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Following last year’s 70-mile Governor’s Cup Race in Maryland, 14-year-old Taylor Ward competed in the 750-mile Bermuda Ocean Race this year—and he’s a little older than some of the other young sailors who competed in long overnight distance races with their families this year. Bay sailors share the joys of going the distance with their children on the team. by Tracy Leonard


Sailing with Other People’s Kids We joke a lot about sailing on Other People’s Boats (OPB)… but what are the risks and rewards of sailing with Other People’s Kids? by Saving Sailing author Nicholas Hayes


Matt Rutherford’s Return to the Arctic Following his 309-day solo circumnavigation of the Americas, Annapolis adventurer Matt Rutherford has launched the Ocean Research Project and will head back to the Arctic with a SpinSheet writer as part of the expedition. by Andy Schell



Comings and Goings When Ted and Claudia Reshetiloff had a garage sale to sell all of their furniture in preparation for their long-term cruising adventure in the fall, Joe and Christy Boyle, who have been cruising abroad with their children for seven years and sending updates to SpinSheet, were the family who showed up to buy the furniture… by Cindy Wallach


Not Like It Said in the Brochure…

On the Cover SpinSheet photographer Dan Phelps captured this shot of Jeffrey Bowen’s Pearson 30 Pachanga crew, including three of his own children ages 12-16 and a few of his instructors from Planet Hope, at the start of the Governor’s Cup Yacht Race August 3 off Annapolis. See page 80 for more.

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The low over the Bahamas had moved north and was expected to rapidly develop into the second named storm of the hurricane season. This couldn’t be possible. It was only May?! This is how an expedition charter crew dealt with the cards that Mother Nature handed them. by Jessica Rice Johnson


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Editor’s Notebook


Molly Winans

Throwing Off the Lines


eff Short’s July 13 e-mail suggesting a SpinSheet article yourself; you realize you’re capable of doing so much more than began, “There is a young Canadian couple who sold all their you thought you could.” stuff and bought a used, locally-built Gemini, and having What do they wish others knew about such a grand adventure? never sailed a boat before, set off around the world.” Having never Jaime says, “I don’t need a house and a car. Once you let go of sailed a boat before? Did he say around the world? that, you realize how much fun you can have.” Seth calls it “a total I figured they were nut cases until I read their blog: theslapdash. realignment of values. All of western civilization is convinced we com. When I was done laughing, I contacted them. You cannot need a bigger paycheck and bigger house. You end up on this pen a blog that observant and funny and be an idiot. I had to meet treadmill. You can live on a lot less. I know that sounds like a hipthese people. A few weeks later, at their dock at Bert Jabin Yacht pie; I am not a hippie… You see a beautiful sunset and realize you Yard on Back Creek in Annapolis, I did. have it all. You’ve living like a millionaire, but you’re not one.” If you learned that Seth and Jaime of the Gemini 105Mc SlapTwo years ago, in an effort to fill up the cruising kitty and dash had modeling careers, it wouldn’t surprise you; although, the clarify their post-travel plans, Seth and Jaime left Slapdash in Bali handsome and exuberant couple and returned to life on land had much less glamorous, corand “regular” jobs in Vancouver ##Photos courtesy of theslapdash.com porate-type jobs in Vancouver, for six months. “The transition BC, before they embarked upon from land to boat was no big their travels in the fall of 2007. deal, but the other transition If there is a fine line between was way worse,” says Jaime. crazy and gutsy, there is a mas“We knew this was not us sive chasm between planning anymore.” They were spared an around-the-world adventure reentry into nine-to-five life by and completing one. Seth and an incredible offer to captain Jaime had already successfully and crew a 46-foot Moorings made the leap across a couple of catamaran in Tortola in the oceans and continents before I British Virgin Islands startmet them. They may not have ing in September. As per the had sailing experience five years couple’s original post-travel ago. They do now. plan, Slapdash is for sale in An“We figured you can get napolis. Read about this locallyyour experience before you leave or underway,” says Seth. Both built catamaran and Seth and explained how they learned to keep their circumnavigation plans Jaime’s incredible adventures at quiet when talking to sailors, who, inevitably, were going to tell theslapdash.com. them they couldn’t just do that. Jaime learned to plug her ears The Slapdash crew isn’t the when given advice. “Negative comments usually come from other only one spreading the travel people’s fear,” she says. However, they listened to those with genubug. SpinSheet always features ine, concrete advice, such as that dished out by their friend David cruising stories in the fall, but Reeves. After digesting the extent of their travel plans, Reeves our cup runneth over with taught them how to tie a proper cleat hitch and bowline and how wanderlust stories since Anto reef. “He probably saved our lives,” says Jaime. napolis sailor Matt Rutherford “You meet the most incredible people,” says Seth, who claims returned from his circumnavigation of North and South America living on a boat is “a great equalizer.” While cruising, they met last spring (read about his next project on page 55). Lisa Borre’s PhDs, astronauts, Princeton law school grads, Harvard business “Bluewater Dreaming” column features Mike and Marguerite school grads, MIT engineers, Navy SEALs, fighter pilots, gun Welch, who are back in Chesapeake country after a 14-year runners, drug dealers, and even “a knitting prostitute.” Jaime says, around-the-world trip on their 38-foot cutter Ithaca (page 58). “No one asks what you do for a living. It’s more like, ‘Where are Cindy Wallach continues to follow the Reshetiloff family’s southyou from, and how did you get here?’” Seth adds, “All of these bound cruise preparation, with a synchronistic twist, in “Coming people with niches on land just need to fill up their propane bottle and Going” (page 56). or work on their boat like everyone else.” As for this sailor, my recent cruising travels haven’t taken me The practical day-to-day life and self-sufficiency of boat living beyond the Rhode River. As 350 cruisers will discover at the Seven appeal to Seth. “You become a plumber, electrician, fiberglass Seas Cruising Association Gam at Camp Letts September 28-30, expert, and chef,” he says. “It’s all do-it-yourself. You can’t just it is an enchanting place to be. pick up the phone and say, ‘Come and fix it for me.’ You have to fix the engine with what you’ve got. You learn so much about 16 September 2012 SpinSheet


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The Truth about Dominatrix

y husband I are the proud owners of the vessel Dominatrix you photographed at Knapps Narrows in May. We stopped on our way up from her home port in Solomons to meet up with the Union League YC Spring Regatta fleet at the National Sailing Hall of Fame in Annapolis. Glad you enjoyed the name! However, no discipline is necessary. The name is what a sailboat is: someone who demands all of your time, money, and attention and leaves you with bruises! Cheers!

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Sold the House, Moved Aboard…


s I sit here on the dock in Rock Hall, MD, thumbing through my latest edition of SpinSheet, I came across the page with all the editorial information for the magazine. My girlfriend and I were just talking about what a fabulous magazine it was and how you guys cover so much cool stuff that most miss. I saw the photo of John Guider on his sail kayak and that took me back to the first time I met John in Nashville. I’m from Philly originally and have lived in Nashville as a singer and songwriter for the last 20 years. Recently, my girl and I decided to do what the Reshetiloff family did and sold the house, furniture, and musical gear and moved aboard our Cal 35. We are on the Chesapeake Bay and close to my family this summer. I know you are probably inundated with requests, submissions, and contributions but I wanted to drop a line and heap massive amounts of praise on you all for doing such a fine job

with the SpinSheet. I’m going to include a link to our blog in case you’re interested (mondovacilando.com/inspection). It was a post from February when the house sold and the inspection process began. It’s one that stirred up some serious dialogue and apparently resonated with many, many people.

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A Little Erie on Middle River


enjoyed reading your Editor’s Note (“Easy Advice to Follow”) in the June issue of SpinSheet. I, too, grew up boating on Lake Erie in the 1970s. I was a “summer kid” on South Bass Island. Unlike me, my mom really didn’t like to be on the water. She would either hang out with her friends at Put-In-Bay YC/Crew’s Nest, or she would stay home. She also was notorious for saying, “Go play outside!” And we did. We mostly got into some kind of trouble… stealing grapes from the vineyards, skinny dipping off the end of the docks… After pushing water around the western end of Lake Erie for many years, my sailboat resides on Middle River. I spend my time on the water mainly between Georgetown and Solomons. Sailing on the Northern Chesapeake is much different than it was on the lake. The Upper Bay is a much more forgiv-


ing body of water than Lake Erie. I enjoy exploring all of the rivers and creeks. Mostly, I enjoy the fact that the season is at least two months longer here! I have been sailing on the Bay in December, something I could have never done in Ohio on Lake Erie; the water gets too crunchy. My cousin Kendra is the editor of the Put-In-Bay Gazette. It has a much different format than SpinSheet. It’s more of a small town newspaper. That being said, both cover many of the same topics. Maybe there is something about Lake Erie, the 1970s, the summers, and girls growing up to be editors of newspapers that cover their passion for the water. Who knows?

Calling All Book Lovers

n an informal reader poll on our blogs at spinsheet.com, we discovered that 85 percent of them would like to read book reviews in SpinSheet. We figured if readers want book reviews, perhaps they would share their own thoughts on sailing books. If you have read and

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Our Summer Interns Nathan Hesse is a 2011 graduate of St. Mary’s College of Maryland, with double majors in Spanish literature and Latin American studies and a minor in African studies. Nathan works for the Schooner Woodwind as a deckhand and helps with maintenance. He also plays piano, likes to cook, and writes short stories. Since graduation, before moving to Annapolis, Nathan taught sailing in the San Juan Islands and delivered boats in the Caribbean. He likes the sense of community that SpinSheet provides in the local sailing world and feels fortunate to be a part of it. Nathan hopes to pursue a career in international relations… or sailing.

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Stefanie Graf, a junior at the University of South Carolina, studies visual communications. A member of Delta Zeta sorority, she also loves to play volleyball, swim, paint, and of course, sail. Her dream place to sail to would be Fiji or New Zealand. Stef likes Harry Potter, the Steelers, sushi, Arrested Development, Billy Madison electronic music, and going to concerts with friends. Fun fact? She can lick her elbow.

Nathan Bickell, a senior at Ithaca College, returned to SpinSheet for his second summer as an intern. A documentary studies and production major, Bickell shot and edited a series of videos for beginner sailors for startsailingnow. com and spinsheet.com and wrote a couple of articles, including “The U.S. Sailboat Show by the Numbers” (page 46). In addition to his work at SpinSheet, Bickell spent his summer teaching tennis lessons and preparing for his final season of collegiate cross country for the Ithaca College Bombers. Bickell says, “Any internship in which field work means going out on the water is good by me.”

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Fall Sailing Is Fabulous by Beth Crabtree


hen I think of sailing in September, my mind conjures up thoughts of fresh cool breezes, bright warm sunshine, and deep blue skies. So when I sat down to write about what sailors are talking about in September, it occurred to me that mostly we’re just soaking up the beautiful sailing weather nature brings us this time of year. It’s time to forget high humidity, sea nettles, shifty light winds, and baking in the sun. It’s too early for winterization worries. It’s simply time to enjoy our boats. September brings a certain buzz of excitement for Bay sailors. The area’s largest charity sailing event, Hospice Cup, takes place this month (see page 78); the Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association hosts its annual Annapolis Race Week (see page 78); sailors race to Oxford, again (see p. 86); in the Southern Bay, dinghies race in the Sunfish Challenge (see page 30); the first day of autumn officially arrives; and preparations are underway for the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis (see page 42). All in all, it’s just a great time of year to be a sailor.

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It’s also time to begin planning for the chilly mornings and evenings that offer relief from the summer heat. For teachers and families with school-aged kids, fall marks the beginning of a new school year. For sailors, now is the time to stow a sweatshirt down below and stock the galley with some instant hot cocoa packets (or perhaps something stronger) that’ll warm you from the inside out. And, it wouldn’t hurt to double-check that your running lights are operating properly; dusk comes earlier this time of year. Okay, I know September can still be hot. I recognize that it’s not frostbite season yet. That’s the beauty of September on the Bay. The breezes pick up, but the sun is still warm. You’ll notice powerboat traffic start to decrease, but there’s a lot of pleasant sailing to be done. Heck, you can even spend the night on the hook without sweating. After the record-breaking heat of this summer, I’m looking forward to September and October; they offer some of the best sailing of the year. ##September brings good sleeping weather; perfect for spending the night on the hook. Church Creek photo by Ruth Christie

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hen we invited Scott Folkins to the SpinSheet offices on a Friday afternoon for a taste test of his Caribbean Wave Cocktails in boat-friendly pouches, we suspected he would be a fun guy. We were right. A Maryland native, who graduated from Salisbury University, Folkins worked for a couple of decades in the consumer products and beverage industry in Florida. During those years, he visited Jamaica and the Bahamas. “I grew to love the culture, food, and lifestyle there,” he says. “I was intrigued by the cocktails.” After moving back to Maryland to be near family, this past spring, he launched his Caribbean Wave business, which he had been dreaming about, and started sharing his knowledge gleaned from bartenders over the years—pre-mixed into a recyclable pouch. Quite comfortable in his role as “island-tender” and dressed for it in a tropical shirt, Folkins, who later won the entrepreneur of 2012 by the Annapolis and Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce, notes that what differentiates a real Caribbean drink from the fake ones you might get in ordinary bars is the sweetness factor; the real ones are less sweet. Having tasted both the Cool Runnin’ Vodka Cocktail and the Goombay Punch Rum Cocktail—a Jamaican favorite with a “coconutty nose—the SpinSheet staff did note that both drinks were less sweet than expected. The majority of us preferred the vodka cocktail. ##Annapolis boater and founder of the This was not the first taste Sandy Bottom drink in its recyclable test of pouch drinks at our aluminum container, Sandy Mazza Eastport world headquarters. gives a taste test at Eastport Liquors. Photo by Molly Winans We tasted boxed wines a couple of years ago and were impressed with the improved quality of the wines over the terrible ones of years past and approved the sailboat-friendly packaging. The Caribbean Wave recyclable halfgallon pouch that stays fresh refrigerated up to 90 days will be a hit with sailors, as are the wine boxes. A few months after Folkins so graciously shared his cocktails with us, we learned about Sandy Mazza, an Annapolis sailor who invented the Sandy Bottom, a carbonated, ready-to-drink, coconut-rum beverage with lemon and lime flavors. When the entrepreneur called SpinSheet, it happened to be on the same day one of us was provisioning for a weekend cruise and needed to stop by Eastport Liquors, where she conducted a taste test that afternoon. Her bubbly drink is delicious and also less sweet and more subtle-tasting than you would guess, “a sweet, tart essence,” says her website. Sailors will also dig the packaging: a 100-percent recyclable aluminum can. You can find Sandy Bottom at Eastport Liquors in Annapolis and Caribbean Wave Cocktails at Rite Aid Liquors in Annapolis and The Winery on Kent Island. Click to the websites sandy-bottomdrink.com and cwavebev.com for more locations. ~MW spinsheet.com

A Sensory Sensation: Maryland Seafood Festival Turns 45


niff… sniff… Hmmm, what’s that? Smells like freshly steamed blue crabs. Yum! Come September 8-9, the South Beach at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis will be full of fun things to see, do, hear, smell, touch, and taste. Satisfy all of your senses with live music, tasty seafood, fun contests and demos, arts and crafts, and sports bar, all celebrating the Chesapeake Bay’s bounty. New this year are 25 new menu items, an expanded chef demo tent, imported and craft beers, watermen demos and exhibits, a bike stunt show, and a new and improved interactive kids’ zone. To get there, use the continuous shuttle service between Anne Arundel Community College (101 College Parkway, Arnold, MD) and the festival (1100 East College Parkway). Your car’s $5 donation will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Shuttle hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. Festival tickets range from $9 per senior or military member to $55 per VIP. General admission per adult runs $14. Kids ages 12 and younger are admitted for free. Food and drinks are extra, so bring cash. Leave Fido and coolers at home. mdseafoodfestival.com

##“So, how is the crab soup?” Photo from 2011’s Maryland Seafood Festival by Talisha Dunn-Square

DelMarVa Rally 2013


ave you ever dreamed of bluewater sailing? Would you like to try the cruising lifestyle? Are you interested in spending a week next summer sailing with a rally of boats that will round the DelMarVa Peninsula? Did I mention there would be support before and during the race, plus scheduled party stops along the way? June 14-22, 2013, will bring the fifth biennial DelMarVa Rally, of which SpinSheet is a sponsor. The route is tentatively Annapolis to Hampton, VA, to Lewes, DE, to Bohemia and back to Annapolis. A meeting for anyone who might be interested will be held at J/World, 213 Eastern Avenue, Annapolis, October 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. If you were a participant last year, please plan to attend and share the love. Click here for more information: delmarvarally.com

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Racing for a Reason

##The 31st annual Hospice Cup takes place September 22 in the waters off Annapolis. Photo by Al Schreitmueller

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he 31st annual Hospice Cup will take place Saturday, September 22, off the mouth of the Severn River. This charity regatta benefits local non-profit hospices, including Hospice of the Chesapeake, Capital Caring, and Montgomery Hospice. It is a Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association (CBYRA)-sanctioned regatta and counts toward the CBYRA season-long High Point competition. “Hospice is one of those causes that seems to touch everyone at some point in their lives. And being involved in Hospice Cup is a way to do good while having fun,” says Eva Hill, a long-time supporter of the race and a long-time contributing writer for SpinSheet. “For me, the fun is in cheering on my favorite sailor—my husband, who races our boat, and hanging out at the postrace party. And when I contribute some money by fundraising or participating in the auctions, so much the better,” she says. The race has two classes, a CBYRA Class for experienced racers and a non-spinnaker Hospice Class for cruisers and racing novices. Shearwater Sailing Club members offer pre-race instruction for Hospice Class racers. There is also a Junior Regatta that aims to include young racers and promote awareness of the greater mission of the Hospice Cup, including youth Hospice, to an audience whom might not have intimate experience with Hospice care. Sponsors, donors, and invited guests can enjoy the race from the deck of a luxury charter boat, complete with an open bar, a catered lunch, and fabulous views of the Bay and race. Commentators will explain sailing maneuvers and boat positioning so that even non-sailors can appreciate the tactics involved. The post-race shore party features live music, delicious food, and a full bar. As always, the awards ceremony will be a highlight. A wine auction and a live auction will feature lots of desirable items to bid on. Each year, a new painting representing the event is raffled. This year’s selection, “Spinnaker Finish” by Kathyrn Leonard, depicts two boats rounding a mark; beyond them, four boats are finishing under colorful spinnakers. Leonard is a native of Annapolis and a full-time artist. “My mother was cared for by hospice, so I feel especially proud to be a part of this wonderful fundraiser. Contributing this painting is my way of giving back,” says Leonard. For more information and to register, visit: hospicecup.org ~B.C. spinsheet.com


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aybe yes; maybe no. But, it never hurts to shop around, especially if, deep down, you kind of might be thinking about looking at a trawler as perhaps your next vessel… And, why not? The reasons many former sailors turn to trawlers are multifaceted. Trawlers support a liquid lifestyle that enjoys more living space, speed, comfort, navigational flexibility, and stability than typically found on sailboats. Maybe you’re getting tired of messing with sails, not pointing where you really want to go, and cruising under seven knots. Shhhhh. Your secret is safe with us. And, you’re in luck. This September 27-30, PassageMaker Magazine’s Trawler Fest will roll into the Baltimore Marine Center HarborView Marina with a treasure trove of trawlers and more information and advice than a meddling mother-in-law.

The Trawler Fest lineup of seminars at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore features real pros talking about anchorages on the Intracoastal Waterway, boat insurance, cruising tips, diesel engines, electrical systems, marine radar, navigation, outfitting your yacht for safety, propeller damage and adjustment, satellite communication, tenders, tides and currents, vessel maintenance, weather, women-only boat handling, and more. Cocktail parties will rock with cool music, yummy food, refreshing beverages, and easy conversation. A $15 single-day general admission ticket gets you into the boat show, exhibits, and afternoon demos. Individual seminars are $60. Three-day packages run in the $350 to $450 range, and the Ultimate Trawler Fest Experience costs $750. Psssst: See you there! Learn more here: passagemaker.com/events

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Olivia Constants Foundation Scholarship Awarded

training program, and compete in FJs on the VA-DC-MD intern route to the Lightning Class Atlantic Coast Champischolastic circuit with DC Sail. onships July 28-29, the Constants family stopped at the Avalon YC at the Jersey Shore to present the first winner Ally says, “Mike Hughes, the Naval Academy women’s rowing coach, taught me to think in new ways about teamwork; and Prag of the Olivia Constants Foundation (OCF) college scholarship, Katti of DC Sail helped me amp up skipper-crew communicacreated to honor the memory of their daughter. The tragic June tions. Learning about Olivia took 2011 sailing accident, which cost me to the next level in understandtheir daughter her life, moved the Constants family to start the founing what it meant to be a teammate. Olivia didn’t pretend to be the dation “to do all the good [we] can fastest sailor or best tactician on the for whomever we can, in the spirit water, but she earned a reputation of Olivia.” as the best teammate ever. Now that The Constants family proudly is some hallway reputation! It’s a presented Allyson “Ally” Markushumbling experience to be the first sen, a sailing instructor at the Avalon YC, with the first OCF OCF scholarship winner. Olivia is an inspiration, and I will carry her scholarship. A graduate of Bishop values with me on the water, in the Ireton High School in Alexandria, classroom, and in the community. VA, Ally will enroll in St Joseph’s Now it is my turn to continue the University in Philadelphia this fall. momentum, and I’ve suggested to Ally kids her dad, Captain Dean ##Ally Markussen receives the first Olivia Constants the Avalon YC sailing committee B. Markussen, USN (Ret), that he Foundation award (L-R): Chloe Constants, Dorothy Constants, Ally Markussen, and Steve Constants. that we host an OCF regatta for is the dance mom of sailors because juniors ‘down the Shore’ next year to honor Olivia.” You, too, can he gave her a used Sunfish at age seven, encouraged her to earn partner with the foundation to enhance the positive qualities of the U.S. Naval Sailing Association keelboat skipper qualifications as a individual, family, and community. Go to olivaconstants.org or the high school freshman with the Pentagon SC, arranged for her to spend a week aboard the Naval Academy 44s used in their offshore Facebook page for “Olivia Constants Foundation.”

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he Deltaville (VA) Maritime Museum building, several unique historical artifacts and exhibits, and the outdoor Exhibit Pavilion burned down July 18. No one was hurt, and the cause remains unknown. Curator Raynell Smith says, “Hearts broke as the pavilion shed collapsed over eight Wright skiffs, just two days from launching. But we did save some museum files and photographs, John Coe’s portrait, George Salley’s sea shanty collection, the Wright family’s boatbuilding tools and blocks, Luther Hackett’s toolbox with his tools, the Jefferson Davis campaign chair, and other irreplaceable items.” Smith adds, “Deltaville’s unofficial motto is, ‘We’re all here because we’re not all there.’ This fire will not defeat us. Hundreds of people have offered help; we are humbled by the outpouring of support. This season, we plan to produce our regularly scheduled outdoor events. Our new building will be professionally designed for exhibits and lectures. We hope to reopen in April 2013.” Run completely on contributions from supporters, the museum and the Holly Point Nature Park were founded in September of 2002 to preserve the area’s rich boatbuilding history. Send donations to: Deltaville Maritime Museum, PO Box 466, Deltaville, VA 23043.

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Man Overboard! by Molly Winans


fter rounding Ireland’s Fastnet Rock in the eponymous 600-mile race in the cold Atlantic, the 21 crew members on the 90-foot sloop Rambler commenced a beat upwind in 23 knots of breeze… and then, bang! The big bang. The kind that makes the saltiest pro sailor wish he had never heard such a bang, never had to call a “Mayday” from the navigation station

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of a turtled boat, never had to swim for his life or grab for his crew mate’s boots to get his head above water in the dark, rocking sea. That’s what happened aboard Rambler when her keel bulb broke off in August 2011. Although navigator Peter Isler’s “Mayday” call went unheard, all 21 crew were rescued three hours later thanks to two of them wearing Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) that set emergency rescue crews in motion. Every year, at least one sailing incident causes an uptick in interest about safety technology; the Rolex Fastnet Race accident prompted discussion of PLBs or mini-versions of Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB), which are larger, have longer battery lives, and are registered to the vessel instead of the person. In the May issue of SpinSheet (“What’s Hot in Electronics”), we introduced the Kannad SafeLink R10. At the time, we thought it would be considered an Automatic Identification System (AIS)/ PLB—and the author, yours truly, noted the confusing, heavy use of acronyms in the world of marine electronics. The Federal Communications Commission approved the Kannad SafeLink R10 in late April, just after we went to press with the May issue. Upon further research and a demonstration of the survivor recovery system, we discovered


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that the SafeLink R10 does work in conjunction with AISready chartplotters, but it is different than a PLB. If you fall overboard with a PLB in your pocket, such as those worn by Rambler’s crew, it will send signals to search and rescue systems via satellite about your position. If you fall overboard with a SafeLink R10 attached inside your inflatable life jacket, it will sound a loud alarm on your own boat within 15 seconds and within a minute, note your GPS position, distance, and bearing on your own AISenabled chartplotter, as well as those of other vessels within a four-mile radius. The signal will be transmitted from the R10 every minute for 24 hours. The nearby chartplotters note the man overboard icon (which varies by chartplotter brand) with Maritime Mobile Service Identities beginning with “97,” numbers always associated with liferafts or crew overboard. For optimal safety, ideally, you would arm yourself with both the personal AIS device and the PLB to alert both your own vessel and emergency crews of your exact position, but to have something small and lightweight, attached to your inflatable lifejacket, that can help the crew of the very boat you fell off of retrieve you quickly stands as remarkable technology on its own. There are some kinks to untangle. The SafeLink R10 can only be automatically activated upon inflation with select PFD models; sailors wearing other PFD brands activate the R10 by pulling on a plastic tab after inflation—which works well provided you are conscious and capable of pull-

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ing the tab. The actual installation of the device next to the gas canister in the PFD may not be as easy as the video on the website kannadmarine.com/us/safelink-r10 makes it seem. Once installed, however, it seems to work quite well. Landfall Navigation, West Marine, Fawcett Boat Supplies, and other marine suppliers carry the SafeLink R10 for a price of about $300. Visit Kannad Marine at the U.S. Sailboat Show October 4-8 in Annapolis, and let them demonstrate it for you. kannadmarine.com



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f you’ve been reading SpinSheet recently, you know that September 22 brings the Hampton Roads Sunfish Challenge and Dinghy Distance Race. Hosted by the Portsmouth Boat Club and sponsored by SpinSheet and many local organizations, the event welcomes Sunfish, Open, Force 5, Moth, Laser, and HOD classes. The 10-mile race runs from the Willoughby Boat Ramp in Norfolk, VA, to the Old Dominion University Sailing Center. Chief rabble rouser Jonathan Romero says, “It all started when two friends took their old sunfish out to Willoughby for a ‘friendly and relaxing’ sail. They had a blast, and it inevitably turned into a race. The competitive banter (slander, some might say) that ensued led to an an-


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nual challenge.” At press time, more than 30 Sunfish, Open, Force 5, and Raider class racers had signed up for this year’s challenge.

Making It Happen Thanks go to those who have volunteered—in many different ways—to help make the event a fun, safe, and successful one this year, including Fred Bilskis, John Boama, Bud and Dan Brueggman, Graham Fields, Tom Fitzsimmons, Jason Ginsberg, Rob Hinton, Raleigh Martin, Rodney Moore, Tanya Mueller, John Newman, Beth and Rodney Paice, Karl Peterson, Jonathan Romero, Tim Savage, Terry Schultz, John Sherwood, Steve Turner, Kent Utley, Don Wade, and Donnie Wilfong. hrsunfishrace.com


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Hampton Bay Days Festival Turns 30

eptember 7-9 will see an estimated 200,000 revelers enjoying free music and mayhem as part of Hampton Bay Days, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. In addition to a vast array of music genres, the lineup includes fireworks, a commodore’s gala, games, arts and crafts, food, beverages, kids’ activities, dock dog demos, an 8K run and post-race party, a car show, Bay exhibits, and much more. Join Fort Monroe National Monument National Park Service Superintendent Kirsten Talken-Spaulding as the festival’s 2012 commodore. If you are looking for dock space during the festival, hurry up and contact marinas located throughout the downtown area, including the

Bluewater Marina, Customs House Marina, Hampton Public Piers, Joy’s Marina, and Sunset Boating Center, for starters. For the first time, Bryan Lopatic entered the Hampton Bay Days poster contest and won! An illustrator for the U.S. Air Force for over 30 years, Lopatic earned $250, 50 percent of the proceeds of the auctioned original work, and a complimentary booth at Bay Days to sell his other original artwork. Lopatic says, “For the poster, I visited Hampton University and took a bunch of shots across the water. I also took some angled shots from the marina nearby. I then put it together as a collage and hid the number 30 inside the painting; it appears 10 times.” baydays.com

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Labor Day Picnic in Central Park Cape Charles, VA.

Skipjack Race and Land Festival Off Tangier Sound in Deal Island Harbor, MD. Skipjacks race on Monday.


Labor Day ”If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day weekend.” ~Doug Larson


The 36-Gun, Frigate USS Constellation (“the Yankee Racehorse”) Launches in Fells Point, MD, 1797


Bay Seafood Festival 4:30 to 10 p.m. Belle Isle State Park on the Rappahannock River. $55.


Opening of the “Disasters on the Delaware: Rescues on the River” Exhibit Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia, PA.


Leukemia Cup Sailing Regatta Potomac River at Washington Sailing Marina, DC.


Onancock Harborfest Onancock Creek at the Town Wharf in Onancock VA.

7-9 8

Hampton Bay Days Hampton Roads, VA. See page 30.

Antique & Classic Boat Show Cockrell Creek at Reedville Fishermen’s Museum, VA.

3 6



Boating Party Gala Fundraiser 5:30 to 11 p.m. Off Miles River at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. $175.

Labor Day Luau East of Maui Boardshop, Annapolis.

The “Great” Hurricane Strikes Galveston, TX, Destroying the City and Killing 6000 People, 1900

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

Beer and Wine Festival Up the Pocomoke River at Cypress Park, Pocomoke, MD.

8 8

Chesapeake BaySavers Fun-Raiser 6 to 10 p.m. The Point, Annapolis.

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Fall Follies Breton Bay at Leonardtown, MD. Arts and crafts, food, and music.


Fall Shoreline Cleanup 1 to 3 p.m. Where the Chester River meets the Chesapeake Bay at Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge near Rock Hall, MD.


Food and Wine Festival 11 a.m. Marina Park, Port Deposit, MD. Wine paired with food.


Tour Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse 9 a.m., Noon, and 3 p.m. Hosted by Annapolis Maritime Museum. Onboard Sharps Island with captain Mike Richards of Chesapeake Lights. $70.


Wooden Canoe Rendezvous and Crab Festival Concord Lighthouse Grounds, Havre De Grace, MD.


Deep Creek Open and U.S. National Canoe and Kayak Championships Adventure Sports Center International, McHenry, MD. Slalom racing at its best! See many of the medalists from the London Olympics.

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Maryland Seafood Festival Chesapeake Bay at Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis. See page 21.


William Bligh Is Born in Plymouth, England, 1754 (He Commanded HMAT Bounty during the Infamous Mutiny April 28, 1789)


The Clipper Ship James Baines Makes a Record Passage by Sailing from Boston, MA, to Liverpool, England, in 12 Days, Six Hours, 1854


Start of Eight-Week Boating Skills and Seamanship Class 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Maryland City Volunteer Fire Department, Laurel, MD. $55.


Newport International Boat Show Newport Waterfront, RI.


After Seeing the Flag Still Flying at Fort McHenry, Francis Scott Key Writes a Poem, 1814 Put to music, his words became “The Star Spangled Banner.”


Stroke of Luck Golf Tourney 8:30 a.m. Chesapeake Hills Golf Course, Lusby, MD.


Fall Rendezvous West River, MD. Hosted by Chesapeake Bay Nonsuch Association.

14-Oct 28

HowlO-Scream Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, VA.


Antique & Classic Boat Show Pt. Pleasant, NJ. Hosted by Barnegat Bay New Jersey Chapter of Antique & Classic Boat Society.


Boatyard Beach Bash 5 to 9 p.m. Back Creek at Annapolis Maritime Museum. Co-hosted by Boatyard Bar & Grill. $60.

Worton Creek Marina 15 An Eastern Shore tradition... 15 Worton Creek Marina is a relaxed, friendly,

Corsica Watershed Awareness Day Noon to 4 p.m. Bloomfield Farm, Centreville, MD.

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During William III’s Reign, a Garden Fountain Is Turned into a Giant Punch Bowl with a Bartender in a Rowboat Serving Thirsty Customers, About 1672 Wonder what that cost!


Rappahannock Riverfest 4 to 8 p.m. Farley Vale Farm, King George, VA. spinsheet.com


Summer Sendoff: Blues, Brews, and Barbecue 4 to 10 p.m. Choptank River at Cambridge, MD.


Vessel Maintenance Seminar 1 to 3 p.m. York River Yacht Haven, Gloucester Point, VA. Hosted by Colonial Sail and Power Squadron. Features tips by master mechanic Ron Austin.


Native American Festival Up Nanticoke River in Vienna, MD.


Radio-Controlled Laser Regatta Rock Hall YC, MD.



Little Black Dress Party Tiki Bar, Solomons.

Patriotic Lighted Boat Parade Dusk. Tred Avon River near Oxford, MD.

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Trash Bash! Noon to 5 p.m. Nick’s Fish House, Baltimore. Benefits Blue Water Baltimore. $60 in advance; $65 at the door.


Paddlin’ in the Moonlight 6 to 9 p.m. Sultana Shipyard, Chestertown, MD. Benefits Sultana Projects. $100.

Washington Mini-Mental Washington, DC. Outrigged paddling fun.


Waterfront Festival and Cardboard Boat Regatta Chester River at Chestertown, MD.

17 18

Coastal Cleanup Day

Marine Trades Association of Maryland Conference Back Creek at Port Annapolis Marina.


International Talk Like a Pirate Day Nothing is illegal unless you get caught.

20-23 21 21-22 22

SunFest Ocean City, MD.

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Fun Friday! Oktoberfest Lewes, DE. Music, food, and fun. Fall Fest Elkton, MD.

Choptank River Lighthouse Grand Opening and Dedication Ceremony Long Wharf Park, Cambridge, MD. $65.


Cruise for Your Breath 12:30 to 6 p.m. Baltimore YC. Mid-Bay cruise and cocktail party to benefit Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation. $100.


Fall Begins “Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting, and autumn a mosaic of them all.” ~Stanley Horowitz


Fall Boat Gear Swap 8 a.m. to Noon. Fawcett Boat Supplies, Annapolis.


Hampton Roads Sunfish Challenge & Dinghy Distance Race Norfolk, VA. See page 30.


Heritage Skipjack Race 10 a.m. On the Choptank River off Long Wharf and Great Marsh Park in Cambridge, MD. Follow us!

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Patrick Henry, the First Liberty Ship, Launches in Baltimore, 1941


Intrepid Successfully Defends America’s Cup Against Gretel II of Australia, 1970


Tri-Forces Sprint Triathlon and Wellness Fair North Beach Pier, MD. Benefits military veterans.


Wet & Wild Auction Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Grasonville, MD.


Classic Wooden Sailboat Rendezvous and Race National Sailing Hall of Fame, Annapolis.


Pre-Boat Show Open House Annapolis Yacht Sales.

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Calvert County Watermen’s Festival Noon. Off the Patuxent River at Watermen’s Wharf, Solomons. Dorchester Showcase (Street Festival) Cambridge, MD.

Sail Free Sunday Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis. Hosted by Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating.


Trawler Fest University and Boat Show Patapsco River at Baltimore Marine Center Inner Harbor Marina and Hyatt Regency Baltimore. See page 21.

Smithfield Music’s Aiken & Friends Fest Anchor in the Pagan River near Smithfield, VA.

Annapolis Gam Rhode River out of Camp Letts, Edgewater, MD. Hosted by Seven Seas Cruising Association.


Chesapeake Bay Community Band Oktoberfest Stevensville, MD.


Cheap Trick and Blondie in Concert Up Patuxent River at Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. $42.

30 30

Fall Swap Meet East of Maui Boardshop, Annapolis.

Full Moon Paddle 5 to 7 p.m. Bogles Wharf at Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge near Rock Hall, MD.

September Racing Thru Sep 2 Point ReStingray

gatta Fishing Bay YC, Deltaville, VA.


CBYRA Annapolis Race Week You are invited to the evening parties on Annapolis City Dock.


Cedar Point Race Gibson Island Yacht Squadron. Runs in conjunction with CBYRA Annapolis Race Week.

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7 8 8 8 8

Dink Vail Labor Day Regatta Norfolk Yacht & Country Club, VA. Bay Jam Georgetown, MD.

Hydraulic Sales & Service Complete Rigging Cordage & splicing Masts & booms Wire & rod rigging Rigging surveys Deck hardware Furling systems

Middle Ground Regatta Hampton YC, VA. Tom Brady Masters Race Hampton YC, VA.

Washington Leukemia Cup Regatta Dangerfield Island SC, Alexandria, VA.

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Wolftrap Race Fishing Bay YC, Deltaville, VA. A 25-mile distance race from the Piankatank River around Wolf Trap Light among other marks.

Mobile welding Pulpits • Arches Towers • Tanks

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Life of a Waterman 8 a.m. to Noon. Tidal Rappahannock Outreach Headquarters, Farnham, VA.


Race to Oxford Naval Academy Sailing Squadron. Race from Annapolis to Oxford, MD.


York River Cup York River YC, VA. spinsheet.com

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Masters of the Potomac Potomac River near Quantico YC, VA.


NASS Race/Hammond Race Hosted by Catamaran Racing Association of the Chesapeake.


District 5 Fall Festival Mears Point Marina, Grasonville, MD. Hosted by Kent Narrows Sail and Power Squadron.

22 22

Fall Series Southern Maryland SA, Solomons.

Hospice Cup XXXI Severn River and Chesapeake Bay out of Annapolis. See page 88.


Hobie Cat Division 11 Regatta Chesapeake Bay out of Rock Hall YC, MD.

22-23 22-23

Kinsale Regatta Northern Neck SA.


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Frigid Digit Regatta Severn SA.

Neptune’s Atlantic Regatta Broad Bay SA, Virginia Beach, VA.

29 29-30 30

York River Moonlight Race York River YC, VA. Fall Series Annapolis YC.

Middle Ground Light Race Hampton YC, VA.



Water Day My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them. ~Mitch Hedberg


October Oddities Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond, VA.


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Harvest Festival on the Bay Sunset Beach Resort, Cape Charles, VA.


National Vodka Appreciation Day “Vodka is tasteless going down, but memorable coming up.” ~Garrison Keillor

5-7 5-7



Five Alarm Chili Festival and Cook-Off Noon to 4 p.m. Off Hampton Roads at Carousel Park, Hampton, VA.

Birding and Wildlife Festival Cape Charles, VA.

Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels Champions of the Chesapeake Miles River YC, St. Michaels. $100.

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4-8 4-14

U.S. Sailboat Show Annapolis. See page 42.

Weems & Plath Tent Sale 214 Eastern Avenue, Eastport. Save on hundreds of nautical necessities.


Clambake and Crabcake and Oyster Fest Boatyard Bar & Grill, Eastport. Benefits National Sailing Hall of Fame.

5 5

The TV Show “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” First Airs, 1969

Wye Island Electric Boat Marathon 10 a.m. Miles River YC, St. Michaels.

6 6 6

Bay Harvestfest Noon to 6 p.m. North Beach, MD. Boast the Coast Maritime Festival Lewes Canalfront Park, DE.

Oyster Festival Maddox Family Campground, Chincoteague, VA.


Eastport YC Boat Show Bash Annapolis.

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Fall Colors Paddle 3 to 5 p.m. Pocomoke River State Park, Snow Hill, MD.

6 6

Fall Festival Turner’s Creek/Knock’s Folly, MD.


Harbor Day at the Docks: A Waterfront Heritage Festival West Ocean City, MD.

6 6

Party for DelMarVa Circumnavigators J/World, Annapolis.

Perryville Fall Appreciation Days Parade and Autumnfest Off Susquehanna River at Perryville, MD.


Blessing of the Fleet Potomac River at St. Clement’s Island Museum, MD.

6-7 6-7

Chesapeake Celtic Festival Snow Hill, MD.

Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels.

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Patuxent River Appreciation Days Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons.

7 7 7

Kite Festival Sailwinds Park, Cambridge, MD. National Frappe Day Make ours a mocha no skim and no whip.

The First Meeting of the American Wine Society, 1967 “Meetings are indispensable when you don’t want to do anything.” ~John Kenneth Galbraith



13-14 13-14

14 16 18

Good Beer Festival Pemberton Historical Park, Salisbury, MD. “Not all chemicals are bad. Without hydrogen and oxygen, there would be no way to make water, a vital ingredient of beer.” ~Dave Barry Island Bay Day Centreville, MD.

9 9 9-18

Leif Erikson Day The Tome Wine for Dummies Is Published, 2006

The Moorings 31st Interline Regatta: A Global Celebration British Virgin Islands.

That Doggone Tiki Bar Pet Day Tiki Bar, Solomons.

The First All-White Dalmatian Is Spotted, 1945

Eight Days After a Freak Snowstorm, a Hurricane Hits the Mid-Atlantic Coast, 1703

Olde Princess Anne Days Princess Anne, MD.


A Hurricane Creates Willoughby Spit Near Norfolk, VA, 1749


Columbus Day ”I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks.” ~Daniel Boone

Chesapeake City Fall Fest C&D Canal at Pell Gardens, Chesapeake City, MD.

See us at the U.S. Sailboat Show • Booth C7 Awarded the MD Clean Marina of the Year Award by the MD Department of Natural Resources - January 2012

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11-14 12

U.S. Powerboat Show Annapolis.

Opening Night See Washington Capitals bedevil the New Jersey Devils. Benefits Annapolis Community Boating.

Eco-Lifestyle Marina Resorts


Town Point TGIF BrewFest 5 to 9 p.m. Elizabeth River at Town Point Park, Norfolk, VA.


Chesapeake Wildfowl Expo Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury, MD.


Holly Point Art and Seafood Festival Deltaville Maritime Museum, VA. (Despite the fire this July, this event is on.)


Hot Sauce and Oyster Festival Off Choptank River at Cannery Way, Cambridge, MD.

13 13 13

RiverFest 2012 St. Mary’s City, MD. Fall Fest Off Chesapeake Bay at Rock Hall, MD.

Yorktown Market Days and Fall Festival Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown, VA.



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City Center Oyster Roast 5 to 9 p.m. Oyster Point, Newport News, VA.


Hagfish Day An adult hagfish can secrete enough slime to turn a five-gallon bucket of water into slime in minutes. Yuck!


Cambridge Schooner Rendezvous Choptank River at Cambridge, MD.

19-21 19-27

Seafood Festival Poquoson, VA.

Ghosts of Sotterley Tours Hollywood, MD. Creepy chaos prevails.

20 20 20

Wildlife Exhibition Chestertown, MD. Tilghman Island Day Festival Tilghman Island, MD.

USS Constellation Cup Regatta and Pier Party 11 a.m. Pier 1, Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. $100.

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St. Mary’s Oyster Festival Leonardtown, MD. Shucking, cooking, shopping, drinking, and slurping. Hard to beat.


Yorktown Victory Celebration Yorktown Victory Center, VA.


Critter Release Phillips Wharf Environmental Center, Tilghman, MD.


West River Heritage Oyster Festival 12:30 to 5 p.m. Captain Avery Museum, Shady Side, MD. Hot dogs, beer, wine, and fried, grilled, and “raw-some” oysters.


Beanfest and Great Championship Outhouse Race? Only in Arkansas...


Sultana Downrigging Weekend Chestertown, MD. Hosted by Sultana Projects.


Benjamin Franklin Sets Sail for France To Secure a Formal Alliance and Treaty, 1776


Annual Wooden Boat Show Roanoke Island Maritime Museum, Manteo, NC.


Ghost Walks of Historic Chestertown 6:30 p.m. until scare-o’clock. Chestertown, MD. $12.


Halloween Bash Tim’s Rivershore Restaurant & Crabhouse, Dumfries, VA.

Quiet, Clean and Relaxing Pool and Picnic Grounds



Lost on Tiki Island Halloween Closing Party and Last Day of the Season Tiki Bar, Solomons.

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Portsmouth Museum Madness Portsmouth VA. Trunk or Treating and Haunted Harbor Cape Charles, VA.

Monster Rockfish Festival Hollywood, MD. Food, arts and crafts, and kids’ fun at a riverfront park.

Colin Murphy - Sales 149 Old Solomons Island Rd. Annapolis, MD 21401


Sail Free Sunday Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis. Hosted by Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating.


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Halloween The moon will be full September 30. “Tis now the very witching time of night, when churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out contagion to this world.” ~William Shakespeare

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October Racing

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Fall Series Distance Race Annapolis YC. Good Old Boat Regatta Shearwater SC. Hard Rock Laser Masters Rock Hall YC, MD. Hospice Turkey Shoot Regatta Hampton YC, VA.

Under the Guns Regatta Dahlgren YC, VA.


Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race Baltimore to Portsmouth, VA.

13 13 13 13

FOS Championship Regatta Tred Avon YC, Oxford, MD. Frigid Digit Series Glenmar SA. Commodore’s Cup Rappahannock River YC.


Willoughby Memorial Regatta Broad Bay SA, Virginia Beach,

13-14 20

Fall Series Annapolis YC.

’Round The Lights Race Old Point Comfort YC, Ft. Monroe, VA.

20 20-21 20-21

Sharps Island Race Southern Maryland SA. 5O5 Region II Championships Severn SA. Fall Etchells/Star Regatta Annapolis YC.

21 26-27

Fall Series Fishing Bay YC.

J/35 Mid-Atlantic Championship Regatta West River SC. Galesville, MD.


J/24 East Coast Championship Sponsored by Hillman Capital Management. Severn SA, Annapolis.

27 27 27 27 27-28

Baltimore Harbor Cup Baltimore City YA. Charlestown Cup 2 p.m. Northeast River YC, MD. Skipper Race Tred Avon YC. Oxford, MD. Fall Invitational Southern Maryland SA. Solomons.

Annapolis YC.

J/105 Chesapeake Bay Championship

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Francis Scott Key Classic Rock Creek RA.

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Chesapeake Bay Tide Tables

September 2012 Tides

BALTIMORE 1 01:47 AM SAt 07:44 AM 02:24 PM 08:11 PM

0.5 1.8 0.4 1.7



01:21 AM Sun 07:06 AM 01:40 PM 07:42 PM

0.5 1.7 0.4 1.8


1 12:01 AM SAt 06:20 AM 12:35 PM 06:46 PM

0.4 1.6 0.4 1.5


2 02:38 AM Sun 08:21 AM 02:54 PM 08:57 PM

0.5 1.7 0.4 1.8



02:17 AM Mon 07:49 AM 02:15 PM 08:29 PM

0.5 1.7 0.3 1.9


2 12:49 AM Sun 06:56 AM 01:12 PM 07:32 PM

0.5 1.6 0.4 1.6


3 03:27 AM Mon 08:58 AM 03:22 PM 09:41 PM

0.6 1.6 0.4 1.8



03:14 AM tue 08:33 AM 02:52 PM 09:18 PM

0.6 1.6 0.2 2.0


3 01:36 AM Mon 07:30 AM 01:49 PM 08:17 PM

0.6 1.5 0.4 1.6


4 04:18 AM tue 09:35 AM 03:51 PM 10:26 PM

0.7 1.5 0.4 1.8



04:15 AM Wed 09:20 AM 03:33 PM 10:10 PM

0.6 1.5 0.2 2.1


4 02:23 AM tue 08:04 AM 02:26 PM 09:03 PM

0.7 1.4 0.4 1.6


5 05:10 AM Wed 10:13 AM 04:22 PM 11:11 PM

0.8 1.4 0.4 1.8



0.6 1.4 0.2 2.1


5 03:10 AM Wed 08:38 AM 03:06 PM 09:50 PM

0.7 1.3 0.4 1.6


6 06:07 AM tHu 10:54 AM 04:58 PM 11:57 PM

0.9 1.4 0.4 1.8



06:24 AM 0.7 L 11:06 AM 1.4 H 05:12 PM 0.3 L

6 04:00 AM tHu 09:14 AM 03:49 PM 10:41 PM

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0.8 1.2 0.4 1.6




07:06 AM 0.9 L 11:40 AM 1.3 H 05:41 PM 0.4 L

05:18 AM tHu 10:11 AM 04:19 PM 11:04 PM Fri


12:03 AM SAt 07:30 AM 12:07 PM 06:15 PM

2.0 0.7 1.3 0.3


8 12:46 AM SAt 08:07 AM 12:33 PM 06:31 PM

1.8 0.9 1.2 0.5



01:07 AM Sun 08:34 AM 01:12 PM 07:26 PM

2.0 0.7 1.3 0.4



01:38 AM 09:05 AM 01:32 PM 07:28 PM

1.7 0.9 1.2 0.5



02:13 AM 09:34 AM 02:21 PM 08:42 PM

1.9 0.6 1.3 0.4



02:32 AM Mon 09:57 AM 02:33 PM 08:31 PM

1.7 0.8 1.2 0.6



03:18 AM tue 10:27 AM 03:28 PM 09:54 PM

1.8 0.6 1.4 0.4



03:25 AM tue 10:42 AM 03:34 PM 09:34 PM

1.7 0.7 1.3 0.6



04:18 AM Wed 11:15 AM 04:30 PM 10:59 PM

1.8 0.5 1.5 0.4


04:14 AM Wed 11:22 AM 04:29 PM 10:34 PM

1.8 0.7 1.4 0.6



1.8 0.5 1.6 0.4


1.8 0.6 1.4 0.5




05:00 AM tHu 11:59 AM 05:21 PM 11:31 PM

14 Fri

12:27 AM SAt 06:25 AM 01:07 PM 06:56 PM

0.5 1.8 0.4 1.7

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

04:52 AM 09:54 AM 04:36 PM 11:34 PM

8 05:47 AM 0.9 L SAt 10:42 AM 1.2 H 05:27 PM 0.4 L 9

1.6 0.9 1.2 0.4



01:22 AM Mon 07:40 AM 12:46 PM 07:16 PM

1.6 0.8 1.2 0.4




02:12 AM tue 08:32 AM 01:52 PM 08:11 PM

1.6 0.8 1.2 0.5




02:58 AM Wed 09:19 AM 02:52 PM 09:05 PM

1.6 0.7 1.3 0.5


05:55 AM 1.7 H 12:36 PM 0.4 L 06:19 PM 1.7 H


03:40 AM tHu 10:02 AM 03:48 PM 09:56 PM

1.6 0.6 1.3 0.5



04:20 AM 10:43 AM 04:40 PM 10:47 PM

1.6 0.5 1.4 0.5


04:59 AM SAt 11:22 AM 05:30 PM 11:37 PM

1.6 0.4 1.5 0.5


05:10 AM tHu 11:58 AM 05:28 PM 11:58 PM Fri


12:29 AM 06:44 AM 11:41 AM 06:21 PM


12:53 AM SAt 06:36 AM 01:09 PM 07:07 PM

0.5 1.6 0.4 1.7




0.5 1.6 0.4 1.8


High –3:47 +3:11 –0:06 –2:14

Low –3:50 +3:30 –0:10 –1:58

05:43 AM 1.8 H 12:33 PM 0.5 L 06:09 PM 1.6 H



01:43 AM Sun 07:13 AM 01:39 PM 07:51 PM

H. Ht *1.18 *1.59 *0.82 *1.08

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ChesApeAke BAy Bridge Tunnel


L. Ht *1.17 *1.59 *0.83 *1.08

Spring Range 1.5 1.9 1.1 1.4





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


05:38 AM 1.6 H Sun 12:01 PM 0.3 L 06:19 PM 1.6 H

1 03:12 AM SAt 09:30 AM 03:36 PM 09:46 PM

0.1 3.2 0.1 3.1



02:29 AM Sun 08:51 AM 02:59 PM 09:08 PM

0.0 3.4 0.0 3.2

2 03:50 AM Sun 10:09 AM 04:18 PM 10:23 PM

0.1 3.2 0.2 2.9



03:12 AM Mon 09:36 AM 03:48 PM 09:53 PM

-0.1 L 3.6 H 0.0 L 3.1 H

3 04:26 AM Mon 10:47 AM 05:00 PM 11:00 PM

0.2 3.2 0.3 2.8



03:56 AM tue 10:22 AM 04:38 PM 10:40 PM

-0.1 L 3.6 H 0.0 L 3.0 H

4 05:02 AM tue 11:24 AM 05:41 PM 11:38 PM

0.3 3.1 0.5 2.6



-0.1 L 3.6 H 0.1 L 2.9 H

5 05:39 AM 0.4 L Wed 12:04 PM 3.0 H 06:24 PM 0.6 L



12:28 AM Mon 06:18 AM 12:42 PM 07:09 PM

0.5 1.5 0.3 1.7



01:20 AM tue 06:58 AM 01:25 PM 08:00 PM

0.6 1.5 0.2 1.8



02:14 AM Wed 07:42 AM 02:10 PM 08:54 PM

0.6 1.4 0.2 1.8



03:11 AM tHu 08:29 AM 03:00 PM 09:52 PM

0.7 1.4 0.2 1.8



04:12 AM 09:24 AM 03:56 PM 10:54 PM

0.7 1.3 0.2 1.8


6 12:17 AM tHu 06:18 AM 12:46 PM 07:10 PM

2.5 0.6 2.9 0.8



05:16 AM SAt 10:27 AM 04:56 PM 11:58 PM

0.7 1.2 0.3 1.7




01:00 AM 07:03 AM 01:32 PM 08:01 PM

2.4 0.7 2.8 0.9


8 01:49 AM SAt 07:54 AM 02:25 PM 08:57 PM

2.3 0.8 2.7 0.9

9 02:46 AM Sun 08:52 AM 03:23 PM 09:55 PM


22 23

06:23 AM 0.7 L Sun 11:38 AM 1.2 H 06:01 PM 0.3 L

2.8 0.2 3.4 0.4



01:26 AM SAt 07:34 AM 02:05 PM 08:38 PM

2.7 0.3 3.2 0.5




02:36 AM Sun 08:44 AM 03:16 PM 09:48 PM

2.6 0.4 3.1 0.5


2.2 0.8 2.7 0.9



03:53 AM Mon 09:57 AM 04:29 PM 10:53 PM

2.6 0.5 3.1 0.4



03:48 AM Mon 09:52 AM 04:23 PM 10:49 PM

2.3 0.8 2.7 0.8



2.7 0.4 3.1 0.4



2.4 0.7 2.8 0.7



01:03 AM Mon 07:28 AM 12:53 PM 07:07 PM

1.7 0.7 1.2 0.4



02:04 AM tue 08:27 AM 02:05 PM 08:12 PM

1.7 0.6 1.3 0.4



02:59 AM Wed 09:18 AM 03:11 PM 09:12 PM

1.7 0.6 1.3 0.4



03:49 AM tHu 10:03 AM 04:08 PM 10:09 PM

1.6 0.5 1.4 0.4



04:32 AM 10:44 AM 04:58 PM 11:01 PM

1.6 0.4 1.5 0.5



12:23 AM tHu 06:36 AM 12:36 PM 06:57 PM

0.5 2.8 0.4 3.0

05:12 AM SAt 11:22 AM 05:43 PM 11:49 PM

1.5 0.4 1.6 0.5



01:05 AM 07:22 AM 01:24 PM 07:41 PM

05:48 AM 1.4 H Sun 11:58 AM 0.4 L 06:26 PM 1.6 H


01:47 AM SAt 08:07 AM 02:12 PM 08:25 PM

29 30

Low +1:40 –1:15 –3:13 –3:47

H. Ht *0.88 *1.12 *1.33 *1.37

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

05:35 AM 0.0 L tHu 12:04 PM 3.5 H 06:28 PM 0.3 L 12:25 AM 06:31 AM 01:01 PM 07:30 PM



04:44 AM Wed 11:11 AM 05:31 PM 11:30 PM


04:50 AM tue 10:51 AM 05:19 PM 11:38 PM

Onancock Creek Stingray Point Hooper Strait Light Lynnhaven Inlet

06:09 AM 2.9 H Wed 12:08 PM 0.4 L 06:32 PM 3.1 H


0.3 3.0 0.3 3.1




01:24 AM 07:46 AM 01:50 PM 08:03 PM

0.2 3.2 0.3 3.0


0.3 3.0 0.3 3.1



02:04 AM SAt 08:27 AM 02:34 PM 08:42 PM

0.2 3.3 0.2 3.0


0.1 3.2 0.1 3.2



0.2 3.3 0.3 2.9


05:46 AM 2.5 H Wed 11:45 AM 0.6 L 06:10 PM 2.9 H


05:07 AM tue 11:07 AM 05:35 PM 11:50 PM

12:40 AM tHu 07:01 AM 01:02 PM 07:20 PM




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


02:40 AM Sun 09:04 AM 03:15 PM 09:19 PM

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

Spring L. Ht Range *0.83 2.2 *0.83 1.4 *0.67 2.0 *0.83 2.4


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Tidal Current Tables

Baltimore Harbor Approach (Off Sandy Point) Slack Water Maximum Current

Slack Water Maximum Current

0007 0615 1227 1842

-0.9 +0.9 -0.9 +1.0


0200 0843 1454 2036

+0.8 -0.8 +0.5 -0.5


0056 0701 1307 1924

-0.9 +0.8 -0.9 +1.0



0614 1255 1831

0253 0929 1539 2130

+0.8 -0.8 +0.6 -0.6

0143 0745 1346 2006

-0.9 +0.7 -0.8 +1.0


0020 0659 1329 1918

0344 1011 1621 2219

+0.9 -0.8 +0.7 -0.7

0546 1118 1725

0230 0830 1426 2049

-0.8 +0.6 -0.8 +1.0

0115 0741 1400 2003

0431 1049 1700 2306

+0.9 -0.9 +0.8 -0.8


0014 0639 1200 1804

0318 0917 1508 2133

-0.8 +0.5 -0.7 +0.9

0209 0821 1431 2047

0516 1126 1739 2352

+0.8 -0.9 +0.9 -0.9


0102 0736 1245 1845

0409 1008 1552 2221

-0.8 +0.4 -0.6 +0.9

0302 0859 1502 2131

0600 +0.8 1203 -0.9 1817 +1.0

0153 0837 1336 1931

0502 1103 1642 2312

-0.7 +0.4 -0.5 +0.8

0311 SAt 0919 1533 2153 Sun

0403 0959 1610 2240


Mon 0454 1039 1647 2327









0526 tue 1216 1739 2321


14 Fri




Mon 0354 0937 1535 2217


8 0245 SAt 0939 1434 2023

0559 -0.7 1202 +0.3 1737 -0.5


0007 0657 1304 1838

+0.8 -0.7 +0.3 -0.5


0104 0752 1402 1938

+0.8 -0.7 +0.4 -0.5


Sun 0340 1039 1538 2120


Mon 0434 1131 1641 2220

tue 0446 1015 1612 2304 Wed 0541 1057 1652 2355 tHu 0637 1143 1738

0038 0643 1240 1858

-1.0 +0.8 -0.8 +1.1

0125 0728 1319 1940

-1.0 +0.7 -0.8 +1.1

0214 0816 1401 2026

-1.0 +0.6 -0.8 +1.2

0305 0907 1448 2116

-1.0 +0.5 -0.7 +1.1

Slack Water Maximum Current


0048 0736 1236 1831

0400 1002 1542 2212

-0.9 +0.5 -0.7 +1.1



0145 0836 1339 1932

0458 1104 1644 2313

-0.9 +0.5 -0.6 +1.0


0244 Sun 0936 1450 2041

0559 -0.9 1209 +0.5 1753 -0.6


0018 0701 1314 1905




Mon 0345 1032 1604 2156

25 tue

0445 1123 1713 2311


0125 0800 1415 2015

+0.9 -0.9 +0.6 -0.6 +0.9 -0.9 +0.7 -0.7

0229 0854 1510 2118

+0.9 -0.9 +0.8 -0.8

0020 tHu 0635 1253 1910

0329 0945 1601 2215

+0.8 -0.9 +0.9 -0.9


0123 0724 1334 2000

0423 1031 1647 2307

+0.8 -0.9 +1.0 -0.9

0220 0810 1412 2047

0513 1114 1731 2355

+0.8 -0.8 +1.0 -1.0

Wed 0542 1210 1815



29 SAt


0312 Sun 0853 1450 2131

0600 +0.7 1155 -0.8 1812 +1.1

0013 0639 1223 1905

0340 0910 1602 2138

-1.4 +1.0 -1.5 +1.0

0050 Sun 0720 1309 1953

0416 0954 1643 2220

-1.4 +1.0 -1.4 +0.9


0126 Mon 0803 1353 2041

0450 1035 1725 2303

-1.3 +0.9 -1.3 +0.8


0201 tue 0847 1436 2130

0525 1118 1812 2348

-1.2 +0.9 -1.1 +0.7


0605 -1.1 1204 +0.8 1904 -1.0




0016 0558 1207 1816

-0.9 +0.5 -1.1 +0.8


0055 0636 1256 1852

-1.1 +0.7 -1.3 +0.9

0136 0714 1346 1932

-1.2 +0.8 -1.4 +1.0

0218 0756 1436 2017

Wed 0340 0828 1533 2134 tHu 0416 0923 1617 2215

14 Fri

0449 1016 1659 2253


SAt 0524 1106 1742 2332


0125 0812 1353 2102

+0.7 -1.3 +0.9 -1.2


0014 Sun 0537 1229 1846

0227 0917 1459 2210

+0.7 -1.3 +0.8 -1.2


0120 Mon 0651 1338 1950

0337 1030 1619 2318

+0.6 -1.3 +0.8 -1.2


-1.4 +1.0 -1.5 +1.1

0223 tue 0758 1443 2048

0457 +0.6 1138 -1.3 1732 +0.8


0301 0841 1525 2104

-1.5 +1.1 -1.6 +1.1

0015 0555 1236 1822

-1.3 +0.7 -1.4 +0.9


0105 0639 1329 1905

-1.3 +0.8 -1.4 +0.9

0152 0720 1420 1948

-1.3 +0.9 -1.5 +0.9


0235 0802 1506 2032

-1.3 +0.9 -1.5 +0.9


0313 0845 1547 2115

-1.3 +1.0 -1.4 +0.8

+0.6 -1.0 +0.7 -0.8

0126 0737 1346 2041

+0.5 -1.0 +0.6 -0.7

0012 Mon 0644 1245 1920

0343 0927 1611 2151

-1.6 +1.2 -1.7 +1.1


0013 0433 1209 1815

0215 0824 1439 2136

+0.4 -0.9 +0.5 -0.7

0056 0730 1336 2012

0426 1013 1700 2238

-1.6 +1.3 -1.6 +1.0


9 0112 Sun 0531 1307 1913

0310 0915 1545 2241

+0.3 -0.9 +0.5 -0.7

0141 0820 1429 2108

0513 1100 1754 2328

-1.6 +1.3 -1.5 +1.0



0210 Mon 0633 1400 2005

0416 1014 1656 2334

+0.3 -0.9 +0.5 -0.8

0229 tHu 0914 1523 2204

0608 -1.5 1153 +1.2 1856 -1.4



0515 +0.4 1115 -1.0 1741 +0.6

0025 0709 1252 1959


Fri 0347 1111 1708



0259 0732 1449 2051

Sun 0602 1155 1830





0321 1012 1624 2307

Slack Water Maximum Current


0036 0650 1254 1954

tHu 0310 1019 1608 2314


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

0235 0931 1520 2220

Slack Water Maximum Current


SAt 0422 1118 1735

Wed 0320 0859 1543 2141 tHu 0409 0955 1637 2226

28 Fri

0451 1044 1722 2305

SAt 0530 1127 1808 2340 Sun 0609 1208 1851

+0.8 -1.4 +1.1 -1.3

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

Current Differences and Speed Ratios Secondary Stations Baltimore Harbor Approach

Time Differences

Min. before Flood


Min. before Ebb

Speed Ratios Ebb



Secondary Stations Chesapeake Bay Entrance

Time Differences

Min. before Flood


Min. before Ebb

Speed Ratios Ebb



Cove Point, 3.9 n.mi. East







Chesapeake Beach, 1.5 miles North







Sharp Island Lt., 3.4 n.mi. West







Chesapeake Channel, (bridge tunnel) +0:05






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







Stingray Point, 12.5 miles East







Pooles Island, 4 miles Southwest







Smith Point Light, 6.7 n.mi. East







Turkey Point, 1.2 n.mi. Southwest







Point No Point, 4.3 n.mi. East







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September 2012 Currents


Chesapeake Bay Entrance

Slack Water Maximum Current

Boat Shows: Are They Still Relevant?

This Sailor Says Yes Photo by Mark Talbott

by Steve Allan


friend of mine, upon learning I write for SpinSheet, warned (or perhaps threatened) me to never write about commissioning, winterizing, or boat shows. Having already ignored his advice on the first topic, and with an outline of the second in the works, I’m forging right ahead with the latter in the trilogy of taboo sailing writer topics. I could understand his admonishment in a way. A lot of us write about boat shows, usually on the cusp of their coming to town, and usually with great anticipation and sometimes with manufacturer-friendly product reviews and glossy photographs of gleaming new boats surrounded by hordes of interested buyers. Perhaps the reviews have become too familiar. For the exhibitors at these shows, of course, that is the whole point. Rather obviously, they want us to buy their stuff.

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From another point of view, an exhibitor I know fretted about whether boat shows are even relevant anymore, what with the proliferation of Internet retailing, a recession whose effects haven’t quite abated, and a real or imagined downturn in the industry. She, too, has a business decision to make. Is it worth it to invest the time, resources, and money to staff a booth for five days? Hers is a small business, but tightly run and totally dependent on sailboat owners. Whether just a state or two away or halfway across the country, she must justify the travel and payroll expense of sending four or five people away for a week’s worth of meals and accommodations. Hearing this struck fear in my heart. What if the Grinch of Online Retailing stole the boat shows away? What if people just stopped going? My own experience with boat shows is multifaceted. I’ve been going to them for 30 years. Most of the time, it is true, I’ve been a tire kicker, just there to browse, collect bags of literature,

and drool and dream. Also true was the fact that for most of those years, I didn’t even own a boat. But the Toronto Boat Show of my younger days was the place to go and be sucked alive into the smells, sights, and sounds of hundreds of new boats and all the latest gear of my dreams. It was held in the dreary confines of a downtown convention center in the dead of a Toronto winter, but it was a big show that averaged 75,000 visitors and 500 exhibitors. I’d anticipate it for weeks until finally, for a few hours, after trudging through the snow along wind-whipped streets, I was basking in a climate-controlled, carpeted boatyard full of shiny new Hinterhoellers, C&Cs and Tanzers, and more small boat offerings than I can remember. It didn’t seem to matter to any of the vendors that I didn’t have a boat. It was that face-to-face contact, the friendly hellos, and careful listening to their product spiels with rapt attention that hooked me and drew me in as a boat showgoer for life.

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Booth Time

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A boat show is, arguably, just another trade show, one that pulls into town during the same week every year. But it’s our trade show. I’ve set them up and staffed a booth. It’s hard work. I’m not sure which is harder: a) standing on your feet for hours at a time trying to get your product in front of people, taking the time to talk to customers and tire kickers alike while fielding questions from all directions; or b) Toiling through the backbreaking labor involved in setting the show up, dragging miles of cable, lugging heavy pallets of product and display fixtures, and putting it all together in a short span of time. My hat is off to those in the latter category; though being “on” in the booth isn’t for wimps either. Working the booth are the front line people behind the products, and they earn every penny of profit when they sell you something, and every scrap of goodwill when they don’t. Today’s tire kicker might be next year’s best customer. For everyone involved, an incredible effort of orchestration goes into making these shows work. The smallest details can make the experience for the consuming public either good or bad.

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How fortunate are we to have the U.S. Sailboat Show grace our fair waters every Columbus Day weekend. Right here in our wheelhouse is the largest in-water sailboat show in the world. Attracting 50,000 attendees, nothing else even comes close to what this show offers. There’s no better place for Bay sailors to check out boats, gear, and services; other tangibles that only the show offers beat online retailing hands down. Try it on, smell it, hold it in your hand. Talk up the booth staffer. Getting up close and personal with a product isn’t something you can do online. And you don’t have to pay shipping. There are always new people to meet and old friends to meet again, exhibitors and attendees alike. Sailors come down from Toronto for this, for crying out loud. Owning a boat now, I go with a sharper purpose: to try on that new inflatable PFD or that drysuit I’ve been meaning to get for years. I’ll look at biminis and roller furlers. I’ll board boats I might buy some day. I’ll drool and dream and bring home bags of literature, but I’ll buy stuff too. That’s what boat shows are all about. I’ll see you there. spinsheet.com

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October 4-8 yy See brand new sailboat models premiering at the show. yy See demos of the latest sailing products and gear.

yy Visit exhibitors with products ranging from inflatable dinghies to high-tech foul-weather gear.

yy Talk to experts about smart solutions and new technology for your boat. yy Visit the new “Vacation Basin” and learn about charter and other sailing vacations.

yy Attend the popular “Take the Wheel” workshop.

yy Go to free seminars on weather, planning a dream voyage, cruising in the Caribbean, troubleshooting your engine, and more. yy Visit SpinSheet staffers at Booth F6. If you get lucky, it will be popcorn happy hour!

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Exciting New Boats in the 2012 Show

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##The Ker 40 Catapult made her debut on a windless afternoon in June off Annapolis. Marc Glimcher and crew just won their class at the Ida Lewis Distance Race in August. See page 90 in racing news. Photo by SpinSheet

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acers will want to come to the 2012 U.S. Sailboat Show to check out a handful of hot new boats coming to Annapolis this year. From full-on racing keelboats to lightweight racing dinghies, there’s something for every racer this year. And, all this in addition to the regular cast of racer cruisers and classic racing designs we ogle every year come Columbus Day weekend. Annapolitans had a sneak preview of the new bright red Ker 40 Catapult in late June. After a jaunt north, where she took line honors and first in class in the Ida Lewis Distance Race, she’ll be back and on display at the show. Designed by Jason Ker and built by McConaghy Boats in China, she’ll be displayed next to two McConaghy (MC) 38s, one of which makes her permanent home in Annapolis. McConaghy, an Australian-owned company, which also has a factory in China, has been at the leading edge of composite boat building for the last 45 years. They are behind some of the world’s fastest racing yachts: Wild Oats, Alfa Rome, and ICAP Leopard. In 2009, they had first, second, and third line honors in the Sydney to Hobart Race. Recently, the McConaghy-built Rambler smashed the race record in the Newport Bermuda Race. The Ker 40 and MC 38 are


two in their range of productions boats, which also includes the Ker 46 and the MC² Range of performance catamarans. If you want to see what’s new and hot in the pure racer scene, this is a good place to start. The Ker 40 offers tiller steering and pipe berths—no cruising amenities there. The MC 38 has standing headroom, for a small child, more like a giant Vanguard 15 than any cruising boat you’ve seen. Both designs are worth a peek. Another cool race boat on the scene this year is the Bavaria B/One, designed by Farr Yacht Design. At just under 24 feet LOA, this trailerable sprit-boat will be on display in the Bavaria exhibit. Also new and in a similar size-range is the Beneteau First 20. Trailerable, this boat can be raced or cruised, and it comes with the Beneteau family’s commitment to group events. As you check out these new boats to the racing scene, be sure to stop in and see the race boats that were on the scene last year and are back again: the Farr 400 and Summit 40, Rondar’s trailerable collection ranging from the Viper 640 to the 505, Flying Scot, and Topaz catamaran and sailing dinghies. You may think you know just what you want, but before you buy, you’ll want to see all of these as well as the racercruisers at the show. See SpinSheet’s October issue for more hot tips on what to see and do in Annapolis at show time.

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The U.S. Sailboat Shows

r e b m u N e h t By T by Nathan Bickell

hose who despise it for the traffic jams and those who circle it on their calendar can both agree that the U.S. Sailboat Show is big. The annual show takes over downtown Annapolis for a long weekend each October. To help you appreciate the scope of the boat show, we have scoured everything boat show-related from the boats in the water to cocktails at the bars to help ease the nerves of potential boat buyers to bring you the 2012 Sailboat Show by the numbers.


Largest in-water sailboat show in the world


Price of admission for the four General Admission days at the show


Price of admission for the boat show’s opening VIP day


Year of inaugural U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis

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1.25 Miles of floating dock used to build a marina at City Dock for the boat show. “We have three days to build the marina starting at 7 a.m. on Monday,” says Paul Jacobs, general manager of the boat shows. “It’s one of the largest portable marinas in the world.” 1500

Feet of firehose used to supply freshwater to each exhibitor slip in the marina

50,000 9653

Average attendance to the boat show

Sperry boat shoe try-ons at the booth of Fawcett Boat Supplies


Kids go sailing with boats and instructors provided by Annapolis Performance Sailing (APS). “We love being able to give back and get kids out on what could be their first sail,” says Katherine Cross, marketing manager for APS

##Finding one Pussers cup per eight pairs of shoes is not uncommon at the U.S. Sailboat Show. Photo by Mark Talbott


Different sailboat models that will be available in this year’s show. From a 15 foot Aoki Zen 15 to 65 1/2 foot Oyster 655

$51 Million Generated for the economy of Maryland by the U.S. Sailboat and Powerboat Shows combined. “At this point in time the only event that is larger is the Preakness,” says Jacobs 1863

Mustang Inflatable PFD try-ons at the booth of Fawcett Boat Supplies


Painkiller cocktails sold by Pussers Caribbean Grille between both the sailboat and powerboat shows. “Every year its part of people’s routines. Come to the Annapolis Sailbooat Show, come to Pussers for a painkiller,” says Pussers’ general manager Jay Jones. “I think Painkillers help ease the sticker shock for some of these boats.”


Pounds of pit beef sold by the Fleet Reserve Club over the course of both boat shows. “People hear by word of mouth how good the pit beef is,” says Martin Visser, who has overseen the pit beef operation for the past two decades. “It’s the only time of year that we are open to the public; it takes a special license to do so.”

66 Cushions bought by Garth Hichens President of Annapolis Yacht Sales to decorate his 11 boats in the boat show this year. “You could fill my entire office with the cushions we buy,” he says. “People want to see the boat on the dock as they would own it. By adding different cushions, we give the boats a more warm and friendly feeling.” 7651 48 September 2012 SpinSheet

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f you live aboard, you don’t find the idea of going to work straight from your boat at all novel. But if you’re a weekend and vacation sailor like me, it’s another matter altogether—something both fun and annoying. Over the last year, I’ve had a chance to do it more than I ever wanted to, with a six-day power loss at home after Hurricane Irene and for a few intolerably hot days this summer when the air conditioning at my house was in the process of getting diagnosed and replaced. Doing so required special planning, including bringing work-appropriate clothes and allowing enough time to account for how much longer it takes to do everything on a boat. It wouldn’t be the first time we’ve tied work with sailing, since we’ve used our boat as a means of commuting to business events. This can be both a terrible idea and a wonderful one. In the past, my husband Rick’s company held its company picnic (mandatory) at an executive’s home in St. Michaels on the Tred Avon River side of the peninsula. While most employees arrived by company shuttle, we sailed over and enjoyed the balance of a long weekend after the picnic. Because we had a schedule to keep—never a good idea when you’re sailing—once we left our dock, we were committed. This didn’t work out particularly well for us, because the heavy wind was right on our nose as we headed toward

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the Choptank River, with choppy seas and nowhere to seek shelter until we’d passed through Knapps Narrows. That evening, fierce thunderstorms doused us with buckets of water, which we took advantage of by bathing topsides in the rain in Dun Cove, which was completely empty on a weeknight. Once at the picnic, our absence on the shuttle was noted, and we tried to be nonchalant as we pointed to our mode of transport anchored prettily off the picnic site, knowing with almost absolute certainty that we were the only ones who’d showered in the prior night’s rain. On the several occasions that we’ve sailed to Baltimore, I’ve often entertained the idea of just leaving the boat at a downtown marina for a week and going to work from there. Reality usually intrudes—especially the reality that while being in Baltimore would certainly be convenient for me, it doesn’t work for Rick. But even if we’re not commuting to work, ar-

riving by boat allows us to avail ourselves of the delights of being in the heart of a vibrant city without worrying about, say, how to get home after enjoying a dinner with wine pairings. And transient slip fees in Baltimore are a fraction of the price of a hotel room. Of course, one needn’t go to Baltimore to enjoy sailing to lunch or dinner, or to spend time with friends. I daresay I’m as well prepared for onboard entertaining as I am at my terrestrial home (the rum and wine supply are decidedly better aboard Calypso). A dozen or so rendezvous—either club-sponsored or spontaneous—fill our weekend calendars. When I’m not the hostess, however, plenty of dining destinations are accessible by boat, from quick jaunts to nearby yacht clubs and restaurants, to more distant spots. Sometimes, it’s easier to arrive at Cantler’s by boat than it is by car; certainly, the directions are more straightforward, there is less “traffic,” and “parking” is more readily available. The only preparation truly required is bringing a few docklines and appropriate attire (whatever that may be). There is something special about reaching a destination by boat. It makes the event feel extraordinary and memorable. And if it takes the business edge off a work event, so much the better.

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Take ‘Em for the Long Haul Kids Sailing on Distance Races


by Tracy Leonard

ounterintuitive as it may seem, my are strange and exhilarating feelings. Wak- maneuvering and nighttime phosphoreshusband Greg Leonard, skipper of ing up on a boat itself is fun, but when you cence before the boys retired below for the our J/120 Heron, contends that the wake up, come up on deck, and see huge night. Denis Hope-Ross, Heron’s tactician Bay’s overnight distance races offer one of swells and a huge smile on my dad’s face and father of one of the junior crew, held the best ways to introduce young sailors to because he finally gets to surf his boat, that a knot-tying clinic on the delivery back to sailboat racing. A distance race holds the is a heck of a sight.” Annapolis. All three boys stepped onto the excitement of lots of boats at the start, the Scott Ward, Taylor’s dad and Crocodile’s dock Saturday afternoon bright-eyed, tying promise of a cool evening breeze, iconic skipper, recalls, “The last 35 miles to the flying bowlines, and telling their own tales scenery like the Thomas Point Shoal Light finish, we had a really good reaching angle. of their night on the Bay. in the evening, a beautiful sunset, and the Everyone got a chance to steer and surf. In both the Ward family and our own, wonder of the night sky. When the novelty Taylor had a blast learning how to drive on younger siblings are already asking when wears off and exhaustion sets in, a comfy a reach with swells.” they can join the crew. Our three-year-old berth and dreamland daughter can hardly wait “Armed with harnesses, tethers, and strobes in beckon down below. until she’s a little older Judging from the addition to their usual life jackets, the boys acted as so that she can race with number of school-aged daddy. rail meat and, as my son put it, candy eaters.” crew we’ve seen stepping Greg likes to bring our off boats at this sumson and his friends as crew mer’s races, other Bay sailors agree. From Scott and his wife take all three of their for the races, because he has a chance to the Down the Bay Race for the Virginia children sailing, and Taylor is the first show them the sport he loves. The boys dig Cruising Cup to the Governor’s Cup, a to step up to the race crew. Scott started it, too. When asked their favorite part of handful of skippers are spreading the joy racing at a young age and found it such a the race, however, the boys did not rank of distance racing to the next generation. valuable experience that he wants to pass the exciting starts or the passing battles Even the Bermuda Ocean Race (BOR) along the same opportunity to his children. with competing boats or even the occafrom Annapolis to St. George’s had three He says, “Taylor is the perfect age to do sional bullet at the finish highest. Instead, junior crew in the fleet. The Day family this. I knew Taylor was hooked when we their favorite part has been hiking on the competed aboard their Farr 50 Tenho with got on the dock in Bermuda, and he said rail next to their dad, just one of the guys. their two children, ages eight and 11. Some he was really looking forward to getting Perhaps this is the best reason of all of the highlights of their race included back out to sea.” to take a child out to race. details you don’t normally hear about, such Our son joined Heron’s Bay race crew as catching tiny yellow crabs in the seaweed two years ago. During July’s Solomons of the Sargasso Sea. For Tenho, the 750Invitational Race, Heron’s nine-man crew mile race was a warm-up for their further had three boys between the ages of eight adventures, as their family plans to sail to and 11 join their dads for the the Mediterranean for a year. race and the return delivery. A veteran of last year’s Governor’s Cup Armed with harnesses, tethYacht Race, 14-year-old Taylor Ward was ers, and strobes in addition mastman aboard his family’s Beneteau First to their usual life jackets, the 40.7 Crocodile during the BOR. Among boys acted as rail meat, and many favorite memories, Taylor loved seeas my son put it, candy ing Bermuda rise up on the horizon after eaters. Exciting moseveral days at sea with no land in sight. ments included He says, “Being out so far from shore and a packed start seeing nothing but the edge of the earth with lots of

##Taylor Ward at the helm next to his dad during the Bermuda Ocean Race.

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Sailing I

with Other People’s Kids by Nicholas Hayes

t was two in the morning, blowing at all tethered to jack-lines. We were deblown, nuking, bare-knuckle run made least 25 knots, when a huge breaking tempestuous by a nine-foot following sea. powered, running with our chicken-chute wave hit us on our starboard stern and Syrena’s bow would nudge down and brief- strapped down, and the boat loved it, like threw the boat sideways. The boom buried, an unleashed puppy, until the rogue wave ly hesitate as her stern lifted on the leading and we were knocked flat in a full broach. took us down. edge of a breaker, and she’d launch and Tim was seated aft on the port side and Tim was a bit shell-shocked, but he was careen down the face of the wave sending slid underneath the lifelines feet first. He spray to the height of the first spreaders on with us. My wife slid in close and asked was shoulder deep in the water hanging both sides, sometimes for many minutes. how old Tim was. “Sixteen, I think,” I said. onto a winch with one arm. She whispered something Someone blew the guy, like “Holy cow,” but with “Tim, a kid that we’d picked up earlier in the and the kite ran free. As it more colorful vocabulary. season from the club junior program, leaned over collapsed, the boat recovOne of the most difficult ered. In a flash, Tim used sailing challenges you may and pleaded, ‘Don’t tell my mom.’” the upward momentum face will be taking other to one-arm his way back people’s kids. You are sure on deck. A few minutes later, we had the to run into situations that seem daunting Each surf broke another speed record. We kite wrestled aboard, and we went with a and extreme and that make you second consistently saw mid-teens, and we peaked smaller headsail. guess the idea. Fearing such a thing, many near 20 knots on one wet slalom. This was An ashen-faced Tim, a kid that we’d what our B-32, a little ULDB (Ultra Light people just won’t do it. While I understand picked up earlier in the season from the the feeling, I think it’s a mistake to give in Displacement Boat), was designed to do. club junior program, leaned over and to it. We were racing hard, but we had both pleaded, “Don’t tell my mom.” Granted, I’ll never forget looking at eyes on safety. As the wind piped up, Earlier that day, a modest broad reach Tim in the water, seeing the reflective tape we made certain that every person was had gradually built to a playful 10-knot on his PFD glowing in the light from the wearing full weather gear, a PFD, a light surf, and then, at about midnight, a fullinstruments, and for a few seconds, not and whistle, and a harness; and we were

##One of the great benefits of sailing with intergenerational teams is that young people can learn to confront scary things while the mentor shares time-tested techniques that can make them less scary. Photo by Dan Phelps

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being able to reach out and grab him with the boat pinned on its side. I also can be confident that had Tim lost his grip, he still would have been safe. He was securely tied to the boat with his harness and tether. The crew would have responded with a quick-stop and pulled him back aboard. It would have been wet, chaotic, and scary, but we would’ve done it. We had rehearsed and knew the drill. We will all face scary things throughout our lives. One of the great benefits of sailing with intergenerational teams is that

##We have three initial rules that we explain, straightfaced, to every newcomer: stay on the boat, stay on the boat, stay on the boat. Photo by Dan Phelps

young people can learn to confront scary things while the mentor shares time-tested techniques that can make them less scary, or at least more manageable. The mentors are rewarded too, as the level of sailing and fun grows with each experience. The keys, it seems to me, are four-fold: 1.) Set firm safety rules. Start with a lifejacket rule, and for Pete’s sake, follow it. Practice your man-overboard procedures often. Talk about the rules and point out the safety gear every time you go sailing. We have three initial rules that we explain, straightfaced, to every newcomer: stay on the boat, stay on the boat, stay on the boat. We also let them know that if they break any of the initial rules, we’ll still come back and get them, but we’ll be steamed, because it will be slow. Then, we wink and explain the rest of our rules. 2.) Mix experience and proven processes with youth. Take kids and other eager newcomers, but make certain to also include crew who know what to do in an emergency. Talk with the vets about their role in teaching and sharing safe practices. If you don’t have the experience, then find someone else who does. 3.) Be honest with the parents. Invite them to listen to your safety talks before you go racing. Explain the risks and how you intend to manage them in clear and direct language. Make certain that they know that you are serious about safety and fun and that you have confidence in their kids to be and do the same. If you have room, invite the parents, too. 4.) Sail to the skills of the team, but don’t sail to a level that is either below or above the skills and aspirations of the newcomers.

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Even if you have a rock star onboard, sail to challenge but not to risk the least experienced person, accounting for the job that he is doing. (Everyone should have a job. It’s a big part of the fun.) At the same time, remember that skill levels always grow if a team stays together for a time. So in short order, the fun, teamwork, and performance levels will go way up, and the safety will remain. Recently, a sailing mom told me that when someone on her crew called for a code zero during a night race, someone else added, “Put Willem in a harness first, ‘cause it’s gonna be squirrelly.” Willem was a young rookie and partial to nodding off to sleep on the rail. She smartly vetoed the bigger kite this time. In a year or two, Willem is going to be the one asking for the bigger kite. Mom will be ready when he does. You might be thinking that we were pushing it a bit too hard the night that Tim got wet. We could have reduced sail when the wind rose over 20 knots. But the experienced ones were doing what they knew, keeping an eye on the loads and motion, insisting on the right safety gear and discussing emergency procedures. Tim, even at 16, was up to the challenge. He jumped right back into the race, taking turns at the helm, at sail trim, and at helping us to our first ever podium finish in an offshore race with the boat. Today, 10 years later, Tim, who is a civil engineer living and working in Hawaii, sails almost every day. His younger brother has replaced him as an active member of our crew. Sometimes, Tim comes home for visits, and he’s usually game to join us for a sail. When he does, we always recount the infamous wipeout. Somewhere along the way, I may have mentioned it to his mom. If not, it’s out for certain now.

##Balance youth with proven processes for the best sailing experience. Photo by Dan Phelps

About the Author: When he’s not writing about sailing, Saving Sailing author Nicholas Hayes sails with his wife and two teenage daughters on their B-32 Syrena.

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Matt Rutherford’s Return to the Arctic Story by Andy Schell; Photos by Maria Karlsson and Matt Rutherford


att Rutherford’s recently famous Albin Vega is currently tied up at the Annapolis Maritime Museum on Second Street in the Eastport section of Annapolis. St Brendan is in more or less the same condition as it was on April 20, the day of Matt’s triumphant return to the city that bid him farewell nearly a year earlier. “To be honest, I haven’t set foot on the boat since that day,” Matt says with a wry smile. Matt understandably has no reason to return to the boat other than to perhaps pay thanks to her. From the water, she’s only slightly more distinctive than any other boat tied to a pier. But close up, she tells a story of the hardships she and her captain have endured. Her hull is stained black by algae, the solar panels on deck are corroded and unworkable, and there remains a pot on the stove if you peek in the window.

If you haven’t heard, Matt and St Brendan sailed precisely 27,077 miles over the course of 309 days, circumnavigating the entirety of the American continents, north and south, via the Northwest Passage and Cape Horn. He was the first to do so nonstop and alone. Since his return, Matt has been busy. He’s been asked to countless speaking engagements, from the City Dock in downtown Annapolis—literally moments after he stepped off the boat for the first time— to a group of executives in Chicago and even a TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) talk on the Eastern Shore. He’s spent an awfully long time in the Chesa-

Disabilities Act and one of Matt’s biggest supporters after he’d heard about the fundraising aim of the voyage. Not content to merely complete one of the greatest sailing feats of all time, Matt did so in the name of charity, raising well over $100,000 for the local CRAB organization. And now he’s planning a return to the Arctic. Matt has a tendency to brainstorm new adventures before the one he’s actually on ends, and that’s precisely what he’s been doing for the past year. Matt recently filed paperwork for the Ocean Research Project (ORP), a “nonprofit science and public outreach organization dedicated to gathering scientific data that will enable improved characterization of the global oceans and coastal areas,” Matt says through the foundation’s mission statement. As it happens, Matt has asked my wife Mia and me to be involved in the organization and its first planned expedition. We’ve known Matt since his return from Africa in 2010, and over the past couple years, we’ve become pretty good friends. We were there on his return to Annapolis in April, and we’ll be there when we set off again from Annapolis next June, bound for Greenland and the Northwest Passage. The first expedition will see Matt return to explore the Arctic, admittedly his favorite part of the world—“I was like a kid at Disney World up there,” he tells me— this time with a full complement of crew and a bigger sailboat. Matt’s passion for philanthropy will again be at the heart of the voyage and ORP as a whole. The plan is for the project to be a continual series of educational and scientific expeditions to various parts of the world. The Arctic expedition will be the first and will include Matt as expedition leader and ship’s captain; me as first mate; Mia as logistics

“Matt’s passion for philanthropy will again be at the heart of the voyage...” peake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB) offices, next door to SpinSheet, working on his book. He’s entertained family in town and has a sailing date with Senator Tom Harkin, author of the Americans with

##Matt Returning to Annapolis on St Brendan in April. Photo by Maria Karlsson

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coordinator; Jamin Greenbaum, a polar scientist who has been working closely with the Polar Scott Institute and the University of Texas along as head researcher; an additional scientist; and an as-yet-to-be-named filmmaker. The organization’s other goal is to make a series of documentaries that are both educational and fun to watch. “In addition to collecting useful scientific data,” continues the mission statement, “ORP will create educational documentaries promoting sailing and discussing the various problems and potential solutions for our changing oceans.” “The first expedition will begin in June 2013. We will sail to the extreme north of Baffin Bay, near Greenland, and traverse the polar ice cap,” Matt recently announced. “The trip will cover roughly 10,000 miles from the Chesapeake Bay to the Artic and southern Alaska.” September is a big month for us, as we officially make the project public and start the fundraising efforts in earnest. We are currently in talks about a suitable boat (and are open to suggestions!), are seeking funds and donations in-kind, and plan to have the framework for the documentary in place by the New Year. Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay will again be the home base for Matt’s ambitious plans. Visit solotheamericas.org for more information on Matt’s Around the Americas voyage and to read his blog in its entirety; click to oceanresearchproject.org to find more about or to donate to ORP.

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Coming & Going by Cindy Wallach


he Reshetiloffs were thrilled when Ecuador. But then we heard about the a family showed up to their yard bilingual school from the dock master at sale and finally took their bedroom the marina, and we got to know the area. It set off their hands. That was the last of the was such a convenient place to have friends large items that needed to go before they and family fly in and out to see us. It ended could clean out the house for renters and up being a perfect fit.” start the final planning to cast off cruising. But this wasn’t just some random bargain hunter who came to find a deal on furniture. “We had a blowout yard sale and were able to unload the last of our furniture on a wonderful family who, get this, are just returning to land life after seven years of cruising. I can’t think of a better family to have our old furniture,” says Ted Reshetiloff. “I was lying in my bunk last night thinking, wow, the house is just about empty. We are really committed now!’ The furniture seekers were Joe and Christy Boyle who left the Chesapeake Bay back in 2005 not knowing where the wind would take them. They sailed with their two daughters on their Switch 51 catamaran from the East Coast through the Eastern Caribbean, across the Atlantic Ocean, around the entire Mediterranean Sea, back across the Atlantic Ocean, and then over to Mexico where they ##Think this guy is ready for some high seas adventure? lived aboard in the Yucatan for Their daughters, Cassie and Juliana, two and a half years. had been doing school on the boat with “We originally ducked into Puerto the Calvert Homeschool program that so Aventura to wait out some weather. We many cruising families use. The girls were didn’t expect to like it there; we thought excited to enroll in the Mexican school and it would be expensive Gringoville,” says have a steady peer group even if it meant Christy. “We were actually aiming for 56 September 2012 SpinSheet

tackling a language barrier. Christy says her daughters were both completely bilingual in no time at all. They decided to stay until their older daughter graduated from middle school with her class there. Then they put the catamaran on the market, packed 18 suitcases, and flew home to the Chesapeake Bay for good. “We were lucky enough to have the same renter for our house all seven years that we were away cruising. So the house wasn’t trashed or anything. We were able to move right back in,” says Christy. It was ready minus the furniture they unloaded before the castoff way back when. That’s when they heard about the yard sale from a friend and stumbled upon the Reshetiloffs and their kids, Max and Anya, scurrying about trying to unload their landlubber possessions so they could go cruising this fall. “I see them getting ready and of course the first thing I feel is jealous,” Christy admits. “I know they must be hearing all kinds of advice, and they probably will be bombarded with people who have been there and done that telling them where to go and where not to go and what to do and all of that. I remember being at that stage, too. But the best thing you can do is learn to trust your own perspective on things.” Christy remembers that places and passages they were warned about ended up being highlights of their trip. She says that maybe that person was having a bad day, or was not feeling well, or had mechanical issues or something else that shaped their perspective. The best thing is to go and experience it. spinsheet.com

Ted and Claudia can’t wait to do just that, but first they still need to find a renter for their house, replace the holding tank, and do a few other less than glamorous chores. They’re still making time to keep up with their son Max’s Opti racing schedule, as well as doing other races around the Bay. Ted brought nine-year-old Max along for the Screwpile Regatta last month and took home the Class A2 trophy along with the Calvert Trophy on Bandit. Clearly, they aren’t just sitting in their slip waiting for October. Later this month, the Boyles and Reshetiloffs plan to get together for cocktails and story swapping, as one family settles in and the other counts down to cast off. Loads of questions and answers and tips and tricks will surely dominate the conversation. Christy says if there was just one thing she could tell them it would be this, “You’re making the absolute best choice you can make for your M A Gfamily A Z I N E and kids. Don’t let the little things weigh you down. Just stay positive and savor the big picture.”


##Claudia, Anya, Ted, and Max are almost ready for their cruising adventure.

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A Leisurely 14-Year Cruise Around the World by Lisa Borre


ike and Marguerite Welch recently returned to Annapolis, completing a leisurely 14-year west-about circumnavigation aboard Ithaca, their 1980 Shannon 38 Cutter. Except for their immediate family and those who happened to be out sailing in the afternoon of July 18, their homecoming went almost unnoticed. The quiet but adventurous couple had dressed Ithaca with courtesy flags from the 43 countries they had visited to commemorate the voyage, making for a colorful display as they passed a fleet of Optis off Sycamore Point. Their family met them in a small boat near the Severn River Bridge. Their granddaughter held a sign that read, “Welcome Home Ithaca!” As they approached the pier in front of their home in Epping Forest, a bagpiper beckoned them to shore. Their two sons brought bottles of Marguerite’s favorite champagne to celebrate What inspired you to embark on a voyage around the world? Mike: We’ve both been sailing all of our lives. Neither of us was very serious about sailing at first, but we enjoyed it a lot. When I was getting ready to retire from the Navy, I had a passion to just go cruising. We’d been to the islands on a charter and really liked it. We bought Ithaca and took a year off to go cruishome by their sons e Welch are welcomed ##Mike and Marguerit of the Welches sy rte cou t). Photos Pete and Danny (on righ

the momentous occasion. They have since celebrated with friends and neighbors, and with Ithaca tied safely to the pier, are now settling back into life on land. Mike, a retired Navy captain, and Marguerite, an artist, have been married for 47 years and have lived in Annapolis on and off for almost as long. The Welches cruised full-time for the first 10 years of their voyage, but by the time they reached the Mediterranean in 2007, they really missed being a part of family life. They moved back into their Annapolis house and commuted home for two or three months at a time during the final four years. I first met them in Marmaris, Turkey, in 2010, while our boats were berthed on the same pontoon. I talked with them on their porch overlooking the Severn River shortly after their return home. ing and see if we liked it. We left immediately after I retired and sailed to Bermuda, then down to Puerto Rico, through the islands to Venezuela, and back. We really liked cruising and wanted to do it again, but with both boys still in college, I wanted to keep working. We kept the boat, and I went to work at ARINC for eight years. We always said we were going to go cruising again, but the turning point for me, although not very romantic, happened when I was shopping for a Monitor windvane at the boat show. I talked to Hans who asked me if I liked visiting the islands. I said, “Yes, of course, that’s what it’s all about.” He suggested, “Well then go to the Pacific; don’t go to the Caribbean.” I remember coming home and saying, “We ought to try that.”

Did you plan to circumnavigate when you first set out? Marguerite: We had no real circumnavigation plans. We knew we wanted to go cruising, and it just sort of happened. At one point, when we were going through the Panama Canal, we realized, “Oh gosh, we’re kind of committed here.” But we never wanted to say that we were circumnavigating, because as we’ve seen with others who do it, a lot of things can happen. We would tell people that we were generally proceeding in a westerly

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direction. By the time we got to the Med, Michael was interested in getting home faster than I was. Every year we get older and don’t have the same strength. I just kept thinking, “Oh heck, we’re young. We can do this forever.” When we had already made it two-thirds of the way around, it became apparent that we needed to move on if we were going to complete a circumnavigation, so we did. Are you glad you had a home to come back to in Annapolis? Marguerite: Annapolis is our home. We raised our kids here. We live in this wonderful neighborhood and have great long-term friends, so we never could have sold our house. We rented it out instead. It’s always nice to know that if something bad happened, we could come home to a supportive community.

Why did you take so long to complete the voyage? Mike: At first, we thought we’d go cruising for three or four years, and then I’d go back to work. We had no plans to take 14 years, and if someone told me that at the beginning, I probably would not have gone. We left in the fall of 1998 and planned to get to the Pacific that year, but we stopped in the Bahamas and then Cuba and Central America. We spent eight months in Guatemala and started doing inland travel. We lost our [Pacific crossing] window that year and didn’t make it into the Pacific until 2000. We discovered there are a lot of things to see and do along the way. We visited many places by train and bus, places such as Burma, China, Tibet, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam that we didn’t visit by boat. We discovered that the boat is a good base for inland travel. Marguerite: We’re just passionate travelers, as well as passionate sailors. What is your fondest memory of the voyage? Marguerite: We had so many wonderful experiences and shared so many great things, but some of my fondest memories were not of all the romantic islands we visited but of very difficult moments, like when something breaks in the middle of the night during bad weather. We both would have to get up, and with the boat rolling back and forth and horrendous winds, we’d have to find a way to fix it. Using all of our strength, ##There really are imagination and benefits to coming patience, we would home from long somehow manage voyages. to sort things out and be safe again, without panicking or yelling at each other and with full cooperation and respect for the other’s ideas. I think that nothing can bring two people closer together than having those experiences.

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erite, an artist, have y captain, and Margu ##Mike, a retired Nav a cruise around the en tak e years and hav been married for 47 n 38-foot Cut ter. nno Sha on their 198 0 world for 14 of them

Did you notice any changes in the world of cruising when you were underway? Mike: The first thing I noticed was in the size of cruising boats. When we left, Ithaca was an average-sized cruiser at 38 feet. Now we’re on the smaller side. I don’t know, but it seems that the average size today is around the mid-40s. Marguerite: The technology has changed, and there are more cruisers now because it’s easier to do. One thing I’ve noticed is how people rely on their electronics so completely. We started with paper charts and a sextant, and even today, we would never go anywhere without them.

What did you learn about yourselves during the cruise? Mike: I’ve become much more appreciative of other people and cultures. And I’ve become aware of how big the world is and how we’re just a small part of it. Seeing so much, visiting so many places, and interacting with so many people have made me a more worldly person. Marguerite: It made me feel differently about being an American. After you’ve done the kind of traveling we have and seen the way the rest of the world lives—sometimes in appalling circumstances—and met people who have experienced horrifying wars, you realize how lucky we are in this country. What advice would you give others interested in circumnavigating? Mike: Go early, while you’re still young, and enjoy it. We’ve run into a number of cruisers who are on the fast track, trying to complete circumnavigations in two to three years, but that’s inconceivable to me. Marguerite: The most important thing is to choose a sturdy, well-built boat that you have confidence in—a boat that will take care of you. Depending on your pocketbook, this may not be the biggest and most luxurious. We always felt complete trust in our boat. About the Author: Annapolis sailor Lisa Borre cruised full-time for five years with her husband aboard their Tayana 37 Cutter Gyatso, visiting the Caribbean, Mediterranean, and Black Seas. The couple now cruises part-time in the Med and recently published a cruising guide called The Black Sea.

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Unexpected Scotland T

Story by Andy Schell; Photos by Maria Karlsson

oday is a big day for Mia and me. It’s July 31 as I write, and ones last year following the crossing, as they were perpetually exactly one year ago today, our 35-foot Allied Seabreeze damp and covered in mold (turns out, there is a reason why people yawl Arcturus set off from St. Pierre, that tiny French island use synthetic materials nowadays). My dad and I bent on sails and off the coast of Newfoundland, sailing for Ireland. Though we had reeved the halyards. left Annapolis and the Chesapeake behind some three weeks earBoth Mia and I suspected that the west coast of Scotland would lier, July 31 marked the official start of our adventure in my mind, be exciting, but the dramatic scenery blew us away. Arriving in when we finally stepped off the deep end and left the American Port Ellen on the island of Islay (pronounced eye-la and famous continent, bound for the Old World. for its single malt whisky) was like entering an entirely new world. Last winter, we left the boat near Belfast, Northern Ireland, Ireland is beautiful, gorgeous even, but Scotland was proving to be and nine months later, as I write today, we’re back aboard Arcturus, something else entirely. Bare green hills stretched right on down motoring through the Scottish Highlands in the Caledonian Canal to the water, with rocky shorelines protecting the coast and stone (and looking for the Loch Ness monster in that famous lake of the ruins dotting the islands and skerries. The country feels ancient. same name), and bound north and east yet again, this time sailing Nowhere is this feeling more pervasive than in the Caledonian toward Sweden and Mia’s home. Canal, the great inland waterway that connects the west coast to I wasn’t quite prepared for the mess onboard when we returned the northeast via three massive lochs, including the most famous in the middle of July. A layer of black grit covered the outside of them all, Loch Ness. The canal occupies the Great Glen, as it’s of the boat known locally, “Bare green hills stretched right on down to the water, with an ancient rift when we first climbed the rocky shorelines protecting the coast and stone ruins dotting valley slicing ladder to go between the the islands and skerries. The country feels ancient.” aboard. All of mountains to the cushions had been upturned and lockers open to let the interior the north and south. Ben Nevis, the highest point in Great Britain, air out, and the Windex had blown off the top of the mast. It took looms over the canal’s western sea locks, a bare and jagged pinnacle several days just to get the boat comfortably livable again. rising nearly 5000 feet straight up from the sea, barely a tree visible My dad joined us for the first two weeks. Since my mom died on its steep grey slopes, and with patches of snow on its summit. in April, he has been trying to find himself, trying to find a new Then it’s 106-feet up, via Neptune’s Staircase, a series of eight purpose in life now that his partner is gone and he is on his own. consecutive locks, and into this waterway through the mountains. It was sad for both of us today meeting a newly retired couple We made a decision, subject to change, of course. Actually, that is one of the single best things about travelling by sailing boat: decisions can change on the fly, and you don’t have to stick to a plan. You’d be foolish to. We’re making our way to Inverness via the inland route, where we’ll pick up some charts and stage for the longish sail up to Lerwick, the main town on Main Island (it’s actually called that) in Shetland. Rather than ponder the supposed beauty of Scotland’s west coast, we’re having a go at Great Britain’s northernmost outpost, making a little adventure out of it, a mission to take some photos and write a story. Shetland’s barren and windswept, but it’s got 8000 years of human history and was an important Viking settlement. And it’s ##Arcturus in the Caledonian Canal in Scotland. exacting a kind of inexplicable tug on my soul that I’m finding irresistible. So we’re declaring Shetland a personal challenge, a cruising the United Kingdom in their sailboat, out since May and little voyage of discovery and a real jaunt off the beaten path. We’re going until October. That was supposed to be my parents. It’s not using the time in the canal to rest up and get ready for some real much consolation that my mom and dad actually did go cruising in offshore sailing, and then it’s north north north. their younger years. That was then. Anyway, Mia and I spent some time with dad back in the United States to keep him company and ##Mia and Dennis (the go through my mom’s old stuff with my sister Kate. Now, we’re author’s dad) in Loch Lochy, at the start of trying to show him a good time in a new part of the world, doing the Caledonian Canal. something he loves. It took longer than expected to get Arcturus ready in Bangor thanks in part to a ridiculous scheme I had in mind of repowering the boat with an outboard motor (which involved me taking a two-day trip to Wales and England via ferry and rental car), but that’s another story. Mia set up her Sailrite sewing machine on the dock to make new lee cloths—we threw out the old natural canvas 60 September 2012 SpinSheet


Postcard from Vieques

by Sebastian Watt


e took our leave of the west not have been much help in pointing the coast of Puerto Rico or at way out of this particular reef. least we tried to. An impresThe next day, jaws firmly set and loins sive, jutting headland called Cabo Rojo girded for battle against the elements, guards the corner where the waters of found us making wonderful, calm, and the Mona Passage turn into the waters pleasant progress to Ponce; the capriof the Caribbean and where our course ciousness of Mother Nature knows no would take us along the southern edge bounds it would seem. Gone were the of the mainland of Puerto Rico until we toppling, steepling waves of yesterday to could turn north east for Vieques, a mere be replaced by a mirror-like surface over hundred-odd miles away. which Shalamar glided in the manner best Despite having battled headwinds for suited to the dignified old girl she is. most of the way from the Bahamas, we Ponce, as Puerto Rico’s second city, were unprepared for the nasty conditions has given itself certain airs and graces, thrown up along this coast, where the including a very grand yacht club; so prevailing easterly trades kick up an ungrand that it charges non-member sailors pleasant, short and lumpy sea and make $60 to land themselves at their dinghy headway very difficult. Our destination dock. Maybe Shalamar was not shiny was La Paraguaya, about 15 miles from enough or plastic enough for them, or and fast catamaran crewed by healthy the headland. It must have been the soft perhaps my leisure wear was not up to young hearties would have no trouble living the few days in Boqueron had afsnuff? In any event, it was an easy decikicking the ass of a venerable wooden forded us that had weakened our sailors sion to leave and head for the nearby and yawl with a crew of one Englishman, his resolve, because after 12 miles and six delightfully named Coffin Island. American wife, and two cats. hours or so of being battered and soaked, From Coffin Island, it is a short hop I’m pleased to report he hadn’t allowed we decided to turn back and sail with the to Salinas, a tranquil harbour surrounded for the native cunning of his country’s wind. colonial masters, and I am not “A tourist, at this point, might have in the least bit proud to admit It is always astonishing to me how quickly things can change sneaked out at first dark, stopped and asked for his money back, we at sea; one moment we were three hours before the “official” dancing around as wildly as a but as travelers, we had a chart to read.” start time. Needless to say we whirling dervish, and the next were moored in Vieques a good moment we were sailing along as sereneby mangroves and reputed to be the finhour before Ooroo and Richard arrived, ly as the Queen Mary, so serenely, in fact, est hurricane hole in all the Caribbean. and from the annoyed glances in our that I completely forgot about the fourAnchored in Salinas, we came across a direction, they were not best pleased. mile-long reef we had just labourously catamaran called Stingo (English slang Later that evening, as the “losers” were passed on the outside and rather too late for beer) owned by John Perry, who has buying the “winners” beer, I explained the to do anything about it, found ourselves many claims to fame. He was runner-up reasons for our success. Not our superb sailing down the narrowing middle chan- in the world windsurfing championships sailing skills and racing tactics, not the nel between two banks of angry breakers. and more recently, has a webpage called, fact that we had resorted to cheating at A few buttock-clenching and sphincterrather irristably, Desperate Sailors—we’ve the start, nor that we had run the engine tightening moments elapsed before a all been there, I think, especially when the for most of the race, but for a very much reassuring glance at the chart showed a barman has called time, and you have only more obvious reason: the far better qualtiny but deep exit a little further along. just arrived and are still finishing your first ity of our leisure wear. Perhaps this is what distinguishes the pint. traveler from the tourist. A tourist, at Another catamaran, Ooroo, was also About the Author: Since December this point, might have stopped and asked anchored nearby; owned by a serial entre2011, “adopted” Baltimore sailor Sefor his money back, but as travelers, we preneur Australian named Richard with bastian Watt has sent postcards about had a chart to read. Or is it that a tourist the deeply ingrained desire to thrash any his voyage from the Maryland YC to carries suitcases of suitable leisure wear, Englishman in any sporting arena from Vieques, Puerto Rico, where he has and travelers bring only books, maps, or Cricket to Tiddlywinks. He suggested an launched a charter business on his charts? In any case, it is unlikely that, no overnight race from Salinas to Vieques, 45-foot Rhodes custom Shalamar. matter how suitable, leisure wear would obviously thinking that his modern, sleek,

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Charter Notes

by Jessica Rice Johnson

Not Like it Said in the Brochure…


lanning out the details of an offshore passage is something that I would like to believe is possible. However, this notion was disproven once again on our return trip to the Chesapeake from the Bahamas this year. It was not at all the trip we advertised to the crew joining us on Elcie, our 62-foot catamaran designed for expedition charters. An early start to the hurricane season played a key role on our northbound passage. This disproves another belief I previously held, that tropical storms just don’t happen in May. The weather maps on the morning of the crew’s arrival showed a tight low

##Art practices the art of celestial navigation.

peake that evening. With decent and favorable winds forecast, we could stay ahead of the low. Our crew had to pretty much hit the ground running. The normal afternoon of orientation became a slightly condensed version. Just past sunset, Elcie was underway and following the dim stern light of the mail boat north

pleased, as he had brought his sextant to practice shooting sun sights. Climbing the starboard companionway stairs, I found Richard, my husband and Elcie’s skipper, sitting at the chart table, head down and looking pensive. The low over the Bahamas had moved north and was expected to rapidly develop into the second named

toward the Abacos. By morning, we were abeam of Hope Town. We had originally planned for a couple of days in the Abacos to relax before the offshore leg. Instead, it was good-bye Bahamas, hello Atlantic Ocean. Our crew acclimated just fine despite the rapid-fire start to the trip, and we settled into the shipboard routine. One of the crew joining Elcie for the trip north was Keith, from Minnesota, who had plans to buy and sail his own catamaran in the future. Art, from New Jersey, had been delivery crew on many monohulls and wanted to experience a multihull at sea. Pesky squalls associated with a persistent trough dogged us for much of the next two days. Reefing required extra hands, and I was woken often ending up always just on the edge of sleep. After 48 hours of dull skies and rain, the warm feeling of the Bahamian sunshine had all but left me. On the third day at sea, I woke to brighter skies and felt relief. After several months away, I was looking forward to being back in the Chesapeake in a few days. Art would be

storm of the hurricane season. This couldn’t be possible. It was only May?! Northeast winds reaching storm force were predicted for the waters off of Cape Hatteras, NC, within 36 hours, coinciding with our arrival if we carried on. We had two choices: head east and ride it out at sea or make for the coast nearly 260 miles away. Richard changed course for Charleston, SC. We worked hard to maintain good boat speed, arriving in Charleston Harbor just as the light faded on Friday of Memorial Day weekend. We had a warm welcome to a transient slip in a large marina and thoroughly enjoyed the unexpected stopover. Tropical Storm Beryl closed with the coast south of us bringing with it storm force winds and dangerous rip currents. By Sunday, she had made landfall at the GeorgiaFlorida border. The National Hurricane Center predicted that Beryl would then boomerang off the coast and head northeast toward Hatteras. Was she stalking us? We had just about enough time to safely reach the mouth of the Bay

“…tropical storms just don’t happen in May.” approaching the area over the next two days carrying loads of wind and buckets of rain. Boats had been coming into Nassau Harbour in droves, filling an already crowded and dodgy anchorage. Using all of the weather information available to us and having confirmation from a respected weather router, we made the decision to leave Nassau for the Chesa##Elcie is a 62-foot expedition catamaran.

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before Beryl would be passing Hatteras behind us. Monday morning off Charleston was squally, and seas were still running high. Knowing conditions were due to moderate, we headed out and laid a course to head around the cape, keeping Beaufort, NC, as an alternative if conditions dictated. Strong southerlies kept us on a fast broad reach. We flew, averaging well over 10 knots for the next 24 hours. It was a magnificent downwind sail, enjoyed by all onboard. We also landed a dorado, satisfying Keith’s hope to catch our dinner at sea. Approaching the mouth of the Bay, the wind died. Low, ominous clouds moved in, bringing with them the kind of rain that makes one pull off the interstate. Ticking off the buoys along the shipping lanes, we sighted the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel just about the same time we passed over it. By evening, skies had cleared, and Elcie was swinging on her anchor off of familiar Reedville, VA, back in the Chesapeake and just a day from home. While not the trip originally planned, the crew onboard appreciated the challenge of changing weather conditions and letting the conditions dictate our ultimate route.

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just saying… In these pages, you’ll be delighted to read about all of the fun high jinx our Chesapeake Country clubs are up to these past few months. You’ll also enjoy all the great photos we’re getting from clubs; this month’s crop [pun intended] of images is an especially good one. By October 10, send ruth@spinsheet.com your Club Notes, high-resolution photos, and fair winds and following seas through Thanksgiving and beyond.

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uring the Wizard of Oz party (right), members of the Severn River YC enjoyed dinner, trivia, a sing-along, and a costume contest. David Shiff and Cathy Khosrovian won the grand prize: a weekend at the Georgetown Fairmont Hotel in Washington, DC. —by Carl Di Peitro / severnriveryachtclub.org ##OK. You won’t see this in any other publication. And, yes, SpinSheet has full permission from the costumed characters to run this fun photo. Naturally, we had to print it first. Enjoy.


The Winds of Change

ith summer almost behind us, Club Beneteau Chesapeake Bay (left) members are looking forward to cooler and hopefully windy days of fall. September is a great month for club raft-ups; two popular ones are on our schedule. Below, the Fairlee Creek Open September 15-16 provides a lot of entertainment, with a three-club golf outing and a backward dinghy race. The Collegiate Tailgate Raft-Up September 29-30 brings back memories of our college days complete with school colors and other memorabilia. Beneteau owners who would like to join the fun can contact us through our website. —by Jeanne van Hekken / cb2.org ##What the seagull saw during a past Fairlee Creek Open of Club Beneteau Chesapeake Bay.

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Put Block Island on Your Bucket List


arry, Tyke, and Al reunited for a glorious week-long sail out of Newport, RI. For embers of the Philadelphia Sailing Club (PSC), the weather was warm and sunny and had lots of wind. It was a great day of sailing, sightseeing, and relaxing on the sea. After seeing the Herreshoff Marine Museum and taking a hot shower, we had dinner onboard and rested for our motor-sail to Block Island the next day. We ate at the Oar Restaurant overlooking the marina and enjoyed a brilliant sunset. The next day, we toured the charming island (right). On our last evening there, crews from three boats dined on the porch of the Narragansett Inn, with another beautiful sunset. On Wednesday, we headed up Narragansett Bay to Dutch Harbor Marina; and then we returned to Newport on Thursday, where we ate lobster rolls overlooking the water and topped the evening off with Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. The week was one of sweet summer dreams, cool summer breezes, and summer magic. —by Madonna Sutter / philadelphiasailingclub.org

##PSC members on Block Island (L-R): Mary Anne Kraemer, Harry Kraemer, Peggy Slack, Larry Slack, and Madonna Sutter. Photo by Chuck Sutter


A Word to the Wise

he 20th annual Fall Rendezvous of the Alberg 37 International Owners Association will be held at the Assenmacher Dock in Kinsale, VA, September 15-16. All Alberg 37 owners and wannabees are welcome. For details, visit our website. By the way, Kaye and I recently returned from our third cruise to the Abacos (Bahamas) aboard our 1975 Alberg 37 Yawl Shearwater. We had a great seven-month cruise! We plan to head south again this October. Our advice to potential Bahamas cruisers: do it before you get too old (which—to some extent—is a state of mind; both of us are in our early 70s). —by Tom Assenmacher / alberg37.org

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he 2012 Hunter Rendezvous at Port Annapolis Marina August 10-12 was a rousing success (left). Through the excellent speakers, everyone learned something; Paxxy the large rescue dog even learned to open the companionway hatch of her owner’s new Hunter e36. In addition to excellent educational, entertaining, and motivational speakers, the rendezvous gave more than 100 Hunter owners on 50 Hunter sailboats the opportunity to mingle over food, drinks, kids’ activities, panel discussions, and workshops. Many of the 27 supporting businesses were local to Annapolis. Hunter Marine of Alachua, FL; Tidewater Marina of Havre de Grace, MD; and Norton Yachts of Deltaville, VA, were the major sponsors of the event, which headlined speakers Steve Pettengill and Tom Neale. —by Carl Reitz / back2bay.org ##The drink dinghy was buzzing with activity during the Hunter Rendezvous.

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hen we think of sailing associations, we think of raft-ups, parties, and perhaps commodore balls. Sailing associations also give members a chance for ad hoc get-togethers of just a few boats and a chance for another member to photograph your boat. Bill Ellis of Second Option took this shot of my boat off Cove Point on just such an occasion (right). The highlight of August for the Hunter SA was the four-day Hunter Rendezvous. A couple of our club boats sailed toward Tangier Island at the rendezvous’s conclusion. In September, we will celebrate Labor Day by watching fireworks on the Rhode River and enjoy a September 22 Crab Feast on Salt Works Creek off of the Severn River. —by Carl Reitz / hsa1.org

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on’t miss our cruise to Havre de Grace, MD, October 1314. This is a joint production of two regions of the Tartan 34 Classic Association (right): the Chesapeake Region, captained by David Bourdon; and New York/New Jersey Region, captained by Peter Coggins. Bay sailors will convene at Eagle Cove at the mouth of the Magothy River October 11. We’ll spend the night of the 12th in the Sassafras River, and sail into Havre de Grace on the 13th. This cruise is an exceptional chance to see the Northern Chesapeake in a beautiful season and to meet other Tartan 34 Classic sailors from places you may not have visited yet. Our list of attendees keeps growing. If you can join us, contact either Peter Coggins at peter.r.coggins.civ @mail.mil or David Bourdon at moorings@comcast.net. —by Grace Holt / tca34.org

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To Sail. Perchance To Cruise… Or Race


hesapeake Bay Alberg 30 One-Design Association cruisers (right) will spend Labor Day weekend in Tilghman Creek off the Miles River. Cab and Loretta Lodge on Gendarme will plan activities to keep the lively crowd amused. For racers in the club, September 15 will find them sailing in the Naval Academy Sailing Squadron race to Oxford, and on September 16, they will race from Oxford in Tred Avon YC’s Hammond Race. September 22 brings the Potapskut SA (PSA) Race to Queenstown, MD, and September 23 brings the PSA Race back from Queenstown. Our Fall Rendezvous on the Magothy River at the home of Bob and Elaine Leigh September 29-30 will be the send-off for our most popular cruise: the Wild Goose Chase the first week of October. —by Jim and Barbara Palmer / alberg30.org

##Members return from the club’s historic walking tour of Annapolis led by Susan and Sandy Dapkunas. Photo by Rachel Meinhold


Ode to Summer

ll summer we shvitz, Jewish Navy boats plotzing. Fall forecast: we’ll kvell.” The Jewish Navy will celebrate simchas and non-simchas with good friends and good food September 9 in the Baltimore Harbor area. We will lounge by the water and relish (pun intended) an assortment of food at an all-you-can-eat afternoon cookout. This is a great time to catch up on boating stories and compose more holiday haiku. The Jewish Navy is for Bay sailing folks who don’t shvitz the small stuff. Our membership includes boaters from New Hampshire to Florida and all points between. Contact us for more information about our fall cookout and upcoming activities. —by Adiva Sotzsky / jewishnavy@jewishnavy.org

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CRUISING CLUB NOTES ##As seen from Crew Rest, as she aims for the raft-up.



Lower Bay Cruisin’

fter the 45th annual rendezvous for the Dickerson Owners Association, Chris and Bill Burry (Plover) led a great cruise with Dave and Siobhan Fahrmeier (Down Home), D and Don Wogamam (Southern Cross), Parker Hallam (Frigate Connie), and Rick and Dottie Woytowich (Belle) (left). My better half Julie and I joined Barry and Judy Creighton (Crew Rest). We visited former Dickerson commodores Mary and Dave Hazen at their home on Trippe Creek and cruised to Mill Creek off the Magothy River near the home of Randy and Barbara Bruns (Rhythms in Blue). Crew Rest then sailed to steamed crabs at the Crab Claw Restaurant in St. Michaels; motored to Solomons and then Indian Creek; visited Carter Creek for dinner at the Tides Inn near Irvington, VA; joined Bob and Sarah Shelton (Aequanimitis) and Rob Meredith and Malone Williams (Lothlorien) on the Piankatank River; anchored in Fishing and Mobjack bays; and then returned to Hampton, VA. —by Jeff Stephenson / dickersonowners.org

‘Tis the Season…

hesapeake Bristol Club (CBC) members rendezvoused May 12-13 for the shakedown cruise to Carr Creek. Wye Island was the setting for the Memorial Day weekend, where CBCers joined the Eastport YC and the Magothy River Sailing Club for some new activities, including model sailboat design and racing, an interpretative drawing presentation, geo-cashing, movies, and barbecued chicken. We headed to Norfolk June 3 for the OpSail Norfolk Parade of Tall Ships, and our two-week cruise stopped at ports on both sides of the Bay while returning to Annapolis. July 3-4 brought us to the fireworks in Rock Hall, MD, and then Gibson Island. On July 14-15, we enjoyed the Log Canoe races near Oxford, MD (right), followed by another two-week cruise. —by Marty Keegan / cbclub.info

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##OPCYC members make Blackbeard and Jimmy Buffett proud.

Buccaneers and “Buffetteers”?

eft, pirates and Parrotheads came together at the annual summer party held by the Old Point Comfort YC (OPCYC) at Fort Monroe in Hampton, VA, in mid-August. The weather was sunny and warm as the pirates and their wenches met Parrotheads on the beach in front of our clubhouse. There was no need to plunder, since the club provided plenty of tasty food and libation. Nor did the pirates have to threaten to draw their swords, since there were prizes for the bestdressed pirate and Parrothead. Members and families come together to enjoy sailing and powerboating and educational and social events on the land and water. To join our club, contact Robert Williamson at sunlion61@msn.com. —by Eileen Turner / opcyc.org

Venus on the Move and a Wakeup Call?


n early June, Annapolis Corinthians Fleet members gathered on top of the Grand View Condominium in Annapolis to view the transit of Venus across the sun’s face. Annapolis past fleet captain Ken Appleton (right) viewed this phenomenon using a sextant, while fleet captain Don Andrew used a single lens of a pair of binoculars to project the clear image onto a cardboard screen. On July 14-15, the Corsica River was the chosen rendezvous for the Annapolis and Philadelphia fleets of the Corinthians to celebrate Bastille Day, the historical 1789 wakeup call for Europe’s kings and queens. Susan and Larry Blount generously offered Chateau Blount as the meeting place for the assembled Corinthian Francophiles, numbering 20 nine in all, who arrived by land and sea. Threatened thundery weather passed to the south, and the weather was kind. All enjoyed ‘les vins et fromage Francais’ plus other refreshments and ‘beaucoup de conversation conviviale parmi les vieux amis.’ —by Davis and Ross Hall and Mike Upton / thecorinthians.org


##Ken Appleton views the transit of Venus.

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CRUISING CLUB NOTES ##Kingsmill YC students this summer.

A Class Act on the Southern Bay


sing resources from his Virginia Maritime Ministry, David Chin—a veteran certified U.S. Sailing instructor and member of the Kingsmill YC in Williamsburg, VA—taught a class at the Wareham Pond Recreation Center at the Kingsmill Resort for a dozen new and “rusty” sailors (left). The graduates returned to their home ports with a Sailing Workbook, a Start Sailing Now booklet from SpinSheet, and in uniform with official crew caps commemorating the boldness and leadership of this first-ever vanguard class. Members have since opened up their yachts to these now qualified crew, and all are looking forward to sharing sea stories soon. The club is a 36-yearold non-profit. —by David Chin / david.r.chin@wfadvisors.com

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he Back Creek YC’s annual Lobster Feast weekend August 11-12 spilled all over Wally and Molly Stone’s residence and dock on Crab Creek off the South River (right). Fifty members attended for a menu of creative appetizers, lobsters, prime rib, fresh corn on the cob, salads, and desserts. A flip-flop-and-drop pancake breakfast followed on Sunday. On August 25, members rafted up—before the Labor Day Cruise September 1-3 to the Miles River YC in St. Michaels—for food and fellowship. Up next are a mid-week anchor out September 12 and a water rendezvous September 22. —by Otto Hetzel / backcreekyc.org ##Yum! BCYC’s annual lobster feast is a club favorite.

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ockville Sail and Power Squadron (RSPS) members (right) have held cruises and raft-ups on the Patapsco, Magothy, South, and Corsica rivers so far this year. The raft-ups are averaging about 10 boats and 22 people. Led by Julien Hofberg and Steve Permison, the safety topic/seminars theme and demos of this year’s boating activities have been “how to be prepared and successfully execute man-overboard recoveries.” The next water activities are RSPS’s Day-on-the-Bay, and the next raft-up destination will be the Little Choptank River. —by Craig Floyd / rspsonline.org


##Ten boats ready for a RSPS raft-up, including the one taking this photo.

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##Dinner aboard OptiMystique during a Sailing Chavurah raft-up on the Southern Bay.


‘Nother Southern Bay Cruise

ailing Chavurah (above) spent 15 fun days together on the water sailing to destinations on both shores of the Southern Chesapeake, stopping for two days in Crisfield, MD, to take in fireworks and enjoy the area’s famous crabs and Yuengling. If you like good company and good cruising, check us out on the web. Join us for a day or weekend sail. Membership is still just $18 per year (our salute to life). —by Stephen Permison / sailingchavurah.com

Hard To Beat Seafood and Jazz

or the Chesapeake Catalina YC, our August event was come by boat or by car to the Clam and Lobster Bake at the Miles River YC in St. Michaels, captained by John and Betty McElderry. Twenty-two crews showed up for the seafood and of course the fun. We ended the month with two Labor Day weekend cruises: one to the Choptank River captained by Mike and Marie Yates and one to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor captained by David Dobbins. September events include a raft-up the weekend of the 8th captained by Jon and Marilyn Van Tassell. There, we’ll enjoy an on-the-water Jazz Festival in Shaw Bay, which includes a free concert by Them Oyster Boys. We’ll end the month with our annual Oktoberfest Raft-Up on the weekend of the 29th in the Rhode River, captained by Wayne and Joan Savage. There are still many more club events this season. Make plans to sail with us. —by Michael Davis / sailccyc.org

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embers of the Colonial Sail and Power Squadron (CSPS) and some friends from neighboring squadrons headed to downtown Hampton, VA, July 13-15 for our second summer rendezvous (right). Over the hot weekend, we were chased below decks by a line of squalls. But, we enjoyed dinner in downtown Hampton, a guided tour of the fascinating Hampton History Museum, and a potluck featuring a fun nautical rules-of-the-road quiz. Our August 24-26 rendezvous at Smithfield Station in Smithfield, VA, was another fun-filled weekend. —by Mike Stiglitz / cspsboating@gmail.com


##CSPS members enjoy an evening potluck dockside at Hampton Public Piers this July.

Falling into Fall?

f your family wants to cruise with other families and enjoy some friendly dinghy sailing “races” for youngsters, check out the Chesapeake Family Cruising Network for news of raft-ups and rendezvous. I’m writing this from the cabin of Pneumatos II; it’s a beautiful day on the water, even if I’m only planning the next round of boat projects to prepare for fall cruising. —by Steve Coder / groups.yahoo.com/group/CFCNetwork

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Catching Up with Cole Allsopp T his month SpinSheet sat down with local sailor extraordinaire, Cole Allsopp, who has recently been named junior program director of the Severn SA (SSA) in Annapolis. We talked with Cole during a regatta in Newport, RI, to learn about his relationship with SSA, his sailing life in Annapolis, and his plans for the future.

How did you first become involved with SSA? What’s been your involvement with the club over the years? Allsopp: I started sailing Optimists in the junior program at SSA. I soon graduated to Lasers and 420s in the summer program. As a member of the Key School varsity sailing team, I also sailed out of SSA for our high school practices. Although I slightly lost touch during my four years at the College of Charleston [where he competed as a member and captain of the varsity sailing team], I am happy to be involved in the program again. I race my V15 occasionally during TESODs (Tuesday Evening Sailing One Designs) and will likely try to compete against other SSA members when sailing in events around the country. SSA provides a unique onedesign experience that I find great value in. How have you seen the program change over the years? One of the great things about SSA is that it has not changed much. With the exception of the new leadership in the junior program provided by Joel Labuzetta, SSA has kept its original qualities intact.

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What sets SSA apart from other clubs? SSA provides a unique one-design experience at a very low cost. The club is streamlined to put boats to use on a regular basis. The club is simple and basic in that it is really about the sailing. Members must be somewhat self-sufficient; you must take the initiative to get out there and just hit the water. Having a “do it yourself” facility really keeps the focus on sailing. You’ve sailed all over the world—what makes sailing in Annapolis cool, fun, or exciting? There is no better place to be or sail than Annapolis in the fall and spring. I also think the late afternoon sea breeze is very underrated here. The afternoon sailing I have been doing lately has frequently been supported by a perfect eight- to 12-knot southerly. The summers are a difficult time to sail here, not only because it is so hot but also because the breeze is less consistent and is typically not that strong. Despite summer’s lack of breeze, I try to make the most of what is available.


Now that you have been named junior program director for SSA, what future plans, goals, or ideas do you have to make the program even better? I think we would all like to see some very high level dinghy programs coming out of Annapolis. There are world-class sailors all over the place with roots in Annapolis; Terry Hutchinson is just one example. We have the infrastructure to support junior teams that want to compete at the highest levels nationally and internationally. It would be nice to see some hometown heroes out winning events. I would also like to see a regular team race series take hold. It’s been great to watch as team racing has taken off around the country, and I would love to see the sport become a major part of our local sailing scene. It is fun,

fast paced, and combines tactics, boat speed, and athleticism into one… what more could you ask for? To develop a regular team racing series, the racing would most likely have to happen in a manageable keelboat, such as the J/22. The J/22 would be a way for sailors both young and old to compete and learn tips and tactics from one another. The team racing scene is extremely social while also being very competitive, thus creating a fun dynamic between clubs and sailors around the country. In my opinion, there is no better time to raise the level of play than now. And thanks to Annapolis’s sailing-rich environment, we have the perfect community, full of interest and talent to lead the charge in stepping up our game toward becoming more of a force in the team racing circuit around the country.

University of Delaware Sailing Team Relocates


orth East River YC (NERYC) and the University of Delaware (UD) sailing team have announced that the student club is relocating their program to NERYC’s facility in North East, MD. The team is one of the university’s oldest club sport teams and a member of the Middle Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association or MAISA. “This cooperative venture is a win/win situation for both UD and NERYC. During the fall and spring sailing seasons, UD students will have a first-class marina and excellent venue from which to practice and host regattas. This also provides our club with an enduring exposure to intercollegiate sailing and positive role models for our own junior sailing program, which continues to grow in popularity,” says NERYC commodore Russ Zehnacker. The club has a wide range of activities, including sailboat racing, cruising for sailors and powerboaters, a vigorous junior sailing program, and a variety of fun and educational social events throughout the year. ##The UD sailing team is one of the school’s oldest club team sports and a member of MAISA. Photos courtesy of NERYC

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##The UD sailing team in Flying Juniors off Annapolis.

The UD sailing team’s current commodore, Bryan Whittington, who is a senior pursuing a degree in geology, learned to sail at NERYC when he was 10 years old and is excited about the opportunity. He says, “Skippering against some of the best sailors in the region and teaching others the fundamentals and art of racing within UD have been some of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Moving our group to NERYC feels like a natural fit. I am honored to have a key role in bringing the team that I love to the place where I found sailing.” The UD Sailing Team has a fleet of seven Flying Juniors, which are two-person, 14-foot dinghies. The group practices Monday through Friday afternoons in the fall and spring and attends five regattas each semester at other area schools. A UD-hosted regatta is held each October and April, which will now occur at NERYC. Team activities will commence the first week of September. udel.edu/recreation

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Chesapeake Racing Beat


Farewell Weeknight Racing… Bring on the Fall!

ong before the first cold snap, hundreds of Bay sailors at least get goosebumps and maybe even the first wave of winter blues as they bid their summer weeknight racing crews farewell for another season and enter into the time for serious autumn racing. No time to wax nostalgic yet, racing sailors; there’s much exceptional competition to come. More than 150 boats and 1000 sailors are expected to descend upon Annapolis on Labor Day Weekend, September 1-3, for the 46th annual Chesapeake Bay YRA (CBYRA) Annapolis Race Week (ARW). The past two years’ events have been blessed by Mother Nature in the form of breezy days. Let’s start a collective wind dance now to ensure that the trend continues. A minor change to the 2012 edition that competitors should note before day one: SpinSheet, provider of the program and the Annapolis Race Week Daily News, has found a new vendor for the current charts for the race course areas. The data from Weather Routing, Inc. is so close to “real time” that we are unable to fit it into the program in time for print. We will display a link to the updated current chart for Saturday, September 1, on spinsheet.com and include a link and QR

code in the program that you will find in your skipper bag. On days two and three, September 2 and 3, updated current charts will be included in the Daily News as usual. You may find copies of the ARW Program and Daily News in the following places: Annapolis YC (AYC) annex, AYC boatyard, Bert Jabin Yacht Yard ship’s store, and race headquarters at City Dock Annapolis. Another change to the event is having the Cedar Point Race run concurrently with ARW on Monday, September 3. For the third year in a row, daily awards parties with live music, food, drink, and vendors will unfold at ARW race central at City Dock. Again, parties are open to the public, so spread the word to your non-sailing (-yet) friends. Click to cbyra.org/arw for details. Among the other regattas coming soon are the Naval Academy Sailing Squadron’s popular Race to Oxford (September 15), Hospice Cup (September 22), fall series up and down the Bay, and a SpinSheet favorite for those who may have not raced for a long time but still have enough energy to sail 10 miles in a dinghy: the Hampton Roads Sunfish Challenge and Dinghy Distance Race (September 22).

##CBYRA Annapolis Race Week unfolds September 1-3. Race central will once again be at City Dock. Photo by Dan Phelps

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ind! That’s what the 120 participating teams of the 2012 Governor’s Cup Yacht Race will remember this time around. Crews reported 10 to 20 knots from the east over the course of the night of August 3-4 in the 70-mile annual overnight race from Annapolis—and now, from the Potomac River—to St. Mary’s City, MD. Organizers from St. Mary’s College of Maryland reported that the event was an overall success, full moon and all, with much positive feedback from sailors who competed in the new Potomac leg. They expect the numbers to double from that region for the 2013 edition. The race, which started Friday evening and ended Saturday morning in St. Mary’s City, included 16 boats this year from up

and down the length of the Potomac River. Participating boats came from as far away as Alexandria, VA, with entries from Quantico, Dahlgren, Northern Neck of Virginia, and St. Mary’s County. The new Potomac Leg of the Governor’s Cup was the culmination of an effort by six sailing clubs to promote increased sailing competition along the Potomac. It began earlier this year with the formation of the Potomac Yacht Racing Council (PYRC), which has representatives from the Daingerfield Island SC, Quantico YC, Dahlgren YC, Middle Potomac SA, Northern Neck SA, and Barnacle Cup Sailing. Click to smcm.edu/govcup for complete results.

2012 SMCM Governor’s Cup Yacht Race Results Cruiser (15 boats) ##Marc Briere’s Cheetah placed second in the Patuxent Partnership Trophy class. Photo by Dan Phelps

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PHRF B (19 boats) ##The Bremer/Carter/Libby Syndicate on Dog House placed second of 25 boats in PHRF A2 in the 2012 Governor’s Cup; Christian Smith and team on UNSA’s Integrity placed first. Photo by Dan Phelps

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Plantation Light Race

Nighttime on the Southern Chesapeake by Lin McCarthy


he annual Plantation Light Race is one of the Southern Chesapeake Bay “Moonlight Ladies” that draws racers every summer to test their nighttime sailing skills and… other things. Some would say doing nighttime racing is an indication of questionable common sense, but others like the challenge. That can be the challenge of the high summer thunderstorm, the tanker busting for Hampton Roads Harbor, or the crew who thinks it’s a luxury cruise and plans only to soak up moonlight and vichyssoise. This year, the Hampton YC-sponsored race August 4 was spared thunderstorms, and as is the usual case, racers stayed well away from the big ships. It was, however, a long—59 miles for the faster boats and 46 for the smaller ones—tough, race.

Wind machines recorded winds well over 20 knots as the fleet crossed back to the western shore. Justin Morris, who brought his Hunter 26.5, The Hunter, in second in the PHRF C class, confirmed that it was a difficult night of sailing. “We finished just before 5:30 a.m. Sunday morning,” Justin says. “It was tough out there.” The Hunter had started at 19:15 Saturday evening. This year 17 boats accepted the Plantation Light challenge. The fleet winners were: PHRF A—Martin Casey, Bow Down (Olson 30); PHRF B—Ben Cuker, Callinectes (Cal 3-30); PHRF C—Neil Ford and Lis Biondi, Rocket J (J/24); and, PHRF Non-Spin—Leo Wardrup, Black Widow (Irwin 38). The Principal Race Officer was Bob Thomas.

##Martin Casey and crew are in their first year in the PHRF A fleet with their “new to them” Olson 30, Bow Down. They finished first in their fleet in the Plantation Light Race. Photo by Lin McCarthy

Virginia Governor’s Cup by Lin McCarthy


##2012 Mutineer National Champion Ernie French and crew get ready race for the title August 5 at the Virginia Governor’s Cup. Photo by Lin McCarthy

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he Ware River is where every year, for more than 40 years, one-design racers have come to the Virginia Governor’s Cup Regatta. August of 2012, the 48th year, was no different than the others. A total of 74 dinghy racers arrived at the Ware River YC (WRYC) to sail for two days on the ideal dinghy racing venue, just off the northwest corner of Mobjack Bay. When visitors leave the main highway to head for WRYC, they are treated to a winding two-lane road that, this year, is bordered by green, green fields and pastures. The green is the silver lining of a rash of summer thunderstorms that have pestered the Gloucester and Ware Neck area. As the cars, boat trailers, and small campers hit the corduroy and gravel entrance to the host club, they are ready to see returning friends, make new ones, and to race, race, race. This year, the winner of the Governor’s Cup came from the Albacore Class and was no surprise. Barney Harris had seven bullets

over the two days of racing in great wind and clear skies. Most of the racers were undaunted, well, maybe a little daunted, at the start of the day Sunday, by the winds in the high teens. “Yesterday was tougher because the waves were so square,” one racer explained as he continued to rig his boat. The Mutineer Class held its National Championship, and after 12 races, Ernie French was the undisputed champion; he registered 11 bullets. Wrapped into the Governor’s Cup is the Junior Regatta that drew 32 Optimists. This was the first time WRYC newly formed Optimist Team acted as hosts for the junior contingent. The Optis got in 10 races over two days. So, the Virginia Governor’s Cup folks will have one more opportunity next August to tweak a favorite regatta before they lay on the grand 50th edition of the event in 2014. Every year, there is something special waiting at the end of that two-lane road for dinghy racers. Ware River is where it’s happening.

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##Optis and WRYC flags face the Sunday morning breeze in the high teens. Photo by Lin McCarthy

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A Busy August Weekend on the Southern Chesapeake Bay


by Lin McCarthy

ometimes August is portrayed as the time of lethargy for Southern Chesapeake Bay racers. On the contrary, take for instance the second weekend in August. There were three significant racing events going on, two of which declared champions and the other figured in points standings for the entire season. The Hampton One-Design (HOD) class got its National Championship Regatta started on Friday at the Norfolk Yacht and Country Club. They made good on their intention to sail two races on Friday, three on Saturday, and at least one on Sunday. Things started in a huge breeze and wrapped up on Sunday in bare minimum breeze. To add to the excitement, the determination of the champion came down to what was described as “. . . a match race between the eventual national champions, Mark Wheeler and Dave Chapman, and the team of Latane Montague and Aidan Toms. Wheeler/Chapman prevented Montague/Toms from getting the second-place finish they needed to win. And, even more exciting news for the HOD class is that of 10 young sailors racing in the regatta, nine are already on college teams or planning to be on their college teams as freshmen this fall. The HOD class seems poised for a major resurgence. At the 73rd annual One-Design Regatta at Fishing Bay YC (Deltaville, VA), 112 boats (including 17 Optimists) turned up to race against members of their own classes. The Flying Scots had 33 on the starting line, and John Aras, who won the class 84 September 2012 SpinSheet

with five bullets, received the John R. Hawksworth Trophy for his performance. The 14 San Juan 21s broke into two groups (spinnaker and working sails) and decided their National (East Coast) Champions, Branin Thorn and Mike Evans, respectively. Other classes racing and their winners were: Front Runner/ Matthew Braum; Typhoon/Frank Birdsall; Albacore/Barney Harris; Laser/Dan Herlihy; Laser Radial/Luke Hayes; Thistles/ Robert Perera; Windmills/John Danneberger; and Optimist/ Guthrie Braum. The regatta opened on Saturday, remained steadfast in a whopping thunderstorm and downpour (two inches) on Saturday afternoon, and finished on Sunday in delightful conditions. And, on this same busy weekend, the big boats on the Southern Bay raced off Willoughby in the “Big Bay” at the annual Cruising Club of Virginia (CCV) Founders Race. This was one of the CCV summer races that counts toward the club’s High Point standings for year-long awards presented in November. This was Sunday, and the air turned moderate to light; but each of the PHRF fleet (A, B, C, and NS) winners, Meridian X (Sledd Shelhorse), Gremlin (Greg and Carie Cutter), Rocket J (Neil Ford and Lis Biondi), and Black Widow (Leo Wardrup) finished in a respectable time. The hero of the day was Leroi Lissenden, skipper of Voodoo 2, who provided post-race party hotdogs for all the racers and friends. All of this proves yet again, there is no time that is inappropriate for sailboat racing. . . with gusto! spinsheet.com



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##Sheilds competing in the Robert K. Robson Memorial Races August 11 at the Oxford Regatta. Ed Cassidy and Pete Bailey’s Intrepid ended the day with a first-place finish and took top honors. Photo by Al Schreitmueller

Oxford Regatta 2012

othing feeds a Chesapeake Bay sailor’s soul quite like seeing Log Canoes, Optimists, Club 420s, Penguins, Comets, Lasers, Snipes, Stars, Shields, big boats, spectators, young sailors, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and lifelong and new sailing friends all enjoying one pretty river. That’s what happens on the Tred Avon River every year come mid-August at Tred Avon YC’s (TAYC) signature Oxford Regatta. Despite a dreary start for nearly 30 boats in the Race to Oxford from Annapolis August 10, the racers persisted and made it to the Friday night party at TAYC. The festivities continued on Saturday and Sunday with racing on the Tred Avon and Choptank Rivers, in better-than-anticipated conditions, somewhat puffy breeze, and a little Sunday rain. “Not hot” is sometimes good enough for August on the Bay, and sailors enjoyed the annual event through its elegant Sunday afternoon awards ceremony. Click to tayc.com and the “schedule at a glance” page for results of all one-design classes, including log canoes, and PHRF classes.

##They sure do clean up well! Sam Bruce, Jordan Bruce, James Golden, and Caroline Benson collecting some silverware at the Oxford Regatta. Photo by Anu Golden

##Laser Radials and Club 420s were part of the action in the Tred Avon River August 11-12. Photo by Al Schreitmueller

##Corbin Penwell’s Island Blossom posted two bullets in three races and proved victorious at the 2012 Oxford Regatta. Photo by Al Schreitmueller

##James Golden, Sam Bruce, Jake Vickers, and Bill Vickers looking good at the awards party for TAYC’s Oxford Regatta. Photo by Anu Golden

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J/Port Anniversary Sailing Fest

ince 1992, J/World Annapolis and the Chesapeake Boating Club (CBC, formerly J/Port Sailing Club) have been providing affordable sail training and assessable boating. To offer thanks to their members and students and to celebrate their 20th anniversary, they invite J/ World grads, former and current CBC members, and J/Boat owners to participate in Sail Fest Saturday September 15. The day kicks off at 10 a.m. with an informal skipper’s meeting and coffee and doughnuts. Participants will sail on J/World and CBC boats for the pursuit fun race starting at 1 p.m. off Annapolis with a reverse-order start; the race committee will assign modified handicaps. The race course will be approximately 6.7 miles around government marks. The top five boats will win trophies, and others will collect specialized awards at the barbeque following racing. Any J/Boat or Harbor 20 may enter. All CBC members may sail as crew for the fun race or participate in a fishing contest or scavenger hunt. jworldannapolis.com

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nyone who does not think there are many sailors from Philadelphia, PA, on the Chesapeake has not been to Rock Hall, MD… Bay sailors may want to head north for some brotherly competition at the Philadelphia Cup Regatta (the second in a row after a 16-year hiatus) on the Delaware River, with a series of lively one-design races between two of the city’s most picturesque bridges. The event is expected to draw more than 100 boats and 350 sailors from the surrounding region in a day-long series of races starting at 9 a.m., September 29. The Corinthian YC of Philadelphia, Liberty SA, Riverton YC, and more than a dozen other clubs will host the event along with the Independence Seaport Museum. The races will take place roughly between the Betsy Ross and the Walt Whitman Bridges with the second floor balcony of the Seaport Museum being the prime viewing spot. The awards ceremony commences at 5 p.m. phillyseaport.com/philadelphia_cup

##Sippy Cup winner Dobbs Fryberger on Whimsey, with Konig and Broom Stick following. Photo by Suzanne Fryberger



##Bay sailors may want to head north for some brotherly competition at the Philadelphia Cup Regatta September 29. Photo by John Folk

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he fourth annual Sippy Cup, an informal race from just north of Turkey Point Lighthouse (North East, MD) to Annapolis, was held August 3-4. The race is run in a similar fashion to the Governor’s Cup Yacht Race, with an early evening start, sailing through the night, and a finish during the following day. After more than nine hours of racing, Miss Ad-Venture took line honors, crossing ahead of Whimsey by 13 minutes and 16 seconds. That still wasn’t enough, however, to beat the latter’s 18-minute handicap, and so Whimsey sailed home with the Sippy Cup for one more year.

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Catapult Goes the Distance


##Mark Glimcher’s Catapult passes Fort Adams on her way to winning the IRC Class of the 2012 Ida Lewis Distance Race. Photo by ILDR/Meghan Sepe

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nnapolis sailors may have spied the sleek, red hull early in the summer in Annapolis Harbor after her launch and a couple of Wednesday night races and thought, “What is that?” She’s Catapult, a Ker 40 owned by Marc Glimcher (New York, NY) and often sailed with a few Chesapeake Bay sailors on deck, as she was when she proved victorious among 26 competitors in the 122-mile Ida Lewis Distance Race August 17. Ideal conditions, with 16- to 18-knot southwesterly winds made for a just postsunrise finish prediction, and the Catapult crew did not disappoint when they led the IRC fleet and took line honors off the Ida Lewis YC in Newport at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. “This race was fantastic,” says Annapolis sailor and navigator Geoff Ewenson, who sailed the inaugural Ida Lewis Distance Race in 2004 and recalled that they finished that race in the wee hours of Sunday morning with the race taking what seemed like forever. This year, after finishing the race in under 17 hours, he explained that the challenge was whether to get into a watch system or tough it out and sail everybody up. “We realized there would be short bits during the race when it wouldn’t be stability conditions, and so we had to steal little naps then. The most anybody slept on our boat was probably an hour.” For their efforts, Catapult collected the Ida Lewis Distance Race Commodore’s Trophy for the IRC class win, along with the perpetual Russell L. Hoyt Memorial Trophy for best elapsed time. For Ewenson, winning the Hoyt award had special meaning. “When I was 10 years old I sailed home from Bermuda on Russell’s boat Destination. I grew up in Newport and knew Russell. I considered him to be a friend even though he was a bit older than me. It really is quite nice to be able to be on the boat that comes back and wins the trophy that’s named after him.” Other Chesapeake sailors on the Catapult crew included Mike Coe, Grant Spanhake, and Arnis Baltins. Hendrikus Wisker’s Nautor Swan 55 Harlem (Round Hill, VA) topped the PHRF Cruising Spinnaker class. Paul Milo’s J/109 Vento Solare (Leesburg, VA) placed sixth in IRC. ildistancerace.org spinsheet.com

New Fleet in the Creek by Joshua Rosenthal


When asked why he likes his Harbor rowing up on the Chesapeake Bay, outing of five. They wanted a daysailer 20 so much, Marshall Steele says, “It has especially near Annapolis, practically that was fast in light air, yet manageable cushions, and I can take my wife out on it forces residents to experience life on in heavy air, and they ordered enough without any problem.” This is the precise the water. Even the odd Marylander who to build an entire one-design fleet. reason for the sudden boom in populardoesn’t sail regularly can rattle off the The final product with its sleek hull, ity. Older sailors who crave the feel of the names of a few sailing classes simply by self-tacking jib, and simple rig became tiller now have a low-stress, low-impact seeing these boats on the Bay while crabso popular that sailors across California way of becoming re-involved in the sailing bing, fishing, or picking up a friend from ordered enough boats to establish two community again. Peter Trogdon, for a local regatta. Albacores, Stars, Flying more fleets in San Diego and Santa instance, grew up sailing Thistles in WashJuniors, Flying Scots, 420s, and the various Barbara within eight years. ington State, but bought J/fleets represent just some a large powerboat when examples of the long“We’re getting all kinds of people back into sailing he moved to the Chesastanding one-design racing peake region and has been that haven’t been sailing for 20 or 30 years.” fleets that form the sailing boating with it for years. community within AnHe now happily owns his Harbor 20, napolis. For this reason, the few new fleets These specifications, although sucSkimmer, and loves racing. “We’re getting that make their debut on the Chesapeake cessful, quickly attracted a customer base all kinds of people back into sailing that tend to create a bit of a splash. of sailors ranging from age 55 and older. haven’t been sailing for 20 or 30 years.” Many Harbor 20 owners are onceThe Harbor 20 fleet, the new kid on the About the age gap, Hichens says, “We’ll competitive racers, who now want a block or rather the new fleet in Spa Creek, get some younger customers when they see more relaxed racing experience, or older has become immensely popular in only how much fun it is.” As a younger sailor powerboat owners who want to experithree seasons. There are currently 18 Harmyself, I personally thought the level of ence sailing. Most Harbor 20 owners bor 20s in Annapolis, and 12 of them regucompetition from these older guys who have another large cruising boat, either larly raced in this past frostbite series. One need their cushions to sail wouldn’t chalpower or sail, that they use on different might wonder how a fleet of brand new lenge me, but I was quite surprised when I occasions. This age base made a huge boats could have grown during a recession, jumped onto Skimmer last week. Trogdon impact on the development of the class when prospective buyers are probably more and I spent more time re-thinking tactics rules. For example, hiking is strictly prowilling to pinch their pockets than upwind than I did on FJs in college. We had a hibited, and every boat is required to sail boats, but Garth Hichens, president of blast. Hichens told me afterward, “Yeah, with cushions that persons in the boat Annapolis Yacht Sales and also a proud this boat surprises racing people.” So, must use. Also, spinnakers are prohibHarbor 20 racer, says, “This boat simply whether you’re a hardcore racer or you’re ited on the race course. Almost all the sells itself.” In fact, the owners praise the just looking to get back into a sport you strains on the body a person qualities of this boat so much, you might once loved, I recommend just dropping experiences when sailing have think they receive a commission. in on Annapolis YC on a Wednesday been removed from Harbor The Harbor 20 design, also new in comnight and ask if you can race with the 20 racing. This results in parison, was drafted in 1997 by Tom and Harbor 20s. I’m sure the boat and the a nice relaxing sail Steve Schock. The Schocks were commiscommunity will surprise you. with just a twist of sioned to manufacture the boat by a committee of experienced sailors in Newport, CA, who wanted a boat that is easilymaintained, easily single-handed, yet comfortable for an


##The Harbor 20 fleet competing early in 2012 in the Annapolis YC Sunday Frostbite Series. Photo by Al Schreitmeuller

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America’s Cup World Series by Carrie Gentile


n Newport, RI, June 26 to July 1, the 2012 America’s Cup World Series (ACWS) racers competed under new rules and with new boats, but it was Jimmy Spithill’s consistency that led Oracle Team USA to victory with 102 points overall. The team won the event with second-place finishes in both match and fleet races. “Consistency has been the key,” says Spithill. “We were the last team to arrive here, but we came out and performed well

Spithill’s team on Friday won their first match race that allowed them to advance to the final on Sunday. The team also won in the fleet race by passing Team New Zealand in the last minutes of the race. “We got off the starting line well, and the boys just dug in the whole way around and never gave up,” says Spithill. “There were a lot of passing opportunities out there. It was never over.” But on Sunday, the final day of racing, Russell Coutts beat Spithill in the match

New for this year’s ACWS is the introduction of the AC45, a 45-foot, wing-sailed catamaran that can exceed 30 knots. Crewed by five sailors, these catamarans are more physically demanding than past AC boats. During the Newport racing, these boats were going twice the wind speed. In building conditions during the first racing day in Newport, Emirates Team New Zealand, with Dean Barker on the helm, capsized and couldn’t get the catamaran upright for nearly an hour. One of the control lines was caught, which prohibited the crew from letting the wing out. The boat rolled over under the load and damaged the wing. It was repaired overnight, and Team New Zealand resumed racing.

##2012 America’s Cup World Series Newport. Photo by Daniel Forster/Artemis Racing

under pressure. For us, it was very satisfying to see us step up and the other guys fall back when the pressure came on.” Emirates Team New Zealand took second place overall with 93 points; and Artemis Racing, skippered by Annapolis sailor Terry Hutchinson, took third with 82 points overall. The Newport races were the sixth and final stop on the international circuit of the first ACWS that took the competitors all over the world. The nine teams competed in both fleet and match racing over four days with moderate wind inside Narragansett Bay. It was the first time these high-tech boats have been raced on the East Coast. According to event organizers, about 9000 spectators came out each day to watch world-class sailors race on the AC45 winged catamarans. “It’s great to have the America’s Cup back in the United States and briefly in Newport, RI. It’s the premier spot to come and be supported by the people. We’ve had a lot of people out here spectating. There’s a good vibe,” says Hutchinson, who is an Anne Arundel County native and a Chesapeake sailor. 92 September 2012 SpinSheet

##Terry Hutchinson on Artemis Racing racing and at the AC World Series. Photo by won the match Daniel Forster/Artemis Racing racing event in Newport. Hutchinson’s Artemis Racing team It’s being called a nautical football field. placed fourth in the Newport match Not only are the boats faster and the race racing, but it was good enough for them course closer to shore in Newport, but the to earn enough points to win the match race course got a makeover too, in hopes racing title for the season. “Winning the of attracting more television viewers. ACWS match racing championships Organizers added invisible boundaries is great, but I have to admit it is a little to the course, and if a boat went out of bit bittersweet after today’s race. It is a bounds, the team was penalized two boat nice milestone for the team, but we have lengths. A virtual line appeared two boat a lot of work to do,” says Hutchinson. lengths behind the offending team, which “Certain aspects of our program are really moved behind the line to finish its penalty. good, and there are certain areas where Each boat was outfitted with lights that we can improve. We have 14 months informed the crew that they had incurred to do it, and I’m looking forward to the a penalty. A virtual playing field was used challenge.” in telecasts with blue lines marking the Artemis battled through the fleet in boundaries (field of play) and yellow circles Sunday’s match racing, moving from the signifying the course marks. back of the pack to near the top, but fell ACWS racing resumed August 21-26 into seventh place. Coutts was penalized in San Francisco, CA. Competitors will for sailing out of bounds, allowing Chris race next summer in San Francisco in Draper’s Luna Rossa Piranha to win, with AC72s in the Louis Vuitton Cup and the Coutts’ Oracle Team USA in second place. America’s Cup.



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The Paralympic Games by Kim Couranz


don’t know about you, but I sure got addicted to rooting on Team USA as they competed during the London Olympic Games. I want more! Lucky us—there is more top-notch sailing to follow out of Weymouth and Portland. The flame returns as the Paralympic Games get underway early this month, also in London. Three classes of keelboats will compete in the Paralympic Games, and the United States is sending a representative in each class. While the single-crew 2.4mR and the Sonar, crewed by three, are sailed by a range of sailors around the world, the SKUD 18 (which looks like a cousin of the 49er) was designed specifically to be an accessible boat in preparation for the 2008 Games. The U.S. Paralympic Team athletes were selected based on their performance at the 2012 IFDS (International Federation for Disabled Sailing) World Championships (held in Charlotte Harbor, FL) and the 2012 Rolex Miami Olympic Classes Regatta.

Like the Olympic Games, the Paralympic Games are a major multisport competition held every four years in the same location as the Olympic Games. In Greek, the native language of the Olympics’ birthplace, “para” means “beside” or “alongside,” so the P-Games is held parallel to the O-games. Athletes with certain impairments can compete in the Paralympics; each sport’s international federation (for sailing, IFDS) sets classification standards for its competitors. Sailing was introduced as a demonstration sport in Atlanta in 1996 and added as a medal sport at the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games. The United States has a strong sailing record at the Paralympic Games. At the 2008 Beijing Games, John Ruf sailed to a bronze in the 2.4mR, and the team of Nick Scandone and Maureen McKinnon-Tucker captured the gold in the SKUD 18. Racing runs September 1-6, with two races scheduled each day except for the last day, which will feature only one race. Cheer on the team and click to london2012. com/paralympics/sailing for results.

Here’s a look at the team and a few remarks about each team from U.S. Olympic Sailing Committee Chairman Dean Brenner. Mark LeBlanc, 2.4mR Hometown: New Orleans, LA Yacht Club: Southern YC College: Louisiana State University Recent Sailing Career Highlights: 2012 Rolex Miami Olympic Classes Regatta, eighth; 2012 IFDS World Championships, eighth; and 2012 Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia MAPFRE 2012, fourth Dean’s Words: “He’s young, he’s aggressive, and he’s taking this very seriously. His results are on the uptick, and he’s been training really hard, including a lot of sailing in Europe.” Jen French/JP Creignou, SKUD 18 Hometown: Jen lives in St. Petersburg, FL; JP, also from that area, is originally from Paris, France Yacht Clubs: St. Petersburg YC College: Jen graduated from Bridgewater State College and earned an MBA from Wichita State University; JP went to ESME College, Paris

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Bay People


by Molly Winans

Paul Mikulski

ack when the place consisted of two sheds and a derelict marina on Back Creek, Annapolis J/Boat dealer Paul Mikulski had a vision. He had lunch with property owner Bert Jabin at the Eastport deli to talk about the idea of creating a sort of specialty store/center for sailors to bring more of them into the fold. “It was the proverbial napkin deal,” he says. Jabin said “Yes.” And so, with an “unbelievable rental break,” J/Port was launched in 1992. The original concept was to have a sailing school, a sailing charter business, and a sailboat dealership all in one place. Once J/Boats agreed, and readily, to the idea Mikulski pitched them, it was set in motion. The first charter clients came from J/World, the school, as expected; what was surprising within weeks was the discovery that sailors wanted to daysail more than charter. They started to sell seven-ticket passes, each representing the price of a day for a weeklong charter. The system worked, so the “charter business” became J/ Port Sailing Club and took off in 1993-94. When the club introduced powerboats almost 10 years ago, the name became Chesapeake Boating Club (CBC). Mikulski wasn’t new to sailing or sales. Born into a big Baltimore family (Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski is his cousin), he spent a good bit of time at the family compound (complete with outhouses) with a couple dozen kids playing on Seneca Creek, just north of Middle River. His first sailing experience was on a Styrofoam Snark dinghy; but when he had the chance to obtain a 1935 wooden 22-footer for free, if he would haul it away, he “caught the disease” for sailing in 1969. The experience of teaching himself rigging and boat construction opened doors for him. “It was unusual to have a kid who knew how to rig, build, and sail a

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boat.” He sailed seriously throughout the 1970s on top race boats in everything from Wednesday night races to major offshore events. In the meantime, he started selling shoes on commission for Hess Shoes, an old Baltimore family business, as a senior in high school. His success as a salesperson and subsequent rise in management in the specialty shoe business would propel him through college at the University of Baltimore, marriage at 19 years old, two children, and the next 25 years, including five of them in Italy. Somewhere in there, he managed to race bikes and serve in the National Guard, but those are chapters in a longer story.

The lessons gleaned in shoe sales, such as only showing a customer three pairs of shoes at a time, translated well into yacht sales, especially with his keen eye for color and design honed in the fashion industry and his in-depth knowledge of sailboats honed on deck. He learned to pre-qualify his prospects quickly, only show boats with both spouses present, and zoom in on his target boat. As he had in the shoe business, he would ask the question: “If money were no object, which is your favorite?” As a broker for Crusader Yachts, the J/

Boat dealer at the time, Mikulski was the top J/Boat dealer of the year in his first year. Today, Mikulski’s floating office at CBC is truly “in the sticks,” with masts and water on three sides and oyster shells on a little beach on the other. From his window, you can look across the docks at the J/World Annapolis offices, what were formerly two old sheds. The place is abuzz with excited sailors, including new ones and a couple of guys on the docks (big SpinSheet fans) who had been club members since day one and were on their way to see a boat they were considering purchasing. The J/World Thursday night racing series is more popular than ever with up to 70 boats on the line. The J/Port team is busily preparing for its September 15 20th anniversary Sail Fest celebration (see page 88). “We’ve been bringing new people into sailing for 20 years. I’m really proud of it,” says Mikulski. He leaves most of the competitive sailboat racing to his wife Sue, who races J/22s, but they do get out for pleasure, most recently on a J/111, a J/105, and a Harbor 20. Mikulski has taken once again to his racing bike and finished the 100-mile course at the May 19 Tour de Cure with Team SpinSheet. Volunteering with his wife for the Lighthouse Shelter, he has spun his passion for cooking into philanthropy; he makes 25 sandwiches a week for the shelter and just reached 5000 sandwiches made. “I always wanted my retirement to be like my own Italian Restaurant,” he says putting his arms out in his sunny floating office, as if to show off the dining room. “I want to be the admired grandfather in the corner who’s enjoying himself and gets up to ask people how their meal is,” he says with a smile. “Now I get to ask members, ‘Did you have a good sail?’ I can do this for another 15 years.” spinsheet.com

Crews That Click


by Molly Winans

e’re just a bunch of people who enjoy hurt my back carrying the loot home… It being around each other,” Contraire’s would be neat to campaign at that level skipper Steve Schaub says, as he again,” Schaub says wistfully. Now retired, sips a post-race beer just pre-sunset on a with some challenges shouldering their refreshingly mild Wednesday night in late way in, Schaub didn’t think he would July on Back Creek in Annapolis. “Somehave the time, energy, or resources to sail times we get a little snappy on the boat, competitively this year. Ginsburg and Eric but we’re still good beer drinking buddies.” Peltosalo took over crew management, and the team is taking it easy and only sail“I don’t think I’ve ever heard a snappy ing Wednesday nights this season. After word on this boat,” says someone from the cockpit. “You’re losing your hearing,” says someone else on deck, and the crew, some of “What’s unique about the game whom have sailed together since the 1970s, laugh. When we play is that you trust your they still call the pit man life to one another…” one of the new guys after 12 years, you know that a racing crew has a few recycled jokes going around and aren’t easily rattled. The Farr 33 Contraire, built in Arnold, MD, in 1984, was the fourth boat by the same name. Schaub and his wife Mary learned to sail in Texas on a bright gold Catalina 22 by a different name and then moved on to the first Contraire, a Cal 25, later followed by a Ranger 28 and a Rogers 30-ton. According to Schaub, the boat name was derived from the contrarian Indians from Bury My Heart and Wounded Knee, who ##Steve and Mary Schaub’s Farr 33 Contraire crew en did everything backwards, route to Oxford. Photo by Mark Talbott such as say goodbye instead of hello and ride their horses backwards. “That’s how we felt 26 years of racing 19 Wednesday nights sailing at the time.” and 26 weekend days per year, the crew Not anymore. Name your race on the deserves some rest. Chesapeake Bay, and the Contraire crew Curt Wells, whom Schaub says has been has been there more times than they can “the soul of the boat,” has been sailing count and has probably won it at some on Contraire since Contraire #2 in 1976. point; although they are the first to admit “It’s a family boat,” he says. “We’ve raised their defeats. When asked about High our kids together. Parents talk about kid Point honors, David Ginsburg, who has issues. Babies are born. They graduate. been a crew member for 30 years, says, Parents die. We’ve been through all of this “We had a string of second-places at one together.” point. We used to say we were the best They have been through some serious second-place boat on the Bay.” moments on the water together, too. One One of the highlights for the team crew member twisted his knee during a was a stellar Annapolis Race Week in the collision in a thunderstorm; another team late 1990s when they won every award. “I Follow us!

member was hit in the head by the boom. The crew laughs while relating how the local paper said that “a wounded woman was found at Mears Marina with a concussion.” That wasn’t exactly how it went. Wells says, “What’s unique about the game we play is that you trust your life to one another. When we do something like Governor’s Cup, and it’s blowing 25 knots, and you’re hitting every wave, you need to have that kind of trust. It’s a different level of commitment than you get in every other sport.” What would the Contraire crew recommend to sailors building what they hope to be a long-term race program? “Make it a family game,” says Wells. “Steve is better at this than anyone I know… Don’t invest in sailors; invest in good people.” Schaub says, “I know it’s bigger than myself. You have to have a bunch of people who buy into it and get along with one another. Get as many people as you can so that there is consistency and so that people know the boat and their role.” Ginsburg adds, “Steve and Mary are two of the most gracious boat owners you could find.” He also noted that the crew communicated via the Contraire Breakfast Club, long before blogs. Schaub tried to add something about keeping the boat race-ready with a clean bottom and good sails, but it seems that he and his crew had already spilled their secrets. How do you maintain a successful race program for three decades? A good boat, trusting friends whose kids are part of the program, gracious hosts, consistent communication, a calm attitude, and a healthy sense of humor. If you know of a Crew That Clicks, please send a note to molly@spinsheet.com explaining why we should meet them.

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yy Atlantic Yacht Documentation moved from Baltimore to Glen Burnie, MD, to better serve its customers. The company provides U.S. Coast Guard Documentation and state titling and registration services across the nation. ayachtdoc.com

yy During the first Cruise for Life July 28 in Provincetown, MA, The Moorings provided a 41-foot, seven-day sailboat charter in the British Virgin Islands (valued at $5000), which will go to the top individual fundraiser. You can raise funds until November 1 to benefit cancer research and join the event July 27, 2013. cruiseforlife.org

yy Since it released a free mobile navigation and boating safety app for iPhone and Android smartphone users across the country, Sea Tow has processed more than 63,000 downloads, received a Mobile of the Day Award from Favourite Website Awards, and received a five-star rating at the Apple iTunes store. seatow.com/app

yy After acquiring Detwiler Industries earlier this year, Teleflex Marine now markets Detwiler jack plates, controls, and accessories. teleflexmarine.com

yy Warrior Yachting in Annapolis, New Zealand, and Europe recently opened a new canvas shop in Eastport. The company focuses on ultra high-end custom cruising yacht canvas and world-class soft goods for grand prix racers. With extensive experience in both fields, staff can supply cruisers with simple, elegant solutions to outfit their yachts for cruising; and service the local racing scene with soft goods battletested on the world stage. warrioryachting.com

yy The Mack Boring & Parts Company in Union, NJ, just turned 90. Ed (“Mack”) McGovern Sr. founded the diesel power company in 1922 (“boring” was one of his thriving machine shop specialties) to rebuild Model T auto engines. mbpc90.com

yy This summer, Santa took time out of his busy schedule to celebrate store-wide sales as part of the Christmas in July promotion at Fawcett Boat Supplies in Annapolis. fawcettboat.com ##Photo courtesy of Fawcett Boat Supplies

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8 Ft. Fiberglass Dinghy for Row / Sail $899.00 Unusually good condition, weighs 90 lbs. fits nicely on davits. A 35 sq ft sail and rig fits inside the boat for storage. NEVER GOES FLAT. Foster Adams 410 570 2872 avnbuff@yahoo.com

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BOAT SHARING Sailing Partnership Seeks Member: Share of a 32-foot Endeavor sailboat (1983). $2,875 buy-in and same in yearly maintenance. Flexible 6+ weeks per season. A short drive off 50. If you have some good stories to share, and can manage not to repeat them, we’d be interested in talking. skgibb@aol.com. Partners Wanted Existing boat partners/perfect 1990 Pearson 34 seek replacement sailors (Some “old guys” moving to power boat...) Contact for info/ test sail on 3-4 man group. Sail every 3rd/4th week. (202) 321-6892. Boat Share, 30’ Bristol Sloop, In Mayo Four partners: sail 2 weekend and 5+ weekdays a month, No buy in, spring/fall workdays, John jruthrauff@interaction.org, H: 301-2702193, W: 202-552-6523. 35’ J35 ’85 For Sale - 1/3 owner/partnership in an existing very competitive J35 one design race program. Priced per 1/3 boat’s current market value. Slip in downtown Annapolis. Call 301-3202427


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2005 Avon Sea Sport DL Hypalon tubes, cover, and trailer. Maintained to a very high standard. This is the perfect boat for a couple or small family to cruise around the creeks of the Bay area. Won’t last at $6500. Annapolis Inflatables. 410-800-4443.jay@milpro.com

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1995 Zodiac Pro 5 man 60-hp Evinrude maintained professionally by St Mary’s College. This is the standard of coach boats, bench seat, and side console, driven mainly by professional coaches. This boat won’t last at $6000. Annapolis Inflatables. 410-800-4443. jay@milpro.com 2011 Open 17 NO ENGINE, coach boat used by St Marys College of MD, traded up to a Milpro Zodiac. This is in good cond. and ready to repower and use. Offered at a bargain basement price of $2200. Annapolis Inflatables. 410-8004443. jay@milpro.com 2002 Zodiac Yachtline 70-hp Tohatsu Engine, Rip down EGO Alley in this boat! The Yachtline is all about the details and comfort. This boat won’t last at $7200 as it is in PRISTINE cond. Annapolis Inflatables. 410-800-4443. jay@milpro.com

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24’ Quick Step ’89 Marconi rig, Hoyt self-tending jib, refurbished Fall 2010, new main, jib, running rigging, Honda 10-hp, Awlgrip hull, $14,900. See details on Yacht World. Call Buck (443) 8227518 or Paul (410) 610-5092.

24’ Wavelength 24 ‘84 Want to fill up your trophy case? Fun, fast, and easy to sail, proven race record! Clean Wavelength 24, with good sail inventory and many extras $7500. Chris clind13290@aol.com

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26’ Cape Dory 26D ‘86 Rare classic inboard 10W2 Westerbeke 400 hrs, ready to sail, fully equipped, fresh bottom paint Jul ’12. Excellent shape, Harken roller furl. New lifelines, cushions. Kinsale, VA. $17,000. middletonleslie@gmail.com, (434) 2935770. MacGregor 26D ’88 8-hp elec start Yamaha 2006, new main, VHF, fish finder/ depth, PETH board/rudder, inflatable dinghy, trailer, in St Michaels, $3,200. 410-745-5507, 703-283-5338 26’ S2 8.0B ’81 Bay Dreamer is solid. Rigging electronics and appliances in great working condition. In the water ready to sail. 15 hp OMC with folding prop. Head, with holding tank $5,000 (302)228-6328

2004 Zodiac Pro 650 NEW PVC Tubes, bottom paint. 453 hrs on 15-hp Yamaha engine. Rip on over to the Eastern Shore, perfect Chesapeake Bay Cruiser! This boat is the BEST bang for the buck and won’t last at $22000. Annapolis Inflatables. 410-800-4443. jay@milpro.com


26’ Bristol ’73 Classic Great sailing sloop. H. Herreshoff design. Thousands in upgrades since 2003. Electric start Honda 9.9, cabin cushions, Raytheon inst., teak hand rails, standing rigging, hatch AC. Asking $7,500 OBO (703) 764-1277

25’ C&C ‘75 Harken RF, Harken 2-speed ST genoa winches, Garhauer rigid boom vang, depthsounder, VHF, sails:2010 Rolly Tasker 140% RF genoa,2006 Scott main, 2010 Custom made black Sunbrella mainsail cover, winch covers & tiller cover; 2011 replaced cockpit drain gate valves w/ seacocks; located Urbanna VA; email robwalten@gmail.com for photos, (804) 239-4167. http://www.strictlysailing.com/classifi eds/01031a.html 25’ Cal MK II ‘82 Good Condition - Sails reworked, new batteries, new shaft and seals, bottom paint. A fun boat & ready to sail! Call 410-255-8993..

27’ Catalina C-27 ’83 W/Atomic 4 30 HP, freshwater boat, 1 owner, VHF, G facDF, sailing bimini, full winter INcover, tory steel cradle, NOW ENDJUST $8,900. P Jackson Marine ALE Sales, North East, MD. PleaseScall Stephen Parker 443-5532518

27’ Hunter ‘80 In Edenton, NC. Large newer sail inventory, in turn key cond. Ask $7,500. Check out full listing at www.boemarine.com, email us at boats@boemarine.com, or call (866) 735-5926

19’ Lippincott, Lightning ‘76 Hull number 12354 lippincott lightning sailboat, new rigging 1996, trailer new 2006, $3,250. (302) 740-4828. 20’ Cal 20 ’68 Classic pocket cruiser, super safe family boat with trailer. Includes 7 sails including a spinnaker, AC, new standing rigging, PDFs, ready to sail. $3300 OBO 301-787-1724 C&C 24 ‘75 Excellent cond., Quantum sails, Navico self-steer, Mercury 4-hp OB. $3500 David (410) 280-6027. 24’ Hunter 240 ’04 Well maintained! Easy to sail and ideal for trailering. The water ballast, pivoting centerboard and uncle mast raising system make it a great weekender that is quickly set up. (410) 477-0759.

25’ Fisher Motor Sailer ‘75 Newer 35-hp dsl, 7/10s of a gallon per hr. Auto Pilot. Heat. Long distance ready $15,000 (443) 418-3954. 25’ Hunter Cherubini ’82 Sails in good shape. 9.9 Yachtwin, fully reconditioned by Bayside Marine. Runs great. Safety netting. New thru hull valves. 2 new batteries. In Riley’s Marina, Middle River, Sail away! $1,500. (410) 2880314 or (443) 962-8584 rrogearmil@ aol.com

28’ Cape Dory ’77 Sloop 2GM20F 16-hp dsl, rigged for singlehandling. Harken roller furling on 150% genoa, spinnaker, Garhaur traveler, VHF, AP, Origo stove, bimini, Magma grill plus extra gear. 2010 upgrades include bottom painted, new bowsprit, cutlass bearing & brightwork. In water at Whitehall ready to sail. Slip paid to March 2011. $16,500. Full details dixonh1925@cox.net (703) 250-9277.


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33 Tashing Mason 33 '86.......................$69,000 37 Azure 220 '08.....................................$33,900 34 C&C 34 '79 '84 2 from ....................$26,500 37 Marshall 22 '90...................................$35,000 34 Cal 34 '70............................................$38,500 37 Caribiana 23 '09 ...............................$34,500 34 Egg Harbor Golden Egg 34 '90 ......$95,000 37 Island Packet 26 MKI '86 .................$21,000 34 Hatteras 34 '65............................... $150,000 38 Nonsuch 26 '86 .................................$37,000 34 J-105 34 '00.........................................$84,500 38 Bristol Channel Cutter 28 '87........$99,900 34 Westerly Seahawk '85 .....................$55,000 38 Regal 2860 Window Express '06...$68,500 35 Allmand 35 '82...................................$31,000 38 Hunter 29.5 '96 .................................$29,500 35 Bayliner 3587 MY Aft Cabin '97 ....$67,500 38 Baba 30 '83 .........................................$44,900 35 Beneteau 350 '89...............................$46,900 38 C&C 30 '88.........................................$49,500 35 Beneteau 351 '95...............................$69,900 39 Cruisers Yachts 300 Express '03...$59,900 35 Beneteau 352 '99...............................$75,000 39 Custom Gaff Rig Schooner 30 '59 $37,500 35 Bristol 35.5 '79...................................$59,000 40 Hunter 30 '88.....................................$29,950 35 Island Packet 350 '99..................... $165,000 40 Siedelmann 30T '85 ..........................$17,900 35 Regal Commodore 3560 '05 ....... $129,000 40 S2 9.1 30 '85.......................................$26,000 35 Schock Sloop 35 '01 .........................$62,500 40 Camano Troll 31 '02 ..................... $110,000 35 O'Day 35 '88......................................$37,500 40 Catalina 310 '00.................................$63,500 36 Albin Trawler 36 '81 ........................$49,500 40 Beneteau Oceanis 321 '95 ..............$42,000 36 Beneteau 36.7 '04 '06 2 from .........$94,900 40 Catalina 320 '00.................................$72,500 36 Catalina 36 '87 '90 2 from...............$47,900 41 Freedom 32 '83 .................................$25,000 36 Dehler 36 '01 .................................. $139,000 41 Grand Banks 32 '88 ....................... $117,000 36 Hunter 36 '05.................................. $116,500 41 Island packet 32 '92 ..........................$89,900 36 Pearson 36 '89 ...................................$67,000 41 O'Day 322 '87....................................$28,000 36 Sabreline 36' 04 .............................. $224,900 42 Endeavour 33 '84 ..............................$36,900 36 Sabre 362 '94 '96 '01 3 from ..........$99,000 42 INFO ANNAPOLISYACHTSALES COM WWW 37 Beneteau 373 '07............................ $149,900 43 Cherubini Raider 33 '81 ..................$34,000



43 Hatteras 43 '76 Double cabin ........$49,900 Hunter 376 '97 ..................................$85,000 Moody 376 '88...................................$89,000 43 Pan Oceanic 43 '81...........................$94,900 Rinker Fiesta Vee 342 '06 ...............$95,000 43 Schucker 436 Motorsailer '79........$77,000 Sea Ray Express 37 '99 ................. $134,900 44 Beneteau 44.7 '05........................... $198,000 Beneteau 381 '98 '99 2 from ..........$94,900 44 Beneteau 440 '93............................ $155,000 Catalina 38 '85 ...................................$45,000 44 Dean Catamaran 440 '02 ............. $259,000 Hunter 380 '00 ............................... $119,500 44 Hylas CC 44 '89 ............................. $159,900 Sabre 38 Mk II '89 '95 2 from...... $114,900 44 Navigator 4400 '03 ........................ $225,000 Sabre 38 '85........................................$79,500 44 Reliance 44 '92................................ $198,500 Wauquiez Hood 38 '84 '86 2 from$79,900 45 Custom 45 '04 ................................ $649,900 Beneteau 393 '02 '03 '04 4 from $119,900 45 Morgan 45CC '94 .......................... $164,900 Pearson 39 '89 ...................................$88,000 46 Beneteau 46 '07 '08 2 from ......... $279,900 Beneteau 40 '09.............................. $214,900 46 Hunter 460 '00 ............................... $189,000 Beneteau 40.7 '01........................... $169,900 46 Leopard Catamaran 46 '09 .......... $699,000 CS 40 '89.............................................$99,000 46 Tartan 4600 '93 '95 2 from.......... $269,000 Delphia 40 '06................................. $179,900 46 Venus 46 '81.................................... $105,000 Palmer Johnson NY 40 '78..............$57,000 47 Beneteau 473 '03 '06 2 from ....... $199,000 Hunter 40.5 '95 .................................$89,000 47 Beneteau 47.7 '04........................... $274,900 Koopmans 40 '96 ........................... $255,000 47 Compass 47 '81.................................$78,000 Beneteau 411 '98 '00 '02 3 from $124,900 49 Beneteau 49 '07 3 from................ $324,000 Hunter 410 '98 ............................... $115,000 50 Beneteau Mooring 505 '02........... $180,000 Lord Nelson 41' 1987 .................. $174,000 50 Horizon Steel Pilothouse 50 '96. $245,000 Morgan Out Island '81 .....................$63,000 54 Hylas 54 '98..................................... $598,000 Beneteau 423 '03 '06 2 from ....... $185,000 58 Nexus 600 Catamaran '10 .. $1,360,000.00 Sabre 42 '89..................................... $149,000 NNAPOLIS ACHT COM Beneteau 43 '11.............................. $259,900 ALES 76 Franz Maas 76 '74 .......................... $399,000





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28.5’ Hunter ’86 Good condition, sleeps 6, Yanmar diesel 16HP, bimini, new covers, stereo, microwave, good starter boat, VHF, 3 batteries w/ charger. (610) 383-1594

30’ Catalina ’87 Mark II Excel. cond., std rig, RF, wheel, depth, speed, wind, dodger, bimini w/bridge, Universal M25 XP dsl, at Worton Creek. Price reduced to $27,900 (267) 664-7433.

28’ Pearson ‘74 One owner since ’78. Good cond. Roller furl, 4 sails, Atomic 4, well-equipped, improvements. Located South River. $7,500. 703-578-3678, ray24682@verizon.net

J30, Hull #148, $10,000 Hull #148 is a former North Americans winner. She is for sale with multiple suits of sails, racing and cruising gear. She needs some paint and love. The rest is there. (202) 340-1352

28’ Soverel ’68 Keel/CB (2.6’ / 4.5’), 6 ounce main, 2 genoas 6 ounce/5 ounce, spinnaker, crank roller reefing, Volvo dsl 2 cyl 15-hp, located Palm Coast, FL. $5K Jim (MD) (301) 340-6628, Nick (FL) (386) 445-1222. 29’ Beneteau First 29 ’85 Racer/cruiser, roller furler jib, UK racing sails, spinnaker, all lines aft, autohelm, speed/ depth, Volvo diesel, 2 anchors, grill, lots of extras. $15,900. Details and photos--robert.b.giffin@gmail.com. (202) 330-3213 29’ Cal ’77 $4000/Offer. 1977 Cal 2-29. Diesel, wheel, R/F, Martec prop, bottom painted 2012. Mainsail 2009, Genoas 2007 & 2010, two very old spinnakers. Annapolis slip until March 2013. (443) 621-9842, rogercc1@gmail.com

29’ Hunter 290 ’00 Comfortable cruiser perfect for the Bay as first boat or move-up. Easy to sail, singlehand or with family. Auto-pilot, SS arch, dodger, bimini. $39,900 Call Kirk Wilson at 410 639-7111, cell 614 989-7775 or kirk@gratitudeyachting.com for more info, or to list your boat.

J/29 '83 MH/OB Fast, fun, easily handled racer or overnight cruiser. Complete sail inventory. 8hp outboard, low hrs. Very lightly used since 1998. Ready to sail away on your next adventure! 302-521-2348. Alberg 30 ‘71 Second owner. Completely refitted. Sails replaced in 2010. Nanni 21-hp dsl with 100 hrs. Ready to cruise. Acquired new boat. $16,500/negot. Chuck Wells (301) 571-4815 or cjwglb@verizon.net 30’ Cal 9.2 Meter ’81 Ron Holland designed racer/cruiser, Universal 11-hp dsl w/folding prop, main and 3 jibs, depth sounder/knot meter, wind speed and direction. See Youngsboatyard.com for photos and info. $8,500. 410-477-8607

30’ Newport ’82 $14,500 furling jib, lazyjack main, spinnaker with pole & reaching strut, dodger & bimini, wheel with cover, 5” draft, Universal 11 hp, just washed and waxed, fresh bottom paint, single owner. (410) 279-4956. Pearson 30 Sailboat- Great Race/ Cruiser Health forces sale. Several seasons out of the water. She needs; aired out, bottom paint & engine tune. Wonderful for club race & family cruising. Rigged to shorthand. Some newer inventory- $7400 obo to a good home. Call 313-522-7102 Ernest 30’ Ranger 2006/1977 Sailboat High performance racer cruiser. 25-hp DSL, entire boat rebuilt and upgraded 2006. Way too many features to list Asking $17,500 Don (610) 469-7510d.irby@comcast.net

Allmand 31' Tri Cabin, '84 Good cond. Universal 20-hp dsl engine. North Sails bimini, dodger, connector, etc. Cockpit mounted Garmin GPS. 2 new batteries. Standard electronic equipment. Many extras. Location: Rock Hall, MD. Contact 610-4997788 mary.payne@comcast.net

31’ Hunter ‘84 $29,500 for a very well maintained Hunter 31 1984. Draft 4.0' and is at my home’s backyard pier. New this year bottom paint where I stripped all layers and did a barrier coat, faired keel to bare metal and barrier coated, refinished all exterior teak, new pin stripes, clear coat on hull, new dodger, new Origo 6000 2-burner stove w/oven, bimini & connector canvas. Boat has cockpit cushions, very nice cabin layout. 13-hp dsl where boat does about 5 knots. Pictures & other details available upon request. (301) 872-9002.

32’ Irwin Sloop ‘82 15-hp Yanmar, wheel steering, possible livaboard $4,500 obo, 1-443-564-1909. 33’ Cherubini Raider Hull #25 ’84 Tall Rig Deep keel, 20 sails, on Middle River $35K (410) 866-3015 or chunti3631@aol.com. 33’ Pearson ‘89 Beautifully maintained, probably the best example of this excellent sailing vessel on the bay. Many upgrades. for a full description w/ pictures go to http://theunconditional.webs.com/ or call Mike 757-404-1296

2005 Catalina 34 MKII Anniversary Edition Beautifully maintained C34 MKII w/ Full Instrumentation, Furling Main & 135 Genoa. Many Options, 275 hours. $109,900 Will consider partial trade for C310, C320, C30MKIII. Specs & Photos sound48@gmail.com, (610) 436-6577 34’ Irwin ‘83 Best Racer/cruiser $20,000(firm) can buy. Good looking, comfortable, well equipped, and FAST. Never beaten at her PHRF rating. Come sail with me--and fall in love. (202) 957-0014.

34.5’ J Boats J 34 C ‘90 Boat of the year winner, Volvo dsl, autopilot, new batteries & sail cover, roller furling, ideal for the Chesapeake, great performer, in Annapolis. Call (410) 266-0963 or (443) 994-1553 $53,500 34’ O’Day ‘83 Universal dsl, 24-hp 3 cyl. Fin keel, draft 5’ 7”. Spinnaker and extra jib. Good cond. Dependable. Sails well. Located Bowley’s Marina Middle River, slip D-93. 36’ slip available, sale or rent $27,000. 410-420-0515

34’ Sabre Mark II ‘87 Clean w/newer canvas, recent survey available for accepted offers, maintained mechanics and highly desired cabin/cockpit layout. Must see in Annapolis, Ask $54,000. Email us at boats@boemarine.com, or call (866) 735-5926.

35’ Elite 346 MKII ‘86 Comfortable layout, sleeps 6, Yanmar 24-hp dsl eng. Full set of sails including spinnaker. Needs new electronics & some cosmetic work below. Located Miles River YC, St. Michaels, B dock. $29,000 ctco@crosslink.net, (410) 745-9492.

35' Pearson '76 Keel/CB, rebuilt A4, AP, GPS, VF, stereo, depth, dodger/bimini, RF, fully battened main, 2-burner gas stove/oven, solar battery charger, inflatable/2hp 2 stroke OB. $25,000. (410) 353-9464

35’ Pearson Sloop ‘70 GPS/VHF, dodger/bimini, roller headsail, rubrail, 23 HP diesel. Sleeps 6. Hull AWLGRIP 2006. Deck AWLCRAFT 2011. Also new 2011 mainsail, propeller, engine mounts, heat exchanger. $19,900 crew396@aol 443-534-5243 35’ Young Sun Cutter ’83 Perry designed double ender, Yanmar dsl, radar, Aries vane, water maker, dodger, classic blue water cruiser. Hampton, VA Price Reduced. $59,500 ahaleva@aol.com (407) 488-6958.

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Tartan 3700 Featured Brokerage 53’ Mason `84 ........................................... $265,000 44’ Tartan 4400 `08 .................................. $585,000 44’ Gulfstar Center Cockpit `81 ................ $95,000 44’ Tartan 4400 `07 .................................. $525,000 43’ Mason `79 ........................................... $105,000 43’ Saga `00 .............................................. $245,000 42’ Catalina 42 MK II `00 .......................... $150,000 42’ Catalina 42-3 `89 .................................. $92,500 42’ Endeavour Center Cockpit `85 ......... $100,000 42’ Hunter 420 `03 .................................... $179,000 41’ Bristol Aft Cockpit `87 ....................... $152,900 41’ Lord Nelson `83 ................................. $144,000 41’ Hunter 41DS `05 ................................. $167,500 41’ Tartan 4100 `02 .................................. $235,000 41’ Tartan 4100 `98 .................................. $199,900

Mike Titgemeyer CPYB, Owner 410-703-7986

Rod Rowan CPYB 703-593-7531

40’ Tartan 4000 `12 ................................... In Stock 40’ Endeavour Center Cockpit `84 ........... $82,500 40’ Bristol `76 .......................................... $100,000 40’ Pacific Seacraft `96............................ $284,000 39’ Catalina 390 `02 ................................. $135,000 38’ C&C 115 `07........................................ $164,000 38’ C&C 115 `11........................................ $239,000 38’ Ericson 380 by PacSea `98 ............... $154,900 37’ Pacific Seacraft Crealock `99 ........... $197,500 37’ Tartan 3700 `03 .................................. $189,000 37’ Tartan CCR `10................................... $335,000 36’ Frers `87 ............................................... $59,000 35’ Custom Steel PH Cutter `95 .............. $103,500 35’ Ericson 350 by PacSea `98 ............... $129,000 35’ Express 35 `86 ..................................... $60,000

Dave van den Arend CPYB 443-850-4197

Bill Day CPYB 484-576-0804

35’ Island Packet Packet Cat `93 .............. $95,000 35’ S2 Center Cockpit `87 ......................... $45,000 34’ Najad 343 `84........................................ $75,000 34’ Pacific Seacraft `87........................... $110,000 33’ Ericson 333 by PacSea `98 ................. $70,000 33’ C&C 101 ........................................... New Order 32’ C&C 99 `06.......................................... $127,500 32’ C&C 99 `04.......................................... $115,000 32’ Catalina 320 `95 ................................... $54,000 32’ Island Packet `90 ................................. $64,900 31’ Pacific Seacraft `06........................... $160,000 26’ Tartan Fantail ................................. New Order 24’ Dana `87................................................ $57,000 21’ Catalina Aero `09 ................................ $15,000

Ken Jacks New to CYS 443-223-8901

Nancy Cann CPYB, Founder

Blue Water Class A 2004 Bavaria 36 - 3 Cabin Beautiful Bavaria 36’: 3 private cabins. Radar, Raymarine C120 chartplotter, wind/depth/speed, autopilot, electric windlass, leather folding wheel, 3 blade custom folding prop, 29-hp Volvo Penta dsl, AC/heat, full lead keel, custom winter cover, dodger, bimini, fully battened main, lazy jacks w/stackpack. fully equipped for cruising the world. Excellent cond. Sacrifice price of $89,900. (856) 210-6760, www.auroracharters.net

36’ Ketch Ferro Concrete ’84 65-hp Ford dsl, 5 sails, wheel steering, possible livaboard $6,500 obo 1-443-564-1909. Tartan 3700 ‘01 K/CB Comfortable, well-maintained, 1-owner boat w/great storage; large galley w/custom pantry, great ventilation. Outfitted for cruising: extra fuel tank (total 60 gals), new AGM batteries (4 house, 1 start), kerosene/ diesel heater, full canvas w/screen enclosure, main, 135 genoa, asymm, 45 CQR (170’ chain), 35 Bruce, double anchor roller, windlass w/helm control, radar, A/P, many extras. $175,000. ealterman@suddenlink.net, (252) 6708785.

38’ Irwin ‘84 Center Cockpit “Captured Angel” 1989 Perkins Diesel, loads of improvements. Owners had upgraded the boat with plans to sail south but ended up buying property down there instead. So she is in far nicer shape than her age would indicate. Painted hull, epoxy bottomcoating (no blisters), New electronics, new water cooled refrigeration, new quality glass. Custom stainless window rings, new stainless opening ports, custom dinghy davits, additional custom cabinetry below to increase storage. Windlass, newer sails, One of the most attractive features of a center cockpit design is the owners’ stateroom aft which is roomier than on any comparable aft cockpit design.Fresh water boat Located Erie Pa and seriously for sale, very nice condition, $57,400. Owner wants an offer. Contact RCR Yachts. Tracy (716) 680-4554 or visit: RCRyachts.com

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42' Moody CC '00’ classic blue hull, AC, Espar heating, cruise-equipped w/ davits, wind generator, MaxProp & more, $199,400. Call Kirk Wilson, cell 614-989-7775 or kirk@gratitudeyachting.com for more info or to list your boat.

41’ Beneteau 411 ’99 Want to sell up, buy a boat, and sail south? This is the boat for you. 4 cabins, 3 berths, 2 AC units, SSB Radio, Chart Plotter, furling genoas. Ocean going boat with all safety gear. Live-aboard life rewarding and affordable. Can’t sail? Includes one week’s instruction by ASA Certified Instructor. Valued @ $135,000 in survey last Nov. Owner too old to sail. (302) 478 8844 or MajjikLL@msn.com

37’ Heritage West Indies Swing keel (7’ to 3.5’) draft. Blue Water boat. 1977 Oldie but goodie. Built to sail, ready to cruise. Solar, Auto pilot and much more. $38,000 OBO, (443) 569-1274.

38' Shannon 1977 This classic beauty is in France! Ready to Sail the Med and beyond right now. She has all you need: SSB, AIS, Watermaker, the works. Impeccably maintained. http://apolloduck.net/253243, mailto:sailingseraphim@gmail.com, 33 (0) 6 40 43 46 67

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

Cayenne 41 - Comfortbator 1986 Rare boat for the sailing purest. Excellent cond. throughout. Highest standard of construction, prohibitively expensive production in today’s market. Systems updated. Impressive sail inventory. Act soon to determine new awlgrip. $85,000. (717) 392-5498. 41’ Hunter DS ’07 Like new, white hull, well-appointed, cruise-equipped w/ E80 & E120, 6KW Gen, davits, dinghy and 8-hp O/B motor. Professionally maintained . $200,000 Call Tom Shoemaker at 804-577-7265 or email Tom@Limerick2.com. 41’ Morgan OI ’79 Center Cockpit. Westerbeke, runs well. 2 Staterooms w/ head and shower. 3 burner CNG stove and oven. New Canvas, full winter cover. GREAT LIVEABOARD! $30,000. (410) 437-1700.





1955 40’ A & R Rhodes R-27 Rare classic yacht! Recent $200,000 restoration. Asking $110,000. Andrew Smith 410-533-5362 smitty@aycyachts.com

2007 X-41 One Design One owner, constantly upgraded and incredible sail inventory make this a rare find in US brokerage market. Carbon mast and boom + B&G instrumentation for a turn key race and cruise-ready X-Yacht. Asking $300K Contact Harold @ (410)268-7171 or cel (619) 840-3728 harold@aycyachts.com.


DUFOUR 44 PERFORMANCE '05 Huge sail inventory and cruising amenities make this a true fast cruiser. Shoal keel version expands the cruising ground from the Chesapeake to Florida. Asking $270K Contact: Harold @ Annapolis Yacht Company 410-268-7171 or harold@aycyachts.com GRAND SOLEIL 40 '07 Very lightly used high performance cruiser with a great equipment list. Price has been reduced for a quick sale, replacement cost is $450K and asking price is only $295,000. Call Harold @ Annapolis Yacht Company 410-268-7171. harold@aycyachts.com 2003 Hunter 466 with gen and air, 3 staterooms, shoal keel, furling main and jib, clean and ready to go. Price reduced to $155,000/best offer. Call Harold @ 619-840-3728 harold@aycyachts.com

Grand Soleil 40 '03 Head south in speed, comfort & style on board this Italian beauty. Lightly used & extremely well priced at $199,000. Please call for complete details and viewing instructions. Harold @ Annapolis Yacht Company 410-2687171 harold@aycyachts.com

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ANNAPOLIS: 800-672-1327 SOUTH FLORIDA: 800-850-4081 TORTOLA: 284-494-1000 2006 OCEANIS 523

“Merci” 5 Cabins /5 Heads Located St. Martin, FWI Asking $229,000

2006 OCEANIS 473

“Teranga” 4 Cabins /3 Heads Located Tortola, BVI Asking $139,000


“The White Rose” 3-4 Cabins / 2 Heads Located Tortola, BVI Asking $120,000

2008 LEOPARD 40

“Island Time” 4 Cabins /2 Heads Located Tortola, BVI Asking $249,000

2006 CYCLADES 50

“Joyce Smith” 4 Cabins /4 Heads Located Tortola, BVI Asking $195,000

2005 LEOPARD 47

“Never Say Never” 4 Cabins /4 Heads Located Tortola, BVI Asking $289,000

2008 LEOPARD 46

“Seaquester” 3 Cabins /3 Heads Located St. Petersburg, FL Asking $559,000

2008 LEOPARD 43

“Kokomo” 4 Cabins / 4 Heads Located St. Vincent Asking $285,000

2007 CYCLADES 43

“Gemini” 3 Cabins /3 Heads Located Tortola, BVI Asking $120,000

2006 LAGOON 410

“Annie K” 4 Cabins /4 Heads Located Tortola, BVI Asking $245,000

2004 LAGOON 380

2007 CYCLADES 39

“Desert Wind” 3 Cabins /2 Heads Located Tortola, BVI Asking $99,000

“Holly Molly” 4 Cabin / 2 Heads Located Tortola, BVI Asking $185,000






OYSTER 49 2003 Captained maintained one owner vessel with everything needed for long range cruising including bowthruster, 3 AC units, 9kw generator, massive dinghy davits & all electric winches. Asking $695,000 obo. Call Harold @ 410-268-7171 or 619-840-3728 harold@aycyachts.com

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


39’ Beneteau 393 - THREE Available Very clean 2 & 3 cabin models from $129,000. Some are loaded with great gear, others are equipped for pleasurable coastal cruising. Contact Tim at 410-267-8181 tim@annapolisyachtsales.com 41’ Morgan Out Island ‘81 Loaded. 2006 refit valued at $60K: Cummins eng, Balmar alternator, Aircon, sails, inverter/charger & barrier coated bottom etc. $63,000. Colonial Beach, VA – appointments necessary. Jonathan 804-436-4484 or jonathan@annapolisyachtsales.com 43’ Beneteau 43 ’11 The perfect boat for cruising the Bay and your longer term plans to sail the Caribbean. She is mint and well equipped! $259,000 Please contact Tim at 410-267-8181 tim@annapolisyachtsales.com 44’ Beneteau First 44.7 ’04 Loaded and virtually unused!!! Great gear and anxious owner. Owner just reduced the price to $198,000. Bring any reasonable offer. Contact Dan 410-267-8181 or dan@annapolisyachtsales.com 44’ Reliance ‘92 Superb cond., ready to cruise, loaded, complete refit in 2008, freshwater till ’08, then Caribbean. Ash & teak interior. Great deal. $198,500. Deltaville, VA Call Jonathan 804-436-4484 or jonathan@annapolisyachtsales.com

33’ Hunter ’07 This Hunter 33 is in excellent cond. She has had her prop tweaked to provide 6.75 boat speed & she has a new North Gennaker to provide great light air performance. Her upgraded Balmar alternator& additional batteries allow plenty of juice. There is a custom full cockpit enclosure for late fall cruising. She easily cruises with 2 couples & has been prepped by a very knowledgeable owner so she is really ready to cruise. $94,500 www.bayharborbrokerage. com 757-480-1073 34’ Catalina ’91 Nice cond., Walkthru transom, AC, refrigeration, Roller Furling, cockpit shower, cockpit table, total engine hrs 364, new fabric on cushions $46,000 www.bayharborbrokerage. com 757-480-1073 50’ Colin Archer Duch built steel pilothouse ketch This is a serious all oceans passage maker ready to cruise. Please see our web site for details. $350,000 Not for sale in US waters. Bay Harbor Brokerage 757-480-1073

45’ Benford Custom ‘04 Incredible Steel Cruising Boat - Designed by Jay R. Benford, Built by Howdy Bailey - Beautiful Blue Awlgrip Hull - Custom Cherry Joinerwork. $649,900 Paul Rosen 410-267-8181 Paul@annapolisyachtsales.com 2008 GRAND SOLEIL 54 by Luca Brenta. Very well equipped fast offshore cruising yacht built by the famous Italian yard Cantiere del Pardo. Please call Harold @ Annapolis Yacht Company for pricing and complete details 410-268-7171 or e-mail harold@aycyachts.com

• Deltaville, VA 23043 804-776-7575 • • Annapolis, MD 21403 410-267-8181 •

www.annapolisyachtsales.com Beneteaus, Beneteaus, Beneteaus!! All sizes and prices available. Great selection of brokerage Beneteaus available in Annapolis, many professionally maintained by Annapolis Yacht Sales! Call 410-267-8181 or info@annapolisyachtsales.com 36’ Dehler 36 ’01 High quality racer/cruiser w/all the amenities of a comfy cruiser and the speed of racers of her size…she is beautiful. Contact Tim at 410-267-8181 tim@annapolisyachtsales.com

47’ Beneteau 473 ’06 Perfect live aboard! Great accommodations, equipment & the price makes her your best choice. $274,900. In Annapolis, available to see anytime. Contact Dan at 410-267-8181 or dan@annapolisyachtsales.com 49’ Beneteau 49 ’07 LOADED!! A/C, Gen set, bow thruster, dinghy Arch, electric winches & much more. Excellent cond. Call now to see in Annapolis. Reduced to $324,000. Contact Bob Oberg (410)-267-8181 Bob@AnnapolisYachtSales.com 50’ Horizon Steel Pilothouse ‘96 Canadian built, true pilothouse, go ANYWHERE boat. Excellent cond., loaded. Open plan interior w/ master cabin. Turn-key. $245,000. Deltaville, VA Call Jonathan 804-436-4484 or jonathan@annapolisyachtsales.com 54’ Hylas 54 ‘98 Fresh Blue Awlgrip – Custom Teak Interior – Professionally maintained – Equipped with all the extras – Romany Life will turn heads in any port – Asking $598,000 Contact Paul Rosen 410-267-8181 paul@annapolisyachtsales.com

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Catalina is a quality American-Built boat, CYS has been selling brokerage Catalinas for years. Below is a sampling of some Crusader listed Catalinas. Give us a call to find out more or to list your boat today! Find out for yourself how the Crusader has been “Setting the Gold Standard” for over 30 years. CrusaderYachts.com 42’ Catalina MKII ’00 VERY sharp cond. AC/heat, Corian counters, electric windlass, mainsail furling, radar/plotter and all the “usual extras” plus… vacuum system, “Satphone,” dinghy & motor. OWNER SAYS SELL – Just Reduced to $150,000. CrusaderYachts.com 410-269-0939 42’ Catalina 42-3 ‘89 Shoal draft, refrigeration, AC/heat, AP, electric windlass, bimini, dodger, Pullman master cabin, 2 guest cabins, 2 heads. Ready to go sailing $92,500. Crusader YS 410-2690939 www.crusaderyachts.com 32’ Catalina ‘95 This is a great family cruiser, great bay sailing boat and one of Catalina’s more popular models over the last decade. This 320 has a new Epoxy bottom coat and is ready for fall sailing. Call today, won’t last long. Asking $54k – call 410-269-0939

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Tartan & Crusader have a long history of successes. CYS and our brokers have sold more New & Used Tartans than any other dealer/broker WORLDWIDE. Put us to work for you! 44’ Tartan 4400 Two Available - 2007 / 2008 Both loaded with Genset, Air, furling-Boom, thruster, radar /plotter and all the luxuries of home! Asking $525K & $585k. Call CYS Today 410269-0939 41’ Tartan 4100 - Two Available 1998 / 2001 Both nicely equipped Blue hulls. 2001 has Genset and deep keel. Both equipped for passage making. Inquire today for current reduced price! CrusaderYachts.com 37’ Tartan 3700 - Two Available - 2003 / 2010 Traditional or CCR rigged…take your pick. 2010 is “Overloaded” Check them out today. Asking $189k / 335k. 410-269-0939

C&C and Crusader might seem like an unlikely paring, except that CYS has sold over 100+ C&Cs over the years…Our brokers are sailors and Man Do These Boats SAIL!! Call today and ask one of our guys about New or Used performance cruising or racing a C&C! 410-269-0939

38’ C&C 115 - Two Available - 2007 / 2011 38’ C&C 115 – Two Available – 2007 / 2011 – These are great sailing boats, weather racing or cruising. ’07 is cruise equipped (our trade), while 2011 has a sprit and could be finished out either way! The C&C 115 is a “Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing”. Call 410-269-0939 for details. 33’ C&C 101 This is the newest of C&Cs offerings and is proper Racer / Cruiser. She is fast, nimble and has just enough below to keep the crew or family happy! Special introductory pricing / fleet incentives…talk to your friends, get in early! 410-269-0939 for your CYS Broker.


32’ C&C ‘99 - Two Available - 2004 / 2006 Both race and cruise equipped, and ready to go on the family cruise or around the buoys. Epoxy hulls and Carbon Rigs / Poles - Asking 115k / 127k. CrusaderYachts.com for specifics.

PACIFIC SEACRAFTS Crusader is well known as an expert on Pacific Seacrafts. After all, we have been involved with these great Crealock bluewater designs for over 30 years. We know and love these beautiful boats!

40’ Pacific Seacraft ’96 Rockin’ Chair. Standout Crealock design. Meticulous care; many upgrades including Lighthouse windlass, full cockpit enclosure, AIS, cutter rig, twin furlers, 7 sails, etc. $284,000. CrusaderYachts.com 410-269-0939




Yes CYS knows Hunter, in fact we have few nice previously loved Hunters listed below. We work with you to provide great advise and guidance buying or selling! For over 30 years CYS has been putting clients first – Give us a call first! Visit us at the www.crusaderyachts.com


Since 1948 • Full Service Yard • ABYC

NEW & PRE-OWNED BOATS IN MANY SIZES '02 Hunter 460 - $149,000

REDUCED '06 Hunter 38 - $132,000

41’ Hunter DS ’05 You’ll love the airy feeling of the deck salon. Roomy, luxurious interior. Meticulously maintained by original owners - Fully equipped, genset, air and more!! Reduced $172,500 www.crusaderyachts.com 410-269-0939

'08 Hunter 36 - $155,000

32’ Island Packet '90 REDUCED AGAIN! Cutter, Heat/AC, refrigeration, autopilot, wind, speed, depth, bimini, dodger, stereo, Maxi-prop, Harken furler, dark green hull. Now $64,900. Ken@CrusaderYachts.com 443-223-8901

Ericsons by Pacific Seacraft The last Ericsons were built by this respected American boat builder to a higher standard than the already nice Ericsons! It is rare to have any on the market - so few were built. Compare to Tartans and Sabre. Call us to find out what makes them so special. We sold them new! CrusaderYS.com 410-269-0939

38’ Ericson 380 Well equipped, great performance, coastal and offshore $154,900

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'04 Hunter 386 - $129,700

REDUCED '01 Hunter 45CC - $189,000

'97 Hunter 376 - $84,000

SELECTED BROKERAGE 35’ Custom Steel Pilothouse Cutter Treworgy ’95 Mark Treworgy is known for his fine craftsmanship in steel and wood. Don’t miss this beautiful, world cruiser. $103,500. CrusaderYachts.com 410-269-0939

33’ Ericson 333 A pristine boat loaded with sails and equipment $70,000 35’ Ericson 350 A perfect family cruiser by Pacific Seacraft! $129,000

'05 Jeanneau 49 - $260,000


31’ Pacific Seacraft ’06 Splendid late model example of this famous Crealock design; Electric windlass; 6001+ autopilot; E80 chartplotter; bimini & dodger; custom winter cover. Call Crusader (410) 269-0939. 24’ Pacific Seacraft/ Dana ‘87 Blue Pearl Many of these famous Crealock designs have circumnavigated. New AC/heat system. Meticulous owner/ many recent upgrades. $57,000. CrusaderYachts.com 410-269-0939

'05 Hunter 36 - $125,000

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42’ Hunter 420 ’03 Center Cockpit w/ enclosure; Luxurious owner’s stateroom aft w/centerline queen berth; AC/heat, genset; Furling main & genoa; dinghy & motor. Spectacular condition. $179,000 www.crusaderyachts.com (410) 269-0939.

37’ Pacific Seacraft ‘99 Loaded for cruising! Monitor wind vane, MaxProp, life raft, radar, chartplotter, AP, SSB, Pactor modem, A/C, solar panels, refrigeration, watermaker, much more. $197,500 Crusader YS (410) 269-0939 www.crusaderyachts.com 34’ Pacific Seacraft ‘87 Solitude Spectacular Crealock design. Beautiful varnished teak interior. Endless upgrades including cockpit enclosure, dinghy & motor, liferaft, radar, Garmin and E80 chartplotters, etc. etc. $110,000. CrusaderYachts.com 410-269-0939


27’ Catalina Wing Keel, Wing Keel, Universal dsl, wheel steering, newer sails (2004), new electronics (2006), - perfect starter boat $18,000 Call Tony Tumas Cell 443-5535046 (day or eve), Office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details. Email: Tony@greatblueyachts.com, www.greatblueyachts.com

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Hunter ‘06.................$ 9,900 Tanzer ’87 .................$ 9,900 Hunter ‘02.................$ 27,000 Hunter ‘79.................$ 9,997 S2 8.6 ’85 ..................$ 16,900 Hunter ‘99.................$ 33,000 Hunter ‘00 ................$ 42,000 Morgan ’72 ...............$ 6,999 Hunter ‘80.................$ 14,500 Hunter ’81.................$ 15,000 Hunter ‘86.................$ 30,000 Allmand ‘80...............$ 17,000 Hunter ’06.................$ 70,000 Pearson ‘87...............$ 39,500 Pearson ’88...............$ 27,000 Hunter ‘00.................$ 53,000 Beneteau ’95 ............$ 38,500 Pearson ’89...............$ 43,000 Hunter ‘05.................$ 89,000 Hallberg Rassy ‘76.....$ 49,900 Hunter ’83.................$ 33,000 Hunter '05.................$130,000

36 Hunter ’05.................$125,000 36 Hunter ’08.................$155,000 36 Hunter ‘10.................$150,000 37 Irwin Ketch ‘76..........$ 49,900 376 Hunter ’96.................$ 70,000 376 Hunter ‘97.................$ 72,000 376 Hunter ‘97.................$ 84,000 38 Herreshoff ‘85...........$ 72,000 38 Hunter ’06.................$132,000 38 Hunter ‘09.................$149,000 380 Hunter ’00.................$ 99,900 380 Hunter ‘02.................$119,000 380 Hunter ’02 Sloop ......$109,900 386 Hunter ‘04.................$129,700 41AC Hunter ’07.................$179,000 426 Hunter ‘03.................$179,000 45CC Hunter 01..................$189,000 456 Hunter ’03.................$215,000 460 Hunter ‘02.................$149,900 49i Jeanneau '04 ............$260,000 49 Jeanneau ’05 ............$260,000

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30’ Catalina 30 ’84 Tall Rig “L” Shaped Salon, Clean and Ready to Sail - $19,500 Call Tony Tumas Cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), Office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details. Email: tony@greatblueyachts.com, www.greatblueyachts.com 32’ Catalina 320 ’03 Wing keel, full batten main, plotter, full canvas, dinghy w/ OB, Cruis-n-Carry AC $76,900 Call Tony Tumas Cell: (443) 5535046 (day or eve), Office: (800) 2761774 for complete details. Email: tony@greatblueyachts.com, www. greatblueyachts.co 40’ Catalina 400 ’06 Loaded and Clean – In-Mast, bow thruster, E120 plotter/radar, Air/Heat, full canvas $225,000 Call Tony Tumas Cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), Office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details. Email: tony@greatblueyachts.com, www. greatblueyachts.com 41’ Morgan Out Island 416 ’82 JUST REDUCED - Ketch rig center cockpit – Loaded! dual zone AC/Heat, generator, full cockpit enclosure, AP, frig, freezer, many recent upgrades $59,500 Call Tony Tumas Cell 443-553-5046 (day or eve), Office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details. Email:Tony@greatblueyachts.com, www.greatblueyachts.com 45’ Hunter 456 ’06 Beautiful boat – Fully loaded – In mast furling, generator, 2 zone air, Raymarine E120 radar/plotter, Autopilot & more $255,000 Call Tony Tumas Cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), Office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details. Email: tony@greatblueyachts.com, www.greatblueyachts.com

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34’ J 105s Come talk to the J Boat Experts and see why this is the best One Design boat on the Chesapeake Bay. We have many available and would love to show them to you. Call 410-280-2038 26’ Catalina ’92 Sloop, 9.9 -hp OB, Roll furl $9,950 Lippincott Marine (410) 827-9300 29’ Bayfield ’84 Yanmar dsl, 3’6” draft $26,500 Lippincott Marine (410) 8279300.

J 34c ‘90 Looking for a great value for a great cruising design? Shoal draft, solid ABS certified construction & overall good con. make this the boat to consider. $53,900 Contact Paul Mikulski, paul@northpointyachtsales 410.961.5254

30’ Catalina ’85 Dsl, Tall Rig, dodger $25,000 Lippincott Marine (410) 8279300. 30’ Lippincott ’83 Yanmar dsl, Roll furl, shoal draft $19,500 Lippincott Marine (410) 827-9300. 32’ Dufour ’07 325 Grande Large, 19-hp dsl, wheel, RF, dinghy $124,500 Lippincott Marine (410) 827-9300. 40’ Hunter ’95 Yanmar 50-hp, elect., self-tailing main, full batten main w/ Dutchman, Air, AP, inverter $99,500 Lippincott Marine (410) 827-9300.

34’ Tartan 1986 New listing! 2nd generation S&S model; masthead/double spreaker rig; Scheel keel 4’6” draft; 27 hp Yanmar; RF genoa; self tailers; sleeps 6. Priced to sell at $45,000. Contact Rick Casali 410-279-5309 or rick@northpointyachtsales.com

43’ Jeanneau Deck Salon ’02 Yanmar 75-hp dsl, A/C, RF, wing keel, 5’2” draft $183,900 Lippincott Marine (410) 8279300

40’ J120 ‘98 North Point Euro Trash Girl for sale. Very competitive boat in the ocean & on the bay. The Class is looking into forming a J 120 class here on the bay to race One Design! Call to learn more. 410-280-2038 J 42 ‘98 Shoal draft & excellent cond. Rare offering of lightly used, flag blue edition. New sails, canvas, complete new bottom, tons of gear, many spare parts, excellent recent survey. $249,000. paul@northpointyachtsales.com (410) 961-5254. 46’ J 46 ’00 Full Deck is spectacular!. Long range cruising at its best w/this fully equipped & well cared for J46. Priced to sell at $389,900. Call Paul Mikulski 410-961-5254, Paul@northpointyachtsales.com




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30’ Nonsuch Classic 1984 New listing! Many upgrades including new canvas and new cushions. Windlass, davits, swim platform, Raymarine radar/GPS/plotter, marine A/C-heat, and electric head. Asking $59,900. Contact Rick Casali 410-279-5309 or Rick@NorthPointYachtSales.com J/32 ’01 Shoal draft 4’10” and fantastic cond. New dodger, bimini & wheel cover, new chart plotter, 3 blade max prop, very light use. Shoal draft perfect for the Chesapeake. Original owners are retiring from sailing. Well priced, needs nothing. $99,000, Paul Mikulski 410-961-5254 paul@northpointyachtsales.com 33’ J 100 ’05 Perfect Chesapeake Bay racer/daysailor. Major price reduction makes this boat even more attractive at $84,900 Come talk to the original J Daddy Paul Mikulski for an appointment. Call direct 410-961-5254, Paul@northpointyachtsales.com

36’ Modified NY 36 (1981) 1st to Newport and 1st to Halifax (2009). Race ready with excellent sail inventory and equipment (Custom keel, Carbon Fiber Mast, Ockams,radar & more).PHRF rating 108 (114 w/ furler). Price reduced: $33,000 Call David Cox 410-310-3476 or davidcox@northpointyachtsales.com 37’ B&C ’05 Grand Soleil Win races in style. Extra tall rig & deep keel make this Grand Soleil an outstanding performer in PHRF and IRC. ORC cat 1 certified. Beautiful Italian crafted teak interior w/full cruising amenities. $239,000 Contact David 410-280-2038 or David@Northpointyachtsales.com

37’ Peterson ’85 Classic racer/cruiser. Fast and comfortable. Top level care. New electronics and lots of sails plus much more. Two boat owner says SELL. Now offered at $44,500. You need to see this boat! Contact David at (410) 280-2038 or David@NorthPointYachtSales.com Cape Fear 38 ’02 Major price reduction. A winning race record & a comfortable cruising interior. Shoal draft w/A-kites make this an easy boat to have fun with. $119,000. Contact David (410) 280-2038 or David@NorthPointYachtSales.com

36’ Hunter ’08 Captain’s Lady is a one-owner 36 that has been meticulously maintained. Equipped with In-Mast Furling, Raymarine C80 GPS/Plotter, Auto-Pilot, AC/Heat, freezer & much more. $155,000 Norton Yacht Sales (804) 776-9211, www.nortonyachts.com 36’ Hunter ’05 Flamingo is a twoowner cruiser with in-mast furling, AC/ Heat, Refrigerator, Autopilot, DVD/ TV, GPS, and much more!! 125,000, Norton Yacht Sales, (804)776-9211, www.nortonyachts.com 376 Hunter ’97 Zephyrus is a wellmaintained beauty equipped with AC/ Heat, Stereo/CD, Autopilot, GPS/ Plotter/Radar & much more! $84,000, Norton Yacht Sales,(804)776-9211, www.nortonyachts.com 38’ Hunter ’06 Airam is a beautiful vessel in excellent cond. She’s equipped with In-mast furling, ST60 upgrade, Bose system, AC/Heat, CD/Stereo, TV/DVD, autopilot/Plotter, freezer & MORE! REDUCED $132,000, Norton Yacht Sales, (804) 776-9211, www.nortonyachts.com 386 Hunter ‘04 Grace is a beautifully maintained cruiser. She’s equipped with TV,AC/Heat, Autopilot, GPS, Spinnaker, Yanmar 40HP/500 hrs, new bottom paint in 2012, & MORE! $129,700, Norton Yacht Sales, (804)776-9211, www.nortonyachts.com 45CC Hunter ‘01 Boomerang is a beautiful yacht equipped with AC/ Heat, TV/DVD, GPS, Autopilot, Plotter, Zodiac 6 person life raft, a gorgeous spinnaker, & much more! $189,000, Norton Yacht Sales, (804)776-9211, www.nortonyachts.com


33’ Hunter 336 ’97 Final Mischief” Furlex roller furler, dodger, bimini, 2-hp Yanmar dsll, Huge cockpit great for family sailing. Asking: $54,900 Call Regent Point Marina 804-758-4457 www.regentpointmarina.com 22’ Atlantic City Cat ’83/09 Total refit from top to bottom. Immaculate weekender or daysailer. Dsl eng, awlgripped flag blue hull-white cabin & buff decks, wood wheel, re-chromed vents. Asking $25,000 OBYS 410-226-0100 24’ J-24 ‘82 Used only as daysailer in last 15 yrs. Lovely awlgripped blue hull w/dual axle trailer, Mariner outboard eng., Harken roller furling & more. Only asking $10,000 and will listen to offers. OBYS 410-226-0100 30’ Ticon Sloop ’84 Halsey Herreshoff design built in Canada. Very clean & well maintained as well as upgraded. Quality construction w/room of a much larger vessel. Asking $31,900 OBYS 410-2260100

37’ Beneteau Envision ’83 Ideal live-aboard. Rare center cockpit pilothouse design ketch. One of only a few made, Set up for major cruising, Duel helm stations, 3 cabin layout, 2 heads. $54,500 PRICE REDUCED. Call Regent Point marina @804-758-4457 www.regentpointmarina.com 37’ Jeanneau Sun Odyssey ’02 Ricochet Clean, Well Cared for Ready to go. A/C heat pump, autohelm, radar, chartplotter, bimini, dodger & much more. Priced @ $114,950 Call Regent Point marina 804-758-4457 www.regentpointmarina.com

40’ HinckleyB-40 MK III Yawl ’77 Orig. owner & exceptionally maintained. Her rig is pulled annually & she is stored inside 5-6 mos. Awlgripped hull-cabin & decks, replaced wire rigging ’05, just varnished. Red. $147,500 OBYS 410226-0100

43’ 2002 Jeanneau Deck Salon Yanmar 75hp DSL, A/C, RF Wing Keel, 5’2” Draft $173,900

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Cal 22 Tiller, OB, Recent Sails $4,900 Catalina, Sloop, 9.9 Hp OB ('05), Roll furl $9,950 Cal Westerbeke DSL, Shoal Draft, RF Call/OFFERS Bayfield Yanmar DSL, 3’6” Draft $26,500 Catalina DSL, Tall Rig, Dodger $25,000 Ranger Univ. Del 25 HP, RF, Dodger, Bimimi $25,000 Lippincott Yanmar DSL, Roll Furl, Shoal Draft $19,500 Dufour 325 Grande Large, 19 Hp DSL, Wheel, RF, Dinghy $124,500 Catalina 32 FB Main w/ Dutch, AP Call $72,500 Hunter 376 Yanmar AC/Gen, NEW LISTING $79,500 Hunter Yanmar 50hp, A/C, AP, Inverter $99,500

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RogueWave specializes in high quality, ocean-going vessels of substance and character. We need some more blue water boats to represent! Proud reps for Valiant Yachts and Outbound Yachts. If you want a good solid blue water boat cruising boat, call RogueWave at 410 571-2955. Check out our Buyer’s Agent Services. By Appointment Only!

S-2 8.5 ’83 Willowind 28 Sloop w/wheel steering, RF, full batten main, Autohelm 3000, 15-hp Yanmar dsl, clean, well, maintained, ready to go. Asking:$11,990 Call Regent Point Marina @ 804-7584457 www.regentpointmarina.com 30’ Catalina ’85 Mariso Nice family cruiser, roomy accommodations, H/C pressure water, RF, Priced To sell @ $19,900 Call Regent Point Marina 804758-4457 www.regentpointmarina.com 30’ Catalina ’88 “Only for You” Priced to sell. Great Bay cruiser, shoaldDraft, Very dlean, roller furling, 21-hp Universal Asking:$20,900 Call Regent Point Marina @ 804-758-4457 www.regentpointmarina. 31’ Irwin Citation ’83 Tolume Yanmar 15-hp dsl, wheel steering, large quarter berth, enclosed head, Ushaped galley, dinghy w/ 1.5-hp OB, Asking: $14,900 PRICE REDUCED, Regent Point Marina (804) 758-4457 www.regentpointmarina.com

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BOATS FOR SALE! SAILBOATS 14 ft. Sailfish. Fiberglass. $150. 1984 Hunter 22. Fixed keel. r/f, auto-pilot. Nissan 2-cycle outboard. $1,000. 1983 Catalina 25. Main, roller-furling. 4-cycle o/b. Good condition. $3,000. 1979 O’Day 25. Yamaha 8 hp o/b. Clean and ready to go. $3,000. 1966 Pearson Ariel 26. Beautifully restored and in turn-key condition. Complete sail inventory in top condition, some brand new; new lazy jacks. Nearly new Mercury o/b. $10,000. 1976 Pearson 26. Main, Genoa, working Jib. Awning. Honda 9.9 o/b. $2,000. 1979 O’Day 28. Keel model. R/F jib. Tiller steering. New Yanmar diesel engine. Turn Key condition. $5,000.

NorSea 27 ’78 The smallest and most affordable ocean going boat you could own! This one is special. We have several to choose from! Starting at 37K 410-871-2955

1977 Hunter 30. Keel model. Yanmar Diesel. Wheel steering. Main, and Genoa. Sound and good condition. $6,500.

Coming in: 1979 Catalina 30. Wheel steering. R/F jib. Stove, microwave, stereo, TV. Freshly painted bottom. Detailed, interior and exterior. Universal diesel. $10,000.

POWERBOATS 1974 Penn Yan 242 Cuddy Cabin. 350 Volvo duo-prop. Beautifully restored. $12,000. . 1995 Grady-White 272 Sailfish. Twin 200 hp OMC Offshore. $22,500. All boats are sold “as is, where is”.

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

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33’ Hunter ’04 Only 207 eng. hrs! Sleeps six with: A/C, in-mast furling, ST60 depth, speed, flat screen TV/DVD. $74,900. Call 800-960-TIDE or go to www.tidewateryachts.com.

Island Packet 39 ’88 Special IP with hard dodger and new Yanmar 50 HP diesel equipped to cruise with solar and wind generator, great sails, great canvas, good to go South. Knows the way to the Bahamas! $149K 410-871-2955

Saga 43 ’95 Bob Perry’s modern performance cruiser, fast and fun to sail. Spacious interior. Two staterooms, two heads and a quarter berth. Low maintenance, great sailing boat. Like sailing fast? Love Bold Spirit. $195K 410 571-2955

Hylas 46 ’02 Center cockpit, two stateroom, luxurious liveaboard home fully equipped with ALL amenities, AC, heat, bow thruster, blue Awlgripped topsides. Realistic seller. Priced to sell $398K 410 571-2955

38’ Hunter ‘08 Lightly used w\in-mast furling, A/C, elect. head, elect. windlass, Raymarine A50D chartplotter/ fishfinder (new ‘11), Zarcor companionway doors (new ‘10), North Sails bimini. $159,900. Call 800-960-TIDE or go to www.tidewateryachts.com. 41AC Hunter ’06 Only 247 eng. hrs! In-mast furling, A/C, Raymarine ST7000, ST60 k/d/w, chartplotter, elect windlass, bimini, deck wash down. $174,900. Call 800-960-TIDE or go to www.tidewateryachts.com.




Valiant 42 ’97 Yes we love our Valiants for good reasons. Kate just sailed this boat back from Guatemala’s Rio Dulce! Rare late 90s boat with 1100 hours on the engine! It’s your opportunity to own Antares. $279K 410-871-2955

Mason 44 ’94 Gorgeous sailing vessel with incredible liveaboard space. Two stateroom, one head layout. All amenities. No teak decks, lightly used, amazing opportunity. $287K 410-871-2955

Sundeer 60 ‘95 This Steve Dashew design is the perfect sailing vessel for your circumnavigation! She already did it once. Equipped for the task! Commissioned and ready to go now. Realistic seller. Priced to sell $545K 410-871-2955

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39’ Beneteau Oceanis 393 2006 serious bluewater cruiser with full Air Conditioning in all cabins, large 56hp Yanmar, 3 large cabins and a decent owner’s suite with setee and private head. This is a great cruising yacht. 800-672-1327 www.MooringsBrokerage.com

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Marine Repair, Installation and Restoration Taking applications for professional and experienced marine technicians. Minimum of five years experience in the maritime trades industry and knowledge of all shipboard systems. Mechanical, electrical, electronics, inverters, navigation to plumbing, general yacht maintenance and repair. Diversified Marine Svc. Inc. Annapolis, Maryland, 21403, (410) 263-8717 Marine Technicians Outstanding opportunity for professional & personal growth. High quality of life is Southern VA. Prospering successful business, The Deltaville Boatyard. Top pay, paid vacation, challenging workload & paid training. Visit us at Deltavilleboatyard. com. Contact Matt@deltavilleboatyard.com or Keith@deltavilleboatyard.com. Riggers Wanted Atlantic Spars & Rigging is looking for qualified riggers. We are a well-established custom rigging & metal fabrication business with two locations. We are looking for qualified riggers who are organized, have a great working attitude to be awarded with competitive wages, great benefits and a career position. Send resume to marc@atlanticspars.com or call 410-268-1570. Take Your Career Aloft! Do you have experience in sailboat rigging, salesmanship and customer service? Join our team. Email resume to admin@havenharbour.com. The Annapolis Yacht Club Looking to Hire Head Optimist Coach AYC is looking for a nationally recognized leader in Optimist Racing. Responsible for promoting sailing as a life sport while providing the fundamental skills necessary for participants to advance in the sport. And a strong role model to help ensure our junior sailors conduct themselves in accordance with the Corinthian Spirit Apply to hr@annapolisyc.org . Zimmerman Marine Is expanding our crew at our Herrington Harbour location. The following positions are open: diesel mechanic, outdrive/outboard mechanic, marine electrician, yacht carpentry. Excel. benefits including performance based compensation, health insurance, disability insurance, 401k, and more. Similar positions open in our two Virginia yards. For more than 30 years ZMI has provided a stable work environment with people friendly management…visit us at zimmermanmarine.com. Send resume to info@zimmermanmarine.com or FAX to 410-867-4404.

Bow Plate or Bow Sprit for Hunter 36’ - 42’ Sailboat. New cond. $295 obo. (717) 329-2691. For Catalina 34 Sailboat: Full Canvas Winter Cover Made by Fisher, covering over toe rail. New cond. Cost $2,500 Will sell for $695 obo (717) 329-2691.

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East of Maui........................................36 Eastport Spar and Rigging..................70

Ferry Point Marina...............................65 Harbor East Marina.............................38 Harken.................................................76 Hartge Yacht Harbor...........................71 Hartge Yacht Yard...............................74


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Dream Yacht Charters...........................5

Fawcett Boat Supplies.........................15

Mike’s Sodablasting

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Doctor LED..........................................42

Haven Harbour Marina........................67 Herrington Harbour..............................37 Hinckley Yacht Services........................7

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


Hotwire Enterprises.............................44 Hydrovane...........................................45



J. Gordon & Co...............................71,88 J/World................................................73 Jimmy Johns.......................................82 KTI Systems........................................89 Landfall Navigation............................119 Lippincott Marine...............................109 Luritek Eco Clad..................................47 M Blue.................................................58 M Yacht Services................................33 Mack Boring & Parts Co......................35 Mack Sails...........................................72 Maritime Solutions...............................43 Martek Davits......................................66

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Marine Canvas Fabrication Patuxent River Canvas specializes in custom fabrication & repair of bimini tops, dodgers, zippers, sail covers, cushions, boat covers, & enclosures featuring vinyl ’glass’ for powerboats & sailing craft.410-610-0191 www.patuxentcanvas.com

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Shellback Marine Services Annapolis-based firm specializing in private yacht management, deliveries and new owner consultation and instruction. Contact Capt. George MacMillan, USCG Master 100 Ton, at (410) 725-7600 or gmacmillan3@yahoo.com Winter Dry Storage $25 per ft. Fall 2011 to April 2012. Included Haul-out, Powerwash, Blocking, and Launch. Patapsco River – Baltimore Outer Harbor, Old Bay Marina (410) 477-1488 or www.oldbaymarina.com Yacht Carpentry. Interior Repairs, custom cabinetry and joinerwork. Water damage repairs and interior modifications - nav. stations, galleys, entertainment centers. Free design services. Decades of quality craftsmanship. Unbeatable rates. (410) 757-5672.

REAL ESTATE Waterfront Office Space Available for Rent on Jackson Creek in Deltaville, VA. Prime commercial location at Deltaville Marina, home of the Deltaville Boatyard. Lots of foot traffic. Contact Ed@deltavillemarina.com

Patsy Ewenson....................................90


Pettit Marine Paint Vivid...................8,78

Replacement Halyards! For all your running rigging needs please call Dave at Bosun Yachts Services on 410.533.0458 or email dave@rigbos.com. Splicing top quality lines for both cruising and racing sailboats.

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Spring Cove Marina.............................38



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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. 30’ - 45’ Slips Available at Discounted Rates at Hinckley Yacht Services on Town Creek in Oxford, MD. Included in rental is pool, electric, water, laundry, bath houses, ships store and access to world class service all in the historic town of Oxford. Contact Marti Sommer at (410) 226-5113. 30’ - 50’ Deepwater Slips For Sale & Rent On the western shore of the Chesapeake in St. Leonard, MD. Flag Harbor Yacht Haven (410) 586-0070, www. flagharbor.com. Winter storage & repair (410) 586-1915.








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45’ Boat Slip for Rent $3,000 or Immediate Sale $15,000. Canton Cove Marina, 2901 Boston St., slip #2901 Boston Street. Best slip in Inner Harbor. Raymond Bahr (410) 534-7655, rdb60@aol.com


Boat Slip for Sale - West River Yacht Harbor Great location on great dock. Well protected, close to the Bay. Nice amenities - full bath house, pool, grills, water, individual electric, fuel dock, pump out, full service yard. Walk to restaurants. Nice, friendly year-round boater community. 8’ depth, 14’ width, up to 38’ length; includes large dock box. $35K. Call (703) 926-1757.


White Rocks Marina Boat slips in Rock Creek. Prices start at $700 yearly. (410) 255-3800. Whitehall Marina Has a few slips available for 2012. Deep water, recently constructed piers, and very protected Whitehall Creek location. (410) 757-4819, www.whitehallannapolis.com Dry Storage to 36 feet. Repair Yard DIY or Subs.

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15’ Up to 60’ Deep-Water Slips On the Magothy. One river north of Annapolis. Easy access to marina by Route 100. North Shore Marina (410) 255-3982. 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. 20’-36’ Slips Young’s Boat Yard Inc., Jones Creek, Patapsco River. Deep, protected slips at reasonable rates. 15-Ton open-end TraveLift. Friendly atmosphere with personal attention. Wed. night racing. YoungsBoatYard.com, (410) 477-8607. 25’ - 40’ Slips With Spring Discounts Power & sail, cozy, intimate MD Clean Marina in protected Deale harbor, excellent boating & fishing, free Wi-Fi & pumpout, 30 mins. from DC. (410) 867-7919, www.rockholdcreekmarina.com

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C HESAPEAKE CLA SSIC A Star Fort: In More Ways than One by Ruth Christie

##Photo of Fort McHenry from July 1954 courtesy of the U.S. Library of Congress


n Whetstone Point up the Patapsco River, rather than an eclectic waterfront community or smoky industrial complex, you’ll find something historically significant: Fort McHenry. Surrounded by spacious lawns, the five-pointed star, brick structure was built in 1803 and has undergone changes over the years. Named for James McHenry, the second U.S. Secretary of War, Fort McHenry mostly housed and trained troops. Its real claim to fame? During the Battle for Baltimore September 13-14, 1814, about 1000 Americans withstood 25 hours of British bombardment. As England’s warships turned tail out of the harbor the next day, seeing the garrison flag’s 15 stars and broad stripes inspired

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Francis Scott Key to pen a poem that later was put to music and became our National Anthem. On July 20, 1912, the last garrison left Fort McHenry, ending more than 110 years of service. On September 12, 1914, 6500 kids wearing red, white, and blue formed a giant replica of the flag; that tradition continues every May. In 1939, the fort became a national monument and historic shrine. For more than 200 years, Fort McHenry has guarded our flag in war and peace. It’s fitting that we sing its praises at so many sports and other events every year. Don’t miss the fort’s Star-Spangled Banner Weekend September 7-9, full of War of 1812 re-enactors, parades, bands, fireworks, a “bombardment,” and more. nps.gov/fomc







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