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s I sit typing and watching the their Stevens 47 Hurrah. Find her story snow swirl off the pine branch “Making Memories” on page 45. outside my office window and Andy Schell and his wife Mia Karlsthe snow blanketing the boats beyond son just got back from St. Lucia in the it, I’m thankful to be indoors on this Lesser Antilles, but that’s not surprising 17-degree, 17-knot day. But it seems as he has written about their work with that most SpinSheet contributors aren’t the World ARC in SpinSheet for years. fiddling around at their desks as much With a new land base nearby in Lanas I am. caster, PA, their promotion of the June Wrapping up an eight-year-long ARC DelMarVa Rally (see page 17), and adventure in December, our Bluewater Andy’s latest podcast/interview projects, Dreaming columnist, Lisa Borre, and her expect fresh Chesapeake-focused matehusband David delivered their Tayana 37 Gyatso ##SpinSheet photographer Dan Phelps and north up the Intracoastal Mike Shearer surfing with a group of 10 Waterway to the Southern guys in Costa Rica. Photo by Mike Drum Bay. Along the way in “the ditch,” they were reminded by many cruisers that they were headed in the wrong direction (see page 46). While juggling book publishing, blogging for the National Geographic, doing lake conservation work, and “commuting” from the Chesapeake to the Med for a few extended cruises, Lisa managed to pen 30 consecutive SpinSheet articles. She will take a break for a few months following her March rial from the team in the near future. article, but not before we say “thank you” Baltimore sailor Eric Vohr and his and acknowledge her wonderful contritravel writing partner and photographer butions. Michaela Urban are traveling in Europe SpinSheet writer extraordinaire for for a few months doing multiple projects more than a decade, Eva Hill, and her for national and international publicahusband Rick launched an exciting adtions. Eric went to an offbeat Viking venture last fall when they saw a window party on Maryland’s Eastern Shore of opportunity to take sabbaticals from before he left (see page 32) and took a their downtown Baltimore jobs and sail long Chesapeake autumn cruise during their Sabre 402 Calypso to the Bahamas. which he wrote like a fiend. Expect solid Find a tidbit about running aground gunkholing advice from him in these island-style on page 50 and follow her pages from spring through fall. blog at As she wrote about in January, Kim As Tracy Leonard has chronicled in Couranz recently returned from a stelSpinSheet from the seed of the famlar trip and performance at the Laser ily travel dream to the day last summer Masters Worlds in Oman. She will fly when they cast off their lines in Back to San Diego, CA, in mid-February for Creek headed for New England, she, a Snipe qualifier regatta for the Western her husband Greg, and their two young Hemisphere and Orient Championships. children are wintering in the islands on An ultra-marathon or two, in between 12 February 2014 SpinSheet

2014 small-boat regattas (page 73), may be in store for the Eastport sailor. SpinSheet racing photographer Dan Phelps took a 10-day surfing trip to Costa Rica last fall with a group of 10 Annapolitans (including SpinSheet co-founder Dave Gendell). He’s headed out skiing in Utah this month with Todd Hiller and a bunch of J/70 sailors. He was also recently qualified to be a photographer for Maryland Swimming. We will post his go-fast sailing photos on as soon as he heads out on the race course on the SpinSheet photo boat in the spring. Photographer Al Schreitmueller and his wife Betsy decided not to wait until their real 30th wedding anniversary next year and jetted off to Venice, Italy, last month for a few days of exploring canals, taking pictures, and eating buongustaio. Al’s up early tromping around marinas in the snow with his camera today, jet lag or not. We’re hoping to see more of his beautifully composed cover shots in 2014. SpinSheet senior editor Duffy Perkins is blogging from Quantum Key West Race Week as I write. Trying not to dwell on the “feels like six degrees” reading on our cell phones—it’s sunny and 69 degrees in Key West—we are happy she’s having such a blast down there recording the action. Somebody’s got to do it! Check out her SpinSheet Key West exclusive on page 64. If you have been traveling anywhere memorable this winter, take a picture of yourself and a loved one holding a copy of SpinSheet in this faraway place. We dig hearing about SpinSheet readers on the go.

ARC DelMarVa 2014 ‘Rally Around DelMarVa’, June 8th- 14th 2014

Annapolis to Annapolis in 450 miles! World Cruising Club USA, in association with SpinSheet, is pleased to announce that registration for the 2014 ARC DelMarVa is now open! Join us for the ‘Rally Around DelMarVa’, June 8-14, 2014. • Sail in company overnight down the Bay and on the 150-mile offshore leg under the full moon! • Comprehensive seminar for all registered participants on May 18th, 2014 in Annapolis, MD. Topics will include safety equipment, night sailing, watch rotations, fuel and food provisioning, navigating the route & more! • Special pricing on dockage for ARC DelMarVa participants at Port Annapolis Marina prior to the event start. • Discount for ARC DelMarVa participants on World Cruising Club USA’s two-day Ocean Sailing Seminar, March 22-23, 2014 in Annapolis, MD. • Entry and crew fees include: food & drink during the stopover in historic Portsmouth, VA and at the finish in Annapolis, MD; satellite tracking & weather forecasting during the rally; discounted dockage & services at our partner facilities in Annapolis and Portsmouth; ARC DelMarVa T-shirts for the crew; ARC DelMarVa boat flag; attendance to the May 18th Seminar & more!

“Completing a DelMarVa loop is a great, fun challenge, even for experienced Bay sailors. It’s the perfect way to whet your appetite for ocean sailing.” Andy Schell, Delivery Skipper & 2013 DelMarVa Participant

“The 2013 DelMarVa Rally was a great shakedown cruise for us prior to sailing in the ARC Caribbean 1500 last fall. Sojourner had undergone a major refit, and the short offshore hop gave us a chance to test all the new gear and the watch system while we still had time to tweak things.” Dennis Schell, skipper s/v Sojourner

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This letter was sent to Annapolis sailor and marine service professional Stuart Forrest after he completed some boat work last fall:


Caribbean Confusion

just came across your “Hot Spots: the Grenadines” article in the December issue of SpinSheet and wanted to introduce myself. I handle the public relations for St. Vincent and the Grenadines, one of the two island nations that make up the chain of Grenadine islands (the other being Grenada). Your piece on the Grenadines was informative, and while it’s always great to bring attention to less-known parts of the Caribbean, I wanted to let you know that many of the islands and cays mentioned in your story (the Tobago Cays, Bequia, and Mustique) are actually part of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG). The country

is bound by St. Vincent in the north and Petit St. Vincent in the south. Grenada, by comparison, is bound by Petit Martinique in the north and Grenada in the south. I’ve attached a map of the country for your convenient reference as well as our fact sheet with more information on each of the Grenadine islands in SVG. If you are interested in writing a more in-depth piece about yachting in SVG, I would be happy to provide you with some additional information as well as answer any questions you may have. Leslie Knobloch Public Relations for St. Vincent and the Grenadines


hank you again for a first-class cleaning job on Charmer, my ’87 Pearson 31 Mk II. You made the boat presentable for a first impression of which one never gets a second. I didn’t fully appreciate the depth and breadth of your marine experience until I read the piece in SpinSheet (“Bay People” November issue page 35). ‘Hope we meet again so you can amplify it… I will refer you to anyone needing a cleaning, since after the sale of my boat, I’m likely to find rides in Holiday Pt. and the Pearson Sailing Association as well as the Corinthians.

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U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary To Celebrate 75th Anniversary by Beth Crabtree


une will mark the 75th anniversary of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, an organization of volunteers that strives to make boating safe and fun for everyone. But Auxiliarists do a lot more than teach safe boating courses. Do you know that they have an Air Wing in Gaithersburg, MD? Or that trained members work alongside regular Coasties in many capacities? Would you be surprised to learn that Auxiliarists helped with security on the Potomac and on land for the President’s State of the Union address? Are you aware that Auxiliarists can examine commercial fishing boats?

people, and got lots of exercise using the ship’s ladders. Currently, I am training to be a Radio Watchstander at Station Curtis Bay.” De Liser continues, “For members, there are a myriad of niches to match your interests. One of our members served aboard a cutter helping to clean up the oil spill in the Gulf a few years ago. Another is a Branch ChiefCaribbean in the Interpreter Corps (he speaks Spanish and Portuguese) and was assigned to work with other nations establishing boating safety classes. Another member helps with container inspections in the port of Baltimore.”

and went on to become an instructor. He says, “One of our keystones is teaching. In addition to basic safety and navigation classes, I’ve taught advanced classes too, including teaching chart makers for NOAA and the military.” The Auxiliary’s roots date back to 1939, but its role was greatly expanded in 1996. Today members may assist in any Coast Guard mission, except direct law enforcement and military operations. That means there are plenty of ways to get involved, and the Auxiliary welcomes new members. In addition to getting some top-notch training and making new friends,

##You may be surprised by how many diverse opportunities are available to members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Photos courtesy of Desiree de Liser

Gaithersburg, MD, Flotilla Commander Desiree de Liser says, “I became involved with the Auxiliary when I enrolled in a safety class in 2010 at the age of 62. I had just been introduced to sailing, and I wanted to learn as much as possible as fast as possible. The best part of being an Auxiliarist has been the training that I’ve received. Now, volunteering my time to the organization is an opportunity to give back. For example, I like to cook, so I spent a week as a chef on a Cutter that was in port in Richmond, VA. I slept in a bunk, interacted with many energetic young Follow us!

Thornell Jones, who has held many Auxiliary leadership positions, including Division Commander, says the classroom experience offered by the Auxiliary is important. “Although we face pressure from online and free courses, you’ll learn much more in our classrooms interacting with the instructor and other students. That’s how I got involved,” he says. “I wanted to learn about sailing in my early 50s, so I took two courses. The classes and instructors were so good that I joined the Auxiliary. As a member, I had access to more courses than were offered to the public.” Jones advanced

members may volunteer their time and boats to patrol the Chesapeake. De Liser and Jones stress that all kinds of skills are valued, including medical training, a second language, culinary experience, administrative or computer skills, and expertise in social networking, public relations, and recruiting. Learn more about the Auxiliary by visiting There you’ll find links to locate by zip code classes and vessel examiners, as well as lots more information, including how to get involved and updates on summer celebrations to mark their milestone anniversary. SpinSheet February 2014 15


A Cookbook Begins with Fowl Play


hen cooking for her husband, Capt. Rick Blackwell, and his crew on Fowl Play Charters out of Deale, MD, Margaret Amoroso Blackwell couldn’t find a good book on the subject of cooking on boats. So she wrote one. Although she had not yet authored a book, the former school

teacher was passionate about her subject. “I love to cook. I’m always feeding people,” she says. “It took me three years to write the book.” Eager to find a good publisher, Blackwell splurged on a class at L’Academie de Cuisine in Gaithersburg, MD, about how to write a book proposal and established her market targets and learned how to get through to a publisher.

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In “Boat Food: The Cookbook for Boaters,” Blackwell gives tips and useful information about how to adapt food for cooking on boats. “You can’t get off the boat and just run to the store,” she says. “You have to be organized and think outside the box.” “Boat Food” features more than 100 appetizers, as the author has established that most people entertain on their boats and need new ideas. She also features entrees, brunch dishes, desserts, and ideas on what dishes may be made ahead of time and brought onboard. Each chapter begins with a nautical term and an explanation of it and then launches into food preparation and descriptions of how the 350 recipes taste. “The concept of the book is to enjoy good meals with the water as the backdrop,” says Blackwell, who also notes that a few recipes, such as one for roasted sweet pepper polenta tarts, can be found on her food and lifestyle blog, the Outdoor Epicurian. To order the book, visit or Barnes and Noble.

ARC DelMarVa Rally Is Open for Registration


oin SpinSheet contributors and World Cruising Club (WCC) organizers, Andy Schell and Mia Karlsson, for the Rally Round DelMarVa June 7-14. Registration is now open on WCC’s website, so be the first to sign up! The 450-nautical-mile, week-long rally around the DelMarVa Peninsula will start on Sunday, June 8, with participants sailing from Annapolis under the full moon down the Chesapeake and offshore to the Delaware Bay. Stopovers—with parties!—will take place in Portsmouth, VA, and on the Delaware Bay, before the final Prizegiving Party in Annapolis June 14. Completing a DelMarVa loop is a great, fun challenge even for experienced Bay sailors and will whet your appetite for ocean sailing. Participants will receive important rally and preparation information in four newsletters, and at least two of your crew members will attend a mandatory one-day seminar about offshore sailing, DelMarVa route preparation, and navigation. Following a farewell party, all participants receive tracking devices (so that your family may follow your progress) and have “radio net” contact with other boats, as well as discounted services at stopover points and other benefits. Registration is open to all boats that meet the safety equipment requirements and terms and conditions of the event. Find details online at or call Andy and Mia at (757) 788-8872. See you on the water!

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Get Ready for Racing with a Rules Seminar


he weeknight racing season is just around the corner, despite what it looks like outside your window. And there’s no better time to get ready for the spring, summer, and fall’s windward-leeward action than the present, and to help you with that is J/World, the personal trainers of the sailing world. This year, J/World Annapolis hopes to bring their curriculum and teaching

demonstrations to a larger venue, the Annapolis Maritime Museum, and have graciously discounted the price of the seminar (only $45) to get more folks involved Saturday, March 15. J/World Annapolis has historically hosted a Rules of Racing clinic each March, spending a day in the classroom with racers who wanted to brush up on their knowledge of the rules handbook. Considering

how many times we hear “RULE 13 YOU IDIOT” shouted on the race course, we think we can fill the Maritime Museum easily. The seminar will not just be a lecture, however. “We’re excited to have breakout sessions, hands-on learning, and small group stuff,” says Jeff Jordan, the co-director of J/World Annapolis. “Knowing the rules allows racing to make sense. Sometimes racing can be a bizarre event if you don’t know what’s going on, so we’re hoping to bring more people into the loop with the seminar.” The seminar is meant for skippers and crews alike, and is a great time to get everyone together before the boat is in the water. And while the Maritime Museum is more accommodating than the classrooms at J/ World, you must register for the event ahead of time. To do so, click See page 69 for one-day race committee seminars.

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Career Fair Targets Teens and Tweens for Maritime Opportunities


he afternoon of February 22 will bring students between grades six and 12 to Annapolis High School for the fourth annual Marine and Maritime Career Fair, an event that showcases the best opportunities for Maryland students interested in working in the marine industry. With dozens of exhibitors ready to talk kids’ ears off about the marine industry (as well as those looking for new talent to hire), this is a great opportunity to get face time with some of


icy, boat building and fixing, product design, oceanography, and yes, even sailing. The Career Fair isn’t just a great way to get your sailors out of the house on a cold February afternoon. For many it means summer employment and internships. Mitch Manders, an Arnold native, found Marty and Erik Lostrum of Scandia Marine Services through the Career Fair and reached out about a potential internship. “We have a hard time finding qualified

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the area’s most knowledgeable marine experts. This year, more than 50 exhibitors are anticipated to attend the Career Fair along with 10 times as many students. With the passing of SB90 legislation limiting the vessel excise tax to $15,000, the Marine Trades Association of Maryland is expecting the industry to only grow; and to do that, it needs more young people getting involved. So who should attend the career fair? Everyone! There’s something for every passion and interest, with exhibitors ready to talk Bay conservation, engineering, publishing (hey, that’s us!), environmental polFollow us!

people,” says Marty Lostrum, “or those who want to work in the trades. We offered Mitch an internship after his first year at the Landing School (a boatbuilding school in southeast Maine) and we were lucky to have him return three times. We’ve offered him a position to be with us full time in July.” The career fair is meant to showcase Maryland marine trades, and as such is offered primarily to Maryland students. However, this is not meant to discourage students from other areas, so be sure to register friends, cousins, neighbors, and more. For more information, visit

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Valentine’s Day on the Hook: Tips from a Pro by Puffy Derkins


good friend once pulled me aside and gave me some dating advice. She said “Puff, let me tell you. Making out on the boom always seems like a good idea until you’re actually doing it.” And as off the wall as this might sound, it’s good advice. The boat isn’t necessarily a romantic place unless you work very hard to make it romantic. So if you’re thinking about taking your sweetie out for a Valentine’s Day on the water, be sure to follow this easy list of dos and don’ts. DO work to make the environment romantic through the use of mood lighting. A red-colored flood light in a cabin corner can transform your sweetie’s hotness level from “so so” to “like whoa.” DON’T try to improvise with a strobe light and regular flood light. Seasickness coupled with a tragic, fluorescent glow = not sexy. DO bring in some scented candles to take away the smell of a portable head. Bring

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multiple candles to place around the cabin to set up some mood lighting. DON’T think that “scented candle” means “citronella candle.” Or anything else that has either bug-repelling properties. Or a flare. There’s nothing sexy about a flare. DO find a quiet anchorage in the Bay so you and your schnookie wookie can enjoy a quiet night at anchor. A starry night sky is better than any movie theatre, and at this time of year even the most popular anchorages will be relatively empty of other boaters. DON’T pick an anchorage close enough to town that car headlights might shine in your cabin windows and illuminate your activities. Be more “Private Dancer” and less “Indecent Exposure.” DO try to look nicer than you do 100% of the other times you’re on the boat. Your cuddly buddy will appreciate a cute outfit more than they’ll appreciate your ability to layer tonight.

DON’T underdress. Hypothermia is a total buzz kill. DO plan a romantic dinner to share with your cutie patootie. Keep it simple so that you can spend all your time gazing across the table and not down at your plate. DON’T go too heavy on the cheese. All I’m saying is that an estimated 85% of the adult population is in denial over their lactose intolerance,* and the head is way too close to where you’re going to be snogging. There aren’t enough vanilla scented candles in the world to make that pot of fondue worth it. DO use the spinnaker to really enhance the “We’re on a boat” aspect of your romantic evening with your polka partner. DON’T use the main or jib for the above action. It’s all fun and games until someone’s hair is caught in a bronze piston hank. Just trust me on that one. * This is a totally not true fact that I’ve just made up.

Tangier Island Maintenance Dredging


by Tom Hale

n December 16, the, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a contract to dredge the channels leading into Tangier Island, VA. The contractor will remove approximately 56,000 cubic yards of material to allow better access to the island. The east channel is maintained to a depth of eight feet at mean low water, and the turning basin and west channel are maintained at seven feet mean low water. Although dredged in 2011, the island has been subjected to increasing erosion, and the winter winds are moving sand southward; the recently dredged channel is already shoaling. The Tangier Harbor thoroughfare cut is only 50 years old. Previously the north end of the island was contiguous with the rest of Tangier and was the site of the town of Caanan—now referred to as the Uppards. By the mid-1920s, due to subsidence and erosion, the town was no longer habitable. The fields were not yielding produce due to saltwater intrusion. The inhabitants moved away to Crisfield, Onancock, or to Tangier proper. Some homes were moved to the main island. With the town abandoned, the bridge which spanned Tangier Creek was no longer needed. It was removed. As Tangier continued to grow and prosper as a seafood producer, access to the western shore markets became more important for the town’s economy. Until 1965, the watermen generally worked in the Tangier Sound side. A boat headed to the western shore would first head east to Tangier Sound and turn south at Port Isobel, and could only turn toward the western shore once they cleared the point south of Cod Harbor. After much debate, including concerns that the cut through would exacerbate erosion along the western side of the island, the federal government funded a cut through to the Chesapeake Bay saving watermen an hour or more on the trip to and from the western shore. Within a decade, the western side of the island had to be bulkheaded and rip-rapped to slow down accelerated erosion. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the contractor say the work will take place this winter. However. as of New Years Day, no one on the island had any details of the grand plan. Speaking with Mayor Ooker Eskridge, we learned that the dredge spoils will be pumped to the north Follow us!

end of the rapidly eroding island. Redepositing the spoils at the north end will close off Tom’s Gut as it did in a winter storm several years ago. Rebuilding the western shore of the Uppards and closing Tom’s Gut will protect the island from the ravages of winter storms. The funding for this maintenance dredging event at Tangier Island is provided by the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013. The project is planned to be completed before the first of May.


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Farewell to Friends O

Kurt Lowman

n December 31, Kurt Mitchell Lowman, 64, died peacefully in his sleep, with his wife, Roberta, at his side after a year-long battle with cancer. For 40 years, Lowman sailed on competitive big boats, such as Al Van Metre’s Running Tide, Don Tate’s Cayenne, Jack King’s Merrythought, and Bob Crompton’s Full Cry. For the past 10 years, he acted as navigator and delivery captain onboard Jim Muldoon’s Donnybrook and competed in every offshore race and significant regatta from the Marblehead to Halifax Race to the Heineken Cup in St. Martin in the Leeward Islands. “Kurt was intelligent and focused. He would never tell anyone but he went to MIT and taught himself how computers work,” says fellow crew member from the Annapolis-based Farr 33 Contraire, Curt Wells. “Kurt was a gifted photographer/videographer. The coffee table book

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‘Chessie Racing’ is packed with his shots.” “He was one of the first folks I ever raced with back in the 80s on the ‘old’ Contraire,” says David Ginsburg. “One of the early experiences was a rainy, windy, nasty, ugly adventure. Kurt did the pit—he was flawless. Even during knock-downs and gear blowing up, he was never ruffled. I noticed after every sail change like a Houdini trick, amidst all the wind, rain and mayhem, a lit cigarette would appear in his mouth. No one ever saw him pull it out and light it. I thought ‘damn, this guy is good.’” Although “adrenaline junkie” and “larger than life” made the list, among Lowman’s fellow crew members the words, “loyal” and “committed” topped the words to describe him. “He was the first one to the boat and the last to leave,” says Sean Simmons of Donnybrook. Wells tells a story of Lowman hitchhiking to make his dock call in Annapolis when his car broke

down halfway from Baltimore. “Anyone else would have blown off the race and spent the day having the car repaired.” Lowman was the kind of sailor you could count on rain or shine, the kind who leaves many funny, colorful (unprintable) stories in his wake, the kind who will be greatly missed. Friends may make memorial gifts to the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center (indicating that the gift is in memory of Lowman, to benefit esophageal adenocarcinoma research, to be mailed to the Kimmel Cancer Center Development Office, 750 East Pratt Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD, 21202) or to the Brendan Sail Training Program (1500 K. Street, NW, Suite 350 Washington, D.C,. 20005).

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Groundhog Day “That’s right, woodchuck-chuckers, it’s... Groundhog Day!”


Lewes Polar Bear Plunge Rehobeth Beach, DE. Benefits Special Olympics Delaware.


Super Bowl XLVIII East Rutherford, NJ. Seattle Seahawks vs Dever Broncos. Halftime features Bruno Mars and The Red Hot Chili Peppers.


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CPR/First Aid Certification USCG approved First Aid/CPR course with instruction on use of AED. Certification will be good for 2 years. Offered by CAPCA. Emergencies on Board  10 a.m. at West Marine in Rockville, MD. Sponsored by the Rockville Sail and Power Squadron.

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SMSA Bartender Basics 10 a.m. SMSA Clubhouse. SMSA TAM Certification Class  11:30 a.m. SMSA Clubhouse.

Smithfield and Isle of Wight Restaurant Week Smithfield, VA.

Superbowl Party 5 p.m. SMSA Clubhouse.

The Day the Music Died Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and the Big Bopper died in a plane crash in 1959. Adam Werblow and Team Leaders Talk College Sailing At the Severn School in Severna Park, MD. 8 p.m. Sponsored by Windjammers of the Chesapeake.


Caring for your Marine Diesel Engine Fawcett Winter Seminar Series. Given by Jeff Leitch of Bay Shore Marine Engines. 7 p.m. 919 Bay Ridge Road, Annapolis.


Gentlemen of the Harbor: Stories of the Chesapeake Bay Tugs and Crews Given by Bill Eggert, author. Winter Luncheon Series at the Captain Avery Museum. $20. 11:30 a.m. (410) 266-8846


Atlantic City Boat Show Atlantic City Convention Center. $15 per person.


CBMM - «This Old Chesapeake House» 10-11:30 a.m. Explore the history and inhabitants of the William Paca House of Annapolis. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels.


Sailboat Performance 101 – How To (Legally) Make Your Boat Faster Miles River YC in St Michaels, MD, Speaker Series will feature past commodore and naval architect Frank Debord at 6 p.m. (410) 745-9511


British Invasion! 1964. The Fab Four: John, Paul, George and Ringo were English passengers on Pam Am Flight #101 bound for America. They appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964.

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Keelboat General Meeting 7 p.m. SMSA Clubhouse. Sochi Winter Olympics Opens 

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Polar Plunge Winter Festival Virginia Beach, VA. Benefits Special Olympics Virginia.


Celestial Navigation Workshop By Andy Schell. National Sailing Hall of Fame. Annapolis, MD. $350. (484) 269-3358.


Navigation Basicis and Required Safety Equipment for the Bay With John Cosby. West Marine Hillsmere. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Free. (410) 268-0129.


ABC Course - 12 Hour Version eight-class course from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Seaford Library in Seaford,DE. $50 for U.S. Power Squadron Members, $60 for non-members. (302) 536-7226


CBMM - Free Fridays in February Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum admission will be free each Friday in February for all museum visitors.


The History and Mystery of the Schooner America Featuring SpinSheet Magazine co-founder David Gendell. 8-10 p.m. Severn School’s Price Auditorium. 201 Water Street, Severna Park. $15. Part of the Windjammer’s lecture series.

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Maryland Can Be Murder Winter Luncheon Series at the Captain Avery Museum. $20 (410) 266-8846. 11:30 a.m.


Sail Design and Construction for Cruisers Fawcett Winter Seminar Series with Chuck O’Malley of Chesapeake Sailmakers. 7 p.m. 919 Bay Ridge Road, Annapolis.

Proper Plumbing for Boats Fawcett Winter Seminar Series with Tarn Kelsey of Kelsey-Turner Marine Surveyors. 7 p.m. 919 Bay Ridge Road, Annapolis.

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Richmond Boat Show Richmond Raceway Complex, Richmond, VA. $9 for adults, kids 16 and under are free.


Best Practices For Trailering Your Boat 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at West Marine Hillsmere. Free. (410) 268-0129.


Boating on Rivers, Locks, and Lakes 10 a.m. at West Marine in Rockville, MD. Sponsored by the Rockville Sail and Power Squadron.


Environmentally Speaking: Farmers and the Bay Paul Spies will talk about local agricultural practices and the ways that farmers and water quality advocates work together to promote a healthier Bay. 7 p.m. CBEC’s Education Building, Grasonville, MD. $8 for CBEC Members/ $10 for non-members. (410) 827-6694.


Planning & Executing Long Range Coastal Cruises and Deliveries This course will look at the resources available to plan for trips South to Florida (both coasts) and North to the Great Lakes. Sponsored by CAPCA.


U.S. Sailing One-Day Race Management Seminar Eastport Yacht Club. $60. Includes seminar materials and refreshments. U.S. Sailing members only.


U.S. Sailing One-Day Race Management Seminar Hampton Yacht Club, Hampton, Virginia. $60. Includes seminar materials and refreshments. U.S. Sailing members only. (757) 850-4225.


Working Water Fowl Decoys of the Chesapeake Winter Luncheon Series at the Captain Avery Museum. $20 (410) 266-8846. 11:30 a.m.


Captain Joshua Slocum, the first solo circumnavigator was born in, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia. 1844.


Yacht Electronic Systems Fawcett Winter Seminar Series featuring Andrew Fegely. 7 p.m. 919 Bay Ridge Road, Annapolis.

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Marine Electric Systems Fawcett Winter Seminar Series featuring Bob Campbell and Patrick Tewes. DC electrical systems explained. 7 p.m. 919 Bay Ridge Road, Annapolis.

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Love Your Pet Day “If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.” ~Mark Twain


National Outdoor Show South Dorchester Pre-K to 8 School, Church Creek, MD.


Bay to Ocean Writers Conference Chesapeake College, Wye Mills, MD. Sponsored by Eastern Shore Writers’ Association.


Marine & Maritime Career Fair 1-4 p.m. at Annapolis High School. See our coverage on page 19.


Race Management Seminar 8:30 a.m. SMSA Clubhouse.


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Safety at Sea Seminar At the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, VA. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. This seminar provides both novice and experienced mariners alike $85 before February 1, $110 after. Safety Prep for the Spring Season 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at West Marine Hillsmere with Gifford Hammer. Free. (410) 268-0129.

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Tim›s Rivershore Polar Plunge Tim’s Rivershore Restaurant and Crabhouse, Dumfries, VA. Benefits Special Olympics Virginia.

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Progressive New England Boat Show Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Boston, MA.

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Build Your Own Passagemaker Dinghy or Eastport Pram Chesapeake Light Craft. Annapolis, MD.


Maryland Boating Safety Course Havre de Grace Maritime Museum 6-10 p.m. $35. (443) 504-3880. Fundraiser for the Skipjack Martha Lewis.


CBMM - This Old Chesapeake House 10-11:30 a.m. “A Home to Heroes / Houses of Worship: The Buffalo Soldier House, Asbury and Bethel Churches on The Hill.” Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels.

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Ice, Ice and more Ice! Fawcett Winter Seminar Series featuring Russ and Allison Nichols. Northern Voyages aboard Andante, Kaiser Gale Force. 7 p.m. 919 Bay Ridge Road, Annapolis.


Maryland Boating Safety Course Havre de Grace Maritime Museum 6-10 p.m. $35. (443) 504-3880. Fundraiser for the Skipjack Martha Lewis.


American Red Cross Blood Drive 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fawcett’s, Annapolis. (410) 267-8681.


National Pancake Day We’ll see you at IHOP!

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Mardi Gras Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Liveaboard and Cruising Panel from Fawcett Staff Fawcett Winter Seminar Series. Sell the house, move aboard, slip the Docklines, Go Cruising! 7 p.m. 919 Bay Ridge Road, Annapolis.


CBMM - This Old Chesapeake House 10-11:30 a.m. Meet at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum for a maritime walking tour of historic St Michaels.

Celebrating Sailing Gary Jobson will speak about the America’s Cup and show his favorite sailing videos. 8 p.m. Severn School.


Marine Communications: Regulations and Operations Annapolis Elks Lodge, Edgewater, MD. (410) 573-0201. $75 for CAPCA members, $185 for non-members.

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Annapolis Maritime Museum Winter Lecture Series Thursdays at 7 p.m. See website for more information.

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Progressive New England Boat Show Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston, MA.

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Build Your Own Passagemaker Dinghy or Eastport Pram Chesapeake Light Craft. Annapolis, MD.


Knots, Bends, and Hitches 10 a.m. at West Marine in Rockville, MD. Sponsored by the Rockville Sail and Power Squadron.



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Marine Radio Operator Permit (MROP) Annapolis Elks Lodge, Edgewater, MD. (410) 573-0201. $75 for CAPCA members, $185 for non-members.


An Evening with Gary Jobson 4 p.m. Oxford Community Center. $15. (410) 226-5904.

30 Years of the America›s Cup, and other Sailing Adventures Fawcett Winter Seminar Series featuring Angus Phillips. 7 p.m. 919 Bay Ridge Road, Annapolis.

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Emergency Management at Sea Annapolis Elks Lodge, Edgewater, MD. $65 for CAPCA members, $85 for non-members.


Introduction to Sea Kayaking Chesapeake Paddlers Association. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the West River Center. $30.


J/World Annapolis Racing Rules Seminar 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $45 plus $15 for lunch. At the Annapolis Maritime Museum.

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Spring Training - Singles on Sailboats $55 for members / $75 for non-members. Arundel Community College. (301) 881-0295.


U.S. Sailing One-Day Race Management Seminar Rock Hall Yacht Club. U.S. Sailing members only. $60.


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Gear up for Offshore Racing Fawcett Winter Seminar Series featuring Mike Jones of Performance Yacht Systems. 7 p.m. 919 Bay Ridge Road, Annapolis.


Medical Emergencies at Sea: Beyond First Aid 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Annapolis Elks Lodge, Edgewater, MD. $40 for CAPCA members, $65 for non-members.

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Speed Sailing! Fawcett Winter Seminar Series featuring Gary Jobson. 7 p.m. 919 Bay Ridge Road, Annapolis.

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-0.3 L 0.9 H 0 L 0.6 H


04:35 AM 10:57 AM 05:56 PM 11:13 PM

-0.2 L 1.1 H 0.1 L 0.8 H


05:00 AM 11:48 AM 05:51 PM 11:30 PM

-0.3 L 0.8 H 0 L 0.6 H


05:23 AM -0.2 L 11:53 AM 1.2 H 07:05 PM 0.1 L


05:55 AM -0.3 L 12:51 PM 0.8 H 06:51 PM 0.1 L

February 2014 Tides


04:56 AM 11:02 AM 05:51 PM 11:10 PM

6 7


ChesApeAke BAy Bridge-Tunnel



0.8 H -0.3 L 0.9 H -0.1 L

1 02:46 AM SAt 09:09 AM 03:22 PM 09:35 PM

-0.8 L 3.2 H -0.7 L 2.9 H


02:03 AM SAt 08:26 AM 02:30 PM 08:41 PM

-0.1 L 2.6 H -0.1 L 2.4 H

05:50 AM 0.8 H Sun 12:07 PM -0.2 L 06:22 PM 0.9 H

2 03:40 AM Sun 09:58 AM 04:11 PM 10:26 PM

-0.7 L 3 H -0.7 L 2.9 H


02:39 AM Sun 08:58 AM 03:02 PM 09:16 PM

-0.1 L 2.6 H -0.1 L 2.5 H

3 04:34 AM Mon 10:46 AM 05:00 PM 11:18 PM

-0.5 L 2.8 H -0.6 L 2.8 H


03:16 AM Mon 09:32 AM 03:36 PM 09:51 PM

-0.1 L 2.6 H -0.1 L 2.5 H

4 05:30 AM -0.3 L tue 11:36 AM 2.6 H 05:50 PM -0.4 L


03:55 AM tue 10:06 AM 04:12 PM 10:29 PM

-0.1 L 2.5 H -0.1 L 2.5 H


04:36 AM Wed 10:43 AM 04:51 PM 11:10 PM

0 L 2.4 H -0.1 L 2.6 H


0.1 L 2.3 H -0.1 L 2.6 H


06:14 AM 0.1 L 12:13 PM 2.2 H 06:27 PM 0 L

05:09 AM SAt 11:26 AM 05:49 PM 11:57 PM


12:34 AM Mon 06:30 AM 12:48 PM 06:55 PM

-0.1 L 0.8 H -0.2 L 0.9 H


01:10 AM tue 07:12 AM 01:31 PM 07:29 PM

-0.1 L 0.9 H -0.1 L 0.8 H


01:48 AM Wed 07:56 AM 02:16 PM 08:05 PM

-0.2 L 0.9 H -0.1 L 0.8 H

5 12:11 AM Wed 06:28 AM 12:27 PM 06:42 PM

2.7 H -0.1 L 2.3 H -0.2 L


02:28 AM tHu 08:45 AM 03:07 PM 08:45 PM

-0.2 L 0.9 H 0 L 0.8 H

6 01:08 AM tHu 07:30 AM 01:22 PM 07:38 PM

2.5 H 0.1 L 2.1 H -0.1 L


03:13 AM 09:40 AM 04:03 PM 09:32 PM

-0.2 L 0.9 H 0 L 0.7 H



02:09 AM 08:34 AM 02:22 PM 08:37 PM

2.4 0.2 1.9 0.1



04:04 AM SAt 10:40 AM 05:04 PM 10:27 PM

-0.2 L 1 H 0.1 L 0.7 H

8 03:14 AM SAt 09:38 AM 03:28 PM 09:36 PM

2.3 0.3 1.9 0.1



12:50 AM SAt 07:14 AM 01:09 PM 07:26 PM

2.6 0.2 2.2 0

05:22 AM tHu 11:25 AM 05:36 PM 11:56 PM

12:02 AM 06:33 AM 01:07 PM 08:08 PM

0.8 H -0.3 L 1 H 0.1 L

12:56 AM SAt 07:26 AM 02:12 PM 09:12 PM

0.7 H -0.3 L 1 H 0.1 L


01:53 AM Sun 08:20 AM 03:14 PM 10:08 PM

0.7 H -0.3 L 1 H 0.1 L


12:09 AM Sun 06:20 AM 12:55 PM 08:14 PM

0.8 H -0.2 L 1.2 H 0.1 L


12:25 AM Sun 06:50 AM 01:50 PM 07:47 PM

0.6 H -0.3 L 0.9 H 0.1 L


05:02 AM Sun 11:45 AM 06:07 PM 11:31 PM

-0.2 L 1 H 0.1 L 0.7 H

9 04:17 AM Sun 10:37 AM 04:31 PM 10:32 PM

2.3 0.3 1.9 0.1



01:52 AM Sun 08:20 AM 02:13 PM 08:32 PM

2.6 H 0.2 L 2.1 H -0.1 L


02:49 AM Mon 09:14 AM 04:09 PM 10:57 PM

0.7 H -0.3 L 1 H 0.1 L


01:10 AM Mon 07:26 AM 02:01 PM 09:17 PM

0.8 H -0.2 L 1.2 H 0.1 L


01:19 AM Mon 07:43 AM 02:42 PM 08:38 PM

0.6 H -0.3 L 0.9 H 0.1 L


-0.2 L 1 H 0.1 L 0.7 H


2.4 0.3 2 0



03:01 AM Mon 09:28 AM 03:25 PM 09:40 PM

2.6 H 0.1 L 2.2 H -0.1 L


0.7 H -0.3 L 1 H 0.1 L


02:13 AM tue 08:35 AM 03:07 PM 10:14 PM

0.8 H -0.3 L 1.2 H 0 L


02:11 AM tue 08:33 AM 03:26 PM 09:23 PM

0.6 H -0.3 L 0.9 H 0.1 L


07:08 AM -0.3 L tue 01:54 PM 1.1 H 08:09 PM 0.1 L


06:00 AM 2.4 H tue 12:11 PM 0.2 L 06:12 PM 2.1 H



03:15 AM Wed 09:43 AM 04:09 PM 11:05 PM

0.9 H -0.3 L 1.3 H 0 L


02:59 AM Wed 09:19 AM 04:06 PM 10:04 PM

0.7 H -0.3 L 0.9 H 0 L

01:46 AM Wed 08:11 AM 02:53 PM 09:04 PM

0.8 H -0.3 L 1.1 H 0 L


12:08 AM Wed 06:41 AM 12:50 PM 06:53 PM

0 2.5 0.1 2.2

2.8 H 0 L 2.4 H -0.3 L

04:32 AM 0.7 H Wed 10:53 AM -0.3 L 05:37 PM 1 H


04:12 AM tue 10:34 AM 04:37 PM 10:46 PM



1 H -0.4 L 1.3 H -0.1 L


03:45 AM tHu 10:03 AM 04:41 PM 10:43 PM

0.7 H -0.3 L 0.9 H 0 L


02:49 AM tHu 09:11 AM 03:47 PM 09:55 PM

0.9 H -0.3 L 1.1 H 0 L


12:48 AM tHu 07:18 AM 01:25 PM 07:31 PM

-0.1 L 2.6 H 0 L 2.3 H

2.9 H -0.2 L 2.6 H -0.5 L


05:11 AM 1.1 H 11:48 AM -0.4 L 06:00 PM 1.3 H


0.7 H -0.3 L 0.9 H 0 L


03:48 AM 10:09 AM 04:37 PM 10:43 PM

1 H -0.3 L 1.1 H -0.1 L


-0.1 L 2.6 H -0.1 L 2.4 H

Low +1:40 –1:15 –3:13 –3:47

H. Ht *0.88 *1.12 *1.33 *1.37



03:43 AM tue 10:05 AM 04:56 PM 11:38 PM

12 13

12:15 AM tHu 05:18 AM 11:37 AM 06:13 PM

0 L 0.8 H -0.3 L 1 H


0 L 0.8 H -0.3 L 1.1 H


12:48 AM 06:01 AM 12:18 PM 06:46 PM

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

High –3:47 +3:11 –0:06 –2:14



04:14 AM tHu 10:47 AM 05:07 PM 11:53 PM Fri

Low –3:50 +3:30 –0:10 –1:58

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H. Ht *1.18 *1.59 *0.82 *1.08

L. Ht *1.17 *1.59 *0.83 *1.08

Spring Range 1.5 1.9 1.1 1.4




04:28 AM 10:45 AM 05:16 PM 11:21 PM


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


06:05 AM Mon 12:51 PM 07:10 PM 12:39 AM


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

05:13 AM Mon 11:27 AM 05:26 PM 11:23 PM


01:27 AM 07:53 AM 01:58 PM 08:06 PM

diFFerenCes Onancock Creek Stingray Point Hooper Strait Light Lynnhaven Inlet


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


05:18 AM Wed 11:34 AM 05:43 PM 11:48 PM



06:18 AM 3.1 H tHu 12:30 PM -0.4 L 06:42 PM 2.8 H

28 Fri

12:46 AM 07:13 AM 01:21 PM 07:36 PM

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

-0.6 L 3.1 H -0.5 L 3 H

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

Slack Water Max Current Speed





0311 0903 1455 2121 0351 0959 1554 2206

Mon 0433 1056 1655 2251



Wed 0602 1253 1907

0603 0.9 1201 -0.9 1811 1.1


0024 0532 1115 1818

0254 0.5 0831 -0.6 1453 1 2134 -0.9


0034 -1.1 0652 1 1256 -0.9 1902 1


0107 Wed 0626 1205 1900

0342 0.5 0921 -0.6 1538 1 2216 -1

21 Fri

0119 -1.1 0741 1 1352 -0.9 1954 0.8


0145 0714 1253 1939

0425 0.6 1008 -0.6 1621 1 2254 -1

0206 -1 0832 1.1 1451 -0.8 2049 0.7


0221 0759 1339 2017

0254 -0.9 0925 1.1 1552 -0.8 2147 0.6


0254 0842 1425 2053






0029 0650 1353 2018

0346 -0.8 1020 1 1655 -0.8 2250 0.5



0124 0741 1453 2130

0441 -0.7 1117 1 1759 -0.8 2355 0.4



0225 0835 1551 2236

0539 -0.7 1215 1 1901 -0.8


0100 0.4 0639 -0.6 1311 1 1957 -0.8








0329 0929 1644 2334

Mon 0433 1023 1733


0325 0924 1512 2129

Mon 0355 1007 1601 2204 tue

0426 1051 1653 2239

Wed 0458 1139 1750 2316

Chesapeake Bay Entrance

Slack Water Max Current Speed

0230 -0.7 0900 0.9 1531 -0.7 2123 0.4


0612 1324 1959

0313 -0.7 0948 0.9 1628 -0.7 2220 0.3



0043 0657 1420 2107

0402 -0.6 1041 0.9 1729 -0.7 2321 0.3


0505 0.7 1052 -0.7 1702 0.9 2331 -1


0140 0750 1517 2209

0543 0.7 1135 -0.7 1743 0.9


0006 -0.9 0620 0.8 1218 -0.7 1823 0.8


0041 -0.9 0658 0.8 1302 -0.7 1904 0.7


0116 -0.8 0736 0.8 1348 -0.7 1947 0.6


0152 -0.8 0816 0.9 1438 -0.7 2033 0.5





0344 -2.1 0952 1.6 1619 -1.9 2210 1.3


0057 0753 1342 2023

0435 -2 1039 1.5 1707 -1.8 2300 1.3


0151 Mon 0845 1424 2114

0526 -1.9 1127 1.3 1755 -1.7 2351 1.2


0458 -0.6 1138 1 1828 -0.8


0620 -1.6 1215 1.1 1846 -1.6


0025 0.3 0600 -0.6 1237 1 1925 -0.8


0045 1 0716 -1.4 1305 0.9 1940 -1.5


0126 0.4 0704 -0.6 1335 1 2018 -0.9



0444 1140 1636

0143 0.9 0818 -1.2 1400 0.6 2038 -1.4


0222 0.5 0807 -0.7 1431 1.1 2107 -1


0007 0552 1249 1727

0246 0.8 0924 -1.1 1500 0.5 2139 -1.3


0030 0601 1201 1844

0314 0.7 0906 -0.8 1525 1.1 2153 -1


0111 0703 1359 1825

0111 0658 1301 1930

0403 0.8 1002 -0.9 1617 1.1 2238 -1


0532 1230 1852 2356

0354 0954 1706 2348

Wed 0500 1058 1756 tHu


Slack Water Max Current Speed

0004 0703 1258 1934

Mon 0245 0850 1613 2302 tue

Slack Water Max Current Speed


0114 -1.4 0728 0.9 1353 -1.2 1931 0.6


0155 -1.5 0803 1 1430 -1.3 2007 0.7

22 SAt

0438 1143 1618

0141 0.9 0817 -1.1 1358 0.6 2029 -1.4

0232 -1.5 0836 1 1504 -1.3 2040 0.8


0005 0552 1253 1724

0247 1 0930 -1.1 1505 0.6 2141 -1.4

0307 -1.5 0908 1 1535 -1.3 2114 0.8


0112 Mon 0709 1401 1839

0358 1 1042 -1.2 1616 0.6 2251 -1.5

0704 1233 1921

0341 -1.5 0939 1 1606 -1.4 2149 0.9


0218 0820 1504 1955

0507 1.1 1147 -1.3 1725 0.8 2356 -1.7

0027 Mon 0739 1301 1955

0415 -1.5 1012 1 1637 -1.4 2226 1


0319 Wed 0921 1559 2104

0611 1.3 1244 -1.5 1827 1

0354 0.7 1031 -1 1605 0.4 2241 -1.3


0106 0817 1330 2032

0451 -1.5 1047 1 1709 -1.4 2306 1


0055 -1.9 0707 1.4 1336 -1.7 1924 1.1

0213 0809 1502 1926

0501 0.7 1132 -1 1709 0.4 2338 -1.3


0149 Wed 0858 1402 2115

0530 -1.4 1126 0.9 1747 -1.4 2351 1


0309 Mon 0906 1554 2024

0559 0.8 1226 -1.1 1805 0.4




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

0245 0939 1507 2208

Wed 0342 1037 1550 2305





0200 0.4 0737 -0.6 1404 1 2048 -0.9

Slack Water Max Current Speed

0029 -1.3 0648 0.8 1313 -1.1 1851 0.5


0357 0953 1637 2114

Wed 0440 1033 1713 2158 tHu





0518 1107 1746 2238 0554 1138 1818 2315 0629 1206 1849 2350







0237 0945 1439 2204 0333 1040 1524 2301

0415 1015 1649 2206 0508 1103 1737 2303

0616 -1.3 1209 0.8 1831 -1.4 0042 1 0711 -1.2 1259 0.7 1924 -1.3

0149 -2 0758 1.5 1424 -1.8 2015 1.3

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

Current Differences and Speed Ratios Secondary Stations Baltimore Harbor Approach

Time Differences

Min. before Flood


Min. before Ebb

Speed Ratios Ebb



Secondary Stations Chesapeake Bay Entrance

Time Differences

Min. before Flood


Min. before Ebb

Speed Ratios Ebb



Cove Point, 3.9 n.mi. East







Chesapeake Beach, 1.5 miles North







Sharp Island Lt., 3.4 n.mi. West







Chesapeake Channel, (bridge tunnel) +0:05






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







Stingray Point, 12.5 miles East







Pooles Island, 4 miles Southwest







Smith Point Light, 6.7 n.mi. East







Turkey Point, 1.2 n.mi. Southwest







Point No Point, 4.3 n.mi. East







Corrections Applied to Baltimore Harbor Approach

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February 2014 Currents


0516 1154 1759 2338

Slack Water Max Current Speed

Viking Party by Eric Vohr

##This year’s classic event involved an impossibly large bonfire and roasting pit in which were buried two goats and a deer


nyone who lives and sails on the Chesapeake Bay knows that the sailing culture is made up of an eclectic bunch—the kind of folks who when given a choice between sailing and doing pretty much anything else, will choose sailing every day of the week and most nights. However, when the leaves start to fall from the trees and the first frost creeps across green lawns, it marks the end of the sailing season, which for us is a sad time. However, there is one event that a small group of die-hards look forward to after our boats have been put on the hard, an event which typifies the kind of crazy spirit that drives and guides us: the annual Eastern Shore Viking Party. Viking party you say? What does that have to do with the Bay and sailing? Well, Vikings were some of the world’s earliest and best sailors and holding such a party is also a convenient excuse for eating roasted goat and drinking beer. And while I am not sure if Vikings actually ate goat, I do know that sailors drink beer, especially this crowd. And so it is, each year, as the last races of the season wind down, and we flake our final headsail, a small group of hard32 February 2014 SpinSheet

core sailors gathers in great expanse of woodland at the edge of the Bay on the Eastern Shore and celebrates our love of the wind and the water. Only we exchange our foulies, gloves, and PFDs, for horns, shields, and large fur capes, as this is a Viking party and you must dress accordingly. (Although one of the core members did show up in “Biking” gear, and while there was some murmuring about his ability to spell, his boat did win the Screwpile Regatta this year, so we gave him the benefit of the doubt). This year’s classic event involved an impossibly large bonfire and roasting pit in which were buried two goats and a deer. Attendees were encouraged to bring tents and sleeping bags as driving a car after this kind of party is not only illegal, but also a very bad idea. This was my first Viking party. I didn’t know what to expect. In fact, I thought it was at someone’s house and that we’d be tenting in his back yard. I got a little more in tune with the gravity of this event when I learned my GPS wouldn’t be that effective at getting me to the party. And it was true; you really need old-fashioned directions to find this spot. When I finally pulled up, it was as if I had stumbled on a secret society. The costumes were not just the plastic store bought stuff; most of these folks had what looked like real Nordic paraphernalia. In fact, one couple actually flew to Norway and purchased authentic Viking gear just for the party. And while all I could muster was a cheap plastic helmet and a

fake sword, I was at least able to find a real sheepskin coat that made me at least partially authentic. What further amazed me about this party is how many people showed up. I mean we were a couple hours drive from Baltimore (where most of these folks resided) and in the middle of nowhere. Yet close to 30 people were there with tents and sleeping bags ready to make a long night of it. You might ask: why have this kind of party so late in the fall? I mean an outdoor party is much more fun in the summer, right? Well, as I said, this is a party to commemorate the end of the sailing season. For those of us who live, breath, and drink the Bay from April to November, we need something to keep our spirits up as we transition into the dark months from November to April. You might have noticed that nowhere in this story is any clear indication of exactly where this party is or when it actually takes place, no link to a Facebook page or other such informational guide. That’s because, on request from the core members, to be invited to this party, you have enough motivation to figure it out. It’s kind of like a Skull and Bones thing, only not anywhere near as exclusive. We just want folks who will take this seriously (seriously?), dress accordingly, and get into the spirit of the night. And true to form, pretty much everyone at the party was very Viking. However, inspired by the biking costume, I think next year that I will go as Brett Favre.

Ready or Not…

Safety-at-Sea Seminar


f you thought that U.S. Coast Guard helicopter rescues were rare around here, this past Christmas Eve produced two in the same day, rescuing people and dogs from two boats in separate incidents on a blustery day that kicked up four to five foot seas on the Chesapeake. Such distress can and will bring out the best rescue swimmers. And it is a timely reminder that the 2014 edition of the Safety at Sea seminar is just around the corner March 28 and 29. How fortunate we are to have this esteemed event right here in our own backyard. The Safety at Sea seminar at the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) is an intense two day, information packed program without parallel. If you’re the least bit curious but never had the opportunity of really knowing just how those flares are supposed to work, or just how difficult it can be to haul up a crew member from the water with a Lifesling, or how hard it is to swim in your sea boots and foulies, this course is for you. Chesapeake cruisers might never need SOLAS liferafts and EPIRBs, but a lot of this stuff is good to know for the Bay as well as offshore. Hopefully a helo rescue will never be in your future, but you never know if an emergency aboard your boat might require one. This course will actually bring one in to hover over a few Navy 44s in the Severn River to demonstrate a simulated rescue. It’s quite a sight to see. While you hope you never need one for real, it’s valuable to know what to expect. Sponsored by the Maryland Marine Trades Association, U.S. Sailing and the USNA Sailing Squadron, the Safety at Sea seminar is a magnet for sailors from all over, with different goals in mind. I met Germans, Scots, Brits and Canadians Follow us!

March 28-29

by Steve Allan

respective fields, ranging from health issues and medical emergencies to rigging strength, collision avoidance, and storm tactics. Ralph Naranjo and USNA Vanderstar Chair Jon Wright are this year’s comoderators. The venue, the Alumni Hall auditorium, as well as folks from Maine to California. offers comfortable seats and state-of-theBay sailors might be there to prepare for art audio and big screen visuals. The entire the Newport to Bermuda or Annapolis to event is professionally planned and executBermuda Races or the ARC DelMarVa ed. There are three basic tracks from which Rally, but there’s something to take away to choose: The cruising option costs $225 for the full two days, with a choice of interactive discussion ##The in-water rescue demo. sessions or the practical in-pool life raft and safety gear training (bring your foulies). For racers and ralliers, a U.S. Sailing Certificate can be earned by attending Saturday only for $175. International Sailing Federation or ISAF racing certification is limited to 80 registrants and costs $325. Lunch is included at all price points, and a meet-and-greet at the end of each day provides opportunities to ask additional questions and soak in expert advice. The on-water demo alone is worth the price of admission. You see flares fired up close. Some work better than others; you’ll know how to deploy them when needed and not be fumbling around reading the instructions while a container ship passes for cruisers and racers of all skill levels and tantalizingly close as Robert Redford in experience—and not always the things you would normally associate with safety at sea. “All is Lost.” Then there’s the helo rescue, after the Navy 44s perform figure-eight Dr. Dan Carlin, a sailor from New Engman overboard rescues of drysuit-clad land advises, “Fix your teeth.” You don’t volunteers dipping into the Severn River want to be playing dentist to yourself hunin March. You get a new appreciation for dreds of miles offshore in a gale when you that nifty looking Lifesling hanging on knew beforehand that cavity you ignored your pushpit. You may be humbled, too, might morph into a painful abscess. because it’s harder than it seems to haul a Carlin is but one example of the tired swimmer aboard again. Even Robert impressive lineup of teaching talent. All Redford might appreciate that. the speakers are forceful, quality speakers To learn more, call (410) 269-0741 or who know how to inspire rapt attention visit from the audience. All are experts in their SpinSheet February 2014 33

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Finance and Insure Your New Sailboat

inding the right sailboat can be a long, yet rewarding process, as we discussed in the first part of this series in the January issue. Once you’ve found her, you need to wade through the financial part. Searching the Internet for deals with such an important and emotional decision may not be time-effective. Talk

to seasoned professionals. Find someone you trust. While admiring new boats at a winter or spring sailboat show, seek out a few marine finance and insurance specialists. Jot down your questions, concerns, and clear ideas about how you intend to use your new boat. Come armed to get some answers about how to make your boat

buying dream a reality—and then protect your investment. The next best thing to face-to-face interaction at a boat show is to call dedicated marine lenders and insurance companies, a few of which you’ll find in SpinSheet. Your boat dealer or broker, marina manager, and longtime boat-owning friends may also have recommendations.

Securing a Loan

“It all starts with a credit application,” says Woody Jackson of Jackson Marine Sales in North East, MD, who is a 40year veteran of the business. “Be prepared to provide proof of income. The more information the lender has the better. You’ll always find that you won’t get the exact rate up front; they’ll always quote a range—its’ close. It’s only locked in when approval comes. That only takes 24 to 48 hours. Once the loan is approved, it’s a simple process.” (See and click to “forms” to see a sample credit application.) Rates and terms vary based on the age of the boat and the amount borrowed. Fifteen-year terms are common for boats ranging in the $25,000 to $75,000 range and 20-year terms for more expensive boats. Some lending companies have a $25,000 minimum loan. A 10- to 15-percent down payment will be required. Lenders and insurers often require a marine survey, especially with older boats and loan amounts exceeding $25,000. Better terms and rates are good reasons to start with dedicated marine lenders. Karen Trostle, president of Sterling Acceptance Corporation says, “There are numerous benefits of applying at one specific lender. There is only one credit report required, and submitting your loan application to one company that deals with national lenders will ensure you get the best program for your particular situation and all the necessary services needed,

such as Coast Guard documentation, title services, and yacht insurance are available in one office.” When asked what he wishes more new boat buyers knew about boat financing, Jackson recommends going through a boat dealership or money broker who has a relationship with marine lenders who have the most competitive rates. He adds, “There is always a better deal to be had around boat show time!” Robin Harris, owner of Harris Marine Financing, says, “Consider getting prequalified or pre-approved so you can make your best deal by taking financing out of the equation. The dealer will know you’re a serious and well-qualified player when you pull out your pre-qualification letter. Buy at a boat show. The dealers are there to do business. They pay a lot for their space put in a great deal of time and effort to present their product to you, offer special equipment packages and extended warranties, and want to write deals!

If you’ve secured loans for cars or houses, you won’t be surprised to learn that with a credit rating above 700, you won’t have problems securing a boat loan. Those with credit ratings below 680 may experience some trouble. Both marine finance companies and insurance companies will assess your credit to determine their risk.

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Let’s Talk Insurance

We never want to imagine that we may be in a collision on the water or that a sudden storm may damage our new sailboats at the docks, nor do we foresee theft or impact with submerged objects. But these things happen every year along the waterfront. It’s best to protect yourself and your investment. Although insurance isn’t mandated by the state, it will likely be required if you’re

financing the boat. Most marinas require liability protection on all boats from $300,000 to $500,000 (dictated by their insurance carriers). For fiberglass boats 10 years and older and for wooden boats five years and older, a survey will probably be required before the boat can be insured. Boats older than 30 years may need specialty coverage. These days, inspections may be required for new vessels, too. Talk with your insurance agent candidly and thoughtfully about where and how you plan to use your boat. What coverage you will need will vary according to the size and age of your sailboat, your boating experience, and how far and often you travel; so get as detailed as possible about where you have been and where you plan to go. A thorough outline of experience and plans will boost underwriter confidence and help your agent secure the right policy for you. Expect your policy to have a defined area of operation in which your boat is covered. This is the ratings factor or navigational range. Inland and coastal boating will be less expensive than offshore travel. If you decide at the last minute to escape the cold by motoring down the Intracoastal Waterway to the land of warm water and palm trees, you can always buy a shortterm rider to cover it. Note that extending coverage can be expensive, and not all policies allow for it. That’s one reason why the dialogue with your agent is so important. When it comes to what’s covered and what’s not, ask many specific questions. Your policy should cover liability, hull, and trailer coverage. (Your inboard motor and electronics that are screwed down are considered part of hull coverage; things you can walk away with such as your portable chartplotter, laptop, or handheld VHF may not be covered.) When asked what she wishes more new boat buyers knew about insurance, Shelley Driscoll of Allstate says, “That over 40 percent of boats on the water are not insured, so it’s imperative that you have a policy in place to protect your investment. Make sure that your policy covers you for uninsured boaters.” She adds, “Most people also don’t think to look at how much coverage they have for boating accessories, such as anchors, life jackets, and navigation gear (covered separately from the hull). Ask the right questions and become familiar with your policy limits.” “I wish more people would actually read their policies and know the intricacies involved. Know the grey areas,” says Follow us!

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Marine lenders and insurance specialists will ask you the following questions, perhaps in writing, so might as well do your homework now. • How will you use the boat—daysailing, weekend cruising, or racing? • What will be the geographic range of travel—up the river or into the Atlantic? • How often will you use the boat—every so often or every weekend? • What is your sailing and other boating experience? • What is your credit score?

Jon Horton of Jack Martin and Associates. “I hear people say things like ‘I didn’t know my boat had to be laid up over the winter,’ and they haven’t read their policy.”

How To Find an Agent

The best way to find an agent you trust is to get a recommendation from an experienced boater or marine industry professional you trust (your lender, broker, or surveyor, for example). Do you have a neighbor or fellow boat club member who has been boating on the Bay for years? Ask him or her who the best marine insurance agent is. It may be convenient or cost-effective to go with the same insurance company you work with for auto or home insurance, but do be sure your agent is familiar with boat insurance.

Service and Maintain Your New Sailboat

So you’ve found a reputable and experienced marine finance and insurance agents who can navigate you through each process. You have probably been investigating

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slips and storage, too. What about maintenance? What should you know about servicing your new sailboat? See the March issue of SpinSheet for the last in this threepart series for more. By April, you will be ready to raise sail and enjoy springtime on the Chesapeake!

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Kids Sailing Summer Camps

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by Beth Crabtree

rom Baltimore to Hampton Roads and all along the Eastern Shore, Maryland and Virginia are home to many quality summer kids’ programs, and plenty of them offer sailing opportunities. If they’re on the water this summer, kids will build confidence, learn teamwork, and create lasting memories. Whether you want your child to acquire some seamanship skills, experience new challenges, or simply soak up some outdoor fun, summer sailing can’t be beat.

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##Pirate Day at Rock Hall YC Sailing School.



Sail Nauticus summer camps

Your child can spend an exciting week learning to sail on the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront! These fun, hands-on camps include water and shore-based activities led by certified instructors. Your child will experience the water in a whole new way while learning the principles of sailing and water safety!

Sail Quest 10-14 Years Old - $245, 9am - 4pm DATES: From June 23rd - August 15th

• Basic sailing skills • Investigate the animal life of the Elizabeth River • Hands-on experiments related to maritime science • Tour the Battleship Wisconsin and learn of the ship’s historic engineering and technology

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• Investigate chart reading, plotting, and coastal navigation skills • Use iPads and Promethen Boards to access up-to-date maritime technology and assist with learning these important skills • Be able to utilize all these techniques and concepts and apply them to their own voyage on the last day

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• Learning the basics of sailing • The “Eco Bot” ROV project which will have campers construct and customize an underwater robot to collect data on the Elizabeth River ecosystem • On the final day, campers and certified instructors will take out a motorboat to discover the different ecological zones of the Elizabeth River

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Choosing a Camp “Since we live in an area with a lot of great camps, it’s important for parents and kids together to decide whether the child should attend a sailing intensive camp or a traditional camp with a sailing experience,” says Julia Zahn, associate director at Camp Wright in Stevensville, MD. “Camp is wonderful for children for many reasons. Attending a camp provides kids with exposure to positive adult role models, and it offers opportunities for children to try new things, make decisions for themselves, and live in a community.” Zahn continues, “Look for a camp that is a member of the American Camping Association. This accreditation helps to ensure safety on the waterfront and elsewhere. The more information you have, the easier it will be to choose the right camp for your family. The camp director should be available by phone to answer specific questions and explain how activity choices are managed.” If you can determine up front what type of sailing experience your child is looking for, it’ll be easier to find a program that meets the needs of everyone in your family. Some programs lean toward improving racing skills, while others have an emphasis on recreational sailing. Still others will seek to introduce the kids to a wide variety of hulls or teach them about nature and ecology or STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Ask your child if he wants a day camp or overnight experience, and think about how you’ll arrange transportation to and from the site. Talking to the director and to former campers and parents and visiting the facility are good ways to help you decide if a particular camp is right for your youngster. Look for schools that have certified instructors. Start here: Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association U.S. Sailing American Sailing Association The American Camp Association

##Big Fish camp at Rock Hall YC Sailing School. Photo by Connie Ranney

So Many Kinds of Sailing In Chesapeake Country, parents and kids will find all kinds of sailing programs. Among them are programs designed for: first-time sailors; racers who want to enhance their skills; kids who just want to mess around in boats; teens looking for some keelboat experience; and young people who’d like to sail on schooners. That’s an unbelievably wide range of opportunities right in our backyard. Clubs, sailing schools, community sailing programs, and traditional camps all offer different sailing experiences. Call a few schools and talk to the directors. Even better, visit some camps to meet the staff and see the boats and facilities. Each will have its own flavor and special features. Examples are Rock Hall YC Sailing School (RHYCSS) , KidShip, Severn Sailing Association, Sail Nauticus, and Christchurch School Summer Camp. Director Connie Ranney emphasizes RHYCSS’s location and trained staff. “We have a wonderful, safe, sandy beach launch on Langford Bay, which is relatively calm and sheltered,” she says. “We’re about four miles from Rock Hall and 15 miles from Chestertown. And our instructor staff is U.S. Sailing certified.” ( Isaac Clark, Christchurch School (Christchurch, VA) Summer Camp director and head coach of the school’s varsity sailing team explains his program, “Our campers have the unique opportunity to not only be coached by our instructors, but to sail with them. Campers are paired with our counselor instructors in our doublehanded 420s. So not only do kids get to experience the joy and thrill that comes with sailing, but they also get the opportunity for one on one instruction time.” ( Follow us!

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Beyond Two Kids In a Dinghy ##The author’s son and crew cleaning up the boats and carrying sails at KidShip.

Learn to Sail this Summer with KidShip!

Sultana Projects and DC Sail each offer experiences for young people to sail on schooners. At Sultana Projects, based in Chestertown, MD, children ages 11 to 14 have the opportunity to sail for five days and travel approximately 100 miles on the Bay aboard the 1768 replica Schooner Sultana. In addition, Sultana Projects offers an overnight kayak trip and weeklong waterfront day programs. ( In Southwest Washington, DC Sail offers two weeks of Schooner Camp for youth ages 12 to 18 aboard American Spirit, a 65-foot schooner. DC Sail also offers traditional sailing courses for beginners and intermediates, plus youth racing opportunities. ( For Keelboat training, teens should check out J/World’s Kids on Keelboats course based in Annapolis ( or the Big Boat Teen Cruising Camp offered by The Sailing Academy in Tracys Landing, MD. ( For beginners who want to experience a variety of small boats, Annapolis Community Boating introduces kids to basic boating and water safety in a fleet of kayaks, canoes, small powerboats, and sailboats. They’ll even bring their program, boats, and instructors to your waterfront community. (



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Ask these questions: Are your instructors certified? What kind of boat will my child be sailing? Is your program’s emphasis on racing skills or recreation? What’s your student to instructor ratio? What kind of safety instruction do you provide? What is the cost? Does the waterfront have lifeguards? Are there motorized chase/coach boats? Are lifejackets provided?

If your child doesn’t want to spend the entire day on the water, traditional residence camps, such YMCA Camp Tockwogh on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and YMCA Camp Letts on the Rhode River, offer daily sailing opportunities along with other tried and true camp staples, such as arts and crafts, archery, and swimming. Finally, most yacht clubs and sailing clubs offer summer youth programs that are open to the public for a slightly higher

non-member fee. Annapolis YC (which requires a junior associate membership for summer programs) recently began an adventure sailing course. “We saw that all kids shouldn’t be or don’t want to be racing dinghies, and we wanted to expand the types of sailing we offer, “ says AYC sailing director Joel Labuzetta. “Our Adventure Sailing track focuses on basic sailing and boating skills and offers exposure to a wide range of boating, with a focus on keeping

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kids engaged and interested in being on the water. This year, we will also have a J/22 Basic Keelboating class, which will focus on fundamentals but not racing.” With so many flavors of sailing, there’s surely something to fit every family’s needs. Take advantage of the wide variety of opportunities. Encourage your child to try something new, be it racing, sleep-away camp, or a multi-day kayak trip. Let this be the summer of new sailing horizons.

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Kids Sailing Summer Camps

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High Adventure with Your Kids by Captain Joe Musike


his past summer I completed six weeks of sailing with the Boy Scouts of America High Adventure Sailing program run out of Camp Rodney in Northeast, MD. What a blast! I mean, what 14-17 year old wouldn’t want to go on a five-day sailing excursion? I must admit, I was a little nervous at first. Would the weather cooperate? Would the kids get sick, or would they be bored? Would they get along? Have they seen “Captain Ron”? I can tell you, after about an hour of meeting the first group of scouts, I had no worries. They were great kids. I quickly remembered what it was like to be a teenager again—I just knew that

there was no way these kids were going to let anything spoil their week… away from their parents. Through heat, sun, wind, thunderstorms, kids are resilient. They were here by choice and determined to make the best of it. All I had to do was keep them safe and show them how to plug their music into my stereo. (I would jokingly ask, “Did anyone bring a cassette they want to play?”) The week would start with orientation at the boats. Most of the guys had some sailing experience on Sunfishes or Hobies, but a big boat was something new. We started with safety, keeping our gear in order, and man-overboard situations. By the end of the week, the guys could set and

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take down the main, set and furl the genoa, and steer the tell tales or compass course. A couple of the crews even got to handle the asymmetrical spinnaker. It was satisfying to see them gel, motivate, and correct each other’s sailing, docking, anchoring—true teamwork. The first night, the scouts would cook dinner on the grills at the marina. Most weeks, dinner was followed with a walk into town for ice cream, but we did have the flexibility to get underway if the weather allowed. So on one of the weeks we left Worton Creek at 6:30 p.m. with 12-15 knots out of the west heading for Annapolis. They were in awe as a huge tanker passed by us, just a black silhouette against the red western sky. Passing under the Bay Bridge never gets old, even for the saltiest of sailors. For these kids it was their first time, and it was under full sail, in the dark, crystal clear sky with the bridge lit up like a Christmas tree. We turned up the Severn to see the Naval Academy practice field on the waterfront with all of the field lights shining bright; they all want to go there now. That trip was made in the first

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five hours—it wouldn’t have mattered if it rained the rest of the week. Over the course of the summer, we made port in Havre de Grace and Georgetown, MD, Baltimore, Annapolis, and St. Michaels. Anchorages included Worton Creek, Hart-Miller Island, Rhode River, and Wye River. Sunscreen was used by the gallon, fish were caught and released, and jellyfish stings treated. Countless ospreys, cormorants, and blue herons were sighted, but the bald eagles always stole the show; they really have become a common sight in Worton Creek, my home port. One group made it to the Calvert Cliffs, hunting for shark’s teeth—no luck, though, since winds prevented a good low tide. We did our best to make the food tastier than any camp could offer. The captain would cook a big breakfast consisting of eggs, home fries, bacon, and sausage. We would always end the week with a steak dinner complete with veggies and mashed potatoes. With today’s technology, I can tell you numerous pictures of the steak dinner were sent back to their friends at camp.

The scouts did their best to complete five Merit Badges: Small Boat Sailing, Power Boating, Oceanography, Weather, and Astronomy. Nick, our dedicated camp counselor, was the man! This was the 30th time he has done these trips, and that experience made all the difference. The program was excellent! On one of the most memorable nights, we anchored up the Wye. It was a beautiful, clear night, and for some of the guys,

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it was the first time seeing the “steam” (Milky Way) coming out of the Tea Pot along with numerous shooting stars. They were amazed. In the end, it felt really good to pass along some knowledge to the next generation. About the Author: Capt. Joe Musike holds a USCG license and is a Small Boat Sailing Merit Badge Counselor available for charters, instruction, and deliveries.

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Kids Sailing Summer Camps

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Jeff Bowen of Planet Hope


eff Bowen’s two great passions have always been sailing and helping underprivileged youth. In a lucky twist of fate we should all be jealous of, his job now consists of doing both. As an ordained interdenominational minister, Bowen worked for many years with various community groups in Washington, D.C. He discovered that sailing was a unique experience to which few of the children he worked with had ever been exposed. “A lot of these young-

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“Since we have moved to the Bay, it includes kids from the local community and Boy Scout and Girl Scout groups as well” he says. “But we still have a focus on bringing groups out from Washington D.C.” Programs include day camps and afternoon sails, but for Bowen the most rewarding experiences are the weeklong livaboard cruises. “It really allows young people to experience life in a really new way. They learn how to rely on each other and become a cruising crew together,” he says. “They

whole bunch of different sports and driving my kids to all the different practices, we all do the same thing together.” Bowen was originally a surfer growing up in Woodbridge, VA, but when his family relocated farther inland, to Kansas, he discovered sailing as a way to get be out on the water without being next to the ocean. “That ended my surfing career,” he said. “So we found a big lake. I saw people windsurfing and sailing, and I started sailing as a teenager.” ##Bowen studying the chart with young sailors.

sters in the city who didn’t know how to swim, didn’t have any experience with the water,” he says. “Even though they live 45 minutes from the Chesapeake, they had never been to the Bay before.” In 1998 Bowen created a non-profit organization out of the Fort Washington marina in Washington, D.C., dedicated to showing inner city youth the joys of sailing. “We started the program with one boat and some teenagers from Columbia Heights. It grew to include a lot of community groups working with D.C. government. It ended up becoming a full-blown summer camp program,” he says. Planet Hope eventually outgrew its location within D.C. and is now based out of Herrington Harbour South in Friendship, MD. 44 February 2014 SpinSheet

become self-reliant. By the end of the week, to be able to handle a 40-foot boat on their own is really rewarding.” In addition to his role with Planet Hope, Bowen is a sailing instructor at The Sailing Academy in Tracys Landing MD. Many of the volunteers at Planet Hope first come into contact with Bowen through The Sailing Academy. Planet Hope is funded primarily through private monetary donations as well as boat donations. Bowen adds donated boats to the program’s fleet whenever possible and also sells the boats to raise additional funds. Bowen’s passion to spread the gospel of sailing to those who are not naturally exposed to it comes from the binding effect it has had for his family. “It has become our family sport,” he says. “Rather than do a

After getting Planet Hope off the ground, Bowen and his wife, Mary, decided it would be a good idea for the family to spend a year living aboard their 44-foot catamaran in 2004. One year ended up turning into three. “I had been working a whole lot, and my wife and I wanted to spend time with our five children. We spent summers on the Chesapeake and then would cruise down to the Caribbean in the winter.” Bowen and his family have returned to dry land and now sail a Pearson 30. Bowen enjoys the variety of sailing in the Chesapeake. “You could spend several summers and not anchor in the same place twice. There are protected waters, but it is also plenty big enough for exploring.”

Family Cruising The Passage Home from the Race Making Memories While Making Miles


everal months ago, SpinSheet publisher Mary Ewenson and I were talking about the ocean races on tap this June. She mentioned that when she and her husband Geoff were children, they each joined their fathers for deliveries back from the Newport Bermuda Race. At the time, she was 12, and Geoff was nine. Fast forward a few decades and many sea miles later, and they both still count that first ocean delivery as one of the most memorable passages either of them has ever sailed. That led us to talk about the opportunity skippers in this year’s races have to sail back with a youngster ready for a big passage without the constraints of a race. Being a child on the ocean, Mary says, “was a huge experience. There’s something very special about getting out there with 100 percent confidence in the grownups onboard.” That childlike confidence puts a lot of pressure on a skipper, so taking someone young on an ocean passage is no light-hearted commitment. For the past few years, veteran Annapolis Bermuda Race competitors Greg Leonard and Ted Lepich have delivered Leonard’s J/120 Heron back to Annapolis with underage sailors onboard. Between them, Leonard has brought his then eight-yearold son and Lepich has brought his then 11-year-old daughter and 15-year-old nephew on deliveries back from Bermuda. They offer some pointers for making a safe, enjoyable ocean delivery with children. Take as much care in selecting junior crew as in selecting adult crew. Sailing experience matters much less than temperament. With challenges such as rough seas, seasickness, squalls, and even boredom likely on an ocean passage, a child who is flexible and deals well with adversity will complement the delivery while one who finds challenges difficult might not enjoy the passage. Leonard says, “It’s got to be Follow us!

by Tracy Leonard the right kid.” Lepich quips, “I’ll bring my own whine, thanks.” All these potential challenges mean that an ocean passage is a great opportunity for someone who is ready to accept a lot of responsibility. Be prepared to deal with rough weather and seasickness securely and compassionately. The Ewensons, Leonard, and Lepich all have experience with heavy seas and children losing their lunch. Leonard typically carries an array of seasickness

Leonard says, “You’re getting twice the gear and twice the food ready. And off watch, you’re looking after the comfort and well-being of younger crew when you might otherwise be sleeping.” Entertainment such as fishing gear, books, DVDs, cards, line for tying knots and soft shackles, and splicing gear can brighten a passage. Have junior-sized safety equipment ready for younger crew and train them to use it. Anything you expect older crew to have, junior crew should have as well. This likely includes a full set of foul weather gear, a life jacket, a ##Hannes with the harness, a tether, and a strobe. mahi he caught on his birthday during Choose the right passage. A dean offshore passage livery from Annapolis to Newport with family. could be an ideal start for skipper and junior crew. Lepich says, “There are plenty of stops between Annapolis and Newport if someone needs a break.” Sailing back from Bermuda offers a memorable challenge and often beautiful sailing, but no bail-out. The rewards of the extra effort, patience and good humor can last a lifetime. Leonard remembers a shared midnight watch when the stars melted into the ocean and phosphorescence lit up the bow wake as one of the best moments he has ever spent with his son. Geoff recalls the delivery from Bermuda with his dad and his grandfather as a very special trip for him. Among other things, it marked the only time he remembers his grandfather making coffee, medications, gingersnaps, and hydrating a brew so potent it kept everyone awake fluids including powdered Gatorade and and earned his grandfather a release from Pedialite. A bucket to clean off the deck coffee duty. He says, “My father has given and a breezy spot in the cockpit stand up long distance sailing, and I will not get ready as well. Mary and Geoff both got to enjoy those trips with him anymore. The sick on their first ocean passage, and Mary memories of that trip, though, will always recalls her sense of shock when her dad be with us both.” Mary remembers wontold her it was okay to be sick on the aft dering at the vastness of the ocean and sky deck. A lot of understanding, little nibbles and says, “There’s no substitute for the total of gingersnaps, and sips of water go a long carefree feeling of sailing as a child.” way towards easing seasickness. Kind of makes you want to bring Recognize that it takes extra time and someone back from Bermuda this summer, patience to sail with a younger sailor. doesn’t it? SpinSheet February 2014 45

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Reflecting on a Voyage While Headed Northbound on the ICW by Lisa Borre


itnessing the steady stream of cruising boats headed south on the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) this fall stirred memories of our first trip south on our previous boat, 16 years ago. It was our first multi-week voyage together and included my first

overnight coastal passage—chilly, windy and exhilarating—off South Carolina from Georgetown to Beaufort. It was also the beginning of an ambivalent relationship with the waterway that provides a critical link to points south. Having cruised on portions of the ICW five times, I love the convenience and beauty of this narrow stretch of bays and sounds connected by rivers and dredged canals and sandwiched between the Atlantic Ocean and the densely populated eastern seaboard. Expansive marshes, pine forests, and swamplands are a birder’s dream during the spring and fall migration. Eagles, ospreys, herons, loons, terns, pelicans, ducks, geese, and even gannets are not uncommon sights. The ICW provides an alternative to sailing offshore late (or early) in the season, but operating a sailboat as a powerboat for weeks on end requires a great deal of patience. I’ve learned to just get in the groove of making progress, mileage-wise, and to enjoy the friendly people, nice scenery, and interesting ports along the way. Instead of joining the southbound migration this time, my husband David and I were headed in the opposite direction. The unusual timing was a result of winding down an extended voyage to the Caribbean, Mediterranean, and Black Seas aboard our current boat, Gyatso. The monotony of motoring offered time for reflecting on our cruise.

As described in my previous article, we shipped Gyatso from Spain to Florida in the fall, and while I was busy with workrelated projects, David hired a deckhand to help him move the boat from West Palm Beach, FL, to Oriental, NC. He estimates passing more than 400 southbound vessels from mid-October to mid-November. He was struck by the large size of the average cruising vessels headed south, many newer boats in excess of 45-feet and very well equipped. Most passing skippers waved, but some yelled out, “You’re headed the wrong way!” I joined David aboard in mid-December, and we resumed the northbound passage on the ICW. Unlike most of our time while cruising, we were treating this final leg of our trip more like a delivery. “Chesapeake or bust!” was our motto—perhaps because of the intense and mixed emotions we both felt as we bring our current voyage to an end: a tinge of sadness mixed with a sense of accomplishment and appreciation for every day we’ve been able to spend aboard Gyatso. On that first trip down the ICW, we were on a steep learning curve. Everything was new to us, and we hadn’t yet figured out how to work as a team in operating the boat. Now we know each other’s strengths, weaknesses, likes, and dislikes. We’ve developed a system for divvying up the duties onboard, one that maximizes the things we are good at or that we just like to do.

##The author enjoying a sunny but chilly December day headed north on the ICW in North Carolina.

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We split up the rest as fairly as possible. For example, I like steering, and David likes navigating, a good combination for a trip on the ICW. I don’t like being in the cabin while underway, so David takes over in the galley during the day and makes awesome lunches. As we reach the home stretch, we’ve settled into a comfortable rhythm in our cruising life. The troubles and crises that challenged us on that first cruise stand in stark contrast to the smooth sailing we experience on the water today. Long-distance cruising has not only strengthened our sailing partnership, it has enriched our lives in so many ways. Even in the chilly days before Christmas, we passed three or four cruising boats per day headed south. In more than 1000 miles, we were the only ones headed north. Reading the expressions on other cruiser’s faces, you’d think we were defying the laws of gravity. Two southbound Australian boats leaving Coinjock one morning must have thought we were lost, confused, and/or absolutely crazy to be headed north in the late fall. We recall the thrill of setting out on our own adventures in much the same

##Gyatso passing green day mark 55 on the ICW in the canal connecting the Alligator and Pungo Rivers, North Carolina.

way. But now there was an inexplicable and even stronger force pulling us back toward the Chesapeake and home again. We passed one skipper headed south who I thought was waving his arms for us to avoid a submerged log on the Alligator-Pungo Canal, but he was motioning for us to turn around. He

seemed insistent, so I called over to him and explained, “We’re returning from an eight year voyage!” This he understood. He waved us on and retreated to the shelter of his canvas cockpit enclosure. We waved back, smiled at each other, and continued our pleasantly uneventful trip north.

About the Author: Annapolis sailor Lisa Borre cruised full-time for five years with her husband aboard their Tayana 37 cutter Gyatso. The couple published a cruising guide called “The Black Sea” (2012) and recently returned from a cruise in the Med.

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Charter Notes

##Culebra is home to some of the most spectacular beaches in the world. Photo by Joyce Bolton

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he Spanish Virgin Islands (SVI), also known as the Passage Islands or Puerto Rican Virgin Islands, are mostly comprised of the islands of Culebra and Vieques and located to the east of the main island of Puerto Rico. Annapolis sailors Eric Peltosalo and Kate Rappaport share their thoughts about a 2013 catamaran charter trip:

Why did you choose the SVI over other charter destinations? We chose the SVI because of friends who suggested the cruise. Neither Kate nor I had been to Puerto Rico or the islands before. Kate is fluent in Spanish, and I can get by. It seemed like a good idea. What made the place memorable? The first day in San Juan before meeting the other crew, we went to a local oceanfront town, which has many bars and restaurants lining the shore and a scenic bike trail. It was Sunday, and the natives were picnicking ferociously with music and televised soccer everywhere. The trip to our first island was interrupted by a drifting swim in the spectacular clear water. All the islands were beautiful with palm and tropical vegetation. There are some of the most spectacular beaches in the world (Playa Flamenco on Culebra leads the pack ). On Isla Culebrita (little Culebra), we walked up to an abandoned lighthouse at the very top of 48 February 2014 SpinSheet

the island for amazing views and a history lesson. Every anchorage had a lot of turtles playing in the waters just offshore, probably waiting to swim to the beach at night to lay their eggs. The snorkeling was spec-

Tell us about the boat. The Boat was named Batubara, a 2013 Lagoon 45 with four staterooms, each with its own bath and air-conditioning unit. It was very well-equipped (the blender worked every time). It had snorkeling gear, swim ##The Lagoon 450 Batubara in the SVI. tubes, a kayak. It was our first Photo by Joyce Bolton catamaran experience. Being used to racing and monohull performance, I just relaxed and sailed (sort of). She motorsailed well when schedules required. We had multiple passenger schedules, and the extensive free ferry system made it easier to get folks in transit. She was easy to steer and navigate with enough instruments for all purposes. It was easy to pick up and discard tacular, improving at each new anchorage mooring balls once we got the hang of (learning curve?). There was an abundance it. The dinghy was easy to launch and of marine flora and fauna. The water was operate. The full galley allowed six adults clean, clear, and a perfect temperature. to feed well. Indoor and outdoor dining We gravitated back to the town of Dewey areas accommodated us as weather alon Culebra often with frequent visits to a lowed. There was a forward cockpit for great harborfront bar/restaurant called the sun and privacy and a large flybridge for Dinghy Dock. better views.

How was the sailing and weather? We went in May which is their rainy month after the dry winter. We had several memorable squalls with torrential rains. After a good rinse, sun and/or stars came back quickly.

was a large excavator on a tractor pulled by a semi that tried many ways to get on, even sending up a cloud of burnt rubber smoke as the tractor got on but couldn’t get the trailer up the ramp. It went on for 30-40 minutes until the ferry finally closed the gate and left. It went 400 yards and went into full speed reverse, roared back to the dock, and wedged itself up to the bulkhead closer than before. The semi had been hiding in the shadows, and with a great groan, flew up the ramp and screeched to a halt before crushing the other vehicles. The gate went up again, and the ferry pulled away as if it were an everyday affair. We were mesmerized and so thirsty and hungry after the ordeal that the Dinghy Dock was the only answer.

Anything particularly funny or memorable happen? We had a lot of laughs every day. One memorable evening we were moored near the ferry dock on Culebra. We watched over evening cocktails as the last boat to Fajrdo was loading with day trippers, tourists, and a lot of commercial vehicles. There

Would you recommend sailing in this part of the world to friends? Why or why not? I heartily recommend this type of cruise. The SVI and SailCaribe ( provide access to good boats, smaller crowds, stunning scenery, great snorkeling, and charming anchorages and ports all

How was the provisioning process? There was a large chain supermarket in Fajardo called Ralph’s. We had the cab wait while we got everything we needed. The marina had a smaller store, and Culebra had shops if we needed anything. How were the anchorages? The anchorages were easy to see and find, but the charts must be followed correctly to avoid shoals/reefs. There were free government-provided mooring fields everywhere near beaches and towns with very few other boats.

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##The snorkeling was spectacular. Photo by Joyce Bolton

adding up to a memorable cruise. English is widely spoken. Because you are in the United States, there are no money changing hassles. The phones work fine, and there are more than adequate public facilities. The islanders share a proud history and are remarkably welcoming to people who used their farms and homes as bomb and artillery targets. We plan to return to explore further (especially Vieques) and return to some old favorites. Anyone going should consider adding a couple of nights in San Juan and the El Yunque national forest halfway along the one-hour drive from San Juan to Fajardo.

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Hitting Bottom by Eva Hill

If you haven’t run aground… (a) you haven’t been around; (b) you haven’t been sailing; (c) you’re lying; or (d) you haven’t tried hard enough.


his expression, or other variants, should sound familiar to Chesapeake sailors. It is also familiar to sailors in the Bahamas. Both are notoriously skinny water destinations, with the word “Bahama” thought to be derived from the Spanish baja mar, or shallow sea. The principal difference is that the Chesapeake’s bottom is mostly soft mud, while the Bahamas’ sea bottom is sand. When I first started sailing, it was in the dark ages before GPS and chartplotters. I learned how to use charts and dead reckoning. The most sophisticated instrument we had was the depth sounder, which we used to keep us out of too much trouble. When we did find the bottom, the application of an engine in reverse was often enough to pull us off the offending shoal, though I’ve had to resort to calling a towboat once to pull us out of an especially hard grounding. Since I’ve gotten in the habit of using a chartplotter, and since I’ve become more and more familiar with our Chesapeake cruising grounds, I’ve become a wee bit less vigilant. But not so cavalier that a day charter on Lake Michigan, with no instruments whatsoever, didn’t take me aback. A sailing area with constantly adequate depth? And no obstructions? How luxurious! 50 February 2014 SpinSheet

Now that we’re finally in the Bahamas, the 2000-plus foot depths we saw crossing the Florida Straits are again a thing of the past. In the Sea of Abaco—the body of water between Great Abaco Island and the Abaco cays, and the first area in which we’re spending any appreciable

otherwise have enough water. And sure enough, Rick slowed the engine as the depth sounder showed depths of six feet where we should have had plenty more. We tiptoed through. On the return trip, as we were passing over the same sand bank, I observed, “Hey, isn’t this where you had to slow down on the way north?” And then we hit. It wasn’t the soft, sludgy kind of Chesa##In the Sea of Abaco, anything over 20 feet peake hit, but a hard is deep water. thunk. And every move forward put us further into the shallow spot, even though an area of darker colored water was tantalizingly close. In an un-Chesapeakelike response, my first instinct was to check what is known down in the Bahamas as a “Tide Table.” Annapolis area sailors don’t have to give too much thought to tides, but in the Bahamas, time—anything over 20 feet is deep water. the tidal range is three or more feet. The Luckily, the area is well-charted, and the accompanying tidal currents are not to charts updated regularly. The clarity of the be taken for granted either. Though we water here, and the ability to see the botweren’t paying too much attention to it, tom even in depths of 20 feet, can lull you on our trip north, it was close to high into a false sense of security. tide; on the way south, it was close to As Rick and I trekked from Green low tide. Turtle Cay to some of the uninhabited Luckily for us, because the tide was cays north of there, the sea was dead low, if we got ourselves stuck too hard, calm, and its color blended the horizon it would only be a matter of hours before into the sky; it felt as if we were flying in the tide lifted us off the sand. But we a sea of blue. But the chartplotter warned soon got ourselves off with the engine. about shifting sands in an area where we’d Lesson learned.




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Some club events particular to a certain boat type may not be appealing to all; a catboat rendezvous may not appeal to an offshore cruising club. We understand. But there are many clubs on the Chesapeake Bay that do welcome newcomers, no matter what kind of boat they sail, to special events

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##Annapolis Sail and Power Squadron members at the 2013 Founder’s Day Brunch.


runch, boat building, and a boating safety class… what more could your Valentine want? Annapolis Sail and Power Squadron (ASPS) hosts its Founder’s Day Brunch Saturday, February 9 at 11:00 a.m. at the Annapolis Sheraton ($29). John Harris of Chesapeake Light Craft will speak about building small wooden boats. To jumpstart the process, his company makes kits and provides all kinds of support resources. All are welcome to attend the brunch! ABC3, a six-session class to earn your Maryland Boating Safety certificate, begins February 4 from 7-9 p.m. Classes are open to all and will be held at Bacon Sail and Marine Supply ($50). Visit for more information.

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he Miles River YC (MRYC) Speaker Series will feature past commodore and naval architect Frank Debord, on Thursday, February 6 at 6 p.m. His topic: “Sailboat Performance 101—how to (legally) make your boat faster.” A buffet dinner will be served. For details and reservations, contact MRYC at (410)745-9511.

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CRUISING CLUB NOTES Oyster Feast to Benefit the Classic Yacht Restoration Guild


ndrew Carnegie said, “The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell.” Don’t be in second place! Plan now to join other fun-loving mariners for an Oyster Fest on Saturday, February 22, at 2 p.m. at the Rock Hall YC. Proceeds benefit America’s oldest active racing yacht, Elf, built in 1888. She is lovingly cared for by Captain Rick Carrion and the members of the notfor-profit organization the Classic Yacht Restoration Guild, Inc. (CYRG). We will also be celebrating her 125th with the presentation of a resolution from Maryland’s House of Delegates, presented by Delegate Jay Jacobs. Space is limited, so only 100 tickets will be available for $40 each for oysters and other food (there will be a cash bar). Plan to attend and shake off those winter blues. Click to for ticket details, call Carrion at (410) 275-2819 or (443) 566-2212, or e-mail Find directions at

##Built in 1888, Elf is the oldest active racing yacht. Photo by Dan Phelps


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id you know that Old Point Comfort YC (OPCYC) members enjoy cruising, racing, socializing—and going to school? That’s right. OPCYC is known for its vibrant education program, Pointer Maritime University (PMU), now in its seventh year. Saturday mornings during the months when we are not usually out on the water, “Pointers” gather in the classroom to learn anew or take refresher courses about operating and caring for our boats and being safe while boating. Courses run the gamut from basic boating techniques to manoverboard drills and even field trips. 2014 will be another great year for PMU with classes such as navigation using paper charts as well as new electronic “apps”; offshore cruising; teak finishing; hands-on practicum for gel coat repair; installing solar panels; and dealing with (ugh) holding tanks. We’ll also have another Virginia Safe Boating class to help members get certified to operate watercraft in the Commonwealth. For something unique, we will have a class, complete with video and photos, on how to pull a mast using the mast of another sailboat. When the weather gets warmer, we’ll be going out of the classroom and aboard several of our members’ boats for “Drivers Ed for First Mates.” Note: no skippers allowed at this class—this is for first mates and crew only! Also out of the classroom, the history and U.S. Navy buffs among us will especially want to take our field trip to the Battleship Wisconsin docked in Norfolk. To round out our curriculum, we’ll also have sailmakers and engine repair guys, classes on racing, and lots more. Sound like something you’d like to do? Then visit and see about becoming a member of our yacht club. OPCYC is located at historic Fort Monroe in Hampton, VA. As “Pointers” say: See you on the water and in the classroom! Follow us!

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CRUISING CLUB NOTES Chesapeake Paddler Association Offers an Introduction to Sea Kayaking


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##The Chesapeake Paddlers Association hosts Sea Kayaking 101 March 15.

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he Miles River YC (MRYC) Foun- Region Accessible Boating (CRAB), Freedom Rowers, YMCA of the Chesadation is seeking grant applications from eligible non-profit organizapeake, MRYC Junior Sail Camp, Girl tions for its Spring 2014 grants cycle by April 15. The MRYC Foundation was founded in 2010 as an independent 501c3 nonprofit foundation focused on supporting youthoriented competitive sailing, rowing, swimming, and other maritime educational programs in the Chesapeake Bay region. The foundation carries out its mission through grants of facilities, equipment, scholarships, and general support to non##Students discover the mysteries of the Chesapeake Bay as part profit organizations whose of the Pickering Creek Audubon Center’s Youth Conservation programs are consistent Leadership program supported by the MRYC Foundation. with its mission. It makes grants twice a year. Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay, Chesapeake Past grants totaling $101,022 have Bay Maritime Museum, MRYC Marlins been given to 18 non-profit organizations including Sultana Projects, Chesapeake Swim Team, Phillips Wharf Environ-

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Time To Get Off the Beach! Why I Joined the Philadelphia Sailing Club by Helen Aruffo


t some time in your life you’ve stood on a sandy beach somewhere, on a lake or bay, and watched the beautiful sailboats moving gracefully through the waters. You might have thought “Someday...” but dismissed the thought, because it looked like it would be very expensive to take up sailing and you don’t own a boat. Sound like you? If it does, here’s some really good news: You can sail right now. You need to join the Philadelphia Sail Club. PSC has been around for 35 years and is run entirely by volunteers. This club makes sailing opportunities available by chartering sailboats from top of the line companies, taking its members to places like the Chesapeake, the Caribbean Islands, Greece, Turkey, and Tahiti.

The benefits are many: The members of the Club are from all areas. They are single, married, and everything in between. Talk about a great opportunity to meet new people, make new friends, learn how to sail, or improve your sailing skills! You pay only for the trips you choose to take. There are many choices: maybe a weekend or two on the Chesapeake, or a week in Maine. How about Australia, or France? And talk about reasonable dues: only $40 a year. Don’t know how to sail? You’ll have the opportunity to learn as much as you want. Here’s how it works: The members of the Board decide when and where the club will sail for the coming year. The committees arrange for the charters, with only top of the line boats and charter companies, and the costs are divided among those who

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sign on for the trip. All this is done by volunteers. The crews for each boat are selected by their levels of experience. Beginners are always welcomed. Membership brings you together with men and women who love to be on the water and enjoy people and challenges. Many lifelong friendships (and a few marriages) have resulted from participation in the club’s activities. When you join this group, you’ll come to know the serenity of sailing on calm waters and the excitement and challenges of waters and winds that aren’t so calm! Things couldn’t look any better than the view of a sunset

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##Past Corinthians Annapolis Fleet Captain Andrew Barratt admiring Pearl’s craftamnship


ast Annapolis Corinthians Fleet Captain Derek Watridge and his wife Penny have sailed together for many years, mostly from their hometown of Southampton on the south coast of England and, later, after moving to the United States aboard their Cabo Rico 38, Stella Maris, completing many cruises with

Building a Pearl the Corinthians. Derek’s lifelong ambition was not just to sail in boats but to build one, and in particular, to build a traditional wooden sailboat using authentic plans and employing original materials and construction techniques. A busy family life and an engineering career requiring frequent and extensive travel left little time

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A Record-Breaking Possum Bowl


ne of the beautiful things about sailing is that it is a sport to be enjoyed throughout a lifetime. Many people start in Optis, move on to some sort of dinghy sailing, and then continue to sail keelboats with their families. Late last fall (December 6-7), St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMC) hosted the largest alumni regatta in college sailing history, with 21 FJs, 18 420s and two Sonars racing on the St. Mary’s River for the title of Possum Bowl Champion, while nearly 40 more alumni and their families watched from shore. With this record-breaking turnout, we are reminded of how sailing communities harvest lifelong dedication and friendship. Possum Bowl is one of the most looked-forward to weekends for both St. Mary’s alumni and current

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##The speedo rule ensures that alumni are comfortable and warm in undergraduates’ foul-weather gear, even if it strips the athletes down to nothing more than a swim suit.

students as evidenced by the incredible attendance of more than 20 alums that traveled 3000-plus miles to attend an event that Hilary Wiech Kotoun (’07) describes as “her favorite holiday.” Everyone embraces the cold weather, with current college sailors adopting the “speedo rule.” (The speedo rule ensures that alumni are comfortable and warm in undergradu-

ates’ foul-weather gear, even if it strips the athletes down to nothing more than a swim suit). This year, the weather was chilly enough for spray gear, but everyone warmed up after getting a few practice tacks in. Pairings, mostly comprised of alums excited to catch up with fellow graduates, but a few mixing a lucky undergrad and alumni, gave current athletes a chance to hear stories from the past. It also allows the alumni to catch up on what the program is doing. Possum Bowl, a name originating from an inside joke of the alumni of the early 90s, is held each year after the end of the collegiate fall season. Racing with alumni kept spirits high while sparking some friendly competition between generations of racers.


Varsity Team Room Named for Werblow

t. Mary’s recently built a beautiful new boathouse, and with many alumni having graduated before construction finished, Possum Bowl proved to be a great opportunity to show the team’s appreciation for the alumni’s immense support. This year’s event marked a particularly exciting anniversary for St. Mary’s head coach and accomplished leader, Adam Werblow who has coached the SMC team for 25 years. Werblow turned a prestigious sailing program into a perennial power and can claim 15 national titles in his career at St. Mary’s. When asked about his success, Werblow humbly replies, “The truth is that I have so many to thank for the support I have been given over the past 25 years. I have learned so much from the players,

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in his honor. While everyone enjoyed delicious chili and oysters for dinner, alumni took turns celebrating Werblow’s accomplishments. The stories told regaled funny and powerful memories, making obvious the impact that Werblow has made as a coach. After the speeches, a clearly moved Werblow took the time to thank everyone for their support. “College Sailing is the greatest game on the planet and a huge part of the last 30 years of my life. With regards to the honors bestowed upon me by SMC, I could not be more humbled (turns out crying like a baby in front ##Go Seahawks! of 200 people can do that to you).” St. Mary’s may have broken the record for turnout at an alumni After the sailing day was over and event, but it is a true testament to the all the boats de-rigged, Werblow was sport that sailors show such a lifelong honored by the college with a plaque respect and love for racing. that named the Varsity Team Room

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Quantum Key West Race Week 2014: Breeze On!


ey West is a different sort of place. day with two bullets in as many races. The There, you’ll find six-toed kittens boat’s win was formidable considering she playing with roosters on street corrounded the first weather mark in fourth ners. You’ll see women power-walking place. “There’s a fine line between luck down the street at 8 a.m. with a cold and great strategy,” Hutchinson said. beer in their hand. And you’ll find huge, In Division 3, Jahn Tihansky was muscled sailors riding down the main onboard Vayu2, a J/80 with skipper Ron streets on petite, beach cruiser bicycles. Buzil. “Andrew Kerr (tactician) is a real guru down here and he nailed it, keeping Although the event takes place in us in breeze and moving,” said Tihansky, one of America’s favorite vacation spots, the 2014 edition of the Quantum Key West Race Week was anything but leisurely. Sailors started off Monday morning with a 90-minute delay due to flukey, light winds, although no one gathered around the Cuban Coffee Queen ##The TP52 Quantum Racing with Terry Hutchinson as tactician took top honors in the six-boat one-design class. Photo by Ken Stanek/ seemed to be complaining. as Vayu2 won the day. In the PHRF When racing finally did commence, One class of Division Three, Eddie 40-degree wind shifts kept race commitFredericks’ Fireball with tactician Mike tees on their toes and made it difficult to Coe onboard took top honors, while Bill set a line. Sweetser’s Rush won the day in PHRF Bay boats excelled in the light winds, Two. This was Sweetser’s year to shine in with local winners showing up in two Key West, as he had historically placed divisions. On the Division One course, second in the regatta. For him, this was a Terry Hutchinson was calling tactics on great beginning. Quantum Racing’s TP52 and won the

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On Day Two, another great beginning occurred in the J/70 class when Naval Academy graduate James Allsopp and his crew onboard Moxie started out with a resounding bang: two bullets in the 62-boat class. Boat handling was the key, as the weather was nothing like the previous day’s doldrums. Instead, black skies, low clouds, and intermittent squalls kept the PROs on their feet (and some of the boats on their sides). “We were seeing massive wind shifts, pre- and post-squall, and we had to move the signal boat a couple of times,” said Ken Legler, the principal race officer in Division One. “We had to move the weather mark a few times,” he explained, before gusts started showing up in the 30-knot range and racing was abandoned for the day. But the 30-knot winds and 40-degree shifts were manageable for Catapult, the Ker 40 owned by Marc Glimcher with Annapolitan Geoff Ewenson calling tactics. Catapult scored a couple of bullets and a seventh place to win the Lewmar/ Navtec Boat of the Day award, given to

the best performance in the most hotlycontested class. If the foulies were still drying out Wednesday morning, no one seemed to mind as sailors headed out for a third day of racing in the week’s best weather. The wind was steady out of the north blowing between 12 and 16 knots, allowing for three races in each division. But despite the great weather, there were a few shakeups. Quantum Racing hooked a lobster pot during the first race, ending in a sixth place finish. Moxie never regained her breakaway stride and settled instead for a mid-fleet finish in the second race, never breaking into the top ten again. For the J/70 class, the more time sailors had on the boats proved to be the secret to success. Tim Healy, the North Sails pro and skipper of Helly Hansen (who later went on to win Boat of the Week), explained that the boats can plane in roughly 15

##Bill Sweetser, SpinSheet Chesapeake Racer Profile star in the January issue, was always a bridesmaid... until the 2014 edition of Key West Race Week. He and his Annapolis crew topped PHRF 2 on the J/109 Rush. Photo by Ken Stanek/

##Marc Glimcher’s Ker 40 Catapult placed third in the 10-boat IRC class. Photo by Ken Stanek/

“If we’re grinning, we’re winning.” ~ Kristen Berry, J World Annapolis knots of breeze, but pushing the boat to do so before conditions are right can actually end up slowing the boat down. “Going downwind, we were always in between planing and displacement mode, so you had to decide when to keep the bow up and the jib out,” he said. “It’s crucial to know when to soak it low,” he said. Some of the best competition on the water was turning out to be in the eight-boat PHRF One class, where Spaceman Spiff and Fireball, both J/111s, were within two and a half points of each other after three days of racing. But elsewhere in Division Three, Tihansky’s Vayu2 was handily running away with the regatta while Bill Sweetser’s Rush continued to find the finish line first. If Bay sailors were perhaps feeling a little confident, Thursday morning only promised more of the same: the forecast called for 11-13 knots of breeze with little to no chop, leading many to assume that this would be a day when Bay

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##Kathy Parks’ Sundog (bow 58) on a bumpy, breezy Friday at KWRW. Photo by Ken Stanek/

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boats would excel over the competition. But as she does so often, Mother Nature had plenty of tricks up her sleeve. She turned up the breeze with gusts blowing in upwards of 20, elevated the chop, and ultimately made things much more difficult for anyone on the water. This is not to say Bay sailors did not do well; they just didn’t do as well as initially anticipated. In the J/80 fleet, there was plenty of excitement as one of the race committee boats was admittedly too close to the course and got caught up in the fleet, first being hit by another boat and then itself hitting Bert Carp’s USA 11, with

Quantum Sails’ Dave Gross calling tactics. The USA 11 crew was a sight in the tent later that night, still wearing their foulies and long underwear while their skipper argued for redress, which was eventually granted. You’d think you’d see more people drinking beer in their underwear in Key West, now that we think about it. Kathy Parks’ Sundog had a collision when she was caught between a crossing situation and a hard place on the Division Two course, and later retired from the seventh race with respect to the other boat. Right on her heels was Catharine Evans, whose Mojito surprised all of us armchair tacticians when she finished in 16th place in the seventh race after a disastrous trip to Key West in which her boat was burglarized.

Despite its early success, Quantum Racing was having to take it to the mattresses in the TP52 class with Ran (owned by Skype founder Niklas Zennstrom) close on its heels after the little lobster pot incident. In the HPR class, Steve and Heidi Benjamin, the helmsman-tactician team behind the Carkeek 40 Spookie, clinched victory on Thursday by not allowing the boat to finish below third place. In the IRC Three class, however, a winner was yet to be decided with the Swan 42 Arethusa, Catapult, and the Ker 46 Tonnere de Breskens 3 all still in the hunt. Five days of racing is a lot of racing for anyone, professional or Corinthian. So after racing finished on Thursday evening, some took a greater notice of the dozen shrimp boats that had

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anchored on the southern side of Key West, anticipating northerly storms the coming day. Shrimpers on the southern side generally signal a delay in racing, as winds will be too strong. Some of the younger, less-experienced crew used this as an excuse to kick last call back an extra hour, but for the most part sailors took the opportunity to get into bed early and find some extra hours of sleep. Friday morning, the harbor chop was rolling in at two feet in height. Racing in Division Two and Three was delayed until 1:30, when winds were anticipated to calm down. And while they did calm down some, Bay sailors were only heating up. In PHRF One, Vayu2 won the regatta with a total of 16 points in 10 races, while Chris and Liz Chadwick’s Church Key finished the day strong with a bullet. Sweetser’s Rush also heard the gun, and gracefully did not compete in the last race. After four years of having the words “always

##Formerly of Annapolis, now of Bermuda, Alec Cutler and his crew on Hedgehog placed first in the Melges 32 one-design class. Photo by Ken Stanek/

a bridesmaid…” ringing in his ears, Sweetser finally won the regatta with a whopping eight points between himself and the next competitor. In PHRF One, Fredericks’ Fireball sputtered a bit with a couple of mid-fleet finishes to tie Robin Team’s Teamwork for second place. In PHRF Two, Glenn Doncaster’s Nanuq came in third. In the

J/70 fleet, Parks and her Sundog crew returned to the race course and reclaimed fifth place in the Corinthian division, earning her a spot in the 2014 J/70 World Championships. Allsopp’s Moxie finished the day strong and ended up 17th in the fleet. For tons of Key West pictures, videos, and more, be sure to visit

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The 60th Anniversary of the Race for the Ice Bowl


n the best weather of the week with ebrated the 50th anniversary of the sunshine and an eight to 14 knot event’s first sailing on New Year’s Day southerly/sea breeze combination, 1955 and initiated a year-long celebrasix Solings raced the 60th edition tion of the 50th Anniversary of the of the famous New Year’s Day Ice SSA. Like the 2014 edition, the Ice Bowl—up the Severn River around Bowl of 2004 was sailed on a beautiSt. Helena Island and back. Tom Price, ##A 13-mile-long, 60-year-old New Year’s Day Murray Leigh, and Tradition: the Ice Bowl. Photo by Carolyn Long Courtney Jenkins of the Gibson Island Yacht Squadron won the race and beat the 33-time winner, Stu Walker of the host club, Severn Sailing Association (SSA), and his crew of Bruce and Owen Empey. Andy Dize and his crew of Sandy Westphal and Mary-Sophia Smith took third. Sandy, helming Andy’s boat (while ful, sunny day and was won by Tom he did the foredeck) for the upriver Price (crewing for Sean Smith in an leg under spinnaker, so successfully Interntional 14)! emulated the great Sam Merrick that The three International 14s sailing she was awarded the trophy presented in 2004 represented the original fleet, in his memory for outstanding perforwhich inaugurated the Ice Bowl (the mance downwind. first race to be conducted under the Ten years ago on New Year’s Day auspices of the newly created SSA), 2004, the largest fleet ever to sail an established its traditional course Ice Bowl—three International 14s, (either way around St. Helena Island) eight Solings, and nine J/22s—cel-

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and for 19 years thereafter, raced alone on New Year’s Day. The Solings joined the International 14s in 1974 and began their own, now 41-year old, series. On New Year’s Day 2014, Tom took an early lead and, in the seven to eight knot southerly, managed to hold that lead all the way up the river to the mid-Round Bay leeward mark. But Tom arrived there a mere half-boat length ahead of the other five boats, all overlapped. (Never has an entire fleet been so close after four miles of sailing!) Tom claims that it was his maintenance of that slim lead around that mark, despite the attempt of two boats to gybe into an inside overlap, that subsequently permitted him, as he rounded St. Helena Island, to hold port gybe until far to leeward of his competitors and beyond the island’s infamous shadow. As they rounded the entrance mark into Little Round Bay, the other five boats gybed to the shorter course, forced each other to windward, ever closer to the back side of the island and, in its lee, moved ever more slowly. Tom held port, gybed only when he was far to leeward, broke into the open, dropped his spinnaker, sheeted in his jib and romped away! Stu emerged in second, a quarter mile astern of Tom and although he pulled away from his followers, was never a threat to catch the leader. His second place dropped his victory percentage to 57, slightly impairing his hope of going into his grave at better than 50 percent.

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Bigger Each Year, and Better Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week


n 2013, Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week became the largest regatta of its kind in the Western Hemisphere with 278 keelboats and nearly 2500 competitors on the water. They were accommodated by a volunteer corps of 100 individuals on shore and more than 150 on the water and supported by more

than 20 sponsors. And the regatta, April 10-13, is expected to grow in 2014. Now in its 19th year, Charleston Race Week (CRW) offers a special combination of superb competition, a unique venue, and unrivalled Southern hospitality Here are a few of the anticipated highlights: CRW organizers will offer

##Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week. Photo by Meredith Block

additional panel discussions featuring some of the sport’s top names (Ed Baird will be the moderator); seminars; and a match racing exhibition. For the first time ever, the organizers have had to set a 60-boat limit for each inshore class. Due to geographic restrictions, Charleston’s harbor can’t accommodate more than 60 boats on a starting line (with three separate race courses set at the same time) and still enable the race officers to ensure top quality race management. Another first will be the inclusion of multihulls. If there is sufficient interest, the organizers will provide a class for multihulls (from 27 to 45 feet LOA) that are capable of sailing offshore. These boats will be scored using PHRF. To translate “Southern hospitality,” think festive beach parties with food (full dinner on two of the four nights, hors d’oeuvres or chili on the other two), drink (beer, wine, and Goslings Rum drinks every night), and live music. Among the 128 CRW entries that had registered by the first of the year, 25 were boats from around the Chesapeake Bay, otherwise known as SpinSheet readers.

Annapolis Labor Day Regatta Two Days Racing and One Day Off


f you haven’t said it, you’ve heard it: three days of racing over a holiday weekend can be rough. The organizers of the new Annapolis Labor Day Regatta—Annapolis YC, Eastport YC, and Gibson Island Yacht Squadron—have been doing their homework and asking racers what they want. Two days of racing and one day off to spend with family. That’s what racers wanted, and that’s what they will get. The Annapolis Labor Day Regatta’s weekend schedule, August 30-31, will include a Saturday distance race (a pursuit start is under consideration to 70 February 2014 SpinSheet

get everyone to the party on time) and buoy races on both days. The Saturday night party will unfold on the “grassy knoll,” as racers know it, at the AYC annex and on Sunday at EYC. (Yes, you read correctly. No City Dock party this time around.) “This race is about what the sailors want,” says AYC’s Linda Ambrose. Organizers are working on party entrance, drink, and food ticket com-

##Parties for the Annapolis Labor Day Regatta 2014 will be held in Eastport.

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Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year 2013

rom a deep field of contenders, Brian Porter of Fontana, WI, and Jody Starck of Amherst, NY, have been named U.S. Sailing’s 2013 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year. The two sailors topped a shortlist of nine men and six women who were nominated by members of U.S. Sailing and then evaluated by a panel of sailing journalists. A first-time nominee, Porter topped 58 boats at the Sperry Top-Sider Melges 24 World Championship in San Francisco, CA, in what was described by one panel member as “white-hot competition at an incredibly difficult venue.” Porter

more exciting than the other two times, because I am at a different stage in my life. Sailing isn’t my main focus, but I’m grateful to still be competitive.” Porter and Starck will be formally recognized on Tuesday, February 25, during a luncheon at the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco where they will be presented with specially engraved Rolex timepieces.

##Three-time Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year Jody Starck.

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(at age 55) says that rather than focusing on awards, he stays focused on the next race. Of the Rolex award, he says, “I was so thrilled to be nominated, but to actually win it… it’s hard to describe how I feel.” Starck (née Swanson), age 48, first won the Rolex Award in 1989, and in 2004 won a second time for becoming the first (and thus far, only) woman to skipper to victory at the Lightning North Americans, notorious for its large fleets and intense competition. In 2013, she won the Lightning World Championship as crew and the Lightning Atlantic Coast Championship as skipper. Reflecting on winning the Rolex award for her third time, Starck says, “I’m completely blown away by it; this time around, it’s Follow us!

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s far as most Southern Bay racers are concerned, the 2014 season is well underway. On frigid January 1, the season began with the Dana Dillon Memorial New Year’s Madness Race in Hampton Roads and in the York River area with the Seaford YC New Year’s Day Race. So, atop the “big” boat, leader board for now are Ben Cuker, Callinectes, winner of NY Madness, and Dan Smoker, Smoke, winner at Seaford. On the dinghy racing front, the heartiest of the hearty, Laser racers, have kept right on going, through cold and damp and wind, at the Sunday racing honcho-ed by Robert Suhay. This particular bunch sails every winter Sunday at the confluence of the Lafayette and Elizabeth Rivers in Hampton Roads. And, they keep racing throughout the year. A new frostbite series began the first Sunday in January and continues through the cold of winter at Hampton YC using the club’s Sonars. The CBYRA schedule for Region 4 (Virginia and some of eastern North Carolina) is published. More than 50 representatives from more than 20 clubs and municipal events worked diligently to have the schedule complete and available for crew gatherings, boatyard schedules, family vacation planning, camping and hotel reservation making, organization publications and websites, and… well, life in general. Spring comes fast on the Southern Bay and racers are anxious already.

For 2014 there will be cornerstone events, Southern Bay Race Week for racers of every stripe in early June and in mid August, the Cape Charles Cup, which leans toward those of the cruising persuasion and point-to-point races. In addition, this year the first ever J/70 Class Chesapeake Championship Regatta will happen the first weekend in November. And, in eastern North Carolina, a new organization on the racing scene, Sail NC, will host the International A-Class Catamaran North American Championship in June. There are three major charity races on the Southern Bay. In mid July, just before a lot of racers head off to the Screwpile Lighthouse Regatta in Solomons comes the well-established Southern Chesapeake Bay Leukemia Regatta. The first weekend in October brings the Hospice Turkey Shoot Regatta, and on Veterans Day weekend in November, the Independence Fund Regatta, designed to honor and support disabled veterans, will have its inaugural event. Of course, there are sundry weekend races and mid-week “after work” series. There will be ‘round the buoys races, through the night races, ‘round lighthouses races, holiday weekend races, city festival races, and even a race to the Virginia Beach oceanfront. In the Southern Bay, racers race throughout the year and they have plenty of water in which to ply their trade. And, so it begins—2014!

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hat does 2014 hold for you and your small-boat sailing? Have some empty weekends you’d like to fill by trying a new class of one-design sailing? Dinghy sailors are notoriously eager to introduce new sailors to their fleets, so if a regatta looks interesting, don’t hesitate to contact someone who sails that kind of boat to learn more. The easiest way to do this is by contacting someone at the fleet’s class office (via their website). Just say you’d like to try sailing with them! The biggest danger may be that you have so much fun that you wind up wanting to buy multiple new boats… Junior sailors have a very special opportunity this year: Severn Sailing Association (SSA) and the Annapolis Snipe Fleet will hold a qualifying regatta to determine five U.S. slots for the 2015 Snipe Junior World Championship, which will be held in Italy. The Snipe class ( considers sailors up to and including age 21 (can’t turn 22 in that calendar year) to be juniors, which includes most college students. The qualifier regatta will be held at SSA June 21-22, and organizers plan to keep the entry fee—which will include a clinic on June 20 and charter boat if needed—under $100. Interested? Contact Henry Filter ( or (410) 991-9063). Snipes will also enjoy solid fleets at the annual Colonial Cup (June 14-15—a great practice regatta for the junior qualifier the following weekend) and Frigid Digit (October 4-5). SSA will also host the Soling National Championship (, April 4-6, Follow us!

and the Thistle District Championship (, May 31-June 1. Rock Hall YC (RHYC) will host the Comet National Championship ( June 21-22 as part of its annual one-design regatta. The Hampton One-Design fleet, a native Chesapeake boat (hamptononedesign. com), will hold its national championship at Fishing Bay YC (FBYC), August

8-10. Hamptons are gorgeous boats— check them out! FBYC will also host the Flying Scot Atlantic Coast Championship ( on September 20. Star sailors ( will get a special treat as they descend on picturesque Oxford for their North American Championship, October 8-12. The Tred Avon YC (TAYC) will host this regatta, which should draw some big-name sailors. The Bay, which last year featured a good number of North American, national, and district championships, is a tad lighter this year as far as the “big name” regattas go. But there are several big regattas that are a relatively easy drive away from Chesapeakeland.

InterClub Nationals, April 5-6, Manhasset Bay YC, Port Washington, NY: Regatta organizers intend to have loaner boats available. Star Western Hemisphere Championship, June 14-20, Sunapee YC, Sunapee, NH: U.S. Laser Masters’ Championship (age 35+), October 12-14, Rochester YC, Rochester, NY: rochesteryc. com. Lightning Youth World Championship, June 28-July 2, Buffalo Canoe Club, Ridgeway, Ontario: Limited slots for U.S. teams are available, so check with the class office at Buffalo Canoe Club is a phenomenal place to sail and vacation in the summertime! Lightning Atlantic Coast Championship, July 26-27, New Bedford YC, Dartmouth, MA: Yacht clubs around our area are still finalizing their regatta schedules for the year, so check back with them as spring progresses to fill out your sailing fun for the year. Here are some of the yacht clubs that often host dinghy regattas: • FBYC: • Hampton YC: • Potomac River Sailing Association: • RHYC: • SSA: • TAYC: Have fun planning your 2014 sailing adventurees. See you on the water! SpinSheet February 2014 73

Chesapeake Racer Profile

Koralina Pior


oralina Pior did not come from a family of experienced sailors, growing up in a coastal suburb of Houston, TX. “My hometown was kind of like Annapolis, but things were more spread out because it’s Texas,” she says. Regardless, the appeal of sailing snagged her at an early age. “I started sailing when I was about 12 on a Sunfish I got from my brother’s friend. My grandfather and dad helped me fix it up, since they didn’t make the parts anymore. My grandfather made all the pieces out of bronze or brass, fashioning me a new daggerboard and rudder.” Despite all the hard work, the boat fell apart during its first race. But that didn’t stop Pior from tinkering with the boat, and sailing it every chance she had. “One day, I was out sailing, it and this guy from the yacht club saw me. He needed somebody small to crew for him on a J/24, but he thought it would be weird if he just went up to me and asked, ‘How much do you weigh?’ So after I got back to shore, he had a female crewmember come up

and ask me. We had a weird start, but it turned out to be a great fit.” Pior’s first big regatta was on the J/24 during the North Americans. From there the boat went on to race the Texas circuit with Pior on the foredeck. When it was time for her to go to college, she didn’t think of sailing but instead went to school on an art scholarship. Like her grandfather and father, she has a gift for welding metals. After graduating college, Pior spent the early part of 2009 looking for jobs. A friend and former J/World coach introduced her to Jeff Jordan, codirector of J/World Annapolis, who said he was interested in bringing her onboard. “I don’t think Jeff knew that I physically lived in Texas, because one day I got an email that said ‘Spring Training starts this weekend!’ When I told him that was a little short notice, he said if I came out, he’d give me a job. And everybody said I’d be crazy not to take it. I was only 20, and I wanted to do something fun before going corporate.”

Pior ended up working five seasons with J/World before she was approached by the Chesapeake Boating Club (CBC) to come work for them. The CBC had recently purchased Getaway Sailing, in Baltimore, and was looking for someone to run their day-to-day operations. “I don’t think anyone knew what my role was going to be at the beginning, but we’ve really come a long way.” And how does sailing in Baltimore compare to Annapolis? “I love sailing into Baltimore because you feel like you’re being enveloped in the buildings. You’re sailing on a skyline; the hustle and bustle of the city and the calming environment of sailing. Of course, because of the buildings, the wind won’t be the same 10 feet from where you are. If you can appreciate different, you can appreciate Baltimore.”

Q&A Tell us a favorite sailing memory. Sailing in the Strait of Gibraltar was probably the most terrifying. I was on watch in the middle of the night, recovering from a cold, and I couldn’t get the auto pilot to work. I sailed manually through the Strait with all these gigantic ships… it was just insane. What’s on your sailing bucket list? I’m hoping to do the New Caldonia to New Zealand (roughly 900 miles) with my Strait of Gibraltar partner. 74 February 2014 SpinSheet

How can we get on your good side? I’m really into dinosaurs. And cookies. And M&Ms. So bring me a dinosaurshaped cookie with M&Ms. Favorite sailing movie? “Wind.” I wish I could have a better response to this! What’s your most essential piece of gear in your gear bag? I always have my Texas state flag bandana on me. It’s so useful! And, it’s the Texas state flag.

If you could sail with anyone, who would it be? My grandfather. He was a really skilled craftsman and he custom-built all the pieces for my first Sunfish. He passed away a few years ago. On my dad’s 50th birthday we were out sailing together, and he told me that my grandfather had never gone sailing. He helped launch me into this life I love so much, and he never got to experience it himself. I’d like for him to experience it with me.

Under New Ownership

Giving Back Offshore Sailing School founders and owners Steve and Doris Colgate were recently presented with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) National Chairman’s Citation, given in part for the Colgates’ support of the Leukemia Cup Regatta fundraising events throughout the years. Offshore Sailing School has donated their fleet of Colgate 26 sailboats for use in LLS-sponsored regattas, and have supported the LLS through special events. But this is only the beginning of Offshore Sailing School’s involvement with the LLS, says Doris Colgate, Offshore President and CEO. “We’re pleased to continue our commitment to support the important efforts of the LLS and Leukemia Cup Regatta Series in 2014, with even more special events planned as Offshore Sailing School will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year.” Offshore is kicking off its 50th year with a contest open to any prior Offshore students and sailors. Running through September 1, entrants are encouraged to use any form of artistic expression to depict how sailing has impacted their lives. The grand prize is dinner with the Colgates at the exclusive New York YC in New York City, while other prizes include a week-long private charter for four, a week-long stay for two at the tropical South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island (complete with Colgate 26), and a two-night stay at the Inn at Perry Cabin in St. Michaels, MD. For more information and complete rules, click on

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Brewer Yacht Yard Group has acquired the Oxford Boatyard and Mears Yacht Haven Marina, both in Oxford, MD. The new Brewer Oxford Boatyard and Marina is the company’s 23rd full service marina and boatyard located between Maryland and Maine, and is the company’s furthest south. “We are thrilled to be taking over this wonderful operation,” says Rives Potts, president of Brewer Yacht Yard Group. “This allows us to extend our operations further south to accommodate our existing customers who travel the East Coast each year, and to gain new friends in the Chesapeake Bay area.” Oxford Boatyard was founded in 1866.

New Look, Same Quality Service Bacon Sails and Supplies has launched a new website to better reflect the full extent of their offering. Easily search through their Docking, Boats and Motors, Electrical, and Canvas departments, along with many others, and find a great new resource in outfitting your boat.

Shippin’ Up to Boston Guy Gauvin has joined Boston BoatWorks as their new service manager. Gauvin was previously general manager of Hinckley Yacht Company’s service yards in Oxford and Annapolis, MD, as well as Portsmouth, RI. Gauvin will now be working out of the Charlestown Maritime Center in the newly-expanded boat building and service yard.

Now Hiring Want to be a sailing instructor, or know someone who would be perfect? J/World is hiring! For information visit or visit them at the Marine and Maritime Career Fair (along with dozens of other exhibitors–see our coverage on page 19) on February 22 at Annapolis High School. We’ll see you there!

Boatyard Party Was Not a Flop

Party goers winning prizes for wearing flip flops in Annapolis on a 15-degree night was only part of the fun at a lighthearted, jam-packed We’re Not in Key West Party January 23. The next day, the Boatyard Bar & Grill donated $500 of the proceeds to the Box of Rain Foundation to support its year-round programs for local youth.

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Sabre S28-II ’79 Sloop $12,250 Good cond. 4’8” draught, 9’3” beam. Wheel steering, NEW: batteries, alternator, charger, tachometer, chartplotter/ fishfinder, VHF, cabin lights, head, running rigging. New bimini, sail cover, binnacle cover and jib UV cover. Bottom paint 2011. Furling jib, wheel steering, AC. Volvo MD7-A. 4 sails. 2 anchors. Depth meter. Deale, MD Contact Gary: (303) 775-5453 or      30’ Catalina ’94 Mark III Tall Rig Wing Keel 3’-10”, depth, speed, dodger, bimini, Mail Lazy Bag, spinnaker, walkthru transom, 1292 hrs on eng, new vhf, 410-692-0873, In water in Oxford MD $39,500 (410) 215-7360.     

19’ Cape Dory Typhoon ’74 Good cond.. Well maintained by current owner. Bottom painted with Micron July 2013. Sails includes main, genoa and jib. Reliable 5-hp Nissan long-shaft. Slip paid thru March 2014. $3450 (301) 920-0300.     

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Ericson 35 Mk II ’77 $29,900 (Eastern Shore – Galena),many upgrades. 3GM30 w/low hrs, new 2011 fully battened UK main and 130% jib on Profurl. UK lazy cradle & matching dodger. Lewmar 48’s primaries. New bottom paint. (443) 603-8886.     

37’ Southerly 115 ’06 $249,000. One owner, lift-kept, fresh water boat. Attractive center cockpit model w/fully retractable swing keel, which provides deep draft performance. Raymarine electronics, bow-thruster. Andrew Smith (410) 533-5362,    

Grand Soleil 40 ’03 Head south in speed, comfort and style on board this Italian beauty. Lightly used & extremely well priced at $199,000. Please call for complete details & viewing instructions. Harold @ Annapolis Yacht Company 410-268-7171     Schock 35 ‘85 Model w/recent open cockpit, many other upgrades, roller furler, etc…. Excellent cond., being sold w/basic sail inventory. Private head, Sleeps 4 to 6, Fast cruiser or PHRF racer. Great value at $19,000. Call or text 443-254-5490.     35’ Young Sun Cutter ’83 Perry designed double ender, Yanmar dsl, radar, Aries vane, water maker, dodger, classic blue water cruiser. Hampton, VA Price Reduced. $47,500 ahaleva@aol. com (407) 488-6958.     Hunter 376 ’98 Seriously, a cleaner 376 you will not find! It’s my hobby to keep it pristine while as it sits in front of my house. Go to for pictures and all details. Price reduced to $71,500. (410) 252-1115.     

Donate Your Boat, Planet Hope Is a local 501(c)3. Teaching youth from DC, Maryland and Virginia to sail for over 15 years. (800) 518-2816.     


Tartan 34-2 ’88 Beautiful, well-built, well maintained & well equipped. Dodger, bimini, AC, autopilot, refrig., self-tailing winches, chartplotter, new instruments, full winter cover. Full details and photos at, (443) 865-0889..    

J/35 Rampage ’85 One of the rare J35s with an Original Wheel. Boat includes a large number of sails. (570) 336-0786.     

DINGHIES Trinka 8’ Sailing Dinghy ’03 Complete rig, oars, floorboards. Asking $700. Contact David @ 202-244-3712.     

33’ Hunter ‘05 29-hp Yanmar; bimini, dodger and connecter; Raymarine ST60 wind/speed/depth; Autopilot; C-80 radar-chartplotter; reverse-cycle AC/ heat; In-mast furling; asymmetrical spinnaker; Inverter, TV, More! $75,000. 603-560-0904.    

31’ Tartan ’88 Bora Bora is a nicely kept T31 located at Topping, VA (Regent Point). She has a lot of cruising amenities to offer and is fun to sail! $47,000 (804) 775-3381,    

37’ Hunter ’88 cruising sloop Ready to sail, Yanmar dsl, 110 furling jib, Dutchman mainsail, well equipped instrumentation, air/heat, Sea Scouts $27,500, Steve Alexander,, 301 646 0805    

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     

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BROKERAGE & CLASSIFIED 42’ Beneteau 423 ‘03 Voted CW’s top 40 cruising boats! Great cond., low hrs, full winter cover, Chartplotter, Aircon, autopilot & more. $169,500. Deltaville, VA. Contact Jonathan at 804-776-7575 or    

53’ Amel Mango ’88 Incredibly strong and simple to handle offshore cruiser. This one has been around the globe and is ready to go out again! Asking $199,000. Contact Harold @ Annapolis Yacht Company (410) 268-7171 or    

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42’ Beneteau 423 ’03 Serendipity is sparkling inside and out! Only 400 hours! Come and take a look for yourself. Asking $169,900. Contact Aaron Moeller Aaron@AnnapolisYachtSales. com or 410-267-8181.     42’ Sabre 426 ’06 Removable inner forestay, Removable running back stays, Rod Rigging, Harken adjustable jib fairleads, special SSB grounding throughout the hull. Very Motivated Seller! $299,900 Contact Pat 410-2678181 or     44’ Cal 44 ’85 Well maintained; lots of safety gear. Perfect for long term cruising. ICW capable rig and Bahamas draft, she’s ready for your next adventure! $119,000 Contact Tim (410) 267-8181 or tim@annapolisyachtsales. com     49’ Jeanneau 49 DS ’05 Gorgeous, clean boat, 3 large cabins, loaded with A/C, generator, great electronics package, fully enclosed cockpit canvas. Asking $319,000. Contact Keith 410-267-8181 or     50’ Beneteau 50 ‘04 Equipped for cruising and on land in Annapolis until sold. Asking $324,900 Contact Dan at 410-267-8181 or     

50’ Celestial 50 ’99 Absolutely stunning boat. Perfect cruiser. On her way back 34’ Beneteau First Class 10 ’85  from Europe now, so she will be ready for your next adventure! $288,000 L’Outrage is a proven race winner. Contact Tim (410) 267-8181 or Custom trailer & new genoa await. Price     Reduced for a quick sale. $40,000. Call Bob Oberg 410-267-8181 or     

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37’ Tartan 3700 Two available 2006 & 2008 - Both in great shape, well equipped and ready for their next adventures. Both here in Annapolis and ready to show. 265k & 285k - Call CYS Now to see them both! 410-269-0939     26’ Tartan Fantail ’14 We have both the DaySailor and WeekEnder in stock. Ready to go excellent incentives. SailAway package at 98k DaySailor & 110k Weekender. Contact you CYS Broker today for a test sail 410-269-0939    

Mariner 36 Well built solid cruising boat with fin keel & skeg rudder, full enclosure, new mainsail $59,000 757-480-1073     37’ Fisher Motorsailer Excellent cond., new North sails, Flag blue Awlgrip hull, rock solid construction $98,500 see full details at 757-480-1073      Island Packet 40 ’97 Beautiful boat, fully equipped for extensive cruising the way you would want it to be $189,500. Full details at 757-480-1073     42’ Endeavour Center Cockpit ’88  Inboom furling mainsail, large aft cabin, this is a very roomy good sailing boat that has received very good care. RIB with 15-hp outboard. Bottom barrier coated, 2009 AC. $117,000    

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38’ Sabre 38 ’85 Turnkey w/upgrades including new Raymarine C90W chartplotter/GPS, New “ultra thin” TV, propane BBQ grill, reverse cycle heat/ air, more. RECENTLY REDUCED: $64,500! Contact Bob 410-267-8181 or    

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38’ C&C 115 ’11 Demo model. Owner by overseas dealer. Excellent value asking $185,000 ALL OFFERS CONSIDERED. over 300k to replace. Needs Sails, Bottom paint and star to steer towards...Call your CYS broker 410-269-0939      31’ Pacific Seacraft ’89 Currently four PSC 31s on the market @ CYS with varying equipment and pricing. Great pocket cruiser w/excellent reputation. From $73,500 to $95,000     

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1990 Beneteau 32s5 2 from $125,000

2001 Shannon Shoal Sailor 32 $159,700

1984 Nelson Marek 45 $79,000

2010 Jeanneau 42 DS $219,000

1984 Wauquiez Hood 38 MKII $66,900

2004 Beneteau 50 $329,900

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Bristol Channel Cutter BCC28 ‘87 .....$74,900 Baba Ta-Shing 30 ‘83 .........................$39,900 C&C 30 Mark II ‘88 ............................$44,900 Catalina 30 ‘90....................................$29,900 Beneteau 311 ‘03................................$57,500 Catalina 310 ‘00 .................................$58,400 Pearson 31 ‘87.....................................$26,900 Tartan 31 ‘88 .......................................$39,900 Beneteau 32s5 ‘90 2 from ..................$25,000 Catalina 320 ‘00 .................................$67,500 Shannon Shoal Sailor 32 ‘01 .......... $159,700 Cape Dory 33 ‘84 ...............................$54,900 Cherubini Raider ‘81 ...........................$22,000 Frers 33 ‘88 ..........................................$32,500 Tashing Mason 33 ‘86 ........................$67,000 Beneteau 343 ‘07 ‘08 ‘09 4 from .. $115,000 Beneteau First Class 10 ‘85 ................$40,000 C& C 34 ‘80 ‘81 2 from .....................$21,000 Cal 34 ‘70 ............................................$35,000 Hunter 340 ‘98 ....................................$58,900 J Boats J-105 34 ‘00............................$69,900 Sabre 34 ‘79 ........................................$32,000 Beneteau 350 ‘89................................$39,900 Bristol 35.5 ‘78 ....................................$60,000

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C&C Landfall 35 ‘82 ...........................$39,900 Endeavour 35 ‘85 ................................$44,900 Hunter 356 ‘03 ....................................$89,900 Hunter Legend 35.5 ‘90......................$47,400 Schock 35 ‘01 ......................................$49,500 Wauquiez Pretorian ‘85 ......................$74,900 Beneteau 361 ‘01................................$96,900 Beneteau First 36.7 ‘04 ‘09 2 from....$85,000 Cape Dory 36 ‘81 ..............................$65,000 Catalina 36 Mark II ‘98 ......................$75,000 Freedom Yachts 36 ‘ 87 ......................$74,900 Hunter 36 ‘05 .................................... $110,000 Sabre 362 ‘01 .................................. $188,000 Hunter 376 ‘97 ‘98 2 from .................$82,500 Beneteau First 38 ‘83 ..........................$39,900 Bristol 38.5 ‘85 ................................. $112,900 C&C 38 MKII ‘77 ................................$38,500 Cabo Rico 38 ‘88 ................................$89,900 Catalina 380 ‘01 .............................. $122,500 Freedom 38 ‘90 ...................................$79,900 Hunter 380 ‘ 00 ...................................$98,500 Morgan 382 ‘ 79.................................$42,500 Sabre 38 ‘83 ........................................$69,500 Sabre 38 ‘83 ‘85 2 from ...................$64,500

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Wauquiez Hood 38 ‘86 .................. $110,000 Wauquiez Hood 38 MKII ‘84 ............$67,400 Beneteau 393 ‘02 ‘04 2 from ......... $110,000 Pearson 39 ‘87.....................................$59,500 Beneteau 40 ‘08 ‘09 2 from............ $189,900 Beneteau 40CC ‘97 ......................... $117,500 Beneteau First 405 ‘87 ..................... $110,000 Caliber 40 LRC ‘99 ........................... $159,000 Delphia 40 ‘06 .................................. $154,900 Hunter Legend 40.5 ‘95......................$89,500 Jeanneau 40 DS ‘03......................... $165,000 Beneteau 411 ‘ ‘01 3 from .............. $109,900 Cayenne 41 ‘87...................................$69,900 Hallberg-Rassy 41 ‘79.........................$85,000 Island Trader Formosa 41 Ketch ‘77 .$39,900 Lagoon 410-S2 ‘03 .......................... $339,000 Lord Nelson 41 ‘87 ......................... $174,000 Morgan Classic 41 ‘90 .......................$79,000 Tartan 412 ‘90 .................................. $134,500 Beneteau 423 ‘03 2 from ................ $169,500 Sabre 426 ‘06 .................................. $299,900 Swan 42 ‘81...................................... $129,900 Beneteau Sense 43 ‘12 .................... $299,900 Pan Oceanic Pilot House Cutter 43 ‘81$79,500

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Schucker 436 Motorsailer ‘79 ...........$77,000 Beneteau Oceanis 440 ‘93 ............. $139,900 Cal 44 ‘85 ......................................... $119,000 Dean 440 Catamaran ‘02 ............... $249,000 Reliance 44 ‘92................................. $159,000 Hunter 45 CC ‘07 ‘08 2 from.......... $247,500 Nelson Marek 45 ‘84 .........................$79,000 Steel Pilothouse Howdy Bailey 45 ‘04$498,500 Beneteau 46 3-cabin ‘07 ................. $259,900 CAL 2-46 ‘74........................................$69,000 Hunter 460 ‘00 ................................. $159,900 Leopard 46 CAT ‘08 ........................ $599,000 Scheeps & Jachtbouw Steel Ketch ‘82$95,000 Tartan 4600 ‘93 ‘95 2 from ............ $225,000 Beneteau 47.7 ‘04............................ $240,000 Beneteau 473 ‘ 01 ‘02 2 from ........ $195,000 Jeanneau 49 DS ‘05......................... $319,000 Beneteau 50 ‘96 ‘04 2 from............ $174,900 Beneteau Custom Series ‘04 ............ $274,900 Beneteau M-505 ‘00 ........................ $164,900 Celestial 50 Pilot House ‘99 ............ $288,000 Tayana 52 ‘89 .................................. $210,000 Swede 55’ 78 ................................... $159,900 Franz Maas 76 ‘74........................... $249,000

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38’ Freedom ’90 Amazing boat. Lots of updates & improvements. Newer electronics, painted hull & deck, Carbon rig, self tacking job & more. This boat is turnkey & ready for fall sailing now. Sellers want a bigger boat now! Asking $95,000    

40’ Pacific Seacraft ’96 ROCKIN’ CHAIR. Standout Crealock design. Meticulous care; many upgrades including Lighthouse windlass, full cockpit enclosure, AIS, cutter rig, twin furlers, 7 sails, etc. Reduced to $245,000. 410269-0939    

43’ Saga 43 96 Moonstruck is well equipped and ready for coastal or extended cruising. Many updates, shows well and has recently been reduced to $215,000 - Owner says sell... Offers Encouraged! 410-269-0939     

49’ Jeanneau 49DS ’07 Well equipped owner’s layout w/convertible aft cabin to a kind single. Chesapeake Bay sailing only. Excellent price and value - lightly used! ! Asking $316,000 Schedule an appointment to see her today! 410-269-0939    

409 Chester Avenue, Suite A Annapolis, MD 21403 1.855.266.5676 | 40’ Tartan 4000 ’12 New Demo model, Full warranties. Ready for delivery, see her at Newport and Annapolis Shows! Genset, Air, radar/plotters. LED lighting, carbon rig, Epoxy hull PLUS all the luxuries of home. $410,000 Trades considered! 410-269-0939

30’ Seidelmann ’80 A proven classic racer/cruiser design with 11 feet of beam, she feels much larger than she is, asking only $9,000. Contact Rob Dorfmeyer (216) 533-9187 or      41’ Tartan 4100 ’02 Midnight” - Well equipped including Genset, Air Con, blue hull, newer sails, Low hrs (700). ready for Coastal cruising. New boat On rrder. Contact Mike 410-269-0939 or     

40’ Hans Christian Christina ’88 World cruiser with all the safety gear, dingy w/engine; conveyed, $157,000. 30’ EndeavourCat Catamaran ’94 She loves the oceans and the Islands. $47,500 40-hp Honda w/ Lift, full batten Contact Rob Dorfmeyer (216) 533-9187 main, full cockpit enclosure, CLEAN!! or      Call Tony Tumas cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), Office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details.,    

42’ Hunter 420 Center Cockpit ‘99 2 ensuite staterooms/ 2 heads. Yanmar 62hp, all weather enclosed cockpit. $124,000. Call Randy Walterhoefer 917478-4944 Curtis Stokes & Associates,    

51’ Little Harbor Pilothouse ’96 Well maintained performance cruiser. Beautiful condition. New Yanmar 160hp. $374,500. Call Randy Walterhoefer 917-478-4944 Curtis Stokes and Associates    

56’ Atlantis Yachts ’02 Proven passagemaker, bow and stern thruster, tender garage, swing keel . $345,000 . Call Rob Dorfmeyer 216-533-9187 Curtis Stokes and Associates    

36’ Hunter ’07 $119,900 In-mast, cruis spin, C80 plotter, Air/Heat, exceptionally clean - Very low hrs - A MUST SEE! - Call Tony Tumas Cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), Office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details. Email:,     37’ Dickerson ’83 $47,500 Sloop w/ removable staysail, full batten main, radar, SSB, Pilot, GPS, Dink - Call Tony Tumas (443) 553-5046 (day or eve),     40.5’ Hunter ’94 $88,500 Full batten main, full canvas, Heat/Air, radar, plotter, winter cover - Call Tony Tumas Cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), Office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details. Email:,     49’ Hunter ’08 $269,900 Loaded and very clean - In-Mast furling, electric winches, electric headsail furler, Air/ Heat, gen, radar, plotter, pilot Call Tony Tumas Cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), Office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details. Email:,     50’ Beneteau 510 ’93 $148,500  4 Cabin, 4 head w/ crew quarters, InMast, Air/Heat and much more. Call Tony Tumas Cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), Office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details. Email:,    

New listings 39’ Bavaria 3 stateroom/ 2 heads. 55hp Volvo w/ 400 hrs. watermaker, wind generator, solar panels, inverter. $145,000. Call Randy Walterhoefer 917478-4944 Curtis Stokes & Associates

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36’ Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 36i ’09 Asking $99,000. Comfortable 2 cabin version, sails & points great with fin keel. Secure decks and generous cockpit w/ deep storage lockers. Large head w/ separate shower. 800-672-1327,    

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33’ Beneteau 331 ’03 This boat shows like new-- Rare mid cabin head layout Beautiful $82,500 Jay 410-977-9460 Jay@Knot10.Com     37’ Tartan 37 Sloop ’82 Quality Yacht, Shoal draft, very well maintained $65,500 Jay 410-977-9460    

39’ Beneteau Cyclades 39 ’07 Asking $99,000. Great cruising yacht, comfortable at anchor and underway. Nav station conveniently by companionway. Sails fast, points well. Professionally maintained. 800-6721327    

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38’ Hunter 386 ’03 The Hunter 386 can be sailed single handed, has huge accommodations below and has ample storage room. Priced at $119,000 Call Jay at (410) 977-9460 or     42’ Hunter 420 ’04 This yacht has every option Hunter offered plus Bow Truster and Full cover. Full queen in aft cabin $149,900 Jay 410-977-9460 or     

47’ Bavaria 47 ’00 One of the most Beautiful sloops on the water. Performance and Quality-- Only one available on East Coast $211,000 Call Jay at (410) 977-9460 or     

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

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

26 Colgate ‘05 ...............$ 35,000 260 Hunter ’03.................$ 26,500 28 S2 8.6 ’85 ..................$ 9,900 30 Hunter ‘86.................$ 30,000 31 Hunter ’06.................$ 70,000 320 Catalina ’96...............$ 56,500 326 Hunter ‘03.................$ 69,000 33 Hunter ’82.................$ 18,000 33 Hunter ‘05.................$ 79,000 34 Hunter ’86.................$ 24,000 35 Hallberg Rassy ‘76.....$ 39,900 35 C&C ‘84 ....................$ 24,000 36 Endeavour Cat ‘99....$149,000 36 Ericson ’81 ................$ 35,900 36 Hunter ‘05.................$110,000 36CC Beneteau ’99 ............$100,000 361 Beneteau ‘00 ............$ 88,000 376 Hunter ‘97.................$ 72,000 376 Hunter ‘97.................$ 70,000

379 Jeanneau ‘13 ............$175,000 38 Herrishoff Cat ’85 .....$ 72,000 38 Hunter ’06.................$120,000 380 Hunter ’02 Sloop ......$ 95,999 405 Northwind ’86 ..........$ 54,000 41 Hunter ’07.................$185,000 41AC Hunter ’05.................$169,000 410 Hunter ’99.................$119,000 410 Hunter ‘01.................$134,000 42DS Jeanneau ’11 ............$249,000 42i Jeanneau ’08 ............$205,000 42 Morgan ‘70 ...............$ 50,000 426 Hunter ‘03.................$159,000 44DS Hunter ’07.................$219,500 45CC Hunter ’07.................$269,000 45CC Hunter ’09.................$270,000 456 Hunter ‘04.................$190,000 456 Hunter ’05.................$205,000 460 Hunter ’00.................$159,000 50CC Hunter ’09.................$362,500 97 Marina Dr. • Deltaville, VA 23043 • 804-776-9211 • 888-720-4306

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7330 Edgewood Road, Suite 1 Annapolis, MD 21403 46’ Leopard 46 ’08 Asking $390,000. Great design, comfortable spaces, bluewater cruiser. Four large cabins, Generator, 3 air conditioners. Hardtop bimini, roll down side curtains. Aft deck bench folds into swim platform. Very easy handling, very safe family cruiser. 800-672-1327,      33’ Alerion Sport ’11 A wolf in sheep’s clothing. Perfect combo of easy and exciting. Cockpit can be as relaxing or as racing as you want. Call David Malkin at 410-280-2038 or     51’ Beneteau Cyclades 50 ’06 Asking $189,000. 16-foot beam = terrific space—double more traditional 50-footers. Comfort unsurpassed in its class. Five cabins (4 double cabins) generator, aircon. Ideal for regattas, cruising. 800-672-1327    

Buy a J/35 And join the fun of a great local one-design fleet. Bzing is one of the best J/35s you will find. This 1984 J/35 has been painstakingly refitted. Bill O’Malley at 410-703-9058 or    

35’ Niagara ‘89 Encore edition, classic blue seas cruiser fully loaded with loads of upgrades. Pre-listing survey reports no issues and above average condition. $69K call Paul (410) 961-5254    

35’ J108 ‘11 Shoal draft performance cruiser! 4ft draft, Keel centerboard, twin rudder version of the J109. Save $100k Asking $239k. Call Paul for details (410) 961-5254    

37’ Express ’88 If you are looking for performance on the racecourse & comfort for cruising, this Express 37 is right on the money. Offered at $66,500. David Cox at 410-310-3476 or    

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57 Southerly 2012 ............................. $1,775,000 55 Trintella 2004 ................................. $745,000 52 Island Packet 485 2 from ................. $499,000 49 Southerly 2011 ................................ $775,000 48 Bowman 1992 ................................. $319,900 48 Cheoy Lee Ketch 1979 ...................... $79,900 47 Southerly 2012 ................................ $979,727 47 Beneteau 473 2006.......................... $284,900 46 Island Packet 465 2008 ................... $549,500 45 Island Packet 45 1999 ..................... $239,900 45 Morgan Nelson Merek 454 1984 ....... $62,500 42 Hunter 420 CC 2004 ...................... $179,900 42 Island Packet 420 2000 ................... $339,900 42 Moody 425 1991 ............................. $124,500 41 Island Packet SP Cruiser 2007......... $339,000

Bowman 48 1992 $319,900

Sabre 386 2006 $248,500

41 Rhodes Bounty II 1957 ..................... $65,000 40 Island Packet 1999 .......................... $219,000 40 Island Packet 1998 .......................... $219,000 39 Pearson C/B 1989............................ $107,500 38 Dufour Classic 2000 ........................ $119,900 38 Hunter 2005 ................................... $139,900 38 Island Packet 380 2000 ................... $225,000 38 Island Packet 380 1999 ................... $204,900 38 Island Packet 1990 .......................... $139,000 38 Morgan 382 1981 .............................. $39,900 38 Sabre 386 2006 ............................... $248,500 37 Island Packet 370 2008 ................... $320,000 37 Island Packet 370 2006 ................... $249,900 36 Gozzard 1997 .................................. $199,900 36 Hunter 2005 ................................... $114,900

Gozzard 36 1997 $199,900

36 Island Packet Estero 2010................ $270,000 36 Tashing Tashiba 1986 ..................... $128,900 35 Island Packet 350 1998 ................... $129,500 35 Island Packet 2 from ........................ $122,500 34 Catalina 1993 .................................... $59,900 34 Hunter 340 1999 .............................. $79,900 34 Sabre MKI 1980 ................................ $32,000 34 Sea Sprite 1981 ................................. $32,900 32 Island Packet 4 from .......................... $92,000 31 Catalina 310 2001 ............................. $69,000 31 Island Packet 1984 ............................ $48,900 30 Allied Seawind 1969 .......................... $44,900 29 Island Packet 3 from .......................... $65,900 27 Island Packet 3 from .......................... $37,500 27 John Holmes w/trlr 1987 ................... $24,900

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42’ Jeanneau ’08 Fandango is a oneowner beautifully maintained cruiser equipped with AC/Heat, bowthruster, 2 heads, in-mast furling, & More! $205,000, Norton Yacht Sales, (804) 776-9211,     

45.5’ Bristol Center Cockpit k/cb This Bristol has received 2 rounds of extensive upgrades & improvements. Perfect for the Bay or the Bahamas. Low hrs. Offered at $189,950. Rick Casali at 410-279-5309 or    




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410 Hunter ’01 Simple Pleasures is a beauty! She’s loaded w/space and equipped with 2 heads & showers, 2 air conditioners, VHF/radio, autopilot/GPS & more! $134,000, Norton Yacht Sales, (804) 776-9211,     41’ Hunter ’05 Voyager is loaded with extras, radar, Refrigerator/freezer, spinnaker, and meticulously maintained. She‘s ready to sail! $169,000, Norton Yacht Sales, (804) 776-9211,     

45CC Hunter ’07 Partnership is a spacious beauty with Radar/Plotter, autopilot, Bose, generator & more! $269,000, Norton Yacht Sales, (804)776-9211,     45CC Hunter ’09 is a classic cruiser with Mariner package, bowthruster,& generator. Beautiful! $270,000, Norton Yacht Sales, (804) 776-9211,      50CC Hunter ’09 Quiet Wings is a oneowner dream with full options, tons of space! Come see! $362,500, Norton Yacht Sales, (804)776-9211,     

380 Catalina Sloop ‘96 Lovely boat, like new condition and great asking price of $99,500 Go cruising this year! OBYS 410-226-0100      4400 Tartan Sloop ‘08 Beautiful raised salon cruising vessel. Roller Boom reefing, roller furling headsail, genset, AC/HT, electric winches, refrigeration and so much more! Newest one available! OBYS (410) 226-0100     45.5’ Bristol Aft Cockpit ‘80 This is a true classic Ted Hood design. Built to the highest standards and capable and comfortable for long distance blue water cruising. New Awlgripped hull 2014. Asking $134,900 OBYS 410-226-0100    

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30’ J-92S ‘06 Always kept on lift, Volvo dsl engine, has a trailer, Great racer! Asking only $65,000 OBO. OBYS 410226-0100.     

Regent Point Marina Full Service Yacht Repair Facility. See our website for details of Winter Wet or Dry storage specials. Call Regent Point Marina Boatyard @ 804-758-4747.     

30’ Catalina MK II ’87 Progress, Cruisair AC/Heat, new 150% genoa, Harken roller furling, 23-hp Universal, great family cruiser, ready to sail away, Asking: $23,900 Call Regent Point Marina @804-758-4457     30’ Catalina ’80 Champagne, Many updates including new upholstery, new main w/cover, 150% genoa w/roller furling, 11-hp Universal, autohelm, dodger, bimini. Asking: $18,000 Call Regent Point Marina @ 804-758-4457     35’ Hunter Legend ’87 “Lady Bug Very clean family boat, New refrig/freezer, autohelm, 24-hp Yanmar dsl, Profurl rf, Two genoas, Bimini, dodger, Ready to Go! Asking: $37,000 Call Regent Point Marina @ 804-758-4457      36’ Cape Dory ’86 Hunky Dory Clean, well cared for, Ready to go. Perkins dsl, A/C heat pump, new canvas 2010, potable generator, & much more. PRICE REDUCED: $79,900 Call Regent Point marina 804-758-4457      39’ Cal ’81 Coralia Dark blue hull, many features, Set up for serious sailing. 50 HP VW dsl, Ready to GO! PRICE REDUCED! $58,900 Call Regent Point Marina@ 804-758-4457    



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53’ 1984 Mason 53 ............................................. $250,000 50’ 1984 Gulfstar SailMaster ............................. $199,000 49’ 2007 Jeanneau 49 Deck Salon.................... $316,000 48’ 2000 Sunward 48 Pilothouse ...........................CALL 43’ 2003 Saga 43 ................................................ $215,000 43’ 2008 Tartan 4300...............................................CALL 41’ 2002 Tartan 4100.......................................... $239,000 41’ 2001 Tartan 4100.......................................... $195,000 40’ 1976 Bristol Classic / Refit............................ $79,000 40’ 1998 Island Packet 40.................................. $169,500 40’ 1996 Pacific Seacraft Crealock 40.............. $239,000 40’ 1998 Pacific Seacraft Crealock 40.............. $280,000 40’ 1998 Regal 402 Commodore......................... $97,500 40’ 2012 Tartan 4000 - DEMO............................ $485,000 38’ 1988 C&C 38 Mk III ......................................... $74,000 38’ 1982 C&C Landfall 38 ................................... $55,000

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38’ 1990 Freedom 38 ........................................... $95,000 38’ 1998 Ericson 380 by Pac Sea ..................... $129,900 38’ 2011 C&C 115 ............................................... $185,000 37’ 1999 Pacific Seacraft Crealock 37.............. $175,000 37’ 1994 Pacific Seacraft Crealock 37.............. $152,500 37’ 1987 Pacific Seacraft Crealock 37................ $84,000 37’ 1989 Pacific Seacraft Crealock 37.............. $125,000 37’ 2008 Tartan 3700 ccr .........................................CALL 37’ 2006 Tartan 3700.......................................... $265,000 37’ 1983 Tartan 37c.............................................. $68,500 36’ 2004 Hunter 36 ............................................... $79,000 36’ 1980 Pearson 365 ......................................... $42,000 35’ 1995 Custom Steel Motor Sailer ................. $127,500 35’ 2004 Hunter 356 ........................................... $100,000 35’ 1998 Ericson 350 by Pac Sea ..................... $110,000 35’ 1984 Wauquiez 35 Pretorian ......................... $75,000

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34’ 1993 Pacific Seacraft CREALOCK 34 ........ $125,000 34’ 1994 Pacific Seacraft CREALOCK 34 ........ $125,000 34’ 1997 Gemini 105M ......................................... $84,000 33’ 1980 Tartan Two Available............................ $40,000 32’ 2007 Luhrs 32 Open .................................... $149,000 32’ 2006 C&C Two Available .............................. $99,000 32’ 1995 Catalina 320........................................... $50,000 32’ 2007 Luhrs 32 OPEN ................................... $149,000 32’ 1984 Sabre 32 Tri-Cabin ................................ $34,500 31’ 1994 Pacific Seacraft CREALOCK 31 .......... $95,000 31’ 1990 Pacific Seacraft CREALOCK 31 .......... $75,000 31’ 1989 Pacififc Seacraft CREALOCK 31 ......... $85,000 31’ 1990 Pacific Seacraft CREALOCK 31 .......... $73,500 29’ 2000 Dyer 29 Hardtop .................................. $130,000 26’ 2014 Tartan Fantail DAYSAILOR - DEMO .... $98,000 26’ 2014 Tartan Fantail WEEKENDER - DEMO $110,000

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Malo 42 ‘98 High quality, ocean going sailboat. Two strms, 2 heads, Yanmar 100-hp engine, genset, solar panels, watermaker, dinghy & outboard. New: 900 amp/hr battery bank, standing rigging, halyards, Quantum mainsail. RogueWave YS (410) 571-2955.     Rogue Wave Specializes in High Quality,  Ocean-going vessels of substance and character. Spring is coming! List your boat with us! Also check out our free Buyer’s Agent Services! Come see our fully equipped cruising boats! Call now. 410 571 2955.     Valiant 42 Cutter ‘00 $339K Awesome. Two stateroom! Refit 2008. Genset, stern arch, solar panels, dinghy, davits, AC, Espar diesel heat, water maker! Everything! Amazing. RogueWave YS (410) 571-2955.    

Sabre 402 Sloop ‘01 Sabre 402 Sloop’01 219K Perfect Bay boat and coastal cruiser. Fast, responsive, beautiful! AC/ heat, electric winch, windlass, Espar heat, Corian counters, Maxprop, more! Reduced!    

Hallberg Rassy 43 ‘06 $409K Great favorite. Kate sailed from Trinidad in 14 days! Proven passage maker, traditional mainsail, Hydrovane windvane, watermaker. Reduced! RogueWave YS (410) 571-2955.    

Mason 44 Cutter ’90 269K Original owner, maintained to the highest standard, absolutely gorgeous high quality vessel, low hrs, AC/Heat, cockpit enclosure, bow thruster, beautiful interior, shows like new! (410) 571-2955.    

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Island Packet Estero 36 ‘10 SAIL Best Boat Winner 2010! Only one available in the U.S! Very clean boat. Easy to sail. Low maintenance exterior. $270,000. S&J Yachts 804 776-0604    

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Big Al’s Market, St Michaels, MD Taswell 49 CC ‘01 $398K Wonderful, well equipped, three-stateroom center cockpit cruiser! Completely upgraded in 08! Super clean family cruiser w/ complete amenities! Reduced. RogueWave YS (410) 571-2955.    

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410-923-1400 • 443-223-7864 Beneteau 473 ‘06 Very popular performance cruiser. Meticulous owner. 3 cabins. Nicely outfitted: Inmast furling, Generator, A/C, Full enclosure, Radar/ Chart Plotter, Max Prop, more. $284,900 S&J Yachts 410-571-3605     

26’ NONSUCH ULTRA ’90 The room of a 35 footer and easy to sail! New Main in ’11 Great condition and offered at $39,000! (410) 639-9380,     42’ Sabre 426 ’04 Air, radar, Bow thruster, and more! Loaded and ready to go asking $285,000 (410) 639-9380,      44’ Hunter Deck Salon ‘06 Two zone A/C! Bow thruster! E80 plotters at helm AND nav station! Radar! Full canvas enclosure! Bristol Condition! .One owner Gem! ....NOW $175,000! (410) 6399380,     47’ Catalina 470 ‘01 Only 320 Hours! In mast furling! NEW DODGER JULY 2013! 2012, electronics package! Bow thruster! Genset! Air! Davits! Price reduced to 259,000 (410) 639-9380,    

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TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY 27’ Catalina ‘75 Very good cond., RF, 9.9 outboard, sails well, fully equipped, very clean, priced to sell. (410) 466-2331. Help Wanted: Canvas Work at North Sails Stevensville Looking for an experienced seamstress and canvas fabricator. Must be quality conscious. Good benefits. Call Chris for interview at 410-643-7381 ext 16 or”

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CREW Get Paid to Sail!! The Woodwind schooners are hiring crew. Some sailing knowledge necessary. Fun people, avg. $12/hour, and lots of great sailing. FT & PT. (410) 263-7837. Download application @ Offshore Passage Opportunities - Your Offshore Sailing Network. Celebrating twenty years helping sailors sail offshore for free Learn by doing. Gain Quality Sea Time. call-1800-4-PASSAGe (1-800-472-7724). Keep the Dream Alive for the Price of a Good Winch Handle. Since 1993

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Dealers for Southerly & Island Packet US Dealer for Southerly Yachts Fine Cruising Yachts WeBrokers Arefor Expanding!

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Atlantic Spars & Rigging Service Manager Sales with two locations is looking for a detailed well organized service manager to take charge of the daily job scheduling, organizing the work force, parts ordering and customer service. This candidate must also be able to sell rigging & custom metal fabrication jobs, working with current sales persons. This candidate must be knowledgeable with sail boat rigging, prior work experience in the marine industry preferred. We are offering competitive wages, health benefits and vacation based on the candidate’s qualifications. Send resume to marc@atlanticspars. com or call 410-268-1570.


Fun in the Sun and Good $$! Dock staff & Customer Service Reps needed for Annapolis Marriott dock. FT & PT. Boating and customer service experience a plus. (410) 263-7837 Download application @

J World is Looking for a few great sailing instructors. If you’re an experienced sailor who enjoys working with people as well as spending your days on the water while getting paid, we should talk. J World Annapolis is looking for full and part time coaches with the right stuff to teach all course levels. Call (410) 280-2040 and ask for Jeff or Kristen to learn more. North Point Yacht Sales Is hiring full time sail and power yacht brokers in Annapolis, MD. Requirements: proven track record in yacht sales, strong client relationships skills, experience in development of sales plan and execution of plans, expertise in customer support, experience in power and sailboat market analysis, four year BS/BA degree preferred. Please send all inquiries and resumes to





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Graphics and Print Layout - Marketing APS is looking for a motivated sailor to join our team to actively participate in graphic creation and print layout for emails, print catalogs and advertisements. Visit for details.



CBMM Sailng Head Sailing Instructor & Assistants Needed in St. Michaels. Boater Safety & ARC-certified lifeguard required. Head sailing instructor requires US Sailing Certified Level 1. Email resume to

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On the scenic Magothy River

Rare Deep Water Slips On Spa Creek

Slips Available • Up to 50’ • Deep, calm water • Up to 16’ b, 12’ d • Scenic grounds • Full service dept. • Quick, easy access to the Bay • The Point Crab House & Grill - waterfront dining

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25’ - 40’ Slips, MD Clean Marina / Boatyard of the year. Power & sail, cozy. Intimate in protected Deale harbor, excellent boating & fishing, free Wi-Fi & pumpout. 30 mins. from DC. 2013 discount to new customers. (410) 867-7919, 30’ - 35’ Slips Available Annapolis City Marina, Ltd. in the heart of Eastport. Includes electric, water, restrooms with showers, and gated parking. Give us a call at (410) 268-0660, 30’ - 50’ Deepwater Slips For Sale & Rent On the western shore of the Chesapeake in St. Leonard, MD. Flag Harbor Yacht Haven (410) 586-0070, Winter storage & repair (410) 586-1915.

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20’ - 40’ Slips. Pier 4 Marina 301 4th St., Eastport, across from Annapolis Yacht Club. Keep your boat where the Hinckley and Sabre dealers keep theirs. Electric, water & showers. (410) 990-9515.

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35’- 60’ Slips Available, Annapolis Landing Marina Located at the corner to Back Creek. Easy access to Chesapeake Bay. Includes electric, WI-Fi, cable, pool, bath house, fuel discount. (410) 263-0090,

Venture Boat Trailer ’06 Rated 1300 lb, like-new cond., OK for 17’ sailboat, Sea Scouts $950, Steve Alexander,, 301 646 0805

Annapolis Deep-Water Slips 25’ - 50’ Protected Whitehall Creek location. Electric, water, restrooms with showers. Annual and shorter term slip rentals. 410-757-4819. Whitehall Marina

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Diversified Marine......................................... 42

Pantaenius America..................................... 29

Allstate Insurance.................................... 35,66

Doctor LED................................................... 56

Pettit Marine Paint Vivid............................... 64

Annapolis Accommodations......................... 28

Dream Yacht Charters.................................... 3

Pocket-Yacht Company................................ 61

Annapolis Bermuda Race............................. 71

Fawcett Boat Supplies.................................. 28

Pro Valor Charters........................................ 10

Annapolis Gelcoat........................................ 60

Hampton Public Piers................................... 56 Harbor East Marina...................................... 61

Profurl........................................................... 18

Annapolis Performance Sailing...................... 5 Annapolis Sailing School.............................. 40

Harken.......................................................... 62

Annapolis Yacht Sales............................ 16,79

Herrington Harbour....................................... 27

ARC DelMarVa Rally.................................... 13

J. Gordon & Co............................................. 57

Atlantic Spars & Rigging............................... 24

J/World.................................................... 41,66

Bacon Sails & Marine Supplies...................... 2

Jack Martin Associates................................. 36

Bay Yacht Agency........................................ 25

Landfall Navigation....................................... 52

Beta Marine.................................................. 61

Leukemia Cup.............................................. 26

Blue Water Sailing School............................ 54

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Boatyard Bar & Grill...................................... 23

M Yacht Services......................................... 21

Champion Realty Fletcher Bauman............. 91

Mack Sails.................................................... 57

Chesapeake Harbour AMCYC..................... 55

Martek Davits............................................... 60

Chesapeake Light Craft................................ 49

MISEA Group............................................... 36

Christchurch................................................. 40

Moorings.................................................... 7,77

Coastal Properties.......................................... 6

North Point Yacht Sales............................... 11

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Coppercoat USA.......................................... 55

North Sails Chesapeake............................... 92

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North Sails Direct......................................... 43

Cruise Annapolis.......................................... 53

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Whitehall Yacht Yard.................................... 60

Crusader Yacht Sales.................................. 83

Norton Yachts.......................................... 51,81

YMCA Camp Tockwogh............................... 39

Curtis Stokes.................................................. 4

Norton’s Sailing School................................ 49

Young’s Boat Yard....................................... 24

West Marine................................................. 17



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A Nimble Sloop

n the early 1930s, a committee formed by Hampton YC members sought to find or create a small, nimble sloop that would successfully race and navigate the shallow waters of the Chesapeake Bay. The winning design was created by a local Hampton builder, Vincent Serio. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pappyâ&#x20AC;? Serio built some 500 Hampton One Designs (HOD), beginning with HOD 1 in 1934. She cost $325. Racing started among the HODs in 1935, and in 1938, the HOD Class Racing Association was formed. By that time, over 70 HODs actively raced. Popularity of the little sloop grew, and soon HODs were found at regattas up and down the Chesapeake. Over time, the class modified its rules to permit a crew trapeze, a flexible aluminum mast, and fiberglass construction. The fiberglass HOD was pioneered by BOW marine in the 1960s, leading to a fleet of selfbailing, low-maintenance competitors.

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Although interest in one-design racing slowed in the 70s and early 80s, the class enjoyed a renaissance, beginning in the early 90s, which continues

transferred to a new builder, Mathews Brothers of St. Michaels, which has crafted many recent class champions. These new boats have been rigged by Eddie Williams, one of the original owners of BOW marine and a past champion himself. There has also been a rebirth of the wooden Hampton, pioneered by Latane Montague, who brought the design to master boat builder David Judson. It worked out well for Latane, who won the 75th national championship in #727, a beautiful plywood boat. The HOD Class has been active on the Chesapeake for more than 75 years. It boasts a rich tradition of spirited competition and lifelong friendships. Older boats compete successfully with their wooden and fiberglass sisters, and sailors return season after season to test their racing skills: These are testaments to the wonderful HOD design and to good class leadership. There is an ##Image courtesy of Lester Trott active racing schedule today. Old boats are being rebuilt, and and large, growing fleets in Hampton the molds for the fiberglass HOD have and Norfolk, as well as Washington, been purchased from BOW marine and D.C.

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