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Finding pirates (or acting like one) in Rock Hall, MD, exploring Colonial Beach, VA, taking some chances, and poking around remote gunkholing creeks are only a few of the ways that cruisers can discover the Bay in August. by Steve Allan, Jean Korten Moser, and Eva Hill



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The Start, the Finish, and 635 Miles in Between From the excitement of the start along the rocky shores of Newport, RI, to the finish in Bermuda 635 nautical miles later, the Newport Bermuda Race offers competitive ocean racing and memorable experiences for dozens of Bay sailors every two years. by Carrie Gentile and Beth Crabtree

70 ON THE COVER Baltimore City YA sailor Mary Lees Gunther helps with Tuesday night race committee onboard a Hinckley 44 from which she snapped the winning image for the 2012 SpinSheet Summer Cover Contest. To see other interesting photo entries, turn to page 44.

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The Bermuda Ocean Race 2012 Recap Sail all the way down the Chesapeake and then add a 628-mile offshore leg, and you have the challenge Bermuda Ocean Race competitors love to face every two years. Chesapeake sailors share their thoughts on the 2012 edition. by Nathan Bickell

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ne thing you do not hear sailors bragging rights and make it an awesome from the last time I had checked. It’s worth say is: “I can’t wait to go sailing on gift for the outdoorsy soul who has evit. Saturday and spend six hours on erything. Who else at your neighborhood They bill it as an “all-in-one cushion, my rear end.” That they are excited to get concert in the park has a built-in thermal seat, and recliner” with a “heavy-duty some fresh air, yes. Sun and wind on the pouch big enough to fit four 12-ounce beer ratcheting hinge” for five reclining posiface, definitely. Some solid sitting time? cans below the cup holder of the padded tions. What this means in real life is that Sailors tend to skip that part. It might be armrest? How about an attached bottle you can sit up straight and comfortably as denial. Unless you are a dinghy racer on a opener, a pouch for an iPod and opening you eat a nice dinner in the cockpit, drag windy day, in which case you work your leg for the headphones, a lumbar roll, and a it over to soften your seat as you steer the and core muscles with hiking straps and removable ottoman? True, it does retail for boat, recline and relax as your first mate trapezes, you are probably spending most $49 to $99 (seemingly based on the footsteers, ratchet it flat and take a nap on it, of your sailing hours sitting, and in August, waiting. Even in windy months, phrases such as “butt cleat” and “rail meat,” the widespread usage of padded shorts, and the hefty price for marine cushions are further proof that we sailors spend serious time on our duffs. We don’t advertise how often we sit around, as it is not terribly adventurous; but it is inevitable, especially in a season known for slow sailing. When the Chesapeake Bay’s dog days ##The umbrella is smart, but the bells and whistles are what give ##The Go Anywhere Chair ensures that sailors of all sizes arrive, some sailors opt the chair’s owner bragging rights. are more comfortable on deck. for alternate activities, such as a day at the beach, a camping rest or lack thereof), but I figure my other ratchet it back up and watch fireworks or trip, a lawn concert. What may enhance beach chair was a hand-me-down, with the the sunset from the bow, take it off the such activities? Cool chairs, of course. Last only benefit being that it still works. No boat and carry it to the maritime muweekend, when a bank sign en route to Re- sun shade, no beer cooling capabilities, no seum concert, and stow it easily. But, no hoboth Beach read 97 degrees by 11 a.m., footrest. umbrella, no mini-cooler. Eventually, those we tested our new Sport-Brella Chair XTR We could only find two areas of ratcheting hinges bust a spring and make for the first time in the hot sand. improvement for the Sport-Brella Chair. the chair go permanently flat. Sigh. What initially appealed to me about Lugging the packed 12-pound sleeve down It is nice to have options, though, the chair was the swiveling umbrella. The the beach would feel less cumbersome with however imperfect, because man, it’s hot. sun has been my friend for long enough a padded strap… or temperatures below Am I right that most of us will venture for us to act like siblings; we have our 90 degrees. Swimmers may find that water outside, anyway? Let’s relax and remember battles. I am losing, but I have befriended pools on the seat, so some sort of drain how nice it is to slow down, sit down, and wide-brimmed hats, biminis, and my new may help. Or a towel. spend time with our friends, even if to just 50 SPF Sunbrella sun shade that can be When it comes to my favorite chairs, wait for wind. rotated 360 degrees and tilted as the sun this new one almost ties with the top chair and breeze shift. for most of my weekends: the West Marine The umbrella is smart, but the bells and Go Anywhere Chair. On the day I looked whistles are what give the chair’s owner it up, it was on sale for $49, a $30 savings

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would like to thank you for all your help getting the word out about my circumnavigation of the Americas. In the beginning, when I was trying to raise funds for the trip, most people thought I was crazy or that I would never make it. It was the article in the November 2010 issue, written by Andy Schell, that got me the Albin Vega. Without that boat, I would never have been able to leave Annapolis. I would also like to thank you for all of the support you have given to Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB). I worry about the future of CRAB, but it makes me feel better to know that it has a strong ally within local press. If it weren’t for that November article, I never would have been able to raise $120,000 for CRAB. Your magazine has made a difference in my life and I’m sure many others. Thank you for your support. Matt Rutherford Annapolis

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esús, Skipper of the Lazy Lizard Lagoon 380, was excited to receive a copy of our latest SpinSheet. He took us on a sunset cruise to a secluded cove a few miles north of Flamingo Beach, Guanacaste where we snorkeled and kayaked. We also caught a tuna and a spotted mackerel off the back of the boat. The first mate filleted the mackerel and served us sashimi with wasabi and soy sauce. Way cool! We then hooked a high speed waverunner who ventured too close. He nearly took all the line before the mate cut it loose. It was a very fun day! Zach Ditmars SpinSheet Graphic Designer

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aryl Phyllis “Caryl P.” Weiss, 61, died on Sunday, June 3, at her Annapolis home after a short but feisty battle with cancer. Most people in the Chesapeake Bay sailing community knew Weiss either from her performances on the Schooner Woodwind or at any of the many maritime festivals, tall ship celebrations, or museums. Her song, “She’s the Woodwind,” is featured on the schooner’s website and is the lively music you hear when placed on hold at their office. But her musical talents extended far beyond sea shanties. When she was 17, Weiss won a songwriting contest sponsored by RCA Records. In 1990, she won the Austin, TX, Songwriter’s Competition and was named Austin’s Best Folk Performer in 1995. She pinsheet AdJUNE 2012_Layout 1 5/18/12 8:41 AM Page 1 and 12 countries, played 38 instruments, performed in 26 states and released eight albums on her own record label. She was also a longtime member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 21-1 and served as the public affairs officer and flotilla commander. She was responsible for the very successful Paddle Fest, which helped to educate the public about the rules and regulations for paddleboats and featured the latest in canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, and gear. She worked with the Department of Homeland Security as part of Team Coast Guard, but as she said about her job description, “I could tell you, but then I’d have to kill you.”

Weiss was also a Major in the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) and served as their public affairs officer. And she was a commissioned Admiral in the Texas Navy, an honor of which she was especially proud. Weiss suffered a severe spinal injury several years ago, which limited her mobility, but not her ambition. In addition to her duties with the Coast Guard and CAP, she was a fierce warrior for the handicapped. She ceaselessly campaigned for accessibility, parking, and enforcement of the law regarding these issues. She was also involved in Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating or CRAB, a non-profit organization dedicated to making the thrill of sailing a reality for physically or developmentally challenged individuals and for those individuals whose financial circumstances preclude their participation in recreation on the waters of Chesapeake Bay. During her time in Annapolis, she worked at Fit To a Tee, seasonally at H & R Block, and most recently at the Sperry Top-Sider store. She is survived by aunts, cousins, and a huge international family of musicians, sailors, pilots, fans, and friends. A memorial service was held July 29 at the Annapolis Maritime Museum, followed by a final sail around the Bay. Additional memorial gatherings will take place in Austin, TX, and Philadelphia, PA, in the autumn.


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uch of Bay Country is short on rainfall, so salinities have risen and increased the chance that sea nettles (and really big ones, at that) will ruin your skinny-dipping fun. The web is full of what appear to be sketchy, yet expensive solutions for preventing and treating jelly fish stings. I’m not sure the protective potions and lotions really work, because I haven’t tried them. To treat jelly fish stings, some people swear by vinegar, shaving cream, soap lather, a paste of sand or mud and Bay water, ice packs, or pee (yes, I said pee). But, thankfully, I’ve not had to try those remedies either. It seems, the most common-sense option would be protective clothing (which does help) or a boat pool. To get the scoop on how well nettle boat pools work, we asked our clubs. Here are some of their responses: “It’s expensive, but worth having,” says Eva Hill of the Chesapeake Bay Sabre Association. “Our Nettle Net works, but we rinse it off with fresh water after use so it doesn’t stink. We’ve patched a few pinhole leaks in the floating ring. It’s hard to keep it behind the boat in a nice Follow us!

circle. The currents pull it, it swings from side to side, and it makes a narrow oblong pool as it moves around.” Paul Rohrkemper of the Alerion Express 28 Chesapeake Fleet adds, “We used one for years when cruising with our two boys and dogs. They work as advertised and are odorless. The whole family can get wet and cool off in a 12-

it a good washdown before storing it for the winter. After about 10 years of not using ours, I dug it out and the float’s glued seams had let go. I returned the net to the manufacturer, and for a nominal charge, they stitched a new float to the original bag and supplied a new pump. Great customer

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foot diameter net. The net’s bottom keeps nettles away. After deflating the supporting tube, store the whole works in a mesh bag. We would rinse the bundled net with fresh water as we took our post-swim showers, let it dry on deck, and stash it in the locker. At season’s end, we spread it out on the lawn and gave

service! While the pools are not inexpensive, they sure beat paying transient slip fees just to cool off after a long, steamy Bay day.” Joey Sowell of the Occoquan YC says, “We have had great success using our nettle net so long as it does not touch the bottom or submerged vegetation. If it does, we rinse it thoroughly

and make sure that there are no rips, mud, or sand in the netting before storing. We use the ‘Boat Pool’ brand, and so far no nettles have penetrated the net. Deploying and storing are quick and easy jobs. The ring inflates and comes with a foot pump. I always rinse the netting after each use and make sure it and the storage bag are dry before returning the netting and float ring back to the bag. It’s kind of expensive; it snags on our boat and is hard to untangle; flotsam and jetsam caught in the netting are hard to get out; life jackets and other floatation devices are a must; and the pool loses its circular shape in the wind or current. Turtles instinctively dive and are adept at getting tangled in netting. However, our net is easy to use and maintain, deploys and recovers quickly, and keeps most critters and trash out of the enclosed swimming area.” Carl and Sue Reitz of the Hunter SA say, “One hot summer evening, the pool manufacturer went above and beyond by delivering our friend’s new Nettle Net to his anchored boat in Dun Cove.” ~RC SpinSheet August 2012 17

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t the beginning of every summer, my kids and I make a list of fun things we want to do. When school lets out in June, it feels as if there’ll be so much time for all the activities, but somehow, by August, the time seems to have slipped away so quickly. Here are four ways for kids to learn about sailing and the Bay while making the most out of the last few weeks of summer vacation.

yy Annapolis Community Boating (ACB) provides opportunities for kids to learn basic boating skills and safety. With a fleet of small sailboats, canoes, kayaks, and jon boats, ACB introduces kids to a wide range of boats. ACB’s Spirit of America Camp August 6-10 at the Ellen Moyer Nature Park at Back Creek (EMNP) in Annapolis trains kids ages 11-15 to become safe boaters and administers the Maryland Boater’s Education Certificate Course, with a certification test at the end of the week. The hands-on curriculum includes boating terms, weather conditions, navigation, right-of-way rules, and rescue techniques while motor boating, canoeing, kayaking, and sailing. ACB also has a traveling camp that brings ACB program counselors and boats to the waters’ edge in communities around Annapolis. Find more information here:

yy The National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) in Annapolis has two excellent learning opportunities for young sailors in August. “Exploring the Science of Sailing” is offered August 6-10 and covers buoyancy, stability, fluid mechanics, materials, and design. “Finding Your Way on Chesapeake Bay” is a hands-on navigation class August 13-17. Topics include reading charts, basic navigation tools, electronics, and dead reckoning. Each course offers two sections, one for middle school kids and one for high school students. The fee for each class is $110 per student. Learn more and register here:

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yy At the bottom tip of the Bay, Nauticus, a maritime science center and museum on the waterfront in Norfolk, includes an aquarium, hands-on projects, kids’ camps, and lots of fun and educational exhibits like Horseshoe Cove. A new partnership between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Nauticus brings several new exhibits, such as the Living Shoreline exhibit, where kids and adults can learn about the Bay and NOAA’s role in restoring it. The Hampton Roads Naval Museum is also located inside Nauticus, and tours of the Battleship Wisconsin are offered. Learn more about the many programs available here: yy On Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Sultana Projects has loads of summer programs for kids. On August 25, you can take kids ages five and older for a two-hour ecology sail aboard the replica Schooner Sultana. Help pull the 20-foot-wide sampling net to catch fish, crabs, and other critters from the Chester River. The cost is $30 for adults and $15 for children younger than age 12. And, it’s not too early to start thinking about next year. Sultana Projects offers week-long trips aboard the schooner for kids ages 11-14 and kayak or canoe camping trips exploring Maryland’s Eastern Shore. But, why should the kids have all the fun? This summer, Sultana Projects has added two four-day paddling trips for adults. The second trip is September 1821. Find more information here:

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Replica Lighthouse in Cambridge by Beth Crabtree


n Cambridge, MD, a replica of the Choptank River Lighthouse is being The Long Wharf is also home to the erected on the waterfront that will be Municipal Yacht Basin, known as the city marina, which has undergone a major open to the public as a mini-museum with expansion in recent years. The dockmasfree admission. “We’ve been thrilled to see ter’s office will be relocated into part of the all the action at Long Wharf Park as we’re building the lighthouse,” says Jackie Noller, lighthouse. president of the Choptank River Lighthouse Society. ##A replica of the “So far this year, we’ve seen Choptank River the Cambridge Main Street Lighthouse, with deck lighting, is Farmers Market move to under construction Long Wharf, and we saw the in Cambridge, MD. community raise funds to rePhoto by Jill Jasuta pair the beloved World War I Memorial Fountain there. We expect the lighthouse to add to the energy and excitement on the waterfront and to draw new visitors to the city.” And why not? The location is beautiful and iconic. Where else does Route 50 rise over a river so gently to form your gateway to Eastern Shore “In the 1800s, this waterfront was busdelights. The place is a nice mix of a tling with commerce,” says Noller. “Hunhighway and “Bay”-way. dreds of skipjacks brought oysters in each

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day. There were packing houses and flour, lumber mills, and dozens of steamboats dropping off and picking up passengers. With these new projects, we can bring back excitement to Cambridge’s waterfront.” Plans are also underway for a multi-use development at Sailwinds Park. A lighthouse dedication ceremony will be held on September 22. At dusk, the official lighting will take place, and the general public is invited to gather at Long Wharf Park or on the water. The Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort will provide a Lighthouse Grand Opening Reception cocktail party and dinner, including tours beginning at 4 p.m. The reception starts at 5 p.m. Tickets cost $65 per person or $35 for current lighthouse donors. To buy tickets, call the Dorchester Chamber of Commerce at (410) 2283575 or Wright’s Art & Framing at 410-228-7977. Proceeds benefit the construction and maintenance costs of the lighthouse. Find more information here:

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he Herreshoff Marine Museum and the America’s Cup Hall of Fame hosted a ceremony June 29 in Newport, RI, for three new inductees: Gerard B. Lambert, Sr., Jonathan Wright, and Patrizio Bertelli. Wright, who currently holds the Vanderstar Chair at the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) in Annapolis, is one of the unsung heroes of the 12-Metre era in America’s Cup history. Wright’s contemporaries, Dennis Conner, Ted Hood, Ted Turner, and Tom Whidden, have already been inducted for their contributions to America’s Cup history during the 12-Metre era, but if it hadn’t been for the skills of Wright and others trimming the sails on Intrepid, Courageous, Freedom, Liberty, and Stars & Stripes, things might not have worked out the way they did. Wright proved his all-round ability within an America’s Cup campaign in 1985 when tasked with recruiting a squad of 25 sailors for the upcoming Stars & Stripes campaign of 1987, a campaign that would ultimately be successful in bringing the Cup back from Australia to America. Wright says, “I was representing all who have gone before me. They only picked me because I was irresponsible enough to do it five times, and I’m 64 years old. It was quite an honor.” Over his America’s Cup career and since, Wright has shared his experiences and spread the message about the magic of the America’s Cup to thousands of people over the years by virtue of having given more than 150 talks to audiences around the United States ranging in size from 40 to 450 at a time. A 1971 graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) in Kings Point, NY, Wright was College Sailor of the Year and a member of the All American Sailing Team in 1971. Among his many awards and accomplishments are USMMA Athletic Hall of Fame inductee in 1991, Yachting Magazine Crewmember of the Year in 1989, Winner, J/29 North American Championship in 1988, Barnegat Bay Sailing Hall of Fame inductee in 2010; and five America’s Cup campaigns. Wright’s extensive offshore sailing, teaching, and maritime business experience led him to his current position as Vanderstar Chair at USNA, a key civilian advisor to the director of sailing, who works in leadership, seamanship, and safety training. Follow us!

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Get Your Gam On

t’s that time of year when the word “gam” becomes more than a great crossword puzzle or Scrabble word signifying a meeting of seafarers or whalers at sea. On the weekend of September 28-30, the Seven Seas Cruising Association (SSCA) hosts its 26th Annapolis Gam, a hugely popular annual rendezvous that drew 350 cruising sailors in 2011 by boat and by car to Camp Letts on the Rhode River for camaraderie, education, and sharing of ideas and gear. The large, protected anchorage and the 2600-acre wooded peninsula offer plenty of room for sailors to stretch their legs and meet SSCA members and nonmembers alike. You don’t have to be a member to attend, as all who have an interest in cruising are welcome. The event theme this year is self-reliance. Speakers will include Nigel Calder, Claiborne Young, Herb Hilgenberg, Lin and Larry Pardey, and others Attendees will mingle on the waterfront dining hall veranda Friday evening for a potluck dinner and cocktail party. Doyle Chesapeake and Annapolis

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Harbor Marine will supply the libations, and all attendees will bring an appetizer or munchie to share. On Saturday evening, Chardonnay Boatworks will sponsor a happy hour prior to a dinner catered by Red Hot N Blue. Calder will speak after dinner, and a drawing of raffle prizes and a gala auction will culminate the evening. Though a limited amount of dinner tickets may be available at the door, attendees are strongly urged to purchase them in advance, as SSCA expects the event, with this year’s stellar speaker lineup, to sell out early. Cruisers may peruse a Sunday morning flea market for buying and selling marine gear. Roundtable discussions and demos will follow breakfast. SSCA celebrates its 60th anniversary this year as the largest non-profit organization of voyaging cruisers in the world. The goals of the original founders are still the goals of SSCA today: sharing cruising information, camaraderie, and leaving a clean wake.

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n inspiring sailor, author, and photographer, John Guider cruised through Chesapeake Country in June, stopping in Annapolis on another of his awe-inspiring solo, small-boat journeys. Although his hometown is Nashville, TN, this adventurer is traversing parts of the Great Loop in a small sailboat that he built himself and which he can also row. “I built a boat and have been traveling a route known as the Great Loop, a course down the Mississippi, around the Gulf and East Coasts, into the Hudson and the Great Lakes, and back to the Mississippi. I go out two months every year and row upwards of 12 hours a day in all types of weather. I’ve changed physically and mentally. My asthma is in remission, and my arthritis and chronic bronchitis have gone away. The best of my art is still ahead,” says Guider, age 62, on Beautiful Minds is a national health education campaign inspired by the DCbased National Center for Creative Aging and the Columbia, MD-based Life’s DHA. In 2011, Guider was named one of four individuals who embody the four dimensions of brain health outlined by Beautiful Minds. They include a physicallyfit, nourished, mentally-engaged, and socially-connected mind. Through these dimensions, the folks at Beautiful Minds say we have the power to influence our brain health throughout life and ensure that our brains remain strong, healthy, and beautiful as we age. Guider spends two to three months a year rowing or sailing his home-built boat, parts of which were designed and made by Chesapeake Light Craft, a kit boat manufacturer owned by John Harris of Annapolis, who helped with upgrades in June. Guider assembled the boat himself. Over the years, Guider has travelled nearly 6000 miles of waterways, including the entire Mississippi River, in motor-less small boats. His active lifestyle has helped him to age gracefully both physically and mentally. A professional photographer, Guider has compiled a book, The River Inside, comprised of photos from his travels. It’s filled with amazing photos of the people, waterways, and wildlife Guider has encountered. Learn more about Guider’s work and adventures here: ~BC

Happy Birthday, Harbor Queen


fixture at the entrance of Annapolis’s Ego Alley, the big white boat with the bright red trim, Harbor Queen is celebrating her 40th birthday this summer. Built in 1972, the 65-foot tour boat joined Watermark (formerly Chesapeake Marine Tours) in 1973, and ever since has been delighting tourists and Annapolitans with private parties and public tours of the waters surrounding Annapolis. “Harbor Queen is iconic,” says Debbie Gosselin president and owner of Watermark. “She’s helped educate school children about the Bay and Annapolis, transformed herself for weddings and birthday parties, and helped create precious memories for all who board her—2.6 million of them over 40 years.” The Harbor Queen is an ideal place to watch the fireworks on Independence Day or the Blue Angels during the Naval Academy’s Commissioning Week. With a bar, two decks,

room for dancing and live music, she has also been the site of numerous weddings, fundraisers, receptions, graduation and retirement parties, comedy shows, and reunions. More than 800,000 fourth grade school children have enjoyed the waters surrounding Annapolis while cruising on the ##Happy 40th, Harbor Harbor Queen. Queen! Photo courtesy From March through of Watermark mid-November, the Harbor Queen takes daily, 40-minute excursions around Annapolis, the entrance of the Bay, past the Naval Academy, and up the Severn River. Guests learn about the history of Annapolis, the state of Maryland, the U.S. Naval Academy, and the area’s maritime heritage. Watermark, an Annapolis-based and locally owned business owns a fleet of 13 vessels that includes four water taxis in Annapolis. Its core mission is to immerse people in the history, culture, and fun of the Chesapeake Bay area. ~BC

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Virginia’s waterways provide enjoyment to thousands of boaters each year. As more recreational boaters take to the water, the need for shelter, tie-ups and sanitary facilities also increases. The National Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) program protects the integrity of our waterways by helping marinas meet the needs of transient boaters. BIG projects in Virginia improve access to tie-ups, fuel stations, restrooms, laundry facilities, showers, pump-out and dumpstations. These improvements protect Virginia’s waterways and bring more enjoyment to boaters. The town of Urbanna used BIG (Boating Infrastructure Grant) funds to install transient boat slips, bulkheads, a pedestrian walkway, power pedestals and improvements, ADA compliant restroom facilities with showers and laundry. For a list new of marinas with BIG call 804-864-7468 or visit: Follow Today us!

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Staying Cool Onboard This Summer


To AC or Not To AC—That is the quesicture this: you’re lying on the bow in the cool shade of the jib with a tion. If your sailboat has a generator and steady breeze, gentle waves lapping AC (whether portable or in-house), you are wise, indeed. If you don’t have AC, at the hull, and a happy, hydrated captain you’ll want to have battery-operated fans, at the helm. But, how do you plan to stay handy-dandy wind socks, a sun shower, cool when you reach your destination? Avoid making sizzling summer memories by following these common-sense tips: ##Have cooler, will paddle... Photo of Wednesday night racing on the West River by Jim Christie

Weather or Not—Weather forecasters are good at predicting temperatures and heat indices. But, most land-based marine weather forecasters don’t really know the real wind and wave conditions on the Bay. Keep your float plans flexible, because you don’t know the weather for sure until the day of. The wind and weather will dictate what you do and where you go. Beat the heat by taking a transient slip, plugging into shore power, and cranking up the AC; staying at a marina with hotel rooms with AC and reserving one; looking for wide-open gunkholes with the best chance for some breeze; or finding a nice anchorage, putting on the generator, and turning on the AC. Hot days on the Bay often kick up thunderstorms, so monitor your surroundings.

and other means of staying comfortable onboard. At a marina, spend parts of the day in cool public spaces, such as restaurants, museums, hills with shade trees and breezes, and Tiki bars. You’ll also stay cooler under canvas in the breeze. Be Cool—If plans allow, sail during the hotter parts of the day to take advantage of Bay breezes. The beginning and end of

the day are better times for motor-sailing, kayaking, and walking around outdoors than mid-day. If you can’t change the time of your visit to a sun-soaked port of call, scale it down a little bit and stop often for cool beverages, popsicles, or ice cream. With all ports open and a solid breeze, sometimes the covered cockpit is the coolest place to be during the noon-day sun. And, eat dinner after sunset so you can enjoy cooler temperatures as that fire ball vanishes over the horizon. Loosey Goosey—You’ll feel and look cooler with light-colored shorts, T-shirts, culottes, Capri pants, sundresses, sun visors or baseball caps, and swimsuits with light-weight cover-ups. Cotton clothes keep you cooler than synthetics. A little dash of body powder goes a long way toward more comfortable living and sleeping patterns onboard. Get Wet—Jump into the water near your boat or hit a marina’s swimming pool. Even if you don’t have a nettle pool or an onboard mister, you can still put your feet in the water, float on a raft off your swim platform, or take a fast dinghy ride. Let’s Face It—Keep body lotion and a spray bottle with water in the cooler or fridge. Spray faces and other exposed body parts with water, and put cool lotion on overtired feet. Just Drink It—Keep small bottles of drinking water in your freezer, fridge, or cooler. Drink plenty of water all day long, and avoid caffeine and alcohol. If you must have your morning coffee and an evening cocktail, sip water before and after imbibing these beverages and keep their intake moderate. If you’re at a dock bar, try a rum punch with an icy water chaser. Brain Freeze—Take a baseball cap or hat, pour ice cold water into it, quickly invert it, and put it on your head. Ahh. Digestion Question—Instead of preparing and eating hot, fried, or baked foods, dine on cold fruit, lunch meats, salads, and cheeses. Nobody wants to cook next to a hot galley stove, so decompress in the ACinspired comfort of dinner onshore and splurge on an icy dessert. After all, you’re on vacation. ~RC

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Kids Sailing ##Hobies hound each other (L-R): Nate Brown and Kat Porter (#108000), Ben Brown and Casey Larson (#05), Matthew Raybon and Grace Modderman (#112320), and Geoffrey Nelson and Max Hudson (#112386).

Hot, Hot, Hot: JOs a Hit! Story by JO Committee


he 2012 Junior Olympic Sailing Festival/Chesapeake Bay Open (JO) was a huge success despite record-breaking heat and the effects of a recent rare Derecho. More than 1000 people enjoyed the Olympicstyle opening ceremonies July 5, including 235 competitors and 50 coaches from all over the Chesapeake and other parts of the country. A whopping 57 separate races were run on five courses stretching from the Severn River south to Thomas Point. Racing for the 31 teams in the JO Regatta saw some tight competition in light breeze and choppy Bay conditions. With near and above 100-degree temperatures and lots of powerboat traffic, competitors faced the tough challenge of trying to get their boats up to speed in difficult sailing conditions. Adding to the fun was an abnormally strong current provided by a full moon during the week. The final day of racing saw the best conditions, with a six- to eight-knot breeze steady through the day. Competitors and families kept cool and busy off the water with activities at the youth-oriented Olympic Village on the Annapolis Yacht Club’s (AYC) Annex grounds, featuring a games truck, a giant water slide, and daily visits from the Kona Ice truck, which provided cool treats.

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##You don’t have to be young or a gymnast to do this type of sailing well, but neither hurts.

Box of Rain (BOR), an Annapolis-based organization providing skill-building for at-risk youth through marine and land-based activities, partnered with the JO Sailing Festival to provide an amazing experience for both underprivileged youth and junior sailors. BOR youth marched in the opening ceremonies and joined in dinner under the festival tent. Older children and junior instructors enjoyed going out for an afternoon sail aboard two of AYC’s J/22s. SpinSheet August 2012 27

##The Opti Green Fleet flies (L-R): Christiaan Smith (#13790), Molly Ford (#11255), Henry Sheets (#15624), Adison Parish (#5982), Olivia Ball (#19320), Tucker Andrews (#3438), and Cabell Jones (#15450).

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BMW-Mini of Annapolis presented the JO event. Nationally, JOs are coordinated by U.S. Sailing and sponsored by West Marine and Gill. During the closing ceremonies July 8, competitors were thrilled to have medals presented by renowned sailor and Olympic silver medalist Scott Steele. Congrats to all the competitors. These junior sailors earned top honors: yy Hobie 16: Trey James and Gabe Longo (1), Geoffrey Nelson and Max Hudson (2), James Flanigan and Mike Gorman (3), Matthew Raybon and Grace Modderman (4), and Ben Brown and Casey Larson (5). yy Club 420: Charlie Lomax and Evan Morgan (1), Andrew Schoene and JD Parks (2), Patrick Floyd and AJ Libby (3), Elena Vandenberg and Lilli Salvesen (4), and Andrew Harrington and Belle Strachan (5). yy Optimist Red/White/Blue: JC Hermus (1), Hannah Steadman (2), Gray Benson (3), Jed Londrey (4), and Leo Boucher (5). yy Opti Green: Fuller Clement (1), Zadoc Bond (2), Nicholas Kellogg (3), James Parkinson (4), and Peter Meyers (5). yy Laser: Jerry Sturmer (1) and Collin Kroh (2). yy Laser Radial: Alexander Hanna (1), Austin Powers (2), Matthew Schofield (3), Gray Kiger (4), and Conrad Roos (5).


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##Big and small boa ts share the stage during 2011’s Sunfish Challenge. Photo courtesy of Jon athan Romero

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“Shagging on the Riverwalk” Beach Music 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown, VA.

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Coast Guard City Celebration Portsmouth, VA.

Great Pocomoke Fair Pocomoke City, MD. Fair fun and fireworks.


Rotary Club of Annapolis Crab Feast 5 to 8 p.m. Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, Annapolis. Benefits local community and cultural organizations.


St. Mary’s County National Lawn Mower Racing Bowles Farms, Clements, MD.


Cape Charles Clam Slam Festival Cape Charles Harbor, VA.



Beach Party on the Square 4 to 9 p.m. Leonardtown, MD. Live music, sand volleyball, games, entertainment, face painting, exhibits, amusements, crafts, fire truck hose downs, and food.


Exploring the Science of Sailing National Sailing Hall of Fame, Annapolis. Morning session for ages 10 to 13, and afternoon session for ages 14 to 17. $110 per session.


Betterton Appreciation Day Betterton Beach, MD. Parade, fun rides, crafts, food, and vendors.

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Blessing of the Combines? Snow Hill, MD.

Children’s Day St. Clement’s Island Museum, MD. Games, demos, food, music, free bike raffle, and more!


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

Lighthouse Adventure Cruise Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. $130 for the day-long trip; excludes lunch.

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National Lighthouse Day

Crab Pickin’ at the Point 5 to 10 p.m. TowneBank Fountain Park, Norfolk, VA.


Fundraiser For Southern High Students 8 a.m. Renditions Golf Course, Davidsonville, MD. Benefits Daniel John Sohovich Memorial Scholarship.


Havre de Grace Seafood Festival Tydings Memorial Park, Havre de Grace, MD.



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Irvington Crab Festival 5 to 8 p.m. Irvington, VA. Enjoy steamed crabs, barbecue, and music from Jumbo Lump Daddy and the Backfin Boys. Port Palooza Port Deposit, MD. U.S. Coast Guard Day Oxford, MD, is hosting a party.

Groovin’ By the Bay 6 to 9 p.m. Buckroe Beach, Hampton, VA.

Pirates and Wenches Fantasy Weekend Rock Hall, MD. Scallywags: unite! Lore Oyster House Day Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. $20. “I don’t eat oysters. I want my food dead, not sick or wounded. Dead.” ~Woody Allen


Seafood Feast-I-Val 1 to 6 p.m. Governor’s Hall, ailwinds Park, Cambridge, MD. Food, live music, tours, and more. Hosted by Cambridge Rescue Fire Company.

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Tours of Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse 9 a.m., Noon, and 3 p.m. Hosted by Annapolis Maritime Museum. Onboard Sharps Island with captain Mike Richards of Chesapeake Lights. $70.


Watermen’s Appreciation Day & Crab Feast Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. Hosted by Talbot County Watermen’s Association.

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Perseids Meteor Shower

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Children’s Model Boatbuilding Workshop Reedville Fishermen’s Museum, VA. Kids make their own Mabel skiff.


Finding Your Way on the Chesapeake Bay National Sailing Hall of Fame, Annapolis. Morning session for ages 10 to 13, and afternoon session for ages 14 to 17. $110 per session.

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


Crab Week River Marsh Marina, Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay, Cambridge, MD.


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Ounce Regatta Grab your boat-building bucket August 11. Hosted by Eastport Democratic Club and presented in part by Budweiser. Racing, music, and drinks to benefit Annapolis Community Boating.

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Bad Poetry Day “She sails on sea swells and still smells swell.”


Boston in Concert 7:30 p.m. Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. $40 to $50.

Crab Feast at Historic J. M. Clayton Crab House 6 to 8 p.m. On Cambridge Creek, Cambridge, MD. Hosted by James B. Richardson Foundation. $25; $40 per couple.

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Navy Way Boot Camp for Kids 10 a.m. to Noon. $37.

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Maryland Renaissance Festival Crownsville, MD. Yee have been given proper warning, mates.


Sail Free Sunday Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis. Hosted by Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating.


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Full Moon Party Boatyard Bar & Grill, Eastport.

Baltimore Grand Prix On your mark. Get set. Go!

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Waterstock Tim’s Rivershore Restaurant & Crabhouse, Dumfries, VA.

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

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Governor’s Cup Yacht Race The annual 70-mile overnight race hosted by St. Mary’s College of Maryland from Annapolis to St. Mary’s City. Admiral’s Cup York River YC, VA.

National Hard Crab Derby and Fair Somers Cove Marina, Crisfield, MD. Celebrate 65 years with crab races, beauty pageants, parades, contests, crafts, games, rides, and fireworks.


Albemarle Hospice Regatta Pasquotank River YC, Elizabeth City, NC.

Plantation Light Race Hampton YC, VA.

Hampton One-Design National Championships Hampton YC, VA. Cantina Cup Daingerfield Island Sailing Club, Alexandria, VA. DC Sail’s Cantina Cup Washington, DC.

One-Design Regatta Fishing Bay YC, Deltaville, VA. Classes include Opti Green; Opti Red, White, and Blue; Laser Radials; and 420s, as well as adult one-design classes. J/22 Mid-Atlantic Championships Severn SA, Annapolis. Oxford Regatta/Junior Days (Maryland State Championships)/Log Canoe Races Tred Avon YC, Oxford, MD.


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Charity Boat Auction Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels.


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Cape Charles Cup Broad Bay SA, VA.

Jimmy Buffett in Concert Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA.

Boatyard Bar & Grill CRAB Regatta Eastport YC. Benefits Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB).


Port Palooza Port Deposit, MD.

Heritage Regatta Tred Avon YC, Oxford, MD. Includes Penguin Atlantic Coast Nationals and competitions in log canoe, Shield, and other one-design classes.

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Tom Brady Master’s Race Hampton YC, VA.

Stingray Point Regatta Fishing Bay YC, Deltaville, VA. Includes an optional distance race on Friday.



Sunset of Summer Tidewater Yacht Marina, Portsmouth, VA. Food, music, games, contests, classes, and more.


Labor Day Picnic in the Park Central Park, Cape Charles, VA.


After the Fourth Fireworks Rhode River, Mayo, MD.

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Bay Seafood Festival Belle Isle Sate Park in Lancaster County on the Rappahannock River. Hosted by KIWS Rotary Club. $55.

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Onancock Harborfest Onancock Town Wharf, VA. The Great Chesapeake Bay Hurricane Hits, 1769

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Antique & Classic Boat Show Reedville Fishermen’s Museum, VA.

BaySavers Fun-Raiser 6 to 10 p.m. The Point, Annapolis. Pig roast, open bar, auctions, and music. Hosted by Chesapeake BaySavers.

8 8 

Beer and Wine Festival Cypress Park, Pocomoke, MD.

Boating Party Gala Fundraiser 5:30 to 11 p.m. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. $175.

8 8 

Fall Follies Leonardtown, MD. Arts and crafts, food, and music.

Fall Shoreline Cleanup 1 to 3 p.m. Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge near Rock Hall, MD.


Maryland Seafood Festival Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis. Celebrate 45 years of good food. Don’t miss the Crab Soup Cookoff (11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.).


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Boatyard Beach Bash 5 to 9 p.m. Annapolis Maritime Museum. Co-hosted by Boatyard Bar & Grill. Features Doyle Grisham, the John Frinzi Band, Jim Morris, James “Sunny Jim” White, and John Patty. $60.


Corsica Watershed Awareness Day Noon to 4 p.m. Bloomfield Farm, Centreville, MD. Sponsored by Corsica River Conservancy, Queen Anne’s County Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Town of Centreville.



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Howl-OScream Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, VA.



Antique & Classic Boat Show Point Pleasant, NJ. Hosted by Barnegat Bay New Jersey Chapter of Antique & Classic Boat Society.

Summer Sendoff: Blues, Brews, and Barbecue 4 to 10 p.m. Cambridge, MD. See otherwise sane adults race in kid-size tricycles, run in snorkel flippers, and do the egg walk.

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Native American Festival Vienna, MD.

Radio-Controlled Laser Regatta Rock Hall YC, MD.


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SunFest Ocean City, MD.

Fall Fest Elkton, MD.

Roar at the Shore Tim’s Rivershore Restaurant & Crabhouse, Dumfries, VA.


Choptank River Lighthouse Grand Opening and Dedication Ceremony Long Wharf Park, Cambridge, MD. Hosted by Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort. Benefits lighthouse maintenance. $65.


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Heritage Skipjack Race 10 a.m. See up to 10 skipjacks race off Long Wharf and Great Marsh Park in Cambridge, MD.

22 22 

Patriotic Lighted Boat Parade At Dusk. Oxford, MD.

Waterfront Festival and Cardboard Boat Regatta Chestertown, MD.


Classic Wooden Sailboat Rendezvous and Race National Sailing Hall of Fame, Annapolis.


Calvert County Watermen’s Festival Noon. Watermen’s Wharf, Solomons. Contests, live entertainment, beer, food, and more.



Full Moon Paddle 5 to 7 p.m. Bogles Wharf at the Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge near Rock Hall, MD.

Sail Free Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis. Hosted by Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating.


Trawler Fest University and Boat Show Baltimore Marine Center Inner Harbor Marina and Hyatt Regency Baltimore.


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


Life of a Waterman 8 a.m. to Noon. Tidal Rappahannock Outreach Headquarters, Farnham, VA.

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CBYRA Annapolis Race Week City Dock, Annapolis.

Cedar Point Race Gibson Island Yacht Squadron. he fun runs in conjunction with CBYRA Annapolis Race Week.

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Dink Vail Labor Day Regatta Norfolk Yacht & Country Club, VA.

Leukemia Cup Sailing Regatta Washington Sailing Marina, DC.

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Middle Ground Regatta Hampton YC, VA.

Washington Leukemia Cup Regatta Dangerfield Island SC, Alexandria, VA.


Wolftrap Race Fishing Bay YC, Deltaville, VA. A 25-mile distance race from the Piankatank River around Wolf Trap Light among other marks.

Race to Oxford Naval Academy Sailing Squadron. Race from Annapolis to Oxford, MD.


York River Cup York River YC, VA.

Masters of the Potomac Quantico YC, VA.

NASS Race/Hammond Race Hosted by Catamaran Racing Association of the Chesapeake.

22 22  22 

Hospice Cup XXXI Annapolis.

Tom Brady Masters Race Hampton YC, VA.


15-16 15-16 

Fall Series Southern Maryland SA, Solomons.

Hampton Roads Sunfish Challenge & Dinghy Distance Race Willoughby Bay to Old Dominion University Sailing Center, Norfolk, VA. Hosted by Portsmouth Boat Club.

22-23 Rock Hall YC, MD.

Hobie Cat Division 11 Regatta


Laser and Laser Radial District Championships Severn SA.

22-23 Potapskut SA.

Race to Queenstown and Back


Frigid Digit Regatta Severn SA. Final Snipe class qualifier for 2013 class World’s Championship; one boat qualifies.

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Chesapeake Bay Tide Tables

BALTIMORE 1 06:36 AM 2.0 H Wed 01:45 PM 0.5 L 06:45 PM 1.4 H


2 12:55 AM THu 07:25 AM 02:26 PM 07:39 PM

0.3 2.0 0.4 1.5




01:51 AM 08:10 AM 03:05 PM 08:31 PM

0.4 1.9 0.4 1.6



4 02:45 AM SAT 08:51 AM 03:41 PM 09:21 PM

0.4 1.8 0.4 1.6

5 03:39 AM Sun 09:31 AM 04:14 PM 10:11 PM

06:22 AM 1.9 H THu 01:24 PM 0.6 L 06:39 PM 1.4 H

1 05:20 AM Wed 11:47 AM 05:16 PM 11:18 PM



05:01 AM THu 11:27 AM 05:04 PM 11:06 PM

1.7 0.6 1.3 0.4


1 02:08 AM Wed 08:18 AM 02:13 PM 08:42 PM

-0.1 L 2.8 H -0.1 L 3.3 H


01:44 AM THu 07:55 AM 01:50 PM 08:14 PM

0.3 2.7 0.2 3.0


2 06:06 AM 1.8 H THu 12:30 PM 0.5 L 06:12 PM 1.3 H


1.7 0.5 1.3 0.4


2 02:56 AM THu 09:08 AM 03:05 PM 09:28 PM

-0.2 L 2.9 H -0.1 L 3.2 H


02:23 AM 08:37 AM 02:34 PM 08:54 PM

0.1 2.9 0.1 3.1



03:41 AM 09:55 AM 03:55 PM 10:12 PM

-0.2 L 3.0 H -0.1 L 3.1 H


03:02 AM SAT 09:19 AM 03:19 PM 09:34 PM

0.0 3.0 0.1 3.1


4 04:24 AM SAT 10:39 AM 04:43 PM 10:54 PM

-0.1 L 3.0 H 0.0 L 3.0 H


03:42 AM Sun 10:01 AM 04:05 PM 10:16 PM

-0.1 L 3.1 H 0.1 L 3.1 H

5 05:04 AM Sun 11:21 AM 05:30 PM 11:34 PM

0.0 3.0 0.2 2.8



04:23 AM Mon 10:45 AM 04:54 PM 10:59 PM

-0.1 L 3.2 H 0.1 L 3.0 H

6 05:44 AM 0.1 L Mon 12:03 PM 2.9 H 06:17 PM 0.3 L


-0.1 L 3.3 H 0.2 L 2.8 H

1.8 0.5 1.2 0.2

12:38 AM 07:00 AM 01:57 PM 07:24 PM

0.5 1.9 0.5 1.5


01:29 AM SAT 07:38 AM 02:28 PM 08:09 PM

0.5 1.9 0.4 1.6



12:12 AM 06:48 AM 01:11 PM 07:05 PM

0.3 1.7 0.4 1.4




02:20 AM Sun 08:17 AM 03:00 PM 08:54 PM

0.5 1.8 0.4 1.7


4 01:04 AM SAT 07:28 AM 01:50 PM 07:56 PM

0.4 1.6 0.4 1.4



12:41 AM Sun 06:50 AM 01:20 PM 07:29 PM

0.5 1.6 0.3 1.5


0.5 1.7 0.4 1.7



03:15 AM Mon 08:58 AM 03:33 PM 09:42 PM

0.6 1.7 0.3 1.8


5 01:55 AM Sun 08:05 AM 02:29 PM 08:47 PM

0.5 1.5 0.4 1.5



01:31 AM Mon 07:27 AM 01:59 PM 08:20 PM

0.5 1.6 0.3 1.6


6 04:34 AM Mon 10:10 AM 04:45 PM 11:02 PM

0.6 1.6 0.4 1.7



04:14 AM Tue 09:41 AM 04:09 PM 10:32 PM

0.6 1.6 0.3 1.9


6 02:46 AM Mon 08:42 AM 03:08 PM 09:38 PM

0.6 1.4 0.3 1.5



02:24 AM Tue 08:06 AM 02:41 PM 09:13 PM

0.6 1.5 0.3 1.6


7 05:33 AM Tue 10:49 AM 05:16 PM 11:53 PM

0.7 1.5 0.4 1.7



0.7 1.5 0.2 2.0


7 03:38 AM Tue 09:19 AM 03:49 PM 10:31 PM

0.7 1.4 0.3 1.5



03:21 AM Wed 08:49 AM 03:26 PM 10:10 PM

0.7 1.4 0.2 1.7


7 12:14 AM Tue 06:23 AM 12:46 PM 07:06 PM

2.6 0.3 2.8 0.5


8 06:36 AM 0.8 L Wed 11:30 AM 1.4 H 05:50 PM 0.4 L


06:30 AM 0.7 L THu 11:19 AM 1.4 H 05:34 PM 0.2 L




0.7 1.3 0.2 1.7


8 12:56 AM Wed 07:04 AM 01:31 PM 07:57 PM

2.4 0.4 2.8 0.6



1.7 0.9 1.3 0.4

0.7 1.3 0.3 1.5


9 12:45 AM THu 07:45 AM 12:15 PM 06:29 PM

8 04:33 AM Wed 09:56 AM 04:32 PM 11:25 PM

12:37 AM THu 06:47 AM 01:16 PM 07:42 PM

2.7 0.1 3.2 0.4


9 05:29 AM 0.8 L THu 10:37 AM 1.2 H 05:18 PM 0.3 L


05:28 AM 0.8 L 10:32 AM 1.3 H 05:12 PM 0.2 L

01:38 AM 08:53 AM 01:07 PM 07:15 PM

1.7 0.9 1.2 0.4



2.2 0.5 2.7 0.7




9 01:41 AM THu 07:49 AM 02:20 PM 08:52 PM

01:35 AM 07:46 AM 02:18 PM 08:49 PM

2.6 0.2 3.2 0.4



02:32 AM SAT 09:55 AM 02:04 PM 08:06 PM

1.8 0.9 1.2 0.4

2.1 0.6 2.6 0.8




02:32 AM 08:40 AM 03:13 PM 09:49 PM

02:40 AM SAT 08:52 AM 03:26 PM 09:59 PM

2.5 0.3 3.1 0.4



03:25 AM Sun 10:49 AM 03:06 PM 09:02 PM

2.1 0.6 2.6 0.7




03:29 AM SAT 09:35 AM 04:11 PM 10:45 PM

2.5 0.3 3.1 0.4



2.1 0.6 2.7 0.7




August 2012 Tides

ChesApeAke BAy Bridge Tunnel



05:19 AM Wed 10:27 AM 04:49 PM 11:25 PM


12:23 AM 07:43 AM 12:16 PM 06:28 PM

2.0 0.7 1.3 0.3


01:24 AM SAT 08:54 AM 01:19 PM 07:30 PM

2.0 0.7 1.3 0.3





02:29 AM Sun 09:58 AM 02:26 PM 08:39 PM

2.0 0.7 1.3 0.3


1.8 0.8 1.2 0.5



03:34 AM Mon 10:56 AM 03:34 PM 09:50 PM

2.0 0.6 1.3 0.4


04:15 AM Mon 11:34 AM 04:06 PM 09:59 PM

1.8 0.7 1.2 0.5



04:36 AM Tue 11:46 AM 04:38 PM 10:57 PM


05:00 AM Tue 12:14 PM 05:02 PM 10:55 PM

1.8 0.7 1.2 0.5




1.8 0.6 1.3 0.5




05:42 AM Wed 12:50 PM 05:52 PM 11:48 PM


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

High –3:47 +3:11 –0:06 –2:14

05:37 AM 12:05 PM 05:52 PM 11:53 PM


06:13 AM 1.7 H SAT 12:42 PM 0.4 L 06:41 PM 1.4 H

04:22 AM THu 09:36 AM 04:16 PM 11:12 PM Fri


12:21 AM 06:28 AM 11:24 AM 06:07 PM

1.5 0.9 1.2 0.3



12:17 AM SAT 06:37 AM 11:37 AM 06:13 PM

1.7 0.8 1.2 0.3



01:17 AM SAT 07:28 AM 12:19 PM 06:59 PM

1.6 0.9 1.1 0.3



01:22 AM Sun 07:46 AM 12:50 PM 07:16 PM

1.8 0.8 1.2 0.3




02:10 AM Sun 08:25 AM 01:19 PM 07:51 PM

1.6 0.8 1.1 0.3



02:25 AM Mon 08:50 AM 02:03 PM 08:19 PM

1.8 0.7 1.2 0.3


2.0 0.6 1.4 0.4



02:59 AM Mon 09:18 AM 02:20 PM 08:42 PM

1.6 0.8 1.1 0.3



03:22 AM Tue 09:47 AM 03:11 PM 09:19 PM

1.8 0.7 1.2 0.3


2.0 0.5 1.5 0.4



03:43 AM Tue 10:04 AM 03:18 PM 09:32 PM

1.7 0.7 1.2 0.4



04:14 AM Wed 10:35 AM 04:13 PM 10:16 PM

1.8 0.6 1.3 0.3



12:22 AM Tue 06:24 AM 12:17 PM 06:50 PM

0.6 2.3 0.4 2.9

06:20 AM 1.9 H THu 01:13 PM 0.5 L 06:32 PM 1.6 H


1.7 0.6 1.2 0.4



1.8 0.5 1.4 0.4



0.4 2.5 0.3 3.0

05:31 AM Wed 12:32 PM 05:37 PM 11:58 PM

31 Fri



Low –3:50 +3:30 –0:10 –1:58

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12:54 AM 07:04 AM 01:51 PM 07:23 PM H. Ht *1.18 *1.59 *0.82 *1.08

0.4 1.9 0.5 1.6 L. Ht *1.17 *1.59 *0.83 *1.08

L H L H Spring Range 1.5 1.9 1.1 1.4


04:23 AM Wed 10:47 AM 04:13 PM 10:20 PM

05:00 AM THu 11:18 AM 05:08 PM 11:10 PM

31 Fri


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

Low +1:40 –1:15 –3:13 –3:47


04:31 AM Sun 10:32 AM 05:09 PM 11:36 PM

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


05:55 AM 0.0 L Wed 12:21 PM 3.3 H 06:41 PM 0.3 L


03:54 AM Sun 10:01 AM 04:39 PM 11:06 PM

05:10 AM 2.5 H Mon 11:10 AM 0.3 L 05:47 PM 3.2 H 12:07 AM Tue 06:18 AM 12:14 PM 06:46 PM

0.3 2.7 0.2 3.2




01:00 AM Wed 07:15 AM 01:11 PM 07:38 PM

0.2 2.9 0.1 3.2




01:48 AM THu 08:04 AM 02:03 PM 08:25 PM

0.1 3.0 0.1 3.2



0.0 3.1 0.1 3.2


05:31 AM 2.2 H Mon 11:26 AM 0.5 L 06:02 PM 2.8 H

05:41 AM 1.7 H 11:58 AM 0.5 L 05:59 PM 1.5 H H. Ht *0.88 *1.12 *1.33 *1.37

05:07 AM Tue 11:31 AM 05:45 PM 11:46 PM



01:04 AM Wed 07:12 AM 01:04 PM 07:33 PM



diFFerenCes Onancock Creek Stingray Point Hooper Strait Light Lynnhaven Inlet

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

02:32 AM 08:49 AM 02:51 PM 09:07 PM

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

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

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Tidal Current Tables

Baltimore Harbor Approach (Off Sandy Point) Slack Water Maximum Current



0112 0814 1457 2023


0449 1128 1737 2323

+1.2 -1.1 +0.7 -0.8

0540 +1.1 1212 -1.1 1824 +0.8


0017 0628 1255 1910

-0.8 +1.1 -1.1 +0.9

0109 0716 1337 1956

-0.8 +1.0 -1.0 +0.9

0201 0803 1418 2041

-0.8 +0.8 -1.0 +0.9

Mon 0555 1144 1810

0253 0851 1500 2127

7 0051 Tue 0654 1225 1850 8




0308 0942 1615 2214 0404 1023 1653 2306

10 Fri


0142 0835 1436 2003

+0.9 -0.8 +0.3 -0.5

0234 0926 1530 2058

+0.9 -0.8 +0.4 -0.5

0428 SAT 1122 1554 2153 Sun

0520 1221 1658 2246


Mon 0608 1309 1759 2338


0031 Wed 0737 1427 1943

0411 1053 1700 2239

+1.0 -0.9 +0.5 -0.6

-0.8 +0.7 -0.9 +0.9


0122 THu 0817 1459 2029

0456 1131 1740 2326

+1.0 -1.0 +0.6 -0.7

0346 0940 1543 2214

-0.7 +0.6 -0.8 +0.9


0539 +1.0 1208 -1.0 1818 +0.7

0145 0757 1309 1932

0442 1033 1628 2304

-0.7 +0.5 -0.7 +0.9


0239 0905 1357 2016

0540 1130 1717 2355

-0.7 +0.4 -0.6 +0.9

0334 1015 1453 2103

0640 -0.7 1232 +0.3 1810 -0.6



+0.9 -0.7 +0.3 -0.5

+1.0 -0.9 +0.5 -0.6

Sun 0459 1104 1731 2359


0049 0740 1335 1906

0324 1011 1618 2150




Tue 0654 1351 1853



0213 0856 1529 2114

SAT 0304 0933 1558 2158


Sun 0356 1008 1628 2244


Mon 0449 1044 1659 2333

0011 0621 1243 1855 0057 0704 1318 1934 0144 0747 1354 2014

-0.7 +0.9 -0.9 +0.8 -0.8 +0.9 -0.9 +0.9 -0.8 +0.8 -0.9 +1.0

Chesapeake Bay Entrance

Slack Water Maximum Current


0545 1121 1734

0234 0832 1432 2058

-0.8 +0.7 -0.8 +1.0

0024 Wed 0645 1201 1814

0326 0922 1514 2146

-0.8 +0.6 -0.8 +1.1


0119 THu 0750 1246 1900

0423 1016 1602 2239

-0.8 +0.5 -0.7 +1.1


0217 0859 1339 1952

0524 1117 1657 2337

-0.8 +0.4 -0.7 +1.1

0318 1008 1444 2053

0627 -0.8 1223 +0.4 1801 -0.6




25 SAT


Sun 0419 1111 1557 2159


0040 0731 1331 1909

+1.0 -0.8 +0.4 -0.6

Slack Water Maximum Current


0233 0746 1438 2018

-1.5 +0.9 -1.6 +1.3


0321 0841 1529 2110

-1.5 +0.9 -1.6 +1.3


0040 Fri 0708 1239 1918

0404 0933 1616 2158

-1.6 +0.9 -1.6 +1.2


0122 SAT 0755 1330 2010

0445 1020 1702 2244

-1.5 +0.9 -1.5 +1.1

5 0202 Sun 0841 1420 2102

0527 1106 1752 2330

-1.4 +0.9 -1.3 +1.0


0239 Mon 0928 1509 2155

0610 -1.3 1155 +0.8 1848 -1.1


0019 0655 1246 1943

+0.8 -1.2 +0.8 -1.0

0109 0739 1337 2035

+0.6 -1.1 +0.7 -0.9

0158 0820 1428 2131

+0.5 -1.0 +0.6 -0.7

Wed 0531 1052 1737 2356 THu 0619 1147 1827

0143 0831 1435 2018

+1.0 -0.9 +0.5 -0.7

Tue 0315 1014 1600 2250

0613 1254 1818

0245 0926 1533 2122

+1.0 -0.9 +0.6 -0.7

Wed 0350 1104 1658 2350

0014 Wed 0704 1337 1919

0343 1016 1625 2222

+1.0 -1.0 +0.7 -0.8

THu 0428 1159 1804


0117 THu 0752 1417 2014

0437 1102 1713 2316

+1.0 -1.0 +0.8 -0.9


0052 Fri 0514 1254 1906

0249 0904 1529 2238

+0.4 -1.0 +0.5 -0.7


0528 +1.0 1145 -1.0 1759 +0.9


0350 0957 1645 2338

+0.3 -0.9 +0.5 -0.7


28 Tue

0517 1206 1711 2308



0216 0837 1456 2105

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



0154 SAT 0607 1349 2002

Slack Water Maximum Current


Slack Water Maximum Current

0455 +0.3 1055 -1.0 1739 +0.6


0249 Wed 0941 1542 2219

0633 -1.4 1218 +1.1 1914 -1.3

0023 0546 1148 1816

-0.8 +0.4 -1.1 +0.7


0041 0729 1313 2014

+0.8 -1.4 +1.0 -1.2

0102 0627 1235 1851

-0.9 +0.5 -1.2 +0.8


0428 1136 1756

0138 0826 1411 2117

+0.7 -1.3 +0.9 -1.2

0141 0706 1322 1927

-1.0 +0.5 -1.2 +0.9


0029 SAT 0536 1240 1905

0237 0927 1514 2227

+0.6 -1.3 +0.9 -1.1


0220 0748 1411 2007

-1.1 +0.6 -1.3 +1.0

0136 Sun 0647 1346 2009

0345 1037 1630 2334

+0.6 -1.3 +0.9 -1.2


0259 0832 1459 2050

-1.3 +0.7 -1.4 +1.1

0459 +0.6 1143 -1.4 1736 +1.0

0609 1124 1804

0239 Mon 0753 1449 2109


0014 SAT 0646 1213 1849

0337 0916 1544 2132

-1.4 +0.9 -1.5 +1.1

0032 0558 1242 1828

-1.3 +0.7 -1.4 +1.0



0051 0726 1304 1938

0415 0958 1629 2214

-1.5 +1.0 -1.5 +1.1

0125 0646 1337 1915

-1.3 +0.8 -1.5 +1.1


0129 0808 1355 2029

0455 1041 1718 2258

-1.5 +1.0 -1.5 +1.0


0215 0734 1430 2004

-1.4 +0.9 -1.5 +1.1


0209 0852 1447 2122

0540 1126 1813 2347

-1.5 +1.1 -1.4 +0.9

0300 0822 1518 2052

-1.4 +0.9 -1.5 +1.1


0252 0701 1440 2055


Mon 0342 0755 1526 2142

14 Tue



0423 0849 1607 2223 0459 0943 1644 2301


THu 0532 1035 1723 2338

17 Fri







0334 1035 1645 2321

Tue 0338 0857 1548 2203 Wed 0429 0956 1640 2251 THu 0513 1049 1729 2333

31 Fri

0557 1138 1817

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

Current Differences and Speed Ratios Secondary Stations Baltimore Harbor Approach

Time Differences

Min. before Flood


Min. before Ebb

Speed Ratios Ebb



Secondary Stations Chesapeake Bay Entrance

Time Differences

Min. before Flood


Min. before Ebb

Speed Ratios Ebb



Cove Point, 3.9 n.mi. East







Chesapeake Beach, 1.5 miles North







Sharp Island Lt., 3.4 n.mi. West







Chesapeake Channel, (bridge tunnel) +0:05






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







Stingray Point, 12.5 miles East







Pooles Island, 4 miles Southwest







Smith Point Light, 6.7 n.mi. East







Turkey Point, 1.2 n.mi. Southwest







Point No Point, 4.3 n.mi. East







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August 2012 Currents

0211 THu 0859 1537 2120

Slack Water Maximum Current

Cool Sailing Spots

Rock Hall Gears Up for Pirates Again by Steve Allan


ow in its fifth year, Pirates and Wenches Fantasy Weekend returns to Rock Hall, MD, August 10-12. This event has spread like scurvy and attracts thousands of men, women, and children dressed (and acting) as pirates for three days of good-natured but spirited fun, frolic, pillage, and plunder. Pirates and Wenches Weekend has opened a treasure chest of good tidings for Rock Hall—that small but spunky little port just above the Bay Bridge on the Eastern Shore populated with more boat slips than people. Mark and Suzanne Einstein, event chairs and instigators, promise that the 2012 edition will be better than ever. If last year was any indication, they’ve promised a real treat.

It All Started When… The idea for a pirate festival came out of the town’s wildly successful tricentennial celebration in 2007, when someone at a Halloween party that year asked what they might do next year on the second weekend in August? That the town didn’t have anything real to rally around didn’t get in the way of making something up. Creative juices started to flow, and pretty soon Mark was having dreams about an armada of small ships in the harbor and storming the beach. But the ships in his dreams were dinghies—dinghies

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of plastic and okoume and aluminum and hypalon decorated and disguised as pirate ships manned by costumed pirates. From there, he and Suzanne say, it all just sort of took on a life of its own. It didn’t take much to get the town on board. Then mayor Jacobs appointed committee chairs, and with Mark and Suzanne steering the ship, things fell into place. Mayor Bob Willis has taken it further down the field, and it’s hard to find a transient slip even months in advance.

You Won’t Find This Anywhere But Here

I’m about the last person in the world enamored of themed events, especially contrived ones. But if the whole concept of Pirates and Wenches is an elaborate ruse, Rock Hall’s commitment to building community through tourism is real. While Pirates and Wenches Weekend is a genuine town-wide event, it can’t rest on its laurels with competition from other town-sponsored funfests like Fourth of July Cow Plop Bingo or the recent Purty Man Whoa Contest. This is a town that knows how to party. My trusty scurvy daughter Annie and I made the passage across to Rock Hall last year, sneaking into Osprey Point Landing at dusk. Having no prior knowledge about the scale and scope of Pirates and Wenches weekend, we were soon humbled to discover that not only were our costumes lame, but our dinghy was seriously under-decorated and outgunned. None other than Captain Mark himself rescued us by offering a friendly tow to the staging area for the Race to the Beach so we wouldn’t have to strike our colors in defeat.

The race to the beach was the highlight of the weekend. Participating dinghies registered at the Harbor Shack restaurant, and while serenaded by bands and revelers, gathered for the spectacle that is the Parade of Small Ships around Rock Hall harbor. While waiting for the logistics to get sorted out on land, dozens of antsy dinghy crews skirmished with supersoakers and water hoses, some of which were powered by 12-volt pumps. We got good and wet, but we had a whole lot of fun, even though we wouldn’t get to see half of the land-based activities. Everybody seemed to be having a blast. Clearly, the town has struck gold with this.

The Legend of Graybeard

Mark’s dreams of small ships needed a good story, and Graybeard came about not so much because of some legendary long lost historical figure, but more because it seemed that a lot of men around Rock Hall have gray beards. Play-

ing fast and loose with history and fantasy, and blessed with a clever eye for the absurd, Einstein has skillfully woven such a tall tale around Rock Hall’s pirate past that some in the media who ought to know better have questioned whether or not it is real. Each year he adds new parts to the plot, and new characters are introduced, such as Pearl, Jay Hawkins, Queen Anne, and Smilin’ Jack, all of whom have tongue and cheek references to local people and places. It is such a good read that one might half expect to see a theater version some day.

What’s New for 2012

With a nod to the actual War of 1812 bicentennial, Einstein “discovered” the 1712 War that Never Was, a rich account of a scorned Queen Anne and her need to impress, along with a crew full of new characters and twisting subplots. And for sailors, it is important to mention that the harbor has been dredged to eight feet MLW. No fooling. Come on in, drop anchor, and join the fun! Click to for information and the complete saga of Graybeard.

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Cool Sailing Spots

Hittin’ the Beach — Colonial Beach


here’s one thing you should know about going into Colonial Beach by boat—timing is everything. If it is even a little off, you will have the opportunity to sharpen your boat handling skills under current conditions. I speak from experience. But once inside the narrow entrance to Monroe Creek from the Potomac River, where the current can flow several knots when it is not slack tide, you will be rewarded with a delightful, historic beach town with beautiful Victorian architecture, wonderful restaurants, sandy beaches, a quaint boardwalk and municipal pier— even a gambling pier extending over the Potomac River—sans the crowds and glitz of the Jersey Shore. It is also a good place to get fuel and reprovision. A perfect destination for our summer cruise. Located roughly 98 nautical miles from Annapolis, 109 nautical miles from Rock Hall, MD, and 63 nautical miles from Washington, DC, this town of about 3500 residents, which was incorporated in 1892, celebrates its 120th anniversary this year. We planned to arrive mid-week and rent a car to visit George Washington’s birthplace, Stratford Hall (birthplace of Confederate General Robert E. Lee), and the James Monroe Birthplace (home site of the fifth president of the United States). Then we would take in the sights of the town proper, which extends four square miles across a peninsula bordered by the Potomac River on one side and Monroe Creek on the other. Inclement weather delayed our arrival until Saturday afternoon. With no rental car to be had (the Enterprise rental office in nearby King George, VA, isn’t open weekends), we visited the sights we could see on foot or by trolley.

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One of the 20 trolley stops was conveniently located in front of the Dockside Restaurant at the Colonial Beach Yacht Center, just steps from our slip. For 25 cents apiece, the trolley transported us across town to the Food Lion and the drugstore, while providing a sightseeing tour along the way. Among Colonial Beach’s many claims to fame are the second largest beach in the state and a bed and breakfast listed on the National Register of Historic Places—the Bell House, built in 1883, once the summer home of Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone. After our shopping trip, we went back into town to walk out the municipal pier, stroll along the boardwalk, and step into the Riverboat on the Potomac, where we were greeted by a “Welcome to Maryland” sign inside the door. We learned that off-track betting is legal here because the structure is built over the Potomac River (owned by Maryland), and thus not subject to Virginia’s gambling laws. Next we stopped in at the Museum at Colonial Beach, which chronicles the town’s history, including vivid accounts of the Oyster Wars—battles over seafood harvesting rights that went on for almost 100 years. We learned that Monroe Bay was named for Andrew Monroe, greatgrandfather of James Monroe; Abraham Lincoln’s assassin, John Wilkes Booth, was captured and killed not far from here; Colonial Beach was inhabited by Confederate spies during the Civil War; in 1873 the Steamboat Wawaset caught fire and sank a few miles upriver; and a 1985 flood unearthed bodies of men who apparently had been forced to work on a 17th-century fishing boat and then were murdered, placed in crates, and buried in shallow graves on Gum Bar Point. Sunday night, we enjoyed a spectacular seafood dinner at the Dockside Restaurant before departing for Solomons Monday morning. Motoring out to the Potomac, we turned the VHF to Channels 14 and 16 for information on any firing exercises being conducted off Colonial Beach by the Naval Surface Weapons Center in Dahlgren. We had seen the spotting tow-

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ers around town and had read that they conduct exercises weekdays, but saw no orange range patrol boats flying red flags, heard no sirens indicating we should come alongside for instructions, and heard no ordnance going off. The range, apparently, was inactive that day. As we sailed east, we thought of all the things we still wanted to see and do in Colonial Beach. We will return, we pledged. You can bet on it.


Colonial Beach zzThe Museum at Colonial Beach, 128 Hawthorn St. (804) 2243379. Open noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays April through December. Free. zzGeorge Washington’s Birthplace National Monument, 1732 Popes Creek Road, Colonial Beach. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. year-round. (804) 224-1732 zzJames Monroe’s Birthplace, 4460 James Monroe Highway, Colonial Beach. (804) 214-9145. Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Memorial Day to Labor Day. Free. zzStratford Hall, birthplace of Robert E. Lee, 483 Great House Road, Stratford, VA. (804) 4938038 or (804) 493-8371. Open daily 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. zzIngleside Vineyards, Leedstown Road, Washington, VA. (804) 224-8687. Open daily except for major holidays. zzWest Moreland State Park, Washington, VA. (804) 4938821. zzWestmoreland Berry Farm & Orchard, 1235 Berry Farm Lane, Colonial Beach. (804) 224-9171 zzVoorhees Nature Preserve, adjacent to Westmoreland Berry Farm. (434) 295-6106 For more information, visit

Poking Around the Bay

A Soft-Bottomed Wonder S

by Eva Hill

ome years ago, my husband Rick and I were giving advice to prospective purchasers of a J/44 that would be sailed in the Chesapeake. Great boat, I thought, but where would they take it? With eight feet of draft, the owners would be locked out of many of the wonderful anchorages of the Bay and would be reduced to day-sailing in the shipping channel. Exaggeration aside, unless you are a dedicated racer, sailing a boat with such a deep keel renders the Chesapeake just another body of water and not the thin-water and (thankfully) soft-bottomed wonder that it is. Whether by design or happenstance, none of the four boats I’ve owned has ever drawn more than four feet, 11 inches. This relatively shallow draft—together with some experience, a little willingness to push limits, good chart books and cruising guides, an ear for local knowledge, the occasional white knuckles, and unlimited towing coverage—has opened up the glories of the Bay to me and Rick. Although in 18 years of sailing our own boats, we’ve never had enough time to take more than a single cruise as long as a week, years of weekends have allowed us to visit dozens of charming destinations in the middle Bay. On any given Saturday night from late spring through early autumn, chances are we’ll be tucked happily into a snug spot up a creek. A few weeks ago, we tiptoed nervously into Tilghman Creek off the Miles River. We’d only been sailing our new-to-us Sabre 402 since last September and hadn’t yet confirmed whether there was any offset programmed into the depth-finder. As well, this is our first boat with a wing-keel as opposed to much shallower keel-centerboard versions, so we were nervous about sticking it into the mud. Past experiences here have taught us that the narrow and shallow entrance is prone to shoaling near the channel markers, especially after major storms, so our hesitation was warranted. Follow us!

Did we need to hug the marks? Or did we need to swing wide? Rick slowed the engine to just over idle speed, and we crawled in, watching as the depth showed as little as five feet (theoretically giving us a mere inch of clearance and giving the crabs on the bottom a free massage). Finally, we were home free in the relatively deep and welcoming creek. We dropped anchor, rafted with friends, and found respite from holiday weekend madness. A forbidding entrance can be a formula for seclusion. Another crew in the creek was not so fortunate; their boat had dragged anchor and was hard aground close to shore. The crew were working hard to pull the boat, with its full keel, off. Having been caught ourselves in this creek a few years ago at nightfall—with a transmission that failed just as we were trying to set the anchor, a windlass that failed moments later, and a tropical storm forecast to pass through overnight—we knew well that seclusion comes with a price. In our case, a good Samaritan towed us to safe harbor long before a tow boat would have been able to do so. In this case, we would return the favor. The guys dropped a dinghy into the water and helped free the stranded boat by heeling her over (with a halyard from the top of the mast) far enough to get her off the bottom. Tilghman Creek is one of many wonderfully remote (or remote-feeling) gunkholes where we’ve hidden from the world. The skinny entrance to Little Queenstown Creek (off the Chester River), and the entrance bar at Luce Creek (off the Severn River) keep away many visitors with less resolve, or greater draft, than us. The dogleg entrances to Mill Creek (Whitehall Bay) and Crab Creek (South River) require more than a little faith in the accuracy of the channel marks. Many times, we feel grateful to have gotten in the creeks without incident, and we carefully re-trace the tracks left on our chart plotter to find our way back out. Admittedly, sometimes we’ve chickened out. There are few things

##The sun sets on another glorious Bay day. Eva Hill says, “If you haven’t picked up on it, I like sunsets.”

in life that make my stomach sink like the feeling that we’re going over speed bumps on the bottom. A few attempts at backing and filling, and I’m ready to give up. For that reason, for example, we’ve never made it into San Domingo Creek (Choptank River), the reputed back door to St. Michaels. I’ve heard good things about this creek and know people who have enjoyed it, but an attempt to get in was thwarted repeatedly as we kept hitting bottom while slavishly honoring the marks. Without local knowledge, we weren’t going to push it any further. Luckily, the soft bottom was forgiving, and we survived to sail on to another creek. My favorite part of sailing typically begins after the anchor drops. While being somewhere in the midst of one of the most populous and congested metropolitan areas of the United States, and oftentimes just a few hundred yards from a busy roadway, it feels as if I’m surrounded only by nature, with the pre-historic squawks of great blue herons winging past while I sip my rum drink. I need only trace my fingers over the curves, creeks, coves, and indentations of the Bay on a chart to get myself away from it all. SpinSheet August 2012 43

Eye On The Bay

##Photo by Robbie Fooks

SpinSheet Cover Contest 2012


oatloads of sailors sent us their entries for the Summer Cover Contest, for which we asked readers to send three summery sailing images of life on or along the Chesapeake. Our graphic design team evaluated the entries and chose the winning photo, taken by Mary Lees Gunther and featured on the cover of the issue in your hands. Here are some other memorable shots we received. Thank you to all photographers who participated. We love to see how the Bay looks through your eyes, and not “winning” doesn’t mean you have not made important contributions to SpinSheet. We always need quality reader photos to grace our pages… now we have a bunch! You may find your photo in the magazine in an upcoming issue. ~MW

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Taking Care of Business by Gail Salzman


##Captain Bill’s Blue Hole, Andros Island, Bahamas. Caves are eaten out of the limestone.

##An old lighthouse in Andros Town, Bahamas.

##Androsia Batik Works Factory.

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ust because you are on a boat, don’t think you can’t “take care of business.” My husband and I left the Upper Chesapeake on December 6, 2011; as I write, it is May 3, 2012, and we are in south Florida ready to return north. We thought we were going on our 37-foot Island Packet down to Florida and then, after a visit with two of our children and four grandchildren in Florida, going across to the Bahamas for a sail down the Abacos. Well, things worked out differently. Stuff came up and other stuff went down. Shortly after we left homeport, the tenant of our rental house let us know he had been let go and was going with his family to Malaysia. Craig’s List is a wonderful thing. By e-mail and a few telephone calls, we got the home rented with the generous help of my daughter and son-in-law who live nearby and who showed the house after we set up a schedule. Done. Then we had maintenance issues, some of which were solved by boaters we had only just met. In Elizabeth City, NC, such a boater volunteered to fix our windlass with a relay and a fuse he gave us. Amazing, unsolicited, and talented help. Other problems we solved with professional help, as when our radar quit in dense fog as we were going under a bridge. As it turns out, mud wasps had entered the radar housing and built their mud nests up until the spinner was blocked. A technician cheerfully came out on a partially rainy day to fix the radar and speed us on our way. Once in Florida, we had some wonderful family celebrations. Time

moved on, and as we were looking to push off to the Bahamas, more maintenance was needed—lots of it. South Florida is a great place to get stuff repaired. Skilled, professional riggers, fabricators, marine engine mechanics, and electricians: we met them all. When a boat, even an excellent boat like ours, is 15 years old, stuff happens. Lifelines and traveler sheets need replacements, an oil pressure switch is needed, surprisingly to get the regulator to run the alternator. The head needs fixing, impeller blades break off … you get the point. We ran out of time for the Gulf Stream crossing and instead, we decided to fly to Andros Island, Bahamas, where we spent five glorious days. We visited the Androsia Batik Factory and the welcoming, accomplished workers there and saw the old Lighthouse near the Lighthouse YC and Marina where we stayed before we went to Small Hope Bay Lodge, where we enjoyed their hospitality and snorkeled from their dive boat. We drove to a huge blue hole and visited a Mennonite Farm that raised chickens and fixed autos. We came back to Florida and were ready to return north when more unexpected maintenance was needed. We had waved our goodbyes at the marina in West Palm but then immediately returned when our engine was having a problem. That’s okay. We were glad to be back, that is, glad not to leave. More great visits with family and more repairs from folks with interesting life stories. After one visit to a dentist, we did leave the next day for our first stop north… We look forward to the surprises that unfold every day.

About the Author: As of July 10, Gail and her husband Sheldon are one stop away from their homeport at Bohemia Vista Marina in Chesapeake City, MD. The engine of their 37-foot Island Packet Seas the Day needed to be serviced, so they temporarily left the boat in Rock Hall, MD, for a week and rented a car to go to their home near Philadelphia.

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Time for Reflection While Cruising Seeing Things Through a New Lens by Lisa Borre


n a recent cruise through Greece, we had a surprise visitor alongside our boat. It was shortly after dark in the small harbor of Loutra on the island of Kithnos, the westernmost of the Cyclades. We watched and listened as a sea creature surfaced numerous times in the bay, each time with a puff of exhaled air, only to reappear a few minutes later in another spot. All we could make out was a smooth dark back, but I couldn’t understand why it didn’t have a dorsal fin. It finally surfaced close enough to the Gyatso so we could get a good look. My husband David and I couldn’t believe our eyes. It wasn’t a dolphin feeding in the warm waters of the bay as we had expected, but an endangered Mediterranean monk seal. Its adorable round eyes and whiskers revealed its true identity.

After our mysterious visitor disappeared on the other side of the breakwater, we lingered in the cockpit, marveling at the beauty of the rocky coastal setting and feeling grateful for having seen such a rare marine mammal. Eventually, I went below and followed what has become a customary routine while cruising. I entered the sighting in our logbook and jotted a few notes in my journal before turning in for the night. The next day, using my USB data modem, I posted a short article to our blog, something I’ve done hundreds of times. I’ve always kept travel journals, so when I started cruising with David on the Chesapeake Bay in 1997, it felt natural to keep a sailing journal. I began by filling in the comment section of our cruising log with notations about wildlife sightings, tasty meals aboard and ashore, beautiful sunsets, and mishaps while underway. As far as I’m concerned, finding a good lobster roll in New England is all part of the cruising experience and deserves its own place in our ship’s log. As my cruising experience grew, so did my inspiration to write. I’ll never forget the first time I saw an ocean sunfish off New York harbor as we sailed under double-reefed main toward Sandy Hook to find shelter from the rapidly building seas. Because of its size, I thought it was a whale at first, but it didn’t look like any whale I’d ever seen in real life or photos. I signed up for a whale-watching trip out

##Part of me writes things down out of fear of forgetting precious moments.

of Montauk, Long Island, a few days later and described the sighting to the marine biologist onboard. To my amazement, he was able to point out another during the half-day outing. These details and more are noted in log entries for a cruise we took to Block Island in 2000. Eventually logbook notations spilled over into a separate journal, and in 2004, I began posting accounts of our cruising adventures on the Internet, starting with a cruise from the Chesapeake Bay to the Great Lakes. I continued when we moved aboard Gyatso and embarked on an extended cruise in 2005. What started as a way to keep family and a few close friends updated on our whereabouts grew into something more. We posted updates to Gyatso’s website

##There’s nothing like travel, especially by boat, to inspire a writer.

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Bluewater Dreaming continued... regularly during our cruise. Even while crossing the Atlantic in 2007, I sent 29 daily log entries via a data modem connected to our satellite phone to the World Cruising Club’s website. My reports from Gyatso were the first and most frequent the organizers received from the 23-boat fleet. When I didn’t send an update, my sister would send a gentle reminder to our “at sea” e-mail account. Sometimes she would add, “Have you checked the weather? Another frontal system is headed your way!” While underway, I also wrote articles for the Seven Seas Cruising Association commodore’s bulletin and the Ocean Cruising Club’s journal, The Flying Fish. I enjoyed the challenge of polishing my writing for publication. The reward: it polished my thinking, too. There’s nothing like travel, especially by boat, to inspire a writer. Part of me writes things down out of fear of forgetting precious moments, such as the ocean sunfish sighting or the night an endangered monk seal paid a visit to our boat in Greece.

Another part of me writes to reflect on the cruising experience. Keeping a journal and blogging are ways I process the experience in real time. My Atlantic crossing experience was richer because of it. Connecting with others is certainly an added bonus, but what has been the most pleasant surprise, is that writing while cruising has helped me learn more about myself. It’s like seeing things through a new lens. When we returned to Gyatso for a short cruise this spring, I realized that simply being in nature, surrounded by water and

away from the distractions of my landbased life allows me the freedom to tap into my creative side. Before cruising fulltime, this had been suppressed by the more technical and scientific nature of my environmental work. Writing while underway helped me re-discover that my right brain still exists and is very much a part of who I am. Perhaps I should thank our nighttime visitor in Loutra for this important insight. It was like a message from Mother Nature herself.

About the Author: Annapolis sailor Lisa Borre cruised full-time for five years with her husband aboard their Tayana 37 cutter Gyatso, visiting the Caribbean, Mediterranean, and Black Seas. The couple now cruises part-time in the Med and recently published a cruising guide called The Black Sea.

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Postcard from Puerto Rico

by Sebastian Watt


designed to drown out the noise of a ime to leave the Domincan Re“failed,” but I thought better of correcting shuttle launch. public and after the petty larceny his English, as this didn’t seem the right From Porto Real, we decided it was and irritations of dealing with moment (those who know me will realize time to become legal and clear, which minor officials with their hands constant- what a truly huge effort of restraint that involved a taxi ride to Mayaguez for a ly out, it was a relief to see the Samana took). In an instant, we had gone from a visit to Customs and Immigration—not hills fade over the horizon as Shalamar magnificent sail across a bounding main strictly de rigueur since Homeland Secupointed her bow toward Puerto Rico. to wallowing in an unspeakable swell rity insists, quite rightly, you should clear There is something almost spiritual and escorting our disabled friend at a top in before going ashore and being given about embarking on a passage as dusk speed of about two knots. a tour of the neighbourhood bars by a falls and the last light fades over the Being experienced sailors with thouprime candidate for membership of AA. west; a delight unmatched by any other sands of miles under our barnacled keels, The other thing they rightly insist form of travel. The boat begins to move it only took two hours before we worked upon is all members of the crew having to the scend of the sea, and familiar out that now would be a good time to ship a valid passport, not noises of lines creak“The skipper of the yacht we were sailing in company one that expired several ing in their blocks and water chuckling under the with, Boomerang, radioed at 11 p.m. saying his steering months and as in my case, several countries forefoot make themselves had ‘gone.’ Where it had gone I’ve no idea.” ago. Thankfully, it was heard as the boat leans a quiet day, and after the handcuffs had into her task. There is simply nothing the emergency tiller. The relief of getting been put away, we were all allowed to else like it. Boomerang to finally steer a straight course return to the boat and passage planning Expectation is heightened with the was tempered by the sudden and very for the last leg of the journey to take us to knowledge that our journey’s end is in unexpected desire to feed the fishes; mal Vieques. Helped, of course, by our newsight. Just the Mona Passage to cross de mer—or, more accurately given my found friend and his intimate knowledge and the south coast of Puerto Rico to annoyance at having been sick at sea for of local drinking establishments. navigate—piece of cake. Err, no. the first time since the last millennia—mal The Mona Passage has a well-deserved de merde. reputation as a nasty piece of water with Dawn showed a faint blur of land to a malevolence all its own; the result encourage us; the faint blur remained of two oceans meeting over a shoaling exactly that for what seemed like several bottom and with the pent-up release lifetimes, but eventually, and just before of evening thunderstorms blowing over the last of the beer was drunk, we made from the Puerto Rican mainland to add harbour at Boqueron. further uncertainty to the voyage. Puerto Rico welcomed us with an We had allowed two nights and a day unusual gaity. Upon landing at the to make the crossing and initially, this town beach, we were approached by a looked generous. The wind gods were local who clearly believed we needed smiling fondly on us, and the sea was a tour guide. To be fair, he did have frolicking with unusual playfulness. Of an impassioned, unpredictable qualcourse, we should have known better that ity not normally found in official tour Neptune likes to toy with those humans guides, but then, usually, they haven’t foolish enough to take small boats across been drinking all day; more’s the pity. his watery wastes. This time though The thought of lairy, unkempt dipsos it was not so much weather related as shouting and slurring their way around mechanical. the Capitol in Washington, DC, before The skipper of the yacht we were hugging their visitors and asking for the About the Author: Since December sailing in company with, Boomerang, bus fare home is most appealing. 2011, “adopted” Baltimore sailor radioed at 11 p.m. on the second night A night at anchor convinced us that Sebastian Watt has written about his saying his steering had “gone.” Where a move to the marina in the neighbourlong journey from the Maryland YC it had gone I’ve no idea. It was unlikely ing bay at Porto Real would be essential to Vieques, Puerto Rico, where he it had gone to the cinema or the disco if we wanted a quiet night’s sleep. There has launched a charter business on since there were none within walkis only so much Latin music a man can his 45-foot Rhodes custom Shalamar. ing distance. I suspect he meant it had take, especially at a decibel level that is



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The Long Road South by Cindy Wallach


ummer is supposed to be a time to unwind, relax, and take it slow. Life should be lazy days at the pool, casual weekend sailing, and lots of sundowners in the cockpit. Here’s what summer has looked like so far for the Reshetiloff family: sell or give away all their furniture, get rid of all the “stuff” in their three-bedroom home, completely rip out and re-build the galley on their sailboat, install new batteries, replace all of the interior lighting, add new electronics, re-build the onboard plumbing, send the kids to sailing camp every day, keep up with their son’s Opti racing schedule, rent out the house, start a new career, work race committee on the weekends, and then plan for full-time homeschooling and cruising in just a few months. Phew. Ted and Claudia Reshetiloff are true blue Chesapeake Bay sailors. Ted grew up on the Bay, and his parents were avid weekend cruisers. As a boy, he raced on the West River and then in eighth grade, his parents took him out of school for a year to go cruising down the East Coast and on to the Dry Tortugas. “He’s always talking about how great that year was and how he wants to give that same experience to our kids,” says Claudia. When she met Ted, he had a 28-foot Columbia that they used for weekending around the Bay. As their relationship grew, so did their boat size on up to a 38-foot Ericson. “Ted tried to turn the Ericson into a racing boat thinking I wouldn’t notice,” Claudia chuckles. Then a few years back, they decided to act on Ted’s longtime dream, and they went looking for “the one.” They wanted something seaworthy enough for offshore passages, easy to sail, and roomy enough to grow with the kids.

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“We found the boat on the hard up in Rhode Island back in 2009. It looked like somebody sailed it for one weekend, partied really hard all weekend, and then just walked off the boat. There were booze bottles everywhere; we pulled seven dock carts full of trash off the boat the first day.” But underneath the party trash was a sound vessel. Now they call the 43-foot Wauquiez ketch home sweet home. Ted’s been burning the midnight oil working on the boat after long days at the office as a financial analyst. His enthusiasm shows in his eagerness to share the boat projects with anyone who will listen, but the long days take their toll. “This is the tricky part. We’ve given up a lot of what we used to do in our spare time, like camping and other family outings, to get the boat work done,” says Ted. “And after a long day at work, it’s hard to shift focus and pick up on a boat project. But I am an organizer, and I like to keep lots of lists and spreadsheets and check things off. Now that it’s all finally come together, all that sacrifice has paid off.” The galley was the final major project to check off the list before the family felt like the boat was ready to live on full time. New counters in and everything running, they pulled into their liveaboard slip in Back Creek in Annapolis at the start of July, right on schedule. “For the kids, it was kind of anti-climactic actually. We were all so tired and just crashed on the boat and woke up the next morning and said, ‘Hey I guess we’re living here now.’” Surrounded by other boaters and liveaboards and cruisers past and future at a marina, making the transition seems normal, but friends and family shoreside have raised a few eyebrows. “I think at first everyone was like, yeah, sure, we’ll believe it when we see it,” Ted remembers. “But now we’re doing it. Of course, lots of people think we’re nuts to give up a house and cram a family of four into a sailboat, but our family understands. My parents were the ones who started this so many years ago, so they’re very supportive of what we’re doing.” With one whole month under their belts and an unknown adventure ahead of them, Claudia says the lesson she’s learned is to go with the flow. “For example, we spent that first night on the boat back in July, and we woke up the next morning and realized we had no forks and knives. So we got some. Then a couple of days later, the head broke. So we know to expect the unexpected.” It seems like they have the right attitude and the right boat, all they need now is to point it in the right direction and go.

Charter Notes

by Carl Reitz

Banana Wind in Conch Republic


hen my aunt and uncle moved to Marathon in the Florida Keys in 1949, it was a remote—make that desolate—rustic fishing village with a population of 1500. Today, it is bustling with more than 10,000 full-time residents and way more at the height of tourist season. Ever since my mother and my aunt flew to the Dry Tortugas by seaplane in the 1980s, a visit there has been on my bucket list. A decade ago, we had our own sailboat, Windrose, at my aunt’s house in Marathon for nearly two months but never got around to the 100+ mile trip to the Dry Tortugas. Following a plan we hatched at the October U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis, this spring, my wife Sue and I chartered a Hunter 460, Banana Wind, in Key West and sailed to the Dry Tortugas.

It amazed us that you can visit chains of uninhabited Caribbean-like islands with crystal-clear warm water while remaining in the United States. The 70-mile passage from Key West to the Dry Tortugas is along the “30-minute highway,” a rhumb line along latitude N24° 30’ through the Gulf of Mexico. The passage to the Dry Tortugas is the same distance as a crossing from Florida to the Bahamas, but doesn’t require a passport or a Customs and Immigration Service decal. The destination is as unspoiled as any island in the Bahamas. The Dry Tortugas have a rich history dating back to Ponce de Leon. In 1992, they became a National Park. Two large brick structures are prominent in the history of the area. Its 15 million bricks qualify Fort Jefferson on Garden Key as one of the most massive brick structures in the world. The brick lighthouse that was constructed in 1858 on Loggerhead Key is still in operation. It’s now

##Its 15 million bric ks qualify For t Jef ferson on Garden Key as one of the most massive bric k structures in the world.

unmanned and powered by solar panels rather than having a resident lightkeeper refueling the light with kerosene as they did in the nineteenth century. The history of the Dry Tortugas and especially Fort Jefferson is in itself worthy of a long discussion, but hey, we’re sailors and want to know about the waters. Seven Keys make up the Dry Tortugas. There used to be more, but like High Island on the Rhode River or Grog

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Charter Notes Island in Fleet’s Bay, a few of the former anything manmade. The sound came from chance to enjoy several snorkeling areas. Dry Tortugas are now under water. thousands upon thousands of sooty terns. A pair of Park Service mooring balls gives Garden Key is the key with historic They nest on Bush Key until they are access to the Loggerhead Key Lighthouse ready to migrate to Africa. The tour guide Fort Jefferson. Park Service regulations and Reef. We gawked at the colorful reef permit you to take fish and coral for“It amazed us that you can visit chains of uninhabited mations of the reef. your boat anywhere she’ll float, but Another favorite is the Caribbean-like islands with crystal-clear warm to only anchor in “brick wreck,” which water while remaining in the United States.” sandy spots within is located in five feet we followed through Fort Jefferson told us of water within a mile of Garden Key and one mile of Garden Key. Our first night on the hook it the terns truly go to sleep on the wing as accessible by boat. sounded like a runaway wind generathey do their trans-Atlantic flight. We dinghied out and anchored (in sand) tor was upwind of us. No, it was not Relatively calm weather gave us a near the wreck. The first thing we saw when we slid out of the dinghy was a brick. Dates on the bricks let historians determine that ##Like virtually every visitor to the the wreck occurred sometime between 1857 Conch Republic, we stopped in Ernest Hemingway’s favorite and 1861. A Park Ranger told us how to spot, Joe Russell’s Sloppy Joes, find it. We looked for the five-foot diameter to hear the music and have a cold one, and then caught Mallory propeller while tracking a line between a Square’s sunset carnival. red daymark and an orange boundary buoy. In the past 100 years, the wreck has started a coral reef. On our first pass, we dinghied right past the wreck, thinking the propeller was just another coral head. Once we found it, we were thrilled to snorkel to the bottom and trace the old structure of the wreck of a substantial ship.

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We met a few other sailors in the Garden Key anchorage. Bob and Sandy on Sapphire arrived after a passage directly from Mexico. Our coming from Key West doesn’t sound like so much of a passage compared to Mexico. We knew the holding in Garden Key’s coarse sand was good. Bob and Sandy underscored how good when they told us they had once weathered a 12-day, 50-knot blow with only moderate ground tackle. After four days in the Dry Tortugas, we headed back toward Key West. Since we had three days to return, we beat back much of the way, motoring to get in and out of anchorages. The first set of islands east of the Dry Tortugas are the Marquesas Keys. After a 45-mile sail, we found this ring of mangrove covered islands to be a good place for an overnight anchorage. The harbor inside of the Marquesas keys is shallow, four feet at the deepest, and spans about three miles. The few miles from the 30-minute highway to the Marquesas were spectacular. The crystal clear water with the sun at the stern gave an underwater glimpse of large turtles and rays, just like visiting an aquarium. Boca Grande, yet another uninhabited Key, wound out our anchorages. We looked out on a sandy beach backed by a mangrove thicket and one prominent coconut palm. A pretty sight indeed. In the other direction, we saw the low-lying Marquesas. With only19 miles to reach Key West, we stayed on the hook until noon. After a brunch of French toast, Sue took a swim. With a new moon, the current exceeded four knots. Sue had to pull herself back to the boat with a line. She enjoyed the swim, but would have vanished toward Cuba if not for the safety line. Banana Wind had a lot of gadgets, some of which were new to us. A roller-furling main was one. Toward the end of the trip, we deployed and retracted it more smoothly than that first day. Well, even old salts need to learn to use new nautical gear. Frank Papy wrote his commonly used Cruising Guide to the Florida Keys back in the day when few boats had refrigeration; when alcohol stoves and ice boxes ruled the galleys. Our modern boats are quite a contrast. Oh, the convenience of modern gadgets! After we returned the boat, like virtually every visitor to the Conch Republic, we Follow us!

stopped in Ernest Hemingway’s favorite spot, Joe Russell’s Sloppy Joes, to hear the music and have a cold one, and then caught Mallory Square’s sunset carnival. Our trip to the historic, pristine waters of the Dry Tortugas was great. A week without cell phone or Wi-Fi got us away from it all. We heartily recommend it to those who want to get off the grid for a while. For a long-term place to homeport your boat, we still recommend the Chesapeake Bay.

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had hoped it would happen. And it only took five years. Two of our clubs stepped up to the plate (so to speak) and responded to my shameless begging for some kind of food or liquid treat. Thank you, Joe Rutolo of the Blue Marsh SA for sending me this mouth-watering picture of bon bons (right). And thank you, Ilene Lipsitz of the World Cruising Club for stopping by our offices with some yummy bread and cookies for the SpinSheet crew. Yes, I’ve been known to share goodies from time to time; they disappeared before we could take photos of them. By August 10, send ruth@ your Club Notes, photos, Club Directory updates, and a nice big wad of C-Notes.


Elf and the Summer Campaign Schedule

elow, the historic 1888 racing yacht Elf and the Classic Yacht Restoration Guild (CYRG) crew have been busy. The second annual Elf Classic Yacht Race attracted 16 yachts May 19. A beautiful cool sailing day made the race and shoreside events at the Eastport YC and Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels a great time for all. Elf also sailed in the Baltimore Tall Ships “Sailibration” docked at Fells Point, with more than 1500 visitors for the weekend. CYRG’s annual Crab Feast, Barbecue, and Silent Auction will be September 8 on the Bohemia River. —by Deborah Albers / ##Photo of Elf’s aft and crew by Dan McGrath

Racing for Rum


ugust means the Herrington Harbour SA (HHSA) racing and cruising programs are in full swing. Cruises are normally organized each weekend, with the highlight being the Saturday Night Fever Cruise August 18-19 hosted by JR and Kari Larsen (Odyssey IV). Racers are gearing up for the Governor’s Cup August 3-4, and Bill Boggs (Palmetto Moon) is putting up a bottle of rum for the best HHSA finisher in the Cruising Class. The popular Wednesday evening races continue through August (below), and the HHSA Bloody Point distance race will be held on the 19th. This year, for the first time, the HHSA Women’s Regatta has its own date (August 11), and several boats are planning to race with all-women crews. All the details, including contact information, can be found on our website. Prospective new members are welcome at all HHSA activities. —by Arne Fliflet /

##Smoke (Andy Awalt) and Gitana (David McCullough) finish HHSA’s Wednesday night race July 11. Photo by Karen Grimsley

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Spectacular Summer Sailing

Training Firefighters, Scouts, and More!


he Kent Narrows Sail and Power Squadron’s (KNSPS) Basic Boating Safety Class had seven firefighters, 18 Scouts and Scout leaders from local Troop 278, and eight civilians (below). Jody Schulz, president of the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department (KIVFD), wants all of their firefighters to take the basic boating course before they do water rescues. In the Marine Communications class, three KIVFD firefighters and other students learned about equipment used for boat-to-boat communication. One firefighter said, “It’s important to know how to use this equipment so we can get clear information about where a boater in distress is. We waste precious time in a rescue if we don’t have an exact location.” The Paddle ##(L-R): Buddy Thomas, KIVFD’s chief; Jody Schulz, KIVFD’s president; Smart seminar at Dick Radlinski, KNSPS’s SEO; John Locke, KNSPS’s assistant SEO; Joe the Kent Island Pomerantz, assistant Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 278; and Scouts Cameron Carpenter, Mike DeYoung, and Sam Pomerantz. YC gave 11 local kayakers safety tips and time to practice their skills. Our Anchoring seminar had 11 participants, and the Marine Radar seminar trained 20. —by Audrey Jakubowski Lazarus /

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he Chesapeake Bay Alberg 30 One-Design Association has had an active summer. Our Summer Rendezvous was the sendoff for the Summer Cruise, which took the cruisers north to Bodkin and Worton creeks; the Sassafras River and Georgetown, MD; Still Pond; and Rock Hall, MD, early in July. We had a spontaneous “Dinner on the Magothy River” July 10, and racers completed the Eastport YC’s Solomons Races July 13-14. We did a walking tour of historic Annapolis July 21-22. Members look forward to our Eagle’s Nest Raft-Up on the Magothy River August 11-12. Children of all ages will participate in the Children’s Cruise August 18-19. The Concert Cruise will find Albergers cruising to Quiet Waters on Harness Creek August 25-26. —by Jim and Barbara Palmer /

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he Eastern Shore SA had a fun, if a bit windy, race during the Dock Daze festivities at Cedar Hill Marina. See for yourself (below). —by Bruce Franz /

##ESSA sailors lean against the wind for the win. Photo by Angel Thomas

How High Is High Island?


or Hunter owners, the big news in August is the Chesapeake Bay Hunter Rendezvous August 9-12 at Port Annapolis Marina. Headline speakers are Tom Neale and Steve Pettengill, the Hunter Crash Test Pilot. Immediately after the rendezvous, the Hunter SA will head south toward Tangier Island. Come to the rendezvous, and then join us for the Tangier Island cruise. August ends with a full moon, so we will cap off the month and start Labor Day weekend with our annual night sail August 31. Later in the weekend, we’ll sail over to High Island on the Rhode River. —by Carl Reitz / /


any of us had the opportunity to watch or participate in OpSail 2012 as dozens of beautiful tall ships and naval vessels visited the Chesapeake Bay. The Old Point Comfort YC (OPCYC) sponsored the Spirit of Bermuda, a modern day replica of the classic Bermuda sloop. (See page 16 of the June edition of SpinSheet for the history and details about Spirit’s current mission to provide


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training and life growth experiences for Bermuda youth.) While the ship was docked in Yorktown, VA, members treated the crew to homemade goodies, provided information about historic sites, and ran errands to pick up supplies. A big hit was the reception hosted at historic Fort Monroe, OPCYC’s home. After an afternoon tour of the Casemate Museum and information about the fort’s role during the Civil War, OPCYC

co-hosted a reception in a beautiful historic home formerly occupied by U.S. Army officers. The youth crew worked off some energy playing lawn games. On June 8, more than 20 OPCYC boats escorted the Spirit of Bermuda from Hampton Roads to Norfolk for more weekend festivities. OpSail 2012 truly was a wonderful time for all participants, whether they hailed from Bermuda or Hampton Roads. —by Eileen Turner /

Buccaneers Up Bodkin Creek?

fantastic fireworks. And we beat the heat eanneau Owners Association (JOA) members rafted up this June on Bodthe next day relaxing in the air conditionkin Creek with lots of tasty treats from ing and enjoying a great meal at Sabatino’s in Little the grill. All Italy. Do you of the world’s own a Jeanproblems were solved neau sailboat? Our calendar over Maris full of fun garitas and for all. August Mojitos. 10-12 bring A special thanks goes our Pirates ##Arrr. Looks like them JOA pirates are up to their old tricks. to member and Wenches Frank Grant who provided the pirate weekend in Rock Hall, MD; and we have more events for September and October. T-shirts (above). We celebrated July 4th —by Gabe Fontana / at the Baltimore Harbor watching the


##Hunter SA members visited the Inner Harbor to catch a Nats-Os game. Photo by Carl Reitz

Now That’s the Spirit

The Best of Both Worlds

avre de Grace, MD, is the destination for Tartan 34 Classic Association sailors from our New York/New Jersey and Chesapeake regions. On October 13-14, co-sponsors David Bourdon and Peter Coggins have planned a full schedule of events as we explore the historic sites and browse the shops and city-wide yard sale. We’ll anchor in Eagle Cove at the Magothy’s mouth October 11. Then we’ll anchor in the Sassafras River October 12 and sail to the Havre de Grace Harbor the next day. Chesapeake Bay sailors may contact David Bourdon at, and Peter Coggins at has cruising advice for northern sailors. See our website for details on this cruise as well as many other wet and salty adventures we support. —by Grace Holt /

##Peter and Wendy Coggins in their Tartan 34 Classic, Frolic, prepare for a sail across Sandy Hook Bay to New York City. Their home port of Rumson, NJ, on the Shrewsbury River gives them the best of two worlds: a quaint seaside village with access to the fabulous port of New York. This summer, the Coggins will bring their sloop to Havre de Grace. Photo courtesy of Peter Coggins

Doin’ the DelMarVa


he Philadelphia SC (PSC) promotes fun sailing experiences on the Chesapeake and beyond for sailors of all experience levels. Two boats and 13 crew (right) completed the 400-nautical mile DelMarVa circumnavigation in just seven days. We had a bluewater passage without leaving our beloved Bay and learned about all the extra planning a trip like this requires. We had several invigoratingly long days of sailing and one all night sail. The night sailing was phenomenal, with a beautiful full moon in sight most of the time and the Chincoteague light seen for many miles. There were a few anxious moments when various vessels were sighted and one all lit up going directly toward one of our boats. After VHF radio contact, the vessel changed course and all was well. Since PSC mostly charters out of the Annapolis/Rock Hall portion of the Bay, it was fun to see a bit of the lower part of the Bay as well. We had a great meal in Cape Charles, VA, and a languid afternoon and evening in Lewes, DE. —by Jane Renshaw Harrington and Gary Brubaker /

##PSC members on Sybaris (L-R): Brian Dudonis, Emma Jimmyer, Chris Maurer, Randy Hove, Gary Brubaker, and Bob Bedell. Photo by Jane Renshaw Harrington

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uly was busy for the Chesapeake Catalina YC (CCYC). For the Fourth of July week, Bob Klimek and Lucia Casale captained a cruise to St. Michaels to watch the fireworks from the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and then a stop in Cambridge to watch the fireworks from one of the Choptank Riverboat Company’s reproductions of authentic 80-foot turnof-the-century paddle wheelers. On July 21-22, Jim and Sharon van Wyk captained a raft-up in the West River for a rendezvous with the Chesapeake YC. August can be hot and listless, so it’s come by boat or car to a Clam and Lobster Bake captained by John and Betty McElderry August 11 at the Miles River YC in St. Michaels. We’ll end the month with two Labor Day weekend cruises: one to the Choptank River and one to Baltimore Harbor. There are still many more CCYC events this season. Keep checking the schedule on our website and make plans to sail with CCYC. —by Michael Davis /

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leven Club Beneteau Chesapeake Bay boats, 33 adults, eight kids, and one cat started their journey to New York City June 30. We gathered at Summit North Marina to fuel up, review trip plans orchestrated by Joe Zebleckes, and share tales of Friday’s storm with 70+ mile-an-hour winds. We left Sunday at 8 a.m. and enjoyed mostly a motor-sail to the city, after finessing our way out of two major thunderstorms off the New Jersey coast. Seeing the Statue of Liberty, the new World Trade Center buildings, and Ellis Island from our own boats is something we all will remember. We spent four great days at Liberty Landing Marina (below) enjoying the city, Fourth of July fireworks, and a party on a lightship. On July 6, five boats continued to Long Island Sound and Block Island. We enjoyed a stop at Fort Jefferson and three great days at Mystic Harbor, our favorite place. We delighted in about 38 hours of ocean sailing as we headed for Cape May and the Delaware Bay. —by Jeanne van Hekken / ##Club Beneteau Chesapeake Bay members at Liberty Landing Marina. Photo courtesy of Matt Nichols


##Photo of SMSA’s Akoni during Screwpile 2012 in Solomons courtesy of Megan Hildenberger

Welcome Back

his past January, we re-established the Chesapeake Bay Tartan “Fleet 10” (right). Our captain is Aaron Ressler (, and our treasurer is Captain Miles Booth (don’t call him “Sir”). To learn more and have the best time of your life, check us out online. —by Hud Davis / directory/one-design-classes/tartan-10


n June 19, the Universal SC (below) began our journey from Baltimore and Rock Hall to Hampton, VA, to attend the Hampton Jazz Fest and make that wonderful trip down the Bay we all love so much. After a raftup off College Creek near the Severn River, we cruised to Solomons for a five boat raft-up in St. John’s Creek. The next day, we visited Powell’s Marina in Deltaville, VA, arriving just in time for an extensive buffet cookout. After we transited to Hampton Roads in a fierce series of squalls, Jonathan Romero of the Portsmouth Boat Club hosted us at the Hampton Public Piers. We attended the Jazz Fest on Saturday evening and enjoyed a five-member birthday party.

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ugust brings the Southern Maryland SA’s (SMSA) junior summer camps, the Governor’s Cup (August 3-4), keelboat and small-boat races, Friday happy hours, adult learn-tosail classes, a crab feast rendezvous, mixed couples races and cruises, meetings, a commodore’s dinner, our Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre cruise, our Where the Wind Blows cruise, and a Scott Kirby concert. —by Sandra Leitner /

##The author, Hud Davis, serves as bowman for Shenanigan and sometimes for Parrothead, until T-storms hit, anyway.

On the Move! On June 24, our flotilla left Hampton to head north toward home ports, with stops at Dozier’s Regatta Point YC near Deltaville, Tangier Island, Jutland Creek, and Zahniser’s Yachting Center, where we

stayed safe and secure in our slip during a devastating line of squalls. Overall, it was a great journey of about 250+ nautical miles with fantastic captains and crews. —by Gary Dixon /

##USC on its Summer Soulstice Hampton Cruise.

Summer Cruise, 2012 Style


even boats, 14 adults, and seven awesome children from the Stingray Harbour YC (SHYC) Fleet departed June 16 and headed south for the annual summer cruise. It was a brisk sail across the Bay with 20-knot winds and four-foot seas to Bay Creek Marina at Cape Charles, VA. We celebrated Father’s Day at the Tidewater Yachting Center in Portsmouth, VA, where the Light family and Charlie Davis provided musical entertainment. On Tuesday, we headed up the James River to Warrick YC where SHYC has reciprocal privileges, so slips were free for the first night. Barbara Vassar brought games

to entertain the younger cruisers (below), and a good time was had by all. We next

was a welcome sight. On Thursday, after taking the water ferry to the Air and Space Museum and IMAX Theater, we had our last “docktail” party. On Friday, some members returned home for Saturday’s Safety at Sea seminar after surviving a fierce storm. Thank you, intrepid fleet captain Rick Thompson, for planning a great cruise. During the blistering hot Southern Cup Leukemia Cup Regatta at Stingray ##Kids on SHYC’s summer cruise. Harbor Marina July 8-10, memPhoto by Gail Thompson bers of the Fishing Bay, Stingray Harbour, and Wilton Creek yacht clubs helped out where needed. cruised to the Bluewater Yachting Center —by Pat Anderson / in Hampton, VA; the swimming pool

Labor Day Fun


he Fishing Bay YC is gearing up for our new and improved Stingray Point Regatta! Racing has been extended to three days to include an optional Distance Race on Friday.

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was ideal. Saturday was very crowded, so n June 15, six boats carrying 14 we anchored below Fort McHenry. We sailors from the Blue Marsh SA (BMSA) set sail for the Maryland had another great vantage point, and the air show was awesome. Heavy waves from YC (MYC) on the Patapsco River for a all the boat traffic made the sail back to weekend of fun during OpSail 2012 (below). Three trailer boats left Turner Station just below the Francis Scott Key Bridge (FSKB), and others sailed from their home ports. The winds were a perfect 10-12 knots, the temperatures in the comfortable mid-80s ##BMSA enjoys dinner at MYC. range, and the sky a beautiful blue with puffy white clouds. It wasn’t long before we MYC a bit rough, but it was a fun weekend nonetheless. MYC’s restaurant and pool got close enough to the Pride of Baltimore were welcome at day’s end. Several in our for some great photos. We had the best group said this was our best Spring Cruise seats in the house for the practice run of ever. —by Joe Rutolo / the Blue Angels. The sail back to MYC

They’re At It Again


ith two months into the season for the Barnacle Cup Racers, the lead is up for grabs, with a narrow point spread between the first three boats. As of June 23, Moovin has shifted into first, Evergreen has branched into second, Ten Ounce weighs in at third, Ramble On has sauntered into fourth (below), and Corvina has blended into fifth. —by Shawn Moore /

##Here’s a shot of Ramble On (Buzz Ballard skipper) from the Barnacle Cup Racers’ May 26 race. Photo by Bob Donaldson

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hesapeake Family Cruising Network members enjoyed our first rendezvous of the season June 30 at Drum Point on the Wye River. Check the CFC Network list serve for more raft-ups and rendezvous. —by Tracy Leonard / .com/group/CFCNetwork



uring a recent Chesapeake Area Professional Captains Association (CAPCA) meeting, captains Ham Gale and Dale Plummer (right) of TowBoat U.S. shared their first-hand experiences of tow and salvage operations. CAPCA recently awarded several distinctive members (for more than 15 years) with Emeritus Awards, including Captain Denis Kelly, Captain Ken Kloostra, and Captain Larry Littig. CAPCA hosts a variety of speakers at the Edgewater Elks Lodge each month; the discussions are free and open to all. —by Sally Lane Smith /

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##(L-R): Ham Gale (white shirt) and Dale Plummer (red shirt) of TowBoat U.S. give the lowdown on towing operations on the Bay during a recent CAPCA meeting.


Giving Back to the Community

n August 5, members of the Georgetown YC will take pediatric cancer patients and their families out for the day on their boats, and then everyone will return for the cookout, swimming, the juggler, gift-giving, and ponies and donkeys. It’s really a very touching event and a way for our club to do something nice for kids and their families.—by Frankie Bartsch /


Preserving Traditions and Growing the Bay’s Rich History

his year marks a re-birth by honoring the men and women who built Dickersons for 41 years on Maryland’s Eastern Shore during the post-World War II period. On June 15-16, Dickerson Owners Association members and guests (below) enjoyed a “Salute to Dickerson Boatbuilders” at the Tred Avon YC (TAYC) in Oxford, MD. Highlights included a parade of 16 Dickersons on Friday from the Choptank River Light to Mears Yacht Haven Oxford Marina,

a Captains Reception for 80 sailors and guests, a race of 15 Dickersons in gusty 15- to 20-knot northerly winds, and a dinner celebration at TAYC. After guests and new members were welcomed, Joe Slavin gave a brief report/video on Dickerson history. Dickerson company owners Tom Lucke and Ted Reed and managers and skilled craftsmen, including Dan Brannock, Jon Davis, Rob and Peggy Griffin Begor, Nettie Hastings, George Hazen, Jim and Paula Karr, Paul Rybon, Alan Sleeper, Sam

Webster, and January White, gave a lively panel discussion. Nettie Hastings received a special collage in memory of her uncle, master boatbuilder Preston Brannock; and Joe Slavin received a Sampson Post Award. After Rainbow, Crew Rest, and Velamore took first-place racing honors, Pat Ewing became commodore for 2012. The party ended with a tearful goodbye to Dick and Karen Clarke, who are moving to the Chicago Area. —by Joe Slavin, Barry Creighton, and Bruce Franz /

##Celebrating the Dickerson boatbuilding tradition in Oxford.

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ore water accidents are caused by boaters being unprepared for mechanical or operational failure than excessive speed or alcohol use. On June 15, the Annapolis YC (AYC) hosted a water safety program at the Annapolis Maritime Museum for coaches from


event of a disaster, and learned the proper steps and precautions to take during bad weather to ensure the safety of children and coaches. The program’s ultimate goal is to develop a unified Master Safety Plan for the community. —by Nathan Adamus /

Southern Bay Cruising

everal boats from the Chesapeake Bristol Club spent 18 days on our annual spring cruise to Norfolk, with stops in Solomons and Deltaville on our way south. While in Hampton, we teamed up with the Old Point Comfort YC to escort a tall ship into Norfolk during the OpSail Parade. Another highlight of the cruise was a tour of the


AYC, the Severn SA, and the Eastport YC. AYC’s Tarrant Lomax gathered many local city and fire officials, including Craig Moore, Kevin Simmons, Aaron Edwards, Flip Waters, and Bill Brooks. Coaches walked through their emergency response plans, learned how to execute them in the

Casement Museum at Fort Monroe. Virginia runs the protected marina at Fort Monroe; it is an inexpensive and secure place to stay while cruising in the area. Visits to Cape Charles, Onancock, Crisfield, and the Tides Inn rounded out some of the northward return. Go to our website for more details on the cruise and club. —by Mickey Doran / cbclub/info

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he Seven Seas Cruising Association (SSCA) turns 60 this year. For as long as mankind has memory, we have been entranced by the sea. The need to know what lies beyond the next wave and over the far horizon is pervasive. Ask any group about its fantasies, and someone will tell you of a vision of tropical blue skies, balmy breezes, ever-gentle waves, and sailing to exotic ports. Those who live the dream, those who plan for the day that they can release the ties to the workaday world and sail off to seek paradise, and those who dream of such adventures all join together in SSCA. Help us celebrate 60 years of making cruising dreams come true. Don’t miss the Annapolis Gam September 28-30 on the Rhode River off Camp Letts near Edgewater, MD. —by Judi Mkam / Follow us!

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am so happy to share with ya’ll this month an interview I had with a good friend and former teammate of mine, Jennifer Chamberlin. Jenn is a 2009 graduate from St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMC) as well as a 2009 All-American Crew. While at SMC, she was captain of the varsity sailing team and helped lead her team to multiple national championship titles. You may have seen Jenn in and around the Annapolis area over the past couple of years, as she’s a product of the Tred Avon YC junior program, and then went on to coach at Annapolis YC years later. However, don’t be surprised if you haven’t seen Jenn much lately. For the past two years, alongside her GET-

sailing teammates, Genny Tulloch and Alice Maynard, she has been competing around the world in the Women’s Match Racing Circuit in an effort to win a coveted position on the U.S. Olympic Team set to compete in Weymouth, England, this summer. Although team GETsailing’s Olympic campaign came to a close this past spring, it was not without a heartfelt battle and very close series at the U.S. Women’s Match Racing Olympic Trials this past May. For all of Team GETsailing’s fans, the campaign’s journey these past couple of years has without a doubt been an exciting and inspiring adventure to follow.

It must have been tricky getting out of the small college dinghies and into larger boats. What was the transition like? Chamberlin: Although it was definitely a transition, you would be surprised at the high number of similarities there are between college racing and match racing. As a result, the transition was not all too difficult in terms of the type of racing; for instance, the shortened course length, and that the venues and sailing areas are typically flat water and close to land. Like college sailing, there are many breaks between races, but at the same time, individuals and teams must always be ready to race at a moment’s notice. As a result, it’s important to keep up your stamina, maintain the racing mindset, and always be ready to hop into a boat. That skill was definitely developed during college racing, as there is a lot of waiting around for breeze or rotations. In terms of the transition into the match racing boat, the Elliot 6m—that was a bit learning process. While the Elliot 6m and college dinghies are very different from one another, I really enjoyed learning the ins and outs of sailing a new boat.

What was your favorite event of the campaign and why? The final month of our campaign was a really good run. It consisted of two events and two weeks of training. We started off racing in Hyeres, the World Cup Event in France, training in Weymouth, and then did our Olympic Trials in Weymouth. It was breeze on for the entire month. It was cool to push the limits in the Elliott. This may have included some swimming, sailing in a hail storm, and a few extra days off because it was blowing 50+! It had been hard to get a lot of big-breeze practice, and we got our share during this time. Our final month of the campaign, we had our goal of where we wanted to be physically and mentally for the U.S. Trials; I believe we met those goals and put up a solid fight at the end. The results just didn’t quite go our way.  62 August 2012 SpinSheet

What advice would you give to young sailors looking to go on and compete in international events at the top level? I would just tell them to stick with the sport! It’s one of those sports that you can always come back to, which is different than say lacrosse or baseball. I’ve met a ton of awesome people during my sailing career and during the campaign and as a result, have had the incredible opportunity to sail and travel all over the world. I would tell young sailors to keep their heads high and just keep practicing. Time in the boat is crucial, and as long as sailing is fun and exciting, stick with it because you never know where it can take you in the future.

##Facing the camera, Chamberlin in action. Photo by Armory Ross/U.S. Sailing

What’s next for you? Well right now I am living in Newport, RI, and have been doing some coaching and some racing up here. Newport’s a great place to be in the summer because there are always so many events going on and a lot of opportunities for sailing. I’ve been doing some of the Tuesday night V15 team racing, which is always fun. I am looking forward to getting into some other boats soon. I also have a great internship with Sailors for the Sea, a Newport-based non-profit that promotes clean and environmentally friendly regattas. As for the long term, I guess I am just taking it one step at a time. I hope to see you all out on the race course soon!

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An Upwind Ride to Solomons

e were very pleased that the two knots of wind predicted for the middle of the night never manifested itself,” says Idarae Prothero of Molto Bene, one of 120 competitors in the 32nd annual Eastport YC Solomons Island Invitational overnight race from Annapolis to the mouth of the Patuxent River in Solomons. Competitors reported a slow and steady night of breeze, ranging from seven to 14 knots, and pleasantly cool temperatures for the 45- to 55-mile race, depending on which course competitors took. “The defining condition of this year’s race was wind on the nose—all the way,” says Bob Putnam, skipper of the J/30 Better Mousetrap, who placed third in his class. “For boats on the shorter course, there was not one second of spinnaker work, and only about 15 minutes, on the last leg just before the finish, when the sheets could be eased even a few inches. So good upwind steering and strong crew work in tacking were vital assets.” Competitors played the current game and stayed in the shallows, sometimes until they bumped, to avoid an adverse current all night. Putnam says, “The forecast very prominently included predictions that the wind would veer sharply from south to southwest sometime around 1 a.m., but this never happened. This expected shift prompted many boats, including Mousetrap, to short tack the rhumb line on the Eastern Shore, avoiding going too far west, which would mean overstanding if the wind did veer to the west as predicted. But the shift never materialized, and boats that did that short tacking to stay east apparently tacked too much… Bottom line, the race was the usual mix of boat speed test and ‘naviguessing,’ with a bit of luck thrown in. Winning it is never easy.”

##Shown here at the start of the 45-mile overnight race, the J/35 Maggie team proved victorious at the 2012 EYC Solomons Island Invitational. Photo by Dan Phelps

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Nate Owens, skipper of the Beneteau 36.7 Poco a Poco, who finished in first in the 22-boat PHRF A2 class, says, “The Poco and her skipper were very much in tune after a 2000-mile warm up, which included a race to Bermuda and an adventure to Newport… Poco is very lucky to have young, motivated crew, all focused on improving as sailors. We’ve meshed very well through our first season, and our work in this race was very natural and enjoyable.” Ron Anderson’s Insatiable crew took top honors in the onedesign J/30 class. Among the other one-design class winners at the 2012 event were: Tim Williams on LinGin in the Alberg 30, John Anderson on the Catalina 27 Swell, Jack Biddle on the J/105 Rum Puppy, and Peter Scheidt on the J/35 Maggie. In the Corsair divisions, Peter Vathutinsky on Tritium topped the F-27 division; James Black on Seize the Bay won F-28; and Douglas Dykman on Temple of the Win took first in F-31 and Mulithull A. Paul Parks’s Seacart 30 Sundog was the first to cross the line for the short course at 3:22 a.m., with Jim Muldoon’s new Andrews 80 Donnybrook crossing the long course line first 16 minutes later. Seacart had to settle for a fourth-place finish on corrected time; while Donnybrook proved victorious the one-boat PHRF A0 class and earned the F. Rollins Maxwell Trophy for fastest average speed over the course with an elapsed time of 8:26:37. Other class winners were Jere Glover on Glemini in Multihull B, Greg Alden’s Irie in PHRF A1, Tom Moulds’s sail #63243 in PHRF B, David Shiff on Odyssey in PHRF C, and Richard Griner’s Coyote in PHRF N. Click to for full results.

##Jack Biddle’s Rum Puppy crew did not seem to think starting a race on Friday, the 13th was such a big deal. They topped the J/105 class early in the morning on the 14th. Photo by Dan Phelps

##Paul Parks’s Seacart 30 Sundog crossed the line first but took fourth on corrected time. Photo by Dan Phelps

A Summery Screwpile 2012


ews flash—it was hot at the Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge! Yes, of course, it was—and it was a blast, too, as it always is. Day one, Sunday, July 15, brought 120 competing boats in 12 classes steady eight- to 10-knot breeze, temperatures in the 90s, and a solid, enjoyable three-race day on all three courses to start the action. Monday began with one slow race and then descended into the kind of textbook Chesapeake summer conditions that remind us why Super Soaker waterguns, water balloons, nettle sting remedies, and good sun shade canvases are key components of regional racers’ gear. Later, back at the pool at race headquarters at the Holiday Inn Select—that is if you could see the pool through the racing sailors splashing in it—the smiles on participants’ faces told the real story: the Screwpile is a three-day escape from this serious grownup thing we call life. A light-air, two-race Tuesday rounded out yet another successful Screwpile Regatta. Considering the challenges brought on by the light air and typically steamy temperatures, it’s worth noting the exceptional race committee (RC) work, a hallmark of this July event, which brings competitors from all corners of the Bay. Taran Teague, Annapolis sailor and principal race officer (PRO) on the north course at this year’s event, says, “The Screwpile has an incredible depth of race management skill. The RC here is the same you would find at Key West Race Week, Block Island Race Week, and other regattas around the world. LG Raley [regatta chair] has a great way of bringing people together who like to do race management and do it well… Throughout the RC, there are U.S. Sailing-certified

##Jake and Pat Brodersen and their tie-dyed crew won four of six races and placed first in PHRF NS at the event. Photo by SpinSheet

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A Summery Screwpile 2012 (continued) race officers and judges, even on the mark boats.” An addition in 2012 and an exciting one at that was the Corsair National Championship being run concurrently with the Screwpile Regatta. Thirty trimarans in four classes competed on the south course, reserved exclusively for multihulls and managed by PRO and host club Southern Maryland SA (SMSA) member, Don Behrens. The benefit for Rob Blesse, skipper of Flying Circus, who placed second in the C-31 class overall, was the camaraderie among multihull sailors. “I have been to several Corsair events, and the one thing that is a constant is the great camaraderie and lots of great conversation on ‘How did you...? What sail did you...? How to better get performance or go faster?’ It was great to talk to brand new owners hungry for advice on how to sail better or make themselves and their boats faster or more competitive.” When it comes to the setup for these trailerable multihulls, he says, “Screwpile along with Corsair organizers made it easy to gain access to the ramps and smoothed the launch process. It also helped that most folks launched Friday or Saturday, so there was not a crowd at the ramps. Haul-out went

##Clarke McKinney and his Solomons-based crew placed second in the J/80 class on their new boat, Family Truckster. Photo by Mark Talbott



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very smoothly. I have to thank the folks at the Solomons Public Boat Ramp for all their support.” When asked if he thought that the Screwpile and Corsair Nationals event were a match, Chuck Rush, skipper of Triple Point and C-28 fleet captain, noted that the Nationals event moves around to different places each year, but that the Screwpile worked well for a Corsair event in general. He says, “I think you could even mix the boats on the courses with monohulls; though they might get jealous of the Sprints watching them move in less than five knots of true wind… So while what happens at Screwpile stays at Screwpile, everybody should know how much fun Corsairs doing 15 knots on a reach at Screwpile really is.” Skipper of the F-27, Lola 3 The Wild Child, Russ Wesdyk ran a family race program on the multihull course. With the exception of the starts, his daughters, Katie (15) and Sarah (12), steered and called tactics. “And that was dad chickening out,” he admits. “My daughters wanted to steer for the starts.” Members of Severn SA, both young sailors are active dinghy racers. The team tied for third place in the end but were thrilled to have a podium finish on day two. To get the kids working together as a

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team—and to get the boat in quickly before a thunderstorm hit—Wesdyk challenged them to get the boat speed up on the way home for the day to Calvert Marina. He also offered $20 for every knot beyond eight knots of boat speed they could drum up. “Within 15 seconds, they broke nine knots.” They eventually broke 14.7 knots of boat speed and cost dear dad $280. He admits it wasn’t his smartest decision. Along with every multihull sailor SpinSheet contacted, Steve Marsh of Finish Line, the local Corsair dealer, says, “The RC was first rate by all accounts. It was a tough job for those guys with the light air and having to move marks and the like. They were impressively efficient.” Marsh and others are already working on a plan to include more Corsair action at next year’s Screwpile Regatta. SMSA member Daniel Rossi and his crew on Bandit topped PHRF A2 and earned the overall winner award for 2012. Annapolis YC won the Battle of the Chesapeake Trophy. SpinSheet was on the scene producing the Screwpile Program and Daily News, taking on-the-water photos, applying SpinSheet tattoos at the parties, and inviting sailors to play cornhole by the party tent. Find downloadable photos of racing action and the shoreside events at on our Photo Gallery page. Click to for complete results.

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Easy on the Eyes, Hard on the Nerves The Newport Bermuda Race Start by Carrie Gentile


n a 635-mile sailboat race, the start may seem insignificant, just 10 minutes of a typically three- to six-day race. Just 10 minutes of tacking, gybing, threading, ducking, weaving, to cross the invisible line in a favorable position. In fact, the start of the Newport Bermuda Race (N2B) is a spectacle, an adrenaline rush, and thrilling, say Chesapeake sailors who raced in this year’s installment back in June. “It’s exciting to be at the start. You’re racing too close to the rocky shore, and you can see all the spectators there to see you. We’re the show. It’s nice to have sailboat racing fans,” says Jahn Tihansky, the U.S. Naval Academy’s varsity offshore sailing team head coach. He was coaching the midshipmen on the Navy’s TP 52 Invictus. “There’s so much cool eye candy with boats like Rambler [the 90-foot Maxi that broke the course record by 14 hours] that it takes work to maintain focus at the start,” says Tihansky. This year’s N2B not only squashed the previous record, but it also was the first downwind start since 2002 with 17 knots of breeze under blue skies, making for a picture-perfect start. The start is at the mouth of Rhode Island’s rocky Narragansett Bay, with a Coast Guard cutter marking one end of the line. Sailors are confined by the rocky shoreline. Hundreds of spectators on sailboats and powerboats jockey for the best view, like sharks stalking prey. Narragansett Bay’s eastern rocky outcrop, Castle Hill, held an estimated 1000 spectators, who were there to watch the 166 boats leave. Annapolis racer Nicole Weaver was driving Shinnecock, a J/120 owned by Jim Praley, at the start. “It can be nerve-racking with all the spectator boats idling and circling just outside the starting box. There was a 100-foot cruiser right there as I was trying to make the pin, and I had to wonder if he would move in time.” Weaver says the start is a stark contrast to the rest of the race. “The start is all hectic, and you’re so close to shore. Then you leave sight of land quickly and stay on the same tack for days. Shinnecock gybed once in 635 miles and then tacked twice in the last quartermile of the race. “It’s always one of the coolest sailboat starts,” says racer Ted Steeble from Queenstown, MD. It was his fifth N2B, this time onboard the J/42 Glide. “Two minutes from the start, we found ourselves outside the starting box, and we had to fight and duck ##Spectators gather at Castle Hill to watch the exciting start of the Newport Bermuda Race.

spectator boats and all the other race boats waiting for their starts. It was only our second race of the year, and you can tell a lot of these boats have been practicing for this.” “With the number of race and other boats clumped at the start, you have to be able to anticipate, have acute situational awareness,” says Tihansky. Being in the eighth fleet, Invictus’s start wasn’t until 1:50 p.m., so Tihansky decided to stay ashore until 30 minutes before. “I wanted to avoid the mental exhaustion that comes with bobbing and weaving for hours. We decreased our chances of distraction and getting into an altercation.” For Annapolis sailor Richard Ewing, skipper of Beneteau First 42 Molto Bene, just getting to the start was trying and exhausting. “Getting to the start line is so much more than crossing an imaginary line between a buoy and a committee boat at the perfect time,” says Ewing. After a winter in the Caribbean, Ewing and his girlfriend Idarae Prothero set to the task of readying Molto Bene for the Ocean Racing Rules (ORR) certificate. “We basically had to take everything that wasn’t nailed down out of the boat—no easy task after a winter of cruising.” The couple lives on Molto Bene, so they needed to find temporary homes for items such as stoneware dishes and hammocks until after the race. “Before each ocean race, the prepping should get easier, but the list seems unending each time. There’s provisioning and buying or making sure you have all the required safety gear— the ditch bags, EPIRB, life raft.” As they were both prepping for a Bermuda Ocean Race start off Annapolis, Ewing was talking to J/35 T-Bone owner Bruce Artman, who asked how he ever gets the list done. Ewing assured him that you don’t ever get it all done, but you get the crucial items done. “I told Bruce to burn the list once he casts off the dock for the start. As we milled around for the start of that BOR, Bruce found us with lighter and list in hand, and set it afire.” After securing crew to sail Molto Bene to Newport and finishing his to-do list (well, mostly), he and the crew headed to the Newport start line. “Once the sails are up, the list is burned, and the countdown timer is on, you can appreciate all the boats on the line that chose to face the same challenges you did. Spinnakers were popped and wave after wave of beautiful sails proceeded out of Newport.”

##Competitors start next to the rocky shore...

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##How well were your boat and crew prepped, and how well can you keep pressing day after day? Photo by Ted Steeble

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pproximately 20 boats from the Chesapeake area joined the fleet of 150 that set sail June 15 from Newport, RI, bound for Bermuda. The 2012 edition of the biennial 635-mile Newport Bermuda Race began with a brisk northeast breeze and an exciting spinnaker start. Most boats sailed on a reach for the majority of the race. Four boats sailing out of the Chesapeake region landed in the top five spots in class one of the St. David’s Lighthouse Division, under Offshore Racing Rule (ORR) scoring. Two Cal 40s from the Eastern Shore, Tad Dupont’s Nicole and Doug Jurrius’s Belle Aurore, raced sister ship Sinn Fein owned by Peter Rebovich of Metuchen, NJ. Belle Aurore captured first place, Sinn Fein took second, and Nicole finished fourth. Michael Cone on his Hinckley Bermuda 40 Actaea placed third, and the Columbia 50 Grundoon owned by James Grundy placed fifth. Belle Aurore also received the Thomas Fleming Day Memorial Trophy for yacht under 40 feet with the best corrected time. For Jurrius, who sails Belle Aurore out of the Tred Avon YC (TAYC), the victory followed his 2010 class win. “It was an enormously fast race,” says Jurrius. “We finished 18 hours sooner than two years ago, even though the wind died during the last two to three hours.” Jurrius adds, “This win shows that 2010 wasn’t just luck, though there is always a lot of that, too.” He continues, “We alternated a lot between chute and jib top as it kept oscillating between a close and broad reach. Eric Crawford, a superb navigator who himself won the St. David’s Lighthouse trophy in 2000, did a great job of putting us in the right spot for the various eddies and meanders in the gulf stream, but unlike years past, this wasn’t as much a race of strategy as it was a pure speed. It was just drive the boat as hard as you can. How well were your boat and crew prepped, and how well can you keep pressing day after day? And, with the constant position updates,

we knew Sinn Fein and Actaea were right with us on corrected time. In the end, we were just able to get that extra quarter of a knot of boat speed to grab the win. Of course, that same wind dropping out then played to our advantage against the rest of class one.”  In class two, Bay sailors included George Bauer of Annapolis YC, who placed eighth on his C&C 44 Widow Maker; Richard Ewing on the Beneteau First 42 Molto Bene of Rock Creek RA, who placed ninth; Regatta, the Carter 41 owned by Constantine Koste of TAYC, which placed 10th; the Swan 43 Akela III owned by Djoerd Hoekstra, which placed 11th; and Philip Parish’s Zaal 38 Grey Ghost, which finished 14th, all under ORR scoring. In class three, Charles Benson’s Swan 47 Bandana out of TAYC placed fifth with a corrected time of 49 hours and 47 minutes. In class four, James Praley’s Shinnecock and Richard Born’s Windborn, both J/120s, placed eighth and ninth, respectively. “This is always a great race and a challenging race,” says Praley who sails Shinnecock out of Annapolis. Praley recalls, “We had a pretty good breeze most of the way, although we experienced two squalls that went through and sucked the energy out of the air. After each, we just sat there, but otherwise we had good wind.’ He continues, “We sailed mostly medium reaches with the staysail and used a couple of different kites and jib tops. We went west to find a knuckle in the Gulf Stream, and for about 10 hours, we went about three knots faster. But, we lost that time back while sitting when the wind died after the squalls. At the end, we tacked and put up the light genoa, and that was it. We finished in about 78 hours—a day earlier than expected and the best finish I’ve ever had.” Praley adds, “One of our crew, Joe Krolak, proposed to Donna Morrow while we were in Bermuda. To his relief, she accepted. The engagement ring made its way to Bermuda in the nav station of Shinnecock!”

In the Cruising Division, Alan Krulisch’s Cambria 40 Crackerjack, finished second in class 11. Hendrikus Wisker on the Swan 55 Haerlem placed third in class 12, and Howard Eisenberg on the Baltic 52 Isola placed eighth in class 13. The U.S. Naval Academy’s offshore sailing team had three boats in the fleet, all of which finished in the top three of their divisions under ORR scoring. Swift, an older Navy 44 finished first in class two; and Defiance, a newer Navy 44, finished second in class three. The TP 52 Invictus placed third in class eight, and primary helmsman Midshipman Andy Beeler set a new boat speed record. Jahn Tihansky, director of Navy’s offshore sailing team, says, “Midshipman Beeler was at the helm about 70 miles out of Bermuda and had the boat going more than 25 knots on at least two occasions under a reefed main and jib top in 30 to 35 knots of wind before we were knocked down by 50-plus-knot sustained winds, which destroyed the jib top and severely damaged the main. The breeze let up a bit, and we got the boat upright and continued to the finish a little more conservatively.” This year’s race was one for the record books. In the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Division, made up of mostly professional crews, George David’s 90-foot ReichelPugh Rambler finished with a time of 39 hours and 39 minutes, shattering by 14 hours the record held for 10 years by Roy Disney’s Pyewacket. Never-theless, George Sakellaris’s Reichel/Pugh 72 Shockwave was awarded the First Place Medallion based on a corrected time of 39 hours and 37 minutes under ORR scoring. Four boats retired in the first 24 hours, including Jim Muldoon’s new Andrews 80 Donnybrook. In the double-handed division, crew Jonathan Green finished the race after owner Nathan Owen of Massachusetts was rescued from his J/46 Seabiscuit due to an illness. Seabiscuit and the two boats that came to her aid, the Spirit of Bermuda and Flying Lady, each received a Special Seamanship Award.

##They say the journey is more important than the destination, but Bermuda is worth the long trip. Photo by Ted Steeble

##Jim Praley’s J/120 Shinnecock at the start of the 2012 Newport Bermuda Race. Photo by Carrie Gentile

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Tricky As Ever The Bermuda Ocean Race by Nathan Bickell

##Norman Dawley’s Pursuit crew, who took top honors in division 2, at the BOR start off Annapolis. Photo by Al Schreitmueller


unny skies and calm seas did not make for slow racing in this year’s 753-mile Bermuda Ocean Race (BOR), from Annapolis to Bermuda, as Michael Brennan guided Sjambok, a a Reichel-Pugh 45-footer, to the second fastest time in race history. Sjambok’s elapsed time of 77 hours, 39 minutes, and 52 seconds was second only to Beau Geste, Farr 80, which set the record racing against Sjambok in 2010. “It’s pretty hard for a 45-footer to beat an 80-footer on elapsed time,” says Brennan. “We beat them two years ago on corrected time.” Based out of Annapolis, Sjambok was victorious on both elapsed and corrected time. The boat led the entire race outright but was in second to last in division one based on corrected time at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. Brennan says the ocean portion of the race was almost entirely downwind, which particularly suited his boat. “We’ve got a very good boat at reaching and running, especially stability reaching,” he says. “We lucked into the sweet spot of the breeze and were able to hold it for the huge majority of the race.” 72 August 2012 SpinSheet

##Division 3 winner Frank Kendell’s Razor’s Edge at the start of the 2012 BOR off Annapolis June 8. Photo by Al Schreitmueller

Sjambok was the first of four boat divisions in the race based on the boats’ speed. The classification winners were determined by corrected time taking into account differences in boat speed within each division. The winners said their boats tend to perform best reaching and this year’s breeze suited them well. “The boat loves to reach, and we had two full days of it,” saus Norman Dawly, the skipper of Pursuit, division two winner. The race was sailed in sunny weather and relatively light breezes of 10 to 20 knots, giving sailors the time to admire the wildlife that can be seen in the open ocean. “This was my sixth Bermuda race, and it was one of the most enjoyable,” says Frank Kendall of division three winner Razor’s Edge. “I didn’t put my foul weather gear on until I got to Bermuda.” Brennan reported seeing a couple of sea turtles swimming around his boat. Kendall saw small Minke whales, and the crew of Pursuit was entertained by several Bermuda Longtails, which attempted to land on top of her mast during the tail end of the race. “We had two or three of them that spent

hours trying to land on the mast, unsuccessfully,” Dawly says. In the club competition, Kendall, a 1971 graduate of West Point, was a part of the victorious Navy Sailing Squadron, which is open to all active and retired members of the military. This was a rare moment of athletic unity between the two rival service academies as the other two boats from the club were sailed by midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA). “I enjoyed getting a trophy with USNA,” Kendall says. “The midshipmen gave me the trophy afterwards, which I thought was pretty gracious of them.” The BOR has been contested biennially since 1979 and offers a challenging mix of Bay and ocean racing. Despite his repeated success in the race, Brennan says that he has in no way mastered the race. “You never have the hang of it; it’s a really tricky race,” he says. “It’s more about the conditions suiting your boat, and we had the good fortune that this year, they did.” Each of the class winners was victorious on both elapsed and corrected times, meaning they each finished and then had

to wait to see if any of their competitors would finish and then beat them because of a larger handicap. “There is nothing you can really do at that point,” Brennan said. “So we just chill and have a few rum drinks and hope that we win.”

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##“You never have the hang of it, it’s a really tricky race,” says Sjambok skipper Michael Brennan of the 753-mile Bermuda Ocean Race. Photo by Molly Winans ##Kate Charbonneau of Bill Schmidt’s Obtuse team, who placed third in division 3 in their first BOR, prepares for a light-air spinnaker start. Photo by Molly Winans

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by Sharlene Wilkins

High Point qualifier for region one racers, the Northeast River YC (NERYC) Invitational is a firm favorite on the Upper Bay. It features racing for PHRF A, B, C, N, and multihull divisions as well as a non-sanctioned class for cruisers on the Upper Bay in the vicinity of the Turkey Point Light. What a perfect day for racing Saturday, June 9 brought us. Comfortable temperatures and a consistent 12-knot breeze made it a truly great day on the race course, and as always, a great day on the water translates into high spirits and a festive race party back at NERYC’s rum tent afterward. After the racing, a 130-strong crowd of racers, crew, and supporters packed the picnic tables to enjoy the pig roast dinner and the live entertainment. Whether it was a prestigious Invitational Burgee race award, skippers’ bags stuffed with goodies, spectacular door prizes, or one of those fabulous APS technical race shirts, our amazing event sponsors made sure that, win or lose, no one left empty-handed. Thank you once again to West Marine, APS, Harken, and SpinSheet for their generous sponsorship and loyal support of this event.

##A pig roast that couldn’t be beat. Photo courtesy of Sharlene Wilkins

##Sharlene Wilkins presents the first place award to Mike Wagner and crew of Solaris in PHRF N at the NERYC Invitational.

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Andy Gillan and crew on Crazy Horse, winner of PHRF B, approaching the windward mark and ahead of Fireworks with David Hamme and crew, a PHRF A competitor. Photo courtesy of Ken Brawley

A Cruel Summer Weekend by Glenn Harvey, Northern Bay Regatta Chair ometimes, Mother Nature can be a cruel mistress. The 25th anniversary of the Northern Bay Regatta was held June 23 and 24. Sponsored by the Glenmar SA (GSA) and Middle River YC (MRYC), the event attracted 25 PHRF and multihull racing boats. Four sanctioned, wild-card races were scheduled for the weekend. On Saturday, the race committee (RC) started the fleet for the first race in a nice breeze. Unfortunately, it died to a whisper, and the race had to be abandoned. The racers waited patiently as new wind started to arrive from the south. The second race was started while it built, but was also abandoned when the wind flittered away again. Everyone called it a day and headed for the clubhouse. MRYC hosted the social on Saturday evening, where the race crews enjoyed a free dinner. Prizes for the raffle included special edition bottles of Mount Gay Rum, U.S. Sailing gear, and a couple of Vineyard Vines fleece vests. Karin Masci, CBYRA president, attended again this year and mingled with the racers. Sunday dawned with the promise of wind for the racers. The RC got things rolling and started the two multihull fleets. Then, the breeze started to go away. Before the remaining PHRF classes could start, the wind was gone, and the RC postponed. The multi-hulls struggled in the zephyrs to finish the shortened course of their race. Sadly, at 2 p.m. with no signs of wind on the horizon, it was all over. Everyone headed for their home port. GSA thanks all of the racers for attending, and we hope you had a good time—in spite of the conditions. Also, we gratefully thank all of the sponsors and CBYRA for their contributions to the event. We have paid our penance to Mother Nature for next year and hope to see everyone there again.


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##Jeffrey Bowen’s Pachanga crew looking good at the start of the 70-mile-long Governor’s Cup Yacht Race from Annapolis to St. Mary’s City in 2011. Photo by Dan Phelps

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Chesapeake summer tradition will unfold once again starting in the afternoon of August 3, as about 150 race boats in nine classes gather off Annapolis to begin the 70-mile-long overnight race down the Bay known as the St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMC) Governor’s Cup Yacht Race. Organizers at SMC noted that the successful changes made to the 2011 event—most noteworthy being an earlier start for a number of classes to enable them to finish early enough to enjoy shoreside events—will be repeated at the 2012 edition. Competitors in PHRF N, C, and B and cruising and multihull classes will start off Annapolis at 2:55 p.m.; the rest of the fleets will begin at the traditional 5:55 p.m. start time. Also sticking to the 5:55 p.m. start time will be those up the Potomac, who begin the new 46-mile leg of the Governor’s Cup off Dahlgren, VA. As in the past few years, friends of competitors may watch on the Internet via live GPS tracking. Once teams cross the finish, they may raft up in front of the James P. Muldoon River Center or anchor in the St. Mary’s River and take advantage of the new and improved shuttle service to the shoreside event. In addition to more food vendors to choose from, racers will enjoy live music by vocalist Deeana Dove and Caribbean calypso trio Ewabo in the afternoon, as well as the chance to buy 2012 gear, and rock out in the evening to the Byzantine Top 40—a band of SMC alumni who have played together for more than a decade.

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To Oxford We Go

here are few regattas on the Chesapeake that involve as many sizes and shapes of competitive sailboats, competitors, and race formats as the Oxford Regatta, August 10-12, hosted by the Tred Avon YC (TAYC). A 29.2-mile distance race launches the weekend on Friday at 10 a.m. off Annapolis ending, within a 10-hour window, in the mouth of the Choptank River. Competitors raft up and anchor in the Tred Avon River near the TAYC clubhouse and have access to a tender service for the Friday night social. On Saturday, the “big boats”—PHRF classes (CBYRA-sanctioned) and the Shields (non-sanctioned) compete in the Robert K. Robson Memorial races in the Choptank, while back in the Tred Avon, a slew of other boats, with juniors and adults, compete in the Oxford Regatta: Stars, Log Canoes, Club 420s, Lasers, Laser Radials, Optimists, Penguins, Snipes, and Comets. Anyone who has not had the joy of watching such a variety of sailors sailing in one place and such a pretty place as Oxford should find their way to the event, whether by race or spectator boat to see it. Following a Saturday night social and awards party, the one-design boats compete again on Sunday. Visit to learn more about the event, and tune into SpinSheet for regatta coverage in the September issue. See you in Oxford!

##The Oxford Regatta, where Log Canoe racers meet Optis and Penguins and Comets and Lasers and spectator boats... and sometimes, jellyfish. Photo by Al Schreitmueller


Deltaville Leukemia Cup Regatta Was Hotly Contested

he 14th annual Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta held in Deltaville, VA, July 6-8 was another huge success with 82 registered yachts and enthusiastic crowds at the auction and gala helping to raise funds to support patients with blood cancers. National chairman of the Leukemia Cup Regattas and America’s Cup sailor, Gary Jobson, was on hand Friday night to welcome participants and sponsors to the event and regale them with his repertoire of scintillating sea stories. The weekend racing unfortunately coincided with the two hottest days of this summer’s record-shattering heat wave with heat index readings near 110 degrees on both Saturday and Sunday. Needless to say, bottled water was much in demand, and to the racers’ credit, everyone survived the sweltering challenge in high spirits. Typically 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. Funds raised came not just from the generosity of competitors but also from many ##Racers braved the record-breaking heat to participate in the Deltaville Leukemia Cup. Photo by Stephen Boling

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local, regional, and national commercial sponsors, led by the presenting sponsor SunTrust Bank, and countless individual community supporters, who were especially spirited this year. Four individuals raised funds enough to qualify for a Fantasy Sail in New Orleans this fall with Jobson. The top fundraiser and winner of the Roy F. Meyer Perpetual Trophy for the second consecutive year was skipper Diane Simon, who hails the Fishing Bay YC (FBYC) as the home port for her 33-foot racing sloop Happy Place. Other major fundraisers who will join her to crew with Gary on the Fantasy Sail are Rob Whittet, Robert Dejoung, and Carolyn Schmalenberger. The two-day racing format in light air was officiated under the auspices of FBYC by principal race officers Brooks Zerkel on the east course and Lud Kimbrough on the west course supported by a host of on-the-water volunteers. Overall awards for the top boats in each division were presented on Sunday afternoon at Stingray Point Marina following the final race.

As usual, the action at this year’s Leukemia Cup was not restricted to the racecourse. Members of the Stingray Harbour YC (SHYC) and other volunteers transformed a grassy field at Stingray Point Marina into the site for all the land-based events that included the Leukemia Cup Gala with auction, dinner, and musical entertainment by Premier. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) once again was overwhelmed with the level of enthusiasm from the local community. In particular, LLS expressed sincere appreciation to the co-sponsoring clubs, FBYC and SHYC, supporting club Wilton Creek Cruising Club, and host Stingray Point Marina for making it possible to stage such a blockbuster event in this rural area. Judy Buis, co-chair of the Leukemia Cup Regatta, says, “Despite the record heat we had a very successful weekend. Everyone should be proud of their efforts toward raising money to finding a cure for all blood cancers.” Click to for results.

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Renegade Takes Soverel 33 Nationals


nnapolis team Jim and Julia Graham and crew on Renegade won the eightboat Soverel 33 National Championship Regatta in Oyster Bay, NY, June 30 to July 1. Shown in this photo in the back row (L-R): Eric Haneberg, Jim DaSilva, Jim Graham, and Chris Junge; front row (L-R): Sean Carroll, Denise Lugton, Julia Graham, Caroline Sundman, and Collin Linehan.

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he 2012 London Olympics run July 27-August 12; competition in 10 sailing disciplines will be held out of Weymouth and Portland on England’s south shore. The United States is sending a strong team this year, according to Dean Brenner, chairman of the Olympic Sailing Committee. “The mode of our team as we head into the Olympic Games is calm and prepared. We have spent an enormous amount of time training at the event site,” Brenner notes. “I’d say we’ve spent more time in Weymouth than we did in Sydney, Athens, and Beijing combined. We have had a base in Weymouth for four years, and we are ready to go with no surprises. The team is very professional and very mature.”

Laser Radial, Paige Railey Racing in women’s single-handed dinghy starts July 30; medal race August 6; 10 races plus medal race Hometown: Clearwater, FL College: University of South Florida Recent Highlights: 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships— third place, 2011 Weymouth and Portland International Regatta— third place Dean’s Words: “If I had only one word to describe Paige, it would be courage. She has put in a serious effort and is a serious contender.”

Laser, Rob Crane

Racing in men’s single-handed dinghy starts July 30; medal race August 6; 10 races plus medal race Hometown: Darien, CT College: Hobart College Recent Highlights: 2012 Rolex Miami Olympic Classes Regatta— 16th place, 2011 ISAF World Championships—14th Dean’s Words: “On the final day in Perth [2011 ISAF Worlds], Rob sailed to a one, two in gold fleet, showing he can compete at that level. He’s a very analytical sailor.” Follow us!

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Brenner says that the team has made fitness a high priority for these Olympics, and the team, compared with years past, is more like a professional sports team, with full-time athletes in almost all classes. The funding and level of commitment from athletes and staff alike have all increased substantially. What conditions will our athletes face? “While in China, you could pretty much put all your eggs in the light-air basket. In Weymouth, you need a more complete tool box. It could be light and hot or windy, rainy, and cold,” Brenner explains. Here are the sailors who will be representing the United States at the 2012 London Olympic Games:

Finn, Zach Railey Racing in men’s heavy single-handed dinghy starts July 29; medal race August 5; 10 races plus medal race Hometown: Clearwater, FL College: University of Miami Previous Olympics: Zach won a silver medal in the Finn class, Beijing 2008 Recent Highlights: 2012 Rolex Miami Olympic Classes Regatta—first, 2012 Princess Sofia Trophy—second Dean’s Words: “Zach is professional, very fit, and highly committed—a model athlete.”

Men’s 470, Stu McNay & Graham Biehl

Racing in men’s double-handed dinghy starts August 2; medal race August 9; 10 races plus medal race Hometowns: Stu: Newton, MA; Graham: San Diego, CA College: Stu: Yale University Previous Olympics: Stu and Graham sailed to 13th in Beijing 2008 Recent Highlights: 2012 Rolex Miami Olympic Classes Regatta—fourth, 2011 Sail Melbourne—first Dean’s Words: “Stu and Graham bring a great deal of experience; this is not their first rodeo. They won two races at the 2008 games.”

##Anna Tunnicliffe, Molly Vandemoer, and Debbie Capozzi. Richard Langdon/U.S. Sailing

Women’s 470, Amanda Clark and Sarah Lihan Racing in women’s double-handed dinghy starts August 3; medal race August 10; 10 races plus medal race Hometowns: Amanda: Shelter Island, NY; Sarah: Ft. Lauderdale, FL Colleges: Amanda: Connecticut College; Sarah: Yale University Previous Olympics: Amanda skippered the U.S. women’s 470 team to 12th place in the 2008 Beijing Games Recent Highlights: 2012 Sail for Gold—second, 2011 Sail Melbourne—third Dean’s Words: “Amanda and Sarah have only been sailing together for 14 or 15 months, but they are a great match of experience and youthful energy.”

Star, Mark Mendelblatt & Brian Fatih

Racing in the men’s keelboat starts July 29; medal race August 5; 10 races plus medal race Hometown: Both hail from Miami, FL Colleges: Tufts University; El Camino College Previous Olympics: Mark finished eighth in Lasers at the 2004 Athens Olympics Recent Highlights: 2011 ISAF World Championship—third, 2011 Sail for Gold Regatta, eighth Dean’s Words: “Mark is a highly decorated sailor who isn’t intimidated by elite sailors. He and Brian are a great personality fit.”

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Women’s Match Racing, Anna Tunnicliffe, Molly Vandemoer, & Debbie Capozzi 49er, Erik Storck and Trevor Moore Racing in the men’s double-handed highperformance dinghy starts July 30; medal race August 8; 15 races plus medal race Hometowns: Erik: Huntington, NY; Trevor: Naples, FL/Pomfret, VT Colleges: Erik: Dartmouth College; Trevor: Hobart and William Smith Colleges Recent Highlights: 2012 Rolex Miami Olympic Classes Regatta—second, 2011 Weymouth and Portland International Regatta—22nd Dean’s Words: “Erik and Trevor have been on a steady ascent for the last several years. At Sail for Gold last month, they showed they can clearly play at the front of the fleet.”

Racing in the triple-handed Elliott 6m starts July 29; finals August 11; round robin followed by knockout rounds Hometowns: Anna: Plantation, FL; Molly: Stanford, CA; Debbie: Bayport, NY Colleges: Anna and Debbie, Old Dominion University; Molly, University of Hawaii at Manoa Previous Olympics: Anna won gold in Laser Radial, Beijing 2008; Debbie was

crew on seventh-place Yngling (women’s keelboat), Beijing 2008. Recent Highlights: 2012 ISAF Women’s Match Racing World Championship— second, 2011 ISAF Women’s Match Racing World Championship—first Dean’s Words: “This team is truly cohesive; I’m impressed by how well they complement each other and communicate with each other. They are talented and fit.”

Women’s RS:X, Farrah Hall

Men’s RS:X, Bob Willis

Racing in the women’s windsurfer starts July 31; medal race August 8; 10 races plus medal race Hometown: Annapolis College: St. Mary’s College of Maryland Recent Highlights: 2012 Rolex Miami Olympic Classes Regatta—second, 2011 Pan American Games—third Dean’s Words: “Farrah is incredibly committed. She is very fit and a great athlete.”

Racing in the men’s windsurfer starts July 31; medal race August 8; 10 races plus medal race Hometown: Chicago, IL College: Connecticut College Recent Highlights: 2012 Rolex Miami Olympic Classes Regatta—sixth, 2011 Pan American Games—seventh Dean’s Words: “He’s fit, he works very hard, and he’s very coachable. Bob is one of our best teammates.” Track results via










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Chesapeake Racer Profile by Molly Winans

Adam Werblow


hen I asked St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMC) head coach Adam Werblow to give me his one-minute sailing history before graduation from Connecticut College in 1988, I knew two things: one, that it would take longer than one minute, and two, that he would throw out some old-school dinghy names. He did not disappoint. “I grew up sailing at Larchmont YC, with a bunch of close friends I’m still close with today, and learned on a Dyer Dhow,” he says, “a horrendous boat. No boat is better for finding your way into irons… Then I moved on to the illustrious Blue Jay. Neither of which I was terribly skilled at sailing. I got my @*# kicked by Cathy McMichael, who sailed circles around me, dragging floaty toys behind her Dyer saying,‘Go boatie away!’… Then, I sailed Fireballs, the junior boat on Long Island Sound in the 1970s and early 1980s: a high performance machine I could sail with a partner and plane upwind. It’s a spectacular machine. That’s when I caught the bug.” Werblow later sailed I-420s, 5O5s, and Flying Dutchmen, all the while sailing Shields with his dad, Fred, whose boat Checkmate graced the cover of SpinSheet in November 2009 and who was winning Larchmont Race Week as we spoke. While he loved his experience on the Connecticut College sailing team, which was at the time run by undergrads and a mix of part-time coaches, Werblow became convinced there was a better format for success. “As time went on and I took on more team leadership responsibility and focused less on my sailing, I felt a little unfulfilled in my undergraduate sailing career. I believed that there was a better way to structure a program, and I wanted to prove to myself it could be done. I wanted to be a college sailing coach. SMC was willing to take a risk on a 22-year-old kid… Their trust in me along with my wonderful players and coaching partners have made it possible to succeed.” “I was extremely lucky to have Mike Ironmonger as my boss and mentor for 20 years,” Werblow says. “He was brilliant; he made it fun, always interesting, and funny to the core. Following Ironmonger’s retirement, he took the helm five years ago and remains amazed and thankful that he’s made a career of something so enjoyable.

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Do you ever go sailing anymore? At the moment, I sail in two Bugs, which Santa brought, fully rigged, next to the tree last year. As a couple, Amy and I divide and conquer each with one of our kids. It’s Saturday in the off-season. What do you do with yourself? There isn’t a lot of off-season. There’s Thanksgiving, and then the first Saturday in December is our alumni regatta. Then there’s Christmas, then the national coaches conference, the Mid-Atlantic conference… It seems that I’m away every weekend, which is probably Amy’s only real beef with my gig—she is ridiculously supportive. Do you have a book recommendation, sailing- or non-sailingrelated? If you ever want to teach anything to anyone, you have to read The Dot. I made all of my sailors read it before they went on to teach sailing. It’s life changing. If you had to take a long road trip, what would be on your playlist? Anyone who’s ever been stuck in a van with me knows that I listen almost exclusively to The Who and Pink Floyd—or the solo acts from founding members Pete Townshend and Roger Waters—except on Sundays in the fall, where the NFL reigns supreme. What sailing gear do you depend on? A Gill neck gator, OS Systems one-piece drysuit, known as my “bunny suit”, and a Black Diamond hat. What is your favorite place on the Chesapeake Bay? Point Lookout. It’s spectacular. Open water, no motorboats to contend with, except for an occasional waterman checking his crabpots. It’s the windiest place on the Bay with gorgeous clean, open water and big waves. Here’s an easy one for you. What advice would you give a young sailor? Sail with and against the very best people you can. Don’t get bogged down in wanting to sail on this or that boat and miss the opportunity to sail with someone who can teach you something. In a sport where a silly shackle can cost upwards of $100, knowledge is still the key to unlocking the fun.






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Annapolis Race Week & Cedar Point Race

CHESAPEAKE BAY YACHT RACING ASSOCIATION welcomes you to join us over Labor Day weekend Saturday, September 1st - Monday, September 3rd • Daily racing - drop mark courses or a single distance race according to fleet preferences • Cedar Point Race - Monday, September 3rd - point to point distance race finishing off Annapolis • Currently PHRF Corinthian, N, B, C plus J/105, Cat 27 & Cal 25 classes scheduled to race the Cedar Point Race while the others will remain on their drop mark courses • Daily tent parties - Free entry, entertainment, refreshments & award presentations • Party passes for alcoholic beverages available for pre-purchase at registration • Food & non-alcoholic drinks sold separately • Gosling’s rum, hats, and skippers bags • A green event! Recycling and trash removal managed by Annapolis Green & Waste Strategies • Open to Cal 25, Catalina 27, Farr 40, J/24, J/30, J/35, J/80, J/105 and Melges 24 classes and all PHRF fleets

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##John Kircher

yy As DC Sail’s new executive director, John Kircher will expand sailings of DC Sail’s Schooner American Spirit, grow adult membership, and make an impact on more local youth.

yy Jay Phillips, owner of 360 Yachting, is planning to open an Outer Banks (NC) branch in 2012-13. The company manages privately owned sailboats and powerboats, whose owners like having a yacht earn its own keep and enjoy tax advantages. Ideal for sailing and other watersports, the Outer Banks is rich in history, with seaports, life-saving stations, and lighthouses. Prospective owners and charterers can call (305) 394-9517.

yy Watermark’s newest excursion yacht, the 99-foot, 149-passenger Raven, now operates in Baltimore. The iconic 1900-steamship-inspired vessel offers luxurious private charters and stylish public cruises all year long. Raven is Watermark’s second excursion boat in Baltimore and the 13th vessel in the company’s fleet.

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yy Jackson Marine Sales/Shelter Cove Yacht Basin recently received a certificate for Responsible Recycling and installed a new high-speed holding tank pumpout system. (410) 287-9400, 86 August 2012 SpinSheet

yy The Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay and River Marsh Marina in Cambridge, MD, celebrate 10 years this year. During Crab Week yy The Mears Great Oak Marina in ChesterAugust 17-31, enjoy crab feasts, town, MD, is now one of 500 locations in the crabbing lessons, and a crab cake United States that participate in the BoatU.S. eating contest. Food Network Star Foundation’s free program that loans life finalist Mary Beth Albright will jackets to local kids. (410) 778-5007, present a crab-inspired cooking demo and sign copies of her kids’ book, How Apples Grow. In addition to several different packages, the resort offers discounts the 10th day of the month in 2012.

yy New in Baltimore, Matrixx Concierge Services helps boat owners find contractors to work on their vessels and provision for cruises, ##Mears Great Oak Marina manager Brad Wilson and fuel dock employee Taylor Levrage celebrate the helps clients with daily to weekly opening of the new BoatU.S. Life Jacket Loaner site. errands, gives seniors ages 65 and over a 15-percent discount on its yy TheSailingChannel is producing a documenhourly rate, and offers a 10-percent tary film, “Beyond Fear,” about Matt Rutherdiscount on hourly rates through ford and his historic, non-stop, solo circumthe end of August. navigation of the Americas in a 27-foot sailboat to raise funds for Chesapeake Region yy Bruce Hackett Accessible Boating. The film will include is the new sales dramatic video footage and photos Matt took representative during his nearly one year at sea; his arrival for the midand homecoming in Annapolis; and interAtlantic states views with Matt and his family, close friends, for Digital and colleagues. Yacht America

(DYA). With yy The U.S. Yacht Shows recently announced Hackett onthese winners of several drawings during board, DYA has ##Photo of Bruce the Bay Bridge Boat and Annapolis Spring Hackett courtesy secured two new Sailboat shows: Robert McGrath won a of DYA technical dealers: seven-day MarineMax Vacation in the BritMarine Technical Services in ish Virgin Islands; Keith Hilderbrandt won Tracys Landing, MD, and Mid a seasonal slip at the Bay Bridge Marina, Shore Electronics in Cambridge, and Justine Ameral won a seasonal slip at MD. Annapolis Landing Marina; Susan Smith and Nancy Noyes each won a framed limited yy J. Gordon & Company recently edition print of the Chesapeake Bay, courtesy named Bob Pierce as its director of of Alan James Robinson; Keith Geiman sales. The full-service yacht repair and Dianne Butler each won Maui Jim company in Annapolis specializes sunglasses, courtesy of Shades on the Bay; in yacht systems and carpentry. B. J. Marton won a Helly Hansen Boaters’ Goodie Bag; Jason Shin won dinner for two yy J/World Annapolis now offers at Hemingway’s Restaurant; Robert Gras a 16-hour on-the-water and won a Beautiful Boat Bucket, plus a $200 gift classroom course for anyone older certificate from Scandia Marine Services; Earl than 11 years who wants to operate Smith won free winterization of an outboard powerboats safely and improve runabout, courtesy of Annapolis Boat Sales; their boat-handling skills. jworland Jim McAteer took home a Complete Coastal Sailing Set. Send your Bay business soundbites and highresolution photos to



1995 Zodiac Pro 5 man 60-hp Evinrude maintained professionally by St Mary’s College. This is the standard of coach boats, bench seat, and side console, driven mainly by professional coaches. This boat won’t last at $6000. Annapolis Inflatables. 410-800-4443.

8 Ft. Fiberglass Dinghy for Row / Sail $899.00 Unusually good condition, weighs 90 lbs. fits nicely on davits. A 35 sq ft sail and rig fits inside the boat for storage. NEVER GOES FLAT. Foster Adams 410 570 2872

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BOAT SHARING Partners Wanted Existing boat partners/perfect 1990 Pearson 34 seek replacement sailors (Some “old guys” moving to power boat...) Contact for info/test sail on 3-4 man group. Sail every 3rd/4th week. (202) 321-6892. Boat Share, 30’ Bristol Sloop, In Mayo  Four partners: sail 2 weekend and 5+ weekdays a month, $1,850, No buy in, spring/fall workdays, John, H: 301-2702193, W: 202-552-6523. 35’ J35 ’85 For Sale - 1/3 owner/partnership in an existing very competitive J35 one design race program. Priced per 1/3 boat’s current market value. Slip in downtown Annapolis. Call 301-3202427

2011 Open 17 NO ENGINE, coach boat used by St Marys College of MD, traded up to a Milpro Zodiac. This is in good cond. and ready to repower and use. Offered at a bargain basement price of $2200. Annapolis Inflatables. 410800-4443. 2002 Zodiac Yachtline 70-hp Tohatsu Engine, Rip down EGO Alley in this boat! The Yachtline is all about the details and comfort. This boat won’t last at $7200 as it is in PRISTINE cond. Annapolis Inflatables. 410-800-4443. 2004 Zodiac Pro 650 NEW PVC Tubes, bottom paint. 453 hrs on 15hp Yamaha engine. Rip on over to the Eastern Shore, perfect Chesapeake Bay Cruiser! This boat is the BEST bang for the buck and won’t last at $22000. Annapolis Inflatables. 410-800-4443.

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2005 Avon Sea Sport DL Hypalon tubes, cover, and trailer. Maintained to a very high standard. This is the perfect boat for a couple or small family to cruise around the creeks of the Bay area. Won’t last at $6500. Annapolis Inflatables.

19’ Lippincott, Lightning ‘76 Hull number 12354 lippincott lightning sailboat, new rigging 1996, trailer new 2006, $3,250. (302) 740-4828. 22’ Catalina ‘83 Pop-Top, 5-hp motor, fully equipped plus many extras, a must see. Can be seen on Salt Works Creek. Asking $5,000. (410) 224-3088. J/24 ‘82 W/trailer. 3.5-hp 2-cycle motor, spinnaker pole, good sails, many extras, class measurement cert. Very good cond. Ready to sail. Located in Cape May. Asking $8,000. Call (609) 8641171.

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24’ Quick Step ‘89 Marconi rig, Hoyt self-tending jib, refurbished Fall 2010, new main, jib, running rigging, Honda 10-hp, Awlgrip hull, $14,900. See details on Yacht World. Call Buck (443) 8227518 or Paul (410) 610-5092.

24’ Wavelength 24 ‘84 Want to fill up your trophy case? Fun, fast, and easy to sail, proven race record! Clean Wavelength 24, with good sail inventory and many extras $7500. Chris 25’ Cape Dory ’80 Full keel, 4-stroke OB, VHF, anchors. Needs some TLC; otherwise sound boat. Docked at Calvert Marina. $2,500 (480) 540-6401. 25’ Hunter Cherubini ’82 Sails in good shape. 9.9 Yachtwin, fully reconditioned by Bayside Marine. Runs great. Safety netting. New thru hull valves. 2 new batteries. In Riley’s Marina, Middle River, Sail away! $1,500. (410) 288-0314 or (443) 962-8584 26’ Bristol ’73 Classic Great sailing sloop. H. Herreshoff design. Thousands in upgrades since 2003. Electric start Honda 9.9, cabin cushions, Raytheon inst., teak hand rails, standing rigging, hatch AC. Asking $7,500 OBO (703) 764-1277 MacGregor 26D ‘88 8-hp elec start Yamaha 2006, new main, VHF, fish finder/depth, PETH board/rudder, inflatable dinghy, trailer, in St Michaels, $3,200. 410-745-5507, 703-283-5338 26’ S2 8.0B ’81 Bay Dreamer is solid. Rigging electronics and appliances in great working condition. In the water ready to sail. 15 hp OMC with folding prop. Head, with holding tank $5,000 (302)228-6328 27’ Catalina ’72 5 sails, 9.8-hp Yamaha OB, 4-stroke electric start. New stereo, solar panel. Extremely water tight, no blisters. In good shape. $2,995 or w/ trailer & dinghy $3,995 (434) 808-4799, 27’ Catalina ’85 - $11,500 Boat is in great shape!!!! Ready to sail!!! Engine in good shape, new batteries, practically new spinnaker & gennaker. Inflatable raft, grill, replaced head & many items, and much more!! (301) 641-5570

27’ Catalina C-27 ’83 W/Atomic 4 30 HP, freshwater boat, 1 owner, VHF, DF, sailing bimini, full winter cover, factory steel cradle, NOW JUST $8,900. Jackson Marine Sales, North East, MD. Please call Stephen Parker 443-5532518

27’ Hunter ‘80 In Edenton, NC. Large newer sail inventory, in turn key cond. Ask $7,500. Check out full listing at, email us at, or call (866) 735-5926

27' Pearson '67 Classic sloop (Renegade). Shaw design. Large cockpit, sleeps 4. Good Atomic 4 engine. Good sails including new 150, 135 3DL Genoa, and spinnakers. Galesville. $7,500. (202) 422-9047. 28.5’ Hunter ‘86 $12,000 Many recent improvements (i.e. new rigging, port holes). Easy to sail! Good cond. Please call for details. Boat located at Bay Bridge Marina, Stevensville, MD. Cell 410 725-1026. 28.5’ Hunter ’86 Good condition, sleeps 6, Yanmar diesel 16HP, bimini, new covers, stereo, microwave, good starter boat, VHF, 3 batteries w/ charger. (610) 383-1594 Classic O’Day 28 ’80 Fully restored, 1999 inboard dsl, furling genoa, lazy jack main, all new canvas, new interior upholstery, all new halyards & sheets, excellent cond...ready to sail..sleeps 5.. $16,500 (410) 375-5789. 28’ Soverel ’68 Keel/CB (2.6’ / 4.5’), 6 ounce main, 2 genoas 6 ounce/5 ounce, spinnaker, crank roller reefing, Volvo dsl 2 cyl 15-hp, located Palm Coast, FL. $5K Jim (MD) (301) 340-6628, Nick (FL) (386) 445-1222. 29’ Cal ’77 $4900/Offer. 1977 Cal 2-29. Diesel, wheel, R/F, Martec prop, bottom painted 2012. Mainsail 2009, Genoas 2007 & 2010, two very old spinnakers. Annapolis slip until March 2013. (443) 621-9842,

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29’ Hunter 290 ’00 Comfortable cruiser perfect for the Bay as first boat or move-up. Easy to sail, singlehand or with family. Auto-pilot, SS arch, dodger, bimini. $39,900 Call Kirk Wilson at 410 639-7111, cell 614 989-7775 or for more info, or to list your boat.

Allmand 31' Tri Cabin, '84 Good cond. Universal 20-hp dsl engine. North Sails bimini, dodger, connector, etc. Cockpit mounted Garmin GPS. 2 new batteries. Standard electronic equipment. Many extras. Location: Rock Hall, MD. Contact 610-4997788

30’ Cal 9.2 Meter ’81 Ron Holland designed racer/cruiser, Universal 11hp dsl w/folding prop, main and 3 jibs, depth sounder/knot meter, wind speed and direction. See Youngsboatyard. com for photos and info. $8,500. 410477-8607 30’ Catalina ’87 Mark II Excel. cond., std rig, RF, wheel, depth, speed, wind, dodger, bimini w/bridge, Universal M25 XP dsl, at Worton Creek. Price reduced to $27,900 (267) 664-7433. 30’ Hunter ’78 Can be seen at Green Point Landing, Worton, MD. She’s a nice boat, I don’t have the time. $10,000 (410) 708-3094. 30’ Newport ’82 $14,500 furling jib, lazyjack main, spinnaker with pole & reaching strut, dodger & bimini, wheel with cover, 5” draft, Universal 11 hp, just washed and waxed, fresh bottom paint, single owner. (410) 216-8119. Pearson 30 Health forces sale. Several seasons out of the water. She needs; aired out, bottom paint & engine tune. Wonderful for club race & family cruising. Rigged to shorthand. Some newer inventory- $7400 obo to a good home. Call 313-522-7102 Ernest 30’ Ranger 2006/1977 Sailboat  High performance racer cruiser. 25-hp DSL, entire boat rebuilt and upgraded 2006. Way too many features to list Asking $17,500 Don (610)

30' Sabre '80 Roller furl jib, blister package, new North genoa, mast boom painted, Lewmar winches, bimini, sleeps 5, dsl, wheel, quality build, on hard, Deale, 10k OBO. sacrifice. (410) 997-6894.

31’ Columbia ‘68 $7,000 Hull #96 of 97 Model C-31, 95% restored too much to list. Please call for all details. Rebuilt Universal 30-hp. All new cock- pit cushions (closed cell), brand new interior cushions, all new paint. Over $12k invested. Ready to sail. Must sell, moving to FL. Call Bob (410) 949-0377. Ohlson 31 Classic Swedish offshore cruiser, Volvo dsl, RF,DF,KM, radio, draws 3’-9”,1969, beautiful lines, fully equipped. (410) 798-5834.

32’ Irwin Sloop ‘82 15-hp Yanmar, wheel steering, possible livaboard $5,500 obo, 1-443-564-1909. 33’ Cherubini Raider Hull #25 ’84 Tall Rig Deep keel, 20 sails, on Middle River $35K (410) 866-3015 or

2005 Catalina 34 MKII Anniversary Edition Beautifully maintained C34 MKII w/ Full Instrumentation, Furling Main & 135 Genoa. Many Options, 275 hours. $109,900 Will consider partial trade for C310, C320, C30MKIII. Specs & Photos, (610) 436-6577

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34.5’ J Boats J 34 C ‘90 Boat of the year winner, Volvo dsl, autopilot, new batteries & sail cover, roller furling, ideal for the Chesapeake, great performer, in Annapolis. Call (410) 266-0963 or (443) 994-1553 $53,500

34’ Sabre Mark II ‘87 Clean w/newer canvas, recent survey available for accepted offers, maintained mechanics and highly desired cabin/cockpit layout. Must see in Annapolis, Ask $54,000. Email us at, or call (866) 735-5926. 35’ Formosa 35 Ketch ‘82 4 ft draft and 11 ft beam. Roomy below but, needs some t.l.c. Inside. After a fresh coat of bottom paint she’s ready to splash. First $16k takes her. (202) 320-2256.

36’ Ketch Ferro Concrete ’84 65-hp Ford dsl, 5 sails, wheel steering, possible livaboard $7,500 obo 1-443-564-1909.

36' Hunter Sloop '80 Nice, clean, solid bay cruiser or live aboard. For more info please call Barry Heller 570-220-7105. Remainder of slip rental and parking deck can be included. $18,900 37’ Heritage West Indies Swing keel ( 7’ to 3.5’) draft. Blue Water boat. 1977 Oldie but goodie. Built to sail, ready to cruise. Solar, Auto pilot and much more. $38,000 OBO, (443) 5691274. 37’ Tartan 3700 ’01 K/CB  Comfortable, well-maintained, 1-owner boat w/great storage; large galley w/ custom pantry, great ventilation. Outfitted for cruising: extra fuel tank (total 60 gals), new AGM batteries (4 house, 1 start), kerosene/diesel heater, full canvas w/screen enclosure, main, 135 genoa, asymm, 45 CQR (170’ chain), 35 Bruce, double anchor roller, windlass w/ helm control, radar, A/P, many extras. $175,000., (252) 670-8785.

35' Pearson '76 Keel/CB, rebuilt A4, AP, GPS, VF, stereo, depth, dodger/bimini, RF, fully battened main, 2-burner gas stove/oven, solar battery charger, inflatable/2hp 2 stroke OB. $25,000. (410) 353-9464

35’ Pearson Sloop ‘70 GPS/VHF, dodger/bimini, roller headsail, rubrail, 23 HP diesel. Sleeps 6. Hull AWLGRIP 2006. Deck AWLCRAFT 2011. Also new 2011 mainsail, propeller, engine mounts, heat exchanger. $19,900 crew396@aol 443-534-5243 35’ Young Sun Cutter ’83 Perry designed double ender, Yanmar dsl, radar, Aries vane, water maker, dodger, classic blue water cruiser. Hampton, VA Price Reduced. $59,500 (407) 488-6958.

38' Shannon 1977 This classic beauty is in France! Ready to Sail the Med and beyond right now. She has all you need: SSB, AIS, Watermaker, the works. Impeccably maintained.,, 33 (0) 6 40 43 46 67 41’ Beneteau 411 ’99 Want to sell up, buy a boat, and sail south? This is the boat for you. 4 cabins, 3 berths, 2 AC units, SSB Radio, Chart Plotter, furling genoas. Ocean going boat with all safety gear. Live-aboard life rewarding and affordable. Can’t sail? Includes one week’s instruction by ASA Certified Instructor. Valued @ $135000 in survey last Nov. Owner too old to sail. (302) 478 8844 or

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“Cascadura” 4 Cabins /4 Heads Located Tortola, BVI Asking $359,000


2008 LEOPARD 40

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

“Seaduction” 4 Cabins /4 Heads Located Tortola, BVI Asking $289,000

2006 LEOPARD 46

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

“The White Rose” 3-4 Cabins / 2 Heads Located Tortola, BVI Asking $120,000

2005 LEOPARD 47

2008 LEOPARD 43

“Kokomo” 4 Cabins / 4 Heads Located St. Vincent Asking $285,000

2007 CYCLADES 43

“Gemini” 3 Cabins /3 Heads Located Tortola, BVI Asking $120,000

2006 LAGOON 410

“Annie K” 4 Cabins /4 Heads Located Tortola, BVI Asking $245,000

2004 LAGOON 380

2007 CYCLADES 39

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

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


Cayenne 41 - Comfortbator 1986 Rare boat for the sailing purest. Excellent cond. throughout. Highest standard of construction, prohibitively expensive production in today’s market. Systems updated. Impressive sail inventory. Act soon to determine new awlgrip. $85,000. (717) 392-5498. 41’ Hunter DS ’07 Like new, white hull, well-appointed, cruise-equipped w/ E80 & E120, 6KW Gen, davits, dinghy and 8-hp O/B motor. Professionally maintained . $200,000 Call Tom Shoemaker at 804-577-7265 or email 41’ Morgan OI ’79 Center Cockpit. Westerbeke, runs well. 2 Staterooms w/ head and shower. 3 burner CNG stove and oven. New Canvas, full winter cover. GREAT LIVEABOARD! $30,000. (410) 437-1700.

42’ Endeavour CC Sloop ‘86 Fully equipped w/radar, chartplotter, autopilot, 2 factory installed A/C units, Doyle stack pack, clean low hr 62-hp Perkins and much more. Currently on the hard in Baltimore for bottom paint and detailing. Below market value at $79,900 Call 443-838-7141 or email me at,

42' Moody CC '00’ classic blue hull, AC, Espar heating, cruise-equipped w/ davits, wind generator, MaxProp & more, $199,400. Call Kirk Wilson, cell 614-989-7775 or for more info or to list your boat.

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DUFOUR 44 PERFORMANCE '05 Huge sail inventory and cruising amenities make this a true fast cruiser. Shoal keel version expands the cruising ground from the Chesapeake to Florida. Asking $270K Contact: Harold @ Annapolis Yacht Company 410-268-7171 or GRAND SOLEIL 40 '07 Very lightly used high performance cruiser with a great equipment list. Price has been reduced for a quick sale, replacement cost is $450K and asking price is only $295,000. Call Harold @ Annapolis Yacht Company 410-268-7171.

• Deltaville, VA 23043 804-776-7575 • • Annapolis, MD 21403 410-267-8181 • 2003 Hunter 466 with gen and air, 3 staterooms, shoal keel, furling main and jib, clean and ready to go. Price reduced to $155,000/best offer. Call Harold @ 619-840-3728

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

OYSTER 49 2003 Captained maintained one owner vessel with everything needed for long range cruising including bowthruster, 3 AC units, 9kw generator, massive dinghy davits & all electric winches. Asking $695,000 obo. Call Harold @ 410-268-7171 or 619-840-3728

26’ Island Packet 26 MKI ‘81 Lily P is classic IP styling – huge cockpit , large interior, centerboard. Simple systems, great family boat. $21,000. Deltaville, VA Call Jonathan 804-436-4484 or 33’ J/100 ’05 Just Reduced Again! $87,000! Excellent shape, sails continuously upgraded, great race record and a fun boat to sail. Contact Bob Oberg at (410) 267-8181 or 36’ Dehler 36 ’01 High quality racer/cruiser w/all the amenities of a comfy cruiser and the speed of racers of her size…she is beautiful. Contact Tim at 410-267-8181 36’ Sabre 362 ’01 Ducky is a well equipped with all the extras you would expect. Maintained to a high standard. Ready to sail now. $195,000 Paul Rosen 410-267-8181 or 39’ Beneteau 393 - THREE Available  Very clean 2 & 3 cabin models from $129,000. Some are loaded with great gear, others are equipped for pleasurable coastal cruising. Contact Tim at 410-267-8181

1955 40’ A & R Rhodes R-27 Rare classic yacht! Recent $200,000 restoration. Asking $120,000. Andrew Smith 410-533-5362

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

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

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 410-2687171.

40’ Koopmans Pilothouse ‘96 Fantastic Aluminum cruising boat. Centerboard, cruising gear, solar panel, wind generator, Aries wind vane, electronics package, excellent storage 2-cabin, 2-head. $ 255,000. Deltaville, VA Call Jonathan 804-436-4484 or 42’ Beneteau 423 ‘04 Well equipped & clean. One of Beneteau’s best. Air/Heat, Chartplotter, Radar, Furling sails, Gennaker, Whisker pole. Deltaville, VA $185,000 Call Jonathan 804-436-4484 Photos at

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1979 Shucker 436 Motorsailor $77,000

1998 Hunter 410 $115,000

1996 Koopmans 40 Pilothouse $255,000

’02 ’03 ’04 Beneteau 393 4 from $119,900

’94 ‘96 ’01 Sabre 362 3 from $99,000

J-Boats J/100 ’05 $87,000

2007 Beneteau 49 3 from $324,000

’03 ’06 Beneteau 473 2 from $199,000

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Marshall 22 '90...................................$35,000 34 C&C 34 '79 '85 2 from ....................$26,500 37 Caribiana 23 '09 ...............................$34,500 34 Cal 34 '70............................................$38,500 37 Island Packet 26 MKI '82 .................$21,000 34 Egg Harbor Golden Egg 34 '90 ......$95,000 37 Nonsuch 26 '86 .................................$39,000 34 Hatteras 34 '65............................... $150,000 34 Bristol Channel Cutter 28 '87........$99,900 34 J-105 34 '00.........................................$84,500 37 Cape Dory 28 '82 .............................$24,500 34 Westerly Seahawk '85 .....................$55,000 38 Baba 30 '83 .........................................$44,900 35 Allmand 35 '82...................................$31,000 38 C&C 30 '88 2 from...........................$32,900 38 35 Bayliner 3587 Motoryacht Aft cabin '97 $67,500 Cruisers Yachts 300 Express '03...$59,900 38 35 Beneteau 350 '89...............................$46,900 Custom Gaff Rig Schooner 30 '59 $37,500 38 35 Beneteau 351 '95...............................$69,900 Hunter 30 '88.....................................$29,950 38 35 Beneteau 352 '99...............................$75,000 Siedelmann 30T '85 ..........................$19,500 38 35 Bristol 35.5 '79...................................$59,000 S2 9.1 30 '85.......................................$26,000 39 35 Island Packet 350 '99..................... $165,000 Catalina 310 '00.................................$63,500 39 35 O'Day 35 '88......................................$37,500 Beneteau Oceanis 321 '95 ..............$42,000 40 35 Regal Commodore 3560 '05 ....... $129,000 Catalina 320 '00.................................$72,500 40 35 Schock Sloop 35 '01 .........................$62,500 Freedom 32 '83 .................................$32,000 40 36 Albin Trawler 36 '81 ........................$49,500 Island packet 32 '92 ..........................$89,900 40 36 Beneteau 36.7 '04..............................$94,900 Grand Banks 32 '88 ....................... $117,000 40 36 Catalina 36 '87 '90 2 from...............$47,900 O'Day 322 '87....................................$28,000 40 36 Dehler 36 '01 .................................. $139,000 Endeavour 33 '84 ..............................$36,900 40 36 Hunter 36 '05.................................. $116,500 J-Boats J/100 33 '05...........................$87,000 41 36 Pearson 36 '89 ...................................$69,900 Cherubini Raider 33 '81 ..................$34,000 41 36 Sabreline 36' 04 .............................. $224,900 INFO ANNAPOLISYACHTSALES WWW41 Tashing Mason 33 '86.......................$69,000 36 Sabre 362 '94 '96 COM '01 3 from ..........$99,000



42 Beneteau 423 '03 '06 2 from ....... $185,000 Hunter 376 '97 ..................................$85,000 43 Beneteau 43 '11.............................. $259,900 Moody 376 '88...................................$89,000 43 Pan Oceanic 43 '81...........................$94,900 Nordic Tug 37 '99.......................... $249,900 43 Schucker 436 Motorsailor '79........$77,000 Rinker Fiesta Vee 342 '06 ...............$95,000 44 Beneteau 44.7 '05........................... $209,900 Sea Ray Express 37 '99 ................. $134,900 44 Beneteau 440 '93............................ $155,000 Beneteau 381 '98 '99 2 from ..........$94,900 44 Dean Catamaran 440 '02 ............. $259,000 Catalina 38 '85 ...................................$45,000 44 Hylas CC 44 '89 ............................. $159,900 Hunter 380 ' 00 .............................. $119,500 44 Navigator 4400 '03 ........................ $225,000 Sabre 38 Mk II '89 '95 2 from...... $114,900 45 Custom 45 '04 ................................ $649,900 Sabre 38 '85........................................$79,500 45 Morgan 45 CC '04 ......................... $164,900 Wauquiez Hood 38 '86 ................ $109,900 46 Beneteau 46 '07 '08 2 from ......... $279,900 Wauquiez Hood 38 MKII '84 .........$79,900 46 Hunter 460 '00 ............................... $189,000 Beneteau 393 '02 '03 '04 4 from $119,900 46 Leopard Catamaran 46 '09 .......... $699,000 Pearson 39 '89 ...................................$88,000 46 Tartan 4600 ' 93 '95 2 from ........ $269,000 Beneteau 40 '09.............................. $214,900 46 Venus 46 '81.................................... $105,000 Beneteau 40.7 '01........................... $169,900 47 Beneteau 473 '03 '06 2 from...... $199,000 CS 40 '89.............................................$99,000 47 Beneteau 47.7 '04........................... $274,900 Delphia 40 '06................................. $179,900 47 Compass 47 '81.................................$78,000 Palmer Johnson NY 40 '78..............$57,000 49 Beneteau 49 '07 3 from................ $324,000 Hunter 40.5 '95 .................................$89,000 50 Beneteau Mooring 505 '02........... $180,000 Koopmans 40 '96 ........................... $255,000 50 Beneteau 50 '07.............................. $585,000 Beneteau 411 '98 '00 2 from ....... $129,900 58 Nexus 600 Catamaran '10 .. $1,360,000.00 Hunter 410 '98 ............................... $115,000 NNAPOLIS ACHT COM 76 Franz Maas 76 '74 .......................... $499,000 Lord Nelson 41' 1987 .................. $174,000 ALES





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43’ Beneteau 43 ’11 The perfect boat for cruising the Bay and your longer term plans to sail the Caribbean. She is mint and well equipped! $259,000 Please contact Tim at 410-267-8181 44’ Beneteau First 44.7 ’04  Loaded and virtually unused!!! Great gear and anxious owner. Owner just reduced the price to $209,900. Bring any reasonable offer. Contact Dan 410-2678181 or 46’ Hunter 460 ’00 Rhapsody is well maintained 3 cabin version in commission ready to sail now. Large comfortable cruising boat at a great value. $189,000 Contact Paul Rosen 410-2678181 47’ Beneteau 473 ’06 Perfect live aboard! Great accommodations, equipment & the price makes her your best choice. $274,900. In Annapolis, available to see anytime. Contact Dan at 410-267-8181 or 49’ Beneteau 49 ’07 LOADED!! A/C, Gen set, bow thruster, dinghy Arch, electric winches & much more. Excellent cond. Call now to see in Annapolis. Asking $344,000. Contact Bob Oberg (410)-267-8181

33’ Hunter ‘07 This Hunter 33 is in excellent cond. She has had her prop tweaked to provide 6.75 boat speed & she has a new North Gennaker to provide great light air performance. Her upgraded Balmar alternator& additional batteries allow plenty of juice. There is a custom full cockpit enclosure for late fall cruising. She easily cruises with 2 couples & has been prepped by a very knowledgeable owner so she is really ready to cruise. $94,500 757-480-1073 34’ Catalina ‘91 Nice cond., Walkthru transom, AC, refrigeration, Roller Furling, cockpit shower, cockpit table, total engine hrs 364, new fabric on cushions $46,000 757-480-1073 50’ Colin Archer Duch built steel pilothouse ketch This is a serious all oceans passage maker ready to cruise. Please see our web site for details. $350,000 Not for sale in US waters. Bay Harbor Brokerage 757-480-1073

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31’ Pacific Seacraft ’06. Splendid late model example of this famous Crealock design; Electric windlass; 6001+ autopilot; E80 chartplotter; bimini & dodger; custom winter cover; 703-593-7531

32’ Island Packet '90 Price reduced REDUCED AGAIN!-Cutter, Heat/AC, refrigeration, autopilot, wind, speed, depth, bimini, dodger, stereo, Maxi-prop, Harken furler, dark green hull. Now $64,900. K e n @ C r u s a d e r Ya c h t s . c o m 443-223-8901 35’ Treworgy ‘95 A custom steel pilothouse cutter. Mark Treworgy is known for his fine craftsmanship in steel and wood. Don’t miss this beautiful, world cruiser. $103,500. 443-223-8901

41' Hunter DS '05 You'll love the airy feeling of the deck salon. Roomy, luxurious interior. Meticulously maintained by original owners - Fully equipped, genset, air and more!! $179,000 D a v e @ C r u s a d e r Ya c h t s . c o m 443-850-4197

41' Tartan 4100 '98 One owner boat. Cruise equipped with Air, radar, plotter, Autopilot & more. Cherry interior, flag blue hull. 25k price reduction to $199,900 - Offers encouraged. M i k e @ C r u s a d e r Ya c h t s . c o m 410-703-7986

Hunter 420 ’03. Center Cockpit w/enclosure; Luxurious owner’s stateroom aft w/centerline queen berth; AC/heat, genset; Furling main & genoa; dinghy & motor. Spectacular condition. R o d @ C r u s a d e r Ya c h t s . c o m 703-593-7531 44’ Tartan 4400 ’08 & ’07 Two Available, both have it all....Genset, air, thruster, leisure furl boom, radar / plotters & more. Ready for offshore or inshore cruising. Replacement value over 700k. Very smart value if you are considering new. From $525,000 410-7037986.

53’ Mason Center Cockpit Ketch Ta Shing Built – 1984. NON SKID decks. (NO TEAK!) White Awlgrip hull. Yanmar 140hp (2002). Kohler 8KW Generator(2000). Electric winches. $265,000 B i l l @ C r u s a d e r Ya c h t s . c o m 484-576-0804

27’ Catalina Wing Keel, Wing Keel, Universal dsl, wheel steering, newer sails (2004), new electronics (2006), perfect starter boat $18,000 Call Tony Tumas Cell 443-553-5046 (day or eve), Office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details. Email: Tony@greatblueyachts. com, 30’ Catalina 30 ’84 Tall Rig “L” Shaped Salon, Clean and Ready to Sail - $ 19,500 Call Tony Tumas Cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), Office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details. Email:, www. 32’ Catalina 320 ’03 Wing keel, full batten main, plotter, full canvas, dinghy w/ OB, Cruis-n-Carry AC $76,900 Call Tony Tumas Cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), Office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details. Email:, www.

40’ Catalina 400 ’06 Loaded and Clean – In-Mast, bow thruster, E120 plotter/radar, Air/Heat, full canvas $225,000 Call Tony Tumas Cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), Office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details. Email:, www. 41’ Morgan Out Island 416 ’82  JUST REDUCED - Ketch rig center cockpit – Loaded! dual zone AC/ Heat, generator, full cockpit enclosure, AP, frig, freezer, many recent upgrades $59,500 Call Tony Tumas Cell 443-553-5046 (day or eve), Office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details., 45’ Hunter 456 ’06 Beautiful boat – Fully loaded – In mast furling, generator, 2 zone air, Raymarine E120 radar/ plotter, Autopilot & more $255,000 Call Tony Tumas Cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), Office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details. Email:,

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2008 Gemini 105MC Very well equipped for cruising including gen & A/C, an excellent value! Please call for detailed specs & more photos. The Moorings Brokerage Annapolis 410-280-0520.

26’ Catalina ’92 Sloop, 9.9 -hp OB, Roll furl $9,950 Lippincott Marine (410) 827-9300 29’ Bayfield ’84 Yanmar dsl, 3’6” draft $26,500 Lippincott Marine (410) 8279300. 30’ Catalina ’85 Dsl, Tall Rig, dodger $25,000 Lippincott Marine (410) 8279300. 30’ Lippincott ’83 Yanmar dsl, Roll furl, shoal draft $19,500 Lippincott Marine (410) 827-9300/ 32’ Dufour ’07 325 Grande Large, 19hp dsl, wheel, RF, dinghy $124,500 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 $183,900 Lippincott Marine (410) 827-9300/

35’ 1986 C&C 35 MKIII This is a very nice clean boat that will make a nice cruiser or great club racer. To Learn more please call David Malkin 410-280-2038. This boat is price to sell as his NEW Dufour is on the way. Offered at $41,500 Trade Boat. Will take reasonable offers. (410) 280-2038.



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7330 Edgewood Road, Suite 1 Annapolis, MD 21403 36’ Modified NY 36 (1981) 1st to Newport and 1st to Halifax (2009). Race ready with excellent sail inventory and equipment (Custom keel, Carbon Fiber Mast, Ockams,radar & more).PHRF rating 108 (114 w/ furler). Price reduced: $33,000 Call David Cox 410-310-3476 or

30’ Nonsuch Classic 1984 New listing! Many upgrades including new canvas and new cushions. Windlass, davits, swim platform, Raymarine radar/GPS/plotter, marine A/C-heat, and electric head. Asking $59,900. Contact Rick Casali 410-279-5309 or J/32 ’01 Shoal draft 4’10” and fantastic cond. New dodger, bimini & 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. $99,000, call Paul Mikulski 410-961-5254 33’ J 100 ’05 The J 100 is the perfect Chesapeake Bay racer/daysailor. Major price reduction makes this boat even more attractive at $84,900 Come talk to the original J Daddy Paul Mikulski for an appointment. Call direct 410-961-5254 34’ J 105s Yes we have them so come talk to the J Boat Experts and see the why this is the best One Design boat on the Chesapeake Bay. We have many available and would love to show them to you. Please call the office and talk to any of our staff at 410-280-2038

34’ Tartan 1986 New listing! 2nd generation S&S model; masthead/double spreaker rig; Scheel keel 4’6” draft; 27 hp Yanmar; RF genoa; self tailers; sleeps 6. Priced to sell at $45,000. Contact Rick Casali 410-279-5309 or

37’ B&C ’05 Grand Soleil Win races in style. Extra tall rig & 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 w/ full cruising amenities. You won’t find a nicer dual purpose yacht. $239,000 Contact David at 410-280-2038 or

'05 Hunter 36 - $125,000

REDUCED '06 Hunter 38 - $139,000

'05 Jeanneau 49 - $260,000

JUST REDUCED '08 Hunter 36 - $155,000

'05 Hunter 33 - $89,000

REDUCED '84 Hunter 31 - $22,000

37’ Peterson ’85 Classic racer/cruiser. Fast and comfortable. Top level care. New electronics and lots of sails plus much more. Two boat owner says SELL. Now offered at $44,500. You need to see this boat! 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. Now offered at $119,000. You need to see this boat! Contact David at (410) 280-2038 or 40’ J120s North Point has two J 120s. If you want a very competitive boat that likes to be in the ocean and race on the bay than you need to look at the J 120s. The Class is looking into forming a J 120 class here on the bay to race One Design! Call us to learn more 410-280-2038 46’ J 46 ’00 Full Deck is spectacular!. Long range cruising at its best can be had w/this fully equipped & well cared for J46. Call me to discuss this boat in detail. Priced to sell at $389,900. Call Paul Mikulski direct 410-961-5254 or

'97 Hunter 376 - $84,000

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Hunter ‘06 ............... $ 9,900 Tanzer ’87................ $ 9,900 Hunter ‘02 ............... $ 27,000 Hunter ‘79 ............... $ 9,997 S2 8.6 ’85 ................ $ 16,900 Hunter ‘99 ............... $ 33,000 Hunter ‘00 .............. $ 42,000 Morgan ’72 ............. $ 6,999 Hunter ‘80 ............... $ 14,500 Hunter ’81 ............... $ 15,000 Hunter ‘86 ............... $ 30,000 Allmand ‘80............. $ 22,000 Hunter ’84 ............... $ 22,000 Pearson ‘87 ............. $ 39,500 Hunter ‘00 ............... $ 53,000 Beneteau ’95........... $38,500 Pearson ’89 ............. $ 47,000 Hunter ‘05 ............... $ 89,000 Hallberg Rassy ‘76... $ 49,900 Hunter ’83 ............... $33,000

36 Hunter '05 ............... $130,000 36 Hunter ’05 ............... $125,000 36 Hunter ’08 ............... $155,000 36 Hunter ‘10 ............... $150,000 37 Irwin Ketch ‘76 ........ $ 49,900 376 Hunter ’96 ............... $ 84,000 376 Hunter ‘97 ............... $ 72,000 376 Hunter ‘97 ............... $ 84,000 38 Hunter ’06 ............... $139,000 38 Hunter ‘09 ............... $170,000 380 Hunter ’00 ............... $104,900 380 Hunter ‘02 ............... $119,000 380 Hunter ’02 Sloop..... $109,900 41AC Hunter ’07 ............... $179,000 426 Hunter ‘03 ............... $179,000 456 Hunter ’03 ............... $215,000 460 Hunter ‘02 ............... $159,900 49i Jeanneau '04........... $260,000 49 Jeanneau ’05.......... $260,000

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33’ Hunter ’05 Molly Brown is a beautiful two-owner cruiser. She’s equipped with In-mast furling, AC/Heat, Autopilot/GPS, engine upgrade(29HP),& more! $89,000, Norton Yacht Sales,(804)776-9211, www. 36’ Hunter ’08 Captain’s Lady is a one-owner 36 that has been meticulously maintained. Equipped with In-Mast Furling, Raymarine C80 GPS/Plotter, Auto-Pilot, AC/Heat, freezer & much more. $155,000 Norton Yacht Sales (804) 776-9211, www.nortonyachts. com 36’ Hunter ‘05 Flamingo is a twoowner cruiser with in-mast furling, AC/ Heat, Refrigerator, Autopilot, DVD/ TV, GPS, and much more!! 125,000, Norton Yacht Sales, (804)776-9211, 376 Hunter ’97 Zephyrus is a wellmaintained beauty equipped with AC/ Heat, Stereo/CD, Autopilot, GPS/Plotter/Radar & much more! $84,000, Norton Yacht Sales,(804)776-9211, www. 38’ Hunter ’06 Airam is a beautiful vessel in excellent cond. She’s equipped with In-mast furling, ST60 upgrade, Bose system, AC/Heat, CD/Stereo, TV/ DVD, autopilot/Plotter, freezer & MORE! REDUCED $139,000, Norton Yacht Sales, (804)776-9211,

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. Just Reduced! $179,000 Norton Yacht Sales (804) 776-9211,

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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:$11,990 Call Regent Point Marina @ 804-758-4457 www.regentpointmarina. com

30’ S-2 Sloop 9.2 ’77 20-hp Yanmar dsl engine 1996, wheel steering, roller furling genoa, autopilot, VHF, Depth, etc. Nice pocket cruiser w/accommodations for the whole family. Asking $16,500 OBYS 410-226-0100 32’ Hunter Vision Sloop ’91 Open concept interior w/aft cabin, 4’6” draft, VHF, depth & knot meter, wheel steering, walk-thru transom & much more. Asking $29,000 OBYS 410-226-0100 38’ Wauquiez Sloop ’83 Ted Hood design. Has the interior volume of a much larger vessel. Perkins dsl, keel stepped spar is offshore capable, great family cruiser. Asking $64,900 OBYS 410-226-0100 44’ Nordic Sloop ‘83 Unique opportunity for the right person! Off Soundings has been on land for over 20 yrs. “where is as is” purchase. Have recent Peter Hartoff survey available. Asking $47,500 OBYS 410-226-0100

30’ Catalina ’85 Mariso Nice family cruiser, roomy accommodations, H/C pressure water, RF, Priced To sell @ $19,900 Call Regent Point Marina 804758-4457 30’ Catalina ‘88 “Only for You” Priced to sell. Great Bay cruiser, shoaldDraft, Very dlean, roller furling, 21-hp Universal Asking:$20,900 Call Regent Point Marina @ 804-758-4457www.regentpointmarina. 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: $14,900 PRICE REDUCED, Regent Point Marina (804) 758-4457

32’ Beneteau Oceanis 321 ’97 Argos Popular cruiser, Enormous aft cabin w/ over sized berth, Ref/Freezer, RF, Yanmar dsl, ready to go, PRICE REDUCED: $45,000 Call Regent Point Marina@ 804-758-4457 32’ Sabre OB ’84 THECARMIC , ONE OWNER Quality Built Boat, 21-hp Westerbeke dsl., RF, dodger, AP, depth, Speed/Log, AP wind, open galley, Private aft cabin, enclosed head, Nav station. $35,500 PRICE REDUCED! Call Regent Point Marina@ 804-758-4457 33’ Hunter 336 ’97 Final Mischief” Furlex roller furler, dodger, bimini, 2-hp Yanmar dsll, Huge cockpit great for family sailing. Asking: $54,900 Call Regent Point Marina 804-758-4457 37’ Beneteau Envision ’83 Ideal live-aboard. 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 37’ Jeanneau Sun Odyssey ’02  Ricochet Clean, Well Cared for Ready to go. A/C heat pump, autohelm, radar, chartplotter, bimini, dodger & much more. Priced @ $114,950 Call Regent Point marina 804-758-4457

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Valiant 42 ’97 Yes we love our Valiants for good reasons. Kate just sailed this boat back from Guatemala’s Rio Dulce! Rare late 90s boat with 1100 hours on the engine! It’s your opportunity to own Antares. $279K 410-871-2955

RogueWave specializes in high quality, ocean-going vessels of substance and character. We need some more blue water boats to represent! Proud reps for Valiant Yachts and Outbound Yachts. If you want a good solid blue water boat cruising boat, call RogueWave at 410 571-2955. Check out our Buyer’s Agent Services. By Appointment Only!

NorSea 27 ’78 The smallest and most affordable ocean going boat you could own! This one is special. We have several to choose from! Starting at 37K 410-871-2955

Tayana 37 ’85 Great cruising boat for little money. Safe and solid with many upgrades this is a very good boat if you are looking under that $100K mark. It does not get better. $89K 410 571-2955

Island Packet 39 ’88 Special IP with hard dodger and new Yanmar 50 HP diesel equipped to cruise with solar and wind generator, great sails, great canvas, good to go South. Knows the way to the Bahamas! $149K 410-871-2955

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Saga 43 ’95 Bob Perry’s modern performance cruiser, fast and fun to sail. Spacious interior. Two staterooms, two heads and a quarter berth. Low maintenance, great sailing boat. Like sailing fast? Love Bold Spirit. $195K 410 571-2955

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53’ Mason `84 ..................................... $265,000 44’ Tartan 4400 ‘07 & ‘08 from .......... $525,000 43’ Mason `79 ..................................... $105,000 43’ Saga `00 ........................................ $245,000 42’ Catalina 42 MK II `00 .................... $159,000 42’ Catalina 42-3 `89 ............................ $92,500 42’ Endeavour Center Cockpit `85 ... $100,000 42’ Hunter 420 `03 .............................. $189,000 41’ Lord Nelson `83 ........................... $148,000 41’ Bristol Aft Cockpit `87 ................. $152,900 41’ Hunter 41DS `05 ........................... $179,000 41’ Tartan 4100 `98 ............................ $199,900 40’ Bristol major refit `76 .................. $100,000 40’ Pacific Seacraft upgrades `96 .... $284,000 40’ J Boat J/40 `87 ............................. $100,000 39’ Catalina 390 `02 ........................... $135,000 38’ Ericson 380 by PacSea `98 ........ $154,900 38’ C&C 115 `11.................................. $249,000 38’ C&C 115 `08.................................. $169,000 37’ Pacific Seacraft `99...................... $197,500 37’ Tartan 3700 `10 ............................ $335,000 37’ Tartan 3700 `03 ............................ $189,000 37’ Dickerson `85 ................................. $75,000 36’ Frers `87 ......................................... $69,000 35’ Treworgy Steel Cutter `95 ........... $103,500 35’ Ericson 350 by PacSea `98 ............Inquire 35’ Express `86 .................................... $60,000 34’ Pacific Seacraft ‘89 & ‘90 from ... $110,000 34’ Najad 343 `84.................................. $85,000 32’ C&C 99 ‘04 &’06 from ................. $115,000 32’ Catalina 320 `95 ............................. $54,000 32’ Island Packet `90 ........................... $64,900 31’ Pacific Seacraft `06...................... $160,000

Mason 44 ’94 Gorgeous sailing vessel with incredible liveaboard space. Two stateroom, one head layout. All amenities. No teak decks, lightly used, amazing opportunity. $287K 410-871-2955

43’ 2002 Jeanneau Deck Salon Yanmar 75hp DSL, A/C, RF Wing Keel, 5’2” Draft $173,900 Hylas 46 ’02 Center cockpit, two stateroom, luxurious liveaboard home fully equipped with ALL amenities, AC, heat, bow thruster, blue Awlgripped topsides. Realistic seller. Priced to sell $398K 410 571-2955

Sundeer 60 ‘95 This Steve Dashew design is the perfect sailing vessel for your circumnavigation! She already did it once. Equipped for the task! Commissioned and ready to go now. Realistic seller. Priced to sell $545K 410-871-2955

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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 Call/OFFERS Bayfield Yanmar DSL, 3’6” Draft $26,500 Catalina DSL, Tall Rig, Dodger $25,000 Ranger Univ. Del 25 HP, RF, Dodger, Bimimi $25,000 Lippincott Yanmar DSL, Roll Furl, Shoal Draft $19,500 Dufour 325 Grande Large, 19 Hp DSL, Wheel, RF, Dinghy $124,500 Catalina 32 FB Main w/ Dutch, AP Call $72,500 Hunter 376 Yanmar AC/Gen, NEW LISTING $79,500 Hunter Yanmar 50hp, A/C, AP, Inverter $99,500

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28’ Alerion Express ’99 Elegant day sailer drawn by Carl Schumacher. Navy topsides, Yanmar dsl. Bristol cond.... Offered at $59,900 (410) 6399380, 32’ Hunter 326 ‘02 Loaded with all the goodies including Reverse Cycle Air! Very nice shape ready to go!...Offered at $59,900 (410) 639-9380, 34’ Catalina 34MKII ’01 The cleanest, best equipped MKII out there! A/C, Only 500 hrs, loaded & spotless! Offered at $89,000 (410) 639-9380, 38’ Hunter 386 ’03 Great comfortable cruiser Total time 340 hrs! Spotless! A/C, Genset, Radar, Loaded! ... (410) 639-9380,

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John Kaiser, owner of Yacht View Brokerage LLC, Is offering complimentary dockage, electric and weekly professional cleaning for all Power and Sailing yachts from 20’ to 75’, until sold! A USCG 100 Ton Master with 25 years of experience, John has built a strong reputation nationally for excellent service and incredible listing to sale time(Usually less than 45 days!). John’s clients have often purchased multiple boats through him and many have become lifetime friends. Contact John Kaiser to request a referral to his most recent satisfied Sellers and to discuss listing your beautifully maintained yacht! Email:, Cell: 443-223-7864, Office: 410-9231400, Website:



BOATS FOR SALE! SAILBOATS 14 ft. Sailfish. Fiberglass. $150. 1984 Hunter 22. Fixed keel. r/f, auto-pilot. Nissan 2-cycle outboard. $1,000. 1983 Catalina 25. Main, roller-furling. 4-cycle o/b. Good condition. $3,000. 1979 O’Day 25. Yamaha 8 hp o/b. Clean and ready to go. $3,000. 1985 Hunter 25.5. Main, Jenny, Jib. Good Condition. Nissan outboard. $3,000. 1966 Pearson Ariel 26. Beautifully restored and in turn-key condition. Complete sail inventory in top condition, some brand new; new lazy jacks. Nearly new Mercury o/b. $10,000. 1976 Pearson 26. Main, Genoa, working Jib. Awning. Honda 9.9 o/b. $2,000. 1979 O’Day 28. Keel model. R/F. Recent Yanmar diesel engine. Turn Key condition. $5,000. 1977 Hunter 30. Keel model. Yanmar Diesel. Wheel steering. Main, and Genoa. Sound and good condition. $6,500.

Coming in: 1979 Catalina 30. Wheel steering. R/F. Stove, microwave, stereo, TV. Freshly painted bottom. Detailed, interior and exterior. Universal diesel. Call. POWERBOATS 1974 Penn Yan 242 Cuddy Cabin. 350 Volvo duo-prop. Beautifully restored. $12,000. . 1995 Grady-White 272 Sailfish. Twin 200 hp OMC Offshore. $22,500.

29’ Hunter ‘00 Lightly used, well maint. w\110% furling jib, Garmin 541S GPS, Raymarine ST60 wind, ST40 knot, depth, North Sails bimini w\full ext. $42,500. Call 800-960-TIDE or 800-699SAIL. Go to 33’ Hunter ’06 In-mast furling, A/C, Raymarine ST4000+ autopilot, C80 GPS, elect anchor windlass, bimini w\ext., heavy duty sail upgrd, Quiet Flush head. $88,500. Call 800960-TIDE or 800-699-SAIL. Go to 36’ Catalina ’93 A/C, Raytheon R10X radar, Garmin 182C, custom 150% genoa, elect. halyard winch, Garhauer outbrd. lift, new bimini, bottom paint ‘11, Jabsco head new ‘09. $59,500. Call 800-960-TIDE or 800-699-SAIL. Go to 44’ AC Hunter ‘03 In-mast furling, dual zone A/C, Raymarine ST6001, Garmin 182C, Quiet Flush head, North Sails dodger, bimini, connector, anchor washdwn & more! Call 800-960-TIDE or 800-699-SAIL. $199,500. Go to www.

31' Newport '88; 1/2 share Winged keel; Folding max prop; Universal M-18, 14 HP Diesel, almost new and in great shape, Dodger and Bimini, three person inflatable dingy included. $10,000 (240) 669-6764. Tartan 30 ‘74 Well maintained & clean boat. Rebuilt Moyer Atomic 4 w/EI in 2010. Good sails for cruising. Selling because of medical issues. $8700. 410-293-5224 or 724-255-5857. A boater’s dream! 207’ Waterfront home on Weems Creek in West Annapolis! 4 Br, 3.5 Ba incl 1Br lic apartment all with panoramic views of your 4 deep water slips! $1.790M. Call Moe Farley. Coldwell Banker 410-2714839.

All boats are sold “as is, where is”. Contact Don Backe, CRAB Executive Director, to learn more and visit your next boat!

410-626-0273 • Proceeds from these sales support Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB), a not-for-profit group which provides sailing opportunities for people with disabilities. CRAB accepts boat donations.

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35’ Elite 346 MKII ‘86 Comfortable layout, sleeps 6, Yanmar 24-hp dsl eng. Full set of sails including spinnaker. Needs new electronics & some cosmetic work below. Located Miles River YC, St. Michaels, B dock. $29,000, (410) 745-9492.

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Lady Sara Charter Services 37’ sailboat. Crewed half and full-day charters out of the Magothy River. Licensed captain. Call Captain Paul (410) 3702480, 34’ Sloop Available for Day Sail Half day $150. Full day $275. With captain $100 for 1/2 day and $200 for full day. Annapolis (410) 266-0963. (443) 994-1553. R & R Charters Crewed day, weekend, and weeklong charters, leaving from Kent Narrows. Also available certified ASA sail classes. Contact Capt. Dave at (570) 690-3645,, www.

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A Professional Is What You Need. Moving, new job, or just want to head south for the winter, Captain Joe Musike will get your boat there with or without you. (302)545-8149 Captain Bob Dunn, Deliveries, Charters, Yacht Management, Live away from the Bay? Who’s watching your boat? (410) 279-0502. dunnboat@vzw.

Annapolis Yacht-Works LLC Personalized & Professional Yacht Repair Electrical Systems, Electronics, Rigging, Plumbing,Carpentry, Commissioning, Yacht Management

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ABYC Boating Safety..........................52 Allstate Insurance................................73

Event staff wanted - Annapolis Boat Shows Must be available Sept. 28. through Oct. 16 for the U.S. Sailboat and Powerboat Shows. Physical labor required. Contact Marci - 410-517-9979 or j.jmkolb@ Marina Dockhand - PT Dockhands for Marina, must be able to work holidays & weekends. Assist in docking, cleanup and general work @ Harboreast Marina, Baltimore 410-625-1700, Marina Maintenance - Full Time Year Round. General all around experience in carpentry, plumbing, maintenance, dockhand, etc. Must work Fri, Sa, some Sundays in season. Harboreast Marina, Baltimore 410-625-1700,

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Marine Positions Available M Yacht Services , Annapolis, a large, full service marine company, is hiring additional highly experienced crew in the following fields: marine systems (mechanical & electrical), carpentry, sailboat rigging, fiberglass/ gelcoat/painting. We offer excellent wages & benefits. Applicants must have in-depth knowledge of their trade. Must have a clean driving record. Email resumes to Marine Repair, Installation and Restoration Taking applications for professional and experienced marine technicians. Minimum of five years experience in the maritime trades industry and knowledge of all shipboard systems. Mechanical, electrical, electronics, inverters, navigation to plumbing, general yacht maintenance and repair. Diversified Marine Svc. Inc. Annapolis, Maryland, 21403, (410) 263-8717 Marine Technicians Outstanding opportunity for professional & personal growth. High quality of life is Southern VA. Prospering successful business, The Deltaville Boatyard. Top pay, paid vacation, challenging workload & paid training. Visit us at Contact Matt@ or Keith@deltavilleboatyard. com. Marine Techs:  Zimmerman Marine Is expanding our crew at our Herrington Harbour location. The following positions are open: diesel mechanic, outdrive/outboard mechanic, marine electrician, yacht carpentry. Excel. benefits including performance based compensation, health insurance, disability insurance, 401k, and more. Similar positions open in our two Virginia yards. For more than 30 years ZMI has provided a stable work environment with people friendly management…visit us at Send resume to info@ or FAX to 410-867-4404. Take Your Career Aloft! Do you have experience in sailboat rigging, salesmanship and customer service? Join our team. Email resume to admin@ Riggers Wanted Atlantic Spars & Rigging is looking for qualified riggers. We are a well-established custom rigging & metal fabrication business with two locations. We are looking for qualified riggers who are organized, have a great working attitude to be awarded with competitive wages, great benefits and a career position. Send resume to or call 410-268-1570.

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CRAB Boatyard Regatta.....................83 Crusader Yacht Sales.........................95





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J. Gordon & Co....................................32 J. Gordon & Co. Sealand....................52 J/World................................................67 Landfall Navigation............................103 Lippincott Marine.................................95 M Blue.................................................47 M Yacht Services................................47 Mack Boring & Parts Co......................19 Mack Sails...........................................33 Marine Technical Services..................57 Martek Davits......................................59

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Replacement Halyards! For all your running rigging needs please call Dave at Bosun Yachts Services on 410.533.0458 or email dave@rigbos. com. Splicing top quality lines for both cruising and racing sailboats


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Atlantic Spars & Rigging is looking for qualified riggers. We are a well-established custom rigging & metal fabrication business with two locations. We are looking for qualified riggers who are organized, have a great working attitude to be awarded with competitive wages, great benefits and a career position. Send resume to or call 410-2681570.

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SLIPS 30’ - 35’ Slips Available Annapolis City Marina, Ltd. in the heart of Eastport. Includes electric, water, restrooms with showers, and gated parking. Give us a call at (410) 268-0660, www.annapoliscitymarina. com. 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. 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. Boat Slip for Rent $3,000 or Immediate Sale $15,000. Canton Cove Marina, 2901 Boston St., slip #2901 Boston Street. Best slip in Inner Harbor. Raymond Bahr (410) 534-7655,

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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. 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. 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 With Spring Discounts 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. 25’ - 50’ Deep Water Slips Available on scenic, protected Jackson Creek at Deltaville Marina in Deltaville, Virginia. Covered slips available up to 42’. Slip rental includes electric, water & great amenities, including pool modern bath houses, lounge, free Wi-Fi, free pump out in park-like setting. Kid friendly & pets welcome. Deltaville Boatyard with ABYC certified technicians on premises with 75 ton lift. 8’ at MLW. Family owned & operated 804-776-9812

Boat Slip for Sale - Galesville, MD Great location on great dock. Well protected, close to the Bay. Nice amenities - full bath house, pool, grills, water, individual electric, fuel dock, pump out, full service yard. Walk to restaurants. Nice, friendly year-round boater community. 8’ depth, 14’ width, up to 38’ length; includes large dock box. $35K. Call (703) 926-1757. White Rocks Marina Boat slips in Rock Creek. Prices start at $700 yearly. (410) 255-3800. Whitehall Marina Has a few slips available for 2012. Deep water, recently constructed piers, and very protected Whitehall Creek location. (410)757-4819, 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 www.

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C H ES APE AKE CLA SSIC She Was Built by the Bay, To Sail on the Bay, by Men of the Bay by Kerry O’Malley

kerson Boa t Works. ##Bill Dic kerson of Dic ociation Dic kerson Owners Ass Photo courtesy of the

##Chesapeake at the 2012 Dic kerson Rendez vous in Ox ford. Photo courtesy of Joe Slavin


he has had several names… Shamrock, Applejack, and Chesapeake. She was built by Bill Dickerson, of Dickerson Boat Works, in 1954 on Church Creek off the Little Choptank River. With a crew of watermen, Dickerson gracefully blended time-tested workboat qualities into this pleasure yacht. She’s a symbol of the proud history of the Bay, an avenue of commerce, communication, and lifestyle. As a bugeye, she sails as a reminder of the good years of Chesapeake Bay oystering in the 19th century, before diminishing harvests brought about the age of the skipjack. She is a yacht built off workboat lines modified with higher freeboard and a mid-ship cabin. But with her long overhangs, Bay-head rig, raked masts, and shallow draft, she makes one daydream of yesteryear. Deeper draft boats follow her into the shallows at their peril. As the Bay silts up, she still finds room to play in less than four feet of water. She has been kept at the northernmost and southernmost parts of the Bay and river ports in between and sailed from

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Canada to the Caribbean. Her owners have been preachers, architects, writers, lawyers, and businessmen. Their periods of ownership ranged from a couple to 30 years. All these owners saw something in her that demanded their devotion. Through the years, she’s been rebuilt several times. Various men have helped maintain her: Carl Peterson, Billy Hunt, and John Swain, to name a few. She is a survivor; just last season, she was rammed and almost demasted at her mooring. She is not effortless to sail or easy to maintain. To trim sail, one must stand up and walk forward and do it by block and tackle. She has no winches, but does have a manual windlass. She has no inflatable dinghy, but hangs a wood skiff off her davits. With a 17-foot bowsprit, she has a built-in diving board. She has a long flat deck that is unhindered by bluewater contraptions, which allows for deck chairs and casual walking. She is a stable cruiser and not a “sails on her ear” racer/cruiser. She was not designed to be many things… just to find a special place in the hearts of her owners.







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When you buy a new North Sail and trade in your old sail from July 1-August 31, 2012 you’ll save in more ways than one. First, you’ll enjoy special summer savings of 20% on your new North sails.* Second, we’ll contribute 5% of the purchase price to the Chesapeake Bay Trust for their Bay restoration projects. Call your North Sails representative today for great sails, great savings and a great big boost to the Bay! North Sails Chesapeake is pleased to support the Chesapeake Bay Trust, a nonprofit grant making organization committed to improving the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers. Since 1985, the Trust has funded more than $45 million for Bay restoration projects, community clean-ups and educational efforts. * Summer Savings program is valid July 1 - August 31, 2012 and applies to North Marathon Series™ and Performance Series™ sails. North Race Series™, One-Design and Class Sail Development™ sails are excluded. Offer limited to boats 50 feet LOA and under. Trade-in sails must be received before new sail delivery. Other restrictions may apply.

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