboat show. Seminars, clothing and accessories, and boats of all sizes. Enjoy the many shops, restaurants, and deals in town. usboat.com


Weems & Plath Tent Sale Eastport. Mega-savings on hundreds of nautical necessities! Tent times: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. October 8-9; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. October 10; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. October 11; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. October 12-16. Ten percent of proceeds on October 10 go to the Annapolis Maritime Museum. weems-plath.com

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Old Town Alexandria Food and Wine Festival 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Old Town Alexandria Crowne Plaza and the Old Town Holiday Inn Hotels. visitalexandriava.com


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Eastport YC Boat Show Bash Celebrate Annapolis’s rich maritime and sailing history with live music, friends, and adult beverages. eycbash.com


Family Fall Festival 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Turner’s Creek Park, Kennedyville, MD. Canoe rides, cider pressing, hikes, entertainment, pony and hay rides, displays, and more on the Sassafras. kentparksandrec.org


Harbor Day: At the Docks 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunset Avenue, West Ocean City, MD. Seafood, demos, live music, interpretive exhibits, tackle, kids’ fun and games, competitions, USCG boat tours, and more. ocharborday.com


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Holly Point Art and Seafood Festival 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Holly Point Nature Park, Deltaville, VA. Arts and crafts, great food, a few pirates, stories, llamas, alpacas, a car show, and more. deltavilleva.com


Open House 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Horn Point Laboratory, Cambridge, MD. Exhibits, tours, presentations, hands-on fun, games, free T-shirts for kids, and more. hpl.umces.edu


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Taste of Kent Narrows Noon to 5 p.m. Chesapeake Exploration Center, Chester, MD. Sample specialties from area restaurants, dance to live music by D’Vibe and Conga, sip the best of local wineries, enter the beer garden, enjoy arts and crafts, and let the kids run amuck with face painting, a giant slide, hay rides, dog demos, and more family fun. tasteofkentnarrows.org


Patuxent River Appreciation Days Calvert Maritime Museum, Solomons. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Don’t miss science and history exhibits, free harbor tours, kids’ fun, arts and crafts, food, music, an open house at the Calvert Marine Museum, and a Sunday Parade (2 p.m.). Free. Event benefits the health of the Patuxent River. pradinc.org


Solomons Tiki Bar Season Closer Midnight to 2 a.m.tikibarsolomons.com


IBEX 2009 Miami Beach (FL) Convention Center. ibexshow.com


Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race Week Schooners from around the United States will “Race to Save the Bay,” with parties in Fells Point, starting line off Annapolis, and parties in Portsmouth. schoonerrace.org

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After a Few “Wrong Turns,” Columbus Discovers America, 1492 Columbus goes ashore on San Salvador (Watlings Island) in the Bahamas. He always believed that he had arrived in the Indies and never fully realized the extent and importance of his discovery. You’ve seen one island, you’ve seen ’em all.


Multihull Demo Days Performance Cruising Marina, Annapolis. Make your “sails appointment” during the marina’s Multihull Brokerage Show October 8-12! multihulldemodays.com


Goose Bump Jump Betterton Beach, MD. Walk on the wild side and jump in the Bay to support programs for adults with developmental disabilities. Costumes encouraged. kentcenter.org

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Sail on the Schooner Virginia for the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race Sail from Fells Point to the race. $800. schoonervirginia.org


Crisfield Waterman’s Festival 12:30 to 4 p.m. Somers Cove Marina. All-you-can-eat oysters, crabs, clams, chicken, sides, and more. $40. Hosted by Crisfield Heritage Foundation. crisfieldchamber.com


Fall Rendezvous Big boats and cruisers come out for one last (?) hurrah in the crisp Autumn air. westriversc.org


Ain’t they sweet! Get your fill of oysters during festivals October 17-18 in St. Mary’s County and November 6-7 in Urbanna.

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Fort Algernoune, 1609: Celebration and Conference Fort Monroe, Hampton, VA. Celebrate the 400th anniversary of AngloAmerica’s first coastal fortification with a reception, new museum exhibit, Miss Hampton II cruises, tours, national speakers at a jam-packed symposium, and more. fmfada.com



Leisure Furl Rendezvous Port Annapolis Marina. Gain expert advice on Forespar’s Leisure Furl In-Boom Furling System, enjoy technical seminars, take free demo rides with local dealers, and partake of refreshments. The fun runs Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. forespar.com


Poquoson (VA) Seafood Festival Celebrate watermen with music, arts and crafts, seafood, kids’ fun, workboat races, baby beauty contest, Bay exhibits, and more. Bring beach chairs and blankets for all concerts. poquosonseafoodfestival.com


Schooner Days in Portsmouth, VA The Portsmouth waterfront from North Landing to beyond the High Street Landing will be lined with over 50 schooners from around the world. Music, re-enactors, pirates, restaurants and more. oldetowneportsmouth.com.

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Crabtoberfest Noon to 7 p.m. Sailwinds Park, Cambridge, MD. German beer, bratwurst, blue crabs, kids’ fun, folk dancing, live music by Die Schlauberger, and a polka party. $5. crabtoberfest.com


Tilghman Island Day 6 to 10 p.m. The island will rock with boat races, boat docking at its best, crab picking and oyster shucking contests, local seafood specialties, live auctions, and more. tilghmanmd.com


St. Mary’s County Oyster Festival 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds, Leonardtown, MD. Food, fun, and entertainment. Don’t miss the National Oyster Shucking Championship and National Oyster Cook-Off. usoysterfest.com


West River Heritage Day Oyster Festival 12:30 until 5 p.m. Captain Salem Avery Museum, Shady Side, MD. A full slate of entertainers, artists, authors, craftsmen, and food along the fall-kissed waters of the West River. shadysidemuseum.org

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Battle of Yorktown Ends, 1781 Yorktown turned out to be the last major engagement of the American Revolutionary War.


Boiling Mad at British Tea Tax, Annapolitans Destroy Brig Peggy Stewart and Cargo, 1774


Safe Boating Course 6 to 10 p.m. Delaware State Fire School, Chestnut Grove Road, Dover. Hosted by USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 12-05. $35 for adults; $20 for those 17 or younger. a0531205.uscga.info


Build Your Own Boat Chesapeake Light Craft, Annapolis. David Fawley will help you build a Skerry Daysailer. clcboats.com


Mature vessels will once again race October 10-11. Photo from the 2008 Good Old Boat Regatta by Dan Phelps/SpinSheet

All About the Patuxent Naval Campaign During the War of 1812 5:30 p.m. Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore. Donald Shomette tells how Captain Joshua Barney led his Chesapeake flotilla against British invaders. abeiter@mdhs.org


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Canal Ghost Walk 6 to 9 p.m. Chesapeake City, MD. Boo! chesapeakecity.com


Spirits of Point Lookout Scotland, MD. Learn about Point Lookout’s many legendary hauntings. stmaryskiwanis.org


Cambridge Schooner Rendezvous Long Wharf Park. Ships from all over the region celebrate the Bay’s seafaring legacy with music, food, crafts, dock tours, daysails, a Parade of Sail, and more! cambridgeschoonerrendezvous.com


Boo-seum 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Havre de Grace Maritime Museum has gone batty! Come to the Booseum for fall harvest fun and Halloween happenings. Learn about bats and take part in crafts and activities for the regular admission price. hdgmaritimemuseum.org


Fall Open House North Point Yacht Sales, J/Port Annapolis. See and demo new J/Boats, MJM Yachts, and Pilots as you partake of refreshments. northpointyachtsales.com


Fall River Cleanup Rappahannock River near Fredericksburg, VA. riverfriends.org


Open House 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tartan C&C Yacht Sales, Annapolis. tartanccannapolis.com


Great introductory pricing on the new Leopard 38 Clearance pricing on 2009 models of the Leopard 40 and Leopard 46

Seminar on Circumnavigation 10 a.m. to Noon. West Marine, 113 Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis. Giff and Patty Hammar will cover preparations and share photos of their recent trip around the world on Phoenix. westmarine.com

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Diesel Engine Class Annapolis School of Seamanship. annapolisschoolofseamanship.com


Rock Hall Oyster and Seafood Festival Waterman’s Crab House, Rock Hall, MD. All you can eat buffet and more! Live entertainment, kids’ fun, and the Oyster Ball. rockhallmd.com

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Ships, Spooks, and Seas Portsmouth (VA) Naval Shipyard Museum. Kids will build a ghost ship, hear some spooky stories, make a pirate flag, and see monsters. portsnavalmuseums.com

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Stephen Decatur and Frigate United States Capture HMS Macedonian off Madeira, 1812


Safe Boating and Piloting Course North East River YC, North East, MD. Take America’s Boating Safe Boating Course from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and get your USPS and Maryland eight-hour class certification. Then take the piloting course from 2 to 4:30 p.m. $35. wilmcoop@comcast.net


Fall into St. Michaels Town-wide decorations, a 5K run/walk, parties, competitions, food, a Kids’ Pumpkin Patch, ghost tours, dog races, auctions, Halloween haunts, trick or treating, and more. stmichaelsmd.org


“The Port that Built a City and State” 2 to 5 p.m. The Baltimore Museum of Industry will host the premier of this 60th anniversary documentary video about Baltimore’s Historic long-running maritime TV series. thebmi.org


Cambridge/Choptank River Paddle Cambridge, MD. Paddle in conjunction with the Schooner Rendezvous. cpakayaker.com


Sail Schooner Virginia Norfolk to Chestertown. $450. schoonervirginia.com


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Downrigging Weekend Chestertown, MD. Tall ships from across the mid-Atlantic will help the Schooner Sultana get ready for winter with a waterfront party full of sailors, food, music, and fun. schoonersultana.org

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Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Florida celebrates the 50th running of the show with an expanded showcase of yachts, gear, clinics, seminars, and more. showmanagement.com

Haunted Campout Camp Tockwogh, Worton, MD. Ghost stories around the campfire and a midnight hike will have you jumping at every rustling leaf! All ages welcome. tockwogh.com


Halloween Bash Tim’s Rivershore Restaurant, Dumfries, VA. timsrivershore.com


Halloween Night Paddle Chesapeake Paddlers Association, Columbia Island, Washington, DC. cpakayaker.com


Sail Sultana 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. Chestertown, MD. sultanaprojects.org


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Big Team Regatta Start and Finish at Port Annapolis Sailing Center. A Corporate Sailing Challenge and Regatta Party that benefits the National Maritime Heritage Foundation Kids Set Sail Program. bigdc.bigteamregatta.com

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Cantina Cup Regatta Gangplank Marina, Washington, DC. Participants get Mount Gay hats, T-shirts, free drinks, and free food catered by the Cantina Marina. The fun benefits the National Maritime Heritage Foundation. nmhf.org

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John Robert Heffner Jr. Memorial Regatta Havre de Grace YC. Open class Bay race off Turkey Point. Regatta party at Tidewater Marina. hdgyc.org


AYC Fall Series Three weekends of mid-Autumn sailing, October 3-4, 10-11, 17-18. Fabulous! race.annapolisyc.org


Atlantic Coast Laser Master’s Championship One day to sail your hardest out of Rock Hall YC in Maryland. rockhallyachtclub.org


Rolex International Women’s Keelboat Championship Rochester YC, NY. See the world’s best women battle for supremacy in J/22s. Cheer on the Chesapeake contingent! championships.ussailing.org


Hospice Turkey Shoot Regatta for Classic Sailboats Yankee Point Marina, Lancaster, VA. Racing on the Rappahannock interspersed with happy hours, music, food, libations, awards, and more all to benefit area hospices. No turkeys will be harmed. hospiceturkeyshootregatta.com


Good Old Boat Regatta Annapolis. Good Old Boat Magazine and Shearwater Sailing Club celebrate mature hulls with racing, parties, trophies, tall tales, and more. Skippers meet October 9. goodoldboat.com


USS Constellation Cup and Bull Roast Baltimore. Racing starts at 11 a.m., and the party onboard the USS Constellation runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Competitive sailing folds into a party with awards and prizes all to support the education and preservation programs at the Historic Ships. ussconstellation.org




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Chesapeake Bay Laser Master’s Championship Fishing Bay YC in Deltaville, VA. A weekend of breeze, beer, and ibuprofen. Fishing Bay YC in Deltaville, VA. fbyc.net


Pumpkin Patch Race Mulithulls abound! A-Cats, Nacra 20s. westriversc.org Chesapeake Bay Sailing

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Snipe USA Master’s Championship Atlanta YC, GA. Go Bay sailors, go! snipeus.org


Baltimore Harbor Leukemia Cup Baltimore City YA. bcya.com


Melges 24 Pre-Worlds Eastport YC. The Who’s Who of amateur and pro sailors warm up for the 2009 Worlds. melges24worlds.com


2009 Melges 24 World Championship The Who’s Who of the world’s amateur and pro sailors compete at EYC. melges24.com

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J/24 East Coast Championships Severn SA, Eastport. severnsailing.org

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J/35 Mid-Atlantic Championship cbyra.org, westriversc.org

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Storm Trysail Club IRC East Coast Championships Heralded as the conclusion to the “regular season.” stormtrysail.org

Sail Schooner Virginia Chestertown to Norfolk. Bring your banjo, guitar, or fiddle and join in the musical extravaganza of Music on the Bay. $850. schoonervirginia.org


Annapolis YC/Severn SA Club Championship This battle for bragging rights will be sailed in J/22s. race.annapolisyc.org,


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Daylight Saving Time Ends 2 a.m. Spend your extra hour wisely.

North American Rally to the Caribbean Say, “Bah, Humbug” to winter and schedule your departure from Newport, RI (or best weather window thereafter) for Bermuda and Caribbean. sailopo.com


Sail Sultana 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Chestertown, MD. sultanaprojects.org


Full Moon Party Boatyard Bar & Grill, Eastport. Howl at the moon and enjoy live music with your buddies. boatyardbarandgrill.com

Urbanna Oyster Festival Visit one of the nation’s oldest seaports, sample oysters and other tasty regional specialties, take in music and waterfront exhibits, and enjoy arts, crafts, parades, an oyster shucking contest, and more. urbanna.com


Oyster Jam St. Michaels. Brandnew town-wide celebration of an “R” month’s favorite bivalve. Photo ops and open shops, oyster tastings and wine pairings, boat rides and lively entertainment, and more. stmichaelsmd.org


Tug of War High noon. Eastporters try to regain the title from Annapolitans. themre.org

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International Beachcombing Conference Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Phillip Merrill Environmental Center, Annapolis. Beachcombing pros share their expertise on everything from sand and shells to ecology, ethics, and art during panel discussions and workshops. Don’t miss the holiday beach bazaar. beachcombingconference.com


Pirates by the Bay Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House, Havre de Grace, MD. Visit pirate camps, see their antics, and learn some history. lockhousemuseum.org


Sail Baltimore’s Beer, Boats, and Ballads Phillips Seafood, Baltimore. Live music, cocktails, delicious fare, a silent auction, and great fun to support bringing tall ships to Charm City’s slips. sailbaltimore.org


Waterfowl Festival Easton, MD. Fall on the Chesapeake! Wildlife collectables and sporting gear, contests and concerts, food and demos, antiques, crafts, and adventures await! The fun spills over into neighboring Oxford, St. Michaels, and Tilghman Island. waterfowlfestival.org


Marine Dealer and Conference Expo Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, FL. Seminars, workshops, displays of new technology, handy resources, and more. boating-industry.com/mdce


Jimmy Buffett in Virginia! Don’t miss the Big Kahuna at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville. margaritaville.com


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Parade of Lighted Boats Middle River. Benefits local kids’ programs. chesapeakebaymemories.org

November Racing

Diesel Engines and Support Systems Certification Annapolis. Offered by American Boating & Yacht Council. abyc.org

17-Jan 5

Safe Boating Course 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays. Fairfax (VA) High School. Eight-sessions hosted by the Northern Virginia Sail and Power Squadron. $40. (703) 777-8378, runis_320@yahoo.com


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where we With Kim Couranz


avid Murrin knows wind. plenty of time to observe the world. And and monopoles have mitigated bird strikes He grew up in the junior what Murrin saw were wind turbines—lots and nesting issues. They are no noisier than sailing program at Severn of them. “From the Straits of Gibraltar to a household refrigerator these days, and the SA, growing keen to the shifts and southern Spain to the Danish straits, even technology is just getting better,” Murrin nuances of the breezes on Annapo- the Cape Verde Islands. I was amazed by stresses. Older model turbines spin at 90 to lis Harbor. After a short hitch in the concept and that the United States was 100 rpm; new-technology turbines derive the U.S. Marine Corps, he contin- essentially being leap-frogged by all these great amounts of power from only 30 to 40 ued his sailing on both big boats other nations in terms of renewable energy.” rpm. And the National Audubon Society and 420s during his time at the Murrin met Marcellous Butler way back now “strongly supports properly-sited wind Massachusetts Maritime Academy. in elementary school, and they have been power as a clean alternative energy source And today, though his career with tight friends since high school; the two have that reduces the threat of global warming.” the Military The turbines envisioned Sealift Com- “...wind turbines would complement the Annapolis for Greenbury Point, mand takes at 300 feet tall, are only brand of being a sailing, maritime, and environmenhim—and half the height of the tally harmonious waterfront community.” his Unlimthree remaining radio ited Master’s towers. License (all oceans, any gross been bouncing around ideas for municipal Alpha Energy also has a National tonnage)—overseas 10 months a and private projects for Annapolis over Environmental Protection Act specialist, year, he still tries to get a ride on coffee at Annapolis’s City Dock Café for Christopher Burgess, on its board to ensure a Wednesday-night boat when he years. “We talked it to death and agreed that that any site selected for a turbine would returns to Annapolis. wind turbines would complement the Annot require any deforestation or significant Spending time on ships around napolis brand of being a sailing, maritime, disturbance to the topography and habitat. the world has given Murrin a and environmentally harmonious waterfront Burgess is a Maryland native who fishes and unique perspective on energy and community.” crabs the Bay—who also earned a master’s in the environment. “When I first Back at work in the Persian Gulf, Murrin environmental science and policy from John started sailing on ships, we would started putting the pieces together, examinHopkins. transit areas of the sea covered ing wind charts, power grids, feasibility calOne benefit of the Greenbury Point with crude and sludge. It would culators, and a multitude of other variables location is its proximity to the power grid. It turn my stomach.” He described to see if he could develop a vision for a clean would not require much additional conconditions near some countries, wind energy facility for Annapolis. He did. struction to tie the turbines into existing where there is “no Coast Guard Murrin and Butler formed Alpha Energy, infrastructure, saving money and resources. or any other agency to regulate LLC to give shape to their vision and started “Existing site infrastructure and proximity to or enforce pollution laws. While sharing their ideas with elected officials. the grid and load mitigate much of the costs deep sea areas are pristine, when The concept of wind power for Annapolis compared to typical wind energy facilities,” you approach populations your found a supporter in Delegate Ron George, observes Murrin. senses normally get offended.” whose Maryland District 30 includes the Alpha Energy is seeking approval to We sailors—those of us who U.S. Navy’s Greenbury Point location Murrun a detailed wind study to get the data it draw the power to move our boats rin and Butler see as a good site for wind needs to confirm whether Greenbury Point from wind—are in general pretty turbines. Alpha Energy presented to a meet- is indeed a solid location for a nonobtrusive tuned into energy issues. These ing attended by roughly 40 people including wind turbine site. Check their website, days, we hear a lot about the need representatives from Constellation Energy alphaenergy.com, for any updates. Also, Delfor clean energy, as increased and Anne Arundel County, as well as neigh- egate George wants to send voices of support demand for energy is outpacing bors from the St. Margaret’s community and for the project along to the Navy; send your increased supply by 30 percent, people involved with Severn River conserthoughts to ron.george@house.state.md.us. and how new businesses will rise vation. While there were some concerns About the Author: Kim Couranz is an Anto meet that challenge. But is it at the beginning of the meeting, questions napolis resident who writes on Bay-related really happening? Can it really at the conclusion of the meeting included happen for us here on the Chesa- “why didn’t we [start using wind turbines on topics. A member of Severn SA, she enjoys racing on one-design boats including her Lapeake? Yes. Greenbury Point] 30 years ago?” ser. She welcomes story ideas at kimcouranz@ Being away from hometown Some of the initial concerns were based yahoo.com. friends and family gives one on old information. “Slower turbine speeds

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Used Boat Marketplace with Jack Hornor

30 Sabre


29’ 11”






8600 lbs.


5’ (standard) 4’ (shoal)


ad to say, but they just don’t build them like this anymore. At least, production sailboat builders don’t build 30-footers like this anymore. It’s not that they aren’t capable or that talented craftsmen aren’t available; it’s simply a business decision. It costs only a small amount more to design, tool, and build a 36-footer than a 30-footer, yet the larger boat sells for significantly more and earns the builder better profits. At the risk of offending with an overused cliché—it’s a no-brainer. The Sabre 30 was introduced in 1979 almost certainly to fill the market gap between the very successful 28-foot and 34-foot models. Design credit is given to the “Sabre Design Team”; although company founder Roger Hewson’s preference for conservative designs with moderate length-to-beam ratios, displacement, and draft seems to have clearly influenced this design. Promotional literature calls the Sabre 30 a “performance cruiser,” yet the overall length of 29 feet and 11 inches suggests some consideration given to competition, as the length was kept to the limit of the MORC rating rule. If you ever wonder why many 30-footers of the 1970s and 1980s were actually 29 feet and 11 inches, that’s the answer. 54 October 2009 SpinSheet

Identical in dimensions to the original Sabre 30, but with a slight increase in ballast weight, the Sabre 30 Mk II was introduced in 1983, and a retooled and slightly larger Mk III version was introduced in 1986. With the Mk III version, length increased to 30 feet and seven inches, and beam increased from 10 feet to 10 feet and six inches, but there were few other substantive changes. Some references and literature show the Sabre 30 offered through the 1991 model year; though models newer than 1989 are rare, and I have not run across one. Sabre 30 hulls are all hand-laminated, in the traditional method of quality fiberglass production, utilizing alternating layers of chopped strand mat and woven fiberglass cloth set in polyester resin. The deck and cabin structure use balsa wood core for stiffness and weight reduction. The two are joined on an inward hull flange with mechanical fasteners and sealant. Very little use was made of fiberglass liners for internal components resulting in quite good accessibility for inspection. The quality of construction and attention to finish detail are well above those of typical production boats aimed at first-time boat buyers, but aging Sabre 30s are not without a few areas of concern. Osmotic blisters, sometimes quite severe, are fairly common on Mk I and Mk II; although the Mk III version utilized vinylester resin for exterior coats and is less susceptible to blistering. And, as detail-oriented as Sabre was with its construction methods, in some cases, deck hardware and cabin handrails were mounted through balsa-cored composites without adequately sealing the core. It is common to find deteriorated decks as a result. The Sabre 30 features a six foot and nine-inch-long cockpit which comfortably accommodates three or four adults in a mushroom arrangement around a pedestal-mounted wheel. Side decks are wide enough to allow for easy passage from the foredeck to the cockpit, and rigging shrouds are inboard to allow the genoa to be sheeted inside the lifelines. There is a small locker on the foredeck for storage of ground tackle. Acceptable cabin ventilation is provided by two deck hatches, one forward and one aft of the deck-stepped mast, and four opening ports in the cabin sides.

Below, the Sabre 30’s accommodations follow the most basic arrangement plan. There is a V-berth forward followed by a port head and starboard hanging locker followed by the main saloon with opposing settees and a dining table, which drops down from the forward bulkhead. The galley is aft to starboard with a quarter berth and navigation station to starboard in Mk I and Mk II models. These positions are reversed on the Mk III version. Storage doesn’t get much better than this on a boat of this size, but differs among models due to a variety of potable water tank options offered. Capacities range between 22 and 70 gallons. Mk I and early model Mk II versions were powered by 13-horsepower Volvo or Westerbeke engines, which are marginal for a boat that weighs nearly 9000 pounds. Later models were powered by 18-horsepower Westerbekes—a considerably better choice. Engine access is reasonably good, but engine compartment insulation is not. She tends to be rather noisy under power. Fuel capacity is 20 gallons, which is not great for serious cruisers, but adequate in most cases. The Sabre 30 makes no pretense of being a race boat or even a racer/cruiser, yet I suspect most would find her performance quite acceptable as a cruiser and even club racer under the PHRF handicap system. The five-foot, two-inch draft version offers sufficiently improved windward performance over her shoal draft counterpart to justify the extra foot, and I would opt for it unless draft is critical for your area of use. This was a popular model for Sabre for 10 years, and there are typically multiple offerings available at prices ranging from $20,000 to $60,000 depending on year and condition. Reported selling prices over the last six months have ranged from as low as $13,000 for a 1981 model reported to have some significant deck problems to $52,000 for a well-equipped 1987 Mk III version. For many used boat shoppers, there comes a time when, for about the same amount of money, they must decide between an older boat with some pedigree and prestige and a newer model of less noble heritage. I can make strong arguments either way, but for those who opt for pedigree, the Sabre 30 offers good value, style, and longevity. About the Author: Jack Hornor, N.A., is the principal surveyor and senior designer for the Annapolis-based Marine Survey & Design Co. msdco.com


2008 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year

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Chesapeake Rambler

with Fred Miller

The Annapolis Boat Show circa 1975.


Where Egos Dared to Tread

he trouble with history is that if we that brilliant idea for a sales event, having mind’s eye is so familiar with during the rest don’t stop to remember it now and attended the New York boat show, with its of the year. There’s the Harbormaster’s office, then, the memory fades like a cheap offered vessels improbably stuck on the hard the outline of the City Dock, and the justyacht club burgee after just a short season in the echoic cavern of the convention center. once-a-year arrive-over-water access to the in the sun. So, as you attend this significant Wood, who likewise is credited (along with Fleet Reserve Club (for roast beast sammies). 40th annual U.S. Sailboat Show, glance a little help) with inventing the sailing school Implausibly, to me anyway, Susan C. just off campus if you will, and imagine this concept, had something few others ever will: Campbell Park, the refurbished brick-paved place, this very space, just a few short decades a vision, if not a true crystal ball. He saw expanse on the outer end of Ego Alley, back. Downtown Annapolis hadn’t been potential, despite the odiferous 20-foot-high nearly disappears. It’s still there, alright, right discovered yet, and there was a distinctly piles of oyster shells, the trash, and the rough under your Top-Siders, but once the boat industrial feel here. show is in place, that red Be assured, in 1970 brick expanse overlooking “Wood saw potential, despite the odiferous 20-foot-high piles nobody had ever heard Spa Creek is obscured by of oyster shells, the trash, and the rough scrabble front of Sam the tents and the small of Ego Alley or even Lorea’s Bar… And here we all are, proving him right.” pronounced those boats on trailers, giving words in sequence. way to the larger yachts, The “city slip,” as the as one walks out over old charts specified, was some 900 feet long, scrabble front of Sam Lorea’s Bar (at 136 the creek. The visceral memory of how the with its inner reaches still often stacked with Dock Street, where a bright blue façade of downtown dock space is supposed to look is unsightly Bay workboats—typically singlethe Dock Street Bar & Grill now resides). quickly obscured by the reality and pageantry screw, one-off wooden deadrise craft, many And here we all are, proving him right. and colorful distraction of what we do see, in built by the very same plain simple men who The mind is a funny thing. In mine, part the here and now. used them to scrape an existence from the of the magic of our yearly circus lies in the It’s true, as we locals have long observed, (then) bountiful fisheries of the Chesapeake. sudden and complete visual transformation that the boat shows do indeed punctuate These were not meticulously painted of the City Dock area. It’s all contracted the seasons. After mid-October, we take yachts. These were not, safe to say, particuyears in advance, of course, and the city back our city, adjust our driving patterns, larly refined people, and there was certainly government, such as it is managed, receives and perhaps spend more time downtown, no ego at play in their hardscrabble existence. a substantial ground rent. But in the wee unafraid to cross the Eastport bridge. But the The very idea that this narrow arm of water, small hours (12:01 a.m. October 5 this year), shows, for a brief moment or two, likewise extending from Spa Creek proper right up seemingly overnight, the fencing goes up, punctuate the landscape and waterscape. At to the Market House downtown, would ever and floating docks begin to arrive in long the end, we all cheer and raise a cup, as the be filled with gleaming, sparkling yawwts is a barge-trains from Carr Creek (at the mouth “breakdown party” clears all the boats out tribute to the vision of anyone crazy enough of the Severn River). The parking meters and like a good strong fall nor’easter. And slowly, to dream up such a show as first appeared wheel stops and signage are removed, and a Susan C. Campbell Park reappears. in 1970 and has evolved since. Just imagnearly flat, uninterrupted plane presents itself About the Author: Fred Miller spends too ine being convinced to take your shoes off for tents and exhibitor booths and thousands much time working on his 41-foot ketch, before you could climb aboard a big sailboat of visitors. Julie Marie. Past commodore of the Eastport (long before you had to do this to get on an As we walk around among the new definYC, Miller enjoys reading and gazing vacantairplane). ing architecture of the place—the tents, the ly at the pretty boats and the pretty waters. The first in-the-water boat show, it has “bridges” that cross the main slip, the eerily Contact him at svjuliemarie@comcast.net. been widely repeated, occurred after future moving floaters we all walk on—we can see captain of industry Jerry Wood hatched hints of the landscape, waypoints that our

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Baltimore Beat with Stephanie Stone


Sailing Healing

never understood why the Molly says, it’s a visceral thing: you U.S. Sailboat Show was in feel your horse just as you feel your Kennedy was quoted as sayOctober until Ted Kennedy boat. died. Holding our biggest Bay Now you will say that a horse is ing, “It was wonderful being boat event in fall instead of spring a living creature with a will, and that on the water. It’s all it takes.” always seemed kind of backwards most boats are plastic, not a highly to me. Then I saw the video clip emotive substance. But a boat does of Ted Kennedy, fresh from come alive underway. “She” may be the hospital where he’d learned lively or she may be a pig, but she is of the brain glioma that would a living creature when we shepsoon kill him, sailing his 50-foot herd her between the competing Concordia schooner Mya. It was demands of wind and sea. The idea an evocative scene: the confluence of the parallel between riding horses of a life of privilege and power, a and riding sailboats is not mine. In death sentence, and sailing. Greek mythology, Poseidon is the Afterward, Kennedy was ruler of the sea and was the god who quoted as saying, “It was wondergave the horse to man. He is often ful being on the water. It’s all it depicted mounted on a horse rearing takes.” out of the sea. Of course, I can’t know what One of the things that led me to he meant, but I could have said write this piece was the lovely action those words. The strange thing is of Mya in the video clip. She was that I don’t know exactly what I on the muscle, as we say of horses mean. “It’s all it takes.” What is that are fresh and eager. She coursed the power of sail? through the waves, sending spumes For a racer’s perspective, I ask of white wake off her pretty bow, SpinSheet’s Amy Gross-Kehoe. like a horse blowing steam from her She’s been racing since she was nostrils, her neck and chest streaked 12, has staged two Olympic with lather. One moment, Kennedy campaigns, and now coaches high labored down the dock; the next, you’re in the elements—even a dreary, school racing. She ought to know he was off on his glorious schooner, rainy fall day is beautiful. Last fall, we went galloping through the ocean swells off about the power of sail. Amy talks about sailing on a gray, nippy day—we went into pre-race jitters, then about meeting the Hyannis. Healed. The American Schooa zone, like a different planet. On a boat, challenges after the start: “The physical ner website describes this as “schooner I’m completely in touch with the weather work, the tactics, the strategy—and sailing therapy.” and how I’m feeling. Last week, I got single or double, you’re doing all those Perhaps all the reasons we sail amount stressed out at work. I played hooky and things.” I push for more, and good thing to that: healing. Healed, whether of the went sailing for a whole day. I came back because Amy comes up with a thought pain of hospitals and diagnoses or the petty feeling healed, like I’d had a full week of I hadn’t considered: sensuousness. “The busy-ness we allow into our lives. Healed vacation.” sounds of the water against the hull, the by being at one with the winds and waters The healing power of sailing is a new feel of the tiller in your hand when the boat that encircle the earth. It quiets our small concept for me, too. But it feels right. is perfectly balanced, the right amount of fears—of death, of inadequacy—when we For me, horseback riding is like sailing. heel, the sounds of a tack—the luff, the feel part of such grandeur. “It’s all it takes.” Setting off on my mare for a ride in the perfect roll, the snap up. It’s beautiful and Being in nature, feeling the moment. woods or pushing a sailboat away from the graceful. When you do it right, it’s like These have the power to heal. It works to dock, my heart is open, looking for addancing.” have the boat show in fall because healing venture and mindful of risk—being at one For a cruising perspective, I ask my knows no season. Mr. Kennedy, thank you with nature, on the edge of control, hareditor Molly Winans. “That’s kind of a big for these thoughts. Good sailing. nessing huge forces with physical strength, question, isn’t it?” she stalls, then, “It’s so yes, but mostly with feel, or as horsemen About the Author: Stephanie Stone sails visceral, it’s hard to put into words.” “Try,” J/22s in Baltimore and beyond. E-mail comI urge, enjoying our reversal of roles. “Well, call it, saavy. You need your head, but as ments and story ideas to sstone@jhu.edu.

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e k a e p a s California Dreamin’ e H C


by Chris Ferro

hile my wife was home pouring Technically, we were in the Santa are places to drop the anchor or tie up, but candy into baskets for the trick- Monica Bay, but it sure seemed like the they’re few, scattered, crowded, expensive or-treaters we were expecting, Pacific Ocean. After we turned right, we (or closely guarded secrets), and always I was pulling our sailboat out of the water all knew that there was nothing between at the ocean’s mercy. “Pacific” may mean for its long winter’s nap. I motored it over us and Asia except a few tiny islands and a “peaceful,” but the world’s biggest and to the TraveLift, stopping first to pump the whole lot of water. This being my first sail deepest ocean rarely lies down like a lamb. holding tank clean, and then stood back in the Pacific, I was awed by the thought. Not that any of this was a surprise to and let the marina’s crew do the rest. While To starboard was Venice Beach, with Ivan. He grew up on the Chesapeake and they blocked up the keel and set the jacks, Malibu further in the distance. I could knows full well the pros and cons of both I ran down the winter checklist: winteralmost see Pamela Anderson running in places. California sailing tends to be either ize, clean, inspect, maintain, coastal day-sails to nowhere replace, and so on. The cold or long trips over serious seas, morning, falling leaves, and without much in between. Catshort day brought chilling imalina and the Channel Islands ages of the ice and snow that are popular destinations, but were surely only weeks away; many miles of ocean stand in and even though winter gives the way. The next stop would me a chance to dry out the be Hawaii, then Asia itself. The hull and do things like make run down the Mexican coast to another futile attempt at unCabo San Lucas is another possticking the paddlewheel that sibility, but it’s hardly a voyage hasn’t budged in years, I can’t to be taken lightly. help but think about my friend And then there’s the Ivan and his endless, California Chesapeake: warm, calm, and summer. friendly, with anchorages and Two days earlier, he, along boat-friendly towns and restauwith his wife Jennifer and rants around every corner. We “You could spend every their daughter Sirena, took have options here for a quick weekend exploring the Bay’s me sailing from their slip in hop or a week-long vacation. Los Angeles’s Marina del Rey. You could spend every weekend wrinkles and still never get to The weather was perfect, as exploring the Bay’s wrinkles it often is in LA, with temand still never get to all of all of them.” peratures in the high 70s and them. And if you need a taste plenty of sun. Before heading of the serious, the Atlantic is out, I had helped Ivan reeve a always waiting to pounce. So as And then there’s the Chesapeake: warm, calm, and friendly, with anchorages and boat-friendly towns and restaurants around every corner... new halyard while the ladies winter approaches once again, Photo by Al Schreitmueller/SpinSheet went swimming in the pool. those thoughts of summers on Of course, my marina back in Maryland slow motion—or was it David Hasselhoff? the Bay will keep me going when Ivan ehad long since shut our pool down—as had At that distance, it’s hard to tell. mails me pictures of sailing in January—as every other marina on the East Coast. I was After a few more star-struck moments, I’m wondering how deep the ice is in my starting to feel a bit jealous. however, the glamour of LA sailing started bilge. The little one-cylinder Volvo diesel putto wear off. I looked around and began California’s summer may be endless, but tered us out into the massive fairway, which to realize something: there weren’t many so are our Bay’s possibilities—and they’re funnels the mega-marina’s inhabitants places to go. The shore was straight as far worth waiting out the winter. toward the ocean. After a few minutes, we as the eye could see. There were no creeks, put the sails up and zig-zagged the 25-foot no nooks, not even a cranny (whatever that About the Author: Chris Ferro lives in Ericson up the impressively huge channel is). There would be no ducking into a quiet Alexandria, VA and sails his Seidelmann that leads to the even more impressively cove for lunch or tying up at a waterfront 30T Vita Brevis out of Deale, MD. He huge breakwater that sits perpendicular to restaurant for a beer. Almost every square travels for a living, but always comes back the channel’s mouth and keeps the Pacific inch of California’s coastline is either to his favorite place in the world: the at bay. At the exit, you have two choices: developed in some way or left as a crashing Chesapeake. left toward Mexico or right toward Canada. beach or a rocky lee shore. To be fair, there 60 October 2009 SpinSheet


For the Love

The decade-long restoration of Red Fox is coming to a close, which means one thing for a happy couple: time to go sailing! Photo coutesy of Annapolis Harbor Boatyard

of an Old Boat W

hether we love them for their beauty or their price tags, whether we sail them for love of the past or by default, there’s something about old boats sailors can’t resist. Here are four different stories about eight Chesapeake Bay sailors whose lives have been enriched by the sometimes decaying, usually needy, often happily sailed boats in their lives.

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Cheap Waterfront Property

by Chris Charbonneau


it is the maritime equivalent of naming a having a boat probably should be low on ucked in a shallow corner of one of boy Sue. Whenever he mentions it, I get the priority list, she is one luxury that we Annapolis’s many Back Creek mariimages of a lost Judd sister, who can’t sing can’t live without. nas, hidden behind the forest of tall masts but unabashedly breaks into song whenever Her name is Winola, after a childhood and high decks of expensive yachts, there is it suits her. This a small, unremark“In good times and in bad, our little boat has been many differ- actually may be able sailboat that ent things to us. She’s been a local bar, a confessional, a thera- a fitting image only its owners for our little girl. could love. She is pist’s couch, a tree house, and sometimes, even a dog house.” Among some of a carriage horse sailing’s elite on among thoroughlake that John’s family visits every summer. the Bay, she is not ashamed to spread her breds and Clydesdales, modestly bridled in I can’t say that I have ever been crazy about wings like a drying cormorant and watch her tiny little stall. My buddy John Burke most pass by. From J/Boats to Optis, about the name, but we have been too cheap to and I have shared this little boat, a Tanzer the only thing Winola can overtake is a crab 24, for the past four years, and even though have it painted on the boat, so her name is never revealed unless someone asks. I think pot, but that does not mean she won’t call things have gotten tough and luxuries like

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“starboard!” whenever she gets the chance. In good times and in bad, our little boat has been many different things to us. She’s been a local bar, a confessional, a therapist’s couch, a tree house, and sometimes, even a dog house. I proposed to my wife aboard her while anchored off of the U.S. Naval Academy wall. She is not very big, but she has carried heavy problems out to the middle of the Bay and left them there like an unmade anchor. When we have out-of-town guests, we always try to get out on the water to give a Bay view tour of Annapolis. Each Christmas, we go around admiring the lights of the waterfront community. Other times, we don’t even have to go out of the slip, we just go below to wait out a storm, or just sit in the cockpit until we are out of beer or time. Even though she is not pretty, fast, or even comfortable, she gets us out on the water, which is why we love her. She is the most inexpensive piece of waterfront property in Annapolis, and tourists waving from the Woodwind don’t judge her; they just make exaggerated assumptions of what our lives as locals must be. We always politely wave or raise a beer almost as if to confirm that our lives are exactly what they imagine. So, even though times are tight and writing that check for another year of slip fees is tough, we do so without hesitation. At the end of the day, Winola is priceless. About the Author: Chris Charbonneau and his new bride Kate sail out of Annapolis, where they run their company Joey Totes for easily stowable, reusable bags. joeytotes.com

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Three Friends and One Old Boatyard Dog: The Story of O’Yeller after reflection and a beer or two, it was agreed that maybe it was not as bad as it looked. After a few weeks of magic, the boat was ready and looked great with a new white bottom. Back in Southern Maryland, we frantically worked on O’Yeller with the intention of having her ready for the Screwpile Challenge. We rebuilt all the bright work on the deck, a new tiller handle, and pin boards. We removed the bubble window from the companionway hatch and patched the egregious holes above the water line. We had her in the water by mid-June with two weeks to practice before Screwpile. The first year was great sailing. The highlight of the year was a first place in A3 in the Eastport YC Solomons Island Invitational Race. While running down the 9 0 0 Bay at eight to 10 knots in this race, we August 2 noticed one of the jib turning blocks trying to part ways from the deck. Other hardware and rigging “The combined skills of the three of us—a fiberglass wiz- problems that developed durard, a detail-oriented wood worker, and a consummate tinker ing the first year made it clear and tweaker of rigging—have been fun and educational.” that major work was required on the deck. The spring of year two started with fixing the deck, after bad news from the rticles about fixer uppers inspired us, peared. The previous owner had converted moisture meter. We pulled everything off and hopefully, our story will continue the boat into a cruiser, complete with storand started grinding. Not all the deck was to inspire others to keep older boats racing. age boxes built into the cockpit, a bubble bad (about five percent remained when the We thought that your readers might like to window in the companionway hatch, and grinder stopped whining). We replaced the learn the history of the Olson 30 O’Yeller, a saildrive, which made it impossible to coring, reglassed the deck, and applied a formerly Bright Yes, from New Bedford, enter the cabin without going into a yoga coat of white paint and nonskid; she was MA. The fact that O’Yeller has transitioned position. Our first year goal was to make ready to be put back together. All the deck from a junk yard dog to a cover model her seaworthy and put a smooth race bothardware was mounted with robust back(August SpinSheet 2009) is incredible to tom on her. After a few weeks of fiberglass ing plates. The jib tracks were optimized us and rewards the hours of hard work we work and two gallons of Bondo, the cockfor light-wind sailing, and upgrades in deck have invested. pit floor was replaced and rear deck was hardware made us hopeful for improved This boat purchase started like all others; able to keep water out. A few more weeks, performance. three guys with a dream of finding a lowand the many layers of bottom paint were We were rewarded well with a third in cost boat that could still race competitively peeled off the bottom. It was time to take in the Chesapeake Bay. We purchased our treasure to Muller Marine in Annapolis A3 in the St. Mary’s College Governor’s Cup Regatta. Although the O’Yeller was the boat in a dilapidated state hardly seafor a new bottom and faired keel. starting to prove herself in the distance worthy for racing. We found the boat in The drop-off was interesting to say the races, we were still struggling around the New England after an inspector foreleast. The initial question from Muller’s buoys and not getting the performance warned us that it was a “piece of junk,” and was what should they do with it? It was we wanted. One of us argued that our settled into negotiations that resulted in a too big to fit into the dumpster! Well, CHES



$9000 purchase of a pretty nice trailer, the dilapidated e Ho ok Kids Off th Olson 30, and two new sails. rs Why Sailo rd Borrowing a friend’s truck, Love Oxfo we drove to New Bedford p Rhode Tri to pick up our new found atta g e R e il “treasure.” Driving through p Screw Exclusive the night, guessing that we did not extend above the low bridge heights of 14-feet in Baltimore, we brought her to her new home on the Bay. After getting the boat home, reality hit, as the list of items to get her race-ready was very long. For every repair FREE and modification that we scratched off of the list, two new ones ap-





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performance was hampered by the inboard saildrive that gave us six PHRF points and about 350 pounds of weight. Not until the delivery for the Governor’s Cup to Annapolis when the boat was outrun by an Olson 29 with a four-horsepower outboard were two of the three of us ready to remove the yoga-inflicting, weighty inboard. The spring of 2009 saw the removal of the inboard and a gaping hole where the saildrive had been (saildrive for sale, good price, please inquire). More glass, microfibers, and resin, and that task was checked off our list. Removal of the inboard was also the last task to return to Olson 30 onedesign status. We are improving round the buoys and learning more about making the boat go fast. Rewards this year included a second in the EYC Solomons Island Invitational Race and fourth in the Governor’s Cup. We continue to tweak to enhance performance. What lies in the future for O’Yeller? As we reap her junkyard dog successes, maybe we can deviate from the original ending in the book of our namesake and forego the bullet to the head. Our “to do” list still includes a complete redo of the interior, including the infamous Olson 30 “beam of destiny and the jock strap.” The combined skills of the three of us—a fiberglass wizard, a detail-oriented wood worker, and a consummate tinker and tweaker of rigging—have been fun and educational as we share our expertise to improve the boat. We continue to work to get it all together to improve in the round the buoy races, particularly the Screwpile Regatta. Watch for us around the Bay as we continue to race our rabid but devoted boat. Two of us are even considering the AnnapolisBermuda double-handed race in 2012. This last note is a plug for the Olson 30 class. These are great low-cost boats that continue to perform well on the Bay. We look forward to one-design racing and hope to encourage others to find boats and join us. The Olson class members have been very helpful to us and other owners as we have been getting up to speed. About the Authors: John (Barney) Hathaway, Tom Moulds, and Willem Roosenburg race their junkyard dog O’Yeller out of the Southern Maryland SA and were featured on the cover of the August 2009 SpinSheet.

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The Ups and Downs of Boat Restoration

by Thomas Hall


t started as a vision, a mission really— the desire to outfit a cruising sailboat to travel and produce news and feature documentaries. It seemed possible. Boating magazines regularly featured intrepid souls living aboard in exotic locations. Fresh from journalism grad school, I joined the Associated Press as a photo editor in Chicago in 1981. Quickly embroiled in a labor-management conflict, I joined the union—not likely a company man. With escapist fervor, I taught myself sailing, read books, took on-and-off-water classes, and talked to other sailors. I bought a 1966 Sailstar Corinthian (Alberg 20) sloop, called it Tomfoolery, and outfitted it for coastal cruising on Lake Michigan. I added bow and stern pulpits and lifelines, a new outboard, a bulkhead speedo, a compass, and more. Influenced by legendary sailors like Slocum, Hiscock, and Moitessier, I envisioned the ideal cruising boat—strong and safe with good performance, which would tack smartly, carve windward at six or seven knots, leave a straight wake, have a flexible sail plan, and be manageable in adverse conditions. With little money, I scoured boatyards for years. Boats I liked were too expensive, and boats I could afford were mostly old, wooden boats requiring master woodworking skills to restore. When I found Aquila, then called Aran, on Chicago’s Southside in 1986, she was a mess. Uncovered and abandoned for six years, her sitka spruce masts were down, with bad paint and open seams, and the

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standing and running rigging spread like spaghetti across the deck. There were also holes in the hull and bad spots in the extensive woodwork. Still, she was beautifully crafted—a classic wooden boat design built in steel with ribs and stringers, a soft chine, a delicately sculptured stern, and no welds above the waterline. It was my cruising boat vision: a cutter-rigged yawl with 38foot LOD, 48-foot LOA, narrow beam, six-foot draft, and full keel. The moment I went aboard, I felt at home. To my delight, my offer of $8000 for owed storage charges was accepted. Reportedly, the yawl was custom-designed and built there for $100,000 in 1951 and named Stone Horse. Refitted in 1966 with a Universal Unimite Four, 70-horsepower gas engine, all equipment, bronze hardware, interior, and mahogany woodwork, though old, were first-rate. She deserved to be restored, and I began clearing and disassembly. Crawling over her surface with assorted tools through multiple stages of repair, progress, though steady, was slow.

“Aquila has been both a burden and a sanctuary, mostly the latter.” I made friends with an old shipwright who fashioned woodwork replacements, including the boomkin and bowsprit spars, later fitted in. Finally tired of Chicago winters and job hassles, I proposed and accepted a company buyout and trucked the boat in 1989 to Herrington Harbour, then a sleepy marina and boatyard south of Annapolis. I bolted my sloop’s cradle to an old powerboat trailer, towed it home to Virginia, and later sold it to the retired Navy Commander at Dahlgren Naval Air Station (NAS). I moved aboard the yawl and continued work while looking for news photography jobs around Washington, DC. A recession was underway, and I went through a series of part-time, short-term, and freelance jobs. A photographer position at the Patuxent River NAS in Southern Maryland pulled me away from the boat. I liked photographing aircraft and the challenging assignments and eventually got

promoted to base photojournalist. I bought a small cottage on St. Clements Bay on the Potomac River. The plan was to fix the boat and anchor it on a wet mooring in the sheltered, deepwater bay. Unfortunately, I lost my job the day I moved into my house. I would spend the next couple of years fixing up the house while battling injustice only to lose it all, faltering career included, through bankruptcy in 1996. Back aboard, the boat became an exotic trailer in the yard, and I gladly paid the liveaboard fee. West Marine opened a store at the marina, where I worked mainly for equipment discounts. Learning about boat systems, I divided work into smaller projects, while keeping a notebook of needed repairs and materials. Bargain-hunting. I bought and sold gear at an annual marine mart in Annapolis and found deals online, my ship’s wheel at a marine yard sale, and many dumpster-diving treasures. Needless to say, labor and time involved in restoration were enormous. Ferreting out rust was tedious, dirty, and uncomfortable. I used vinylester resin, which has strength, flex, and good adherence to metal, to cover repairs and surfaces including the bottom, which was sandblasted and multi-coated. Excepting my cockpit floor replacement, out of a couple dozen small repairs overall, only about a three-footsquare area of steel was replaced. The exterior woodwork was equally challenging to replace, repair, and maintain. Both masts (a 28-foot mizzen and 53foot main) were rebuilt using West System epoxy and materials then coated with Awlgrip paint, hardware reattached, and external wiring added. The standing rigging was sound, so I only replaced blocks, shackles, and turnbuckles. All three-strand running rigging became double-braided line, and a wire rope halyard went high tech. In general, all systems were repaired or replaced—exhaust, fuel, plumbing (hand and electric bilge pumps), new head, and fixtures. An electrician designed my 12V/110V operating system around a Freedom 10 charger/inverter, Link 2000R monitoring and regulating panel, two battery banks, and a charging alternator. I installed the components and lighting fixtures, built all the panels, and ran all the wiring for the boat and engine.


About the Author: Thomas Hall is a Baltimore-based liveaboard sailor. This article is a swan song for his yawl, as he’s in the process of purchasing a classic 1974 Trojan 44 motor yacht.

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By 2002, with launch in sight, I took a chance on a job in Baltimore with an insurance company as a marine claims adjuster. Optimistic, I rented a slip at Anchorage Marina in Canton. The job quickly went sour as I struggled to keep up with a flood (100 in six weeks) of nationwide, powerboat claims. When I brought up the two to three hours of daily, unpaid overtime provided, I was fired after 90 days. With an awaiting slip, I renewed my restoration efforts and finished the hull. Halyards and rigging were reattached, and despite a repair setback, the masts were safely stepped. Upon launch, the hull sprung a leak, forcing a haulout. The confined repair of a rusted, rudder tube saved the worst for last. Relaunched and adjusted, the engine, dormant for 20 years, was revived. A trial run, accompanied by my mechanic and a local sailor hired for the trip, proved shaky. The engine died, was restarted. We ran aground, got off. In the clear, the engine quit, and so sails were raised. The boat came alive, heeled, and passed every boat around. It was sweet confirmation of the yawl’s ability tempered by a balky engine and the 50-mile Baltimore trek ahead. Starting the next morning stuck in the mud; freed, the motored run to Anchorage proved uneventful. The marina manager informed me that without $100,000 in liability insurance, I must leave. So, I moved to nearby Middle Branch Marina, a one-man facility, entered by a drawbridge, and without floating docks and endured a record, lousy winter and a broken leg from uncleared walkways. Recovered, I returned in time for Tropical Storm Isabel, whose storm surge trashed the marina, docks and all, though Aquila was undamaged. With required insurance, I returned to Anchorage in 2003, where I have comfortably remained and own a slip, thanks to a recent inheritance. Quite an odyssey, not what I expected, but things worked out. Aquila has been both a burden and a sanctuary, mostly the latter. I dreamt of cruising by 45. Now 60, with arthritis, I will settle for gunkholing the Chesapeake. Sometimes what you need is in your own backyard.

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onran “Connie” and Sandy Hay, Bay sailors who live in central Pennsylvania, had five good years of sailing aboard the 1968 Cheoy Lee Luders 36 sloop they had bought in 1994 before they needed to replace the deck. The boat went up on the hard. Work commenced and then stopped. Recommenced and then stopped. Ten years, a tired boatload of decay and frustration, and a few boatyards later, the Hays are finally ready to sail Red Fox again. The Hays’ story is not unlike many others who have had their boats renovated. Promises are made as boats decay. The good news is that their story’s ending is also one we’ve heard before: they found the right chemistry in a boatyard to get the job done. After many frustrating years, the Hays found Annapolis Harbor Boatyard (AHB) in Eastport and a full-service team ready to take on the project. AHB owner John

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Admitting that the boat renovation cost as much or more than it would have to buy a new boat, Sandy says, “But it would be a new boat, not a gorgeous old boat with a story to tell.” Once the cabin renovations are complete, the Hays will sail Red Fox out of Middle River—as often as possible to make up for lost time. ~M.W. To learn more about AHB, visit annapolisharbor.net.

Norton says of his 17-person staff, “We get a lot of projects but very few to the magnitude of this one. We’re well-known for our fiberglass and gelcoat repairs, but not as many know us for our carpentry. You can give our guys a tree, and they’ll come up with anything.” Connie Hays agrees, “The craftsmen have been absolutely wonderful.” Red Fox was essentially rebuilt from the bottom of the keel up to the cabintop and toe rails on her new teak deck. Both Hays and Norton agree that the smooth communication between the owners and the boatyard made the project a special one—that and the sheer beauty of this boat. “Everyone here has had a hand in this project,” says Norton on the day the Hays celebrated with an all-crew barbeque for a job well-done. “We’ve painted, fiberglassed, rigged, washed—anything you can think of, we’ve done to this boat. We all have a love for her.” The Cheoy10_05 Lee 36 Red Fox is finally Spinsheet Oct 09:Spinsheet 9/10/09 11:57ready AM Page 1

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ill Patton, an eager sailing newbie from Washington, DC, says she “couldn’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday than out on the water off Annapolis.” After learning of the new FreeSail program located off the National Sailing Hall of Fame’s waterfront property at City Dock, she decided to pursue her dream of learning to sail. She promptly signed up for the free, four-hour group lesson. Patton learned from certified instructors a handful of basic knots and some sailing vernacular and then boarded a Catalina 25 with fellow students. They hoisted and trimmed sails and learned to use the tiller to tack and gybe. She says, “It was such an overwhelming, yet peaceful adventure.” Patton and about 500 other beginners have learned sailing basics through Annapolis Community Boating’s (ACB) highly successful FreeSail program, which uses licensed instructors to teach the basics as students tack and gybe around the Annapolis Harbor. ACB, which was created about a year and a half ago, works to introduce people to the sport and to provide boating education. For most participants, this is their first trip on a sailboat. “It’s long overdue,” says ACB organizer Lorie Stout. “Annapolis was practically screaming for a community boating program that is accessible to everyone.” Stout says the local yacht and sailing clubs are always looking for ways to draw new people to sailing, but are challenged with space constraints. That is where ACB comes in to fill that void and remove the roadblocks to sailing. “You shouldn’t have to be wealthy to sail,” says ACB Board Member Don Backe. He says ACB has the support of local sailing schools that understand the need to collectively grow the sport. “Sailing should be a populist sport—for all people.” Backe said this is the fourth time he’s been involved with a start-up community boating program in Annapolis. “This time, it’s going to happen.” Chesapeake Bay Sailing

Stout, who runs the Chessie Jr. Racing program, is currently the lead organizer. Backe also attributes the involvement of sailing heavyweights such as Gary Jobson and Angus Phillips with the leverage to pull it off this time. Jobson and a bevy of other Annapolis sailing community members met several times, and what shook out was the creation of an advisory board of directors and an ambitious mission statement. ACB, which began in 2008, is a web of local sailing organizations operating under one umbrella; ACB partners with Chessie Jr. Racing, Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB), Box of Rain, Brendan Sail Training Program, and the National Sailing Hall of Fame. These partners lend boats and staff to the FreeSail programs. Participants learn on everything from J/105s to Freedom 20s. The partners currently target certain populations to grow the sport, such as teens, at-risk youths, and people with disabilities, and ACB uses its resources to attract the general public. When ACB was inundated with FreeSail bookings, J/ World Annapolis stepped up and provided extra boats and coaches. Womanship, the all-woman sailing school, collaborated with ACB to reach members of the local YWCA who wanted to sail. Backe has loaned boats from his own program, CRAB, which gets people with disabilities out in sailboats. Originally, Backe envisioned CRAB to grow into community boating, so he is eager to help ACB’s cause and ensure it succeeds. DC resident Eric Maltzer was looking for an outlet for sailing. “It’s really tough when you or your friends don’t own a boat,” he says. But he learned of FreeSail through Facebook and signed up for the one-time-only class. “The course was casual, yet very organized,” says Maltzer. After learning a few of the necessary knots, he joined five others on a J/80. Advisory Board Member Angus Phillips told “harrowing salty sea tales” on the motor out, and then Maltzer got his

chance to drive. He took advantage of this opportunity to “test the limit” of the boat. “It wasn’t such a smooth ride for the rest of the crew, but I learned quickly how the boat responds to the tiller.” The FreeSail inspired him to continue his sailing education. “It’s a win-win,” says Stout. ACB offers the initial sailing experience, and if participants are hooked, instructors will point them toward a sailing school or other outlets to continue their education. “Sailing is so enjoyable, but is hard to break into if you don’t have a boat. This is exactly what Annapolis needed,” says Maltzer. The non-profit recently got a boost when it received a grant through the Spirit of America program, a U.S. Coast Guardsponsored boating safety course aimed at kids. In exchange for new canoes, kayaks, and dinghies, ACB must teach at least 64 kids a year the boater safety curriculum. The first youth boating safety program wrapped up its six full-day curriculum in August. Anne Arundel County offered the use of Mayo Beach Park, and 36 regional youths attended the intensive program for free. The kids swam, paddled, turtled canoes, and swam some more. “It was great—the kids were on the water all day, and in the end, they all earned their Maryland Boater’s License,” says Stout. They are taught how to properly use sailboats, motorboats, jet skis, and more, and how to handle inclement weather out on the water.This is the first of many boater safety courses ACB is planning. On deck is a 16-hour Annapolis after-school program. Stout says finding a permanent facility for ACB is a high priority—a place to store boats and allow patrons to park. She also envisions a match-racing program through ACB. Eventually ACB would like to own a fleet of boats that community members could use for a nominal fee. Some of the proceeds from the Eastport YC’s Boat Show Bash (eycbash.com) on October 10 will go toward ACB (annapolisboating.org). SpinSheet October 2009 69

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Anne Harrington

nne Harrington knows she has it good. Born and raised in Cambridge, MD, she is grateful for a childhood spent boating and sailing on the Eastern Shore’s Choptank River and the Chesapeake Bay. She speaks fondly of her family’s first boat, a motorized log canoe named The Little Flower and the many fun summers she enjoyed at the Cambridge YC. She raced on an E-Scow for years but sold the boat a few years ago when the Annapolis fleet dwindled and disappeared. “E-Scows are better raced on lakes,” she says. “Chesapeake conditions are not conducive to optimum E-Scow racing.” Another passion was racing on Chesapeake log canoes for several years with husband Willie Storey, who skippered one for seven years. These days, she and Willie are into the more sedate habit of cruising on Josephine, a 30-foot Bolger Down East Express Cruiser they keep under a covered slip at Sarles Boatyard and Marina. The boat is perfect for Anne’s love of entertaining. She calls it her “ultimate party boat,” for meeting with friends and rafting up for parties. Along with boating, an abiding passion for Anne has been the adventure of world travel. “My favorite place in the world is Paris,” she says, and she has visited there many times. After college, she spent a year in China teaching English. She has also biked through Sicily and took the transSiberian railroad with friends through Mongolia, Siberia, and Russia, quite a few years before the Berlin Wall came down. After a decade in Washington, DC, she moved to Annapolis in 1990 and is very pleased and proud to call it home, citing her love for its casual atmosphere, the beauty of the Chesapeake, the friendliness of the people, and the fact that it’s “just a fun place to be.” She and Willie live in a 100-year-old summer cottage with their two pugs Wallis Simpson and Edie the Sweetie. Wallis especially is fond of cruising on the Chesapeake, Anne says, while Edie the Sweetie seems more the landlubber. Anne has been a hands-on volunteer with various organizations throughout the years. She currently volunteers with Partners in Care, a County organization that 70 October 2009 SpinSheet

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works with senior citizens. She has been involved with the annual Leukemia Cup Wine-tasting fundraiser five times (including having started the event in 1999), cochaired the Rolex International Women’s Keelboat Championship in Annapolis in 2001, and served on many different regatta committees over the years. In 2002, Anne and her friends were horrified by the death of fellow sailor Lee Griffin, who was shot and run over by two youths as he was getting into his car in the Historic District. This loss of her friend

Box of Rain founder Anne Harrington with Tiant Sellman (2007 Outstanding Sailor of the Year) at the group’s annual awards ceremony. To learn more about the Annapolis-based youth maritime program, visit boxofrain.org. Photo by Molly Winans/SpinSheet

and sailing buddy, who enjoyed a successful career in the music video business and was “so full of life,” caused Anne and her friends to cast about for a way to reach out in a positive way to local disadvantaged youth. With the great work of Nan Walker, Regan Weaver, Frieda Wildey, and many volunteers, the Box of Rain foundation was established, named for Griffin’s sailboat and favorite song by the Grateful Dead. Now in its seventh year, Box of Rain (boxofrain.org) has successfully introduced more than 200 disadvantaged kids to fun on the water. “What keeps us going is our

desire to do something to break the cycle of poverty,” Anne says. “Sailing is our tool to do this. As America’s sailing capital, Annapolis should have a really good boating program for everyone. We provide sailing and kayak lessons, and field trips to Assateague and Baltimore (among other places) to expose these kids to new places and activities. We do field trips throughout the year. Last year, we launched a boat-building program, and 20 of our kids produced two wooden “peace canoes” in a program run in conjunction with the Annapolis Maritime Museum. Next year, we hope to get kids more involved learning maritime trades so they can learn some job skills.” Anne is also on the Board of Trustees of Annapolis Community Boating, with a goal of having a physical boating center for everyone to have access to boating (annapolisboating.org). A mover and a shaker by anyone’s measure, Anne just likes being in the “thick of things.” Her good friend Deb Smith, who owns Sarles Boatyard and who has worked with her on Box of Rain and Leukemia Cup fundraisers, says there are “many things to admire about Anne. I am dazzled by her immense energy and commitment to the community.” Deb lost her fiancé in 2003 and knew just a handful of people in Annapolis when she met Anne at her birthday party a year later. Anne invited her to join her and Willie and friends on a trip to Ireland. She says, “When I went, I felt adopted. I really feel that Anne saved my life by including me in her wide circle of friends.” A true love of people and entertaining is Anne’s motivation in life. Her eager curiosity about others can’t help but draw people out. As one of the lucky ones, Anne extends her hand, in hopes of bringing others into her world of fun, friendship, and play along the Chesapeake Bay. About the Author: Sydney Petty is an Annapolis writer and editor, who writes about children, education, health, and philanthropy. She is grateful for a life spent near the Chesapeake Bay, which is her constant inspiration.


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The U.S. Sailboat Show:

40 Years Old and Still Hot!


e here in Annapolis always laugh when someone asks us, “So, does it get quiet around here after Labor Day?” Not even close. Come the fall equinox, we’re just warming up for what may very well be the most festive, active, wonderful time of the year, especially for sailors: Show Time! Not only do we have thousands of sailors descending upon our beloved Sailing Capital for the U.S. Sailboat Show, our signature summer humidity has blown away in the freshening breezes. The skies are mostly sunny. No doubt about it, we have some of our most exciting sailing days in the fall—not to mention all the autumn festivals and Navy home football games. The Sailboat Show is the centerpiece of seasonal excitement around here. In the labyrinth of show tents and floating docks assembled for this event, sailors will witness an amazing spectacle of new boats, gear, gadgets, and experts from around the world who are ready and willing to share their knowledge. Just look up at all those wonderful banners in our skyline; it’s a bit dizzying, we know. That’s why we create this guide to help you organize your thoughts and maximize your time at the show.

Traffic and Such Navy Game: Navy will play Rice in Houston, TX, so there will be no additional traffic at home. Coverage will be at 3:30 p.m. EST on CBS College Sports, Navy Radio Network, and Sirius. The Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts that temperatures will be four degrees above normal this week and warm and sunny (knock on teak). It’s a good time of year to be outside in your shirt sleeves with a sweater to slip on when the sun goes down. Public Restrooms are attached to the Harbor Master’s office just outside the Main Show Gate in addition to the portable ones provided within the Show.

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Photo by Bob Grieser Within this Boat Show section, we’ve assembled tips and tricks and even advertisements to help you navigate the show and our fair city. You’ll find seminar and party ideas, a sneak peek at new gear and boats, and tips from the locals about how to see Annapolis well with the limited time you may have outside the show gates. As the U.S. Sailboat Show celebrates its 40th birthday, we here at SpinSheet celebrate our 15th Show. We’ve printed 10,000 extra copies just for the event, and you’ll find us—editors, writers, photographers, distributors, and our ad staff—at our usual spot along Ego Alley in booth F5. We will be busy getting SpinSheet into the hands of all the Show attendees (so we may seem a little bit distracted), but please stop by and say hello. We’d love to meet you… We should warn you: things get a bit festive in the afternoons at our booth, and you may not slip by us without a SpinSheet anchor tattoo on your arm!

Welcome to the Show!


Goin’ to the Show

City Dock will rock with more boats, gear, and nautical know-how than ever before. To make the best use of your time, let SpinSheet be your guide for this year’s U.S. Sailboat Show. You’ll thank us later.

Show Times and Tickets


Press/Trade/VIP Day Thursday, October 8, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., $35

General Admission Days Friday-Sunday, October 9-11, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday, October 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $17 per adult $4 per kid ages seven to 12 (50% off regular price!) Free for kids ages six and under $29 for two-day combo ticket per adult

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Boat Show Tips • Wear comfortable shoes. There will be lots of walking, and you don’t want your feet holding you back. Slip-on and slip-off shoes are best. • Bring little sticky return address labels. You will, no doubt, sign up for more than a few mailing lists and even enter a few drawings as you make your way through the Show. Don’t fumble for your pen or, even worse, wait in line to use someone else’s. Simply stick a label and continue along your way.

• Park smart. Arrive early and park in Eastport. The walk across the bridge and into the Show will be a great warm up. If you’d rather not walk, pick up the water taxi at the Chart House dock. Those arriving late—after, say, 9:30 a.m., will certainly want to park at the stadium lot off Rowe Boulevard and take the free shuttle into the Show.

• Make use of the water taxis. Annapolis is blessed with a

first class fleet of water taxis. This is an efficient, unique, and fun way to move around town during the shows and throughout the sailing season. While you’re underway, chat up the driver. The

water taxi captains are typically some of the town’s best sources of information and restaurant tips. Water taxi contacts: (410) 2630033 or VHF 68.

• Plan your route. If you need to speak with someone specific or

closely investigate a product, service, or boat, the best time to do this is first thing in the morning or late in the afternoon. Crowds peak from about 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday is by far the busiest day, and Monday, the slowest.

• Bring some cash. There are ATMs around, but a pre-filled pocket will make for smiling faces. Pit beef sammies, beverages, cool bottle openers, little battery-operated fans, nutty buddies handed over the fence, and a plethora of other treats will line the aisles.

• Be prepared to take off your shoes before boarding.

Be prepared to stand in line, dive into the tents at the first sign of a raindrop, exchange business cards, and take notes and photos if you see something cool. Be prepared to be amazed!

• Mention to the vendors that you are a SpinSheet reader. Every little bit helps.

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Sign Up for the Grand Prize During the show, sign up for a chance to win the grand prize: a six-night, seven-day vacation on a Moorings 403 sailboat for up to six people, plus a two-night stay at the Mariner Inn all courtesy of The Moorings. The prize includes roundtrip airfare for two courtesy of the BVI Tourism Board.

Parking Don’t even think about parking in downtown Annapolis during the U.S. Sailboat Show. Instead, the sane thing to do is to park your car at the NavyMarine Corp Memorial Stadium nearby and take the free shuttle bus to and from City Dock. Busses will run nonstop from 9 a.m. until one hour after the show closes each day. To get to the stadium, take Route 50 to Annapolis/ Rowe Boulevard (Exit 24). Follow signs along Rowe Boulevard to the NavyMarine Corp Memorial Stadium at 550 Farragut Road. Parking runs $10. Or, park in Eastport, and walk on over or take a water taxi from the Chart House to the Show.

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New Boats

SpinSheet did some math and counted 82 boat brands coming to the U.S. Sailboat Show. Now, factor in the notion that many dealers will have Boat Show specials for you and yours, it’s going to be a buyer’s paradise. Here are some of the new nautical necessities you’ll not be able to resist.

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Cruising Design, Inc. Is now offering an affordably priced MAINSAIL REEFING system and a patented SPINNAKER FURLING system as well as the proven, reliable, FLEXIBLE FURLER jib reefing system. You can spend more, but you can’t buy a better, more reliable, lower maintenance reefing system. Let us prove to you the CDI product is the BEST you can buy. Contact us for more information or ask a CDI roller reefing owner. Cruising Design, Inc. 44 James Street Homer, NY 13077 Tel: 607-749-4599, fax: 607-749-4604 Sailcdi@verizon.net; www.sailcdi.com

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New Products


Say you need a new engine, sail, or foul weather gear. Whatever you need, the Boat Show will have it… within reason, of course. Here are just some of the hot new products you’ll want to check out this year. AB Marine, Inc.’s Gobius4 outside-the-tank monitor system—ab-marine.com Artisans Custom Mattress, Inc.—artisansmattress.com Atlantis Aegis Jacket and Hybrid Bib Pant—atlantisweathergear.com Autotether—autotether.com Barrington Marine’s Sailboat Rack Systems—sailboatrack.com Engel 1KVA Generator—engel-usa.com Engines 1’s Algae-X SMART FPS-DX Series—engines1.com Pterosail Trike Systems, L.C.—pterosail.com Raymarine’s ST70 Plus Integrated Instrument and Autopilot System and C-Series Widescreen Multifunction Displays—raymarine.com Seagull IV–Drinking Water Purifiers—generalecology.com Seakeeper gyroscopic stabilizers—seakeeper.com United Yachting Mfg.’s Fender Adjusters—unitedyachting.com

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Seminar Central


he Boat Show is a great way to learn a thing or two from the pros. The U.S. Boat Shows will run a program through Marina Cast TV on five flatscreen TVs throughout the Show announcing seminars, streaming news and weather, and showing sailing bloopers and the like all day long. Here’s SpinSheet’s handy guide to free seminars during the Show.

Cruising World Seminars

Sponsored by the Coast Guard Foundation in the Ballroom, Marriott Waterfront Hotel

»»Thursday, October 8 10:30 to 11:45 a.m.—Understanding Diesel Engines with Larry Berlin Noon to 1:30 p.m.—Understanding the Catamaran Phenomenon with Chuck Kanter 2 to 3:30 p.m.—Weather Briefing by Lee Chesneau 4 to 5:15 p.m.—The Year in Sailing by Gary Jobson

»»Friday, October 9 9 to 10:15 a.m.—World Cruiser Jimmy Cornell 10:30 to 11:45 a.m.—Glacier Island—The Magic of South Georgia with Beth Leonard Noon to 1:30 p.m.—Don Street’s Offshore Preparations 2 to 3:30 p.m.—Solo Circumnavigation with Donna Lange 4 to 5:30 p.m.—Offshore Cruising with Jimmy Cornell

»»Saturday, October 10 10 a.m. to Noon—Panel: Staying Safe in Distant Waters with Liza Copeland, Jimmy Cornell, Beth Leonard, and Don Street 12:30 to 2 p.m.—Prepping for the Voyage South with Don Street 2:15 to 3:45 p.m.—Highlights of a Sailing Life with Jimmy Cornell 4 to 5:15 p.m.—Getting the Most Out of Your Cruising Budget with Beth Leonard

»»Sunday, October 11 9 to 10:15 a.m.—Cruising in the Med with Jimmy Cornell 10:30 to 11:45 a.m.—Panel: Cruising on a Multihull Noon to 1:30 p.m.—Women and Cruising with Kathy Parsons and Pam Wall 2 to 3:30 p.m.—Transatlantic Passages with Don Street 4 to 5:15 p.m.—Cruising Canada’s Pacific Northwest with Liza Copeland

Annapolis School of Seamanship and Chesapeake Bay Magazine Seminars Arnold Room, Marriott Waterfront Hotel

»»Saturday-Sunday, October 10-11 11 a.m.—Marine Diesel Basics with John Martino Noon—Marine Weather with Lee Chesneau 1 p.m. —Safety at Sea for Cruisers with Ralph Naranjo 2 p.m. —Cruising the Bay with Janie Meneely 3 p.m. —Cuba: The Forbidden Paradise with Wally Moran 4 p.m.—Get into Sailing with Annapolis Community Boating

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Parties, Demos, and Tours… Oh My!


ike any good holiday, Boat Show season brings out the best of Annapolis with parties and other fun things to do to celebrate the liquid lifestyle. Think music, mayhem, and more. Here’s what’s on SpinSheet’s busy social calendar this October. Special Events During the Show Womanship—To celebrate its 25th Boat Show, Womanship will offer special savings on Annapolis Daytime and Liveaboard courses, Florida Keys Cruising and Passagemaking, BVI Birthday Bash and other cruising courses, and Sail and See Adventures in New Zealand. Each day, show up waterside on Dock H and enjoy free hands-on mini-clinics onboard Womanship’s 47-foot Hylas. You’ll learn about prepping for bareboat cruising, lines and knots, electronics, and coastal piloting. At 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. each day, Womanship will have free presentations on “Bareboat Cruising Tips from Those in the Know,” “Staying Happily Afloat as Partners,” “Sail Yourself Safely Home,” “Become the Sailor You Want To Be Your Own Way,” and “Meet the Authors.” By visiting Womanship, you can also get gifts from local shops and restaurants and vie to win a free Boat Call on your own boat, a sailing shopping spree, or speakers bureau training. womanship.com Santa Cruz Annapolis—Looking for a fast family racer/cruiser? To help create local fleets, Santa Cruz Yachts has allocated five boats to the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. The base price for a new E-Glass Santa Cruz SC37 is $279,000. The Fleet Builder discount lowers that number to $230,000. santacruzannapolis.com Gifts for Visitors—Show your boat show wristband at the Annapolis Visitor’s Center (26 West Street) and receive a complimentary boat bag filled with special promotions and offers from local businesses while supplies last. visitannapolis.org

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Annapolis Maritime Museum Concert— See Gordon Bok in concert October 8 at the Annapolis Maritime Museum in Eastport. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. amaritime.org Backyard Boats—Visit Backyard Boats in Annapolis during the Show to demo a Hobie kayak. backyardboats.com Weems & Plath Tent Sale—October 8-16, the tents return to Weems & Plath in Eastport with megasavings on hundreds of nautical necessities. Tent times are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. October 8-9; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. October 10; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. October 11; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. October 12-16. Ten percent of proceeds on October 10 go to the Annapolis Maritime Museum. weems-plath.com J/World and Chesapeake Boating Club— J/World and Chesapeake Boating Club are offering free demo sails on Friday, Saturday, Sunday (October 9-11) at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. at J/Port location in Eastport. RSVP to reserve your spot and see them on S Dock at the Sailboat Show. jworldannapolis.com

Special Events

Spa Creek Boat Tours—From October 8 to 18, enjoy 40-minute narrated Spa Creek tours (weekdays from noon to 4 p.m. and weekends from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.). The tours depart from Watermark’s Boat Show Taxi Stand at the Yacht Basin Company Dock. watermarkjourney.com Eastport YC Boat Show Bash—Be at the Eastport YC on October 10 from 6 to 11 p.m. for a huge block party with music, food, and fun. For all the glorious details, see page 19. Multihull Brokerage Show and Demo Days—While you’re in town for the Boat Show October 8-12, visit Performance Cruising Marina (PCM) in Annapolis to see cats and tris, including Corsair Sprints, Geminis, Lagoons, Leopards, Seawinds, Telstars, and TomCats. Make your sails appointment to test-drive a catamaran or trimaran during PCM’s Multihull Demo Days October 13-14. You can also request a sails appointment online at multihulldemodays.com. Multihull Demo Days are by appointment only.

Leisure Furl Rendezvous—See Forespar’s Leisure Furl In-Boom Furling System for yourself. Be at Port Annapolis Marina for the Leisure Furl Rendezvous October 16-18. You’ll get expert advice, technical seminars, food, and free demo rides with local dealers. On Friday from 6 to 9 p.m., you’ll hear from local leading sailmakers. Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., different presentations will cover paint, hydraulic systems, fittings, rigging, splicing, downwind sailing, cruising, safety at sea, and more. Saturday’s lunch comes courtesy of Bacon Sailmakers, and Fawcett Boat Supplies is sponsoring cocktails and dinner that night. Need we say more? forespar.com For more details about other special events, visit usboat.com.

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hoy mates! Are you tired of looking for treasure in all the wrong places? Never fear. Annapolis, the “Sailing Capital of America,” is full of treasures just waiting for new visitors to uncover. As an added bonus, we’ve created a list of where to find the “gems” in the city. Some personal navigation is necessary. Perhaps visitors’ most difficult task is finding the time to see and do everything. The city’s historical and rich architectural roots provide an ample amount of things to fill your time. Fortunately, Main Street is home to or not very far from the majority of must-see spots, located conveniently in the heart of the city right by the City Dock, where the U.S. Sailboat Show takes place.

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he capital city still retains much of its colonial heritage. The number of historic houses in Annapolis totals over 1500. In fact, Annapolis is the only city in the United States where the homes of all its signees of the Declaration of Independence still stand. One gem of historical significance is the William Paca House and Garden. Built between 1763 and 1765 and restored by the Historic Annapolis Foundation in 1973, this classic model of Georgian architecture is open to the public. The gorgeous garden is a highlight of the landmark. It expands over two acres, with a pond and bridge leading to a two-story iconic summer house. Paca’s garden is the only garden from colonial days restored to its original glory. Located at 186 Prince George Street, the home’s visiting hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Not unlike the Paca House in style, the Charles Carroll House is located a couple of blocks away at 107 Duke of Gloucester Street. Carroll was not only the wealthiest and longestlived signee of the Declaration of Independence, but he was also the only Catholic to sign. The property features a waterfront garden and an 18th century wine cellar. The house is open to visitors Saturday and Sunday noon to 4 p.m. (More ideas for colonial homes to tour can be found by clicking to annapolis.org.)

Right, Left… Left, Right, Left


nother jewel of the city is not a hidden treasure, but rather a widely known and respected national treasure: the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), the campus also known as “the Yard.” Established in 1845 and home to 4000 midshipmen, this is a can’t-miss for both history buffs and curious sightseers. The guided walking tour ($9 for adults) takes about an hour and a half. For those of you who prefer self-guided tours, visitors are welcome to walk around during normal visitor hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) provided they have a driver’s license. The main gate can easily be found by taking a right on Randall Street at Middleton Tavern and walking two blocks. The USNA Visitor Center stays open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. One of the breathtaking focal points of Annapolis and the Yard is the Naval Academy Chapel. Chances are you’ve already noticed it without realizing it; it’s the green-domed building in the skyline, visible as you sail into the harbor (and currently undergoing renovations but still open to the public). Underneath it lies the crypt of John Paul Jones. Surrounded by 19 tons of Grand Pyrenees marble, the crypt honors the life of one of the most famous American naval leaders. Across from the Chapel is the famous Herndon Monument. The symbolic pointed pillar is the site of the “plebes-no-more” ceremony, the tradition for which the monument is greased and scaled by the first-year students (plebes) to place a midshipmen cover (hat) on top. Think of this tradition once you see the monument; it’s quite an astonishing feat. Another hot spot on campus is the Naval Academy Museum, located at Preble Hall. Built in 1939, the museum now has several collections featuring various naval artifacts. The Rogers Ship Model Collection includes 108 ship and boat models dated from 1650 to 1850, and the Beverley R. Robinson Collection includes an astonishing 6000 prints displaying Naval history from 1514 to World War II. A relaxing way to learn about The Yard without having to walk the campus is by boat. The Harbor Queen ($12 for adults) offers the tired and lazy a chance to cruise along the Annapolis Harbor while listening to an educated narration about the area. A word of advice: sit on the port side, as most of the places talked about are on the left, and you will have the best view there. Photo courtesy of visitannapolis.org

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f course, finding something good to eat (and drink) is always a high priority. From a Maryland specialty, the scrumptious crab cake, to the occasional sizzling steak, Annapolis has plenty of quality dining options. For great atmosphere as well as great food, the historic Middleton Tavern in Market Space is as good as any, especially if you like to sit on the porch and people watch, or you can walk up Main Street and take your pick of restaurants from sushi to Italian food. If you want to head away from the crowd, steer toward the restaurants on Maryland Avenue and State Circle, where there is typically less hustle and bustle. And what is a sailing town without fun rum drinks? Many places offer various enjoyable adult beverages, including the famous Pusser’s Caribbean Grille at Ego Alley. The first Pusser’s opened in the British Virgin Islands and once introduced to Annapolis, quickly became a favorite. Seasoned boat show visitors know Pusser’s famous Painkiller, a tropical drink made with rum, coconut, and pineapple and orange juices. Beware the Painkiller level four, made with four parts rum; it might cause you to fall off the dock! Our quaint town is brimming with shops full of Annapolis T-shirts and keepsakes. There are plenty of fun trinkets, such as red Maryland crab hats and martini-shaped sunglasses. But that’s not all. In between the “tourist” shops, the majority of


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n the middle of one of the two traffic circles around which the main arteries of Annapolis flow, the State House is high, if not at the very top of the list of what to see if you find a free moment. Not only is it literally the highest point in the city, but it’s also the oldest statehouse in continuous legislative use in the United States. The State House’s history is impressive, with George Washington’s resignation as commander in chief in 1783 and the ending of the Revolutionary War with the ratification of the Treaty of Paris in 1784. With proper identification, visitors can enter the State House between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. No formal tour necessary. If you find yourself on the “other” traffic circle, the one with a church in the middle, never fear. There is an interesting path to take: a trip down West Street. First stop: the Visitors Center at 26 West Street. Much of the street newly renovated (some of it not yet as you’ll see), what’s become the new “uptown” Annapolis section of West Street has its own cool musical, artistic, and foodie vibe—you’ll find plenty of people there who rarely venture down to City Dock or even know there’s a boat show going on. It’s a great escape for locals and travel-weary visitors alike. Check it out. Or you can just step right out the main boat show gate to stop by the Visitors Bureau kiosk on Dock Street. There are planners, maps, and more for you to navigate and create your own Annapolis trip.

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which are jam-packed on Main Street and Dock Street, there are plenty of upscale boutiques and art galleries. The fashion boutiques can be pricey, but trust us; there are good deals on clothing, gifts, and jewelry if you look for them. If you head up Main Street, with your back toward the water, veer off to the right at Francis Street. You will run into the State Circle—you know, the one with the white-domed State House in the middle. Before heading straight for the capitol, stop in the blown-glass store called Easy Street on the corner. Even if you don’t want to purchase anything, you’ll appreciate the swirls of bright color and admire the noticeable amount of work put into each unique piece. The shops on Maryland Avenue, off of State Circle and much quieter, are a refreshing change from fast-paced regular retail shopping malls.


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he Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race embodies many of my sailing philosophies and is an affirmation of why I love sailing. It’s about seamanship and tradition; it’s about camaraderie and friendly competition; it’s about living in the moment. Curiously, the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race is not about racing. Every fall, right after the U.S. Sailboat Show, 40 schooners—from historic tall ships such as the Pride of Baltimore II to the unique Martha White and her crew of

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bluegrass musicians (really)—assemble on the Chesapeake for a week of celebration. And though that week includes a sometimes brutal, often interesting, and always beautiful 130-mile jaunt down the Bay, ask the schooner captains just why they come each year, and the answer likely will not be for the race. Of Rebels and the Baltimore Connection In its 20th year, the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race will begin like every other race began, in Baltimore, where the schooners rendezvous at Broadway Pier in

Fells Point. The Baltimore connection goes back to the very first race, when the late Lane Briggs aboard his ‘tugantine’ Norfolk Rebel challenged the Pride of Baltimore to a race the length of the Bay—which in fact gives a little insight into why the Schooner Race is no race at all. You see, Captain Briggs was an interesting man, and his Norfolk Rebel was an interesting boat. She was essentially a tugboat with a schooner rig and made her niche towing fragile tall ships and old boats full of character, including Jacques spinsheet.com

Cousteau’s famous Calypso. The notion that she could challenge any sailing boat to a race was certainly absurd. Today, the race’s official slogan reads “Racing to Save the Bay,” and the event is rooted in the cause of cleaning up the Chesapeake while providing educational opportunities for local youth. It’s not a bad excuse for a bunch of sea-dogs to get together and share their passion in the spirit of Lane and the Norfolk Rebel. Last year, I was given the opportunity to sail aboard the Schooner Woodwind as guest crew from Annapolis up to Fells Point. We rafted alongside the A.J. Meerwald, an historic working schooner of 115 feet that dwarfed the 74-foot Woodwind at the dock. I recognized many of the boats from the previous two races in which I had crewed and saw a lot of old familiar faces. I spent much of the evening in the cockpit of Roger Worthington’s Prom Queen, sipping a rum drink and talking boats with his crew and the crew of Heron, Aram Nersesian’s 60-foot aluminum schooner. I spoke with Aram recently through e-mail and heard he might be selling his beloved Heron. His reply: “Sell the boat? Never! My house is for sale.” Both he and Roger have crossed oceans in small boats and embody the passionate spirit of the race.

Traditional Seamanship and a 130-Mile Sleigh Ride The Schooner Race is unique in that many of the traditional boats are just that—there is a decided lack of modern equipment onboard, and the crew are sailors in the true sense of the word. The Woodwind, though traditional in appearance, is one of the newer boats in the fleet, yet her instruments consist of a knot meter, depth sounder, and hand-held GPS. We plan the route the old-fashioned way, with pencil, parallel rules, and dividers. Captain Jennifer of the Woodwind is quick to point out that even her crew enjoys relative comfort—her recent experience sailing aboard the Schooner Virginia in Florida taught her that they have a dozen commands just to raise the mainsail—and without winches, certainly work harder at doing it. The actual racing begins between two Navy YP boats, just outside Annapolis Harbor. In 2006, we enjoyed a brisk sail south from Baltimore, but just as the gun went off, the wind died. Forty schooners suddenly saw their sails slatting. We tried hoisting our big asymmetrical spinnaker, but it was useless. We had to gather it Chesapeake Bay Sailing

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The race finishes just off Thimble Shoals, but it’s a long slog—usually in the early hours of the dawn—into Portsmouth after you cross the line. It’s worth it. What awaits is a weekend of revelry that only the schooner folk could provide. Surrounding the wharf of the historic town lay 40 schooners, resting by the quayside after a long night of sailing, real sailing. The crews mingle from boat to boat. Impromptu sea shanties bring the history to life. The Mystic Whaler is always a popular stop, where in 2007, we relived that epic wind shift and our Chesapeake Sleigh-Ride, as Them Eastport Oyster Boys coined it in song. It’s impossible to describe the feeling of camaraderie and fellowship that emanates from the wonderful schooner sailors, truly a group belonging to another age. The Schooner Race is simply something you must experience first-hand. What I’ve come away with through each experience is that the race is truly not a race at all, by the accepted definition. Instead, it’s a celebration of why we sail, a reminder that sailing is an art form, valuable simply for the sake of its enjoyment. Certainly the sailboat (and especially the schooner) as a mode of transportation is a relic of history, yet we continue to ply the seas at the pace of a slow jog, and seem to not only find this enjoyable, but even exciting. The Schooner Race provides some insight as to the value of our sport, which to its participants is not really a sport at all, but a passion. About the Author: Andy Schell is a professional Annapolis captain who shares his sailing adventures and lessons learned through his writing and sail training programs. Visit fathersonsailing.com or e-mail him at andy@fathersonsailing.com.

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To Rally Or Not To Rally


t’s you, your boat, and 1500 miles of ocean. The weather window is brief, and the payoff is a tropical paradise. So what’s a cruiser to do? Prep your boat, gather your crew, and strike out on your own? Or prep your boat, gather your crew, and head out with a rally? Here’s the rally scoop. You sign up to leave with a group of cruisers going the same way you want to go. Cruising veterans who run the rally check out your boat to make sure it can handle the trip, pair you up with crew if you’re shorthanded or inexperienced, and stay in contact with you the whole trip. The folks at the Caribbean 1500 are celebrating their 20th year of rallying, boasting 1300 boats and 5000 sailors cruising together over the past two decades between Norfolk and Tortola. People form lifelong friendships, gain some bluewater experience, and even return year after year to repeat the rally or volunteer their time to help new rally goers. Sounds ideal. So,

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what’s the catch? $1200. Plus another $300 in seminars to get you ready. That kind of coin can buy you a lot of living down island. That’s exactly why Captain Robbie Dinion wants nothing to do with cruising rallies. He’s sailed his Bavaria 42 sloop C-Nut across the Atlantic from Europe and between his Chesapeake home port in Solomons to the Virgin Islands multiple times. “The main thing is price versus value,” says Robbie about the Caribbean 1500. In past years Captain Robbie has sailed with the fleet by chance because they all jumped the same weather window. He says that his experience with the group was not entirely positive. “Some rally people are cool, but others won’t give you the time of day, let alone some weather information if you’re not with the rally.” He claims to have heard rally folks refuse to chat with other non-cruisers in range who jump on the radio and ask for information. SpinSheet October 2009 93

The jubilant crew of Entrepreneurship, a Catana 50, after a 1500-mile sail from Hampton, VA to Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. Photo by Steve Black/Caribbean 1500


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sailing.” Miles says the rally organizers are not just top notch sailors, they also have fabulous people skills, matching inexperienced skippers with experienced crew and creating teams that click. “It’s fun to help people who are new to bluewater sailing and allay their fears and let them know, we’ve got ya’ covered.” The organizers of the Caribbean 1500 make sure everyone is covered before they head off. Everything from extensive checklists to individual safety inspections to talks on medical emergencies are part of the package. They don’t let any boat cast off that’s not safe enough to make the trip. And they create a positive social network before the trip with parties and cocktail hours, so that when you hear a voice crackling through on the radio, it’s a familiar one. Bill and Diana Quilan love that aspect of cruising rallies. Even though their Taswell 58 cutter is a world cruising boat, they still like the social safety net of knowing there are other cruisers nearby to lend a hand.

“I think the biggest plus for me is the twice daily radio check-ins,” says Diana. “Hearing the voices of other ralliers and updates on conditions is very reassuring. We know that if we were in trouble, there’s always more of the fleet within a few hours sail from our position.” Of the «safety in numbers» concept, Schell says, “If you’re going because you think it’ll be safer, you’re going for the wrong reasons. If you’re going to have fun, then you’ll do great.” He claims the most fun was getting to sail alongside the best of the best in cruising sailboats: Hinckley, Hylas, Oyster. Schell says it was better than the boat show. But that’s what worries him about the rally. “You can’t buy sailing skills. Some of the boats are better prepared than the people sailing them. They have all this money, but they are not mentally ready for an offshore passage.” Robbie agrees. “If you’re unsure about yourself and you have the money, then go for it. I don’t think it’s any safer than cruising on your own. It’s simply a mental crutch knowing other people are out there.”


The fact that other people are out there is exactly why Robbie doesn’t feel like rally cruising is necessary. “You don’t have to pay for the camaraderie of cruising. It just happens. That kind of support and friendship and help when you need it happens all the time when you’re cruising, and it’s free.” When it’s all said and done, the harbors in Tortola are full of cruising boats by the end of November. The bottom line is, no matter how you sail south, you need to sail safely. And no matter who you sail with, you’re guaranteed to have a good time. The Caribbean 1500 Rally will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year. Cruisers will depart from Hampton, VA on November 3 on a 1500-mile adventure to Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. To learn more, visit carib1500.com. About the Author: Cindy Wallach has lived aboard for 10 years, currently on a St. Francis 44 catamaran on Back Creek with her husband and five-year-old son. Click to her blog at zachaboard.blogspot.com.

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o here you are, feeling very pleased with yourself at having your boat finally ready to go cruising this winter. You have planned this for years, maybe even all your life. You’ve selected the right boat; you’ve visited all the boats shows and researched all the latest gear. You have read every cruising magazine and book on the market. You have logged onto all the cruising fora and spoken with as many cruising sailors as you possibly can. Armed with all that research, you’ve made extensive lists and spreadsheets to ensure that your beautiful cruiser has everything taken care of and is in the best possible shape to take you on your six-month winter cruise to the islands. You sweated pints scraping and sanding the bottom in August, when sensible folks are having fun on the water. You spent most of September with your head in the remotest of cavities—the bilge, the engine compartment, the generator, and of course, the head. Always a fun thing to do in hot, sticky Chesapeake weather... While all this was going on, you had your sails checked over and re-stitched again and again, or perhaps you finally had to bite the bullet and buy replacements. The rigging has been checked, and you’ve bought new jib sheets (you know yours will only last half the winter). Your EPIRB and life raft have been serviced (why is that so expensive? Granted, they did give you back the old emergency water packets). Maybe you also had to replace or upgrade your flares, lifejackets, and First Aid kit. If this is your first time blue-water cruising, you may have had to buy jacklines, tethers, perhaps an SSB, and a spare VHF. Now it’s October. Everything is taking shape with four weeks to go. Your third crew member has persuaded his boss to give him time off to join you for the transit to the Caribbean. Your provisioning list is complete—where will you store all that drinking water? And you finally got around to telling your loved ones that they will have to make

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paying for expensive WiFi connections. For your 2B$, you could also get a subscription to OCENS for downloading weather data and email. New Outboard. That old Evinrude five horsepower is fine for the three or four Bay trips each year. However, your new RIB deserves better; you will be working it hard almost daily and using it as you use your car at home. Take a look at the new two-strokes for a great power-to-weight ratio. A 15-horsepower will provide you a lot of fun! New Canvas. The winds and high UV will surely take a toll on your dodger and bimini. Getting them repaired or replaced will be a lot cheaper and easier back home than in the islands. Not necessarily a fun expenditure, but sure makes your boat look nice. Entertainment System. Satellite radio, an iPod, and a TV/DVD will keep you in touch with the outside world and preserve your sanity. Really, you can’t listen to Marley and Buffett all the time… Or can you? Cockpit Cushions. You know, the sort that don’t absorb water when left out overnight in tropical showers. You can also entertain your cruising neighbors without embarrassment. Visit to Trader Joe’s and Liquor Store. There will be a lot of five o’clocks during the winter, with invitations to cocktails. A really good stock of your favorite hors d’oeuvres will be very useful. A couple of cases of good Scotch are always appreciated and may come in handy in bartering for services. Note: don’t take rum to the Caribbean; it’s almost free there! What would you buy with your Boat Bucks? Please write to molly@spinsheet. com and tell us about it. About the Author: Andy Batchelor is co-owner of Sail Solomons sailing school (sailsi.com). He and his wife Lisa sail their Passport 47 Zingaro to the Caribbean each winter for cruises and sailing instruction.

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Shopping for Charters at the Sailboat Show by Eva Hill


ith October come exploring and can offer two inevitabilities practical advice. If you’re in Annapolis: the apnot sure whether Tahiti proach of cooler weather or Tonga is right for and the U.S. Sailboat you, they can provide Show. As cold weather the information to help makes me dream of you make your decision. tropical escapes, the If you’re torn between presence of most of the February and April for a major charter companies sailing trip in St. Marat the boat show happily tin, they can assess your coincides with my desires expertise in light of typito ply warmer waters for cal weather conditions a week or so. Having and help you narrow shopped for, and even down dates. Some of booked, charter vacations the companies will even during the boat show, I have boats onsite, so you offer the following sugget a chance to try them gestions to help prospecon for size. tive charterers make the Consider Alternatives. most of their time at the While you should have a boat show. sense of what you want Do Your Homework. in your charter vacaWhile you don’t need to tion, don’t be afraid to have all the answers— listen to the suggestions that’s what you’re going offered by the experts. to the show for!—it’s a Last year, I went to good idea to have a clue the boat show seriously of what you’re looking considering breaking for in a sailing vacaout of the Caribbean tion. An idea of a sailing and sailing in Greece. I destination and the type talked to a charter broof boat you’d like to sail, ker about what I hoped as well as a budget, are to get out of that sail important. How many and my travel style and crew you will have, as walked away planning a well as the time of year, trip to Turkey instead, are also essential, as those as it offered everything I factors will determine the wanted and less (includdirection of your quest. ing less crowds, less polAlso, remember that the lution, and less money). The charter companies offer lots of special deals at the boat show. If you are charter company reps at Alas, the economy has ready to commit, you can save serious bucks. Photo by Bob Grieser the show are salespeople; scotched those plans, if you are thinking of a barebones bareboat in the Virgin but the next time I think about the Med, I’ll be thinking Islands, you won’t find yourself steered to a luxury crewed Turkey (or Croatia) instead of Greece. catamaran in the French Riviera. Take Names. Building a rapport with the individuals with Ask Questions! This is your chance to ask the experts. whom you’ll be dealing is a good way to smooth out some While the company reps will be putting a positive spin of the bumps in the road that are part of any trip. Having on their offerings, they are also experienced pros, many someone whose name you can call on can be invaluable. of whom have sailed the islands you’re thinking about Several years ago, I spent lots of time with a rep from a 98 October 2009 SpinSheet


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charter company when planning a trip in one of the more remote Caribbean locales. When I finally left for my trip and was delayed by a full day due to snow in Maryland, I called my guy; while he couldn’t help with the weather or my stateside plight, he quickly re-arranged commuter flights and overnight accommodations for my crew, making a stressful situation less so. (Oh, and be sure to express your appreciation for extra efforts like that; a letter to an exemplary employee’s boss goes a long way.) Look for Deals. The charter companies offer lots of special deals at the boat show. If you are ready to commit, you can save serious bucks. But do your research first. Most of the charter companies’ websites will allow you to estimate the cost of a trip, so arm yourself with that information so that you can be sure that a “Boat Show Special” is, indeed, special. Read Between the Lines. Although you can expect the charter companies to send their best, most personable and friendly staff out to the boat shows to interact with the public, you can also tell by how they interact with potential guests what kind of experience you might expect once you finally hit their island docks. If they are harried or impersonal at the show, they may be indifferent and inattentive at their base because they are inundated with too many guests and not enough staff. This is not a hard and fast rule, but remember that you will be spending thousands of hardearned dollars on a trip, and if your gut has any doubts, listen. Many years ago, when planning my first trip to the Abacos, I “interviewed” several small charter companies at the boat show. At one booth, the two women who were representing their company were far more interested in each other’s company than in answering a potential customer’s questions. At another booth, we met the owner of another small company and felt immediately comfortable; we ended up sailing with him many times and forging a friendship that has spanned from the Bahamas to the Chesapeake. About the Author: Eva Hill is a corporate lawyer at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston in Baltimore. She and her husband Rick sail their Sabre 38 out of Annapolis and escape to tropical anchorages in the off-season. E-mail her at lattitudes2@hotmail.com.

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Cruising Club Notes See You at the Boat Show


et’s face it. Deep down, aren’t we all always “sort-of, kind-of” in the market for a new boat or at least some new sailing gear? Thank goodness October is show time in Annapolis. SpinSheet will once again return to the U.S. Sailboat Show in full force October 8-12. We’ll be handing out magazines, giving tattoos, taking photos of the action, taste-testing Painkillers (it’s a dirty job, but somebody has to do it), and seeing our sailing friends. Stop by our booth (tent F5) to say “Hi” and grab another copy of SpinSheet for your buddies. You’ll be delighted you did… and so will we. —Ruth Christie/ruth@spinsheet.com

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he Whitby/Brewer Sailboat Association will hold its annual rendezvous October 5-7 at the West River SC in Galesville, MD. The fun will include social hours, appetizers, potlucks, a nautical flea market (to unload some “junque”), boat tours, and great presentations by experts, including owners (whitbybrewersailboats.com). —by John Cece


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eptember was shanghaied by cruisers in the Herrington Harbour SA. The Labor Day weekend cruise entertained us with the timeless melodies, parrot attire, and margaritas of Jimmy Buffett. The next weekend continued the parrot theme as ye mates and wenches partook in wild debauchery during the Pirates Cruise. Arrrggh! This was followed by everything you wanted to know, and some you didn’t, about people named Tom at the Tom Cruise and finally, our perennial favorite mind-bending Trivia Cruise. Racing is back in the forefront in October with a cruise/race weekend, the Autumn Classic, the Fall Regatta, and a Friday evening race to Solomons (hhsa.org). —by Ted Slotwinski


They Put the “F” in Fun

n August, Club Beneteau Chesapeake Bay members (below) rafted up on LeCompte Bay, enjoyed the Oxford Log Canoe Races, and entered the club’s first annual Fairlee Creek Golf Open and backward dinghy racing around raft-up pods. The night before the golf tournament, several boats managed to wiggle through the narrow cut at low tide and kicked up their heels at Jellyfish Joel’s. Captain Cynthia Pyron, Sandy Rosswork, and Christy Tinnes had a great trip from Kent Island onboard Wind Flirt (a Beneteau 321) to Block Island and beyond, even after encountering a storm packing 60-knot winds! Next up, we will gather at Annapolis Yacht Sales October 9 for the annual After the Boat Show Party to review the past year, celebrate friendships, and meet new members. All Beneteau owners are invited, as is anyone with an interest in purchasing a Beneteau. Come join us and stay young at heart (cb2.clubexpress.com). —by Kevin McKibben

Hello up there! Club Beneteau members on Fairlee Creek after golfing and before racing dinghies backwards. Photo by Chris Zeblecks aloft on his dad’s B-40

There’s a Chili in the Air

uring the spring, summer, and fall, Singles on Sailboats (right) enjoys a series of regional Happy Hours, weekend cruises, and mid-week and weekend day sails. August 1 brought our Town Hall Meeting in Galesville at (where else?) the Town Hall. Also in August, our annual Seafood Feast at Rock Hall’s Sailing Emporium featured a generous dinner and dancing after. Our Summer’s Last Chance Cruise this September blew into our Chesapeake Bay Sailing

Chili Cook-Off October 3-4. We usually form a circular raft full of boat visits and chili sampling. This is a contest with serious voting and awards announced and prizes given the next morning. October also brings a threeday Columbus Day Cruise and a Goose Cruise (to say good bye to the geese). And the last cruise of the season, the Blue Lips Cruise, will feature appetizers on the docks at Pirates Cove Restaurant in Galesville (singlesonsailboats. org). —by Charlotte O’Conor

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No Barnacles on Their Bottoms

eptember 12 drew Barnacle Cup Racers to the second annual Leonardtown Wharf Waterfront Celebration Sailboat Race at the new wharf in Breton Bay, MD. High school teams and small and big boats vied for top honors. The club’s Potomac races continue the last Saturday of each month (buzz.ballard@gmail.com). Shown below, my sons Chad and Kyle

(port), my friend Jeff Cooper (starboard), and I make our first stab at the Governor’s Cup race in 2005. We got smacked down by a huge thunderstorm shortly after the start and after recovering, had a memorable sail down the Bay. DNF, but motored into the finish party after two days of no sleep; I’ll never forget that weekend. —by Robert “Buzz” Ballard

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Albergs Love October!

he Chesapeake Bay Alberg 30 Association’s Fall Rendezvous at the home of Linda Rankin Williams on Whitehall Creek October 3 will kick off our Fall Cruise, known as the Wild Goose Chase. Up to 18 boats will visit Broad Creek off the Choptank, St. Michaels via San Domingo Creek, and many other fine anchorages in that area. The fun includes Pumpkin Night, where each boat’s carving creations will be judged and voted on, and Soup Night in St. Michaels. On October 16-18, our Canadian brothers will join us for International Friendship weekend for two days of team racing for the Bruce Rankin Memorial Trophy hosted by the Potapskut Sailing Association (PSA) on the Magothy River. The usual parties will be held at PSA’s facility each evening (alberg30.org). —by Rolph Townshend

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When One Hull Isn’t Enough


s they say, the more the merrier. For many Bay sailors, that refers to hull count. As we do with mono-hullers, SpinSheet will keep tabs on multihullers throughout the year. Here’s what a few of these clubs are up to this October on the Chesapeake.

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n October 11, the Chesapeake Multihull Association is having our annual Boat Show Dinner at the West End Grill in Annapolis to share racing and cruising adventures with other multi-hullers. All are welcome. Members look forward to the Havre de Grace Race October 3, EYC’s Boat Show Bash October 10, the U.S. Sailboat Show, the USS Constellation Cup October 17, the Baltimore Leukemia Cup October 24, and Baltimore Harbor Fall Back October 25. For more details, visit chesapeakemultihulls.org. —by Gary Spesard

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he West River Catamaran Racing Association continues Middle to Upper Bay racing through Thanksgiving week (wrcra.org)! —with Keith Chapman

n September 4, we received official confirmation that the Hobie Adventure Island Trimaran is certified a new One Design and can begin racing as a Class. The inaugural Flying Tri Regatta took place at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels September 26. We are working on obtaining international recognition for the Adventure Island One Design, with strong backing from Hobie Corp. The Chesapeake Hobie Island Group began as an owners’ club. In four months, it has hosted regattas and meetings, spun off a new fleet of 44 boats (Fleet 940), founded a One Design, and scheduled races. Future plans include attending the second annual Polar Bear Sail on New Year’s morning and making a USCG boating course available to members this November (meetup.com/hobie-adventureisland-group). —by Jean Tucker

Cats in the Pumpkin Patch!


eptember 12-13 brought five N20s, a Supercat 22, and a Falcon F16 to the Naval Academy Sailing Squadron Race to Oxford and back (sailregattas.com). The final race of the year for Hobie Fleet 443 is the WRSC Pumpkin Patch (U.S. Sailing Multihull Championship)/Area C qualifier October 17-18 (sailcrac.com). —by Mark Schneider

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CRUISING CLUB NOTES “Ketching” Up with Some Schooners


n August, the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the American Schooner Association (MAC-ASA) sponsored the first raft-up for Maryland schooners, members, and guests in the Miles River near St. Michaels (below). Four schooners sailed to the party: Celebration from Middle River with captain Paul Schaub and Darlene Alexander, Heron of Solomons and owner/

captain Aram Nersessian, Martha White from Chestertown with captain Bob Kaye and Sherrie Reese, and Prom Queen from Cambridge with captain Roger Worthington and Paula Worthington. One impressive ketch, Watershed from Friendship, MD with liveaboards Paul and Pat Brabazon attended, but couldn’t be convinced to tie up with her stern forward to match the

Schooner theme. Members swam with jellyfish, handled business, enjoyed a potluck, and discussed the upcoming Cambridge Schooner Rendezvous. Next on tap are the 127-mile Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race October 11-18 and the Schooner Sultana’s Downrigging Weekend in Chestertown October 28-November 1 (amschooner.org). —by Darlene Alexander


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he Stingray Harbour YC (below) on Broad Creek in Deltaville, VA hasn’t let the dog days of summer deter us from partying and enjoying the great Southern Bay. On August 8, we anchored out picking a destination on the morning of our trip and sailing where the wind blew. Unfortunately, the wind blew in a vicious rain that afternoon, which put a damper on our planned beach cookout. We made up for that missed group meal with our annual Shrimp and Crab Feast August 15; 145 people picked their way through bushels of crab and piles of shrimp. Labor Day took us north and south on two cruises: one to Crisfield at the annual Hard Crab Derby at Somers Cove Marina and one to the York River Yacht Haven. We followed up the Commodore’s Race September 19 with a Chili and Oyster Feast. (Is there a food theme here?) Anchor Out III followed the last weekend in September. Our season will conclude with our “Big Splash” endof-the-year party October 24 (stingrayhyc. com). —by Pat Anderson

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r not. The annual Full Moon Cruise for the Corinthians Annapolis Fleet didn’t have a full moon, but the weekend began with an excellent night sail. Cookin’, with cruise organizer Dave Cooper and Kendall Fitrell aboard, departed the Patapsco for Swan Creek before sundown August 14 in a steady, light breeze. What a smooth ride! You have to night sail every once in a while to appreciate that most of the Bay chop we contend with all season is manmade. We arrived at Rock Hall after 11 p.m. and weren’t sure what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised to be welcomed in by a few member boats, making a nightcap mandatory. Later, on the Corsica, Avalon, Eau-de-Vie, First Point of Aries, Mrs. Hudson, Oasis, Reaching Moor, Springmoon, and Weetamo rafted up. Special thanks to the Avalon crew for executing an elegant maneuver to get a second hook down for the raft-up by following this sage advice from Oasis’s skipper, “Don’t listen to Dick!” (thecorinthians.org) —by Dave Cooper

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he Hunter SA (HSA) (below) gathered on the Rhode River over Labor Day weekend for our traditional Bahama Mama RaftUp. We marked autumn’s beginning with Equinox Rafts on the Miles

River and San Domingo Creek off the Choptank. Members from both sites met in St. Michaels for libations and dinner. Don’t miss our Great Chili Raft-Up October 24 (hsa1.org). —by Carl Reitz

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embers of the Old Point Comfort YC (OPCYC) in Hampton, VA race, cruise, teach (through our Pointer Maritime University), socialize, eat, and above all else, party. We have been doing a unique (and sanctioned) race for the past 13 years. We start off OPCYC’s docks, go around the Thimble Shoals Lighthouse and the Middle Ground Lighthouse, and finish off OPCYC’s docks. Competitors can round the lighthouses in either direction. It is a pursuit start; even though we separate competitors by class, the first one to finish is the overall winner. About 60 boats have participated in the ‘Round the Lights Race over the past several years with classes for PHRF A through C, Non-Spin, and Cruising. The owners of Middle Ground Lighthouse, Bob and Joan Gonsoulin of Williamsburg, VA, graciously donated an original plank from the upper deck of this historic lighthouse, which we turned into a perpetual trophy for the overall winner. A companion trophy made of material from the Thimble Shoals Lighthouse and donated by the lighthouse owner, Pete Jurewicz, is being developed that will record the history of the race. This year’s race takes place October 24 (opcyc.org). —by Michael Turner

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ailing Chavurah (right) had a wonderful Labor Day weekend on the Chester. We met by boat on Saturday at Lankford Bay Marina and dined at the Bay Wolf Restaurant. Sunday morning brought our second annual Pancake Competition and first annual Pancake Toss. Around noon, we raced around marks before entering Reed Creek. As the race progressed, the wind picked up; making an exciting time for all. On Sunday night, we formed a 12-boat raft-up. Due to increasing winds, we began to drift and added a second anchor. Thirty members shared appetizers, enjoyed an ice cream social, and had lots of fun and laughter. On Monday morning, we bid our friends goodbye and sailed home. Although Monday’s rain washed the boats and wet us through and through, we still had a great time (sailingchavurah.com)! —by Andrea Landis

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Time To Put Away Your Flip-Flops?

fter a wet but filling and enjoyable Back Creek YC Lobster Feast August 22 on Crab Creek off the South River, “Flip’N, Flop’N, and Drop’N” provided a full breakfast with omelets on a sunny and dry Sunday (below). Our Labor Day Weekend Cruise to Herrington Harbour South featured grilled meats, various games of skill, sufficient tanning/pool time, a lemon cake for Wally Stone’s 81st birthday, dancing, bicycling, kayaking, bocce ball competitions, visits to North Beach, a BBQ for 60 members, live

music, and great sailing winds. Members rafted up on the Rhode River September 19. BCYC also sponsored an entry in this year’s Hospice Cup September 26 in the non-spinnaker Hospice Class: Captain Rosie Gollehon led Pat Bernhart, Cheryl Goldberg, Bonnie Hetzel, Jamie Ritter, Jo Rys, and Jean Shirk on John Oberright’s Bavaria 44 (Harmony). We will enjoy an all-you-can-eat Crab Feast October 3 and look forward to the U.S. Sailboat Show and our Breakdown Party at the Annapolis Marriott Waterfront October 12 (gobcyc. com). —by Otto Hetzel

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eptember gratefully brought cool weather, and Beneteau Owners and Others Sailing Together (BOOST) members sailed to Vera’s White Sands Beach Club to celebrate Labor Day weekend (below). Jade (Denny and Kathy Carey and guests), Nichols Quarters (Scott and Matt Nichols and Christina), and Paloma (Dave and Myrna Gibson and Cally, a canine), Sezaneh (Ric Seymour, Mary, and canines), and 3 Pearls (Arif and Vuki Hodzic and Branko and Jen Hodzic) enjoyed a great sail down the Bay to the Patuxent and up St. Leonard’s Creek. We enjoyed a potluck dinner on the beach under a full moon, relaxing visits with friends, dinner and a sunset at Vera’s, and a raft-up near Caisson Point Cove off the Little Choptank. On Monday, a dark canopy of storm clouds held off until we reached home. On September 12-13, BOOSTers gathered at Knapps Narrows for an Eastern Shore crab feast at Bay One Hundred Restaurant. As usual, laughs were unavoidable when friends recounted their summer adventures (boostersannapolis@aol.com)! —by Myrna Gibson

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n August, the Pearson SA of the Chesapeake Bay’s well-attended, annual Rendezvous and Crab Feast at Wye Island with the Rhode River Boat Club featured lots of heavy crabs, wonderful sweet corn, and plenty of beer to wash it all down (below). On September 19-20, PSA members enjoyed a Hurricane Rendezvous on Swan Creek near Rock Hall, MD (cbpsa.org). (This notorious rendezvous has been canceled more than once due to approaching hurricanes.) —by John Martin

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n addition to Fall Series racing on Sundays, highlights for the Chesapeake 20 Association include the Annapolis to West River Race, West River Bill Heintz Regatta, Captain Dick Hartge Regatta September 27, U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis, and a presentation by Joe Kidwell of eYacht Builders October 17. Kidwell will bring their e-33 and new cold-molded 20 for trial sails. Peter Bell Jr. and his crew at the Hartge Yacht Yard have completed the hull and deck of a new fiberglass 20 for Clay Taylor (chesapeake20. org). —by Ted Weihe

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CRUISING CLUB NOTES Pushing the Limits


he Chesapeake SC’s Fall Cruise August 29-30 sailed the Chester to Queenstown, Grays Inn Creek, Langford Creek, Comegys Bight, and the Corsica River and visited the Magothy River and Broad Creek. Along the way, an impeller was fixed, shops were shopped, and great food was had by all, including dinner at the Fish Whistle at Chestertown Marina, chicken and beef enchiladas and salad, and shared brunches. Cocktail hour every night helped maintain the sanity. For our Labor Day Race, the wind was blowing like stink. After starting at the Baltimore Lighthouse, it took four hours to get to the first mark and another hour to make the second mark. At times, we sailed backwards and in circles and just plain stopped. Hovering, black clouds beckoned us to head back to Broad Creek to celebrate “calling it a day.” Join us some time; new members are always welcome (chesapeakesailing.org). —by Judi MacDonald


Simply Purr-Fect

he year’s 19th running of the Great Whitehall Race proved to be one of the best in recent memory for Chesapeake Catboat Association (CCBA) sailors (below). Six cats—Caerulean III, Dusty, Gull, Patience, Scotty, and Wanderer— purred in near perfect 10-knot conditions and met the challenges of sailing Whitehall Bay over Labor Day weekend. Playing the drifts, headers, currents, and lifts here is an art form; so is avoiding piers, groundings, and crowded anchorages. Peter Legnos from Connecticut joined the Battle of the Mystics.

After some upwind tacking, lead changes, mid-course conversations, and other racy stuff, the potluck picnic featured Mary Dunn’s shrimp dish and other favorites. After clawing into first place, David Bleil (Gull) received the Captain Bill Hoover Perpetual Trophy, a mounted Mystic 20 half-hull donated by Legnos. Chesapeake, the O’Malleys’ new-to-them 1910 Bugeye yacht, sailed from Havre de Grace for the event. Thanks go to Caroline Hoover and the Millers for hosting the fun and Dave Park for doing the committee work (chesapeakecatboats.org). —by Butch Miller

Gull, Chesapeake, and Biddy Kitty joined CCBA sailors for the Great Whitehall Race and Raft-Up.

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Oh No! Here We Go Again


fter a full summer program, the Chesapeake Catalina YC’s (CCYC) sailing season is coming to a close. Our last on-the-water event will be a raft-up in Mill Creek off Whitehall Bay over Halloween weekend. November 14 brings our Fall Member Meeting at a restaurant in Havre de Grace to elect officers for 2010, address other business, and most importantly, socialize. December 5 marks the annual Holiday Party at the home of commodore Jon Van Tassell in Sterling, VA to celebrate and share sea stories. Come sail away with us (sailccyc.org). —by Michael Davis

The Party Never Ends


hesapeake Bristol Club (CBC) members (below) will enjoy two October traditions as we continue our 35th anniversary celebration. CBC’s Oktoberfest will be held October 3 at the Providence Community Clubhouse on Mill Creek off Whitehall Bay. The feasting starts at 4 p.m. and includes old favorites, such as wursts, red cabbage, potato salad, sauerkraut, and beer topped off with German Black Forest cake. There is plenty of room in the anchorage off the Clubhouse

for overnighters. Scott and Mickey Doran and Nan and Tom Trump will be your hosts. The breaking down of the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis is as much a must-see event as the show itself. At “five o’clock sharp” on October 12, CBCers will overlook the controlled chaos from a balcony at the Annapolis Marriott Waterfront. Look for the CBC burgee hanging from the balcony (or ask at the desk). BYOB and BYOA (bring your own beer and an appetizer to share); hosts Will and Logan Hottle will get the party started at 4 p.m. (cbclub.info). —by Deb Coons

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Winding Up for a Big Fall


on and Carol Reynolds will lead the Chesapeake Bay Tartan SC’s (CBTSC) (left) 12th annual Goose Cruise to Grays Inn Creek off the Chester October 3-4. “Goosepeeping” is only part of the fun, with sailing, drinks, appetizers, and other water-related diversions on the menu. We’ll see everyone at the U.S. Sailboat Show on October 8-12 to party, drool, and kick back with people you have sailed with this year for one last time before ol’ man winter sets in. November 14 brings our annual meeting. Sharing stories from the season, electing new officers, and of course, enjoying refreshments make this one of our happiest times at the year’s end. Join us on the water or off (cbtsc.org). —by Grace Holt

T Ah… Aberdeen in August. Tartans Maeve, Shadowfax, and Puts ‘n Calls enjoy a beautiful summer morning on Aberdeen Creek. Six CBTSC boats carried 14 thirsty, hungry sailors who gathered around the happy hour table in Maeve’s cockpit. Photo by Ade Chwastyk

Over the Hill? Never!

his past August, the Annapolis Naval SA marked its 42nd birthday and celebrated September 26, due to a weather-related postponement. We have enjoyed good sailing for most of the 42 years, with only a few slim years in between. We hope to sail the next 42 years and longer with our increasing membership. Join us for good sailing, great training, and fun (ansa.org). —by Tom Warrington

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trophies. Contact Alfred Poor at apoor@ bellatlantic.net for more information. He hopes to race his Chesapeake Bay Tartan 34 Classic Association (T34C) beauty, Jambalaya not in a handicap class so he can brag that he came in third in class rather than simply last (t34classic.org). We are always on the lookout for boats to add to our T34C roster (tca_treasurer@yahoo.com). —by Grace Holt

Mysteries of the Choptank


or members of the Choptank SA, mad-capped Tuesday Night Live racing “permeated the pond” with ball and horn starts due to a “faulty trickle charge routine,” over-worked and guilt-ridden crews, strategic hullabaloo like dueling banjoes, itsy-bitsy handicaps, Kodak moments and white-knuckled tacking duels, fancy-shamsy fractional rigging, some tail-gating, a bit of agony and ecstasy, midleg heave-to-irons debacles, a magic sheet conspiracy, and the like. For more colorful commentary, visit choptanksa.info.

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roving the old adage “the worst day on the sailboat is better than the best day in the office,” Bavaria Yacht Owners Association members (below) enjoyed the fourth annual Rendezvous in Solomons August 21-23 (you know: the weekend that delivered more than four inches of rain and big gusty winds on the Southern Bay). Never mind... using the wonderful resources of Solomons—the Calvert

Marine Museum, great waterfront restaurants, and indoor meeting places—we had another wonderful rendezvous! Sixteen brave Bavarians from Selby Bay, Georgetown, Annapolis, and California, MD; Cranbury, NJ; and even Ontario, Canada, made it to the event. What’s up next year? Dunno! We’re planning now, so if you have suggestions, bring ‘em on (bavariayachtowners.org). —by Ken Johnson

A few of the attendees of the Bavaria Yacht Owners Rendezvous enjoy the gathering at Solomons during a short break in the weather.

Racing to Remember


uring the Windjammers of the Chesapeake’s Fall Rendezvous September 11-12, 38 members, families, and guests enjoyed the Commodore’s Cocktail Party and Pot-Luck Dinner at the Boat House on Gibson Island, the 37th Richard H. Randall Memorial Race around the buoys in the Magothy (below), and an Awards Banquet at the Potapskut Sailing Association clubhouse, all thanks to Mitch Owens and Beth Perry. Top honors went to Joe Jackins (Magic Dragon) and Perry. —by Joseph Wood III

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or Catalina 36 Fleet 3 sailors, those traditional stinky hot and humid days that can plague a large part of midseason on the Bay seemed to be few and far between. Even the sea nettles have been less plentiful, which I guess is why I got a bit careless with my cleansing dip one day and got my first bee-like sting ever. But, as great as the sailing, weather, and scenery have been, the better part of the whole experience has been gathering and socializing with our boating friends. On June 20, Joyce and Andy Stefancik graciously invited the fleet to their waterfront house on Round Bay in the Severn. About five boats anchored nearby, as many land yachts parked in the driveway, and the weather brewed up some wind and storms. A 180-degree wind shift caused a fleet boat to “appear to drift” right in the middle of happy hour. We have had several other fine raft-ups near Baltimore, Oxford, and Rock Hall and in Fairlee and Broad Creeks. As I write this, the fleet is preparing for the U.S. Sailboat Show and more get togethers (c36fleet3.com). —by Mike Harrison

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CRUISING CLUB NOTES Sock Parties Return After a Brief Hiatus


n September 12, the North Point SA (NPSA) held our annual Harry Young Memorial Cup Race and Crab Feast. Phil Young won the Harry Young Cup Award in honor of his father. On September 30, after the last race of the season, NPSA held our annual “Put Your Socks Back On” party at the boatyard (below). During our Awards Dinner November 6, commodore Charlie Rouse will step down after being at the helm for the past four years. —by Charlie Rouse

Detritus from NPSA’s “Put Your Socks Back On” party last year.


She Was a Bay Tripper…

embers of the Blue Marsh SA from Reading, PA hit the Bay several times this summer. On August 8-9, four boats sailed from Pier 7 Marina in Edgewater, MD to Pirates Cove Restaurant in Galesville, MD where we dined and rested before a brisk sail back on Sunday. On August 25, one boat sailed to Elk Neck State Park where four club members were treated to a mid-week sail with no boat traffic. On our Fall Cruise September 11-13, more than 20 crew members on eight boats traveled to the Corsica and Chester Rivers and Lankford Bay Marina and took the jitney to Waterman’s Crab House in Rock Hall, MD for dinner (bluemarshsailing.org). —by Joe Rutolo


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he Cooper River YC (CRYC) (below) sponsors the Cooper River Outdoor School on Saturdays from September 12 to October 3. The fall fun includes sailing, paddling (canoes and kayaks), and environmental education programs to connect kids ages 10 to 12 years with the river. The club’s Frostbite Series for Lasers and Sunfish will run every Sunday November 8-29, and Lasers will race Thanksgiving Day. Club membership is not required, and boat storage is provided during the series. This popular series draws many sailors and provides intense racing when no other clubs operate on the water. —by Marcella Ridenour

The best of fall sailing. Photo courtesy of CRYC

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Leslie, Rod, and Skyler Coleman at the Sailing Club of the Chesapeake’s Dacha Cruise on Corsica River aboard their Finn 351.

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The Sailing Club of the Chesapeake knows how to throw a raft-up party.

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Seems there’s a party goin’ on...

The word Chesapeake is derived from the Algonquian word Chesepiooc, a village at a big river. A hundred and 50 rivers and streams flow into the country’s largest estuary, making for an intricate 11,684 miles of shoreline and a unique vision of what a “creek” or “river” looks like. What this means for cruising sailors is a vast, beautiful playground, one in which they have countless options for sailing and dropping the hook or rafting up with friends. Sailors may gunkhole in the hidden creeks or hop from port to port on this Bay for decades and not see it all. The SpinSheet Cruising Club Directory lists 170 clubs on the Chesapeake, the members of which are among our most loyal readers. We salute you weekend warriors. We see how much fun you’re having out there. Your love of sailing keeps us going. Please keep sending your photos and stories. There’s nothing we like more than seeing happy people on boats.

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Chesapeake Racing Beat The Way to End a Summer: Annapolis Race Week 2009


Rob Mairs’ team on Puffinator won the J/80 class in its debut year at CBYRA Annapolis Race Week September 5-7. Photo by Dan Phelps/ SpinSheet

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hundred and 70 boats met in Annapolis over Labor Day weekend September 5 to 7 to compete in the 43rd annual Annapolis Race Week, sponsored by Chesapeake YRA (CBYRA) and Goslings. The event unfolded in five to eight knots of breeze and challenging ebb currents, which kept race officers Taran Teague (Annapolis YC), Ed Michels (Eastport YC), and Fred Dersch (Naval Academy Sailing Squadron) on their toes. Pete Hunter’s Wairere team from Kill Devil Hills, NC took top honors in PHRF A1. Crew member Jay Price says, “We handled the light air well, because we come from light air country. It’s all about staying calm and focused and not losing it when the boat is barely moving and the competition gets that cat’s paw you don’t.” Hunter adds, “We do our best sailing in light air. The crew never loses its edge or becomes complacent.” The only woman on the crew was Katie Burns, the Iraqi war veteran who recently won the Quantum Sails contest and an all-expense-paid trip to compete in the Audi Med Cup in Portugal on a TP52 with Annapolis pro Terry Hutchinson. “We rode her pretty hard about that now that she has achieved rock star status,” says Hunter. She was “properly razzed,” says Price. Both concur that the crew had a great time on and off the water and worked exceptionally well together. Also in A1, Sanford Richardson’s Kahuna crew posted one bullet and the rest consecutive second-place finishes. Richardson says, “The race committee on the south course did an excellent job in very tough conditions. On the last day, we had the wind shift from 30 to 90 degrees. For all who have done race committee work, they know how hard it can be to keep the course fair to all.”

Winners in PHRF A3, Randy and Dot Watson’s team on Windward, consider Annapolis Race Week to be one of their favorite events of the season—that this was their third victory in class in a threeyear period may have something to do with that. Randy admits that day two was “particularly challenging,” as they were disqualified from the first race for missing a mark, which had broken loose and drifted to leeward. The crew climbed up to second place from seventh in the next race and had to win both races the next day, which they did. The skipper says, “We had good starts, picked the right side of the course, and hit every wind shift in both races to pull out the overall victory by one point... Everyone deserves credit for keeping their heads when things looked bleak.” He gives extra credit to his wife Dot, who is charged with “main trim and keeping [him] focused— the hardest job on the boat!” As did other competitors who commented, Keith Mayes, skipper of the Beneteau 36.7 Jubilee, who captured first in class, considers Race Week on par with the Screwpile Regatta in terms of race management, competition, and the excitement of “three great days of racing.” With the exception of one bad spinnaker set, Mayes says his crew performed “almost flawlessly... After getting the third bullet of the day on Sunday, we were all shaking our heads in disbelief. None of us on the boat has ever experienced that before, except maybe our tactician Alan Drew. The rest of the crew are Jubilee regulars out of Herrington Harbour, and we felt pretty proud that our little club could take a boat up to Annapolis and do so well.”


Annapolis Race Week 2009 Beneteau 367 (5 boats) Keith Mayes 1-2-1-1-1-3-1 Peter Firey 3-1-2-4-4-5-3 James Keen 4-4-3-3-2-1-5 Farr 40 (5 boats) 1. Nightshift Kevin McNeil 3-5-1-1-2-1-3-1 2. Yellow Jacket L. Bulman 2-2-3-3-1-6/20%-1-2 3. Endorphin Erik Wulff 5-1-2-2-3-2-4-3 J/35 (9 boats) 1. Maggie Peter Scheidt 4-2-1-2-1-1-1 2. Windependent Masci/McGonigle 1-6-5/20%-3-2-7-4 3. Bump In The Night Maury Niebur 2-8/40%-2-4-8-2-2 PHRF A0 1. Mameluke Jason Mazzoni 1-1-1-1-1-1-1 PHRF A1 (9 boats) 1. Wairere Pete Hunter 1-1-2-1-1-1-1 2. Kahuna Sanford Richardson 2-2-1-2-2-2-2 3. Euro Trash Girl Nicole Weaver 4-4-4-3-3-3-3 PHRF A2 (11 boats) 1. No Name John White 1-6-2-1-1-1-1 2. Monkey Dust Craig Saunders 5-2-1-4-2-4-6 3. Mountain Lion Eater George Prout 3-1-3-2-3-5-8 PHRF A3 (10 boats) 1. Windward Randy and Dot Watson 1-2-11/DSQ-1-2-1-1 2. Remedy Bert Carp 2-3-3-6-1-3-2 3. Contraire Stephen Schaub 3-4-2-3-3-2-4 Farr 30 (12 boats) 1. Turbo Duck Bodo von der Wense 1-1-2-1-4-1-4-1 2. Moxie Allsopp/ Collins 2-4-3-3-2-4-2-5 3. Jack-A-Roe John Dybas 3-3-1-4-1-7-7-7 J/105 (19 boats) 1. Inigo Jim Konigsberg 2-1-5-2-5-8-4 2. Mopelia Denis Seynhaeve 5-3-1-1-4-12-6 2. Bat IV Andrew Kennedy 1-4-3-7-15-10-2 J/80 (8 boats) 1. Puffinator Rob Mairs 5-1-2-1-2-1-1 2. Angry Chameleon Brian Robinson 1-2-1-3-1-2-3 3. Dragonfly Chris Johnson 2-5-4-4-4-3-4 Melges 24 (10 boats) 1. WTF Alan Field 1-1-1-4-1-3-5-6 2. Wild Child Henry Filter 2-3(1)-2-2-4-2-2-10/20% 3. Gannet Othmar Blumencron 5-2-6-1-5-5-1-4 PHRF Sport Boat (6 boats) 1. Problem Child Brian Jones 2-1-2-2-1-1-1-1 2. no-name Tom French 3-3-3-1-2-2-3-2 3. Sail 49 Gerald Taylor 1-2-1-3-3-4-4-3 Cal 25 (10 boats) 1. Upchuck Jimmy/Mike Praley 2-5/20%-1-3/20%-4-1-1 2. Zephyr David Hoyt 5-2-4/20%-2-1-6-2 3. White Cap Tim Bloomfield 1-4-4-4-2-5-5 Catalina 27 (12 boats) 1. bowmovement Martin Casey 7-1-1-3-1-4/20%-1 2. Swell John Anderson 2-2-4/20%-1-3-4-4 3. Four Little Ducks Tom Walsh 1-4-5-6-4-6-2 J/24 (8 boats) 1. Sane Asylum Brent Ellwood 4-2-3-1-1-4/20%-1-5/20% 2. Sabotage Patrick Wilson 2-1-2-2-4-5-4-1 3. 4006 Peter Rich 3-5-4-3-2-4-3-2 J/30 (9 boats) 1. Better Mousetrap Bob Putnan 2-5-1-1-1-2-6-6 2. Bebop Rutsch/Costello 3-2-2-3-2-5-6/20%-3 3. Cannonball Doug Wallop 4-1-6-2-5/20%-6/20%-3-2 PHRF B (13 boats) 1. A Parent Tripp Yeigh/Harrison 1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1 2. Still a Gorilla Gordon Latrobe 3-5-2-2-5-2-4-2 3. Blaze Star Patrick Teeling 6-2-9-5-3-4-2-4 PHRF CD (4 boats) 1. Double Agent Rick McGregor 1-3/20%-2-1-1-2-2 2. Defiant Frederick Caison 4/20%-1-1-2-2-1-3 3. Incorrigible Robert Seidel 2-3-3-3-3-3-1 For complete results, visit cbyra.org.

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Pete Hunter’s Thompson 30 Wairere dominated PHRF A1 at Annapolis Race Week. Photo by Dan Phelps/SpinSheet

Having posted five bullets in eight races and winning the Farr 30 class by 10 points for Race Week, which also served as the Farr 30 North American Championship, the father and son team on Turbo Duck attribute their win to good communication, “some copy-catting,” and practice. Nick Von der Wense (son of the skipper, Bodo) says, “We have an hour-long drill we do the day prior, which we learned by watching Farr 40s, particularly Mescalazone Latino and Barking Mad. We set a line and practice 10 to 15 starts using a vocabulary we have developed—‘cut’ to release and ‘Sturn’ to dive sharply and protect a leeward hole. A ‘cut’ tack is a port approach into a tack with a luffing jib. We then stay high to squeeze the boat to weather after a cut tack.” As he has been for a few years, 2005 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year, Jeff Linton, was among the Turbo Duck crew, which was quite a treat for a new member, a Severn School junior named Mike Saldi, who trimmed the guy and won his first championship. Von der Wense says, “The best thing about this sport is that the best sailors can compete with everyone else.”

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In addition to the Farr 30s using the regatta as a platform for the North Americans, a competitive 12-boat Catalina 27 fleet also ran its National Championships over the weekend. Martin Casey Jr. (on helm) and Sr. captured first on their Norfolk-based bowmovement for their first championship title. Jim Konigsberg’s Inigo team topped the 19-boat J/105 fleet, the largest in the regatta, with Denis Seynhaeve’s Mopelia team in second. Konigsberg attributed his win to a great crew. He says, “We made a conscious decision on day one to have a good time, to not worry about winning the regatta, and above all, to avoid mistakes.” Although the crew sailed with five instead of six and had two new crew members, including tactician Paul Murphy, they clicked. Guillaume Seynhaeve on Mopelia says, “Probably the most memorable moment was when we managed to pinch off Inigo in race four twice in each upwind leg. Konigsberg is an amazing skipper, and his team is always very competitive, so to be able to keep it close and even win a few was great. Needless to say, he got us overall in the end, but to reach a point in the regatta where it was just us and them was a real high for everyone.”

Andrew Kennedy and crew took third in the 19-boat J/105 fleet, the largest in the event. Photo by Dan Phelps/SpinSheet


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The former skipper of the J/29 Mighty Puffin, Rob Mairs and his family crew (his son Chris, his son-in-law Jim Fisher, his daughterin-law Tara, and her father Mark Tidgewell) were quite pleased to top the J/80 class in its debut at Race Week on their new boat Puffinator. Brian and Kristen Robinson, also former J/29 sailors whose crew onboard the J/80 Angry Chameleon took second, were influential in getting Mairs into the J/80 fold last summer. Of the wind and current challenges over the weekend, Mairs—a former U.S. Olympic team and America’s Cup meteorologist—says, “The breeze was shifting back and forth up to nearly 30 degrees and was also up and down in velocity, so changing gears was crucial.” The “awesome” crew managed to play the shifts and position themselves for victory—despite almost losing one man overboard. “We will get him new shoes,” says Mairs. John Yeigh and Brett Harrison dominated PHRF B on the Tripp 26 A Parent Tripp, stealing the show with eight bullets in eight races, which they attribute to good luck, new sails, a consistent crew, and ideal conditions for their boat. Yeigh says, “The wind gods even provided a couple of conveniently timed Brian Jones’ Problem Child captured first in the Sport Boat class at Annapolis Race Week over Labor Day weekend. Photo by Dan Phelps/SpinSheet

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30-degree oscillations on the last day to help us leg out on the S2 9.1 Still a Gorilla [skippered by Baltimore sailor Gordon Latrobe], who was right on our transom on the second upwind legs.” Crews were overwhelmingly excited about the “attractive,” “sweet,” and “awesome” mounted half-hull model trophies for top overall finishers (sponsored by Garrett Cameron’s Celtic Sails). Competitors also complimented the awards ceremonies emceed by on-the-water race chair Bobby Frey; the parties in general (Goslings in particular); and the professional, efficient race committee work in challenging conditions. Mayes says, “CBYRA is to be congratulated on another fine Annapolis Race Week. Three days of breeze make a big difference, but Cameron, Frey, Art Libby, Beth Kahr, along with all the other volunteers deserve a great big thanks from the racing community for a well run regatta.” Richardson adds, “I tip my hat to our race committee and all those who volunteered their time.” For more information, visit cbyra.org.

The father and son team on Turbo Duck won the Farr 30 class as well as the North American Championships at Annapolis Race Week. Photo by Sara Proctor/sailfastphotography.com

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Black Widow and Whisper Win Cape Charles Cup by Lin McCarthy


eo Wardrup’s Black Widow won the 40-boat PHRF division, and Larry Bryant’s Whisper took home the Cruising Division trophy of this growing Southern Bay event August 22 to 23. A total of 88 boats (up eight from last year’s entries) took up the challenge of the two-day regatta. On Saturday, expecting predicted eight- to 12-foot waves over the course from Little Creek (Hampton) to Cape Charles on the Virginia Eastern Shore, the fleet set out in fickle wind conditions that built to 17 knots at the finish. Most of the fleet had the patience to wait for the breeze, and all of those boats (80 percent) finished in plenty of time to beat the impending thunderstorms and to spruce up for the post-race festivities at Bay Creek Resort and Club at Cape Charles. A grand party, buffet dinner, and two bands played well into the night. Sunday morning proved to be the time of Hurricane Bill’s impact; the storm, which had moved offshore and never did send the much publicized “huge waves,” sucked all the wind with it. By mid-afternoon, when it was obvious that the great majority of the fleet could not make the time limit, Sunday’s race was abandoned. Broad Bay SA is the Organizing Authority for the Cape Charles Cup regatta. Event Chairman, Jim Williams; Principal Race Officer, John McCarthy; and Official Scorer, Scott Almond. Organizers are already planning the 2010 event. Find full results on broadbaysailing.org.

Cape Charles Cup 2009 Winners PHRF A: Dave Eberwine, Sea Star PHRF B: Harry Tenney, Margarita PHRF C: Bumps Eberwine, Spray PHRF NS 1: Sonny Smith, Restless PHRF NS 2: Leo Wardrup, Black Widow Cruising 1: Larry Bryant, Whisper Cruising 2: Jim Forrester, Anjalei Cruising 3: John Vanderlaan, Sea Biscuit

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Where Everyone Wins: the Boatyard Bar & Grill Regatta for CRAB by Carrie Gentile Q&A with Don Backe, CRAB Executive Director What is Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB)? It is a non-profit organization dedicated to making the thrill of sailing a reality for physically and/or developmentally-challenged individuals and for those individuals whose financial circumstances preclude their participation in recreation on the waters of Chesapeake Bay. CRAB has a fleet of adaptive sailboats that have been specifically designed for mobility-impaired sailors. The boats are at Sandy Point State Park, and we’ve built wheelchair accessible docks. Through CRAB, thousands of people have been able to set sail on the Chesapeake. We not only cater to people with physical disabilities, but CRAB also works with local at-risk youth programs and schools like the Maryland School for the Blind.

What do you wish more people knew about CRAB? Lack of wind won’t spoil CRAB’s parties. Who says you can’t pull a list of winners out of a hat? Host Dick Franyo gives an award to team “DFL” at the Boatyard Bar & Grill Regatta for CRAB at EYC. Photo by Mary Ewenson/SpinSheet


or the second consecutive year, the Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating’s (CRAB) annual regatta August 29 was canceled because of uncooperative weather. But that did not hamper the post-race party hosted by the Eastport YC (EYC). Close to 60 boats signed up for the Boatyard Bar & Grill Regatta to Benefit CRAB, an Annapolis-based non-profit with a mission to get people with disabilities out sailing. When the EYC race committee cancelled the race because of lack of wind, many skippers and crew beat the heat of the steamy late August day by anchoring, rafting up, and swimming through the early afternoon on the race course. Back on shore, event organizers improvised the prizes for the top finishers by drawing names out of a hat. Local band Misspent Youth played to an exuberant crowd, with Heineken and Mount Gay Rum providing the beverages. This event is the brainchild of local business owner Bridget Shea and Boatyard Bar & Grill owner Dick Franyo. “When the Bacardi Cup was dropped, Bridget and Dick saw an opportunity for a regatta, and they lobbied successfully for the slot,” says CRAB Executive Director Don Backe. Backe says this race is set apart from other regattas in that it provides non-serious racers a chance to race. The regatta is a pursuit-style race and is raced under main and jib only. Franyo notes, “We need more fun, non-spinnaker, family-friendly regattas where no one yells, and then you can come to a great party.” Backe is hoping for better weather next year but is happy with the turnout at the party and pleased with all the support the Annapolis community gives to CRAB.

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Anybody can sail, even people with disabilities. Recently, a child with Down syndrome was out on one of our adaptive boats, with the help of volunteer skippers. I asked him, “Can you feel the water in the tiller?” He could, and he got so excited. I think he got off the boat two feet taller that day. It’s about empowering people by teaching them what they can do. I think that is a worthy message.

How can SpinSheet readers get involved? CRAB is run by volunteers. Right now, we need people who can help maintain our fleet—washing and polishing boats and fixing shackles.

Do you take boat donations? Yes. Our bread and butter has always been boat donations that we fix up and sell. But, in the economic climate, our boat sales are understandably slow. A list of the boats we have for sail is on our website at crab-sailing.org (and on page 151 of this issue of SpinSheet).

Tell me about your favorite sailing memory from this summer... Actually, today we took out a group of seniors from an assisted-living facility in Bethesda. These people were in walkers and wheelchairs, and it took close to an hour and a half to get them on the sailboats. Once they were out on the water, they caught the sailing bug! We had a great time, and we sang old songs. The weather was perfect—10 knots and sunny skies. I will be taking veterans from Charlotte Hall, a Maryland veterans’ home, out sailing. Some of these “wounded warriors” go back to World War II.

What are the future goals for CRAB? We recently purchased an Islander 36, which we modified so that families with a disabled person can cruise, even overnight. Incidentally, an 1976 Islander 36 sloop is the boat Zac Sunderland, a 17-year-old from California, just finished sailing solo around the world. Unfortunately, with the economic downturn, most of our major expansion projects have been put on hold. But I do envision purchasing a powerboat that we can modify for adaptive boating. I would like to organize a party that would become an annual Annapolis event. The sailing community in Annapolis works together as a fellowship; we all work together to collectively grow the sport of sailing. I think with fresh volunteers, fresh ideas, and local support, we can create a fun annual event that will augment CRAB’s efforts. spinsheet.com

Hot Toddy Is J/22 East Coast Champion


nnapolis sailor Jeff Todd and his regular crew Chip Carr and Chris Ryan on Hot Toddy won the J/22 East Coast Championships sailed out of Eastport YC (EYC) September 12 to 13. Twenty-three boats competed in the event, many of which traveled from as far as New York and Ohio. Eight of the teams used the event as a warm-up for the upcoming Rolex International Women’s Keelboat Championships out of Rochester YC October 7 to 10. Saturday proved to be a typical fall sailing day with low clouds and a 10- to 15-knot and somewhat shifty northwesterly breeze allowing for four races. Sunday’s northerly was more summery and lighter with five to 10 knots—enough to fit in two races. The service manager for North Sails’ Chesapeake by profession, who also won the J/22 Mid-Atlantic Championships in August, Todd won five of the six races. He attributes the win to his regular crew communicating well and paying close attention to shifts. He notes, “The race committee work was very good. They had to move the windward mark a lot, which can be tricky, and they a great job.” John Loe, an All American Collegiate sailor and recent graduate from St. Mary’s College, placed second on USA 421 and was followed in third by Travis Odenbach (Rochester, NY) on Instigator. “One thing I would like SpinSheet readers to know is that we would like to have more people join us sailing in the J/22s,” says Todd. “We have boats in all three clubs in Annapolis—Annapolis YC, EYC, and Severn SA. We sail Thursday nights, too.” To learn more, visit the J/22 Fleet 19 website at alltackle.com/j22fleet19.htm.

The J/22 East Coast Championships, won by Annapolis sailor Jeff Todd, unfolded off Annapolis September 12-13. J/22 Fleet 19 welcomes new sailors. To learn more, visit alltackle.com/j22fleet19.htm. Photo by Dan Phelps/SpinSheet

Fall Oxford Nine beach cats sailed in the NASS Race to Oxford. Shown here is Andy Herbick on the winning Tygart Racing. Photo by Dan Phelps/ SpinSheet

The 2009 Naval Academy Sailing Squadron Race to Oxford, known as Fall Oxford to many, was contested under cloudy skies in 10-15 knots (with higher gusts reported) September 12. It was a fast 29-mile race with a downwind start off Annapolis, a spinnaker reach to the first mark, and great downwind sailing. The only upwind sailing was in the Tred Avon River, where competitors rafted up and celebrated at Tred Avon YC. TAYC was hospitable as ever, starting the party early, as many boats made surprisingly good time. Find great photos of the event on our Photo Gallery at spinsheet. com. For full results, visit cbyra.org. Photo by Dan Phelps

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Hutchinson’s Take on the Melges 24 World Championships

by Angus Phillips


here was a lot of whining about the But enough noise was made about the Busman’s holiday? “It’s something I can weather during the Melges 24 North weather and a couple of minor mix-ups in do with the kids,” he says after helping MiAmericans in Annapolis last fall. It race management that serious consideration rage overcome an OCS to win, “and nights almost cost Eastport Yacht Club the chance was given to moving the Worlds. Hutchinson like this are why you do it.” He said Kathto run the World Championships this year. was among the vocal defenders of his home erine grabbed his shirtsleeve in the chaos as Fortunately, a hometown icon stepped in to waters, and when a sailor of his credentials they tried to get back in the hunt after the help squelch the uprising. speaks up, folks listen. premature start and asked, “Daddy, this is “I felt that a lot of work went into getting fun. Did we start yet?” “A lot of competitors were unhappy,” this regatta organized, particularly from As for the Worlds, Hutchinson has says Terry Hutchinson, the Harwood sailor (regatta chair) Liz Filter and (principal race his work cut out. “A lot of these teams, with three America’s Cup campaigns under particularly the top Italians, have a lot his belt who is the current U.S. Rolex of time in the boat. We’ll practice for Yachtsman of the Year, the highest two weeks before the racing, but that’s honor accorded an American sailor. about it. I figure if we make the top 10, There was so much complaining it’s a pretty good result for us.” about the cold, organizers wound up As many as 100 boats could show, pushing the dates for the Worlds back but Hutchinson reckons the total will to Oct. 23 to 31 this year, instead likely be closer to 75. The sputtering of the first 10 days of November as global economy is a factor. “The Meloriginally scheduled. But the Melges ges 24 is a very portable boat. You can 24 Class Association did not bow to put the whole package in a shipping pressure to change the venue for the container and off you go. But it’s not Worlds, as some competitors urged, a rich person’s class, and it’s going to and Hutchinson gets some credit for be hard for a lot of the Europeans to that. make the trip.” He won last year’s North Americans He’ll sail with the same crew as even though he had little experience last year—Annapolitan Scott Nixon; in the Melges, and he’s back this year former Volvo Ocean Race sailor to try for the World title, though he George Peete from Detroit; Quantum says the odds against are even higher. sailmaker Brian Janney from San DiHe didn’t want to point fingers at last ego; and Amy Ironmonger, who sailed year’s naysayers, but he said much of at St. Mary’s College. “They’ve been the bellyaching about the cold came sailing the boat a lot. It’s a great crew. from Southern California and EuroThey’ll basically show me what to do. pean sailors unaccustomed to brisk The Melges 24 North American Championships off Annapolis I’m the weak link on this team,” says northwesters with temperatures in the in October 2008. Photo by Bob Grieser/Outsideimages.co.nz Hutchinson modestly. 50s, as they encountered on the first two officer) Jeff Borland. It was important to get Wherever he ends up in the standings, days of racing last year. this thing on, for local sailing and for the he expects to have fun. “Sometimes a big “When they complained to me, I told local economy. A lot of people were counting regatta at home is bad. But for me, all the them, ‘Get a hat!’” says Hutchinson, who on it. It means so much to Annapolis.” So distractions of kids and responsibilities are then went to bat for local organizers with he pushed the Class Association to stay on good. When I get on the boat, I can relax the Melges 24 Class Association, argucourse. Happily, with minor changes in dates, and concentrate.” ing forcefully that late fall is not just an they agreed. As long as he remembers a hat… acceptable time, but the ideal time to hold a Hutchinson was in town in September world-class series around here. for a break from his European responsibili“To me, it’s the safest time to have a ties. What did he do with the free time? One quality regatta,” says Hutchinson, who Editor’s Note—Last month’s article “It spent most of this summer racing in Europe postcard-perfect Wednesday evening found Takes a Village: The Melges 24 Worlds” as skipper of the defending TP 52 Quantum him dockside at Annapolis YC with daughter was not written by regatta chair Liz Katherine, getting ready to go Wednesday Racing in the prestigious Audi MedCup. Filter as printed. Angus Phillips was night racing on the J/105 Mirage with old “October and November are when we have the author. ~M.W. friends. our most consistent winds.”

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Penguin Internationals at Home on the West River

by Paul Hull


harlie Krafft and Donna McKenzie really raised the bar in the Penguin Internationals sailed August 11 to 13 at West River SC (WRSC). In most championships, straight thirdplace finishes will put you in the winners’ circle. Charlie and Donna led the fleet with a total of 10 points in the six-race, one-throw-out regatta. They

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kept out of trouble in the only race sailed on Tuesday in unpredictable, light shifts. Smart sailing and super boat speed in the equally light but more directionally stable second day resulted in a perfect day: two first-place finishes. Steady sailing put them over the top by three points during the eight- to 10-knot bumpy and shifty northerly on Thursday. No matter where you finished in this annual class championship, you were near a Krafft boat. Charlie’s brother Hank traveled from Alberta, Canada (Hank hadn’t sailed a Penguin since last year’s championship) for a respectable mid-fleet finish and top single-handed sailor. Their sister Amy sailing with Matthew Chow beat Charlie’s son Martin on a tiebreaker. Top junior sailor Martin sailed with Charlotte Andreason on Tuesday and Thursday and his brother Douglas on Wednesday. Top woman skipper Amy and Matthew shared Chesapeake Bay Sailing

a brief moment of glory on the first day by sailing to second place during the third leg of the race. They were undone by wind filling in from the left and were topped in the race and the series by longtime Penguin sailor John Majane and crew Taylor Craig. Light air makes tenuous champions of us all. Veteran Penguin sailor and two-time Internationals Champion Steve Lavender sailing with his daughter Erin won the race on the tricky first day. Steve and Erin won the Family Award for the highest placing family boat and placed second overall. They were followed by one point in the standings by Jonathan Bartlett and Kyle Comerford, who edged Sandy McAllister in a tiebreaker. Sandy sailed with Conor LeMire on the first day and Patrick Floyd on the second and third. Sandy and crew easily won the heartbreaker award. They were tied with Charlie and Donna for first

after the first two days, but tumbled on the shifty northerly on Thursday. As was true with Del Walter and me, if you read the scores in reverse it can feel better or worse depending on your final standing. It was appropriate that WRSC hosted this regatta on the 70th anniversary of the Penguin. In 1939, WRSC’s first commodore, Bill Heintz, built Penguin hull #1. Heintz had been looking for a boat the club could frostbite race and learned about a new and as-yet unnamed dinghy design from naval architect Phil Rhodes. Heintz and some other club members bought 12 sets of plans plus a load of spruce and began building the boats in his basement. His wife May suggested that since they were planning on sailing the boats in winter they should be called Penguins. The design has changed little since 1939. Hull #1 is now on display in the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels. SpinSheet October 2009 131

‘Round the Lights: A Unique Southern Bay Race by Michael Turner


ctober 24 will mark the 14th running of the ‘Round the Lights Race, sponsored by the Old Point Comfort YC (OPCYC) at Fortress Monroe in Hampton, VA.

This unique 18.5-nautical-mile race starts in the extreme southern Chesapeake Bay off the docks of Old Point Comfort Marina and goes around Middle Ground Lighthouse and Thimble Shoals Lighthouse and then finishes where it began. Skippers have the option of selecting which lighthouse they want to round first. The only requirement is to start, round each lighthouse and finish.

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An astute skipper will study the direction and velocity of the current, as well as the forecasted wind, and then decide which lighthouse to favor for the first rounding. Since the tide usually shifts during the race, each skipper needs to determine which starting direction might be the best for that particular boat. Usually half go in one direction, and the other half go in the other direction. Open to all, including PHRF and cruising classes, the race was established and is operated by OPCYC and is sanctioned by the Chesapeake Bay YRA (CBYRA) and is part of the CBYRA distance series. While racing, skippers and crew will be enveloped in history. As the race takes place in the southern end of the Bay and Hampton Roads, one can imagine the battle of the first ironclads, the Monitor and the Merrimac, in these very waters. Protecting the northern shore is the historic Fortress Monroe with its 1803 lighthouse at Old Point Comfort, and protecting the opposite side of the entrance to Hampton Roads is historic Fort Wool. At the same time, you can see the world’s greatest Naval base with huge aircraft carriers and submarines. Nearby is the city of Hampton, with enough history of its own to satisfy the appetite of any history buff. The overall winner of this race has the boat name inscribed on a unique perpetual trophy made from an original plank of the historic Middle Ground Lighthouse, circa 1891, which is situated at the confluence of the James River and Hampton Roads. The plank was gleaned from the upper catwalk and donated by the lighthouse owners Bob and Joan Gonsoulin of Williamsburg, VA. A companion trophy made of material from the Thimble Shoals Lighthouse and donated by the lighthouse owner, Pete Jurewicz, is being developed that will record the history of the race. Read more and sign up at opcyc.org or contact the OPCYC rear commodore, Dennis Miner at ddminer@aol.com. spinsheet.com

Melges Tune-Up Regatta October 8-11


ne of the sponsors for the Melges 24 World Championships, Sail 22, will sponsor a tuning regatta off Annapolis October 8-11. Fifteen teams, including the current World Champion and local Melges sailors, have signed up. To learn more, visit sail22.com/sail22-m24worlds-tuning-regatta.

J/World Clinics in Bald Head Island, NC


he last two weekends in October, J/World will host two racing clinics at Bald Head Island, NC, a two-mile journey across the Cape Fear River from Southport, known for its pristine beaches, loggerhead sea turtles, and Old Baldy Lighthouse. The October 23-25 clinic will cover sailing fundamentals, including boat handling, sail trim and balance, upwind and downwind sailing, and introduction to the spinnaker. The October 30-November 1 clinic will focus on the more experienced racing sailor and will cover sail trim for maximum performance, upwind and downwind strategy, and a starts, ending with a half-day regatta. Students must register ($575 per person) by October 2 by calling the Bald Head Island SC at (910) 4577245 or by e-mailing jbarry@bhisland. com.

The 2009 Laser District 11 Championship was held September 12-13 at West River SC in Galesville, MD. Thirty-three Lasers and 11 Laser Radials from six states raced a six race series. Eric Reitinger scored first in the full rig, with Bob Tan second, and Mike Schmidt third. Dylan Finneran won the Radial division with all firsts. Austin Powers came in second, and Matthew Mollerus third. Kyle Swenson finished fifth and was the top junior. Karen Long was the top-scoring woman.



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Women Sailors and Free Drinks: A Universal Appeal by Suzanne K. Richardson a girl and how to tail a line for maximum effect (hand over the line and not beneath, as I had always done). The second day began much too early for those who succumbed to fun the night before, as rumor had it that some didn’t get to sleep until after 2 a.m. If race committee was part of that, they didn’t let on. They were out setting marks right on time for the start of the day-long races that took place directly offshore of BYC on the headwaters of the Detroit River.

about it in Annapolis.” Jack spoke up and explained to me that the fun and challenge t appears that race committee officials for them is they are always striving for a from Annapolis and women sailors of the “flawless performance.” I believed him. Great Lakes have a couple of things in As PRO, Hadsell was a little harder common. They both apply expertise, focus, to track down. I didn’t catch up with her and teamwork during a race, and they both until after the final race on Sunday, where love a good party when it’s over. I found her relaxing at a corner table by a Eastport YC commodore and PRO, window in BYC’s trophy room. Before I Sharon Hadsell, along with Anne and Jack could reach her, I had to squeeze through Borland, traveled 552 miles to lend their a line of women jammed around a side bar race committee skills to women attendoffering free drinks. Oh yes, there were blue ing the Women on Water colored drinks and pink colored (WOW) Clinic and Regatta drinks and hefty bottles of rum, but held at Bayview YC (BYC) I closed my eyes and walked right in Detroit, August 21 to 23. past them. I began our conversation They joined world-renowned by asking Hadsell what differences sailor Dawn Riley to assist in she saw between this area and her an intense one-day training home base. She was quick with her seminar for 150 women— comment, “River sailing is completely hailing from ports as far different, significantly different. The as California, Texas, and Chesapeake Bay has tides, but nothCanada—seeking to iming like the current in the Detroit prove their racing skills and River.” confidence levels in all areas I mainly wanted to find out of boat handling, followed by why she would travel so far to help “…I have to confess that I wasn’t very a two-day regatta. us freshwater sailors. Her answer was knowledgeable about which flag meant heartfelt and direct, “I really want to The first day included practice races on Ultimate 20s and Flywhat. Okay, I totally confess: I didn’t support women’s events.” She talked ing Scots. Well, at least for part about her time as PRO at the 1996 know what any of them meant.” of the day. As the winds pushed Olympics, recalling that there weren’t 30 knots, the small boats suffered many women PROs back then. I nodAfter the races ended, one sailor was knockdowns, and the trials were called ded my head in agreement, understanding injured, and Anne discovered the distressed off. Plan B went into effect (no, the party that all of us have had challenges in making woman sitting on the ground near the door didn’t start early), and Sharon, Anne, and breakthroughs. She continued, “There just of the yacht club. She called on Sharon Jack performed a mock race start for the aren’t that many women in sailing, but there and her nursing skills, and they both stayed attendees. As one of those attendees, I have are more and more joining.” Taking a sip of with the woman until the ambulance arto confess that I wasn’t very knowledgeher complimentary beverage, she paused for rived. Later, the Borlands chatted with me able about which flag meant what. Okay, I a reflective moment before saying, “We’ve at the far end of the bar. I inquired about totally confess: I didn’t know what any of come a long way… a long, long way.” their decision to be a part of our clinic and them meant. My excuse being that I was I’ll drink to that. learned that Hadsell had attended the prior a simple jib trimmer, and I was always too year and invited them this year to assist on busy keeping my eyes on the jib to offer BYC’s 2010 WOW seminar is tentatively the daily races. attention to the race committee boat. No scheduled for August 20-22 and costs $175. To Did I mention that Sharon had promised learn more, visit byc.com/wow. more excuses, for not only was I impressed them that BYC threw one heck of a party? with their commitment to performing their Anne succinctly summed up her fun at Bayjob with perfection, I was impressed with view by saying, “Great food, great bar, and the enlightenment they gave me of knowAbout the Author: A Detroit-based freelance great friends.” Laughing, she added, “I even writer, Suzanne K. Richardson has sailed on ing now which flag means what, and that I the Great Lakes since 1963. She has owned a need to keep a sharp eye out for the dreaded know the names of the bartenders.” She took a different tone when I asked about her Cal 25, raced on a Tartan 34, and now crews white flag with the blue cross. on a Grampian 26, competing in weekly races experience of working race committee on For the rest of the “Plan B,” afternoon on lower Lake Huron. the Chesapeake Bay. “We are very serious I learned how to not throw a dock line like


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grew up sailing in predominantly light air, so sailing here wasn’t a big adjustment, just a bigger body of water,” says Annapolis sailor Dave Askew. A native of Grosse Pointe, MI, as a junior sailor, Askew sailed Lasers and FJs out of the “little sailing epicenter” of the Bayview YC (BYC) on the Detroit River. Whereas the stereotypical little-league-style yacht club parent wants his kids to win, Askew’s dad had different motives. He knew that if he hooked his three sons into sailing, they would be employable. “Through high school and college, I spent my summers working on boats and then running race boats,” says Askew, who graduated from the University of Michigan. “I didn’t do collegiate sailing—I went straight to big boats. It was my meal ticket. I put myself through college on loans and running boats.” It was while hauling one such big boat that he noticed a certain Michigan marina manager’s daughter named Sandy, who later became his wife. “I actually knew her brother Gary Snider first. He kept her hidden from me for a long time.” The Askews moved to Annapolis in 1991, as the family chemical manufacturer had a plant in Baltimore at that time, and the Sailing Capital seemed like a natural fit. They live in the same Murray Hill home they considered temporary back then, now with their three daughters, Waverly (15), Ally (13), and Olivia (10). the 15Mystery, years before Annapolis (and then kids), Askew competed annuThe LogInCanoe built in 1932 of five in the BYC Porton Huron to Mackinac logsally in Oxford, racing the Miles River in(which is up to a 254-nautical-mileSeptember, Photo on bythe Don Biresch, long race,2006. depending course) and the Chicago Mac (285 nautical www.dbconsultants.com/dbphotos/ miles), as well as racing in SORC, Cowes Race Week, Fastnet, 50-foot Worlds, One Ton North Americans, Canada’s Cup, San Francisco Big Boat Series, Newport-Bermuda, Block Island Race Week, and Key West Race Week, among others. Looking back, Askew is surprised at how much his racing slowed down while his daughters were younger, with his resume only reflecting a few Macs and Governor’s Cups for a few years. He’s made a respectable comeback. Starting in 2005 on his J/120 Flying Jenny V (named for Sandy’s mother, as were many of her dad’s boats), he’s taken many bullets at top regattas such as the Annapolis to Newport, Newport to Bermuda, and Annapolis to Bermuda Races. In 2008, his J/122 Flying Jenny VI crew won the Onion Patch series (a cumulative award for the NYYC Annual, Newport to Bermuda, and Royal Bermuda YC Anniversary Regattas). In 2009, his all-star crew won the Annapolis to Newport Race—with memorable dolphin, whale, and turtle sightings along the way. Flying Jenny VI also took second at Block Island Race Week and thirds in the NYYC Annual and Larchmont NOOD Regattas. At the time of print, the crew was headed to American YC in Rye, NY for the J/122 East Coast Championships.


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SpinSheet: Who are your sailing mentors?

Bill Martin and Gary Jobson are two who helped me to understand there’s a whole industry out there and to step up my game in big boat offshore racing.

Who are your best sailing buddies? Jonathan Bartlett, Paul Murphy, Dave and Lyn Lattie, Sandy Askew, Gary Snider, and Peter Askew.

What is your top sailing memory from this summer? Racing to Newport. It was the best crew I’ve ever sailed with. The women on the boat, Renee Mehl and Nicole Weaver, were the only two who could drive downwind in fog… I felt like we couldn’t lose. We had to win. And we did.

Do you have a favorite place on the Bay? Oxford. There’s just something about that place. It’s like a throw-back.

Do you have any non-sailing passions? We discovered skiing five years ago as a family and go to Snowbird and Alta in Utah. Last year, our family skied 30 days together with the parents skiing almost 50.

What sports do you follow? Stock car racing.

Do you have a favorite watering hole on the Bay? We like to take the family in the Whaler to Cantler’s Riverside Inn.

Do you have a routine the morning of a race? I don’t like to just hop on a boat and go. I like to touch and feel everything, set up the computer, and touch all the sails. I get there an hour before everyone else and am always the last to leave.

What gear do you depend upon? Henry Lloyd, Patagonia, Dubarry boots, and Ray Ban Wayfarer sunglasses.

Is there anything you haven’t achieved on the water you would like to? The Transpac and Sydney-Hobart Races.

What is your advice to a young racing sailor? Sail as much as possible—it’s a relationship activity. Don’t get stuck with any one group, especially if you’re not having fun or learning anything.

What’s up for 2010? We’re trucking the boat to Detroit to do the Detroit NOOD, Port Huron Mac, Chicago Mac, and Harbor Springs Races.

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Coddle and Cull: What to Do With Your Crew in Winter

by Melissa Currier


n argument could be made that the Chesapeake has no offseason for sailing. When the summer regattas and series have concluded, an active schedule stretches into the fall and beyond with everyone warming up for frostbite racing and springtime tuneups. And then, there’s the Chesapeake contingent that reunites at shore points and racing venues a bit closer to the equator while waiting for the creek crusts and ice flows to disperse. The truth about sailing locally in the winter is that it’s not about tweaking trim skills (hampered greatly by alternating layers of fleece and flannel). For those who head south, it’s not about finding a race committee with tan lines in January (those folks are mostly pasty transplants like us.)

personalities and preferences. You have three people who can trim a chute, but can anyone call a lay line? Your jib trimmers do-si-do, but can the tiny dancer on your foredeck square your pole? Do you have more snack-ticians than tacticians? Spend time with your core keepers— dinners, adult beverages, game nights, seminars, bareboat charters—whatever you can to build relationships among your crew. Don’t let your brightest stars’ enthusiasm for your program burn out over the winter. And give some consideration to how you let the others fade away. The sailing community, however large, is a small one. Just because someone was a poorly-matched peripheral on your boat, it doesn’t mean he or she won’t be the loyal lynchpin of another team.

Racing in the five-month stretch from November to March, whatever the venue, is about bonding with your regular crew and trying on new ones for size. You know, like jeans after Labor Day… Okay, stay with me.

As you consider new lineups, invite candidates to socialize with the rest of the group. People who get along on shore have a reasonable shot at working well together on the water. This, of course, is not a fail-safe rule, but it’s a good start.

When the autumn chill sends you into your closet looking for greater coverage in areas south of your own equator, you invariably find that the summer’s fun has changed the fit of your favorites. Some crew members slip on like a friendly hug and flatter all your flaws—definitely keepers. Others have started to nip and pinch in certain positions—some shopping required.

If you work on your own boat, plan some work parties. The better crew members know the boat, the better they will sail it. The more sweat equity they have in your program, the more vested they will be in its success. Some of my fondest hours on OPB (Other People’s Boats) were actually spent buffing bottoms and replacing ring dings.

Are you following me? It’s time to evaluate your crew. Coddle and cull. Figure out where your team is strong and where it needs some help. Look at the

Forming and molding a team in the off-season are the best ways to start the new season with a fresh focus on the sailing. Let the swap-meet begin!

Hanging out on the rail waiting for wind is one way to get to know your crew during the season... Game nights, dinners, and work parties are a few ways to reconnect over the winter. Photo by Dan Phelps/SpinSheet

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14’ Stur-Dee Cat ’09 Lovely, new catboat w/ centerboard, Marconi rig, outboard well, large comfortable cockpit & cuddy; 7-foot beam; Stable & fast. $14,995. Contact Rick Casali 410-279-5309 or rickc@noyceyachts.com 19’ Cape Dory Typhoon ’81 Wknd, full keel, ’05 4-hp Yamaha, $4,500 Jim Comas, (301) 340-6628, comasis@verizon.net

22’ Catalina ‘74 Centerboard sloop in fair to good cond. with untitled trailer. Ready to sail. Good Sails & cushions. Origo stove. Asking $1,500. Call (410) 212-6149 24’ Hinterhoeller Limestone ‘89 Express cabin cruiser at dock in Annapolis. I/O 270 Volvo Penta eng., 900 hrs, well maintained. Respond raga2@aol.com 25’ Pearson Ariel ’66 Alberg design Reconditioned in 2009. Classic sloop with beautiful lines. Sails great. See Boats For Sale on YoungsBoatYard.com, (410) 477-8607. 26’ Hunter 260 ’01 Two-boat owner wants her SOLD! Has the design & convenience of a Hunter in a trailerable option! At our office on Kent Island ASK $19,900. (866) 735-5926 (Press 1 for boat Sales) or email full listing and pics. Visit www.boemarine.com, boats@ boemarine.com 26’ O’Day ‘86 Very good cond., AP, depth gage. Sleeps 6. New bunk cushions. ’02 Yanmar (1 GM 10) dsl. New main. 150 genoa, spinnaker. $9,500 (410) 6435958. 27’ Catalina ’87 Tall rig, shoal keel, Univ. dsl, wheel, 135 genoa w/RF, new cockpit cushions, dodger, NAVMAN, 900 hrs, clean, clean, clean $16.5K, (610) 9137009, loggdin2@ptd.net

27’ Catalina '81 ‘08 Furling gear, genoa. ’98 Evinrude 8hp w/new water pump. Fast, ready to go. Health forces sale. Annapolis slip paid. $5,000, offers. (410) 295-3944. 27’ Catalina ’85 Dsl, RF, selftailing winches, all lines run to cockpit. New main ’08, bimini. Just detailed & waxed. Absolutely gorgeous. Must Sell!! Reduced to $10,000 (703) 963-3496. 27’ Catalina ’76 Keel Sloop, good cond., 9.9-hp OB good cond., main & jib good cond., Sea Scouts $2,900 obo. Steve Alexander (301) 646-0805, stevedalex@msn.com or Doug Yeckley (410) 326-4291, douglas.yeckley@comcast.net 27’ Coronado ’73 Cruising Sloop Keel, roomy, 15-hp Johnson. Just serviced. Price slashed to $1,400 obo, Steve Alexander (301) 646-0805, stevedalex@msn.com 27’ Pearson ‘90 Draws 3’4”, Dsl, RF, ST winches, settee converts to 7’ V berth, new genoa, ready to sail away, includes dinghy, $21,000 obo, (410) 370-0185. 28’ Sabre ‘77 Atomic 4, runs great, RF, Autohelm, DF, KM, dodger, wheel steering, very good cond. Magothy River $9700 (410) 255-5103. Etchells USA 294 Ready to race w/trailer. New North light/ medium. Recent ($9K) of work done in 2003 by Ontario Yachts, Canada: Keel, rudder. $7,000. Call (410) 353-6688.

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28’ Ericson ’90 Want a new boat but can’t afford one? MUST SEE! Exc. Cond., Sleek & Fast, 10’ Beam, 4’ Draft, New 150 genoa, Full batten main, Harken Furler & Lazy Jacks, Lewmar winches, M3-20 3 Cyl. 18HP Univ. dsl, Raytheon ST4000+ AP & ST 40 W, D, S, Edson wheel, PYI dripless shaft, dodger, bimini, Full winter cover (New), Fortress & CQR anchors, Garmin 76, 2 VHF radios, stereo, New running rigging, All new Garhauer blocks, Full cockpit cushions & much more, dinghy w/motor $33,500 Call For More Info (443) 392-2245

28’ S2 8.5 ’81 Well maintained, Yanmar diesel, roller furling, 150 genoa, lightly used new mainsail, wheel steering, many extras incl. 8’ dinghy with outboard. $17,995 (410) 269-0127 Pictures/ details @ www.ablboats.com/details.php ?id=86624 30’ Cape Dory Cutter ’78 Rare one of three tiller models built. Proudly own renowned quality/seaworthiness. Very recent sails. $23,000 obo. Pictures/ list @ picasaweb.google.com/ capedorycutter, (717) 426-4735. 30’ Catalina ’80 Tall Rig Dsl, engine & drive train replaced, wheel steering, new bottom paint, RF genoa, Sea Scouts, Price slashed to $12,900 obo, Steve Alexander (301) 646-0805, stevedalex@msn.com 30’ Cheoy Lee ’64 Wooden ketch. New decks by Cutts & Case. Recent rigging & sails. Atomic 4 runs great. Needs some electrical work. $8200 (410) 269-4101, pearse@odohertygroup.com. 138 October 2009 SpinSheet

Pearson P-30 Cruiser/racer, Excellent cond., exceptionally well outfitted, rigged for easy single hand sailing. Recent 12 and 120 volt systems rewired. Excellent upholstery in salon & fore bunk. Profurl forestay RF, lazy-jacks, slab main reefing (two points). GPS controlled steering. Upgraded Universal A-4 auxiliary w/new water lift muffler system. Complete asymmetrical spinnaker & rigging (sock, turtle, shackles & forestay slider ,etc.) . Many extras!!! Please contact enigmalk2@aol.com or (202) 332-0961, $8,600. 30’ Sabre ‘81 Rare to market, classic “stick built” all teak interior, no pans. New standing rigging (08). Running rigging, 135 genoa, charger (06-07). Pressure water, shorepower, shaftseal, Icom VHF, speed, depth, Harken RF, bimini. Professionally maintained Westerbeke, hauled annually. Sleeps 6. Strong Maine-built boat. Cruise Air included. $19,950. Call Don, (202) 277-2835.

33’ Gemini 105m ‘96 Built by Performance Cruising, owner has kept her well maintained and she is a IMMACULATE through out. She can cruise in less than 2ft of water . ASK $84,900. Cape May NJ. (866) 735-5926 (Press 1 for boat Sales) or email full listings and pics. Visit wwwBoemarine.com/ boats@boemarine.com


Hobie 33 ‘85 Flying Tiger $24,500 obo. Fixed keel w/trailer. Participated in 2007 and 2009 Bermuda 1-2. Full sail inventory, contact for details. Almost everything recently replaced in preparation for solo offshore races: 2006 8hp Honda; Lexan washboards; Spectra backstay; XM satellite radio & ipod connection; new Baltoplate bottom this year; Raymarine ST60 wind, tridata, & 2 autopilots (ST4000 and X5); standing rigging; running rigging; Harken mainsheet blocks; cockpit reefing; lifelines; engine; electronics; Boomkicker. Located Annapolis, travels easily on trailer. 415-7220699 or LLowe25@gmail.com

30’ Shamrock Ron Holland Design 1/2 ton cruiser/racer. Built by South Coast Boat Works in Crosshaven, Ireland in '76. Made solo crossing in '76 Ostar race by Stuart Woods. Good quality sail inventory, Yanmar dsl, 2 compasses, Signet instruments, new standing & running rigging, stove, galley. Needs work $5,000 obo Call (410) 263-4880(day) or (301) 622-1414(eve) or (240) 447-3821(cell)

34’ Bristol Sloop ’76 Centerboard 4’6” draft, Westerbeke dsl, AP, bimini, mahogany interior. $19,877 (410) 255-2254 hm (301) 669-5202 day, (410) 804-5333 cell

33’ Pearson ’70 Sloop Keel with swing centerboard, Atomic 4 engine, masthead rig. Tiller, 5 berths, 175, 155, 125, blooper head sails, equipped for cruising. Asking $8,400. Call (804) 2725781.

34’ C&C ‘79 Fully equipped for racing. Competitively Priced. CBYRA High Point winner Asking $32,500 Contact Broker David M. Cox dc@bollardyachts.com or cell (410)310-3476 34’ Catalina ’88 Great cond., tall rig, wingkeel, main, 110% jib, cruising spinnaker, Universal dsl, 25 XP, knot, depth, autohelm, much more. Solomons $47,000 Roger (505) 379-8856 or rreaton@att.net

34’ Sabre ‘79 Centerboard, 4’ draft, new Volvo dsl, flag blue topsides, new mast step, Furlex, Lectra San, bimini. Photos on www.sailboatlistings.com. Kent Island, $42,000, (410) 718-3040. 34’ Sabre MKII ’87 K/CB 4’/7’ Westerbeke 27 1400 hrs, heat/AC, AP, Hood sails, many upgrades, very good cond. $56,750 obo H (215) 340-0231, C (215) 2620300. Tartan 34C ’74 Sloop rig, spinnaker, sleeps 6, dark blue hull, Atomic 4. Ready to go. Kent Island. Reduced to $15,750. Pictures available naenycapital@ atlanticbb.net, (410) 643-6666. 35’ Young Sun Cutter ’83 Perry designed, double ender, Yanmar dsl, radar, Aries vane, watermaker, dodger. Classic bluewater cruiser. Hampton, VA. $65,000. ahaleva@aol.com, (407) 488-6958. Beneteau 36.7 ‘04 CBYRA high point winner ’08. Racing/cruising sails. Ready to go. $119,000/offer. (301) 838-7798. 38’ McGruer Steel Yawl ’51 (See SpinSheet article), strong, safe, fast, (hull replacement $250,000), upgrades, 10 sails, good cond., but needs main mast. Best offer. Details (410) 350-9636; hallaquila@yahoo.com

39’ Gulfstar Sailmaster ‘81 Well-maintained Bluewater cruiser. Reverse-cycle a/c, Entec marine generator, autopilot, windlass, full sail inventory, refrigerator and icemaker. Perkins 4108 diesel w/400 hours since total rebuild. New in 2008; interior upgrades, radar, Tac-Tic speed/wind/depth, Garmin GPS. Ready to go - $ 82,500. Contact Brian: (570) 269-9441 or firstmatesbnl@netscape.net


40’ Beneteau Moorings 40.5 ’94 She is a tried and true cruising sailboat. With a desireable 3 cabin layout , Radar, AP, fully cruising rigged. Boat is in Baltimore ASK $70K. (866) 735-5926 (Press 1 for boat Sales) or EMAIL full llisting and pics, visit www.Boemarine. com or boats@boemarine.com.

41’ Beneteau 413 ‘00 For Sale or Co-ownership. One owner; impeccably maintained; 3-cabin layout 2 heads; 50hp Yanmar Diesel; Slipped on Back Creek Annapolis, MD; Ralph Johnson (571)276-3568 www.annapolischarters.net

43’ Beneteau Cyclades ‘05 located at the Chart House in Eastport area of Annapolis. Priced for immediate sale $155,000 Contact Trip at (410) 280-0520

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Cal 40 '67 Classic Racer Completely upgraded ; new Yanmar engine; new fuel & water tanks; new electrical system; new Raymarine electronics C120 Chart Plotter with radar; new standing rigging; upgraded mainsheet system; upgraded genoa track & windward sheeting system; new primary winches; new life lines & complete set of racing sails; cruising sails and storm sails. $65K obo (610) 436-0291 rmd@aquaterra-tech.com

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41’ Morgan 41 Classic ‘87 Very good condition, great liveaboard, clean boat, low engine hours. Shallow draft (4’10”) is great for the Bay or Bahamas, but beamy for lots of space below. Asking $97,500. Call (410) 212-6149

J/105 ’98 has earned a welldeserved reputation as the largest class of cruiser/racer sailboats in the US. This boat is immaculately kept and professionally maintained and Race Ready. New instruments and sails in 07. Offered for $93,000 Robert at (410) 562-1255 or Robert@santacruzannapolis.com

Santa Cruz 37 ’08 Sail Magazine’s “Sail Boat of the Year”. A cutting edge performance sailing boat with full interior including bunks for 6. Pre-Boat Show Special of $299,500 including options and instruments. Tate or Robert at (410) 505-4144 or info@santacruzannapolis.com Wauquiez Centurion 40S ’04 is an elegant performance cruiser with quality of workmanship above that of any other production boat. She is amazingly fast having won the Governors Cup. Offered for $225,000. Tate or Robert at (410) 505-4144 or info@santacruzannapolis.com Passage 42 ’97 large two master cabin design with center cock and stainless steel arch. Perfect for relaxing at the pier or underway. Many extras and equipped for off shore sailing. Boat Show Special of $135,000. Tate or Robert at (410) 505-4144 or info@santacruzannapolis.com

NEW AT WALCZAK YACHTS 2005 C&C110 RENEWAL impressive list of equipment from watermaker to XM weather race or cruise. Offshore ready. $189,500

1981 41 Bristol Ariel Aft cockpit 4'6" board up. Well cared for. $145,000.

2003 367 Beneteau 3 cabin 5'11" draft cruise fast or club race for only $109.900

1985 38 Bristol Lagniappe gvery good looking pocket cruiser with shoal draft centerboard. Black hull. $139,000

1999 Bristol 47 Raven The last Bristol built. Aft cockpit very custom and immaculate condition. $499,000.

1989 68' Oyster Viking IV Raised saloon, inside steering, T/dsl world cruiser. $679,000

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32’ Catalina 320 ‘99 $72,000 32’ Catalina 320 ‘01 SOLD 31’ Catalina 310 ‘04 $75,000 32’ ODAY 322 ‘’89 $27,900 31’ ODAY 31 ‘85 SOLD 31’ Allmand ‘82 $19,000 30’ Bristol 29.9 ‘79 $25,500 30’ Lippincott 30 ‘83 $24,500 30’ Catalina Tall ‘84 SOLD 30’ Hunter ‘80 $17,500 30’ Alberg ‘65 Classic! $15,000 Check our website often for new Listings!

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www.annapolisyachtsales.com Beneteaus, Beneteaus, Beneteaus!! All sizes and prices available. Great selection available in or near Annapolis. Call Dan Nardo, your Beneteau man for any info 410-267-8181 or dan@ annapolisyachtsales.com 30’ Custom Gaff Rig Schooner Offered in Bristol cond. Owned & updated by professional boat builder. 30’ on deck. 38’ LOA. Perfect for Great Chesapeake Schooner Race. Asking $44,000 Call Paul Rosen (410) 267-8181. 32’ Beneteau 323 ‘06 Nicest on the market!! Located in Annapolis. Equipped for discriminating sailor w/traditional main, RF genoa, cruising spinnaker, chart plotter, AP and more!! $94,000. Charles (410) 267-8181, charles@ annapolisyachtsales.com. 35’ Beneteau ‘89 Victoria is excellent value & clean! Air/heat, Dutchman lazyjacks plus plus. Our trade so it must go soon! $48,500. See photos at www. annapolisyachtsales.com then call the listing broker Jonathan (804) 776-7575. 35’ Tartan 3500 ‘00 ‘04 Both located in Annapolis. Very well maintained, nicely equipped for cruising The Bay! Radar, Chart plotter, GPS, AP and more! Starting at $159,900. Charles (410) 267-8181, charles@ annapolisyachtsales.com 38’ Catalina 380 ‘03 Cleanest Catalina on the market! Fully equipped in “turn key” cond. Finest production sailboat in this size & price range in MidAtlantic. $149,900. Call Denise (410) 267-8181, denise@ annapolisyachtsales.com.

41’ Beneteau 411 ’99 Gorgeous Beneteau 411 w/nice equipment and at an unbelievably low price $139,900. She is the finest production sailboat in this size & price range in the MidAtlantic region. She won’t last long! Call Tim (410) 267-8181 or tim@annapolisyachtsales.com 42’ Beneteau 423 ’04 Aviva II is offshore equipped & ready to go cruising or racing in bluewater. Well maintained by a knowledgeable owner and ready to take her next owners to far off places. Aggressively priced at $196,000! Call Tim (410) 267-8181 or tim@annapolisyachtsales.com 46’ Hunter 460 ‘02 Lorelei II has many toys & luxuries: genset, watermaker, solar, davits, SSB, EPIRB, liferaft, etc. $184,900. Offers encouraged. See photos at www.annapolisyachtsales. com then call the listing broker Jonathan (804) 776-7575. 47’ Beneteau First 47.7 2 available. Now in Annapolis. Both of these great Beneteau First designs can be raced or cruised in comfort. Starting at $284,900. Call Dan Nardo for more information. 410-267-8181 or dan@annapolisyachtsales.com 50’ Steel Cutter ‘02 Stone Witch is a George Buehler design, recently completed. Use for cruising or day charters. $99,000 neg. See photos at www. annapolisyachtsales.com then call the listing broker Jonathan (804) 776-7575. 57’ Beneteau 57 Center Cockpit ‘04 Built by Beneteau France, commissioned, maintained by AYS. One owner yacht. Ready to sail. All the extra equipment you would expect. $689,000 Paul Rosen 410-267-8181, paul@ annapolisyachtsales.com

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44’ Brewer ’88 Center cockpit fully equipped cruising boat. in mast furling, generator/ air ready to go south $170,000 bayharborbrokerage.com (757) 480-1073. 34’ Catalina ‘01 Schaefer in boom furling, air,nice canvas $98,000, bayharborbrokerage. com, (757) 480-1073. 35’ Pearson ’82 This is the nicest, cleanest P35 I’ve seen. She’s beautiful & ready to sail 3’9” draft, air, new standing rigging & canvas $39,500, bayharborbrokerage. com, (757) 480-1073. 38’ C&C Landfall ’84 Solid capable cruising boat. 4”11” draft. new canvas, epoxy bottom. New dark blue paint job. $59,000 bayharborbrokerage.com, (757) 480-1073. 43’ Baltic ‘77 C&C design fiberglass decks, older racer still fast $39,900, bayharborbrokerage. com, (757) 480-1073.

30’ Ericson ’81 Very clean. Brand new teak and holly sole. Diesel. Lots of upgrades and good maintenance. Great for cruiser/ racer! $17,900 (410) 269-0939, ww.crusaderyachts.com 27’ S2 ’86 Well maintained, low hrs on dsl. $12,000. Coastal Yacht Sales (757) 285-7059 . 30’ Catalina ’78 Fin keel super clean and well maintained $ 15,750. Coastal Yacht Sales (757) 285-7059. 32’ C&C ‘81 Many Upgrades, dsl, priced to move $ 25,000.00. Coastal YAcht Sales (757) 285-7059 356 Hunter ’04 In Mast Main furler super clean and well maintained $124,900. Coastal Yacht Sales (757) 285-705.

44’ Pacific Seacraft ‘93 Rare to have one of these beautiful American-built, long-distance cruisers on the market. Just Reduced: $320,000. Large selection new/ used Pacific Seacrafts. (410) 269-0939 www.crusaderyachts.com



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50’ Beneteau 50 ’00 Owners Version - highly desirable 2 cabin, a/c, roller furling jib and main, Generator ’07, Power winches, swim platform, twin helm. $265,000. (410) 269-0939, www. crusaderyachts.com

55’ Tayana ’98 Her high "curb appeal" is enhanced by substantive improvements not often found on recreational cruising yachts. Just reduced $490,000. (410) 269-0939 www.crusaderyachts.com

62' Gulfstar Sailmaster `84 58' Abeking&Rasmussen S&S Yawl `62 55' Tayana Ctr Ckpt `98 53' Mason `84 51' Bristol `87 50' Beneteau 2 from 45' Morgan Nelson Marek `85 44' Peterson `76 44' Pacific Seacraft `93 42' Moody 425 `90 41' Morgan Ol 416 `82 41' C&C shoal `88 41' Sceptre `88 40' Pacific Seacraft `98 40' C&C `91 40' Passport `85 39' Jeanneau `07 38' Ericson 38-200 `89 37' Jeanneau Sun Odyssey `97 37' Pacific Seacraft 2 from 37' Delphia `06 35' Freedom Yachts `94 34' Kaiser Gale Force `80 34' Pacific Seacraft Crealock `98 31' Pacific Seacraft `04 28' Bristol Channel Cutter `84 24' Pacific Seacraft Dana `90

$449,000 $395,000 $490,000 $349,000 $389,000 $200,000 $84,995 inquire $320,000 $160,000 $90,000 $89,900 $178,000 $310,000 $135,000 $148,500 $198,000 $83,250 $84,900 $139,000 $139,000 $115,000 $89,000 $149,900 $160,000 $158,500 $55,900

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Hunter 40 ’84 Centerline aft double, heat/air, electric windlass, 2 heads, private v-beth and more $ 54,500 Call Tony Tumas (443) 553-5046, tony@ greatblueyachts.com or visit www.greatblueyachts.com


(410) 533-6946 31’ Pearson ’88 Main, genoa, RF, dodger, Yanmar dsl, clean & ready to sail $ 29,900 Call Tony Tumas Cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), Office: (800) 2761774 for complete details. Email: tony@greatblueyachts.com

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Hunter 376 1996 Yanmar DSL, RF, AP, AC/Gen New listing. $82,500

30’ 1984 Seldelmann 30T Yanmar 13hp DSL, RF, shoal

$ 14,500

28’ 1986 S2 DSL, wheel steer, shoal draft, RF, bimini

$ 15,500

31’ 1983 Dufour 3800 Volvo dsl, wheel.


36’ 1979 Islander Freeport 36, Plan A, Perkins DSL, R/F

$ 33,900

36‘ 1982 Moody Motorsailer, sloop,Volvo 62hp, RF, aft cabin $ 51,000 36’ 1996 Catalina MK II Univ 30hp DSL radar, inverter, R/F $ 88,500 37’ 1996 Hunter 376 Yanmar DSL, RF, AP, AC/Gen


$ 82,500

40’ 1995 Hunter Yanmar 50hp, A/C, AP, Inverter


40’ 1984 Lancer CC Excellent liveaboard, cruise equipped

$ 64,900

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32’ Hunter Vision 32 ‘90 Full canvas, Pilot, GPS, full main, RF jib, Air/Heat, refrigeration, Flat panel TV $ 42,500 Call Tony Tumas Cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), Office: (800) 2761774 for complete details. Email: tony@greatblueyachts.com 35’ Hunter Legend 35 ’88 Very clean, new sails 2001, new GPS, AP, knot, depth, flat panel TV, Carry-on Air, dodger, bimini many recent upgrades, exceptional cond $45,250 Call Tony Tumas Cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or evening), Office: (800) 2761774 for complete details. Email: tony@greatblueyachts.com 36’ Catalina ‘94 Very clean, full main, RF 150, dodger, bimini, Air/Heat, windlass, “L” shaped dinette $ 75,500 Call Tony Tumas Cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), Office: (800) 2761774 for complete details. Email: tony@greatblueyachts.com, O’Day 37 ’82 Many recent upgrades, very clean, New main, new RF, New transmission, Engine upgrades, New interior cushions, Unique split cabins with 2 heads $39,000 Visit www.greatblueyachts.com for complete details & photos or Call Tony Tumas Cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or evening), Office: ( 800) 276-1774 or email: tony@greatblueyachts.com

43’ Philip ’76 Built by Philip & Son Beautiful blue water cruiser/ racer – ready to sail “Boat of the Year” London Boat Show ’76 Cutter rig, wind steering, AP, life raft, newer sails, rebuilt Perkins – a must see! $ 79,900. Call Tony day or evening for complete details 443-553-5046 email: tony@greatblueyachts.com

24’ Dana (Pacific Seacraft) ’98 Late model with less than 300hrs. on 2GMF dsl. Awlgripped black hull. Below she looks new. Dodger, RF, gas stove w/oven. $70k HYS (410) 271-5266 or dick@hartge.com 27’ Corsair F-27 trimaran ‘89 This is the one with folding pontoons so it will fit in a regular size slip or on a trailer (which it has). ‘06 8hp Yamaha; main, roller furl genoa, jib and spinnaker. Draft just 1’6” with board up. 32,000. HYS 410271-5266 or dick@hartge.com 32’ Pacific Seacraft motorsailer ’93 4’ draft, generator w/AC, anchor windlass, radar, AP, $100K Hartge Yacht Sales (410) 867-7240 or dick@hartge.com 36’ Mariner ’80 Built in New Hampshire ( not the Far East ) Classic New England design with a solid fiberglass hull. Dodger, bimini, Harken RF, 4 cylinder dsl. $49,500. HYS (410) 271-5266 or dick@hartge.com 37’ Crealock ’90 Classic offshore cruiser by Pacific Seacraft. Cutter rig, recent sails, AC, refrig, single sideband, Autopilot and hard dodger. $149. Hartge Yacht Sales (410) 867-7240 or dick@hartge.com spinsheet.com

42’ Whitby Ketch-Cutter ’86 This is one of the last built (hull #329) at Kurt Hasen’s yard in Canada. Everything you could want ( generator: air etc ) and in great cond. 115k Hartge Yacht Sales (410) 867 7240 or dick@hartge.com

36’ Catalina MKII ’96 Univ. 30hp dsl, radar, inverter, R/F $88,500 Lippincott Marine (410) 827-9300 36’ Moody ’82 Motorsailer, sloop, Volvo 62hp, RF, AP & $51,000 Lippincott Marine (410) 827-9300. 37’ Hunter 376 ’96 Yanmar dsl, RF, AP, AC/Gen, new listing $82,500 www.lippincottmarine. com, (410) 827-9300. 40’ Hunter ’95 Yanmar 50hp, elect., self-tailing main, full batten main w/Dutchman, Air, AP, inverter $129,500 Lippincott Marine (410) 827-9300.

33’ Carver Mariner ’84 Sleeps 6, private staterm, enclosed fly bridge, swim platform, 2-zone AC, range & oven, refrigerator & freezer, pressurized h/c water, enclosed head w/shower, toilet & w& and twin 350 hp engines w/low hrs. This boat is in great cond. Only $23,000. Norris Howard Yacht Broker (410) 742-6795 or (443) 944-3322 or nhowardboats@aol.com

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36’ Mariner ’81 pro-furl genoa, wheel steering, Perkins dsl auxiliary, propane stove & oven, refrigeration, AP, inverter, electronics, and equipped for long range cruising, $47,900 Norris C. Howard, Yacht Broker, (410) 742-6795 or (443) 944-3322 or nhowardboats@aol.com. 38’ Heritage ’76 roller furl genoa, pedestal steering, Perkins 50hp dsl, mainsail, genoa, hank-on SOLloran, GPS, VHF, cutter sail, radar, depth,Great coastalD cruiser $24,900 Norris C. Howard, Yacht Broker, (410) 742-6795 or (443) 9443322 or nhowardboats@aol.com

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19’ Trophy ’02 Brand New 2009 130 HP ETEC Evinrude. SS Prop. Complete re-rig. $28,500. Call Matt at (410) 533-6946. Luhrs Tournament Sport Fish 340 ’86 Twin dsl, outrigger, hard-top. $32,500. Call Matt at (410) 533-6946.

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Sunfish & Sunfish/ Phantom Both boats are complete. The Sunfish/Phantom has a Sunfish hull and Phantom rig & sail. Both boats for $1000. Contact Norris at (410) 7426795 or (443) 944-3322 or nhowardboats@aol.com Chesapeake Bay Sailing

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J/80 '94 Very fast J/80 and ready to start winning races. Located in Annapolis. Offered at $27,500. Contact Ken at (410) 280-2038 or Ken@northpointyachtsales.com

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Hunter '02 Hunter ’79 Hunter '84 Hunter '98 Hunter '87 Columbia '77 Catalina ‘83 Hunter ‘77 Hunter ‘86 O’Day ‘89 Hunter '84 CAL '82 Hunter ‘00 C&C '80 Hunter '09 Newport ’85 Hunter ‘92 Hunter '09

$ 27,000 $ 14,900 $ 13,500 $ 35,000 $ 18,000 $ 14,900 $ 17,950 $ 11,000 $ 30,000 $ 19,000 $ 22,000 $ 24,500 $ 69,000 $ 29,500 $125,000 $ 29,000 $ 35,000 $ 55,000

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Hunter '96 Hunter '97 Hunter '00 Pearson '68 Hunter ‘90 Hunter Legend ’93 Hunter '06 Hunter ’96 Hunter '09 Hunter ’00 Hunter '00 Shannon ‘78 Hunter ‘00 Hunter ‘06 Hunter '02 Hunter '05 Hunter '01

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J/30 '81 In good condition. Great racer for one design on the Bay. Offered starting at $22,000. Contact David at (410) 280-2038 or David@northpointyachtsales.com

J/105 ’98 Known for performance, one-design racing and fantastic short handed daysailing. The owner of this boat has taken excellent care and it shows almost as new. Starting at $89,000. Contact Paul Mikulski at (410) 280-2038 or Paul@northpointyachtsales.com

Tartan 3500 '97 Ideal size for a family cruising boat. Excellent Condition and fully equipped. Offered at $115,000 Contact Ken at (410) 280-2038 or Ken@northpointyachtsales.com

J/109 '03 This J/109 is one of the best cruiser racers on the market. The J/109 features the popular carbon fiber retractable bowsprit and asymmetric spinnaker system and a cruisable 2-cabin interior layout with standing headroom. Excellent condition and list of upgrades. Offered at $179,000. Contact Ken at (410) 280-2038 or Ken@northpointyachtsales.com

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C&C 115 ’06 is a wonderful cruiser racer. This is in like new cond. and has a long list of options. She is painted claret red and is ready to go for you to enjoy. PRICE REDUCTION $209,000. Contact Ken at (410) 280-2038 or Ken@northpointyachtsales.com

Beneteau 423 ’06 is in superb cond. and has a comprehensive inventory. Totally equipped for cruising and built for any sea w/comfort & amenities second to none. No options left out including AC, gen set, flat screen TVs, AP linked w/radar & chart. Don’t miss this superb chance to purchase a beautiful 423 for a great price! Offered at $239,000 Contact Ken at (410 ) 280-2038 or Ken@northpointyachtsales.com

Pearson 39 Yawl ’77 is a particularly handsome boat, accented by her sweeping sheer line, tumblehome topside and dainty reversed transom. She offers solid construction, great cockpit and a large, sensible interior with unusually generous storage throughout. Offered at $54,900. Call David Malkin @ (410) 280-2038 or email at David@northpointyachtsales.com

J/42 ’00 lightly used and stunningly beautiful w/carbon mast, standard keel, B&G’s, water maker, custom canvas and all the right factory options make this a very desirable boat for you to consider for serious cruising. NEW PRICE - $259,000. Contact Paul at (410) 280-2038 or Paul@northpointyachtsales.com

J/120 ’94 NEW PRICE! Antares has a white hull w/red boot stripe, and buff two tone decks that are in great cond. Some of the features are Carbon mast, factory rebuilt NKE instruments & updated AP, Furuno radar, tan canvas, propane stove, refrigeration. Offered at $179,900. Contact Paul Mikulski at (410) 280-2038 or Paul@northpointyachtsales.com

Beneteau 461 '00 Two cabin cruiser with traditional exterior lines complement an incredibly spacious, bright and well-ventilated interior. NEW PRICE $184,995. Contact Ken Comerford at (410) 280-2038 or

Hunter 33 ’09 Lil’ Nudge IINew Listing! AC/Heat, AP, GPS, Windlass, bimini, dodger, connector, refrigeration, & more. $125,000 Norton’s Yacht Sales (804) 7769211,www.nortonyachts.com Hunter 41 ’06 Aquadoc Generator, AC/heat, in-mast furling, upgraded eng 54hp Yanmar, inverter, AP 6000, ST60 wind, freezer, cockpit cushions, Supreme shades, dinette table/leaf, TV/DVD, 3 burner stove w/oven, quiet flush head system, bimini, dodger & connector, $190,000 Norton’s Yacht Sales (804) 776-9211, www.nortonyachts.com Hunter 456 ’02 Alcyone 8KW Gen, ST60 wind, ST60 Tridata, A/C, GPS, davits, dinghy, two tvs/dvds, cockpit cushions, bowthruster, Autopilot ST7001+, RayMarine chartplotter RL70+. $249,000 Norton’s Yacht Sales (804 )7769211 www.nortonyachts.com Hunter 456 ’05 Persystence AC/Heat, apparent wind machine, Eco Flush heads(2), VHF at the helm, In-Mast furling, GPS/radar, AP 6000+, bow thruster, Sirius Sat weather; Lifetag system; 100 amp alternator; Link 2000; spinnaker; Kato davits, Avon Rover RIB dinghy; Mercury 9.9 HP 2 stroke OB; LOADED $250,000 Norton Yacht Sales (804) 776-9211 www.nortonyachts.com


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33’ Cape Dory Sloop ’81 Original owner boat that has only been sailed on the Chesapeake Bay. Draft 4’10”, Volvo dsl engine, Hood RF for head sail, Lewmar winches, mail, jib & genoa. She is lightly equipped but the Cape Dory is known for being a very capable cruiser. This is an honest vessel. Asking $33,000 OBYS(410) 226-0100. spinsheet.com

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’04 ’05 Beneteau 323 from $84,500

1996 Beneteau 464 $149,000

2007 Wauquiez 41 PS $290,000

1989 Beneteau 350 $48,500

1986 Pearson 36 $71,750

‘00 ’01 Beneteau 361 from $99,500

2002 Hunter 420 $179,000

2000 Beneteau 40.7 $159,000

Pearson 27 '89 $26,000 Albin 28 '93 $58,500 Bristol Channel Cutter 28 '87 $124,900 Back Cove Hardtop 29 '06 $171,900 C&C 30 '88 $49,500 C&C 30 MKII '91 $49,500 Catalina 30 '89 $26,000 Custom Gaff Rig Schooner '59 $44,000 O'Day 30 '81 $17,500 Pearson 30 '87 $37,900 Beneteau 31 '08 $129,900 Bristol 31.1 '85 $49,900 Dehler 31 '89 $33,000 Beneteau First 32 '81 $24,900 Beneteau 323 '04 $84,500 Beneteau 323 '05 $87,500 Halvorsen Island Gypsy 32 '03 $229,900 Island Packet 32 '92 $89,316 Mabry 32 '07 $149,900 Alerion-Express 33 '08 $266,691 C&C 33 MKII '85 $39,900 Aloha 10.4 '84 $39,500 Beneteau 343 '07 $134,900


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Beneteau First 10R '06 $132,000 Catalina 34 MkII '01 $94,900 Hunter 34 '83 $26,500 Pearson 34 '84 $34,900 Sabre K/CB 34 '84 $30,000 Beneteau 35s5 '90 $49,900 Beneteau 350 '88 $55,900 Beneteau 350 '89 $48,500 Beneteau 351 '96 $76,900 Caliber 35 '97 $114,900 Contest 35s '90 $89,000 Hallberg-Rassy 35 '72 $59,000 Tartan 3500 '04 $199,900 Wauquiez Pretorian 35 '85 $74,900 Beneteau 36.7 '03 $117,900 Beneteau 36.7 '06 $124,900 Beneteau 361 '00 $99,500 Cheoy Lee 36 '69 $69,900 Pearson 36 '86 $71,750 Sabre 362 '01 $220,000 Sabre 36CB '85 $85,000 Hunter Legend 37.5 '92 $84,900 O'Day 37 '84 $44,000


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Morgan 38 '84 $59,000 Pearson True North 38 '04 $329,900 Pearson True North 38 '02 $289,000 Sabre 386 '06 $295,000 Beneteau 393 '02 $149,500 Beneteau 393 '02 $144,900 Beneteau First 40.7 '00 $159,000 Cal 40 '64 $49,000 Catalina 400 '95 $134,900 Hunter 40.5 '95 $109,500 Palmer Johnson NY 40 '78 $69,000 Hanse 400 '06 $199,900 Hinckley Bermuda 40 '63 $115,000 Tashiba 40 '87 $185,000 Beneteau 411 '99 $139,900 De Fever Trawler 41 '87 $105,000 Lord Nelson 41' 1987 $174,000 Wauquiez PS 41 '07 $290,000 Beneteau 423 '04 $196,000 Beneteau 423 '05 $224,900 Hunte 420 '02 $179,000 Whitby 42 '82 $99,500 Albin 43' Trawler '79 $99,900

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Young Sun 43 ' 78 $49,500 Beneteau 44.7 '05 $259,900 Fuji 45 '74 $119,500 Howdy Bailey 45 '73 $99,900 Peterson CC 44 '77 $109,500 Beneteau 461 '01 $199,000 Beneteau 461 '99 $174,900 Beneteau 46 '96 $149,000 Hunter 46 '02 $194,000 Tartan 4600 '95 $270,000 Tartan 4600 '96 $355,000 Beneteau 473 '05 $265,000 Beneteau 473 '04 $274,900 Beneteau 47.7 '04 $284,900 Beneteau 47.7 '04 $319,900 Marine Trader M/Y 47 '90 $169,000 Wauquiez Centurion 49 '92 $295,000 George Buehler '02 $99,000 Beneteau Idylle 51 '86 $178,000 Fleming Pilothouse Motor Yacht '00 $799,000 Beneteau 57 CC '04 $689,000 Kanter Yachts 65 '87 $435,000 Franz Maas 76 '74 $750,000

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CHEE KEE is a beautiful 2005 Luhrs 32 FB in like new condition. This great value has never been run hard in the fishing game and used lightly on the Chesapeake Bay. She has received meticulous maintenance and care with upgraded and extra equipment. She had fresh bottom paint in spring of 2009 and is ready to go. Asking Price… $139,000/ obo (New boat on order)

For more information or to schedule an appointment contact Jason Pinter at 410-267-8320 or email at mm@annapolissailing.com


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410-263-7499 35' Hinckley Pilot 35 1964 "Custom" TARA is a meticulously restored example of Hinckley's famous Pilot series of yachts with only her SECOND OWNER who's owned her for 29 years. Owner just took delivery of a 43 Hinckley and does not want to be a two boat owner! Priced to reflect the owners knowledge that it is a SEVERE Buyers Market!!! July survey available. Motivated seller just reduced price to $75,000. CALL BOE to learn what makes her custom and why this 35 Pilot is the most PRISTINE on the MARKET or to schedule a showing!!! Boat is in the water at Jabin in Annapolis. 1-866-735-5926 (Press 1 for boat Sales) or EMAIL FULL LISTING AND PICS VISIT boats@boemarine.com

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37’ Tartan Blackwatch ’69 Yanmar dsl, 3’10” with her centerboard up. Maja is a lovely, traditional vessel. Her hull sides were recently refinished by Hinckley (dark blue) as well as having a custom rub rail installed. This is one of the first years the Blackwatch had a fiberglass molded cabin top. Own a true classic, asking $35,000 and is thinking of dropping the asking price, please inquire. OBYS (410) 226-0100. 37’ Tayana Pilothouse Cutter ‘83 Extremely capable offshore cruiser. She has been well maintained and upgraded appropriately. The seller has reduced her to $79,900 and is willing to listen to offers. OBYS (410) 226-0100. 52’ Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 52.2 ’97 Marilyn Ann has been nicely maintained by her original owner. She has US Stainless steel standing rigging rather than the European. She is well equipped and with her 3 staterms is ready to take her next family cruising. Asking $335,000 OBYS (410) 2260100.

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www.regent-point.com 25’ Cape Dory ’78 “Doo Dah Day Quantum Sails, RF, 2004 6 HP Four Stroke OB, Great Day Sailor, Clean in very good cond., Asking: $9,500 Call Regent Point Marina (804) 758-4457, www.regentpoint.com 27’ Cape Dory ’79 Auriana 8 HP Yanmar dsl. RF, Quantum Sails Asking: $14,900 Call Regent Point Marina (804) 758-4457, www. regent-point.com

28’ Pearson Triton ‘64 “Shearwater” Meticulously restored and in immaculate cond. A Real Museum Piece. Too many custom features to list. Must see to believe. Review pictures on our web page. Asking: $21,950 Call Regent Point Marina (804) 7584457. www.regent-point.com 30’ Cape Dory Intrepid 9M Verdandi One of only 50 built, stable and fast, lazy jacks, 4 sails, 15 hp Yanmar dsl, New Lewmar 40 ST winches, Ready to sail away. Asking: $13,500 Call Regent point Marina @ (804) 758-4457 www. regent-point.com 30’ Catalina ’87 Prelude Motivated seller! Will pay 6 months slip fees @ RPM. 23 HP Universal dsl, fully equipped, very clean, ready to go, Asking: $20,900 Call Regent Point Marina @ (804) 7584457 www.regent-point.com. 35.5 Hunter Legend ’88 Ladybug 27 HP Yanmar dsl, A/CHeat Pump, Ref, Auto Helm, RF, dodger, bimini, Many features. Asking: $49,950 Call Regent Point Marina @ 804-758-4457, www. regent-point.com. 37’ Hunter Legend ’87 Ready to go cruising, all the extras like radar, chartplotter auto helm, AC/ HT, ref/fr, RF and much more, Asking: $57,900 Regent Point Marina (804) 758-4457 www. regent-point.com

Rogue Wave is a unique brokerage firm dedicated to helping sailors spend their hardearned money wisely. We specialize in high quality, ocean-going vessels of substance and character. If you want a good solid boat, or you want to sell your blue water boat, call RogueWave (410) 571-2955 for an appointment and VISIT US at www.RogueWaveYachtSales. com or at Port Annapolis Marina! Real Boats! Real People! Real Life! spinsheet.com

Falmouth Cutter 22 ’81 Lyle Hess designed BCC little sister, completely restored. (410) 571-2955 www.RogueWaveYachtSales.com

Hallberg Rassy 39 Sloop ‘00 Lovely Frers design that sails like a dream. Well equipped for offshore work. (410) 571-2955 www.RogueWaveYachtSales.com Shearwater 39 ’91 Fully equipped cruising home and true bluewater boat. Maintained in beautiful cond. $229K RogueWave Yacht Sales (410) 571-2955.

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Bristol Channel Cutter 28 ’95 Sam L Morse, Lyle Hess BCC28 equipped to the max for world cruising complete refit in 07 stem to stern, new rigging, new electronics, diesel heat, water maker,… Choose from several! (410) 571-2955 www.RogueWaveYachtSales.com Tayana 37 Ketch ’88 Schaefer in-boom furling, Quantum full batten mainsail, electric winch, new dinghy, low eng hrs. No teak decks! $99K RogueWave Yacht Sales, (410) 571-2955.

J120 40 ‘01 Carbon spar, incredible racing and cruising sail inventory, all new electronics, maintained expertly and in perfect condition! (410) 571-2955 www.RogueWaveYachtSales.com

22 Catalina 06 $18,900 290 Hunter 00-01 fr $48,500 306 Hunter 02 $58,000 33 Hunter 07-08 fr $99,500 340 Hunter 01 SOLD 350 Catalina 05 $136,900 35.5 Hunter 90 $63,500

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Fast Passage 39 ’00 Beautiful two-stateroom layout. Great engine access. Outrageously low hrs and use! A rare opportunity. $229K RogueWave Yacht Sales, (410) 571-2955.

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Valiant 40 ’91 One of the last 40s built in Texas, beautiful teak interior, well equipped, AC/Heat, new sails, all amenities. $229K RogueWave Yacht Sales, (410) 571-2955. In-Mast / Heat&Air

Ingrid 38 Ketch ’76 Wonderful platform for bluewater cruising on a budget. Now bottom, new rigging. Asking $54K. RogueWave Yacht Sales (410) 571-2955.

Catalina 03 $112,900 Catalina 00 SOLD Hunter 99-01 fr $99,500 Hunter 98-01 fr $119,500 Hunter 93 $119,500 Hunter 03 $179,900 Hunter 00-01 fr $169,900


Beneteau 361 ‘01 $109,900

Bristol 38.8 CB Sloop ’86 Leisurefurl system, updated, upgraded, new awlgrip, very pretty! Must see. (410) 571-2955 www.RogueWaveYachtSales.com

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Cabo Rico 42, ‘07 Chuck Paine design. Gorgeous cutter. Offshore equipped. In-boom furling mainsail, genset, water maker, AC/heat, Espar, great electronics, electric winches, bow thruster, life raft. Priced to Sell! (410) 571-2955 www.RogueWaveYachtSales.com Hallberg Rassy 42 Ketch ’85 Rare opportunity to buy a great boat for a great price. Serious bluewater vessel, fully equipped, comfortable voyaging home. $139K RogueWave Yacht Sales (410) 571-2955.

Cherubini Raider 33 ’82 $ 24,900 Beautiful / Upgraded!

Philip and Son 43 ’76 $ 54,900

Catalina 36 ’94 $ 75,500

40’ Hunter ’84...........$ 54,900 37’ O’day ’82 ...........$ 39,900 36’ Catalina ’85 ........$ 38,500 35’ Hunter ’88...........$ 45,800 35’ Pearson ’79 .........$ 24,950

34’ Hunter ’85...........$ 29,900 32’ Hunter Vision ’90 $ 42,500 31’ Hunter 310 ’00....$ 58,500 30‘ Catalina ‘89 .........$29,900 30’ O’Day 302 ’87.....$ 19,900

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Valiant 42 ’95 Rare pullman layout with aft head and massive storage. Well equipped and well cared for. $299K RogueWave Yacht Sales (410) 571-2955. C&C CB Sloop 44 ‘88 Lovely accommodations with big beatuful aft stateroom. Well equipped. Impeccably maintained, and a great sailing vessel. RogueWave Yacht Sales (571) 2955.

Valiant 50 ‘02 One of the ultimate bluewater cruisers two staterooms, 850 hours, all amenities, fresh water boat! (410) 571-2955 www.RogueWaveYachtSales.com

29.9’ Bristol Wonderful Condition…Seller says “Bring Offers” ...$22,900 Contact: Tom Lippincott 410 639-9380, tom@saltyachts.com 31’ Alberg 30 ’65 Classic, solid glass decks,Great shape…$15,000 Contact : Ben Armiger (410) 6399380, Ben@saltyachts.com

Bristol 45.5 Aft Cockpit Ketch ’85 Immaculate. Beautiful. Incredible liveaboard or weekend yacht. (410) 571-2955 www.RogueWaveYachtSales.com

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28’ Sabre ’73 Rebuilt Atomic 4 engine. Asking $9,000. Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171. 30’ Tartan ’76 Nice looking boat. $12,500 Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171.

Ted Brewer Custom 45 PH ’92 Serious bluewater cruiser completely equipped to go tomorrow. Just untie and live the dream. Perfect world voyager. (410) 571-2955 www.RogueWaveYachtSales.com Dufour 45 Classic ’98 Modern, sleek, fast, fun, & low maintenance, 3 cabins, tw0-heads. REDUCED! $189K RogueWave Yacht Sales, (410) 571-2955. Sunward Center Cockpit Ketch 48 ’89 Perfect family voyager S&S designed, American built, 3 stateroom, wonderful center cockpit, completely equipped, ICW friendly, voyager. Incredible Value. $224K RogueWave YS (410) 5712955. Hallberg Rassy 49 ’88 Incredible 3 stateroom center cockpit, world voyager. Complete comfort w/centerline queen aft cabin & spacious salon. Priced to sell! $295K RogueWave Yacht Sales, (410) 571-2955. 148 October 2009 SpinSheet

32’ Catalina ‘98 Very clean and ready to sail. $69,900 Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171. 35’ Island Packet ‘89 New Listing! Call for details. Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171. 35’ O’Day ’87 New listing $37,000. A great cruising boat. Sailing Associates (410) 2758171. 38’ Morgan 382 ‘81 Completely equipped for offshore cruising. Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171 40’ Palmer Johnson ’78 Traditional ocean racer, ready to go. $59,900 Call Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171. 42’ Endeavour Center Cockpit ’85 This world cruiser has many recent upgrades. At $109,000 she is a good value. Sailing Associates (410) 2758171.

31’ Allmand ‘82 Roomy cruiser in great shape,….$19,000 Contact: Ben Armiger (410) 6399380, Ben@saltyachts.com

45’ Jeanneau two to choose from! ’05 SO45 Excellent cond., making money in a successful charter operation on the Upper Bay…. $299,000, ’02 45.2 Excellent cond., NEVER chartered, one owner, loaded...$269,000, Contact: Tom Lippincott (410) 6399380, tom@saltyachts.com 47’ Beneteau 473 ‘03 Bristol Condition and loaded, Contact Ben Armiger (410) 639-9380, Ben@ saltyachts.com Tartan C&C Yacht Sales Annapolis (410) 263-6111


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31’ Catalina 310 ‘04 Very low hrs, Air, loaded..$75,000 Contact: Contact: Tom Lippincott (410) 6399380, tom@saltyachts.com 32’ O’Day 322 ’89 New genoa, asking $27,900 offers encouraged! Contact: Tom Lippincott 410 6399380, tom@saltyachts.com 35’ C&C 35 ’84 mkIII Very well equipped & maintained, loads of sails, baltoplate bottom, Fast yet set up to cruise comfortably… REDUCED! $45,900, Contact: Tom Lippincott (410) 639-9380, tom@saltyachts.com 35’ Tartan 3500 ’98 NEW PRICE! 3500, air, davits, radar and more…$135,000 Contact: Tom Lippincott (410) 639-9380, tom@saltyachts.com 36’ C&C 110 ’05 Shoal draft version, great performance cruiser or club racer. Less than 60 hrs! $163,000 Contact: Tom Lippincott (410) 639-9380, tom@saltyachts.com 38’ Hunter 380 ready to go…$115,900 Contact: Tom Lippincott (410) 639-9380, tom@saltyachts.com

Beneteau 343 ’06 Our Trade. Bimini, AP, Air & More. Freshwater /Lightly used – New bottom paint, ready to cruise in comfort! asking $124,000 – Make an offer – MUST GO SOON! Call Mike Titgemeyer (410) 263-6111 or mike@tartanccannapolis.com

Tartan 3400 – 2007 & 2008 Two to Choose from 2007 is very lightly used, owner is going power and wants her sold, asking 179k - 2008 is new dealer demo... management says it must go - Call for Details on boats boats - Great opportunity compared to new order!!! (410)263-6111 or any of our brokers, Tom L, Scott, Mike or Tom S www.tartanccannapolis.com

40’ Hunter 40.5 Legend ’97 loaded with goodies, great Chesapeake or beyond boat!...$ CALL Contact: Tom Lippincott (410) 639-9380, tom@saltyachts.com spinsheet.com

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Tartan 3700 – 2008 Dealer Demo, needs a good home. Excellent incentives on this boat only, Hull # 143. Located at our Annapolis Office. Test Sails available. Management says she has to go. Give us a call to find out what an excellent opportunity she is! Call any of the offices / Brokers for details. www.tartanccannapolis.com

C&C 115 ‘05 INFRINGER Well equipped for racing or cruising. New 3DL inventory and original Doyle inventory, faired foils, new saildrive, refer, autopilot and more. Located here in Annapolis – Contact Scott Dodge listing broker asking $190,000 (410)263-6111 or www.tartanccannapolis.com

41' Tartan 4100 ‘96 Two available, both well equipped and ready for inshore or offshore cruising. Flag Blue hulls, cruising equipped. $225k & $235k. Call Mike Titgemeyer listing broker for more information on these beautiful Tartan 4100s. mike@tartanccannapolis.com or (410) 703-7986 cell Specifications at www.tartanccannapolis.com

Tartan 4400 '05 Beautifully maintained, offshore equipped and ready! Replacement costs is over 650k - Air, Genset, Windlass, Leisure Furl - can't add much more. Custom Three cabin layout. Owner has decided on the next boat, if you are serious about sailing and cruising, this is the one! Asking $499,000 - Call Mike Titgemeyer to get aboard. (410) 263-6111 or www.tartanccyachts.com




29’ Hunter ‘00 Lightly used & well maintained w/only 240 engine hrs! Raymarine ST-40 knot, depth, ST-60 wind. Lazy-jack flaking syst, 110% jib. Two berth layout great for entry into fixed keels. $48,500. Call (800) 960-TIDE or (800) 699-SAIL. Go to www.tidewatermarina.com 350 Catalina ’05 Only 180 engine hrs! Loaded w/in-mast furling, A/C, extensive electronics, dinghy w/ motor, full canvas & more. Eccellent condl - must see! $136,900. Call (800) 960-TIDE or (800) 699-SAIL. Go to tidewatermarina.com 380 Hunter ’01 Nicely equipped with A/C, autohelm autopilot, Raymarine digital electronics. Dutchman flaking, anchor windlass & washdown, bimini, dodger, connector, glass covers, Vacu-flush head. $99,500. Call 800-960-TIDE or 800-699-SAIL. Go to www. tidewatermarina.com. 45CC Hunter ‘06 185 eng. & 123 gen. hrs! Extensive electronics incld: Autopilot, E80 & 120 MFD, dual zone A/C, in-mast furling, bimini, dinghy w/motor. Bottom paint ‘09. $295,000. Call 800-699-SAIL or 800-960-TIDE. Go to www.tidewatermarina.com

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410-263-8980 • Annapolis, MD • 443-336-3560 cell RASCAL is a pristine 2004 Hunter 36 with the best professional maintenance. From her beautiful teak interior with teak and holly sole, to her modern convenient galley with corian counter tops, refrigerator and microwave oven, she is designed to please. With open spaces, three opening hatches and cabin fans throughout, you’ll be able to sleep six For more information or to schedule an comfortably. RASCAL is a appointment contact Jason Pinter at must see. Asking Price… 410-267-8320 or email at $119,000/obo (New boat on order) mm@annapolissailing.com

Boats for Sale: 17' Windrider trimaran/kayak (1997) Lightweight performance craft. Solo sailer. This is a rocket ship! $1000 21 ft Elor 6.5 meter (1985) a Paul Elvstrom design very seaworthy. 12 sails including 4 spinakers. Newly upholsterd. $1200 22' Hunter 22 (1984) keel model. 2 Mains, r/f jib, 8 hp Electric start Longshaft 4cycle Tohatsu ob, autohelm. Good condition $2000 23 ft Spirit 23 (1979) Keel/cb sloop. Pop-top cabin (6’2” standing headroom) Main,Jib, Genoa, Stove, anchor, 9.9 hp long shaft Evinrude OB, EZ Loader dual axle trailer (boat weighs 2800 lbs) $2500 25' Cal 25 (1970) Recent Main, Genny, w.jib, Spinnaker, Bimini, s/s grill, 9.9 hp OMC Yachttwin OB. In sound condition, ready to go $1200 27' C&C 27 (1971) w/Atomic 4, Main, R/F Genoa, Jib, Bimini. Needs coemetic cleanup. $5500 Frers 30 (1987) Racing sails. Diesel. Needs a little work. A gem for a racing syndicate startup. Charter-to-own. POWER BOATS 17' Ebb Tide (1986) 4-cyl Mercruiser I/O boat cover & trailer $2500 24’ Limestone (1987) Volvo I/O. Bertram-style Express Cruiser. Call 34' Chris Craft Crowne 34 (1995) twin 454 ci Volvos straight drives, 338 hrs. Available for long term charter

(410) 626-0273 crab-sailing.org For more information on these and other boats call Don Backe, (410) 626-0273. Proceeds from these sales support Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB), a not-for-profit group which provides sailing opportunities for people with disabilities. CRAB accepts boat donations.

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410-923-1400 • 443-223-7864 43’ Saga ’03 priced to sell, asking $267,000. "BANDIT" has two sleeping cabins, Queen forward, two heads, cherry interior, good electrical and navigation equipment. Call Frank Gary (410) 703-4017

www.walczakyacht.com Walczak Yacht will have a selection of brokerage boats at the Yacht Basin outside our office and adjoining the Annapolis Boat Show during the show. Please contact any of our brokers to discuss listing your boat in preparation for the boat show. (410) 268-1611 walczakyacht@yahoo.com

Beneteau 367 ‘03 Shallow Draft version of Farr Design Team’s Boat of the Year. 3 Cabin with Air Cond. Lightly used fast and fun. Call Chris at Walczak Yacht Brokerage Service 410-268-1611 or email walczakyacht@yahoo.com

41' Bristol Aft Cockpit '81 Good condition Bristol with lot's of equipment, and a proper asking price of $145,000 Call Frank Gary (410)703-4017 www.walczakyacht.com

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50' Hinckley '81 yawl in Annapolis with recent upgrades, ready to sail away. Three staterooms, generator, good equipment list. $347,500 Contact Frank Gary of Walczak Yacht Brokerage 410-703 4017 www.walczakyacht.com

68' Oyster Low-Profile Pilothouse '89 with twin diesel engines, two generators, bow thruster, 3 staterooms + crew, loaded with equipment. $695,000 Contact Frank Gary 410-703 4017 of Walczak Yacht Brokerage www.walczakyacht.com

34' Kaiser Gale Force ´82 Edelweiss is a bargain! Priced for immediate sale! Well-rigged, set up to singlehand. Great shape, has almost new engine, sails, paint, rigging. On land in St. Lucia. Survey Available. $59,900. Photos @ www.yachtview.com (410) 923-1400 or (443) 223-7864 John Kaiser/cell anytime

34' Kaiser Gale Force ´81 Otter is a beautifully maintained and constantly upgraded yacht. Rare to the market, the Gale Force 34' is a heavily built and semicustom offshore sailing yacht built in Wilmington Delaware by Kaiser Yachts. $79,900 Photos @ www.yachtview.com (410) 923-1400 or (443) 223-7864 John Kaiser/cell anytime

36’ Sabre A really nice, well-maintained, one-owner boat, very clean. Centerboard model, draft is 4'2" up, 7'8" down. $63,900 Photos @ www.yachtview.com (443) 223-7864 John Kaiser/ cell anytime

41’ Bristol ’82 Valkyrie is a very well maintained and recently upgraded Bristol 41.1, shallow draft, centerboard, center cockpit. Upgrades include all electronics, 60 HP Yanmar diesel with stainless shaft, a Vinylester barrier coat and a re-varnished interior! Recent survey $145,000 Photos @ www.yachtview.com (410) 923-1400 or (443) 223-7864 John Kaiser/cell anytime

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35’ Pearson ‘82 Recently replaced sails, fuel tank, hot water heater, lifelines, traveler, running rigging. Raymarine C70 radar and washdown pump. Call for price. Photos @ www.yachtview.com (443) 223-7864 John Kaiser/ cell anytime

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TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY Laser II ‘92 Hull, blades, main and jib in great condition. Could use new lines and needs spinnaker replaced or repaired. $1500 (443) 223-5058 quacker@mallard.com

28’ Oday '77 A diamond in the ruff. Furling gear, genoa. Atomic 4 (turns over but does not run). Well maintained until a few years ago. Health forces sale. offers. bentmck3@gmail.com (410) 271-4329. For more pic go to: oday28.tumblr.com



Wanted: S2 6.9, 22’, or 7.3 sailboat with trailer. Must have been well maintained, preferably built in mid-1980’s. Motivated buyer. Call David at (240) 4290275 or spiritspr2@hotmail.com Catalina 30 ‘84 Beautiful, dark green hull w/’07 Khaki canvas. System updates: ‘06 new headsail, ‘08fuel tank. Bulkhead table, teak cockpit table, CD/stereo int/ext speakers, all equipment/ factory manuals. Annapolis. $25K quietcreekfarm@yahoo.com (410) 925-7706 Catalina 30 ‘78 good condition; shoal draft, wheel steering; all upgrades recommended by Catalina and internal systems upgraded. New motor mounts, cutlass/shaft. Includes Spinnaker gear. $12,000 Call (610) 5855193


C&C 35 MKIII CB ‘87, Refitted 2005/6. Awlgripped hull, deck, mast, boom. All deck fittings, rigging repaired or replaced. New cushions. Teak restored to new. Perfect condition. One owner. $68,000. Phone: (443) 521-3314

42' Cascade ‘72 11’2’’ beam, 6’ draft. Westerbeke dsl, Awlgrip paint, recent refit, mast & rigging. Insulated for northwest climate, offshore proven. Fiberglass hull, barrier coat. $30,000 Terry (757) 408-8883, (757) 622-5007

41’ Hunter ‘01 Fully equipped and well maintained. Fifty % coownership $78,500. Located in Oxford. Call Hank (484) 680-2312






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2000 41’ Beneteau. Sleeps 6, 2 heads $400 weekdays, $1200 weekends from Annapolis. Bareboat/Captained Ralph Johnson (571)276-3568 www.annapolischarters.net Cape Dory 36 For charter by the day, weekend or week. Bareboat or w/captain. Located in Deale, MD. Call Dave (301) 6428095 or email hatter11@verizon.net. J/34 Daily, Weekly, or Weekend Charters Bareboat or w/captain. Sleeps 6, dsl, nice galley. Great boat for cruising the Chesapeake. Annapolis (410) 266-0963, (443) 994-1553. R & R Charters Crewed day, weekend, and week-long charters, leaving from Kent Narrows. Also available certified ASA sail classes. Contact Capt. Dave at (570) 690-3645, renolldh@epix. net, www.randrchartersandsailschool.net

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SpinSheet and PropTalk are seeking a college-aged writer for a fall 2009 internship. Writing, sailing, and/or powerboating experience preferred. 6-8 hours in the Annapolis office per week, with an end-of-semester stipend. Send resumes and 2-3 writing samples to molly@ spinsheet.com.

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COMMANDERDIVE@aol.com Winter Dry Storage $25 per ft. Fall 2009 to April 2010. Includes haul-out, powerwash, blocking, and launch. Patapsco River - Baltimore Outer Harbor, Old Bay Marina, (410) 477-1488 or www.oldbaymarina.com

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Waterfront, water view, water privileged, whatever.


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RIGGING Bosun Yacht Services, LLC For your standing & running rigging needs. Rigging inspections performed. Contact Dave at (410) 533-0458 or dave@rigbos.com. See www. rigbos.com for more information.

West Systems • MAS Epoxy


Your online source for quality pre-owned sails!

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Madden Masts & Rigging.................... 73 Mariner Sailing School........................ 89 Martek Davits..................................... 117 Maryland Marina............................... 115 MD Department of Natural Resources.111 Molto Bene Adventures....................... 99 Moorings - Footloose........................... 99 Moorings - Leopard Catamarans......... 45 Moorings - Brokerage........................ 151 National Sailing Hall of Fame............. 59 Nilsen Insurance & Financial............. 106 NMEA................................................ 117 Nor’Banks Sailing................................ 75 North Point Yacht Sales....................... 23 North Sails Chesapeake......................... 3 North Sails Canvas............................... 26 North Sails Direct.............................. 114 Norton Sailing School.......................... 82 Norton Yacht Sales............................ 143 Ocean Options...................................... 82 Patsy Ewenson................................... 125 Pettit Marine Paint Vivid............ 120,159 Pier 4 Marina........................................ 65 Planet Hope.......................................... 48 Portside Marine.................................. 109 Potomac Sailmakers............................. 89 Pro Valor Charters............................. 100 Profurl/Wichard................................... 43 Quantum............................................. 160 R.A. Noyce & Associates.................. 146 Re-Sails Annapolis............................. 115 Refrigeration Parts Solution............... 117 Relms Landscaping.............................. 91 RogueWave Yacht Brokerage......... 9,143 Sail Solomons...................................... 99 Sail22................................................. 124 Sailrite Enterprises............................. 110 Salt Yacht Brokerage......................... 140 Santa Cruz Yachts.................................. 2 Scan Marine......................................... 90 Schaefer................................................ 76 Sea Education Association................... 96 Singles on Sailboats........................... 110 Southbound Cruising Services............... 7 Spinlock................................................. 5 Steven Uhthoff Marine Surveys......... 149 spinsheet.com

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SLIPS 30’ - 35’ Slips Available Annapolis City Marina, Ltd. in the heart of Eastport. Includes electric, water, restrooms with showers, and gated parking. Give us a call at (410) 268-0660, www.annapoliscitymarina.com.



Slips up to 50'


Full Service Repair Great Amenities and and Maintenance Waterfront Restaurant Very Protected • 25-Ton Travel Lift • Full Service Yard Public Boat Ramp • Shrink Wrap • Repair & Maintenance DIY friendly! 410.544.6368 ALWAYS below 700 Mill Creek Rd. • Arnold Annapolis rates!


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Tired of Paying Too Much For crowded Solomons? Come join others who switched to the open waters of the Potomac. Deep-water slips, covered slips, Jet Ski & boat lifts, ramp. Breton Bay area, Leonardtown, MD. Combs Creek Marina (301) 475-2017, combscreekmarina. com.


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Don’t Pay Annapolis Rates this Winter Winter storage $3/foot/month. $90 minimum. $12/ft HWBL. In-water storage open and covered up to 50 feet LOA. Full-service BY or DIY. Winterization, sail & battery storage, variety of services: brightwork, shrinkwrap, ask us! 7 foot depth. 20 T TraveLift. (804) 472-3955, www.colespoint.com

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15’ Up to 60’ Deep-Water Slips On the Magothy. One river north of Annapolis. Easy access to marina by Route 100. North Shore Marina (410) 255-3982.

ABYI Marine Surveyors, LLC Sailboat & powerboat surveys, big or small, gas or dsl. Contact Derek Rhymes, NAMS-CMS and SAMS A.M.S. (410) 268-4404 or toll-free (866) 6084404. Accredited Marine Surveyor Capt. Jon Sheller, AMS, Established 1980, serving MD/ DC/VA, SAMS & ABYC accredited. Power & Sail, Gas & Diesel. Pre-Purchase, Insurance, Finance, Corrosion (410) 349-7016, jons2011@aol.com


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WOODWORKING Marine Woodworking Peter (410) 7935840.

28’ - 38’ Slips Power & sail, cozy & intimate MD Clean Marina, Deale, MD. Great boating & fishing, protected harbor, free Wi-Fi & pumpout, 30 mins. from DC. (410) 867-7919, www. rockholdcreekmarina.com SpinSheet October 2009 157

CHESAPEAKE CLASSIC The Annapolis Sailboat Show, circa 1969

Photo courtesy of U.S. Yacht Shows


n 1969, Annapolis sailors Peter Carroll and Jerry Wood, founder of the Annapolis Sailing School, had a vision for an in-water sailboat show to draw big crowds to Annapolis City Dock. In an interview in the early 1990s, Wood told me people thought he was crazy. “It will never fly in Annapolis,” they told him. Forty years later, the show goes on. Known over the years as the In-The-Water Shows, the Annapolis Sailboat Show, and currently, the U.S. Sailboat Show, and even “the greatest show on earth,” the Columbus Day tradition continues to thrive in Maryland’s capital and prove the validity of our nickname, “America’s Sailing Capital.” There is some dispute as to whether it’s really the largest

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boat show, but no one can argue the fact that the movers and shakers in the international world of sailing—those who sell sailboats of all sizes and everything necessary to make them sail well from Anchors to Zodiacs—descend upon Annapolis from all major sailing ports of the world for this spectacular five-day event. 2009 will mark SpinSheet’s 15th Sailboat Show. Please stop by our booth F5, share your sailing stories, and get an anchor tattoo. Happy 40th Birthday to the U.S. Sailboat Show! ~M.W.


Photo by Billy Black


Chesapeake Bay Sailing

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BOAT SHObeW E H T T A M A E T E IC V R E S ill uANTuM s Island) and Charlie Saville (Annapolis) wns MEET THE Qne . on tio y (Solom lated ques Clarke McKin l of your service re al er sw an to 6 #6 h ot on hand at bo

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Must Come Down. Charlie Saville

Contact Charlie and his team today to learn more about how we can take the stress out of your sail maintenance and alterations.

Serving the Annapolis/Baltimore/Metro Area

We pickup, inspect, clean, alter & store all brands and types of sails year round. Contact your local Quantum Certified Technicians today.



Service Loft Manager

On Sails Dropped Off Between October 1, 2009 Thru October 15, 2009. Please mention this ad upon drop off to receive your discount.

Quantum Sail Design Group | 951 Bay Ridge Road Annapolis, MD 21043 | Phone 410.268.1161

Multi-Point Sail Evaluation | Annual Sail Maintenance & Storage Sail Washing | Precision Sail Modifications | Custom Conversions Free Estimates

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