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Be a Good Skipper Who better to consult on what makes a good skipper than the crew? An experienced crew shares their thoughts on the traits and behaviors of good skippers. by Jon and Lori Jones


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Keeping young children and teenagers interested and engaged in sailing trips sounds daunting enough to keep many families on land on weekends. Active sailing families share simple, realistic tips for taking memorable, enjoyable family cruises. by Tracy Leonard


Co-Captaining: Can It Be Done? Two USCG-licensed captains—each with thousands of miles under their keels—are on a boat. And they are married. Who gets to be the captain? As an experienced and happily married cruising captain explains, they both can be.


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Too Big To Sail? If he bought a bigger boat, how would he get her into the slip? Remembering the challenges of learning to dock his 26-footer, a sailor seeks ideas from professionals about how to gain more docking skills should he feel that itch for more boat, more commonly known as “three-foot-itis.” ##Photo courtesy of Annapolis Bay Charters

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Too Cool for School? As well as sharing ideas for new sailors considering sailing schools, we share some ideas for active sailors for practicing skills (when you don’t have your own boat), gaining more confidence, and reaching new levels in the sport.



Chartering the Chesapeake If you don’t own a boat—or if you don’t own the right one for a vacation—that shouldn’t stop you from exploring the Chesapeake Bay’s anchorages, such as that on the Rhode River (above, left). Read about experienced charter sailors’ adventures and true and humorous confessions from a day charter captain. by MacDuff Perkins and Tony Ireland

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Editor’s Notebook


Molly Winans

Lessons and Teachers


y friend Robynne, to whom I’ve offered to give sailing lessons, asked me on e-mail this week how many lessons she will need so that she can block those days off on her calendar. I stared at her e-mail for a while. Then, I laughed. I wrote, “It depends,” but I deleted it. True, but frustrating. I was too busy at the time to give her my extended answer, the real one, the one that was not going to digest well with her (self-described) Type A personality: the achiever who wanted to schedule the days, click off the lessons, and then—ding!—get the whole sailing thing. I settled with suggesting a couple of days in case the wind does not cooperate as scheduled. I wrote, “You can learn the basics in a day, and the rest is practice.” It seemed a more optimistic answer than, “It may take the rest of your life to figure it out.” Both responses ring true to me. I did learn the basics in a day: the pie chart of wind angles, the “no-go” zone, which sail is attached to the thing that goes boom, port and left both being four-lettered words, and when in doubt, let it out. My first on-the-water teacher’s impatient tillersnatching technique proved to be a barrier to learning, especially for my jumpy, awkward teenaged self. He didn’t squash my desire to learn, thankfully. My clear memories of those frustrating moments on that pretty lake with that impatient teacher—a kind soul, really, but a crummy teacher for me—stayed with me as I sailed later with more patient guides and had time to fumble on my own. That’s where the real learning began, and my confidence grew. I still remember the first days, though, zigzagging like a fool, getting completely disoriented as I tacked, and being angry at myself for not “getting it.” 14 April 2013 SpinSheet

Once things clicked for me, I found it easy to explain maneuvers to other beginners. Just as I was good at teaching French as a non-native speaker who knew the trouble areas, I excelled at teaching sailing because of my thorough understanding of the common mistakes and fears. When I taught on weekends at the Annapolis Sailing School, as I did for the better

these days involves more beer-fetching and pushing buttons to drop anchors than it does maneuvering small vessels. But I do love to teach, if Robynne will accept my rocky re-entry into a new boat and rusty teaching role. We are both works in progress in this immense world of sailing learning. I just have 25 more years of practice. Speaking of teaching, when senior editor Ruth Christie joined the SpinSheet team in 2007, ##Photo courtesy of Sail Solomons she joked in her interview that she was a kick-ass editor. She wasn’t kidding. I remember founding editor Dave Gendell coming into our office and pointing to some of her copyediting symbols, hieroglyphics to us, and saying, “Can you dumb it down a notch, Ruth?” As the first seasoned editor we had ever hired, she raised the bar on style and consistency, among other things in both SpinSheet and PropTalk. Into the sections of the magazines that had gotten tired, Ruth infused energy and humor. Because of part of the 1990s, I used to have students tack Ruth’s lighthearted calendar makeover, I’ve back and forth repeatedly using points on heard friends rattle off weird holidays they land such as the water tower and the Greenread about in SpinSheet: No Pants Day, bury Point radio towers. It was a simple thing Margarita Day, National “Get Over It” to choose points on land to help someone Day. Because of her dedication to reviving overcome disorientation, so simple to repeat the Cruising Club Notes section, so many a drill until it felt comfortable, yet no one had cruising sailors stop by to meet her at boat tried that for me as I learned. shows that our staff says we should wear When I interviewed the co-directors at J/ nametags that read, “I’m Not Ruth.” World last week for our sailing school section We will miss her strong contributions (see page 52), I was heartened to hear Jeff to the magazines, but more than anything, Jordan say that he and his instructors were we’ll miss her contagious giggle rippling continuously learning. “We are all students of through the office late in the afternoon the game. I like to say it’s like chess. You can when our staff has dug our paws into her learn to play chess in 15 minutes and spend not-so-secret stash of gourmet chocolate. the rest of your life getting better at it.” Thank you, Ruth, for all you have done to Robynne said she would pay me back make SpinSheet a great read. We will see somehow for my teaching time; I told her you on the water! to wait and see how the day goes and if we wreck into anything. I haven’t given a real sailing lesson since 1999, and my skill set spinsheet.com






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y youngest kid, Latane (8), is the Opti sailor on the cover of the February issue. I must say, it’s the best cover art in the history of SpinSheet, but I am biased. He and his brother Jackson (10) sail in the Fishing Bay YC and Edgartown YC junior sailing programs.

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Make a Splash by Beth Crabtree


t’s spring and time to make a splash. Most boats that sat on the hard for the winter will splash this month, and our readers who sail them should make a splash too. Not in the water of course, but at one of the many spring festivals and fundraisers that beckon us to get out and celebrate the season. Whether you’re looking to support a good cause, pick up some maritime goodies, or just have fun, there’s plenty happening around the Bay this month. If you’d like to support a good cause, Box of Rain’s annual fundraiser, Rock and Roast, sponsored by SpinSheet, rocks the Annapolis Maritime Museum on Saturday, April 13, from 6 to 10 p.m. See founding SpinSheet editor Dave Gendell whip up the crowd as the evening’s MC/Auctioneer. Participate in live and silent auctions and a standup paddleboard raffle. Box of Rain is a non-profit organization that inspires

Maryland traditions, join in the annual on display and open for tours. Learn more Maritime Festival, and visit the Antique at fellspointmainstreet.org and purchase Boat and Marine Engine Show May 4 and tickets in advance to sail on the Pride 5. There’ll be Chesapeake Bay retrievers of Baltimore II at: pride2.org in action, toy boatbuilding for the kids, Watch the Johnnies and the Mids crab-picking and oyster-shucking lessons, battle for bragging rights. The 31st annual crafts, lots of food and drink, and much more. ##An all-Eastport crew rockin’ and calvertmarinemuseum. roastin’ for a good cause. com On the Eastern Shore, the Bay Bridge Boat Show, sponsored in part by PropTalk,

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disadvantaged youth through sailing, boat building, and more. The 2012 edition sold out, so buy tickets now at: boxofrain.org At the Calvert Maritime Museum in Solomons, you can celebrate Southern Follow us!

runs April 18-21, with a Nautical Flea Market April 20 and 21, all at the Bay Bridge Marina in Stevensville, MD. New this year, all parking will be at the Kent Island High School and Safe Harbor Presbyterian Church, both on Cove Point Rd. A $2 donation benefits the school’s athletic boosters. Free shuttles take attendees to the show. Adult tickets are $12. usboat.com In Baltimore, the annual Privateer Festival in Fells Point runs April 19 to 21. Honor the maritime history of Fells Point by participating in a full weekend of family-friendly activities. Live entertainment and activities Friday evening and all day Saturday and Sunday. Tall ships will be

croquet match between St. John’s College and the U.S. Naval Academy is free for spectators on St. John’s front lawn April 20 at 1 p.m. stjohnscollege.edu/events. The DelMarVa Peninsula is hosting a birding weekend April 25 to 28. Groups will set out by boats, kayaks, and by land, with day and evening hikes. Visit barrier islands, tidal wetlands. Learn more at: delmarva_almanac.com/birding There are many wine festivals around the Bay this month and next. Two of the sipping sensations will be in St. Michaels, MD, April 27-28 (winefestatstmichaels.com) and in downtown Norfolk, VA, at Town Point Park May 5 (festevents.org/mini-site/ spring-town-point-virginia-wine-festival). If that’s not enough to keep you busy, don’t forget weeknight racing begins in April, and the month closes with the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show and Cruisers University (read all about them on page 27). You can find many more events in our calendar on page 29 and at: spinsheet.com SpinSheet April 2013 17



A Few of Our Favorite Things... assembled by Ruth Christie

s we await the spring splash, here are some of the things our clubs look forward to most this season:

Carl Reitz: “A combination of more steamed crabs than even I can eat, a secluded cove on a lovely creek, a really cool retro clubhouse, usually great sailing conditions, and socializing with a few dozen of my best friends have me looking forward to the Hunter SA’s Crab Feast despite it being six months away.”

Joe Della Barba: “For the fourth year in a row, I am taking off work to sail up the Chester River, turn into the Corsica, and anchor for the duration of the Corsica River YC’s first Junior Sailing Class of the year. My son and his friend will spend two weeks aboard Coquina sailing every day. Instead of getting dragged out of bed for a carpool to the club, they will wake up about 200 yards from the dock and a quick dinghy ride to class. Lessons include swimming off the beach and cannonballs off

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the dock. After dinner, the river gets very quiet, and we can hear every kind of wildlife, including stingrays splashing around the boat, or conversations on passing boats. In addition to a welcome respite from my ‘cube farm,’ I love seeing the kids having fun in boats. If we don’t do this, we won’t have any of these clubs 20 years from now!” Sally Jack: “I can’t wait to get back out on the Bay so we can host Catalina Fleet 3’s annual Wine Tasting Raft-Up in the West River. This well-attended, fun event gets our sailing season off to a great start. Hopefully, we’ll get a couple of shakedown cruises first. I am ready to feel the boat rocking in the water instead of stranded on hard land.” Jeanne van Hekken: “For Club Beneteau Chesapeake Bay’s BOLD trips (Beneteau Owners living the Dream) this year, we are planning an extended cruise in June down the Bay to Norfolk and then into the northern part of the Intracoastal Waterway.” Steve Allan: “The 4th of July Blindfold Dinghy Races hosted by the Frog Mortar YC at Maryland Marina on, you guessed it, Frog Mortar Creek is a favorite! It’s a fun, silly event for the whole family (we don’t blindfold the kids) followed by a barbeque and social mixer under the pavilion. Everyone gets a chance to get wet, either in the dinghies or running through the sprinkler or the wading pool dockside. I haven’t missed one in seven years.” Linda Sweeting: “Every year, the Annapolis Sail and Power Squadron hosts a Commander’s Cruise that includes contests and skill-building activities. This year should be twice as much fun. Commander Marianne Ponzio and commander Steven Dalgarno of the Dundalk Squadron will host a joint Commander’s Cruise from Annapolis to Philadelphia, PA, and back June 14-23. Cruisers will visit Mears Great Oak Landing on Fairlee Creek, the Delaware City Marina, the Piers Marina in Philadelphia, the Chesapeake Inn & Marina in Chesapeake City, MD, and the Harbor East Marina in Baltimore.”

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Nick Carter and Connie Miller: “The Lewes YC is honored and excited about hosting the International Sunfish World Championships October 5-11. This is the spinsheet.com

first time the International Sunfish have come to the Delaware Bay. It’s a great opportunity to watch outstanding sailors and showcase the beauty of Lewes. The Sunfish Class is a great group of sailors; by hosting it, our club continues the legacy of great sailing events, including Hobie Cats Mother’s Day Weekend, the Cape to Cape event August 3, and the J/70s August 10-11.” Mike Upton: “The tranquil scenery near Onancock, VA, convinces you that you have stepped back in time 50 years. Tie up at the Town Wharf or anchor out. Enjoy lunch or dinner overlooking the creek at the historic Hopkins & Bro. Store. Enjoy coffee with the locals on the Liars’ Bench. The stroll into town up Market Street is short and pleasant with a range of restaurants and stores to satisfy a variety of appetites. A significant drop in blood pressure is all but guaranteed.” Michael Davis: “I’m biased, but my personal favorite event is the week I’m leading a week’s cruise on the Bay in September. It’s a chance to visit several of the great anchorages we have available during a time when the temps are moderate and there’s usually wind.”

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erhaps you read last month’s marinas issue, and now you’re thinking, “Gee, I’d really like to explore the Bay and stay at a nice marina, but my boat’s not set up for us to sleep aboard.” How about sailing (or trailering your boat) to a marina that offers campsites? Most sailors are outdoorsy types, so camping just makes sense when you don’t have enough berths to go around. If you’re imagining stepping off the dock and sleeping on the ground in a tent, that’s only one way to do it; upgrades are available. Sure, you can stow a tent below deck and establish base camp in a jiffy, but most marinas with campsites also offer shaded RV areas for folks who want a regular spot for weekend get-aways. At Dennis Point Marina on Carthagena Creek near St. Mary’s City, MD, owner Jim Godey says, “Most of our guests rent seasonally and keep their boats in one of our slips or bring it on a

trailer. It’s the best of both worlds. You have the ability to camp and get out on the water. Sailors enjoy it because of the camaraderie, activities, and amenities like the nature trail and dog park.” Dennis Point offers campsites with full hook-ups (water, electricity, and sewer), water and electric only, or more primitive sites for tent camping. They also have cabin rentals. About half of the slip holders are campers. Whether you reserve a campsite for a weekend or the entire season, camping’s a great way to explore the Bay without the costs of renting a waterfront hotel room or condo. You’ll save money and have fun, and enjoy all the benefits of marina life. Most offer a swimming pool, playground, showers, restrooms, marina store, grill, electricity, water-view lots, and friendly neighbors. Some marinas also offer storage facilities for your gear and entertainment, such as outdoor movies and campfires. ~B.C.

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o give income tax season the honor it is due, we delved into things that tax a sailor’s patience on the water. Enjoy these pet peeves on the high seas: Tim Dull: “Guests who come aboard and then after you are underway declare, ‘We must be back by a certain time’; mike key stuck on Channel 16 VHF; and tug boats without a tow on ‘Iron Mike’ at full power not slowing as they pass.”

Taxing Things Mary Ewenson: “Jellyfish. And bananas packed in with the cookies. For some reason, people always think they can put bananas in without a separate bag. Then everything tastes like bananas. Yuck. Don’t they know that bananas are bad luck on a boat?” Beth Crabtree: “Boat taxes, loud music in a quiet cove, and deck shoes with slippery soles.”

Ed Weglein: “No response to radio checks on channel 09, boats passing too close when we’re fishing/trolling, and no wind.” Molly Winans: “When you have Goslings, ginger beer, and nothing but a puddle where there once was an ice bag; floatie toys that sink; and boaters who don’t wave back.” Ruth Christie: “Too many crabpots too close to channels, big yachts coming too close in tight quarters, and dock bars failing to have good deals on their specialty beverages.” Deane Holt: “A rising tide in the head, friendly chatter on VHF radio channel 16, an anchor stuck in the mud, an engine that will turn but not start, finding a Dinty Moore can rusted through right before dinner, and insubordination by first mate/wifey.” Grace Holt: “Bird poop on a clean deck, especially fish parts left by ospreys; a cruise that starts on a beautiful day and ends with ugly weather; finding a mother duck on a nest with six eggs on deck when arriving at the boat for the first cruise of the season; a favorite hat gone overboard forever; and intransigence by skipper/hubby.”

##Just because she’s in the water, doesn’t mean she’s happy about it. A sorely taxed vessel takes a dip. Photo by Al Schreitmueller

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Teen Sailor Receives Volunteerism Award

##Annapolis teen sailor Taylor Michie was one of two Maryland teens recognized for exemplary volunteerism.


rchbishop Spalding High School senior Taylor Michie is a member of the school’s sailing team, a world traveler, an author, and one of two Maryland and two Virginia teens to receive a 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. Michie is the author of Racing Winds, a novella about the Volvo Ocean Race, which was published in 2009 when Michie was in the eighth grade. The book was inspired by Michie’s own interaction with the international race. As a high school student, Michie’s not only followed the races, he’s reported on the crews and results, met Volvo sailors and race officials, and participated in an inport race exhibition race. A portion of the proceeds of Michie’s book sales goes to Eco-Libris, an environmental group dedicated to replacing trees in the developing world that have been cut down to make paper for books. To date, he’s raised enough money to plant 250 trees in Guatemala and Nicaragua. Michie’s charitable work also includes serving on the student board of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and working with a nonprofit group that provides clean water to impoverished African nations. The Prudential Spirit of Community Award Michie received is part of a nationwide program honoring young people for exemplary acts of volunteerism. Each of the 102 honorees (two per state plus two from the District of Columbia) will receive $1000, an engraved silver medallion, and an all-expensepaid trip in May to Washington, DC, for four days of national recognition events. During the trip, 10 teens will be named America’s top youth volunteers for 2013. Now in its 18th year, Prudential Financial conducts the program in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Michie was nominated by his school to receive the award. Keep up with Michie as he blogs at: blog.racingwinds.com Follow us!

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Crew Listing: Everybody Say “Par-Tay”

ark you calendars for SpinSheet’s annual Crew Listing Parties! The Annapolis edition takes place Sunday, April 28 from 4 to 6 p.m., with a pre-party Start Sailing Now seminar from 3 to 4 p.m., at the Annapolis Maritime Museum with live steel drum music by the Geckoes. The Virginia version will be held Saturday, March 30, in Hampton from 5 to 7 p.m. at Marker 20, with beverages courtesy of Doyle Sails. For those unacquainted, Marker 20 is in the “main drag” in Hampton. Both parties are free and open to all sailors, including novices. Annapolis J/Boat crew Shannon Hibberd says, “The Crew Listing Party literally changed my life. When I was a very new sailor/racer, I attended one of the parties and met Glenn Byus, skipper of the J/105 Tuition. I have been racing with him ever since (going on six years) and have had countless good times and great experiences because of it. Racing on Tuition introduced me to the racing scene

in Annapolis and so many fantastic people. Through my experience I’ve expanded to ocean racing, as well as racing at international and Caribbean regattas. It truly has changed my life...for the better!”

friends. It’s one of the best ways to get your foot in the door with the Annapolis sailing community.” SpinSheet staff will give you a nametag indicating whether you are looking for a boat or crew, and we’ll be serving up drinks and mingling through ##Skippers and crew meet and renew old friendships the crowd making introductions every year at the SpinSheet Crew Listing party. and facilitating conversations. Come early and bring a friend who wants to start sailing. Our Start Sailing Now seminar is moderated by SpinSheet editor Molly Winans and boasts a panel of local experts. Keep in mind that both events draw all manner of skippers and crew. We’re talking about folks who do every kind of sailing, from day sails to coastal cruises, and from weeknight races to weekend regattas and distance races. At the Annapolis event, sailors hail from Baltimore, Annapolis, the Hibberd continues, “I’ve probably atWashington, DC, area, and beyond, and tended four or five crew listing parties, and they sail on almost all of the local waterI always have fun and meet new people. ways. To register online, check out our It’s an informal, party atmosphere, and crew listing tab at: spinsheet.com the rum helps in making new contacts and

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Farewell to Friends


e wasn’t a famous racing skipper, a yacht club commodore, or a celebrated public figure, but when Gilbert Renaut passed away at the end of February, the sudden loss reverberated across Annapolis. Renaut grew up in Baltimore and attended St. John’s College in Annapolis, a community that drew him back after he graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law. As he began his career as an attorney in federal service, with the Departments of Justice, Labor, and Energy, he settled and raised his family in the home he built in the Murray Hill neighborhood of the city whose preservation and betterment mattered so much to him. Although he was fascinated with it all his life, he didn’t come to sailing until his early 40s, when he purchased a well-loved Cal 25 and recruited friends both veteran and newcomer to sail with him. He didn’t win a lot of trophies, but he was there to help keep class numbers up in nearly every sanctioned event. He genuinely loved the

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Miles River Race each Memorial Day, the Queenstown Race in August, and the more casual Frostbite and Beer Can series. Renaut approached the sailing community the same way he did every community of which he was a member: he got involved and eventually took a lead. Along with family life, an active career in Washington, and his heavy involvement in civic organizations and city business ranging from historic preservation to charter review in Annapolis, he also became a fleet officer in the Cal 25 class organization. By 2001, he was the Chesapeake Bay YRA’s (CBYRA) cruising one design chair and served on the executive board for nearly a decade, eventually as president in 2007. He also acted as chairman of the communications and planning committees, editor of the yearbook, and chair of CBYRA Annapolis Race Week. Renaut was an active member of the Eastport YC (EYC), a volunteer whose participation was appreciated in nearly every club activity and a valued and respected leader in many.

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t’s time to pull off those wool socks, slip on some deck shoes, and get out and see some beautiful new sailboats. The Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show, featuring Cruisers University, returns for its second year April 26 to 28. “We have about 50 percent more boats than last year, so we’ve greatly expanded our in-water footprint,” says Paul Jacobs, the show’s general manager. “It’s not just Ego Alley this year; the show wraps around Susan C. Campbell Park.” Show highlights include: nearly 80 sailboats on display, both new and brokerage, more than 100 maritime exhibitors on land, fabulous door prizes, and the Shellback Rum Tasting Hut on a floating barge. The show also features Cruisers University, now in its third year and appropriate for both sailors and powerboaters. “Cruisers U had a great staff, knowledgeable speakers, and other enthusiastic boaters like us. It could not have been a better investment of our time, effort, and money,” says Patti DiMiceli, who attended Cruisers University in 2012 with her husband John. “We walked away having a much better understanding of the various types of boats and how they are used, a basic sense of how navigation works, and what it takes to

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National Cherry Blossom Festival Washington, DC.

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Opening of “Seas, Lakes, & Bay: The Naval War of 1812” Exhibit U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis. The exhibit runs through November 3.


Spring Break Science Camps for Kids Virginia Air & Space Center, Hampton, VA.

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National “Scoop the Poop” Week

C. S. Forester, the Creator of the 12-Book Horatio Hornblower Series, Dies in California, 1966


Free Seminar 7 p.m. Fawcett Boat Supply, Annapolis. Tucker Thompson will provide T2P.TV’s greatest bloopers.


“Seamanship” Class 7 to 9 p.m. Hosted by Rockville Sail and Power Squadron.



Sustainable Chesapeake 7 p.m. Thursdays. Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons.


Safety at Sea Seminar U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis. Sailing and a new powerboat component. Hosted by Marine Trades Association of Maryland.


Boat Maryland Class 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays. Gaithersburg Senior Center, MD. Hosted by Gaithersburg USCG Auxiliary Flotilla.

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National Walk to Work Day

Boater Safety Class Havre de Grace Maritime Museum, MD. Hosted by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. $20.





The Royal Navy Begins Campaign To Reclaim the Falkland Islands from Invading Argentine Forces, 1982

HMAT Bounty with Lt. William Bligh Commanding Leaves Tahiti for England, 1789 The infamous mutiny occurred 25 days later.

Blessing of the Fleet 5 p.m. Cape Charles, VA.

Free Seminar: Basic Coastal Navigation 10:30 a.m. West Marine, Rockville, MD. Hosted by Rockville Sail and Power Squadron. Great Rum Punch Challenge 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, Alexandria, VA. $50.


Spaghetti Dinner/Sock Burning Hosted by Rock Hall YC, MD. Benefits the club’s sailing school.

The English Schooner Livonia, the Second Challenger for the America’s Cup, Launches, 1871


Cecily Fox Smith, Author and Poetess of the Last Days of Commercial Sail, Dies, 1954 Many musicians are putting her poems to music.


Basic Boating Class 6 to 10 p.m. Delaware Fire School, Dover. Hosted by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-05 Dover. $10.

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Lecture Series 7 p.m. Havre de Grace Maritime Museum, MD. Dates are April 10 and May 3 and 22.


Strictly Sail Pacific Boat Show Jack London Square, Oakland, CA.


U.S. Power Squadrons District 5 Annual Meeting and Spring Conference Princess Royal Hotel, Ocean City, MD. Hosted by Rockville Sail and Power Squadron.


East Coast Decoy Collectors Show St. Michaels Motor Inn (Best Western). Free decoy appraisals.

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Two Rhode River Canoe Excursions 9 to 11:30 a.m. Reed Education Center, Edgewater, MD. Each trip costs $16 per adult and $8 per kid ages six to 12 years.



Oriental In-Water Boat Show and Nautical Flea Market Pecan Grove Marina, Oriental, NC.

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Opening Day Fishing Bay YC, Deltaville, VA.

Rock and Roast 6 to 10 p.m. Annapolis Maritime Museum. Food, drinks, live music, auctions, and more. $10. Benefits Box of Rain.


Voyage Planning and Electronic Charting Class Annapolis Elks Lodge, Edgewater, MD. Hosted by Chesapeake Area Professional Captains Association (CAPCA). $115 for members; $145 for non-members.

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Paddlesports America Class 7 to 9 p.m. Two Tuesdays. Gaithersburg Senior Center, MD. Hosted by Gaithersburg USCG Auxiliary Flotilla.

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Practical Marine Radar Course 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Annapolis Elks Lodge, Edgewater, MD. $160 for CAPCA members; $190 for non-members.

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South Carolina In-Water Boat Show Daniel Island’s Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC.


Blessing of the Fleet 5 p.m. Hooper Strait Lighthouse, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels.


United Way of Charles County Golf Tournament Swan Point Yacht and Country Club, Swan Point, MD.

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The Great Earthquake Strikes San Francisco, CA, 1906 (“the Earth Moved Like an Ocean that Day”); and a British Warship Seizes 180 kg ($22 Million Worth) of Pure Heroin While on Indian Ocean Patrol, 2012 Holy cow!


Bay Bridge Boat Show Bay Bridge Marina, Stevensville, MD. Don’t miss the Nautical Flea Market April 19-20.


Deadline for Applications for the Youth Conservation Corps (Summer Youth Jobs) Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Cambridge, MD. The program runs from June 17 through August 9. The position pays minimum wage.


Tiki Bar Season Opens Noon to Midnight. Solomons.



Privateer Festival Fells Point, MD. Live entertainment, tall ships, crafts and food vendors, reenactments, grog garden, pirates ball, and pub crawl.

19-May 31

Two Sailing Instructor Clinics Zahniser’s Yachting Center, Solomons. Hosted by Sail Solomons. Topics include weather and sailing instruction.


Free Seminar: Anchoring West Marine, Rockville, MD. A two-hour morning session hosted by Rockville Sail and Power Squadron.


International Children’s Festival Mill Point Park, Hampton, VA.


James RiverFest Eco Discovery Park, Williamsburg, VA. Hosted by James River Association.

AnnApolis spring sAilboAt show Featuring Cruisers University (April 25–28) Annapolis City Dock

April 26–28


Basic Marine Weather Course Annapolis Elks Lodge, Edgewater, MD. $195 for CAPCA members; $235 for non-members.


Sails & Tails 1 to 5 p.m. Annapolis City Dock. Hosted by Canine Companion. $75.


Spring Open House 2 to 4 p.m. North East River YC, North East, MD.

22 22

Earth Day

Jan de Hartog, Sailor, Tugboatman, and Author of The Captain, Is Born in the Netherlands, 1914

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America’s Boating Course 7 to 9 p.m. Four Mondays. Walter Johnson High School, Bethesda, MD. Hosted by Rockville Sail and Power Squadron.

22-May 13

Safe Boating Class 7 to 9 p.m. Four Mondays. Bass Pro Outdoor Store, Arundel Mills Mall, MD. Hosted by Patapsco River Power Squadron. $40.

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Lecture on the Pride of Baltimore II National Sailing Hall of Fame, Annapolis. Features Captain Jan Miles. $50.


Marlinspike and Knots: What KNOT To Do 7 to 9 p.m. Mounts Bay Recreation Center’s Community Room, Williamsburg, VA. Taught by David Chin, and hosted by Kingsmill YC. $25.

23-May 14

Maryland Boating Safety Class 7 to 9 p.m. Four Tuesdays. Jacobsville Elementary, Pasadena, MD. Hosted by Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 22-1. $20.


USS Ranger Captures HMS Drake, 1778; and Captain Joshua Slocum on Spray Start First Solo Circumnavigation of the World, 1895


Maryland Safe Boater Course Middle River, MD. Hosted by Bowleys Quarters Junior Fire Brigade. $35.


Full Moon Party Boatyard Bar & Grill, Eastport. “You moon the wrong person at an office party and suddenly you’re not ‘professional’ anymore.” ~Jeff Foxworthy


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Chesapeake Rubber Duck Race Intracoastal Waterway at Great Bridge, Chesapeake, VA. Benefits Childrens Health Investment Program.


East Coast She Crab Soup Classic Noon to 3 p.m. 24th Street Park, Virginia Beach, VA.

DelMarVa Birding Weekend

Brewmaster Tasting: Combining Great Beer with the Bay’s Bounty 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sail on Schooner Woodwind with Jonathan Reeves of Port City Brewing Company. $52; $5 from each ticket benefit Oyster Recovery Program.

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Open House White House Marina, Poquoson, VA.


Jazz Singer Ella Fitzgerald Is Born in Newport News, VA, 1917 “Music comes out of her. When she walks down the street, she leaves notes.” ~Jimmy Rowles

Snow Hill, MD.


Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition and Art Festival Roland E. Powell Convention Center, Ocean City, MD.



Cruiser’s University and Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show See page 31.

27 27

Oxford Day Oxford, MD.

St. Michaels Wine Festival Cruise 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. From Annapolis to St. Michaels and back onboard a Watermark vessel. $129.

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Start of Cocktail Cruising Season on the Bay 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. On the Schooner Woodwind. $59.


Start of General Class Amateur Radio License Course Davidsonville Family Recreation Center, Davidsonville, MD. Hosted by Anne Arundel Radio Club.


Start of Pumpout Season for the Honey Dipper West and Rhode rivers in Maryland.


Working Watermen’s Weekend 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Deltaville Maritime Museum, Deltaville, VA. Boat rides, exhibits, music, food, and more.


Advanced Marine Weather Course Annapolis Elks Lodge #622, Edgewater, MD. $195 per CAPCA member; $235 per non-member.



WineFest St. Michaels.

Open House (Boat) Galesville Yacht Yard, Galesville, MD. Sails, tours, and more. Hosted by Parklawn SA. (Rain date is May 5.)


SpinSheet’s World-Famous Crew Listing Party 4 to 6 p.m. Annapolis Maritime Museum. “Start Sailing Now” panel discussion from 3 to 4 p.m.


Hampton’s Landing Day 3 p.m. Strawberry Banks, Hampton, VA.

29-May 2

Superweek Don’t miss J/World’s Annapolis NOOD Regatta Race Training Program.


In New York City, George Washington Becomes the First Elected U.S. President, 1789 The statesman was born February 22, 1732, in Virginia near Pope’s Creek.


Lecture on the Pride of Baltimore II National Sailing Hall of Fame, Annapolis. Features Gary Jobson. $50.

The Pride of Baltimore II Launches in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, 1988

April Racing

6 7 13

Star Wars Regatta Eastport YC, Annapolis.

Tune-Up Race Cruising Club of Virginia, Southern Chesapeake.

InterClub National Championship Regatta Severn SA, Annapolis.


Spring Race Naval Academy Sailing Squadron, Annapolis.


Charleston, SC.

Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week


Cherry Blossom Regatta Dangerfield Island Sailing Club, Alexandria, VA.


Spring One-Design Regatta Annapolis YC.

May 3-5, 2013






Sip and Sail at Winefest 3 to 5 p.m. St. Michaels. Enjoy a special food-and-wine pairing onboard Selina II.

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ICSA Team Race National Semifinals Norfolk and Hampton in Virginia.


Little Choptank and Spring Invitational Race Southern Maryland SA, Solomons.


U.S. Coast Guard Foundation Cup Annapolis YC. Distance Bay race to warm up for June’s Annapolis-to-Newport Race.

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Deadline To Apply for a West Marine Conservation Grant Ten grants from $500 to $5000 will be announced June 8.


Environmentally Speaking Series: Farmers, Watermen, and the Bay Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Grasonville, MD.

2-5 2-23

SpringFest Ocean City, MD.

Boat Maryland Class 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays. Gaithersburg Senior Center, MD. Hosted by Gaithersburg USCG Auxiliary Flotilla.


Decoy and Wildlife Art Festival Havre de Grace Decoy Museum, MD.

3-5 3-5

Dover Days Festival Dover, DE.

3-5 3-5

Open House Bluewater Yacht Sales, Hampton, VA.

Hunt for Hampton History Hampton History Museum, VA. Re-enactors, music, hands-on activities, and interactive displays. Free. Saturday, May 4, 10am-4pm & Sunday, May 5, 10am-4pm Representing These Boat Lines All in One Great Town: Beneteau Power ~ Beneteau Sail ~ Carolina Classic ~ Catalina Yachts Jeanneau Yachts ~ Marlow Hunter ~ Marlow Mainship ~ Southerly CASH PRIZES! $300, $200, $100 ~ Register to Win at Participating Dealerships





Deltaville. Boating Capital of the Chesapeake

Yacht Collection Sale Chesapeake Harbour Marina, Annapolis. Hosted by Walczak Yacht Brokerage Service.

4 4

Crabby Blues Festival Central Park, Cape Charles, VA.

East Coast Kinetic Sculpture Race Championship Baltimore. Eight-hour, 15-mile race on pavement, mud, sand, and water hosted by American Visionary Art Museum.


Free Boat Checks Port Annapolis Marina. Hosted by American Boat & Yacht Council.


Free Seminar: Sail Trim 9:30 a.m. West Marine, Rockville, MD. Hosted by Rockville Sail and Power Squadron.

4 4

Kentucky Derby Churchill Downs, Louisville, KY.

Open House Noon to 4 p.m. Zahnisers Yachting Center, Solomons. Hosted by Sail Solomons.

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Paddle for the Border Paddle the historic Dismal Swamp Canal between South Mills, NC, and Chesapeake, VA.


Solomons Maritime Festival Calvert Maritime Museum, Solomons. Critters, crafts, culture, and cuisine.

4 4

Star Wars Day May the Fourth be with you.

Start of Port Paloozas Noon to 8 p.m. First Saturday of each month. Port Deposit, MD. Waterfront music and fun for the whole family.


Start of Public Sail Season Onboard the Skipjack Nathan of Dorchester Long Wharf, Cambridge, MD.


Deltaville Dealer Days Deltaville, VA. Local boat dealers open their doors and offer tours, discounts, and more.

10 10-11

11 11-12


12 12

Annular Solar Eclipse

Open House USCG Station Annapolis. Free; public welcome.

Paddlefest Paddle from Greensboro, MD, to Denton, MD. Calvert Arts Festival 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Sunderland, MD.

11 11

Ed Weglein Named Historian for PropTalk and SpinSheet, 2010 Jamestown Day Jamestown Settlement, Williamsburg, VA.

Maryland Safe Boater Course Middle River, MD. Hosted by Bowleys Quarters Junior Fire Brigade. $35. Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day Cruise 1 to 4 p.m. 600 Water Street SW, Washington, DC. Hosted by DC Sail onboard American Spirit. $30.

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Middle Bay Boat Show Norview Marina, Deltaville, VA.


Naptown barBAYq and Music Festival Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, Crownsville, MD. $10.

Eco-Lifestyle Marina Resorts

4-5 4-21

Wine and Food Festival National Harbor, MD.

Start of “Adult Introduction to Sailing” Class 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Three weeks. Cooper River YC, Collingswood, NJ. $200.


Cinco de Mayo “In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.” ~Mark Twain


Rush in Concert Sunday at Farm Bureau Live, Virginia Beach, VA; and Tuesday at 1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore, MD.


Scholarship Golf Tournament 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Army Navy Country Club, Fairfax, VA. Hosted by Coast Guard Foundation to benefit dependents of enlisted Coast Guard personnel.

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Lecture on the Pride of Baltimore II National Sailing Hall of Fame, Annapolis. Features Scott Sheads. $50.


Paddlesports America Class 7 to 9 p.m. Two Tuesdays. Gaithersburg Senior Center, MD. Hosted by Gaithersburg USCG Auxiliary Flotilla.

15 15

Start of Salty Dog Rally Nanny Cay, BVI. USS Sailfish (aka USS Saualus) Is Recommissioned, 1940

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OkoumeFest: A Boatbuilder Rendezvous Chesapeake Light Craft, Annapolis, and Kent Island, MD.

17-19 17-19

Dominion Riverrock Richmond, VA.

Warbirds Over the Beach Air Show Military Aviation Museum, Virginia Beach, VA.

17-24 18

USNA Commissioning Week Annapolis.

Chesapeake Bay Tour de Cure Talbot County Community Center, Easton, MD. Benefits American Diabetes Association.


Free Seminar: Marine RADAR 9:30 a.m. West Marine, Rockville, MD. Hosted by Rockville Sail and Power Squadron.


Horn Point Antique Fly-In Horn Point Laboratory, Cambridge, MD.

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Kent Island Day Historic Stevensville, MD. Parade, exhibits, food, kids’ fun, costumes, music, and more.


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Marine Science Day Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA.


Music on the Nanticoke 4 to 7 p.m. Vienna, MD. Explore the Nanticoke River and enjoy the music of Barren Creek at a waterfront park. Free dockage is available on the waterfront.

18 18 18

Preakness Stakes Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore. The Elf Classic Yacht Race From Annapolis to St. Michaels.

Warrior Paddle Race VFW Post #7234, Ocean View, DE. Racers compete on one- to seven-mile courses using water paddle sports. Benefits wounded warriors.


Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis. Benefits local charities.


Maritime Model Expo Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels.


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Science on the Bay Family Days Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Edgewater, MD.

18-24 19

National Safe Boating Week

Guided Kayak Tour Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Grasonville, MD.


John Fairfax Is Born, 1937 He was the first person to row solo across an ocean.


Maryland Safe Boater Course Middle River, MD. Hosted by Bowleys Quarters Junior Fire Brigade. $35.

May Racing


Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regatta Annapolis YC. Sponsored by Sailing World.


Annapolis YC.

Farr 40 East Coast Championships


Spring Race Gibson Island Yacht Squadron and Sailing Club of the Chesapeake.

18 18-19 24-26

Tune-Up Race Glenmar SA, Northern Chesapeake Bay. Spring Fling Tred Avon YC, Oxford, MD.

Down the Bay Race Hosted by Storm Trysail Club and Hampton YC.


Annapolis to Miles River Race Miles River YC and West River SC.

31-Jun 2

Hampton YC.

Southern Bay Race Week



Dry Sailing Instruction: Parts I and II 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays. Mounts Bay Recreation Center’s Community Room, Williamsburg, VA. $25.

22 22

National Maritime Day

Practice Day Blue Angels Demo Cruise Annapolis. Onboard a Watermark vessel. $45.

24 24-25




U.S. Naval Academy Graduation Fly-Over

Leonardtown, MD.

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Potomac River Waterfowl Show Tea Party Festival Chestertown, MD.

Soft Shell Spring Fair Noon to 5 p.m. Crisfield, MD.

Memorial Day

Martin Frobisher Sails from England to Canada, 1578 In Canada, he mined what he thought was gold; it turned out to be iron pyrite.

31-Jun 1

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Conference Cambridge, MD.

31-Jun 1

Open House Cummins Power Systems, Grasonville, MD.

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Chesapeake Bay Tide Tables

BALTIMORE 1 04:48 AM Mon 11:18 AM 06:41 PM 11:49 PM

0 1.6 0.2 1.1


2 05:51 AM 0.1 L Tue 12:19 PM 1.5 H 07:41 PM 0.2 L

04:56 AM 0.3 L Tue 11:30 AM 1.4 H 06:41 PM 0.4 L


12:05 AM Wed 05:51 AM 12:17 PM 07:27 PM

1.1 0.4 1.4 0.5


1 03:26 AM Mon 10:05 AM 04:37 PM 10:15 PM

0 1.4 0.2 0.9



03:43 AM Tue 10:15 AM 04:45 PM 10:24 PM

0.3 1.3 0.4 1


1 12:27 AM Mon 06:50 AM 12:52 PM 07:01 PM

3.1 0 2.5 0



12:37 AM Tue 06:58 AM 01:00 PM 07:04 PM

2.6 0.5 2.2 0.5


2 04:27 AM Tue 11:07 AM 05:37 PM 11:21 PM

0.1 1.3 0.3 1



0.3 1.3 0.4 1


2 01:25 AM Tue 07:52 AM 01:54 PM 08:07 PM

3 0.1 2.5 0.1



01:24 AM Wed 07:45 AM 01:49 PM 07:57 PM

2.5 0.6 2.2 0.6


3 05:33 AM 0.1 L Wed 12:11 PM 1.3 H 06:37 PM 0.3 L


05:33 AM 0.4 L THu 11:53 AM 1.2 H 06:20 PM 0.4 L

3 02:31 AM Wed 08:59 AM 03:04 PM 09:18 PM

2.8 0.2 2.4 0.2



02:15 AM THu 08:37 AM 02:43 PM 08:55 PM

2.4 0.6 2.2 0.6


4 03:44 AM THu 10:07 AM 04:20 PM 10:30 PM

2.7 0.2 2.5 0.1



03:11 AM 09:32 AM 03:42 PM 09:56 PM

2.3 0.6 2.3 0.5



2.7 0.1 2.6 0.1



04:09 AM SAT 10:25 AM 04:40 PM 10:54 PM

2.3 0.5 2.4 0.4



2.4 0.4 2.6 0.3


04:36 AM Wed 11:03 AM 05:32 PM 11:19 PM

3 12:50 AM Wed 07:03 AM 01:24 PM 08:41 PM

1.1 0.1 1.5 0.2



12:57 AM THu 06:53 AM 01:09 PM 08:14 PM

1.1 0.4 1.3 0.5


4 01:53 AM THu 08:20 AM 02:33 PM 09:37 PM

1.2 0.1 1.4 0.3



01:52 AM 08:00 AM 02:04 PM 09:00 PM

1.2 0.5 1.3 0.4


4 12:31 AM THu 06:43 AM 01:16 PM 07:36 PM

1 0.1 1.2 0.3




02:57 AM 09:35 AM 03:39 PM 10:29 PM

1.2 0.1 1.3 0.2



02:46 AM SAT 09:08 AM 02:59 PM 09:44 PM

1.3 0.4 1.3 0.4




01:40 AM 07:51 AM 02:19 PM 08:31 PM

1.1 0.2 1.2 0.2



6 03:59 AM SAT 10:44 AM 04:40 PM 11:17 PM

1.3 0.1 1.3 0.2



03:39 AM Sun 10:13 AM 03:53 PM 10:25 PM

1.4 0.4 1.3 0.4


6 02:44 AM SAT 08:57 AM 03:16 PM 09:21 PM

1.2 0.2 1.2 0.2

7 04:56 AM Sun 11:45 AM 05:33 PM 11:59 PM

1.4 0.1 1.3 0.2



04:29 AM Mon 11:14 AM 04:44 PM 11:05 PM

1.5 0.4 1.2 0.3


7 03:41 AM Sun 09:57 AM 04:08 PM 10:07 PM

8 05:49 AM 1.5 H Mon 12:42 PM 0.1 L 06:20 PM 1.3 H


1.6 0.3 1.2 0.2


06:02 AM 1.7 H Wed 01:06 PM 0.3 L 06:22 PM 1.2 H


April 2013 Tides



05:16 AM Tue 12:11 PM 05:33 PM 11:43 PM

ChesApeAke BAy Bridge-Tunnel


12:18 AM 06:33 AM 12:44 PM 07:08 PM

1.1 0.4 1.2 0.4


01:17 AM SAT 07:33 AM 01:35 PM 07:56 PM

1.1 0.4 1.1 0.3




02:14 AM Sun 08:32 AM 02:25 PM 08:41 PM

1.2 0.4 1.1 0.3


6 06:02 AM 2.7 H SAT 12:08 PM 0.1 L 06:30 PM 2.8 H

1.3 0.2 1.1 0.2



03:07 AM Mon 09:28 AM 03:13 PM 09:25 PM

1.3 0.4 1.1 0.2


7 12:36 AM Sun 06:58 AM 12:58 PM 07:21 PM

0 2.8 0 2.9

8 04:33 AM Mon 10:52 AM 04:55 PM 10:50 PM

1.4 0.1 1.1 0.1



03:57 AM Tue 10:22 AM 04:00 PM 10:09 PM

1.4 0.4 1.1 0.2


8 01:29 AM Mon 07:46 AM 01:43 PM 08:06 PM

-0.1 L 2.8 H -0.1 L 3 H


12:41 AM Tue 06:51 AM 12:50 PM 07:15 PM

0.1 2.6 0 3.1

9 05:19 AM Tue 11:42 AM 05:37 PM 11:30 PM

1.4 0.2 1.1 0.1



04:45 AM Wed 11:13 AM 04:47 PM 10:53 PM

1.5 0.3 1.1 0.1


9 02:17 AM Tue 08:30 AM 02:25 PM 08:47 PM

-0.1 L 2.8 H -0.1 L 3.1 H


01:30 AM Wed 07:40 AM 01:37 PM 08:02 PM

-0.1 L 2.7 H -0.1 L 3.3 H

06:02 AM 1.5 H Wed 12:28 PM 0.2 L 06:17 PM 1 H


1.6 0.3 1.1 0.1



03:00 AM Wed 09:10 AM 03:04 PM 09:25 PM

-0.1 L 2.7 H 0 L 3.1 H


02:19 AM THu 08:27 AM 02:24 PM 08:50 PM

-0.2 L 2.8 H -0.2 L 3.4 H

06:20 AM 1.7 H 12:54 PM 0.3 L 06:22 PM 1.1 H


03:41 AM THu 09:47 AM 03:41 PM 10:02 PM

-0.1 L 2.7 H 0 L 3.1 H


03:08 AM 09:15 AM 03:12 PM 09:38 PM

-0.3 L 2.8 H -0.3 L 3.5 H


04:20 AM 10:23 AM 04:18 PM 10:38 PM

0 2.6 0.1 3



03:58 AM SAT 10:04 AM 04:02 PM 10:28 PM

-0.3 L 2.8 H -0.3 L 3.5 H


04:57 AM SAT 11:00 AM 04:55 PM 11:16 PM

0.1 2.5 0.2 2.9



-0.3 L 2.8 H -0.2 L 3.4 H


0.2 2.4 0.3 2.7




9 12:38 AM Tue 06:38 AM 01:34 PM 07:04 PM

0.2 1.6 0.1 1.2



01:13 AM Wed 07:23 AM 02:22 PM 07:45 PM

0.2 1.6 0.1 1.2



12:23 AM THu 06:48 AM 01:59 PM 07:10 PM

0.2 1.8 0.2 1.2



01:45 AM THu 08:05 AM 03:08 PM 08:25 PM

0.2 1.7 0.2 1.1



01:05 AM 07:35 AM 02:51 PM 08:00 PM

0.2 1.9 0.2 1.2



12:10 AM THu 06:43 AM 01:11 PM 06:55 PM

0.1 1.5 0.2 1



02:17 AM 08:46 AM 03:52 PM 09:05 PM

0.2 1.6 0.3 1.1



01:50 AM SAT 08:23 AM 03:44 PM 08:51 PM

0.1 2 0.2 1.2



12:49 AM 07:24 AM 01:53 PM 07:32 PM

0.1 1.5 0.2 1



12:25 AM SAT 07:09 AM 01:45 PM 07:13 PM

0.1 1.7 0.3 1.1



02:50 AM SAT 09:25 AM 04:34 PM 09:46 PM

0.2 1.6 0.3 1.1



02:39 AM Sun 09:13 AM 04:36 PM 09:44 PM

0.2 2 0.2 1.2



01:29 AM SAT 08:04 AM 02:34 PM 08:10 PM

0.2 1.5 0.3 1



01:16 AM Sun 08:00 AM 02:36 PM 08:07 PM

0.1 1.7 0.3 1.1



03:27 AM Sun 10:05 AM 05:15 PM 10:30 PM

0.2 1.6 0.4 1.1



03:34 AM Mon 10:06 AM 05:30 PM 10:41 PM

0.2 1.9 0.3 1.2



02:10 AM Sun 08:46 AM 03:16 PM 08:50 PM

0.2 1.4 0.3 1



02:10 AM Mon 08:53 AM 03:29 PM 09:07 PM

0.1 1.7 0.3 1.1



0.3 1.5 0.4 1.1



0.2 1.8 0.3 1.3



0.2 1.4 0.4 1



0.2 1.6 0.3 1.1


High –3:47 +3:11 –0:06 –2:14

Low –3:50 +3:30 –0:10 –1:58


04:08 AM Mon 10:46 AM 05:57 PM 11:16 PM

diFFerenCes Sharps Island Light Havre de Grace Sevenfoot Knoll Light St. Michaels, Miles River



04:35 AM Tue 11:02 AM 06:24 PM 11:40 PM

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H. Ht *1.18 *1.59 *0.82 *1.08

L. Ht *1.17 *1.59 *0.83 *1.08

Spring Range 1.5 1.9 1.1 1.4



02:55 AM Mon 09:29 AM 03:59 PM 09:34 PM


High Mtn Pt, Magothy River +1:24 Chesapeake Beach –1:14 Cedar Point –3:16 Point Lookout –3:48

05:32 AM THu 12:04 PM 05:34 PM 11:38 PM

26 Fri

03:09 AM Tue 09:48 AM 04:24 PM 10:11 PM

Low +1:40 –1:15 –3:13 –3:47

H. Ht *0.88 *1.12 *1.33 *1.37

Spring L. Ht Range *0.88 1.0 *1.14 1.1 *1.33 1.4 *1.33 1.4



04:57 AM 11:11 AM 05:30 PM 11:37 PM

05:35 AM Sun 11:37 AM 05:34 PM 11:55 PM



06:15 AM 0.4 L Mon 12:17 PM 2.3 H 06:16 PM 0.4 L

diFFerenCes Onancock Creek Stingray Point Hooper Strait Light Lynnhaven Inlet

High +3 :52 +2 :01 +5 :52 +0 :47


05:07 AM Sun 11:16 AM 05:35 PM 11:49 PM


06:01 AM 2.5 H Mon 12:04 PM 0.2 L 06:26 PM 2.8 H


04:49 AM Sun 10:55 AM 04:54 PM 11:20 PM


05:42 AM -0.2 L Mon 11:48 AM 2.7 H 05:51 PM -0.1 L


12:15 AM Tue 06:39 AM 12:46 PM 06:52 PM

Low H. Ht +4 :15 *0.70 +2 :29 *0.48 +6 :04 *0.66 +1 :08 *0.77

3.2 H -0.1 L 2.7 H 0 L

Spring L. Ht Range *0.83 2.2 *0.83 1.4 *0.67 2.0 *0.83 2.4


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Baltimore Harbor Approach (Off Sandy Point) 1

Slack Water Maximum Current

Slack Water Maximum Current


0316 0943 1628 2235

-0.7 +1.1 -0.9 +0.5

0114 Tue 0702 1411 2102

0415 1041 1727 2338

-0.6 +1.0 -0.9 +0.5


0222 Wed 0810 1510 2157

0522 -0.6 1145 +0.9 1827 -0.9


0042 0634 1252 1926

+0.6 -0.6 +0.9 -0.9

0143 0744 1358 2022

+0.7 -0.7 +0.8 -0.9

0547 1153 1804

0240 0850 1500 2114

+0.8 -0.8 +0.8 -0.9

0022 0644 1259 1856

0333 0950 1557 2203

+0.9 -0.9 +0.8 -0.9


0105 0736 1358 1945

0421 1044 1650 2249

+1.0 -0.9 +0.8 -0.9


0146 0824 1453 2031

0507 1133 1739 2332

+1.1 -1.0 +0.7 -0.8

0226 0910 1544 2115

0550 +1.1 1220 -1.0 1826 +0.7



THu 0334 0924 1610 2249













0444 1041 1709 2337


0240 0852 1454 2102

+0.7 -0.6 +0.6 -0.7


0007 Mon 0639 1255 1837

0323 0943 1546 2144

+0.8 -0.8 +0.6 -0.7


0041 0723 1351 1921

0404 1031 1634 2224

+1.0 -0.9 +0.6 -0.7

0115 0806 1444 2003

0444 1117 1720 2304

+1.1 -1.0 +0.6 -0.7

0151 THu 0849 1534 2046

0524 1202 1806 2344

+1.2 -1.1 +0.6 -0.7


0606 +1.2 1247 -1.1 1852 +0.6

0014 0632 1306 1912

-0.8 +1.1 -1.0 +0.7

0056 0714 1350 1957

-0.7 +1.1 -1.0 +0.6

0138 0755 1434 2043

-0.7 +1.0 -1.0 +0.5

0503 1202 1857

0221 0838 1520 2131

-0.6 +1.0 -0.9 +0.5


0017 Mon 0546 1247 1947

0307 0923 1607 2222

-0.5 +0.9 -0.9 +0.5


0112 0635 1334 2037

0358 1012 1657 2316

-0.5 +0.8 -0.8 +0.5

0211 0730 1424 2125

0454 -0.4 1105 +0.7 1748 -0.8

THu 0305 0954 1633 2158

12 Fri

0343 1036 1721 2242


SAT 0422 1119 1809 2328

14 Sun




THu 0312 0834 1517 2211

19 Fri

0411 0942 1610 2253


SAT 0505 1050 1701 2331

0011 0556 1203 1840

+0.5 -0.4 +0.7 -0.8

0105 0658 1302 1931

+0.5 -0.5 +0.7 -0.7

Sun 0554 1155 1750





27 SAT

+0.6 -0.5 +0.6 -0.7

0310 1018 1712 2217


Sun 0355 1104 1801 2309


Mon 0445 1153 1850

30 Tue

0154 0757 1400 2018

0229 0933 1624 2130

0008 0542 1244 1940

0027 0649 1334 1940

-0.7 +1.2 -1.1 +0.6

0113 0736 1421 2030

-0.7 +1.2 -1.1 +0.6

0204 0825 1511 2124

-0.7 +1.2 -1.1 +0.6

0301 0920 1604 2221

-0.6 +1.1 -1.0 +0.6

Slack Water Maximum Current


Mon 0347 1038 1533 2231




+1.2 -1.4 +0.7 -1.3

0112 0826 1351 2036

+1.1 -1.3 +0.6 -1.2

0559 1251 1813

0213 0932 1458 2148

+0.9 -1.2 +0.6 -1.1

0052 THu 0707 1357 1933

0323 1042 1624 2305

+0.8 -1.2 +0.6 -1.2


0446 +0.8 1144 -1.3 1739 +0.7






0205 0808 1455 2043 0312 0903 1546 2144


Sun 0411 0953 1630 2237


Mon 0501 1037 1709 2322


Tue 0549 1115 1748



All times listed are in Local Time, Daylight Saving Time has been applied when appropriate. All speeds are in knots.

0449 1143 1644 2339

0014 0724 1249 1932

0003 0635 1150 1825

0010 0551 1237 1827 0107 0639 1325 1908

-1.3 +0.8 -1.4 +0.9 -1.4 +0.9 -1.4 +1.0

0200 0724 1411 1949

-1.5 +0.9 -1.5 +1.1

0249 0809 1452 2031

-1.5 +0.9 -1.5 +1.2

0333 0855 1528 2111

-1.5 +0.8 -1.4 +1.2

Slack Water Maximum Current

Slack Water Maximum Current


0043 0720 1226 1903

0413 0938 1601 2150

-1.5 +0.8 -1.4 +1.2


0244 Sun 0810 1524 2105

0521 +0.6 1156 -1.1 1805 +0.7


0122 0808 1300 1943

0451 1019 1632 2229

-1.4 +0.7 -1.3 +1.1


0018 0603 1236 1838

-1.1 +0.7 -1.3 +0.9


0200 0854 1336 2025

0529 1100 1705 2308

-1.2 +0.6 -1.2 +1.0


0238 Sun 0941 1412 2109

0613 1145 1744 2352

-1.1 +0.5 -1.1 +0.9

0108 0643 1319 1915

-1.2 +0.8 -1.4 +1.2



0317 Mon 1032 1450 2156

0702 -1.0 1234 +0.4 1832 -1.0

0158 0726 1404 1956

-1.4 +0.9 -1.6 +1.3



0039 0750 1327 1925

0247 0813 1451 2041

-1.6 +0.9 -1.7 +1.5

0014 0641 1153 1836

0335 0903 1537 2127

-1.7 +1.0 -1.7 +1.5


0101 SAT 0732 1242 1925

0421 0953 1624 2214

-1.7 +1.0 -1.7 +1.5


0150 Sun 0827 1335 2018

0510 1042 1714 2304

-1.7 +0.9 -1.6 +1.4


0241 Mon 0922 1431 2115

0606 1136 1813 2358

-1.6 +0.9 -1.5 +1.3


0709 -1.5 1237 +0.8 1919 -1.3





Tue 0359 1129 1533 2248


Wed 0447 1230 1629 2347


THu 0544 1326 1750

+0.7 -0.9 +0.3 -0.9

0129 0836 1420 2018

+0.6 -0.8 +0.3 -0.8

0220 0926 1524 2114

+0.5 -0.8 +0.3 -0.8

0049 0638 1412 1906

0318 1022 1641 2220

+0.5 -0.9 +0.4 -0.8


0149 0726 1450 2008

0427 1113 1730 2325

+0.5 -1.0 +0.5 -0.9


Tue 0422 0939 1631 2242 Wed 0508 1023 1710 2328 THu 0553 1108 1750

26 Fri

19 Fri

Mon 0336 0855 1558 2156

0333 Tue 1021 1533 2217

All times listed are in Local Time, Daylight Saving Time has been applied when appropriate. All speeds are in knots.

Current Differences and Speed Ratios Secondary Stations Baltimore Harbor Approach

Time Differences

Min. before Flood


Min. before Ebb

Speed Ratios Ebb



Secondary Stations Chesapeake Bay Entrance

Time Differences

Min. before Flood


Min. before Ebb

Speed Ratios Ebb



Cove Point, 3.9 n.mi. East







Chesapeake Beach, 1.5 miles North







Sharp Island Lt., 3.4 n.mi. West







Chesapeake Channel, (bridge tunnel) +0:05






Thomas Pt. Shoal Lt., 2.0 n.mi. East







Stingray Point, 12.5 miles East







Pooles Island, 4 miles Southwest







Smith Point Light, 6.7 n.mi. East







Turkey Point, 1.2 n.mi. Southwest







Point No Point, 4.3 n.mi. East







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April 2013 Currents

0014 0604 1314 2006

Chesapeake Bay Entrance

Slack Water Maximum Current


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by Jon and Lori Jones


or those of us who routinely take on crew, either for racing or cruising, it is important to have a reputation as a good skipper. People who crew on other people’s boats talk, and if you get a reputation for not being a good skipper, you will soon find yourself honing your solo sailing skills. On the other hand, if you obtain a reputation as a good skipper, folks will seek you out. But what makes a good skipper? What are crew looking for when they step on your boat? How are they judging you?

Who better to consult on what makes a good skipper than the crew? We maintain a crew list of 30 to 40 folks. Most of them sail on other boats, and some of them even own boats of their own. So, we asked our crew what they thought makes a good skipper. Here is what they had to say... Not surprisingly, being a good sailor was the most cited desirable trait for a skipper. Most of our crew associated sailing proficiency with other desirable characteristics such as being a good teacher, being confident, and being safe—all traits that have their basis in knowing what you’re doing. For instance, Tammy states, “When I’m on a boat… even when I’m scared due to my own inexperience, I am truly reassured when I can trust the experience of the skipper 100 percent that he will not put the crew or the boat at risk.” Anton says, “For sure, a good skipper needs knowledge to teach, tell stories, and sing sea-shanties.” Josh, an experienced crewmember “prefers a skipper who is a better sailor than [he is], since [he looks] at each outing as a chance to learn.” Hmm. This might explain why Josh hasn’t sailed with us much lately. Right after sailing ability, our crew equally cited both “no yelling” and patience as desirable traits, often linking them

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Annapolis to St. nor’s Cup Race from ##Following the Gover happy crew: Ellen s’ hor aut the nd, ryla Mary’s College of Ma Jones, Kam Jon es, Jon i Lor Jones, Rosenberg, Benjamin o. Hul ta Ani and d Okray, Scott, Kelly Bell, Tod

What It Takes To Be a Good Skipper


to remaining calm. As Nancy puts it, “I do not like skippers who scream or yell or demean their crew. Remaining calm is a great trait in a skipper.” Ellen says, “I especially like the non-yelling, noncondescending skipper, which probably stems from his patience and skill.” Several of our lady crew spoke in terms of yelling, screaming, or being condescending. These appear to be sore points and common ones at that. The men of the crew (along with the less traumatized women) used the term “patience” as a desirable trait in their skippers, which seems to us about the same thing. On the third tier of desired traits were to be a good, organized teacher, who clearly communicates. I was surprised at how many of our crew wanted their skippers to be good teachers. Apparently telling them what to do is not enough. They also want to understand what is going on. Many cited being organized and able to clearly communicate as important to be sure of their crew role and what is expected of them. As Lauren puts it, “Every good crew member expects to be flexible—to wind, weather, whims of the group, whatever. A basic sail plan with simple crew instructions and an overview of the boat’s features maximize chances that everyone will show up with similar expectations and appropriate gear.” The next most cited group of traits had to do with enjoying the sail. Cited equally often were allowing the crew to

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participate, creating a relaxing environment, and fostering fun. The only surprise here is how far down on the list these traits were. Having fun is certainly essential for the crew, but it was not cited by most of the crew; others cited it only after pointing out other desired traits. Perhaps having fun went without saying, so they didn’t say it. Rounding out the list were being safety conscious, being of responsible character, looking like a sailor, having sufficient beer and rum on the boat, and knowing sea-shanties. Other noteworthy observations: Ben says the most important quality is leadership, but he was the only one to use that word. Erik says he tends to stay clear of skippers who use terms like “avast” and “ye matey.” Cynthia wants skippers to know she isn’t looking for a date. And finally, Katherine responded to my inquiry as to what she is looking for in a skipper with just two words: cold beer. If you are crew, look for these characteristics before signing on to someone’s boat. Few skippers will have an abundance of all of these characteristics, but most should have at least some of each. If you are a skipper looking to better your reputation, focus on these five characteristics, especially the first one. Once you have a reputation for being a good skipper, obtaining and keeping good crew will be a snap. 

e technically proficient. Know navigation, good seamanship, and how to sail your boat. Know your boat’s capabilities and limitations. Know what you need to do if you get into trouble, and better yet, know enough to stay out of trouble in the first place. Your crew doesn’t need you to be an expert, but they will expect you to be competent. Be a good leader. A good leader looks and acts the part. She displays confidence and instills confidence in the crew. A good leader knows what she and her crew are capable of. A good leader is a good teacher and coach who communicates effectively. A good leader explains how things are done with patience and keeps calm in the face of adversity. A good leader does not need to yell, scream, or demean her crew. Your crew looks to you to be the leader. Be organized. An organized skipper is likely to have an organized boat, which in turn, will likely be well-maintained and safe and will instill confidence in the crew. The organized skipper will have sufficient stores onboard for the crew and will make sure the crew knows what they need to know. Standing orders and standard procedures will be consistent and understood by all. The organized skipper helps alleviate anxiety and confusion in the crew without driving them crazy with his borderline obsessive-compulsive disorder. Foster a relaxed and fun environment. Your crew is not signing up to hunt whales in the Arctic or to exchange broadsides with privateers in the Caribbean. They sail for pleasure. Good skippers ensure the crew enjoy themselves, feel relaxed on the boat, and allow them to participate in handling the boat. So relax and sing a sea-shanty or two. Cold beer can help, too. Be safe. The good skipper understands the overriding importance of keeping the crew safe. Your crew is expecting you to watch out for them and keep them from endangering themselves through ignorance or inattention.

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5 Tips for Sailing with


ere comes the beat of my familiar drum: go sailing with your kids—pum. Go sailing with your kids—pum. Before you decide to skip another article listing a litany of reasons why sailing with your kids will save the world (at least yours, perhaps), read on for something more practical: tips from Bay sailors on how to make sailing with children possible, enjoyable, and something everyone in the family wants to do again and again. If you’ve yet to take the leap and get your children out on the boat, there is a reason springtime is called splash time. Make the first sail fun. Scott Ward, who sails his Beneteau First 40.7 Crocodile out of Solomons, advises knowing what your family will like and matching the day’s weather to meet their expectations. Conditions that may be exciting to experienced race crews will probably scare novice sailors. On the other hand, a light summer day may be better suited to swimming than bobbing and sweating, so go swimming instead. Having a good time the first few sails sets the tone for many future outings. Link sailing to another favorite activity. Hmm, is it wrong to use the means to an end as the ultimate end itself? No matter—if the sailing trip leads to something already known to be fun, everyone in the family is more likely to want to go sailing again. Michelle Sanderson and her sons enjoy dinner cruises along the Severn River. The boys help plot the course and pick the spot to anchor. They each have jobs on the boat, and they all enjoy good food and pirate yarns when they get to

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their destination. “One day of fun on the boat and they ask when we can do it again,” says Sanderson. This idea holds even more sway for teenagers who have independent hobbies and social interests. Carol Campbell of Contemporary Yachts has sailed with her family for years. As a teenager, her daughter loved shopping and theatre, playing roles in local summer productions. In spite of the demanding rehearsal schedule, their family still sailed together, though they sailed a little less and chose destinations with more shopping and activities that interested both of their teenagers. Start early. Counterintuitive as it may seem, the earlier you start sailing as a family the easier it is. Sure, there are bulky life jackets and heightened oversight, but you’re the king. Your children love being with you, and cries of protest from the peanut gallery are few and far between. You may have to tell younger children what to do more often, but they actually listen. Campbell’s family spent many hours aboard telling stories, playing games, and enjoying each other’s company while her children were little. That shared positive experience facilitated her family’s sailing once her children were busy teenagers. Plan and provision ahead to maximize fun time. A boat already packed with supplies such as extra snacks, toiletries, books, and toys can make the difference in planning a late afternoon excursion after school or weekend sports commitments. Tessa Muehllehner, who is currently cruising with her husband, John Day, and two children in the Mediterranean aboard their


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Farr 50 Tenho, recommends leaving essentials such as pajamas, toothbrushes, and books onboard. Before they left on their cruise, they would often drive out to the boat on Friday night, put the kids to bed, get the boat ready for the weekend, and cast off first thing Saturday morning. Similarly, the Sanderson boys compete in swim meets every Saturday from June to mid-July, yet they find time to make it on the water after some meets. Sanderson says, “If we are provisioned, we can leave immediately following whatever event is on tap for Saturday.” A well-stocked boat means less prep time at the marina and consequently more fun for everyone. Food, Food, Food. Forget grog—the way to a young sailor’s heart is through his stomach, so savvy parents plan special foods for an outing. For the Wards, that means popsicles and special drinks. The Day family enjoys chocolate chip pancakes, chocolate pudding, and popcorn. Sanderson brings along fun meals like hobo pockets. Muehllehner claims the hardest part of the family outing is mentally motivating themselves to make the trip to the marina. Yet she says, “We are always so glad once we’re settled on the boat.” We’ve found that to be true, too; getting on the boat transports us to another world. Campbell, whose work with her family’s brokerage has brought her in contact with many cruising families over the years, has found that children who have grown up sailing tend to be well-rounded and in sync with the natural world around them. Her simple advice for getting out on the water with kids: “Just go!” spinsheet.com


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day of falling temperatures, wind gusts to 30, a day of winter sailing would not be. Options discussed included tackling even more honey dos, whipping new dock lines, applying yet another coat of varnish back in the workshop. On this day, however, calmer heads prevailed, and off to the local watering hole we went. The regulars were perched as usual, their bar stools reserved with brass placards. Conversations among the patrons were familiar. A quick once-around the bar, and you notice the establishment’s “first” dollar earned; a few well-intentioned business cards showing their age, homemade signs with “words of wisdom” that at the time seem worth remembering. And of course a photo or two of those now gone who have garnered the status of bar worthy, a modern day gallery of sorts. This day, one photo on the wall holds a particular fondness for me. Pronounced among the many novelties is a striking portrait, almost sepia toned, of a man bowing his head and dangling a cigarette from his lips. You have just caught a glimpse of James H. Wilson, Jimmy to those that knew him. Here is his story. Jimmy left us a few years ago with heavy hearts. A Shoreman, of the Eastern variety, known to many, loved by most, respected by all; he earned his many reputations the hard way. He was the log canoe skipper most trusted, feared, cussed at, and admired—on more than one occasion, all at the same time. 44 April 2013 SpinSheet

His log canoe was named Magic, a more fitting name I cannot imagine. This “time machine” carried many a sailor, young and old, skirting across Chesapeake waters. She turned 100 years old in 1994, looking the part as a magnificent piece of treasured living history. The Wilson Family grew up on Leeds Creek, a short sail across from St. Michaels. Many in the extended family called the waters of the Bay and Miles River home when not involved in the hard, disciplined work of family businesses. Work always came first. Jimmy took to this way of life reluctantly, due to his ever-consuming curiosity and passion for sailing.

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His approach to life was simple, a mantra of hands on, get it done. His life lessons taught him the mechanical workings of damn near anything that had more than one moving part. He could fix it, or at the least, “get it working” again. He was called on by many to demonstrate this talent first-hand. It is important to note that most never receive a bill for this handywork. For Jimmy, having grown up in an age when we all took care of each other, this was the way. What goes around comes around.

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“He could cuss you out about nothing, call you honey, and steal your last cigarette all in the blink of an eye. He was a natural.” The life of a log canoe captain is all consuming. For the privilege of owning one of these former working Bay craft, you are rewarded by the cost of constant maintenance, time and effort to procure such miracles, coupled with organizing and feeding the crew and moving boats here

and there all summer long. Jimmy and the ever-supporting love of his life, wife Jeannie, mastered this balancing act. This tempting way of life naturally drew onlookers; some even converted to followers. Thus a crew was born, and from Fourth of July until late September, for the chosen few, weekends would be consumed by the racing of log canoes.

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The trick to success on the water is the same for most types of boats, sail or not. Number one, you need the right boat; two, a dedicated crew; three, a heavy dose of pure luck; and four, a captain to hold it all together. For Jimmy, the gifts that he shared with his crew included all of the above with a few surprises thrown in. He had the knack to win silver more often than not. He demonstrated an uncanny ability to land on his feet. He

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could cuss you out about nothing, call you honey, and steal your last cigarette all in the blink of an eye. He was a natural. Sailing in a log canoe is a different experience for each who ride these beauties. One feels content when trimming the sails just so, nudging out on the boards enough to take advantage of and catch the next puff. Finding the groove with tiller in hand. Banging the corners and edging the competing to the finishing mark. All good! However, with the good invariably comes the bad. No air, hungover as hell on Sunday morning, praying as if you were in the front row of church. Mid-summer squalls testing your nerve. The crack of a board, a sure sign of immediate peril for yourself and a potential disaster for the boat and crew. Yet together, this unique mix of nervous delight is hard to beat. Glancing back at Captain Jimmy for periodic direction provided the reassurance all needed now and then. He never disappointed. Aboard Magic, Jimmy was the captain, no questions asked. Yet just under the surface was another hidden talent, his unyielding trust in himself and his crew. Onboard were a mix of seasoned, skilled sailors, as well as the occasional persistent guest, friend of a friend or young kid that

was about to hear the phrase “bail, goddammit” in his sleep for the rest of his life. Jimmy would tap into each crew member whenever he saw the need. Each participated, perhaps unknowingly, in the success of the canoe. Communication between the good captain and crew took the form of a language, or at least a dialect, not shared among land lubbers. “Got a greeny coming, get your asses out on those boards.” “Are we catching them? Are we makin’ trees?” “She has a bone in her teeth now boys.” “If she cracks, she’s strong, breaks she’s gone.” And a favorite, “Someone get me another beer.” Jimmy was the kind of guy other guys wanted to be around. Cold winters day around a local yacht club or bar and Jimmy would draw a crowd and tell stories until the supper bell rang. Sometimes that bell rang more than once. If you needed something, call Jimmy; I take that back, find Jimmy. Never one to be fond of a telephone. He would have whatever your problem was figured out before you finished your story. To this day, I often ask myself, “What would Jimmy do?” One place you could count on finding Jimmy was his home on a hot summer afternoon. Never liking the heat, he hun-

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kered down in his den, air conditioning on “frostbite,” and took a few minutes for himself. I always enjoyed visiting him at these particular times. Holler, then let yourself in. Jimmy plopped in the couch, glad you were here but never letting you know. Muttering some words of wisdom. I will never forget one unique feature of this lair. The ceiling was higher than most, with dark woodpaneled walls—yet the room was always glistening and bright. Lining these walls were shelf, after shelf, after shelf of Jimmy’s “silver.” I never learned until later that this massive collection included just the first-place trophies. You see, he would always share his trophies with his crew, Jimmy’s way. The log canoe Magic continues to proudly sail among the fleet of Chesapeake Bay log canoes. She carries mainsail #3, just so you know. The Wilson family and supporting cast are writing the next chapter in their own history. Time to call it a day, my supper bell has rung. Tomorrow, sailing, or maybe back to that honey do list… a wise man once told me never finish it, even add to it if you must, hmm. Thanks, Jimmy. Hope you are still making trees. 

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Can It Be Done? by Captain Amelia Howerton


one-captain system was never Formulate a plan that you have visualgoing to work for me and ized based on current conditions. If it’s my husband Grant. True, it’s choosing a weather window for a long easier when one of the couple passage or just pulling into the fuel dock, is clearly more skilled, more in control, and Grant and I always formulate a plan. We more domineering. But with us, as with narrate our plans aloud to make us feel many couples, from the beginning, there more confident. If there is disagreement, was just no clear-cut “captain.” we discuss the plan with pros and cons, ask Grant and I have similar backgrounds questions, go through the movements and and experiences. We have the same 100set the boat up. ton U.S. Coast Guard licenses. We are If we simply cannot agree, we decide both accomplished sailors, having each how important it is to us and tell one anlogged two transatlantic crossings, once other. It can vary by situation. Grant and I together and once apart. If you want to get can never agree on where to anchor Velocir, really technical, Grant crossed the Atlancomically so. Based on the anchorage or tic eastbound and the conditions, one of us westbound, whereas I’ve only crossed eastbound twice. But, my crossing happened first. Even so, Grant still doesn’t get to be the captain, and especially not because he’s the guy. Why? Because, among many reasons our sailboat, an Albin Vega 27 named Velocir was mine before it was ours! There will never be a hierarchy between us, particularly not while sailing. This can make cruising much more complicated, but it can work and work well. Here’s some insight into ##Captain Grant and Captain Amelia, par tners in sailing and how we make life, in Georgetown in the Exumas, Bah amas, on Velocir. co-captaining successful. Follow us!

may feel more strongly about the location; that person gets to decide. I express what I want and know that Grant will support me. I will say, “I want to put out a secondary anchor.” Grant says, “I don’t think we need to, but if you feel strongly let’s do it!” We practiced raising our voices and repeating actions in non-stressful situations. This is something we picked up sailing professionally on tall ships, and makes difficult situations more fluid and controlled. Coming into an anchorage, I shout out the depths, and Grant repeats them until we are ready to set the anchor. A simple thumbs-up to one another shows our agreement, and Grant loosens the anchor shouting “reverse.”

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I shout back “reverse.” When Grant puts his hand up in a stopping motion I shout “neutral,” and he repeats. A final thumbsup means we are set, and I turn off the engine. Have complete confidence and trust in your co-captain. Now that we’ve discussed and decided on a plan, each of us executes it the best we can. I concentrate on my duties, safety, and the plan, not just on what my co-captain is doing. Even if it wasn’t how “I would do it” I let him finish as long as it is safe. When we lived aboard in St. Michaels, MD, docking Velocir in our slip was a big challenge. It involved las-

soing four pilings without straying too far forward into a bulkhead. The pilings were all just far enough apart that with enough wind and swell, it was quite dicey. We didn’t always do it the way we’d discussed, but we learned after each experience. Not everything can be planned, but our co-captaining has helped us in rushed situations. A shining example was in Charleston, SC, when a 40-plus-foot sailboat had lost her engine and was drifting down current toward a bridge. A quick back and forth of ideas, and we set up a successful tow bridle within minutes. Our tiny little Velocir towed them to the safety of a

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marina. We hold a recap of events after every task covering what worked or what we would change in the future. Try new and different things even when they may not work. When we brought Velocir into Fresh Creek, Andros, we had read in a guide that there were mooring balls. In the harbor we saw two small floats, but it looked shallow. Just as Grant grabbed the float, we were aground. We formulated a plan to back off in reverse, with my weight on the shrouds to tilt Velocir. I said “ready,” and Grant repeated. Velocir didn’t budge. We tried various plans for a few hours but only managed to pivot Velocir. Eventually, Grant was in the water pushing on Velocir. He came up with the final plan: I would run forward, and he would push Velocir’s stern sideways toward deeper water. Then, when he said “okay,” I would say “okay” and run back aft as he pushed the bow toward deeper water. We did this four times until we’d “walked” Velocir off the sand bank. Know when to handle a situation with humor. We like to tease each other. It was embarrassing in the Intracoastal Waterway when I was the first one to run aground. Grant helped us get unstuck. He teased me about my captaining skills. Then, later that week he ran aground. His grounding was much harder, but Velocir didn’t get stuck. Yes, I gave him a hard time about it. But running aground doesn’t make us less worthy as co-captains. These things happen when you’re navigating different channels every day. We like to just add a little humor and move on. If things fall apart, the co-captaining relationship is the key to recovering the pieces. When we crossed the gulf-stream our engine failed during an unpredicted heavy squall. It was a daunting realization that we would have to overcome this situation as darkness approached. We made it safely ashore, knowing our co-captaining gave us the tools that led to our success. One year of cruising and marriage accomplished, many more to come! About the Author: Captain Amelia Howerton and her husband spent two years rebuilding their Albin Vega 27 Velocir and a year cruising from Annapolis to the Bahamas and back. Check out their blog at velocir.com to learn more about their journey.


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the space of a few square feet of ocean that survived storms, found lands that were at lose your eyes for a bit, and rewind was rarely deeper than a couple inches. least new to me, and been chased by pirates the clock a few years, maybe more of a sort. So, at least some things we do than a few for some of us, and Thus was made a sailor. come full circle in life. call to memory a hot, My point in sharing summer day just after my memories and experithe rain stopped. The sun ences is to remind those was breaking through of us who love sailing and the clouds sending bright time on the water how shafts of light to ground. simple it is to give that Mist was rising off the gift to young children. hot soil, and puddles It is a gift that will live were scattered in every with many of them for low spot. I know what I a lifetime. Not only will did, but what did you do with those puddles? it bring joy, but it also teaches self-reliance, For me it was bare new skills, teamwork, foot time, and I stomped and other important life in about every puddle I lessons about the value of could find relishing the natural places and clean pure joy of it. Then I water. Focus on the joy, rummaged through my ##Sailing school diplomas in hand, Tyler and Greg are ready to seek out new adventures. the rest will come along. collection of toys, found I have plans for my grandkids, and hope Sixty or so years later, I can still conjure a boat or two, and headed back to the pudtheir parents are prepared! So next summer up those same feelings and occasionally dles to go sailing. With imagination only rain, find a kid or two and together go find that same pure joy of being on the water, found in small children, I sailed around a puddle‌ I suspect you will all experience the world, survived storms, was chased by under sail now with the real world within the joy. pirates, and discovered new lands—all in reach, at least in my imagination. Have

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very weekend I’m perplexed by solo sailors who rarely seem to go sailing. Their boats are ready to go, but the act of getting in and out of the slip is daunting—a feat of seamanship that ranks right up there with riding out a gale. They pad up and down the docks looking for crew to shanghai to get their sailing fix in before the weekend dies. I ask not to ridicule but to learn, because lately I’ve been dreaming of bigger boats myself, fearing that I might become one of their desperate ilk. I know how much of a challenge it was with the 26-foot boat I have now. Short of getting caught in a storm, the most stressful part of sailing might be getting out of the slip and getting back in. Going out, with the wind contrary to where you have to go, it’s easy enough on a light displacement boat like mine to warp around the windward piling with a line led aft to the cockpit from a forward cleat. Coming in requires methodical foresight for how I’m going to approach, stop, and turn the boat before backing in. Then it’s a matter of quickly securing the fore and aft windward mooring lines as the boat is easing down into her slip. My rudder steers in tandem with the outboard engine, thanks to an ingenious arm accessory. For full-keeled inboards, especially those with propellers hard by their rudders, this is another story altogether. Such boats are unhappiest when going astern, especially when shorthanded. It’s always easy to blame the boat, but the sad reality is they just don’t seem to go out much. I wondered if there was an entrepreneurial niche waiting for The Art of Slipmanship or some such program that teaches the sea-starved how to get their boats in and out of their slips without cursing Neptune, their spouse, or the boat. Fortunately, there is. John Martino of the Annapolis School of Seamanship offers both classroom and onboard lessons on boat handling that specifically cover docking and maneuvering, albeit on powerboats. For a little more money, plus expenses outside Annapolis, they will come to your sailboat and offer the same course, which might be the best thing of all. “Both parties have to be present,” says Martino, if a couple is the recipient of his expertise. “It’s no good if it’s just the captain.” Teamwork and communication make for a happy boat. Then nobody can say it’s the boat’s fault anymore. spinsheet.com

Martino also had specific tips for singlehanders: “Set up ahead of time, use your lines and fenders, and have a contingency plan should something go wrong. Don’t be afraid to come in forward and tie up until the wind lies down,” he advises, in case conditions aren’t ideal. Use your spring lines, too. I liken my method to parallel parking a car. Slowly, with just enough way on so that the rudder has water moving past it to provide steerage, I pivot the boat into the slip against the leeward piling, or warp in with a line around the stern cleat if it’s to windward. This invariably involves much bumping and grinding, which is what I figure rub rails are for. If I’m moving up to a bigger boat, I’ll have to do better. Andy Batchelor and Lisa Batchelor Frailey of Sail Solomons know that with a new boat, or one that is slipped between new boats, no amount

of bumping or grinding can be tolerated. Size, Batchelor says, is the critical factor, especially above 30 feet. “You can’t push it around the slip like a 26-footer.” Bigger boats tend to have more problems because the risk of damage is greater. For about as much money as a minor gelcoat repair, Sail Solomons will, on your boat or theirs, de-mystify the stress of getting in and out of your slip by building confidence and competence in you and your crew, helping you understand the principles of how your boat reacts to particular hull shape, keel types, freeboard, wind and current, and most importantly, he admonishes, “Don’t put the boat where your head hasn’t been.” By this, Batchelor means do a dry run in your mind, formulate a plan, discuss it ahead of time, and above all, “No yelling. It doesn’t help and only increases anxiety. Not every docking will be perfect. When it doesn’t, learn from it.”

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Too Cool For School? Sailors at All Levels Benefit from Training

Baltimore’s Downtown Sailing Center offers learn-to-sail and learn-to-race programs for all ages. In this photo, accessible sailors get out and compete in the annual Ya Gotta Regatta. Photo by Shannon Hibberd


f you are reading this article, you fit into one of four categories: 1) you have never gone sailing; 2) you have tried sailing, either recently or long ago, and are considering getting back into it; 3) you sail with some regularity but would like to gain confidence in a specific area outside your level of expertise; or 4) you are an experienced, passionate sailor and a lifelong learner... No matter the category you fit into, you can find a training program for your skill level on the Chesapeake Bay. To get started, you may consider the “who, what, where, when, and why?” approach.

Who and What?

##Having just cleared the Knapps Narrows Bridge and looking happy about it, a student works toward his bareboat chartering certification. Photo courtesy of Sail Solomons

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Many students come to sailing schools because they have heard positive reviews about them through friends or read articles about them in magazines such as SpinSheet. These are great starting points, but you may still want to do your homework to make sure the place suits your goals: to learn to sail, to learn to sail better, to take private lessons on your boat with your spouse or family, or to find an exciting learning adventure vacation. Start with the “who.” Top sailing training programs hire well-certified instructors. The most recognized certification programs are given by the American Sailing Association (ASA) or U.S. Sailing. Before you call or visit, look up the school in the ASA or U.S. Sailing directories, asa.com and training.ussailing.org/school respectively, to make sure they offer certifications. If they do, that means that their coaches are certified instructors, who have been tested and taught a systemized approach to teaching sailing. You will find programs of all sizes, from big schools with large fleets to one-man-oneboat lessons with certified instructors.

Some students care more about earning their own certifications than others, particularly those who dream about chartering sailboats in tropical ports, a goal easier to reach with some certs in hand. Even if you’re not sure what your “goals” are and whether or not you care about earning certifications at this time, you should consider programs with certified instructors. For one, you have a guarantee that the instructors have been tested on the water and in the classroom; ASA- and U.S. Sailing-certifying programs also have a studied approach to safety. When investing in your sailing education, invest in professionalism, and your chances for success are higher. Back to the “who”—who answered the phone when you called the sailing school? Was he or she professional and friendly and upbeat? If not, hang up and call another school. A professional sailing school should not only be a friendly place, its staff should exude excitement and enthusiasm about your sailing and weekend fun potential. When you ask if you can come by for a visit and see the boats, the answer should be, “Yes!” When you ask if you can call a few of their former students to see what they think about the program, the answer should be, “Yes!”


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##Anchoring practice. Photo courtesy of Sail Solomons

If you put 20 sailors in a room and ask them what kind of sailboats you should learn to sail on, you may hear 20 different answers. Some may say that you should start in dinghies—lightweight boats, under 20 feet long with centerboards or daggerboards. Some may say to start in keelboats, or boats exceeding 20 feet in length with fixed keels that are sturdier than dinghies. Yet others may say that you should start in the same sized boat you intend to sail on later, even if it’s quite large, say 40 feet long. Each one of those responses has merit; yet none of them are right or wrong. Rather than choose your sailing school based on specific boats, it’s more important to look at the full picture. Are the boats well-kept and clean? Are they equipped with necessary safety equipment? Are they a good size for you? If you are six feet and four inches tall, you may be better off learning on a 25-foot boat than a 15-foot one. If you now own a 35-foot boat, it will help to take lessons on a comparable boat—maybe even your own. How long has the school taught on its boats, and does the school like them


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Whereas some students prefer to learn close to home, others take advantage of a long weekend as a mini-escape or a take a week-long sailing adventure vacation. Most beautiful ports of the world, including some rather remote ones, have opportunities for sail training. Many charter companies, such as Annapolis Bay Charters, offer captained charters for those who want to learn more at home or in a tropical setting. Some sailing schools based on the Chesapeake offer winter programs in warmer climes, such as Sail Solomons, J/World Annapolis, and Annapolis Sailing School. Others, such as Blue Water Sailing School, have multiple offices in attractive sailing hubs from Newport, RI, to the Bahamas. Some students prefer to learn to sail or better their skills on the Chesapeake, because they intend to sail here and build a social network in the sport—a goal that is not only attainable but inevitable if you learn to sail and join a club (see the Club Notes section on page 29 for a sampling of the regional clubs’ activities and visit spinsheet. com/resources for a listing of more than 200 clubs). Some experienced sailors want to learn right at home on the Bay on their own boats. Most sailing schools offer private instruction onboard your own vessel and are willing to tailor programs to your needs.

##A learning vacation to St. Barths on a 47-foot catamaran sounds swell, doesn’t it? Here are two students studying piloting and navigation. Photo courtesy of Sail Solomons


Why not? If you put those hypothetical 20 sailors mentioned earlier into the same room and asked why they like sailing, most would admit that the constant learning inherent to the sport appeals to them. You can never know it all (although a few may beg to differ). Investments in your sailing education always reap benefits. New skills, newfound confidence, new friends, new horizons, and sometimes even shiny new sailboats await you. Jump in. Going back to school is cool.

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hy would those who already know how to sail go back to sailing school? For many reasons from brushing up on skills to sharing the sport with a spouse who is not as comfortable onboard a sailboat. We interviewed Kristen Berry and Jeff Jordan, co-directors of J/World Annapolis with 20 years of combined experience teaching sailing, to hear their take on the benefits of sail training for the initiated. Here are their responses…

What do experienced sailors get out of sailing instruction?

Jordan: Many people come into sailing naturally and learn it along the way. Then, when they take some instruction, it’s a process of discovery of what they have missed as they figured it out. Berry: Our teaching philosophy is both structured and experiential. Whether you’re new to sailing or not, when you experience it and get out on the water with a new set of eyes, you learn something. Even Tiger Woods has a driving coach… Also, more and more certification is required these days. For example, to charter a sailboat in Europe, you need a European license or bareboat certification… You gain confidence in the process. Jordan: We hire capable coaches, who are talented sailors to start with, and they are continuously learning. We are all students of the game. I like to say it’s like chess. You can learn to play chess in 15 minutes and spend the rest of your life getting better at it.

We know you offer learn-to-sail and learn-torace programs. What other programs do you offer that sailors may not know about?

Berry: One unique course is our close-quarters boat-handling class, which can be very powerful for experienced sailors. We’re a third party so we can help spouse teams, for example, to improve their skills… and save them money on gelcoat. Jordan: We’re doing a flotilla cruise to the San Juan Islands [Washington] when it’s hot in summer. We’re having a free clinic to talk about it April 14, along with a free lecture on sail trim and balance. We do a flotilla cruise to the British Virgin Islands in winter…. Such “vacations” can have as much structure as you want. I tell students they can relax and read six books or learn about anchoring and navigation as we do it; there’s room for everybody. Berry: Part of our objective is to kick you out of the nest so that you are comfortable bareboat chartering on your own.

How about your racing programs?

Jordan: We offer Thursday night racing for free so that you can try racing if you’re a daysailor or a cruiser [you must call to reserve a spot, often by 9 a.m.]. Berry: Our program for the Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regatta [May 3-5] is a five-day or two-weekend blended experiential program, with four days of training and three days of racing in the regatta. For Annapolis Race Week [August 31-September 2], it’s two days of training and three days of racing. We’re targeting our Thursday night racing veterans. 56 April 2013 SpinSheet

##Sam Beckman (left) trimming genoa headsail, Kristen Berry (in red) coaching, Dale Eager (front) on main trim, and Mary-Gwyn Allard at the helm of the 43-foot Ansotica in the St. Martin Heineken Cup Regatta, one of J/World Annapolis’s winter racing programs, in March. Photo by Tom Cobin

Jordan: We have three clients and a coach per boat. There are four roles we rotate every race: jib trimmers, bow person, helmsman—and the coach does not take the helm. Berry: You learn the choreography and connectedness of a race team.

The SpinSheet team has twice participated in your team-building program. Can you tell us a little about that?

Berry: We’ve got a team-building program for any group’s objectives—and sailing experience is not required. We have “team-bonding” and “team-building.” We create a program that’s tailored to the outcome you want. It’s fun, experiential time on the water. Jordan: It’s really dynamic and revealing. We’ve never had someone come off the water—all smiles—who didn’t have new thoughts about the group. Our goal is to give you a mirror of how you interact as a group. The exercise on the water always reveals challenges and strengths. Berry: We do a debrief at the day’s end, a sort of guided conversation about the exercise and the group’s challenges. Jordan: And we’ve heard about a lot of people getting promoted based on what the group learned on the water! Visit jworldannapolis.com to learn more.


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pring has officially sprung, which means that sailors everywhere are thinking ahead to another season of fantastic cruising on the Chesapeake Bay. But for avid sailors who don’t own their own boats, this can pose a challenge. While it’s possible to join a friend’s crew for a cruise either solo or with a group such as the Annapolis YC, it’s also a great idea to take this opportunity to strike out on your own and charter a boat from one of the many local charter companies. There are several benefits to chartering the Chesapeake. You’re on your own boat with your own timetable, planning your own itinerary. You won’t find out the hard way that your best friend doesn’t shower on a daily basis, or that your boss and his wife sleep in separate cabins. But before you take the next step to planning your sailing vacation, there are a few things you should consider. To find out what we need to know, we spoke with a few charter veterans.

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The Urbanna Oyster Festival generally marks the end of the charter season for the Southern end of the Bay, and this year’s festival happens the first weekend of November. October on the Bay brings out some of the best colors and sailing. The winds are up in the later months, but of course, so are the seas. “Seas were a little high,” says Allen Joslyn, who sailed from Onancock, VA, up to Crisfield, MD, “but the judicious use of a scopolamine patch and some ginger crackers kept the sea sickness to a minimum, with no incidents.” Hey, it beats motoring.

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Chartering leaves you plenty of options when it comes to picking out your dream boat, and charter companies

have fleets offering everything from the most basic bare minimums to top-end electronics and luxury items. Many sailors choose their charter boat entirely on the size of the boat, but this vacation is the perfect time to test out something that might later be in your future. “How many times do you get to move into a house for a week before you decide to buy it?” asks Steele. “We try to charter different boats in different lengths to get an idea of what works for our family. We don’t get all the bells and whistles because that’s probably not what we’d be purchasing realistically. We know we do need air conditioning, but probably don’t need in-mast furling.” Using the opportunity to cruise on various boats gives you the ability to make informed

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While Maryland is called the Land of Pleasant Living for a reason, there are times when you really don’t want to be stuck out on the water instead of in a warm bed. The same can be said for days when it’s over 100 degrees out, and there’s no wind to be found on the water. Fred Steele, who charters boats out of Norton Yachts in Deltaville, VA, started chartering boats during the month of May, around his anniversary, and found that the weather was incredibly agreeable. “It’s just getting warm enough that you don’t have to be in winter clothes to be outside. The water’s still cold, but you wear sweatshirts at night, you don’t have bugs, you don’t need air conditioning, you sleep really well. But you get sunshine during the day, so you still need plenty of sunscreen.” 58 April 2013 SpinSheet

##"We try to charter different boats in different lengths to get an idea of what works for our family," says charter sailor Fred Steele.


decisions when it does come time to buy your family’s next boat. On the other end of the spectrum, chartering a new boat is a great way to make the most of limited vacation time. For Joslyn, a 41-foot Hunter with a luxurious salon, 15-inch television and roomy berths made his wedding anniversary extra special. “The yacht itself had everything we needed onboard except for the food and beverages that we brought with us.” Charter sailboats can also help you make a statement. For Greg Sykora, chartering helps him work with business clients. “I do business meetings on the water. You can get a lot done that way. Instead of golfing, we’ll go sailing.” Of course, it helps when you know what you’re doing. Sykora and his brother are longtime sailors, and both have their bareboat certifications, which gives their clients total peace of mind.

Get the Lowdown

It’s worth it to spend some time asking questions of the charter representatives. Whether you’re wondering which boat will be best for your family or where the best places to sail will be, they’ll have answers steeped in the experience of a lifetime of Bay sailing. “I think what’s worked well for us

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is to look through the Waterway Guide and talk with Norton’s to decide where we want to go,” Steele says. “They’ve been everywhere, so they’re a great resource.” And this is particularly important considering the shallow waters of the Chesapeake, and the drafts of your boats of choice. “Rock Hall [MD] is always a lot of fun,” Sykora says. “But make sure you don’t try to drive through the center of the channel! It’s always very entertaining to sit on the dock and watch people get stuck.” Some charter operations will also function as sailing schools. Norton Yachts and Annapolis Bay Charters offer courses and instruction from experienced Bay sailors to get you acquainted with both the boats and the water. From combination sailing school and cruise options to classroombased navigation courses, you have all the tools right at your fingertips to have a great time and get educated. Whatever you do and wherever you go, a charter vacation on the Chesapeake Bay proves time and again that you don’t need to travel all the way down to the British Virgin Islands for a memorable charter experience. The next vacation of your dreams is right outside your door.



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What We Learned Chartering Catamarans A group of eight Annapolis friends took two weekend charters on 40-foot catamarans through Annapolis Bay Charters in September 2010 and 2012. This is what the cat crew learned:

yy Chartering a catamaran enables you to enjoy the company

of more friends than you could fit comfortably on a monohull. yy It’s great fun to greet your friends arriving in water taxis out to meet you in Annapolis Harbor… but be very careful passing big pots of food with precarious coverings from water taxi to swim platform on bumpy evenings. Sealed plastic works better. yy You usually don’t need cup-holders on a catamaran, even Spied in this photo... a paddleboard, two beers, one glass of wine, sailing at eight knots of boat speed. The ride is flat enough a Nook, an iPod, a nap, and six happy catamaran charter customers. to just set your drink on the table. yy With enough duct tape to attach a camera to a mast, who needs a tripod? yy You can have a perfectly good night’s sleep on the trampoline—and there’s nothing better than waking up to look straight at the sun breaking over the horizon. Hungover or not. yy Bring all of your toys, such as kayaks and paddleboards. You will want to use all of them. yy When securing a kayak to the stern of the catamaran for the night, it’s best to actually tie a knot rather than trust a lazy loop. Otherwise, when swimming for the kayak later, you may get stung by nettles in your boxers in front of your amused friends. yy Menu planning is the key to success as proven by all the yumminess we consumed. yy Delta (plow) anchors are useless in the remote reaches of silted creeks. Know where your backup anchor is; you may use it. yy Braving severe thunderstorms is more fun with friends… and sangria.

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Day Chartering on the Chesapeake by Tony Ireland

##A happy crew aboard Crab Imperial off Rock Hall. Photo courtesy of Blue Crab Charters


s captain on a day charter boat in the Chesapeake, I am often asked by clients to entertain them with some amusing anecdotes related to my experiences with other clients. This request is always a bit tricky, since word of mouth is the bread and butter of day chartering. Discretion is paramount if one wants the current client to enjoy themselves (as much as they dare) without fear that some neighbor or colleague will hear of their own exploits. This is not to imply that all those who seek day charters are profligate rowdies, but we certainly don’t discourage a little excess as long as the ship and her passengers are safe. With this in mind, I have begun to respond to this request with two simple, seemingly innocuous words: fried chicken. “Say what—Fried Chicken?” “Yes, ma’am. ‘fried chicken.’” Those are certainly the two most evil words I know. You see, there is something about the mix of fried chicken

and the gracious pitch and yawl of a good boat in a stiff breeze that doesn’t sit well with some folks. The only two times people have gotten sick on this boat, fried chicken was somehow involved. So you see, I learned the hard way that it is best if I provide the food more fitting to the occasion. And then there was this group of sophisticated late-twenty-somethings from a district not far west of Washington

of the boat, and this greatly disturbed my equanimity. And then there was the woman I always think of as Marilyn, as she so reminded me of Marilyn Monroe; short curly blond hair, big pouty lips smeared with the brightest red, amply endowed and overflowing. She was a very attractive woman actually, who managed to lock herself in the head. She didn’t scream or bang, just calmly sat down and waited for us to find her after realizing she was missing. And that is why I always explain how the lock works, although in her case I don’t think it would have helped. Sometimes the guests just want to sit quietly sipping a glass of wine and absorb the scene, the feel of the wind and waves, and take in the beauty of the moment. I like those. But I also enjoy a good bawdy tale now and then, and by far the funniest and bawdiest stories I ever heard was from a group of what I origi-

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nally perceived as housewives on a girls’ afternoon out. Housewives they were, but it turned out they all met as pilots in the Navy—yep, sailors to the core. One story described the trials associated with a female bunkmate on a ship who never washed, and another was about the trials of a young woman in a doctor’s office. I laughed so hard that my stomach ached and tears streamed down my face. The details still make me blush.

And speaking of blushes, one of the most wondrous things to which I been both witness and background participant, is a marriage proposal. I have been honored with this duty on several occasions, and each one fills me with a special joy. There is something hugely innocent and sweet about these trips. I try my best to make them successful. And so far, we are batting a thousand. Some guys do it real casual and don’t discuss details with me

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ahead of time, and some guys have these elaborate plans that require complex logistics, bottles of champagne, flowers, and special music. And yes, since green is the only color a charter captain cares about, we even had the opportunity to witness a same-sex marriage proposal shortly after the new law passed the Maryland legislature. They are all fun, and they all make me wonder why anyone would do such a crazy thing. The loveliest thing about captaining a charter boat is that almost every client is celebrating something. Often it is something official like a birthday, or a wedding anniversary, and sometimes it is just a family or friends celebrating time together. Once in a while, we serve clients celebrating the life of someone who has passed, usually an avid sailor of the Chesapeake. And on the water, it is funny how a few tears blend in so quickly, and how fast smiles at good memories so quickly return. About the Author: Tony Ireland runs day charters on his 42-foot Catalina Licentia from April to October. classicsailcharters.com spinsheet.com

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t’s always fun to meet other Chesapeake Bay sailors who enjoy cruising in some of the same places that I do. Since 2004, William (“Bill”) Kardash has kept Aura, his 1973 S&S Swan 44 in the Mediterranean. Although our paths never crossed overseas, we have since met closer to home. The Annapolis-based sailor commutes to Europe once or twice per year to race or cruise his classic sailboat. He has done “couples cruises” with his wife Judi, inviting other couples to join them for one- or two-week cruises. He also looks forward to his annual “boys cruise” where he invites three other sailing buddies to join him for

a month to six weeks of cruising in the Med. He has raced in three Rolex Swan Cups, twice with Aura (2004 and 2006) and joined the Swan Rendezvous in Elba, Italy, several times. He has cruised in Sardinia, Sicily, the Amalfi Coast, and Aeolian Islands of Italy, the Balearic Islands of Spain, the French Riviera, and Malta, Tunisia, Croatia, Greece, and Turkey. At age 34, Kardash took a sailing class at the Annapolis Sailing School, got hooked, and bought his first sailboat the following year. He started racing but didn’t enjoy buoy racing. He developed a fondness for offshore racing and even joined a leg of one of Jimmy Cornell’s

around-the-world rallies. He lives on Spa Creek and also owns a Dyer 29 for “fishing and creek crawling” on the Chesapeake Bay. Before retiring in 2010, he was able to manage his business from afar by purchasing an international plan for his Blackberry while overseas. He belongs to the Annapolis and New York YCs and the Cruising Club of America. Aura is currently in storage at a boatyard in Olbia, on the east coast of Sardinia, Italy. I was interested in comparing notes with him about his experience sailing in the Med. We got together at a local coffee shop earlier this year and talked about cruising.

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Kardash: I had originally intended to participate in a transatlantic race organized by the New York YC in 2003, but we had serious engine problems that year. After repowering with a new Yanmar, I decided to ship the boat from Newport, RI, to Italy so we could participate in the 2004 Rolex Swan Cup, held in Porto Cervo on the “emerald coast” of Sardinia every two years. We had a good experience with Dockwise, a Dutch-owned yacht shipping company, and I hired a crew to move the boat when it arrived in Italy. We did pretty well in the Swan Cup. I originally thought we would stay over there for a year or two and then sail back with the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC). I liked it so much that we have been in the Med for almost 10 years.


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The main modification I made was to purchase a 220-volt battery charger for dock use to be able to charge the batteries. This was a much simpler solution than converting to 220-volt power or installing a generator. If I could have found someone to make me the kind of dockside inverter that you use on Gyatso [the author’s Tayana 37 cutter], I would have preferred that. I also had to install an LPG adapter for the propane tank, but that’s it. We have a water maker but don’t use it in the Med, not with all of the great bottled water so readily available! Because we race Aura, I have been reluctant to make changes that add weight. The electric windlass I purchased is still sitting in the box. I didn’t want to switch to anchor chain. As a result, we don’t anchor out very often,Mbut A G A this Z I N E hasn’t been a problem. Most of the harbors we visit


have fixed Med moorings with “lazy lines” or some other arrangement that works for us. After time cruising in the Med during the hot summers, we had a sun awning made, and this makes it bearable. We also had a pasarelle built to make boarding the boat from the stern easier.

What do you like most about cruising in the Med?

It’s the whole package. There is such great history to be explored and so much to see in the Med. The real draw for me is the history and culture. My grandfather was born in a small village on Sicily. I rented a car and visited his hometown of Lercara Friddi near Palermo. No one spoke English, but when a local man discovered we were Americans, he took us to see a plaque honoring Frank Sinatra. On the wall next to it were incredible photographs of American GIs from World War II. We ate a great meal in the village. It was a fantastic experience. We’ve had so many experiences like that. I regret that we can’t spend more time there.


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The cruising guides and electronic charts are great. We use the excellent Imray guides and Nobletec electronic charts along with paper charts. You can find everything you need over there in terms of marine services and parts. I always say to friends interested in cruising in Europe not to judge the prices over there based on what you pay on a holiday in Paris. The prices for marinas are very reasonable, for the most part. I usually pay about a dollar a foot, or the equivalent of $45 per day. Fuel is expensive at seven to nine dollars per gallon, but we burn less than one gallon per hour. If you’re thinking about going to Europe, don’t wait. It’s an adventure of a lifetime.

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##Kinship crew day of departure in Las Palmas (L-R): Dennis, Mia, Andrew, and Tim.


hen my husband Andy Schell and I got an e-mail from Tim Szabo in January asking us to sail across the Atlantic on the Saga 43 Kinship, it was tough knowing we both couldn’t do it. One of us had to be home for work, but one of us could go. I told Andy from the beginning, “I want to go, but I want your dad to come with me.” Ever since Andy and I started ocean sailing, I always felt that Andy was a step ahead of me, and I don’t like it. He went on his first ocean passage while I was sitting at my desk studying for an exam in Sweden. He has more ocean miles than I do, and started sailing way before I did. At least now I could jump ahead and get my third Atlantic crossing, one up on him. On January 2, Andy’s dad Dennis and I flew to Las Palmas, Gran Canaria. It is a small island that belongs to Spain and is located just off the cost of Morocco.

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Las Palmas is an international port with boats from everywhere going everywhere, a popular stepping stone for the Atlantic crossing. Kinship was supposed to sail in the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) in November, but turned around due to leaks. Tim, the owner of Kinship, spent many hours working on the boat, and she was ready to go when we got there. Andrew Hassett, an Irish guy Tim met in Las Palmas, joined us. We departed on Sunday, January 6, but had to turn around already after the second night, when we broke one of the shrouds. We all were impressed with Las Palmas and what we got done during the turnaround. The broken shroud got replaced, Kinship got hauled out to fix some leaks we found, and we bought some extra food to make the crew happy. Our second departure was Saturday, January 12. The weather window was better

than perfect. With easterly winds, we set up the pole and poled out the staysail with a reefed main and didn’t touch the sails for several days. The sky was blue during the daytime and full of stars at night. But as we got further south, clouds started to form, and we experienced the typical trade wind squalls. We could see them coming up behind us, a dark curtain, and a few minutes later the wind increased and rain came pouring down. Luckily, the squalls only gave us a good boost of speed and lasted 10 minutes at the most. Halfway across the Atlantic, Walter the Whale came to visit us. He was about 20 feet long with a light grey belly and a typical whale face. As we were taking down the pole one day, he surfaced just off our port bow and then swam with us for about an hour. I had never experienced anything like this. He came up on the port side, swam under the boat, turned onto his side, and spinsheet.com

showed us his belly. We all declared this was the highlight of the trip. Tim admitted though that he was a bit nervous and says, “I don’t like big things around my boat.” The Kinship crossing was a bit more luxurious than what I am used to on my own yawl Arcturus. Tim has a watermaker, fridge and freezer, autopilot, chart plotter, radar, and shower. On top of that, two water generators produced all the power. And it all worked. Thanks to the fridge and freezer, we ate like kings and queens. I love to cook and bake during passages. This time, we enjoyed pork loin and steaks, fresh vegetables, cold milk, yogurt for breakfast, and best of all, cheese! I even got to surprise the boys with a glass of Coke with ice as a “one week at sea celebration” and a cold bottle of bubbles at half way. I baked apple cake and bread, and the theory on losing weight on a passage did not exist on Kinship. The days went by, and that perfect weather forecast we saw in the beginning of the trip held true. It was 20 days of downwind sailing, something none of us aboard had ever experienced. Thanks to that, we never got seasick. Everyone got good sleep. Andrew brought a guitar along,

and many nights I fell asleep to him playing. Dennis’s mission on the trip was to figure out how the single sideband worked, and I managed to read my first book in Norwegian. Tim just enjoyed the sailing. To be quite honest, I think his mission was to sail the boat back to the Caribbean safely, especially with the two turnarounds in the back of his head. On January 31, we spotted land for the first time in 20 days. Dennis saw something off the port bow, but it soon disappeared behind a squall line. As we got closer, we could see St. Martin clear and Saba sticking up like a pyramid next to it. I also saw St. Barths, and the islands Nevis, St. Kitts, and Statia became easier to identify. To me, it was almost overwhelming coming in from the ocean and seeing them at a distance, having spent some time on those islands when I worked for Broadreach. I really wished Andy could

have been there to share the moment with me. We had a beautiful cruise through the channel between St. Martin and Anguilla as the sun came down, followed by a notso-nice night with pouring down rain. Our final destination was Nanny Cay, Tortola, where the Kinship saga once started, in April last year. I came down to Nanny Cay to sail Kinship in ARC Europe across the Atlantic to Portugal, via Bermuda and the Azores. Now, nine months later, Tim and I have both completed the Atlantic circuit onboard Kinship, just two slips down from where we left. I pulled out my final surprise as the last line was secured, a cold bottle of bubbles to celebrate a successful trip. Tim is planning to take the boat all the way home this spring to Solomons on the Chesapeake Bay, where she normally lives. As for what comes next, who knows? Tim’s mantra is always “one ocean at a time.”

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xcuse me if this is a little disjointed. Shifting around in my office chair is failing to induce comfort. Three solid hours of wiping down a vessel’s bottom—lurking like Gollum around the wet, bumpy, and hard underbelly of a boat on the hard—can give you a serious case of “gravel butt.” Bumps and bruises dot my legs and hind quarters, and unknown shoulder muscles ache like never before. But, all that was for a good cause: getting the boat’s bottom ready for paint and the spring splash. By the time you read this, I already will have left my Senior Editor position here at SpinSheet Magazine for good family reasons. But, I couldn’t exit without first thanking our clubs and


their club reporters. With the watch changes each winter, we have been sad to see some friends retire from their Club Notes duties. However, we have welcomed new friends who have enthusiastically stepped up to the plate. Several of you, though, have kept us and our readers posted on an uninterrupted schedule since the beginning of SpinSheet. Thanks to all of our clubs for sharing your fun cruising, racing, and social stories and photos with us every month. It’s been a distinct pleasure helping to make your voices heard in this fine publication. My ship is sailing to the Bay and beyond. So, by April 10, send clubs@spinsheet.com your Club Notes, high-resolution photos, and Club Directory updates.

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ight, Chesapeake YC (CYC) member Henry Lovell daydreams about the upcoming boating season at the club while visiting with friends in Miami, FL. For information about CYC, check out our Facebook page or go to our website. —by Monica Lovell / chesapeakeyachtclub.com


Did March Come in Like a Lion or a Lamb?

don’t know! But one thing the Alberg 30 OneDesign Association is sure of is that “daylight saving time” began at 2 a.m. March 10, and spring began 7:02 a.m. March 20. We are hard at work getting our boats ready for the Early Bird Cruise to Rideout Creek April 20-21, hosted by Mike and Pat Meinhold. T. C. William is coordinating club participation in the NOOD Regatta. We expect seven or eight boats to be at the starting line and that speaks volumes for a club that will have 50 years of continuous participation in 2014. Is this a great country or what? —by Barb and Jim Palmer / alberg30.org ##Soon… Photo by CYC’s Monica Lovell

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n March 9, catboaters from as far away as North Carolina gathered at the Rock Hall YC for the Chesapeake Catboat Association’s annual meeting. Our fearless leader Marc Cruder skillfully managed a full agenda. Various members gave numerous reports, and web guru Butler Smythe closed the meeting with information about our website. Our next event is the Pax River Shootout Memorial Day weekend. —by David Morrow / chesapeakecatboats.org

##This February, Bill and Sally Jack joined Jeff and Barb Banks, Lou and Cindy Diana, and Harvey and Sandra Paskin in Florida for Catalina camaraderie.


See You on the Bay

uring Catalina Fleet 3’s spring meeting April 6 at Yellowfin on the South River, we will finalize our raft-up schedule for the coming season. A good time will be had by all. Our Memorial Day Wine Tasting Raft-Up will return to the West River over Memorial Day weekend, and we look forward to once again sampling lots of wine. We have invited the All Catalina Fleet to join us since we had such fun with them at the Oktoberfest raft-up last fall. Of course as always, Catalina Fleet 3 (above) monitors VHF radio channel 72 on the Bay, and we are always open for impromptu events… —by Bill and Sally Jack / c36fleet3.com

##Seven sailors and a kayak… from Kingsmill YC.


Of Course, You’re Invited…

he Kingsmill YC’s non-profit Community Education program (above) offers several courses this spring, including basic seamanship and yachting knots April 23 and dry sailing instruction May 21 and 28. The courses are held at the Mounts Bay Recreation Center in Williamsburg; for more details, see the calendar on page 29. —by David Chin / davidrchin@juno.com

M ##Leaders of a group interested in forming a Hunter SA Southern Fleet met with commodore Mike Crothers, vice commodore John Knisley, and membership chair Sue Reitz at the end of Norton Yachts’ “Everything Sail” Seminar. Photo by Toni Knisley


Finally! News of a Raft-Up

t last, we can talk about a raft-up this month. Some of the boats at the Hunter SA (above) dinner April 20 will raft up, others will anchor out by themselves, some will have slips, and several will drive their land yachts to the Inn at Pirates Cove in Galesville, MD. March saw us burning our socks during the annual Shipwreck Party at the Kent Island YC; we thank that club for sharing its lovely facility. Check out next month’s SpinSheet for details about our Safe Boating Week/ Memorial Day Raft-Up. —by Carl Reitz / hsa1.org

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Welcome, Onboard

eet SpinSheet’s newest club: the St. Mary’s River YC (SMRYC). Following a highly successful Winter Social at the St. Mary’s College Boathouse, SMRYC has finalized our 2013 racing, cruising, and social calendar. Founded in 1947 by residents primarily along the St. Mary’s River in Southern Maryland, the club is one of the oldest continuously active “social clubs with a sailing problem” on the Bay. We host an active racing schedule (both a season series and cup races) on the St. Mary’s River for Ensigns and Hobies, plus occasional small-boat racing for Vanguards and FJs. Our club also is the home of Ensign Fleet 10, with more than 15 boats registered. In recent years, we have added cruising activities primarily along the southern Potomac and Virginia’s Northern Neck. In lieu of a clubhouse, most of our social activities and post-race rendezvous are hosted at members’ homes on a rotating basis. While ours is an “invitation-only” club, non-members are always welcome to join our races for the fun of competition and join members at cruise destinations. Many of our Ensign skippers are frequently on the lookout for crew. Interested? Check our website. —by Bob Smith / smryc.org spinsheet.com


Setting Sails on the Sassafras orsica River YC members await Comet and Laser racing May 11, the Junior Regatta July 18, and the Annual Regatta July 27-28. —by Joe Della Barba / cryc.org

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hanks to Jeanneau America, members of the Jeanneau Sailing Owners (JSO) group enjoy a 10-percent discount on parts through December 31, 2013. If you like raft-ups, camaraderie, sailing your Jeanneau, and “discounts” on your parts, check us out. New members are always welcome! —by Gabe Fontana / jsogroup.org


Forty-Five Knots? Holy Cow!

t’s true. The Southern Chesapeake Bay is becoming a hotbed of activity for Tartan 34 Classic Association sailors. Tim Dull, our regional captain for the new Southern MidAtlantic region, sails Skymark out of Norfolk, VA (right). He has rendezvous planned for this season, including a cruise to Wilson Creek off the Ware River at Birch Douglass’s dock May 24-26, featuring “water taxi” service, a potluck gathering, and news of other events for the season; and the Riverwalk Landing Marina in Yorktown, VA, July 3-4. Visit our website to follow Richard Lariviere’s progress up the East Coast to a homecoming gala June 1 at the Shrewsbury Sailing and YC in New Jersey. He will have completed a year-long trip from Lake Champlain to LaRochelle, France, and back. Join us to celebrate his return and hear about his adventures. —by Grace Holt / tartan34classic.org

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arly bird cruisers in the Chesapeake Bay Tartan Sailing Club (CBTSC) (right) will head for Historic London Town on the South River May 11-12, led by Peter and Cathy Kreyling. The venue boasts a 23-acre park and museum, with displays of history, archaeology, and horticulture. Come by boat or by car, and enjoy the mile-long trail through the Woodland Garden and the Ornamental Gardens, which will be in full springtime bloom. Afterward, don’t miss the Kreyling’s traditional onboard rum tasting. New to our website is the Cruising Forum, which gives members a chance to share notes about destinations on the Chesapeake and is accessible by e-mail. As the season gets going, this resource will be a great help in planning cruises to unfamiliar waters. —by Grace Holt / cbtsc.org ##Peter and Cathy Kreyling race their Tartan 37, White Bird, in the CBTSC Regatta in 2010. This year, they are hosting our annual Early Bird (“Rum-Tasting”) Cruise.


Having a Ball

he Old Point Comfort YC annual Commodore’s Ball was a real “FantaSea” experience. The highlight of this occasion was the spectacular overhead decoration developed by our rear commodore-logistics, June O’Brien, and constructed by many members. Suspended from the ceiling of the ballroom was a huge octopus “swimming” in the “sea.” All evening, members danced and partied in the sea, as is most appropriate for a yacht club activity. One of the events was the installation of the board of officers, led by commodore Curtis Morris. —by Eileen Turner / opcyc.org

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Sail on, Sunrise

olish Sailor Krystian Szypka is preparing his Dickerson Farr 37 Sloop Sunrise for OSTAR 2013 (below). This challenging single-handed transatlantic race starts May 27 in Plymouth, England, and finishes 3000 miles later in Newport, RI (ostar.rwyc.org). Szypka is doing some rigging modifications, upgrading his electronics, and seeking to obtain new sails to handle the strong oceanic winds. His courageous “OSTAR for Dydek” project is a tribute to WNBA basketball player Malgorzata-Margo Dydek. From 1983 to 1985, Dickerson Boatbuilders in Trappe, MD, built 13 high-performance, fiberglass Dickerson Farr 37 sloops for Bruce Farr and Associates. When introduced in Annapolis, Bert Jabins’ Babe trounced her class, winning the first race by more than six minutes. We hope that Szypka will speak at the Dickerson Owners Association Rendezvous June 14-15 in Oxford. Join our club in sponsoring Sunrise so she can fly a new suit of sails to win OSTAR 2013. —by Joe Slavin / dickersonowners.org


Taking the “H” Out of Whine

s the days grow longer and warmer, members of the Herrington Harbour SA (HHSA) (below) are working hard to finish re-commissioning tasks and get out on the water again, whether to participate in our highly successful racing program, or to catch up with cruising buddies in a scenic Bay anchorage. At the Spring Member’s Meeting, the board presented reports and plans for the season. The Race Management Seminar will be April 7 at Herrington Harbour South. The ever-popular Wednesday evening race series will begin with a practice race April 17. The season’s first official race will be April 24. Hard-core cruisers will join Maris and Linda Eshleman for the April Fool’s Cruise to Oxford April 20-21. A highlight is dinner at Latitude 38, after working up an appetite sailing up the Choptank! More enjoyment for the gourmets and gourmands among us April 27-28, when Dave and Laurie Albert will host a Wine and Dine Cruise. Pique your appetite? Details are on our website! —by Paula Grenier / hhsa.org

##Krystian Szypka on Sunrise. ##Hank and Lil Chalkley with Rich Ordeman savor HHSA’s Soup Night.

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n April, Sailing Chavurah members are driving to Gettysburg, PA, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and the signing of the “Emancipation Proclamation.” Social chairs Barry and Fern Silverman have planned a full weekend of activities from Friday night dinner through Sunday’s brunch, with a tour of the Gettysburg Battlefield. On Sunday, commodore Steve Permison will conduct a business meeting during which we will review our summer sailing schedule. Gene Novak will get us in the sailing mood by showing us the America’s Cup movie, “Sail to Glory,” now restored onto DVD. —by Andrea Landis / sailingchavurah.com


Trophy Season?

elow, Peter Trogdon and John Sherwood of the Harbor 20 Fleet recently received Annapolis YC’s diMarzo Centennial Cup. Howard Brooks crafted a gorgeous wood base from hand-selected, exotic, tropical wood; and Weems & Plath did the custom engraving, color logo, and mounting. Two important regattas are planned for May 11 and October 7. —by Peter Trogdon / harbor20.org/news/fleet-5

Just 15 Minutes from Philadelphia


he Cooper River YC in Collingswood, NJ, will offer a three-week adult “learn to sail” class on weekday evenings May 4-21 using Precision 15 sailboats. This course emphasizes on-the-water training and will introduce boating safety, rules of the road, knots and lines, sailboat rigging and unrigging, dock departures and landings, and sailing skills, such as beating, reaching, running, tacking, and gybing. No previous sailing experience is necessary; our club provides the boats, life jackets, instructors, instructional materials, and facilities. The course fee is $200. Additional adult sailing classes are offered during June, July, and August. —by Marcella Ridenour / cooperriveryc.org 76 April 2013 SpinSheet

##At the Annapolis YC (L-R): John Sherwood, Kevin McNeil, Peter Trogdon, and Chip Thayer. Photo by Nathan Adams


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n January 25, the Corinthians held our annual Awards Dinner at the New York YC in New York City. The Annapolis Corinthian Fleet made an outstanding showing at the event, with several fleet members taking home distinguished awards (below). Past master Carl Larsen received the premier Delano Trophy for best representing the “Spirit of the Association.” In addition to his duties as master, Carl and his wife Tulinda have actively supported numerous activities over many years, including the Spirit Rider Regatta and ‘Fun & Games’ on the Annual Cruise. Past fleet captain Dick Tudan and member Corky Rittenbaugh received the Cutty Sark Trophy for safely bringing home the crew of Spring Moon, which was lost at sea during a vicious offshore Atlantic storm in 2012. Henry Meneely received the Cooke Trophy for critically assisting Fred and Nancy Wilson’s Weetamo and Leigh and Carol Seaver’s All that Jazz in a single day, towing the latter 18 miles to her home port. —by Cynthia Pyron / thecorinthians.org

##Corinthian master Dick Woods and event organizer Cynthia Pyron with Annapolis Fleet award winners Carl and Tulinda Larsen, Dick Tudan, Corky Rittenbaugh, and Henry Meneely.


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ast year, the Alerion Express 28 Chesapeake Fleet completed its first season of one-design racing. While casual racing at previous rendezvous is a fun part of the get-together, Annapolis-area owners kicked that up a bit by hosting 14 races in five one-design regattas from mid-May to early-September. Eleven Alerion Express 28s competed in one or more of those races. Here’s the schedule for 2013: Spring Regatta May 11, Leukemia Cup Regatta June 1, One-Design Classic June 29, Summer One-Design Regatta July 27, Boatyard Bar & Grill Regatta August 24, and Fall Regatta September 7, hosted by either the Annapolis YC or Eastport YC. The requirements are simple: one Alerion Express 28 of any vintage with a nonoverlapping jib and no spinnaker. The first Alerion to finish each regatta will receive a trophy. October 5 brings our annual rendezvous at Herrington Harbour South. —by Paul Rohrkemper / chesapeakealerion.org

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An Epic Journey


ack Creek YC’s (BCYB) (right) Molly Stone testified on behalf of House Bill 548 that would cap the fivepercent excise tax on boats at $10,000 to help preserve marine-related jobs and businesses in Maryland, lost when boats leave Maryland to avoid higher taxes. On March 9, after dinner at the Woodfire Restaurant in Severna Park, we attended Matt Rutherford’s presentation recounting his Northwest Passage and sail down around Cape Horn back to the Chesapeake Bay on a 27-foot Albin-Vega. His epic endeavor took 309 days, 18 hours, and 38 minutes, while overcoming icebergs, fog, high seas, and the cold. He also discussed his Ocean Research Project to explore the Atlantic “Garbage Patch” between Bermuda and the Azores, documenting plastic debris in ocean currents. Our St. Patrick’s Day party March 16 featured dinner and Irish music at the Kilarney House Pub in Davidsonville, MD. April 20 brings our Spring Fling, and May 4 features our Boating Season Kickoff and New Member Party. —by Otto Hetzel / backcreekyc.org


Setting a Course for Spring

rom April to June, the Rockville Sail and Power Squadron hosts boating courses on seamanship, coastal navigation, sail trim, marine radar, and paddling safety. Check out the calendar on spinsheet.com for more details. —by Patricia Peter / rspsonline.org

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he Annapolis Sailors Club is having a social event April 7 for club skippers. Last year, we had a great turnout. Since there are so many more of us, we are doing more of a social format so everyone can meet before we all hit the water. If any of you would like to join us, please do! —by Vicki Hurt / meetup.com/Annapolis-Sailors-Club


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or members of the Southern Maryland SA, April brings Opening Day, small-boat and keelboat racing, meetings, a commodore’s dinner, the Little Choptank Race, the Spring Invitational, Friday happy hours at the clubhouse, and courses on first aid, boater safety, and sailing 101. —by Sandy Leitner / smsa.com


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he ospreys have returned, covers are beginning to come off boats, and the Potapskut SA (PSA) hosted our St. Patrick’s Day Potluck Brunch March 17. This was a time for members to come out of winter hibernation and once again enjoy our unparalleled view of the harbor and Magothy River. We are planning a very special 75th anniversary party this year and hope to have families and some old friends join us May 4. If you attended PSA Junior Sail, or are a former member of PSA, contact blacornalley@aol.com for more details about this event. The day will be filled with on-the-water events, a blessing of the harbor, food and drink, music, and celebration. Few of us were alive in 1938 when our founders created this little piece of paradise, but we are very thankful for their gift! —by Shirley Wise / psasailing.com spinsheet.com

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hesapeake Catalina YC members have already enjoyed Game Night at one of the members’ home, a wine tasting at a Virginia winery, and a luncheon/meeting at the Rusty Scupper in Baltimore. The next few events are a brunch at Carrol’s Creek Cafe in Annapolis, an Icebreaker at Truxton Park on Spa Creek, and a raft-up for Memorial Day Weekend in the West River. This September, I’ll host a week-long cruise to visit several great Bay anchorages when the temps are moderate and there’s usually wind. —by Michael Davis / sailccyc.org


Meetings of the Mind

n addition to hosting boating courses, the Chesapeake Area Professional Captains Association (CAPCA) (below) meets each month in Edgewater, MD; our meetings are free and open to the public. For the April 22 event, John McDevitt will discuss electrical safety in the marine environment; and on May 20, Bill Klepczynski will discuss navigation from Harrison to GPS. —by Sally Smith / capca.net

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he PR team at the Colonial Sail and Power Squadron in Williamsburg, VA, is working in overdrive promoting the fourth annual Biggest Little Poker Run at the Dare Marina and Yacht Sales of Yorktown, VA, June 15. This year, we expect up to 300 poker players all enjoying the warm summer water to help support the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. Bring your standup paddleboard, inner tube, dinghy, Jet Ski, scull, kayak, canoe, and anything else that floats. Let the games begin. —by Bill Walsh / usps.org/localusps/colonial

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Club 420 High Point finishers (L-R): Lilli Salvesen, Charlie Lomax, AJ Libby, JD Parks, and Andrew Schoene

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Junior High Point Awards


he Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association (CBYRA) held its Junior High Point and Annual Awards Ceremony March 9 at the Eastport Democratic Club in Annapolis, and the results are in: Chesapeake Bay Open/Junior Olympics 2012

Commonwealth of Virginia Championship 2012 Hosted at Fishing Bay YC Optimist Hannah Steadman, Fishing Bay YC Laser Radial Matt Schofield, Severn SA 420 Andrew Schoene and JD Parks, Severn SA

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International 420 Open Junior Championship Trophy Charlie Lomax and Evan Morgan, Annapolis YC

Gary Jobson Trophy—Laser Radial Alexander Hanna, Hampton YC

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Terry Hutchinson Trophy—420 Zachary Hill and Gabe Smith, Severn SA Joan Laurel Watts Memorial Trophy—Laser Radial McKay Hanna, Hampton YC

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CORUM Cup Optimist Hannah Steadman, Fishing Bay YC Laser Radial Matt Schofield, Severn SA Sloop—Club 420 Andrew Schoene and JD Parks, Severn SA Congrats also to all the fine competitors, including other racers who placed within the top 10 in their racing slots and of course, all of the dedicated regatta rats for 2012. Optimist Overall (Second to Fifth) Jed Londrey, Gray Benson, Leo Boucher, and Garrett Levy Laser Radial Overall (Second to 10th) Austin Powers, Conrad Roos, Phillip Schofield, Gray Kiger, Aaron Helmly, Christian Filter, Sarah Alexander, Christopher Gibbs, and Graeme Alderman Club 420 Overall (Second to 10th) Patrick Floyd and AJ Libby, Charlie Lomax and Evan Morgan, Elena Vandenberg and Lilli Salvesen, Zachary Hill and Gabe Smith, Andrew Harrington and Belle Strachan, Kyle Comerford and Liam Harr, Harrison Hawk and Cailin Oakes, Hannah Polster and Ali McDonald, and Matthew Greenfeld and Andrew Reed.

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Many thanks to the Race Committee of the Year: Annapolis YC and Severn SA; CBYRA’s 18-member Junior Division; and the Bay clubs that make junior racing events possible, including the Annapolis YC, Fishing Bay YC, Hampton YC, Miles River YC, North East River YC, Rappahannock River YC, Rock Hall YC, Severn SA, Tred Avon YC, and West River Sailing Club. cbyrajuniorsailing.org

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A Clean Boat Means a Happy Boat

ith an array of intersectional regattas coming up as we head into championship season for high school and college sailing, I thought it would be a good time to review some boat basics that can really make or break a race. The new boat checklist is something that for most sailors has been drilled into our minds from day one; however, there are always those “Oh No!” moments when we realize that it is too late to check the

universal on the tiller extension and that it really is uncomfortable and unstable to just hold onto the tiller in 15-plus knots of breeze… So there we have it: check over your boats. And then check over it again, and while you’re at it, get a friend or crew to also check over the boat. While most coaches will say that it is the crew’s job to go through the checklist, the boat gets a much more thorough evaluation if both the skipper and crew go through the

Main. Is it up all the way? Is the halyard twisted? Is it cleated correctly?

Jib. How does it look? Is the shackle on the halyard closed or open? Is it taped? If not, gauge whether you have time to tape so that it cannot open. What do your jib sheets look like? Are they twisted? Check out the jib blocks—is there a spring? Is there a ring-ding? Will the ring-ding try to take your leg off when you hike out? If so, grab that handy electrical tape! Centerboard. Do you have a bungee that holds the centerboard down? Is it too tight? Too loose? Too spent? If it is too loose, you might want to wrap it around a few more times than usual. ##Have you checked your 8 knot and half hitch on your outhaul?

Outhaul. Always, always, always tie an eight-knot at the end of the outhaul; then, for extra measure, tie a half hitch around the boom.

These may seem like simple factors, but a happy boat makes racing much easier. At most regattas, switching boats happens fairly quickly, as the race committee is typically pretty eager to get the most races in before the wind shuts off or before schools have to hop a plane or drive 12 hours back to their homelands. If you are 84 April 2013 SpinSheet

checklist, communicating with one another about what they see and what needs to change. Communication is the key aspect of this, as occasionally a skipper might miss something important that a crew can point out or vice versa. The skipper and crew can create a routine together that not only gets the boat feeling good but also helps boost skipper and crew communications and effectiveness in the boat. Check below for more specific tips on boat set up.

Vang. Is it twisted? Do you have enough leash to pull on it when you need to? Is it too long? Will it get caught in your crew’s ponytail when you tack? Cunningham. Do you have one? Is it in the right spot? Is it actually through the sail? Hiking Straps. Are they properly adjusted for your height? Are they too tight? Too loose? Are they tied up at all? If in a 420, are you missing a sail tie that can tie it up? Rudder. Is your rudder down all the way? Loop the line around the tiller after cleating it in a couple of half hitches. Is your tiller universal newer than 1993? Plugs. Are they all in? If not, and you have water in your boat, grab your teammates and get that extra water out of the tanks! Clean House. Where is your bailer? Get all the water out of the boat, tie up all extra lines, and put them neatly in the halyards, tucked away so that no one will trip on them during the race. No lines should be over the side of the boat, and once you are finished bailing, tuck your bailer away so that you will not slip on it later.

switching out quickly or even switching fleets of boats, take a moment to chat with your teammates in the other division to get a sense of what needs to be looked over when you switch into that fleet. As a crew, I always found it handy to jot down something that I noticed about a particular school’s fleet of boats. That way,

I could remember it for the next regatta at that venue. For example, if the jib sheets were short, or if the centerboard bungee was extra tight; these would be factors you could note and share with your teammates later on, and maybe even practice with these factors before racing your next event in those boats. spinsheet.com

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ast month, the Chesapeake Bay YRA (CBYRA) handed out awards to the 2012 High Point winners at the Eastport Democratic Club in Annapolis. CBYRA presented a series of special and annual performance awards as well. Jackson Biddle, skipper of the J/105 Rum Puppy took home both the City of Annapolis Trophy and Crossland Trophy for best overall performance and best cruising one-design yacht in CBYRA Annapolis Race Week. Erik Wulff, owner of Endorphin, claimed the Silhouette Trophy for best performance of a PHRF yacht at the same event, while J/80 owners Brian

and Kristen Robinson of Angry Chameleon won the Calvert Trophy for top Anne Arundel County competitor. Jim Sagerholm and Jerry Christophel, owners of the J/35 Aunt Jean, won the Lady Anne Arundel Trophy for highest scoring skipper in Anne Arundel County for the 2012 season and the J.F. Healy Memorial Trophy for overall cruising onedesign champions. The LaBrot Trophy for overall handicap champion for the 2012 season belongs to Andew Eyring of Hero Squad in PHRF A1. The Decker Magothy Memorial Trophy, still under review at the time of the

ceremony, was eventually awarded to Shep Drain on Heyday for best performance in PHRF in region 2. The Shawn Hadley Memorial “Foredeck with a Winning Spirit” Trophy went to Tyler Pelloni. CBYRA recognized scorers Charlie Husar in cruising one design, Doug Dykman in multihull, Mike Mularky in PHRF regions 1-3, and Tom Roberts in PHRF region 4. The top race committee of 2012 went to the Annapolis YC and Severn SA for the USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival. Following are High Point Standings as reported by CBYRA:

##Jack Yaissle’s Amadeus team, shown here at the Solomons Race start, placed first in 2012 CBYRA High Point standings in PHRF A for region 3SE. Photo by Dan Phelps

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CBYRA High Point Standings (continued) Region 3AW - PHRF A1 1 2 3 4 5

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t press time, 280 competitors had registered for Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week, two dozen of those from the Chesapeake Bay. Many of the entries, of course, hail from the Carolinas, but others travel as far as from Florida, Missouri, Illinois, New Jersey, and Toronto, Canada, to enjoy the mild spring weather in Charleston, SC, and face the challenge of the many competitors who savor one-design racing and who fear not the infamous local currents. The event, which will unfold April 18-21, has become largely a trailerable onedesign contest—this year starring 52 J/70s. Fifty-two! Fourteen of the J/70s hail from the Bay (and we’re claiming Little Rascal from Lewes, DE, as one of the regional family). Among the other sizeable one-design fleets thus far are the Viper 640s with 36 entries; Melges 24s with 33; and the Melges 20s with 32. Four of the surprisingly small J/80 fleet of six hail from Annapolis. The J/24, J/22, and Ultimate 20 fleets will be in on the action as well. When it comes

##Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week 2013 unfolds April 18-21. Photo by Meredith Block

to larger boats, HPR, Swan 42, J/111, and Tartan 10 classes will compete in an offshore racing circle. Three 10-boat PHRF divisions and a 19-boat pursuit division will also compete in the offshore circle. You’ll see a SpinSheet staffer roaming the party tent for pictures, and we will provide a few pictures and stories on

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##Allan Terhune (left) and team won the J/22 Midwinter Championship Regatta. Photo courtesy of the J/22 Class Association

nnapolis sailor Allan Terhune controlled the competition at the J/22 Midwinter Championship Regatta February 27 to March 2 at David Island YC (DIYC) in Tampa, FL, to win by 14 points. Racing Dazzler with Katie Terhune, Jeff Linton, and Louise Neuberger, Terhune dropped his lowest score of only 4 and kept a line of 3-1-1-11-1-2 for just 10 points in the eight-race series. Quick to praise the host DIYC, Terhune says, “We couldn’t have had a better three days of sailing—warm, good breeze, challenging and fun!” Chris Doyle of Kenmore, NY, finished in second place with 24 points; and Casey Lambert of Seabrook, TX, came in third with 28 points. Dazzler led from day one in the 15-boat fleet, and Terhune voiced that it was “unfortunate for anyone who missed this fun regatta. The race committee was great, and the social events were all fun.” The J/22 class is gearing up for its 30th anniversary with a World Championship in October in Newport, RI. Terhune was happy to start off his year in such an exciting manner. He says, “We were able to work on our teamwork and tuning and start off the season right... We’ve started our road to Worlds!” In the final day of racing on Saturday, winds averaged around 14 knots in race eight, and then increased to a sustained 28, so race nine was abandoned. The J/22 class extends its appreciation to DIYC and its volunteers, including PRO Mike Dawson and regatta chair Trista Snook. Visit j22mw.com for complete results.

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ongtime volunteer race committee chairman at Annapolis YC (AYC), Chip Thayer resigned this past winter. A 30-year resident of Wilmington, DE, and former DuPont research manager, Thayer used to race on the Sassafras River, was active in the yacht club, later becoming commodore, and eventually migrated to the more competitive racing scene in Annapolis in 1984 to appease his teenaged kids. “I always felt that you should give something back to the sport,” Thayer says. “I truly believe that serving on the race committee makes you a better racer. You see things on the committee boat that you don’t see from inside your boat.” Among the significant international events Thayer oversaw during his 20-year tenure as race committee chair were the Star World Championships, J/22 World Championships, J/24 World Championships, and Mumm 30 World Championships. He spoke of his pride in running the biennial Annapolis to Newport Race in his farewell speech at a private reception attended by a few hundred people at AYC at the end of February. He made the crowd laugh

##Gary Jobson, Joannie Thayer, AYC commodore Kevin McNeil, and the guest of honor, volunteer race committee chair since 1992, Chip Thayer. Photo by Molly Winans

Thayer was also appreciative of his wife Joannie’s substantial contributions to AYC’s race committee all along and noted that she was “one of the finest mark boat people we’ve ever had.”

when he noted that the most likeable aspects of managing the race committee for the Volvo Ocean Race restart were the excitement and fanfare—and then, the boats left and did not return.





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Bay Sailors (and Elvis) at the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta


Jordan’s team placed first overall in the bareboat 4 division with Berry’s in fourth place of 13 competitors. Most importantly, they had an amazing time enjoying the spectacular party scene that is the regatta’s hallmark. Annapolis sailor Tom Cobin ditched spring projects on his own boat to join the crew. He writes of the Elvis photo (left): “This was during the long parade of boats back through the drawbridge into Simpson Lagoon from Simpson Bay, after the final day of racing March 3. With huge yachts coming together in several lines—very much like a highway merge— the partying was well underway: music blasting and Elvis ‘in the house’! This catamaran actually won its class [multihull 1] and ran away with three bullets. They have crew shirts and a spinnaker with a black and white Elvis logo.” Visit regattaguru.com for complete results and jworldannapolis.com for more about racing programs.

ine sailors from Washington, DC, Annapolis, and Nashville, TN, along with J/World Annapolis and Chesapeake Boating Club staff Jeff Jordan, Kristen Berry, Kevin Ryman, and Dave Manheimer competed in the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta February 28 to March 3 on two chartered Beneteau Oceanis 43s. “Much of our business comes from ‘repeat offenders,’” says J/World co-director Kristen Berry. “To keep our returning customers happy, we have to continue to provide new opportunities for them to learn and experience performance sailing. The Heineken is a great example of a program that is perfectly suited to customers who are looking for new challenges or ##Photo by ‘bucket list’ events.” Tom Cobin

##Action at the Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regatta 2012. Photo by Dan Phelps

Gearing Up for the Annapolis NOOD Chesapeake racers and one-design sailors up and down the East Coast are gearing up for Sailing World’s annual Sperry Top-Sider National Offshore One-Design (NOOD) Regatta hosted by Annapolis YC May 3-5. Stay tuned to the May issue of SpinSheet for a preview of the event. Click to sailingworld.com/ nood-regattas/annapolis to register.


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Cracking the Rule Book


art of the fun of small-boat, onedesign sailing is that because speed differences are often small, we enjoy frequent interactions with one another on the race course. Those interactions can be a ton of fun—or a hot mess, depending on the scenario. Having a good grasp of the Racing Rules of Sailing can make those hot messes a little, well, lukewarm. Over the years, I’ve become, I believe, pretty good at understanding the rules and how they define how our “game” of sailing is played. I feel I’ve had a better-than-average sense for when I was right and when I was wrong, even if I couldn’t always quote a rule number to rationalize it. So in an effort to step it up this year, when I heard that the NorthU Racing Rules Seminar was coming to the Chesapeake, I was eager to sign up. And I’m sure glad I did. I truly enjoyed being in a room (the North Sails loft in

Stevensville, MD, was converted into an “auditorium”) for a full day of poking and prodding at some key sections of the rule book, led by rules guru Dave Perry. Lucky for the group of about 100, Perry spent two decades as a high school teacher. So the training was comprehensive, energetic, and fun. I walked away with not only more rules knowledge, but also with more confidence in my knowledge. Do you want more confidence, too? My first tip would be to dive into studying the rules, either on your own, with your fleet, or through a course. NorthU has a number of additional in-person Rules Seminars slated for this spring. They’re also hosting the session via webinar, so no excuses if you’re not able to get out of town for a day. The remaining webinars consist of two three-hour evenings: April 2 and April 9; and April 25 and May 2. More information is available at northu.com. At just under $100, it’s a terrific value.

Definitions. You think you know what “finish” a race and what “keep clear” mean, but those words and a handful of other commonly used sailing terms have technical definitions that come into play in the rules. It’s only three small pages. Most of the terms are well known to sailors. Part 1, “Fundamental Rules.” This section reminds you to be good to your fellow competitors in a few different ways. Summary: don’t be a jerk. Part 2, “When Boats Meet.” This is the meat of it all. To keep it simpler, it’s subdivided into four sections: • Section A, “Right of Way,” includes well-known principles: port keeps clear of starboard; windward keeps clear of leeward; clear astern keeps clear of clear ahead; and tacking boats keep clear of other boats. Nothing fancy here. One page. • Section B, “General Limitations,” imposes some common-sense guidance, such as don’t hit the boats together and give other boats room to react when you obtain right of way or change your course. There are additional limitations on what you can do if you catch up to someone and become overlapped with them to leeward (read the definitions to check up on those terms). Again, one measly page. • Section C, “At Marks and Obstructions,” includes Rule 18, likely the one rule in the entire rulebook you will most fret about. It details things such as how boats have to act when they round marks, who gets room on whom, and how much room they actually get. Best to read this short section with a pencil and paper nearby so you can draw out the situations described in the rules (just over three pages; come on, just read it, okay?).

by Kim Couranz

To get you started on the road to rules enlightenment, here are a few tips. The rules really don’t have to be scary. It is pretty intimidating to pick up a rulebook and think, “I need to know everything that’s in here, yikes!” But here’s the secret: you don’t have to understand the entire thing. For starters, just crack open your rulebook (you get one if you’re a member of U.S. Sailing, hint hint, nudge nudge) and check out the table of contents. You’ll see a heck of a lot there that likely doesn’t apply to you: Kiteboard Racing Rules, Radio Sailing Racing Rules, and the like. I’d love to try all of those, but until I have time to give ‘em a whirl, I’m not reading those sections of the book. To get yourself good and ready to head out on the water—and as some pre-reading before that awesome upcoming webinar— sorting through a few pages is all you need to do. Here’s what to focus on, and a little bit about what’s in these sections:

##Dave Perry launches a lively discussion about racing rules. Photo courtesy of North Sails

• Section D, “Other Rules,” is a tiny grab-bag of items that didn’t fit anywhere else: three additional times when you don’t have right of way (sailing back toward the start line—as you would if you were over early— doing penalty turns and backing up). It reminds you to avoid capsized, anchored, or aground boats (and I remind you that not avoiding them would definitely be slow for you) and that when you’re not racing, don’t get in the way of boats that are.

Not so scary after all! Certainly there are many more nuances to the game of sailing than this brief description covers. Once you get a handle on the basics, you just might get sucked in for additional study time. But for a real rules challenge, may I suggest working out the fine details of baseball’s infield fly rule! Follow us!

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Racing Rage R

age has elements in common with a Chesapeake 20 and a log canoe but is entirely different from both. Built on Man-O-War Cay, Bahamas, in 1980, she was restored and is raced by the Abaco Rage Sailing Syndicate (ARSS), a group of Abaco sailors intent on preserving a piece of local history and a tradition of sailing local workboats. Rage is an A class Bahamian racing sloop, built of local materials with pine planking over mahogany frames. The small jib and the main also are made locally from cotton canvas. She is about 28 feet on deck. Her solid pine mast is well forward and carries a deck-sweeping, solid pine boom about 34 feet long. The enormous squareheaded main is held up by a five-foot-long headboard that almost qualifies as a gaff. Even with a long traditional keel drawing nearly six feet and internal ballast, keeping her on her feet is the main job for most of her crew. My wife, Cate, and I rented a cottage in Hope Town for a break from January weather. I heard on the morning cruisers net that the Hope Town Sailing Club would sponsor a point-to-point race later in the week. When Captain Stafford Patterson from Sea Horse Boat Rentals delivered our rented Whaler, I asked him about opportunities to crew in the race. I was delighted when he said that I was welcome on his ride, and my rapture was

Center the Prys! Gybe! Prys to Port! complete when he pointed to Rage tethered to a mooring in the harbor. When I climbed aboard on race day, there were already more than a dozen people onboard. I asked Bobby, who served as a sort of crew boss and foredeck chief, how many crew we would have. He explained that the rule of thumb was one for each knot of wind and that the forecast was for 15 knots. Dave, the main trimmer and strategist, took the helm as Stafford, also known as Captain Plug, picked up our tow rope and headed for the starting line. On the way, Bobby demonstrated to the supernumeraries the choreography that would likely win or lose the race for us. The boat has a large toe rail and no lifelines. Conventional hiking would be uncomfortable and ineffective. For hiking, she has three prys—two inch by 10 inch timbers that are approximately as long as the boat is wide. Each pry is run out to windward and mounted by three crew. When the boat tacks or gybes, the inside hikers become outside on the new tack or gybe, as the group carefully, but quickly, crawls under the boom and moves their pry to the new windward side. One always moves in the slot aft of one’s pry. Confusion on this point or a slip on the always wet deck can lead to all kinds of scrapes, bruises, mashed digits, and the occasional man overboard.

##The crew boss explained that the rule of thumb for the number of crew was one for each knot of wind, and the forecast was for 15 knots. Photo by Will Heyer

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There are no winches or instruments on the boat and no telltales on the sails. Going to windward, the boat is trimmed to keep the rail an inch or two out of the water. To leeward, the boat is trimmed to keep the boom out of the water. The long boom and extended prys can make for some tense moments in crowded mark roundings. Dave and Captain Plug nailed the start. We were in good position as we rounded the windward mark and set off on a reach for two laps around Garden Cay. It was a mixed fleet of 11 boats including a J/32, J/95, Cal 40, a couple of big Beneteaus, a trimaran, and a small catboat. The Cal 40 gave away an early lead when he went the wrong way around the cay. After a couple of hours of spectacular racing, we crossed the finish in fourth or fifth position. Difficult and dangerous as it can be, I have found few things in sailing more exhilarating than clinging to the outboard end of a pry in 15 knots. It was a very wet ride. In addition to the spray and waves bouncing off of the hull, a big lull or wind shadow can turn the pry into a dunking stool. In a broach as you watch the keel and rudder come into view beneath you, the entire pry can slide to leeward dumping its occupants in a pile on deck. It was also a wet ride in the sense that the first beers appeared before the starting gun. Worried about how I would keep myself on the pry with one hand, I demurred until the first downwind leg. Back at the club for the evening “stand up” we learned that we were first on corrected time. I also learned that three of the boats in the race carried the burgee of the Eastport YC in Annapolis. Captain Plug and the ARSS are eager to take guests out on Rage to build support for preserving and racing traditional Bahamian sloops. If you are ever in the Abacos, Google “Abaco Rage Sailing Syndicate,” and give them a call. About the Author: Bob Gallagher is founder and board chair of West/Rhode Riverkeeper and races his Columbia 32 sport boat on the West River. spinsheet.com

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Ryan Breymaier


he last time we checked in with Ryan Breymeier in the winter of 2011, he e-mailed while sailing in the Southern Ocean with Boris Hermann in the double-handed, non-stop, around-theworld Barcelona World Race. The team later placed fifth and won an award for photo and video communications. SpinSheet readers may remember how our distributor, Elaine Henn, concerned by the sailor’s mention of how his big feet were always cold at sea, knitted him size 12 wool socks and sent them to France, where the St. Mary’s College graduate turned pro sailor and wife Nicola lived at the time.

Partly thanks to Henn, cold feet haven’t hampered Breymaier’s serious sailing. In the past two years, he ranked sixth in the 2011 IMOCA World Championship and was the first American to have ever placed in this listing. He also won the Atlantic Cup offshore race and then placed second in the Transat Québec Saint-Malo. In late February, as one of nine crew aboard Giovanni Soldini’s VO 70 Maserati, Breymaier and his team broke the Golden Route monohull record from New York, NY, to San Francisco, CA. During the Gold Rush in the mid-to-late 1800s, clippers widely traveled this historic 13,225-nautical-mile route, which passes around Cape Horn. Maserati finished the trip in 47 days, two hours, and 33 minutes, easily beating the most recent record of 57 days, three hours, and two minutes set in 1998. Last month, Breymaier spent a few weeks in San Francisco, giving talks about his latest adventure and catching up with friends. He’s now actively seeking a sponsor to once again do the Barcelona World Race and the Vendée Globe in 2016. This self-proclaimed “Maryland boy through and through” told us last time that he misses everything about life on the Chesapeake. “Blue crabs, brown water, jellyfish, playing in the mud in the tidal creeks, fall leaves, spring showers, and humidity.” He writes from California, “I really would like to spend some time at home in Annapolis. I had a week or so to do some yard work in December, but I’d definitely like to spend more time there if I get the chance.” Here are some blog entries Breymeier posted during his last trip: Around the Horn in Record Time. At 3:35 GMT today, we rounded Cape Horn… nine hours inside the mark set by the 110-foot catamaran Gitana 13… [This] marks the halfway point of our journey and brings the question, should we see this as a

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##Ryan and Nicola following Maserati’s arrival in San Francisco, CA. Photo by Jen Edney/YACHT

glass half-full or half-empty moment? Have we finished half the course, or do we have half still to go? If previous experience rounding the Horn holds true, this landmark is like when you were a child and went on a long car drive for vacation; it takes forever to get there, and coming back, it seems to take five minutes. We are currently headed upwind in 35 knots of breeze with the storm jib and two reefs in the mainsail… We will continue upwind now for a couple of days, with a constantly backing wind as we go up the Chilean coast on port tack. Chilly Chile. The only words I have to describe the time since passing the Horn are: cold, frigid, bone chilling, etc. I think you get the picture. When you decide to take on the Golden Route, it is not all sun and fun. You make the commitment to going upwind in the Southern Ocean in 20 knots of breeze and reaching in six-degree water at 20 knots, with plenty on the deck. This is how we have spent our last two days, trying to get up the coast… We have done 475 miles as the crow flies since the rounding and certainly over 500 in reality, as we passed south of Diego Ramierez Island. We have breeze still for another 18 hours or so, then another day of upwind before we get free of all this and can begin to go downwind again. The trades look fairly light, but it should be warm, and memories of the south will quickly fade. Closing in on San Francisco. Conditions are very nice outside, sunny, chilly, and an average of 11 knots of breeze. It makes for easy sailing under J1 and full main, though I am certain everyone onboard would be perfectly happy to trade the easy conditions for the chance to kick in the turbo one more time for a 25-knot reach to the finish. However, this is not to be the case. We are left with plenty of time on our hands to think about the fact that the sugar, coffee, biscuits, and all food other than freeze dried are gone… Talk now is on favorite restaurants, what we are going to eat, favorite foods, the inevitable beer, and how long bars are open in San Francisco… Read more at breymaiersailing.com SpinSheet April 2013 99

yy Rolly Tasker Sails Annapolis (RTSA) has opened an office at Bert Jabin Yacht Yard. The new facility is available for consultations with Rolly Tasker Sails and Annapolis Boat Service (ABS) customers. annapolisboatservice.com

yy The Chesapeake Boating Club in Annapolis has bought Getaway Sailing in Baltimore. chesapeakeboatingclub.com

yy Captain Don Boccuti of the Maryland School of Sailing and Seamanship in Rock Hall, MD, earned an American Sailing Association Instructor of the Year Award for 2012. mdschool.com

yy As the technical partner of the 33rd America’s Cup champions, Oracle Team USA, the Yanmar Company is providing engines and drive systems for the team’s two chase boats. yanmar.com

##Terry Clarence of ABS conducts a predelivery inspection of a Rolly Tasker Beneteau 473 warp drive, tri-radial construction, roller-furling genoa. Photo courtesy of RTSA

yy The Delmarva Sailing School’s (DSS) new Practice Sailing Program allows students to retake the same class for half the list price. That way, they gain more time sailing before taking the next class, chartering, or buying a sailboat. delmarvasailingschool.com ##Photo courtesy of DSS

yy After purchasing the Havre de Grace Marina (723 Water Street) and Log Pond Marina (401 Concord Street) in November, Chris Scarlato and his wife have been working on upgrades and such to get ready for spring and the grand opening ribbon cutting May 3. hdgmarinecenter.com

yy The Annapolis Sailyard is the new representative for Northwest Yachts. sailyard.com

yy Jim Lant is the new base manager of sailboat charters for Norton Yachts in Deltaville, VA, and has joined the company’s brokerage sales department. Norton Yachts celebrates 65 years in 2013. nortonyachts.com ##Photo of Jim Lant courtesy of Norton Yachts

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yy Brent Kershaw is the new senior service technician and Marcus Asante is a new service technician for Scandia Marine Services (SMS) in Stevensville, MD. scandiamarineservices.com

##Photo of Marcus Asante (L) and Brent Kershaw (R) courtesy of SMS

yy American Honda is a contributing sponsor of The Sailing Channel’s “Red Dot on the Ocean,” about Matt Rutherford’s 27,000-mile, solo, non-stop, 309-day circumnavigation of the America on a 27-foot Albin Vega sailboat in 2012. Rutherford had graduated from the Eagle Rock School, American Honda’s tuitionfree, private, residential high school. thesailingchannel.tv

yy Bay Shore Marine in Annapolis celebrates 25 years in 2013. bayshoremarineengines.com

yy Whitehouse Cove is a new, 165-slip marina in Poquoson, VA. whitehousecovemarina.com

yy Compass Marina is a new, 17-slip facility in Foster, VA, off Mobjack Bay. compassmarina.com

##Photo of Kimo Worthington courtesy of North Sails

yy Kimo Worthington, former general manager of PUMA Ocean Racing for the past two Volvo Ocean Race events, has been named sales manager of North Sails in North America, based in Newport, RI. northsails.com

yy Bob Occifinto purchased the Bay Creek Marina Village in Cape Charles, VA, and Joel Habel is the new director of operations there. baycreek.net

yy The new owners of Annapolis Yacht Sales in Annapolis and Rock Hall, MD, have hired Ian Dimka, John Halt, Belinda Magruder, and Aaron Moeller as yacht brokers; Gayle Parlett in accounting; Lorie Ebersberger in marketing; Stuart Sohovich as a yacht service technician; and Brad Dawson, Omar Bernal, and Susana Bernal in the company’s new yacht detailing division. annapolisyachtsales.com

yy Bill Day joined the sales team at Forbes Horton Yachts (FHY) in Annapolis. forbesyachts.com ##Photo of Bill Day courtesy of FHY

yy The Stoney Creek Bridge Marina in Baltimore is the 124th certified Maryland Clean Marina. (410) 255-5566 yy Alice Estrada is the new executive director of the Annapolis Maritime Museum (AMM). amaritime.org ##Photo of Alice Estrada courtesy of AMM

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65’ Allan Wright Bluewater Ketch ‘73 Walk-in eng room with 158-hp 8LXB Gardner dsl, Hundested Variable Pitch Propeller system, two 8KW generators, 2 wind generators; 1,100 gal fuel; 720 gal water, 40 gal/hr water-maker; pilothouse steering, collision bulkheads, AC; massive storage for food & gear; chartered for 10 yrs in Caribbean; circumnavigation by family of 3. 919-260-7711, www.meridians.us

37’ Heritage West Indies Swing keel (7’ to 3.5’) draft. Blue Water boat. 1977 Oldie but goodie. Built to sail, ready to cruise. Solar, Auto pilot and much more. $38,000 OBO, (443) 569-1274.

31’ Newport ’88 Dodger & bimini, wheel with cover, 5.5” draft, winged keel, MaxProp (folding), Universal 14-hp, grill, small dinghy, wheel steering, large quarter berth, enclosed head, U-shaped galley, stereo, recent survey; The perfect Bay Cruiser for day sailing and long weekends with family and friends. $8,500 for half share. (240) 669-6764 or mcvogel15@gmail.com 34’ Peterson ’78 Striking Spartan lines, this racer also cruises in comfort, sleeping 8 with genoa, geneker w/ ATN sleeve, Autohelm. Interior is Kelly green and teak. Must sell : too big $24k 443-504-5147

35’ Island Packet 350 1999 Serious cruiser with AC, good canvas, Frigoboat refrig/freezer, screens & winter cover $139,900. Call Kirk Wilson, cell 614-989-7775 or kirk@sjyachts.com for more info or to list your boat.

2006 DUFOUR 34 3-cabin performance cruiser. Beautiful teak decks and professionally maintained since new. Full battened mainsail, Raymarine electronics incl. autopilot and chart plotter. Asking $129,000 Please contact Harold @ Annapolis Yacht Company 410-268-7171 or harold@aycyachts.com

37’ Southerly 115 ‘06 Asking: $265,000. One owner, lift-kept, fresh water boat. Andrew Smith (410) 533-5362, smitty@aycyachts.com 42’ Endeavour CC Sloop ‘86 Fully equipped w/radar, chartplotter, autopilot, 2 factory installed A/C units, Doyle stack pack, clean low hr 62-hp Perkins and much more. Currently on the hard in Baltimore for bottom paint and detailing. Below market value at $79,900 Call 443-838-7141 or email me at raboyer.bb@gmail.com, endeavourowners.com

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Grand Soleil 40 '03 Head south in speed, comfort & style on board this Italian beauty. Lightly used & extremely well priced at $199,000. Please call for complete details and viewing instructions. Harold @ Annapolis Yacht Company 410-2687171 harold@aycyachts.com

37’ Hunter ‘88 Legion 375 keel sloopcruiser/racer, good cond, RF genoa, wheel, inbd dsl, heat/AC, cable TV, wifi, Sea Scouts, $29500 obo, Ken Kessler, skipper1115@gmail.com, 703-569-2330. Steve Alexander, 301646-0805, stevedalex@msn.com

40’ Beneteau 400 Oceanis ’93 in great cond. 40’ with 12’ 10” beam and a shoal draft of 4’8”. Amenities include: 2 cabin, 2 head, reverse cycle AC, water maker, inverter/charger, power windlass, GPS chart plotter, radar, SSB, full canvas, bimini/dodger, folding wheel, great cockpit, stereo. Recent wash/wax, new bottom paint. Located in Chestertown. $99,000 (630) 841-5683.

GRAND SOLEIL 40 '07 Very lightly used high performance cruiser with a great equipment list. Price has been reduced for a quick sale, replacement cost is $450K and asking price is only $295,000. Call Harold @ Annapolis Yacht Company 410-268-7171. harold@aycyachts.com

Dufour 385 ’05 Owner’s Version 2 cabin/1head boat w/many recent upgrades. AC/heat, HD radar, E-80 plotter, Icom VHF with ram mic, dodger/bimini, teak decks, & much more. Asking $149,000 Please contact Harold @ Annapolis Yacht Company 410-268-7171 or harold@aycyachts.com

2007 X-41 One Design One owner, constantly upgraded and incredible sail inventory make this a rare find in US brokerage market. Carbon mast and boom + B&G instrumentation for a turn key race and cruise-ready X-Yacht. Asking $300K Contact Harold @ (410)268-7171 or cel (619) 840-3728 harold@aycyachts.com.

BENETEAU 42s7 1995 Well maintained 2 cabin version w/many recent upgrades. New #1('12), #2 and #3 plus 2 reachers ('11), new furler, running rigging, bottom paint, vacu-flush heads, fridge compressor, etc. Best price in US asking $125,000. Contact Harold @ Annapolis Yacht Company 410-2687171 or harold@aycyachts.com


ANNAPOLIS: 800-672-1327 SOUTH FLORIDA: 800-850-4081 2000 LEOPARD 46

“Natural Mystic” 4 Cabins /4 Heads Located Tortola, BVI Asking $389,000

2005 OCEANIS 474

“Marilyn” 4 Cabins /3 Heads Located Tortola, BVI Asking $139,000


“The White Rose” 3 Cabins / 2 Heads Located Tortola, BVI Asking $115,000 - Reduced Price

2008 LEOPARD 40

“Island Time” 4 Cabins /2 Heads Located Tortola, BVI Asking $249,000

2006 CYCLADES 50

“Changes” 3 cabin- Owner’s Version Located Tortola, BVI Asking $195,000

2005 OCEANIS 34

“Moon Wind” 2 Cabins /1 Head Located Tortola, BVI Asking $59,000

2007 CYCLADES 43

“Ben’s Inspiration” 3 Cabins /3 Heads Located Tortola, BVI Asking $115,000 - Reduced Price

2007 CYCLADES 39

“Desert Wind” 3 Cabins /2 Heads Located Tortola, BVI Asking $99,000


2005 LEOPARD 47

“Never Say Never” 4 Cabins /4 Heads Located Tortola, BVI Asking $265,000 - Reduced Price

2008 LEOPARD 43

“Obejoyful” 4 Cabins / 4 Heads Located St. Vincent Asking $255,000- Reduced Price

2003 LAGOON 410

“Bibiche” 4 Cabins /4 Heads Located St. Martin Asking $199,000

2004 LAGOON 380

“Holly Molly” 4 Cabin / 2 Heads Located Tortola, BVI Asking $185,000

BROKERAGE 35’ Beneteau 350 ‘93 Well-equipped classic main. The perfect Bay Cruiser for weekend stays. A/C for hot days on the docks, but much more at home on the water. Contact Tim at 410-267-8181 tim@annapolisyachtsales.com SISTERSHIP DUFOUR 44

DUFOUR 44 PERFORMANCE '05 Huge sail inventory and cruising amenities make this a true fast cruiser. Shoal keel version expands the cruising ground from the Chesapeake to Florida. Asking $270K Contact: Harold @ Annapolis Yacht Company 410-268-7171 or harold@aycyachts.com

38’ Cabo Rico 38 ’88 High-quality displacement cruiser w/all the amenities…this salty but modern boat is ready for her next adventure…she is beautiful. Contact Tim at 410-267-8181 tim@annapolisyachtsales.com 38’ Sabre 386 ’04 New to market, won’t last long! Excellent cond. w/Airco, autopilot, chartplotter, more. Asking $270,000. Stevensville, MD. Call now to schedule a showing - Bob Oberg 410-267-8181 or Bob@AnnapolisYachtSales.com 38’ Sabre 38 MK II ’93 A remarkable yacht! Meticulously maintained, spotlessly clean – this boat is flawless and ready for a new home. Asking $175,000. Contact Keith 410-267-8181 or keith@annapolisyachtsales.com

AMEL MANGO 53' 1988 Incredibly strong and simple to handle offshore cruiser. This one has been around the globe and is ready to go out again! Asking $229,000. Contact Harold @ Annapolis Yacht Company 410-2687171. harold@aycyachts.com

2008 GRAND SOLEIL 54 by Luca Brenta. Very well equipped fast offshore cruising yacht built by the famous Italian yard Cantiere del Pardo. $799,000. Please call Harold @ Annapolis Yacht Company for complete details 410-268-7171 or e-mail harold@aycyachts.com

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www.annapolisyachtsales.com 31’ Beneteau First 310 ‘92 Coconut is easy and fun to sail. 4’ 3” draft. Wheel steering. Volvo dsl. Large aft cabin. Interior liner replaced. $34,900. Call Jonathan 804-436-4484 or jonathan@annapolisyachtsales.com

38’ Sabre ’83 Sirah is in outstanding cond. Sabre quality. Well maintained w/ good gear including air conditioning. $74,000. Call Jonathan 804-436-4484 or jonathan@annapolisyachtsales.com 40’ Beneteau 40 ’09 Lightly used, like new, 3 cabin, furling main, reverse cycle A/C, 54 HP Yanmar (<100 hrs), dual helm, just reduced! Great value $199,900. Contact Keith 410-267-8181 or keith@annapolisyachtsales.com 41’ Beneteau 411 ’02 Very clean & nicely equipped, including Airco., windlass, AP, radar, and more. JUST REDUCED $139,000. Call now to schedule a showing. Contact Bob Oberg at 410-267-8181 or Bob@AnnapolisYachtSales.com 43’ Beneteau 43 ’11 The perfect boat for cruising the Bay and your longer term plans to sail the Caribbean. She is mint and well equipped! $249,000 Please contact Tim at 410-267-8181 tim@annapolisyachtsales.com 45’ Benford Custom ’04 Steel Cruising Boat - Designed by Jay R. Benford, built by Howdy Bailey - Blue Awlgrip hull Custom cherry joinerwork. Reduced to $599,000 Paul Rosen 410-267-8181 Paul@annapolisyachtsales.com 54’ Hylas 54 ’98 Fresh Blue Awlgrip – Custom Teak Interior – Professionally maintained – Equipped with all the extras – Romany Life will turn heads in any port – Reduced to $549,000 Contact Paul Rosen 410-267-8181 paul@annapolisyachtsales.com

32’ Beneteau 323 ‘04 Konza This well cared for and well equipped boat is ready to go. The owner wants any reasonable offer now! Contact Dan at 410-267-8181 or dan@annapolisyachtsales.com

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37’ Power Catamaran Maryland 37 ’99 Fountaine Pajot Owner’s version 2 strms w/2 private heads. 3’6” draft, stable, 2 GPH at 12 knots of boat speed, A great way to cruise the bay. $145,000 www.bayharborbrokerage.com 757-480-1073 37’ Fisher Motorsailer Excellent cond., new North sails, Flag blue Awlgrip hull, rock solid construction $98,500 see full details at www.bayharborbrokerage.com 757-480-1073 41’ Beneteau ‘00 Flag blue hull, custom teak rubrail, inmast furling, 4’9” draft, Air, refrig., 2 strm layout w/pullman berth forward, nice swim platform, new 130% genoa. Nice clean good looking boat. $129,000 www.bayharborbrokerage.com 757-480-1073 42’ Bavaria 200 Model aft Cockpit Cruiser She has very low hrs and is in very nice cond. Radar, AP, chart plotter, dinghy & OB, just hauled & hull waxed & bottom painted this German built & engineered boat is very sharp. $143,700 bayharborbrokerage.com 757-480-1073

7078 Bembe Beach Rd., Annapolis, MD 21403

32’ C&C ’99 Three Available 2004 / 2006 / 2007 All race and cruise equipped, and ready to go on the family cruise or around the buoys. Epoxy hulls and Carbon Rigs / Poles - from $99,000 - recent reductions and motivated sellers! CrusaderYachts.com

32’ Island Packet '90 Cutter, Heat/AC, refrigeration, autopilot, wind, speed, depth, bimini, dodger, stereo, Maxi-prop, Harken furler, dark green hull. Now $64,900. K e n @ C r u s a d e r Ya c h t s . c o m 443-223-8901

326 First Street, Suite 29 Annapolis, MD 21403

410-263-2311 www.bayacht.com

39’ Jeanneau 39DS ‘08 $179,000. Exceptionally clean, and well maintained. Well equipped with air conditioning, electric winch, full cockpit canvas, and much more. 410-263-2311 Chris Bent 42’ Beneteau 423 ‘03 $139,000. REDUCED! Clean, well found Beneteau 423, dealer trade-in. Lowest priced 423 on the domestic market. Boat is in the water, ready to cruise. 410-263-2311 Chris Bent 42’ Jeanneau 42ds ‘10 $230,000 boat is loaded and shows like a new boat. All latest electronics. AC. Electric heads Full canvas , Generator. New bottom paint recently. 410-263-2311 Rudy 44’ Helia Catamaran ‘13 $649,000. Demo-Well equipped. Don’t wait until fall for an ordered boat. Many custom choices available. 410-263-2311 Eric Smith 57’ Jeanneau ‘11 Try $695,700. Ready for world cruising now. Loaded with first class equipment appropriate. Dinghy garage in transom. Owner’s cabin forward. A/C, Gen, etc. Contacts BYA 410-263-2311 Chris Bent

35’ Catalina 350 ’04 Pristine cond., meticulous care, AC/heat, furling mainsail, new radar/chartplotter, solar panels, many other custom features and recent upgrades. $125,000 CrusaderYachts.com 410-269-0939

37’ Pacific Seacraft ’99 Loaded for cruising! Monitor wind vane, MaxProp, life raft, radar, chartplotter, AP, SSB, Pactor modem, A/C, solar panels, refrigeration, watermaker. $189,500 REDUCED Crusader YS (410) 269-0939 www.crusaderyachts.com


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1989 Ericson 38 $59,900

2004 Beneteau First 47.7 $240,000

1974 Cal 2-46 $89,000

2009 Beneteau 40 $199,900

1992 X-Yachts 40 X-119 $84,900 22 22 24 26 26 26 28 29 29 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 31 31 31 31 31 32 32 32 32 32

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Marshall 22 ‘90 ................................. $29,900 Azure 220 ‘08.................................... $29,900 Corsair F-24 ‘06 ................................. $44,000 Island Packet 26 MKI ‘82 ................. $19,500 Nonsuch 26 ‘84 ................................. $34,900 SeaRay 260 ‘02................................. $29,900 Bristol Channel Cutter 28 ‘87 ........... $99,900 Hunter 29.5 ‘94 ................................. $27,000 Ocean Yacht Super Sport 29 ‘90..... $50,000 Baba 30 ‘83 ....................................... $44,900 C&C 30 ‘88 ‘89 2 from .................... $44,900 Custom Gaff Rig Schooner 30 ‘59 ... $37,500 Hunter 30 ‘88 ..................................... $27,500 Siedelmann 30T ‘85 .......................... $17,900 S2 9.1 30 ‘85 .................................... $23,500 Pearson 303 ‘85 ‘87 2 from ............. $24,900 Black Watch Express 30 ‘90............. $47,500 Cruisers Yachts 300 Express ‘03 ...... $49,900 Beneteau First 310 ‘92 ...................... $34,900 Catalina 310 ‘00 ............................... $63,500 Gozzard 31 ‘96...............................$109,900 Camano Troll 31 ‘02 .......................$110,000 Sea Ray Sundancer 2001 ................. $57,900 Beneteau 323 ‘04 ‘05 2 from .......... $71,900 Catalina 320 ‘00 ‘01 2 from ............ $69,500 Island packet 32 ‘92.......................... $89,900 Shannon Shoal Sailor 32 ‘02 .........$159,900 Grand Banks 32 ‘88 ........................$117,000

1986 Wauquiez Hood 38 $109,900 33 33 33 34 34 34 34 34 34 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 36 36 36 36 36 37 37 37 37 37

Cherubini Raider ‘81.......................... $24,500 Endeavour 33 ‘84 .............................. $29,900 Tashing Mason 33 ‘86 ...................... $67,000 Beneteau ST34 ‘12 ..........................$329,000 C&C 34 ‘85 ........................................ $33,500 Cal 34 ‘70 ‘77 2 from ....................... $19,800 J-105 34 ‘98 ‘00 2 from ................... $74,400 Westerly Seahawk ‘85 ...................... $55,000 Egg Harbor Golden Egg 34 ‘90 ...... $79,900 Allmand 35 ‘82 .................................. $26,000 Beneteau 350 ‘89 ‘93 2 from .......... $46,900 Beneteau 351 ‘95 .............................. $62,500 Bristol 35.5 ‘79................................... $59,000 Hunter 35.5 ‘90 ................................. $49,900 Hunter 356 ‘03 .................................. $98,500 Island Packet 350 ‘99 .....................$140,000 Schock Sloop 35 ‘01 ......................... $62,500 Bayliner 3587 Motoryacht ‘97 ........ $59,500 Regal Commodore 3560 ‘05 .........$129,000 Beneteau 36.7 ‘04 ‘06 2 from ......... $90,000 Catalina 36 ‘87 ‘90 2 from .............. $44,900 Hunter 36 ‘05 ...................................$114,500 Sabreline 36 ‘99 ..............................$165,000 Sabre 362 ‘94 ‘01 3 from ................ $95,000 Hunter 37.5 ‘95 ................................. $77,900 Hunter 376 ‘97 .................................. $85,000 Moody 376 ‘88 ................................. $89,000 Four Awinns Excalibur 37 ‘03.........$127,900 Rinker Fiesta Vee 342 ‘06 ................. $95,000

1985 Westerly Seahawk 34 $55,000 37 38 38 38 38 38 38 38 38 38 38 39 39 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 41 41 41 41 41 41 41 42 42

Sea Ray Express 37 ‘99 ..................$105,000 Beneteau 381 ‘99 .............................. $85,900 Cabo Rico 38 ‘88 ............................$107,500 Ericson 38’ ‘89 .................................. $59,900 Hunter 380 ‘ 00 ................................. $98,500 Sabre 38 Mk II ‘93 ..........................$175,000 Sabre 38 ‘83 ‘85 2 from................... $74,000 Sabre 386 ‘04 ‘05 2 from ..............$249,000 Wauquiez Hood 38 ‘86 .................$109,900 Wauquiez Hood 38 MKII ‘84 .......... $79,900 Jeanneau Prestige 36 ‘06................$189,000 Beneteau 393 ‘02 ............................$139,000 Pearson 39 ‘87 ‘89 2 from ............... $75,000 Beneteau 40 ‘09 ..............................$199,900 Beneteau 40.7 ‘01 ...........................$149,900 Delphia 40 ‘06 .................................$179,900 O’Day ‘87........................................... $59,900 Palmer Johnson NY 40 ‘78 ............... $54,000 Hunter 40 ‘85 ..................................... $48,500 X-119 40 ‘92 ...................................... $84,900 Beneteau 411 ‘98 ‘99 ‘02 4 from $114,900 Hallberg Rassy 41’ ‘79 ..................... $90,000 Hunter 41 AC ‘06 ............................$169,000 Lord Nelson 41 ‘87 ........................$174,000 Morgan 41 ‘90 .................................. $89,000 Rival 41 AC ‘78 ................................. $80,000 Whitney Carib 41 ‘69 ....................... $49,900 Beneteau 423 ‘03 ‘06 2 from ........$175,000 Hunter Passage 420 ‘02 .................$149,900

2002 Hunter 306 $54,900 42 42 42 42 43 43 43 43 44 44 45 45 45 45 46 46 46 46 46 46 47 47 50 50 52 54 63 76

Jeanneau 42 DS ‘06 ........................$205,000 Sabre 42 ‘89 ....................................$149,000 Swan 42 ‘81.....................................$164,000 Beneteau Monte Carlo ‘11 .............$475,000 Beneteau 43 ‘11 ..............................$239,900 Pan Oceanic 43 ‘81 .......................... $79,500 Schucker 436 Motorsailer ‘79.......... $77,000 Wellcraft Portofino 43 ‘94 ................ $89,500 Beneteau 44.7 ‘06 ...........................$219,900 Reliance 44 ‘92 ................................$198,500 Custom 45 ‘04..................................$599,000 Hunter 45 CC ‘07 ‘08 2 from .........$252,000 Nelson Marek 45 ‘84........................ $99,000 Jefferson 45 M/Y ‘86 ........................ $95,000 Beneteau 46 ‘07 ..............................$259,900 Cal 2 - 46 ‘74 ..................................... $89,000 Hunter 460 ‘00 ................................$189,000 Leopard Catamaran 46 ‘09............$649,500 Tartan 4600 ‘93 ‘95 2 from ...........$249,900 Venus 46 ‘81 ...................................... $89,000 Beneteau 473 ‘01 ‘06 2 from ........$219,900 Beneteau 47.7 ‘04 ...........................$240,000 Beneteau 50 ‘10 ..............................$344,900 Horizon Steel Pilothouse 50 ‘96 .....$245,000 Jefferson 52 Monticello ‘87 ............$229,000 Hylas 54 ‘98.....................................$549,000 Burger 63 ‘61 ...................................$239,000 Franz Maas ‘74 ................................$299,000

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38' C&C 1159 '11 NEW - Left over inventory by European Dealer. Custom hull paint, bow sprit, carbon rig, ready for fast cruising or racing. Over 300k to replace - asking $220,000 and a deal WILL BE MADE SOON! Boat is here in Annapolis Call Now 410-269-0939

38’ Ericson 380 ’98 Built by Pacific Seacraft. Well equipped, great performance – coastal and offshore. A performance cruiser built to last with beautiful lines. $154,900 CrusaderYachts.com 410-269-0939

40' Pacific Seacraft '96 ROCKIN’ CHAIR. Standout Crealock design. Meticulous care; many upgrades including Lighthouse windlass, full cockpit enclosure, AIS, cutter rig, twin furlers, 7 sails, etc. Reduced to $269,000. CrusaderYachts.com 410-269-0939

40’ Tartan 4000 ‘12 New Demo model, Full warranties. Ready for spring, see her at the Spring Sailboat Show! Genset, Air, radar/plotters. LED lighting, carbon rig, Epoxy hull PLUS all the luxuries of home. $499,000 Trades considered! 410-269-0939

41' Tartan 4100 '98 Blue hull. Owners carefully equipped for passage making, but only did limited coastal cruising and Chesapeake Bay exploring. Excellent buy for this quality cruiser! Reduced to $190,000! CrusaderYachts.com 410-269-0939

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42’ Hunter 420 ’03 Center Cockpit w/ enclosure; Luxurious owner’s stateroom aft w/ centerline queen berth; AC/heat, genset; Furling main & genoa; dinghy & motor. Spectacular condition. $169,000 www.CrusaderYachts.com 410-269-0939

44' Tartan 4400 '98 Raised Salon layout. All the bells and whistles Genset, Air(3) Thruster, Furling Boom and more! Ready for extended cruising now. Recent price reduction asking $499,000 - Over 700k to replace. 410-269-0939

Annapolis Landing Marina 980 Awald Drive, Suite 400 Annapolis, MD 21403 (410) 280-0520 allen.murphy@mooringsbrokerage.com

39’ Beneteau Oceanis 393 ’06 Price Drop!! Now $109,000. Bluewater cruiser, aircon all cabins, large 56-hp Yanmar, 3 spacious cabins. Owner’s suite has setee, private head. Great cruising yacht. 800-672-1327, www.MooringsBrokerage.com.

40’ Leopard 40 ’07 Asking $239,000. Earned ’Boat of the Year 2005’ from Cruising World. Speedy, easy handling. Large cockpit, outside dining, hard-top bimini. Clean, ready to sail, cruiser. 800-672-1327 www.MooringsBrokerage.com. 34’ O’Day ’83 Inboard dsl, full canvas, clean interior and decks $23,500 Call Tony Tumas (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), Email:tony@greatblueyachts. com, Web: www.greatblueyachts.com 36’ Catalina ’98 “L” Interior - Full batten main, Air / Heat, C80 plotter/radar, full canvas - a must see boat! $89,900 Call Tony Tumas Cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), Office: (800) 2761774 for complete details. Email: tony@greatblueyachts.com, www.greatblueyachts.com 36’ PDQ - 2 to choose from - Twin outboards ’99 $165,000 / twin dsls ’00 $ 148,500 Call for full details or visit our web site for photos Call Tony Tumas (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), Email:tony@greatblueyachts.com, www.greatblueyachts.com 42’ Hunter Passage 42 ’90 62-hp Yanmar, Gen Set, 2 zone Air/Heat, cockpit enclosure, new electronics $89,900 Call Tony Tumas (443) 553-5046 (day or eve) tony@greatblueyachts.com, www.greatblueyachts.com

46’ Leopard 46 ’07 Asking $389,000. Unmatched interior space, walk around beds, separate stall showers, excellent sailing performance, easily maintained. Strong, reliable Yanmar engines. Genset, air con, excellent stowage. 800-672-1327 www.MooringsBrokerage.com

51’ Beneteau Cyclades 50 ’06 Asking $195,000. 16-foot beam = terrific space-double the volume of traditional 50-footers. Comfort unsurpassed in its class. Five cabins (4 double cabins) generator, aircon. Ideal for regattas, cruising. 800-6721327 www.MooringsBrokerage.com

28’ Hunter ‘87 Yanmar 18-hp, RF, wheel, 4’ draft $14,950 Lippincott Marine (410) 827-9300. 29’ Bayfield ’84 Yanmar dsl, 3’6” draft $20,000 Lippincott Marine (410) 8279300. 30’ Catalina ’85 Dsl, Tall Rig, dodger $25,000 Lippincott Marine (410) 8279300.

41’ Lagoon 410 ’05 Asking $235,000. Innovative yet traditional Lagoon. Galley-salon area opens into cockpit Clean interior, massively airy, light down below, with Lagoon conviviality, 360-degree view. 800-672-1327 www.MooringsBrokerage.com.

30’ Lippincott ’83 Yanmar dsl, Roll furl, shoal draft $19,500 Lippincott Marine (410) 827-9300. 32’ Dufour ’07 325 Grande Large, 19-hp dsl, wheel, RF, dinghy $124,500 Lippincott Marine (410) 827-9300.

New listings 43’ Beneteau Cyclades 43 ’06 Asking $115,000. Blue water design, generous interior, large cockpit, dual helm, high tech, craftsmanship. Reliability, comfort, elegant finish. Large capacities for water, fuel, gear & food. 800-672-1327 www.MooringsBrokerage.com.

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49’ 2007 Jeanneau 49 Deck Salon................$ 349,000

40’ 1998 Pacific Seacraft Crealock ..............$ 300,000

35’ 1986 Express 35.......................................$ 60,000

44’ 1981 Gulfstar 44 Center Cockpit ............$ 89,900

40’ 1996 Pacific Seacraft Crealock ..............$ 269,000

35’ 1998 Ericson 350 by Pacific Seacraft ...... $ 124,900

44’ 2007 Tartan 4400 DS................................$ 499,000

40’ 1985 Passport 40 .....................................$ 155,000

34’ 1987 Express by Alsberg 34 ...................$ 43,000

43’ 1979 Mason 43 Ketch ..............................$ 85,000

40’ 2012 Tartan 4000......................................$ 499,000

34’ 1984 Najad 343 .........................................$ 75,000

43’ 2003 Saga 43 ............................................$ 240,000

39’ 2002 Catalina 390.....................................$ 135,000

32’ 2007 C&C 99 .............................................$ 99,000

42’ 2003 Hunter 420 CC .................................$ 169,000

38’ 1998 Ericson 380 by Pacific Seacraft ...... $ 154,900

32’ 2006 C & C 99 ...........................................$ 117,500

41 1998 Tartan 4100.......................................$ 190,000

38’ 2011 C&C 115 ...........................................$ 220,000

32’ 2004 C&C 99 .............................................$ 115,000

41’ 1987 Bristol 41.1 Aft Cockpit ..................$ 143,900

37’ 1999 Pacific Seacraft Crealock 37..........$ 189,500

32’ 1995 Catalina 320.....................................$ 54,000

41’ 2005 Hunter 41 Deck Saloon ..................$ 167,500

37’ 1987 Pacific Seacraft Crealock 37..........$ 84,000

32’ 1990 Island Packet 32..............................$ 64,900

41’ 1983 Lord Nelson.....................................$ 125,000

37’ 1981 Tartan 37C .......................................$ 56,500

31’ 2006 Pacific Seacraft 31 ..........................$ 150,000

41’ 1974 Tartan...............................................$ 75,000

35’ 2004 Catalina 350.....................................$ 125,000

31’ 1994 Pacific Seacraft 31 ..........................$ 100,000

40’ 1976 Bristol ..............................................$ 100,000

35’ 2004 Catalina 350.....................................$ 139,000

24’ 1988 Pacific Seacraft ...............................$ 60,000

40’ 1984 Endeavour 40 CC ............................$ 79,500

35’ 1995 Custom Pilothouse 35’ ...................$ 100,000

20’ 2009 Catalina Aero 20 (2 available!!) ...... $ 12,000

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BROKERAGE J 42 ‘98 Shoal draft & excellent cond. Rare offering of lightly used, flag blue edition. New sails, canvas, complete new bottom, tons of gear, many spare parts, excellent recent survey. $249,000 paul@northpointyachtsales.com (410) 961-5254.

7330 Edgewood Road, Suite 1 Annapolis, MD 21403 J109 36’ 2005 If you’re looking for a J109, Vento Solare is one of the best equipped on the market. Extensive sail inventory, very current and complete instrumentation package and new running rigging all contribute to make this one of the best values on a J/109. David@Northpointyachtsales.com (410) 280-8976 Dehler 29’ 1998 Rare boat to the US market. Win races and cruise in comfort. The ideal performance oriented pocket cruiser. Great cockpit and roomy interior. Nice instrument package. Cruising and racing sails. $61,500 David@Northpointyachtsales.com (410) 280-8976

30’ Nonsuch Classic ‘84 Many upgrades including new canvas & new cushions. Windlass, davits, swim platform, Raymarine radar/GPS/plotter, marine A/C-heat, and electric head. Reduced to $45,000. Contact Rick Casali 410-279-5309 or Rick@NorthPointYachtSales.com

36’ Sabre 362 ‘96 Very nice edition of this sought after model. Aggresively priced for quick sale as owner has moved up in size. $125,000 Paul Mikulski 410.961.5254 or Paul@northpointyachtsales.com

37’ Beneteau Oceanis ’12 This Beneteau 37 has nearly every option available for this model. RF sail plan, AC/Heat, full canvas, and more. Primarily used for day sailing, she has never been on an extended cruise. Transferable manufacturer’s warranty. $182,500 David@Northpointyachtsales.com (410) 280-8976

Hinckley 43’ 1981 Everything you will need to cruise from Maine to the Islands, live aboard in Annapolis or day sail. 4’4” board up draft will take you anywhere. New 08 Forespar rig, North sails, Cruisair AC and Westerbeke rebuilt. This boat is ready to go $180,000 David@Northpointyachtsales.com (410) 280-8976

42’ Jeanneau ’08 Fandango is a oneowner beautifully maintained cruiser equipped with AC/Heat, bowthruster, 2 heads, in-mast furling, & More! $205,000, Norton Yacht Sales, (804) 776-9211, www.nortonyachts.com 45CC Hunter ’01 Boomerang is a beautiful yacht equipped with AC/Heat, TV/DVD, GPS, Autopilot, Plotter, Zodiac 6 person life raft, a gorgeous spinnaker, & much more! $189,000, Norton Yacht Sales, (804) 776-9211, www.nortonyachts.com

22’ Atlantic City Catboat ’83/’09 refit Completely refurbished and maint. by the Oxford Boatyard. painted Flag blue hull-white cabinsides and buff non-skid, S-1-hp dsl eng. ’04, Asking $25,000 OBO. OBYS 410-226-0100 26’ Andrews Sloop ‘86 Excellent club racer with an excellent record. 15 sails, Awlgripped mast, Raytheon ST60 knot, Raytheon ST60 Depth, KVH sailcomp with controls at helm and more. Asking $14,000 OBYS 410-226-0100

Jeanneau 45’ DS 2011 Don’t miss this exquisite almost new cruising boat. From genset to electric winches, this boat has it all. If you’re thinking of a new boat, you owe it to yourself to take a look. $340,000 ($100,000 under replacement) David@Northpointyachtsales.com (410) 280-8976




28’ Alerion Express Sloop ’00 9-hp Yanmar dsl eng., traditional beauty topside with modern design and construction that make her very fast. Asking $62,500 OBO. OBYS 410-226-0100 30’ Ticon Sloop ’84 Universal dsl eng., RF headsail, Canadian built, 3’11” draft, AP, wheel, Main 2011, dodger 2011, new sheets and halyards 2012, batteries 2012 and much more. Reduced to $26,500 OBYS 410-226-0100

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31’ Beneteau Oceanis ’10 This Beneteau 31 has nearly every option available. RF sail plan, AC/Heat, full canvas, and more. Only used for day sailing. Low hours. $96,500 David@Northpointyachtsales.com (410) 280-8976

35’ Jboat ’85 Nice J35 Good equipment, Well cared for. Faired and barrier coated bottom. As most 35 go I would rate this above average. Pre-listing survey available. A great deal at $35,500 David@Northpointyachtsales.com (410) 280-8976

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38’ Bristol 38.8 k/cb ’83 One owner! New sails and rigging. Many upgrades. A sailor’s proper yacht. Asking $125,000. Contact Rick Casali 410-279-5309 rick@northpointyachtsales.com

36’ Hunter ’08 Captain’s Lady is a one-owner 36 that has been meticulously maintained. Equipped with In-Mast Furling, Raymarine C80 GPS/Plotter, Auto-Pilot, AC/Heat, freezer & much more. $149,000 Norton Yacht Sales (804) 776-9211, www.nortonyachts.com 36’ Hunter ’05 Flamingo is a two-owner cruiser with in-mast furling, AC/Heat, Refrigerator, Autopilot, DVD/TV, GPS, and much more!! 125,000, Norton Yacht Sales, (804) 776-9211, www.nortonyachts.com

40’ J120s North Point Euro Trash Girl for sale. Very competitive boat in the ocean & on the bay. Bottom just redone. Survey available, the Class is looking into forming a J 120 class here on the bay to race One Design! Call Paul to learn more. $124,900 paul@northpointyachtsales.com 410-280-2038

380 Hunter ’02 Stargazer is a wellequipped Bay Cruiser with in-mast furling, AC/Heat, refrigeration, flat-screen TV, & more! $110,000, Norton Yacht Sales, (804)776-9211, www.nortonyachts.com. 410 Hunter ’01 Simple Pleasures is a beauty! She’s loaded w/space and equipped with 2 heads & showers, 2 air conditioners, VHF/radio, autopilot/GPS & more! $134,000, Norton Yacht Sales, (804) 776-9211, www.nortonyachts.com


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Regent Point Marina Full Service Yacht Repair Facility. See our website for details of Winter Wet or Dry storage specials. Call Regent Point Marina Boatyard @ 804-758-4747. yardmaster@regentpointmarina.com 29’ Bayfield ’86 Well built big little boat. Great interior design & shallow draft, ideal for the Bay. Private head w/shower forward, nice galley, privacy partition for the 2 aft berths, a Must See, 16-hp Yanmar, cutter rig. $25,500 Call Regent Point Marina @ 804-758-4457 www.regentpointmarina.com 30’ Catalina ’85 Mariso Nice family cruiser, roomy accommodations, H/C pressure water, RF, REDUCED to $11,000 Call Regent Point Marina 804758-4457 www.regentpointmarina.com


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31’ Irwin Citation ’83 Tolume Yanmar 15-hp dsl, wheel steering, large quarter berth, enclosed head, U-shaped galley, dinghy w/ 1.5-hp OB, Owner must sell bring all offers. Asking: $14,900 PRICE REDUCED, Regent Point Marina (804) 758-4457 www.regentpointmarina.com 33’ Hunter 336 ’97 Final Mischief” Furlex roller furler, dodger, bimini, 2-hp Yanmar dsl, Huge cockpit great for family sailing. Asking: $54,900 Call Regent Point Marina 804-758-4457 www.regentpointmarina.com


Tayana 37s Two available! One of our favorite choices for a cruising couple with a small crusing budget! You get a lot! Chose from two layouts. $74K 410-571-2955

33’ Pearson ‘89 Lark clean one owner boat, large aft berth/cabin, RF, large enclosed head w/ shower, wing keel design, shallow draft, 1-hp Yanmar dsl: Asking $36,950 Call Regent Point Marina @ 804-758-5547 www.regentpointmarina.com 37’ Beneteau Envision ’83 Ideal liveaboard. Rare center cockpit pilothouse design ketch. One of only a few made, Set up for major cruising, Duel helm stations, 3 cabin layout, 2 heads. $54,500 PRICE REDUCED. Call Regent Point marina @804-758-4457 www.regentpointmarina.com

Hans Christian 38 ‘86 Classic traditional blue water boat properly equipped in great condition, water maker, solar, wind, 12v refrigeration, powerful auto pilot, and wind vane steering system. She’s ready to go! $219K 410-571-2955

37’ Jeanneau Sun Odyssey ’02 Ricochet Clean, Well Cared for Ready to go. A/C heat pump, autohelm, radar, chartplotter, bimini, dodger & much more. PRICE REDUCED $98,500 Call Regent Point marina 804-758-4457 www.regentpointmarina.com

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Seasprite 34 ’89 This beautiful traditional boat is brilliantly restored with new bottom, new rigging, new sails, and new canvas. sought after and rare, she will knock your socks off. If you like a BCC, come see this! $179K 410-571-2955

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Valiant 42 ’04 Newest available. Most popular layout,low hours, light usage, new Imron topsides, fully equipped with generator, water maker, stern arch and hard dodger. Recent survey with essentials addressed! Reduced $349K 410-571-2955

Valiant 42 ’97 Awesome cruising boat. Complete refit in 2008! Stem to stern.new Imron paint job, new genset, arch, massive solar panels, dinghy, davits, AC, Espare diesel heat, water maker! Everything! $329K 410-571-2955

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Tanzer ’87 .................$ 9,900 Hunter ‘79.................$ 9,997 S2 8.6 ’85 ..................$ 14,900 Newport ‘86 .............$ 17,500 Hunter ‘00 ................$ 42,000 Morgan ’72 ...............$ 6,999 Hunter ‘80.................$ 14,500 Hunter ’81.................$ 15,000 Hunter ‘86.................$ 30,000 Allmand ‘80...............$ 17,000 Hunter ’06.................$ 70,000 Hunter ‘05.................$ 79,000 Hallberg Rassy ‘76.....$ 49,900 Hunter ’83.................$ 33,000 C&C ‘84 ....................$ 24,000 Hunter ‘05.................$130,000 Hunter ’05.................$125,000 Hunter ’08.................$149,000 Irwin Ketch ‘76..........$ 49,900 Hunter ’96.................$ 70,000 Hunter ’96.................$ 70,000 Hunter ‘97.................$ 72,000

376 Hunter ‘97.................$ 70,000 38 Herrishoff Cat ’85 .....$ 72,000 38 Hunter ’06.................$132,000 38 Hunter ‘09.................$149,000 380 Hunter ’00.................$ 99,900 380 Hunter ‘02.................$119,000 380 Hunter ’02.................$110,000 380 Hunter ’02 Sloop ......$102,999 381 Beneteau ’98 ............$ 94,900 386 Hunter ‘04.................$129,700 405 Northwind ’86 ..........$ 79,000 41 Morgan ’74 ...............$ 59,000 41AC Hunter ’05.................$169,000 410 Hunter ‘01.................$134,000 42i Jeanneau ’08 ............$205,000 426 Hunter ‘03.................$169,000 44DS Hunter 07.................$230,000 45CC Hunter ‘01.................$189,000 460 Hunter ’00.................$159,000 49 Jeanneau ’05 ............$249,000

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BROKERAGE Passport 47 ‘02 Aft cockpit sailing machine w/elegant, satisfying accommodations! Super clean & lightly used. Maintained without regard to cost from new batteries to new bottom paint to new canvas & new interior cushions! New electric winch! Great price $389K Valiant 42 Raised Salon ’92 A real special Valiant, lovely bright liveaboard home, brand new Yanmar, Leisurefurl mainsail, dodger, bimini, davits, Electric winch, new sailing instruments. Must See! Reduced $179K 410-571-2955

Alden 44 ’84 Timeless classic sailing vessel. Owner completed Atlantic loop several years ago. Invest some effort and a little money and you’ll have a yacht. $159K or your offer! 410-571-2955 Taswell 49 ’01 Wonderful, well equipped 3-stateroom cruiser! Completely upgraded in 2008! New everything. Beautiful and affordable family cruiser. Nothing needed. Step aboard! Reduced 20K to 398K. 410-571-2955

Saga 43 ’96 Bob Perry’s performance cruiser of the 90s! Vessel in excellent condition maintained to high standards. Special interior features with extra quarter berth. Amazing price! $179K 410-571-2955

Ted Brewer 44 ’92 She is a big powerful, stable vessel with a beautiful flush deck forward and a gorgeous pilothouse and inside steering, fully equipped AC, heat, water maker, big generator, washer and dryer, stall shower, electric toilet, new Nav Net 3D GPS Plotter! New offering, a must see 289K 410-571-2955

Gulfstar Sailmaster 50 '83 Move onboard today and enjoy your new home on the water. Wonderful Caribbean cruiser well-equipped and has space for everything. Realistic seller! $179k RogueWave YS 410-571-2955

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19-hp DSL, Wheel, RF, Dinghy $124,500

26’ 1992 Catalina Sloop 9.9-hp OB, Roll furl .............................. $9,950 28’ 1987 Hunter Yanmar 18-hp, RF, Wheel, 4’ Draft ..................$14,950 29’ 1984 Bayfield Yanmar DSL, 3’6” Draft ...................................$20,000 30’ 1985 Catalina DSL, Tall Rig, Dodger .......................................$25,000 30’ 1977 Ranger Univ. Del 25-hp, RF, Dodger, Bimini .................$19,500

40’ Caliber ’99 Low hr, excellent example of this world proven cruiser. asking $174,900 (410) 639-9380, www.saltyachts.com 42’ Sabre 426 ’04 Stunning example of this high quality yacht, call for details. Price reduced to $324,000! (410) 6399380, www.saltyachts.com




28’ Alerion 28 ’99 Great daysailer and one design fleet in Annapolis! Alwgrip topsides and deck, very clean condition $59,900 32’ Catalina 320 ’96 One of Catalinas most popular designs! Yanmar dsl, 990 hours, inverter Asking $49,900 32’ Hunter 326 ’02 Priced below market! Super Clean! A/C, Autopilot and more, buy now winter storage is paid! Asking $49,900 (410) 639-9380, www. saltyachts.com

30’ 1983 Lippincott Yanmar DSL, Roll Furl, Shoal Draft ..........$19,500 34’ 2001 Motorsailor Kubota 50-hp, One-Off............................$35,000 36’ 1996 Catalina 36 Yanmar, Air, Dinghy, w/ Davits..................$88,500 43’ 1982 Endeavor 43 CC Ketch, Bow Thruster, Loaded...... $119,500

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38’ Hunter 386 ’03 Totally set up to cruise but has hardly left the dock! Northern Lights Genset, Radar, ALL electronics NEW fall 2012! Only 339 hrs on her Yanmar! ...offers encouraged..REDUCED TO $124,000! (410) 639-9380, www.saltyachts.com 42’ Beneteau Oceanis Center Cockpit ‘05 Spacious, with aft deck and huge master cabin with 2 settees and a vanity, easy to cruise (in mast furling) passage maker. The offset helm position opens up the cockpit space and improves sail visibility. Huge engine compartment. Asking $129,000. 800-672-1327 40’ Beneteau Oceanis 400 Never www.MooringsBrokerage.com Chartered, Two cabin version in Bristol condition! Loaded with gear and upgrades! Asking $124,900! (410) 639-9380, www.saltyachts.com

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29’ Island Packet ’91 New Yanmar 3YM30 dsl engine, GPS/radar, chartplotter, roller furling genoa, dodger/ bimini, etc. $68,000 Call 443-209-1110 or go to www.tidewateryachts.com 36’ Catalina ‘03 Air/heat, Garmin GPS, electric windlass, custom North bimini/ dodger, etc. $113,800 Call 443-209-1110 or go to www.tidewateryachts.com 380 Catalina ‘00 Air/heat, chartplotter/ radar, autopilot, spinnaker, in-mast furling, dodger/bimini, etc. $132,000 Call 443-209-1110 or go to www.tidewateryachts.com. NEW 39’ Hunter ‘12 Air/heat, in-mast furling, electric windlass, 22” flat screen TV with Bose upgrade, ST60 knot/depth/ wind, Raymarine C90 wide GPS, Reduced to $198,856 Call 443-209-1110 or go to www.tidewateryachts.com 43’ Endeavor ‘81 Datamarine wind/ speed, Garmin GPS/chartplotter, RF main/genoa/mizzen, bimini, Beautifully Restored! $74,900 Call 443-209-1110 or go to www.tidewateryachts.com

40’ 1995 Hunter Yanmar 50hp, A/C, AP, Inverter $99,500

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The place to buy or sell a 30’-50’ Sailboat! 42’ Skipjack ’87 A Chesapeake Classic. Lady Helen Maintained to yacht standards- Exquisitely finished interior! Dry Bilges, Detroit dsl. Perfect for charter or family Bay cruising. Easy to see in Chestertown: Contact Chris 443-926-1278 chris@walczakyacht.com, www.walczakyacht.com

34’ Etap ’01 Belgian designed and built Scout is loaded like no other Rigged for ocean cruising- Unsinkable design, outstanding features: Watermaker, AC, Satellte phone and more: Contact Chris 443-926-1278 chris@walczakyacht.com, www.walczakyacht.com

35’ Niagara ‘86 Tardis is the sought after Encore model. Well cared for and well equipped. Attractive blue hull & solid decks. Radar, steering vane, 3 sails, windlass, & more. Frank Gary 410-703-4017 frank@walczakyacht.com

39’ Concordia Yawl ‘59 Persephone Fresh varnish/house & spars. Stored indoors for winter, recently commissioned & ready to sail. Many upgrades including Yanmar dsl, radar / plotter, MaxProp. Select trades of boats & cars considered. 443-926-1278 Chris@walczakyacht.com www.walczakyacht.com

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Sailing Into Our 60th Year, 1953-2013 43’ Swan ’85 AKELA III is a very well maintained Swan 43, Completely equipped to cruise or ocean racing. Fast & Safe. Located near Annapolis, Maryland & ready to be sailed away: Contact Frank 410-703-4017 frank@walczakyacht.com, www.walczakyacht.com

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See us at Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show! 47’ Bristol Aft Cockpit ’87 BACI Ted Hood’s famous centerboard shoal draft design. Best hull design in the fleet of Bristol Yachts history. A great cruising yacht w/super performance characteristics, and ICW proof. See in Eastport. Priced to Sell: Contact Frank 410-703-4017 frank@walczakyacht.com and www.walczakyacht.com

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$89,900 Catalina 350 2004

$148,500 Hunter 45 CC ‘06 ...... $255,000 CS 40 ‘89 ....................... $69,900 PDQ Capella 36 ‘99 .. $165,000 Hunter 35.5 ‘95 ........... $52,500 O’Day 34 ‘83 ................ $23,500 Hunter 33.5 ‘88 ........... $28,500

$119,900 O’Day 322 ‘89 .............. $29,900 Cape Dory 30 ‘82 ........ $22,000 Catalina 30 ‘84 ............ $15,500 S2 9.2 CC ‘77 ................ $18,500 Catalina 28 ‘90 ............ $26,500

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SAILBOATS 1985 Laser II 14 Good condition, with trailer also in good condition. $500

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49’ Jeanneau 49DS ‘07 Well equipped owner's layout w/ convertible aft cabin to a kind single. Chesapeake Bay boat, not chartered. Ready for spring sailing, this one won't last long! Asking $349,00 Schedule an appointment to see her today! 410-269-0939

1963 Pearson 20 Classic daysailor which needs restoration. Sportsman trailer in very good condition. $1,000 1984 Hunter 22 Fixed keel. Roller-furling, auto-pilot. Nissan 2-cycle o/b. $750 1985 O’Day 23 Main, 2 Jibs. Good condition. Nissan 9 HP o/b. $1,500 1983 Catalina 25 Main, roller-furling. Good condition. 4-cycle o/b. $2,500 1979 O’Day 25 Clean and ready to go. Yamaha 8 HP o/b $1,950 1977 C&C 26 Good condition. Inboard diesel. $5,000 1979 O’Day 28 Keel model. Roller-furling jib. Tiller steering. Turnkey condition. New Yanmar diesel. $4,500

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My First Boat

An Early Pride of Baltimore by Fred Hecklinger


amassed my first fortune at the age of 15 and 16 during the spring and summer of 1952. This was by serving as a “caddy” at a golf course located just north of where my family lived in north Baltimore. This was before electric golf carts were in common use, and if I carried two golf bags twice around the course for a total of 36 holes, I could make at least $12 in one day. With so much cash in hand, I determined to take up boating. In 1952, books on small craft construction were limited, but in a Boy Scout magazine I found a design for a small Lumbermen’s Bateau by Ben Hunt, and he so described it. “Bateaux, of a FrenchCanadian origin, were used in the old logging days to transport men’s supplies and the cook’s outfit when the logs were in the spring driven down the various rivers to the saw mills. These Bateaux were sometimes as long as 35 feet and were built to stand a lot of abuse and were especially adapted for running white water. This small example is an ideal boy’s boat for camping trips.” I could build this boat.

Fortunately for me, my father and grandfather were very talented amateur cabinetmakers and had a rather complete woodshop. So we purchased two 16-foot planks of sugar pine, a four-by-eight-foot panel of exterior plywood, some galvanized screws, paint, compounds, and such, and a couple of life preservers. This all came to a cost of $54. After about a month of work, I had a double-ended boat that handled like a canoe but was heavier. It was 15 feet and nine inches long and weighed 105 pounds. I created a sprit sail out of an old cotton shower curtain. The spars were of local pine right out of the woods and roughly trimmed down. The paddles I shaped myself. When finished, I painted her a light grey. We lashed her down on the top of my father’s car and carried her down to Indian Landing at the head of the Severn River, where a friend had some waterfront property, and launched her. I was ready to go cruising. In

August, for several days I cruised the Severn River and all of the creeks that flow into it from Indian Landing to Bay Ridge and then went up Severn Run to a couple of miles past the bridge at Route 3. I could just sleep in the boat, with some discomfort, and fortunately there was no significant rain. All of this was quite exciting to a 16-year-old boy. My first independent command. Now, you might ask why I named her Pride of Baltimore. In 1949, I saw a movie called “Down to the Sea in Ships,” starring Richard Widmark, Lionel Barrymore, and a whaling ship named Pride of New Bedford. So why not Pride of Baltimore? That was easy. Twenty-four years later in 1976, I was very much a part of building the Topsail Schooner Pride of Baltimore at Baltimore, and among other efforts, I cut that name in her transom. I did on occasion serve as her captain where we ventured rather further to sea than the mouth of the Severn River. Now, I am trying to decide what I am to do when I grow up.

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