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52 Bay Beaches: Treasures and Trash Talk by Carrie Gentile

18 Southern Bay Watch 45 Intuition & Elbow Grease by Andy Schell 46 U.S. Sailboat byShow 2009 Sneak Peek Ruth Christie and Molly Winans 58 Secrets of a Galley Wench by Eva Hill 74 Summer Racing Highlights ON THE COVER:

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In July, SpinSheet photographer Al Schreitmueller traveled to St. Michaels, where he snapped this shot of the Chesapeake Bay log canoe Silver Heel. Watching the log canoes in action is one of the many special aspects of the Oxford Regatta, held August 7-9. Read about it on page 78. If you would like to check out the log canoes, there are more race days in September listed at blogcanoe.com.


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91 Annapolis Performance Sailing Spotlight: Kristen Berry 92 CBYRA Traveler

The Bad Company crew looking bad during a spinnaker start off Annapolis for the 2009 Race to Oxford in August. The crew took top honors in the J/35 class. Photo by Mark Talbott/SpinSheet

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Willy does a rig check on a brand new J/95 before the Oxford Regatta, where he raced on a Penguin with his Dad. Read more about the popular summer event on page 78.

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hen I stepped into a stuffy old described it as “ear-to-ear smiling fun,” spending a few hours just tacking—forget locker room wing at the Severn and he was spot on. I watched two sailing the myriad strategic applications for racing School in Severna Park, MD on a hot team members, Lauren Morrell and Laura sailors. Sitzmann, who until our arrival August day for a “virtual sailing” demOxford, sail close-hauled (on virtual Laser had been the only person to try it (fresh onstration, I figured it was going to be as Radials), hike hard, roll-tack, and gybe. off a cargo container from Australia) and pictured on the Internet: a cockpit-shaped An unsuccessful tack revealed the “boat’s” survive a few virtual 29er crashes, had saved bench with a tiller connected to a comsensitivity. You get stuck in irons, which his practice races—against other “Toms.” puter. A video game with a few more bells includes sail-fluttering and frustration, “Tom-6” beat him pretty badly. Sitzmann and whistles. and have to scull, rock, and pump your confessed that losing a virtual race still feels I was right about the fun-and-games way back into motion. crummy, even if it’s to your faster virtual component. I was wrong, however, in Old habits die hard, even in virtual self. my oversimplification of this “toy.” The sailing. One of the team members tended The applications are immense. The VSail Trainer is a more nuanced, versatile, to pinch and slow herself down; she Australian women’s Olympic team has and exciting tool than I had imagined. admitted that this was the case in real life, been using the VSail for training, and it’s After more than an hour easy to imagine the concept of watching others try it gathering momentum worldand 10 minutes of giving it wide in performance sailing and a whirl, I walked out fired fitness training. When it comes up and buzzing with the to its rehabilitative potential, possibilities. Sitzmann says, “You still get the Tom Sitzmann, head roll and feel of sailing without sailing coach at the Severn incurring the risk.” The tiller can School (2007-08 U.S. be replaced by a joystick, which National Dinghy Chamin combination with a modified pions) didn’t discover this “dinghy” can be used for disabled simulator in a quest for sail sailors. It’s an effective platform training tools. Following for learning to single-hand in serious health issues a few non-threatening conditions. years back (which have Sitzmann says, “It’s great for cleared up), he researched teaching eight-year-olds in Optis Severn School Sailing team member Lauren Morrell on th VSail Trainer. rehabilitation tools and if it’s February or blowing 20 means for disabled sailors to get on the knots.” That his four-year-old is a natural too. Sitzmann explained that this was a water and clicked upon the VSail. proves the point. As well as mastering clear example of how the simulator could What makes this simulator more his expert 29er sailing in between classes, function as a training tool. If she worked sophisticated than a video game is the Sitzmann plans to utilize the VSail in a on this by watching virtual telltales and “dinghy,” which is controlled by a comSevern School course he is creating on the monitoring boat speed, she would have a puter and a pneumatic pump and heels technology of sailing, with a goal of teachbetter chance of fixing this habit in real in proportion to virtual wind speed and ing physics (velocity predictions and speed time on the water. Another example: the angle of sail. curves) through the art of sail. coach noted Morrell’s hiking posture and First, you climb into the dinghy, grab The entertainment potential is huge. how she could practice better form on the tiller extension and mainsheet, and The VSail Trainer could be the sailing the simulator to hike more effectively and slip your feet under the hiking straps. pub’s alternative to electric bull-riding or safely for back health. What you see on the screen depends on a crowd pleaser at boat shows. We sailors One funny moment revealed just how your chosen settings. You see a mainsail— would happily hole up in our living rooms much this “toy” feels like the real thing: complete with moving starboard and port in February if we had one at home. team member dad, Craig Morrell, tried telltales—and a horizon with trees and the As well as training his team, Sitzmann’s the simulator for 30 seconds before he bridge in Sydney Harbor, as well as wind goal is introducing as many sailors as he reflexively trimmed the mainsheet using his direction and wind and boat speed indicacan to the simulator, which he has on longteeth as a cleat. Not sure we can cure that. tors. If you’re “racing,” you see marks. term loan. “It’s not perfect,” he notes. “It’s Although there are no sensations of You choose a boat type (Opti, 29er, Byte not sailing, and I’m thankful for that. 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SpinSheet Readers Write…

Boat Rule #5


The Windependent crew was given a warning by the DNR police for a crew member “bow-riding” for having his feet over the side by the cockpit, nowhere near the bow. They decided to take no more chances. Photo by Keith Mayes

thoroughly appreciated your Editor’s Notebook “Disconnect” in July. Several years ago, just before boarding my boat for a three-guy, four-day weekend sail, one of the guys announced that he had to participate in a conference call at 1100 that day. I wasn’t happy, but let the call take place. The two remaining fellers sat in silence for fear of disturbing the important hour-long call, which took place while the participant stood in the companionway facing us, listening, and chatting into his phone. This event, followed by my wife’s suggestion (probably made in desperation after hearing my complaints for too long), encouraged me to inaugurate Boat Rule #5 (of five simple rules): All cell phones shall remain off while underway. That way no one can twitch, Twitter, talk, photo, IM, e-mail, or text. Or whatever else phones can do.

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Ed and Elaine Henn If you’ve ever wondered how we manage to get hard copies of SpinSheet to so many places before the first of the month, it may help to know our distributors. Meet Ed and Elaine Henn, who cheerfully distribute SpinSheet and PropTalk to the Stevensville to Rock Hall section of the Eastern Shore, Arnold, and Annapolis. An Ohio native (as is his wife), Ed was “first bitten by the sailing bug” in the early

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1980s when he spent five days on a 50foot ketch traveling from Pisa, Italy to the French Riviera and back—one of his tough duties as director of recreation programs for the U.S. Armed Forces in central Germany, where the couple lived for 23 years. When they had a chance to return to the states, they took basic sailing courses at Annapolis Sailing School. Upon retirement in 1999, the couple sought out a sailboat to buy and a place in which to sail it. They chose the Island Packet 29 Passport and Annapolis. (Years later, when they bought a trawler, we wrote about their journey to “the dark side” in PropTalk.) In 2002, after answering an ad in SpinSheet, Ed and Elaine signed up as distributors, an appealing retirement job for active people who love to meet people, yet only want to work a couple of days per month. The distribution process is much more complicated

than the stereotype of throwing bundles out a car window. On delivery day, dressed in “team gear,” the couple leaves at 8 a.m. with packed lunches, bundles of magazines, directions, and a list of numbers of magazines per spot, which Lucy Iliff updates monthly. Ed does most of the driving; Elaine does most of the running. “We enjoy getting over to the Eastern Shore,” says Elaine. She notes that part of the job is recycling unread magazines, the numbers for which she tracks. On a monthly basis, we adjust numbers to make for less waste or add magazines where needed. The efficiency of this process is in direct proportion to the efficiency of our hands-on distributors. Are there drawbacks to the job? “The Sailboat Show issue is a real bear! My arms are tired after that one,” says Elaine. Both she and Ed agree that meeting people is the best part of the job. “People tell us what a good magazine it is,” says Elaine. Ed adds, “It’s also fun to get to the marinas and check out all the boats.” We love having Ed and Elaine on the SpinSheet team! Stop by our booth (F6) at the U.S. Sailboat Show October 8-12 to meet them. spinsheet.com

Like you, I enjoy my boat for what it is and what it does, not what something else can do while aboard. Perhaps if more skippers said “no” to the likes of cell phones, more people would learn that sailing is truly a unique world and needs no “support” system. Alas, I fear that too many skippers are already caught in the connect trap, though. Tom Berry Pasadena, MD



fter reading your Editor’s Notebook “A Smashing Summer” in August, I offer a suggestion from Mark Twain: “When angry, count to ten. When very angry, swear.” Having once avoided a T-boning only by virtue of some kick-ass reverse power (the 40-foot Alden ketch we were on would have gone right through that fiberglass monstrosity), “Ka-ching!” comes to mind. The most commonly-heard final expression on the cockpit voice recorders of crashed airplanes is, “Oh, [expletive]!” Or some national variation, such as merde for the French (or Martinique and Guadeloupe) and scheiss for the Germans. Perhaps the true solution is to become colloquially fluent in another language so that nobody understands what you’re saying. Tim Mueller via e-mail

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e, too, love Oxford. However, on our last visit in early July and first visit this season, we found the anchoring area off the Strand to be full of moorings. What is the story here? It would have been nice to anchor closer to shore. Has the yacht club taken over? If so, is it legal? And who will take our complaint? On another front—we do love the ice cream store! Just wish there was a place for breakfast. Thanks for letting us sound off. Jan Zerhusen, s/v Octavia via e-mail

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Solomons Hosts National Regatta for Vintage Models


t’s a small world after all… Be at the Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) in Solomons September 10-13 to see about 30 radio-controlled models and their keepers. The festivities will feature Skipjacks, Traditional Vintage and High Flyer Marbleheads, large and small Vintage Schooners, and Vintage 36s as well as a healthy dose of receptions, cocktail parties, wine tastings, local tours, and awards ceremonies. View the Vintage Model Yacht Group National Regatta from the Drum Point Lighthouse; museum admission is required. The Solomons Island Model Boat Club (SIMBC), which operates out of CMM, is sponsoring the fun with help from commodore Al Suydam and fleet captain Len Addiss. SIMBC’s Butch Garren says, “Many models are prebuilt plastic renditions of sailboats. Ours are different; we make vintage models from scratch and then race and maintain them. It can take between 150 to 300 hours to build these mostly wooden boats. Our club boats are based on historical boats of the Chesapeake Bay. With numbers in the 20s, Skipjack 48s are SIMBC’s signature model; we have one of the largest fleets, and more are being built. There are some in St. Michaels and even in Wyoming. We also have several Sharpie Schooners.” SIMBC’s Don Miller says, “SIMBC’s origin lies in the modeling and sailing interests of CMM’s master carver emeritus, the late James LeRoy ‘Pepper’ Langley. The club was formed in 1980 with Pepper, his son Jimmy Langley, Gordon Bupp, George ‘Rip’ Van Winkle, George ‘Barney’ Woods, and Carroll Lusby. Pepper’s design for a model of a Chesapeake Bay skipjack was translated into a standard set of plans, then into a working model (Lady Katie). By the end of 1980, six radio-controlled sailboats raced in the museum’s creek and the Chesapeake Ranch Club. Use of CMM’s Woodworking Shop and other facilities along with access to Jimmy Langley and Skip Edwards keep our club going strong.” Garren adds, “Our regattas are fun for everyone; we even have fun things for spouses to do. Expanding to a four-day event enables us to get as many races and fleets on the water as possible. People come

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from all over the East Coast. Some of the boats are so big, they arrive in horse trailers. I’ve sailed and raced real boats all my life. Big-boat racing can be like watching grass grow if you’re a spectator on land. These small Mike Musatow’s boats are exciting Sharpie Schooner to watch; people paints the town always cheer their blue practicing for a SIMBC event. favorites on.” “Karen and I moved to Solomons more than five years ago. I’m retired now. One day, while visiting CMM, I saw people sailing model skipjacks. I turned around and told Karen, ‘That’s what I’m going to do.’ We take pride in building models to vintage specifications and maintaining the integrity of real skipjacks. It’s as thrilling to build your own boat as it is fun to race her,” Garren says. simbc.wetpaint.com —by Ruth Christie/SpinSheet —Photos courtesy of SIMBC

Len Addiss’s Skipjack # 63. SIMBC’s answer to keeping salt out of pivot points is to wash boats down after every race.


It’s a Big World of Small Boats

he fine art of racing models closely follows that of big boats in terms of race organization, captains’ meetings, busy schedules, and pier parties that naturally pop up. Next on tap in Maryland, the Columbia Regatta will sail October 3-4, and the Annapolis EC-12 Regatta will fly October 24-25. In Virginia, the Club Championship will swing into Reston September 27, and the Pumpkin Regatta will roll into Ashburn October 24-25. For more details, visit modelyacht.org.

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ast year, Tropical Storm Hanna put the brakes on Hampton Bay Days for the first time in 26 years. This year, the Farmer’s Almanac calls for cool and sunny weather, and NOAA expects a near- to below-normal hurricane season. On September 11-13, sailors in raft-up party mode will flock to the festival for good food, fantastic music, great shopping, and wonderful waterfront views. Three outdoor stages will vibrate with classic rock, reggae, country, alternative, jazz, and R&B. Headliners Ricky Skaggs with Kentucky Thunder and Bruce Hornsby (6 p.m.) and Bruce Hornsby and the NoiseMakers (8 p.m.) will rock City Hall Stage on Saturday. Crepe- and kiosk-lined streets will overflow with more than 75 merchant booths. Shop for hand-crafted jewelry, sculptures, paintings, pottery, photography, and more. Enjoy fresh seafood and salads, Greek gyros, world-famous Virginia pork BBQ, and

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ike most Chesapeake communities, Hampton offers many opportunities for club and family fun, including shops, marinas, restaurants, and museums. Quick ways to fully enjoy Hampton’s history and scenic vistas include a three-hour tour aboard the Miss Hampton II, a visit to the Hampton History Museum, and a jaunt over to the Virginia Air & Space Center. Take in an IMAX film and ride the Hampton Carousel next door. Kids will love the animals at Bluebird Gap Farm, the air and spacecraft at Air Power Park, and beach-exploring programs at Buckroe Beach and Grand View Nature Preserve, for starters.


Come By Boat

ampton Roads, the waterway, is one of the finest natural harbors in the world and is home to pleasure craft, Navy ships, commercial fishing trawlers, cargo vessels, and submarines. The harborfront hosts many boating events year round, including summer block parties, the Blackbeard Festival in June, Hampton Cup Regatta in August, and Romance on the River and Bay Days in September. Deepwater slips, first-class facilities, special amenities, and things to suit every sailor’s needs are within easy walking distance. Slips in town book a year in advance of Hampton Bay Days, and there’s a waiting list. So, the best place to anchor is up the Hampton River, east of the channel, and across from the Radisson Hotel and the Downtown Hampton Public Piers. The channel depth is 12 feet at low tide, and there is plenty of room outside the 150-foot-wide channel.


Some Hampton History

ampton boasts America’s first continuous English-speaking settlement, English Christmas, free public education, organized teaching of African-Americans, site for NASA, and training ground for U.S. astronauts. St. John’s Church is the oldest continuous English-speaking parish in the United States. Home to Langley Air Force Base, Hampton served as a training ground for America’s first astronauts, the Mercury Seven. Legend has it that Blackbeard’s severed head was displayed on a spike (at what is now Blackbeard’s Point) to serve as a warning to other would-be pirates. In the 17th and 18th centuries, pirates plundered ships and robbed seafarers, wreaking havoc on Virginia’s shores and economy, especially the tobacco industry. Today, though, Hampton is a very sailor friendly place. To learn more, visit hamptoncvb.com.

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Flipper and “Bubba” Hit the Upper Bay

n June 20-21, a couple dozen bottlenose dolphins caused quite a stir near Galesville, MD. Turns out, it’s very common for dolphins to make summer visits to the Middle Bay. They probably chased a school of fish into the West River. They can eat 12 to 15 pounds of fish per day and love catfish, crabs, eels, menhaden, shrimp, and squid. Dolphins are covered by the federal Marine Mammal Protection Act. Up the Bay a piece, officer Marcus Rodriguez of the Havre de Grace Police Department spotted Ilya, a Florida manatee, over the July 18-19 weekend in Northern Bay waters. Manatees munch on sea grass and other underwater vegetation; adults can be nearly 10 feet long and weigh 800-1200 pounds. These endangered creatures sometimes head out alone in search of food in warm waters and can tolerate salt and fresh water. The National Aquarium and USCG kept tabs on the animal this year for safety and monitoring purposes. Last summer, two manatees were spotted near Essex, MD in Norman Creek. Fifteen years ago, volunteers and biologists tried to coax a manatee out of the Chester River; it eventually swam out of the Southern Bay on its own. It could be that the number of manatees heading north is increasing or the numbers of sightings are increasing because people are more aware. If you see a manatee in Bay waters, call the Maryland Natural Resources Police at (800) 628-9944. Give manatees and dolphins some space; they’ll return the favor. And, if you shot some wayward wildlife in the Bay, such as slimy green eels (yuck!) and swimming sea otters—with your camera, of course—send us a copy!


Sailing, Swimming, Banking… Huh?

ow many 15- to 18-yearolds learned to sail, swim, balance a checkbook, and navigate the waters of college essays all in one summer? At least 10 that we know. Baltimore’s Downtown Sailing Center (DSC) has offered its unique eight-week Sailing Instructor Training (SIT) program for five years now, and it’s growing stronger every year. Steve Manson became the program’s most celebrated graduate following his stint in Disney’s film “Morning Light,” but his is only one of many success stories. “This year’s students have done exceptionally well,” says DSC instructor, Jill Bradley. “It’s amazing to look back at how much they have learned and how far they have come. SIT students come through inner-city schools following an application and interview process. Most did not know how to swim, let alone sail, in the beginning. Evan Reisberg, a 19-yearold instructor who’s spent summers sailing at DSC since he was eight, recalls how many of the SIT students were scared just walking on the dock on the first day. That did not persist for long in this intensive program. Within the first week, all students were sailing and starting to swim. Seven weeks later, most were swimming well, and many were able to sail solo. One student says, “I didn’t think I would like sailing.

Now I want to go every day!” Others agreed. They talked about how when they got home to their families and friends, all they could talk about was sailing. But the program isn’t just about water sports. Students all completed a financial literacy class, which included opening bank accounts and learning about various methods of saving money (such as CDs and stocks) and credit cards. There was an SAT preparatory class and coaching on writing college essays. Students did more than just camp out on cruising boats and camp on the beach at Sandy Point State Park (two of their favorite activities); they also toured the University of Delaware and discussed the ins and outs of college admission. They were certified in CPR, First Aid, and MD Boating Safety. And they had a fancy lunch out and were coached on restaurant etiquette. Most adults would be thrilled to take this class! Following their successful completion of the eight-week program, SIT students will be invited to work next summer as assistants or instructors for DSC’s outreach program, which runs a sailing and literacy program for eight- to 10-year-old inner-city kids. Feeling the satisfaction of giving back and becoming mentors are important components of the program. downtownsailing.org

DSC’s Sailing Instructor Training program students learn about much more than sailing in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Photo by Molly Winans/SpinSheet

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La Vie Est Belle at KidShip

he first week in August, three teenagers from Rochefort, a historic port city in western France and “Sister City” to Annapolis, traveled to the Chesapeake for a memorable week of sightseeing and sailing instruction at KidShip. Noeimie Baroux, Marie Rocq, and Loïc Fortin joined longtime KidShip student McKinzie Schultz and Annapolis Department of Economic Affairs intern Erika Jelinek in a week-long learn-tocruise course aboard a Hunter 36. The course, which is open to students ages 13 to 16 and run by USCG-licensed instructors, involves some classroom time plus five days of hands-on, on-the-water instruction. The highlight of the week is a Thursday overnight up the Severn River, for which going to the grocery store to provision, anchoring, cooking, and entertaining oneself on deck are integral to the learning experience. With seven years of sailing experience with his parents, Fortin was undaunted by the experience, however somewhat surprised at how quickly the instructors spoke English. He claims that sailing on a big boat involved less work than sailing on smaller boats. He enjoys all types of sailing and plans to sail more upon his return to France. When the others went out on a chase boat to watch the Wednesday night races, he—the daring and gregarious one—hopped on a Melges 24 as crew.

Fortin explains how Rochefort, a neighbor to sailing hub La Rochelle, is known for its history of building war ships. “Annapolis is truly beautiful,” he says, and the others concur. “Vraiment belle. Better than Rochefort.” For the first such program, the City of Annapolis sought out kids who may have not had a chance to visit otherwise. After an essay and application process, the chosen students paid their own transportation, and the City covered their sailing expenses, arranged for them to stay with hosts (and Eastport YC members) Dave and Marsha Malkin, and coordinated sightseeing excursions such as visiting the monuments and Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC and the Inner Harbor in Baltimore. Director of economic affairs for the City of Annapolis, Mike Miron, says, “We’ve been working on this program for nine months. It sets a foundation to have a high school exchange program in the future. In the big picture, such programs will bring in trade missions and job creation programs, which should be public-private programs.” Next year, the aim is to send a few Annapolis kids to France. The Sister City program fosters cultural and economic collaborations between municipalities chosen on the basis of similar demographic or historical ties. The cities look to one another for assistance on matters of government, healthcare, housing, and other common city challenges. Annapolis partners with 16 Sister Cities. sister-cities.org, kidshipsailing.com

French exchange students (L-R) Loïc Fortin, Noeimie Baroux, and Marie Rocq joined McKinzie Schultz and Erika Jelinek (and an unidentified instructor in back) in a learn-to-cruise course at Kidship in August. Photo by Molly Winans/SpinSheet

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Boatyard Beach Bash!

alm trees? Check. Parrottheads? Check. Sand? Check. On September 19, dinghy, dance, or drive on over to the Annapolis Maritime Museum (AMM) for music, friends, food, and drink along the waterfront. Move to live music from the John Frinzi Band with steel guitar great “Coral Reefer” Doyle Grisham, Jim Morris, and James “Sunny Jim” White. AMM’s director Jeff Holland says, “This has all the makings of the greatest sailors’ party of the year: your toes in the sand, a drink in your hand, island rhythms in your ears, lots of friends to keep you good company, and palms swaying in the evening breezes. All the proceeds go to the museum’s education programs, and we always need volunteers for this and other events.” Your $60 ticket gets you two drinks and grilled buffet treats from title sponsor, the Boatyard Bar & Grill (boatyardbarandgrill.com). SpinSheet is one of the many friends of this event. VIP tickets are available for $250. Tickets run out fast; get yours at amaritime.org now.

Bright lights, boogie city! Boatyard Beach Bash photo courtesy of AMM


Things Are Piling Up on the Pumpout Scene


he July SpinSheet Dock Talk piece about pumpouts pooping out on the Bay struck a nerve for several sailors. Mary Ann Moxon on MicMac out of Williamsburg, VA says, “I was glad to see SpinSheet focus on pumpouts that ‘poop out.’ Broken pumpouts should be reported to state authorities. Depending on where you live, call the Maryland Department of Natural Resources at (410) 260-8770 or the Virginia Department of Health at (800)-ask-fish.” Tom and Adrian Flynn say, “In a recent SpinSheet, you asked for our good experiences with pumpouts. The Magothy Marina on Cypress Creek in the Magothy always has a working pumpout. Attached (see below) is a picture of staff member Noi Laisukang pumping out our sailboat In Like Flynn. The service is always good, and the charge is $5. Happy sailing.” Keep sending your pumpout news to ruth@spinsheet.com. We’ll keep a finger on the pulse of this issue.

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Twenty Years of Bay Schooner Racing

ore than 50 schooners will gather for the 20th Anniversary Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race (GCBSR) October 11-18 to help save the Bay. Race week begins with schooners docked off Fells Point, moves to Annapolis for the race start, and ends with awards in Portsmouth, VA October 17. At press time, Farewell, Heron, Island Time, Martha White, Mistress 77, Pirates Lady, Quintessence, Sally B, Spirit of Independence, and Woodwind have signed up to race down the Bay. These 44- to 77-footers hail from Baltimore, Chestertown, Forked River (NJ), Galesville, North East (MD), Portsmouth, Solomons, and Key West. Jen Brest of Schooner Woodwind Cruises says, “This is our 17th year doing the race. Since my family and I started Woodwind Cruises out of Annapolis, we’ve met so many wonderful people and turned lots of them onto sailing and racing. But, the GCBSR people top even them. We come back each year for the camaraderie and the competition. It’s fun to stretch Woodwind’s legs and to sail overnight. The event always is the pinnacle of our sailing season.”

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n this photo taken in 1986, Patrick Mahoney and Patrick Jr. tilt a bushel of plump crabs on their Deltaville deadrise Baby Boy. Patrick Jr. continues to work on the water alongside his father as the second and third generations of family watermen. As far as we know, they are the only remaining commercial fishermen/crabbers based out of Eastport or Annapolis. In 1997, the family acquired a second cedar-planked deadrise fishing boat. This one was built in 1983 by a man named Hughes in Cambridge, MD. They named her Wild Country. She plies the channel edges for fresh Bay food alongside Baby Boy year-round. This summer, the family opened Wild Country Seafood, a retail shop next to the Annapolis Maritime Museum in Eastport, with the concept of bringing fresh seafood directly to customers. The place is open Tuesday-Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m., Friday from noon to 7 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. ((410) 2676711). —by Joe Evans/SpinSheet

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Schooners Rendezvous in Cambridge


any GCBSR schooners and sailors will join tall ships and other historic vessels for the fourth annual Schooner Rendezvous at Cambridge’s Long Wharf Park October 23-25. The Richardson Maritime Museum is a proud sponsor of this maritime festival. The weekend will be full of people enjoying live music, local delicacies, dockside tours, exhibits, and vendors. schoonerrendezvous.com

Cheer your peers in the annual Dinghy Race FUNdraiser October 11. Groove to the tunes during a free outdoor concert with Schooner Time (the bluegrass band from the Schooner Martha White), Them Eastport Oyster Boys, and Inishewon (seafaring music) October 13. Tour some schooners and see the 5 p.m. Parade of Sail to the Inner Harbor October 14. The schooners will leave Fells Point at 9 a.m. October 15 for the 1:30 p.m. race start off Annapolis. The race sails 127 nautical miles to Thimble Shoals off Hampton, VA. Once in Portsmouth, schooner sailors will party, give tours, enjoy a pig and oyster roast and sing-along, and tell tall tales. Proceeds of the race support Bay preservation through youth education programs. To date, the race has donated $114,600 to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, providing more than 2000 children with on-water educational experiences. GCBSR originated as a personal challenge between Captain Lane Briggs’s Tugantine Norfolk Rebel and the Pride of Baltimore II (2008 winner in class). Captain Briggs (1932-2005) was committed to the Bay’s maritime heritage and loved schooner-rigged sailboats; he founded and kept the race going strong. schoonerrace.org Brest adds, “If you missed the race, you still can join us on our five-day return adventure from Portsmouth to Annapolis October 19-23. It’s a sail of a lifetime!” GCBSR’s annual Dinghy Race FUNdraiser off Fells Point. Photo courtesy of GCBSR


Wow! This is what SpinSheet calls a well-attended event. Photo courtesy of the Maryland Seafood Festival

The Maryland Seafood Festival Raises the Bar


ine, drink, dance, and do a good deed. Bring your family to the 42nd running of the Maryland Seafood Festival at Sandy Point State Park (SPSP) near Annapolis September 11-13. Join 20,000 visitors from all across the mid-Atlantic region for a blockbusting party with live music, arts and crafts, and of course, seafood… lots of it. Saturday will feature the Capital Crab Soup Cook-Off among Annapolis eateries, including Buddy’s Crabs & Ribs, Hell Point Seafood, The Main Ingredient, and Treaty of Paris. After you taste the best the Bay has to offer and savor the waterfront views, shop for jewelry, furniture, photography, nautical and wood crafts, candles and soaps, lotions and potions, apparel, and more. Feed some bellies. As always, the Maryland Seafood Festival will feature non-profit vendors, including groups such as the local Boy Scouts. Buy your $10 ticket at mdseafoodfestival.com ahead of time, and $2 will be donated to a local charity of your choice. Help “Stuff-A-Boat” by bringing non-perishable food (peanut butter, soup, tuna… you get the idea) for the Maryland Food Bank. “StuffA-Boat” is a partnership between the Maryland Seafood Festival and Giant Food. You can also donate food at Annapolis-area Giant Food stores before the festival. On Friday, park at SPSP for $3 per car. On Saturday and Sunday, park at the West Campus Entrance of Anne Arundel Community College (101 College Parkway, Arnold, MD) for $5, and free shuttles will take you and yours to and from SPSP. For more festival details, visit mdseafoodfestival.com.

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A Call to Arms…

ell, actually, it’s more like a call for skippers. If you talk to the enthusiastic organizers as often as SpinSheet does, it seems that it’s always time to think about the Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade in Annapolis December 12. Register your boat by the end of November, and your name and that of your boat will be printed in the official Lights Parade Program. A club competition is planned for this year with nautical and nonnautical categories. Now it’s your turn to register, grab your buddies, cook up a creation, play with lights, perfect your parade cocktails, find your mittens, and make bright things happen. eastportyc.org

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What a

Sparkling Summer of Junior Sailing!

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This could be the start of a beautiful friendship. SSA’s Harbor Rookies navigate Annapolis Harbor. Photo by Tom Nelson

lub- and school-based sailing programs all over the Bay have introduced a boatload of kids to the sport and given advanced sailors fun ways to hone their skills and broaden their horizons. In times when we often hear how sailing programs fall short when it comes to getting and keeping kids sailing, numerous programs up and down the Bay report full programs, waiting lists, and great deals from hungry manufacturers for buying new boats to get more kids sailing! Most junior programs rightfully spend the most energy on the beginners and their families. The Eastport YC has had great success with its second summer of Green Fleet Fridays (BBQ and low key racing on Friday evenings), and the Annapolis YC (AYC) added a family night during which juniors take their families sailing and share a BBQ dinner on their deck. And to say that other junior programs all over the Bay were busy and ramped up the summer fun this season would be a major understatement. Good examples can be found on the websites of the Fishing Bay YC, North East River YC, and Severn SA (SSA), but they are not alone. It was an unusual summer for sailing conditions on the Bay; unusually great, that is. From June 15 to August

7 (the eight weeks that most summer sailing programs run), we had sailable wind every day! Temps never climbed over 90 degrees, and it only rained slightly on two days! What a great summer for the junior programs with lots of productive on-the-water time. Give kids and families a safe, fun start and they will come back! Dave Houck, CBYRA’s junior division chair, wholeheartedly echoes these sentiments. The sheer number and diversity of events posted at my.calendars.net/cbyrajunior tell the story of how popular junior sailing is all over the country. Houck says, “I had the pleasure of spending an August weekend at Tred Avon YC’s annual Oxford Regatta. They’ve been hosting this for more than 100 years, and organizers have it down to perfection (except for the lack of wind on Saturday). But the wind returned on Sunday, and it was fantastic to see such a celebration of sailing with big boats and junior sailors all out on the water together and fun parties for all ages. The junior racers who competed at this event will not want to miss it in the future! Don’t miss the big events this September at the Corsica River YC, Hampton YC, Norfolk YCC, SSA, and West River SC, for starters.”

Taking their licks. SSA’s Harbor Rookies find ice cream near City Dock. Photo by Tom Nelson

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Summer sailors on southern shores. The Eastern Shore Yacht and Country Club in Melfa, VA has hosted summer sailing programs for nine years. Photo by Annie and Russell Jones


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ctober 17 brings the inaugural Party on the Water at Sarles Boatyard and Marina in Eastport. Party to the sounds of The Names and Classic Case, enjoy some BBQ, and support Chessie Jr. Racing/Team Tsunami. Chessie Jr. Racing takes middle and high school students on the water each Monday and Wednesday for practice or racing sessions. The program is open to teens ages 12 to 18 years. The 6 to 10 p.m. waterfront party is organized by the Storm Trysail Chesapeake Station. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 onsite. chessiejr.org

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First and third Thursdays. Discovery Village, Shady Side, MD. The West/Rhode Riverkeeper Chris Trumbauer and Discovery Village provide single and tandem kayaks, paddles, and life vests on a first-come, first-served basis. westrhoderiverkeeper.org

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Pumpout Boat Season West and Rhode Riverkeeper’s Honey Dipper cruises the West and Rhode Rivers and offers sewage disposal services to skippers for $5. westrhoderiverkeeper.org

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Canoe Tours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Weekends. Powell’s Creek, Leesylvania State Park, Woodbridge, VA. Moonlight tours available. dcr.virginia.gov

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Jimmy Buffett in Virginia! Warm up the blender, blow up your favorite land shark, and don your favorite tropical attire! The Messiah of Margaritas is in Virginia September 3 and 5 at the Nissan Pavilion (Bristow). margaritaville.com Sail the Sultana Chestertown, MD. For the full sailing schedule, visit sultanaprojects.org.


Kent Island Cup Aloha! Kent Island YC, Stevensville, MD. Paddle 35 miles around Kent Island and then limbo over to the luau Saturday. The fun is by the Kent Island Outrigger Canoe Club. kiocc.com


National Hard Crab Derby and Fair Somers Cove Marina, Crisfield, MD. Sail on over for crab racing, beauty pageants, parades, crab cooking and picking contests, crafts, games, rides, swim meet, docking contests, fireworks, and more! crisfieldchamber.com


Annual Boat Auction 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. Bid on the boat of your dreams! cbmm.org


MTABC Crab Feast Rocky Point State Park, Essex, MD. The fun benefits the Marine Trades Association of Baltimore County’s scholarship program. mtabc.org


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Mile Marker Zero Rendezvous Tidewater Yacht Marina, Portsmouth, VA. Band parties, crab feast, pig pickin’, blind-man dinghy racing, and more. tyamarina.com

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Safe Boating Course 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Eight consecutive Tuesdays. Anchorage Marina, Baltimore. Presented by the Dundalk Sail and Power Squadron. dspsdundalk.org

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Fall Boating Safety and Seamanship Course 7 to 9:30 p.m. Annapolis High School. Taught by USCG Auxiliary in partnership with Anne Arundel Community College. (410) 777-2241, myaacc.aacc.edu


ABYC Standards Certification Annapolis. Offered by the American Boating & Yacht Council. abyc.org


Infamous Captain William Bligh, Commander of HMAT Bounty When She Was Taken by Mutiny, Born in Plymouth, England, 1754


Vintage Model Yacht Regatta Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. See dozens of carefully crafted skipjacks, schooners, and vintage-class models and their radio controllers compete for top honors. calvertmarinemuseum.com, simbc.wetpaint.com

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Safe Boating Course 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Eight consecutive Tuesdays. Luther Memorial Lutheran Church, Baltimore. Presented by the Dundalk Sail and Power Squadron. dspsdundalk.org


We’re Importing Palm Trees, Sharks, lots of Parrotheads, the John Frinzi Band with “Coral Reefer” Doyle Grisham, Jim Morris and James “Sunny Jim” White.

Saturday, Sept 19 5–9 pm annapoliS MaritiMe MuSeuM 723 Second Street, eaStport


From Florida: the John Frinzi Band, Jim Morris and James “Sunny Jim” White From nashville: doyle Grisham, long-time steel guitar great of The Coral Reefer Band

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Hampton Beach Seafood Festival Seafood from top local restaurants, lively entertainment, crafts, and fireworks. hamptonbeachseafoodfestival.com


Restoring the Lady Katie 8 p.m. Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. Scott Todd talks about restoring the full-size Skipjack Lady Katie. Free. calvertmarinemuseum.com


Maryland Seafood Festival Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis. Music, great Bayfood, exhibits, arts and crafts, and The Capital’s Crab Soup Cook-Off September 12. (See page 17.) mdseafoodfestival.com


Onancock Harborfest Wonderful wharffront festival features live entertainment, Virginia food, cardboard boat racing, and more. onancock.org


Annual Boating Party Support the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels with cocktails, dinner, and dancing. cbmm.org


Antique and Classic Boat Show Reedville, VA. Boat parade, flea market, oyster workshop, and water taxi service. Sponsored by the Tidewater Chapter of Antique and Classic Boat Society and Reedville Fishermen’s Museum. macames@netscape.com


Outer Banks Lighthouse Tour 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mariners’ Museum, Newport News, VA. Visit lighthouses, enjoy bird-watching, and walk the beaches. marinersmuseum.org



Hampton Bay Days Music, food, fun, and friends! On Saturday, see Ricky Skaggs with Kentucky Thunder and Bruce Hornsby at 6 p.m., Bruce Hornsby and the Noise Makers at 8 p.m., and fireworks at 10 p.m. Free. (See page 17.) baydays.com

Lighthouse Challengers at Concord Point Light in Havre de Grace 2007. Don’t miss Maryland’s Lighthouse Challenge September 19-20. Photo by Alma Pasek

Waterfront Celebration Noon to 5 p.m. Leonardtown Wharf, MD. Sailboat races, exhibits, guided kayak and canoe tours, food, entertainment, and more!. Free. leonardtown.somd.com

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Charlestown (MD) Riverfest Live entertainment, antique and classic car show, fireworks, the Miss Riverfest Pageant, food and beverages, arts, crafts, jewelry, and lots of fun activities. charlestownriverfest.org

Fish Fry Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Phillip Merrill Center, Annapolis. Benefits South River Federation. southriverfederation.net



‘Round the DelMarVa Peninsula Join Womanship’s coastal passage learning challenge for and by women. womanship.com

Photo Contest Deadline Shady Side, MD. Submit up to three photos for the Captain Salem Avery Museum’s juried show, “Local Lens: Images of South County and the Bay.” shadysidemuseum.org



Three Seminars: Heading South This Winter 10 a.m. to noon. Saturdays. West Marine, 113 Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis. Topics are “Taking the ICW to Florida,” “Bahama Bound,” and “Going South Safely.” (410) 268-0129

Francis Scott Key Sees U.S. Flag Still Flying Over Fort McHenry and Writes the Star Spangled Banner, 1814


Wednesday Night Races Awards Ceremony Annapolis YC. Can you believe it’s been 20 Wednesdays of sailing since April? Come see who wins the trophies for the season. race. annapolisyc.org


Annual Dinner Cruise on Wm. B. Tennison 5 p.m. Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. Crab cakes on the water. $25. For full cruise schedule, visit calvertmarinemuseum.com.


Chicken Necker Appreciation Day Noon to 5 p.m. Sharp Street Pier, Rock Hall, MD. Food, fun, games and more... including (you guessed it) a chicken race. boristhree.com/chickennecker


The waters around Calvert Marine Museum’s Drum Point Lighthouse will be full of vintage model yachts and their keepers September 10-13. Photo by Ruth Christie/SpinSheet

Celebrate the Severn 7 to 10 p.m. Chesapeake Bay Foundations’ Merrill Environmental Center, Annapolis. Food, music from Today’s Date, a live auction, and a raffle for a Capri all-electric Scooter. severnriverkeeper.org


Radar & Electronic Navigation September 19-20

Marine Diesel Basics October 24-25

Marine Weather: Level I October 24-25

Captain’s License OUPV “6-Pk” & Master: Start Oct 26, Nov 6 License Renewal: Sept 18

Learn from experienced industry professionals in a variety of marine disciplines.

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Antique Car and Classic Boat Show From varnish to chrome, vessels and vehicles will be on display in Town Point Park, Norfolk, VA. festeventsva.org


Sir Francis Chichester, One of the 20th Century’s Greatest Singlehanded Sailors, Is Born in Shirwell, England, 1901

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Boatyard Beach Bash 5 to 9 p.m. Annapolis Maritime Museum. Beach party with live music by John Frinzi Band, James “Sunny Jim” White, and Jim Morris and tasty treats. $60. (See page 17.) boatyardbarandgrill.com


Lighthouse Challenge Grand Opening 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hooper Strait Lighthouse, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. Celebrate Maryland’s 375 years. cheslights.org

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National Coastal Cleanup Day 9 a.m. to Noon. Teach our kids to care for our waterways at Sailwinds Park, Cambridge, MD. Volunteers will be well fed! (Rain date: September 26.) sailwindscambridge.com


Police Hold Tiki Bar Fundraiser 3 p.m. The Solomons area Fraternal Order of Police will hold Tiki Bar patrons “in custody” to raise money for their benevolence fund. Food, fun, and entertainment. tikibarsolomons.com


Rappahannock RiverFest Near Fredericksburg, VA. Wine and dine on steamed crabs and BBQ at Friends of the Rappahannock’s annual gala. Live music, fine food and drinks, and live and silent auctions. riverfriends.org


Tent Sale 1 to 5 p.m. Artist’s Framer, Eastport. Sailing apparel, affordable art, and more. Great deals from Capital Logo and Artist’s Framer. In time for crew gifts and early holiday shopping.


Wooden Canoe Rendezvous 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Havre de Grace Maritime Museum, Havre de Grace, MD. Show off your wooden canoe along with Chesapeake Wooden Boat Builders. Demos and antique canoe identifications! FREE. hdgmaritimemuseum.org

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Ocean Sailing Seminar Hampton, VA. Presented by Cruising Rally Association. carib1500.com

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Maryland Lighthouse Challenge Point Lookout State Park, Scotland, MD. Discover a piece of Maryland’s maritime history and see how many Chesapeake Bay lighthouses you can visit in one weekend. cheslights.org/challenge.htm.


Ride for Shelter 1 p.m. Severna Park, MD. Stay in sailing shape, bike the B&A Trail, and raise money for Anne Arundel County’s Light House Homeless Shelter. rideforshelter.com


Build Your Own Boat Chesapeake Light Craft, Annapolis. Geoff Kerr will help you build a Chesapeake 17LT. clcboats.com


Pride of Baltimore II’s Birthday Celebration 5:30 p.m. Baltimore. Scrumptious food, beer and wine, boat tours, a silent auction, and oil paintings and scale models for sale. pride2.org spinsheet.com


Ocean City Sunfest Kick up some sand and celebrate embrace your inner fall with arts and crafts, food, and concerts by The Village People, Little Big Town, Rick Springfield, and more! ococean.com


Choptank Heritage Skipjack Races Cambridge, MD. See historic skipjacks from around the Bay race on the Choptank. cambridgemainstreet.com


Lighthouse Adventure Cruise Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. Leave the museum dock at 7:45 a.m. and head south on a day-long chartered boat trip to see lighthouse on the Lower Bay. $150 does not include lunch. calvertmarinemuseum.com


Pirates, Rum, and Reggae Cruise 8 to 11 p.m. Annapolis. Dress the part with Captain Marcus Waters and enjoy lively reggae music afloat. $40. watermarkcruises.com


Rock Hall FallFest 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Town-wide carnival featuring crafts, continuous music, roving entertainers, a fun run for kids, food, oyster boats, demos, crab picking contests, magic, giant slide and moon bounce, pony rides, and more. rockhallmd.com

September Racing


Stingray Point Regatta Fishing Bay YC will run starts for PHRF Spinnaker, PHRF Non Spinnaker, and J/105 classes. fbyc.net


CBYRA Annapolis Race Week For many Bay sailors, this is the last big event of the season. cbyra.org

Race to Oxford Naval Academy Sailing Squadron’s “Fall Oxford Race.” cbyra.org


Laser District 11 Championship West River SC, Galesville, MD. Sailors from all districts welcome. laserdistrict11.org






Fall Open House Annapolis Yacht Sales. annapolisyachtsales.com




Waterfront Festival Wilmer Park, Chestertown, MD. Bluegrass music, kayak competitions, tug-ofwar tournament, cardboard boat regatta, and environmental exhibitors. For kids of all ages. ces.washcoll.edu

Last Wednesday Night Race Last chance to bug out of work early and stay out late with your sailing crew. Stock up on self-tanner, the days are getting short and the sun is getting low. race.annapolisyc.org

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Fish Fry 2 to 6 p.m. Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Merrill Center in Annapolis. Music, food, raffle, and fun for the whole family courtesy of South River Federation. southriverfederation.net


RiverFest at Historic St. Mary’s City Historic St. Mary’s City, MD. Live music, games, prizes, hands-on activities, exhibits, harbor rides, kayaking, and more all for free. Presented by St. Mary’s River Watershed Association. smrwa.org

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Hospice Cup XXVIII Regatta Managed by the Shearwater Sailing Club, with help from Storm Trysail Club Chesapeake Station, this CBYRAsanctioned regatta with a new junior sailing component benefits area hospices and counts toward CBYRA season-long High Point competition. hospicecup.org


Interclub Challenge Team Race Clubs are invited to create a team for this three-bythree team racing event in bring-your-own J/24s. Jibs only, no genoas or spinnakers. race.annapolisyc.org

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Full Moon Party Boatyard Bar & Grill, Eastport. Live music by Nautical Wheelers. boatyardbarandgrill.com


Open House 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Cambridge, MD. Bird walks, eagle prowls, nature talks, demos, exhibits, and more. fws.gov/blackwater

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Land and Water Tour of the War of 1812 In partnership with Fort McHenry and the Pride of Baltimore II, the Maryland Historical Society will lead you to key sites of the War of 1812. $150 includes lunch. abeiter@mdhs.org


Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. Skiffs, kayaks, canoes, and fall sunshine. It doesn’t get better than that! cbmm.org


Blessing of the Fleet 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. St. Clements Island/Potomac River Museum, Colton’s Point, MD. Seafood, music, children’s fun, boat rides to St. Clements Island, and tours of Blackistone Lighthouse. Fireworks on Saturday. 7thdistrictoptimist.org


Sail on the Schooner Virginia from Norfolk to Annapolis $450. schoonervirginia.org


ABYC Electrical Certification Philadelphia, PA. By American Boating & Yacht Council. abyc.org


Gordon Bok in Concert 8 p.m. Annapolis Maritime Museum. Don’t miss this concert by world-renowned folk legend Gordon Bok. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. amaritime.org

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U.S. Sailboat Show: Bring it on! Annapolis. Celebrate the 40th running of the galaxy’s largest in-water sailboat show. Seminars, clothing and accessories, and boats of all sizes. Enjoy the many shops, restaurants, and deals in town. For many more fun details, see page 46. usboat.com

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Boating Certification Course 7 to 9 p.m. Four Thursdays. McKean High School, Wilmington, DE. Offered by Wilmington Power Squadron. $25 in advance; $30 at the door. wilmingtonpowersquadron.org


Old Town Alexandria Food and Wine Festival 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Old Town Alexandria Crowne Plaza and the Old Town Holiday Inn Hotels. visitalexandriava.com


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Eastport YC Boat Show Bash 6 to 11 p.m. Celebrate Annapolis’s maritime industry and wonderful sailing history with music, friends, and adult beverages. SpinSheet is one of the sponsors. eycbash.com spinsheet.com


Patuxent River Appreciation Days 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Solomons. Don’t miss science and history exhibits, free harbor tours, kids’ fun, arts and crafts, food, music, an open house at the Calvert Marine Museum, and a Sunday Parade (2 p.m.). Free. Event benefits the health of the Patuxent River. pradinc.org


Horn Point Laboratory Open House 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cambridge, MD. Exhibits, tours, presentations, hands-on fun, games, free T-shirts for kids, and more. hpl.umces.edu


Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race Week Annapolis to Portsmouth. Schooners from around the United States start their annual “Race to Save the Bay.” (See page 17.) schoonerrace.org


Sail on the Schooner Virginia for the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race Sail from Fells Point to starting line off Annapolis. $800. schoonervirginia.org


Build Your Own Boat Chesapeake Light Craft, Annapolis. David Fawley will help you build a Skerry Daysailer. clcboats.com


War of 1812: What Were the British Thinking? 5:30 p.m. Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore. Author Donald Shomette will describe how Captain Joshua Barney led his Chesapeake flotilla of small gunboats and war barges against blasted British invaders. $10 for members; $15 for non-members. abeiter@mdhs.org


Spirits of Point Lookout Point Lookout State Park, Scotland, MD. Learn about Point Lookout’s many legendary hauntings and why they live on. …And the lamplight o’er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor; and my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor shall be lifted—nevermore! stmaryskiwanis.org


Fall River Cleanup Rappahannock River near Fredericksburg, VA. riverfriends.org



Party on the Water 6 to 10 p.m. Sarles Boatyard, Annapolis. Don’t miss food, live music, and lots of fun with Storm Trysail Club! Supports Chessie Jr. Racing. stormtrysail.org, chessiejr.org


Tilghman Island Day 6 to 10 p.m. Dogwood Harbor will rock with rowboat and workboat races, boat docking at its best, a crab picking contest, local seafood specialities, a live auction, and more. tilghmanmd.com


St. Mary’s County Oyster Festival 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds, Leonardtown, MD. Food, fun, and entertainment for the whole family. National Oyster Shucking Championship and National Oyster Cook-Off. usoysterfest.com

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West River Heritage Day Oyster Festival 12:30 to 5 p.m. Captain Salem Avery Museum, Shady Side, MD. Lots of entertainers, artists, authors, craftsmen, and food along fall-kissed Bay waters. shadysidemuseum.org


Waterman’s Festival Somers Cove Marina, Crisfield, MD. Enjoy all-you-care-to-eat Bayfood, beverages, and more fun than you can shake a crab at. crisfieldchamber.com

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Diesel Engine Class Annapolis School of Seamanship. For the full course list, visit annapolisschoolofseamanship.com.


Rock Hall Oyster and Seafood Festival Waterman’s Crab House, Rock Hall, MD. All you can eat buffet and more! Live entertainment, kids’ activities, and the Oyster Ball. rockhallmd.com


Safe Boating and Piloting Course 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. North East River YC, North East, MD. Successful completion provides USPS and Maryland eighthour class certification. Then take the piloting course from 2 to 4:30 p.m. $35 includes text, interactive CD, and sample MapTech CD. wilmcoop@comcast.net


Cambridge Schooner Rendezvous Ships from all over the region celebrate the seafaring legacy. richardsonmuseum.org


Edward Weglein, SpinSheet’s nautical historian, takes the helm of the Iron 3 Master Balclutha, which is on display in San Francisco. Thanks, Edward, for helping us get the facts straight.

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Downrigging Weekend Chestertown, MD. See the Sultana prep for offseason and enjoy a wonderful waterfront party with tall ships, boat tours, demos, cocktails, food, educational fun, and more. schoonersultana.org

October Racing


Big Team Regatta Start and Finish at Port Annapolis Sailing Center. A Corporate Sailing Challenge and Regatta Party that benefits the National Maritime Heritage Foundation Kids Set Sail Program. bigdc.bigteamregatta.com


John Robert Heffner Jr. Memorial Regatta Havre de Grace YC. Openclass Bay race held off of Turkey Point. Party at Tidewater Marina. hdgyc.org


Fall Series Annapolis YC. Three weekends of midAutumn sailing: October 3-4, 10-11, and 17-18. Fabulous! race.annapolisyc.org

30-Nov 1

Storm Trysail Club IRC East Coast Championships Heralded as the conclusion to the “regular season.” stormtrysail.org


Annapolis YC/Severn SA Club Championship This battle for bragging rights will be sailed in J/22s. race.annapolisyc.org,

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IRC East Coast Regatta See the best of the Bay and beyond. Hosted by TF Solomons SpinSheet Sept09:TF Solomons SpinSheet Sept09 Storm Trysail Club’s formidable Chesapeake Station. stormtrysail.org, us-irc.org


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Atlantic Coast Laser Master’s Championship One day to sail your hardest out of Rock Hall YC in Maryland. rockhallyachtclub.org


Rolex International Women’s Keelboat Championship Rochester YC, NY. The world’s best women battle for supremacy in J22s. championships.ussailing.org


Chesapeake Bay Laser Master’s Championship Fishing Bay YC in Deltaville, VA. A weekend of breeze, beer, and ibuprofen. fbyc.net


2009 Snipe USA Master’s Championship Atlanta YC, GA. snipeus.org


2009 Melges 24 Pre-Worlds and World Championship Eastport YC. Amateur and pro sailors warm up and then compete. melges24worlds.com

30-Nov 1

J/24 East Coast Championships Severn SA, Eastport. severnsailing.org


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Selected Chesapeake Tide Tables for September 2009

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Chesapeake Rambler with Fred Miller


A Boy Who Loved Boats

acht surveyor Fred Hecklinger of Annapolis has a life story that touches on just about all aspects of boating. The tale goes like this: Kid lives in a big city and reads magazines about boats and sailing, as close as the Chesapeake Bay, just down the Patapsco River. He leaves home at a tender age to seek work in a boatyard on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. From then on, boats are his life. Young Hecklinger grew up in Roland Park in Baltimore. He was not a good student, he recalls, emphasizing the word not. But he did read. By the age of 10 or so, he’d discovered what to him must have been an escapist publication—Rudder Magazine with photos and line drawings of wonderful vessels and articles by authorities such as Nathanael G. Herreshoff and Howard Chapelle. World War II was just ending, and to a 10-year-old, the world was full of possibilities. And adventure. He lit out when he was just 16 and made his way to Oxford. “I did this without my parents’ permission,” recalls Hecklinger, age 73, lapsing into a scratchy Maryland drawl that never hurries words. “But by leaving, I guess I saved them a great deal of money.” He loves a good punchline. In truth, he’d run away from home—Tom Sawyer with a sextant, if you will. Oxford was a busy place in the eyes of a young man with boatyards, marine railways, fishing boats, and real yachts. And in this thriving boating community, Hecklinger found work with Ralph Wiley, who owned the yard later bought by Cutts and Case in 1965. Wiley put him to work, and Hecklinger was a fast learner. There, in Oxford, in the flesh, was Sherman Hoyt, a late-1940’s version of today’s sailing rock star. “I knew of this Hoyt by what I’d read in Rudder—the America’s Cup, the six-meter, the ocean racing. I approached him and said I’d like to be a paid hand on a sailing yacht.” Soon he got his wish. “I mean, I had the tools. I had a ditty bag, I could splice, and I knew rigging and sails. So, eventually Hoyt hired him and told Hecklinger he’d just chartered an eight-meter, Hurrying Angel, for the summer, for one dollar, from Oxford Boatyard. 42 September 2009 SpinSheet

“I knew right away this was going to be far better than playing with motorcycles and cars.” He delivers a good one-liner in summary: “It was 1953. I was 17. And it was a very good year.” Boating became a career. Starting with Hoyt, Hecklinger left boatyard labor and for the next 20 or so years, was paid to sail big boats for ocean racing, deliveries, and yacht management. He raced with Hoyt, with Arnie Gay on a succession of boats named Babe, and with Al Van Metre on Bandit and Running Tide.

“I knew right away this was going to be far better than playing with motorcycles and cars. It was 1953. I was 17. And it was a very good year.” He did his first true survey in 1975, he says, but long before that, people who wanted to know about the condition of a particular boat were asking his opinion. It seemed natural that he eventually started charging for the information. Hecklinger tells of a call he got from Gay, primo Annapolis yacht broker at the time and later, commodore of Annapolis YC. “I was

racing in Ft. Lauderdale, and Arnie knew I was down there and wanted me to go look at a boat in the area. Well, it got me to thinking.” And just like a professional athlete who finds related work after his playing days, Hecklinger transitioned from sailing to surveying. Imagine the accumulated experience of having done literally thousands of evaluations over the years. “I’ve surveyed boats in 23 states,” he says, matter-offactly. “That includes South Dakota.” He knows that his reputation is for surveying large classic vessels, although he does all kinds—sail and power, glass, wood, metal, you name it. “People associate me with old wooden boats because of my advanced age, I think.” He laughs gently. Projects such as the Pride of Baltimore, Pride II, and the little Federalist got so much press in years past that perhaps, his reputation isn’t surprising. In 1976, his friend Melbourne Smith asked Hecklinger to help build the first Pride (“I was the yard superintendant”), and in 1988, he was involved with Pride of Baltimore II, “as sort of a consultant.” Likewise, he was “part of the concept” when the 15-foot miniature three-masted ship Federalist was built to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution. The following year, in June 1988, he helped sail the little craft from Baltimore to Mount Vernon on the Potomac. At 73, Hecklinger does about 50 surveys a year. When I phoned him recently, he was driving from Annapolis to Baltimore, having been asked to sit on a committee to evaluate the model collection of the Maryland Historical Society. You could say he’s come full circle. Editor’s Note: Hecklinger’s love of history shines through in his occasional SpinSheet contributions on our Chesapeake Classic page. About the Author: A sore knee has kept Fred Miller from working on his 41-foot ketch Julie Marie this season. Past commodore of the Eastport YC, Miller is a longtime SpinSheet columnist. Contact him at svjuliemarie@comcast.net. spinsheet.com

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Baltimore Beat with Stephanie Stone


liza Smith Steinmeier wants you to Dory from her slip at the Downtown Sailing after such big dogs in federal court? For this know that she is throwing one helluva Center (DSC)—“They’re great!” she says. and other suits, BHW can recover attorney’s party on September 19 at Nick’s Fish She has a helper from Jones Falls Watershed fees—per the Clean Water Act—when it House. Eliza is the Baltimore Harbor Water- Association and is happy to take volunteers wins a case. That’s important, Eliza tells me. out. It’s a fun and “Waterkeepers are not ambulance chasers,” keeper (BHW), laid back way to she says. “We bring only those cases that we a job that enlearn about moni- know we’ll win; otherwise, we can get stuck tails patrolling toring and water- with our own legal bills, and possibly those for polluters, keeping in general. of the opposition.” sampling water, Eliza is a patient getting chased BHW also lobbied in Annapolis for legand thorough ex- islation to expand citizens’ standing in enby lightning, plainer, and she vironmental cases. “Standing” is a strange and suing the likes to talk about concept: it’s what you need to bring a socks off anywater. one who messcase—stand up—in court. Standing, or the es around with lack thereof, has thwarted many our water. an effort to remedy bad environmental practices in the courts. The But back recently passed bill successfully to the party. expanded it. If you want to do Nick’s on Saturday the 19th, you’ll be coming to her Trash Bash, Another major off-the-water because waterhuggers are taking over the BHW victory this year is even whole joint. There’ll be three bands and more geek arcane. The bottom a beer truck in the parking lot for $25. I line is that BHW’s challenge don’t know if this is three bands concurmade MDE put more teeth and rently or seriatim. I got a taste of the latter transparency into the construction when I fired up rock and roll Can’t Hang’s permitting process. Now, develFacebook clip without first shutting down Baltimore Harbor Riverkeeper Eliza Smith Steinmeier giving opers have to take extra steps to country singer Derek Sholl’s clip. My aucontrol sediment; for the first time, a tour to river advocates on a McCallister Towing tug boat ditory cortex lit up like a 911 switchboard. during River Network’s River Rally June 1. the public can review construction The other band, S.T.O.R.M., does reggae. plans on MDE’s website and comment on The plan is to post the test results on the them; and MDE gets 10 full-time employees If you want to enjoy the music from afar, there’s a catered dinner inside the recently website baltimorewaterkeeper.org, in as to monitor and enforce compliance. expanded restaurant, with seafood by Nick’s close to real time as possible. As you’d exBeing a Waterkeeper isn’t all dry docuand Oceanaire, a swank seafood restaurant pect, Inner Harbor readings are off the chart ment handling and legal wrangling. This from Harbor East, that impossibly cosmopol- all the time; the Middle Branch is relatively summer, Eliza got personal with her charge. itan arrival on our once comfortably shoddy clean except at the mouth of the Gwynn’s “I left DSC on my way to give a lecture at waterfront. Dinner, with free drinks and a si- Falls, especially after a rain. This is not just the Korean War Memorial. This black storm an academic exercise. A lot of people fish was following me. By the time I got to the lent auction, costs $100. Eliza tells me that last year’s bash at and swim off the Ferry Bar Park, and Eliza’s Bay Café, I was enveloped in lightning. Oh Nick’s earned $23,000 for BHW. “How on seen trap lines under the CSX Bridge at the my God, I was so scared. I pulled alongside this high bulkhead and tied off on giant ship earth?,” I ask. “Cause we’re good!” she says, headwaters. Our health is at stake. In other off-the-water action, BHW joined cleats and scrambled up off the boat. One of and then goes on. “No, really, we had a lot of wonderful sponsors.” This year, a Silver up with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation the waiters said, ‘Hey, you can’t park there.’ Sponsor ($500) gets an overnight in a power (CBF) to hold the current and past owners There was lightning striking everywhere. I slip on Nick’s newly rebuilt main pier, four of Sparrows Point to the terms of a Consent couldn’t say what I was thinking. What came Decree they signed 12 years ago to monitor out was, ‘Then tow me.’” You go girl. VIP tickets to the bash, and other swag. Come to Nick’s on Saturday September In other water action, Eliza’s been on and clean up the site. Also on the hot seat the river every week since April, collecting are Maryland’s Department of Environment 19 and party for your river. water samples and testing for enteroccoci. (MDE) and U.S. Environmental Protection About the Author: Stephanie Stone sails J/22s These bugs live in our gut, so they are used Agency (EPA), which should be enforcing in Baltimore and beyond. E-mail comments as a proxy for sewage. Eliza launches her C- the action. How does BHW finance going and story ideas to sstone@jhu.edu. 44 September 2009 SpinSheet


Intuition and Elbow Grease: Becoming Self-Sufficient Sailors


hen the boat lost steerage in the Caribbean, 10 teenagers learned that reading manuals, following hunches, getting greasy, and solving problems were actually quite satisfying experiences... Most sailors know their boats well enough to know when something goes wrong. Sometimes it’s a tell-tale shudder in the rigging that the skipper can feel from his bunk down below. Other times it’s more abrupt, perhaps a loud crash or a gut-wrenching “bang!” Always, it’s disconcerting. I was sailing in the Grenadines, in the southeastern Caribbean, with 10 teenagers. We were three-quarters of the way through a month-long sail-training expedition, which had begun in St. Martin what seemed like ages ago. After three weeks of intense sail training—from navigating with a hand-bearing compass, learning about the trade winds and weather patterns, to using a sextant and anchoring under sail—my young crew and I had covered the basics and then some, as I prepared them for Phase III, during which they’d assume all aspects of running the boat. They would need to be proficient in navigating all scenarios in all weather, safely anchoring the boat, and planning our shore-side schedule for the last 10 days of the program. Challenging situations for any sailor. We had been having a peculiar problem with the holding tank in the forward head, and after some sleuthing ashore from the kids, they had deduced that to fix the clog, they would need to head a fair ways offshore, pressurize the tank, and essentially blow out whatever was clogging the head. This seemed a reasonable enough approach, and they managed to pull it off without a hitch. Chesapeake Bay Sailing

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The “bang!” happened only minutes after they solved the holding tank problem. We were hove-to about three miles offshore, and the kids were ecstatic about fixing the head without interference from their captain. It was windy enough that it was rather difficult for the helmsman to hold the wheel down to stay hove-to. Shortly after executing the Problem-solving on boats often involves studying manuals, as these students discovered on an adventurous Caribbean trip. Photo by Andy Schell

Steering with an emergency tiller to Grenada. Photo by Andy Schell

maneuver, the steering cable snapped with a resounding report. I knew what had happened immediately, but it took the young crew a few minutes and a few rotations of the wheel to realize that it (the wheel) wasn’t doing anything anymore. Most sailors I know at this point would have scurried down below to the VHF and issued a call for help to anyone who happened to be listening, hoping for a tow to safety. That wasn’t going to happen on this trip. Luckily for them (and reassuringly for me), they remembered where we stowed the emergency tiller and managed to motor into the lee of Mayreau and the safety of a protected anchorage, struggling to keep a straight course with the improvised steering. Whether it’s in the islands or on the Chesapeake Bay, to me, sailing is as much

about self-sufficiency and problem solving as it is about adventure and excitement. Throughout the month-long program, I’d emphasized this to the kids, and now they were provided with a perfect opportunity to experience the empowerment and sense of accomplishment that come with solving problems independently. We managed to sail the 50+ miles south to Grenada with the help of the autopilot, which conveniently was connected directly to the steering quadrant (a fact which the kids discovered only after studying the Raymarine manual extensively the night before). Upon entering the small harbor at St. Georges, they resorted back to the emergency tiller to anchor. The next day was one of the most successful days of the 32-day program. Three of the students and I hopped a local bus to Prickly Bay, where the local Budget Marine was located, in search of the master link that connected the steering cables to the chain on the wheel, the culprit of our problem. I remained silent throughout the ordeal, letting the kids troubleshoot and discover the problem on their own, and ultimately get help from the marine store staff. We returned to the boat that afternoon armed with knowledge and spare parts. Several grease-covered hours later, we had an operable steering system and three exuberant kids. The next night we sailed more than 90 miles farther south to Trinidad, handsteering the whole way, empowered by our recent success. To me, this anecdote emphasizes the true nature of the sailing philosophy. A true cruiser is captain of his ship, while simultaneously playing mechanic, cook, entertainer, and psychologist. The true mariner not only knows that what can go wrong will go wrong, but also understands that any of the “doomsday” scenarios he’s likely to encounter are easily solvable with some intuition, curiosity, and elbow grease. If 10 teenagers can do it, so can you. About the Author: Andy Schell is a professional Annapolis captain who shares his sailing adventures and lessons learned through his writing and sail training programs. Visit fathersonsailing.com or contact him at andy@ fathersonsailing.com. SpinSheet September 2009 45


Sneak Peek Bring on the Show

by Ruth Christie


ctober 8-12 mark 40 years of the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis. Rumor has it that this is the year of the deepest discounts ever on vessels, necessities, and more. Check out the racing and cruising charmers; talk with major manufacturers and the pros; see one designs, dinghies, and other small boats; choose from sailing equipment, rigging, and an abundance of accessories; learn about charters and cruises, and take in an innovative seminar. Grab a “Come Sail Away” Boat Bag and fill it up.

When? Press/Trade/VIP Day October 8, Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. $35, All Ages General Admission Days October 9-11, Friday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. October 12, Monday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $17/Adult, $8/Kid 12 and Younger New in 2009! $29 Two-Day Combo Ticket

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So, What’s New? Look for more gear and boats debuting during the Show in the October SpinSheet. Here’s a taste of some of the new products you’ll want to see.

Passport Yachts (Dock D) will premier the Passport Vista 615 Twin Cockpit sailing yacht. wagnerstevens.com


In search of a snap shackle? Mosey on over to Dock X3 and check out the new, lightweight, trigger-release snap tackle from Wichard, Inc. This little item is designed to open easily under load either manually or using the release fid. wichard-usa.com

If you’ve ever bruised your ego while getting into or out of a dinghy (there’s always someone watching, isn’t there?): listen up. Scandia Marine Products (Tent AB12) will be showing off its new collapsible stainless steel Up-n-Out Dinghy Ladder designed to make boarding and storage easier and more fuss free. Two models fit inflatable and hard-sided dinghies. scandiamarineproducts.com

Tilley Hats (Booth F15-16) will roll out several new products, including the new LT8B Women’s style. Made of lightweight, breathable, packable nylon, this hat is designed to protect your locks from the sun while lookin’ good. tilley.com Chesapeake Bay Sailing

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Buy your tickets and learn more at usboat.com. With BoatU.S. as the premier sponsor, this year boasts an anniversary gala and a new multihull section with demo rides. Look for the Boat Show guide in the October SpinSheet; we’ll give tips on what to wear, buy, and do like nobody else can.

If You Build It, They Will Come… by Molly Winans


ixon was president. A first class stamp cost six cents. It was the first year of Monday Night Football, the Mary Tyler Moore Show, and the Brady Bunch. The average price for gas was 49 cents per gallon. Annapolis Sailing School founder Jerry Wood had an idea. A big idea. Some said it would never fly in Annapolis. Now celebrating its 40th birthday, you could say that what we call the Annapolis Show, officially called the U.S. Sailboat Show, soars in Annapolis.

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They come in droves to see this village— built by a village—a temporary marina that works so well and fits so naturally into the setting that even locals sometimes are surprised by their realization that the docks erected for the annual October event aren’t always there. “What is usually here?” they ask, disoriented by all the flags and bustle of the crowd on the docks. The answer is water. In mid-winter, when few boats parade down the vestige of water we call Ego Alley, and the moorings in the harbor are empty, all that is left of the Show is water.


So, how does one erect a small city from nothing but water and a parking lot? With 100 people, 200 party tents, a fire hose as long as Main Street, 636 nails, submarine cable wiring long enough to extend to Baltimore and back, and a mile of floating docks. That’s how. The numbers of docks, tents, pilings, ramps, garbage bins, and cans of paint to pull off this mighty feat are astounding. Even more amazing is how much of the work is done from sunrise to sunset in the three days before the show.

“So, how does one erect a small city from nothing but water and a parking lot?” Sailboat Show operations manager J. Kolb, explains how many of his cruising friends may visit the show but don’t understand why he starts working on it so early. He says, “They have no idea how much planning goes into this, the sequence of all of the pieces, the way things have to be labeled. They’re not looking at 400 tent floor pieces,” he says. Kolb leads a crew who sets up camp off Edgewood Road in the dog days of summer—really—as it does tend to heat up right on August 1 for those

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who do much of the dirtiest work: cleaning and patching tents, scraping paint, and painting and repairing ramps and booths, which are all stored in a barn in Southern Maryland in winter. All of these pieces, shiny as new by Columbus Day, will be staged in a precise, flowing order to be loaded to City Dock just before show time. In addition to the tent crew, the water crews led by Sarah Villa and electrical crews led by longtime boat show staffer Bob Crane have their own sequence of events. Over the years, crews have gener-

ated catch phrases such as “trailer day,” “splash day,” and “change-over” to describe the phases of construction. The expression that brings a sparkle to their eyes and a little bit of heartburn to their chests is the big one: “load-in.” This is the day that those of us in the outside world actually see exhibitor boats coming in behind the newly erected fence on City Dock. Little do we know that the trickiest part of “load-in” day from the water crew’s perspective is taking place out in the harbor: the driving of new pilings and towing of dock sections, all with impatient exhibi-

tors with running engines lined up with appointments five minutes apart from one another. And they don’t like to be late, as if they’re at doctor’s appointments. It requires intense focus to keep this orchestrated dance going smoothly, especially if an exhibitor shows up in a 38-foot boat after signing on to bring a 36-footer. Every inch counts and makes for complications and creative, quick solutions. Whereas other boat shows may have two weeks to assemble their facility, the U.S. Sailboat Show has 72 hours to construct a temporary marina in the middle of the state capital. Precise planning, hard work, and yes, a little touch of magic are what make it happen decade after decade. By looking at the high percentage of crew who return year after year to help set the stage for the largest in-water boat shows in the country, it’s obvious that it is a satisfying seasonal job. Kolb explains, “Unlike other jobs where you don’t see results, in this one you really do.” Bring on the show!

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Bay Beaches:

Treasures and Trash Talk Photos and story by Carrie Gentile


hen the Chesapeake Bay Bridge (formally known as the William Lane Preston, Jr. Memorial Bridge) was completed in 1952, it created an artery pumping traffic to Ocean City, MD, and vacationers passed by the smaller beaches on the Bay. People chose boardwalks and ocean swells over the various crescent shaped strips of sand that dot the Chesapeake shoreline. But, there are some good reasons to discover, or re-discover, these sandy spots that are closer to home: they offer top-notch beachcombing opportunities. In fact, a couple Bay beaches have garnered some national press by being named in their “Top Ten Shelling Beaches” lists. Unfortunately, like their larger ocean counterparts, Bay beaches are often victim to trash and debris that wash on their shores. The following offers some insights on Bay beachcombing, and Bay beach cleanup.

Sharks’ Teeth, Sea Glass, and History

“Beachcombing is very meditative,” said Annapolis native Dr. Deacon Ritterbush, a local anthropologist and author of the book, A Beachcomber’s Odyssey, Vol. 1: Treasure from a Collected Past. She is a life-long beachcomber, scouring beaches around the world for “junk with a story.” “It’s not just about sea glass and sea shells down by the seashore. You can find remnants from those who lived here before us—marbles, bits of ceramic, Algonquin arrowheads, you name it,” she says. Perhaps the most famous beachcombing spot on the Chesapeake is the Calvert Cliffs State Park beach. The constant wave 52 September 2009 SpinSheet

action at this beach ensures that every day new fossils and shells are unearthed. The beach is located smack in the middle of the largest fossil-bearing deposit of the Miocene sediments on North America’s East Coast. The cliffs themselves dominate the shoreline of the Bay for 30 miles in Calvert County and were formed over 15 million years ago when all of Southern Maryland was covered by a warm, shallow sea. The fossil bones, shells, and teeth that are found on the beach are the remains of marine animals that inhabited the ancient sea and then sank to the ocean floor. If that doesn’t impress you, perhaps the fact that Travel and Leisure Magazine recently named it as one of the top shelling beaches in the United States will. It shares this honor with others such as Shipwreck Beach in Hawaii and Sanibel Island, FL. Run by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the beach itself can only be reached by walking a two-mile path

through woods and wetlands. Because of the constant erosion of the cliffs, access to the cliffs is no longer permitted, but you can still go to the beach. For more information and directions, visit dnr.state.md.us/ publiclands/southern/calvertcliffs.html. Further up the road on Maryland Route 2 is Flag Ponds Nature Park, which sits on the Chesapeake. Like its neighbor, Calvert Cliffs, this unsullied beach has great views of the cliffs and an expansive view of the Southern Bay. It is only a half-mile-long, pleasant walk to the beach, which is dogfriendly. Silky sands, tidal pools, and an old fishing pier make up this beach in Lusby. Coastal Living Magazine listed it as one of its picks for best shelling beaches. The evening I was at the beach, I saw baby crabs scurrying in the pools and a few ancient horseshoe crabs. Scallop and oyster shells, sharks teeth, pieces of ancient coral, and sea glass are up for the taking. Flag Ponds Nature Park is also part spinsheet.com

of Maryland’s history; from the early 1900s until 1955, the area was a sheltered harbor on the Chesapeake Bay supporting a major “pound net” fishery supplying croaker, trout, and herring to markets as far away as Baltimore. The park is open daily during the summer and on weekends year-round: calvertparks.org. Dr. Ritterbush, a.k.a. Dr. Beachcomb, recommends Sandy Point State Park after a storm to find interesting pieces of driftwood or Terrapin State Park for sea glass. She also suggests Betterton Beach, which is 15 miles north of Chestertown. This 700-foot stretch of beach offers nice quartz stones and driftwood—and because of the fresh water currents, nettle-free swimming, even in July and August. (kentcounty.org) For more information about Dr. Ritterbush and A Beachcomber’s Odyssey, visit drbeachcomb.com.




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More Than Just Trash Talk

Along with picking up Bay treasures, many lovers of the Bay are picking up trash that washes up onto the Bay’s shores. The non-profit Ocean Conservancy holds an annual International Coastal Cleanup day to raise awareness of all the human garbage that ends up in our waterways. For this year’s September 19 event, as of print time, five Chesapeake Bay beaches are slated to be cleaned up: Terrapin Nature Park in Chester, MD; Rocky Point Park and Cox’s Point Park in Essex, MD; and Fort McHenry Wetlands and Baltimore Harbor. The numbers are staggering and heartbreaking. Last year, about 400,000 volunteers worldwide spent a day cleaning up trash on beaches that yielded 6.8 million pounds of trash. Yuck. “Eighty percent of the trash found in the ocean traveled from inland,” says Ocean Conservancy’s spokesman Tom McCann. Common items found on beaches worldwide are cigarette butts, plastic water bottles, and fast food and candy wrappers.

During last year’s Cleanup in Maryland, volunteers collected over 1500 plastic bags, almost 5000 beverage bottles, 3500 plastic lids, and about 2700 food wrappers. “It’s our responsibility to pick up all this debris since we are responsible for the trash ending up in our waterways,” says the Maryland Coastal Cleanup Coordinator Geri Schlenoff. “Once volunteers see how much trash is out there, they become enlightened, and it usually leads to changes in behavior.” Volunteers fill out data cards to keep count of the amount and type of debris they collect. These data cards, which are used worldwide by volunteers, give the Ocean Conservancy a global snapshot of the world’s marine debris that they can use for education and action. If you know of a Chesapeake beach that needs some TLC, you can contact Schlenoff at icc.baltimore@gmail.com to propose a new site. To volunteer and to find the nearest cleanup site to you, go to oceanconservancy.org. They recently launched a new interactive feature that allows you to type in your address to locate the nearest cleanup site.

BeachCombing Tips

Dr. Beachcomb’s Treasure Hunting Tips When To Beachcomb: The optimum time to treasure hunt is: 1. When there is sufficient light. Early morning light and dusky twilight render it difficult to identify things. 2. Two to three hours before peak low tide to an hour or two after that. 3. Any time after a good rain, strong winds, or big storms. Strong winds especially stir up wave action, and waves toss things onto the shore and/or expose things mired in sand, silt, clay, or mud. 4. Winter and spring. Summer beaches are often too crowded or already picked over. And in some places in the summer and fall, trash or leaf foliage can make it difficult to spot treasures.

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Where To Go: Go off-season or to beaches less traveled during peak tourist times. On busy beaches, stroll away from the crowds to an abandoned stretch of shoreline. Also, don’t forget to check up near the dunes and grass lines. Winter storms can toss things high up on the beach. You don’t need an ocean for beachcombing. You can also find many interesting items—old bottles, beach glass, driftwood, ceramics, fossils, and man-made artifacts—on Bay and lake beaches and along riverbanks.

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Unfortunately, many beaches in America are private and thus, access to the beach can be problematic. Visit city, state, and national seashore parks. Go off-season or before or after hours to avoid crowds and admission fees, or visit beaches on rainy days when tollgates may be closed. You can also travel to remote beaches by kayak or motorboat. Or make friends with other beachcombers on the beachblog and visit them on their beach!

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International Beachcombing Conference


he International Beachcombing Conference, which will be held November 7-8 at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Phillip Merrill Environmental Center in Annapolis, will offer consummate and novice beachcombers alike the opportunity to come together to meet and learn more about the beachcombing experience and the science that makes beachcombing possible. The conference is open to only 200 participants, so early registration is encouraged. Speakers will include nationally known environmentalists, oceanographers, anthropologists, geologists, and photographers, many of whom are also award-winning authors. Attendees will gain a broader view of the factors affecting our beaches worldwide and how they affect the beachcombing experience. For more information, go to beachcombingconference.com.

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To Find an Endless Summer

by Cindy Wallach

t’s that time of year. The breeze from the rigging to the rudder. Nick says pared for a long while as a volunteer sailing freshens, the temperatures moderthis area is the perfect place to do a refit instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy. “His ate, and the cruisers start leaving because every marine trade is practically idea of work has been much different than town en masse. It’s not that they right off your bow. Everyone knows a boat mine for the past several years,” jokes Jaye. don’t want to enjoy arguably the is never actually «finished,” and Nick is Nick is planning to work along the way best sailing weather ready to start just as he did in the Bay. The slow loof the year in our moving. cal economy is another part of the reason part of the world; “I have been he has decided now is the time to move it’s just that winter in liveaboard on. He says he has a year’s worth of food is around the mode not in onboard and is ready to go wherever the corner, and cruissailing mode,” wind takes him. First stop for both Nick ers are intent on says Nick. “It’s and the Lunsfords is the Bahamas. Even following the sun. time to shift though these islands are the typical first If you’ve wintered into the mode big destination for cruisers heading out of in the Chesapeake, where you’re the Chesapeake, not everyone is Bahamasliving aboard your underway seven bound. “Been there, done that, and moving boat for seven on” is the case of years like Jaye and Dave and Wendy Dan Lunsford, it’s Kall. These veteran no wonder that cruisers are making a warmer weather beeline for Bermuda, Dave and Wendy head south on Elysium. would lure you the Virgin Islands, south. and then on to Co“It’s an older boat that needed a refit. days a week.” lumbia. But their first We’ve been putting in the major systems For Nick stop is actually the over the years, and we wanted to make that means U.S. Sailboat Show in sure we know them inside and out. Living re-stowing Annapolis (October aboard before heading south made the everything. 8-12). most sense,” says Dan of their CSY33 “My boat’s “We’ve never been Cinderella. His wife Jaye is set to retire upside down to a show, so we’re from her Department of Interior job at right now excited to see what it’s the beginning of September and already below decks, all about before we Dan and Jaye step off Cinderella for has a proper attitude for full-time cruising. and I need to leave,” says Dave. some land exploration. When co-workers ask where they’re going sort it all out The Kalls spent six on their boat, her answer is, “We’re pulling so I can get underway.” years refitting their Westsail 42 Elysium out of Back Creek and turning south.” Dan and Jaye are busy attacking their on the hard. They spent 30 hours a week Nick Phillips is planning a similar jour“short list,” including transferring all of working on the boat in the Florida heat, ney. “Away,” he says. “It’s time to move on. their CDs to their iPod, turning bulky along with full-time jobs. Then in 2008, Besides, I’m a British citizen on a cruising cookbooks into tidy computer files, fine they cruised the Florida Keys and the permit, and my permit is about to expire.” tuning the boat’s systems, and making the Bahamas and found themselves heading Now there’s a deadline. Nick sailed here rounds to say their good-byes. “We’re getto the Chesapeake this spring. “We came from the United Kingdom three years ago. ting down to the social aspects of preparing here to have this hard dodger installed. At that time, the economy was churning, to go. Aside from leaving the community Annapolis was the only place we know of and marine businesses were booming. He we have here, I need to figure out who I to have this kind of work done right. We decided to stay in the Chesapeake and am when I am not a professional with a started coming north to the Bay with a hit work. He spent several years on the Bay federal job,” says Jaye. Dan has been retired list of about five projects to tackle. Those saving cash and refitting everything on for a while and only started sailing at age five projects quickly turned into about 30 his Jeanneau Gin Fizz 38 ketch Rhosynor 50. He’s been mentally and physically preprojects,” Dave says and laughs. 56 September 2009 SpinSheet


“When co-workers ask where they’re going on their boat, her answer is, ‘We’re pulling out of Back Creek and turning south.’” They still have a haul out planned and some systems to install, but they’re taking their time. Wendy says this is what cruising is all about for them. They like taking the time to get to know a community and learn what’s what on the local scene. “I’ve really enjoyed our time on the Bay,” says Wendy. Dave quickly interjects, “Nah, it’s a pain sailing here! I like to see the bottom when I’m underway.” With a six-foot draft, Dave jokes that they’ve learned the bump and back up method of Bay navigation. The Kalls, Nick, and the Lunsfords all agree that the Chesapeake is the most boater-friendly place they’ve been. It’s the weather, warm enough to winter over, but north enough to avoid most tropical storms. It’s the scenery, lots of gunkholes to explore, and winding waterways to

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Cinderella effortlessly heading to warmer climes.

meander. It’s the myriad of marine services offered up and down the Bay, great for finding work or having work done. And more than anything, they all agree that it’s the people. The Chesapeake Bay is a real sailors’ community, and they’re all grateful for having been a part of it.

About the Author: Cindy Wallach has lived aboard for 10 years, currently on a St. Francis 44 catamaran on Back Creek in Annapolis with her husband and five-yearold son. Click to her blog at zachaboard. blogspot.com.

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Charter Notes

Secrets of a Galley Wench S ince I’d much rather cook and mix drinks than check the oil, the task of being the Executive Chef on our charters often falls to me. Over many years and many charters all over the Caribbean, I’ve learned a few things that might serve fellow charterers well, both down island and in the Chesapeake. The following tips are merely food for thought and a starting point; the best way to learn how to be an effective galley wench is to get out there and do it!

Be Wary of Provisioning “Packages.”

Although the offerings have gotten more sophisticated and tailored, the standard provisioning packages offered by charter companies can be way off the mark. Oftentimes, the ingredients supplied simply don’t fit together, and too much

food is provided, leading to waste. We spent our first bareboat charter, for which we’d ordered “lite” provisioning, trying to figure out what to do with five cantaloupes and five honeydew melons. The dock staff will happily accept unopened packages of food, or you can pass them along to the next crews arriving for their sail. There are better ways to provision.

Go Shopping, or Have Someone Do It For You. The goods available in supermarkets

in the more well-traveled islands have improved vastly over the years. Things have advanced from canned deviled ham and freezer-burned “meat” to a vast array of recognizable foods. Oftentimes, the stores are also stocked with luxurious and exotic products that are imported to the islands

The Galley Wench is happy. While she tends to the side dishes, she has delegated the cooking of meat over fire to the men.

but not to the United States, such as Irish butter, fancy French patés, and Italian antipasti. If you don’t feel like grocery shopping yourself, some of the stores will allow you to order in advance from a long list of items, and for a small fee, will deliver right to your boat. It’s a great feeling to start your charter with all of the food you ordered onboard and stowed, with the cockroach-harboring cardboard boxes removed. If you don’t trust someone to take care of your provisioning, consider using the charter company or a store to take care of the heavy stuff, like water and other beverages. Go Local. One of the reasons to go sailing in the Caribbean is to expand your horizons. This can include your palate as well. Plan on several meals ashore; the local restaurants appreciate the business and can certainly use it since tour58 September 2009 SpinSheet

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It doesn’t take that much effort to make your crew happy: French cheeses and Italian cold cuts washed down with Rum Tings (Antiguan rum with Jamaican grapefruit soda).

ism has declined due to the world economy. If you do so, be sure to reserve in advance so that they know to be open for you. Most waterfront restaurants monitor VHF 16, but don’t use your boat’s name when reserving, because, in some locales, petty thieves have been known to monitor the radio so they know when a particular boat will be unoccupied. When doing your own cooking, think about incorporating local ingredients. Local hot sauces and seasonings are always a great bet, and every island seems to have many choices. The Sunny Caribbee shop in Roadtown, Tortola has a great selection of spice blends, and I so enjoy their curry and jerk seasonings that in between charters, I order them by the pound and have them shipped to the US. Similarly, Grenada has a bounty of locally-grown spices, which can spinsheet.com

matches, and the ever-important complimentary bottle of local rum), other things that galley wenches are used to having on hand will need to be purchased. With respect to many of these items, you need to buy a full package just to get that single

“Most waterfront restaurants monitor VHF 16, but don’t use your boat’s name when reserving, because petty thieves have been known to monitor the radio...” Bring Along Some Staples. While

many charter companies provide a “charter starter” kit of some basic supplies (limited, it seems, to paper towels, a few trash bags,

teaspoon. Rather than waste an entire package, bring along the seasonings and spices that you are likely to use in small zipper bags. In addition, some items simply


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a much longer shelf-life than deli turkey. Hard cheeses seem impervious to abuse. Many salad dressings—even mayonnaise if handled properly—don’t require refrigeration, saving you fridge space better used for storing ice for cocktails.


be found at every turn, and the produce is excellent (unlike elsewhere). Even better is getting your hands on some fresh seafood. One of my most memorable experiences was buying stillwriggling lobsters from a fisherman in a dugout canoe in the Belize cayes and enjoying them simply grilled for dinner that evening. And the Bahamas, in particular, are known for superlative baked goods— the bread alone is to die for, and the life span of a key lime pie from Vernon’s grocery store in Hopetown (Abacos) is very brief. Keep it Simple. Few charter crews expect a gourmet spread on a sailboat, so don’t kill yourself providing it. Although Painkillers and margaritas are awfully nice, it’s easy enough to leave those to the professionals ashore and limit your own bartending to wine, beer, and simple cocktails of just a few ingredients (like rum and cola, rum and ginger ale, or vodka and cranberry). For lunches, I’ve learned that wraps are tasty and useful for using up leftovers and can be consumed underway if you’re still sailing midday. For dinners, I almost always use the grill, especially if it’s a propane-fired one (it can take a while for coals to get ready in a breezy anchorage). Not only does grilling keep the galley cooler, it also spreads the labor around, since the galley wench can delegate the grilling task to one of the other crew. To reduce dishwashing, I’ve got a handful of recipes that can be assembled in a foil packet and tossed on the grill—think fish, tomatoes, onions, and par-boiled potato slices with a bit of seasoning, olive oil, and lemon juice. Stick with Hardy Supplies. Charter boat refrigerators are notoriously unreliable and fickle. While supermarkets are betterstocked now than ever, much of the fresh produce that is available, most of which is imported, is of questionable age and quality. The combination can result in a lot of ruined food, particularly the more delicate or perishable foods, such as lettuce, mushrooms, and lunch meats. If you do buy such items, use them up early in your trip. Better yet, choose foods that are hardier, many of which don’t require refrigeration. Produce such as cabbage, potatoes, onions, bell peppers, and apples survive the rigors of importation better, are less sensitive to temperature swings in a refrigerator, and can be stored in a basket or locker. Canned tuna (or foil-packed) can be part of a great lunchtime wrap or a pasta salad and has


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won’t be available or will be difficult to find; to the extent they are easy to carry (powdered drink mixes, energy bars), bring them along as well. Alas, one chef’s staple remains problematic: the knife. Knives aboard charter boats are poor excuses for cutting instruments, either because they were never very good to begin with or were abused. Some regular charterers and charter boat owners of my acquaintance actually keep storage lockers in Tortola and keep their special supplies there. The rest of us have to struggle with airline and TSA luggage restrictions to either bring a good knife with us, or steel ourselves for the likelihood of mangling our food. Plan Ahead. Since I am an early riser, I use morning down time to do a lot of prep in the galley. If the cabin is already being heated up by coffee being made, I’ll also boil eggs or pasta for lunchtime chef or pasta salads or parboil potatoes for later use with dinner. If bacon is part of the breakfast menu, make extra for BLTs. Plan on ingredients serving double duty: extra grilled chicken from dinner can go into sandwiches or pasta salad. Final Note. None of these suggestions is ground-breaking or even novel. But what is easily done in a kitchen at home takes a lot more effort on a moving platform, with unfamiliar ingredi-

Take advantage of local produce on islands where it is available. In Grenada, you can score foot-long green beans.

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cockpit cocktail party is a terrible thing to waste. The key ingredients are an invitation, proper attire (Speedos are never a good idea), a great venue (your sailboat or mine?), the chance to make new friends (keep your right hand free), courteous behavior, and always fun food and drinks. Most times, there’s an island theme, so invest in a good lei. When you arrive, greet your hosts; when you leave, thank them. Always bring a bottle of wine (unopened, of course) or a six-pack of beer. Time-tested fuss-free appetizers will always be appreciated (this is not the time to test drive Aunt FuFu’s Pork and Pomegranate Popovers). Never show up with an empty glass, and never ask, “So, how’s work?” Now, go out and test your new skills; practice makes perfect. —by Ruth Christie/ruth@spinsheet.com

Life in the Fast Lane


lans continue at a brisk pace for Yeocomico 2009, the Northern Neck SA’s (NNSA) second annual regatta at Port Kinsale Marina September 25-26. The event is open to all single hull sailboats and novice and experienced sailors. Proceeds will benefit Smith Point Sea Rescue. Port Kinsale Marina is the starting location and site of all the festivities and has made slips available at reduced rates for participants and spectators. The marina is in a beautiful location on the west branch of the Yeocomico and is home to the Mooring restaurant. The fun includes a Captains’ Meeting and pizza party on Friday and a BBQ and awards ceremony after Saturday’s racing (see right). Join the fun, learn about our group, and meet members (nnsa-sailing.com). —by Patricia Hammond

We Be Jammin’


n September 11-12, the Windjammers of the Chesapeake will descend upon the Gibson Island Boat House, relax with friends on Black Hole Creek, and preview the winter lectures. On tap this winter are: Beth Leonard’s take on “The Great Capes” (December 5), Tanya Aebi’s tale of circumnavigating with her teenage sons on Shangri-La ( January 16), Gary Jobson’s “Racing Scene” (February 13), and Dick and Dixie Goertemiller’s great Chesapeake Bay explorations (March 13). Please join us (blacornalley@ aol.com). —by Leah Duer Alfriend and Joe Wood


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hift into cruise mode with the Seven Seas Cruising Association (SSCA). Camp Letts will be packed with more than 200 sailors enjoying the 23rd Annapolis Gam September 25-27. Don’t miss donuts and coffee courtesy of St. Brendan’s Isle Mail Forwarding Service; countless cocktail parties; and SSCA’s cruising seminars, roundtables, demos, nautical flea market, camaraderie, great food, prizes (including hard-to-resist SpinSheet T-shirts!), and fun. You don’t have to be an SSCA member to attend (ssca.org). —by Barbara Theisen and Bo Chin

Janet Krebs (left) raced her first sailboat Nobska II to victory in NNSA’s Yeocomico 2008.

Bahamian Rhapsody

he Hunter SA (HSA) (bottom right) will gather on the Rhode River over Labor Day weekend for our traditional Bahama Mama Raft. With the theme of Bahamian music, cuisine, and dress, this three-day gathering starts September 5 by the sand bar that was once High Island and will choose Sunday’s anchorage site on Saturday. On September 26, we will mark the beginning of autumn with Equinox Rafts in the Miles River and on San Domingo Creek off the Choptank; both groups will meet in St. Michaels for libations and dinner. Join the rafts by hailing “HSA One” on VHF channel 78 (hsa1.org). —by Carl Reitz

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Fish Tales and Fun Times

n mid-July, Nan and Scott Nichols (Nichols’ Quarters) of Beneteau Owners and Others Sailing Together (BOOST) shared their beautiful home on Old Man Creek off the Magothy with members. Although the weather threatened to cancel water activities, BOOSTers happily gathered, swam, and feasted on a variety of wonderful offerings. The kids enjoyed the cool pool as their parents and their friends told fish stories, discussed vacations and sailing activities past and present, and planned adventures yet to occur. On August 22-23, John and Pattie Nolton (Reconnaissance) hosted a big party on Lake Ogleton near Edgewater, MD. The highlights were new burgees and beach blanket Bingo. BOOST is open to everybody who likes Beneteaus. Join us (boostannapolis@aol.com)! —by Myrna Gibson

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he Corsica River YC stepped up the August 1516 weekend with a unique and laid-back regatta for adult and junior classes. The adults raced while our spawn tried to kick some Opti butt. The post-race party featured friends, lively music, and an Eastern Shore chicken dinner. The Corsica also was the destination for several big boat PHRF classes racing over from the Baltimore Light (cryc.org). —by Mark Schneider


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n August 9, the Georgetown YC hosted our 15th annual Kids’ Kruise at the Georgetown Yacht Basin on the Sassafras River. Sixteen pediatric patients from Dupont Hospital for Children and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia came with their families and spent the day enjoying boat rides, a picnic, swimming, and fun encounters with UK Shetland Ponies and miniature donkeys by Personal Ponies, Ltd. The kids especially enjoyed grooming the animals, walking them through an obstacle course, and dressing them up in costumes. More than 150 people attended this event. This is one way our club is celebrating 50 years (georgetownyachtclub.com). —by Nancy Bricker

otapskut SA sailors (below) will host their 37th Race to Queenstown and its 70th Race back September 19-20. Participants are invited to a floating rendezvous and trophy presentation on beautiful Queenstown Creek on the Chester River after the race. Two large Chesapeake Bay workboats will host the party. Free cocktails and snacks for skippers and crew promptly at 5 p.m. The event offers PHRF A, B, C/D, and N as well as Alberg 30, Triton, and Cruising starts near Pasadena, MD (psasailing.com). —by Mike Wingate

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Sakes Alive! Who’s 45?

he Chesapeake Bay Alberg 30 Association’s (CBAA) Summer Rendezvous in Spa Creek celebrated our 45th year (below). Some boats arrived fully dressed with colorful signal flags. It was a beautiful day, and everyone enjoyed a cool swim in the pool. September will begin with the annual Labor Day Cruise to Langford Creek off the Chester led by Loretta and Cabot Lodge. The racing fleet will join the NASS Race to and from Oxford and race the Potapskut SA series to and from Queenstown. The month will wrap up with a Navy Game Cruise to Weems Creek and the Navy/Western Kentucky football game followed by dinner in West Annapolis and breakfast at Regina’s. This short cruise, led by Harry Gamber, has become a major hit (alberg30.org)! —by Joan and Rolph Townshend


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sn’t that redundant? At high noon July 25, the first of more than 70 Corinthians and guests began arriving at the waterside home of fleet captain Peter and Susan Quirk for a mid-summer gam par excellence. Sunny cloudless skies, gentle breezes, and cool beverages helped foil the humidity. A remarkably diverse potluck buffet satisfied all appetites. The usual lie swapping and telling of tall tales was mostly absent as everyone was pretty content to simply catch up. Two Annapolis Corinthians discovered that 40 years ago they were both stationed on separate Fletcherclass destroyers home-ported out of Pearl Harbor, HI during 1968-69. The Moonlight Cruise shined August 14-16 with raft-ups on Swan Creek and the Corsica River. Labor Day weekend will feature our second biannual raft-up on the Rhode River and our signature Shoreside BBQ at Ann and Andrew Barrett’s home (thecorinthians.org). —by Tom Berry

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CRUISING CLUB NOTES Intergalactic Championships?


ugust for the Herrington Harbour SA (HHSA) was packed with the Governor’s Cup, Summer Oxford race, Bloody Point race, Wye River cruise, Adopt-a-Cruiser race, Blindfolded Dinghy Rowing Intergalactic World Championship with SMSA, our totally un-Politically Correct Redneck cruise, and of course our regular Wednesday night racing series. Whew! We tried to bring summer to an end with a BANG! September is cruising month. With a different theme and destination each weekend, there is NO reason NOT to come out and enjoy the splendor that is the Chesapeake Bay. Cooler temperatures and consistent wind; what’s not to like (hhsa.org)? —by Keith Morgenstern


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hey came by sailboat, inflatable, dinghy, and kayak for the Jewish Maritime Rendezvous on the Severn River (below). With Bob and Esther Slaff providing the anchor boat, a sizeable group of boaters shared food, fun, and great conversation. Swimming in the creek and kayak rolling demos added to the day’s enjoyment. July’s activities also included an impromptu deli run for a cruising “mot” who anchored in Annapolis before continuing north. A Jewish Navy contingent met the CloverLeaf crew and

brought delectable Jewish deli to fill their larder. Labor Day weekend (September 5-7) will find us on Langford Creek and then gunkholing on the Magothy River. While enjoying the scenery in these anchorages, club members will either chortle or groan when thinking about the chicken crossing the road who is poultry in motion. The Jewish Navy welcomes rejoinders; humor is but a part of our cockpit chatter. If you would like to join as well as add to your good times and frivolity on the water, contact jewishnavy@ jewishnavy.org. —by Adiva Sotzsky

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or the Chesapeake Catboat Association, Corsica River YC (CRYC) races July 25-26 were a combination of good friends on many types of catboats and character boats sailing in good wind to severe conditions. A new attendee, Guy Beckly with wife Liz and crew Danny Marqise sailed Patience, a 1898 Crosby 20, from the Upper Bay (see right). She proved to be a capable sailor, despite her 111 years of age, and sported the original low-aspect main. Having sailed 65 miles to attend, she received the Distance Award. Also attending were Anna, Dusty, Gull, Homer, Kathe, Mistoffelees, Tenacity, Wanderer, and no-name (a 1920 Sneakbox). During one race, a young crew member on Kathe pulled a toy boat behind on a string. After Saturday’s dinner, a strong front with high winds put some boats aground, and fouled anchors on others.

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Sunday called for more heavy weather, making an early departure prudent. As always, CRYC did an excellent job of running the event, providing a wonderful meal and live music. Hope to see more of you there next year (chesapeakecatboats. org). —by Dave Park


he Bavaria Yacht Owners Association (BYOA) blasted into a Rendezvous in Solomons August 21-23. The fun included a potluck party and visits to all that Solomons has to offer, including the museum, picnics, boatcrawls, tech talk, and more. If you missed it, there’s always next year (byoa.org). —by Ken Johnson

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he Chesapeake Bay Tartan Sailing Club’s “Calling All Tartans Regatta” June 20 featured two races in the Choptank off the Tilghman-On-Chesapeake YC, food, drinks, awards, and door prizes. In Division 1, father and son Gene and Jason Novak on Magic took first, Peter and Cathy Kreyling’s White Bird flew into second, and Teela with Greg and Debby Shields snatched third. In Division 2, Chuck and Sue Gladding’s Lady Meadow (left) danced into first place, Emprise and Jim and Holly Tompert captured second, and Wendolene with Tim and Linda Critchfield grabbed third. During our 19th annual Crab Feast August 1, more than 60 fun-loving Tartan sailors converged on Jo and Mike Heilman’s Cattail Creek home for crabs and sea stories. September 11-13 will bring our Southern Bay Cruise—hosted by Jim and Katie Walker, Mary Fraser, and Walter Keith— to Reedville’s Antique and Classic Boat Show. Enjoy the Fishermen’s Museum, the Classic Boat Parade, a nautical flea market, arts, crafts and food. We hope to see you on the water soon (cbtsc.com)! —by Grace Holt

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hen Tony Lancashire showed up as crew for the Quantico YC’s fall 2008 Masters of the Potomac, I had no idea he was a world-class sailor. I figured something was up when, during the pre-race run-up after I hoisted the sails, he played with the sail trim, adjusted the cars, and did other things I hadn’t even thought of. Later that night, in a horrendous downpour in the pitch black darkness with 30-knot winds, he kept

his cool as we reefed the main and made the next mark. I was disappointed when his Royal Marines duty took him away. He and Kevin Oliver, a fellow Royal Marine, currently are sailing across the mythical Northwest Passage in Lancashire’s 17-foot Norseboat. Support their epic journey at arcticmariner.org; all proceeds go to Toe in the Water, a foundation that supports Royal Marines wounded in combat (quanticoyc.org). —by Ramon Williams


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CRUISING CLUB NOTES What Happens at the Raft-Up, Stays at the Raft-Up


ff Gibson Island July 11, Club Beneteau Chesapeake Bay’s (CBCB) annual “Chicks Only” Raft-Up brought various party pods and a colorful multitude of food and cocktails while a unique assortment of unmentionables hung from life lines and halyards on Carolina Girl, Magnolia, Quetzel, Valkyre,

and Wind Flirt. The Southern Fleet will gather in Crisfield for the National Hard Crab Derby and Fair September 4-6. The Northern Fleet Raft-Up September 19 will be in Round Bay. Then, it’s off to the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis October 8-12 (cb2.clubexpress.com) (see below). —by Kevin McKibben

August 1 brought five CBCB boats to LeCompte Bay off the Choptank. The Callahans’ raftup, featuring fine nettle pool services, a variety of food, an assortment of adult beverages, stories and laughter, and an appreciation of how lucky we are. The next morning, we headed off with radars spinning into a mystical fog that eventually lifted for a morning of good sailing and a mid-day storm. Photo by Lisa Callahan

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hile Magothy River SA (MRSA) racers finish the last two Wednesday night Series of the season, September finds MRSA cruisers visiting creeks near and far. After a Labor Day cruise to the Choptank, we will join up for the annual Dessert Cruise and Champagne Brunch in Baltimore. This has traditionally been a fun joint venture with the Chesapeake Bristol Club, and each year, we have improved our brunching skills to professional status. On the final cruise in September, we will venture south to Church Creek on the South River for brunch with the commodore. We specialize in breakfasts! September also marks when Wednesday night racing draws to a close. While many of the same racers continue to come out for the Hallie Rice Series that continues into October and November, we will hold our annual Trophy Party at the Gibson Island Yacht Squadron October 7 (magothysailing.com). —by Peggy Poe

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embers of the Chesapeake Bristol Club (CBC) planted a willow oak sapling at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, MD as a Bay-friendly way to commemorate our club’s 35th anniversary year July 31. On September 3-10, we will sail north of the Bay Bridge for friendly races and stops in the Corsica and Chester Rivers as well as Swan and Worton Creeks. The final dinner will be a BBQ at Oak Harbor Marina on Rock Creek with vice commodore Peter and Margaret Madden and Paul Kavanaugh. During our annual Big Baltimore Blowout with the Magothy River SA September 11-13, we’ll mix and mingle at the Inner Harbor East Marina starting with cocktails Friday night, intriguing land tours of Baltimore on Saturday, and a dockside Sunday Brunch. Cruise leaders are Paul and Marge Kavanaugh with help from Prue Clopp and Janet (commodore) and Bruce George. Newcomers are always welcome (cbclub.info). —by Deb Coons

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uly 31-August 1, Whimsey (a 1971 Venture 22) and Pegehiwime (a Precision 23) (below) from the North East River YC set forth on their own version of the Governor’s Cup by racing from the North East River to the Severn. The Sippy Cup was Corinthian in spirit and started at 7:30 p.m. Friday, with each boat promising to record its own finish time. Winds were good at the start, light through the night, and then great for our sail under the Bay Bridge and into the harbor. We finished around 1 p.m. Saturday. Docking at Annapolis City Marina, both boats enjoyed an evening of good friends, cold drinks, and good grilled food. If you own a small sailboat and want to try sailing through the night, contact us in June of next year; we plan to make the Sippy Cup an annual event (neryc.com). —by Dobbs and Suzanne Fryberger Pegehiwime follows Whimsey during NERYC’s Sippy Cup.


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n July 18-19, more than 30 members of the Back Creek YC (BCYC) on 15 boats enjoyed our Summer Swim Party Weekend at Mears Point Marina at Kent Narrows, featuring Belgian waffles, bagels, and BBQ. Stay tuned for news of our Rendezvous Raft-Up August 1 on the west branch of the Wye River between Drum Point and Big Wood Cove (gobcyc.com). —by Otto Hetzel

BCYC’s July Fourth feast (L-R): Richard Ross, Jan Hendler, Michelle Sanger, Richard Sanger, Otto Hetzel, and Ellen Wagner.


A Wild Race to the Party

or Bay sailors, the Wildwood (NJ) Classic Cup Regatta (below) once again proved to be the biggest and baddest Hobie Regatta on the East Coast with free camping on the beach, free tickets to the water park, and ocean racing at its best. Next on tap for Hobie Fleet 443 are racing and parties in honor of the Hobie Points Regatta and H17 Championships at the Rock Hall YC September 26-27 (hobiefleet443.com). —by Mark Schneider

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ust when we thought we may escape a real Chesapeake summer, August reminded us that it takes thick skin—or is it thin?—to tolerate such thick air. The sun is visibly setting earlier. As we plan Labor Day events, such as CBYRA Annapolis Race Week (September 5-6) and regattas on the Southern Bay (see page 82), and prepare for that “last” weeknight race, we know we can’t ignore it anymore: the fall equinox is three weeks away. It’s been an amazing summer—we have photographic proof and more of it than we can ever fit within the confines of these pages. Turn to page 80 for some racing highlights, and click to spinsheet.com for a much larger, downloadable collection. The following letter from Regan Weaver, a Solomons native, who has sailed up and down the Bay, may be one of our favorites we’ve received all year. We clipped it from the letters section and saved it for racing, because that’s really what it’s about—helping out fellow racers, even the ones we’re trying to beat.

That Feel-Good Aura of Summer… Dear SpinSheet,

Thanks very much for your coverage and sponsorship of Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge July 19-22. I loved the Screwpile Daily and SpinSheet tattoo booth. For me, this was the best Screwpile ever. It felt like a love-fest! It’s not often that you can go out on the race course and be surrounded by family and friends who offer unconditional support and encouragement even as they compete against you. My dad (John Edwards of Rhumb Punch) gave me the helm, and I got encouragement not only from my own crew but also from my closest competitors. Matt Beck, sailing onboard Kahuna, gave me Farr 30 helming tips after day one—despite the fact that we were in a tight battle with each other for hardware. When I got the gun in race six, I could hear the cheers coming from boats all over the fleet. It was amazing. Maybe I’m a special case (my hubby would say I’m a head-case, but that’s a whole ‘nother letter), because I’m from Solomons Island, and I’ve sailed all over the Bay during my lifetime; but I really felt like this week was full of happiness on the race course. Everywhere you looked, there were happy faces and good vibes. The wind posed challenges to the race

Regan Weaver smiling aboard the Farr 30 Rhumb Punch at the 2009 Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge. Photo by Mary Ewenson/SpinSheet

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committee, but everyone was patient. PRO Don Behrens remained smiling the whole time. The Farr 30s were all finishing within seconds of each other in race after race, and yet genuinely we smiled at the end of each race and congratulated each other on our performances. Even the boat that was “launched” in our class, Wairere, was so incredibly gracious. I spoke to Adam Minoprio, their onboard Kiwi hot shot, and he was so nice to chat about the races and offer tips. Another notable sailor onboard Wairere, Kate Dawson, also offered lots of encouragement. Maybe I had been in a bad mood for the past few years. I could have sworn that my sport was full of people with bad attitudes and terrible drinking habits (well, maybe the drinking persists), but after this week, I have a new love for racing sailboats. Thanks so much for your great coverage of the event. I can’t wait to buy some of those mark rounding shots from the Photo Gallery at spinsheet.com. And thank you so much for your generous sponsorship and organizing efforts. The feel-good aura that you exude was felt everywhere! Regan Weaver Annapolis

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Governor’s Cup 2009: A Delicate Minuet Up the River to St. Mary’s


he 36th running of the St. Mary’s College Governor’s Cup from Annapolis to St. Mary’s was the classic three-movement symphony: light/heavy or heavy/light with the invariable delicate minuet up the River. This is one of the oldest and longest Bay races, running from Maryland’s “new” Capital to its old one. One hundred and 21 boats were scored and with some very notable performances. The overall trophy went to Sjambok, Michael Brennan’s 45-foot PHRF A-0 entry, as the fastest class got down the Bay and up the St. Mary’s River before the classic wind-set at sun-rise. However, the most impressive performances were turned in by two smaller boats. Al Holt’s crew, PHRF-A3 winner in the Olson 30 Kestrel, kept to the west of

the rhumb line, walked past the majority of boats to the east, and finished well into the next couple of fleets. Holt felt that the wind would stay from the west, and any pressure was going to come from there. That is where Kestrel found it. The old “stay east and be the first to pop the kite when the wind goes right” strategy didn’t work this time. Holt was the first to confirm what many others thought. The performance of the night was turned in by Rick, Eric, and Kyle Hanson’s (NERYC) J/80 Born2Run in PHRF-B. Born2Run was within sight of Kestrel most of the night. Holt says, “My God, these guys gave the fleet a sailing lesson!” Born2Run finished in among the middle of the PHRF-A1 Fleet while starting three fleets later, which pushed the laws of physics. Other notables: line honors went to Zaraffa, from the U.S. Naval Academy. Anema & Core had a rough night on one of the St. Mary’s River shoals after blowing out the Code 0 earlier. Trinity took

the competitive multi-hull fleet. Charlie Deakyne (SCC) and the Scrimshaw team took home the Steve Bickell trophy for Most Improved. “Deak” has done all the “Gov Cups” since 1981 in his Alberg 37. A quarter of the fleet chose to compete in Non-Spinnaker, where Dan Shannon’s (SMSA) J/29 The Doghouse bested a 32boat fleet. Distance races, the Governor’s Cup in particular, provide racers a great reason to get away from their computers and “crackberrys” for an extended period. They spend time with friends and family in fresh air, under the stars, in pursuit of a goal requiring teamwork and actual face-to-face communication (OMG!). And St. Mary’s College goes the extra mile to make the destination a treat. On a final note, one of the most refreshing changes in years is the new James P. Muldoon River Center waterfront building, which includes air conditioned heads and showers. Now that’s worth Twittering about! by Al Schreitmueller

Her First (But Not Her Last) Overnight Race


The U.S. Naval Academy Zaraffa took line honors for the 2009 Governor’s Cup Regatta. Downloadable photos of the event are on spinsheet.com. Photo by Dan Phelps/SpinSheet

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e all knew before we left the dock on Friday there was a good chance we would not finish the race in the allotted time. We were racing 70 nautical miles to the southern end of the Bay in a confident but not too flashy Pearson 30. Mike Jewell, the skipper, was cautiously optimistic that if the winds were strong enough, the main and jib could carry us to St. Mary’s City by 3:35 p.m. on Saturday—21 hours later. (This year, boats were allowed to record their own time beyond the 21-hour limit, but really, we knew we would all have expired by then.) The forecast was stormy and menacing, so we had a prayer. This was my first overnight sailboat race—the 36th annual Governor’s Cup race July 31 to August 1. We joined 130 other boats in one of the longest overnight races on the Bay (the Down the Bay Race being the longest at 120 nautical miles). As it turns out, the storms came early, as we were provisioning the boat, leaving about spinsheet.com

10- to 15-knot winds from the west-northwest for our 6:35 p.m. start. “I left the handheld GPS in my car,” said a fellow crew member a trifle absentmindedly. (He shall remain anonymous. He feels bad enough.) After circling back to the dock, we arrived at red buoy “R2” about five minutes after the last boats in our PHRF N non-spinnaker crossed the starting line. We were able to catch up to the back of our fleet near Herring Bay as the sun was setting. While the majority of the fleet headed out toward the middle of the Bay, we chose to keep a bit closer to the western shore, in hopes of cutting off some distance. The wind was consistent at about seven or eight knots. As night fell, the wind lightened to nothing as the stars and moon appeared. We were comforted by the green glow of the other competitors’ navigational lights, knowing we were still in the mix. More nothing. No wind. For the better part of four hours, our shift of three took turns driving and checking tell-tales to no avail. We counted shooting stars, watched the occasional glow of the phosphorus on the

water and the flickering of the red and green buoys in the distance. It would have been serene if it weren’t for the offensive lights of Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Plant and the nearby Dominion Cove Point LNG terminal to our right. In the middle of the perfectly still night, those lights taunted us for hours. The second shift must have made some ground because when we woke, we were happy to find a few boats behind us, and I was especially happy to have passed the industrial lights from the LNG terminal. Hooper Island was to our port, and we were between Cedar Point and Point No Point. The Bay had widened into a beautiful expanse of blue, but was utterly and completely flat again. The only movement was from the jumping schools of fish. I reached for a beer, err, I mean cup of coffee, and we did the math. We knew then for sure we would not be finishing in 21 hours unless the wind picked up substantially. The forecast for us was grim, but the morning weather and scenery were pleasant. We were in convivial company, so we opted to continue sailing.

The wind increased to about four knots when we reached Point No Point, but the heat and humidity increased too. I began to experience what I call perspiration incontinence. And, an anonymous crew member (the one who forgot the GPS at the dock) wrenched his back and was lying flat, unable to move. “What do we need, a big sign that reads, ‘stop’ to descend from the sky?,” asked Bob, who was sweating as much as I was. Evidently so, because we kept sailing until we turned the corner of Point Lookout. Boats from the A0 and A1 class passed us by, motoring home after already finishing. Without a spinnaker, our speed maxed out at two knots, so we turned on the motor and began taking turns jumping into the Bay and letting the boat drag us through the water. We motored on, passed the finish boat the Maryland Dove, replica of a 17th-century square-rigger. We anchored off St. Mary’s College and joined the onshore party in progress. Perhaps next year we’ll finish the race, but (excuse the cliché please) in the end, it was about the journey. by Carrie Gentile


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Nothing Compares to You, Oxford Regatta

ny August regatta on the Chesapeake Bay that begins with a sunny morning spinnaker start in moderate breeze is off to a terrific start, and Tred Avon YC’s (TAYC) Oxford Regatta August 7 to 9 was blessed with such a day. Fifty-eight boats started just after 10 a.m. off Annapolis and arrived in Oxford between 5 and 6:30 p.m.—a cause for celebration, as many remember dark finishes from years past. Saturday in Oxford was a bit more August-like and windless than racers care to remember. The good news, according to TAYC commodore Richard Slaughter, was having 43 PHRF boats registered for the Robson Around the Buoys Race, the largest number for some time; although, there was not enough wind to compete. Sunday’s beautiful conditions made up for Saturday’s “bob.” One-design classes—Optis,

Comets, Penguins, Stars, Snipes, and log canoes, which completed a second race and a 13-mile one at that—fit in plenty of racing. One hundred and 75 boats competed in the weekend festivities overall. Bruce Bingman, whose team captured first in the race down in PHRF A1, says, “The entire crew of Blockade Runner feels that this is one of the best regattas of the summer. We are really pleased that it was moved back to the original format. The Friday-Saturday format allows several of our crew who race Stars or log canoes to participate in the race down and still sail the weekend races in other classes and lets the rest of us sit on the balcony of TAYC and watch the afternoon log canoe races.” Crew member Taran Teague notes how much she likes the six racing circles with boats ranging from Optis to log canoes and


how “you never know who you will see” on the water in Oxford—Annapolis sail maker Jonathan Bartlett with his daughter in a Penguin, racers Shane Zwingelberg and Pete McChesney cruising around in a powerboat waiting on a Star start, and many other familiar faces from both sides of the Bay. Teague is also thankful that TAYC welcomes competitors and friends into the air-conditioned club to watch in comfort and sip a beverage. “Nothing compares to the Oxford Regatta,” says Ken Comerford, whose team came in second in the new J/95 Napoleon Dynamite in PHRF A3 in the race down. “It’s one of the few regattas you can bring your kids to. They can sail in Optis, while their parents sail, too.” They may also sail with the kids as Comerford did on a Penguin with his son. “It’s a Corinthian-style event right up to the awards ceremony—it’s a truly wholesome, really special event. It’s exactly what this sport needs more of. I’d like to see it grow and thrive.” To find results, visit tayc.com and cbyra.org.

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SpinSheet tattoos were all the rage at this year’s Screwpile parties, where we learned that requests get stranger after dark. We’re not quite sure who applied the tattoos or took the photo.

Born 2 Run all night long down the Bay... Governor’s Cup photo by Dan Phelps/SpinSheet

Back in action on the water in 2009, Nicole Weaver, Jenn Kaye, and Linda Ambrose on Euro Trash Girl at the start of the EYC Solomons Invitational in July. Photo by Mark Talbott/SpinSheet

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Farewell Summer 2009

The Solomons Race, the Screwpile Regatta, Governor’s Cup, and Oxford—so many summer traditions, we can barely keep up with them let alone find space for all the wonderful photos. Here are a few of the pretty highlights of the past few months. You may see more photos and download high resolution versions at the Photo Gallery at spinsheet.com anytime. Enjoy the final sailing days of summer. We’ll see you on the water in the fall... ~M.W.

The Chesapeake Bay log canoe Edmee S. at the 2009 Oxford Regatta August 7-9. Photo by Al Schreitmueller

First Look and Lottery parading along at the 2009 Screwpile Regatta. Photo by Mark Talbott/SpinSheet

Farr 40 action at the 2009 Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge in Solomons in July. Photo by Mark Talbott/SpinSheet It pays to pose for SpinSheet as one Yankee Clipper crew member does at the start of the 2009 Governor’s Cup overnight race. Photo by Dan Phelps/SpinSheet

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T Labor Day on the Southern Bay Southern Bay racers will be busy over Labor Day weekend with the following events:

15th Annual Stingray Point Regatta, September 5-6


osted by the Fishing Bay YC. Special attention to pre-and postrace social activities and two-days of round-the-buoys racing. Organizers have left Monday, the actual holiday, open for a return delivery home. Starts for all PHRF classes (non-spin is single headsail only) as well as J/105 one-design and other monohull one-design [keel boat] classes with sufficient entries. For entry and details, contact event chairman David Hinckle at (804) 370-7650 or visit fbyc.net.

The 75th HOD National Championships

wenty boats sailed in the Hampton One-Design (HOD) 75th National Championship Regatta held August 14-16 out of the Hampton YC (HYC). The Latane Montague/Pellerito team, who claim they never met before the event, was all but unbeatable, posting five bullets over the three-day, six-race regatta. The team’s throw-out was a third-place finish in race one. Montague says he has his new-found crew’s cell phone number written in permanent ink on his wrist! Four other boats battled down to the last race on Sunday for second place, while the rest of the fleet enjoyed three great days of racing, great wind, grand parties, and a special Mariners’ Museum unveiling of restored HOD Hull #1 and its placement in an honored position at the entrance of the museum’s International Small Craft Center.

One of the highlights of the HOD 75th anniversary celebration at the museum was the awarding of the Mariners Trophy to HOD racer Charles McCoy, Jr. for his service to the HOD Class and to sailing. McCoy was racing this year in his 50th consecutive HOD National Championship. He and his son Charles McCoy, III finished ninth overall and won the special Heritage Race run on Sunday morning for the fleet of wooden “heritage” boats. Dave “Chappy” and Leigh Chapman were event chairs; John McCarthy was the Principal Race Officer; Dave and Suzanne Hamilton, Bill and David Gibbings, and Glenn Giles volunteered on mark boats; and Scott Almond acted as official scorer. Reporting by Lin McCarthy

2009 HOD National Championship Results 1. Montague/Pellerito [3] -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 2. Gordon Wolcott/Sam Stokes (2008 National Champions) 6 - [10] -2 -2- 3 - 3 3. Mark and Kathy Wheeler 1- 4- [7] -5 - 6- 2 4. Randy and Ann Stokes 2 - [9] -3-4-4-5 5. Eddie Wolcott, Jr and Sarah Wolcott 4 - [7] -6-3-2-4. For full results, visit shorenet.net/hamptonone.

Ninth Annual Dink Vail Regatta (DVR), September 5


osted by the Norfolk Yacht and Country Club (NY&CC). DVR 9 is a one-day event, sailed in Hampton Roads harbor, offering starts for PHRF A, B, C, and non-spin in addition to a cruising fleet. There’s a skippers’ welcome reception at the NY&CC lounge on Friday, September 4, a continental breakfast Saturday morning on the club south patio, and a reception and awards banquet following racing in the main bar and dining room on Saturday at 6 p.m. For docking arrangements at NY&CC, contact the harbormaster directly at (757) 2861752. For entry and details, contact John Hume at (757) 288-9985. Look for coverage of the Cape Charles Cup (August 22-23) in the October issue of SpinSheet. 82 September 2009 SpinSheet

The HOD fleet enjoyed three great days of racing, great wind, grand parties, and a special Mariners’ Museum unveiling of restored HOD Hull #1. Photo by Buddy DeRyder

The 75th Hampton One-Design (HOD) National Championships unfolded August 14-15 out of Hampton YC. Photo by Buddy DeRyder


Sailing and Healing: The Chesapeake Bay’s Leukemia Cup Regattas


he now widely popular Leukemia Cup events up and down the Bay (and nationally) have raised thousands of dollars for blood cancers and continue to grow and diversify. In addition to traditional sailing regattas, dinners, and auctions, successful additions such as poker runs and junior regattas are examples of how the festivities have di-

versified to expand the events’ reach, increasing fundraising opportunities for sailors of all ages, spectators, and powerboaters and giving a wider audience an understanding of the diseases and a chance to help. We celebrate the Leukemia Cups and look forward to the final events of 2009 and many, many more.

Southern Bay Leukemia Cup Exceeds Expectations


he 11th Annual Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta held in Deltaville over the weekend of July 10-12 was a big success with 85 registered yachts and enthusiastic crowds at the Auction and Gala helping to raise over an estimated $160,000 in cash and in-kind donations to support patients with blood cancers. The funds raised came not just from the sailors who competed on the race course but also from area business sponsors, led by the presenting sponsor SunTrust Bank, and countless individual community supporters of all the Leukemia Cup events that began in the early spring and culminated with the Regatta held at the Fishing Bay YC (FBYC). Carolyn Norton Schmalenberger, cochair of the event, says, “The results were far better than expected considering current

economic conditions.” Co-chair Judy Buis expressed her gratitude to the sailing community for “close to a record turnout on the race course affirming the event’s reputation as one of the Bay’s premiere competitive sailing events.” The racing fleets were treated to sun and big breezes on Saturday followed by a drifting match on Sunday in pleasantly cool mid-summer temperatures. The two-day racing format was officiated by principal race officers Brooks Zerkel on the east course and Lud Kimbrough on the west course supported by a host of on-the-water volunteers. Overall awards for the top boats in each division were presented on Sunday afternoon following the final race. But the action at this year’s Leukemia Cup was not confined to the race course. Augmented by spacious tents erected on

the grounds of the FBYC, members of the Stingray Harbour YC and other volunteers transformed a grassy plot into the site for the event’s popular fundraising auction on Friday night and for the Leukemia Cup Gala celebration with food, beverages, and entertainment on Saturday night. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society once again was overwhelmed with the level of enthusiasm from the host yacht clubs and the Deltaville and Middlesex communities. Laura Boone, campaign coordinator for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, expressed it best when she says that the event supporters, sponsors, organizers, and volunteer workers were “amazing people with huge hearts that share their love of the water to help our patients and their families. For that we are so lucky.” For full results, visit fbyc.net.

Upcoming Leukemia Cup Events September 11-12: National Capital Chapter Leukemia Cup at Washington Sailing Marina in Alexandria, VA. October 24: Baltimore Leukemia Cup held out of Baltimore City YA (a CBYRA-sanctioned event). For more information on both events, visit leukemia-lymphoma.org/regatta, and click on 2009 Schedule. Chesapeake Bay Sailing

In the Southern Bay Leukemia Cup, Leroi Lissenden’s Voodoo 2 dominated PHRF-A with three bullets. Photo by Linda Meneghini

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Part Regatta, Part Gypsy Encampment: The Corsica River Race by Chris Rogers


n July, I participated in the Corsica River race, from Baltimore Light, across the Bay and around Kent Island, then up the Chester past Queenstown and the mouth of the Corsica River to a raft-up off of Conquest Beach State Park in a pretty little cove on the Chester. It’s a long trip in my Cal 25, but we were well provisioned. It was a beautiful day, and the Corsica River YC did a great job throwing a party.

There’s something about the Corsica River Regatta that says “summer” like no other. Photo by Cathy Downes

The Corsica River Annual Regatta is actually two different events: the “big boat” race across the Bay for various PHRF and cruising one-design classes and the “little boat” race, a two-day regatta for all manner of small craft (dinghies, prams, catboats, and multihulls). In recent years, the big boat race has dwindled somewhat (19 entrants this year), perhaps because of being sandwiched between Solomons and Governors Cup Races.

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The weather is generally expected to be steamy, or perhaps it’s just hard to get away for the weekend. The scene on the beach is reminiscent of a county fair, family reunion, or gypsy encampment. I find the older wooden dinghies and catboats to be fascinating. If you are ever in need of conversation, just ask an older fellow how he built or restored his wooden boat. There is the traditional “Big Chicken Dinner” offered for sale, and many people grill their own dinners. Beer, water, and soft drinks are available as well as the perennial “red slushies” which, with a splash of Mt. Gay and a twist of lime, make excellent summer coolers (Corsica Daiquiris, if you will). The entertainment started (as usual) with “Bitter Creek,” a local bluegrass band and a favorite of mine that plays up until about 8 p.m. At 9 p.m., the entertainment shifts to be a bit more “downtown” (Centreville) with “Fly by Night,” a group of young fellows (from my perspective) havin’ a whole lot of fun and spreading it around. The two bands are separated by a short and sweet awards ceremony, and this year, by a hellacious thunderstorm that blew through. The word on the beach is that next year, the rendezvous venue will move to the Corsica River YC itself, with more modern facilities than those provided at the park. Rumor has it that there may even be hot showers, rather than those reported to be fed by a glacial aquifer at the park. In any event, I hope to bring the slushies. For results, visit cryc.org. spinsheet.com

It Takes a Village: The Melges 24 Worlds


by Liz Filter

ost sailboat racers figure if you have Sailing School, and race offices, a press Jeff Borland, principal race officer for good breeze, you’ll have a good recenter, and a huge party tent will be on the the Worlds, said the EYC grounds still will gatta. But those who do the organizSailing School grounds. house the race committee and its boats. A ing know there’s more to success than a EYC Vice Commodore Rick Jackson boat shuttle will carry officials and racers stiff, steady wind. gets credit for hatching the idea. “He and back and forth between the clubhouse and I started talking right after the North the Sailing School, and racers are welcome When Eastport YC (EYC) decided to Americans,” says Tim Dowling, who runs to drink and eat at the club. The rest of the run this fall’s Melges 24 World Champithe Sailing School. “It didn’t take long to show, from registration to prize-giving, onship (October 23-31), it took a big step realize it was a good fit.” will be at the Sailing School. up. Never before had the young club tackBorland has experience led such a prestigious with big, highly competiinternational event. tive fleets. He ran the J/22 Last fall’s Melges 24 Worlds with 82 boats in North Americans Cleveland in 1999 and has were a trial run with headed up the BoatU.S. over 50 entries, and Santa Maria Cup for while sailing condiwomen match racers here tions were fine, the for seven years with his organizing committee wife, Sharon. He’s got took a hard look at good help for the Worlds, what it was going to with EYC Commodore take to move forward. Sharon Hadsell serving as With up to twice deputy PRO and veteran as many competiracer and 2004 Olympian tors coming for the Liz Filter as event chair. Worlds, plus more The only remainpress, officials, and ing question, then, is spectators, EYC wind. The Chesapeake members wanted to in October is marked ensure they could with plenty of crisp, cool, deliver a world-class breezy autumn weather, event that reflected and as all sailors know, if well on the club, you have good wind, you the region, and of have a good regatta—once course, the sponsors. everything else is under In addition to 22 control. pages of infrastructure Supporting the requirements from the 2009 Melges 24 World Melges class repreChampionship are the sentatives, EYC was The Melges 24 Worlds are coming to Annapolis October 23-31. following companies: t2p. faced with parking Photo by Sara Proctor/sailfastphotography.com tv, APS, National Sailing limitations, a demand Hall of Fame, Coral Reef for more land-side The Sailing School has dock space for Sailing Apparel, Gill, BoatingLaw.com, activity space, and top-notch office and more than 100 boats and heated, indoor Latis Yachting Solutions, Boatyard Bar & Internet facilities for the international press… all this while respecting the normal classrooms to serve as press and jury rooms. Grill, SheSails Inc., Kathryn M Weber, Beyond that, it has open space like Texas. CPA, Sam’s Waterfront Café, Cindy Cady business operations of the club. What was Once the summer KidShip and Sailing Photography, North Sails One Design, EYC to do? School classes wind down in early SeptemSailFastPhoto, Chesapeake Bay RoastThe answer lay right around the corner. ber, “We’re basically a three-million-dollar ing Co., Pusser’s Caribbean Grille, and When the Melges 24 World Championwaterfront parking lot,” says Dowling, who PantherVision. ship opens for a nine-day run October was keen to seize on the opportunity to Official website: melges24worlds2009. 23, EYC will still be firmly in charge, but put his place to good use in the off-season. com. For more information or to become instead of Spa Creek, the Worlds will He hopes the Melges Worlds gets other a sponsor, contact event chair Liz Filter at run out of a far roomier site around Horn clubs thinking about outsourcing their big emfilter@verizon.net. Point on Back Creek. Race boats will be tied securely to floating docks at Annapolis regattas.

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Jahn Tihansky (white hat) on the U.S. Naval Academy’s Dreadnought going over safety drills with students at the Storm Trysail’s annual Safety at Sea Seminar. Photo by Henry Meilman

Safety Drills, Fun Racing, and Pizza… Storm Trysail Club’s Safety at Sea 2009 by Louise Kevin Burke he Chesapeake Bay heat was almost unbearable for the Storm Trysail Chesapeake Station’s annual Safety at Sea morning lectures on Tuesday, July 28, but the afternoon sailing was superb. The wind was light, giving these novice sailors and dinghy sailors a chance to adjust to the size and forces of four J/105s, a J/40, and a Farr 33. Six boats took off from the Annapolis YC (AYC) docks in mild air for their practice time and then roared to the finish line in a fresh wind in a mid-afternoon fun race.

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Kevin McNeil, the Chesapeake Station Fleet Captain, Dick Neville, Al Graf, and I were again the organizers. Thanks go to AYC Foundation and also Linda Ambrose, Jay Kehoe, and Jim Hyde and his team, who were extremely helpful in helping organize at the AYC Sailing Center. The program included breakfast and morning lectures, which started with Tucker Thompson’s “Tactical Errors,” images of dinghies racing and piling up on top of one another, which opened the sleepy eyes of the junior sailors participating. Fred Hecklinger gave knot-tying lessons; Al Schreitmueller gave medical tips; and I gave a slide show of a man-overboard technique and a demo of big boat winches. We staged a show with a head-sized watermelon on a pole and stuck in a bucket by which the students, now outside the building, saw what their heads might look like if they didn’t know where the boom was at all times, especially coming on deck from down below. The watermelon, standing bright and tall, was scored through for easy breaking. One of the older students, a tall, strong, young man, took a mighty swing with a metal pole and had the bright red of the watermelon splattered all over the concrete.

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After lunch, the students headed out to the water to practice maneuvers, as well as how to walk around a large racing boat after sitting in sailing dinghies. The wind freshened nicely, and boats were now heeling over and going through their drills. The drills before the mid-afternoon race, with Pete Sarelas as race officer, got the students a little more proficient, because they could not cross the finish line until they had performed three tacks, gybes, and man-overboard drills each. That changed the standings at the finish line regardless

of the boat’s rating, which we actually ignored, since it was just a fun race. Probably not a bad idea to have adult racers plan a race with drills like that periodically. Some pretty tired students helped tie up at the AYC piers and then got their lessons on “putting a race boat away” complete with sail folding on deck and on the piers. Then it was “bragging,” pizza, and party time, well organized by Rob and Kellie Ladd. The prize for the first boat to finish went to the Naval Academy J/105 Dreadnought

run by Jahn Tihansky, Dick Emmett, and Renée Mehl and six of the students from the Sea Scouts. The goal of the Storm Trysail Club is to further young interested sailors by placing them in larger boats and instructing them in safety. The club’s offshore heavy weather sailors are perfect instructors for this task and also are looking for interested young sailors to join them aboard their boats for Chesapeake Bay races and then for offshore sailing. To learn more, visit stormtrysail.org.


The Fall in Havre de Grace…

he 2009 Havre de Grace YC John Robert Heffner Jr. Memorial and Fall Invitational will take place October 3. Open to all sailing classes, the event is a CBYRA-sanctioned race held off of Turkey Point. There will be an awards ceremony for first through third place along with fun prizes at the post-race party at Tidewater Marina. For only $20 ($10 for kids), racers may enjoy an inclusive grilled steak dinner and beverages (beer, wine, and soda), live entertainment, assorted door prizes, and fun. A limited number of free overnight slips will be available for participating race boats. Do not contact the marina for slip information. Instead, contact Al Caffo at (443) 502-5461 or (302) 753-0646, acaffo@comcast.net. “Dink” service will also be provided to moorings and anchorages pre- and post-party. For the Notice of Race, visit hdgyc.org.

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Part II

Sailing with the Stars

by Barbara Beigel Vosbury

All the Star players: Joe Pro, Barbara Beigel Vosbury, Mark Oberg, Avery Donald, Keith Donald, Bob Lippincott, Kris Wilson, and Laura Beigel.


xecutive director of the International Star Class Association, Barbara Beigel Vosbury, shares her road trip to Riverton, NJ with two new Star sailors: Bob Lippincott (18), who is skippering her boat, and her niece Laura Beigel (18), who is skippering Kris Wilson’s boat. The family stories are flying as fast as the unruly river current, and the sailing has just begun…


Current and Tugs and Debris, Oh My!

acing is around fixed yellow yacht club marks and various lettered and colored government marks. There are ships and tugs going up and down this river—and they don’t like sailboats in the way. One of the tricks on the river is to sneak up the sides to avoid the current. Sometimes this takes you into anchorages. The Philadelphia police boat may chase you down if you go in there. On the leg from E to D there is a huge line of debris in the water. At some point, we need to cross the debris to get into slower moving water. We’re sailing up

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current now. Bob looks ahead and asks, “Is that a beach?” I say, “No. It’s just debris.” He says, “No Way!” I say, “Way!” Trying to choose a spot with breeze and less debris is challenging. Bob and I are discussing this when Bob has his first Aha! moment. All those hours listening to his dad about sailing here for 40 years were going to pay off. He asks, “What time is it?” The current is changing. It will stop for 20 minutes and roar the other way. It’s that time. He remembers this. We opt to stay on the channel side of the debris instead of crossing... We cross the line, and the race committee guy says, “Star 7986 over, second place.” Bob’s first Star race, and he scores second. Race Two. The breeze and current have now switched, and so has the course. Bob asks me what the yellow light means. What yellow light? I’m just listening to the horns. Out comes the chart—navigating on a very short race, who-da-thunkit? I don’t remember all the details about this race. Bob and I spend some time working on the pointing and trimming of sails. I tell some Uncle Trap stories about “keeping it on the edge,” which will mainly come into play later on. We end up fourth in that race. You gotta love it.

After a Good Rain, Party, and Sleep...


unday morning we’re all a little slower out of the beds, and we wake up to dark skies. There is much more breeze than Saturday. The forecast is for the front to come through and the breeze to build throughout the day. The breeze is coming from across the river straight at the club. Now this may sound okay, but I’m a little confused. We start between the flagpole on the porch on the clubhouse and a mark in the river. How are they going to do this starting line? And there’s really no weather leg. Hm. Meanwhile it’s gusty, about 14-18 knots. It may be a little much for day two in a Star sailing career. We have some time to see how this plays out. Mark Oberg is not sailing. He tells all of us the forecast. It’s just day two for Bob and Laura, and I don’t want them to be nervous about this boat. I want them to always come back to this class. 90 September 2009 SpinSheet

Kris and Laura opt out of the first race. Bob is really itching to go but will sit ashore if I say so. I did notice that the gusts were fewer and farther between, and Bob’s dad Richard is being the voice of reason saying, “Just try it, you can always come in!” Bob and I dress quickly, launch, and go. We get out in time to start the race. Of course, we don’t really “get” the course. We make the first mark and then the rest is kind of a blur. Up, then down, then across, and something, something to the finish. No problem. We figure we’ll just deal with it. Well, that’s all well and good until you find yourself leading the race. Now what? Keith makes it easy after one mark and asks, “Aren’t we supposed to go to D again?” Then we get closer to D, and Bob and I look at each other. Now what? I yell over and ask. Back to A and then the finish. “Thank you!” Bob goes on to win his first Star race.


The Girls Are Back

ace two, the girls come out. Bob is very excited about this. We get the course this time. We’re in sequence. Our timing is off a little due to current, and we get to the pin too early. Laura is all over us. Up, down, darn! She nails the start. We’re spinning to get back to the proper side of the line. We play catch up the rest of the race. The breeze is up and down and shifty. The poles are up, they’re down; the rig is forward, it’s back. There is a lot of changing gears. We take fourth place. The best news: Laura and Kris win. Sadly, we are too far back to notice. For race three, a good start is yet again out of our reach. Kris is helping Laura with her starts. Laura finally says to her, “Thanks, but I’ve got it.” A gybe, a tack, and she is off to nail another start. Bob and I play catch up again, but to no avail. Oh well. I’m sure that he’s never had so much fun getting last in a race before. Back to the dock to haul, pack up, and watch the awards ceremony. We’re busy taking the boats apart. Bob is eager to be a part of the whole thing. He’s up in the boat scrubbing away. I say, “Bob, you can sail my boat anytime if you keep that up.” He just smiles, but I see those wheels turning in his head. Richard comes by and says to wrap it up for trophies. I’m thinking we blew it. We’re just going up to cheer everyone else on. No—we’re second! Keith is first, Bob second, and Laura third. Wow! How great is that? First weekend in Stars, and they both come home with trophies. I think they might be hooked. spinsheet.com

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Kristen Berry


f you think the idea of a 10-year-old kid stealing a Sunfish for a ride, getting caught, and then charming the boat’s owner into teaching him to sail on a Midwestern reservoir sounds far fetched, you’ve never met Kristen “K.B.” Berry. An Indiana native, Berry came into sailing through a burning desire and the public library system. “Every spring, I caught the sailing bug, even though no one in my family could sail. In my family, if you had a dream, you researched it. My dad took me to the library, and I read every book there was on sailing.” Through college at Indiana University in the mid-1990s, Berry bounced back and forth between his studies in the Midwest and working for political campaigns in Washington, DC. During those years and afterwards mostly living in DC and still working in politics—doing lobbying, communications, and conservation work—he connected to the DC sailing scene and began coaching. He also lived aboard a Catalina 27 for a few years, which wasn’t as difficult as it may sound because he was seldom “home” in between work travels. In 2003, he started teaching part-time for J/World Annapolis. Berry says, “From the first time I coached there, I knew that was what I wanted to do.” He has coached J/World corporate teambuilding groups, taught racing and fundamental sailing, and run winter seminars both in Annapolis and in Key West and St. Petersburg, FL during regattas. He The Log Canoe Mystery, built in 1932 of his J/World friends “coaxing him away from his political life five credits logs in Oxford, racing on thefor Miles in inDC” and into his sailing River September, 2006. Photolife. by Don Biresch, In 2007, Berry launched his own coaching company, Gale Force www.dbconsultants.com/dbphotos/

Sailing, now based in Annapolis, which he runs in tandem with his continued J/World work. He’s competed and coached aboard J/105, J/22, J/80, J/24, J/35, Melges, and many other fleets. Although he’s proud of having placed fourth in the 2007 J/80 North American Championships with Jahn Tihansky, Dan Wittig, and Jeff Jordan in 2007, he says, “I see myself as a professional sailing educator rather than a pro sailor. My goal is to give the gift of a moment, an experience, to other sailors.”

Last year, Berry became the commodore of the Ocean Conservation YC (ocyc.oceana.org), a group for which he tripled his fundraising goal and successfully competed in the Nautica New York City Triathlon July 18. “I’ve been an environmental advocate my whole life, and it’s always found its way into my life at all levels,” he says. At the time of print, Berry was in Chester, Nova Scotia, where he likes to ride out the summer heat in July and August, acting as an arbitrator for Chester Race Week, the oldest regatta in North America, and sailing in a fleet of 26 Bluenoses (23-foot wooden sloops). He’ll be back for fall racing on the Chesapeake Bay and the winter Florida circuit.


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SpinSheet: Who were your sailing mentors? My parents, who showed me where the library was; Jahn Tihanksy; and Joni Palmer, who showed me how to be professional in sailing. Who are your best sailing buddies? Tim Adelman, Dan Wittig, Jeff Jordan, Grady Byus, Aaron Galvin, and my clients—love them all. Is there a place on the Bay that makes you think, “This is why I live here”? I love to sit at Hemingway’s on the Eastern Shore on a Sunday night and watch all that Bay Bridge traffic fight its way back to the real world. There always seems to be a storm cloud creating a dramatic sky. Do you have a routine the morning of a race? I get up as early as possible and develop a weather strategy. I drink a cup of coffee and envision what I’d do with the absence of other boats—if it were a time trial and not a boxing match, based on the forecast. Then I do a short yoga routine to stretch, and hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. What sports teams do you follow? I’m a Washington Nationals and Redskins fan. Having lived mostly in DC from 1994 to 2009, I still love the teams. I like rooting for the underdogs. And I still love my Indiana Hoosier basketball teams. What were your latest iTunes downloads? Michael Franti, Bob Schneider, and Charlie Mars. What sailing gear do you depend on? I am a Patagonia lover from socks to smocks. For my coaching, I use my Nikon D40 camera, a Flip video camera, my Timex watch, a waterproof notebook from Write in the Rain, and my Leatherman Wave. What advice would you give a young racing sailor? Show up and smile. Watch, listen, and be willing to do anything. Don’t oversell your abilities. When the chance comes along, ask if you can try something.

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Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association MONTHLY NEWSLETTER, Sept. 2009

Schedule Shuffling and Tetrahedon Tackling: Volunteers Do It All by Melissa Currier


“If you are new to the sport, it is a won2,800 man-hours. That’s approximately how much on-water time derful way to get to know others who volunteers put into Race Committee share your enthusiasm for sailing.” for weekend regattas on the Chesapeake each season. That’s not counting the various Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday night series racing on weekly calendars from Havre de Grace, MD to Hampton, VA. And that does not include the countless hours spent shuffling schedules, wrangling weather mark boats, wrestling inflatable cylinders, tackling tetrahedrons, detangling signal flags, rationing gas, and packing lunches. Oh, and many of these folks attend regular training to sharpen their skills as race officials. Did I mention that the vast majority of these people are volunteers? Somehow, the occasional “Thank you, Race Committee!” shout-out across the water at the finish line doesn’t seem to cut it. I was thinking the other day about the people on the Race Committee at the finish line at the Solomons Race or the Governor’s Cup. There are real people who are perched on those finish boats in the wee hours of the morning, peering out into the darkness and recording times and How many gadgets can one hang around sail numbers. one’s neck and still be effective and smiling? Just ask former CBYRA president And on those hazy, hot, and humid Bobby Frey, shown here on a race comdays when sailors are enjoying the cooling mittee boat at the Screwpile Regatta in effects of apparent wind, there is a group July. Photo by SpinSheet of people sitting at anchor in the oppressive heat and “air you can wear” coordiWrangling weather mark boats, wresnating starting sequences and directing tling inflatable cylinders, detangling mark boats and recording finishes. And signal flags, and attending training sessions to sharpen their skills then there are the rainy, rolling days of are how race committee volunteers May and the chilly, choppy November spend their “spare” time... Screwpile afternoons.

If you’ve never served on a Race Committee, there are actually reasons to do so. If you are a veteran of racing, it is a great way to give back to the community that has enriched your life. If you are new to the sport, it is a wonderful way to get to know others who share your enthusiasm for sailing. If you are looking for a way to improve your performance as a skipper or crew, it will offer you a new perspective on starts and wind shifts and mark roundings. Like all jobs, Race Committee has its ups and downs, but here’s hoping more of you will extend a hand of thanks (or a round of adult beverages) to the Race Committee volunteers who make racing on the Chesapeake possible. And here’s hoping more sailors in the community will consider volunteering at least a couple of times a year. Do it to give back. Do it for the camaraderie. Do it for the experience. Do it for the perspective. Just do it. Contact your local club’s race committee or the CBYRA office for volunteer and training opportunities. CBYRA extends a hardy thank you to the Race Committees of the Chesapeake for their tireless efforts in support of sailing on the Bay.

Lighthouse Challenge 2009 volunteers shown here. Photo by SpinSheet

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The deadline for the Brokerage and Classified sections is the 10th of the month prior to publication (September 10 for the October issue). Contact Lucy Iliff for advertising, (410) 216-9309 or lucy@spinsheet.com.


14’ Stur-Dee Cat ’09 Lovely, new catboat w/ centerboard, Marconi rig, outboard well, large comfortable cockpit & cuddy; 7-foot beam; Stable & fast. $14,995. Contact Rick Casali 410-279-5309 or rickc@noyceyachts.com Maryland Maritime Foundation Needs Your Help. Through donations of boats, equipment, and other items, we provide funds for education and other opportunities to organizations and individuals. We also have boats for sale at great prices - allowing you to get on the water. (301) 5093206. Donate Your Boat and help teach at-risk teens to sail. (202) 478-0396, www.planet-hope.org Full Fair Market/Book Value for Your Boat 501(c) (3) private foundation seeks boat donations for use within educational programs. Fully tax deductible. Free boat surveys provided. Free hauling/transport. Also accept cars, trucks, and other items of value. Also seeking volunteer sailboat and powerboat instructors. (410) 591-9900 SAIL

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19’ Cape Dory Typhoon ‘81 Wknd, full keel, ’05 4-hp Yamaha, $4,500 Jim Comas, (301) 3406628, comasis@verizon.net

19’ Cornish Shrimper ’87 British built, fiberglass, gaff-rigged, centerboard, rollerfurling jib, porta-potti, swing stove, outboard motor, 12 V electrical system, new trailer. $10,000 OBO (410) 263-5575

22' Custom Built '01 Shoal draft, ballasted, centerboard sailboat. Gaff rigged w/jib & bowsprit. Varnished mahogany cabin & trim, 3 1/2hp motor. Sleeps 2, trailer, slip included, $4,995. (732) 685-4830 25’ Sailboat Retractable centerboard, trailer, new sails $1,000 obo, (410) 885-2995.

25’ Mirage ’83 $7,000 Small family cruiser w/inboard dsl. 4.5’ draft, full head, galley, 2 mains, RF, gennaker, spinnaker pole, vang, lazy jacks, bimini, VHF, instruments. (410) 956-6940, mysite.verizon.net/vzeyu7y2 25’ Pearson Ariel ‘66 Alberg design. Reconditioned in 2009. Classic sloop with beautiful lines. Sails great. See Boats For Sale on YoungsBoatYard.com, (410) 477-8607.

27’ Catalina ’87 Tall rig, shoal keel, Univ. dsl, wheel, 135 genoa w/RF, new cockpit cushions, dodger, NAVMAN, 900 hrs, clean, clean, clean $16.5K, (610) 9137009, loggdin2@ptd.net 27’ Coronado ’73 Cruising Sloop Keel, roomy, 15-hp Johnson. Just serviced. Price slashed to $1,400 obo, Steve Alexander (301) 646-0805, stevedalex@msn.com

26’ S2 ’79 Full keel w/swing keel, 5 sails, sleeps 4, galley & head, 10-hp Merc., elec. start, IB. Middle River, MD. Reduced to $2,900, (570) 538-5422, andrewspublish@windstream.net

27’ Hunter ’79 Shoal draft, low hrs. ’96 Yanmar 1GM10 diesel, like-new sails, bimini, depth, interior needs work. Motivated seller, price reduced to $2,000. All offers considered. (410) 939-2320 or stevej124@yahoo.com

27’ Catalina ’85 Dsl, RF, bimini, AP, stove, shower, shore power, full batten main w/Dutchman. Lines run to cockpit $9,900 Phone (410) 269-0607.

28’ O’Day ’86 Very good cond., beamy & beautiful inside & out, have to see! Ready to sail immediately. $12,000 Must sell now!! l_wise@ usa.net, (717) 201-6973

27’ Catalina ’85 Dsl, RF, selftailing winches, all lines run to cockpit. New main ’08, bimini. Just detailed & waxed. Absolutely gorgeous. Must Sell!! Reduced to $10,000 (703) 963-3496.

28’ Sabre ’73 Very good cond., 3 sails, Harken RF, lazy jacks, AP, depth & knot meter. Extremely well built classic sailboat, fixed keel, tiller, spinnaker gear. $9,000. Middle River, Call Lee (570) 650-5360

27’ Catalina ’76 Keel Sloop, good cond., 9.9-hp OB good cond., main & jib good cond., Sea Scouts $2,900 obo. Steve Alexander (301) 646-0805, stevedalex@msn.com or Doug Yeckley (410) 326-4291, douglas.yeckley@comcast.net

Etchells USA 294 Ready to race w/trailer. New North light/ medium. Recent (9k) of work done in 2003 by Ontario Yachts, Canada: Keel, rudder. $7,000. Call (410) 353-6688.

27’ Catalina '81 Furling gear, genoa. ’98 Evinrude 8hp w/new water pump. Fast, ready to go. Health forces sale. Annapolis slip paid. $5,000, offers. (410) 295-3944.

30’ Cape Dory Cutter ’78 Rare one of three tiller models built. Proudly own renowned quality/seaworthiness. Very recent sails. $23,000 obo. Pictures/ list @ picasaweb.google.com/ capedorycutter, (717) 426-4735.

Alberg 30 ’66 Race and cruise ready. Second in 2009 NOOD. Well maintained, lots of recent maintenance/upgrades. New genoa, recent engine rebuild. In Annapolis, $17,000 Call (410) 206-3577.

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30’ Catalina ’80 Tall Rig Dsl, engine & drive train replaced, wheel steering, new bottom paint, RF genoa, Sea Scouts, Price slashed to $12,900 obo, Steve Alexander (301) 646-0805, stevedalex@msn.com

Tartan 34C ’74 Sloop rig, spinnaker, sleeps 6, dark blue hull, Atomic 4. Ready to go. Kent Island. Reduced to $15,750. Can see Blue Macs on ablboats.com (410) 643-6666.

30’ Grampion ’72 Well maintained Sea Scouts vessel, Atomic 4, Main, RF 150 jib, spinnaker, depth, knot, wind speed, wheel autohelm, many upgrades. $9900 obo. John Dombach, (717) 808-0043 johndombach@juno.com

35’ Young Sun Cutter ’83 Perry designed, double ender, Yanmar dsl, radar, Aries vane, watermaker, dodger. Classic bluewater cruiser. Hampton, VA. $65,000. ahaleva@aol.com, (407) 488-6958.

30’ Soverel ‘82 Perfect racer/ cruiser. Teak interior with CNG stove/oven. North & Quantum sail inventory. New vinyl-ester bottom, new halyards, well maintained. Asking $24,500 Jude at (301) 9494456, heyjfb@earthlink.net 31’ Hunter ’85 Very good cond. Recently replaced sails, color GPS/chart plotter, wheel steering, RF head sail, lazy jack main sail system, autohelm integrated with the color GPS/chart plotter, self tailing winches, bimini/dodger/ connector. Contact Greig (410) 912-0691 or mitchell5344@ comcast.net. 33’ Pearson ’70 Sloop Keel with swing centerboard, Atomic 4 engine, masthead rig. Tiller, 5 berths, 175, 155, 125, blooper head sails, equipped for cruising. Asking $8,400. Call (804) 272-5781

34’ Gemini Catamaran ‘97 14’ beam, draft 18” to 5’ with boards down, 26hp Westerbeke aux, sleeps 6, full galley, head, shower, $80,000, (410) 798-0040 dkjax@verizon.net 34’ Bristol Sloop ‘76 Centerboard - 4’6” draft,Westerbeke dsl, AP, bimini, mahogany interior. $19,877 (410) 255-8452 hm (301) 669-5202 day, (410) 804-5333cell

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41’ Beneteau 413 ‘00 For Sale or Co-ownership. One owner; impeccably maintained; 3-cabin layout 2 heads; 50hp Yanmar Diesel; Slipped on Back Creek Annapolis, MD; Ralph Johnson (571)276-3568 www.annapolischarters.net

41’ Morgan Classic ‘89 This boat will impress the harshest boat critic. Kept in top condition with new electronics and barrier cost in 2008. $124,000 Call (443) 650-0316 or www.knot10.com

43’ Beneteau Cyclades ‘05 located at the Chart House in Eastport area of Annapolis. Priced for immediate sale $155,000 Contact Trip at (410) 280-0520

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J/105 ’98 has earned a welldeserved reputation as the largest class of cruiser/racer sailboats in the US. This boat is immaculately kept and professionally maintained and Race Ready. New instruments and sails in 07. Offered for $93,000 Robert at (410) 562-1255 or Robert@santacruzannapolis.com Santa Cruz 37 ’08 Sail Magazine’s “Sail Boat of the Year”. A cutting edge performance sailing boat with full interior including bunks for 6. Pre-Boat Show Special of $299,500 including options and instruments. Tate or Robert at (410) 505-4144 or info@ santacruzannapolis.com Wauquiez Centurion 40S ’04 is an elegant performance cruiser with quality of workmanship above that of any other production boat. She is amazingly fast having won the Governors Cup. Offered for $225,000. Tate or Robert at (410) 505-4144 or info@ santacruzannapolis.com Passage 42 ’97 large two master cabin design with center cock and stainless steel arch. Perfect for relaxing at the pier or underway. Many extras and equipped for off shore sailing. Offered for $159,000. Tate or Robert at (410) 505-4144 or info@ santacruzannapolis.com

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32’ Beneteau First 32 ‘81 Price reduced to bargain level! No fixing up- will have you sailing next week. Recent bootstripe paint and hull polish. Great starter boat. $24,900 in Deltaville VA. Photos www.annapolisyachtsales.com Call Jonathan (804) 776-7575 35’ Tartan 3500 ’04 Now in Annapolis! Striking Mahogany colored hull, Ultra Suede fabric in main salon, Radar/Chart Plotter/ GPS @ helm, AP, Flat screen TV, Inverter/Battery Charger & more. REDUCED to $199,900. Call Charles (410) 267-8181 charles@ annapolisyachtsales.com. 37’ Tartan ’82 Nicest Tartan 37 on the market!! Equipped for the discriminating sailor w/pole mounted radar, chart plotter, GPS, AP & more!! Perfectly maintained. REDUCED to $78,500. Call Charles (410) 267-8181 or charles@ annapolisyachtsales.com. 41’ Beneteau 411 ’99 Gorgeous Beneteau 411 w/nice equipment and at an unbelievably low price $139,900. She is the finest production sailboat in this size & price range in the Mid-Atlantic region. She won’t last long! Call Tim (410) 267-8181 or tim@annapolisyachtsales.com 42’ Beneteau 423 ‘04 Aviva II is offshore equipped & ready to go cruising or racing in bluewater. Well maintained by a knowledgeable owner and ready to take her next owners to far off places. Aggressively priced at $196,000! Call Tim (410) 267-8181 or tim@ annapolisyachtsales.com 42’ Hunter Legend 420 Center Cockpit ‘02 Immaculate, with low hrs Yanmar, genset, air, full enclosure & all the goodies. $179,000 in Deltaville VA . Photos www.annapolisyachtsales. com Call Jonathan (804) 776-7575 44’ Peterson Center Cockpit ‘77 Legendary cruising boat for safe offshore sailing. SSB, Radar, Inverter, 2 x fridges, new rigging in ’08. Well priced at $109,500 in Deltaville VA. Photos www.annapolisyachtsales. com. Call Anne (804) 776-7575. spinsheet.com

46’ Beneteau 461 ‘01 Bruce Farr design by Beneteau USA. Live aboard or cruise. Day charter permit & mooring in the USVI available. Never bareboat chartered. Captain maintained to high standard. $199,000 Call Paul Rosen (410) 267-8181, paul@annapolisyachtsales.com 47’ Beneteau First 47.7 2 available. Now in Annapolis. Both of these great Beneteau First designs can be raced or cruised in comfort. Starting at $284,900. Call Dan Nardo for more information. 410-267-8181 or dan@annapolisyachtsales.com 49’ Centurion ’09 Capriccio is a one-of-a-kind shoal keel blue water cruiser! Very well equipped with Radar/Chart Plotter, Auto Pilot, Dinghy w/OB and much more. Pristine cond. Recent price reduction to $299,500. Call Denise (410)267-8181 or denise@ annapolisyachtsales.com

49’ Centurion ‘92 Capriccio is a one-of-a-kind shoal keel blue water cruiser! Very well equipped with Radar/Chart Plotter, Auto Pilot, Dinghy w/Outboard and much more. Pristine cond. Recent price reduction to $295,000. Call Denise (410 )267-8181 or denise@ annapolisyachtsales.com

35’ Pearson ’82 This is the nicest, cleanest P35 I’ve seen. She’s beautiful & ready to sail 3’9” draft, air, new standing rigging & canvas $39,500, bayharborbrokerage. com, (757) 480-1073. 38’ C&C Landfall ‘84 Solid capable cruising boat. 4”11” draft. new canvas, epoxy bottom. New dark blue paint job. $65,000 bayharborbrokerage.com, (757) 480-1073.

39’ Grand Soleil ’85 Very well built, offshore capable, many upgrades including rebuilt dsl and new cushions $105,000 bayharborbrokerage.com (757) 480-1073. 44’ Brewer ’88 Center cockpit fully equipped cruising boat. in mast furling, generator/ air ready to go south $170,000 bayharborbrokerage.com (757) 480-1073.

27’ S2 ’86 Well maintained, low hrs on dsl. $12,000. Coastal Yacht Sales (757) 285-7059 .

30’ Hunter 30T Walk thru transom, new cushions, new Harkin RF and more. $36,900. Coastal Yacht Sales (757) 2857059. 356 Hunter ’04 In Mast Main furler super clean and well maintained $124,900. Coastal Yacht Sales (757) 285-705.

30’ Ericson ‘81 Very clean. Brand new teak and holly sole. Diesel. Lots of upgrades and good maintenance. Great for cruiser/ racer! $17,900 (410) 269-0939, ww.crusaderyachts.com

30’ Catalina ’93 Tall rig fin keel with walk thru transom, super clean and well maintained $37,500. Coastal Yacht Sales (757) 285-7059.

NEW AT WALCZAK YACHTS VIKING IV was Oyster Marines first build over 60 feet and was their showpiece in 1989. Designed to cruise remote locations like Antarctica, the former engineer who commissioned her specified top-of-the-line gear and redundancy, (like Reckmann hydraulic furling, a retractable hydraulic bow thruster, below waterline foam insulation, two gensets and twin Mercedes diesels). She is equipped to be self-sustaining for long periods of time. She rounded Cape Horn on her maiden voyage to her first home port in Chile and has been continuously maintained and upgraded. Freshwater sailed and dry-stored indoors for the past few winter seasons, she recently voyaged the 3000 miles from Chicago to Florida via the St Lawrence Seaway and is ready to go anywhere. Contact Central/Exclusive Agent Frank Gary, CPYB 410-703-4017 cell or frank@walczakyacht.com

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44’ Pacific Seacraft ‘93 Rare to have one of these beautiful American-built, long-distance cruisers on the market. $340,000. Large selection new/ used Pacific Seacrafts. (410) 269-0939 www.crusaderyachts.com 50’ Beneteau 50 ’00 Owners Version - highly desirable 2 cabin, a/c, roller furling jib and main, Generator ’07, Power winches, swim platform, twin helm. $265,000. (410) 269-0939 www.crusaderyachts.com

53’ Mason ‘84 White awlgrip hull, non-skid decks (NO TEAK!) New Yanmar dsl and Kohler Generator in 2002. Hood stowaway mainsail, electric primaries. $349,000 (410) 269-0939 www.crusaderyachts.com

31’ Pearson ’88 Main, Genoa, RF, dodger, Yanmar dsl, clean & ready to sail $ 29,900 Call Tony Tumas Cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), Office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details. Email:tony@ greatblueyachts.com

35’ Hunter Legend 35 ’88 Very clean, new sails 2001, new GPS, AP, knot, depth, flat panel TV, Carry-on Air, dodger, bimini many recent upgrades, exceptional cond $45,250 Call Tony Tumas Cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or evening), Office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details. Email:tony@greatblueyachts. com O’Day 37 ’82 Many recent upgrades, very clean, New main, new RF, New transmission, Engine upgrades, New interior cushions, Unique split cabins with 2 heads $39,000 Visit www.greatblueyachts.com for complete details & photos or Call Tony Tumas Cell: (443) 5535046 (day or evening), Office: ( 800) 276-1774 or email: tony@ greatblueyachts.com Hunter 40 ’84 Centerline aft double, heat/air, electric windlass, 2 heads, private v-beth and more $ 54,500 Call Tony Tumas (443) 553-5046, tony@ greatblueyachts.com or visit www.greatblueyachts.com 43’ Philip ’76 Built by Philip & Son Beautiful blue water cruiser/ racer – ready to sail “Boat of the Year” London Boat Show ’76 Cutter rig, wind steering, AP, life raft, newer sails, rebuilt Perkins – a must see! $ 79,900. Call Tony day or evening for complete details 443-553-5046 email: tony@ greatblueyachts.com

24’ Dana (Pacific Seacraft) ’98 Late model with less than 300hrs. on 2GMF dsl. Awlgripped black hull. Below she looks new. Dodger, RF, gas stove w/oven. $70k HYS (410) 271-5266 or dick@hartge.com 32’ Pacific Seacraft motorsailer ’93 4’ draft, generator w/AC, anchor windlass, radar, AP, $100K Hartge Yacht Sales (410) 867-7240 or dick@ hartge.com

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36’ Mariner ’80 Built in New Hampshire ( not the Far East ) Classic New England design with a solid fiberglass hull. Dodger, bimini, Harken RF, 4 cylinder dsl. $49,500. HYS (410) 271-5266 or dick@hartge.com 37’ Crealock ’90 Classic offshore cruiser by Pacific Seacraft. Cutter rig, recent sails, AC, refrig, single sideband, Autopilot and hard dodger. $149. Hartge Yacht Sales (410) 867-7240 or dick@ hartge.com 42’ Whitby Ketch-Cutter ’86 This is one of the last built (hull #329) at Kurt Hasen’s yard in Canada. Everything you could want ( generator: air etc ) and in great cond. 127k Hartge Yacht Sales (410) 867 7240 or dick@hartge. com

30’ S2 ’80 Dsl, wheel, shoal, RF, $13,500 Lippincott Marine (410) 827-9300. 30’ Seidelmann ’84 30T, Yanmar 13hp dsl, RF, shoal $14,500 Lippincott Marine (410) 827-9300. 36’ Moody ’82 Motorsailer, sloop, Volvo 62hp, RF, AP & $51,000 Lippincott Marine (410) 827-9300. 36’ Catalina MKII ’96 Univ. 30hp dsl, radar, inverter, R/F $88,500 Lippincott Marine (410) 827-9300 37’ Hunter 376 ’96 Yanmar dsl, RF, AP, AC/Gen, new listing $82,500 www.lippincottmarine. com, (410) 827-9300. 40’ Hunter ’95 Yanmar 50hp, elect., self-tailing main, full batten main w/Dutchman, Air, AP, inverter $129,500 Lippincott Marine (410) 827-9300.


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19’ Trophy ’02 Brand New 2009 130 HP ETEC Evinrude. SS Prop. Complete re-rig. $28,500. Call Matt at (410) 533-6946. Luhrs Tournament Sport Fish 340 ’86 Twin dsl, outrigger, hard-top. $32,500. Call Matt at (410) 533-6946.

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Sunfish & Sunfish/ Phantom Both boats are complete. The Sunfish/Phantom has a Sunfish hull and Phantom rig & sail. Sunfish $600. Sunfish/ Phantom $400. Contact Norris at (410) 742-6795 or (443) 944-3322 or nhowardboats@aol.com 33’ Carver Mariner ’84 Sleeps 6, private staterm, enclosed fly bridge, swim platform, 2-zone AC, range & oven, refrigerator & freezer, pressurized h/c water, enclosed head w/shower, toilet & w& and twin 350 hp engines w/ low hrs. This boat is in great cond. Only $23,000. Norris Howard Yacht Broker (410) 742-6795 or (443) 944-3322 or nhowardboats@aol. com 36’ Mariner ’81 pro-furl genoa, wheel steering, Perkins dsl auxiliary, propane stove & oven, refrigeration, AP, inverter, electronics, and equipped for long range cruising, $47,900 Norris C. Howard, Yacht Broker, (410) 742-6795 or (443) 944-3322 or nhowardboats@aol.com.


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Tayana Ctr Ckpt `98 $560,000 Mason `84 $349,000 Antigua `86 $194,900 Bristol `87 $389,000 Beneteau `00 $265,000 Morgan Nelson Marek `85 $89,995 Pacific Seacraft `93 $340,000 Saga CLS `00 $250,000 Moody 425 `90 $160,000 C&C shoal `88 $93,500 Sceptre `88 $178,000 Pacific Seacraft `98 $310,000 C&C `91 $135,000 Jeanneau `07 $210,000 Southern Cross `82 $97,500 Ericson 38-200 `89 $83,250

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Delphia `06 $139,000 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey `97 $92,000 Pacific Seacraft 2 from $139,000 Pearson `82 $44,900 Kaiser Gale Force `80 $89,000 Pacific Seacraft `98 $149,900 Bavaria `06 $89,000 Pacific Seacraft `04 $160,000 Ericson dsl, nice `81 $17,900 Nonsuch `95 $59,000 Pacific Seacraft Dana `90 $55,900

J/80 '94 Hull #57. Very fast J/80 and ready to start winning races. Located in Annapolis. Offered at $27,500. Contact Ken at (410) 280-2038 or Ken@northpointyachtsales.com

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J/30 '79 and '81 Both in good condition. Great racer for one design on the Bay. Offered starting at $22,000. Contact David at (410) 280-2038 or David@northpointyachtsales.com

Catalina 36 MKII 1996 Wing Keel, davits, A/C, heat, radar, AP, Garmin GPS, more! $88,500

30’ 1984 Seldelmann 30T Yanmar 13hp DSL, RF, shoal

$ 14,500

30’ 1980 S2 DSL, wheel steer, shoal draft, DF

$ 13,500

31’ 1983 Dufour 3800 Volvo dsl, wheel. Call/OFFERS

$ 23,500

34‘ 1980 Gale Force Yanmar 38hp, full keel, cutter rig 36’ 1979 Islander Freeport 36, Plan A, Perkins DSL, R/F

SOLD $ 33,900

J/105 ’98 Known for performance, one-design racing and fantastic short handed daysailing. The owner of this boat has taken excellent care and it shows almost as new. Starting at $89,000. Contact Paul Mikulski at (410) 280-2038 or Paul@northpointyachtsales.com

36‘ 1982 Moody Motorsailer, sloop,Volvo 62hp, RF, aft cabin $ 51,000 36’ 1996 Catalina MK II Univ 30hp DSL radar, inverter, R/F $ 88,500 37’ 1996 Hunter 376 Yanmar DSL, RF, AP, AC/Gen


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

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C&C 115 ’06 is a wonderful cruiser racer. This is in like new cond. and has a long list of options. She is painted claret red and is ready to go for you to enjoy. PRICE REDUCTION $209,000. Contact Ken at (410) 280-2038 or Ken@northpointyachtsales.com

Pearson 39 Yawl ’77 is a particularly handsome boat, accented by her sweeping sheer line, tumblehome topside and dainty reversed transom. She offers solid construction, great cockpit and a large, sensible interior with unusually generous storage throughout. Offered at $ 54,900. Call David Malkin @ (410) 280-2038 or email at David@northpointyachtsales.com

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J/109 '05 This J/109 is one of the best cruiser racers on the market. The J/109 features the popular carbon fiber retractable bowsprit and asymmetric spinnaker system and a cruisable 2-cabin interior layout with standing headroom. Excellent condition and list of upgrades. Offered at $177,000. Contact Ken at (410) 280-2038 or Ken@northpointyachtsales.com

Tartan 3500 '97 ideal size for a family cruising boat. Excellent Condition and fully equipped. Offered at $115,000 Contact Ken at (410) 280-2038 or Ken@northpointyachtsales.com



YACHT SALES J/120 ’94 NEW PRICE! Antares has a white hull w/red boot stripe, and buff two tone decks that are in great cond. Some of the features are Carbon mast, factory rebuilt NKE instruments & updated AP, Furuno radar, tan canvas, propane stove, refrigeration. Offered at $179,900. Contact Paul Mikulski at (410) 280-2038 or Paul@northpointyachtsales.com

Beneteau 461 '00 Two cabin cruiser with traditional exterior lines complement an incredibly spacious, bright and well-ventilated interior. NEW PRICE $184,995. Contact Ken Comerford at (410) 280-2038 or





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Beneteau 423 ’06 is in superb cond. and has a comprehensive inventory. Totally equipped for cruising and built for any sea w/comfort & amenities second to none. No options left out including AC, gen set, flat screen TVs, AP linked w/radar & chart. Don’t miss this superb chance to purchase a beautiful 423 for a great price! Offered at $239,000 Contact Ken at (410 ) 280-2038 or Ken@northpointyachtsales.com

J/42 ’00 lightly used and stunningly beautiful w/carbon mast, standard keel, B&G’s, water maker, custom canvas and all the right factory options make this a very desirable boat for you to consider for serious cruising. NEW PRICE - $259,000. Contact Paul at (410) 280-2038 or Paul@northpointyachtsales.com

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Hunter 33 ’09 Lil’ Nudge II-New Listing! AC/Heat, AP, GPS, Windlass, bimini, dodger, connector, refrigeration, & more. $125,000 Norton’s Yacht Sales (804) 776-9211, www.nortonyachts.com Hunter 41 ’06 Aquadoc Generator, AC/heat, in-mast furling, ugraded eng 54hp Yanmar, inverter, AP 6000, ST60 wind, freezer, cockpit cushions, Supreme shades, dinette table/leaf, TV/DVD, 3 burner stove w/oven, quiet flush head system, bimini, dodger & connector, $215,000 Norton’s Yacht Sales (804) 7769211, www.nortonyachts.com Hunter 456 ’02 Alcyone 8KW Gen, ST60 wind, ST60 Tridata, A/C, GPS, davits, dinghy, two tvs/dvds, cockpit cushions, bowthruster, Autopilot ST7001+, RayMarine chartplotter RL70+. $249,000 Norton’s Yacht Sales (804 )7769211 www.nortonyachts.com Hunter 456 ‘05 Persystence AC/Heat, apparent wind machine, Eco Flush heads(2), VHF at the helm, In-Mast furling, GPS/radar, AP 6000+, bow thruster, Sirius Sat weather; Lifetag system; 100 amp alternator; Link 2000; spinnaker; Kato davits, Avon Rover RIB dinghy; Mercury 9.9 HP 2 stroke OB; LOADED $250,000 Norton Yacht Sales (804) 776-9211 www.nortonyachts.com

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410.685.0295 ext. 223 Boats for Sale: 17' Waverider trimaran/kayak (1997) Lightweight performance craft. A single seat rocket ship. $1000 21 ft Elor 6.5 meter (1975) a Paul Elvstrom design very seaworthy. 12 sails including 4 spinakers. Newly upholsterd. $1200 22' Hunter 22 (1984) keel model. 2 Mains, r/f jib, 8 hp Electric start Longshaft 4cycle Tohatsu ob, autohelm. $2000 23 ft Spirit 23 (1979) Keel/cb sloop. Main,Jib, Jenny. Stove, anchor, 9.9 hp long shaft Evinrude OB, EZ Loader dual axle trailer (boat weighs 2800 lbs) $2500 25' Cal 25 (1970) Recent Main, Genny, w.jib, Spinnaker, Bimini, s/s grill, 9.9 hp OMC Yachttwin OB. In sound condition, ready to go $1200 27' C&C 27 (1971) w/Atomic 4, Main, R/F Genny, w/jib, Bimini. Clean, ready $5500 Coming in: 30 ft Frers 30 (1987) Diesel, racing sails. Call 34 C&C (1979) good condition, atomic 4, 7 sails. Call Columbia 26 (1969) w/7.5 hp Honda OB. Call POWER BOATS 17' Ebb Tide (1986) 4-cyl Mercruiser I/O boat cover & trailer $2500 34' Chris Craft Crowne 34 (1995) twin 454 ci Volvos straight drives, 338 hrs. Available for long term charter

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17’ Vanguard Nomad ‘04 Wonderful daysailer w/full cover & single axle trailer. Self-bailing cockpit, stern ladder, 4 storage lockers in cockpit, ctrboard, builtin spin pole, North sails-main,jib & asymmetrical spinnaker, RF head sail etc. Hook her to the car & you’re ready to go. Asking $7000 OBYS (410) 226-0100. 33’ Cape Dory Sloop ’81 Original owner boat that has only been sailed on the Chesapeake Bay. Draft 4’10”, Volvo dsl engine, Hood RF for head sail, Lewmar winches, mail, jib & genoa. She is lightly equipped but the Cape Dory is known for being a very capable cruiser. This is an honest vessel. Asking $33,000 OBYS(410) 2260100. 37’ Tartan Blackwatch ‘69 Yanmar dsl, 3’10” with her centerboard up. Maja is a lovely, traditional vessel. Her hull sides were recently refinished by Hinckley (dark blue) as well as having a custom rub rail installed. This is one of the first years the Blackwatch had a fiberglass molded cabin top. Own a true classic, asking $35,000 OBYS (410) 226-0100. 52’ Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 52.2 ’97 Marilyn Ann has been nicely maintained by her original owner. She has US Stainless steel standing rigging rather than the European. She is well equipped and with her 3 staterms is ready to take her next family cruising. Asking $335,000 OBYS (410) 2260100.

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www.regent-point.com 25’ Cape Dory ‘78 “Doo Dah Day Quantum Sails, RF, 2004 6 HP Four Stroke OB, Great Day Sailor, Clean in very good cond., Asking: $9,500 Call Regent Point Marina (804) 758-4457, www.regentpoint.com 27’ Cape Dory ’79 Auriana 8 HP Yanmar dsl. RF, Quantum Sails Asking: $14,900 Call Regent Point Marina (804) 758-4457, www. regent-point.com 30’ Cape Dory Intrepid 9M Verdandi One of only 50 built, stable and fast, lazy jacks, 4 sails, 15 hp Yanmar dsl, New Lewmar 40 ST winches, Ready to sail away. Asking: $13,500 Call Regent point Marina @ (804) 758-4457 www. regent-point.com 30’ Catalina ’87 Prelude Motivated seller! Will pay 6 months slip fees @ RPM. 23 HP Universal dsl, fully equipped, very clean, ready to go, Asking: $20,900 Call Regent Point Marina @ (804) 7584457 www.regent-point.com. 35.5 Hunter Legend ’88 Ladybug 27 HP Yanmar dsl, A/C-Heat Pump, Ref, Auto Helm, RF, dodger, bimini, Many features. Asking: $49,950 Call Regent Point Marina @ 804-758-4457, www. regent-point.com. 37’ Hunter Legend ’87 Ready to go cruising, all the extras like radar, chartplotter auto helm, AC/ HT, ref/fr, RF and much more, Asking: $57,900 Regent Point Marina (804) 758-4457 www. regent-point.com

(410) 626-0273 crab-sailing.org For more information on these and other boats call Don Backe, (410) 626-0273. Proceeds from these sales support Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB), a not-for-profit group which provides sailing opportunities for people with disabilities. CRAB accepts boat donations.

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Valiant 40 ’91 One of the last 40s built in Texas, beautiful teak interior, well equipped, AC/Heat, new sails, all amenities. $219K RogueWave Yacht Sales, (410) 571-2955. Rogue Wave is a unique brokerage firm dedicated to helping sailors spend their hardearned money wisely on high quality, ocean-going vessels of substance and character. If you want a good solid boat, or you want to sell your blue water boat, call RogueWave (410) 571-2955 for an appointment and VISIT US at www.RogueWaveYachtSales. com or at Port Annapolis Marina! Think Beyond the Bay! Bristol Channel Cutter 28 ’95 Classic Lyle Hess BCC equipped to the max for world cruising complete refit in 07 stem to stern, new rigging, new electronics, dsl heat, water maker, everything…Just go! Four available! RogueWave Yacht Sales, (410) 571-2955. Tayana 37 Ketch ’88 Very nice. Lightly used. No teak decks. New Schaefer in-boom furling Quantum full batten mainsail, electric winch, new dinghy, low eng hrs. Only $99K RogueWave Yacht Sales, (410) 571-2955. Fast Passage 39 ’00 This is the last Fast Passage ever built. Beautiful two-stateroom boat. Great engine access. Outrageously low hrs and use! A rare opportunity. Bring Offers! RogueWave Yacht Sales, (410) 571-2955. Shearwater 39 ’91 Made famous by the voyages of Ithaca, this is a real bluewater boat. Maintained in perfect cond.! Fully equipped. In Annapolis! RogueWave Yacht Sales. (410) 571-2955. J/120 40 ‘01 Rare perfectly maintained J120 with carbon fiber spar, all new electronics, incredible sail inventory. RogueWave (410) 571-2955.

42’ Cabo Rico ’07 Brand spanking new! Chuck Paine design. Gorgeous cutter. Offshore equipped. In boom furling, genset, water maker, AC/heat, Espar, great electronics, electric winches, bow thruster, life raft. Further REDUCED! RogueWave YS, (410) 571-2955, www.RogueWaveYachtSales. com Valiant 42 ‘08 Brand new Valiant loaded with every option. Come see the Valiant experts. RogueWave YS (410) 571-2955. Dufour 45 Classic ’98 Modern, sleek, fast, fun, & low maintenance, this 3 cabin, 2 head layout is a great family boat for the Caribbean voyage you are planning. $189K REDUCED! RogueWave Yacht Sales, (410) 571-2955. Sunward Center Cockpit Ketch 48 ’89 Perfect family voyager S&S designed, American built, 3 stateroom, wonderful center cockpit, completely equipped, ICW friendly, voyager. $224K! Dufour 45 Classic ’98 Modern, sleek, fast, fun. RogueWave YS (410) 5712955.

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32’ Catalina 320 ‘99 Loaded $72,000 Contact: Tom Lippincott (410) 639-9380,tom@saltyachts. com www.sailingassociates.com broker@sailingassociates.com

28’ Sabre ‘73 Rebuilt Atomic 4 engine. Asking $9,000. Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171 30’ Tartan ‘76 Nice looking boat. $12,500 Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171 33’ Pearson ’86 Pearson quality, great cruiser, very clean boat. $38,900 Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171 35’ O’Day ‘87 New listing $37,000. A great cruising boat. Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171 40’ Palmer Johnson ’78 Traditional ocean racer, ready to go. $59,900 Call Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171 42’ Endeavour Center Cockpit ’85 This world cruiser has many recent upgrades. At $109,000 she is a good value. Sailing Associates (410) 2758171.

29.9’ Bristol Wonderful Condition…Price reduced to $25,500 Contact: Tom Lippincott 410 639-9380, tom@saltyachts. com 30’ Lippincott ‘83 Lots of upgrades, newer Yanmar, electronic & sails…solid! …$24,500 Contact: Tom Lippincott (410) 639-9380, tom@saltyachts.com 31’ Catalina 310 ‘03 Very low hrs $ CALL Contact: Tom Lippincott (410) 639-9380, tom@saltyachts. com

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32’ O’Day 322 ‘89 New genoa, asking $27,900… offers encouraged! Contact: Tom Lippincott 410 639-9380, tom@ saltyachts.com 35’ C&C 35 ‘84 mkIII Very well equipped & maintained, loads of sails, baltoplate bottom, Fast yet set up to cruise comfortably…$56,000, Contact: Tom Lippincott (410) 639-9380, tom@saltyachts.com 35’ Tartan 3500 ‘98 Ready to cruise Tartan 3500, air, davits, radar and more…$149,000 Contact: Tom Lippincott (410) 6399380, tom@saltyachts.com 36’ C&C 110 ‘05 Shoal draft version, great performance cruiser or buoy racer. Less than 60 hrs!... $163,000 Contact: Tom Lippincott (410) 639-9380, tom@saltyachts. com 40’ Hunter 40.5 Legend ’97 loaded with goodies, great Chesapeake or beyond boat!...$ CALL Contact: Tom Lippincott (410) 639-9380, tom@saltyachts.com 42’ Pearson 422 ‘84 Roomy center cockpit, huge queen centerline aft! tons of upgrades ready to go…$130,000 Contact: Tom Lippincott (410) 639-9380, tom@saltyachts.com 45’ Jeanneau two to choose from! ’05 SO45 Excellent cond., making money in a successful charter operation on the Upper Bay…. $299,000, ’02 45.2 Excellent cond., NEVER chartered, one owner, loaded...$269,000, Contact: Tom Lippincott (410) 6399380, tom@saltyachts.com

Beneteau 343 ’06 Our Trade. Bimini, AP, Air & More. Freshwater /Lightly used – New bottom paint, ready to cruise in comfort! asking $124,000 – Make an offer – MUST GO SOON! Call Mike Titgemeyer (410) 263-6111 or mike@tartanccannapolis.com

Tartan 3400 – 2007 & 2008 Two to Choose from 2007 is very lightly used, owner is going power and wants her sold, asking 179k - 2008 is new dealer demo... management says it must go - Call for Details on boats boats - Great opportunity compared to new order!!! (410)263-6111 or any of our brokers, Tom L, Scott, Mike or Tom S www.tartanccannapolis.com

Tartan 3500 ‘00 Has it all! Air, Windlass, Dodger, Bimini, Autopilot, Radar Plotter. Just needs a destination. Very clean, well cared for and ready to go. Owner is going power, great opportunity! Listing Broker - Mike Titgemeyer (410) 263-6111

Tartan 3700 – 2008 Dealer Demo, needs a good home. Excellent incentives on this boat only, Hull # 143. Located at our Annapolis Office. Test Sails available. Management says she has to go. Give us a call to find out what an excellent opportunity she is! Call any of the offices / Brokers for details. www.tartanccannapolis.com

C&C 115 ‘05 INFRINGER Well equipped for racing or cruising. New 3DL inventory and original Doyle inventory, faired foils, new saildrive, refer, autopilot and more. Located here in Annapolis – Contact Scott Dodge listing broker asking $190,000 (410)263-6111 or www.tartanccannapolis.com

Tartan 4400 '05 Beautifully maintained, offshore equipped and ready! Replacement costs is over 650k - Air, Genset, Windlass, Leisure Furl - can't add much more. Custom Three cabin layout. Owner has decided on the next boat, if you are serious about sailing and cruising, this is the one! Asking $499,000 - Call Mike Titgemeyer to get aboard. (410) 263-6111 or www.tartanccyachts.com





410-923-1400 • 443-223-7864 43’ Saga ’03 priced to sell, asking $267,000. "BANDIT" has two sleeping cabins, Queen forward, two heads, cherry interior, good electrical and navigation equipment. Call Frank Gary (410) 703-4017

www.walczakyacht.com Walczak Yacht will have a selection of brokerage boats at the Yacht Basin outside our office and adjoining the Annapolis Boat Show during the show. Please contact any of our brokers to discuss listing your boat in preparation for the boat show. (410) 268-1611 walczakyacht@yahoo.com

Beneteau 367 ‘03 Shallow Draft version of Farr Design Team’s Boat of the Year. 3 Cabin with Air Cond. Lightly used fast and fun. Call Chris at Walczak Yacht Brokerage Service 410-268-1611 or email walczakyacht@yahoo.com

41' Bristol Aft Cockpit '81 Good condition Bristol with lot's of equipment, and a proper asking price of $145,000 Call Frank Gary (410)703-4017 www.walczakyacht.com

50' Hinckley '81 yawl in Annapolis with recent upgrades, ready to sail away. Three staterooms, generator, good equipment list. $347,500 Contact Frank Gary of Walczak Yacht Brokerage 410-703 4017 www.walczakyacht.com

68' Oyster Low-Profile Pilothouse '89 with twin diesel engines, two generators, bow thruster, 3 staterooms + crew, loaded with equipment. $695,000 Contact Frank Gary 410-703 4017 of Walczak Yacht Brokerage www.walczakyacht.com

34' Kaiser Gale Force ´82 Edelweiss is a bargain! Priced for immediate sale! Well-rigged, set up to singlehand. Great shape, has almost new engine, sails, paint, rigging. On land in St. Lucia. Survey Available. $59,900. Photos @ www.yachtview.com (410) 923-1400 or (443) 223-7864 John Kaiser/cell anytime

34' Kaiser Gale Force ´81 Otter is a beautifully maintained and constantly upgraded yacht. Rare to the market, the Gale Force 34' is a heavily built and semicustom offshore sailing yacht built in Wilmington Delaware by Kaiser Yachts. $79,900 Photos @ www.yachtview.com (410) 923-1400 or (443) 223-7864 John Kaiser/cell anytime

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35’ Pearson ‘70 Kia Koa Well-appointed and priced to move, shallow draft, centerboard, new dodger, nice and clean, great condition. Make an offer! $16,900 Photos @ www.yachtview.com (410) 923-1400 or (443) 223-7864 John Kaiser/cell anytime

41’ Bristol ’82 Valkyrie is a very well maintained and recently upgraded Bristol 41.1, shallow draft, centerboard, center cockpit. Upgrades include all electronics, 60 HP Yanmar diesel with stainless shaft, a Vinylester barrier coat and a re-varnished interior! Recent survey $145,000 Photos @ www.yachtview.com (410) 923-1400 or (443) 223-7864 John Kaiser/cell anytime


28’ Oday '77 A diamond in the ruff. Furling gear, genoa. Atomic 4 (turns over but does not run). Well maintained until a few years ago. Health forces sale. offers. bentmck3@gmail.com (410) 271-4329. For more pic go to: oday28.tumblr.com

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R & R Charters Crewed day, weekend, and week-long charters, leaving from Kent Narrows. Also available certified ASA sail classes. Contact Capt. Dave at (570) 690-3645, renolldh@epix. net, www.randrchartersandsailschool.net

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Beautiful fast sailing 2004 Bavaria 36' sailing yacht available for bareboat in the Northern Chesapeake.

3 private cabins, sleeps 6. Full electronics, AC

Offshore Passage Opportunities # 1 Crew Networking Service. Sail for free on OPBs. Call for free brochure and membership application. Call 1-800-4-PASSAGe for info or www.sailopo.com Sail a Swan Offshore in our Offshore Program.

call 410-708-1362 or see www.auroracharters.net

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DELIVERIES Experienced USCG Licensed Captains • Delivery • Charter • Training • Power or Sail


Anywhere between Florida, Maine or Bahamas

Delivery and Instruction at the Same Time Seven-time ASA Outstanding Instructor will help you move your sailboat and offer additional training at the same time. Contact Captain Keith at (570) 956-5024 or homedock@ ptd.net www.jacksonsailing.com Delivery Captain Local and long-distance, sail and power. Twenty years experience with clean insurance-approved resume and references available. Recent trips include Chesapeake: from Long Island, to Bermuda, from Miami, to Caribbean and trans-Atlantic. Contact Simon Edwards – (410) 212-9579, stredwards@gmail.com



Marine Moisture Meters For fiberglass and wood. Non-destructive, simple to use and understand. Electrophysics, Tramex Skipper Plus, and Sovereign meters in stock. J.R. Overseas Co. (502) 228-8732, www. jroverseas.com Winter Cover for a 37 Beneteau Covering the toe rail. New and never used. Great buy! $2500 Please call (410) 451-2320 or email dlg55@comcast.net.


ULTIMATE DINGHY LADDER • Collapses to 16” • Extends Rigidly into Water • Stainless Steel Construction

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Accent Graphics.............................73 Anchorage Marina.........................63 Annapolis Accommodations..........88 Annapolis Bay Charters.................59 Annapolis Boat Shows...................51 Annapolis Harbor Boatyard...........25 Annapolis Performance Sailing.. 75,91



Annapolis Sailing Fitness............111 Annapolis Sailyard.........................21


BUY ONLINE AT SCANDIA MARINE PRODUCTS www.up-n-out.com (651) 433-5058

Annapolis School of Seamanship..33 Annapolis Yacht Sales..............15,97


Atlantic Spars & Rigging...............55

SpinSheet and PropTalk are seeking a college-aged writer for a fall 2009 internship. Writing, sailing, and/or powerboating experience preferred. 6-8 hours in the Annapolis office per week, with an end-of-semester stipend. Send resumes and 2-3 writing samples to molly@ spinsheet.com by September 15.

Bacon & Associates.......................16

Graphic Design Intern PropTalk and SpinSheet magazines are looking for a graphic design intern. If you have experience in Illustrator, Photoshop, DreamWeaver, and InDesign and are looking for practical experience designing print and web marketing, advertising, and promotional pieces, this is the job for you. Hours are flexible. We’re willing to work with your college to set you up for college credit. Send resume to mary@proptalk.com. No calls please.

Bert Jabin’s Yacht Yard.................77

Rigging Salesman/Estimator Must be able to go aloft. Send resume to crl@ chesapeakerigging.com or call (410) 6937500. Sailboat Rigger Work at the best known rigging and spar shop on the Chesapeake. Fulltime, year-round position, full benefits. Call Tom at Chesapeake Rigging Ltd./Annapolis Spars (410) 268-0956 ext. 103. The Annapolis Boat Show is currently hiring workers for the October shows. Must be available Oct. 1 - 21. Physical labor required. Call Marci (410) 517-9979.

Baltimore Marine Center...............67 Bay Ridge Laundromat..................64 Bay Shore Marine..........................87 Bermuda Ocean Race.....................79 Beta Marine....................................73 Blue Water Sailing.........................38 Boatyard Bar & Grill.....................30 Boatyard Beach Party....................31 Campbell’s Boatyards....................54 Canvas Store..................................26 Capital Logo...................................88 Casa Rio Marina............................70 CBYRA..........................................92 CDI.................................................49 Center Dock Marina.....................100 Chesapeake Marine Railway..........53 Chesapeake Rigging.......................79 Chesapeake Yacht Club.................63 Coastal Climate Control.................11 Coastal Properties............................6 Coppercoat USA............................32

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Scandia Marine Services Inc. Complete Mobile Marine Service


25 Years Experience - Power & Sail


Crescent Marina.............................34 Crusader Yacht Sales.....................98

Euro Marine Trading......................10 EYC Boat Show Bash....................43 Fair Wind Sailing School...............32


Call NOW for Our Winterization Specials! • General Maintenance & Repair • Marine Systems • Rigging • Custom Carpentry • Electrical Systems • Electronics Install • FG Repair & Modification • Custom Design & Fabrication

Deltaville Boatyard...................18,19 Diversified Marine.........................38



Davis’ Pub......................................88 Deltaville Maritime Museum.........71


ABYC Certified Marine Technician




Hull Cleaning and boat services Zincs, Props & Salvage • INSURED


Keith Hopkins


Call for quote 443-790-8827 Diverdown93@comcast.net

Fawcett...........................................35 Hartge Yacht Harbor......................65

Marine Engine Sales, Parts & Service 410-263-8370

Haven Harbour Marina..................68 Horizon Charters..............................4


Hotwire Enterprises.......................50

Complete Underwater Services A



Inner Harbor EAST........................62

Up The C re e k Diving

J. Gordon & Co..............................89 J/World...........................................87 JR Overseas Company...................73

Leeward Market.............................50 Lippincott Marine..........................98




Madden Masts & Rigging..............77

Specializing in bottom cleaning and zinc changes.

Martek Davits.................................73

(443) 763-0994

Nilsen Insurance & Financial.........66 Nor’Banks Sailing..........................47 North Point Yacht Sales.................29 North Sails Chesapeake...................3 Chesapeake Bay Sailing

Authorized Installer



Rebuilt Yanmar 3GMF ’85 $3,995 plus core. Call Chuck @ (610) 996-4634 or email j35medicineman@comcast.net


Helix Mooring

Mooring Installation & Service Underwater Maintenance & Repair

KTI Systems..................................57

Mack Sails......................................68


• 24 Hour Emergency Service • Hull Cleaning • Zinc Replacement • Propeller Sales and Service • Mooring Installation • Salvage and Towing

www.annapolisdivingcontractors.com • 410-251-6538

Intensity Sails.................................79

Landfall Navigation.........................7



Hydrovane International Marine Inc...64


EASTPORT YACHT SALES Brokers for Quality Power & Sail




Shaft/Prop cleaning and service Hull inspection/cleaning Search and Recovery

410-971-4777 COMMANDERDIVE@aol.com Winter Dry Storage $25 per ft. Fall 2009 to April 2010. Includes haul-out, powerwash, blocking, and launch. Patapsco River - Baltimore Outer Harbor, Old Bay Marina, (410) 477-1488 or www.oldbaymarina.com SpinSheet September 2009 107


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Yacht Repairs & Installs Power & Sail. Small jobs to complete refit. Electronics, Electrical, & Onboard Systems. Diver. ABYC & Raymarine Certified. www.Vidnet.org / info@ vidnet.org / Toll-Free (877) 409-3559.


North Sails Direct..........................70 Norton’s Yacht Sales................60,99


Ocean Options................................49

Waterfront, water view, water privileged, whatever. Expert handling from search through settlement and all the pesky little details in between. (410) 703-2350 (410) 972-4090 Susan-Nealey.com


Patsy Ewenson...............................50 Pettit Marine Paint Vivid...............74 Planet Hope....................................53 Port Annapolis...............................36

Your online source for quality pre-owned sails!

Portside Marine..............................62 Pride of Baltimore II......................48 Pro Valor Charters.........................59

Bosun Yacht Services, LLC Running rigging specialists. Assembling and splicing halyards, sheets, control lines, etc. Polyester to PBO. Contact Dave at (410) 533-0458 or dave@rigbos.com. See www.rigbos.com for more information.



Sailrite Enterprises.........................66

Quantum.......................................112 Relms Landscaping........................54 RogueWave Yacht Brokerage......101 Santa Cruz Yachts............................2

West Systems • MAS Epoxy

Scan Marine...................................57 Schaefer..........................................69 Singles on Sailboats.......................60 Spring Cove Marina.......................36

Bacon Sails &

Marine Supplies

Steven Uhthoff Marine Surveys...100 Porpoise Sailing Services New Custom Sails New & Used Surplus Sails New & Used Roller Furling Systems




porpoisesailing@yahoo.com • 800.507.0119 www.porpoisesailing.com

SCHOOLS FREE Rally - 10th Annual NARC Rally (North American Rally to the Caribbean) Departure from Newport RI Nov 1st 2009 (or best weather window thereafter) for Bermuda & Caribbean. Call 1-800-4-PASSAGe for info or www.sailopo.com

Stur-Dee Boat.................................73 T2P.TV..........................................73 Tartan C&C Yachts......................101 Tour Du Port..................................86 TrawlerFest....................................39 UK-Halsey Sailmakers.....................9 Vane Brothers................................48 Walczak Yacht Sales......................95 Weems and Plath............................71 West Marine..............................13,23 West River Rigging........................34 White Rocks Yachting Center.......27 Womanship International...............55

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SLIPS 25 Ton Lift!

SLIPS 30’ - 35’ Slips Available Annapolis City Marina, Ltd. in the heart of Eastport. Includes electric, water, restrooms with showers, and gated parking. Give us a call at (410) 268-0660, www.annapoliscitymarina.com.

Slips up to 50'


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20Min. From DC Beltway

Accredited Marine Surveyor Capt. Jon Sheller, AMS, Established 1980, serving MD/ DC/VA, SAMS & ABYC accredited. Power & Sail, Gas & Diesel. Pre-Purchase, Insurance, Finance, Corrosion (410) 349-7016, jons2011@aol.com




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Need to buy, sell or rent a slip?

20’ - 40’ Slips, Pier 4 Marina 301 4th St., Eastport, across from Annapolis Yacht Club. Keep your boat where the Hinckley and Sabre dealers keep theirs. Electric, water, & showers. (410) 990-9515. www.pier4annapolis.com 28’ - 38’ Slips Power & sail, cozy & intimate MD Clean Marina, Deale, MD. Great boating & fishing, protected harbor, free Wi-Fi & pumpout, 30 mins. from DC. (410) 867-7919, www. rockholdcreekmarina.com

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Sailboat Trailers & Cradles

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Viking Trailers 724-789-9194


There’s a wonderful world around us. Full of fascinating places. Interesting people. Amazing cultures. Important challenges. But sadly, our kids are not getting the chance to learn about their world. When surveys show that half of America’s youth cannot locate India or Iraq on a map, then we have to wonder what they do know about their world. That’s why we created MyWonderfulWorld.org. It’s part of a free National Geographic-led campaign to give your kids the power of global knowledge. Go there today and help them succeed tomorrow. Start with our free parent and teacher action kits. And let your kids begin the adventure of a lifetime.

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SURVEYORS ABYI Marine Surveyors, LLC Sailboat & powerboat surveys, big or small, gas or dsl. Contact Derek Rhymes, NAMS-CMS and SAMS A.M.S. (410) 268-4404 or toll-free (866) 608-4404.

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Tired of Paying Too Much For crowded Solomons? Come join others who switched to the open waters of the Potomac. Deep-water slips, covered slips, Jet Ski & boat lifts, ramp. Breton Bay area, Leonardtown, MD. Combs Creek Marina (301) 475-2017, combscreekmarina.com

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Chesapeake Bay Sailing

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CHESAPEAKE CLASSIC Walter Cronkite (1916-2009)

Walter Cronkite and Mike Ashford on Chessie Racing during the 1998 Whitbread Race Stopover on the Chesapeake. Photo courtesy of Mike Ashford


ometimes referred to as the “most trusted man in America,” pioneer news anchorman Walter Cronkite was a lifelong lover of sailing with close ties to the Chesapeake Bay. As an honorary chair of the Annapolisbased National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF), his support was instrumental in launching the fledgling project. NSHOF executive director Lee Tawney says, “Having his support so early on created a lot of the initial energy of the project.” Annapolis sailor Mike Ashford sailed with Cronkite on New England vacations, on Bermuda races, in the Caribbean, and every fall on a “boy’s sail” on the Chesapeake Bay. The “boys” were mostly former military pilots (“too many captains,” according to Ashford). Cronkite became the commodore of the group.

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“He truly, truly loved sailing,” says Ashford. “If you sailed with him, and you docked for the night and came across even the best motel-boatel, you didn’t dare get a room. He thought everyone liked getting wet and having rain drip down their collars.” In his eloquent eulogy delivered at Cronkite’s funeral, Ashford says, “Sailing with Walter was not for the faint of heart. Wind, sea conditions? Bah! Hoist all sail. Point her seaward, and away we go. The brave crew hanging on for dear life, the lee rail under, spray flying port and starboard. Walter, hunkered over the helm, would catch my eye, grin, and over the racquet of the wind say, ‘Spectacular!’” To learn more about NSHOF and see videos of Cronkite’s America’s Cup interviews, visit nshof.org.


2008 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year

2008 Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year

Chesapeake Bay Sailing

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