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Book Ideas for the Dog Days When the humidity kicks in on the Bay, you may need some salty tales to keep you entertained... by Carrie Gentile


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64 Cheseapeake Racing Beat: Solomons and the Screwpile Regatta, Block Island Race Week, Northern Bay Race Scene, and More.

76 Small Boats, Big Stories by Kim Couranz

78 Eastern Shore Racing Beat: August in Oxford by Aimée Poisson

80 APS Chesapeake Racer Profile The APS Team

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Molly Winans

When Danger Comes Home M

y 14-year-old niece is a competitive skier. She lives near Squaw Valley ski resort in northern California and started skiing at the age of two. Born to a Norwegian mom and an über-competitive dad, she has it her bones. This family of fanatics downhill skis every weekend and competes in an annual 20-mile cross country ski race together. In her first national-level freestyle ski competition last spring, my niece earned a podium finish. Proud as I am of her, if I stopped to consider all the daring, potentially dangerous things my niece does— shredding her way down rocky chutes in powder snow, banging down the moguls, going airborne and doing tricks over jumps, or sneaking off the path in an area known for its avalanches—I would not be able to sleep at night. Such unsettling images were brought home June 23, a few days before my niece’s visit, when the Annapolis sailing community was stunned by a horrible accident. During a routine sailing practice on a sunny day on the Severn River, 14-year-old Olivia Constants drowned after capsiz-

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ing a Club 420 and being trapped under the 14-foot dinghy. She could not be resuscitated. By all accounts, Olivia and fellow sailors were well-equipped with safety gear and surrounded by competent coaches, who responded quickly and professionally. Yet, time was not on their side. They could not save her. Within hours of this terrible incident, the young sailors and their coaches and families had access to grief counseling at the Severn SA club house, which continued the next day. The group went sailing together as part of the process. Following the accident, there was chatter around town and online about whether dinghy sailors’ lifejackets— donned for protection—may actually hinder a safe escape from under a turtled boat and whether sailors should all be equipped with knives to disentangle themselves from harnesses or lifejackets in desperate circumstances. Such dialogue has already led to clubs and coaches reevaluating their safety equipment, knives in particular. Even with the best intentions and best practices, accidents may happen. If you are knocked unconscious by the rig or the hull, none of it may help. The recent tragedy wakes us up to the fact that sailing is a thrilling sport with inherent dangers. Even the most skilled sailor may find himself in the wrong place at the wrong time. If you are an active

sailor and regularly read about sailing, you will eventually hear about a veteran sailor being killed by something as basic, yet as hazardous, as the boom. Such accidents are rare, but they occur. As with my imagining the potential ski accidents that could befall my niece, if we started to assess all that could go awry on an ordinary sailing day, we could be gripped by fear and never go sailing—or skiing, white water rafting, mountain biking, or surfing. We would deprive ourselves and our kids of the exciting sports that have brought us joy. I wish I had nuggets of wisdom I could pass along here, such as five things we can learn from this, but I do not. A teenage girl is gone. Anyone who has a child or loves a kid has had a lump in his throat since hearing about this haunting incident. A few positive outcomes, such as junior sailing programs scrutinizing their practices and the Chesapeake Bay YRA creating a memorial trophy in Olivia’s honor, may help to heal the wounds and make our sport safer. The best we can do now is to send Olivia’s family and friends our deepest sympathy and most positive thoughts as they grieve. On behalf of the SpinSheet team, I would like to express condolences to the Constants family. If there is anything we could do or share with our readers on your behalf, just ask.

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The Schells Sail to Sweden

oday’s the day! In a few hours, my wife (!) Mia and I are off to Annapolis, where Arcturus is resting quietly at the dock, waiting for us to return. The work is done. It’s an incredible feeling. Two years of hard work and way too much money have gone into the refit of that boat, but come this afternoon, it will all have been worth it. We’re off to Newport, RI, the first stop on our enormous journey across the Atlantic to Sweden. My parents will join us there, sailing up to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, a new landfall for all four of us. As we set off, we want to thank the sailing community in Annapolis. I wrote that Annapolis is the best town in the world to be a sailor, and on the eve of our departure, I feel more strongly about that than ever. Mia and I could never have completed half the work on Arcturus without help from my mom and dad, Dennis and Gail; Deb Smith, Tom Weaver, Shorty, Ed, and the guys at Sarles; our marina neighbor John Gorski; my childhood friend Adam; Mike at Southbound Cruising Services; John from Colligo Marine; Ernie from

Molly who gave us a mizzen mast; and Phil whose paint job on the hull is still gleaming the entire staff at Port Annapolis; Matt Rutherford (he’s somewhere west of Greenland at the moment, on his way around the Northwest Passage): Rodney and Narda Carroll, whom we met through Spinsheet; and our old friend Micah Sauntry. After Newport, it will be virgin territory for us and Arcturus. We hope to make Sweden by the end of September and plan to stop in Ireland and Scotland along the way. Thanks to everyone for the help. Andy and Mia Schell s/v Arcturus Congratulations to the newlyweds! Thank you for the update. We look forward to hearing about your adventure later in the fall. Fair winds and following seas! ~M.W.


Better Safe Than Sorry


he attached picture represents the result of a conversation during a sail this morning. Bob Iacobacci is the person in the photo. He was sailing with Chris Potter and me on a J/80 out of Chesapeake Boating Club. The conversation started with the discussion: “When is the last time you checked your PFD?” For Bob, it had been six years since he bought it, and it was never checked. After many dares, double dares, and the final argument of “Why gamble with your safety?” Bob pulled the cord. I am sure he would be most surprised to see his photo show up in SpinSheet. Greg Walker Annapolis

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n page 22 of the July issue of SpinSheet, we attributed the article “Two Skipjack Birthday Celebrations” to our intern, Alex Woodworth. Kate E. Matthews of the Echo Hill Outdoor School was the actual author of the article, word for word, except for the last two paragraphs. We apologize for the mistake. ~M.W.

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senior at Washington College in Centreville, MD, SpinSheet intern Alexandra Woodworth says, “I originally started photographing in order to use my pictures to draw and paint, other hobbies of mine. I soon found that taking the pictures and editing and playing with them on the computer were just as fun as painting or drawing them.” As a double major in psychology and art, Woodworth won the Most Promising Undergraduate in Studio Art and is using these talents this summer as she works as a SpinSheet event photographer, photo editor, and blogger. “I love the environment at SpinSheet,” she says. “The family-like feeling provides a great place to learn and expand my marketing and photography knowledge.” 16 August 2011 SpinSheet


Nathan Bickell

junior at Ithaca College majoring in documentary studies and production, Annapolis native Nathan Bickell is not only a sailor but a serious runner and tennis player. Bickell has written news and sports sections and taken photos for the college newspaper, The Ithacan, since he was a freshman. For SpinSheet, Bickell has shot video from onboard several Annapolis YC Wednesday Night Race boats and created short documentaries on the races for, as well as written a boat show article for the September issue and compiled several photo slide shows. “I started working with video last semester and took a liking to it,” Bickell says. “It just so happened that SpinSheet was looking to expand its online video presence, so it was an obvious place I could help out. Through interning with SpinSheet, I’ve had a lot of fun experiences and reconnected with the sailing and maritime culture of Annapolis.”


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he National Park Service (NPS) recently published The guide divides the Bay and its tributaries into four a free online resource for sailors on all regions of the regions—the Upper Bay, Main Stem, Eastern Shore, and Bay. A Boater’s Guide to the Captain John Smith western shore. It provides suggested itineraries for trips in Chesapeake National Historic Trail provides historical inforeach region. The guide also includes easy instructions for mation as well as practical using Google Earth to plan tips to help boat owners your own trip and provides National Park Service Chesapeake Bay office U.S. Department of the Interior plan and accomplish their GPS coordinates for access own exploration of the Bay. points, which are referred The guide is written by John to as trailheads. The guide’s Page Williams, who is a interactive features include senior naturalist with the links to additional maps, the to the Chesapeake Bay FoundaNational Oceanic and AtCaptain John Smith CheSapeake tion, an avid boater, and mospheric Administration’s national hiStoriC trail the author of several books Chesapeake Bay Interpretive By John Page Williams about the Bay. Buoy System, navigation John Maounis, supercharts, and information intendent of the Captain on facilities and points of John Smith National Hisinterest. toric Trail, tells SpinSheet, Boaters of all varieties will “We’re happy to make this appreciate the icons used resource available for every throughout the guide, which sort of boater and for nonquickly and easily identify Find the Boater’s Guide boaters, as well. We hope excursions appropriate for at people will learn about the paddleboats, skiffs, cruising history of the trail and all sailboats, and cruising the stories that go with it. powerboats. Users can John Page Williams is so download and print any knowledgeable about all section of the guide, so you these places.” He continued, need only bring along the “We welcome feedback sections that are pertinent from readers who use the to your trip. Even better, trail. We want to know go high tech and use the IN PartNerShIP wIth the how people are putting the guide on your IPad or laptop Chesapeake ConservanCy guide to use and what they’d computer. Chesapeake Bay Foundation like to see added. This is The Boater’s Guide is everybody’s trail, and people a joint project of NPS’s ##Photo courtesy of NPS Chesapeake Bay Office learn from each other.” Chesapeake Bay office, the Cindy Chance of NPS’s Chesapeake Bay Office adds, “This is Chesapeake Conservancy, and the Chesapeake Bay Foundanot a static document. Sailors might discover other itineraries tion. The Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic that could be added, or we might add new access points in Trail was designated as part of the National Trails System in the future.” As more access points and facilities are added, the 2006 and has been continuously developed. To learn more online guide will be updated. and download the guide, visit

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Students Win a Sailing Day on the Bay

oanne O’Hara Christofel’s sixth- and seventh-grade students at Crofton Middle School benefit from their teacher’s passion for sailing in more ways than one. Christofel’s sailing-related wall decorations have made their way into SpinSheet before. As she prepares her students for entrance into the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) program created by the National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF), which her students will begin in eighth grade, she’s found more ways to incorporate sailing into the classroom. Following projects this spring, such as doing math problems and making graphs related to how much page area was covered with text on certain subjects—Bay ecology or learning to sail—students entered an essay and drawing contest. Students had a

choice of reading a novel, such as The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi or a non-fiction sailing adventure book and writing about the connection between the books and their own lives. Congratulations to Thomas Trunnell, Dillon Tuel, Jessica Lim, Ally Esposito, Adam Zois, and Nate LaBille for winning the essay contest. Wonderful job! Also, congratulations to the winners of the drawing contest: Ethan Hill, Jane Clark, Thanaa Ilupeju, and Nolan Helpa. After receiving their awards, students took a sailing lesson on the sandbaggers, Bull and Bear, out of the NSHOF piers in Annapolis Harbor out into the Chesapeake Bay May 31. To learn more about NSHOF’s STEM program, visit

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Oh, Say, Can You See?

he words are often confused, but the tune we know by heart. As the bicentennial of our national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner” and the commemoration of the War of 1812 unfold in 2012, so will an incredible parade of sail up the Chesapeake Bay. Last month at the Smithsonian Museum, home of the actual flag inspiring Francis Scott Key to pen a song, the U.S. secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, and the chairman of Operation

Sail, Inc., Annapolis sailor Jose Fuentes, announced a 12-port public/private partnership for the celebration. “Beginning next year and continuing through 2015, the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, along with Operation Sail and host of great ##Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus (right) and chairman partners, will commemoof Operation Sail Jose Fuentes announced a partnership for the bicentennial commemoration of the War of 1812 rate the 200th anniversary and the writing of the “Star Spangled Banner.” of the War of 1812 and America’s symbol,” Mabus says. Detroit, MI, and Buffalo, NY. The Navy’s Week-long events, including parades of four annual events on the West Coast will warships and sailing vessels, public visitaalso be themed “Our Flag Was Still There” tions, spectacular air shows, international and include special shipboard exhibits: Seathletic competitions, and community attle and Portland, WA, and San Francisco relations activities will mark the occasions in New Orleans, LA, New York, NY, Nor- and San Diego, CA. The Chief of Naval Operations has folk, VA, Baltimore, Annapolis, Boston, invited 120 countries to send appropriMA, New London, CT, Milwaukee, WI, ate combat ships as well as their national Chicago, IL, Toledo and Cleveland, OH, academy sail training tall ships to America, Mabus notes. OpSail, the congressionally chartered non-profit producer of tall ship events, has partnered with the Navy for previous American milestones such as the 1976 bicentennial of American indepenon the Eastern Shore in Rock Hall, MD dence, the 1986 State of Liberty centennial, and Millennium in 2000. “Bringing the tall ships of the world back to U.S. waters for the commemoration of this glorious American milestone excites the imagination,” Fuentes says. “Throughout 2012-2015, millions of people will witness these graceful and majestic sailing ships as they parade in together and celebrate brotherhood of the sea and of our • Custom Hydraulic swaging to 1/2” • Replacement of Halyards • Inner Forestay & Running freedoms.” • New Furling Systems & Sheets Backstays Mabus closed his remarks by noting, • New Traveler Systems • Custom Splicing • Mainsail Furling Systems “As we commemorate Old Glory and • Rigid Boom Vang Systems • Rigging Inspection • Sand Blast & Spar Repainting • Electric Winch Installations • Rig Tuning • 15 Ton 85' Boom Mobile the War of 1812, we ought to remember • Adjustable Fairleads • Adjustable Backstay Systems Crane Service the delicate weaving of history that has • Rod Rigging • New Aluminum/Carbon Fiber • Welding, Aluminum & • Life Line Replacements Mast Replacement Stainless Fabrication brought America to this place of great influence and greater responsibility.” We Chesapeake sailors should mark our calendars for June 1-12, 2012, during which time a spectacular parade of sail will travel from the USO Patriotic Festival in Virginia Beach, VA, and Harborfest in Norfolk, to Annapolis on up to Baltimore. Rt. 20 and Swan Creek | Rock Hall, MD 21661 To learn more, visit

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It’s a Classic by Beth Crabtree


xpect to see a piece of nautical history sail into Annapolis as the second annual Classic Wooden Boat Regatta and Race takes place the weekend of September 17 and 18. If you own an old wooden hull sailboat, this is the regatta to show off your treasure. Not an owner? It’s a wonderful weekend to admire the tradition and elegance of these beautiful boats. “What is different about this race from other events in this area is that ours is focused on a material rather than a type of boat. If it is a recreational wooden sailboat, you are welcome to join, regardless of whether it is big, small, an offshore boat, daysailers, or a dinghy,” says race coordinator Paul Miller. “The reason we are doing it again is that it was a lot of fun! All the participants from last year said they would like to do it again, and we should have a bigger turnout than the 18 boats we had last year.” The wooden wonders will be on display for public viewing on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., along City Dock outside the National Sailing Hall of Fame & Sailing Center (NSHOF). Race registration, a reception, and a competitors’ meeting will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner in town. On Sunday, a pursuit-style race will begin at 11 a.m. Plentiful public viewing will be available from City Dock and the U.S. Naval Academy seawall.

##The Classic Wooden Boat Regatta. Photo by Dan Phelps

Racing is open to sailing yachts under 60 feet long, designed before 1970, whose hull is built of wood. Entry for vessels built after 1970 will be made on a case-by-case basis. Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place on corrected time in each class (dayboats and cruisers), as well as oldest boat and furthest travelled. NSHOF and the Chesapeake Traditional Sailing Association sponsor the event. For more details and to register, visit and click on “events.”


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Daytrippin’ With the Kids in August by Beth Crabtree


##Summertime and the living is easy.

here’s just a few more weeks before the kids head back to school. Maybe you feel that the first day of school can’t get here soon enough, or maybe you’re trying to savor the last few weeks with no homework and no bedtime. Either way, August is a great month to spend some quality time with your youngsters. SpinSheet’s found three parents with great suggestions for family fun on the Bay in August.

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Jim Montgomery, a father of four, says, “Our kids like day tripping by boat to Hart-Miller Island. It’s located just north of the Patapsco River, near the mouth of Middle River. On the northwest side of the island, you’ll find protected anchorages with a clean, hard, sandy bottom at three- to four-foot depth. The kids can wade ashore even from several hundred yards out and run all over the island, use the restrooms, and play on the beach. Since the water is fresh, I’ve never seen a sea nettle there, even in August.” For more information, visit publiclands/central/hartmiller.asp. Busy mom and sailor Elaina O’Toole tells SpinSheet, “A couple of years ago, on our annual Bay cruise aboard our boat, we discovered the Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum down on the Patuxent River. It’s the Maryland state museum of archaeology, and staff actually excavate home sites along the waterfront, which was once a busy thoroughfare of trade. Across the river is the Sotterley Plantation where you can tour the 300-plus-year-old house and other buildings on the property. Both places were fascinating, and we really learned a lot about Maryland and Chesapeake Bay history.” For more details, click on and If you’re looking for a place you can reach by land, Stacie Gormley suggests, “Every year, I take the kids shark teeth hunting at Bayfront Park. It’s fun for all ages, even teenagers.” Bayfront Park is a narrow beach located just south of Chesapeake Beach, MD, on Route 261. It marks the northern end of Maryland’s Calvert Cliffs. The park has new entry fees of $10 per adult and $6 per child. If you go, plan to spend some time at the local water park. It’s a great place for kids in the three to 12 age range. There you will find several water slides and pools. For details, visit

Christmas in August?


by Chris Rogers

s summer starts to wind down, the sun sets before 8 p.m., and the temperature dives into the mid 80s, back-toschool sales start popping up around town, and it’s time to get geared up for Annapolis Race Week and start putting together plans for the 29th annual EYC Lights Parade. Yes, the lights parade, Annapolis’ own free-form nautical arts event and seasonal celebration, planned this year as always for the second Saturday in December (December 10th this year) from 6 to 8 p.m. This year, Mother Nature will enter, and provide a full moon for parade night. On-the-water fireworks, a crowd pleaser for the last four years, will be making a return at the end of the show.

##Photo courtesy of John Horm

After the holidays, come to the participants party and awards ceremony; awards include those for sail and power, small, medium, and large, illumination, animation, holiday spirit, the club challenge and, of course “best in show.” Check out

the Lights Parade tab at for more information, including tips on how to get your decorations going; online registration will start in October (free, as always). Sign up early to ensure you and your boat are listed in parade program materials.

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DOCKTALK Time To Sign Up for the Junior Safety-at-Sea Seminar


by Ruth Christie

ponsored by the Jamie Boeckel Memorial Fund for Safety at Sea, Storm Trysail Club’s (STC) Junior Safety-at-Sea Seminar will be held at the Annapolis YC August 17. Coordinator Jeff Goldring says, “Our curriculum is quite comprehensive. We hope to limit classroom time to about two hours, because we want kids to learn teamwork when handling a big boat. On the water, they’ll do man-overboard drills and learn

##After a “tough day on the water,” Safety -at-Sea Seminar par ticipants take a littl e break. Photo courte sy of Louise Burke

how to safely work winches with big loads, reef sails, wear and effectively use safety harnesses, and rig jack lines. We’ll talk about navigation, weather, tides, safety equipment, and currents so they can become valued crew members. At day’s end, we’ll have a short race with a man-overboard drill and then a pizza party.” So, what’s new this year? Jeff says, “For starters, we’ll sponsor a Junior Twilight Race August 18. Run just like any other bigboat regatta, the race will require knowledge of the racing rules of sailing, navigation, and tactics and will give juniors experience racing at night. The course will be around government marks, with a finish just outside Annapolis Harbor. At the post-race social at the Eastport YC, kids will be able to discuss what happened during the race and learn what the competition did for better or worse. Also, I am about to roll out a facebook page for STC’s Chesapeake Station that will serve as a network for both the safety-at-sea and twilight races. Finally, U.S. Sailing is promoting the event on its web pages in addition to the Storm Trysail Foundation.” Learn a bit more at stormtrysail .org. Parents, to register your junior sailors, contact Jeff directly at There’s no time like the present.

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Bay Open

Junior Olympics by Lin McCarthy


uring the Fourth of July holiday weekend July 1-3, 63 young racers spent two days in Hampton, VA, at the USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival–Chesapeake Bay Open, affectionately known at the Bay Open– Junior Olympics. Also involved in the competition and popular social events were accompanying parents and friends, coaches galore, and countless volunteers and staff of the host club, the Hampton YC (HYC). Clinics, pizzas, and roasted and picked pig all were on the ticket, as well as racing, of course. In the Club 420 fleet of nine boats, AYC’s Patrick Floyd sailed away from his competitors, winning each of the six races sailed, followed by AYC’s Elena VandenBerg in second and AYC’s Charlie Lomax in third. In the Laser Radial fleet of 13 boats, FBYC’s Jeremy Herrin trounced his fleet, turning in five first and one second for the two days. FBYC’s Benjamin Buhl took second and AYC’s Maeve White took third. Congratulations to all the sailors.

##Trevor Bornarth traveled from New Bern, NC, to race in his first major Opti regatta.

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Paul Streater, who hails from Flagler Beach, FL, and is sailing out of the Norfolk Yacht and Country Club this summer, won the 32-boat Optimist (RedWhite-Blue [RWB]) fleet in a tie breaker over Jed Londrey from the Fishing Bay YC (FBYC) in Deltaville, VA. Inside the trenches, in the seven-boat White Optimist fleet, Caroline Benson of the Tred Avon YC (TAYC) took first, Benton Amthor of HYC took second, and Camille White of the Annapolis YC (AYC) took third. In the 16-boat, Blue Optimist fleet, FBYC’s Hannah Steadman took first, and TAYC’s Gray Benson took second. In the nine-boat, OptiGreen fleet, TAYC’s Mark Bourdin took first, FBYC’s Jackson Montague took second, and HYC’s Gavin Smith came home with third. Hobie Polarized, Gill, and West Marine helped sponsor the event. U.S. Sailing Junior Olympic Medals were awarded to the overall top three places in each class, with the green fleet receiving participation awards. For more details, visit

##Gray Benson of the Tred Avon YC finished fifth overall in the Opti Red-White-Blue fleet.

##Jeremy Herrin (188698) headed out to race and led the way in his Laser Radial fleet throughout the regatta.

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“Oh Yeah! Here We Go…” by Beth Crabtree

##It was “all hands on deck” to get the hull down the banks of the Severn River.


##Richard (right) and David (left) were all smiles the first day on the water.

hese were the cries of delight ing, and leadership as the group traversed sons on beginner boats, the younger ones as my son David took his first several sets of stairs and a few sharp turns. have sailed mostly on keelboats with me. solo sail on our family’s new When we arrived at the dock, we were With a small boat, they have the opportuTopaz sailboat. Our children able to rig the boat easily with the instrucnity to sail by feel, with one hand on the had received the small boat as a Christmas tions and equipment provided by the tiller and the other on the mainsheet, and gift last winter, and the whole family was manufacturer. All the lines we needed were each shift of their weight makes an impact. excited about the launch on Memorial Day included, even the painter. As we worked, Every time they get out on the water, I weekend. This summer, the Topaz has the sun climbed higher in the sky, and the know they are learning more than just how been everything that I hoped it would be air began to heat up. We were hot and to sail. They’re learning science, math, selffor our kids. sticky, but motivated to get out there and reliance, and more. Occasionally, I offer a Last fall, I began searching for a boat enjoy the cool breeze off the water. When suggestion or instruction, but for the most with one sail that could be enjoyed singlewe completed the rigging, the real fun part, I try very hard not to give any advice handedly, but would also comfortably fit began. The children were filled with the unless asked. After all, the whole idea betwo children or an adult and a child. I sense of adventure that all sailors feel when hind buying this boat was to give the kids a wanted a boat that could also serve as a we leave the dock. chance to learn by trial and error. swim platWhen “Mom, I found the wind. It was right under my nose all along!” form when siblings it’s hard to spend long, find a breath of air during the hazy, hot There was light wind, but it didn’t take hot summer days together, some special days of August. The Topaz’s hull is gently much to start the Topaz gliding through moments are bound to transpire, but a little curved; there are no sharp edges or corners, the waves. It was great to watch the kids bickering is inevitable, too. As their mom, and because the transom is open and has learn naturally how to shift their body I’ll confess that I find it adorable that one handles on each side, crawling in and out weight with the changes in the wind, and of my boys enjoys being the helmsman is easy. As a bonus, there’s no bailing. On they had plenty of opportunities to get while his older (and only) sister basks in light air days, the boys love to jump off or stuck in irons and even suffer through a the sun on the bow. As for the bickering, capsize, swim a bit, crawl back in, and keep few unexpected gybes. In the beginning, it can get under my skin sometimes, but sailing. they were just plain going in circles, but I had to smile last evening as I listened to Our first challenge was to get the boat they learned quickly to sail from point to my sons debating who would be the first to from the house to the dock several hundred point. I asked them to capsize for practice, take the boat out after dinner. Yes, I think feet down a winding path on the banks of and they were happy to oblige me. Each this little boat will be good for all of us. the Severn River; this was an adventure in was able to right the boat individually with itself. My husband and kids carried it over- no difficulties, which was a feature that I About the Author: When she’s not working head (imagine portaging a canoe) down the had desired but couldn’t be certain about as the Dock Talk editor for SpinSheet, Beth somewhat steep path near Brewer’s Creek. until they got out on the water. Crabtree races, cruises, and plays along the No team-building high ropes courses for It’s been satisfying to see my children Severn River with her husband and five kids. us, thank you; just getting the boat to the get the feel of sailing a dinghy. Although water’s edge required cooperation, listenmy older kids have taken formal sailing les-

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Southern The Challenge Is On, Baby! Story by Ruth Christie Photos from the 2010 Sunfish Challenge courtesy of Jonathan Romero ##All hail pastel power.


esigned in 1951, the Sunfish is a miracle of simplicity and function. With just two lines to control the sails and a setup time under five minutes, these light-weight, easy-to-sail boats are something to be celebrated. And, that’s what will happen September 24, when the Hampton Roads Sunfish Challenge and Dinghy Distance Race returns to the Southern Bay. The hull-flying fun runs from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. thanks to the efforts of the host club, the Portsmouth Boat Club, and many fine sponsors, including yours truly, SpinSheet.

##No time for siestas, senor.

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##Let the games begin.

So, clean those grassy growths off that old Sunfish in your backyard and get her ready for the 10-mile race from the Willoughby Boat Ramp in Norfolk, VA, to the Old Dominion University Sailing Center. The event is open to Sunfish class boats and all types of dinghies. Organizer Jonathan Romero says, “It all started when two friends took their old 1970s-era sunfish out to Willoughby for a ‘friendly and relaxing’ sail. They had a blast and really had no intention to race, but when two boats are sailing, a race in unavoidable. This inaugural event led to a ‘friendly’ discussion about whose boat was faster. The banter soon escalated into someone saying, ‘I bet I can kick your butt in my boat!’ It’s not clear who may have said that first, because no one will ever take the blame. What matters is the gauntlet was tossed squarely onto the dock, and the

challenge was accepted. Thus, the Hampton Roads Sunfish Challenge and Dinghy Distance Race became a reality.” Jonathan adds, “This year, either an EMT or a nursing student will be on each safety boat; we’re hoping not to need them, but are happy to have them. The pre-race party will be at the Willoughby Harbor Marina, and at the post-race party, don’t miss the cornhole tournament, steel drum band, free raffles, and Famous Uncle Al’s great food. We expect several home-made boats this year. Any boat up to 29 feet that floats and has a sail can join. For outof-towners, there’s a campsite at the yacht club, and we have a deal with a local hotel.” He says, “There’s no way we could pull this off without our sponsors,” which include Norton Yacht Sales; Chesapeake Yacht Sales; the City of Norfolk; Dalic (race committee, too); Deltaville Yachting Center; Harbor Freight Tools; Intensity Sails; Islander Scents, Trophies & Engraving; Monster Energy; Neil Pryde Sails; Ocean Marine; Queensboro; Speed & Smarts; TCC Marine Diesel Program; Tidewater Community College; Ullman Sails; Waddell & Reed; and Yorgo’s Begaldasery. To learn more and sign up, visit Look for a recap of this year’s event in a future issue; SpinSheet will be on the scene.

Summer Reading by Carrie Gentile

Book Ideas for the Dog Days An American Sailing Story by Gary Jobson


ary Jobson is America’s consummate correspondent and authority on sailboat racing. He’s as close to a sailing dignitary as there is. Jobson is an America’s Cup winner, Fastnet Race winner, a three-time All American Sailor, and an America’s Cup Hall of Fame inductee, who has won two Emmys. He’s been present at nearly every major sailing event in the last 30 years, either as a sailor or as a commentator for ESPN. Through a relentless speaking tour and his role as ESPN’s sailing expert, he plays a huge role in promoting the sport he loves.  His memoir recounts his own personal pivotal sailing moments, such as the 1979 Fastnet race

where he helms on Ted Turner’s 61-foot Tenacious in 50 knots, with gusts to 60, and waves like “a liquid mass the size of the Maryland State House.” Several boats sank, and sailors died, but Tenacious wins in the race. But a much bigger storm brews in the author’s life, and it comes in the form of lymphoma. In 2003, Jobson endures endless medical procedures, excruciating pain, a myriad of drugs, and dark nights in hospitals where death seemed at his door. He fights tirelessly and is able to stave off the deadly disease. This is a memoir of a great sailor and tireless sailing promoter who is able to retell key sailing moments with great understanding and detail.

Skipjack: The Story of America’s Last Sailing Oystermen by Christopher White


n the mid 1880s, almost 1000 dredge boats called skipjacks worked the Chesapeake Bay for the prized and delicious oysters. Today, there is only a small and diminishing fleet left. Most are sequestered to either Deal or Tilghman Islands, the latter being where the author spends one winter to chronicle the life of three cantankerous skipjack captains and the venerable, tired boats they sail to dredge for oysters and keep their way of life alive. It’s an eventful winter. White befriends the captains and crew and is not only privy to conversations that shed light on the dying oysterman trade, but has a first-hand account of their dependence on weather and their fight against fierce storms, aging boats, increasing overbearing state regulations, oyster disease, and more often, each other.   White is not only a keen observer and active listener while aboard the boats, but he also works the winder and the dredge, donned in oilskins, and teaches us how they caress the oyster bars. More than once, White would witness the dredge whirring by him full speed because someone forgot to tend the winder, allowing the dredge to hit bottom and Follow us!

cause the 90-year old boat to vibrate and spin, ruining equipment, and sometimes dismembering a crew member. The captains, Stanley Larrimore, Wadey Murphy, and Art Daniels, are independent, stubborn, and a bit crusty. It’s obvious they love their craft and won’t give up until they are forced to. They are often their own worst enemies, fighting each other for prime oyster beds, and over-harvesting to make ends meet. It would all seem a bit romantic, but unfortunately, the skipjacks and the captains’ fates are uncertain, leaving a bittersweet gnawing feeling, knowing their way of life is in danger. Anyone who is interested in history and health of the Bay should read this. SpinSheet August 2011 29

Summer Reading (continued)

Among the Multihulls – Volume 1 A Memoir by Jim Brown


art history lesson, part zany sailing adventure memoir, Among the Multihulls is author Jim Brown’s account of how the modern multihull came to be. Brown was a designer, builder, and active sailor of multihulls in the 1950s through the 1970s. Post World War II, an eclectic bunch of sailors began building and designing catamarans and trimarans in their backyards. Brown suggests the rebellious feeling that epitomized the 1960s played a large role in the surging interest in trimarans that were still considered social pariahs. Brown works under respected multihull designer Arthur Piver and eventually designed his own popular line of multihulls called Searunners. More of a storyteller than memoir writer, Brown

chronicles his adventures sailing with his then five-and-a-half-month pregnant wife, from Sausalito to Panama, in search of utopian freedom.(They eventually sail from California to Virginia with their two young boys aboard his 31-foot Searunner trimaran Scrimshaw). Volume I relives Brown’s experiences, trials, and accomplishments when ocean sailing his trimarans. It also shows how a young couple can overcome fear and mishaps to live life on their terms. The memoir is short on history and long on entertaining sailing tales via Brown’s great wit and humor. But, this is volume one of three, so perhaps the subsequent books delve a bit more into the makings of multihulls.

The Solitude of the Open Sea by Gregory Newell Smith


his is not your conventional “sailing around-the-world” narrative. It’s more a series of travel essays than sailing stories, with some serious reflection on how travel and solitude can change a person’s viewpoint about the world. It’s sharp, funny, sometimes sad, and a great read. Smith’s 17 narratives stem from his three-year sail around the world on his 39-foot Fast Passage Atlantean. He is honest, self-deprecating and insightful as he retells his meetings with Fijians, Aussies, South Afrikaners, and Mexicans, among others. He admits his naivety when he visits Cape Town and encounters a still very racially divided, post-Apartheid nation where black yacht club employees still must use segregated bathrooms. And we can feel Smith’s frustrations at not understanding the seemingly laziness of the Marquesans as they prefer to eat cheese

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puffs and drink cola, forsaking their tradition of fishing for food. The title essay, which details his 53day passage from Panama to Hawaii, explains how solitude goes far beyond merely being alone. It takes the author being alone for 53 days, trying to work with the weather, to finally connect with the ocean and finally find peace. This is a far cry from when he began—full of resentment at not having a partner or soulmate with whom to share his journey. But don’t worry; there are plenty of tense, riveting sailing moments interspersed with his travelogue. Smith is an elegant and honest writer who tries to rid himself of his self-proclaimed cultural self-centeredness through travel. Although any sailor I know would love this book, it’s also suited to non-sailors who enjoy travel writing.

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Author and Sailor Herman Melville Is Born in New York City, 1819 He sailed on at least five ships and ended his service on two of them by deserting. Carnival! St. Michaels Fire Department Style 7 p.m. St. Michaels High School. Contests, pageants, parades, and more. U.S. Coast Guard Day 

Annapolis Rotary Crab Feast 5 to 8 p.m. Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis. $75 per adult; $25 per kid. (410) 353-4722

Blessing of the Combines 11 a.m. Snow Hill, MD.

Paddle for the Bay 7:30 a.m. to Noon. Sarah Constant Beach, Norfolk, VA. Kayaks, outrigger canoes, stand-up paddlers, surf skis, and more.

Skipjack Sails in Reedville, VA The Skipjack Claud W. Somers departs from the Reedville Fisherman’s Museum and sails down Cockrell’s Creek to the Great Wicomico River to the Bay. There’s another sail August 20. National Lighthouse Day 

The Kids’ Kruise Georgetown, MD. Hosted by Georgetown YC. Benefits kids with cancer.


John Huston, Director of the Movies “The African Queen” and “Moby Dick,” Is Born, 1906 (So far, he is the only one to direct his parent and child to Academy Award wins)


St. Mary’s County National Lawn Mower Racing Bowles Farms, Clements, MD. (301) 475-2139


Boating Safety Course 7 to 10 p.m. Three nights. Annapolis Fire Department. Hosted by USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 22-05. $20. (301) 919-7738


Volunteer Update and Training One full Saturday and one Thursday afternoon. Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Cambridge, MD. (410) 901-6124


Maryland Streams Symposium Carroll Community College, Westminster, MD.


Annie Oakley Wild West Festival Cambridge, MD. Music, beer and wine gardens, buggy rides, face painting, cowboys and cowgirls, reenactors, target shooting games, arts and crafts, and more.


Pirates and Wenches Fantasy Weekend Rock Hall, MD. Costumed craziness, sing-a-longs, racing dinghies, beach parties, pirate’s ball, treasure hunts, contests, live entertainment, merchants and mayhem on Main Street, and much more for the whole family! (410) 935-3491


Seafood Festival Tydings Park, Havre de Grace, MD. Food, fun, arts and crafts, and lively entertainment. (410) 939-1525


Crab and Pork Feast Flag Harbor Yacht Haven, St. Leonard, MD.


Full Moon Canoe Float on the Rappahannock 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. City Dock, Fredericksburg, VA.


Perseids Meteor Shower and Full Moon It’s a great weekend to anchor out in a quiet gunk-hole.

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Rescue Fire Company Seafood Feast-I-Val 1 to 6 p.m. Sailwinds Park, Cambridge, MD. It’s all-you-can-eat, baby.


Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse Tours 9 a.m., Noon, and 3 p.m. Annapolis Maritime Museum. $70. (410) 295-0104



Scott Kirby Concert 4 p.m. Southern Maryland SA, Solomons. See Kirby and lead guitarist Dave Edmisten for a mere $20.

Junior Safety-at-Sea Seminar Annapolis YC. Sponsored by Storm Trysail Club and Jamie Boeckel Memorial Foundation.

Watermen’s Appreciation Day Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels.

Jazz Concert William Paca House, Annapolis. Picnics and kids are welcome.

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Caroline Summerfest Denton, MD. Music, parade, fireworks, artisans, kids fun, games, food, and more.


Lighthouse Adventure Cruise Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. $130 plus lunch on Smith Island.


Picnic Cruise 5:30 to 7 p.m. Calvert Maritime Museum, Solomons. Onboard the Wm. B. Tennison $15; pack your own picnic. (410) 326-2042

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Twelve-Ounce Regatta 2 p.m. to 1 a.m. Port Annapolis Marina. Hosted by Chesapeake Outdoor Group.

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Wine, Jazz, and Art Festival Fiore Winery, Pylesville, MD.


The Clipper Ship Flying Cloud Arrives in San Francisco, CA, in a Record-Setting 89 Days, 21 Hours, 1851 (She breaks her own record in 1854)


ZZ TOP, Joan Jett, and the Blackhearts in Concert 7:30 p.m. Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons.


British Forces Briefly Invade and Raid Washington, DC, Burning the Capitol, the President’s House, and Most Other Public Buildings; President James Madison and Other High-Ranking U.S. Government Officials Flee to Safety until British Troops (Not Knowing the Strength of Their Position) Depart the City Two Days Later, 1814

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Whisky Sour Day

C. S. Forester, Creator of the “Horatio Hornblower” Series and The African Queen, Is Born, 1899

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La Fiesta del Verano 5 to 8 p.m. Annual fundraiser for the Wellness House of Annapolis features guest speaker Gary Jobson, festive foods, and live music by Trio Caliente. $75. 


Old Dominion Boat Club Poker Run Alexandria, VA. Benefits Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

27-Oct 23

Maryland Renaissance Festival Annapolis. Don’t bring pets, and don’t pack heat.

August Racing


Maryland’s Governor’s Cup Yacht Race Annapolis to St. Mary’s City. Enjoy earlier starts for some classes and ramped up shoreside fun.


American Red Cross One-Design Cup Regatta Miles River YC, St. Michaels. For Stars, Penguins, Comets, Chesapeake 20s, Club 420s, Optimist Prams, and Shields. Benefits American Red Cross of Delmarva Peninsula.

6-7 10-16 

Virginia Governor’s Cup Ware River YC, Gloucester, VA.

World Championship Regatta Aarhus, Denmark. See the world’s best A-class cat sailors. We know it’s beyond the Bay, but…


Oxford Regatta Oxford, MD. Hosted by Tred Avon YC. Starts with a distance race from Annapolis to Oxford. For more about the race’s history, see page 98.

13-14 Deltaville, VA.

Annual Regatta Fishing Bay YC,


Cape Charles Cup Cape Charles, VA. SpinSheet is a sponsor.


End-of-Summer Regatta Hampton YC, VA.

##August 12-14 bring several dinghy-loads of pirates and wenches to party along Rock Hall’s waterfront for a Fantasy Weekend. “Ye have been warned, maties.” Photo by Chessie Photos


EYC/CRAB Boatyard Bar & Grill Regatta Eastport YC. Don’t miss this SpinSheetsponsored event to support Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating programs.



Baltimore Grand Prix Baltimore Marine Centers are the official marinas of Baltimore’s first “Festival of Speed.” Pro car racers will zoom between Hamburg and Lombard Streets down to the Inner Harbor. Consider yourself forewarned.


1 1-4

SOS (Sunset of Summer) Tidewater Yacht Marina, Portsmouth, VA. Great food, music, games, competitions, and USPS Boating Safety classes. (888) 390-0080


Nautical Festival and Flea Market Oxford, MD. Maritime displays, crab feast, live music, and more.

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Hard Crab Derby Somers Cove Marina, Crisfield, MD. Races, contests, parades, docking, crafts, carnival, games, seafood, entertainment, and more.

Abbey Road on the River: Music Festival Potomac River near National Harbor, MD.

1-30 2-3 

Pleasure Your Mate Month We have our sources.

Kent Island Cup Kent Island YC, Chester, MD. This 35-mile team relay circumnavigates Kent Island, MD, and features a lu’au party with great drinks, food, and live entertainment.

3 3 

Boat Auction Fundraiser St. Michaels.

3 3-5 

RiverFest 2011 Historic St. Mary’s City, MD.

Skipjack Race and Festival Deal Island Harbor, MD. Racing, music, parades, arts and crafts, games, food, fishing tournament, boat docking and other contests, and more. (410) 784-2799


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The Recipe for “Mary’s Dream” Is Posted on the Internet, 2010 (Two ounces light rum, one-half ounce triple sec, four ounces OJ, two dashes orange bitters, and orange slice garnish. Delish!)


Onancock Harborfest Onancock Waterfront, VA. Concerts, food, kayak/canoe racing, Great Paper Boat Racing, critter parading, and rubber duck racing.


Canoe Rendezvous and Crab Feast Havre de Grace Maritime Museum, MD. Boat building demos, antique canoes, Bay food and beverages, music and dancing, raffles, and more.

10 10 

Patuxent River Fun Run

Second Saturday 5 to 9 p.m. Cambridge, MD. Music, shopping, and more.


10 10-11 


11-Nov 11

Antique & Classic Boat Gathering Reedville Fishermen’s Museum, VA. Hampton Bay Days   Free entertainment, familyfriendly fun, rides for ankle biters, interactive educational fun, arts and crafts, food, and lots of fireworks.


Bay Harvestfest North Beach, MD.

The Boating Party Gala Fundraiser St. Michaels. $150.

Maryland Seafood Festival Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis.

TwentyTwo Americans Volunteer To Serve with the Royal Navy and Are Commissioned, 1939-1941


The Potomac River’s Piney Point Lighthouse Is First Lit, 1836


Boating Safety Course 7 to 10 p.m. Three nights. Annapolis Fire Department. Hosted by USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 22-05. $20. (301) 919-7738


Union Army General John Sedgwick Is Born, 1813 (Before Dying in Battle During the U.S. Civil War May 9, 1864, Sedgwick Muttered, “They Couldn’t Hit an Elephant at This Dist...”)


DelMarVa Bike Week Ocean City and Salisbury, MD, and Seaford, DE.

15-18 17 

Newport, RI, International Boat Show

Boatyard Bar & Grill Beach Bash To Benefit Annapolis Maritime Museum 5 to 9 p.m. Annapolis Maritime Museum.


Summer Sendoff: Blues, Brews, and BBQ Cambridge, MD. Street festival.


TV’s “M*A*S*H” First Airs, 1972 (The 14-Year-Old Who Wrote the Lyrics to “Suicide Is Painless” Made about $2 Million in Royalties); and Two USCG/U.S. Navy Teams Make Largest Cocaine Seizure in its History by Seizing 56,250 Pounds of Cocaine from Two Fishing Vessels off the Galapagos Islands, 2004


Classic Wooden Boat Regatta and Race National Sailing Center and Hall of Fame, Annapolis.


Maryland Lighthouse Challenge See nine lighthouses and one lightship in two days. Bonus cruise departs Maryland’s Eastern Shore to see some of the Bay’s more elusive lighthouses. Hosted by Chesapeake Chapter of U.S. Lighthouse Society.

17-18 17-18 

Ocean Sailing Seminar Hampton, VA.

Pre-Boat Show Open House Annapolis Sailyard. ##Look out below! Photo from Independence Day on the Severn River by Caryl P. Weiss

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CanalFest Delaware City. Music, vendors, crafts, and more along the waterfront.

19 20  21 

Talk Like a Pirate Day Love Your Teeth Day  Celebrated in China.

Author Stephen King Is Born, 1947 (“I Work Until Beer O’Clock”); and a Study in the Journal Nature Traces Origins of Fingers and Toes to Ancient Fish-Like Creatures, 2008

22 22 

Fun for the whole family!

8th Annual 12 oz. Regatta To benefit Annapolis Community Boating / C.R.A.B.

Saturday, August 20

Fall Begins

TV’s “Friends” First Airs, 1994 [ Joey: “Look at this clown. Just because he’s got a bigger boat he thinks he can take up the whole river. Get out of the way jackass. Who names his boat Coast Guard anyway?” Rachel: “That is the Coast Guard.”]


Sunfest Ocean City, MD. Arts and crafts galore.


Annapolis GAM Camp Letts, Edgewater, MD. Hosted by Seven Seas Cruising Association.

24 24 

Fall Festival Cape Charles, VA.

24 24 

Hospice Cup XXX Annapolis.

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FallFest Rock Hall, MD. Music, food, arts and crafts, and more. (410) 639-7779

Oktoberfest National Harbor, MD. Bier ist wunderbar!

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Rappahannock Riverfest 8:30 p.m. Farley Vale Farm, King George, VA. Great seafood and barbecue, live entertainment, and live and silent auctions.


Trash Bash Noon to 5 p.m. Nick’s Fish House, Baltimore. Benefits local waters.


Waterfront Festival and Cardboard Boat Regatta Noon to 5 p.m. Chestertown, MD. Free river cruises aboard the 45-foot Callinectes, kayaking, cardboard boats, pony rides, food, family fun, and music by Chester River Runoff. (410) 778-7295


Ya Gotta Regatta Baltimore.


Fall Harvest Festival and Crafts Show Steppingstone Farm Museum, Havre de Grace, MD. Bluegrass music, scarecrow making, pumpkin painting, apple bobbing and pressing, clogging, hay riding, and more. (888) 419-1762

25 26 

Crab Meat Newburg Day

After a Three-Hour Tour, the SS Minnow Wrecks on an Uncharted Desert Island and Launches the Goofy, Yet Much-Loved, TV Show “Gilligan’s Island,” 1964

28 30 

Drink Beer Day

Wye Island Electric Boat Marathon Miles River YC, St. Michaels.

30-Oct 1

Smithfield Music’s Aiken and Friends Fest Anchor in the Pagan River off Smithfield, VA.

30-Oct 2

Festival St. Michaels.

Mid-Atlantic Small Craft

September Racing

2 2-4 

Cedar Point Race Gibson Island Yacht Squadron, MD.

Stingray Point Regatta Fishing Bay YC, Deltaville, VA.

3 3-5 

Labor Day Regatta Norfolk Yacht and Country Club, VA.

CBYRA Annapolis Race Week Once again, the awards parties, with live music and food and drink vendors, will run in conjunction with the Summers at City Dock program. The public is welcome.


National Capital Area Leukemia Cup Washington Sailing Marina, Alexandria, VA. Last year’s fundraising total was $160,000! (703) 399-2930


U.S. F16 National Championship West River Sailing Club, Galesville, MD.


Smith Point Race Southern Maryland SA, Solomons. Distance race to Smith Point and back to the Patuxent.


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Log Canoe Labor Day Series Miles River YC, Oxford, MD.


Pumpkin Patch Opti Regatta Corsica River YC, Centreville, MD.


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Hammond Memorial Tred Avon YC, Oxford, MD.

Fall Series Southern Maryland SA, Solomons.


Hampton Roads Sunfish Challenge and Dinghy Distance Race Hampton Roads, VA. Bring out that 1960s era Sunfish or any dinghy and sail 10 miles with friends.


Queenstown Race and Back Potapskut SA, Pasadena, MD.

28-Oct 1

BoatU.S. Santa Maria Cup Eastport YC, Annapolis. ##September 9-11 bring Hampton Bay Days to town, in the form of fine free entertainment for the whole family unit. Photo courtesy of the Hampton Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Chesapeake Bay Tide Tables

BALTIMORE 02:06 AM 08:20 AM 1 M 03:16 PM

0.4 1.9 0.4 08:53 PM 1.6 03:04 AM 0.5 09:04 AM 1.9 Tu 03:52 PM 0.3 09:45 PM 1.7 04:06 AM 0.5 09:49 AM 1.8 W 04:30 PM 0.2 10:39 PM 1.8 05:14 AM 0.6 10:35 AM 1.6 Th 05:09 PM 0.2 11:36 PM 1.9 06:27 AM 0.7 11:25 AM 1.5 F 05:53 PM 0.2 12:36 AM 2.0 07:45 AM 0.7 Sa 12:20 PM 1.4 06:41 PM 0.2 01:38 AM 2.0 09:00 AM 0.7 Su 01:20 PM 1.3 07:36 PM 0.2 02:42 AM 2.0 10:09 AM 0.7 M 02:25 PM 1.2 08:37 PM 0.3 03:45 AM 2.0 11:09 AM 0.6 Tu 03:31 PM 1.2 09:42 PM 0.3 04:46 AM 2.0 12:02 PM 0.6 04:35 PM 1.2 W 10:45 PM 0.3 05:40 AM 2.0 12:49 PM 0.6 Th 05:34 PM 1.3 11:44 PM 0.4 06:28 AM 1.9 01:30 PM 0.6 F 06:27 PM 1.4

2 3 4 5

August 2011 Tides August 2011 Tides

6 7 8 9

10 11


12:37 AM 07:10 AM 13 Sa 02:07 PM

07:16 PM 01:27 AM 07:48 AM Su 02:39 PM 08:03 PM 02:13 AM 08:22 AM M 03:06 PM 08:48 PM

14 15

0.4 1.9 0.5 1.4 0.4 1.8 0.5 1.5 0.5 1.8 0.5 1.6




12:31 AM 0.3 06:56 AM 1.7 1 M 01:29 PM 0.3

02:58 AM 0.6 08:55 AM 1.7 Tu 03:31 PM 0.5 09:31 PM 1.6 03:44 AM 0.7 09:27 AM 1.6 W 03:56 PM 0.4 10:15 PM 1.7 04:33 AM 0.8 10:01 AM 1.5 Th 04:23 PM 0.4 10:58 PM 1.7 05:28 AM 0.9 10:36 AM 1.4 F 04:53 PM 0.4 11:42 PM 1.7 06:30 AM 0.9 11:17 AM 1.3 Sa 05:29 PM 0.4 12:28 AM 1.8 07:37 AM 0.9 Su 12:03 PM 1.3 06:11 PM 0.4 01:17 AM 1.8 08:45 AM 0.9 M 12:58 PM 1.2 07:00 PM 0.4 02:09 AM 1.8 09:46 AM 0.8 Tu 01:59 PM 1.2 07:57 PM 0.5 03:03 AM 1.8 10:39 AM 0.8 W 03:03 PM 1.2 08:59 PM 0.5 03:57 AM 1.9 11:25 AM 0.7 Th 04:04 PM 1.2 10:03 PM 0.5 04:49 AM 1.9 12:06 PM 0.6 F 05:01 PM 1.3 11:05 PM 0.4 05:39 AM 1.9 12:44 PM 0.6 Sa 05:55 PM 1.5 12:05 AM 0.4 06:25 AM 1.9 Su 01:20 PM 0.5 06:47 PM 1.6 01:04 AM 0.4 07:10 AM 1.9 M 01:56 PM 0.4 07:39 PM 1.7 02:03 AM 0.4 07:55 AM 1.8 Tu 02:32 PM 0.3 08:31 PM 1.9 03:04 AM 0.5 08:39 AM 1.7 W 03:09 PM 0.2 09:24 PM 2.0

18 19

20 21


23 24

25 26 27

28 29

30 31

DIFFERENCES Spring High Low H. Ht L. Ht Range

Sharps Island Light –3:47 –3:50 *1.18 *1.17 Havre de Grace +3:11 +3:30 *1.59 *1.59 Sevenfoot Knoll Light –0:06 –0:10 *0.82 *0.83 St Michaels, Miles River –2:14 –1:58 *1.08 *1.08

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1.5 1.9 1.1 1.4

07:26 PM 1.4 01:25 AM 0.4 07:37 AM 1.7 Tu 02:10 PM 0.3 08:22 PM 1.5 02:21 AM 0.5 08:19 AM 1.6 W 02:53 PM 0.2 09:19 PM 1.6 03:21 AM 0.6 09:03 AM 1.5 Th 03:39 PM 0.2 10:20 PM 1.6 04:25 AM 0.7 09:50 AM 1.4 F 04:28 PM 0.2 11:23 PM 1.7 05:32 AM 0.7 10:43 AM 1.3 Sa 05:22 PM 0.2 12:28 AM 1.7 06:43 AM 0.8 Su 11:43 AM 1.2 06:18 PM 0.2 01:33 AM 1.7 07:55 AM 0.8 M 12:50 PM 1.1 07:17 PM 0.2 02:36 AM 1.8 09:03 AM 0.7 Tu 01:58 PM 1.1 08:16 PM 0.2 03:33 AM 1.8 10:02 AM 0.7 W 03:04 PM 1.1 09:13 PM 0.3 04:24 AM 1.8 10:51 AM 0.7 Th 04:04 PM 1.2 10:07 PM 0.3 05:08 AM 1.8 11:32 AM 0.6 F 04:59 PM 1.2 10:58 PM 0.3 05:47 AM 1.7 12:08 PM 0.6 Sa 05:48 PM 1.3 11:46 PM 0.4 06:23 AM 1.7 12:43 PM 0.5 Su 06:34 PM 1.3 12:32 AM 0.4 06:56 AM 1.6 M 01:16 PM 0.5 07:18 PM 1.4

2 3

4 5 6 7 8 9

10 11



14 15




03:47 AM -0.2 10:03 AM 3.0 1 M 04:05 PM -0.1

01:17 AM 0.5 07:27 AM 1.5 Tu 01:50 PM 0.4 08:02 PM 1.4 02:03 AM 0.6 07:58 AM 1.5 W 02:24 PM 0.4 08:47 PM 1.5 02:49 AM 0.7 08:29 PM 1.4 Th 03:00 PM 0.4 09:33 PM 1.5 03:38 AM 0.8 09:00 AM 1.3 F 03:38 PM 0.4 10:23 PM 1.5 04:29 AM 0.8 09:33 AM 1.3 Sa 04:20 PM 0.4 11:15 PM 1.5 05:25 AM 0.9 10:10 AM 1.2 Su 05:06 PM 0.4 12:10 AM 1.6 06:25 AM 0.9 M 10:58 AM 1.2 05:56 PM 0.4 01:06 AM 1.6 07:26 AM 0.9 Tu 11:59 PM 1.1 06:50 PM 0.4 02:00 AM 1.6 08:24 AM 0.8 W 01:10 PM 1.1 07:46 PM 0.4 02:50 AM 1.7 09:16 AM 0.8 Th 02:19 PM 1.2 08:42 PM 0.4 03:37 AM 1.7 10:03 AM 0.7 F 03:23 PM 1.2 09:37 PM 0.4 04:21 AM 1.7 10:47 AM 0.6 Sa 04:23 PM 1.3 10:32 PM 0.4 05:04 AM 1.7 11:28 AM 0.5 Su 05:19 PM 1.4 11:26 PM 0.4 05:45 AM 1.7 12:10 PM 0.4 M 06:14 PM 1.5 12:21 AM 0.4 06:27 AM 1.7 Tu 12:51 PM 0.3 07:08 PM 1.6 01:16 AM 0.5 07:09 AM 1.6 W 01:35 PM 0.2 08:03 PM 1.7

18 19

20 21


23 24

25 26 27

28 29

30 31

DIFFERENCES Spring High Low H. Ht L. Ht Range

Mtn Pt, Magothy River +1:24 +1:40 *0.88 *0.88 Chesapeake Beach –1:14 –1:15 *1.12 *1.14 Cedar Point –3:16 –3:13 *1.33 *1.33 Point Lookout –3:48 –3:47 *1.37 *1.33

1.0 1.1 1.4 1.4

10:20 PM 3.2 04:32 AM -0.3 10:51 AM 3.2 Tu 04:57 PM -0.1 11:07 PM 3.1 05:19 AM -0.3 11:41 AM 3.2 W 05:52 PM 0.0 11:56 PM 2.9 06:07 AM -0.2 12:34 PM 3.2 Th 06:51 PM 0.1 12:48 AM 2.7 07:00 AM -0.1 F 01:30 PM 3.2 07:54 PM 0.2 01:45 AM 2.5 07:57 AM 0.0 Sa 02:31 PM 3.1 09:01 PM 0.3 02:50 AM 2.4 09:00 AM 0.1 Su 03:38 PM 3.1 10:11 PM 0.4 04:02 AM 2.3 10:06 AM 0.2 M 04:48 PM 3.0 11:17 PM 0.4 05:16 AM 2.3 11:12 AM 0.2 Tu 05:54 PM 3.0 12:17 AM 0.3 06:22 AM 2.4 W 12:13 PM 0.2 06:52 PM 3.1 01:10 AM 0.2 07:18 AM 2.5 Th 01:09 PM 0.2 07:42 PM 3.1 01:56 AM 0.2 08:06 AM 2.7 F 01:58 PM 0.2 08:26 PM 3.1 02:37 AM 0.1 08:48 AM 2.8 Sa 02:44 PM 0.2 09:05 PM 3.0 03:15 AM 0.1 09:27 AM 2.8 Su 03:26 PM 0.2 09:42 PM 3.0 03:50 AM 0.2 10:04 AM 2.9 M 04:06 PM 0.3 10:16 PM 2.9

2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

10 11



14 15


04:23 AM 0.2 10:39 AM 2.9 Tu 04:45 PM 0.3 10:05 PM 2.7 04:55 AM 0.3 11:15 AM 2.9 W 05:24 PM 0.4 11:25 PM 2.6 05:28 AM 0.3 11:52 AM 2.9 Th 06:04 PM 0.6 12:01 AM 2.5 06:04 AM 0.4 F 12:31 PM 2.8 06:47 PM 0.7 12:41 AM 2.3 06:44 AM 0.5 Sa 01:13 PM 2.7 07:35 PM 0.8 01:26 AM 2.2 07:30 PM 0.6 Su 02:01 PM 2.7 08:29 PM 0.8 02:17 AM 2.2 08:22 AM 0.7 M 02:56 PM 2.7 09:27 PM 0.8 03:15 AM 2.1 09:21 AM 0.6 Tu 03:55 PM 2.7 10:27 PM 0.7 04:18 AM 2.2 10:23 AM 0.6 W 04:56 PM 2.8 11:23 PM 0.6 05:21 AM 2.4 11:22 AM 0.4 Th 05:54 PM 3.0 12:14 AM 0.4 06:19 AM 2.6 F 12:19 PM 0.3 06:47 PM 3.1 01:03 AM 0.2 07:13 AM 2.8 Sa 01:13 PM 0.1 07:37 PM 3.2 01:49 AM 0.0 08:03 AM 3.1 Su 02:05 PM 0.0 08:25 PM 3.3 02:34 AM -0.1 08:52 AM 3.3 M 02:57 PM -0.1 09:12 PM 3.3 03:19 AM -0.3 09:40 AM 3.5 Tu 03:49 PM -0.2 09:59 PM 3.3 04:05 AM -0.3 10:30 AM 3.6 W 04:42 PM -0.1 10:47 PM 3.1


18 19

20 21


23 24

25 26 27

28 29

30 31

DIFFERENCES Spring High Low H. Ht L. Ht Range

Onancock Creek +3 :52 +4 :15 *0.70 *0.83 Stingray Point +2 :01 +2 :29 *0.48 *0.83 Hooper Strait Light +5 :52 +6 :04 *0.66 *0.67 Lynnhaven Inlet +0 :47 +1 :08 *0.77 *0.83

2.2 1.4 2.0 2.4


Captain’s License Basic Nav & Nav II Boating Basics Emergencies Underway Onboard Anchoring & Docking Diesel Level I & II

Sept 19-30 Aug 6-9 Aug 13-14 Aug 20-21 Aug 27-28 Oct 22-25 S lack W ater

B altimore Harbor Approach


(Off S andy P oint) S lack W ater

1:54 9:18 6:29 9:22

1 M


3 W

4 Th

August 2011 Currents

6 Sa

7 Su

8 M


-0.6 1.1 -1.1 0.5

12:59 3:33 AM 7:13 10:35 AM 1:55 5:31 P M 8:10 11:03 P M 1:50 4:29 AM 7:58 11:13 AM 2:33 6:02 P M 8:53 11:56 P M 2:44 5:29 AM 8:46 11:52 AM 3:12 6:34 P M 9:37


-0.6 1.1 -1.1 0.6


-0.6 1.0 -1.0 0.7


-0.6 0.8 -1.0 0.8

12:53 6:35 12:32 7:09


-0.6 0.7 -0.9 0.9

1:52 7:48 1:15 7:48

AM 4:43 AM AM 10:33 AM P M 4:39 P M P M 11:17 P M

-0.7 0.6 -0.8 1.0

2:52 9:07 2:02 8:32

AM 5:49 AM -0.7 AM 11:35 AM 0.4 P M 5:28 P M -0.8 PM

3:53 10:28 2:56 9:20


10 W


4:52 11:45 3:57 10:12


AM 3:42 AM 9:37 P M 3:54 P M 10:25

S lack W ater

11 Th

12 F

13 Sa


1.2 -0.9 0.3 -0.7

3:01 9:57 3:56 9:21


1.2 -1.0 0.4 -0.7

12:04 7:31 2:34 7:19

AM 3:55 AM AM 10:48 AM P M 4:52 P M P M 10:20 P M

1.3 -1.1 0.5 -0.7

1:01 8:18 3:17 8:20

AM 4:47 AM AM 11:36 AM P M 5:43 P M P M 11:16 P M

1.2 -1.1 0.6 -0.7


6:41 AM 1:46 P M 6:14 P M

22 M

23 Tu


2:33 8:38 1:38 8:11

AM 5:25 AM AM 11:09 AM P M 5:04 P M P M 11:46 P M

3:27 9:52 2:25 8:51

AM 6:25 AM -0.6 AM 12:08 P M 0.3 P M 5:52 P M -0.6 PM 0.9 -0.7 0.2 -0.5


1.0 -0.7 0.2 -0.5


1.0 -0.8 0.3 -0.5


1.0 -0.9 0.3 -0.5


1.1 -1.0 0.4 -0.6

12:51 8:11 3:11 8:08

AM 4:40 AM AM 11:29 AM P M 5:35 P M P M 11:04 P M

1.1 -1.0 0.5 -0.6

1:44 8:51 3:41 8:58

AM 5:25 AM AM 12:07 P M P M 6:15 P M P M 11:54 P M

1.1 -1.0 0.6 -0.7

2:37 9:30 4:11 9:48

AM 6:09 AM 1.1 AM 12:44 P M -1.0 P M 6:55 P M 0.7 PM








12:11 AM AM 6:55 AM AM 12:41 P M P M 6:22 P M PM 1:08 AM AM 8:00 AM AM 1:49 P M P M 7:20 P M PM

1.1 -0.8 0.4 -0.7 1.2 -0.8 0.3 -0.7

15 M

16 Tu

17 W

18 Th

19 F

20 Sa

1:56 9:02 3:56 9:18

AM 5:36 AM 1.2 AM 12:20 P M -1.1 P M 6:31 P M 0.6 PM 12:09 6:24 1:02 7:17


-0.7 1.1 -1.1 0.7

1:01 7:09 1:42 8:01


-0.7 1.0 -1.1 0.8

1:52 7:54 2:21 8:44


-0.6 0.9 -1.0 0.8

2:42 8:39 3:00 9:28


-0.6 0.8 -0.9 0.8

AM 3:34 AM 9:25 P M 3:40 P M 10:12


-0.6 0.6 -0.8 0.8

2:51 9:44 4:33 10:12


3:44 10:24 5:10 11:05


4:37 11:02 5:45 11:56


5:30 AM 11:39 AM 6:20 P M 12:48 6:27 12:17 6:56

26 F

27 Sa

28 Su

29 M

30 Tu

31 W

6:00 1:13 5:21 11:09 6:46 1:59 6:21 11:59 7:29 2:38 7:16

12:36 AM 7:26 1:12 6:42 PM 1:27 AM 8:24 2:15 7:36 PM 2:17 AM 9:17 P M 3:14 P M 8:30 PM 3:06 AM 10:05 P M 4:06 P M 9:23 PM 3:54 AM 10:49 P M 4:52 P M 10:14

-0.6 0.4 -0.7 0.9




-0.6 0.5 -0.8 0.9

S lack W ater

C hes apeake B ay E ntrance

Maximum C urrent

2:05 9:01 2:55 8:21

5:48 12:51 5:05 11:07

Maximum C urrent

AM 4:28 AM AM 10:15 AM P M 4:21 P M P M 10:58 P M

1 M

2 Tu

3 W

4 Th

5 F

6 Sa

7 Su

8 M

9 Tu

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Where We Sail by Carrie Gentile


The Variables of

wrote a column called “Down on the Wind Farm” in December 2010 about the possibility of a 400 to 600 megawatt offshore wind farm proposal for Maryland. Since the column was printed, SpinSheet editors have received plenty of comments, both for and against the idea of building mammoth wind turbines off the Atlantic fluctuation. And the experts argue over a snag. These projects depend on federCoast. whether traditional energy costs will rise in ally backed loans and tax incentives, and When I wrote the column, the wind the future. If so, then the cost of offshore Delaware’s project may be a casualty of the farm was just an idea. Since then, Goverwind could equalize. current economic crisis. The Feds recently nor O’Malley’s administration launched I heard over and over again that the pulled the plug on the federal incentive a two-billion dollar offshore wind initiaproposal would create 2000 green jobs program in the recent round of spending tive that would supply enough power for in Maryland. Well, that sounds wondercuts. 135,000 homes. The bill was eventually The fact that no developer has tabled until next year, after much put a turbine in Atlantic waters scrutinizing and debate. I listened caused concerns in the hearings. to the testimony and the subse“The technology of offshore wind Some lawmakers are concerned quent hearings and would like to that the building costs could be is relatively immature compared share some key nuggets of inforunderestimated and could cost mation about the legislation. with other renewable resources.” much more than projected, and Wind may be free, but building there is nothing in the bill that and maintaining the turbines, would stop the developer from to be built eight to 12 miles passing the overruns on to the offshore, are not. The initiative consumer. The Cape Wind project would require Maryland utiliis now estimated to cost $2.5 bilties to sign 20-year agreements lion, twice as much as the original to buy offshore wind power at a estimate. price far above the current market This is not the cheapest source rate—more than 16 cents per of energy, but it could set a kilowatt hour. That’s more than precedence for other states to foldoubling the current price of enful. But, after reading the bill carefully, it low and help fulfill Maryland’s renewable ergy in Maryland. The subsidy would go to becomes clear the turbines can be built off energy goal of requiring 20 percent of the developers of the offshore wind farm who the coast of Delaware, Maryland, Virstate’s electricity supply be derived from say they could not secure financing for the ginia, or even North Carolina. Call me renewable resources by 2022. project otherwise. The cost would be spread skeptical, but if the turbines are built off It’s hard to argue against developamong all residential and commercial cusanother states’ coast, what are the chances ing a clean, renewable energy source in tomers through a monthly fee on electric Marylanders will benefit from job creation? Maryland. It could be exciting, espebills. For example, a 200-bed hospital that The Maryland Energy Administration cially if Google does decide to help build a uses an average of 330,000 kilowatts per cited the international commerce clause as transmission line, running like a backbone, month would pay $6400 more each month the reason the bill could not stipulate the connecting future offshore wind projects on for electricity. This project would supturbines be built off Maryland. I also read the East Coast. ply less than three percent of Maryland’s that it is much easier to transmit the power The bill was too controversial to pass last energy usage. to shore via Delaware vs. Maryland, thus year, but I look forward to more debates in For most residential customers, the cost decreasing the likelihood we would receive this upcoming legislative session. was estimated at an extra $1.44 to $3.61 a the new jobs. month. For large companies and municiThe technology of offshore wind is Editor’s Note: This will be our final article palities, the surcharge could add up to two relatively immature compared with other for a while on wind power. We wanted to percent of their bills or tens of thousands of renewable resources. There are plenty of give Carrie Gentile a chance to share what dollars monthly. she had learned on the topic since her last turbines spinning off Denmark and EngProponents point to a two dollar cap the article. We have moved this discussion to our land, but there is not a single turbine built administration added to the bill to assuage “Going Green on the Bay” forum at spinsheet. in the United States to date. Delaware and opponents, but that cap is really based com. Feel free to contribute to the ongoing Massachusetts both have projects in the on market rates for the entire duration of conversation. works, but Delaware’s initiative has hit the 20-year contract, which is subject to 40 August 2011 SpinSheet

Wind Power

Baltimore Beat by Captain

Jean Korten Moser

Take Me Out to the Ballgame W

as the little neon yellow bird that took up refuge on our port jib sheet some kind of omen? It looked for all the world like a canary, but what was it doing here in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay where we are much more likely to see osprey, great blue heron, Canada geese, and gulls? Why was the little hitchhiker here? Coincidentally, we were heading to Baltimore to the see The Birds—the Baltimore Orioles. We had joined members of the Chesapeake Bay Tartan SC and the Bay Region Mariners SA on a baseball cruise. We had reserved slips at a marina within walking distance of Camden Yards and had purchased tickets for the 7:05 p.m. game against the Cincinnati Reds. What better way to combine two loves: sailing and baseball? Unfortunately, we weren’t getting much sailing in. The five- to 10-mile-perhour winds were on the nose, and with a chance of afternoon thunderstorms in the forecast, we were using the iron genny as we entered the Patapsco River. Besides, we were hoping to arrive in time to tour Oriole Park and visit the nearby Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum. For the next hour, the little bird rode along as we passed fishing boats, commercial ships, trawlers, sailboats—even the John W. Brown, the World War II Liberty Ship berthed in Baltimore. After

a particularly large powerboat wake left us rocking and rolling wildly as we were about to past under the Key Bridge, the bird disappeared. Alone, we motored past Fort McHenry and Fort Carroll, past dozens upon dozens of commercial ships in various stages of loading and unloading cargo, past City Pier and the pirate ship Fearless. Four hours after we left Rock Hall, MD, we tied up to a floating dock at Inner Harbor East Marina. We marveled at the transformation of the Harbor East area since our last visit several years earlier. The construction cranes along the shore had been replaced by glistening skyscrapers perched over the marina. The marina showers and restrooms had moved from a cramped waterside trailer to the first floor of the Legg Mason tower (also the home to the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School). There is now also a boater’s lounge with a flatscreen television, Wi-Fi, and coin-operated washer and dryers. Even if we were to take one of the free downtown shuttle buses to Camden Yards, we would arrive too late for the last Oriole Park tour of the day. Instead, we socialized with our fellow cruisers at the marina picnic area until it was time to head off to the game. At the stadium, we checked out the food vendors as we made our way to our seats high above the first base foul line. For a taste of authentic Baltimore, would we

grab a bite at Boog’s Barbecue and catch a glimpse of John Wesley “Boog” Powell, the former Baltimore Orioles’ first baseman? Or would we get polish sausages at Polock Johnny’s, a Baltimore institution since 1921? Or would it be crabcakes from Old Bay washed down with a cup of Natty Boh (National Bohemian Beer) once brewed in Baltimore? After making our selections, we settled down to watch baseball, do the wave, and watch the Oriole team mascot dance with fans along the edge of the field. We root, root, rooted for the home team, but by the top of eighth, with the Cincinnati Reds five runs ahead, it became pretty clear that the home team was not going to win this game. So, we headed to Harbor Place for ice cream. As I sipped on my root beer float, disappointed with the loss, I thought of the little hitchhiker and suddenly I got it. It’s not just about winning; it’s about enjoying the ride. A little bird told me.

About the Author: Jean Korten Moser is a journalist and USCG-licensed captain who sails out of Rock Hall on a Caliber 38. You can e-mail her at

Getting There Baltimore Water Taxi—(410) 563-3900, Charm City Circulator—(410) 350-0456, The 2011 Orioles Schedule through late September— 90-minute Tours of Oriole Park at Camden Yards— Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum—

Where To Stay Inner Harbor East Marina (near Little Italy)—(410) 625-1700, Baltimore Marine Center at Inner Harbor (near Harbor Place)—(410) 837-5339, Baltimore Marine Center at Harborview (near Federal Hill/Locust Point)—(410) 752-1122, Anchorage Marina (Canton)—(410) 522-7200, Follow us!

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SpinSheet Summer Cover Contest 2011 We received more than 50 amazing photos for our summer cover contest. Although many of them were beautiful and fitting for our magazine, not all were in the right orientation or resolution to fit the cover. Our graphic design team chose the winner based on composition, clarity, lighting, and adequate space for headers, footers, and cover lines. The winning photo by Mark Duehmig graces the cover of this issue. Thank you to all readers who participated. Here are a few of the finalists. Send pretty, high-resolution photos of life on and along the Chesapeake Bay to us anytime via ~M.W.

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DelMarVa by Ruth Christie


ell, it’s in the history books. But, not out of the minds of all those involved. The 18 participating boats have the crew shirts, skipper bags, and fine memories to prove it. The DelMarVa Rally took cruisers from the Severn River to memorable adventures up the Bohemia River, offshore down to Hampton Roads, VA, into Solomons, and then back home June 19-25. Brian Morrison says, “I’ve been sailing for 10 years and was trying to decide if I wanted to get deeper into the cruising lifestyle. Without actually experiencing something, you really don’t know. I had ideas about what I wanted to do and needed a firmer basis on which to make a decision. The rally helped me learn more about the sailing I want to do, and along the way, I developed sailing skills and gained some offshore cruising experience; those were my goals. I had expected the unexpected and got much more than that. We planned and prepped for the cruise, dealt with issues, and worked with good crew; we really were self-sufficient on the water. The rally provided the opportunity to get help from others when


needed; that came in handy on my C&C 34 Rekofa (the Blue Whale). Afterward, we spent a day in Annapolis and then returned home to Baltimore.” He adds, “I need to give a ‘Shout Out’ to my crew: Michael Campbell, Marcus Asante, and Larry Lewis. Thanks, guys!” John Kozel, who sailed his 34-foot Gemini Mc105, Gemini Dream, in the rally, says, “I wanted to experience a trip like that and get my cat out in the ocean, which I had never done before. I usually do daysails and extended weekenders out of Kent Island, MD. For the rally, I had crew lined up, but as we got closer to the start, I lost two of them. Luckily, I ended up sailing with two teenage brothers, Gaston and Lucas, and a fourth guy, Rich. I couldn’t believe how nice the weather was; we had only five minutes of rain in eight days. It was a great experience. I enjoyed learning to sail at night, doing shift work, and feeling confident that we were safe. I just wish the boats had been closer so communications could have been easier. Maybe next time, Spot should donate receivers to each rally boat (hint, hint).” John adds, “Because I don’t want

And, they’re off! The start of the 2011 DelMarVa Rally.

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to shovel snow off my boat, I’m heading from Kent Island down the ICW to Charleston, SC, this fall. I’ll probably have different crew for different segments of the trip. The rally definitely helped me prepare for that trip. Of course, once I retire, my long-term goal is to get down to the Bahamas.” Victor Plavner of Sea Patience, a Beneteau 373, says, “I wanted to get more experience doing long-distance cruising in the ocean in an organized and safe manner; the rally provided that. My crew, Tom Poturalski and Paul Foer, were more experienced sailors than I, and that was good. In the end, I was more comfortable with my boat and with extended cruising. It also as nice to experience the ocean, although the C&D Canal and Delaware Bay were pretty boring.” Victor, who sails out of Annapolis and usually does weekend sails, adds, “My boat sailed as I expected, and I learned more about her in different weather and sea situations. Usually, the boat can take more than the people can, and that was true this time. I’ve had her for four years now, and it was the first time I took her out in the ocean. The rally was great and well organized. I plan to do more extended cruises. I’ll cruise more in the Chesapeake Bay and will plan offshore adventures.” Thanks to all the rally sponsors, including Annapolis Hybrid Marine, Annapolis Yacht Sales, Chesapeake Sailing School, Cruisers’ University, Crusader Yacht Sales, Dream Yacht Charters, Forest Drive Carwash, General Yacht Services, Goode Impressions, Gordon Biersch, J/World Annapolis, Mount Gay Rum, Resilience Technology, SpinSheet Magazine, UK Sailmakers, and Weems and Plath. As a result of their generous support, the DelMarVa Rally was able to make donations to Annapolis Community Boating, the Wounded Warriors Project, and Southern Maryland Sailing Foundation.

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“Avast, me hearties. Time to relax while others do the ‘dirty’ work.”

To life indeed! Photo by Dan Phelps

All smiles during the DelMarVa Rally start. Photo by Dan Phelps

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Be Safe & Be Seen

by Paul Foer

Ship Avoidance


nyone familiar with boats should know the danger signal, especially when it comes as five very low and very loud blasts—boop!—from a ship. It means “Get out of my way.” Ships need a long distance to turn or stop, so stay out of their way by always looking for them. Students or charter guests are amazed when I’ll be resting in the cockpit and casually ask, “What are you going to do about that ship?” Their answer is invariably “What ship?” Sailors should know the shipping channel and the buoys marking it. If you are unsure of the ship’s direction in the distance, look for the bow wave it pushes out ahead, or trust the most important and least used tool onboard— your binoculars. Every ship has a licensed pilot, who is hopefully watching with binocular and perhaps two radars set on different ranges. Pilots listen on VHF radio channels 13 and 16. You must know the shipping channel, watch for ships and stay out of their way, assume they do not see you, and take action early and decisively. These maxims are not specifically the Rules of the Road, but are derived from them. You cannot always be seen from the bridge of a ship, but if needed, go on deck and clearly show that you are watching it. Change course early and generally by pointing your bow toward the ship’s stern and then slowly coming back on course as the ship passes. Be careful of the ship’s wave, especially if you are by a shoal outside the channel shoal such as near Bloody Point Light or the aptly named Seven Foot Knoll.

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bright moon, it may be almost impossible to see. While aboard the 100-foot Hudson River Sloop Clearwater near West Point in New York, we had anchored for the night, and a few of us rowed a longboat ashore to find firewood for the ship’s stove. As we rowed back in the dark, something did not seem right. Maybe I was sitting in the stern looking ahead while the rowers had their backs to the channel, but my instincts kicked in as I squinted into the darkness. Before I even saw the tiny navigation lights of the freighter some 50 feet up, there was a huge dark mass where I thought I should have seen the other side of the high-banked river. We stopped rowing and listened as the ship came chugging downriver, maybe a hundred feet away. I don’t even know if we had a torch or a horn “It may be more difficult for onboard. I’ve always wanted you to see a ship’s lights than for to appear in The New York Times, but in a sensational the ship’s pilot to see you...” obituary was not what I had in mind. One advantage of sailing is foil may work. Bud and Sandy successfully that you can often hear a ship long before you’ll ever hear one above the roar of your used it on an episode of “Flipper!” At night, turn on your proper navigation own engine. At night, I “light up” the sails lights. However, it may be more difficult with a flashlight, and if a pilot or other boater misses that, they must be asleep. for you to see a ship’s lights than for the Just remember to never shine that toward ship’s pilot to see you, especially with harbor background lights. When you are really the other ship or into its pilot house—or into your eyes for that matter. Keep a lookclose, sometimes the only thing to tell you there is a ship could be the low thumping out, be safe, and be seen. of its machinery. By the time you see faint moonlight reflected in the bow wave, it might be too late. Sailors are normally but About the Author: A Coast Guard licensed a few feet off the water and that dark hull captain since 1979, Washington, DC, naand navigation lights may rise even above tive Paul Foer has operated charter boats, your mast’s height. Unless it’s being silhou- delivered yachts, taught sailing, and navigated etted against a light shoreline or there is a from Maine to Florida. Pilots appreciate a radio call on channel 13. Identify your boat and location, and relay your intended course change. The pilot is likely to thank you for the call. On a cold and cloudy March day off the Potomac, an enormous cable-laying ship actually altered course for me after I called the pilot. He told me to hold my course. I watched and waited, and my heart pounded as the ship bore down. He turned as promised. (The tele-com ship reached out and almost touched us…) That could only have happened at a wide and deep area of the Bay, of course. Many sailboats do not “paint” a good radar target without a reflector. In an emergency situation, holding or hoisting pots and pans, a small anchor, or even aluminum

by Ruth Christie


hh, Bay time. Here’s a quick roundup of news from Chesapeake charter companies. Send your charter news and photos to

• Annapolis Bay Charters celebrates 30 years in 2011. The company recently added a 2010 Mahe 36, a 2010 Jeanneau 42 DS, a 2008 Jeanneau 45DS, and a 2011 Jeanneau 50DS to its charter fleet. • C&C Charters Maryland in Grasonville, MD, offers a 10-percent discount off all charter boats. • If you do a weekend charter with Chesapeake Sailing Charters out of Herrington Harbour North in Deale, MD, there are no extra sleep aboard fees for Friday night or after your cruise on Sunday night, and every charter includes use of a Walker Bay hard dinghy at no extra charge. • Chesapeake Sailing Tours out of the Magothy River offers each charter group one complimentary $20-gift certificate to Deep Creek Restaurant & Marina, the company’s pick-up location for charters on its trimaran Dragonfly. • Getaway Sailing in Baltimore has a new satellite location: the familyowned Butlers Marina Waterfront in Eastport houses Getaway Sailing’s Beneteau 34 (Miss Ann). • Haven Charters out of Haven Harbour Marina in Rock Hall, MD, offers a seasonal discount of 10 percent if you book a bareboat charter after October 16. • Horizon Yacht Charters has partnered with Bavaria Yachts USA to offer world-class charters on the Chesapeake out of the Yacht Haven Marina in Annapolis. Horizon Yacht Charters Annapolis offers 2011-model-year Bavaria Cruisers 32, 36, 40, and 45 for bareboat, skippered, and learn-to-sail charters. Follow us!

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Chartering on the Chesapeake provides unforgettable experiences and unexpected vistas at every turn. Do you know where this shot was taken? Photo by Jim Christie

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• Sail Solomons has a charter fleet of three cruising boats and four daysailers. Sailors may be interested in “front-row charter” seats to upcoming events, including the NAS Patuxent River Air Expo September 3-4 and Offshore Gran Prix powerboat races September 24-45. • Sail Yorktown recently added the 65-foot Schooner Serenity for charters along side the 105-foot Schooner Alliance out of Riverwalk Landing in Yorktown, VA. • SailTime has a new Gemini 105 Catamaran arriving this August! SailTime has locations in Annapolis, Baltimore, Havre de Grace, and Virginia Beach. • For 2011, Schooner Heron Charters out of Solomons is holding its 2010 promotional rates at $390 for weekdays, Monday through Thursday. • At the South River Boating Club, if you buy five or more day rentals in advance, you get a 20-percent-discount on the overall price. For those who want to cruise more than a couple of times a year, you’ll save money on a variety of sailboats. The company partners with Annapolis Boat Rental and Chesapeake Yacht Charters.

by Tracy Leonard

Cruising with Kids

Safety First C

ruising with small children aboard offers its challenges as well as its rewards. When I talk to families who have not yet started cruising with their kids, two reasons stand out: concerns over their children’s safety and worries about whether their children will have fun. We’ve taken some cues from safety requirements for ocean racing to make our boat safer and more comfortable for our kids and our peace of mind. Here’s what we did and how we did it:

• Life jackets. In addition to being a legal requirement, life jackets make good sense. They reduce parental anxiety while increasing childhood confidence on the boat. Maryland law requires that children under 13 wear a U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) approved life jacket while underway on a vessel under 21 feet in length. In addition, children under the age of four must wear a life jacket with additional safety features including a strap between the legs, a head collar, and a handle. (Find more information at asp.) Virginia law requires that children under 13 wear a USCG-approved life jacket while underway on any vessel; additional safety features for children under the age of four are not required. (Find more information at boating/wog/equipment-regulations.asp.) We sail on a 40-foot sailboat and have established solid life jacket rules that cannot be bent or broken. Life jackets are worn on deck at all times while we are underway. When we are at the dock or anchored, life jackets can be taken off in the cockpit only. Life jackets are not necessary down below. Each family has to establish its own rules based on the children’s temperament and comfort levels. • Safe area on the boat. We created a space within the boat where our children would be safe unattended when all adult hands are needed on deck. Our son’s cabin is a quarter berth that can be kept clear of flying objects. When our daughter was born, we made a leeboard as high as her crib rail that fits into a berth in the salon. She can play or sleep in her berth without getting tossed out by rolling waves or rough seas. Not only have we felt confident of their safety when we sleep aboard, but we have weathered squalls of more than 60 knots of wind Follow us!

with both children safe in their cabins. We know of families who have used a hammock in their cabin to keep their young children safe during foul weather, secured car seats to the stern pulpit, or mounted hook-on table chairs to the cabin top. • Harness and tether. In addition to a life jacket, we have a harness and tether for each of our children. Because our boat does not easily capsize, we feel that if our kids’ tethers are attached to the boat, they cannot fall in the water. Our son regularly wears his harness and tether when sailing at night, and we have clipped our children onto the boat in rough conditions that caused them to be seasick down below. • Clip-on points on deck. Between our cockpit and companionway, we have mounted a clip-on point. While we originally did this for ocean racing, it has proved to be a great spot for the kids to clip in and rest when all adult hands are needed elsewhere. • Companionway hatch that can be secured from inside the cabin. Again taking a cue from ocean racing requirements, we have mounted a saddle eye on our companionway hatch and attached a line with a D-ring to it. At night in an anchorage, we slip in the compan-

ionway hatch, wrap the line around our companionway ladder, and clip it back through the saddle eye. It provides me peace of mind to know that even my wildest irrational nightmares of my toddler gaining superhuman strength and lifting herself out of the companionway while I sleep have been successfully thwarted. To this mix, we’ve added lots of sailing time together. With each trip, we become more comfortable with the boat and with how each of us reacts on the boat. While it is not possible to eliminate all risk of accident and injury, we feel that implementing these safety measures has made sailing with our children safer, and consequently, less stressful, more enjoyable, and more rewarding. About the Author: Tracy Leonard sails with her husband Greg and two children out of Back Creek in Annapolis. Their J/120 Heron has taken them on many weekend cruises on the Chesapeake and on a month-long cruise in New England. Her next article will feature ideas that help make family cruising and anchoring fun for everyone. E-mail family cruising ideas to

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Hunter Hon Fest

n true “Balmore” fashion, the Northern Star Hunter SA (NSHSA) was in full regalia for the Hon Fest raft-up in Bodkin Creek June 18. Twelve boats attended and got into the spirit with pink flamingos everywhere. The ladies, of course, stole the show becoming Hon divas with poodle skirts, unusual hair, and wild sun glasses (below). The crew of Adventure Bound presented a younger version of Hon. Not to be outdone by the ladies, several captains sported Natty Bo attire, and his presence was honored with a National toast. Events included a meatloaf competition with Absolutely, Aquila, Silent Running, Windsprint, and Xtasea participating. It was a tough decision, and in the end, all entries make their way into meatloaf sliders that quickly vanished. Sen E Nuff are true Balmore Hons; they looked, talked, and acted the part. Overall, it was an excellent raft-up with good friends, good winds, and a most pleasant cool evening ( —by Susan Tedeschi

##Nice work, ladies. NSHSA members channel Edna Turnblad in “Hairspray.” Hon (or Honey) is the signature term used to celebrate all the working women of Charm City.

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accoutrements, and countless happy hours spent enjoying our Bay time. From Norfolk to Baltimore and beyond, read all about what our sailing clubs are up to this summery season. Send ruth@ your Club Notes, Directory updates, and an icy Kahlúa espresso martini, por favor. —Ruth Christie

I Scream; You Scream; We All Scream for Ice Cream

he Chesapeake Bay Alberg 30 One-Design Association’s (below) summer cruise visited Norfolk, VA, with Cookin and Laughing Gull visiting spots in the Southern Bay with Horizon. To cap it all off, everyone dined at Pirate’s Cove Inn and Restaurant on the West River. In

July, racers took to the Eastport YC Race to the Solomons, cruisers sailed with Mike and Trish Lehman to a Baltimore Orioles game, and we all enjoyed the Summer Rendezvous and ice cream sundaes at the home of Bob and Elaine Leigh (river —by Barbara Palmer

##Local Magothy River Alberg 30 members celebrate a beautiful sunset and enjoy “dinnah on the rivah.” Photo by Mike Lehman


Sharing the Love

or Singles on Sailboats, the premier August weekend cruise will be our Seafood Feast at the Sailing Emporium in Rock Hall, MD, August 21-22. In addition, two mid-week and four weekend daysails are scheduled, as are regular happy hours throughout Annapolis, Baltimore, Philadelphia, PA, Washington, DC, and numerous sites in surrounding suburbs. The public is welcome to join us, swap stories, learn about the club, and share our love of the Chesapeake Bay ( —by Alex Doyle

Summer Ain’t Over Yet


ot and humid weather arrived a little early, but the Chesapeake Bristol Club is planning a rendezvous on Bodkin Creek August 6-7 and the famous Shore Party/ Crab Fest August 20. We will kick off our fall cruising season September 3-15 with the Northern Chesapeake Cruise and Race. September 16-18 bring a rendezvous in Eagle Cove, and September 24 features our infamous Sunflower Raft-Up. CBC is open to all sailors, and we invite you to join us ( —by Bob Clopp


Just How High Is High Island?

uring July, many members of the Hunter Sailing Association (HSA) (right) savored a five-boat Croatian charter cruise. Others enjoyed impromptu raft-ups on the Chesapeake Bay. We will cool off from the lazy, hazy days of summer with a picnic and pool party at the commodore’s home August 14. And, everyone is already looking forward to cooler weather and our traditional Labor Day weekend at High Island as well as our crab feast/raft-up September 24 ( —by Carl Reitz


##A few HSA boats celebrate Sailstice 2011 with a night sail to Baby Owl Cove. Photo by Bob Smith

Blimp? Or Did You Say Dirigible?

he annual Chesapeake Spring Cruise May 14-21 brought 18 boats and 60 people from the Annapolis and Philadelphia Fleets of the Corinthians to Hudson Creek in the Little Choptank River, Solomons and Mill Creek on the Patuxent River, Smith Creek and St. Mary’s River off the Potomac River, and a wind-up dinner at Herrington Harbour South. Point Lookout Marina in Smith Creek cheerfully accommodated an unplanned lay day, even opening their restaurant for us. After two days of informal

racing, Jenny and David Shinkfield aboard Carpe Diem seized first prize, with Konrad Woermann and Lyn Rockhill aboard Fortuna and Tom and Sue Stoner on Watermark battling it out for second and third, respectively. Other highlights included courtesy safety inspections at St. Mary’s City, a traditional Southern Maryland dinner at the Trinity Church Parish Hall in St. Mary’s City, a fun burgee contest, and an encounter with a dirigible near the Patuxent River’s mouth ( —by Mary Yancey

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##RSPS’s July 4th raft-up. What’s that Grand Banks doing there?


Come Sail Away… Come Sail Away With Me

arnacle Cup Sailors invite everyone who has a sailboat to meet us out by the HI buoy near the mouth of Breton Bay and St. Clements Island to come race with us. Now, while there may be no awards, we are sure that all those who come out will have a good time and will bring back pleasant memories of the events. Saturday races start a noon and usually last until cocktail hour. After five races, the top three boats are first place Ten Ounce (John McKinney), second place Evergreen (Bob Donaldson), and third place Ramble On (Buzz Ballard), with Zingarella (Rick Loheed), and Corvina (Shawn Moore) within striking distance in the standings. The point spread is so close that any boat joining the races stands a good chance of taking one of the endof-years trophies ( —by Buzz Ballard and Shawn Moore



That’ll Teach You

ver the Fourth of July weekend, six Rockville Sail and Power Squadron (RSPS) boats rafted up in Little Round Bay off the Severn River to swim and enjoy camaraderie in pleasant weather (left). Fifteen members and three boats then circumnavigated the DelMarVa Peninsula, anchored behind Reedy Island in the Delaware River, and visited a marina at Cape Charles, VA. Several members took sights on the cruise to prep for their exams in the Junior Navigation and Navigation courses. The U.S. Power Squadrons is one of the few organizations that still teaches celestial navigation; that’s one more good reason to join! We’ll cruise to Herrington Harbour South Marina August 13-14, and raft up on the Little Choptank River over Labor Day weekend ( /rockville). —by Chuck Wells

Sailors: They’ve Got You Covered

he Chesapeake Bay Yacht Clubs Association (CBYCA) (below), a public affairs and legislative organization formed by 127 member clubs in five states surrounding the Chesapeake Bay, will have its delegates meeting August 20 at the Top of the Eastern Shore at Chesapeake Isle at 1 p.m. hosted by the Elk River YC (ERYC). Topics include regional and national legislative leaders and voting on the 2011-12 slate of officers. Bill Gossard from the Office of Communications of the National Transportation Safety Board will address boating safety. A destination weekend of activities has been planned for those who come by water or land ((410) 287-6333). CBYCA is a Maryland has represented recreational boaters in legislative, social, safety, and environmental concerns at the state and national levels for the last 53 years ( —by Dr. Kay Brawley

Fire on the River?

eanneau Sailboat Owners Club (JSO) members rafted up off St. Michaels July 2-3. It was a wonderful event with lots of friends and fireworks. All Jeanneau sailboat owners are welcome to join our group and attend these types of fun events. JSO is a new group in the Chesapeake Bay area that enjoys raft-ups, get togethers, and educational events. Additional events are planned, including a raft-up in Solomons and Deltaville, VA, in the fall. Anyone interested in joining the JSO can contact the club at jean —by Fred Fortunato

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##During the delegates meeting (L-R): Sande and Mac Taylor, CBYCA treasurer John Hakemian, CBYCA commodore Dr. Kay Brawley, Peggy Duckett, Dr. George Drach, and ERYC vice commodore Bob and Chela


Avoiding Nettles

he players and the weather change, but the game is the same. Fun in the sun and the wind (or no wind) and an occasional thunderstorm thrown in to make it exciting highlight our August. The Magothy River SA continues Wednesday night and Bay racing with many more thrilling starts to go before the October Trophy party. We have cruises planned to Worton Creek August 6-7 and Rock Hall August 13-14. For our annual picnic at the Milbur Community pool August 20, we like to beat the heat with a picnic and splash in the pool instead of a swim with the jellyfish. Some of our cruisers are planning to cruise for two weeks to and from Virginia ( —by Peggy Poe

##MRSA members enjoy the June picnic along the waterfront.

The Heat Is On…


hat’s interesting about sailing a classic boat is how many things you love about it and how many things need to be fixed. Owners of the Tartan 34 Classic (T34C) share this fact of life throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, New Zealand, and Hong Kong. In places like the Chesapeake Bay, where most of our members sail, it’s easy to get together for fun on the water as well as for group do-it-yourself work

sessions. In other locations, your T34C may be the only one on her dock and hundreds of miles from sister ships. Sharing good times and information for these owners happens on the Internet at the Tartan 34 Classic Association’s new website ( Visit us there, and let us know if you own or know of a T34C that may be missing from our roster. And, enjoy the heat while it lasts! —by Grace Holt

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Six Years Shy of Sixty

t the August picnic, members will celebrate Annapolis Naval SA’s (ANSA) 44th anniversary. The second offering of ANSA’s Senior Crew course has nine new members and is going very well (left); so far, the students have been out on the water twice and have had a few classroom sessions covering topics related to big-boat sailing. ANSA’s one-day Women On the Water course in September will include basic seamanship, boating terminology, and an afternoon of sailing for women, no experience is necessary ( —by Mary Rivulet ##Fun in the sun during one of ANSA’s senior classes.


“Getting’ Lea’ed”

or the Philadelphia Sailing Club (PSC), Parrot Head VII June 11-12 (right) has quickly become a tradition. After everyone got lea’ed during Friday’s happy hour, we all enjoyed the boat-decorating, costume, margarita-making, and Jimmy Buffett trivia contests. And, we sailed, as well! PSC’s first 65-nautical-mile Night Sail from Rock Hall to Point No Point and back June 18-19 was awesome! From midnight a.m. to 4 a.m., we encountered a fantastically lit up cruise ship. The 8 p.m.-to-midnight watch brought a couple of tugs with tows, some small craft, a couple of cargo ships, and some excitement when one cargo ship contacted us to make sure our paths did not cross. We meet Wednesdays at the Cynwyd Club in Bala Cynwyd, PA, and Gullifty’s in Rosemont, PA ( —by Jane Harrington

Wither the Weather


##PSC members got lea’ed this June (L-R): Mick McKinley, Marion Yarnell, Maddie Fernandez, and Rick Izard. Photo by Barb Van Ness at Parrot Head VII

lub Beneteau Chesapeake Bay (below) has braved the heat, zero to tons of wind, and thunderstorms. July brought our Fourth of July raft-up in Mobjack Bay to view the surrounding fireworks, a “Christmas in July” raft-up, and an evening with the Baltimore Orioles. August features the Governor’s Club Challenge, the Chick’s RaftUp, Log Canoe races, and a Worton Creek raft-up ( —by Jeanne van Hekken

##Jake and Elwood Blue (aka the Blues Brothers) Kevin McKibben and Mike Everitt star with the Fabulous Belairs during the 2011 Beneteau Rendezvous.

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Happy Birthday To You!


his year, the Annapolis YC celebrated 125 years June 24-25 with a weekend festivities. In the early 1880s, an informal group of canoers began to operate out of an old one-room oyster shed at the foot of Duke of Gloucester Street. In 1886, the group would morph into the Severn Boat Club of the City of Annapolis before transitioning into the Annapolis YC (AYC) between 1935 and 1936. During this period, momentum began to shift from rowing to sailing, and in September of 1936, people from all over the state participated in a sailboat regatta to celebrate the club’s 50th anniversary. In the last 25 years, AYC has hosted more than 50 major national and international regattas. Congrats ( —by Nathan Adamus

Dickersons Descend Upon Oxford


he 44th Dickerson Owners Association Rendezvous (right) had the largest fleet of boats in 25 years! We were pleased to have Ruth Christie, Senior Editor of SpinSheet, join in Friday’s parade of Dickersons and the reception at Mears Yacht Haven. Later, it became scary with heavy rain and winds of 76 knots. Ruth, who was on the Irish Mist for dinner, saw the boat heal some 25 degrees in the slip. Thankfully, all survived with little damage. In a light breeze, Saturday’s race was won overall by Bill Toth’s 37-foot Starry Night, Dave Fahmeier’s 41-foot Down Home, and John Freal’s 35/36-foot Rainbow. After dinner, commodore Barry Creighton welcomed all and led the musical entertainment. Everyone had a great time. For more, see page 59. Dickersons are looking forward to the fifth annual Western Shore RoundUp at the West River Sailing Club in Galesville, MD, September 16-18 ( —by Joe Slavin

##Eastern Shore party, Dickerson style, in Oxford.


Happy Centennial Celebration!

he Cambridge YC turned 100 this season. We had an outstanding turnout (about 80 people) for our 100-year celebration this May; our cook claims to have cooked more than 250 chicken and pig dinners for that event. Having the U.S. Naval Academy participate in the celebration really made it special. Many participants took advantage of the tour of the Yard Patrol boat. August 13 brings our nautical auction, and August 20 brings our special membership meeting ( —by Charles Ellis

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Ahh, the Plot Thickens…

he Chesapeake Bay Alerion Express 28 Fleet returned to Herrington Harbour South for our annual rendezvous June 18-19, featuring a perfect afternoon of casual racing on Herring Bay followed by an awards presentation and dinner at the marina. Patriot (Casey and Renee Brennan), Blue Moon (Dan Attridge), and Skimmer (Jack and Marti Detweiler) joined the two boats based at Herrington Harbour, Starry Night (Bob Bradway) and Resilient (Bob Spann and Beth Whiteley), with guests Tom Killiany, Donna Loop, Gene O’Brien, Paul Rohrkemper, and Jim Attridge as crew. It soon became obvious that Attridge’s use of his son Jim as crew (right) was more than just an homage to Father’s Day. Jim’s T-shirt read “Dartmouth Sailing Team” and clearly was more than a college bookstore purchase. In the last race, Blue Moon sailed a tactically perfect race in the building breeze, winning by a comfortable margin. Blue Moon was the overall winner, followed by Starry Night ( —by Paul Rohrkemper

##Dan and Jim Attridge test the wind at the start of the first race at this year’s Alerion Rendezvous. Photo by Renee Brennan


Moon to the Max Over the Magothy

ith the full moon scheduled for June 15, Tom and Adrian Flynn of the Chesapeake Corinthian Sailing Club (CCSC) took In Like Flynn II out to enjoy the views. Onboard were Cynthia and Duncan MacDonald, Barbara and Matt Coyle, and Logan, Tom and Adrian’s nine-year-old grandson. The evening was perfect; the temps were cool and comfortable. There was enough wind to allow us to raise the sails and coast along, but not enough wind to make us work too hard. As everyone enjoyed snacks and drinks, the sky turned beautiful colors while the sun set to the west (left). At about 8:40 p.m., a full moon rose to “oohs and ahs,” and a few fireworks exploded in the sky. Full moon cruises are just a few of the activities we have planned. August brings a trip to Annapolis to watch the Wednesday night races, a picnic at Hammock Island Marina, and a week-long cruise on the Northern Bay ( —by Adrian Flynn

##CCSC member Barbara Coyle enjoys a glass of wine and a beautiful sunset.


Baseball and Buzzards?

he Chesapeake Bay Tartan Sailing Club (CBTSC) cruised with the Bay Region Mariner Sailing Association (BRMSA) to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor to take in an Orioles game June 25. Despite the O’s disappointing loss to the Reds in a nine-home-run fest, 20 members enjoyed the outing and commiserated over ice cream on the walk back to the marina. Independence Day brought nine boats to St. Michaels to view the spectacular fireworks display over the Miles River (right). Several members are traveling to Red Brook Harbor on Buzzards Bay by boat or land for a rendezvous of our sister organization, the Tartan Owners of New England July 22-24. Our big Crab Feast will be held August 13 at Bodkin YC, and we’ll join for a “Summer Cruise” to the beautiful Rhode River on August 27 ( —by Peter Kreyling

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##CBTSC members enjoy a July 4th picnic under the Hooper Light House in St. Michaels, while looking forward to the evening’s fireworks. Photo by Jon Pelletier

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or the Stingray Harbour YC’s anchor out July Fourth, event captain Bill Boggs on Molly Brown sailed with Chris and Cindi Cornelissen on Escape, Leigh Heyl and Gwen Maddox on Antipodies, and Warren and Barbara Vassar and Roland and Pat Anderson on Aspire to an anchorage up Carter Creek. Pete and Mary Ann Moxon joined us at the Trick Dog Café in Irvington, VA, Saturday evening, with Pete providing taxi service (right). On Sunday, we anchored across from the town dock in Urbanna, VA, for views of the parade, fireworks, and a storm. What an amazing weekend with amazing boaters and friends forever. May the winds fill your sails, every horizon be a hallmark moment, and your sheets always be taut ( —by Bill Boggs and Gwen and Leigh Heyl

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his June, 22 Back Creek YC boats cruised to the Anchorage Marina in Baltimore for short ribs, brisket, chicken, and shrimp and grits at Langermann’s and a tapas dinner at Amo’s and singing at the piano bar; Great Oak Landing on Fairlee Creek for cocktails on the dock, dinner on the beach with folk music by the Bob Ortize trio, great sunset views, s’mores on the grill, a round of scramble golf at the Landing’s three-hole course,

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speaker from Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources will discuss new radar stations and the new Internet camera security system on the Bay at the Chesapeake Area Professional Captains Association (CAPCA) meeting September 26. Held at the Annapolis Elks Lodge in Edgewater, MD, the lecture is free and open to the public. Join us ( —by Sally Lane Smith 58 August 2011 SpinSheet

Dickerson Rendezvous A Welcoming Lot, Those Dickerson Sailors by Ruth Christie


oe Slavin of Irish Mist (a 35foot Dickerson Ketch) and Barry Creighton of Crew Rest (a 37-foot Dickerson Sloop) clearly were in cahoots (below) as they welcomed me to the Dickerson Owners Rendezvous at Mears Yacht Haven in Oxford, MD, June 17-18. In addition to the promise of dinner on his boat, Joe had arranged a lovely room for me at the Oxford Inn for Friday night. One room, just me, no kids, no TV, no worries. What a luxury! But first, I had an assignment to do. But, meeting friendly sailors, learning about their well-loved boats, being on the water, sailing in a grand parade of boats, taking a few photos, and then enjoying cocktail hour and dinner onboard were not

##During the Dickerson Rendezvous in Oxford this June Joe Slavin (L) and Barry Creighton (R) welcomed SpinSheet in style.

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exactly what I’d call “work.” Joe and his wife, Judy, and his friends Jeff and Julie could not have been more gracious when I found Crew Rest at Mears that sunny, hot Friday morning. After greet-and-meets, a few boat tours, and lunch and an icy beverage or two, we served as the commodore’s flagship and headed to the Tred Avon River’s mouth to lead the Parade of Sail.Wanting to make a good showing for SpinSheet, I gave the commodore and his crew two nice bottles of wine (red and white), with specific instructions to enjoy them when they had some downtime. Using his trusty VHF radio, some patient humor, and a lively sea shanty or two, commodore Barry Creighton corralled a dozen 35- to 41-foot classic Dickerson ketches and sloops from the Choptank River Light to just outside Oxford harbor. Photo ops abounded. It was clear why these sailors love their pretty boats. Then it was back to the dock, time to check in at the inn, and then freshen up for happy hour and dinner. When I returned to Mears, the festive reception area was adorned with birthday balloons (as a tribute to Joe; he’s the glue that holds the Dickerson Owners Association together). And, people were happily mingling around a variety of appetizers and beverages. Barry introduced me to several members and handed out SpinSheet koozies. After a short group photo session, the party rolled over into dinner mode.

##A dozen Dickersons dazzled on the Tred Avon River during the official Parade of Sail June 17.

On Irish Mist, I joined brothers John, Jim, and Bruce Freal from Rainbow (a 35-foot Dickerson Ketch) and the “Northern Contingent” of sailors from New England, Mike and Una Aitken of Iris, who were Joe’s crew for the race tomorrow. As an Upstate New Yorker, I immediately felt at home, and deposited a bottle of red wine in Joe’s hands when he wasn’t juggling dinner and drinks for his guests. Joe’s tasty dinner of chicken alfredo and Alaskan shrimp was quite rudely interrupted by a severe thunderstorm packing driving rains and 76-knot winds. Even in our slip, wind gusts made the boat list more than 25 degrees! Thankfully, things calmed down quickly, and we dined in the cockpit before saying goodbyes just after dusk. Back at the inn, I recharged my own batteries and those of my camera. Saturday brought hot blueberry scones and fresh coffee at the inn, a quick trip to Mears for final photos, a short drive around town to see some of the wind damage, and a shuttle ride into Easton for Judy and Julie, before I made my way home. Thanks, Dickerson sailors, for a nice weekend jaunt. It really was fun!

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t didn’t take long to come down from the high of College Sailing Nationals. Going from the intensity of practice weeks with two-per-day, on-the-water training sessions and nationals, competing against and alongside the best of the best in college sailing, to returning home to Alexandria, VA, was a little bit of a psychological and physical shock to my system. It seemed as though every “congratulations” had a silver lining in the form of “what next?” Too bad my scatterbrained mind was still in competitive sailing mode, and the only logical response I could muster was, “uh, re-varnishing my parent’s boat and sailing Wednesday night races.” With the realities of the “real world” imposing on my ability to sail every day, I began to frantically question how I will both look for a job while also staying involved in sailing. My frustration led me to ask a few local sailing celebrities for some tips on how college sailing graduates avoid the plague of being sucked into The Office. To solve the problem of losing college sailors to the “real world,” I had to first find out whether this issue actually exists or whether it is just me who has not figured out the correct balance between work and play. The general consensus I received is that yes, the issue of losing college sailors to the “real world” does exist. I call this the “real world epidemic.” Gary Jobson makes a great point that in the

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United States, we are doing an awesome job with getting kids involved in sailing. As a former ICSA All-American, America’s Cup winner, current editor at large for Sailing World and Cruising World magazines, and U.S. Sailing president, Jobson recognizes the crucial role that junior sailing programs play in igniting a passion for the sport in young sailors. Jobson says, “Our junior sailing programs pump out a lot of talent that is exemplified in the high school and college sailing arenas. However, upon graduation, it is difficult to keep the young people engaged in the sport, and the once highly involved sailors disappear to the constraints of careers, families, and life in general.” Former St. Mary’s Seahawk and Annapolis resident, Jane DeLashmutt agrees with Jobson and says that in her experience, “staying ‘in’ the sailing scene after college can be challenging for a number of reasons… Former college sailors have to re-invent themselves as in a new boat, sometimes in a new city, and with a new job and waking hours. The boat changes, the company changes, and the level of competition and intensity certainly changes as well.” However, these are not the only factors hindering the post-grad involvement in sailing. For some, “College sailors might also feel ‘burned out’ after four years of sailing practice, four days a week, four hours a day, and travel almost every weekend during the season.”

##While competing in college, sailors have boats, coaches, regattas, and transportation all provided for them. Then, they graduate, and things change. Photo by GTS Photos

Sailing after college can pose a slew of other issues as graduates are suddenly hit with the realization that many of the amenities provided for them as college sailors no longer apply; thereby making the ability to stay engaged in sailing even more difficult. In the words of Mike Coe of North Sails Chesapeake: “In college sailing, we get used to a couple of things that for the most part we end up taking for granted while we are in college. Three things come to mind: Sailing practically everyday with coaches who push you to perform your best, having a set of boats to use wherever you are sailing, and having regattas set up for you and logistics taken care of.” Coe continues by saying that while in college, “We feel like we are at the top of our game… Then we get out of college. We don’t own a boat, have no one to set things up for us, and have to learn how to make a new boat go fast.” However, to learn how to make a new boat go fast, we have to get on a boat...


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is crucial to any hopes of getting back as bowman, sailing is sailing. The tactics ## Live in a sailing community—or out on the water. Stout recommends and rules are generally uniform across have access to one. As a recent col“networking with other sailors, old or the board. Coe says, “While you may not lege graduate living in a community that young, because that’s where the opportuknow how to dip the pole to gybe, you sails (such as Annapolis or Newport, RI), nities come up.” Jobson advises sailors to do know how to play the game.” you have at least one thing going for you: contact owners of big boats, as someone ## Check out match racing and access to the water, which also means acis always looking for a last-minute crew. team racing. It’s competitive, it’s fun, cess to boats. According to Lorie Stout, For those who want to continue racing and it’s cheap (as long as long as you living in Annapolis immediately after dinghies, Coe suggests contacting fleet don’t wreck a boat!) Similar to the high college allowed this current executive dicaptains, as “they love it when people intensity of college sailing, particularly rector of Annapolis Community Boating show interest.” Coe took this tactic while team racing, match racing provides to “sail every night of the week and comin his final year of college and contacted sailors with an inexpensive route to keep pete on weekends.” Annapolis and other the 5O5 fleet captain about his interest them up on rules knowledge and out on sailing-minded communities provide in the fleet. The very next day, Coe was the water. Match racing regattas provide interested sailors the opportunity to get out on the water with the 5O5 fleet capthe boats and don’t allow any changes out on the water and show off their skills tain and two years later, traveled to an in tuning. Usually these are three-man in a variety of organized yet casual and international regatta where he finished teams formed through college sailing fun races, such as Severn SA’s TESOD in the top 10. Whether your sights are connections. Many post-grad sailors are series on Tuesday nights and Annapolis set at international competitive sailing or also involved in the V15 Team Racing YC’s Wednesday Night Races. Although just getting back in a boat, all sailors talk circuit. This tends to be a fun and young living in a sailing community is not necthe same talk and are eager and willing group of former college sailors who enjoy essary to stay involved in sailing, it does to help interested participants promote boat racing both on and off the water. make it easier to get out there and make the sport and stay involved in sailing. ## Look for yacht clubs that offer some connections. low membership fees. By joining a ## Network. You’ve got the skill, but do ## Take advantage of any sailing opportunity. Remember that it yacht club or sailing center, you autoyou have what it takes to put yourself doesn’t matter what boat it is that you matically make connections with other out there? Especially if you do not have are on, or that you have no experience sailors and almost double your time-onaccess to your own boat, networking

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Brought To You By the-water revenue. Marketing yourself ers. While you might not want to be ## Share a boat. If you can’t find a club as the young, eager, and agile sailor to trapped on a boat with anyone, sailing that has a fleet of boats available to sail, the older, wiser, boat-owning majority of is a unique sport that promotes skills Jobson suggests investing in a boat such other yacht club members has the potenand connections that can last a lifetime. as a J/22, V15, or even a cheap Laser tial to increase your sailing time. Jobson DeLashmutt reflects on her experience with a couple of buddies to cut costs and notes that yacht clubs need to do more to as a former college sailor: “Post-college, provide an immediate crew. “go out of their way to get young people ## Recruit others. Use your iPhone. I rediscovered how fun sailing could be to join,” and suggests lowering memberby spending time on boats with some Once involved in the sailing community, ship fees to attract the interest (and bank of my closest friends, traveling south it’s easy to expand and reach out to other accounts) of the previously poor college during the winter (instead of north), and sailors who are looking for more sailing students who are now entry-level job spending time cruising around on my opportunities. By forming a Facebook worker-bees. family’s Hunter 33.” Although lacking in page or website for local sailors interested ## Look for sailing clubs that have the high intensity of competitive sailing, in pick-up team races, you can determine fleets of boats available. It is hard coaching and cruising are great ways to your own hours that comply with your to get a boat when you aren’t making include “non-sailors” in the sport and sit new work schedule and busy life. This much money. Therefore, it makes it easier back and relax. allows you to start racing when you know to sail when yacht clubs or sailing centers ## When all else fails… and you feel there’s a breeze. provide a uniform fleet of boats available ## Cruise and coach. Sailing doesn’t the side effects of early onset “real world to young people. Both Jobson and Daniel epidemic,” take some advice from Val have to be just about the racing. As a Wittig (the previous co-director of J/ Smith, former member of the St. Mary’s desirable skill, you can use your knowlWorld Annapolis) recognize the need Sailing Team, who is currently camedge of the sport to teach others how to for yacht clubs to purchase a uniformed paigning in the 49er class for the 2012 sail. By expanding the sailing commufleet of boats. Wittig comments, “Clubs Olympics in Weymouth: “Quit your job, nity, you never know what connections that purchase their own fleets of boats for move into your car, and sail full-time. you’ll make. Remember that sailing is reduced-cost sailing for members would The best part is you can convince people about having fun while getting away bring in college sailors.” to give you money to do it.” from land and spending time with oth-

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Chesapeake Racing Beat ##Bob Putnam’s J/30 Better Mousetrap team took first at the Solomons Island Invitational July 15-16.

By The Light of the Silvery Moon


##David Kozera’s Liquid Limit II crew at the start of the 50-mile race from Annapolis to Solomons July 15. Photo by Dan Phelps ##Greg Alden’s Irie team was victorious in the 14-boat PHRF A1 class at the EYC Solomons Island Invitational July 15-16. Photo by Dan Phelps

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ne competitor in the Eastport YC (EYC) Solomons Island Invitational July 15-16 told his new crewmember to soak in the beauty of the full moon and wind that night, as that may not happen for another decade. Bright moonlight flooded the sky and Bay, and a fairly steady southerly breeze at 10 to 18 knots sped the fleet of 119 starters on their way from the Severn to the Patuxent River in the 31st annual event. The race, which began in the river in front of host club EYC on Friday evening, ended for most competitors in the predawn hours of Saturday, July 16, on the Patuxent near Solomons. First to finish was Michael Brennan’s team on his Reichel-Pugh 45 Sjambok, crossing the line at 2:27 a.m. with an elapsed time over the 54-mile course of 7:37:33. The ratings spread in the fiveboat A0 class was sufficiently broad, and the rest of the class finishes sufficiently close, however, that Brennan had to concede first and second places on corrected time to Kevin McNeil’s Nightshift crew and Erik Wulff’s Endorphin team, respectively, and settle for third. The Sjambok team’s performance was more than good enough to earn the F. Rollins Maxwell Jr. Memorial Trophy for best average speed over one’s respective course. A mere two minutes after Sjambok finished, Tim Layne’s blazing fast Reynolds 33 catamaran Wild Card blew

over the line. The 11-boat multihull class sailed the shorter 44-mile course without the additional leg around Hooper Island Light, and Layne’s crew covered the distance in 7:19:22, an impressive performance in a primarily upwind contest. The first monohull from the shorter course was John Lanigan’s Frers 45 Divide By Zero. When the team arrived at the finish just after 3:30 a.m. to take the gun in the 16-boat PHRF non-spinnaker class, having been among the very last to start. Lanigan’s crew pulled off a performance that saw them hold the lead after correction by more than 11 minutes over their closest competition. The always-competitive J/105 class proved itself worthy of the designation once again when the team led by brothers Scott and Carl Gitchell on Tenacious took the Zahniser Award as the winners of the class judged most competitive, based on the closest margin of time between first place and fifth. The 33-boat PHRF A2 class was split for the sake of safety at the start in relatively narrow quarters on the Severn. This actually proved to heighten competition, particularly in the 17-boat A2-Y division, where a mere 1:15 minutes separated George Prout’s first-place Mountain Lion Eater team from Bruce Gardner’s third-place L’Outrage crew, with Richard Ewing’s Molto Bene team sandwiched in between. Find complete results at

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The Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge


t breakfast on the final morning of the Southern Maryland SA (SMSA) Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge (July 17-19), a waiter stopped a SpinSheet staffer to ask, “Do you mind if I ask the meaning of those anchor tattoos? Why is everyone wearing one?” Ah, the secret society of Screwpilers who hang around the SpinSheet booth. Such are the moments that remind us how much we enjoy our annual pilgrimage to Solomons. We’re not alone. Among the 94 competitors at the 2011 edition of the three-day regatta were sailors, on boats divided into nine classes on three racing circles, from Norfolk and Hampton Roads, VA, Baltimore and Annapolis, Washington, DC, Oxford, Easton, and of course, the Solomons area. Day one brought unseasonably moderate southwesterly breezes at eight to 12 knots and comfortable temperatures in the 80s for a pleasant three-race day, complete with its wind shifts and course

changes. No one complained when the sea breeze blew in at speeds up to 17 knots for a terrific final race. “It was a tough day on the race course for races one and two,” says SMSA’s PRO Don Behrens, who managed the south course race committee (RC) for the event. Shifty breezes from three to 12 knots kept racers and RC on their toes. When the afternoon sea breeze kicked in at a steady 12 knots for another three-race day, few sailors came off the water without smiling despite the steamy summer air. Many of the racers went straight into the Holiday Inn Select pool with their clothes on. Day three started out well, despite a dreary forecast, and then fizzled to a one-knot breeze at the finish, making it a one-race day on all circles. However, competitors and RC were pleased to have fit in six solid races before the last tough day. The regatta was overall quite successful.

2011 Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge Results Dv Rank

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##They are not afraid to be matchy-matchy. The Brodersens and their Hamptonbased team on Midnight Mistress won the non-spinnaker class at the Screwpile Regatta July 17-19. Photo by Mark Talbott

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Yellow Jacket






Kevin McNeil










Nate Tower





Pete Hunter




Rhumb Punch

John & Linda Edwards




Problem Child

Brian Jones





Daniel Rossi




Hero Squad

Andrew & Peter Eyring




PHRF A2-2 1

The Riddler

Clarke McKinney





Jim & Julia Graham




Ultra Violet

Dave Prucnal



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##Bow #79, John and Linda Edwards’s Farr 30 Rhumb Punch placed third in PHRF A1 at the Screwpile with their daughter Reagan Weaver at the helm. Photo by Mark Talbott

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Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge (continued) As skipper of the Beneteau 10M L’Outrage, Bruce Gardner, says, “I was surprised by the amount of breeze on day one. The RC did excellent work. We enjoyed ourselves immensely. What’s not to love about Solomons?” Along with PRO Behrens, Taran Teague of Annapolis YC managed the north course RC, and PRO John McCarthy of Hampton YC managed the west course. The Battle of the Chesapeake Trophy for the yacht club who did exceptional

##David McAleer’s Caribbean Soul II team at the cabana bar party on Monday at the Screwpile Regatta.

RC work belongs to AYC for the 2011 Screwpile Regatta. The overall winning boat was Nate Tower’s Baltimore-based Farr 30 Gotcha. The SpinSheet team gave away T-shirts, stickers, and tattoos and took crew pictures at the cabana bar parties, as well as produced the Screwpile Daily News, as is our tradition. Find complete results at and thousands of downloadable $10 event photos at

##Vince Kalish and Shannon Brasky’s J/80 White Lightnin’ placed third at the Screwpile, with fellow Annapolis sailors John White on his unnamed boat and Kristen Robinson on Angry Chameleon in first and second. Photo by Mark Talbott

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2011 Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge Results (cont.) Dv Rank

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Skipper Name

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PHRF A2-2 1

Flying Circus

David J. Coleman




Still a Gorilla

Gordon Latrobe




Hurricane Kelley

John Stefancik




Easy Button

David & Jacki Meiser




Caribbean Soul II

David McAleer




The Hunter

Justin L Morris





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Pat & Jake Brodersen





James Whited




Black Widow

Leo Wardrup



##The Bulman/Scholz syndicate consistently stayed on top and won PHRF A0 on Yellow Jacket at the 2011 Screwpile. Photo by Mark Talbott

J/80 1


John White




Angry Chameleon

Kristen Robinson




White Lightnin’

Vince Kalish/Shannon Brasky



J/105 1


Cedric Lewis/Fred Salvesen




A Train

Bob Reeves





Scott Gitchell



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Bay Sailors Succeed Block Island Race Week 2011 ##Coast Guard Station Block Island


nnapolis sailor Bill Sweetser’s Rush team won its J/109 class and became that class’s East Coast Champion at the Storm Trysail Club’s Block Island Race Week XXIV presented by Rolex, which hosted 134 teams over five days June 20-24 in the biennial Block Island, RI, event.  After a slow start on Monday and Tuesday, when light wind conditions postponed racing until late afternoon, officials cancelled racing altogether on Wednesday and then, amped up again on Thursday with a lively running of the event’s traditional Around the Island Race. Light air was the soup of the day again on Friday, but none of the more than 1000 sailors competing seemed to mind—it was one final chance to make some power plays and enjoy their last moments on tiny Block Island, a delightful summer destination. The Ostberg/Olds/Daily syndicate on the Farr 40 Tsunami posted three bullets in six races and finished first in the eightboat class, with Kevin McNeil’s Nightshift team in third and the Bulman/Scholz syndicate on Yellow Jacket in fourth.

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##A spinnaker douse on the Annapolis-based Farr 40 Yellow Jacket at Block Island RW 2011. Photo by Daniel Forster/Rolex

##Ennio Staffini’s Anema & Core at Block Island Race Week 2011. Photo by Daniel Forster/Rolex

Swift, a Navy 44 sailed by the U.S. Naval Academy’s Graham Tyson finished third in the PHRF 2 class. Other Annapolis competitors included Ennio Staffini on the JV 52 Anema & Core, David and Sandra Askew on the TP 52 Flying Jenny 7, the USNA’s TP 52 Invictus, the Navy 44 Swift, Ed and Molly Frietag’s Summit 40 Downtime, Paul Milo’s J/109 Vento Solare, and Andrew Kennedy’s J/105 Bat IV. The event determined IRC, PHRF, and one-design winners in 14 classes along with titlists for the 2011 IRC East Coast Championship, the J/122 National Championship, and the J/109 East Coast Championship. For complete results, visit

##Bill Sweetser’s J/109 Rush team was victorious in Block Island RW, which served as the class’s East Coast Championship. Photo by Daniel Forster/Rolex






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A Summery Northern Bay Regatta by Glenn Harvey, GSA Commodore


was prolonged as the temperatures climbed into the 90s. Some of the race crews enjoyed a dip in the Northern Bay’s cooling water, while others broke out their awnings and cool drinks. Eventually, a light breeze crept up from the south, and it was game on. Unfortunately, there was only enough time for one race, as many of the crews had a long ride to get back to their home ports. After racing on Saturday, everyone enjoyed a relaxing party at the Middle River YC. The race crews were treated to a free dinner, and the slips at the club were free. Sailors won raffle prizes,

he 24th edition of the Northern Bay Regatta (formerly Northern Bay Race Week) was held on June 25 and 26. Sponsored by Glenmar SA (GSA), 31 boats competed in five classes over the weekend. The weather was sunny, hot, and humid—the usual Chesapeake Bay fare; although it seemed to have arrived a bit early in the season. The race committee did a great job of waiting for a sailable breeze to arrive. Two races were scheduled for both days. Saturday’s races culminated with a lively eight- to 10-knot breeze to raise everyone’s spirits. On Sunday, the wait for the breeze

including Mount Gay Rum Tshirts and the new special edition bottles of rum. The Chesapeake Bay YRA (CBYRA) contributed a Helly Hansen fleece jacket and skipper’s bag to the prize pool. CBYRA president Karin Masci attended the party and presented the trophies to the winners for each of Saturday’s races. GSA wishes to thank all of the racers for attending, and we hope you had a good time. Also, we gratefully thank all of the sponsors for their contributions to the event. We hope to see everyone next year for the 25th anniversary of this regatta—it’s going to be something special!









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Northern Bay Regatta 2011 Results Multihulls 1

Gary Spesard



David Way



Tim Layne

Wild Card


Rick Hanson



Tony Culotta

Cuore di Leone


Glenn Harvey



David Coleman

Flying Circus


Gordon Latrobe

Still a Gorilla


Paul Scott

Torch Scott


Tom Calvert

Red Streaker


Rick McGregor

Double Agent


Michael Wagner



Bill Roos

Southern Cross


Peter Jensen

Dogwood Bark


Dan Miller

Blonde Stranger



NERYC Invitational Race Goes the Distance


by Sharlene Wilkins

he North East River YC (NERYC) hosted its annual Invitational Race on Saturday June 11. A distance race utilizing region one marks between Turkey Point Light and the Sassafras River mouth, the event is a firm favorite among Northern Bay racers. Although light and shifty conditions challenged the fleet for the first three legs, the wind did eventually fill in allowing for some exciting finishes and interesting results. Our thanks to U.S. Sailing PRO Brooks Zerkel for traveling up from Virginia once again to offici-

ate on the race committee boat for the event. After the race, sailors headed back to the rum tent and pig roast party at NERYC to partake in the fun, feasting, awards, and musical entertainment. Members of NERYC’’s junior program were out in force selling tickets for the spectacular array of door prizes that were graciously provided by the event sponsors: SpinSheet, West Marine, Harken, APS, and Walden Rigging, all of whom, NERYC wishes to acknowledge and thank. For full results, go to



##Crew of Fireworks enjoying the party at the NERYC Invitational Regatta. Photo by Sharlene Wilkins

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The Moonlight Ladies of the Southern Bay


by Lin McCarthy

he Moonlight Ladies of the Southern Chesapeake Bay are a special unofficial group of races that have a mystical appeal to sailors of every stripe—hardcore racers, mid-week casual racers, and even cruisers who race. The final two Moonlight Ladies of the summer are this month, August. In summertime on the Southern Bay, a moonlight race can be a lifetime memory. The heat of the day has passed, the trials and tribulations of the office are suspended, and the excitement of something different, yet familiar, hangs in the air. Catching a glimpse of Thimble Shoal, Wolf Trap, Smith Point, or York Spit Lights in a shaft of moonlight on the water is a gift no racer can turn down. Fluorescence flirts with the boat’s wake, the breeze carries a scent of honeysuckle, lights twinkle on a distant shore, and the string of pearls across the mouth of the Bay is in fact the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. It is all part, albeit only part, of racing at night.

##Photo by Karen Grimsley

Then there is the other side. Even though schedulers try their very best to put them on the dates of full moons, these races can be daunting. Things happen. Clouds arrive in the evening, and there goes the moonlight. Then, to make it a bit dicier, the brilliant illumination of Wolf Trap Light is actually the flashbang of the 10-foot-wide lightning bolt. Ah, smell the ozone on the breeze—the 40-knot breeze that comes with the nighttime summer squall. The lights on the bridge-

tunnel disappear, and nobody, not even a sharp-eyed eagle with contact lenses, can see whether that tug has a tow or not. And, so it goes. Moonlight, a.k.a. nighttime, racing is a rite of passage on the Southern Bay. It is something racers are driven to do. If you do it long enough, you’ll have some good ones and some bad ones, but one thing is sure—you will never forget those nights on the Chesapeake. Take your camera and your foulies and wear your required PFD.

The Moonlight Ladies of August

Nighttime Races To Consider for 2012

Plantation Light Race (August 12) — This is the Grand Dame of moonlight racing, sponsored by the Hampton YC. This race goes from just inside Hampton Roads harbor across the Bay to the Eastern Shore, rounds a mark off the city of Cape Charles, and finishes back in the harbor near Hampton River. Usually, most of the racers enjoy dawn on the water. Smith Point Race (August 20) — This Fishing Bay YC (FBYC) race starts in early afternoon, and racers hope to finish in time for brunch at the club the next day. Success in finding Smith Point Light is the goal and then a timely return to the Piankatank area finish line.

Moonlight Triangle Race (July) — Less than five years old, this annual race is sponsored by Cruising Club of Virginia. The race starts and finishes off Buckroe Beach and aims to have the racers back in their slips around midnight. A mark at the exotically named Tail of the Horseshoe, a possible turning point, no doubt adds to the allure of this race. York River Moonlight Race (July) — This race has been rejuvenated by York River YC. The fact that York Spit Light is the turning point makes knowledge of the York’s currents a must and bears directly on the level of success. The course puts racers in waters where the French blockade hastened General Charles Cornwallis’s defeat. Moonlight Regatta (June) — FBYC manages this race each year. The start and the finish are usually around the mouth of the Piankatank River, and racers usually are home in time for breakfast.

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MRYC’s Inaugural Red Cross Regatta


ollowing in the wakes of the hugely successful charity regattas on the western shore, including the Leukemia Cup and the Hospice Cup, the Miles River YC (MRYC) and the American Red Cross of the Delmarva Peninsula have joined together to create the inaugural American Red Cross One Design Cup August 6-7. This Regatta has been created to help the American Red Cross with its mission to provide relief to victims of disaster and help to prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies on the Eastern Shore, as well as the rest of the country. The concept of this event is to not only to create a great sailing venue for multiple classes of sailboats, but to also provide surrounding communities with the chance to join in on the fun, all in the name of a great cause. For an entry fee of $5 per adult (children under 12 enter for free), which goes directly to our local American Red Cross, our friends and neighbors can become members of MRYC for the weekend. There will be non-stop racing for more than 10 trailerable one-design classes for two days, and the chance to see all these boats up close and chat with the contestants is, by itself, worth the price of admission. Among competing fleets are Stars, Lasers, Optis, 420s, Comets, Penguins, and Chesapeake 20s, making it one of the largest such sailing events of its kind to be held on the Delmarva Peninsula. In addition to the excitement of the actual boat races, MRYC will host two days at their swimming pool for all visitors. The Old and New Bluegrass Band will play music, and of course,

##MRYC and the American Red Cross of the Delmarva Peninsula have joined together to create the inaugural American Red Cross One Design Cup August 6-7.

there will be food and refreshments available. Other activities include a presentation dinner at $20 per person, a raffle for a $7500 solid gold necklace, as well as a silent auction with all sorts of exciting local goods and services available. Make reservations for the buffet dinner by calling MRYC at (410) 745-9511, or visit to purchase tickets. If you have any questions, please contact MRYC co-chairman John Gargalli at (410) 310-9189 or Betsy Tuttle, co-chair from the American Red Cross of the Delmarva Peninsula, at

Twilight on the Severn


n June 25, Shearwater Sailing Club hosted its annual Twilight Race off Annapolis. Fifty-four boats participated, from PHRF A1/A2/C/N, and J/105, J/30, J/24, Cal 26, and Catalina 27 one-design classes. The racers started near Hackett’s Point under a light southerly breeze, which later veered to the northwest and freshened. Boats finished between 8 and 9 p.m., beating up the Severn River with Annapolis backlit by the setting sun. For results, pictures, and more information about Shearwater SC, go to ##Twilight on the Severn. Photo by Tom Sliter

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Success in Deltaville: Leukemia Cup 2011


he 13th Annual Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta held in Deltaville, VA, over the weekend of July 8-10 was another huge success with 77 registered yachts and enthusiastic crowds at the auction and gala helping to raise $112,000 in cash and $20,000 in kind donations, based on preliminary numbers, to support patients with blood cancers. The Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta is one of the most financially successful Leukemia Cup Regattas in the country in spite of being one of the smallest of such national venues. Tornado-ravaged Deltaville rose to the occasion and disappointed neither participants nor

organizers this year. Funds raised came not just from the generosity of sailors who competed on the race course but also from 36 local, regional, and national commercial sponsors, led by the presenting sponsor SunTrust Bank, and countless individual community supporters of all the Leukemia Cup events that began in the early spring and culminated with the regatta, run by the Fishing Bay YC, and the gala and auction at Stingray Point Marina. For race results, visit For information on the National Capital Area Leukemia Cup September 9-10, visit For more about the Baltimore edition October 22, click to

##The Southern Bay Leukemia Cup Regatta and festivities raised more than $130,000 to fight blood cancers. Photo by Jon Deutsch


Typhoons on the Rappahannock

he Rappahannock River YC (RRYC) hosted the first Typhoon National Championship Regatta on the Rappahannock River near Carter’s Creek in Irvington, VA, June 10-12. Thirty-two 19-foot Cape Dory Typhoon sailboats competed in the twoday race, and more than 100 people participated in the race festivities. “The inaugural National Regatta for the Typhoon class will always be remembered as a three-day battle with Mother Nature,” comments John McCarthy, Principal Race Officer and CBYRA Southern Bay Race Management Coordinator. On Sunday morning, the Typhoons slipped out ahead of the original schedule and squeezed in a race that made for the championship. Anthem, skippered by Ron Mihills, won first place in the championship fleet. Placing second and third, respectively, were Gary Hooper and Norm Smith.

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Friday’s Child, skippered by John Friday, took home the prize for the Corinthian fleet followed by Bill Turenne in second place and Lance Franke in third. The fleet also congregated for a oneof-a-kind “sunflower raft-up” with 21 boats as seen in the aerial photograph. Carter’s Creek is home to the world’s largest concentration of Cape Dory Typhoons, with over 40 Typhoons on Carter’s Creek alone and over 60 in the greater Northern Neck area. “There is so much enthusiasm for Typhoon racing on the Northern Neck that it’s appropriate for the national event to take place here,” says Mihills, event chairman and former RRYC commodore. The second Typhoon National Regatta will take place June 8-10, 2012. To learn more, check out the event blog at typhoonnationals.

##A sunflower raft-up of Typhoons on the Rappahannock. Photo by Truly Yours Photography

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e small-boat sailors have been working all spring and summer to refine our boat-handling, build muscles and endurance, and strengthen our tactics—now it’s time to put those skills to use. To cap off the 2011 season, many regional sailors will be heading off the Bay to championship regattas across the country and even around the world. This can be a daunting, yet rewarding adventure. But with a little planning and preparing, you can take “daunting” out of that sentence! First things first. Sometimes it’s great to say, “There’s a great regatta over on the Eastern Shore this weekend, and the weather’s supposed to be great. Let’s go!” and to wing it on travel and housing. Bigger regattas at greater distances demand a little more planning. Different people need different amounts of organization. I tend to overprepare and overplan (a checklist is my security blanket). Here’s an overview of the things that roll through my head as I plan for a major “away” regatta.

Equipment—Boat/Sails/Gear: Can’t race without a boat and sails! Lucky for dinghy sailors, many boats have such strong classes that instead of trailering or cartopping your boat halfway or all the way across the country, you can charter or borrow a boat at the regatta venue. But a borrowed boat is never quite the same as your own boat. So, how to create a home away from home on the water? Think about how your boat is set up and what parts you really enjoy. Consider bringing those with you: your favorite mainsheet block, perfect-length tiller, or ultimate spinnaker launching bag. If you are chartering a boat, look at the charter agreement carefully to note what will be provided and what is up to you to provide. Each agreement is different. Be sure to pad your schedule so that you have some extra time up front to make your “new” boat as comfy as your own boat. If you’re bringing your boat, plan to arrive at the regatta with things as ready to go as possible. It’s much easier to make repairs at home rather than in a new location. Get your new traveler line ready before you drive, rather than after you arrive at the host yacht club. (The

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exception to this, though, are winter regattas—it’s definitely more enjoyable polishing the boat in the Florida sun than in Chesapeakeland in February.) Pack a tool and spare line kit. If other sailors you know are going, figure out who is bringing which tools so your “team” doesn’t have to bring three drills if you only need one. Travel/Housing: The bottom line here is that sooner is better than later. Start scoping things out early. Ask around to see if other sailors have sailed in the venue you’re considering and have tips to share. Regatta websites often contain great information, but don’t stop there. Check out ideas online from other regattas that have been held in the same venue. Web search engines really are your friends. Fitness: Practicing sailing is the fun part, but admit it, you need gym time too. Is it a windy regatta (emphasize weights and cardio) or a light-air venue (stretching, yoga)? But remember the “it’s never like this here” aspect, and develop a wellrounded fitness program months before any big goal regatta— even a year in advance for international championships—that has you peaking at the right time. Research likely conditions online; the average windspeed and direction are available for locations around the globe. Budget: None of this is possible without being able to pay the bills. Consider what you can honestly afford, and weigh some options. If a regatta is a must-do, but pricey, look for areas where you can cut some corners. Do you know a sailor or relative who lives in that area? Ask if they have an open

guest room or floor space. Trailering boats? Coordinate with other sailors to use multiboat trailers to cut down on driving expenses. Is the experience of being at the regatta more important than how you finish? Perhaps pass on buying new sails just for the event. There are other sources to help you achieve your regatta goals—competitive grants for sailors are available from a number of sources around the Bay. Check with yacht clubs and sailing organizations in your area for availability; each grant competition has different requirements for eligibility and timing. For example, one of the many ways the Annapolis YC Foundation supports the mid-Bay sailing community is by helping amateur sailors participate in national and international competitions. I am grateful for their support to help me travel to the upcoming Snipe World Championship in Denmark; without this funding, it would be hard for me to participate in this event. Next month: My suggested packing list and what I forgot to take to Denmark. Because I know there will be something! About the Author: Annapolis sailor Kim Couranz defended her title with skipper Carol Cronin as Snipe Women’s National Champions in July. August 6-13 they are traveling to Rungsted, Denmark to compete in the Snipe World Championship.

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he Eastern Shore is isolated from the rest of the Chesapeake region. Geographically and ideologically. It’s no secret; the shore represents a contrast in philosophy to the hurried metropolitan lifestyles of Baltimore and Washington, DC. A weekend over the bridge translates into a relaxing timeout enjoying the bucolic tranquility of a bygone era. Through the picturesque grain fields rimmed with rustic wetlands, you find an up cropping of Federalist mansions and saltbox shore shacks, arranged neatly along a Main Street that meanders through the village toward the town docks. Each morning, the local harbors feature watermen hauling in their catches, afternoons belong to children sailing Optis and Lasers, and evenings are ideal for club racing and casual cruising. This is what they mean when they say that we are in “The land of pleasant living.” Few towns epitomize this charming perfection quite as authentically as Oxford, MD. Nestled on the Tred Avon River, a tributary of the Choptank, Oxford is a fabulous weekend destination and a favorite race venue for Chesapeake sailors. Competitors may rejoice annually as the Tred

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Team APS Among the boats this team sails on are the Laser, E-Scow, DN, J/22, J/80, J/109, Soverel 33, Beneteau 40.7, Beneteau 44.7, Farr 395, Farr 40, Log Canoe, and various handicap boats. Mike Lindsley: Storefront Manager What’s your advice for young racing sailors? Wear sunblock! As great as it is to have a sweet hiking pants tan line across your back or raccoon eyes from your Wayfarers, using sun block will save you a few trips to the dermatologist later in life. Try using sunblock from Blue Lizard or Z-block—it will save your skin! What three pieces of indispensable sailing gear do you own? I almost always have Kaenon Sunglasses and a pair of Under Armour compression boxers stored in my Helly Hansen duffel bag. Steve Mazur: Customer Service Do you have advice for young racers? Wear the right gear—nothing worse than being cold and miserable. What gear do you depend upon? Croakies, Sailing Angles Control Gloves, and a waterproof iPod player case. Matt Crooks: Storefront Advice to young racing sailors? Try and get on as many boats as you can so that you can see how different skippers run their boats and figure out what works and what doesn’t. What’s in your gear bag? My Smith sunglasses, OluKai flip flops, and lots of sunscreen!

Warren Richter: Customer Service If you had one piece of advice about racing for a young sailor, what would it be? Be calm. Remaining calm and maintaining your composure in a difficult situation or when you find yourself at the back of the fleet will get you much further than getting frustrated and losing your cool. What gear do you depend upon? Henri Lloyd Foul Weather Gear, Ronstan Gloves, Teva Shoes, and Rocky Gore-Tex socks. John Maloney: Customer Service What is your advice for young racing sailors? Get in dinghies a lot! Don’t get used to bigger boats before you are used to dinghies. You’ll be able to sail big boats more effectively later on down the road.  Essential sailing gear? It’s been a while since I have frostbite raced, but my Kokatat drysuit has provided me with countless hours of comfort in the dead of winter. Couldn’t live (literally, I guess) without it. I’ve owned a lot of different drysuits (and rolls of duct tape) over the years. This one is worth the money. Matt Fafoutis: Storefront Advice to young racing sailors? Have fun. Isn’t that the whole point of sailing to begin with? If you aren’t having fun, why do it at all? What’s your favorite sailing gear? Musto MPX Race Salopettes and Atlas gloves doing bow on big boats. I never get on a boat without rigging tape and APS #WC10303, a shackle key bottle opener… I don’t know which function I use more often.

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28' Block Island Schooner, lapstrake cedar hull, 13HP diesel, boat completely restored in 2008, fresh paint, commercial trailer, good sails and spars, a rare classic ready to go sailing. $25,000. (410) 586-2900. 28’ Classic Sabre ’73 w/Atomic-4 Good cond. Tiller steering, furling jib. Northern Bay. Best offer. Lee (570) 650-5360.

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36’ Catalina MKII ’01 Standard rig wing keel. Shaft-seal, below-deck autopilot, wind generator, Helmseat, davits, folding prop, flat TV, stereo, inverter, AC/heat, radar, chart plotter, speed/depth/wind. Dinghy extra. $100,000. (410) 507-2343 30’ Hunter ‘88 Excel. cond., new sails, swim deck, Yanmar dsl, roomy, dry, clean, loaded, ready to sail, also single-handedly, from Galesville. Only $19,700. Great Bargain, call for details (703) 212-9689. 30’ Pearson ’73 Sailboat For Sale Located in Deale MD. Boat is in sound condition with a 30-hp engine. Call John with any questions: (540) 2200294. Asking $5,500

30’ Pearson ‘74 W/ Atomic 4, $7,500 In Rock Hall, MD, Great cond. Racer/Cruiser, new upholstery, galley, head, sleeps 6, full batten mainsail. Contact: Art Willis (410) 778-1342 _30/Pearson_30.html

30’ Tartan 30 ‘72 Ready to sail w/4 sails. Water tight & very well maintained. Great sailing boat w/many extras including Awlgrip® and holding tank. $10,000 negotiable. Located Middle River, MD. Paul 925234-0232 or Joanie 781-799-4039. 32’ Catalina 320 ’94 Perfect Bay boat, not raced, new main, lifelines, water pump, radio w/RAM, new battery charger, autopilot, GPS. USCG documented. Herrington South, $51,750. http://www. detail/20100623171707773, Call 410286-3966. 33’ Cherubini Raider Hull #25 Custom ’84  Tall rig, deep keel, full interior, 20 sails. On Middle River. Race or cruise. (410) 866-3015 or

33' Gemini 105M '96. Very Popular Multi hull layout, she cruises in less than 2ft of water can fit in any sized slip. Great condition and tons of room. Lying in Cape May NJ. Ask $84,900. Contact BOEMARINE, 866735-5926,, 30' Pearson Flyer ‘81 High Point Winner Blaze Star is ready for a new owner to carry on her winning ways. A highly optimized PHRF winner with a great record. $15,500 410.263.7570 30’ Soverel, Artful Dodger ’80 Competitive Racer/Cruiser, dsl, 6’ Hdrm. Refurbished & major items replaced in 2009. Awlgrip hull/deck in 2010. Looks like new. Surveyors Fair Market Value - $22k. Asking 20k. 2010 Survey available 410.474.6834 30’ Tartan 30 ’72 This project boat is rough around the edges but ready to sail. Includes 7 sails, holding tank, 3 anchors, 2 radios, and lots of extras. Asking only $5500. Matt (410) 533-4790.

33’ Pearson ‘72 Yanmar 3GM20F 27-hp dsl, AWLgrip, VHF, GPS, AP, refrigeration, hot/cold pressure water, propane stove & oven, 3 water tanks, 6'2" hdrm, dodger, bimini, 4 sails, 4 deep cycle batteries, beautiful custom teak & black walnut interior. radio/cassette player, 2 speakers, plus many accessories. Price Greatly Reduced. All Offers Considered. 703-250-9277 or

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Catalina 34 MkII Tall Rig ‘96 Fully equipped cruiser w/ many extras. Upgraded electronics. Non-smoking yacht, beautiful interior, walk-thru transom, cockpit cushions, new dodger, bimini, side curtains, portable ac. Solomons area $59,000 (703) 569-1413

34’ Catalina MKII ’05 Anniversary Edition Lightly used, 260 engine hrs, full instrumentation, Blue full canvas, blue ultra-leather, cockpit cushions, innerspring mattresses fore and aft cabins, furling main & genoa, $114,900 email for photos, 610-436-6577 34’ O’Day ‘81 Good cond. 5.5’ draft sloop with all equipment for bay sailing. Boat in water in Hampton, VA ready to sail. Photos available. Contact Carl @ or 801-2322579. $28,500

36’ S&S Custom Built ’88 New Vetus engine ’04. New Ray Marine electronics ’04. Very roomy boat. Harken RF. Fin keel, Spade rudder. Located on West River. $35,000. (717) 371-6679.

38’ Catalina 387 ’04 with roller furl main and jib, inverter, Kato davit, 2 AC units, elect windlass, Raymarine electronics, DVD, flat screen, CD. Great condition. Asking $169,900. 703-282-2720.

41’ Hunter ’01 Fully equipped and well maintained. Fifty % co-ownership $69,500. Located in Oxford. Call Hank (484) 680-2312 or 41’ Passport ‘98 World cruise equipped. Dinette-settee, Fwd facing Nav, V-berth layout. A/C, RDR, SSB,LR,GPS etc. 229k or OBO Call 804-839-0563.

C&C 35 MKII ‘74 2 season old UK sails, Furlex roller-furling, Garmin 3010 chart plotter w/XM satellite radio/weather, B&G digital wind/speed, Westerbeke dsl, 3 blade Maxprop, Lectra-San, refrigeration, stove, Blaupunkt stereo, forest green Imron topsides, newly painted decks/cockpit/non-skid. Clean interior w/updated upholstery & fresh varnish. Perfect family weekender & classic PHRF contender. Sleeps 6 comfortably. Not a project. Lying in Oxford, MD. $38,000 / 410-253-5739 35’ Pearson Sloop ‘70 Perfect Bay cruiser, 3ft 9inch draft cb up. Sleeps 5. AWLGRIP blue hull ’06, white topsides ’11. New mainsail. dsl, reefer, dodger, bimini, inflatable & motor. Well maintained. $26,000. 410-626-7470.

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 $89,000 Call 443-838-7141 or email me at,

35’ Young Sun Cutter ’83 Perry designed, double ender, Yanmar dsl, radar, Aries vane, watermaker, dodger. Classic bluewater cruiser. Hampton, VA. Asking $65,000., (407) 488-6958.

HUGE PRE-BOAT-SHOW SALE ON OUR STOCK INVENTORY!!! Boat show models will be moving in soon and we need to make room.

CALL TODAY to learn more about considerable factory and dealer discounts on our 2011 stock boats – Benteau 34, 40, 43 and 50.

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1986 Tashiba 31 $75,000 W NE DEL CK MO STO IN

1993 Beneteau First 310 $46,000 20 Compac 20 '04.....................................$29,900.00 22 Ensign 22 '08.........................................$33,900.00 22 Rocket 22..............................................$34,900.00 24 Yankee Dolphin 24 '68.......................$21,900.00 28 Albin 28TE '99......................................$79,000.00 28 Bristol Channel Cutter 28 '81 '872 from$89,900.00 28 Cape Dory 28 '82................................$28,500.00 28 Aloha 28 '83..........................................$17,500.00 29 Dyer 29 '91...........................................$84,000.00 30 Baba 30 '83............................................$49,900.00 30 C&C 30 '883 from ..............................$39,900.00 30 Custom Gaff Rig Schooner '59 ........$37,500.00 30 Siedelmann 30T '85.............................$19,500.00 30 S2 9.1 '84...............................................$30,000.00 30 Nonsuch 30 '83....................................$44,900.00 30 Garden Gaff Cutter 30 '62 ..............$35,000.00 31 Beneteau first 310 '93 ........................$46,000.00 31 Beneteau 31 '09 ................................ $109,500.00 31 Catalina 310 '00 ...................................$63,500.00 31 Contest 31 '72 .....................................$21,200.00 31 Tashiba 31 '86 ......................................$75,000.00 32 Beneteau 321 '97.................................$59,500.00 32 Halvorsen Island Gypsy 32 '03 .. $189,900.00 32 Westsail 32 '78 ....................................$59,500.00



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Beneteau First 30

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2008 Beneteau 40 $215,000

’81 ‘87 Bristol CC 28 2 from $89,900

1985 Sabre 38 $85,000

1994 Bavaria 44 $79,000


1988 Moody 376 $98,500 W NE DEL CK MO STO IN

2003 Beneteau 331 $79,900 33 Beneteau 331' 03.................................$79,900.00 33 J-Boats J/100 33 '05.......................... $109,000.00 34 Beneteau 343 '06.............................. $124,900.00 34 Cruisers 3375 Espirit/SB '98.............$55,000.00 34 Hatteras 34 '65 ................................. $199,000.00 34 Tartan 34 '71........................................$27,500.00 34 Westerly Seahawk '85........................$65,000.00 35 Allmand 35 '82 .....................................$34,900.00 35 Freedom 35 '94....................................$89,900.00 35 Schock Sloop 35 '01............................$69,500.00 36 Albin Trawler 36 '81...........................$54,900.00 36 Beneteau 36s7 98................................$89,000.00 36 Beneteau 36.7 04.............................. $104,500.00 36 Briggs Cutter 36 '86 ...........................$16,000.00 36 Dehler 36 '02 .................................... $149,000.00 36 Pearson 365 '78 ...................................$39,950.00 36 Hunter 36 '05.................................... $119,800.00 36 Sabre 362 '94..................................... $115,000.00 37 Beneteau Evasion 37 '82....................$59,000.00 37 Lord Nelson Victory Tug '86......... $164,000.00 37 Moody 376 '88.....................................$98,500.00 37 Nordic Tug 37 '99............................ $259,900.00 38 Beneteau 381 '98 '99 2 from..$99,000.00 38 Bristol 38.8 '86.....................................$99,500.00


38 Catalina 38 '85 .....................................$45,000.00 38 Hunter 380 '01.................................. $109,000.00 38 Irwin 38 MkII '86 .................................$69,500.00 38 Pearson True North 38 '02 ........... $195,000.00 38 Sabre 38 '85..........................................$85,000.00 38 Wauquiez Hood 38 '84 '86 2 from.$89,900.00 39 Beneteau 390 '91.................................$74,900.00 39 Beneteau 393 '02 '03 3 from ......... $129,000.00 39 Pearson 39 '89 .....................................$88,000.00 40 Beneteau 40 '08 ................................ $215,000.00 40 Beneteau First 40 '11....................... $229,000.00 40 Beneteau Oceanis 400 '93 '94 2 from.. $114,900.00 40 Beneteau 40.7 '01............................. $169,900.00 40 Catalina 400 '95 '98 2 from............ $124,900.00 40 Delphia 40 '06 ................................... $199,900.00 40 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 40.3 '05..... $179,000.00 40 Palmer Johnson NY 40 '78................$59,900.00 40 Hinckley Bermuda 40 '63 '662 from$75,000.00 40 Sabre 402 '97..................................... $229,000.00 41 Beneteau 411 '98.............................. $135,900.00 41 Lord Nelson 41' 1987 ................... $174,000.00 41 Sigma 41 '83..........................................$79,900.00 42 Beneteau 42 CC '03 ........................ $159,000.00 42 Beneteau 423 '03 '04 2 from ......... $185,000.00

42 Beneteau 42s7 '96 ............................ $125,000.00 42 Catalina 42 '93 .................................. $110,000.00 42 Sabre 425 '94..................................... $205,000.00 42 Vagabond Ketch 42 '84......................$75,000.00 43 Pan Oceanic 43 '81 .......................... $109,500.00 43 Beneteau 43 '08 '10 2 from............ $236,000.00 44 Bavaria 44 '94.......................................$79,000.00 44 Beneteau 44.7 '05............................. $239,900.00 44 Dean Catamaran 44 '02.................. $229,000.00 44 Island Packett 44 '92........................ $219,000.00 44 Navy 44 '88...........................................$74,000.00 44 Morgan 44 CC '90 ..............................$99,999.00 45 Beneteau First 456 '85 .......................$99,000.00 45 Howdy Bailey 45 '73........................ $164,900.00 46 Beneteau 461 '99.............................. $175,000.00 46 Beneteau 463 ’97.................................$99,000.00 46 Leopard Catamaran 46 '09............. $699,000.00 47 Beneteau 47.7 '04............................. $298,500.00 47 Wauquiez 47 PS '08......................... $549,000.00 49 Beneteau 49 '07 ................................ $385,000.00 50 Beneteau Mooring 505 '02............. $195,000.00 50 Beneteau 50 '07 ................................ $585,000.00 58 Nexus 600 Catamaran '10...........$1,360,000.00 76 Franz Maas 76 '74............................. $499,000.00


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37’ Moody ‘88 Superb British build to Lloyds spec. Center cockpit, great aft cabin, sugar scoop, arch/davits, dinghy, loaded with cruising gear. Deltaville, VA. $98,500 Call Jonathan (804) 776-7575 or

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more than you expect 30’ Bristol Sloop ’81 The yacht recently had her interior teak refinished and her price reduced to $27,500. See full specs at www.adventure-yachts. com or call 410-626-2851. 30’ Hunter ’03 This Hunter 306 is lift kept . Her in-mast furling main and roller furling genoa make her easy to single hand. A nice, clean, late model yacht asking $54,900. See full specs at www. or call 410-6262851. 35’ C&C K/C ’’87 This centerboard version lets you go most places in the Bay. The boat in very nice cond. and is priced at $56,900. See pics & specs at or call 410626-2851. 38’ C&C Landfall ’82 This classic performance cruiser is well worth a look. A newer main (2005) and other upgrades have kept her young. Asking $49,900. See pics and specs at www. or call 410-6262851.

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GRAND SOLEIL 50 '06 Judel/Vrolik designed Performance Cruiser with steel grid. Completely loaded and ready to cruise. Immaculately maintained by original owner. Please call Harold @ Annapolis Yacht Company 410-268-7171

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 $249,000. Contact Harold @ Annapolis Yacht Company 410-268-7171

• Deltaville, VA 23043 804-776-7575 • • Annapolis, MD 21403 410-267-8181 • 31’ Tashiba ‘86 Well equipped and maintained classic mini-cruiser with beautiful teak interior. Yanmar, good canvas, dinghy/outboard. Deltaville, VA. $75,000 Call Jonathan (804) 776-7575 or

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 $329,000. Call Harold @ Annapolis Yacht Company 410-268-7171

MASON 44 1989 Just listed and ready to show. Great value for a seasoned veteran of the Mediterranean. All recent electronics so vessel is ready to go out again at a moments notice. Asking $180,000 Call Harold @ 410-268-7171

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33’ J/100 ‘05 Just Listed at $109,000. Excellent shape, sails continuously upgraded, great race record and a fun boat to sail. Contact Bob Oberg at (410) 267-8181 or 34’ Beneteau 343 ‘06 Kokopelli A finely finished yacht at an attractive investment level. Perfect for the bay or a winter in the Bahamas. Just reduced $124,900 Call Paul Rosen 410-2678181

34’ Tartan ‘71 Classic offered by second owner. Striking navy blue hull, roller furling, ST winches, newer engine, spinnaker, Genoa (new ’09). Call Denise (410) 267-8181 or

38’ Sabre ‘85 Classic and clean Sabre 38’ with A/C, Radar, NEW ultra thin TV, New C90W chartplotter and more. See our website for photos and details. Call Denise (410)267-8181 or

40’ Beneteau ’01 Center cockpit 5.5’ draft, generator, air, aft cabin w/ centerline double berth, forward cabin with pullman double to starboard. Nice on deck stowage, swim platform $124,500 757-480-1073

39’ Beneteau 390 Classic Reduced to $74,900. Outstanding value!! Never been in salt water. Very Clean. Loaded with great gea. Motivated Seller! Please contact Dan at Annapolis Yacht Sales 410-267-8181 or 40’ Beneteau 40 ’08 Nicely equipped w/ generator, heat/air, radar, AP, more! Sailed & maintained by knowledgeable owner on the Bay. Amazing condition! $215,000 Call Tim Wilbricht 410-2678181 or 40’ Jeanneau 40.3 ’05 Extremely clean, well-equipped with 3-cabin layout. Full canvas, AP, chartplotter, Heat/Air & much more…sail away today in style!!! Motivated Seller. Asking $179K. Call Tim (410) 267-8181 or 43’ Beneteau 43 ’10 Roller furling main and genoa, A/C, heat, colored hull. Loaded with canvas: dodger, bimini, custom cockpit cushions. Motivated Seller! Asking only $269,900. Call Dan at 410-267-8181 or 44’ Dean Catamaran ‘02 Bullet-proof offshore cat with all the cruising goodies too numerous to list. $299,000. Check it out at then call Jonathan (804) 776-7575 50’ 50’ Beneteau / Moorings 505 ’02 One owner. 400 hrs on rebuilt Perkins Sabre 85-hp. Professionally maintained, New Canvas, great sails & electronics. Asking $195,000 Call Paul Rosen 410-2678181

35’ Island Packet 350 ’97 Superb cond. Great workmanship & attention to detail. Furling main, staysail & genoa. Air, refrigeration, radar, SSB, VHF with AIS, swim platform, cockpit cushions, nice canvas, solar panel $147,000 www. 757-480-1073 40’ Tartan ‘89 Scheel keel 5’2” draft. Equipped for real cruising. White hull, full canvas, Monitor wind vane, SSB, Standing rigging ’04, wind generator, solar panels, chartplotter & AIS This boat is in very nice cond. with many upgrades. Radar, chart plotter, AIS, Balmar alternator. $124,000 For more details go to

30’ Nonsuch Ultra ’85 Sharp example of this well-known shorthander’s catboat. New diesel 2008. AC/heat, separate shower stall, beautiful teak, refrigeration, excellent electronics. $59,000. (410) 269-0939

32' C&C 99 True Performance Cruiser or Racer-Cruiser. 5.5’ draft, aluminum rig - Cruise or race equipped. Black hull, white deck w/Ultra-suede interior - A real head turner! Lightly used / DaySailed only - Asking $109,000. 410-269-0939

35' Tartan 3500 ‘93 Mostly Freshwater boat - Nicely equipped, looks half her age! Recent ChartPlotter / Radar, Headsails & More. Reduced to $109,000! (410) 269-0939

38' Hallberg-Rassy 382 Falconer has encapsulated lead ballast, Divinicell foam core (above the waterline), a double spreader rig, and a lovely, varnished mahogany interior. $147,500., (410) 269-0939


Looking for a Beneteau, Jeanneau, Lagoon, or Leopard Catamaran? We have the world’s largest collection of late model, well maintained yachts from the world’s foremost boat builders The yachts featured here are just some of what’s currently available and ready to be sailed home! 2008 SUNREEF 70


2003 GIB’SEA 51

2003 BENETEAU 50

“Seazen II” 5 Cabins/5 Heads Asking €1,150,000

“Victoria” 4 Cabins/4 Heads Asking $449,000

“Chicago Breeze” 5 Cabins/5 Heads Asking $185,000

“Pine” 4 Cabins/ 4 Heads Asking $149,000

2005 CYCLADES 50

2005 LEOPARD 47


2005 LEOPARD 43

“Joyce Smith” 5 Cabins/3 Heads Asking $199,000

“Never Say Never” 4 Cabins/4 Heads Asking $320,000

“Sorry” 3 Cabins/3 Heads Asking $130,000

“Pipina” 4 Cabins/4 Heads Asking $265,000


2005 BENETEAU 423

2005 LAGOON 410

2005 OCEANIS 393

“Friends’ Ship II” 2 Cabins / 2 Heads Asking $135,000

“Dancing Bear” 3 Cabins/3 Heads Asking $135,000

“Kudu” 4 Cabins/ 4 Heads Asking $245,000

“Ol’ Bear” 3 Cabins/ 2 Heads Asking $110,000

2005 OCEANIS 373

2007 OCEANIS 343

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“Pancea” 3 Cabins/ 2 Heads Asking $95,000

“Sloop Jeanne B” 2 Cabins / 1 Heads Asking $83,000



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41’ Bristol 41.1 Keel-Centerboard Center Cockpit. 2004 (one of the latest ones built) beautiful navy hull, interior satin varnish. Extremely nice! $169,900. (410) 269-0939

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Mason .............................. `84....$310,000 Irwin ................................. `89....$129,500 Saga ................................. `00....$245,000 Endeavour Center Cockpit `85....$115,000 Bristol 41.1 ...................... `83....$169,900 C&C 121........................... `04....$249,000 C&C 38............................. `76......$49,000 Hallberg-Rassy 382 ........ `88....$147,000 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey .. `97......$70,000 Pacific Seacraft............... `87......$89,000 Tayana ............................. `83......$89,900 Sabre ............................... `85......$65,000 Beneteau Oceanis .......... `97......$79,000 Contest ............................ `90......$69,900 Freedom Yachts.............. `94......$85,000 Island Packet Packet Cat `93....$110,000 Tartan 3500...................... `93....$109,000 Westerly Oceanquest ..... `97......$90,000 Kaiser Gale Force ........... `80......$79,500 Tartan............................... `80......$43,500 C&C 99............................. `04....$109,000 Pacific Seacraft............... `89......$78,000 Hinterhoeller Nonsuch 30 Ultra `85 ......$59,000

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43’ Saga ‘00 - Bob Perry design “the original fast passage maker” double headstay rig. Similar to Apogee, Deerfoot, Outbound. New Yanmar. $245,000. (410) 269-0939.

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53’ Mason Center Cockpit Ketch Ta Shing ’84 NON SKID decks. (NO TEAK!) White Awlgrip hull. Yanmar 140-hp (2002.Kohler 8KW generator (2000). Electric winches. $310,000 (410) 269-0939.

43’ 2002 Jeanneau Deck Salon Yanmar 75hp DSL, A/C, RF Wing Keel, 5’2” Draft $189,900

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Cal 22 Tiller, OB, Recent Sails $ 4,900 Catalina, Sloop, 9.9 Hp OB ('05), Roll furl $ 9,950 Cal Westerbeke DSL, Shoal Draft, RF $ 19,500 Seldelmann 30T Yanmar 13hp DSL, RF, shoal $ 14,500 Ranger Univ. Del 25 HP, RF, Dodger, Bimimi $ 25,000 Dufour 3800 Volvo dsl, wheel. Call/OFFERS Hunter 376 Yanmar AC/Gen, NEW LISTING $ 84,500 Cape Dory 36 Cutter, Blue Water Equipped $ 79,500 Hunter Yanmar 50hp, A/C, AP, Inverter $99,500

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30’ Catalina ’94 Tall Rig Wing Keel, “L” interior - full batten main, dodger, bimini, pilot, GPS, clean &fully commissioned - perfect family weekender $44,900 Call Tony Tumas Cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), Office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details. Email: tony@greatblueyachts. com, Pearson 303 ’86 Excellent cond. - new canvas, newer sails, many recent upgrades, a must see boat! $29,900 Call Tony day or evening: 443-553-5046, or see photos & full equipment list at www. 34’ Catalina ’88 Very clean - new North sails, reverse cycle heat/Air, full canvas, new Garmin plotter w/radar, new Autopilot, Inflatable w/OB, refrigeration & much more $46,900 Call Tony Tumas cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details. Email:, 35’ Hunter 356 ’03 In Mast Furling, Air/ Heat, C80 plotter/radar, AP, full canvas, refrigeration, freezer, exceptionally clean! $104,500 Call Tony Tumas cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details. Email: tony@greatblueyachts. com, Hunter 41 Deck Salon ’06 Loaded! Beautiful blue hull, air, gen, bow thruster, full canvas, in-mast furling, Raymarine E120 and E80 $182,900. Call Tony Tumas Cell 443-553-5046 (day or eve), Office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details. Email: Tony@greatblueyachts. com, 43’ Hunter Legend ’91 Clean! Many Upgrades, Ready for Immediate Cruising! Newer sails, Cutter Rig, AC/ Heat, 3 cabins - convertible office with twin bunks, $109,900 Call Tony Tumas Cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), Office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details. Email:, Hunter 456 ’04 Center cockpit beautiful! Full cockpit enclosure, In mast furling, Gen set, dual zone heat/Air, plotter, dinghy w/OB, davits Call Tony Tumas Cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), Office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details. $175,000 Email: tony@greatblueyachts. com, 40’ 1995 Hunter Yanmar 50hp, A/C, AP, Inverter $99,500

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NEW & PRE-OWNED BOATS IN MANY SIZES ‘07 Hunter 216 - $17,000

43' Beneteau Cyclades '05, Asking $140,000. Nice family cruiser features 3 cabins each with en suite shower and head, a U-shaped salon to starboard. Contact Moorings Yacht Brokerage, 1 800-672-1327,

26’ Catalina ’92 Sloop, 9.9 -hp OB, Roll furl $9,950 Lippincott Marine (410) 827-9300 28’ Cal ’86 Westerbeke dsl, shoal draft, RF $19,500 Lippincott Marine (410) 8279300

32’ C & C 99 If you are looking for a great opportunity to find a very well cared for C & C 99 than this is your boat. Summer White has always been maintained to the highest level by her original owner and it shows. They have invested in all the best sails and cruising gear to make this a functional boat on the race course and cruising the bay! The C & C 99 was designed by Tim Jacket to be a boat that will win on the race course and have an interior that will provide all of the comforts you will expect and your wife will enjoy. Summer White has a ton of gear and is the best value on the market today. Please call David at 410-991-1511 for appointment or Email at

‘09 Hunter 31 - $101,000

REDUCED ‘89 Pearson 33 - $55,000

'03 Hunter 456 - $235,000

‘93 Island Packet 38 - $139,950

‘07 Hunter 41 AC - $199,000

‘00 Hunter 460 - $170,000

‘81 Pearson 530 - $249,000

36’ Cape Dory 36 ’84 Cutter, bluewater equipped $79,500 Lippincott Marine (410) 827-9300 37’ Hunter 376 ’98 Yanmar, AC/Gen, RF, AP. New listing $86,500 Lippincott Marine (410) 827-9300. 40’ Hunter ’95 Yanmar 50-hp, elect., self-tailing main, full batten main w/ Dutchman, Air, AP, inverter $99,500 Lippincott Marine (410) 827-9300. 43’ Jeanneau Deck Salon ‘02 Yanmar 75-hp dsl, A/C, RF, wing keel, 5’2” draft $189,900 Lippincott Marine (410) 8279300/

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J/32 ‘01 Shoal draft 4’10” and fantastic condition. New dodger, bimini and wheel cover, new chart plotter, 3 blade max prop, and very light use. The shoal draft is perfect for the Chesapeake. Original owners are retiring from sailing. She is well priced and needs nothing. $111,900, call Paul Mikulski 410.961.5254

33 Pearson 10M ’80 You will not find a better value in 33’. This boat has been meticulously cared for and it shows. Her exterior, interior and mechanical t systems are in great Poincondition. rthrefrigeration, o Highlights yinclude 07 N s le b canvas and windlass. ht SaIf you want to c a Y be on the Bay, but your budget is tight, this is your boat. Offered at $29,500. Contact David at (410) 280-2038x15 or


SELECTED BROKERAGE 240 Hunter ‘02 .............. $ 12,900 260 Hunter ‘02 .............. $ 27,000 28 S2 8.6 ’85 ............... $ 16,900 28 Hunter ‘90 ............. $ 24,900 29.5 Hunter ‘97 .............. $ 39,000 30 Hunter ’81 ............... $ 15,000 30 Hunter ‘86 ............... $ 30,000 302 O’Day ‘89 ................ $ 19,000 31 Allmand ‘80............. $ 22,000 31 Hunter ’09 ............... $101,000 31 Pearson ‘87 ............. $ 39,500 32 Gemini ‘91 .............. $ 48,000 33 Hunter ’81 .............. $ 18,000 340 Hunter ‘98 .............. $ 59,500 340 Hunter ’00 ............... $ 69,900 34 Hallberg Rassy ‘76 .. $ 49,900 35.5 Hunter ’87 .............. $ 34,500 36 Hunter ’08 .............. $175,000

376 Hunter ’96 ............... $ 84,000 376 Hunter ‘97 ............... $ 72,000 376 Hunter ‘97 ............... $ 84,000 38 Hunter ’06 ............... $147,000 38 Island Packet ‘93 ... $139,950 380 Hunter ’00 ............... $110,000 380 Hunter ‘02 ............... $119,000 380 Hunter ’02 Sloop..... $120,000 41AC Hunter ’07 ............. $199,000 42 Hunter ‘91 ............... $ 99,000 420 Hunter ’04 ............... $175,000 426 Hunter ‘03 ............... $189,000 456 Hunter ‘02 .............. $199,000 456 Hunter ’03 ............... $235,000 460 Hunter ‘00 ............... $170,000 460 Hunter ‘01 ............... $207,000 460 Hunter ‘02 ............... $169,900 530CC Pearson ’81 ........ $249,000

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35’ Morgan 35 k/cb ’71 Dsl; RF genoa; large s.s. ports; over $20k in new upgrades to electrical system; new windlass; lots of spares & gear. Handyman special & estate sale. Asking $16,950. Call Rick 410-279-5309 or

36’ J 109 Lioness is a good example of this great design that is perfect for cruising and racing to Bermuda. Owner wants the boat sold quickly and will consider reasonable offers. Call Paul Mikulski direct for any questions at 410-961-5254 or Email at

37 B&C ’05 Grand Soleil. Win races in style. Extra tall rig and deep keel make this Grand Soleil an outstanding performer in PHRF and IRC. ORC cat 1 certified. She has a beautiful Italian crafted teak interior with full cruising amenities. You won’t find a nicer dual purpose yacht. $269,000 Contact David at 410-280-2038 or

Cape Fear 38 ’02 Major Price Reduction Owner says sell… A winning race record & a comfortable cruising interior. Shoal draft with A-kites make this an easy boat to have fun with. $20,000 Price reduction. Now Offered at $129,000. You Need to see this Boat! Contact David at (410) 280-2038 or

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J/122 ‘07 CATAPULT is now the best equipped boat on the market & ready for you to make an offer and start winning. She offers a huge North Sails inventory & a NEW B&G full electronics system. She is on the Hard at Bert Jabin’s & is ready to start winning races. Priced to sell at $379,000. Please call Ken Comerford at 410-991-1511 or Email at Looking for offers!




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31’ Hunter ’09 Hoosier Lady is a spunky weekender with all the comforts of home in a affordable package. One owner boat that has been meticulously maintained. $101,000 Norton Yacht Sales (804) 776-9211, www. 36’ Hunter ’08 Captain’s Lady is a oneowner 36 that has been meticulously maintained. Equipped with In-Mast Furling, Raymarine C80 GPS/Plotter, Auto-Pilot, AC/Heat, freezer & much more. $175,000 Norton Yacht Sales (804) 776-9211, www.nortonyachts. com 38’ Hunter ’06 Airam is a beautiful sailboat & like new. Equipped with in-mast furling, ST60 upgrade, Bose system, AC/ Heat, Stereo/CD, TV/DVD, & much more. $147,000. Norton Yacht Sales, (804)7769211, 426 Hunter ’03 Dolly G A cruiser with ample space below & walk-thru transom. Sleeps 6 & equipped with Raymarine RL80CRC/GPS,Autopilot, In-Mast Furling, 2 TVs/2 Stereos, AC/ Heat,Generator,2 heads/shower & much more. $189,000 Norton Yacht Sales (804) 776-9211, 456 Hunter ’06 Wastin’ Away Again is a LOADED Center Cockpit with generator, in-mast furling, washer/dryer, AC/Heat, GPS, Leather interior, Autopilot 7000 & MORE. $199,000. Norton Yacht Sales (804) 776-9211, 456 Hunter ‘03 Check Formation is a beautiful cruiser that has been professionally maintained. Equipped with in-mast furling, lewmar winches, CD, TV/Stereo, Ray Marine E120 color chart plotter, AC & much more. $235,000. Norton Yacht Sales (804) 776-9211,

30’ Catalina Tall Rig Sloop ‘89 This vessel is nicely equipped and exceptionally clean. Self-tailing winches, dodger, bimini, RF, Portable AC, new CP cushions, new dock lines, new fenders, new hatch, holding tank, wheel & so much more. Asking $29,900 OBYS 410-226-0100

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. $59,500 PRICE REDUCED. Call Regent Point marina @804-758-4457

30’ S-2 Sloop mid 80s Nice family starter cruiser that sails very well. Yanmar dsl eng, Roller furling headsail, wheel steering, quarter berth, private head and much more. Asking $16,500 OBYS (410) 226-0100 34’ Gemini Catamaran Sloop ‘99 Dsl engine, wheel, holding tank, solar panels, Radar, depth, autopilot, 3 strms plus convertible dinette etc. She is stored on a lift and has seen little use the last few years. Asking $98,500 OBYS 410-226-0100 35’ Kenner Privateer Ketch ‘70 35-hp Perkins dsl engine. Sweet Alice is a very simple vessel. Lightly equipped, she is a blank canvas for the new owners to build on. Her design lends toward comfortable cruising. Asking $24,000 OBYS 410226-0100

RogueWave specializes in high quality, ocean-going vessels of substance and character. We want good boats to represent so if you have a good boat you have cared for, we want to represent you. Proud reps for Good Boats, for Valiant Yachts and Outbound Yachts. If you want a good solid blue water cruising boat, call RogueWave at 410-571-2955. Check out our Buyer’s Agent Services. By Appointment Only! A Few Boats that CAN go South in November 2011!

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View boats online S-2 8.5 ’83 Willowind 28 Sloop w/ wheel steering, RF, full batten main, Autohelm 3000, 15-hp Yanmar dsl, clean, well, maintained, ready to go. Asking:$14,900 Call Regent Point Marina @ 804-758-4457 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, Asking: $16,900 US, Regent Point Marina (804) 7584457 32’ Beneteau Oceanis 321 ‘95 Lina’s Song New listing, RF, In mast furling main, new inverter w/battery upgrades, refrigeration, dodger, bimini & more. Asking $56,900, Call Regent Point Marina 804-758-4457

Cape Dory 36 Cutter ’90 Carl Alberg design, 40 years’s proven , still in production. A great boat for the Bay and beyond. Proven Caribbean voyager! New electronics, powerful autopilot, wind vane steering, new cushions, dinghy/outboard, complete package. Go now. (410) 571-2955.

Tayana 37 ’85 Yep! An awesome cruising vessel to keep you safe and sound. We have four amazing offerings from 69K to 120K. A cruising on a budget favorite of RogueWave come to Take your pick! Go now. 410-571-2955

35’ Hunter Legend 35.5 ’94 Art’s Place Furling main and genoa, AC/Heat, dual staterooms, many features, clean boat ready to GO! Asking: $54,900 Regent Point Marina 804-758-4457

RogueWave Yacht Sales Your Choice for Blue Water Boats! Hans Christian Telstar 38 ’88 This is a killer boat, fully equipped and ready to sail away now. Complete package. Radar, Chart Plotter, Windgen, Dinghy, Outboard. Buy nothing and go now. 410-571-2955 25’ O’Day ‘79 An inexpensive way to go sailing. Sailing Associates (410) 2758171. 27’ Hunter ’78 $7200. This is a lot of boat for the money. Many upgrades, including a 2005 Mercury 4-Stroke outboard. Sailing Associates (410) 2758171.

Catalina 390 ’02 The Bay, the Keys, the Bahamas….not Cape Horn. This is a suberb Catalina 390 with EVERYTHING; new sails, low hours, a generator, ground tackle, ALL amenities. One serious boat. Bay and beyond! Go now! 410-571-2955

27’ Hunter ’77 $7,000 Completely refurbished. Hull is painted elegant burgundy. Looks new. Must see. Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171. 28’ Sabre ’76 $14,900 Sale Pending. New engine (50 hrs), new batteries. Ready to go cruising boat. Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171. 29’ Bayfield ’82 $22,000 Air conditioned and a “Go anywhere” cruiser. Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171.

Time to List Your Boat! Kate and Bernie of RogueWave specialize in high quality, offshore capable sailing vessels! We sell only blue water ocean going boats. Find out about our new Buyers Agent Service! By Appointment Only! We are dealers for …

31’ Hunter ’84 $19900. A great cruising boat for a very reasonable price. Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171.

Hallberg Rassy 39 ’00 A beautiful, capable sailing machine that gives you super comfort! A super civilized boat with two staterooms, big heads and an offshore safe galley, solar and wind. You can sail away tomorrow! So go now. 410-571-2955

35’ Island Packet ’89 $110,000 Cutter rigged, Ready to go! Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171. 35’ O’Day ’85 $21,900 Ready to go cruising. Lot of boat for the money. Sailing Associates ( 410) 275-8171. 35’ Young Sun Mackinaw Cutter ‘81 $49500. This is an experienced blue water cruiser. Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171. 38’ Morgan 382 ’81 $44,900 Completely equipped for offshore cruising. Sailing Associates (410) 2758171.

Saga 43 ’95 Performance Sailing? This is some great sailing boat. Bonus is a very civilized boat with two staterooms, two heads and a great galley, stall shower. And loads of storage. Easy to maintain and you can go now! 410-571-2955 Hallberg Rassy 49 ‘88 World cruising! Selling your house. Retiring and wanna finally go. You can go with this boat! Go around the world, go anywhere. A couple can sail her, and the whole family can visit you in New Zealand! Go now and they will catch up. (410) 5712955.

Hallberg Rassy 49 ‘88 True ocean voyaging ketch. A home with three staterooms and room for the whole family. Superb with new decks. $399K!

Hallberg Rassy 39 ‘01 A truly high quality boat that sails incredibly! Spacious. Civilized. Immaculate. Solar, Wind, low hours. $299K!

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30’ Lippincott Great starter boat, recent sails, upholstry and more ready to go! asking $21,900 (410) 639-9380, 37’ Jeanneau SO ’00 Well equipped with A/C and New Windlass, New Canvas asking $99,000 Call Charlie @ (410) 639-9380, 42’ Sabre ’87 Centerboard, Blue hull, Air..perfect bay boat in great condition $145,000 (410) 639-9380, 44’ Hunter Deck Salon ’06 Loaded, Air, bow thruster, full enclosure. Super Clean! Mariners Package.... Asking $239,500 (410) 639-9380,

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Tayana 37 ’85 Ready to go now with everything! Refit and equipped with AIS, Radar Navigation, Windgen, All very good! Just $117K 35 Tartan ’01 .................................$157K 36 Tashiba ’87 ...............................$119K 36 Cape Dory ’90.............................$99K 37 Crealock ’78................................$69K 37 Pacific Seacraft ’92...................$159K 37 Tayana ’85 ................................. $89K 38 Shannon ’78 ............................$129K Hans Christian 38 .........................$139K

39 Catalina 390 .............................$175K 39 Hallberg Rassy ........................$299K 42 Valiant ’94 ................................$239K 42 Valiant ’04 ................................$349K 42 Norseman ’89 ..........................$229K 43 Saga ’94 ...................................$215K 44 Morgan CC ’88 .........................$139K 44 Mason ’95 ................................$239K

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32’ Shannon ‘01 A BIG 32’ w/less than 3’ draft! A/C, Simrad autopilot, Raymarine depth & knot, lazyjacks, 130% furling genoa, windlass, full winter cover, bimini. $89,500. Call 800960-TIDE or 800-699-SAIL. Go to www. 33’ Carroll Frers ‘88 Designed with the club racer in mind, this dual purpose boat can race on the weekends then take off for a week with the family. New awlgrip ‘01. $44,800. Call 800-699-SAIL or 800960-TIDE. Go to www.TidewaterYachts. com. 42’ Catalina ‘90 One owner, never chartered! 3 cabin/2 head layout, new ablative paint ‘10, new custom canvas ‘06, A/C, elect. windlass, Raymarine C80, ST60 tridata, wind. $98,500. Call 800-960-TIDE or 800-699-SAIL. Go to

New Annapolis Listings Needed ASAP We are selling listings as fast as we get them! Complimentary deep water Annapolis dockage for well maintained power or sailing yachts to 60’, until sold. Free delivery and weekly washdown. Contact John Kaiser @ (410) 923-1400 or (443) 223-7864 cell /text anytime Email: Website:

44DS Hunter ‘06 Like new w/many extras. Only 160 eng./60 gen. hours! A/C, in-mast furling, Vac-u-flush heads, C120 chartplotter, C80 GPS, SmartPilot autopilot, North Sails canvas, dinghy & much more! $229,900. Call 800-699SAIL or 800-960-TIDE. Go to www.

33’ DeVries Lentsch Custom Rhodes Centerboard Yawl ’60 This fiberglass Rhodes 33 hull by DeVries Lentsch was finished into an exquisite traditional daysailor in 1999/2000 by a professional boatbuilder. She has a shoal draft centerboard (3’6’) and a yawl rig that balances her in light air & permits sailing with a jib & jigger when it blows. She has the aesthetics of a classic wooden yacht with all of the advantages of a fiberglass hull. And there are no complicated systems to keep up with. Her sweet lines, varnished mahogany trim, traditional bronze hardware, and gluedon teak deck (2000) will turn heads in most any port. She comes with a matching custom-built tender, perfect for exploring the creeks & coves. Offered @ $44,500. Photos & details @ www. or call John Kaiser @ 410-923-1400 office or 443-223-7864 cell. 343 Beneteau ‘07 w/in mast furling and 50 hrs use on her dsl! Dulcinea is a very well appointed cruiser, she has very comfortable AC, 2 strm layout, shallow draft, complete electronics & davits w/an inflatable dingy & outboard! She was just fully waxed & detailed for her next owner! Come take a look, she is in near new cond. at an aggressive asking price of $119,900 Photos & details @www. or call John Kaiser @ 410923-1400 office or 443-223-7864 cell.

TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY 27.5’ Classic Cal ‘76 Stand-up interior, w/foldout dining table, head, alcohol stove, 2 sinks, sleeps 4. Main, “150” jib, storm jib, drifter. Atomic-4 inboard motor. Electra-San waste treatment system. In the water, ready to sail. Young’s Boatyard, Old Road Bay, Baltimore. Call John at (410) 360-5328, Ed at (301) 829-1939, or Geoff at (703) 243-0363. $3,500 obo, by September 15. 28’ Islander Bahama ’81 VG condition. One original owner. Bought new in 1984. Yanmar 15 GM diesel. Low hours. Very good sails. Furling jib, North genoa, Hood 150 cruising genoa, full batten main with lazyjacks. Fin keel, lead, 5’. New mainsail cover, tiller cover, main hatch cover, and forward hatch cover in 2010. Full bimini with Lexan windscreen, cockpit cushions, teak trim and interior. Illness forces sale. $6,975 obo. (410) 757-9156

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2 40-60 1 - 1 8 7 0 Used: Last Power Survivor BOE Watermaker $1,600. Following items new used as a display. Force 10# 120V 11 gal hot water htr with heat exchange $200, Vacu Flush head with system $450. (410) 535-9511.

HELP WANTED Annapolis Boat Shows - Annapolis Boat Shows Event staff wanted. Must be available Oct 1. through Oct. 18 for the U.S. Sailboat and Powerboat Shows. Physical labor required. Contact Marci - 410-5179979, Assistant Dockmaster Wanted Full-time, year round position for Assistant Dockmaster at 122 slip marina on Back Creek. Boating experience a must. Please submit resume to alison-annapolislandingmarina@comcast. net,

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

30’ - 50’ Deepwater Slips For Sale & Rent On the western shore of the Chesapeake in St. Leonard, MD. Flag Harbor Yacht Haven (410) 586-0070, www. Winter storage & repair (410) 5861915.

18-46 Foot Slips Available Covered slips as well , downtown Annapolis, Sarles marina on Spa Creek . Electric, water, and showers . 410-263-3661 www. 20’ - 40’ Slips, Pier 4 Marina 301 4th St., Eastport, across from Annapolis Yacht Club. Keep your boat where the Hinckley and Sabre dealers keep theirs. Electric, water, & showers. (410) 990-9515. www. 20’-36’ Slips Young’s Boat Yard Inc., Jones Creek,  Patapsco River. Deep, protected slips at reasonable rates. 15-Ton open-end TraveLift. Friendly atmosphere with personal attention. Wed. night racing., (410) 477-8607. 25’ - 40’ Slips and Storage Special Power & sail, cozy, intimate MD Clean Marina in protected Deale harbor, excellent boating & fishing, free Wi-Fi & pumpout, 30 mins. from DC. (410) 867-7919, www. 30’ - 35’ Slips Available Annapolis City Marina, Ltd. in the heart of Eastport. Includes electric, water, restrooms with showers, and gated parking. Give us a call at (410) 268-0660,

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30’ - 45’ Slips Available at Discounted Rates at Hinckley Yacht Services on Town Creek in Oxford, MD. Included in rental is pool, electric, water, laundry, bath houses, ships store and access to world class service all in the historic town of Oxford. Contact Marti Sommer at 410-226-5113.


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45’ Slip for Rent On Whitehall Creek, Annapolis, deep water, easy access from creek. Asking $4K a year. Contact, (610) 909-3637. 45’ X 16’ Floating Slip For Sale, $28,000 or rent/$3,600 yr. On Patapsco River. Pool; pump-out; laundry, showers, 7/24 gated security, water, electricity, parking, game rooms, restaurants, markets, shops adjacent. Ed (570) 384-3820/ (570) 384-1064 FAX. Why Pay High Annapolis or Baltimore Rates? Slips $1,250 - $2,200 YR. Land storage $110 monthly. Haulouts $8.50. Minutes to Bay and Baltimore Beltway. Old Bay Marina (410) 477-1488 or

SURVEYORS ABYI Marine Surveyors, LLC Sail & powerboat surveys, big or small. Contact Derek Rhymes, NAMSCMS and SAMS A.M.S. (410) 268-4404 or toll free (866) 608-4404.


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CHESAPEAKE CLASSIC Four Score Years Ago… How the Oxford Regatta Began by Marjorie Robfogel


n June of 1931, sailors from Oxford founded the Kap Dun YC at a swimming club near the Oxford Ferry dock. They quickly planned a regatta for Labor Day weekend of that year, which featured various races for knockabouts, Stars, free-for-all classes, ladies rowing, power workboats, auxiliary cruisers, and square-end and sharp-end Log Canoes. Ladies from the town served dinners to the competitors, and street dances were held each night. The entire town and many visitors enjoyed seeing the races. By the summer of 1932, the Kap Dun YC became the Tred Avon YC (TAYC) and held its second annual regatta off Oxford over Labor Day weekend. This regatta was organized in conjunction with the older Easton club—Chesapeake Bay YC—that had been hosting regattas in various locations since the 1870s. In subsequent years, the two clubs cooperated in various ways, but basically held two separate regattas at the same place and time, often called Oxford Race Week. By 1947, the present form of the Oxford Regatta was created, with two host clubs, one venue, joint committees, and split entertainment responsibilities. During the 1930s, the regatta grew and included more sailing classes and stopped holding power races. In 1936, TAYC requested that CBYRA designate August 14-16 for the Oxford Regatta, starting the long tradition of racing in Oxford on the second weekend of August. By then, the regatta consisted of a long-distance race to Oxford for cruising yachts on Friday, followed by two days of racing for smaller classes.

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Originally, the distance race started off Gibson Island. But by 1950, the start was moved to Annapolis because of construction on the new Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Entertainment was always a big part of the regatta and usually included dances, meals, and a formal presentation of a large collection of historic and beautiful memorial trophies to the winners. This year, the Oxford Race for cruising boats will start in Annapolis August 12 and finish off TAYC. Course racing August 13-14 will be held in the Tred Avon and Choptank rivers for 420s, Comets, Cruising boats, Lasers, Log Canoes, Optimists, Penguins, Shields, and Stars.

New this year is a changed format for the Saturday Robson Round-theBuoys Race for PHRF and the Robert W. Downes, III Race for the Shields fleet. The Robson Race will consist of two sanctioned races on windward/leeward courses. PHRF competitors now can race three sanctioned races over the weekend, including the Friday race to Oxford. To register, visit /racing. The 80th Oxford Regatta promises to be as much fun for today’s racers and spectators as it was for the original founders. Join the fun as Oxford Regatta provides a unique tribute to years of sailboat racing.

Racing on the Tred Avon River in the 1930s. SpinSheet counts more than 100 vessels in this iconic photo above Oxford, MD. Photo courtesy of Richard Slaughter and friends





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