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37 A Time of Peace by Andy Schell 38 Cerebral Sailing by Anthony Tomassetti 39 Not So Safe at the Dock by Bob Cerullo 42 Hipboots and Piggyback by Gail Stewart 52 Growing Up on a Boat by Juliana Boyle ON THE COVER: SpinSheet photographer Al Schreitmueller has been known to wander the boatyards of Annapolis at sunrise and sunset after good snowfalls, such as this one in 2010.

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The Pre-Loved Vessel


o shop for used boats, you have to have an active imagination. If it’s wintertime, a particularly vivid one. The April boat shopper may walk down a dock under sunny skies, to the tune of chirping birds, to look at a 38-foot sloop with freshly washed decks. Even if it were 60 degrees, imagining the freedom of throwing off the lines, while wearing shorts and a wide-brimmed hat, is not a big mental leap. Now back up three months and subtract 30 degrees. Under gray skies and layered wool, you carefully trudge down the dock, while eyeing the ice on the creek. Boarding that 38-footer may be treacherous due to ice or slush. Hoping the deck would look nice if hosed down, you go below thinking it may be warmer down there. It’s not. You open and close drawers and lockers, as boat shoppers do, and pause to blow on your fingertips for warmth. When you can see your breath, those shirt-sleeve, straw hat, mix-me-a-margarita sailing day images take more creativity to muster. This winter, I’ve captured a glimpse of this tough process, as a friend searches for a used, cost-effective, 35- to 40-foot sailboat to live aboard. As Fred Miller explains in his article “Dreamers and Fools” (page 36), liveaboard sailors on the Chesapeake Bay lead interesting, surprisingly normal lives that are not as ruled by winter heating issues as much as we dirt dwellers may believe. My soon-to-be liveaboard friend shared his Excel spreadsheet of specifications he sought in a pre-owned vessel. Electric heat was number 18 on the list, preceded by draft, beam, sail inventory, roller furling, engine, and other sailing and docking considerations. Cockpit size and exterior canvas were also priorities as added living space, especially with a bimini and dodger 12 February 2011 SpinSheet

setup fit to be wrapped in isinglass to create a sun-warmed “porch.” When it came to cabin space, my friend’s specification list was fairly predictable, with some of it rated on a one-to-five scale. The galley would have

an ugly boat he was ready to write a check for. “To attract women,” I told him, “you need a sexier boat.” Your future boat must be acceptable on your own snob scale. Then, there’s the wish-I-had-known factor. No matter how many experts’ opinions you gather or Photo by Al Schreitmueller how hard you try to predict future annoyances—such as the step you will stub your toe on, the ledge that will repeatedly bruise your forehead, or the boat sailing like a pig downwind—you may not figure out what’s to dislike about your boat until you own and sail her. The knowledge that later, you will swear at her and have pangs of regret keeps you up at night and fits nowhere on a spreadsheet. And where on that electronically shareable Google document does to be sufficient for day-to-day cooking. love fit? Can you quantify the warm and A separate shower, rather than just a fuzzies? Really, if a friend tells you he or nozzle over the head, would be a bonus. A she is in love, do you ask, “On a scale from comfortable saloon with elbow room for one to 10, how much?” Does a je ne sais reading, movie night, and dinner with close quoi feeling fit under the “equipment/item” friends was a must, as was ample storage, column? since the boat would become his only In any season, there are two terrible closet. truths about love and sailboat buying. The The more I looked at the spec sheet first is that the more money you have to and agreed and disagreed with my friend spend, the more je ne sais quoi stardust you on certain necessary aspects of boats— can conjure up in a boat. The other is that shoal draft keels and cuddle room among all sailboats are labors of love. You must them—the more I realized that I, like every love your boat in the beginning. You must sailor he has talked to, had my own sailboat get a little giddy and feel that this boat, owning fantasies I was trying to project on this means of escape and joy, is destined him. More than half of what I considered to be yours. You have to see it. Then later, crucial to boat buying was not quantifiable when times are tough, and you discover or spreadsheet-friendly. her weaknesses; when the engine breaks The snob scale. Even if we don’t have the down, and you find yourself dishing out money to back up the attitude, many of us three times your budget for unsavory items have one. Admit it. You’ve snubbed your related to bilges, heads, and rust, you can nose at a certain boat brand. One of my remember the beautiful beginning. That, friends joked that he wouldn’t mind rafting too, may require a healthy imagination. his J/40 alongside a Bristol 35.5, but the To find hundreds of used boats, turn to our O’Day 40 guy would have to fly solo. I Brokerage section on page 77. advised another friend to reconsider buying






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A Slip of the Foot

ow! Your note on visiting boats alone in the winter really struck home, especially recounting your dear friend who perished while visiting his Pearson 30. Just the night before, I was visiting my Pearson 30 alone to check on the ice heater and could not resist the urge to climb aboard the snow encrusted vessel Imagine. I got aboard fine, as I have done most of the winter, but while getting off my foot slipped on the deck. I came this close to taking a plunge. My Type 5 PFD was securely locked below. Anyway, your article gave me pause for thought, and I thank you for bringing this much too often overlooked, yet important topic the attention it deserves.

Francis X. McKee Master Captain York, PA

One More Word


’m reading your winter storm check list (in “Snow What To Do,” January SpinSheet page 44), while waiting for this latest snow to hit my marina in Philadelphia, and noticed the item about bilge pumps appears to be missing a word. It reads, “Make sure the terminus of the hose is lower than the pump inside the boat,” to prevent back siphoning. Actually, that’s how reverse siphoning happens, when the end of the hose falls into the water outside the boat and drops below the level of the pump. I think this should read, “Make sure the terminus of the hose is not lower than the pump inside the boat.” I love your magazine. We get a bunch here every month, and all my boaters read it and often talk about it.

Chuck Pukanecz Harbormaster at the Piers Marina Philadelphia, PA

Both writers may be right, depending on the outside water level, from what we have found on the BoatU.S. website. The output of a pump or the discharge fitting should always be above the waterline. That way, no matter what the pump level is, the siphon can’t suck water back in. To learn more about installing a bilge pump, visit ~M.W.


Believe It or Not

’m seeking suggestions on how I might solicit donated sails to support a Boy Scout sailing program in Montana. Believe it or not, the Boy Scouts run an active sail training program from their Melita Island camp on Flathead Lake, just below Glacier National Park (almost Canada). I responded to a call for volunteer sailing instructors last year and enjoyed one of the best sailing weeks, ever. Think steady winds on crystal clear waters and cool sunny days (in July), with the Rocky Mountains as a western shore backdrop.  The Melita scout sailing fleet is a random collection of donated sailboats in various stages of repair, kept in service through creative repairs and scrounging for spare parts. They’re looking for replacement sails for a Hobie 14 and a Laser. Donations are tax deductible, and I’ll arrange pickup/ shipment from the local area.

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’m writing this letter to thank people who helped me make a memorial to my brother, Chuck Parry, who died in December. Before he died, I began a project. People knew him as the commodore of the Rock Hall YC (RHYC), founder of the RHYC Sailing School, an enthusiastic racer, and a generous man. I knew him as “just my big brother.” As my project got under way, I realized he had touched hundreds, maybe thousands, of children and adults in the sailing community. He loved his Lightning, and in his last days, he dreamed about racing her again. My idea was to get a Lightning mainsail, cut it down to nine feet, put his sail number on it, and add mementos. With the help of the whole family, it became a tribute to him and the 11 boats he owned and raced.  I want to thank the following people who contributed to the success. The love

and respect they showed for Chuck are overwhelming (If I miss anyone, I’m terribly sorry.): Dick Moyer, Joan and Gary Hurban, Allan Terhune of North Sails, North Sails, Karen Kier, Scooter Murphy, RHYC, Larry Wertz from Falcon Digital Studio, and Ruth Christie and Sara Proctor of SpinSheet. Thank you one and all for your outreach and support to pay tribute to a man who was loved and respected in a way that went far beyond his being “just my big brother.”

Logan Parry Hottle via e-mail

Department of Corrections yy On page 12 of the Editor’s Notebook, one of the boat broach stories was described as occurring on a 26-foot S2. That knock-down actually took place on a 39-foot Beneteau 1 Ton. yy In the title of “Snow What To Do” on page 42, we forgot to mention that the author was Cindy Wallach, but everyone liked the article so much that no one mentioned it. Sorry, Cindy!

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The CRAB and ACB partnership opens doors for more people, of all ages and abilities, to get out on the water in sailboats, canoes, and other small craft. Photo courtesy of ACB

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ith the goal in mind of broadening access to sailing and all boating to everyone in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, two like-minded organizations, Annapolis Community Boating (ACB) and Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB) are joining hands. In the two years since it was formed, ACB has introduced more than 1000 people of all ages to sailing and boating, most at free or low-cost, oneday events or week-long camps. In its 20-year history, CRAB has specialized in taking disabled people sailing. Both organizations have built fleets of boats to serve their needs and oversee more than 50 boats ranging from kayaks and canoes to motorboats and sailboats. An original member of ACB’s board of directors as well as CRAB founder, Don Backe supports the partnership and eventual merger as a way to expand his organization’s mission by sharing ACB’s diverse fleet and extensive network of licensed instructors. ACB President Lorie Stout believes that the merger—which should be complete before the year’s end—will grow the fund-raising base for both groups, thus expanding boating opportunities to sailors and boaters in the greater Anne Arundel County area.

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The name CRAB will be adopted for the new entity, reflecting the commitment to continue serving the disabled community. The two groups will co-sponsor the Spring Sails Event Saturday night fund-raiser, scheduled for May 7 at Port Annapolis, and will share keelboat training events for residents of all ages and abilities at CRAB’s longtime base. ACB will run two weeks of adaptive summer camps for disabled youth at Mayo Beach, MD. Merger negotiations will continue through the summer. Backe says, “This merger will reflect our continued commitment to bringing people out on the water in boats and to providing introduction and training for the skills required to safely operate small craft on the Chesapeake Bay.” CRAB has touched the lives of thousands in its 20 years at Sandy Point, two thirds of whom had no disabilities. The obvious fit of the two missions fulfills CRAB’s goal to integrate with all boaters. CRAB’s fleet of larger boats completes the large number of small craft which ACB has amassed. CRAB’s predominantly adult clients and ACB’s youth emphasis further bolster the strength of what will become known as CRAB—with an emphasis on the “A” for accessible to all. Learn more at and

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o it’s February. You’re wondering what to do with the kids now that the chill of winter has lost its cool, and the novelty of holiday gifts has worn off. Why not teach them a little of the history and culture of the Bay? Local museums are just waiting with fun, interactive, kid-friendly exhibits and programs to keep your youngster warm and wondering. Grandparents’ Day at the Annapolis Maritime Museum—Created specifically for grandparents to enjoy with grandchildren in grades one through six. Come learn together about Bay ecology by exploring an oyster reef, harvesting oyster shells, engaging in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Build a Buoy activity, learning about horseshoe crabs, stepping into the boots of a Bay waterman, and creating cool crafts. Saturday, February 26. Cost is $10 per adult and $5 per child. Space is limited. Register by calling (410) 295-0104. Two sessions: 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Location: 723 Second Street, Annapolis. Sharks for Kids at SERC—Learn all about these amazing predators at the Smithsonian’s educational facility located on the Rhode River. Saturday, February 19 from 11 a.m. to noon. Appropriate for ages six and older. Cost is $5 per child. Space is limited. Register by calling (443) 482-2300. Walk-ins accepted if space is available. Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC), 647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater, MD. Breakfast with the Rays at the Calvert Marine Museum—Learn about the behavior, types, and migration of these fascinating flattened fish. Continental breakfast provided. Monday, February 21 (Presidents’ Day), 9 a.m. Children must be five years of age or older and accompanied by an adult. Cost is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers; includes museum admission. Space is limited. Register by calling (410) 326-2042, ext. 41. Location: 14200 Solomons Island Road, Solomons, MD. Saturdays For Kids at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum—Two hours of hands-on activities. Includes games, arts and crafts, and storytelling; each day has its own theme. February 5, 12, 19, and 26. Ages four to six from 10 a.m. to noon, and

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ages seven to nine from 1 to 3 p.m. Cost is $12 for members and $15 for nonmembers. Location: 213 N. Talbot St., St. Michaels. Storytelling Festival at the Mariner’s Museum—Take the kids to learn from nationally recognized storytellers. Hear stories and music

with an emphasis on stories brought to the Americas by African slaves. While you’re there, give the kids a chance to marvel at the miniature ship collection. Saturday, February 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: 100 Museum Drive, Newport News,VA.

The Annapolis School of Seamanship engages cruisers with interactive learning from the experts during its winter workshop. Photo by Ralph Naranjo

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his month, the Annapolis School of Seamanship will host its second annual Cruiser’s Workshop on Saturday and Sunday, February 12 to 13. The course is designed for both sail and power cruisers and is appropriate for current and prospective cruisers at all levels. Whether you’re planning your first cruise or finally taking that trip of a lifetime, this workshop can help you prepare for a gratifying, pleasurable, and safe voyage. “It’s more than just getting a presentation,” says John Martino, founder and president of the Annapolis School of Seamanship. “The workshop definitely has a learning and social aspect. The social time gives cruisers a rare opportunity to have access to some of the top professionals who are presenting the lectures and break-out sessions.” The workshop format will include large group presentations, in-depth break-out sessions, interactive workshop stations, and a moderated panel discussion. The weekend kicks off Friday evening with a cocktail social to meet and mingle with likeminded cruisers. Saturday includes a continental breakfast, lunch, and an evening social time. Sunday includes breakfast and more interactive learning, with closing remarks scheduled to end at noon. Topics include: Weather and Map Interpretation and Symbology, Navigation and Collision Avoidance, Navigating the ICW, Adventures of The Great Loop, The Gulf Stream, Offshore Weather Patterns, Heavy Weather Tactics, Cruising the Bahamas, Radar and Collision Avoidance, Outfitting for Bluewater Cruising, Marine Diesel Basics, Provisioning and Personal Gear, Anchoring, Electronic Navigation, and Marine Electrical Systems. All activities will be held at the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies, a comprehensive maritime training facility with a conference center and campus located near Baltimore-Washington International Airport. In addition to the on site conference rooms, discounted hotel rooms, and guest shuttle service to the airport, this location features world-class maritime training equipment. Participants will be provided the opportunity to observe a planetarium show, as well as to engage in interactive exercises on avoiding big ships and handling emergencies at sea. Big ship simulators will give attendees a chance to see what smaller boats look like from the bridge of a large vessel. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. The cost is $395 per individual and $750 per couple. For more information and easy online registration, click on For more ways to fine tune your sailing skills, turn to this month’s winter learning section, on page 43.

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on’t miss the South River on the Half-Shell party at Homestead Gardens in Davidsonville, MD, February 26 (5 to 9 p.m.). The South River Federation’s (SRF) biggest fundraiser features fabulous food and drink, lively entertainment, and fun auction items, such as artwork and photography; fishing trips; and vacations in France, Cape Cod, MA, and Newport, RI. Proceeds help SRF and Diana Muller—the South Riverkeeper— preserve the South River watershed. Muller says, “I have been cursed at, called names, physically threatened, and told that I am doing a great job. All of the questions, comments, phrases, name calling, and threats boil down to two questions: ‘what is a Riverkeeper, and what does it mean to be one?’ All Waterkeepers work for a non-profit organization, such as SRF, or create their own. They are licensed to the Waterkeeper Alliance and adhere to 13 quality standards. Since 1966, the Waterkeepers have grown to 200 organizations worldwide. Every citizen has a Constitutional right to clean swimmable, fishable, and drinkable waters.” Muller adds, “It’s not just a job or a career move; it’s a lifestyle. I live and breathe being a Riverkeeper. Everywhere I go, I answer questions and talk about the laws, regulations, water monitoring, restoration, and the right to clean water. I also get to teach people about the environment. I love it when kids’ faces light up when they understand an environmentally complicated problem, and I love getting large groups of volunteers together to clean up streams. Getting dangerous products out of streams and creeks helps make the river’s tidal portions heal faster. I want to be the one out with the instruments and shovel doing the work. This is the Riverkeeper lifestyle—doing what you say, and saying what you do.”

Part of the solution… South Riverkeeper Diana Muller patrols local waters on Remedy. Photo courtesy of South River Federation

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hen a photographer is too busy sailing to remember to take pictures, then you know he is immersed in the activity. This is what happens to Eastern Shore watercolor painter, Marc Castelli, who shoots images in preparation for his paintings. Fellow log canoe sailor and Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) chief curator, Pete Lesher, says, “Whether he’s working on paintings of watermen or log canoes, Marc gets on the boats. So, you don’t get a detached view; you get a view of an active participant. He’s out for images for his art, but he gets so involved that sometimes he forgets. He comes home and his wife asks him if he remembered to take pictures.” Castelli’s latest show at CBMM, “Marc Castelli: The Art of the Waterman, the Simison Collection,” held January 31 through March 25 in the Steamboat Gallery, features 23 paintings, 17 of which were donated to the museum from the Diane Simison collection. Castelli paints in watercolor on paper, working from his own photographs. This allows him not only to get the proportions and details exactly right, but it also allows him to capture action and attitude that painting from life would not permit. Castelli goes out at times in cold, wind, rain, even snow—less than ideal painting weather. He then photographs the watermen in the full variety of conditions that they face daily and takes those pictures back to paint in his dry home studio. Simison began collecting Castelli’s work in 2004. “Diane deliberately built this cohesive collection of Marc’s paintings of Chesapeake watermen because she was captivated by the aesthetic value,” says Lesher. “But she was also drawn in by Castelli’s approach and message: going out on the boats with the watermen to capture aspects of their work and the hardships they face. Her chosen location for retirement on Tilghman Island, with its large community of watermen, must have played a role in attracting her to this subject matter.” Castelli says, “Simison felt that the Bay was big enough for everyone. That would include the watermen, ecologists, yachters, motorboaters, environmentalists, and sportsfishermen. That she wanted to collect my work to help educate the public about the lives, work, and hardships of watermen points out one aspect of her love for the Chesapeake Bay.” The exhibit is open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free with museum admission. For more information, visit or call (410) 745-2916. 20 February 2011 SpinSheet

“Looking for the Brass Ring/Vicious Virgin,” 2006. [22 x 30] © Marc Castelli, The Simison Collection.

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jarring experience of a heavily armed frigate suddenly coming to an abrupt stop when the massive anchor took hold. If the grinding sound of the anchor chain being unwound did not warn you to hold on, you may have been very unceremoniously thrown to the deck. Braces control the swing of the yards on a square rigged ship. The sails are then braced up when they are pulled taut to sail close to the wind. In more common usage, the term refers to someone being braced up to take a literal blow from an attacker or figuratively in a verbal assault. Who of us hasn’t confessed at the end of a long hard day that we were pooped? The term comes from the nautical term

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y wife, Connie, and daughworked with me in the living room before ters, Josie and Meredith, and with sail repairs and other projects for our I are building an 18-foot sport Westerly. sailboat in our house and garage. This has The sportboat’s name is Mist. Last been a long-time dream of mine, and the spring, our oldest daughter participated in time was right. I’ve researched constantly a boat-building contest through school. for many years, looking at boats, plans, and Her team’s boat (called Mist) took first websites and even toying with a self-guided place and broke the state record for the small boat denumber of juice sign course. cans it could hold We finally and still stay afloat! opted for an i550 We’re hoping our (hull number i550 stays afloat, as 296). This highwell. performance I bought the boat is affordable plans and templates to construct, the and cut the parts stitch-and-glue for assembly. In the assembly makes middle of Christmas for a relatively celebrations, we fast completion, glued the hull panels and it has a cool together in the living club of followers room beside our attached, too! Christmas tree. We Early on, celebrated the new Connie knew year 2011 by asthat sailing was A family affair... The Kettens are building more than sembling Mist’s hull more than just sides and bottom. a sailboat; they’re building fine family memories. a hobby for me. During assembly, One of our first dates was onboard our Connie held the side panels in place, Josie newly re-built 29-foot Westerly; and for fed the wire-ties up through the holes in the past 13 years, we have dated, cruised the hull bottom, and Meredith fed the together, raced, and taken family cruises wire-ties through the hull side back to Josie on the Chesapeake. Good thing Confor fastening. I drilled all of the holes. nie likes to sail. Since she had plenty of Future in-home projects include cutwarning, she had no trouble agreeing to ting the various cloth fabrics, gluing the this project. She doesn’t mind sharing the scarf joints of the boat’s shear, joining house, as long as the kids have space to do the mast’s segments, and assembling the their homework and practice their music mast’s hardware and rigging. For Christand dance. mas, Connie received a dust mask, sanding Connie’s friends are horrified and surblock, and glue in her stocking; the fun has prised, asking how she ever agreed to this. just begun! My friends at work and the Hampton YC We suspect Mist will be the first of say, “How cool is that?” and then ask how many sailboats we will build. We already Connie ever agreed to this. Our daughare using her as a family activity. Though ters are thrilled to be involved. They have ideal plans would be to have a fleet of

racing i550s in the area, we’ll be satisfied with the thrill of sailing a boat with this potential. This 18-foot boat will have almost as much sail area as our 29-foot boat and weighs only one-tenth as much, so we expect a fun ride. At time of print, all of Mist’s hull components are cut out and ready for assembly. The shell of the hull is formed and ready for installation of the frames. Tedious steps are next, including installing the frames, reinforcing the hull’s shell, installing the deck and cabin, fairing and painting the hull, and assembling the rigging and sails. Mist should be completed in spring of 2012. You can track our progress at In the meantime, we’re planning a summer cruise with the kids to explore the Chesapeake as far north as time allows. About the Author: Tim Ketten began sailing in Michigan when he was 10 years old. He moved to this area after finishing college 20 years ago for the excellent opportunities that longer summers and year-round sailing events offered. The Kettens sail and race April Tied (a Westerly GK-29) with their daughters and crew on the Southern Bay out of the Hampton YC in Virginia.


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Captain John Paul Jones Takes Command of the Bonhomme Richard, 1779

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J/World Annapolis Alumni Flotilla British Virgin Islands. Sailing, snorkeling, and rum! Charter 41- to 50-foot vessels out of Tortola with a coach.

The British Board of Longitude Awards 10,000 Pounds to John Harrison, 1765 (His Chronometer Allowed Sailors To Determine Longitude at Sea) Maryland Boating Safety Class 7:30 to 9:20 p.m. Four Wednesdays. First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, Columbia, MD. $25. (410) 336-7734


Elijah Bond and Charles Kennard Receive a Patent for Their “Ouija Board,” 1891 (When Beginning Any Ouija Ritual, Consider Yourself as Sailing Off in Uncharted Waters)


Seminars Noon. West River Sailing Club, Galesville, MD. T2P’s Best of Sailing Video highlights with Tucker Thompson (February 12), and the National Sailing Center & Hall of Fame with Lee Tawney (February 26).


Valentine’s Weekend Second Saturday Cambridge, MD.


Cruiser’s Workshop Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies, Linthicum, MD.

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The Great White Fleet (aka the U.S. Navy Battle Fleet of 16 Battleships) Returns to Hampton Roads after Circling the Globe, 1909

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Free Seminar 7 p.m. Fawcett Boat Supplies, 919 Bay Ridge Road, Annapolis. Learn about the Bay with John Page Williams of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.


Free Seminar 7 p.m. Fawcett Boat Supplies, 919 Bay Ridge Road, Annapolis. Learn about outboard maintenance with Scott Noyes.


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The Treaty of Ghent, Ending the War of 1812, Is Ratified, 1815 (According to President James Madison, the War Had Been Fought Mainly Over Maritime Issues)


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New England Boat Show Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, MA.


Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Is Born, 1807 (Best Known for “Paul Revere’s Ride,” “The Song of Hiawatha,” and “The Wreck of the Hesperus”); and the Keel of Bluenose II Is Laid in the Smith & Rhuland Yard, 1963 (That Yard Had Built Her Namesake 42 Years Before)

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Dreamers and Fools: Winter Afloat


don’t know how many stories I’ve told liveaboards, especially, seem to obsess on over the years about people who are this. But it’s part of the game. Some people foolish enough, or wise enough, to literally insulate the hull from the inside live inside a boat. But half the world envies with foam matting. Far more common is them hugely, and the rest know with cerattempting to overpower the energy lost tainty these are fools and dreamers. Then through a frigid hull, and then dealing with winter comes. Years ago, a friend put down resulting moisture condensation. Wooden his coffee on a bitter February night as the boats are easier to heat than fiberglass; halyards in the marina banged incessantly. metal hulls, ehh, not so much. “Hear that?” he asked, gesturing outside Cindy and Robert employ a virtual his cozy little cabin. “Some people can’t trinity of heat sources. If redundancy and sleep for the noise. Some of us can’t sleep diversification are keys to surviving any without it.” battle, Tenacity is there. “It’s easy I’ve known at least a hundred to heat liveaboards, almost all on the Chesapeake. (Long ago, I did it myself, mid-winter, but the motivation was lust; that soon passes.) If you don’t go south, you get cold like the rest of us who “live in square rooms.” Some few stay aboard most of the year, then house-sit during the brutal parts of the season. Others take the boat at least as far south as the Carolinas, hedging the zone, so to speak. Or you can just hunker down and stay. Local artist and boat lettering guru Cindy Fletcher-Holden paid $500 for her first boat, Tenacity, in 1978—32 feet, hard-chined cypress-on“We’re never co ld,” says Cindy . Part of the re oak, a 1938 Peterson not boat chef, she ason comes from does a lot of co the galley. A se oking. The oven designed for Chesapeake asoned and stove provid e their own heat winters. Several boats . later (all of that name), she and husband Robert Holden keep a 47-foot Dillon offshore ketch on Annapoour boat,” she says. “This lis’s Back Creek, prepping for a springtime thing is like a little house.” Their primary is exit to Europe and Africa. They’ve lived a 12-volt forced-air diesel (or kero) heater, aboard here for more than 20 years. A exhaling through elaborate ductwork. It’s casual discussion of winter boat life slides immune to 120-volt power interruptions immediately to three topics: heat, food and puts out a lot of heat, drawing fuel prep, and safety. from a dedicated tank. Tenacity also has Not surprisingly, heating a boat is some- conventional air conditioning cum heat exthing that occupies a lot of attention. Non- change, running on seawater, as long as the

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water is above 45 degrees or so, and there are 120-volts available. Supplementing all this is an electric baseboard unit. “We’re never cold,” she says. Part of the reason comes from the galley. A seasoned boat chef, Cindy does a lot of cooking. The oven and stove provide their own heat. Roasted vegetables, pasta, fish, hot side dishes, lasagna; especially in winter, whatever’s cooking is also warming the place. “Sometimes we have to turn the heaters off.” And most of the time, beer can be stowed abovedecks. A serious consideration in winter is safety, even though few vessels leave port. What will kill you is that simple step from boat to dock. For years in this column, I’ve named the lost and preached the dangers of slipping on icy toe rails or finger piers—falling in with no one to save you, then-bang-you’re-dead, and we of the boating community gather for another memorial service. Serious liveaboards have various protocols and methods to reduce risk, because they step across that chasm so often. “Decks can get really slick,” says Cindy, “and non-skid does no good.” She always keeps both hands free to hang on; none of this “one hand for the sailor, one hand for the ship” stuff. “I’ll drape my gym bag on a shoulder, so I have two hands.” She and Robert also have a spare halyard rigged to a toerail and snubbed tight, so there’s a stout vertical handhold right where it’s needed. And they keep an emergency climb-aboard ladder within reach from the water. Ya’ really want to live on a boat? What’s holding you back? You can’t use the weather as an excuse. So, pick something else. About the Author: Past commodore of the Eastport YC, Fred Miller spends too much time working on his 41-foot ketch, Julie Marie.

A Time of Peace by Andy Schell


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he dark mornings provide a peaceful ambience to accompany my coffee. I delight in the cold. This morning I devoured several magazine articles about Johnny Depp, while spending a few hours on the sofa, drinking four cups of coffee, and writing off the time spent as research. Depp is a real artist, completely comfortable with himself and his pursuits, not in the least bit ashamed of any of his eccentric interests. I envy that. Two nights ago, on the winter solstice, I set the alarm for three a.m. and woke to the sight of the full moon, veiled in the blood red shadow of the earth as we passed between the moon and the sun. I gazed for several minutes and then went back to sleep, satisfied that I’d been disciplined enough to actually get out of the warm bed for the sight. When I woke for the solstice eclipse, standing outside in my down jacket, winter hat, and wool scarf, the drowning heat of the summer felt a long way off. In July, I had longed for the cold, and now it was here. A chill went down my back when the crisp breeze blew—not from the cold—but because I was finally living the fantasy of this summer that at the time, seemed so far off. My dog Oatmeal and I went running yesterday. I let her off the leash. We were running along a newly built trail trough a wooded area near my parents’ house in Pennsylvania. Oatie is incredibly loyal. I had a feeling she wouldn’t stray far if I just gave her freedom, something she hasn’t toFollow us!

tally experienced since her street-dog days. We stopped along the trail and I leaned down to speak to her, watching the cold air condense around her snout with each of her breaths. She sat there quietly, and I trusted her. The trail consists of fine gravel and twists and turns along the edge of a small wooded area to the right, an old, unused cornfield to the left. I jogged at a reasonable pace, and Oatie followed alongside. I think she could sense that I trusted her, and she guiltlessly bounded off into the trees, quite literally skipping her way over and around the low-lying brush. She disappeared over a steep embankment. I didn’t stop. A few hundred yards down the trail, she reappeared, grinning, her one floppy ear happily bouncing as she trotted back alongside. Every few hundred yards she’d stop to sniff something in the old cornfield. She would inevitably look up to see that I had continued on down the path, and she would dart back to greet me, falling into step before accelerating ahead again. It was the best run I had had in recent memory, and Oatie’s best as well. She had experienced for the first time in a long time, true freedom, true trust from me, and I from her. I experienced the freedom of the cold winter air, of the steam coming off my overheated head, of the quietness on the trail in the woods, a dense quiet, the kind that gives you the feeling you could hear a pin drop from ten miles away, a palpable heavy quiet that can only be experienced in the cold of winter.

Someone told me that February was a “yucky month,” but I disagree. February, like winter in general, is an energizing time, a creative time. A time to put on a warm fleece and sit next to the fireplace spending an entire morning reading a book (or in my case, a magazine about Johnny Depp). All summer long, I’d been looking forward to the cold of winter, while the oppressive heat shut down my mental capacities. They’ve awakened now, in the cold. February might be a boring month to be a sailor, a “yucky” time for trying to get out on the water. But it’s a glorious time for hibernating, for renewing the energy lost during the oppressive heat of the summer, this past one in particular. That’s exactly why I’m not writing about sailing this month. Winter on and around the Chesapeake should be reserved for other pursuits, a chance to leave the boat and the water behind and focus on other parts of one’s life, such as spending time with your dog. Though the fall season is my favorite to be a Bay sailor, with fresh cool breezes and clear sunsets, a perpetual fall would get awfully monotonous after a while. I need the seasons, I need the change, and I need to re-charge in the wintertime away from the Bay and the boat. When the thaw comes in the springtime, I’ll be energized to get back out there again and feel the warming breeze fill the sails.

About the Author: A professional captain and writer based in Annapolis, Andy Schell writes about his travels, teachings, and preparation for his trans-Atlantic in springtime on his yawl Arcturus.

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Cerebral Sailing A

by Anthony Tomassetti

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t the season’s end, when I know during the most glorious months on the in the expected wave action. Instrumental my Bluenose 24 Whisper be Bay: September and October. Walking music works best for me, as the imaging is hauled, power-washed, and was prescribed as therapy; it fit perfectly pure and unaltered by lyrics. blocked by the end of the month, I add one with the use of my file. Since that Sunday Finally, go sailing! When the moment last item to my decommissioning list. I cre- in October, I have relived that grey day is as you wish to frame it, start your music, ate what I call a “cerebral sailing file.” by walking in the wind with Secret Story playing it so you can hear every instrument What is that? It is a place in your mind crooning in my ears.   clearly. If you are with a crew, tell them where you can go during the cold winter So how can you create a file?  Here are you’d like to listen to this tune while you month of February, when the temperature a few suggestions, but by all means add to sail.  Create mental images that capture the is low enough to freeze the grimiest bilge this as you see fit. You’ll probably find ways glory of open water, the mast against the water. There, you can enjoy a few minutes to make your cerebral sailing experience sky, far horizons, streaming flows in your on the water using mental imagery. Since even better. wake, and everything in between. Play the each of us has a favorite point music loud enough so that it of sail, conditions, locale, or is easy to replay the tune in even vessel type, what image your head afterward. Relax you create is up to you. What I and enjoy the combination find fun and amazingly useful of influences on your mind.  is how wonderfully refreshing Before you close the frame, this “file” can be at the most concentrate, take a deep abysmal times. I came upon this breath, and savor the moconcept by accident, and I think ment as your song ends. you’ll be surprised at how well For extra fun, try creating it works. a scent bag. Take a ZipOne day long ago, we sailed loc bag and place a paper our Pearson 32 Emerald City towel in it. Spray a shot of out of the Magothy River back the cleaner you use to wipe home to Rock Hall, MD, down the boat every weekwith the album Secret Story end into the bag.  Shave off by Pat Metheny playing in the a few pieces of teak, and/or cockpit.  It is elevator music but fiberglass resin, and add a deliciously rich, complex, and small splash of head deodorworth a listen.  I recall clearly ant or a drop of rum. Then that it was October, and the sky maybe a touch of Bay a harmless yet prominent, mulwater. Sample the aroma—it tifaceted grey. Winds were light should smell like your boatand variable and created sheer when it’s clean. Zip it up and delight when they did pick “It is a place in your mind where you can go during the stow it. Your olfactory sense up, moving the sloop sweetly cold winter month of February, when the temperature is can create the most compelthrough the gentle rollers. The ling mental images.  low enough to freeze the grimiest bilge water…” music captured this day as Back in real time, the kids though it was written just for are in bed, and the televithis purpose. Later, in the dead of winter, I Maybe you already have this experision has nothing but nonsense blowing at heard this music again on a head set flying ence and all you have to do is play the you. You have a few minutes to yourself as back from a long business trip.  It took me same music with the images called up from the snow falls.  Find your scent bag, pull on right back out on the water. Hearing this memory. If not, with time to get aboard your head set, make your tune ready, close music created vivid mental images I now and away, plan to load your file. You will your eyes, and launch your cerebral sailing call my cerebral sailing file. focus on the feel of the boat in the wind, file. Maybe you added video to the mix on I have used this and other such files surging through the water. Before you your handheld—very clever.  to endure waits, at the weddings that I leave, check the weather—is sailing likely As you tack upwind in your armchair, wanted to miss, but would not dare even to be a sport or a pastime today?  With fair winds. on that perfect weather weekend, and other that in mind, find a piece of music that you About the Author: Anthony Tomassetti times. Times such as during my recovabsolutely love, and can listen to again and lives in Plymouth Meeting, PA, and sails his ery from prostate cancer surgery when I again, something that has a cadence to it Bluenose 24 Whisper out of Rock Hall, MD. could not sail and was virtually landlocked that aligns with the motion of your boat 38 February 2011 SpinSheet

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here was a loud explosion. I watched in disbelief as a 16-yearold boy was literally blown off the rear deck and into the air. Chiquita was a time-worn, neglected, old 46-foot cabin cruiser that had just taken on fuel. When the owner cranked the worn engine, a crankcase explosion ensued. In moments, the entire boat was in flames. The frantic owner, clad only in the remnants of cloth blown off by the blast, searched in vain for his infant granddaughter who had been sleeping in one of the bunks. Moments before, the boat had been alive with a family about to enjoy a Sunday afternoon on the water until tragedy changed their lives forever. Patrolling the busy waters of New York Harbor as a member of the NYPD Harbor Unit some years ago, I have assisted at all sorts of boating-related accidents. From suicide jumpers going off bridges to drunks

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by Bob Cerullo falling off a pier, I have seen some terrible tragedies around the water. One never gets used to the loss of a human life, but you do grow to expect that these things will happen in a busy harbor. A half dozen years ago we moved to Deltaville, VA, where I now volunteer as an EMT with Deltaville Rescue Squad. Deltaville is a boating town with some dozen odd marinas and countless private docks in the area. One resident claims there are more boats in Deltaville than people, particularly in the winter. In my time with Deltaville Rescue, I have seen a large number of boatingrelated falls that often result in serious, if not fatal, injuries. Perhaps we love our boats too much and assume they would never hurt us. The facts prove otherwise. I took in a man a while ago who had his trailered boat safe in his own backyard. He had climbed on and off the rickety ladder

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Not So Safe at the Dock continued... several times in the process of winterizing the boat. He told me later that he had thought, “Wouldn’t it be silly if I fell off this ladder?� Moments later, he did fall and knock himself unconscious. He was awake and oriented when the Rescue Squad arrived. I had a very difficult time convincing him to allow us to take him to the hospital to be sure he did not have an internal injury that could cause his death. He finally relented when I told him about actor Liam Neeson’s wife Natasha Richardson, who died from a fall while skiing after refusing medical help. I have often taken in boaters who had slipped on the dock and broken an arm, split a lip, cracked a clavicle, or lacerated some part of their anatomy. It is quite common for people to trip over a cleat bolted to the edge of a dock or slip as the boat rocks under them. Broken hips often occur when someone trips getting into a boat and falls from the gunwale to the deck. I remember one lady who slipped on a ladder going from the deck into the cabin

and shattered her leg bones. I was called to the scene where a woman fell forward off the boat because her husband came into the dock too fast with the sails up. A gust rammed the boat into the dock. A similar fall overboard occurred when a woman standing at the bow of an open boat fell in as her husband reversed the engine to avoid hitting the dock (also too fast). Even when boats are on the hard, there are dangers involved with ladders, falls inside the boat, and the unexpected. A Deltaville man was in a coma for months after a fall in a boatyard. Statistically, more than two-thirds of all fatal boating accident victims drowned, and of those, 90 percent were not wearing life jackets. Such an accident occurred in Lancaster County when a speeding boat hit a navigational marker at night. One young woman died, and nine people had to be rescued, some with very serious injuries. An entire family was emotionally scarred for life. The majority of boats involved in accidents are open motorboats and per-

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sonal watercraft. People, I believe, tend to assume they are much safer on a larger boat. This feeling may cause us to be less attentive to the hazards when boarding a boat. The young and agile have an advantage over older folks, who may not react as quickly. Wind and tide can make the process of stepping from the dock to the boat treacherous. Unfortunately for some of the victims I have attended to in recent months, a misstep, a gust of wind, or some other unexpected turn of events caused them to land in the water. One man was alone and preparing for a trip. It is believed that he slipped as he carried a box of groceries from the dock onto his large sailboat. Injuries to the back of his head would suggest he slipped and then fell backward hitting his head on the dock. No one witnessed it, but the evidence would indicate he fell straight down into the space between the boat and the dock. He may have been unconscious when he hit the water and could not help himself. His body was found at the bottom under the boat. In another incident, a man was believed


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to have been working on his boat and fell into the water at his backyard dock. No one saw him fall, He may have been able to be rescued if someone had seen it. As comfortable as we may be around our boats, it is extremely important to take precautions to prevent falls. While you may be agile and easily able to hop on and off your boat, you may have a family member or guest who isn’t quite that agile. Age has a tendency to slow folks down, and what may have once been an easy jump becomes a little more difficult. Take a few moments and check the possibilities of someone falling while boarding or walking to and from your boat. Loose or rotted dock board, cleats, nails that protrude above the decking board, or other hazards should be repaired. Always assist newcomers on the dock and boarding your boat. In addition to the danger of drowning or falling, there is the real possibility of contracting what could be a fatal infection. Vibrio bacteria live in warm water throughout the world. For most people,

it is not a serious risk, but for those who have compromised immune systems, such as people who have taken chemotherapy or have COPD and a host of other illnesses, an open wound can be fatal. Keep a bottle of hydrogen peroxide on your boat to flush any break in the skin. If the victim has lowered immunity, take that person to an emergency room as soon as possible. I spoke to a man who had been on chemo and was nowhere near the water. A friend had given him a bucket of fish, which he cleaned. He accidentally cut his upper arm while taking the fish back to his house. He placed his hand, wet with water from the fish, on the wound. An hour and a half later, he was unconscious in the hospital battling Vibrio. He survived because his wife immediately called the rescue squad. A good way to minimize the dangers around boats is to make a survey of your own situation. Make your dock safe, make your boarding area safe, and most important of all, make someone aware that you

are on or around your boat. In my years of boating I have been able to rescue several people who have fallen into the water and could not have gotten out on their own. Only 10 percent of deaths occurred on boats where the operator had received boating safety instruction. Reviewing the safety lessons from a boating safety class is very important and can save a life. Pay attention when you are walking on your dock and working around your boat on the water or on the hard. Caution your guests and crew to always err on the side of caution. A bang on the head that might not kill you on land can result in a drowning when it occurs around the water. Don’t be bashful about wearing a life jacket when you’re alone on your boat. As soon as newcomers come aboard, show them where the life jackets are stored and what to do should someone fall overboard. About the Author: Bob Cerullo is a licensed U.S. Coast Guard captain and volunteer EMT, who lives in Deltaville, VA.

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his is a story about a boat that was a sailboat and wanted to sail and a lesson learned about checking lines. While returning home from Christmas holiday, the phone rang. It was Marc to let us know that Karl’s little 18-foot wooden Bruce Roberts design sloop was missing from her pole. Gale force winds were gusting from the northwest, and we had neglected to check her lines—but we had neglected more than that. Alone, forsaken, little TENacious had taken off on an adventure of her own. Marc and Charles raced about with binoculars to locate her. Once she was spotted on a sand bar, but before our two friends could reach her, she was again on a course unknown. Karl and I raced home with visions of her bright white hull, gleaming wood trim, and bare poles wandering aimlessly over the Chesapeake, her cabin provisioned for fall excursions that never came to be. What a way to get our attention! Another phone call. This time a reported sighting from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The wind had blown her two nautical miles down Balls Creek and across the mouth of Broad Creek to its eastern shore. We were now minutes away. More winding twists and turns down gravel roads through pine forest, and we arrived at the home of Doris, who had spotted the little boat just off her rocklined shore. Friends and locals gathered shivering in the cold, blasting wind. Karl scrambled down, grabbed her bow—only two feet from rocky shore! Charles steadied her. Karl grabbed her anchors and then waded into the frigid white-capped waves, dragging her away from a rocky encounter. Anchor deployed, it was time to change clothes in the shelter of her cabin. Anxious

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spectators watched from shore. What next? Motor or sail back across the river? That would mean beating with storm jib and reefed main, and it would soon be dark. Talking by phone, Captain Karl decided to set the second anchor, come ashore (wet again!), and return tomorrow with the hope of more favorable conditions. Now if only her anchors would hold…

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The next day, the winds were light under a cloudy sky. We returned to the scene only to find TENacious held captive in the grip of ice. We thanked our gracious host for the use of her driveway. Karl donning his borrowed hip waders—and I piggyback—through the ice we made our way. Back to stern and pushpole, slowly she crept to the edge of ice. Yellow sails deployed, the little boat arose to greet the freshened breeze. We were free and sailing home. TENacious finally had her way. About the Author: Gail Stewart is learning to sail TENacious and Aveia, her friend’s 40-foot aluminum cutter, on the Miles and Choptank Rivers. She hopes to sail to Bermuda this spring.

Wonder in Winter…

Hone Your Skills and Have Some Fun!


inter doesn’t have to be cold and dull. Keeping your mind active and focused on sailing gets easier every winter, as the number of options grows. There are hundreds of sailor-friendly educational workshops and classes, as well as purely entertaining seminars, all along the Chesapeake Bay in the months between the holidays and splash day. Where do you find interesting winter options for sailors and anyone who loves history and life on the Bay? You don’t have to search too far…

Stay Safe


he U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Auxiliary was created as a civilian arm of the USCG to support all of its missions, including safety and basic boating education. Among the classes offered in winter in the Chesapeake region are: Boating Safety, GPS for Mariners, How To Read a Nautical Chart, and Weekend Navigator. Not all courses are offered by all flotillas, so check with your local flotilla to see what is available near you. Find your flotilla by zip code at Local community colleges offer boating safety courses, which are listed in local papers and online. For example, Annapolis area residents may visit Anne Arundel Community College’s website at and search for “boating safety.”

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any sailing schools are eager to utilize their indoor classroom space in the colder months and keep the learning momentum going. J/World Annapolis teaches weekend courses in Coastal Navigation, Racing Strategy and Tactics, Understanding the Racing Rules, and Understanding Sail Trim and Balance. Tuition ranges from $115 to $195 with a $30 course material fee. Click to jworldannapolis. com for details. Maryland School of Sailing and Seamanship in Rock Hall, MD, offers a Navigation course in the classroom as well as home-study courses in Coastal and Celestial Navigation. They also offer a webinar on Storm Tactics and an online course


in Celestial Navigation. Classes range from $40 (webinar fee) to $650 (for ASA certification classes). To learn more, visit The Annapolis School of Seamanship was created on the idea of using empty classroom space in winter and now runs year-round courses on Diesels, Electronics, Navigation, Safety, and Weather. Courses range from $195 to $500. For the second year in a row, the school will host a Winter Cruisers Workshop February 12 and 13 at the Maritime Institute near the BaltimoreWashington International Airport. The weekend costs $395 with a couples’ discount. Visit to learn more.

Find a Maritime Museum

uning into your local maritime museum is an easy way to fill your calendar all year long, and wintertime is no exception. Annapolis Maritime Museum hosts Thursday lectures from 7 to 8:30 p.m. through March for $10 per lecture or $60 for the series. Among the upcoming speakers are Ginger Doyel, author of Over the Bridge: A History of Eastport at Annapolis; Stephan Abel, Executive Director

of the Oyster Recovery Partnership; Susan B. Langley, Maryland State Underwater Archaeologist; Don Parks, author of Chesapeake Splendor; and Richard Schwartz, author of Hurricanes of the Middle Atlantic States. To learn more, visit The Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) offers free PEM Talks (Exploring Paleontology, the Environment, and Maritime History) about “The SpinSheet February 2011 43

Calvert Cliff Conundrum.” There are only two left: February 5 and March 10. CMM also hosts Sunday conversations with Chesapeake Authors at 2 p.m. For details, click to As well as great kids’ activities (see page 17), the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) in St. Michaels has invited Eastern Shore artist Marc Castelli, whose new exhibit is in the Steamboat building (see page 20), to launch a discussion on the challenges facing Bay watermen. CBMM will also host two interesting workshops: “Build a Model Crabbing Skiff” on February 25 and “Build a Half-Hull Clipper Model” on March 26 and 27. Visit for more ideas.


Go Clubbing

ere at SpinSheet, we affectionately call them our “clubbies,” members of more than 200 sailing and cruising clubs on the Chesapeake Bay. One of the best ways to find out what clubs are offering the public and potential new members is to read SpinSheet’s Cruising Club Notes (page 58) and the Calendar (page 26) every month. The most active clubs send us news and open invitations for our readers regularly.

One of the largest events open to the public is hosted every year by Singles on Sailboats (SOS); SOS Spring Training will unfold March 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Broadneck High School in Annapolis. Discussion topics appeal to everyone from veteran sailors to those hoping to break into the sport. SpinSheet’s editor Molly Winans and publisher Mary Ewenson will both be presenters on the topics of finding sailor-friendly regional activities and circumnavigating the DelMarVa Peninsula, respectively. The cost for the day is $40 for members and $55 for non-members. For more information, visit The West River SC has a series of free winter seminars ranging from Tucker Thompson from’s best sailing videos (February 12) to SpinSheet’s Molly Winans leading a panel discussion on how to Start Sailing Now (March 26). Find the full list at As well as member-only events, yacht clubs offer seminars to non-members, such as Eastport YC’s “What is the Bermuda Ocean Race and How Do I Enter?” on February 5. Such events are listed in the SpinSheet Calendar. If you know of a free event for sailors that is open to the public, please let us know about it by e-mailing

Knot-Tying Workshops

Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB) is hosting a series of knot-tying workshops for $15 each. CBAB coach Allen Faurot, who teaches knot-tying at the U.S. Naval Academy, will lead the class with Don Backe’s assistance. Workshops will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. February 12 and 26 and March 5 and 12. To learn more, visit

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Getting Into It: The Boating Organization Man


everal years ago, my thoughts turned toward ways to improve my knowledge of sailing as well as mix with other sailors during the winter months. I had already joined my Alberg 30 association but was looking for education, too. I scanned the magazines and boating news looking for organizations that might offer useful information and be interesting at the same time. I discovered the U.S. Power Squadrons by chance. I remembered in my youth of being chastised by old guys in uniforms whenever I attempted to sail up Back Creek on a Sunday afternoon. Horns would blare, and words would fly as I attempted to tack my way up the creek to my slip. Didn’t they realize my outboard would not start and this

was my only option? I would usually keep trying until a Good Samaritan came along and offered me a tow to the end of my dock. But in 2010, I was one of the old guys, and I needed to learn more about an inboard that ran only on alternate Saturdays and exactly what five blasts of the horn actually meant. That was when I remembered the Power Squadrons. My initial contact with the Rockville Sail and Power Squadron was excellent. The Commander contacted me at home and welcomed me to a breakfast with the other officers. Did I mention that I like breakfast? I was hooked immediately. I signed up for the seamanship class as soon as it was available. Then, I took piloting; then sail; then … more courses. Next I

volunteered to teach a course. That was when they asked me to become an officer. As I was nearing retirement, I thought this would be a good use of my new-found time: serving the community and doing what I enjoyed. It couldn’t be better. That was about the time I discovered the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. After an initial inquiry, I attended a meeting of a flotilla in Rockville. The mission was what captured me: to support to the Coast Guard for its civil missions. So, I joined. The flotilla commander asked for volunteers to help with the unit’s public affairs. I couldn’t resist: I became the public affairs officer. Then I became the training officer and then the vice flotilla commander. By now, you should be see-

ing a trend. Unfortunately, so did my wife. So, for a while, I had to reduce some of my extracurricular activities and spend more time working on important household activities like vacuuming. I was content continuing to enjoy my membership and leadership activities in both organizations as I continued to work. Then I retired, our daughter left for college, and the Windjammers of the Chesapeake looks like an interesting organization. I wonder if they need some help... Chuck Wells is the Administrative Officer of the Rockville Sail and Power Squadron, the Vice Flotilla Commander of Flotilla 24-02 of the USCG Auxiliary, and a member of the Alberg 30 Association, BoatUS, and more.

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Eye on Bay Kids

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Kids love sailing on the Bay just as much as anyone else. Take time to notice, and you’ll see young people enjoying all kinds of sailboats. Kids are out there cruising with their families, catching rides during keelboat races, taking lessons, and racing on their own. Simply messing around on a dinghy is a great way for kids to spend their free time. Sailing parents know that few activities can bond a family like spending time together on a boat. So, let’s encourage our young sailing friends; make plans now to take a young person out sailing this year.

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Kids Sailing How To Get Your Kids Out on the Water

by Beth Crabtree ere at SpinSheet we love to see kids out on the Bay; exciting ways for kids to sail without a boat of their own. youngsters are the future of our sport! Whether Sailing schools, boating clubs, and yacht clubs all offer lesthey’re in a competitive racing program, cruising sons for every level, and some run junior racing programs, with family, or messing about in a dinghy, sailing gives too. Also look for community-based programs that offer kids an opportunity to develop problem-solving skills and affordable classes and clinics to kids who might not othto practice self-reliance. Sailing is fun, reduces stress, and erwise have an opportunity to sail. Before you sign ‘em up builds friendships. So, what’s the best way to get your and send them on their way, consider whether your young kids out on the water? Really, there isn’t one best way; ones have good swimming skills and the ability to listen there are many good ways. The trick is to find the one that to and carry out directions. Think about the kids’ schedule works for your family. and the rest of the family’s schedules as well. Camps are My own sensitive to the children needs of worklearned to ing parents, and sail dinghies many camps offer at variall-day programs; ous sailing however, others schools, and provide half-day they enjoy sessions, so kids sailing on can do other bigger boats activities, too. with friends For older kids and family. who have already Last sumlearned sailing mer, sailing basics, exposure a Sunfish to the teamwork on vacation and challenges sparked an of keelboats interest in might be the Sailing puts a smile on children’s faces. Photo courtesy of Peter Cook/Topaz Sailing owning a next logical step. dinghy so that the kids could get out on the creek and “One of the things that happens with kids learning to river by themselves. We looked around and found lots sail is that there’s lots of opportunities for smaller boats, of cool, kid-friendly boats that work well for beginners. such as Optis and 420s, but until now, there hasn’t been Well-known names include Optimist, Sunfish, 420s, Laa lot of opportunity for keelboat experience,” says Carole sers, Open Bics, and Hobie Cat, but there are many great Jordan of J World Annapolis. To fill the void, this August, options out there. And, the boat doesn’t have to be brand J World will run its first five-day program on J/80s for new. A used boat can be a terrific starter boat. Check out 12- to 16-year-olds. The ’tweens and teens will have the SpinSheet’s classified and brokerage sections for a great opportunity to learn all aspects of a big boat – driving, place to begin looking. trimming, and foredeck work. I investigated several options during October’s U.S. If you’re already sailing folks yourselves, you know the Sailboat show in Annapolis. Knowledgeable and helpjoys of sailing with your children. Maybe this year, your ful dinghy dealers gave me loads of good advice. Then, summer vacation should be a family cruise. It’s a great way I came back later with my young sailors, and the kids to bond with one another and to give the kids hand-on got to “test drive” a few models. We discussed the pros experience with tides, currents, mooring, reading charts, and cons of various boats, and I told the boys we’d think the GPS, and more. Carter and Karen Morris chartered about it. When it came time for Christmas wish lists, a with their two daughters in Maine last summer. The girls Topaz sailboat was among the gadgets and gizmos they gave the trip top-notch reviews. “It’s like camping but betmost desired. They must have been good in 2010, because ter- we got to see nature, like dolphins and sea otters, up Santa left a Topaz Taz sail hanging next to our Christclose,” says Annie. Katy adds, “I liked driving the boat and mas tree. He’d dropped off the matching hull and mast at being with my family, just my family, especially at sunset.” Grandma’s house –closer to the water’s edge. Stay tuned We’re fortunate in Chesapeake Country that we have to SpinSheet for news of our inaugural spring launch! so many ways for kids to learn to sail, and all roads lead to But, getting your own kids out on the water doesn’t the same place – introducing a passion that can be shared need to involve buying a boat. There are loads of easy yet with friends and can last a lifetime.


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Teens Cruise the Chesapeake with Planet Hope


n addition to small-boat sailing camps, Planet Hope offers week-long liveaboard cruising trips. Teens learn to plot courses, navigate, maintain systems, and develop their sailing skills while exploring the Chesapeake Bay on 30- to 40-foot boats. Some evenings are spent anchored in quite coves; some are spent docked in destination ports such as St. Michaels. One teen says of a recent trip, “I have grown up around boats, but have never lived on one for a week. I had the opportunity to do some things that I wouldn’t otherwise get the chance to do. I would most definitely, without any hesitation, come back and do it again!” Jamala, another teenage girl, says, “Sailing is such a nice and relaxing environment compared to the drama of high school.” Preparations are being made to add a recently donated a Tayana 37 to the summer cruising trip program. Planet Hope would like thank Annapolis Yacht Sales (AYS) for its help facilitating the donation. Due to the kind work of AYS and the generosity of the donor, many more young people will enjoy sailing the Chesapeake Bay this summer. — Kelly Jo Prewitt

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What’s So Great About Sailing If You’re a Kid?


ere’s how my 11-year-old son, David, and his good buddy, Wyatt Smith, answered: “The best part is feeling the wind on my face and getting sprayed with the Bay when I’m hiking out; it feels wonderful, and it makes me feel free,” says Wyatt. David joined in, “When the boat heels over and I’m leaning out, I feel like I’m flying. It’s so fun!”

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Picking a Starter Boat – What To Consider

• Ages of the children • Where the children will sail • Will the boat be for racing, recreation, or both • Stability and ease in righting • How many kids will be on the boat at one time • Likelihood of kids climbing in and out for swimming on calm days • One or two sails • Strength of the hull • Weight of the boat • Where will you launch - off a beach, dock, or ramp • Where will you store the boat, and how will you get it to and from the water • Cost and warranty, plus cost and availability of replacement parts

Choosing Classes or a Camp – What To Consider

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Growing Up on a Boat by Juliana Boyle


am 10 years old, and for almost half of my life, I have been living on a boat with my sister and parents. Our boat is a Switch 51 catamaran, made in France, with three cabins, two queen-sized and one small. For four and a half years, I have lived in the small cabin in the bow of the port hull. This article is about what everyone asks me. How do you like growing up on the boat? Where’s your favorite place? Where’s your least favorite place? Do you like home schooling or did you like going to a local school in Barcelona? What do you do to pass the time? My answer is, growing up on a boat has its goods and bads.

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rowing up on a boat is not something a lot of people experience. And for those who do, it’s still different, depending on the kind of boat you have, how old you are, and the like. Two days after I turned six, we moved onto our boat Zia. I was sad and happy and interested and confused. I had so many mixed emotions, I just felt as if I was going to blow up. I did cry, though. It took me a while to get my sea legs and to get used to everything. Short, cold showers, small rooms, no television, but now, all that normal stuff is foreign. I can get an occasional hot shower at a marina, and that’s good enough. The last time I watched television was a few months ago. My room is the smallest, but I like it. It has a fold-out desk, a shelf above that, three closet sections, two of which we use for books, and a cubbyhole where I hold my own junk. And, of course, my bed. The shelf above my desk has—guess what?— more books. I have three spots to sit in my room, four if you count the floor. They include the seat at my desk, a small bench seat behind my desk, and my bed. During the first year on the boat, we hit one of my favorite spots, the Bahamas. The water was so clear and beautiful, and everything had a paradise-like feeling to it. I couldn’t get enough of it. I mean, clear water, fish, dolphin, the occasional, scary shark, palm trees, soft sand, great waves, sun—what’s not to love (other than the sharks)? We learned different cultures, saw many ruins, which sometimes seemed like really old rocks, but some were cool, like the pyramids in Egypt.

Friends came to visit, and we had the greatest of times, also making new friends, like the twins Wesley and Ryan on Gone Native, Celine and Anouck on Cenou, and Jaimie and Skylar on Sky or Jaimie. We also made friends when we went to school in Barcelona, Spain, but I will get into that later. Another one of my favorite places was Venice, not just because my best friend was visiting, but because of the food, the ice cream especially, and the little canals we took our dinghy in. The food was exquisite; the ice cream was heaven. To all kids out there, you have not tasted ice cream until you’ve had Venetian ice cream. The dinghy driving was really fun. I learned to drive quickly, and I can plane now (with the dinghy). Dinghy driving is something I love to do, definitely a good thing about living aboard. Planing is the most fun part, because you have the wind in your hair, the water rushing by, the engine completely under control, and everything is so exhilarating that you feel like you can do anything.

Then we have school. It’s a good and a bad, sort of, and it’s time-consuming. Since we are home-schooled, school generally goes by as fast as we can work. My dad teaches me, and my mom teaches Cassie. I just recently started fifth grade, and my sister is now laboring through much longer days in seventh grade. For six months, we went to a normal school in Barcelona. My mom was hoping it would teach us Spanish, but it turns out that they speak Catalan there. But determined that someone would learn Spanish, my mom took Spanish lessons herself. Now we have a plan to go to Ecuador to learn Spanish instead. Classes that aren’t in the school curriculum are educational, in history, geography, and culture. But of course it’s not all perfect....


The Bad Things

he first, most obvious complaint I have on the boat is seasickness. We don’t get seasick a lot, only on the bumpy passages, and then I mostly just lie down and read. Sometimes school and food are too much for a queasy stomach. We don’t throw up a lot, though. I have done that only about two times. That’s something we’re afraid of, when we are on passages like that.

We all have our fears. I, for one, am always a little nervous when my parents go on night watch, hoping they don’t fall overboard. I hate bad storms, and I am a little wimpy when I swim, because there are just so many creepy things that could be under me. And—a logical fear—my friends drifting away. Some have, like my school friends, and the ones who aren’t so close, but of course my best friends are still there, in contact and visiting. Cassie and I share a number one, awesome, cool best friend, along with our other best friends. Cassie is sort of friends with all the friends I have, but if they have an older sister, she likes them better. We visit our friends whenever we can, but it can make me jealous if they have pets. I love animals, and we can’t have pets on the boat. We had a cat for a year, Hobie, but he started spraying, and we had to give him to a local cat shelter. It was really sad. It taught my parents that no pets was a good rule. I really do want a pet; although I know I shouldn’t, but Hobie really made sure we were never bored!

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can be boring too, of course. I hate the places that don’t have green. People can be pretty inhospitable. If you wave at them or something, either they wave back (nice), ignore you (normal), or give you the evil eye (not so nice). Of course, most people can be nice and caring. Like when I (the klutz of the family) get hurt. My worst Painting our boat logo in the Azores injury happened in Gochek, Turkey, Usually we get bored about once every during the Eastern Mediterranean Yacht day, during school. And when we aren’t Rally. I was taking a short cut across a shut in school and we get bored, the thousands down fountain (never a good idea), and of books we have (and have read over and there was a hole in the middle where the over again) seem to get boring (which they water jet was, with jagged metal stickshould have long ago), and iPods are too ing out. I accidentally stepped in it, and ignorable. We just sort of start a bunch of one of the pieces of metal sliced my thigh projects and don’t finish them, and then open, one inch deep, 15 centimeters long. we normally dig out something to do. Places I didn’t feel it, which some might not

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Life Is Good

ll in all, I think living on a boat has more good things than bad things. I really love it. Although it can get a little tiring, living on a boat is awesome. It’s fun, interesting, educational, unique, and basically just cool. I am now in Mexico, going to school. We are living in a condo with our beloved Zia for sale. I love the language, the school, the place, the people—life is good. About the Author: Longtime SpinSheet readers may remember the author’s dad Joe Boyle’s stories about the family’s travels. To learn more about 10-year-old writer, Juliana, and the Boyle family’s adventures, visit

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s we ended our charter in Rhodes and motored past the site of the ancient Colossus of Rhodes, I couldn’t help reflecting on how different this place is from the Chesapeake. For one, the NAVAIDs are few and backwards! Red left, green right returning. The depth sounders, calibrated in meters, go quickly past 100 and then stop working altogether, because the water is too deep. And then there is the extraordinary color of the water. Not the murky, green “soup” we are used to on the Bay, but aqua blue and clear enough to see an anchor 10 meters down. The shorelines are stark shades of white, brown, and gray—mostly bare, steep, and rocky. And marinas, for the most part, don’t have slips. Boats “Med moor” stern to a quay with an anchor off the bow. Winds were fabulous and always seemingly from the right direction—south when we wanted to go north and north when we were ready to head south. And finally, no crabs on the menus here. But they do have grilled octopus, squid, moussaka, and baklava. We were in the Greek islands—close to the Turkish coast—and this trip was spectacular! Members of our club (the Herrington Harbour SA) started planning this charter in late winter 2010 and by summer had recruited 13 members and friends, enough to book three boats (two 46-foot Bavarias and one 42-footer) for 10 days in October with Kiriacoulis Charters, a Greek company. We opted for higher priced newer boats (two years old or less), but still had some mechanical problems. We also opted for a one-way charter, beginning in Kos and ending in Rhodes. Costs for two couples on our 42-footer came to about $1000 per person, not counting airfare. Scheduling the February 2010 trip in October had plusses and minuses. We avoided the crowds of summer and early fall (high season) and never had trouble finding dock space. Choosing to go during the high season would definitely necessitate booking a year in advance. We also avoided the notorious meltemi, the fierce north wind that blows through the Aegean at 40 knots between June and September and keeps even the inter-island ferries in port. Temperatures were mostly in the 60s and 70s, and 70-degree water made for comfortable swimming and snorkeling on one of the warmer days. Greece boasts 3500 islands in five major groups, with yacht charters available in most of them. The Dodecanese are the most southerly, Follow us!

by Stefan Leader

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with only about 125 miles between airport can be reached from Athens Patmos, our most northerly destina- as well as from a number of other tion, and Rhodes, our most southEuropean cities. Kos is rich in hiserly. As a result, we were able to tory going back to ancient Greece limit daily passages to 15-25 miles, and Rome. Within easy walking allowing time to explore ashore. distance of the marina are ruins of While Turkey was easily visible one of the largest markets (agora) from almost every island we visited, in the ancient world, a partially we were dissuaded from sailing restored Roman villa, a restored there when we learned of the costs Greek amphitheater, and a small and bureaucratic complications of antiquities museum. The old harbor clearing into a Turkish port. on Kos is dominated by a massive In all, we visited seven islands: 14th-century fortress erected by the Kos, Kalymnos, Patmos, Leros, NiKnights of St. John. syros, Simi, and Rhodes. Each has Rain and high winds delayed our its own unique attractions, although departure by a half day, but our first most have superb natural harbors destination, the village of Rina, at and fascinating historical sites. the head of the fiord-like Vathi inlet Our starting point was Kos on the southeast coast of Kalymnos, Marina, one of several Kiriacoulis was only 15 miles distant. We easily bases in the Aegean. It’s a modern reached it before dark and with time facility with exquisitely clean heads to enjoy dinner at a small taverna and showers, a well-stocked grocery looking out on the harbor. store for initial provisioning, and an The next morning, we had a ideal location in the middle of Kos spectacular broad reach in about Coming in 15 March: Chesapeake Bay City, the cultural, commercial, and knots of wind to Skala Harbor, population center of the island. on the east side of Patmos. Skala’s About the size of Nantucket, harbor is large, deep, and well MA, Kos is a popular vacation spot protected with many other large and for Europeans. Its international small harbors and villages nearby.

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But the island’s most interesting feature is the 11th-century Monastery of St. John, which sits on top of a hill looking down on the harbor. We rented a small fourwheel-drive vehicle to visit the monastery and associated museum and then spent the afternoon exploring nearby villages. Patmos boasts many fine restaurants as well as a fine, well-stocked food market, which we visited several times. From Patmos, we sailed south to Leros and tied up at Lakki Marina, at the head of a large bay that was the site of a World War II naval battle. Unlike some of the smaller towns we visited, Lakki has a rather grand feel, with a wide road and palm trees surrounding the harbor and a number of handsome art deco buildings. Lakki owes these little architectural gems to the Italian occupation between 1912 and the end of World War II. The remains of an Italian naval base are still visible on the south side of Lakki Bay. Before the Italians, Leros was occupied by the Knights of St. John in 1309 and the Turks from 1522 to 1831. From Leros, we accompanied one of the other boats in our group back to Kos Marina to get its electrical system repaired. The passage was one of the highlights of the trip. With 20-25 knots abaft the beam, we surfed on eight- to 10-foot waves in the company of dolphins and flying fish. We arrived mid-afternoon, and by evening the repair was completed and all was shipshape again. We stopped next at Pali Harbor on Nisyros, a small, almost circular volcanic island. Med-mooring was particularly difficult due to a nasty crosswind. We inadvertently fouled the anchor of another boat whose owner became quite obnoxious. Clearing the anchor, we tied up on the other side of the harbor. The harbor master eventually settled the matter with a friendly and understanding, “These things happen.” Next morning, some of our group rented a car and drove to the top of the island to see the still active volcanic crater. The volcano left me a bit uneasy, and I passed on the trip. Simi, our next stop, is without doubt the most charming and beautiful of all the islands we visited. A swim stop in a small crystal clear cove surrounded by bare rocky hills, just a few miles from Simi town, was exhilarating and a wonderful introduction to the island. Simi town features a lovely harbor with steep hills on three sides covered with brightly painted houses and white churches. The harbor is lined with Follow us!

shops and restaurants. A walk up the hill through the town’s narrow walkways gave us spectacular views of the harbor below. The largest island we visited and the end of our trip was Rhodes—rich in history and a popular cruise ship stop. The old city is surrounded by medieval walls containing the Palace of the Grand Masters of the Knights of Rhodes, the Street of Knights, several mosques, a synagogue, the Temple of Aphrodite, museums, and many shops and excellent restaurants. We could have spent several more days exploring the city, but our flight schedule allowed us only one.

I would strongly recommend Greece to Chesapeake Bay sailors hankering for foreign ports. On the down side, electrical problems with one of the boats and an extortionate damage charge by the charter company for a preexisting problem left a bad taste, but on balance, this was a wonderful, memorable trip. About the Author: Stefan Leader holds a 50-Ton Master’s license, is an ASA instructor, and sails the Bay with his wife Andrea Heintzelman on their Catalina 380, Diva II.

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Not To Seem Sappy, But…

hen Bay clubs change their watches in the winter, we often hear “Goodbye” from club contacts who are “reassigned.” It’s not that we don’t welcome their replacements with open arms. It’s just that we get attached to our cyber-friends and are sad to see them go. What’s nice is when club members continue to send us Club Notes and fun photos even though they have been promoted. “Thank You” to all of our club contacts, new and veteran. Whether you come or go, we’ll be here… and we’ll look for all of you on the water. By February 10, send your Club Notes, Directory updates, and Yovannis Seafood Stew from Harry Browne’s in Annapolis... just to lift my spirits.


We Can’t Wait!

oasting a new Board of Governors and plans for the new year, the Magothy River SA (MRSA) looks forward to an exciting 2011. The Commodore’s Ball (below) in January helped us cap a successful 2010. We eagerly wait for the ice on the river to melt and Wednesday night racing to begin. We’ll have a cruise planning party February 12 (6 p.m.), featuring a potluck feast and dreams of summer cruises. Even if we can’t gunkhole in our favorite destinations, we can plan for a summer full of great cruises and new adventures! Our race planning meeting will be February 16 (7 p.m.). Both events will be at the Belvedere YC (magothysailing. com). —by Peggy Poe


Spring Training

ingles on Sailboats (SOS) (right) will enjoy brunch at the Doubletree Hotel in Annapolis February 13, during which Ronald Katz—one of the keepers of the Baltimore Light—will treat us to a history of that Middle Bay icon. The public is welcome, and reservations are recommended. Don’t miss our Spring Training event March 19 at Broadneck High School in Annapolis. Classes will cover piloting, marine maintenance, boat-handling techniques, weather, electronics, and more. Register now at —by Alex Doyle


Three past MRSA commodores enjoy time at the Commodore’s Ball (L-R): Wes McNair, John Lund, and Rich Hughes.

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SOS members take pride in their Annapolis Parade of Lights entry winning the Best Animated Lighting award this December. As always, this was a festive on-the-water celebration of holidays, and a good time was had by all at SOS’s post-parade party.

All Are Welcome

he Stingray Harbor YC’s (SHYC) year started with the Winter Doldrums Party January 22 at the Capital Ale House in Richmond, VA. A land cruise to Beaufort, NC, February 11-13 will visit the NC Maritime Museum and Fort Macon USCG Base and enjoy a group dinner, nautical fun, and the company of friends. SHYC boasts more than 100 members. And, better late than never: Pat Anderson says, “For my new year’s resolution, I want to get to the C&D Canal from our Southern Bay berth. We’ve been trying for years and always get distracted by Annapolis or some sweet anchorage and lose our momentum. And, I want to spend at least one night every month at anchor” (stingrayhyc. com). —by Sherry Davis

Busy Is as Busy Does


ebruary is a very busy month for the Alberg 30 Association. Our main activities focus on the traditional Seminar Series, held each Saturday during the month, at the library in Hillsmere (Eastport) at 1 p.m. After each seminar, at 4 p.m., we will move the festivities to a nearby member’s home for dinner. The new officers, elected in January at the Annual Trophy Dinner at the Fells Point Inn in Baltimore, are busy getting organized and laying plans for the upcoming season, all of which will be discussed at the seminars. The Annual Dinner was a huge success and filled with its usual loads of fun. For their never-ending support and drive for the association, Mike and Pat Meinhold won the Carl A. Alberg Award, our most prestigious award. Tim Williams again won the CBYRA High Point Trophy. Congrats to all the winners (! —by Rolph Townshend


Spring Isn’t in the Air, Yet...

elow, Hal and Cindy McClure take their Tartan 34-2, Scott Free, through the waves during the Chesapeake Bay Tartan Sailing Club (CBTSC) Regatta last September. The day was perfect for this event, one of our annual favorites. Plans are underway for the 2011 sailing season, so visit for updates. Even if spring isn’t just around the corner yet, we can remember past good times and look forward to more to come. —by Grace Holt

Bracer and Rubicon wait their turn in Holland.


A Tartan’s Trans-Atlantic Trek

bove, Bracer and Rubicon, two Tartan 34 Classics, wait in Holland for the bridge to open on the Standing Mast Route to Oosterschelde. This was the first leg of Jürgen Mohrmann’s dream trip across the Atlantic to the Chesapeake. He is safely in the New World now, having crossed to Barbados in mid-December, and is now sailing northwards up the island chain. We expect him to arrive in Annapolis in early May for a warm Chesapeake Tartan 34 Classic Association welcome party. Follow his progress on our website at —by Grace Holt


Weekend Wonderland

embers of the Back Creek YC shook off the cold weather by celebrating our new officers at the 2011 Commodore’s Ball held January 29 at the Kent Island YC. Starting with a Friday dinner on Kent Island, MD, Saturday’s annual formal dinner dance and installation of officers were followed by Sunday breakfast. It was a welcome escape from the weather and the thoughts of a great season to come warmed the spirit of the weekend. February events include a mid-week dinner party in Annapolis on the 10th, an Italian night dinner on the 12th, and a Winter Happy Hour on the 25th. The first on-the-water event will occur April 16 ( —by Otto Hetzel


Eggnoggin’ the Year Away

lose to 80 Annapolis Fleet Corinthians were joined by Philadelphia Fleet members and guests at the Kent Island YC December 5 for our annual Eggnog Party. Funny, but a proper cocktail hour ensures timely attendance, and it didn’t fail again this year. A slide show of the past season’s memories entertained in the background, and then a fine brunch of pleasing victuals was properly consumed by all. Banter continued throughout the meal, and jibes and jokes spilled from one table to the next, while fleet captain Mary West managed to remain above (or below) these barbs and maintained control of the dais in admiral (pun intended) fashion. A fun afternoon, ‘twas. It’s normally above this cub reporter’s standards, but he’ll mention here that he was a surprised recipient of the Corinthians Cutty Sark Trophy, awarded to a member who’s completed an outstanding voyage or has demonstrated prowess as a seaman. Let us say that he felt honored and humbled, but he doesn’t anticipate leaving the Bay again in a 30-foot gaff-rigger with the following amenities: a head and an icebox. The bar at the party remained opened, and… ( —by Tom Berry

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Go East, Young Man

uring the Eastern Shore SA’s (ESSA) awards banquet at the Ocean Pines YC November 19, top honors went to Bob Dickey (below), the Choptank fleet’s overall PHRF winner; Bruce Franz and Neill Carey of the PHRF Tangier Fleet; and Deke Sheller, the Tanzer 22 One-Design winner in the Tangier Fleet. Betsy Cottingham received the ESSA Stedman W. Smith Promotional Award for participation above and beyond the normal call of duty ( —by Paul Hull

CBCers and crabs abound. Photo by Ted Reinhold

ESSA’s Bob Dickey receives the Great Shoals Lighthouse Trophy for demonstrating the highest level of sailing accomplishment and performing the highest level of meritorious service in promoting and supporting sailboat racing. Photo courtesy of Timothy Fuhrmann


We Can Dream, Can’t We?

ebruary is already here; can summer be far behind? Already dancing in the heads of Chesapeake Bristol Club (CBC) members (above) are thoughts of crab fests, cruising, and just having fun. Our next event will be a matinee showing at the Center Stage February 12 of a production written by Harold Printer, called “The Home Coming.” Afterward, we will dine at a nearby restaurant; RSVP at (410) 956-0207. This year promises to be chock full of fun, frolicking, and sailing. The final plank for this year’s activities has not been laid, so for more information, visit —by Bob Clopp

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“What are we doing next?” BASC members enjoy post-sailing dinner and drinks in 2010.


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altimore Annapolis Sailing Club (BASC) members (above) are working on our 2011 event schedule and would love to include you. We like partnering to promote other sailing clubs, and we especially like community sailing organizations. We enjoy events involving helping out, meeting fellow sailors, listening to guest speakers, and of course, going sailing. So, drop us a line; we’ve got more than 450 sailing enthusiasts and boat owners waiting to hear from you. Better yet, come out to one of our events to meet our group. You can join for free ( —by Andrew Barabasz

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ickerson Owners Association secretary Dick Young and commodore Barry Creighton are hosting the 44th annual Dickerson Rendezvous June 17-19 in Oxford, MD. Festivities will include a parade of arriving wooden and fiberglass Dickerson Yachts, sailing up the Tred Avon River into Mear’s Marina, a welcoming reception, and racing and dinner on Saturday. The captain ‘fortunate enough’ to be the overall winner becomes commodore for the next year, and as such, is responsible for the rendezvous and race, but CANNOT race. No wonder there are so many close finishes. The awards ceremony boasts fine food, music, and great comradeship and stories. With help from Oxford Boatyard executive Jim Karr, we’ll enjoy dinner at the Tred Avon YC’s first-class facilities ( —by Joe Slavin


And, Away We Go!

he Chesapeake Fleet of the Cape Dory Sailboat Owner’s Association will hold our annual meeting (aka Groundhog Day Extravaganza) at the Holiday Inn in Solomons February 19. The activities will include a nautical flea market, a business meeting, various presentations, and dinner. These events are open to all, but you must preregister for the dinner ( —by Jo Chamberlain

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W Brave Heart frivolity from the Alberg 30 Sabrina during the Freeze Your MaSt Off. Dana Shafie is the skipper and the guy in the skirt.


Freeze Your MaSt Off

dozen Daingerfield Island Sailing Club (DISC) boats (above) sailed in the Freeze Your MaSt Off race to benefit the National Capital Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society. Intrepid sailors braved the elements and the remnants of New Year’s Eve to vie for a few bottles of rum as the prize for sailing fast and raising money. Organizer Sarah Keitt—pit crew on the Kirby 25 Chiripa and sister of DISC’s commodore—was diagnosed with MS in 2000 and volunteers for the MS Society. The event helps MS patients with unexpected financial burdens. To learn how your club can Freeze Your MaSts Off in 2012, contact —by Gary Hauptman

ell kids, the official first day of spring is just seven weeks away! Catalina 36/375 Fleet 3 has a full schedule of events planned for 2011. Although our fleet is primarily made up of the venerable Catalina 36, we now look forward to greeting new members sailing Catalina 375s. The first C375 sailors to join us are the Marburgers aboard s’Wonderful, who formerly enjoyed a C36. Our Spring Meeting April 2 will be at a “secret location” to be divulged in the March SpinSheet and online at soon. This will be an excellent opportunity to meet the gang and join in the fun and fellowship ( Sailing clubs create lifelong friendships! After we all get the winter dust off our boats, Fleet 3 will enjoy our first on-water event May 14-15 in beautiful Granary Creek off the Wye River. May 28-29 bring our annual Wine-Tasting Raft-Up on the West River at Galesville, MD, when we converge to determine the best of the reds and whites (and pinks). —by Tom Vail

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Bahamas? Bah Hum Bug!

wo Hunter SA (HSA) boats, Tally Ho and twomorrows, are in the Bahamas for the winter (below). During the winter brunch February 27 at the Deep Creek Restaurant in Arnold, MD, certified Yanmar mechanic Karl Allen of Karl’s Marine Service will discuss the care and feeding of marine engines; bring your engine owner’s manual. For members who prefer the smell of sautéed soft crabs to diesel fumes, there will also be a short talk on galley tips. The restaurant has a dock for anyone who wants to sail in and push the official start of spring ahead three weeks ( —by Carl Reitz HSA’s Tally Ho departs Tavern Cay in the Sea of Abaco. Photo by Carl Reitz


The Year in Review

or eight Formula 16 Cats, 2010 was our first year as an ISAF-sanctioned one-design fleet at the West River Sailing Club (WRSC). Six teams headed to Gulfport, FL, for a week of sailing and racing in paradise. Everyone participated in WRSC’s Spring Regatta and great Tuesday night races, post-race lies, and dinner and beer hosted by the West River Catamaran Racing Association. After 31 races between April 27 and November 21, F-16s nailed down six of the nine podium positions. June 6 brought WRSC’s Galesville Heritage Race, and next up, the Rock Hall One-Design Regatta was well worth the trip to the Rock Hall YC. During WRSC’s Annapolis to Galesville Race and Junior Regatta, cats raced to and from the party venue, Jason Pinter of the Annapolis Sailing School hosted us on the beach, and we enjoyed the debut of the F-16 Viper. Mid-September brought five F-16s to the NASS Race to Oxford and the Hammond Memorial Race, and WRSC’s Pumpkin Patch Regatta brought fine October racing. We’re excited about hosting the 2011 F-16 North American Championships at WRSC September 9-11. Sail with your friends, and return to shore with as many hulls as you left with ( —by Ed Mills

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Train First… Then Crawl


he officers of the Northern Star Hunter SA (NSHSA) will meet in February to plan for the coming season. The general membership/spring planning meting will be March 5 at the Tidewater Marina in Havre de Grace, MD. Attendance is open to the current membership, current and former Hunter sailboat owners, and anyone interested in learning more about becoming a member, no matter the skill level. We hope to welcome crews from SailTime Baltimore and Havre de Grace during the meeting as part of a new venture into shared membership. The planning meeting is the rollout and initial building period for the year’s raft-up schedule and helps set the tone for the coming season. This is normally followed by a potluck luncheon, but everyone should check for details at as time gets nearer to the date. —by Eddie Sabol

lub Beneteau Chesapeake Bay (below) congratulate Christy Tinnes (Carolina Girl), Ron Pense, and Frank Florentine for winning the Best Animation award in the Eastport YC Lights Parade. On January 15, the Southern Fleet and Annapolis Yacht Sales held a Beneteau Training Day at the Coves of Wilton Creek in Hartfield, VA. With 127 members, we are planning an exciting 2011 sailing season; it’s our 11th year. Next up are the Northern Fleet’s diesel engine seminar at the Selby Bay YC in February and the Spring Luncheon and Pub Crawl in Annapolis March 19. Our newest members are Bruce Bogdanoff and Rhonda Bentlier, Lee and Nan Meadows, and Mike and Diane O’Tool ( —by Jeanne van Hekken

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here we were at the tent, looking around at more than 3000 tired, sweaty, and thirsty fellow participants who were all making multiple runs to the beer trailer and listening to an awesome band, all trading stories about their day’s experience. It could have been the NOODs, CBYRA Race Week, or Southern Maryland SA’s Screw Regatta. Instead, we had just completed a 100-mile bike ride and fundraiser with 8100 others in the Seagull Century. Above, SMSA’s Don Behrens, John Edwards, Jody Keen, Chris Miller, Donna Moore, Smitty Smith, and Glenn and Terry Walters rode from Salisbury, MD, to Assateague Island and back. Carol Smith and Kate Miller provided ground logistics and moral support. Jim Keen scouted the road ahead on his motorcycle ( —by Jody Keen

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Chesapeake Racing Beat The Best of Key West 2011 V

eterans of Key West Race Week (KWRW) have come to expect the unexpected, which may mean wintry—Florida’s version of wintry— rainy, foggy, and then quickly changing to sunny flip-flop and sundress-worthy conditions. The 2011 edition of the event, presented by Nautica, January 17 to 21, did not disappoint the crews who made the trek from snowbound Europe, a frigid Northeast, and as far west as Oregon to the Conch Republic. Weather conditions varied, as per usual, with winds varying from zero to

15 knots, “picture perfect” sunny, and then foggy, with lumpy and then flat seas, and a couple of stormy evenings. Thirteen classes completed nine races on three racing circles during the fiveday event, and their crews came home with well-earned tans. Devotees of the event and worldclass racing venue had hoped that the numbers would increase this year, but alas, the overall regatta numbers remained slim by KWRW standards with 134 boats, among them a dozen boats trucked and sailed down from the

Chesapeake Bay. Speculation about the size of the regatta varies and includes theories about sailors playing it safe economically, lacking vacation time, and trending toward three-day race “weeks.” However, not one 2011 competitor commented to us on a lack of competitors or nostalgia for better times. Key West competitors were driven to find their way to the regatta and were as thrilled with the experience as ever. The number of Chesapeake Bay boats in the regatta does not give a full picture of the regional sailors

Bill Sweetser’s J/109 Rush placed second in PHRF 1. Photo by Shannon Hibberd

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connected to KWRW. For example, the race committee, shoreside support team, and press officer were comprised of a flock of Bay sailors. Among them were: Don Behrens, Bruce Bingman, Wayne Bretsch, Becky Craig, Jasper Craig, Fred Dersch, Joy Dorethy, Walter Flowers, Marilyn Goodson, Keith Jacobs, Barbara Neville, Dick Neville, Herb Reese, Peter Sarelas, Wes Saunders, Tom Stalder, Taran Teague, Ken Stanek (photographer), and Bill In his debut at Key West Race Week 2011, Richard Ewing steered the Beneteau First 42 Molto Bene team to Wagner (press). a third-place finish in PHRF 2. Photo by Shannon Hibberd Those of us dedicated on Jim Richardson’s Barking Mad whose on the Chesapeake in the 1990s and was a armchair sailors, who follow the action regular tactician is Annapolis pro Terry serious competitor on a J/105 called Hooked from our computers and from the BoatHutchinson. Due to other commitments on Tonics. Cutler moved to Bermuda to be yard Bar & Grill flat-screen television, are this year, Hutchinson’s role was taken on closer to his wife’s family and after a hiatus accustomed to reading e-mails (and these by Marty Kullman, who rose to the occato raise his own family, is back in action in days Facebook posts, tweets, and instant sion. Barking Mad nailed first place in the the Melges 24 class in which he posted a messages) claiming that “it’s cold” in Key Farr 30 class 12 points ahead of secondcouple of bullets and finished fifth of 22. West. This year, the reports were sunplace finisher Turbo Duck, run by the father Annapolis sailor Bill Sweetser and his nier and warmer, which only meant more and son team of Bodo and Nick von der team on the J/109 Rush started off the reasons to be jealous and make an effort to Wense (Wayne, PA), who regularly hold week with a bang in PHRF 1 and slipped revive the Key West tradition in 2012. their own and take home silverware at big into second place in the end by only three Although Richard Oland’s SouthChesapeake events. points. ern Cross 52 Vela Veloce hails from New William Douglass’s Goombay Smash Gerry Taylor and his crew on the Cape Brunswick, Canada, his winning crew was took first in the Melges 32 class with AnFear 38 Tangent had an exceptional week, stacked with Chesapeake talent, includnapolis pro Chris Larson as tactician. In posted six bullets in nine races, and won ing Annapolis pros Geoff Ewenson, Greg the Melges 24 class, David Happ’s Must Go first in class by four points. Third place was Gendell, David Flynn, and Jason Cur(Bethesda, MD) was the only Bay-based secured by Annapolis sailors Richard Ewrie. Vela Veloce eked out a victory by three boat. Those with a decade-long memory ing and Idarae Prothero on the Beneteau points over Annapolis sailor Ennio Staffini may have recognized the name of Alec First 42 Molto Bene. and team on the JV 52 Anema & Core in Cutler, who skippered Hedgehog. A former The event was Ewing’s first KWRW the IRC 1 class. U.S. Naval Academy sailor, Cutler lived and his “ultimate winter destination.” For many years, we’ve kept our eyes


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The Best of Key West 2011 continued.....

The crew members were delighted with racing they described as “challenging yet sportsmanlike.” Prothero says, “The Division 3 race committee was made up mostly of our home team. Bretsch and his crew handled every possibility from six to16 knots of breeze. They kept us well informed on the radio, especially the day we couldn’t find them due to the dense fog. It seemed they never tired of repeating their latitude/longitude until we all found our way there.” Noting that the Molto Bene crew does not have the budget to hire pros (and subsequently take home as many trophies) or fly in their crew, Prothero says, “We ask former crew, friends of friends, and people who call us because they have heard of Molto Bene around the race scene to join us. We all pitch in and split the costs so everyone is invested in doing well.” That the skipper and bowperson live

aboard Molto Bene is no secret to friends on the Chesapeake Bay. Prothero says that in Key West, “Eight of us slept aboard each night, so every morning all the cushions, bedding, and gear bags had to be taken off the boat to a waiting truck; every night we had to put cushions, bedding, and gear bags back on the boat. The crew made it happen. Our team of 10 sailors, some we’d never met, pushed the ‘condo’ around the race course.” Among other Chesapeake Bay sailors who got in on the on-the-water action at Key West were Travid Weisleder (Richmond, VA) on the J/105 Lucky Dog, John and Linda Edwards (Solomons) on the Farr 30 Rhumb Punch, Brad Kaufmann (Annapolis) on the Farr 30 Mummbles, Tapio Saavalainen on the Grand Soleil 37 Kalevala II, and J/World Annapolis whose coaches hosted students on the J/80s Willy T, Blind Faith, and Bear Instinct. The new party venue at Kelly’s Caribbean Grill drew a healthy crowd after racing each night, as SpinSheet photographer Shannon Hibberd posted on her daily blog at Heather Ersts, Molto Bene crew, comments, “I thought the party venue was perfect! Kelly’s was charming—

quintessential Key West architecture, so nice compared to a parking lot. The overall vibe of the party was quaint, yet funky enough, tucked in among the palms with sparkling white lights, race video on the tent roof in the middle of the party, plenty of bars with no lines, and rum that was never ending!” As a first-timer at KWRW, Ersts says, “What a fabulous way to take a break from the miserable grey and cold of winter. Even though I frostbite, I was craving the physical nature of buoy racing and definitely got a good dose of it after five days of racing, plus a extra big dose of vitamin D from the sun, with the wonderful bonus of amazing blue and green of the waters of Key West, blue skies, palm trees, sea turtles, and dolphins—Oh my! I came home with a smile, a tanned nose, and a warm heart.” SpinSheet would like to thank Kaufmann for hauling many bundles of SpinSheet to Key West along with his Farr 30 Mummbles for nothing more than a Tshirt, a hat, and a bottle of rum. For SpinSheet’s Key West Spin blog, visit For full results, visit

Gerry Taylor and his team on the Cape Fear 38 Tangent posted six bullets in nine races and won PHRF 2 by four points. Photo by Shannon Hibberd

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he winds filled in to a 20- to 25-knot northerly after a sixto eight-knot start at the 2011 Fort Lauderdale to Key West Race, led by the Southern Ocean Racing Conference (SORC), January 12 to 14. Forty-three boats competed in the race, which was over “in a flash.” The Reichel Pugh 69 Belle Mente was the first to finish in 11 hours and 10 minutes. Richard Oland’s Southern Cross 52 Vela Veloce, stacked with Chesapeake Bay talent, took second in IRC A and finished in 12 hours and 42 minutes. Michael Brennan’s (Bethesda, MD) RP 45 Sjambok placed second in IRC B, followed five minutes later by third-place finisher Tapio Saavalainen’s (Annapolis) Grand Soleil 37 Kalevala II. Richard Ewing’s Annapolis-based Beneteau First 42 Molto Bene finished eighth in PRHF A. For full results, visit The next race managed by SORC is the February 5 Pineapple Cup, when two dozen boats race from Fort Lauderdale to Montego Bay, Jamaica:

In Hampton, It’s Madness!


hey gather for breakfast in Hampton, VA, the first day of the year, but unlike most such gatherings, they have a purpose beyond simple recovery from New Year’s Eve activities. This group of rowdies hits the breakfast buffet, some at a slower pace than others, listens to this year’s event chairman Mark Wolfe give simple, specific instructions, and then heads for the boats. They are going to race; they are doing the Dana Dillon New Year’s Madness Race. In terms of distance, almost six miles, the race itself is unremarkable except for the often cold weather. It does, however, support the “I’ve gotta go sailboat racing in the morning” pick-up line at New Year’s Eve parties, as witnessed by the number of slightly bedraggled and sleepy looking newbies accompanying regular crew. Two Hampton Roads sailing organizations, Hampton YC (HYC) and Old Point Comfort YC (OPCYC) join up to bring the event each New Year Day. The brainchild who visualized the whole thing was Dana Dillon. He was inspired by all the ridiculous and foolishly fearful predictions that were rampant when New Year’s Day 2000 was drawing down on western civilization. Hence, the name, New Year Madness Race. Dana, who passed away after a brief illness a few years ago, was a member of both clubs where he raced his Catalina 30, Amarylyn. This year, the weather was perfect with temps in the high 50s, wind at six knots gusting to eight, and sunshine. The course was out Hampton Creek, through the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel opening, and into Mill Creek, under the shadow of the famous Chamberlin Hotel. Seventeen boats made the trip, most brimming with crew and sightseers, and most finished; although several were delayed along the way by running into skinny water and spending some time aground. Phil Briggs in his J/36, Feather, was first to finish; therefore, first overall in the staggered start (pursuit) race. Actually, the race itself was but an interlude between the New Year’s breakfast buffet at HYC and the post-race party at OPCYC—one last good excuse for holiday celebrations. About the Author: Hampton, VA, sailor and race committee volunteer, Lin McCarthy is a longtime SpinSheet contributor. Her “Southern Bay Racing News You Can Use” newsletter is now posted as a weekly blog on

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Skipper Phil Briggs and tactician Dave Revill guide Feather to the start of the first race of the year. Photo by Lin McCarthy

Dave and Janice Lively’s Lively Lady is full up with New Year Race friends along for the ride. Photo by Lin McCarthy

Craig “Duke” Lively eyes the competition before the start of the New Year Madness Race. Photo by Lin McCarthy

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An Extraordinary Year for Tunnicliffe and Honey


rom a shortlist of 10 male and six female sailors submitted by U.S. Sailing members, Stan Honey (Palo Alto, CA) and Anna Tunnicliffe (Plantation, FL) were selected by a panel of sailing journalists as U.S. Sailing’s 2010 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year. Established in 1961 by U.S. Sailing and sponsored by Rolex Watch, U.S.A. since 1980, the Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards recognize an individual’s outstanding on-the-water achievements for the calendar year.  Having been shortlisted for the Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year Award for the sixth consecutive year, Snipe Women’s World Champion Tunnicliffe has become the first woman in the award’s history to earn it three consecutive years.  Tunnicliffe’s position at the forefront of women’s sailing, both nationally and internationally, appears deceivingly effortless. The selection

panel lauded the number of classes in which she competes and is competitive in. “She hardly trains in the Laser Radial anymore, yet wins when she sails that boat,” remarks one panelist about the 2008 Laser Olympic Gold Medalist who won the 2010 Laser Radial Women’s North American Championship. During 2010, Tunnicliffe raced in the Elliott 6 Metre to win U.S. Sailing’s Rolex Miami OCR; placed second at Semaine Olympique Française in Hyères, France; and took third at Skandia Sail For Gold in Weymouth, England, site of the 2012 Olympic Regatta. She won the XII International Women’s Match Race Criterium in Calpe, Spain, sailed in Tom 28s, and was second at the Toyota International Match Race in Detroit, MI, in Ultimate 20s. She picked up a bronze medal in the match racing event at Kieler Woche in Germany and also placed third in the

Anna Tunnicliffe is U.S. Sailing’s Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year 2010 for her third consecutive year. Photo by Walter Cooper

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BoatU.S. Santa Maria Cup in Annapolis, sailing in J/22s. A native of England, the 28-yearold Tunnicliffe grew up in Perrysburg, OH, sailing from the North Cape YC in Michigan. Her college sailing career at Old Dominion University, where she earned ICSA All-American honors three times (2003 through 2005), was highlighted with being named the 2005 Quantum Female College Sailor of the Year.   “I’m very excited and honored to again be selected for the Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year Award,” says Tunnicliffe. “I knew it would be tough to get it this year, so it was a great surprise when I heard the news. I have to thank my teammates for this year. It was a group effort at the Snipe Worlds and all of the match racing events. Molly [Vandemoer] and Debbie [Capozzi] are fantastic crew and played a huge part in this award!” Previously nominated for the Rolex Yachtsman of the Year Award in 2006 as the Volvo Ocean Race winning naviga-

tor aboard ABN Amro One, Stan Honey was cited as “one of the most outstanding offshore sailors known world-wide.” Honey becomes the second American in the history of the award to receive the honor for the fastest circumnavigation of the globe. Cam Lewis won in 1993 for winning the Jules Verne prize aboard Commodore Explorer with a record time of 79 days, six hours, 15 minutes, and 56 seconds—a record that had been surpassed five subsequent times before the trimaran Groupama 3, with Honey as navigator, set the latest benchmark. In 48 days, seven hours, and 45 minutes, Groupama 3 made the fastest non-stop circumnavigation under sail in history and claimed the Trophée Jules Verne, while eclipsing a five-year record by more than two days and eight hours.  After he sailed around the world, some might have expected Honey to spend some time on dry land, but in mid-June, he was taking aim at another record, this time in the Newport Bermuda Race as navigator


aboard Speedboat. “I’ve been navigator on Speedboat since she was built, so I carried on,” says Honey. “You get hooked on spending time at sea.” After leading the 183-boat fleet for most of the 635 nauticalmile race, Speedboat was the first boat to cross the line after racing for 59 hours.  After graduating from Yale University (New Haven, CT) with a degree in Engineering and Applied Science and from Stanford University (Palo Alto, Calif.) with a Masters in Science Electrical Engineering, Honey, in 1998, co-founded Sportvision, Inc., which evolved into the leading developer of live-tracking enhancements for sports television broadcasts. Honey is married to Sally Lindsay Honey, a twotime Yachtswoman of the Year (1972 and 1973). Honey and Tunnicliffe will be honored and presented with specially engraved Rolex timepieces on February 25 during a luncheon at the New York YC.

Free BOR Seminar February 5

n preparation for the 753-nautical-mile Bermuda Ocean Race (BOR) June, 8, 2012, organizers have set up a series of seminars that feature past participants and focus on boat preparation, crew training, and navigation tactics with a question-and-answer period. The second in the series “What Is the Bermuda Ocean Race and How Do I Enter?” is scheduled for Saturday, February 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Eastport Yacht Club (EYC, 317 First Street, Annapolis, 21403). The seminar is free and open to the public. Lunch will be available for purchase after the seminar. EYC’s parking lot is for members only. Non-members, please park on the street. E-mail Kristy Goode via kristy@sailingclasses. com for seminar details.

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For his outstanding on-the-water achievements in the calendar year, Stan Honey is U.S. Sailing’s Rolex Yachtsman of the Year 2010. Photo by Claude Breton

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ave the dates! On Saturday, April 2, we will host our Hampton Crew Listing Party, and on Sunday, April 17, our Annapolis event. The goal of SpinSheet Crew Listing Parties is for skippers to find crew and crew to find boats—both racing and cruising boats—to sail on this upcoming season. The events are free and open to the public. One hour before the Annapolis party begins, we will host a Start Sailing Now panel discussion with local experts about how to get into the sport of sailing on the Chesapeake Bay in 2011. Do you know someone who would like to get into sailing? Bring him or her along. Stay tuned to SpinSheet and for details as they emerge.

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2011 President’s Notes


n planning for 2011, I am compelled to look back at 2010, as it was a year of change for CBYRA. We had some lesser known faces leading the organization from quiet chaos to success. For the first time in a very long time, CBYRA was only run by volunteer efforts and faced unprecedented accumulation of debt. Many have asked, “How did you turn things around?” I can summarize by saying a small group promised to eliminate the debt in a single year, without making the sailors pay in any way, and we did just that. We did not raise dues to clubs or individuals, but provided improved membership cards and mailings from recycled materials. In addition, the interim executive director, Caroline Morton, created a tangible membership benefits package by partnering with the likes of Doyle Sails Chesapeake, Fawcett Boat Supplies, and Topaz Sailing Systems to offer discounts. The High Point trophies for the Cruising One Design and One Design divisions, along with the special Annapolis Race Week and annual awards, were upgraded to crystal at a lower cost. Advertising involvement in the Green Book, the big boat racing resource, increased with Jaguar Land Rover, Zachary’s Jewelers, and Baxter Sailmakers to name a few. The board, various committee chairs, and other volunteers supported the new initiatives. David Houck maintained the junior website and scheduling process at almost no cost. Ray Wulff and a starstudded cast put together an informative and fun crew clinic that exposed CBYRA to more than just skippers. Penny Zahn

volunteered for every single event and was often joined by Tim Layne, Glen Harvey, and Elliott Oldak. We also can’t forget all the spouses who supported CBYRA. Annapolis Race Week was completely reinvented on land as it moved downtown to City Dock with contributions from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the National Sailing Hall of Fame. Helly Hansen and Shades on the Bay were onsite to sell their wares, along with Main Ingredient and Oyster Bar feeding the masses. Weems & Plath provided the overall awards, and all the in-kind donations kept costs low while elevating the event to new heights. We expect to expand on everything that worked last year with a focus on marketing the organization. To that end, Caroline will be moving from behind the desk to pounding the pavement as our sales and marketing director. She has stated her goals are to increase recognition, retain and grow partnerships, and develop a recruiting plan. In turn, our online presence needs attention to become an invaluable sailor’s resource and sales tool. 2010 was full of struggles and victories, but mostly team work. This sport is all about team work, and CBYRA rose to the challenge and is equipped for 2011. I hope to see you during the High Point Ceremony at Annapolis YC on February 27. For more information on this and other events throughout the season, visit cbyra. org and don’t delay in becoming a member of CBYRA! Karin “Drexel” Masci CBYRA President

CBYRA director of sales and marketing, Caroline Morton, and president Karin Drexel Masci celebrating the end of an excellent Annapolis Race Week at the new City Dock party venue. Photo by SpinSheet

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f the surf was up, I didn’t go to school,” says Annapolis sailor Juliet Thompson. A native of Queensland, Australia, she says, “I attribute my many years on my surfboard on the waves to my never getting seasick,” she says and laughs. “But, they say that means you haven’t met your conditions yet.” Following years of earning degrees—an undergraduate degree in biochemistry and post-graduate work in education, special education, and psychology—raising a family, and moving from Australia to Washington, DC, and back, Thompson moved to Annapolis for a teaching job in 1993. She joined the Annapolis Rowing Club and met a friend who invited her to go sailing on an E-Scow. A subsequent invitation to race log canoes led to a sailing-crazy life. “I would row from 6 to 8 a.m. and then rush to be on a sailboat by 9 a.m. It was all for a need to get out on the water. I eventually had to give up rowing.” Thompson learned how to do work the bow and did so for a few years on the Pearson Flyer Blaze Star and then on the Tripp 26 Captain Tripp. Her offshore experiences include a few Annapolis to Newport Races and the Marblehead to Halifax and Annapolis to Bermuda Races. For more than five years, she volunteered on summer afternoons for the Naval Academy Sailing Squadron and became a volunteer coordinator. She also earned a USCG captain’s license. About six years ago, Thompson got into race committee work “in a big way,” she says. “I love the variables. The challenge of running a good race is huge. You have to weigh things like how long the mark boat will take, wind, currents, types and numbers of boats, skill levels... You have to know your race committee and understand how they work and more. It’s been amazing working with the likes of Chip Thayer and Wayne Bretsch.” What should racers know about committee work? “I think people should try it. It’s not just the variables of decision making. When you’re on race committee, you’re part of a team, just like sailing, but you’re also a spectator. You’re watching everyone start and do mark roundings. You can listen to them and tell who’s dialed in. You will see how the race committee makes their decisions, and then you can anticipate their decisions and use it to your advantage when you are racing yourself.” When she’s not doing race committee or sailing on the Cal 36 Diamond in the Rough, Thompson teaches forensic and environmental science at Bowie High School and works on the addition to her home in the Historic District of Annapolis.

SpinSheet: When was the last time you fell overboard? I was on the J/105 Mojo coming into Back Creek. We saw some newspaper floating in the creek, and I went down to get it and slipped headfirst overboard. One crew grabbed one of my feet and one the other, but they were moving in opposite directions! Needless to say, we had to work together at that point.

Do you have a good crash story? I was scorer one time at the Screwpile Regatta with the Hampton Roads



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group. Five boats were finishing, and one peeled off and headed for the committee boat. They caused some pretty serious damage, and the race committee hit the deck for protection. I managed to keep hitting the button and finished all the boats in the yacht scoring program in the middle of it.

Who are your best sailing buddies? The Diamond in the Rough crew are the best guys I know: Jim Mumper, Jim Urban, Bob DeYoung, Mike Binnix, Ken Binnix, Russ Till, Bob Mumper, Bill Riebold, and Chris and Julie Troxell.

Do you have any sailing or non-sailing book recommendations? The Proving Ground by G. Bruce Knect about the Sydney Hobart Race and Poplar Island: My Memories as a Boy by Peter K. Bailey.

You’re taking a road trip. What’s on your playlist? Bruce Springsteen “Born to Run” is good driving music, also Bryan Ferry and Janice Joplin.

What do you do on Saturday in the off-season? I’m building a two-story addition on the back of my house. My daughter and I ripped off the roof and came out all sooty looking like coal miners. It’s been going on for so long, people ask me, “Are you still working on that?”

What three pieces of sailing gear could you not live without? Dubarry boots for offshore sailing, a hockey puck for race committee work, and what I call my picnic basket, a cooler I bought in Australia, which I fill with cups, Coke, Mount Gay Rum, and ice.

What advice would you give a young racing sailor? Always make sure you are having fun. You can get wrapped up in competition and lose sight of that. You also don’t have to stay on a boat you don’t like. Once you get on a fun boat with the right combination of people, they become like family.

If money were no object, what kind of boat would you buy? A 51-foot Swan with a dark hull called Jezebel. I can picture this boat. It’s beautiful. I’m on the radio coming into port announcing, “Jezebel has intentions of coming in.”

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This December, a new statewide nonprofit Corporation—the Virginia Marine Trades Association (VMTA) (right)—was launched. “VMTA will promote and protect the different businesses involved in recreational boating. We will work to improve networking among peers, promote educational opportunities, and craft a strategic plan for the industry’s future,” says VMTA president Mike Hanna of Dare Marina & Yacht Sales in Yorktown, VA.

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25’ Catalina ’78 Fiberglass fixed-

Maryland Maritime Foundation the entire selection online and at our Needs your help. Through donations of boats, equipment, and other items, we provide funds for education and other opportunities to organizations and individuals. We also have boats for sale at great prices - allowing you to get on the water. (301) 509-3206, .

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keel cruising sloop, 9.9-hp Johnson long-shaft-electric start, new RF jib, Ft Wash. Marina, $1900 obo, Sea Scouts. Must sell. Ken Kessler, 703-569-2330,, or Steve Alexander, 301-646-0805, stevedalex@

25’ O’Day ’77 WITH SLIP at Washington Sailing Marina, fiberglass cruising sloop w/swing keel, good cond., new interior, 9.9-hp Johnson w/electric start, inboard plastic gas tank, new compass, main, jib & genoa in good shape. Sea Scouts, $5950, Ken Kessler, 703569-2330,, or Steve Alexander, 301-646-0805,

27’ US Yachts ’83 Keel fiberglass cruising sloop, good cond., Volvo dsl, wheel steering, RF, Sea Scouts, $4900, obo, Steve Alexander 301-646-0805, 28’ Classic Sabre ’73 w/Atomic-4  Good cond. Tiller steering, furling jib. Northern Bay. Best offer. Lee (570) 650-5360.

30’ Pearson ’73 Sailboat For Sale Located in Deale MD. Boat is in sound condition with a 30-hp engine. Call John with any questions: (540) 2200294. Asking $6,000 30’ Tartan 30 ’72 Ready to sail with 4 sails and fresh bottom paint. Water tight and very well maintained. Great sailing boat with many extras including Awlgrip® and holding tank. Asking $16,000. Located Middle River. Check out photos & specs at www.boatquest. com boat ID #111655 or call Paul (925) 234-0232.

26’ Ranger ’72 Donated boat for sale

at Center Dock Marina, Fells Point, Baltimore. Living Classrooms Foundation is a Baltimore-Washington based non-profit educational organization that teaches youths with experiential learning-“learning by doing.” $2,000. www., (410) 685-0295.

27’ Catalina ’74 New main, 2 jibs, new

cushions, 8-hp Johnson OB, Lewmar 2 speed winches, depth sounder. Deck, hull & bottom painted 2010. Must see. 410-477-8607.

27’ Orion 27 Pacific Seacraft ‘82 The seller is a proud owner of TWO Pacific Seacrafts and must let the Orion go. The asking price is dropping like a Danforth. Many upgrades, a true pocket voyager. Check her out at, then contact All serious offers will be considered. Really.

32’ Bayfield ’84 Ted Gozzard designed; Canadian built Bayfield 32 is a great example of a classic coastal cutter. She recently sailed from the Florida Keys. Engine and hull are in good solid condition. $29,950 Boatshed Annapolis (703)855-4408, email: Visit our web:

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

35’ Young Sun Cutter ’83 Perry de-

27 Pearson ‘88, loaded and looks like a new boat, upgrades wheel steering and very clean, check out the website on the market at 17,900. Contact BOEMARINE, 866-735-5926,,

signed, double ender, Yanmar dsl, radar, Aries vane, watermaker, dodger. Classic bluewater cruiser. Hampton, VA. Asking $65,000., (407) 488-6958.

37’ Tartan ’76 New Harken furler,

SSB, radar, AP, solar, fridge, windlass, ’08 FB mainsail, inverter. Budget cruiser, go now. Sweet sailing S&S design. $29,000,, (301) 974-2620.

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35’ C&C K/Cs ’86/’87 Two C&C 35s both with centerboard, and boat in exceptional cond. Priced from $56,900. See pics & specs at or call 410626-2851.

37’ Beneteau 375 ’86 Great looking boat w/dark blue hull, new full cockpit enclosure, new white salon cushions ’10, many extras on this good sailing, well equipped Beneteau $67,000 www. (757) 4801073.

39’ Catalina ’01 The 390 is the 3

38’ Catalina 387 ’04 with roller furl main and jib, inverter, Kato davit, 2 AC units, elect windlass, Raymarine electronics, DVD, flat screen, CD. Great condition. Asking $172,900. 703-282-2720.

40’ C & C Sloop: A great sailing cruiser and fast racer, 10 winches, RF, many sails, upgrades, $37,900 or best offer., see photos- ChandelleRacing on Facebook. (401) 480-1585.

cabin version of the popular Catalina 380. Furling genoa & main w/lines led aft. Heat & Air plus great electronics make her a top of the line yacht. Asking $129,000. See pics and specs at www. or call 410-6262851.

40’ Pearson K/C Sloop ’80 This yacht had had numerous upgrades over the last several years with the owner spending over $25K, mostly on additions. See full specs at or call 410626-2851.

45' Hunter Center Cockpit ‘07 Exceptionally well equipped 2007 Hunter 45 Center Cockpit featuring almost all of the factory options such as washer/dryer, full cockpit enclosure, satellite weather, wireless AP, electric winch plus more. $279,000 to view up to 80 photos. (301) 643-5775


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222 Severn Ave. Annapolis, MD

e 410.626.2851 dvYachts more than you expect 29’ Bristol ’80 This 29.9 model has

more room than most larger Bristols. The interior teak was just redone & the exterior teak stripped & bleached. She looks great & is a good buy at $28,500 .See full specs at or call 410626-2851.

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38’ Sabre 386 ‘04 Yanmar dsl (276

hrs), Heat & Air, Raymarine electronics including AP, beautiful cherry joiner work. Asking $269,000. Call Paul Rosen, 410-267-8181 or

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

40’ New York ‘78 Classic IOR race-

Beneteau Sailboats in Annapolis!!

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

37’ Tartan 3700 ’04 Brand new to the market and in excellent cond. Navy blue hull equipped w/new North sails, radar, chartplotter, heat & air, much more. Call Denise (410) 267-8181 or

Beneteau sailboats in Annapolis!! Beneteau 323, 343, 361, 36.7, 411, 423, 43 and 473, all available in Annapolis! Call Dan Nardo, your Beneteau man for any info 410-267-8181 or

boat now used for cruising. Could be great bluewater boat for those who appreciate performance. $59,000. Details at Call Jonathan 804-776-7575 for the scoop!

41’ Beneteau Oceanic 411 ‘98

Cruise equipped, Rare 3 cabin, never chartered, Cruising World Best Full Size Cruiser Asking $137,900. 30’ Sea Sailer Motorsailer ’65 Call Paul Rosen, 410-267-8181 or Gorgeous classic in teak. Top to bottom $260K restoration in ’99. Well maintained. Only $39,500. 43’ Beneteau ’10 Roller furling main Check out pics and specs at and genoa, A/C, heat, colored hull. then Loaded with canvas: dodger, bimicall Jonathan 804-775-7575 ni, custom cockpit cushions. Asking $269,900. Call Dan at 410-267-8181 or 33’ Beneteau 331 ‘05 Very nice and well-equipped (AC/Heat, Chartplotter, Autopilot & more!) Ready to get you 46’ Tartan 4600 ’96 Equipped with sailing in style & comfort. Motivated generator, Reverse cycle heat & air, Seller. Asking $99K. Call Tim 410-267bowthruster, Flag Blue Awlgrip hull 8181 or (New 2008), new electronics, recent dodger & more. REDUCED to 34’ Beneteau 343 ’08 Clean & well $299,000. Call Charles (410)267-8181 equipped w/roller furling main, reor verse cycle heat & air, windlass, chartplotter, A/P and more. A MUST SEE! Call Denise (410)267-8181 or

35’ Wauquiez Pretorien ‘85 - Famous

design by Holman/Pye with great offshore performance, very clean example previously freshwater kept, needs new home soon. $74,900 in Deltaville. Call Jonathan 804-436-4484

40’ Hunter ’89 Excellent cond., new electronics, new headsail & furler, new complete cockpit enclosure, davits, shoal draft keel, this could be a great PHRF Nonspin cruiser racer and is a very nice cruising boat. $79,000 757-4801073

33’ Pearson ’86 Very clean, well cared for 3’7” draft, new canvas. This is a wonderful family cruiser for the Bay, portable air, Harken Roller furler, New dodger & bimini, ready to sail. $45,000 757-4801073

Sabre 34 MK II ‘87 Very clean. refrigeration, dodger, bimini, cockpit cushions & more. White hull, green trim/canvas, a very handsome look w/Sabre quality construction. New boat on order - Offers encouraged! Asking $57,000 . Crusader YS (410) 269-0939

37’ Pacific Seacraft ’91 Updated sails, standing & running rigging. A/C, watermaker. Job change forces sale rather than the cruise owner had prepared the boat for. $147,500 Crusader YS (410) 269-0939

37 Tartan 3700 ‘00 This one won’t last long –. Lots of goodies & custom Tartan features. Windlass, radar, plotters, full canvas, Autopilot & more. Just reduced significantly to $170,000 Crusader YS (410) 269-0939

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

2003 GiB’SeA 51

2003 BeneTeAU 50

2004 JeAnneAU SO 49

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

“Moon Shadow” 5 Cabins/5 Heads Asking $175,000

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

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

2005 LeOPArD 47

2007 LeOPArD 46

2005 BeneTeAU CyCLADeS 43

2005 LeOPArD 43

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

“Catalina” 4 Cabins/4 Heads Asking $405,000

“Fujo” 3 Cabins/3 Heads Asking $140,000

“Ucello iii” 4 Cabins/4 Heads Asking $275,000

2005 OCeAniS 423

2004 LAGOOn 410

2006 OCeAniS 393

2007 CyCLADeS 393

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

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

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

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

2005 OCeAniS 373

2005 OCeAniS 343

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

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

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Pacific Seacraft 40 – 2 Just listed from $300,000! ’98: AC, genset, watermaker, many recent upgrades. ’04: beautiful navy hull, interior satin varnish. Crusader YS (410) 269-0939

41’ Bristol 41.1 Keel-Centerboard Center Cockpit. Ted Hood Design. Fully Battened Mainsail system (2009). Flag Blue Hull. Air conditioning. Reduced to $174,750 Crusader YS (410) 269-0939

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30’ Catalina ‘82 Shoal Draft, “L” interior - new engine ’05, new refrigeration ’09, new air/heat ’10, new canvas - dodger, bimini, connector ’08, many other upgrades - perfect family weekender! $25,900 Call Tony Tumas Cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), Office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details. Email:,, 30’ Freedom ’87 Very Clean - main w/ Lazy Jacks, club footed self-tending jib, reverse cycle heat/Air, full cockpit enclosure, Garmin GPS/Plotter, wind, $42,500 Call Tony Tumas cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details. Email:, www.

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

31’ Prout Quest Catamaran ’77 Ex-

43’ Saga - 2 of these breakthrough Bob Perry designs “the original fast passage maker” double headstay rig. 2001 asking $299,000; 2000 with new Yanmar asking $245,000. Crusader YS (410) 269-0939

45’ Sabre 452 ‘00. Jim Taylor designed the Sabre 452 as the flagship of the fleet. Loaded with offshore sailing equipment, fast sails, meets Category I requirements. Aircon/diesel generator/Iridium phone/ & AIS. $397,500. Crusader YS (410) 269-0939

53’ Mason Center Cockpit Ketch Ta Shing built ’84 NON SKID decks.

(NO TEAK!) White Awlgrip hull. Yanmar 140-hp (2002). Kohler 8KW generator(2000). Electric winches. Crusader YS (410) 269-0939

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

35’ Hunter 356 ’03 In Mast Furling,

Air/Heat, C80 plotter/radar, AP, full canvas, refrigeration, freezer, exceptionally clean! $109,900 Call Tony Tumas cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details. Email: tony@greatblueyachts. com,

43’ Hunter Legend ’91 Clean! Many Upgrades, Ready for Immediate Cruising! Newer sails, Cutter Rig, AC/Heat, 3 cabins - convertible office with twin bunks, $109,900 Call Tony Tumas Cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), Office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details. Email:, 45’ Hunter 450CC ’00 Just Listed! 

Beautiful center cockpit, full island berth aft, private suite forward, In mast, 2 zone Air/Heat, gensSet, bow thruster, plotter/radar, pilot, washer/dryer, cockpit enclosure & many, many wonderful upgrades & additions $189,900 Call Tony Tumas Cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), Office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details. Email:, www.

32’ C & C 99 If you are looking for a great opportunity to find a very well cared for C & C 99 than this is your boat. BZing has always been maintained to the highest level by her original owner and it shows. They have invested in all the best sails and cruising gear to make this a functional boat on the race course and cruising the bay! The C & C 99 was designed by Tim Jacket to be a boat that will win on the race course and have an interior that will provide all of the comforts you will expect and your wife will enjoy. BZing has a ton of gear and is the best value on the market today. Please call David at 410-9911511 for appointment or Email at

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

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

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

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

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1991 Dyer 29 $89,500

1999 Beneteau 381 $99,000 24 28 28 28 29 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 31 31 31 31 32 32 32 32 32 33 33

Yankee Dolphin 24 '6 ..................$27,900.00 Bristol Channel Cutter 28 '81 '87 2 from $99,900.00 Aloha 28 '83...................................$24,500.00 Legacy 28 '05 ...............................$122,900.00 Bristol 29.9 '79 ..............................$25,900.00 Baba 30 '83.....................................$49,900.00 C&C 30 '88 ....................................$49,500.00 Custom Gaff Rig Schooner '59..$37,500.00 Sea Sailer 30 '65 ............................$39,500.00 Nonsuch 30 '83 .............................$54,900.00 O'Day 30 '81..................................$12,500.00 Pearson 303 '84.............................$24,900.00 William Garden 30 '62 ...............$49,500.00 Beneteau 31 '08...........................$112,000.00 Catalina 310 '00.............................$65,000.00 Niagara 31 '83................................$34,500.00 O'Day 31 '86..................................$26,900.00 Beneteau 321 '97 ..........................$65,000.00 Beneteau 323 '04 '05....... 2 from$77,900.00 B-Boats 32 '95 ...............................$39,900.00 Hunter Vision 32 '91....................$34,900.00 Westsail 32 '78..............................$69,000.00 Beneteau 331 '05 ..........................$99,000.00 Cherubini Raider 33 '81 ..............$42,000.00

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2004 Tartan 3700 $235,000

2001 LS-10 33 $45,000

2002 Dehler 36 $149,000

2008 Wauquiez 47PS $599,000

2008 Beneteau 40 $215,000

2004 Catalina 350 $138,500

LS-10 33 '01 ...................................$45,000.00 X Yachts 332 '02.........................$109,000.00 Beneteau 343 '06 '07 '083 from$119,900.00 Beneteau First 10R '06 ..............$119,000.00 Catalina 34 MkII '01......................$84,000.00 Westerly Seahawk '85 .................$65,000.00 Catalina 350 '04...........................$138,500.00 Freedom 35 '94 .............................$99,900.00 Schock Sloop 35 '01.....................$74,900.00 Tartan 3500 '04...........................$179,900.00 Wauquiez Pretorian 35 '85 ........$74,900.00 Beneteau 361 '02 ..........................$99,900.00 Beneteau 36.7 '03 '04.... 2 from $114,900.00 Catalina 36 Mk II '02 ..................$112,500.00 Dehler 36 '02...............................$149,000.00 Gozzard Cutter 36 '87 ..............$115,000.00 Hunter 36 '05 ..............................$119,800.00 Mariner Ketch 36 '79...................$54,500.00 Monk 36 '05 .................................$249,000.00 Beneteau Evasion 37 '82..............$62,000.00 Lord Nelson Victory Tug '86...$175,000.00 Tartan 3700 '04...........................$235,000.00 Beneteau 381 '99 ..........................$99,000.00 Beneteau First 38 '83 ...................$49,900.00



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Bristol 38.8 '86 ............................$109,000.00 Hunter 380 '01 ............................$118,000.00 Irwin 38 MkII '86...........................$69,500.00 Sabre 386 '05 ...............................$275,000.00 Wauquiez Hood 38 MKII '84 '86. 2 from $89,900.00 Beneteau 390 '91 ..........................$84,900.00 Beneteau 393 '02 '03..... 2 from$139,000.00 Beneteau 40 '08...........................$215,000.00 Beneteau First 40 '11 .................$249,000.00 Beneteau Oceanis 400 '93 ........$119,500.00 Beneteau 40.7 '01 .......................$169,900.00 C&C 40 '80 ....................................$59,500.00 Catalina 400 '95...........................$124,900.00 Delphia 40 '06..............................$210,000.00 Freedom 40 '79 .............................$59,000.00 Grand Soliel 40B '07 ..................$359,900.00 Hunter 40.5 '95 .............................$99,000.00 Palmer Johnson NY 40 '78 .........$59,900.00 Hinckley Bermuda 40 '63............$95,000.00 Jeanneau Sun Fizz 40 '84 .............$89,900.00 Sabre 402 '97 '99 ........... 2 from$219,900.00 Sabre 402 '00 ...............................$249,000.00 Beneteau 411 '01 ........................$134,900.00 LordNNAPOLIS Nelson 41' 1987 .............$174,000.00 ACHT



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Sigma 41 '83 ...................................$79,900.00 Beneteau 423 '03 ........................$200,000.00 Beneteau 42s7 '96.......................$125,000.00 Jeanneau Lagoon 42 '94.............$180,000.00 Sabre 425 '94 ...............................$205,000.00 Vagabond Ketch 42 '84 ...............$99,000.00 Pan Oceanic 43 '81.......... 2 from$85,000.00 Beneteau 43 '08 '10....... 2 from$236,000.00 Beneteau 44.7 '05 .......................$239,900.00 Island Packett 44 '92 ..................$239,000.00 Morgan 44 CC '90......................$115,000.00 Beneteau First 456 '85.................$99,000.00 Howdy Bailey 45 '73 ..................$164,900.00 Beneteau 461 '99 ........................$175,000.00 Hunter 46 '02 ..............................$184,900.00 Tartan 4600 '96...........................$299,000.00 Beneteau 473 '01 '02 '033 from$219,900.00 Beneteau 47.7 '04 .......... 2 from$249,900.00 Wauquiez 47 PS '08 ...................$599,000.00 Beneteau 49 '07.............. 2 from$390,000.00 Beneteau 50 '07...........................$585,000.00 Ocean Alexander 50 '79 ...........$185,000.00 Beneteau 57 CC '04...................$640,000.00 Franz Maas 76 '74 .......................$595,000.00


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

J/122 ’08 This J 122 is now available as the owner is moving up to a TP 52. Flying Jenny IV is the best equipped boat on the market today & ready for you to make an offer and start winning. She offers a huge North Sails inventory & a full electronics system. She is on the Hard at Bert Jabin’s & is ready to start winning races. Priced to sell at $379,000 Please call Ken Comerford at 410-991-1511 or Email at Looking forward to helping you win silver and cruise in style!



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professionally maintained yacht is like new. Equipped with ST60 Knot/Depth, Raymarine/C80 GPS, VHF, In-mast furling & helm sheeting. $130,000 Norton Yachts Sales (804) 776-9211, www.

38’ Hunter ’06 Rivah Music This boat

has been serviced exclusively by the dealer. Comes equipped with ICOM VHF/Radio, ST60/Depth Sounder, ST60 knot meter, C80/chart plotter. $140,000 Norton Yacht Sales (804) 776-9211,

Jeanneau 49 Sun Odyssey ’05 This beautiful sailing yacht has everything you will need for long term cruising. Accommodations include 3 double cabins, 2 heads, AC/Heat, refrigerator & freezer, Tridata ST60, E-80 Nav and E-120 helm, AP St6000+. $238,000 Norton Yacht Sales (804) 776-9211, www.

320 Catalina Sloop ‘98 Yanmar dsl

engine, 4’3” draft w/winged keel, bimini, dodger, cockpit cushions, and more. Very roomy & comfortable interior w/fore & aft private sleeping cabins. Large u-shaped sea galley w/tons of room & storage. This is a wonderful cruising vessel that has been very well maintained. Asking $75,000 OBYS 410226-0100

32’ Hunter Vision ‘91 Large interior 46’ J 46 One of the best equipped and well cared for J/46’s to come on the market. The owner has lightly cruised and her for the past 3 summers but a change in personal plans is forcing a sale. HAYMAKER has everything and more to cruise in comfort. If you are in the market for a truly turnkey boat, then please don’t miss this opportunity. Why wait until Spring 2011 for a new boat with a replacement price of over $780,000? Please contact Paul Mikulski at 410-961-5254 or more information and to arrange for a personal inspection.




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31’ Hunter ’09 Hoosier Lady is a spunky weekender with all the comforts of home in a affordable package. One owner boat that has been meticulously maintained. $110,000 Norton Yacht Sales (804) 776-9211,

w/ore and aft berths and a mid-ships Ushaped salon & dinette. Galley w/Corian counters, head w/separate shower stall, fully battened main, RF, self-tailing winches, Yanmar dsl engine and 4’3” shoal draft. Great family cruiser! $34,500 OBYS 410-226-0100

37’ Tartan Sloop ‘77 Lovely Spark-

man and Stevens centerboard design. Westerbeke dsl engine, RF, Elec. Selftailing winches, Autohelm, radar & more. She is nicely equipped & makes for a wonderful performance cruiser. Asking $47,000 OBYS 410-226-0100

45.5’ Bristol Aft Cockpit Sloop ’80 Excellent Blue Water Cruiser w/wonderful comfort and “head turning” good looks. She is a true classic Ted Hood design. With her centerboard she is as comfortable sailing to Bermuda as she is in the shoal waters of the Bahamas. Only 5 Aft cockpit 45.5s were built. She is very well equipped and her comfort is exceptional with her barrel chairs in the main salon. Asking $167,500 OBYS 410-226-0100

RogueWave Yacht Sales Your Choice for Blue Water Boats! 317 Regent Point Drive • Topping, VA 23169

View boats online S-2 9.2 ’84 1984 S-2 9.2 C Hog Tied

30 foot center cockpit cruiser, double cabins with 6’3” hdrm, 13-hp Yanmar dsl Price Reduced, Asking $16,900 call Regent Point Marina @ 804-758-4457,

34 Cabo Rico ’86 Great little cruiser for the Bay and beyond at an affordable price of $99K! Go simple. Go now. Nice boat. RogueWave YS, (410) 571-2955

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:$16,450 Call Regent Point Marina @ 804-758-4457

C&C 25 MK1 ’75 Beeswax New Harken RF w/new genoa, great Daysailer, quick & responsive, well designed cabin, 6-hp Johnson OB, Asking:$8,900 Call Regent Point Marina @ 804-7584457

40 Passport ’84 Great boat, well cared for with new Furuno chart plotter, new sails, new Autopilot. Capable cruiser. Great price. Reduced! $149K Make Offer! RogueWave YS, (410) 571-2955

LIST YOUR BLUE WATER BOAT NOW! Kate and Bernie of RogueWave specialize in high quality, offshore capable sailing vessels! We sell only blue water ocean going boats. Let us help you find your dream boat! By Appointment Only! Any time. We are dealers for …

31’ Cape Dory Cutter ’84 Rebuilt

engine like new, new main and Staysail w/Pro Furl(09), dodger, bimini(09), large enclosed head w/shower. Classic full keel yacht: Asking:$41,950 Call Regent Point Marina @ 804-758-4457

Our Special Valentines!

34’ Pacific Seacraft Crealock ’90

Sound Harbor Great sea going vessel, radar, chartplotter, AP, Ref. Clean 2 owner boat, many extras, Price Reduced, Asking $95,900 Regent Point Marina (804) 758-4457

43 Saga ’96 and ’95 Two beautiful Saga 43s a modern performance sailing machine by Bob Perry. Nicely equipped in good condition $249K and $259K RogueWave YS, (410) 571-2955

50 Passport ’92 True Love! This boat is an exquisitely maintained yacht that will melt your heart. All amenities, including the washer dryer! $329K

37’ Beneteau Envision ’83 Ketch 22

Rare center cockpit pilothouse design ketch. One of only a few made, Set up for major cruising, Duel helm stations, 3 cabin layout, 2 heads. Asking: $65,000 call Regent Point marina @804-7584457

37’ Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 37 ’02 Ricochet Like new, well cared for and nicely equipped, Autohelm, radar, chartplotter,GPS, Tri Data, RF, A/C heat pump, bimini, dodger & much more! Ready to sail away. Asking: $124,950 Call Regent Point Marina @ 804-7584457

Rogue Wave Specializes in High Quality, Ocean-going vessels of substance and character. We are proud to be a dealer for Valiant Yachts and Outbound Yachts. If you want a good solid bluewater boat, or you want to sell your cruising boat, call RogueWave at (410) 571-2955 for an appointment. Office at Port Annapolis Marina!

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Hans Christian 38 ’89 Fall in Love. This is a beautiful traditional HC38 with a modern Telstar underbody and a bow thruster! Many upgrades 45 Liberty 458 Cutter ’89 Sought after three-stateroom layout with all the cruising gear in great condition. Take the family and go cruising. Great offering! $189K Must Sell. RogueWave YS, (410) 571-2955

53 Amel Super Maramu Ketch ’99 Truly a world voyager, the Super Maramu is a special offering. Fast and easy to sail, she’s imminently capable and equipped to the max with everything including the water maker, and clothes washer! REDUCED! $399K RogueWave YS, (410) 571-2955

Sam L. Morse, Lyle Hess Bristol Channel Cutter ‘00 We’ve owned two BCCs and we are still in love! For good reason, she is one of the very best blue water boats ever built. 28 Sam Morse BCC ’00 .............$149K 34 Cabo Rico ’90 .........................$99K 38 Cabo Rico ’90 ......................$149K 38 Hans Christian ’89 ...............$169K 40 Passport 40 ’84 ...................$149K 42 Valiant ’95 ...........................$269K 42 Valiant ’94........................... $239K 42 Sabre Sloop ’99................... $259K

43 Saga .............(2 at $249K -$259K) 44 Outbound ’01 ...................$349K 45 Liberty 458 ’89 .................$189K 47 Vagabond ’84 ...................$159K 47 Stevens ’84........................$189K 50 Passport ’92...................... $329K 50 Valiant ’02......................... $499K 53 Amel ’90............................ $399K

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

$39,900 Ready to go. Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171.

32’ Catalina ’93 Very clean. $59,900

38’ Morgan 382 ’81 $44,900 Completely equipped for offshore cruising. Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171.

36’ Catalina ‘04 Like new w/only 391 eng. hrs! A/C, in-mast main, Schaefer 2100 head sail furling syst., Garhauer outboard motor arm, elect. windlass, bimini & dodger. $118,900. Call 800-960-TIDE or 800-699-SAIL. Go to

50’ Gulfstar ’77 $99,000 Great Cruis-

41’ Hunter ‘06 Aft Cabin loaded

Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171. 27’ Hunter ’77 $14,900 Completely

refurbished hull is painted elegant burgundy. Looks new. Must see. Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171.

28’ Sabre ’76 $19,500 New engine (50

hrs), new batteries. Ready to go cruising boat. Sailing Associates (410) 2758171.

35’ Island Packet ’89 $109,000 Call

for details. Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171.

35’ Island Packet ’89 $110,000 Cutter rigged, Ready to go! Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171. 35’ O’Day ’85 $24,900 Ready to go cruising. Lot of boat for the money. Sailing Associates ( 410) 275-8171.

Transient Slips Available

37’ Alberg ’68 In excellent shape

ing boat at a reasonable price. Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171.

Tom Lippincott • Ben Armiger

30’ Lippincott Two to choose from

both turn key! starting at $23,900 (410) 639-9380,

38’ Cabo Rico ’85 Plan Cutter Buy-

ers change of plans put Jon Goose back on the market! Call for details! Asking $89,000 (410) 639-9380,

Donate your boat in 2011

with: A/C, in-mast furling, Raymarine ST7000 autopilot, ST60 w\k\d, elect. windlass, dinghy davits, outboard mount, deck wash-down, only 247 eng. hrs! $184,900. Call 800699-SAIL or 800-960-TIDE. Go to

43’ Hunter ‘92 Raymarine ST7000 autopilot, ST60 wind, knot, depth, E80 chartplotter, elect. anchor windlass, full dodger/bimini. Well maintained w/ several recent upgrades. $98,700. Call 800-960-TIDE or 800-699-SAIL. Go to




410-923-1400 • 443-223-7864

Visit 802 S. Caroline St., Baltimore, MD 21231

410.685.0295 ext. 223

Boats Priced to Sell! 1967 Pearson Hawk16 Daysailer centerboarder. main, jib poor. Hull & rig sound, trailer OK. $750 1975 Elor 6.5 Meter (21 feet). Paul Elvstrom. Very seaworthy. 11 sails, including 3 spinakers. $800 1976 Catalina 22 Swing-keel sloop. 2 sails. Avg. condition. $800 1972 Macgregor 24 Two sails. boat is FREE but must go with 7 ½ Mercury HP o/b. Trailer. $500 1967 Gladiator 24 Built by Continental; similar to a Cal 25. Really fun to sail. Evinrude 4 HP o/b. $1,000.

40’ Fortuna Island Spirit 401 ‘06 “SIYAYA” Big Roomy Performance Catamaran, Loaded with Gen set, radar, Air and more!... Great Condition! Reduced to $295,000 (410) 639-9380,

44’ Hunter Deck Salon ’06 Loaded,

Air, bow thruster, full enclosure. Super Clean! Mariners Package.... Asking $239,500 (410) 639-9380,

New Annapolis Listings Needed ASAP! We are sold out AGAIN! Complimentary deep water Annapolis dockage for well maintained power or sailing yachts to 60', until sold. Free delivery and weekly washdown. Contact John Kaiser @ (410) 923-1400 or (443) 223-7864 cell /text anytime Email: Website:

1975 Bristol 24 Main, 2 jibs. Sturdy daysailor/weekender. Depth finder, compass. 8 HP Yamaha. $1,500. 1970 Cal 25 Recent Main, Genoa, Jib. 9.9 hp OMC Yachtwin OB, electric start. Cabin needs clean-up. $500 1975 Ericson 25 keel model sloop. Main, Genny & spin. dry boat. Above average. $800. 1983 Catalina 25 Good condition. With 2005 Tohatsu 4-cycle 8HP o/b, very good condition. $3,000.



1976 Pearson 26 Fin keel sloop. $1,500. 1974 Pearson 26 Fin keel sloop $1500 More boats available. Call today for full list.

(410) 626-0273

320 Catalina ‘98 Well maintained

with: A/C, dodger w/window covers, bimini & connector, winter cover, autopilot w/upgraded wheel drive, Garmin GPS, custom counter tops, only 732 eng. hrs! $74,900. Call 800-960-TIDE or 800699-SAIL. Go to www.tidewateryachts. com.

30’ Allied Seawind Hull #81 Dawn Treader Recent Yanmar dsl (30 hrs use), recent sails, hull awlgrip paint & fresh varnish. A beautiful, compact, world cruising yacht w/very simple systems. Asking $24,500, all reasonable offers encouraged. Photos @ or call John Kaiser @ 410-923-1400 office or 443-223-7864 cell anytime

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

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Coverage: 30’ Catalina ‘90 Tall rig, Solomon's Island, MD Shallow draft wing keel, Universal dsl (2000), mainsail (2010), Hood RF (2008), Dodger (2008), Electronics by Ray Marine (2008) include Auto helm ST 6000 AP, Tridata, speed/depth/temp, Garmin 492 Color GPS and electronics pod for Edson wheel steering & new Sunbrella cover. New lifelines & running rigging in 2008. New Sirius satellite radio/Ipod dock w/new speakers in the cockpit and 2 in the main cabin. Recent battery charger, new AC (hatch unit), new dsl tank (2010), Asking $33,750 Photos @ Contact John Kaiser @ 443-223-7864 cell or 410-923-1400 office.

all over the US and Caribbean


33’ Dragonfly 1000 Trimaran ’95 Triage Hull #43, (In Annapolis) folding outriggers, recent sails and rebuilt Volvo 18-hp dsl! A very rare offering , well maintained. Reduced to $99,900.00. Photos and details @ or call John Kaiser @ 410-923-1400 office or 443-223-7864 cell.

one hundred fty new shows every year.

Too Late to Classify 44’ Pearson Countess Ketch1965/2010 This very sought after Alden

design is one of ONLY 59 built! Lovely, airy, solid, world cruiser has just undergone a major refit and is world cruise ready! New Kubota 85-hp dsl, new Lofranz electric windlass, hardtop w/2-600w solar panels, wind generator, Rolls batteries, Raymarine AP w/remote, AIS, autobilge pumps plus manuals, rebuilt Edson worm gear steering & so much more! Selling due to illness, will leave everything, tools, spare parts, sheets, towels, extra pumps. Sails: Main, 3 jibs, mizzen, storm jib. Asking price: $199,500 includes studio condo unit and FREE dockage! Alans Yacht Sales, Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Florida, (954) 684-0424, dosar@aol. com, SKYPE – (954) 892-5242

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For a Fraction of the Cost! Sail all season on our boats for less than the cost of a slip! Catalina 25 Pearson 30 Cape Dory 36 Jeanneau 40

R & R Charters Crewed day, weekend, and weeklong charters, leaving from Kent Narrows. Also available certified ASA sail classes. Contact Capt. Dave at (570) 690-3645,, www.

CREW Offshore Passage Opportunities Need Sea

Time? # 1 Crew Networking Service since 1993. Sail for free on OPBs Call 1-800-4-PASSAGe for free brochure/membership application. Need Free Crew? Call 1-800-4-PASSAGe or Visit


Starting at 1500 per season

Experienced USCG Licensed Captains

(410) 867-7177 20 Min. From the DC Beltway Docked At Herrington Harbour North

Professional Deliveries (sail or power), charters, sailing instruction - 2 licensed captains available. Call Fred for a quote, 443-254-5490 or e-mail at Fred@ChesapeakeCaptns. US

Captain Bob Dunn, Deliveries, Charters, check outs. Don’t have time to get boat to the yard? Call me. 4 hr minimum. (410) 279-0502, Endurance Yacht Deliveries Local and Long

Unlimited sailing: from $175 per month

Chesapeake Boating Club 410-280-8692

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Anchors & Chain Swivels & Shackles NORM THOMPSON

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• Part or Full Time Deliveries • Charter • Instructional • Power or Sail Anywhere between Maine, Florida or Bahamas


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distance. Twenty-one years experience with clean insurance approved resume. Local references. Please call Simon Edwards (410) 212-9579 or email HELP WANTED Advertising Sales Representative Wanted

for PropTalk and SpinSheet magazines. Full-time commission sales position with benefits. Sales and boating experience required. Send resume and letter detailing why you are the right person to join our team to



J/World Is Looking For a few great sailing


instructors. If you’re an experienced sailor who enjoys working with people as well as spending your days on the water while getting paid, we should talk. J/World Annapolis is looking for full and part time coaches with the right stuff to teach all course levels. Call (410) 2802040 and ask for Jeff to learn more.

M Yacht Services, in Annapolis, MD is growing

and in need of additional experienced sailboat riggers. As the area’s premier yacht rigging and spar building company, we offer competitive wages and benefits. Please email Richard Krolak @ rich@myachtservices. net. For more information go to www.myachtservices. net.

The Annapolis Marriott Dock and Schooner Woodwind Are hiring dockhands and custom-

er service reps. FT & PT seasonal employment. Boating and customer service experience preferred. 410-263-7837 or download application

Get Paid to Sail! The Woodwind schooners are hiring crew. Some sailing knowledge necessary. Fun people, avg. $12/hour, and lots of great sailing. FT & PT. (410) 263-7837 Download application @ www.


Rigging & Metal Fabrication with Mobile Service Annapolis 410-268-1570 Herrington Harbour 410-867-7248


122 Severn Ave • Annapolis MD


904-642-8555 888-463-9879 MARINE SERVICES

Marine Repair, Installation & Restoration Company Now taking applications for marine techni-

cians in the following fields: electronics, electrical, mechanical, carpentry, marine spray painter, fiberglass/ gelcoat & maintenance technicians. Applicants must have a minimum of 5 yrs experience in the marine trades industry. Knowledge of all shipboard systems required. ABYC and Raymarine certifications desired. We are a company that believes in customer service so applicants should possess good communication skills and have a desire to work well with others. This is a rapid advancement opportunity. Tools and transportation required. DMS INC (410) 263-8717 Annapolis area, www.

“Experience Matters”

Custom Rigging • Spars & Welding • Rigging Surveys • Surveys • Climate Controlled Paint Booth


(410) 268-0956


Setting Standards for Safer Boating


For all your Personal and Commercial Marine Insurance Needs Hank Reiser (410) 268-1566

Up The C re e k Diving

Helix Mooring Authorized Installer


Mooring Installation & Service Underwater Maintenance & Repair



Bottom Paint Removal • Gel-Coat Safe Chris Stafford 800-901-4253

REAL ESTATE Dockside Service in Norfolk, VA.

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Waterfront, water view, water privileged, whatever. 757-480-0858

Expert handling from search through settlement and all the pesky little details in between. (410) 703-2350 (410) 972-4090

Porpoise Sailing Services New Custom Sails New & Used Surplus Sails New & Used Roller Furling Systems



Trade • 800.507.0119

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• New England Line

West Systems •Sea Dog •MASEpoxy Epoxy West Systems • MAS


360 Yachting.........................................5 ALEXSEAL..........................................76 Allstate Insurance................................28 Annapolis Accommodations................19 Annapolis Athletic Club.......................30 Annapolis Bay Charters.......................57 Annapolis Performance Sailing......69,75

Marine Supplies

Annapolis Sailing School.....................51 Annapolis School of Seamanship........29 Annapolis Yacht Sales...................11,81

20Min. From DC Beltway

At Herrington Harbour North

Atlantic Spars & Rigging......................65 Bacon Sails & Marine Supplies.............2 Blue Water Sailing School...................53


Boatyard Bar & Grill.............................26



Cape Fear Sportswear........................33

Solomons, MD



Center Dock Marina............................84 Chesapeake Light Craft.......................28


Christchurch........................................51 Year Round Operation

Coastal Climate Control......................10

100+ Slips



Coppercoat USA.................................40





700 Mill Creek Rd. • Arnold

CruiseROWater...................................61 Crusader Yacht Sales....................58,82 319100

Call for Special $$ Saving Packages • Full Service Winterization, Repair & Maintenance • Highly Protected from Weather & Wake • Public Boat Ramp • 100+ Slips • DIY friendly! ALWAYS below Annapolis rates!

Deltaville Boatyard.........................24,25 Diversified Marine................................45 Doctor LED..........................................41

Two Months Free • A Certified Clean Marina • Serene Setting w/ Pool • Minutes to the Bay • Full Service Marina 410-867-7686 • Winter Storage Available Deale, Maryland Dry Storage to 36 feet. Repair Yard DIY or Subs. (No (No Boat Boat Tax) Tax)

Bell Isle

55-Ton Travel-Lift 27,000 lb. Fork-Lifts (Lower (Lower Bay) Bay)

Hampton, VA (757) 850-0466

Down the Bay Race.............................70 Fawcett Boat Supplies...........................7 Forespar..............................................60 Grey Beard Pumps..............................32 Herrington Harbour..............................21 Hinckley Yacht Services......................44 IMIS.....................................................34 Inner Harbor EAST Marina..................31 Interlux.................................................33 J. Gordon & Co....................................61

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SLIPS 46’ Deepwater Eastport Slip 15’ beam side-tie by

entrance to the Chart House. Great visibility for brokers. Protected plus easy access to the bay. Convenient to downtown. Other slips available. Call Anita 410-268-7700.


J/World................................................51 Landfall Navigation..............................91

Deep Water Slips Available Four great locations in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor to choose from: Baltimore Marine Center at Lighthouse Point, HarborView, Inner Harbor or Inner Harbor West. Call 443-610-5712

M Yacht Services................................31 Mack Sails...........................................54  Marine Technical Services..................41

Why Pay High Annapolis or Baltimore Rates?

Slips $1,250 - $2,200 YR. Land storage $110 monthly. Haulouts $8.50. Minutes to Bay and Baltimore Beltway. Old Bay Marina (410) 477-1488 or

Martek Davits......................................65 Moorings.........................................13,79 North East River Yacht Club...............51 North Point Yacht Sales......................14 North Sails Direct................................45 North U................................................23

Magnificent waterfront property Marina with floating docks • Full service restaurant & bar


North Sails.............................................3

Discover the Upper Bay’s best kept secret.

North East River Yacht Club (410) 287-6333

Norton’s Sailing School.......................53 Norton’s Yacht Sales...........................82 Pantaenius America............................15 Patsy Ewenson....................................32 Pettit Marine Paint Vivid......................66 Planet Hope.........................................50 Pro Valor Charters...............................57 Profurl/Wichard....................................19 Quantum..............................................92 Regent Point Marina............................63 Rock Hall Yacht Club Sailing School, Inc.....50 RogueWave Yacht Brokerage.............83 Sailrite Enterprises..............................63 Sailstice DelMarVa................................4 Singles on Sailboats............................54 Stur-Dee Boat......................................22 T2P.TV................................................85 Tidewater Yacht Service Center..........32

Short Walk to: Movie Theatre 17 Restaurants Whole Foods Liquor Store Retail Shops OCT.15 TO MAY 14 Harborplace Aquarium Fells Point Dock in the heart of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor! Little Italy



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 rea-

sonable rates. 15-Ton open-end TraveLift. Friendly atmosphere with personal attention. Wed. night racing., (410) 477-8607.

28’ - 38’ Slips Great Rates 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, 30’ - 45’ Slips Available at Discounted Rates  at Hinckley Yacht Services on Town Creek in

Vane Brothers.....................................44

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.

West Marine Rigging...........................17

30’ - 35’ Slips Available Annapolis City Ma-

UK-Halsey Sailmakers..........................9

White Rocks Marina & Boatyard.........22

rina, Ltd. in the heart of Eastport. Includes electric, water, restrooms with showers, and gated parking. Give us a call at (410) 268-0660,

Wing Systems.....................................40

30’ - 50’ Deepwater Slips For Sale & Rent On

West River Rigging..............................21

YMCA Camp Tockwogh......................49

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the western shore of the Chesapeake in St. Leonard, MD. Flag Harbor Yacht Haven (410) 586-0070, www. Winter storage & repair (410) 5861915.

SURVEYORS ABYI Marine Surveyors, LLC Sail & powerboat

surveys, big or small. Contact Derek Rhymes, NAMSCMS and SAMS A.M.S. (410) 268-4404 or toll free (866) 608-4404.

Accredited SAMS Marine Surveyor Capt. Jon

Sheller, AMS, established 1980, serving MD/DC/VA, ABYC Master Marine Technician, Power & Sail, Gas & Diesel. Pre-Purchase, Insurance, Finance, Corrosion, (410) 349-7016,


Sailboat Trailers & Cradles

Custom-built & fit

Viking Trailers 724-789-9194

TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY Well established Yacht Sales and Servicing company seeking Marine Electronics Technician who has experience in electronic/electrical sys-

tem installations on new and pre-owned boats. Basic woodworking skills and a general understanding of all ships systems necessary. Attention to detail and excellent work ethic a must. ABYC/ NEMA certifications preferred but not required. Health/retirement benefits. Email Resume to:

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oat dogs, marina dogs, beach dogs. They add texture and warmth to the fabric of life on and along the Chesapeake Bay. If you haven’t met a few nautically inclined canines on the docks yet, you will soon if you spend any time sailing here. If you have a great, high-resolution photograph of a dog out sailing, hanging around the docks, or otherwise relishing in life on the Bay, send it to by March 1. We will compile the best of the photos for the April issue of SpinSheet and send a T-shirt to the photographer who submits the most memorable shot. ~M.W.

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