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44 What’s New in Old Boats by Bob Cerullo, Ken Jacks, and Barbara Klotz

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79 Youth and Collegiate Racing 2011

SpinSheet photographer Dan Phelps captured this shot last fall at the I-420 Atlantic Coast Championships out of Annapolis YC. Find our Youth and Collegiate Sailing 2011 section (page 83) to hear what young Bay sailors have in store for the season.

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CONTRIBUTE TO AN UPCOMING ISSUE We invite you to be part of the magazine. Contribute or suggest a story: SpinSheet’s editors are always on the lookout for new writers and fresh stories. We welcome author inquiries and unsolicited contributions. We also welcome tips, ideas, and suggestions. All contributions should directly pertain to the Chesapeake Bay or Chesapeake Bay sailors and boats in far flung locales. We are generally not interested in “how-to” articles, log-style accounts, “It was the biggest storm ever” stories, or poetry. Direct story ideas to Please be patient: We really do care about your contributions, but we receive so many inquiries and stories that it may take us some time to get back with you. Contribute photos: We are most interested in photos showing boats looking good and people having fun on and along the Bay. Smiling, clear faces with first and last names identified, work very well. Dial your digital camera up to the “Large JPG” setting, ask your subjects to pull in their fenders, and start shooting!

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Editor’s Notebook with Molly Winans

Nine New Things


hen I became the editor of SpinSheet three and a half years ago, dozens of readers commented on the “exciting new look” of the magazine. We couldn’t claim to have not made changes, as we’re always working to improve, but what was funny to SpinSheet staffers is that our production manager, Cory Deere, had been working diligently to modernize “the look” of the magazine long before I took over refreshing its content. I don’t do the graphic design; he does. I just get credit for it, thank you. The winds of change are blowing with force once again this spring in the editorial and graphic design departments, so I thought I would share the top nine things we’re doing to make SpinSheet better:

We are psyched about our new website at It’s given us tremendous flexibility we did not have in our printonly days. We can quickly post blogs about Charleston or Key West Race Weeks, rather than wait for regattas and/ or months to end. Annapolis sailor Harry Privette sent us a neat story about being in Banderas Bay, Mexico, in March when the tsunami waves were predicted to hit his ground-floor hotel room. We did not have page space for this story in the already overloaded May print edition, so we put it up in our Off the Bay blog on for readers to enjoy. A little-known and under-utilized tool we have at is our sailor forum

After a decade of deliberation and cost analysis, we have taken the leap this month and invested in whiter, higher quality paper. Readers should be able to see photographs more clearly, read articles more easily, and simply enjoy reading SpinSheet more than ever. That’s our goal.

Readers told us that the SpinSheet Calendar (page 31) was cool looking but confusing to read. Recently, we streamlined it with some graphic design tweaks and removal of website addresses (which remain online at spinsheet. com). We launched the improved version in April. No one commented on the cleaner design or missing links. What do you think?

If you’re not on Facebook, skip this one. If you are, please click the “like” button on our new SpinSheet Facebook page. We’ve gone from a “group” to a “page” so that our dedicated readers will receive our notices in their news feeds and not miss any upbeat, sailor-friendly events.

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under the “communities” tab. Readers sign up as members with nothing more than an e-mail address, and then they can post questions to other sailors, such as “Who’s going to Screwpile?” or “Any recommendations for a diver?” We could use some help getting the forum up and running. Our intention is for to be your virtual go-to place for key Chesapeake sailing information. We welcome your ideas and posts. Now in its fourth edition, our new sailor guide Start Sailing Now has taken on a life of its own. As well as an uptick in new

sailor readership, we have seen an increase in veteran sailors requesting copies to keep on their boats for newcomers and to pass along to friends interested in getting into sailing. To read the digital flip-book version, click to the home page of spinsheet .com. Find a hard copy at many of our distribution points or e-mail us for one.

We have hired a boatload of new writers whose names you will see in future issues of SpinSheet. Among the ones whose articles appear in this May issue are Jim Arthur, Jean Korten Moser, and Franny Kupersmith. In the June issue, watch out for articles by Steve Allan and Steve Gibbs. Longtime SpinSheet writers are also playing musical chairs to keep their work lively. In May, Carrie Gentile penned the “Where We Sail” column (page 42) formerly authored by Kim Couranz, who has launched her new racing column, “Small Boats, Big Stories” (page 96). A number of well-traveled cruising writers and photographers have emerged this spring, so stay tuned to future issues of SpinSheet for fresh reading material.

And last—to ensure that readers keep patting me on the back for what the graphic design team does to make SpinSheet look good—we have hired a new full-time production assistant, Zach Ditmars. Zach’s hands-on graphic design experience as well as many days spent fishing, boating, and appreciating his native Chesapeake will serve SpinSheet readers well. He plays the guitar, too, and having more rock stars on staff raises the cool factor around here. I welcome your thoughts on all things new via But what I really want to hear are the three magical words of May: let’s go sailing!






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quick note to say thanks for focusing on Ian Stokes in your April issue. Our communications goal for the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics is to highlight the dedicated athletes who pursue Olympic and Paralympic Gold day in and day out, year after year. It’s because of your story that sailing fans now know about Ian’s dedication and his success at such a young age, and hopefully, they’ll continue to follow him as he represents the USA at the 2011 Youth World Championships in July.

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Not the Ray’s Fault



Wrong Ray

his is in reference to Kim Couranz’s article on cownose rays. I think it would be wise to at least include a picture of the correct animal, since you’re talking about killing them. That drawing is not of a cownose ray, it may be an Atlantic or Southern, but not cownose. I can’t be exact since it is an artists’ rendering. If you want to look at a cownose ray up close you can see them at the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons, Maryland.

ays have been entering the Bay probably since the Bay’s beginnings many thousands, if not millions, of years ago. When the White Man arrived only 400 years ago, the Bay was loaded with oysters, and the waters were pristine. Now the oysters are gone (Okay, down to one or two percent), and the Bay’s waters are badly degraded. You were right to question any attempt to blame today’s condition of the Bay on the rays. Remember the cartoon character who said “we have met the enemy and it is us!”

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Brooke King


ince Brooke King joined our sales crew this past Valentine’s Day, she’s been meeting advertisers and potential customers and visiting marinas and boatyards. She says, “That’s the fun part.” Born in Wilmington, DE, Brooke grew up on the water on Kent Island’s Eastern Bay and lives there now with her husband Dave and three daughters. Brooke says, “Traveling in California, Louisiana, and Ocean City, MD, gave Dave and me a new appreciation for the Chesapeake Bay, and we decided to return to the area.” “I’ve been powerboating; no sailing yet (hint, hint.) We have a 26-foot Procat that Dave uses for his business, Annapolis Diving Contractors. We keep it at Bert Jabin 16 May 2011 SpinSheet

Yacht Yard in Annapolis. The girls love the water, so on weekends, we cruise to quiet spots with beaches and let the girls go wild. My youngest loves to fish, too. We also spend a lot of time at the pool at the Kent Island YC. After a long winter of chores, soccer, ballet, basketball, and Girl Scouts, we’re looking forward to getting away from all the activities and spending some family time on the water.” “We’d love to have a 30-foot weekend cruiser for overnighters with the whole family. A dream vacation would be on a boat for a few months to visit different countries and experience various cultures with the kids.” Why join SpinSheet? Brooke says, “It’s a good fit. The marine industry is

Brooke with her middle daughter, Piper.

prevalent in my family. Working here is a nice complement to Dave and me as a team and to our lifestyle. The Bay has been really good to us, in terms of making a living on it and in it. I am blessed to have a great family and a good job. I don’t take my successes for granted. And, I’m not happy unless everyone else is happy, whether it’s my child, my friend, or my customer.” Welcome onboard, Brooke. ~RC

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ur sincere apologies go to the skipper who sent us this fun photo of Oliver and a note to say that having a Dogs on Docks photo contest overshadowed that important population of Birds on Boats. We printed the photographer’s name as J.M. McCracken. The correct name is J.C. McCracken.


Another One?

e thought there was only one Boatyard Bar & Grill, the longtime sponsor of the SpinSheet Calendar (page 31), but we learned last month that there is another one in Sarasota, FL. Maybe we should make friends with the other Boatyard owners and patrons. Come next February, even those of us who love the Annapolis sailor pub may need a little escape…


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SpinSheet in ShanTou

e had a young man here visiting our family this past summer from China. His American name is Randy Lan. His Chinese name: Lan Xiao Sheng. He works closely with my stepdad in manufacturing at his Delaware plant. This was his first visit to the United States and outside China. Annapolis was one of his first stops. We had him out sailing on the Bay, and he picked up a SpinSheet. With our help explaining things and stories in it, he tried to read SpinSheet. He saw a picture of a guy holding up a copy in a foreign country and thought that was so funny and cool. He said he would do the same in his seaside hometown of ShanTou in Southeast China and send us the pictures. So, SpinSheet has made it to China! Randy is the guy in red.

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Boston Wasn’t the Only Tea Party by Beth Crabtree hestertown has a richness, a palpable feel and taste you savor and that make you want to go back. The locals work the Chestertown Tea Party, but everyone from the outside immediately feels like part of the town that weekend. It’s a genuine introduction to one of the great small towns on the Eastern Shore. One of the things that brings out the locals is the food. Every church and club pulls out all the stops to put out its best food,” says Bill Arrowood, who has attended every Tea Party weekend since the beginning. Now in its 36th year, the Chestertown Tea Party in Chestertown, MD, is a uniquely American event that annually draws Arrowood and about 7000 others to celebrate colonial resistance to British rule. It’s a weekend packed with entertaining activities for the whole family. Beginning the evening of Friday, May 27,


and continuing all day Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29, lively events will center around the historic district, Wilmer Park, and the Chester River waterfront. For the adults the fun starts Friday with a cocktail party at the Pavilion at Wilmer Park from 6 to 8 p.m. For $20, relax with live music, an open bar, great food, and a silent auction. Following the reception, a chorale concert will be given at Prince Theatre. Kids can take part in the 23rd Sneaker Creeper, a foot race at Washington College’s Roy Kirby Stadium. Chestertown will be alive and hoppin’ all day Saturday with a massive street fair. There’s something for everyone, whether you want to run a 5K or 10-mile race, view a parade, enjoy great live music and storytelling, go dancing, or watch demonstrations of colonial swordsmanship. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in

historic tours, games, and crafts, or sail on the Schooner Sultana, plus do much more (call (410) 778-5954 for Sultana reservations). Arrowood says if you come by boat, you can join the flotilla in the Chester River, and you’ll have the best seat in the house for the reenactment of Chestertown’s Tea Party of 1774. On Sunday, the Memorial Day parade begins another full day of festivities, including wine tastings from eight local vineyards and a raft race, which begins at 2:30 p.m. The race is one of the weekend’s most lighthearted events. Creativity, artistic form, and even failure will all be recognized at the awards ceremony. Rafts with an entire crew ages 15 years or younger may compete in the junior division. Visit for a complete schedule of events, registration forms, parking locations, and more details.

A reenactment of the Chestertown Tea Party of 1774 highlights a weekend of family fun at the Chestertown Tea Party May 27-29. Photo by Charlie Cambell

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DOCKTALK Nominate Sailors to the National Sailing Hall of Fame he National Sailing Center & Hall of Fame (NSHOF) invites the general public to click to its site online and nominate sailors to its historic first class of the Sailing Hall of Fame. Nominations will be accepted until June 1. Inductees for 2011 will be determined by late August and will be recognized on October 23, during ceremonies scheduled to take place at the San Diego YC. Dick Franyo, President of NSHOF, says a Hall of Fame is just as important for sailing as it is for any other sport. “In sports, the Hall of Fame defines participants and what they’ve achieved; in football or baseball, people are always talking about who is a future ‘Hall of Famer.’ The Sailing Hall of Fame will be wonderful for the sport and inspiring for young sailors.” Nominations are being sought from sailors all around


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the country. “We want this to be a national thing, not just the East Coast. That’s why we purposely chose the San Diego YC, a well-known and prestigious West Coast yacht club for the induction ceremony,” says Franyo.

Criteria for nominees are that the individual be at least 45 years of age and has made a significant impact on the growth and development of the sport of sailing in the United States in categories such as design, racing, cruising, coaching, and administration. Noncitizens may be included if they have had a significant impact on the sport in the United States, and posthumous nominations will also be accepted. A selection committee appointed by NSHOF will include members of NSHOF, U.S. Sailing, the sailing media and industry, community sailing, a maritime museum, and NSHOF founding member clubs. To nominate your candidate, go to and click on “Induction” where you will find complete instructions on how to register and complete your nomination. NSHOF has also created a nomination button for websites and Facebook. Either of the promotional web buttons can be downloaded from

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Luvin’ Your Local Marina hesapeake Bay marinas have big plans to celebrate National Marina Day (NMD) Saturday, June 11. Marina owners and managers encourage everyone from would-be boaters to old salts to come out and learn what’s happening in the marine industry and at a marina near you. Expect to meet sailors who share your enthusiasm and are prepared to celebrate with a day of special events, seminars, good food, cold drinks, and kids’ fun. For the second year, three Baltimore marinas, Tidewater Yacht Service Center, Inner Harbor East, and Anchorage Marina will join together for NMD festivities. Bob Brandon of Tidewater Yacht Service Center says the three Baltimore marinas had an excellent turnout last year when the festivities were held at Anchorage. This year, Tidewater will host the event, but you can still visit the other marinas; the fun includes a scavenger hunt that requires participants to visit all three marinas looking for clues. Brandon says, “Everyone is welcome. We expect to see our existing customer base, but we also hope to attract people who want to see what goes on in a marina or who just have an interest in boating.” At Tidewater, the festivities run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 321 Cromwell St. in Baltimore. Morning seminars cover boaterfriendly topics including diesel engines and fishing on the Patapsco. In the afternoon, enjoy live 60s music by the Time Will Tell band, and feast on delicious food prepared by the Sea Scouts, to benefit their organization. In addition to cold beer, adult refreshments will include wine tastings by Boordy vineyard. Bring the kiddies to enjoy fun children’s activities and fishing, as well as a chance to see a Baltimore City marine police vessel. The Coast Guard Auxiliary will conduct vessel inspections, and all manner of marine-type vendors will offer special deals and great pricing. Expect to meet powerboat enthusiasts, sailors, kayakers, and Stand Up Paddlers, all of whom will be on hand to show off or demonstrate their preferred choice of vessels. At press time, nine Chesapeake area marinas have registered with the national planners at In addition to the three Baltimore marinas above, Haven Harbour in Rock Hall, MD, Hartge Yacht Harbor in Galesville, Spring Cove in Solomons, Hope Springs in Stafford, VA, Marine Max Gunpowder Cove in Joppa, MD, and Town Point in Tracys Landing have each registered. Check with your favorite marina and ask if they have plans to celebrate NMD.


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around northern Alaska, past the Aleutian Islands, and out into the open Atlantic… If he can safely get past Cape Horn during the Austral summer next January… If he makes it past the Caribbean before the 2012 hurricane season takes hold… If he does it, if he completes the 23,000 mile voyage, he’ll be the first person to have ever set off alone with the intention of sailing around the

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DOCKTALK Americas and crossing his outward track at the voyage’s completion. If... Rutherford understands the enormity of the challenge that awaits him next month; he has always sought challenges, and when he has committed himself to something he often has taken it to another level altogether. “When I was 18, I decided I was going to do three things. The first was to ride a mountain bike alone through Southeast Asia. I did that. The second was to cross an ocean alone. I did that (twice). And the third was to start an organization that builds libraries in war-torn third-world countries to promote literacy.” Matt’s third goal has since morphed into a desire to help disabled people get on the water. Sailing en route to Antigua from Africa, Matt was inspired to create a non-profit to do just that. When he found out about Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB), he decided instead to volunteer for them, doing maintenance (think head repairs and bottom jobs) on the donated boats, work that no one else wanted to do, but that had to be done. When the thought of doing the NW Passage first entered his head, the decision was already made. Then it got bigger. Why not do it alone? Why not continue on toward Cape Horn? Why not non-stop? The project has taken on a life of its own — the boat, a 27-foot Swedish-designed Albin Vega, was donated to CRAB specifically for the voyage. It’s docked at Burnside in Annapolis, where Matt is making structural reinforcements while his sponsors sew the sails and rig the spars. This time, the trip isn’t purely for his own reasons; all proceeds will go directly to CRAB, and Matt’s hoping to garner sponsorship through a Money for Miles campaign. CRAB is holding a fundraiser for the voyage at ACME Bar & Grill on Main Street in Annapolis on May 12. For more information on Matt’s adventure and to donate, go to

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Harbor 20 We are very excited that the Harbor 20 has been accepted as a fleet at Annapolis Yacht Club! Steady growth and heavy interest in the boat made the decision easy. While the Harbor 20 presents a graceful silhouette, its thoroughly modern underbody and rig make for a fast and easily-handled contemporary daysailer. The result is a beautiful, cost effective, and easy-touse boat that will always be in style. With incredible stability and loads of conveniences, the Harbor 20 can be rigged in minutes and sailed single handed or with a group. Also available from Harbor Sailboats is the fun and easy to sail Harbor 25, and set to debut at the Annapolis Sailboat Show in October is the new Harbor 30 with a comfortable cruising interior.

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DOCKTALK Being able to climb aboard and check out new boats, on land and in the water, is at the heart of the Annapolis Spring Sails Event and Deltaville Dealer Days May 7 and 8.

Boat Sale, Party… What’s Not To Love? ucky sailors who make it to America’s bustling sailing capital, Annapolis, or to its quieter, yet sailor-friendly counterpart, Deltaville, VA, on May 7 and 8 will have plenty of activity to fill the weekend. The Annapolis Spring Sails Event is a city-wide open house for sailors and those who are working hard to become sailors. Seven boat dealers at two “hubs” will offer chances to climb onboard new boats, check out some pre-owned ones, and even take demonstration rides. Local marine service and product companies will be on hand to answer questions all weekend. There will be no shortage of free hot dogs and beverages along the way, so it’s worth your while to get out and meander around to the various Spring Sails Event locations (listed at springsailsevent. com) and see what’s new and exciting for the 2011 sailing season. Budsin Wood Craft will offer free transportation by boat between Annapolis locations. Annapolis Community Boating


will launch its Back Creek Nature Park Boating Center with a ribbon cutting and then host free kayak and canoe rides all weekend, as well as join co-host Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB) for a Saturday night party, complete with a DJ, live music, a raffle, and other prizes, which will be open to all. Click to detailed information via In Deltaville, four dealers will host

their annual festive open house. Visitors are welcome to climb aboard and see what’s new in boats and accessories and spend two days in full-immersion sailing talk. Norton Yachts, Annapolis Yacht Sales South, Gratitude Yachting Center, and Chesapeake Yacht Sales will showcase dozens of boats from more than a dozen boat lines. Find more detailed information at

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2nd Annual National Marina Day in Baltimore Saturday, June 11, 2011 10am 4pm Tidewater Yacht Service, Baltimore MD

Cruising Presentation from Marina Life & Tidewater Yacht Service

Seminars: AM: Mercruiser & Yanmar Diesel PM: Fishing on the Pataspco

Don’t miss the Big Swap Meet Sale

Food & Beverages: • Boordy Wine Tasting & Sale to benefit Ft. McHenry Business Association • Clipper City Brewing • Hot Dogs & Pit Beef to support the Sea Scouts Band: Time Will Tell - tunes from the 60’s

Kids: Tent Activities and Fishing Contest Scavanger Hunt on Friday, June 10th covering Tidewater Yacht Service Center, Inner Harbor East Marina, and The Anchorage Marina. Prizes at each location.

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DOCKTALK Solomons Maritime Festival aturday, May 14, brings Southern Maryland traditions to the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons. The main event is the Antique Boat and Marine Engine Show, which features exhibits from more than 30 collectors of antique and classic boats and vintage marine outboard and inboard engines. All over the museum, you’ll be able to taste traditional foods, learn how to pick crabs and shuck oysters like the pros, enjoy local gospel and old-time music, hear world-class waterfowl calling, see Chesapeake Bay retrievers in action, watch model boats skim the waters of the boat basin, and talk with traditional crafts people as they demonstrate their skills. In addition to watching the playful antics of the resident otters, the kids will love the games, races, toy boat building, and more. To read all about it, visit


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Bay Bridge Boat Show Bay Bridge Marina, Kent Island, MD. Middle Bay Boat Show  Norview Marina, Deltaville, VA.

Open Boat Day West River Yacht Harbour, Galesville, MD. Hosted by the Parklawn SA. Sail, meet, and enjoy.


Start of Atlantic Cup Rally From Nanny Cay Resort and Marina, Tortola, to the United States.


Start of Honey Dipper Pumpout Season Call (410) 940-3754, or hail HoneyDipper on VHF radio channel 71 through September 30.

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American Wetlands Month

Start of America’s Boating Course Three Mondays. Oyster Cove Community Room, Grasonville, MD. (410) 827-3376


Party (and Race) Like a Sailor on the Schooner Woodwind Experience the weeknight racing scene in Annapolis every Wednesday through September 7.

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NMMA’s American Boating Congress Washington, DC.

Cinco de Mayo and Oyster Day Springfest! Ocean City, MD.


Start of Free Community Kayaking First and Third Thursday evenings. Discovery Village, Shady Side, MD. The West/Rhode Riverkeeper hosts the fun through September 16.

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F. D. Crockett Dedication Deltaville (VA) Boatyard and Marina.

CRAB/Annapolis Community Boating Bash 5:30 to 10 p.m. Port Annapolis Marina. $10. Cash bar.


Start of Sailing School Season Sail Solomons, Solomons Yachting Center. The fun runs through September 25.


Deltaville Dealer Days Sales Event Deltaville, VA. Hosted by Annapolis Yacht Sales South, Chesapeake Yacht Sales, Gratitude Yachting Center, and Norton Yachts. (804) 776-9898


Spring Sails Event Annapolis. Sailboats, expert advice, demos, door prizes, and more at two main hubs. Free admission.


Bacardi Launches Bombay Sapphire Gin, 1987; and It’s Mother’s Day (What a happy coincidence!)

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Blessing of the Fleet Fisherman’s Wharf, Lewes, DE.

Start of Cruising Season for the Wm. B. Tennison Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. (410) 326-2042


The Frigate USS United States (aka “Old Wagon”) Is Launched in Philadelphia, PA, 1797 (She was the largest ocean liner ever built in the United States and the fastest one in history)


GreenDrinks 5:30 p.m. Sam’s on the Waterfront, Annapolis. Annapolis Yacht Sales will show off the Greenline 33 Hybrid and other green initiatives in town.


The Looking Glass Releases the Song “Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl),” 1972 (Sometimes, sailors aren’t great spouse material)


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Cruisers University Baltimore Inner Harbor


Oldies Beach Music Weekend Virginia Beach, VA.

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Solomons Plein Air Street Faire Solomons.

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Dominion Riverrock Richmond, VA. Kayaking, air dogs, running, biking, and a lot more.


Naptown BarBAYQ Navy Marine Corps Stadium, Annapolis. Benefits research at Hopkins Pediatric Cancer. A cook-off, live bands, and kids’ activities.

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OkoumeFest 2011 Annapolis and Matapeake on Kent Island, MD. Hosted by Chesapeake Light Craft.

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Art on the Half Shell Taber Park, Urbanna, VA. Jamestown Day Williamsburg, VA. (757) 229-0412 Maritime Festival Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. Pirates and Wenches Ball  Cape Charles, VA.

Rhode River Wade-In and Open House Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Edgewater, MD.


Safe Boating Blitz Summit North Marina and Aqua Sol Restaurant, Bear, DE. Food, seminars, and more hosted by USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 053-01-04. (302) 593-9755



Start of Middle River Water Taxi Cruises and Events Near Baltimore. Through September 10.

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Evening Lecture Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Edgewater, MD. Learn about “Ice Age Americans: Voyagers of the Mid-Atlantic.”

The Yawl Stormy Weather Launches in New York, 1934

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Waterfront Celebration Piney Point Lighthouse, Piney Point, MD.


Chesapeake Bay Wine Festival Bay Bridge Marina, Kent Island, MD.

Full Moon Party Boatyard Bar & Grill, Eastport.

Treasure the Chesapeake Celebration 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Marriott Annapolis Waterfront. Hosted by Chesapeake Bay Trust.


America’s Boating Safety Course Three Saturdays. Elk’s Lodge # 366, Hampton, VA. Hosted by Hampton Roads Sail and Power Squadron. (757) 826-7253


Velocitek Speed Challenge for Melges 24 Sailors At stake are $1000 at the 2011 Melges 24 World Championship in Corpus Christi, TX.



Pirate Week for Schooner Woodwind Sailing Cruises Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Hotel. (410) 263-8619


Coolest Backyard in Town Concert at Paca House Annapolis.

Classic Wooden One-Design Regatta Rock Hall YC, MD. (267) 664-3184

Gary Jobson’s Book Signing 5:30 p.m. National Sailing Center and Hall of Fame, Annapolis. Celebrate his new book: An American Sailing Story.

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Warbirds Over Virginia Beach, VA

Watkins Chesapeake Bay Rendezvous Compass Marina, Mobjack Bay, VA.

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Kickoff for National Safe Boating Week May 21-27: Wear It! Boaters around the nation and Canada will inflate their life jackets for a world record.

Horseshoe Crab Festival Milton, DE. Kayak and canoe trips, lively entertainment, arts and crafts, hayrides, kids’ fun, and more.

Opening Day for Water Country USA Williamsburg, VA. Through September 5.

Maritime Seminar Day St. Paul Lutheran Church, Annapolis. Four two-hour sessions hosted by the Annapolis Sail and Power Squadron.


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The Preakness Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore.

ASA’s Small Boat Instructor Course, Level 210 Alexandria, VA. Hosted by Ski Club of Washington, DC.


Annapolis Nautical Flea Market Navy Marine Corps Stadium.



Soft Shell Spring Fair Crisfield, MD. Seafood, arts and crafts, awards, and live entertainment.


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Opening Day for Great Waves Waterpark Alexandria, VA. Through September 5.


Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis.


CRAB Cup Annapolis YC. Benefits Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating.

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Beerfest Noon to 6 p.m. Historic St. Mary’s City, MD. National Maritime Day Rockin’ on the Rhode  Camp Letts, Edgewater, MD. USNA Commissioning Week Annapolis.

All Candy Expo McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. [You might not care, but our publisher and distribution guru do.]


Partner in Command Seminar 7 to 9 p.m. Oyster Cove Community Room, Grasonville, MD. Hosted by Kent Narrows Sail and Power Squadron. Register by May 18. (410) 827-3376


Blue Angels Air Show Wednesday and Friday. Annapolis.

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Jimmy Buffett in Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live!

Opening Day for Sea Breeze Waterpark Virginia Beach, VA. Through September 12.


Tea Party Festival Chestertown, MD. Townwide celebration jam-packed with fun activities, things to eat and drink, and more.

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Opening Day Rock Hall YC.

Junior Spring Regatta North East River YC, MD.


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The Schooner Atlantic Arrives off the Lizard, England, 1905


Memorial Day

WestFest Noon to 6 p.m. Annapolis. Music. (410) 271-3912

Chesapeake Beach Water Park’s Season Opener Chesapeake Beach, MD. Through September 10.

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Sperry Top-Sider National Offshore One Design Regatta Annapolis. Spring Invitational  Southern Maryland SA. ARC Europe’s Alternative Start from Hampton, VA 

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Coast Guard Overnight Annapolis YC. Benefits Coast Guard Foundation.


Rappahannock Rivah Regatta Farnham, VA. For beach cats. Hosted by Hobie Fleet 32.

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Tred Avon YC Spring Fling

Inaugural Elf Classic Yacht Race Race from Eastport YC to St. Michaels. Hosted by Classic Yacht Restoration Guild.


Spring Race Gibson Island YS and Sailing Club of the Chesapeake.

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Tune-Up Race Glenmar SA.

Sail the Bay/ACC Race #2/Shark Midwinters First Landing State Park, Virginia Beach, VA. Hosted by Hobie Fleet 32.

Region 2 Spring Classic Magothy River SA.

Down the Bay Race for the Virginia Cruising Cup From Annapolis to Hampton, VA.


Merrimac Memorial Regatta Hosted by the Portsmouth (VA) Boat Club.


MRYC Annapolis to Miles River The annual Memorial Day weekend race to St. Michaels is hosted by the Miles River YC. The Sunday race back is hosted by West River SC.



Captain James Lawrence of U.S. Chesapeake Coins Phrase “Don’t Give Up the Ship,” 1813; and Restauranteur Vic Bergeron of Trader Vic’s Fame Invents the American Version of the Mai Tai, 1944 (“Anyone who says I didn’t create this drink is a dirty stinker!”)

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National Aquarium Month

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Arts on Fishing Bay Fishing Bay YC, Deltaville, VA. Part of the Leukemia Cup Regatta.

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Seaside Festival Noon to 4 p.m. Edgewater Estate, Locustville, VA.

Beneteau Rendezvous Tred Avon YC, Oxford, MD. Hosted by Annapolis Yacht Sales.

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Blackbeard Pirate Festival Hampton, VA. Free. Monster Mania  Hunt Valley, MD. (Boo!)

Benefit by the Bay 6 p.m. to Midnight. Mariah’s at Tower Hill in Cape Charles, VA. Full moon party loaded with champagne, food, and dancing.

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Clean the Bay Day 9 a.m. to Noon. City of Chesapeake, VA. Sponsored by Chesapeake Environmental Improvement Council and Chesapeake Bay Foundation.


Harford Hospice Regatta Hosted by Havre de Grace YC. Benefits Harford Hospice in Baltimore.


Potomac River Swim Point Lookout State Park, Scotland, MD. Benefits the Chesapeake Bay. (202) 387-2361


Skipjack Claud W. Somers Cruises Begin Two Saturdays per month. Reedville, VA.


The Dismal Swamp Canal Opens, 1814 (It opened the way for trade between Norfolk and ports of eastern North Carolina)


Westover Lawn Party 2 to 6 p.m. Westover Plantation, Charles City, VA. Benefits James River Association.


Construction Begins on the Bloody Point Bar Lighthouse, 1882 (Legend has it that the nearby point was the scene of several violent events throughout history); and the Movie “Patriot Games” Is Released, 1992 (Peregrine Cliffs in North Beach, MD, was the location for hero Jack Ryan’s house)


The Mount Harmon Plantation Off the Sassafras River Becomes a 350-Acre Land Grant, 1651; Collins Mill—One of the Central Eastern Shore’s Earliest Documented Water Mills—Is Built in What Now Is Known as Church Hill, MD, 1698; Joseph Fry Creates the First Chocolate Bar, 1847; and North East, MD, Is Incorporated, 1850

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America’s Boating Course 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Walter Johnson High School, Bethesda, MD.


Cape Dory Typhoon Regatta (Nationals) Hosted by Rappahannock River YC. (804) 438-6111


Great American Dock Party Hampton Public Piers, VA. Live music, cornhole tournaments, and more.



Heritage Day St. Clement’s Island Museum, Colton’s Point,


South County Festival Herrington Harbour North Marina, Tracys Landing, MD. (410) 867-3129


Annapolis Arts and Crafts Festival Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, Annapolis. (410) 263-4012

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Ocean City (MD) Air Show

March of Dimes Great Bay Swim Swim 4.4 miles from Sandy Point State Park near Annapolis to Stevensville, MD.

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Crab Festival St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds, Leonardtown, MD.

National Marina Day Delaware City Marina. Cookout, nautical flea market, and live music.


Sail Baltimore Summer FunRaiser 6 to 11 p.m. Tiki Barge at HarborView Marina and Yacht Club, Baltimore. Reggae music by Unity, a visiting Tall Ship (Gazela), and more.


Total Eclipse of the Moon  (But you’ll have to make a road trip to South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, or Australia to see the sucker.)

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Full Moon Party Boatyard Bar & Grill, Eastport.

Start of Shagging on the Riverwalk Summer Concert Series Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown, VA. Thursdays through August 11.

Antique and Classic Boat Festival St. Michaels. Hosted by Chesapeake Bay Chapter of Antique and Classic Boat Society International.


Bands in the Sand 5 to 10:30 p.m. Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Merrill Center, Annapolis. Groovin’ live music, cool drinks, and tasty grilled food. Tickets go on sale in May.

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Gala in the Garden Sotterley Plantation, Hollywood, MD. Hot jazz, cool breezes, palate pleasers, auctions, and more.


Harbor Fest Cape May, NJ. Street festival with music, crafts, food, beverages, displays, demos, and fun.


Rhythm on the River 5 to 8 p.m. Hartge Yacht Harbor, Galesville, MD. Benefits West/Rhode Riverkeeper. (410) 867-7171


The Biggest Little Poker Run Salt Ponds Marina, Hampton, VA. Hosted by Colonial Sail and Power Squadron. Benefits Virginia Institute of Marine Science. (757) 880-8820


Willie Nelson Throwdown Tour 3 to 11 p.m. Regency Furniture Stadium, Waldorf, MD. (410) 326-2042


Sailstice DelMarVa Rally Hosted by SpinSheet and Annapolis Sailing Industry Association (ASIA). Register by April 30.


Start of Groovin’ by the Bay 6 to 9 p.m. Sundays. Buckroe Beach Park, Hampton, VA. Free fun through August 7.

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Cap’n Crunch Cereal Debuts, 1963

Start of Planet Hope’s WeekLong Small Boat Sailing Camps Nine weekly summer sessions. Selected sites in Maryland, including Herrington Harbour South and Fort Washington, through August 19.

May 16-19 mean Pirate Week for Schooner Woodwind Sailing Cruises. Costumed guests will make merry on sailing events that celebrate the sunset, history, beer, Wednesday night racing, and drinking songs. Cruises depart from the Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Hotel. Photo courtesy of Capt. Jennifer Kaye and


Summer Solstice Kayak 7 to 9 p.m. Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge, Rock Hall, MD. (410) 778-7295

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The Bald Eagle Is Chosen as U.S. Emblem, 1782

Precision Sailboat Rendezvous The Sailing Emporium, Rock Hall, MD. Cruise to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and Swan Creek.

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Summer Solstice Work Begins on the Solomons Lump Lighthouse, 1875


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Coolest Backyard in Town Concert Paca House, Annapolis.


Jimmy Buffett Live! Susquehanna Bank Center, Philadelphia, PA.


Sailathon Fishing Bay YC, Deltaville, VA. Part of Leukemia Cup Regatta.


In Baltimore, Edward Warren (Age 13) Makes First Manned Balloon Launch in America, 1784


Hampton Jazz Festival Hampton Coliseum, VA. Features top jazz, pop, R&B, and blues performers in the nation. (800) 745-3000



Canal Day! Chesapeake City, MD. Fine floating

The Spring Sails Event in Annapolis will return May 7 to 8.

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Cardboard Boat Races 10 a.m. The Strand, Oxford, MD. Benefits Maryland Special Olympics.

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Christmas Becomes a National Holiday in America, 1870

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Start of Summer Camps Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons.

Leroy J. Alexanderson Is Born, 1910 (He is the last captain of the USS United States.)

Westbound Span of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Opens, 1973

The Cape May-Lewes Ferry Is Dedicated, and Ferry Service Begins Across the Delaware Bay, 1964

June Racing

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Annapolis to Newport Race

Overnight Race Potapskut SA.

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where we by Carrie Gentile


Paper, Plastic, or Tote?

aryland state legislators debated cartwheels down streets, and some seem again this year about whether to downright aerodynamic as they fly through pass a bag tax bill. In its second the air and land on tree limbs on a windy year, the legislation would levy a five-cent day. Eventually, they make their way into tax on Maryland shoppers who use the our streams and into the Bay. I see the paper or plastic disposable bags at stores. evidence all around: bags sloshing against A very similar bill failed to pass during last bulkheads, lying on Bay beaches, and floatyear’s general assembly. ing out in the open The bill’s purpose is to encourage us Bay waters. to carry our groceries home in reusable Supporters bags—tote bags, backpacks, beach bags, argue a throwaway that free bag you got at last year’s Annapobag fee is needed lis NOOD regatta. Regarded by some as a to reduce the litter symbol of consumer wastefulness, plastic that is choking bags are blamed for street litter, ocean areas like the Baltipollution, and carbon emissions produced more Harbor. Anby manufacturing and shipping. Large other urban waternumbers of sea birds, turtles, and mammals way, the Anacostia have died from ingesting bits of disposable in Washington, bags. DC, has benefited The bill says the store will keep one from a similar bag cent of the tax to cover costs and can keep tax. DC resianother cent if it offers customers credit for using their own bag. The majority of the generated money is earmarked for the yy Put “bring bags” at the top of your shopping list. Chesapeake Bay Trust (CBT) yy Stick a sign on your refrigerator to remind yourself and other environmental efforts. about bags when you check for food needs. CBT is a non-profit organizayy Buy an ample supply of bags, so that if your spouse tion that gives out grants for Bay has bags, there are more to grab. restoration programs. The challenge for me is yy Find bags that stow easily, such as those at behavior adjustment—actually or at the online store at remembering to bring the bags yy Place bags where you will remember them, such as with me to the store. Perhaps a by the front door or in your car trunk. five-cent fee is just the incentive I need for retention. I have several canvas bags suitable to carry groceries, including the one I got for dodents started paying for disposable bags at nating to PBS a few years ago. But, I can’t grocery and other stores last year. In the seem to remember to actually bring them first year, the tax raised about $2 million, with me to the store. And, I guiltily admit, which is being used to clean up the urban the plastic disposable bags are just the right river. The number of bags handed out at size for taking out trash. I’m a liveaboard stores dropped from 270 million in 2009 to and try to make a small trash run a daily 55 million in 2010. Sixty-six percent fewer event. Not to mention these bags come in bags were pulled out of the Anacostia in handy for transporting smelly, sweaty gym 2010 versus 2009. The Maryland sponsors clothes.   of the Bag Tax are hoping to capitalize on But, I get it. Those lightweight, thin DC’s success to get their bill passed. disposable bags are a source of pollution Momentum for imposing fees or bans and are ubiquitous; I find them doing has expanded from a few cities on the West Coast—San Francisco was the first big city

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to ban plastic bags, in 2007—to dozens of legislative proposals in states like Connecticut, Massachusetts, Texas, Virginia, and Maryland. Ireland, China, South Africa, Denmark, and other countries enacted a bag tax or banned their use completely. I’ve heard people argue that reusing a bag can contaminate your food, such as poultry and fresh vegetables, but simply washing the bags or wiping them out with a cleaner would do the trick. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, nearly 664,000 tons of plastic bags—that’s equal to the weight of about 133,000 elephants—were generated nationally in 2009, and less than nine percent were recycled. These are the bags that we carry our groceries home in, bags that we use one time and then either throw away or hopefully, recycle. The plastic industry admits that it currently only has the capacity to recycle 10 percent of bags. It’s harder to recycle a plastic bag than a bottle. Estimates are that bags take about 500 years to breakdown, but the ranges are all over the place, with some much higher. Although the bag tax bill did not pass this year, it did receive more attention and more support than it did before and could pass next year. As for me, I punished myself each time I forgot my reusable bag by purchasing another one at the grocery store. I now have 20 Trader Joe’s reusable bags in my car. About the Author: Carrie Gentile is an Eastport-based freelance writer and liveaboard, who co-owns and races a Cal 25 with her boyfriend. When she’s not sailing or working as a legislative policy analyst, she plays rugby with a local women’s club.

TheHome Stretch


by Andy Schell

f I look at it too closely, or for too is supposed to go. Five new sails are waitproject way back when we bought Arcturus long, my list of projects this spring ing to be picked up from Doyle Chesaand didn’t even have any concrete sailing is just too long. I will never finish it, peake over in Eastport. The Cape Horn plans in mind. As they started to develop, never even start it, because I have no wind vane needs to be connected. The synand we started committing to this big idea where to begin. thetic shrouds need to be served for chafe idea, the project took on a life of its own. I got back from Sweden two days ago protection, as do the lifelines. The AISDeb Smith and the boys at Sarles have after having planned this return date to enabled GPS my mom and dad bought us been there from the start, giving us a base give myself a full 30 days to in Annapolis that truly feels like finish the refit of Arcturus. home. SpinSheet introduced me to This is not your typical spring Rodney Carroll, the sculptor from launching project—apply new Baltimore who has become a great bottom paint, replace the old friend and an invaluable resource zincs, freshen up the varnish— in working on the boat. though my list includes all of Ernie, our neighbor at the those items. No, this is a bit boatyard this summer, and his bigger than that. Come July Com Pac 25 Molly befriended us, 1, my fiancé (who by then will and Arcturus has a new mizzenmast “My list is growing longer, my time be my wife!) Mia and I will be for it. Phil Turner the painter, setting off in Arcturus, bound helped us touch up the hull where shorter. The engine is still sitting on the toward Sweden on this grand cabin sole… The diesel heater is in several I got a bit overzealous with the adventure that we’ve been plandrill bit installing the new chainpieces on the starboard settee.” ning and talking (and writing) plates. Mike Meer, my friend at about for so long. This is the Southbound Cruising Services, home stretch. who taught me all there is to know My parent’s basement looks about yacht rigging, gave us use of like a small section of the Bathe shop. John Gorski, our neighcon’s store up town. There’s the bor at Sarles, supplied so many of life raft sitting in the corner, the powertools we used last sumour harnesses and seaboots, the mer and invaluable advice on how new weathercloths Mia sewed to use them. Micah, my friend up for the cockpit, my overfrom my Woodwind days, and our flowing tool bag, two sets of other neighbor at the boatyard, his mismatched foul weather gear, Alberg 35, got a new teak deck in a backpack full of emergency between our calls for his help. And gear I never unpacked from of course, mom and dad helped us that ill-fated Panama delivery trip, and a for Christmas hasn’t even been picked up work almost every sweltering weekend last host of other odds and ends. Tomorrow, from the store. It goes on. And on. summer instead of going sailing on their it’s all getting loaded into my grandfather’s There is no reasonable way to think that own boat. conversion van, which I borrowed for the it’s all going to get finished. Yet, it must. In the big picture, we brought this on next few weeks as a kind of mobile storage Ironically, by the time this is printed, it ourselves and for fun. This is fantastic stuff! unit (and in which I might end up sleepwill be (as I’m off to Bermuda in May for The next three months are without a doubt ing). All that crap will be joined by all the the ARC Europe rally and then back to going to be the most exciting of our lives other crap lying around Arcturus’s cabin so Sweden for my wedding). At some point, for so many reasons. We’re really trying to that I can have a clear space to get some I decided the list does not matter; I just savor these moments, and I think are doing real work done. have to start it, which is really the only an okay job of it. The list awaits. We best My list is growing longer, my time thing I can do, the only thing one can ever get started. shorter. The engine is still sitting on the do when faced with such a big undertakcabin sole (and missing a mount), where ing. It’s how I started this article (which About the Author: Andy Schell is a it’s been since my friend Micah Sauntry was also on that list). It’s how I finished professional Annapolis captain and livehelped me pull it out last fall. The diesel addressing my wedding invitations just this aboard who shares his sailing adventures and lessons learned through his writing heater is in several pieces on the starboard morning. and sail training programs. Contact him at settee. There is a six-by-eight inch hole in To start something is to put in motion the keel where the centerboard sheave box a certain energy. In reality, we started this Follow us!

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What’s New inOld


In May, the season of sunny day open houses for sailors to discover the latest new boats, SpinSheet also celebrates the boats that require more varnishing and maintenance hours than any sane sailor would count. We remember the ones that remind us of our youth, or our grandparents’ youth, or even history class. We acknowledge the beautiful vessels that make us gasp when we see them in all of their glory under sail on the Bay. Here’s to old boats!

All for the Love of Irene by Bob Cerullo


is love affair with sailing started at age five and grew stronger when his dad bought him his own sailboat at age 12. As a young man living in Hannover, Germany, Joerg Flemming sailed on the Baltic Sea and on lakes around the country. He eventually became an accomplished sailor and a sought after crew members for sailing races. He dreamed of one day owning his own classic sailing yacht. At age 50, Flemming, who has his own thriving business building bakery machines, decided the time had come to pursue his dream of owning an old wooden sailboat. For months, he searched for his dream boat. In February 2010, he found it on the Internet. Eager to see his dream boat, Flemming flew to Deltaville, VA, to see the 71-year-old, 57-foot Colin Archer Atkins wooden double-ended ketch, with a 7’ 8” inch draft and a beam of 13’, 5.” Equipped with a 130-horsepower Volvo diesel engine and covered with varnished wood inside and out, she has the 44 May 2011 SpinSheet

charm of an old word yacht and is believed to have been built in New England possibly by Severin Fosterness. Flemming arrived at Ruark’s Marina in Deltaville directly from the airport in a rental car and as the broker suggested, he climbed aboard and went to sleep. At 3 a.m., the owner arrived, unaware the broker had invited Flemming to sleep onboard, and chased him off the boat. Flemming slept in his car on his first night in America. The

crossing at the end of that summer. The hull was in good condition, but needed repainting. The rudder also needed work. In two weeks time, Flemming and his parents were back in Germany hard at work, he says, making the money he needs to complete the painstaking restoration. Flemming has returned to Deltaville several times to restore his boat, renamed Irene after his mom. On a trip in late March of 2010, his luggage was lost, including two heavy cases filled with special parts, some of which he had made himself in his shop in Germany. The cases were never found. When he was ready to fly back to Germany, From Germany, Joerg Flemming flew to Deltaville, a volcano VA, to discover his dream boat, a 71-year-old, 57-foot wooden double-ended ketch. Photos by Bob Cerullo erupted in Iceland, delaying his flight for nearly two next day, the owner contacted the broker, weeks. and everything was set straight. Flemming Undaunted, Flemming returned a few fell in love with the boat and bought it on months later to start the job of rewiring the the spot. He then left for Germany. boat, strengthening the rigging, replacSoon he returned to Deltaville with his ing every hose, refinishing the deck, and parents to help get his dream boat ready for making improvements. A month later, what he had planned to be a transatlantic his friend, who lives at the marina, called

to say the boat was taking on water. Flemming flew in and was able to slow the leak. On his way to have the boat hauled, rounding Stove Point, a plank loosened. The boat started leaking heavily. Flemming had the good sense to disconnect the engine’s raw-water intake and use the engine water pump to keep ahead of the major leak. On his last trip in the middle of March, Flemming and his beautiful girlfriend Birgit worked to restore the decks. On his next trip, Flemming will have the boat hauled to repair the propeller shaft housing. He says the work is much more than he expected, but he has no complaints. It is a labor of love. He plans to at last sail her on the Chesapeake this summer and in May of 2012, sail Irene home to Germany. Flemming is a man who has followed his dream despite lost luggage, a volcano, a near sinking, and other major setbacks made more difficult by the commute from Germany, obstacles which would most certainly have defeated a lesser man.

Some Love for the Dove by Ken Jacks


’m from the age of wooden boats. When I was growing up, just about all recreational vessels were made of wood. I don’t miss the days when a wooden boat was launched, and you stayed aboard for hours, bailing and dropping sawdust in the seams until the wood swelled, the leaks stopped, or you got hauled out again. You can imagine my amazement and awe, on a sleeting February day, arriving at Zahn-

iser’s in Solomons, seeing a huge wooden vessel blocked up in the TravelLift. The woman in the store said her three-yearold was convinced it was a pirate ship, but it really was the Maryland Dove in for its annual maintenance. The Dove is owned by the state of Maryland and operated and maintained by the Historic St. Mary’s City Commission. It was built in more prosperous

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times (launched in 1978) by the state as a living exhibit of its history. In October 1633, Cecilius Calvert, second Baron of Baltimore, pursuant to a grant from Charles I of England, sent two vessels to the New World to establish a new colony named Maryland. The vessels were the Ark and the Dove. The boats sailed to the New World, and eventually, the passengers built the first capital, which they named St. Mary’s City. A small number (most of the investors) were Catholic. The majority were Protestant indentured servants. To promote religious harmony, the colony was to have no official established religion and would allow people of both religions the freedom to worship as they choose. For that reason, Maryland is considered the “birthplace of religious tolerance” in the New World.

The Maryland Dove is a recreation of a late 17th-century trading ship. Designed by the naval architect and naval historian William A. Baker and built by James B. Richardson on the Eastern Shore near Cambridge, MD, she is 76 feet overall with a displacement of 42 tons. The Dove originally didn’t have an engine and was sailed, or towed when there was no wind, to her destination. A Coast Guard inspected “dockside attraction” limited to 76 persons onboard, the Dove cannot carry passengers on a voyage. She is operated and maintained by two fulltime employees, Will Gates, the captain, and Andy Shaw, shipwright and bosun, and supported by a group of volunteers. Although it requires a minimum of at least seven very ablebodied persons to sail the boat from port to port, between nine

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and 12 people are preferred. After 10 years without an engine, the vessel will be able to travel on her own thanks to a donation made it possible to install power. Constructed as much as possible like a 17th-century vessel and made of wood— Maryland white oak, Eastern Shore pine, cypress, and spruce—she requires vigilance in varnishing three times per year to prevent the rot caused by weather, When I saw the Dove, she was in Zahniser’s for her annual out-of-water inspection, scraping and painting of her bottom, and replacement of her huge wooden rudder. Fashioning a new one-ton, wood rudder was a major project, involving among other things, precisely lining up the pintles on the new rudder with the gugeons on the vessel. Zanhiser’s employed lasers to ensure that the rudder fittings would line up perfectly. Not exactly a 17th-century technique, but one that worked. Each year in November, the Dove is MAGAZINE stripped of sails and most everything else that can be removed for maintenance, repair, or recoating. The vessel is hauled for B O Aabout T I N Ga month A T I T each S B EFebruary, ST re-rigged

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in March, and maintained until November in “sailing condition.” Maintenance involves hosing down the decks with salt water once or twice a day, sweeping and vacuuming the interior daily, and airing out the vessel at least weekly. It also involves the constant repair of anything that may have broken, has deteriorated due to exposure to the elements, or is on the verge of breaking or wearing out. The Dove’s Captain Gates has captained windjammers from Maine to the Caribbean and has been with the Dove since 1989. Besides sailing the vessel, his job requires him to plan, supervise, and participate in the vessel’s repair and maintenance (the last time I saw him he was scraping the bottom), guide tours, make sure the vessel complies with Coast Guard regulations, and prepare a budget among his other duties. Gates says the vessel sails quite well, pointing to between 70 and 80 degrees to weather. He’s taken her from her home base in Historic St. Mary’s City to ports up and down the Bay and as far away as Lewes, DE, so that folks can come

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What’s NewinOld Boats continued... Where Do

Old Racing Yachts Go? by Barbara Klotz


Barbara and Ken Klotz sailing on their old custom Frers 50 Morningstar in her new home waters in the Netherlands. Note the unusual sail combination: mainsail, jib, staysail, and blooper. Photo by Valentijn van Duijvendijk

hat do you do with an old racing yacht when it stops winning races? This was the dilemma facing my husband Ken and me in 2005. We owned a Custom Frers 50 named Destination. Formerly known as Morningstar, she’d had her day, winning many important races, including the Southern Ocean Racing Circuit before we owned her. Over the years, we’d heard that she had a salty, racy past. Now we were looking for an easier sailing experience. The question was how to sell her. There aren’t many people who can handle a race-rigged sailing machine with a “coffee grinder” and a mast 72 feet above the water. She was built for a grand prix ride, and to really get her going, at least nine people were needed to handle the lines.

We believed that someone, somewhere in the world, would want her so we put an ad on the Internet with boats. com. One night, we got a telephone call from a young man named Gerard Witvoet from the Netherlands expressing an interest in the boat. After gathering vast amounts of information, the young man told us, “I’m coming with a friend (who was actually a boat surveyor named Ben deRuyter) to Annapolis next week on Labor Day weekend to see the boat.” Excited, Ken said, “They’re not coming all the way from the Netherlands just to take a look. They’re going to buy her!” The two men arrived very casually with their duffel bags, tanned faces, and blond hair. The Vikings have arrived! They made an offer, and we said yes.

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The Baltimore Adventure


etting her to Baltimore to put her on a ship bound for Antwerp was an adventure in itself. The first ship failed to arrive because the U.S. government needed her for the war in the Middle East. The Dutchmen were becoming anxious about getting the boat to Baltimore to wait for the arrival of the next ship from Europe to pick her up. We sailed her to Baltimore on a cold day in October with small craft warnings in effect. We planned to get to our destination swiftly, so we dressed lightly and took a couple of small bottles of water and two sandwiches. On our way, the engine overheated and started to smoke, so we had to turn it off. We could not sail because everything was stowed and tied down below deck. The winds whipped around, and the waves washed over the deck. My jeans were wet, and I was cold and shivering. Without an engine, we had to call for a tow. Four hours later we arrived in Baltimore and put the boat in a slip to wait the two weeks for the ship to arrive to take her to her new owners.

A New Home and an Old Name


ith the arrival of the Scheldegracht, Ken and I slowly sailed toward a ship the size of an apartment house. How were we supposed to get off the boat, we wondered? People we discussed this with said, “There’s probably a door down near the waterline; you just enter with a gangplank like the cruise

be secured for the long trip on deck. The Dutchmen picked her up in Antwerp, but on their way home, the engine stopped working and they, like us, had to call for a tow. They finally got her to their slip in Muiden, the Netherlands, where you can see Queen Beatrix’s royal yacht, a traditional Dutch sailing barge called de Groene Draeck (the Green Dragon). The Dutchmen now had a boat with a 10-foot keel, too deep for their purposes. They brought her to a boat yard to cut some depth off. Unfortunately, the yard took off the bolts holding the keel to the boat without propping it up, and the massive keel fell over and broke. The yard tried to put it together, but the Dutchmen knew a new keel was needed. Several months later, and after much discussion between the boat yard and the insurance company, a new keel was designed and once again, the boat is in one piece. Destination is now being used for corporate team building and was renamed Morning Star, her original name. She is chartered with a crew and captaininstructor for racing.

“Sailboats connect people in a way that transcends countries and politics.” ships.” Then we saw the “load master” from Holland in his crisp, clean white jump suit. He had the papers for transfer of title for the boat and a bottle of whiskey as a gift for us from the Dutch buyers. He threw us a line to temporarily secure our boat, and the next thing we knew, a rope ladder was thrown to us. Forgetting fear, I said, “Okay, I’m in the circus,” and up I climbed. Now safely on deck, I watched as the boat was carefully put into a sling-type structure to be hauled on deck. As she hung in the sling, a crew of men welded a cradle out of steel. With sparks flying, down she went to

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What’s NewinOld Boats continued... a winning thoroughbred racehorse with the new Frers-designed keel and Happy Reunion a crew of skilled sailors. She showed our years after we sold our boat, we us all what she was capable of that received a call from the Dutchmen. day. They said, “We’re looking at another We stayed in a charming hotel in race boat in the States and we think you Hoorn, and our friends stayed on the may know of her.” The boat that they were boat. That evening, we were the hosts looking at on the Internet was a 46-foot for a wonderful dinner in a 15thFrèrs. Did we know her? Of course we did! century castle tower, a part of the old She was previously owned by us and was harbor defenses of this ancient town. also named Destination. Before we owned The next day, the entire sail was downwind her, she was known as Lady B and owned by with optimal conditions that enabled us Beneteau. This was our first race boat. What to fly, not only a main and spinnaker, but a coincidence! Because our paths crossed also a blooper and a staysail, a rare sail two times, we decided to accept our Dutch combination. After finally arriving back in friends’ offer of spending the weekend Muiden, we didn’t want to part company with them in the Netherlands and sailing because we all enjoyed being together. together on our old (50-foot) boat. Another Dutch friend, Valentiyn Van Ken and I left Annapolis in October Duijvendik had sailed with us, and meeting 2009 and arrived in Amsterdam to meet him at the dock were his lovely wife and our sailing companions. We sailed out of adorable infant son. After Valentiyn’s wife the port of Muiden, through the locks, and left to put the baby to bed, we stayed for onto Lake Ijsselmeer, which was previously dinner with the group at the marina, not called the Zuider Zee. We continued north leaving until very late that evening. We for several hours and then through the 18th- had a great experience with our friends in century locks arriving at the historic port Holland. Their warmth, friendship, and city of Hoorn. We had great sailing with 28 generosity will not be forgotten. Sailboats to 30 knots across the deck. She sailed like connect people in a way that transcends Name-Dropping Leads to a


Valentijn van Duijvendijk, Barbara and Ken Klotz, Marieke van Duijvendijk, Gerard Witwoet, and other sailing friends in the Netherlands proving how sailboats bring people together.

countries and politics. Someday we hope to have them visit with us, and when they come, we’ll bring them to the Annapolis YC, a place where they’ll receive a warm welcome.


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he Dutchmen acquired our first racing yacht in May 2010. She headed back to the Netherlands. They gave her back her original name of Lady Be. Ken returned to the Netherlands in August 2010 to sail with the team in the Flevo Regatta, a 72-year-old event hosted annually by the Royal Netherlands YC.   




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hey’re not nearly as mysterious as elephants, but do aging sailboats seek to go back to the earth from whence they were built or the waters where they lived? We often see them resting on moorings, always appearing alone and uncared for, slowly fading. Perhaps they’re waiting for rot to settle into their planking that will eventually lead to a soft place on the bottom—a temporary navigation hazard? Those that find a resting spot in a yard seem destined for a different and non-watery fate. Someone recently suggested a trip across the scales at the local landfill, a rather undigni-

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Where do elephants go to die? “When death approaches,

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they want more earth, of which their skin is most akin, around them, so they draw into caves. This is similar to my supposition that the reasons dolphins beach themselves is that they are near death and want to die in contact with the earth.” -From Elephants to Einstein by Rudolf Steiner fied end for a craft that freely and gracefully plied the open waters of the world. And why would we care? Photo by Al Schreitmueller

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It was the congruence of a sailing forum comment about the disposition of sailboats that had exceeded their useful life and my own imminent retirement that got me thinking (not in any morbid way) about mortality and the end of things. For those who love the water and boats that marry form and wind to move across it, I think most focus only on the pleasures of cruises and passages past and anticipation of the future. We don’t give much consideration about the inevitability of endings. Yet they can, and often do, put many present matters in sharper focus and with a newfound perspective. So, should there be some formal way to gracefully and suitably conclude the life of our boats? Surely, we’ve all participated in a christening complete with a bottle of fine Champagne and perhaps, a renaming ceremony with all the correct appeals to Poseidon and other deities that we believe (or are told) may control our future

travel safety. It’s at least interesting that these parallel ceremonies in our own lives. In any event, I could find no such terminal (such a harsh word) ceremony. If one Googles “boat burial,” the obvious is returned—“A ship burial or boat grave is a burial in which a ship or boat is used either as a container for the dead and the grave goods, or as a part of the grave goods itself.” In which case, it is not the boat itself that we intend to sink. Does it imply that we must depart in order to take our boat with us? Perhaps what’s called for is a dignified ceremony at sea or a wake, depending on personal preferences. We could begin simply by welcoming everyone for the final interment (sinking) of our fine boat. “As we gather on this occasion, it’s safe to say that our hearts go out to the skipper, crew, and all their friends and relatives who have sailed here today and to those who missed the weather window and could not.” Then we would follow

with assorted eulogies recalling the many great days of perfect winds and following seas and finally, the tossing of wreaths into the waters. Or maybe a series of toasts and roasts would do recalling the fun days. Either way, it would be a much more poignant ending than a wrecking ball at the local landfill. So, to my colleague on the sailing forum who recommended the landfill scales, I suggest more thought and imagination are due to such an important passage and event in our lives and that of our boats. There may well be some Poseidon-like deity out there who guides boats into the afterlife of perfect weather and calm seas— and who looks ill upon anyone who discards same without due reverence. About the Author: Chesapeake sailor Jim Arthur muses on odd things nautical and sometimes is inclined to share for others’ amusement or ridicule. Either way, it’s in your hands now.

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hortly after 0830 hours on Saturday, May 21, a train whistle will blow at the Eastport YC in Annapolis, and Rick Carrion and his fellow racers will row their dinghies out to their boats, stand on deck, and doff their caps before putting up the sails, weighing anchor, and racing some 27 nautical miles to St. Michaels.There will be no PHRF ratings for the boats sailing in the inaugural Elf Classic Yacht Race. Nor will there be a committee boat or starting and finish lines. Racers will follow the rules used in 1888 when Elf, the 28-foot-long high, gaff topsail cutter that is the race’s namesake, began racing in Marblehead, MA. “Yachtsmen would work a half day on Saturday in Boston and then take the train to Marblehead. When the train

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The Revival of a Century-Old Tradition by Captain Jean Korten Moser doors opened, it was the start of the race,” says race organizer Carrion, president of the Classic Yacht Restoration Guild

hours when racers arrive at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM), anchor off the daymarks, row to shore, and

“Anyone who considers his boat to be a classic design is welcome to participate.” (CYRG) headquartered in Earleville, MD. “There was no handicapping. It was a gentlemen’s race.”The race will conclude between 1500 and 1700

sign in at the Tolchester bandstand on the museum grounds, just as yachtsmen would have done in the late 1880s.An awards ceremony will follow

at 1800 hours. Retired Talbot County judge John North, a CYRG member, will serve as master of ceremonies and present the awards. Prizes will be given for first, second, and third place finishes and the bestdressed ship. There will also be a captains’ choice award and an award for the first boat to get underway.Carrion expects as many as 30 sailing vessels, ranging from classic wooden schooners to Hinckley Bermuda 40s and Albergs, will compete alongside the 123-year-old Elf. The 65-foot double gaff top mast rig schooner the Martha White will be among them. The Chestertown-based yacht is fashioned after the Bluenose, Nova Scotia’s legendary racing schooner. You don’t have to have a wooden boat to participate in the race, Carrion points out.

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“Anyone who considers his boat to be a classic design is welcome to participate,” Carrion says. “There is no minimum or maximum size.”The entry fee is $55 for CBMM members, $110 for non-members who will receive a CBMM membership. Two Elf Classic Yacht Race T-shirts are included with the entry fee. Additional T-shirts may be purchased for $15 each. Entry forms can be downloaded from the guild website at The registration deadline is Monday, May 9. For more information, visit cyrg. org or e-mail

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’m about to blow it by spreading the to do so until Sail Caribe ( not heretofore enjoyed on charter boats, word, but I just spent a week sailing in opened for business. Their fleet of Hunter including a chart plotter, a generator to run the Caribbean in steady trade winds monohulls and Lagoon catamarans is the air-conditioning (wholly unnecessary, and in crystal clear waters, mooring off located at Puerto del Rey Marina, a locadue to having perfect weather), electric pristine beaches, drinking local rum, and tion that makes hopping to the islands heads, and a refrigerator and freezer that sampling local fish. And I didn’t even need easy. The nearest—tiny Isla Palominos kept our provisions in top shape for the a passport. This is the reality of a charter and Isla Palominitos—are visible from the entire week. in what are billed the “Spanish Virgin Islands” (SVI), the small, sparsely inhabited islands off the eastern tip of Puerto Rico. Mamacita’s in Dewey on the island of Culebra is one of the hot spots in the Spanish Virgins. Until 2003, the U.S. Navy had been using Vieques—the largest of the SVI— as a bombing range and munitions test site. And until the last couple of years, those few cognoscenti who wanted to sail the SVI had to talk a charter g; this ee swin palm tr lominitos. a n company o t la Pa g ou Hangin pment” on Is in neighelo is “dev boring St. Thomas into letting them take one of their boats over (and then face an upwind, upcurrent slog of 25 miles to Getting to Fajardo is a straightforward bring it back). exercise. With non-stop and one-stop Now with the flights arriving in San Juan from Baltimore bombing ended and Washington, DC, by mid-day, it’s not and with a much more than an hour drive from San charter company Juan to Fajardo. Sail Caribe will assist with based in Fajardo transport, or you can do as I did and rent a on the east end car to use for provisioning and errands. (Be of Puerto Rico, aware that a little Spanish helps if you’re these amazing going to attempt the drive; all of the road cruising grounds are signs in Puerto Rico are in Spanish only.) slowly opening up A night-before sleep-aboard is available to charter sailors and on your boat, but we elected to stay at not just the fortuthe nearby El Conquistador Resort. nate Puerto Ricans While half of my crew of four stayed who have made these behind for boat and chart briefings, islands their weekend the rest of us went to the Amigo playground for years. market to provision. Though short on some I have wanted to sail base. My crew items—seems I got the last packages of the SVI for some time, had chartered a Lagoon 400 Wheat Thins and craisins in Fajardo, but but had been reluctant catamaran, fitted out with luxuries that I’d there was not an avocado to be found—this Follow us!

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Bareboat and Crewed Charters Bahia Tortuga is but one of dozens of stunning strands that edge these pretty islands. As a committed beach-o-phile, I couldn’t imagine bombing them as the Navy did. To this day, many of the beaches on Vieques still bear the prosaic monikers the Navy gave them, but ho-hum names Bahia Tortuga, like “Blue Beach” are giving way to their Culebrita, is more lyrical Spanish counterparts, like one of many beautiful and “Bahia de la Chiva.” With the exception empty beaches of a few of the more famous beaches, such in the Spanish as Culebra’s Playa Flamenco, which offers Virgin Islands. chairs for rent, food kiosks, showers and toilets, there are no facilities at the beaches, and much to my chagrin (and my only real complaint about the SVI), there are no Bareboat and Crewed Charters beach bars to be found. For social activity, as well as shops for Exumas minor re-provisioning and restaurants, & you have to visit one of the towns. One of Florida Keys our stops included Dewey on the island of Culebra, and another was a day spent in Esperanza on the south side of Vieques. (There is also a town on the north side of Vieques, Isabel Segunda, which we didn’t visit.) Dewey, embracing the large and protected harbor of Ensenada Honda, appears to attract cruising sailors and seems to have some marine services. Esperanza has a pretty waterfront malecon bordered with funky bars, shops, and restaurants, including the justly lauded El Quenepo, which would be at home in any major city in terms of quality, but features island style and ease. If the topography of the islands and the pleasure of sailing there hearken back to the British Virgin Islands (BVI), it is the BVI of decades ago, before the “credit card sailors” descended en masse and with a decidedly Latin twist. If stepping back into the past was one of the themes of our journey, we fittingly concluded it with wanderings over the ancient blue cobblestones of Old San Juan and among the Say goodbye to crowded anchorages and get ready for your New Adventure! pastel and wrought-iron old buildings of Paradise is closer than you ever imagined! Our charter bases in Key Largo and Cape Eleuthera are positioned for world class cruising and to convenient to nearby airports and provisioning. to extend cruising range with our New Adventure! Say goodbye crowded anchorages and Learn get how ready foryour your one the oldest settlements in the Americas Signature $360 Yachting One-Way Itineraries. Aspiring Sailor? before jetting back to reality. Say goodbye tocloser crowded and get ready for your New Adventure! Paradise is thananchorages you ever ! Our charter bases in Key Largo and imagined Hire one of our experienced local captains or oneworld of our live-aboard bareboat classes Let’s keep this secret amongst ourselves, Cape Eleuthera are positionedJoinfor and convenient to nearby class cruising Paradise is closer than you ever imagined! Our charterLearn baseshow in Key Largo and Eleuthera areour positioned for world class 866-561-2175 airports and provisioning. to extend yourCape cruising range with shall we? cruising and convenient to nearby airports and provisioning. Learn how to extend your cruising range with our

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ake the mistake of keying in the word “couple” in a free online dictionary, and you’ll be overwhelmed with no less than 1936 words needed to define the many complexities and nuances of the word in more than 40 different languages, at that. For this month’s Southern Baywatch, we weeded through all the muck and found the best definitions of “couple” to explain why Rachel and Michael Lapinski go sailing: “it’s something that joins

of this couple’s story: “We and our friends, Fred and Tonja Steele, have taken sailing classes with Norton’s Sailing School out of Deltaville, VA. It’s close to home and reputable; they provide excellent service and training. Captain Brad is a great instructor and made the classroom portion of the course enjoyable.” “Cruising sailing (‘taking it easy’) with best friends is the most fun adventure that two couples could

Michael Lapinski sittin’ down on the job and lovin’ every minute of it.

or connects two things together” and “it produces electricity to link as by magnetic powers.” The Lapinskis are just two of a boatload of sailors who have responded to our call to contribute to a future issue of SpinSheet. Like many others before them, they were willing to share their Southern Bay story with us and our readers. Even though they don’t own a boat, they’ve found ways to get out there and sail. Here’s part

enjoy if they are active people. Sailing encompasses good hard work, planning, enjoyment of the outdoors, good food (if you bring it), and lots of laughter. We have been friends with the Steeles for years and really enjoy their company. We have had many of the same paths in life and love to spend time together. And, we all savor fine food and great wine.” “We have enjoyed sailing the Rappahannock as well as the Chesapeake


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ampton, VA, has long been recognized as the jumping off place for the Caribbean 1500 Rally. The 1500 throws in a bit of racing for those who have the bug. Several months ago, Caribbean 1500 visionary and organizer-operator, Steve Black, sold the event to the World Cruising Club (WCC), a global organization that runs rallies from hither to yond and with great success. Hampton, since WCC has entered the picture, will become an important point of origin and/or stop for cruising rallies. Located just

Julie Palm, Andrew Bishop, and Rick Palm stand on the waterfront during a recent visit to Hampton where they set up operations for World Cruising Club coming events.

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inside the Virginia Capes and near transportation hubs, Hampton has the added attraction of being the entrance to the very desirable Chesapeake Bay cruising ground. Within the coming six months, Hampton will figure in the WCC sponsored Atlantic Cup, Atlantic Rally-Europe (ARC Europe), the Ocean Sailing Seminar (September 17-18), and the start of the Caribbean 1500 (November 7), along with the 1500 Bahamas Class. Andrew Bishop, Managing Director of WCC, is based in Cowes in the UK. Along with Rick and Julie Palm, who homeport in Cushing, ME, he will be managing WCC North American events. Chesapeake Bay and Caribbean 1500 sailors will remember Rick and Julie for their

long time involvement with the 1500 and their extensive experience in bluewater cruising. The Palms got serious about cruising back around 1990 to 1992 when they completed a round-theworld rally, including the Caribbean 1500, in a two year period. Just last month, they conducted the Ocean Sailing Seminar in Annapolis. And, they expect to be heavily involved when the Seminar is presented in Hampton in September. Andrew, Julie, and Rick were in Hampton recently to begin preparation for upcoming WCC events. Of particular interest to Chesapeake Bay sailors and happening right away on the WCC 2011 agenda are two exciting events. The Atlantic Cup rally leaves Tortola headed for Bermuda May 1. Once in Bermuda, skippers have the advantage of picking the best weather window for departure to their chosen East Coast port. This is a perfect way for Caribbean 1500 (November 2010) cruisers to return to the United States. For those with a mind to cross the Atlantic from the East Coast, there is the Atlantic Rally to Europe. One ARC-Europe group will leave Hampton May 6 to join the main ARC-Europe group coming up from Tortola. From Bermuda, the combined group will cross to the Azores (950 miles west of Lisbon, Portugal), with the final leg of the Rally departing from Ponta Delgada on Sao Miguel to Marina de Lagos. All in all, the expanded horizons WCC is offering to U.S. cruisers and to cruisers who want to visit here is enticing. A number of cruising adventurers will no doubt be stopping along the way in our Chesapeake Bay and mid-Atlantic ports as they, much like Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn, “light out for the territory ahead of the rest…” Think about it; now may be the best time ever to engage your inner Huck.

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ith growing excitement, May is when clubs happily unveil their busy rosters of events for the sailing season at hand and start the ball of on-the-water fun rolling. Thirty-seven years, 14 cruises, 25 activities, 58 volunteers… These are the types of tallies that grace May’s Club Notes this time around. And, what, pray tell, do adult beverages, slumber parties, frisky business, rum, and crabs all have in common? They are all part of the dizzying array of fun activities our clubs have planned to celebrate life on the Chesapeake Bay. To misquote Bette Davis, “Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy ride.” By May 10, send your Club Notes and photos, Club Directory updates, and a “Survival Pack” from It’s official; spring is ripe for the picking. More than 50 local maritime workers enjoyed the annual sock burning party hosted by Hinckley Yacht Services in Oxford, MD. Photo courtesy of Guy Gauvin of HYS

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errington Harbour SA (HHSA) sailors will be busy this coming season with more than a dozen cruises already scheduled. In April, members took the April Fool’s cruise to Oxford, MD, and dinner at Latitude 38. Additional themed cruises will include a Full Moon one May 14-15 and a 60’s Cruise June 4-5. The Wednesday night race series will run from May 4 until August 31. During our spring meeting in March, we laid out the new season. Several meetings occurred in March and April of our new all-female group of sailors, Women Underway at HHSA. Basic rules of racing, rules of the road, and trimming sails have been just a few of the many topics covered to date. Women Underway is building a community of female sailors who support and encourage each other to achieve collective and individual goals. In addition, race management and cruising seminars were offered in mid-April to the general membership and public ( —by Debra Annand

Weekend Warriors?


embers of the Hunter SA (HSA) (below) sailed on the West River April 30 and dinghied ashore for dinner at Pirates Cove Restaurant & Marina followed by libations at Big Mary’s Dock Bar. The few members who had not yet launched their boats this spring and came by car vowed to launch in May. On Saturday of Memorial Day weekend from both the north via the Miles River and south via San Domingo Creek, HSA will swoop down on St. Michaels, where members will rendezvous in the Carpenter Street Saloon at 4 p.m. sharp to plan the rest of the weekend. If they linger too long there, they may spend the rest of the weekend asleep on their boats ( —by Carl Reitz

HSA sailors showed they were ready for spring by burning their socks at Greenberry Point in Annapolis on the day of the equinox.

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he Rockville Sail and Power Squadron (RSPS) recently conducted its annual Change of Watch at the Rockville (MD) Hilton Hotel (right). Lt. commander Milton Cloud, treasurer for District 5 of the U.S. Power Squadrons (USPS), swore in the new bridge led by new commander Paul Mermelstein. With more than 40 members attending, Cloud praised the Rockville squadron for its active membership and strong educational program. Commander Mermelstein iterated his goals for the coming year and promised to work for more member participation in all of Rockville’s educational and social events ( —by Chuck Wells

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pril 16 brought the Back Creek YC to Minnow Creek off Whitehall Creek for appetizers, drinks, the Blessing of the Fleet, and a barbecue chicken dinner hosted by Gail and Bob Higginbotham and Eleanor and Bruce Krause. Our New Member Party May

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the U.S. Virgin Islands. She is an amazing 43-year-old yacht, and Jürgen has skippered her safely through difficult passages since he left last July. Our association includes members throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Our recently updated website at offers news, forums, and a calendar of events. —by Grace Holt

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n anticipation of their first Race April 26, West River Catamaran Racing Association members met at their Fleet Reserve in Galesville, MD, April 19 to hash out racing rules for 2011. Knowing it was their last chance to change the course of events, they proposed things, endlessly (and sometimes pointlessly) debated them, and voted on a few of them, all while depleting the club’s supply of adult beverages. Those who felt especially frisky had shared their ideas (or ravings) ahead of time for folks to ponder over or ignore (wrcra.strongpersonality. com). —by Keith Chapman


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e have openings for the “Spring Skills” trip of the Philadelphia Sailing Club (PSC) (below) May 14-15 and for our Memorial Day Weekend trip. Nothing beats sleeping on a boat for several nights after learning new sailing skills. During our March meeting, we presented volunteer appreciation gifts to all those who help make PSC what it is; we had 58 volunteers in 2011. During our April meeting, Peter Trogdon, owner of Weems & Plath, talked about the history of navigation. In May, we are excited to have a presentation on Liberty Ships, which sent men and supplies to Europe during World War II. For only $40 a year, you can become a PSC member of the Philadelphia Sailing Club ( Hope to see you on the Bay soon. —by Jane Harrington


t’s time to prep and get your boat ready for the season, whether she’s big or small. To kick off the dinghy racing season in the area, Portsmouth Boat Club sailors are sponsoring the annual Merrimac Memorial Regatta. This small-boat race is designed for sailors of all ages and will be held at Portsmouth (VA) City Park May 28 in the Western Branch of the Elizabeth River ( —by Jonathan Romero

During PSC’s March meeting, membership chair Jan Drury (L) receives her gift from secretary Jane Harrington (R), with commodore Barb Van Ness in the back. Photo by Bob Bedell

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hat a great way to welcome in spring… the sun was shining and temperatures were near 60 degrees, and we left our socks at home! Club Beneteau Chesapeake Bay (CBCB) kicked off the 2011 season March 19 with our annual Spring Luncheon Meeting/ Pub Crawl (right). Dining at the Rockfish Restaurant in Annapolis, we all enjoyed an hour of so of “socializing,” a delicious lunch, and an informative meeting led by commodore Mike Everett. Rear commodore/Northern Fleet Joe Zebleckes entertained us with a PowerPoint Presentation outlining activities, raft-ups, seminars, and BOLD trips planned for the year, starting with the Open House hosted by Annapolis Yacht Sales April 16-17 and our Cinco de Mayo Raft-Up April 30/ May 1 hosted again by Kevin and Holly McKibben. Vice commodore Al Nahmais welcomed three new members: Lee and Nan Meadows and Douglas Brown. We presently have 141 registered members and eight more pending ( —by Jeanne van Hekken

Thirty-eight members and two guests savored happy hour prior to CBCB’s annual Spring Luncheon.


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A Welcoming Spirit


ounded in 1970, the Rock Creek RA races Wednesday nights in the Patapsco River between the Key Bridge and the Chesapeake Bay from April to October. What’s cool is the fleet now welcomes cruising sailors, too. To learn more, visit rockcreekracing .org. —by Kathleen Hazlehurst Knust

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hoy sailors! Join us this spring for a free sail on the West River. The Parklawn SA (PSA) (below) will host our annual Open Boat Day May 1 from noon to 4 p.m. at the West River Yacht Harbour in Galesville, MD. You’ll be able to sail on one of our three boats (an Express 30, a Catalina 34, and a Hunter 34), meet club members, hear about our “early bird” discounts, and get the

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he annual Meet & Greet of the Chesapeake SA will be at the Riverwatch Restaurant and Boat Marina in Baltimore May 15 (1 p.m.). Based on our sailing education seminars and our New Membership Wine and Cheese gathering in January, we will have increased attendance. This event is a great way for you to meet our skipper captains, go sailing, and enjoy good food and company ( —by Kathleen Hazlehurst Knust

A smashing-good-fun crab feast is just one of PSA’s many events each year.

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Ahh… Finally a Mention of Rum

arch 19 meant a full house for the Chesapeake Bay Tartan Sailing Club (CBTSC) (below) Spring Symposium at the Eastport YC. We heard from speakers on a variety of topics, including the work of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center on the Rhode River, crew overboard recovery techniques, a virtual tour of the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse, managing and monitoring electrical usage, solar panels, and an assortment of boat improvement projects. Our club thanks Nancy Cann and

Crusader Yachts of Annapolis for sponsoring the event. April 30 brought our popular Early Bird/Rum Tasting cruise to Saltworks Creek to sample the “spirits” of the Caribbean. Members will join the Tartan 34 Classic Association at the Maryland YC May 7 to celebrate Rubicon. Memorial Day weekend brings us to the annual Chester River Cruise, and we’ll tour the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, MD, June 11 ( —by Peter Kreyling


Pillow Talk?

ast year, 28 brave Fells Point YC souls fought their way through a blinding blizzard that crippled our region to attend the first annual Friends of Schooners Slumber Party. This year’s sunny weather precipitated a large turnout for the second go-around (below). Once again, captain Aram Nersesian of the Charter Schooner Heron generously opened his home at a most critical time to us sailors suffering from “the Boat’s Still Winterized” blues. To rejuvenate spirits dulled from too many early sunsets and long winter’s nights, old and new friends met to catch up, shake off the winter doldrums, share food and libations, and of course, swap adventure stories of the high seas. As the evening waned, guests scattered to find berths on the sofa, floor, and Heron. The morning’s sunrise brought hot, fresh coffee, pancakes, camaraderie, and more sailing stories! Anticipating this event helps speed us toward the sailing season. We are already thinking about next year (! —by Pat Brabazon

Following an afternoon of chicken necking, CBTSC vice commodore Darlene Forte explains the joys of crab picking to visiting New England sailors Jeff and Joyce Stoyer during last October’s Southern Bay Cruise.


Spring Is Here. Can Summer Be Far Behind?

he Chesapeake Bristol Club has started its 37th season with pent-up emotions left by a very long winter here in Annapolis. The annual Doldrums Parties have come and gone. Our southern contingent enjoyed sun and fun in Florida, and up north, we celebrated in the warm cozy home of Bruce and Janet

George overlooking Cadle Creek. We’ll kick off spring April 16 at Pirates Cove Restaurant & Marina in Galesville, MD. Our Shakedown Cruise will be May 14-15, and our annual Wye River O-Limp-Ics and BBQ will be May 27-30. We are looking for new members to join us this season ( —by Bob Clopp Dave and Ann Junkins in their ‘jammies.

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he Jewish Navy (aka Potomac YC) (right) brings together boaters looking for more than an occasional weekend trip. Members enjoy cruises, weekend raft-ups, and water-side cookouts during the boating season and winter meetings with topical speakers on boating and world events. Members are not just about food, fun, and frivolous behavior; we are serious about discussing wondrous theories, such as, “Is one Nobel Prize so much to ask for from a child after all we’ve done?” (

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embers of the Magothy River SA have burned our socks and made s’mores, so sailing season is underway. The racers already have a couple of Wednesday night races on the books, and the early cruisers came to the Sock Burning Party by water. We will practice our Spanish during the Cinco de Mayo get-together; we never worry that we’re scheduling on the wrong date. Our “South of the Border” party lets us watch the Kentucky Derby with our sailing friends. This year marks the introduction of the combined Gibson Island Yacht Club/Sailing Club

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ailing Chavurah (below) celebrated our “Spring Fling” in Wilmington, DE. About 30 members spent a long weekend viewing the incredible Dupont estates and gardens and eating in interesting places, including the private University Whist and Dining Club established in 1891. Newly elected commodore Andrea

Landis conducted our semi-annual business meeting at the Inn at Wilmington. Membership is open to anyone who enjoys sailing. The $18 annual dues represent “Chi” the Jewish symbol for life. For more details about our weekend and summer cruising schedules, visit —by Stephen Permison, MD

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outhern Maryland SA sailors will host 14 cruises, ranging from an overnight sail to Rollins Cove in St. Leonard Creek May 7 to a two-night cruise to Cambridge, MD, October 28. Non-SMSA members are invited to try group cruising; both sailboats and powerboats can join in. On a racier side, May brings our Spring Invitational, how-tosail programs for adults, Wednesday night and small-boat races, our Frost-Goode Race, doublehanded racing, and family fun socials. In addition to these types of events, June will bring our Women’s Series, a luau, intro-tosail programs and summer camp for kids, and more racing action ( —by Roger Bayer and Sandy Leitner

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Busy Bees

ay is a busy month for the Chesapeake Corinthian Sailing Club (CCSC) (below). On May 5, members will meet at a restaurant in Pasadena, MD, for fun and food. The Shakedown Cruise May 15-16 will sail to Eagle’s Nest on the Magothy River. Of course, the big cruise is planned for Memorial Day weekend, during which we will spend the weekend in Chestertown, MD, and then enjoy a week on the Chester River and Northern Chesapeake Bay. We have 25 activities planned for the 2011 sailing season. If you want o make new sailing friends, email —by Adrian Flynn

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Seeking Catalina C34 Bay Sailors


leet 12 of the Catalina C34 Association is compiling a directory of C34 boats on the Chesapeake Bay. Let us know who you are ( The directory is designed to allow those with our boats to meet others to socialize and share boat projects and experiences. Those who respond will receive the directory when it is completed and receive an invitation to the C34 Rendezvous June 25 at Hartge Yacht Harbor in Galesville, MD. You can come by land or sea, and there will be slips to rent and plenty of space to anchor and dink ashore. Our informal program will be two roundtables, one on boat technical questions monitored by Ron Hill and one on cruising the Bay. This free event is open to all who have or had a C34. Refreshments and snacks will be provided ( —by Jim Brener

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eet Al Schreitmueller, Dan Phelps, and Mark Duehmig. Part of what makes their photographs a hot commodity here on the Bay is that they’re just as good at sailing as taking pictures. These guys know the sport inside out and have done their time on the water without looking through the view finder. This means following the action of a regatta is second nature. “Race shooting requires a level of knowledge to anticipate what will happen next and position oneself where the right angle will be. You have For the Love of to seeanthe Boat before it happens,” says Old frame Schreitmueller. Southbound ising MarkCruDuehmig adds, “When I shoot Racin’ always do it from a chase a race, I almost Schooners boat. And a photographer’s best friend is a good driver who knows sailboat racing. The driver can help anticipate where you should be and have the timing to leave you in a tight spot just long enough... but not too long. And the best places to hang out are the starting line and the marks where boats always bunch up. Remember, never get in the way. This is their day, not yours.” Understanding everything from the weather patterns, to the race rules, to the water you’re shooting on all help you capture that perfect shot. Anticipation is key when lots of boats are in motion. Photographer Phelps says he doesn’t just watch the race course; he watches everything happening on the water around him and how it might a Marin impact thetherace. “Watch the big boat Life at h That tanker will , Splas trafficSp that by. lishpasses p.52

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send a wake that will hit the closest race boat and make a very photogenic splash on the hull. If you know that before it happens, then you’re ready for the shot,” says Phelps. All these guys emphasize that it’s hard to win a race and shoot the race. Trying to be both will result in a mediocre performance at both jobs. Also, never get in the way of the race you are trying to photograph. Colorful hand gestures don’t make their way to sailing magazines.


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f a picture is worth a thousand words, then you need to choose your shots very carefully. Find those moments, facial expressions, and slices of life on the water that lure people in even if they know nothing about sailing. “It’s all about the faces. We want people smiling, grimacing in pain, something that tells a story. Sitting on the rail bored to tears is not a good story,” says Phelps. Duehmig adds, ”Capture the emotion. When you look through the photos at the end of the day, you’ll want to see the spray coming over the bow and the sunsets, but what will really stick with you years down the road is the look on your friend’s face when you let him steer a sailboat for the first time.” This is where the digital age is at its fullest advantage. Keep snapping away. The ability to take endless photos without the film change of days gone by means a better chance at catching those moments. Duehmig adds, “There are really two kinds of shots. What I call equipment shots, those of boats and spray and sunsets and gulls. And people shots. These are the faces in the cockpit with you. I often see people come

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back with all one type or another. Mix it up and get the best of both. Don’t forget to take the camera below. Get the cook in the galley, the kids asleep behind the lee cloth, your exhausted spouse coming off watch. These are details you sometimes forget.” Phelps says he’ll often take 1000 shots a day during a regatta. Just be ready to spend another full day at the computer editing and choosing your shots.


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hether you’re taking racing or cruising pictures, angle is everything. Standing in the same spot turning your body from side to side snapping those generic medium-wide photos will get you generic medium grade photos. Our panel of pros agrees that you need to move and crawl and climb and risk getting wet to get that magic shot. Phelps says, “I am often lying down on swim platforms or up on towers of fishing boats. It’s all about different perspectives.” Phelps adds that boat angle can make a difference as well. “If you’re taking a photo of another boat, the most flattering angle is on her quarter. Get behind her beam, and for sailboats, her leeward quarter. Show her deck dipping toward the water. Her windward side shows her belly and no one likes that to be the subject of a photo.” Schreitmueller’s tip is to look for the

early morning and late afternoon light, often called golden hour. “Sometimes that perfect light just happens. Maybe it is a rainbow or a sudden ‘God-ray’ display before a gathering storm. Those are the scenes you want to be ready for.”


Tech Talk

eing ready means making sure your equipment is all set. Whether you have a point and shoot econo-cam or a swanky D-SLR, you want to make sure your battery is charged, you memory card has space, and your camera has a safe place to hang out aboard when you’re not taking pictures. Bring a spare battery if you can as you may not be able to charge onboard the boat. All of our pros say that shutter speed is crucial when taking sailing pictures. “Action shots require higher shutter speed. Sometimes you want some blur to emphasize action, like slight blur on the arm when grinding—perhaps a 30th or 60th. Match the action to the speed,” says Schreitmueller. All of our pros agree that getting to know your camera and doing some test shots before the sailing action are key. Phelps’s secret is to take a series of test shots before the real action begins. Once you’re underway, set your camera and try a few shots on different settings to see how they look. That way there aren’t any “d’oh” moments once the sailing action gets

underway. Duehmig says, “The best thing to do is keep the flash off and do your best to keep a steady hand. Many cameras have a setting that combines a longer shutter speed and a flash. This allows for a sharp, bright subject, but still has a long enough exposure to capture the environment around it. Open the manual and see what those little pictures mean on your camera. Then play with them.” Don’t feel like you need to go buy thousands of dollars in photographic equipment to take nice shots out on the Bay. Point and shoots are great for going up the mast or tossing in your bag while taking a dinghy ride. They usually also have video capability and are often available in waterproof and shock-proof models that come in handy while sailing. Phelps says any camera with interchangeable lenses will get you going in the right direction. The lens is what makes the shots, not the camera. The most important thing in sailing photography is to actually bring your camera on the boat. That’s easy enough. So pack your foulies, beer, and GPS and don’t forget your camera.

Here are some tips from Mark Duehmig about keeping your camera equipment high and dry while sailing. “I’ve found that modern cameras are amazingly resilient in wet conditions. Dust has become such an enemy to everyday use of cameras that they are really well sealed from the elements, including light spray and moisture. In these conditions, it is the spray on your lens that can be the biggest headache. If I’m shooting professionally, I keep all the gear I’m not using in a pelican case so it can take a wave or spray or rain without much effect. And I have to rely on quick reaction and my foul weather gear to protect what I’m holding. I keep the lens pointing down and the camera covered as much as possible when I’m not actually getting a shot. I also keep a cotton T-shirt in my pocket for wiping spray off my lens. (Never use a Kleenex or paper towel! They’ll scratch your lens.) When I’m the one doing the sailing, like skippering the 2008 Bermuda Ocean Race, I have a couple of cameras that are designed to handle the weather. My first choice is the Sanyo Xacti waterproof still/video camera. It allows full HD video and 12 megapixel still images. It can get wet up to six feet deep and even records sound underwater. Whenever I’m on watch, it’s in my pocket or on a lanyard around my neck, and I often leave it in the cockpit for others to use. I can get the shots and not worry about losing my gear. But there are a lot of choices out there for waterproof cameras now.”

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How To Be Good Crew A Guide to Sailing on Other Peoples’ Boats

by Jon N. Jones

You want to go sailing but you don’t have a boat. There are a lot of boats out there and surely some of them are looking for crew, right? Right! But how do you get your foot in the door—or should I say on the deck? Even more importantly, how do you get invited back after that first outing?


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here are many ways to obtain that initial invite. There are free online crew listing services like the one at, social sites such as meetup. com, or the age old method of walking the docks and asking skippers if they want crew. Regardless of what methods you use, understanding the skippers’ motivation is the key to getting the invite and being asked to come again. Some skippers want crew and some skippers need crew. If you are new to sailing, look for skippers that want, not need crew to operate their

Crew tips: bring your own sippy cup. Try not to be cranky. It’s supposed to be fun. Photo by Al Schreitmueller

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vessels. If they need crew, they are looking for certain skill sets and a commitment to the vessel. Racing skippers are more likely to need crew as do some older and novice skippers. Skippers will take strangers on board for any number of reasons. The better you understand what motivates a skipper to ask for crew, the better you can meet the skipper’s expectations. Skippers might want some assistance with the more complex aspects of sailing such as anchoring, raising sail, and so on. In this case, listen carefully when they give instruction and be willing to do what they ask. Many skippers are looking to socialize. They want crew who are good company. These skippers are usually happy letting you be as active or passive as you want when it comes to handling the boat. Some skippers have ulterior motives. They may be looking for romance or favors from their crew (professional or personal), or might try to sell you something. Be prepared for this, especially if you are single or if you have special skills such as carpentry. Usually this is not an issue, but beware if your inner alarm bells start going off. To get the invitation and be invited back, figure out what is motivating the skipper to ask for crew and try to sell yourself accordingly.

Responding to the Invitation


ou just got an email from a skipper inviting you to go sailing! Respond as quickly and as assertively as you can. If you dilly-dally, other invitees may end up with all the berths. Respond with a definite “yes” if you can go. Responding with “I’ll need to get back to you” or imposing conditions on your participation (asking to depart at 11 a.m. instead of 9 a.m.) won’t cut it. If you can’t go, thank the skipper for the invite and ask to be considered for future outings. If you say you will be there, then be there. As bad as it is to cancel out ahead of time, few things are worse than simply not showing up. You will not get another opportunity to sail with that skipper if you are a “no-show.”


Preparing for the Sail

ou’ve secured your berth and you will soon go sailing. Hopefully, you have a good idea of why the skipper wants you onboard and you can plan accordingly. Some skippers will send you detailed instructions, and others will tell you next to nothing. If you get detailed instructions, read them and adhere to them. At a minimum, you’ll need to know where the boat is and when the skipper wants you there. Unless there is a detailed provision plan, bring snacks and beverages to share. Ask the skipper before bringing anything that takes up lots of space or requires


Arriving at the Boat

rrive early. There is no “fashionably late” with a sailboat. Time and tide wait for no man, so don’t expect the skipper to wait for you. Once you find the boat, ask permission to come aboard (the nautical equivalent of ringing the doorbell). When boarding, avoid using/ stepping on/yanking or even touching the lifelines and stanchions. Lifelines are the clothes-line like wire that goes around the perimeter of the deck; stanchions are the knee-high poles that hold up the lifelines. Step over the lifelines as you grab onto a shroud. Shrouds are the wire rope used to keep the mast upright. Once onboard, present the skipper with any contributions/gifts you brought and compliment the boat right away (you want to get re-invited, right?). Ask where you should stow your gear and what you can do to help get underway. Before you get underway, most skippers will give you a safety orientation. If not, find out where the life jackets, fire extinguishers, and first aid kit are stored and how to use the head.



ry to appreciate the concerns of the skipper. The skipper is primarily interested in keeping things safe, not damaging the boat, and having fun. Skippers are constantly preoccupied while sailing. They are thinking about how best to trim the sails. They are watching other traffic and figuring out who has the right

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frigeration, as there is only so much room onboard. Avoid bringing glass since it is prone to breaking. Other than things to share, bring some drinking water for yourself, proper boat shoes, sunglasses, a hat (that won’t blow overboard), sunscreen, and suitable clothing for the trip. It will be cooler on the water, so be prepared with something warm. If rain or blustery conditions are in the forecast, be prepared with wet-weather gear and a change of clothing. If you think you might need it, bring motion sickness remedies. And finally, pack light. Even if you are going out for several days, make sure all of your kit can fit into a small bag. Make sure any bag you bring is soft sided so you can stuff it somewhere. No hard luggage, hard coolers, or other bulky containers. of way. They may be navigating and doing course correction calculations in their head. They are supervising you and the other crew, making sure no one gets hurt or breaks anything, as well as watching out for crab pots and keeping one ear tuned to the radio. With all this going on, they are simultaneously trying to be good hosts. The skipper might appear happy as a clam with no concerns at all, but believe me, there are at least five things going on in her mind all at once. Even the most easy-going skipper can be gruff when things are getting exciting, especially if any of the crew is being uncooperative or distracting. Appreciate what the skipper is doing to make sure the outing is safe, fun, and damage-free, and be prepared to assist when called upon.


Back on the Dock

efore getting back to the dock, understand your role in the docking maneuver, even if it is to just sit tight. While docking, you may be called on to fend off, which means pushing on a piling or the dock or another docked boat. When doing so, make sure to keep your hands, feet, and head from being pinched between your boat and whatever you are fending off. Once safely docked, ask the skipper what you can do to help. There are many chores to perform such as hooking up shore power, stowing items, taking out the trash, hosing off

salt water, and cleaning up scuff marks caused by the crewperson who failed to wear appropriate shoes. If you broke something or dropped something into the drink, offer to repair or replace it. A winch handle might seem like a petty piece of hardware, but there is nothing cheap on a boat. Even if the skipper tells you to forget about it, he won’t forget and he’ll think twice before inviting you back if you don’t at least offer to make it right. Some skippers will want you to hang around a while after returning to the dock, and others will want you to clear out as soon as possible. Try to get a read on this after the boat has been “put away.” If you hurry off, you might hurt the skipper’s feelings, and if you hang around unwanted, you might end up being irritating. Thank the skipper before leaving, and send a thank you email later on.


Above All, Have Fun

ou were invited out to enjoy yourself, so do just that. Be courteous, be responsive to the skipper’s requests, and be good company, and you’ll find yourself being invited to come back again and again. About the Author: Sailing instructor and skipper of the Catalina 350 Wind Orchid, Jon Jones sails out of Deale, MD, and regularly takes on crew.

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19th Annual Annapolis Leukemia Cup Regatta Proudly Presented By:

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You Know You’re a ailor When… College S

riving back from the Prosser Trophy in Ithaca, NY, last weekend, I was hunched over my laptop in an attempt to finish my senior thesis due at the start of the coming week. I suddenly realized the cold, hard fact that I had just sailed my last collegiate 420 regatta and had only one more weekend left of driving in a state van for a weekend regatta. However, the Prosser Trophy was not just any regatta. As the mid-Atlantic qualifier for the Intercollegiate Sailing Assocation’s Team Race National Championship, the racing was intense. Teams compete for the top three places that will lead them to the Championship to be held at Hood River,

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OR, from May 27 to 29. Our team, the St. Mary’s College Seahawks, finished in the top three, thus granting us the opportunity to defend our title as National Team Race Champions against the top collegiate sailing teams in the country. After four years as a member of the varsity sailing team at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, I am winding down my collegiate sailing career. Reflecting on the countless hours I have spent with my coaches and teammates, practicing, competing, and thinking about sailing, I’m going to miss it all. Thinking back on the three years I have now competed at the Prosser Trophy for one of the coveted spots at nationals, I am astounded at how quickly my four years in college sailing have passed. How did I go from being a freshman—struggling to gain a solid position as crew on one of the top sailing teams in the country, while learning to live with three complete strangers as roommates—to being a senior, with only five weeks separating me from graduation and the challenges that will undoubtedly emerge from my impending unemployment? Although I am graduating, I know that the defining characteristics and experiences of college sailing will stay with me, forever connecting me through a web of camara-

The author at a regatta at Navy in the spring of 2011. Photo by Elizabeth Kupersmith

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derie to both past and future generations of collegiate racers. The unique experience of college sailing is defined by long van rides and endless hours of boat work. The ability to balance school, sailing, and a social life is a requirement in order to represent one’s school in top regattas across the country. This unites college sailors and supports a culture based on friendship and love for the sport, which extends beyond the intense competition on the water. Imbedded in collegiate sailors are a number of defining characteristics, which set us apart from more typical college experiences. These attributes have defined my four years on the team, transforming me from a clueless 18-year-old and club 420 sailor to an active collegiate racer. You know you’re a college sailor when: Patagonia is your uniform. Your worn-in and perfectly molded Aigles mean more to you than a new pair of Tory Burch flats. You wear your sunglasses all year round, even at night. Yave said “it’s only a 10-hour drive.” You think that spending every Friday afternoon piled into a Maryland state van with at least six other teammates for 10 hours is normal for college students. You talk to your coaches more than you talk to your parents. You see college sailors from other schools more than you see your roommates. Waking up at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday is the norm. Chipping ice out of boats is a bonding experience.

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Youth and Collegiate Sailing Focus Checking the whiteboard in the boathouse to see which regatta you’ll be sailing in for the weekend is more important than checking your Facebook or your homework. You roll into your 6 p.m. class after practice, your hair drenched with Bay water and still sporting boardies, sunglasses, and some form of Patagonia, and no one even takes a second glance. As a senior, you’ve eaten the same food every weekend... for four years. The guys at Naval Bagels know you by your first name. You drive the state van more than you drive your own car. You cut someone off on the highway and feel like you just set a mark trap. is your homepage. You know that headlamps aren’t just for miners but are crucial for any attempt at doing homework in the van, especially on a Sunday night coming home from Upstate New York. You shop for laundry detergent and orange juice based on the container’s ability to make a good bailer.

Your team’s alumni will always be rooting for you and your team, even if they might not know you by name. The idea that you will never spend 10 hours in a van again makes you kind of sad. As we returned to St. Mary’s County in our ancient van, after hours rolling through sparsely populated cities and towns whose inhabitants most likely have never heard of college sailing, the prospect of graduation and competing for my third and final year at Team Race Nationals is bittersweet. While I am consumed by a nervous excitement when considering the competition that will undoubtedly unfold at the Gorge, I know that afterward, I will miss the morning workouts and tight friendships that working toward a common goal have produced. I can’t imagine anything that could fill my thoughts and channel my energy to the extent of my four years on the team.

SMC skippers Michael Menninger and Victor Diaz de Leon taking a cat nap. Photo by Franny Kupersmith

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he Chesapeake Bay is lucky to have a boatload of junior sailors in Maryland and Virginia who are part of the Mid-Atlantic Scholastic Sailing Association’s (MASSA) Central League, a five-district organization that coordinates secondary school sailing on this side of the “big pond.” What’s really cool is that, just like their counterparts who compete in other scholastic sports, these students go above and beyond the normal duties of the typical high school student. They must be multitasking wizards to balance sailing practices and regattas with ACT and SAT tests, proms, homework, texting adventures, mall-marauding outings, college-hunting forays, and all the other trappings of being an awesome teen today. Each school semester brings MASSA Championship regattas for more than 40 Central League schools, and qualifier events select district reps to compete in the annual National Championships for

single-handed, double-handed, and team racing. The number of teams each league can send to fleet and team racing district regattas is based on each league’s proportion of total active racing teams. New this fall is the requirement for Pinnies (or matching labeled lifejackets; see right) for all MASSA doublehanded championship regattas (team racing and fleet racing). This spring has been crazy. For starters, the USCG Academy had been scheduled to host the 2011 Spring MASSA District Fleet Racing Championship and Mallory National Qualifier April 9-10. But, because of Congress’s inability to fund the government until the 11th hour, the event was switched by some quick thinking on April 7 to the Severn SA (SSA) and Annapolis YC (AYC), who, amazingly, organized the regatta at the very last minute due to efforts of SSA’s junior program director and MASSA Central League director, Joel Labuzetta.

Gunston Marylanders show off their “Angry Heron” Pinnies (L-R): Molly Greenfield, Alexis Heldenbrand, Morgan Bench, MaryBeth Parkerson, and Dale Strong. Photo courtesy of Amy Gross-Kehoe

Amy Gross-Kehoe, waterfront director for Gunston Day School, volunteered to run the race committee and did a great job completing several well-sailed races in light winds both days. These four teams qualified to attend the National Mallory Championship in Austin, TX, May 6-8: Christchurch School, in Christchurch, VA; Severn School, Severna Park, MD; Annapolis High School; and Rumson-Fairhaven Regional High School in Rumson, NJ. Well done.


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Brought To You By Amy says, “We put on the MASSA Champs with 24 hours preparation. A big thanks goes to SSA and AYC members, parents, past commodore Karl Von Schwartz, Steve Podlich, Dave Ramos, Chip Carr, Bob Schofield, and others who made it happen at a moment’s notice.” Also this spring, the Norfolk (VA) Yacht & Country Club (NYCC) will be inundated with junior sailors. Fresh off of the action of the April 30-May 1 District Qualifier for the Baker National Team Racing Championship, competitors will be cookin’ during the Baker National Team Racing Championship May 20-22. To keep tabs on all the action, stay tuned at Opti Team Action Several Bay sailors made us quite proud during the U.S. Optimist Dinghy Association’s (USODA) Valentine Regatta at the St. Petersburg YC February 12-13. Amy adds, “Wow! A total of 220 sailors competed in Valentine’s Day this year. That’s a big number for a two-day regatta and may reflect how many families have wanted and needed a break from the cold this year.” Congrats to all the Bay sailors who are participating in USODA’s events this year. In the Silver Overall, Peyton Goldthwaite of the Fishing Bay YC (FBYC) took 51st. In the Gold Overall, here’s where Chesapeake Bay sailors placed: • 10 Alexander Hanna of the Hampton YC (HYC) • 62 Gray Benson of the Tred Avon YC (TAYC) • 72 Porter Kavle of AYC • 83 Aaron Helmly of TAYC • 91 Ian Morgan of AYC • 96 Will Whitmore of NYCC • 100 Victoria Thompson of AYC • 114 Stephanie Houck of AYC • 131 Jack Whitmore of NYCC • 134 Payton Thompson of AYC • 149 Benton Amthor of HYC • 152 Harrison Koller of AYC • 158 Caroline Benson of TAYC

First place winners during 2011 Spring MASSA District Fleet Racing Championship and Mallory National Qualifier April 9-10. Photo courtesy of MASSA

After four big events this summer across the U.S. of A, the USODA Atlantic Coast Championship will be at the Baltimore County Sailing Center in Essex, MD, September 23-25, and it’s another qualifier for the Team Trials. Learn more at Rockin’ in June Still walking on air knowing that the Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association (CBYRA) awarded the Rock Hall YC its 2010 “Race Committee of the Year for Junior Regattas,” members are gearing up to host the Junior One-Design Regatta/Maryland Junior State Championships June 30. CORUM Cup Competitors During the 2010 Junior Division High Point and Annual Awards ceremony February 27 at AYC, CBYRA celebrated a bazillion junior sailors along with the people who make youth sailing programs on the Chesapeake Bay sing. Hanna Polster of SSA took home the Art Libby Corinthian Spirit Award, and the Rock Hall YC was named Race Committee of the Year Junior Division. Of the 32 “Regatta Rats” who competed in 10 or more events in 2010, Josh Paper of SSA took top honors by getting out there 14 times,

with AYC’s Ian Morgan a close second with 13 regattas under his belt. First-place honors went to these other competitors: Kendall Swenson of FBYC (Optimist Girls Final), Porter Kavle of AYC (Optimist White Fleet), Kyle Schwitzer of AYC (Optimist Blue Fleet), Alexander Hanna of HYC (Optimist Red Fleet and Optimist Final Overall), Nicole Hause of TAYC (Laser Radial Girls), Alex Jacob of FBYC (Laser Radial Overall), Megan Yeigh and Katie Scheidt of AYC (Club 420 Girls), and Alex Ramos and Alexandra Sullivan of SSA (Club 420 Overall). Other well-earned trophies went to Charlie Lomax (AYC), Austin Powers (FBYC), Charles Skord and Ali MacDonald (SSA), Mariah Leffingwell and Haley Crowder (TAYC), Alexander Hanna (HYC), Alex Jacob (FBYC), James Codega and Caitlin Grumbling (HYC), Patrick Floyd and Harrison Hawk (AYC), and Ben Buhl (FBYC). And, last but not least, the CORUM Cup went to Alexander Hanna (HYC) for Opti, Alex Jacob (FBYC) for Laser Radial, and Alex Ramos and Alexandra Sullivan (SSA) for Club 420. For names of all the winners and many more details, visit

Send junior sailing news & photos to Some of the boats docked at SSA on a long lunch break waiting for more wind during the 2011 Spring MASSA District Fleet Racing Championship and Mallory National Qualifier April 9-10. Photo courtesy of MASSA

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Chesapeake Racing Beat Sailing Season Is Launched Racing in the NOOD


ore than 1000 sailors on more than 200 one-design boats, from Baltimore to Norfolk, along the East Coast from Florida to Canada, and as far as California and Denmark, will descend upon Annapolis for the Sperry Top-Sider National Offshore One-Design (NOOD) Regatta April 30 to May 1. Sponsored by Sailing World and hosted by Annapolis YC, it’s a spring thing and an energizing one at that as hundreds of Chesapeake sailors work out the kinks in anticipation of this first major racing event of the season.

Among participating one-design fleets are Alberg 30, Beneteau 36.7, Cal 25, Catalina 27, Etchells, Farr 30, Farr 40, J/105, J/109, J/22, J/24, J/30, J/35, J/80, Melges 24, and S2 7.9. At print time, the greatest numbers of entries were in the J/22 class with 33 boats, the J/80 class with 27, and J/105 class with 26. Other classes have registered as many as 13 and as few as six. SpinSheet will be taking photographs on the race course and trolling the parties for stories. Stay tuned to the June issue for a recap of the excitement.

The Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regatta, hosted at Annapolis YC April 30 to May 1, is the first major racing event of the season. Photo by Dan Phelps


hesapeake racing sailors face a big decision over Memorial Day weekend: to race down the Bay or across it. With memories of a tough slog in 2010, the heartier distance racers will once again reunite for the May 27 Down the Bay Race for the Virginia Cruising Cup, the longest distance race on the Bay at 120 miles non-stop from Annapolis to Hampton ( 84 May 2011 SpinSheet


A New Regatta and a New Twist on Another

s SpinSheet reported earlier this spring, in addition to the other racing events on the calendar, mid-May will bring two exciting new events for Bay sailors. On May 14, Annapolis YC is hosting its first Coast Guard Overnight Race, a distance race with multiple choices of courses (120 or 150 miles) to be selected on race day depending on conditions. Designed as a warm-up for the Annapolis to Newport Race and as a fresh way to launch the season, the Coast Guard Race will benefit the Coast Guard Foundation, which raises funds for enlisted USCG member programs, support for college for families of USCG members lost in the line of duty, and relief for USCG families who have lost possessions in natural disasters. The entry deadline is May 10. Learn more by contacting Linda Ambrose at or clicking to the website at On May 21, the Sailing Club of the Chesapeake (SCC) and the Gibson Island Yacht Squadron (GIYS) have teamed up to renew the traditional SCC Spring Regatta. The middledistance race will begin off Annapolis and go to Gibson Island, where there will be a post-race party, with dockage, showers, and more, including the sunrise and sunset view. There will be no racing on Sunday; although racing sailors seeking more excitement may enter the Magothy River SA Sunday race.

Going the Distance On Saturday May 28, racing sailors who prefer a shorter destination race will opt for the Miles River Race from Annapolis to St. Michaels. In a summer calendar that includes distance events from Annapolis to Hampton, Newport, Solomons, St. Mary’s, and Oxford, the Miles River Race provides a great opportunity to drill this summer’s crew while assessing the needs of the boat. The overnight at St. Michaels is a highlight of the weekend. Annapolis racer Michael Dragon says, “The

Miles River Race is at the time of the year when the days feel like summer, but at night, it is still cool enough that you want to sleep on the boat. It makes for a great overnight.” Not only will the Miles River YC welcome competitors with a great social event with live music, food, and a raft-up, but the pool will be open to racers! Bring your swimsuits. The race back on Sunday is hosted by the West River SC. -Reporting by Aimée Poisson

Weeknight Delight Rules of the weeknight game: sail with family, sail with friends of all ages, don’t take yourself too seriously, and go home smiling. Photo by Al Schreitmueller

The finish of a typical Annapolis YC Wednesday night race with the Pride of Baltimore II and the State House in the background. Photo by Al Schreitmueller

A J/22 on the downwind leg during J/World’s Thursday night series off Annapolis. Photo by Dan Phelps

Does this look like fun or what? Photo by Dan Phelps

The Annapolis YC Wednesday night racing series attracts up to 130 boats and dozens of spectators who relax along the Naval Academy wall or on the Eastport Bridge to see the action. Photo by Al Schreitmueller

Good balance is an essential skill for a bowman. Photo by Al Schreitmueller

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Squalls. They come with the weeknight sailing package. Photo by Dan Phelps

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In Annapolis, you can race Tuesdays with Severn SA, Wednesdays with Annapolis YC, Thursdays with J/World, and Fridays with Eastport YC. Monday used to be laundry night, but now there are opportunities to get out on the water on that day, too, with Annapolis Community Boating ( Photo by Dan Phelps

Sometimes early in the season, it can be chilly out there, so be prepared. Photo by Al Schreitmueller






VIRGINIA CRUISING CUP A distance race from Annapolis to Hampton, 120 miles, non-stop

Friday, May 27 (start) – Saturday, May 28 (finish) Classes for IRC, PHRF A, B, C, and PHRF Non-Spinnaker

as well as any one design class that would like to compete with 5 boats or more.

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Weeknight Delight

f you see a racing sailor with a spring in his step, who suddenly needs to leave work a bit early, now you’ll know why. Weeknight racing blossoms in the month of May on the Chesapeake Bay. Along with it come sighs of relief and pangs of joy for hundreds of Bay sailors. Known for its thriving weeknight racing scene, Annapolis boasts racing options four school nights per week. Baltimore racing sailors favor Tuesdays for the Baltimore City YA Beer Can Series and the Downtown Sailing Center’s Fun Races. Wednesdays are popular race days in all the major rivers on the Bay, including the Severn, Magothy, Miles, West, Patuxent, and Hampton Rivers. Members of the North East River YC prefer Thursday nights for after-work competition, and Eastport YC members are all about Friday nights and beer can races. We at SpinSheet are sorely lacking weeknight racing photos from places other than Annapolis. If you have photos to share of your favorite weeknight racing place anywhere on the Chesapeake, please send them to

Has it been awhile since you’ve seen the sunset? You’ll see it often if you get into weeknight racing. Photo by Al Schreitmueller

A tradition for 19 years, the J/World Annapolis Thursday night series attracts 60 boats. Photo by Dan Phelps

Saturday: Little Creek, VA to Cape Charles, VA

Sunday: Cape Charles, VA to Buckroe Beach, VA

Saturday & Sunday, August 20 th & 21 st, 2011

Cruising and PHRF Class victors EACH win a beautiful W&P Yacht Lamp trophy!

Post‐race party on Saturday evening at the beautiful Bay Creek Marina!

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M A quiet day on the deck of Henry Morgan’s J/42 Dolphin during the 2009 Annapolis to Newport Race. Photo by Ted Steeble

The Journey to Newport

ost sailors find solace and good company in towns such as Newport, RI, and Annapolis; offshore racers find it in the journey in between the ports. First run 64 years ago, the Annapolis to Newport Race links two seaports dating from our nation’s birth and provides a diversity of challenges during the 120 miles down the Chesapeake Bay followed by 350 miles in the Atlantic to Newport. Having Thomson Reuters as the primary sponsor of the 2011 event, which starts June 3 off Annapolis, will enhance the quality of the shore-side activities while holding down costs for competitors. The entry fee is the same as it was for the 2007 and 2009 races. Thirty-three of the 60 entries at print time call the Chesapeake Bay home. The new cruiser division for the 2011 event attracted three regional boats: Bill Torgerson’s Little Harbor 52 Dragon, Steve Sharkey’s C&C 34 Impromptu, and Beth Berry’s Tartan 37 Solstice. Former Annapolis to Newport winners, all hailing from the Annapolis YC, Greg Leonard on the J/120 Heron, David Askew and his crew on the TP 52 Flying Jenny 7 (previously the J/122 Flying Jenny VI), and Jim Muldoon and his team on the custom 72-footer Donnybrook

have all entered for the 2011 edition. Other competitors will sail to the start from ports from Philadelphia, PA, on north throughout New England. Adding excitement to this year’s race are the entries of boats competing in the Transatlantic Race 2011 and the Atlantic Ocean Racing Series. Yachts hailing from the United Kingdom and Germany have already entered. Rambler 100, sailed by George David, and ICAP Leopard, chartered by Clarke Murphy, 100-footers that have expressed their intent to enter, can be expected to challenge the race record of 42 hours, 58 minutes, 12 seconds set by Joseph Dockery’s Farr 60 Carrera in 2001. The Chelsea Clock Company has donated a trophy and will provide time pieces for top finishers of a new competition for boats competing in both the Annapolis to Newport and the Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Races. The Annapolis YC and New York YC Regatta Association are the organizing authorities for the event, with assistance from the Naval Academy Sailing Squadron and Ida Lewis YC. Find more information, online registration, race documents, and history of the Annapolis to Newport Race at Here’s one way to capture a photographer’s attention at the start of a yacht race... Despite distractions, crews were in full foulies and focused at the rainy start of the 2009 Annapolis to Newport Race. Photo by Dan Phelps

Michael Brennan’s Sjambok finished third at the 2009 Annapolis to Newport Race. Photo by Dan Phelps

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Pete Hunter’s Wairere crew placed third in the sport boat class at Charleston Race Week. Photo by Shannon Hibberd

Charleston Race Week 2011


perry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week began with sunshine and steady, warm 15- to 18-knot easterly breezes. The event got stumped in the middle with dangerous wind forecasts and race cancellations and finished a bit cooler and a bit earlier with a light northerly turning to a 10-knot sea breeze for the offshore racers and light fickle breezes that fizzled for the inshore fleets. A couple dozen of the 279 entries descended from the Chesapeake Bay. John and Linda Edwards trounced the six-boat sport boat fleet on their Solomons-based Farr 30 Rhumb Punch by posting five bullets in five races and beating the second-place boat, another Chesapeake competitor, Pete Hunter’s Thompson 30 Wairere, by 10 points. Annapolis sailors Brett Harrison and John Yeigh placed second in PHRF D on their Tripp 26 A Parent Tripp. Gerry Taylor, a previous winner of the regatta, on his Cape Fear 38 Tangent took second in PHRF C followed in third place, by only one point, by Annapolis sailor Bruce Gardner on his Beneteau 10M L’Outrage.

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Of the one-design sailors, Annapolis sailor Todd Hiller on the J/22 Leading Edge placed third of 16. Although they did not have podium finishes, the J/80 Annapolis contingent was notable in its group presence in the regatta. Among the J/80 sailors were Chris Chadwick on Church Key, Chris Johnson on Dragonfly, Ken Mangano on Mango, and Bert Carp on USA 11. Shannon Hibberd, who by accepting as many great sailing offers as she can, has become a steady SpinSheet Off the Bay blogger, as she was from Charleston. She says, “The first day of racing started rather chaotically for us. This was the first Charleston Race Week for [Richard Ewing and Idarae Prothero’s] Beneteau First 42 Molto Bene, and we were taken for a wild ride by the currents just getting out of the slip...” After getting their sea legs and enjoying racing “with no major mishaps,” she says, “The venue is hard to beat with beautiful waterfront views, a sandy beach, and tiki bars. Everywhere I saw familiar faces from the Chesapeake Bay.” Find more of her commentary on her Off the Bay blog at For complete Charleston results, visit

The party venue is a favorite of Chesapeake sailors lucky enough to travel in spring. Photo by Shannon Hibberd

Sam’s Challenge and the Leukemia Cup


amantha Pratt is a typical, high-energy five-year-old who likes to play dress up, do arts and crafts, and swim. She sometimes fights with her little brother, Ryan. Sam is typical in nearly every respect but one: she has Pre-B Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia. In February 2009, Sam was diagnosed with the disease. She was admitted to the Pediatric Oncology ward at Johns Hopkins that same day and began chemotherapy the very next day. Sam’s story has a happy ending; she will have completed her chemotherapy regimen before the first of May. Her story is just one about a child dealing with leukemia. “Everyone knows someone who has cancer,” states John Dodge, committee chair for the Leukemia Cup Regatta Fundraiser. “Cancer probably has affected someone you know—a family member, a colleague, or a friend—and the regatta and activities surrounding it raise vital funds that will be used not only to assist families like Sam’s, but to find a cure for the disease and similar blood cancers.” The Leukemia Cup, first organized in 1993 by the Eastport YC and since joined in that effort by the Annapolis YC, has spawned dozens of like events throughout the country, raising millions of dollars for research to combat blood cancers. The sailing weekend begins on Friday, June 10, from 6 to 10 p.m., with the SunTrust Sailor’s Launch Party hosted at the Annapolis Maritime Museum. The public is invited to attend for $35 per person. Complimentary beer and wine, hors d’oeuvres, and exciting live and silent auctions will highlight the evening. Auction items will include sailing and powerboat excursions, a weekend getaway package at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, DC, a one-year membership at the Chesapeake Boating Club, and original artwork by Annapolis artist Joanne Tew. The rolling silent auction will begin promptly at 6 p.m., and guests are invited to bring a bottle of wine to donate for that silent auction.


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The following day, Saturday, June 11, the regatta will unfold in Annapolis. Last year, more than 90 skippers and crews participated; organizers are

planning to increase participation in 2011 for this CBYRA-sanctioned, High Point event. This year also will feature the second annual J/80 Fun Race and Launch Lunch to provide patients and families with an up-close and personal experience, as they take to the water on J/80s for a taste of the exciting racing action. After the regatta, all are invited to one of Annapolis’ best regatta parties, the All Hands Crew Party, held at the Eastport YC and featuring food, libations (including

Wes’ Rum Punch), live dance music by the Mid Life Crisis, and the regatta’s closing ceremony. Tickets for the party are available at $35 per person. A limited number of “weekend passes” for admission to both Friday and Saturday’s events are available for $60 per person or $100 per couple. For more information, go to Register online at sailregattas. com/EYC. For Virginia Leukemia Cup (July 9 to 10) information, visit

The 2010 Annapolis Leukemia Cup was contested on a spectacular June sailing day. Photo by Dan Phelps


Merit 25 One-Design Fleet, Anyone?

was wondering if there could be a short blurb in SpinSheet about a Merit 25 one-design fleet starting up on the Bay. Currently, we’re trying to get something together for Southern Bay Race Week June 3 to 5. Trevor Harney, Merit 25 - Audrey #764


USA Snipe Class Traveling Snipe Fleet

tarting in May, the USA Snipe Class will be conducting a program called the Traveling Snipe Fleet. The objective is to increase the exposure of the Snipe by going to prospective sailors and providing them the opportunity to test drive in racing and regatta environments. The Snipe sailboat is a hard chine, twoperson racing dingy designed in 1931 and known for its durability, adaptability in all types of conditions, and effective han92 May 2011 SpinSheet

dling by sailors of all ages and size. Many Olympic sailors have sailed in Snipes to develop their dinghy tuning and tactical skills, and many Snipe sailors and families have been in the class for more than 50 years.  According to Severn SA (SSA) Snipe fleet captain Ned Daly, “While we do not have an exact schedule, it is planned to have this rig at SSA from June 2 to 8, including the Colonial Cup Regatta

scheduled for June 4 and 5. We anticipate having the opportunity to have interested people sail on the third through the seventh, with possible regatta entry for more experienced skippers. Contact me at or (410) 262-4022 if you are interested.” If you are with another sailing club, to learn more about the Traveling Snipe Fleet, contact Don Hackbarth at

Cherry Blossom Regatta 2011 by Gary Hauptman


t was probably the most complicated sailing event attempted on the upper Potomac since the British invaded in 1814—and we know how that went. The White House was torched and Alexandria surrendered. Happily, this one turned out much better for the home team. As an officer of Alexandria’s Daingerfield Island SC (DISC), I’ve had the pleasure and challenge of organizing the Cherry Blossom Regatta (CBR) since its inception in 2007 as a relatively

The race course at Hains Point is beautiful with the shoreline in bloom with the Washington Monument as a backdrop. Photo by Carl Schaefer

simple farewell to winter event connected to the National Cherry Blossom Festival. This year was different because 2012 will be the centennial of the gift of trees, and the festival planners have started gearing up for the extravaganza. Abbe Kaufmann, a savvy festival consultant, asked me to think big. If I could do anything I wanted with the regatta, what would it look like? My reply was that I’d expand it to a full Potomac River focus with all kinds of organized wind- and muscle-powered boats, and activities from Georgetown to National Harbor. Then we returned to reality and focused on planning for 2011. DISC is a river club, so our fleet is made up of mostly PHRF boats from 20 to 30 feet. For the CBR this year, we recruited the Lightning fleet from the Potomac River SA (PRSA) and added DC Sail as the official beneficiary to help raise the profile and funds for this worthy community sailing program. Follow us!

Kaufmann hooked me up with some terrific sponsors: The Patriot II, as official spectator boat and site of our awards party, Moet Hennessy USA for cherry blossom themed drinks, and Gangplank Marina for docking, Safeway sprung for the food, and Guest Services donated cash to purchase awards. Now we needed to mobilize the skippers. Everyone likes the CBR in concept. The course near Hains Point is beautiful with the shoreline in bloom and the

The DISC Cherry Blossom Regatta April 2 unfolded in a range of conditions: sun, squalls, hail, thunder, big gusts, and long lulls. Photo by Carl Schaefer

Washington Monument as a backdrop. And most of us are ready to sail after a long winter. The problem is that there can be a lot of traffic from the Cherry Blossom tour boats. Plus, April 2 is the busiest day of the year at the Gangplank, and early April is notorious for unsettled weather. As DISC secretary, my job is to be the cheerleader-in-chief for the fleet. We do very well for a small club, getting 30 boats out for the beer can series. High profile events like the Leukemia Cup can go well above that with visiting boats and a big one-design presence. March was proving to be worrisome with storms and strong fronts. My promotional strategy was to cherry-pick the forecasts for the most optimistic of the lot. And I’d roll out news a bit at a time to build buzz, like when Moet Hennessy upgraded us to Veuve Clicquot Champagne and Belvedere vodka. It worked. We nailed my target of 30 registered boats.

Race day was quintessential early spring with temps in the 50s, predictions of squalls, sun, hail, thunder, big gusts, and long lulls. We got in two races, heading north off East Potomac Park and south off Bolling Air Force Base. The second race started toward the end of a squall, and a few boats hoisted their #3s including Coup de Vent, the S2 7.9 I race on. We were second heading to the windward mark until the squall passed, and four boats that left their genoas up caught and buried us.

Dark skies mark this downwind leg of the Cherry Blossom Regatta. Photo by Carl Schaefer

Heading into the Gangplank, more than 100 sailors found shelter aboard the Patriot II and indulged in the sponsors’ fare. Firstand second-place awards were burgees from DC Sail embroidered with “2011 DISC Cherry Blossom Regatta.” Third place awards were bags of Cherry Blossom swag, which may be the more coveted of the prizes. What a great way to launch the season. Fun, scenic, exciting, and a unique mix of elements. We hear the spectators on the Patriot II loved being witnesses to our organized chaos. Thanks to all involved and particularly to Pat Williams, our club PRO, and Prag Katta our DC Sail contact. Maybe we can lure some J/22s and S2 7.9s to trailer in for the centennial in 2012. For information on DISC and to see pictures of the CBR, go to

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Spring Racing Comes to the Southern Bay by Lin McCarthy

David Taylor’s Andrews 27 Wham Bam and Greg Cutter’s Elliott 770 Gremlin cross the line, finishing first and third respectively for the first day of racing. Photos by Lin McCarthy

The crew on Gene Thayer’s Evelyn 42 Pterodactyl huddles for warmth and works to hold her down for the finish.

Don DeLoatch and crew of the Soverel 27 Stingray head home across the harbor from Hampton to Willoughby after an early spring day on the race course.

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“In Just-spring when the world is mud-luscious…” e.e.cummings


fter having battened her hatches, stowed her sails, swept snow from her decks, and monitored her jack stands all winter, one of the best moments for any racer is when he gets his boat off the hard, out of the boatyard. But, even better than that is the moment the racer approaches the starting area for the first time in the spring. The crew is tense but filled with bravado, sails are crisp, lines are new and not frayed, and the hull is slick and fast. Expectations are high; smiles are wide. At last, we are going racing! On the Southern Chesapeake Bay, the official start of “real” racing begins with the first day of the spring series sponsored by the Cruising Club of Virginia (CCV). The series will run for three Sundays, but the first Sunday is special. Who will be there? Who will have made their boats better? Which crew will have gotten in the most practices, and has anyone picked up some new expertise? Will the fleet be stronger? Are those new sails over there? Are we ready? With trepidation that could stop a freight train, the racers approach the line for the first start of the year. The start sequence commences, the clock ticks down, the hole opens up, the horn sounds, and… we are racing. And, all is well again! This year the CCV Spring Series began the second Sunday in April on a light gray day with moderate breezes that were perfect for the first time out. When all was said and done, there were some new and some old names at the top of the results. There were beer and hotdogs at the post-race gathering, and no one, not a single soul, could think of a better way to spend a day in early spring.

Superyachts and Croissants in St. Barths


he St. Barths Bucket Regatta (March 24 to 27) celebrated its 25th anniversary with 40 gorgeous yachts ranging in size from White Wings at 76 feet (grandfathered because she was in the first Bucket) to the largest sloop, Mirabella at 247 feet, and of course, the Maltese Falcon at 289 feet. Under the new management of Peter Craig and Premiere Racing, the event provided three days of perfect weather and great sailing in what has become the world’s leading superyacht regatta where “fun is first.” Hank Halsted, who ran it for a decade, is still around as a Bucket director and keeper of the Bucket spirit. Sponsorship comes from the superyacht builders. Part of Craig’s race committee this year was Solomons sailor Herb Reese, who has volunteered for Premiere Racing for 10 years. He and Don Behrens (PRO for the Screwpile Regatta and other events) got “drafted” and toughed it out in St. Barths for the week. “Don and I know that being part of the team means taking on the tough assignments without complaint,” says Reese. Well I, having been done in by the after-parties and chocolate croissants, left too early. (“I must have missed the chocolate croissants,” says Reese.) Jimmy Buffett, who sailed a couple days before leaving for rehearsals for this summer’s tour, was seen in the Baz Bar the day following my departure. Timing is everything. Oh well, next year. Yes SpinSheet, I will accept the assignment again—just for you.

by Dick Franyo

Dick Franyo, who’s always willing to be our correspondent for the annual St. Barths Bucket Regatta, poses by his hero Jimmy Buffett’s sailboat Groovy.

The ultra modern 289-foot clipper sailing yacht, the Maltese Falcon by night in St. Barths.

Yeah, we’re jealous. The yachts in the St. Barth’s Bucket ranged from 76 feet to 247 feet long.

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Small Boats,

Big Stories by Kim Couranz


Serious Family Fun

’d like to introduce you to the Wesdyk family. In particular, please meet Katie (14) and Sarah (11). I’d note here that both girls are active sailors…but that doesn’t cover it. They’re just simply active. While Katie likes sailing best, she also enjoys dance and soccer for fun; Sarah is an avid swimmer, sailor, and field hockey, lacrosse, and basketball player. Parents Russ and Lorraine sailed and cruised extensively in New Jersey—and so did the kids. Both girls went for their first weekend cruise when they were about five days old. “I first really learned to sail when I was four or five in our big catamaran, on the ocean,” Sarah explains. “I would never use any of the ropes but I would ask ‘what is that? what does it do?’


So I guess I sort of knew about the ropes and lines and what they did.” By the time the family moved to Arnold, MD, the kids were getting involved in sports and friends and school, so the cruising boat was sold and turned into a college fund. About the same time, Russ went racing on a friend’s big boat… and caught the bug. But as much as he knew about cruising, racing was an entirely different story. “I figured the best way to learn was it do it all—helm, trim, tactics—myself and so that led to a Laser. Once I felt comfortable on the race course, I started looking for a small boat that I could race with my kids. That boat was the Snipe. An afford-

Tips from the Podium

sking questions of successful sailors can be a great way to build your sailing skills. Let’s learn from seventh grader Christian Filter of Stevensville, MD, who, with his crew Henry Filter, won the 2010 Snipe U.S. Special Junior National Championship. The Special Juniors is a fleet where the skipper is under 20; crew can be any age. How did you practice for the event? My dad [his crew] and I went out on Tuesday nights and we did a few small regattas. One day of that regatta was super windy. How do you get pumped for big breeze? I just listen to a song that really pumps me up and gets me going. Then it just runs through my head. Plus, who doesn’t like surfing those big waves downwind? You’re both a terrific crew and skipper. Which position do like more, and why? Well, they are both great positions with the same importance, but I think I have to go with skippering. I like it because I like controlling my own destiny. What other boats do you sail now--and what boats would you like to sail in the future? I sail the Optimist, and in the future, I would like to sail a Laser. What is your favorite thing about sailing? My favorite part of sailing is the start. It’s fun because it’s chaotic. Everybody is frantically trying to get a good spot on the line. It’s complete madness and I love it! 96 May 2011 SpinSheet

able boat, a great group of people in the fleet, lots of fun local racing opportunities, and line loads a kid could manage as either skipper or crew,” he says. Katie agrees. “You can sail a Snipe for fun with friends and family or race it very competitively. You can also see better how you’re doing compared to bigger sailboats like our F27 multihull that have more than one design racing against each other,” she notes. Russ puts a high priority on dinghy sailing with his daughters; they are frequently on the course for Severn SA’s (SSA) lowkey Tuesday-evening sailing one design races or TESOD. Last summer, Russ crewed for Katie in the Snipe U.S. Special Junior National Championship, where the skipper must be younger than 20, but the crew can be any age, which is held the weekend before the standard national championship. Then Katie crewed for family friend, Ned Daly, in the standard nationals, while Sarah stepped in to crew for her dad. “I especially had fun in Junior Nationals, getting to race with kids my own age and older. I realized I could do a lot

more than I expected when I drove on a very windy day. It was over 20 knots and pouring rain. There was one point when my dad and I couldn’t even see the race course! But it turned out really great and I was proud to get third place,” Katie says. And Sarah is proud of her accomplishments, too: “My favorite thing about sailing Snipes would have to be that what I’m proud of. Like learning to drive, or crewing in heavy air. I also like doing TESOD with my Dad when I get to race against my sister.” Russ and the girls seem to have the “balance thing”—balancing racing with having

fun—pegged just right. “The bottom line is every Tuesday evening race I get with my kids, regardless of where we finish on the race course, is a victory. It’s just an absolute joy to race around Annapolis harbor with the family, watch the sun set over the city, and then enjoy burgers at the club afterwards. Too soon they will be off to college. Then the second part of my secret plan kicks in and I get my wife out racing... just don’t tell her yet!” Oops, I think we just did! Russ, we’re looking forward to seeing you and all the Wesdyk women—including grownups!— out on the water soon.

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Keith Donald & Hope


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hen your grandfather wins the Newport to Bermuda Race in 1924 and your uncle skippers an America’s Cup boat in 1964, it’s pretty safe to say, as Keith Donald does, that he was plucked into a sailing family. As a kid, he sailed 420s and a 12-foot Cadet Dinghy and spent summers sailing in Round Bay and out of Severn SA (SSA), as a student and instructor. “My sailing is pretty informal,” says Donald. “For me, the top half of the fleet is winning. It’s for fun.” Although he has competed in major big boat regattas, such as a few Annapolis to Newport and Fastnet Races in the 1960s and 1970s, he says, “I turned into a small boat sailor.” After many years as a Snipe sailor, about five years ago, he traveled to Springfield, IL, on a whim and bought a Star. “I was tired of capsizing my Snipe. I thought, ‘give me a keel.’ I figured if I bought it, I’d be forced to like it.” Today, in his workroom near Philadelphia, PA, he has two Snipes and two Stars, one wooden and one fiberglass version of each, and has restored the wooden boats himself. He discovered his latest project, the Star Hope, after learning about her existence at the Star Class North Americans in Vancouver, Canada. The boat was not for sale, but the owner was open to the right caregiver coming along. Other than Skip and Mary Etchells owning her in the early 1960s, Hope’s history is unclear. Donald believes she may have spent 30 years under a porch in New Hampshire. Although she was under a tarp in snow when he first saw her, “structurally, she was sound,” he says. With the Star Class 100th Anniversary Regatta in Larchmont, NY, in September in mind as a target date, three and a half years and about 400 hours later, he had completed stripping the varnish of Hope, replacing all hardware, and varnishing her. “After I launched, I stopped counting days and money,” he says with a smile. “It’s probably two days work for one day sailed, but that’s getting better. I’m almost at the point where I am sailing more.”

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SpinSheet: What’s to love about the Star? The tradition of the class. I am very much a newcomer to the class, but I like that you can sail at every level from the Bacardi Cup to the fleet level, which is more in my comfort zone. It’s a challenge. I thought of the Star as a light air boat, but it can be great when it’s windy.

What does it take to be an ideal Star crew? Crews are more important than skippers. A good crew will make it or break it. It’s very physical, so youth helps. It’s important to get the skipper-crew coordination down. If you don’t practice strategy and working together as a team, it’s tough.

What’s your favorite regatta of the year? The Tred Avon YC Fall Wind Up in early October. The weather is ideal, and we have the whole Choptank to ourselves. They do a nice job catering to the Stars.

What’s the best part about fixing up an old boat? Finishing!

What part of it do you dislike? I went through phases when I would ask, “Why am I doing this? Will I ever get done?” Of course, I was halfway through and too committed to give up.

Were there any surprises along the way? After I launched, how far I was from having a boat that was problem-free. It was a whole summer. Even after the Bacardi Cup in March, I was still sawing, filing, and drilling.

Is there anything else you would like to add? We’re working on a loaner boat program. I’d be willing to donate my fiberglass Star to the fleet, but I don’t have a trailer for it.

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Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association


2010 CBYRA Junior Sailing was great, and we hope 2011 will

be even better. There were a total of 1496 sailors on the line for 16 events on the Bay. The incredible turnout last year was due to the dedication of the juniors and their parents who hauled kids and boats to all the events. Large contributors to these numbers were “Regatta Rats” who raced more than 10 CBYRA events. The sailors pictured received their Regatta Rat patches at the CBYRA High Point awards ceremony held in February. Other 2010 award highlights included:

• Art Libby Corinthian Spirit Award went to Hanna Polster of the Severn SA (SSA). • Race Committee of the Year Junior Division when to Rock Hall YC (RHYC) for the 2010 USA Junior Olympic Festival CORUM Cup High Point Champions

Optimist—Alexander Hanna from Hampton YC (HYC) Laser Radial—Alex Jacob from Fishing Bay YC (FBYC) Club 420—Alex Ramos and Alexandra Sullivan from SSA. Please go to the CBYRA Junior Sailing site to view the complete list of awardees recognized at the High Point and Annual Awards Ceremony: For more, see page 83. I am excited about the 2011 season and how it is shaping up. The CBYRA Junior Division Committee, including all club junior program directors, has worked diligently to present a more travel-friendly schedule and hopes to liven up the social activities. I have highlighted a few major events of interest: Commonwealth of Virginia Championship June 25-26 FBYC Maryland State Championships June 30 RHYC Junior Olympics Festival July 2-3 HYC

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Another New Face

Rob Rowlands has joined CBYRA to run the office. Rob is a fifth-generation Chesapeake Bay sailor who two years ago returned home to Maryland following time in Williamsburg, VA, St Louis, MO, Tallahassee, FL, New York City, NY, and most recently, Shaker Heights, OH, where he raised two awesome daughters now ages 23 and 26. He is currently Fleet Captain of Eastport YC, recently served as executive director of the USODA, and previously served as junior program chair with Edgewater YC in Cleveland, OH. He is certified by U.S. Sailing as a National Umpire, Senior Judge, and Regional Race Officer. Following a 25-year-long sales/marketing career in the entertainment lighting industry, Rob now lives aboard his Egg Harbor 40MY in the Maritime Republic of Eastport. He also works as a captain with Watermark and dabbles in museum lighting and construction management. In Rob’s free time, he enjoys sailing his classic Cheoy Lee Bermuda 30, racing OPBs, fishing, cruising around the harbor in the evening, taking photographs, and hosting friends at full moon rising parties.

For the full 2011 schedule please go to the CBYRA Junior Sailing site: Follow us on Facebook (!/CBYRAJuniorSailing) and visit the CBYRA Junior Sailing site ( often for the latest information on regattas and results. See you on the water! Fredrik Salvesen, CBYRA Junior Division Representative

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Cruise and Snooze/Luxury Charter Sail to and stay overnight at a ***** B&B, with licensed Master captain. Mid-week and weekend packages. Safe, fun adventure., (717) 891-1827. R & R Charters Crewed day, weekend, and weeklong charters, leaving from Kent Narrows. Also available certified ASA sail classes. Contact Capt. Dave at (570) 690-3645,, www. RumBob Charters, Catalina 40 Daily, weekly, or weekend charters w/captain. Leaving from Bodkin Creek. Contact Capt. Bob at (717) 818-2893 or visit

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Index of Display Advertisers 360 Yachting.......................................57 Accent Graphics..................................53



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ALEXSEAL.......................................5,99 Allstate Insurance................................32 American Boat & Yacht Council..........26 Annapolis Accommodations................23


Annapolis Bay Charters.......................56


Annapolis Boat Service.......................20

904-642-8555 888-463-9879

Annapolis Yacht Sales........................25


Annapolis Yacht Sales......................103

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

Atlantic Spars & Rigging......................36 Bacon Sails & Marine Supplies.............2 Bands in the Sand.................................8

HAVE FUN AND TAN WHILE YOU WORK Captains Wanted-The Baltimore Water Taxi is accepting applications for the 2011 season. Seasonal, FT and PT positions available; weekend availability a must. Master’s License required. Customer service experience preferred. Apply online at www.bwtjobs. com

Bavaria..................................................7 Bay Shore Marine...........................48,51 Bermuda Ocean Race.........................81 Blue Water Sailing School...................49

Life Changers Wanted Mobile Showroom Representative Wanted to promote regatta and sailing apparel at sailing regattas throughout the East Coast. Must be able to operate and care for a 24’ trailer pulled by a heavy duty truck. Duties includes maintaining operational and inventory checklists and keeping adequate supplies of sailing apparel. Please send resume to Read more about the job at careers.

BoatU.S...............................................13 Boatyard Bar & Grill.............................31 10% Discount with Mention of this Ad Free Estimates Contact Todd “Gator” Scott

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


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Sail Inspector Bacon Sails & Marine Supplies, F/T position inspection/measuring/cataloging Incoming sails for consignment. Energetic, physically fit. Sailboat/sailing experience a must. Salary commensurate w/experience. Send resume to gary@ salary commensurate w/experience send resume to



Volunteer with Anchor Point and see the lives of At-risk Youth changed. Help in all areas needed. Visit our website to learn more about us.


Cape Charles Cup...............................87 Casa Rio Marina..................................67 CBYRA..............................................100 CCS Valencer........................................9 Center Dock Marina..........................108 CAPCA................................................66 Chesapeake Boating Club...................80 Chesapeake Light Craft.......................32 Clean Fuels.........................................39 Coastal Climate Control......................12 Coppercoat USA.................................45



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CRAB................................................110 CruiseROWater...................................64 Cruisers University.........................72,73 Crusader Yacht Sales..................61,106 Davis’ Pub...........................................62

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Waterfront, water view, water privileged, whatever.

continued... Deltaville Boatyard.........................58,59 Diversified Marine................................53 Doctor LED..........................................39 Down the Bay Race.............................86 East of Maui........................................67 Eastport Spar and Rigging..................26 Fawcett Boat Supplies....................37,70

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

Forespar..............................................35 Gratitude Marina..................................38 Great Blue Yachts.............................106 Harken............................................79,83 Hartge Yacht Harbor...........................37



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


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

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Haven Harbour Marina........................54 Herrington Harbour..............................33 Hinckley Yacht Services........................6


Hinckley Yachts Annapolis................108

Mobile Service for the East Coast and a Full Rigging Shop in Worton, MD

IMIS.....................................................40 Inner Harbor EAST Marina..................66 Intensity Sails......................................80 Interlux.................................................29 J. Gordon & Co....................................38


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



Mike Sipala Yacht Rigging Specialist (410) 708-0370

Jack Martin..........................................36 Landfall Navigation............................119

Lippincott Marine...............................110

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

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Leukemia Cup.....................................78

Mack Sails...........................................47 Marine Technical Services..................64 Maritime Solutions...............................52 Martek Davits......................................81 Moorings.......................................15,105 National Marina Day............................27 Nautical Flea Market...........................63

We carry many all-natural pet foods 410.326.9294 14538 S. Solomons Island Road Solomons Island, MD 20688

“Experience Matters�

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


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Noble Awards and Engraving..............81 North Point Yacht Sales...............17,108 Follow us!

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• New England Line

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


North Sails.............................................3 North Sails Direct................................63 Norton’s Sailing School.......................46 Norton’s Yacht Sales.........................107 Ocean Options....................................46 Pantaenius America............................23

Marine Supplies

Pettit Marine Paint Vivid......................84 Planet Hope.........................................52 Port Annapolis.....................................22 Portside Marine...................................62 Pro Valor Charters...............................56 Quantum............................................120 Regent Point Marina............................50

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



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RogueWave Yacht Brokerage...........109 Sailing Club of the Chesapeake..........29 Sailrite Enterprises..............................65 Sailstice DelMarva...............................69 Sarles Boatyard Yacht Sales, LLC......45 Screwpile.............................................89

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Shipwright Harbour..............................47 Southern Bay Race Week...................97 Spring Cove Marina.............................24


Spring Sails Event.................................4 Start Sailing Now.................................30 Stur-Dee Boat......................................48 Summer Sailstice................................70 Sunfish Regatta...................................71 T2P.TV................................................65

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Tartan C&C Yachts.............................34 Tidewater Yacht Service Center..........62 UK-Halsey Sailmakers........................11 Vane Brothers.....................................54

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West Marine Rigging...........................21 Wichard...............................................24 Womanship International.....................50

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SLIPS 25 Ton Lift!

Slips up to 50’ ON MAGOTHY RIVER

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15’ Up to 60’ Deep-Water Slips On the Magothy. One river north of Annapolis. Easy access to marina by Route 100. North Shore Marina (410) 255-3982.

ABYI Marine Surveyors, LLC Sail & powerboat surveys, big or small. Contact Derek Rhymes, NAMSCMS and SAMS A.M.S. (410) 268-4404 or toll free (866) 608-4404.

18-46 Foot Slips Available Covered slips as well , downtown Annapolis, Sarles marina on Spa Creek . Electric, water, and showers . 410-263-3661 www. 20’ - 40’ Slips, Pier 4 Marina 301 4th St., Eastport, across from Annapolis Yacht Club. Keep your boat where the Hinckley and Sabre dealers keep theirs. Electric, water, & showers. (410) 990-9515. www. 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, www. 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, 30’ - 50’ Deepwater Slips For Sale & Rent On the western shore of the Chesapeake in St. Leonard, MD. Flag Harbor Yacht Haven (410) 586-0070, www. Winter storage & repair (410) 5861915.

Dry Storage to 36 feet. Repair Yard DIY or Subs.

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Hampton, VA (757) 850-0466 Short Walk to: Movie Theatre 17 Restaurants MONTHLY Whole Foods VACATION DOCKAGE Liquor Store amid the Attractions in Baltimore. Retail Shops $8/day boater pass to Maryland Harborplace Athletic Club includes gym & pool. Aquarium Fells Point Little Italy

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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

40’ Boat Slip for Sale 40’ by 15’ slip for sale in Flag Harbor (Google website) in St. Leonard, Md. $23,000. Direct access to bay. Lovely setting, private beach. Yearly condo fee only $1500 . halcyonorion@yahoo. com, (540) 560-3200 45’ X 16’ Floating Slip For Sale, $29,000 Anchorage Marina, Canton, MD; Patapsco river; pool; pump-out; electronic gates/parking; club houses; roaming security; dock box. Ed (570) 3843820. 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 410-2687700. Flag Harbor Marina, St. Leonard 40’ slip $2,700/ year and 30’ slip $2,200/year. Call (202) 258-1916. Marina Slip for Rent in Galesville, MD Protected slip on West River with easy access to Chesapeake. 36’ x 14’ x 6’ depth. Includes pool, bath house, fuel dock, pumpout, water, electric and a full service yard. (540) 219-5901. 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 storage $110 monthly. Haulouts $8.50. Minutes to Bay and Baltimore Beltway. Old Bay Marina (410) 477-1488 or www.

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Viking Trailers 724-789-9194 SpinSheet Out and About in 2011 SpinSheet is a proud sponsor of these upcoming events: Deltaville Dealer Days Spring Sails Event Down the Bay Race Leukemia Cup Regatta Bands in the Sand Sailstice DelMarVa Rally SMSA Screwpile Challenge 2011 Cape Charles Cup Boatyard Bar & Grill Regatta To Benefit CRAB Boatyard Bar & Grill Beach Party To Benefit Annapolis Maritime Museum Hampton Roads Sunfish Challenge and Dinghy Distance Race U.S. Sailboat Show Eastport YC Boat Show Bash Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race SpinSheet will be on the scene taking photos at these events: NOOD Regatta CRAB/Annapolis Community Boating Bash AYC Lippincott Stars/Etchells Vanguard 15 Atlantic Coast Championships Annapolis to Newport Race SSA Comet North American Championships SSA Thistle Mid-Atlantic Championships EYC Solomons Island Race Governor’s Cup Penguin North American Championships SSA Moth Invitational Championships CBYRA Annapolis Race Week J/30 North American Championships AYC J/109 North American Championships SSA U.S. Soling Championships STC IRC East Coast Championships AYC Fall Stars Etchells AYC Halloween Howl SSA Plane Insane J/24, J/80, and J/105 East Coast Championships For all the juicy details, visit

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hown here in 1961 on Long Island Sound, Shandon was once owned by Skip and Mary Etchells, who won the 1951 Star Class World Championships off Gibson Island. A naval architect, Skip was instrumental in shaping the modern Star design. Mary, a native of Baltimore who died in Easton, MD, in 2006, remains the only woman to have captured a Worlds title as crew in the class. Rich in history, easily recognizable on the water by the boat’s clean lines and the simple star logo on the sail, and the oldest one-design still raced internationally, the Star celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. The story of this particular boat remains vague from the era in which the photo was taken through today. According to her current owner, Keith Donald, Shandon, now named Hope, may have lived under a porch in New Hampshire for 30 years. Donald has fully restored her over the past three and a half years and sails her out of Severn SA in Annapolis among other East Coast locations. As he set his timetable for Hope’s restoration, he had in mind the Star Class 100th Year Anniversary Regatta in Larchmont, NY, September 14 to 18.

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NO DISTRACTIONS, WORRIES, OR LOGISTICS. Arrive at the race with a fully rigged Opti ready and waiting just for you. Dinghy Locker Charters feature Bluemagic racing hulls and top-of-the line race gear, including N1 Foils, Black Gold Spars and J Sails. Best of all, our knowledgeable staff is onsite at all USODA events with expert advice and a trailer full of gear and parts.

WIN A FREE ORANGE BOWL CHARTER. All you have to do is post a photo that has the Dinghy Locker Logo in it to our Facebook wall. You’ll be entered to win a FREE Opti Charter at the 2011 Orange Bowl—a $400 value!* Get creative—make your pics interesting, unique, unusual or just plain cool (but keep it safe and legal)! For details, visit us on Facebook.

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*Photos must be posted to the DInghy Locker Facebook Wall or emailed to by 8/15/2011. Prize drawing to be held on 9/1/2011. Landfall and Dinghy Locker reserve the right to remove any images deemed inappropriate. ©2011 Landfall Navigation. Logos shown are trademarks of their respective companies. LaserPerformance and associated logos are trademarks used under license. All rights reserved.

It’s never too late to perform an annual tune up on your sails and canvas, and now with Quantum’s 5 day service guarantee you won’t be late for the start of Spring Sailing due to sail maintenance issues. Quantum Service offers restitching services for your seams, suncovers and webbing before they fail due to harmful UV ray degradation – keeping you on the water longer.



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Dyer Dinghy Classic Rowboat 8 feet. Fair cond., wood interior, $550 In Deltaville. (909) 307-9244.


9’2” Avon Rover 2.8 Air ‘00 Up to 6-hp, 4 person stable inflatable w/an air floor. Excel. cond., hardly used since ’05, has been stored indoors. $900 (301) 292-0850.

DONATIONS 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) 5919900

Charity refurbishes boats for Youth Mentoring Program. Inventory ready for SPRING sales. 50-70% of FMV. Some boats require work, others not. Visit for Inventory and Contact information. Vessel Donations accepted.

Maryland Maritime Foundation Needs your help. Through donations of boats, equipment, and other items, we provide funds for education and other opportunities to organizations and individuals. We also have boats for sale at great prices allowing you to get on the water. (301) 509-3206, . Donate Your Boat And help teach atrisk teens to sail. (202) 478-0396, www.

BOAT SHARING 30’ Bristol Sloop Ten yr old partnership of 4 has a rare opening. Sail 2 weekend days and 5 weekdays monthly May - October for $1750 per yr with no buy in. Workdays: 3 spring, one summer, 2 fall. Contact John:, (202) 5526523 day, (301) 270-2193 eve. Will train, but demonstrated sailing experience required. Located in Mayo. 34’ Gemini Catamaran ’04 This popular dsl cat is in excellent cond. w/big upgrades. Check it out at http://mysite. Annapolis partnership reorganization opens up for inquiries from experienced sailors for ½ and 1/3 equity share w/original owner. Call Jack at 202-531-3841 or jlahr@ 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 ken. or call (703) 9457863.

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Bargain Pre-owned Sailboats Browse 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 www.boemarine. com, email us at boats@boemarine. com, or call (866) 735-5926 to get your boat listed and sold. Byte, 12’ Includes CII rig w/carbon mast & mylar sail; standard rig & sail; Seitech dolly; new bottom cover from Colie Sails; $1,100, contact Briget at 410-263-2132 or brigetbarr@gmail. com. 12’ Byte Sailing Dinghy ’97 $1000, Excellent cond., used 2 yrs, garage kept since, ready to sail. Includes Seitech dolly, cover and sails. Singlehandler for under 145lb sailor. Easton. 410-8227491 or 15’ GP14, Built in Britain in ’59  Archetypal family racer/trainer daysailor. GRP hull & deck, aluminum spars, new mainsail (2010), 2 older jibs, recently painted British racing green hull & Grand Banks Beige deck. Just enough varnished mahogany to be pretty. Road trailer. $1500 (443) 243-4925.

The deadline for the Brokerage and Classified sections is the 10th of the month prior to publication (May 10 for the June issue). Contact Lucy Iliff for advertising, (410) 216-9309 or

25’ Catalina ’78 Fiberglass fixed-keel cruising sloop, 9.9-hp Johnson longshaft-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@

18' Catalina 2007 A cleverly designed interior for a comfortable overnighter and performance whether off to your favorite anchorage or club racing. Shows like new. $13,900 w w w. g r a t i t u d e y a c h t i n g . c o m ,, Jim Elliott (410) 708-4422, (410) 639-7112, (800) 730-5569.

Fiberglass Legnos Mystic 20 Cat Boat ‘77 20 ft. overall. Fully refitted with new Awlgrip paint, Thoosa electric motor, and electric hoisted tabernacle mast. Located Tampa, Fl.. $19,500. Trailer not included. Call Craig at (813) 340-0227. See #77008-2306321. brokerage/sailboats

23’ O’Day ‘82 Ready to sail with 4 sails & jib. Well maintained, always stored inside & has never seen salt water. Shoal keel, custom aluminum trailer, depth finder, 6hp newer evinrude, bimini, cushions, traveler & many extras. Location is 200 miles from Baltimore, Indiana,PA. Chuck Flinn 724-465-8502 or 24’ Rainbows Pick from a few donated boats for sale at Center Dock Marina, Fells Point, Baltimore. Living Classrooms Foundation is a BaltimoreWashington-based non-profit educational organization that teaches youths with experiential learning“learning by doing.” (Several available). Best offers accepted. www., (410) 685-0295.

26’ Colgate ’10 Ciao ex cond, dry sailed no bottom pt, two tone deck; spin and #1 genoa unused/in bag, 2010 6-hp, cushions/sink/water, shrink wrapped winter @ Jabbins, $36,000. tel 202-5104508, 26’ Pearson ’75 Ready to sail, lots of extras (docklines, safety equipment, grill, etc.). Johnson 15-hp outboard, sails in great condition, passed USCG inspection annually. More info and pictures available. $4000 obo, (757) 663-1793, 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.livingclassrooms. org, (410) 685-0295. 27’ Catalina ’74 New main, 2 jibs, new cushions, 8-hp Johnson OB, Lewmar 2 speed winches, depth sounder. Deck, hull & bottom painted 2010. Must see. 410-477-8607. 27’ Catalina Standard Rig ’88  Excellent condition; 3’6” draft; Universal M18 dsl (690 hrs); RF jib; Lewmar 2-speed self-tailing winches; wheel steering; lines led aft; pressurized hot/cold water; holding tank. New standing & running rigging, Simrad AP, cockpit (Bottomsider) and cabin cushions (Catalina); many other items replaced/upgraded. Off the South River in Maryland. $12,500 (with slip). http:// index.html, 301-523-0146, sailorbob@ 27’ US Yachts ’83 Keel fiberglass cruising sloop, good cond., Volvo dsl, wheel steering, RF, Sea Scouts, $4900, obo, Steve Alexander 301-646-0805, 28’ Classic Sabre ’73 w/ Atomic-4  Good cond. Tiller steering, furling jib. Northern Bay. Best offer. Lee (570) 650-5360. 29’ Bristol 29.9 ‘80 Kestrel Classic Herreshoff design, many upgrades, unique light mahogany interior, exceptionally well maintained, $25,500. For photos and specs call 610-495-5925 or 610-389-0161. Email: kestrel299@

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29’ Paceship/Chance ’74 Half Ton MORC Ocean Racer designed by Britton Chance, built by Paceship 29/25 sleeps four, 30-hp Atomic 4 gas engine, New Sails, black topsides, white deck, green bottom, little use. (410) 810-0735.

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. classifieds/index.php/ detail/20100623171707773, Call 410286-3966. 30’ Pearson ‘77 In Annapolis. Rebuilt A-4. Running rigging replaced. New head. New electronics. Boat has been completely rehabbed over last 2 yrs. Call Steve @ (301) 330-9706.

30' Alberg 30 '69 Transition design (1 of 3 built), teak interior, pressure water, shower, roller furling, autopilot, color plotter, dodger, bimini, many upgrades, excellent cond.. Delaware $19,500 (302) 540-3993

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' Alberg Great boat. $23,000 obo, Nearly New: Yanmar 3YM20 dsl; Andersen 28ST winches; Lewmar 3-pack cam cleats; Harken "6" winches; Harken Traveler; 150 genoa sail; AirHead toilet; More. 703-536-5642. 30’ Alberg ’62 HN8 - Second owner. Complete refit including all electrical wiring, panel, shore power, inverter, and lights. Plumbing systems replace and upgraded with proper venting and pump out system. Gas engine has been professionally maintained with new lines, new gas tank, new propeller with shaft and drip less. Replaced hatches and hardware, sheet organizer,Harken traveler, replaced all wiring in mast and added new navigation lighting systems. New mainsail 2010. New dodger, winter cockpit cover and sail cover in 2010. Lots of spare parts. Asking $10,000 OBO., 1-410-507-1484 30’ Catalina ’78 Classic model. Standard rig, RF, spinnaker, tiller, rebuilt A4 , AP, ICOM VHF, CP, depth, new head & holding tank, airy interior, 09 bottom, well maintained, canvas, newer cushions, microwave-Annapolis $20,000 (240) 731-9067. 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) 220-0294. Asking $5,500

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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,,

30’ Pearson, Solstice ‘76 Ready to sail, great motor, prop speed. Perfect young family boat or racer. Asking $7,900. Call Murray (410) 255-8060 or Ed (410) 647-9184. 33’ Pearson ‘72 Yanmar 3GM20F 27HP dsl, AWLgrip, VHF, GPS, AP, refrigeration, propane stove & oven, 3 water tanks, dodger, bimini, 4 sails, 4 deep cycle batteries, beautiful custom teak & black walnut interior. 703-2509277 or

30’ Pearson ‘74 W/ Atomic 4, $7,500 In Rock Hall, MD, Great cond. Racer/Cruiser, new upholstery, galley, head, sleeps 6, full batten mainsail. Contact: Art Willis (410) 778-1342 _30/Pearson_30.html 30’ Sabre MK III ‘87 Many upgrades since 2003. New main, gennaker w sock, whisker pole, folding prop. Full instruments incl Garmin GPS chartplotter. All teak interior has a/c, newer cushions and fiberglassed head w shower. Anchor wash down. 5’3” keel. Full canvas and winter cover. Call for full list. $49k (703) 626-6462 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.

Catalina 34 MkII Tall Rig Fully equipped cruiser w/ many extras. Upgraded electronics. Non-smoking yacht, beautiful interior, walk-thru transom, cockpit cushions, new dodger, bimini, side curtains, portable ac. Solomons area (703) 569-1413 34’ Gemini Cataraman ’04 also listed in “Boat Sharing ads” where full details are available. This is also a reluctant Plan B sale alternative at $132,500 for this popular dsl cat in excellent cond. w/big upgrades. Fresh bottom paint & sails with a 2011 slip available. No better value out there. Call Jack at 202-531-3841 and jlahr@

C&C 35 MKII ‘74 2 season old UK sails, Furlex roller-furling, Garmin 3010 chart plotter w/XM satellite radio/weather, B&G digital wind/speed, Westerbeke dsl, 3 blade Maxprop, Lectra-San, refrigeration, stove, Blaupunkt stereo, forest green Imron topsides, newly painted decks/cockpit/non-skid. Clean interior w/updated upholstery & fresh varnish. Perfect family weekender & classic PHRF contender. Sleeps 6 comfortably. Not a project. Lying in Oxford, MD. $38,000 / 410-253-5739

35’ Ericson ‘76 Full batten main, RF genoa, cruising spinnaker, jib, dodger, bimini, 2 SP self-tailing winches, autohelm, GPS. VHF FM/AM/CD radios, WS, Dir, depth sounder. She has a classic look & sails fast. See Jack Horner’s review at Boat/ Asking $24,900 obo with option to buy or rent slip J21 at Magothy Marina. (410) 730-7590. E-mail 35’ Young Sun Cutter ’83 Perry designed, double ender, Yanmar dsl, radar, Aries vane, watermaker, dodger. Classic bluewater cruiser. Hampton, VA. Asking $65,000., (407) 488-6958. 36’ Catalina MKII ’01 Standard rig wing keel. Shaft-seal, autopilot, 2 VHF, wind generator, Helmseat, davits & dinghy extra. Gori prop, flat TV, stereo, inverter, AC/heat, radar, chart, speed/ depth/wind. $105,000 (410) 507-2343,, (410) 507-2343. 36’ S&S Custom Built ’88 New Vetus engine ’04. New Ray Marine electronics ’04. Very roomy boat. Harken RF. Fin keel, Spade rudder. Located on West River. $35,000. (717) 3716679.

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2011 Greenline 33 Hybrid

2011 Beneteau Oceanis 43 IN NEW ST OC K



2011 Beneteau Oceanis 50

2011 Beneteau First 30

2011 Beneteau Oceanis 34

1991 Dyer 29 $84,000

1972 Contest 31 $21,200

1988 Dehler 34 $25,000

2005 Beneteau 373 $149,900

1989 Mirage 39 $79,000

1988 Navy 44 $79,000


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Yankee Dolphin 24 ‘68......................$27,900 Bristol Channel Cutter 28 ‘81 ‘87 2 from......$99,900 Aloha 28 ‘83.........................................$24,500 Bristol 29.9 ‘79 ....................................$25,900 Dyer 29 ‘91 ..........................................$84,000 Baba 30 ‘83...........................................$49,900 C&C 30 ‘88 ..........................................$49,500 Custom Gaff Rig Schooner ‘59..............$37,500 Sea Sailer 30 ‘65 ..................................$39,500 Nonsuch 30 ‘83...................................$49,900 O’Day 30 ‘81........................................$12,500 William Garden 30 ‘62.....................$49,500 Beneteau 31 ‘08 ‘09....2 from ......... $109,500 Catalina 310 ‘00 ..................................$65,000 Contest 31 ‘72.....................................$21,200 Niagara 31 ‘83 .....................................$34,500 Beneteau 321 ‘97 ................................$65,000 Beneteau 323 ‘05 ................................$74,900 B-Boats 32 ‘95 .....................................$39,900 Halvorsen Island Gypsy 32 ‘03 ..... $189,900 Hunter Vision 32 ‘91..........................$34,900 Westsail 32 ‘78....................................$69,000 Beneteau 331 ‘05 ................................$99,000

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Cherubini Raider 33 ‘81....................$42,000 Beneteau 34 ‘09 ............................... $149,000 Beneteau 343 ‘07 ............................. $119,900 Cruisers 3375 Espirit/SB ‘98 ............$55,000 Westerly Seahawk ‘85 .......................$65,000 Freedom 35 ‘94...................................$89,900 Schock Sloop 35 ‘01...........................$74,900 Wauquiez Pretorian 35 ‘85 ..............$74,900 Albin Trawler 36 ‘81..........................$59,850 Beneteau 36.7 ‘04 ........2 from ...... $114,900 Briggs Cutter 36 ‘86...........................$16,000 Catalina 36 Mk II ‘02 ....................... $112,500 Dehler 36 ‘02.................................... $149,000 Hunter 36 ‘05 ................................... $119,800 Monk 36 ‘05 ...................................... $239,000 Beneteau 373 ‘05 ............................. $149,900 Beneteau Evasion 37 ‘82 ...................$62,000 Lord Nelson Victory Tug ‘86........ $175,000 Nordic Tug 37 ‘99 ........................... $279,000 Tartan 3700 ‘04................................ $235,000 Beneteau 381 ‘98 ................................$99,000 Hunter 380 ‘01................................. $118,000 Irwin 38 MkII ‘86.................................$69,500



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Pearson True North 38 ‘02........... $219,000 Sabre 386 ‘04 ‘05 ........... 2 from.... $269,000 Wauquiez Hood 38 ‘86.................. $117,900 Wauquiez Hood 38 MKII ‘84...........$89,900 Beneteau 390 ‘91 ................................$74,900 Beneteau 393 ‘03 ............................. $139,000 Mirage 39 ‘ 89......................................$79,000 Pearson 39 ‘89.....................................$93,500 Beneteau 40 ‘08 ............................... $215,000 Beneteau First 40 ‘11...................... $249,000 Beneteau Oceanis 400 ‘93............. $119,500 Beneteau 40.7 ‘01 ............................ $169,900 Catalina 400 ‘95 ............................... $124,900 Delphia 40 ‘06................................... $210,000 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 40.3 ‘05 .... $179,000 Palmer Johnson NY 40 ‘78 ...............$59,900 Hinckley Bermuda 40 ‘63..................$85,000 Sabre 402 ‘97 ‘[00......... 2 from ..... $229,000 Lord Nelson 41’ 1987 .................. $174,000 Sigma 41 ‘83 .........................................$79,900 Beneteau 423 ‘03 ............................. $189,900 Beneteau 42s7 ‘96 ........................... $125,000 Jeanneau Lagoon 42 ‘94.................. $172,000

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Sabre 425 ‘94.................................... $205,000 Vagabond Ketch 42 ‘84 .....................$75,000 Pan Oceanic 43 ‘81..........2 from......$85,000 Beneteau 43 ‘08 ‘10.........2 from... $236,000 Beneteau 44.7 ‘05 ............................ $239,900 Island Packett 44 ‘92 ....................... $219,000 Navy 44 ‘88 ..........................................$79,000 Morgan 44 CC ‘90..............................$99,999 Beneteau First 456 ‘85.......................$99,000 Howdy Bailey 45 ‘73 ....................... $164,900 Beneteau 461 ‘99 ............................. $175,000 Beneteau 46 ‘97 ............................... $129,900 Hunter 46 ‘02 ................................... $179,500 Leopard Catamaran 46 ‘09............ $699,000 Beneteau 473 ‘01 ‘03 ... 2 from ..... $229,900 Beneteau 47.7 ‘04 .......... 2 from.... $249,900 Wauquiez 47 PS ‘08 ........................ $599,000 Beneteau 49 ‘07 ............. 2 from.... $390,000 Beneteau Mooring 505 ‘02 ............ $195,000 Beneteau 50 ‘07 ............................... $585,000 Beneteau 57 CC ‘04........................ $640,000 Nexus 600 Catamaran ‘10.......... $1,360,000 Franz Maas 76 ‘74 ............................ $499,000


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35’ C&C K/Cs ’86/’87 Two C&C 35s both with centerboard, and boat in exceptional cond. Priced from $56,900. See pics & specs at or call 410-626-2851.

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. Beneteau 393 ’03, $148K Classic main, 56-hp Yanmar, radar, chartplotter Helm/NavStation, inverter, Link2000, biminidodger, washdown, asymmetrical spinnaker whisker pole, Raymarine ST60 wind/Tridata/AutoPilot 6001 w/ Remote, Belmar alternator & winter cover. (410) 598-3156.

38’ C&C Landfall ’82 This classic performance cruiser is well worth a look. A newer main (2005) and other upgrades have kept her young. Asking $49,900. See pics and specs at www. or call 410-6262851. 40’ Pearson K/C Sloop ’80 This yacht had had numerous upgrades over the last several years with the owner spending over $25K, mostly on additions. See full specs at www. or call 410-6262851.

• Deltaville, VA 23043 804-776-7575 • • Annapolis, MD 21403 410-267-8181 • 41’ Hunter ’01 Fully equipped and well maintained. Fifty % co-ownership $74,500. Located in Oxford. Call Hank (484) 680-2312 or 42’ John Alden Design ’94 Sails & interior in good shape. Hull needs work. Project boat. Reasonable offers of $10,000 obo. (804) 529-6851.

44’ Morgan CC ‘90 Unbelievable amount of recent upgrades make this vessel a self sufficient liveaboard cruiser. Wind/Solar power. Off shore safety gear. Extremely well cared for. Visit for complete listing. $129,900. (828) 719-9886.


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dvYachts410.626.2851 more than you expect 30’ Hunter ‘03 This Hunter 306 is lift kept . Her in-mast furling main and roller furing genoa make her easy to single hand. A nice ,clean ,late model yacht asking $54,900. See full specs at www. or call 410-6262851.

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BENETEAUS IN VIRGINIA Beneteau 31, 310, 321, 323, Evasion 37, 381, 423, 43. From $46,000. Call Jonathan 804-436-4484 or email 31’ Contest ‘72 One owner of this popular Dutch built classic. New engine, bimini, dodger, mainsail. A lot of boat for $21,200. Call Jonathan 804-436-4484 or e-mail jonathan@

40’ Beneteau Oceanis 400 ’93 Well equipped - Owner moving up to larger Beneteau for the coming season. All offers will be given consideration. Asking $119,500 - Call Paul Rosen 410267-8181 or paul@ 40’ Jeanneau 40.3 ’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 tim@ 42’ Lagoon TPI ’94 Spacious catamaran with 4 cabins, large main saloon & amazing cockpit. Lightly sailed on the Chesapeake Bay since 2001. $172,000. Call Denise (410)267-8181 or 43’ Beneteau 43 ’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 44’ Navy 44 ‘87 Just Listed. This boat is both seaworthy and durable by design. It will make a great blue water cruiser and racer. Asking $79,000. Contact Bob Oberg (410) 267-8181 or Bob@ 50’ Beneteau / Moorings 505 ’02  One owner. 400 hrs on rebuilt Perkins Sabre 85-hp. Professionally maintained, New Canvas, great sails & electronics. Asking $195,000 Call Paul Rosen 410-267-8181 paul@

34’ Westerly Seahawk ‘85 Popular British Center Cockpit with twin keels. Brand new engine and mainsail recently painted decks. Ready to go cruising. $65,000. Call Jonathan 804-436-4484 or email jonathan@ 39’ Beneteau 390 Classic Reduced to $74,900. Outstanding value!! Never been in salt water. Very Clean. Loaded with great gear for cruising. Please contact Dan at Annapolis Yacht Sales 410-267-8181 or 39’ Pearson C/B ‘89 Classic sailing centerboard model equipped with reverse cycle heat and air, refrigeration, dinghy davits, radar, dodger and more. Call Denise (410)267-8181 or denise@ 40’ Beneteau 40 ’08 Nicely equipped w/generator, heat/air, radar, AP, more! Sailed & maintained by knowledgeable owner on the Bay. Amazing condition! $215,000 Call Tim Wilbricht 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. $45,000 757-4801073 40’ Beneteau ’01 Center cockpit 5.5’ draft, generator, air, aft cabin w/ centerline double berth, forward cabin with pullman double to starboard. Nice on deck stowage, swim platform $135,000 757-480-1073

32' C&C '99 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. 410-269-0939 33’ Hunter ’05 Well maintained, Great Lakes boat. 350 hrs on Yanmar, swim platform, in-mast furling. Corian galley, refrigeration. Easy to sail - acts like her much larger sisters! $84,500 (410) 269-0939

33’ Nauticat Pilothouse 331 ‘00 Spectacular Finnish quality motorsailer. Two’s the word: 2 helm stations, 2 cabins, 2 heads with separate shower stalls. $218,000 (410) 269-0939.

36’ Hunter ‘07 – This boat is loaded! Color chartplotter, radar, autopilot, folding wheel, Gori prop, AC, refrigeration, windlass, bimini, dodger, much more. $135,000. Crusader YS 410269-0939 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. $138,500 (410) 269-0939

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

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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

“Chigaco Breeze” 5 Cabins/5 Heads Asking $185,000

“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 $390,000

“Fujo” 3 Cabins/3 Heads Asking $130,000

“Pipina” 4 Cabins/4 Heads Asking $280,000

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

222 Severn Avenue, Building 7, Suite3C Annapolis, MD 21403 | Tel: 1-800-672-1327 |

41’ Bristol 41.1 Keel-Centerboard Center Cockpit One just went under contract – one to go! 2004 (one of the latest ones built) beautiful navy hull, interior satin varnish. $169,900. (410) 269-0939

Featured Boats 41` Bristol 41.1`83 .....................$169,900 40’ C&C 121 `04.........................$249,000 38’ Halberg Rassy `88 ..............$160,000 37’ Jeanneau Sun Odyssey ‘97 ......$84,900 37’ Pacific Seacraft `87.............$100,000 37’ Tayana new listing `80 ...........Inquire 36’ Hunter `07 ............................$135,000 36’ Prout `05 ..............................$179,900 36’ Sabre `85 ...............................$65,000 35’ Beneteau Oceanis `97 ..........$82,500 35’ Freedom Yachts `94 ..............$85,000 35’ Island Packet Packet Cat `93 ... $110,000 35’ Westerly Oceanquest `97 .....$90,000 34’ Kaiser Gale Force `80 ...........$79,500 35’ Contest `90 ............................$79,900 35’ Tartan `93 .............................$119,000 33’ Tartan `80 ...............................$43,500 33’ Hans Christian `86 .............. $111,500 33’ Hunter `05 ..............................$84,500 33’ Nauticat`00 ..........................$218,000 32’ C&C 99 2 available `04 ...$109,000 31’ Pacific Seacraft `89...............$89,000


New Tartan 4000 Sail Magazine writes: “The Tartan 4000 is a performance cruiser in the truest and best sense of the word—a boat that does well on all points of sail and takes good care of its crew, whether underway or at anchor.”

Spring Sails Event

43’ Saga ‘00 - Bob Perry design “the original fast passage maker” double headstay rig. Similar to Apogee, Deerfoot, Outbound. New Yanmar. $245,000. (410) 269-0939.

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53’ Mason Center Cockpit Ketch Ta Shing ’84 NON SKID decks. (NO TEAK!) White Awlgrip hull.Yanmar 140-hp (2002.Kohler 8KW generator (2000).Electric winches.$310,000 (410) 269-0939.

Hunter 456 2004 $ 235,000

Hunter 41 Dck Sln ‘06 $ 182,900

Gen, Air/Heat, Dinghy w/ Davits, Plotter, In-Mast

Gen, Bow Thruster, Dinghy w/ Davits, E120 and E80

Dehler 39 2001 $ 175,000

Sunrise 36 1987 $ 79,900

2 Cabin, Performance Rig, Cruising Equipped

Robert Perry Designed Offshore Cruiser

Beneteau 473 ’03 ..........$249,900 Hunter 45CC ’06 ...........$255,000 Irwin 43 MKII CC ’86.. $111,900 Hunter Legend 43’91 ....$109,900 Hunter 356 ’03...............$109,900

Beneteau First 35 ’84 ......$29,900 Hunter 35.5 ’95................$62,500 Catalina 30 ’79 ................$19,900 Pearson 303 ’86 ...............$32,500 Sabre 30 ’86 ....................$34, 500

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31’ Prout Quest Catamaran ’77 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:, 35’ Hunter 356 ’03 In Mast Furling, Air/Heat, C80 plotter/radar, AP, full canvas, refrigeration, freezer, exceptionally clean! $109,900 Call Tony Tumas cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details. Email: tony@greatblueyachts. com, 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:,

Hinckley Yachts 301 Fourth St. 2nd Floor Annapolis, MD 21403 (410) 263-0095 Lorelei is a Hinckley Pilot 35 Sloop that sleeps 4 comfortably in her 2 cabin interior finished in Honduras/Philippine mahogany wood. She is unique in that she has wheel steering, carbon fiber mast & boom & she sails much flatter than any other Pilot 35. She also boasts a virtually new engine. Contact Jennifer Richards 410-263-0095

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) 2761774 for complete details. Email: tony@, www.

ARETE is a classic yawl-rigged early Mark III B-40 that sleeps 6 and has extra amenities for pleasurable cruising including reverse-cycle heat/AC and a tiled fireplace. Contact Jennifer Richards 410-263-0095

You’re invited to an Open House & Boat Show at Deltaville Dealer Days May 7 & 8, 2011!


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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,

22’ Cal 22 ’87 Tiller, OB, recent sails $6,950 Lippincott Marine (410) 8279300 26’ Catalina ’92 Sloop, 9.9 -hp OB, Roll furl $9,950 Lippincott Marine (410) 827-9300

32’ C & C 03 If you are looking for a great opportunity to find a very well cared for C & C 99 then this is your boat. Summer White 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. Summer White has a ton of gear and is the best value on the market today. Please call David at 410-991-1511 for appointment or Email at

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28’ Cal ’86 Westerbeke dsl, shoal draft, RF $19,500 Lippincott Marine (410) 827-9300 36’ Cape Dory 36 ’84 Cutter, bluewater equipped $79,500 Lippincott Marine (410) 827-9300 37’ Hunter 376 ’96 Yanmar dsl, RF, AP AC/Gen, new listing $79,500 www., (410) 827-9300. 37’ Hunter 376 ’98 Yanmar, AC/ Gen, RF, AP. New listing $86,500 Lippincott Marine (410) 827-9300. 40’ Hunter ’95 Yanmar 50-hp, elect., self-tailing main, full batten main w/ Dutchman, Air, AP, inverter $99,500 Lippincott Marine (410) 827-9300.

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J/32 ‘01 Shoal draft 4’10” and fantastic condition. New dodger, bimini and wheel cover, new chart plotter, 3 blade max prop, and very light use. The shoal draft is perfect for the Chesapeake. Original owners are retiring from sailing. She is well priced and needs nothing. $111,900, call Paul Mikulski 410.961.5254

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

SELECTED BROKERAGE 25 ODAY ‘77 ................$ 5,000 30 Hunter ’81 ...............$ 15,000 30 Hunter ‘86 ...............$ 30,000 30T Hunter ‘92 .............$ 38,500 302 O’Day ‘89 ................$ 19,000 31 Allmand ‘80 .............$ 22,000 31 Hunter ’09 ...............$110,000 31 Pearson ‘87..............$ 39,500 31 Hunter ’86 ...............$ 22,000 32 Gemini ‘91 ..............$ 48,000 33 Pearson ‘89 ............$ 55,000 33-2 Pearson '87 ............$ 46,000 340 Hunter ‘98 ..............$ 59,500 340 Hunter ‘99 ..............$ 59,000 340 Hunter ’00 ...............$ 69,900 34 Hallberg Rassy '76....$ 49,900 35.5 Hunter ’87 ..............$ 34,500 36 Hunter ’08 ..............$160,000 36 Hunter ’08 ..............$175,000 376 Hunter ’96 ...............$ 84,000

376 Hunter '97 ...............$ 72,000 376 Hunter ‘97 ...............$ 84,000 38 Hunter ‘06 ...............$150,000 38 Hunter '06 ...............$150,000 38 Island Packet '93 ...$139,950 380 Hunter ’00 ...............$110,000 380 Hunter ‘02 ...............$119,000 380 Hunter ’02 Sloop .....$120,000 38 Shannon ‘78.............$ 98,900 410 Hunter ‘00 ...............$144,000 41AC Hunter ’07 .............$210,000 42 Hunter ‘91 ...............$109,000 420 Hunter '04 ...............$175,000 42DS Jeanneau ‘06 .........$190,000 426 Hunter ‘03 ...............$210,000 456 Hunter ’03 ...............$235,000 460 Hunter 00 ................$170,000 460 Hunter '01 ...............$207,000 49 Jeanneau SO '05 .....$238,000 530CC Pearson ’81 ........$249,000

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1998 J 42 Dolphin Just reduced to $199,000

Your Chance to own a winner Customized boat ready to go

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

Several to choose from Call the J Boat Experts

Watch the races in style Boat here in Annapolis

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

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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

Donate your boat in 2011

410.685.0295 ext. 223

Hinckley Yachts welcomes Jennifer Richards as the Annapolis office Brokerage Director. Join us for our Spring Open House on May 21st from 10-2. Jennifer will have a large selection of pre-owned Hinckleys in the water on display at our Oxford Service Yard. Call or email for details

Jennifer Richards, CPYB

Hinckley Yachts 410-263-0095

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804-776-9211 Marina RD • Deltaville, VA

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

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 iis o ntforcinganda h Peverything sale. HAYMAKER thas r o N s y in comfort. more to b cruise t Sale If you are in the marketYa forch 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.


213 Eastern Ave., Annapolis MD 21403 410-280-2038

Transient Slips Available

J/122 ‘07 CATAPULT is now the best equipped boat on the market & ready for you to make an offer and start winning. She offers a huge North Sails inventory & a NEW B&G 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!

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

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, www. 36’ Hunter ’08 Captain’s Lady is a one-owner 36 that has been meticulously maintained. Equipped with In-Mast Furling, Raymarine C80 GPS/ Plotter, Auto-Pilot, AC/Heat, freezer & much more. $175,000 Norton Yacht Sales (804) 776-9211, www. 42DS Jeanneau ‘06 Ms Judy is a beautiful one-owner yacht with two private, large staterooms, 2 heads, AC/ Heat, TV/DVD, Raymarine C80 GPS/ Radar,& much more. $190,000 Norton Yacht Sales (804) 776-9211, www.

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) 7769211,

30’ J-30 Sloop ‘79 Great club racer! Equipped and ready, multiple sails, Yanmar dsl engine, KVH instruments and more. Reduced for quick sale. Asking $12,900 OBYS (410) 226-0100

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: $16,900 US, Regent Point Marina (804) 758-4457

Your Choice for Blue Water Boats!

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 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 @804-758-4457

We are selling great boats!

30’ Sabre Sloop ‘93 Wonderful size cruiser, lightly used, bimini, CP cushions, updated interior cushions, sleeps 6, and much more. Just reduced $10,000 to $43,000.00. OBYS (410) 226-0100

Kate and Bernie of RogueWave specialize in high quality, offshore capable sailing vessels! We sell only blue water ocean going boats. Find out about our new Buyers Agent Service! By Appointment Only! We are dealers for …

34’ Irwin Sloop ‘79 This is a lovely, and well maintained vessel. 4’ draft w/ board up, Yanmar dsl eng., AP, GPS, Roller furling, bimini, dodger, nav station and much more! Great family starter cruiser. Asking $21,500 OBYS (410) 226-0100 37’ Tartan Black Watch ‘69  Lovely, traditional vessel. Hull topsides were painted by Hinckley, FBG cabin sides (Not wood), 3’10” draft w/ board up, Wheel, Yanmar dsl etc. Asking $27,500 OBYS (410) 226-0100

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

Custom Norseman 42 ‘05 With the best of equipment. 3-stateroom, genset, new sails, code zero, solar, wind! cost 800K, yours for $359K.

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Valiant 42 ‘96 We can’t believe she is still waiting for you. Special layout for cruising couple! Very lightly used vessel. All amenities, AC/Heat, genset, Espar heat, Reduced ! A V42 for $239K!

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

Hans Christian 38 ’89 Loaded with great electronics, water maker, bow thruster, great refrigeration, powerful autopilot and wonderful comfort with a sumptuous teak interior. $169K

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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 @ 804-758-4457 www.regent-point. com 31’ Cape Dory Cutter ’84 Rebuilt engine like new, new main and Staysail w/Pro Furl(09), dodger, bimini(09), large enclosed head w/shower. Classic full keel yacht: Asking:$41,950 Call Regent Point Marina @ 804-758-4457 www.

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Crealock 37 Cutter ’77 Indeed! If you have a little money and a big dream please call RogueWave. We do not discriminate. We love sailing and boats. There really are some amazing good ol’ boats for the rest of us! Under 75K! (410) 571-2955

28 Sam Morse BCC ’00 .............$149K 33 Hans Christian ‘85...............$139K 34 Cabo Rico ’90 ........................$89K 35 Tartan ’01 ........................... $157K 37 Pacific Seacraft ‘92............. $159K 38 Cabo Rico ‘90 ......................$109K 38 Shannon ’78 ....................... $129K 40 Passport 40 ’84 .................. $149K

40 Valiant ’80 ..........................$169K 42 Valiant ’94 ..........................$239K 43 Saga ‘96 ...........................$234.9K 43 Saga ’98 ..............................$229K 44 Outbound ’07 .....................$439K 47 Stevens ’84 .........................$159K 50 Passport ’92 ........................$389K 53 Bruce Roberts PH Ketch

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38 Shannon Ketch ’78 You will not believe this boat! She is a treat in perfect condition. You can sail the Bay or around the world in this beautiful traditional extraordinary Shannon. Reputation deserved. See to believe. By appt. (410) 571-2955

40’ 1995 Hunter Yanmar 50hp, A/C, AP, Inverter $99,500

22’ 1987 26' 1992 28’ 1986 36’ 1984 30’ 1984 30’ 1977 31’ 1983

Cal 22 Tiller, OB, Recent Sails $ 4,900 Catalina, Sloop, 9.9 Hp OB ('05), Roll furl $ 9,950 Cal Westerbeke DSL, Shoal Draft, RF $ 19,500 Cape Dory 36 Cutter, Blue Water Equipped $ 79,500 Seldelmann 30T Yanmar 13hp DSL, RF, shoal $ 14,500 Ranger Univ. Del 25 HP, RF, Dodger, Bimimi $ 25,000 Dufour 3800 Volvo dsl, wheel. Call/OFFERS

37‘ 1998 Hunter 376 Yanmar AC/Gen, NEW LISTING

$ 84,500

200 Slip Full Service Marina at Kent Narrows Routes 50/301 Exit 42 (410) 827-9300 fax (410) 827-9303

40 Passport ’84 Another good Perry boat. Absent seller needs her sold. She’s a great boat, well cared for with new chart plotter, new sails, new Autopilot. Capable two-cabin cruiser for the Bay and beyond. Great price. $159K 410-571-2955

1967 Pearson Hawk16 Daysailer centerboarder. No sails or rudder. Hull & rig sound, trailer OK. $750

42 Valiant ’96 Our special Valiant 42. Winner of Carib1500! One owner. Loved. Rigged and ready to go. We are proud to represent Pegasus! New engine, new sails, arch, electronics, upgraded, good! 269K 410-571-2955

1976 Catalina 22 Swing-keel sloop. 2 sails. Avg. condition. $800

1975 Ericson 25 keel model sloop. Main, Genny & spin. dry boat. Above average. $1,800. 1976 Pearson 26 Fin keel sloop. Two available at $1,500 each 1972 Morgan 27 Racer-Cruiser. Full batten main, Genny, Jib, Storm Jib. 8HP Yamaha 4-cycle electric start outboard. $3,200. 1977 Hunter 30. Keel model. Yanmar Diesel. Wheel steering. Main, and Genoa. Sound and good condition. $7,000

29’ Bayfield ’82 $22,000 Air conditioned and a “Go anywhere” cruiser. Sailing Associates (410) 2758171. 35’ Island Packet ’89 $110,000 Cutter rigged, Ready to go! Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171.

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

1975 Bristol 24. Main, 2 jibs. Sturdy small cruiser. Depth finder, compass. 8 HP Yamaha. $1,500.

1964 Whitby 25. Alberg adaption of Folkboat. New standing & running rigging, rudder, toe rail, life lines. Fresh bottom paint. $4,000.

27’ Hunter ’77 $10,500 Completely refurbished hull is painted elegant burgundy. Looks new. Must see. Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171.

35’ Island Packet ’89 $109,000 Call for details. Sailing Associates (410) 2758171.

1975 Elor 6.5 Meter (21 feet). Paul Elvstrom design. Built in France. Very seaworthy. 11 sails, including 3 spinakers. $800

1970 Cal 25. Recent Main, Genoa, Jib. 9.9 hp OMC Yachtwin OB, electric start. Rough. $500.

28’ Sabre ’76 $14,900 New engine (50 hrs), new batteries. Ready to go cruising boat. Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171.

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50 Passport ’92 Robert H. Perry has designed more cruising boats than any other designer and this is Perry at his best. Sleek aft cockpit. Impeccable condition, Rigged for easy sailing Leisure furl, new electronics, bow thruster, $379K 410-571-2955

Saga 43 ’95 Modern Bob Perry performance cruisers, solent rigged sail animal. Bold Spirit is READY. One owner boat. Well loved. Realistic seller. Awesome boat. Custom extra berth on this sailor’s sailboat! $235K 410-571-2955

37’ Alberg ’68 In excellent shape $39,900 Ready to go. Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171. 38’ Morgan 382 ’81 $44,900 Completely equipped for offshore cruising. Sailing Associates (410) 2758171. 50’ Gulfstar ’77 $99,000 Great Cruising boat at a reasonable price. Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171.

1975 Tartan 30. Atomic 4. Full sail inventory. Wheel steering and autopilot, Dodger, inflatable dinghy, ground tackle. Sound boat. $4500 More boats available. Call Don Backe at (410) 626-0273 for full list.

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See all our listings at 36’ Hunter 356 ’02 Great Bay boat, roomy, equipped and she sails! asking $95,000 (410) 639-9380, www. 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 Buyers change of plans put Jon Goose back on the market! Call for details! Asking $89,000 (410) 639-9380, www. 44’ Hunter Deck Salon ’06 Loaded, Air, bow thruster, full enclosure. Super Clean! Mariners Package....Asking $239,500 (410) 639-9380, www.

310 Hunter ‘99 Clean and nicely equipped w/autopilot, bimini, 110% genoa, lazy jacks. Many updates including A/C and 440 GPS in ‘08, dripless stuffing box ‘10. 425 eng. hrs. $54,900. Call 800-960-TIDE or 800-699SAIL. Go to 34’ Catalina ‘88 Exceptionally maintained w/numerous updates! GPS, knot, depth wind, VHF, rope clutches all new 2010. New head ‘08, custom dodger & bimini ‘10, matching head & mainsail covers. $48,000. Call 800-699-SAIL or 800-960-TIDE. Go to www. 36’ Catalina mKII ’96 A/C, Raymarine chartplotter/GPS w/C-Map, ST4000+ autopilot, ACR beacon, dodger, bimini. New barrier coat Spring 2010. $79,500. Call 800-699-SAIL or 800-960-TIDE. Go to www.

New Annapolis Listings Needed ASAP We are selling listings as fast as we get them! 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:

33’ DeVries Lentsch Custom Rhodes Centerboard Yawl ’60 This fiberglass Rhodes 33 hull by DeVries Lentsch was finished into an exquisite traditional daysailor in 1999/2000 by a professional boatbuilder. She has a shoal draft centerboard (3’6’) and a yawl rig that balances her in light air & permits sailing with a jib and jigger when it blows. She has the aesthetics of a classic wooden yacht with all of the advantages of a fiberglass hull. And there are no complicated systems to keep up with. Her sweet lines, varnished mahogany trim, traditional bronze hardware, and glued-on teak deck (2000) will turn heads in most any port. She comes with a matching custom-built tender, perfect for exploring the creeks & coves. Offered @ $44,500. Photos & details @ www. or call John Kaiser @ 410-923-1400 office or 443-223-7864 cell.

40’ Hunter ‘85 Split system heat/air, 6.5 kW genset, bimini w/connector to New listings are being added all hard top dodger & full cover. Garmin GLS162 chartplotter, ST60 wind, depth, time, visit anchor windlass. $72,900. Call 800-960TIDE or 800-699-SAIL. Go to www.Bay Beaches: Treasures and Trash Talk


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Too Late to Classify 24’ North Star ‘76 8-hp Nissan, cruising & racing sails $2,500 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 $89,900.00. Photos and details @ or call John Kaiser @ 410-923-1400 office or 443-223-7864 cell. 42’ Hunter 420 In-mast Seldon Furler, AC and generator! Pristine Cond.! ’00, Bay Dream is well suited for living aboard or coastal cruising & has enjoyed gentle use, excellent care, & shows very well. With everything from Ultra-Leather upholstery, to full cockpit enclosure, to AC & generator, she’s very well equipped and turn-key for a new owner. Offered @ $159,900 Photos and details @ or call John Kaiser @ 410-923-1400 office or 443-223-7864 cell.

Hunter 41 Deck Salon 2006 Loaded! Beautiful Blue hull, air, gen, bow thruster, full canvas, in-mast furling, Raymarine E120 and E80 $182,900. Call Tony day or evening: 443-5535046, or see photos and full equipment list at 23’ Stone Horse ’85, Sam Crocker classic: beautiful condition, 10hp diesel, new covers/cushions, wood stove, lying Galesville, MD. Asking $23,000. Call (571) 332- 4473 12’ Beetle Cat ’87 w/trailer, factory restoration 2010, cedar cockpit, electric outboard, boat/sail cover. Classic Cape Cod daysailor/trainer. Asking $8,900. Call (571) 332-4473 terry.otis@verizon. net

29' Century 2900 CC ‘06, NEW Garmin GPS 3210 w/large display. Transport included to East coast including FL. Low hrs on the Twin 25-hp Yamaha 4-strokes. New electronics. ASK $65,000. Contact BOEMARINE, 866-735-5926,,

40’ Slip Annapolis, Back Creek, Electricity included, 8’ depth, 13’ beam. No livaboards, no pets. $4,000 a yr. (410) 271-0112.

Pearson 303 1986 excellent condition - new canvas, newer sails, many recent upgrades, a must see boat! $32,900. Call Tony day or evening: 443-553-5046, Tony@greatblueyachts. com or see photos and full equipment list at

Comet Hull # 2362. Built - Oxford Boatyard, Md. Restored - frames, decks, spars, rigging, sails, rudder, tiller, rub rails. Original - bronze centerboard, backstay lever, & stem fitting. $4850. (410) 820-9203

30’ S-2 ‘77 Aft cockpit. Recent Main & Genoa. 12 HP Yanmar (165 hours on rebuilt engine). Recent rigging and lifelines. Solid boat. Same owner for 30 years. Currently in Ocean City, NJ. Asking $14,500 (717) 333-1599

Coronado 25 $3,000 or best offer. Fixed keel, good sails, new tiller, compass, windex, plus xtras. Good looking boat ready to sail. Located Dark Head Creek. Slip available. (717) 5575897, J-22 #1046 ‘92 Excellent cond., drysailed only, 2007 Quantum main, 2010 Quantum jib,Tacktick Racemaster; two spinpoles, Triad trailer; all class equip, Baltimore, will email pics; $11,000 OBO (410) 494-4640.

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