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or my paddleboard. Friends who make me laugh. The new SLAM rain pants that got me through the Annapolis Sailboat Show. AIS iPhone apps. GPS to keep us from bumping in the mud, to guide us home in the fog. Friends, who weren’t yet runners but accepted the challenge to cruise to St. Michaels for a 5K race in May. My 14-year-old niece Mia who adeptly steered a 74-schooner, paddleboard, 39-foot racer-cruiser, and jon boat, all in a four-day visit in June. An extraordinary full moon rise from the Rhode River that made us think the Eastern Shore was on fire. Fireworks at anchor with friends. Good anchorage recommendations. New anchorages we discovered this season: St. Leonard’s Creek and Dividing Creek. Swimming in nettle-free Still Pond. A windy August. Ginger beer. Davis’ Pub crab pretzel. Steady 12-knot breezes. Blue herons. Time to sail. Passing and waving to friends out on the water. Strangers who wave as we spin the boat in Ego Alley. Eating grilled white corn, zucchini, and salmon in the cockpit as the sun sets. The cormorant I watched catch a snake along the Naval Academy seawall last week. Sunny days. Stars. Anchoring “in the backyard” at Whitehall Bay. Morning reading time in the cockpit. My family. My beau, my captain. Friends. Good health. Race committee volunteers. Other volunteers: invitation-sending, auction-item-gathering, website-updating, ticket-collecting, crowd-directing volunteers and all others who make so many cool regional regattas and waterfront parties happen, season after season. Chesapeake sailors. Racers, cruisers, daysailors, circumnavigators, meanderers, old boat fixer-uppers, those on the pointy end: without your passion, I would be out of work.

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##Stimpy on deck. Photo by Chelsea Bauer

SpinSheet writers and photographers who work for peanuts or nada: without your passion and time, the pages of the magazine would be blank. All who advertise in these pages: without your support, there would be no pages. SpinSheet’s distribution team: without your hard work, we would all have to drive to a storage unit to pick up the magazine every month. SpinSheet readers. SpinSheet staffers (see “friends who make me laugh”). Fall leaves. Roasting turkey onboard (see page 17). Chelsea Bauer, a sailor and skilled photographer who sent this pretty photo we considered

for the November cover—but as much as many cruisers and I dig boat cats, SpinSheet and its cover should always be about people who love sailing (see “Chesapeake Bay sailors”). Thanks to sailors. What are you thankful for this season? Send a note to molly@spinsheet. com and we will post a Sailors Give Thanks blog at before the holiday. Happy Thanksgiving!

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have sailed more than 40,000 offshore miles and have never suffered from seasickness, but many of my crewmates have not been so lucky. I have watched helplessly as they have suffered, sometimes for many days at sea. Commercial remedies work with varying degrees of success, but none seemed to work after the onset of nausea and all had side effects. Two years ago, a friend joined us in the Grenadines for a week of sailing despite suffering from motion sickness all of her life. Each time we sailed, she would get nauseated. Two months ago, I received an email from her describing her discovery of a cure for her motion sickness: the use of an ear plug placed in the nondominant ear (left ear for a right-handed person, right ear for a left-handed

person). After inserting the ear plug, nausea disappeared in a few minutes! Recently, I was sailing on an Outbound 48 from the Chesapeake Bay to Newfoundland. The first night offshore, two of the crew became nauseated with one severely enough to be heaving over the rail. I had discussed the ear plug performance with one of them before the trip, so he had brought a supply of foam plugs with him. I had mistakenly told them to insert the plug into their dominant ear. He gave one to the sicker crewmate and inserted one into his own dominant ear. Within minutes the nausea went away for both of them. They both kept their ear plug in for the five offshore days until we reached Halifax with no nausea problems. When we did the jump from Nova Scotia to New-

foundland, both crew used the plugs again and neither had any nausea issues. This would indicate that the ear that is used in not critical. I have done an Internet search and found many descriptions of ear plugs to prevent motion sickness—there are some plugs specifically sold for this application—yet, in my 50 years of sailing I have never heard of this procedure. I would like to accumulate more data points and invite readers who try this “cure” to send to me a description of their experiences. If I receive sufficient responses, I will publish them in a subsequent letter. Randy Williamson Wilmington, DE

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eet SpinSheet’s new administrative assistant, Allie Nataro. After earning her English degree from Longwood University in Farmville, VA, and working for a year on State Circle in Annapolis, the Maryland native decided that if she did not make a move while young, she might never do it: she moved out west to Durango, CO. As a competitive cyclist since the age of 12, Allie was drawn in by the mountain biking scene among other adventurous possibilities and stayed for five and a half years before returning home to family last spring. “It’s so nice to be back,” she says. If we gave awards for interview performances, Allie would have won three at SpinSheet. One for the quirkiest job: sales for a high-end model train sound system company. Two for the funniest—well really, the only bear-inthe-kitchen story. Three for telling us that if she could go from zero knowledge to becoming an expert model train railroader, she could figure out sailing. Her J/World sailing lessons in a gale her first week at work were “awesome, scary, really fun,” she says. Does she want to sail more? “Yes, the sooner the better.” When she is not working (you may still find her on weekends at Bike Doctor in Crofton, where she has worked on and off for half her life), Allie enjoys cycling, cross-country skiing, trail running, and anything she can 12 November 2013 SpinSheet

do with her 2.5-year-old German Wirehaired Pointer Rylee. Next year, she plans to run a 10K and a triathlon and do some bike races as well as compete in an adventure race with her dog. As for life at SpinSheet, Allie says, “I love it. It’s so nice to work with people I like, and it’s cool that we have dogs here.” Welcome, Allie!

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Dress Warm and Sail On by Beth Crabtree


he key to cold weather sailing is “A great insulating hat is a key piece the right gear, so we asked three to keeping warm, but you really have to frostbiters for their best advice. shop around in order to find the right Kristen Berry, Director at J/World combination of fit and style. As for gloves, Sailing School begins, “After years of I love snowboarding mittens. You can bankrupting myself every fall in prepaoften find last year’s model online for ration for frostbite racing, cold southcheap, and you don’t need finger dexterbound deliveries, and those days when ity for most sailing needs—and when you the iguanas fall out of the trees in Key do, you want your actual fingers to do the West, this is what I’ve learned: The base work. Finally, I think good boots are key. layer is where I would recommend most Look outside the box. I wear Dubarrys, people put the bulk of their resources. but mostly because I would be afraid that I love my Patagonia Capilene tights and shirts. They come in different weights, and the long sleeved silkweight is my go-to first layer year round. I recently got a pair of Gill hydrophobe trousers, which are half wetsuit, half running tights, and 100 percent perfect for ##There was snow on ground, but the racing was hot during chilly sailing. the 2011 IC midwinters. Photo by Al Schreitmueller I wore them during the Sunfish World Championship, and they were perfect for folks wouldn’t believe I was a full-time wet and cold conditions. sailor if I didn’t. I think lower cost boots “For shell gear, go for the lightest are more appropriate for most of the sailweight gear you can. The bulletproof ing here.” ocean gear is cool, but generally for SpinSheet photographer Al Schreitfrostbiting on the Bay, you don’t need mueller, who races on the J/35 Aunt Jean anything that bombproof. The Marmot and sails his own boat, the J/40 Lark, into PreCip jacket and pants are a good lightNovember, plus frostbites at AYC advises, weight multi-purpose system (you can “All the layering you use for camping, walk the dog, take a hike, and sail in it), hiking, and skiing works for sailing. Use although I’m starting to get funny looks an outer, sport-specific shell with specific because I almost live in my Atlantis Aepockets or attachment points at the right gis bibs and smock. For me, they strike places. For doing mast on a bigger boat, the best balance between performance I’ll go for the True Value Hardware $3.99 and weight.  gardening gloves, not because they are 14 November 2013 SpinSheet

cheap, but because they are the best tool for the job. For trim/ease work, I go with something less grippy. Rock climber gloves (from REI) are perfect and are full fingered, heavy leather. A bandito-style bandana over the face is cheap and will keep you warm while looking roguishly stylish ashore. One area where I spent money was on my SpinLock DeckVest auto-inflating PFD.” Schreitmueller’s final piece of advice: “Put foul weather gear on before you get wet.” Finally, SpinSheet senior editor Duffy Perkins recalls, “Frostbiting J/24s on Boston Harbor from November to April 1 certainly took some getting used to, but more importantly it took the right gear. For layering, I wear Lululemon’s Full Tilt Long Sleeve shirt. It’s a heavier wicking fabric, and it’s as warm as a sweatshirt, without being bulky. It also has this cute lace mesh that is feminine, something you never find in sailing apparel. For socks, I wear Seal Skinz Waterproof All Season Socks by Hanz. If you don’t have a serious pair of boots, like Dubarrys, you can get away with wearing these under regular winter boots or even sneakers. I also swear by Turtle Fur balaclavas, which are basically neck warmers that can also cover the head and face. You get the benefit of a scarf without any extra added bulk, and you don’t have to worry about decapitating yourself when you slide under the boom for a tack.”

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he Bartlett Cup, a beautiful silver repoussé punch bowl, was originally presented to the Commodore of the Baltimore YC in 1905. When donated to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, it was re-purposed as a perpetual trophy for a museum-sponsored log canoe race, typically the last race of the log canoe season on the Miles River. CBMM has sponsored this race since 1972 which is supported on the river by the Miles River YC’s (MRYC) sail committee. How befitting that the close of this season is highlighted by the most senior active skipper, John C. North, II winning the Cup on the log canoe Island Bird, Sunday, September 15. The awards ceremony at MRYC was a very merry occasion. Island Blossom skippered by Corbin Penwell took second place and Island Lark skippered by Mike Keene placed third. Other end of season trophies awarded were:

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es, you can cook a Thanksgiving turkey and all the trimmings in a galley kitchen. Just ask Annapolis liveaboards Cindy Fletcher Holden or Cindy Wallach, who’ve each done it many times. Fletcher Holden says, “For a typical Thanksgiving dinner, I cook a turkey, whole, in the oven. If I want to cook a ‘big’ turkey, I measure the oven before I go to the store and base my turkey purchase on the height. I use foil roasting pans (doubled) from the grocery store, with lots of extra foil around the turkey. In the past I used my mom’s metal pan, but it took up too much room. If we do a traditional meal, I do all the “Norman Rockwell” food—stuffing, green beans, mashed potatoes—the works. Several times, I’ve made pumpkin pies first, and when they are done, I just put them somewhere else in the boat covered in foil. I have three burners, a double sink, and my counter space is small but efficient. During dinner we place extra dishes

on a little folding TV table so that we have more room on the table.” Cindy Wallach agrees that measuring the oven and bird is crucial. “We shop for our turkey armed with a tape measure. How much the turkey weighs doesn’t matter. How high and long and wide is key, because it needs to fit our little Force 10 oven. After that we have a three burner stove. Cranberry sauce (never from a can) is simple to do. Green bean casserole can be done easily before or after the turkey, and potatoes are a snap. We go to Whole Foods for the pumpkin pie. And really, who can eat much more than that when it’s just the four of us? I admit that my husband does the bulk of the cooking. He is great with cooking any meat and doesn’t mind the work. Sometimes we share the evening with another boat neighbor if there are other “orphans” with no family around. As for bakeware that is helpful, Pyrex is great because you can prep, bake, and serve in the same container.” ~B.C.

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hotographer Don Wagner, whose log canoe photos have appeared in SpinSheet, was crewing aboard the Thomas Clyde (skippered by Captain Lawrence Murphy) in the Choptank Heritage Skipjack Race in Cambridge, MD, September 22 when something unusual happened. “As we neared the finish line, the Ida May, skippered by Captain John Price, was struck by a wind gust, heeled over, and capsized,” he says. The skipjack’s owner, Gordon Gladden, dislocated his shoulder, and according to a

crew member, was taken to the Dorchester Hospital where he was treated and released Wagner says, “I haven’t heard of a skipjack capsizing recently. I do recall that the Rebecca Ruark capsized many years ago off of Tilghman Island in a storm with a heavy load of oysters. She was later raised and sailed in Saturday’s race. Captain Wade Murphy was the skipper and owner, and he won the race on Saturday. I believe he told me recently that he is 92 years old.” For the complete series of photos and results, visit

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Previously, SYWoC directors brought he U.S. Naval Academy was the overall winner of the 2012 Kennedy in a fleet of Grand Surprises for racing, Cup, the intercollegiate Big Boat but in 2013 race organizers decided to switch to J/80s. Considering that the Championship held annually in November. Naval Academy doesn’t use J/80s in their And while there was certainly enough prestige in winning the regatta, as a bonus it also qualified Navy to attend the 33rd annual Student Yachting World Cup (SYWoC), an international regatta held in France that brings in one team to represent each country. The SYWoC is organized by students at the Ecole Polytechnique, a prestigious French engineering school, and the racing includes both coastal and windwardleeward courses just off the coast of Pornic, in Brittany. ##Photo courtesy the Student Yachting World Cup Representing the Naval Academy and the United States in general were Andrew Beeler, tactician and jib trimmer, Neil training, this presented a challenge for McMillan on the helm, Roscoe Thomas on Jahn Tihansky, director of the offshore the bow, Alexa Ciarolla trimming the spinsailing team. “We don’t have any J/80s at naker, and Charlie Morris in the pit. the Naval Academy, so we called J World.

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They were very gracious in letting us use their boats to practice. Will Crump and his boat partner Thomas Klok have also been letting us use their boats in competition, so we were able to sail in Annapolis Race Week and the AYC Fall Series on the J/80s.” “We got to meet and talk to a lot of guys from different countries, and it was great meeting all those new people,” says Beeler, a first classman. The Port Huron, MI, native added “The food was really good, but some of it was interesting…” Outside European dining, Team USA managed a podium finish at the SYWoC, winning third place. France won the gold medal, with Switzerland coming in second. The 2013 Kennedy Cup takes place November 8-10 here in Annapolis. Go Navy!

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Dual Purpose Gifts

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Holiday Gift Guide 2013


n reviewing gifts for this year’s Holiday Gift Guide, we realized something: there’s no room for singlepurpose crap on our boat anymore. Everything has to have more than one function to make it feasible. Otherwise, we become pack rats. And pack rats don’t belong at sea; they belong on the TLC channel. So this year’s Gift Guide Preview features gifts for the sailor who packs light while packing a punch. Check out our favorite finds from the last year.


2 Transition and Seat Wrap Towel from Orange Mud $39.95 You can swim, towel off, and get underway without exposing the family jewels to the elements using this awesome new towel. A built-in belt clip takes you from towel to sturdy, sexy sarong without having to go below to change.

APS Trucker Hat $14.95 It’s a party in the front, business in the back. That’s what we’re calling it. This trucker’s hat has a mesh back and elastic headband that make it stay on tight and keep you cool at the same time. We use ours for sailing as well as running, paddle boarding, and Cocktail Class racing. And we can’t keep the ladies off us.

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Lavacore Long Sleeve Shirt $110 It’s the perfect multi-sport apparel: a soft fleece interior protected by a wind resistant exterior that’s impervious to bow splash. We use this in the pool for swimming laps, where it keeps us warm on early mornings, and on the boat when we need a heavyweight layer that allows us to move.

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TerraLUX LED Flashlight $25-139 The last thing we need is another flashlight to lose, right? But this one is different, I swear! With the capability to stay underwater for over two hours, this LED flashlight also doubles as a wrench and screwdriver. It’s the perfect tool for getting gnarly barnacles off the bottom of your boat…in the dark.

Sperry Top-Sider H2O Escape Bungee $90 These are so not your mother’s Sperry Top-Siders. We love this shoe not only for sailing but also for SUP’ing after Labor Day, long walks on the beach at sunset, and white water rafting. Hey: having more than one hobby doesn’t mean that you have to have more than one pair of shoes.

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First Sunday Arts Festival Noon to 5 p.m. West and Calvert Streets, Annapolis. Arts, crafts, vendors, music, demos, and more. (443) 333-9067

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Maryland Boating Safety Class 7-9 p.m. Four consecutive Thursdays. Jacobsville Elementary, Pasadena, MD. Hosted by USCG Auxiliary Flotilla. $20

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Caribbean 1500 and ARC Bahamas Hampton Public Piers and Bluewater Yachting Center, VA. Ralliers set sail for Bermuda or Tortola in the British Virgin Islands.

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RiverArts Studio Tour 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Chestertown, MD. Four days. Tour 50 art studios. (410) 778-6300


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Oyster Festival Urbanna, VA.

Downrigging Weekend and Wooden Boat Festival Chestertown, MD.

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SMSA Annual Meeting 10 a.m. at the Southern Maryland Sailing Association Clubhouse. Clam House Re-Dedication  11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Clam House on Chesapeake Ave. in Rock Hall, MD. Deviled Egg Day  Did you know that another name for deviled eggs is eggs mimosa? Navigating the ISAF Regulations: How to prepare for the Annapolis Bermuda Race  A2B Safety Committee Chair Mike Lehmkuhl, veteran of several A2Bs, will give a presentation demystifying the safety requirements for the race including preparing for the required safety inspection. The seminar is free and due to seating limitations, RSVPs are required. RSVP to by October 25.


OysterFest 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. $15

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Tug of War High noon. Spa Creek between Eastport and Annapolis. Daylight Savings Time Ends  2 a.m. - Turn the clocks back!

Francis Drake returned to England, completing the first English circumnavigation of the world. 1580.

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The ship Antelope, with Gulliver aboard as surgeon, was wrecked on the shore of Lilliput. 1699

The Whaleship Charles W. Morgan is towed to Mystic Seaport to become a permanent exhibit. 1941. She’s just re-launched from a complete restoration!

Waterfowl Festival Easton, MD. Wildlife paintings, sculptures, photos, and carvings; antique decoys and artifacts; bird calling contests; kids fun; dock dog contests; retriever and fly fishing demos; and more.

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Belgian Beer Festival Downtown Cambridge, MD.

Christopher Newport Sailing Federation Alumni Regatta Oyster Roast 6 -11 p.m. Virginia oysters, pulled pork BBQ, burgers, hotdogs, clam chowder, Brunswick stew, ales, wine, soft drinks and more. (610) 417-5529. Benefits the Christopher Newport University Sailing Team.


Mid-Atlantic Regional Sailing Programs Symposium Hosted by U.S. Sailing at the Downtown Sailing Center in Baltimore.

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Wooden Boat Restoration 10th Anniversary Open House 11-3 p.m. Millington, MD. Please RSVP by November 6. (410) 928.5500


Maritime Heritage of the Eastern Shore: A Model Boat Show 10 a.m.-4p .m. at the Oxford Community Center


Veterans Day Let’s remember those who have served and especially those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

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Virginia Marine Trades Association Annual Meeting Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences, Gloucester Point, VA


SMSA Comedy Show 7 p.m. at the Southern Maryland Sailing Association Clubhouse.


McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach On the boardwalk between 2nd and 34th Streets, Virginia Beach, VA.


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Christmas on the Potomac Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, MD

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The Suez Canal Officially Opens 1869.

Marine Dealer Conference & Expo Orange County Convention Center and Rosen Plaza Hotel, Orlando, FL


Lights on the Bay 5-10 p.m. Sandy Point State Park, Annaplis. Sponsored by Anne Arundel Medical Center. $14 per car.

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Captain Nat Palmer on Hero discovers Antarctica 1820.


Factors Affecting Fish, Blue Crabs, and Submerged Vegetation in the Chesapeake Bay 7-8 p.m. Speakers are Dr. Patrick Kornis and Chris Patrick. Contact Karen McDonald (443) 482-2388 for more information.


Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association Annual Conference Francis Marion Hotel. Charleston, SC


The great clipper Cutty Sark is launched in Dumbarton, Scotland 1869.


Winterfest 5 to 11 p.m. Chespeake City, MD. This Victorian Christmas celebration on both sides of the C&D Canal features a blizzard of holiday lights, music, Santa, shopping, and more.

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Winterfest of Lights   Northside Park, Ocean City, MD.


SMSA Chair Meeting 7 p.m. at the Southern Maryland Sailing Association Clubhouse.


Snow Hill Christmas Tree Lighting 5:30 p.m. Byrd Park, Snow Hill, MD. Seasonal music along with readings and an appearance by Santa Claus.

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Thanksgiving Day

Foods & Feasts of Colonial Virginia Jamestown Settlement, Williamsburg, VA, and Yorktown Victory Center, VA.


Cape Charles Historical Society 16th Annual Oyster Roast 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. $35 adults / $10 children.

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J/105 Chesapeake Bay Championship Annapolis YC


HPR East Coast Championship Presented by HPR, Annapolis Match Race Center, and Storm Trysail.


J/24 East Coast Championships Sponsored by Hillman Focused Advantage Fund.

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BCYA Sunday Series Sundays with Baltimore City YA. HYC Frostbite Racing  Sundays at the Hampton YC.

SMSA Frostbite Racing  Sundays at the Southern Maryland SA. AYC Frostbite Series Sunday racing begins at Annapolis YC.

J/24 Regatta Hampton YC EYC Leftover Bowl  Burn off that pumpkin pie!



Christmas in Rock Hall Kicked off by Santa’s arrival by boat and the lighting of the town’s Christmas tree. The evening will also feature caroling, refreshments and family activities.


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Winter Wonderland at Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center Holiday displays from the popular Coleman Nursery Collection. Old Towne Santa visits every weekend in December. Open special holiday hours.


Two-Year-Old Emperor Pu Yi Ascends the Chinese Throne, 1908 The 10th emperor of the Qing Dynasty lives a lonely existence for years in the Forbidden City in a land of civil unrest.


Maryland Water Monitoring Council 19th Annual Conference Maritime Institute, North Linthicum, MD.

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Holiday Arts Fair Firehouse Art Center, Snow Hill, MD.

Christmas on the Creek Activities throughout Oxford, MD.

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Baltimore Parade of Lighted Boats Fells Point, Baltimore.


Solomons Christmas Walk Solomons, MD, will celebrate the season with a boat parade, candlelight tours, live entertainment, the lighting of the Drum Point Lighthouse and more.


Prince William Marina Lighting Ceremony Walk the docks at Prince William Marina to see how the creative slipholders have decorated their docks and boats for this annual celebration. Woodbridge, VA

Downtown Hampton Lighted Boat Parade 7:15 p.m. Hampton, VA. (757) 727-1276

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Magical Weekend in Cape Charles and Central Park Grand Illumination Central Park and other locations throughout Town, Cape Charles, VA.


Midnight Madness St. Michaels. Shopping, holiday spirits, carolers, prizes, and more.


Santa Swim Strip down to your swimsuits and dive into the chilly Choptank River to benefit the Care and Share Fund. Afterward, there will be a “survivors” party with hot food, music and prizes. Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort, Cambridge, MD, 10 a.m.

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Christmas on Cockrell Creek Tour historic sites in Old Town Alexandria, VA, including Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, Carlyle House, LeeFendall House, all decorated for the holidays, plus enjoy live entertainment and light refreshments along the way. Gadsby’s Tavern, Alexandria, VA Saturday 6-9 p.m.; Sunday 3-6 p.m.


Annual Snow Hill Lion›s Club Christmas Parade 7 p.m., Market Street, Snow Hill, MD.


Chesapeake Light Craft Open House Annapolis, MD.


Christmas in St. Michaels Both ticketed and free events including the Tour of Homes, Holiday Gala, Breakfast with Santa and largest Holiday Parade on the Eastern Shore.


Cambridge Dorchester Christmas Parade A tradition for more than 60 years, this night-time parade features floats, music, and more. 5 p.m.



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Eastport YC Lighted Boat Parade 6 p.m. Annapolis Harbor. Santa Speedo Run 11 a.m. Annapolis. Benefits Toys for Tots.

Season of the Sailor Concert Join Annapolis duo Calico Jack and traveling duo Pint and Dale for an evening of original and traditional seasonal maritime songs. Annapolis Maritime Museum, Annapolis. 7-9 p.m.


33rd Luminaria Spectacle 5-9 p.m., Vienna, MD. Ride the tram, enjoy the decorations, visit Santa, enjoy entertainment at the churches, and find the button factory at the Vienna Heritage Museum.


Santa Water Ski Watch Santa and his kneeboarding reindeer and elves, who will dazzle the crowd with stunts, while avoiding the Grinch on his Jet Ski. National Harbor, MD. 1 p.m.

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The Film “It’s a Wonderful Life” Is First Released in the United States, 1946 Author Philip Van Doren Stern mailed the story as a Christmas card to 200 friends and family members in December 1943.

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New Year’s Eve Deck Party Ring in the New Year aboard the U.S.S. Constellation and get a great view of Baltimore’s fireworks display, as well as a catered dinner, behind-the-scenes tours and demonstrations. Call for tickets. U.S.S. Constellation, Baltimore. 10 p.m.-1 a.m.


Rock Hall Crawl Rock Hall will ring in the New Year Mardi Gras-style with a parade of crazy hats, music throughout the night at several venues, a countdown to the New Year and the “Rockfish drop,” and fireworks at midnight. A breakfast will be served at the firehouse at 1 a.m.

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Chesapeake Bay Tide Tables

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


November 2013 Tides


05:05 AM 1.3 H 11:33 AM 0.2 L 05:53 PM 1.6 H


12:40 AM SAt 05:50 AM 12:10 PM 06:37 PM

0.4 1.3 0.1 1.7



01:34 AM Sun 05:36 AM 11:48 AM 06:22 PM

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01:27 AM Mon 06:23 AM 12:28 PM 07:07 PM

0.4 1.2 0 1.9



02:19 AM tue 07:12 AM 01:13 PM 07:55 PM

0.3 1.1 0 1.9



03:12 AM Wed 08:04 AM 02:03 PM 08:46 PM

0.3 1.1 0 1.9



04:06 AM tHu 08:58 AM 02:58 PM 09:40 PM

0.3 1.1 0 1.8



05:01 AM 09:57 AM 04:01 PM 10:37 PM

0.3 1.1 0.1 1.7


05:57 AM SAt 11:00 AM 05:12 PM 11:36 PM

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06:51 AM 0.3 L Sun 12:06 PM 1.2 H 06:28 PM 0.2 L


12:37 AM Mon 07:44 AM 01:13 PM 07:45 PM

1.5 0.2 1.3 0.3



01:36 AM tue 08:33 AM 02:20 PM 08:58 PM

1.4 0.1 1.3 0.3



02:31 AM Wed 09:19 AM 03:22 PM 10:05 PM

1.3 0.1 1.4 0.3



1.2 0 1.5 0.3


03:24 AM tHu 10:01 AM 04:18 PM 11:06 PM

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04:13 AM 1.2 H 10:41 AM 0 L 05:09 PM 1.6 H

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12:02 AM SAt 04:59 AM 11:18 AM 05:55 PM

0.3 1.1 0 1.6



03:36 AM 10:00 AM 04:31 PM 10:43 PM

1.2 0.1 1.4 0.4



03:34 AM SAt 09:45 AM 04:34 PM 10:46 PM

1 H -0.1 L 1.4 H 0.3 L


12:31 AM 06:59 AM 01:11 PM 07:14 PM

0.2 3.1 0.2 2.7



12:33 AM SAt 07:05 AM 01:22 PM 07:22 PM

-0.1 L 3.2 H 0 L 2.6 H


12:53 AM Sun 05:43 AM 11:53 AM 06:37 PM

0.3 1 0 1.6



04:18 AM SAt 10:41 AM 05:18 PM 11:33 PM

1.2 0.1 1.5 0.4



1 H -0.1 L 1.4 H 0.3 L

2 01:14 AM SAt 07:43 AM 01:57 PM 08:00 PM

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01:13 AM Sun 07:45 AM 02:03 PM 08:01 PM

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01:41 AM Mon 06:26 AM 12:27 PM 07:17 PM

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1.1 0 1.6 0.4



04:54 AM 0.9 H Mon 11:06 AM -0.1 L 05:56 PM 1.4 H

3 01:58 AM Sun 07:27 AM 01:43 PM 07:46 PM

-0.1 L 3.5 H 0 L 2.8 H


01:52 AM Mon 08:22 AM 02:42 PM 08:39 PM

0 3.2 0.1 2.5



02:24 AM tue 07:08 AM 01:03 PM 07:56 PM

0.3 1 0 1.6



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-0.2 L 3.5 H -0.1 L 2.8 H


02:30 AM tue 08:59 AM 03:20 PM 09:17 PM

0.1 3.1 0.1 2.4



03:05 AM Wed 07:51 AM 01:41 PM 08:34 PM

0.3 0.9 0 1.5


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-0.2 L 3.6 H -0.1 L 2.8 H


03:08 AM Wed 09:36 AM 03:57 PM 09:55 PM

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03:44 AM tHu 08:34 AM 02:22 PM 09:13 PM

0.3 0.9 0.1 1.5


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-0.2 L 3.5 H -0.1 L 2.7 H


03:47 AM tHu 10:13 AM 04:35 PM 10:35 PM

0.3 2.8 0.3 2.3



04:22 AM 09:20 AM 03:06 PM 09:53 PM

0.3 0.9 0.1 1.4


7 04:15 AM tHu 10:43 AM 05:08 PM 11:11 PM

-0.1 L 3.4 H 0 L 2.7 H


0.4 2.7 0.4 2.2



05:01 AM SAt 10:08 AM 03:54 PM 10:34 PM

0.3 0.9 0.2 1.3


05:14 AM 0.1 L 11:40 AM 3.2 H 06:08 PM 0.1 L



0.3 0.9 0.2 1.3



05:40 AM Sun 11:00 AM 04:49 PM 11:17 PM


06:21 AM 0.2 L Mon 11:55 AM 1 H 05:50 PM 0.3 L


12:03 AM tue 07:01 AM 12:52 PM 06:59 PM

1.2 0.2 1 0.3



12:50 AM Wed 07:42 AM 01:48 PM 08:11 PM

1.2 0.1 1.1 0.3



01:40 AM tHu 08:22 AM 02:41 PM 09:21 PM

1.1 0 1.2 0.3



02:31 AM 09:03 AM 03:32 PM 10:26 PM

1 H -0.1 L 1.3 H 0.3 L

03:23 AM SAt 09:45 AM 04:22 PM 11:26 PM

1 H -0.1 L 1.5 H 0.2 L



Low –3:50 +3:30 –0:10 –1:58

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


04:01 AM Sun 10:23 AM 05:05 PM 11:23 PM

04:44 AM 1.1 H Mon 11:07 AM 0 L 05:53 PM 1.6 H

04:15 AM Sun 10:26 AM 05:16 PM 11:30 PM


12:13 AM tue 05:32 AM 11:46 AM 06:36 PM

0.3 L 0.9 H -0.1 L 1.4 H



12:14 AM Ltue 05:31 AM 11:54 AM 06:42 PM

0.4 1.1 H -0.1 L 1.6 H


12:54 AM Wed 06:10 AM 12:27 PM 07:15 PM

0.3 L 0.9 H -0.1 L 1.3 H


01:06 AM Wed 06:21 AM 12:43 PM 07:34 PM

0.4 1.1 0 1.6



01:35 AM tHu 06:51 AM 01:09 PM 07:55 PM

0.3 0.8 0 1.3



02:00 AM tHu 07:17 AM 01:38 PM 08:27 PM

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02:17 AM 07:35 AM 01:53 PM 08:35 PM

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02:56 AM 08:20 AM 02:37 PM 09:24 PM

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03:54 AM SAt 09:29 AM 03:41 PM 10:21 PM

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0.2 0.8 0.1 1.1


9 12:14 AM SAt 06:19 AM 12:41 PM 07:10 PM

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01:22 AM Sun 07:30 AM 01:47 PM 08:14 PM

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12:54 AM Mon 06:57 AM 01:07 PM 07:31 PM

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05:48 AM 0.2 L Mon 11:55 AM 1.1 H 05:57 PM 0.2 L


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02:35 AM Mon 08:43 AM 02:56 PM 09:15 PM

2.7 0.3 2.7 0.1



01:48 AM tue 07:56 AM 01:59 PM 08:21 PM

2.3 0.6 2.3 0.3


06:03 AM 0.1 L Wed 12:22 PM 1 H 06:27 PM 0.3 L


03:44 AM tue 09:52 AM 04:02 PM 10:11 PM

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02:44 AM Wed 08:56 AM 02:55 PM 09:12 PM

2.4 0.5 2.2 0.2



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06:23 AM 3.2 H 12:37 PM 0.1 L 06:40 PM 2.6 H


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12:17 AM tue 06:41 AM 01:04 PM 07:04 PM

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01:12 AM Wed 07:31 AM 02:05 PM 08:07 PM

1.2 0.1 1.2 0.3



12:13 AM tHu 06:49 AM 01:19 PM 07:27 PM

0.9 0 1 0.3


02:03 AM tHu 08:18 AM 03:00 PM 09:06 PM

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



Low +1:40 –1:15 –3:13 –3:47

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Slack Water Maximum Current

Slack Water Maximum Current

0139 0700 1255 1950

0417 1004 1626 2302

+0.6 -0.7 +1.1 -0.9


0231 SAt 0743 1330 2032

0504 1044 1706 2346

+0.6 -0.7 +1.1 -1.0



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0450 1024 1646 2330

+0.6 -0.7 +1.2 -1.1


0535 +0.5 1106 -0.7 1728 +1.2




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Wed 0442 0946 1518 2228


tHu 0528 1042 1612 2316


-1.1 +0.5 -0.7 +1.2

0100 0709 1239 1900

-1.1 +0.5 -0.6 +1.2

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-1.1 +0.6 -0.6 +1.1


0614 1145 1714

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-1.0 +0.6 -0.6 +1.0


0007 0701 1252 1826

0328 0950 1541 2149

-1.0 +0.7 -0.6 +0.8

0100 0748 1401 1944

0422 1049 1652 2254

-0.9 +0.7 -0.6 +0.7


10 Sun

tue 0254 0922 1609 2224



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+0.7 -0.8 +1.0 -0.8

0108 0707 1337 2011

+0.6 -0.8 +1.1 -0.9


-1.0 +0.5 -0.5 +0.9


0058 0654 1335 1911

-1.3 +1.0 -1.3 +0.8

0218 0841 1416 2019

-1.0 +0.6 -0.4 +0.8


0143 0732 1423 1955

-1.4 +1.2 -1.5 +0.9

0640 1237 1741

0301 0929 1510 2108

-0.9 +0.6 -0.4 +0.7


0129 0715 1410 1942

-1.5 +1.3 -1.6 +0.9

0216 0802 1456 2030

-1.6 +1.4 -1.6 +1.0


tue 0601 1219 1857

0302 0849 1542 2118

-1.6 +1.4 -1.6 +1.0

6 0014 Wed 0654 1309 1950

0350 0937 1634 2208

-1.6 +1.3 -1.6 +0.9

7 0108 tHu 0750 1400 2044

0445 1029 1732 2304

-1.5 +1.2 -1.5 +0.9


0548 -1.4 1128 +1.1 1834 -1.4

0600 1141 1645 2334


23 SAt

0210 0759 1428 2107

+0.6 -0.8 +1.1 -1.0


0017 Sun 0719 1334 1846

0345 1017 1609 2202

-0.9 +0.6 -0.4 +0.6

0037 0544 1138 1844

0308 0849 1516 2158

+0.6 -0.8 +1.2 -1.0


0102 0758 1429 1957

0431 1106 1710 2259

-0.8 +0.7 -0.5 +0.5

0132 0636 1221 1929

0401 0937 1601 2245

+0.6 -0.7 +1.2 -1.1


0150 0836 1521 2112

0518 1153 1811 2359

-0.8 +0.8 -0.5 +0.5

0223 Sun 0727 1304 2012

0450 1023 1644 2330

+0.6 -0.7 +1.2 -1.1


0240 Wed 0913 1610 2224

0604 -0.7 1239 +0.8 1908 -0.6


0310 Mon 0816 1345 2053

0538 +0.6 1108 -0.6 1727 +1.2


0058 0650 1324 2002

+0.4 -0.7 +1.0 -0.8


0013 0624 1153 1808

-1.1 +0.5 -0.6 +1.1


0421 1027 1742

0154 0735 1408 2052

+0.4 -0.7 +1.1 -0.9

0054 0709 1238 1850

-1.1 +0.5 -0.5 +1.0


0029 0511 1106 1825

0247 0820 1451 2140

+0.4 -0.7 +1.2 -1.0

tHu 0449 1054 1756



16 SAt


tue 0355 0905 1427 2133


Wed 0437 0955 1510 2212



tHu 0331 0950 1657 2330



Slack Water Maximum Current


0136 0754 1325 1933

tHu 0519 1047 1555 2252


Slack Water Maximum Current

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

Fri 0413 1015 1652 2209 SAt 0450 1059 1735 2252 Sun 0430 1044 1719 2237


Mon 0513 1130 1807 2323



0206 0850 1456 2143


SAt 0313 0957 1558 2246

10 Sun

0431 1109 1704 2349

0006 0655 1230 1934

+0.8 -1.3 +0.9 -1.3

0108 0801 1333 2035

+0.8 -1.3 +0.8 -1.3

Slack Water Maximum Current

0215 0914 1446 2141

+0.8 -1.2 +0.7 -1.3


0044 tHu 0733 1332 2038

0408 1010 1706 2250

-1.1 +0.8 -1.0 +0.6

0048 0655 1330 1904

0333 1024 1604 2240

+0.8 -1.3 +0.7 -1.3


0451 1055 1751 2340

-1.0 +0.7 -1.0 +0.5


0142 Wed 0756 1433 1957

0435 1124 1700 2331

+0.9 -1.4 +0.7 -1.3


0210 SAt 0908 1446 2212

0543 -0.9 1144 +0.6 1836 -0.9


0233 0850 tHu 1529 2046

0520 +1.0 1218 -1.4 1745 +0.7


0031 0637 1233 1918

+0.5 -0.9 +0.5 -0.9


0019 0559 1309 1828

-1.3 +1.0 -1.5 +0.7


0121 0729 1322 2001

+0.4 -0.8 +0.4 -0.9

0105 0639 1356 1913

-1.3 +1.1 -1.5 +0.7


0214 0825 1417 2051

+0.5 -0.8 +0.4 -0.9

0147 0722 1437 1958

-1.3 +1.1 -1.4 +0.7


0030 Wed 0616 1259 1758

0312 0929 1520 2144

+0.5 -0.9 +0.4 -1.0

0225 0805 1515 2041

-1.3 +1.0 -1.4 +0.7


0110 tHu 0709 1352 1847

0402 1029 1615 2235

+0.7 -1.0 +0.5 -1.2


0604 1217 1910

0259 0847 1550 2122

-1.2 +1.0 -1.3 +0.7

0443 1120 1659 2322

+0.9 -1.2 +0.6 -1.3

0003 Wed 0648 1255 1953

0332 0928 1626 2204

-1.2 +0.9 -1.1 +0.6

Mon 0548 1220 1807

12 tue

0319 0938 1616 2130


SAt 0400 1020 1700 2210


Sun 0440 1100 1742 2247



19 tue

0521 1139 1827 2325



0126 0819 1409 2123

Sun 0302 1000 1527 2302 Mon 0409 1059 1617 2349 tue 0517 1200 1709


0151 0800 1442 1936


0234 SAt 0849 1529 2028

0521 +1.1 1209 -1.3 1741 +0.8

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

Current Differences and Speed Ratios Secondary Stations Baltimore Harbor Approach

Time Differences

Min. before Flood


Min. before Ebb

Speed Ratios Ebb



Secondary Stations Chesapeake Bay Entrance

Time Differences

Min. before Flood


Min. before Ebb

Speed Ratios Ebb



Cove Point, 3.9 n.mi. East







Chesapeake Beach, 1.5 miles North







Sharp Island Lt., 3.4 n.mi. West







Chesapeake Channel, (bridge tunnel) +0:05






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







Stingray Point, 12.5 miles East







Pooles Island, 4 miles Southwest







Smith Point Light, 6.7 n.mi. East







Turkey Point, 1.2 n.mi. Southwest







Point No Point, 4.3 n.mi. East







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tue 0356 0856 1429 2142

0015 0621 1150 1813


0156 0835 1507 2106

Chesapeake Bay Entrance

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Where We Sail

by Tom Pelton, Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Offshore Fleets Are Accidentally Killing Protected Fish


merican shad and river herring play important roles in the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean ecosystems. They are prey for birds, marine mammals, and other fish in the rivers where they spawn and during their long migrations to the sea. Additionally, these species once supported commercial and recreational fisheries and even sustained the Continental Army during the American Revolution, leading to their nickname of America’s “founding fish.”

Still, these steps have not done enough. Goldsborough says, “Millions of shad and river herring continue to be killed by industrial fishing vessels targeting mackerel in federal waters of the Atlantic. They need protection through strong federal regulation.” CBF is appealing for help from the Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council, which manages the federal waters of the Atlantic Ocean between three miles and 200 miles offshore. The problem is that fleets of trawlers drag nets the size of football ##American shad. Photo courtesy of CBF fields to catch Atlantic mackerel, but accidentally also catch and kill American shad and river herring in the process. CBF wants the council to protect shad and river herring through strong new federal management and conservation efforts. The measures necessary to protect the fish include increased monitoring and reporting of these accidental catches (also called “bycatch”), as well as establishment of science-based limits on the number of shad Unfortunately, populations of shad and river herring that can be caught at sea. and river herring have declined to historic The creation of caps on “bycatch” of lows, threatening coastal environments, shad and herring would force the fishing economies, and traditions dating back fleets to avoid certain parts of the ocean at more than 200 years, according to the certain parts of the year or risk exceeding Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s (CBF) the limits—and facing potential penalties, Fisheries Director, Bill Goldsborough. including perhaps a temporary ban on Because shad and herring are critical to fishing. the Bay and its rivers and streams, Chesapeake states are doing all they can to bring Learn More them back by making it illegal to catch Visit the Bay Daily blog at them, by building fish passageways over or read CBF’s web page about American shad dams, and by paying for pollution control and river herring: Programs to spawn shad in than-just-the-bay/creatures-of-the-chesapeake/ hatcheries for restocking in Bay tributaries american-shad have been active for decades. 34 November 2013 SpinSheet

by Rachel Ryan


Stuart Forrest

tuart Forrest is the man to talk to if you’re new to sailing but just don’t know where to start. He is also the man to approach if you’re a confident sailor with a question. On the water since age six, Forrest has sailed everything from dinghies to offshore boats and has made five trans-Atlantic journeys; he’s raced all around the world and has the stories to prove it. He now calls the Chesapeake Bay his home and works hard to spread the joy he finds from sailing through teaching. Born in England and raised in Australia and South Africa, Forrest has lived in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Mediterranean. When asked about his memories of a few favorite regattas, he has to think for a few moments to sort through the myriad races he’s competed in to pinpoint something specific. When he lands on one, he describes the time he was thrown overboard during the Mauritius to Durbin Race in South Africa. He also mentions how excited he was to be part of a team that won the Ft. Lauderdale to Key West Race overall, class and fleet, and then go on to win their class again the next year. “We beat a few big boats,” he says with a smile. Well, maybe more than a few. What is striking about Forrest is that beyond a lifetime of racing accomplishments lies a genuine passion for sharing his knowledge of sailing. Although he does run Chesapeake Sailing School, he says that most of his time is spent out of the office, teaching classes and helping to charter boats. Forrest enjoys teaching people who have never sailed before the basics to excite them about sailing. From there, he guides them through the process of getting more involved. Forrest takes this job very seriously. He explains that if a person can enjoy their experience so much that they do one offshore

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race, they will be more comfortable out in big water, and in time will make an excellent, dedicated crew. Forrest considers himself a “hands on” teacher with a unique but effective style. “I would much rather teach on the boat than on a chalkboard. It’s just easier to express myself that way,” he says. And the Chesapeake Bay isn’t a terrible place to teach sailing, either.

A well-travelled man, Forrest names the Caribbean as one of his his favorite places to be. He has traveled to and lived in Rio de Janiero, the Mediterranean, South Africa, and many more places, but out of all of these destinations, he says the Chesapeake Bay offers the most freedom. Being close to so

many great sailing locations such as St. Michaels, Rock Hall, Solomons, and Bohemia River is a special thing, and Stuart does not take it for granted. He will happily go sailing with anyone who so desires and remains ready to explore. When he’s not competing, Stuart enjoys paddleboarding, kayaking, waterskiing, and tubing. However, he is a racer through and through and wants to get everyone involved. As well as help people gain their ASA certifications, which in his words is “the ticket to the sailing world,” the Chesapeake Sailing School also has a program that will help to get new boat owners comfortable in whatever boat they have just purchased. In the 12 years that he has been in Annapolis with General Yacht Services and the three that he has been a partner in the Chesapeake Sailing School, Stuart has made great headway getting people out on the water safely. Home to some of the most passionate, experienced sailors in the world, the Chesapeake Bay community would not be able to expand without people as dedicated to teaching as Stuart Forrest. “Lots of people know what Annapolis looks like from land. I want to show people what Annapolis looks like from the water. To look up at the Bay Bridge from a boat—that’s something I want to share.” About the Author: Following her summer internship at SpinSheet, Rachel Ryan is back to competing on the St. Mary’s College sailing team.

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The Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race 2013 Photos by Al Schreitmueller

Following dockside visits, a parade of sail, and other Baltimore festivities, 33 schooners ranging from 40 to 157 feet long converged just south of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge off Annapolis October 17 for the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race (GCBSR). The 127-nautical-mile race ended in Portsmouth, VA, where festivities unfolded as this issue went to print. All proceeds for GCBSR benefit the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, hence the tagline, “Racing To Save the Bay.” Find race results at and the insiders’ report in the December issue of SpinSheet.

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The Rock Hall Clam House A Re-Dedication to the Past


by Mark Einstein, photo by Suzanne Einstein

pproaching the Rock Hall Harbor from a distance, one is greeted by a skyline of aluminum masts in clusters, spreading around the harbor and suggesting, “Wow! We have arrived in Sailboat Heaven.” However, once inside the protective rock jetties, one encounters the past, present, and future: a waterfront town with a history deeply embedded in the seafood industry, where the people who lived it, and continue to live it, are not quite ready to forget it. During the 19th and 20th centuries, Rock Hall’s local waters routinely supplied much of the mid-Atlantic region with bountiful harvests of fish, crabs, oysters, and clams, mostly processed, packed, and shipped right out of the several shucking houses and processing plants once interspersed along the shores of the harbor. By the 1980s much of that working harbor landscape would be gradually transformed to accommodate an influx of condominiums and marinas, thus providing a pathway to a future with a growing reliance on recreational boating and tourism. Perhaps the most glaring reminder of Rock Hall’s memorable past is the iconic, long abandoned, yet undisturbed Clam House, a large, 10,000-square-foot, twostory building that sits, conspicuously, alongside the bustling Waterman’s Crab House and directly across from the elegant rapture of the Sailing Emporium Marina, a true visual and spiritual dichotomy. Presently owned by the Maryland Food Center Authority (MFCA), a quasistate-government entity headquartered in

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Jessup, MD, the Clam House has become a controversial subject with the question often being raised: “What in the heck are they going to do with that building?” As the building is still home port for a few of Rock Hall’s remaining full-time watermen, the controversy reached a fever pitch two years ago when development proposals threatened the continuation of their docking privileges. Then, MFCA executive director Don Darnall met with a group of residents, watermen, and a committee assembled by the mayor and council to determine a future for the building. It was decided that the Clam House would be restored as a multi-purpose marineoriented business facility, keeping true to the heritage of the town and the original purpose of the building. “We [MFCA] are committed to working with the Rock Hall community to create a self-sustaining facility that will remain consistent with the local zoning codes and retain and reflect the history and heritage of the town,” says Darnall. As a result, a long awaited MFCA-sponsored restoration project is now nearing completion. And the community is excited that a new economic development opportunity will soon be available for prospective tenants to open and operate a business in a historic building on an historic waterfront. The mayor and council’s Waterfront Committee and MFCA are now in the process of planning a Rock Hall Clam House Re-dedication Ceremony that will take place on Saturday, November 2, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at

the Clam House on Chesapeake Avenue in Rock Hall. The public is invited. The event will include music, displays, food, drink, oyster shucking, and a whole lot more to showcase the newly renovated building. “Obviously, much time has been placed into making this day a success. It will undoubtedly be a proud time for the town,” says Mayor Bob Willis, whose advisory committee consists of a diverse group of watermen, residents, business leaders, and new and old timers who deeply care about their community. A new logo will be unveiled, and a wall mural outside the building will be painted as part of the festivities. The fate of the Rock Hall Clam House was a major concern of the late president and co-founder of the Maryland Waterman’s Association, Captain Larry Simms, to whom the top floor will be dedicated. “This could be a great opportunity for either start-up or existing businesses that might be looking for a great waterfront location to operate,” says Chuckie White, president of the Kent County Waterman’s Association and member of the Waterfront Committee. Business inquiries should be directed to Rock Hall Town Manager, Ron Fithian at (410) 639-7611. About the Author: Captain Mark Einstein and his first and only mate Suzanne run Blue Crab Chesapeake Charters in Rock Hall.

Four Puddle-Stompers and a Holiday The U.S. Sailboat Show 2013


efore the cannon signaled the rainy October 10 début of the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis, a friend texted that which was on most sailors’ minds, if not lips, as much as the U.S. government shutdown news the previous day: “Shame about the weather.” What transpired in the following days—a puddlestomping Friday, followed by two progressively less rainy days, culminating in a spectacularly sunny Columbus Day— surprised and heartened the sailors and industry experts who traveled far and wide to America’s Sailing Capital for the annual five-day event. Boatloads and busloads of sailors came anyway. Sailors crowded the docks and lined up in the rain to board new boats. They asked questions, collected brochures, filled out forms, watched demos, swooshed past in their matching gear and rubber boots in search of obscure boat parts, dreamed of palm trees and sunshine at Vacation Basin, attended seminars, bought boats or came closer to narrowing their search, and man, did they buy foul weather gear!

“The rain kept the crowd to a serious one,” says Kyle Gross, owner of Annapolis Performance Sailing, who displayed gear at five separate booths in the show. “We talked to a lot of serious sailors, which is not always the case on sunnier days.” “The show went fabulously,” says Bill Griffin with Fawcett Boat Supplies, who boasted seven booths at the show, selling everything from said rubber boots to inflatable dinghies. “Best show in three years. The consumer came to both the powerboat and sailboat shows. We are still very busy with post-boat-show orders rolling in. It’s also worth mentioning that the shows were fun. That’s how it’s supposed to be. People were in good spirits.” Jonathan Bartlett at North Sails says, “I don’t think sailors really care about rain. We were busy. We had a good show and are very pleased. The show was better than the year before, which was better than the year before, which was better than the year before.”

##The sun shone upon Mon day, the final day of the eve nt. The Maui Jim Sunglasses booth reported its bes t sale s ever at the sailboat show.

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Bartlett, like most others in the sailing business, now must harness that energy for customer follow-up. In the office working hard on one of the sunny post-show days, Keith Mayes of Annapolis Yacht Sales (AYS) noted that their large (and well-appointed and award-winning) Beneteau tent drew people in for shelter during the downpours. “We kept saying, ‘When it rains, come back,’ and they did. We were busy and sold boats.” Tim Wilbricht, one of the owners of AYS, says of boat sales, “It’s critical after the show to follow up quickly, especially with those who may buy boats in the near term. We will be very busy through November 15 or so when things start to slow down for the holidays… Overall, we did better than last year. The show was well-attended, and we were pleased with the quality of customer.” “It’s the follow-up game now. We have deals cooking,” says Ken Comerford, owner of North Point Yacht Sales, who was pleased with the show and wondered what the actual attendance numbers were. “We keep track of traffic at our Dufour booth, and we were up from last year numbers-wise.” Paul Jacobs, the show’s general manager and one of the team of five new investors for the show, states that although the number of vendors may vary (they have had larger shows), ticketholder attendance numbers fluctuate very little from year to year at the show. He admitted a small drop in percentage for the Sailboat Show but better than his predictions

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based on weather. With all of the vendors he dealt with, the overall vibe remained positive. He adds, “We had 3500 downloads of our mobile boat show app. People bought tickets ahead of time, and they came. We had 2000 likes on our Facebook page; that has grown to 7000 since July. We sold out our Take the Wheel program. We sold out the Sailboat Show Launch Party. We couldn’t have been happier.” Gary Chwazik of Bacon Sails and Marine Supplies says, “We were happy. We were fortunate to have two booths in tents—good for rainy days. We saw a fair amount of traffic and talked to a lot of people we haven’t met before. We took orders at the show and see a strong response of people calling the past few days. We’re really encouraged.” Gross, recently appointed to the Sail America board, says, “There seems to be a consistent optimism, even behind closed doors among those in the industry. The success at this show reaffirms what a lot of people are saying. There’s a slow steady trend upward and continued recovery. This show is quite a barometer for the U.S. market.”

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That the SpinSheet staff spent $1500 collectively on rain pants, socks, boots, and hats may be its own odd barometer (read: we procrastinate buying new gear until desperate.) Not always successful at convincing sailors to take a magazine in their wet hands, we enjoyed ourselves at the SpinSheet booth talking to, gleaning ideas from, and making popcorn for readers, writers, photographers, and out-of-town friends. On Thursday, our question of the day was, “What piece of foul weather gear failed you today?” The most frequent answer was “leather boat shoes.” The funniest: “the one I left in Kansas.” For the next few days, the SpinSheet question was, “What is your home port?” When they say that the Sailboat Show brings in sailors from around the world, they are not kidding. Among those who signed our whiteboard were sailors who hailed from well beyond the usual Newport and Long Island Sound regions. They came from Seattle, WA; Dublin, Ireland; Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; Twickenham, London, England; Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Hawaii; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Wellington, New Zealand; and Tahiti, French Polynesia.

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Family Fun in The BVI


Winterization Tips 2013 W by J. Cassin Sutor

hile most of us are still reliving our favorite Wednesday night race or weekend regatta, Jack Frost has been sneaking up on us. The cold, snowy, and icy conditions that are soon to come mean only one thing: boat owners all over the Chesapeake once again have to winterize their boats.

While tedious and sometimes expensive, winterization is essential for the proper functioning and upkeep of one’s boat. When it comes to preparing for a long cold Chesapeake winter, there is no such thing as overdoing it, and those who don’t do enough may find themselves landlocked come springtime.

Freezing temperatures, moisture, and stagnant water are all forces that can destroy a boat if she is not properly decommissioned. Although this can be a daunting task, many local full-service boat yards have comprehensive checklists that categorize areas that should be winterized or inspected.

The Top Six Winterization Mistakes • Failure to drain the engine block • Failure to drain water from sea strainer • Failure to close seacocks • Failure to unclog petcocks • Failure to cover the boat in the water • Using bimini as a winter storage cover


Online resources such as also provide checklists to prep for months of idleness and inclement weather. Local marine gurus Kelsey Fields of South Annapolis Yacht Centre and Pete Dierks of Ferry Point Marina have offered some of their own winterizing knowledge.

Watch Out for Water When it comes to winter, water is the last thing boat owners want sloshing around their vessel, as frozen water can crack pipes and destroy boats. Dierks has seen many boat owners who winterize their engines but forget other crucial areas where fresh water may be hiding. “The rookie might go in and say ‘got the engine taken care of’ but forget the air conditioning and plumbing system,” says Dierks. “Sailboats are notorious for having water in the bilge, in and around the keel, that can be difficult to see and access.” Fields recommends running the engine to get it warm and opening the thermostat before draining water from the engine. It is also essential to replace all water with antifreeze. Also, watch out for possible mildew on sails, lifejackets, and canvas surfaces that can be affected by damp areas.

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Fields can’t stress enough the importance of antifreeze when it comes to proper winterization. “Antifreeze is important for every system on the boat; whether it be mechanical or plumbingrelated, you can’t go wrong using a little antifreeze,” explains Fields after discussing the process of “fogging,” a full flush and clean of the engine before running the antifreeze. Vodka can serve as an effective substitute. However, its viscosity may make it more difficult to gauge whether or not you have flushed the system than colorful antifreeze. This leaves the decision up to the sailor’s preference (and wallet).

High and Dry Another major decision when it comes to decommissioning is deciding whether or not to leave one’s sailboat in the water. While more expensive, taking the boat out of the water prevents damage from sitting in the water for months on end. Fields also stresses the importance of cleaning and shrinkwrapping the boat once on land. A boat in the water is likely to require more maintenance throughout the course of the winter, leaving you with extra work in the bitter cold. As many boat owners learned a few years ago during Snowmageddon, a big cockpit can hold a lot of snow. This caused many boats to sink and is something to be especially concerned about if you let your boat float through the winter months. On the other hand, many “hard” types of antifouling can oxidize and become useless if kept out of the water for more than 90 days and require repainting.

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Too much is better than not enough and while costly, the price of winterization can be a lot less than repairing a plumbing or engine system come springtime. “At least once or twice a year, we’ll get a job to replace a block or a significant portion of the engine because it was not winterized properly. A cracked engine block can cost anywhere between $3000 and $10,000 to repair,” explains Dierks. “The moral of the story is: if you’re not sure, make sure you over-winterize rather than underwinterize.” Fields recommends a full decommission as well as getting any needed repairs done now. “It is better to get them over with in the fall when you won’t be using your boat than have to wait around once spring rolls around,” says Fields.

Dismount electronics and take them and any other valuables home for safekeeping during those winter months during which your marina can be too quiet. Why invite theft? Remove from the boat anything that’s scary to light a match to—cooking fuels, charcoal, coatings, and paint thinners. Don’t leave propane canisters lying around; they may rust or leak. Do leave one functioning fire extinguisher within reach. While you are checking that off your list, check its charging status and the expiration date on your flares.

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he summer after their oldest child headed off to college, Pete and Laurie Stanford of Annapolis took their four children, then aged 11 to 19, on an unforgettable weeklong sailing vacation. Recently, Pete shared his memories of the trip.

What kind of boat did you charter and from which charter company?

We chartered a 52-foot classic monohull cruising yacht from BVI Yacht Charters. We were bareboating, and I was the only one with any real sailing experience. Even though catamarans are wide and can go in shallow water, my experience was all on monohulls. In selecting the boat, one of the best things I did was to consider the kind of boat that I could sail the best. Years ago, I had chartered with the Moorings, and I had a good experience. But this time around, BVI Yacht Charters offered a slightly better price. The “joke” I’ve heard is that Americans charter with the Moorings because their boats are all new, while the more

laid-back Europeans charter with BVI, whose fleet is a little older and less tricked-out. I didn’t need or want all the latest electronics. I wanted a simple boat, and we certainly didn’t want a boat that had more electronics than we have at our house!


We provisioned the boat ourselves. We had arranged to sleep aboard the night before our checkout, so we flew down the day before and arrived in Tortola about 3 p.m. From the charter office, we walked about a half mile to a grocery store, bought our food, and took a taxi back. It was about 7 p.m. when we finished provisioning, and then we went to the original Pussers for burgers and rum drinks. Once we were underway, we ate breakfasts, lunches, and about half of our dinners on the boat. For lunch, we had simple deli ll

nohu ##A 50 -foot mo right proves to be the ily of boat for this fam lis. six from Annapo

sandwiches. We kept dinners simple too, sometimes using the grill on the back of the boat.

Getting Checked Out

As a Naval Academy graduate with two prior experiences chartering in the BVI, the charter company didn’t require any refresher courses to take the boat; but it had been a long time since I had sailed. The first morning, before the briefing and check-out, I looked over all the lines and briefly considered hiring a captain for a day, but then the charter company rep went over the boat with me, answered all my questions, and put me at ease. So, I took a leap of faith, and we got under sail.

Mother Nature’s Surprise The weather was uncharacteristically cloudy and rainy the first two and a half days. Our third morning the wind was blowing 25-plus knots,

##Laurie, Kyle, Ryan (front), Katie, Pete, and Drew loving life in the British Virgin Islands.

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and we were heeling hard. It was too rough to snorkel, and the weather got progressively stronger and stormier. We had planned to sail to the Baths at the southern tip of Virgin Gorda, but decided to head for Trellis Bay, where I knew there was a sheltered harbor. We had to work hard to get into it, but it’s a nice anchorage and close to the Last Resort Restaurant, which sits on a little spit of land in the harbor. At dinner, our son Kyle made a classic sailing toast for “Fair Winds and Following Seas.” The next morning the weather broke, and it remained good for the rest of the trip.

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keling spots. For dinner out: Sydney’s Peace and Love Bar and Restaurant in Little Harbour, Jost Van Dyke; Pusser’s in Tortola; the Last Resort Restaurant in Trellis Bay; and the Cooper Island Beach Club at Cooper Island.

Daily Routine

We tried to arrive mid morning at a predetermined day anchorage where we would snorkel, swim, kayak, and eat lunch. Then, we’d sail one or two hours to our night anchorage. You have to plan so that at night you’re in a protected harbor; the charter companies don’t allow night sailing. We tried to spend half our nights at secluded anchorages, such as Great Harbour at Peter Island, and half in harbors where we could get off the boat and eat at a restaurant.

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There’s nothing in the world like sailing in the BVI— Jimmy Buffet didn’t write all those songs for nothing. The water

##Kyle takes the helm.

is crystal clear, and you can see the bottom when it’s 40 to 50 feet deep; you’d have to try hard to run aground. The islands are mountainous, and I would sit on the deck with a cup of coffee and watch the billy goats on the mountainsides. The most heartening thing was that during the first couple days, when it was rainy, the kids were troopers. They

each kept a great attitude. Then, when the weather cleared, they appreciated the uniqueness of the vacation. Everyone took the helm, and I think they understood that part of the magic was being on a sailboat. Our days were so unstructured, in a way that they can’t be in our normal lives. All the kids have written essays about the experience, two of them in their college applications.

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Challenge by Jim Mosher

##Enjoy the view from the Dismal Swamp Welcome Center on the Intracoastal Waterway in Camden, NC. Photo by Jeff Byrd


he Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW) is arguably a remarkable feat of engineering and an example of amazing foresight. During the early history of settlement of North America, at a time when commercial transportation was largely by water, numerous events led to consideration of ways to facilitate safe and economic inland waterway avenues. An 1808 report by then U.S. Treasury Secretary Gallatin laid out extensive plans for such inland waterways, including the segment known as the Atlantic ICW. Further developments and legislation ultimately led to completion of the waterway and responsibility for its maintenance assigned to the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. The AICW extends from mile post “0” at Norfolk, VA. to Key West, FL, about 1100 miles. It connects 39 natural water bodies, and continues to provide for commercial traffic today as well as for numerous recreational boaters. Federal law calls for the Corps to maintain a navigable channel with a minimum depth of 12 feet for most of its length. Anyone having transited the ICW or read the on-line forums will appreciate that much shallower conditions created by shoaling are frequently encountered. Lack of funding is most often identified as the cause of this failure to achieve the intended standards. Fuel taxes are the primary funding source for ICW maintenance. About 13,000 recreational vessels transit the ICW annually, and nearly that many commercial vessels. The contribution to 48 November 2013 SpinSheet

Florida’s economy from recreational use may be as much as $7.9 billion. While the States to the north (Georgia, South and North Carolina, and Virginia) may see less benefit, the ICW is clearly a significant economic engine for southeastern coastal communities. Maintaining navigability along the entire length of the waterway is a critical issue that affects State and Federal budgets on both sides of the ledger. The ICW is by all accounts a scenic route and a safe way to travel from the Chesapeake Bay to Florida. Many boaters then go east to the Bahamas and beyond. The route passes national parks, national wildlife refuges, and other natural areas. Some find the trip a bit slow and tedious; others make the transit at speed—faster for motor yachts and slower (five to seven miles per hour for sailing vessels. The

ICW measures distance in statute miles rather than nautical miles). The exposure time (days in transit on the waterway) is quite variable for the variety of vessels such that the total days of use is difficult to measure. That number is significant for at least one very practical reason: boats are self-contained homes that require fuel and must discharge wastes. Access to fueling stations and facilities to pump out waste holding tanks is critical. It is a violation of Federal law to discharge waste into “waters of the U.S.” under the Clean Water Act—a potential environmental issue for society and State enforcement agencies. Recent reports from ICW travelers indicate varying experiences with availability of pump out facilities. The following are simple back-of-theenvelope calculations, but reasonable.

Given good estimates for recreational vessel use at about 13,000 boats per year, and estimated transit time per vessel of about 60 days (round trip), that’s 780,000 vessel days. If the average boat needs to pump out its holding tank every seven days, then that amounts to 111,430 pump-outs. Holding tanks vary in capacity, but assuming an average of 30 gallons, then boats will need to discharge 3,343,000 gallons of waste, or a bit over 3000 gallons per mile of ICW. On average, there is a pump out facility every 13 miles (79 facilities along 1019 miles) from North Carolina to Miami, FL, with the longest spacing being 83 miles. Boats travel at varying speeds but a reasonable estimate of a day’s travel is 40 miles. Based on these figures, pump out facilities are readily and reasonably available—and for a modest fee, generally $5 to $10. Some states subsidize pump-out boats that work the waters around marinas and will come to your boat. Most marinas have accessible facilities. Yet, presence does not always equate to access. Some facilities are located in waters too shallow for some vessels. Some facilities are not in working order or are not staffed with personnel able to operate them. Some vessels are turned away for

##Photo courtesy of Tom Hale

unknown reasons when facilities are present and appear to be operational. Skippers could be forced to choose between an illegal discharge or risk an onboard health hazard. Each state has its own regulations and inspection/enforcement processes. They all must adhere to provisions of the Federal Clean Water Act. There are programs in place that provide private certification. For example, the Clean Vessel Act Program supported by the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund

with funds derived from excise taxes on fishing equipment, motorboat and small engine fuels, import duties, and interest on the fund. The underlying message when traveling the AICW is to be aware that not all facilities are operational, for whatever reason, and to anticipate the need to empty holding tanks. Take advantage of those facilities that are available as you stop for fuel or for other purposes. And, enjoy a safe and healthy trip south… and back again!


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ith the holidays approaching, put me that much farther away. It helped I am reminded about what it that we had just completed a cruise to the was like for us at this time of Great Lakes, which included a special famyear, as it is for many full-time cruisers far ily reunion. from home. It’s the time of year we would In addition to being concerned about return home to visit family and friends. missing family, I worried about not being When we set out cruising in 2005, we there for major family events. We resolved were lucky to have one of those rare windows of op##The author’s sister Suze and brother-in-law portunity in life: no one in our Jon came to visit while Gyatso and crew were wintering-over in Portugal. Photo by Suze Bonadeo immediate family needed us. Both of my husband David’s daughters were grown and living on their own in the Annapolis area. His mom was still healthy, living in Vermont surrounded by family, including two of her three children who lived nearby. Her oldest son had moved away when he was a young man and spent many years overseas, so she had come to tolerate not having him early on that we would return home at least around on a daily basis. When we told her once a year and make every effort to be part we were going cruising, she expressed her of important life events. What happened usual dismay at us being too far away. But in practice was a lesson in the dynamics of more than anyone, she understood David’s life. wanderlust and love of adventure. She was During the five years we were cruisresigned to the fact that we weren’t moving ing full-time, both of David’s daughters back to the Green Mountain State anytime were married. Attending their weddings soon. was a great joy, but in both cases, no small My parents, two siblings, and their fam- feat. One was married in the U.S. Virgin ilies were also healthy, living in Michigan. Islands at the end of July, just months after I confess that I have missed living close to we departed the Caribbean to cross the my family since I moved away from home Atlantic. No sooner had we stepped off our at the age of 18 to attend college. In some boat onto European soil than we had to ways, making the decision to go cruising book plane tickets back across the Atlantic. was more difficult for me because it would If it hadn’t been for hurricane season, we

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could have anchored Gyatso off the beach where they tied the knot. The following year, David’s other daughter was married at the height of the cruising season for us, leaving few options other than hauling out mid-season on the expensive Costa del Sol of Spain. In both cases, the timing was not ideal for us, and the added cost put a big dent in our cruising kitty, but when it comes to important life events like these, concerns about time and money fade a bit. We did what we could to adjust our cruising schedule and plan travel in a way that worked for us and for them. Some of our cruising friends have boats that can accommodate guests during a cruise, but Gyatso is not set up this way, mainly because no one in our immediate families shares our passion for cruising by sailboat. Our deal with anyone who expressed an interest in joining us for part of the trip was that we would park the boat somewhere convenient and find them a nice hotel or apartment nearby. My parents were the first to take us up on this offer, joining us for a memorable two weeks in Grenada. They had a hotel with access to a beautiful beach and pool. We rented a car to commute from the marina to the hotel and to carry all of us on adventures around the tropical island. We also had a wonderful time when my sister and brother-in-law, both boaters,

came to visit for six weeks while we were wintering over in Europe. They stayed in a comfortable, modern apartment inside the ancient, walled city of Lagos, Portugal. We enjoyed many evenings on their terrace overlooking the Algarve coast and exploring the surrounding area together. One of the hardest parts about extended cruising is missing important family events. Sadly, we were not there for the births of two of our five grandchildren. And there was no way we could attend my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary celebration, as we were sailing around the Black Sea at the time. We happened to be at the same latitude but a continent away. I was grateful that my sister, brother, and niece made arrangements to play a video greeting recorded by us and sent via e-mail from the Crimean Peninsula in the Ukraine. Advances in Internet technology, especially Skype, made being away from family and friends more bearable, but after five years of cruising full-time, our “window” began to close. David’s mom’s health began

##The author’s parents, Betsy and Glen, at the local market in St. George’s, Grenada, during their visit.

to fail. His brother and sister had cared for her while we were away, and it was time for us to be there for her and for them. My dad was diagnosed with Parkinson’s, so my parents were beginning to deal with health issues of their own. These were the kinds of life events that technology and annual trips home could no longer surmount. All of this came at a time when we, too, were feeling ready to bring full-time cruising to an end. Many of the long-distance cruisers we meet are at a similar stage in life, trying

to find a balance between living their cruising dreams and participating in major family life events back home. Whenever someone hops on a plane mid-season or has to put their boat into storage for weeks or months to participate in a family celebration or attend to family matters, the rest of us can relate. We’ve all been there, done that. Finding ways to make it all work is just another part of—not a barrier to—living the cruising life.

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

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Racing to Relaxation

nchor lights twinkle down the and the Annapolis Bermuda Race run the Annapolis Newport Race and the length of Back Creek signalevery other year. Next up is the Annapolis Marblehead Halifax Race. Our crew raced ing the flock of snowbird sailors Bermuda Race on June 6, 2014. the boat to Newport and later Halifax, heading south for the winter. This time In addition to gaining bluewater miles Nova Scotia. In between races, our famwe’re joining the annual migration as part and experience, the ocean racing helped us ily spent time sailing from Cuttyhunk to of the Salty Dawg Rally. As I ponder my with another key component of successful Salem, MA, taking the dinghy in to town first passage to the Caribbean and the 10 extended cruising: escaping the siren song piers, walking for groceries, and taking days of bluewater sailing in between, I’ve of an endless to-do list and actually getting life slowly. That trip led us to try an even also given a lot of thought longer cruise, and here to just how we managed we are getting ready to Ocean racing is perhaps an unusual yet spend the winter in shorts to join the flock and how that might help others take practical way to approach blue water cruising. and swimsuits. Races, like off toward the same warm rallies, can even mark the sunrise. start of extended cruises. Though we didn’t know it initially, my off the dock. Since the last few projects After competing in the 2012 Annapolis husband’s penchant for competing in ocean inevitably conspire to trap you at the dock, Bermuda Race, the Day family sailed their races played the most significant role in the resonating bang of a start gun and the Farr 50 Tenho across the Atlantic and spent preparing us for this year’s island hop. He ensuing rodeo of fellow ocean racers dasha year in the Mediterranean visiting the and his buddies have been racing back and ing across the line more than counteract cradle of Western civilization. forth between Annapolis While ocean racing and Bermuda and Anopened the door to our napolis and Newport since dream, the dream, as 2004. Cast aside images anyone who has done this of guys in foulies getting will tell you, came with a drenched on the rail by whole slew of chores atmassive waves. It turns tached and boxes to check. out that competing in an After a mere decade of ocean race is a great way digital denial, we finally to prepare for blue water switched to online account cruising. management. Visits to Many race committees doctors and dentists took hold seminars that teach place. My husband pared about equipping a boat for down to a part-time, a long passage, handling remote schedule at work. unusual situations that We packed up the house may arise on the ocean, and moved aboard three understanding weather months before we wanted ##Sometimes you just have to cut the lines. forecasts, and boat meto leave to finish up some chanics 101. The required projects and work out livgear list and inspection ing arrangements. While process lead you through a thorough the thrill of buying that last fender cover this took a lot of time and effort, it was just preparation of your boat. Ironically, the before you take off. Every cruiser we’ve met jumping through the hoops once we had International Sailing Federation (ISAF) so far has commiserated that in order to decided to go. offshore racing regulations are well-suited leave, you must content yourself with makOcean racing is perhaps an unusual to preparing a boat for safely sailing with ing your boat safe and saving unessential yet practical way to approach bluewater young children. You sail in a well-tracked projects for exotic future locales. Preparing cruising. Skills such as approaching sailing group, yet you and your boat’s perforfor an ocean race meets this need exactly: if gear safely and smartly and finishing esmance depend entirely upon your skill set you can’t make it to the start line, it doesn’t sential boat projects against a deadline have and your ability to deal with situations matter how fantastic those waxed topsides long-term value. And when you bring back underway. Parties, camaraderie with other would have looked crossing the finish line. into the mix images of your husband and experienced sailors, and possible trophies For several summers, the ocean race du his buddies in foulies getting drenched on beckon, and at the end of three weeks, you jour served as a staging platform for family the rail by massive waves while sailing the can come home with your appetite whetted vacations in neat locales. The last one was boat as hard as they can, the cruise prep for more. The Annapolis Newport Race a five-week trip in New England between becomes as exciting as the cruise itself. 52 November 2013 SpinSheet



hose readers that can remember as far back as last year—and I realise this is asking a lot if their memory function is affected quite as mine is by the various liver compromising liquids that most sailors pour down their throats—will recall that Shalamar, a venerable Philip Rhodes yawl, with its equally venerable crew of two cats, an Englishman, and his American wife, was sailed from Baltimore to Vieques, a small Caribbean island part of Puerto Rico, with the intention of chartering her to lucky holidaymakers. This, then, is a brief update of what we have found since we arrived in May of 2012 and which might by accurately sub-titled “Blood, sweat, salt water, and tears.” Vieques is a gem of an unspoiled island, part of the Spanish Virgins and lying at the top and to the west of the Leeward chain. It has no marinas, no mooring buoys (if you want one, you lay your own), no fast food outlets, no traffic lights, and no requirement to ever wear socks.  The reason this former Spanish colony is so undeveloped is due to the involvement of the United States Navy. In 1941, with Europe on the brink of succumbing to the German jackboot, the island was effectively occupied by the American Navy to provide a safe refuge for the British Royal Navy if Great Britain were defeated. After the war, the Navy remained and used the island for bombing practice; they finally left in 2003 leaving behind, in addition to uncounted tons if unexploded ordnance, an island essentially unchanged for 50 years. It now boasts some of the most spectacular beaches in the world, 26 at the last count, and more opening as the bombs are removed. It has retained much of the Spanish attitude to life which essentially means everything moves at a human pace with little rush.  Just the place, in other words, for an old wooden yawl to ply her trade. Because we lie smack bang in the middle of the hurricane belt, the season here lasts essentially only eight months of the year. Having said that, some of the best sailing is had in September and October with 12-

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##Shalamar bowling along in the


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knot easterly breezes, calm seas, and water temperatures in the 80s. As a relatively unknown island with none of the fancy marinas to be found throughout most of the Caribbean, it is rare to see another boat sailing—bliss if you have ever tried leaving Annapolis Harbor on race nights. So, back to, firstly, blood. One of the unavoidable penalties of spending time on a boat is the propensity for the boat to bite back—boat bites as I call them. Because it is the tropics, I encourage people to take their shoes off when coming on board. It’s amazing how many stubbed toes have resulted, leaving behind a rivulet of red that would do justice to a Quentin Tarantino flick. Next, sweat. Bright, hot, tropical sun and varnished mahogany are a nightmare combination. Shalamar’s bright work, of which there is a great deal, needs redoing every three months. Not, it is true, a full 17 coats each time, but at least four. I think I spend as much on varnish each year as buying a new Beneteau. Which reminds me, I often wonder if the many owners of

ever wonder what Beneteau means in English. Would you like to know? Well, “eau” is French for water... and “benet”? It means plastic shower cabinet with a stick on top! With all due apologies to the second oldest shipyard in the world. Salt water. The water here is crystal clear and averages 75 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the year. It also is about two percent more saline than oceans further north. Bathing in it is a tonic for the soul and, given the salt content, is very close to the salt content of human blood, it is no wonder we are drawn so much to the sea. Finally, tears. Last September, after just a few months here, my darling wife, Liz, died. It was sudden and completely unexpected. She was the inspiration for this whole venture and the guiding force to its achievement. Her loss is profound, and she is irreplaceable. I continue with the chartering to honour her memory.  About the Author: Sebastian Watt runs day charters in Vieques, Puerto Rico, on Shalamar, a 47-foot wooden yawl.

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ack in May, when we announced changes to this popular section of SpinSheet, we received the kind of feedback we expected: some club members expressed fears they weren’t going to get their news into print, some very excited press officers were quick to write us club histories and send us potential interviewees, and some didn’t seem to notice much had changed at all.

An enthusiastic club member stopped me at the U.S. Sailboat Show and asked me why we shortened the Club Notes. She startled me, because from my perspective, we expanded them. Now I understand her perception. I thought it best to clarify our Club Notes goals and new procedures here for veteran and new club members who want to get their news into SpinSheet. Why the change? Over the years, we had to shrink each club’s notes smaller and smaller to fit them all into print. Not only were we running out of page space and shrinking terrific pictures so tiny that you could barely see faces, but we also felt as if we were missing out on intereting, more in-depth sailing and raftup stories. So we decided to use the power of technology to expand Club Notes by placing all of them online and the top stories and photos in print. For those who resist change, here’s some good news: if you would like to keep sending us 200-word blurbs with one photo about your club’s news, keep on doing what you do. We put all Club Notes sent to us online at You may send one to five pictures, and we can post all of them.

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##Hunter SA brunch onboard Zum Wohl after a night sail to Shaw Bay under the harvest moon with perfect breezes.

How do you get your club’s notes into the hard copy magazine as well as online? There are five ways to get into print—and you can send us just one at a time at your own pace. No need to send all five at once! 1. Send us the names and contact information of active club members you think we should interview. 2. Send us a 400- to 500-word story about a club adventure, raft-up, memorable club sailing moment with a photo.

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Our goals for Club Notes mirror those of the magazine in general: to print fresh, interesting stories about enthusiastic Chesapeake sailors and to invite more people into this sport we love. Questions? Write molly@spinsheet anytime or call (410) 216-9309. Send your December club notes and photo and any of the five listed above by November 10.

“Goscha” on the Cover of SpinSheet!


mong four Alerion Express 28s at Mears Marina in Annapolis lives Jason Goscha’s 2006 Halcyon. In their first year with the boat, he and his wife Stacey Andersen have sailed in every one-design racing event as well as the Boatyard Bar & Grill Regatta for Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB) and the Annapolis YC (AYC) SERC Regatta, in which they competed and were captured on film by Dan Phelps for the cover of the October issue of SpinSheet. How did you get into sailing? Approximately 11 years ago, my wife and I were talking about the fact that we lived so near to the Chesapeake Bay and never availed ourselves of its benefits. We decided to take sailing lessons at Annapolis Sailing School over a long weekend, and we found ourselves yearning for more time on the water. Because we lived in Baltimore, we found the Downtown Sailing Center and joined so that we could get on the water. We eventually bought a Snipe and joined Severn SA, and shortly thereafter, we bought a J/22. Our son, Findlay, was born in 2007, and after many discussions about a boat that would be familyfriendly, we settled on the Alerion Express 28, which has certainly not disappointed us. Our six-year-old son enjoys the boat tremendously.

Can you tell us a bit about sailing with family? We think sailing with family is a way to have conversation and a different experience than what one would have on land. Everyone is engaged in the dynamic experience of adventure and fun. Whether we are taking an evening cruise and spectating races or actually racing the boat, the memories that are generated by sailing as a family are priceless. It should be noted that on hot, light-wind days, the iPad and Legos have been invoked to keep it fun!

What’s the best part about being in a sailing club? The best part about being in the Alerion Express 28 fleet is that they have been extremely welcoming to families and supportive of bringing children out onto the water. Additionally, the members of the fleet are very collegial on and off of the water, which is something we value and appreciate.

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##Jason Goscha and Stacey Andersen’s Alerion Express 28 Halcyon. Photo by Dan Phelps

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A Float and a Visitor by Pete Peters


pring line cleated. Single up the stern line and climb aboard. The raftup is complete. We are 11 small boats that yearly spend three days on the Chesapeake on what has become known as the “Male Bonding Float.” It is not gender inclusive, but it is a lot of fun and challenging. Yes, we sail, eat, sleep, and drink on traditional, small sailing craft 13-22 feet overall length. We eagerly gather on the center boat of the raft, Comfort, a 15-foot Marsh Cat. Captain Doug offers all a Yuengling or Dewar’s. Ten of us gather. He is the one with the jolly laugh and anchor tattoo on his calf. A veterinarian by trade, he is also known for bringing his wife Meg’s killer cookies. We eat these first. Our excuse: life is short. Then smoked oysters, homemade bread, sharp cheese, and Triscuits are shared as well as stories of the afternoon sail up the Patuxent River to a pristine sandy beach.

is welcomed aboard. Steve is an active member of the Chesapeake Catboat Association, so our flotilla was like a porch light to the moth. Stories begin. He tells of the upcoming sailing events for the catboats, the “small tankers,” the Little Choptank cruise, and of course, a Mystic 20, in Bristol condition, for sale. What a “sailsman.” Tempted, Captain

From upwind in the distance we spy a catboat, like a mirage in the mist, slowly motoring toward us. Spars are bare. There is silence for a moment. The faded green hulled Sandpiper circles around, recognizes Obadiah and shouts “Is Pete Peters here?” I hesitate to answer, and then shout out. Steve Flesner, who lives and monitors the boats sailing on St. Leonard Creek,

Doug replies, “We‘ll get back to you” (after I speak with my wife, he whispers). Pot stickers from Trader Joes and yesterdays Pork Lo Mein share my Kenyon Butane Stove. A hint of clam chowder, a sub from WaWa, hot dogs and beans, canned herring, and a chicken rice dish gently waff downwind in a cloud of tempting yet conflicting aromas. There

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will be no rotten meat nor weevily bread tonight. Aboard Little T, another Joel White design Marsh Cat, Captain McDonald gives lessons on his laptop. On a small PC he has downloaded charts. Tomorrow he will note we sailed 55 miles in three days and reveal our not so efficient zig zag tacking skills. Priceless! Aboard Obadiah, the crew gather for stories, song, and music. Pete Doyle plays fiddle, as cigars and pipes glow. Old sea favorites, “Fischer’s Hornpipe and Swallowtail Jig,” begin the gam. Captain Doug joins with some songs of dilapidated schooners and old whaler men. Or perhaps it was dilapidated whaler men and old schooners? Captain Kevin Brennen joins in on penny whistle, “Dennis Murphys and Shenadoah Falls.” He sails a Navigator ketch, Slipjig. Many a quiet, light “Aire” afternoon he can be heard playing while handling sails and tiller. Just at dusk, the no-see-ums wake up, the raft disperses and the captains seek out separate anchorages in order to catch the evening breeze. With the raucous hum of the 17-year cicadas everywhere, we have a new visitor. He alights on our foredeck, seemingly a bit lost. My first mate and I debate if this Insecta is male or female. Well this is the Male Bonding Float after all. He clumsily takes off and we hope he does not become one of the hundreds of struggling and drowned ones around the boat. We wish him luck as he, like an optimistic freshman college student, seeks out a partner for the night. We realize the inflatable Permarest cannot compete with Sealy mattresses, and that all of us snore. Maybe we can talk Mystic 20 in the morning.

Up Close and Personal with the America’s Cup


he America’s Cup. The most renowned race of all worldwide sailing races since the mid1800s, this regatta has taken place in the United Kingdom, United States, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe. We were fortunate to have garnered

by Eileen and Michael Turner an invitation from the Golden Gate Yacht Club (GGYC) to attend this year’s San Francisco festivities and view the event from a prime location at the start line. GGYC is the keeper of the America’s Cup, while the U.S. still has possession of it, as they are the sponsoring club for Oracle Team USA. While we were enjoying lunch and libations at the club, we experienced an unexpected treat. One of the club stewards set up a small table, and within a few minutes the America’s Cup trophy was carried into the room and placed on the table by two burly young men wearing white gloves. We were within arm’s length of the Cup itself. It is the most gorgeous trophy we have ever seen: majestic, huge, and engraved with the history of all prior races. The excitement of the race aside, the biggest thrill was just being in the same room as the Cup. We kept asking ourselves, “How many people do we know who have been this close or actually seen the Cup?” Having the

commodore invite us to have our picture taken in front of the trophy was one of the greatest events of this trip. Soon it was time to go outside and watch the actual races for that day. We were amazed at the hospitality of this club; we had first row seats in the grandstand at the starting line! The absolute thrill of watching these sailing craft is unparalleled. We gained a quite different perspective than television viewers by actually being there and watching these boats get up on their foils and “fly” around the course. What do these guys do for excitement in their spare time? This trip to the America’s Cup finals was an experience we will savor for many years—and we hope to repeat it the next time our American team defends the beautiful Cup in our country. Michael and Eileen are members of Old Point Comfort YC and Hampton YC, both in Hampton, VA. They thank HYC for contacting the GGYC. Eileen is public affairs Officer for OPCYC.

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##Club Beneteau Chesapeake Bay (CB2) members enjoy an impromptu raft-up on the Magothy River. Photo by Jeanne van Hekken

##Philadelphia Sailing Club members on a Southern Bay cruise. Photo by Jane Harrington

##Dymer Creek. Where has your club traveled to this summer? Send your top photos to Photo by Bob Bedell

##Nineteen members on nine boats enjoyed the North Point SA fall cruise on Worton’s Creek in mid-September.

##Wilmington Sail and Power Squadron members at the September raft-up at Eagle Cove in the Magothy River.

##Among a crowd of 50 Corinthians members, Reg and Kay Clay hosted cocktails aboard before the Eastport Oyster Boys concert on Shaw Bay in September.

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No Boat? No Problem


lthough her 1976 Sabre 28 QE3’s current home is Chaumont Bay on Lake Ontario, where she sits on her cradle ready for a trip to her new home, Vicki Hurt has not let the lack of a sailboat stop her from sailing often on the Chesapeake Bay and beyond. Since she co-founded the Annapolis Sailors Club (ASC) in April 2012 and organizes all club activities, you could say that Vicki creates her own sailing destiny by bringing sailors together. How did you get into sailing? On a whim. I was travelling back from Europe with a fellow schoolmate who mentioned that she knew a marina owner offering a Women’s Basic Keelboat Class the following weekend. Did I want to go? At our next airport stop, I called and got us into that class. I was so hooked, I did all the ASA classes over the next two sailing seasons and still could not get enough water time.

What’s the best part about being in a sailing club? The variety of sailing opportunities provided by our members is pretty amazing. Members provided me the opportunity to spend most of this past June on the water, including first time crossing the Gulf Stream, visiting Bermuda, and seeing new ports such

as Norfolk. There are a lot of reasons for people to come together and share experiences, but I have to say the camaraderie

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Our Favorite Summer Memories

e asked sailors to send their favorite memories from the 2013 sailing season, and members from the Annapolis Sailors Club (ASC) answered the call. What moments stand out in your mind from this year’s sailing season? Feel free to send them anytime to

Outstanding memories of my first passage, from Bermuda in June, crossing the Gulf Stream and arriving in Norfolk. Hot, sticky, and glorious! ~Vicki Hurt

I have sailed all my life but had never skippered a boat flying a spinnaker. I bought a Hunter 23 last year with a spinnaker but didn’t have the guts to try it out on my own. Last month, my friend Jack Lahr enlisted expert spinnaker handler Bob Gallagher to show me the ropes. In a perfect 10-knot breeze, we launched the beautiful yellow/green and white sail (almost) flawlessly. That made me as happy as a dog with a new bone. ~ Marc Apter

In August, I signed a lease for a place in Eastport. Instead of living an hour from my boat, I’ll now be five minutes away! ~Al Lorman During the Governor’s Cup, I was at the helm at 3 a.m. as we approached Point Lookout on port tack doing about seven knots. Because of the darkness, fatigue, and the fact I was not on my own boat, I had to duck two larger boats approaching on starboard. I also did my first sail from Bermuda to Norfolk. After 52 hours of no wind, we went almost immediately to two reefs and a staysail for the next four days. ~Joel Aronson

Bringing home our new Hunter 340 from Havre de Grace. Great ASC club members volunteering to help us have a stressful and enjoyable run down the Bay. ~Matt Pickering

Helping out on the Shearwater Twilight Race committee boat and watching almost 100 boats flying spinnakers as they sailed downwind to cross the finish line about 30 yards away ~Nancy Davis

It was the Sea Shanty Raft-up of course! A terrific addition to the July Fourth holiday that was fun for my son Justin, girlfriend Mary, and crew member Jamie. Singing the sea shanties with the ASC members was icing on the cake! ~Jeff Porter We covered our competitor, got a good start, were third round the first mark, overstood, got to weather passing one of the two boats ahead of us, gained on the lead boat who owed us a bunch of time, and finished first in class and first overall by a large margin in the Western Roundup for Dickerson Yachts. What can be more fun than sailing at your best and winning the race? ~Doug Sargeant

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##The ASC Sea Shanty Raft-Up was among the club’s favorites.

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Havre de Grace Invitational Abandoned Due to Shark Attack! by Betty Caffo


fter a splendid start to October, with warm weather and plenty of sunshine, the long-planned John Heffner Memorial Fall Invitational sponsored by Havre de Grace YC (HDGYC) on October 5 was full of promise. Sailors registered in record numbers, with 37 boats from five area clubs, almost evenly divided into the five classes. But Mother Nature had another plan. No racing today!

She teased with at best a zephyr, and added current pushed us down the Bay while we drifted on flat water. And then, everyone noticed a shark following closely behind Lottery from North East River YC! Sure, he was fat and bright blue, but a shark nonetheless. Amazingly, crew members jumped in for a swim with the shark so close at hand. Sailors had to find entertainment somewhere while under postponement. Our expert Race Committee, Bill Adams and Ursula Kuehn out of Eastport YC showed great patience, even postponing one start to allow for a very polite tug captain and barge to come through the line. But after nearly three hours, most agreed it was time to head up to Havre de Grace for the party. And a grand party it was. With the tent adorned with lights, Wallis & Co. band playing our favorites, and the Laurrapin Grille serving us gourmet fare of steak, salmon, and sides, sailors enjoyed a warm fall evening. Commodore Al Caffo decided that the event called for awards for something, since our traditional hand-carved duck decoy awards are so coveted. So de“One pull on the long graceful oars and it all came back. It was like dancing again with a long lost love”


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coy awards went to first-time racer Amber Ponti aboard Stella; youngest crew member, six-year-old Ray Pennypacker, aboard Casper; Woody Brumfield, sailor with the longest history of racing; and the skipper bringing his boat the farthest, Dan Miller from Glenmar, aboard Blonde Stranger. The most senior sailor award winner would only admit to being over 71 to qualify and prefers to remain anonymous, but he does sail on N’Titled regularly. Despite lack of a breeze, bad current, and a shark attack, the Fall Invitational was a hit for 135 sailors.

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Bringing Spain to the Chesapeake An Interview with Sara Morgan Watters


recently talked with Annapolis area sailor Sara Morgan Watters about her experience coaching junior sailing abroad, her newly founded Spanish sailing exchange program, and her insider tips for high school sailing at Severn SA (SSA). Check out the Dock Talk article “Hola Opti Sailors” (p. 20 September SpinSheet) to learn more about Watters’s Spanish Sailing Exchange Program.

How did you organize the Spanish kids’ sailing program? About a year ago, I contacted Joel Labuzetta at Annapolis YC (AYC) about the idea of hosting Spanish Optimist racers during their summer program. Joel liked the idea and was able to provide four good Optimist hulls so the sailors wouldn’t have to charter. I collected all the important information about the AYC program, translated it into Spanish, and created a brochure for interested Spanish families I knew from my experience living on the Cataluña coast. I also did some networking last March at a big Opti regatta north of Barcelona, where I was able to speak face to face with the parents and kids and generate a lot of interest. In the end, five Catalan sailors from three clubs came to the United States through the exchange. As a lifelong sailor, what was it like going to Spain and sailing? One difference between Spanish and American sailing might be the level of intensity and pace. Every Sunday before racing and before most other regattas, we would meet at the club beforehand to have a sit down leisurely breakfast with other teams. Once out on the water, we only ever did one race which would last about an hour. The first time I sailed with the group, I was shocked that we weren’t setting up for a second race, but I got used 62 November 2013 SpinSheet

##AYC junior program directorJoel Labuzetta with some sailors from the Spanish exchange program.

to this relaxed approach to the day. Now I appreciate the tranquility of that schedule, because although we could be competitive and take the sailing seriously, it was just as important to enjoy the social aspect of the day. Of course, after our race we’d come in and often have a big paella lunch (traditional Spanish rice dish) or at least another beer or two before heading back to Barcelona. Although the sailing might be the same, the wind shifts, current, weather, tactics and strategy, and the culture around it are unique.

Was it difficult at first to coach in Spanish? I taught a week of “sailing in English” for some advanced Optimist racers. Then they hired me for another week to coach beginner Optis, which turned out to be a huge test to my Spanish abilities. Beginner sailors are hard enough to teach and certainly harder to coach than advanced racers and even more so in a different language. But as long as they understood what I was trying to say, they didn’t think twice about how well it came out.

What are your future plans with the exchange program? You’ve spent time in South America— would you ever think of starting a similar program down there? I would love to start an exchange program in South America and in many other countries around the world. The great thing about junior sailing is that we use the same boats internationally. The Optimist, Club 420, Laser, and 29er can be found in most countries, so why not start an exchange program everywhere? I envision the exchange program to include coaches as well as sailors. ​As for the sailors and the future of the exchange program, I’d really like to work to broaden the spectrum of participation. I’d like clubs from all over the U.S. with strong junior sailing programs to participate. And equally, I’d like those same sailors to travel to another country and experience living abroad while sharing the sport. I would also like to work on the business and marketing side of things and am hoping to launch a website to help try to grow the program more globally.

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##Sara Morgan Watters with Spanish Opti sailors.

You are now coaching here at SSA—how is your season going? We have four high schools that train out of SSA: Archbishop Spalding, Broadneck, South River, and Key School. We just qualified three of those four teams for the Fall League Championships, so it’s going well. What do you try to accomplish with your kids each practice? Each practice we have a certain goal in mind which will usually depend on an upcoming regatta. If there is a team racing event a week away, we will work on doing basic passbacks and team racing moves. We’ve

done the box drill a lot, which practices the different legs of a team race course. At each mark of the box, you stop and have a moment to talk through it with your team and coach before resetting. This is fun for the kids because it’s like racing, but it’s a productive way to dissect the course into smaller parts. What are some words of wisdom for young sailors looking to take their sailing careers far? Tiller time. I’d recommend sailors sail as much and in as many different boats with as many different people as possible.

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The America’s Cup and Annapolis Building on a Great Tradition


hile there was plenty of action on the Bay within the last month, the one story the sailing world couldn’t stop talking about was certainly the America’s Cup victory. Considered the greatest comeback in all of sports history, Jimmy Spithill and the crew onboard Oracle Team USA went on to win eight straight races to retain the America’s Cup. There was only one American involved in the sailing of the America’s Cup. And we want that to change. So to find out what it takes to bump up our sailing game and get ourselves competing on an international level, we went straight to the man behind the biggest sailing headline of 2013 for some answers.

Spithill: “Well, I think we’ve already taken a big step because now, there are more Americans involved in sailing than there have been in the past decade, and I think that’s because of the style of boats. They’re fast! It’s exciting! And I think that one of the things that has turned kids off from sailing is that while there are great sailing classes out there, sometimes kids just want to go out there and go fast. Do something that looks good, as well. And luckily there are all sorts of options for kids now, like the X-Games, for kids to get involved in. This is physical, it’s fast, it’s fun, and I think there needs to be more high performance boats and sailing programs. If you look at New Zealand and Australian sailing programs, we’re dominating when it comes to high performance boats. And that’s really the way forward. That’s what kids want to sail, and so it’s what a lot of the junior programs involve. And you see us get bigger classes because kids enjoy it.” 64 November 2013 SpinSheet

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A Sailing Star is Born

hile some sailors have to work for a lifetime just to be able to watch the America’s Cup from the sidelines, others are born into sailing royalty. On September 23, Tucker Thompson was busy acting as the primary commentator for the America’s Cup, rehearsing a speech congratulating Emirates Team New Zealand (who were 8-1 at the time) that was set to be broadcast on NBC as he handed the Cup over to the Kiwis. But as we all know, nothing ever goes as planned. Late that night, Tucker’s wife, Sara, called him from the hospital: “I’m in labor, and your son is also in the hospital with a broken nose,” she told Tucker. “It’s your call.” Tucker’s call was to head home to be with his five-year old son Philip and his wife, who ended up being sent home from the hospital with false labor. Baby Sutton Ames Thompson didn’t make her appearance until two weeks later, on October 14 at 1:51 a.m., weighing seven pounds and five ounces. We assume that she waited until after all the America’s Cup drama had subsided and she knew she’d have her parents’ full attention. Baby Sutton and her older brother Philip have a sailing legacy that stems

further back than their prolific dad, though. They are direct descendants of George Lee Schuyler, the man responsible for writing the original Deed of Gift in 1857 that brought the Cup back to New York Yacht Club and one of the original five owners of the yacht

America, winner of the 1851 Hundred Guinea Cup. Welcome, Baby Sutton! We know great things will come in your lifetime, and that this is only the first of many times your sweet face will grace the pages of SpinSheet. Congratulations, Thompson Family!

##Annapolis sailor and T2PTV Founder Tucker Thompson was one of the main commentators in America’s Cup Park. Photo courtesy Tucker Thompson

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HCMAX J/70 North Americans


##Little wind kept sailors waiting patiently before racing was abandoned on Day Two. Photo by Dan Phelps

##Heather Gregg Earl and her crew onboard Muse leg out on the fleet. Photo by Dan Phelps

Hillman Capital MAX J/70 North Americans Results Muse

Heather Gregg Earl Brian Keane


Tim Healy

Helly Hansen


Peter McChesney

Robert Hughes

Heart Breaker

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ailors overtook the deck, two floors, and immediate docks surrounding Annapolis YC on Saturday, September 27. While many were inside enjoying their dinners at tables surrounded by crew, others co-mingled outside, dangling their legs off the docks while they ate. It was a friendly, familiar scene. But it wasn’t familiar at all. Almost 90 boats and their crews were in town for the Hillman Capital MAX J/70 North Americans, and while the Chesapeake Bay was well represented in the standings, over two thirds of the boats were from outside the Mid-Atlantic region. Boats were coming from as far away as California, Bermuda, and Canada to compete. But you’d never know it by the looks of the crowd. Everyone was so friendly and talkative it seemed more like a college sailing team’s reunion. We managed to bump into Dave Franzel, an old J/24 sparring partner from Boston who had switched to the 70 in late 2012, just in time for Key West Race Week where he came in ninth out of 39 boats. “It was a very crowded line,” Franzel says of the North Americans. “A very crowded, testosterone-fueled line.” Funny, then, that at the end of the three-day regatta, a woman’s name should be in the top slot. Heather Gregg Earl, another New Englander who made the trip south on Muse, bounced back from a 55th place-score in the second race to finish with 95 points, besting 88 other boats in the process. Impressive since she did so with an all-amateur crew on a boat she only purchased in December of last year. Right behind her was Brian Keane, another Mass Bay sailor, on Savasana. Keane is no stranger to sailing in Annapolis, as he has been an Annapolis Race Week regular on both his J/105 and now the J/70. And it showed: he pulled in two bullets in seven races, but after finishing twice in the middle of the fleet, he dropped to second place overall with 97 points. Finishing in the middle of the fleet wasn’t so bad, though. “For the very last race, we got 19th,” says Kathy Parks, who raced on Sundog and was also a regatta co-chair alongside Will Keyworth.

“Coming in 19th doesn’t feel that great when you’re looking ahead at all the boats in front of you. But then you look behind you and you see 70 boats, it’s incredible! The perspective is just really exciting.” Managing and maintaining your position in a fleet that size was certainly daunting, but not impossible. For one, the Race Committee (RC), headed by Sandy Grosvenor, set up a start line with two segments and a signal boat set directly between them. This meant that racers had the option of one side or the other for the start, alleviating some of the overcrowding. This also allowed RC to have more eyes on the over-earlies, which led to fewer general recalls. “I was worried it’d be a total nightmare,” says Parks, “but it really was a pleasure to sail in the regatta.” After the first two days of light wind, however, it was simply a pleasure to be sailing at all. Thursday’s conditions fell between two and eight knots, while Friday’s prognosis was no better with only 3-5 knots of wind. This gave sailors plenty of time to discuss rig tension dos and don’ts before racing was canceled for the day. On Saturday, however, the wind started out the day at 18 knots before dropping down to 8-10, all out of the north. Sandy Grosvenor and the RC aimed to get off four races, and they accomplished this before sending everyone in happy. It’s possible that the northern breeze coupled with the current managed to keep the locals from being able to utilize their local knowledge to their greatest advantage (at least that’s the story we’re sticking to). But Annapolis-area sailors didn’t disappoint. Local Peter McChesney came in fourth; Henry Filter and Jennifer Wulff came in 10th and 11th, respectively. Considering the relative youth of the fleet, those are some formidable results. As far as a rematch, Annapolis sailors are ready to bring everyone back for more action, and the AYC is ready to host. “Not many clubs can handle this fleet because it’s so huge,” says Parks. “But this is a great place to do it because people from everyone can come. (When it comes to future championships,) I know we’ll be raising our hand again.”

Constellation Cup 2013: Baltimore Sailing at its Finest


hroughout the spring and summer, Tuesday night action in Baltimore is some of the most fun sailing around. But we have to say, it’s fall sailing in Bawlmer (hon) that really gets us excited. And the Constellation Cup proves to be both excellent sailing and one of the best regatta parties of the year. This year, race organizers sent sailors twice around an out-and-back course between Fort McHenry and around Fort Carrol before bringing everyone in for a dramatic, downwind Inner Harbor finish. A storm front scheduled to blow in around 2 p.m. was kept at bay, but the sun struggled to come out, keeping everyone in an extra layer or two. After a day of southerly wind in the low teens, some sneaky puffs off the Domino Sugar factory and Federal

Constellation Cup 2013 Results Fleet



Fin Keel

Dark Crystal

Kyle Stump

Full Keel


Mike Cranfield


The Fish

Karen Lenkey/Bill Finn



Mike Cranfield

Hill put boats unexpectedly on their ears right at the finish. Despite the fantastic sailing that the Constellation Cup seems to deliver annually, one of the best reasons to participate is certainly the party afterward. Most boats rafted up to Pier One after the race, docking next to the U.S.S. Constellation in all her glory. At 5 p.m. the caterers had rolled out an incredible spread for hungry racers: Bertha’s Mussels, P.F. Chang’s, Five Guys, Kona Grill, and many more delivered on the food, while an open bar gave everyone the liquid courage necessary to have fun on the dance floor: sailors with layers of grimy “harbor glow” got down with Baltimore’s fancy philanthropy set deep into the night. In the end, the dark horse ended up taking the honors. The Fish, a B-32 owned by Bill Finn, disregarded the tack-andcover game that the bigger boats engaged in to come out on top in the Spinnaker class. This is the first for The Fish, and well deserved for the boat that has been such a big part of the Baltimore sailing scene. In the Fin Keel class, Kyle Stump’s Dark Crystal won the day, beating out Bob Sopka’s Infared. And in the Full Keel class,

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Mike Cranfield’s Alaris legged out on the rest of the fleet and finished a full 12 minutes ahead of the second boat. Alaris also came in first for the Pursuit race, besting the other 23 boats in the class. The Constellation Cup is always about capping off one more year of Baltimore sailing with a final hurrah. Judging from this year’s results, we anticipate 2014 to be the year of the rematch (or the grudge, depending on whom you speak to). And seriously, we can’t wait. Get involved with the Baltimore City Yacht Association by clicking See full results at

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Shields North Americans at TAYC Story and photos by Al Schreitmueller


hile the J/70 North Americans were running in Annapolis, the Shields North Americans were being contested at Tred Avon YC (YC) September 25-28. PRO Tot O’Mara and her Race Committee gave the fleet 1.5-mile windward-leeward legs with shorter legs in the light stuff and kept things fair and interesting in sometimes challenging conditions. Syrinx had a pair of bullets to lead off, with Grace winning the third race, and the front of the fleet was pretty bunched up with a drop race in the scoring. The final day saw two hard-fought races in fresh breeze with Aeolus posting a second and third to

assure victory. With one drop race, she scored better than top local boat Black Pearl who sailed to all single digit scores. The Black Pearl crew included Jay Dayton driving, Jason Wilson on main, Todd Taylor in the pit, Aaron Serinis providing tactical advice and trim, and Allison Downes on the bow. The local Bay Shields Fleet #21 has concentrated on the Tred Avon River in Oxford and was effectively restarted on the Bay eight years ago. The 1962 designed Shields won’t plane like the a J/70, but her beautiful lines mean that even the last boat home is a pleasure to watch race.

Shields Final Results (Top 10 of 22 boats)

##TAYC members in the Black Pearl in the lead.

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John Burnham/Ida Lewis


Black Pearl

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R&E Robbins/Beverly

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H.L. Devore/Larchmont

6-13-2 -5-10-[18]=36


Drew Kellogg/TAYC



Skip McGuire/Larchmont



Chris Wick/Mason’s Island

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##Allen Clark and crew on Tango.

No Shooting Turkeys Here by John Henley


urkey, Regatta, Hospice—strange combination, but in the words of the chairman of this year’s Turkey Shoot Regatta, John McConnico, as he greeted sailors all decked out in their foul weather gear to the “umpteenth” Turkey Shoot Regatta (actually number 25) on a wet Friday October afternoon, “Welcome all!” The weekend of October 12 dawned cloudy, rainy, and just plain wet, but almost 100 sailboats and an estimated 300 sailors braved the mist, rain, and fog to sail in the regatta hosted by the Rappahannock River YC and Rappahannock Yachts off beautiful Carters Creek in Irvington, VA. The races sailed in the blustery Rappahannock River drew boats of all sizes from a Flying Scot, a beautiful Hinckley of some 40 feet, many sloops, a ketch or two, and a sleek yawl, all

“Why?” I explained to them that both John McConico and their grandfather hailed from the great state of Alabama and probably had no idea what a sailboat looked like way back when and never imagined then that they would be on a sailboat and shooting turkeys at the same time. Of course, this is just a play on words and does not do justice to the real purpose of the Turkey Shoot as it is commonly called. This series of sailboat races is the key player for the income for the Northern Neck Hospice program and also provides substantial support to Riverside Hospice. All the workers are volunteers. The majority of the fine food (sans turkey) is donated by members of the Hospice volunteers and employees, and of course, those of us crazy enough to take our

knots on Saturday, complete with rain and fog. We awoke to a nastier day on Sunday with winds pretty steady at 25 knots and a creeping feeling that while Saturday was okay for a 20-footer, maybe we needed to grow a little to be able to play with the big boys on this final day. So thinking about home, passing the stern of the committee boat, surfing wildly, trying different sail sets, and really wanting to repeat our second place finish on Saturday, we as a crew decided that maybe this race was better left to our bigger cousins and let them slug it out with Mother Nature. Off our call went to the Race Committee to inform them that we were withdrawing and would see all at the awards ceremony later. Home we flew, with a quick change

##While conditions were blustery on the river, the tent and atmosphere of the Turkey Shoot were warm.

##John Auburn, Debbie Riddle, and Jim Wilson arriving at their home dock following the Turkey Shoot.

with crews (representing 20 yacht clubs) waiting for the start in the rougher than expected weather. From the perspective of one skipper who sailed in the very windy conditions of the weekend, I would say it was a resounding success with all crews returning to the hospitality tent on Saturday afternoon, wet but eager to tell their stories of how it was out on the Rappahanock on one of the wildest and certainly wettest Turkey Shoot weekends that comes to mind. My three visiting grandsons (of 15 grandchildren) were quite perplexed at how a turkey shoot could occur on a sailboat, in the rain and of all things, Follow us!

boats out in such wonderful weather are all volunteers, each with our own reason to support Hospice. One boat was crewed entirely by a wonderful set of young physicians that work in Hospice day in and day out. This crew is mirrored by the many that have benefitted from the work of a Hospice program somewhere along the road to the regatta. Let me tell you a few things about this year’s Turkey Shoot from the perspective of a three-person crew, sailing in a 20 foot boat, unable to see above the wave tops, playing follow the leader (well some also followed us if truth be told), around a triangular course set in the middle of the Rappahannock, winds about 15

out of wet clothes, and back to the tent to see how all the others faired. Not badly as it turned out. Mad Hatter, skippered by Bob Fleck, won the overall regatta, and our leader on Saturday stayed the course as Abino won our division. Congratulations to these and all who sailed and persevered to a win. P.S. No turkeys were harmed in this regatta. About the Author: John Henley races a Santana 20 on the Rappahannock River and is vice commodore and immediate past commodore of the Yankee Point Racing and Cruising Club. SpinSheet November 2013 69

Hospice Cup Welcomes Fall Racing


lustery fall conditions made for a chilly Hospice Cup this year, but that didn’t stop more than 60 boats from coming out to the race course (and hundreds of sailors from turning up at the party afterward). Three races were on the schedule, and Race Committee (sponsored by Annapolis YC) kept things moving despite gusts at 25 knots and four-foot waves. The Storm Trysail Club managed PHRF N and a reverse-handicap staggered start, 5.5mile course for Hospice Class racers, 21 teams who don’t normally race. The J/105 Mirage, skippered by Cedric Lewis, managed to win all three of the day’s races, taking the Best in Fleet trophy as well as the Sajak Family Foundation Trophy for Cruising One

Design class. Carl and Scott Gitchell on Tenacious won the Hospice Cup trophy, signifying the strongest performance over three consecutive years. Richard Tudan and his crew on the Freedom 40 Willoway won the Martin F. McCarthy Trophy, while RickHill won the Lovelace/Sniegon Memorial Trophy on his Sabre 402 Calypso. The Hank Lawton Trophy for top crew funding went to Jim Muldoon’s Donnybrook, while Naval Academy Midshipman Jon Driesslien won both the ARINC trophy for top helsmanship by a Naval Academy midshipman and the Kass Memorial trophy for best performance in PHRF. For more information on the Hospice Cup, visit For more photos, visit

Hospice Cup XXXII Results Fleet





Cedric Lewis


Aunt Jean

Jerry Christofel



Jim Muldoon



Jon Driesslein


C Breeze

Stuart Forrest



David Shiff



Julian Bidgen

Hospice Class Reverse Start


Richard Tudan

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New Race Format? Ask Sailors What They Want


hen asked if he had advice for race organizers looking to revamp a tired event, as he did with the first Race to Rock Hall, Potapskut SA (PSA) rear commodore John Aellen says, “I spent a lot of time asking sailors and the cruising onedesign fleets what they wanted in a regatta. Some of what I heard was, ‘It would be nice to have a shower, a real bathroom, the ability to stretch my legs after a long race…’ We listened to this. If your regatta numbers are dwindling, you need to find out what racers want and mix it up a bit.” Mix it up he did. We reported in the September issue how PSA had set aside its tired Race to Queenstown and decided to try something new: the first PSA Race to Rock Hall September 28-29. Aellen and team discovered that Haven Harbor Marina was delighted to have them. Racers were able to enjoy that which they felt they lacked before: a shoreside venue, complete with amenities and a pool (although it was a tad chilly for swimming), oysters and Dark n’ Stormies, a live band, discounted slips, and shuttle service into town. Forty-four boats registered for the new race. Yes, that’s right, 44. In a summer of shrinking regatta numbers up and down the Bay, this race attracted 44 boats in eight classes its first time around for a 17-mile race (later shortened by five miles due to a 3 p.m. lull after a decent day of wind) on a sunny, 75-degree September day. More than 160 people came to the party. PSA did not just do something right; they hit it out of the park. “We exceeded all of our goals,” says Aellen. The rear commodore thanks the many people who helped run the Race to Rock Hall, including Haven Harbour Marina with whom he hopes to have a long, successful partnership. The 2014 event is slated for September 27-28 and will include even more improvements, as race organizers expect 60 or more entries. Follow us!

##Relaxing with Dark n’ Stormies at Haven Harbour Marina after the Race to Rock Hall.

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5O5 Mid-Atlantic Championship Regatta by Henry Amthor


ourteen teams with a nice mix of sailors from as far as Ireland, Illinois, New Hampshire, North Carolina, New York, Maryland, and Virginia sailed a light air series out of the West River Sailing Club (WRSC) for the 5O5 Mid-Atlantic Championships September 28-29. Saturday greeted the fleet with a 10- to 12-knot northerly. The start time was nicely adjusted to allow many teams to make the drive and set up Saturday morning. Hampton sailor Tyler Moore sailing w/ Carl Smit got off to a good start and led all the way. The next three races were dominated by Parker Shinn and Jesse Falsone who showed good boat speed and solid starts and protected the favored inshore side of the course. WRSC staff, with its recently renovated kitchen, grilled up some serious looking steaks and crab cakes for the hungry group watching a very nice sundown overlooking the creek.

##5O5 Mid-Atlantic Championships on the West River. Photo by Clay Taylor


Bay Jam Supports Sultana

he Georgetown Racing Fleet’s (GRF) September 7 Bay Jam Race honored its roots in competitive Northern Bay sailing with a friendly but serious day of racing capped by a fun-filled night of music. GRF hosts competitions on Saturday afternoons from its home on the Sassafras River waters of Georgetown, MD and consists of a welcoming group of sailors. Longtime Northern Chesapeake sailors will recall that the original Bay

##Family-friendly fun with serious competition at the GRF Bay Jam. Photo by David Wade

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Sunday brought another sunny day with eight to 10 knots for the sail out. Unfortunately, the pressure dropped to six knots for the start of race 5 and continued to die just as the fleet finished. Kelsey and Uncle Henry picked up the last shift on the first beat and led all the way around followed by Tyler and Carl and Macy Nelson sailing with Stephen Long. With the breeze iffy for the rest of the day, Macy made a good call to sail in and have a casual debrief to discuss what worked well in the light air conditions. Special thanks to the WRSC 5O5 fleet members Macy and Doug for putting the regatta together and pushing for strong turnout. Final results: 1) Parker Shinn (New York YC)/ Jesse Falsone (Severn SA); 2) Tyler Moore (Hampton YC)/Carl Smit (Santa Cruz YC); 3) Henry Amthor (HYC)/Kelsey Avril.

Jam Race began as a garage band sailing affair hosted by Peter Jensen at the ever popular Still Pond, MD. Once a year, those nights rang out across the dark waters to contradict the Still Pond name. The legends continue today, but the musicfilled and family-friendly race party has now been moved to the brightly lit Pavilion at Turner’s Creek off of the well-protected anchorage. Food, fun, music, and sailing stories are accessible by boat and by car for the evening awards ceremonies.

GRF hosted this year’s race to raise funds for the Sultana organization and its flagship Sultana, a reproduction 43-ton topsail schooner out of Chestertown, MD. Launched in 2001, the organization’s mission is to educate students of all ages about the history and geology of the Chesapeake Bay. This year’s race was a wonderful blue sky day with enough breeze to keep the competition high. Living up to the GRF mission, the day featured race winners ranging from experienced northern Bay warriors to those new to the fleet racing. PHRF A/B line honors and corrected time winner was Rosalita. PHRF C/D line honors and corrected time winner was Double Agent. PHRF NS winner on corrected time was Sanford and Son. New to the winner’s podium this year was cruising class winner Patriot Dream whose crew ventured down the Bay from the usual Wednesday night races on the Bohemia River. GRF was able to provide race course photographs through the generous support of the Butcher family’s photography boat. For photos and more, visit To learn more about the Sultana, visit

Mastering the Laser Game in Newport


ne of the Chesapeake sailors who did quite well at the Lasers Masters North American Championship at New York YC in Newport, RI, October 18-20 claims it wasn’t much of a victory because of the small number of female competitors. This may be true, but when SpinSheet editors see three local sailors standing on a podium or highlighted as top finishers in any category at a 137-boat regatta, we’re going to claim bragging rights. Bay sailors were in the game, and we’re proud of them. In the 38-boat Laser Radial fleet, Annapolis sailors and Severn Sailing Association (SSA) members Kim Couranz and Dorian Haldeman placed second and third respectively in the Apprentice Master class. Margaret Podlich, also an SSA member, was the top female in the Laser Radial with 150 points and placed 16th overall. Other Chesapeake region sailors who competed in the event: Ted Morgan (SSA), Michael Parramore (SSA), Scott Leppert (Fishing Bay YC), Henry

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New Racing Perspective, New Tools by Kim Couranz


ack in college sailing, from time to Watching racing from onboard a race time, we’d have “crew races” where the committee boat gives you a terrific view, skipper and crew would swap spots in enabling you to “race along” with the fleet the boat. While the immediate result was by thinking, “If I were racing, I’d tack back generally a few laughs as everyone stumbled toward the mark about now” or the like. It over their feet in their new positions, the also lets you see things such as how much long-term outcomes were more subtle and line sag the fleet has on the starting line enduring. (when boats starting in the middle of the line don’t have as easy a reference point as Not only would we gain a heightened those starting near the signal boat or the appreciation for our teammate’s job, we’d pin end, they’re often a tad conservative walk away learning more about how we and are off the line a bit, hence “sagging”). could help them fill their role as best they You’ll also learn what the race commitcould, strengthening our team. It’s amazing what moving just three feet or so in the same boat can ##Photo by Ted Morgan do for your perspective! So the next time we rounded the top mark when back in our “original positions,” easing the vang just the right amount moved up on the crews’ to-do list; communicating clearly what their intentions for an upcoming leeward mark rounding was more important to the skippers. A similar “swap roles” on the race course can improve your racing: dinghy sailors volunteering on race committee, and race committee members getting back in sailboats. Primarily, I’m coming at this from a sailor’s point of view, tee can see—such as wind shifts from up because that’s my usual role. But I definite- at the weather mark—and can’t see. Race committees often are challenged in setting ly benefit from serving on race committee starting lines in current in a way that makes several days each year. getting the fleet off the line possible. For As a sailor, thinking as the race comexample, current pushing from the signal mittee does can help you succeed. As a boat end toward the pin end, but also member of a race committee, you’ll get over the line, can create quite a pileup of a front-row view of how these commitboats at the pin, many of whom may slip tees function, getting the timelines and over the line if the line is set square to the procedures imprinted in your mind. Of wind without considering current. A slight course, it’s important to review part three, tweaking of the line (a degree or two) to fa“Conduct of a Race,” in the Racing Rules vor the boat or the pin end can be effective of Sailing as a primer on details including in spreading the fleet out along the line, the timing system for starting races and avoiding multiple general recalls. other race committee responsibilities ServCurrent can affect the fleet in subtle ing on the race committee is also a great ways; as a sailor, if you can notice that this way to learn just what the heck all those is happening, you may be able to capitalize flags mean! 74 November 2013 SpinSheet

on it. And as race committee, you can get races off more smoothly. On the flip side, it’s critical for race committee to understand what sailors need. Each type of one-design dinghy has unique needs. Some like reaching (triangle courses); others thrive with courses that enable downwind or by-thelee sailing (windward/leeward courses). Each type of boat has different performance characteristics and thresholds for how much is too much or too little wind, especially when combined with our area’s often challenging currents. Spending time at the tiller, in particular, can help race committees understand the fine line between good sailing conditions versus those that are acceptable for racing, especially in light air. Much of this understanding can be gained through active communication between the race committee and competitors during a regatta; designating a fleet liaison to share ideas with the race committee (“If the starting line were a few boat lengths longer, it would make starts less messy”); and to spread information from the race committee to the fleet (“We’re planning on two more races this afternoon”) can be effective. Late each fall is the time when many yacht clubs and sailing associations set their calendars for the upcoming year, often starting by identifying principal race officers for any major championships that may be coming to town. Check in with your club to see how the process works. Is there a principal race officer whose events you have particularly enjoyed in the past? See if you can volunteer to help for a weekend with this person, playing an active role to both learn more about how race committee works and also sharing your opinions to make the racing even better for everyone involved.

Winning the Road Game Two Annapolis J/22 Racers Dominate in Newport by Duffy Perkins


he waters around beautiful Fort Adams in Newport, RI, were host to the J/22 World Championships, October 1-5. A total of 71 boats showed up to compete in 10 races, and at the end of the weekend two Chesapeake Bay boats stood head and shoulders above the rest of the New England fleet. The overall winner of the regatta was Dazzler, skippered by Allan Terhune. The Arnold, MD, resident and North Sails pro wasn’t expected to walk away with the trophy, but with scores of 1-2-3-9-2-2-1-4-4, there was no denying him. That doesn’t mean he didn’t have to work for it, though. “It was a really tough regatta,” says Terhune. “The best J/22 teams from around the world were there, and we really had to be on our game, knowing the whole time that someone is out to get you.” Terhune has plenty of experience fleet racing, cutting his teeth in Flying Scots and Lightnings before setting his course to focus fully on J/22s over the past four years. “No matter where you sail, the same things always translate. We always stuck with our routine and used the same tune-ups.” Consistency was key for Terhune, who has also won U.S. Sailing’s Junior Triplehanded Championship, the Lightning North American Championship, and U.S. Sailing’s Championship of Champions. Putting him in a challenging fleet was nothing new.

##Brad Julian’s built momentum, and eventually was unstoppable. Photo by Christopher Howell.

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Terhune may have some of the best boats to compete against, but when it comes to his crew, he keeps it all in the family. Racing with him was his wife Katie, who has been ##Bringing the hardware back to Annapolis! Photo by Christopher Howell partnering up with him fleet of 71 boats had to be a little different since their days of sailing together at than heading out with the Thursday night the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, regulars, though. How do you adapt to a and two close friends. “It was the first starting line that crowded? “When the time the four of us had been out sailing lines are shorter, you can change what side together, but we knew each other from you want to be on within two minutes,” racing Lightnings,” says Terhune. “We says Julian. “But in a bigger fleet, you have just came up with a routine and stuck to make the decision earlier and commit with it; staying even-keeled was absoto it. The line can be so long that you’ll lutely the key to our success.” simply run out of time to get from one side But Dazzler wasn’t the only Bay boat to the other if there’s a shift, so we’d stay making waves in New England. Brad Juin the middle of the line with three to five lian and his crew onboard minutes, trying to decide what the wind managed to rack up the bullets, coming was going to do.” in second place only six points behind. Annapolis sailors can collectively Unlike Terhune, Julian brought in a pat themselves on the back for helping crew he’s consistently sailed with on the Terhune and Julian win on the road. Both Bay. “I’ve been agree that the J/22 fleet in Annapolis may sailing with Matt be smaller than the Worlds crowd, but it’s Schubert and Cojust as mighty. “The fleet here is great, and lin Robertson for every time we sail at home we have some of three years,” Juthe best boats out on the water,” says Terlian says. “They’re hune. Julian echoes the sentiment. “Racing just incredible at in Annapolis definitely prepares you for their positions, racing up there. Even if we get 10-15 boats and great sailors on the water for a weekend regatta, the in general. They quality is really great.” make my job We’re anticipating more great J/22 easier because we action right here in Annapolis with the don’t have to disSperry Top-Sider Annapolis NOODs in cuss maneuvers or May 2014 and then the J/22 North Ameriboat handling; we cans two weeks later. We’re sure Newport can focus on boat will be out for revenge, but giving Terhune speed, positionand Julian the home advantage is going to ing, and tactics.” make them tough to beat. Racing in a SpinSheet November 2013 75

The Family Business is Expanding The Campbell family, which owns and operates Campbell’s Boatyards, has announced the opening of Campbell’s Yacht Sales. Heading up the new venture are Alan Campbell and PJ Campbell. The yacht brokerage service will be operating from the Bachelor Point location of Campbell’s in Oxford, MD. Between their three facilities, Campbell’s Town Creek, Bachelor Point and Jack’s Point, there are slip rentals, launching, haul-outs and winter storage. With the addition of this new venture, the business will also be able to focus on the selling of both new and used boats, power and sail.

Welcome Aboard! VesselVanguard, the web-based subscription service that simplifies boat ownership, has recently appointed David Hensel as Chief Marketing Officer. Hensel comes to VesselVanguard from Grand Banks Yachts, where he served for nearly a decade as Director of Brand and Marketing. “I am incredibly pleased to welcome David to the VesselVanguard team,” says Don Hyde, CEO and founder of VesselVanguard. “During his tenure at Grand Banks, David collaborated very proactively with us to grow and improve our platform in ways that benefit boatbuilders, dealers and owners alike. When it came time to address the growing needs of our business, David was a natural fit. We’re very happy to have him on board.”

Joining Forces Ullman Sails Mid-Chesapeake will join Sail1Design as a sponsor, and Sail1Design’s Tom Sitzmann will join Ullman Sails at the loft’s Annapolisbased team. Along with extensive one-design and PHRF racing, Tom has coastal and blue water experience, cruising and racing along the coast of Maine and now in the Chesapeake Bay. “I am thrilled to return to sail making and to work for a strong, collaborative group like Ullman Sails,” Tom says. “I have always had a great deal of respect for Ullman Sails, the people that work here, and the business philosophy.”

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Task Force Created Maryland governor Martin O’Malley has appointed the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) to serve on a Maryland Boating Enhancement task force. The NMMA was appointed to the task force to study enhancing boating and the boating industry in Maryland, and members of the task force will evaluate options and make recommendations for enhancing boating and growing the industry. The task force will consider the effect of modifying the state vessel excise tax rate and boat registration fees. The task force is required to submit a report of its findings and recommendations to O’Malley by Sept. 1, 2015. 76 November 2013 SpinSheet

Happy Anniversary! Wooden Boat Restoration in Millington, MD, celebrates their tenth anniversary this month. Hooray!

When Your First Mate is a Lizard… In the coming months, look for a GEICO insurance commercial starring a Chesapeake Bay boat and sailor. Yacht broker and boat captain Bobby Allen with Atlantic Yachts was asked by GEICO to operate a Jeanneau 379 monohull for the commercial, with Allen conspicuously at the helm.

Harris Marine Group is proud to announce her tenth anniversary at the marine finance provider to boat buyers in the Mid-Atlantic region. To mark the anniversary, Harris has expanding her territory to include the entire East Coast and will continue to work with the boating public as well as select dealers and brokers. Harris, a longtime member of the National Marine Bankers Association and the American Vessel Documentation Association, provides a comprehensive menu of financing and associated services such as lien perfection, state titling, USCG documentation, and no obligation detailed marine insurance quotes.

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SAIL 14’ Chrysler Dagger Rare, classic day sailer, ’77, in excellent cond., 1 sail, dagger board, rudder. Blue hull. Great fun and fast to sail. Must sell, bargain at $1,500. Edgewater location, you must trailer. Call (443) 569-2957 or e-mail      19’ Cape Dory Typhoon ‘74 Good cond.. Well maintained by current owner. Bottom painted with Micron July 2013. Sails includes main, genoa and jib. Reliable 5-hp Nissan long-shaft. Slip paid thru March 2014. $3450 (301) 920-0300.      J/70 - 207 (March 2013) Lightly used J/70 with 2 sets of North sails, one set still in box. $55k (443) 822-4161.     

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Pearson P30 ‘73 $10,500 ono Priced to sell. Fantastic weekend / day sailor. Great cond.. 8 yr old sails: main and 130% genoa on Harkin roller furler. Well maintained Atomic 4 engine (hrs unknown). AC. Sleeps 3 comfortably, 4 easily. Had for 7 yrs, only upgrading because family is growing. Ray Marine depth and speed, Garmin GPS plotter. Call Mark 703-599-8667 or $10,500.     

Coronado 25 Well maintained, in water, sail away condition. North East, MD. Mooring for 2013. 5-hp Honda, 150 roller furling jib. Upgraded upholstery. Call for pictures, details. $2500 (302) 766-4086      25’ Olson E. ‘88/’89 2011 Furlex furler with Quantum 135 racing genoa with foam luff and white cover. Tohatsu 5 hp (2000). Asking $9,500. / 240-925-6415.     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 $6,500 OBO (703) 764-1277      27’ Bristol ‘79 Classic cruiser w/ low-hr Yanmar dsl. Herreshoff design. RF jib, dodger, bimini, spinnaker +extras. Bottom paint 2013. This could be your weekend home! $18K or Website:      27’ C&C Mark II ’73 Overall Good cond., newer sails, Harken RF, lazy jacks, Atomic4 gas eng. runs well, new autotiller, 12v circuit breaker, upgraded battery switch. Includes hard dinghy & motor, slip in Galesville till 4/1/14 $8,000 Includes sailing lessons if needed. Don at or (301) 943-4637(cell)      27’ Catalina ‘75 Good cond., RF, 9.9 outboard, sails well, fully equipped, priced to sell. (410) 243-3000.    

38’ Atlantic Duffy ’03 White hull w/ extended roof - 2009 repowered w/new John Deere 300-hp. Fiberglass hull & Airex Core deck/superstructure. Long range cruiser w/many extras, very well maintained - 500gal. fuel, 140gal. water, excel. electronics, all nautical charts, Newport to the Bahamas 2013 in paper & digital, full equipment & ready to go. Turnkey boat. Special price $179,000. call owner 401-239 0349, for more information.     

28’ Catalina Mark II Tall rig ’00 sailboat Jib is 3 seasons old. Main sail is original. 250 hrs on 26-hp well maintained Universal dsl engine. Fresh coat of bottom paint this season. Used as a day sailer only. $42,999 No brokers please! Call for details. (410) 626-7943, (443) 983-0114.    

27’ Ericson ’73 Keel cruising sloop, good cond, main, jib, spinnaker, 9.9 Honda 4-stroke otbd, solar battery charger, $5500-obo. Sea Scouts, Ken Kessler,, 703-569-2330, Steve Nichols     

Sabre S28-II ’79 Sloop $12,250 Good cond. 4’8” draught, 9’3” beam. Wheel steering, NEW: batteries, alternator, charger, tachometer, chartplotter/fishfinder, VHF, cabin lights, head, running rigging. New bimini, sail cover, binnacle cover and jib UV cover. Bottom paint 2011. Furling jib, wheel steering, AC. Volvo MD7-A. 4 sails. 2 anchors. Depth meter. Deale, MD Contact Gary: (303) 775-5453 or     

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

28’ Sabre ’75 Needs work, and a new engine. Great boat for the right person. Bohemia River. $2,000.,      30’ Catalina ’94 Mark III Tall Rig Wing Keel 3’-10”, depth, speed, dodger, bimini, Mail Lazy Bag, spinnaker, walkthru transom, 1292 hrs on eng, new vhf, 410-692-0873, In water in Oxford MD $39,500 (410) 215-7360.      30’ Catalina ’87 Tall Rig Exc. cond., limited family use only. Standard outfitting. Ready for sailing. In water on KI. $17,000 Contact (410) 604-3692,     J/30 ’83 Hull #434 Fully race equipped, $22,500 Terms negotiable (410) 647-6492.     30’ Newport ’82 $10,000 furling jib, lazyjack main, spinnaker with pole & reaching strut, dodger & bimini, wheel with cover, 5” draft, Universal 11 hp, just washed and waxed, fresh bottom paint, single owner. (410) 279-4956.     

32’ Pearson Vanguard Beautiful classic ready for new skipper to enjoy. ’01 Restoration included Moyer rebuild of Atomic4; New cushions; Awlgripped deck; electronics; Quantum sails. Good Old Boat Regatta winner. Varnished 2012. Located Rock Hall. Head turner w/ great sailing characteristics. Full keel, tiller, roller-furling boom and genoa. $15K obo PearsonVanguardforsale@, site/vanguard264forsale/home      32’ Sabre ‘84 Good cond. tri-cabin, fin keel, Westerbeke 21-hp well maintained, main new, genoa 135 good, jib 110, jib furler, wheel steering, $39,000, Mike 410-703-7986    

30’ O’Day 302 ‘88 3’11” wing keel, ICW cruised,18-hp, dodger, bimini, stack pack, refrigeration, cooker/oven, pressure water, hot shower, sleeps 6, bottom painted, instrumentation, email for more. Cambridge. $19,500 (410) 749-7613,     

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34’ LOA Traditional Gaff Rig Yawl ’08 Very handsome Thomas Gilmer design, crafted in Maine, bronze fastened cedar on oak frames, 23’ LOD, 8’6” beam, 4’ draft, teak cockpit & foredeck, 2 lg. berths, marine head w/holding tank, water tank and restored antique hand pump, 14 hp Yanmar, Garmin, depth, Cutts & Case maintained, now properly stored, $40,000, (609) 876-9507.     

34’ Peterson ’78 Striking Spartan lines, cruises in comfort, sleeps 8. Fast racer: genoa, geneker w/ ATN sleeve, autohelm, dsl. $18,500 Call (443) 5045147 day of eve. for complete details.     J/35 Rampage ’85 One of the rare J35s with an Original Wheel. Boat includes a large number of sails. (570) 336-0786.     

35’ Pearson ’81 Pristine teak interior and excellent overall condition. Hull #495 of Pearson’s most successful design. 24-hp diesel. Asking $32,500 Located 12 miles south of Annapolis. (301) 365-4783.     

35’ Saga ‘01 Great short-handed performance cruiser. Excellent cond., well equipped w/updated electronics, new bottom paint, dodger, 12v refrigeration and much more. John Dennison 443-995-8670,      35’ Young Sun Cutter ’83 Perry designed double ender, Yanmar dsl, radar, Aries vane, water maker, dodger, classic blue water cruiser. Hampton, VA Price Reduced. $47,500 (407) 488-6958.    

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36’ Islander ‘80 Pathfinder engine, sails: main, genoa 150, geneker. $35000 call (443) 255-1586.     Hunter 376 ’98 Seriously, a cleaner 376 you will not find! It’s my hobby to keep it pristine while as it sits in front of my house. Go to for pictures and all details. Price reduced to $71,500. (410) 252-1115.     

Island Packet 44 ’93 Great cruiser or liveaboard, recent bowthruster, A/C, stackpack, full cockpit enclosure, batteries, linear autopilot. I’ve singlehanded her to the Bahamas & back & this is a really comfortable cruiser. Alas, new marriage means my wandering days are done. First $165,000 firm. (410) 292-6600.     

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     

37’ Hunter ’88 Legion 375 keel sloopcruiser/racer, RF genoa, wheel, inbd dsl, heat/AC, chart plotter, Sea Scouts, $29,500 obo, Steve Alexander, 301-646-0805.     

53’ Amel Mango ’88 Incredibly strong and simple to handle offshore cruiser. This one has been around the globe and is ready to go out again! Asking $199,000. Contact Harold @ Annapolis Yacht Company (410) 268-7171 or     37’ Island Trader ketch 1976/2000 Complete rebuild 2000 with all top quality equipment. Great cruiser, live aboard. easy to sail, comfortable. equipment list on request.$45,000 call (757) 303-5174 or (361) 652-4423.      38’ Morgan ’68 Classic Morgan 38 for sale. Finish the project I started! This is an opportunity to own a sailing classic that has had the majority of the hardwork and dirty work completed. Completely stripped and cleaned bilges painted w/ Awlgrip, Rebuilt Westerbeke 40 engine w/160 Amp Alternator and 5000Watt Inverter. $7500 OBO email me and I will share extensive Photos.      Camper Nicholson 39 New Yanmar Engine, new ports, new hatches, new electronics, located Rock Hall tel (856) 468-3942.    

44’ CSY ’79 WO Head Turning Blue Water Cruiser 3 cabin, sleeps 7, 2 heads w/showers, bow thruster, 400 gal. water, 100 gal. fuel + 2-50 gal saddle tanks, new water pressure accumulator ’10, Perkins 4-286 dealer maintained 2800 hrs., new alt ’13, new refrdge compressor ’12, all new Simrad Electronics ’11-’12, new cockpit instrumentation ’13, annually maintained furling sails. New dodger & bimini 2013 $89,900 252-946-3759 (h) 410-353-9485 (c)    

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

Grand Soleil 40 ’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 $295,000. Call Harold @ Annapolis Yacht Company 410-268-7171,     

Grand Soleil 40 ’03 Head south in speed, comfort and style on board this Italian beauty. Lightly used & extremely well priced at $199,000. Please call for complete details & viewing instructions. Harold @ Annapolis Yacht Company 410-268-7171    

Grand Soleil 54 ’08 by Luca Brenta Very well equipped fast offshore cruising yacht built by the famous Italian yard Cantiere del Pardo. Please call Harold @ Annapolis Yacht Company for pricing and complete details 410-2687171 or e-mail     

• Deltaville, VA 23043 804-776-7575 • • Annapolis, MD 21403 410-267-8181 • 28’ Beneteau 281 ’96 Very clean Pocket Cruiser with numerous upgrades, inc. motor mounts, bimini, GPS, wheel pilot. Open plan salon/V-berth, large aft cabin. $31,000. Contact Jonathan in Deltaville 804-436-4484 or     33’ Cherubini Raider ’81  Independence has an Autopilot, chartplotter and radar. Beautiful blue awlgrip hull turns heads. $22,000. Call Bob Oberg 410-267-8181 or

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Island Packet 26 MKI ‘82 ...................$18,500 Bristol Channel Cutter 28 ‘87 .............$74,900 Hunter 28.5 ‘87 ...................................$24,900 Pearson 28-2 ........................................$23,900 Hunter 29.5 ‘94 ...................................$27,000 C&C 30 ‘88..........................................$44,900 Baba 30 ‘83 .........................................$39,900 Custom Gaff Rig Schooner 30 ‘59 .....$37,500 Hunter 30 ‘93 .......................................$35,000 Sabre 30 ‘84 ........................................$32,900 Catalina 30’ 90....................................$29,900 S2 9.1 30 ‘85 ......................................$23,500 Hunter 30 ‘88 .......................................$22,000 Siedelmann 30T ‘85 ............................$17,900 Catalina 310 ‘00 .................................$63,500 Beneteau 311 ‘03................................$62,500 Tartan 31 ‘88 .......................................$47,500 Shannon Shoal Sailor 32 ‘02 .......... $152,900 Catalina 320 ‘00 ‘01 2 from..............$67,500 Beneteau 321 ‘95................................$40,000 Beneteau 32s5 ‘90 ..............................$29,990 Tashing Mason 33 ‘86 ........................$67,000 Cape Dory 33 ‘84 ...............................$54,900 CSY 33 Sloop ‘79................................$39,900 Frers 33’88 ...........................................$32,500 Cherubini Raider ‘81 ...........................$24,500 Beneteau 343 ‘07 ‘08 ‘09 3 from .. $115,000 Gemini 105-M ‘97...............................$89,900 J-105 34 ‘00.........................................$69,900 Hunter 340 ‘98 ....................................$58,900

2003 Lagoon 410-S2 $339,000 34 34 34 34 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 36 36 36 36 36 36 37 37 37 37 38 38 38 38 38 38

Beneteau First Class 10 ‘95 ................$40,000 Cal 34 ‘70 ............................................$35,000 Sabre 34 ‘79 ........................................$32,000 C&C 34 ‘80 ‘85 2 from ......................$21,000 Island Packet 350 ‘99 ...................... $134,900 Hunter 356 ‘03 ....................................$89,900 Bristol 35.5 ‘78 ....................................$75,000 Wauquiez Pretorian 35 ‘85 ................$74,900 Beneteau 351 ‘97................................$62,500 Schock Sloop 35 ‘01...........................$56,900 Hunter 35.5 ‘90 ...................................$47,400 C&C Landfall 35 ‘ 82 ..........................$39,900 Beneteau 350 ‘89................................$39,900 Schock 35 ‘85 ......................................$23,500 Sabre 362 ‘01 2 from ...................... $155,000 Beneteau 36.7 ‘09............................ $129,000 Hunter 36 ‘05 .................................... $110,000 Beneteau 361 ‘01 ‘02 2 from ............$96,900 Beneteau 36.7 ‘04...............................$85,000 Freedom 38 ‘87 ...................................$74,900 Tartan 3700 CCR ‘07 ...................... $299,000 Hunter 376 ‘97 ....................................$85,000 Hunter 379 ‘98 ....................................$82,500 Hunter Legend ‘89 ..............................$45,000 Sabre 386 ‘04 ‘05 2 from ............... $225,900 Sabre 38 Mk II ‘93 ........................... $175,000 Catalina 38’01.................................. $122,500 Bristol 38 ‘85 ..................................... $109,900 Wauquiez Hood 38 ‘86 .................. $109,900 Beneteau 381 ‘01................................$99,900

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Hunter 380 ‘ 00 ...................................$98,500 Cabo Rico 38 ‘88 ................................$89,900 Freedom 38 ‘87 ‘90 2 from................$69,500 Sabre 38 ‘83 ‘85 2 from ....................$64,500 Wauquiez Hood 38 MKII ‘84 ............$67,400 Beneteau 38 ‘83 ..................................$49,900 Morgan 382 ‘79..................................$42,500 C&C 38 ‘ 77.........................................$38,500 Beneteau 393 ‘02 ‘04 2 from ......... $114,900 Pearson 39 ‘87 2 from ........................$59,900 Beneteau 40 ‘09 ............................... $189,900 Jeanneau DS ‘03............................... $165,000 Delphia 40 ‘06 .................................. $154,900 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 40 ‘03 ....... $135,000 Beneteau 40 CC ‘97 ........................ $117,500 Beneteau First 405 ‘87 ..................... $110,000 Piver Victress Trimaran ‘69 ..................$33,000 Lord Nelson 41 ‘87 ......................... $174,000 Hunter 41 AC ‘06 ............................ $154,900 Tartan 412 ‘90 .................................. $139,900 Beneteau 411 ‘99 ‘01 ‘02 4 from .. $114,900 Morgan 41 ‘90 ....................................$89,000 Hallberg Rassy 41’ ‘79 .......................$85,000 Cayenne ‘87.........................................$69,900 Island Trader Ketch ‘77 .......................$49,900 Whitney Carib 41 ‘69 .........................$39,900 Beneteau 423 ‘03 2 from ................ $169,500 Hunter Passage CC 420 ‘02 ........... $149,900 Beneteau 42 CC ‘05 ........................ $129,900 Swan 42 ‘81...................................... $129,900

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Beneteau Sense 43 ‘12 .................... $324,900 Pan Oceanic 43 ‘81 ............................$79,500 Schucker 436 Motorsailer ‘79 ...........$77,000 Dean 440 Catamaran ‘02 ............... $249,000 Reliance 44 ‘92................................. $185,000 Beneteau 440 ‘93............................. $139,900 Cal 44 ‘85 ......................................... $119,000 Custom 45 ‘04................................... $549,900 Hunter 45 CC ‘07 ‘08 2 from.......... $252,000 Beneteau 45f5 ‘92............................ $122,000 Nelson Marek 45 ‘84 .........................$95,000 Leopard Catamaran 46 ‘09............. $599,900 Beneteau 46 ‘07 ............................... $259,900 Tartan 4600 ‘93 ‘95 2 from ............ $245,000 Hunter 460 ‘00 ................................. $159,900 Steel Gaff-rigged ketch ‘82 .................$95,000 Cal 2 - 46 ‘74.......................................$69,000 Beneteau 47.7 ‘04............................ $240,000 Beneteau 473 ‘01 ‘02 3 from ......... $195,000 Beneteau 49 ‘08 ............................... $299,900 Gulfstar 49 Motor Yacht ‘87 ........... $219,900 Beneteau 50 ‘04 ............................... $329,900 Beneteau Custom Series 50 ‘04 ...... $274,900 Horizon Steel Pilothouse 50 ‘96 ...... $245,000 Beneteau 50 ‘ 96 .............................. $174,900 Beneteau M-505 ‘00 ........................ $164,900 Tayana 52 ‘89 .................................. $225,000 Swede 55 ‘78 ................................... $159,900 Windship 63 ‘83 ............................... $299,900

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BROKERAGE & CLASSIFIED 34’ Beneteau First Class 10 ’85 L’Outrage is a proven race winner. Custom trailer & new genoa await. Price Reduced for a quick sale. $40,000. Call Bob Oberg 410-267-8181 or      36’ Sabre 362 ’01 Really nice boat, 2 large cabins, lots of recent upgrades including Awlgrip topsides and painted spars, with Trinka sailing dinghy. Recently reduced $155,000. Contact Keith 410-267-8181 or 3     37’ Tartan 3700 CCR ‘07 37’ Tartan 3700 CCR ’07 Very well maintained; absolutely stunning boat. Perfect for cruising. ICW capable rig and Bahamas draft, ready for your next adventure! $299,000 Contact Tim (410) 267-8181 or      38’ Sabre 38 ‘85 Turnkey w/upgrades including new Raymarine C90W chartplotter/GPS, New “ultra thin” TV, propane BBQ grill, reverse cycle heat/ air, more. RECENTLY REDUCED: $64,500! Contact Bob 410-267-8181 or     40’ Beneteau 40 ‘09 Just Reduced $189,900! Reverse cycle heat/air, electric halyard winch, Autopilot, less than 100 hrs! Fantastic condition! Contact Dan Nardo 410-267-8181 or     40’ Hunter 40.5 ‘95 SUPERB Condition! Generator, canvas, solar panels, wind generator, SSB, davits, electric winch & all the cruising gear you could need. $89,500. Contact Jonathan in Deltaville 804-436-4484 or     42’ Beneteau 423 ‘03 Serendipity is sparkling inside and out! Only 400 hours! Come and take a look for yourself. Asking $169,900. Contact Aaron Moeller or 410-267-8181.     43’ Beneteau Sense 43 ‘12 Shoal draft, very well equipped, maintained better than new. Commissioned in 2012, sailed to Florida, now is available in Annapolis. Contact Dan 410-267-8181 or     44’ Cal 44 ’85 Well maintained; lots of safety gear. Perfect for long term cruising. ICW capable rig and Bahamas draft, she’s ready for your next adventure! $119,000 Contact Tim (410) 267-8181 or     50’ Beneteau 50 ‘96 Amazing Grace Rare three cabin “Owners” version. Nicely equipped with gen set, AC and beautiful interior. Priced below market at $174,900. Contact Pat Lane 410-2678181 or    

38’ Freedom ’90 Amazing boat. Lots of updates & improvements. Newer electronics, painted hull & deck, Carbon rig, self tacking job & more. This boat is turnkey & ready for fall sailing now. Sellers want a bigger boat now! Asking $95,000     Mariner 36 Well built solid cruising boat with fin keel & skeg rudder, full enclosure, new mainsail $59,000 757-480-1073     37’ Fisher Motorsailer Excellent cond., new North sails, Flag blue Awlgrip hull, rock solid construction $98,500 see full details at 757-480-1073      38’ Pearson center cockpit Gina Marie She has several recent upgrades: ’11 sails, ’11 AC, ’012 bimini & dodger & batteries. Still actively sailed, she is in very nice cond. and is ready to go. $59,500 757-480-1073     

31’ - 44’ Pacific Seacraft 31, 34, 37, 40 & 44 We have a great selection of Pacific Seacraft currently. From our PSC 31 to 44 Asking 75k for a 1990 PSC 31 to a 1996 40 asking 250k We have them! Recent reductions and motivated sellers! Call Today!    

40’ Pacific Seacraft ’96 ROCKIN’ CHAIR. Standout Crealock design. Meticulous care; many upgrades including Lighthouse windlass, full cockpit enclosure, AIS, cutter rig, twin furlers, 7 sails, etc. Reduced to $245,000. 410-269-0939    

Island Packet 40 ‘97 Beautiful boat, fully equipped for extensive cruising the way you would want it to be $189,500. Full details at 757-480-1073     42’ Endeavour Center Cockpit ’88  Inboom furling mainsail, large aft cabin, this is a very roomy good sailing boat that has received very good care. RIB with 15-hp outboard. Bottom barrier coated, 2009 AC. $117,000    

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35’ Ericson 350 ’98 Built by Pacific Seacraft Well equipped, great performance – coastal and offshore. A performance cruiser built to last with beautiful lines and a functional, spacious layout. $110,000     410-269-0939    

410-263-2311 34’ PDQ Power Cat ’03 Fresh water boat, gen/ac, low hours on Yanmar. Owner has bought new boat and needs to sell. 443-949-8051 Try 239K. Bay Yacht Agency (410) 703-5698.      43’ Jeanneau 43DS ’04 Loaded. Try $159,000 Chris Bent 410-703-5698      44’ Helia Catamaran ’13 $649,000. Demo-Well equipped. Don’t wait until fall for an ordered boat. Many custom choices available. 410-263-2311 Eric Smith    


35’ Tartan 3500 ’00 Well equipped late model Tartan 3500. Equipped for cruising with windlass, Air, Full Electronics & more. Excellent value & quality craftsmanship. Owner moving up to larger boat - You won’t be disappointed, Schedule a showing now. 410-269-0930    

Bristol 45.5 ’81 Center Cockpit $169,900. Strong, safe, good sailing performance and fully equipped/ updated, incl lots of extras meticulously maintained. Chris Bent 410-703-5698     

40’ Tartan 4000 ’12 New Demo model, Full warranties. Ready for delivery, see her at Newport and Annapolis Shows! Genset, Air, radar/plotters. LED lighting, carbon rig, Epoxy hull PLUS all the luxuries of home. $485,000 Trades considered! 410-269-0939     43’ Saga 43 96 Moonstruck is well equipped and ready for coastal or extended cruising. Many updates, shows well and has recently been reduced to 234,500 - Owner says sell... Offers Encouraged! 410-269-0939     

44’ Tartan 4400 ’98 Raised salon layout. All the bells and whistles - Genset, Air(3) Thruster, furling boom and more! Ready for extended cruising now. Recent price reduction - asking $440,000 - Over 700k to replace. 410-269-0939     

Jeanneau 45 DS ’10 $298, 000 Chris Bent Bay Yacht Agency (410) 703-5698.     Jeanneau 54DS ’08 $479,000. Flag Blue hull, loaded w/luxury options, professionally operated and maintained, never chartered. Call for full details. Commissioned new in Annapolis by Bay Yacht Agency in ’09. Chris Bent 410-703-5698    

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37’ Pacific Seacraft ’99 Loaded for cruising! Monitor wind vane, MaxProp, life raft, radar, chartplotter, AP, SSB, Pactor modem, A/C, solar panels, refrigeration, watermaker. $185,000 REDUCED Crusader YS (410) 2690939     

49’ Jeanneau 49DS ’07 Well equipped owner’s layout w/convertible aft cabin to a kind single. Chesapeake Bay boat, not chartered. Been considering a new boat - This is the ONE!! Asking $316,00 Schedule an appointment to see her today! 410-269-0939


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he Moorings Yacht Brokerage sells over 200 pre-owned charter yachts from the world’s best manufacturers each year. A fleet yacht purchase includes the same “blue-water” ready equipment used to safely sail the boat from the USA, France, or South Africa factory to one of our many global bases. You too can take advantage of the same proven value realized by every other satisfied buyer worldwide whether you plan to sail locally or internationally. Call or email for more details on our select opportunities to own today. Best Boats

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“Natural Mystic” 4 Cabins /4 Heads Located Tortola, BVI Asking $389,000


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“Changes” 3 cabin- Owner’s Version - Cyclades Located Tortola, BVI Asking $189,000 Reduced Price


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Beneteau Oceanis 281 ‘96 Is an ideal entry level cruiser for everyone, $31,500. She was a fresh water S/V, until recently. Contact Rob Dorfmeyer (216) 533-9187 or    

38’ Hunter 386 ’02 In-Mast, Aire/Heat, pilot, plotter, full cockpit enclosure $109,900 Call Tony Tumas Cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), Office: (800) 2761774 for complete details. Email:,     50’ Gulfstar Sloop ‘76 One of the nicest available. Rare sloop rigged. Repowered Cummins 6-5hp, bowthruster, new paint. $199,000 Call Randy Walterhoefer 917-478-4944 Curtis Stokes & Associates     

58’ Farr ‘85 Proven circumnavigator built at Dencho Marine, interior by N.A. Bob Smith, incredible boat ! Call Randy Walterhoefer 917-478-4944 Curtis Stokes & Associates $195,000

30’ Seidelmann ‘80 A proven classic racer/cruiser design with 11 feet of beam, she feels much larger than she is, asking only $9,000. Contact Rob Dorfmeyer (216) 533-9187 or     

40’ Hans Christian Christina ‘88 World cruiser with all the safety gear, dingy w/ engine; conveyed, $157,000. She loves the oceans and the Islands. Contact Rob Dorfmeyer (216) 533-9187 or     

43’ Gulfstar Ketch ’76 Recent refit of many systems makes her an excellent buy! Knowledgeable owner moving up to a Nordhavn. $59,900 Call Randy Walterhoefer 917-478-4944 Curtis Stokes & Associates     

42’ Endeavour 42 Center Cockpit w/ Island double, full canvas, plotter, pilot, radar & more - $69,900 Call Tony Tumas Cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), Office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details. Email:,      Hunter 456 ’02 $179,900 Exceptionally clean!! In-mast, Air, Gen, and all the creature comforts - Call Tony Tumas (443) 553-5046 (day or eve),,     49’ Hunter ’08 Air/Heat, gen set, dual radar, In-mast, electric furling & winches, pilot, full canvas - Beautiful $295,000 Call Tony Tumas Cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), Office: (800) 2761774 for complete details. Email:,    

40’ C&C 121 ’99 The 121 was the flagship of the C&C Express Series and possesses that elusive combination of uncompromising performance and big, luxurious accommodations. Priced at $166,000 Call Jay at (410) 977-9460 or    

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

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34’ Peterson ’78 Striking Spartan lines, cruises in comfort, sleeps 8: genoa, geneker w/ATN sleeve, autohelm. $19,500 Call Tony Tumas cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), Office: (800) 2761774 for complete details. Email:,     35’ Catalina 350s 2 to choose from 2003 In-mast w Air - 104,900 and 2005 In-mast w/Air 119,000 - See our web site for full details - Call Tony Tumas Cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), Office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details. Email:,      38’ Catalina 387 ’05 Beautiful - A must See - full batten main w/Antal Track, Air, Raymarine 120 plotter $149,900 Call Tony Tumas (443) 553-5046 (day or eve),      38’ Hunter ’05 Air/Heat, Gen Set, E80 w/ radar, In-mast, full canvs - Clean $126,500 Call Tony Tumas Cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), Office: (800) 2761774 for complete details. Email:,     

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41’ C&C Aft Cockpit Center Board ’84 Fast, fun & ready for racing or cruising - $ 54,900 Call Tony Tumas Cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), Office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details. Email:,     

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36’ Catalina MKII ’02 Well priced and ready to sail this Catalina offers a great amount of cockpit space and a big roomy interior with 2 staterooms, AC, & more. Priced at $88,500 Call Jay at (410) 977-9460 or    

38’ Hunter 386 ’03 The Hunter 386 can be sailed single handed, has huge accommodations below and has ample storage room. Priced at $119,000 Call Jay at (410) 977-9460 or    

38’ Leopard 39 ’12 Like New, only $359,000! Three cabin Owners’ version w/huge owners’ shower & head. Spacious salon & aft cockpit, from molds of the 2010 Cruising World Boat of the Year. Twin 30-hp engines for great maneuverability. 800-672-1327,     

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



7330 Edgewood Road, Suite 1 Annapolis, MD 21403 41’ Lagoon 410 ’05 Asking $235,000. Innovative yet traditional Lagoon. Galley-salon area opens into cockpit Clean interior, massively airy, light down below, with Lagoon conviviality, 360-degree view. 800-672-1327     

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

46’ Leopard 46 ’08 Asking $395,000. Great design, comfortable spaces, bluewater cruiser. Four large cabins, Generator, 3 air conditioners. Hardtop bimini, roll down blinds. Aft deck bench folds into swim platform. Very easy handling, very safe family cruiser. 800-672-1327,     

51’ Beneteau Cyclades 50 ’06 Asking $195,000. 16-foot beam = terrific space—double more traditional 50-footers. Comfort unsurpassed in its class. Five cabins (4 double cabins) generator, aircon. Ideal for regattas, cruising. 800-672-1327    

NEW & PRE-OWNED BOATS IN MANY SIZES ‘05 Hunter 36 - $120,000

29’ Dehler ’98 Rare boat to the US market. Win races and cruise in comfort. The ideal performance oriented pocket cruiser. Fresh bottom. Nice instrument package. Cruising and racing sails. $61,500 (410) 280-8976      J/105s  North Point is your source or this great 35’ one design racer and day sail boat. We have a wide selection starting at $53,000 (410) 280-8976    

36’ Modified NY ’36 ’81 1st to Newport and 1st to Halifax (2009). Race ready w/excellent sail inventory & equipment (Custom keel, carbon fiber mast, Ockams, radar & more). PHRF rating 108 (114 w/ furler) $27,500 Call David Cox 410-310-3476    

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‘02 Hunter 380 - $95,999

JUST REDUCED ’07 Hunter 44DS - $219,500


’97 Hunter 376 - $70,000


‘00 Hunter 460 - $159,000

’08 Jeanneau 42i - $205,000

‘08 Hunter 49 - $285,000

‘03 Hunter 426 - $170,000

36’ Catalina MK II ’05 This boat has been well maintained, she is clean & comfortable. Great opportunity to own a boat in excellent cond. Offered at $129,000 Contact David Cox at or 410-280-2038    

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Tanzer ’87 .................$ 7,900 Hunter ‘09.................$ 26,000 Hunter ‘79.................$ 9,997 S2 8.6 ’85 ..................$ 13,900 Hunter ‘86.................$ 30,000 Hunter ’06.................$ 70,000 Catalina ’96...............$ 56,500 Hunter ‘03.................$ 69,000 Hunter ’82.................$ 18,000 Hunter ‘05.................$ 79,000 Hunter ’86.................$ 24,000 Hallberg Rassy ‘76.....$ 39,900 C&C ‘84 ....................$ 24,000 Endeavour Cat ‘99....$149,000 Ericson ’81 ................$ 39,000 Hunter ‘05.................$120,000 Beneteau ‘00 ............$ 88,000 Hunter ‘97.................$ 72,000

376 Hunter ‘97.................$ 70,000 38 Herrishoff Cat ’85 .....$ 72,000 38 Hunter ’06.................$120,000 380 Hunter ’02 Sloop ......$ 95,999 405 Northwind ’86 ..........$ 59,000 41 Hunter ’07.................$185,000 41AC Hunter ’05.................$169,000 410 Hunter ‘01.................$134,000 42i Jeanneau ’08 ............$205,000 42 Morgan ‘70 ...............$ 50,000 426 Hunter ‘03.................$170,000 44DS Hunter ’07................$219,500 45CC Hunter ‘01.................$159,900 460 Hunter ’00.................$159,000 49 Jeanneau ’05 ............$219,000 49 Hunter ’07.................$316,900 49 Hunter ‘08.................$285,000 97 Marina Dr. • Deltaville, VA 23043 • 804-776-9211 • 888-720-4306

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38’ Alerion - Express ’06 While still faithful to the concept of easy handling, the Alerion Express offers considerably more interior space and head room. Contact Tommy Harken at or 843-830-4483    

40’ J120s North Point Euro Trash Girl for sale. Very competitive boat in the ocean & on the bay. Bottom just redone. Survey available. Call Paul to learn more. $124,900 410-280-2038     

42’ Beneteau 423 ’04 This Beneteau has been extremely well maintained, has additional features not normally found on other 423’s, and is aggressively priced for the savvy buyer $169k. Call David Cox 410-280-2038 or    

44’ Beneteau 44.7 ’06 If you are looking for a Cruiser Racer with everything to keep the entire family happy than this is your boat. MAJOR PRICE REDUCTION!!!! $244,900. Call Ken Comerford 410-280-2038 or    

38’ C&C Landfall ’81 Plenty of upgrades coming from a refit in 2010 with additional upgrades in 2011 and 2012. $47,500. Contact Randy Draftz at or 843-557-6082    

41’ X Yachts X-412MK III ’02 The X 412 has been one of the most successful high quality yachts built to date. She will appeal to the sailor looking for a boat to race and cruise. $247,500. Call Ken Comerford 410-280-2038 or    

43’ Hinckley ’81 Everything you will need to cruise from Maine to the Islands, live aboard in Annapolis or day sail. 4’4” board up draft will take you anywhere. New 08 - Forespar rig, North sails, Cruisair AC and Westerbeke rebuilt. $175,000 (410) 280-8976    

48’ J145 ’01 Many custom upgrades makes this the best performing J145 out there. Excellent boat for racing or cruising fast. $459,000 Call Ken Comerford 410-280-2038    

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Moody 38 2002 $169,000

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Hunter 420 CC 2004 $179,900

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Island Packet 370 2006 $269,000

Tayana 37 1985 $67,900

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460 Hunter ’00 Proud Mary is a lovely yacht with 3 cabins, 2 heads, TV/Video/ Stereo. She’s ready to sail! $159,000, Norton Yacht Sales, (804) 776-9211,     

410 Hunter ’01 Simple Pleasures is a beauty! She’s loaded w/space and equipped with 2 heads & showers, 2 air conditioners, VHF/radio, autopilot/GPS & more! $134,000, Norton Yacht Sales, (804) 776-9211,      426 Hunter ’03 Alibi is a beauty with space and 2 heads, 2 showers, autopilot/ radar, GPS/chartplotter &more! $170,000, Norton Yacht Sales, ( 8 0 4 ) 7 7 6 - 9 2 1 1 ,      42’ Jeanneau ’08 Fandango is a oneowner beautifully maintained cruiser equipped with AC/Heat, bowthruster, 2 heads, in-mast furling, & More! $205,000, Norton Yacht Sales, (804) 776-9211,      45CC Hunter ’01 Boomerang is a beautiful yacht equipped with AC/Heat, TV/DVD, GPS, Autopilot, Plotter, Zodiac 6 person life raft, a gorgeous spinnaker, & much more! $159,900, Norton Yacht Sales, (804)776-9211,    


41’ Hunter ’05 Voyager is loaded with extras, radar, Refrigerator/freezer, spinnaker, and meticulously maintained. She‘s ready to sail! $169,000, Norton Yacht Sales, ( 8 0 4 ) 7 7 6 - 9 2 1 1 ,     

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30’ J/92S ‘06 Drastic price reduction and now asking only $65,000 and that comes with a trailer too! Volvo dsl eng., equipped for racing and lives on lift. OBYS 410-226-0100      380 Catalina Sloop ’96 Lovely boat, brand new listing, price to be determined. Be the first to see her. Great price asking $99,500 Oxford Boatyard Yacht Sales (410) 226-0100     40’ Hinckley B-40 MKI ‘66 Full survey done in May 2013. Lovely, traditional, classic beauty. Who ever dreamed you could purchase a sail-away B-40 for under $100K. Only asking $89,000 OBYS 410-226-0100     4400 Tartan Sloop ’08 Beautiful raised salon cruising vessel. Roller Boom reefing, roller furling headsail, genset, AC/HT, Electric winches, refrigeration! Newest & best priced on the market! Asking $339,000 OBYS 410-226-0100     

Regent Point Marina Full Service Yacht Repair Facility. See our website for details of Winter Wet or Dry storage specials. Call Regent Point Marina Boatyard @ 804-758-4747.      27’ Com-Pac ’92 Celestine 12-hp Westerbeke dsl, Very low engine hrs, extra clean, solid built pocket cruiser, Great Bay boat, Asking:$23,500 Call Regent Point Marina @ 804-758-4457     30’ Catalina MK II ‘87 Progress, Cruisair AC/Heat, new 150% genoa, Harken roller furling, 23-hp Universal, great family cruiser, ready to sail away, Asking: $23,900 Call Regent Point Marina @ 804-758-4457     30’ Catalina ‘80 Champagne, Many updates including new upholstery, new main w/cover, 150% genoa w/roller furling, 11-hp Universal, autohelm, dodger, bimini. Asking: $18,000 Call Regent Point Marina @ 804-758-4457    

30’ Sea Sprite ’84 Wind Courser Traditional Style, sloop, full keel, Harken roller furler, dodger, bimini, 14-hp Universal dsl. Asking: $22,500 Call Regent Point Marina 804-758-4457      33’ Hunter ’79 Here at Last Yanmar 15hp dsl, no sails. Owner must sell - bring all offers. Asking: $7,100 PRICED TO SELL Regent Point Marina (804) 7584457      34’ Hunter ‘86 High Voltage Fresh bottom paint and complete engine service, 25 Yanmar, Profurl roller furling, new Head sail, owner ready for offers, Asking: $18,000 Call Regent Point Marina @ 804-758-4457      35’ Pearson Yawl ’77 Indian Summer Great sailing boat, keel/CB, less than 4 draft w/board up, Westerbeke 27-hp, Furlex RF, bimini: PRICE REDUCED: $15,900 Call Regent Point Marina @ 804-758-4457      36’ Cape Dory ’86 Hunky Dory Clean, Well cared for, Ready to go. Perkins dsl, A/C heat pump, new canvas 2010, potable generator, & much more. PRICE REDUCED: $79,900 Call Regent Point marina 804-758-4457      39’ Cal ’81 Coralia Dark blue hull, many features, Set up for serious sailing. 50 HP VW dsl, Ready to GO! Asking: $62,900 Call Regent Point Marina @ 804-758-4457    


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53 1984 Mason 53 .......................................$300,000 52 1989 Jefferson Marquessa 52...............$198,500 50 1984 Gulfstar SailMaster .......................$215,000 49 2007 Jeanneau 49 Deck Salon..............$316,000 48 2000 Sunward 48 Pilothouse .................. $CALL 44 1994 Sea Ray 440 Sundancer .................$69,000 44 2007 Tartan 4400....................................$440,000 43 2003 Saga 43 ..........................................$225,000 43 2007 Tartan 4300........................................ CALL 43 1984 Spindrift Pilothouse .....................$125,000 42 2003 Hunter 420 CC ...............................$150,000 40 1976 Bristol Classic / Refit......................$79,000 40 1996 Pacific Seacraft Crealock 40........$245,000 40 1998 Pacific Seacraft Crealock 40............. CALL 40 1985 Passport 40 ...................................$132,000 40 1998 Regal 402 Commodore...................$97,500

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40 2012 Tartan 4000....................................$485,000 38 1990 Freedom 38 .....................................$95,000 38 1998 Ericson 380 by Pac Sea ...............$144,900 38 2011 C&C 115 .........................................$199,000 38 1988 C&C 38 Mk III ...................................$74,000 37 1999 Pacific Seacraft Crealock 37........$175,000 37 1994 Pacific Seacraft Crealock 37........$160,000 37 1989 Pacific Seacraft Crealock 37........$125,000 37 1987 Pacific Seacraft Crealock 37..........$84,000 37 2006 Tartan 3700....................................$249,000 37 1979 Tartan 37c........................................$80,000 37 1983 Tartan 37c........................................$68,500 36 2004 Hunter 36 .........................................$79,000 35 2003 Catalina 350...................................$115,000 35 1995 Custom Steel Motor Sailer ...........$127,500 35 1998 Ericson 350 by Pac Sea ...............$110,000

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40’ Challenger ’73 Red Tail Yankee Engine rebuilt in 2012, Great live aboard go anywhere boat, ketch rig, large interior. $35,000.PRICE REDUCED. Call Regent Point Marina @ 804-7584457     

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Malo 42 ’98 High quality, ocean going sailboat. Two strms, 2 heads, Yanmar 100-hp eng, genset, solar panels, watermaker, dinghy & outboard. New: 900 amp/hour battery bank, standing rigging, halyards, Quantum mainsail, 329k RogueWave YS (410) 571-2955.    

COMING SOON 1975 Tartan 27 with roller furling and Atomic 4 inboard engine. Hull and deck are sound. Tough, sturdy sailboat that needs work. $2,150

POWERBOATS 1987 Cruisers 28.5 Roomy cabin cruiser with twin inboard engines. Decent condition. Call 1986 President 36.5 Large cabin cruiser. Twin Ford Lehman 275HP inboard diesel engines in running condition. Boat in average condition. $24,000 1972 Concorde Express 27 Mercruiser 302 Ford engine, enclosed electric head and stand-up shower, holding tank, sleeps 4, dinette, full galley. Economical cruiser. $5,000 All boats are sold “as is, where is” See boats’ photos at To learn more or discuss purchase, contact CRAB at


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Ted Brewer PH44 ’92 199K Powerful cruising vessel, flush deck & pilothouse, AC, heat, water maker, generator, washer/dryer, stall shower, electric toilet, new Nav Net 3D GPS Plotter! 249K RogueWave YS (410) 571-2955. (410) 571-2955.    

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Oyster 46 CC Ketch ’84 219K Amazing 3-strm layout for kids! VAT paid. Go to the Med. Equipped to cruise and maintained in readiness. Top pick. Reduced! RogueWave YS (410) 571-2955.    

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46’ Beneteau Oceanis 461 ’00 One Owner Never Chartered. Desirable 3 cabin, 2 head layout. Ready to head South!. asking $189,000 (410) 6399380,      47’ Catalina 470 ’01 Blue Hull, In mast furling, ONLY 320 HOURS! Loaded with new electronics, New dodger and great gear! Ready to go NOW! ...REDUCED NOW $259,000 (410) 639-9380,     

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410-923-1400 • 443-223-7864 38’ Pearson Sloop ’90 Harmony 2 cabin layout well maintained. Fast comfortable cruiser. Loads of nice gear- 2011 Mainsail solar panels, easy to see in Annapolis. Offered for $93,000. Call Chris 443-926-1278,    

43’ Swan ’85 AKELA III is a very well maintained Swan 43, Completely equipped to cruise or ocean racing.New Yanmar dsl eng ’13. Fast & Safe. Located near Annapolis, MD & ready to be sailed away: Contact Frank 410703-4017,     

1987 Bristol Yachts, We have 3: 47.7, 43.3, 41.1 All very nice, well equipped, shoal draft, and priced to sell. All are located in Annapolis. If you want a good sailing yacht contact Frank Gary 410703 4017,     

53’ Pearson Center Cockpit Ketch ’82 “ICW Capable” Shallow draft, Cruise Ready- Loaded, comfortable 3 stateroom, 2 head layout. 85 Hp Perkins dsl, 15 kW Perkins Genset. Must see for Blue Water cruiser. Priced to sell. Call Chris 443-926-1278,     

30’ Lippincott ’83 Yanmar dsl, Roll furl, shoal draft Lippincott Marine (410) 8279300. John Kaiser, Owner of Yacht View Brokerage LLC Is offering complimentary dockage, electric and weekly professional cleaning for all Power and Sailing yachts from 20’ to 75’, until sold! A USCG 100 Ton Master with 25 years of experience, John has built a strong reputation nationally for excellent service and incredible listing to sale time(Usually less than 45 days!). John’s clients have often purchased multiple boats through him and many have become lifetime friends. Contact John Kaiser to request a referral to his most recent satisfied Sellers and to discuss listing your beautifully maintained yacht! Email:, Cell: 443223-7864, Office: 410-923-1400, Website:     




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Adirondack Guide Boats............................... 61

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

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C HESAPEAKE CLA SSIC Jack Hornor: 1945-2013


ack Hornor’s Used Boat Reviews seemed to appear out of the air, and in many of the early issues of SpinSheet I believed they were the absolute best editorial content in the entire magazine. There were times, in those primordial days, that I winced a little bit when I saw Jack’s professional and perfect column on a page next to a snarky Top 10 list or pencil drawing of an aerial view of a race course. He set a standard to which I tried to lift the whole editorial package as well as a standard of reliability. I do not remember courting Jack. We did not steal him from another publication. He did not reply to an ad. Somehow, the reviews just started arriving. Month after month, for years, his clean, tight, insightful articles appeared in our mailbox on a plastic 3.5-inch computer disk. Always on time. Always the proper length. Always nicely packaged.

After a few years, he began occasionally asking for “a pass” and we happily re-printed a classic review (I think the Catalina 27 review ran at least four times over a 10-year period). Gradually our team of contributors expanded, but the presence of Jack’s Used Boat Reviews remained constant, as did his popularity with readers. At our writer and contributor gatherings, he was something of a celebrity with the others seeking him out for opinions and insights on their boats or their next boats. Jack Hornor was always a gentleman and a consummate professional. He passed away on October 1 of brain disease at Hospice of Queen Anne’s in Centreville, MD. He was 68. He will be missed but not forgotten. ~David Gendell, SpinSheet Founding Editor


Farewell to a Friend

ornor was well-known along the waterfront as a Naval Architect, Marine Surveyor, and leader in the marine industry. At the time of his death he was chairman of the board for the American Boat and Yacht Council. “Jack was a close friend and mentor for me personally and many of the ABYC staff,” says John Adey, ABYC president. One of Hornor’s many specialties was handling damage claims. He helped salvage hundreds of boats in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy among others as part of the BoatU.S. Marine Insurance Catastrophe Team and served as an expert witness in legal cases involving vessels. “Jack was an immense contributor to the marine industry and boaters alike,” says BoatU.S. president Margaret Podlich. Hornor was a former board member of the National Association of Marine Surveyors, Society of Naval Architects

and Marine Engineers, Mid-Atlantic Mariners Club, and Miles River YC. Prior to his marine experience, Hornor attended two years of college in Kansas on a football scholarship before he flew helicopters during the Vietnam conflict as part of the U.S. Army Special Forces, and received a degree in business administration from State University of New York. Following his graduation from the Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology, he managed several large marinas, worked for the City of Fort Lauderdale, and started his own marine survey business. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Elaine Dickinson, of Neavitt, MD. In lieu of flowers, friends may make donations to Hospice of Queen Anne’s, Inc., 255 Comet Drive, Centreville, MD, 21617, or to any local hospice.

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