SpinSheet Magazine November 2008

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Hot Charter Spots Cool Gifts for Sailors Amazing Fall Racing No-Brainer Winterization Sharing the Sailing Dream

November 2008



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58 Southbound: Cruisers

Share the Dream and Hot Charter Spots by Ken and Janet Slagle and Ruth Christie

48 Cool Gifts for Sailors by Ruth Christie

53 No-Tarp, No-Skimp,

No-Brainer Winterization by Carrie Gentile

40 Little Island, Big Mess by Dirk Schwenk 42 McNasby’s Transformation by Amelia N. Smith 46 A Wing and a Prayer by John A. Aldrich 55 Grounded in Anticipation by Eva Hill ON THE COVER: Al Schreitmueller captured this shot on the Tred Avon River at the Shields Nationals October 15-18. Commissioned in 1963 by Cornelius Shields, the graceful, 30-foot one-design sloop was designed by the late, great Olin J. Stephens, II, who passed away in September at the age of 100. Read about the Tred Avon YC-sponsored regatta on page 81.

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IN THIS ISSUE CRUISING SCENE 61 Charter Notes 65 Cruising & Sailing Club Notes

RACING BEAT 73 Chesapeake Racing Beat: Good Old Boat Regatta, Turkey Shoot, Annapolis YC Fall Series, and more


85 Annapolis Performance Sailing Spotlight: Stephanie Reuer

86 CBYRA Traveler

Twenty-six boats participated in the Shields Nationals, hosted by Tred Avon YC, October 15-18. Photo by Dan Phelps/SpinSheet


Editor’s Notebook


SpinSheet Readers Write


Dock Talk


Winch & Kent


Boatyard Bar & Grill Chesapeake Calendar


Chesapeake Tide Tables


Where We Sail with Kim Couranz


Used Boat Marketplace with Jack Hornor


Baltimore Beat with Stephanie Stone


Bay People: Cardie Templeton Hannon


Eye on the Bay: Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race


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Chesapeake Rambler with Fred Miller


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This shot gives a hint of how tough it was to gybe a Lightning in 15-20 knots of breeze during the Frigid Digit Regatta at Severn SA off Annapolis October 18-19. Check out the Racing News on page 73.

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Editor’s Notebook with Molly Winans

Of Optimism and Ice Cream


n the first day of the U.S. Sailboat Show last month, the first attendee drinking a Painkiller with Pusser’s Rum walked past the SpinSheet booth at 11:35 a.m. At 2 p.m. the next day, the Fleet Reserve Club ran out of its signature pit beef. After launching a remarkable, streetside marketing campaign—with volunteer teenagers calling out, “The Dow is up! Buy a Nutty Buddy!”—at 4 p.m. the same day, the Annapolis Optimist Club ran out of the supersized, homemade, chocolatedipped, nutty cones. “One lady cried,” a volunteer told me. Five days of spectacular, even summery, sunny weather, in the midst of stock market chaos, presidential candidate clawing and squabbling, and relentless media doom and gloom: the 39th U.S. Sailboat Show was a delight. I monitor “success” of the shows by the vibes I feel on the docks and in the tents. My job at the Show—aside from getting SpinSheet into the hands of show goers—is to walk around, take pictures, listen to visitors and vendors alike, and get a feel for the mood of the place. This year, near the dinghy area, which was abuzz with curious sailors and demos, I met a funny, gnarly pirate in full garb, in full character, with a big, plastic cockroach hanging in his beard. I talked to a fired up dinghy racer from Los Angeles, a French Canadian yacht broker, a couple of laid-back west coasters who invited me to sail on San Francisco Bay, excited members of the local Hunter Sailing Association (see our cruising Club Notes on page 65), and a sailor from Wisconsin. I ran into Ken and Janet Slagle, world circumnavigators, who are back in town briefly on their Santa Cruz 52 Aquila and who contributed an article about their participation in the upcoming Caribbean 1500 (see page 58). I sat down with a new friend, John Anderson of Kansas City, KS, who is inching closer to his dream of buying a boat and living aboard in Annapolis. Such encoun-

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ters are great reminders that we live in a veritable dreamland for sailors. Anderson is caring for an aging parent, and so he doesn’t know his timeline for the big move. He’s here in his mind. He’s comparing boat brands and thinking about headroom and heating. It reminds me of realtor friends who know

deflated, this boat can fit into the back seat of a PT Cruiser,” Kunz says. We asked if it would fit in a Mini Cooper; he said “yes” without skipping a beat and explained how to place the spars. The cat takes up to an hour to assemble and inflate. There are no nuts and bolts, no necessary tools. Anyone can assemble and sail it, and it sails perfect circles for easy retrieval of crew overboard. It’s hard not to smile when A demo sail on the hot, you look at this boat. It would be new Melges 20 at the U.S. Sailboat Show last a kick to sail, especially with kids. month. I watched sailors play with the grinding machine at the Harken booth, as hecklers with Painkillers in hand watched. I saw Nauti Nighties, which are sundresses made from spinnaker cloth (and no, they don’t smell—they’re made from scraps, not used sails); jackets made from chamois cloth; inflatable fenders; folding propellers; a Yoga Onboard video; and a favorite gimmick—a boat hook that doubles as a bailer, like a giant turkey baster. I tried on Vibram FiveFingers booties with toes, like gloves for your feet (very comfortable). Of course, I checked out some hot, new boats. This year’s Sailboat Show was as it always is, Disneyland for sailors, a kaleidoscope of banners, boats, gear, and information that can make your head spin. Or at least make you want they’ve sold a house once a prospect starts to take a breather and eat an ice cream envisioning his or her furniture in it. That’s cone. I heard that the Optimist Club where Anderson is in his mind about livkids were also calling out, “Buy a Nutty ing on his boat. It’s a vision he has for his Buddy! It will change your life!” I love the life, and no fear-ridden political chatter or enthusiasm. I love that there are so many fluctuating markets are going to stand in ideas that could be plugged in to the first the way of it. He will be a neighbor soon. part of the phrase. My first thought: “Go His dream is palpable. I can feel it, too. sailing! It will change your life!” Those I had a conversation with Dan Kunz, of us lucky enough to be in the business who’s based in the Florida Keys. He of sailing and to live in this special place designed and now markets the Aere know this. Sailing will change your life. inflatable catamaran (aere.us). Having just Dreaming at boat shows and stopping for Photo by Al discovered SpinSheet, he left a breathless ice cream are great ways to start. Schreitmueller message at our office for someone to come by and check out his unique, playful boat, which he had sold out at the Show and for which was taking orders for 2009. “When


SpinSheet Readers Write… Fuel Solutions on the Shore The Chesapeake Classic for the July issue of SpinSheet featured this photograph (circa 1935) taken of my grandfather, Lex Winans. The three responses we received about the exact Eastern Shore location of the photograph concurred with the following assessment. Thanks, readers, for your feedback. ~M.W.: Four ole locals looked at the picture. Consensus is that the photograph was taken at the Texaco on the corner of Railroad Avenue and Main Street (now called Talbot Street) in St. Michaels. At that corner now is Flamigo Flats that has a parking area in front of the store. The beer sign was in front of Fishers Bar and Grill, now the parking area and drive thru between Acme and the Chesapeake Trading Company. Helen Van Fleet Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum St. Michaels, MD

SpinSheet Spotlight:


Lucy Iliff

hanksgiving month is a good season to introduce a SpinSheet team member, who quietly and efficiently handles the details that keep us all from falling apart. Meet Lucy Iliff, our administrative and distribution manager. A Delaware native, Lucy sailed with her dad as a kid on the Sassafras River and off Gibson Island, where they had a summer home. It was there she met her husband of 44 years, Charlie. They live on the Iliff family farm in Arnold, MD and have four children (including our publisher Mary Ewenson), four grandchildren, four horses, two cats, and one dog. Lucy started as a distribution driver for SpinSheet 11 years ago and evolved into a copy editor with ever-increasing administrative duties. “I’ve watched SpinSheet grow and then go from one magazine to two,” she says. “It’s been a whole lot of fun. It makes me happy to be here. It’s like a game with all the little pieces. I’m always trying to make each part of my job better.”

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When she’s not making the 14-mile, round-trip commute to SpinSheet by bike to work, Lucy plays tennis, carts two of her horses to events (jumping and dressage), and acts as president for the Arnold Preservation Council. The group is lobbying for a six-acre park along the Baltimore and Annapolis Trail, raising money for planting projects, and giving talks on the history of Arnold, among other projects. Around the SpinSheet office, Lucy is known for her eagle eye in copy editing, her fondness for chocolate, a contagious smile, and—unlike others who may be stuck in traffic—occasionally having horse-related delays that leave us asking questions such as, “What the heck is a farrier?” Lucy is one of the unsung heroes of the SpinSheet team, so we’d like to take this opportunity to thank her for her patience, her calm attitude in deadline storms, her tolerance of our sick humor, and her attention to detail that glues this team together. Thanks, Lucy! ~M.W. SpinSheet November 2008 13

SpinSheet Readers Write… Nautical Mind over Matter I need to replace the wooden stanchion on my 19-foot Flying Scot sailboat because it has become rotten after 28 years of neglect (I bought the boat as a derelict for $500). The manufacturer dictates that the boat must be inverted in order to accomplish the repair, as epoxy must join the top of the stanchion with the deck. How would you flip over an 850 pound sailboat by yourself and without damaging the boat? In keeping with some of my previous construction projects, I ended up building Crane-a-saurus to handle the boat inversion. It consisted of several four- by four-inch poles (the tallest being 16 feet long), a bunch of 5/8- by 10-inch bolts, lots of rope and straps, and five one-ton come-a-longs. The entire process took about 12 hours, because I had to work out some glitches as I went along. I don’t know how much it would have cost me to have the manufacturer make the repair, but Crane-a-saurus cost about $300 to build (the biggest expense were the comea-longs). The repair will probably take a couple of weeks, and then I need to repeat the process again... this time in reverse. James Hull Dahlgren, VA jameswhull@earthlink.net

Chessie on Galway I just wanted to compliment you on your Galway article. I lived there for a year in 2003. I’m not sure if you noticed the guys holding signs (pointing tourists to shops and restaurants) on Shop Street, but that was my job for about 10 months. Galway is one of my favorite places, and you really captured the feel of it. Nicely done. John Mann Chestertown, MD We’ve received some wonderful comments on that article. Thank you. We are planning our 2009 SpinSheetsponsored adventure for May 29 through June 6 to visit Galway, Ireland for the Volvo Ocean Race in-port race, re-start, and festivities, as well as day trips to explore the culture of this beautiful region. If you are interested in joining us, please e-mail galway@spinsheet.com. The more, the merrier! ~M.W.

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Dock Talk Work and Play on the Bayby Ruth Christie


here’s a new exhibit in Baltimore. Opening November 6 at the Maryland Historical Society (MdHS), “Work and Play on the Bay” will provide tangible evidence of how important the Chesapeake Bay has been to Maryland for more than 350 years. The 18th to 20th centuries will come alive through ship models, paintings, decoys, mastheads, trail boards, and more. See who built and raced Bay clippers, pungies, bugeyes, skipjacks, and log canoes. Learn about lives spent “drudgin’ for arsters on the rocks” or “gunning for the gentry.” Curator Carol McClees says, “The Chesapeake is amazing! So much has happened here. Baltimore and the Bay have many rich economic and recreational traditions. The port trafficked in tobacco, canned oysters, and many other goods and services. Among other firsts, Baltimore is where fertilizer was developed. In addition to the Chesapeake’s fine racing and

sailing legacies, the area was known for and representing virtually every aspect of duck hunting. Before they were outlawed, Maryland history and life. We’re talking homemade 150- to 300-pound punt guns half hulls, photographs, maps, musical could kill 500 scores, costumes, ducks at a time; furniture, ceramMarion Brewington Essay Prize one of these ics, silverware, toys, guns will be jewelry, weapons, and rite the best manuscript on the history of on display. We more. MdHS manseafaring, fisheries, commerce, warfare, also will have ages the H. Furlong or recreation on the Chesapeake Bay or fun, hands-on, Baldwin Library, its tributaries; and you could win $1000. Mail your family-friendly several exhibitions and manuscript by December 31 to the Deputy Director activities, events around town, for Collections, Maryland Historical Society, 201 where kids can and a wealth of online West Monument Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. tong for oysters websites and resourcmuseum_dept@mdhs.org and “play with” es. The Society also navigation inprovides educational struments, for programs to schools, starters. This exhibit will have something Girl Scouts, and adults; and publishes the for everyone.” Maryland Historical Magazine and selected The exhibit is the first of several changbooks. ing displays in MdHS’s core exhibit, The Society has many volunteer and “Maryland’s Maritime Heritage: From internship opportunities and accepts taxFells Point to the World.” Themes include deductible donations and collectables.


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autical Nite—Celebrate the opening of “Work and Play on the Bay” November 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. Nautical Nite will include a cocktail buffet with music by Them Eastport Oyster Boys (nautical dress and socks optional). Reserve your $75 ticket by contacting McClees at (410) 685-3750 x384 or cmcclees@mdhs.org.


eterans Day—MdHS is hosting a party to honor the opening of another exhibit, “Maryland Veterans of World War II,” November 11 from 3 to 6 p.m. John R. Schaffner will present “A Baltimore Kid in the Army.” A 20-year-old corporal with the 106th Infantry Division during the Battle of the Bulge, Schaffner and his comrades stopped the surprise German offensive at Parker’s Crossroads during the winter of 1944-45. The event also will include a commemoration ceremony with Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, other state and local officials, the Honor Guard, and the Baltimore City College Choir. Admission is free to all veterans, active military, and their families and friends; tickets are $10 for all others. MdHS will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. that day. This exhibit runs through 2009.

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shipbuilding, privateers, the U.S. Navy, and the port’s colorful personalities. Founded in 1844, MdHS houses more than 350,000 objects and 7 million books and documents, ranging from pre-settlement to the present day

MdHS is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $4 per adult and $3 per senior citizen; kids under age 12 get in for free. Admission is free every first Thursday of the month. (410) 685-3750 x321, mdhs.org

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Hospice Cup: Raising More than Just Your Spirits


























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espite wet and windless weather, the Hospice Cup XXVII regatta September 27 raised more than $350,000 for participating hospices. More than 80 sailboats and 360 sailors braved the hard rain and deteriorating visibility until the regatta was called off at 12:30 p.m. But, that didn’t deter more than 350 sailors, caregivers, hospice volunteers, and friends from enjoying the Shore Party at the Atria at Manresa overlooking the Severn River and USNA in Annapolis. As the sun peeked through the clouds, the annual live auction raised more than $21,000. Angelo Guarino’s team from Severna Park (Bella Donna) raised over $6000 and received the Hank Lawton Trophy for Top Crew Fundraising, sponsored by Hospice of the Chesapeake. For Photo courtesy of Karma O’Neill, the second year Hospice Cup executive director in a row, the Chesapeake Bay Sabre Association raised more than $4700 and won the Club Fundraising Trophy, sponsored by Chuck and Cecelia Thompson in honor of Charlette Jeunette. In addition to the work of many volunteers, the Shearwater Sailing Club and Storm Trysail Club Chesapeake Station manage the Hospice Cup regatta each year. Participating hospices include Capital Hospice, Community Hospices, Hospice of the Chesapeake, and Montgomery Hospice. hospicecup.org


he Boatyard Bar & Grill’s Beach Party September 20 raised $40,000 to help the Annapolis Maritime Museum rebuild the historic McNasby’s Oyster Company Building. The John Frinzi Band with “Coral Reefer” Doyle Grisham, Jim Morris, and James “Sunny Jim” White delighted the crowd. Channeling Jimmy Buffett, the band drew a record crowd to the beachfront for some great views, food, and beverages (amaritime.org, boatyardbarandgrill.com). spinsheet.com

Reading Corner

The Call of the Grand Ole Osprey

The signature Grand Ole Osprey in progress. At press time, Allen Lopez was still working on the bird; it was next due for a paint job. We can’t wait to see the fruits of his labor. Photo courtesy of AMM

A Christmas Gift Transformed Longing to feel closer to his favorite grandfather, Oliver skips school on a sparkling September afternoon and hides out on a tired schooner. Transported back to 1938, he must decide what to do before the dangerous hurricane he’d been studying in school hits. —Oliver’s Surprise: A Boy, a Schooner, and the Great Hurricane of 1938 by Carol Cronin



he Annapolis Maritime Museum (AMM) invites you to the Grand Ole Osprey music and arts program and live auction at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts November 22. Last year, more than 120 performing artists donated their time and talent for the first annual Grand Ole Osprey. That event raised $30,000 for the museum’s programs, events, and public service projects, including environmental education programs for more than 1500 area students, a maritime heritage seminar series for adults, and the Summertime Maritime Concert series. This year’s featured auction item is a hand-crafted wooden osprey perched on a branch, which awardwinning artist Allen Lopez created and donated for the event. Lopez’s osprey is one of dozens of wonderful great auction items, including cruising, travel, and golf packages; catering services; jewelry; sports and entertainment; a kayak kit; and Chesapeake Bay Sailing

fine art, all generously donated by local businesses, organizations, and friends. A VIP Reception (from 5 to 7 p.m.) kicks off the fun with an open bar (beer and wine), delicious food from local restaurants and gourmet markets, and silent and live auctions. The music from 7 to 9 p.m. features the Annapolis Chorale Chamber Singers, Calico Jack, the George Fox Middle School Ukulele Ensemble and Select Chorus, Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Gospel Choir, Them Eastport Oyster Boys, and actors from Remember, Inc., under the direction of Sharie Valerio. The “set” will be historical images and photography, including pictures from Ginger Doyel’s new book, Over the Bridge: the History of Eastport at Annapolis. General admission is $25; call (410) 280-5640. VIP tickets are $100; call Mary Ostrye at (410) 295-0104. Proceeds benefit AMM. amaritime.org, marylandhall.org, allenlopez.com

s a 2004 Olympian and national sailing champion, Carol Cronin knows a thing or two about wind. A native of Bethesda, MD, Cronin was named for the Category 3 storm that killed nearly 700 people and rearranged part of the East Coast landscape in 1954. But that’s not how she came to write her first book, Oliver’s Surprise. The story was a Christmas gift last year for her 11-year-old nephew that she downsized to become an 85-page paperback. The book concentrates on the sounds and sights of a small boatyard and the adventures of a young boy and a schooner. The $15 book is available from gemmamedia.com.

Islands in Time


he Calvert Marine Museum’s (CMM) newest book, Islands in a River - Solomons and Broomes Island, Maryland, is now available. This 230-page book traces the 19thcentury origins of both islands back to the oyster industry, boatbuilding, and fishing, highlighting the families who developed the area. Over time, these formerly independent and isolated communities have been transformed by a growing population, a spreading network of roads, and a decline in the productivity of the Patuxent River. The book was funded by a grant from the Maryland Historical Trust. Copies of Islands in a River ($15.95) are available at CMM’s store, Len’s Marina on Broomes Island, and the Calvert County Historical Society. calvertmarinemuseum.com SpinSheet November 2008 17

DOCKTALK AYC Foundation Gives Young Sailors a Chance


ovember 15 is the deadline for the final round of grant applications from the Annapolis YC Foundation (AYCF) for this year. The Foundation focuses on programs and seminars in the midChesapeake Bay area that grow the sport of sailing and give back to the local maritime community. AYCF supports scholarships to organizations offering maritime-related educational programs for youth and provides grants to amateur sailors participating in local and international competitions, nonprofits, and amateur sports organizations. Essentially, this means that sailors from our area can realize their dreams of sailing boats competitively here and elsewhere. To date, the following captains and crew have received individual grants for 2008: Derby Anderson, John Andril, Laura Beigel/Lauren Schoene, Peter Cramer/H. Scott/T. Hale, Nicholas Floyd, Patrick Floyd, Harrison Hawk, Alex Jacob, Patrick Kana/Brian Stout, Joe McCorkell, Bo McClatchy, Joe Morris, Alex Ramos, Amanda Salvesen, Sam Stagg,


and Molly O’Bryan Vandemoer. Anderson captured the essence of AYCF programs in a letter to AYCF this July by writing, “As a small but hopefully symbolic gesture of appreciation, I am enclosing a $41 check, which is our grant minus airfares and the entry fee. Even a relatively small grant like my $700 was able to fully fund our 2008 Santa Maria Cup, and maybe $41 can cover half an entry fee for your next grant recipient. I know it was a risk supporting a first-time match racer in a Grade 1 event, and I appreciate the faith and generosity you showed by awarding me with a grant from the AYC Foundation. Yet again, I learned a whole new side of sailing and am falling even more in love with this sport. Thank you for that chance.” The next grant deadline is February 15, 2009. Mail your tax-deductible contribution to the Foundation at PO Box 908, Annapolis, MD 21404, or call (410) 263-9147. To learn more, visit aycfoundation.org.

Giving Back to the Community


eems & Plath recently held its annual Tent Sale at its offices in Eastport during the U.S. Sailboat and Powerboat Shows, earning more than $60,000, a new record high. This year, Weems & Plath donated 10 percent of the proceeds from sales on October 11 to the Annapolis Maritime Museum (AMM). On October 13, Peter Trogdon presented AMM with a check totaling $1384, saying, “The museum’s current expansion plan demonstrates AMM’s commitment to providing a world-class museum for everyone to enjoy.” Jeff Holland, AMM director, says, “Whether it’s providing historic artifacts for our exhibit on Captain Philip Van Horn Weems, the ‘grand old man of navigation,’ or a generous donation like this one, Cathie and Peter Trogdon of Weems & Plath have been there for us.” weems-plath.com, amaritime.org

Locals Get a Leg Up on Breast Cancer

ave The Coconuts raised more than $85,000 by training for and then completing the 60-mile, three-day Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer walk October 3-5. These Chesapeake-area female [and male] sailors have undertaken a year-long FUN-draising campaign to support research to fight breast cancer. Founder and resident rabble-rouser Marie Dall’Acqua says, “I organized Save The Coconuts to do the Komen 60-mile walk

at the same time Nicole Weaver formed Blister Sisters to do the Avon Foundation Walk. We teamed up to do both fundraisers. Between our two sister teams of 37 walkers, we have raised more than $150,000 for breast cancer research.” “When we carried our banner to the finish line, the cheers from the crowds and families just brought it all together. Through three days of pain and fatigue, we never forgot that we are feeling it for only three days; on day four, we can put our feet up, rest, recoup. People experiencing chemo don’t have that privilege. While we haven’t cured breast cancer,

we’ve helped get us closer to a cure; no matter how many blisters, we’ll keep walking and get to that goal.” “In addition to raffling off donated items (hint, hint) and doing organized walks and other fun events, we want to host another Coconut Ball, perhaps combining it with a fun run/walk event. During this year’s Coconut Ball auction, Freida Wildey donated a precious ring in memory of her mom, who died of breast cancer. When the bidding got to about $1200, T2P’s Tucker Thompson jumped up on stage and asked everyone to donate $10 to $20 to ‘buy Freida’s ring back.’ We raised the $1200, and Freida kept her mom’s ring; not a dry eye was left under the tent,” adds Dall’Acqua. Save The Coconuts continues to take donations and is working to become a charity organization to generate interest and donations locally as well as nationally. To get involved, email Dall’Acqua at mariedallacqua@comcast.net.

Save the Coconuts toast their fellow walkers during the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer walk October 3-5. Photo courtesy of Save The Coconuts/savethecoconuts.org

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Lights... Cameras... Action!

efore you know it, the Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade will be here. Rain or shine, December 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. is showtime. This colorful holiday event typically draws up to a ba-zillion amps of electricity on more than 40 boats, not to mention countless hot spiced rums and 30,000 spectators along the Annapolis waterfront. As usual, one fleet will circle in front of Eastport, the Naval Academy seawall, and City Dock, while the other bedecked fleet will circle the length of Spa Creek, upstream of the bridge. Every hour or so, the two fleets will swap routes. (Yes; after last year’s renovations, City Dock is back in business, people!) What do you get if your boat registers? Well, for starters, the parade organizers will give you a safety briefing and helpful tips for decorating the vessel of your dreams. As if getting lit (your boat, that is) and parading around weren’t enough, you will also be treated to a brunch and an appreciation party. Roving reporters from WNAV Radio 1430 will provide live coverage of the parade. WNAV and marine radio Channel 72 will report the winners of best boat decorations at 10 p.m. You do not need to be a member of Eastport YC to dive into the parade. From fancy to simple, all decorations delight the crowds. Important dates are December 11 for EYC’s mandatory Skipper’s Safety Meeting, December 14 for EYC’s brunch, and January 9 for the Skipper’s Appreciation Party at the Marriott Waterfront Annapolis (a new venue for the party). Register your boat by calling Roger Serpico at (410) 991-0410 or visiting eastportyclightsparade.com. eastportyc.org

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Recent Business News


fter five years as an instructor and then director of corporate programs, Jeff Jordan (above, far left) was recently promoted to operations manager for J/World Annapolis. He says, “I am absolutely thrilled about it.” How does one learn more about J/ World? “Come check us out. We do demo sails on request.” jworldannapolis.com. Photo courtesy of J/World Annapolis

• John Dennison recently joined Selene Annapolis Yachts. An experienced captain with more than 30 years in the yachting industry, Dennison provides sales, marketing, brokerage, project management, and consulting services to Selene’s customers. (410) 280-0006, seleneannapolis.com • David Malkin recently joined the sales team at North Point Yacht Sales in Annapolis. Malkin has more than 30 years of sailing and boating experience, including more than 20 years of inshore and offshore racing, several years as a live-aboard, and extensive cruising. The company offers J/Boats as well as MJM Yachts and Holby Marine Company boats. northpointyachtsales.com • BoatU.S.’s new free, online Professional Captains Locator service aims to connect boat owners seeking onthe-water transportation services with USCG-licensed delivery captains across the country. Simply search by region to see a list of captains’ credentials (boatus. com/procaptains). And here on the Bay, check out the classified ads in the back of SpinSheet for captains.

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• Bill Day has joined Crusader Yacht Sales in Annapolis. A Philadelphiaarea native, Day grew up sailing and powerboating on the Chesapeake’s Eastern Shore. He is a Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB), being one of fewer than 500 CPYBs in the yacht sales industry, and a member of the Yacht Broker’s Association of America. crusaderyachts.com • In the all new Women’s Sailing Connection, women teach women to be confident crew, mates, and skippers throughout the country and Canada, and soon internationally. Receive your Membership (a $29.95 value) for free through December 31. womensailing.com • During the U.S. Sailboat Show this October, Beneteau took more than 20 new retail orders from sailors choosing between 11 models, including the premier American showing of the new Beneteau 34 and 54. beneteauusa.com

• October 3 brought the first ever Ladies’ Night to family-owned K&B True Value in Annapolis. More than 110 women enjoyed staff-led demos, gift bags loaded with products and coupons, great raffle prizes worth hundreds of dollars, and refreshments. Jared Littmann says, “Some boaters are intimidated or afraid to tackle certain projects that they could easily do with some coaching. This event was designed to eliminate that fear and to illustrate step-bystep, with the proper tools, how to tackle common projects.” (410) 268-3939 • The Chesapeake Bay Trust and Maryland have launched the Oyster Recovery Partnership to engage 250 property owners along the Tred Avon River as caretakers of young oysters. dnr.maryland.gov /oysterproject • MAS Products now offers Bio-Solv, a bio-degradable, corn-based blended solvent that is meant to be used in place of acetone or xylene to clean or prepare surfaces for paint or epoxy. masepoxies.com • Maryland’s DNR recently certified the Annapolis YC Sailing Center and Patuxent River Naval Air Station’s West Basin Marina as Clean Marinas. dnr.maryland.gov/boating/cleanmarina spinsheet.com

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• Steve Barry, Anne Arundel County school system’s director of environmental and outdoor education, was recently named Environmental Educator of the Year for Maryland by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. An environmental advocate, Barry gets people involved in outdoor education and is dedicated to connecting kids to the natural world around them. cbf.org

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• On October 9, Ann Barr, Bob Crain, Shelley Deutschle, Lynn Harden, cofounder Ed Hartman, Sheila Jones, J and Marci Kolb, and Dee Newman (all members of U.S. Yacht Shows) were honored by the Marine Trades Association of Maryland for their cumulative 145 years of service. usboat.com

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• This year, Clark E. Lutz Marine Surveyors, Inc. opened in Lusby, MD. Lutz has more than 30 years of experience in the marine industry. A Certified Master Marine Surveyor and member of ABYC and MTAM, Lutz says, “I’ve always loved boats. I decided it was time to go back to school and put my experience to use. I moved up here to a more centralized location on the Bay to serve Southern Maryland, the Eastern Shore, and the Annapolis and Baltimore areas. It didn’t hurt that I got a good deal on a house. I like to take a fair, common-sense approach to marine surveys.” (443) 295-7817, clarksmarinesurvey.com

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• This November, the Offshore Sailing School celebrates its 45th anniversary, having introduced the sailing lifestyle to more than 100,000 adults, “many of whom have become ardent racers or long-distance cruising sailors,” reports founder and chairman, Steve Colgate. Offshore Sailing School’s signature programs are held at destination resorts, including The Inn at Perry Cabin in St. Michaels as well as spots along the East Coast and in the British Virgin Islands. (800) 221-4326.

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If you decide to cruise, interesting and fun destinations are nearby in the middle bay: St. Michaels, Annapolis, Baltimore, Oxford, and productive fishing grounds. Or anchor in one the Rhode River Coves for swimming rafting and beautiful sunsets.

Set your course for FUN by contacting CYC at: 301.261.5296 Shady Side, MD

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Womanship Rules!

ith the help of local luminaries at the U.S. Sailboat Show, Annapolis-based Womanship celebrated the start of its 25th year. Since 1984, Suzanne Pogell [center] and her team of friendly instructors at the country’s first for-women, by-women sailing school have helped more than 66,000 women of all ages from near and distant shores become sailors the Womanship way, which means “Nobody Yells” and everybody wins! (410) 267-6661, (800) 342-9295, sail@womanship.com

Send Dock Talk news to ruth@spinsheet.com

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The new Jeanneau Sun Fast 3200 (with crew above) arrived in Annapolis for its North American introduction during the U.S. Sailboat Show, after benefiting from an inaugural test sail with a team from Quantum Sails, not to mention a summer full of international victories making her the 2008 European Yacht of the Year. jeanneau.com

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Schooner Sultana Downrigging Weekend Chestertown, MD. Magical waterfront and town-wide festival with a live showing of the film “Master & Commander,â€? food, arts, crafts, music, and more. Special events include dockside tours, public sails, and a casual dinner and concert. Help save the Bay the Sultana Projects way! sultanaprojects.org

Thru Nov

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Broward County Convention Center. showmanagement.com

Thru Nov

Last Call for $50,000 in Boating Safety Grants Last day for non-profit boating organizations to apply for BoatU.S. Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water grants. The program offers individual grants of up to $4000. The Foundation will give preferential consideration to grant proposals that incorporate innovative ideas for reducing alcohol-related fatalities. boatus.com/foundation

First Race for the International Fisherman’s Trophy, 1920 Fishermen have always raced for survival and pride; to find, catch, and bring home “the bacon.�


Basic Navigation and Piloting Course 9 a.m. at 4 p.m. Annapolis School of Seamanship. annapolisschoolofseamanship.com


Basic Boating Safety Course 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Boaters World, Severna Park, MD. Continues November 8. (410) 384-7753, mooringsdmi@comcast.net

Fall Back Standard time resumes at 2 a.m. Traditionally, this calls for liberal doses of chocolate until the crocuses poke back up in the spring.

Caribbean 1500 Rally 11 a.m. Start of rally from Hampton, VA to Tortola, BVI. Hosted by the Cruising Rally Association. November 13 marks the Awards Dinner at Village Cay. carib1500.com

2-Dec 7

 Reflections of Annapolis Art Exhibit Enjoy watercolors by Rosemary Freitas Williams at City Dock Coffee on Maryland Avenue in Annapolis. citydockcafe.com


Racing Strategy & Tactics Class 7 p.m. J/World Annapolis. Course offered for three Mondays or December 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. jworldannapolis.com

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Girl Scout Mariner’s Meeting 6:30 p.m. Mariners ages 11 to 17 meet at Holy Angels Hall in Solomons every Tuesday. Transportation can be provided from Solomons and along the route. (443) 624-2621, marinerscoutship1548.com

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EYC Reception for Artist Sara Proctor 7 to 9 p.m. Eastport YC, Annapolis. See the unveiling of the 2008 Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade poster, designed by local artist Sara Proctor. Open to the public. eastportyc.org


Sail Trim & Balance 7 p.m. J/World Annapolis. Three Wednesdays (or all-day December 7). jworldannapolis.com

Cruise for a Cure for Autism 6 to 9 p.m. Depart from Annapolis City Dock aboard the Duchess of Pintail for an evening of great music, food, and a silent auction. $100. Proceeds benefit the Bowen Foundation for Autism. bowenfoundation.org

Horatio Nelson Named Baron of the Nile After His Victory in Aboukir Bay, 1798Â

Fall Film Series 7 p.m. Havre de Grace Maritime Museum. Watch classic and modern maritime movies. Free. (410) 939-4800, museum@comcast.net


Annapolis by Candlelight 5 to 9 p.m. Tour historical homes. annapolis.org


Oyster Festival Urbanna, VA. Don’t miss great seafood, crafts, parades, contests, and more! urbannaoysterfestival.com

SERC Canoe Excursion 11 a.m. Reed Education Center, Edgewater, MD. Paddle Muddy Creek and the Rhode River spying wildlife. $12 per adult; $6 per child. serc.si.edu

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Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois The Midwest’s Winter Rendezvous for Sailors!

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Part of the Miami International Boat Show —the Greatest Boat Show in the World!

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NOVEMBER Continued...


The War is On! Tug-of-war, that is. This annual rivalry between Annapolis and Eastport residents begins at the crack-o-noon in Eastport. themre.org


USCG Auxiliary Boating Safety Course 6 to 10 p.m. Delaware State Fire School, Dover. $35 per adult; $20 per teen age 17 and under (accompanied by a participating adult). (302) 697-6188, a0531205.uscgaux.info


USCG Radar for Mariners Course 7 to 9:30 p.m. Edgewater (MD) Elementary School. Two-evening course is $50. (410) 798-5952, mikeprokop@aol.com


ABYC Marine Systems Certification 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Annapolis Maritime Museum. Learn highlights of 21 ABYC standards regarding boat component selection and installation. $885 for members, $1130 for non-members. abycinc.org

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Sock Donning Party Boatyard Bar & Grill, Eastport. Prizes for most creative pairs of socks! Bring your friends for some live music and dancing, half-price Mt. Gay concoctions, and Caribbean creations! boatyardbarandgrill.com

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George Winston Concert Solomons. Enjoy two live performances by this celebrated pianist at the Calvert Marine Museum indoor auditorium. $50. All proceeds benefit the museum. Bring a nonperishable food item to the concert for the local food bank to help homeless people. calvertmarinemuseum.com


Beer, Boats, & Ballads 7 to 11 p.m. Phillips Food World Headquarters in Baltimore’s Locust Point. Put the fun in fundraiser during this exciting evening of live music, delicious food, and more. This special celebration benefits Sail Baltimore, which has brought the tall ships to Baltimore for the past 33 years. sailbaltimore.com


Art Between the Creeks Annapolis YC Sailing Center, Eastport. The show, titled Is, will feature the work of 21 local artists working in oil, acrylics, watercolors, sculptures, photography, and multi-media. Show hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Friday, you are invited to the opening artists’ reception from 6 to 9 p.m. (410) 263-8646, artbetweenthecreeks.us


Discover the Waterfowl Festival Easton. Bring your coats and cameras and visit 12 venues throughout the town featuring world-class art displays, decoys, memorabilia, a wine pavilion, contests, live music, and classic Eastern Shore seafood. waterfowlfestival.org


Annapolis YC Foundation Grant Deadline Help young people get into the sport of sailing and give back to the local maritime community. Contributions to this charitable foundation are tax deductible. aycfoundation.org

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CAPCA Fire Protection Course 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. University of Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute, College Park, MD. Course covers fire protection in the marine environment. $50 for CAPCA members; $75 for nonmembers. Sign up by November 11. (410) 267-7651, capca.net

The U.S. Sailboat Show this past October brought out the best in everything: boats, accessories, chats with the pros, great weather, and a tattoo or two. Photo by Ruth Christie/SpinSheet


Greenstreet Gardens Social 2 to 4 p.m. Lothian, MD. Sample Southern Maryland wines, appetizers, gourmet coffee and tea, and live jazz. Proceeds benefit the Shady Side Rural Heritage Society and the Captain Salem Avery House Museum. Your $7 admission fee is tax deductible. angelfire.com/md/ssrhs


Show Opening: Andy Herbick Photography 6 to 9 p.m. Gallery 211, South Baltimore/Federal Hill. Local photographer Andy Herbick will display some of his recent works in Portraits of Baltimore’s Industrial Waterfront through the beginning of 2009. Bring your friends to celebrate the show’s opening and enjoy light snacks and refreshments. andyherbick photography.com, gallery211.net

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Marine Diesel Basics November 15-16

Basic Navigation & Piloting November 1-2

Radar & Electronic Navigation November 8-9

Marine Electrical System Basics December 6-7

USCG Captain’s License

Learn from experienced industry professionals in a variety of marine disciplines.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Register on the web or by phone.

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Diesel Engine Class Annapolis School of Seamanship. Learn operating theory, preventative maintenance, and basic troubleshooting and repair skills. Other classes offered this month include Radar and Basic Navigation. annapolisschoolofseamanship.com


The Grand Ole Osprey Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis. The Annapolis Maritime Museum (AMM) invites you to a night of music and more from local artists. Award-winner Allen Lopez created and donated this year’s featured auction item, a wooden osprey. A VIP Reception ($100; 5 to 7 p.m.) kicks off the fun with beer and wine, food from local establishments, and silent and live auctions. The music program runs from 7 to 9 p.m. ($25). Proceeds benefit AMM. amaritime.org, allenlopez.com

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Thru Nov 2 American ChamMelges 24 North

Antiques Show and Sale Chestertown Middle School, 402 East Campus Avenue. Keep your boat in the water for Thanksgiving weekend and sail the Chester River to see what 30 exhibitors will have on display. We’re talking jewelry, oriental rugs, linens, period furniture, porcelain, primitives, and more. $5. All proceeds benefit the non-profit Kent Association of Riding Therapy for children and adults with special needs. (410) 778-1857, (410) 778-0397


Magellan’s Fleet Passes into the Pacific Through the Straits that Now Bear His Name, 1528

pionship Annapolis. As many as 60 teams are expected to compete in this competitive regatta hosted by Eastport YC. annapolismelges24.com

Thru Nov 2 Championship

IRC East Coast

Organized by the Storm Trysail Club and hosted by the Annapolis YC. stormtrysail.org

Thru Nov 2 Bay Championships J/105 Chesapeake

Hosted by Eastport YC. j105fleet3.org


J/22 East Coast Championship Sponsored by Annapolis YC and Severn SA. race.annapolisyc.org


Caribbean 1500 Offshore Sailing Rally Sailors will depart from Hampton, VA and Charleston, SC on a fun and exciting passage to Tortola. This annual race is sponsored by the Cruising Rally Association. carib1500.com, steve@carib1500.com

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ere’s when some of the lighted boats will parade around the Bay. Check the December SpinSheet for more parade fun.

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Reflections of Annapolis Art Exhibit Enjoy watercolors by Rosemary Freitas Williams at City Dock Coffee on Maryland Avenue in Annapolis. citydockcafe.com

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Girl Scout Mariner’s Meeting 6:30 p.m. Girl Scout Mariners ages 11 to 17 meet at Holy Angels Hall in Solomons every Tuesday. Transportation can be provided from Solomons and along the route. (443) 624-2621, marinerscoutship1548.com


Maryland Water Monitoring Conference Maritime Institute, North Linthicum, MD. Topics focus on protecting and restoring tidal and non-tidal waters. marylandwatermonitoring.org


Midnight Madness Downtown Annapolis merchants will stay open until midnight to welcome holiday shoppers. Some will have light refreshments, some will have more; you never know what they’ll dish out for free to entice and delight you. annapolisbusinessassoc.com

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St. Petersburg Boat Show and Strictly Sail Super Show Mahaffey Theater Yacht Basin and Albert Whitted Park. showmanagement.com


Holiday House Tour 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shady Side, MD. Sponsored by the Shady Side Rural Heritage Society. $25. (410) 267-0654


Marine Electrical Systems Class Annapolis School of Seamanship. You will receive instruction in troubleshooting simple electrical failures, preventative maintenance, and electrical theory and system design. (410) 263-8848, annapolisschoolofseamanship.com


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Midnight Madness II Don’t miss special holiday discounts in downtown Annapolis shops. Shops will stay open until midnight for your shopping fun. Find fanciful and free refreshments all over the place. annapolisbusinessassoc.com


Christmas in St. Michaels A black tie benefit gala kicks off the weekend festivities that include a festive parade, Breakfast with Santa, Santa’s Wonderland, tours of local historic homes and buildings, good food, seasonal music, arts, antiques, books, and more. Enter the Gingerbread House Contest by November 21, go to the demo November 10, bake up a storm, and you could win some great cash prizes. Proceeds from the weekend’s special ticketed events and gingerbread house sales support local organizations. christmasinstmichaels.org


Christmas and Candlelight Tour 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Havre de Grace Maritime Museum. Celebrate the holidays by enjoying a nautically natured tour. hgdmaritimemuseum.org


Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade 6 to 8 p.m. Annapolis and beyond. Register by contacting Roger Serpico at (410) 991-0410 or eyclpregistration@verizon.net. eastportyc.org/LightsParade



Winter Wild Fowl Walk 8:30 to 10 a.m. SERC’s Reed Education Center, Edgewater, MD. Search along the trails of the Rhode River and learn how to identify wildfowl. It’s BYOB (bring your own binoculars, of course). $4. To view a complete list of programs, visit serc.si.edu.


Coastal Navigation Course 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. J/World Annapolis. jworldannapolis.com


Maritime Christmas 10 to 8 p.m. Havre de Grace Maritime Museum. Enjoy an elegant wine and chocolate tasting party, music, food and demos while shopping in the museum store. All items will be 15 percent off. (410) 939-4800, museum@comcast.net


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First Night Alexandria 6 p.m. to midnight. Throughout Old Town. Bring the family for music, dancing, performing arts, a one-mile race up King Street, fireworks, and more to celebrate the arrival of 2009. firstnightalexandria.org


New Year’s Eve Annapolis Greet 2009 in style, with window performances, interactive venues, live music, two fireworks displays, and more maritime fun for the whole family. With support from ARINC, New Year’s Eve Annapolis will donate $2 of every ticket purchased online to a charity chosen by the purchasers. newyearsannapolis.org



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where we with Kim Couranz

“What’s a bird like you doing in a place like this?”


ope, it’s not a line from an upcoming Austin Powers movie. It’s a question we might ask of some of the Bay’s newer residents—brown pelicans. Pelecanus occidentalis is one of the world’s seven pelican species and is the only one that dives from the air into the water to catch fish. Year-round, brown pelicans are found in the United States along the Gulf Coast from Texas and all around Florida up through Georgia, as well as on the Pacific Coast. These birds enjoy warm coastal and estuarine environments, and when the temperatures heat up in the summer, many head north. With a wingspan often reaching seven feet and a characteristic big beak (which really can hold more than its belly can—beak, three gallons; belly, one gallon), gregarious groups of pelicans swooping over the Bay are becoming a notso-unusual sight. Brown pelicans have faced challenges. In the early 1900s, many were shot for their feathers and out of unfounded fear that they were harming commercial fisheries by eating all the fish. Dramatic declines in the population were registered in the 1950s thanks to pesticide poisoning, much of it as a result of the eggshell-thinning properties of DDT. 34 November 2008 SpinSheet

Pelicans were listed as endangered in 1970; the ban on DDT helped the population recover to the point where the pelican populations in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and northward along the Atlantic Coast were removed from the endangered species list in 1985. While they are no longer protected by the Endangered Species Act, pelicans are still protected by other legislation including the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and Lacy Act. Many of their nesting areas around the country coincide with national and state parks. Here on the East Coast, their trend seems to be northward, but even before their troubles with hunters and pesticides, there is no evidence of pelicans in the midAtlantic until quite recently. Historically, while they often venture northward even up to New York, pelicans have only nested south of Virginia. The first nesting pairs of brown pelicans in the Bay were noted only in 1987. Since then, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has worked to band nearly every baby pelican here to track and study them. In Maryland, the pelicans like to band together on Holland Island. Maryland DNR reports that in 1999, 141 nesting pairs called the Maryland portion of the Bay home, and in 2008, 1042 pairs nested on Maryland’s quiet islands. Clearly, this is a big jump. Shorter, milder winters and warmer air and land temperatures may be encouraging the brown pelicans to edge further north. I agree with the birds: the Chesapeake is a great place with lots of fish for food. If it’s not too cold, I

prefer to stay here, too. (Again, siding with the birds, sometimes it does get just a tad too cold—that’s what wintertime regattas in Florida are all about!) The less encouragement—in the form of cold weather—pelicans get, the less likely they are to leave. So global warming may be creating a shift in the pelicans’ habitat range. To help the pelicans “remember” where they have lived historically, experts remind us to not feed the birds. Giving them extra food can encourage them to stay in an area that may not be appropriate for them. We have reason to believe that additional shifts in animals’ range may occur if global warming continues unabated. In recent testimony to Congress, experts noted that the waters of the Bay have heated up by about two degrees, and the period between the first and last accumulating snows of each winter has shrunk by seven days. For humans, that might mean a few extra days enjoying the beach or fewer days under the down comforter—but for plants and animals, just a small change in temperature can really throw things out of kilter. Keep your eyes open for other living harbingers of global warming. For if one species moves in, another will likely end up moving out. Things could get interesting. About the Author: Kim Couranz is an Annapolis resident who writes on Bay-related topics. A member of Severn SA, she enjoys racing on one-design boats including her Laser. She welcomes story ideas or questions at kimcouranz@yahoo.com.


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ecently, at the 18th Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium, a friend mentioned he had read my review of the Express 37 and was disappointed that I hadn’t given the boat more credit as a viable cruiser. Later, I passed on these comments to another friend who responded that he had read the same article and felt I had given too much credit to the boat’s cruising capability. Over the years, Island Packets have had their cruising capabilities consistently praised and sailing performance occasionally questioned in print, but regardless of what is said by those of us privileged enough to have our opinions and observations about boats published, Island Packet owners are tremendously loyal. And, I have never met an owner who did not think that his boat’s plusses far outweighed any minuses. This is an endorsement enjoyed by only a select group of boatbuilders. The Island Packet 35, designed by MITeducated naval architect and company President Bob Johnson, was introduced in 1989, and it remained in production through 1994. In 1997, a slightly modified Island Packet 350 was introduced, but to avoid any possible confusion, I will confine my comments to the earlier of the two models. I would characterize this design as a conservative, traditional cruiser that is likely to appeal to sailors more interested in comfort

than speed made good to weather. The design has quite high freeboard and a high cabin trunk, but these features are disguised by a beautifully drawn sweeping sheerline and bowsprit, which make the boat look longer and lower than it really is. The hull form is what I term a “modern” full keel, which is to say that, rather than having the wine glass midsection shape of a traditional full keel vessel, it has a modern canoe body combined with full length “fin-like” keel. The base of the rudder is connected to the keel with a stainless steel strap, but is not attached in the same sense as traditional design. While this design style suffers from the same high-wetted surface area of traditional full keel models, it provides a more efficient, higher lift keel. Initial stability is improved by a wider waterline beam and less hollow sectional shapes. Water flows with less turbulence to the propeller for more efficiency under power, and a larger rudder, without an extreme angle, is more efficient. Standard draft of this full keel design is only four feet and six inches, although a keel/ centerboard option was offered, which draws only three feet and eight inches with the board up. Unless an extremely shallow draft is your number one priority, I believe you will find the disadvantages of minimal draft outweigh the advantages. Another factor to consider is that although the on-deck length is only a bit more than 35 feet, she is actually 38 feet long overall and will require an appropriately sized slip. Hull construction of the Island Packet is a solid laminate of fiberglass cloth and polyester resin. Hull finishes utilize two different types of gelcoat resin, one highly resistant to blistering below the waterline and a second high gloss above, which is only available in one color and accounts for all Island Packets’ distinctive light ivory hull color. The hull is strengthened with a structural grid system and molded liners held in place with fiberglass or structural adhesives. The deck and hull are sealed and bolted together on an inward flange. Island Packets are very solidly constructed and offer a 10-year warranty, and I have yet to find any significant structural failure of an Island Packet hull. That said, rudder delamination and separation are a problem quite common to a number of older Island Packet models, including the Island Packet 35, and should be closely inspected and monitored. A unique feature of all Island Packet boats is their method of deck construction


with “Polycore,” a mixture of resin fillers, rather than the more common balsa or foam core. While I have occasionally noted minor separation of the fiberglass laminate from the core on older models, I have yet to run across any serious delaminations or failures, but this is something to keep an eye on. The accommodations are straightforward with a V-berth forward followed by a port side head, opposing settees in the main saloon with an aft-facing navigation table at the aft end of the port settee, a large starboard side galley, and a port quarter berth cabin. The 12-foot maximum beam and wide waterline beam allow accommodations to be pushed outboard providing plenty of livable space and good storage that’s tough to match on a boat in this size range. Auxiliary power was provided by a Yanmar 3GM diesel engine coupled to a fixed threeblade prop. Access for routing service and maintenance is good, and these are long-lived durable engines when properly maintained. While the Island Packet 35 offers considerable performance improvements over some of the company’s earlier models and has won an occasional race when sailed under ideal conditions, I think it’s fair to characterize the Island Packet 35 as a stable, comfortable cruising boat with no pretense at being a “performance cruiser” or contender on the race course. She is cutter-rigged, which has some advantages for extended passagemaking and sailing in extreme conditions, but few, if any, advantages for daysailing and coastal cruising. Light air performance suffers from a very conservative sail area/displacement (SA/D) ratio of 15.2; although, you will occasionally see this figure given as 17.4. The higher number results when Island Packet’s published sail area of 735 square feet is used for the calculation. Island Packets’ literature clearly indicates the published sail area includes the staysail, which should not be included when calculating the SA/D ratio. Compared with entry-level, 35-foot production cruisers, the Island Packet 35 tends to be a bit pricy. The asking price of 20 boats offered for sale at the time of this writing ranged from $99,000 to $159,000. The average selling price of eight boats sold over the last year was $119,000. For coastal cruising and livability aboard a 35-footer, this model has a lot to offer, and the prices reflect Island Packet’s popularity and reputation for solid construction. About the Author: Jack Hornor, N.A., is the principal surveyor and senior designer for the Annapolis-based Marine Survey & Design Co. msdco.com

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his is such a great adventure, it could be a Disney movie. In fact, the story of Morning Light IS a Disney movie that’s playing now in Baltimore and Annapolis. I got invited to the opening because Downtown Sailing Center’s own Steve Manson is in it—sailing, swimming, and singing. The film’s writ in primary colors, with a rocking island beat to accent up-close action. It’s the true story of a bunch of kids (ages 18 to 23) who get it together—in more ways than one—and race in the Transpac, the West Coast’s version of Block Island and Newport to Bermuda rolled into one. The trip is likened to “riding a derailed freight train” 2500 miles from Los Angeles to Hawaii. Sound improbable? It is, but that’s sailors for you. Roy Disney (Walt’s nephew) is a long time sailing maniac whose bio in the press packet has more about his stellar race boats (all four named Pyewacket) than it does about his movie making. He and Leslie DeMeuse, another certifiable sailor—can you say racing Lasers on San Francisco Bay?—made this movie for love of the sport. At the opening in Baltimore, Disney asked everyone in the audience to bring 10 non-sailor friends to see the movie. The man’s not strapped for cash; he’s on a mission. It’s a mission to share his love of the sea… and speed. In one scene in the movie, the speedo onboard the TP52 Morning Light counts up steadily until it settles on 27 knots. Trim? Hell, I’d be looking for my seat belt. Disney and DeMeuse got together a bunch of sailing greats, including Robbie Haines, Stan Honey, and 2005-2006 win38 November 2008 SpinSheet

ning Volvo skipper Mike Sanderson, to recruit, select, and train the talented bunch. The 550 applicants were vetted for leadership, trainability, and “something different that sparked our interest,” says Haines. Of the 30 (including five women) who made that cut, boat-on-boat racing pared it down to 15 (two women). Then the hard part: those 15 chose

their own skipper, and 10 crew, leaving four alternates ashore. One woman made the racing team. In an opening scene, the kids are sitting around Disney in a luxurious Honolulu bungalow; through the glass doors palm trees frame a glistening expanse of ocean. The room is suffused with brilliant tropical sunlight. “You can die out there,” says Disney to the group whose young faces are quiet and thoughtful. A few nod. At the opening, Disney told us, “We want you to go through the journey with these kids.” It occurred to me that there are a bunch of journeys going on here. The rock and rollin’ journey to Hawaii, of course, but there’s another. Over six months of hard training and racing, these kids became a formidable team, but more importantly, they became adults. In a way, I feel a little sorry for them. I hope they didn’t fast forward over all the

stupid 20-year-old fun that the rest of us are just dumb lucky to survive. Besides, once you’ve raced in the Transpac at 20, what do you do for an encore? The experience also twigged in me how the sailing-as-life metaphor is such a riddle. How Haines and Co. looked for leadership skills in a crew whose duty was to follow. I don’t know, maybe leading and following aren’t so different. How each crew member became a better individual by, as Jesse Fielding puts it, leaving “our egos on the dock.” How learning comes from unexpected quarters if you let it. Of Steve Manson, Naval Academy crew member Chris Schubert says, “I learned more from that kid about how to deal with people and how to really bust your butt than I’d ever learned before.” How not winning can be a great victory: Morning Light finished second (third on corrected time)—see movie for this Evil Empire twist—but you’d never imagine that to see the crew pump fists skyward coming into Honolulu under full spinnaker backlit by a red gold sunrise. In Baltimore, Disney told us, “It really changed their lives. It changed ours along the way, too.” This journey analogy has legs. He didn’t elaborate on how his life was changed, but I’ll bet it’s about passing the torch. With this project, the adults who made this film had the opportunity to not only change the lives of 15 (now) young adults, but also tell the story of their passion to a larger audience, and maybe attract some to try it out. That’s part of life’s journey. Go see this movie. Take 10 of your friends. And let me know what you think about that freaky mid-ocean encounter… About the Author: Stephanie Stone sails J/22s in Baltimore and beyond. E-mail comments and story ideas to sstone@jhu.edu.



f Annapolis sailor Cardie Templeton Hannon were running for political office, reporters would count the times she uses the word “grateful.” Anyone who can and does commute to work by kayak lives a Bay-side life most of us aspire to, and Hannon will be the first to tell you that she’s lucky. She’s also quick to jump in and share her good vibes and spare time with her community. Born to a Severna Park, MD-raised dad and an English-bred mom—both sailors— Hannon grew up in Annapolis “knocking around in boats.” She says, “The family story is that I was on our Dickerson 40 Serendipity as a one-month-old in a laundry basket or whatever you carried babies around in back in the 1970s.” As a kid, she sailed an O’Day Widgeon (a 13-foot dinghy) and did the sailing program at Severn SA, as well as commuting in a 13-foot Whaler to her camp counselor job at the Severn School as a 15-year-old. After college at Wellesley in Massachusetts, Hannon worked in Connecticut for 11 years in information technology. Missing sailing, she took a basic keelboat class. She says, “It made me grateful for our muddy, sandy bottoms on the Chesapeake.” In 2003, Hannon came back to work in the family business at W&P Nautical on Spa

BAY PEOPLE Creek in Eastport (home of Backyard Boats next to the Chart House) to spearhead the massive renovation plan of the historic property her father, James Templeton, since deceased, had initiated in the mid-1970s. The multi-acre, waterfront property facing “Ego Alley” was first occupied by the Annapolis Glass Company in 1855 and later Chance Boat Yard, Annapolis Yacht Yard, and John Trumpy & Sons, Inc. A variety of watercraft, from wooden submarine chasers and other war vessels used in four conflicts to the famous Trumpy luxury motor yachts, were built on site in its 86-year maritime history. Following completion of the restoration of the “Big Shed”—modern on its interior, yet maintaining the integrity of the original structure on the exterior—last month, Hannon held the grand opening of an extensive photo and document exhibit, highlighting the boatbuilding and maritime history of the place, the only one in Eastport on the National Register of Historic Places. However time-consuming the renovations, exhibit launch, and the continued property management were and continue to be, Hannon carves out large chunks of time for volunteer work. For three years, she was the volunteer coordinator for the Maryland Maritime Heritage Festival, which was “a great way to meet people,” she says. “It was interesting to figure out how to organize such an event and then be able to use what you learned as a template for the next year.” She is currently the president of the Baltimore Wellesley Club, serving the 400 alumnae across Maryland. Last month, she walked 60 miles with the

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local Save the Coconuts group, which raised more than $85,000 for breast cancer research. And on Wednesday nights during sailing season, you’ll find Hannon volunteering for Annapolis YC’s race committee on the upper deck at the finish line. “Until I did race committee work, I never realized how many people it takes—more than I would have thought from the outside. There are four or five just at the finish, and I haven’t been on the mark boat yet.” When they’re not working, volunteering, or sailing their Catalina 27 The Defense Rests, Hannon and her husband Scott (three guesses on his profession) like to take day trips to towns such as Gettysburg, camp, hike, ski, travel, and entertain at home. They traveled to Croatia for their honeymoon in June. Hannon says that however chilly the Adriatic Sea was, its clarity was stunning, and, “The salinity so high, you could float without treading water.” The couple will close the year with a holiday trip to England. Hannon’s just as happy to stay home, though. “There’s something wonderful about Annapolis,” she says. “There’s sailing, the government, the Naval Academy, St. Johns, tourism—such diversity of people and history. It’s not a one-trick-pony kind of a place. Just think about the classes and lectures at St. Johns. You could live that life. Or be a law maker or live the sailing life. There are so many different ways to experience this town. Water is such a calming, healing thing to have around. To have that and all of the other opportunities here is incredible. It’s a place you never have to move on from.” The maritime history exhibit in the building 14 lobby area of 222 Severn Avenue, Annapolis is open to the public during business hours.

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Little Island, Big Mess

by Dirk Schwenk


p on the Magothy, just north of tion deemed unworDobbins Island, is Little Island. It thy by him. Why was a quiet little island, but now risk his residence features a grand estate—with a massive (or his reputahome, hardened shoreline, sweeping lawn, tion)? He must swimming pool, miniature lighthouse, have concluded driveway, well, septic, electricity, new that the posipier—even plastic palm trees. It has everytives obtained thing a modern family could want, except outweighed any for permits for its construction. possible negaNo longer a sleepy afterthought, it is tives.” now a symbol of excessive and unlawful development in the critical area. Anontact County Executive Leopold to ask him to encourthony Lamartina, age the County Office of Law to pursue the case for civil then Chairman penalties: exleop00@aacounty.org. of the Board of Attend the November 17 public hearing at the Circuit Court Appeals, wrote the following: for Anne Arundel County at 7 Church Circle in downtown An“I can unnapolis. Confirm on the daily docket at circuitcourt.org. equivocally state Support the Magothy River Association: magothyriver.org. that I have never seen, in all my 24 years on this Board, a violation of such a grand scale. The Petitioner [WagThe legal battles are ongoing and being ner] is a builder who has made his living waged on several fronts. The Anne Arundel in this county for longer than I have been County Office of Law filed suit against with this Board. Given all his experience, Wagner seeking penalties and injunche elected to construct more than 8000 tive relief—including the removal of the feet of new impervious surface for his own house and other structures. The Maryland residential use, including a pool, gazebo, Department of the Environment walkways, driveway, without any perhas also taken acmission—all entirely in the Critical Area buffer and obliterating any steep slopes and vegeta-


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tion— over the violations of the rip rap and pier permits (although no suit has been filed). Third—and this is where the active fight is right now—Wagner sought retroactive variances of the critical areas laws that would allow him to maintain the island as he has built it. The civil suit for penalties has been put on hold until there is a final decision about the variances. Wagner sought variances for 9000 square feet of impervious surface, including two dwellings, a driveway-cum-boat ramp, pool, lighthouse, gazebo, two sheds, etc. In January 2008, the Board of Appeals granted a variance for 3005 feet plus a 320-square-foot boat ramp. The existing home was found to have 2880 feet of impervious surface. The overall result of the decision is that the house and boat ramp could remain, but everything else had to go. Thus the patio, driveway, walkways, gazebo, two sheds, the boat house, and pool have been ordered removed. The lighthouse appears to have been considered as part of the house and under the Board decision, seems likely to remain. The Circuit Court of Anne Arundel County will hear argument on November 17 on the appeal of the Board’s decision. That hearing is open for the public to observe. In considering the variance requests, the Board of Appeals spinsheet.com

was required to give a variance if the lot owner “would be denied reasonable and significant use of the entire parcel or lotâ€? without a variance of the critical areas laws. All of Little Island is in the buffer, and therefore it cannot be developed at all without a variance. The Board cannot deny the variance solely because permits were not obtained; although, it can consider the lack of permits. To get the variance, the landowner must demonstrate, among other things, that the development will not adversely affect water quality or adversely impact fish, wildlife, or plant habitat, and will be in harmony with the general spirit and intent of the critical area program. Most importantly, the variance must be “the minimum necessary to afford relief.â€? Of all the issues considered by the Board, the most difficult to understand is its decision that a variance for the massive home and a boat ramp was “the minimum necessary to afford relief.â€? For other permits, the “minimum necessaryâ€? relief is usually considered to be the footprint of any home that was grandfathered on the lot. The preexisting home, however, had only 1911 square feet of impervious surface. To find the additional 1100 feet and allow Wagner to keep the unpermitted home, the Board had to add in all previous impervious surface—including the boathouse and other structures—that were there before the work. The Board found that a boat ramp was necessary to preserve the shoreline, but did not even attempt to explain why this impervious surface should be added to the existing footage, as opposed to being removed from the area allowable for the house. This awkward compromise left the Board open to the criticism that, instead of enforcing environmental laws, it was actively looking for a way to allow Wagner to keep his unpermitted home. Four of the seven members of the Board were subsequently removed. Over the long run, perhaps some good will come from the mess that is Little Island. Already, the Critical Areas laws have been strengthened, including the ability to revoke the license of a builder for actions like this. There is also a strong chance that the Circuit Court will send the case back to the Board of Appeals for further consideration of whether the variance is the minimum necessary to afford relief. Chesapeake Bay Sailing

Lastly, with County Executive Leopold’s renewed emphasis on curbing unlawful waterfront development, it can be hoped that the Anne Arundel County Office of Law has the strength to seriously pursue the case for penalties for the failure to obtain permits in the first place. In many ways, this is a far more important issue than the question of whether 1911 or 3009 square feet of impervious surface is the minimum necessary on the island. If Wagner is not required to pay major penalties, it is hard to see why any developer will take the permit process seriously in the future.Â

Since this story was completed the Maryland Critical Areas Commission filed suit against Wagner in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court seeking to have the entire house removed. No answer has yet been filed, but counsel for Wagner has said that he intends to seek its dismissal. About the Author: Dirk Schwenk is a partner with Lochner and Schwenk, LLC, an Annapolis firm dedicated to maritime and waterfront law issues. For more information on riparian rights and waterfront land, please see waterfrontlaw.com.

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McNasby’s Transformation by Amelia N. Smith Photos by John D. Willard V

After a price was negotiated, the conveyor belt (left) would have the bushels of oysters shoveled or dumped onto it for processing.


The inside of McNasby’s, the last oyster plant in Annapolis, which will now be an integral part of the Annapolis Maritime Museum campus in Eastport.

fter careful planning and a construction-filled summer, the McNasby Oyster Company building is bright, uplifting, and nearly ready for its role as host to five interpretive elements for the Annapolis Maritime Museum (AMM). Focusing on Annapolis’s maritime heritage experience, these exhibits include Seafood Industry and Oysters-Watermen Working on the Bay; Coastal Navigation and the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse; Providence and Annapolis in the Atlantic World, 1649-1775; Marine Trades, Shipping and Boat Building; and Recreational Boating on the Bay. McNasby Oyster Company was opened in 1918 and was one of the last remaining oystershucking houses on the Chesapeake Bay. It is an integral part of AMM, which is located on Second Street in the Eastport community of Annapolis. Since tropical storm Isabel sent a destructive storm surge into the building in 2003, the museum has been working steadily towards its reconstruction. The historical link McNasby’s provides with our maritime history is illustrated through the featured photo essay on the McNasby Oyster Company, which John D. Willard V completed during his high school days in the 1980s. Describing his pictures of oyster-

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ing aboard Donald Cantler’s boat Cryin’ Time, Willard explains, “The boat was wide and beamy, allowing for two simultaneous rigs, a double patent rig. They would go out before dawn, making sure they had gas before leaving. A Buy Boat came around to all the boats, so the catch could be sold to them, but on this day, it was full enough that they brought it to McNasby’s themselves.” At McNasby’s, a price by bushel would be negotiated, and then the conveyor belt carried the contents of the bushels, shoveled or dumped onto it, up to be shucked in the oyster house. The restoration of McNasby’s as a venue for recreating Annapolis’s maritime heritage has been a goal of AMM. Changes, such as the new large glass doors that look out onto Back Creek, provide an “immediate connection with the water,” says Heather Ersts, AMM’s curator and volunteer and education coordinator. Other features inside the 7000-square-foot building include a new cement floor poured in July, electrical work, and new interior and exterior paint. Under the newly replaced red roof, natural wood panels line the ceiling, accompanied by adjustable lights which can be moved along tracks for various museum exhibits. Sprinklers and security have also been installed. The restrooms have been partially fitted, and the kitchen area is underway as well. Outside, construction continues with spinsheet.com

the replacement and creation of conjoining dockage and piers. Completed just last month, the docks at McNasby’s have already been used by school groups to learn about the Bay. Other educational programs at the museum also center on McNasby’s past, where students act as history detectives piecing together historic information about the McNasby family and company, as well as other prominent sites around Annapolis. By bringing McNasby’s back to life, these programs emphasize its historical connections to the Bay. On November 22, the museum’s premiere event, the Grand Ole Osprey, an evening of music for the whole family, including a live auction, will take place in efforts to continue raising funds for AMM programs.

Donald Cantler releasing lift of oysters and getting ready to move patent tongs so he can cull.

For more information visit annapolismaritimemuseum.org. About the Author: Born and raised a Chesapeake Bay sailor, Amelia Smith was an intern at AMM last summer and is now a senior in the journalism department at New York University. She hopes to return to the Bay upon graduation.

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EYE on the bay

She How She Schoons! What a lovely sight to see in your own “backyard”… The 127-nautical-mile Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race started in summery conditions just south of the Bay Bridge on October 16. A northerly filled in to help the 53 registered schooners make their way to Portsmouth, VA, where the Pride of Baltimore was the winner of the 2008 autumn ritual. Find full results at schoonerrace.org. Find more photos at spinsheet.com.

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On a Wing and a Prayer

by John A. Aldrich


wild squall, an “accidental” anchor, and a new winged friend— some Chesapeake Bay sailing days stay with you for decades. On September 27, 1970, my wife and I were sailing aboard Caprice, our 28-foot fiberglass Rhodes Ranger sloop with a small two-cylinder auxiliary engine. Her spars were of varnished spruce, and her hatch covers and trim were all varnished mahagony. She was a real beauty. We departed our overnight anchorage in Leed’s Creek right after breakfast, destination West River. The weather forecast called for south soutwest winds of 15 to 25 knots. After powering out of Leed’s Creek, we set the working jib and finally hoisted the main off Deep Water Point. We had good sailing in fresh southwest winds and eased into a beat down Eastern Bay. Gradually, the wind increased and hauled around to the north. Our course down Eastern Bay became a run, and I lowered the mainsail and ran under jib alone. We started the engine to hold Caprice into the wind. We were making good speed in a run to the lee right down Eastern Bay. But ominous looking clouds had formed to the North, and as I looked astern, I remarked to my wife that this was not a local storm. She took comfort in that remark, thinking if it wasn’t local, it was nothing to worry about. We had just passed Wades Point, my wife’s childhood home, and now a popular B&B on Route 33 in Talbot County. I had a different feeling about the clouds, because as I watched, they formed into a white squall of very large proportions, something I had never seen before.

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We were making fantastic speed as the seas built, and our eight-foot dinghy towing behind began to leap like a wild pony. It was time to douse the jib and heave-to under engine power. Still running before the wind with the engine idling, I lowered and bagged the jib. The wind was howling now, and the seas were building. We were running before a fierce storm under bare poles. It had started to rain, and we secured all hatches.

lay nicely with stern to the wind. My wife suggested we steer toward the lee shore and jump off and walk back to Wades Point. She had been through many storms and squalls living in the big house at Wades Point, and she knew it was a secure place. Caprice may have seemed a little insecure to my wife at that moment, but it was a welcome respite to a lone pigeon flying across Eastern Bay. The wind, having blown hard for 40 minutes or so, had tired this pigeon to near exhaustion, and he approached “My wife suggested we steer toward the plunging bow of Caprice as if it were the deck of an aircraft the lee shore and jump off…” carrier. He made several attempts to gain the deck, but was waved off by some unseen landing officer as the bow heaved up and down. The wind speed recorded that morning by the National Weather Service station at nearby Royal Oak was 70 miles per hour. The pigeon landed safely and stood there at the base I tried to of the mast in the lee of the cabin. bring the At the height of the storm, Eastern bow into Bay was covered by a wall of white spray the wind, and driving rain. We could see the masts but as the of other sailboats nearby but no hulls. We dinghy saw the Mystic Whaler, a large two-masted crested on cruise ship, fly by with all sails up running a followbefore the white squall. I have no idea why ing sea, the the captain carried all sails in that storm. wind lifted As the wind subsided, I inched forward it from the on deck with a boat hook to retrieve a loose water and halyard. The pigeon must have thought of it flipped me as a menace carrying an eight-foot boat over. It hook into his hideout on deck. The wind filled with water, turning into a heavy sea had subsided enough for the pigeon, and anchor holding our stern into the wind. he took off. No amount of steering or increased engine We made sail and continued our beat power would bring the bow into the wind. down Eastern Bay close to the number one The submerged dinghy tethered astern held buoy at its mouth. There we were astoundthe stern to windward, making an excellent ed to see the Mystic Whaler under power sea anchor. After considerable exertion, heading toward Bloody Point with all her I was able to transfer the dinghy painter sails in tatters. to the bow, but the bow would not come into the wind. We lay broached, broadside About the Author: John A. Aldrich and his to the wind, which was worse than when wife Lee live in Talbot County. They sailed we were stern to the wind, and rolled with Caprice on the Chesapeake Bay during the every wave. With more effort, I moved the 1960s and 1970s. dinghy painter back to the stern, and we spinsheet.com

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Tarp, No Skimp, No No-Brainer Winterization 2008


interizing a boat is like a dental check-up; it’s an irritant and may seem overly cautious, but a thorough maintenance regime and a good cleaning now will save you time, money, and heartache later. Most boats sink at the dock from neglect or poor maintenance, not out at sea from a gaping hole. So, you know the adage—an ounce of prevention will keep your boat from sinking… Most experts advise composing a decommissioning checklist before beginning. BoatU.S.’s website, boatus.com, offers a comprehensive checklist (boatus.com/ seaworthy/winter/winterworksheet.pdf) to follow, including winterizing the engine, freshwater systems, and heads; checking the through hulls, seacocks, and bilges; and ensuring proper storage and coverage. “We make bets on how long the tarp lasts—Thanksgiving, maybe Valentines Day,” says Brian Hall of Old Bay Marina, located on Jones Creek in Baltimore. Chesapeake Bay Sailing

“Owners are at home while the tarps are flopping around in 40-knot breeze.” Hall suggests shrink-wrapping your boat to best protect it from the elements during the winter. The next best thing is to purchase a custom cover. If you decide to use a tarp, make sure it is well-secured and well-ventilated to allow air circulation. “Don’t use plastic bottles filled with sand or water tied to the tarp to weigh it down,” adds Hall. He says this once-common practice can do more harm than good as the containers tend to fall off or can scratch the hull. “It only takes one night of a good deep freeze on an engine that has not been winterized to cause catastrophic damage, such as cracking the block,” warns Chris Sullivan of Chesapeake Marine Engineering in Deale, MD. According to Nationwide Insurance, most insurance policies don’t cover damage caused by freezing; that includes engine blocks that freeze and crack. Left to their own devices, moisture and acids will sit,

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“If you’re staying in the water for the winter, shut the through hulls so that water cannot come up inside the fitting and freeze, causing it to expand and possibly crack,” adds Sullivan. It doesn’t take long once one of these fittings cracks to thaw again and allow water to rapidly enter the boat. For example, a two-inch hole just two feet below the waterline will allow 66 gallons a minute or 3960 gallons per hour into your boat, which is considerably more than the usual 500-gallon-per-hour bilge pump can handle. Surely, that would lead to an unhappy ending. Just like your teeth need a good cleaning, so does your boat. Now is the perfect time to take off your sails and send them in to be cleaned and checked over by your local loft. It’s not a bad idea to pull off the cushions and get them cleaned from months of cruising or racing when beer or food have been spilled. For more information on winterizing, visit boatus.com/seaworthy/winter. About the Author: Carrie Gentile is an Eastport-based freelance writer. She coowns a Cal25 with her boyfriend and races on J/22s on Thursday nights in Annapolis. When she’s not sailing or working as a legislative policy analyst, she plays rugby with a local women’s club. Send story ideas to carriegentile@hotmail.com.


Grounded‌ in Anticipation

by Eva Hill


oliday weekends, especially those with a promising weather forecast, create a dynamic unlike a regular weekend. Although adding as little as 24 more hours of freedom, holiday weekends come freighted with expectation and excitement, with plans carefully made to squeeze the most out of those precious extra moments away from routine. Knowing better, I allowed myself to be sucked into high anticipation of a great holiday this past Labor Day, which inevitably made every hurdle between me and the weekend seem higher. By the time I’d settled up things at work to make an early

departure, dodged traffic obstacles, which were exacerbated by Bay Bridge repairs and rain, and pushed my way through an uncommonly crowded supermarket, I was strung tight and in need of a drink much sooner than the hour appointed to meet friends for dinner. So, when I finally reached Calypso to stow provisions, only to discover that the refrigerator was warm and everything in it spoiled, I lashed out, looking for someone to blame. It turned out that our electricity had been turned off at the dock, something former marina neighbors had thoughtlessly done several times in the past season; this time, there were no obvious culprits.

I flipped the power back on, turned the fridge back on, tossed out the bad food, and slogged back through increasing rain to get replacement food and more ice to cool down the fridge. I eventually settled myself down, and after a nice dinner with friends, was back to a mode of pleasant anticipation.

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The next morning dawned clear and promising. We quickly readied ourselves and Calypso and made for the Wye River. But we didn’t get very far past Back Creek before Rick realized that the tachometer needle was flat, a state of affairs that required further investigation back at the dock. Normally, I’m a pessimist, but for some reason, I was confident that Rick would figure out the problem in no time and replace some small do-dad, and we’d be back on track for a rendezvous with friends near Drum Point. As Rick investigated, diving deeper and deeper into the bowels of the boat, I could do nothing but wait around. Since it was a holiday weekend, lots of people were about, so it almost felt like holding court as people stopped by to say hello and offer friendly advice (such as what a great SpinSheet article our trials would make). But the most ominous tidbit of information we gathered was from our next-slip neighbor, who’d just needed to replace his battery charger; his mechanic surmised that a nearby lightning strike had caused stray currents to fry selective electrical compo-

nents on his boat. Since we are a mere five feet apart, we could expect a similar fate. The flipped electrical switch and warm refrigerator could well have been clues. After more investigation, Rick concluded that our alternator and voltage regulator were blown. And, by extension, so were our weekend and the next few thereafter. It’s not like we hadn’t been grounded by mechanical problems from time to time in the past. A dodgy engine, a broken alternator bracket, a fried exhaust elbow, or even Awlgrip touch-ups—they’ve all kept us off the water. But Calypso has spoiled us, as she is more robust than the other boats we’ve owned, and we’re perhaps more vigilant at keeping her humming and devoting lots of effort and/or cash during the off-season to keep it that way. Thus, the combination of heightened holiday anticipation, reliance on our boat’s readiness to go at a moment’s notice, and the upcoming prime weeks of fall sailing that we’d miss, made a fairly typical snarl seem more of a letdown, which a few margaritas could only assuage somewhat.

Calypso has since recovered from her ills, and we’ve been back on the water with the enthusiasm befitting the end of the season. Talk around the docks and around Annapolis indicates that we were not alone, and that a particular August storm may well have caused a lot of other mysterious electrical problems on otherwise wellfound boats. While the sorts of electrical issues probably couldn’t have been avoided, there are others that can be. So, in accordance with our annual routine, we’ll be hauled out at the beginning of this month for our annual season of preparation—to handle winterization, heavy-duty maintenance, and repairs—and anticipation of the upcoming spring, in which (barring unforeseen calamities) our efforts and waiting will be rewarded. About the Author: Eva Hill is a corporate lawyer at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston in Baltimore. She and her husband Rick sail their Sabre 38 Calypso out of Annapolis. Eva is Vice Commodore of the Chesapeake Bay Sabre Association. Her e-mail address: lattitudes2@hotmail.com.


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here in mid-April 2009 to work for t season’s end, not everythe new yard owner.” body’s headed south on Last year in this November a boat, but sometimes it issue of SpinSheet, we met Bill certainly seems that way, notably to and Linda Hughes (not related to those of us who remain behind. And Ron and Dawn) as they prepared every cruiser leaving town has a story for yet another of their periodic to tell, different levels of expericruises south aboard Joie de Vivre, ence and equipment, and a unique their Tartan 42, accompanied by a destination. Most will return within pair of Cairn terriers, Murphy and the year and then begin looking Trapper. They stayed in touch with forward to their next adventure in friends and family via e-mail and paradise, wherever that might be. single sideband radio and Skype, Such dream planning never involves and stuck to a non-regimen of fun ice and snow, as you may have and relaxation, not wanting to adnoticed. Guaranteed warm weather here to any rigid cruising schedule. and “island time” are naturally part “Our plan was no plan,” laughs Bill of the package. Hughes. Ron and Dawn Hughes have “Such dream planning never They arrived back in Annapowanted to go winter cruising for a involves ice and snow, as you lis at the very end of May of this long time, and this, they say, is the year, tanned and relaxed after a first of many seasonal trips south by may have noticed.” warm winter. Month after month water. Both recently retired; they of swimming and spear-fishing moved from a comfy condo onto and lazing around the cockpit Dawn Treader, a nearly new Caliber had clearly taken their toll on the 40, and slipped out of the Severn couple. The Joie de Vivre cruisRiver before the U.S. Sailboat Show ing summary can be boiled down even started. Months of preparation to a few representative numbers. (and reading)—make that years— Duration of cruise: precisely seven and they’re finally ready for their months. Distance logged: almost new adventure, accompanied by the exactly 3000 miles. Total engine two family cats, Kody and K.D. This hours: a little over 300. Bahamian winter, the four will stick fairly close islands visited: more than 20. to home, venturing only as far as Anchored: more than a hundred Florida, to stay within a reasonable times. Aground: just once, in Stanflying distance of aging parents. By Photo courtesy of Horizon Yacht Charters iel Cay. Consumed: equivalent of May, they’ll be back here, planning four cases of wine. Devoured: more But in recent years, Kevin’s electronics on a cruise to the Bahamas perhaps, than 20 cans of Pringles. Surplus supplies: and boat-fixing talents were discovered the following year. deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes. They by Johnny Clark, at Annapolis Harbor Heading south is nothing new for did not carry a snow shovel. Boatyard in Eastport, and McPadden has veteran cruisers Kevin and Karen McPadbeen an expert get-it-done fixture around den. Right after the U.S. Boat Shows About the Author: Fred Miller spends that enterprise. With the recent sale of the packed up and left Annapolis, they set too much time working on his 41-foot boatyard (Clark and family are going off sail aboard Dreamseeker, a Tayana 37 ketch, Julie Marie. Past commodore of cruising, of course), McPadden finds his that they bought brand new in 1985, after the Eastport YC, Miller enjoys reading expertise in continuing demand. “So, we’ll three years living on a Downeast 32. For and gazing vacantly at the pretty boats only make it as far south as the Exumas in a long time, they cruised “the islands” and and the pretty waters. Contact him at the Bahamas this time and then be back worked day jobs, on and off, in Florida. svjuliemarie@comcast.net.

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Sharing the Dream by Ken and Janet Slagle


ally veterans Ken and Janet Slagle will start their fifth Caribbean 1500 aboard their Santa Cruz 52 Aquila in Hampton, VA on November 2. Seasoned and new participants spend the week before departure having their boats inspected as well as attending seminars and demonstrations in preparation for the 1300- to 1500-mile passage from Hampton to Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands (BVI). When asked why these seasoned world circumnavigators were joining the Rally, this is what they had to say: When we first began our sailing adventures, we joined the Rally. Steve Black and

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his dedicated Caribbean 1500 staff were instrumental in providing us with the knowledge and encouragement to strike out and make the passage south. As we continued around the world, many other cruisers shared knowledge and experiences which have made our adventure more rewarding. We want to give back to the cruising community, especially new cruisers, encouraging them to follow their dreams and enjoy the cruising lifestyle. The Caribbean 1500 is designed to ensure that the participants’ vessels are structurally sound and properly equipped for the offshore passage. The seminars are to provide the crew with the necessary

knowledge of the vessels’ equipment and to clarify what they can expect of the passage. Our first 1500 was in 1995 as crew on the Baba 40 Mezzaluna with David Engle. This enabled us to participate in the preparations and the nine- to 12-day passage to the BVI. Since we were planning on sailing our boat south with the Rally in 1996, this gave us a good understanding of what would be required of us and a year to prepare for our own passage. In 1996, we had an enjoyable passage to the BVI, double-handed and feeling well-prepared on our Beneteau First 405. Deciding that we liked the cruising life, we took a year off to sell our house, boat, race


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cars, and more and spent five months helping build and commission Aquila. In 1998, we double-handed Aquila in the Rally. This was our first opportunity to work with Black and his staff to help with boat inspections, participate in the women’s seminars, and assist other crews in boat preparation. We had an excellent, fast passage, arriving in Virgin Gorda two days r before expected, setting a ilors all ove ith other sa w t ec n n new elapsed time record love to co f that they for the Rally. phic proo ra g monitored our VHF each night to assist to o h p s have Aquila. Arriving at night, we The Slagle full cockpit aboard others into the marina. You meet lots of A . the world found the entrance to the neat people at 3 a.m., as you help them tie marina quite a challenge as one of the marina heard us on the VHF and led us up and celebrate the conclusion of their channel entrance navigation lights was out. into the marina in their dinghy. Concerned first offshore passage! A cruising couple at anchor outside the for the safety of our fellow sailors, we We returned to the Chesapeake in the

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any charter companies that get people sailing in the islands post deals through the end of October on their websites and ask you to call them for more details and discounts. Through some online searching that was not comprehensive by any means, we found this to be true for CYOA Charters, Footloose, Sunsail, The Moorings, TMM Charters, and others. We say this not to frustrate you, but to encourage you to actually pick up the phone and talk with the people who run sailing charters to see what discounts you can still get on great sails this winter and beyond. It never hurts to nudge them a little, especially if you’re a serious buyer intent on bringing family and friends along. Here are a few deals we found recently that didn’t say you had to book by Halloween this year.

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Club Notes From Bay to Shining Bay


round these parts, November means it’s time to settle your vessel into her cradle for the winter, gather with friends to celebrate great sails and parties past, and dream of new places to visit. No doubt, this month’s Club Notes will give you some good ideas as you plan next year’s Chesapeake Bay cruising schedule. It’s also time to update your To Do list with SpinSheet’s group trip to the shores of Galway Bay, Ireland for the Volvo Ocean Race Stopover May 23June 6, 2009. To put yourself overseas (at least figuratively), check out editor Molly Winans’s enjoyable recap of this year’s foray to Galway, under the pretext of research for SpinSheet, of course. We’ve kept her story handy at spinsheet.com/images/ pdf/chessieongalway.pdf (or see page 116 of the October issue). To learn more and further pique your interest, shoot us an email at galway@spinsheet.com. We look forward to sharing some great times in Galway with you. —Ruth Christie/ruth@spinsheet.com


party onboard a Hunter 45 (Après Ski) on the evening of the autumnal Equinox on Slaughter Creek off the Little Choptank. Attending members of the Hunter Sailing Association include (L-R): Carl Reitz, Alan Rothberg, Sue Reitz, Dennis Frankle, Phil Gallman, Ed and Perrian Upton, Mary Ann Griffith, Brenda Mood, Judith Frankle, and Rick Mood. (Note the superb collection of stemware). Photo by Minnie Gallman


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t was a quiet week in Lake Woebegone, and this is a quiet month for the Hunter Sailing Association (HSA) [above]. November is the only month our group of 100 Hunter owners does not have an activity. Looking back, we kicked off autumn with two Equinox Raft-Ups, and October marked our eighth annual Great Chili Raft-Up. As some members get ready

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CLUBNOTES Bavarias Beyond the Sailboat Show


efore facing the notion that the 2008 sailing season is winding down, 20 members of the Bavaria Yacht Owners Association gathered for the annual lunch during the U.S. Sailboat Show October 10. Enjoying great weather (unusual for these shows), we toured two of the new boats (a 50 and a 38), enjoyed all the sights and sounds of the busy show, and then had a delightful lunch with Bavaria Yachts USA at the Annapolis YC. We met some new owners at the Show, from as far away as Ontario, Canada. Next year, the Chesapeake Rendezvous will be held in Solomons during the third week of August. Stay tuned for more details about that event as well as others at bavariayachtowners.org. —by Ken Johnson


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ver mindful of the pending presidential election, Dave and Myrna Gibson of Club Beneteau Chesapeake Bay hosted a patriotic Swing Vote Raft-Up (below, right) for 15 boats carrying 35 sailors off Helena Island in Little Round Bay September 6. The host boat Paloma served as the party pod. Sporting three huge American flags as well as a collection of Beneteau year pennants, Kelsey and Sue Brown’s White Wave II took first place as the Most Patriotic. The Gibsons distributed a ballot listing a variety of sailing preferences such as favorite anchorages, dinner spots, destinations, best boat gadgets, etc. Matching the most items, White Wave II nabbed a replica of Kevin Costner’s hat from the movie “Swing Vote.” Over the Edge and Grey Goose tied for second. On Thursday evening after the U.S. Sailboat Show closed, we joined the Beneteau Party on the Show docks and enjoyed exclusive tours of new models. Congrats to Mike and Tammy Everett who bought a new Beneteau 43 during the event. Friday brought the Boat Show Party at Annapolis Yacht Sales, with a potluck dinner, BYOB, and a slide show of the past year.

And finally, to revisit our September report, we must note that the best rum drink award was given to Rick Seymour and Mary for Captain Rick’s Butter Rum, with Holly’s Mango Daiquiris coming in a close second. Seems the author of our Club Notes submission to SpinSheet consumed too much of each to remember the real results! During the Annual Fall Luncheon at the Chart House November 8, we will elect a new slate of officers for the upcoming two-year term. Oh, and rumor has it: this event is really an excuse for a waterfront party. cb2.clubexpress.com —Story by Kevin P. McKibben —Photo by Al Nahmias


hoto finish… Right, Ed John’s Thistle 2311 with Narlin Beaty and Dave Fahrmeier and Dan Miller’s Thistle 2471 with Jordan Tacchetti and Bill Fannon head to the finish of the last Glenmar small boat race of 2008. Glenmar Sailing Association sailors of all ages cruise and race from May through September in the Middle River and beyond. The family-oriented cruising fleet offers weekend cruises, fun, and friendship around the Chesapeake Bay throughout the season. glenmarsailing.org —Story and photo by Fran Marinaro

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What Do Horses, Beers, and Games Have in Common?


ot much. During the final race for the Choptank Sailing Association (CSA) Seascape pounded light chop into a close-hauled horse race, just strides off the pace of A2H, all the way to the finish. During a prior race this season, A2H was so tight on our stern, that I ordered a beer from their galley. I also learned to ignore the weather forecasts in favor of what I saw on race day. Our races were more like friendly pickup basketball games in which everyone just wants to have some fun, get a bit of exercise, and develop our skills. Race results and ratings are posted on choptanksa.info. It’s been a real pleasure recording and reporting CSA race activity, as well as racing with terrific skippers and wonderful crew. I am sincerely grateful to all of you who took the time and made the effort to get out there on Tuesday Night Live. Thank you! —by Dr. Andrew Counts


bove, a scene from the Captain Dick Hartge Regatta September 28, the final race of the season for the Chesapeake 20 Association, which drew one coldmolded, four glass, and six classic wooden boats.” This year, we held 53 races and 375 boat starts at 17 events for 15 Chesapeake 20s and 38 skippers. I’ve heard that the race committee on my powerboat, Jenny Girl, always has a great time, while we’re out living through the tensions of racing. The overall champion is Roger Link, followed by Bob Blomquist and me. My crew and I also won the CBYRA High Point. We all enjoyed increased participation from eight classic wooden Chesapeake 20s, including Contrary, Mermaid, Mischief, and Spirit, who joined the fleet in 2008. Our annual Class Meeting will be November 8 at the West River Sailing Club with a potluck dinner and a speaker. Next year’s fleet championships will be June 26-28, hosted by the Annapolis Maritime Museum. For more news and racing results, visit chesapeake20.org.

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Say It Ain’t So

he 2008 sailing season has ended for Chesapeake Catalina YC (CCYC), and the activity shifts to events ashore. November 15 is our Fall Member Meeting at the home of vice commodore Jon Van Tassell in Sterling, VA. The main item on the agenda is the election of officers for 2009, but we will cover other business as well as revel in the all-important socializing. December 6 will be our annual Holiday Party at the home of Maureen and Glen Nemecek. It will be a fun time as we celebrate the holiday season and share sea stories from the past year. The details and directions for these events are posted at sailccyc.org as soon as they are available. Keep checking our schedule and make plans to sail with CCYC. —by Michael Davis


ottie K (center) mixes it up during the Herreshoff 12 1/2 Fall Regatta September 27. The event was characterized by tight racing, good winds (most of the time), and excellent race committee (RC) work run by PRO John Lowe and Annapolis YC (AYC) special events RC chairman Bobby Frye. Dottie

K (Gill Cochran) won the regatta, with Raven (Maria and me) taking second, and Blue Jacket (Spence Leech) capturing third. AYC Herreshoff Fleet holds spring and fall regattas, and sails in the AYC Wednesday evening summer series. For information, email museler@verizon.net. —Story by Bill Museler —Photo by Manja Ledderhos

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ingles on Sailboats (SOS) members Peggy Green and Bill Gillespie [right] set anchor on a fall cruise. During SOS’s monthly brunch November 9 starting at 11 a.m., award-winning photographer Ian Plant and noted essayist Tom Horton will share narratives and photos from their recent book Chesapeake: Bay of Light, which shows the Bay’s wild beauty. Books will be available for signing and purchase. The brunch at the Doubletree Hotel in Annapolis runs $30 and is open to the public; for more details, contact Ellen Penndorf at espenndorf@aol.com. SOS membership is open to single adults who would like to sail with other single people who have a common interest in sailing and enjoying the Chesapeake Bay. A non-profit organization, SOS has almost 700 members from all over Chesapeake country. (410) 798-4098, singlesonsailboats.org —Story by Shirley Brooks —Photo by George Hollendursky

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CLUBNOTES Do We Sense Some Attitude, Here?


errington Harbour SA (HHSA) members continued to ignore the scourge that is winter throughout October, and Mother Nature cooperated with relatively warm weather, which made for great sailing! November brings us to a whole new focus: There is no way we can ignore winter, so we will focus on moving winter swiftly through the season so we can get back around to spring! We will meet to discuss our action plans on accomplishing this during our annual Fall Meeting, which this year has the added benefit of coinciding with the resurrection of an old, nearly lost tradition of ours: the Chili-Cook-Off. (Talk about wind in our sails!) November also brings our annual winter Frostbite Season. Sailing in snow showers is a Zen-like experience that all should have once (or annually) in their lives. Want to come and play with our battle-hardened (read: crazy) skippers? Send a note to racing@hhsa.org. hhsa.org —by Keith Morgenstern


he Chesapeake Bristol Club’s (CBC) Baseball (and More) in Baltimore Cruise September 26-28 proved to be one for the hardiest of the hardy sailors, as only four brave members made their way by water to join the Magothy River SA for the popular annual event. Pictured here are cruise leader Paul Kavanaugh joined by his first mate Marge [front row] and fellow CBC members Tom Finnin and Joel Gross (again, SpinSheet must commend these folks on their fine choices of barware). After a successful Boat Show Break-Down Party October 13 and a downright delicious Oktoberfest October 27, the final raft-up for CBC’s 2008 season will be November 15. That day, starting at 1 p.m., the Café Bretton between Severna Park and Annapolis will be CBC’s port-o-call for the annual luncheon and installation of officers. The event’s highlight will be a preview of plans for CBC’s celebration of its 35th anniversary in 2009. Newcomers are always welcome. To reserve your spot ($25) by November 6, call Mickey and Scott Doran at (410) 757-3628. cbclub.info —Story by Deb Coons and photo courtesy of CBC


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(ANSA) members helped out during the U.S. Sailboat Show [right] by staffing a booth, manning Navy sailboats (old and new), and providing information about several Naval sailing associations and Veterans on the Bay events. We have been continuing our one-day sails on local Bay waters, Club Operations, Dinner Cruises to restaurants within four hours of sailing time, Moonlight Cruises during the week, monthly Potluck Dinners with short training sessions on different sailing topics, and once-a-month Boat Maintenance Day. We have announced our list of officer nominees for the upcoming year and recommended changes to our constitution. We will elect officers and vote on the constitution changes November 22. ANSA’s annual Christmas Party will take place at the Sly Horse Tavern in Crofton, MD December 6. As well as having a delicious dinner and a lot of fun, we will install the newly elected officers, who will assume their duties January 1. ansa.org —Story and photo courtesy of Tom Warrington

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artan 37 boats [above] raft up before the Good Old Boat Regatta October 11-12, with Rick O’Donnel’s Maighdean Mhara and Pam Morris’s S&S-designed Catalina 38, Black Pearl, the designated party boats. The Chesapeake Bay Tartan Sailing Club’s (CBTSC) commodore, Peter Kreyling, won the T37 class race with his White Bird finishing just behind the Tartan 34C Odyssey, skippered by David Shiff. Thanks to Mike Titgemeyer for the great party on the deck of his Tartan/C&C Dealership in Annapolis.

With sore feet from a day spent overdoing the U.S. Sailboat Show, Tartan sailors enjoyed refreshments, steel drum music, and the Show’s reflected lights across Spa Creek. CBTSC’s annual Meeting at 4 p.m. November 8 at Brian Boru’s in Severna Park will feature good Irish food and sailor chat. We wish all Chesapeake Bay sailors a great winter season and expect to see everyone back on the water shortly after the ice melts. cbtsc.com —Story by Grace Holt and photo courtesy of CBTSC

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share these thoughts for snowbirders on their annual trek south to warmer climes. The weather has been generally great, and tropical storms have, so far, stayed away. The Dismal Swamp is open, the fire has been extinguished, and the leaves are starting to turn toward fall. Perhaps you will be lucky to hear Robert at Deep Creek Lock serenade your boat with a tune on his conch shell. Be sure to ask! This is the Eastern Shore Sailing Association’s (ESSA) first year without Fred Fearing to greet us in Elizabeth City; the Rose Buddies have lost a dear friend. Oriental still has its charm and stature as North Carolina’s Sailing Capital. Visit with Jimmy at the Inland Waterway Provision Company, or just relax at any of the marinas in town. The “Bean” is still open, and docking judging is still a spectator sport. Next door, enjoy fresh shrimp right off the boat! The new surprise is Georgetown, SC. Morsels specialty market opened last December. Cruisers can re-provision with those necessary items like beer, wine, bread, milk, cheese, coffee, and upscale accoutrements. Tim and Rhonda Morris are the new owners, and can be reached at (843) 527-3250. For special kitchen utensils, Kudzu Mercantile is still open; call Joy or Fulton at (843) 546-0040. Anchoring out is free; the dinghy dock is free; and the dining is surprisingly Low Country wonderful! —by Bruce Franz (Hemisphere Dancer)


fter enjoying the U.S. Sailboat Show as it closed October 13, members of the Back Creek YC held our annual Pull the Pin Party from the balcony of the Marriott Waterfront Hotel overlooking the action as sailboats beat a hasty exit to make room for powerboats. It took about an hour for the basin to pretty much empty out [below]. On October 25, we attended a costumed Halloween Party at the Retelle Room in the U.S. Naval Station in Annapolis. During the Monster Mash hosted by Rosie and Ron Gollehon and Jo Rys, we all had a ghoulishly good time at this potluck event. November 3 brings our annual Membership Meeting Party at Phillips Seafood Restaurant in Annapolis. (410) 263-9770, gobcyc.com —Story by Otto Hetzel —Photo by Viola McAvoy

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he winning Odyssey (David Shiff) [above] was one of two Tartan 34 Classics lined up for the Good Old Boat Regatta October 12; Dave Watson captained Priority. Thanks to some alert spotters for locating two Tartan 34 Classics that had been missing from our Tartan 34 Classic Association roster. Hull #207, Patience II, is owned by Chris and Andy Daneker from Westminster, MD. Hull #423 is being restored in New York by owner, Stephen Woiler, who brought photos of his work to the Tartan C&C Annapolis Boat Show Party this October. In addition to our ongoing search for Tartan 34Cs, we have begun work on a Tartan 34C owner’s manual about do-it-yourself upgrades and maintenance. Our association focuses on the joys of sailing a classic boat and the realities of keeping it afloat. t34classic.org —Story by Grace Holt —Photo by Chris Rogers


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ust when you thought it was safe to take a long winter’s nap, think again. Championship and fall regatta season has just begun. The weekend this issue hits the streets and the week before are so filled with on-the-water events, it will be a wonder to see a Bay sailor on land. SSA hosted the J/24 East Coast Championships October 23-26. On the 25th, the Tred Avon YC hosted its annual 50-mile Skipper Race, and Old Point Comfort YC ran its ‘Round the Lights distance race. In the Upper Bay the same weekend, Baltimore sailors participated in the Leukemia Cup and Race Back the next day, and Star and Etchells sailors descended upon the Annapolis YC for the annual regatta. Annapolis YC hosts two significant events over Halloween weekend: the J/105 Chesapeake Bay Championships and the J/22 East Coast Championships, which was rescheduled because of Tropical Storm Hanna. Storm Trysail hosts the IRC East Coast Championships the same weekend. Stay tuned to the December issue of SpinSheet for full coverage of these events, as well as a plug for that aspect of sailing that either makes you smile or cringe: frostbite racing. ‘Tis the season.

Melges Madness


o say that host club, the Eastport YC (EYC), and sponsor North Sails are fired up for the Melges 24 North American Championships October 26 to November 1 would be an understatement. Fifty boats were registered at the time of publication, many from up and down the East Coast and a few from as far as Seattle, with Italian, Canadian, and British entries. North Sails’ own Chris Larson, Annapolis sailor and former Rolex Yachtsman of the Year, will give pre-race morning talks on weather, tactical considerations, and his experience as a Bay sailor. North Sails will provide and event weather center, including sailing-specific daily reports to be delivered via e-mail and hard copies to pick up at EYC. Register in advance for e-mail weather updates at na.northsails.com. Find more information on the event website at melges24annapolis.com. Action at the Melges 24 Northeast District Championships off Annapolis in October 2007. Photo by Dan Phelps/SpinSheet

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Hospice Turkey Shoot Regatta 2008

Juno is a 35-foot Colin Archer (1960) sailed by Mark Reisser in the wooden boat race.


e do not: shoot turkeys, give turkeys as prizes. We do: have fun, race classic boats, raise money for local Hospices. You are: invited...” Such are the claims on the 2008 Hospice Turkey Shoot Regatta website (hospiceturkeyshootregatta.com), and all accounts from the October 11-12 annual event prove that the tagline says it all. Of course, 10 to 15 knots of breeze under clear skies never hurt a regatta. The 130 registered classic boats (more than 25 years old) made the most of stellar fall weather racing around the buoys on the Rappahannock River on Saturday, followed by a Sunday pursuit race. Arabella Denvir, who took a second in fleet A with her husband Phil, daughter Lisa, and crew aboard the J/24 Rattlesnake says, “It was probably the best Turkey Shoot that we have ever attended. The weather was stunning. John and Lin McCarthy

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did a wonderful job of organizing and running the racing. The courses were just the right shape and size, and the instructions very clear, which is important in a regatta with 130 boats mostly made up of people who only race once a year. Parties were great. And, did I mention the weather?” “The atmosphere of the Turkey Shoot is a very particular one,” says Denvir, “because it is a Hospice fundraiser, because it is fundamentally a classic yacht regatta, and because people are generally very particularly friendly to each other. That is the flavor.” Spitkit skipper, Frank Birdsall, who won the Flying Cloud division with crew Thomas Richardson, both members of the Rappahannock River YC (RRYC), says, “The overall atmosphere was welcoming, considerate, informal but regulated and Corinthian. There was little or no grousing among the


Turkey Shoot Stars

teve Bowen and Frank Birdsall were overall Division winners. Their names will be engraved on the Virginia Spirit Hospice Cup. •• Bill Dickson in Victorious won the Wobbly Compass Trophy awarded to the skipper of the first wooden boat to cross the finish line in the Sunday pursuit race. The wooden boat race was a new event this year with the trophy being sponsored by the Riverside Health System. •• Another new feature was the introduction of sponsored or fundraising boats. Lorri Rice, Leslie Yost-Schomer, and LuAnne Davis from the Hospice of Virginia were the top fundraisers. They had never raced before and were assisted by skipper Ruth Bush and Fran Cory of theYankee Point YC. •• Wild Rose, a Concordia yawl owned by Tom Martin of Richmond, won the Miss Ann’s Choice Trophy for the most beautiful boat. •• As winner of the Lightning Division, Bowen from the York River YC won the right to represent the Turkey Shoot in the National Hospice Regatta in June 2009 on Lake Ontario. He will compete against winners from all 27 Hospice Regattas held around the Nation. •• The regatta is a major source of funds for Hospice Support Services of the Northern Neck, Inc. Other sponsoring Hospices: Hospice Support Care of Middlesex County and Riverside Hospice Agencies of Tappahannock and Gloucester. spinsheet.com

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Hospice Turkey Shoot Regatta 2008 continued... regatta participants.� Sailing in his 10th Turkey Shoot, Birdsall complimented the Principal Race Officer, John McCarthy, for running “excellent� races and would not change a thing about the event format. Steve Bowen, who took the Lightning division on Dream On, concurs, highlighting “fantastic� committee work. He says, “This was our first visit to RRYC after several years of encouragement from fellow York River YC members to make an appearance. Rules required that competitors declare whether they were racing non-

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The Dream On crew had a scare on Saturday night when a crew member took a tumble getting on board in the dark and ended up with a few stitches by his eye. Bowen says, “I was thinking he might be sporting an eye patch for Sunday’s race, but opted for sunglasses instead!� Bowen will go to the 2009 National Hospice Championship Regatta in Rochester, NY. First place winner in fleet B, Carey Hardesty, who skippers the S2 7.9 Lona B in Norfolk and Hampton, particularly enjoyed the pursuit race on Sunday. “It was a sort of square course to Urbanna and back with a staggered start. It was really fun.� Although the trip from Norfolk up the Rappahannock took him 16 hours, it was worth the trip. He noted that the race now being a Hospice qualifier made it more competitive and that the committee was working to ensure that next year’s rules were less vague and more in line with the competition. He and his crew had a great time. Hardesty says, “It’s a killer venue. We will go back.�



Tom Martin’s Wild Rose, a 1937, 42foot Concordia yawl, won the Miss Ann’s Choice Trophy for the most beautiful boat. Photo by David Leahy

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Ninth Annual Good Old Boat Regatta: Not Much Wind, But Plenty of Fun

by Don Frye, Regatta Co-Founder

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nother October and another Good Old Boat Regatta (GOBR), sponsored by Good Old Boat Magazine and hosted by the Shearwater Sailing Club. Three weeks from entry deadline, we thought we were in trouble. Normally by that time, we have 50 or more entries. This year, we had only 23 and thought that we were about to suffer the declining participation flu. Then, all of those procrastinators came through, boosting the tally to 77 entries, more than last year. On Saturday, a lot of old fiberglass and wood bobbed about in light northeasterly winds as the race committee set an ambitious course of A-B-C-X-U. However, within minutes of the last start, the winds began dying so the race committee rushed to shorten the course at “C,” which pleased most, but displeased a few of the racers. Sunday was even lighter, so the committee decided not to be as ambitious by setting a minimal four-mile course. That didn’t work, either. As the boats began the southward leg back from “B” in a beginning flood current, the wind started to flatten out entirely. Then, the race committee began calling class time limits over channel 71. The responses ranged from polite resignation to a full primal scream to reports of mutinies by crews, who were concerned that all of the beer would be gone by the time that they got to the party. Seven boats finished.

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Not to worry. There was not only plenty of beer, but Dark and Stormies provided by Alfred Poor of the Tartan 34C fleet. There were also munchies provided by the GOBR party committee and Les Hester of Herr’s Foods. On Saturday night, there was a celebration of GOBR co-founder Charlie Husar’s 60th birthday with a salute from the GOBR band and a rumored Miller Genuine Draft (MGD) cake, which turned out to be chocolate. Then, there was the announced engagement of Steve Van Pelt and Suzi Acevedo. Seems the two met at last year’s GOBR, and things progressed. Maybe this is the beginning of a television series.

One of the nicest things happened at Sunday’s party. All of the Tritons dropped out of the race early, but John Redifer and Lori Raugh on Sea Deuce hung out to the time limit announcement. The fleet took up a collection and bought the non-awarded trophy for them. These are the type of fun things that happen at the GOBR and set it apart from other regattas. Next year is the 10th anniversary. We’ll do something special. Don’t know what yet but it will definitely be fun. After all, we have a tradition to uphold.

An MGD cake, hmm.

Charlie Husar eyeballs his, alleged MGD, 60th birthday cake. “Ugh, it’s really chocolate.” Photo by Leslie Kossoff


Tom Wells and mandolinist Alfred Poor salute GOBR co-founder Charlie Husar with a round of “The Man With 90 Feet of Cal.” Photo by Leslie Kossoff

Good Old Boat Regatta, Saturday October 11 Cal 25 (12 boats) Zephyr, Dave Hoyt Fahrvernugen, Charlie Husar One Eyed Jack, Kyle & Lee Bollhorst Offshore 40 (7 boats) Huntress, Mike Doyle Dolce Vita, Audrey Ross Whimbrel, Bill Travis Tartan 34C (4 boats) Odyssey, David Shiff Priority, David Watson

Good Old Boat Regatta, Sunday October 12 Due to uncooperative winds, only the following four classes finished: Cal 25 (12 boats) 1. Zephyr, Dave Hoyt Fahrvernugen, Charlie Husar Krigare, Erik & Marty Lostrom Tartan 34C (4 boats) 1. Odyssey, David Shiff Tartan 30 (5 boats) Mya, Brian Gleeson Emprise, Jim Tompert Fin Keel I 1. Adventure, Pat Nolan

Tartan 37 (5 boats) White Bird, Peter Kreyling Solstice, Beth Berry Recollections, Craig & Kate Connolly Tartan 30 (5 boats) Mya, Brian Gleeson Windrift, Brad Whitehurst Emprise, Jim Tompert Triton (4 boats) Sandpiper, Dan Lawrence Ca Ira, Kristin White

Pearson 39 (3 boats) Flip Flop, Bill Tilghman Fin Keel I Handicapped (10 boats) Diamond in the Rough, Jim Mumper Adventure, Pat Nolan Crishelle, Mo Giguere Black Pearl, Pam Morris Fin Keel II Handicapped (9 boats) Snagglepus, Peter & Penny Zahn Checkmate, Cindi Gibson Oddyssey Cat 27, John Steinle Sea Wench, Dave Nicholson Full Keel I Handicapped (8 boats) Scrimshaw, Charles Deakyne Fandango, Tom Silvio Entropic, Micah Sauntry Tern, Rick Bacon Full Keel II Handicapped (10 boats) Encantada, Michael Albert Rainbow, John Freal Katinka, Wayne Thayer Zulu, Sebastian Watt

2008 Good Old Boat Regatta Overall Awards Best Racer: Odyssey, Tartan 34C, David Shiff Best non-Racer: Entropic, Alberg 35, Michael Sauntry Best All Women’s Boat: Checkmate, Cal 2-30, Cindi Gibson Good Old Boat Perpetual Trophy: Odyssey, Tartan 34C, David Shiff Oldest Boat Entered: Katinka 1960 Rhodes Ranger, Wayne Thayer

Charlie Husar Congratulates Shearwater SC Commodore Dave Hoyt on his two daily wins which locked the 2008 Cal 25 High Point title for him. Photo by Leslie Kossoff

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Dragons, Pumas, and Swedes—Oh My!

The Latest from the Volvo Ocean Race

2008 – 2009

Puma Ocean Racing passes through the scoring gate at Fernando de Noronha, on leg 1 of the VOR. Photo by Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race


t the time of print, there was a fourway battle on the leaderboard at the Volvo Ocean Race, with the Irish team Green Dragon on top, Swedish team Ericsson 4 next, and the U.S. entry Puma Ocean Racing in third, as they passed through the Leg One scoring gate off Fernando de Noronha, an archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean located about 225 miles off the coast of Brazil. This is a fast race, though, sailed on eight of the sleekest 70-foot surfboards out there for 37,000 nautical miles. They’ve only just begun. Anything in print now is old news. The boats are racy and high tech, and so is the coverage. The best way to catch the action is to turn on your computer and click to volvooceanrace.org for recent and real-time audio, videos, podcasts, mobile news feeds, and digital images, as well as recent race analysis. You can also sign up for daily updates. If you haven’t checked out the website yet, it’s worth a click. This race goes on through June 2009, so it’s not too late to jump in as an office chair or navigation table spectator… 80 November 2008 SpinSheet


Extreme Learning

rad Read, executive director of Sail Newport, and Whitney Slade, headmaster of St. Michael’s Country Day School in Newport, RI, have launched a joint educational initiative titled globallearning-sailnewport.org. The program will connect teachers and students from around the globe with major ocean voyages starting with the 2008-2009 Volvo Ocean Race. The online program will include tracking the eight racing boats as they circumnavigate the globe, while integrating geography, marine science, language arts, math, and physical science. The program will track the boats in ports such as Alicante, Spain; Cape Town, South Africa; Kochi, India; Singapore; Qingdao, China; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Boston, MA; Galway, Ireland; Goteborg and Stockholm, Sweden; and St. Petersburg, Russia. Students will watch onboard videos, follow onsite reporters, participate in the virtual race, and link

to educational materials around the globe. Schools interested in becoming involved in the free program may contact Brad Read at brad.read@sailnewport.org. Sail Newport is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization dedicated to public access to the water and to recreational sailing. St. Michael’s Day School is a private elementary and middle school in Newport.

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Racing News

Isn’t She Lovely? Shields Nationals at Tred Avon YC


he Shields, an Olin J. Stephens II design, was commissioned in 1963 by Cornelius Shields to be a fiberglass modernization of the IOD, while retaining its beautiful form. At 30-feet, its narrow beam and classic tapered transom are a visual delight, whether at anchor or under full sail. Tred Avon YC (TAYC) is the home of Shields Fleet #21. Three members purchased used boats in 2002, and the fleet doubled so that by 2004, it requested and was awarded Class Recognition as a formal fleet. Now numbering 12 boats, Fleet 21 was awarded the honor of hosting the 2008 Nationals. The skippers’ meeting, practice race, and Shields annual class meeting were held on Wednesday, October 15. A sixrace series was held Thursday through Saturday the 18th. Among the requirements: the Skippers were required to certify that each of the 4 sails allowed in the regatta has been used in at least 10 sanctioned regattas in 2008.

Bill Berry, of Beverly YC, won two races and discarded an eighth to win the 26-boat regatta overall. The top local boat was Schuyler Benson’s Dragonfly at ninth place. Full Regatta results are available at tayc. com/racing.htm. by Al Schreitmueller

Shields sailors lovin’ it on the Tred Avon River October 15-18. Photo by Al Schreitmueller

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Racing News


he Big Team Regatta is an annual fund-raiser held in Annapolis for the National Maritime Heritage Foundation’s (NMHF) Kids Set Sail youth sailing program. Kids Set Sail is a summer day camp that links students in under-funded elementary and middle schools, via the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers, with real world journeys that have the power to up-

The Big Team Regatta lift and expand learning far beyond classroom walls. Twenty Kids Set Sail students represented NMHF by coming out for the day and showing off all of the skills that they learned at camp this past summer. The day began at J/Port Annapolis, where teams of four people were paired with a J/World instructor on 26 foot J/80s. Each team spent the morning practicing racing tactics before the actual regatta that took place in the afternoon. The Brick Companies, one of the BIG Team sponsors, elected this year to have their

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boat crewed by students from the Kids Set Sail program. Imani Haskell, fourth grade, and Charlie Hughes, third grade, were joined by Mr. Bill Hughes (Charlie’s father) and Andy Mason from the YMCA of the National Capital Region. The combination of youth and experience seemed to do the trick and brought victory to the boat. As a whole, the groups learned new skills, came together as boat teams, and had a blast on the racecourse; all while raising money for Kids Set Sail. The regatta, which raised close to $62,000.00 for Kids Set Sail, was organized by GEL, a national provider of sailboat based team building experiences, and J/ World Annapolis, the performance sailing school. To learn more, visit bigdc.bigteamregatta.com.

Ted Diehle (in the vest) and the Windemere crew took second in the USS Constellation Cup pursuit race on October 18 off Baltimore. They and the nearly 40 other crews headed to a bull roast afterwards. Find full results on ussconstellationcup.org. Photo by Eva Glasgow

Annapolis-based, international sailmaker’s team Quantum Racing topped the 2008 Audi MedCup Circuit, which included 51 races at six events in France, Spain, Italy, and Portugal with Annapolis sailor Terry Hutchinson at the helm of the team’s TP52. Chesapeake Bay sailors Greg Gendell and Andrew Scott are also on crew. See the December SpinSheet for more news on this team’s exciting season. Photo courtesy of Quantum Sails

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The Seaweed Regatta

inds were light on the morning of October 4 when more than 40 boats from the Northern Bay waited for the start of the John Heffner Jr Memorial Invitational, hosted by Havre de Grace YC. After a wind delay, boats were then faced with seaweed—a lot of it. Those who successfully avoided snagging it went on to have a great race. Starting in 2007, the event was renamed for Heffner, a longtime Bay sailor who died suddenly last year. Racers were treated to a great dinner and live music on a warm fall evening. The locally-carved duck decoy trophies commemorated the club’s link to Havre de Grace. Winners included Multihull, Timothy Lyons (CMA); Cruising, Robert Dean (HDGYC); Non-Spin, Bill Roos (NERYC); Spin A, Glenn Harvey (GSA); Spin B, Rich Hanson (NERYC); Spin C, Tom Schwartz (HDGYC). -by Betty Caffo First and second place winners in Spin C at Havre de Grace YC’s annual fall John Heffner, Jr. Memorial Invitational: Tom Schwartz and Chuck Sheets.



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Annapolis YC Fall Series Final Results Division: J/24 (19 boats) 1 Bangor Packet 2 Millennium Falcon 3 Meltimi

Anthony Parker Paul Van Ravensway Mike Hobson

1-1-1-1-4-1-3-3 15 4-3-8-4-3-5-2-8 37 6-5-5-3-1-8-4-9 41

Division: J/30 (8 boats) 1 No Respect 2 Mary Lou 3 Bebop

Richard Harrison Kathleen & Michael McGill Bob Rutsch/Mike Costello

4-6-2-3-2-4-1-4 26 1-2-1-6-5-6-4-5 30 5-3-6-2-6-1-5-2 30

Division: PHRF A3 (10 boats) 1 Windward Randy & Dot Watson 2 Remedy Bert Carp 3 Kestrel Albert Holt

1-2-1-2-3-1-1-1 12 2-1-2-1-1-4-2-2 15 3-3-11/DNF-3-2-2-3-3 30

Division: PHRF B (2 boats) 1 Wreckless Abandon David Lauser 2 Redshift Kenneth Koester

3/DNC-3/DNC-1-1-1-1 10 1-1-3/DNC-3/DNC 2-2 12

Division: PHRF C/D (3 boats) 1 Defiant Frederick Caison 2 Bienestar Ned Dunham 3 Wavesweeper Charles Auker

1-1-1-1-4/DNC-4/DNC 12 2-2-4/DNF-2-4/DNC-1 15 4/DNC-4/DNC-4/DNC4/DNC-4/DNC 4/DNC 24 3

Division: IRC A0 (6 boats) 1 Sundance Gary Beer 2 Sjambok Michael Brennan 3 Yellow Jacket Bulman / Scholz

3-2-3-3-2 13 7/DNC-7/DNC-2-1-1 18 1-1-6-6-4 18

Division: IRC A1 (4 boats) 1 Plum Crazy II Andrew Skibo 2 Downtime Ed & Molly Freitag 3 Mummbles Brad Kauffman

2-1-1-1-1 6 3-5/DNF-2-2-2 14 4-2-3-3-3 15

Division: IRC A2 (2 boats) 1 Saykadoo Steve McManus 2 Kalevala II Tapio Saavalainen

1-1-2-2-1 7 2-2-1-1-2 8

Division: J/105 (21 boats) 1 Tenacious Carl & Scott Gitchell 7-2-2-2-1 14 2 Bat IV Andrew Kennedy 3-12-3-1-3 22 3 Mirage Cedric Lewis / Fredrik Salvesen 6-9-1-3-7 26 Division: J/35 (9 boats) 1 Aunt Jean 2 Maggie 3 Medicine Man

Jim Sagerholm Peter Scheidt C. F. Kohlerman,III/IV

1-3-1-1-1 7 4-1-3-4-2 14 7-2-4-3-3 19

Division: PHRF A0 (14 boats) 1 Ramrod Rod Jabin 2 Endorphin Erik Wulff 3 Stray Dog Charles Engh

4-1-1-2-1 9 2-5-4-4-3 18 8-4-7-7-4 30

Division: PHRF A1 (10 boats) 1 Windborn Richard Born 2 Mummbles Brad Kauffman 3 Plum Crazy II Andrew Skibo

3-4-2-2-2 13 1-1-4-5-4 15 6-2-3-1-3 15

Division: PHRF A2 (20 boats) 1 (no name) J White / T Ballard 2 Saykadoo Steve McManus 3 L’Outrage Bruce Gardner

1-8-1-2-1 13 2-1-7-4-5 19 8-7-5-3-3 26

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nnapolis YC (AYC) hosted its annual Fall Series for the first three weekends in October. Separated into Saturday and Sunday classes, 116 boats sailed under mostly sunny skies, with a typical mix of wind conditions racing sailors have come to expect, finishing on the final Sunday in a stiff, fall breeze. The CBYRA-sanctioned event is both a closing of the season and a tune up for the J/105 Chesapeake Bay Championships and the J/22 East Coast Championships, both hosted by AYC, as well as Storm Trysail’s IRC East Coast Championships, all slated for the weekend of November 1. Find full results for AYC Fall Series on race.annapolisyc.org.

A Laser SB3 on a mild day of Annapolis YC Fall Series. Photo by Dan Phelps/SpinSheet

Wearing shorts during an October race series is one of the blessings of Chesapeake Bay sailing, as sailors proved during AYC’s Fall Series. Photo by Dan Phelps/SpinSheet


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tephanie Reuer, owner of the J/35 Dakota Girl, thinks she might be the only racing skipper on the Bay who’s sung opera on stage at the Kennedy Center with Placido Domingo. Having grown up in South Dakota catching walleye on the Missouri River with her dad, she feels at home on the water. A career in international trade and a masters in opera performance led her to the Washington, DC area, where she launched a career in trade compliance and sang part-time for a decade with the Washington National Opera Company. Still working as a self-proclaimed “regulatory nerd” and having just moved to a new home in Annapolis from Deale, MD, Reuer has traded in her passion for singing for racing. “I didn’t step foot on a boat until I was 34,” she says, and she bought her first boat the next year. “I fell completely in love with it.” That she didn’t start racing until six years later is, “Proof that life does begin at 40.” After crewing for several years and racing her own PHRF boats, she listened to the gentle nudging of her boyfriend Randy Bruscup on the benefits of one-design racing and eventually chose the J/35 for the affordability, the competitive fleet, and the support of the class. Not having a boat mortgage has enabled her to hire professional coaches and ramp up her team more quickly. She says, “We have received a lot of advice, coaching, and moral support over the last two years from each program, from the team leaders: Maggie, Theand Log every CanoeJ/35 Mystery, built inespecially 1932 of five logsWindependent, in Oxford, racing on the Miles River inMan, and others.” Aunt Jean, Medicine September, 2006. Photo by Don Biresch, In 2008, the Dakota Girl team took second in the Annapolis to St. www.dbconsultants.com/dbphotos/

Michaels race and won the J/35 one-design class and PHRF overall for the Tred Avon YC’s Robson Round the Buoys Race. Winning a three-way tie for second in the Herrington Harbor SA’s Integrity Yacht Sales Invitational added one more to the “nice bling for the mantle” this summer. Reuer says, “I’ve been very pleased with the improvements the team has made this year. We’ve had a lot of fun together along the way, and we’ve improved consistently.” This Bay-racing Dakota girl’s philosophy: “We want to race with people we like spending time with. The team is the boat. I certainly couldn’t race a J/35 by myself. We want to have a serious, competitive boat that finds joy in learning and getting better. A famous conductor told me once that I needed to ‘find the joy in the work.’ I’ve always thought that was a valuable philosophy that’s applicable to almost any endeavor, including sailboat racing.” SpinSheet: Who have been your biggest sailing influences? Dan Wittig, Pete and Dave Scheidt, Dr. Stuart Walker (whom I’ve never met, but I find him to be an inspiration competing as he does into his eighties), Henry Fretz, Bruce Artman, and Dave Shaeffer.

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What is your favorite sailing venue? I think Herrington Harbor SA on Herring Bay is a beautiful venue. You can be on the water and racing in 15 minutes. They also have interesting race courses, no matter which way the wind is blowing. Who are your best sailing buddies? Randy Bruscup, Jenn Hines, Kristen Berry, Anne Needham, Vaughn Micciche, Heather Spurlock, Dorian Haldeman, Marvin Imhoff, John Flowe, Vanessa Pert, Elaine Dennehy, Marie Harrison, and Ted Greenfield. Is there a place on the Bay that makes you think, “This is why I live here”? The Wye River. There are places like that on the Bay where you can watch the sunset, where you can’t see a building or a person, and you can still feel what the ancient Bay must have been like. It reconnects you to the place. What is your radio dial tuned to? I listen to classical music and NPR. I don’t have an iPod. Music is an active experience for me, so if it’s on, I have to pay attention to it—I can’t just listen to it in the background. I’d rather make music. What magazines do you read? Speed and Smarts, Sailing World, Bon Appétit, and SpinSheet. Do you have any superstitions before a race? Before every race, I pray that no one gets hurt, everyone onboard enjoys themselves, and for some help in doing well [smile]. I’m always cognizant of what a big responsibility it is to have a bunch of people out there on a boat. What gear do you depend on? Keen sandals, Dirty Dog sunglasses, and Harken Black Magic fourfinger gloves. What advice would you give a young racing sailor? Maximize your time on the water. Take advantage of the many people who are willing to share their knowledge if you’re actively learning. Get out on the water—stay out on the water! Sail little boats. I wish I’d done so. What are your sailing goals? Our goal is to win a major J/35 one-design event on the Bay. We know that a podium finish is absolutely in our grasp. A first overall may be a reach, but we believe in having stretch goals, too.

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Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association MONTHLY NEWSLETTER, NOVEMBER 2008



am writing this message today to all members of racing teams—whether you are the bow person, sail trimmer, helmsperson, or owner. It is also directed to any of you, like me, who no longer race.

Here are a few volunteer positions to consider: CBYRA Board of Directors

Our sport of sailboat racing needs your assistance. I am hoping that you would like to “give back” to the sport that has provided you with years of enjoyment. The next time you are out racing, take a look at the number of folks who are participating on the race committee (RC) signal boat and the mark boats. In a recent 2008 weekend regatta, we had 23 volunteers on the RC signal boat and the two mark boats for both days. The three RC boats were also volunteered for the racing. Race management also includes the two to three judges, who are required to stand by to reconcile protests that may occur on the race course. As Executive Vice President of the Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association (CBYRA), I solicit your assistance with the numerous tasks and services it has to support the sport. RC work (normally provided by a member club) is only one of many activities that are necessary to make racing in the Bay successful.

Experienced and new sailors are all welcome to get more involved in race committee work, scoring, advertising, finding sponsors, and more. cbyra.org

by Art Libby

CBYRA committee participation (check out cbyra.org and the Yearbook) Advertising help Sponsorship solicitation Computer skills Annapolis Race Week activity (Labor Day weekend 2009) Telephone communication with member clubs and individuals Scoring assistance

If you are a non-racer who picked up the November SpinSheet to see what was going on, the above message is for you, too. It is a super way for you to become involved with the sport and share your talents to help make racing better for everyone. To learn more about the volunteer possibilities, please contact: Beth Kahr, CBYRA Executive Director, at (410) 269-1194 or office@cbyra.org or Art Libby, CBYRA Executive Vice President, at (410) 757-3623 or alibby@aol.com Thank you for considering the possibilities.

How many CBYRA volunteers does it take to figure out which way the wind blows? Sometimes a bunch! And racing sailors are thankful for their help.

As this crew learned on a windless day at the 2005 Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge, volunteering for a regatta will bring you unexpected joys and a dozen new friends. Photos by SpinSheet

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13’ Hobie Wave Catamaran ’03 Great cond. Fast & Fun $2,700 (443) 223-5058. 19’ Cape Dory Typhoon ’74 Reduced from $3,000 to $2,500. Located Washington Sailing Marina WH-11. Fiberglass, engine single gas 2hp Honda 4-stroke 2006. Charles Shilling (703) 309-5456. 21.6’ English Westerly Warwick ’72 7.9’ beam, good cond., new sails & lines, Johnson 6hp OB, sleeps 4 adults comfortably, wonderful family boat, great weekender. Reduced to $1,500. (410) 467-6580. 24’ Cal Quarter Ton ’68 Cruising Sloop, keel, 9.9hp electric start OB, extensive restoration, Sea Scouts, $1200 obo, others avail, Steve Alexander (301) 646-0805, Steve Nichols (703) 4723145, sailnichols@hotmail.com 25’ Catalina ’80 Swing keel, 8hp Mercury OB, 150 genoa, AP, bimini, new interior cushions, $5,000 obo (610) 449-6265, gldstngloc@aol.com. 26’ Columbia ’76 Cruising Sloop, keel, Johnson 9.9 elec start, Sea Scouts $1,900 obo, jjfitzg41@ hotmail.com, (703) 472-3145 27’ Cape Dory ’83 Lightly used. Hank-on sails. Two-cylinder Westerbeke 13 hp dsl. Propane stove. Located in Annapolis. $12,000. (410) 987-8074. 27’ Catalina ’83 Excellent cond. Awlgripped & bottom prepped for new paint. Universal 11hp dsl, RF genoa. Located on Naval Support Activity Annapolis $9,500 obo usnsa@usna.edu (410) 293-2130

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27’ Coronado ’73 cruising sloop, keel, roomy, 15-hp Johnson. Just serviced. Price slashed to $1,400 obo, Steve Alexander (301) 646-0805 stevedalex@msn.com

27’ O’Day ’73 Keel sloop, good cond., 15-hp ’02 Yamaha, new standing rigging ’94, new running rigging ’03, sails good, mains’l new, tall rig, lead keel shoe, inflatable dinghy, fast in light air, Sea Scouts, Reduced! $2,900 obo, Doug Yeckley (410) 326-4291, (C) (410) 610-6895, douglas.yeckley@comcast.net, Steve Alexander, (301) 646-0805, stevedalex@msn.com 28’ Edel (Canada) ’81 Keel Sloop Rebuilt 20-hp Mitsubishi dsl, good sails, RF, Sea Scouts. Price cut to $2,900 obo, Doug Yeckley (410) 3264291, C (410) 610-6895, douglas. yeckley@comcast.net, Steve Alexander, (301) 646-0805, stevedalex@msn.com 28’ Pearson ’75 Keel cruising sloop, good cond., Atomic-4, RF jib, new bottom paint. Sea Scouts, $4,900 obo, others available, Steve Alexander, (301) 6460805, stevedalex@msn.com, Steve Nichols, (703) 472-3145, sailnichols@hotmail.com. 29’ Ranger ’72 Keel Sloop inbd dsl, RF, full set of sailsgood, Sea Scouts. Price slashed to $1,900 obo, Doug Yeckley (410) 326-4291, C (410) 610-6895, douglas.yeckley@comcast.net, Steve Alexander, (301) 646-0805, stevedalex@msn.com 30’ Alberg ’66 Dsl, race ready, all sails. $16,000. Call Center Dock Marina Donations at (410) 9526656. 30’ Catalina ’80 Tall Rig Dsl, engine & drive train replaced, wheel steering, new bottom paint, RF genoa, Sea Scouts, Price slashed to $12,900 obo, Steve Alexander (301) 646-0805, stevedalex@msn.com, Steve Nichols (703) 472-3145, sailnichols@hotmail.com

30’ J-30 ‘81 USA 323, Great one design/ cruiser/ weeknight/ club racer. Clean and fast. 2 mains, #1, #2, #3, 1 spinnaker. Boomkicker vang. Yanmar 2GM. Asking $24,500, 203-622-5160 or jglynn@beyc.com 30’ Legnos Mystic Cutter ’79 Beautiful, classic cruiser, Volvo MD2030, teak cockpit, bronze hardware, well updated (engine, transmission, rigging, canvas, electrical, thru-hulls). Great Bay boat. $35,000. Contact Bill (410) 956-3234 or mystic30cutter@verizon.net Olson 911S Rare 30’ Sloop Has won dozens of racing trophies, but also comfortable and well equipped for cruising. Fine cond. Awlgripped blue hull, many upgrades. $39,500. (856) 4293954. 32’ Rhodes Chesapeake ’65 Classic, heavily built fiberglass cruising sloop, beautiful lines, good cond., 30-hp Gray Marine gas, RF genoa, Sea Scouts, Reduced to $3,900 obo, Steve Alexander, (301) 646-0805, stevedalex@msn.com 34’ Contour 34SC trimaran ‘97 24’ beam folds to 12.5’ for slips, ’02 Honda 9.9 OB, main (new), jib, screacher, spin, great racer/cruiser $73K (240) 5336560 mjchimel@yahoo.com 34’ Schock 34PC ’88 Reduced $25K obo. A Nelson/ Marek design w/excellent handling characteristics. Shoal draft (4.5’ Hydrokeel). A tri-cabin layout provides the utmost in cruising comfort and style. D: (301) 9954845, n: (410) 394-0390; email: rudymr@comcast.net.

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34.5 Hunter ’86 Maneuvers Bermuda veteran, full offshore gear, 6 sails, Yanmar eng 460 hrs, Raymarine ST60 Chartplotter w/ wind, speed, depth, radar, A/C, fridge, solid passage maker. Located AYC. Call Adam (202)4394400 adoyle@envoymtg.com

40' Grand Soleil ’07 Performance cruiser, 3 cabin, 2 head layout, with spacious cockpit, low hours on the Volvo diesel and sail inventory. $430,000 Call Robert Taylor (443) 223-6268 RTaylor985@aol.com

Tartan 34C ’74 Sloop rig, spinnaker, sleeps 6, Atomic 4. Ready to go. Kent Island. $19,500 obo. Can see on ablboats.com (410) 643-6666.

42’ Brewer ’84 Roomy center console, 90hp Ford Lehman, GPS, AP, new canvas. This boat is clean & ready for bluewater cruising. $89,000 Won’t last long at this price. (301) 266-3062.

J105 ’98 Excellent cond. ready to sail, new on market. Raymarine ’07, Quantum Sails ’07, Baltoplate this spring. White w/blue strip, blue interior. Offered at $97,950. Contact Robert at Santa Cruz Annapolis (410) 505-4150

47’ Vagabond Ketch ’81 Well maintained, in-mast RF, AC, generator, ready to cruise the islands, lots of upgrades, $189K, trades considered. For more information send email to ricksailscnc@ hotmail.com, (610) 662-5565

35’ Jeanneau Sun Odyssey ’06 Excellent cond., 2 cabin, large head/shower combo, 12v refrig., LP stove, AC/heat. Full instrumentation S/D/W, radio & chart plotter at helm, AP, inverter, battened main, lazyjacks & sailbag, RF genoa, asym spinnaker w/dousing sock, Yanmar 29hp, electric windlass, bimini/dodger w/connector, handrails. Other extras. Lying Annapolis. Free winter storage $139,000 monk@ madriver.com, (802) 238-1616

40’ Caliber LRC ‘98 New Bern, NC $229,000. One owner. meticulously maintained inside and out. NEW canvas, interior cushions, bottom job. Rob Eberle, Sept.08 survey available on request. 888-717-7327 Full details: www.whiteakeryachtsales.com

26’ Herreshoff Alerion ’00 This gentleman’s C/B fractional day sailor is beyond compare. It is as much a work of art as it is a yacht. Not for everyone she is priced at $99,900. See specs & pics at www.adventure-yachts.com or call (410) 626-2851. 30’ Bristol 29.9 Sloop ’81 A quality yacht at a production yacht price. Come see the quality that makes this roomiest of the Bristols stand apart. Asking $29,900. See pics & full specs at www.adventure-yachts.com or call (410) 626-2851. 32’ Island Packet ‘91 This yacht is in perfect cond. She has heat and air, AP and full instrumentation. The varnished teak looks like a new yacht as does the interior. Asking $99,900. See specs & pics at www.adventure-yachts.com or call (410) 626-2851. spinsheet.com

38’ Catalina 390 ’01 Extras include dink with O/B, davits, heat/air, stow-a-way main and full electronics. Asking $135,000. See pics and full specs at www.adventure-yachts.com or call (410) 626-2851 39’ Corbin PH ’80 This “factory finished” model has vinyl ester bottom, dsl heater, solar panels & full instrumentation. She will make a good live-aboard or world cruiser. $94,900. See pics & full specs at www.adventure-yachts.com or call (410) 626-2851 40’ Hunter Legend ’88 This is so well maintained I can’t believe it’s an ’88. Loaded with great electronics and full documentation and maintenance logs. Asking $ 79,900. See pics & full specs at www.adventure-yachts.com or call (410) 626-2851. 40’ Pearson ’79 This yacht has good electronics and a great sail inventory. She is priced to sell at $42,499. See specs and pics at www.adventure-yachts.com or call (410) 626-2851.

35’ Tartan 3500 ’97 and ’04 Choose from two of the cleanest Tartan 3500s on the market. Great 2 cabin layout equipped with A/P, refrigeration, flat screen TV & more. Two from $129,500. Charles Gomez at (410) 991-8605 or Charles@annapolisyachtsales. com 36’ Beneteau 361 ’01 Well equipped example of popular design. Westerbeke dsl, Furling main and jib, Raymarine radar/chartplotter/gps, AP, Refrigeration, heat and air, dodger & bimini Reduced $109,900. Call Paul (410) 267-8181 or paul@annapolisyachtsales.com

38’ Beneteau 381 ’99 Original owners did a wonderful job of keeping her up to date and maintained. You won’t find a better example of this performance cruiser. Anxious owners. Asking $122,900. Call Dan (410) 267-8181 or dan@annapolisyachtsales.com 39’ Beneteau 393 ‘04 Owners moving up, fully loaded with heat and air electronics, two cabin two head layout, classic main for superior sailing performance, TV. A MUST SEE. Asking $167,000. Call Dave Sill (410) 267-8181 or dave@annapolisyachtsales.com

32’ Island Packet ’92 A beautiful, well maintained, offshore capable boat with tons of storage. Asking $99,900 yet all offers considered. Call Dave Sill @ Annapolis Yacht Sales (410) 267-8181 or dave@annapolisyachtsales.com

40’ Wauquiez 40 ‘04 Absolutely gorgeous performance cruiser. Beautifully styled and appointed with lots of club race wins. Huge recent price reduction to $199K. Owner will not take any less, but she is worth so much more. Call Tim (410) 267-8181 tim@annapolisyachtsales.com

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30’ C&C Mk 2 ’91 Neat & clean. Blue hull, 4’5” draft, Yanmar engine, 2-blade max-prop, new interior cushions ’05, classic main w/ Dutchman system, furling genoa, AP. $55,000. Call Jonathan Hutchings (804) 776 7575 or jonathan@ annapolisyachtsales.com

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42’ Hallberg Rassy (Ketch) ‘84 Designed and equipped for blue water cruising. New main, standing rigging, stormsail, batteries. SSB, Windpilot Pacific, generator, water maker, Cetrek AP, satellite radio/wx, parachute anchor, MOB device. A bargain at $189,000. Jonathan Hutchings (804) 776-7575 or jonathan@ annapolisyachtsales.com

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Irwin Ketch `88 $299,000 Bristol `87 $410,000 Antigua `86 $194,900 Gulfstar Sailmaster `84 $198,000 Wauquiez Centurion `91 $249,900 Beneteau 461 `00 $199,000 Morgan center cockpit `85 $79,900 Catalina `92 $124,900 C&C shoal `88 $99,000 Pacific Seacraft 2 `98's from $335,000 Passport ‘84 $139,000 Beneteau Oceanis 381 `00 $119,000 Durbeck cutter `81 $84,500 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey `97$92,000 Pacific Seacraft `96,`87&`02 from $139,000 Westerly Corsair `88 $92,500 Beneteau 352 Oceanis `98 $88,000 Bristol `82 $59,900

35' Jeanneau Sun Odyssey `06 $149,000 35' Pearson `78 $37,500 35' Wauquiez Pretorien `86 $79,000 35' Westerly Oceanquest `97$144,900 34' O'Day `83 $35,000 34' Pacific Seacraft '85, '87 & '95 from $89,900 34' Sabre MK I `82 $46,500 33' Bavaria `06 $109,000 33' Ericson Racer/Cruiser `82 $38,500 33' Hallberg Rassy `72 $39,000 33` Pearson 2 `87's from $48,000 32' Westsail `74 $46,900 31' Pacific Seacraft `89 $89,000 27' Island Packet `90 $46,000 27' Pacific Seacraft Orion `81 $49,500 Nonsuch 26' & 30' from $29,000 Pacific Seacraft 20' & 27' from $45,000


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32’ Sabre ’85 Centerboard 3’8” draft, nice quality and very clean, waxed and bottom painted August. $48,500. bayharborbrokerage. com, (757) 480-1073 40’ Fountaine Pajot catamaran ’07 Brand new boat. 4 stateroom model. Owners have been relocated. $385,000 bayharborbrokerage.com (757) 480-1073. 40’ Tartan ’88 Dark blue hull, air & generator, 5’6” draft, excellent cond, $150,000 bayharborbrokerage.com (757) 480-1073. 44’ Brewer ’88 Center cockpit fully equipped cruising boat. in mast furling, generator/ air ready to go south $180,000 bayharborbrokerage.com (757) 480-1073.

32’ Jeanneau 32 ’85 Clean boat - ready for new owner. Tiller steering for the true sailor. Canvas, electronics, well maintained. $24,000 Call (410) 263-2311). 35’ Catalina 350 ’04 Excellent mid-size cruiser in like-new cond., beautifully maintained and ready for cruising. Lots of extras... large dodger, AC, nice electronics package, microwave, 15” LCD TV, inverter, stereo, freezer, electric head. Excellent entry-level boat and affordably priced. CALL (410) 263-2311. 37’ Jeanneau Sun Odyssey ’00 2 cabin 1 (HUGE) head . A/C, inverter, new batteries, new C80 chart plotter and AP, custom mattresses in both cabins -1 Owner - professionally maintained.. OWNERS MOTIVATED!! $94,500, Call (410) 263-2311. 40’ C&C 121 ’00 2 cabin 1 head. Beautiful Cruiser - 2 zone A/C, inverter, Raymarine Radar/ Chartplotter, AP, beautifully appointed interior, tons of storage, expertly maintained.. REDUCED $225,000 (call 410-263-2311).

27’ S2 ’86 Well maintained, low hours on diesel. $17,000. Coastal Yacht Sales (757) 285-7059 . 30’ Catalina ’78 Atomic 4, roller furling, well kept below $14,000 . Coastal Yacht Sales (757) 2857059. 30’ Lancer ’81 New Yanmar dsl, new canvas, and fresh bottom paint 18,000.00. Coastal Yacht Sales (757) 285-7059.


36’ Islander ’72 RF, Yanmar dsl, radar, new cushions, chart plotter. $28,000. Coastal Yacht Sales (757) 285-7059.

20’ - 44’ Pacific Seacrafts New or used – this is the place to come: we are known worldwide as the premier broker for Pacific Seacrafts. See the new PS 31, 37 and 40 (first ones built at the new factory in North Carolina) at our office. Check our website for complete listings. Crusader YS (410) 269-0939 www.crusaderyachts.com 40’ Saga ‘07 New, never sailed. Warranties on all equipment. Started at Pacific Seacraft factory in California, finished in NC to very high standards. Drastically reduced: $424,000 . Crusader YS (410) 2690939 www.crusaderyachts.com

51’ Bristol ‘87 CC 51.1 w/ Gorgeous interior! 3 cabins, Lg. aft stateroom. A/C, GENSET, Sea Frost, Bow Thruster, PWR. winches, Furling main, RF genoa. Blue hull! $410,000. Crusader YS (410) 2690939 www.crusaderyachts.com

18’ Marshall Sanderling Catboat ‘71 Own a true classic for only $9,900. Call Rick Casali ( 4 1 0 ) 2 7 9 - 5 3 0 9 rickc@gilmanyachts.com

28' Telstar Trimaran '06 New listing. Like new. Performance & trailerable tri with trailer; Honda 20 o/b; 1' draft. Fast! Retractable outriggers allow use of regular slip. Mint condition; very lightly used; kept on lift. Fast! Asking $85,000. Contact Art Howard (410)2671060 or (410)507-8414 or arthoward@gilmanyachts.com 30’ Catalina Tall Rig ’85 Great Bay boat. 5’3” draft. Self tailers. $29,900. Contact Bill Yates (410) 267-1060 or byates@gilmanyachts.com

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37' Tartan k/cb '79 Many upgrades inc. main & genoa by UK Allan; water tanks & lines; electronics; interior cushions; halyards; charger; HWH; winches; dodger & sailcover; and more. One owner boat with Westerbeke 50. $69,500 firm. Rick Casali at 410-267-1060 or cell 410-2795309 rickc@gilmanyachts.com

44 Mason cutter 1989 New listing in Bristol condition; new dark blue Awlgrip; new hatches; new standing rigging; new sails; new dodger. Larger 62 hp Yanmar; A/C; watermaker; new interior cushions. Asking $265,000. Contact Bill Yates (410)-908-9727 byates@gilmanyachts.com

29’ Hunter 29.5 ’94 LOADED! Full batten main, furling 135%, cruising spinnaker w/retracting pole, full electronics with repeaters – new ‘04: knot, depth, wind, AP, inverter, full canvas – a must see! $ 46,000 Call Tony Tumas Cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or evening), Office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details. Email:tony@greatblueyachts.com 34’ Hunter 340 ‘00 Full batten main, cruising spinnaker, reverse cycle Air/Heat, AP, knot, depth, wind, bimini, refrigeration – light usage, very clean $ 74,500 Call Tony Tumas Cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or evening), Office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details. Email:tony@greatblueyachts.com 92 November 2008 SpinSheet

35’ Hunter Legend 35 ’88 Very clean, New sails 2001, New GPS, AP, knot, depth, Flat Panel TV, Carry-on Air, dodger, bimini many recent upgrades, exceptional cond $ 49,900 Call Tony Tumas Cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or evening), Office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details. Email:tony@ greatblueyachts.com 35’ O’Day ’85 New Universal dsl (150hrs), new sails 2002, new raymarine knot, depth, wind, pilot 2002, bottom barrier coated 2000 – she is in beautiful cond $39,900 Call Tony at (443) 553-5046 or (800) 276-1774 day or evening or visit www.greatblueyachts.com, tony@greatblueyachts.com Beneteau 361 ’04 Excellent Cond! Furling Main, AC / Heat, GPS/Plotter, Inverter, bimini, dodger – very clean – available for demo sails! $127,900 Call Tony at (443) 553-5046 or (800) 276-1774 day or evening or visit www.greatblueyachts.com, tony@greatblueyachts.com 37’ Hunter 376 ’96 Full batten main, reverse cycle air/heat, refrigeration, radar, AP, knot, depth, wind, GPS, full canvas – new ’04, Inverter, High output Alt. Call Tony Tumas Cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or evening), Office: (800) 2761774 for complete details. Email: tony@greatblueyachts.com O’Day 37 ’82 Many recent upgrades, very clean, New Main, New Roller Furling, New transmission, Engine upgrades, New interior cushions, Unique split cabins with 2 heads $45,000 Call Tony at (443) 553-5046 or (800) 276-1774 day or evening or visit www.greatblueyachts.com, tony@greatblueyachts.com 37’ Soverel 37 ’75 Keel/ centerboard, beautiful cruiser – completely refinished! Full Batten Main, 135% furling Jib, New furling gear, club footed cutter, Westerbeke dsl – open to offers $ 34,500 Call Tony Tumas Cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or evening), Office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details. Email:tony@ greatblueyachts.com

28’ Bristol Channel Cutter ’82 Shaefer RF/reefing boom, all sails handled from cockpit, 3 GMF Yanmar, refrigeration, heat, selfsteering gear, $119K Hartge Yacht Sales (410) 867-7240. 30’ Seasprite ’84 Classic Bill Luders design by C.E. Ryder. Dsl, RF. Brightwork just refinished $37,500 HYS (410) 867-7240. 33’ C&C Classic Club Racer ’74 Dodger, bimini, wheel steering. Up to date sail inventory $22,000 HYS (410) 867-7240.

Hinckley H-42 Sloop ’81 OUTLANDISH is an extremely well-maintained classic yacht. Air conditioned, Espar heat, 2007 rebuilt engine & Flag Blue topsides, her custom Dinette interior sleeps 8. Perfect for cruising the bay or blue water adventures. $280,000 Hinckley Yacht Sales (410) 263-0095 Hinckley H-48 Yawl ’72 THISTLE is a timeless Flag Blue classic whose sailing characteristics must be experienced. She was completely refitted in 2006 to comply with the stringent Bermuda offshore sailing regulations. Great headroom, with a layout plan that includes Forward & Aft Staterooms & 2 Heads. $299,000 Hinckley Yacht Sales (410) 263-0095 Hinckley 48 stoway sloop ’70 BASIA has been well loved and maintained by the same owner for the past 30 yrs. She has the Hinckley classic pedigree and looks. She has been professionally maintained, has many custom systems and is a wonderful worldwide cruiser. $300,000 See specs at www.hinckleyyachts.com or call Jennifer at (410) 263-0095.

51’ Hinckley Center Cockpit ’02 JENNIMAR II is in great cond. and nothing was spared while building her in 2002. Carbon fiber rig, 80-hp Yanmar and ready to take you anywhere. $895K. See specs at www.hinckleyyachts. com or call Jennifer at (410) 2630095. 59’ Hinckley Sou’wester ’92 DIRECT SAIL is a beautiful Hinckley center-cockpit, stoway sloop. Built for an experienced yachtsman, upgraded by the present owner at the Hinckley yard, this lightly used vessel has had the best care and feeding her whole life. This Hinckley Sou’wester 59 is a perfect family cruiser with all the comforts of home. Easily sailed by a couple, she is ready to set sail for your favorite horizon. $550,000. See specs at www.hinckleyyachts.com or call Jennifer at (410) 263-0095.

35’ Catalina Sloop ’05 $139,900 Integrity Yacht Sales (301) 261-5775. 36’ Endeavour Catamaran ’98 $152,000 Integrity Yacht Sales (301) 261-5775. 40’ Beneteau CC Oceanic ’99 $145,000 Integrity Yacht Sales (301) 261-5775. 40’ Jeanneau Sun Odyssey ’03 $165,000 Integrity Yacht Sales (301) 261-5775. 41’ Hunter DS ’07 $291,000 Integrity Yacht Sales (301) 2615775. 48’ Dufour Presige ’95 $145,000 Integrity Yacht Sales (301) 261-5775.


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Alerion Express 20 '97.................. ....................$24,900 Freedom 24 '96............................... ....................$29,000 Alerion Express 28 '95.................. ....................$64,900 Cape Dory 28 '91...........................Reduced....$27,000 Bristol Channel Cutter 28 ’87.....Reduced..$149,900 C&C 30 '88...................................... ....................$59,000 Mainship Pilot 30 '01 ..................... ....................$84,900 Pearson 303 '86.............................. ....................$33,900 Tartan 3000 ‘83 ..............................Reduced....$19,900 Beneteau 305 '86............................ ....................$34,500 Catalina 30 ’89 ............................... ....................$33,900 Hunter 310 '99................................ ....................$60,000 Judge Downeast 32 ’02.................Reduced..$129,900 Beneteau 32s5 '90.......................... ....................$42,900 Beneteau 323 ’04 & '06.................2 From ......$89,900 Halvorsen Island Gypsy 32 ’03.... ..................$239,900 Island Packet 32 ’92 ......................Reduced....$99,900 Riptide Cutter 32 '02 .................... ....................$34,900 Beneteau 331 '00 '01 & '04 ..........3 From ......$79,500 Hunter 33 '04..................................Reduced....$97,000 Caliber 33 ’87..................................Reduced....$64,900 Hunter 34 ’83 & '87.......................2 From ......$24,900 Beneteau 343 '07............................ ..................$134,900 Moody 34 '85 .................................. ....................$75,000 Etap 34s ’01 .....................................Reduced..$139,000 Sabre K/CB 34 '84.......................... ....................$49,500 Sabre MK II ’88 ............................... ....................$74,900 C&C 35 MKIII ’87 ........................ ....................$51,900 Contest 35s ’90 .............................. ....................$89,000 DuFour 35’ ’73................................ ....................$46,500

2000 Beneteau 331 $79,500


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Tartan 3500 ’04 .............................. ..................$215,000 Tartan 3500 ’97 ..............................Reduced..$129,500 Wauquiez Pretorian 35' '85......... ....................$79,900 Catalina 36 ’87 ...................Reduced....$49,900 Howdy Bailey Marine Metal 36 '85 Reduced....$79,900 Sabre 36CB '85............................... ....................$89,900 Pearson 365 '78.............................. ....................$39,000 Beneteau 361 '01 ’02 ’03............4 From ....$109,900 Beneteau 36.7 '05...........................Reduced..$129,900 Sabre 362 ’01 ..................................Reduced..$225,000 O'day 37 '84 .................................... ....................$47,000 Beneteau 373 '04............................ ..................$139,900 Jeanneau 37 ’00...............................Reduced....$84,900 South Seas 37 '92 ........................... ....................$35,000 Caliber 38 '91.................................. ..................$139,900 Beneteau 381 ’98 '99 & ’01..........4 From ....$109,000 Ericson 38 '83.................................. ....................$67,000 Sabre MK II ’89 ...............................Reduced..$119,900 Beneteau 390 ’90............................ ....................$65,000 O’Day 40 ’87...................................Reduced....$59,900 Wauquiez 40s ’04...........................Reduced..$199,000 Hanse 400 ’06 ................................. ..................$215,000 Catalina 400 ’95.............................. ..................$154,900 Beneteau 411 '00............................ ..................$155,000 Hunter 41 AC '04 &'06.................2 From ....$185,000 DeFever Trawler ’87.....................Reduced..$105,000 Lord Nelson ’87 ............................. ..................$145,000 Beneteau 423 '04............................ ..................$225,000 Beneteau Swift Trawler 42 '06.... ..................$385,000 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 42 ’93......Reduced..$115,000

1999 Beneteau 381 $122,900


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1980 Gulfstar CC 44 $134,900

1999 C&C 51 LX $420,000



Halberg Rassey 42 '84................... ..................$189,000 Whitby 42 CC Ketch '80 ............. ....................$99,000 Hunter Passage CC ’96.................Reduced..$149,900 Present Sundeck Motor 42 ’83 Reduced..$109,900 Sabre 426 2008...............................Reduced..$549,000 Sabre 425 ’94 ..................................Reduced..$229,000 Whitby 42 '82 ................................. ..................$115,000 Albin Trawler ’79 ...........................Reduced....$99,900 Jeanneau 43DS '01 ’05...................Reduced..$280,000 Wauquiez Ketch '82...................... ..................$129,000 Jeanneau 43DS ’01 .........................Reduced..$219,900 Young Sun ’78................................. ....................$59,900 Hunter 44 ’03..................................Reduced..$194,500 Cherubini 44 ’79............................. ..................$179,000 Cherubini 44 ’86............................. ..................$249,000 Gulfstar CC 44 '80......................... ..................$134,900 Howdy Bailey 45 '73......................Reduced..$164,900 Fuji 45 '74.........................................Reduced..$119,500 Beneteau 461 '99 '01.....................2 From ....$184,900 Beneteau 461 3 cabin ’97 ............Reduced..$124,900 Bowman CC 46 '73 ....................... ....................$90,000 Tartan 4600 '95 .............................. ..................$295,000 Hunter ’02 ....................................... ..................$199,000 Beneteau 473 '02 '04 '05 ..............4 From ....$229,000 Wauqiez Centurion '85 ................ ..................$239,900 Beneteau 50 '00.............................. ..................$299,000 Ocean Alexander 50 ’79...............Reduced..$220,000 C&C 51 '99...................................... ..................$420,000 President Motoryacht ’94............. ..................$360,000 Franz Maas 76 ’74 .......................... ..................$750,000


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36’ Moody ‘82 Motorsailer, sloop, Volvo 62hp, RF, AP & $51,000 Lippincott Marine (410) 827-9300.

1981 Hinckley 43’ Sloop OUTLANDISH is an extremely well maintained classic yacht. Perfect for cruising the bay or blue water adventures. $280,000

2002 Hinckley 51’ Center Cockpit JENNIMAR II is in great condition and nothing was spared while building her in 2002. Carbon fiber rig, 80-hp Yanmar and ready to take you anywhere. $895,000

1972 Hinckley H-48 Yawl THISTLE She was completely refitted in 2006. Great headroom, with a layout plan that includes Forward and Aft Staterooms and two Heads. $299,000

1992 Hinckley Sou’wester 59’ DIRECT SAIL is a beautiful Hinckley center-cockpit, stoway sloop, upgraded by the present owner at the Hinckley yard, she is ready to set sail for your favorite horizon. $550,000

Jennifer Richards Annapolis, Md • (410) 263-0095 T HE HI NCKLE YCO MPANY. CO M

30’ 1980 S2 dsl, wheel steer, shoal draft, DF

37’ Hunter Legend ’89 Yanmar 30hp dsl, centerline owner’s berth, new int’r cushions, radar, AC, jib furl, Dutchman main, 5 sails, canvas, safety gear, moderate wing keel draft, excellent sailer. $59,000. Tim, (443) 9898900, troy519@aol.com 40’ Open ’01 Perfect for solo or short-handed ocean voyaging. Water-ballasted, composite w/ carbon rig, very cool paint job. Super clean, loaded w/electronics, really nice & ready to go! $165,000. Tim, (443) 989-8900, troy519@aol.com 41’ Hunter ’06 As new cond, transferable warranty! Spacious cockpit, very comfortable, stylish interior. In-mast furl, jib furl, gen, ‘08 canvas, ‘08 bottom, A/C, radar/ plot, freezer, fully loaded! New boat without the wait! Tim, (443) 989-8900, troy519@aol.com

30‘ 1984 Seidelman 30T Yanmar 13hp dsl, RF, shoal draft $14,500

30’ 1969 Cal / Jensen Atomic 4, tiller

30’ C&C Mark II ‘88 Highly sought model! Yanmar dsl, sleeps 6, Garmin GPS/plotter, stereo/4 speakers, deck shower, bimini, wheel, furling, 5 sails. Immaculate! $59,000. Tim, (443) 989-8900, troy519@aol.com

SOLD $ 18,500

60’ Open 60 ’89 - ’98 Several available. All upgraded, new gear. Perfect for breaking into open class racing! Ready to go! From $169,000. Tim, (443) 989-8900, troy519@aol.com

31‘ 1980 Ryder Southern Cross double ender, tiller. Call $ 26,500 31’ 1983 Dufour 3800 Volvo dsl, wheel. Call

$ 23,500

34‘ 1980 Gale Force Yanmar 38hp, full keel, cutter rig

$ 89,900

35’ 1978 Pearson Yanmar dsl, new std rigging, K/CB, wheel

$ 37,500

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

$ 39,500

36‘ 1982 Moody Motorsailer, sloop,Volvo 62hp, RF, aft cabin $ 51,000 40’ 1995 Hunter Yanmar 50hp, A/C, AP, Inverter


40’ Hunter ‘95 Yanmar 50hp, elect., self-tailing main, full batten main w/Dutchman, Air, AP, inverter $129,500 Lippincott Marine (410) 827-9300.




36' S2 Sloop ’80 Magnificent condition! One of only 156, this 11.0 aft cockpit is a proven bluewater cruiser with spirited performance characteristics. Teak and holly cabin sole installed new in 2001. $47,000 ( 4 1 0 ) 2 6 8 - 1 5 7 2 sales@midatlanticmarinegroup.com www.midatlanticmarinegroup.com


38' Island Packet ’88 Spacious, efficient cruising cutter equipped to go! Priced to sell!! Brightwork refinished in Fall of ’07. Tattoo is owned by her second owner and has been meticulously maintained. Tri-cabin layout. A must see at $125,000 (410)268-1572 sales@midatlanticmarinegroup.com www.midatlanticmarinegroup.com

30’ S2 ’80 Dsl, wheel, shoal, RF, $18,500 Lippincott Marine (410) 827-9300. 30’ Seidelmann ’84 30T, Yanmar 13hp dsl, RF, shoal $14,500 Lippincott Marine (410) 827-9300.

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48' Sunward Center Cockpit Ketch '87 This beautiful vessel sleeps 7 comfortably and can make room for more! Mahogany joinery and headliner and bulkheads made of ash; 2 cabin, 2 head layout; teak and holly cabin sole throughout. $135,000 (410)268-1572 sales@midatlanticmarinegroup.com www.midatlanticmarinegroup.com

Catalina 30 ’75 roller furling jib, tiller steering, shoal draft, Atomic 4 inboard, electronics, anchors, fenders, sailing gear, $7500, Norris C. Howard, Yacht Broker, (410) 742-6795 or (443) 944-3322 or nhowardboats@aol.com 32’ Ericson ’77 roller furing genoa, wheel steering, 4’ 11” draft, Yanmar dsl engine, 2 burner gas stove, refrigerator, Signet electronics, great condition, $17,900 Norris C. Howard, Yacht Broker, (410) 742-6795 or (443) 944-3322 or nhowardboats@aol.com 36’ Mariner ’81 pro-furl genoa, wheel steering, Perkins dsl auxiliary, propane stove & oven, refrigeration, AP, inverter, electonics, and equiped for long range cruising, $49,500 Norris C. Howard, Yacht Broker, (410) 742-6795 or (443) 944-3322 or nhowardboats@aol.com 38’ Heritage ’76 roller furl genoa, pedestal steering, Perkins 50hp dsl, mainsail, genoa, hank-on cutter sail, radar, loran, GPS, VHF, depth, Great coastal cruiser $24,900 Norris C. Howard, Yacht Broker, (410) 742-6795 or (443) 944-3322 or nhowardboats@aol.com

Chesapeake Bay Sailing

Mumm 30 built by Ovington Marine. She is tricked out and owners have done everything they could to make this boat fast. Come to Annapolis to see and you will agree that it is race ready for Worlds! Contact Ken at (410) 280-2038 or Ken@northpointyachtsales.com J/32 ’97 Excellent cruising boat and in great cond. Offered at $119,900. Contact Paul @ 410-280-2038 or Paul@northpointyachtsales.com J/105 ’93 Pre Scrimp top-of-theline J105 ( Hull # 58 ). Nexus NX2 electronics & Raymarine ST4000 AP, full inventory of Ullman/Skelley Sails & blades faired make this a well prepared boat. It is ready to go & hard to beat the value that this boat offers. Offered at $79,000. Contact Ken at (410) 280-2038 or Ken@northpointyachtsales.com Beneteau 423 ’06 is in superb cond. and has a comprehensive inventory. Totally equipped for cruising and built for any sea with comfort and amenities second to none. No options left out including AC, gen set, flat screen TVs, AP linked with radar& chart. Offered at $259,900. Call Ken Comerford @ (410) 280-2038 or email at Ken@northpointyachtsales.com J/42 ’98 Very well-equipped & maintained J/42. Her current owner has constantly upgraded her in order to assure safety & comfort while sailing in New England, the Chesapeake, Florida, Bahamas & the Caribbean. Offered at $224,900 Contact Paul@ (410) 280-2039 or Paul@northpointyachtsales.com J/44 ’90 This is the biggest 44 footer on the market today. Not only is the J44 big, it’s fast. Not only is it big and fast...the real kicker, is its ease of handling. Offered at $179,900 Contact Paul @ (410) 280-2038 or Paul@northpointyachtsales.com

It is definitely a Buyer’s Market! Buy Now. Kate and Bernie of RogueWave specialize in high quality, offshore capable sailing vessels! We are available to serve buyers and sellers anytime by appointment. Bring us your well loved, high quality, blue water vessel. Come see us to find your dream boat! Come see us at our office at Port Annapolis Marina. We’re standing by. Call us!

RogueWave’s Special Offerings Deerfoot 62, ’85

Awesome! Amazing ocean voyager conceived and built by Steve and Linda Dashew. The perfect ocean voyager. Water tight bulkheads fore and aft, amazing engine room, modern construction. Sail fast!

Cabo Rico 42, ‘07 Brand spanking new! Chuck Paine design. Gorgeous cutter. Offshore equipped. In boom furling, genset, water maker, AC/heat, Espar, great electronics, electric winches, bow thruster, life raft. Fast Passage 39/40 Cutter, ‘01 Amazing opportunity. 2001 Boat Show Queen never left the Bay! One of the ultimate blue water boats, virtually new. Beautiful two stateroom perfect couple cruiser.

22 Falmouth Cutter ’83 $59K

42 Tayana ’84

28 Bristol Channel Cutter

42 Hallberg Rassy ’85 SOLD


42 Cabo Rico ’07


35 Elizabethan ’65


38 Shearwater ’88


45 Dufour Classic ’98 $204K


39 Fast Passage ’00


47 Vagabond CC ’85

39 Corbin ’81


48 Sunward Ketch ’89 $249K


39 Hallberg Rassy ’99 $319K

52 Tayana CC ’87


40 Norseman 400

62 Deerfoot ’85



Call Kate & Bernie

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25’ Catalina ’85 Pop-Top fixed keel model, 9.9 HP Johnson OB, Auto-Tiller, great started boat, Asking $8,300. Call Regent Point Marina@ (804) 758-4457 www. regent-point.com 31’ Southern Cross Cutter ‘80 This is a wonderful pocket cruiser. Though she is simple and lightly equipped she is priced so that she can be outfitted with the latest gear. Lovely canoe stern, full keel and offshore capable. $23,500 OBYS (410) 226-0100. 32’ Dutch Flyer Sloop ’85 Beautifully restored and ready to sail! Too many upgrades to mention. Yanmar dsl, lovely cabinetry below, tile counter tops, roller furling head sail, 2 cabins, pressure water, refrigeration, awlgripped hull and much more. Asking $46,500. OBYS (410) 2260100

Boats for Sale: 14 ft Solar Sailors (2), 1993, 1995. $1800 each, TPI built Gary Hoyt design. Good lake resort boat for guests. Both plus 1 trailer $3600 15 ft Designer’s Choice daysailer (1993) Main, jib, trailer. $1000 17 ft Ocean Yachts Daysailer Open cockpit. All parts incl trailer. A fixer-upper. Nice looking hull. $250 22 ft Hunter 22 (1984) keel model. 2 Mains, r/f jib, 8 hp Electric start Longshaft 4cycle Tohatsu ob, autohelm. $2000 25 ft Cal 25 (1970) Recent Main, Genny, w.jib, Spinnaker, Bimini, s/s grill, 9.9 hp OMC Yachttwin OB. In sound condition, ready to go $2200 25 ft Dufour 25 (1982) Main, r/f genny, Honda 8 hp, bimini. $4500 27 ft C&C 27 (1971) w/Atomic 4, Main, R/F Genny, w/jib, Bimini. Clean, ready $6000 POWER BOATS 25 ft Tiara Express cruiser. v/8 I/O, cockpit cover. Well kept Call Chris Craft Crowne 34 footer (1995) for long term charter 26 ft Pursuit 2655 Express Fisherman (1994) Twin 200 hp Yamaha saltwater OBs Call

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

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33’ Cherubini Sloop ’81 This vessel is seriously for sale. The owner is willing to listen to all offers. She is clean and nicely maintained. Independence would make a great family cruiser or Wed. night club racer. Great Chesapeake boat with 4’6” draft, Yanmar dsl eng., flag blue hull, bimini and lovely teak trim below. Reduced to $19,500 OBYS (410) 226-0100. 37’ Tayana Pilothouse ‘83 Extremely capable offshore cruiser. Bob Perry design, displacement of 22,500 lbs, Perkins 42hp dsl, dual steering stations from pilot house and cockpit. She is nicely equipped and can cruise at a moments notice. Asking $99,900 OBYS (410) 226-0100.

23’ Com Pac 23-4 ’05 Like New, Two Cabin Design, Hideaway Galley/Sink,Porta-Potti,8 HP OB. PRICE REDUCED $17,900. Call Regent Point Marina @ (804) 7584457, www.regent-point.com

28’ Hunter 285 ’86 Brown Eyed Girl Yanmar 2GM20F dsl, Great starter boat Asking $15,500 Regent Point Marina (804) 7584457 www.regent-point.com 30’ Cape Dory Intrepid 9M Verdandi One of only 50 built, stable and fast, Well maintained, 4 sails, 15 hp Yanmar diesel, Many upgrades, Ready to sail away. Asking: $17,200 Call Regent point Marina @ (804) 758-4457 www. regent-point.com 31’ Cape Dory Cutter ’84 A/C ref, AP, H/C Pressure Water Asking $40,000 Regent Point Marina (804) 758-4457 www.regent-point.com 31` Island Packet Argonauta Cutter Rig Immaculate Condition, Tri Cabin Layout, 27 HP Yanmar dsl. Well Equipped Ready to Go. Asking $62,500 Call Regent Point Marina (804) 758-4457 www.regent-point.com Bayfield 32 C ’88 Shenandoah 27 HP Yanmar dsl, Classic “Gozzard” design, Fresh Awlgrip paint job, Ready for blue water. Asking: $39,900 Call Regent Point Marina @ (804) 7584457 www.regent-point.com 33’ Hunter 336 ’97 REDUCED PRICE Fractional Rig with Roller Furling, Bimini and many extras, 27 HP Yanmar, H/C Pressure Water, Heat/AC. Asking: $56,500. Call Regent Point Marina (804) 758-4457, www.regent-point.com 35.5 Hunter Legend ’88 Ladybug 27 HP Yanmar dsl, A/CHeat Pump, Ref, Auto Helm, RF, dodger, bimini, Many features. Asking: $49,950 Call Regent Point Marina @ 804-758-4457, www.regent-point.com


36’ CS Merlin Tortoise Revenge Fully equipped A/C Ref, 28 HP Yanmar dsl, good sail inventory. Owner in Europe. MUST Sell, bring reasonable offers. Asking $54,950 Regent Point Marina (804) 7584457 www.regent-point.com

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24’ C&C ’80 Inexpensive way to go sailing. OB motor, all in good shape $5,500 Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171. Rogue Wave is a unique brokerage firm dedicated to helping sailors spend their hardearned money wisely on high quality, ocean-going vessels of substance and character. If you want a good solid boat, or you want to sell your blue water boat, call RogueWave (410) 571-2955 for an appointment and VISIT US at www.RogueWaveYachtSales. com or at Port Annapolis Marina! 28’ Bristol Channel Cutter ’00 We have two of the most beautiful BCCs you could ask for. If you saw the BCC Indigo in the Boat Show in 2005, you know these are special. Call us. (410) 571-2955. Dufour 45 Classic ’98 Modern, sleek, fast, fun, and low maintenance, this 3 cabin 2 head layout is a great family boat for the Caribbean voyage you are planning. $204K RogueWave Yacht Sales (410) 571-2955. Sunward Center Cockpit Ketch 48 ’89 Perfect family voyager S&S designed, American built, 3 staterooms, wonderful ctr cockpit, completely equipped, ICW friendly, voyager. JUST REDUCED! RogueWave YS (410) 571-2955. Tayana 52 Center Cockpit ’87 Perfect blue water family cruiser: Three staterooms. Ketch rig,. Intercoastal capable! Fresh water boat recently upgraded with new standing rigging and in boom furling. REDUCED! $329K Rogue Wave Yacht Sales (410) 571-2955.

32’ Kirie Elite ’84 at $19,900 she is listed way below market value. Call Sailing Associates ( 410) 275-8171. 32’ Morgan ’85 Nicest Morgan 32 on the market. You have to see it and be impressed. $30,500 Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171. 32’ Westsail ’76 Refurbished, refinished, ready to go. At $55,000 this is a Must See. Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171. 33’ Pearson ’86 At $41,900 it is a “Lot of Boat” for the money. Outside of needing new interior cushions, she is ready to go. Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171 33’ Pearson ’86 Pearson quality, great cruiser, very clean boat. $45,900 Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171. 34’ Hunter ’87 Popular design. Offered below book value at $25,000 Sailing Associates (410) 275-1871. 36’ Aluminum Custom built by Kesteloo Was sailed across the Atlantic from Holland. Are you looking for a proven blue water boat for less than $60,000? Call Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171. 36’ Squadron ’82 Boat is in pristine cond. Price reduced to $59,900. Call Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171. 39’ Mainship ’02 A stylish, moderately priced sedan trawler with a good turn of speed. $195,000 Call Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171.

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40’ Palmer Johnson ’78 Traditional ocean racer, ready to go. $59,900 Call Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171. 42’ Endeavour Center Cockpit ’85 This world cruiser has many recent upgrades. At $109,000 she is a good value. Sailing Associates (410) 2758171.

C&C 110 – 2000 to 2005 – We have two available with race equipment or cruise equipment. both have been well cared for and priced aggressively. Give us a call to discuss your requirements – we have the right one for you! www.tartanccyachts.com

46’ Morgan ’85 Fast, centerboard aft cockpit sloop. Many upgrades including A/C. $128,500 Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171 Tartan 3500 ‘00 Has it all! Air, Windlass, Dodger, Bimini, Autopilot, Radar Plotter. Just needs a destination. Very clean, well cared for and ready to go. Owner is going power, great opportunity! Listing Broker - Mike Titgemeyer (410) 263-6111

C&C 99 2004 – Two Available – Race and Cruise equipped – Great for day sailing, club racing or a week with the family! Well equipped ready to go, replacement costs is over 175k! Call Mike Titgemeyer www.tartanccannapolis.com

Beneteau 343 - 2006 OUR TRADE. Nicely equipped popular Beneteau. Open layout, 2 cabin, large galley layout for 2 couples. Over 165k to replace - asking 129k, Trades / Offers Considered. Contact Mike Titgemeyer (410) 263-6111 or mike@tartanccannapolis.com 98 November 2008 SpinSheet

36 Catalina MK II ‘99 Very popular model. This one has been well cared for and is at the Rock Hall office. New electronics in 2006. Tall rig, 150% genoa – perfect for the bay! Price recently reduced to $103,000 – call Tom Lippincott (410) 639-9380

Tartan 37c ‘80 Courage Nicest Tartan 37c out there. This tartan 37 has been completely rebuilt, awlgrip hull and deck, SS port, Air, Bow thruster, current Raymarine electronics & nice canvas. No expense spared during multiple upgrades in 1997, 2001 and 2005. Priced accordingly asking $98,000 NEEDS NOTHING! Annapolis Office (410) 263-6111

33’ Hunter ‘06 Only 235 engine hrs! A/C, in-mast furling, Raymarine electronics including ST-4000 autopilot, ST-60 wind, depth, 435i chartplotter, bimini. $98,900. Call (800) 960-TIDE or (800) 699-SAIL. 35.5’ Hunter ‘90 Navman depth, speed, Link 10 system, 7’ dinghy w/outboard motor, dodger, bimini, connector. Recently redecked, hull sandblasted, bottom painted & three barrier coats. $63,500. Call (800) 960-TIDE or (800)-699-SAIL. Hunter 386 ‘04 A/C, in-mast furling, Raymarine electronics, TV w/DVD, 6 person auto inflate raft, North Sails bimini. Very well maintained $149,900. Call (800) 960-TIDE or (800)-699-SAIL. 410 Hunter ‘98 Loaded with: Dual zone A/C, Autohelm ST7000 autopilot, ST-60 tri-data, Garmin 2006C GPS, 9’ dinghy w/outboard motor, anchor washdown & much more! $124,900. Call (800) 960TIDE or (800)-699-SAIL. 440 Beneteau ‘93 Autohelm ST-7000 AP, depth & speed instruments, Furuno GP16500 color DGPS chartplotter, Raritan electroscan system, anchor windlass, Fortress anchor, dodger. $89,500. Call (800) 960-TIDE or (800)-699-SAIL. 460 Hunter ‘00 This boat has it all! Two zone A/C, in-mast furling, extensive Raymarine electronics, generator w/535 hrs., washer/ dryer, full dodger, bimini, side curtains & more. $185,000. Call (800) 960-TIDE or (800)-699-SAIL.

Trawlers 7 local boats available 36-54 feet $199$900K www.walczakyacht.com

38’ Cabo Rico ’93 but shows like a mint 2003. Owners moved up. You will not believe the equipment list. $183,000. or best offer. Call Frank Walczak Yacht 410-703-4017 www.walczakyacht.com

45' Hunter '06 center cockpit loaded with gear and well cared for $319,000 or best offer. Call Chris. Walczak Yacht 410-2681611www.walczakyacht.com

Hinckley 50 yawl and 52 Souwester here to be sold. Special opportunities. Call Frank Gary for details Walczak Yacht 4 1 0 - 7 0 3 - 4 0 1 7 www.walczakyacht.com


Too Late to classify

56’ Cabo Rico ‘04 Reduced to deal status for a as new boat $895,000 Call (410) 268-1611 www.walczakyacht.com

30' Alberg Sloop ‘64 Must see! ‘04 Yanmar diesel repower with approx. 60 hours use. Aggressively priced at $13K. Photos @ www.yachtview.com (410) 923-1400 or (443) 223-7864 John Kaiser/cell anytime

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30’ Baba Cutter ’83 Beautiful condition! This upgraded offshore-able full keel cutter has been excellently restored by a master craftsman. New refit and repainted. Asking $72,900. Photos @ www.yachtview.com (410) 923-1400 or (443) 223-7864 John Kaiser/cell anytime

30' Sabre MK-II ’83 Notre Dame III is a shoal draft 4' version. Nicely-maintained. Perfect for cruising the Bay and her tributaries. Recent surveys available! $31,500 Photos @ www.yachtview.com (410) 923-1400 or (443) 223-7864 John Kaiser/cell anytime

25’ Dufour ‘82 $4,500 Main, roller furling Genny, Honda 8 hp, bimini. Good. Turn key. (410) 6260273 crab-sailing.org 25’ Catalina ‘80 $2,500 Main, roller furling Genny. Keel model, traditional layout. Sound. 9.9 hp 4-cycle outboard. 2 years old. (410) 626-0273 crab-sailing.org 26’ Pearson ‘76 $1,300 Decent but minimally equipped except for 9.9 hp Yamaha long shaft electric start outboard. (410) 626-0273 crab-sailing.org 27’ Ericson ‘75 $3,000 Main, Genny. Volvo 12 hp gas inboard. Needs fluff & buff. (410) 626-0273 crab-sailing.org

28’ Pearson Triton ‘59 $1,000 Hull #23. A restorable classic Alberg. Some deck softness. Atomic 4 not running but turns over. Main, jib, Genny. (410) 626-0273 crab-sailing.org 30’ Jeanneau ‘85 $8,600 Main, roller furling Genny, Yanmar inboard. Little used. Keel c/b, 3’6” draft. Needs cleanup and some cosmetics. (410) 626-0273 crabsailing.org 37’ Seidelmann ’80 Feathering prop, tri-radial sails, RF, Harken ST winches & traveler, ST-60 instruments, full canvas, new AP, most redone and fast. $25,000 dstrojny@comcast.net (610) 247-9073

New listings are being added all the time, visit spinsheet.com

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The deadline for the Brokerage and Classified sections is the 10th of the month prior to publication. Contact Lucy Iliff for advertising, (410) 216-9309 or lucy@spinsheet.com. MARINE ENGINES MARINE SERVICES MISCELLANEOUS REAL ESTATE RENTALS RIGGING SAILS



CHARTER Fractional Sailing for a fraction of the cost! Starting as low as $100 per month for a 23’ boat, $200 a month for a Pearson 30. Yearly contract required. www.capitolsbc.com


BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES Marinas / Boatyards Brokerage specializing in the sale/purchase and management of marinas throughout the mid-Atlantic. Coastal Properties Management, Inc., 1819 Bay Ridge Ave., Suite 400, Annapolis, MD 21403, ph (410) 269-0933, email cpm@erols.com


J/34 Daily, Weekly, or Weekend Charters Bareboat or w/captain. Sleeps 6, dsl, nice galley. Great boat for cruising the Chesapeake. Annapolis (410) 268-7887, (443) 994-1553. R & R Charters crewed day, weekend, and week-long charters, leaving from Kent Narrows. Also available certified ASA sail classes. Contact Capt. Dave at (570) 690-3645, renolldh@epix.net, www.randrchartersandsailschool.net

CREW Offshore Passage Opportunities #1 Crew Networking Service. Sail for free on OPB’s. Call for free brochure and membership application. 1-800-4-PASSAGe, www.sailopo.com

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Acton's Landing................................3 Annapolis Accommodations...........76 Annapolis Harbor Boatyard............22 Annapolis Performance Sailing.75,85 Annapolis Sailing Fitness...............83 Annapolis School of Seamanship...27 Annapolis Yacht Refinishing..........60 Annapolis Yacht Sales...............16,93

DELIVERIES Delivery and Instruction at the Same Time Seven-time ASA Outstanding Instructor will help you move your sailboat and offer additional training at the same time. Call Captain Keith at (570) 956-5024 or homedock@ptd.net. Delivery Captain Local and longdistance, sail and power. Twenty years experience with clean insuranceapproved resume and references available. Recent trips include Chesapeake: from Long Island, to Bermuda, from Miami, to Caribbean and trans-Atlantic. Contact Simon Edwards – (410) 212-9579, stredwards@gmail.com

Bacon & Associates........................69

Delivery Captains Licensed captains and crew available for East Coast and to islands. Reasonable rates and dependable deliveries. Call Mike at (757) 696-0070.

Bay Ridge Laundromat...................28


AR Marine Diesel Services.............59 Atlantic Spars & Rigging................54

Bay Shore Marine...........................55 Bert Jabin’s Yacht Yard..................77 Boatyard Bar & Grill......................24 Capital Logo....................................49 CBYRA...........................................86 Chesapeake Rigging........................28 Chesapeake Sailing School.............48 Chesapeake Yacht Club..................21 Coastal Climate Control..................10 Coastal Properties.............................6 CRAB..............................................96 Crusader Yacht Sales......................90 Dean’s Yacht Service......................54 Deltaville Boatyard....................36,37

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UV-resistant Lexan with bronze tint Easy installation … no drilling Sizes for many opening ports


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Bay Yacht Agency.......................5,97

Center Dock Marina........................96


Charlie Taylor Marine Systems CERTIFIED SERVICE CERTIFIED SERVICE Electronics - Electrical Marine Systems - Commissioning Diesel Engine Service Yacht Management

Mobile Local Personalized Service

TOLL FREE (877) 409-3559 Annapolis

Northstar 941 GPS/DGPS Like new, not used for several years, includes antennas, manuals and cabling. Perfect for running Nobeltec or Maptech programs on your laptop as part of your navigation system. $500. Call Dave (410) 991-6234.

Marine Moisture Meters for fiberglass and wood. Non-destructive, simple to use and understand. Electrophysics, Tramex Skipper Plus, and Sovereign meters in stock. J.R. Overseas Co. (502) 228-8732, www.jroverseas.com

FINANCE Sterling ® Acceptance Corporation

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Diversified Marine..........................55 Fawcett............................................41 Force 10 Sails..................................83

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Madden Masts & Rigging is growing and in need of additional experienced riggers. We offer competitive wages and benefits. Please e-mail resumes to rich.maddenmasts@comcast.net or fax (410) 280-2751. Quantum Sails Tortola BVI is looking for a Canvas Manager. Candidate must be experienced, customer oriented, and able to manage others. This is an opportunity to come and work in a small island community and join an established team of Sailmakers. Great Benefits and Pay Scale and of course a beautiful place to live! If interested, please email kwrigley@quantumsails.com. Rigging Salesman/Estimator - must be able to go aloft. Send resume to crl@ chesapeakerigging.com or call (410) 6937500.

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Forespar...........................................71 Grumps Café...................................31 Hartge Yacht Yard..........................56 Herrington Harbour.........................30 Hinckley Yacht Services.................67 Hinckley Yachts Annapolis............94 Hotwire Enterprises........................60 MARINE SERVICES

Hydrovane International Marine Inc...60

Up The C re e k Diving


Helix Mooring Authorized Installer



Mooring Installation & Service Underwater Maintenance & Repair

Inner Harbor EAST.........................54 Integrity Yacht Sales.......................89 J. Gordon & Co...............................21

Sailboat Rigger Work at the best known rigging and spar shop on the Chesapeake. Full-time, year-round position, full benefits. Call Tom at Chesapeake Rigging Ltd./Annapolis Spars (410) 268-0956 ext. 103.

Re-powers • Re-Builds • Mechanical Awlgrip Paint • Land Storage Bristol Marine Yacht Service

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Shrink Wrapping & Winterization Diversified Marine Service. Inc. 410.263.8717 www.dmsinc.net

J/World............................................76 Jack Hornor.....................................71

Lippincott Marine...........................94 Long & Foster - Jenn Klarman.......63 Mack Sails.......................................63 Madden Masts & Rigging...............67 Martek Davits..................................71 Melges 20..........................................2


Mid Atlantic Marine Group............31




Moorings - Footloose......................62

R&D DIVING Specializing in bottom cleaning and zinc changes.

(443) 763-0994


BOSUN YACHT SYSTEMS Technical Marine Services, Sales & Installation

Electrical, A/C, Refrigeration, Electronics, Water & Waste Systems, Rigging & Hardware Free Quotes, Fully Insured

Larry @ 443 742 9878

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Moorings.........................................61 Nilsen Insurance & Financial..........58 North Point Yacht Sales..................11 North Sails Chesapeake....................7 North Sails Gear..............................50 North Sails - Larry Leonard............77 North Sails Direct...........................43 Norton’s Yacht Sales......................97 spinsheet.com

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Patsy Ewenson................................76 Pier 4 Marina...................................64 Planet Hope.....................................43 Port Networks.................................58 Pro Valor Charters..........................64 Propspeed USA Inc.........................26



Expert handling from search through settlement and all the pesky little details in between. (410) 703-2350 (410) 972-4090 Susan-Nealey.com

R&W Ropes....................................81 Refrigeration Parts Solution............71 RogueWave Yacht Brokerage.........95 Sailrite Enterprises..........................62

Office Space Available Mears Point Marina, Grasonville. 8 beautifully finished individual offices, main conference area, bathroom, kitchen, and storage / server room. The 2,000 sq ft space could be divided into 2 separate 1,000 sq ft offices. Contact Penny Shanks (410) 827-8888

Sarles Boatyard Yacht Sales, LLC...68 Seawear...........................................51 Southbound Cruising Services........54 Spectra Watermakers......................59 Speedtech........................................48

Great TV Reception On Your Boat From SEA TV Antenna

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Garth Hichens, President Annapolis Yacht Sales says:

Start Sailing Now............................23 Steven Uhthoff Marine Surveys......96 Strictly Sail Shows..........................25

Waterfront, water view, water privileged, whatever.

"We choose the SEA TV Antenna because of its quality, price and performance... anchored 60 miles north of Savannah... above the normal analog stations I got 14 HD channels. A perfect picture thanks to Martha and SEA TV Antenna."


While cruising make your boat your home with SEA TV.

Tartan C&C Yachts.........................88

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Tidewater Yacht Sales....................90

or email seatvantenna@gmail.com

Affordable Waterfront Property 5 minutes from Easton. One acre on Choptank river, 440’ of sandy beach, 120’ pier deep water, water & electric, 44’ houseboat, gazebo, boathouse & storage shed. $165,000 (301) 2663062.


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UK-Halsey Sailmakers......................9 US Sailing.......................................81 Walczak Yacht Sales.......................91 West Marine...............................19,29 West River Rigging.........................69 White Rocks Yachting Center......107 Womanship International................49 Yachting Vacations.........................62

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SCHOOLS Caribbean Big Boat Racing Race aboard Swan 48 “Avocation”. Heineken, BVI, Antigua. Podium finish not guaranteed, but possible. New Sails!. One week includes accommodations. Call 1-800-4-PASSAGe, www.sailopo.com

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) 9909515. www.pier4annapolis.com

Your online source for quality pre-owned sails!

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. 20Min. From DC Beltway

At Herrington Harbour North



40’ Slips Available in a new sailboat exclusive marina in the heart of Canton, Baltimore. Well sheltered. Transients and live-aboards welcome. Includes water, restrooms, showers and parking. $3600 per year. Getaway Sailing (410) 342-3110 or info@getawaysailing.com


Boat Slip for Sale, Eastport/Spa Creek 32’ length, 14’ beam. Amenities incl Pool, Water, Elec, Showers. Negotiable from 60K. Call (443) 9949980 for details.

Need to buy, sell or rent a slip?

For rent - 35 foot slip, Baltimore Marina $175/mo + electric, Clubhouse amenities and deep water. Please call (410) 263-7273.




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I can help! See my sold listings at bobbinibeck.lnfre.com or Call

BJ Nibeck 410-320-6055

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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.

Winter Dry Storage - $25 per foot Fall 2008 to April 2009. Includes Haul-out, Powerwash, Blocking, and Launch. Patapsco River – Baltimore Outer Harbor, Old Bay Marina, (410) 4771488 or www.oldbaymarina.com


SURVEYORS All Boat & Yacht Inspections, LLC Sailboat & powerboat surveys, big or small. Contact Derek Rhymes, NAMS-CMS and SAMS A.M.S. (410) 268-4404 or toll-free (866) 608-4404. Marine Surveyor Capt Jon Sheller, AMS, Established 1980, serving MD/DC/ VA, SAMS & ABYC accredited. Power & Sail, Gas & Diesel. Pre-Purchase, Insurance, Finance, Corrosion (410) 349-7016, jons2011@aol.com


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Farewell to Friends


Alan Walz “Trapper” Lippincott 1946 – 2008

nnapolis sailor Trapper Lippincott, 62, died on September 21 after a brief, intense bout with cancer. Born into the family of boatbuilders and sailors, who owned Lippincott Boat Works of Riverton, NJ, he grew up a boatyard kid, mastering all aspects of the craft, business, and sport while working with his aunts, uncles, and cousins through his teenage years and adulthood. He entered the U.S. Navy in November 1965. Two of his four years in the service

were spent in Vietnam, where he served as a gunner’s mate. After an honorable discharge, he returned home to Boat Works and then moved to Maryland’s Eastern Shore. He joined Lippincott Sailing Yachts for an extended period and then The Yacht Group, selling new and used boats and doing yacht deliveries. He later moved to the Western Shore and joined Boaters World of Annapolis, from which he retired earlier this year. An accomplished sailor, he began his racing career in Dusters, then competed

for more than 40 years in the Star class, taking part in numerous championships not only in Stars but also in Lightnings, as both skipper and crew. “His heart was in the Star,” says Barbara Vosbury, Lippincott’s crew for five years and International Star Class Executive Director. What was he like to sail with? “He was quiet,” she says and laughs. “But fun to sail with, and the

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after-sail was always fun. There was always a party and a story.” His stepson, crew, and friend, Mike Zuschnitt notes how Lippincott taught him more by example than by instruction. He had told him as a teenager to just watch and pay attention, and he’d figure it out. Zuschnitt says, “Once, when we were clearly fouled, I asked Trap why he wasn’t going to protest. He told me that in the Star class, we don’t protest each other. He sailed with honor, expected the best in people, and gave them the benefit of the doubt.” Well-known on the U.S. Star racing circuit for his humor and willingness to help and share technique, Lippincott was sought after as a valuable senior crew member and tactician by numerous racing skippers in many classes. He was a member of the Eastport YC, the Annapolis Star Fleet, and the International Star Class Yacht RA. Zuschnitt adds, “Good friends, good times, and sailing fast; this was how Trap lived, and he did it with a style all his own. He didn’t need much to be happy: wind in his face and friends at his side. It’s been said that the richest of us are not those who have the most, rather those who need the least. If this is the case, then Trapper was a rich man.” Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross (redcross.org) or the American Cancer Society (cancer. org). ~M.W. spinsheet.com

White Rocks & Boatyard Winter Package $29.75 per foot. Call for details


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