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33 Postcard from Rock Creek Underway, but not making way… a sailor, who meant to send his postcard from the Intracoastal Waterway, sends it from his home dock, as he busily prepares for a delayed southbound adventure. by Sebastian Watt

38 Great Gifts for Savvy Sailors Ever buy a gift for someone that you knew was a bad idea, but you gave it to her anyway? Well, stop that! Here are SpinSheet’s top gifts for sailors this season. by Ruth Christie

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It’s Winter… Now What? What do sailors do in winter on the Chesapeake Bay? If you are at a loss of ideas, fear not. We have many.

48 Being an American Cruiser Abroad Being the object of affection, suspicion, stereotypes, and some truly bizarre moments are side effects of flying Stars and Stripes from your stern while cruising abroad. by Lisa Borre


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That’s how many shots SpinSheet racing photographer Dan Phelps took this fall on the Bay during a busy, exciting championship racing season. Find the full stories in the Pettit Racing Beat.

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Editor’s Notebook


Molly Winans

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n late October, while dining at the cozy L’Auberge Nicolas boat to snap photos of 150 race boats headed out for an overFlamel (located in the oldest house in Paris, circa 1407), one night race. Ah, those beautiful summer evenings when the light of my French friends admitted that she had never heard of is just right, and there’s a palpable excitement and lightheartedthe Chesapeake Bay. It had been 24 years since I lived in France ness among racers on the water. Then, there are days like today, as a college student, 14 since my last visit, and 10 since I had had when the head coach of the U.S. Naval Academy varsity offshore a meaty conversation in French. My old friends and I had some sailing team, Jahn Tihansky, will take time out of his schedule to catching up to do, as did the language compartment in my brain. stop by and chat with me (see page 70). Talk about a job perk. The French have a versatile expression that fits how I speak I didn’t mention any of the awesome events that I’ll go to next the language: je me débrouille. I manage. I get by. The literal year. In June 2012, a parade of international tall ships will sail meaning: I untangle myself. This expression fits a myriad of sailup the Bay for OpSail 2012 to commemorate the bicentennial of ing and life situations. Maybe it was that godsend of a language the War of 1812 and the writing of the “Star Spangled Banlubricant, red wine, but during my recent vacation, I was pleased ner.” From June 1-12, the ships will be in Norfolk, Portsmouth, by how well I uncoiled those Chesapeake, Hampton, moldy old verbs in hibernaand Yorktown. From June tion in my mind. 13-19, they will parade up That my handful of Spinthe Bay for celebrations in Sheets weighed my baggage Annapolis and Baltimore. down by three pounds did Along with American not stop me from lugging vessels such as the USCG them across the pond and Barque Eagle, tall ships passing them out to my four from Brazil, Spain, Mexico, French friends in said cozy Canada, Denmark, United restaurant. As I fielded quesKingdom, Germany, and tions about my life—from Norway will join the parade. “Do you have kids?” to “Is How many people have inthe editor job full-time?”—I ternational tall ship parades was reminded how exhilaratin their backyard? Not to ing it is to step so far outside mention that the public will your day-to-day life that be able to board the ships no one knows your story. for free. It will be vraiment However surreal it is to tell formidable. (Stay tuned to New and future SpinSheet readers, Leon, Olivier, Marius, and Victoria it in another language, it’s SpinSheet for details.) Genin and Verena Von Derschau at the Eiffel Tower. so much fun. I had forgotHad I had more time ten. Rooted as I am here with my French friends, I in Annapolis, where I can’t walk to work without waving hello may have elaborated on all I have to look forward to in 2012. I’ll to seven friends, and in this magazine devoted to Chesapeake have the pleasure of watching the Bermuda Ocean Race start sailors, it’s also easy to forget that there are people who do not within a five-minute boat ride from my office, and I may be on sail or know where the Bay is. the docks in the Onion Patch for the finish. Some Annapolis What’s frustrating about speaking a foreign language, even friends and I are planning a Caribbean charter, for research purwhen you’re on a roll, is that you can be adept at communicating poses, of course. I’ll go to dozens of regattas and sailing events the big picture, but specifics require more time, concentration, and mingle with and write about hundreds of dedicated, exuberand vocabulary words. I explained to my friends how large the ant sailors. As often as possible, I will relax on the water, too. I Bay is, how wide our magazine distribution is, that we have a will anchor up quiet creeks and paddleboard and kayak around in dozen full-time employees, and that I love my job; yet the gap search of blue herons. between what I wished I had said about my sailing life and the And in winter? Well, that doesn’t involve too many vocabuactual words was wide. I couldn’t quite articulate that 2011 lary words. I will bundle up and sail a few times, read a few wasn’t much of a racing year for me, but that I had had more books, paint a few pictures of Parisian streets, and follow my delightful weekends on the hook in one summer than I could own advice on what to do in the off-season (page 43). I’ll get by. remember. (French word for gunkholing? Anyone?) Je me débrouille. I did not convey how many of my “ordinary” work days involve beautiful moments, such as rushing out on the SpinSheet 10 December 2011 SpinSheet


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have to say, “Wow!” What a surprise to see my old command on your mag’s cover. Ken Kaye (owner of Woodwind) and I were having lunch at the Portside Cafe today talking of past Chesapeake Bay Schooner Races when, shiverrr me timbers, I looked over to see Clipper City on the cover of SpinSheet. I was overwhelmed with joyful memories. The CC was a majestic vessel in her day with lots of good stories. I would be happy to share some of them with you some time. She is once again spreading smiles and making memories but in another harbor. ~ Captain Rick Ferguson Annapolis

A quick call with Ferguson revealed why the Clipper City remains dear to his heart. “We never won a race, but we always won the party,” he says, after having competed in many schooner races onboard the 158-foot lumber-hauling schooner replica. As the vessel was a commercial endeavor, built to carry 150 passengers, she and her crew offered three public sails daily, as well as hosted weddings, corporate events, and kids’ educational programs. “She was a training ground or first step for many, many crew, who ended up on the Pride of Baltimore or other traditional schooners… She may not have been that glamorous, but she was a true commercial vessel with a real salty side—a bit of a rogue boat—but so many good people came out of it. She developed and spread friendships and smiles and had a lot to offer.” ~M.W.

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Conceived in Havre de Grace

he idea for Clipper City (November cover) originated in the early 1980s with Tom Waite. Tom and his wife, Barbara, were fellow liveaboards and my neighbors at Tidewater Marina in Havre de Grace, MD. Tom had obtained a set of drawings for a 19th century schooner, and he dreamed of having an approximate replica of her built to modern standards. The ship was to support herself by doing passenger daysails, group charters, and dockside parties. In 1983, Tom was able to assemble a group of investors to fund the design and construction of Clipper City. A naval architect was retained, and plans were produced to construct the ship of steel. Bids were obtained from three builders, and a contract for construction was awarded to a yard in Green Cove Springs, FL. Green Cove Springs is on the St. Johns River about 30 miles south of Jacksonville. Construction was started in the fall of 1984. The original plan was to have the ship completed in the spring of 1985 and then bring her north to Baltimore for the summer season. Part way through construction, however, the yard owner realized that he had seriously underestimated the cost and was on the verge of abandoning the project. The yard superintendent intervened and came up with a plan whereby he would lease the yard facility from the owner and move the construction forward on a time and material basis. The eventual cost, of course, far exceeded the original bid. The schedule was revised to a June completion and then July and eventually August. Meantime, a group of Tidewater

Marina sailors (including me) who had been invited to be guests on the voyage north kept changing their plans accordingly. Finally, in August we were called to Jacksonville where the ship was undergoing final outfitting. The anticipated departure was to be in three to four days. This turned out to be three weeks, but that’s another story entirely.  Clipper City finally departed Jacksonville on her maiden voyage September 5, 1985 and arrived in Baltimore September 9. Since that time she had been mostly used as originally intended, sailing out of Baltimore in the summer and various southern ports in the winter. Ownership and investors have changed over the years, and she may have been proposed for scrap at some time. I haven’t followed closely enough in recent years to say one way or the other.  ~ Allen R. Philippe Havre de Grace, MD


Where Is She Now?

he topsail schooner Clipper City (November cover) is active and sails out of South Street Sea Port, Pier 17, in New York City. Formerly she sailed out of the Inner Harbor in Baltimore for years; with trips to the Caribbean in the charter trade. ~ Michael Hulme via e-mail


When We Were Wed

lipper City… She’s a great boat. Must be. My wife Sheila and I got married on her during a three-hour private charter out of Baltimore Harbor, in June, 1996. We hosted 80 guests for the sunset cruise wedding and reception. It was wonderful. When I read in the November 2011 SpinSheet she may have been sold to Brazil for scrap, our hearts sank. But, a quick Internet search by Sheila revealed it isn’t true! She’s alive and well in New York City, after a major rehab. See the link from her current owner, Manhattan by Sail:  And, in your November “Editor’s Notebook,” great Thanksgiving season thoughts from your staff on what they’re thankful for. My favorites: Eva Hill, Tracy Leonard, and Fred Hecklinger. ~ David Gierisch Claddagh, Catalina 42 Tolchester Marina, Chestertown, MD Follow us!

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t’s been a full year since we launched our new website at Since day one, what we have liked about this website more than its previous versions is our ability to change it quickly. In the course of a year, we’ve added and subtracted articles and blogs, made the calendar and photo pages more user-friendly, and responded to helpful reader feedback, sometimes within min-

utes. The goal of all these changes is to make the reader experience as helpful, interesting, and interactive as possible. Here are a few aspects of our website you may want to check out:

Armchair Sailor Logbooks ■■ Molly’s Blog: Snippets from her weekend sails, clipped tidbits from our print magazine, and other gems that make the editor go “hmm” find their way to SpinSheet editor’s web-log.

■■ Southern Bay Racing: Lin McCarthy’s popular weekly digital newsletter “Southern Racing News You Can Use” appears in its entirety here.

■■ Breaking News: What Chesapeake Bay sailors ought to know about, talk about, act upon, be proud of, or laugh about shows up in this blog.

■■ Off the Bay: Although we specialize in regional sailing, we like to follow Chesapeake sailors in their travels to distant regattas and cruising grounds. You’ll find the latest news on far-flung Bay sailors in Off the Bay.

■■ Life Aboard: Annapolis sailor Carrie Gentile lives on a 42-foot powerboat with her boyfriend and two big dogs. She writes about the beauties and quirks of this lifestyle about once a week in Life Aboard.

Buy and Sell Boats One of the most utilized and effective areas of our website is our Boats for Sale page. When readers place ads in our Brokerage section (page 73) via phone or the website, their ads are placed at spinsheet. com, often on that very day and usually, before the magazine goes to print. This is why you will sometimes see “sold” signs over boat ads in the print magazine. This means the boat has sold via before the print magazine arrives on the docks.

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ecember on the Bay brings a boatload of great things to do. We’re talking lighted boat parades and holiday parties, seminars and lectures, sails and cruises, star-gazing events and home tours, festive decorations and light shows, concerts and shopping sprees, and open houses and roasted oyster feasts. Throughout December, the little wonders in your life will especially appreciate your taking them through holiday displays of lights. Good places to go are Sandy Point State Park near Annapolis, Chesapeake Holiday harbor photo Beach, Virginia Beach, and other by Roger Miller major ports in Virginia. Many Bay ports decorate their waterfronts for the holidays. Buildings in Hampton, for example, are all lit up for the holidays to get the right mix of holiday cheer reflected on the water nearby. In addition to seeing lights displays along the beach, you’ll also enjoy spying blue dolphins jumping and other fun animated lighted displays gracing some of the high rises in Ocean City, MD. The first and second Saturdays in December you’ll be able to take part in or just bask in the glow of lighted boat parades in Annapolis, Baltimore, Colonial Beach, Hampton, Old Town Alexandria, Richmond, Solomons, Tall Timbers, and Yorktown. Nothing compares to seeing holiday lights strung out on vessels and reflected in the Bay’s waters.

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In the first few weeks of December 25, similar townwide parties happen all over the Bay, including Fells Point, North Beach, Solomons, and Vienna in Maryland and Reedville and Hampton in Virginia. For starters, Christmas in St. Michaels brings tours of waterfront homes, decorated storefronts, and oysters and Irish Coffee overlooking a glowing harbor. Move over waterskiing squirrels… December 24 brings Santa and his helpers to the Potomac River waters off National Harbor in Owing Mills, MD. But rather than a sleigh and eight tiny reindeer, the preferred modes of transportation across the water are powerboats, jet skis, waterskis, and kneeboards. Grab a viewing spot along the shore by 1 p.m. and then enjoy some steamy cocoa as the costumed characters fly by. December 31 brings great ways to celebrate New Year’s, including dinner cruises, in Alexandria, Easton, Rock Hall, and Norfolk, with Baltimore and Annapolis adding fireworks to the mix. So, grab your buddies and cameras, bundle up, and hit a harbor nearby to see the sights. Then, enjoy hot beefy stew, tasty red wine, and a roaring fire back at home. For more details, see page 27 and visit

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Dragons in Annapolis Harbor?


n extraordinary club of paddlers has recently formed in the Annapolis area, and soon area sailors and others will see the group propelling their pink Dragon Boat on the waters of Spa Creek and beyond. The newly formed Annapolis Dragon Boat Club (ADBC), comprised of breast cancer survivors and their supporters, plans to launch Annapolis’ first Dragon Boat next spring. Founded by Annapolitan and sailor Mike Ashford, the ADBC is a non-profit organization established to support the physical and emotional recovery of breast cancer survivors. Ashford, a local business owner, retired pilot, and breast cancer survivor, says, “I originally saw Dragon Boats years ago in Asia. They date back about 2500 years in China. Then, about a year and a half ago, while preparing to give a keynote address at Anne Arundel Medical Center for National Cancer Survivors Day, I learned that breast cancer survivors around the world have a lively and thriving community of Dragon Boat paddlers. It’s

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great physical therapy, lots of fun, and gets the mind off cancer and surgeries.” Thus began ADBC, which recently held a successful Bull and Oyster Roast Fundraiser at Sarles Boatyard. “It was really, really fun,” says Ashford. “It was the Saturday that the nor’easter hit, and it rained a lot. But inside it was like a Norman Rockwell painting of an old-time workshop with a potbelly stove and Christmas lights strung. We had a generous, rosy-cheeked crowd of about 200 people, and we raised a good deal of money. So, now we can finish our winter projects, which are to build a covered lift and a float at Sarles.” Around the country, Dragon Boat racing has become an exciting new fundraiser for breast cancer research. Each boat is paddled by a team of twentytwo. The boats are colorful, long, and narrow with two rows of 10 paddlers, a drummer in the bow, and someone to steer in the stern. ADBC welcomes new members who are breast cancer survivors, but

it also needs and wants other supporters. “Generally, the supporters have been husbands who have jumped in and been very helpful,” says Ashford. “When husbands get involved, it gives them a sense of fighting the good fight. We’ve also been approached by, and accepted, women rowers who are interested for the fun and exercise of it,” he adds. For more information, to contribute, or to register as a member, visit

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he Annapolis Maritime Museum (AMM) recently received a major grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for its innovative environmental education program, MUDDY FEET. The program focuses on teaching local students about environmental issues and our cultural heritage as they relate to the Bay. MUDDY FEET stands for Maritime Unbounded Damp and Dirty Yucky Fun Environmental Education and Training program. The grant will provide MUDDY FEET with nearly $250,000 over three years. As part of the program, school children have the opportunity to learn about the Bay and its wildlife first hand through boating and other encounters with nature. Students also learn about the people, both past and present, who work to harvest and process crabs, oysters, and other Bay delicacies, and the contributions watermen have made to our culture. “With this grant, we will reach more than 7000 students over the next three years,” says AMM director Jeff Holland. “What makes AMM unique is that we talk not only about environmental issues of the Bay, but also the cultural heritage of the people working on the Bay. It’s the interaction over time that defines who we are. AMM has always been dedicated to educating visitors and residents, and now with the Education Center at the AMM and MUDDY FEET, we are reaching students in public schools in and around the City of Annapolis.” The MUDDY FEET curricula have been developed in partnership with Anne Arundel County School teachers and administrators to assure that they adhere to county and state standards. “These NOAA grants are not easy to get, especially in these tough economic times. As state budgets get thinner, the competition for these grants gets fiercer. The fact that the Annapolis Maritime Museum is receiving this award speaks to the excellence and effectiveness of the MUDDY FEET program,” adds U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Chairman of the Senate Water and Wildlife Subcommittee. The NOAA grant has been matched by grants from the Chesapeake Bay Trust, the Bank of America Foundation, the Carol M. Jacobsohn Foundation, the City of Follow us!

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Children’s Book Review and Art Contest Focus On Bay by David Crabtree, age 11, and edited by Beth Crabtree, his mom


alty Summer, written by Bay sailor Donna Danielle McCartney, is about the sailing adventures and nautical legends of the McCartney family. When the family moves from a big city to a relaxing cove along the Corrotoman River in Virginia, the four McCartney brothers and their parents spend a lot of time sailing and telling stories.

The McCartneys have two boats. They have a J/24 Irish Rose that they use when they are racing and cruising. In the book, the family sails Irish Rose to Cape Hatteras, NC. The boys also have a smaller boat, The Breeze Racer. They can sail this boat in the cove without their parents. The boys love to explore, sail, and fish. And the whole family likes to eat dinner at

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Farewell to Friends: Steve Gross

by Jean Korten Moser


he man largely credited with founding the accessible sailing program at the Downtown Sailing Center (DSC) a decade ago died October 27. He was 57. Steve Gross started taking sailing lessons at the community sailing center in the late 1990s. He was named DSC marketing director in 1999 and served as president from 2000 to 2002. In 2001, he helped found the center’s accessible sailing program. “He was one of the movers and shakers in downtown sailing,” says close friend and former DSC executive director Kirk Culbertson. “Steve was very drawn to sharing the joy of sailing with others.” Gross had a particular affinity for the disabled, friends say, as his late father, a double-amputee, and his brother, who was born with spina bifida, were wheelchair-bound. In 2002, U.S. Sailing presented him with its Outstanding Outreach and Inclusion Award as part of its Community Sailing Awards. He also received a citation honoring him for his work with the accessible sailing program from Kristen Cox, Maryland’s Secretary of Disabilities, on behalf of then-Governor Bob Ehrlich. “Things like that embarrassed him,” Culbertson says. “He liked being behind the scenes… He was humble to a fault.” Gross grew up in Pikesville, MD, where he graduated from high school in 1972. He went to college at the University of Baltimore and the University of Maryland, and then helped run his dad’s bar. He later went into the printing business and was president of Print Graphic Services. He was devoted to his parents and took care of them in their old age, even when it meant not taking more than a day’s vacation at a

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time, Culbertson says. “He was in constant motion. He exhausted me,” he adds. Shannon Darlington met Steve at DSC in 1998. Both got involved as volunteers and served on the board of directors together. She recalls, “Steve always began each conversation with ‘What’s good?’ I just thought of it as a catch phrase, but looking back, I realize how much those two words represented who Steve was as a person,” she says. “He always looked for the good in every person and every situation. He did not see obstacles in life, only challenges to overcome. Steve was the embodiment of community sailing and outreach. It did not matter your age, size, experience, or ability level. If you wanted to sail, he would get you on the water.” Ed Duggan, who has multiple sclerosis, met Gross seven or eight years ago. “Steve taught me to sail,” he says. “Never did I ever imagine being able to sail by myself, but Steve never had any doubt.” Gross will be remembered as the man who grew DSC’s membership, fleet, and programming tremendously and whose name was synonymous with the accessible sailing program. “Steve’s profound passion for sailing—especially sailing for people with disabilities—was infectious,” says current DSC executive director Kristen Berry. “I will remember Steve as being the epitome of what good sailing can do for everyone.” The Downtown Sailing Center has set up a perpetual fund, the Steve Gross Memorial Fund, dedicated to funding the accessible sailing program. To make a donation, go to

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Outstanding Sailors Honored in San Diego


ational Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) members honored their first class of inductees October 23 at the San Diego YC in San Diego, CA. Inductees, chosen for their exceptional contributions to the sport of sailing, include Betsy Alison, Hobie Alter, Charlie Barr, Paul Cayard, Dennis Connor, Nathanael Herreshoff, Ted Hood, Gary Jobson, Buddy Melges, Bus Mosbacher, Lowell North, Joshua Slocum, Olin Stephens, Ted Turner, and Harold Vanderbilt. Turner and NSHOF president and Annapolis sailor Dick Franyo are shown here. The Annapolis-based National Sailing Center and Hall of Fame is a non-profit educational institution dedicated to preserving the history of sailing and its impact on our culture, honoring those who have made outstanding contributions to American sailing, teaching math, science, and American history, inspiring and encouraging sailing development, and providing a landmark for sailing enthusiasts.

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The Results Are In

o keep you in the know, SpinSheet wants to follow up on a few serious and not-so-serious competitive happenings that we’ve been following this season.

Tugging at Your Heart Strings—The 14th running of the Maritime Republic of Eastport’s (MRE) Tug of War versus Annapolis and the World hit the ground pulling and brought out the best in people November 5. Behind the Chart House Restaurant in Eastport, hundreds enjoyed live music, hot food, and cold drinks, while the Annapolis side was more subdued. The final tally was a three/three tie. The Annapolis Fire Department, BB&T, and SPCA won for MRE; and Annapolis Bootcamp, Annapolis Coed, and Navy won for Annapolis. The tug of war between the 4th Street Bars in MRE and Downtown Barhoppers in Annapolis ended in a tie. Congrats to all, especially two county firefighters who had begun dating during last year’s Slaughter Across the Water and got engaged during this year’s heat of battle. The event benefitted Annapolis Community Boating, The Bernie House, Civil Air Patrol, Eastport Elementary School, Eastport Girl’s Club, Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge, and We Care And Friends. Interlux Challenge—For removing nearly 13 tons of trash from a local creek, the South River Federation in Edgewater, MD, was one of five regional winners of 2011 Interlux Waterfront Challenge awards of $4500 each. As the national winner of this year’s challenge, the Vermont-based Rozalia Project For A Clean Ocean received a $20,000 check from Interlux. Information about the 2012 Interlux Waterfront Challenge is due in February; stay tuned.

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Wind? What Wind?

he non-profit Baltimore County Sailing Center (BCSC), located in Rocky Point Waterfront Park, hosted the U.S. Optimist Dinghy Association (USODA) Atlantic Coast Championship Regatta September 23-25. About 250 sailors ranging in age from eight to 15 years from all over the East Coast and as far away as Texas, Massachusetts, and Florida descended on Baltimore County to compete for the championship Saturday and Sunday. It was disappointing that with all the competitors and their handlers gathered and prepped, the one element of sailing that nobody has complete control over is the weather. Unfortunately, the wind never arrived after the torrential rains on Friday created a challenging mud-lined experience for everyone, including the competitors, parents, coaches, and BCSC volunteers, who made every effort to overcome the obstacles provided by Mother Nature. The Race Committee had the championship fleet out on the course ready and waiting on Sunday. Some people were heard doing wind chants. But to little use. Amy Gross-Kehoe says, “Race committees always try to get races off safely, but sometimes that’s not possible because of the weather, wind, and other circumstances. Lack of wind and too much wind are common problems. The main regattas that really count are qualifiers to international teams.” The good news is: the Green Fleet got a couple of races in. Lars Kristensen (Edgewater YC [EYC], OH) took first, Niels Kristensen (EYC) sailed to second, and Jake Vickers (Annapolis YC [AYC]) earned third. Also sailing were AYC’s Caroline Bayless, Connor Bayless, Jordan Bruce, Sam Bruce, Charlie Carty, Maddie Hawkins, Sam Reilly, and Kate Riley; Miles River YC’s Zadoc Bond and Nate Dunker; Hampton YC’s Britani Redford and Gavin Smith; Norfolk Yacht & Country Club’s Christopher Robertson; Severn SA’s Trevor Davis and Maddy Wilson, and BCSC’s Teddy Quirk, Olivia Yazigi, and Sophia Yazigi.

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ctober 22-23 brought AYC’s annual Halloween Howl. In the Optimist Red/Blue/White Fleet, Stephanie Houck got first, Leo Boucher secured second, and Jed Londrey took third. In the Optimist Green Fleet, Sam Reily earned first, Maddie Hawkins sailed to second, and Sam Bruce netted third.


Update on Corum Cup High Point

s of our print date, we found these preliminary Corum Cup High Point standings in CBYRA’s Junior Sailing Program. In order of first-, second-, and thirdplace finishes, respectively, we have: Jed Londrey (Fishing Bay YC [FBYC]), Gray Benson (Tred Avon YC), and Josh Paper (SSA) in the Optimist series; Jeremy Herrin (FBYC), Ben Buhl (FBYC), and Matt Schofield (SSA) in the Laser Radial series; and Patrick Floyd (AYC), Elena Vandenberg (AYC), and Andrew Harrington (SSA) in the Club 420 series. Buhl won last year’s CBYRA Chesapeake Bay Open Junior Laser Championship Trophy, and Floyd and Harrison Hawk won last year’s CBYRA International 420 Open Junior Championship Trophy. The annual CBYRA High Point Awards Ceremony will be this February. Stay tuned.

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Chesapeake Bay Tide Tables BALTIMORE 1









december 2011 Tides










10 SA

11 Su

12 M

13 Tu

14 W

15 Th

06:00 AM 11:12 AM 05:27 PM 11:44 PM 06:45 AM 12:15 PM 06:37 PM

0.2 1.0 0.1 1.2 0.1 1.0 0.2


12:32 AM 07:26 AM 01:19 PM 07:48 PM 01:19 AM 08:04 AM 02:21 PM 08:58 PM 02:05 AM 08:40 AM 03:18 PM 10:01 PM 02:51 AM 09:16 AM 04:08 PM 10:58 PM 03:37 AM 09:52 AM 04:52 PM 11:48 PM 04:23 AM 10:29 AM 05:30 PM

1.1 0.1 1.0 0.3 1.0 0.0 1.1 0.3 0.9 0.0 1.2 0.3 0.9 -0.1 1.2 0.3 0.8 -0.1 1.3 0.3 0.8 -0.2 1.3


12:33 AM 05:08 AM 11:07 AM 06:06 PM 01:15 AM 05:53 AM 11:47 AM 06:41 PM 01:54 AM 06:36 AM 12:28 PM 07:17 PM 02:32 AM 07:19 AM 01:10 PM 07:55 PM 03:09 AM 08:03 AM 01:55 PM 08:35 PM 03:47 AM 08:49 AM 02:43 PM 09:17 PM 04:25 AM 09:39 AM 03:37 PM 10:03 PM

0.2 0.7 -0.2 1.4 0.2 0.7 -0.2 1.4 0.1 0.7 -0.2 1.4 0.1 0.7 -0.2 1.4 0.1 0.7 -0.1 1.4 0.0 0.8 -0.1 1.3 0.0 0.8 -0.1 1.3



17 SA


19 M

20 Tu

21 W

22 Th

23 F


25 Su

26 M

27 Tu

28 W

29 Th

30 F

31 SA

DIFFERENCES sharps island light havre de grace sevenfoot knoll light st Michaels, Miles river

ChesApeAke BAy Bridge Tunnel


high –3:47 +3:11 –0:06 –2:14

low –3:50 +3:30 –0:10 –1:58

05:05 AM 10:33 AM 04:39 PM 10:50 PM 05:45 AM 11:32 AM 05:52 PM 11:40 PM 06:27 AM 12:33 PM 07:12 PM

0.0 0.9 0.0 1.2 -0.1 1.0 0.1 1.1 -0.2 1.1 0.1

12:33 AM 07:11 AM 01:36 PM 08:32 PM 01:29 AM 07:59 AM 02:38 PM 09:47 PM 02:27 AM 08:49 AM 03:39 PM 10:53 PM 03:26 AM 09:42 AM 04:37 PM 11:52 PM 04:25 AM 10:37 AM 05:32 PM

1.0 -0.3 1.2 0.1 0.9 -0.3 1.3 0.1 0.8 -0.4 1.4 0.0 0.7 -0.5 1.5 0.0 0.7 -0.5 1.5

12:45 AM 05:21 AM 11:32 AM 06:25 PM 01:35 AM 06:15 AM 12:26 PM 07:16 PM 02:22 AM 07:08 AM 01:20 PM 08:04 PM 03:06 AM 08:00 AM 02:12 PM 08:50 PM 03:48 AM 08:52 AM 03:05 PM 09:34 PM 04:28 AM 09:45 AM 03:59 PM 10:16 PM 05:07 AM 10:41 AM 04:57 PM 10:58 PM 05:43 AM 11:39 AM 06:02 PM 11:40 PM

0.0 0.7 -0.5 1.5 -0.1 0.7 -0.5 1.4 -0.1 0.8 -0.4 1.4 -0.1 0.8 -0.4 1.3 -0.1 0.8 -0.3 1.2 -0.1 0.8 -0.2 1.1 -0.1 0.8 0.0 1.0 -0.1 0.8 0.1 0.8

h. ht *1.18 *1.59 *0.82 *1.08

28 December 2011 SpinSheet

l. ht *1.17 *1.59 *0.83 *1.08

spring range 1.5 1.9 1.1 1.4



















10 SA

11 Su

12 M

13 Tu

14 W

15 Th

03:55 AM 09:44 AM 03:50 PM 10:21 PM 04:43 AM 10:50 AM 04:51 PM 11:08 PM 05:30 AM 11:54 AM 05:54 PM 11:54 PM 06:16 AM 12:55 PM 06:54 PM

0.2 0.8 0.0 1.0 0.1 0.8 0.1 0.9 0.0 0.9 0.2 0.9 0.0 0.9 0.2


12:39 AM 07:01 AM 01:50 PM 07:52 PM 01:23 AM 07:45 AM 02:40 PM 08:44 PM 02:06 AM 08:29 AM 03:25 PM 09:33 PM 02:49 AM 09:11 AM 04:07 PM 10:18 PM 03:31 AM 09:52 AM 04:47 PM 11:01 PM 04:12 AM 10:33 AM 05:25 PM 11:43 PM 04:53 AM 11:12 AM 06:03 PM

0.8 -0.1 1.0 0.2 0.8 -0.1 1.1 0.2 0.7 -0.2 1.1 0.2 0.7 -0.2 1.1 0.2 0.7 -0.2 1.2 0.2 0.7 -0.3 1.2 0.2 0.7 -0.3 1.2


12:25 AM 05:35 AM 11:53 AM 06:41 PM 01:07 AM 06:20 AM 12:35 PM 07:19 PM 01:49 AM 07:09 AM 01:20 PM 07:59 PM 02:32 AM 08:03 AM 02:11 PM 08:41 PM

0.1 0.7 -0.3 1.2 0.1 0.7 -0.2 1.2 0.0 0.7 -0.2 1.1 0.0 0.7 -0.1 1.1



17 SA

18 Su

19 M


21 W

22 Th

23 F

24 SA

25 Su

26 M


28 W

29 Th

30 F

31 SA

DIFFERENCES high Mtn pt, Magothy river +1:24 Chesapeake Beach –1:14 Cedar point –3:16 point lookout –3:48

low +1:40 –1:15 –3:13 –3:47

03:16 AM 09:03 AM 03:09 PM 09:25 PM 04:02 AM 10:06 AM 04:13 PM 10:13 PM 04:50 AM 11:12 AM 05:21 PM 11:04 PM 05:40 AM 12:19 PM 06:30 PM 11:59 PM 06:32 AM 01:23 PM 07:38 PM

-0.1 0.7 -0.1 1.0 -0.1 0.8 0.0 0.9 -0.2 0.9 0.0 0.8 -0.3 1.0 0.1 0.7 -0.4 1.1 0.1

12:56 AM 07:26 AM 02:25 PM 08:42 PM 01:54 AM 08:20 AM 03:23 PM 09:42 PM 02:51 AM 09:14 AM 04:18 PM 10:37 PM 03:47 AM 10:07 AM 05:10 PM 11:28 PM 04:41 AM 11:00 AM 05:58 PM

0.7 -0.4 1.1 0.1 0.6 -0.5 1.2 0.1 0.6 -0.5 1.2 0.0 0.6 -0.5 1.2 0.0 0.6 -0.5 1.2

12:16 AM 05:34 AM 11:51 AM 06:45 PM 01:01 AM 06:27 AM 12:42 PM 07:28 PM 01:45 AM 07:21 AM 01:33 PM 08:10 PM 02:28 AM 08:16 AM 02:26 PM 08:51 PM 03:11 AM 09:12 AM 03:20 PM 09:32 PM 03:54 AM 10:11 AM 04:16 PM 10:13 PM

0.0 0.6 -0.5 1.1 0.0 0.6 -0.4 1.1 -0.1 0.7 -0.3 1.0 -0.1 0.7 -0.2 0.9 -0.1 0.7 -0.1 0.8 -0.2 0.7 0.0 0.7

h. ht *0.88 *1.12 *1.33 *1.37

spring l. ht range *0.88 1.0 *1.14 1.1 *1.33 1.4 *1.33 1.4



















10 SA

11 Su

12 M

13 Tu

14 W

15 Th

12:33 AM 06:39 AM 12:51 PM 07:19 PM 01:32 AM 07:43 AM 01:45 PM 08:10 PM 02:32 AM 08:47 AM 02:41 PM 08:59 PM 03:29 AM 09:47 AM 03:37 PM 09:45 PM 04:20 AM 10:40 AM 04:29 PM 10:29 PM 05:07 AM 11:26 AM 05:17 PM 11:10 PM 05:49 AM 12:08 PM 06:01 PM 11:51 PM 06:29 AM 12:47 PM 06:43 PM

2.3 0.3 2.5 0.2 2.3 0.4 2.3 0.3 2.3 0.5 2.1 0.3 2.4 0.5 2.1 0.3 2.5 0.4 2.0 0.2 2.6 0.4 2.0 0.2 2.7 0.3 2.1 0.1 2.8 0.2 2.1


05:40 AM 11:51 AM 06:15 PM

0.1 2.6 -0.1


12:31 AM 06:41 AM 12:45 PM 07:09 PM 01:31 AM 07:47 AM 01:43 PM 08:06 PM 02:34 AM 08:56 AM 02:47 PM 09:05 PM 03:39 AM 10:03 AM 03:55 PM 10:05 PM 04:43 AM 11:07 AM 05:01 PM 11:03 PM 05:43 AM 12:06 PM 06:03 PM

2.4 0.1 2.4 -0.2 2.5 0.1 2.3 -0.2 2.7 0.1 2.2 -0.3 2.8 0.0 2.2 -0.4 3.0 -0.1 2.2 -0.4 3.1 -0.3 2.3

12:31 AM 07:08 AM 01:24 PM 07:22 PM 01:10 AM 07:45 AM 02:01 PM 08:01 PM 01:50 AM 08:23 AM 02:39 PM 08:40 PM 02:30 AM 09:00 AM 03:17 PM 09:20 PM 03:12 AM 09:39 AM 03:57 PM 10:02 PM 03:56 AM 10:20 AM 04:40 PM 10:47 PM 04:46 AM 11:04 AM 05:26 PM 11:37 PM

0.0 2.8 0.1 2.2 0.0 2.8 0.1 2.2 0.0 2.9 0.0 2.2 0.0 2.9 0.0 2.2 0.0 2.8 0.0 2.3 0.0 2.8 -0.1 2.3 0.0 2.7 -0.1 2.3


12:00 AM 06:40 AM 01:01 PM 07:00 PM 12:55 AM 07:33 AM 01:53 PM 07:53 PM 01:48 AM 08:23 AM 02:42 PM 08:44 PM 02:39 AM 09:10 AM 03:30 PM 09:32 PM 03:29 AM 09:55 AM 04:16 PM 10:19 PM 04:19 AM 10:39 AM 05:00 PM 11:06 PM 05:09 AM 11:22 AM 05:44 PM 11:54 PM 06:01 AM 12:05 PM 06:27 PM

-0.5 3.2 -0.4 2.4 -0.6 3.2 -0.4 2.4 -0.5 3.2 -0.4 2.4 -0.5 3.1 -0.4 2.4 -0.4 2.9 -0.3 2.4 -0.2 2.7 -0.2 2.3 0.0 2.5 -0.1 2.3 0.1 2.3 0.0

12:43 AM 06:56 AM 12:51 PM 07:12 PM

2.2 0.3 2.1 0.1



18 Su

19 M

20 Tu

21 W

22 Th

23 F


25 Su

26 M

27 Tu

28 W

29 Th

30 F

31 SA

DIFFERENCES onancock Creek stingray point hooper strait light lynnhaven inlet

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

low h. ht +4 :15 *0.70 +2 :29 *0.48 +6 :04 *0.66 +1 :08 *0.77

spring l. ht range *0.83 2.2 *0.83 1.4 *0.67 2.0 *0.83 2.4

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Tidal Current Tables

Baltimore Harbor Approach (Off Sandy Point) 1 Th

2 F

3 Sa

4 Su


6 Tu

7 W

8 Th

9 F

10 Sa

11 Su

12:55AM 07:42AM 02:24pM 08:08pM

04:21AM -0.9 10:56AM +0.8 05:11pM -0.6 11:00pM +0.5

01:44AM 05:11AM -0.8 08:25AM 11:49AM +0.9 03:22pM 06:15pM -0.6 09:25pM 12:02AM +0.5 02:36AM 06:00AM -0.7 09:06AM 12:39pM +0.9 04:15pM 07:15pM -0.7 10:38pM 01:03AM +0.4 03:29AM 06:49AM -0.7 09:47AM 01:26pM +1.0 05:03pM 08:10pM -0.8 11:44pM 02:01AM +0.4 04:23AM 07:37AM -0.6 10:27AM 02:11pM +1.0 05:47pM 09:00pM -0.9

slack Water Maximum Current 12:30AM -1.1 04:23AM 06:44AM +0.5 09:21AM 12:02pM -0.5 02:28pM 06:17pM +1.0 09:44pM

12 M

13 Tu

14 W

15 Th

16 F

17 Sa

12:42AM 05:16AM 11:06AM 06:29pM

02:56AM +0.4 08:23AM -0.6 02:54pM +1.1 09:46pM -0.9

01:34AM 06:08AM 11:44AM 07:09pM

03:46AM +0.4 09:07AM -0.6 03:35pM +1.1 10:29pM -1.0


02:21AM 06:58AM 12:22pM 07:48pM

04:34AM +0.4 09:50AM -0.5 04:16pM +1.1 11:11pM -1.0


03:05AM 07:46AM 01:02pM 08:27pM

05:19AM +0.4 10:33AM -0.5 04:56pM +1.1 11:51pM -1.1

03:45AM 06:02AM +0.4 08:33AM 11:17AM -0.5 01:43pM 05:36pM +1.1 09:06pM

01:09AM -1.0 04:57AM 07:25AM +0.5 10:10AM 12:49pM -0.5 03:17pM 07:00pM +1.0 10:23pM 01:47AM -1.0 05:30AM 08:07AM +0.5 11:01AM 01:40pM -0.5 04:12pM 07:46pM +0.9 11:02pM 02:26AM -0.9 06:01AM 08:50AM +0.6 11:56AM 02:36pM -0.5 05:14pM 08:35pM +0.7 11:42pM 03:06AM -0.9 06:33AM 09:36AM +0.7 12:53pM 03:37pM -0.5 06:25pM 09:29pM +0.6 12:23AM 07:06AM 01:52pM 07:44pM

03:48AM -0.8 10:23AM +0.8 04:41pM -0.6 10:28pM +0.5

slack Water Maximum Current 12:37AM 02:41AM +0.4 04:52AM 08:05AM -0.7 10:49AM 02:43pM +1.3 06:22pM 09:39pM -1.1

22 Th

23 F

24 Sa

25 Su

26 M

27 Tu

28 W



20 Tu

21 W

01:07AM 07:43AM 02:50pM 09:06pM

04:33AM -0.8 11:13AM +0.9 05:47pM -0.7 11:31pM +0.4

01:56AM 05:22AM -0.7 08:24AM 12:05pM +1.1 03:46pM 06:51pM -0.8 10:25pM 12:36AM +0.3 02:50AM 06:14AM -0.7 09:09AM 12:58pM +1.2 04:40pM 07:51pM -0.9 11:36pM

29 Th

30 F

31 Sa

01:41AM +0.3 03:49AM 07:09AM -0.7 09:58AM 01:51pM +1.3 05:33pM 08:47pM -1.0

slack Water Maximum Current 12:24AM +0.7 03:31AM 07:13AM -1.1 10:19AM 12:45pM +0.7 03:55pM 07:42pM -1.1 10:59pM



01:29AM 05:56AM 11:43AM 07:10pM

03:39AM +0.4 09:02AM -0.7 03:34pM +1.3 10:28pM -1.2

02:15AM 06:59AM 12:38pM 07:57pM

04:32AM +0.5 09:58AM -0.7 04:25pM +1.3 11:15pM -1.2


02:58AM 05:23AM +0.6 07:59AM 10:54AM -0.7 01:33pM 05:15pM +1.3 08:42pM


12:01AM -1.2 03:39AM 06:13AM +0.7 08:59AM 11:49AM -0.7 02:29pM 06:04pM +1.2 09:25pM 12:45AM -1.2 04:19AM 07:02AM +0.7 09:58AM 12:45pM -0.7 03:26pM 06:53pM +1.0 10:08pM 01:28AM -1.1 04:59AM 07:50AM +0.8 10:56AM 01:41pM -0.6 04:24pM 07:43pM +0.9 10:50pM

2 F



5 M

6 Tu

7 W

02:12AM -1.0 05:38AM 08:39AM +0.8 11:55AM 02:39pM -0.6 05:26pM 08:33pM +0.7 11:31pM


02:56AM -0.9 06:17AM 09:28AM +0.9 12:53pM 03:38pM -0.6 06:32pM 09:27pM +0.6


12:14AM 06:57AM 01:51pM 07:44pM

03:40AM -0.8 10:18AM +0.9 04:39pM -0.6 10:23pM +0.5



10 Sa

11 Su

01:22AM +0.6 04:42AM 08:17AM -1.0 11:30AM 01:43pM +0.5 04:49pM 08:35pM -1.0 11:56pM 02:26AM +0.6 05:52AM 09:28AM -0.9 12:41pM 02:53pM +0.4 05:39pM 09:31pM -0.9 12:48AM 06:52AM 01:50pM 06:24pM

03:44AM +0.6 10:33AM -0.9 04:04pM +0.4 10:22pM -0.9

01:37AM 07:47AM 02:48pM 07:07pM

04:38AM +0.7 11:25AM -1.0 04:52pM +0.4 11:03pM -1.0

02:20AM 08:35AM 03:31pM 07:51pM

05:14AM +0.7 12:10pM -1.0 05:31pM +0.4 11:38pM -1.0

03:00AM 05:47AM +0.8 09:17AM 12:51pM -1.1 04:09pM 06:08pM +0.5 08:36pM 12:15AM -1.1 03:37AM 06:21AM +0.9 09:55AM 01:29pM -1.1 04:42pM 06:47pM +0.5 09:20pM 12:55AM -1.2 04:11AM 06:58AM +0.9 10:32AM 02:03pM -1.2 05:18pM 07:30pM +0.6 10:02pM 01:37AM -1.2 04:48AM 07:37AM +0.9 11:09AM 02:36pM -1.2 05:54pM 08:11pM +0.6 10:43pM

slack Water Maximum Current 02:58AM -1.3 06:05AM 08:54AM +1.0 12:25pM 03:45pM -1.2 07:13pM 09:28pM +0.6

12 M

13 Tu

14 W

15 Th

16 F

17 Sa

12:08pM 06:48AM 01:02pM 07:54pM

03:39AM -1.3 09:32AM +1.0 04:25pM -1.2 10:08pM +0.6

12:53AM 07:34AM 01:38AM 08:36pM

04:24AM -1.2 10:12AM +0.9 05:11pM -1.2 10:52pM +0.6

01:42AM 08:24AM 02:13pM 09:19pM

05:18AM -1.1 10:58AM +0.9 06:01pM -1.2 11:43pM +0.7

02:38AM 06:18AM -1.1 09:20AM 11:50AM +0.8 02:50pM 06:51pM -1.2 10:06pM 12:35AM +0.7 03:47AM 07:19AM -1.1 10:26AM 12:45pM +0.7 03:37pM 07:41pM -1.2 10:57pM

slack Water Maximum Current 02:36AM 05:23AM +1.3 09:04AM 12:31pM -1.5 03:41pM 05:53pM +0.8 08:49pM

22 Th

23 F

24 Sa

25 Su

26 M

27 Tu

01:28AM +0.8 05:02AM 08:22AM -1.1 Su 11:37AM 01:44pM +0.6 04:37pM 08:36pM -1.2 11:49pM


02:28AM +0.9 06:09AM 09:32AM -1.1 12:48pM 02:54pM +0.5 05:42pM 09:38pM -1.2



19 M

20 Tu

21 W



12:44AM 07:10AM 01:52pM 06:45pM

03:34AM +1.0 10:38AM -1.3 04:05pM +0.6 10:39pM -1.3


01:40AM 08:09AM 02:50AM 07:48pM

04:33AM +1.2 11:36AM -1.4 05:02pM +0.7 11:35pM -1.4




12:30AM -1.5 03:29AM 06:13AM +1.4 09:56AM 01:24pM -1.6 04:30pM 06:44pM +0.9 09:46pM 01:26AM -1.6 04:20AM 07:04AM +1.4 10:44AM 02:14pM -1.7 05:18pM 07:37pM +1.0 10:39pM 02:17AM -1.6 05:11AM 07:58AM +1.4 11:31AM 02:59pM -1.7 06:06pM 08:29pM +1.0 11:30pM 03:05AM -1.6 06:03AM 08:48AM +1.3 12:18pM 03:43AM -1.6 06:54pM 09:17pM +1.0 12:21AM 06:58AM 01:01pM 07:43pM

03:52AM -1.5 09:36AM +1.2 04:28pM -1.5 10:04pM +0.9

01:11AM 07:50AM 01:42pM 08:31pM

04:42AM -1.4 10:24AM +1.0 05:16pM -1.3 10:54pM +0.8

02:02AM 08:47AM 02:20pM 09:19pM

05:39AM -1.2 11:15AM +0.9 06:05pM -1.2 11:47pM +0.8

02:55AM 06:39AM -1.0 09:47AM 12:08pM +0.7 02:57pM 06:50pM -1.1 10:09pM 12:40AM +0.7 03:57AM 07:37AM -0.9 10:52pM 01:00pM +0.5 03:36pM 07:32pM -1.0 11:01pM

02:18AM -1.3 05:25AM 08:16AM +1.0 11:47AM 03:09pM -1.2 06:33pM 08:51pM +0.6 11:25pM

Current Differences and Speed Ratios Secondary Stations Baltimore harbor Approach Cove point, 3.9 n.mi. east sharp island lt. 3.4 n.mi. West Thomas pt. shoal lt., 2.0 n.mi. east pooles island, 4 miles southwest Turkey point, 1.2 n.mi. southwest

Time Differences Min. before Flood


Min. before ebb

Speed Ratios


































Corrections Applied to Batlimore Harbor Approach

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Secondary Stations Chesapeake Bay entrance Chesapeake Beach, 1.5 miles north Chesapeake Channel, (bridge tunnel) stingray point, 12.5 miles east smith point light, 6.7 n.mi. east point no point, 4.3 n.mi. east

Time Differences Min. before Flood +0:29

Speed Ratios


Min. before ebb

































Corrections Applied to Chesapeake Bay Entrance

SpinSheet December 2011 29

december 2011 Currents


slack Water Maximum Current 12:06AM 03:31AM -1.0 06:59AM 10:02AM +0.8 01:22pM 04:05pM -0.6 06:52pM 09:58pM +0.7

Chesapeake Bay Entrance

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hether he’s swimming or sailMaryland. A nonprofit agency built around groundwork for the wheelchair-bound man ing, there’s something about Joshua, with a volunteer board of directors to take sailing classes through the accesthe water that attracts Joshua composed of family and friends, it gave sible sailing program at DSC. Golden. “He doesn’t just like it, he adores Joshua something he had never had before: His parents had their reservations at it,” says his mother first. “We could not imagine Jackie Golden. “We him getting in a sailboat,” Ten Years of Accessible Sailing have to hang onto his mom recalls. “We never him because he gets believed he could be sailing.” estimates that more than 3000 people have parso excited about going Special boats designed for ticipated in the accessible sailing program since its out on the water.” people with disabilities, cominception 10 years ago. They sail on 10-foot Access Dinghy 303s, Sailing and swimbined with special lifts to get which are steered by joysticks rather than tillers. ming are remarkable people with limited mobility DSC, located at 1425 Key Highway (at the Baltimore Museum accomplishments for on and off the boats, and of Industry), offers sailing instruction and access to sailing to ev30-year-old Joshua scores of volunteers made the eryone regardless of age, income, ability, or disability. It owns and who cannot feed impossible possible. maintains a fleet of more than 50 boats. himself, dress himself, This fall, when his father To learn more or to volunteer, contact Lynn Handy at (410) or talk. Born with Mike was being treated for 727-0722 Angelman syndrome, prostate cancer and was una genetic disorder, he able to take Joshua sailing, needs 24-hour care, DSC volunteer Brian Kane seven days a week. But did. “I talked to Joshua and I thanks to a partnership explained to him what I was between the Downtown doing, but I sold him short,” says Sailing Center (DSC) and Mike. “Brian had him operate the League for People the controls.” with Disabilities, he’s been Kane was named volunteer sailing spring and fall for of the year at the September 24 nearly a decade. awards ceremony following the “He surprises us,” says Ya Gotta Regatta, a competition his dad Mike Golden, who for sailors in DSC’s accessible has accompanied Joshua on sailing program. “Brian is very ##Joshua Golden and Brian Kane, a volunteer at DSC in Baltimore, take a late September sail in the Inner Harbor. most of his sailing excurcommitted to our accessible sions over the years. The program and has the ability to family started sailing on connect with every participant,” Mike’s father’s Gulfstar 36 when Joshua the power of self-determination, selfsays Lynn Handy, manager of outreach was a baby. They stopped when it appeared directed care (control over who provides and accessible sailing at DSC. “Brian and their son didn’t like being on the boat. “We services and support and how they are Joshua had an instant connection.” thought he was upset by sailing,” explains managed), and the freedom to do things he Once he began sailing, Joshua hasn’t Jackie. “Actually, he adored it.” couldn’t do under the jurisdiction of large stopped. “He is loving every minute. He’s As a young child, Joshua spent five years institutions/agencies. loving life,” says Jackie. “Imagine someone in a pediatric hospital, which his mother Once unable to have friends or a dog, who has to have someone with him at all remembers as “five years of hell… I didn’t Joshua now has a service dog and a best times to be that free, to be in a boat. It is want him to be in an institution the rest of friend who lives with him. Once unable to pretty amazing.” his life. I wanted more for him. I wanted experience extracurricular activities most him to live and enjoy life.” people take for granted, he now enjoys bike About the Author: Jean Korten Moser is a After the hospital was shut down, riding, swimming, sailing, and horseback journalist and USCG-licensed boat captain Joshua moved to a group home. Then, 11 riding. With the advent of Joshua’s House, who sails out of Rock Hall on a Caliber 38. years ago, the Goldens created Joshua’s “his life has been his own,” says Jackie. E-mail her at House, the first microboard in the state of The formation of the agency also laid the


30 December 2011 SpinSheet

by Fred Miller


ll my life I have been accused of cogitating too much, of sitting and pondering, of “overthinking” an issue. Guilty, your Honor. The trouble— or, convenience—of course, is that no one knows precisely what’s going on inside when one is “thinking.” And we the devout in this religion are often called lazy. After sufficient and requisite thought, I guess I plead not guilty. Some time back, in 1979 or 1980, I came by a copy of Howard Chapelle’s classic 1941 treatise, Boatbuilding: A Complete Handbook to Wooden Boat Construction. Mind you, Chapelle likely never saw a pot of epoxy or what is now contemporary chemistry; his expertise and this book, clearly dated, dealt with traditional methods of plank-on-frame or carvel planked and lapstrake designs. In just nine chapters, the naval architect and (later, Smithsonian) maritime historian explained plans, lofting, setting up the backbone, joinerwork, care of tools, and flat-, vee-, and round-bottom construction. The man’s writing style was dry as chalk, but hugely practical, and was set out for the layman seeking to learn about and perform this elusive set of skills. Even plain ol’ Joe Baggadoughnuts (Thanks, Arnie Gay, for introducing that term to me) could be a yachtsman, if only he had read this book, reserved space for a year or three in the garage, and learned to work in wood at the expense of knuckles and matrimony. This was not light reading and contained nothing belying the writer’s sense of humor… but for just one brief passage in the introduction that so touched me that I remembered it fully 30 years later. Chapelle’s timeless final paragraph of the Intro reads as follows: “In every amateur boatbuilder’s shop there should be a ‘moaning chair’: this should be a comfortable seat from which the boat can be easily seen and in which the builder can sit, smoke, chew, drink, or swear as the moment demands. Here he should rest often and think about his next job. The plans should be at hand and here he can lay out Follow us!

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his work. By so doing he will often be able to see mistakes before they are serious and avoid the curse of all amateur boatbuilders: starting a job before figuring out what has to be done to get it right.” Years back, so enamored was I with this little fillip of a passage that I mentioned it in print; although I’d have to think about this. Then, late this summer, Dave Hannam

still do that at Sarles. “The chair’s solid and sturdy, and I have it where I can sight down the boat’s lines to see if they’re true,” says Hannam. He confesses to having a lot of coffee, so seated. He says, “I can look over progress, then look further ahead, so I don’t have to back up.” Voilà! Well, in an oblique Rambleresque way, all of this intersecting kismet piqued my

Sit On It “In every amateur boatbuilder’s shop there should be a ‘moaning chair’...” Photos by Joe Evans

was interviewed about a sweet little 16-foot Gar Wood Speedster he’s building in his spare time at Sarles Boatyard and Marina. There’s always something creative and neat going on at Sarles, and this is an example. Hannam, a skilled boat restoration carpenter, mentioned sitting in his “pondering chair” and thinking about the finished product. My jaw dropped. I reached for the phone. This was conceptually far too close to Chapelle for mere coincidence. These kinds of anomalies wake me up at 2 a.m., and Ursula is wonderfully patient with me at that hour. Anyway, Hannam told me that, no, he’d never read any of Chapelle’s (nine) books, but that he’d discovered this comfortable old chair up in Sarles marine railway engine room. This is where the huge and ancient power winch is operated when drawing vessels from the water by this traditional and low-tech method. They

interest, and I needed some Chapelle background. I called on Fred Hecklinger, traditional yacht surveyor and authority on most things nautical. We hadn’t talked in a while. I said, “Fred, I don’t suppose you ever met Howard Chapelle.” “Of course,” Hecklinger snorted, as if to ask, ‘How foolish can you be, Miller?’ Somehow I wasn’t surprised they’d known each other. So, pondering moaning chairs and moaning about pondering chairs, I thought I’d conjure a little Chapelle for you. For Hecklinger had known him. Chapelle was tall, but not big. And “nice.” He had a mustache, “and he could draw while he was talking,” recalls Fred. Then, surprisingly, “He was not a skilled boatbuilder,” says Hecklinger, pausing, “but he was a skilled observer.” Yes. And he knew a thing or two about the art and execution of just sitting and thinking. SpinSheet December 2011 31

Stay Warm by Andy Schell


oday seems appropriate to write about warmth. Reading, PA, where I grew up, just got 10 inches of snow over the weekend. The power is still out at Schell’s Drive-In, the family business back home, and my dad is running around trying to save the food about to go bad because the fridge does not work anymore. Down in Hampton, VA, where I am stationed for the start of the Caribbean 1500, boats have had to delay their arrivals due to the weather; the temperature plunged below freezing two nights ago. I am happy to be living in a hotel room.

napolis City Dock for a while (the ice was thick enough at times to walk on). It was very convenient being able to step off the boat and be at the coffee shop in a few seconds. My hair sometimes froze by the time I got back from the shower at the Harbormaster’s office. We left January 2. Our plan was to sail to Oxford and visit Ben Weems and his wife Francis, from whom we bought the boat and who had become close friends. Arcturus was the only boat on the Bay that whole week. The low January sun lit up the sky in a way not seen in the summertime. I danced in the cockpit to stay warm.

##Andy and Mia brave January on the Chesapeake on Arcturus.

“He picked us up in his canoe after we anchored just off his house. There was a fine layer of ice on the water that tinkled when he paddled.” The way magazine deadlines work, I am usually writing on a topic that will not appear in print for more than a month. It is sometimes difficult to put myself in the correct frame of mind on a particular topic, but this one is easy. My wife Mia, still in Sweden, is outside running around in a T-shirt in the unseasonably warm weather near 60 degree north. It is still October. It is supposed to be the other way around. I will not be sailing Arcturus on the Bay this winter. She is safe and snug in Northern Ireland after our Atlantic crossing last summer. But I know something of it, having lived aboard through several Januarys. In 2008, Mia and I took a four-day New Year’s cruise on the Bay. I had been living aboard at the old Fawcett’s dock at An32 December 2011 SpinSheet

For four days, we had ice on deck that never melted. Arcturus does not have a fridge, but that week we were more concerned with keeping the milk in a liquid state rather than worry about it going bad. After spending the night at Ben’s house (one way to keep warm on the boat in wintertime!), we sailed out the Tred Avon River in a snowstorm before the clouds finally broke up going through the Narrows. We spent another warm night in my friend Dave Ansel’s house, helped to sleep by the inappropriate quantities of wine we consumed during dinner. He lives up in one of the creeks off Whitehall Bay and picked us up in his canoe after we anchored just off his house. There was a fine layer of ice on the water that tinkled when he paddled.

Matt Rutherford, the Annapolis sailor who recently set the record for the smallest boat single-handed through the Northwest Passage, did not even have the boat insulated before his trip. He packed a warm sleeping bag and government-issued survival gear from a scientist-friend of his who used to be stationed on Antarctica. (His 27-foot Albin Vega St. Brendan, donated by CRAB for Matt’s ambitious attempt at circumnavigating both North and South America.) Steve Allan and I have been corresponding for the past week or so on the topic. Steve is a Northern Bay sailor who contributes to SpinSheet and sails his 1983 Laguna 26 out of Middle River often and enthusiastically during wintertime. Annie’s Rose is not insulated either, but Steve does not seem to care, preferring instead the warmth of his Eureka sleeping bag (rated down to 15 degrees Fahrenheit), which Steve refers to as his “eight pounds of toasty warmth for those nippy nights in the quarterberth.” Dockside Steve keeps two electric cabin heaters, a halogen NOMA model (“silent but very bright,” he claims), and a West Marine heating unit that keeps him up at night when the fan cycles on and off. Mia and I installed a Dickinson diesel heater in Arcturus a few years ago, and it works wonders. Steve thinks it is “better to be cold for a few minutes getting dressed in the morning than to go on my ‘longest journey’ at the hands of carbon monoxide poisoning.” I cannot disagree with him, but we love our heater, nonetheless. It gets hot enough inside the cabin to keep the companionway open, ensuring good airflow and ventilation, and we always keep the carbon monoxide detector close by. We shut the unit off at night anyway—it only takes a few minutes to get it going in the morning. The ambience it provides in the evening is well worth the effort. When we get the boat to Sweden next year, I am positive we will appreciate it even more.  About the Author: Andy Schell is a professional Annapolis-based sailor, who writes about his adventures aboard his yawl Arcturus. Learn more at

Postcard from Rock Creek

by Sebastian Watt


here is a nautical term that appears contradictory; Underway but not making way. It implies a state of motion but no forward progress, very apt for Shalamar and her patient crew waiting to cast off their collective binds to shore. The passage plan expected a departure in October following the Constellation Cup Race. It is now delayed until December 1. I have discovered that getting a 70-year-old wooden yawl ready for such an extensive journey would test the patience of the most devout student of the Dali Lama. Getting struck by lightning last August didn’t do much to help speed things up, either; although, it did accelerate my interest in Buddhist philosophy. Blowing out three sails while racing was also a slight setback, and finding some rot in my stern rail has allowed us to linger in the welcoming bosom of the Maryland YC for two months longer than planned. The club is a haven of Chesapeake salts, who have proved unfailingly polite and helpful, even to this Englishman. It is the 10th oldest yacht club in the country (formed in 1857) and occupies a beautiful spot at the entrance to Rock Creek with the clubhouse bar commanding a view over White Rocks—a view I have gotten to know well and remains just as enchanting as it steadily gets out of focus as the liver compromisers take effect. Owning a vessel built in 1941 generally gives me the ineffable pleasure of being able to boast to anyone prepared to listen

##The 70-year-old yawl Shalamar for her trip south December 1.

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that I have the oldest boat in the dock. Sadly, Sod’s law states that no matter how beautiful, big, or venerable your boat, there is always another more beautiful, bigger, or older vessel, normally in the same dock. This is true even at the Maryland YC. Sitting at the end of A dock is Witchcraft. Built in 1903 by Lawley, designed by Crowninshield, she is 66 feet of unsurpassed elegance, all scrubbed teak and gleaming varnish. An antidote to the sea of plastic cruisers surrounding her. The route for the passage itself remains unchanged. Depart the Chesapeake, enter the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, and do battle with bridges, locks, narrow channels, tugs, tows, missing day marks, and shifting mud banks for 1000 miles through Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. Cross the Gulf Stream from Miami to Bimini, stop to replenish the necessary courage re-enforcing liquids, and thence down the Bahamian Island chain to the Turks and Caicos. From there, across to Luperon in the Dominican Republic and then, along the north shore to Puerto Rico to the final destination of Vieques. Some say this is the thorny path route, but a little discomfort is surely good for the soul? In any event, you will hear of every watery, salt-stained, mal-de-mer moment through my regular postcards. For now, the boat is almost provisioned. A huge collection of canned and dried goods waits to stowed (I’m particularly looking forward to the Madras Spicy Lentils. Not so sure the mate is looking forward to the effect on my digestive system, as it promises to bring home the truth of that old nautical toast “May the

loaded and almost ready

wind at your back not be your own.”) A steady stream of sailing friends has meant the rum locker has had to be enlarged. Let me tell you, adding water to make grog doesn’t go down too well with my shipmates who appear to all be hardened alcho… moderate drinkers. The fridge awaits, and the filling of it has proved all those “wasted” years of trying to solve Rubric’s Cube were not wasted after all. Shalamar’s repaired sails are almost ready. Her magnificent new mahogany stern rail is about to be fitted, allowing hope to settle its ample behind down on something more solid than the usual guff. Hope, of course, being the belief we will leave on time. So, my dear friend, the adventure of Shalamar and her crew (two of whom have four feet and fur—if only I could get them to use a can opener they would be self-sufficient) is about to begin. And because I know you are dying to ask… the oldest yacht club? Not New York but… Detroit!

About the Author: Sebastian Watt’s first memory is of beating down the river Orwell on his grandfathers Z 4 tonner Ballerina shortly followed by a pint of bitter at the Butt and Oyster in Pin Mill, a tiny village in Suffolk, England, where the tide washes against the pub›s wall. The North Sea, English Channel, Mediterranean, North Atlantic, and Chesapeake Bay have all passed under his keel, and the Caribbean is the next sea to suffer.

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By Land

arc and Alison LeBlanc can’t recall the exact moment they decided to put their boat on the hard and take off out west in an RV. The idea had been brewing for a few years. No longer full-time cruisers, they are destined to continue traveling, this time on land, to meet new people, hike new trails, and visit national parks and other landmarks throughout the United States. “I made a similar trip back in my 20s,” recalls Marc, who is approaching his 60th birthday. “If I have half as much fun as I did then, I will consider the trip perfect.” The couple began cruising and living on their Pearson 365 Ketch Angel in 1999. They beat a path from Florida to Annapolis and then to the Bahamas. They currently split their time between Annapolis and the Bahamas, living on Angel full-time. I met them the week before they left for Arizona,


By Sea by Carrie Gentile for a hike,” says Alison. Cruising and RV-ing are different in

free, including volunteering at state parks in exchange for free parking. According to Marc, most Walmarts and Cracker Barrels welcome free overnight parking. They plan to stay on Federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land. The BLM administers 260 million acres—about oneeighth of the nation’s land mass—in the 12 western states and has more than 400 campgrounds. Short-term camping is free, but the LeBlancs will purchase a long-term pass for $180 that lasts for six months. BLM long-term visitors have access to water and sewer dumping stations. To help sustain them, the LeBlancs are installing solar panels to generate enough power so that they don’t drain the batteries. Before they moved onto their boat, Alison and Marc worked in

“C r u isin g a nd RV-i ng a re d i f feren t in s cale an d det ails , bu t t h e i dea is sim ila r : b e i ng a b l e to t ake yo u r h o me wit h yo u as yo u t rave l .” after putting Angel on the hard in Deltaville, VA, not planning on returning until summer. The idea to purchase a home on wheels was born out of mid-winter boredom and the desire to visit national and state parks in Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware on their days off. “There are only so many new casseroles to make or new cabernets to try before you get bored,” says Alison, a native Floridian who never really took to cold winters in Annapolis. So, a few years ago, the LeBlancs purchased a 25-foot class C RV, a mini-motor home, to augment their sailing. “It’s big, square, and roomy. It offers much more room than our boat,” says Alison. But, each winter, the inclination deepened to leave the cold, dreary mid-Atlantic winters for warm, dry weather that the Southwest provides. Now they are turning their hobby into a way of life. The couple speaks with equal enthusiasm and deliberation about their impending trip. “We want to wake up in the morning in a beautiful setting and be able to take off 34 December 2011 SpinSheet

scale and details, but the idea is similar: being able to take your home with you as you travel. Although, RV-ing can cost more money than sailing. Their agenda includes stops at the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone, and Glacier National Parks. They want to remain fluid and somewhat flexible, so they have made one reservation at the popular and vast Yellowstone Park. The only other reservations they have are bear encounters. “When you’re moored on your boat, you don’t have to worry about unwanted visitors,” says Alison. They’ve mastered the art of frugality when sailing and are now researching options to keep their budget from hemorrhaging. Alison and Marc stay on the hook 99 percent of the time when underway and use the engine as little as possible to minimize fuel costs. But RV-ing can cost a bit more when you consider fuel and nightly campground fees. Their cozy RV guzzles 10 miles per gallon at best. And they will be towing their car (also called a dinghy in the RV world), lowering their mpg. They have researched ways to camp for

a corporate atmosphere, Alison as a supervisor at a mental health program and Marc as a human resources officer at a large company. They decided to quit their stressful jobs decades before retirement age for the cruising life. “It’s been great,” says Alison. “We have been living, breathing, and working boats for a long time. It’s time for some balance.” But leaving Angel is bittersweet for the LeBlancs. “She’s so comfortable. She is our home. We haven’t left here in nine years—she’s taken us so many places, and she now has her own persona. It’s hard to give up.” But I am sure this genial and energetic couple will soon begin making new memories as they hit the road. About the Author: Carrie Gentile is an Eastport-based freelance writer and liveaboard, who co-owns a Cal 25 with her boyfriend and races J/22s on Thursday nights.

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When Big Girls Fly O Photos by Mark Talbott

ctober 13-14 brought the overnight Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race, with schooner-rigged vessels sailing 127 nautical miles from Baltimore to Portsmouth, VA, to promote and preserve the Bay’s rich maritime heritage and natural resources. For a short and sweet recap of the event, see page 29 of the November 2011 SpinSheet. For more details, visit Mark Talbott onboard Woodwind says, “We had a wet but not terribly rough ride down the Bay, upwind all the way. The gray skies cleared for a beautiful sunset and great sailing all night and into the next day. Being on a competing boat is a great way to photograph the action, both onboard and around the start.” ##Mike Oh onboard the Woodwind, which sails out of Annapolis.

Thanks for sharing your photos, Mark. ##The 30-foot Artist Proof was a half-baked plan that resulted from a challenge from one sailor to another.

##Top gun... America 2.0 captured first place in Class AA in October’s GCBSR.

##The crew on Cuchulai, which measures in at about 44 feet of cold hard steel and hails from Pasadena, MD.

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##The 115-foot A. J. Meerwald and 61.5-foot Spirit of Independence (of Portsmouth, VA) check each other out.

##The colorful crew of the Sultana built in and sailed out of Chestertown, MD.

##The crewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nest on Adventurer (56) from Annapolis.

##Finally, some sun... Aubrei Barton on the Woodwind.

##In the pink... The 104-foot Lady Maryland is a replica of a Chesapeake Bay pungy schooner. She sails out of Baltimore.

##The 110-foot Mystic Whaler shows what sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s made of during the misty GCBSR.

##In the GCBSR 2011, the Woodwind crew took first in class and second overall: Jen Kaye, Ken Kaye, and Cynthia Hooper (front row); Sarah Buhlman, Mike Oh, Lorena Kazmierski, Aubrei Barton, Hope, Jo Ann Lovell, Chris Wood, and Rai Muhlbauer (middle row); and Mark Talbott (back row).

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autical colors and sailcloth. What’s not to love? The Harken Tri-Fold Wash Bag features three pockets and hangs or folds for storage and travel readiness. As you mosey to and from your boat at the marina, your slipmates will be pea green with envy. Don’t be surprised if they ask you, “Where did you get that so I can get one?” @ $28; ##Photo courtesy of Harken

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he Sailors Five-LED Night Vision Cap has red LEDs and white LEDs on separate circuits operated by buttons under the cap brim. The three-position switch options are high beam, low beam, or both. Two red LEDs angle downward to provide task lighting and maintain night vision, two white lights help with task lighting below deck, and one powerful LED light projects more than 60 feet ahead of you. Just like other noggin toppers, you can have this one embroidered. @ $40;

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new racing game for adults; there’s a kids version, too. Each player has a hand of five cards. To move your yacht, you pick up and play a card indicating the direction your boat must take and the distance it will travel. If the wind is behind your sails, you can have another go. Or you can choose to get in the way of another boat. But, just like Mick Jagger says, in this game: “You can’t always get what you want.” @ $20;

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he new Bridgewater Coastal Luxury Oversized Quilt will bring coastal living right into your boudoir. Throw in Bridgewater Ship’s Wheel Throw Pillow (@ $30), and you’ll really make that sailor in your life slap-happy. @ $250 (queen size); ##Photo courtesy of Ocean Styles

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ome spring, there’s no way you’ll want to burn these babies. Seal Skinz Waterproof All-Season Socks are made of three layers: nylon and lycra spandex on the outside, waterproof moisture vapor transpiration in the middle, and Dupont’s coolmax yarn on the inside. The seamless design is intended to provide the ultimate in action performance, comfort, and dryness. @ $46;


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ho doesn’t like a good toy at work? This metal weathervane has a verdi gris finish, is 9.5 inches tall, and is ideal for your sailing buddy’s desktop. @ $27;

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e try to console ourselves by saying things like, “Winters are not bad on the Chesapeake compared to New England,” or “I like the downtime,” but the cold reality of the off-season makes us feel a little blue. Most of us are not sailing now. We miss it. We miss our Wednesday night races, weekend raftups, flip flops, and our sailing buddies. What do you do to make the quiet season brighter? Here’s the SpinSheet top ten stimulating winter activities for sailors.

Take Your Clothes Off. What better way to celebrate winter than taking off your clothes, jumping into the Bay, and giving money to a charity? In our calendar on page 24, we list polar bear swims, starting with the Santa Swim December 10 at the Hyatt in Cambridge, MD, and ending with the Polar Bear Plunge January 28 at Sandy Point State Park on the northwest side of the Bay Bridge. Know that if you participate in such any icy swim, there will be photographers there, so you ought to wear a fun hat to ham it up for the media—or run fast to remain anonymous. Follow us!

Sail Around the World. It’s not too late to join in the virtual Volvo Ocean Race at Log onto your computer or your smart phone to adjust your sails according to ever-changing wind conditions that mirror those of competitors in the real-time race. One SpinSheet friend, who was woken up early by his niece, was rumored to have said (by the light of his iPhone in bed), “Good thing she woke me up. I needed to gybe.” Learn Something New. Be honest—are you a little fuzzy on the racing rules? Could you use some sail trim tips, SpinSheet December 2011 43

some ideas on trouble-shooting your engine, or a refresher course on navigation? We devote a section of the February issue to winter learning, but there are plenty of workshops, lectures, and other learning options at your disposal right now, some of them for free. A quick glance at the SpinSheet Calendar on page 24 reveals a dozen seminar options. Look at the website for your local maritime museum or sailing school for more. Skate with Sailors. Back by popular demand, SpinSheet Skating Night will return Wednesday, January 11 to Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis from 6 to 9 p.m. Bring your kids, parents, weeknight race crew, and anyone else you know who feels cooped up and needs some fresh winter air. All you need to do to get the discounted entry ticket is tell the skating office that you’re with SpinSheet. We’re only hosting one sailors’ skate this winter (unless you beg for more), so put it on your calendar now. If you would like to get monthly updates on our favor-

ite winter activities, sign up for our e-mail list via or “like” us on Facebook via facebook. com/spinsheet. Swap Gear. Do you have gear envy? How many times have you pined for a friend’s spray top when water was dripping down your neck? Remember, one sailor’s “old” gear may be exactly what you need to complete your kit. Why not invite a bunch of sailing friends over and ask them to bring a bag of gear to give away? You might find that the jacket that has never quite fit you may be ideal for one of your crew. We haven’t tried this idea, but we like the the spirit of it. If you host a gear swap, please write to sailors@ to share your story and photos. Chill with Chili. Chili, spaghetti, soup, lasagna, comfort food. With the chill in the air, it all sounds pretty good right now, doesn’t it? Why not invite your sailing friends over for some comfort food and sailing talk? Break out the 2012 calendar and

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pencil in some weekend excursions or overnight races on the calendar. Once activities are on the calendar, they are more likely to happen. As winter settles in, it will give you and your crew something to look forward to. Take a Daysail. Do you have a friend who keeps his boat in the water all year long? Sure, we’ve had a few blizzards the past few years, but we’ve also taken note of some not-so-wintry days in the 50s or 60s. Make way while the sun shines! And even if it’s c-c-old, can you say hot buttered rum? Get out on the water this winter. You will enjoy the lack of boat traffic. Try Frostbite Racing. Why are the numbers of frostbite racing participants going up every year? Some say because kids’ soccer game season is over, which gives many sailing parents some much needed free time. Others say that there’s nothing quite like the exhilaration they feel sailing in winter. Still others say that high tech gear has made the sport more comfortable than ever. No matter the reason—if you are in the mood to try frostbite

racing, there are more boats needing crew than ever. Turn to the Racing Calendar on page 25 and connect with the clubs offering races to find crew opportunities. You may also sign up for our free online crew listing service at Do It Yourself. Do you have some cushions to sew or a rudder to varnish? It may not be the most glamorous weekend activity, but if it will make your boat prettier or more user-friendly come spring, it’s worth the time and will make your winter free time more productive. If you have good sailing-related DIY projects going on at home this winter, we would like stories and photos via sailors@ Get Out. If it gets bone-chillingly cold and you can’t take it anymore, there may be only one option for you. Escape. We share ideas in our Charter Notes section (page 46) every month, and in this month’s Racing Beat, we’ve included lists of southern regattas, such as Quantum Key West Race Week or the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta (page 66).

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Charter Notes

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No Reasoning with Hurricane Season


s this year’s hurricane season winds down, with our brush with Hurricane Irene, I’m reminded once again of the very last trip I took to the Caribbean during September, back in 1998. Until that time, I’d taken the calculated risk of traveling down island in the summer because of the payoffs of reduced rates, (generally) good weather, and an even more laid-back vibe. In 1995, I had to cancel a Grenadines sail the day before departure because Hurricane Marilyn loomed. But that wasn’t enough to deter my crew from attempting a bareboat sail in the British Virgin Islands in September 1998. Being veteran Weather Channel “Tropical Update” watchers, we decided that our chances of missing the growing storm churning away in the Atlantic were good enough to hop down to the islands. Neither our charter company (The Moor-

ings) nor American Airlines stopped us. But by the time Hurricane Georges had intensified to Category 4 and made the Virgin Islands one of its many targets, we were stranded, with all flights and ferries cancelled. Unlike the mainland United States, on an island, there are no roads inland to take us to safety, so we had to make preparations to be safe where we were, inside the hotel at the charter base. Our charter briefing prepared us for the “experience of a lifetime.” All charter boats were called back to base, and those still at base were secured with extra fenders and lines, with all potentially flying objects stowed. The base was a hive of purposeful activity, as hotel windows were boarded up, and all sailors were accommodated in rooms (five in one room). We were told to use our mattresses to cover sliding glass doors should the wind direction turn to the west. Our crew loaded up on necessi-

ties such as duct tape and trash bags, while others found local doctors to prescribe Valium. It was all quite surreal, because the sun was shining, and the pool and bar were doing brisk business. However, on the Weather Channel (running 24/7 at the bar), the big red blobs on the Doppler radar brought us back to reality. For once, perhaps, they weren’t exaggerating. In the calm before the storm, all of the airborne beasties that are normally kept at bay by the steady tradewinds used the still air as an opportunity to feast on my (evidently) delicious flesh. Nearly going insane from itching, I resorted to dosing myself with Benadryl, which knocked me out. As a result, I spent most of the storm—the eye of which passed just 30 miles south of Tortola—semi-conscious (but no longer itchy) on a mattress on the floor. Hence, my memories of Georges’ passing take the form of film clips. Like:

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Using duct tape to keep out most of the water that was blowing in through the doors and windows. Watching boats in the marina heeled over, bucking, and straining at their lines in driving grey rain. Listening to the only entertainment we had, a radio station in St. Croix, cut off as its roof blew off. And mostly, the unrelieved noise of roaring, keening, whistling wind, water, and flying debris, which was replaced the next morning with the sound of chain saws hacking through displaced vegetation. Thankfully, islanders know how to handle these storms, so we were able to sail shortly after Georges passed the Virgin Islands. In fact, we were better off at sea on a self-contained vessel, with the ability to generate our own power and feed ourselves, than ashore where electricity and supplies were spotty. Where we did go ashore, we found even fewer

crowds than the usual slow September and warm welcomes and discounts (where there was food or drink to be had). Those discounts were due, in part, to the fact that cash registers and credit card machines weren’t working. Our “experience of a lifetime” was—as promised—unforgettable. No one was hurt, and except for inconvenience, damage in the Virgin Islands was modest. The Moorings took good care of its guests, and trip insurance covered the rest. When we finally got to sail, despite needing to take extra care to make sure navigational aids and moorings balls hadn’t been compromised, the islands were beautiful. But I never want to repeat the sick feeling I had in the pit of my stomach before Hurricane Georges arrived by putting myself in the Caribbean at the height of hurricane season again. September? Nevermore.

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Being an

American Cruiser

A B R O A D by Lisa Borre


ost tourists don’t walk around aware of our nationality. Arriving in the on the stern. Waving in the breeze above waving their national flag or former Soviet Republic of Georgia from the Portofino-green reverse transom, the displaying the name of their Turkey was one of those times. Georgians flag is a favorite backdrop for photo ops, hometown in four-inch-high block letters consider a visitor to be a “gift from God,” especially among the European clientele on on their rear end. But this is sometimes and so we had high hopes for our visit even her chartered cruises. Gyatso’s flag is more what it felt like when we cruised overseas though we were one of the first foreign modestly sized, but flown with no less in an American-flagged sailboat with Anyachts to visit after a brief war with Russia pride or enthusiasm. napolis as our hailing port. in 2008. Although we were inspected at Our overall experience was very positive, We found that the more remote the sea after crossing the border due to tight except there were a few times we arrived cruising ground, the in ports with a feeling of more interesting the trepidation about how experience of being an we would be received as American abroad beAmericans, mainly when comes. In the Caribbean, encountering Soviet-style for example, yachting has border police in several become so common that ports in the Ukraine. an American-flagged It was nothing like the yacht is no big deal. This “fear and trembling” was most evident for us Mark Twain experienced in places like St. Maarten when traveling to some and Guadeloupe. At of those same ports in the world-class marina 1867 on an American in Pointe-à-Pitre, our side-wheel steamer with seaworthy vessel was auxiliary sails. In his considered passé comaccount of sailing with pared to the sleek maxis a borrowed passport “While taking new Turkish friends on an evening sail, that set around-thefrom Constantinople world speed records and (modern-day Istanbul) one of them turned to me at the helm and admitted, the tiny beach cat that a to Sevastopol (now in “You’re not like those women on ‘Sex and the City!’” crazy Frenchman sailed modern-day Ukraine) solo from the Bay of Bisin Innocents Abroad, he, cay across the Atlantic. too, realized there was In the Mediterranean, on the other security that day, we arrived in port with no need for fear: “…all that time my true hand, we found fewer American cruisers the help of a commercial pilot escort and passport had been floating overhead—and except in some of the larger yachting centhe port officials’ enthusiastic, “Welcome behold it was our flag. They never asked ters, where circumnavigators and seasonal to Georgia,” as they caught our dock lines. for any other.” Although the American cruisers congregate for refit and repairs and The over-the-top hospitality of Georgians, flag does not suffice as a passport in today’s to rest. Outside of these yachting centers, as well as their neighbors in Turkey, is world, in most instances, it certainly helped local people seemed genuinely surprised to world famous, but being an American and us smooth the way. learn that we had sailed all the way from arriving by sailboat in these off-the-beatenThe most bizarre experience of entering America. At a tiny yacht club on the south- path locales, are truly special experiences. a country by sailboat had nothing to do ern coast of Spain, members asked what it On Gyatso, we fly our ensign from the with whether we were Americans. Mowas like to cross the Atlantic. We would backstay, and the boat’s name and hailing ments after arriving in Tunisia from Sicily hear stories, especially from Portuguese, port appear in burgundy lettering on both in July 2009 and securing our docklines at Italians, Greeks, and Turks, about their sides of our Tayana 37’s canoe-ended stern. the marina in Sidi Bou Said, the health inrelatives in America. Our friend Jayne, the owner and skipper of spector pressed an instant-read thermomYachting on the Black Sea is not the Aorangi, an American-flagged S&S Swan eter against my forehead. The marina has novelty it was shortly after the Iron Curtain 47 based in Italy, flies the largest American a direct view of the presidential palace and fell, but it was a place where we were very flag she can get away with from a flag staff the site of recent uprising there, but at the 48 December 2011 SpinSheet


erican flag in the Aeolian Isl time, they were worried about swine flu. Sicily. Photo ands of by Jayne Koeh ler With a bright red face and dripping with sweat in the mid-day sun of North Africa, I was shocked that my temperature was declared “normal.” We were warmly greeted with a trilingual “welcome” in Tunisian, French, and a more hesitant but no less sincere, English. When we first arrived in Turkey two years ago, we experienced a case of mistaken identity. It took a few days and some awkward moments of what must have seemed like overly enthusiastic greetings directed toward people on American-flagged sailboats in the marina. Since sightings of American cruisers had been fairly rare for us after two years in the Med, I went out of my way to say hello. I never imagined that people from another country would want to fly the American flag, but I grew suspicious when my overtures were met with blank stares. The people onboard didn’t speak English, but responded more warmly to the Turkish greeting, merhaba. I noted that most of these boats were from Wilmington, DE, and that the stars and stripes were printed, not sewn on their flags. We later learned that to avoid paying taxes in some countries, Turks and others register their yachts with the Delaware Department of Natural Resources. They can do this if the yacht is an asset of a foreign, Delaware-registered corporation. We saw hundreds of foreignowned, Americanflagged yachts in the Eastern Mediterranean. Because of this, we were commonly asked, “Are ##Gyatso at anchor in the Balearic Islands of Spain in 2008. you real Americans?” Sometimes we had to deal with stereoLike the typical American tourist types others have about Americans. These are who can be immediately recognized in a particularly funny in out-of-the-way places. foreign land, most cruisers—foreign or Once while taking new Turkish friends on not—stand out when they step ashore. an evening sail, one of them turned to me at Being one of them myself, I see cruisers the helm and admitted, “You’re not like those women on Sex and the City!” I considered it a around Annapolis all the time, especially during the fall Snowbird migration. Just great compliment.

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the other day, I noticed a couple examining the bread selection at a local supermarket. Everything about them screamed “foreign cruisers,” from the well-worn backpack over her shoulder to the quiet mannerism of their conversation. With my loaf of sesame semolina in hand, I greeted them and said, “The rustic wheat bread is pretty good.” They smiled and nodded, either surprised by my friendliness or shy to speak English. A dead giveaway was when I informed them that they could have the bread sliced out back, which triggered a French-accented reply, “Oh no thank you, we like to slice it ourselves.” Living ashore this past year, my own cruiser-look must be fading, because they dashed off before asking me which creek I was anchored in.

About the Author: After cruising full-time for five years, Annapolis sailor Lisa Borre and her husband are living onshore in Annapolis while they plan new adventures. Their Tayana 37 cutter, Gyatso, awaits them in Marmaris, Turkey.

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It’s That Time of Year Again…


hen the turkey vultures take up residence on the roof tops in Galesville, MD; the leaves are disappearing from the trees; and the days are shorter and darker. The wind has a bite and is not the welcome breeze it was just a short while ago. Another boating season has come and gone, faster, it seems, than the one before. Some things are the same each year, such as annual meetings and raft-ups. But each year has a different mix of people bringing the spice to our lives. Catalina 36 Fleet 3 has had many events this year and keeps going with an active core group that always comes forward to host raftups. A new event this year was a joint Oktoberfest raft-up in the Rhode River with another club. We hope this will be an annual event to add to our annual Memorial Day Wine Tasting, Day of Absurdity, fall Liar’s Cruise, and Shaw-a-Palooza as well as miscellaneous raft-ups and two land-based meetings, including one in Baltimore’s Little Italy. Our fall meeting marks the end of another season, so we use it to plan the next season’s events, to ease the pain. Some members have already winterized their boats, and some of us more stubborn members are holding out until the last possible moment. Somehow, a boat just isn’t the same on the “hard” as it is in the water. It seems that just yesterday we were launching and filling the water tanks and washing the winter grime away. Now we are planning the last few boating weekends and scheduling our haul-out. There will be winter projects and weekend trips to check on things, but it just won’t be the same until we’re back in the water in the spring with a whole new season ahead of us (! —by Sally Jack

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##A spectacular sunset paints the sky for CBNA members anchored in Shaw Bay September 16.


What’s This? Could It Be? Plans for Spring!

even members of the Chesapeake Bay Nonsuch Association (CBNA) gathered on Shaw Bay for the start of our annual fall rendezvous (above). The quiet anchorage offered a welcome treat after a day of dodging floating trees and other debris Tropical Storm Lee set adrift. CBNA members sailed to St. Michaels for a day in town and dinner at the Crab Claw Restaurant. Those who did not sail arrived by car to join the camaraderie, as did a guest couple planning to buy a Nonsuch. The rendezvous ended on Sunday, and the day’s 16- to 20-knot winds ensured everyone had a fun, exciting sail home. Our spring 2012 rendezvous is scheduled for the third weekend in May. Nonsuch owners and prospective owners are all welcome ( —by Phil Wagner

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##Cruise chair George Degnon and first mate Marge (seated) with NVSPS members and friends.

Radiant Reflections on a Rendezvous


embers of the Northern Virginia Sail and Power Squadron (NVSPS) cruised to the Chesapeake Yacht Club (CYC) on the West River (above) over Labor Day weekend. The marina is terrific; beautifully landscaped with a heated pool, upscale showers, and an excellent but reasonably priced restaurant, among other amenities. Squadron cruise chair and past commander George Degnon organized a fabulous weekend. Upon getting secured at CYC, the commander’s locker of adult beverages was opened, and we settled in for a weekend of fun, food, and friends. On Saturday, we went on a “field trip” to the nearby Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) where we received a lecture and tour on marine life and vegetation in the Bay. We also saw the Java Mansion ruins on the grounds of the Contee Farm, which is now part of SERC. We capped off the evening by sitting around the large outdoor fireplace on CYC’s grounds. On Sunday, a group went on a day cruise up the Rhode River where we could swim without worrying about those nasty sea nettles. We invite all boaters, power and sail, to join our safe boating courses and other training activities ( —by Frank Shults


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##BCYC members enjoy the annual meeting, with commodore Bill Falk presiding.


Happy Halloween Haunts

or the Back Creek YC’s (BCYC) Fall Fest near Weems Creek in Annapolis October 22, 35 members arrived by boat or land yacht to greet hosts Bill and Karen Kranzer. After appetizers, all feasted on fabulous chili with all of the fixings, roasted weenies, and toasted s’mores over a bonfire, just the ticket for a fall afternoon. The fun featured a jack-o-lantern carving contest, stuffing a scarecrow appropriately dressed for the occasion, and chunking a few “punkins” before everyone settled in around the campfire. During our Halloween Happy Hour October 28, we discussed the summer’s fun events. At our annual Membership Meeting and Party the Fleet Reserve Club November 6 (above), we announced plans for the coming summer. Come join us during our Holiday Brunch in Grasonville, MD, December 11 ( —by Otto Hetzel


he Windjammers of the Chesapeake are at it again… Here’s their lineup of winter lectures at the Severn School in Severna Park, MD; lectures begin at 8 p.m., unless otherwise indicated. On December 3 (5 p.m.), Gary Jobson will provide highlights from the Annapolis-Newport Race, preview the upcoming Olympics, comment on current America’s Cup activities, look at collegiate sailing, and recount the best and worst of offshore sailing. January 14 brings Pam Wall’s take on preparing offshore sailors for hurricanes when sailing around the Abaco Islands in the northwestern Bahamas. February 11 brings Gary Burris and his stories about the history of the Owens Yacht Company. March 10 features Sandy Purdon’s tales of taking his Fleming 55 6000 miles from Ft. Lauderdale, FL, to San Diego, CA ( —by Beth Perry and Mitchell Owens

Where Route 83 Spills into the Patapsco

embers of the Fells Point YC are done twisting wires, cutting boards, stringing lights, and otherwise prepping for the Baltimore Parade of Lighted Boats and Olde Tyme Christmas December 3. December 14 brings the club’s gift exchange party, and December 28 brings an officer’s meeting ( For other parades of lighted boats, see page 27.


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##Carl Reitz, Chantal and Freddy Haller of the Swiss catamaran Micromégas, and Sue Reitz wouldn’t let an early November chill prevent an international happy hour. Photo by Bob Smith

Brunch Season Is Underway

ingles on Sailboats bid a reluctant farewell to the 2011 sailing season with our ‘Blue Lips’ weekend sail November 5-6. Our winter social schedule began with a brunch November 12 at the DoubleTree Inn in Annapolis, which featured a presentation by Melanie Lynch on ospreys and eagles in the Chesapeake Bay area. During our December 11 brunch at the DoubleTree, Mike and Kelly Lange will provide original and classic maritime-themed musical entertainment. Happy hours are scheduled throughout the area, including Annapolis, Baltimore, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, and numerous sites in the surrounding suburbs. The public is welcome to join our happy hours and brunches. Come swap sailing stories, learn about the club, and generally share our love of the Bay. provides details on times and locations and general information about the club. You can also find us on —by Alex Doyle 52 December 2011 SpinSheet


What, Pray Tell, Are International Happy Hours?

he Hunter SA (HSA) currently is looking forward to the annual Parade of Lights gala at the Annapolis Waterfront Marriott December 10. During November’s mix of weather, club members enjoyed day sails on the Bay when the weather was right. When it wasn’t, they huddled in their cockpits (above) or cabins… or at home in front of a cozy fire dreaming of sailing. The one HSA boat going to the Bahamas for the winter, Tally Ho, made it to Vero Beach for Halloween and welcomed November waiting for the Gulfstream to calm down. Captain Andrew reports, “Add the seas to the swells and one could get 20-foot seas. Not for us. So we play cards with friends, shop, eat, and drink.” Late November brought our annual meeting and awards ceremony. Pick up the January 2012 issue of SpinSheet to learn the names of our 2011 Sailor of the Year, Member of the Year, and new HSA officers ( —by Carl Reitz

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niversal Sailing Club (USC) commodore Gary Dixon (far right) introduces past commodores to celebrants during the club’s 10th anniversary gala November 5 (L-R): Howard Kea, Stacey Reddick, Arthur Fuller, and Dolly Turner. The club continues to grow. Our members are from Baltimore, the Annapolis/Washington, DC, area, New York, and beyond ( —by Baxter Smith

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hese are just the conditions you might have in a real emergency while you are out on your boat. Seventeen hardy souls gathered at the Kent Island YC (KIYC) on a Saturday late in October for Kent Narrows Sail and Power Squadron’s (KNSPS) second annual flare demo and practice (below). Attendees included the general public and members of the KIYC, USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 21-07, and KNSPS. Everyone had the opportunity to light a flare and/or smoke and to fire the 12-gauge meteor pistol…and then retire to the warmth of the club for an Irish coffee. KNSPS offers several demos, seminars, and courses throughout the year. Our first course scheduled for 2012 will be our five-week Seamanship course starting January 9 at the Oyster Cove Community Room in Grasonville, MD (6 to 9 p.m.). The costs are $45 for USPS members and $150 for non-members ((410) 827-3376). —by Karen Wimsatt


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This Has Nothing To Do with Armadillos

s Chesapeake Bay sailing days have come to an end…Club Beneteau Chesapeake Bay members are fondly remembering the great times we enjoyed as a club. We had a huge turnout for our annual Annapolis Yacht Sales (AYS) Boat Show Party (right). After spending time and money browsing through the 2011 Annapolis Boat Show, everyone gathered at the AYS “barn” for a potluck dinner, a cocktail or two, and conversations about our purchases. This fun event was organized by Carolyn Dales with help from the staff at AYS. Once again, weather played a role in the cancellation of another of our annual events… the Pirate and Winches Raft-Up to be hosted by Jeff Taylor. Our costumes are back in storage waiting to be worn next year. If you have an ownership interest in a Beneteau sailboat on the Bay, join our club and enjoy the camaraderie with our members ( —by Jeanne van Hekken


##Club Beneteau Chesapeake Bay members enjoy the annual Boat Show Party at the Annapolis Yacht Sales “barn.”

What Are Your Plans for Your Bottom?

he cruising and racing seasons are winding down in Herring Bay. A very successful season saw club members sail near, far, often, and fast. The year will officially end January 28 with the Herrington Harbour SA banquet. Club officers for next season were elected at November’s annual organizational meeting, with few changes. Maris Eshleman will continue to serve as commodore, the vice commodore will be Tom McGarry, the rear commodore for racing is Joe Laun, the rear commodore for cruising is Richard Clough, the secretary/treasurer is Michel Jichlinski, the rear commodore for communications is Arne Fliflet, and our newsletter editor is Ted Slotwinski. Several members are gearing up for a cruise in Tahiti, and the rest of us are looking forward to hearing their tall tales. Racing continues through December 11, when we will call it quits until spring. We’ll have to be content with land cruises and time spent faring our bottoms ( —by Joe Laun

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Excellent Southern Escapades

S outhern hospitality” was the theme of the Dickerson Owners Association get-together in Virginia October 8. Over the past year, the Dickerson boat population in the Piankatank River region has increased by two, and it was time to celebrate. So after the motivation provided by the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis, five Dickerson crews enjoyed a glorious day of sailing and camaraderie on Queens Creek off the southern shore of the Piankatank. This picturesque setting provides the grist from which coffee table books are created. But be careful if you draw more than five feet—not a problem for our Bay-designed and Bay-built boats. As happens whenever Dickerson sailors get together, we admired each other’s boat improvement projects and checked the progress of ongoing work. Our hosts, Chris and Bill Burry, recently moved to a beautiful estate from the Washington, DC, area. Naturally, a proper dock suitable for their Dickerson 41, Plover was a primary property selection criterion. We capped the evening with a delicious dinner (Virginia ham, of course) and a night sail under the stars (not a cloud in sight). We’re gonna do this again ( —by Barry Creighton

A Sprinkling of Seasonal Salutations


s the year draws to a close and the events have been crossed off the calendar, Chesapeake Bay Tartan Sailing Club (CBTSC) members are putting their boats to bed and reminiscing about the great times we had together in 2011 (right). We’ll have our winter project and wish lists to keep us occupied while we look forward to the 2012 sailing season. Our planning meeting is not yet scheduled, but will be sometime in late January or early February, so check the website for the date and location. Members are encouraged to put together a cruise or event to contribute for filling out the calendar. We wish the Chesapeake Bay sailing community a Merry Christmas and a happy and safe holiday season ( —by Peter Kreyling

What’s Up at the Clubhouse?


or members of the Southern Maryland SA in Solomons, Sundays mean frostbite racing through the end of December, and Fridays mean club socials all year long. Also on tap are the Christmas Walk Open House and Happy Hour December 2, the Christmas Party December 3, a meeting December 12, and the Commodore’s Dinner December 15 ( —by Sandy Leitner

##“Showerman” Ned Lawson helps three bathing beauties rinse the shampoo from their hair on a 2010 CBTSC cruise to St Martin (L-R): Cathy Kreyling, Becki Lawson, and Peggy McFarland.


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ommodore Andrea Landis invites seriously interested sailors to join Sailing Chavurah’s Chanukah Celebration December 17 (3 p.m.) in the Party Room at Leisure World in Silver Spring, MD. Following a festive holiday meal and a community lighting of the Chanukah Candles, Andrea will conduct a brief business meeting to discuss possible destinations for our Spring Fling weekend, cruise planning for the 2012 sailing season, and preliminary planning for Chavurah’s traditional Summer Cruise. On behalf of Sailing Chavurah, we wish everyone happy holiday tidings. May a following sea gently guide you to all your destinations ( —by Steve Permison

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##The sun sets over the Bay near Tolchester, MD.


Oh What Fun It Was…

he Northern Chesapeake Cruising Club (NC3) (formerly Catalina 25 Fleet 8) wrapped up the 2011 season with a traditional Change of Watch meeting hosted by Bob and Barb Pulyer November 12. Ten memorable cruises marked the year (left), including two week-long treks that involved transiting Knapps Narrows. More fun, frolicking, and camaraderie are already cooking for 2012. Most, but not all, of us will be on the hard for the winter. Sure enough, the coldest day of the year will be picked for a mast-lowering party in the yard. But other than that, we’ll be counting the days until spring. NC3 is based out of the Maryland Marina on Frog Mortar Creek. All boat types and sailor types are welcome, even Canadians ( —by Steve Allan

Have Safe and Joyful Holidays

he Rockville Sail and Power Squadron (RSPS) will launch a Seamanship class January 17 in Bethesda, MD (see page 24). RSPS is a non-profit boating organization based in Montgomery County. Our membership includes all types of boat owners (sailors, powerboaters, and paddlers) and non-owners, as well. Classes and land-based social activities are held within the Washington-Baltimore area, and boating activities are held in the Chesapeake Bay area. For winterization tips and more information about RSPS, visit —by Patricia Peter

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Chesapeake Racing Beat 10,000 Pictures Photos by Dan Phelps


hat’s how many photographs SpinSheet racing photographer Dan Phelps took of regattas on the Bay in October alone. Just as many begin to haul their boats and cringe over winterization tasks, starting in late September, with the last dance in November, Chesapeake racing sailors are rocking it at championship events. And what a championship season it was! This racing section is packed with recent regatta recaps and tales from the champions. What we cannot do justice to in the

limited space we have in print are the images from these events. If you want to see all the pictures from championship season 2011, go to and click on “photos.” Our photos are available for purchase to be downloaded as digital files or sent to you framed, with prices starting at $7.50. Those who order by December 15 (using the code “SPLICED”) receive a 40-percent discount on all purchases. Do you know a sailor who doesn’t love a discount?

##The J/105 East Coast and Chesapeake Bay Championship was contested off Annapolis October 29-30.

##The Hillman Capital Management J/24 East Coast Championships unfolded October 28-30 off Annapolis.

##The J/80 East Coast Championship was hosted by Eastport YC October 28-30.

##The J/109 North American Championship came to Annapolis for the first time October 13-16.

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Catapult Wins IRC Mid-Atlantic Championships


eventeen boats competed in the 2011 Storm Trysail Club IRC Mid-Atlantic Championship Regatta off Annapolis October 21-23. The event was comprised of a 30- to 45-mile Friday distance race followed by Saturday and Sunday around-the-buoys races. Conditions were mild, with generally light breezes for the three-day event. Marc Glimcher’s J/122 Catapult team, with Annapolis sailor Geoff Ewenson calling tactics, won IRC 2 and overall top honors. Lawrence Dickie’s Ker 43 Ptarmigan placed second in IRC 2, with Andrew Weiss’s J/122 Christopher Dragon in third. Annapolis sailor Dave Askew and crew on the TP 52 Flying Jenny 7 topped the IRC 1 division, with Ennio Staffini’s JV 52 Anema and Core and Daniel Meyers JV 66 Numbers in second and third respectively.

Bill Sweetser’s Rush crew, placed first in IRC 3 and posted nothing south of a first-place all weekend. Rush was followed in second place by Paul Milo’s J/109 Vento Solare team and in third place by Colin Nevins’s crew on the Navy 44 Defiance. Notably absent from the event were the Farr 40 and the Beneteau 36.7 classes who have sailed in the event in recent years but bowed out due to scheduling constraints or lack of sufficient entries to form one-design divisions. Storm Trysail hosted a come-as-you-are outdoor party with pizza and beer, which by all accounts was a relaxing way to unwind with racing friends on Saturday, and an awards buffet on Sunday night at Annapolis YC.

##Daniel Meyer’s JV 66 Numbers placed third in the IRC 1 division. First place was captured by David and Sandra Askew’s Annapolisbased TP 52 Flying Jenny 7. Photos by Dan Phelps

##John Cooper’s Cool Breeze placed fourth in the nine-boat IRC 2 division.

##Marty Roesch’s J/111 Velocity team follows overall winner of the IRC MidAtlantic Championship, Marc Glimcher’s J/122 Catapult.

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Fresh to Frightening at the J/109 North Americans


##Rick Lyall (Cedar Point, CT) and his crew on Storm placed second. Photos by Dan Phelps

##Rick Hanson’s Rosalita.

##Ted Herlihy’s Gut Feeling won the J/109 East Coast Championships off Annapolis October 28-30. Donald and Cristina Fillipelli and their Caminos crew placed third.

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resh to frightening” are the words the J/109 class posted about the conditions for the North American Championships held off Annapolis October 13-16. The three-day event included a Friday distance race and Saturday and Sunday buoys races for 15 boats in winds ranging from 10 to 35 knots. Ted Herlihy of New Bedford, MA, and team on Gut Feeling won the regatta convincingly with a 12-point lead over the secondplace finisher, Rick Lyall (Cedar Point, CT) and his crew on Storm. Donald and Cristina Fillipelli (Amagansett, NY) and their Caminos crew, including a couple of Annapolis sailors with good local knowledge, placed third after close competition with Storm, with both competitors posting a couple of bullets. The top local finisher was Annapolis YC (AYC) member Bill Sweetser on Rush, who ended the regatta with a bang and first-place finish in the last race and a fourth-place finish overall. As local fleet captain, Sweetser was excited to have the first national-level J/109 event in Annapolis and especially to have signed on 15 boats. “It was a very competitive event. If you look at the final scores, you can see that just about everyone had some time to shine. Even those who didn’t do well in the end had a good time. That’s what it’s all about for me.” Rick Hanson of North East YC, skipper of Rosalita, finished in sixth place. He says, “The J/109 North American event was one of the best organized I have been to in a while. The AYC hospitality was excellent, the race committee did an excellent job, and the racing was fantastic. Each day presented a new set of challenges for the fleet and the race committee… The distance race added a nice challenge and break to the normal windward leewards so often run.” Hanson has only owned Rosalita for two years, always sails with a friends and family crew, and aims to have fun and finish in the top half. “All of which we accomplished,” he says. “My crew was made up of friends and family who had only sailed together as a complete crew in maybe one other event. So, we had some learning to do to come together as a team pretty quickly if we wanted to be competitive… Going into the last day, we were sitting in fourth, so our strategy to avoid major screw ups was working.” Hanson says, “The highlight of the trip was our second in the 17.7 mile distance race. We were only a few boat lengths behind Storm the entire race. This race highlighted the competitiveness of the 109s, as the entire fleet was maybe spread out less than a 1/4 mile after almost 18 miles… Our sixth place finish, in spite of our mistakes, was well above where our expectations were. Knowing that we could hold our boat speed against the big dogs was a confidence builder. What made it special was sailing with my son, who has been racing with me for his entire 21 years. He now coaches me and is not afraid to tell me I am too high, too low, not paying attention, or just plain doing a lousy job.” Sweetser adds, “AYC did a great job of managing the event as usual. We were all tied up together on the Annex side, where we all had a beer together at the end of the day. There were wonderful social events—I thought that mixing with the AYC big boat event on Saturday night added a lot of color.” For complete results, visit


Chadwick Tops the J/80 East Coast Championships

he J/80 East Coast Championship Regatta, hosted by Eastport YC (EYC), unfolded October 28-30 in chilly, breezy conditions—interrupted by a Saturday nor’easter strong enough to cancel racing— and ended on a cold and shifty note. Seventeen competitors finished seven races in all. Sailing out of his home club, EYC member Chris Chadwick and his crew on Church Key beat the second-place boat, John White’s team (sail #1162), by a 10-point margin. Will Crump’s team on Jeff’s Boat finished behind White by only two points, posted three bullets, and placed third. Chadwick says, “If anyone has seen Church Key, you’ll know what I mean when I say she doesn’t look all that special. She’s hull number 59. She’s a little beat up, with outdated blocks and parts, many of which we have scavenged from discards of other boats (we actually took smaller parts off of bigger broken things, like masts, to stay sailing at the Worlds). As a military family with three children (all of whom sail), resources are tight. As a result, the old girl doesn’t get much love, but we do the best we can. Kerry Klingler, a longtime friend and the Quantum Sails J/ Boat guru, helps us out as best he can, often selling “lightly” used sails to keep us on the water. This year we were fortunate to hook up with Sail 22 for rigging sponsorship.” “After a whirlwind summer experiencing moderate success traveling around the Northeast, the old girl made it home in time for the event,” says Chadwick. “We finalized the crew for the event only two weeks prior at the Annapolis Sailboat Show. Tom Murray, my constant on the boat, was set to trim jib. Ed and Becky Furry, owners of Sail22, were going to be in town. Ed trimmed spinnaker and called the upwind shots, and Becky called wind, boats, and generally attempted to keep me at least moderately in check during an incredibly shifty regatta.” Chadwick adds, “As we all know, the driver is just the idiot in the back of the boat trying not to screw it up! All credit for the win goes to Tom Murray, who is always there for me on Church Key, and the Furrys, whose support for our family program on and off the water has been truly a blessing. And without the joy of sailing against such a tight group of friends that is the J/80 class, what would be the point?” Find complete results at Follow us!

##EYC member Chris Chadwick proved victorious at the J/80 East Coast Championships off Annapolis October 28-30. Photo by Dan Phelps

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Coaching Boosts Competition at the J/24 East Coast Championships


##Flip Wehrheim’s Team Poop captured first place by a 10-point margin at the HCM J/24 East Coast Championships off Annapolis October 28-30. Photos by Dan Phelps

##Will Welles and his team on Cougar posted two bullets and finished third overall at the J/24 East Coast Championships.

##Annapolis sailor Tony Parker’s Bangor Packet team placed in the top 10 in the 51-boat J/24 East Coast Championships.

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ifty-one competitors from as far as Maine and Florida gathered October 28-30 off Annapolis for the Hillman Capital Management J/24 East Coast Championship Regatta. The event began under sunny skies with a cool and moderate northerly breeze with puffs up to 14 knots and shifts up to 20 degrees. Saturday’s racing was canceled due to foul weather. Sunday’s light to moderate northerly breezes brought more shifts and colder temperatures. With the goal in mind of reinvigorating the event and boosting participation, organizers added sponsors and coaching options. Chuck Allen of event sponsor North Sails says that in an effort to do something more creative than give raffle items, they came up with the idea of a North Sails Super Clinic, held the day before the regatta. “Boats could sign up online for the day or just show up that day. Classes were held over at Eastport YC (EYC) in the morning covering anything from boat set up, tuning, speed tips, crew placement, trim, and so on. This went until noon. The room was packed. Everyone broke for lunch and met for the on-the-water portion of the day around 1:30 p.m. Our North Sails team broke up into teams and went boat to boat helping teams set up for the light to moderate conditions that afternoon.”

He continues, “The water portion was awesome with 20 boats showing up on the line. We had a bunch of practice starts to get the teams primed. Some tacking on the whistle helped with warm up as well. We went right into as many windward/ leewards as we could fit in. I ran the race committee, and we had two coach boats following the fleet giving instant feedback to the teams, items like moving weight around, trimming of the genoa, and more were all discussed. We ended the Super Clinic with a debrief at the Severn SA tent area so that sailors could ask anything they wanted. Cold beer and pizzas showed up during this session—it was popular to say the least. A big thanks to Mark Hillman again for helping North Sails pull off a wonderful J/24 Super Clinic.” Individual coaching and weather briefs during the event itself were facilitated by Mike Coe of North Sails, Bary Gately from Quantum Sails, and Olympic medalist Scott Steele from Hyde Sails. For nearly 30 sailors who signed up, coaches covered such topics as adjusting to changing weather conditions, start line strategies, choosing which side of the course to sail, and not losing sight of the big picture despite the number of competitors.

HCM J/24 East Coast Championship 2011 Final Results (51 boats) 1

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Tony Parker

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McChesney Clinches J/105 East Coast Championships


t was a challenging weekend for 17 boatloads of J/105 sailors who competed in the East Coast and Chesapeake Bay Championships out of host club Annapolis YC October 29-30. Shifty northwest/northeast winds, with varying velocity from four to 12 knots, combined with current moving across the course made for an exciting three-race event, with Saturday racing having been canceled due to an abominable forecast that came true. Annapolis sailor Peter McChesney and his Mystery Machine crew took top honors at the event two points ahead of secondplace finisher James Rathbun from the Royal Canadian YC on Hey Jude. Annapolis sailor Jim Konigsberg and his crew on Inigo placed third.

McChesney attributes his win to consistently good crew work and being patient while waiting for the next shift. “Connecting the puffs was important,” he says. “I would say the race committee did an excellent job. They didn’t get rattled with the big shifts and found the mean direction to set the course, which worked out well.  I think they only made one minor adjustment to the right, which was correct, also.” Known for its camaraderie and consistently tight racing, “No question the J/105 class is the place to be for larger one-design keelboat racing,” says McChesney. “The class provides consistent strong numbers, great competition, comfortable boats to sail at a reasonable cost.”

J/105 East Coast and Chesapeake Bay Championship Final Results 1

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James Rathbun

Royal Canadian YC

Hey Jude


Jim Konigsberg

Annapolis YC



Marty Hublitz / Eddie Hornick

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Andrew Kennedy

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Bat IV


Bruce Stone

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Chris & Carolyn Groobey

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Gerrit Schulze

Corinthian YC

Max Power


Mary Cox

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Robert Reeves

Annapolis YC

A Train

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##Jim Konigsberg and his Annapolis-based crew on Inigo placed third.

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##The trip from Canada was worth it to James Rathbun and his team on Hey Jude, as they took second place in the event. Photos by Dan Phelps

##McChesney and team on the Mystery Machine emerged on top at the J/105 East Coast and Chesapeake Bay Championships October 30 off Annapolis.

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J/22 East Coast Championships Final Results October 30 hosted at Eastport YC



Jeff Todd

Hot Toddy


Brad Julian

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Leading Edge


James McKenna


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You Just Know It


Gode Gunnar

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##Annapolis sailor Jeff Todd on Hot Toddy won two of three races at the J/22 East Coast Championship off Annapolis October 30. Here is Todd at the 2010 event in which he placed third. Photo by Dan Phelps

Aunt Jean Nails the J/35 Mid-Atlantic Championships

he 2011 J/35 Mid-Atlantic Championship competitors could say a lot of things about this regatta, hosted by West River SC (WRSC); it being a boring event was not one of them. In what was forecasted to be a windy Friday to launch the three-day event November 4-6, winds started at 15 knots and built to the upper 20s with gusts exceeding 30 knots. Despite a real-live manoverboard drill, which ended well, and a crew member hit by a boom, who is okay, the first day of the regatta was exciting for its six competing boats. The next two days offered their own unique weather challenges. On Friday, competitors beat up to the Bay Bridge in a northerly breeze, sailed south to the mid-channel marker, north near Thomas Point and then south to the finish off the West River. Saturday’s racing was postponed, as the winds were still “howling” according to Steve Carton of Uncle Joe (who did not finish on Friday due to the need to warm up his bowman, who had taken a swim; he considers the safe recovery a win for his team). Teams eventually got off three races on a 1.2-mile windward-leeward course in moderate breezes. Carton says, “Back at the dock, WRSC hosted an Italian dinner and a DJ for a great after-race party, which left us in the mood for more racing.” Sunday was a two-race, light-air day with shifts and breezes veering toward the east and south before dying, quite a contrast from day one. Jim Sagerholm and Jerry Christofel’s Aunt Jean ran away with the event posting five bullets in six races and finishing five points ahead of second-place finishing team Karin Masci and Mark McGonigle’s Windependent. Bruce Artman’s T-Bone crew placed third.

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In his race blog, Carton says, “I felt the weekend was a success. We hadn’t raced in a year (this event last year, in fact). And several of the crew were novices. My goal was to be better at the end of the weekend than we were at the start, and we certainly did that. Ended up fifth overall—tied fourth with Maggie, but they had a bullet on Saturday, so stayed ahead in the standings. WRSC’s race committee did a fantastic job, especially on Friday, staying out in that gale, and on Sunday, moving the course continuously to stay with the progressive shift. Kudos to them. Great weekend.” For final results, visit

##The winning Aunt Jean crew at the J/35 Mid-Atlantic Championships hosted at WRSC November 4-6. Photo by Doug Smith

Southern Story by Michael Turner Photos by Jean Brzozowski

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‘Round the Lights Race

s is usual, it was what a great race should be—challenging and exciting! On October 22, Mother Nature gave us moderate winds of eight to 12 from the northeast, a bit better than the predicted five to 10 that the racers expected. It was a wonderful day for the spinnaker boats, as they experienced an uninterrupted nine-nautical-mile (nm) run for the downwind portion of the race from Thimble Shoals Light to Middle Ground Light. For those who are unfamiliar with this race, it is a Chesapeake Bay YRA (CBYRA) sanctioned distance race, sponsored by the Old Point Comfort YC (OPCYC) at Fort Monroe in Hampton, VA. Starting and finishing off the docks of the Old Point Comfort Marina, the race takes place in the Southern Chesapeake Bay, rounding two lighthouses (Middle Ground and Thimble Shoals) over a course of 18.5 nm. Spinnaker, nonspinnaker, and cruising classes all participate in this chase start race, where PHRF ratings are used to determine the starting times. This race pits skipper and crew against the elements of wind and current. As the skipper can elect to round either lighthouse first, particular attention must be paid to the time, direction, and velocity of the current, as well as the wind direction and velocity, throughout the entire race. If a skipper chooses one direction, there can be a negative consequence of losing ground to boats that went in the other direction, depending on how each boat performs under the ever-changing race conditions.

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The accompanying photos were taken by Jean Brzozowski from OPCYC. Jean was able to get many action photos from a chase boat most graciously provided and operated by the newly managed Old Point Comfort Marina. The first to cross the finish line and become the overall winner was David Eberwine’s Sea Star, which was awarded the perpetual trophy made from an original plank of the Middle Ground Lighthouse. At the after-race party held in OPCYC’s clubhouse, captains and crews devoured pizza and liquid refreshments while awards were handed out. Respectively, the first-, second-, and third-place winners are: David Eberwine’s J/36 Sea Star, Phil Briggs’s J/36 Feather, and Christian Schaumloffel’s Hobie 33 Mirage (PHRF A); Andy Armstrong’s Soverel 30 Virginia H. II, Bob Archer’s Pearson Flyer Bad Habit, and Greg Cutter’s Elliot 770 Gremlin (PHRF B); Justin Morris’s Hunter 26.56 The Hunter, Vernon “Bumps” Eberwine’s Olson 25 Spray, and Alan Bomar’s J/24 Roundabout (PHRF C); David Nichol’s Cal 33-2 Pelican, Ronald “Lewie” Lewis’s Olson 30 Incentive +, and Leo Wardrup’s Irwin 38-1 Black Widow (PHRF NS-1); Jeff Rogers’s Columbia 28 Halaha, Tony Thornton’s Cal 31 T L Sea, and Steve Lunsford’s Catalina 320 Joy (PHRF NS-2); Larry Baun’s Tartan 37C Base Runner, Gary Prizzia’s Beneteau 423 Outpost, and Jim Beaudry’s Hunter 35.5 Black Dog (Cruising Fleet 1); and Michael Turner’s Island Packet 44 Cats’ Paws, John Peterson’s Watkins 27 Dream Date, and David Washbourne’s Catalina 310 Valcour (Cruising Fleet 2). All results and the entire photo album can be viewed at

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##Quantum Key West Race Week unfolds January 15-20, 2012.

##Quantum Key West Race Week party central.


hat first blast of winter air feels a little colder every year, which is why so many Chesapeake Bay sailors are already counting down for their annual pilgrimage to the Southernmost Point for Quantum Key West Race Week, this time for the 25th anniversary edition January 15-20, 2012. One-Design, PHRF, and IRC boats are dreaming of those turquoise waters and confirming their reservations. Among the Chesapeake Bay entries already registered at print time are Annapolis sailor Ennio Staffini and his crew on the JV/52 Anema & Core, Charles Engh on the GP 42 B&C Stray Dog, Tapio Saavalainen on the Grand Soleil 37 Kalevala II, Bruce Gardner on L’Outrage, Jim and Julia Graham on the Soverel 33 Renegade, and Annapolis sailor Bill Sweetser on the J/109 Rush. When it comes to one-design sailors from the Bay, as usual, Solomons sailors John and Linda Edwards on the Farr 30

Rhumb Punch wouldn’t miss this event. Brad Kauffmann and his Annapolisbased Farr 30 Mummbles crew are in, as is Baltimore sailor Nate Tower on the Farr 30 Gotcha. Signed up and fired up from the J/80 class are Annapolis sailors Kristen and Brian Robinson and the Angry Chameleon crew, Chris Chadwick and his Church Key team, Ramzi Bannura on Stacked Deck, Bert Carp on USA 11, and Alexander Kraus of Alexandria, VA, on CoolJ. The party venue will be in Old Town Key West as tradition dictates and as at last year’s event, party central will be three and a half blocks from the previous shore side location, right next to Duval Street at Kelly’s Caribbean Bar and Grunts on the expansive, tree-lined section of Caroline Street. The block between Duval and Whitehead Streets will be closed off as an important part of Race Village. For more information, visit

##Wind, water, warmth, and a good day for shorts in Key West. Does it get better than this?

More Southern Racing: Winter Into Spring 2012

e will expand our coverage of southern regattas in the winter and early spring of 2012. If you are a Chesapeake Bay sailor traveling to a tropical regatta this season, please let us know. Your photos and story ideas are welcome via

 Rolex Miami OCR (Miami, FL) Jan. 23-28,  Pineapple Cup (Ft. Lauderdale, FL to Montego Bay, Jamaica) Feb. 9,  RORC Caribbean 600 (Antigua, BVI) Feb. 20,  St. Maarten Heineken Regatta (St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles) Mar. 1-4,  International Rolex Regatta (St. Thomas, USVI) Mar. 23-25,  BVI Spring Regatta and Festival (Tortola, BVI) Mar. 26-Apr. 1,  Charleston Race Week (Charleston, SC) Apr. 19-22,

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Department of Corrections ■■ In Aimée Poisson’s “Eastern Shore Racing Beat” on page 70 of the November issue, the winner of the 57th NASS Race to Oxford was incorrectly printed. David Shiff on Odyssey was the winner of the 2011 Aloha Cup as well as firstplace finisher in PHRF C. The Odyssey crew took first in class and first overall the next day in the Hammond Memorial Race back to Annapolis.

A Challenging Baltimore Harbor Cup

■■ We failed to print the name of the photographer for the photo accompanying the article on the Constellation Cup on page 68 of the November issue. His name is Olivier Rousset.

##The Harbor Cup start at Baltimore Light. Photo by Adam Podbielski

by Raymond Peroutka Jr.


he Baltimore Harbor Cup was challenging for the 53 boats that started this 20-mile classic. Unlike some prior years in which racers faced near gale conditions, this year’s edition presented light and variable (but generally favorable) winds. The race north from Baltimore Light to the Craighill Channel Lower Range Light was a single close-hauled tack for most of the fleet with winds varying between five and nine knots. But as the fleet approached the Craighill Light, the winds became extremely light and unpredictable. The beat up the Patapsco gave everyone a taste of the shifting conditions they would experience inside the Key Bridge. Inside the bridge, those who favored the southern shore did considerably better. Although local wisdom normally predicts better winds along the Dunkalk and Seagert Terminal walls, those boats that went north were punished with lighter winds and generally lost time to those who stayed south. Inside Fort McHenry, commercial wharf buildings produced swirling eddies to challenge everyone’s race skills. Andrew Eyring and Hero Squad took the gun for line honors, as the first boat to finish in the A fleet as well as first overall. Second and third in the A fleet were Bandit and Problem Child, respectively—only nine seconds apart. Flying Circus, Triangle, and Lola3 finished first and tied for second in the multi-hull fleet. Incredibly, Triangle and Lola3 both finished in three hours, 57 minutes, and 15.8 seconds on corrected time. In the B fleet, top honors went to Flying Circus (the Pearson Flyer), Incommunicado, and Torch.

The C Fleet was led by Red Streaker, Actaea, and Swell. The nonspin fleet was led by Bumble Bee, Kolohe Anakiawia, and Dogwood Bark. Luckily for the race committee, the majority of the fleet was able to finish before a 540-foot bulk carrier departed the Domino Sugar plant and motored across the finish line, with only a few feet to spare between the boat and the pin buoy. Coordination with a very gracious harbor pilot allowed this to make for an exciting, but uneventful finish, and a great example of the challenges to racing in Baltimore. Following the race, many boats tied up at the Broadway Pier in Fells Point and their crew found their way to Shuckers for food, drinks and awards. It is a loosely guarded secret that Baltimore’s Harbor Master never seems to get down to Fells Point to collect dockage fees from those later-day pirates who haunt the bars and spend the night tied up to the city docks. Three cheers for rum and tax evasion! Find complete results at

2011 Island Creek Penguin Frostbite Regatta by Paul Hull


fter so many years of relentlessly big breezes and almost winter conditions this year’s eighth Island Creek Penguin Frostbite Regatta seemed very unlike what has become a traditional ICPFR (Icy Puffer). There were, of course, oysters, chili, and lots of good food provided by not only the contenders as entrance fees but by the dozens of ICPFR spectators. Warm and puffy southerly breezes dictated shorts as the sailing outfit of choice and the crash boats saw no action on this fine spring like day. Nineteen Penguins competed in what has become the

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season’s most popular Penguin regatta. Long time Penguin sailors David Cox and Bill Lane were jointly responsible for four of the top ten boats. Jeff Cox with Jane Delashmutt and Matt Lane and Luke Dufore have, over the past few years, gradually taken over their dad’s boats; although both had to beat Bill in this event since Jeff borrowed a third Alice in Wonderland boat. Jeff’s sister, Sewall crewed for Patrick Penwell in David’s Fox’n Sox. Scott Williamson and Aubrey Barringer sailed another very old Penguin, Thunder Chicken; the big and

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2011 Island Creek Penguin Frostbite Regatta (continued) little Read Beigels appeared in Zoom Zoom, and finally, after all these years, long absent Susan Taylor put in an appearance with Jennifer Sturmer in the recently rehabilitated Jumbo Express. The top three spots were dominated by reliably excellent sailors with many years of experience in the class. Jonathan and Annie Bartlett exhibited fine boat speed but, more importantly, mistake free sailing to win the regatta for the fourth year in a row. 2008 International Champions Mike and Rachel Hecky demonstrated that they haven’t forgotten how to make a Penguin go, and Charlie Krafft and Donna McKenzie demonstrated the skills which made them International Champions for the past three years. Special awards included Sandy McAllister who won the Puck Up trophy for an undisclosed and misunderstood infraction, possibly of the rules but more likely of decorum reasonably expected in this very high class group. Will Wagner sailed with the youngest crew, while Peter Bailey and Jamie Brohawn earned the somewhat dubious distinction of combined oldest. Thanks, as always, to Kim Corkran who made the whole thing come together and hosted the fleet on her beautiful Island Creek estate. Thanks as well to Tot O’Mara who served as PRO and all the Corkran friends and neighbors who helped cook, launch, and retrieve boats, run crash boats, and contribute to the general gemutlichkeit which is always the most important part of this regatta. Photos and results are at ##Island Creek Penguin Frostbite Regatta, also known as the ICPFR or the Icy Puffer. Photo by Charlie Krafft

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Big Stories by Kim Couranz

A Holiday Wish List for Small Boat Sailors


mall boat stuff is generally smaller and less expensive than bigger boat stuff. For example, a new class-legal Laser Radial mainsail runs between $500 and $600. A new Kevlar main for a big boat? Well, I’ll guess it probably means adding a zero to the end of those prices. So, as you’re pondering what to get your friends and family this holiday season, get the small-boat sailors in your life something sailing-related they want, need, and will use. I recently chatted about holiday wishes with some of my dinghy-sailing friends, and they have some fun ideas on their lists. Many are looking for some warm gear for wintertime frostbite sailing. Try a Patagonia Windproof Duckbill Hat—it’s the best of both worlds: warm and a ballcap. Henry Lloyd has also recently hopped on the recyclable train, offering a hat, neck gaiter, and scarf made from their recycled “blueeco” line. Keep your loved ones’ little piggies warm: SmartWool socks, which are available in a ton of different colors and thicknesses, are a sure bet. If your drysuit doesn’t have booties, you might want to invest in Rocky Gore-Tex socks to cover up your warm sock layer. And fingers? Need to keep them warm and nimble so as not to drop the mainsheet on a February day. I’m interested in trying out Musto’s new OutDry gloves—waterproof, including the seams! A few other items are relatively inexpensive and have a great return. Track down a great photo of your sailing buddy from a recent regatta and have it framed. The SpinSheet photo gallery ( ss-photos) is a great place to start, or visit regatta websites. They often have a photo section as well. Sunglasses are a great investment, but for a little (okay, a lot) less cash layout, you can make sure pricey polarized glasses stay attached, even on the most chaotic of spinnaker douses. Check out Henri Lloyd’s cap retainer, which features stainless steel parts. At just $4, it’s a deal! Follow us!

Taylor Scheuermann, who competes for the University of Miami sailing team and is an up-and-coming Snipe standout, says she could use some new items for her toolkit. “I would really love a new pair of needlenose pliers to replace my old, rusty ones. And a rivet gun to replace those pesky rivets. And some McLube or WD-40. More than anything, I want a leader wire (does that even classify as a tool?) for those lines and bungees that keep getting lost inside my spars! Please, Santa, I’ve mostly been good this year, right? Not too many protests, screaming matches over right of way, barging maneuvers at the start, boatdamaging collisions... right?”

If you’re looking for a few tools to start with, Taylor notes that the most important elements of her tool kit are electrical tape, a multitool (e.g., Leatherman or Gerber), needle-nose pliers, and a tape measure. Now, just because many small-boat items are smaller and less expensive, doesn’t mean you can’t make a good at-

tempt at breaking the bank. While it’s not as expensive as a full-on computer system, a TackTick Micro digital compass ($500) or a more traditional compass ($100 and up) can still run you a chunk of bucks. The traditional compasses come in a variety of setups. (I prefer degrees; others like the color-coded versions). It’s best to know what your sailor prefers before signing on the credit card receipt. Personal preference is also important in choosing clothes, from spray gear to hiking pads, and in selecting sizes. Sailing one-design boats does make choosing sizes a little easier for some larger investments: sails, boat covers, and dollies. (And, heck, boats!) Drysuits are a needed and often required item for small-boat frostbite sailing. Lisa Pline’s daughter Lexi, who has discovered high school sailing—and its “into late fall, starting in early spring” seasons—has a drysuit on her wish list. But with kids outgrowing clothes at a speedy pace, how do you handle keeping them outfitted in gear that’s up to the dual tests of weather and fashion? “Some have the means and opportunity to buy new ones, some get hand-medowns. There’s some buying/selling going on between older kids who have outgrown drysuits and younger ones who need them,” Lisa notes. Lots of kids are comfortable with used or “vintage” gear. As long as it still works, pass it along to someone else who needs it! Friends told me I wasn’t dreaming big enough, just hoping for a Laser mainsheet. In the “dream big” category, Linda Epstein, an avid frostbite Interclub sailor from Boston, wins for creativity: “A self-bailing Interclub with solar-powered radiant floor panels. My feet are usually coldest on those sunny, windless days.” So get shopping! If you’ve procrastinated, don’t fret: you can place an order with Annapolis Performance Sailing up until 1 p.m. on December 23; choose next day air shipping, and gifts will arrive on Saturday, December 24. SpinSheet December 2011 69

by Molly Winans

Jahn Tihansky


even years ago, if you had told Jahn Tihansky, owner of J/ World Annapolis, that he would be the head coach of the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) varsity offshore sailing team, he would have told you that you were nuts. With a sailing school to run, he wasn’t exactly looking for work—certainly not the kind which would consume 60 or 70 hours per week in sailing season. But, opportunity knocked. After much debate, as well as some prodding from Annapolis sailor Gary Jobson, (who’s a “rainmaker,” says Tihansky), who assured him that it was the opportunity of a lifetime, the business owner had to quickly find a way to make his school run without him and immerse himself into his new, challenging post. Six years later, Coach T, as the midshipmen call him, is still surprised at his good fortune and how well the pieces have come together. A native of Tampa, FL, Tihansky’s family joined the Davis Island YC “because it had a pool.” Curiosity and courage enough to hitch a ride on a Cal 27 at the age of 12 led him deep into the sport. “The crew figured out that I’d do anything on the boat from open beers to set the spinnaker, so they taught me to sail,” he says, which opened the door to yacht deliveries and many years of interesting racing experiences such as the 1978 Key West to Cuba Race. After having run his own Sobstad loft as a young man and a stint at Sobstad’s corporate headquarters in Connecticut, Tihansky moved to Annapolis, where he worked for Sobstad for four years before his opportunity to run J/World Annapolis and in 1993, to buy the sailing school. It was his brainchild, the J/World big boat winter training program—during which students would train for and successfully compete in big regattas, such as the Fort Lauderdale to Key West Race and Key West Race Week— that fit the type of coaching experience USNA was seeking. What makes the USNA offshore sailing team unique is that beyond winning sailboat races, participation on the team counts as professional leadership development. “Other sports just can’t compare to a kid leading a team of seven to prepare a big boat to go to Bermuda or even down the Bay,” says Tihansky, who says that coaches are on the boats as mentors, but the team runs the boat. “It’s a huge responsibility to learn to take care of an asset and take care of teammates. In the tough situations, that’s when your character comes out—you’re puking and cold. It’s 2 a.m., and you’re called on watch. The crew must perform. They have to drive, trim sails, navigate, and compete. We do sail to sail well.” In early November, Coach T’s USNA varsity offshore sailing team clinched top honors in the Kennedy Cup, which serves as the Intercollegiate Sailing Association’s offshore national



championship. The team, led by senior skipper Dillon Rossiter, won five of nine races and beat the nine other teams that qualified for the event; among them were SUNY-Maritime, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Merchant Marine Academy, and St. Mary’s College.

Has anything surprised you about working at USNA? The rate at which these kids climb the ladder is very high. We will take five or six boats to Bermuda next summer and 40 percent of those kids will only have sailed for nine months. They are on a fast track… I also hadn’t considered how this job and the kids’ level of fitness would keep me young. I am fitter now than I used to be by just keeping up. It’s a perk.

What’s your favorite place on the Bay? I sail my A-Cat out of the West River SC in Galesville. That’s a neat little part of the world down there.

What are your non-sailing passions? I fly. I have a pilot’s license and don’t get out there nearly enough, so sometimes I take lessons. I also have a work bench and like fixing stuff.

What’s on your iPod? I like old rock and roll: Eric Clapton, the Neville Brothers, even something like Lynard Skynyrd. Some Jimmy Buffett.

Have you read any good books lately? I just read John Adams by David McCullough. Adams was instrumental in getting the U.S. Navy started. I also read some fiction, The Afghan by Frederick Forsyth.

What sailing gear do you depend on? A Ronstan skiff suit, a Henry Lloyd spray top, Musto offshore top and bibs, Dubarry boots, Gill undergarments—rash guard-type stuff—and Gill wet socks. Someone recently turned me on to Atlas $5 garden gloves. Awesome grip.

What’s your advice to a young racing sailor? Don’t get frustrated by not winning. You have to have patience. Keep your ears open. There are a lot of great people in this sport willing to share information. Find those people. Don’t give up.

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Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association Recaps of Sailing Season in Four Regions

Region 1 - Glenn Harvey

he Tune-Up Series was hosted by Glenmar SA (GSA) May 21. A moderate, southerly greeted the 12 boats racing in PHRF B, C, and N fleets. Two windward/ leeward races were completed in this spring classic. North East River YC’s Invitational regatta June 11 started with a promising northeasterly breeze that soon became a disappointing calm. Thirty-five racers struggled to finish a shortened course that afternoon. But later, a roast pig and a free keg were enjoyed by the partiers back at the club. GSA’s Northern Bay Regatta was held June 25-26. There is a very nice report about this event in the August edition of SpinSheet written by some commodore! Make plans to be at the 25th anniversary edition of Northern Bay Regatta next year. The Bay Jam race cannot catch a break! Originally scheduled for September 10, it was postponed due to the flooding and debris from Tropical Storm Lee. The new date was set for September 24—but somebody forgot to tell the wind gods that the date was changed. Twenty-five boats drifted on the glassy calm until the race was abandoned after a three-hour wait. At least there was a motoring race back to Turner’s Creek for the party! On October 1, the Havre de Grace YC hosted 40 racers for its Fall Invitational Regatta. One week after the autumn equinox, a chilly breeze made this race a success. The race committee provided some lengthy courses, and the racers ate it up. Then at the party, the racers ate up some great steaks and salmon provided by the sponsors. Winners at this event are awarded hand-carved duck decoys. These unique trophies are coveted by Northern Bay racers.

lowing the Chester River north to Chestertown, MD. We have clubs that are urban in nature such as Universal, and we have very rural clubs such as the Corsica River YC, which is situated on a farm subject to a conservation easement. Sailing is one of those sports that brings together people of diverse environments and backgrounds who enjoy being on the water, especially on the Chesapeake Bay. There is just something about harnessing the wind to get you where you want to go whether fast or slow that is pure enjoyment. Whether getting away for a few days or just a couple of hours, it is possible in our area because we have the Bay right here in our back yard. CBYRA supports its member clubs and their members in the sport of sailboat racing. Racing is for all ages whether one is five or 95 years old, and there is a boat size to fit all. You can sail in boats that range in size from seven to more than 100 feet. Our Region 2 hosts events for junior sailors that may have over 200 boats participating as well as overnight races for the bigger boats. There are also evening races during the week, such as Magothy River SA’s ever popular Wednesday evening races, with 50 plus boats, where everyone gets together for a potluck dinner after the racing ends. Our racing season begins in March and continues into November, so there are ample opportunities to get on the water. Boat ownership is not necessary if you want to sail, as many boats are in need of crew. Please come out and join us in Region 2.


Region 3 - John Stefancik

he 2011 racing season was kicked off on April 16 with 38 boats competing in the annual Naval Academy Sailing Squadron (NASS) Spring Race. Then the National Off-Shore One-Design Regatta followed at the end of April with more than 200 boats Region 2 - Wick Dudley BYRA’s Region 2 is a very diverse area racing in 16 fleets. The inaugural Coast Guard Foundation of the Chesapeake Bay. It runs from the William Preston Memorial Bay Bridge Cup distance race was run May 14. On that north to Baltimore. From the west, it spans same weekend, the Eastport YC held its Spring One-Design Classic. from the Magothy River to the east, fol-


Memorial Day Weekend hosted the Down the Bay Race and annual Annapolis to Miles River Race. The breeze was out of the southwest, which led to the 120 boat fleet flying their kites down the Eastern Bay toward Miles River. June began with the Ted Osius Memorial Regatta and then the Annapolis Leukemia Cup Regatta. Unfortunately, the wind did not cooperate, and few were able to finish the Leukemia Cup. The Shearwater Twilight Race ended the month with 52 boats in nine classes. Always a great feeder race, the 31st Annual Solomons Island Race was conducted July 15. In all, 120 boats competed across 12 fleets in this distance race. The Governor’s Cup race to St. Mary’s College was started on Friday evening August 5 by an astounding 155 boats, including 15 multihulls. Annapolis Race week was held in great conditions over Labor Day weekend and followed by 130 boats sailing in the NASS Fall Race to Oxford on September 17. The Annapolis YC Fall Series was held in October with a total of more than 75 boats registered. On Saturday, October 16, the breeze kicked in with gusts up to and over 35 knots. A number of boats withdrew due to equipment failures, but for those who raced, it was a heck of a day.


Region 4 - Randy Pugh

he South has risen again, that is, as far as sailboat racing in the Lower Bay is concerned. The region has seen a record number of participants in both big boats and one design racing this year. Southern Bay Race Week had a record 98 entries. Virginia State Junior Championships at Fishing Bay drew 76 juniors and was followed by the Junior Olympics at Hampton YC, which had 63 participants. One-design races at Fishing Bay and Ware River saw large numbers of entries. Broad Bay’s Cape Charles Race had 85 competitors. As the season wanes, we look forward to an even better 2012 on the Lower Bay.

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After celebrating 30 years of ownership, Nancy Cann—founder and owner of Crusader Yacht Sales—has sold the business to Mike Titgemeyer. “I know Mike will keep our strong company culture and guide the company to new heights. I look forward to remaining involved with the company for a long time to ensure a smooth transition and continue

##Changing of the guard… Mike Titgemeyer and Nancy Cann. Photo courtesy of Crusader Yacht Sales

doing what I love—without the strains of ownership,” says Nancy. Mike—a lifelong sailor, Certified Professional Yacht Broker, and Annapolis resident—has held various positions within the sailing industry over the last 25 years, saying, “The Crusader team welcomed me in 2010, and I am excited to build on Crusader’s sterling reputation and industry successes. Nancy has shattered glass ceilings throughout the industry, and I can only hope to live up to her high standards.” Nancy will remain in a general manager/ founder role for the foreseeable future. Crusader is a leading broker and dealer for Tartan, C&C, Malo, Legacy, and Bruckmann Yachts. This November, Zimmerman Marine (ZMI) opened a full-service boatyard at Herrington Harbour North in Tracys Landing, MD. Zimmerman Marine in Deltaville and Mathews, VA, has been providing boat repairs on the lower Chesapeake for the past 30 years. Company president Steve Zimmerman says, “Herrington Harbour is an outstanding facility focused on customer satisfaction and stewardship of the environment, and ZMI shares those priorities.”;

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Weems & Plath in Annapolis recently promoted Chelsea Mahoney. She now is responsible for all corporate and special market sales on a national level. Since 1928, the company has manufactured, sold, and serviced fine navigation tools and nautical instruments. EPIC Yachting is the new name for the Mid-Atlantic Marine Group, the Bluewater Group, and service subsidiaries. And, Captain Richard Piller is the new sales director for EPIC Yachting’s brokerage sail platform. EPIC Yachting offers a “one-source” approach to serving yachting needs at marinas, service centers, and sales locations all over the East Coast, including Cape Charles, Gloucester, and Virginia Beach, VA. Among other features, the company’s new website,, lets customers monitor progress on their vessels and access other types of individualized information. Alex Schlegel—owner and general manager of Hartge Yacht Yard in Galesville, MD— says, “Our yard is constructing new Marine Travelift runway piers and has dredged to accommodate deeper draft vessels. The Travelift installation is by Cyr’s Marine, well respected for their quality of heavyduty pier construction. The project was completed in early November, and we are operating two Travelifts and a Brownell hydraulic rail lift, all in full swing for winter haulouts. My 25 personnel and I are looking forward to more facility improvements over the winter and waiting on permits for a future rebuild of the marina slips, office building, and restrooms.” The yard relocated 2.5 years ago to Woodfield Road, where they have transformed the former Woodfield Fish & Oyster House into a bustling marine complex, which offers all categories of yacht repair and maintenance. Volunteer Jim Leech says, “Ruark Boatworks in Cambridge, MD, has a new small boat shop. It’s a reclaimed late 19th-century Eastern Shore barn.” Ruark Boatworks is a division of the non-profit James B. Richardson Foundation.

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Mechanic Ronnie Thomas of Composite Yacht in Trappe, MD, recently completed Yamaha University’s Outboard Services Program. He spent three weeks in Georgia to receive the certification. Kent Island Crab Cakes recently opened in Stevensville, MD. Operated by three generations of the Kauffman family, the company ships appetizers, samplers, desserts, soups, steaks, and other specialties to customers around the country via After acquiring Andersen in the fall of 2010, Ronstan International began formal U.S. distribution of its stainless steel winches this October. “Andersen winches are the perfect complement to Ronstan deck hardware,” says Ronstan’s managing director Alistair Murray. Today’s range of Andersen Winches includes self-tailing sheet winches and capstan models in manual, electric, and hydraulic versions.; Leopard Catamarans and The Moorings Yacht Brokerage are pleased to announce the addition of broker Rod Taylor to its Annapolis, MD, office. Rod brings over 30 years of Chesapeake Bay boating knowledge, along with a diverse professional background, and will be a valuable resource in helping you find your next yacht. Stop in the office at 222 Severn Ave, Annapolis, MD, or call Rod at (800) 6721327.

##Making something new out of something old... The new small boat shop at Ruark Boatworks in Cambridge, MD.


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The deadline for the Brokerage and Classified sections is the 10th of the month prior to publication (December 10 for the January issue). Contact Lucy Iliff for advertising, (410) 216-9309 or 27’ US Yachts ‘83 Keel fiberglass cruising sloop, good cond., Volvo dsl, wheel steering, RF, Sea Scouts $2,400 obo Steve 28’ Alerion Express 28 ‘07 Lizbeth #359 is a one of a kind, tastefully customized, Bristol example of the breed. She is berthed in the San Francisco Bay. Please visit my web site for more information and photos, (415) 608-6919. 28’ Ranger ’76 Race & cruise. She does both perfectly. Fast, clean, & comfortable classic. 2 spinnakers, kevlar main, new jib. New electronics. Chartplotter & autopilot. Need slip, bring offers. Asking $7.5k. ehzqw, (202) 657-1099.

28' Sabre 1977 Classic Sabre 28' in great condition; rf, self-tail winches, wheel, new upholstery, diesel inboard, new head, alcohol stove, new bottom paint, well maintained. $11,000 (703) 988-9154. 28’ Classic Sabre ’73 w/ Atomic-4 Good cond. Tiller steering, furling jib. Northern Bay. Best offer. Lee (570) 650-5360. 30’ Cape Dory Cutter ’82 $19,500 Fully battened main, new sail covers, new cushions (2007), cruisair, ST 4000 Raymarine, Autohelm depthsounder, Autohelm speed and Dist. logs, Apelco VHF, Handheld Garmin GPS, Autohelm w/new wheel drive (replaced 2008). MORE (240) 753-5278.

27’ Cape Dory ’78 18-hp Yanmar dsl. Full keel, 4’ draft, blue water cruiser has sailed Chesapeake to Bahamas to Maine. Good condition, needs only cosmetic TLC. $12K. or 301-365-0714. J/80 ‘94 Eight sails, outboard, trailer, GPS, Tick Tacks, safety equipment & more. Winter storage & launching included. $18,000 (410) 942-0035.

27' O'Day 272 '88 Excellent Shape New Merc 9.9 OB. Water tight, big cockpit and large cabins below. Ready to sail or keep in my ice free slip till spring. Rock Hall, MD $12,900 410-708-7788

30’ Tartan 30 ‘72 Ready to sail w/4 sails. Water tight & very well maintained. Great sailing boat w/many extras including Awlgrip® and holding tank. $10,000 negotiable. Located Middle River, MD. Paul 925234-0232 or Joanie 781-799-4039. Beneteau 311 (32’) ’99 Boat Show Special Every option available. New main & cover ’08, Dutchman system ’08, head refitted ’09, AC, autohelm, custom made winter cover, Avon dinghy, $52,500 Must sell due to health problems. (410) 757-2050, reneeart@

32’ Catalina 320 ’94 Perfect Bay boat, not raced, new main, lifelines, water pump, radio w/RAM, new battery charger, autopilot, GPS. USCG documented. Herrington South, $51,750. index.php/detail/20100623171707773, Call 410-286-3966.

33' Gemini 105M '96. Very Popular Multi hull layout, she cruises in less than 2ft of water can fit in any sized slip. Great condition and tons of room. Lying in Cape May NJ. Ask $84,900. Contact BOEMARINE, 866-735-5926,,

34’ C & C ‘79 Main roller furling jib-spin clean and ready to sail. Pressure hot water, 3 burner stove with oven. Boat is complete and great condition. $32.5K, (410) 924-3614 35’ Young Sun Cutter ’83 Perry designed double ender, Yanmar dsl, radar, Aries vane, water maker, dodger, classic blue water cruiser. Hampton, VA $65,000 (407) 488-6958.

37' Heritage West Indies ‘77 Swing keel (7' to 3.5') draft. Blue Water boat. 1977 Oldie but goodie. Built to sail, ready to cruise. Solar, Auto pilot and much more. $38,000 OBO 848-702-4160

38’ Catalina 387 ’04 with roller furl main and jib, inverter, Kato davit, 2 AC units, elect windlass, Raymarine electronics, DVD, flat screen, CD. Great condition. Asking $159,900. 703-282-2720.

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38’ Morgan ‘81 B&G instruments, 2 chart plotters, 2 autopilots, SSB, AIS, sonar, loran, GPS, radar, EPIRB, life raft, 2 mains, 2 jibs, spinnaker, spares: alternator, starter. $39,500, contact

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

42' Hunter Passage '02 Best master cabin in its class. Fast and easy to sail. Professionally maintained. Generator, inverter, chartplotter, autopilot, radar, flat TV, stereo, AC, davits, more. $185,000. 410-504-9150, d e w 1 2 @ c o m c a s t . n e t ,

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35’ Tartan 3500 ‘97 Priced to sell at $99,900! Many recent upgrades including new standing and running rigging, new electric windlass, flat screen TV & more. Call Denise Hanna at (410) 267-8181.

GRAND SOLEIL 46.3 2000 Recently upgraded in 2008-09 (including blue Awlgrip) and just launched July '11 with fresh bottom and all systems ready to go. Asking $249K Contact: Harold @ Annapolis Yacht Company 410-268-7171 or

GRAND SOLEIL 40 '07 Very lightly used high performance cruiser with a great equipment list. Price has been reduced for a quick sale, replacement cost is $450K and asking price is only $329,000. Call Harold @ Annapolis Yacht Company 410-268-7171.

Grand Soleil 40 '03 Head south in speed, comfort & style on board this Italian beauty. Lightly used & extremely well priced at $199,000. Please call for complete details and viewing instructions. Harold @ Annapolis Yacht Company 410-2687171 AMEL MANGO 53' 1988 Incredibly strong and simple to handle offshore cruiser. This one has been around the globe and is ready to go out again! Asking $249,000. Contact Harold @ Annapolis Yacht Company 410-2687171.

more than you expect 30’ Bristol Sloop ’81 The yacht recently had her interior teak refinished and her price reduced to $27,500. See full specs at www.adventure-yachts. com or call 410-626-2851. 30’ Hunter ’03 This Hunter 306 is lift kept . Her in-mast furling main and roller furling genoa make her easy to single hand. A nice, clean, late model yacht asking $54,900. See full specs at www. or call 410-6262851. 36’ Packet Craft Express Built by Island Packet, and has been lift kept. Shows extremely well. Asking $229,500. See full specs at www.Adventure-Yachts. com or call 410 626-2851. 38’ C&C Landfall ’82 This classic performance cruiser is well worth a look. A newer main (2005) and other upgrades have kept her young. Asking $49,900. See pics and specs at www. or call 410-6262851.

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CATALINA 470 '01 Loaded veteran of the Bahamas and Caribbean. One owner well cared for vessel with every imaginable option for long distance voyaging. Asking $269K Contact Harold @Annapolis Yacht Company 410-268-7171 or


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





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

• Deltaville, VA 23043 804-776-7575 • • Annapolis, MD 21403 410-267-8181 • 33’ J/100 ’05 Just Reduced to $89,000 Excellent shape, sails continuously upgraded, great race record and a fun boat to sail. Contact Bob Oberg at (410) 267-8181 or Bob@ 35’ O’Day ‘88 Fresh water boat until ’08 . Equipped for cruising. Shoal draft. New Simrad instruments. New bottom paint. New rigging ’07. $39,900 in Deltaville, VA Call Jonathan (804)776-7575 or

38’ Sabre 38 MKII ’89 Gorgeous C/B model! Equipped with elec windlass, A/C, Refrigeration, and more. Owners are moving up in size. Priced to sell quickly. Call Denise at (410) 267-8181 or 39’ Beneteau 393 Three Available Very clean 2 & 3 cabin models from $129,000. Some are loaded with great gear, others are equipped for pleasurable coastal cruising. Contact Tim at 410-267-8181 tim@ 41’ Beneteau 411 ’00 Nicely equipped with lots of extras and nice toys! Sailed & maintained by knowledgeable owner on the Bay. Amazing cond.! $174,900 Please contact Tim at 410-267-8181 41’ Beneteau ’99 NEW LISTING! 411 model, Genset, Air/Heat, In mast furling, shoal draft, folding prop, rubrail, New Raymarine C120W with 4kw HD radar. In Deltaville, VA. Contact Jonathan (804)776-7575 or jonathan@ 46’ Beneteau ‘08 Very well maintained & equipped: Yanmar; N/Lights Genset; Raymarine instruments; full enclosure; shoal draft; In mast furling; Whisker pole on track. $304,500 in Deltaville, VA. Call Jonathan (804) 776-7575 or jonathan@ 46’ Beneteau 46 ’07 Cruise equipped, great gear, TV, electronics, canvas and more. Lack of use forces sale. In Annapolis. Asking only $279,900, bring all offers! Contact Dan 410-267-8181 or 49’ Beneteau 49 ‘07 Boat of the Year 2007. Many custom features - 330 hrs on Yanmar dsl – Professionally maintained – comfort and performance by BerretRacoupeau, Built by Beneteau USA. Reduced $350,000 Call Paul Rosen 410-267-8181 paul@ 50’ Beneteau / Moorings 505 ’02 One owner. 400 hrs on rebuilt Perkins Sabre 85-hp. Professionally maintained, New Canvas, great sails & electronics. 3 cabin Just Reduced $180,000 Call Paul Rosen 410-267-8181 paul@ 52’ Beneteau 523 ’06 ‘The best of the best.’ Equipped for Bay sailing and Caribbean cruising. Dark blue hull, great electronics, new sails, more. Annapolis. Asking only $464,900 Contact Dan 410570-8533 or Dan@

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Alerion 20 '09 .............................................$36,000 32 Westsail 32 '78 ...........................................$54,000 37 Compac 20 '04............................................$29,900 33 J-Boats J/100 33 '05....................................$89,000 37 Rosborough RF- 246 '91...........................$39,900 33 Cherubini Raider 33 '81............................$37,500 37 Harbor 25 '10..............................................$95,000 34 Aloha 34 '84 ................................................$49,500 37 Nonsuch 26 '86...........................................$43,000 34 Bavaria 34 '00..............................................$73,999 37 Albin 28TE '99.............................................$67,925 34 Bavaria 34 '01..............................................$78,900 37 Alerion 28 '06 .............................................$88,000 34 Beneteau 343 '06 '08 2 from ................ $124,900 38 Beneteau 281 '99........................................$32,500 34 C&C 34 '80..................................................$39,900 38 Bristol Channel Cutter 28 '81 '87 2 from $89,900 34 Hatteras 34 '65 ........................................ $199,000 38 Aloha 28 '83 ................................................$14,900 34 Sabre 34 MKII '81.......................................$42,000 38 Cape Dory 28 '82.......................................$28,500 34 Tartan 34 '86...............................................$59,500 38 Bayfield 29 '87.............................................$29,000 34 Westerly Seahawk '85...............................$65,000 38 Bristol 29.9 ' 77...........................................$29,900 35 Allmand 35 '82 ............................................$34,900 38 Baba 30 '83...................................................$49,900 35 Beneteau 350 '89........................................$46,900 39 C&C 30 '88 3 from ....................................$34,900 35 Beneteau 352 '99........................................$79,900 39 Siedelmann 30T '85....................................$19,500 35 Bristol 35.5 '79............................................$59,000 39 Nonsuch 30 '83...........................................$39,900 35 Freedom 35 '94...........................................$79,900 40 Sabre 30 Mk III '87 .....................................$39,900 35 O'Day 35 '88 ...............................................$39,900 40 S2 9.1 30 '85................................................$26,000 35 Schock Sloop 35 '01...................................$64,500 40 Beneteau 31 '09....................................... $109,500 35 Tartan 3500 '97 ..........................................$99,900 40 Catalina 310 '00..........................................$63,500 36 Albin Trawler 36 '81..................................$54,900 40 Contest 31 '72 ............................................$21,200 36 Beneteau 36s7 98.......................................$89,000 40 Tashiba 31 '86 .............................................$75,000 36 Beneteau 36.7 '02 '04 2 from ..................$99,000 40 Beneteau 321 '97........................................$57,000 36 Catalina 36 '95 ............................................$75,900 40 Beneteau Oceanis 321 '97........................$57,899 36 Hunter 36 '05........................................... $116,500 40 Cruisers3275 '03 ........................................$59,900 36 Sabre 362 '94 '96 2 from ....................... $115,000 40 Freedom 32 '83...........................................$32,000 37 Beneteau '08............................................. $159,000 INFOIsland Gypsy ANNAPOLISYACHTSALES COM WWW4040 Halvorsen 32 '03............. $159,900 37 Beneteau 373 '07..................................... $149,900




Beneteau Evasion 37 '82...........................$49,500 Hunter 376 '97............................................$85,000 Lord Nelson Victory Tug '86 ............... $155,000 Moody 376 '88............................................$98,500 Nordic Tug 37 '99................................... $259,900 SeaRay express 37 '99............................ $155,000 Beneteau 381 '98 '99 2 from ...................$94,900 Bristol 38.8 '86............................................$99,500 Catalina 38 '85 ............................................$45,000 Sabre 38 Mk II '89 ................................... $119,900 Sabre 38 '85.................................................$82,000 Wauquiez Hood 38 '86.......................... $117,900 Wauquiez Hood 38 MKII '84...................$89,900 Beneteau 390 '92........................................$67,900 Beneteau 393 '02 '03 '06 5 from.......... $129,900 Pearson 39 '89 ............................................$88,000 Beneteau 40 '08....................................... $199,500 Beneteau Oceanis 400 '93..................... $105,000 Beneteau 40.7 '01.................................... $169,900 Catalina 400 MKII '98............................. $149,500 Catalina 400 '95....................................... $119,500 Cheoy Lee Trawler 40 '73.......................$49,900 Delphia 40 '06 .......................................... $199,900 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 40.3 '05............ $159,900 Palmer Johnson NY 40 '78.......................$57,000 Hinckley Bermuda 40 '66 ...................... $124,900 Hunter 40.5 '95...........................................$94,900 ACHT SabreNNAPOLIS 402 '97............................................ $229,000




41 Beneteau 411 '98 '00 2 from ................ $135,900 41 Lord Nelson 41' 1987 ........................... $174,000 42 Beneteau 423 '03 '04 3 from ................ $185,000 42 Catalina 42 '93 2 from............................ $110,000 43 Pan Oceanic 43 '81 ................................. $109,500 43 Beneteau 43 '08 2 from ......................... $209,900 43 Irwin CC 43 '89....................................... $115,000 44 Beneteau 44.7 '05.................................... $229,900 44 Dean Catamaran 440 '02....................... $298,000 44 Concordia 44.5 '93 ....................................$69,000 44 Navy 44 '88..................................................$65,000 44 Morgan 44 CC '90 .....................................$89,000 45 Beneteau First 456 '85 ..............................$99,000 45 Howdy Bailey 45 '73............................... $164,900 46 Beneteau 461 '99..................................... $169,000 46 Beneteau 46 '07 '08 2 from................... $279,900 46 Leopard Catamaran 46 '09.................... $699,000 46 Tartan 4600 ' 93 ...................................... $279,000 47 Beneteau 47.7 '04.................................... $298,500 47 Compass 47 '81 ..........................................$98,000 49 Beneteau 49 '07 2 from ......................... $350,000 50 Beneteau Mooring 505 '02.................... $180,000 52 Beneteau 523 '06..................................... $464,900 50 Beneteau 50 '07....................................... $585,000 58 Nexus 600 Catamaran '10 .................$1,360,000 64 Beneteau 64 '03....................................... $850,000 ALES 76 FranzCOM Maas 76 '74.................................... $499,000


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30’ Cape Dory MK II ’90 This is a full keel cruising boat that is in near perfect cond.. Her varnish shines & she is very clean. Not to be mistaken with the original version, the mk II is beamier and has much more room. $55,000 www. 757-4801073 32’ Hunter Vision ’91 The Vision is the model with the big mainsail, unstayed mast & small furling jib. This makes her easy to get around on and easy to sail. There is lots of interior volume & a private aft cabin. She is clean & nice. Ready to sail $29,900 www.bayharborbrokerage. com, 757-480-1073 35’ O’Day ‘88 Swim platform, newer sails, dodger bimini & connector. All gear on board conveys, TV, converter box, dishes, flatware, fenders. This boat is in very nice cond. and ready to go cruising $37,500 www.bayharborbrokerage. com, (757) 480-1073. 38’ Endeavour ‘84 Aft cockpit model with 4’11” draft. She has lots of volume down below & is a good sailing boat $49,000 She is ready for your updates to a nice cruising platform. www., (757) 4801073 50’ Dufour ‘99 This boat is a great live aboard with her forward cabin that has been converted by combining original 2 forward cabins! This provides for a queen sized centerline berth & lots of head room. This converted charter boat is big & she sails & entertains well. $149,000 www.bayharborbrokerage. com 757-480-1073

32’ C&C 99 Two available 2003 / 2004 - Blue & Black ones. One with carbon rig. Call for the details on them all. All equipped for racing & Cruising. We have the one you want! Starting at $99,000. Crusader Yacht Sales 410269-0939

43’ Hunter Legend ’91 Clean! Many upgrades, Ready for immediate cruising! Newer sails, cutter rig, AC/ Heat, 3 cabins - convertible office w/twin bunks, $109,900 Call Tony Tumas Cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), Office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details. Email:,

37' Dickerson '94 Beautifully classic yacht. Repowered in 2007, chart plotter, B&G instruments, refrigeration, barrier coat, leather interior, much more. Must see to appreciate! $140,000. Crusader Yacht Sales 410269-0939

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41’ Hunter DS 2005 You’ll love the airy feeling of the deck salon. Roomy, luxurious interior; clean deck layout. $185,000 Crusader Yacht Sales 410269-0939

42’ Endeavour ’85 Center Cockpit Better than average condition. Perkins diesel . 2011 Electronics, upgrades. Electric windlass, full cockpit enclosure. $115,000 CYS (410) 269-0939.

44’ Tartan 4400 ’08 & '07 Two Available and they both have it all....Genset, Air, Thruster, Leisure furl boom, Radar / Plotters & More. Ready for offshore or inshore cruising. Replacement value over 700k a very smart value if you are considering new. From $550,000 Crusader Yacht Sales 410-269-0939

53’ Mason Center Cockpit Ketch Ta Shing ’84 NON SKID decks. (NO TEAK!) White Awlgrip hull. Yanmar 140-hp (2002). Kohler 8KW generator (2000). Electric winches. Just Reduced to $265,000 (410) 269-0939.

27’ Catalina Wing Keel, Wing Keel, Universal dsl, wheel steering, newer sails (2004), new electronics (2006), perfect starter boat $18,000 Call Tony Tumas Cell 443-553-5046 (day or eve), Office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details. Email: Tony@greatblueyachts. com, 35’ Hunter 35.5 ’92 Dodger, bimini, dinghy davits, dinghy w/ Outboard, AC / Heat, refrigeration, Doyle Stack Pack, GPS / Plotter – Slip and Storage thru March ’12 $52,500 Call Tony Tumas Cell 443-553-5046 (day or eve), Office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details. Email:, www. 35’ Hunter 356 ’03 In Mast Furling, Air/ Heat, C80 plotter/radar, AP, full canvas, refrigeration, freezer, exceptionally clean! $99,500 Call Tony Tumas cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details. Email: tony@greatblueyachts. com,

J/32 ’01 Shoal draft 4’10” and fantastic cond. New dodger, bimini & wheel cover, new chart plotter, 3 blade max prop, and very light use. The shoal draft is perfect for the Chesapeake. Original owners are retiring from sailing. She is well priced and needs nothing. $111,900, call Paul Mikulski 410-961-5254 paul@

Hunter 41 Deck Salon ’06 Loaded! Beautiful blue hull, air, gen, bow thruster, full canvas, in-mast furling, Raymarine E120 and E80 $182,900. Call Tony Tumas Cell 443-553-5046 (day or eve), Office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details. Email: Tony@greatblueyachts. com,

34’ 1994 Beneteau First Class 10 If you want to win, than this is a boat to look at!!!! The Purple boat has always been the boat to beat. Now you have a chance to continue this winning tradition. The Purple Boat is now offered at $36,000! Time to win some silver…410-280-2038 Please Call Ken Comerford at 410-991-1511.

41’ Morgan Out Island 416 ’82 Ketch rig center cockpit – Loaded! Dual zone AC / Heat, generator, full cockpit enclosure, AP, frig, freezer, many recent upgrades $69,500 Call Tony Tumas Cell 443-5535046 (day or eve), Office: (800) 2761774 for complete details. Email:Tony@, www.

34’ J 34s The J 34c Has an open layout that is great while on the hook or during an overnight passage. Come talk to the original J Daddy Paul Mikulski. He has two very nice listings he would like to show you, so please call for an appointment. Call direct 410-961-5254

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350 Island Packet ‘97 Thoroughly and thoughtfully equipped for serious cruising. Please call for detailed specs, more photos and resent survey. The Moorings Brokerage Annapolis 410-280-0520

34’ J 105s Yes we have them so come talk to the J Boat Experts and see the why this is the best One Design boat on the Chesapeake Bay. We have many available and would love to show them to you. Please call the office and talk to any of our staff at at 410-280-2038

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“Cedar” 5 Cabins /5 Heads

“Cedar” “Cedar” Asking $169,000 5 Cabins /5 Heads 5 Cabins /5 Heads Asking $169,000 Asking $169,000

2006 LEOPARD 46

LEOPARD 2006 2006 LEOPARD 46 46

“Cascadura” 4 Cabins /4 Heads Asking $379,000

“Cascadura” “Cascadura” 4 Cabins /4 Heads 4 Cabins /4 Heads 2005 OCEANIS $379,000 42CC AskingAsking $379,000


“Friends’ Ship” 3 Cabins /2 Heads Asking $120,000

“Friends’ “Friends’ Ship” Ship” 3 Cabins /2 Heads 393 2006 OCEANIS 3 Cabins /2 Heads $120,000 AskingAsking $120,000

OCEANIS 2006 2006 OCEANIS 393 393

“Searider” 3 Cabins /2 Heads Asking $120,000

“Searider” “Searider” 3 Cabins /2 Heads 3 Cabins /2 Heads $120,000 AskingAsking $120,000

2007 CYCLADES 50

CYCLADES 2007 2007 CYCLADES 50 50

“Vivo Libre” 5 Cabins /5 Heads

“Vivo “VivoAsking Libre”Libre” $220,000 5 Cabins /5 Heads 5 Cabins /5 Heads Asking $220,000 Asking $220,000

2006 LEOPARD 43

LEOPARD 2006 2006 LEOPARD 43 43

“Sas Sea Lady” 3 Cabins / 3 Heads Asking $370,000

“Sas Sea Lady” “Sas Sea Lady” 3 Cabins / 3 Heads 3 Cabins / 3 Heads Asking $370,000 423 2005 OCEANIS Asking $370,000

OCEANIS 2005 2005 OCEANIS 423 423

“Life of Reiley Too” 3 Cabins /3 Heads Asking $135,000

“Life of Reiley “Life of Reiley Too” Too” 3 Cabins /3 Heads 43 2007 3 Cabins /3CYCLADES Heads $135,000 AskingAsking $135,000

CYCLADES 2007 2007 CYCLADES 43 43

“Wild Irish Rose” 3 Cabins / 2 Heads Asking $109,000

Irish Rose” “Wild “Wild Irish Rose” 3 Cabins / 2 Heads 3 Cabins / 2 Heads $109,000 AskingAsking $109,000

2005 LEOPARD 47

LEOPARD 2005 2005 LEOPARD 47 47

“Seaduction” 4 Cabins /4 Heads

“Seaduction” “Seaduction” Asking $299,000 4 Cabins /4 Heads 4 Cabins /4 Heads $299,000 AskingAsking $299,000



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

2006 OCEANIS 473

OCEANIS 2006 2006 OCEANIS 473 473

“Bangkirai” 3 Cabins /3 Heads “Bangkirai” “Bangkirai” Asking $155,000

3 Cabins /3 Heads 3 Cabins /3 Heads $155,000 AskingAsking $155,000

2007 CYCLADES 43

CYCLADES 2007 2007 CYCLADES 43 43

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

“The White “The White Rose” Rose” 3-4 Cabins /2 Heads 3-4 Cabins /2 Heads 2006 LAGOON 410 $120,000 AskingAsking $120,000

“Gemini” “Gemini” 3 Cabins /3 Heads 3 Cabins /3 Heads Asking $130,000 2007 LEOPARD 40 Asking $130,000

LAGOON 2006 2006 LAGOON 410 410

LEOPARD 2007 2007 LEOPARD 40 40

“Amigo IV” 4 Cabins /4 Heads Asking $245,000

“Leopard” 4 Cabins / 2 Heads Asking $260,000

“Amigo “Amigo IV” IV” 4 Cabins /4 Heads 2004 LAGOON 380 4 Cabins /4 Heads $245,000 AskingAsking $245,000

2005 OCEANIS 4 Cabins / 2373 Heads 4 Cabins / 2 Heads

LAGOON 2004 2004 LAGOON 380 380

OCEANIS 2005 2005 OCEANIS 373 373

“Holly Molly” 4 Cabins /2 Heads Asking $185,000

“Holly“Holly Molly”Molly” 4 Cabins /2 Heads 4 Cabins /2 Heads $185,000 AskingAsking $185,000

“Leopard” “Leopard”

$260,000 AskingAsking $260,000

“Lilia 2” 3 Cabins / 1 Head Asking $80,000

2” “Lilia “Lilia 2” 3 Cabins / 1 Head 3 Cabins / 1 Head $80,000 AskingAsking $80,000






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NEW & PRE-OWNED BOATS IN MANY SIZES '05 Hunter 41AC - $190,000

‘01 Hunter 460 - $199,000

the w! REDUCED ‘89 Pearson 33 - $49,000

‘03 Hunter 426 - $189,000

REDUCED '08 Hunter 36 - $169,000

'04 Hunter 420 - $175,000

REDUCED '96 Jeanneau 52.2 - $255,000

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Hunter ‘02 ............... $ 12,900 Hunter ‘02 ............... $ 27,000 S2 8.6 ’85 ............... $ 16,900 Hunter ‘90 ............... $ 24,900 Hunter ‘97 ............... $ 34,999 Hunter '78 ............... $ 16,000 Hunter ’81 ............... $ 15,000 Hunter ‘86 ............... $ 30,000 Allmand ‘80............. $ 22,000 Pearson ‘87 ............. $ 39,500 Hunter '09 ............... $101,000 Hunter ’81 ............... $ 18,000 Pearson '89 ............. $ 49,000 Hallberg Rassy ‘76... $ 49,900 Hunter ’87 ............... $ 34,500 Hunter ’08 ............... $169,000 Hunter '10 ............... $150,000 Irwin Ketch '76 ........ $ 49,900

376 Hunter ’96 ............... $ 84,000 376 Hunter ‘97 ............... $ 72,000 376 Hunter ‘97 ............... $ 84,000 38 C&C Landfall '80..... $ 55,000 38 Hunter ’06 ............... $147,000 38 Hunter '09 ............... $170,000 380 Hunter ’00 ............... $110,000 380 Hunter ‘02 ............... $119,000 380 Hunter ’02 Sloop..... $120,000 41AC Hunter '05 ............... $190,000 41AC Hunter ’07 ............... $189,000 420 Hunter ’04 ............... $175,000 426 Hunter ‘03 ............... $189,000 456 Hunter ’03 ............... $215,000 460 Hunter ‘01 ............... $199,000 460 Hunter ‘02 ............... $169,900 52.2 Jeanneau '96 ........... $255,000 530CC Pearson ’81 ......... $249,000

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34’ Tartan 1986 New listing! 2nd generation S&S model; masthead/double spreaker rig; Scheel keel 4’6” draft; 27 hp Yanmar; RF genoa; self tailers; sleeps 6. Priced to sell at $49,500. Contact Rick Casali 410-279-5309 or 35’ 1986 C&C 35 MKIII This is a very nice clean boat that will make a nice cruiser or great club racer. To Learn more please call David Malkin 410280-2038. This boat is price to sell as his NEW Dufour is on the way. Offered at $41,500 Trade Boat. Will take reasonable offers. (410) 280-2038. 37’ B&C ’05 Grand Soleil Win races in style. Extra tall rig & deep keel make this Grand Soleil an outstanding performer in PHRF and IRC. ORC cat 1 certified. She has a beautiful Italian crafted teak interior w/full cruising amenities. You won’t find a nicer dual purpose yacht. $259,000 Contact David at 410-280-2038 or Cape Fear 38 ’02 Major price reduction owner says sell....A winning race record & a comfortable cruising interior. Shoal draft with A-kites make this an easy boat to have fun with. Now offered at $119,000. You need to see this boat! Contact David at (410) 280-2038 or 40’ J120s North Point has two J 120s. If you want a very competitive boat that likes to be in the ocean and race on the bay than you need to look at the J 120s. The Class is looking into forming a J 120 class here on the bay to race One Design! Call us to learn more 410-280-2038 40’ Archambault A40RC ’08 Just Reduced!!!! If you are looking for a Newer IRC race ready boat than look no further. Jubilee is a fast boat that would be very happy in the ocean or great for local sailing. Please Call Ken Comerford at 410-991-1511 for further information. Offered at $275,000!!!

36’ Hunter ’08 Captain’s Lady is a oneowner 36 that has been meticulously maintained. Equipped with In-Mast Furling, Raymarine C80 GPS/Plotter, Auto-Pilot, AC/Heat, freezer & much more. $169,000 Norton Yacht Sales (804) 776-9211, 38’ Hunter ’06 Airam is a beautiful sailboat & like new. Equipped with inmast furling, ST60 upgrade, Bose system, AC/Heat, Stereo/CD, TV/DVD, & much more. $147,000. Norton Yacht Sales, (804)776-9211, www. 41’ AC Hunter ‘05 Fiji Girl is a wellmaintained, one owner sailboat with Inmast furling, AC/Heat, generator, AP, Raymarine C80/GPS & much more! Great cond.!. $190,000, Norton Yacht Sales (804) 776-9211, www. 426 Hunter ’03 Dolly G A cruiser with ample space below & walk-thru transom. Sleeps 6 & equipped with Raymarine RL80CRC/GPS,Autopilot, In-Mast Furling, 2 TVs/2 Stereos, AC/ Heat,Generator,2 heads/shower & much more. $189,000 Norton Yacht Sales (804) 776-9211, www. 456 Hunter ’03 Check Formation is a beautiful cruiser that has been professionally maintained. Equipped with in-mast furling, lewmar winches, CD, TV/Stereo, Ray Marine E120 color chart plotter, AC & much more. $235,000. Norton Yacht Sales (804) 776-9211, 460 Hunter ’01 Sweet N’ Slow is a stunningly beautiful vessel equipped with teak interior, TV/DVD, Sirius radio, AC/Heat, In-Mast furling, E-80 Raymarine, & MUCH MORE! $199,000 Norton Yacht Sales (804) 776-9211,

32’ Hunter Vision ‘91 Nice cruiser, sleeps 6, shoal draft of 4’3”, spacious interior, dsl eng., roller furling, self-tailing winches and more. Asking $32,500. OBYS 410-226-0100 41’ Bristol Center Cockpit 1989 among last built; dark blue hull; new varnish; new Yanmar diesel; new genset; new A/C-heat; in-mast furling; radar; A/P; cruising chute; windlass; custom built & one owner. Price just reduced to $145,000. Rick Casali 410-279-5309 or

38’ Seafarer Sloop ‘76 Phil Rhodes design, offshore capable, 4’6” draft, large raised salon, separate shower, roller furling main & genoa and a Perkins dsl eng. Asking $35,000 OBYS 410-2260100 38’ Wauquiez - Ted Hood Design ‘83  4’6” to 10’8” draft centerboard, Perkins Dsl eng., Roller furling, self-tailing winches, 2-3yr old main, etc. Nicely equipped and well maintained asking $74,900 OBYS 410-226-0100

40’ Bristol Sloop ‘69 Stunning classic, full keel, Westerbeke dsl eng. Many upgrades in 1997 ie. roller furling-fully battened North main-155% North genoa-North genaker and updated interior etc. ST winches and so much more. A true “Head Turner”. Asking $50,000 OBYS 410-226-0100

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View boats online S-2 8.5 ’83 Willowind 28 Sloop w/ wheel steering, RF, full batten main, Autohelm 3000, 15-hp Yanmar dsl, clean, well, maintained, ready to go. Asking:$14,900 Call Regent Point Marina @ 804-758-4457 www. 28’ Hunter 285 ’87 Brown Eyed Girl” Very clean cruiser, new sails, RF, Bimini, new thru hulls, Yanmar dsl in excellent cond., Ready to Go Sailing: Asking:$14,900 Call Regent Point Marina @ 804-758-4457 31’ Irwin Citation ’83 Tolume Yanmar 15-hp dsl, wheel steering, large quarter berth, enclosed head, U-shaped galley, dinghy w/ 1.5-hp OB, Asking: $16,900 US, Regent Point Marina (804) 7584457 31’ Tartan 310 ’88 Bora Bora Quality cruiser, AP, Adler Barbour refrigeration, RF, bimini, Lazy Jacks, sleeps 7 w/ Pilot berth, Ready to Go. Asking $49,950 Call Regent Point Marina @ 804-758-4457 35’ Hunter Legend 35.5 ’94 Art’s Place Furling main and genoa, AC/Heat, dual strms, many features, clean boat ready to GO! Asking: $52,900 Regent Point Marina 804-758-4457 37’ Beneteau Envision ’83 Ideal liveaboard. Rare center cockpit pilothouse design ketch. One of only a few made, Set up for major cruising, Duel helm stations, 3 cabin layout, 2 heads. $59,500 PRICE REDUCED. Call Regent Point marina @804-758-4457

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

Morgan 44 Center Cockpit ’88 Incredible family boat for the Bay and Beyond, Bamahas vet with ALL equipment. New electronics, powerful autopilot, new cushions, dinghy and outboard! Reduced $119K 410-571-2955

Stevens 47 Cutter ’81 Big, powerful, proven, three-stateroom live aboard voyager. S&S design and sought after layout. Carib 1500 Vet. Complete cruising and safety gear. Reduced. Great price. $129K 410-571-2955

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Our Most Incredible Values! Norseman 400 ’05 (89) Absolutely beautiful performance sailing machine, equipped for single-hand sailing. Family friendly, 3-stateroom layout, amazingly beautiful, new everything! $299K! Hallberg Rassy 39 ’01 Frers design, equipped blue water with solar and wind. Beautiful condition, ready to go sail away. Great value! $289K

Tartan 3500 ‘01 Beautiful and great sailing family cruiser for the Bay and coastal, well equipped and recently reduced. $147K! Island Packet 485 ’07.................... $429K Laurent Giles 57’ Yawl..................... CALL Moody 54 ’01 ................................ $540K Hallberg Rassy 49 ........................ $349K Stevens 47 Cutter ’83 ................... $139K Morgan 44 CC ’88.......................... $119K Antiqua 44 ’88............................... $159K Saga 43 ’96 .................................... $215K Norseman 400 ’89......................... $289K

Valiant 42’04 ................................. $319K Valiant 40 ’82 ................................ $109K Hans Christian 38.......................... $139K Ovni 39’ 94..................................... $159K Tashiba 36 ’87 ............................... $119K Tayana 37 ’78 .................................. $69K Pacific Seacraft 37 ’92..................... CALL Tayana 37 ’85 .................................. $89K Cape Dory 36 ’90............................. $89K

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36’ Catalina ‘93 Extensively equipped with: A/C, elect. windlass, elect. halyard winch, Lazy Jacks, rigid inflatable w/ motor, R10X radar 182C chartplotter, new headsail & bimini. $67,900. Call 800-960-TIDE or 800-699-SAIL. Go to


Hallberg Rassy 49 Ketch ’88 Perfect affordable world cruising platform. Safe and secure, easy for a couple to sail. Expert maintenance, new teak decks, everything in working order. Truly complete. Reduced $349K 410-571-2955

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38’ Hunter ‘06 Meticulously maintained with dual A/C, in-mast furling, elect. windlass, North Sails bimini, Flexiteek in cockpit, Raymarine tri-data, autopilot & chartplotter. $157,900. Call 800-699SAIL or 800-960-TIDE. Go to www.

30 Years in Business and a New Skipper at the Helm Nancy Cann, founder and owner of Crusader Yacht Sales, has sold the business to Mike Titgemeyer. Nancy will stay on as General Manager. Both Nancy and Mike are committed to continuing the Crusader tradition of “Setting the Gold Standard”.

Check out facebook or our website for more Featured Brokerage 53’ Mason `84 ........................................................$265,000 44’ Tartan 4400 `08 ...............................................$585,000 43’ Saga `00 ...........................................................$245,000 42’ Catalina 42-3 `89 ...............................................$95,000 42’ Endeavour Center Cockpit `85 ......................$115,000 41’ Bristol Aft Cockpit `87 ....................................$159,000 41’ Hunter 41DS `05 ..............................................$185,000 40’ TARTAN 4000 ...................................... NEW IN STOCK 40’ C&C 121 `04.....................................................$229,000 40’ J Boat J/40 `87 ................................................$129,000 38’ C&C 115 ............................................... NEW IN STOCK 38’ C&C 115 `08.....................................................$185,000 38’ C&C 38 `76.........................................................$42,000 38’ Tartan 3800 `97 ...............................................$175,000

37’ Dickerson 37 `94 .............................................$140,000 37’ Pacific Seacraft `87...........................................$79,000 37’ Tartan 3700 `06 ...............................................$245,000 37’ Tayana `83 .........................................................$89,900 35’ Beneteau Oceanis 351 `97 ...............................$75,000 35’ Contest 35S `90.................................................$69,900 35’ Island Packet Packet Cat `93 ...........................$95,000 35’ Wauquiez Pretorien `84 ....................................$88,000 34’ Beneteau 343 `07 ............................................$119,000 34’ Najad 343 `84.....................................................$89,900 33’ Hans Christian 33T `86 ...................................$112,500 32’ C&C 99 2 from `04............................................$99,000 31’ Pacific Seacraft `89...........................................$74,000 24’ Pacific Seacraft Dana 24 `86 ............................$55,000 25’ Hunter ‘85 $6,000 In good cond. and value priced. Owner is anxious to sell asap. Sailing Associates (410) 2758171.

Life Raft. 6-man Offshore life raft, in case. Make an offer. 14 ft Force Five with mast and sail. $650. 1975 Elor 6.5 meter (21 feet). Paul Elvstrom design, built in France. Very seaworthy. 11 sails, including 3 spinakers. $500. 1976 Catalina 22. Swing-keel sloop with pop-top. Main and jib. Average condition. $800. 1974 Dufour 24. Main, 2 jibs. Volvo Diesel. Clean and sound. $1,990. 1975 Bristol 24. Main, 2 jibs. Sturdy small cruiser. Depth finder, compass. 8 HP Yamaha. $1,495. 1983 Catalina 25. Main, roller-furling. 4-cycle o/b. Good condition. $3,000. 1975 Ericson 25 keel-model sloop. Main, Genny & spin. dry boat. Above average. $1,800. 1982 O’Day 25. Keel/CB Model. Main, 150 Genoa. 7.5 HP OML Sailmaster O/B. Good condition. A great shallow draft starter boat for the Bay. $2,500. 1985 Hunter 25.5. Main, Jenny, Jib. Good Condition. $3,000. 1976 Pearson 26. Fin keel sloop. 4-cycle O/B. $1,500. 1974 Pearson 26. Fin keel sloop. Yamaha 8HP 4-cycle long-shaft. $1,500. 1977 Hunter 30. Keel model. Yanmar Diesel. Wheel steering. Main, and Genoa. Sound and good condition. $6,500.

1982 Boston Whaler 17 ft. Nauset Center console model. Very nice hull: soda-blasted, compounded, waxed. New rubrail. No motor, steering mechanism or engine controls. Clean. Trailer. $3,500. Contact Don Backe, CRAB Executive Director, to learn more and visit your next boat!

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28’ Cape Dory ‘77 $11,000 A great cruising boat. Priced to sell. Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171.

30’ Islander ‘74 $19,500 New listing! Recently rebuilt engine. Clean and ready to go! Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171. 30’ Seafarer ’83 $1,5900 A good sturdy boat. An inexpensive way to go cruising. Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171.

New Annapolis Listings Needed ASAP We are selling as fast as we can get them! Complimentary deep water Annapolis dockage and wash and chamois for WELL MAINTAINED power or sailing yachts to 75'. Contact John Kaiser @ (410) 923-1400 or (443) 223-7864 cell /text anytime Email: Website:

31’ Hunter ’84 $17,900. Reduced! A great cruising boat for a very reasonable price. Sailing Associates (410) 2758171. 32’ Morgan 323 ‘84 $24,900 New listing! Well maintained traditional cruiser. A great value. Sailing Associates (410) 257-8171. 38’ Morgan 382 ’81 $44,900 Completely equipped for offshore cruising. Sailing Associates (410) 2758171.

COMING SOON - Call for more info and pricing. 1985 Pacific Seacraft Orion 27. Main, r/f. Diesel. 1972 Watkins 27. Main, hank on 150 Genoa. Yanmar engine. POWERBOATS


27’ Hunter ‘78 $7,200 Many upgrades. Includes outboard and wheel steering. Sailing Associates. (410) 275-8171.

29’ Bayfield ’82 $22,000 Air conditioned and a “Go anywhere” cruiser. Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171.


36’ Hunter ‘04 A/C, in-mast furling, elect. windlass, Raymarine RC435, 4000+ autopilot, ST60 knot, depth, wind, bimini, dodger. New bottom paint & batteries 2011. $99,900. Call 800-960TIDE or 800-699-SAIL. Go to www.

1980/2001 Morgan 461 “Liberty” has been extensively restored in 2000/2001. She is worth your personal inspection! 100’s of photos @ or call John Kaiser @ 410-923-1400 or 443-2237864 cell. Reduced to $139,900 for immediate sale!



33’ Hunter ‘04 In-mast furling, A/C, ST 60 knot, depth, Acu Gage tank monitor, only 207 eng. hrs. Clean, one owner, sleeps six. $74,900 Call 800-960TIDE or 800-699-SAIL. Go to www.

25’ C&C ‘75 Well cared for small/ entry level boat. Sails, outboard, bimini in excellent cond. Bottom and nonskid replaced in late 1990s. Located Deale, MD. $5,000. 703-801-5882 or

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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Art Libby’s Gift by Dave Gendell


arly this past summer, I stood with Art Libby on Kent Island. He was beaming and flashing his famous smile. He had watched and cheered as, one-by-one, his two granddaughters, his wife, and his daughter emerged exhausted and elated from the Bay and stepped onto the sandy edge of the Eastern Shore. All four of them posted trophy-winning times in either the one-mile or the 4.4-mile Chesapeake Bay swims. His daughter, Paige, completed her tenth 4.4-mile crossing. Art was enthusiastic, and he was proud. A few weeks later, I encountered him again along the water’s edge and, again, he was beaming with pride and flashing that contagious smile. After inquiring about my family, my sailing, and my swimming—he was always so polite and interested—he told a fresh story about him and his teenage grandson, who was emerging as a top junior sailor. Early in the season, Art had been racing with the grandson and a few of the boy’s friends on the family J/22 in an effort to get the young team tuned up and checked out on the boat. With several sessions completed, they were all back aboard and about to shove off for a race when, suddenly, Art stepped back ashore and pushed the boat away out toward the open waters of Spa Creek without him. “You’re ready! Have fun!” he shouted after the crew. As he watched the shocked juniors sail away he no doubt held that megawatt smile and was warmed by knowledge that another family member was safely, enthusiastically, and properly launched into a sport and a lifestyle he loved. The ability to pass one’s knowledge and passions along to two generations and then watch them fall in love with the same things you love is a great and rare gift. It is a gift Art treasured, especially this past summer, his last summer on the Bay. A couple months later, as that last summer turned into the final fall, the seriousness of his sudden illness became apparent to his family. They asked him if there was any unfinished business. He smiled and he said no, he had everything he wanted. Art worked hard for his wonderful life and it is clear he enjoyed it, but he never seemed to force it. For example, he was a champion sailor and a former Annapolis YC junior instructor, ingredients that might produce a nightmare parent in the hothouse junior racing world of Annapolis. But Jonathan Bartlett, who was head instructor at Severn SA when the Libby kids were sailing there, says, “Art was a great role model for junior sailing parenting. He was involved and supportive but not overbearing. He didn’t push his kids, he just provided them the opportunity to learn to love the sport he loved.” On November 8, Arthur Allen Libby III passed away at age 73, and the scope of his life and influence were reflected in decades

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of accomplishments, friends, sun, trophies, fun on and in the water, smiles, and, above all, family. Art was a successful businessman who worked hard to ensure a balanced life. Art was a Commodore of the Annapolis YC and at his packed memorial mass, the somber phalanx of black-blazered men—past, present, and future commodores of the old club— was one of the defining images. Art won hundreds of sailboat races starting back in the mid 1950s with back-to-back High Point championships in the Penguin class, continuing through the 1990s, including one season in which he won every single race he entered, and pushing into the 2000s when he continued to collect silver aboard family-owned J/22 and J/105, two classes he was instrumental in introducing to Annapolis. Art owned and raced 12 different one-design boats. His final one was a project Cal 25 he bought in distressed condition for $1. He brought her back to racing shape, but it didn’t stop there—of course if didn’t. Art sailed that boat, Glory, to backto-back overall wins at CBYRA Annapolis Race Week in 2005 and 2006. Pat Nolan, Art’s friend since the 1950s, raced with him from 1989 through 2006. He says, “He left a legacy of skill, integrity, and fairness on the race course that will be difficult to duplicate.” Art is survived by his wife of 47 years, Joan Johnson, his children, Arthur Libby IV (and his wife Sandra), Paige Libby Bauman, and Timothy Libby (and his wife Kimberly), all of Annapolis; and his grandchildren, A.J, Jack, and Oliver Libby and Alden, Amalie, and Trippe Bauman. You will see this Libby crew all along, on, and in the water for decades to come. And when you see them in action, you will understand Art’s gift. And you’ll certainly smile, just as Art did.






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