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They have labored over gawdy, complicated light displays that didn’t win awards and may have even confused the judges, but for a group of Annapolis sailors, building holiday lights parade displays on their boats never grows old. by Carrie Gentile

42 Winterization Tips from the Pros Haul it, wrap it up, let her breathe, hit the bottle, keep her warm, and by all means, do not forget the seacocks. Check out what local experts have to say about winterizing your boat this year. by Carrie Gentile

44 Family-Friendly Gift Ideas ##Bora Bora is lovely lovely. Photo by Dirk and Sandy DeLo

Crabbing nets, fishing poles, magnifying glasses, art supplies… When searching for awesome gifts for sailing families, there’s no need to spend a lot of money. by Tracy Leonard



Whiling Away the Winter: The Best Places To Charter and Why So many places to visit, so few vacation hours. We asked eight seasoned charter sailors what their favorite destinations were. See why the Grenadines topped the list. by Ruth Christie and Eva Hill

49 Cruising with a Flexible Itinerary For one cruising couple, when a vague notion, such as giving bluewater sailing a try, turns into a specific idea, such as sailing to Bermuda, it’s time to post a chart on the wall and let the dream take on a life of its own. by Lisa Borre


52 Postcard from Portugal An Annapolis sailor, who completed a trans-Atlantic crossing last summer with her husband, writes about tricky currents, charming locals, the best cheese she’s ever had, and why her time in Portugal has proven to be even more spectacular than she could have imagined. by Cindy Fletcher Holden

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ON THE COVER Eric Moseson took this month’s cover shot of the Clipper City in fall. He understood that it was to be sold to Brazil for scrap and then learned that she had been salvaged and used as a cruise ship. Do you know the story behind the Clipper City? If so, please write to

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Although a brave few frostbite race in dinghies, most small boat sailors tuck their boats away for winter, at least the coldest part. Learn from an experienced builder of dinghies best practices for protecting your boat. by Kim Couranz

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Editor’s Notebook


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I asked a dozen SpinSheet staffers and contributors what they were grateful for during this Thanksgiving season. Here are their responses: My life has developed over the years in a far better and rewarding manner to me than I ever could have imagined when I was young well more than a half century ago. For that and my wife Bobbie, I am very thankful. ~ Fred Hecklinger Each morning, I am thankful for the spectacular and ever-changing view of the Chesapeake from our boat.  ~ Carrie Gentile No direct hurricane hits, assuming thus stays true through Thanksgiving! Plenty of opportunities to show my son Nate boats and the Bay.  ~ Mark Talbott I am thankful for a healthy family, a sound boat, and a blue horizon.  ~ Cindy Wallach I’m thankful for an outstanding and understanding family that stands behind my passion to be out on the water as often as I can. ~ Dan Phelps I don’t know where to start. There are so many things for which I am thankful. First and foremost for my husband and our family. The team at SpinSheet and PropTalk. The Chespeake Bay and being healthy enough to enjoy it. The upturn in the economy. Chocolate. ~ Mary Ewenson So thankful for my husband and three girls! ~ Brooke King A truly incredible body of water and deep friendships to sail it with. ~ Al Schreitmueller For family—that which I was born into, that which I married into, and that which I’ve chosen or has chosen me. ~ Eva Hill 10 November 2011 SpinSheet

I’m thankful that I have a boat on the Chesapeake Bay, where the season is long enough that I can go sailing on Thanksgiving. I’m thankful that I even have a boat at all, particularly as a working class slug in this economy. I’m thankful for the Chesapeake Bay sailing community and the great critical mass of sailing-related businesses we have right here. Think about it—where would you get a used winch handle in Pittsburgh? A sail recut in Syracuse? Is there anything like Bacon’s anywhere? Or APS? Or Fawcett’s? Sure you can surf the Internet for just about anything, but here you can walk into a chandlery and sidle right up close, test the merchandise, sniff it, try it on, talk to a seasoned pro. Live. Three dimensional. In person.  ~ Steve Allan I’m thankful for having a reasonably manageable husband, somewhat well-behaved kids, a boat that put up with being dirty all season long, and a new outboard dinghy motor that has expanded our horizons. ~ Ruth Christie A good sailboat engine mechanic, competent, trustworthy, efficient. Will Sibley just repaired our exhaust riser and manifold. Perfect work. I’m also grateful for my sailing partners; many hands means light work. ~ Steve Gibb Among many things, I’m grateful for calm creeks, herons, evenings gazing at the stars, sailing with my family, anchoring on the Wye River, playing, eating pancakes in the cockpit, being awed at nature’s beauty and strength, kayaking with Hannes and Anna, and enjoying time with friends and family. ~ Tracy Leonard

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I’m grateful for SpinSheet readers, and yes, that means you. You who send letters of thanks and disappointment, who read with a magnifying glass and catch our every typo, who leave rambling voicemails about dismastings and victories, who kiss me on stage during regatta awards (okay, not all of you, but a select few), who stop me on the street to give me story ideas even on my days off, who correct me on my poor usage of yachting terminology, who think just because I write for SpinSheet I can work foredeck, who know better and invite me sailing anyway, who send funny pictures of your dogs or photos of your friends and family holding SpinSheet in faraway lands, who volunteer to write articles and write them well, and who understand that we are not perfect, but we do our best to make this magazine feel like home for Chesapeake Bay sailors. Thank you for reading. Thank you for being part of SpinSheet.


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thought that I would let the (magic) dust settle a bit after the fantastic Team Rafiki weekend at the J/30 National Championship Regatta before I wrote to you. Your editorial piece (October SpinSheet) is fantastic. As a father, as a sailor, and as a believer in the future of our sport, I can’t help but get a bit teary reading it. Dave and Scott are clearly fantastic people to have even thought up this crazy idea. To have had every chip fall as they did reminds me of the mangled Goethe quote: “…the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too…”  Thank you for your part in this and for writing so movingly about it. You mention that the Hayes kids are “genetically committed” to the sport. Of that there is no doubt. The Kent kids are as well. Like their friends, they have been sailing since they were zygotes. A succession of boats looked like basinets from all the netting, but when their mom and I daysailed, cruised or raced, the girls came along. Whitney fell in love early, while Alison teased us with ballet, then soccer before finally realizing that her skills

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on the foredeck were a difference-maker for her team. Their windy, mechanically plagued, and ultimately successful doublehanded Queen’s Cup [a 76-nautical-mile race from Milwaukee, WI, to South Haven, MI] was a watershed for both of them. They have traveled around in sailing circles for some time. When I competed in the 2002/2003 Around Alone Race [now the Velux 5 Oceans Race], they were in Newport, RI; at the start in New York City; at the stopover in South Africa; at the stopover in New Zealand; and at the finish in Rhode Island. Genetically they are stuck—sailing is literally in their blood. Even their stepdad is hip-deep as a successful yacht broker and one of the best racers on Lake Michigan. The biggest dream a parent can have for their kids is that—at some time in their life—they find a path that gives them joy. For these girls to have found such a path, and such generous traveling companions, is all that I could have hoped for them. Thanks for being one of those companions. ~ Tim Kent Elm Grove, WI


y golden doodle puppy Lilly helped Beth Perry do race committee for Magothy River YC on Porvenir last Sunday. Lilly worked so hard with planning the courses and helping me with my watercolors that when she sat down to rest and read, she was exhausted but did not want any one to take her SpinSheet away. She loves to sail and kayak. She stepped on a sailboat when she was nine weeks old. I took her down to the dock just to familiarize her with it, so when I brought her back to sail, the surroundings would be familiar. Well, a small boat had just docked, and she just delicately hopped right on. That was last November. ~ Kathleen Hazlehurst Knust


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hank you! Wooowee! You all used a shot of me on my Nacra 20 (the S.S. Marion Barry) for your October issue cover. That was the start of the Oxford Race. I ended up falling off the boat in the middle of the Bay, broke my boom during a capsize, and took a mainsail block to the face creating a real bad sailing photo! Thanks again. I really appreciate the awareness you bring to sailing with this free magazine, and now I can live like a rockstar for a whole month! ~ John Peil

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The Slaughter Across the Water

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ourteen years ago is a long time, yet if you ask local Annapolis sailors if they remember when the Eastport Bridge was closed for an entire month, those of us who lived here will say, “yes” with a tired sigh and maybe a story about gridlock and 45-minutelong trips that should have taken 10 minutes. When the Maryland State Highway Administration had announced repairs on that well-traveled connector between Historic Annapolis and Eastport, we all knew it would be tough. It certainly wasn’t convenient. Yet, a band of residents from peninsular Eastport and Eastport Business Association members took advantage of the isolation resulting from the bridge closure. They were determined to have some fun with it and get creative to keep the place lively. Who knew that their antics, which were planned over a few beers, would lead to a veritable movement and enduring neighborhood traditions? The Maritime Republic of Eastport (MRE) was born on Super Bowl Sunday, 1998, when “patriots residing on the Horn Point peninsula rose up in revolt against the snobbish suppression of ‘Annapolis Proper’ across the harbor,” according to the founders. “The goal was to foster a spirit of independence and merriment in a manner befitting the character of Eastport… With the roar of cannon, the firing of Brussels sprouts from the muskets of military reenactors, and the blaring of the horns of the Eastport Chamberpot Orchestra, the Republic established its own passports, currency, national anthem, navy, militia, as well as its own flag emblazoned with a coat of arms flanked with rampant retrievers and the motto, ‘We like it this way!’” Among the festivities of the MRE revolt was a Tug of War, the longest tug over water in the world, with a $25,000, 1700-foot rope, between tuggers on the Annapolis and the Eastport sides. What began as a sporting event for bragging rights evolved into a sporting event and party benefitting local ##Why does Jaime Horrigan (left) of Sweet Leda like the Tug? He says, “We get to enjoy a beautiful day on the water with friends, fans, family, and neighbors. And we get to raise money for a good cause!”

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charities and uniting both sides of the bridge in a festive, yet feisty attitude. Tugfest has become a party on both ends of the big cord with live music, beer, food, and as the MRE founders had hoped, merriment. The 2011 edition of Tugfest runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 5 on both sides of the bridge—at the Susan C. Campbell Park in downtown Annapolis and at the foot of Second Street in Eastport. The first tug starts, as usual, at the “crack o’ noon.” The line up of teams are: the police vs. the fire departments, Army vs. Navy, Eastport bars of Fourth Street vs. bars of Annapolis, Bank Annapolis vs. BB&T, a charity tug, a coed tug, and a pick-up tug. On the Annapolis side, the Mike McHenry Tribe, the Uncle Jack Band, and Mama Jama will play live music. Them Eastport Oyster Boys, Dean Rosenthal, Sweet Leda, and West River Band will rock the Eastport end. The event is great fun for thousands of spectators, but it is also a true, all-volunteer community event. The MRE, a 501 (c)(3) organization, has raised thousands of dollars over the years for local charities. The beneficiaries of the 2011 Tugfest include: Annapolis Community Boating, Special Olympics, Eastport Elementary School RIF program, the Eastport Girls Club, The Civil Air Patrol, Bernie’s House, and We Care and Friends. Teams seek additional tuggers up until the final hour. Registration to tug costs $20 and includes a T-shirt designed by a local artist. Tugfest is free and open to the public. 

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period of time that a sail is operating at its peak performance. Performance life is relatively short, sometimes only a couple years. For cruisers and others interested in functional life and how to extend it, there are several ways to rejuvenate a sail. Keyworth says regular maintenance is crucial. “Sails should be serviced at a reputable shop every year or two. It’s just like changing the oil in your car. Failing to keep up regularly scheduled maintenance can cause problems and cost more money over time,” he says. “Judge your maintenance schedule on how often you use the boat and the wind each season. A particularly windy summer might leave you with broken stitching, chafing, and loose batten pockets. If it was a light-wind summer, maybe you can skip a year and just take the sails off the boat and wash, dry, and fold them,” Keyworth explains. For racers and sailors seeking optimal sail performance, determining the performance life of a structurally sound sail is a little more complicated. A pro may need to come out on your boat for an evaluation while underway. He or she will make a report and probably take photos, too. If the sail fabric hasn’t succumbed to too much stretching, Keyworth says recutting may be an economical option. Racing sails often need to be recut after only a couple seasons. However, you can usually get back 90 percent of the original design shape. Whether you’re looking at functional life or performance life, or both, get on a regular maintenance schedule. Choose a reputable sail loft with a sail care manager who will check over the sails, have them washed, and get you a report. Since sail life depends on what type of sailing you do and how well you maintain your sails, don’t be afraid to ask a pro for advice. “Communication is important. Let the sail care manager know how you use the boat, and he or she will let you know what needs to be attended to,” Keyworth concludes.

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Local Student Brings International Sailor and Explorer To Bay

DOCKTALK ##Pangaea, a custom made sailing vessel, recently visited Annapolis as part of Mike Horn’s Pangaea Expedition.

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auren Morrell of Annapolis, sailor, environmentalist, and high school senior, recently hosted international sailor and explorer Mike Horn, his crew, and eight young people hailing from three continents as part her participation in the Pangaea Expedition 2008-2012. In early October, Horn and crew sailed his 115-foot custom-made Pangaea into the Bay for a 10-day visit supporting Morrell’s Explore To Restore (The Bay) Project.

Explore To Restore is a venture Morrell created as part of Horn’s Young Explorers Program (YEP). The project aims to improve the water quality of the Bay by restoring its tributaries. “My motivation for the project was in realizing that I was so lucky to have such a recognizable ecosystem right outside my back door. I wanted to find a way to encourage students to get involved in the protection of this national treasure in a long-term, sustainable project,” says Morrell. A major focus of team Pangaea’s visit was to restore the natural shoreline of the Severn River. Working closely with the Severn River Keeper Fred Kelly (see page 32), volunteers planted more than 35 trees to filter storm water runoff. The teen-aged volunteer group also transformed a marshland into a swamp. According to Morrell, a swamp is a more stable and eco-friendly shoreline. In addition to their work restoring the Bay, Horn, his staff, crew, and the Young Explorers also worked to spread awareness of the Pangaea Expedition. The Young Explorers gave tours of Pangaea in both Baltimore and Annapolis, and Horn made presentations at Annapolis YC, the U.S. Sailboat Show, and Severn School. The group met with staff at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, and Horn also had the opportunity to meet officials at Under Armour headquarters. “Horn’s vessel, the double-masted Pangaea, is the most advanced exploration vessel of its kind,” says Morrell. “It’s made of recycled aluminum, powered by solar and wind energy, and equipped with tools like LED lighting and garbage compactors. It is designed for special situations such as breaking Arctic ice, or beaching at an island with its retractable keel,” she says. “The mast is 90 feet in height, and the boat sleeps 30 people,” she adds. After exploring the globe for over 20 years, Horn created the Pangaea Expedition as a way to raise awareness about environmental issues and as a call to action, especially for young people. Horn’s journey is scheduled to last four years, with 12 expeditions planned around the world. As part of the program, young people aged 15 to 20 are invited to compete in a selection process to become part of this unique team. Learn more at and


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eam Spinsheet can’t think of a better way to mark the 60th anniversary of that most beloved of dinghies, the Sunfish, than the annual Hampton Roads Sunfish Challenge & Dinghy Distance Race. Now in its third year, this low-key race welcomes boats of all kinds so long as they are less than 29 feet. On September 24, more than 50 racers, mostly sailing Sunfish, participated in this light-hearted regatta. The race featured an unusual downwind light-air start, but mid-course, the winds picked up and the weather improved. Participants enjoyed a full day of fun, including pre-race festivities and post-race hoopla. Cool raffle items included sails, a VHF radio, and binoculars. Portsmouth Boat Club played host. Each year, the 10-mile course begins at Willoughby boat ramp in Norfolk and ends at Old Dominion Sailing Center. The course gives racers on their little vessels the opportunity to pass huge Navy ships; they say the feeling is surreal. This year, despite poor weather, the race fielded seven classes, including racing, recreational, and novice Sunfish classes. Participants came from as far north as North East, MD, and as far south as Wilmington, NC. “Every year, we are pleasantly surprised by the number of entrants,” says founding organizer Jonathan Romero. “This year, almost one-third of our racers were from out of town. And, we were impressed and humbled to have Charlie Lee of Deltaville Yachting Center present the awards after the show,” Romero adds. Two of the awards categories will give readers a nice feel for the levity of the event and the hazards of racing boats that are pushing the half-century mark. The “Can Do” Award went to David Jeannette, sailing with his 16-year old daughter, Danielle, aboard an old Hobie 403 monohull. At the launch, the rudder was missing a pin, but a Good Samaritan who was launching a crab boat gave Jeannette some make-shift hardware. When the rudder gave them troubles mid-race, Jeannette played it cool, and Danielle, who was sailing for the first time, Follow us!

loved the experience. The pair plan to return next year. The “Hustle” Award went to Stephen Ormsbee, who lost his mainsheet halyard just before leaving the dock for the start line. Being resourceful, he borrowed a line from a crab pot, making it to the start line just as his class started. Congratulations to 14-year-old Daniel Resio who won the Sunfish recreational class and also to B. R. Flowers who took honors in the racing class. For more on the race, visit

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Junior National Championship for the Albacores Story by Sue Zeisler; Photos by Peter Duncan


he U.S. Albacore Association held its Junior National Championship at the West River Sailing Club (WRSC) in Galesville, MD, August 20-21. Peter Duncan— Albacore sailor and WRSC member—kicked off the event with a clinic for the juniors (ages 13-19 years) to give some pointers about Albacore rigging and tactics. The weather and winds were picture-perfect as Peter coached the racers to do match sailing to maximize boat speed and pointing. On Sunday, seven boats sailed in eight-knot winds that started out of the south and built all morning. Windwardleeward, Olympic, and triangle courses gave the juniors a variety of sailing conditions to experience, including a couple of thrilling reaching legs when the wind was building, with exciting planing. The sailing abilities were impressive; most of the teams with modest weight were able to sail the boats by and large flat on the water, keeping them stable. The race committee and adult sailors took note of the competitive starts and the aggressive, but orderly, starting techniques. During the fifth and final race, the breeze had built to a steady 11-12 knots, with gusts to 15-18

knots, giving some challenging conditions for the sailors. At that time, the building system breeze and threatening thunderstorms made it prudent to bring the sailors to shore and complete the regatta safely. Ian Duncan and Lydi Whiteford won the 19 and under age group, and the Lockley-Newport Trophy, given for the overall team in the 16 and 19 and under age groups. Terry Duncan and Katlyn Flynn earned the Byron Family Trophy, awarded to the top overall team in the 16 and 19 and under groups with helm of different gender than winner of Lockley-Newport Trophy. Mike Saldi and Kate Wysocki earned second place both overall and in the 19 and under age group. Morgan Simmonds and Lilli Salveson took third overall and first in the 16 and under age group. Stephen Duncan and Charles Simmonds won the 13 and under age class. Congrats to all the sailors, including Mac Dickson, Cass Stout, Andrew Yemc, and Wesley Freise. For the full results, visit NOTE: The December SpinSheet will recap the Optimist Atlantic Coast Championship in Baltimore September 23-25.

##Lilli Salveson and Morgan Simmonds wrestle down a puff.

##Mike Saldi and Kate Wysocki in tight quarters.

##Green = “Go!” Terry Duncan and Katlyn Flynn.

##Albacore Junior Regatta winners Ian Duncan and Lydi Whiteford demonstrate getting their Albacore planing as the winds approach 12 knots.

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##We’re gunnin’ for you… Andrew Yemc and Wesley Freise.

Morgan Freeman Steps Up to the Plate


organ Freeman has become the Chair of the Honorary Advisory Board of the non-profit National Sailing Center & Hall of Fame (NSHOF) in Annapolis. The position was left vacant by the passing of Walter Cronkite in July of 2009. Morgan says, “I am honored to be part of NSHOF as we create a home for American sailing. I know how important it was to Walter. My love for sailing started at an early age, and there is nothing like being carried away by the wind and waves.” Morgan has had a passion for sailing ever since his first sail—on a Lightning class dinghy on a reservoir near Stowe, VT, in 1967. He soon moved up to larger boats and began ocean sailing. He says, “If you live a life of make-believe [as an actor], your life isn’t worth anything until you do something that challenges your reality. To me, sailing the open ocean is a real challenge, because it’s life or death. There’s no quarter.” NSHOF works to preserve our nation’s sailing legacy and engage the next generation of sailors.

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##Welcome onboard… Morgan Freeman is the new chair of NSHOF’s Honorary Advisory Board.

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Contests, games, races, parades, parties, shopping, and more.

Thru Nov 13

The Chesapeake Bay Art of Tilghman and Will Hemsley Annapolis Maritime Museum.


Anchoring Seminar  7 to 9 p.m. Truxtun Park Recreation Center, Annapolis. Hosted by Annapolis Sail and Power Squadron.


Connecting the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, the Strait of Magellan Is Discovered, 1520; the U.S. Weather Bureau (aka National Weather Service) Makes its First Official Meteorological Forecast, 1870; and Seabiscuit Upsets War Admiral in the Horse Racing Match of the Century, 1938

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National Deep Fried Clams Day SpinSheet likes its “clams with bellies.”

Pageant of Peace and National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Washington, DC.


International Beachcombing Conference Virden Center, Lewes, DE.


Art Between the Creeks Fall Opening Reception 6 to 9 p.m. Backyard Boats, Eastport. Dress for warmth and fun.




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Beer, Boats, and Ballads 7 to 11 p.m. Phillips World Headquarters, Baltimore. Hoist a few to support tall ships and fun floating educational programs in town.

Oyster Festival Urbanna. VA. Food, glorious food. Music, exhibits, shopping ops, contests, parades, and more.

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OysterFest St. Michaels.

Tug of War Noon. Over the river and through the creek... Eastport and Annapolis vie for supremacy of the sea.


Two Rivers Harvest Auction 6:30 to 9 p.m. Galesville, MD. Art auction, oysters, live entertainment, and more for West/Rhode Riverkeeper. $40.


Maryland Boating Safety Course Two Saturdays. Tri-State Marine, Deale, MD. Hosted by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary “Herring Bay” Flotilla 23-7. (301) 261-9704


Marine Dealer Conference & Expo Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Orlando, FL.


Start of Caribbean 1500 Cup At Noon, the fleet will sail en masse from Hampton, VA, to Tortola, BVI.


Basic Boating Class 6 to 10 p.m. Delaware Fire School, Dover, DE. Hosted by USCG Auxiliary. $10. (302) 697-6188

Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association Annual Conference Marina Inn at Grand Dunnes, Myrtle Beach, SC. Full Moon Party  Boatyard Bar & Grill, Eastport.

Miles River YC Foundation Award Dinner Miles River YC, St. Michaels. Gary Jobson will receive the foundation’s first Distinguished Service Award. $75. (410) 921-6792


Waterfowl Festival Easton, MD. Arts and crafts and food and fun in splendid fall weather. What’s not to love?

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Elevens Rule 11:11 a.m. and p.m. Veterans Day 

Chili Cook-Off Noon to 3 p.m. Watermen’s Museum, Yorktown, VA. (757) 887-2641


Founder’s Day Havre de Grace Maritime Museum, MD. (410) 939-4800


Goose Bump Jump Noon. Betterton Beach, MD. Feel the trill of the chill to support help adults with developmental disabilities. $25.


Greenstreet Social 2 to 4 p.m. Greenstreet Gardens, Lothian, MD. Wine, food, music, and prizes to benefit Captain Salem Avery Museum. $10.

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Oyster Roast Reedville Fisherman’s Museum, VA.

Spend the Weekend in Oxford, MD Antiques, crafts, recipes, and food galore! $4. Benefits Oxford Volunteer Fire Company.


Ladies’ Night 6 to 8 p.m. K&B True Value, Annapolis. Deals, prizes, and demos.

Winterfest of Lights Ocean City, MD. $4 for ages 10 on up.

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McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach Virginia Beach Boardwalk (between Second and 34th streets). Tickets start at $10. (757) 425-3111

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How To Use a Chart Seminar 7 to 9 p.m. Truxtun Park Recreation Center, Annapolis. Hosted by Annapolis Sail and Power Squadron.


Evening Lecture Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Edgewater, MD. Learn about nutrient discharges in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.


Virginia Association of Marine Industries Meeting 9 a.m. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA.


Leonid Meteor Shower

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National Harbor, MD.

Christmas on the Potomac

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Wetlands Workshop Baltimore Watershed Center.

Two Two-Day Courses: Marine Diesel Engines: Basics and Level II Annapolis School of Seamanship. $395 and $495.

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Lights on the Bay 5 to 10 p.m. Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis. Sponsored by Anne Arundel Medical Center. $14 per car; $2 discount at local establishments. (410) 481-3161

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Maritime Photography Exhibition Annapolis Maritime Museum. Brought to you by the Digital Photography Club of Annapolis.


Paul Sperry Invents Deck Shoes After Seeing His Dog Trot Over Ice Without Slipping, 1935; and McDonald’s Sells 50 Billionth Hamburger, 1984


Basic Coastal Navigation Seminar 7 to 9 p.m. Truxtun Park Recreation Center, Annapolis. Hosted by Annapolis Sail and Power Squadron.

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Thanksgiving Day 100 Miles of Lights  All over Virginia.

Oyster Roast Cape Charles, VA.

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Basic Weather and Forecasting Seminar 7 to 9 p.m. Truxtun Park Recreation Center, Annapolis. Hosted by Annapolis Sail and Power Squadron.


The Sun Is Formed When a Hydrogen Molecular Cloud Collapses, About 4.57 Billion Years Ago Our life-sustaining fire ball has about five billion more years of life left in it.

November Racing

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J/35 Mid-Atlantic Championships West River SC.

Penguin Frostbite Race Tred Avon YC, Oxford, MD.

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Frostbite Series Southern Maryland SA, Solomons. Sundays in November.

Hampton YC, VA.

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6-Dec 18  Annapolis YC.

Frostbite Series Sundays.


Laser and Vanguard 15 Frostbite Racing Severn SA, Annapolis.

19 20-Dec 31 Turkey Bowl  Eastport YC.

Inter-Club Frostbite Racing Severn SA, Annapolis.


Leftover Bowl Burn some calories off Eastport YC.

December Thru Dec 5 Classes and

Fall Boating

Seminars Pip Moyer Recreational Center, Truxtun Park, Annapolis. Hosted by Annapolis Sail and Power Squadron.

Thru Dec 5 Coastal Piloting Two Courses:

and Marine Communications Mondays. Truxtun Park Recreation Center, Annapolis. Hosted by Annapolis Sail and Power Squadron.


The Toys for Tots Program Is Launched, 1947; Elvis Presley Gets a ‘C’ in His Eighth Grade Music Class, 1948; Chuck Langham Founds the Society to Curtail Ridiculous, Outrageous, and Ostentatious Gift Exchanges (SCROOGE), 1979; and Police Rush a Video Store and Draw Weapons on an Armed Gunman, a Cardboard Cutout of Denzel Washington, 1992

##A couple hundred Eastport sailors always show up for the bi-annual Art Between the Creeks opening reception, held Friday night November 4 at Backyard Boats. Photo by John Bildahl/

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Maryland Water Monitoring Council Annual Conference Maritime Institute, North Linthicum, MD. $55; $70 after November 18.

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Keep Tabs on Santa’s Location with NORAD

First Light Celebration 5:30 to 7 p.m. Hampton History Museum, VA.

USS Alfred Is First Vessel To Fly the Grand Union Flag, 1775 Hoisted by John Paul Jones, the flag was the precursor to the Stars and Stripes.



The Battle of Great Bridge, 1775 December 3-4 mark a town-wide celebration of the event near the City of Chesapeake, VA.

Open House Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge, Rock Hall, MD. Federal duck stamp art, guided walks, refreshments, kids fun, and more.

Christmas in St. Michaels Celebrate 25 years of giving with fun for everyone. Benefits local nonprofit organizations.

Santa Swim 10 a.m. Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay, Cambridge, MD. Bring a new toy for the Salvation Army to give to children in need. Awards, prizes, entertainment, and more. Benefits the Care & Share Fund.

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Eastport Yacht Club Lighted Boats Parade 6 p.m. Annapolis Harbor. Learn more on page 38.



Holiday Tree Lighting and Parade with Santa North Beach, MD.


Have Knots 10 to 11 a.m. Sandy Bottom Nature Park, Hampton, VA. Learn to tie knots. $2.


Holiday Boat Parade of Lights 4 p.m. Alexandria Marina, VA. (Behind the Torpedo Factory.)


Lighted Boat Parade 7:15 p.m. Downtown Hampton, VA. Bring an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots, and you can ride on the Miss Hampton II. Reserve your spot by calling (757) 722-9102.


Lighted Boat Parade 7 to 9 p.m. Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown, VA. (757) 890-3500


Olde Tyme Christmas Broadway Square, Fells Point. Hosted by Fells Point Main Street.

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Oyster Feast 1 to 6 p.m. Watermen’s Museum, Yorktown, VA.

Tori Murden Becomes First Woman To Cross the Atlantic Ocean by Rowboat, 1999 She rowed 2962 nautical miles for 81 days!


“Judgment Night” of TV’s “The Twilight Zone” Series Features a Former U-Boat Commander Who Is Condemned To Relive His Past Forever as His Own Victim, 1959

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Prohibition Ends, 1933 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Full Moon Party  Boatyard Bar & Grill, Eastport.

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Christmas on Cockrell Creek Reedville Fishermen’s Museum, VA.


Marine Diesel Engines: Level II Annapolis School of Seamanship. (410) 263-8848


Maritime Christmas  Havre de Grace Maritime Museum, MD. (410) 939-4800


The Movie “Hook” Is Released, 1991 Jimmy Buffett plays a pirate who tries to steal Peter’s shoes.


Yikes! Here’s One Student’s Take on History: “Thomas Jefferson, a Virgin, and Benjamin Franklin were two singers of the Declaration of Independence. Franklin invented electricity by rubbing cats backwards and declared ’a horse divided against itself cannot stand.’ Franklin died in 1790 and is still dead.”

Clip-On Ties Are Invented, 1928 Hanukkah 


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New Year’s Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruise 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Baltimore. $159.90. (866) 312-2469

December Racing

Waterskiing Santa and His Helpers 1 p.m. National Harbor next to the Wilson Bridge in Maryland.

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Christmas Day National Whiners’ Day 

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New Year’s Eve Dance Party and “Rockfish Drop” 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Company, MD. (410) 639-7636


Frostbite Series Annapolis YC. The first two Sundays in December and then one more on New Year’s Day.


Gaboon Race Hampton YC. The only race of the year that rhymes with “spitoon.”



Total Eclipse of the Moon Visible from North America.

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n Friday, October 11, 39 schooners set off from Baltimore to sail miles down the Chesapeake to Portsmouth, VA, as part of the 22nd running of the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race (GCBSR). This year, the first schooner to cross Thimble Shoal (with an elapsed time of 23 hours and 36 minutes) was America 2.0 with Andrew Neuhauser at the helm in Class AA (127 nautical miles [nm]). The Schooner Woodwind, captained by Ken Kaye, won Class A (127 nm) honors. The Schooner Adventurer 65, with captain Mark Faulstick, and Avelinda, with captain Julia Cadeton, won first-place honors in the two 80-nm classes, Class B and Class C, respectively. Faulstick, who owns Adventurer 65, says, “The race was great. There not as much rain and good wind. It was a close haul; I guess we can’t always have a sleigh ride. We carried just the right sails, all working-lowers, with the Main-topsl, and Fisherman. When the wind filled in, we struck the Top and then the Fish. We were only over-canvased in the Lower Bay on Friday night, when the gusts over 30 knots pushed the seas up over the ebb. We smashed and bashed for the better part of three hours close-hauled, with a course of 175 degrees.” He adds, “We sailed the paint right off of her.” Second-place finishers included Lady Maryland with captain Michael Florentino (Class AA), Prom Queen

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10 Th

11 F

12 SA

13 Su

14 M

15 Tu

06:49 AM 11:34 AM 05:43 PM

0.4 1.1 0.2

12:27 AM 07:44 AM 12:37 PM 06:53 PM 01:27 AM 08:36 AM 01:43 PM 08:06 PM 02:23 AM 09:23 AM 02:48 PM 09:16 PM 03:14 AM 10:04 AM 03:50 PM 10:21 PM 03:00 AM 09:41 AM 03:46 PM 10:20 PM 03:42 AM 10:12 AM 04:35 PM 11:15 PM 04:22 AM 10:42 AM 05:19 PM

1.6 0.4 1.1 0.3 1.5 0.4 1.2 0.4 1.4 0.4 1.2 0.4 1.4 0.3 1.3 0.4 1.3 0.3 1.4 0.4 1.2 0.2 1.5 0.5 1.2 0.2 1.5

12:04 AM 05:01 AM 11:11 AM 05:58 PM 12:50 AM 05:39 AM 11:42 PM 06:33 PM 01:33 AM 06:19 AM 12:14 PM 07:06 PM 02:14 AM 06:59 AM 12:49 PM 07:40 PM 02:55 AM 07:40 AM 01:27 PM 08:16 PM 03:36 AM 08:23 AM 02:08 PM 08:55 PM 04:18 AM 09:09 AM 02:53 PM 09:38 PM

0.5 1.1 0.1 1.6 0.4 1.1 0.1 1.6 0.4 1.0 0.1 1.6 0.4 1.0 0.1 1.6 0.4 1.0 0.1 1.6 0.4 0.9 0.1 1.6 0.4 0.9 0.1 1.6

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

ChesApeAke BAy Bridge Tunnel

AnnApolis 16

05:01 AM 09:58 AM W 03:45 PM 10:26 PM AM 17 05:45 10:53 AM Th 04:46 PM 11:17 PM AM 18 06:29 11:51 AM F 05:56 PM

0.3 1.0 0.2 1.5 0.3 1.0 0.2 1.5 0.2 1.1 0.3


12:10 AM 07:12 AM SA 12:53 PM 07:15 PM AM 20 01:05 07:55 AM Su 01:55 PM 08:33 PM AM 21 02:00 08:39 AM M 02:56 PM 09:48 PM AM 22 02:55 09:23 AM Tu 03:54 PM 10:56 PM AM 23 03:50 10:08 AM W 04:50 PM 11:59 PM AM 24 04:44 10:55 AM Th 05:44 PM

1.4 0.2 1.2 0.3 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.3 1.2 0.0 1.5 0.3 1.1 -0.1 1.6 0.2 1.1 -0.2 1.7 0.2 1.0 -0.3 1.8

AM 25 12:57 05:38 AM

0.1 1.0 -0.3 1.8 0.1 0.9 -0.3 1.8 0.1 0.9 -0.2 1.7 0.1 0.9 -0.2 1.6 0.2 0.9 -0.1 1.5 0.2 0.9 0.0 1.3


26 SA

27 Su

28 M

29 Tu

30 Th

high –3:47 +3:11 –0:06 –2:14

low –3:50 +3:30 –0:10 –1:58

11:45 PM 06:36 PM 01:51 AM 06:32 AM 12:36 PM 07:28 PM 02:43 AM 07:26 AM 01:29 PM 08:20 PM 03:34 AM 08:20 AM 02:24 PM 09:12 PM 04:24 AM 09:15 AM 03:22 PM 10:03 PM 05:13 AM 10:12 AM 04:22 PM 10:54 PM

h. ht *1.18 *1.59 *0.82 *1.08

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l. ht *1.17 *1.59 *0.83 *1.08

spring range 1.5 1.9 1.1 1.4

1 04:38 AM AM Tu 09:59 04:16 PM 11:12 PM 2 05:35 AM AM W 11:08 05:18 PM

0.5 1.0 0.1 1.5 0.5 1.0 0.2

AM 3 12:08 06:29 AM Th 12:18 PM 06:22 PM 4 01:01 AM AM F 07:20 01:26 PM 07:26 PM AM 5 01:50 08:06 AM SA 02:28 PM 08:26 PM AM 6 01:34 07:48 AM Su 02:21 PM 08:21 PM AM 7 02:15 08:28 AM M 03:08 PM 09:12 PM 8 02:53 AM AM Tu 09:07 03:51 PM 09:58 PM AM 9 03:30 09:45 AM W 04:30 PM 10:41 PM AM 10 04:06 10:23 AM Th 05:09 PM 11:23 PM AM 11 04:42 11:00 AM F 05:47 PM

1.4 0.4 1.0 0.3 1.3 0.4 1.1 0.4 1.2 0.3 1.2 0.4 1.2 0.2 1.2 0.4 1.1 0.2 1.3 0.4 1.1 0.1 1.3 0.4 1.0 0.1 1.4 0.4 1.0 0.0 1.4 0.4 1.0 0.0 1.4


0.4 0.9 0.0 1.4 0.4 0.9 0.0 1.4 0.4 0.9 0.0 1.4 0.4 0.9 0.1 1.4

12:05 AM 05:18 AM SA 11:37 AM 06:25 PM AM 13 12:47 05:54 AM Su 12:15 PM 07:04 PM AM 14 01:30 06:33 AM M 12:54 PM 07:45 PM AM 15 02:15 07:18 AM Tu 01:38 PM 08:27 PM

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

AM 16 03:02 08:11 AM W 02:27 PM 09:12 PM AM 17 03:49 09:12 AM Th 03:24 PM 09:59 PM AM 18 04:37 10:19 AM F 04:28 PM 10:49 PM AM 19 05:26 11:28 AM SA 05:36 PM 11:40 PM AM 20 06:14 12:34 AM Su 06:44 PM

0.4 0.9 0.1 1.3 0.3 0.9 0.1 1.3 0.2 0.9 0.2 1.2 0.2 1.0 0.2 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.2

AM 21 12:33 07:03 AM

1.1 0.0 1.2 0.2 1.0 -0.1 1.4 0.2

AM 23 02:19 08:42 AM

0.9 -0.2 1.5 0.2 0.9 -0.3 1.5 0.2 0.9 -0.3 1.5 0.2 0.9 -0.3 1.5

M 01:37 PM 07:51 PM AM 22 01:26 07:52 AM Tu 02:37 PM 08:54 PM W 03:34 PM 09:53 PM AM 24 03:11 09:32 AM Th 04:28 PM 10:50 PM AM 25 04:03 10:23 AM F

26 SA

05:21 PM 11:43 PM 04:55 AM 11:14 AM 06:14 PM

12:36 AM 27 05:48 AM Su 12:07 PM 07:05 PM AM 28 01:27 06:42 AM M 01:00 PM 07:55 PM AM 29 02:17 07:40 AM Tu 01:54 PM 08:45 PM AM 30 03:07 08:40 AM Th 02:51 PM 09:33 PM

low +1:40 –1:15 –3:13 –3:47

h. ht *0.88 *1.12 *1.33 *1.37

0.2 0.8 -0.3 1.4 0.2 0.8 -0.2 1.4 0.2 0.8 -0.2 1.3 0.2 0.8 -0.1 1.1

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

AM 1 01:00 07:03 AM Tu 01:30 PM 08:02 PM AM 2 02:05 08:10 AM W 02:32 PM 09:03 PM AM 3 03:14 09:20 AM Th 03:37 PM 10:01 PM AM 4 04:20 10:26 AM F 04:37 PM 10:51 PM AM 5 05:16 11:24 AM SA 05:31 PM 11:36 PM AM 6 05:04 11:15 AM Su 05:17 PM 11:15 PM AM 7 05:46 11:59 AM M 05:58 PM 11:51 PM AM 8 06:23 12:38 PM Tu 06:36 PM

2.5 0.3 3.0 0.4 2.5 0.5 2.8 0.5 2.5 0.6 2.6 0.5 2.5 0.6 2.5 0.4 2.6 0.6 2.5 0.4 2.7 0.5 2.4 0.3 2.9 0.4 2.4 0.3 3.0 0.4 2.4

AM 16 05:01 11:25 AM

0.4 2.8 0.3 2.3 0.4 2.7 0.3

AM 18 12:52 06:59 AM

2.4 0.4 2.6 0.2 2.5 0.4 2.6 0.1 2.7 0.3 2.6 -0.1 3.0 0.1 2.6 -0.2 3.2 -0.1 2.6 -0.3 3.4 -0.2 2.7

AM 9 12:27 06:59 AM W 01:15 PM 07:12 PM AM 10 01:01 07:34 AM Th 01:50 PM 07:48 PM AM 11 01:37 08:08 AM F 02:25 PM 08:24 PM AM 12 02:13 08:44 AM SA 03:01 PM 09:01 PM AM 13 02:50 09:20 AM Su 03:38 PM 09:39 PM AM 14 03:30 09:58 AM M 04:18 PM 10:20 PM AM 15 04:13 10:39 AM Tu 05:02 PM 11:04 PM

0.2 3.0 0.3 2.4 0.2 3.1 0.3 2.4 0.2 3.1 0.3 2.4 0.2 3.0 0.3 2.4 0.3 3.0 0.3 2.3 0.3 2.9 0.3 2.3 0.3 2.9 0.3 2.3

AM 24 12:16 06:51 PM

-0.4 3.6 -0.3 2.7 -0.5 3.6 -0.3 2.7 -0.5 3.5 -0.3 2.6 -0.4 3.4 -0.2 2.6 -0.2 3.2 -0.1 2.5 0.0 3.0 0.0 2.4 0.1 2.7 0.1

DIFFERENCES onancock Creek stingray point hooper strait light lynnhaven inlet

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

W 05:51 PM 11:55 PM AM 17 05:57 12:15 PM Th 06:43 PM


01:11 PM 07:39 PM AM 19 01:54 08:06 AM SA 02:11 PM 08:36 PM AM 20 02:58 09:14 AM Su 03:14 PM 09:33 PM AM 21 04:01 10:19 AM M 04:18 PM 10:28 PM AM 22 05:00 11:20 AM Tu 05:19 PM 11:23 PM 05:57 AM 23 12:18 PM W 06:17 PM

Th 01:12 PM 07:12 PM AM 25 01:08 07:43 AM F 02:05 PM 08:05 PM AM 26 02:01 08:35 AM SA 02:57 PM 08:57 PM AM 27 02:53 09:25 AM Su 03:49 PM 09:49 PM AM 28 03:46 10:16 AM M 04:41 PM 10:42 PM AM 29 04:41 11:07 AM Tu 05:33 PM 11:36 PM 05:38 AM 30 11:58 AM Th 06:26 PM

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

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

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Tidal Current Tables

Baltimore Harbor Approach (Off Sandy Point) 1 Tu


slack Water Maximum Current 12:50AM 04:11AM -1.0 07:48AM 10:31AM +0.6 01:28pM 04:15pM -0.6 06:56pM 10:26pM +0.9 01:43AM 08:37AM 02:38pM 08:09pM


3 Th

05:05AM -1.0 11:30AM +0.7 05:24pM -0.6 11:29pM +0.8

02:37AM 06:00AM -0.9 09:25AM 12:29pM +0.7 03:45pM 06:34pM -0.6 09:27pM


5 Sa

01:37AM +0.6 04:28AM 07:46AM -0.8 10:55AM 02:16pM +0.9 05:41pM 08:41pM -0.7 11:53pM


12 Sa

13 Su

14 M

15 Tu

16 W

6 Su


01:37AM +0.5 04:21AM 07:35AM -0.7 10:36AM 02:04pM +1.0 05:30pM 08:35pM -0.8 11:56pM 02:32pM +0.5 05:11AM 08:21AM -0.7 11:15AM 02:47pM +1.0 06:14pM 09:24pM -0.9


17 Th

18 F

8 Tu

12:52AM 05:59AM 11:51pM 06:56pM

03:23AM +0.5 09:03AM -0.7 03:28pM +1.1 10:09pM -0.9

19 F

9 W

01:43AM 06:45AM 12:27pM 07:35pM

04:10AM +0.5 09:44AM -0.6 04:07pM +1.1 10:51pM -1.0

20 Sa

10 Th

02:32AM 07:29AM 01:01pM 08:13pM

04:55AM +0.5 10:23AM -0.6 04:45pM +1.1 11:32pM -1.0

12:13AM -1.0 04:03AM 06:23AM +0.4 08:56AM 11:42AM -0.5 02:11pM 06:01pM +1.1 09:31pM 12:54AM -1.0 04:46AM 07:06AM +0.4 09:41AM 12:23pM -0.5 02:50pM 06:41pM +1.0 10:11pM

slack Water Maximum Current 01:03AM +0.5 03:35AM 06:52AM -0.7 09:49AM 01:27pM +1.1 05:00pM 08:09pM -0.9 11:41pM

21 Sa

22 Su

23 M

01:36AM -1.0 05:29AM 07:51AM +0.4 10:29AM 01:08pM -0.4 03:34pM 07:24pM +1.0 10:52pM


02:18AM -0.9 06:09AM 08:36AM +0.4 11:21AM 01:58pM -0.4 04:24pM 08:10pM +0.9 11:34pM


03:01AM -0.9 06:46AM 09:23AM +0.5 12:18pM 02:55pM -0.4 05:24pM 09:01pM +0.8


12:19AM 07:22AM 01:17pM 06:34pM


01:05AM 07:57AM 02:17pM 07:53pM

03:45AM -0.8 10:11AM +0.5 03:57pM -0.4 09:58pM +0.7 04:30AM -0.8 11:00AM +0.7 05:03pM -0.5 10:58pM +0.6

01:53AM 05:17AM -0.8 08:32AM 11:49AM +0.8 03:14pM 06:09pM -0.6 09:14pM 12:01AM +0.5 02:44AM 06:04pM -0.7 09:09pM 12:38pM +0.9 04:08pM 07:11pM -0.7 10:31pM





28 Sa

29 Su

30 M

1 Tu

02:03AM +0.4 04:29AM 07:41AM -0.7 10:31AM 02:15pM +1.2 05:50pM 09:03pM -1.0


12:43pM 05:22AM 11:16pM 06:39pM

03:00AM +0.5 08:31AM -0.7 3:04pM +1.3 09:54pM -1.1


01:38AM 06:17AM 12:04pM 07:26pM

03:54AM +0.5 09:22AM -0.7 03:52pM +1.4 10:43pM -1.2


02:29AM 07:13AM 12:53pM 08:13pM

04:46AM +0.5 10:13AM -0.7 04:41pM +1.4 11:32pM -1.2

03:17AM 05:38AM +0.6 08:10AM 11:06AM -0.7 13:44pM 05:30pM +1.3 09:00pM 12:19AM -1.2 04:03AM 06:30AM +0.6 09:09pM 12:00pM -0.7 02:38pM 06:20pM +1.2 09:46pM 01:07AM -1.2 04:48AM 07:22AM +0.6 10:10AM 12:57pM -0.6 03:35pM 07:11pM +1.1 10:33pM 01:54AM -1.1 05:32AM 08:15AM +0.7 11:13AM 01:57pM -0.6 04:35pM 08:04pM +1.0 11:19pM 02:43AM -1.1 06:15AM 09:08AM +0.7 12:17pM 02:59pM -0.6 05:41pM 09:00pM +0.8




5 Sa

6 Su

7 M

8 Tu

9 W

10 Th

slack Water Maximum Current 12:51AM +0.8 03:53AM 07:37AM -1.3 10:39pM 01:15pM +0.9 04:43pM 08:23pM -1.2 11:36pM

slack Water Maximum Current 02:05AM -1.2 05:15AM 08:04AM +0.9 11:30AM 02:58pM -1.2 06:20pM 08:37pM +0.6 11:09pM




01:54AM +0.7 05:01AM 08:41AM -1.1 11:50AM 02:18pM +0.7 05:49pM 09:23pM -1.1


12:40AM 06:16AM 01:02pM 06:49pM

02:58AM +0.6 09:50AM -1.1 03:29pM +0.6 10:27pM -1.0


01:40AM 07:23AM 02:11pM 07:41pM

04:21AM +0.6 11:01AM -1.0 04:53pM +0.5 11:25pM -1.0


02:33AM 05:29AM +0.6 08:22AM 12:01pM -1.1 03:17pM 05:47pM +0.5 08:26pM


12:12AM -1.0 05:10AM +0.7 11:51AM -1.1 05:24pM +0.5 11:50pM -1.0


02:59AM 05:42AM +0.8 09:01AM 12:37pM -1.1 03:51pM 05:59pM +0.6 08:42pM


02:20AM 08:15AM 03:09pM 08:06pM

12:23AM -1.1 03:33AM 06:13AM +0.8 09:41AM 01:18pM -1.2 04:29pM 06:36pM +0.6 09:18pM 12:56AM -1.1 04:07AM 06:48AM +0.9 10:18AM 01:55pM -1.2 05:05pM 07:16pM +0.6 09:54pM 01:29AM -1.2 04:40AM 07:25AM +0.9 10:53AM 02:48pM -1.2 05:41pM 07:57pM +0.6 10:31pM

slack Water 01:11AM 07:23AM 02:03pM 07:10pM








18 F

19 F

20 Sa

02:41AM -1.2 05:51AM 08:41AM +0.9 12:07pM 03:30pM -1.2 07:00pM 09:15pM +0.6 11:57pM


03:18AM -1.2 06:31AM 09:17AM +0.9 12:46pM 04:06pM -1.1 07:42pM 09:53pM +0.5


12:26AM 07:13AM 01:24pM 08:25pM

03:58AM -1.2 09:54AM +0.8 04:50pM -1.1 10:33pM +0.5


01:06AM 07:59AM 02:02pM 09:10pM

04:44AM -1.1 10:35AM +0.8 05:41pM -1.0 11:20pM +0.4

01:49AM 05:39AM -1.0 08:47AM 11:22AM +0.7 02:41pM 06:33pM -1.0 09:58pM




25 W

26 Th

12:11AM +0.5 02:42AM 06:38AM -1.0 09:42AM 12:15pM +0.7 03:27pM 07:22pM -1.0 10:47pM


01:03AM +0.5 03:57AM 07:36AM -1.0 10:47AM 01:10pM +0.6 04:23pM 08:12pM -1.1 11:35pM


01:58AM +0.6 05:16AM 08:39AM -1.0 11:55AM 02:11pM +0.6 05:21pM 09:08pM -1.1 12:22AM 06:22AM 01:00pM 06:16pM

03:00AM +0.8 09:48AM -1.2 03:21pM +0.6 10:05pM -1.3



29 Su

30 M

02:01AM 08:20AM 03:00pM 08:07pM

Maximum Current 04:00AM +1.0 10:51AM -1.3 04:24pM +0.7 10:58pM -1.4 04:51AM +1.2 11:46AM -1.5 05:15pM +0.8 11:50pM -1.5

02:51AM 05:38AM +1.4 09:14AM 12:41pM -1.6 03:51pM 06:05pM +0.9 09:03pM 12:43AM -1.6 03:41AM 06:26AM +1.5 10:05AM 01:35pM -1.8 04:41pM 06:58pM +1.0 09:58pM 01:37AM -1.7 04:31AM 07:18AM +1.5 10:55AM 02:25pM -1.8 05:31pM 07:52pM +1.0 10:50pM 02:29AM -1.7 05:23AM 08:12AM +1.5 11:46AM 03:13pM -1.8 06:22pM 08:45pM +1.0 11:44pM 03:18AM -1.7 06:18AM 09:03AM +1.4 12:36pM 04:02pM -1.7 07:16pM 09:36pM +1.0 12:39AM 07:14AM 01:26pM 08:09pM

04:09AM -1.5 09:55AM +1.3 04:54pM -1.5 10:28pM +0.9

01:32AM 08:12AM 02:15pM 09:04pM

05:06AM -1.4 10:49AM +1.1 05:53pM -1.4 11:25pM +0.8

02:28AM 06:10AM -1.2 09:12AM 11:47AM +0.9 03:04pM 06:49pM -1.2 10:01pM

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

Time Differences Min. before Flood


Min. before ebb

Speed Ratios


































Corrections Applied to Batlimore Harbor Approach

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

Time Differences Min. before Flood +0:29

Speed Ratios


Min. before ebb

































Corrections Applied to Chesapeake Bay Entrance

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november 2011 Currents

12:34AM +0.7 03:33AM 06:54AM -0.8 10:12AM 01:25pM +0.8 04:47pM 07:41pM -0.6 10:43pM


slack Water Maximum Current 03:18AM 05:39AM +0.5 08:13AM 11:02AM -0.5 01:36pM 05:22pM +1.1 08:52pM


Chesapeake Bay Entrance

Where We Sail

by Steve Gibb

S evern Riverkeeper F r e d K e l l y


red Kelly grew up fishing for yellow perch in Sherwood Forest and vows to bring the struggling species back for his grandchildren to enjoy. Each spring, he and his associates trawl for perch fry at the headwaters of the Severn River. Unfortunately, the young are not surviving to adulthood, and the fishery is almost totally gone. Yellow perch is one of several indicators of the declining health of the Severn. Kelly can be seen sailing his Catalina 320 Bluebird and motoring on his Mako 21. The Mako with “Severn Riverkeeper” emblazoned on its sides is used for monitoring the river, checking water quality, and generally watching over the restoration of the river. To accomplish this, Kelly is focused on three primary goals: reducing stormwater runoff, reducing nitrogen from septic systems, and promoting “living” shorelines instead of hardened rocky ones. “Stormwater is the monster,” says Kelly, who is working with developers to ensure that the best infiltration systems are installed in all new developments.

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He is also spearheading restoration projects that stop the flow of polluted stormwater from existing developments. Uncontrolled stormwater carries damaging amounts of nitrogen, phosphorous, and sediment into the river. Anne Arundel County and the state of Maryland have approved these new infiltration systems, which reduce stormwater discharges by 90 percent. The Severn Riverkeeper has an excellent track record of obtaining grants for restoration projects. He has worked with numerous communities along the Severn, including Epping Forest, the Downs, Old Severna Park, Sherwood Forest, and Saefern. Kelly, who is known to sometimes use salty language to describe those who are damaging “his” river, emphasizes that the stormwater piece of his advocacy work is the lynchpin of addressing what ails the Severn. “We generate the SevernStat Report for the Governor each year on the health of the river and are not shy about what is blocking progress,” he says. He reserves just a little scorn for those who approved Highways 32 and 97 at the headwaters of the Severn and encouraged this reporter to contact the “head guy” with the highway department and seek an explanation to print in this column. On the nitrogen from septic systems, the Riverkeeper is being aided by recent state efforts to constrain septic discharges. Across the Maryland portion of the Chesapeake, the Bay Restoration Fee (aka the “flush tax” of $7.50 a month) is collected to upgrade wastewater treatment plants, upgrade septic systems, and assist farmers with cover crops.

For living shorelines, in 2008, a Maryland law by that name outlawed hardened shorelines, unless applicants can demonstrate that they lie within high-intensity wave areas (i.e., directly face the southeast weather coming off the ocean and the Southern Bay). This measure is key to restoring ecological balance in the Bay. Kelly grew up sailing with his parents and fondly remembers lobster dinners with the Sailing Club of the Chesapeake. He bought a home in Epping Forest when he started his career as an environmental attorney. In the early 1970s, his victory in the landmark “Douglas Point Nuclear Power Plant Case” is celebrated as one of the most important environmental cases in protecting an important Bay resource. The decision saved the most important striped bass spawning area on the entire East Coast. Maryland eventually bought the property on the Potomac River. This was key to the striped bass fishery, since spawning areas were being destroyed by power plants in the state of New York. Kelly’s advocacy along with a five-year moratorium enabled the striped bass population to rebound. But Kelly keeps returning to why yellow perch can’t seem to grow to adulthood in the Severn and is determined to give his grandchildren the same opportunity he had to fish for them. “Fishing for yellow perch was made illegal about eight years ago, and my goal is to bring them back as the abundant fishery they once were,” Kelly says. To learn more, visit

by Fred Miller

Chesapeake Rambler

Leftover Bowl It’s All in Fun


hey say a tradition is born the minAnd in that vein, the very nature of the when the clubhouse was but a postage ute somebody decides it was such prizes says, “Let’s not take any of this too stamp-sized rental on the top floor of the a good idea the first time that it’d seriously.” Annapolis City Marina, near the Carrol’s be worth doing again about this time next Yes, most of the awards are comprised Creek restaurant. Storage space was at a year. Take for instance our observation of of stuff that didn’t end up where it was premium. There was no place to put RC Thanksgiving. There aren’t enough good originally intended. A Cal 25 owner might equipment, much less the unclaimed stuff reasons not to load up on tryptophans with come away with a trophy built, budgeted, that seemingly nobody wanted. This would all the fixins, in the presence of willing and labeled for a mid-summer Farr 40 be the season’s final race event, for those co-conspirators. Or, consider yet another event. And with recent like-minded conwho’d delayed putting the boat away for tradition around these parts that occurs tributions from CBYRA, there are always the winter. It just evolved. each year within a day or two after Turkey more trophies available than there are Oh, did we mention that this is a day. At the Eastport YC (EYC), it’s a boats entered. In addition to conventional costume event, for those of that, ahm, race called the Leftover Bowl, and by trophies, mugs, cups, ewers, and persuasion? And there are many, be asappearances, it’s anything but sured. Which is where the trophy traditional. for the Best Dressed Crew comes EYC commodore Rick in, that aforementioned Golden Jackson explains it simply: Boatshoes award. “Right after Thanksgiving, we Most memorable event take all the unclaimed troduring a Leftover Bowl? EYC phies from the prior year and member Mike Henderson, who give them as prizes to every in the early days campaigned boat that shows up.” So, Insipid, recalls an unusually everybody gets something. warm November day in 1992 By this time of year, the or 1993. “We were all in seriousness of competishorts, and I had brought tion, the exclusivity of beanies with propellers for serious victory, has long each of the crew. We’d since been wrung from set the course, and I was the fleet. Understand charging up the middle, now, this is late Nowhen suddenly we were vember we’re passed by this “Short of frostbiters—a separate species and behavioral talkin’. Short of chopper, flying pathology altogether—if sailors are willing to brave the post-holiday just a few feet off frostbiters—a separate species the deck, with a elements, they and their crew really want to be out there....” and behavioral big movie camera pathology altogether—if sailors are willing two-handled goblets, over the years the hanging out of it. We were sure we’d be to brave the post-holiday elements, they race committee (RC) has developed its in the frame, whatever it was.” Turns out, and their crew really want to be out there own special repeatable hardware. These are they were shooting Tom Clancy’s movie and should be suitably rewarded. With intended as perpetual trophies, namely the “Clear and Present Danger” at the Naval leftovers. Rubber Chicken award, given to the lastAcademy. The beanies with their spin“This race is run not unlike one of the place finisher and what are affectionately ning props and the shorts in November club’s Friday night Beer Can events,” adds referred to as the Golden Boatshoes—a predictably ended up on the cutting room Jackson. A reasonable PHRF course is set pair of nasty, blown-out dock shoes, spray- floor. But not the Best Dressed Crew. They up around government marks, starting and painted gold and nailed to a chip. celebrated long into the fading afternoon ending just off the club at Sycamore Point The origins of this event reflect a warmth. on the Eastport peninsula. Remember that sardonic self-deprecating humor, comThe Leftover Bowl this year takes place on this was conceived as a fun race. The stuff bined with a sense of the pragmatic. It Saturday, November 26, at 13:00. that counts happens earlier in the season. was started in the early days of EYC, Follow us!

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Southern by Ruth Christie


Ferries: Connecting the Past and Present

everal free, year-round ferries work vately owned ferry could carry 16 Model-T taking Route 31 toward Scotland Wharf.” their butts off on the Southern Bay. Fords. In 1945, the Commonwealth of Howder adds, “After boarding the Let’s focus on the Jamestown Ferry, Virginia acquired the ferry, and VDOT as- ferry, I peered across the wide expanse of because of its rich history. The ferry is sumed operations. The Captain John Smith tidal water toward my destination at Glass well known to locals and others, including was retired in the early 1950s. For about House Point on the opposite bank, a low country singer Tanya Tucker, who had a 50 years, its deckhouse served as a private green bar on the horizon. The ferry filled 1972 top-10 hit single by the same name. waterside cottage near Portsmouth, VA, quickly with cars, trucks, and motorcycles Like a line from the movie “Doc on five narrow lanes, Hollywood,” the homepacked bow to stern, spun website that carries inches to spare. In the the ferry’s schedule wide expanse of the says, “There is no ferry James River, Jamestown service during inclement Island drew closer into weather, or during the view. I could begin to ferry operator’s mid-day make out the buildings lunch break. The ferry and ruins that dotted does not take reservathe island park, and tions, nor are they later passed replicas of necessary.” Christopher Newport’s Twenty-four hours a famous ships, Susan day, seven days a week, Constant, Godspeed, and the ferry carries Route Discovery, moored 31 traffic over the water dockside as tourist from Glass House Point attractions.” When you at the Jamestown Settleset sail on the Jamesment (2110 Jamestown town Ferry, it’s easy to n Ferry’s Scotland Neck ##Chris Bonney captured this stunning fall photo of the Jamestow Road) to the Surry side imagine what the first .com. visit christopherbonney Landing. Thanks for sharing, Chris. To see more of his works, at Scotland Wharf (16289 colonists saw as they Rolfe Highway). A oneuntil 2003, when it was removed and traveled on the same river 400 years ago. way trip takes about 15-20 minutes. Note donated to a local preservation group. The ride gives you a unique view of the that the Peanut, Pork, and Pine Festival Today, the Jamestown Ferry fleet inland and connects you to interesting sites and Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New cludes the 70-car Pocahontas (1995), 50-car on both sides of the James River, includYear’s days have condensed schedules. Williamsburg (1983), 50-car Surry (1979), ing Bacon’s Castle, Chippokes Plantation One local says, “Homes and farm fields and 28-car Virginia (1936). The fleet trans- and State Park, Historic Jamestown, and line the roads like checkerboard squares… ports about 936,000 cars, busses, trucks, Smith’s Fort. golden grain, green corn, golden grain, bicycles, and motorcycles annually as part Howder says, “Later, we passed the green corn. People tending their yards or of Virginia’s only 24-hour state-run ferry. Pocahontas heading in the opposite direcwalking beside the road wave in greeting, And, a new ferry boat is slotted to begin tion back toward Scotland Wharf. It whether they know you or not. Most of being designed and built in 2013. plowed through calm water with flags the roads are still country lanes. Although Tom Howder ( says, furled and passengers standing on the paved, they still snake under canopies of “I wanted to avoid heavy traffic on Interdeck in the bright light of an early autumn trees, narrowing as they near the fields, state 64 during my drive to Williamsburg, afternoon. Visions of plantations, tobacco, rivers, and creeks that wrinkle the Neck. VA, electing instead to hug the James history, and legend filled my head as I That’s where the ferries come in.” River’s rural southern bank. I wandered stood on deck, peering through 400 years Captain Albert Jester made the first empty winding ribbons of rolling terrain, of European influence, a soft wind blowing automobile ferry crossing of the James woodlands, plantations, and fields of cotthrough the air. All of this would have River with the 60-foot ferry boat Captain ton ready to be plucked. I cut north from been lost if I’d chosen to hurl down John Smith on February 26, 1925. That pri- Route 10 through the small town of Surry, Interstate highway instead.” 34 November 2011 SpinSheet

Fog Doesn’t Faze Oyster Boys Fans E

Story and photos by Jean Korten Moser Oyster Boy compositions like “Good Hat, Good Dog, Good Boat,” “Deck Shoe Sea Chantey,” “Reef Down Day,” and “Cruzan Rum.” The fog hit as soon as we entered the Chester River. I ran below to flip on the radar only to get an error message. I reset the unit, fiddled with it, and turned it off and on, but it still wouldn’t transmit. About ready to give up trying to negotiate the tricky channel and take the outside route, adding two hours to our trip, we saw a southbound Bristol 41.1 emerge from the haze. It was one of a half dozen boats from our sailing club heading to the concert. We quickly fell in behind it and safely negotiated the notoriously shoaling channel on a falling tide. By noon, we were rafted with our friends in Shaw Bay. Surveying the filling anchorage, we looked for the boat the band had performed on previously, but it wasn’t there. Spying trombonist Andy Fegley’s distinctive trawler, we dinghied over to ask him if the concert was going to be on Yes. It was. Where would be the best place to watch the concert? Our friends ating debated that question for tes near the flo ga re ng co r ies ste Oy ##A sea of dingh Them Eastpor t in Shaw Bay as ncer t. the next hour. At one Co n e-I uis Cr concer t stage y Ba

nveloped in thick fog, with an occasional cormorant appearing out of the pervasive mist, we might have been cruising Maine’s Penobscot Bay. But transiting the skinny water in Kent Narrows, there was no doubt that we were in the Chesapeake Bay. It was the weekend after Labor Day, and we were among approximately 50 boatloads of fans, who despite fog worthy of the Pine Tree State, headed to Shaw Bay, off the Wye River, for Them Eastport Oyster Boys’ Shaw Bay Cruise-In Concert. As much a rite of autumn as falling leaves, people and their pets come by dinghy, rowboat, kayak, sailboat, and powerboat to the free annual event to hear original

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point, it looked like gathering on the first of our two rafts would give us front-row seats. Then the wind shifted, and it looked like the second raft of boats was the place to be. By the time the concert got underway at 4:30 p.m., we had piled into our dinghies and joined the sea of small boats off the stern of the floating concert stage. There we alternately listened and sang along, and some of us even danced. Two hours and a lot of hors d’oeuvres later, it was over for another year. With low tide at midday and afternoon storms in the forecast, we got underway early the next morning. As we cautiously maneuvered the boat out of the anchorage, where neighboring vessels were scarcely visible in the pea soup fog, the catchy tunes from the concert the night before lingered in my memory. I popped an Oyster Boys CD in the stereo and sang along as we headed north: A good hat, a good dog, a good boat were Willie’s parting words. That’s all he wrote. Said you boys you listen to me all you need is just these three: a good hat, a good dog, a good boat. About the Author: Jean Korten Moser is a journalist and USCG-licensed boat captain who sails out of Rock Hall on a Caliber 38. E-mail her at

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Sunshine Steals the Show


fter the rainiest September anyone in Annapolis can remember, we were all gawking at the Columbus Day Weekend weather reports, with five sunshine icons in a row, and wondering if it would really transpire. It did indeed. The U.S. Sailboat Show, October 6-10, unfolded under cloudless blue skies and in blinding sunshine with temperatures in the mid-70s every day. Thousands of show attendees walked through the gates to board the latest boat models; find helpful gadgets; update their high tech systems; give in and buy new foul weather gear, shoes, or sunglasses; ask experts about all aspects of sailing from anchor lights to engine zinc; or even just to dream or buy a boat hook. Among the interactive attractions at the show were exceptionally well-attended and thorough seminars by Cruising World and Chesapeake Bay Magazines and Annapolis School of Seamanship—including a Start Sailing Now Panel Discussion moderated by SpinSheet editor Molly Winans. Annapolis Yacht Sales showed off its Beneteau Oceanis 450’s impressive sail drive capabilities by spinning her at a tight dock space twice a day to wow a crowd. Annapolis Performance Sailing offered dinghy rides for kids off the dock right next to Annapolis Community Boating, whose volunteers offered free kayak and canoe rides as well as a place for weary show-goers to rest. Serious racers gathered at the Harken booth to have a turn at the big grinder and win the competition. The U.S. Sailboat Show’s popular Take the Wheel workshop was sold out well before show time and offered attendees a chance to attend morning seminars, get out on the water in the afternoons, as well as socialize with new sailing friends and win prizes. At the SpinSheet booth, we gave out thousands of copies of SpinSheet, Start Sailing Now, the PortBook, popcorn, stickers, signature anchor tattoos, and a boatload of restaurant advice. We’ve heard reports of sailboats selling at the show, but when asked point-blank what boats sold, the smartest yacht brokers we know said, “Ask me in a few months.” For them, the real work begins now. 36 June 2010 SpinSheet

##Some displays, such as this one by Yale Cordage, appeal to sailors and engineers. Photo by Mark Talbott

##It doesn’t have to have a sail on it to be part of the sailing lifestyle. Photo by Mark Talbott

##Several local restaurants offered SpinSheet specials to readers all weekend long at the U.S. Sailboat Show. Photo by Mark Talbott

##There was fun for all ages at the SpinSheet booth.

##Those of us who camp out in cramped spaces on a slant have a thing for multihull cabins. Photo by Al Schreitmueller

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Winter Section Parade of Lights  Sailing in Winter  Winterize  Holiday Gift Guide  Charters

A Labor of Love by Carrie Gentile


hose of us who join in the Eastport YC (EYC) Lights Parade say it’s an excuse to extend the boating season as long as we can. We must have the proclivity to expend weeks, even months to plan, and buy thousands of lights, decorations, and extra fuel to join in on the luminescent fun. I live aboard at an Annapolis marina, and I’ve had to modify my Christmas traditions. Sure, I have a tree, hang a few stockings, and bake unevenly cooked sugar cookies with burned bottoms. (Boat ovens are notoriously finicky.) But, my tree is small and scrawny; I can’t store wrapped presents underneath. I also can’t invite all my friends and family over at one time for a holiday party. What I can do though is decorate our other boat, a 25-foot sailboat, and join in on the lights parade. For the past three years, friends from upstate New York have traveled down here for the event. We franticly finish stringing lights that afternoon by enlisting our neighbors. It’s become an event at the marina. Fellow livaboard Julianne Fettus wakes up at dawn to begin boiling fatback for the 10 gallons of her family’s recipe for Brunswick stew to keep us all fueled. Other boat neighbors grill oysters with garlic and herbs and bring a case of champagne to share. I contribute a crock pot of hot-spiced rum. We all put on our fingerless gloves (much easier to operate zip ties), hats, and fleece to finish up our displays. So, instead of missing out on holiday traditions, we’ve managed to create a new one with marina friends and old friends—all while we pay a floating homage to Snoopy. The hardest part of the EYC Parade

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is not braving the cold or spending many November evenings stringing lights. Creating a design that is new, exciting, and well, creative is the challenge. And to be honest, I think we failed the first three years at delivering an appealing motif. Last year’s design was the best we’ve done thus far, and the crowd’s enthusiastic reaction was confirmation that we were on the right track. The first few years, we built a doghouse and Snoopy out of two-by-fours and plywood and strung as many gaudy lights on the doghouse’s exterior as we could. Suffice to say, we were outshone by another entry with a 30-foot Snoopy that looked as if Charles Schultz himself had drawn it. I felt patently inadequate. So, back to the drawing board. The next year, our idea was born around a campfire at the marina, fueled by rum. We drew an impressive sketch that involved a lighting switcher called a Light O’Rama and a complicated changing scene made from lights. It was too busy. It didn’t translate well, so we abandoned the idea for the next year. Last October, I decided we needed a simple, elegant, and well-lit idea. I created a 12-foot blue heron from rope lighting, chicken wire, and two-by-fours, and decorated the hull and rigging in simple white lights. Perfect. Julianne and her husband Rob began playing around with paper mache in September, trying to build a 10-foot female leg with fishnet stockings, topped off with a lampshade. “The crowd won’t get it,” Rob told his wife Julianne. “We need more than just the leg lamp.”

Julianne had spent every dry day in September building, molding, and painting the leg as seen in the classic holiday movie “A Christmas Story.” She fought chicken wire and bad weather to create the leg that looked like it belonged to a hooker, but it eventually caved in under its own weight. She hollowed it out, repaired it, but it still took eight of us to hoist it vertically onto the stern of their 42-foot Tollycraft Windarra. Julianne guestimates they purchased about 10,000 to 12,000 lights. She made four lighted signs for the boat, each with sayings popularized by the movie—“You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out,” “I Triple Dog Dare You,” and “It’s Fragile!” They also purchased an adult sized bunny suit from,

just like the one little Ralphie’s Aunt Clara made him for Christmas. “Most people have a garage or workspace to do this. We’re at the whim of the weather, so it can be challenging,” says Rob. Unfortunately, Rob was right. The judges didn’t understand their theme. Perhaps the movie wasn’t popular with their generation. Or perhaps part of the confusion lies with the fact that they ran out of fuel, and the lights went out while they approached the judges’ station. So, the next year they added more—more lights and more displays from the movie, and they won Commodore’s Choice. “It’s such a fun event, even if it is a lot of work. But really all you need to do is string some lights on your boat and go have fun. You won’t win a prize, but you’ll have fun!” says Rob. “It’s intimidating, competing against some really spectacular boats, but it doesn’t need to be. All you need to do is get out there with some lights on the boat,” echoes Julianne. For me, it’s a labor of love and has grown to be an integral part of the holidays. Follow us!

Tips for a Fun Boat Parade:

• Use a simple design, executed wel l, and use lots of lights. • Take advantage of post-season sale s on lights. • Use LEDs over traditional incande scents. They cost more but they are prettier and use a lot less electricity. • Use a portable generator and brin g enough fuel. • Only invite friends to join you in the parade who won’t complain the entire time about the cold. • Buy many more zip ties than you think you’ll use. Same goes for lights. • Test the display before the night of the parade. Something always goes awry. • Enlist your friends and family to help make the decorating an event. • Make sure lights and display don’t block visibility for the skipper. • Give your boat the 50-yard test befo re the parade to see how it looks from afar .

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Winter Section Parade of Lights  Sailing in Winter  Winterize  Holiday Gift Guide  Charters

Safe Sailing T


he early arrival of prolonged cold weather that descended on the Upper Bay ended the sailing season for me in late December. At the time, I didn’t think I would be icebound in the slip for more than a few days, but by mid-January, it didn’t look like I’d be out sailing any time soon. I knew there was open water out in the Bay, but I just couldn’t get there, which left me pondering just why some of us prefer the biting chill discomfort of December to March over the steamy wet blanket days of

by Steve Allan

“off season” should be taken seriously. If singlehandedly sailing, special precautions are necessary. Winter sailing is inherently dangerous. Falling off a singlehanded boat this time of year isn’t something that is likely to end well. According to studies done in Alaska and Canada, water colder than 59 degrees Fahrenheit is more than our bodies can stand for even a short period of time. When the temperature is in the 30s and 40s, hypothermia sets in in minutes, not hours, if the initial shock of the immer-

##Photo by Bob DeYoung

August. For me, the beauty, solitude, and silence of the Bay without jet skis, thunder boats, and crab pots in winter are the real joys of sailboat ownership, in stark contrast to the often chaotic waterborne NASCAR free-for-all tempest of a midsummer weekend that turns Middle River into a washing machine. As any frostbiter knows, winter racing is exhilarating, but the special hazards associated with venturing out during the 40 November 2011 SpinSheet

sion doesn’t kill you first. Cold water shock could ensue upon full immersion, which triggers a gasping reflex that fills the lungs in a few seconds. Nine U.S. Marines, trained in water survival, drowned that way in 36 degree water in the Potomac River 20 years ago, less than 100 yards from shore. I was skeptical of the 59-degree threshold, so I did a little experiment with a cooler and a thermometer. I started off simulating a nice temperature for swim-

ming, around 85 degrees. Then I gradually added cold water, checking the temperature, and sticking my hand in to measure endurance. Below 75 degrees, discomfort began to set in, and below 60—well, it was darned unpleasant, where I couldn’t stand it for more than 30 seconds. Try and imagine the same experiment fully immersed in a bathtub, or worse—falling off your boat with Bay temperatures in the 30s. I started out singlehanding out of necessity, but now it’s become a preference. My sailing friends are always on me for not having a roller furling headsail or lines led aft, but this is what I have and what I prefer at the moment. I’m not about to admit that singlehanding is preferable in these conditions, but coercing friends, family, and coworkers to sign on for a freezie sail hasn’t panned out. With no one else aboard, staying on the boat and out of the water is my number one concern. I’m not so much worried about getting knocked down, but slipping off the deck over, under, or through the lifelines isn’t out of the realm of possibility. That is why a harness and tether while the boat is heeling and for any trip to the mast or the foredeck are absolute musts. Jacklines of one-inch nylon webbing are rigged from the cockpit to the foredeck, giving me a continuous tether point both port and starboard, fore and aft. (Jacklines shouldn’t be positioned so there is danger of being dragged overboard). I wear a standard PFD in winter at all times above decks, and I try to remember to move about slowly and methodically. In addition to all the standard required safety gear, I have a VHF radio, a WHAM handheld in the cockpit, a GPS, a compass and paper charts, and a LifeSling II system rigged and ready on the stern rail with warps trailed astern with the ladder down in any kind of sea. If the jackline system

the weather. It’s lonely out there, so if Lastly, it’s important to stay warm, fails, there’s a shred of a chance to at least you get into trouble, you’re likely on your fed, and hydrated. A good base layer, grab a warp. Or not. followed by successive layers of polyester If staying on the boat is paramount, own for awhile. Reef sooner than later, fleece do the trick for me, topped by ocean then being prepared for stranding is second and don’t challenge yourself in 25 knots of grade foulies and a snug fitting polyester wind as you might in the summer. Ice is on the list. One never knows, even during windstopper under a knit watch cap. Lined another matter. Freezing spray will stiffen a three-hour daysail, if creek ice will shift halyards on contact and coat your face sea boots and an assortment of gloves for with the wind clocking around to a new different uses to keep your hands warm quarter and block your return to the creek. like a salty freezie pop, not to mention the are critical. Water, a You may run aground thermos of coffee, Hot unexpectedly if the tide is lower than normal, which “For me, the beauty, solitude, and silence of the Pockets, and cereal bars be at hand. is often the case in the Bay without jet skis, thunder boats, and crab pots should Why do we do this winter months. The Bay in winter are the real joys of sailboat ownership…” again? Because we love is a beautiful but lonely it. Sailing on the Bay in place in winter, so it helps winter can be a magical, to have a plan to wait for most rewarding experience. It is the beautideck. Ski goggles if you have them or plain a rising tide or favorable wind. That means ful silence that you will revel in most, along old safety glasses will help immensely. keeping warm, fed, and watered in a safe with a healthy respect for the danger that As for ice on the water, don’t try and anchorage. I ship a seabag full of layered awaits the unfortunate soul who slips off clothing, sea boots, heavy socks, helmspound your way through it. the deck to an icy demise. I’ve been told that a quarter man’s gloves, a knit toque, balaclava, scarf, inch thick sheet of ice can slice thermal underwear, and lined deck shoes. I About the Author: Steve Allan sails through a quarter inch of fibercarry blankets, a sleeping bag, and a pillow his Laguna 26, Annie’s Rose, out of glass hull like a can opener. This in addition to stove fuel, a couple of cans Frog Mortar Creek in Baltimore sounds rather incredible, but I of soup, breakfast bars, coffee, a can of County. wouldn’t want to try it and find peanuts to munch on, and plenty of water. out the hard way. The third thing is paying attention to

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Winter Section Parade of Lights  Sailing in Winter  Winterize  Holiday Gift Guide  Charters

Winterization Tips

From the Pros

by Carrie Gentile


he last few cold, snowy, icy winters here in the mid-Atlantic have been gentle reminders that we need to take winterizing our boats seriously. Freezing temperatures, moisture, and stagnant water can damage boat systems that would have been avoided with proper decommissioning. It’s also noteworthy to mention that most boats that sink do so at the dock from neglect, rather than at sea in a gale. The first step is to get a winterizing checklist that categorizes all the areas that should be winterized or inspected. Many local full-service yards have a comprehensive list, including protecting the engines, heads, rigging, and water systems. Or, there are online resources, such as, where you can follow a decommissioning checklist to ensure every system is prepped to endure months of idleness and harsh weather. A few local marine professionals offered up some tips and nuggets of wisdom on proper care and what not to do with your boat for the off season.

Haul It

Wrap It Up

Let Her Breathe

Erik Lostrom, owner of Scandia Marine Services on Kent Island, recommends hauling the boat for the season rather than keeping her in the slip. You will avoid ice forming around the hull and ensure the lines don’t break in the high northern winds. He also says the break will allow the fiberglass to dry out and lessen the chance of nasty blisters forming over time. These blisters, the fiberglass equivalent of rot, occur on many boats when water soaks into the laminate below the waterline. Although storing ashore can be the more expensive option in the short-term, boat bottom repairs are pricey, too, and could eat into your sailing season. Lastly, if you do decide to keep your boat in the slip, make sure you check with your insurance company to ensure they cover in-water storage.  

Or, cover it up. Make sure your boat is properly covered to keep the snow and weather out and keep her protected from UV rays, but also make sure there is proper ventilation inside. Lostrom says shrink wrap works well at keeping your boat dry, but custom covers are a good option, too. “Don’t use tarps to store your boat in the winter. Wind gets underneath and causes them to flap around,” says Lostrom. He also says tarps can degrade in the winter sun. “Owners are at home while the tarps are flopping around in 40-knot breezes,” says Brian Hall of Old Bay Marina in Baltimore. “We make bets on how long the tarps last.”

Avoid creating a greenhouse effect down below by making sure your boat is adequately ventilated for the winter. Otherwise, condensation and mildew can take hold. Make sure there are adequate vents in your shrink wrap to keep air circulating.

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Hit the Bottle

It may sound unconventional, but many boats use vodka in lieu of anti-freeze to winterize the onboard freshwater systems. “Many boaters complain about the anti-freeze residue left from winterizing. A trick is to use cheap vodka instead—it kills bacteria and doesn’t leave a chemical taste,” says Lostrom. A couple of cases should suffice, depending on the size of the boat’s water system.

Keep Her Warm You can stave off moisture in the interior and help keep the engine room warm and the bilge water from freezing with a heater, but purchase a marine-safe heater. Lostrom says he’s known of many boats that burn because the household heater(s), including ceramic heaters, tip over and ignite the boat. BoatU.S. marine insurance claim files confirm the assessment that the leading causes of winter vessel fires are unattended portable heaters and overtaxed electrical systems. Unattended heaters are easily tipped over by wave movement and other forces. Boat-safe heaters can be purchased at most marine stores.

Don’t Delay The pros I spoke with say one good deep freeze can wreak havoc on an unwinterized boat. Without attention, moisture and acid sit unabated and can result in a cracked engine block. Be sure to replace all water with antifreeze before it freezes.

• Keep Bilge Dry • Winterize Freshwater System and Head • Clean Up Cabin and Remove Cushions • Check or Remove Sails

the Seacocks

• Wash Bottom

Lostrom says to make sure that through-hulls are winterized by closing seacocks and disconnecting the hoses to get rid of any residual water. If any trapped water freezes, it can cause the valves to malfunction and could lead to your boat sinking.

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Family-Friendly Sailing Gift Ideas

by Tracy Leonard

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He’s making a list, he’s checking it twice, of gifts that will make family cruising really nice…


hile Santa has been known to put foul weather gear, kayaks, or dinghies on his list, he’s got a few other gift ideas to pass along that are easier to get down the chimney, are just as much fun, and won’t threaten a shutdown of the household budget (most cost under $50).

A new twist on a gift basket is a bucket filled with a net and several spools of clothesline anchored with fishing weights on one end. When crabbing season rolls around, tie a piece of chicken on the weighted end of the line, secure the other end to the boat, toss in the chicken, and get ready to net some crabs. Collapsible traps and crab pots make great gifts, too.

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Whether they have short handles or long, mesh nets or metal, the Sanderson family recommends nets for providing hours of entertainment. When out cruising their Beneteau Oceanis 350 Son Kissed, their boys like to catch shrimp, crabs, and fish and study them for a while before returning them to the water.

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Fishing poles hold a similar allure to crabbing gear: kids love pulling animals out of the water. Two years ago, my son’s grandparents gave him a fishing pole and a tackle box with hooks, corks, and lures. He enjoys casting, and sometimes he even

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A good quality magnifying glass lets kids explore up close all the goodies they’ve hauled in from the water. Over the years, bugs, crab shells, oyster shells, and fossils have found themselves subjected to such scrutiny in our cockpit.

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Crayons, watercolors, and heavy paper offer creative entertainment at any time of day. Our kids have painted the anchorage up on deck and colored imaginary scenes down below. One year, we received The Usborne Books of Art Ideas, which we have used to create many works of art on our weekend cruises.


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other activities can be found on NOAA’s ocean service education site at The Sandersons keep copies of Finding Birds in the Chesapeake Marsh: A Child’s First Look by Zora Aiken and Chesapeake Bay Walk and Awesome Chesapeake: A Kid’s Guide to the Bay by David Owen Bell on their boat. We carry a copy of Robin Lee Graham’s The Boy Who Sailed Around the World Alone onboard.

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With the space constraints inherent in most boats, having enough cups and keeping straight whose is whose can be a challenge. When the Sandersons started cruising, the adults had “happy cups” for anything from morning orange juice to afternoon cocktails. Soon after, their boys received their own “happy cups” as stocking stuffers. We were given Tervis Tumblers personalized with our boat name. They hold hot and cold beverages. Each is a different color, and we never lose cups when we get together with friends for raft-ups.

Some Neat iPad Apps While we make a point of getting away from electronic diversions when we’re out on the boat, there are some neat digital applications that have proven fun and educational for our family. We downloaded a stargazing app that lets us point the iPad at a star in the sky and identify it. Several of these apps cost $3 or less, including Stargazer, Sky Walk, Sky Safari Lite, and Sky View. For slightly more, chart plotters such as Charts & Tides, Marine Charts, and iNavX Marine Navigation offer another way for everyone in the family to see where they’re cruising.

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Though you’ll have to wait until spring to try them out, gifts for the family cruise offer a way for everyone onboard to have more fun on the boat. You know how the song goes: Santa sees you when you’re cruising, and he knows just how you play. Some of these familyfriendly gifts will liven up things underway.

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s visions of snow, sleet, and ice danced in our heads, SpinSheet’s Charter Notes writer Eva Hill and I asked some cyber-friends and those in real life where the best places are for winter charters and why. Apparently, the Grenadines are the place to be. But other favorite chartering hot spots popped up, too. Here’s what some experienced charterers have to say:

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Eric of Tachyon Virgin Islands Yacht Charters simply says, “The Grenadines! Kinda’ like the BVI with more open water sailing... Fantastic people, as well.” A Marylander adds, “I couldn’t argue very hard against the Grenadines, however the Spanish Virgin Islands (SVI) are generally unspoiled and lightly cruised. Moorings are free, and you can anchor just about anywhere versus being forced to pick up a mooring. Plus, the sailing is slightly less daunting than in the Grenadines, because

the SVI are a bit more sheltered. We’ve also cruised around St. Martin; the food is wonderful, but it’s probably in fourth place, so far. The best specific destinations are Loblolly Bay, Anegada, BVI, which boasts great food and excellent snorkeling; Tortuga Bay on Culabrita, SVI, for its remote feel even though it’s only 15 miles from St. Thomas and its natural Jacuzzis, snorkeling, hiking, and un-inhabited surroundings; Mayreau in Salt Whistle Bay in St. Vincent and Grenadines (SVG) is the

most gorgeous and calmest bay in the SVG group; and Orient Bay, St. Martin, where anchoring between Isle Pinel and Petit Clef provides room for only two boats and snorkeling from the stern.” Dirk and Sandy DeLo say they love, “Peter Island in Dead Man’s Cove and Jost Van Dyke in White Bay, BVI; Tintamarre in St. Martin; Scrub Island, Anguilla, but also Dog Island and Prickly Pears; Pigeon Island in Guadeloupe; Bora Bora baby in French Polynesia; Lighthouse Reef in Belize; and Tobago Cays in the Grenadines, where we ended up with a big wahoo a couple days later after Hurricane Dean. In Belize, we caught about 50 bugs (aka lobsters) since they allowed hunting with pole slings. We had eight people onboard and made all kinds of lobster meals and new recipes, including fritters, omelets, ceviche, grilled and steamed lobsters, and even soup stock for back home!” Another charterer chimes in with, “The Grenadines are the best, by far. To date, we’ve done BVI and Bahamas each once, but we keep returning to the Grenadines. The laid-back southern Caribbean attitude,

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friendly people, interesting characters, great sailing, and unspoiled beaches keep us going back to the Grenadines.” Another charterer from Florida echoes these sentiments, saying, “Hands down Grenadines. Each island is so unique in nature. From tiny Mayreau with its friendly and quirky locals to Union Island with its colorful markets and high peaks and the unique Happy Island! Visit the plush Palm Island for a romantic experience. Go up to Bequia (‘The Big Little Island’) for the relaxed vibe, live entertainment, beaches, and great people (both locals and ex pats. And, visit mainland St. Vincent to see the lovely rainforests, a volcano, and a black sand beach!” Still another charterer from North Carolina chimes in with, “BINGO. Grenadines for sure. How in the world can you beat Mustique and Petit St. Vincent? The water is simply amazing.” Another charterer says, “St. Barths for the French food, French wines, and French fashions. It is very difficult to find a bad beach or a swimsuit that is not a monokini. Gustavia is very yacht friendly and stern to on the quay is convenient and quite a parade. Take a daysail to Colombier and some small islets for a wonderful diversion with beautiful undersea reefs. A St. Martin charter origination can easily include Anguilla with its amazing beaches, the Saba Marine Reserve, or St. Eustacia and the underwater ruins there. The United States mainland offers many flight options to St. Marteen, and the sailing is fantastic!” Ryan says, “I hear the Grenadines are amazing. I’m not a big fan of St. Barts, but cruising to some of the closer off-the-beaten-path islands such as Saba and Stacia would be really cool. And if you are thinking about the BVI, don’t forget about Anegada! This island is always left off the BVI charter because it is a little out of the way. But things that are hard to get to are often great places. Be sure to check out the Cow Wreck Beach Bar!” Now you know the best of the best.



or years, we had a chart of the “Approaches to Bermuda” posted on the wall of our home office. Posting charts on the wall was part of a practice my husband David calls “creating thoughtforms” through which a vague notion, like wanting to give bluewater sailing a try, evolves into a specific idea, such as sailing to Bermuda. The chart of this distant island in the Atlantic served as a daily reminder, beckoning us to a place we’d like to visit someday. This is how many of our cruising plans begin to take shape, but while cruising, we discovered that there are many ways to go about planning a cruise and developing a cruising itinerary. In its heyday, our 1985 Tayana 37 had a reputation for being a couple’s world cruiser. Soon after we bought Gyatso and decided to go cruising in 2005, everyone wanted to know if we were going to sail around the world. Having had great travel adventures—many as professionals in international development—we had no such ambitions. We simply wanted to experience the world from the deck of a sailboat for awhile and to use our boat as a vehicle to explore interests in history, environmental issues, and local cultures. People also began to ask, “Where are you headed?” For lack of anything better to say, David would reply, “Trinidad!” I chuckled, knowing this was code for heading to the Eastern Caribbean for a season or two. Later in our cruise, his one-word response became “Lebanon!”—the easternmost waypoint that captured the idea of exploring ancient history while sailing the Med and sampling local food and wine along the way. These destinations were just a target or directional beacon, rather than a definite place we felt we must reach. Our cruising plans are flexible and constantly evolve. By the time we reached Grenada, our southernmost point in the Caribbean, the Mediterranean had already begun to exert a strong pull on us. Rather than sitting out the hurricane season in Trinidad, we sailed across the Atlantic instead. After two years in the Med, we modified our plans again. In Turkey, we ##The Pitons, St. Lucia. Gyatso headed north to Istanbul and sun with ring on a moo we around the Black Sea in 2010, while oyed awnings depl visit the national park. instead of continuing further east in the Med. Luck was on our side when we decided to sit out the 2011 cruising season, otherwise we might have had a front row seat to the events of Arab Spring. Once we select a cruising destination, we develop a detailed float plan. The itiner-

with a Flexible Itinerary by Lisa Borre ##Bequia, ary leaves room for St. Vincent and the Gre A nother C nadines. an extra day or two aribbean st op where w lingered lo ng er th on the hook in Les an expected e at tend the to Bequia East er Rega tta. Saintes or a week or two in Guadeloupe. Heading south, we had planned to visit this French island for just a few days, but this plan evaporated upon arrival in Deshaies. A longer than expected stay prompted David to ask, “How was it that we spent 26 days in Guadeloupe?” Neither of us could believe how quickly the time had passed, and at that moment, we knew we were operating on island time. Arriving in Europe, we were equally surprised when our cruising plans changed again after discovering how enjoyable it is to spend winters living aboard on the Algarve coast of southern Portugal and on the west coast of Italy. We found that certain situations require more planning than others. For example, when we were fatigued near the end of the 2009 sailing season, we simply drew a straight line from the Corinth Canal in Greece to Marmaris, a yachting port on the southwestern coast of Turkey. We developed our itinerary by picking the closest island—each a reasonable day sail apart—along this rhumb line. We picked passage days based on the weather forecast and reached our planned destination right on schedule, having had a wonderful time island-hopping our way through the Greek islands. In contrast, it took us over a year to plan a cruise to the Black Sea because all of the guidebooks were out-of-date or out-of-print. Many people thought we were crazy to plan a cruise to such an off-the-beaten-track destination, but we felt drawn to the outer reaches of the ancient world. The 2118-mile cruise turned out to be a highlight of our five-year voyage and the perfect culmination of full-time cruising for us. We’ve learned to go with the flow while planning a cruise, and once underway, to follow our instincts about the places we might like the most, leaving plenty of room for the unexpected. To borrow an adage which applies to us, “It’s about the journey, not the destination.” We are home for now, and our future cruising plans remain uncertain. Gyatso awaits at a boatyard in Turkey. I look forward to seeing what chart gets posted on the wall—a sure sign that a new thoughtform is taking shape.

“A longer than expected stay prompted David to ask, ‘How was it that we spent 26 days in Guadeloupe?’ ”

About the Author: After a five-year-long cruise to the Caribbean, across the Atlantic, into the Mediterranean, and most recently, around the Black Sea with her husband on their Tayana 37 cutter Gyatso, Annapolis sailor Lisa Borre is living on shore and hoping to go cruising again soon. Follow us!

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wenty-three days offshore, and I was wearing a thong. By the third week of our crossing, things had gone mental. Back in St. Pierre, Mia had done the last-minute grocery shopping, and in our excitement, we lost track of the one bar of dark chocolate that she had bought. Twenty days into the trip, this became a serious problem. I emptied the entire contents of the large icebox while Clint took care of the food locker under the portside settee. We scoured the boat and turned up nothing. Mia shrugged. So we got creative. I had packed a couple bars of baking chocolate, 100-percent cocoa, the kind you

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Snickers bar she had saved all this time for Clint, who was nigh on hysterical at the discovery. My thong. It was a wedding present from four of Mia’s swim girls, whom she had trained with in high school, successfully enough to compete in the Swedish Championships. They had cleverly put together a package of 30 such gifts. Each was small, unique, and somehow pertained to the two of us. We were to open one per day on the crossing. The thong then was part of a few days’ worth of risqué items meant to be jokes (?). It was far too small for any of us, leopard printed. At the time we were about 700 miles west of Ireland, and the bet was whoever got closest in

“It was a bluebird day, downwind sailing at speed. That afternoon we had the largest pod of dolphins yet…” might grind up for homemade hot chocolate or use in predicting our landfall—to the day and the hour— a cake. We tried nibbling on this, but it was rockwould get to choose who had to wear the thong upon hard and effectively inedible. Thus the Trans-Atlantic sighting land. Clint’s guess was optimistic, and we Chocolate Factory opened its doors somewhere to the soon sailed right past it. Mia’s was a little less so, and west of Ireland. Mia, the brains behind the operation, mine, thanks to all the calms, was decidedly pessibroke up several small pieces of the baking chocolate mistic. Mia won. I had to wear the thong. By then, I and heated it over the propane stove in one of those was so happy to see land and glad that my prediction metal Pussers for a few days cups. Armed later was wrong with a stainthat I donned less soup ladle the thing with and using the considerable adjacent burner, enthusiasm. I likewise melted We sighted an alarming the mountains amount of sugar. around Mizen When both Head some 50 were liquid, miles off. It we combined was a bluebird them, stirred day, downwind vigorously, and sailing at speed. poured out— That afternoon over broken we had the bits of almonds, largest pod of some raisins and dolphins yet, ##Mia, Clint, and Andy, and our first footsteps ashore. Clint’s hair and beard took on a life of their own after a while. a few chunks of 30 to 40, join dried banana— us, and they several bite-size took up station pieces and let them cool in the cockpit. This worked at the bow for some hours as we closed the coast. absurdly well. All the while, Mia must have been Castles became visible in the highlands surrounding having trouble keeping a straight face, because the Crookhaven, the island-nation’s southernmost settlenext day she emerged from the vee-berth with not ment, and we sailed full and by under great grey cliffs, only the missing dark chocolate bar, but also a hidden treeless, speckled with green meadows and sheep. A 50 November 2011 SpinSheet

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setting sun behind a squally sky shed a hazy, dreamy light on the rugged coastline. We did not—could not—fully express our emotions until we rounded the last headland guarding Crookhaven’s narrow, twomile-long harbor. A lighthouse was set in the cliffs to the north. It’s light changed to white, and we changed course. Now, only a few hundred yards from the rocks on either side, we cranked the diesel and motored toward the village. The breeze, light in the lee of the highlands and now blowing off the land, settled over the boat. For the first time in 23 days, we absorbed something other than the sea and the salt air. It was this indescribable aroma that let the finality of the voyage sink it. The instant that Ireland caught our attention— the smell of a wood-burning stove, of grass in the forest, of a freshly dug garden, of civilization, at once—the three of us came back to reality, a reality not set in the confined world of our little boat, but of the earth itself. Man must indeed be an animal of the land, for as comfortable as we had become on our ocean, the return only to the vicinity of solid ground ushered in emotions not one of us was prepared for. Clint shed a tear. Mia kissed me. Landfall.

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e are currently tied up safely at the Oeiras Marina, but not unattractive, in a Baltimore Harbor kind of way. The otherwise known as “Um Porto da Charme (a sailing scene is quite big in Lisbon. We entered our marina charming yachting harbor). It is on the north side during an active Sunday regatta, and we were impressed at the of the Rio Tejo, at the mouth of the river with the ocean right number of boats returning to our marina after the race. We here, and just five miles from downtown Lisbon, Portugal, by were a short subway ride to everywhere the city has to offer. boat.  Then we went for cheap and cruised up the river to a town The marina definitely caters to boat people. It offers halfcalled Seixal (pronounced Sigh Shell). We could anchor there price slip fees for boats that have crossed the Atlantic (that for free. The entrance into the anchorage was well marked, only would be us) and a free ride to the supermarket (a big deal here it’s “Red Left Return.” We cruised around the anchorage when you have to walk everywhere). It also has do-it-yourself in a stiff 15 knots of wind. The current was running the other laundry (very rare in Portugal), and it’s cheaper than other way, so the anchored boats were pointing downwind. Rather marinas that have it. disconcerting, but we were finally anchored safely in 20 feet of They had two water. Good thing, because when we woke up the next mornguys helping to ing, there were people walking right near the boat, picking up en dock our boat— clams, or something. We were still in 10 feet of water, with ##Photo by Cindy Fletc her Hold very tricky, good swinging room, but the deep part of the anchorage was with a super notably skinnier. We were very relieved we didn’t anchor in 10 narrow dog leg feet. That would have been a bad thing, with the boat laying entrance, big over on its side and all. rocks along the The town of Seixal is not much more than a commuter subseawall, a 20urb of Lisbon. Once away from the waterfront, it doesn’t offer knot side wind, much. But the waterfront promenade is nice, and there are a lot and a 3.5-knot of runners, so I felt right at home. current. After We plan to head south after Oeiras. We can day trip down three attempts, the Portugal coast to the Algarve region, which is on the we were snug southern coasts of Portugal and Spain. We have been getting and secure. great advice from fellow cruisers about where to go and not to It’s funny how go (cost being the main deterrent). we can cross a There are several great wonderful things about this trip so huge ocean, and I get more nervous in a narrow, rocky, far. And the cheese is only one (best cheese I have ever had)! windy marina with a wicked current, than I do in the middle The sailing has been great. The landfalls are amazing, and the of the ocean with major wind and waves the size of buildpeople we have been meeting are making this adventure more ings! But the waves are “soft,” and there aren’t any “rocks” out spectacular than I could have imagined. Not just the fellow there.   cruisers, who are all such in“Lisbon is big, old, and very Europe. Our marina credibly good folks, but the Our first landfall was in an industrial shipping area, but not in mainland Europe, locals are beyond friendly after the much loved unattractive, in a Baltimore Harbor kind of way.” and helpful! And to what? Azores, was Cascais (proA couple of Americans? nounced Cash Kye), which is at the very entrance to the Tejo Who sailed over 3000 miles to their country? I guess maybe River. It is also a sailor-friendly marina except they charge that’s part of why they are so nice. We are trying to be as way too much. They’ve been trying to attract attention to the friendly and respectful back. And we are making an effort to sailboat racing world; they even had part of the America’s communicate in Portuguese, Not easy. But the locals appreciate Cup try-out series here. The marina complex resembles the that we are trying, and they are helping. Annapolis Boat Shows, with all the high-tech yacht brokers, This has all been worth the millions of hours, not to mention yacht clothing shops, and yacht accessory shops, all right in the dollars, it took to leave. We will be back, and maybe we’ll have marina complex. And there is also an impressive dinghy and some of this cheese stored in our fridge to share. racing club. But the marina is so expensive, a lot of cruisers don’t go there.   We liked Cascais. The old town and beach are close to the marina and really nice. After Cascais, we went into a marina in About the Author: Annapolis sailors Cindy Fletcher Holden downtown Lisbon to drop off our crew. Lisbon is big, old, and and her husband Robert are on a year-long European adventure on their 47-foot ketch Tenacity. very Europe. Our marina was in an industrial shipping area,

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love that quote from the movie “The Big Chill.” Recent events have called for a few good rationalizations about choices made. For starters, the U.S. Sailboat Show was blissfully sunny throughout its reign of Ego Alley and Annapolis Harbor. Five fantastic fall days for people to go to a boat show. But, also great days for people to be out sailing. What to do? What to do? Saturday afternoon of the Show, I was smack dab in the middle of a bowling alley. Huh? My 10-year-old’s birthday party seemingly was the social event of the season. Never mind that: (1) she had the choice of going to Ocean City, MD, for the weekend or to have a


bowling party in her honor, and (2) it was the most glorious sailing weekend of the whole year. She chose the red hot glare of sharing 1.5 hours of a bowling and birthday party bonanza with her best buddies over 48 hours at the beach or an overnight cruise with her family. Turns out, she—and we—had made the right decision. As we had rationalized, it was an afternoon she’ll never forget. The first two days of the U.S. Powerboat Show brought fog, mist, rain, and flooding to City Dock. Not the best days to visit a Show, but also not the best days to go sailing either. When the Show rolled over into fine fall weekend weather, again we lined up our choices and checked them off one by one. As soon as I finished my Boat Show booth duty, I hightailed it home and jumped on our boat for one more overnighter, rationalizing that the trip photos could be good for the magazine. See you out there. By November 10, send your Cruising Club Notes, photos, Club Directory updates, and an extra hour or two of daylight.

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##Memories of fine raft-ups dance in our heads. embers of the Chesapeake Sailing Club (below) have survived the summer’s terrible weather and had some wonderful events! The fall cruise was moved to the Chester River because of the currents and debris, but it was still enjoyed by eight boats! We had a great time cruising in the Chester with some very nice people (who all happened to be members of our fleet! ) We ever gained a new member in MaryJo Harris, who single-hands her Santana 30. We all enjoyed her company and her food! Then we had another great crab cake raft-up at the Sailing Emporium in Rock Hall, MD, where we bade farewell to Mal and Anne Marie Singerman, who left to cruise Chill, Dude to Florida this winter. We wish them good sailing and a speedy return; Mal is our new commodore and we need him back! We all love to sail he Chesapeake Corinthian Sailing Club’s (CCSC) around, but the best part is when we can socialize with one another. summer picnic event took place October 2 at HamNow, we look forward to our holiday get-together at Donna and Jim mock Island Marina. Originally scheduled for August Forces’ house December 3 (! —by Dave Ewing 27, “Hurricane Irene Day,” the event brought a little better weather. It was cold, dreary, and not a great day for sailing, ##Most of the gang at Sailing Emporium crab cake feast. but a perfect day for an inside picnic. Twenty-six CCSC members enjoyed hot dogs, hamburgers, soup, chili, sides, desserts, and Tom Flynn’s challenging nautical trivia contest. Nan Shellabarger and Jenny Poniske won the prize, but Bill Durr was a close second. A scavenger hunt followed with clues for numbers hidden around the room, and of course, prizes. Good food, great friends, and a little entertainment add up to a great way to spend a chilly afternoon ( (above). —by Adrian Flynn


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Savoring the Change of Seasons

ailing Chavurah’s planned raft-ups for October were cancelled due to inclement weather and the excessive amount of debris in the Bay following torrential rains and unusual river runoff. Members found other ways to socialize and enjoy time together. Past commodore and current cruise chair Irwin Schaeffer coordinated the final raft-up for the season—fondly called the Goose Cruise, because geese are often seen in large flocks during this time of year—October 22-23. In December, we will celebrate with our annual Hanukah Party combined with a brief semi-annual business meeting. Enjoy the changing seasons, and as always, may a following sea gently guide you to all your destinations ( —by Steve Permison ##CSA members wait for crabs.


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appy members of the Chesapeake SA (CSA) enjoyed crabs and yummy seafood at Sue Creek this September (above). Lilly was there, too (below). She loves to sail and kayak, and since there was outdoor seating, she decided to join us. Torrential rains came after most had eaten, and everyone took cover inside except for one person, who sat calmly enjoying his crabs. This season, Lilly helped Beth Perry with race committee for the Magothy River SA on Beth’s sailboat, Porvenir. —by Kathleen Hazlehurst Knust is FOR SALE Own your own business for $3000.00 Owner has other interests and wants to sell Call 410-353-7770 for all the details We will still process orders through December 2011 HORTON MARINE SERVICES

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fter suffering through a sweltering August and bizarre weather featuring hurricanes Irene and Lee, Singles on Sailboats (SOS) members enjoyed three invigorating weekend cruises in October. We will bid a reluctant farewell to the 2011 sailing season with our “Blue Lips” sail November 5-6. Members in the north will rendezvous at the Maryland YC on Rock Creek; southerners will meet at the Inn at Pirates Cove on the West River. Our winter social schedule begins with a brunch November 12 at the DoubleTree Inn in Annapolis that will feature a presentation by Melanie Lynch on ospreys and eagles in the Chesapeake Bay area; the public is welcome to attend. Happy hours are scheduled throughout the area, including Annapolis, Baltimore, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, PA, and numerous sites in surrounding suburbs. The public is welcome, and we invite you to join us, swap sailing stories, learn about the club, and generally share our love of the Bay. For more details, visit You can also find us on —by Alex Doyle

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he Eastern Shore SA (below) enjoyed our Wild Goose Chase September 24 on the Choptank River and selected the new bridge for 2012 during our Grey Goose Race/Party/Meeting October 23. The Tangier Fleet’s Frostbite Series started October 9 with seven boats in light winds that filled in nicely from the south. Afterward, the group enjoyed the last of the burgers and kielbasa at the parking lot party. The Gosling Race/Party was October 9, and the Choptank Cup took place October 15. Now, everyone is looking forward to our Awards Dinner at the Georgia House in Salisbury, MD, November 18 ( —by Bruce Franz

##(L-R): John Peterson, Hunter Marine president; Paul Borchardt, commodore Northern Star HAS; Perrian Upton, commodore HSA Station One; Greg Emerson, Hunter Marine marketing director; and Helen Kelley, vice commodore HSA Station One in front of the fleet of new Hunters on display at the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis. Photo by John Knisley

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o says John Knisley, Hunter SA (HSA) coordinator of the HSA club booth (above), when describing spending time at the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis. A great venue for sailors, the Show has the latest sailboats just waiting to be checked out, more manufacturers and distributors of boat stuff than one can see in a weekend, and those oh-so-precious rendezvous with friends we hadn’t seen since last year. For both Northern Star HSA and HSA Station One, Hunter provides a booth where we find our fellow Hunter owners. Next up in our annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony at Deep Creek Restaurant in Arnold, MD, November 20. It is also time for HSA members to mark their calendars for the annual Annapolis Parade of Lights gala in the Annapolis Waterfront Marriott December 10 ( —by Carl Reitz ##An ESSA vessel in action.

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Show and Tell?

ctober was a busy month in the Rockville Sail and Power Squadron. During the Annapolis Sailboat Show (right), several members represented the squadron at the booth for the U.S. Power Squadrons. At our monthly Membership Dinner Meeting October 12, we resumed our usual schedule after the summer hiatus and enjoyed a great dinner at the Golden Bull Grand Café in Gaithersburg, MD. Jim Brown and Barbara Boykin presented a very interesting and entertaining account of their summer cruise to beautiful Canada via the Hudson River, through canals and locks, to the St. Lawrence River ( —by Chuck Wells

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he Middle Potomac SA held its fifth race of the season September 17: the St. Clements Raft-Up sponsored by the Dahlgren YC (DYC). This 21-mile race from Dahlgren to just inside St. Clements Bay has become one of the more popular events of the season. DYC did a good job of providing wind this year for four boats from Cobb Island, three boats from Dahlgren, and two boats from Colonial Beach. During the race, the eight-knot northeast wind built to

15 knots with gusts and choppy waters. We lost three boats to gear or sail problems; it was a good day for West Marine. Only three yachts finished the race. The last race of our season was October 8 off Colonial Beach with one boat from Dahlgren and one from Colonial Beach. It was a nice afternoon. In hindsight, competing against the U.S. Sailboat Show may not be a good idea when trying to get folks to turn out for a sailboat race ( —by Dwight Wessel

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CRUISING CLUB NOTES Musical Meanderings


nnapolis Corinthians enjoyed another Fall Rendezvous in Shaw Bay September 10-11, with on-the-water entertainment by Them Eastport Oyster Boys. Of the 50 or so boats that gathered for some wonderful entertainment, 12 were from the Corinthians Annapolis and Philadelphia fleets. The bobbing audience enjoyed folk songs, sea shanties, old favorites, and some amusing ditties of local interest. The music ended all too soon, and everyone dispersed to their boats for more socializing. The following morning dawned windless and foggy. The water was so flat that the band’s raft-up maintained raft status all the way back to Tolley Point, where powerboat wakes made it necessary to break up the cozy relationship. At our next meeting, as a mark of appreciation to the entertainers, we will send a check to the Annapolis Maritime Museum. In anticipation of a repeat performance next year, Shaw Bay is now on our 2012 calendar ( —by John Gardner


he Good Old Boat Regatta (GOBR) (below) October 8-9 had no race on Saturday and three finishers (a CAL 25 with Dave Hoyt, a Catalina 38 with Dan Miller, and a Tartan 34C with Dave Schiff) on Sunday. It was great to see the classic boats, and the parties and music fest were truly enjoyable. GOBR is restricted to boats whose first hull was built no later than 1980. In addition to one-design starts for classes with at least three boats, the event provides handicap classes for fin keel and full keel designs. Hosted by the Shearwater Sailing Club, GOBR racers include Albergs, Allieds, C&Cs, CALs, Catalinas, Cheoy Lees, Columbias, Grampians, Hinckleys, Rhodes, Seidelmanns, Tartans, Tritons, and a Herreshoff Rozinante ( —by Charlie Husar

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ave “Arnold” Templeton and Larry “Fuzzy” Hulcher and their wives Judy and Vicki hosted the third annual Fairlee Creek Open for Club Beneteau Chesapeake Bay (right). Members dusted off their rusty irons and gathered for a 3 p.m. shotgun start at the Six-Hole Executive Golf Course near Mears Great Oak Landing Marina. Later, the raft-up enjoyed a fun-filled evening of appetizers, cocktails, dinner, and the awards ceremony. Team Hulcher had the best team score, Team Everitt had the shortest drive, and Team Zebleckes lost the most balls. We also got our first taste of autumn weather at the Collegiate Tailgate Raft-Up in the Maggoty River. Wearing old school colors and armed with chipped fraternity beer mugs, we tailgated “sailboat” style with hosts Mike and Tammy Everitt and their delicious beef brisket sandwiches with the fixings. Brisk winds for the sail back Sunday added to the enjoyable weekend. On a warmer note… Christy Tinnes and Sandy Rosswork returned from a sailing adventure down the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia. Four boats sailed from Split to Dubrovnik and enjoyed favorable winds, beautiful blue seas, and interesting towns, cafes, and shops along the way ( —by Jeanne van Hekken

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embers of the Jeanneau Sailboat Owners Association (JSO) and other guests savored a Saturday evening reception at the Jeanneau display at the U.S. Sailboat Show. Guests were treated to appetizers, cocktails, and other refreshments. On display were

the Jeanneau models, including several new models that JSO got to tour. JSO is a new group in the Chesapeake Bay area that has raft-ups, get-togethers, and educational events. Anyone interested in joining JSO can contact the club at —by Fred Fortunato

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uring Catalina 34 Fleet 12’s land/sea raft-up at the home of Dan and Maryann Brail off Deep Creek September 17, three boats rafted up to Dan’s Boomer at his dock and 24 members and guests enjoyed good food and camaraderie. On October 7, after the Sailboat Show, 15 members and guests dined at Adam’s Ribs in Annapolis. This dinner has become an annual event, and thanks go to Bill and Penne Asbury for organizing the dinner. Our fall meeting is planned for November 19 at Deep Creek Restaurant off the Magothy River. We still seek owners of Catalina C34s to be included in a directory available later this year. If you wish to be included, please M A G A Z contact INE send your name, address, information, boat name, hull number, and marina location to Hank Recla at BOATING AT ITS BEST ( —by Jim Brener

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embers of the Jewish Navy enjoyed all that the Sailboat Show had to offer… and then some. We swapped ideas about boating gizmos while enjoying late lunch in an outdoor café. Our fall cookout, overlooking Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, provided a relaxing and pleasant experience for all (below). We have gone from feasting to fasting, and now we are on to more feasting. With boats being pulled out for winter, we will continue to provide opportunities for sharing and schmoozing at our Speaker-Luncheon events. Plans are being finalized for our December 1 event. Come join us and connect with others who have an understanding of the term “OyVaySmear,” when the cream cheese squeezes out of the bagel and falls on your lap. If you are interested in more information about this luncheon or other events, contact —by Adiva Sotzsky

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he Southern Maryland SA continues to enjoy racing on Saturdays and Sundays and many socials, including regularly scheduled Friday happy hours and our annual meeting and brunch November 5, planning meeting November 12, board-of-directors-and-

program-chair meeting November 14, and commodore’s dinner November 17. December brings Sunday frostbite racing and the Solomons Christmas Walk, our Christmas Party, another meeting, and Friday happy hours at the clubhouse (—by Sandy Leitner

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n a brisk, northeasterly breeze, Pat and Debra Ewing won the Dickerson Owners Association’s Western Shore Round-Up race to become the “Sheriff of the Western Shore” (right) September 17. Pat has run the Brendan Sail Training Program for Youths with Learning Disabilities for six years and owns and restored VelAmore, a classic wooden Dickerson 40 ketch. We welcomed new Dickerson owners, Peter and Krystal Oetker, who recently purchased Vignette, a unique and beautiful 39-foot, highperformance, racing sloop made by Dickerson more than 40 years ago. With a “rabbit start,” all boats started on a starboard tack and passed across the stern of the committee boat that was on a port tack sailing to the first mark. We beat across the Bay and returned with hull speeds more than seven knots. Bill Toth (D37 Starry Night) and Joe Slavin (D35 Irish Mist) won their classes. Nine boats and 32 sailors enjoyed the weekend fun, including a cookout at the West River Sailing Club, racing, and a great dinner and awards ceremony at the Inn at Pirates Cove, all thanks to organizers Randy and Barbara Bruns and Bill Toth ( —by Joe Slavin

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ore than 40 people attended the Back Creek YC’s annual Crab Feast (right) on a frigid and windy October 1 in a tent with windbreaks at Knapps Narrows Marina (barbecue chicken was available for those not choosing to dissect crabs). On October 22, we met for a Flannel and Denim Fall Festival by Weems Creek to roast hot dogs over a bonfire

and enjoy chili, s’mores, apple cake, and mulled cider. During our Halloween Happy Hour October 28, we discussed the summer’s fun events. Our annual Membership Meeting and Party will be at the Fleet Reserve Club November 6. Come join us and partake in our activities (including over the winter) and learn about the best virtual club on the Bay at —by Otto Hetzel ##Crabs and BCYC go together like peanut butter and jelly.


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End of Season? Bah!

ollowing a fantastic month of fall sailing, the Herrington Harbour SA is just about ready to hang up our cruising burgee for the year. We’ll still have some racing activities, though, with Sunday frostbites. Keep an eye on our website (hhsa. org) for several lectures and training classes on winterization, racing tactics, racing rules, and other seminars to enlighten us all. Don’t forget to mark your calendars for our January 28 celebration of 2011 events and welcome in our next season of sailing. Come on down to Herring Bay, and see what we’ve got for you! —by Joe Laun


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espite cold temperatures, eight members of the Chesapeake Bay Tartan Sailing Club (CBTSC) enjoyed brisk winds to gather at Grays Inn Creek for the Goose Cruise, our last cruise of the season. We braved the cockpits for a while, but eventually 18 folks crowded into the saloon of Putts and Calls; appetizers and hot chili kept us plenty warm. Dozens of members and guests from Massachusetts, Ohio, and New Jersey took a break

from shopping and met atthe Fleet Reserve Club to enjoy pit beef sandwiches and each other’s company during the Annapolis Sailboat Show (above). The busy Tartan booth was visited by the Cruising World Boat of the Year judges to evaluate Tartan’s new 40-footer. Join us at our annual meeting November 12 at the Bodkin YC to elect new officers and recognize those who have contributed to events in 2011 ( —by Peter Kreyling

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An Entertaining Bunch of Sailors

hesapeake Region of the Tartan 34 Classic Association members celebrated the end of our sailing season at Bill Bateman’s Bistro with a happy hour, dinner, and winterization seminar by George Benisek of Bohemian Boat Works ( We said “Goodbye” to the 2011 sailing season during our Boat Show Party October 8. For news from our 12 regions, forums of feature projects, and photos and stories from the season’s cruises, races, and near-disasters, visit —by Grace Holt


Theatre of the Macabre

uring the Chesapeake YC’s Mardi Gras September 23-25 (below), everyone enjoyed cuisine, theme drinks, and jazz. Docks competed for honors on the best float, and we raised more than $2000 for the Box of Rain. We plan to make this an annual celebration. Attention fleet captains: this could be a sea or land destination for your clubs in 2012.—by Gail Parsons

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Healing and Heeling?

he Annapolis Sail & Power Squadron, commanded by Rich Hughes, hosted the District 5 Sail Regatta, Fishing Tournament, and Fall Festival September 30-October 2 at Herrington Harbour South, with racers Howard Cupples (Annapolis squadron) and Asclepius, Sut Anderson (Wilmington squadron) and Freedom, Rolf Stuenes (Dundalk squadron) and Scandia, and Terry Slattery and Whisper. Jon Von Winkle of the Rockville Sail & Power Squadron chaired the regatta. Joe Gibson of the Rockville squadron captained Surprise, the race committee boat with Brian Becker, Fuzzy Jones, Marty Lafferty, and Lois Nehmer onboard. Conditions were challenging; Saturday afternoon brought westerly winds gusting over 25 knots. Awards were presented at the Fall Festival Banquet, attended by reps from nine area sail and power squadrons, and chaired this year by Marianne Ponzio of the Annapolis squadron, with help from Georgiana Maszczenski and Peggy Slattery. Anderson sailed into first place, Stuenes grabbed second, and Cupples received the Broken Mast Award. The Kent Narrows Sail & Power Squadron will host next year’s event. District 5 is the largest of 33 districts in the U.S. Power Squadrons ( —by Marty Lafferty

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reetings high school seniors. It’s that time of year… you know the one, with the endless application deadlines, e-mails to and from coaches and teachers, and too many application passwords and usernames to track. You’re thinking no one understands the pain of keeping it straight. Stop there. We know. We can sympathize with the cringing feeling when you’re confronted with that same, age-old question, “Where are you applying to college?” You cringe, eyes darting up, away from those of your prying enemy. “Um, well…” You think, “Really? Again? Can’t they just ask the last person I told? I mean, come on people, I don’t know! Mom just picked me up from practice a couple days ago. I’m still a kid; ask her.” Fact: These questions don’t end. Come spring, you’ll be greeted with one, “Where are you going to school next year?” You’ll feel even better when they follow up with, “Well, our little Bobby just got into [fill in the blank with college sailing school of your choice] and just can’t wait to receive all the neat gear they give their college athletes.” Don’t fret, but take a reality check. Only you can make or break your college application, and only you can choose the right college. Here are a couple tips for choosing the right school and right sailing team for you: morning and have a Spanish test in ber, you are still in high school and are ■■ Narrow your choices. It’s okay that five hours. most likely still under 21 (we hope). Bobby who sits next to you in pre-calc ■■ Reality check. You’re a hotshot high The actions and decisions made while is applying to 13 schools. Good for him, school sailor who’s been to nationals visiting a college and spending time with but you don’t have to. Narrow your list countless times and are on the track the sailing team can severely impact your down to a solid group of schools; focus toward becoming a hotshot collegiate chances getting into that school, as well on these applications and these teams. sailor. Fast forward to junior year in as jeopardize the future of that school’s ■■ Get the insider’s scoop. By nature, colcollege. You take a spill one night and sailing team. lege sailors are a friendly group and at wake up to find that not only do you times, a bit rowdy, but all pretty social. ■■ Where is the college located with have a pounding headache, but you respect to its venue? How far is it from We love to chat and will do just about other sailing schools? Do teams drive also have a broken foot, sprained hand, anything to pass on our local knowledge and note from the doctor stating that daily to practice? Do they fly to regattas? to you, the wide-eyed pre-frosh. you’re out for the season. Do sailors get a range of conditions at ■■ Be honest. There are synonyms meant ■■ Moral of the story: don’t just go to their practice venue? for telling coaches you’re really intercollege to sail. Consider a college’s ■■ School shmool right? Think again. If ested in their school without telling the academics are too difficult, your non-sailing elements, such as class everyone they are your “top choice.” offerings, geographical location, study grades can suffer and you might not be Remember the sailing world is fairly able to sail. Consider how your involveabroad opportunities, and non-sailing small. Coaches talk. student body activities. Know that ment with sailing might help or hurt ■■ Visit! your academic career. Are teachers you’ll be happy even without sailing. ■■ Talk to the coaches. Don’t just show So when you find out your foot is only supportive of the sailing team? Are they up on the first day of practice without a bruised, you’ll be happier knowing that available for tutoring? What is their moment’s notice. policy for late work? Although these facnot only are you eligible to sail, but ■■ Etiquette. You wouldn’t dare mistake you can enjoy the perks of going to a tors don’t apply now, think again when your Aunt Sally for your Grandma Jean, great school, too. so make a point to address e-mails to the you’re lost on I-95 coming back from a regatta in the wee hours of a Monday right coach at the right school. RememSo, cheers. Here’s to you, the plugged in, iPhone toting, world-traveling, future hotshots of college sailing. You’re in for some pretty stellar four (+) years of some of the most fun, competitive, and intense sailing you’ll get. Hold on tight! About the Author: Franny Kupersmith graduated from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, where she was a four-year member of the Varsity Sailing Team and 2011 All American. 66 November 2011 SpinSheet

Chesapeake Racing Beat


A Feast for Champions

long with colorful leaves, a sudden desire to don fleece pullovers, and the need to slip on foul weather gear bottoms to weather the suddenly chilly splashes, autumn in Chesapeake country tends to bring along one key element for championship regattas: wind. Last month, Annapolis YC hosted the J/109 North American Championship October 13-16. As this issue of SpinSheet went to print, the Storm Trysail Club’s IRC Mid-Atlantic Championship Regatta was underway off Annapolis October 21-23, the same weekend Severn SA hosted the Solings U.S. Championship Regatta. October 28-30 was a busy weekend as well with the HCM J/24 East Coast Championship, the J/80 East Coast Championship,

and the J/105 East Coast and Chesapeake Bay Championship Regattas all being contested off Annapolis. The first week of November, the West River SC will host the J/35 Mid-Atlantic Championship Regatta. If you ever wonder why SpinSheet remains a true monthly and publishes 12 issues per year, here’s one big reason: the Chesapeake Racing Beat will be overflowing with exciting championship regatta news and action photos in the month of December. Of course, we also cover the trials and tribulations of those tough souls who brave it out in winter on the Bay and refuse to hang up their racing shoes for frostbite season and those flip-flop loving sailors who get the heck out and fly to southern regattas…

##We apologize for a typo in the October issue of SpinSheet in which we misprinted the name of the winning boat at the J/30 North American Championship September 16-18. David McConaughy’s Hampton-based White Boat team (far left) took top honors among 19 competitors. Photo by Tom Donlan

76 Days Until Key West


f you are reading this on the first of November, this is how many days are left to plan your trip to Quantum Key West Race Week January 15-20. There’s a positive buzz on the airwaves about the 2012 event, which happens to be the regatta’s 25th anniversary, since Quantum Sail Design Group took over as title sponsor. A dozen Chesapeake boats were already registered at print time, and new entries are rolling in daily. Dockage options, charter offerings, logistics, and hotel accommodations are listed on the event website We will keep you posted on Chesapeake sailors competing in Key West, race committee members, the vast majority of whom live on the Bay, and shoreside festivities as we learn about them. Stay tuned. ##Quantum Key West Race Week will unfold January 15-20, 2012. Photo by Shannon Hibberd

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Spectacular Racing at the Constellation Cup by Sebastian Watt


he annual race through Baltimore Harbor to benefit that grand old lady of the American Navy, The USS Constellation—still a commissioned warship—was held October 15 in the usual fresh and blustery conditions (20-25 knots) that always result in a few lost back stays and blown sails but consistently provide exhilarating sailing for those that enter. The racing was spectacular with hull speed and more being achieved by boats with all reefs in throughout the 11-mile course, which takes the fleet down to Fort Carroll and back through both the outer and Inner Harbors to a finish line off the bowsprit of the USS Constellation. The finish truly is a highlight as it involves the entire fleet all crossing the line at about the same time in a very confined space. Tacking against the usual westerly winds, trying to dodge water taxis, tour boats, pier heads (sometimes not altogether successfully), and anchored yachts is the norm and this year, providing an nautical entertainment to the bored sentries on a Brazilian warship tied up alongside the west wall of the Inner Harbor. The charm of this race is not just the enthusiastic sailing, where you can demonstrate seamanship skills as much as sailing

skills, but also the opportunity to relive the day while partying on the decks of the Constellation. Looking down from the frigate’s crowded main deck at competitors’ boats moored alongside Pier One while clutching a Dark n’ Stormy and listening to the tight rhythms from the band is truly a wonderful experience. The race is now in its eighth year and going from strength to strength; given the unique course, party venue, and delightful mixture of racing craft, it can look forward to celebrating many more years of watery fun. Full disclosure dictates that your correspondent should confess that by the halfway stage, I had blown out three of my four sails and was therefore marked DNF. No enthusiasm was dampened though and my entry is guaranteed for next year. See for full results. Editor’s note: The author was awarded the USS Constellation Cup Spirit Award, aptly represented by a bottle of Pusser’s Rum, for motoring to the party in excellent spirits after blowing most of his sails on his 1941 Rhodes Custom Shalamar.

##Caribbean Magic and Gary Schoolden (port) challenges Sinbad the Sailboat skippered by Tiel Arnot (starboard) up the Patapsco with Domino Sugar in the background.

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Turkey Shoot Strategies Story and photos by Ellen Dugan


ompeting in the Hospice Turkey Shoot Regatta is mostly Patrick O’Brien mental, right? A matter of visualizing sunny skies, cool book, they need temperatures and perfect sailing skills. But it also helps if you look no farther than have a strategy. Varuna’s bearded captain Skinner for Most turkey shooters don’t develop formal strategies prior a leading role. He to race time. They’re too busy partying and having a good time. didn’t exactly win Many sort of let their race strategies evolve. Others bank on this year’s Turkey psyching out the competition. A few arrive late to the skipper’s Shoot, but he’s meeting and seem to have trouble paying attention. certainly got the At the cocktail party preceding Saturday’s race, skipper Dick captain’s look down Moylan of Windtimidation, admitted that he and his son, Glenn, ##There’s always plenty of food at the Hospice Turkey Shoot Regatta. were strategyless. Aided by beverages and a few shrimp, this first- pat. Skinner also expressed time Turkey Shoot skipper decided that his best strategy would what most Turkey Shooters feel. “I come because it’s for old be “to learn, to stay in the boat, and not run into anyone.” He boats,” says Skinner. “It’s fun, informal racing for a great cause. noted from previously participating as a crew member that the There’s a lot of camaraderie among friends. And adventure too. race could be “kind of like a demolition derby at times.” Happily Especially when the wind is blowing.” for skipper Moylan, his strategy paid off. Windtimidation, crewed The wind on Saturday’s race didn’t disappoint. Sunday was by Glenn Moylan and Carl Stodghill, took first place in Fleet E. Normally peaceful Hospice volunteer Jim Charbeneau, skipper designed more for testing skills and patience levels under lighter conditions. The overall winners were: first place, Joe and Linda of the Mrs. C., planned to employ the psychological strategy of Waters on Birthday Party; second, Mike Chesser on Scuba Kat; intimidation. He slammed his fist into his hand, sneered menacand third, Bill McClure on Thistledowne. ingly at his tablemate, and declared his race strategy was “to beat Joe and Linda Waters drove Charlie Costello.” Costello is skipfrom South Carolina to compete per of On Eagle’s Wings. He is an and now qualify for the National experienced Turkey Shooter and Hospice Alliance Regatta to be has apparently developed an obsesheld in St. Petersburg, FL, next sive relationship with chocolate spring. They also celebrated their chip cookies, never sailing without first wedding anniversary, having them. Charbeneau finished fifth tied the marital knot at last year’s in Fleet F and did beat Costello in Turkey Shoot. points and corrected time. Perhaps Individual Flying Cloud Fleet there was not enough chocolate in winners were: Fleet C, Joe and Charlie’s cookies. Linda Waters on Birthday Party; Charlottesville, VA, skipper Fleet D, David Williams on Poe Russell Skinner of the Varuna Bird; Fleet E, Dick Moylan on sat with Sweetbay captain Jay Windtimidation; Fleet F, Frank Townsend, also from CharlotMurphy on Last Boat III; Fleet G, tesville. On the strategy question, Mike Chesser on Scuba Kat; Fleet Skinner stated that he didn’t want H, Bob Adcock on Felicity; and ##Baird Snyder, Rob Mitchel, and Jay Townsend to “bump into any other boat, at the Hospice Turkey Shoot Regatta. Fleet I, Ned Crockett on Ladybug. and hopefully, not sink.” Sweetbay’s For a complete listing, visit Townsend, perhaps emulating the “sweet” part of his boat’s Shoreside activities at this year’s Turkey Shoot were held at name, exhibited none of the potentially violent Charbeneau the Yankee Point Sailboat Marina in Lancaster. The regatta was strategy. He stated pleasantly that he “hoped to cross the finish chaired by Karen Knull. Yacht clubs participating included the side-by-side with Varuna.” (One wonders if they intended to Yankee Point Racing and Cruising Club and the Rappahanhold hands.) nock River YC. John McCarthy was the principal race officer; Apparently this side-by-side stuff was not at all what SweetAnna Mulvany handled scoring; Mike Thompson in Contessa was bay’s crew had signed on for. Letting their captain know they signal boat captain; and mark boats were skippered by Tom Ashe weren’t “professional sailors wearing Rolexes,” Rob Mitchell and and Mosby West in Wild Fire, Jim Young and Gary Fricke in Baird Snyder set aside their napkins, put their beverages down Dwindle Down, and Don Crabtree in Jammin. with a loud thud, and began threatening mutiny. The Hospice Turkey Shoot Regatta benefits Hospice Support Their threats must have worked because Sweetbay finished well Services of the Northern Neck and Riverside Hospice Agencies, ahead of Varuna in Fleet C. Varuna was crewed by the Halstead Tappahannock and Gloucester. brothers, Chris and Lee. And if anyone decides to film another Follow us!

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Eastern Shore Racing Beat Fifty-Seven Years of the Fall Oxford Race


by Aimée Poisson

utumn on the Eastern Shore is a spectacular kaleidoscope of color, culture, and character that celebrate the unique flavor of the Chesapeake Bay. The crisp breeze crescendos across warm tea-stained waters and creates the best racing conditions of the year. After the oppressive humidity and blistering heat of August and the debris-filled channels left behind following Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee, we can all use a good dose of pleasant weather. The early fall was a bevy of activity as sailors raced to and from the Shore. On September 17, the annual Race to Oxford sent a parade of 131 boats into the Tred Avon River to celebrate the event’s 57th year. While the Naval Academy Sailing Squadron presided over race official duties, hospitality was the task of the Tred Avon YC (TAYC). As usual, TAYC rose to the challenge with a dockside bash in the traditional Eastern Shore fashion. Boats rafted for the Hammond Memorial Party enjoying food, drink, dancing, and breakfast the following morning. With 12 classes, this event was a spectacular display. Highlights included Paul Park’s line honor winning finish in the Multihull class at one hour, 18 minutes, and seven seconds. The shortest corrected time went to the Beneteau First 42, Syndicate, whose speed prevailed over a massive 23-boat PHRF A2 fleet.

##Hundreds of sailors on 131 boats celebrated the 57th running of the NASS Race to Oxford September 17. Photo by Dan Phelps

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The Oxford Race rounds out another season of events characterized by races across the Chesapeake to close and distant locations. Year after year, we answer the call (and the NOR) and sail our boats to the rural shore in the tradition of those many generations before us who never knew the frustration of Friday night bridge traffic, but saw the distant shoreline as a different Maryland. Once the first sailboats racing across the Bay were heavy with farm produce and beat toward the urban trade centers to set the market price for corn and watermelons. Long before the bridge, skipjacks charged toward the oyster beds in pursuit of the best catch. These annual point-to-point races are hotly contested and draw participants in search of trophies and bragging rights but also continue a folk tradition of transportation. First finishers enjoy choice spots at the raft-up, and crews are also awarded by the stunning beauty of the Eastern Shore. The Shore’s bucolic scenes contrast with the harried pace and waterfront development of Annapolis and Baltimore and enrich the victory by providing crews with an escape from their everyday lives while still within a twohour car ride from home.

##Larry Forgy’s Lola 3 was one of 15 in the multihull division. Photo by Dan Phelps

Hospice Cup XXX


he Hospice Cup XXX, held off Annapolis September 24, was contested in light winds by 45 competitors in eight classes. One of the classes, the Hospice Class, was designated for caregivers, families, and others who may not regularly race but wanted to participate. Such is the spirit

##Walker Johnson and team on Rosebud competed in the Hospice Class. Photo by Dan Phelps

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of this annual event to benefit families of local Hospices. After a successful day of light air racing, sailors danced to the sounds of the Rovers and enjoyed food, drink, and an auction at the always festive Shore Party, held this time around at a new location, the Annapolis Sailing School. Proceeds from the regatta and party will enable participating hospice programs throughout Maryland, Washington, DC, and Northern Virginia to continue to offer quality end-of-life care to patients, their families, and friends. Carl and Scott Gitchell on Tenacious took home the Sajak Family Foundation Trophy as well as Best in Fleet. Fellow J/105 competitors Cedric Lewis and Fred Salveson of Mirage won the Hospice Trophy. Junior sailor Riley Chadwick and the Yellow Racing Team earned the Hank Lawton Trophy. The Hal Kass Memorial Trophy was awarded to Brian Jones on Problem Child. Greg Whalen on Sailin’ Whalen won the Martin F. McCarthy Memorial Trophy. Vicki Saporta on Pleiades was honored with the Lovelace/Sniegon Memorial Trophy, while her crew mate Karen Bryan took home the Allan C. Westcott Trophy.

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Tunnicliffe and Team Maclaren Win Santa Maria Cup


nna Tunnicliffe of Team Maclaren (USA) took four exciting flights to win the 21st Santa Maria Cup women’s match racing event off Annapolis September 27-30. Second place went to Julie Bossard (France) and third place to Becca Dellenbaugh (USA). After a mixed bag of sailing conditions in the first two days, there were consistently strong winds on the final day of the event accompanied by choppy water. In the third flight of the final, Elodie Fauve of Team Bossard fell overboard and quickly recovered, but with the strong winds, it meant a chilling finish. Team Ferris-Choat (Canada) finished fourth, with Team Baylis (USA) in fifth, Team Lehtinen (Finland) in sixth, Team Ruhlman (USA) in seventh, and Team Silve (Argentina) in eighth.  The Gay Lynn Trophy is given annually the top finishing skipper in her first Santa Maria Cup. The 2011 winner is Dellenbaugh. A second special Santa Maria Cup award, the Eleanor Ruth Wilcox Memorial Trophy for the Bowperson on the winning team, was earned by Liz Bower Lewin, who dedicated her trophy to Team Maclaren and spoke modestly of her role in the team’s victory. At the prizegiving and farewell party at the Eastport YC (EYC), commodore Rich Jackson expressed deep appreciation for the contributions of volunteers, competi-

##Team Ferris-Choat of Canada finished fourth at the 2011 Santa Maria Cup. Photo by Al Schreitmueller

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tors, and umpires in making this an exceptional Santa Maria Cup Championship. He also thanked the EYC race committee and all the Santa Maria Cup subcommittees for their hard work and generous support of women’s match racing. Both commodore Jackson and regatta chair Susan Nahmias thanked the sponsors of the 2011 Santa Maria Cup, including BoatU.S., SpinSheet, Go The Airport Shuttle, Eastport Yacht Club Foundation, Boatyard Bar & Grill, Heineken, Gosling’s Rum, Evolution Sails, Dean’s Yacht Repair, West Marine, Historic Annapolis Foundation, National Sailing Center & Hall of Fame, and Hell Point Seafood. Each ticket for this event included a complimentary Gosling’s Dark n’ Stormy, and Annapolis area restaurants and caterers’ donations supported the event through generous contributions of food. Thank you to all who followed and supported the 2011 Santa Maria Cup! To learn more about the annual event, visit

##Anna Tunnicliffe and Team Maclaren captured top honors at the Santa Maria Cup women’s match racing event September 27-30. Photo by Al Schreitmueller

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Moore and Ewenson Win 5O5 North American Championships


ampton sailor Tyler Moore and his crew, Annapolis sailor Geoff Ewenson, crushed the 27boat fleet at the International 5O5 Class North American Championship at American YC in Rye, NY, October 12-16. Moore and Ewenson have been competing together for two and a half years and won the 5O5 East Coast Championships at Buzzards Bay, NY, in August. At the North Americans, they won by a convincing 13-point lead by posting six bullets and three second-place finishes and having only one drop of four from the 10 races sailed. Mike Holt (Santa Cruz, CA) and crew, Annapolis sailor Jesse Falsone, placed second and were closely followed by previous World Champion Ethan Bixby (St. Petersburg) and his crew, Annapolis sailor Chris Brady, in third. Among other Chesapeake sailors who competed in the event were Ramsay Key, Henry Amthor, Dustin Romney, Macy Nelson, Michael Renda, Ali Meller, Dan Bowman, Christian Rasmussen, and Thomas Rasmussen. For complete results, visit

##Hampton sailor Tyler Moore and his crew, Annapolis sailor Geoff Ewenson, won the 5O5 North American Championships October 12-16. Photo by Allen Clark/

AYC Hosts J/109 North Americans


nnapolis YC hosted the J/109 North American Championship Regatta October 13-16 during an exceptional and breezy fall sailing weekend. Ted Herlihy’s Gut Feeling (New Bedford, MA) captured first place by sailing consistently well in the eight-race regatta and winning by nine points overall. Rick Lyall’s Storm crew (Cedar Point, CT) placed second, and Donald and Cristina Filippelli’s team on Caminos (Amagansett, NY) took third. A frequent local winner, Bill Sweetser on Rush, placed fourth in the event. Other local teams among 15 competing boats included Craig Wright on Afterthought, Rick Hanson on Rosalita, Steve McManus on Saykadoo, Tony Syme on Logos, Sam Michener on Double Eagle, Paul Milo on Vento Solare, and H. Alan Pike on Hornpipe. ##AYC hosted the J/109 North American Championship Regatta October 13-16. Photo by Dan Phelps

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by Molly Winans

Farrah Hall


e caught up with APS Chesapeake Racer Profile alumna Farrah Hall last month on a spectactular fall day with the dramatic backdrop of the U.S. Sailboat Show banners flying across the creek in downtown Annapolis. In between training sessions and competitions in Bulgaria, England, and Mexico, clearly itching to get out and enjoy the building whitecaps, Hall sat at the picnic tables in front of Compass Marketing—a sponsor of her campaign to represent the U.S. at the 2012 Olympics—primed for an afternoon of windsurfing practice off Horn Point with Maksymilian Wojcik from the Polish national sailing team. Currently considered the top-ranked windsurfer for the U.S., Hall has come a long way since she started windsurfing as a teenager in the late 1990s on the Magothy River and often needed a tow home for lack of tacking and gybing knowledge. Although she started sailing at the age of 13, she did not fall in love with it until she started boardsailing in high school. As a serious track and field athlete and Olympic distance triathlete, she had what it took to excel at the sport. While at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, from which she graduated in 2003, Hall founded the windsurfing club and worked at a windsurfing shop in Martha’s Vineyard in the summer. It was when Mike Gebhardt, a two-time Olympic medalist, visited the college that Hall learned that boardsailing was an Olympic sport. She began racing shortly thereafter and having thoughts of taking her windsurfing to the next level. Last June, Hall finished as the top American in the RS:X female class at the Sail for Gold Regatta in Weymouth, England. At print time, she was competing in the Pan American Games in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, where she was in third place. After the games, Hall will head to Australia to begin training for her next qualifying regatta, the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships, for which she qualified in January at the Miami OCR and where she will compete to qualify for the 2012 Olympics.

What was your most exciting recent event? Our first pre-Olympic qualifier in Weymouth [U.K.], in June stands out for me. It was a very well-run event. The windsurfers usually sail inside the harbor where it’s flat, but they changed that this time. Outside the harbor it’s completely different. There are big gusts and big waves and interesting coastal effects. On this one course, there are big cliffs that make this lane you can catch to go upwind. The second course is near a high peninsula which makes for a natural stadium, where people can sit on the hill and watch. It makes the course shifty but really interesting. You had to watch the shifts all the time. A couple of times, I was behind and saw opportunities to catch up with puffs—and manage to have good races even after bad starts. That’s my favorite kind of racing; you have to think all the time. Bulgaria was also exciting. It’s like the Hawaii of Eastern Europe. It has the same conditions everyday; it’s sunny and hot with a nice sea swell. You launch off the beach, which is always cool. There are the perfect conditions for planing—12 to 15 knots—every day. You get in a lot of races.

With all that traveling, do you have a social life? Not really. My social life is with the people on the racing circuit. I’m sort of an introvert, anyway. I do miss my really good friends, especially when they have big life events. I had a friend who had a baby and another one who bought a new home. It’s hard when I’m not home to celebrate those events with them.

What’s your fitness routine? I do heart-rate zone training where I build up a little more each week. Also, lifting, rowing, cycling, and running—hard, not far. I do speed workouts at intervals.

What’s new in your gear bag? Atlantis high-tech shirts. I wear them sailing, running, and to the gym. Wet suits are also important gear for me. The one I have on is Neil Pryde. It’s hard to find one that works well for windsurfing.

What do you do to unwind and get your mind off competing and training? I read constantly. I read fantasy, science fiction, and adventure. I just finished the Game of Thrones series.



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##ODU graduate Anna Tunnicliffe won U.S. Sailing’s Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year for 2008, 2009, and 2010. Photo by Walter Cooper


long with the sailing season winding down in northern latitudes comes the opportunity to recognize those sailors who have collected impressive regatta results at home in the United States and abroad in 2011. U.S. Sailing is currently accepting nominations for its 2011 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards. Through November 30, members of U.S. Sailing may nominate the one male and one female sailor they think has turned in the most outstanding on-the-water performance during the 2011 calendar year. Established in 1961 by U.S. Sailing and sponsored by Rolex Watch, U.S.A. since 1980, the annual presentation of the Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards rec-

ognizes sailors who have demonstrated on-the-water excellence at international and/or national events to earn their place in the history books. Anna Tunnicliffe and Stan Honey won the distinction for 2010. At the conclusion of the nomination period, a shortlist of nominees will be presented to a panel of sailing journalists, who will discuss the merits of each and vote by secret ballot to determine the individual award winners. The winners will be honored February 23, 2012, during a luncheon at the St. Francis YC in San Francisco, CA, when they will be presented with specially-engraved Rolex timepieces. Nominate winning sailors on the website at rolex.htm.

Sixty Years of Racing for the Broom

he 60th Gibson Island Yacht Squadron (GIYS) versus Sailing Club of the Chesapeake (SCC) Race for the Broom took place September 17 in six to 11 knots of breeze on the Magothy River. The race, formerly known as the GIYS/SCC Challenge, earned its name when an old broom with the burgee of the winning team tied to it, became the perpetual trophy. This year’s teams brought on the most intense competition in the history of the event as teams were applying true team racing principles to each race. Umpire Jack Lynch said in past years, it was like being an umpire for fleet racing, and he enjoyed watching true team racing at the 2011 event. After a much-debated, very questionable scoring versus penalty turns discussion, the GIYS burgee returned to the top of the broom. The camaraderie left any questionable “onthe-water gray areas” on the water. Commodores Walter Mitchell and Joe Tierney read a proclamation for this historic event, and John Sherwood, who has been involved in the race since the 1950s (although he has not sailed in it since the 1990s), wrote a terrific history. The NOR called for a junior on each boat. We particularly thank our juniors, two of whom gave up their first high school regatta for the season, Lilli Salvesen and Kyle Comerford, as well as Willy Comerford. Teams included John White, Bruce Empey, and Kyle Comerford; Art Libby, Jr., Kenny Comerford, and Willy Comerford; and our all women team, Susan Taylor, Donna Schlegel, and Lilli Salvesen. Susan and Donna quickly learned how competitve and aggressive our high school sailors are, and soon gave the job “the voice of the boat” to Lilli who brought her game face high school intensity with her.

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This year’s Race for the Broom had nice breeze, which made for fun sailing and a learning curve on team racing as many of these sailors have been part of this event for the last few years. Thanks to all the SCC sailors who represented the sailing club so well and made us all proud regardless of the outcome. At the end of the day, it was about celebrating 60 years, as Walter Mitchell put it. Find Sherwood’s history of the event and complete results at

##SCC commodore Joe Tierney removes the SCC Burgee from the traditional Broom Trophy so that GIYS commodore Walter Mitchell can fly the GIYS one from it. The trophy is displayed in the GIYS dining room year-round. Photo by Al Schreitmueller

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Safe and Snug Winter Storage


here’s a chill in the air—and in the water. As October winds to an end, many dinghy classes around the Bay wrap up their competitive seasons. And while a handful of classes start weekend frostbite series in November, most small boat sailors spend some time tucking their boats away for a winter respite. Many sailors will prepare their boats to face winter and then not check on them again until the ospreys return from their winter vacation down south. With four or more month intervening, it’s important to set your boat up for a nice winter’s nap. But how best to do so? Andrew Pimental builds JibeTech Snipes, Jet 14s, and Finns in Rhode Island, and as a longtime New Englander, he knows more than a thing or two about boats, cold, and snow. He offers some advice that applies to many types of dinghies. “Ideal storage is inside of course, but I’d rather have the car in the garage,” says Andrew, meaning no inside space for boats at his home. Instead, covering your hull the right way is key. “I think right-side up is best, because you don’t want the hull to get hot from the bottom cover being heated by the sun. The heat is the killer and makes the gel coat print like the glass fibers.” One thing to be sure of if you are using both top and bottom covers is to be sure that—no matter whether you store your boat right-side up or up-side down—the cover that faces the sun and rain wraps over the other cover. That way any precipitation flows off the boat rather than seeping down inside the other cover. To ensure maximum ##Photo by Al Schreitmueller performance from his boat covers, Andrew emphasizes, “I put a two-by-four or the boom across the deck to create a tent so that the rain doesn’t sit on the cover. And the top cover should be very tight. As long as the cockpit bailer is open, it won’t matter if the cover leaks at the mast hole a little. I like the ports open so the inside dries out.” I’m a little obsessive about my hull, so I always like to give it one last polish before I cozy her up for the winter inside top and bottom covers. But Andrew, who is a fiberglass guru, isn’t so precise. “I would imagine a polish would be good but I never have.” (Hmm, maybe I should use those few hours for something else!) What if you haven’t made the investment in a cover yet? Andrew advises: “If you don’t have a cover, I would put it upside down with a quick wax job. The sun will yellow the gel coat just a little, but not that bad.” Follow us!

If you’re worrying about not saving a space in your guest room for your dinghy hull? Not to worry. Andrew notes that “cold won’t affect the fiberglass. I once had my cockpit full of solid ice but it was fine.” Most dinghies spend the entire summer with their masts up; winter is a great opportunity to take your mast down to inspect fittings before next year’s season begins. Thoroughly rinsing your spars before storing them for the winter will help their longevity. And of course, it’s optimal to have your mast down in case of big winds or ice storms. Planning to sail a few frostbite afternoons? Some classes have a few winter quirks you need to be aware of. For example, if you’re racing Lasers, be sure your mast step is dry when you put your boat away for the week. If water remains there, it could freeze. When you arrive for the next week of frostbite racing, the bottom of your mast step could then effectively be an inch or more higher in the tube. While the wall of the mast step is reinforced to take the twisting, torquing forces of a mast that’s seated at the actual bottom of the mast step, move the “bottom” of the mast step higher, and you risk permanent, dramatic damage. To get the water out, grab a friend and flip your boat to drain the mast step. Or if you’ve left all your energy out on the race course, create a handy tool: may I suggest a paint stirrer with a sponge stapled to one end? Simply sponge it out! Other classes have other wants and needs; check with knowledgeable sailors in your fleet for more tips. Remember, most clubs and marinas will turn off their outdoor freshwater spigots over the winter, which means no rinse-down after coming out of the water. This won’t permanently hurt your boat as long as you’re willing to give your hull a little extra TLC in the early spring to wash any lingering salt and Bay “leftovers” off. As for me, as much as I’d like to think I’ll frostbite my Laser all the way through the winter until the 2012 spring season starts, it’s not likely to happen. Once the water gets down around 40 degrees, I’ll likely choose to do my “frostbiting” in Florida! About the Author: Annapolis sailor Kim Couranz sails Snipes, Laser Radials, and other dinghies out of Severn Sailing Association and beyond.

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Zimmerman Marine (ZMI) (below) recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. Since its founding in 1981, ZMI has grown from a Quonset shed with one dock and a railway to two locations in Virginia (Deltaville and Mathews) and more than 12,000 square feet of inside work space, 10 acres of outside space, and haulouts to 165,000 pounds. Founder and president Steve Zimmerman says, “You go through a lot of ups and downs and twists and turns over 30 years. I am proud of the consistency we have maintained over three decades. We are always learning, always improving, and always looking for better ways to serve our customers.” Well done, Steve and company.

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There’s a New Marina in Town

Orchard Beach Marina on Mill Creek near Annapolis officially opened October 1. The facility has a brand-new 17-slip floating dock with room for 25- to 80-footers. Orchard Beach Marina is part of an operation that includes the Chesapeake Harbour Marina, Chesapeake Harbour Yacht Services, and Annapolis Maryland Capital YC. (410) 268-1969 78 November 2011 SpinSheet

What an Artful Dredger

Harbor Dredge and Dock of Richmond, VA, (right) widened Jackson Creek near Deltaville, VA, this August. The project covered about 300 linear feet of the channel near the dog leg, between day markers 2 and 7. Excavators removed about 5000 cubic yards of muck. Barges loaded with about 50 cubic yards each were pushed to Deltaville Boatyard where the spoils were loaded onto dump trucks.

“39LE” Available Via SailTime/Hunter Partnership

The SailTime Group in Annapolis has teamed up with Hunter Marine to offer a limited edition, optimized sailboat. Savannah Grace, the “SailTime Hunter 39LE,” made a debut splash during the U.S. Sailboat Show this October, with her dark blue hull, gold accent striping, tawny canvas, and state-of-the-art features (below). The vessel is available at a special discounted price to owners and new boat buyers who are members of the SailTime fractional sharing program. Todd Hess, CEO of SailTime, says, “This January, we began visualizing how to celebrate our 10-year anniversary, and we felt that there’s a place for an elegant Hunter boat with special equipment for SailTime customers. We make sailors’ dreams of boat ownership happen when traditional boat ownership may not be affordable or practical.” SailTime has hubs in Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania, as well as across the country and in Europe and Australia.

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New Division for M Yacht Services

M Yacht Services (MYS) in Annapolis introduces M Blue, a division specializing in the upgrade of yachts for offshore passage making and cruising. The MYS crew’s years of offshore sailing and marine service experience perfectly complement the M Blue objective. The M Blue goal is to create yachts that are structurally sound, dependable, and safe, capable of extended offshore passage and independent cruising. M Yacht Services will continue operation as a full service rigging and marine repair facility.

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29' Century 2900 CC ‘06, NEW Garmin GPS 3210 w/large display. Transport included to East coast including FL. Low hrs on the Twin 25-hp Yamaha 4-strokes. New electronics. ASK $65,000. Contact BOEMARINE, 866-735-5926,,

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19’ Cape Dory Typhoon #727 ’74 Epoxy barrier coated; (2) mains, cover, 160 genoa, spinnaker; CDI furling; cockpit cushions; 5-hp Mercury; Typhoon OB bracket; Danforth w/chain. All very nice condition; Chestertown MD $4950, (610) 213-8421. Olympic Tornado Catamaran  MUST SELL! 2000 Marstrom Tornado complete with carbon mast, extensive sail inventory, carbon snuffer, Harken hardware and plenty of extras. Excellent track record. Stored inside. Contact 25’ Capri 25 ’81 Well maintained, raceready with Baltoplate bottom, Sobstadt Sails, spinnakers, SOLDstorm jib, etc. Yamaha 2.5-hp OB low hours. Lewisetta Marina. $2900 obo, , nspacheco@, 703-585-3451. 25’ Catalina ’81 Tall Rig Nissan 9.8 OB. New depth and knot meter, bottom paint in April 2011. Slip paid until May 2012. Contact David at (703) 980-3120 or $4,500

28' Sabre 1977 Classic Sabre 28' in great condition; rf, self-tail winches, wheel, new upholstery, diesel inboard, new head, alcohol stove, new bottom paint, well maintained. $11,000 (703) 988-9154. 29’ Cal 2-29 ‘77 Wheel, dsl, R/F, W/S/D inst. Recent main and 2 headsails. Two older spinnakers. Martec folding prop. Slip in Eastport until March 2012. $6900/Offer. Contact rogercc1@gmail. com, (443) 621-9842. 30’ Pearson ’74 Fun boat for the Bay. New engine, exc sails, roller furling, dodger, new teak, opening ports, barrier coated, new counters, new plumbing, upgraded shore power. $15,000 Herrington North - (571) 265-2633. 30’ Soverel, Artful Dodger ’80  Competitive Racer/Cruiser, dsl, 6’ Hdrm. Refurbished & major items replaced in 2009. Awlgrip hull/deck in 2010. Looks like new. Surveyors Fair Market Value $22k. Asking 20k. 2010 Survey available 410.474.6834

30’ Tartan 30 ‘72 Ready to sail w/4 sails. Water tight & very well maintained. Great sailing boat w/many extras including Awlgrip® and holding tank. $10,000 negotiable. Located Middle River, MD. Paul 925234-0232 or Joanie 781-799-4039.

26’ Bristol ’73 Classic Great sailing sloop. H. Herreshoff design. Thousands in upgrades since 2003. Electric start Honda 9.9, cabin cushions, Raytheon inst., teak hand rails, standing rigging, hatch AC. Asking $10,500 OBO (703) 764-1277

Beneteau 311 (32’) ‘99 Boat Show Special Every option available. New main & cover ’08, Dutchman system ’08, head refitted ’09, custom made winter cover, dinghy, $52,500 Must sell due to health problems. (410) 757-2050,

27’ Cape Dory ‘78 18-hp Yanmar dsl. Full keel, 4’ draft, blue water cruiser has sailed Chesapeake to Bahamas to Maine. Good condition, needs only cosmetic TLC. $12K. or 301-365-0714.

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.

28’ Classic Sabre ’73 w/Atomic-4 Good cond. Tiller steering, furling jib. Northern Bay. Best offer. Lee (570) 650-5360.

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,,

34’ Mason Sloop by PAE ’89 Beautiful Tashing-built yacht. Evolution of popular 33 Mason. Only one built. Discontinued due to high cost of manufacture for this size. Totally equipped. Ready to sail. $125,000 (954) 815-6364, 34’ Peterson ’78 Wind Harp Still competitive with recent second in Governor’s Cup. See for pictures. Beautiful cruiser with all amenities. $27,500. framboise214@, (443) 504-5147. 35’ Young Sun Cutter ‘83  Perry designed double ender, Yanmar dsl, radar, Aries vane, water maker, dodger, classic blue water cruiser. Hampton, VA $65,000 (407) 4886958. 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) 371-6679.

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

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1981 Sabre 34 MKII $42,000 Alerion 20 '09 ............................................. $36,000 Compac 20 '04 .......................................... $29,900 Harbor 25 '10.............................................. $95,000 Alerion 28 '06 ............................................. $88,000 Beneteau 281 '99........................................ $32,500 Bristol Channel Cutter 28 '81 '87 2 from..$89,900 Aloha 28 '83 ................................................ $14,900 Cape Dory 28 '82....................................... $28,500 Bayfield 29 '87............................................. $29,000 Bristol 29.9 ' 77........................................... $29,900 Dyer 29 '91.................................................. $84,000 Baba 30 '83................................................... $49,900 C&C 30 '88 3 from .................................... $34,900 Siedelmann 30T '85.................................... $19,500 Nonsuch 30 '83........................................... $39,900 Garden Gaff Cutter 30 '62 ..................... $30,000 Sabre 30 Mk III '87 ..................................... $39,900 Beneteau 31 '09........................................ $109,500 Catalina 310 '00.......................................... $63,500 Contest 31 '72 ............................................ $21,200 Tashiba 31 '86 ............................................. $75,000 Beneteau 321 '97........................................ $59,500 Cruisers3275 '03 ........................................ $59,900 Freedom 32 '83........................................... $32,000


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Westsail 32 '78 ........................................... $54,000 Beneteau 331 '03 2 from.......................... $79,000 J-Boats J/100 33 '05.................................... $99,000 Aloha 34 '84 ................................................ $49,500 Bavaria 34 '01.............................................. $78,900 Beneteau 343 '06 '08 2 from ................. $124,900 C&C 34 '80.................................................. $39,900 Catalina 34 '86 '90 2 from........................ $45,000 Sabre 34 MKII '81....................................... $42,000 Tartan 34 '71............................................... $25,000 Tartan 34 '86............................................... $59,500 Westerly Seahawk '85............................... $65,000 Allmand 35 '82 ............................................ $34,900 Beneteau 350 '89........................................ $46,900 Freedom 35 '94........................................... $79,900 Schock Sloop 35 '01................................... $64,500 Beneteau 361 '02...................................... $104,500 Beneteau 36s7 98....................................... $89,000 Beneteau 36.7 '02 '04 2 from .................. $99,000 Catalina 36 '95 ............................................ $75,900 Hunter 36 '05............................................ $119,800 Sabre 362 '94............................................. $115,000 Beneteau 373 '07...................................... $149,900 Beneteau Evasion 37 '82........................... $54,500


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Hunter 376 '97............................................ $85,000 Moody 376 '88............................................ $98,500 Beneteau 381 '98 '99 2 from ................... $94,900 Bristol 38.8 '86............................................ $99,500 Catalina 38 '85 ............................................ $45,000 Sabre 38 Mk II '89 .................................... $119,900 Sabre 38 '85................................................. $85,000 Wauquiez Hood 38 '84 '86 2 from ........ $89,900 Beneteau 390 '92........................................ $67,900 Beneteau 393 '02 '03 '06 5 from........... $129,000 Pearson 39 '89 ............................................ $88,000 Beneteau 40 '08........................................ $199,500 Beneteau Oceanis 400 '93...................... $114,900 Beneteau 40.7 '01..................................... $169,900 Catalina 400 '95 '98 2 from.................... $149,500 CS40 '88 ....................................................... $39,000 Delphia 40 '06 ........................................... $199,900 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 40.3 '05............. $169,000 Palmer Johnson NY 40 '78....................... $59,900 Hinckley Bermuda 40 '66 ....................... $124,900 Sabre 402 '97............................................. $229,000 Beneteau 411 '98 '00 2 from ................. $135,900 Beneteau 423 '03 '04 3 from ................. $185,000 Catalina 42 '93 .......................................... $110,000

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Vagabond Ketch 42 '84............................. $67,000 Pan Oceanic 43 '81 .................................. $109,500 Beneteau 43 '08 2 from .......................... $209,900 Irwin CC 43 '89........................................ $115,000 Beneteau 44.7 '05..................................... $229,900 Dean Catamaran 440 '02........................ $298,000 Concordia 44.5 '93 .................................... $69,000 Navy 44 '88.................................................. $65,000 Morgan 44 CC '90 ..................................... $89,000 Beneteau First 456 '85 .............................. $99,000 Howdy Bailey 45 '73................................ $164,900 Beneteau 461 '99 2 from........................ $160,000 Beneteau 46 '07........................................ $279,900 Leopard Catamaran 46 '09..................... $699,000 Tartan 4600 ' 93 ....................................... $279,000 Beneteau 47.7 '04..................................... $298,500 Compass 47 '81 .......................................... $98,000 Wauquiez 47 PS '08................................. $549,000 Beneteau 49 '07 2 from .......................... $350,000 Beneteau Mooring 505 '02..................... $195,000 Beneteau 50 '07........................................ $585,000 Nexus 600 Catamaran '10 ..................$1,360,000 Beneteau 64 '03........................................ $850,000 Franz Maas 76 '74..................................... $499,000


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38’ Catalina 387 ’04 with roller furl main and jib, inverter, Kato davit, 2 AC units, elect windlass, Raymarine electronics, DVD, flat screen, CD. Great condition. Asking $165,000. 703-282-2720. 38’ Irwin 38 Center Cockpit ’84 Bristol Irwin 38 for sale great lakes boat. Ready to cruise. Owners plans have changed. E-mail for complete info. Many upgrades. This boat is ready to go. Asking $62,500 (814) 453-5322,

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

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

GRAND SOLEIL 50 '06 Judel/Vrolik designed Performance Cruiser with steel grid. Completely loaded and ready to cruise. Immaculately maintained by original owner. Asking price $549K. Please call Harold @ Annapolis Yacht Company 410-2687171.

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more than you expect 30’ Bristol Sloop ’81 The yacht recently had her interior teak refinished and her price reduced to $27,500. See full specs at www.adventure-yachts. com or call 410-626-2851. 38' Bruce Robert "Spray" Cutter Fiberglass hull, traditional Gaff Cutter Rigging. The yacht has teak and mahogany accents $20k OBO Serious inquires only (484) 241-5213.



41’ Hunter ’01 Fully equipped and well maintained. Fifty % co-ownership $69,500. Located in Oxford. Call Hank (484) 680-2312 or

42’ Albin Nimbus ’81 $87500 Illness forces sale. Completely refit 2010-2011 to cruise the ICW to Florida the Bahamas and beyond. Our miss fortune is your gain. New state of the art equipment from AC to Radar. A Complete list of upgrade and refit projects is available. This is a US Coast Guard documented vessel with no liens. Cruise the Bay, our Oxford MD slip included through Pictures on December 2011. 9 4 3 3 1 7 1 3 . h t m l ,, Call (215) 262-2482.

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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.

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

36’ Packet Craft Express Built by Island Packet, and has been lift kept. Shows extremely well. Asking $229,500. See full specs at www.Adventure-Yachts. com or call 410 626-2851. 38’ C&C Landfall ’82  This classic performance cruiser is well worth a look. A newer main (2005) and other upgrades have kept her young. Asking $49,900. See pics and specs at www. or call 410-6262851.

• Deltaville, VA 23043 804-776-7575 • • Annapolis, MD 21403 410-267-8181 • GRAND SOLEIL 46.3 2000 Recently upgraded in 2008-09 (including blue Awlgrip) and just launched July '11 with fresh bottom and all systems ready to go. Asking $249K Contact: Harold @ Annapolis Yacht Company 410-268-7171 or

CATALINA 470 '01 Loaded veteran of the Bahamas and Caribbean. One owner well cared for vessel with every imaginable option for long distance voyaging. Asking $269K Contact Harold @Annapolis Yacht Company 410-268-7171 or GRAND SOLEIL 40 '07 Very lightly used high performance cruiser with a great equipment list. Price has been reduced for a quick sale, replacement cost is $450K and asking price is only $329,000. Call Harold @ Annapolis Yacht Company 410-268-7171.

AMEL MANGO 53' 1988 Incredibly strong and simple to handle offshore cruiser. This one has been around the globe and is ready to go out again! Asking $249,000. Contact Harold @ Annapolis Yacht Company 410-2687171.

29’ Bayfield ‘87 Lovely clipper bow on pocket cruiser in great cond. Yanmar dsl, good electronics, roller furling headsails. It’s all there! $29,000. Photos at www. or call Jonathan (804) 436-4484. 33’ J/100 ’05 Just Reduced to $99,000  Excellent shape, sails continuously upgraded, great race record and a fun boat to sail. Contact Bob Oberg at (410) 267-8181 or Bob@

34’ Catalina 34 ’86 Clean and well equipped with refrigeration, all new canvas, chartplotter, dinghy and outboard, and more. Asking $45,000. Call Denise at (410) 267-8181 or 34’ Westerly Seahawk ‘85 British built center cockpit twin keel cruiser w/ new bottom, new engine, new genoa etc. $65,000 or offers! Photos at or call Jonathan (804) 436-4484.

36’ Catalina 36 ’95 Cruise equipped with AC and electronics. Estate wants boat sold soon. In Annapolis asking only $75,900 Contact Dan at 410-570-8533 or

40’ New York ‘78 Classic IOR raceboat now used for cruising. Could be great bluewater boat for those who appreciate performance. $59,900. Photos at www. Call Jonathan (804) 436-4484 for the scoop! 41’ Beneteau 411 ’00 Nicely equipped with lots of extras and nice toys! Sailed & maintained by knowledgeable owner on the Bay. Amazing condition! $174,900 Please contact Tim at 410-267-8181

38’ Sabre 38’ MkII ’89 Gorgeous C/B model! Equipped with elec windlass, A/C, Refrigeration, and more. Owners are moving up in size. Priced to sell quickly. Call Denise at (410)267-8181 or

43’ Beneteau ’08 Great gear, full batten main sail, set up for single handed sailing and more. Health issue forces sale. Annapolis. Asking only $249,900, bring offers! Contact Dan 410-570-8533 or

39’ Beneteau 390 - 2 available! Starting at $67,900. Outstanding value!! Both are extremely clean and ready to sail. Loaded with great gear. Please contact Dan at 410-267-8181 or dan@

44’ Beneteau 44.7 ’05 Lack of use forces sale. Very low hrs on Yanmar engine. A/C-heat and great electronics. Make a reasonable offer now. In Annapolis. Asking $229,900 contact Dan 410-570-8533 or Dan@

39’ Beneteau 393 ‘02 Loaded with great gear, A/C-heat, 4KW Panda generator, TVs and much much more. In Baltimore! Contact Dan 410-570-8533 or Dan@

46’ Beneteau 46 ’07 Cruise equipped, great gear, TV, electronics, canvas and more. Lack of use forces sale. In Annapolis. Asking only $279,900, bring all offers! Contact Dan 410-570-8533 or

39’ Beneteau 393 Three Available Very clean 2 & 3 cabin models from $129,000. Some are loaded with great gear, others are equipped for pleasurable coastal cruising. Contact Tim at 410-267-8181 tim@

49’ Beneteau 49 ’07 Classic Rig – Yanmar Engine – Raymarine Electronics – Well equipped, immaculately maintained. “Riptide” offers performance and comfort in one complete package. Reduced to $350,000 Call Paul Rosen at 410-2678181 Or paul@annapolisyachtsales. com 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 410267-8181 paul@annapolisyachtsales. com 52’ Beneteau 523 ’06 ‘The best of the best.’ Equipped for Bay sailing and Caribbean cruising. Dark blue hull, great electronics, new sails, more. Annapolis. Asking only $464,900 Contact Dan 410570-8533 or Dan@

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30’ Cape Dory MK II ‘90 This is a full keel cruising boat that is in near perfect cond.. Her varnish shines & she is very clean. Not to be mistaken with the original version, the mk II is beamier and has much more room. $55,000 757480-1073 32’ Hunter Vision ‘91 The Vision is the model with the big mainsail, unstayed mast & small furling jib. This makes her easy to get around on and easy to sail. There is lots of interior volume & a private aft cabin. She is clean & nice. Ready to sail $29,900 www.bayharborbrokerage. com, 757-480-1073 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 $109,500 757-480-1073 Catalina 400 mkII ’01  Centerline aft berth, BIG cockpit with two wheels, radar, Air, 300 engine hrs. Excellent cond. $155,000 For further details please go to www.bayharborbrokerage. com or call 757-480-1073


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41’ Bristol 41.1 K/CB Center Cockpit '83. Excellent condition, new main, just varnished, satin interior, blue hull! BOAT SHOW SPECIAL to 10/17 $149,500, (410) 269-0939

32' C&C 99 Three available 2003 / 2004 - Blue, Black & White ones. One with carbon rig. Call for the details on them all. All equipped for racing & Cruising. We have the one you want! Starting at $99,000. Crusader Yacht Sales 410-269-0939

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

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

42' Endeavour '85 Center Cockpit featuring better than average condition. 2011 Electronics upgrades, Perkins Diesel, Electric Windlass, and full cockpit enclosure. Sail her to the Bahamas this Fall! $115,000 CYS 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.

43' Tartan 4300 ‘8 Dry sailed in Annapolis. Very lightly used, but very well equipped. Epoxy Hull, Carbon Rig, Pocket Boom, Genset, Air, Thruster, Dual 12" Radar/Plotters (E120s). Many custom upgrades, over 650k to replace. $525,000. Crusader Yacht Sales 410-269-0939

44' Tartan 4400 ‘08 This one has it all....Genset, Air, thruster, leisure furl boom, Radar / Plotters & More. Ready for offshore or inshore cruising. Replacement value over 720k a very smart value if you are considering new. $585,000 Crusader Yacht Sales 410269-0939

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

41’ Morgan Out Island 416 ’82 Ketch rig center cockpit – Loaded! Dual zone AC / Heat, generator, full cockpit enclosure, AP, frig, freezer, many recent upgrades $69,500 Call Tony Tumas Cell 443-5535046 (day or eve), Office: (800) 2761774 for complete Email:Tony@ Visitdetails. us at the, www. Boat Show! 43’ Hunter Legend ’91  Clean! Many upgrades, Ready for immediate cruising! Newer sails, cutter rig, AC/ Heat, 3 cabins - convertible office w/twin bunks, $109,900 Call Tony Tumas Cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), Office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details. Email:,



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

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SELECTED BROKERAGE 240 Hunter ‘02 .............. $ 12,900 260 Hunter ‘02 .............. $ 27,000 28 S2 8.6 ’85 ............... $ 16,900 28 Hunter ‘90 ............. $ 24,900 29.5 Hunter ‘97 .............. $ 34,999 30 Hunter ’81 ............... $ 15,000 30 Hunter ‘86 ............... $ 30,000 31 Allmand ‘80............. $ 22,000 31 Pearson ‘87 ............. $ 39,500 32 Gemini ‘91 .............. $ 48,000 33 Hunter ’81 .............. $ 18,000 33 Pearson '89 ............. $ 49,000 33.5 Hunter '92 ............... $ 44,000 34 Hallberg Rassy ‘76 .. $ 49,900 35.5 Hunter ’87 .............. $ 34,500 36 Hunter ’08 .............. $169,000 36 Hunter '10 ............... $170,000

376 Hunter ’96 ............... $ 84,000 376 Hunter ‘97 ............... $ 72,000 376 Hunter ‘97 ............... $ 84,000 38 Hunter ’06 ............... $147,000 380 Hunter ’00 ............... $110,000 380 Hunter ‘02 ............... $119,000 380 Hunter ’02 Sloop..... $120,000 41AC Hunter ’07 ............. $199,000 42DS Jeanneau '11........... $250,000 420 Hunter ’04 ............... $175,000 426 Hunter ‘03 ............... $189,000 456 Hunter ’03 ............... $235,000 460 Hunter ‘00 ............... $170,000 460 Hunter ‘01 ............... $199,000 460 Hunter ‘02 ............... $169,900 52.2 Jeanneau '96 ........... $255,000 530CC Pearson ’81 ........ $249,000

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32’ C&C ’99 If you are looking for a great opportunity to find a very well cared for C & C 99, then 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. Offered at $99,500 for quick sale. Please call David at 410-280-2038 x 15 for appointment or Email at David@ J/32 ’01 Shoal draft 4’10” and fantastic cond. New dodger, bimini & wheel cover, new chart plotter, 3 blade max prop, and very light use. The shoal draft is perfect for the Chesapeake. Original owners are retiring from sailing. She is well priced and needs nothing. $111,900, call Paul Mikulski 410-961-5254 paul@ 34’ 1994 Beneteau First Class 10 If you want to win, than this is a boat to look at!!!! The Purple boat has always been the boat to beat. Now you have a chance to continue this winning tradition. The Purple Boat is now offered at $36,000! Time to win some silver…410-280-2038 Please Call Ken Comerford at 410-9911511. 34’ J 34s The J 34c Has a open layout that is great while on the hook or during an overnight passage. Come talk to the original J Daddy Paul Mikulski. He has two very nice listings he would like to show you, so please call for an appointment. Call direct 410-9615254…

34’ Tartan 1986 New listing! 2nd generation S&S model; masthead/double spreaker rig; Scheel keel 4’6” draft; 27 hp Yanmar; RF genoa; self tailers; sleeps 6. Priced to sell at $49,500. Contact Rick Casali 410-279-5309 or 35’ 1986 C&C 35 MKIII This is a very nice clean boat that will make a nice cruiser or great club racer. To Learn more please call David Malkin 410-2802038. This boat is price to sell as his NEW Dufour is on the way. Offered at $41,500 (410) 280-2038. 37’ B&C ’05 Grand Soleil Win races in style. Extra tall rig & deep keel make this Grand Soleil an outstanding performer in PHRF and IRC. ORC cat 1 certified. She has a beautiful Italian crafted teak interior w/full cruising amenities. You won’t find a nicer dual purpose yacht. $259,000 Contact David at 410-2802038 or David@Northpointyachtsales. com Cape Fear 38 ’02 Major price reduction owner says sell....A winning race record & a comfortable cruising interior. Shoal draft with A-kites make this an easy boat to have fun with. Now offered at $119,000. You need to see this boat! Contact David at (410) 280-2038 or 40’ J120s North Point has two J 120s. If you want a very competitive boat that likes to be in the ocean and race on the bay than you need to look at the J 120s. The Class is looking into forming a J 120 class here on the bay to race One Design! Call us to learn more 410-2802038 40’ Archambault A40RC ’08  Just Reduced!!!! If you are looking for a Newer IRC race ready boat than look no further. Jubilee is a fast boat that would be very happy in the ocean or great for local sailing. Please Call Ken Comerford at 410-991-1511 for further information. Offered at 275,000!!!

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41’ Bristol Center Cockpit 1989 among last built; dark blue hull; new varnish; new Yanmar diesel; new genset; new A/C-heat; in-mast furling; radar; A/P; cruising chute; windlass; custom built & one owner. Price just reduced to $145,000. Rick Casali 410-279-5309 or

36’ Hunter ’08 Captain’s Lady is a oneowner 36 that has been meticulously maintained. Equipped with In-Mast Furling, Raymarine C80 GPS/Plotter, Auto-Pilot, AC/Heat, freezer & much more. $169,000 Norton Yacht Sales (804) 776-9211, www.nortonyachts. com 38’ Hunter ’06  Airam is a beautiful sailboat & like new. Equipped with inmast furling, ST60 upgrade, Bose system, AC/Heat, Stereo/CD, TV/DVD, & much more. $147,000. Norton Yacht Sales, (804) 776-9211, www. 376 Hunter ’97 Zephyrus is a well maintained vessel with AC/Heat, Stereo/ CD, Autopilot, VHF radio, GPS/Plotter/ Radar, and more. Great cond. $84,000. Norton Yacht Sales (804) 776-9211, 426 Hunter ’03 Dolly G A cruiser with ample space below & walk-thru transom. Sleeps 6 & equipped with Raymarine RL80CRC/GPS,Autopilot, In-Mast Furling, 2 TVs/2 Stereos, AC/ Heat,Generator,2 heads/shower & much more. $189,000 Norton Yacht Sales (804) 776-9211, www. 456 Hunter ’03  Check Formation is a beautiful cruiser that has been professionally maintained. Equipped with in-mast furling, lewmar winches, CD, TV/Stereo, Ray Marine E120 color chart plotter, AC & much more. $235,000. Norton Yacht Sales (804) 776-9211, 460 Hunter ’01  Sweet N’ Slow is a stunningly beautiful vessel equipped with teak interior, TV/DVD, Sirius radio, AC/Heat, In-Mast furling, E-80 Raymarine, & MUCH MORE! $199,000 Norton Yacht Sales (804) 776-9211,

37’ Tartan Sloop Blackwatch ‘69 Lovely, traditional, centerboard design. Hull topsides were painted by Hinckley, FBG cabin sides (not wood), 3’10” draft with board up, wheel, Yanmar dsl etc. Recently reduced to $22,500. OBYS 410-226-0100 40’ Hinckley B-40 MK III ’77  Exceptional, one owner vessel that has been extremely well taken care of and upgraded her whole life. Hauled every winter and stored in building. Total awlgrip, replaced standing rigging in ’05. Call for complete details. Asking $170,000 OBYS 410-226-0100

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View boats online S-2 8.5 ’83 Willowind 28 Sloop w/ wheel steering, RF, full batten main, Autohelm 3000, 15-hp Yanmar dsl, clean, well, maintained, ready to go. Asking:$14,900 Call Regent Point Marina @ 804-758-4457 www. 25’ Cal MK 2-25 ’78 Dragon Lady Great Sailing Pocket Cruiser, 15-hp Inboard OMC Sail-Drive, Roller Furling, 150 genoa, Asking $6,500 Call: Regent Point Marina@ 804-758-4457 www. 28’ Hunter 285 ’87  Brown Eyed Girl” Very clean cruiser, new sails, RF, Bimini, new thru hulls, Yanmar dsl in excellent cond., Ready to Go Sailing: Asking:$14,900 Call Regent Point Marina @ 804-758-4457 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) 7584457 31’ Tartan 310 ’88  Bora Bora Quality cruiser, AP, Adler Barbour refrigeration, RF, bimini, Lazy Jacks, sleeps 7 w/ Pilot berth, Ready to Go. Asking $49,950 Call Regent Point Marina @ 804-758-4457

30’ Sabre Sloop ‘93 Wonderful size cruiser, lightly used, bimini, CP cushions, updated interior cushions, sleeps 6 and much more. Just reduced to $38,000. OBYS 410-226-0100

35’ Hunter Legend 35.5 ’94 Art’s Place Furling main and genoa, AC/Heat, dual strms, many features, clean boat ready to GO! Asking: $52,900 Regent Point Marina 804-758-4457www.

34’ Irwin Sloop ‘79 This is a lovely, and well maintained vessel. 4’ Draft with the board up, Yanmar dsl engine, AP, GPS, roller furling, bimini, dodger, nav station and much more! Great family cruiser and just reduced to $18,500 OBYS 410-2260100

37’ Beneteau Envision ’83 Ideal liveaboard. Rare center cockpit pilothouse design ketch. One of only a few made, Set up for major cruising, Duel helm stations, 3 cabin layout, 2 heads. $59,500 PRICE REDUCED. Call Regent Point marina @804-758-4457

RogueWave Yacht Sales Your Choice for Blue Water Boats! Orion 50 Ketch ’83 Rare find! TaShingbuilt, sought-after three-stateroom, center cockpit ketch. Capable world voyager with over $150K refit in the past year! Fast and easy to sail. Ready to sail away. Priced right. $329K 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 boat cruising boat, call RogueWave at 410 571-2955. Check out our Buyer’s Agent Services. By Appointment Only! Cape Dory 36 Cutter ’90 Carl Alberg design, 40 years’ proven , still in production. Caribbean vet! New electronics, powerful autopilot, wind vane steering, new cushions, dinghy & outboard! Reduced $89K RogueWave YS (410) 571-2955. 25’ Paceship ’68 $6,400 Full keel. Great cruising boat. Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171.

Tayanna Vancouver 42 Cutter ’80 Awesome capable blue water boat with no teak decks, new electronics, nice pullman berth to port and single aft cabin, great storage, great opportunity. Reduced $89K RogueWave YS (410) 571-2955.

28’ Sabre ’76 $14,900 Sale Pending. New engine (50 hrs), new batteries. Ready to go cruising boat. Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171.

30’ Seafarer ’83 $1,5900 A good sturdy boat. An inexpensive way to go cruising. Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171. 31’ Hunter ’84 $19900. A great cruising boat for a very reasonable price. Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171. 35’ Island Packet ’89  $94,500 Cutter rigged, Ready to go! Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171. 35’ Young Sun Mackinaw Cutter ’81 $49500. This is an experienced blue water cruiser. Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171. 38’ Morgan 382 ’81  $44,900 Completely equipped for offshore cruising. Sailing Associates (410) 2758171. 41’ Formosa Ta Chiao ’77  $59,000 Very well maintained and is ready to go. Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171.

Saga 43 ’95 Bob Perry’s modern performance cruiser, fast and fun to sail. Spacious interior. Two staterooms, two heads and a quarter berth. Low maintenance, great sailing boat. Like sailing fast? Love Bold Spirit. $215K 410-571-2955

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27’ Hunter ’77 $7,000 Completely refurbished. Hull is painted elegant burgundy. Looks new. Must see. Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171.

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

Hallberg Rassy 39 ’00 A beautiful, capable sailing machine and civilized center cockpit cruising sailboat with two staterooms, large head, safe galley, excellent storage, solar and wind power. Nobeltec navigation. Sail now! $299K 410 571-2955

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Ready to GO! Silver Lynx 57 ‘05 Laurent Giles Aluminum Yawl, South African built for high latitudes just refit, new Awlgrip, ready to go NOW. $549K! Moody 54 Center Cockpit ‘01 Sought after blue water cruising vessel. Three-stateroom layout. Fully equipped with complete cruising gear and 2010 electronics. Ready to go South. $540K! Hallberg Rassy 49 Ketch ’88 Completely equipped blue water center cockpit voyager, new teak decks, well maintained, in good order. One of few boats ready to go NOW. $354K Orion 50 Ketch ’83 .......................$329K Stevens 47 Cutter ’83 ...................$139K Morgan 44 CC ’88 .........................$129K Antiqua 44 ’88 ..............................$139K Saga 43 ’96 ...................................$215K Norseman 400 ’89 ........................$289K Valiant 42 ’04 ................................$349K Valiant 42 ’95 ................................$219K Valiant 40 ’78 ................................$139K

Hallberg Rassy 39 ........................$289K Ovni 39 ’94 ...................................$159K Tashiba 36 ’87 ..............................$119K Tayana 37 ’78 .................................$69K Pacific Seacraft 37 ’92 ..................$159K Tayana 37 ’85 .................................$89K Cape Dory 36 ’90 ............................$89K Tartan T3500 ’01 ..........................$159K Cabo Rico 34 ’90 .............................$79K

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45CC Morgan ‘98 Meticulously maintained by orig. owners: Dual A/C, elect. windlass, in-mast Z-Spar furler, 135% furling genoa, Sunbrella canvas, inflatable w/motor. Full winter cover. $189,000. Call 800-960-TIDE or 800699-SAIL. Go to www.tidewateryachts. com.



310 Hunter ‘99 Perfect Bay cruiser with A/C (new ‘08), lazy jacks, 110% furling genoa, autopilot, Garmin GPS, bimini, drip-less stuffing box (new ‘10), 425 eng hrs. $52,900. Call 800-960TIDE or 800-699-SAIL. Go to www.



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320 Catalina ’04 Lightly used w/only 318 eng. hrs! Raymarine electronics, 135% furling genoa, double spreader mast, anchor windlass, dodger, bimini, connector & canvas pkg. $84,900. Call 800-960-TIDE or 800-699-SAIL. Go to

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

41’ AC Hunter ‘06 Nicely equipped w/ lots of extras: In-mast furling, A/C, electric windlass, deck wash-down, bimini, SS davits & outboard mount. Freshly painted bottom. Only 247 eng. hours! $184,900. Call 800-699-SAIL or 800-960-TIDE. Go to

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 & 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 @ $39,500 obo. Photos & details @ or call John Kaiser @ 410-923-1400 office or 443-223-7864 cell.

1992 44' Island Packet "Slow Dancing" A beautifully maintained, dark blue awlgrip hull, example of a classic offshore cruising cutter. Ready for her next owners adventures! Hundreds of photos @ or call John Kaiser for a personal inspection @ 443-223-7864 cell anytime Asking an aggressive $199,900.00 OBO.

TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY 27’ US Yachts ‘83 Keel fiberglass cruising sloop, good cond., Volvo dsl, wheel steering, RF, Sea Scouts, $3400, obo, Steve Alexander 301-646-0805,, www.ship7916. org

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8 ft El Toro Sailing dink w/rig and Sail. $450 14 ft Force Five w/Mast and sail. $650 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. 1974 Dufour 24. Main, 2 jibs. Volvo Diesel. Clean and sound. $3,500. 1975 Bristol 24. Main, 2 jibs. Sturdy small cruiser. Depth finder, compass. 8 HP Yamaha. $1,500.

Arnold Professional Pharmacy, Arnold, MD Back River Outfitters, Hampton, VA Boat Trailer Service, Norfolk, VA Mile Marker “0” Marine Supplies, Portsmouth, VA

1975 Ericson 25 keel model sloop. Main, Genny & spin. dry boat. Above average. $1,800.

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1985 Hunter 25.5. Main, Jenny, Jib. Good Condition. $3,000.

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1976 Pearson 26. Fin keel sloop. 4-cycle O/B. $1,500. 1974 Pearson 26. Fin keel sloop. Yamaha 8HP 4-cycle long-shaft. $1,500. 1977 Hunter 30. Keel model. Yanmar Diesel. Wheel steering. Main, and Genoa. Sound and good condition. $6,500. 1984 Catalina 30. Universal diesel. Wheel, R/F Main, R/F Genoa. $8,000.

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

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

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A Chesapeake Boatyard Brings New Life to a Classic

##Morning Reveille. Photo by Dick Cooper and courtesy of Guy Gauvin of Hinckley Yacht Services


erving Maryland and beyond for years, Hinckley Yacht Services has been working on a 47-year-old gem of a sailboat on and off for five months, mostly at the company’s Annapolis yard. Happy to share the back story with us, general manager Guy Gauvin says, “Scott and Barb Millar have always loved the traditional lines of the Hinckley Bermuda 40 (B40). They had been sailing out of the Sassafras River for the past eight years and often saw Actaea, a Hinckley B40 MK III, sail past. They couldn’t help but admire her. Their previous sailboat was a Cape Dory 25, and they were looking for a larger boat with more creature comforts and elbow room so they could sail comfortably for multiple days.” Guy adds, “Scott happened to be working near Ocean City, NJ, and found an ad for Reveille, a 1964 Hinckley B40 Custom, that was nearby. He took a look at her, and it was love at first sight. Walking from the stern to the bow, he saw that the deck was clear and spacious, and down below, he saw the beautiful Mahogany craftsmanship.” “What attracted the Millars to Reveille was that she was obviously well cared for and had been maintained in her original condition. A story that Scott found on the Internet said the original owner was sailing on Narragansett Bay on an all-wood Concordia 40 in November 1963. It was cold and rough. When he got to

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shore, he called Henry Hinckley, ordered Reveille, and donated the Concordia to charity. Ownership passed to his son in the 70s, and the Millars purchased her from the next owner in 2011,” he says, adding, “After purchasing Reveille, the Millars started prioritizing the improvements that they wanted to make. The first job was to update the 47-year-old electrical wiring. This involved relocating the battery and the hard-to-reach power panels and adding all new wiring throughout the boat to make her ABYC compliant. Second was to replace the original head with a VacuFlush system and add a holding tank and shower. While refitting the head, the Hinckley craftsmen also built a custom shower pan and veneered the interior to match the rest of the interior woodworking.” “When the interior work was complete, she had her bottom soda blasted and epoxy sealed, and then the topsides where painted with a fresh coat of Awlgrip flag blue. We just recently had a section of her toe-rail replaced and then stripped her varnish to bare wood and then built it up with 12 coats of epithane varnish. Future improvements will include the rigging, a generator, and air conditioning,” Guy explains. If you know an interesting story about a classic vessel and/or boatyard on the Chesapeake Bay, send a high-resolution photo and some details to

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