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Editor’s Notebook with Molly Winans

March On


t the end of the work day on the spring equinox, sailors gather by campfires along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay and burn their socks. What reportedly started as one tired boatyard worker’s quiet, stinky rebellion (with a Budweiser in hand, they say) has become a popular Annapolis media event, which has attracted attention from the likes of the Washington Post and the New York Times. Such sock burnings now go on up and down the Bay and beyond. What you haven’t read in “the brochure” (that would be SpinSheet, of course) is that however lighthearted and loveable sock-burning parties are—however much we pray that the groundhog was right, that this symbolic gesture will prod Mother Nature along, that tomorrow we will wake up and pouf! It will be spring!—we know March. It’s called blind optimism when we burn our footwear. Seventy degree sunny days happen the third week in March. It’s possible, but more often than not, you can expect a drizzly, 49-degree day. Sock burnings unfold a month before comfortably sockless days, in Annapolis, anyway. Not that this stops sailors from baring their feet. Around the vernal equinox, when the crabs are crawling out of the mud and the rockfish are swimming north, even among generally sane and employable adult sailors, you can spy flip-flop-clad, pale feet and bad toenails walking around the Bay’s sailing towns, no matter the temperature. We left that photo out of the brochure, too. We also forgot to say that by March on the Chesapeake, we wish we could burn more than just socks. I have a scruffy wool pea coat that when wet, smells like dog, and a pair of threadbare black corduroy pants I would gladly torch as an offering to the gods of spring. A friend who grew up in Florida says he wouldn’t like to live up north in the winter because the landscape looks barren, as if a 12 March 2011 SpinSheet

forest fire has ravished it. There are days, driving along route 50 on a woebegone winter afternoon, with the chill whistling through my closed convertible top to the back of my neck, when I admit he has a When you spy your first osprey this spring, keep us posted via Photo by Gary Reich

point. What he sadly fails to experience is what is coming our way: the hookyplaying, Frisbee-tossing, sunshine-daydreaming joy of spring. He misses how something as simple as a wild daffodil can make your day. He may never understand

what it feels like to see your first osprey of the season; to get so excited about one bird that you have to take a picture of it and call someone. As the osprey wings past, you may think, “Welcome home,” that all is well and as it should be again. In between the proverbial lion and lamb March début and dénouement, we have 31 days to hatch plans. We think we have more time, but April in the sailing world is a hold-on-to-your hat, here-we-go kind of month. It begins, and then you blink, and sailing season whooshes past you. Wise sailors plan in March before the whirlwind that is unleashed in April. Boat owners have more substantial spring checklists to attend to (see our “Splish Splash: Spring Boat Prep” feature on page 62); those of us who sail other people’s boats (OPB) also have organizational items to check off the list. Open your gear bag, try on your stuff, and see what’s missing. Do you need a long-sleeved, UV-protected shirt? Did you lose your hat or sunglass straps somewhere along the way? Do you have some aspirin, topical antibiotic ointment, and Band-Aids in your first aid kit? How old is your sunblock? If your deck shoes were sorely lacking in traction by last season’s end, they have not gained any in your closet over the winter. Gear up in March, while it’s still relatively quiet. Regardless of the type of sailor you are, the most important task to get on in March is reconnecting with sailing friends. If you have talked about a daysail or weekend cruise with friends, neighbors, co-workers, or family, e-mail them or call them today to compare schedules. Block off weekend sailing dates now. Once on paper or in the smart phone calendar, sailing plans have a better chance of coming to fruition. And if you’re going to a sock-burning party or if you’re one of those early flip-flop adopters, you may consider a pedicure—to please the gods or goddesses of spring.

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Built for Comfort Not Speed

n her February Editor’s Notebook, Molly hits it spot on with her apt description of boat shopping and the “Pre-Loved Vessel.” I still remember every glorious day when out shopping for my first cruiser; like the excitement of a first kiss, the blood sizzled as we crawled through and inspected each new-old boat. Scott Taylor, now with Crusader Yachts, was my guide and mentor through this lovely match-making process. Not only was it wonderful to board and touch and imagine life with each new boat, but a good broker (like a pre-marriage counselor?) shows you what to look for: are the sails fraying on the leach, the deck mounts cracking, and anchor chain rusty, and is the wiring still tight? If I have any bone to pick with her delightful piece, it is her presumption that “sexier” boats cost more, and that the “snob scale” can be weighed in gold. Among cruisers, handiness in restoration (keeping the old girl fit) has its own cache, its own form of snobbery; Slocum built the first world-cruiser with a meager budget and strong hands behind a barn in Maine. And I will respectfully submit that sexy is in the eye of the beholder. I once had a boss who was a marathon runner, but whose wife was a bit on the plump side. When chided by his peers about this (I wouldn’t dare), he smiled easily and quipped, “Yes boys, she’s built for comfort, not speed.” Tony Ireland Annapolis

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hile snow and ice still dominated the sailing scene in Annapolis, Patrick Shannon and his wife, Gita Maitra, were able to get some late January sailing in during a trip to San Diego, CA. Pat and Gita usually race their Tanzer 22 with the Chesapeake Sailing School’s Tiller Club out of Back Creek or sail their family Beneteau 352 docked at Port Annapolis Marina. They brought the January issue of SpinSheet to be featured in their sailing pictures. Seventy-two degrees and eight mile per hour winds = a glorious January sail! Patrick J. Shannon Reston, VA

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hree times this week alone, readers have asked us how they can help SpinSheet. Nothing makes us happier than readers who want to participate in putting together this magazine. It takes a village to do so. SpinSheet was created for, by, and about Chesapeake sailors, and if you are one of them, we always need a little help from you. Here are a few things we are looking for this spring: yyDo you know someone who got married on a sailboat on the Chesapeake Bay who would like to share their story with SpinSheet? We need their names and contact information by April 15. yyDo you know a writer in Baltimore or on the Upper Bay who would like to write for SpinSheet? He or she must be an active sailor—racer or cruiser—in Baltimore or on the Upper Bay. yyDo you know an aspiring writer, preferably an English or journalism major, who is also an active racing sailor? We could use some help covering high school and collegiate racing. yyAre you a cruising sailor who enjoys taking photographs? We have an overload of racing photography and a shortage of images representing the cruising life: images of life underway, pretty anchorages, and smiling sailors in the cockpit. We need high resolution photos (200+ dpi) of the cruising life all year long. yyDid you have a strong opinion about something we’ve written about in SpinSheet? Please write us a letter. We want to hear your thoughts about SpinSheet and how to make it better. If you can help with any of these items, e-mail We would love to hear from you. ~M.W. Follow us!

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Celebrate Spring Bay-Style: Roasting Oysters and Burning Socks by Beth Crabtree


hile the vernal equinox actually arrives Sunday, March 20 this year, the time and place to celebrate in Annapolis are Saturday, March 19, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Annapolis Maritime Museum (AMM) in Eastport. Bring the whole family to rejoice that the northern hemisphere is once again tilting toward the sun. This year’s fun goes way beyond just burning socks. AMM is hosting a full afternoon of fun and education. The main attractions will be the annual spring rite of sock-burning and oysters cooked all the ways you love ‘em. But the folks at AMM hope that the fun activities, good food, and terrific people bring awareness of the oyster’s importance to the Bay. “This will be one more way to connect the community with this incredible natural resource we have right in our own backyard,” says Jeff Holland, museum director. “Brand new this year, we’ll provide an authentic experience of harvesting oysters. Waterman John VanAlstine from Shady Side, MD, will bring his boat up and take passengers to Tolly Point to go tonging for oysters.” A small fee will be required, and each trip will be limited to six passengers. “We’ll also have a number of environmental exhibitors showing what they do and how families

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can get involved in ways such as oyster shell recycling and oyster gardening,” says Holland. Annapolis isn’t the only place that celebrates with a sock burning. SpinSheet hears tell of similar events spreading inland and up and down the Bay. But if you partake in the merriment in Eastport, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy live music, oyster shucking and cooking demonstrations, and other fun family-friendly activities. And, don’t forget to bring those stinkin’ old socks to toss in the fire at about 3 p.m.

Fifteen dollars gets adults all the oysters they can eat on the half shell. Children ages 13 to 18 pay $5, and kids under 13 enter for free. For a small additional price, feast on oysters served up just how you like them—raw, steamed, fried, or roasted. Beer, wine, and soft drinks will also be available. Proceeds help fund AMM programs throughout the year, even in the non-“R” months. All events will take place at the museum campus located at the historic McNasby’s Oyster Company building on Back Creek at 723 Second Street in Annapolis.






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Safety At Sea (or on the Bay!) Seminar

he U.S. Naval Academy will be home to another topnotch sailing seminar this April 2 and 3 as the Marine Trades Association of Maryland (MTAM) and U.S. Naval Academy Sailing (USNA Sailing) host the 31st Safety at Sea Seminar. Racing sailors and cruisers can learn offshore and inshore safety through informative lectures, useful hands-on training activities, and amazing live on-the-water demonstrations. Learn from technical experts, premier ocean racers, adventure sailors, and sail training professionals. Organizers tell SpinSheet that the seminar is geared for both offshore sailors and those of us who sail within the confines of the Bay. “The program is a great value for anyone sailing on the Bay, with great information about weather, contact avoidance, damage control, search and rescue, and all the other pertinent topics that anyone who spends time on the water would benefit from,” says Renee Mehl, offshore sail training squadron director at USNA Sailing. “This year, our keynote speaker is Mark Schrader, who recently completed a sail around the Americas to raise awareness of environmental issues. He’s a dynamic speaker and should get everyone fired up about their sailing season.” The two-day event has three options, so you can tailor the weekend to fit your needs. All participants will complete the same program on Saturday, which includes lectures and remarks by well-known experts on PFDs and safety gear, heavy weather, U.S. Coast Guard search and rescue operations, storm sails and offshore sail inventory, emergency medical care, forecast use, and more. In addition, on-thewater demonstrations and man overboard recoveries will take place on the Severn River. Finally, attendees will have the opportunity to meet the exceptional lineup of speakers at an evening reception. Participants who attend only Saturday’s class can earn a U.S. Sailing certificate good for three years. Most category one and two offshore races originating in the United States require this certificate for a percentage of the crew. Check your event’s Notice of Race for specifics. The cost is $125. Sunday’s events have two tracks. The first option provides the first 80 individuals enrolled for the full two days the opportunity to earn a five-year International Sailing Federation (ISAF) certificate. This certificate is usually required for category one and two offshore races originating outside the United States. Again, check your event’s Notice of Race for specifics. Participants must pass a Sunday exam to earn the certificate. The cost is $300. Attention cruisers! Sunday’s second option is an advanced cruising track with a focus on safe cruising and an option to participate in interactive small group discussion sessions or practical life raft and safety equipment training in the pool. The cost is $200. Fees include morning coffee and lunch. Advanced reservations are encouraged. U.S. Sailing members can receive a $5 discount. No refunds after March 20. Register online at ~B.C.

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Mark Shrader will speak about his sail around the Americas at the Safety at Sea Seminar at the U.S. Naval Academy April 2-3 . Photo courtesy of David Thoreson

Gary Jobson (left) accepts the Charles M. Leighton Award for Outstanding Service from the man for whom the award was named (right). Photo by Amory Ross/U.S. Sailing


Jobson Makes a Difference

n January, U.S. Sailing president and Annapolis sailor Gary Jobson (left) won the Charles M. Leighton Award for Outstanding Service for the significant difference he has made in the lives of members of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Programs. “No one does more to bring the stories of our athletes out to the sailing public than Gary Jobson,” says past U.S. Sailing executive director Charlie Leighton (Middletown, RI), for whom the award is named. “Gary travels the country promoting our sport, promoting the good work being done at U.S. Sailing, and promoting the hard work and great success of the athletes on the U.S. Sailing Team AlphaGraphics.” ESPN’s sailing commentator since 1985, Jobson is also a board member for the National Sailing Hall of Fame and for Annapolis Community Boating/Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating as well as the national chairman of the Leukemia Cup Regatta.

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The speakers at WWC’s Offshore Sailing Seminar March 26 and 27 will help aspiring offshore cruisers determine what is right for them and their crew. Photo courtesy of WWC

A Gathering of Minds in Sail Yacht Design


rofessional yacht designers, academics, and enthusiasts of yacht design from many corners of the world will descend upon St. John’s College in Annapolis March 18 to 19 for the 20th Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium. It’s not exactly a regatta party; although you may spy a few familiar faces from the racing world. As well as taking time to exchange ideas in a casual setting during meals during this biennial event, participants will present serious papers on sail aerodynamics, hydrodynamics, hydrofoils, performance prediction, wind capturing structures, and other issues. If scientific explanations of sail trim, comparisons in rig design, studies from wind tunnels, and optimization of composite structures strike your fancy, this is the event for you. Learn more at

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ruising sailors interested in making the transition from coastal cruising to offshore adventures to the Caribbean or beyond will want to look into the World Cruising Club’s (WWC) Offshore Sailing Seminar March 26 and 27 in Annapolis. Classroom lectures, group discussions, and one-on-one interaction with speakers and fellow students will be part of the all-inclusive program of speakers, materials, accommodations, meals, and social events, presented by the same professionals who produce the Caribbean 1500, the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, and the WorldARC. Students will spend a half day learning about each of four subject areas: outfitting your boat for offshore cruising, managing your boat and crew offshore, understanding weather and planning for emergencies, cruising in the islands, and making a timeline to departure. “Our speakers are active sailors, who have sailed across oceans and around the world for decades. As a result, they are able to help you cut through the massive amounts of information available on each subject and determine what is right for you, your boat, and your crew,” explains Rick Palm, WWC event manager. “Nothing you can do will better prepare you for a fun and safe offshore adventure.”

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he Chesapeake Bay watershed welcomes two new Waterkeepers. Our region now has 17 Waterkeepers.

Gunpowder River—Theaux (“Theo”) Le Gardeur (right) is the new Gunpowder Riverkeeper (GRK). The river and its Prettyboy and Loch Raven reservoirs are Baltimore’s primary source of drinking water. Among other responsibilities, Le Gardeur is a Nature Tourism Partner with Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR)and owns Backwater Angler in Monkton, MD. He says, “I come from a strong boating family, both racing sailors and classic powerboat lovers; I was paddling boats before I could walk.” “As a native of Louisiana, I recently have been telling Congress about the need for more in-depth monitoring to better protect Gulf resources. Locally, we’ll monitor bacterial levels in the tidal Gunpowder and keep track of invasive species. To fight pollution from storm water runoff, we’ll do more outreach for the Get the Dirt Out project,” he adds. “GRK is a member-based organization of people who protect local waters from

pollution from industry, agriculture, stormwater runoff, lawn fertilizers, and sewage overflows. It’s compelling: Riverkeepers can make change happen only with the help of citizens,” Le Gardeur adds. On February 18, Maryland’s DNR recognized Le Gardeur for his outstanding service in protecting Gunpowder waters from invasive species. Miles and Wye Rivers—Tom Leigh is the first Miles/Wye Riverkeeper. The Queenstown-area biologist served as the Chester Riverkeeper for nearly three years. Jason Peters is the new Chester Riverkeeper. Leigh, who also has experience constructing living shorelines and restoring wetlands, says, “When I learned the Choptank River Eastern Bay Conservancy (CREB) was considering adding a Miles/Wye Riverkeeper program, I approached CREB planners and asked for the opportunity to help protect and advocate for my home rivers.” Employed by the Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy, the Miles/Wye Riverkeeper and Choptank Riverkeeper patrol their rivers and tributaries and document and combat illegal pollution.

GRK Theaux Le Gardeur combats “rock snot,” the less-than-affectionate name for an invasive algae named didymo, by encouraging anglers to wash their waders in salt water.

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Sultana Projects: Bay Stories

oots of a Nation—Sultana Projects in Chestertown, MD, brought more than 70 teachers and scholars from seven counties to Historic London Town and Gardens in Edgewater, MD, for the Roots of a Nation Inaugural Conference January 29. “During the day, we started planning more than 400 hours of Chesapeake Bay-based professional development programs over the next three years, including 18 unique courses, conferences, field trips, and week-long seminars. Seven Maryland school districts working collaboratively with five historic sites and museums—all focused on improving social studies teacher content knowledge and pedagogical practices—is rare, when so many other programs only focus on reading, math, and STEM initiatives,” says attendee Dr. Marcie Thoma, supervisor of social studies for the Maryland State Department of Education. It all started in the fall of 2010 when Sultana Projects staff worked with social studies coordinators from Calvert, Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, St. Mary’s, and Talbot counties to select a core group of master teachers to take part in the

Roots program. Thirty-five of these master teachers came to London Town to meet a few of the course leaders and sign up for courses this season, representing more than 3250 teacher-hours of programs. “This was a great way to kick off the Roots of a Nation program,” says Chris Cerino, vice president of Sultana Projects and conference organizer. “Using the Chesapeake Bay as a unifying theme, ‘Roots of a Nation’ will explore Native American history and European settlement, the Revolutionary War period, the War of 1812, and slavery and the Civil War. The program is creating a community of practice by developing a website and printed resource guides so teachers may share lesson plans, student work samples, and other items.” For more details and seminar dates, visit Mann About Town—John Mann (right) has joined the full-time staff of Sultana Projects as the director of educational programs. In this brand-new position, Mann will direct Sultana Projects’ new kayak programs and oversee the organization’s classroom outreach programs and

John Mann, Sultana Projects’ new Director of Educational Programs, photographed onboard Sultana’s John Smith Shallop in 2007 during a 121-day reenactment of John Smith’s 1608 voyage.

under-sail programs on the Schooner Sultana. Mann comes from the Echo Hill Outdoor School. There, for the past three years serving as the assistant director of operations and residential life, Mann helped oversee land- and water-based residential environmental education programs for thousands of students each year. And in 2007, Mann was among the crew of 12 brave mariners who completed a 121-day,

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1700-mile reenactment of Captain John Smith’s 1608 voyage as part of Sultana Projects’ Captain John Smith Four Hundred Project on a replica shallop. Mann says, “I’m very excited about the opportunity to return to Sultana Projects and enable more people to get out on the water and develop a better understanding of our connection to the Chesapeake Bay.” Also, this year, to boost the number of students Sultana Projects serves by about 20 percent and to expand its kayaking programs, the organization will add two new seasonal positions. Currently, Sultana Projects provides fun and educational canoe trips for approximately 500 students annually through its John Smith Trail Expeditions program. Thanks to a generous grant from the Davenport Family Foundation last year, Sultana Projects now boasts a mobile rig of 16 kayaks to complement its existing 10-canoe rig. This summer, in addition to its other wide variety of projects and good deeds, Sultana Projects will offer week-long kayaking trips on the Eastern Shore as part of its Chesapeake Adventures summer program. To learn more, visit



f you’re preparing to bring out your kayak, canoe, stand up paddleboard, or other self-propelled boat for some great spring paddling, mark Saturday, March 26 on your calendar, because two great paddling events are planned for that day. Paddlefest at the Annapolis Maritime Museum—Paddlefest is the place to make certain you have all the latest gear for paddling safely and comfortably. Paddlers can learn about local water trails, new federal and state boating laws, new boats, and gear. You can also find out about Operation PaddleSmart and the new PaddleSafe boating course, watch a flare demonstration, turn in outdated flares, purchase new safety equipment, and see a 25-foot U.S. Coast Guard boat. The U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and other paddle-friendly companies and organizations will be on-hand to pass along pertinent paddling information. While you’re enjoying Paddlefest, get a free vessel safety check of your paddleboat and equipment. Just bring your boat and required equipment, which includes life jackets for each person onboard, a sound producing device, and a white light for Follow us!

Paddlers will have their choice of two great events on March 26. Photo courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary

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DOCKTALK dark or low light. Additional recommended equipment includes a first aid kit, lines, safety flares, a de-watering device, and a marine radio. The event, which is part of the Four Rivers’ Maryland Day Celebration, is presented by the Annapolis Maritime Museum and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary; it runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 26, and it’s free and open to the public.;; Sea Kayaking Seminar at West River Center—For new paddlers and those looking to get into sea kayaking, the Chesapeake Paddlers Association will sponsor a one-day seminar called SK 101-Introduction to Sea Kayaking from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 26 at the West River Center, West River, MD. Learn all about different types of kayaks, paddles, gear, and safety equipment. Presentations will cover everything from kayak history and design to practical topics, such as where to paddle and how to choose a car rack. Knowledgeable folks will be available to answer all your questions. Depending upon the

Mr. Pish poses on the Nathan of Dorchester’s helm with David Rust and author K. S. (Kat) Brooks. After putting up with chuckles about his owner’s nickname, Mr. Pish borrowed a life jacket to help promote boating safety for kids, one of his pet projects.

weather and if ice is not an issue, a kayak rescue may be demonstrated. The cost is $25 and includes a light breakfast and lunch. Registration is required. Look for registration forms at local outfitters and on the web at uploads/resources/SK101Flyer2011.pdf, or make a request at Space is limited. Registration deadline is March 15.

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hildren’s book star, Mr. Pish (above), recently took time out of his busy schedule to visit the Skipjack Nathan of Dorchester, which he will feature in his next book. Mr. Pish says, “As a Jack Russell terrier, I have a unique perspective of our great country; I see it from the ground up, so to speak. I’m sturdy and tough and very much on my toes all the time. I also am absolutely fearless. What I really dig is sharing my adventures in a journal called Postcards from Mr. Pish.” Mr. Pish says, “When I’m not writing, eating, sleeping, and getting patted, I stay in shape by swimming, playing with toys, and running on the beach. But my favorite things are going on trips and exploring new places in the United States and Canada. Whether visiting historic sailing and fishing villages, big cities, mountain tops, and beyond, I am always looking forward to my next car or boat trip.” He adds, “My person Kat likes to say, ‘Seeing kids and young adults respond to knowledge about nature and the world around us—watching that light go off in their heads—that’s what it’s all about. Learning should be fun.’” Postcards from Mr. Pish is published by Cambridge Books; each purchase benefits the Arbor Day Foundation’s Nature Explore Program. Mr. Pish adds, “While my litter mates and friends prefer hunting and digging in dens for groundhogs, badgers, and foxes, my tail wags the most when I’m discovering new sights, smells, and sounds above ground and then sharing my tall tales with kids.”

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arinas and waterfront businesses can partner with the BoatU.S. Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water’s Life Jacket Loaner Program for kids. Since 1997, at least three kids have been saved by wearing a BoatU.S. Foundation loaner life jacket. Each year, more than 90,000 life jackets are borrowed for free for a day or weekend from more than 500 loaner sites nationwide. There is no cost to host a loaner site, but applications are due by March 11. Each location accepted into the program will receive a protective container that holds various sized life jackets for kids up to 90 pounds, signage, promotional materials, and easy-to-use sign-out sheets to track usage. Program manager Alanna Keating says, “We provide all of the materials needed for the program. All we ask is that the life jackets are available for free to the boating public in a readily accessible but secure location. We also like hosts to periodically tell us how the program is going.” boatus. com/foundation/ljlp.

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Kids Sailing

What’s more fun than sailing at 18? Photo by Sara Proctor

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ust like book smarts, learning to sail and perfecting your skills all depend on the type of learner you are. Like to take risks without someone looking over your shoulder? Prefer to learn everything you can before you try something out for real? Want to sail and flip a dinghy just for fun? Whether it’s windsurfing, skipping cats across the water, or sailing small or big boats, kids who sail and race learn by doing a mix of all of the above. As to the why, Casey Bailey (age 12) sums it up well, saying, “Sailing makes me feel happy it also makes me feel like I’m free. All my worries leave, and it’s just me and the boat. I have made so many

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crazy. e k i l y Stud Surf the sailing web. new friends because of sailing. Some I see all summer, some are just pen-pals, but I love them all. Sailing taught me that you need to respect the water and other things around you. I also learned teamwork. When sailing, you just have to let yourself go and don’t hold back.” No matter if you dream of racing against your classmates, cruising the Bay with your family and friends, or even crossing the Atlantic, your biggest breakthroughs will come out of the kindness of those who help you along the way. And you never know what adventures await you. Pippin and Paul Calder (ages 11 and nine) say, “Every other year, Daddy sticks

us in a rotten charter boat, picks the biggest storm he can find, and sails us 600 vomiting miles across the Gulf of Mexico. The reason he picks a storm is because the wind and the current are normally against us, but in a storm, the wind is normally with us. This year, Daddy got fed up waiting for a storm, so we left in calm weather, much to his disgust. That night we had stars above and stars below. What were they? Phosphorescence, which we sailed through all night long; we even saw phosphorescent jelly fish. A few days later, we saw hundreds of frigate birds. They fly over the water and grab jumping fish or steal them. They do this by dive bombing other birds, which makes them regurgitate their food. Then the frigate bird grabs the fish before it hits the water. We snorkeled, explored a canal through the mangroves… For the first time in 15 crossings, nobody threw up, except for the birds, of course.” Sailing gives you freedom that you don’t have in your everyday life. Just like learning to drive a car, the more time you spend on different boats and in different conditions, the smarter the sailor you’ll become. Lupe Tucker says, “If I could have learned how to sail when I was a kid, I’d be a much better person today. There is a certain spiritual joy in being out on the water, the spray in your face, eyes squinting in the sun, feeling the rope in your hands that guides the sail, and knowing, with a definite thrill, that your actions, in harmony with the forces of nature, will guide your vessel to your desired destination.” Patrick Downey adds, “The best thing about teaching kids to sail is when they realize they can do it. I love watching kids go from being totally unsure and scared even, to having a big smile on their faces as they cruise across the Bay on their own boat and beg their parents to come back for more.” Obviously, there are many different ways you can learn to sail, but all schools and club-based programs seem to agree that you’ll be delighted by the emotional, physical, and social benefits of the sport. To get started, talk to your parents, and tell them that you’re interested in sailing. Ask them to look into the different options with you. If you’re already plugged into the system, bring a new friend into the sport. If it’s all new to you, get cracking. The season is almost here. Jackory Harris says, “It’s just like Luke Skywalker: ‘May the force be with you.’ But the force was with the wind today.”

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his September, Sheila and I and other members of the Rappahannock River YC cruised to the lower Potomac River for a week, and then they headed back home. We, however, put Wetted Bliss to weather September 8 and set off alone from Breton Bay for Washington, DC. This was something we’ve wanted to do for a while. Wetted Bliss sailed the river on a close port reach with a reefed main and full jib at 6.5 to 8.3 knots of boat speed, including up to 1.4 knots of following current. We dialed in the trim and had a pleasant sail on autopilot, even in 25-knot gusts. Sheila and I delighted in sailing under the U.S. 301 bridge. (I had last sailed under it in 1989 while crewing on a friend’s boat after the Governor’s Cup festivities at St. Mary’s City.) We found a sheltered anchorage well up the Port Tobacco River. The scenery was beautiful, and we had the place to ourselves. So, we were surprised to be hailed on the VHF radio as “That boat anchored in the Port Tobacco River.” Pierre owned a Hunter sailboat like ours and invited us to shore for conversation

and drinks. We thanked him, but declined because we were concerned about leaving the boat alone by herself. The next day, we sailed on a beam reach until the river turned so that the wind was on our nose. We motored into Mattawoman Creek and anchored. All evening, we were entertained and amused by the plethora of small bass boats frantically zooming here and there. On September 10, we sailed under the magnificent new Woodrow Wilson Bridge into Alexandria, VA. There, we enjoyed the Old Dominion Boat Club’s hospitality and a big outdoor party with live music that night. The city welcomed us with the annual Torpedo Factory Art Festival. King Street was packed with various artists’ booths. A highlight was dinner at our favorite restaurant there, The Wharf. The next morning, we dropped lines for the Washington Channel, with a convenient stop at the James Creek Marina for fuel. We anchored out near the Capital YC. General manager, Steve Stanforth, graciously welcomed us. For a small fee, we had access to all of the facilities, including


Deltaville Warm and snug as a bug in a rug… Fulfilling a dream, Steve and Sheila Zukor cruised their Hunter to and from Washington, DC, this fall.

a secure dinghy dock, a laundry, showers, free Internet, a television, and use of the bar with free soft drinks. We spent the next four days seeing the sights and visiting and partying with friends, former colleagues, and cruisers in our anchorage. The icing on the cake was a wonderful dinner at Obelisk to celebrate our 43rd wedding anniversary. In contrast to all the good times we enjoyed in the city, when we returned to Mattawoman Creek September 15, our anchor dragged at 3 a.m., and the anchor rode became one with the keel. Luckily, the anchor snagged something at around 5 a.m. and stopped us in deep water. We were able to determine that the prop and rudder were now clear. So, at daylight, we slacked the anchor rode from the bow while motoring toward the anchor, hoping that by slacking both sides of the wrap, the rode would fall off the keel. It worked. We weighed anchor and sailed uneventfully back to an anchorage up the Port Tobacco River. September 17 brought a nice sail to the West Yeocomico River to anchor in Wilkins Creek, where we saw two bald eagles perched on opposite sides of a large dead tree and enjoyed dinner at the Moorings Restaurant. The nicest surprise of the cruise was our decision to sail into Mill Creek. What a wonderful anchorage! To outdo the West Yeocomico, two more bald eagles graced a tree nearby. But this time, they perched side by side like lovebirds. On our last day, we hoisted the spinnaker as soon as we cleared Mill Creek and flew it all the way down the Bay, behind Windmill Point light, and up to the Route 3 bridge. All in all, what a pleasant and satisfying cruise. Follow us!

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Maritime Seminar Series Thursdays. Annapolis Maritime Museum.


CAPCA Jobs Seminar: “Working Your License” Annapolis Elks Lodge #622, Edgewater, MD. $35 members; $50 non-members.

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Free Seminar 10 a.m. to Noon. West Marine, 113 Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis. Learn about the Box of Rain Foundation.

Eagle Festival Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Cambridge, MD. Guided walks, birds of prey, music, kids’ fun, and more.

Norton Yachts “Everything Sail Seminar!” Norton Yacht Sales, Deltaville, VA.

Free Seminar 10 a.m. to Noon. West Marine, 113 Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis. Spring commissioning with Karl Allen from Karl’s Marine Engine Service.

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Oyster Roast 2 to 5 p.m. Little River Seafood, Burgess, VA. Benefits Smith Point Sea Rescue.


Free Seminars Noon. Saturdays. West River Sailing Club, Galesville, MD. Buy and enjoy lunch and then learn about Matt Rutherford’s single-handed circumnavigation of the Americas as a CRAB fundraiser March 5, topic TBD March 12, “race committee 101” March 19, and Start Sailing Now with SpinSheet’s effervescent Molly Winans March 26.


Bay Winds Pre-Spring Concert 3 p.m. Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD. (410) 956-6201

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The Wee Acorn that Became the Wye Oak Germinates, 1540 Mardi Gras Party like it’s 1999.

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Green Beer Races Hosted by the Eastport Democratic Club in Annapolis. Team relays, races, keg tossing, and a Greenbeerfest!

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The Schooner America Is Discovered Sunk in the St. Johns River, FL, 1862 (The Blockade Runner Is Raised To Serve as a U.S. Navy Vessel)


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Marine Equipment Operator Training Delran, NJ. Marine straddlelift training in a.m. and marine forklift training in p.m. Hosted by the American Boat Builders & Repairers Association. $150 per course.


Free Seminar 7 p.m. Fawcett Boat Supplies, 919 Bay Ridge Road, Annapolis. Air conditioning and heating with Jay Hamilton of Ocean Options.


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The Racing Fishing Schooner Gertrude L. Thebaud Is Launched, 1930 (She Was Built at the A. D. Story Shipyard in Essex, MA)


Ken Walsh in Shady Side 7 p.m. Captain Salem Avery Museum, Shady Side, MD. Learn about his book Family of Freedom: Presidents and African Americans in the White House. For fees, call (410) 266 8846.




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Marine Weather (ASA 119) Course Four days. Zahniser’s Yachting Center, Solomons. $395. First Day of Spring Sunday Conversation with Chesapeake Authors 2 p.m. Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. Free. Deadline for Submitting Applications for Patuxent River Appreciation Day Grants


Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium St. Johns College, Annapolis.


Charity Antiques, Jewelry, and Art Show Waterfowl Building, Easton, MD. Hosted by the Talbot Metal Health Association. (410) 822-0444


Annapolis Oyster Roast Noon to 5 p.m. Annapolis Maritime Museum. For more details, see page 16.


Free Seminar 10 a.m. to Noon. West Marine, 113 Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis. Rockfishing with Capt. Jeff Eichler of Southpaw Fishing.


Hunt for Hampton History: The Civil War 1861 Hampton, VA.

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Maryland Migratory Game Bird Stamp Design Contest Deadline 4 p.m. Marine Electrical Systems: Part 1 of 3 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Stevensville, MD. Six consecutive Mondays. Hosted by the Kent Narrows Sail and Power Squadron. Free Seminar  7 p.m. Fawcett Boat Supplies, 919 Bay Ridge Road, Annapolis. Learn about boaters’ responsibilities with Jeffrey Cole of the USCG.

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Bermuda Ocean Race Seminar: Time and Checklist 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Annapolis. Free and open to the public.


Heavy Seas Real Ale and BBQ Fest Noon to 4 p.m. Clipper City Brewing Company, Baltimore. A finger-lickin’ good gastronomical affair. $49.


Introduction to Sea Kayaking West River Center, West River, MD. Hosted by the Chesapeake Paddlers Association. Register by March 15.


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National Cherry Blossom Festival Washington, DC.

Oyster and Ham Feast Flag Harbor Yacht Haven, St. Leonard, MD.

Cruises Out of Annapolis Watermark offers a variety of cruises and charters on local waters as well as several walking tours around town.

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PaddleFest! Annapolis Maritime Museum. For more details, see page 23.


Rum Punch Challenge 7 to 9 p.m. Gadsby’s Tavern, Alexandria, VA.


The Schooner Bluenose Is Launched at the Smith & Rhuland Yard in Nova Scotia, 1921 (She Was Known as the Queen of the Grand Banks)


Marine Diesel Engine Class Annapolis School of Seamanship. For many more courses, call (410) 263-8848 or visit


Ocean Sailing Seminar Make your offshore passages safer, more comfortable, and more fun. Hosted by the World Cruising Club USA.




Ice Jams Stop the Flow of Water Over Niagara Falls, 1848 Now that’s cold!


Free Seminar 7 p.m. Fawcett Boat Supplies, 919 Bay Ridge Road, Annapolis. Learn about pre-season system checks with Bob Noyce of Noyce Yachts.


U.S. Sailing’s Safe Powerboat Handling Certification Courses Downtown Sailing Center, Baltimore. Six separate 16-hour courses.

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Deadline for “Keep Maryland Beautiful” Grants from Maryland Environmental Trust grant_programs.asp


Deadline for Douglas Hanks Oxford Preservation Award Nominations Oxford Museum, MD. (410) 226-0191

March Racing Thru Mar 27 YC Frostbite Annapolis

Racing Sundays at 1 p.m. for keelboat classes. The event is open to members of the Annapolis YC, Eastport YC, Naval Academy Sailing Squadron, and Severn SA. race.


St. Maarten Heineken Regatta St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles.

24-27 28-Apr 3 

International Rolex Regatta

BVI Spring Regatta and Festival

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Maryland Boatbuilders and Dealers Expo Governors Hall, Sailwinds Park, Cambridge, MD. SpinSheet is a sponsor. sailwindscambridge. com

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Safety-at-Sea Seminar Annapolis. Presented by the Marine Trades Association of Maryland and U.S. Naval Academy.

April Fool’s Day

Oliver Pollack Invents the Dollar Sign, 1778; the Last USCG Radio Navigation Station Still Using Morse Code Transmitted Its Last Message in Chesapeake, VA, 1995; and Burt Reynolds Makes a Splash as a Near-Nude Centerfold in Cosmopolitan Magazine, 1972


Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival Timonium Fairgrounds, MD. Food, drinks, music, seminars, and more.


Project Clean Stream 9 a.m. to Noon. Selected sites in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.


SpinSheet Crew Listing Party South Hampton, VA. Celebrate spring, suds, and sailing.

2-Sep 25

Nationals Baseball Home Games Washington, DC.


A Baptist Preacher Is the First Person To Distill Bourbon Whiskey in America, 1789; Construction Begins on Fallingwater, Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, 1936; Selling Nylon Rope from His Garage, Randy Repass Founds West Coast Ropes, 1968 (In 1975, the Company Becomes West Marine Products and Opens its First Retail Store); Geordie Tocher Sails from British Columbia to Hawaii in a 40-Foot Canoe He Whittled Out of an 800-Year-Old Tree, 1978; and the Poplar Island Restoration Project Begins, 1998

4-Sep 28

Orioles Home Games Baltimore


The Movie “2001: A Space Odyssey” Is Released, 1968 (“I’m Sorry, Dave. I’m Afraid I Can’t Do That”)


The Movie “Dead Calm” Is Released, 1989 (If You See a Guy Madly Rowing a Dinghy Your Way, Don’t Leave Him Alone with Your Beautiful Wife)


Earth Day Celebration Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Cambridge, MD.


Medical Emergencies at Sea: Beyond First Aid Annapolis Elks Lodge #622, Edgewater, MD. For fees, visit


Mr. Pish’s Birthday, 1997 A Jack Russell terrier of Postcards from Mr. Pish fame. For more details, see page 24.


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Rock & Roast Fundraiser 7 to 11 p.m. Annapolis Maritime Museum. Benefits the Box of Rain Foundation.

9-Aug 7

Open Houses 2 to 5 p.m. Five events, one per month. Downtown Sailing Center, Baltimore.

9-Aug 27

Accessible Sailing Saturdays Downtown Sailing Center, Baltimore. People with disabilities can learn to sail.


Author Tom Clancy Is Born in Baltimore, 1947; and Beverly Kelley Assumes Command of the CGC Cape Newagen, 1979 (She Is the First Woman To Command a U.S. Warship)


St. Michaels Single and Tandem Weekend Eastern Shore. (301) 657-4657


Solomons Tiki Bar’s Season Opens!


Fells Point Privateer Day Baltimore. Pub crawl, parties, pirates, tall ships, cannon battles, vendors, and The Brigands.


Oriental In-Water Boat Show Atlantic ICW Milepost 181, Oriental, NC. (252) 249-0228


Yacht Collection Sale Chesapeake Harbour Marina, Annapolis.


Elizabeth River Boat & Nautical Yard Sale & Flea Market Ocean Marine Yacht Center, Portsmouth, VA.

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Grand Opening for Battleship Wisconsin in Norfolk, 2001

International Children’s Festival Mill Point Park, Hampton, VA. Free.


One-Day Sailing Fundamentals Workshop The Cynwyd Club, Bala Cynwyd, PA. Hosted by Philadelphia Sailing Club. Project1:Layout 1

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Special Event Sails on the Woodwind Two 74-foot schooners sail out of Annapolis for lighthouse cruises, brunch and sunset sails, corporate and family events, and more.


Daffy Duck First Appears on the Big Screen in “Porky’s Duck Hunt,” 1937

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Full Moon

SpinSheet Crew Listing Party North 4 to 6 p.m. Annapolis Maritime Museum waterfront. Don’t miss the Start Sailing Now Q&A session at 3 p.m.


Spring Open House 2 to 4 p.m. North East River YC, North East, MD. Learn about all the club offers, in terms of amenities, programs, and party potentials.


Submarine Day: The U.S. Submarine Force Is Established, 1900


Paul Revere Rides Across the Boston Countryside Saying, “The British Are Coming!” 1775

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Build Your Own Northeaster Dory Chesapeake Light Craft, Annapolis. For fees and classes, visit


The Second (Parallel) Span of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel Opens, 1999

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Lima Bean Respect Day

The First Beer Is Brewed in the New World at Sir Walter Raleigh’s Colony in Virginia, 1587 (Right-minded Colonists sent requests to England for better brews)

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St. Michaels WineFest Winos welcomed throughout town.

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Samuel Finley Breese Morse of Morse Code Fame Is Born, 1791

Severn River Association Turns 100! 8 p.m. Governor Calvert House, 58 State Circle, Annapolis. $50; $60 after April 6.

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Bay Bridge Boat Show Bay Bridge Marina, Kent Island, MD.

28-May 1

DelMarVa Birding Weekend Travel by foot, kayak, canoe, or boat with experienced guides.

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Ward World Championship Roland E. Powell Convention Center, Ocean City, MD.

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 Sperry Top-Sider National Offshore One Design Regatta Annapolis.


Sharps Island Race Hosted by Southern Maryland SA.

Working Waterman’s Weekend Deltaville (VA) Maritime Museum.


Atlantic Coast Kite Festival Oceanfront Inn, Virginia Beach, VA.


East Coast She Crab Soup Classic Noon to 4 p.m. Virginia Beach, VA.


Oxford Day Oxford, MD. Parade, competitions, a dog show, live music, fine food, and more fine family fun.


Paddle for the Border Paddle the Dismal Swamp Canal between South Mills, NC, and Chesapeake, VA.


Virginia’s State Flag Is Adopted, 1861; and Thunderstorms Flood U.S. Route 50 on Kent Island and Cause a 17-Mile-Long Traffic Jam, 1990

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Cherry Blossom Regatta Hosted by Dangerfield Island SC. Charleston Race Week

AYC Spring One Design Regatta Annapolis.

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Pink Moon Regatta Hosted by Havre de Grace YC.


ICA Master and Youth Slalom World Championships Windfreaks, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles.

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Chesapeake Rambler

with Fred Miller

The Ghost of Sam Lorea Sam Lorea’s Tavern, Dock Street. (L to R): Gene Griscom, Spike Webb, and Sam Lorea. From the Collection of the Maryland State Archives


f you have been around Annapolis for long, you’ve heard of the legendary Sam Lorea and his seedy Lorea’s Tavern at 136 Dock Street. We can nearly conjure Bogey himself talking about a nasty yet beloved little hole-in-the-wall known by the locals as “Sham’s” place, down on what was the dirty, unappreciated, and largely undeveloped Annapolis waterfront. How indeed could you not have heard of the place, even if you arrived recently? I bet

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I’ve seen 25 articles in as many years about Lorea’s. It’s been a publisher’s favorite for decades precisely because of its funky and, ahm, adjustable local history. Sam has become a character of wide repute. A reformed alcoholic said to have nearly drowned at the city docks, Sam Lorea (Low-RAY) had first been a greengrocer, across the “square” at what became Riordan’s. “He lost everything, quit drinking, and opened a bar,” recalls Robert Campbell

II, whose family, the Campbell auctioneers, have lived downtown for generations. The bar opened in 1941. Jane Campbell-Chambliss, Robert’s sister, spent time in Lorea’s “from the time I was four or five. Sam was my adopted grandfather.” Not really related, he was close to their entire family. “Sam rented a third floor apartment from us, next door to the saloon,” recalls Robert. Lorea’s establishment—it was a dirty little working man’s bar filling a growing need as the state capital burgeoned—attracted a wide variety of clientele, from watermen and military and government officials to St. John’s students, Academy personnel, lawyers, and legislators. You could say that by the early seventies, it had gone viral, it was so popular. In Lorea’s heyday, sailors would gather there after races, even before the late and lamented Marmaduke’s Pub was an Eastport fixture. With four booths on the left and the bar counter with stools running about two-thirds of the right hand side, there was little floor space left over. Cases of beer were always stacked in the customer area, and the place would fill up quickly with a legal capacity of 44. In warm weather, customers would spill out onto the sidewalk. Campbell recalls that in 1971, the city took notice and pressured Sam, who went to Campbell’s father, then on the city council. It developed that any merchant could use some portion of the sidewalk in front of his store. Sam painted a two-inch yellow stripe on the pavement, marking a rectangle inside which patrons would stand. Problem solved. If you never got the chance to experience Sam’s 15-cent Munich beers or his acerbic wit and intensely conservative politics, his

hand-lettered poems and hatred of longhaired hippies, know that your opportunity ended shortly before the Fourth of July, 1973, the date of patriot Lorea’s funeral at St. Mary’s. Born March 22, he was a wellsqueezed 80. But today, should you seek the hallowed ground which was Lorea’s Tavern, just visit the sidewalk outside of what is now the Dock Street Bar & Grill on the city waterfront. The yellow rectangle is long gone. All who frequented Lorea’s recall the filthy interior of the little bar. The pressed tin ceiling had never been cleaned, insists yacht surveyor Fred Hecklinger. “It was orange from all the smoke.” The establishment offered a variety of low-priced bottled beers, no draft. Call that Sam’s business model. There was no pretense in Lorea’s or its customers or its owner. Décor and pleasantries had no use. Sam ran the place on a shoestring and had modest expectations. It was his private club, and you were a member only at his pleasure. If he didn’t like your politics or your long hair or anything else, you’d be asked to leave and none too politely. Pictures of Spiro Agnew and Nixon graced the walls. Sam’s conservatism and respect (and a free drink) for anyone in uniform was well based. He went to war in 1917, and the U.S. Marines saved his life at Argonne. He loved America and hated anything that looked or talked like the enemy. Opening was loosely mid-morning, and Sam would close down, famously, at about seven, announcing that “A man should be home with his wife and children.” “There were these big, dirty ceiling fans,” remembers Hecklinger, who knows something about Annapolis’s waterfront history. “You know how they get sticky and dusty? In the summertime, Sam would just go around and turn the fans off. You had to leave, ‘cause it would get so hot.” In winter, he’d just kill the lights. Whenever Lorea’s is discussed, many remember Florence Dorsey, an enterprising woman who for years peddled her 50-cent crabcake-on-a-Saltine around the City Dock. “Crab cake lady!” she would call out. “Flo was the only outside business Sam allowed inside the saloon,” recalls Campbell-Chambliss. “At first, Flo had a basket she carried, covered with a clean checkered towel.” Later, Flo requisitioned

a grocery cart from the A&P lot to hold her crabcakes. They were served with a dollop of plain yellow mustard, applied by the customer. Years ago, Jackie Lewnes of Eastport told me she’d worked at A&P in 1942, and Flo was selling crabcakes back then.”

Lorea fell ill in the summer of 1973, and Campbell was asked to run things for awhile. After several months and a heart attack, Sam died, and Campbell kept shop for a while longer. It just wasn’t the same. Better opportunities arose for him, and Lorea’s Tavern was no more. After a big funeral, where gold-braid mourned next to no-socks, Sam was buried at the St. Mary’s cemetery on West Street (section B, lot 28). As you would expect, in the postLorea decades, a progression of names has graced the signage over the door at 136 Dock Street. After Lorea’s Tavern finally closed, Fiddler’s Green opened there, with the more upscale Pauvre Papillon on the second floor. Then in 1979, both were replaced by Mums, which stayed until 1996. Ego Alley was there until the fall of 2005, when the current occupant, Dock Street

“In Lorea’s heyday, sailors would gather there after weekend races, even before the late and lamented Marmaduke’s Pub was an Eastport fixture.”

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“Flo always sold her crabcakes on Friday,” (Pride of Baltimore) shipwright Melbourne Smith told me some years back, “That was payday, and she covered the waterfront, from Pinkney Street down to the creek.” Poor and black, Flo had a short commute. She lived on Fleet St., just past Cornhill fork. Hecklinger describes her as lean and wiry, with pleasant features and disposition. “She’d often appear in a housedress with a cardigan sweater pulled over it,” recalls Hecklinger. “Sometimes she made Deviled Crab, and she’d serve it right inside the crab shell.” What Health Department? Inside Lorea’s, Sam would slip her one or two free shots of whiskey. As with any local legend, a story grows with re-telling. One yarn tells of a find revealed only after Sam’s death. Upstairs, some say, a huge cache of liquor was found hidden behind the walls, as Sam was fearful of a return to Prohibition. Campbell says it ain’t so, and he would know. Not many people know that Lorea’s was the home address of a paper yacht club, which held meetings of its few members there on Saturday mornings, as soon as Sam would open around 10 a.m. or so. The Acton Cove YC, with perhaps a dozen regular members, would have breakfast beers, decide whose boat they were on that day, and then go sailing. Dale Rausch, U.S. Coast Guard Captain (retired), was 21 at the time, and would attend these gatherings with his late father Martin Rausch. Tom Worthington, Tom Leitch, and others were regulars. Imagine. A yawwt club at Lorea’s.

Bar & Grill, opened. I think the ghost of Sam Lorea might not like it now, what his little place has become. If so, he certainly wouldn’t keep it a secret. Full disclosure. I truly wish I could claim to have experienced the bouquet and atmosphere of Lorea’s Tavern. Like Woodstock, it would have been a nice line item for the resume, but history once writ does not change. About the Author: Past commodore of the Eastport YC and SpinSheet columnist since the early days, Fred Miller spends too much time working on his 41-foot ketch, Julie Marie. Contact him at

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where we with Kim Couranz

Save the Bay, Eat a Ray

“Save the Bay, eat a ray.” At least that’s what some suggest. Cownose rays are native to the Chesapeake Bay, and they play a unique role in the ecosystem. These rays first grabbed the

just a tad more indiscriminate in their eating. They feed on oyster beds with startling efficiency, and they don’t stick around to clean up the chaos they create on the reefs and underwater grasses. With oyster numbers at roughly one percent their historic levels, any noticeable predation on the oyster population is bound to raise some hackles. So, if the cownose rays seem to be eating too many oysters, how do we remedy the problem? Some have proffered marketing cownose rays as the next hot seafood species. You may actually have eaten ray in the past. Until the government found out and cracked down on the practice, some

sharks are eating fewer rays? The bottom line is that currently, we just don’t know enough to make any drastic decisions one way or the other. Let’s study the population, its dynamics, and its effects more before we step into anything we can’t reverse by turning the Chesapeake Bay cownose ray population into a commercial fishery. On a personal note, turns out I have been writing this “Where We Sail” column since July 2007. “Back then” it was a bit of a novelty to add in a column focused not only on SpinSheet’s forté, the people and places of the Bay, but also how we can better appreciate and care for our Chesapeake. The SpinSheet editorial staff real-

“They feed on oyster beds with startling efficiency, and they don’t stick around to clean up the chaos they create on the reefs and underwater grasses…”

headlines more than 400 years ago when Captain John Smith was stung by a ray’s toxinladen spine while fishing off the mouth of the Rappahannock River. That location is fittingly known as Stingray Point. Today, we sailors (especially dinghy sailors) may catch our breath when we see what looks like the dorsal fin of a shark dancing in the water near our suddenly seemingly insubstantial vessel… but it well could be just the tip of a wing of a ray as it meanders through the water, flapping its wings for propulsion. Today, cownose rays (Rhinoptera bonasus) are in the news for another reason—their appetite. They love oysters. Can’t say I blame them. But the rays are 42 March 2011 SpinSheet

unscrupulous sellers would sell cut-up portions of ray as scallops. Clearly, they are edible. The rays, that is—I’ll pass on my serving of fishmonger. Fishermen may not be all that keen on the idea. Rays tend to put up a long fight and then only provide about five pounds of edible meat. Seems to me like lots of work for small reward. But if we were to declare the cownose ray as a Bay critter we want to buy in supermarkets, then it would become a species on which peoples’ lives depend. Not a decision to be taken lightly. Another aspect to explore is whether all this apparent buffet-eating of oysters by rays is really the fault of the rays. Are there really all that many more rays today, or does it just seem that there are? Perhaps the amount of oysters they eat has remained constant, but it has become a larger percentage as the oyster population has declined? And if there are more rays after all, why is that? Could it be that the decline in the native shark population (you can’t completely disregard the potential that that fin is a shark, not a ray) means that fewer

ized that the Bay is truly our Bay and that we all need to learn more about it to best protect it; I thank them for their support of “Where We Sail.” Three and a half years later, it’s terrific to see that this column is not the only place in the magazine where such themes can be found. But after writing nearly 40 columns on this topic, I’ll admit, I’m a little fried. I’m going to hop a few pages over to write a new column (catchy title still to be determined) on the topic that first drew me to reading SpinSheet—small-boat racing. I’ll see you there—and I’ll see you on the water! About the Author: Annapolis sailor Kim Couranz, who has been writing about Bay-related issues for SpinSheet for three and a half years, will begin a new small boat racing column starting in the April issue. Regular SpinSheet contributors and guest writers will write the Where We Sail column in the future. Send ideas to

Making Lemonade by Steve Mitchell

Karl Hertag and the author reconnecting on the water.


Mitchell’s friends reintroduced the dedicated single-hander to the joys of sailing with pals. Alan Grubb, Debbie Jenson-Grubb, and the author. Photo courtesy of Todd Hebb

e all know the trite phrase “If with the goal of one day operating a “boat life gives you lemons, make and breakfast” business in Annapolis. They lemonade.” Unfortunately, had taken a sailing course in Annapolis and three years ago, life handed me a huge were eager to sail with me to gain more basket of lemons in the form of a debiliexperience. tating stroke. About this same time, I was particiDuring my recovery, I found that makpating in a long-term stroke rehab study ing lemonade for me took the form of givco-sponsored by the University of Marying others the chance to learn about sailing land Hospital and the Baltimore Veterans or to improve their sailing skills on my Administration Hospital. My participation Pearson 33-2 Inner Voice. Long a dediin that study produced yet another conneccated single-hander, I physically couldn’t tion with a want-to-be sailor. Todd Hebb handle the boat and suddenly needed crew was participating in a parallel rehab study to go sailing. As soon as I was able, I confor people with Parkinson’s disease. Todd nected with friends both old and new to get out on the water. “Sailing was a tonic for me, That first year, sailing buddies Mike giving me even more incentive Lehmkuhl and Karl Hertag took me to rehabilitate.” out either on Inner Voice or on their boats. They saw to it that I got time on the water. Of course, my main tasks at turned out to be a life-long powerboater first were limited to steering or staying out with an interest in learning how to sail. of their way—about the only jobs I could (After leaving his study, he bought a 24handle until I got stronger. Sailing was a foot Bristol sailboat, which he is currently tonic for me, giving me even more incenrehabbing in the Middle River area.) To tive to rehabilitate. introduce him to what sailing is all about, I also reconnected with Ben Harhe joined the merry group of crew on Inner ris, a friend of 40 years. We had worked Voice. together many years ago, and Ben has the We all have had many relaxing sails distinction of introducing me to sailing on Inner Voice and even a few exhilaratin the 1970s. Ben accompanied me for ing ones. (One summer squall with winds many walks early in my rehab. During over 45 knots in Eastern Bay stands out in one of our walks, he told me he had been particular. Hertag and his son-in-law Todd thinking about getting back into sailing. I Green were crew for that one.) In addijumped at the chance for him to join me. tion to numerous day sails, these folks have He became reliable crew while also joining joined me for several overnight rendezvous the Downtown SC in Baltimore to give with the Pearson SA in some of the most him even more experience. beautiful anchorages in the northern part I also discovered that my yoga teacher, of the Bay. Debbie Jensen-Grubb, and her husband, They even volunteered to help with boat Alan Grubb, were learning how to sail maintenance. Last spring, Debbie and Follow us!

Alan learned the joys of sanding and painting the bottom. At the end of the day, I asked Debbie what she had learned. “When we get our boat, we’re paying the marina to paint the bottom,” she said with a laugh. At least I think she laughed. Ben, Debbie, and Alan helped with the fall lay-up tasks of removing and folding the sails, washing and waxing the deck, along with changing the engine oil and oil filter and the transmission oil. To sum it all up, they all also helped me get time on the water—a tonic for whatever ails any sailor. They reintroduced me to the social joys of sailing with others. Thus, while they may have learned something from me, I also have learned from them. This article wouldn’t be complete without a big thank you to my wife Linda. While she is a non-sailor, she has encouraged me to go sailing as much as I can, as long as I stay safe, of course. Her love, strength, and encouragement have helped me tremendously in the last three years. The Broman family and staff at Oak Harbor Marina also deserve a big thank you for their assistance and encouragement. They moved Inner Voice to a better slip and modified it for me with a hand rail and larger landing for the finger pier. They also keep an eye out for the boat when I can’t get down there. This personal adversity has turned into a “win-win” for me and my friends. Lemonade never tasted so good. About the Author: Longtime SpinSheet writer Steve Mitchell sails his Pearson 33-2 Inner Voice out of Oak Harbor Marina in Pasadena, MD.

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Packing for

by Andy Schell


he clock says it’s 4:30 a.m. I’ve already been awake for an hour, shoveling snow at my parents’ house in Pennsylvania. We got over a foot last night, and the morning is peculiarly bright, illuminated from the ground up, despite the sun’s absence for another few hours or so. Ironically, it will be summer in about 18 hours. My dad and I are flying to the Panama Canal this morning (God willing and the airport’s open) and will make our way to the Balboa YC, where somewhere among the cruising boats and mega yachts is a Passport 40 named Ornen that Dad and I are delivering north to Fort Lauderdale, FL. I’ve been home for only three days, running around like an idiot trying to get ready. Work on Monday to wrap up the last job I had; Annapolis on Tuesday to get my sailing gear off my boat and pick up a ridiculously heavy box of running rigging that we’re supposed to drag along; and the vet with Oatmeal (my dog) on Wednesday after a long run with her through the snow-covered wilderness in Pennsylvania. Most of last evening was spent organizing my gear and trying to pack everything. Not knowing for sure what equipment the boat already has on it (likely not much, as it’s a brokerage boat that was just sold), we have to take the essentials with us: foulies and boots; three harnesses and the jack line; my handheld GPS and VHF; bags of spare batteries; my headlamp; my rigging tools (and the beautiful new Myerchin rigging knife Dad got me for my birthday); my chartplotting tools (and the charts on which to use them); the EPIRB; a nautical almanac (to pass the time identifying stars at night); the aforementioned running rigging I picked up from Southbound, my former employers; my thermos; my all-important percolator (I am genuinely 44 March 2011 SpinSheet


annoying when it comes to my coffee); and finally, enough clothing to cover the tropics and the potentially chilly Florida Keys. We’re starting the adventure in Balboa, on the Pacific side of the canal, so technically, we’ll be covering two oceans on the voyage. I am eagerly awaiting the canal transit, something I’ve read about extensively and which I never thought I’d actually do until deciding to go there on my own boat in the distant future. The delivery itself is about The author and 1400 miles and his dad, partners will take us first in business and adventure-seeking. northwest along the Central American coast toward Cancun, where we’ll slide

Dad’s boats (all named Sojourner) were always based in Rock Hall, MD, when I was younger. It was an easier drive down the rural Eastern Shore from Reading, PA. We’d pass the Amish horses and buggies, and I knew we were getting closer when we crossed the bridge over the C&D Canal. In those days, our destinations were Dobbins Island in the Magothy (where one could actually go exploring ashore before the fence). Or Baltimore, where we’d anchor in the Inner Harbor and dinghy around the submarine to the little dock by the Aquarium. Fairley Creek was a favorite for the slushies and the hotel pool (not to mention the mini golf). Of course, Annapolis quickly became my favorite, even as a five-year-old. I’d eventually move there after college. We never got too far afield on the Bay (though we did make it all the way to the Bahamas when I was nine), but just through the 90getting somemile gap separatwhere meant ing Mexico from something. Cuba and follow Now, as the Gulf Stream the hour of back east. Our our departure first planned stop approaches is Key West, FL, for the bigThe author (left) and his where we’ll pick gest offshore dad have been sailing together for a long time. up the anxious voyage of my new owner, who short profeswill join us for sional career, the last leg up to Fort Lauderdale. The I can’t help but reflect on how we got here. run north should be a reach if the trades I called my business Father & Son Sailing remain from the east as they should. Once for the sole fact that Andy Schell Sailing into the Gulf Stream however, we’ll hope spells ASS. Yet of the six deliveries I did for a following westerly breeze, as the curthis year, four of them included Dad. It’s rent runs up to four knots in the Straits of awesome to share these experiences with Florida and can kick up some exciting seas him. He taught me everything I know in a contrary wind. after all, and frankly, he simply can’t resist All of this would seem to have nothing an offshore trip. I’m thrilled to have him to do with the Chesapeake, of course. But along. it does. Growing up on the Bay, I dreamed of sailing further afield. Even as a kid, I’d About the Author: An Annapolis based captreasure our destination cruises far more tain and liveaboard sailor, Andy Schell writes than daysails that returned us to the same about his teachings and travels in SpinSheet. port.

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bought Liberty, a 1980 Morgan 46, this past summer in Rhode Island. Elisabeth, the previous owner’s daughter, had agreed to help sail her back to my homeport in Virginia, despite the fact that she had only known me a few short weeks, and most of our conversations were via e-mail. In that short time, we had found that we had a lot in common and a similar outlook on life. She was beautiful, intelligent, easygoing, and an accomplished sailor... in short, the perfect crewmember for the voyage. Liz and I spent the first few days in port getting Liberty ready. When the day finally came to cast off the lines and head out for the Atlantic Ocean, we got about a half hour away from the marina when the autopilot stopped working. Liz got to see a bit of my bad side as I cussed and ranted about how much it was going to cost me in time and money. She handled it with grace and soon had me laughing at myself. Because we were so close, we headed back to the marina, not knowing how long the fix would take. Thankfully, I found a broken power lead and had it repaired in an hour. The next day as the sun came up, we again headed out of Narragansett Bay. As Liberty chugged along under power, the day seemed perfect, except for the lack of any real sailing wind. Once we were out of the bay, we turned south toward our day’s destination of Fishers Isle, NY. After seven hours of motoring, we rounded the southern tip of Fishers Isle and headed up into West Bay where we dropped anchor in a beautiful bay surrounded by sumptuous vacation homes. Elisabeth cooked dinner, and we enjoyed her marvelous cooking in the cockpit of Liberty while watching the sunset. That evening while sitting on deck, we found more in common, as we realized our fingers fit together and her hand sat in mine at just the right angle. The next morning, we decided to go offshore, sailing overnight for two nights to Cape May, NJ, and arriving there just after dawn on the third day. After a careful check of the weather, we left that afternoon, sailing around Montauk Point in the evening and off into the Atlantic as the sun set on two- to three-foot seas and light Follow us!

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dar range in tight and checked the AIS dis- affectionate as we teased each other and winds. That night, I scored two firsts: first play. There was nothing there. If the moon bantered like old friends. overnight spent under way and first time were still up, I thought, it would shed more When we reached Cape May, NJ, we more than 25 miles offshore. found that none of the marinas had space light. Wait a minute, the moon... where As we sailed into the darkness, it was for us. We found a spot to anchor just off was it? The direction she was pointing was strange to feel the ship rock and splash to the west. “Could you have seen the last the U.S. Coast Guard station and tried to into the swells without being able to see them. My eyes stayed peeled as I scanned the horizon for traffic. My watch was uneventful, and it “Normally, I might have been a little nervous sleeping was with grateful and tired eyes below while someone I hardly knew took responsibility for that I watched Liz come up the my boat, but with Liz, there was a familiarity and trust…” companionway hatch as if on cue at midnight. Normally, I might have been a little nervous sleepget a few hours sleep. After being constantly light of the moon setting?” I tried to ask ing below while someone I hardly knew without embarrassing her. “Uh oh,” she awakened by the busy boat traffic nearby, we took responsibility for my boat, but with said.” Liz had glanced up just in time to see decided to leave Cape May that afternoon Liz, there was a familiarity and trust that I the moon dip below the horizon and it had and catch the tide up the Delaware River for could not put into words.   another all-nighter to the Chesapeake. We looked like a close stern light. Our concern Liz woke me around 2 a.m. to come motored out the Cape May jetty and into the up and take a look at something. I threw turned to relief and laughter as we realized Delaware just in time to catch the incoming what had happened.     my clothes on and came up to the cockpit tide. With a nice 10-knot breeze, we were Day three brought clear skies but calm where she was anxiously scanning the horiable to raise the sails and cut off the motor zon. “Right over there, at two o’clock I saw winds. We motor-sailed along about 75 for a few hours to enjoy what sailing is all to 100 miles off the New York coast with a bright white light, like a boat that was about: silence and peacefulness.   nothing but water as far as we could see. very close, then it disappeared.” I scanned Once the sun dipped below the horizon, We got along like two peas in a pod, and the horizon and saw nothing. Worried the breeze died. Reluctantly, we started about an imminent collision, I drew the ra- I could feel the relationship growing more

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Liberty’s engine again. Navigation was easy, and I found the C&D Canal entrance with no problem. We made good time and entered the headwaters of the Chesapeake at 3 a.m. Not wanting to try anchoring in unfamiliar waters in the dark, we decided to continue down the Bay until sunrise. While we soldiered on, my tired eyes played a cruel trick on me. As I peered intently into the darkness, I suddenly saw the grey concrete leg of a bridge looming out of the dark dead ahead. My sleep-deprived brain could not figure it out, as there was no bridge depicted on the chart. I executed an emergency turn to port, turning off the autopilot and throwing the wheel hard over. Strangely, the bridge leg stayed in front of the boat. I suddenly realized that my fatigued brain was tricked into thinking the tan cover on the furled jib was the leg of a bridge. Fully awake now, I breathed a sigh of relief. We arrived at the Rock Hall harbor just after sunrise and tied up to the public bulkhead. Liz and I held hands as we walked into town for breakfast, talking animatedly about our nighttime adventure down the Chesapeake. When we returned to Liberty,

we found a robust wind was pushing her against the wall. I was dismayed to see that the fenders we put out were not enough to keep her from bumping against the piling and chipping paint. My baby! I was tired and upset about the damage, so when Liz made an innocent comment about it just being paint, I snapped a sarcastic reply at her. Liz recognized my stress and let it slide. Instead, she set to work helping to figure out how we could keep Liberty off the wall. An hour or so later, and with the boat adequately protected, I felt guilty about my anger earlier and apologized. “No problem, you were tired,” was her reply. Wow, she had seen me at my worst and had not been fazed. Women like that do not come along often. Exhausted, we retired early that night to be rested for the next day’s sail. The last couple of days were an easy sail down the Chesapeake and up the Potomac River to my home port of Colonial Beach, VA. As we entered our last hours of the journey, Liz and I both felt a sadness that our sailing adventure was coming to an end, but also a happiness that the adventure of getting to know each other better was still ahead of us.  

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magine, on a whim that has been dormant for years, you announce to your 17-year-old daughter that today is the day that you’ll be taking up fly fishing together. You might say something like this: “Drop what you’re doing, kid; we’re going to the bait shop to pick up camouflage hip waders, rods, reels and tackle, pheasant feathers, mule-hair, two cans of pheromones, frog eggs, and other slimy supplies for tying flies. We’ll head into the basement for the rest of winter to get ready. This spring, we’ll drive 10 hours north, and we’ll wade into an icy stream in the middle of the night in a dark forest on the off chance that we might catch a fish that we’ll have to throw back. It’ll be great! I used to do it with Grandpa when I was a kid. Just you and me. What do you say? Oh, and let’s rent ‘A River Runs Through It’ tonight. You don’t have any plans, right?” I’m guessing she might text a friend about her nutcase dad (or mom) and then tell you, in so many words, to pound sand. Well, to be fair, that’s what my daughter would do. I can’t speak for yours. But who is to blame her? She’s got serious stuff going on at 17: that boyfriend, her Irish dance career (no matter that she’s not Irish), studying for the SATs, and trying out for American Idol. And there is a DJ at school tonight. Busy. Sorry. Your family fly fishing aspirations? Put them back on the shelf where they belong. You never should have brought it up. I’ve been lucky to spend the better part of the last two years traveling and listening to sailors share their ideas about my book Saving Sailing. I can report that the situation is about the same everywhere. Most American sailors are boomers, and they sail with other boomers. Every town has a decent junior program with many enthused kids in it. Some high school and college kids and young adults sail, but when they marry and have their own kids, they usually quit. The pressures of modern parenting make them do it. Sailing is impossible with babies and toddlers. You have to swim to sail and be at least eight years old. Grade schoolers must be signed up for 10 extracurriculars to find one that fits. Middle school and high school-aged kids need to focus; to do one thing and do it well, to have the best chance at a large college scholarship or better, an Olympic medal. Helicopter, soccer, and Tiger moms and dads unite! (Author’s italics denote sharp sarcasm.)

Invariably, in these Saving Sailing discussions, there will be a college kid or a young couple who aspires to sail long into the future and who is genuinely concerned that their own love of sailing will fall victim to parenthood, when and if that happens. They’re there to ask how to prevent it. I respond with the hypothetical tale of almost fly-fishing with a teen daughter. And then I ask what would have happened if they had not put fishing or sailing on the back-burner between childhood and late parenthood? What if the daughter had been fishing or sailing since she was born? What if she wore a lifejacket and learned to swim while learning to sail? Do you think she would be any less of a student having spent years learning about weather, wind, energy, and water? Think she would be any less attractive as a candidate for a college scholarship as a skilled and savvy outdoors-woman? Think she would tell you to pound sand if you asked her to go with you on

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any given Saturday, after 17 years of fishing or sailing? Think she’d think you were a nutcase for having the idea in the first place? Of course fishing and sailing are not impossible with babies and toddlers. They never were. Parents can make provisions. They always have. A sailboat (or a fishing boat) can be outfitted with a car seat and the kids dressed in the right clothes and safety equipment and slathered with sunscreen. The format can be adjusted to accommodate the special needs of these tiny people. Grade schoolers might try as many things as they think might be interesting, but not if it gets in the way of fun outdoor family time. Given the chance to learn among adults, kids of any age will certainly learn special skills and lessons that can never be taught indoors or in packs of like-aged kids. Middle and high schoolers can focus just as well on something they like to do with mom or dad, as they do without. Perhaps most importantly, kids who are familiar with nature

and who value intergenerational experiences are much less likely to develop video game or other media consumption habits. They’re aware of a far better alternative. Guiding these choices and creating these opportunities are among the central roles of the modern American parent. The first step in finding time for family sailing is to never stop sailing in the first place. Author’s Note: I am pleased to report that in most U.S. cities there is at least one sailing organization that would be eager to help young parents make these choices and create these opportunities. If you can’t find one, email me at About the Author: Nicholas Hayes, author of the book Saving Sailing, sails with his teenaged daughters and wife on their B-32 Syrena out of Milwaukee, WI.

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Going Electric


he October 2009 issue of SpinSheet featured an excellent article called “Sailing Healing” written by Stephanie Stone, which effectively captured the essence of why we sail. Achieving that perfect balance under sail leaves you with a visceral connection to the wind, water, and boat that is so hard to put into words. Sailing “in the groove,” as racing crews call it, is a natural high that even offsets the lingering smell of engine exhaust from motoring out to the sailing grounds. Most of the slips in which our boats live are not easily navigated by wind and sail alone, so we keep the iron genny in service to make docking a far less stressful activity. Many of us also keep them for the fickle winds of July and August when we must often succumb to the daily routine of having to be somewhere at some particular time. Aside from the obvious problems the sailing purist has with engines including oil leaks, fuel storage, that infernal noise, and the unique smell of oil, fuel, and exhaust, there are infinitely more things prone to fail as opposed to only two things that should go right—forward and reverse prop rotation. This imposes a requirement for our constant attention to those little details, since failures always occur at the most inopportune time. Breakdowns can turn a relaxing day of sailing into a nightmarish memory, something every sailor with an engine has experienced at one time or another. My shifter cable failing while docking motivated my switch to a pure electric drive motor. Now there is very little to go wrong, and spare parts are negligible. Moving the throttle forward, the nearly silent spin of the shaft and prop can be

heard; otherwise, there is complete silence as if sailing without sails. On those windless days of summer, you simply push the throttle slightly forward while under sail to maintain headway and still have that feeling of sailing. Everyone around you wonders how you captured the wind as they sit in irons not realizing you’re motor sailing, since there is no tell-tale exhaust or cooling water discharge visible. An electric engine conversion might sound complicated, but in fact, couldn’t be easier. Anyone of better than average abilities could design his own configuration. However, buying a pre-engineered system from one of the few reputable companies will inevitably be more economical and certainly less frustrating. This was my

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normal. Annually, I’ll look at the brushes, check the belt for wear, ensure all bolts are torqued properly, and check wires for any signs of corrosion. A nice feature of some systems is the ability to regenerate power back into the battery banks while under sail. This feature is not as practical as it might sound, though. To achieve maximum efficiency, there must be sufficient wind to get to five or six knots where you can certainly regenerate the power it took to motor into and out of your slip in an afternoon of sailing. Since the batteries are the fuel for these systems, it is strongly recommended you get to know exactly how battery technology works, especially the particular technology you choose for your own purposes. You never want to drain your battery bank beyond 80 percent of capacity regardless of chemistry. I always attempt to keep it below a 50-percent discharge before recharging. Sticking to this regimen gives me a 30-percent reserve capacity for those rare times when I’ll really need it. The different battery chemistries available require special consideration in regards to how they are recharged. Learning these specifics will ensure your investment in batteries is maximized. One final consideration is the prop. Most props will work fine; although, it makes sense to optimize your prop to take full advantage of the electric motor. Electric motors deliver much higher shaft horsepower evenly throughout the full range of speeds so you can maximize thrust through larger diameter, greater pitch, or both. This is one reason why an electric motor need only be 20 percent or less the equivalent rated horsepower of gas or diesel engines. This has resulted in more instantaneous response when going

“I can cruise at four to five knots for up to 25 nautical miles or plenty of run time for a daysail on the Bay before needing a recharge.”

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chosen approach, and installation was a snap. The actual engine including motor, controller, and mounts was installed and aligned with the prop-shaft within 30 minutes. Add another hour to run wire to the throttle quadrant in the cockpit, and short of the batteries, the installation was complete. The final step is to figure out where to put all those extra batteries that will become your renewable fuel source. Fortyeight volts at 250 amps are more than sufficient to propel my 30-foot Tartan to near hull speed. I can cruise at four to five knots for up to 25 nautical miles or plenty of run time for a daysail on the Bay before needing a recharge. Maintenance is minimal. Once monthly, the wet cell batteries are checked to ensure fluid level and specific gravity are

from forward to reverse on my own boat. Using a 12/12 three-blade prop, the boat moves at a few knots of speed at only 10 amps of load versus 20 amps with my old 12/7 two blade. In theory, I could travel up to 40 nautical miles before needing a recharge at this lower current draw. As Stone attempted to put into words, that visceral feeling we strive for is when the sails are perfectly trimmed, the bow is cutting through the waves like a hot knife through butter, and all seems in perfect harmonious balance; it too is difficult to put into words the feeling when you kick that throttle forward and magically the boat starts to move. Without having cranked, sputtered, spit, and grumbled, you move in silence at least until the next high-powered muscle boat zooms by. It is no longer an oxymoron for a sailor to enjoy motoring… if you go electric. About the Author: Wayne Steeves has been sailing and racing in the Bay for nearly 30 years and is an advanced technology consultant in his spare time. He currently daysails and cruises the Bay in his good old Tartan 30 under electric propulsion.

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Bay Marinas 2011

Life at the Marina M

uh-ree-nuh. That’s the place the dictionary defines as “a boat basin offering dockage and other services.” It’s a big concept encompassing both the high-end resort marina with tennis courts and honeymoon suites and the tired little boatyard hidden down the creek with two docks, a parking lot, and a bathroom if you’re lucky. The Chesapeake Bay is home to resort marinas, tiny hidden ones, and all types in between. The longer you sail on the Bay and the more widely you cruise and race, the more diverse and interesting marinas you will discover. From the window of the SpinSheet offices in the Eastport section of Annapolis on Back Creek, we can see a number of marinas that fit in the “in between” category: a few modest marinas with parking lots, bathroom facilities, and a dozen slips with electrical hookups; Annapolis Landing Marina with its pool, fuel dock, restaurant, offices, and few dozen slips; and Bert Jabin’s Yacht Yard with full-service facilities, including a 50-ton TravelLift, a dry boatel, an array of onsite service providers, and more than 200 slips for full-time and transient sailors. Baltimore is home to Tidewater Yacht Service Center, unique on the Chesapeake because of its 77-ton TraveLift and water so deep at the dock that it’s commonplace 52 March 2011 SpinSheet

to see big ships and the likes of the 80-foot maxi boat Beau Geste side by side at the dock. Anyone who has sailed on our fair yet shallow Bay knows how unusual it is to see deep-draft offshore racing vessels, but the staff at Tidewater is used to seeing Merchant Marine Academy vessels, such as Genuine Risk (a Dubois 90), at the docks or on the hard in the yard. For a city cruising experience, weekenders may choose the Inner Harbor East Marina, a 200-slip marina that can accommodate vessels up to 200 feet with a skyline view within walking distance of the Inner Harbor’s shops and restaurants. Two resort marinas of note further south on the Bay are Herrington Harbour South in Friendship, MD, with its 600 slips, lodging, catering and wedding facilities, tiki bars, pool, tennis court, sauna and fitness facility, private beach with thatched huts, mile-long eco trail, deli, grocery, and hair salon. Next is the marina at the Tides Inn in Irvington, VA, a more secluded 60-slip marina with a creekside pool, tennis courts, bikes, a golf course, and a full spa as well as an inn and restaurant. If you are looking for a new marina for your boat or one for a weekend destination, look first to the advertisers within the pages of this special marina section and next to our classified section on page 110.

There are many great amenities you may seek and find in a Bay marina: dinghy docks, tiki bars, putting greens, volleyball courts, pools, courtesy cars, boater’s lounges, or even just picnic tables and barbeque grills. Photo courtesy of Fairview Marina

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This is the first thing you will see upon your arrival and the first thing you will step on when you step off your boat. Rotting boards or shaky finger piers or pilings are not only unsightly, but dangerous. Top marinas keep their docks, piers, and pilings in top shape. You will know a good dock when you see it and walk on it.


It’s true that we all like to get out and stretch our legs after a long weekend on a boat. Some green space—maybe enough to toss a Frisbee or play catch with the dog— benches, picnic tables, barbeque grills, pavilions, playgrounds, or walking paths are nice to have in a marina. A pool can feel like heaven in August on the Chesapeake. Trash-free grounds with easily located trash cans, dumpsters, and recycling bins, and well-marked dog waste plans are signs of customer-focused marinas.

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Although sailors are trained to adjust to tiny quarters, when it comes to land facilities, when we step off the boat after a long sail, to find clean bathrooms and showers is such a pleasant way to end the day. Good marinas care about the condition of the heads and showers. The facilities will be well-stocked with toilet tissue, wellscrubbed, well-lit, and secure enough to keep strangers out and slipholders in.

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If you are a regular slip-holder, you must have ample parking, and it helps to have some for friends, as we sailors tend to load up our boats with crew. If you enter a

Bay Marinas 2011 Continued marina by boat as a weekender, you may need to use a courtesy car or bike or glean some knowledge about your ground and local water taxi transportation options. Professional marinas will anticipate your transportation needs and have the local knowledge to facilitate your getting around town—in fact, they should make it so easy for you that you can’t wait to come back!

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Of course, it depends on how far you’ve traveled and how much wind there has been as to whether or not you care that your marina has a fuel dock. Marinas with fuel docks advertise it, usually on their websites, so you can start there when seeking future fueling options.

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For weekend cruisers, knowing that there are marine technicians on hand to help with engine trouble, for example, and readily available parts or emergency supplies, such as oil, filters, hoses, or shackles, brings peace of mind.

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Bay Marinas 2011 Continued When you enter a marina by boat, the first thing you see and step on is the dock. It’s important that docks, piers, and pilings be well-tended and safe. Photo courtesy of Old Bay Marina

Other Amenities

Depending on your needs or luxurious tastes, there are many great amenities you may seek and find in a Bay marina: dinghy docks, tiki bars, putting greens, volleyball courts, pools, courtesy cars, boater’s lounges, or even just picnic tables and barbeque grills. When seeking a marina in which to dock your boat in the short or long term, you need to ask yourself what is really important to you, not to other sailors. Will you use the pool on a regular basis and/ or will your guests? If so, it may be worth the extra money. Do you need a fancy restaurant or onsite bar? If not, you may scale down and go to a simpler marina. It’s the Chesapeake Bay, after all. There is no shortage of marina options.

Access to the Bay

Forget about getting to the dock, how far will you have to travel to get back out there and get your sails back up? As far as most sailors are concerned, easy access to getting back out there is no small matter. We love the pretty creeks and private anchorages of the Chesapeake, but to most sailors, a marina with convenient, quick access to the Bay is a winner.



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What is the Clean Boater Pledge, and how do sailors sign it? It’s just a simple way for boaters to learn about basic ways to prevent pollution and then indicate their promise to follow those practices. In return, we send them a “clean boater decal” for their boat and some other DNR goodies. Boaters can find the pledge at DNR licensing service centers, or they can find it (walong with educational information) at  

Since most of our readers are not marina owners, what can they do as sailors to support the Clean Marina Initiative? They can support Clean Marinas when they are selecting a marina either for long-term use or when travelling. If their marina of choice is not already a Clean Marina, they can encourage the manager to look into it. When businesses get inquiries from customers, that counts a lot! We also certify yacht clubs and community associations, so if they keep their boats at one of these, they could get certified.

How do you find divers for hire who follow hullcleaning best practices? We just launched our Clean Diver Program. Just like the Clean Boater Program, it offers professional divers a set of practices to prevent pollution while doing their work, and there is a Pledge form the diver can print off and sign. We encourage them to share it with their customers or the marina manager where they work. It’s important for boaters as well as divers to think about this issue. Boaters should never ask to have ablative paints cleaned in the water and should know what is

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Bay Marinas 2011 Continued on their hull. Experience shows that many boaters do not know if they have hard or soft paint, etc. Great information is available on our Tip Sheets on the topic: dnr. asp.   It’s springtime, and sailors are washing, sanding, and painting their bottoms to prepare for sailing season. What is your advice to them? Be conscientious and use vacuum sanders, clean up the area under the boat at the end of every day, and use the least toxic cleaners possible. Once the boat is launched, their choice of cleaners is especially important. Look for those that have either the Green Seal or EPA Design for the Environment logo on the label. In addition to what you just mentioned, what other clean boating tips do you wish all sailors would adopt immediately? Stop sudsing up the whole boat every time. Spot clean the few scuffs, and wipe off the cleaners with a rag. Plain water and a scrub will do just fine for the rest.

For that small percent of boaters who still dump sewage overboard, it’s time to join the 21st century and get legal. The practice is gross, illegal, and disrespectful to those in the slips near you. If you don’t know what is legal, visit our website: dnr.state. And for smokers to never toss cigarette butts overboard. It’s very easy to pull them off and put them in a baggie in your pocket and throw them out when you get back in.  

is a company that will recycle it via mail for $25 ( For those who can make the long-term investment, a canvas cover is a much more environmentally sound way to go.

We understand there have been some changes in this year’s shrink wrap recycling program. What should sailors do with their shrink wrap? This is a challenge for us every year. For marinas or boatyards to rent a roll-off dumpster and pay to have it hauled for recycling is a significant expense. In the future, I think they may do this, but tack on a few dollars up front when boats are shrink wrapped to cover that cost. This year though, sailors could roll it up tight and put it in their curbside recycling bin or take it to their county landfill (best to call ahead). Another option

What’s new and exciting in the Clean Marina Initiative? The Clean Diver Program is an exciting new addition to our program. And I plan to announce a Clean Marina of the Year Contest for 2011! Sailors will be able to nominate their favorite Clean Marina for this award. Details will be announced this spring.

I’m looking for a new marina for weekend or full-time dockage for my boat. How do I find a certified Clean Marina? The easiest way is our website boating/cleanmarina/cleanmarinas.asp.

Is there anything else you would like to add? Thanks to all the sailors who do the right thing! And don’t be shy about nudging others to obey the laws and help protect our waters.

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e didn’t have the most auspiAt any rate, Sibley, a PhD and retired cious of beginnings for a sailboat cultural anthropology professor who likes co-owner and a marine meto work with his hands, didn’t miss a beat chanic. We first contacted Will Sibley when at our misunderstanding of engine types Don Moyer of Moyer Marine referred us for and began explaining some preventative work on what we thought was a gas-powmaintenance we might consider doing ered Atomic 4 in our new/used Endeavour until, that is, he dropped the grease cap 32 Que Sera. As it happens, it turned out we into the bilge. He probed around with his MAGAZINE had mistaken the engine label which actually magnetized bendy tool thing and sheepread “Universal Atomic”—a three-cylinder, ishly informed us this part of the job Bethnot be billed. diesel. Sibley isproduced known as anby:would A24-horsepower T ITS BEST Atomic 4 engine specialist around the Bay, Awkward beginnings proved to be maintaining and switching out the gas enno obstacle to getting better acquainted. gines and working out of Shady Side, MD, Years of competent mechanical support on the West River where he keeps his own and pleasant times shared caring for Que Atomic 4-powered Pearson 28, Seguin Light Sera have led us to establish a very positive at the Chesapeake YC. working partnership and friendship. Al-

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Bay Marinas 2011 Continued “Unlike many auto mechanics, Sibley welcomes working on boats with owners present, which he says often takes the mystery out of maintenance...” ics, and occasional bilge problems. As a former dinghy sailor, I often go out of my way to meet him when he works on Que Sera because of what I learn about keel boats and maintaining her systems. Unlike many auto mechanics, Sibley welcomes working on boats with owners present, which he says often takes the mystery out of maintenance and demonstrates to clients that to actually get at a job is often more work than to fix it. It also helps build trust about the hours billed and improves an owner’s ability to work on the boat in emergencies. “One of the best parts of my A retired cultural anthropology professor, Will work is the interesting and highly varied Sibley likes to work with his hands, fix engines, mix of people I have the opportunity to and teach sailors about their engines. work with,” Sibley says. Sera, including maintenance tasks, berthing After his anthropological field work fees, and insurance. We could not have in the Philippines and a teaching career kept the boat regularly available if it had at the University of Utah and Washingnot been in Sibley’s capable hands. In ton State University, he sailed to the Bay addition to keeping our diesel’s heartbeat with his wife after retiring in 1992 from healthy, he advises us1 on everything fromPage 1Cleveland State University. Their trek led spinsheet_ad_Layout 12/8/10 1:41 PM fuel polishing to standing rigging, electron- him through the Great Lakes and the St.

Lawrence Seaway aboard Seguin Light with the intention of becoming a yacht broker on the Bay. Along the way, they sailed with many of his anthropologist colleagues who visited for segments of the trip through Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, and Lake Champlain. The trip took them out the seaway to Montreal and eventually up into Maine while they visited relatives along the way before turning south to Shady Side. His wife’s illness prevented him from working the regular hours required of a yacht broker, but he found the life of the roving marine mechanic suited his schedule and his skill set. After several referrals from Richard Johnson at Herrington Harbour, his word-of-mouth-only business took off, and he has kept a steady stable of clients reliant on him with the help of referrals from Moyer Marine and good reviews on sailing listservs. Sibley is a “salt of the earth” type and proudly pays tax on every penny he earns in a business where under-

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the-table tasks would be easy to come by. “I never take that kind of work,” he says. The kind of work Sibley does take has evolved over the years. Back in the 1990s, there were a lot of holding tank installations in the wake of new regulations prohibiting direct discharges. This involved glassing in shelving, locating tanks, and re-plumbing—all tough work. More recently, he’s been doing a lot of engine removals and overhauls for Atomic 4 owners. They stopped making these engines in 1982, so many are in need of overhauls. He collaborates with Moyer Marine and Amish machinists in Lancaster County, PA, to source parts and rehabilitate these workhorses. “Gas can have its drawbacks, but diesel smell in the cabin can be difficult to get rid of,” according to Sibley. But Sibley is a generalist and welcomes a variety of challenges. “The thing I like best is that every job is unique, and I welcome small-scale tasks that involve woodworking, wiring, instrumentation, through-hull work, and engine maintenance with a primary focus on sailboats and sailboat engines,” Sibley says. His advice to his sailing clients is to use their engines more. “Just motoring to get in and out of your slip and into a sailable area isn’t generally enough to get the engine warm and working optimally,” Sibley says. Infrequently warmed engines “tend to get gunked up with sludge that gets sucked into the fuel filters and creates mischief in the engine,” he says. On occasion, maintenance tasks aboard Que Sera challenge us. For example, Sibley’s first efforts to snug up the through-bolts on our new traveler proved awkward. But he always says, “With some swearing, I should be able to finish it.” For the record, we’ve never heard him swear, and he’s never left a job unfinished. Of medium height and wiry, Sibley seems to be able to reach spots below the cockpit we can’t even get close to even though our partnership is chock full of athletes. With a shock of white hair, this is all the more surprising as he just turned 81 in February and maintains a full slate of activities, such as singing in the Annapolis Chorale, volunteering extensively, and sailing his own boat when he’s not performing triage on his clients’ boats. He has a lengthy resume of leadership positions that encompass both intellectual and practical goals in sailing, community, Follow us!

environmental, and professional associations. These range from serving as the commodore of the Edgewater YC in Ohio to the Cedarhurst Citizens Association in Shady Side to the Society of Applied Anthropology, where he has continuously served in leadership positions since the 1980s. The balance he has struck between the intellectual and the concrete/practical is in many ways the cornerstone of Sibley’s career and his life. To his current clients, Walter Cronkite’s sentiment perhaps best summarizes their appreciation for his work.

“There are two sounds a sailor loves. The first is when you turn off the engine, and all you hear is the water. The second is when you turn on the engine, and it starts when you need it.” About the Author: Steve Gibb is an environmental science editor who sails his Endeavor 32 Que Sera out of the Rhode River. An active supporter of the West/ Rhode Riverkeeper organization, he has written for Good Old Boat Magazine and environmental publications.

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Splish Splash Spring Boat Prep


y the beginning of March, especially following Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction for an early spring, it’s already too late to call it “early” when it comes to commissioning your sailboat for spring. Start today. Do not wait. If there is one thing we have heard over the years from marine services professionals, it is this: begin as early as possible. “I wish more people would call and schedule earlier,” says Tom Kicklighter, operational manager of Diversified Marine Services in Annapolis. “The winter storage rates go up starting April 1, so everyone is rushing to get their boats out before then. It creates an overlap of work for us. It can be a very stressful time of year.” Kicklighter, who has his spring commissioning checklist posted on the website (, explains that most items on the list are common sense, such as not forgetting your drain plugs, testing and charging your batteries, and checking your fluid and oil. One sometimes overlooked item on a spring checklist is thoroughly going over your electronic systems. Why do people skip it? “They get focused on washing, waxing, painting, and going,” says Kicklighter. “It’s important to touch base with a knowledgeable person in a boatyard, who can tell you when you should spend a little money now to avoid spending a lot of it later.”

It’s already too late to be “early” when it comes to commissioning your sailboat for spring. Get on it! Photo by Al Schreitmueller

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Keith Ruse, president of Deltaville Boatyard in Deltaville, VA, says, “The most important tool is communication.” At print time, the family-owned and -operated business had 200 boats blocked up in the yard for service. Ruse explains that they also have clients who prefer to do most of the work themselves, but the key is to have “an open dialogue” to get things done properly. “It’s important to touch base with a knowledgeable person in a boatyard, who can tell you when you should spend a little money now to avoid spending a lot of it later,” says Ruse. He uses a Max-Prop feathering prop as an example of something that could last a long time with routine service. He says, “It’s a formula for disaster if you don’t service it,” which is why communication and preventative maintenance are keys to success for sailors getting their boats ready for splash day. (Find a detailed commissioning checklist at If you are looking for a marine services provider on the Chesapeake Bay, peruse the advertisements on this page, in our Bay Marinas 2011 section (pages 52-61), and our classified ads on page 109. You may want to post a question to our marine service forums at to learn about fellow sailors’ recommendations.

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Universal Sailing Club Ideas from Our Clubs To take our minds off the fact that spring ain’t here yet, SpinSheet asked our clubs their top two spring commissioning tips. The request went viral, and we got a lot of great information from several clubs, including those with longer lists. Take a look.

Hunter SA Carl Reitz says, “Wash your dock lines at home in the clothes washer with laundry detergent and fabric softener (you’ll be surprised at how supple stiff, weathered lines become), and check that the retaining rings (or cotter pins) in your lifeline clevis pins are securely in place and in good condition (this one could be a lifesaver).”

Baxter Smith says, “Pre-launch, I will install a new speedometer, replace/free several frozen seacocks, and apply the new name and graphic to my Sea Sprite 34. The sails are in for servicing. Once she’s launched, we’ll check chainplates, shrouds, and turnbuckles and otherwise tune the rig.” Lemart Pressley, who owns a Tartan 34, says, “We’ll take swimming lessons and CPR training.” Brian Morrision says, “I will get the rigging on my C&C 34 tuned. Installing lazy jacks and roller furling would be nice, as well as a bimini and…”

Wilmington Sail & Power Squadron Harry Anderson says, “This spring, I will install a galvanic isolator and calibrate my diesel injectors, as well as do the regular routine of waxing, bottom painting, winch lubricating, etc.”

Catalina 36/375 Fleet 3 Tom Vail says, “We all love a clean bottom and shiny topsides, but it’s what’s underneath that keeps our season fun and safe. Check these items this spring:”

Club Beneteau Chesapeake Bay Joe Zebleckes says, “Clean and rebuild your winches and the windlass, and clean, repack, and reseal through-deck electrical penetrations and connections at the mast step.”

Dickerson Owners Association Barry Creighton, who owns a 37-foot sloop Crew Rest, says he will, “Re-pack the stuffing box and service all seacocks.” John Freal plans to “Service and polish all bronze winches, change the fuel filter and oil filter, paint the interior, and inspect and clean the sails on my 35-foot ketch Rainbow.” Joe Slavin, who has a 35-foot ketch Irish Mist, plans to “Finish the fiberglass in the cabin deck and sand and paint the decks.” D and Don Wogaman say, “In the spring, we fill the water tanks, check other fluids, and clean our 41-foot ketch Southern Cross.” Mike Aitken, who owns a 36-foot ketch Iris, will, “Install an autopilot, re-bed the mizzen mast step, and fix the cabin table.” Dennis Stockey plans to “Replace one old fuel tank and do some cosmetic repairs on the topsides of my 35-foot ketch Sky Breaker.” Rick and Dottie Woytowich say, “After taking off the covers, we will fill the water tank, paint the bottom, clean and wax the hull, and check the head on our 37-foot ketch Belle.”

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Spring Commissioning Continued... • Clean your engine inlet strainer, and get that plastic grocery bag you sucked up last October out of there. • Check your packing gland. Is it time to renew? I love PTFE! • Pull your alternator belt off, turn it inside out, and give it a close once over. Install a new one if there is any doubt. Now is a good time to spin the alternator shaft and see if the bearings run smoothly. • Check the transmission oil. • Top off coolant expansion tank to the proper level. • Check the tension on your steering cables. Your wheel-mounted autopilot will be much happier if the cables don’t have any slack in them. Wipe down broken strands with a little multi-purpose oil, especially where they pass over sheaves and the steering quadrant. • Give through-hulls each five openings and closings; keep them exercised. • If the condition of your headsail furling line is anything less than great, replace it. • Inspect all of your running gear sheaves and their pins and shackles. Everything should be tight. Squirt your favorite aerosol lubricant on the sheave axles/ bearings.”

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he Jewish Navy’s most recent Speaker/Luncheon focused on learning who is polluting the Bay and what we can do to improve the Bay’s health. Our speaker from the Critical Area Commission of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources was outstanding. In January, we also attended a most interesting presentation by author J. Wandres at the Annapolis Marine Museum. Now, we turn our attention to the advent of spring, sprucing up our boats and ensuring that we have all the necessary equipment to make our boating safe and fun. We will learn that percussive maintenance is not necessarily the fine art of whacking the heck out of an electronic device to get it to work again. Our March 13 Speaker/Luncheon will feature Allan Engler of Eastern Marine Electronics, who has in-depth knowledge and experience in boat restoration. During our March luncheon, our journey to on-the-water activities will begin with a single “OY” and will continue with moments of “nachas” as we hold our annual sock burning ceremony ( —by Adiva Sotzsky Follow us!



High Five, District 5!

uring the U.S. Power Squadrons (USPS) annual meeting in Orlando, FL, this February, District 5 (right) earned the top district award, which recognizes the collective efforts of all squadrons in a region. District 5 serves recreational boaters in Delaware, the District of Columbia, eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland, southern New Jersey, Virginia, and North Carolina. Also during the ceremony, the Colonial Sail & Power Squadron and the Patuxent River Sail & Power Squadron, which both are part of District 5, were among five squadrons that received Civic Service Awards. Sponsored by BoatU.S., the awards are given annually to the USPS district and squadrons in recognition of exceptional service and public boating safety education efforts. The awards are determined by the amount of logged classroom hours and community outreach hours, including attendance at boat shows and conducting vessel safety checks. Congrats, District 5. By March 10, send your Club Notes and highresolution photos, Directory updates, and a green-chile-and-chicken casserole (


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Never Any Rest for Intrepid Sailors


s has become the tradition of the Portsmouth Boat Club, members donned their very best ballroom gowns and tuxedos for the first sail of the New Year. We officially kicked off the 2011 sailing season by boarding our boats and cruising the downtown waters of the Elizabeth River. We also welcomed in our Portsmouth Boat Club member Larry Bryant and his new cadre of crew on Whisper enjoy their New Years Day Cruise. officers, including commodore Doug Creecy, vice commodore Terry Shultz, secretary Kathy Rolaf, treasurer Jim Simpson, and directors Nancy Kline and Dick Litchfield. Fred Bilskis and Steve Turner will serve the second year of their two-year terms, and Bob Olds will become our past commodore ( —by Jonathan Romero SpinSheet March 2011 67

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t the annual dinner and awards meeting of the Cruising Sailors of St. Michaels (CSSM) at the Talbot Country Club in Easton, MD, January 8, we installed new officers, including commodore Craig Kelting, vice commodore Irv Hetherington, purser Lynn Gates, and flag lieutenant Stephanie Sokso (left). Awards given out ranged from the “Good Samaritan” to “Hanging in There,” and everyone enjoyed the first event of the New Year. Social captains Virginia Albert, Jane and Wally Jansen, and Anne Pilert organized our January 20 party at the Miles River YC. After lunch, Tim Junkin—the founder and executive director of the Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy—talked about “Saving Our Rivers” (cruisingsailors. org). —by Stephanie Sokso

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n the 1880s, yachtsmen worked half day, boarded the noon train for a port town, and when the train doors opened, the race began. At the water’s edge, the yachtsmen were rowed to their awaiting vessels. Once the captain was vertical on deck and tipped his hat, the sails and anchor were raised. Only after sailing to their destination and lowering the sails and anchor, captains could row to shore and sign in to end the race. This year, the Classic Yacht Restoration Guild will host a similar race from the Eastport YC to St. Michaels May 21 ( Stay tuned for details. —by Rick Carrion

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hrough April, the Southern Maryland SA will continue some serious socializing and sailing with its Friday soirees, Monday business meetings, weekend frostbite and Wednesday night racing, a seminar or two, Commodore’s Dinners, a club birthday party, club cleanup days, opening day, a nautical flea market, and more, all capped off with the Sharps Island Race April 30. For dates and times, visit —by Sandy Leitner

Happy Sailing!


oes everyone realize the official first day of spring is just three weeks away? Excitement is in the air as members of Catalina 36/375 Fleet 3 start planning to commission for spring and get underway. Our fleet has a full schedule of events planned for 2011. Although our Fleet is primarily made up of Catalina 36 sailors, we also look forward to greeting new members sailing Catalina 375s (for membership information, contact Wayne Savage at Our spring meeting remains in the planning stage, but we are quite sure the location (still “secret”) will be on or near Kent Island, MD, April 2. Please set your SpinSheet aside for a moment and check our website for full details at If you have an interest in becoming a member, our spring meeting is a great chance to meet and greet while learning about our plans for 2011. Fleet 3 will enjoy our first on-water event May 14-15 in beautiful Granary Creek off the Wye River. Two weeks later, Sally J will host our annual Wine-Tasting Raft-Up on the West River near Galesville, MD, when the Fleet converges to determine the best of the reds and whites and roses. The May 28 Wine Tasting is not to be missed! —by Tom Vail

“Where’s the interstate?” Members of the Baltimore Annapolis Sailing Club always use official NOAA charts when planning their cruising trips.

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isit Bacon Sails & Marine Supplies March 9 at 6:30 p.m. for the Baltimore Annapolis Sailing Club’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) cartographer guest speakers, and you’ll never again need to stop and ask for directions while sailing (above). The club organized this free talk, which is open to all. Check out the details and join our club for free at —by Andrew Barabasz

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In Anticipation of Spring Breezes…

hesapeake Bay Tartan Sailing Club (above) members held their 2011 meeting in late January to plan the year’s schedule, including a Ladies Lunch March 4 at the Severn Inn in Annapolis and the popular “Early Bird/Rum Tasting” cruise to Saltworks Creek April 30-May 1, featuring White Bird’s collection of more than 20 rums. Our annual symposium at the Eastport YC March 19 will feature the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, onboard emergency procedures and electrical management, a virtual Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse tour, and a panel discussion on boat maintenance and improvement projects. For more details, visit the “new and improved” We welcome all Tartan sailors to join us for sailing camaraderie on the Chesapeake Bay. —by Peter Kreyling


Feliz 30 Cumpleaños

embers of the Herrington Harbour SA are ready to get our boats back on the Bay and celebrate our 30th anniversary. We’ll start with a series of seminars in March and April and then get into sailing as the weather warms. A full slate of racing, cruising, social, and educational activities is planned. Following last year’s successful cruise in Greece, we are planning to fly our burgee in Tahiti next winter. Come on down to Herring Bay and enjoy great people and good times! Check out for details. —by Joe Laun


Training for Game Day

he Pentagon Sailing Club’s Winter Training Program has covered anchoring, coastal navigation (below), nautical rules of the road, racing, sail trim, and weather for sailors. Next up are classes on bareboat chartering, celestial navigation, CPR and first aid certification, heavy weather sailing, large-boat systems, and VHF radio procedures. We have begun planning our Memorial Day RaftUp May 28-30, which will take us to Crab AlMembers of the Pentagon Sailing Club brush up on their chart skills during the winter training program’s navigation class. ley Bay off Eastern Bay and then to St. Michaels. For the first time in several years, we are also planning to raft up on the Chesapeake July 4. We also are organizing our annual charter cruise in the British Virgin Islands starting July 9 ( —by Don Hupman

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A happy bunch of Bay Tartan ladies (aka the Admirals) enjoyed a power lunch in January at the Severn Inn in Annapolis. Kathy Vandenburgh (left front) won the prize for having travelled the farthest from her home in Harrisburg, PA. Debby Shields (third from left) was a close second from Solomons. Photo courtesy of Nancy Cann of Crusader Yachts (second from left).

A Blow-by-Blow Account?


uring our awards party in December, the Glenmar Sailing Association cheered our successes on the race course, jeered faux pas by cruisers, and formally presented the newly elected officers to the membership. We also hosted a party in January to plan our cruises, drum up cruise captains, and discuss desired destinations. February brought our small-boat racing fleet’s annual social. In between all of this activity, we completed our club budget with only a minimal number of blows being thrown (just kidding). We also are discussing an expanded weekend racing schedule to include additional informal “training” races for new PHRF racers and crew, no doubt with plenty of powerboat wakes to contend with. The Thistles, Flying Sots, Mobjacks, and others are ready to roll for Thursday evening fun. The cruisers are keeping their arms limber with plenty of 12-ounce curls this winter. No sense waiting to the last minute to get in shape. If you live work or play on the Northern Bay, give us a look. We’ve been kvetchin’, carpin’, and gripin’ at each other for more than 60 years, so we’ve gotten pretty good at it. Join the fun at —by Paul Rybczynski

The Rematch Is On, Baby


EverGleam is ever-ready.

he Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Downtown Sailing Center (DSC) hosted an awareness-building event about the institute’s sailing simulator in Baltimore February 4. This event showcased the great opportunities for partnership between the two organizations. More than 40 people enjoyed watching DSC stalwarts Santa Wallace and Ed Duggan show off their Access Dinghy prowess in a rematch of last year’s Ya Gotta Regatta ( —by Grady Byus


Springing into Action

hesapeake Catalina YC members have great plans for the 2011 season. The schedule planning committee has met and drafted a plan for another fun year. March 19 is the Spring Member Meeting, during which we will review the draft schedule and decide on the final details on a few of the events. The meeting will be at the Maryland Inn in Annapolis and will start at 4 p.m. with a social hour and appetizers, followed by a buffet dinner starting at 5 p.m. (the cost is $35 per person). April 10 brings our Flag Raising Brunch at Carrol’s Creek Waterfront Restaurant in Annapolis from 10 a.m. to noon. Immediately following brunch, we will head to the U.S. Naval Academy for a private tour at 1 p.m. To sign up for these events, simply visit —by Michael Davis


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ere’s one way to avoid those pesky marina fees. Tartan 34 Classic Association members George and Sherilyn Renner keep their Tartan 34 Classic, EverGleam (#498) (above), on a trailer in their backyard greenhouse in Bozeman, MT. When they want to sail, they hook up the custom-built trailer and off they go to places, such as the Sea of Cortez or the Pacific Northwest. She might even show up in the Chesapeake one of these fine days. With 6000 miles already on the trailer, she clearly has no fear of distances ( —by Grace Holt

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Bah Hum Bug!

ore than 50 Annapolis and Philadelphia Corinthians gathered at the home of Mary West for the annual Bah Humbug party. Those attending provided a marvelous selection of hardy potluck dishes, from smoked salmon appetizers to delicious desserts. Fifteen or more participated in the nautical gift exchange. One of the gifts was a T-shirt from years past of the annual Maine Cruise with all the participating boats of the cruise printed on it. The shirt brought back fond memories and good tales of that cruise. The gift exchange competed with the excitement of the Ravens/Pittsburgh game on television. The next event scheduled for February 19 is a formal dinner dance at the Tidewater Inn in Easton, MD ( —by Cynthia Pyron


Sailing Solo

uring the Chesapeake Bay Pearson SA’s annual spring brunch and business meeting at the Eastport YC in Annapolis March 5, Jack Ganssle will describe his experiences sailing the OSTAR single-handed trans-Atlantic race. In 1960, five sailors started the first OSTAR and raced from England to the United States for a half-crown purse. Ever since then, this race has repeated every four years for an even smaller award. Ganssle entered his 30-year-old wooden cutter in the 1992 event. Of the 66 entrants, about half were serious racers; the others sailed merely for the adventure of a month or so at sea alone. Icebergs, gales, and calms battered the fleet. Some turned back; others sailed triumphantly into Newport, RI, harbor; and some sank. Ganssle had a fantastic time (other than the losing the mast and sinking bits). He recommends the OSTAR to anyone with a yearning for adventure and a disdain for common sense. The membership meeting will follow the presentation, and we’ll elect a slate of officers for the 2011 season ( —by Ed Criscuolo


Eric and Jackie White expect to return to Grenada for hurricane season and hope that other Dickerson owners will join them in the Caribbean.

Laying It On a Bit Thick, Aren’t You?


e shiver just thinking of our fellow Dickerson Owners Association members in the snowy Chesapeake area, but after a few rum drinks at Roger’s Beach Bar on Hog Island, Grenada, we soon forget that the mercury can drop much below 80 degrees. We left Galesville, MD, on our Dickerson 41 (Compass Rose) in October 2009 and sailed down the east coast to the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Leeward and Windward Islands, and Grenada, following the wakes of Dickerson 41 owners Mike and Karen Riley and D and Don Wogaman. We have been in Grenada since the beginning of hurricane season. Once we finish a few more boat projects, we will head north to visit some of the places we skipped on the way down ( —by Jackie and Eric White


Welcoming Ways

embers of the Northern Star Hunter SA are gearing up for the spring planning meeting at the Tidewater Marina in Havre de Grace, MD, March 5 at noon. New members are always welcome ( —by Susan Tedeschi

Think Spring!

usan Curry and I (right) spent January 22 at Winter’s Sailing Center’s open house in Riverside, NJ, spreading the word about the Philadelphia SC’s 2011 sailing program. Our spring and falls skills weekends are a great way to boost your sailing skills. Parrot Head weekend in June is the sail for all Jimmy Buffett fans. I prefer the long weekends on the Bay, so I am signing up for the Memorial and Labor Day weekend sails. And, I am hoping to be part of our Maine sail in August, as well. For you sailing wanna-bes or to dust off your sailing skills, don’t miss our sailing fundamentals class April 16; it’s open to all ( —by Jane Harrington

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(L-R): Jane Harrington and Susan Curry promote the Philadelphia SC during the Winter’s Sailing Center’s open house this January. Photo by Bob Bedell

More Welcoming Ways


ailors in the Annapolis Naval Sailing Association (ANSA) are busy this month running training courses and doing boat maintenance to get ready for the 2011 sailing season. We are also busy maintaining our great website, which has complete information about ANSA, along with training and procedures documents and links to sailing information, such as knot tying. We welcome you to visit Come join us for the best sailing deal on the Bay. —by Tom Warrington

Quite a “Poplar” Project


n January 21, about 60 members of the Wilmington Sail and Power Squadron braved the wind and cold to attend our January dinner-social, during which Laura Baker from Maryland Environmental Services explained the history and current operation of the Poplar Island Project. This ecosystem restoration project uses dredged Chesapeake Bay channel sediments to rebuild Poplar Island, which had dwindled in size from 1800 acres to a dismal five acres. Engineering and construction methods have restored wetlands and built a sanctuary for rare bird and terrapin species. At our next meeting February 18, Bill and Donna Zimmerman will share their experiences cruising the coast of Maine ( —by Harry (Sut) Anderson

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CRUISING CLUB NOTES Where our hearts are… Sailing on a sun-soaked southern charter.

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n February, Karl Allen of Karl’s Marine Service brought life to the topic of diesel engines just as he brings life back to dead engines. Tidewater Marina—the Hunter dealer from Annapolis—added some more life to the affair with the donation of a door prize. Sock burning for the Hunter Sailing Association (below) this year will return on the first day of spring, March 20, at the Bay Room of the Annapolis Naval Station in conjunction with our 29th Shipwreck Party. Talk about tradition. It’s a great time to get away from the smell of bottom paint and welcome spring ( —by Carl Reitz

March Is Here. Is the Worst Over?


ur Burpee Seed Catalogs have just begun to arrive; can spring be far behind? This winter has been so long and cold for us who stayed here in the north, that thoughts of paint brushes and scrapers are looking better than snow shovels and salt. Above, Chesapeake Bristol Club (CBC) snowbirds are planning their trek north, which will start with the annual March Doldrums Party on the 5th. The season will feature a spring luncheon, several cruises and raft-ups, sightseeing off St. Michaels for the log canoe races, a crab fest, shore parties, a spot of racing, a sunflower raft-up, Oktoberfest, and the installation of new officers in November. These events are open to all, so please come join us ( —by Bob Clopp Taking a lesson from last year (as shown), this year HSA members Larry and Lynn Morrow sailed “two morrows” to the Bahamas before the first snow fall. Photo by Larry Morrow


Calling all Bilge Rats and Grease Monkey Wanna-Bes

he folks at Club Beneteau Chesapeake Bay only have thoughts of warm days and 15 knot winds… forget the snow, slippery roads, and 15-degree weather. We’re obsessed with getting our sailboats ready for spring and swapping tales with our boat buddies. On March 5, we will host a diesel engine seminar by Karl of Karl’s Marina at the Selby Bay YC in Edgewater, MD; a cutaway engine will provide great hands-on training. March 19 brings our annual spring luncheon/general meeting/pub crawl in Annapolis, with dinner at the Galway Bay Irish Pub ( —by Jeanne van Hekken

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Drum Roll, Please…

arch 19 brings Singles on Sailboats’s (SOS) highly anticipated, signature Spring Training event at Broadneck High School in Annapolis. Of course the boating public is welcome to partake of four class sessions, with nine classes offered in each session. You’ll learn about an array of boating subjects, including novice-to-advanced sailing techniques, navigation, rules of the road, weather, electronics, maintenance, and a variety of related subjects. For details, click on the “Events Calendar” sidebar at It’s a wonderful way to begin getting yourself ready for the boating season; Punxsutawney Phil says it’s just around the corner! Our winter social schedule also features a brunch at the Doubletree Hotel in Annapolis March 20. The public is invited, and we will feature a club “retrospective.” It will be an excellent opportunity for prospective members to socialize with us and get a comprehensive view of our activities and planned activities for the coming season. —by Alex Doyle

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wners of Mariner Yachts built by the Mariner Yacht Company in East Rochester, NH, are encouraged to join the Mariner Yachts Social Network at This private site requires those who wish to join to email the site administrator and request a free membership. —by Tory Salvia


Sailing South

he Chesapeake Catboat Association’s planning committee met over beers and food in Annapolis earlier this winter to discuss general planning for the coming year. March 5 brings our annual meeting at the Severn Inn in Annapolis. Our first sailing event will be the Cruise on the Bay heading south to Smith Island, with stops at Brooks Creek on the Little Choptank River, Fox Creek on the Honga River, Crisfield on the Little Annemessex River, Smith Island, to Dames Quarter, and eventually home. As always, we’ll post more details at —by Butler Smythe


Impostazione del Mood

romantic Italian dinner in the Trattoria at Epping Forest near Annapolis helped members of the Back Creek YC properly start their Valentine weekend February 12. Candelabras lit, a log fire blazing in the fireplace, aperitif and dinner wines, antipasto and other salads, meat and shrimp dishes, pasta and vegetables, and a fabulous tiramisu filled the evening and warded off the winter blues. “Grazie” to hosts John Oberright, Jo Rys, and Patti and Bob Bartlett for a roaring success. Our Happy Hour February 25 at Dale and Betsy Schultz’s home in Hillsmere, Annapolis, started with a view of the sunset over the South River and continued with camaraderie and appetizers to share winter adventures and plans for the 2011 boating season. March 12 brings our Mardi Gras party, and March 24 features a mid-week restaurant gathering. The first on-the-water event will take place April 16. Join us (below) for a great 2011 season, on and off the water (gobcyc. com). —by Otto Hetzel

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Jürgen anchors Rubicon in Carlisle Bay, Barbados, after nearly a month on the Atlantic. Photo by Deane Holt


wo sailors sit, becalmed, in the middle of the ocean on their 34-foot sailboat. Worried that provisions, water, and fuel will run out before the trade winds return, they are halfway between the Canary Islands and their destination, Barbados. What brought these two friends here? Natives of Hamburg, Germany, Jürgen Mohrmann and his long-time sailing friend, Gerhard Peters, are sailing Hull #1 of the Tartan 34 Classics, an Olin Stephens’s design with 43 years of sailing under her keel.


ürgen left Hamburg July 6, 2010, for the adventure he had been dreaming about since his youth. At six weeks old, he first sailed on his parents’ 27-foot Norwegian Pilot Cutter, Nordstern. Over the years, Jürgen and his wife, Susanna, painstakingly restored and sailed the boat on the Elbe River and Baltic Sea. Gradually, they both began to yearn for something just as seaworthy, but built for speed and cruising comfort. By 2003, Jürgen was already “secretly in love” with Sparkman and Stephens’s designs. Finally, he found exactly the right model, but none existed in Europe. A new Stephens design was introduced in 1967. Hull #1 of Design 1904 was a 34foot sloop with a centerboard, fin keel and separate skeg-hung rudder. The Tartan 34 C design became one of the most popular 76 March 2011 SpinSheet

Hamburg to Barbados & Beyond

A Tartan’s Tale by Grace Holt

one-design classes ever. Charlie Britton, co-founder of Tartan Marine and an accomplished offshore racer, owned Hull #1, called Gaudeamus Tu. In 2004, the boat—now named Rubicon—turned up for sale in Hallandale, FL. On the Tartan 34 Owners website, Jürgen discovered a photo and description of Rubicon and knew he had found his dream boat. He flew to Hallandale, examined and bought the boat, and shipped her to his marina on the Elbe. On Thanksgiving Day in 2004, Jürgen, Susanna, and his parents saw Rubicon become Europe’s first T34 Classic. Jürgen recalls, “On our first day out, the wind was blowing at about 20-25 knots. It was the perfect chance to learn about Rubicon’s sailing abilities the fast way. Everything felt like it should; we had a feeling of safety and performance, which brought smiles to our faces… and still does.” In their first offseason, Jürgen and Susanna began the “hard and never-ending boat work” to restore Rubicon to tip-top condition. Early projects involved removing the

entire gelcoat layer, drying wet core material with a vacuum pump, and upgrading the onboard equipment. They patiently worked until finally, “one bottle of champagne later,” they were ready to find a boat yard to finish the job. The project was completed in May 2009, in time for the 700-nautical-mile North Sea Week races from Helgoland, Germany, to Edinburgh, Scotland. At the end of the race, Jürgen said, “Rubicon loves the wind and the waves, no matter how strong and no matter from which direction.” Jürgen and Susanna were now ready to take Rubicon across the Atlantic to the Caribbean, Hallandale, and the Chesapeake Bay to celebrate with friends in the Tartan 34 Classic Association, before returning home. Jürgen found crew to sail to the Canaries, where he waited with Susanna for hurricane season to end. By mid-November, Gerhard joined Jürgen. A professor of meteorology, Gerhard had many years of experience on ocean-going research vessels, but shared Jürgen’s dream of sailing across the Atlantic. They waited

for 30-knot winds funneling between Gran Canaria and Gomera to abate. On November 16, Gerhard looked out the port during dinner and suddenly realized the wind and waves had calmed down. With an excited cheer, off they went. Three days out, the wind dropped off and then died. The sailboat bobbed in the water, drawn backward at times by the current. Jürgen and Gerhard had only the fuel in Rubicon’s 30-gallon tank and about 20 gallons in jerry cans, so they could not power onward. At one point, the jib wrapped around the furler, so Gerhard hauled Jürgen up the mast to fix it. In the ocean swells, he swung wildly around the mast, “singing soprano.” The weather varied from dead calm to sudden squalls with extreme gusts. In the chaos, they had some unwelcome surprises, always at night, when winds would come up out of nowhere and jerk the boat around from every direction. For nearly a week, they suffered through these profoundly disorienting conditions. In the middle of one night, the wind blew more than 30 knots, and the waves began to build. Suddenly, one very steep wave came from astern and within only a few seconds, two other waves added to it. The hellish 15-foot thing broke over the cockpit. In thick masses of white foam with water swirling around her, Rubicon held on and surfed down the huge wave, hitting a speed of 12.4 knots! Then, as suddenly as it had begun, everything went flat, with only the remains of white foam floating over a strangely motionless surface. The trade winds had been interrupted twice in late November and early December by unusually strong Atlantic low-pressure systems, marking most of the trip with extreme and unpredictable weather. Rubicon had been slowly heading west for four days when Jürgen’s weather advisory in Germany, Wetter Welt, advised him to sail south to find the missing trade winds. After two days of sailing against a southwest wind and current, still no trade winds. At that point, Welt told them to turn further south. It was a hard decision to sacrifice fuel to motor out, but they were so fed up with shaking sails, a swinging boom, slamming doors, and potential damage to the rig, that they did it. When they reached 13 degrees north, and the promised trade winds did not appear, Jürgen and Gerhard decided not to motor further, especially since the fuel was nearly gone. So there they sat, quiet and serious for a few Follow us!

Rubicon in an S&S race on the Firth of Forth before leaving Hamburg to cross the Atlantic. Photo by Liz Tulloch

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moments, and then they took down the flopping sails to wait for wind. On December 3, a very light northeasterly trade wind began and built over two days to a near gale. At times, Rubicon again became a surfboard riding down the waves. This excitement lasted four days. By December 9, Rubicon was only 309 miles from Barbados, cutting through the water at more than seven knots. The next day, Jürgen called Deane and me in Bridgetown to say that he was 150 miles out and expected to arrive within 24 hours. On December 11, Rubicon rounded the island’s northern tip, and as the sun set over Carlisle Bay, she sailed into her mooring at the Barbados YC. Dean and I jumped and waved on the beach as Jürgen rowed his dinghy ashore, with Gerhard cheering him on. The two sailors walked out of the warm, calm Caribbean water to the first solid land they had seen in nearly

Commercial fishermen in the English Channel often cut off parts of their nets and drop them into the water regardless of the danger to other vessels, including Rubicon shown here.

a month. Rubicon had delivered them safely to the New World. To celebrate, Rubicon will party in Hallandale March 12 and in the Chesapeake Bay May 7. At press time, she is traveling north along the coast of Guadeloupe. Track her progress at ry=2010_Transat_Crossing&v_scope=all. SpinSheet March 2011 77

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oney. Given the havoc it can wreak in relationships, including the fragile balance that might exist within a charter crew, it might as well be a four-letter word. But like many other aspects of sailing vacations, with properly managed expectations, it can simply become another item on your checklist that can be marked off. If you are setting off on a charter, you’ve probably surmounted the largest financial obstacle to a sailing vacation: the cost. As with many other of life’s experiences, the base price, per person, can range from cheaper than a week in Ocean City, MD, to “I could have bought a new car with this money,” depending on the level of luxury and service you wish. Unless you are a couple sailing solo (which has many charms), the expense is typically shared. This is a simple calculation if your crew consists of all couples or all singles, but it gets more complicated when there is some combination of couples, singles, and children, especially if some are willing (or unwilling) to share bunks or if some cabins are more desirable than others. For all of my shared charters, we’ve always agreed—in advance—that the charter cost would be divided up on a per-person basis, and that we’d choose cabins by lot. (Although once, Rick and I were bestowed the larger cabin by our crew because we’d arranged the charter and were running the boat.) Some crews divide up costs on a percabin basis or by family. No one method is best; the key is reaching agreement before committing. The more challenging money issue is dealing with the myriad boat-running expenses that crop up during a sailing trip. Once you decide how to divide up the charter cost, boat-running expenses usually follow the same division. The tricky bit is keeping track of what is paid and by whom, because it’s often done on the fly. One crew member might have paid cash for ice from a boat boy, another might have tossed out a credit card to pay for water at the dock, and a third might have added the cost of a mooring ball to the bar tab. The provisions may have been ordered and paid for well in advance. To make matters more challenging, if you are dealing in foreign currency, you may be paying with and collecting change in various denominations (some of which, such as Eastern Caribbean Dollars [EC], don’t convert readily in your head, with an exchange rate of approximately from $2.67 Follow us!

to $2.70 EC to every $1 U.S.). I’ve found that the simplest way to deal with these expenses is to appoint a purser who is charged with control of the boat kitty. Each crew member contributes a prearranged sum to the kitty (with an agreement to supplement, if necessary), from which— ideally—all running expenses are paid. If another crew member pays an expense, the purser collects the receipt. At the end of the cruise, the purser completes a final reckoning. If you’re sailing with me, this usually involves spreadsheets, but it needn’t be so elaborate. Finally, “shared” expenses may vary from crew member to crew member. Crew

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Chesapeake Racing Beat The Best Racers on the Bay CBYRA High Point Standings for 2010


he Chesapeake Bay YRA (CBYRA) handed out its 2010 awards in a late February ceremony at the Annapolis YC. We will report on the ceremony and special awards in the April issue of SpinSheet. Here are the 2010 CBYRA High Point Standings for PHRF classes, as reported by CBYRA. See the April issue of SpinSheet for standings for One Design, Cruising One Design, and Junior classes. Congratulations to High Point winners and qualifiers!

Leo Wardrup and his crew on Black Widow won CBYRA High Point honors for PHRF NS for Region 4. Screwpile Regatta 2010 photo by Sara Proctor

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The purple reign continues as John White and his team capture 2010 CBYRA High Point honors once again in PHRF A2 for Region 3AW. Annapolis Race Week photo by Dan Phelps

CBYRA High Point Standings for 2010 Region 3AW PHRF A1

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Eye On the Bay KWRW 2011


Bicycles, Sloppy Joe’s, and the streets wet from a rain shower are all parts of the regular scenery in Key West.

Tapio Saavalainen and his team on the Grand Soleil 37 B&C Kalevala II placed third in IRC B in the Ft. Lauderdale to Key West Race.

Photos by Shannon Hibberd

n a dreary day, you may still hear a few of the lucky racing sailors who made the long trek to Key West Race Week January 17-21 say how much they miss the place. Get over it. It’s over, you may say, especially if you were stuck home on the cold Bay. We like to give those who made the trip one more chance to remember and to rub it in just how much fun they had… Then we can all move on and get ready for spring sailing right here at home. Find downloadable photos from KWRW on the Photo Gallery at Idarae Prothero, Heather Ersts, and SpinSheet photographer Shannon Hibberd at the party tent at KWRW.

Yachting, anyone? A few from the Molto Bene crew found themselves a stylish deck on which to enjoy the sunset during KWRW.

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When it comes to Key West, Amy and Amanda Batdorf are partial to rum punch... in buckets!

The race committee at Key West Race Week is largely comprised of Chesapeake Bay sailors. Taran Teague and Bruce Bingman were on the scene as usual.

A change in the 2011 Key West Race Week was the party venue moving to Kelly’s Caribbean Grill. If the crowds were any indicator, racers didn’t mind the change a bit.

SpinSheet photographer Shannon Hibberd spent a day onboard Molto Bene capturing action shots up close. Molto Bene placed third in PHRF 2.

The Solomons-based Rhumb Punch crew got into the punch at the new party venue.

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Roadtrip! U.S. Sailing Gets Out and About

Oh, Mighty Sundog

he mighty yacht Sundog” as her crewmember Tim Mangus calls her, a Sundog SeaCart 30 trimaran from the West River, was the second boat of 43 to finish overall in the Ft. Lauderdale to Key West Race January 12 to 14. “After starting in the last class start 25 minutes later than the go-fast multihulls, we passed every competitor except for one and corrected third in the four-boat multihull class (but our rating of -87 is hard to justify).” Our apologies to the Sundog crew for omitting this accomplishment in our February coverage of the event. Congratulations! To find full results and regatta recaps, visit

s your yacht club or community sailing center hosting a signature event this summer? Now’s your chance to bring U.S. Sailing into the fold in real time. From Memorial Day (May 30) to Labor Day (September 5), representatives from U.S. Sailing will travel in its Road Show along the East Coast to interact with a variety of events, from regattas and junior clinics to community outreach and learn-to-sail programs. Some yacht club and community sailing events are well known and recognized by the greater sailing community, and others remain best kept secrets. U.S. Sailing wants to learn more about your signature event this summer and to be there and join the fun. Here is how U.S. Sailing’s Road Show can participate in your club’s events and programs: Promotion: Using video, daily recaps, and social (L-R): Dave Baechtold, George Saunders, Paul Parks, Calle media platforms to share special moments from the Hennix, and Tim Mangus celebrate a terrific Ft. Lauderdale to Key event with the sailing community, U.S. Sailing can help West Race on the 30-foot trimaran Sundog. spread the word about your event. Sailing: Need more crew? U.S. Sailing representatives are happy to race! Instruction: U.S. Sailing Road Show coordinators will be certified instructors with coaching experience, who can assist with learn-to-sail programs and clinics. General Support: U.S. Sailing can help you run a more organized event by helping with event management and reaching operations goals If your special event deserves more exposure or just needs a little support, invite U.S. Sailing to your club this summer. All clubs and community sailing centers located from New England to the Mid-Atlantic are eligible. To submit your invitation, click to: media.ussailing. org/2011_Road_Show.htm. U.S. Sailing is in the process of hiring mobile coordinators for the Road Show and is searching for organized and energetic sailors to serve as ambassadors for this exciting and rewarding program. Learn more about this opportunity at Sailing wants to learn more about your yacht club’s or community sailing group’s signature ING/Mobile_Coordinator.htm. event this summer and to be there and join the fun. Eastport YC photo by Al Schreitmueller 86 March 2011 SpinSheet

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he first annual Cape Dory Typhoon Nationals race weekend will take place the weekend of June 10 to 13, hosted by the Rappahannock River YC on Carters Creek just off the Rappahannock River near the river’s mouth on the Southern Chesapeake Bay. It is believed Carters Creek has the largest Typhoon fleet in the world with some 40 boats and another 12 in the area. The fleet has grown from six boats in l996 to its present number. Wednesday night races take place weekly through spring and fall with typically at least 20 boats participating each week. The Typhoon was one of 56 designs by the famous Carl Alberg and had a production run of over 2000 between 1967 and 1986. Alberg called them “America’s littlest yacht.” They were not fast; they were designed to be solid conservative boats that one sails for just the sake of sailing. They have a full-keel, 2000-pound displacement (900 pounds of which was encased lead), 18’6” LOA, 6’4” beam, and 2’7” draft. There were three models: the Weekender with a small cabin with berths which made up 90 percent of the production, the Daysailer with a cuddy cabin, and the open Daysailer. Participants in the Typhoon Nationals will register on Friday and compete on Saturday and Sunday. Breakfast will be furnished both Saturday and Sunday with a Saturday night social. The race committee will help arrange lodging for out-of-town sailors. Contact Ron Mihills, race chairman, at rmihills@

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2011 InterClub Midwinter Championship

Story by Jesse Falsone, Photos by Al Schreitmueller


here’s only one regatta that I haven’t missed since I’ve lived in Annapolis. It’s not a big flashy affair. There aren’t any party tents or bands or fancy racing yachts. And it’s usually cold, with the added attraction of ice and snow that can transform the racing from a simple round-the-buoys affair into a mission—suit up, race, come in, get warm, repeat. The fixture on my calendar since 1995, and at times my mission, is the InterClub (IC) Midwinters. The IC Midwinters, held this year January 29 to 30, is perhaps the most unlikely of great events in Annapolis, and for all the cold and ice, the regatta retains a small but loyal following. Sure, we’ve had some

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big attendance numbers in the past, and the regatta has attracted the top-notch talent (Olympians, collegiate stars, world champions, Rolex sailors, and more). It’s always nice to have these people who add to the cache of the event, but I’m most thankful to have forged relationships through the years with others who share the passion that is frostbite sailing. You might not know by name many of these people, but I can assure you that they are great small-boat sailors. One of the original frostbite sailors, the late Arthur Knapp Jr., once said that if you get your bachelor’s degree in dinghy sailing racing collegiately, you get your master’s degree sailing in an InterClub.

Frostbiting has endured long enough (this year, celebrated the 80th New Year’s Regatta in Manhasset Bay, NY) that it certainly qualifies as a tradition there. I’d like to think that even after a fraction of that time, the IC Midwinters is sufficiently institutionalized now to be called a tradition among the sailors who consistently attend it and among those who help support the event year after year (such as Jamie Brickell, nephew of Arthur Knapp). At this year’s New Year’s regatta, which I had the good fortune to sail and win with my son, I was reminded of why we step out into the cold on small boats and brave the elements. In honoring the frostbite

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tradition, we honor those who literally broke the ice before us, sharing the same love of simple sailing and the bonds that are made by attempting something slightly unconventional, at times uncomfortable, but always rewarding. Looking at the names on sterling trophies and faces in old black and white photos, we are them, and they live on. Tradition. The 2011 champions hail from New York (one skipper from Rochester, the other from Larchmont). Paul-Jon “PJ” Patin, in his 20th year sailing with his crew Felicity Ryan, sailed a masterful regatta to capture A-Division honors, while his teammate Mike Ingham, who sailed with Max Lopez, placed third in a hotly contested B-Division. PJ said it best when he expressed why the IC Midwinters is so special and why he continues to come back year after year. He said it’s because despite all the great competition that the regatta provides, the format allows sailors to enjoy each other’s company and to get to know one another. And this, my fellow sailors, is the legacy and the tradition of the IC Midwinters. I’ve got the pictures to prove it.

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In the that vein, the Gibson Island Yacht Squadron (GIYS) and ace Committees from North East, MD, to Hampton, VA, are wrestling with how to make racing a more compelling Sailing Club of the Chesapeake (SCC) are teaming up for the sport for you. To this end, please give them your ideas as venerable Spring Regatta and making that a middle distance race starting below the Bay Bridge and ending near Gibson Island soon as you can. Changes in the economy and available personal May 21. This will be run in time have placed more conjunction with a big boat/ emphasis on “make it more fun for my team, small boat day the second which has to include weekend in June as an optional series or stand-alone some of my family.” regatta. Racing in one Bay legend John White doesn’t hurt your chances in reminisces about the the other, and the distance old days when a boat would do a circuit of race first helps shake off regattas up and down some of that winter rust. the Chesapeake, and Included in the May 21 the PHRF classes distance event is a postare moving in that race party at GIYS with Gibson Island YS, a great post-race venue to reconnect direction. Many of dockage, showers, and more with your fleet. Photo by Al Schreitmueller your favorite clubs are with no race on Sunday. adapting their regattas to reflect these priorities. You may see The Magothy River SA is holding one close by on Sunday if you changes in big regattas like Governor’s Cup and Hospice Cup as are looking for a “two-fur.” Gibson Island is one of those rare well. Annapolis YC was recently successful in changes in the 2010 places that offers spectacular sunrises as well as sunsets. This will Fall Series format. provide a memorable way to ramp up your sailing season. Particulars will be available at in late March.

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Charleston Race Week Beats Record Attendance Photo by Sara Proctor


While Charleston Race Week’s huge growth has coincided with a general trend toward smaller, faster, easier to race “sportboats,” big boat fleets are on the rise as well. “More than 60 of our entries on this early date are over 30 feet long, which will make 2011 not only an overall attendance record, but a record for big boats as well,” says logistics manager Danny Havens. “With our new, quicker shortcut route to the formerly distant south offshore course confirmed and estimated at less than 40 minutes from marina to course, we’re confident that no one will miss any party Bay Beaches: Treasures and Trash Talk action,” adds race director Randy Draftz. Ways to

t print time, organizers of Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week had broken last year’s all-time high record of 193 registered boats and were working on a new one with 215 entries in place. The annual event, set to unfold April 14 to 17 in Charleston, SC, is known for its quickly changing yet comfortable spring weather, challenging currents, and terrific party venue. That the place has a jump-start on the Chesapeake Bay’s spring weather has made it a popular “last southern stop” regatta before racing begins in earnest at home.


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Among this year’s Chesapeake contingent in Charleston thus far are former overall winner of the event, Gerry Taylor on the Cape Fear 38 Tangent, John Yeigh and Brett Harrison on the Tripp 26 A Parent Tripp, Jim and Julie Graham on the Soverel 33 Renegade, and Tapio Saavalainen on the Grand Soleil 37 B&C Kalevala II. One-design racers will flock to Charleston as usual. The Bay’s J/80 racing representatives will include class president Kristen Robinson on Angry Chameleon, Chris Chadwick on Church Key, and Chris “Fly” Johnson on Dragonfly, as well as Annapolis sailors John White, Bert Carp, Allan Terhune, and Vince Kalish. Collin Linehan on Funhouse Mirror and Todd Hiller on Leading Edge will compete in the J/22 class, while Chris Janowski on Street Legal will be among the J/24 competitors. Travis Weisleder (Richmond, VA) will be there on his Melges 24, as will Henry Filter on Wild Child and Jim Golden on Chillout. Tate Russack on Diesel and Erik Wulff on Endorphin will race in the Melges 20 class. The lone Viper 640 sailor from the Chesapeake at print time was Michael Meissner (Mt. Airy, MD) on Slitherin.

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Maryland boy through and through,” St. Mary’s College graduate and pro sailor, 34-year-old Ryan Breimayer of Annapolis is the only American in the Barcelona World Race, a double-handed, non-stop, around-the-world race and the first of its kind. With crew Boris Hermann (Germany), Breimayer is sailing 25,000 miles in the IMOCA 60 Neutrogena. The race started on New Year’s Eve 2010 with the leading entries forecasted to finish at the end of March. Last week, he took some time to send a few words to SpinSheet from the Southern Ocean.

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SpinSheet: Where are you as you write? What’s happening around you? 43° S, 40° E. Sitting in the nav seat on Neutrogena, enjoying the warmth of the engine behind me as we charge the batteries. Outside, it is blowing 18 to 25 knots, beam reaching, with the boat averaging 16 with surfs to 20 or 22. It is a partly cloudy day, with nice sunny patches, but extremely cold. Probably 40 degrees with 25 degree minimum wind chill. 

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Have you seen any interesting wildlife lately? We have been seeing albatrosses since the beginning of our southern tour. They started off dark juveniles (I think), quite small, and now we are seeing the real ones, with wingspans of 12 feet or so, very graceful fliers. They play in the wind shadow left in our wake. Sometimes, we have three or four at a time behind the boat. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to get video, as they never get too close, and when they do, you realize they are moving too fast to catch with a handy cam zoomed in; not to mention the erratic motion of the filming platform!

What do you do with your garbage? We only keep the plastic and keep

You wrote a funny blog post on about having long inane discussions about minute things. What have you been talking about onboard today? Nothing yet, it is early, and Boris has

and my HPX pants around my ankles and boots on as I sit here in case I have to get dressed to get outside in a hurry.

still been asleep until just a minute ago. Yesterday, we got an email; Boris’s old sponsor was Beluga Shipping who is in the middle of a major pirate problem in the Indian Ocean, so we were talking about that and how many guns you can get onto a cargo ship. From there, we were talking about labor savings onboard and efficiency and decided that in-boom furling and electric winches would be the way to go to reduce the annoyance of reefing. Boris just got up as I write, and it’s started already—our first dumb discussion today. We are charging, and in an attempt to warm the boat, we have the doors shut. Boris just said he had a hard time opening the door because the engine is sucking so much air that the pressure has gone down in the cabin, and what would happen if we got trapped like that? Would we have to drill a hole somewhere to relieve the pressure?

What did you eat for your last meal? I had jambon (Spanish dried ham) and comté cheese on wassa for breakfast. We normally have muesli each morning, but I am getting a bit too regular if you know what I mean.

it as clean as possible. We put it in a trash bag, and then put that in the forward watertight compartment when it’s full. When we get to Barcelona, it is going to be my job to empty it. I would not pawn that off onto anyone else.

When was the last time you got seasick? Never, not once in my life. I guess I am very lucky. I have seen how it can cripple even the best sailors.

What are you wearing right now? Long johns, with a fleece on top,

What are the most essential pieces of gear in your bag? Chameau boots. They are actually waterproof, unlike any other brand I have tried. After that, Musto HPX pants and a dry top with latex seals. Like that, you can more or less stay dry. I have not had to break out the full-on one-piece dry suit yet. Is there any piece of gear that has been more helpful than you would have thought?  Unfortunately, the 12-volt Makita right-angle drill that we use with a grinding disk for carbon repairs. Without that, we would have been in sorry shape at the moment.

Is there any gear you wish you had that you don’t? A pair of super huge (to fit my size 13 feet), super thick 100-percent wool socks. My feet are always cold, and these are more or less impossible to find nowadays.  You’ve had many jobs on big boats—grinder, mastman, bowman, and crew boss. How have these positions influenced your competence as a skipper? Did you have a favorite? I am and always will be a bowman at heart. If you start there and have worked your way back to skipper, I would

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say you have done all the jobs onboard and probably have a pretty good technical knowledge of the boat as well, considering the bowman is usually a rigger, grinders look after winches, trimmers do sail making, etc.

What’s to love about the IMOCA Open 60? It is the world’s fastest, nicest boat in flat water. In big waves, it is a little short for the height of the mast and tends to dig in a bit as it pitches. In our case, the boat looks after the crew really well, too, with a nice cabin top to stay dry behind/ under and a great bow up attitude in breeze downwind. What’s the fastest speed you have recorded in this race thus far? Twenty-seven knots driving and 24 with the pilot. Top speed ever with me onboard, 28 under pilot and 33 with me driving. Remember, 60 feet is really not that long, and speed comes from length; however, with a 95-foot mast, we have some serious sail area.

What do you think would surprise Chesapeake sailors about racing around the world? How long it takes! We are a month into this and have only just managed to get past the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, a couple days ago. The light air has surprised me. I did a lot of weather studies before the race, but the amount of time in 10 knots or less has really caught me by surprise. I guess this would not bother anyone from the Chesapeake, though!

Some of us fantasize about racing double-handed non-stop around the world. What do you dream about? Getting home to my wife and having a “normal” life. The grass is always greener… Saying that, what is a normal life? I am definitely looking forward to more new exciting sailing projects wherever they might be.

How does the kind of sailing you’re doing now compare to the racing you did at St. Mary’s College? I never raced dinghies. I went



straight onto the big boat team. I learned to sail on the old Card. I remember a Governor’s Cup going down the Bay with the kite up in close to 40 knots, Mike Ironmonger at the helm for like eight hours, not one wipe out, boats all around breaking masts and capsizing. So, all in all, it has not changed; the body of water and the level of competition have just gotten much bigger.

What do you miss about the Chesapeake Bay? Are you ever coming home? I miss everything about it. Blue crabs, brown water, jellyfish, playing in the mud in the tidal creeks, seeing eels spawning in the lower Bay, fall leaves, spring showers, winter snow and ice, and humidity. I am a Maryland boy through and through and will be home to raise my family one day. My house in Annapolis is waiting for me. 

When you reach land, what will be the first non-sailing activity you do? Eat! I love eating, and freeze-dried food is just fuel, not fun. I probably will drink a little, too. After that, I probably will get back onboard to deliver the boat back to Brittany from Barcelona. The journey started in Concarneau, and it wouldn’t feel right to me if it didn’t finish there too.

Anything else you would like to add? To everyone on the Chesapeake: get some higher performance boats that would make light air pointto-point racing fun! Think about something like the latest Sundog that Paul Parks has. Or if you don’t want a multi, there are plenty of mini open style boats which go super well in light air. Forget about what it rates and have fun sailing! Also think about sailing with less crew. It is a different ballgame, and there is much more to do with only four hands. I will be back one day to come and play! Going to Oxford on the weekend or St. Mikes or down to Solomons for the Screwpile were my favorite times sailing at home, and I can just imagine how cool it would have been to go eight knots downwind in five knots of breeze...

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What Does CBYRA Do for Me? Why Should I Join? Scheduling

Clubs plan a multitude of regattas on a limited number of weekends during the sailing season. The involved efforts of the Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association (CBYRA) scheduling meetings and guidance help to eliminate the potential chaos and race conflicts that would prevail if this oversight did not exist. CBYRA publishes the Red Book online for juniors and the Green Book mainly for big boats and select one-design events. These publications include general sailing instructions, notices of races, amendments, and other necessary racing resources.

The start at the 2010 Star Wars Regatta. Photo by Gary Branich Photography

Online Registration

Online regatta registration is a service that CBYRA offers the racing community. It provides racers with a simple and convenient way to sign up for events and pay via credit card, while affording the clubs an efficient way to handle regatta management. The real time scratch sheet helps fleets keep participation numbers up.


Race Management

Membership provides valuable discounts through CBYRA partners on the things you need and want, such as boats, sails, and gear. The cost to be a member is very reasonable, and rates are reduced for combined membership in CBYRA and U.S. Sailing. U.S. Sailing adds discounts and coupons on top of the benefits offered by CBYRA.

High Point Awards

Support the organization that exists to improve your racing experience: CBYRA. Check out and return often during the season. Go directly to for junior information.

CBYRA sponsors seminars for club race committees (RC) to improve their skills. The more expertise the RC has, the better the racing experience. CBYRA can assist member clubs with recruiting qualified individuals for on-the-water race management and certified judges upon request, too. Member sailors compete for the premier award in a sanctioned class: High Point. It is the most coveted trophy on the Chesapeake Bay and is sponsored by CBYRA. The High Point Award Ceremony is held at the end of February and celebrates the top competitors, who are then invited to participate in the Star Wars Regatta hosted by Eastport YC (EYC).

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2010 Star Wars winning skipper Ray Wulff and crew. Photo by Gary Branich Photography

Star Wars Regatta

This regatta, Saturday, April 9, is open by invitation to 2010 High Point winners and the immediate past Star Wars winner. Competitors will race in J/80s, supplied by EYC. Enter online at race. Financial Support

CBYRA proudly helps with financial support for member sailors who are involved in national, international, and Olympic campaigns. Grants are also available to clubs and sanctioned classes for regatta support or projects and programs of special merit.

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Reshuffling the Deck at ASF

Kent Barnekov (right) is the new executive director of the Alexandria Seaport Foundation (ASF) in Alexandria, VA. ASF’s former executive director Joe Youcha now directs ASF’s Building to Teach program. By building and using wooden boats, ASF helps at-risk youth turn their lives around and provides families, community groups, and schools with meaningful experiences.

(L-R): Joe Youcha and Kent Barnekov of the Alexandria Seaport Foundation. Photo by Jack Crawford

Oberg Moves Up at AYS

Bob Oberg, Yacht Broker. Photo courtesy of Annapolis Yacht Sales

Sailing School Earns ASA’s Top Honor

For excellence in teaching sailing, R&R Charters and Sail School in Chester, MD, recently was named an American Sailing Association (ASA) Outstanding Sailing School for 2010. Owners and operators Dave and Penny Renoll say, “We are pleased that from hundreds of schools world wide, ASA recognized R&R Charters and Sail School. Sail with us and enjoy some of the ‘local color’ Kent Narrows has to offer, including hotels, restaurants, bands n’ bars, crabs, and nightlife. A little R&R is good for everyone!” Follow us!

Bob Oberg (left) recently became a yacht broker for Annapolis Yacht Sales (AYS). A seasoned industry veteran with 13 years in the marine industry and 35 years of sailing experience, Oberg joined AYS in 1997 as a yacht technician in the company’s awardwinning service division. In 2007, as skipper, he dominated the 13-boat PHRF 3 class at Acura Key West Race Week and won the inaugural PHRF National Championship on a Beneteau First 10R. Bob was also a collegiate national champion at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and was helped drive the winning boat in the 2005 Annapolis to Newport Race. AYS serves clients looking for new Beneteau, Greenline, Harbor, and Sabre yachts as well as a variety of pre-loved vessels.

March 18-20 bring the grand opening celebration of the expanded West Marine at the Red Apple Plaza Shopping Center on Kent Island, MD. By doubling its size, the store now boasts 12,500 square feet and a crew of 16 associates to better serve Chesapeake area boaters. The weekend promises non-stop shopping ops, tips and tricks from the pros at the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishermen’s Association, and free family-friendly fun, including kids’ casting competitions, high-tech electronic demos, prizes, special deals, and free hot dogs (while supplies last). Be the first to visit 2122 DiDinato Drive in Chester, MD.

The Magic of Stitch and Glue Boatbuilding

Celebrating having more than 20,000 kit boats grace the water near and far (below), Chesapeake Light Craft in Annapolis has been hosting and teaching build-your-own-boat classes since 1994. Students in 2011 can select from 10 of the most popular designs, including the Skerry Daysailer, Passagemaker Dinghy, Eastport Pram, and Northeaster Dory. For classes and fees, visit

Dean’s Yacht Services Has Moved

Suite 3 at 7416 Edgewood Road at the Annapolis Maritime Commerce Center at Bert Jabin Yacht Yard is the new home of Dean’s Yacht Services (DYS). Among DYS’s services you’ll find professional boat detailing, provisioning, and delivery services and yacht tender/inflatable sales, service, and repair.

A Skerry scurries along… Chesapeake Light Crafts celebrates more than 20,000 kit vessels on the water. Photo courtesy of Chesapeake Light Crafts

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Full Fair Market/Book Value for Your Boat 501(c)(3) private foundation seeks boat donations for use within educational programs. Fully tax deductible. Free boat surveys provided. Free hauling/transport. Also accept cars, trucks, and other items of value. Also seeking volunteer sailboat and powerboat instructors. (410) 591-9900

Donate Your Boat And help teach atrisk teens to sail. (202) 478-0396, www.

BOAT SHARING Sailboat Fractional Sharing Hunter 36 We are interested in adding an additional fractional participant (for a total of 3) sharing our boat, based in Annapolis. Appropriate sailing resume required. For details contact or call (703) 945-7863.

SailBoat Membership Sharing Opportunity: 45’DS Jeanneau ’10, 3 cabins, 2 heads (elec) w/generator, windlass, twin wheels, elec. winches…loaded! Only 3 member slots left! (301) 431-5900.


the entire selection online and at our convenient Mayo, MD location. We may have your boat! (301) 261-4079

We Need Sailboat Listings!!!! Last Beneteau was under contract in 5 days and we just sold our last sailboat listing. Competitive commission structures and knowledgeable staff will move your boat!! Visit us online at, email us at, or call (866) 735-5926 to get your boat listed and sold.

12’ Marisol Skiff ’05 Wooden Boat

Magazine’s famous, beautiful, classic, sailing dinghy, paint, varnish, spars, rigging, sail (tanbark dacron), fitted cover & trailer everything like new, plans, Sea Scouts, $6000, Steve Alexander 301-646-0805, stevedalex@msn. com, Steve Nichols, 703-408-8247,

22’ Catalina ’72 Swing keel sloop, trailer, sailing cond., Sea Scouts, $1000 obo, Steve Alexander, 301-646-0805,, Joel David 703587-9920, 24’ Rainbows Pick from a few donated boats for sale at Center Dock Marina, Fells Point, Baltimore. Living Classrooms Foundation is a Baltimore-Washington-based nonprofit educational organization that teaches youths with experiential learning-“learning by doing.” (Several available). Best offers accepted., (410) 6850295. 24’ Tanton ’77 IOR 1/4 Ton one off

Cape Dory 28 Flybridge Fast Trawler ‘89. 30 ft. l.o.a. Very clean boat, lightly used by a retired couple. Yard maintained, hauled & shrink wrapped in winters. Single engine w/bowthruster, AP. Fuel tanks & prop shaft are ready for diesel conversion. Prior to conversion, enjoy the lean, quiet, economical 5 y.o Mercruiser V8 installation which has very low hrs. lllness forces a quick sale. Asking $41,000; offers encouraged. Boat is available for viewing all winter. Jerry at (410) 440-9882.

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Contact Lucy Iliff for advertising, (410) 216-9309 or 25’ Catalina ’78 Fiberglass fixedkeel 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 Washing-

Maryland Maritime Foundation Bargain Pre-owned Sailboats Browse 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,

The deadline for the Brokerage and Classified sections is the 10th of the month prior to publication (March 10 for the April issue).

ton 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,

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.

30’ Catalina ’81 Tall Rig RF, autohelm

4000, wheel, universal 11hp, refrig, Origo stove, electrical upgrades, 4 batteries (09) dual selector, charger, many xtras, burgundy canvas, photos avail. $21,850, Urbanna, VA, mw81500@aol. com, (434) 981-4462.

30’ Catalina ’87 Mark II Excel. cond., std rig, RF, wheel, depth, speed, wind, dodger, bimini w/bridge, Universal M25 XP dsl, at Worton Creek. Price reduced to $29,500 (215) 518-1354. 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’ Pearson ’75 Zephyr is in sail

away condition, newer sails, newer cushions, Bimini, and a recent survey (08). For more info contact Mike at Asking $8,000.

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. YoungsBoatYard. com

27’ Columbia 8.3 ’77 M,J,160G, Atomic-4, custom tri-axle trailer, excellent cond. $7,500 (609) 641-5459,

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,,

Taxicab. With trailer, good project to make sail ready. Any reasonable offer accepted, (410) 852-1636. Leave message.

27’ US Yachts ’83 Keel fiberglass cruising sloop, good cond., Volvo dsl, wheel steering, RF, Sea Scouts, $4900, obo, Steve Alexander 301-646-0805,

25’ Catalina ’80 Price reduced, std rig, 4’ fixed keel, pop-top cabin, CDI furler,15- hp Mercury OB. Write for pictures / description, Chestertown, MD $5500

28’ O’Day ‘81 Great Bay cruiser, Universal dsl, wheel steering, 150 RF genoa, North main, Portable AC, and much more. Solomons MD, $4900 (540) 903-9091. 28’ Classic Sabre ’73 w/Atomic-4 

30' Pearson Flyer ‘81 High Point Winner Blaze Star is ready for a new owner to carry on her winning ways. A highly optimized PHRF winner with a great record. $15,500 410.263.7570

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. 32’ Catalina 320 ‘94 Perfect Bay

boat, not raced, new main, lifelines, water pump, radio w/RAM, new battery charger, autopilot, GPS. USCG documented. Herrington South, $51,750. Call 410-286-3966.

32’ Catalina ‘99 Exceptionally well

maintained and equipped for cruising: AC, windlass/washdown, upgraded electrical, refrigeration and more. $73,000 Full details at http://meanderer. info

32’ Pearson Flyer ‘81 High Point Winner. Blaze Star is ready for a new owner to carry on her winning ways. A highly optimized PHRF winner with a great record. $15,500 (410) 263-7570.

Good cond. Tiller steering, furling jib. Northern Bay. Best offer. Lee (570) 650-5360.

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2011 Beneteau Oceanis 37

2011 Beneteau Oceanis 43

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2011 Beneteau Oceanis 50

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1991 Dyer 29 $84,000

'02 '04 Beneteau 36.7 2 from $114,900 24 28 28 29 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 31 31 31 31 32 32 32 32 32 33 33 33

Yankee Dolphin 24 '68 ................$27,900.00 Bristol Channel Cutter 28 '81 '872 from $99,900.00 Aloha 28 '83...................................$24,500.00 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 '09......2 from $109,500.00 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 $74,900.00 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 LS-10 33 '01 ...................................$45,000.00

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2004 Tartan 3700 $235,000

2007 Beneteau 49 2 from $390,000

1986 Wauquiez Hood 38 $117,900

1981 Cherubini Raider 33 $42,000

1997 Beneteau 321 $65,000

'08 '09 Beneteau 31 2 from $109,500

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...........................$132,500.00 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 Hunter 36 '05 ..............................$119,800.00 Mariner Ketch 36 '79...................$54,500.00 Beneteau Evasion 37 '82..............$62,000.00 Lord Nelson Victory Tug '86...$175,000.00 Nordic Tug 37 '99 ......................$279,000.00 Tartan 3700 '04...........................$235,000.00 Beneteau First 38 '83 ...................$49,900.00 Bristol 38.8 '86 ............................$109,000.00 Hunter 380 '01 ............................$118,000.00 Irwin 38 MkII '86...........................$69,500.00



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Pearson True North 38 '02......$249,000.00 Sabre 386 '05 ...............................$275,000.00 Wauquiez Hood 38 '84 '86 2 from $89,900.00 Beneteau 390 '91 ..........................$84,900.00 Beneteau 393 '03 ........................$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 ....................................$49,500.00 Catalina 400 '95...........................$124,900.00 Delpha 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 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 40.3 '05 $179,000.00 Palmer Johnson NY 40 '78 .........$59,900.00 Hinckley Bermuda 40 '63............$85,000.00 Jeanneau Sun Fizz 40 '84 .............$89,900.00 Sabre 402 '97 '99 '00....3 from $219,900.00 Beneteau 411 '01 ........................$134,900.00 Lord Nelson 41' 1987 .............$174,000.00 Sigma 41 '83 ...................................$79,900.00 Beneteau 423 '03 ........................$200,000.00

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Beneteau 42s7 '96.......................$125,000.00 Jeanneau Lagoon 42 '94.............$172,000.00 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 Leopard Catamaran 46 '09.......$699,000.00 Tartan 4600 '96...........................$299,000.00 Beneteau 473 '01 '03....2 from $229,900.00 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 Nexus 600 Catamaran '10.... $1,360,000.00 Franz Maas 76 '74 .......................$499,000.00


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46’ Hunter ‘02 Superb performer set

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-

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. $28,000,, (301) 974-2620.

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, auto-bilge pumps plus manuals, rebuilt Edson worm gear steering and 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: $199,500.00 INCLUDES studio condo unit and FREE dockage! Alans Yacht Sales, Inc. Fort Lauderdale, Florida, (954) 684-0424,, SKYPE-954 892-5242.


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dvYachts410.626.2851 more than you expect 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 $169,900. 703-282-2720.

40’ C & C Sloop: A great sailing cruiser and fast racer, 10 winches, RF, many sails, upgrades, $36,500 or best offer., see photos- ChandelleRacing on Facebook. (401) 480-1585.

29’ Bristol ’80 This 29.9 model has

102 March 2011 SpinSheet Beneteau Sailboats in Annapolis!! 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

31’ Beneteau 31 ‘09 Almost brand new, lightly used. Bimini, Aircon, Gennaker, Classic main & stackpack. Deltaville VA. $109,500 Call Jonathan (804) 776-7575 or 31’ Beneteau First 310 ‘93 Cruising setup, 4’3” draft. Good electronics w/Radar, AP, Sonar. Numerous sails plus Dutchman. Very clean boat. Hampton VA $46,000 Call Jonathan (804)776- 7575 or 34’ Beneteau 343 ’08 Clean & well

equipped w/roller furling main, reverse cycle heat & air, windlass, chartplotter, A/P and more. A MUST SEE! Call Denise (410)267-8181 or

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.

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

35’ C&C K/Cs ’86/’87 Two C&C

38’ Sabre 386 ’04 Yanmar dsl (276

35s both with centerboard, and boat in exceptional cond. Priced from $56,900. See pics & specs at or call 410626-2851.

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

39’ Catalina ’01 The 390 is the 3

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

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

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

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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.

37’ Tartan 3700 ’04 Brand new to

up for offshore passage making: Genset, Solar, Watermaker, Davits, Liferaft, Full enclosure etc. $184,900 Deltaville VA. Call Jonathan (804) 776-7575 or

46’ Tartan 4600 ’96 Equipped with generator, Reverse cycle heat & air, bowthruster, Flag Blue Awlgrip hull (New 2008), new electronics, recent dodger & more. REDUCED to $299,000. Call Charles (410)267-8181 or 47’ Beneteau 473 ‘03 Very nice and well-equipped (AC/Heat, generator, bow-thruster, chart-plotter, Autopilot & more!) Ready to get you sailing in style & comfort. Motivated Seller. Asking $239K. Call Tim 410-267-8181 or tim@

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. $45,000 757-480-1073

40’ Beneteau ‘01 Centercockpit 5.5’ draft, generator, air, aft cabin w/centerline double berth, forward cabin with pullman double to starboard. Nice on deck stowage, swim platform $135,000 757-4801073

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

41’ Beneteau Oceanic 411 ’98 Cruise equipped, Rare 3 cabin, never chartered, Cruising World Best Full Size Cruiser Asking $137,900. Call Paul Rosen, 410-267-8181 or

43’ Beneteau ’10 Roller furling main and genoa, A/C, heat, colored hull. Loaded with canvas: dodger, bimini, custom cockpit cushions. Owner anxious for an offer now! Asking only $269,900. Call Dan at 410-267-8181 or

32’ C&C ‘99 - 2004 True Performance Cruiser or Racer-Cruiser. 5.5' draft, aluminum rig - Cruise or race equipped. Black hull, white deck, w/Ultra-suede interior - A real head turner! Lightly used / DaySailed only - Asking $109,000 Call 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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31’ Prout Quest Catamaran ’77

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 is here - 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

Pacific Seacraft 40 – One just went under contract – one to go! 2004 (one of the latest ones built) beautiful navy hull, interior satin varnish. $340,000. Crusader YS (410) 269-0939


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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

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

Excellent 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.

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.

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


The Tartan 4000 design embodies all of the recent Tartan leading technologies and advanced performance cruising conveniences. CCR (Cruise Control Rig), carbon fiber mast, boom and rudder, infused BPA epoxy composite hull and deck, all lead low center of gravity bulb keels give cruising performance advantages that other builders cannot match.

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:,

39’ Dehler ’01 Beautiful World Class Racer/Cruiser exceptional cond., cruise equipped, blue hull, two cabin layout. Call Tony Tumas Cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), Office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details. $175,000 Email:, www. 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:,


Extensive Brokerage 53' Mason `84 $310,000 44' Peterson `75 $105,000 43' Irwin `89 $129,500 43' Saga 2 from `00 $245,000 42' Endeavor `85 $119,000 42' Moody `90 $130,000 42' Jeanneau `09 $229,000 41` Bristol 41.1 `83 $174,750 41' C&C shoal `88 $75,000 40' C&C 121 `04 $249,000 40' Pacific Seacraft `98 $300,000 39' Cal `83 $52,950 38' Pearson `91 $100,000 37' Jeanneau SO `97 $84,900 37' Pacific Seacraft (2) `87$100,000 37' Tartan 3700 `00 $170,000 37' Tartan 37 `76 $28,000 36' Bayfield Cutter `88 $109,000

35’ Hunter 356 ’03 In Mast Furling,

36' Hunter `07 $135,000 36' Prout `05 $179,900 36' Sabre `85 $65,000 35' Beneteau Oceanis `97 $82,500 35' Bristol `82 $48,500 35' Contest `90 $79,900 35' Freedom Yachts `94 $100,000 35' Island Packet Cat `93$120,000 35' Westerly Reduced `97$90,000 35' Tartan 3500 `93 inquire 34' Bruckmann `07 $300,000 34' Kaiser Gale Force `80 $79,500 34' Sabre MK II `87 $57,000 33' Hunter `05 $90,000 33' Nauticat `00 $240,000 32' C&C 99 `04 $109,000 31' Bristol `85 $39,000 31' Pacific Seacraft `89 $89,000

Bruce Roberts 53 Selene 53 Beneteau 47 Californian 45 Liberty 45 (2) Mason 44 Sceptre 41 Bayfield 40 (2) C&C 34, 36, 40 O'Day 40 Pacific Seacraft 27, 34 Pacific Seacraft 37, 40 Krogen 39 Tartan 3700, 4300 Tartan 37C and more…

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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,

Your Choice for Blue Water Boats! 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

Blue Water Boats Wanted! 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

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32’ C & C 99 If you are looking for a great opportunity to find a very well cared for C & C 99 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

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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Valiant 50 ’02 never touched salt water! Very lightly used. All amenities, bow thruster, leisurefurl, davits, AC/Heat, genset, electric winch and only 350 hours on the engine! $479K. Liberty 45 ’89 You will not be disappointed in this amazing comfortable cruising boat with a sumptuous teak interior just reduced! $164K Saga 43 ’98 Immaculate vessel, lightly used, well equipped, all amenities, AC/Heat in perfect condition. $229.9K

28 Sam Morse BCC ’00 .............$179K 34 Cabo Rico ’90 ........................$89K 36 Tashiba ’86 ......................... $124K 38 Cabo Rico ’90 ......................$119K 38 Hans Christian ’89 ..............$169K 42 Valiant ’95 ..........................$269K 42 Valiant ’94 ..........................$239K 42 Sabre Sloop ’99 ..................$229K

43 Saga ‘96 ...........................$234.9K 43 Young Sun PH ’83 ................. $89K 45 Liberty 458 ’89 ...................$169K 47 Vagabond ’84 .................... $139K 47 Stevens ’84 .........................$189K 50 Passport ’92 ........................$359K 50 Valiant ’02 .......................... $479K 53 Amel ’90 ............................. $389K

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33’ Hunter ’09 Going Baroque This

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!

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,

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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.

36’ Hunter ‘08 Captain’s Lady is a one-owner 36 that has been meticulously maintained. Equipped with InMast Furling, Raymarine C80 GPS/ Plotter, Auto-Pilot, AC/Heat, freezer & much more. $175,000 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.

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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,

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 www.regent-point. com

31’ Cape Dory Cutter ’84 Rebuilt

KVH depth, KVH wind-speed-log, Garmin GPS map 440, ’05 main sail, ’99 Kevlar #3 jib, ’95 Kevlar #3 jib, ’03 Kevlar #2 jib, ’96 Kevlar #1 jib, ’06 Kevlar #1 jib, 1/2oz North spinnaker, 1/4oz ’03 spinnaker, 1.5oz spinnaker. She was built to race and race she does. She is nicely equipped and ready to sail without emptying the bank. Owned by a surveyor she has been priced accordingly. Asking $14,000 OBYS 410-226-0100

33’ Cape Dory Sloop ’80 Original

owner and Chesapeake Bay sailed. A Carl Alberg design that is well known for their Sea Kindliness and traditional good looks. Powered by a 30-hp Yanmar dsl that was installed new in ’04. Off-set double berth forward, nice Ushaped galley, ’02 Main and genoa, Harken RF, Barient ST winches, Pressure hot water, dodger, bimini & more. Asking $35,000 OBYS 410-226-0100

37’ Dickerson Aft Cockpit Sloop/ Cutter ‘83 Lovely, traditional looks w/

an extended fin keel & skegged rudder. Listed in Feren Mates book “Worlds Best Boats”. She has a traditional interior configuration w/custom chairs in the main salon. She has just been reduced $10,000 to a new asking price of $60,000 OBYS 410-226-0100

40’ Caliber LRC ‘04 Clean, late model, “Turn Key”, bluewater cruiser. A one-owner vessel that has been meticulously cared for and is conveniently located in Annapolis, Md. All Raymarine electronics, Bose speakers, Panasonic Am/Fm/CD/DVD w6CD changer, Flat screenTV, Radar and so much more. Nothing is needed, just sail away. Asking $259,900 SOA (410) 693-3311 or (877) 267-1808

stance 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!

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

30’ J-30 Sloop ‘79 15-hp Yanmar dsl,

Rogue Wave Specializes in High Quality, Ocean-going vessels of sub-

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

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

31’ Irwin Citation ‘83 Tolume Yanmar 15-hp dsl, wheel steering, large quarter berth, enclosed head, U-shaped galley, dinghy w/ 1.5-hp OB, Asking: $14,900 US, Regent Point Marina (804) 7584457

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

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

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

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

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

38’ Morgan 382 ’81 $44,900 Completely equipped for offshore cruising. Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171. 50’ Gulfstar ’77 $99,000 Great Cruis53 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

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


28’ Sabre ’76 $14,900 New engine (50

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

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


36’ Hunter 356 ‘02 Great Bay boat, roomy, equipped and she sails! asking $95,000 (410) 639-9380, 37’ Hunter 37.5 Legend Series ‘92 

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

New standing rigging and electronics, one owner! asking $64,900 (410) 6399380,

37’ Jeanneau SO ‘00 Well equipped with A/C and New Windlass, New Canvas asking $99,000 Call Charlie @ (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, www.

34’ mkII Catalina ‘06 Lightly used

w/only 422 eng. hrs! A/C, Raymarine ST4000+, tri-data knot/depth, ST60 wind, dodger, bimini, connector w/custom masthead viewing window. $119,500. Call 800960-TIDE or 800-699-SAIL. Go to

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35’ Island Packet ’89 $109,000 Call

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35’ O’Day ’85 $24,900 Ready to go cruising. Lot of boat for the money. Sailing Associates ( 410) 275-8171.

37’ Alberg ’68 In excellent shape

YACHT SALES 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,

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45CC Hunter ‘06 Like new w/only 185 eng. & 123 gen. hrs! In-mast furling, Raymarine ST7000+, E80 & 120 GPS, 10’ dinghy w/4 stroke eng. Ablative bottom paint (‘09) and much more! $259,500. Call 800699-SAIL or 800-960-TIDE. Go to

340 Hunter ‘00 In great cond. w/inmast furling, Raymarine ST4000+, Garmin chartplotter (new ‘09), UK sails (refurbished ‘09), bimini, transom shower. Only 415 eng. hrs! $74,900. Call 800-699-SAIL or 800-960-TIDE. Go to

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35’ Island Packet ’89 $110,000 Cutter rigged, Ready to go! Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171.

41’ AC Hunter ‘05 Extensively equipped w/in-mast furling, A/C bow thruster, generator, ST7000+, Garmin 3210, flat screen TV, BOSE system, bimini, dodger w/side curtains & much more. 200 eng. hrs! $189,900. Call 800-960-TIDE or 800-699-SAIL. Go to 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

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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:

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

Too Late to Classify 35.5’ Hunter Legend ‘90 Very clean.

27-hp Yanmar dsl, refrig/freezer, VHF/ knot/depth, new stereo w/CD, new bimini, dodger. 2 jibs/cruising spinnaker, cockpit cushions, 2 new batteries. $31,500 (757) 969-1204.

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.

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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.

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35' Island Packet 1989, Excellent condition, $74,900. (410) 335-1544.



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program, excellent pay. Contact Don@baycats. com, Ocean City, NJ.

Annapolis School of Seamanship........35 Annapolis Yacht Sales.................15,101

for a person with yacht rigging and sailing experience. This individual must have knowledge of sailboat parts, a variety of mechanical abilities and have own transportation. Excellent opportunity for the right person. Email resume to, 410-269-8035

Sailing Instructor July/August, M/F. Fun based

Annapolis Performance Sailing......87,96

Sailboat Rigger Annapolis Rigging is looking

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

Index of Display Advertisers

CCS Valencer......................................10 Center Dock Marina..........................107 10% Discount with Mention of this Ad

Chesapeake Boat Works.....................55

Free Estimates Contact Todd “Gator” Scott

Chesapeake Light Craft.......................32

(443) 604-8451


Coastal Climate Control......................11 Coastal Properties.................................7 Coco Blanca Ball...................................6 Colorwheelz.........................................93

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


Coppercoat USA.................................73


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

410-971-4777 Engines For Sale: Universal Atomic-4, Chrys-

ler 318 complete, Volvo MD2B, Mercruiser 350 complete w/drive, pair of 454 Mercruisers. Call for price. (410) 586-8255.

CRAB..................................................92 CruiseROWater...................................69 Cruisers University..............................22 Crusader Yacht Sales..................67,104 Deltaville Boatyard.........................28,29 Distribution Points...............................39 Diversified Marine................................73 Doctor LED..........................................51

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Down the Bay Race.............................82 Eastport Spar and Rigging..................66 Fawcett Boat Supplies....................25,64 Ferry Point Marina...............................53 Forespar..............................................33 Gratitude Marina..................................57 Grey Beard Pumps..............................83 Hartge Yacht Harbor...........................58 Hartge Yacht Yard...............................63 Herrington Harbour..............................61 Hinckley Yacht Services......................51 IMIS.....................................................38 Inner Harbor EAST Marina..................56 Interlux.................................................35

Up The C re e k Diving

Helix Mooring Authorized Installer


Mooring Installation & Service Underwater Maintenance & Repair

Mike’s Sodablasting LLC

Professional Mobile Service Eco-Safe-Full Tenting Free Estimates Fully Insured


J. Gordon & Co....................................63 J/World................................................78 K&B True Value...................................24 Landfall Navigation............................115

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

Martek Davits......................................93 Maryland Marina..................................53 MD Boatbuilders Expo.........................37 Moorings.......................................17,103 Muller Marine.......................................63 Noble Awards and Engraving..............93 North East River Yacht Club...............60 North Point Yacht Sales......................21

(410) 268-0956

Setting Standards for Safer Boating

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

M Yacht Services................................65

Marine Technical Services..................69


122 Severn Ave • Annapolis MD

Latell Sails - Ullman.............................66

Mack Sails...........................................71

“Experience Matters”

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

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


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

North Sails.............................................3 North Sails Direct................................75 North U................................................20 Norton’s Sailing School.......................47 Norton’s Yacht Sales.........................107 Ocean Options....................................75 Follow us!

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Bacon Sails &

• New England Line

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


Osprey Point Marina and Inn...............57 Pantaenius America............................31 Patsy Ewenson....................................83 Pettit Marine Paint Vivid......................80 Pier 4 Marina.......................................56 Planet Hope.........................................49

Marine Supplies

Portside Marine...................................64 Pro Valor Charters...............................79 Profurl/Wichard....................................23

20Min. From DC Beltway


At Herrington Harbour North

Regent Point Marina............................53




Solomons, MD


RogueWave Yacht Brokerage...........105 Sailrite Enterprises..............................78 Sailstice DelMarva.................................4 Sarles Boatyard...................................60 Shipwright Harbour..............................59


Singles on Sailboats............................46 Somers Cove Marina...........................53 Southern Bay Race Week...................89 Stingray Point Boatworks....................55 Stur-Dee Boat......................................34 T2P.TV................................................91


Tidewater Yacht Service Center..........10 UK-Halsey Sailmakers..........................9 Vane Brothers.....................................91 Discover the Upper Bay’s best kept secret.

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




Trade • 800.507.0119

West Marine Rigging...........................19 West River Rigging..............................56 World Cruising Club............................47

North East River Yacht Club (410) 287-6333

Yacht Collection Show........................34

Bell Isle

Young’s Boat Yard..............................93

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

West Marine........................................13

Dry Storage to 36 feet. Repair Yard DIY or Subs. (No (No Boat Boat Tax) Tax)

55-Ton Travel-Lift 27,000 lb. Fork-Lifts


(Lower (Lower Bay) Bay)

Hampton, VA (757) 850-0466

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

25 Ton Lift!

Slips up to 50’

the western shore of the Chesapeake in St. Leonard, MD. Flag Harbor Yacht Haven (410) 586-0070, Winter storage & repair (410) 586-1915.

40’ Boat Slip for Sale 40’ by 15’ slip for sale


One stop for ALL of your Maintenance and Mechanical needs Full Service Repair and Maintenance • Bottom Paint Spring Commissioning • Trailer Boat Storage • Boat Ramp Highly protected • New Waterfront Restaurant 2011 • DIY friendly

ALWAYS below Annapolis Rates! 410.544.6368 700 Mill Creek Road • Arnold MD

in Flag Harbor (Google website) in St. Leonard, Md. $26,000. Direct access to bay. Lovely setting, private beach. Yearly condo fee only $1500 .

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. Deep Water Slips Available Four great loca-

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 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



tions 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

Sailboat Slip Mill Creek Near Cantlers, easy access Whitehall Bay. Water electric bubbler. Up to 32 ft. 4-5 ft deep, $2600 - $2800/year (301) 518-0989. Why Pay High Annapolis or Baltimore Rates?  Slips $1,250 - $2,200 YR. Land stor-

age $110 monthly. Haulouts $8.50. Minutes to Bay and Baltimore Beltway. Old Bay Marina (410) 477-1488 or


15’ Up to 60’ Deep-Water Slips On the

ABYI Marine Surveyors, LLC Sail & powerboat

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.

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,

Magothy. One river north of Annapolis. Easy access to marina by Route 100. North Shore Marina (410) 255-3982.

20’-36’ Slips Young’s Boat Yard Inc., Jones Creek, Patapsco River. Deep, protected slips at

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

25’ - 40’ Slips and Storage Special 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 Oxford, MD. Included in rental is pool, electric, water, laundry, bath houses, ships store and access to world class service all in the historic town of Oxford. Contact Marti Sommer at 410-226-5113.

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

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


Sailboat Trailers & Cradles

Custom-built & fit

Viking Trailers 724-789-9194 J-80 Needs Trailer Either purchase your used one or rent it for 140 mile delivery. Call Bill @ (202) 746-6088 or

The warmer weather is moving in, and before you know it, summer will be in full swing! Be sure to check out some of the great dock bars the Chesapeake Bay has to offer, and tell them we sent you!

CHESAPEAKE CLASSIC Sarles Boatyard and Marina Annapolis (circa 1925)


nyone who knows Annapolis’s oldest working boatyard and marina, Sarles, knows this railway on Spa Creek in Eastport and the hill behind it well. There is more concrete than grass by the railway now—the only one of its kind in town—and off to the right, you’ll find undercover storage for boats at the dock. Sarles is still very much an old-fashioned working boatyard and community hub. A weekday visitor may find a liveaboard sailor feeding the geese, woodworkers restoring an historic wooden vessel, a mechanic or two working on a big powerboat engine, a group of kayakers, a couple headed out on a picnic boat for an afternoon on the Bay, and even a tourist who has rented the furnished “captain’s quarters” or “crow’s nest” onsite. Photo courtesy of Debra Smith

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Sell, Swap or Buy:

Opti Laser C420 Pixel

10% Off


60% Off

CLEARANCE Plus burgers, hot dogs, and sodas!

DINGHY LOCKER BOAT SWAP: Bring your used Optis, Lasers, Club 420s and Pixels for sale to Landfall from Tuesday, April 4 through 8pm Friday, April 8. A Dinghy Locker specialist will check the boat into swap inventory and work with you to determine a selling price and payout terms. See the website for full terms, conditions and info.



Sailing Clinic



with McLaughlin Boatworks

See Gill’s brand new dinghy line and enter the DL@L/Gill Raffle

DINGHY LOCKER CHARTERS: At the sale, ask us about Dinghy Locker Charters, fully rigged Optis, Lasers and C420s, featuring N1 Foils, Black Gold Spars and J Sails. We do all the work and leave the sailing to you. Our knowledgeable staff are onsite at all USODA events with all your racing needs. Look for us at the USODA Team Trials in San Francisco, May 3-7. | 203-487-0775 151 Harvard Avenue, Stamford, CT (I-95, Exit 6)

*10% storewide discount excludes boats, electronics and electronic chips. Not to be combined with any other discount. ©2011 Landfall Navigation. Logos shown are trademarks of their respective companies. LaserPerformance and associated logos are trademarks used under license. All rights reserved.


CANVAS SERVICE quantum annapolis canvas services include:

custom modifications and services • multi-point inspections • Bimini fabrication dodger fabrication • Hatch covers • sail covers • lee-cloths • Wind scoops• Windlass covers Winch covers • cockpit organizers • line and sheet bags • sun awnings


IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO GET YOUR SAILS WASHED AND SERVICED BEFORE SPRING! Multi-Point Sail Evaluation | Sail Washing Annual Sail Maintenance & Storage Precision Sail Modifications Sail Installations | Custom Conversions Free Estimates | 410.268.1161

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