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William Donald Schaefer and the Pride of Baltimore Schaefer was essential in developing the idea for Baltimore’s Topsail Schooner. by Fred Hecklinger


Inspiration in Our Backyard To meet the famed world traveler Margaret Roth over lunch was a delight for a lover of sailing adventure books. by Andy Schell


Home Waters: The Joys of the Upper Chesapeake Bay Even if you live in the city or landlocked in another state, “home” is where the boat is. by Steve Allan




Tying the Knot Onboard Why get married on a boat on the Bay? by Cindy Wallach


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Editor’s Notebook


Molly Winans

Taking One for the Team


ailors who have studied philosophy must sometimes ponder the existentialist hell that can enfold you when you’re stuck on a boat all day with an annoying person. There is no exit. Well, really, there is one if you’re a swimmer, but jumping overboard and butterflying your way to shore is pretty extreme when out for a civilized daysail. We usually opt to suffer through the irritating company, pray the afternoon will end soon, and make a mental note not to sail with X anymore. The opposite is also true. If someone is warm, generous, helpful, insightful, resourceful, and pleasant to be around, such qualities reveal themselves quickly on a sailboat. We’ll clamor to sail with such a person again. The close quarters and weather variables of sailing create tension and a built-in need for good chemistry and teamwork; this may be why personalities are exaggerated on a boat. Sailing is a total immersion personality test. Whatever your strengths, weaknesses, and quirks are, you cannot hide them from your crew on a sailboat. In the spring of 2010, the SpinSheet staff did something we’ve only done twice in the paste decade: we taped a “Gone Sailing” sign on the front door of our office and went sailing, a dozen of us, together. We had registered for the J/World Annapolis Team Building program, and wow, did we luck out with a stellar, sunny, breezy day. The J/World program assumes no former sailing knowledge, which was fine by us, as a few of our staffers are powerboaters and fishermen (who work on our sister publication PropTalk) or had not been sailing for years. Besides, the program is not about sailing; it’s about working together as a team. The program, which a few of us had completed before, starts with a brief, barebones learn-to-sail chalk talk and description of the “course”—not a race course, mind you, but a sort of slalom course the J/80s navigate. Once on the water in separate four-person boats, each crew rotates positions: skipper, main and/ 12 June 2011 SpinSheet

or trimmer, and communications person who is in charge of radio collaboration with the other boats. The course involves a line of buoys around or in between which you head up, fall off, tack, and finish. The goal is to cross the finish line in a pre-determined order with the smallest delta possible in between finishing boats. What this means is that your boat is sometimes supposed to finish ##Mary Ewenson (helm), Ruth Christie, and Ken Hadley at J/ World Team Building day 2010.

second or third. Even if you’re the fastest boat, you must resist the urge to “win.” You lose points by crossing the line first if it’s not your turn to cross first. Imagine a competitive racing sailor trying to grasp this concept. It’s challenging and at times, very funny. We had many laughs. We also learned a lot about each other in a few hours. One staffer, who had never manned the tiller before, took to steering as if born to drive. The first time I participated in the program, I remember being surprised by another colleague—who at the time, had an entry-level admin job—who naturally and convincingly took on a leadership role

on the boat. When we got back to the dock, I said, “We need to promote her.” (She switched to a more challenging role shortly thereafter.) Once, when heading up, another colleague at the helm smacked me when I was slow to trim the main. “Did you just smack me?” I asked. We cracked up. He’s probably wanted to backhand me for years. After navigating the course several times and completing the sail with a fun race home, we went back to land for a beer and an enlightening debriefing session. The J/ World coaches nailed us as a group. Jeff Jordan, who directs the program, said he had never seen a team who communicated so effectively on their individual boats, yet barely spoke to the other boats on the radio. This is how we get ourselves in trouble in the office between departments, too. We tend to complete projects or launch new ones and expect the others to know about it via telepathy. Jordan was spot on. Interdepartmental communication was exactly what we needed to work on as a business. On June 29, J/World will partner with Jay Palace of GEL (Group Experiential Learning) to offer a free one-day experiential sailing program, such as the ones the SpinSheet staff enjoyed, for leaders and human resource professionals. Palace is one of the brainchildren behind the unique program, and his company, GEL, which was “born” at J/World Annapolis, is the official teambuilding and leadership development supplier for U.S. Sailing Team AlphaGraphics. Palace says, “For intact or growing teams, these types of programs help them build a culture, identify leadership styles, and develop trust. It provides them an opportunity to talk about things in a safe way.” It’s also a lighthearted, dynamite way to spend a day with your work buddies. That is, if you don’t smack each other. To learn more, visit jworldannapolis. com and or e-mail jeff@






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Lifting a 2000-Pound Sinking Boat

want to thank all the sailors who assisted me when my J/22 fell from the hoist last Saturday after racing in the Annapolis National One-Design (NOOD) Regatta. Two of the stainless steel keel bolts broke, and the boat fell six feet into the water hitting two pilings on the way down. With two holes in the boat, she was sinking fast. My crew, Lisa Simpkins, Sarah Phelps, and Roger Link, were awesome in helping remove the broken mast and rigging. Todd Hiller jumped aboard to assess the situation, while Lynda retrieved our cooler, which was floating in the basin. Jim Hyde from Annapolis YC magically supplied an electric bilge pump and straps, and Ched Proctor and Dave Perkowski designed and executed a makeshift lifting system to keep the boat on top of the water. How do you get a 2000-pound boat out of the water when it’s sinking? Ched and Dave’s bundle of straps wrapped around the boat worked long enough to get it on the trailer. Other guys helped too, such as Jeff Todd, Chip, and Chris. It’s all a blur to me right now. The important thing is that no one was hurt. I feel sick about the boat, but great about everyone’s help and well wishes. Be very careful when lifting your boat! Kathy Parks Shady Side, MD


More Secrets from Esperanza

’ve just finished reading “Caribbean Sailing Best-Kept Secret” (April) after getting a copy of your fine publication at West Marine. Having just come back from Vieques and in particular, Esperanza, I would like to mention a few negative caveats from the experience of the author, Eva Hill. Esperanza is a very nice town and could become a fine “yachtie” haven, but not at present. All it would take is for someone to lead them toward a welcoming, progressive atmosphere. Presently, the town pier is of rough concrete, six feet above your dinghy. It is very difficult for women and middleagers to climb without damage to their

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bodies or clothes. There are no cleats to safely tie up your dinghy. We were warned by at least five middle-aged shop owners and bartenders that “nothing was safe from stealing” and that “our dinghy would be slashed.” We were met by two whiskeysmelling “guards” who seriously argued with one another over who would watch our inflatable dinghy (for a price). We chose one of them and went on a very nice bio-luminescent eco-tour during which we could not relax enough to enjoy. When we returned to the town dock, our dinghy painter was cut off, and the guard was missing. If the dinghy had been slashed, it would certainly have ruined our vacation and cost us much money. Esperanza is advertised as the way the Caribbean was 30 years ago. I don’t remember drugs, fights between guards, hostile attitudes from the young townspeople, or loud boom-box music blaring from autos trolling down the esplanade. The word “funky” as used by the author to describe Esperanza is not the word we would use. Many of the “yachties” and store owners whom we talked to said that the politicians play down and do not report the amount of crime. The greater part of the south shore of Vieques still has “Unexploded Ordinance” warnings from the Navy; one takes his chances to anchor in the beautiful bays. Culebra was wonderful and the complete opposite from Vieques. The stores, bars, and beaches are welcoming. The townspeople are helpful and friendly. Flamingo Beach is a very beautiful beach. We talked to one “yacthie” who said he had visited Esperanza 14 years before and would not go back; that’s about how we feel. Edward Schroeder and Crew aboard Great White via e-mail

Yes to Wind Power


would like to rebut a few of the statements made by Peter Carlson (SpinSheet Readers Write, April), “on misleading and false statements made by those quoted in the article regarding wind farms,” (“Down on the Wind Farm,” December 2010). In this letter, he states that “wind is a natural resource like oil, coal, and natural gas, that there is no charge

for these.” There is the charge for mining, transporting, and converting these into electricity and transmitting them to our homes. He then asks, “Who do we write the check to, the dinosaurs?” We write the checks to the owners of the mineral rights of the properties that the fuels were extracted from. In fact, with wind power, we short cut all of the mining, shipping, and burning of fuel into just conversion and transmission. As per his statement concerning the energy shortfall, the shortfall is in generation capacity, not fuel availability. Since we need to construct more power plants, why not wind plants? As to his statement, “the maintenance costs for the wind farms will be substantial,” I would like to point out the maintenance of wind turbines will be far less than gas and steam turbines that are powered by oil, coal, natural gas, and nuclear power plants. These have to work in extremely moist, extremely hot conditions, at incredible speeds far more corrosive than a simple marine environment. Further, they leave behind pollution in the form of carbon dioxide and more… and nuclear waste that will be hazardous for tens of thousands of years, for which we have to pay for the disposal and storage for thousands of years. Not to mention the environmental hazards of the extraction of these fuels from the ground.  His question about whose backyard will the new transfer stations be in—in whose yard will the new nuclear power plant, the new coal fired power plant, or the transfer stations for the new gas or oil fired plants be? When it comes to his statement that we better be careful on our next circumnavigation of the DelMarVa Peninsula, if giant, well-lighted, well-charted windmills are navigational hazards to you, you probably should stay out of the Chesapeake Bay, too, with its numerous shoals, lighthouses, buoys, lighted and non-lighted channel markers, kids in rowboats, and more things to hit. If the choice is to build wind turbines and solar stations or new coal-fired power plants, I’ll take the solar and wind generators. We can sell the coal to china or India for a profit and get some of the wealth that we have shipped overseas back.  Edward Myers Baltimore

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Summer Sailstice Weekend he summer solstice, the longest day of the year: we dream about it during those dark winter months. Now, sailors around the country and beyond have claimed the solstice for sailing and renamed it Sailstice because it’s a great date to be out on the water in the evening hours. This year, in the Northern Hemisphere, the solstice falls on Tuesday, June 21. And since weeknights can have work obligations (or maybe it’s race night for you), many of us find that the best time to celebrate Sailstice is the closest weekend. Team SpinSheet’s found three fun ways to celebrate. Join us at these events or simply take out your own boat and soak up the extra hours of sunlight. Visit for more ideas.

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Eastport YC’s Annual Spring Cotillion This fun event is open to the public from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at the Eastport YC. The Matt McConville Band rocks the house with reggae and island-style music. Enjoy great food hot off the grill. The beverage of choice is the secret recipe Cotillion Rum punch. Not into punch? There’ll be plenty of other rum drinks, plus beer, wine, and soft drinks. Tickets go for $5 in advance and can be purchased by cash or check at the Eastport YC bar, Fawcett’s, Helly Hanson, Long & Foster, and West Marine. Or visit eastportyc. org and download a ticket order form. The cost is $10 at the door. This year’s beneficiary is the Annapolis Maritime Museum.

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Bands in the Sand Also the night of June 18: Bands in the Sand, which has become the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s signature event. SpinSheet insider’s tips: bring sunglasses, beach chairs or a blanket, and wear shoes that you can slip off to boogie the night away. Delicious grilled fare will be provided by founding sponsor Boatyard Bar & Grill, and The Rovers and Misspent Youth will blast the tunes. SpinSheet is a longtime sponsor. The party runs from 5 to 10:30 p.m. at the Philip Merrill Environmental Center in Annapolis. Tickets cost $100 and can be purchased online at Scroll down to “Plan for Bands in the Sand.”

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Delmarva Sailstice Rally A new Chesapeake Bay tradition begins this summer with the Sailstice Delmarva Rally 2011. This wellplanned event, sponsored by SpinSheet, will provide a fun and safe group environment to circumnavigate the Delmarva Peninsula. On the evening of June 18,

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skippers and crew from participating boats will come together for a Rally Launch Inaugural Party at J/World Annapolis. The party promises to be the start of a memorable week of sailing. For more details, see page 50 or visit

Poker Plan for Sailors?

ost Bay poker runs involve power boats blasting across the Bay to dock bars and waterfront restaurants where captains collect a hand of cards to be judged at a final watering hole. But if a fast-paced poker run isn’t your speed or doesn’t fit your style, fear not. There’s a poker run that’s just right for those looking to slow down a bit, stay close to home, yet still have fun on the water and benefit a good cause. The Colonial Sail and Power Squadron and Virginia Beach Sail and Power Squadron will host the second annual Biggest Little Poker Run in Hampton, VA, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 18. With all the fun


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of a regularpoker run, this event covers five local marinas, with Salt Ponds Marina serving as home base. Participants will visit designated locations near the Bay waterfront and pick up playing cards. Boats will return to Salt Ponds Marina, where winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded. Registration is open to kayaks, canoes, dinghies, sculls, personal water craft, and other small, medium, and large boats. “We welcome boats of all sizes,” says Bill Walsh of Colonial Sail and Power Squadron. A staggered start will send off paddle craft at 9 a.m. followed by jet skis at 10 a.m. and motor craft at 11 a.m. “The course covers five local marinas, and we’d like to get 200 boats participating,” says Walsh. “We’re hoping the move to warmer weather boosts participation,” he adds. Organizers have moved the event two months further into the season from its April debut last year. At the finish, loads of great prizes will be awarded to participants, and throughout the day, Salt Ponds Marina will take on a lively and festive atmosphere with cold beer, mouthwatering food, and cool nautical items on sale. Organizers will also raffle a 16-foot Cayuga kayak. The winner can add fun accessories donated by West Marine and have one tricked-out paddle craft! The cost to register is $20, but participants are encouraged to raise additional money to benefit the School of Marine Sciences (SMS) at Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS). SMS is the graduate school for marine science at the College of William and Mary. Special prizes will be awarded to the boat raising the most money. For more information and to register, contact Bill Walsh at

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##Kayakers completing in the 2010 Biggest Little Poker Run in Hampton, VA. Photo courtesy of the Colonial Sail and Power Squadron

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An Odyssey for Autism

fter years of fighting fire with the Philadelphia Fire Department, lifelong sailor Neil Calore is now a fire captain who serves as the city’s equipment officer. As such, he makes sure firefighters have everything they need aboard 55 engines, 27 ladder trucks, a rescue truck, two squads, and 52 medic units. He is also an advocate of Autism Speaks, because so many of his friends’ children and grandchildren are affected by the mysterious and heart-wrenching effects of the autism spectrum disorders. The Philadelphia firefighter decided to put his calories where his heart is during his spring vacation this year. In April, he embarked upon an arduous 451-mile journey in his 17-foot homebuilt wooden dory Spray. His travels took him through dangerous waters and situations, such as 25-knot plus winds and waves a yard high, traversing more than 30 miles in a day.


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Fittingly named after the sailing vessel of Josh Slocum (the first man to circumnavigate the globe singlehanded), Calore’s Spray has lovely lines and is made from a Chesapeake Lightcraft kit. It incorporates cypress, Spanish cedar, and an African wood called oukume, as hard as teak and as beautiful as mahogany. Featured on Spray’s sail is the royal blue emblem of Autism Speaks, the organization for which Calore’s 15-day journey raised funds. Powered by sail and by the strength of his own arms (he rows with eight-foot spruce “spoon” oars when the winds are not cooperative), Calore left the Washington, DC, fire station on Sunday, April 17. He was escorted down the Potomac by his friends Lt. Bill Drennen and firefighter Bill Mattox aboard Drennen’s motorboat Hiya Sal. Cople District Volunteer Fire Department’s Assistant Chief J. B. Butler had a special interest in serving as a native

guide aboard Cople’s rescue boat and as head of the welcome committee that served a delicious dinner at the firehouse: his son Trey, nine years old, is autistic. Calore and cohorts left Kinsale at the crack of dawn to make it around Point Lookout before the winds kicked up as they headed up the Bay to the Patapsco River and Baltimore by noon on Saturday for a big Autism Speaks rally. Then, he sailed toward Philadelphia via the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, having received a special exception from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which generally keeps those waters off limits to nonpowered vessels. From Philly, it was Trenton ahoy, after trailering for six miles to the Delaware and Raritan Canal, porting around several inoperable locks on the Raritan River, and heading up the Hudson to New York Bay, where he concluded his journey May 2 at Pier 40 Marina in Manhattan, NY.

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Calore, 49, is a lifelong sailor. When a family illness forced him to sell his Pearson 35 and he found himself boatless, there was “a big hole” in his life. Spray helped fill that aching gap. “She’s the first boat I ever had that didn’t cost me tens of thousands of dollars and which has never had engine trouble,” he quips. And the Dory has provided him so much fun that he wanted to do something for others. “I wanted to reach people nationwide to make them more aware about autism. There’s a lot of mystery associated with it. Nobody knows where it comes from or how to fix it. The problem with autism is there’s such a short window to deal with it. Without early intervention, you miss the boat. So much of the medical community tends to think parents are just over-reacting about kids who are slow to develop. By the time they figure out differently, the window has often closed.” To read Neil’s blog, go to To donate to Autism Speaks, go to http://events.

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hese races are good, wholesome, family fun. The boats are light, narrow, and hard to maneuver, but if you get them going fast enough, the front end will lift up out of the water. And this year, the Wounded Warriors from the Walter Reed Army Medical Center are rehabbing an older boat and joining in the races,” says Skipper Marquess referring to the Oxford


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Cardboard Boat Races, of which he is a longtime veteran. If you’re ready for a whole lot of fun, join Marquess and a cast of good-natured competitors, both young and old, on June 25 in Oxford, MD. There you will find a flotilla of truly zany homemade cardboard boats competing in multiple races to benefit Special Olympics Maryland. It’s Oxford’s 23rd annual Cardboard Boat

Races. Eastern Shore legend has it that the fun began when Chief of Police Wally Jones got tired of listening to two of his cops arguing about who was the better boat builder. So the Chief challenged them to construct a pair of boats from seafood boxes and race them. “The first race was just the three of them, but it’s really been a town event since the second race. With time, it became an institution, and here we are 23 years later,” says Marquess. Just before 11 a.m., look for the shallow shore waters of the Tred Avon River to fill with up to 100 handcrafted floating creations that will compete for prizes, but mostly for bragging rights. Just before the cardboard boats race, spectators can watch old wooden Smith Island Crab Skiffs compete off the Strand while the cardboard vessels prepare to launch. Race divisions will include: Fastest, Funniest, Children’s, Battle of the Brave (open to police, Coast Guard, firefighters, and military folks), the Corporate Challenge, and new for 2011, Wave Makers (open to teens only). We love that the boats should be inexpensive and biodegradable. Not a boat designer yourself? No problem. Organizers sell ready-to-build boat kits, or for an additional fee, simply purchase one already assembled. “Some of the boats last many years. They get passed from one person to another or from family to family. There are also some boats that will sink right away, and that’s one of the funniest parts,” says Marquess. Emphasizing the comic nature of the event, trophies are awarded only for the funniest and second funniest boats, to be determined by crowd applause and other spectator antics. Oxford has plenty of free parking, and a wide viewing area. Eat your fill of burgers, hot dogs, and ice cream, and sip sweet lemonade. Registration opens at 9 a.m., and racing begins at 11 a.m. All boaters must bring and wear a PFD and provide their own paddles. For more race details and registration, visit

##If you’ve got hidden talent in the field of boat building (or even if you don’t), consider racing a cardboard creation in Oxford this month. Photo courtesy of Special Olympics Maryland

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n June 15, the Tiki Barge at HarborView Marina and Yacht Club in Baltimore will be rockin’ from 6 to 9 p.m. with a party to benefit Sail Baltimore, the official committee for welcoming visiting ships to the harbor. The fun features reggae music by Unity, a visiting Tall Ship named Gazela, local foods and beverages, and more. Experience all this for $40. Laura Stevenson, execu-

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tive director of Sail Baltimore, says, “We are excited to partner with the Baltimore Marine Centers and the Tiki Barge for this first-time event in support of our programs. With the support of the community, Sail Baltimore will bring a number of interesting international visiting ships in 2011 from countries such as Brazil and Norway. In addition, we are gearing up for a magnificent celebration in June of 2012 during which Baltimore will host the international fleet of tall ships, U.S. and foreign naval vessels, and a number of other events marking the bicentennial of the War of 1812.” Since 1975, Sail Baltimore has brought more than 500 international vessels to Charm City, giving visitors a thrilling firsthand look at the world’s greatest seagoing vessels. These ships range from glorious tall ships to high-tech naval warships and vessels of historic, environmental, and educational interest. Sail Baltimore also produces a variety of maritime events to benefit the city. Learn more at

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##Locals flock to see Tall Ships thanks to the efforts of Sail Baltimore and friends of the program. Photo by Jack Hardway

Lighthouse Tours on the Bay

ince Colonial times, lighthouses have guided vessels through the Bay’s channels and byways. Of the 74 lights that once illuminated Chesapeake waters, at least 33 still stand, and 23 are important aids to navigation. Each year from May Day to Halloween, maritime museums, charter boat companies, lighthouse associations, and other respectable Chesapeake companies are happy to take you and yours out on the Bay to see some of these iconic gems. (See SpinSheet’s calendar of Bay events on page 29.) Of her Southern Bay lighthouse tour, Julie Gibson says, “Our trip was quite memorable, and my daughter lists it as her favorite thing we did all summer. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and had a great time. Captain Bob taught her to be his ‘radar operator.’ In return, she taught him a new word: humongo (as in ‘that tanker ship is humongo!’).” In addition to fun photo ops and exciting sailing and powerboating adventures, guided boat excursions teach you about the life and lore of Bay lighthouses and the people behind them. From the tippity top


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of the Bay to beyond the bottom of the Bay and up the Potomac a piece, popular destinations include the Baltimore Light, Bloody Point Bar Light, Craighill Channel (Upper and Lower Ranges), Pooles Island Light, Sandy Point Shoal Lighthouse, Sharps Island Light, and Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse. Lisa Tager says, “We took a lighthouse tour on the Bay last July. The crew members were polite, catered to our needs,

answered all of our questions, and tried to make sure that we saw everything along the way. The image of an osprey in full flight swooping down and grabbing a fish in its talons 50 feet in front of me is still vivid in my mind. In addition to seeing several Bay lighthouses from the water and enjoying some hot crab dip onboard, we can’t forget Princess, the cookie-loving dog. She was a highlight for us, and we enjoyed her company.”

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DOCKTALK e here at SpinSheet spend a good deal of time ensuring we don’t mix up our “dingy” and “dinghy” or “jib” and “gybe,” so every couple of years, when we see the word SailBot and the digital red line to warn us that it’s not in our dictionary, it gives us pause. The International SailBot Regatta, a competition for autonomous and robotic sailboats, will unfold June 13 to 16 at the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), where eight teams from three countries will convene. The concept was launched in 2004 when students from the University of British Columbia demonstrated that an autono-


Sailbotics 101 mous sailboat was possible. Based on their work, the SailBot class rules were created for friendly competition among university teams. Competitions have been held in Canada and the United States, and the winner chooses the next host. As the winner of the 2010 competition, the USNA team chose to be the host of the June event in Annapolis. Students build a two-meter long boat which can sail robotically and make its own onboard decisions about sail trim and course direction without human assistance (we want one of those!). The regatta consists of a navigation test for accuracy

and direction, a fleet race (with the rules of the road sailors employ), a 10-kilometer distance race, “station keeping” or remaining in place in a boxed area for a certain amount of time, and presentation (aesthetics, workmanship, innovation in design, robustness, student involvement, and design and testing methodology). If you enjoy watching sailing competitions, this will be an interesting, unique spectator event near the USNA seawall. For more information, contact Paul Miller at or (410) 293-6441, or visit the website phmiller/SailBot/SailBot.htm.

##To qualify for the SailBot class, a studentdesigned boat has to be able to sail robotically and make its own onboard decisions about sail trim and course direction without human assistance. Here is a SailBot in action with a USNA team member in the foreground.

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anger lurks below the waterline. In my observation of living on and around the Chesapeake over the last 12 years, I have noticed that a certain danger may be developing. I have first-hand experience that the Bay has resources donated by hundreds, perhaps thousands, of disappointed boaters and boat owners. The latter group most

screws, etc. once they hit the drink? I have jumped in with SCUBA gear to find them—only to surface with dismay. Once, I came to my boat, and my outboard was missing! Was it stolen or is it worse? Read on, if you dare, dear reader and fellow skippers, so that you may be warned without delay, for the culprit is the blue crab.

##A thief from the deep waits to pinch your Bay bounty. Photo courtesy of Dave Gendell

likely donates a larger share; however, we must be diligent in our ability to prevent and retrieve items lost overboard. Why? Are the states adopting stringent regulations? Is the EPA further empowered? Is it the Chesapeake Bay Foundation or VIMS? The answer is a resounding NO. It is much more of a concern than any of these groups could concoct. Have you wondered what happened to wrenches, sunglasses, hats, binoculars, snatch blocks, nuts, bolts,

I admit to being a lake sailor from Arkansas who moved to the Chesapeake Bay in 1999. My first dealing with these signature crustaceans of our estuary was one of pain and alarm. With smiling curiosity and pride in catching my first blue crab, I reached down to touch him and Yowee, I almost lost a finger to his pincher and never even saw him move. These hard-bodied exoskeletons are smart and quick! I have seen them out-smart terns and seagulls vying for a share of a piece of hotdog. I have seen

them tussle and thrust with feints that an Olympic Swordsman would envy. I have seen them near surface, and as I reached my net into the water, they dart away with lightning speed. They can breathe air and water, see with eyes, and have chemical receptors. I have some coincidental proof that the blue crab is destined to take over our world. They have the technology vis-àvis cell phones, my “floating” handheld VHF radio, wire, circuitry, lights of all types, and such. They have tools—screwdrivers, wrenches, socket sets, hex heads, prying tools, drills, and saws. They have apparel (for disguise I assume)—hats, shirts, shorts, towels, glasses, sunglasses, a variety of cloth, and of course, rain gear and wet suits. They have engine parts, filters, pumps, fittings, connectors, and engines! I am not sure, but I am pretty certain they have some boats—kayaks, dinghies, what we would call a shipwreck, and anchors, too. They have food aplenty, drink (beer, wine, colas, coolers, cozies, etc.), dishes, and more. I am sure there is not one boater on this Bay who knows where any of this stuff is hidden. We have a real concern! These bottom dwellers are collecting, categorizing, organizing, and warehousing for the day of ultimate ascension and promotion in the food web. In my thinking, the one obvious disadvantage of the blue crab is the lack of opposable thumbs. Now, I am not saying that they cannot overcome this obvious disability. However, we must be careful, for one day, we will wonder how the heck we ended up working for a Jimmy. They do not seem to have a great sense of humor (a sign of lesser intelligence), making it easy for us to get soup from a Sally. Yet, beware, the mothering Sooks are patient and passing on the record of our attempts to eat them out of existence to their offspring. In conclusion, please be careful on the water. If you happen to drop a boat hook overboard, I hope you have tied a line on it first. At least you would have a fighting chance to retrieve it and avoid giving aid to the enemy. About the Author Jesse W. White is a liveaboard with his wife Sally in Hampton, VA. Follow us!


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Kids Sailing Sultana Projects Prepares for Even More Chesapeake Adventures this Summer

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he schooner Sultana is the ultimate classroom for learning about the history and environment of the Chesapeake Bay. An almost exact replica of a British schooner that patrolled the North American coast just prior to the American Revolution, Sultana operates from a variety of ports in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. Onboard, students travel back in time to the “Age of Sail” and participate in hands-on activities that are interactive, informative, and totally fun. Each summer, a handful of young adults gets the unique opportunity to spend a week exploring the Chesapeake Bay through Sultana Projects’ Chesapeake Adventures program. On the Schooner Sultana, nine students (ages 11-14 years) and six crew members embark on five-day, four-night, portto-port transits of approximately 100 miles. During the trips, participants learn how to handle, navigate, and sail the vessel. At night, students sleep under the stars or down below in the vessel’s main hold. While Sultana Projects has been offering liveaboard programs on Sultana for each of the past 10 summers, this will be the first time the Chesapeake Adventures program expands to include paddle trips. One of the new programs features week-long kayaking trips, where 11- to 14-year-olds will split their time between two base camps on the Upper Bay and Middle Bay. The program uses a mobile kayak rig that allows participants to quickly access some of the most pristine waterways in these areas, including the Sassafras and 28 June 2011 SpinSheet

Nanticoke rivers, Blackwater Wildlife Refuge, experiences this summer that are both fun and meaningful. For more information on and Fishing Bay. Each night participants Sultana Projects Chesapeake Adventures, camp ashore in tents to cook under the stars, visit play games, roast marshmallows, or just relax. Sultana Projects’ Canoe Camps allow a slightly younger group of students (ages eight to 11) to explore the great outdoors. In contrast to the Sultana and kayak trips, Canoe Camp is a day-program that takes place MondaysThursdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each day, campers meet at Wilmer Park in Chestertown, MD, to board a 15-passenger van towing a mobile canoe rig, which travels to a put-in site on a local waterway. Once underway, students spend the day learning basic paddling skills, exploring creeks and marshes, pulling seine nets to sample marine life, beachcombing, and The excitement is palpable during a Sultana Projects canoe trip last year. swimming. The introduction of the paddle programs increases Sultana Projects’ Chesapeake About the Author Adventures capacity by 300 percent. This will John Mann is the director allow for more students to get in a boat, be it of education programs for a schooner, kayak, or canoe, and explore the Chesapeake Bay. Chesapeake Adventures Sultana Projects. offers young people a variety of ways to have

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Start of Woodwind Match Races  6:25 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Departs from Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Hotel. For many other sailing events all season long, call (410) 263-7837.

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Canine Cruises with the Potomac Riverboat Company 7 and 8 p.m. Thursdays. Potomac Riverboat Company, Alexandria, VA.


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Boating Expo 9 a.m. to Noon. Bowleys Marina, Middle River, MD. Clean the Bay Day 9 a.m. to Noon. City of Chesapeake, VA.


Open House West River Sailing Club, Galesville, MD. Demos, food, drinks, and more.


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Skipjack Claud W. Somers Cruises Begin Two Saturdays per month. Reedville, VA.


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Potomac River Swim 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Point Lookout State Park, Scotland, MD. Benefits the Chesapeake Bay. (202) 387-2361


Seaside Festival Edgewater Estate, Locustville, VA. Seafood, beer, wine, sodas, music, and more.


Beneteau Rendezvous Tred Avon YC, Oxford, MD. Hosted by Annapolis Yacht Sales.


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Blackbeard Pirate Festival Downtown Hampton, VA.

Benefit by the Bay 6 p.m. to Midnight. Mariah’s at Tower Hill in Cape Charles, VA.

Celebrate 65 Years 2 to 8 p.m. Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa, Chesapeake Beach, MD. Live band, a moon bounce, popcorn, face painting, snowcones, and kids’ fun on the Bay’s shore.

Old Town Waterfront Wine Tasting 6 to 8 p.m. Alexandria, VA. Benefits Alexandria Seaport Foundation. Hosted by Grape & Bean. (800) 838-3006.

Arts on Fishing Bay Fishing Bay YC, Deltaville, VA. Part of Leukemia Cup Regatta.



Westover Lawn Party 2 to 6 p.m. Westover Plantation, Charles City, VA. Benefits James River Association.

Celebrating the Rappahannock River Old Mill Park, Fredericksburg, VA. Canoe races. (540) 907-4460


The Battle of Midway Changes the Course of World War II in the Pacific, 1942

Safety at Sea for Junior Sailors Annapolis YC Sailing Center. For ages 12 to 19 years. Hosted by Storm Trysail. $25. (410) 268-9382 Nordic Tug Rendezvous  Solomons. (410) 268-4100

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



Kayak Camp Mariners’ Museum, Newport News,

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America’s Boating Course 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Walter Johnson High School, Bethesda, MD. $40.


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Tribute to the USCG National Building Museum, Washington, DC. Donald Duck Day

Start of Two Never-Ending “Oyster Happy Hours” 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. to 12 a.m. Hank’s Oyster Bar, Alexandria, VA. (703) 739-4265 2011 Spring DOTB.pdf 1 5/2/2011 12:19:43 PM


Norfolk Harborfest Town Point Park, Norfolk, VA. Tall Ships, character vessels, military craft, colonist vessels, and thousands of private vessels. Parade of Sail June 10.


First Formal Graduation Takes Place at U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, 1854


Great American Dock Party Hampton Public Piers, VA. Live music, cornhole tournaments, and more.

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Potomac River Festival Colonial Beach, VA.

Caribbean Night on the Bay 6 to 9 p.m. Shady Side, MD. Tiki torches, music, food, beverages, and sunset views. Benefits Captain Salem Avery Museum. $35. (410) 867-4486


Heritage Day St. Clement’s Island Museum, Colton’s Point, MD. Lighthouse tours and more.


James River Paddle Challenge Jamestown Yacht Basin, VA. Paddle around historic Jamestown Island. Benefits James River Association. $30.


National Marina Day Celebration Hartge Yacht Harbor, Galesville, MD. Demos, USCG inspections, a nautical yard sale, local artist displays, a free raffle, live music, and a cookout.

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River Artfest Village Green, Indian Head, MD.

South County Festival Herrington Harbour North Marina, Tracys Landing, MD. Entertainment, a wine and arts fest, seafood, crafters, activities, demos, exhibits, and more. (410) 867-3129


South River Days Kayak Sojourn Paddle, cookout, wade-in, and fun at Londontowne Community Beach 3, MD. Benefits South River Federation. Get discounted rentals from Annapolis Canoe and Kayak for the event. (410) 224-3802

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Air Show The skies over Ocean City, MD.



Annapolis Arts and Crafts Festival NavyMarine Corps Stadium, Annapolis. (410) 263-4012





HonFest Hampden area of Baltimore. “The higher the hair, the closer to God.”


Magothy River Day Magothy River near Dobbins Island, MD. Floating music, raft-ups, and free family fun hosted by Magothy River Association.


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March of Dimes Great Bay Swim Swim 4.4 miles from Sandy Point State Park near Annapolis to Stevensville, MD.


National Marina Day Delaware City Marina. Cookout, nautical flea market, and live music.


Potomac River Gala 4 to 7 p.m. House of Sweden, Washington, DC. Benefits Potomac Riverkeeper.


St. Mary’s Crab Festival St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds, Leonardtown, MD. Seafood, car show, demos, arts and crafts, farm animals, lively music, and dancing.


Gala in the Garden Sotterley Plantation, Hollywood, MD. Hot jazz, cool breezes, palate pleasers, auctions, and more.


Harbor Fest Cape May, NJ. Street festival with music, crafts, food, beverages, displays, demos, and fun.


Potomac River Poker Run Tim’s Rivershore Restaurant & Crab House, Dumfries, VA.


Rhythm on the River 5 to 8 p.m. Hartge Yacht Harbor, Galesville, MD. Food, live music, and waterfront relaxation. Benefits West/Rhode Riverkeeper. $40. (410) 867-7171

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SailBot Regatta No, it’s not a typo. We mean SailBot, as in robot. It’s an international robotic sailboat regatta near U.S. Naval Academy.


Full Moon on the James River 7 to 9:30 p.m. Guided canoe tour with James River Association and James River Park System. (804) 788-8811


Sail Baltimore Summer FunRaiser 6 to 9 p.m. Tiki Barge at HarborView Marina and Yacht Club, Baltimore. For more details, see page 16. $40. (410) 675-8888


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Cypress Festival Pocomoke City, MD.

Full Moon Party Boatyard Bar & Grill, Eastport.

Start of Shagging on the Riverwalk Summer Concert Series Thursdays. Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown, VA. Runs through August 11.


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Antique and Classic Boat Festival St. Michaels. Hosted by Chesapeake Bay Chapter of Antique and Classic Boat Society International.


Bands in the Sand 5 to 10:30 p.m. Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Merrill Center, Annapolis. Groovin’ live music, cool drinks, and tasty grilled food. SpinSheet is a sponsor. See page 16. Follow us!

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Spring Cotillion 6 to 10 p.m. Eastport YC. Live music, food, rum, and more to benefit Annapolis Maritime Museum. The public is welcome. $5 in advance; $10 at the gate.


The Biggest Little Poker Run Salt Ponds Marina, Hampton, VA. For more details, see page 16. $20. (757) 880-8820


Old Town Arts and Crafts Festival and Volunteer Fair Alexandria, VA.


Sailstice DelMarVa Rally Hosted by SpinSheet and the Annapolis Sailing Industry Association (ASIA). For more details, see page 50.


Father’s Day Brunch Sail Annapolis. Take dad for a sail on the Schooner Woodwind.


Father’s Day Cruises Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. Brunch and evening cruises onboard the Wm. B. Tennison.

Summer Solstice Kayak 7 to 9 p.m. Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge, Rock Hall, MD. (410) 778-7295

Start of Groovin’ by the Bay 6 to 9 p.m. Sundays. Buckroe Beach Park, Hampton, VA. Free fun through August 7.

Teen Boat Building School Chesapeake Wooden Boat Builders School, Havre de Grace (MD) Maritime Museum. (410) 939-4800

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International Surfing Day Hosted by the Surfrider Foundation to benefit our oceans and beaches through cleanups and restoration projects.


Start of Planet Hope’s WeekLong Small-Boat Sailing Camps Nine weekly summer sessions. Selected sites in Maryland, including Herrington Harbour South in and Fort Washington, through August 19.


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Precision Sailboat Rendezvous Sailing Emporium, Rock Hall, MD. Cruise to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, Swan Creek, and home.

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Summer Solstice Work Begins on the Solomons Lump Lighthouse, 1875

Garden Concert at Paca House Bring a date, bring a picnic, and enjoy live music in the nicest backyard in Annapolis. Kids are welcome.


Jimmy Buffett Live! Susquehanna Bank Center, Philadelphia, PA.

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Sailathon Fishing Bay YC, Deltaville, VA. Part of Leukemia Cup Regatta.


Sunset Cruise on the Miles River 6:30 to 9 p.m. St. Michaels. Onboard the Patriot. $90. (410) 820-5553


AT&T Bayou Boogaloo & Cajun Food Festival Town Point Park, Norfolk, VA.


Hampton Jazz Festival Hampton Coliseum, VA. Features top jazz, pop, R&B, and blues performers in the nation. $55.50. (800) 745-3000


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Canal Day! Chesapeake City, MD. Fantastic floating fun!

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Eastport a Rockin’ Annapolis Maritime Museum.

Cardboard Boat Races 11 a.m. Oxford, MD. Fierce competition in many heats. Benefits Maryland Special Olympics. More details on page 16.

Gwynn’s Island Festival Gwynn’s Island, Mathews, VA. Lighthouse Tour Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. Seafood Festival  Tilghman Island, MD.

Powerboat Poker Run on the Bay Annapolis. Part of Leukemia Cup Regatta. SpinSheet is a sponsor.

Summertime Blues Festival 2 to 8 p.m. Steppingstone Farm Museum, Havre de Grace, MD.

Patuxent River Sojourn Canoeing, kayaking,, learning ops, riverside camping, festive meals, live music, T-shirts, and more. For fees, call (301) 249-8200.

Thomas C. Scilipoti: 60 Years of Baltimore Photographs Creative Alliance, Baltimore. Opening reception June 25 at 7 p.m. (410) 276-1651


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Shine on Me! Lighthouse Camp Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons.

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Start of Annapolis to Newport Race Southern Bay Race Week  Hampton YC, VA.

Harford Hospice Regatta Hosted by Havre de Grace YC. Benefits Harford Hospice in Baltimore.


Upper Chesapeake Residential Hospice Regatta Concord Point Lighthouse, Havre de Grace, MD. Party on the waterfront.

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Women’s Regatta Southern Maryland SA.

Ted Osius Memorial Regatta Sailing Club of the Chesapeake.

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GEICO Cup Daingerfield Island SC.


Virginia Leukemia Cup Regatta Festivities include an auction, regatta, and gala event.


Leukemia Cup Regatta in Maryland Don’t miss Friday’s SunTrust Sailor’s Launch Party hosted at Annapolis Maritime Museum and Saturday’s racing off Annapolis and All Hands Crew Party at Eastport YC. SpinSheet is a sponsor.


Cape Dory Typhoon Regatta (Nationals) Rappahannock River YC. (804) 438-6111

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Invitational Regatta North East River YC.

Norfolk Harborfest Hometowne Regatta Portsmouth Boat Club.


Cock Island Race North Landing, Portsmouth, VA. (757) 393-8481

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Overnight Race Potapskut SA. Annual Regatta  Annapolis YC.

Little Choptank and Summer Invitational Southern Maryland SA.


Junior Maryland State Championships and Junior One-Design Regatta 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rock Hall YC, MD. Optis, Lasers, 420s, and more. (267) 664-3184

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Shearwater Twilight Race Sailing Club of the Chesapeake.

Northern Bay Race Week Glenmar SA, Phoenix, MD.



Taxes Begin To Be Withheld from Americans’ Paychecks, 1943 (And the Rest... Is History)

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Seafood Festival Cape Charles, VA.

Kent County Watermen’s Day Rock Hall Bulk Head, MD. Lots of stuff going on here, just don’t miss the dunking booth. (410) 639-7733


On a Boat Trip, Lewis Carroll Tells Alice Liddell the Fairy Tale He Dreamed Up for Her, 1862 (He Later Wrote It Out for Her; It Is Better Known as Alice in Wonderland); Surrender of Vicksburg, 1863; and the United States Celebrates the 200th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence with Nautical Parades, Patriotic Fire Hydrant Paintings, and Other Festivities, 1976

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Chestertown, MD, Is Founded, 1706; the One-of-a-Kind Bollman Truss Railroad Bridge Is Moved Over the Little Patuxent River Near Savage, MD, 1887; Albert Einstein Proposes the Special Theory of Relativity, 1905; and Styx Releases “The Grand Illusion” Album Featuring “Come Sail Away,” 1977


Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta Weekend Stingray Point Marina, Deltaville, VA. Hosted by Fishing Bay YC and Stingray Harbour YC.



“A Rising Tide in the Heart of the Chesapeake” A presentation by award winning Bay photographer David Harp at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, MD.


National Nude Day?

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Summer BrewFest Town Point Park, Norfolk, VA.

The Movie “A Fish Called Wanda” Is Released, 1988; and the Movie “Wedding Crashers” Is Released, 2005 (Features the Schooner Woodwind II, an Annapolis Charter Boat; Christopher Walken’s Character Only Pretends To Control the Helm)


AquaPalooza Conquest Beach, MD. SpinSheet will be there taking incriminating photos.

Family Tubing Experience Friends of the Rappahannock, Fredericksburg, VA.


Potomac Jazz and Seafood Festival St. Clement’s Island Museum, Colton’s Point, MD.


Taste of Cambridge and Crab Cook-Off 5 p.m. Cambridge Main Street, MD. Music, kids’ fun, a crab-picking competition, souvenirs, gallery openings, late shopping, and more.


Triatha-Boat-Athon Miles River YC, St. Michaels. Benefits local waters.


America’s Safe Boating Course Sassafras Harbor Marina Activity Center, Georgetown, MD. Hosted by Northeast River Power Squadron. $35. (302) 456-3445


Partner in Command Seminar 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sassafras Harbor Marina Activity Center, Georgetown, MD, $30. (302) 456-3445

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Summer Fancy Food Show Washington, DC.


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



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Sharkfest Calvert Marine Muse um, Solomons. Fish face painting, games, crafts, displays, and mural painting.

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Family Boatbuilding Week Deltaville Maritime Museum. Build a skiff, and then race it. $750 for a 12-footer; $950 for a 14-footer. (804) 776-7200

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Sassafest River Jam! Harbor View at Georgetown Yacht Basin, Galena, MD. Music, dinghy poker run, kayak race, prize-laden raffles, food and beverages, and more. Visit by foot, car, or boat. Free. Sponsored by Sassafras River Association. (410) 275-1400

American Boat Builders & Repairers Association’s Annual Conference New Bedford, MA.

Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse Tours 9 a.m., Noon, and 3 p.m. Annapolis Maritime Museum. Arrive 30 minutes ahead of your boat tour time. $70. (410) 295-0104

Apollo 11’s Lunar Module Eagle Lands on the Moon and its Lunar Rover Nabs the Surface Speed Record on the Moon by Clocking 10.56 mph, 1969

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The Air Conditioner Is Invented, 1902

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J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake 1 to 4 p.m. Crisfield, MD. Seafood, drinks, and more. $40.


Construction Is Completed on the Turkey Point Lighthouse in the Upper Bay, 1833; and Author and Journalist Ernest Hemingway Is Born, 1899 (“Always Do Sober What You Said You’d Do Drunk. That Will Teach You To Keep Your Mouth Shut.”)

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Chesapeake Folk Festival St. Michaels. Keith Urban: 2011 World Tour  7 p.m. Hampton Coliseum, VA. Mick Jagger Is Born in England, 1943 

Chincoteague Wild Pony Swim The ponies have been penned since 1925.


Baltimore Is Founded, 1729; and the Eastbound Span of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Opens, 1952

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Lighthouse Tour Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons.

Middle River Dinghy Poker Run 10 a.m. Wild Duck Restaurant, Middle River, MD. Hosted by Norris Lane Foundation. $35.

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Fire on High


umongous fireworks displays are awe-inspiring events, especially when the sights and sounds are reflected on the waters of our dear Chesapeake Bay. Here are some hot spots for Bay shows. June 18 and July 9 bring big-time fireworks along the Potomac River off Tim’s Rivershore Restaurants & Crab Houses. The two locations make a quirky point to ensure that their fireworks “are not, nor will they ever be, on the fourth of July.” From July 2 to 17, rivers that feed the Bay will be aglow with Independence Day fireworks. That’s because several urban communities grace their shores and happily call Bay places home. In particular, folks at the bottom of the Bay go a little overboard with their fireworks. You’ll be able to see four big-city shows from the comfort of your slip, if you’re lucky. And, if you live or play along the Severn River, you’ll see two separate nightly shows near Annapolis. For other big city glitzy shows, grab a slip in Alexandria, Baltimore, Havre de Grace, Washington, DC, or Yorktown. Elsewhere, you’ll also see fireworks reflected on the C&D Canal and Herring Bay, as well as the Annemessex, Choptank, Miles, Patuxent, Rappahannock, Sassafras, and Tred Avon rivers, among others. On the Chesapeake Bay, you’ll also see shows near Cape Charles, Chesapeake Beach, Kent Narrows, Reedville, and Rock Hall. Start planning your fireworks cruises now by visiting

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Star-Spangled Classic Rock Creek RA. (The event previously was known as the Baltimore Harbor Lighthouse Classic.)


Solomons Island Invitational Eastport YC. An unofficial feeder race for the Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge, this 50-mile distance race is one of the top overnight races of the season.


Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge Three fun days in sunny Solomons. A longtime sponsor, SpinSheet will be there on the race course and at the tent parties.

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Stars and Stripes Regatta Southern Maryland SA. One-Design Race Annapolis YC.

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Where We Sail by Steve


The Nitrogen inYour Sails


New Evidence in the Fight Over Reductions

hat are the best ways to put the Bay on a pollution diet? The answer, some experts now say, is blowin’ in the wind. The air filling our sails is 78 percent nitrogen gas (N2), but that’s not the problem. It’s the nitrogen oxides and ammonia gases released from power plants, vehicles, and other sources that impact public health as well as the health of the Bay. Nitrogen comes into the Bay from a variety of air-, land-, and water-based sources and leads to nasty “dead” zones devoid of oxygen, decreased habitat, toxic algal blooms, and fish kills. But a new study in the journal Environmental Science & Technology focuses on health benefits linked to limiting nitrogen pollutants in air versus in water. You may have heard of the ongoing dust-up over the water limits, which various counties are heatedly debating, dischargers are fighting, and farm groups are litigating against. The water limits are based on judgments of how much nitrogen pollution the Bay can “tolerate” and then work backward to sources. It appears the Feds have passed this hot potato to the states, which in turn gave it to counties to implement. But even at that level, the pushback has been strong, with the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission narrowly passing on a recent bid to sue. The researchers, led by Melissa Birch at Tufts University, acknowledge that the proportion of nitrogen reaching the Bay from water and land sources is greater than the amount from the air. Their economic analysis, however, shows that the damage caused by the air contribution has higher human health costs than those from water and land. “The releases of reactive nitrogen into the air from mobile sources [e.g., vehicles], which are only half the amount of agricultural releases, cause

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more than 2.5 times the economic damage of environmental additions from agricultural ecosystems,” according to the article. The experts’ bottom line is not to retreat from water limits or restrictions on agriculture-related nitrogen, but something a bit more subtle: they argue that you get more “bang for buck” by clamping down on air emissions rather than on land and water discharges. In other words, they don’t think the people setting and enforcing water limits should accept that the air regulators have done enough thus far because of the strong “co-benefits” for human health realized through tightening limits on nitrogen pollutants in the air. According to economist Lisa Wainger with the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science in Solomons, “This study suggests that the co-benefits of nitrogen reductions in air are higher than the reductions associated with land- and water-based strategies, meaning they are more ‘efficient’ from society’s point of view.” But she cautioned that the study was not able to fully evaluate the economic impacts that might result from reductions in water pollution. According to nitrogen expert Tom Jordan with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, “We have a tendency to look for one ‘bad guy’ to blame, when really there are lots of sources of nitrogen, and we all share in the responsibility for the nitrogen problem. This paper advocates opening up a broader discussion of health effects from nitrogen emissions without over simplifying the issue.” Jordan and Wainger praised the article for taking a big-picture approach to the Bay’s nitrogen cascade, which tracks its movement and transformation in the environment. According to the article, airborne nitrogen pollutants can “react to form ozone and then particulate matter, then be deposited in a forest as acid deposition, then leach into a stream, and finally be conveyed to an

estuary to contribute to anoxia before being stored in sediments.” Talk about a bad actor! Is it possible this provocative analysis warrants a shift in emphasis among states, the Chesapeake Bay Program, and the various environmental groups advocating for a strong water-based nitrogen diet? Maryland’s Healthy Air Act will be implemented by 2013 and is estimated to reduce nitrogen pollutants entering the Bay by 300,000 pounds per year at a cost of $2 billion to $3 billion dollars. The state’s Water Implementation Plan incorporates these air reductions along with other steps. Will any other Bay watershed states be taking similar steps to leverage these additional public health benefits? And how will Bay-focused advocacy groups weigh these findings, which describe skipping further air restrictions as “missed opportunities”? One wonders if counting “co-benefits” may help them make a case for stronger air pollution limits to protect the health of people across the watershed, or if their focus on the Bay as an ecosystem keeps their attention there. In any case, the Bay community is likely to see these findings again. A major report that’s been in the works for three years by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board highlighting this provocative research is being finalized this month. The question may become: will a wind shift that changes the tack and tactics of environmental managers and advocates follow?

About the Author: Steve Gibb, M.S., is an environmental science writer and consultant who sails the 32-foot Endeavour out of Burley Creek. He has written extensively about environmental science policy for Inside EPA and has contributed to Good Old Boat and other publications.

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Chesapeake Rambler with

Fred Miller

Critter Control The Ben Sarles Method


he Birds. Here we go again. With apologies to Tippi Hedren and Rod Taylor and Hitchcock fans everywhere, I have long ago ceased to appreciate God’s little winged creatures, our feathered “friends.” If they haven’t made a mess of your vessel—the decks, the canvas, the brightwork, just give them time. And watch where you step, on your way

on the boat after several days absence, and there’s always some mysterious gift that’s been left for me—this in addition to the aforementioned, ahm, avian waste material. I feel like Jeremiah Johnson. Despite the knowledge that no one’s been aboard, I’ll find chicken bones tucked in the davit notch. Sometimes a piece of fish skeleton. Or an empty, sun-bleached crab shell tucked against a

quite good authority that the following happened: After hearing from an unhappy tenant about the bird waste deposited on boats in these premium slips, Ben excused himself and stepped briefly into the office. Carrying a long-barrelled .22 pistol, he returned to the slip of the aggrieved owner, stepped aboard the vessel and took aim at the rafters directly

“Ursula bought me an inflatable, anti-bird beach-ball thingie with realistic “eyes” that were supposed to put fear into the ornithological orneries. But didn’t.” down the dock. For the moment, you may forget about Angry Birds. The more important issue may well be Angry Boat Owner. Appropriate remedy—a lawyers’ term I’ve always loved—springs to mind at all hours. When I come up with a truly satisfying one I can get away with, I’ll Twitter about it. Just don’t “friend” me, if you’re gonna poop all over my boat. Some years back, I was moved to write a column about this topic and received a lot of response. It must have hit a nerve, because bird-lovers and -haters on both sides of the fence weighed in on some of the suggestions I’d made. Over the years, I’ve tried to repel boarders by stringing up shiny sparkling CDs and scary plastic owls and life-sized birds of prey. Ursula bought me an inflatable, anti-bird beach-ball thingie with realistic “eyes” that were supposed to put fear into the ornithological orneries. But didn’t. Friends and folks around the Bay tell me the problem is getting worse. I can attest to this. I’ll go down to work

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winch. These things just appear. Queue the squeaky music. At Sarles Boatyard and Marina, where the boat lives, the large flat sheds protecting the covered slips are topped with tarred stones. I know this because I have a small collection of them in a bowl, aboard. Someone brings them and leaves me these little offerings along the toe-rails. Who could it be? Speaking of these sheds, let us respectfully conjure the friendly ghost of the recently late Benjamin Omar Sarles, who left us in mid-August 2010. Ben was a character. And deservedly, I believe, at this very moment, he is having a cocktail somewhere. I mention Ben, with appreciation mind you, because of his characteristically special approach to dealing with problems and adversity in general. Shortly before I arrived with my boat, a long-time slipholder tells me, the bird problem was not being enjoyed beneath these sheds. Although I wasn’t present during this one episode, I have it on

above, the barrel describing a wavering arc upon the heavens as Ben did his sober best to hold the gun steady in the waning afternoon light. He fired. Miraculously, the offending bird, or one of the rascals, anyway, descended very quickly and landed with a splat on the foredeck of the boat. Ben smiled, stepped onto the finger pier, and returned to the office without a word. I sometimes think about Ben and his method when I’m down there. No environmental impact studies. No permits. No concern for that matter about discharging a firearm within city limits. But on that one day, with that one bird, he’d solved the problem. Here’s to you, Ben. About the Author: Fred Miller spends too much time working on his 41-foot ketch, Julie Marie. Past commodore of the Eastport YC, Miller enjoys reading and gazing vacantly at the pretty boats and the pretty waters.

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William Donald Schaefer   & the  Schooner Pride of Baltimore by Fred Hecklinger


e have all read and heard of became known as a Baltimore Clipper was Fast forward to 1975. A new Baltimore the recent passing of William developed, which rather quickly became Clipper would be built on the edge of Donald Schaefer and of the internationally respected for its sailing the Inner Harbor where the construction justified praise given to him for his career performance. Fast sailing vessels were in could be readily seen. After much discusas a public servant, which included serving demand because of the general lawless con- sion, Melbourne Smith was selected to as the Mayor of Baltimore city from 1971 ditions that existed on the high seas that build this new vessel, and the keel was laid to 1987 and then as the in the spring of 1976. Governor of Maryland The attached photofrom 1987 to 1995. But graph shows Mayor what I have not seen Schaefer and an initial in print is that he was part of the building essential in the concept gang standing on that that resulted in the keel in April 1976; Topsail Schooner that Mayor Schaefer is the was built in Baltimore in only person in a suit. 1976 and 1977 and was This vessel was to be named the Pride of to be launched in Baltimore. February 1977 and We do not have here was to be named the space to present a before thousands of complete history of this spectators as the Pride happening, but I can say of Baltimore. She was that by the early 1970s, rigged and sailing the downtown porand was entrusted tions of Baltimore city, with a mission to especially in the vicinity promote Baltimore’s of the Harbor, were just urban renaissance and plain “worn out,” and the tourist attractions, its area was unsafe to visit port facilities, and its after dark. During 1975, potential for economic Mayor Schaefer and his development. This advisors were determined was all accomplished to take this decayed because of the fore##The first gathering of builders and those responsible for the Pride of Baltimore section of the waterfront sight and support of stand on the recently shaped keel during the early stages of construction in April 1976. The team would grow as the project developed (L-R): shipwright Aquilla San and create a bright new Mayor Schaefer. Duval, naval architect Thomas Gillmer, master shipwright Simion Young, Baltimore atmosphere that would The Schooner Pride Mayor William Donald Schaefer, builder Melbourne Smith, shipyard manager Fred be a pleasure to visit and of Baltimore continued Hecklinger, yard hand Doug Griffith, time keeper Jerry Batzer, yard hand Ira Van de Poul, and ship smith Gerry Trowbridge. be a real destination. The to serve as an ambasresult would be the new, sador for Baltimore much-admired Harbor City for nine years Place and the Inner Haruntil, very tragically, bor. But, how to get the program started were much the result of the Napoleonic she was lost at sea. The original Pride of and the ball rolling in the right direction? Wars. Due to fast sailing, these Baltimore Baltimore was replaced with a new schooThe idea of building a Baltimore Schooners could evade blockades and outner called the Pride of Baltimore II, again Clipper was presented. In the early part sail enemy vessels and safely deliver small, with the support of Schaefer. But, that is of the 19th century, a type of vessel that but highly profitable cargoes. another story.

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Inspiration in Our Backyard by Andy Schell


argaret Roth is 89 years old. She’s known around her apartment complex in Easton, MD, by her daily walks, always getting outside no matter the weather or if she really feels like it, because it’s good for her and it keeps her going. She arrived at Ben Weems’s house (just across the Tred Avon from Oxford, MD), on her own, driving her white station wagon, and let herself in the house. Ben and I were in the kitchen, making sure, in his words, that “the ham was safe to eat.” Anyone who has followed my column over the past few years might recall me mentioning Ben Weems. I bought Arcturus (then Cybele), my 1966 Allied Seabreeze yawl, from Ben in 2008. We’d first made contact through a classified ad in SpinSheet. I fell in love with the boat, Ben and I quickly became close friends, and the rest is history. My love affair with Ben’s Cybele went much deeper than her graceful lines and beautiful restoration. The boat has a soul. As Ben and I grew closer, I found out more information about his 20 years with the boat—namely, that Ben had become close friends with the legendary sailors, the late Hal Roth and his wife Margaret, who had both had considerable input into Cybele’s restoration. Last week, I finally got the chance to meet Margaret. Armchair sailors have devoured Roth’s books, counted among the classics of seafaring literature alongside the likes of Moitessier and the Pardeys (the lot of them occupy a special permanent section on Arcturus’s bookshelf—the rest of the space is a sort of revolving library of books). Around 1965, Hal and Margaret, who lived on the West Coast, decided to take up sailing. They were into their 40s by then and novices. Their boat search took them north of the border to Canada, where they visited the Spencer Boatyard near Vancouver and placed an order for their John Brandlmayr-designed, 35-foot sloop. She was painted jet-black. They christened her Whisper. “Hal had always wanted to be a writer,” Margaret told me at Ben’s house. He was a writer before a sailor, in fact, having published Pathway’s to the Sky, a book Follow us!

about the John Muir trail out west. “We VELUX 5 Oceans Race. He finished the set off on our voyages with the intention of course in 171 days at sea, coming in fourth writing about them. It gave them a purpose in Class II. beyond just cruising aimlessly, which we It was after Hal’s second BOC weren’t really interested in,” said Margaret. (1990/91), Margaret explained, that the Their first cruise was a circumnavigation Roths made their home on the Chesaof the Pacific Basin. Back then, cruising peake. A broker they met in Newport put was far less common; the Roths’ account them on to a few listings in Oxford, and of the voyage in Two on a Big Ocean is they ultimately bought a French Wauone of the first quiez Pretorian cruising accounts 35-footer there, of the area. their second “We set off on our voyages They were true Whisper. Though with the intention of pioneers, sailing they sailed the into the South Wauquiez north writing about them.” Sea Islands and to Labrador continuing on and across toward Japan, the Atlantic the Aleutian Isto the Med., lands of Alaska, where they and down the traced the route Pacific Coast, of Homer’s certainly not a Odysseus (and typical Trade wrote about it), Wind route into Margaret says, the Pacific. “People always Their second thought of us major voyin the original age took them Whisper, the through the Spencer, which Beagle Chanreally is the boat nel and to Cape we did our major Horn, where cruising on.” I they cruised and certainly do and ##Margaret Roth at the helm of Whisper. explored Patahave used Hal’s Photo courtesy of Margaret Roth gonia by boat first technical and on foot. Whisper was wrecked in a bad book, After 50,000 Miles, as a guide of storm while they lay at anchor; she had had sorts for the refit of Arcturus. The two boats an enormous hole punched in her thick are of the same era. Hal’s ideas in the book fiberglass hull. Hal and Margaret made are as practical now as they were in 1977 camp under a sail a few hundred yards when it was first published. away and were eventually rescued. They I suppose the point of this story is to returned to the boat with the Chilean Navy simply acknowledge that two legendary who helped with the salvage effort and sailors have been living in our backyards gave them the resources to repair her at the for nearly 20 years. I tend to idolize the Navy yard. They did, and Whisper sailed authors of my favorite sailing books, giving home (and in fact, is still sailing today). them a sort of mythological status that I’m Hal eventually got the itch to have sure other sailors like me can attest to. Hal a go at single-handed racing. He and and Margaret have occupied that pedestal Margaret sold Whisper, and Hal commisof mine since I first read Two Against Cape sioned a Santa Cruz 50 (named American Horn. It was an honor meeting Margaret Flag) to be built for him in California for and bringing to life my biggest inspiration, the 1986/87 BOC Challenge, a roundand I’m humbled to have had the opportuthe-world stage race now known as the nity. Thanks Margaret. Thanks Ben. SpinSheet June 2011 43











The Joys of the Upper

Chesapeake Bay by Steve Allan


ome, as someone once said, is where your heart is. For me, home is where my boat is. The sights, smells, and sounds of the Upper Chesapeake Bay, where I sail, have become forever close to my heart and part of my very being that absence cannot easily erase. These are home waters, and no matter where else I might sail or dream about sailing, the

the sirens from the Aberdeen Proving Ground (that often seem superfluous since you can almost set your clocks by them), the generally jellyfish-free brackish water, the gentle bump over the ground as you enter another shallow creek at low tide in a northwesterly, the ever-present reference point of the looming Seneca Creek Power Station smokestacks, and the

##Photo by Steve Allan

Upper Bay is undeniably home, warts and all. Sailing upon it has sparked within me a strong sense of being, a special sense of place, and a desire to share the things that make these wondrous sailing grounds unique. Often crowded and chaotic, not always blessed with wind, not always pretty, and rarely featured in the glossy sailing magazines, the Upper Bay can surprise and enchant the sailor. It’s different to be sure—the shrill wail of 44 June 2011 SpinSheet

particular less beefy lines of a northern Bay crab boat all combine to create a sensory smorgasbord unique to this watery part of the world. A Sensory Smorgasbord Much of the time, Upper Bay water looks to me like something between green tea and chocolate milk. Opaque, cloudy, riverine, a reminder that the drowned Susquehanna River lurks somewhere below the keel. After storms when the gates are opened at

the Conowingo Dam, that reminder becomes even greater, as all manner of river detritus continues a long journey south to the sea. A smell not ocean salty, but not riverine fresh either. Pungent even, yet tolerably pleasant. It’s just one of those odorous delights you get used to and end up even craving without regular exposure, like an old pair of topsiders. I can’t say for sure how it feels exactly, but I’ve noticed many a working craft sporting an Upper Bay brownish “beard” marking her bow wave. In Frog Mortar Creek, a prolonged swim under the boat to scrape barnacles off the transducers is likely to leave my skin sticky with a tanning salon grade oily brown sheen. At least once during the week, twice or more if weather and schedule cooperate, I like to get out for a sunset sail aboard my 26-foot sloop, Annie’s Rose. Free of the hubbub of greater Baltimore once the mouth of Middle River is cleared, a familiar yet ever-changing view opens up before me. Ahead lies Kent County on the Eastern Shore, glinting in the afternoon sun beyond the shipping channel. To port, the undeveloped and enticing expanse of the Proving Ground beckons, perhaps for a lazy sail up the Gunpowder. To starboard, once flat-topped Hart Miller Island is rounded, the distant Bay Bridge appears, marking what I consider to be the southern end of the Upper Bay. In between is a lot of cruising ground, not near as much as the Mid-Bay or Southern Bay for certain, but more than enough to pique a weekend sailor’s interest. A short few hours, and you can be ghosting along the eastern shore of Kent and Cecil counties, past well-tended farms and quiet coves and creeks—an altogether different flavor than the western shore. One can head north, bear to starboard,

and cruise up the wide and deep Sassafras, freshening as it narrows, becoming all sweet water at Georgetown, the head of navigation and a mecca for sailboats. Further north lies the long channel into Havre de Grace to the west, while the Elk River points toward the C&D Canal to the east and on down the Delaware Bay to the sea. The presence of the great port of Baltimore cannot be ignored, or ignored at one’s peril. This is a world seaport, with attendant maritime traffic, often frequent, from luxury cruise liners to lowly tug barges, with everything from container ships to water taxis in between. This is what I meant about not always pretty. It’s the epitome of urban sailing to approach Baltimore from seaward and a great way to appreciate the might of one of America’s great working ports. Once you go through the maw of industry, with homage paid to Fort McHenry, a great reward awaits the sailor at the end where Inner Harbor attractions crowd the waterfront. Other sailors might complain that the Upper Bay is benign and unexciting. Buzzards Bay has its consistent and predictable winds; San Francisco Bay suffers no fools for inexperience over 15 knots of wind speed. Lake Michigan off Chicago, IL, and Newport, RI, (being Newport) are arguably some of America’s greatest sailing grounds. But as one transplanted Chicagoan confided recently, beautiful city skyline and crystal clear water aside, sailing on Lake Michigan afforded her “nowhere to go.” The lakefront is generally straight and constant without bays or coves or creeks to gunkhole. No islands to explore. Nowhere to run to in a blow. In short, lacking all the special Upper Bay attributes we take for granted. Not the Pennsylvania Navy The sound of music, speed boats, sirens, aircraft, and poker run parties all combines with the particular brogue of native Baltimoreans and a smattering of Philadelphians heard amid the din of dockside Follow us!

restaurants and Tiki bars on any Saturday night. The Upper Bay has its share of sail-starved Philadelphians, but the Keystone State sends down many more from other great Pennsylvania seaports as well: Harrisburg, York, Lancaster, Johnstown, and Wilkes Barre, to name a few. These are home waters for them too, no matter how unlikely the name of the homeport painted on their sterns. Seemingly victimized by an accident of political geography, Pennsylvanians find themselves without cruising grounds of their own to match the special attributes of the Upper Bay. Looking on a map reveals a dearth of coastline to be sure, save for a promising 50-mile stretch along Lake Erie, a few fair-sized lakes northwest of Pittsburgh, and the Delaware River, which eventually widens and becomes the Delaware Bay. Shallow, shoal-strewn, and beset by strong currents and big ship traffic, this notoriously inhospitable body of water also suffers from an unfortunate northwest to southeast orientation that sets up a nasty chop when the tidal flow contradicts prevailing winds. Harbors are scarce and generally cannot accommodate even modest draft sailboats. So, they come in droves to marinas of Cecil, Kent, Harford, and Baltimore counties in a considerable investment of time and money to make frequent and dedicated trips to what is practically at my doorstep. They too are in home waters, if only defined by where their boats are. I know by listening to them that they feel the same heartfelt love about the Upper Bay as I do, perhaps even more so. Home waters? There’s no place quite like it. About the Author: Single-handed sailor Steve Allan sails his Laguna 26 sloop, Annie’s Rose, out of Middle River. He is a member of the Frog Mortar YC and the Northern Chesapeake Cruising Club. You’ll find more Upper Bay coverage by him in future issues of SpinSheet.   

##Many sailors from Philadelphia, Harrisburg, York, Lancaster, Johnstown, and Wilkes Barre, PA, to name a few, call the Chesapeake “home.”

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Tying the Knot Onboard by Cindy Wallach


##Becca and Josh were a couple looking for a low-key, intimate wedding in a beautiful location. They found it aboard the Schooner Woodwind off Annapolis. Photo by James Roy Fine Art Photography

Tying the Knot Legend tells that sailors of yesteryear who wanted to get married would send a piece of rope to their girlfriends. If the rope came back with a knot in it, that meant she said yes. Then two ornate knots were tied in a length of rope, and when the ends were pulled, the knots came together in the middle.

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##Marriages at sea toss in some not so romantic scenarios like sea sickness, squalls, and groomoverboard drills. This wedding aboard the Schooner Woodwind was sunny, dry, and calm. Photo by James Roy Fine Art Photography

here is a longstanding myth that a captain of a ship can officiate legally binding marriages at sea. I hate to break any romantic notions, but some research reveals this just isn’t true and never has been. But fear not nautical romantics, because getting married at sea is not only possible, but easy and memorable according to those who have taken the plunge. “Captain Jennifer made everything perfect,” gushes Becca Hertzberg. “We talked about all of the things that could possibly go wrong and prepared for everything. In the end, it was a picture perfect day.” Becca and Josh were not sailors. They were just a couple looking for a low-key, intimate wedding in a beautiful location. After some research and a serendipitous viewing of the movie “Wedding Crashers,” the Washington, DC, couple came up with a wedding day booking on the Schooner Woodwind in Annapolis. “We didn’t realize the boat in the movie was Woodwind until after we had found their website and put it all together,” says Becca. “We just liked how laid-back it all seemed.” With all of the wild cards of a normal wedding, marriages at sea toss in other not so romantic scenarios like sea sickness, squalls, and groom-overboard drills. Becca and Josh created little “TLC” packages for their guests with thoughtful and sea-savvy items like Dramamine and rain ponchos. Thankfully, the fall of 2007 was a drought season, and the wedding was sunny, dry, and calm. “We’re 130 miles up the Chesapeake Bay, so we don’t get the ocean swells. In most places on the East Coast, you don’t get the beauty and the calm together that we have around here,” says Captain Jennifer Kaye. She says even on the days when the wind is howling and the chop is sloshing, all they have to do is tuck up the Severn River, and all is well. “We’re still sailing the whole time,” she adds. The boat can accommodate up to 40 people, and if you have a larger wedding planned, you can charter out both Woodwinds and have another 40 on the second boat. “One couple had her family and friends on one of our boats and his on the other. We had a beautiful sail. Then we rafted up in Weems Creek, and he stepped onto her side for the ceremony. After food and drinks, they mixed things up, and all family members from both sides were on one boat and friends of the couple on the other. We got great photos!” remembers Captain Jennifer. So what’s the catch? Captain Jennifer can host your perfect wedding under sail, but she can’t marry you. You’ll need to BYOO—bring your own officiant. “Captains don’t have the authority, so couples need to have a Justice of the Peace or someone else who can legally marry them onboard, and they need to have their own paperwork in order.” There is one instance when a captain can marry a couple at sea. If the captain is also an ordained minister, then you’re good to go. Captain Iris Clarke offers small weddings with customized ceremonies aboard Selina II operating out of St. Michaels. “We do about two dozen weddings a year. They are my favorite outings. I just love weddings,” says Captain Iris. Selina II can host six passengers, so weddings are intimate affairs. Captain Iris says her typical wedding client is an older couple taking a second spin at the marriage game. All of her customers appreciate her personal touch on the occasion. “I am a very spiritual person, and I offer that aspect. Many people are seeking that for their special day.”

“When you hear Captain Iris’s voice, you know instantly it’s all going to be okay. She told us, ‘The sun is always behind the clouds.’ And that has been the mantra of our marriage,” says Alisa Jones. Alisa and husband Bryan were married on Selina II in May 2009 and remembering the sun was the ongoing theme of the day. That’s because the rain never stopped the entire time. “We drove from Kentucky for 12 hours, and the rain followed us the whole drive. I stopped at Target to buy socks and a longsleeved shirt because we were getting so cold,” remembers Alisa. “They had such an amazing spirit and beautiful attitude about the weather,” Captain Iris recalls. “She wore her socks and turtle neck right along with her wedding dress in the pouring rain. But they never stopped smiling.” “We laughed the entire time. It was an adventure!” says Alisa. The captains of Woodwind and Selina agree that it’s an honor to be a part of people’s wedding ceremonies. “It’s such a wonderful place in people’s lives when they are so heartfelt and vulnerable, and I love witnessing that,” says Captain

“She wore her socks and turtle neck right along with her wedding dress in the pouring rain. But they never stopped smiling.”

##Captain Iris of Selina II, shown here in rain boots, told Alisa and Bryan, “The sun is always behind the clouds.” That has been the mantra of our marriage,” says Alisa. Photo by Frank Devlin

Iris. Captain Jennifer adds, “Whenever you can participate in somebody’s special moment, it doesn’t get much better than that.” Learn more at &

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When sailing among the cayes along Belize’s barrier reef, where there are few opportunities for sailors to re-provision, my crew and I found ourselves anchored off an uninhabited cay toward the end of our trip, having run out of ice with no hope of making or obtaining any more. Or so we thought. As we pondered sundowners with no ice, Rick spied what appeared to be a floating thatched roof, making its way from Belize City to tiny Goff’s Caye. With nothing to lose, Rick grabbed a trash bag and drove the dinghy over to the palapa. It turned out that the floating pile of palmetto fronds was a Tiki bar on pontoons, hoping to make a few bucks off the cruise ship daytrippers deposited on Goff’s. Owing to their affection for the staff at our charter company, and Rick’s friendly request, the bartenders were more than happy to fill our trash bag with ice, saving us from lukewarm cocktails for the rest of our trip. While Belize doesn’t cater as much to visiting boaters, other destinations are more focused on commerce with sailors. In Trellis Bay in the British Virgin Islands, we often encountered a cruiser named Anouk whose hard dinghy was equipped with fenders and a rig that allowed her to tie up to charter boats to peddle handmade jewelry and accessories. Norman Island’s Bight is the home base of a boat named Deliverance, which delivers ice, baked goods, and other goodies, while collecting trash.

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The Grenadines are home to a group of entrepreneurs known simply as “boat boys.” Plying the waters of these sparsely populated islands in homemade boats, painted in vivid colors but sporting powerful outboards, the boat boys trade in everything from T-shirts to lobster feasts on the beach. Not all of them are as heedful of the shiny gelcoat of charter boats as Anouk is, so many guides to the area tout the services of the more reputable and careful boat boys. While most of the boat boys are friendly and honest, some of their brethren have been known to force their anchoring or “boat-watching” services on unsuspect-

ing visitors, making many sailors wary of all boat boys. Of course, when one has an overactive imagination, fueled by rum, a night off an island inhabited only by voracious no-see-ums, and a second-hand suggestion that flare guns be kept handy to fight off Central American pirates, the possibility of nefarious deeds lurks everywhere. As we were settling in for dinner in the cockpit in the pitch darkness of a starless night in Belize, an un-lighted boat slid in too close to us, heaving its anchor noisily overboard. I was convinced that a boarding party was minutes away, lost my appetite, and spent

the rest of the night cowering in my bunk. Every thump and splash served to keep me wide awake. In the light of the next morning, I saw that our pirates were nothing more than lobster fishermen, who collect their catch using a sailboat and canoes. Pirates in canoes … not too scary! Indeed, most of the makeshift contraptions in the islands tend to make one crack a smile or look twice, and not quake in fear. So when I spotted a rusting hulk of a delivery boat in the Exumas with an eye-catching name, I wasn’t too surprised, though I still laugh about it. There must be a heck of a story behind Fartbutt.

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Sailstice DelMarVa Rally 2011 Safety in Numbers: Simply DelMarVa-Lous!


ccording to busy insiders at, the seven-day Sailstice DelMarVa Rally June 19-25 will offer captains and crew a chance to experience Bay-ocean-Bay sailing with other sailors. The 400-mile passage will begin in Annapolis, cruise through the C&D Canal, sail in the Atlantic Ocean to parties at the Hampton YC and Southern Maryland SA in Solomons, and then onto home. Proceeds from entry fees and such will benefit Annapolis Community Boating in Annapolis, Southern MD Sailing Foundation in Solomons, and Wounded Warriors in Hampton, VA. Yes, but why circumnavigate the DelMarVa? Cruiser Joe Zebleckes of Club Beneteau Chesapeake Bay says, “We did the week-long circumnavigation last year beginning Memorial Day weekend on our Beneteau 40, Anneliese. The weather conditions were generally pretty tame. The most severe weather (and best sailing) was

##Finally! Daybreak after our first night sail in the Delaware Bay. Photo by Jeanne van Hekken

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##Club Beneteau Chesapeake Bay 2010 Delmarva Circumnavigation participants enjoy the sun and fun in Ocean City, MD. Photo by Joe Zebleckes

on our return home when a cold front pressed in from the west with tornadoes being spotted in the Upper Bay. Our boat handled the weather like a dream and met all of our expectations.” “There were 14 boats and 44 sailors. It was a great way to make new friendships and learn from a wide range of experience. Individually and as a club, it was good to test our comfort zones and challenge ourselves as a way of continually developing and improving our skills. The trip featured stopovers, two extended night sails, and several contingency plans. We opted for the ‘stop and smell the flowers’ itinerary.” “Onboard were my wife Janet, our 10-year-old daughter Jessica, Al Nahmias, and me. Jessica saw dolphins and late-night stars, took turns at the helm, and yielded good behavior out of the rest of us. Although sailing offshore with the steady breeze and rolling seas is truly idyllic, coming into port and sharing tales, laughs, and libations with our crew and new friends were the best parts.” Cruiser Jeanne van Hekken also did that club’s circumnavigation May 29-June 6, 2010. “It began with a party at Dave and Judy Templeton’s home on the Sassafras River and ended with the Beneteau Rendezvous in Deltaville, VA. My husband Frans and I sailed our Beneteau 473, Messsing About. On our leg sailing north

to Solomons, we had a tense 1.5 hours beating to weather with tornado warnings. With only two of us, there was no time to sleep during our overnight legs from the C&D Canal to Ocean City, MD, and then onto Norfolk, VA.” “We did it for the adventure and experience… although at first, I had my doubts. We also wanted to learn about our boat, find friends in the Beneteau club, and see if we have the personalities for offshore sailing. On the water, we were alone, but when we anchored or secured a slip, we were with a great group of people… enjoying good food, wine, beer, and conversation. Before the DelMarVa, we didn’t really know anyone in the club. Now, we feel close to those who went on this adventure.” “Entering Ocean City inlet, it was getting windy, the channel looked narrow, we were tired, and we needed to find our slip at Sunset Marina. We pulled into the slip, thinking we’d get a bite to eat and then sleep. Well, returning from the restaurant, some club members were off our stern playing music and sharing wine and appetizers. We proceeded to party. Who needs sleep?” Now you know why. Are you ready to rally? By June 10, send your Club Notes and Directory updates, high-res photos, and Hampton YC’s hot crab dip.


he Tartan 34 Classic (T34C) Association welcomed Jürgen and Susanna Mohrmann (below) to the Chesapeake with a gala celebration May 7 at the Maryland YC in Pasadena, MD. The couple recently completed a 10-month, 6000-nautical-mile cruise from Hamburg, Germany to St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Maryland. Their 44-year-old sailboat, Rubicon, is the first hull of the Tartan 34 Classic line. David and Mary Ina Bourdon coordinated the event, with generous support from Steve Malbasa, CEO of Tartan Marine (tartan34classic. org). —by Grace Holt


Hundreds of Happy Hours

n addition to six daysails this June, Singles on Sailboats will cruise to the Middle River June 11-12 and enjoy the Anniversary Party Cruise to the Sailing Emporium at Rock Hall, MD, June 25-26. And don’t forget our Happy Hours held in Annapolis, Baltimore, Ellicott City, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC. Anybody interested is invited to join us, get to know some of our members, and learn more about our club ( —by Alex Doyle

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t the Cooper River YC, youth and young adult sailing classes will begin June 20 and meet Monday-Friday for three hours a day through the middle of August for students eight-to 16-year-olds. Sailing teaches students discipline and alertness, patience and respect for nature, comfort on and off the water, and responsibility for self, others, and equipment ( —by Marcella Ridenour

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or members of the Alberg 30 Association, May brought Tim Williams’s win in the NOOD Regatta, Brian Walter’s week-long Follow the Wind Cruise, Trish and Mike Lehman’s Maintenance Weekend on Mill Creek off the Magothy River, the Annapolis to Miles River Regatta and Memorial Day Cruise to the Wye River, and Jim and Sandy Davis’s two-week DC Commute Cruise to Washington, DC. June brings the Ted Osius Memorial Regatta June 5, the Syronelle International Team Race Series on Lake Ontario June 11-12, PSA’s Overnight Race off Gibson Island and Max Meinhold’s Children’s Cruise to Broad Creek on the Magothy June 18-19, an overnight cruise to Norfolk, VA, with Jonathan Adams and Dave Cooper June 24, and the two-week Lower Bay Cruise ( —by Rolph Townshend


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atalina Fleet 3 Chesapeake Bay members kicked off the sailing season with Tom and Wanda Vail’s raft-up in Granary Creek May 14-15. If you have a Catalina and see one of our raft-ups, join us. Bill and Sally Jack’s Wine Tasting Raft-Up will be in Galesville on Sally J Memorial Day weekend, when a few members will begin an extended Southern Bay cruise. Fleet 3 monitors VHS radio channel 72 ( —by Bill and Sally Jack

Rendezvous, S’il Vous Plaît


ickerson Owners Association members are gearing up for the 44th Dickerson Rendezvous at Mears Yacht Haven in Oxford, MD, June 17-19. The event features a parade of arriving wooden and fiberglass Dickersons, welcoming ceremonies, happy hours and other parties, light racing to determine the next commodore, and more. The highlight of the weekend is the Saturday night dinner with the awards ceremony, musical entertainment, and really great comradeship and stories (of course, which are never to be repeated on shore), this time at the Tred Avon YC ( —by Joe Slavin

Picnics, Programs, and Parties


t’s picnic time for the Magothy River SA (MRSA). On June 10, racers and cruisers will arrive by land and sea to Ed and Peggy Poe’s Pasadena home for a cookout and gala evening. MRSA’s Junior Training Program at the Grachur Club June 20-July 1 for nine- to 16-year-old boys and girls includes a comprehensive training program for beginners on up to advanced sailors, and relies on parents for boat maintenance and daily supervision. Wednesday night racers will host an after-race raft-up June 8 to celebrate the end of two series of races. Cruisers burned our socks at a cruise to Broad Creek on the Magothy, traveled to Annapolis, and on Memorial Day, ventured to Granary Creek. June will find cruisers heading to the West River, enjoying a Women’s Cruise, and canoeing and kayaking a piece ( —by Peggy Poe

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he Mariner Yacht Owners Group (Chesapeake) invites all Chesapeake Bay area owners of Mariner Yachts to join rendezvous and fleet cruises (; three are in Annapolis, alone. Steve Reeves, owner of Bacon Sails, recently purchased Peregrine, a Mariner 36 sloop; Geoff Ferrell recently bought Kittywake, a Mariner 36 ketch; and Tory Salvia’s Sparkle Plenty, a Mariner 36 sloop (below), was featured in the March/ April issue of Good Old Boat Magazine. —by Tory Salvia

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And Now for Something New

eanneau Sailboat Owners (JSO) (below) is a new association in North America. In February, the Chesapeake Bay Chapter met in Annapolis. Raft-ups have been held at Tidewater Yacht Services in Baltimore and Dun Cove off Harris Creek. The next event will be an overnight raft-up at Gibson Island June 18. JSO is open to all Jeanneau sailboat owners. We have raft-ups, educational and technical sessions, and lots of fun (jeanneauamerica. com). —by Fred Fortunato

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Rolling in the Deep?


une finds the Glenmar SA deep into the throes of our regular season activities. Our Wednesday evening racing is well underway, our CBYRA-sanctioned Tune-Up Race is behind us, and our annual Northern Bay Regatta comes on June 25-26. We also have scheduled a Sunday afternoon Sonof-a-Funex races, just for fun. Our annual two-week Family Cruise is just around the corner. We will hit all of the usual Chesapeake anchorages and ports that you visited with mom and dad years ago. The small boat fleet is racing Thursday evenings, and as usual, the Thistle fleet is hot and competitive. If you live, work, or play on the Upper Bay and have a hankerin’ for some sailing excitement, give us a holler; we’d love to get to know you (glenmarsailing. org). —by Paul Rybczynski

Big Ship, Little Ships


he fun-loving Sailing Chavurah took a Big Ship cruise out of Baltimore on Royal Caribbean’s Enchantment of the Seas in early April for a five-day “sail” to Bermuda. Highlights included the Captain’s Dinner (below) and time spent on the Bridge, while Steve and Kay Permison did sight reductions of the sun to complete U.S. Power Squadron celestial navigation course requirements. Our Little Ships cruise was an “Ice-Breaker” raft-up on the Severn in Weems Creek ( —by Stephen Permison, MD

##Current, past, and vice commodores of Sailing Chavurah head to the Captain’s Reception with spouses and friends.

##CBC’s luncheon welcomes the 2011 sailing season at Pirates Cove Restaurant in Galesville, MD. Photo by Mickey Doran

Pirates and Pilots?


uring the Chesapeake Bristol Club’s annual spring luncheon (above) at Pirates Cove Restaurant in Galesville, MD, we learned about what Bay pilots do. Race director Paul Kavanough has planned another trophy-laden racing season, culminating in the Broad Arrow Trophy Award. Mickey Doran hosted our spring shakedown cruise to Carr Creek May 15-16. The Bittners led our Memorial Day festivities with the Eastport YC and Magothy River SA in Granary Creek off the Wye River. June brings our Spring Cruise led by the Bogardes and Maddens and the St. Michaels Log Canoe race spectator spectacular led by the Hottels. This July, Marty Suydam will lead our Fireworks Cruise, and the Adensams will host the Where the Wind Blows Cruise ( —by Bob Clopp

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n May 14, the Back Creek YC (below) met on Back Creek at Annapolis Landing with appetizers, BBQ chicken and pulled pork, scrumptious sides, and dessert with hosts Cindy and Westbrook Murphy, and Sunday breakfast at Port Annapolis. On May 25, we gathered for the Blue Angels practice flyovers and lunched at Ken’s Back Porch Café

at Annapolis Landing. We held our Memorial Weekend Cruise at the Chesapeake YC on the West River May 28-30. Our Annual Cruise will begin in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor at the Anchorage Marina June 19 and take advantage of all the fun at Great Oaks Marina at Fairlee Creek and Haven Harbour Marina on Swan Creek ( —by Otto Hetzel

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he April 30 Azalea Regatta was a great day of racing and sailing for the Northern Neck SA (NNSA). Dave Nichol ran a terrific race as PRO, John Bouma (Come Monday) provided the most splendiferous race committee vessel (with great munchies assembled by Cindy), and all those on the race committee who took down our times and tribula-

tions. Thanks to members who provided the chase boat and her handler, dockmaster Brendan Drinkwater, and to Dave Baxter for the use of his sail loft for the Skippers’ Meeting. First place went to Halaha (racers) and Study Hall (cruisers), second went to Surely Boo (racers) and Pax (cruisers), and third went to T L Sea (racers) and Allegory II (nnsa-sailing. com). —by Tim Dull

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niversal Sailing Club members held their spring kickoff meeting in March with new commodore Gary Dixon at the helm. This April, three hardy souls had a blustery passage from Baltimore to Rock Hall aboard Brian Morrison’s C&C 34. We have added several cruising rendezvous and socials in Annapolis, Baltimore, and Rock Hall, as well as Third Friday Happy Hours in Annapolis and beyond. Our largely AfricanAmerican club has members in Baltimore, the District of Columbia, Delaware, Philadelphia, New York City, and elsewhere. We especially look forward to welcoming back two members who cruised south to Jacksonville and Key West, FL ( —by Baxter Smith


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hesapeake Bay Tartan Sailing Club (CBTSC) members sampled 30 rums during the Early Bird/Rum Tasting Cruise to Saltworks Creek (right). We also joined the T34C club in hosting a grand welcoming party for the Mohrmanns and Gerhard Peters. Upcoming events include the annual Memorial Day Cruise up the Chester River to Queenstown, MD, and Langford Creek; a Rhode River cruise to tour the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center; and a trip to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor to see an Orioles game ( —by Peter Kreyling

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or the Chesapeake Area Professional Captains Association’s (CAPCA) April meeting (below), captain Ken Binnix, CAPCA’s past president and secretary of the Oyster Recovery Partnership (OPR), and Stephan Abel, OPR’s executive director, discussed how sanctuaries, aquaculture, and enforcement zones have brought the population back. CAPCA’s meetings are held the fourth Monday of the month and are open to all. At our June 27 meeting at the Annapolis Elks Lodge in Edgewater, MD, you’ll learn about search-and-rescue operations from USCG Sector Baltimore ( —by Sally Smith ##Colorful Corinthian couture graces the Derby Day party for Corinthians in Annapolis. It was neck ‘n’ neck, but Christine Cully (back row in white, third from the right) won the “Best Hat” award.

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and Jean-Michel Houde sailed to the event. As for the horse race, Andy Noles won $55 for first place, Steve Tyler took second, and Jean-Michel Houde nabbed third. Pork and beef grilled tenderloins, steamed shrimp, and vegetables capped off a fun afternoon ( —by Cynthia Pyron



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he Rockville Sail and Power Squadron’s April General Meeting at the Golden Bull Grad Café Restaurant in Gaithersburg, MD, saw more than 30 members and guests enjoying a presentation by Darron Zimmer of Pettit Paints. Greg Boyd, James Caple, Lauren Cosgrove, Bruno DeSchaetzen, Emilie DeSchaetzen, Darren Higgins, Matt Jessel, Tom O’Brien, Paul Ostrye, Stephen Peterson, and Daryl Price recently passed the piloting course. Most of these intrepid souls are now taking our Advanced Piloting class. Courses in marine communications and cruise planning are ongoing (

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uring the West River Sailing Club’s (WRSC) Flag Raising in Galesville April 16 (above), Nan Irey received the Carlton Fitz Service Award, and Erik and Jane Chang received the Cruising Commodore Cup. Thanks to everyone who helped prepare for the season on Fitting Out Day by cleaning ceiling fans, doing yard work, and repairing the hoist. Starting in June, our events for small and big boats include cruising rendezvous, open houses, learn-to-sail programs for kids and adults, Friday BBQ and Regatta Series, summer races, and more ( —by Carole McCullough

ine boats and 24 people savored Herrington Harbour SA’s (HHSA) April Fool’s Cruise to Oxford April 30-May 1 (below). A great dinner at Latitude 38 followed a Happy Hour featuring Painkillers and great appetizers. Wednesday night racing began May 4, and more fun was had at our Full Moon event May 13-15, which included champagne toasts and chocolate at midnight. Next up is the 60s Cruise June 4-5. HHSA is celebrating its 30th year with a July cruise and other special events ( —by Debra Annand

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In Search of Catalina C34 Bay Sailors

leet 12 of the Catalina C34 Association is compiling a directory of C34 boats on the Chesapeake Bay (hjrecla to allow owners to meet others to socialize and share boat projects and experiences. Those who respond will receive the directory when it is completed and receive an invitation to the C34 Rendezvous June 25 at Hartge Yacht Harbor in Galesville. You can come by land or sea, and there will be slips to rent and plenty of space to anchor and dink ashore. Our informal program will be two roundtables, one on boat technical questions monitored by Ron Hill and one on cruising the Bay. This free event is open to all who have or have owned a C34. Refreshments and snacks will be provided ( —by Jim Brener

Off to a Great Start!


tingray Harbour YC’s (SHYC) Opening Day weekend (below) featured great weather for our nautical yard sale, safety inspections, sock burning, dinner and dancing under the tent, new member orientation, favorite anchorages group discussion, anchoring tips from our commodore, and shakedown sail on the Rappahannock River (! —by Sherry Davis ##SHYC’s commodore Chip Powell celebrates the sun and kicks off opening day ceremonies.

##NVSPS provided free vessel safety inspections during Herrington Harbour North’s Boater’s Yard Sale (L-R): Ann Nartsissov and vessel examiners George Nartsissov, Francis Williamson, and George Degnon.

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t Herrington Harbour North’s Boaters Yard Sale May 7 (above), attendees found great treasures from others’ storage lockers and received free vessel safety examinations by the Northern Virginia Sail and Power Squadron (NVSPS) ( —by Frank Shults

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West River Riders and Sometime Waders

f you follow the Tuesday night antics of the West River Catamaran Racing Association for long, you’ll need a Prozac. Here’s what we’ve learned so far this spring (below): A 230-plus-pound bald guy makes a great sea anchor for a Nacra 20. Trap lines do break. The world looks a little different 8.5 feet in the air. Bay water doesn’t taste very good. Torn-up mainsails make it hard to right a Nacra. An impressive amount of blood comes out of a knuckle when it’s whacked by a Ronstan bullet block propelled by bungee cords. If you hear a kerr-plunk, don’t continue upwind without your buddy. And, sailing fast washes off a lot of blood ( ##Commodore Bill Petersen received his cap as his first lady, Marie Petersen, looks on.

M ##The scene before the fury. Photo by Keith Chapman

Cherries Jubilee. Yum!

ore than 120 members and guests of the Chesapeake YC (CYC) attended the annual Commodore’s Ball (above). We enjoyed an evening of sumptuous dining along with dancing until the wee hours of the morning. The hit of the menu that evening was the Cherries Jubilee dessert accompanied by a “rolling” cordial bar. CYC has been fortunate to admit 11 new members over the past 12 months and seeks to add as many, if not more, this boating season. Pass the word along (! —by Gail Parsons and Susan Jensen

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Summer Sailing Fun for Kids

he 91-year-old North East River YC (below) in North East, MD, hosts weekly “Learn to Sail” sessions Monday-Thursday June 13-August 8 for ages seven to 18 years. The program encourages junior sailors to experience the joy of sailing and teaches the essential elements of boat handling, seamanship, water safety skills, and racing in a safe and fun environment. Each day, beginning to advanced sailing juniors will enjoy sailing Sunfish, Lasers, and Optimist dinghies in the sheltered waters of the North East River ( —by Sharlene Wilkins

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ver Memorial Day weekend, members of the Hunter SA (right) sailed to St. Michaels to an anchorage in San Domingo Creek and dinghied ashore for a club picnic in St. Michaels San Domingo Park with members who sailed up the Miles River into the main harbor. On June 17, we will host our annual night sail as part of the Summer Sailstice weekend. We will sail up the Choptank River Friday night and hang out on Saturday before returning to home ports June 19 ( —by Carl Reitz

J ##Twelve happy customers at NERYC. Photo courtesy of Sharlene Wilkins


##After social hour in the West River, 28 Hunter SA members gathered for dinner at Pirates Cove Restaurant. Photo by Mike Crothers

Underway, Not Overboard

ewish Navy members are firming up plans for Independence Day celebrations and raft-up locations. Knowing that nostalgia isn’t what it used to be, we are putting new ideas and new locations into our float plans. So we say “ahOY” as we begin our journeys for this 2011 boating season. We draw our membership from boaters who sail, or plan to sail, the Chesapeake Bay. We have a sprinkling of boaters

from New Hampshire to Florida and the mid-West, but most members live in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia. The Jewish Navy is for relaxed, go-with-the-flow sailors who enjoy sharing good sailing, good stories, and information (some good and some iffy). If you would like to meander with us to the beat of a different drummer, contact us at jewishnavy —by Adiva Sotzsky


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elow, you’ll find a nice shot of the Portsmouth Boat Club’s Spring Barnacle Regatta Friday night race in the Elizabeth River off downtown Norfolk ( —by Jonathan Romero


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’ve sailed many places with the Philadelphia Sailing Club (PSC), but I still love a quiet evening anchored in some Chesapeake creek (below). And, it will be nice to see Jackie and Dave again, owners of Haven Charters. Al Ponessa will discuss engines this June, and Hugh MacMullan will present his book El Captain and the Theory of Everything in July. Our general meetings the third Wednesday of the month at the Cynwyd Club in Bala Cynwyd, PA, are a great time to schmooze with fellow sailors, and all are welcome! Also look for us at the bar at Gullifty’s in Rosemont the first Wednesday of the month ( —by Jane Harrington

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Charting, Boating, and Socializing

elow, commander Jim Wimsatt of Kent Narrows Sail and Power Squadron attended a USPS District 5 (D5) Cooperative Charting Program workshop at NOAA’s Atlantic Marine Center in Norfolk. USPS members provide information to NOAA’s Marine Chart Division to update nautical charts and coast pilot publications. We took a short ride on the RV Faye Slover and enjoyed a dock party at Tidewater Marina hosted by the Virginia Beach Sail and Power Squadron. Marines from the Portsmouth Naval Hospital went on a fishing trip and picnicked on the docks with several USPS squadrons ( _narrows.html). —by Karen Wimsatt

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embers of the Baltimore Annapolis Sailing Club (BASC) thank those who helped with our “Get Ready for Sailing with BASC” event, including guest speakers/ instructors Marcus Asante, Bobbie Carew, Nancy Hanna, Rick O’Donnell, and Jim O’Meara for the classroom part; boat owners Marcus Asante, Emil Becker, Tony Frattalone, Bill McKelvy, Jim O’Meara, and Gary Seale for on-the-water action; Ellen Rosenberg and Ronni Varner for organizing; SpinSheet and the U.S. Coast Guard for supplying informative brochures; and Lorie Stout for her encouragement and for supplying additional boats to sail on through Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB)/Annapolis Community Boating (ABC). The net proceeds went to CRAB/ ABC ( —by Andrew Barabasz

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fter a smashing May 3 tune-up, Choptank SA sailors already are enjoying the benefits of going with an earlier start time on the Choptank River, where “pre-failing” southwesterly can too frequently result in “drifting” finishers wreaking arithmetical havoc on “golf-handicap” scoring. Beside extended courses for all, added post-race cruising time for some, and lots of VHS chatter for a few, our ever-so-slightly-graying “water warriors,” for the past two weeks, have been able to capitalize on Cambridge’s abundant earlybird dinner specials, making it a “Win-Wind-Win” for Tuesday Night live! Mintaka, Nomadic, Wampu, and others are up to their old tricks ( —by Dr. Andrew Counts

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Dueling “DC” Blenders


n April 30-May 1, eight Club Beneteau Chesapeake Bay boats and 22 sailors celebrated Cinco de Mayo in the South River with hosts Kevin and Holly McKibben (below). Margaritas flowed from two monster “DC” blenders courtesy of the McKibbens and John and Denise McLinn. Mexican-inspired dishes, wine, beer, and lively music made for lots of swaying and dancing. We look forward to our next CB2 adventure ( —by Jeanne van Hekken

##Mexican mania… CB2 members Frans, Cynthia, Tina, Molly, Holly, Judy, and Kevin celebrate Cinco de Mayo afloat.

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elp lonely Potterphiles and newbies hook up with the rest of the East Coast Potter Association (ECPA)! Forward your Potter-centric float, gathering, and cruise plans to SpinSheet Magazine, the “what’s happening” magazine of the Chesapeake Bay and nearby sailing venues. Also send after-the-

fact reports of the same, if amusing, enlightening, or encouraging along with our ECPA contact info: groups Don’t miss the Eastern Messabout June 3-5 at Elk Neck State Park, MD. You owe it to yourself to go to this gathering of small sailboats and have a great time. —by Robert Skinner

Suppertime... and the Livin’ Is Easy


ay 6 brought 22 members of the Chesapeake Corinthian Sailing Club (CCSC) to Belle Napoli Restaurant in Pasadena (right). Great food and good friends made for an enjoyable and appetizing land cruise. Commodore Patrick McGeehan recognized Cynthia and Duncan MacDonald for their years of social chair service. Four June activities are scheduled, including cruises to Bodkin Creek on the Patapsco River and up the Rhode River ( —by Adrian Flynn

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It’s a Classic

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s well as being active racers in classes such as the J/22 and Etchells, Annapolis sailor Doug Kinney’s crew aboard his Hinckley 50 Godspeed has done quite a bit of big boat racing together, including the Newport to Bermuda Race, the Annapolis to Newport Race, and even the Sidney Hobart Race. Last year, Kinney e-mailed his crew and

##It’s not a bad way to spend an April day. Photo by Tim Wright/

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asked if they had any interest in doing the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta in April. Of course, they jumped onboard. Then again, April 14 to 19 this year, the crew reunited in Antigua for another fabulous event. “It just blows you away,” says crew member Greg Walker, also of Annapolis, as are most of Kinney’s crew except for one from Baltimore and one from Chestertown, MD. “At night, you’re at the dock with this whole series of historical boats from all around the world. We were down

the dock from Stormy Weather (Olin Stephens’s favorite design—the 53-foot yacht won the Fastnet in 1935). It’s a great atmosphere, not just to look at the artistry of classic yachts, but the people are really interesting. The event organizers define classic as yachts built in the 1920s and 1930s, “when all yachts has lines of beauty and grace, with acres of canvas, fine craftsmanship, and gleaming varnish,” says the brochure. They also include traditional workboats, such as the Carriacou sloops native to the islands, and boats that fit into the Spirit of Tradition class, which are “vessels built along ‘classic’ lines using modern techniques and materials.” “They design the courses so that there are 20- to 25-mile races each day, and each day is set up so that each type of boat can shine. Some favor reaching, etc.; the classics are all so different,” says Walker. “It’s gentlemen’s racing. It’s more about the boats than the people.” The regatta unfolds at Antigua YC in Falmouth Harbor. “It’s very casual. The locals are friendly. There are lots of nice restaurants. The place attracts a lot of boats and classics from around the Caribbean,” says Walker. “The most interesting part about it is racing with these beautiful boats of all sizes. One day, a 135-foot J Boat passed us, and then shortly thereafter, we were sailing next to the smallest boat in the regatta [a 23-foot Winslow from St. Barths]… We will definitely do this event again.”

##A spectacular escape from April rains on the Chesapeake Bay. Photo by Greg Walker

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##Skipper Doug Kinney at the helm of Godspeed as a 135-foot J Class boat comes swooshing by. Photo by Greg Walker

##The Godspeed crew: (front) owner and skipper, Doug Kinney; (back row L to R) Andy Petit, Tag Hunt, Greg Walker, Geoff Kaplan (all from Annapolis), Brooke Kinney (Chestertown), and Peter Bowe (Baltimore). Photo courtesy of Greg Walker

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A collegiate racing sailor finds that she’s almost ready to face Mother Nature’s curveballs…

ast Saturday, while drifting in a 420 on the beautiful waters of Kings Point Maritime Academy, at the height of April monsoon season, I was hit with a sudden “oo la la” style moment… why doesn’t my Kokatat drysuit have a hood? This question prompted me to ask my skipper another question—why can’t I have Harry Potter’s rainy day Quidditch glasses that have the technical feature of the windshield wipers? (Needless to say, my skipper seemed unconcerned.)

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Looking at the boats around me, I noted how I fared gear-wise compared to my fellow competitors. The expressionless tone of the race course spoke for itself. We were all equally drenched and miserable; our Patagonia base layers sticking to us under the weight of the torrential downpour. Oh dear, the rain has penetrated the protective layer of my cotton hat, if only I had Musto’s Waterproof Performance Cap. So much for my morning shower. Thank you, Mother Nature. Two hours later, the breeze picked up, and the monsoon was reduced to a light drizzle. Trading me for my heavy-air alternate, my skipper dropped me off on the motorboat where I joined the rest of the extras, coaches, and spectators. Within 10 minutes, I was frozen solid. The combination of the breeze, waves crashing over the side of the boat, and still drizzling precipitation sent

chills down my body, literally turning my feet into blocks of ice that would have been more useful as ice loges than functional body parts. Too bad I had only brought my springtime boots, the Aigle Maramu Lace Ups, to New York, leaving my warmer Aigle Bora Neoprene Boots back in Southern Maryland. I should have known that even in April, New York City was still in the depths of winter. My misery was starting to sink in, and I knew that if at that moment I had to jump back in the boat, my feet would not function, especially with the slight possibility that they could disconnect from my legs; snapping off, like the clean break of a metal lacrosse shaft during winter training. I couldn’t believe that last week I had broken out my spring and summer sailing gear. It was just last Thursday that I retired my Gill Neoprene gloves for the season, trading them for the thinnest pair of gloves Atlas makes. However, I couldn’t trick myself it was summer quite yet as the water in Southern Maryland wasn’t up to its standard summertime bathtub temperature, and I was still sailing on a daily basis in my Magic Marine wetsuit shorts, rather than my favorite pair of old Volcom boardies. Although, just thinking about my summer sailing gear was making me cold and miserable out on the motorboat; which is no way to be when practically stranded in the middle of the Hudson River. One more race and we would be at the docks. About an hour later, I’d survived and was back onshore, after practically leaping from the motorboat before the driver had even finished his attempt at parallel parking. Finally making it back to the dry and temperature-controlled climate of the Kings Point Team Room, I uncovered my gear bag that had been waiting patiently for my return.


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Youth and Collegiate Sailing Focus Stripping off my Turtle Fur neck gator, sopping wet hat, St. Mary’s pinnie, and Lotus Lifejacket, I managed to escape the confines of my drysuit and trade my thin baselayers for some heavy-duty gear. Walking back outside after the lunch break, I noted that the breeze had died down a bit, and the beeps on the Doppler radar had come to a steady slow beat. However, after my lengthy stay at the not-so-five-star-resort of an extras boat, I wasn’t going to take any chances. Despite not finding a magical pair of Harry Potter’s windshield wiping glasses, I was able to find my amber lens Kaenons, perfect for the cloud-covered conditions. Outfitted to the max, I could have rivaled Sir Edmund Hilary on his trek to the top of Mt. Everest; I opted for the slightly less dangerous route and hopped back in the boat with my skipper. Outfitted both functionally and stylishly, my skipper and I headed back out on the water for the afternoon set of racing, ready for any and all of Mother Nature’s curveballs. About the Author: Franny Kupersmith recently graduated from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, after four years on the varsity sailing team.

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Chesapeake Racing Beat Getting in the Groove


The Annapolis NOOD Regatta 2011

t’s much easier to confess your early season rustiness or faux pas when you’ve collected some silverware at the top of your class, as the winners of the 2011 Sperry Top-Sider National Offshore One-Design (NOOD) Regatta proved while rehashing the April 29 to May 1 event. Two solid days of 15-knot winds made for a strong start to the annual event; yet even the strongest competitors made mistakes all racing sailors can learn from.

##The Sperry Top-Sider Annapolis NOOD Regatta April 29 to May 1 unfolded in terrific sailing conditions with wind shifts and currents as challenges. Photo by Dan Phelps

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A Few Faux Pas

was over early once, but I still won the race,” says Annapolis sailor Gary Jobson, winner of the 13-boat Etchells division on Whirlwind. “In race five, we rounded the windward mark in second, right next to the guy in first. We didn’t gybe right away; he did. We went from a comfortable second to almost last. Rounding the next mark, one of my crew, Jud Smith, suggested we start the race over. We then passed seven boats. It was our worst finish at fifth place, but it was our best race.” Tony Parker, who took top honors in the J/24 class on Bangor Packet, as he has four times in the past, shares his clumsy maneuver: “We lost a guy over the side at the weather mark with our spinnaker up. He was completely separated from the boat. This was the first time in 32 years of sailing J/24s that I have lost a person over the side completely… We were in first at the time. Other than having the thirdplace boat almost run him over, we were fine!” John Potvin, who was the victorious skipper on Slam Duck in the Catalina division with seven bullets in eight races, says that other than a round-up and the loss of a guy (the one on the clew, not a person, this time), “The worst was on the final race upwind; we were on starboard and had a collision with another Catalina 27 on port. Very minor, but it caused us to do a crash tack. We would have had an eighth first had it not been for the incident. We finished one boat length behind Catawampus.” Taking top honors for the first time as skipper in this event, Allan Terhune, winner by 15 points in the J/22 class on Dazzler, says, “We got greedy in race five and took the spinnaker down too late when we were leading the race. We really fumbled it up and went from first to second. We


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T should have been more conservative and just done things the way we knew how.” Having sailed in all 13 Annapolis NOOD Regattas and having won five times on his J/30 Bebop, this year clinching victory by one point, Bob Rutsch doesn’t seem to suffer from too many winter kinks. He says, “We were a bit lackadaisical about the scores. We had a one-point lead after Saturday and thought we were still winning on a tiebreaker after the first race Sunday (when we were actually one point back). In the eighth race, the boat we thought we were tied with was OCS, so we relaxed and sailed conservatively. Better Mousetrap was actually now just two points back and had a chance to win in the final race. Luckily, we held off two hard chargers and finished right behind them to win by one. We’ll keep better track of the scores in the future.” Cedric Lewis, who has also sailed in every Annapolis NOOD since the first one and won it three times in the J/105, including the 2011 edition on Mirage, says, “We became disengaged from racing in the long break between the seventh and eighth races, and it nearly cost us the series. With an 11-point lead and dying breeze, we drifted too far away from the starting line. When the race committee (RC) went into sequence, we had to scramble to get back to the starting area. We started at the wrong end of the line, because we did not have time to figure out the favored end. Meanwhile, Peter McChesney [second-place finisher on The Mystery Machine] remained close to the committee boat, started at the favored end of the line, and won the race. We finished 10th, our worst race, and narrowly won the series by two points. So, the lesson is—and how many times have you heard it?—it ain’t over until it’s over!”

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What They Did Right

op competitors also shared their crew’s successes, and the two-part recipe for winning seems to be practice at least once before the regatta and/or have a core crew that works together preferably for many years. Potvin’s and Lewis’s veteran crews’ practice consisted of one Wednesday night race. Bill Sweetser, who topped the J/109 division on Rush, as he has all three years he has competed in the event, including 2010, conducted a Thursday afternoon practice and one before Friday’s first race with his longtime crew and one new crew member. He then felt “very comfortable with our crew work… While we had a lot of fun racing, we had serious competition, and our focus during racing was intense.”

Tim Bloomfield, who has sailed in 13 Annapolis NOOD Regattas and earned the winning title in his Cal 25 White Cap, says, “Our crew performance was outstanding; we had 15 spinnaker sets, at least as many gybes, with lots of wind and no major problems. I asked our stellar bowman, Matt Mellin, for his thoughts on this question, and he says the secret of our success was that I have learned after too many years to listen to the crew.” It was an interesting, energizing weekend for Eastport YC member Kristen Robinson, top-scoring local J/80 skipper on Angry Chameleon. Danish sailor Thomas Klok on Guldfaxe (and his Southern Bay crew) won a three-way tie at the top of the 25-boat fleet. Robinson’s team was thrilled

##While the Catalina 27 Slam Duck’s regular helmsman was on his honeymoon, John Potvin took over and posted seven bullets in eight races at the 2011 Annapolis NOOD Regatta. Photo by Dan Phelps

##Chris Sullivan’s Cal 25 Short Bus team had an exceptional weekend and finished in second behind Tim Bloomfield’s White Cap team. Photo by Dan Phelps

to win the two-way tie for fourth. There was yet another two-way tie for sixth, which means there is a lot of energy and stiff competition on the race course among J/80 sailors. One of the keys to Robinson’s team’s success is that they travel and sail all year and can’t blame any rustiness on spring. “We were confident and prepared for the NOOD,” she says. “I think preparation (such as having enough water purchased and on the boat, knowing where the boat will be, how everyone is getting there, what the dock time is, what we are doing for dinners, what food is going on the boat, and having the boat waxed and sails, lines, and blocks ready) is one major key to just being able to focus on sailing when you get out on the water.”  For the competitors on the race courses affected by the strong current all weekend, using that current to their advantage, by over-standing marks, for example, managing the lay lines, and strategizing about current at the start were factors contributing to success. According to Rutsch on the fleet three circle, “The current was strong enough to see a wake on the marks and the main RC boat. We stayed away from the pin end—too much risk of getting stacked up or pushed over.”   The unpredictable breeze proved to be the greater challenge for most competitors on all race circles. Nailing the shifts and paying attention were crucial. One last thing that Terhune did right: he took seventh-grader Riley Chadwick on as crew on Friday. “It was fun to have her enthusiasm and excitement onboard,” he says. This is not the first major regatta or hot race boat Chadwick has hitched a ride on. Stay tuned for future news on this young sailor. Among the first-place Chesapeake finishers not mentioned yet are Tim Williams on the Alberg 30 LinGin, Southern Bay sailor Bob Fleck on his S2 7.9 Horizon, Rod Jabin on his Farr 40 Ramrod, and Peter Scheidt on the J/35 Maggie. Follow us!

##Annapolis sailor Henry Filter placed third in the Melges 24 class. Photo by Dan Phelps

##One point! That’s all that separated second-place finisher Robert Putnam’s J/30 Better Mousetrap from the first-place entry, Bebop. Photo by Dan Phelps


Thank You, RC

hen it comes to RC work, Terhune says, “The RC from Severn SA was awesome. Mark Haslinger and his team did a wonderful job responding to windshifts and getting quality races off. I know the J/22 fleet was tough for them on the starting line. I think we had 12 general recalls, but he used the Z and black flags perfectly to keep us under control and to get good races off. Amazing job.” “Eastport YC’s RC worked very hard to make the starts, line and courses square, with marks moved to keep them that way,” says Rutsch. “PRO Sharon Hadsell is always effective at broadcasting her intentions.” Jobson adds, “The RC made tough decisions with the wind shifting and all over the map at times. They did a good job.” “The RC was wonderful. They did a great job, which was not easy given the current and the shifting wind directions,” notes Bloom-

field, who competed on host club Annapolis YC PRO Bobby Frey’s race circle. Among the suggestions for improvement were to not waste so much time in between starts and to not set a course so long that the crew would get in at 1800 hours. “It puts a damper on the party when you arrive just in time for last call,” one racer admits. Another participant says that four back-to-back races with no lunch break, getting pushed so hard, takes some of the fun out of it. Other than those few suggestions, competitors were excited about the first big regatta of the season. Bloomfield says, “This was a great regatta. The conditions were the best ever.” “The NOOD’s a great regatta. It gets the blood flowing for the rest of the season,” says Jobson. “It’s well run. We’ll be back.” For complete results, visit

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A Three-Legged Race To Remember Annapolis to Newport


by Carrie Gentile

he 32nd biennial Annapolis to Newport a great option for newbie offshore skippers will be his third Annapolis to Newport race Race, beginning June 3, has attracted and crew. “There are a lot of places you can with the same crew. He and his crew will local, regional, and international sailors duck into if the weather turns bad. You’re race in the Down the Bay for the Virginia to compete in the 470 nautical-mile race never more than 75 miles off the Coast,” Cruising Cup Race as prep for the trip to down the Chesapeake Bay and then north- says Freitag. He has raced the Annapolis to Newport. east to Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay. Newport Race a handful of times and has “It gives us a chance to get into the offwon second in class in the event. shore mindset—having to focus for longer To date, more than 68 skippers have The race course to Newport can be periods of time, practicing racing down the entered the race, including many new enbroken down into three legs, with most Bay with the currents, experimenting when tries from the United Kingdom, Germany, boats finishing in two to four days. The we can cut corners. We keep focused at all Australia, Antigua, and the British Virgin first is the 125-mile inshore leg down the times during the race, and we are consisIslands, adding international competition tently pushing ourselves.” to the 64-year-old venerable regatta. This (You can follow Heron’s year, the Annapolis to Newport Race is ##Buck Downes, Ken Kissel, Sean Reilly, and Trey Lord progress on Leonard’s blog: on Greg Leonard’s J/120 Heron a few hours after the one of seven races included in the Atlantic start of the 2009 Annapolis to Newport Race. Photo by Ocean Racing Series and feeds into the Greg Leonard This year, Leonard will Transatlantic Race 2011. compete in the Marblehead Rambler 100, a maxi yacht skippered by to Halifax Ocean Race George David of the New York YC, and shortly after the Annapolis ICAP Leopard, chartered by Clarke Murto Newport finish. The phy of Great Britain, both 100-footers, are Chelsea Clock Company expected to challenge the donated a trophy and will race record of 42 hours, 58 give out time pieces for top minutes, 12 seconds set by finishers of a new competiJoseph Dockery’s Farr 60 tion for boats competing in Carrera in 2001. both races. Another ChesaRace organizers added peake J/120, Shinnecock, a cruising division this skippered by James Praley, year, enticing a handful of has also entered both races. local racers, including Beth Freitag also equates proper planning Berry of Annapolis on her with success in offshore racing. “The key Tartan 37 Solstice. “This is is preparation: knowing where all the gear such a prestigious race, and is and making sure all the crew is comI’m looking forward to it. It fortable with trimming and driving. Jahn should be a good time,” says Tihansky from J/World Annapolis Berry. coached Freitag and his crew to ensure Berry purchased the they could deftly reef sails and change sails 32-year-old Tartan a few when offshore and in the dark. His crew is years ago and has upgraded ##Here are a couple of reasons to get into offshore racing. Photo by comprised of experienced offshore racers, nearly every inch of her. Greg Leonard Bay. After navigating the shallows and curincluding his navigator, Rob Almeida. Solstice recently benefited from Berry’s care rents of the Bay and rounding Chesapeake Freitag purchased a Summit 40 DownTime as she prepared for the race by upgrading Light, navigators have to decide if they last fall and is spending as much time as all the rigging and lifelines and purchasing want to sail the rhumb line to Newport, possible onboard to become familiar with new instruments over the winter. go in toward the shore, or head further her.  This is her eighth sail to New England, into the ocean. The last “leg” of the race is Each Annapolis to Newport Race where she plans to moor Solstice for the deciding which side of Block Island to sail. competitor will be equipped with a GPS summer. Post-race, she and her crew plan “Last time, we chose to sail west of the transponder that transmits boat speed and on cruising to the Massachusetts island of island, when traditionally, racers take the position information every 30 minutes, Cuttyhunk and possibly to Martha’s Vineeastern side. We picked up a lot of time compared to collecting information every yard. Berry says, “I was heading to Newgoing west, but the current can be tricky,” hour in previous races. The track and curport anyway this summer, so I thought, says skipper Greg Leonard, who won the rent position of each race boat will be viewwhy not race there?” PHRF II division in the 2009 Annapolis able online so you can watch tactics in real According to Ed Freitag, an experienced to Newport race on his J/120 Heron. This time via offshore racer from Annapolis, this race is

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by Jean Korten Moser

hat do Chesapeake Bay sailors like about Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week (CRW)? The sailing. The food. The parties. The sights. The Southern hospitality. But not the current. I had always heard that Charleston Harbor had a swift current, but had never experienced it personally until I covered the 2011 Race Week April 14 to 17. Coming back from the offshore races on day one, the captain of the 28-foot press boat I was on returned to find that someone had tied up in his slip. Finding another place to dock was no easy task in a marina jammed with visiting race boats. He tried to come into the fuel dock, but the wicked current quickly whisked the boat away. Then he headed for a spot across the fairway, but even with the bow thruster churning away, could not avoid smacking the pretty navy blue hull against the concrete pier before tying up. If a powerboat with a bow thruster had such challenges, what was it like for the racers? “The first day we crashed at the dock,” says Richard Ewing of Annapolis, owner of the Beneteau First 42 Molto Bene, one of about two dozen Chesapeake Bay boats that participated in the event. It was Ewing’s first time racing in Charleston. “I was not used to dealing with a four-knot current,” he says. “It caught us sideways and jammed us into the other side of the marina. We flattened a stanchion and scraped up the lifelines. It didn’t set the tone for the day very well.” Another Chesapeake Bay boat, John and Linda Edwards’s Farr 30 Rhumb Punch, also encountered Charleston’s notorious current, but having done CRW before, the crew knew what to expect. “Charleston has very significant tide and current,” says Linda Edwards, shore crew (along with MaryAnn McKinney and Sandy Lietner) for the Farr 30 skippered by her husband John. “You do better if you have some local knowledge.” That knowledge appears to have paid off for Rhumb Punch. John Edwards, Clarke McKinney, Regan Weaver, Joe Szymanski, Shawn Stanley, Amy Ironmonger, and Mike Ironmonger sailed the boat to first place in all five PHRF C sport boat races. It also paid off for CRW veterans Brett Harrison and John Yeigh of Annapolis and A Parent Tripp crew members Phil, Charles, Christian and Dick. The Tripp 26 took second place in PHRF D.

##The current is a constant challenge at Charleston Race Week, and one day, the wind presented too strong a challenge to race. Photo by Shannon Hibberd

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For J/22 sailor Todd Hiller of Annapolis the challenge on the inshore course during the final day of racing was staying on course. “On a full moon ebb tide, we all experienced what salmon go through swimming upstream to spawn,” says Hiller, skipper of Leading Edge. “As the breeze became spotty, we watched everyone sail two boat lengths forward and one boat length backward… We thought we were holding our own… when we found ourselves off our own race course and on the port layline of Viper 640 course heading out to sea on a five-knot ebb tide, backward. It was crazy.” Even so, Hiller, his wife Lynda, guest jib trimmer Chris “Critter” Banholzer (on loan from the College of Charleston where he just won the coaches’ award), and Baltimorean Jenn Millar on spinnaker managed to finish third in the J/22 class. Current wasn’t the only thing Charleston racers had to keep an eye on. They also had to watch out for ships. Charleston is one of the busiest commercial ports on the East Coast. “There is a lot more commercial shipping,” Edwards says. “The first night, at the skippers meeting, they said if a ship honks its horn five times, it is going to run over you. The ships don’t have any maneuverability… They put a huge emphasis on people staying on the edge of the shipping channel.” Inshore racers also had to steer clear of an area of shallow water known as Middle Ground. “You have to be careful where you go,” Hiller confirms. “At times our keel was about six inches off the bottom.” But he couldn’t say enough about CRW, which saw a 50-percent increase in boats this year. “The parties are phenomenal. I wish Annapolis would take notes on this one. Annapolis could be Charleston.” “Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina is probably the best venue of anywhere we go,” adds Edwards. “It is Southern hospitality at its best.” Yeigh says, “Charleston is a great event with good organization and a great location. It requires only a few days off from work, is just a half day commute from the Chesapeake, has warmer weather for the time of year, and provides a nice backdrop for the racing.” Find complete results at About the Author: Jean Korten Moser is a journalist and USCG-licensed boat captain who sails out of Rock Hall on a Caliber 38. Follow us!

##Palmetto trees and cocktails by the water in a place you can wear flip-flops and sundresses (when it’s cold at home) are just a couple of reasons why sailors love Charleston Race Week. Photo by Shannon Hibberd

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Y’all Come Racing! Southern Bay Race Week 2011


he cry of Southern Bay Race Week (SBRW) is, “Y’all come racing!” And, every year racers from the Southern Chesapeake Bay and beyond heed the call. This year, more than 80 boats were already entered by the first week in May, a month before the event June 3 through 5. The early entries include boats from as far away as California and Maine; from parts of North Carolina; from Solomons, West River, Annapolis, and Bethesda, MD; and from Roanoke and Leesburg, VA. And, of course, every part of the Southern Bay, from Alexandria and King George, down through the Rappahannock and York Rivers, to Hampton Roads and on to Suffolk, is represented. SBRW prides itself on catering to racers of every stripe, and the racers like it. In 2011, the one-design fleets for J/35s and J/105s made plans early, as did all the PHRF spinnaker fleets, and a PHRF nonspinnaker fleet. For 2011, SBRW ramped up plans for its cruising fleet. SBRW is providing a special circle for cruising racers and considering the issues cruising racers sometimes have in crewing a boat, is offering an abbreviated event—two days of racing instead of three for the cruisers only. The response has been positively “nail on the head!” SBRW is known in the racing community for its southern hospitality. “We love the racers, and we want them to have a good time. That’s our bottom line,” says Jack Pope, in his third year as SBRW event chairman. That theme is evident in the number of folks who give their time to the event by raising tents, pouring drinks, serving on the race committee, working with sponsors, setting up web pages, arranging for food, drink, and entertainment, parking trailers, berthing boats, registering racers, designing and ordering event apparel, delivering extra ice, stuffing welcome bags, cooking hot dogs, arranging and announcing awards, and on and on. It’s a huge effort that grows all year long, culminating in a whole lot of fun. So, as they say at Southern Bay Race Week: Y’all come racing!

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yy Aircraft carriers, submarines, and Seal Team 6—they all willingly share the water with sailboat racers. yy If you are shanghaied on Friday night in downtown Hampton during the Blackbeard Pirate Festival, the same weekend as SBRW, the pirates always let you go in time to race on Saturday morning. It’s the Pirates’ Catch and Release Program. yy You can hit a lighthouse and not hurt it. Hampton Roads racers are all familiar with Thimble Shoal Light and Middle Ground Light, both incredibly stout structures. yy Bumps Eberwine in his Olson 25, Spray. Bumps is more than 85 years old and has raced most of his life in Hampton. He gives meaning to the phrase “lifetime sport.” yy In Hampton and Hampton Roads, racing is what we do!

##To the victors go the spoils! Ben Weeks, Michele Cochran, and crew accept the 2010 Gosling’s Black Seal Cup from SBRW Chairman, Jack Pope, along with rum, plaques, and braggin’ rights. Photo by Henry Moore

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A Tale of Two Springs by Lin McCarthy


##Harry Tenney and crew of Margarita sporting her daffodil colored chute, concentrate on the finish of the CCV Spring Series Middle Distance Race. Photo by Lin McCarthy

2011 CCV Spring Series PHRF A: (9 boats) PHRF C: (9 boats) 1. Roundabout Alan Bomar 1. Sea Star Dave Eberwine 2. Cyrano Bob Mosby 2. The Hunter Justin Morris 3. Feather Phil Briggs 3. Spray Bumps Eberwine PHRF B: (9 boats) PHRF Non-Spin: (5 boats) 1. Wham Bam Dave Taylor 1. Black Widow Leo Wardrup 2. Bad Habit Bob Archer 2. Aquarius Mike Tate 3. Cool Change Rusty Burshell 3. Cymru Bob Howell Principal Race Officer: John McCarthy 80 June 2011 SpinSheet

eather was the story for early spring racing on the southern Chesapeake Bay. Generally speaking, Mother Nature performed as expected—a warm day here, a breezy day there, and occasional gray days with sprinkles. All this predictable weather was unforgettably punctuated, though, by screeching, vicious, and erratic tornados that hit the Gloucester and Deltaville, VA, areas with a vengeance that will be long remembered. In Hampton Roads, the opening of racing for the CCV Spring Series, the first weekend of April, featured moderate conditions, although a bit chilly, and worked out fine—perfectly in fact. But, the second weekend of April brought a change of tune. Saturday was a day of weather channel warnings and Viper Radar pronouncements for all Southern Bay areas. The next day, Sunday, opening day racing at clubs along the Rappahannock River was cancelled, as the shock of loss of life and extensive damage to homes and public properties took hold. The Hampton Roads area of the Southern Bay was threatened, but by comparison, spared the vitriol of the storms. The day after the tornado attack in the York River and Rappahannock River areas, the Cruising Club of Virginia (CCV) got in their middle distance Spring Series Race in slightly fluctuating 12- to 18-knot breezes in the Hampton Roads harbor. The third weekend of April, a scheduled CCV two-race day, turned out to be just as different as the two previous weekends. Although there were tantalizing ruffles of breeze on the water, nothing race-worthy materialized. After socializing, eating early lunches, and ultimately depleting beer supplies, the fleet returned to the docks. The same weekend that Hampton Roads racers were struck with the drifters, those in the tornado stricken area 25-40 miles north were finally able to open their season in fair breezes and to initiate a return, in part, to normalcy. Everybody on the Southern Bay is grateful for what did not happen; what did was bad enough.

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mid-June tradition in Annapolis, the Leukemia Cup Regatta kicks off June 10 with the SunTrust Launch Party at the Annapolis Maritime Museum. Exciting silent and live auctions, hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine, and sailing chatter with fellow competitors and anyone who cares to join the fun begin at 6 p.m. Guests may donate a bottle of wine to the auction. Admission is $35. The main event, the CBYRA-sanctioned regatta, unfolds June 11 off Annapolis. In the waterfront parking lot of Eastport YC, the All Hands Crew Party begins after racing and features live music by Mid-Life Crisis, food, and drink. Tickets are $35 at the door. To learn more, call (410) 891-1999 or visit

Other Upcoming Leukemia Cup Regattas yy Virginia, Jul 9 and 10 yy National Capital Area, Sep 9 & 10 yy Baltimore, Oct 22 ##The Annapolis Leukemia Cup Committee chair John Dodge and honorary skipper Samantha Pratt.

Boatyard Regatta Battle of the Chesapeake Saturday, Aug 27 Eastport Yacht Club Both RAceS 11 am on the Chesapeake Bay south of Bay Bridge entRy Fee $45 entRy deAdline August 19–boats requesting a courtesy PHRF rating August 23–all other boats PARty 5–8 pm Entry, food, and drink tickets available for purchase at the party BAnd Misspent Youth Register at Benefits CRAB, a non-profit organization dedicated to making sailing available for people with disabilities.

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The Crew That Cares

ack by popular demand, the Crew That Cares and the second annual Honorary Skipper J/80 Fun Race unfolds as part of the Annapolis Leukemia Cup Regatta June 11 at Eastport YC. Once again, J/80 skippers Chris Chadwick on Church Key, Chris Johnson on Dragonfly, Jeremy Reynolds on Magic In Motion, Ken Mangano on Mango, Ramzi Bannura on Stacked Deck, and new this year, Vince Kalish on White Lightnin’ have come together to offer an incredible sailing experience to leukemia patients and their families. At the end of the day at last year’s event, PRO Dan Lawerence put it best: “It’s not about winning races. It’s about the smiling faces!” ##Photo by Liz Chadwick

Block Island RW


postcard-worthy and relaxing destination in peak season as well as an exciting racing venue, Block Island welcomes racing sailors biannually for its Race Week (BIRW), hosted by the Storm Trysail Club, presented by Rolex, and slated this time around for June 19 to 24. At press time, more than a dozen Chesapeake Bay boats appeared on the registered column on the BIRW website. Among them were Ennio Staffini’s JV 52 Anema & Core (Annapolis), Dave and Sandy Askew’s TP 52 Flying Jenny VI, Alan Krulishch’s Cambria 40 Crackerjack (Arlington, VA), Ed and Molly Freitag’s Summit 40 Downtime (Annapolis), Bill Sweetser’s J/109 Rush (Annapolis), Ed Tracey and Tim Polk’s Omega 36 Incommunicado (Severna Park, MD), and John and Beverly Blais’s Beneteau 36.7 Stardancer (Smithfield, VA). The U.S. Naval Academy’s Offshore Sailing Program students will deliver and compete in the TP 52 Invictus and the Navy 44s Swift and Seawolf. Kevin McNeil’s Nightshift crew (Annapolis), Bud Dailey and Preben Ostberg’s Tsunami (Rockville, MD), and Jeffrey Scholz’s Yellow Jacket (Annapolis) will compete in the Farr 40 class. BIRW doubles up as the J/109 East Coast Championship along with the IRC East Coast Championship and the J/122 National Championship. Along with these high-caliber competitions, the regatta will also include the debut of the new J/111 class and some serious racing for a large PHRF fleet. To learn more, visit

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s it just me, or are you getting a little thirsty, too? Here on the Chesapeake, summertime can get downright hot. Oftentimes, I’ll check out the weather and note that while it’s 95 degrees with 85 percent humidity and no breeze here—it’s about 85 degrees with a nice breeze down in Miami. Sigh. The Chesapeake is home, so we deal with it. But excessive heat can be very dangerous. Know the conditions you’ll be fac-

Drink Up

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potassium, and more. While a Gatorade or Powerade from your local convenience store can do the trick in a pinch (they also include a bunch of sugar), everything you put in your body, especially on race day, is your fuel. I trend toward high-quality, low-sugar versions I can use in bike bottles (while saving plastic, too). My current favorite is Hammer Nutrition’s Endurolytes Fizz, the mango flavor (yum). These are tablets that are easy to transport out on the water verexposure to heat can cause health when you need to refill emergencies. Treat them early, and your water bottle. they can usually be reversed before There’s been some progressing to heat stroke, which is a lifebuzz recently about hythreatening condition. ponatremia—essentially Heat cramps are marked by painful muscle spasms, usually in the legs or abdomen. overhydration relative Heat exhaustion indicates that the body’s to your sodium level— which also has dramatic cooling system is getting overwhelmed. Symptoms include headache, nausea, dizzi- and dangerous health ness, weakness, and heavy sweating. Differ- effects. So if you want ent people react in different ways, and skin to use this as an excuse ##Small-boat sailors have special challenges, such as not to enjoy some potato having galleys with ice chests onboard... Bringing extra can be cool, moist, pale, or flushed. chips… well, that’s a water is worth the weight. Photo by Dan Phelps Heat stroke is a late stage of emergency stretch, but okay. Or where the body is unable to cool itself; bodily systems can stop functioning. A per- be sure to use a sports drink that includes suppleing out on the water. Just as you check the son suffering from heat stroke may vomit, ments, forecast for wind and waves to know which lose consciousness, and have hot, dry, skin. sodium. We in small boats this may sails to use, monitor what to expect as far You can help! Move a person suffering have some special darken as UV index, temperature, and humidity. from these symptoms to a cool place—air challenges—such as your urine, Keeping happily hydrated can help keep conditioned inside is of course optimal, but my Laser not having a so focus you healthy—and smart. And we all know at least into the shade. You can help cool galley with an ice chest. on volume that most one-design racing is very tight. him by placing wet towels on him. And I have rigged up some instead). We can use all the smarts we can get! Even letting them sip water helps, too. Call 911 Consider before you start to feel thirsty or think immediately and turn him on his side if he bungee cord to tie in two bike bottles that proper you’re getting dehydrated, your mental loses consciousness or vomits. get my hydration needs acuity is already decreasing. Beat the slump hydration started. Most race coma goal for by staying hydrated. mittees are understandthe entire But how much to drink? We each have ing—they will either week, not our own “sweat rate.” Get an idea of how offer water out on the race course or just race day. much liquid you need by weighing yourself will hold onto backup water you provide And, what to drink? For outdoor adbefore you head out for some exercise on until you’re ready for replenishment. ventures of about an hour or so, water will a warm day—and then after. You can certainly have some water during this exercise, fit the bill. Any longer than that, be sure to That said, don’t rely on race committees to keep you hydrated. Your water is your fuel up with a beverage that includes elecbut be sure to keep tabs on how much you responsibility; don’t assume they or other trolytes. These sports drinks are available drink. When you get back, weigh yourself competitors will be able to come to your as premixed bottles, powders, and tablets again and see how much you sweated off; rescue. Bringing extra water is certainly also add the weight of the water you drank. that dissolve in water to provide sodium, worth the extra weight. 84 June 2011 SpinSheet Use this info to determine your sweat rate per hour. One pound of weight lost equals 16 ounces of water lost; so now you know roughly how much you need to take in to keep up. Now for a little grossness. What color is your pee? Check it out. Seriously. Your goal is a nice pale yellow. Any darker, and it’s a sign that you need more fluids (if you take vitamin

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Eastern Shore Racing Beat


n search of an easy summer getaway? Look no further that across the Bay Bridge. Summer 2011 promises a blitzkrieg of races for sailors on the Eastern Shore. The travel to these venues is usually no more than just a few hours, but for Annapolis, Baltimore, and Washington, DC, area sailors, passing the spans of the William Preston Lane Memorial Bridge, either over the bridge with a trailer in tow or beneath under sail, you can actually feel the stress of the workweek melting away. As the tension of the daily grind gives way to the Eastern Shore ease, sailors can enjoy the enchanting pastoral scenery of the shore and breathe the fresher air of the Delmarva countryside. The venues “in town” still leave sailors on the docks of lovely Bayside watermen towns instead of the congested suburbanized landscapes of the more developed western shore. At times, the Eastern Shore can feel a world away, but its close proximity to Washington, DC, Baltimore, and Annapolis makes this expanse of shoreline a prime regatta destination. For Chesapeake sailors and the yacht clubs of the region, this year is sure to be an active and outstanding year of racing. The summer endeavors of the Rock Hall YC (RHYC) include an ambitious calendar of racing events. Sailors on the northern shore of the Chester River kicked off the season in early May with their Opening Day Regatta. Two weeks later, on May 20, RHYC welcomed sailors from all over our region to participate in the Wooden Open One Design or WOOD Regatta. This event is part of a regatta series for only wooden-hulled racers, sponsored by Wooden Boat Magazine. Looking forward into the summer, racers will enjoy events for one-design classes, including the Windmill, Highlander, Laser, Log Canoe, and Hobie classes. RHYC’s Annual Junior Regatta, usually the first junior event of the summer, will be held in conjunction with Follow us!

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the Maryland State Championships June 30. This event will carry a weighted High Point value and will surely draw a sizable crowd of kids eager to kick off the summer racing season ( Just east of the RHYC sailing area lies Comegy’s Bight, the traditional home of the Corsica River YC’s (CRYC) race courses. This stretch of water has long welcomed racers for CRYC’s annual events, thought by many to be the most fun events of the summer. CRYC’s Annual Regatta is a perennial family favorite with courses for children’s classes such as Optis and

addition to hosting the Miles River Race, a distance event for big boats during Memorial Day Weekend, MRYC will host annual events for juniors and dinghies August 6 and 7 and juniors August 8. Stringing these events together makes a great family trip and an ideal vindication for a long weekend in St. Michaels. MRYC is especially supportive of long canoe racing and will host events for these traditional boats June 25 and 26, July 30 and 31, September 10 and 11, and September 17 and 18. In the town of Oxford, MD, the Tred Avon YC (TAYC) provides a range of racing opportunities for its members and guests. On ##If you enjoy watcing log canoe racing, you may do so June 26, TAYC will host off St. Michaels June 25-26, July 30-31, September a Summer One Design 10-11, and September 17-18. Another great spectator day is the Oxford Regatta August 13 on Invitational. With a disthe Tred Avon River. Photo by Al Schreitmueller tance race from Annapolis leading into the harbor to kick off the Oxford Regatta August 12, competitors will be reminded why the Tred Avon River is a favorite venue for PHRF racers who appreciate TAYC’s hospitality. Various one design classes and the Robson Round the Buoys Race follow August 13. For juniors, August 9 will bring the Annual Junior Regatta for junior classes only. Junior fleets will also 420s along with adult classes in Chesabe featured among the other adult fleets on peake Bay-friendly boats such as Comets, the Oxford Regatta August 13 and with the Catboats, and Penguins. Junior Laser log canoes at the Heritage Regatta August sailors look forward to this event which 27 ( allows them to compete against adults in So when planning your summer regatta a casual environment. Visiting competischedule, be sure it includes some events tors love the characteristic Eastern Shore in Maryland’s quieter region of farmland charm and hospitality as CRYC annually and fishermen. The Easter Shore’s sailing provides sailors with food drink, live music venues are geographically close to the and dancing, and allows camping right on area’s major metropolitan centers, but the the riverbank. This year, the festivities and physiological distance is great. Join us on sport will be relocated to CRYC’s own lothe shore, where things are quiet, folks are cation complete with new bath and shower, friendly, and dogs are welcome. The jourpier, and pavilion facilities. Join in the fun ney and the destination are both certain to July 24 and 25, right on the Corisica River satisfy. ( Further to the south, nestled in Long About the Author: Although she lives closer Haul Creek, the Miles River YC (MRYC) to Annapolis, Aimée Poisson relishes in is preparing for its summer festivities in the crossing the Bay Bridge and racing log catown of St. Michaels. As one of the Bay’s noes, Comets, and other boats on the Eastern premier cruising destinations, St. Michaels Shore of Maryland. is also naturally a fabulous racing venue. In SpinSheet June 2011 85

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SATurdAy Aug. 20Th & SundAy Aug. 21ST, 2011 The Cruising Event For Serious Racers! The Racing Event For Serious Cruisers! We’ve grown from 13 boats in 2004 to 89 boats last year!!! Cruising and PHRF Class victors BOTH win a beautiful Weems & Plath Yacht Lamp trophy!

Saturday: Little Creek, VA to Cape Charles, VA Sunday: Cape Charles, VA to Buckroe Beach, VA Entry Fee - $75 if received by July 24, otherwise $95. Includes registration, hat, tee shirt, two Saturday dinner tickets, skipper’s bag, and our notorious PARTIES! For more information, visit:

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Paul Parks


f you’re tempted to brag about your cutting edge race boat here on the Chesapeake, you might want to meet Paul Parks and hear about his boat to give you some perspective. Park’s SeaCart 30 Sundog, a trailerable 30-foot carbon trimaran designed for inshore and offshore one-design racing, is intended to reach speeds up to 30 knots. At last month’s inaugural Annapolis YC Coast Guard Foundation Race, in which Sundog sailed the 120-mile course, the crew of five (including Park’s wife Kathy) saw 19 knots of boat speed as they ran up the Bay and finished first. Raised in Cambridge, MD, Parks grew up sailing and racing on a Hampton One Design (HOD) with his dad, a former Star sailor. Following his studies at Salisbury University and a stint in the Army, he bought his own HOD and then, a Thistle “just to learn about spinnakers,” he says. His first big boat was a Sparkman and Stephens designed Tartan 10, in which he did quite a bit of daysailing and raced Wednesday nights on the West River as well as in overnight races such as the Down the Bay Race, Solomons Invitational, and Governor’s Cup. “One year, I kept a log and sailed 100 days,” he says. It was during his J/35 years that he met his wife Kathleen at the West River SC. “We campaigned it hard for a few years. We got it before it was an active class in the mid-80s. It was a lot of fun.” Then, the Parks had a Tripp 33 they didn’t keep long, and next, a custom Farr 40. “It was quite a sailing machine,” he says. They raced her all over the Bay and in the Annapolis to Newport Race and Block Island Race Week. Next in Parks’s go-fast mission came a Melges 24, a Melges 30, a Henderson 30, and a DynaFlyer 40, the prototype canting bal-



last twin foil sailboat. After sailing an Esse sport boat, Parks became interested in multihulls. Shortly after his retirement form the mortgage industry, at the end of 2010, he flew to Athens, Greece, to see the SeaCart 30. She had him at hello. In the new Sundog, Parks and his team’s goal was to compete in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Great Lakes. Their first event was the Fort Lauderdale to Key West Race in February, in which they were first in class and second in fleet. Next came the Border Run in April from Newport Beach to San Diego, CA. They were second in class and corrected to first. The goal of completing the trifecta will be accomplished if the crew is victorious at the Chicago YC Race to Mackinac in July. When asked if one boat was a big leap from the other, Parks says, “It’s not just about the boats. It was a natural progression. The science of racing has changed— materials, construction, sails, instruments, navigation, keel shapes. There has been a real evolution, and it’s all improved. The one constant through all of the boats since the J/35 has been Kathleen. In fact, I was considering a daysailer, and she pushed me to the SeaCart trimaran. She not only races on the boats but has often been important ground support.” With one exception, all of Parks’s boats have been named Sundog, a term he found in a clipper ship’s log for a phantom or mock sun, which appears when ice crystals in the atmosphere create a prism. It seems an apt name for a racing machine that’s gone before you get a chance to get a good look. As for the current Sundog, Parks says, “It’s a spectacular boat for only 30 feet. We still have a lot to learn. It’s just fun to go sailing.”

## Photo by Al Schreitmueller

SpinSheet: Who are your standard crew members these days? Kathy Parks, Tim Mangus, Dave Bechtold, George Saunders, and Will van Cleef. What is your favorite place on the Chesapeake? The West River. I like to watch the sun go down and the moon go up there. What books have you read recently that you would recommend? Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin, The Race by Tim Zimmerman, and Call Me Ted by Ted Turner. What are your non-sailing passions? Backpacking. We’ve been to Yosemite, North Cascades, Glacier, Yellowstone, Olympic, and Big Bend National Parks and the Brooks Range in Alaska. What sailing gear do you depend on? Musto foul weather gear, Sperry STS 35 sailing shoes, and prescription Kaenon sunglasses. What would be your advice to a young racing sailor? Go sailing any chance you get on as many different boats as you can. Each boat has different qualities, quirks, experiences, and people. Go early and stay late to help. If you’re somebody who does that, there’s usually room for you.

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new racing season is upon us, are joining, and recent converts Paul and not a moment too soon! and Kathleen Parks, after first racing Time to get out for as many their Sea Cart 30 in Florida, won the races as possible and bring back the troBorder Run long course race in Southern phies, stories, and friendships that come California. Way to go! They will also with racing. CBYRA is an exceptional become the scratch boat when they begin organization, and I am extremely forturacing here on the Chesapeake Bay. nate to serve on the executive committee Another development in the Chesapeake representing the handicap division. I’ve Multihull Association (CMA) is the seen for myself the dedication and effort consideration of a new Corinthian rating put forth by a core group of people opersystem. The Magothy River SA has four ating under the direction and alongside multihulls signed up and six rated for the president to promote fair yachting competition. While we all know you can’t please all the people all the time, this core group of people does more to tie up loose ends than the average member knows. To turn around the diminishing number of participants entering races, some events are changing, such as the Governor’s Cup, which is now adding earlier starts for some of the slower classes, and the Cedar Point Race, which has been rescheduled to coordinate with CBYRA Annapolis Race Week. In the past, some ##Larry Vazzano’s Wharf Rat at the start of the 2010 Bermuda CBYRA-sanctioned races were Ocean Race. At the finish, the team was victorious in division not attracting enough PHRF boats to three. Photo by Al Schreitmueller qualify for High Points in all classes, so PHRF became proactive and formed racing on Wednesday nights; the ratings a committee to recommend which events for this group will receive performancewill count for High Point. Each PHRF based modifications during the season. class is now represented by a fleet captain The thought is this might catch on and who contacts the skippers to help develop create a new Corinthian perpetual trophy a more competitive and enjoyable racing for CMA. schedule and determine which races will This new rating system would not be High Point qualifiers in 2012. For affect the current physics-based CMA the latest information on PHRF, go to rating system that has undergone some more tweaking this year. It has been Participation has been up in the mulseven years since a slower boat has won tihull fleet, but not enough to be able to High Point, and the power factor in the split into two classes yet. New members rating formula that controls the spread

between the fastest and slowest boats has increased from 0.6 in 2008 to .62 in 2009, then .63 in 2010, and now for 2011, it has jumped to .69. The equation that addresses a boat that is rated with both spinnaker and screacher adjustment has been reduced. An exceptional design factor has been added and is currently limited to boats with a weakness in handling the choppy waves on the Chesapeake Bay and boats whose designs are optimized for a narrow range of sailing conditions while sacrificing performance under wider conditions. Here’s the new equation: R = (1 + Exceptional design factor / 100) x (SR x LR / WR) 0.69 / 2.538 The beach cat fleet participation in the NASS race to Oxford and the Hammond Memorial race has remained steady. This year, however, the West River SC is hosting the F-16 Nationals the week before the Oxford race. It is expected that several of the boats may want to stay another week to participate in the Oxford race. On a final note, while attending the Rock Creek RA awards banquet at Maryland YC, it gave me great pleasure to see the crew of Wharf Rat presented the Arthur B. Hanson Rescue award from U.S. Sailing. The details of their of 11 p.m. rescue near the Bay Bridge of three men, one woman, and a child from a 14-foot capsized boat can be found at /Page5354.aspx. Lessons learned from the young; the only person rescued who was wearing a life jacket was the child. Tim Layne CBYRA Handicap Division Representative

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Over the winter, certified Cummins mechanic, Doug Campbell, of Campbell’s Boatyards in Oxford, MD, spent two weeks at the Cummins Factory Training Center learning about the new Smartcraft Control System and updating his qualifications to maintain his factory certifications.

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Annapolis-based Chesapeake Light Craft (CLC) (below) earned a “Better with Less” award from Maryland for thriving during the economic downturn while streamlining resources. Owned by John Harris, the company is the world’s largest manufacturer of boatbuilding kits for wooden kayaks, canoes, rowboats, and small sailboats. CLC also offers boatbuilding classes and recently added another 2000 square feet of classroom space to its offices. Harris says, “We diversified the business, going from 20 to 70 boat models so our customers had many more choices, bought out two smaller boatbuilding businesses, and began selling $100 plans and manuals for boatbuilding, a cheaper alternative to the boatbuilding kits. We also ramped up our advertising. Our volume has increased 11 percent every year since 2005.”

##Friday the 13th brought CLC’s well-attended Open House to launch the fun festivities known as CLC’s annual OkoumeFest. Photo by Ken Hadley

Paradise Marina Is Newest Clean Marina

Joining 143 other facilities in Maryland, Paradise Marina on Rockhold Creek in Deale, MD, is the newest certified Maryland Clean Marina, a program of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Owners John and Gail Hiser have made major improvements to this older marina, repairing the docks and bulkheads, adding a portable pumpout and spill-response kit, building a sparkling new bath house, and landscaping across the grounds to reduce storm water runoff and add some beauty. Maryland Clean Marinas are re-inspected at least every three years to ensure they continue to meet award standards. (In July, SpinSheet will have news of Virginia’s newest Clean Marinas.)

Coppercoat Paint’s Winning Ways

Coppercoat USA’s Anti-Fouling Paint recently received the prestigious “Eco-Friendly Marine Business” trophy at the 2011 Asian Marine and Boating Awards in China. Coppercoat is a water-based epoxy that is non-toxic during application and stays on boat hulls for more than 10 years without dropping chemicals and minerals into the water. In addition to protecting boats, that’s 10 years worth of old paint, paint cans, rollers, trays, tarps, and other supplies that don’t go into landfills.

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##Ken Comerford, owner of North Point Yacht Sales, says, “This partnership is a great way for our boat owners to sail, socialize, and make a difference for an important cause in our community.”

Making a Difference

Hospice Cup and North Point Yacht Sales of Annapolis have entered into a unique partnership to leverage support for Hospice Cup XXX September 24. For each boat sold through September 2011, North Point Yacht Sales will automatically enter the new boat owners in the Hospice Cup race by paying the $45 entrance fee to Hospice Cup directly and promote the event in its showroom and on its website. New boat owners can opt to race as a novice in the Hospice Class or as a more experienced sailor in the CBYRA Class. Entering its 30th year of racing on the Chesapeake Bay, the Hospice Cup is America’s largest charity regatta and has raised more than $8 million to support Hospice programs in Chesapeake country.,

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10’ Cape Dory 10 Classic Yacht Tender Classic yacht tender with oars and complete sailing rig. $2,650. (410) 867-7832, Deale, Md. rworth66@aol. com 12’ Beetle Cat ’87 w/trailer, factory restoration 2010, cedar cockpit, electric outboard, boat/sail cover. Classic Cape Cod daysailor/trainer. Asking $8,900. Call (571) 332-4473, terry.otis@verizon. net

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30’ Bristol Sloop Ten yr old partnership of 4 has a rare opening. Sail 2 weekend days and 5 weekdays monthly May - October for $1750 per yr with no buy in. Workdays: 3 spring, one summer, 2 fall. Contact John:, (202) 552-6523 day, (301) 270-2193 eve. Will train, but demonstrated sailing experience required. Located in Mayo.

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Fiberglass Legnos Mystic 20 Cat Boat ‘77 20 ft. overall. Fully refitted with new Awlgrip paint, Thoosa electric motor, and electric hoisted tabernacle mast. Located Tampa, Fl.. $19,500. Trailer not included. Call Craig at (813) 340-0227. See #77008-2306321. brokerage/sailboats

27’ Catalina Standard Rig ’88 Excellent cond.; 3’6” draft; Universal M18 dsl (690 hrs); RF jib; Lewmar 2-speed self-tailing winches; wheel steering; lines led aft; pressurized hot/ cold water; holding tank. New standing & running rigging, Simrad AP, cockpit (Bottomsider) and cabin cushions (Catalina); many other items replaced/ upgraded. Off the South River in Maryland. $11,000. Details & pictures at:,

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2011 Beneteau Oceanis 50

2011 Beneteau First 30

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2002 Beneteau Moorings 505 $195,000

’63 & ’66 Hinckley Bermuda 40 2 from $79,000

1998 Beneteau 411 $137,900

2003 Beneteau 393 $139,900

’93 & ’94 Beneteau Oceanis 400 2 From 114,900

1993 Beneteau First 310 $46,000


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34 Hatteras 34 '65...............................$199,000.00 34 Westerly Seahawk '85.................... $65,000.00 35 Wauquiez 35 ’85 ............................. $74,900.00 35 Freedom 35 '94................................ $89,900.00 35 Schock Sloop 35 '01........................ $69,500.00 35 Almond 35 '82.................................. $34,900.00 36 Albin Trawler 36 '81....................... $59,850.00 36 Beneteau 36s7 98 ............................ $89,000.00 36 Beneteau 36.7 '04 2 from ............$109,000.00 36 Briggs Cutter 36 '86........................ $16,000.00 36 Dehler 36 '02..................................$149,000.00 36 Pearson 36 '78.................................. $42,000.00 36 Hunter 36 '05 .................................$119,800.00 36 Monk 36 '05....................................$239,000.00 37 Beneteau Evasion 37 '82 ................ $62,000.00 37 Lord Nelson Victory Tug '86......$175,000.00 37 Nordic Tug 37 '99.........................$279,000.00 38 Beneteau 381 '98 ............................. $99,000.00 38 Bristol 38.8 '86 ................................. $99,500.00 38 Catalina 38 '95.................................. $45,000.00 38 Hunter 380 '01...............................$109,000.00 38 Irwin 38 MkII '86.............................. $69,500.00 38 Pearson True North 38 '02 ........$219,000.00



24 Yankee Dolphin 24 '68................... $27,900.00 26 Colgate 26 '10 .................................. $34,900.00 28 Bristol Chl Ctr 28 '81 '87 2 from..... $98,900.00 28 Aloha 28 '83...................................... $19,900.00 29 Dyer 29 '91 ....................................... $84,000.00 30 Baba 30 '83........................................ $49,900.00 30 C&C 30 '88 2 from ......................... $39,900.00 30 Custom Gaff Rig Schooner '59 ....... $37,500.00 30 Sea Sailer 30 '65............................... $39,500.00 30 Nonsuch 30 '83................................ $49,900.00 30 O'Day 30 '81..................................... $12,500.00 30 William Garden 30 '62.................. $35,000.00 31 Beneteau first 310 '93..................... $46,000.00 31 Beneteau 31 '08 '09 2 from.........$109,500.00 31 Catalina 310 '00 ............................... $65,000.00 31 Contest 31 '72.................................. $21,200.00 32 Beneteau 321 '97 ............................. $59,500.00 32 Halvorsen Island Gypsy 32 '03 ...$189,900.00 32 Westsail 32 '78................................. $59,500.00 33 Cherubini Raider 33 '81................. $42,000.00 34 Beneteau 343 ’06 ..........................$129,900.00 34 Beneteau 34 '09 .............................$149,000.00 34 Beneteau 343 '07 ...........................$119,900.00 34 Cruisers 3375 Espirit/SB '98 ......... $55,000.00

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Sabre 386 '04..................................$269,000.00 Sabre 386 '05..................................$275,000.00 Wauquiez Hood 38 '86................$117,900.00 Wauquiez Hood 38 MKII '84........ $89,900.00 Beneteau 393 '03 2 from .............$139,000.00 Beneteau 390 '91 ............................. $74,900.00 Pearson 39 '89.................................. $93,500.00 Beneteau 400 '94 ...........................$119,250.00 Beneteau 40 '08 .............................$215,000.00 Beneteau First 40 '11....................$249,000.00 Beneteau Oceanis 400 '93...........$114,900.00 Beneteau 40.7 '01 ..........................$169,900.00 Catalina 400 '95 .............................$124,900.00 Delphia 40 '06 ................................$210,000.00 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 40.3 '05..$179,000.00 Palmer Johnson NY 40 '78 ............ $59,900.00 Hinckley Berm 40 '63 '66 2 from. $79,000.00 Sabre 402 '97..................................$229,000.00 Beneteau 411 '98 ...........................$137,900.00 Lord Nelson 41' 1987 ................$174,000.00 Sigma 41 '83...................................... $79,900.00 Beneteau 423 '03 ...........................$185,000.00 Beneteau 42s7 '96 .........................$125,000.00

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Catalina 42 '93................................$110,000.00 Sabre 425 '94..................................$205,000.00 Vagabond Ketch 42 '84 .................. $75,000.00 Pan Oceanic 43 '81........................$109,500.00 Beneteau 43 '08 .............................$236,000.00 Beneteau 43 '10 .............................$269,900.00 Beneteau 44.7 '05 ..........................$239,900.00 Island Packett 44 '92 .....................$219,000.00 Navy 44 '88....................................... $79,000.00 Morgan 44 CC '90........................... $99,999.00 Beneteau First 456 '85.................... $99,000.00 Howdy Bailey 45 '73 .....................$164,900.00 Beneteau 461 '99 ...........................$175,000.00 Beneteau 463 '97 ...........................$129,900.00 Hunter 46 '02 .................................$179,500.00 Leopard Catamaran 46 '09..........$699,000.00 Beneteau 473 '01 ...........................$229,900.00 Beneteau 47.7 '04 ..........................$298,500.00 Wauquiez 47 PS '08 ......................$599,000.00 Beneteau 49 '07 2 from................$390,000.00 Beneteau Mooring 505 '02 ..........$195,000.00 Beneteau 50 '07 .............................$585,000.00 Nexus 600 Catamaran '10........$1,360,000.00 Franz Maas 76 '74..........................$499,000.00


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27’ Hunter ’82 Wheel, bimini, upgrade Yanmar 18-hp (400 hrs). New: CDI furling, head, water pump & batteries, 3 sails, DM, KM, VHF, Garmin GPS, Origo alcohol stove, dinghy, custom cushions, clean & dry, very good cond., in-water, Fells Pt., Baltimore $7.400 (410) 788-4847. 27’ US Yachts ’83 Keel fiberglass cruising sloop, good cond., Volvo dsl, wheel steering, RF, Sea Scouts, $4900, obo, Steve Alexander 301-646-0805,

28.5’ Hunter ‘86 Tera Starr is a great boat. Many improvements over the last 2 years including new rigging, portholes/hatch, electrical upgrades, etc. At Bay Bridge Marina in Stevensville, MD. Looks good and sails great!!! (410) 725-1026, 28’ Classic Sabre ’73 w/ Atomic-4 Good cond. Tiller steering, furling jib. Northern Bay. Best offer. Lee (570) 650-5360.

30’ Olson 911SE ‘88 $6,500 OBO Well built (Ericson) and fast. Carbon pole, Tuff Luff forestay, adjustable genoa leads, full instrumentation, check stays. Needs bottom paint and minimal brightwork. Call Richard 410-507-0802 30’ Pearson ’73 Sailboat For Sale Located in Deale MD. Boat is in sound condition with a 30-hp engine. Call John with any questions: (540) 220-0294. Asking $5,500

32’ Irwin Sloop ‘82 15-hp Yanmar, wheel steering, possible livaboard $6,500 obo, 1-443-564-1909.

30’ Pearson, Solstice ’76 Ready to sail, great motor, prop speed. Perfect young family boat or racer. Asking $7,900. Call Murray (410) 255-8060 or Ed (410) 647-9184.

Contest 33 Sloop ‘73 With 5.5’ draft, 2 mains, 2 jibs & a storm jib, being sold “as is where is” in Hayes, Virginia at the Crown Pointe Marina. Has Volvo 2003 engine that needs the just rebuilt head installed along with the new alternator and fresh water pump. Has new batteries, Ray 4000 autopilot, Ray C65 chartplotter and fish finder on helm. Wheel gear steering. Lloyds 100 boat built in Holland. Mast deck stepped with tabernacle. $7,500 firm Call (703) 819-9973.

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

33' Gemini 105M '96. Very Popular Multi hull layout, she cruises in less than 2ft of water can fit in any sized slip. Great condition and tons of room. Lying in Cape May NJ. Ask $84,900. Contact BOEMARINE, 866735-5926,,

30' Pearson Flyer ‘81 High Point Winner Blaze Star is ready for a new owner to carry on her winning ways. A highly optimized PHRF winner with a great record. $15,500 410.263.7570

28’ Southerly ’77 Perfect for the bay with 2-8hp Volvo MD11C and swing keel. 2.5ft draft with keel raised. Good con.i and sturdy. sleeps 5, wheel, bimini, RF, VHF, manuals 571-201-0121 $9,990 obo 29’ C&C MK II ‘83 2 cylinder “fresh water cooled “ dsl inboard ; Hot & cold pressure water; roller furling, wheel steering $15,900. Call (410) 271-5266, Hartge Yacht Sales

30' Alberg 30 '69 Transition design (1 of 3 built), teak interior, pressure water, shower, roller furling, autopilot, color plotter, dodger, bimini, many upgrades, excellent cond.. Delaware $19,500 (302) 540-3993 30’ Catalina ’78 Classic model. Standard rig, RF, spinnaker, tiller, rebuilt A4 , AP, ICOM VHF, CP, depth, new head & holding tank, airy interior, 09 bottom, well maintained, canvas, newer cushions, microwave-Annapolis $20,000 (240) 731-9067. 30’ Catalina ’87 Mark II Excel. cond., std rig, RF, wheel, depth, speed, wind, dodger, bimini w/bridge, Universal M25 XP dsl, at Worton Creek. Price reduced to $29,500 (215) 518-1354.

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30’ Tartan 30 ’72 Ready to sail with 4 sails and fresh bottom paint. Water tight and very well maintained. Great sailing boat with many extras including Awlgrip® and holding tank. Asking $16,000. Located Middle River. Check out photos & specs at www.boatquest. com boat ID #111655 or call Paul (925) 234-0232. 32’ Catalina 320 ’94 Perfect Bay boat, not raced, new main, lifelines, water pump, radio w/RAM, new battery charger, autopilot, GPS. USCG documented. Herrington South, $51,750. classifieds/index.php/ detail/20100623171707773, Call 410286-3966. Cheoy Lee Ketch 32 Modern Classic ‘71 Perkins 4-108, runs excellently, fibreglass hull & cabin, teak deck, fresh bottom paint w/tracer 7/10, new cutlass $14,900 (443) 676-9304.i

33’ Pearson ‘72 Yanmar 3GM20F 27HP dsl, AWLgrip, VHF, GPS, AP, refrigeration, propane stove & oven, 3 water tanks, dodger, bimini, 4 sails, 4 deep cycle batteries, beautiful custom teak & black walnut interior. 703-2509277 or 34’ Gemini Cataraman ’04 also listed in “Boat Sharing ads” where full details are available. This is also a reluctant Plan B sale alternative at $132,500 for this popular dsl cat in excellent cond. w/big upgrades. Fresh bottom paint & sails with a 2011 slip available. No better value out there. Call Jack at 202-531-3841 and jlahr@

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

C&C 35 MKII ‘74 2 season old UK sails, Furlex roller-furling, Garmin 3010 chart plotter w/XM satellite radio/weather, B&G digital wind/speed, Westerbeke dsl, 3 blade Maxprop, Lectra-San, refrigeration, stove, Blaupunkt stereo, forest green Imron topsides, newly painted decks/cockpit/non-skid. Clean interior w/updated upholstery & fresh varnish. Perfect family weekender & classic PHRF contender. Sleeps 6 comfortably. Not a project. Lying in Oxford, MD. $38,000 / 410-253-5739

35’ Ericson ‘76 Full batten main, RF genoa, cruising spinnaker, jib, dodger, bimini, 2 SP self-tailing winches, autohelm, GPS. VHF FM/AM/CD radios, WS, Dir, depth sounder. She has a classic look & sails fast. See Jack Horner’s review at Boat/ Asking $24,900 obo with option to buy or rent slip J21 at Magothy Marina. (410) 730-7590. E-mail 35’ Young Sun Cutter ’83 Perry designed, double ender, Yanmar dsl, radar, Aries vane, watermaker, dodger. Classic bluewater cruiser. Hampton, VA. Asking $65,000. ahaleva@aol. com, (407) 488-6958. 36’ Catalina MKII ’01 Standard rig wing keel. Shaft-seal, autopilot, 2 VHF, wind generator, Helmseat, davits & dinghy extra. Gori prop, flat TV, stereo, inverter, AC/heat, radar, chart, speed/ depth/wind. $105,000 (410) 507-2343,, (410) 507-2343.

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We offer exclusive access to high quality, well maintained pre-owned sailing catamarans, monohulls and power yachts from worldwide charter fleets. Our pre-owned charter yachts are fully equipped and undergo an extensive phase-out maintenance program, offering excellent value for money. The yachts featured on this page are just some of what’s currently available and ready to be sailed home. We have models located in Annapolis! 2001 MArquiSeS 56

2003 GiB’SeA 51

2003 BeneTeAu 50

2004 JeAnneAu SO 49

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

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

“Cedar” 4 Cabins/ 4 Heads Asking $169,000

“Shanghai Shamrock” 4 Cabins/4 Heads Asking $175,000

2005 LeOPArD 47

2007 LeOPArD 46

2005 BeneTeAu CyCLADeS 43

2005 LeOPArD 43

“Seaduction” 4 Cabins/4 Heads Asking $310,000

“Catalina” 4 Cabins/4 Heads Asking $390,000

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

“Pipina” 4 Cabins/4 Heads Asking $280,000

2005 OCeAniS 423

2004 LAGOOn 410

2006 OCeAniS 393

2007 CyCLADeS 393

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

“Cassandra” 4 Cabins/ 4 Heads Asking $260,000

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

“Seawind Spirit” 3 Cabins/ 1 Head Asking $120,000

2005 OCeAniS 373

2005 OCeAniS 343

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

“Southern Cross” 2 Cabins / 1 Heads Asking $69,000

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36’ Ketch Ferro Concrete ’64 65-hp Ford dsl, 5 sails, wheel steering, possible livaboard $9,500 obo 1-443-564-1909. 36’ S&S Custom Built ’88 New Vetus engine ’04. New Ray Marine electronics ’04. Very roomy boat. Harken RF. Fin keel, Spade rudder. Located on West River. $35,000. (717) 3716679.

41’ Hunter ’01 Fully equipped and well maintained. Fifty % co-ownership $74,500. Located in Oxford. Call Hank (484) 680-2312 or

42’ Endeavour CC Sloop ‘86 Fully equipped w/radar, chartplotter, autopilot, 2 factory installed A/C units, Doyle stack pack, clean low hr 62-hp Perkins and much more. Currently on the hard in Baltimore for bottom paint and detailing. Below market value at $89,000 Call 443-838-7141 or email me at,

39’ Pearson C/B ’89 Classic sailing centerboard model equipped with reverse cycle heat and air, refrigeration, dinghy davits, radar, dodger and more. Call Denise (410)267-8181 or denise@

30’ Bristol Sloop ’81 The yacht recently had her interior teak refinishes and her price reduced to $27,500. See full specs at www.adventure-yachts. com or call 410-626-2851.

40’ Beneteau 40 ’08 Nicely equipped w/generator, heat/air, radar, AP, more! Sailed & maintained by knowledgeable owner on the Bay. Amazing condition! $215,000 Call Tim Wilbricht 410-267-8181 or tim@

30’ Hunter ’03 This Hunter 306 is lift kept . Her in-mast furling main and roller furling genoa make her easy to single hand. A nice ,clean ,late model yacht asking $54,900. See full specs at www. or call 410-6262851.

40’ Beneteau Oceanis 400 ’93 Well equipped - Owner moving up to larger Beneteau for the coming season. All offers will be given consideration. Asking $119,500 - Call Paul Rosen 410267-8181 or paul@

35’ C&C K/C ‘’87 This centerboard version lets you go most places in the Bay. The boat in very nice cond. and is priced at $56,900. See pics & specs at or call 410626-2851.

40’ Jeanneau 40.3 ’05 Extremely clean, well-equipped with 3-cabin layout. Full canvas, AP, chartplotter, Heat/Air & much more…sail away today in style!!! Motivated Seller. Asking $179K. Call Tim (410) 267-8181 or tim@

38’ C&C Landfall ’82 This classic performance cruiser is well worth a look. A newer main (2005) and other upgrades have kept her young. Asking $49,900. See pics and specs at www. or call 410-6262851.

• Deltaville, VA 23043 804-776-7575 • • Annapolis, MD 21403 410-267-8181 • BENETEAUS IN VIRGINIA: First 31, 310, 321, Evasion 37, 381, 400, 423, 43. From $46,000 to $236 000 See them at www.annapolisyachtsales. com, then call Jonathan (804) 436 4484

43’ Beneteau 43 ’10 Roller furling main and genoa, A/C, heat, colored hull. Loaded with canvas: dodger, bimini, custom cockpit cushions. Owner anxious for an offer now! Asking only $269,900. Call Dan at 410-267-8181 or 44’ Navy 44 ’87 Just Listed. This boat is both seaworthy and durable by design. It will make a great blue water cruiser and racer. Asking $79,000. Contact Bob Oberg (410) 267-8181 or Bob@ 50’ Beneteau / Moorings 505 ’02  One owner. 400 hrs on rebuilt Perkins Sabre 85-hp. Professionally maintained, New Canvas, great sails & electronics. Asking $195,000 Call Paul Rosen 410-267-8181 paul@

34’ Beneteau ‘09 Equipped with A/C, E-80 Chartplotter, Autopilot, RF main, flat screen TV, Bimini and more. Very lightly used and in sparkling condition! Call Denise (410) 267-8181 or denise@ 45' Pearson Alden Ketch ‘65/’11 Circumnavigation canceled due to health! Price reduction from $115,000 DOWN to $95,000 - OPPORTUNITY to buy one of Aldens finest cruising yachts. Major refit from new engine to new: ports, electronics, solar panels/wind generator, even includes complete set of Aldens blueprints! Easily sailed, roomy & airy built rugged, any ocean, any weather. Call for HUGE list of extras - Alans Yacht Sales, Inc. (954) 684-0424

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36’ Hunter ‘05 Corian, Bose, Aircon, Yanmar, In-mast furling, Spinnaker. Classy boat. Deltaville, VA. See it at, then call Jonathan (804) 436 4484 36’ Pearson 365 ‘78 Sloop rigged, inmast furling, separate shower, Westerbeke 40-hp, great cruising boat. Deltaville, VA. See it at www., then call Jonathan (804) 436 4484.

33’ Pearson ’86 Very clean, well cared for 3’7” draft, new canvas. This is a wonderful family cruiser for the Bay, portable air, Harken Roller furler, New dodger & bimini, ready to sail. $39,900 757-4801073

40’ Beneteau ’01 Center cockpit 5.5’ draft, generator, air, aft cabin w/ centerline double berth, forward cabin with pullman double to starboard. Nice on deck stowage, swim platform 39’ Beneteau 390 Classic  $135,000 Reduced to $74,900. Outstanding 757-480-1073 value!! Never been in salt water. Very 40’ Hunter ’89 Excellent cond., new Clean. Loaded with great gear for electronics, new headsail & furler, new cruising. Please contact Dan at complete cockpit enclosure, davits, Annapolis Yacht Sales 410-267-8181 or shoal draft keel, this could be a great PHRF Nonspin cruiser racer and is a very nice cruising boat. $79,000 757-480-1073

32' C&C 99 True Performance Cruiser or Racer-Cruiser. 5.5’ draft, aluminum rig - Cruise or race equipped. Black hull, white deck w/Ultra-suede interior - A real head turner! Lightly used / DaySailed only - Asking $109,000. 410-269-0939 33’ Hans Christian 33T ‘86 Cutter built in the “Hansa” yard to higher standards! New England/short season boat asking $111,000 by motivated sellers., (410) 269-0939.

34’ Bruckmann 34e ‘07 This Mark Ellis design is a “Sailor’s powerboat”. New in stock at our office. Single diesel engine, fuel efficient, planes at 11 knots. Yacht finish. Drastically reduced to $249,000 – almost ½ off replacement. Crusader YS (410) 269-0939

35' Tartan 3500 1993 Mostly Freshwater boat - Nicely equipped, looks half her age! Recent ChartPlotter / Radar, Headsails & More. At $115,000 it won't last long! (410) 269-0939 38’ Hallberg-Rassy 382 Falconer has encapsulated lead ballast, Divinicell foam core (above the waterline), a double spreader rig, and a lovely, varnished mahogany interior. $147,500., (410) 269-0939.



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

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

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

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NEW & PRE-OWNED BOATS IN MANY SIZES 30’ Catalina ’82 Shoal Draft, “L” interior - new engine ’05, new refrigeration ’09, new air/heat ’10, new canvas - dodger, bimini, connector ’08, many other upgrades - perfect family weekender! $25,900 Call Tony Tumas Cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), Office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details. Email:,,

‘07 Hunter 216 - $17,000

‘09 Hunter 31 - $101,000


30’ Freedom ’87 Very Clean - main w/ Lazy Jacks, club footed self-tending jib, reverse cycle heat/Air, full cockpit enclosure, Garmin GPS/Plotter, wind, $42,500 Call Tony Tumas cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), office: (800) 2761774 for complete details. Email: tony@, www.

‘89 Pearson 33 - $55,000

‘06 Hunter 36 - $140,000

31’ Prout Quest Catamaran ’77 Excellent cruiser – Large fwd cabin, twin aft cabins, open salon, 25-hp ob, AC, dsl heater, dinghy, davits, dual sensor depth, GPS, pilot, full canvas perfect live-aboard cruiser, Call for details $55,500 Call Tony Tumas Cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), Office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details. Email:,

‘93 Island Packet 38 - $139,950

‘07 Hunter 41 AC - $199,000

‘00 Hunter 460 - $170,000

‘81 Pearson 530 - $249,000

35’ Hunter 356 ’03 In Mast Furling, Air/Heat, C80 plotter/radar, AP, full canvas, refrigeration, freezer, exceptionally clean! $109,900 Call Tony Tumas cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details. Email: tony@greatblueyachts. com, 39’ Dehler ’01 Beautiful World Class Racer/Cruiser exceptional cond., cruise equipped, blue hull, two cabin layout. Call Tony Tumas Cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), Office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details. $175,000 Email:,, www. 43’ Hunter Legend ’91 Clean! Many Upgrades, Ready for Immediate Cruising! Newer sails, Cutter Rig, AC/ Heat, 3 cabins - convertible office with twin bunks, $109,900 Call Tony Tumas Cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), Office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details. Email:,

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Hunter ‘02 .............. $ 16,900 Hunter ‘02 .............. $ 27,000 Hunter ‘90 ............. $ 27,500 Hunter ‘97 .............. $ 39,000 Hunter ’81 ............... $ 15,000 Hunter ‘86 ............... $ 30,000 Hunter ‘92 ............. $ 34,500 O’Day ‘89 ................ $ 19,000 Allmand ‘80............. $ 22,000 Hunter ’09 ............... $101,000 Pearson ‘87 ............. $ 39,500 Hunter ’86 ............... $ 22,000 Gemini ‘91 .............. $ 48,000 Pearson '87 ........... $ 46,000 Hunter ‘98 .............. $ 59,500 Hunter ’00 ............... $ 69,900 Hallberg Rassy '76 .. $ 49,900 Hunter ’87 .............. $ 34,500 Hunter ‘06 .............. $140,000 Hunter ’08 .............. $160,000

36 Hunter ’08 .............. $175,000 376 Hunter ’96 ............... $ 84,000 376 Hunter '97 ............... $ 72,000 376 Hunter ‘97 ............... $ 84,000 38 Hunter ‘06 ............... $150,000 38 Hunter '06 ............... $150,000 38 Island Packet '93 ... $139,950 380 Hunter ’00 ............... $110,000 380 Hunter ‘02 ............... $119,000 380 Hunter ’02 Sloop..... $120,000 41AC Hunter ’07 ............. $199,000 42 Hunter ‘91 ............... $109,000 420 Hunter '04 ............... $175,000 42DS Jeanneau ‘06 ......... $190,000 426 Hunter ‘03 ............... $199,000 456 Hunter ‘02 .............. $199,000 456 Hunter ’03 ............... $235,000 460 Hunter 00 ................ $170,000 460 Hunter '01 ............... $207,000 530CC Pearson ’81 ........ $249,000

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Featured Boats 53' Mason`84 ..................................$310,000 43' Irwin`89 .....................................$129,500 43' Saga`00 .....................................$245,000 42' Endeavour Center Cockpit`85 ......$119,000 41` Bristol 41.1`83 ..........................$169,900 40' C&C 121`04 ...............................$249,000 38' Hallberg-Rassy 382`88 ............$160,000 37' Jeanneau Sun Odyssey`97 .......$84,900 37' Pacific Seacraft`87...................$100,000 37' Tartan 3700`07 ..........................$239,000 37' Tayana`83 ...................................$89,900 36' Sabre`85 .....................................$65,000 35' Beneteau Oceanis`97 ................$82,500 35' Contest`90 ..................................$59,900 35' Freedom Yachts`94 ....................$85,000 35' Island Packet Packet Cat`93 ...$110,000 35' Tartan 3500`93 ..........................$115,000 34' Kaiser Gale Force`80 .................$79,500 33' Hans Christian`86 ....................$111,500 33' Hunter`05 ....................................$84,500 33' Tartan`80 .....................................$43,500 32' C&C 99`04 .................................$109,000 31' Pacific Seacraft`89.....................$89,000


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NOTE LOWER PRICES! SAILBOATS 1967 Pearson Hawk 16 Daysailer, with centerboard. No sails or rudder. Hull and rig are sound; trailer is OK. $500. 1974 Dufour 24 Main, 2 jibs. Volvo Diesel. Clean and sound, $4,000. 1975 Elor 6.5 meter (21 feet) Paul Elvstrom design, built in France. Very seaworthy. 11 sails, including 3 spinakers. $800. 1976 Catalina 22 Swing-keel sloop with pop-top. Main and jib. Average condition. $800. 1975 Bristol 24 Main, 2 jibs. Sturdy small cruiser. Depth finder, compass. 8 HP Yamaha. $1,500. 1970 Cal 25 Recent Main, Genoa, Jib. 9.9 hp OMC Yachtwin OB, electric start. Rough. $500. 1964 Whitby 25 Alberg adaption of Folkboat. New standing & running rigging, rudder, toe rail, life lines. Fresh bottom paint. $3,500. 1975 Ericson 25 keel model sloop. Main, Genny & spin. dry boat. Above average. $1,800. 1976 Pearson 26 Fin keel sloop. 4-cycle O/B. $1,500. 1974 Pearson 26 Fin keel sloop. Yamaha 8HP 4-cycle long-shaft. $1,500. 1972 Morgan 27 Racer-Cruiser Full batten main, Genny, Jib, Storm Jib. 8HP Yamaha 4-cycle electric start outboard. $3,200. 1977 Hunter 30 Keel model. Yanmar Diesel. Wheel steering. Main, and Genoa. Sound and good condition. $7,000. 1972 Columbia 30 Atomic Four 30 HP. Wheel steering. Bimini R/F. Clean and good condition. $6,500. POWERBOATS 1982 Boston Whaler 17 ft. Nauset Center console model. New rubrail. Clean. Trailer. $3,500. Contact Don Backe, CRAB Executive Director, to learn more and visit your next boat!

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

22’ Cal 22 ’87 Tiller, OB, recent sails $6,950 Lippincott Marine (410) 8279300 26’ Catalina ’92 Sloop, 9.9 -hp OB, Roll furl $9,950 Lippincott Marine (410) 827-9300

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

28’ Cal ’86 Westerbeke dsl, shoal draft, RF $19,500 Lippincott Marine (410) 827-9300 36’ Cape Dory 36 ’84 Cutter, bluewater equipped $79,500 Lippincott Marine (410) 827-9300 37’ Hunter 376 ’96 Yanmar dsl, RF, AP AC/Gen, new listing $79,500 www., (410) 827-9300. 37’ Hunter 376 ’98 Yanmar, AC/ Gen, RF, AP. New listing $86,500 Lippincott Marine (410) 827-9300. 40’ Hunter ’95 Yanmar 50-hp, elect., self-tailing main, full batten main w/ Dutchman, Air, AP, inverter $99,500 Lippincott Marine (410) 827-9300.

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

33 Pearson 10M ’80 You will not find a better value in 33’. This boat has been meticulously cared for and it shows. Her exterior, interior and mechanical systems are in great condition. Highlights include refrigeration, 07 canvas and windlass. If you want to be on the Bay, but your budget is tight, this is your boat. Offered at $29,500. Contact David at (410) 280-2038x15 or

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

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

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

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46’ J 46 One of the best equipped and well cared for J/46’s to come on the market. The owner has lightly cruised and her for the past 3 summers but a change in personal plans iis o ntforcinganda Peverything h sale. HAYMAKER has t r o s y N in comfort. more to b cruise t Sale If you are in the marketYa forch a truly turnkey boat, then please don’t miss this opportunity. Why wait until Spring 2011 for a new boat with a replacement price of over $780,000? Please contact Paul Mikulski at 410-961-5254 or more information and to arrange for a personal inspection.

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



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

31’ Hunter ’09 Hoosier Lady is a spunky weekender with all the comforts of home in a affordable package. One owner boat that has been meticulously maintained. $101,000 Norton Yacht Sales (804) 776-9211, www. 36’ Hunter ’08 Captain’s Lady is a one-owner 36 that has been meticulously maintained. Equipped with In-Mast Furling, Raymarine C80 GPS/ Plotter, Auto-Pilot, AC/Heat, freezer & much more. $175,000 Norton Yacht Sales (804) 776-9211, www. 36’ Hunter ’06 Modus Vivendi a oneowner classic cruiser. Equipped with Inmast furling, GPS/Plotter, AC/Heat, freezer, DVD, & much more. This boat has been meticulously maintained. $140,000 Norton Yacht Sales (804) 7769211,

Three Great Choices for Cruisers! 50 Passport ’92 Cruise in fine style with this beautiful Bob Perry designed vessel. Exquisitely maintained with all amenities. Great Price. 319K Mason 44 ‘95 Wonderful liveaboard cruising boat with incredible space and gorgeous interior. Beautiful cockpit enclosure and true cutter rig. Nice offering at a great price. $239K!

Saga 43 Two available! Two priced to sell. Two different Sagas. Two great choices. $215K -$229K

28 Sam Morse BCC ’00 ............. $149 33 Hans Christian ’85 .............. $139K 34 Cabo Rico ’90 ..................... $89K 35 Tartan ’01............................ $157K 37 Crealock ’78 ........................ $69K 37 Pacific Seacraft ’92 ............. $159K 37 Tayana ’85........................... $89K 38 Cabo Rico ’90 ...................... 109K

38 Shannon ’78........................ $129K 40 Passport 40 ’84 ................... $139K 40 Valiant 40 ’80...................... $169K 42 Valiant ’94........................... $239K 42 Valiant ’04 .......................... $349K 44 Outbound ’07 ..................... $439K 50 Passport ’92........................ $389K 53 Bruce Roberts PH Ketch

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38’ Hunter ‘06 Bronze Penny, This nearly new yacht has In-mast furling, 40HP,ST60 Knot/Depth, Oceanair shades, refrigeration, Bose System,AC/ Heat, stereo/CD, TV/DVD, Autopilot, GPS/chartplotter,& much more. $150,000 Norton Yacht Sales (804) 7769211, 426 Hunter ‘03 A cruiser with ample space below & walk-thru transom. Sleeps 6 & equipped with Raymarine RL80CRC/GPS,Autopilot, In-Mast Furling, 2 TVs/2 Stereos, AC/ Heat,Generator,2 heads/shower & much more. $199,000 Norton Yacht Sales (804 )776-9211, www. 42DS Jeanneau ’06 Ms Judy is a beautiful one-owner yacht with two private, large staterooms, 2 heads, AC/ Heat, TV/DVD, Raymarine C80 GPS/ Radar,& much more. $190,000 Norton Yacht Sales (804) 776-9211, www.

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30’ Cape Dory Cutter ‘82 Great little pocket cruiser! Known for their architect Carl Alberg & for their seakindliness. Volvo dsl engine, AP, depth, handheld GPS, VHF, battery charger (new), wheel steering, roller furling headsail & much more. Asking $29,500. OBYS (410) 226-0100 35’ Camper Nicholson Sloop ’72/09 Cubera’s owner has rebuilt her from stem to stern over the last 7 yrs. New engine & transmission, decks removed-recored-reglassed & completely awlgripped cabin-decks-and hull. Painted mast , new boom & more. She is outstanding and in “Turn Key” cond.! Don’t pass this beauty by! Asking $70,000 OBYS 410-226-0100. 37’ Dickerson Sloop/Cutter ’83  These are lovely, traditional vessels that handle and sail extremely well. Tri-cabin interior, ST winches, RF headsail, holding tank, wheel, and so much more! Asking only $65,000. OBYS (410) 226-0100 40’ Custom Bugeye Rigged Ketch ’78/98 Very unique & lovely vessel. She is not a large vessel but is a true “Head Turner”. A refit was began in 1996 and completed in 1998 in time for the Wooden Boat Show in St. Michaels, Md. Asking $26,000 and looking for offers. OBYS (410) 226-0100

40’ 1995 Hunter Yanmar 50hp, A/C, AP, Inverter $99,500

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

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View boats online S-2 8.5 ’83 Willowind 28 Sloop w/wheel steering, RF, full batten main, Autohelm 3000, 15-hp Yanmar dsl, clean, well, maintained, ready to go. Asking:$14,900 Call Regent Point Marina @ 804-7584457

Crealock 37 Cutter ’77 Indeed! If you have a little money and a big dream please call RogueWave. We do not discriminate. We love sailing and boats. There really are some amazing good ol’ boats for the rest of us! Under 69K! (410) 571-2955

C&C 25 MK1 ’75 Beeswax New Harken RF w/new genoa, great Daysailer, quick & responsive, well designed cabin, 6-hp Johnson OB, Asking:$8,900 Call Regent Point Marina @ 804-758-4457

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

31’ Cape Dory Cutter ’84 Rebuilt engine like new, new main and Staysail w/Pro Furl(09), dodger, bimini(09), large enclosed head w/shower. Classic full keel yacht: Asking:$41,950 Call Regent Point Marina @ 804-758-4457 www. 31’ Irwin Citation ’83 Tolume Yanmar 15-hp dsl, wheel steering, large quarter berth, enclosed head, U-shaped galley, dinghy w/ 1.5-hp OB, Asking: $16,900 US, Regent Point Marina (804) 758-4457 34’ Pacific Seacraft Crealock ’90  Sound Harbor Great sea going vessel, radar, chartplotter, AP, Ref. Clean 2 owner boat, many extras, Price Reduced, Asking $95,900 Regent Point Marina (804) 758-4457 37’ Beneteau Envision ’83 Ketch 22 Rare center cockpit pilothouse design ketch. One of only a few made, Set up for major cruising, Duel helm stations, 3 cabin layout, 2 heads. Asking: $65,000 call Regent Point marina @804-758-4457

38 Shannon Ketch ’78 You will not believe this boat! She is a treat in perfect condition. You can sail the Bay or around the world in this beautiful traditional extraordinary Shannon. Reputation deserved. See to believe. By appt. (410) 571-2955

40 Passport ’84 Another good Perry boat. Absent seller needs her sold. She’s a great boat, well cared for with new chart plotter, new sails, new Autopilot. Capable two-cabin cruiser for the Bay and beyond. Great price. $149K 410-571-2955

42 Valiant ’94 Our special Valiant 42. Winner of Carib1500! One owner. Loved. Rigged and ready to go. We are proud to represent Pegasus! New engine, new sails, arch, electronics, upgraded, good! 239K REDUCED 410-571-2955 RogueWave specializes in high quality, ocean-going vessels of substance and character. We want good boats to represent. Proud reps for Valiant Yachts and Outbound Yachts. If you want a good solid blue water cruising boat, call RogueWave at 410-5712955. Check out our Buyer’s Agent Services. By Appointment!

38’ Morgan 382 ’81 $44,900 Completely equipped for offshore cruising. Sailing Associates (410) 2758171.

Saga 43 ’95 Modern Bob Perry performance cruisers, solent rigged sail animal. Bold Spirit is READY. One owner boat. Well loved. Realistic seller. Awesome boat. Custom extra berth on this sailor’s sailboat! $215K 410-571-2955

50’ Gulfstar ’77 $99,000 Great Cruising boat at a reasonable price. Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171.


27’ Hunter ’77 $10,500 Completely refurbished hull is painted elegant burgundy. Looks new. Must see. Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171. 28’ Sabre ’76 $14,900 New engine (50 hrs), new batteries. Ready to go cruising boat. Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171.

50 Passport ’92 Robert H. Perry has designed more cruising boats than any other designer and this is Perry at his best. Sleek aft cockpit. Impeccable condition, Rigged for easy sailing Leisure furl, new electronics, bow thruster, $319K 410-571-2955


29’ Bayfield ’82 $22,000 Air conditioned and a “Go anywhere” cruiser. Sailing Associates (410) 2758171. 35’ Island Packet ’89 $109,000 Call for details. Sailing Associates (410) 2758171. 35’ Island Packet ’89 $110,000 Cutter rigged, Ready to go! Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171. 35’ O’Day ’85 $24,900 Ready to go cruising. Lot of boat for the money. Sailing Associates ( 410) 275-8171. 37’ Alberg ’68 In excellent shape $39,900 Ready to go. Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171.

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36’ Hunter 356 ’02 Great Bay boat, roomy, equipped and she sails! asking $95,000 (410) 639-9380, www. 37’ Jeanneau SO ’00 Well equipped with A/C and New Windlass, New Canvas asking $99,000 Call Charlie @ (410) 639-9380, 38’ Cabo Rico ’85 Plan Cutter Buyers change of plans put Jon Goose back on the market! Call for details! Asking $89,000 (410) 639-9380, www. 44’ Hunter Deck Salon ’06 Loaded, Air, bow thruster, full enclosure. Super Clean! Mariners Package....Asking $239,500 (410) 639-9380, www.

280 Hunter ‘97 Great for day sailing w/Garmin GPS, Tridata knot, depth, wind, wheelpilot, 110% headsail w/jib furling, Lazy Jacks, custom bimini & dodger. $29,900. Call 800-699-SAIL or 800-960-TIDE. Go to www. 34’ Catalina ‘06 Lightly used & clean w/422 engine hrs, A/C, Raymarine tridata knot, depth, wind, ST4000+ autopilot, Maxwell anchor windlass, dodger, bimini & connector. $114,900. Call 800-960-TIDE or 800-699-SAIL. Go to 41AC Hunter ‘06 Dual A/C, Raymarine ST7000 autopilot w/remote, ST60 knot/depth/wind, 2kW radar, inmast furling, elect. anchor windlass & more! Only 247 eng. hrs. $184,900. Call 800-699-SAIL or 800-960-TIDE. Go to



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33’ DeVries Lentsch Custom Rhodes Centerboard Yawl ’60 This fiberglass Rhodes 33 hull by DeVries Lentsch was finished into an exquisite traditional daysailor in 1999/2000 by a professional boatbuilder. She has a shoal draft centerboard (3’6’) and a yawl rig that balances her in light air & permits sailing with a jib and jigger when it blows. She has the aesthetics of a classic wooden yacht with all of the advantages of a fiberglass hull. And there are no complicated systems to keep up with. Her sweet lines, varnished mahogany trim, traditional bronze hardware, and glued-on teak deck (2000) will turn heads in most any port. She comes with a matching custom-built tender, perfect for exploring the creeks & coves. Offered @ $44,500. Photos & details @ www. or call John Kaiser @ 410-923-1400 office or 443-223-7864 cell.


41’ Island Trader ‘77 Beautifully restored Island Trader Ketch with new Westerbeke Engine. Generator and new Raymarine and Garmin Electronics. $40,000. Call Steve in Irvington/VA for details. 202.841.2256 25’ Capri 25 ‘81 Well maintained, race-ready with Baltoplate bottom, Sobstadt Sails, spinnakers, storm jib, etc. Yamaha 2.5-hp OB low hours. Lewisetta Marina. $2900 obo,, 703-5853451.

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15’ Up to 60’ Deep-Water Slips On the Magothy. One river north of Annapolis. Easy access to marina by Route 100. North Shore Marina (410) 255-3982. 18-46 Foot Slips Available Covered slips as well , downtown Annapolis, Sarles marina on Spa Creek . Electric, water, and showers . 410-263-3661 www. 20’ - 40’ Slips, Pier 4 Marina 301 4th St., Eastport, across from Annapolis Yacht Club. Keep your boat where the Hinckley and Sabre dealers keep theirs. Electric, water, & showers. (410) 990-9515. www.



20’-36’ Slips Young’s Boat Yard Inc., Jones Creek, Patapsco River. Deep, protected slips at reasonable rates. 15-Ton open-end TraveLift. Friendly atmosphere with personal attention. Wed. night racing., (410) 477-8607.

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

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CHESAPEAKE CLASSIC Henry S. Morgan 1924-2011


enry Morgan was the consumgood sails and a clean bottom, the race mate sailor, racing up into the was probably not yours to win in the first final days of his 86 years. Long place. With an often misunderstood gruff watches on the ocean, if his crew was lucky, countenance that overshadowed a reserved might draw Henry to recount tales of his and deeply caring side, Henry never sought youth, sailing throughout the islands of the attention his successes brought. He Maine and along the shores of New Engwas never shy to compliment and credit his land. He would refer to the bygone days crew in success or solely accept blame for a of “wood and bronze” sailboats, approachpoor performance. Henry’s award-winning ing the subject from both the yachtsman’s crew on Dolphin was a cohesive unit for perspective, as well as that of the romantic more than a decade. He retired from artist. On rare occasions, his crew would offshore racing last summer, citing the fact get an enthralling glimpse of his submarine that he could no longer comfortably sail operations in the Cold War era. in every position, in every sea state. Henry Henry, as his crew called him, even though he retired a rear admiral (U.S. Navy), came by his sailing skills naturally, often remarking that there would have been something genetically wrong with him if he did not like boats. His mother (an Adams) crewed in famous circles, including with King George V aboard Britannia when her mast came down during Cowes Race Week, and was one of the finest mainsail trimmers he ever sailed with, in a time when a woman was not allowed to fetch her own drink at the yacht club bar. His father was commodore of the New York YC and was instrumental in restarting post-World War II America’s Cup racing in 12 Meters. To wander from room to room in the Morgan home is to take a trip through yachting history, with pictures of family boats Photo by Dan Phelps of all descriptions on every wall and silver trophies of all sizes on most flat surfaces. never wanted to be anything less than a Preparation and safety were paramount driving force for his crews. Henry ran a in Henry’s eyes and were vital to his two-boat campaign, sailing both Dolphin racing success. His racing season started and his J/27 Dash, which he raced first on every September as he prepared for the the Magothy River (when he lived on Gibnext season’s ocean race. For each yearly son Island) and then in the Annapolis YC event, Henry would treat Dolphin with Wednesday Night Series near his home on an upgrade to her sail inventory, as it was the Severn River. His crew on Dash ranged his firm opinion that if you didn’t have

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from teenage sailing instructors to America’s Cup veterans. Well into his 70s, Henry could be seen on the bow, having handed off the tiller so that he could demonstrate a proper end-for-end gybe. His knowledge of every position on the boat allowed him to be a superior helmsman. He took this knowledge to the U.S. Naval Academy, where he served for decades as a volunteer coach and mentor to countless midshipmen as they worked their way up through the big-boat ranks. Henry was chairman of the Fales Committee that oversees U.S. Naval Academy sailing and could scarcely walk the streets of any seafaring town without a greeting of “Admiral” punctuating his day. Henry completed 16 Newport to Bermuda races in a span of 50 years, not an exceptionally large number, but Henry was also a career naval officer in submarines, who retired a Rear Admiral and later practiced admiralty law. Taking the helm from his watch captain at Kitchen Shoals Light off Bermuda, the Admiral would steer the final miles to the finish, which lies just outside St. George’s. Sails securely stowed, it was always his preference to navigate through St. George’s Harbor and Ferry Reach, a brief, but scenic, shortcut on the way to Hamilton. Through the reach, he would pass off the wheel to call his wife Sandy to inform her of Dolphin’s ETA to the Royal Bermuda YC. At any time of day or night, she would be on the quay, tray full of Dark and Stormies in hand, anxiously awaiting the last line to be properly secured. Once he was reunited with his wife, whom he had left some five days earlier on the dock in Newport, one could clearly see that the ocean was truly Henry’s second love. —by Tom Price and Ted Steeble

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