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54 A Delightful Village: The U.S. Sailboat Show by Jerome Zukosky Photo by Al Schreitmueller

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46 Molly’s Mast by Andy Schell 48 The Savvy Skipper by Bob Cerullo 50 Sailing Is Hard (That’s Why It’s

Good) by Nicholas Hayes 52 Eight Days, Three Craft, and a Boatload of Fun by Beth Crabtree 60 Eye on the Bay: St. Michaels Day ON THE COVER:

82 Governor’s Cup Recap 8 September 2010 SpinSheet

During a “painfully hot” Wednesday night race off Annapolis, SpinSheet photographer Sara Proctor captured this shot of Chris Taneyhill, the bowman on Charles Engh’s GP 42 Stray Dog. The week before, the team won its class at the Governor’s Cup Regatta. To read more about the event, turn to page 82.


IN THIS ISSUE CRUISING SCENE 66 Charter Notes: Gearing Up for Your Next Charter by Eva Hill

68 Cruising and Sailing Club Notes

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Follow the Sun

erhaps it’s a counter-reaction to our inundation with texts, tweets, Facebook posts, digital newsfeeds, and cell phones rattling our pockets and souls all day. Suddenly, one distinctly low-tech boat keeps crossing my path and desktop: the Sunfish. Really. That retro, rainbowclad, cat-rigged dinghy so many of us started sailing on as kids. There seems to be a new wave of warmth for such simplicity. If you don’t believe me, Google the Hampton Roads Sunfish Challenge and Dinghy Distance Race (September 25). Started by two sailing buddies who were smack-talking about kicking each other’s butts in a 10-mile race on their 1970s-era Sunfish, what started as a lighthearted and surprisingly “big” 30-boat event in 2009 has blossomed to an 90-plus-boat regatta. Sixtey more entries in one year is not a minor increase for a “fun” race. That is a phenomenon. Part-time SpinSheet editor Beth Crabtree gives an eloquent description of reconnecting to Sunfish sailing after a 20-year hiatus in her article “Eight Days, Three Craft, and a Boatload of Fun” on page 52. The same week Beth penned her article, Bill Smith of Annapolis sent this note with “before” and “after” photos of a repaired Sunfish hull to the Hampton Challenge organizers: “I saw the article ‘Time to Get a Dinghy Out of Storage’ in the August SpinSheet and thought it would be personally cool for me to do this race. My parents are both from Chesapeake/Portsmouth, VA. My dad had a wooden Sunfish as a kid, sailed it on the Elizabeth River, went to Old Dominion

University, and supposedly had his first date with my mom on the boat.” “This Sunfish got smashed up against the owner’s waterfront home during the Isabel storm surge and hung under my shed for seven years until I finally got around to patching it up this spring. It’s not pretty, but it’s solid again, faired out okay, and my five- and eight-year-old girls love to sail it around our creek with their friends. The only problem with the Sunfish is that my eight-year-old usually prefers to sail with me instead of her ‘Gucci’ Optimist I bought her this spring.” With family lodging in Virginia Beach, VA, and the event week coinciding with his grandmother’s 90th birthday, Smith thinks the planets have aligned so that he must make the trek for the Challenge. All this Sunfish chatter reminded me of a gem of a story I had received early in 2009, which had been patiently sleeping in an e-mail folder… As a kid in 1966, Bruce Neumann, brokenhearted by not being able to swim with his broken arm, was lucky enough to take a sail with a girl on a 13-foot Snark. He fell in love with sailing. Twenty-four years later, he got lucky. He writes: “Radio station WGRX in Baltimore announced they were having a free breakfast cruise around the Inner Harbor and giving away Sunfish. I mentioned this to my wife, who felt that these things were rigged. I overslept that morning and rushed down to catch the cruise. While on the two-hour cruise, they drew a name (not mine) and said they had two more Sunfish to give away. I filled out six more entries.” At lunchtime, Neumann called again and was brushed off until later, so he called again. In the end, he won his Sunfish. “I

spent a lot of time reacquainting myself with the beauty of sail. For the rest of that summer, I found all the sailable water around home and tried them out,” he says. “In October of 1991, I took the boat, now named Free Breakfast, to the Patapsco River and sailed from Fort Armistead Park and under the Key Bridge to Fort McHenry in waters that varied from smooth to four-foot waves. In May of 1992, my son Matthew and a friend went to the mountain lake at Greenbrier State Park with quirky winds. As the overly cautious father, I gave them detailed instructions. It was I who capsized the boat that day.” What Neumann loves about his Sunfish is how he can cartop all 135-pounds of her himself. He says, “I have sailed on numerous bodies of water, including crossing the Chesapeake at Sandy Point State Park and getting stuck in a thunderstorm and becalmed on the Patuxent River. Most summers have been spent sailing at Lake Marburg near Hanover, PA. My kids have enjoyed sailing. One spring, I realized my youngest was grown up when he asked if he could take the boat for a Saturday date… After 17 years of putting the Sunfish on top of the car or back of my Ranger pickup, I broke down and got a trailer.” The last line of this note cracked me up. I was sure he was going to write, “I broke down and bought a new boat.” Nope, he bought a trailer for his free 17-year-old Sunfish. That, my friends, is love. Hence, the Hampton Sunfish Challenge phenomenon. We’re all overworked, over-digitized, and tired of pining for that shiny, bazilliondollar racer the Joneses have upgraded to. It’s time to dust off the moldy sails, throw an old dinghy on top of the car, drive down to the public boat ramp, and launch her. Forget the world for awhile. Reconnect to what’s real, what you’ve loved since the day sailing cast its spell on you. Don’t just wax sentimental, make it happen. Imagine just you on one little boat leaning out against the wind. Feel the waves. Follow the puffs. There’s nowhere to go but forward. Find the event website by Googling “Hampton Sunfish Challenge.”

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The Severn One Design of Yore

ack in the 1940s or early 1950s, my brother Chuck owned a Severn One Design sloop. She was about 17 feet overall, with a reverse shear, a dagger board, a hollow wooden mast, and a thin, flat, slightly flexible boom. A red-hulled beauty named Rebel, we referred to her as “Old Crinkle Bottom” inasmuch as her bottom boards were warped. Slightly skittish, we capsized her in Chase Creek on her maiden voyage, only four boat lengths from the Briarcliff pier. These boats were raced as a class in Round Bay and perhaps in other areas. (Rebel had the distinction of having been struck by lightning in Round Bay returning from a race one summer afternoon.) I believe one of them was owned by the Podlich family. Any ideas how I might obtain a picture of one, or at least some confirmation that the class did, indeed, exist? Tom Wallace Annapolis


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he Severn One-design was designed by Richard C Bartlett, Sr., and in 1955, was one of the original classes of the Severn SA. ~ Dr. Stuart Walker It was designed by Dixie Bartlett (Jonathan’s dad) and it was a boat ahead of its time! Dixie is still around and doing well, so he can tell you all about it. There is a drawing of one in “Yachting on the Chesapeake Bay” by Jud (Richard) Henderson. They sailed on Round Bay, and I think Indian Landing Boat Club was involved. ~ Tom Price Wallace is in touch with Bartlett and members of the Podlich family. If you have anything to add to this conversation, especially a photo, please contact molly@spinsheet.com. ~M.W.

SpinSheet Spotlight:

Carrie Gentile “I don’t miss land at all,” says SpinSheet writer Carrie Gentile, who has lived for two years on a 42foot Nautique called Baile (Gaelic for home) off Back Creek in Annapolis with her boyfriend Chris. As sailors, of course, they considered a floating home with sails, but their two other roommates—a golden retriever and a chocolate Labrador—helped finalize the decision. As a Vermonter, Carrie first sailed on a Soling on Lake Champlain after college. “It was a great indoctrination into the sport,” she says. “After that, everything seems easier.” Carrie and Chris now race in their Cal 25 Short Bus on weekends year-round. They also cruise in Baile to St. Michaels or the Rhode River. “We didn’t want to be one of the liveaboard types who never use their boats.” When she’s not racing or cruising, Carrie is the race coordinator for Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB), a nonprofit dedicated to sharing the joy of sailing

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Adopted by an Osprey

or over 100 days I have been adopted by an osprey! They have nested across the creek, but they insist on sitting on top of my mast. So far, they have completely damaged my wind instruments. It started with one—we now have three, which circle my boat daily… They don’t fish from the mast, just perch, till they see me or my wife. After they broke my wind instruments, I made a star burst using coat hangers and two CD disks hoisted on a pig stick. They don’t care for this! They have only come once and did sit on my fragile wind indicator… On the positive side; They did get me to go up the mast twice to retrieve my toys, quite an achievement since my 80th birthday! Personal ospreys are a new experience in my 45 years of sailing. Cliff Jackson Whitby 42 Harmony

with physically and mentally challenged sailors. She corrals CRAB volunteers and racers and ensures boats are race-ready and safe, as well as helps with fundraisers. “It’s really satisfying to be able to help this amazing group of people.” Did we mention she also works fulltime? Carrie earned her bachelor’s degree in communications from SUNY Plattsburg and a master’s degree in journalism from Bornemouth University in England. Among her jobs have been acting as a communications director for a U.S. Senate political campaign, a ski bum in Lake Placid, NY, and a waitress in Galway, Ireland. She is currently a policy analyst for the Maryland Department of Transportation. SpinSheet and PropTalk have benefitted greatly from Carrie’s adept communication skills for the past three years. As a sailor, liveaboard, waterfront volunteer, and all around dynamic, fun person, she is plugged into our readers’ lifestyles, aspirations, and sense of humor. Carrie is the one we know we can call in the final hour to quickly put on her reporter hat and churn out a concise, accurate, upbeat story. “What’s fun about writing for SpinSheet is that I get to do all the things I like to do: meet new people, write, and write about sailing,” she says. Thank you, Carrie, for all you do for SpinSheet! ~M.W. spinsheet.com


Bring Out the Bubbly

’ve attached a photo of my slip neighbor (and fellow SpinSheet contributor) Casey Brennan and his wife René renaming his new Alerion to Patriot at Chalk Point Marine on the West River. The ceremony was attended by about 35 friends and fellow marina boaters. Casey used his sword from his days in the Navy to punctuate the pronouncement. Following his long-winded ceremony, the champagne and assorted beverages flowed! Bill Eggert West River


Road Rage at Tolly Point

y wife and I were sailing our Ericson 32-3 Vesper, out of Back Creek with two guests aboard who were sailing friends of ours. We were heading south with the “1AH” marker to our starboard side, just off Tolly Point, where we encountered a group of racing J/boats. Even though we were on a starboard tack and considered a stand-on boat, I still tried to give the oncoming boats at my lee way as possible. We were near the back edge of the race, and I was able to change course to allow one boat to pass in front of us without changing his course. Then another approached our port side, so I swung the boat to starboard as much as I could behind the first boat that just clear our bow. Then again to port to allow the approaching boat to pass behind us. I did a big zigzag. However, this maneuver did not suit one of the sailors. He started yelling some unintelligible words, something about “their big regatta” and about not knowing what we were doing. Our guess was that he was upset about losing time, although we made a great effort to get out of his way. It should be noted here that this boat was in second to last place. One of my sailing guests gave him a piece of her mind while his crew members mostly lowered their heads or looked away. Although we laughed about it, we all couldn’t think of any other time when a member of sailing crew ever yelled in anger at another boat in that manner. Maybe this is common in racing (we’re cruisers and don’t race) but it’s sad that there is this sort of “road rage” directed by sailors toward sailors at all. Bob Skalkowski Annapolis

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n expected 200,000 people will descend upon Hampton, VA, September 10 to 12 to enjoy a free, family-friendly festival complete with nationally recognized musical entertainment, fabulous food, interactive educational exhibits, and a renowned artist. Established in 1982, Hampton Bay Days is a festival to celebrate the Hampton Roads region and to educate locals and others about the importance of the Bay’s health to the community. Ryan LaFata of Hampton Convention and Visitors Bureau says, “Bay Days is one of our signature events and the largest in terms of attendees. This year we have an emphasis on getting back to the grass-roots nature of the event. In 1982, the goal was an event with an entertaining atmosphere that would highlight education about the upkeep and preservation of the Bay. In keeping with this purpose, Bay Days is one of the largest ‘green’ events on the East Coast.” LaFata notes, “This year we are lucky to have internationally known artist and marine life conservationist Wyland return to Bay Days. He has designed our 2010 poster and T-shirt, and he will be available during the Artist for a Day mural painting

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experience.” Wyland brings with him his fully interactive Wyland Mobile Learning Center, which will be open to educate visitors about the adverse effects of water pollution. He will be onsite to meet visitors and autograph posters and his new interactive book. The whole family can learn about the health of the Bay and how to “go green” at the Bay Education and Children’s Area, which will feature more than 25 interactive booths that teach about environmentalism, conservationism, and clean water. The young ones can jump on the moon bounce or climb the rock wall. Families will also enjoy the live animal shows, aquatic art workshops, interactive presentations, and childrens’ entertainment. Don’t miss this opportunity to visit the Godspeed, a replica of one of the first ships to bring permanent English colonists to Virginia. The ship will present programs about human interaction with the ecology of the Bay and highlight Hampton’s 400th Anniversary. Also visit a recreation of the original customs house with re-enactors and Hampton History Museum programs. Other attractions include a classic car show, a championship cycling race, and an impressive fireworks show. Free musical

entertainment will be provided by The Fabulous Thunderbirds, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, and Joe Nichols. More than 75 merchandise, craft, and 30 food vendors will sell unique crafts, fun games, and delicious food and cool beverages throughout the downtown area. The fun starts at noon on Friday and continues through 6 p.m. Sunday. Limited parking will be available for $5, and proceeds help local charities. Those who wish to dock their boat are encouraged to contact local marinas for reservations. For show times and for more information, visit baydays.com.

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ith a unique deep-water pier system, Riverwalk Landing in Yorktown, VA, welcomes all types of vessels and is the perfect place for a layover. On July 6-8, my family docked at the Landing across from Alliance, some transient boats, a tug boat, and several small USCG vessels. We had a great stay, even in the over 100-degree heat! The kids enjoyed the beach, trolley rides, walks around town, and museums; and we all enjoyed an excellent breakfast at the Duke of York Hotel nearby. Dockmasters Paul Gapcynski and Mike made our visit fun and fuss-free and helped us dock and “de-dock” in strong currents and windy conditions. And, we all learned a thing or two in town about

American history. By happenstance, Pat and Paul Brabazon of the Fells Point YC were docked there; we met them again later in the week in Crisfield, MD. Mike says, “The state ship of Delaware, Kalmar Nyckel, visited July 14. Earlier this week, we had four tall ships on the piers— Alliance, Kalmar Nyckel, Serenity, and Spirit of Bermuda. Quite a sight!”

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1781 and reflects the partnership of her new owners, Greg and Laura Lohse. The couple also owns the 65-foot Schooner Serenity, which was built in 1986 as a cargo schooner. In 2000, they brought her to Cape Charles, VA, and spent the next few years renovating and upgrading her for public daysails. The 93-foot Kalmar Nyckel was built in 1997 to celebrate the courage and spirit of those who undertook the mid-winter North Atlantic crossing in 1637-1638. The original Kalmar Nyckel sailed from Sweden to the New World leaving her passengers—24 settlers of Swedish, Finnish, German and Dutch descent—to establish the first permanent European settlement in present-day Wilmington, DE. She made four roundtrip crossings of the Atlantic— more than any other ship of that era. The 86-foot Spirit of Bermuda travels the world. This year, she is retracing the 1610 voyage of Patience and Deliverance from Bermuda to Jamestown, VA, with young Bermudians as crew. During our stay, we enjoyed seeing Alliance sail the waters nearby. We also saw Spirit of Bermuda travel up the York River to dock at the Landing. The current was so strong there, that the ship put big bumpers on her starboard side, turned around, and with a boatload of crew standing at the ready, slowly sidled up to the main T-head, gently landing behind Alliance.


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DOCKTALK might find in front of a museum or office building. It’s the way his mind works as a sculptor and a sailor that make this project intriguing. “What I do, making site-specific sculpture, made me look at the radar leveler in terms of function, scale, materials, and how I wanted it to work on a human scale—in this case, ergonomics… That’s what I do. I make things. I suppose I have some perfectionism in me. I can’t stand bad design.” Carroll’s radar leveler is manual and “fool-proof.” With an intuitive, vertical handle—created not to pinch fingers— sailors can level the radar platform with one or two clicks with stops at 15 and 30 degrees, depending on the angle of heel of the boat. The handle is big enough for a large man wearBaltimore sailor Rodney Carroll invented an attractive, manual radar ing a big thermal leveling system. The handle, shown glove to turn it, yet here, is easy to turn one or two not so tough that a clicks, without pinching your fingers. woman “who doesn’t have a Kung Fu grip” can’t control it. The Where Sailing and Sculpture Meet handle design and copper and nickel pole vessel only works well when level—not the ome people take what they get “have a sense of nautical history,” says Carnormal position of a sailboat underway. with the boat, but there are othroll. “It’s functional and ornamental. It has As Carroll learned while investigating ers who have a sense of pride in a lot of aspects I would want on my boat. his options, the radar leveling systems on how their boat looks and really care about And I’m one of those people who need the market have motors (breakable) or design,” says Baltimore sailor Rodney things to be a certain way.” pendulant pieces with wires (breakable). Carroll. As a sculptor, Carroll can discuss The initial design and patent process He wanted something simpler, sturdier, aesthetics in great depth, and as a Bay and took a year. SpinSheet writer and Annapobluewater sailor, he understands the impor- and more attractive. He says, “I kept asklis sailor Andy Schell will test the inventance of simplicity in deck hardware. These ing myself, ‘Why isn’t this already on the tion on his yawl (Carroll’s boat is on the market?’” ideas merged as he created a radar leveler hard for a refitting). SpinSheet will follow The sculptures Carroll creates profesfor the deck of his Tayana 37, an invention Carroll in the process of test and feedback, sionally are not nautical; in fact, much of for which he now has a patent. design refinement, and introduction to the his work is abstract and grand in scale. Pic- market. To contact the inventor, find him As offshore sailors know, the radar apture a 50-foot modern, metal sculpture you via his website rodneycarroll.com. paratus mounted on the stern of a cruising


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Sailing Opens the Door to Peace


n July 31, TheSailingChannel hosted 10 college-age Palestinians and Israelis from New Story Leadership for the Middle East (NSL) for a day on the Bay. NSL helps young adults leave their old stories of conflict behind and construct new stories of understanding, reconciliation, and partnership for the future. This summer, the first group of NSL students received six weeks of leadership training and internships in Washington, DC, and then they sailed on the Bay. “Team building is a big part of NSL, and that’s where sailing fits in,” says Tory Salvia, president of TheSailingChannel and skipper of the host boat, Sparkle Plenty, a 1980 Mariner 36 sloop docked at Leatherbury Point Marina in Shady Side, MD. The boat sailed out of the West River all the way into Annapolis Harbor with four students and two NSL staff members. Everyone took turns at the helm and trimming the rig. For three students, this was their first time on the water and their first introduction to sailing. Meanwhile, a second group of students and staff toured historic Annapolis by car. The two groups rendezvoused at the Annapolis Yacht Basin to fuel up and exchange crews. The return trip featured a close reach across the Bay past anchored freighters in 15 knots of breeze and a textbook, one-tack sail past Thomas Point Shoal Light into the West River. After having anchored on the Rhode River to take a dip, both teams returned to Parish Creek to enjoy snacks, refreshments, and a pictureperfect sunset. Providing pro bono video production and web-hosting services during the program’s first year of operation, TheSailingChannel has produced 10 video stories—one for each student—about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. These personal accounts of daily life, struggles, perceptions, and commitments give viewers a fresh look at the Middle East and renewed hope for the future. The emerging young leaders—who bond with each other through NSL—will remain in a sustained dialogue long after their U.S. experiences. See their moving stories at youtube.com/ user/newstoryleadership.


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DOCKTALK To help NSL bring twice as many students to Washington, DC, next year, contact info@newstoryleadership.org. To help TheSailingChannel add more sailing to the program, contact sailing@thesailingchannel. tv. Post-sail party on Sparkle Plenty (L-R): Lior Amihai; Yonatan Bender; Paul Costello, NSL’s founder, president, and CEO; Ozana and Julie Halik, marina slip mates; Elliot Jeffords, NSL’s program manager; Greg Robison, NSL’s executive VP; Hanan Abu Shanab; Tory Salvia, TheSailingChannel’s founder and president; and Fred Leyrer, first mate. Photo by Ala Fahmi Sharif

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he Baltimore Harbor waterkeeper invites all of us who enjoy the Bay and its tributaries to join in the fun at the third annual Trash Bash on Saturday, September 18 from noon to 5 p.m. at Nick’s Fish House, a casual waterfront restaurant on the Middle Branch. Rain or shine, the waterkeeper has planned an afternoon to educate, entertain, engage, and empower guests. This is the waterkeeper’s major fundraiser of the year, and the festivities will be outdoors under tents on the decking overlooking the water. Guests can experience tours of the Middle Branch on a Duffy electric boat, eat delicious food (from the oyster bar and more), dance to live music, sip cocktails, beer, and wine, and bid at an intriguing silent auction Eliza Smith Steinmeier, Esq., executive director and Baltimore Harbor waterkeeper, says, “Last year, we had a great turnout, and we were able to get our message out and raise awareness of what a waterkeeper does. The atmosphere at this year’s event will be that of a fun outdoor party with tropical Caribbean and blues mix music. What sets this event apart from most others is that our sponsors at the $500 level and above can reserve a boat slip for the day and overnight and enjoy the party from the deck as well as from their boats.” For most of its length, the Patapsco River is a moderate river through a valley, but the last 10 miles are a tidal estuary, including Baltimore’s Harbor and the Middle Branch. These areas are plagued by pollution challenges such as raw sewage spills, garbage and other contaminants, spinsheet.com

Sailors shine at the EYC Lights Parade December 11. Photo by Mark Duehmig/ markduehmig.com The casual waterfront atmosphere mixed with excellent September weather make the Baltimore Harbor waterkeeper’s annual Trash Bash a fun way to support efforts to clean up our home waters. Photo courtesy of the Baltimore Harbor waterkeeper

street run-off, and past dumping of industrial pollution. Plan to attend and help the waterkeeper as she and her team work to achieve clean water in Baltimore’s rivers, streams, and harbor. Sponsorship opportunities are available at a wide range of levels from silent auction and in-kind donations to larger commitments with gracious sponsor packages. In the past two years, the Trash Bash has raised more than $34,000. Tickets are $75 and available at baltimorewaterkeeper.org.


This Could Be Your Year To Shine

y now, your boat rash from Governor’s Cup has probably just about healed, the daytime temperatures have plunged to the upper 80s, and the Annapolis Race Week hangover has begun to subside. About time to get ready for Eastport YC’s (EYC) Annapolis Lights Parade. This event, scheduled for Saturday, December 11, is a great opportunity to show off your holiday illumination skills in a unique fashion. Come out and show Annapolis how to decorate right! Registration is easy and free; just go to eastportyc.org and follow the “our events” tab to the “lights parade” page, where you will find a lot of information, including decorating and design tips. On-the-water participants win awards for individual powerboats and sailboats and for the Club Challenge for the best club entry. “Shorebirds” can get into the action as well. Docks and decks decorated along the parade route will be judged by boat participants for the fabulous Shorebird Award. To be judged, you need to register online, which is free, of course. EYC hosts a participant brunch the Sunday after the parade and a party (featuring Mt Gay Rum) in January. Plan on music, doorprizes, awards, and fun! eastportyc.org

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Call Them Old—They Don’t Mind!


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he 11th running of the Good Old Boat Regatta, sponsored by the magazine of the same name and hosted by the Shearwater SC (SSC), unfolds off Annapolis October 9 and 10. Open to any design whose first hull was laid no later than 1975, the regatta offers one-design racing for any design with three or more entries, as well as a variety of handicap classes, including full keel and fin keel classes. The regatta features classic models, including the Cal 25, Alberg 30, Triton, Offshore 40, Tartan 30, and Tartan 34C among a long list of beautiful older boats. The emphasis is on having a good time for all, and the organizers go out of their way to welcome non-racing skippers into the event. A skippers’ meeting on the Friday evening before the regatta provides a thorough orientation to the race procedures, which uses six- to 12-mile courses set around government marks between the Bay Bridge and Thomas Point. Trophies are awarded not just to class winners but also to the best performance by a racing skipper, the best performance for a nonracing skipper, and the oldest boat entered in the regatta. One race is held on Saturday and one on Sunday. Following each race, sailors will attend an award ceremony and post-race party on Mill Creek off Whitehall Bay. If the past 10 years are any predictor of the future, a good time will be had by all. Crews may register to participate in either or both days. Registration is limited to the first 80 entrants, so skippers are encouraged to register as soon as possible. Free mooring and tender service are available on Mill Creek at the party site. The simple registration form is available at the SSC website shearwatersc.net/races; CBYRA Cruising One Design racers may use the Green Book entry form. The deadline for entries is September 30. If you have questions about the entry form or want additional information, contact Charlie Husar at (410) 266-6216 or husar_charlie@ bah.com. For complete schedules and entry forms for the 2010 GCBSR, visit schoonerrace.org. Find a preview of the race and the official event program in the October issue of SpinSheet. spinsheet.com

Schoonin’ Down the Bay


That we get to witness such beautiful historic vessels racing down the Bay every fall is one of the many blessings of life in Chesapeake Country. Photo by Mark Talbott/ SpinSheet

by Beth Crabtree

ctober 14 will mark the start of the 21st annual Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race (GCBSR). Approximately 50 boats will begin arriving in Fells Point, Baltimore, October 10 for pre-race festivities, including a parade of sail. The race, which begins at 1:30 p.m. just south of the Bay Bridge near Annapolis, will cover 127 nautical miles and finish at Thimble Shoal off Hampton, VA. The schooners will then sail to Portsmouth, VA, for post-race events. Proceeds from the race will support preservation and improvement of the Bay, including on-the-water educational experiences for children. To date, the race has donated $114,600 to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation; hence, the schooners are said to be “Racing to Save the Bay.” Volunteers are needed in Baltimore and Portsmouth. In Baltimore, volunteers will help with docking, welcoming, conducting educational programs, and staffing a pre-race party for participants. Each schooner will be matched with a liaison who will serve as the “go-to” person for captains and crew visiting Baltimore. New volunteers will be paired with veterans. In Portsmouth, volunteers will be on-call all night until all participants are in. Organizers are also seeking volunteers in Portsmouth for staffing educational programs and hosting a pig and oyster roast for captains and crew. Email maryland@ schoonerrace.org or virginia@schoonerrace.org. This year, look for friends and business associates Brian Duff and Ted Reshetiloff who hope to race on the small schooner Tom Swift with their young sons, Rayne Duff and Max Reshetiloff. The boys are already veterans of the 2009 race. Duff exudes enthusiasm for sailing and for the boys when he says, “Taking kids along on an event like the GCBSR creates a whole different event. I have done it both ways, with kids and without—and the awareness and enjoyment brought onboard by small children cannot be beat. Watching these boys learn about sail trim, observe helming in strong winds, steer in lighter stuff, help with sail changes, and learn navigation, it’s magic.” If you are interested in getting more youth into the GCBSR or would like to help Duff and Reshetiloff with their 2010 race through sponsorship in the form of food, lodging in Portsmouth, or van rental, or educational materials for sailing kids, e-mail brian@ bviyachtsales.com. Chesapeake Bay Sailing

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What Stinks? Nothing, Honey.


On July 27, the Bay’s bottom welcomed another smart buoy, thanks to the deployment efforts of captain Jeff Lill and the crew of John C. Widener—a buoy tender owned and operated by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Located at the Dominion Reef at the Gooses just west of the Little Choptank River’s mouth, the buoy is one of nine smart buoys that provide real-time data about the Bay and mark points along the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail. The buoy was made possible by a $200,000 grant from the Dominion Foundation (buoybay.org). Photo courtesy of DNR’s Brandon Linton

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Kids’ News

Edited by Amy Gross-Kehoe


Many of Us Have Been Saving Sailing Since Before It Was Cool…

any clubs and sailing programs around the country are offering alternatives to teaching sailing to train racers. It’s been a major theme at U.S. Sailing’s National Sailing Program Symposium for more than 15 years. Looking for new members and building life-long boaters, clubs are also running interactive family events to bring both sailing and non-sailing parents into the fold and down to the water. Here’s a snapshot of the Bay scene.


BCSC cardboard boat crafters prepare to take to the water. Wise beyond their years, they thought ahead and made a sign that says, “Save Me.” Photo by Maggie Flanigan

nnapolis YC AYC’s “Adventure Sailing” class offers juniors all sorts of boats and water-based fun, including learning about conservation, fishing, kayaking, learning the rules of the road, navigating local waters, powerboating, stand-up-paddling, windsurfing, and sailing O’Pen Bics, 420s, J/22s, and keelboats. The goals are to keep juniors involved with boats and the water and build responsible boaters for the future! Even AYC’s racing teams live by a new mantra that says it’s OK to take a break from Opti/420 training and try something new (big boats, kayaks, and windsurfing). They learn something from every boat they are exposed to, and we can keep more kids in boats, if they are shown the variety of vessels that exists. Tuesday Night Sailing offers families a chance to sail Optis, 420s, boards, or Bics with their kids. Sailing rock star Terry Hutchinson and his kids are regular participants. Post-sailing, the instructors grill dogs on the deck for dinner. All picnic tables are usually packed with families getting to know each other.

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Roasts, which are great ways to get folks sailing boats, practicing skills, and hanging out at the park. A few times every summer, we invite the whole club to use the boats, listen to live music by Bill Jensen, and eat some yummy summer food. The grill is stocked with hot dogs and roasted local corn on the cob, and the JY 15s, Xcites, kayaks, and windsurfers are all available to qualified sailors.”

On a wing and a prayer, BCSC’s windsurfing campers enjoy the summer sun.


altimore County Sailing Center BCSC’s Director Aimée Poisson says, “We have to fill 10 weeks of full-day summer camp with activities, so we get pretty creative when it comes to keeping kids busy having fun. Some of our camp activities include: teaching knots by allowing kids to tie coaches to a tree and spray them with a hose; doing treasure hunts (usually for candy) that teach kids basic navigation using a chart and navigational aids; making cardboard boats and attempting to sail them, which is hilarious (bonus points if kids can identify the boat parts while building their vessels); and offering windsurfing programs and camps. And there’s the good old standby and annual camp favorite: a cruise to Hart Miller Island for lunch and beach fun.” She adds, “For the whole family, we offer Corn


astport YC—EYC’s “saving sailing” program builds competent, safe sailors who love the water and the Bay. Their focus is non-racing, just fun sailing. Their theory is that kids can move next door or down the street if they take to racing. EYC opens their doors on Friday evenings and runs low-key racing in Bics and Optis called “Green Fleet Friday.” Sailing and non-sailing parents watch the learning process unfold from EYC’s dock. After a few races run by the instructors, participants enjoy socializing during a casual BBQ of dogs, chips, and watermelon on the Junior Deck. spinsheet.com


red Avon YC—TAYC’s Junior chairperson Jenny Benson says, “Two years ago, our junior program added a class for ‘Sportsmen Sailors,’ who may choose to attend a regatta or two, or do no racing at all. They sail a variety TAYC’s “Intro to Sailing” of boats over the walks kids ages six summer, includto eight through their paces as budding boat ing Optis, Lasers, builders. Let the games 420s, Ideal 18s, begin as the kids race their own model boats. and Jet 14s. They also enjoy regular outings on member’s big boats, including a J/80 and a Cal 40, and next year, they’ll sail on a skipjack. Celestial navigation is introduced to this group, as well. We are hoping the budget might allow for some windsurfers in upcoming years. We also revived the old tradition of allday ‘Seamanship Games,’ which feature contests in knot tying, rigging, docking, and sometimes splicing. The day culminates with instructor Opti races, where juniors serve as Race Committee. Many of our program parents remember doing Marlin Spike competitions when they were young sailors on the Bay, and we are trying to bring some of those ‘forgotten’ skills back to life for the juniors. They compete in three age groups, and a perpetual award goes to each age group winner.”

See us in SPACE 57 at the Boat Show

Eight-year-old Caroline Benson sails an Opti over spring break at the Bitter End YC in Virgin Gorda, BVI. Jenny, her mom, says, “It’s too bad you can’t see the flamingo in the background, or the sea turtle in the foreground, but as Caroline put it, ‘Now, this is spring sailing!’” Caroline sails for Tred Avon YC and AYC. Photo by Yacht Shots, BVI

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Kids’ News continued... What It Was Was... The Opti Nationals

Photo of Opti Nationals action by Strother Scott

Excerpted from text by Lin McCarthy


he first page of the glossy, full-color program for the USODA Layline National Championship Regatta shouted, “Welcome!” to 315 Optimist racers, their families, and friends who attended the 2010 event July 16-24 hosted by the Deltaville YC. The army of officials and volunteers who pulled the whole shebang together proved they meant it. For about a year, the Deltaville/Fishing Bay community—boatyards, the Deltaville Maritime Museum, the Fishing Bay YC, and numerous sponsors and supporters—visualized and planned, staffed and scheduled, and worked and revised toward one end: to host the best Opti National Championships ever. The event drew some of America’s finest junior sailors and several international sailors and included Team Race Nationals, Girls Nationals, Open Fleet Nationals, and a clinic/regatta which gave 46 Green Fleet competitors some

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invaluable experience. Nic Muller of the U.S. Sailing Center (Martin County) was named Fleet National Champion; Haddon Hughes of the Houston YC earned Girls National Champion; and the Lauderdale YC won the Team Race National Championship. Congrats to all the competitors! Thanks to event co-chairmen Noel Clinard and Jay Buhl, Ric Bauer, webmaster Jon Deutsch, PROs Ron Hopkins and

Jim Walsh, local PRO liaisons David Lee and Lud Kimbrough, and Jef Londrey, who worked at Ramp #3. Londrey says, “Each day, we launched about 100 boats in 35 minutes in 102-degree heat!” Some of the official stats include: 108 team race starts/finishes, 1690 boats launched and retrieved, 1750 competitor ribbons, 2065 lunches, and 7200 water bottles. optinationals2010.org


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Happy Birthday! Eastern Shore Brewing, St. Michaels. easternshorebrewing.com


Labor Day Clinic and Regatta Old Dominion University Sailing Center, Norfolk, VA. Sail Lasers, Club 420s, Optis, and Techno 293s.


Defenders Day Celebration Fort Howard Park, MD. Living history, crafts, and more. battlenorthpoint.org


Kent Island Labor Day Weekend Bash Bay Bridge Marina, Stevensville, MD. Contests, live entertainment, good food and drinks, vendors, and cash prizes! turneryachtservices.com


Skipjack Race and Festival Deal Island Harbor, MD. Racing, music, cars, kayak races, and vendors. webauthority.net


Labor Day The holiday grew out of a celebration and parade in honor of the working class by the Knights of Labor in 1882 in New York City.

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“Uncle Sam” Is First Used in Print To Refer to the United States, 1813

Second Frigate of U.S. Navy, USS Constellation, Is Launched in Baltimore, 1797; and l’Hydroptère, an 18-Meter Hydrofoil Trimaran, Sets New Speed Record, Clocking 51.36 Knots, 2009

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“Deadliest Catch” Crew Comes to Baltimore Lyric Opera House, Baltimore. lyricoperahouse.com


First Humans Arrive in Land that Would Become Maryland, 10,000 BC; and Universal Motor Company Starts Producing Atomic 4 Engines, 1947


Commodore Perry Defeats the British Fleet in Put in Bay, OH, on Lake Erie, 1813 “We have met the enemy, and they are ours!”


National Capital Area Leukemia Cup Regatta Washington (DC) Sailing Marina. leukemiacup.org

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Harborfest! Town Wharf, Onancock, VA. Kayak/ canoe racing, the Great Paper Boat Race, critter parade, rubber duck race, music, food, and more. onancock.org


Antique and Classic Boat Show Reedville Fishermen’s Museum, VA. rfmuseum.org


Hampton Bay Days Hampton, VA. downtownhampton.com


Maryland Seafood Festival Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis. mdseafoodfestival.com

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End of Summer Blast North Beach, MD. ci.north-beach.md.us

Searching for the Northwest Passage, Henry Hudson Lands on Manhattan Island, NY, 1609


Swinging on a Spar: A Boating Party Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. $175. Proceeds go to the museum. cbmm.org


U.S. Navy Defeats British in Battle of Lake Champlain, 1814

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Waterfront Celebration Leonardtown, MD. somd.com

(410) 745-9511

Log Canoe Racing Miles River.


Star-Spangled Banner Weekend Fort McHenry, Baltimore. nps.gov


Going South Seminars 10 a.m. to Noon. West Marine, Annapolis. Marc LeBlanc will present “Taking the Intracoastal Waterway to Florida” September 11, “Bahamas Bound” September 18, and “Going South Safely” September 25. westmarine.com


Chicken Necker Appreciation Day Noon to 5 p.m. Rock Hall, MD. boristhree.com/ChickenNecker


America’s Boating Course 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Three Mondays. Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department, Chester, MD. Hosted by Kent Narrows Sail and Power Squadron. (410) 827-3376

SEPTEMBER Continued... 13-Nov 30

Navigation Course 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays. St. Paul Lutheran Church, Annapolis. michaelm_aacps@hotmail.com


Francis Scott Key Writes the “Star Spangled Banner,” 1814; and TV’s “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea” First Airs, 1964


Marine Diesel Engine Workshop Offered at Anne Arundel Community College in partnership with the Annapolis School of Seamanship. (410) 777-2325

14-Nov 16

Advanced Piloting and Seamanship Courses 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays. St. Paul Lutheran Church, Annapolis. michaelm_aacps@hotmail.com.


Naturalist Charles Darwin Reaches the Galapagos Islands Onboard HMS Beagle,” 1835


Boating Basics (Onboard + Classroom) September 11-12

Marine Diesel Basics

September 14-16 (3-Day Workshop*) October 23-24 (Level II: Oct 25-26)

Passage Planning October 16-17

Captain’s License

OUPV/6-Pk & Master: Start Sept 13*, Nov 5 License Renewal: Sept 10

*Class registration with Anne Arundel Community College

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

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Register on the web or by phone.

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Log Canoe Racing Fun viewing at the Miles River YC. (410) 745-9511

15-Nov 8

Boating Skills and Seamanship Course Monday and Wednesday evenings. High Point High School, Beltsville, MD. (410) 531-3313


Winston Churchill Says an Earful, 1944 “Take the most gallant sailor, the most intrepid airman, and the most audacious soldier and put them at a table together. What do you get? The sum of their fears.”


NAS Oceana Air Show 2010 Over Virginia Beach. oceanaairshow.com


Guided Canoe Trip 9 a.m. to Noon. James River National Wildlife Refuge, Charles City, VA. jamesriverassociation.org


Keels and Wheels! Annapolis YC. See more than 70 highly interesting and just plain cool boats and cars. annapolisyc.com


Rappahannock RiverFest 4 to 8 p.m. King George, VA. Live music, blue crabs, ribs, chicken, open bar, and silent and live auctions. Sponsored by Rappahannock River Water Trail. riverfriends.org


Summer Sendoff: Blues, Brews, and BBQ Block party, Cambridge, MD, style! cambridgemainstreet.com


Trash Bash 2010 Noon to 5 p.m. Nick’s Fish House, Baltimore. Help the waterkeeper by enjoying scrumptious food, dancing, shopping, touring, and sipping signature cocktails, beer, and wine. $75. baltimorewaterkeeper.org


Wooden Canoe Rendezvous and Picnic Concord Point Lighthouse, Havre de Grace, MD. hdgmaritimemuseum.org


Classic Sailboat Rendezvous and Race National Sailing Hall of Fame and Sailing Center, Annapolis. nshof.org


Ocean Sailing Seminar Hampton, VA. Cruising Rally Association instructors will pack your head with great ideas. carib1500.com


A Taste of St. Mary’s Noon to 5 p.m. Leonardtown, MD. smcchamber.com


Baltimore Open-Water Swim To Fight Cancer Near Gibson Island YC. Swim Across America’s inaugural Baltimore Swim will benefit the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins University. swimacrossamerica.org


Fall Festival Maryland Avenue and State Circle, Annapolis. marylandave.com


Log Canoe Racing Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. cbmm.org

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Talk Like a Pirate Day Ye scurvy bilge rats! piratequiz.com

TV Show “Flipper” Airs for First Time, 1964 Flipper (a male) was played by five females: Susie, Patty, Squirt, Scottie, and Kathy.



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The exciting six hour “Voyage into History" features: continental breakfast, luncheon buffet, live big band music of the 40’s; Abbott & Costello; military reenactors; flybys (conditions permitting) of wartime aircraft. The ship is completely open for tours including the engine room, museums, crew quarters, bridge, and much more.

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Group rates available Conditions and penalties apply to cancellations. Last day to order tickets is 14 days before the cruise. Ticket Orders: (410) 558-0164 Mail order: Project Liberty Ship, P.O. Box 25846, Baltimore, Maryland 21224-0546 Order forms available online at: www.liberty-ship.com Discover/ MasterCard/ Visa accepted.

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Point Lookout Lighthouse Is Activated, 1830

PassageMaker University Hyatt Regency, Baltimore. passagemaker.com

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First Day of Autumn

Full Moon Party Boatyard Bar & Grill, Eastport. Music by D’Vibe & Conga. boatyardbarandgrill.com

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Sunfest Ocean City, MD. ococean.com

Relay by the Bay North East, MD. Benefits American Cancer Society. relayforlife.org

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Sailors Bring Punch from India to England, Early 17th Century

TrawlerFest Baltimore Hyatt Regency on the Inner Harbor and Inner Harbor Marina, Baltimore. passagemaker.com


Boatyard Beach Bash 5 to 9 p.m. Annapolis Maritime Museum. Live music and cool beverages. amaritime.org


Choptank Heritage Skipjack Races 9 a.m. to Noon. Cambridge, MD. cambridgemainstreet.com

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International Coastal Cleanup oceanconservancy.org Kunte Kinte Heritage Festival Annapolis. kuntekinte.org

Lighthouse Adventure Cruise Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. $125. calvertmarinemuseum.com


Maritime Heritage Festival and RiverFest St. Mary’s City, MD. stmaryscity.org

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Rock Hall FallFest rockhalllanding.com Waterfront Festival Chestertown, MD. ces.washcoll.edu

Das Best Oktoberfest National Harbor, MD. dasbestoktoberfest.com


Fall Harvest Festival and Craft Show Steppingstone Museum, Havre de Grace, MD. steppingstonemuseum.org


Kinsale Regatta Port Kinsale Marina, VA. Round the buoys and pursuit racing hosted by Northern Neck SA to benefit Smith Point Sea Rescue. nnsa-sailing.com


Dorchester Showcase Cambridge, MD. dorchesterartscenter.org


Francis Drake Completes First English Circumnavigation on Golden Hind, 1580


First Liberty Ship, the Patrick Henry, Is Launched in Baltimore, 1941 She was a product of the Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard.

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Drink Beer Day

International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition and Conference Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville. ibexshow.com

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Horatio Nelson Is Born in Norfolk, England, 1758

Columbia Sails out of Boston, MA, on First Voyage by an American Vessel, 1781

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September Racing

Couples Cruising Seminar Event Annapolis, Maryland Saturday, October 9, 2010 Learn how to take the Drama out of the Dream from choosing the right boat to sailing away together in harmony.

Together Planning Your Dream • Create your own guide to the cruising life.


Boat & Equipment Choices • What makes a boat easy for just the two of you?


Developing the Partnership Beyond Pink & Blue • Teamwork, dividing the management of the boat and seamanship skills.


Break for Lunch

$250 couple

Voyage Planning & Weather Routing • Route planning and heavy weather avoidance.


The Cruising Lifestyle • A look at successful couples out cruising.


Q&A & Discussion Convene for Happy Hour & Dinner

CBYRA Annapolis Race Week Day one is for Farr 30s only. Racing for the rest of the fleets begins Saturday. Race headquarters will be at Annapolis City Dock. cbyra.org

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Dink Vail Labor Day Regatta norfolkyacht.com

Space is Limited!

1:30 p.m. “The Fear Factor” Let’s Talk About Our Fears • Emergencies at sea, sailing at night, open water passages and bad weather. 3:00

Annapolis to West River Race Regatta, crab cakes, and burgers at West River SC in Galesville, MD. westriversc.org


AGENDA 8:00 a.m. Sign in and Continental Breakfast 9:00


Bill Heintz Memorial Regatta West River SC, Galesville, MD. westriversc.org

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Stingray Point Regatta fbyc.net

DISC Leukemia Cup Regatta cbyra.org NASS Race to Oxford Also known as Fall Oxford. cbyra.org Smith Point Race smsa.com Wolf Trap Regatta A 24-mile race hosted by Fishing Bay YC. fbyc.net



Hammond Memorial Race Hosted by Tred Avon YC.

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DISC Masters of the Potomac cbyra.org

Liza Copeland

Captains Jeff & Jean

Lee Chesneau

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York River Cup cbyra.org

PSA Race to Queenstown and Back Hosted by Potapskut SA. psasailing.com


Hampton Roads Sunfish Challenge and Dinghy Distance Race A 10-mile challenge from Willoughby Harbor to Old Dominion University, VA. SpinSheet-sponsored event. hrsunfishrace.com


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Hospice Cup hospiceregattas.org/maryland




The Film “Night of the Living Dead” Is Released, 1968; and Christopher Cross Releases the Song “Sailing,” 1979

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Winefest on the Beach Ocean City, MD. winefest.com

Al Green Releases the Song “Take Me to the River,” 1974

AT&T Virginia Children’s Festival Town Point Park, Norfolk. festevents.org

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Harbor Day at the Docks West Ocean City, MD. ocharborday.com Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival cbmm.org

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Oktoberfest Ocean City (MD). oceanpromotions.info

Olde Princess Anne Days Home tours, demos, and live entertainment. visitsomerset.com

Boat Show Bash 6 to 11 p.m. Eastport YC, Annapolis. Proceeds benefit EYC Foundation and Box of Rain. eastportyc.org


Fall Appreciation Days Parade and Autumnfest Perryville, MD. perryvillemd.org

Between 1963 and 1999, James Bond Movies Used and Abused Nearly 30 Different Types of Boats


Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness 9 a.m. Winterplace Park, Salisbury, MD. womensupportingwomen.org

Patuxent River Appreciation Days Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. pradinc.org

Dan Nardo & Annapolis Yacht Sales Proudly Support:


5th Annual UCP of Southern Maryland Golf Challenge


Life without limits for people with disabilities™

Open House Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Cambridge, MD. Demos, tours, exhibits, and fun. fws.gov


Blessing of the Fleet St. Clement’s Island Museum, Colton’s Point, MD. 7thdistrictoptimist.org


Riverside WineFest Sotterley Plantation, Hollywood, MD.

Norfolk, a Nuclear-Powered Submarine, Is Launched in Newport News, VA, 1981 Yet again, planners felt the need to waste a perfectly good bottle of champagne.

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Blessing of the Pets?! 3 p.m. Alexandria, VA. visitalexandriava.com

Shot-Gun Start at 9 a.m. South River Golf Links I Edgewater, Maryland

Eastport Guerilla Art Show 1 to 6 p.m. 525 State Street, Eastport.

Sponsors & Golfers Needed

At 64 Years of Age, the Tilghman Island Drawbridge Retires, 1998 The 100,000-pound bridge now welcomes visitors to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels.


Harbor Party and Seafood Festival 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Town Point Park, Norfolk. Benefits local children’s charities. harborparty.org


U.S. Sailboat Show Annapolis. Deals on sails, boats, gear, clothes, gadgets, dinghies, and more. Seminars and shopping; what’s better than that? usboat.com


Chesapeake Wildfowl Expo Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury, MD. wardmuseum.org Chesapeake Bay Sailing

For sponsor and registration information call Michelle Tilman 410-224-4205 (ext. 101).

Dan Nardo, CPYB Celebrating over 24 Years with AYS and Professional Yacht Sales (410) 267-8181 ext 203 Cell (410) 570-8533 dan@annapolisyachtsales.com

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October 11 Continued...

William Claiborne Establishes

Kent Island Trading Post and


Dinghy Race FUNdraiser 1 to 4 p.m. Fells Point, Baltimore. Benefits Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race. schoonerrace.org

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Sailwinds Park East Kite Festival tourdorchester.org

Triathalon To Save the Bay and its Heritage Havre de Grace, MD. hdgmaritimemuseum.org


Using Yeast Extracts Left Over from Beer Making, Fred Walker Dreams Up Vegemite, 1922; Charles Darrow Invents “Monopoly,” the Board Game, 1933; and Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward Report on the “Watergate Scandal,” 1972


Columbus Day

Farming Settlement, 1631; The Movie “The Old Man and the Sea” Is Released, 1958; TV’s “McHale’s Navy” First Airs, 1962; and TV Show “Saturday Night Live” Premieres, 1975


Schooners and Crooners 6:30 to 9 p.m. Broadway Pier in Fells Point. Free concert. schoonerrace.org


Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race See at least 50 schooners race from Annapolis to Portsmouth, VA, to save the Bay. schoonerrace.org


Parade of Sail 5 p.m. Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. See schooners before they depart for the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race. schoonerrace.org


Air Force Captain Charles Yeager Is First Person To Break the Sound Barrier, 1947


Ghosts of Sotterley Tours 7 to 10 p.m. Sotterley Plantation, Hollywood, MD. sotterley.org

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U.S. Powerboat Show usboat.com

Waterman’s Festival Somers Cove Marina, Crisfield, MD. crisfieldheritagefoundation.org


Chestertown (MD) Wildlife Exhibition and Sale chestertownwildlife.org

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Crabtoberfest Sailwinds Park, Cambridge, MD. crabtoberfest.com

Patuxent Wildlife Festival National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, MD. patuxent.fws.gov


Rappahannock Fall Colors Float Fredericksburg City Dock, VA. riverfriends.org


South River Federation Fall Paddle 9 a.m. to Noon. Harbor Hills Community Beach, Davidsonville, MD. southriverfederation.net

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Tilghman Island Day tilghmanmd.com

Wharf Rat sees the sights during a past Schooner Rendezvous in Cambridge, MD. The fun returns October 22-24. Photo courtesy of Ellen Solomon

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Autumn Wine Festival Salisbury, MD. autumnwinefestival.org


St. Mary’s County Oyster Festival Leonardtown, MD. usoysterfest.com


Town Point Virginia Wine Festival 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Norfolk. festeventsva.org


West River Heritage Day Oyster Festival Captain Salem Avery Museum, Shady Side, MD. shadysidemuseum.org


Herman Mellville’s The Whale Is Published, 1851 The book is better known as Moby Dick.

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National Seafood Bisque Day

Eugene Burton Ely Is Born, 1886 Self-taught, Ely did first shipboard aircraft take-off and first shipboard landing.


Full Moon Party Boatyard Bar & Grill, Eastport. Rum, beer, and music by D’Vibe & Conga. boatyardbarandgrill.com


Taste of the Chesapeake 5 to 10 p.m. Annapolis Maritime Museum. Food, music, and environmental award ceremony hosted by Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay. (410) 377-6270


Schooner Rendezvous Long Wharf Park, Cambridge, MD. Grand parade of sail, dockside tours, day sails, delicious local fare, maritime music, kids’ fun, dinner with captains and crews, and more. See more than a dozen tall ships. cambridgeschoonerrendezvous.com


Baltimore Leukemia Cup Regatta Hosted by Baltimore City YA to benefit Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. leukemiacup.org


Fall River Clean-Up Old Mill Park, Fredericksburg, VA. riverfriends.org


Guided Canoe Trip 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Parkers Creek Watershed Nature Preserve, Prince Frederick, MD. Not for the faint of heart. acltweb.org


Halloween Family Fun Night at the Water Park 6:30 to 8 p.m. Chesapeake Beach, MD. chesapeakebeachwaterpark.com



The Movie “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” Is Released, 1969 Filming in Mexico, everybody got sick, except for Robert Redford, Paul Newman, and Katharine Ross. They drank only soda and alcohol.


“Halloween,” the Movie, Is Released, 1978 Features a Captain Kirk mask with spray paint, teased hair, and reshaped eye holes.

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Hooper/Point No Point Race Southern Maryland SA smsa.com Baltimore Harbor Leukemia Cup Baltimore City YA. bcya.com ‘Round the Lights Race Old Point Comfort YC. opcyc.org


First Person Uses the Internet, 1969 UCLA’s Charley Kline sent the first packets on “ARPANet” as he tried to connect to the Stanford Research Institute. The system crashed as he reached the “g” in “login”!


Grave Matters 7 and 8 p.m. St. Mary’s City, MD. Go back to 17th-century colonial life and see what happens after a person dies. stmaryscity.org


Fish Scales, Crushed Beetles, and Ants First Used To Make Lipstick, Bronze Age of Civilization; and at Least Two Residents of Buffalo, NY, Claim To Have Invented Buffalo-Style Chicken Wings, 1964

SMSA Fall Invitational smsa.com

Baltimore Harbor Fall Back Hosted by Rock Creek RA. rockcreekracing.org


Keep Sailing FUN While Adding the Safety of Reefing & Deploying the Mainsail from the Cockpit.

• Elegant Tapered Styling


ODU/HU Football Weekend Hampton (VA) Public Piers. downtownhampton.com

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Skipper’s Race Tred Avon YC’s 50-mile distance race. tayc.com

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Sultana Projects Downrigging Weekend Chestertown, MD. sultanaprojects.org


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Christopher Columbus Is Born, 1451 Halloween mostlydead.com Hobart “Hobie” Alter Is Born Near Los Angeles, CA, 1933

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AYC Fall Series Saturdays. The first of the series will be a distance race, which is new for 2010.

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Good Old Boat Regatta cbyra.org

EYC One Design Regatta eastportyc.org GSA Frigid Digit Series cbyra.org

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where we by Kim Couranz

Hot and Tarred


ow that it’s September, my fingers thanks to the sunscreen and ballcap, I never But as hot as it was, we weren’t the only are crossed that summer’s heat and got sunburned. And the 90-degree Penones out on the water or on the beaches. humidity are fading. Because, boy, sacola Bay water didn’t offer much relief. The response to the Deepwater Horizon/ it sure has been a thick summer. BP oil spill is, pardon the pun, Apparently, I couldn’t a well-oiled machine. Vessels get enough of it. I competed of opportunity, the privately in the U.S. Sailing Singleowned boats that BP has conhanded Championships out of tracted to support the response Pensacola YC in mid-August. efforts through skimming and I thought I was prepared for boom operations, were a conlight air, hot temps, and potenstant stream of traffic through tially oily waters. the channel we took in and out Turns out, we had a nice of the yacht club. range of wind conditions (yes, I’d say for every one casual some very light, but also some boat heading out for a day on great hiking breeze) and directhe bay, there were six vessels tions that kept competitors in of opportunity leaving the harboth fleets—men in Lasers, bor. They were easy to identify, women in Laser Radials—on flying a special red, yellow, their toes. I did see a few small white, and black four-square patches, two feet by two feet, flag that looks like it is the reof “chocolate shake-like” oil sult of mating a U flag and an on the surface one day. And L flag. With their life jackets walking Pensacola Beach, the and often special protective outside of the barrier island gear (depending on their role Shade shelters for workers cleaning up Pensacola Beach, FL. that forms Pensacola Bay, we in the cleanup effort), crew on spotted a tarball—resembling those vessels were surely feeling a squished-flat chocolate gumthe heat. “Workers were out in the overwhelming heat, drop—every few meters. But no oily Work was under way on shore, often in full-body protective Tyvek suits, sheen covering the Bay; no mile-long too. To fully restore the ecosystem, trails of crude crossing the race course to hand-pick the beaches clean of tarballs.” workers assess which areas to clean by any stretch of the imagination. first and determine how best to clean But the heat—oh golly. You know them. Workers were out in the overit’s bad when the National Weather Service Coated in SPF 70 and covered in silkwhelming heat, often in full-body protecissues an Extreme Heat Warning, their weight, light-colored Patagonia Capilene tive Tyvek suits, to hand-pick the beaches most dramatic heat statement, for down (and sailing instruction-mandated life clean of tarballs. in Florida. I mean, those folks are used jacket; if that’s the case, why don’t race The road to a restored Gulf certainly to it being hot. You know it’s really bad committee and judges have to wear ‘em will be a long one. But by using science when the forecast heat index is (drum roll, too?) off I went to race. The race committo guide decisions and direct efforts, I do please) 120 degrees Fahrenheit. tee and support boats were well-stocked think we can get there. The Gulf is a big One day we sailed out in light air in a with well-iced water bottles and became place, and there are many, many places not heat so close, it made me claustrophobic. expert bottle-tossers over the course of the affected by the spill. For example, the Gulf The breeze was so hot—like a hair dryer— regatta. My routine was to drink a bottle of oysters and shrimp I enjoyed at a local resthat it often felt cooler in lulls, when the water before leaving the bed and breaktaurant on Pensacola Beach? Safe, thanks hot air wasn’t being pressed against us so fast. Drink a bottle of water while rigging. to rigorous testing. And tasty, thanks to aggressively. The sun was so hot that the Drink a bottle of water on sail out to the nature. ends of my thumbs and index fingers— race course. Get more water from the race About the Author: Kim Couranz lives and the only digits peeking out of my sailing committee. Drink a bottle of water during works in the Eastport section of Annapolis gloves—actually got slightly burned from race preps and before first race. Race. Pick and writes about life on the Chesapeake holding my black carbon tiller extension. up more water. Drink a bottle of water, Face feeling like it was being pricked all pour one over head, face, and down back of Bay. E-mail story ideas or questions to: kimcouranz@yahoo.com. over by needles from the heat; although neck to cool down. Repeat. 42 September 2010 SpinSheet


Chesapeake Rambler by Fred Miller

Gimme Back My



few years back, on an earlier boat, a bunch of us were cruising on the Eastern Shore with a crew of various friends and significant others. At the end of a fun mid-summer week that included anchorages in Shaw Bay on the Wye River and Hunting Creek on the Miles, a course was finally set for the comforts of home, a long hot shower, and some restaurant dining. But hours later, as we approached the mooring ball, a “helpful” guest, who for our purposes will remain nameless, unscrewed the shackle on the primary anchor rode, allowing a handful of expensive ground tackle, including perhaps 30 feet of chain, to go clattering, chattering over the bow roller and into the green waters of our protected little cove on Duvall Creek. All went silent on deck. A lot of eye contact, though not a word was said, but for a whispered expletive that started with “Oh” and the abject apologies of said guest. Once the mooring was secured, the brain trust convened. Now, there was no real emergency—we’d have time to think about this, but how to get that thang back up? The frustrating part was that we all knew roughly where the anchor and rode lay—in a more or less straight line along the course we’d held approaching the ball and in just 15 feet of water! If we could get hold of just one part, we’d have the rest. Now, this is usually the part of the story where somebody interrupts and says, “Hey, whine-chuh just go buy another one? Or make a claim, or whatever. Write it off and get on with your cruising. ‘Cause life is short.” Anyway, someone suggested dragging a lunch hook gently over the bottom, at Chesapeake Bay Sailing

90 degrees to the lay line, which we tried, using the dinghy. An hour later, all we had was the neighbors’ schadenfreude stares and a growing sense of frustration. Whatever we were hitting with the little Danforth wasn’t catching, except for the bottom. To make matters worse, we’d now likely messed up that straight-line layout of the chain rode as it lay beckoning, below. We needed a better tool. I remembered a little book on salvage I’d acquired—now gone, unreturned by the cretin who borrowed it—and located a diagram for a metal chain grapple. Fascinating in its simplicity, it looked like an anchor, with its long dragging shank and a cross-wise stock to set its fluke blades perpendicular to the bottom. But each fluke was a flat, pointed crescent: it would

slice across the bottom like a curved knife, capturing anything it crossed, but not digging in like an anchor. The good old days: a pencil drawing on the back of an envelope and a quick visit to Jeff Carter’s metal shop on Chester Avenue, where the old Hood sail loft used to be. The very next day, for the total price of two cases of Bud, tax included, I had my new weapon. Yeah, yeah, later that week, we pulled up that anchor and chain in about 10 minutes, after a zigzag path, pulling the grapple behind the dinghy. I can’t tell you what fun I’ve had with “Gorp” over the years. I’ve pulled up anchors. Sections of line. Hats. Hardware. Boathooks. A brassiere, once. But that original anchor and chain that went from totally lost to totally found; that’s my favorite. Oh, anchors. I will never forget a VHF radio exchange we overheard, at anchor, ironically, in the late 1970s. The charter business had just begun to take off, and service companies had yet to refine the criteria for who could take a boat out. “We’re gonna need another anchor,” whined the charter client from some point barely within radio range. The charter firm responded, “There were three aboard when you left on Tuesday.” “Right. That was three nights ago. We’ve used ‘em all.” About the Author: Fred Miller spends too much time working on his 41-foot ketch, Julie Marie. Past commodore of the Eastport YC, Miller enjoys reading and gazing vacantly at the pretty boats and the pretty waters. Contact him at fsmscribe@ verizon.net.

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Baltimore Beat by Aimée Poisson

Cruisin’ to “The Islands”


Maryland Department of the Environor the nautically inclined, typical wonder that Hart Miller is such a popular ment, Hart, and Miller Islands, a new weekends on the Chesapeake Bay are spot! The islands are an easy day sail from island has emerged. The imported dredge often characterized by expeditions on the Baltimore Inner Harbor as well as from materials are pumped into two carefully the family cruiser. For so many of us, the home ports from all adjacent rivers and managed “cells” and are closely managed weekend family cruise has become synonycreeks. Camp sites are available along the to allow for environmental stability. The mous with summer fun and rivals camping islands’ northern shore for a service charge trips and amusement parks for of $6. adventure and entertainment. Beyond the tranquility of Junior sailors Brendan We pack a cooler, load a vessel nature and a protected anchorBarger and Jack Roesner with a gaggle of griping kids, and age, Hart Miller presents even prepare for the annual Round Island Race just off escort the dogs down the dock, more recreational options to the beach at Hart Miller eagerly awaiting the moment that cruisers through access to the Island. Photo by Aimee we can turn off our phones and quiet nautical communities of Poisson/SpinSheet drop our dock lines. Indeed, the Edgemere, Essex, Middle River, weekend cruise is a Chesapeake and Bowley’s Quarters. These Bay tradition as familiar as a traflow-key bedroom communities fic backup at the Bay Bridge. offer temporary dockage and Once on the water, we all have waterfront dining. Numerous our favorite spots. Some of us dining locations with tranprefer to cozy up at the local masient slips or nearby anchorrina restaurant for drinks, while ages include Dock of the Bay in others search for a raft-up to join Edgemere and The Island View for an afternoon of gregarious Waterfront Café in Essex. Both shenanigans, and many more locations are quick dinghy rides seek a quiet tree-lined anchorfrom Hart Miller and offer food, age for a spell of silence and drinks, and live music. Further tranquility. Baltimore sailors find upriver, cruisers may enjoy the access to all three at the popular river views and atmosphere of cruising destination, Hart Miller Carson’s Creekside in Middle Island State Park. River. A favorite spot of tranFound about three quarters of sient sailors is the Riverwatch a mile from the mouth of Back Restaurant and Marina, which River, Hart Miller Island State overlooks a 110-slip marina and Park is the Upper Bay’s premiere is known locally for its fun nightclub “The islands are an easy day sail cruising destination. Originally a atmosphere on weekends. Bowley’s from the Baltimore Inner Harbor as Quarters can also boast the neighthree-island chain, Hart, Miller, and Pleasure Islands formed a protective borhood hotspot, the Wild Duck well as from home ports from barrier around Hawk Cove forming a Café, located at Maryland Marina. all adjacent rivers and creeks.” sheltered but windy inlet favored by Sailors who are interested in dinghy sailors and watermen. Hisseeing more of Hart Miller Island resulting mudflats, which comprise the torically, Pleasure Island was once home to may enjoy the Annual Round the Island majority of the island’s acreage, provide an amusement park and could be accessed Race, hosted by the Baltimore County by a wooden bridge, which was washed out the perfect habitat for migrating shorebirds SC September 19. With classes for JY 15 and waterfowl. These mudflats are borin a storm that destroyed the park in the dinghies and Portsmouth handicaps, this dered by coastal forests, sandy beaches, and popular event is in its 14th year. The course 1960s. tidal marshes. In 1977, the islands were acquired by leads sailor all the way around the 244-acre On summer weekends the protective the State of Maryland to be used as a island in a single race format, allowing for northern shore is a favored anchorage of containment facility for dredge material outstanding views and enjoyment of this from the Baltimore Inner Harbor. Through Baltimoreans seeking an escape from urban unique cruise and recreation venue. bustle. Hundreds of boats sit in a commuthe cooperative efforts of the Department About the Author: Aimée Poisson is the of Natural Resources, the Port Administra- nal anchorage in the protective lee of Hart director of the Baltimore County SC. Send Miller, while playing music, swimming, tion, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore and Upper Bay story ideas to fishing, and enjoying the view. It’s no Maryland Environmental Service, and the aimee@bcsailing.org. 44 September 2010 SpinSheet


Molly’s Mast

by Andy Schell

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Mears Marina in Annapolis, just upstream from the boatyard where I met her. Ernie’s two-year project was to replace his mast, from the aluminum extrusion and wire rigging right on down to the mast tangs and the bolts that hold them in place. I watched him in the evenings re-assemble everything piece by piece, patiently completing the work with surgical precision. When it came time for Ernie to paint the bottom in preparation for launching (which is happening as I write this paragraph), I felt a tinge of jealousy as I glanced at Arcturus’ disassembled state, wondering when my interior is going to be livable, never mind when the boat will float again. I returned to Arcturus today around lunchtime, and Ernie was still at it, the new mast resting on Molly’s deck, while he installed the standing rigging and halyards. For the better part of the summer, I’ve been working at Southbound Cruising Services as a yacht rigger, so I was particularly interested in Ernie’s project and offered to lend him a hand. Working essentially as a rigger’s apprentice under Mike, Craig, and Jordan at Southbound all summer has given me invaluable skills and wonderful

resources for fitting out my boat for our planned trans-Atlantic next summer. I wanted to pay it forward to Ernie by helping him with his rig. We tested the new lights Ernie installed, turned on the VHF to confirm that the antenna was hung correctly, and fastened the upper shrouds in place in preparation for stepping the mast. We got another hand from a man named Howard, who owns an old wooden Chesapeake deadrise, also on the hard in Eastport. Ernie and I lifted the mast onto our shoulders and with the hinged step in place, began walking it up. Howard grasped the forestay, securing it from the bow, and with one smooth arc, Molly’s new rig stood upright. I would never have met Ernie except for the lines of his Molly. I’m a sucker for pretty boats. Molly was aesthetically pleasing, not a wrong line on her, and she drew me in. And usually the pretty boats have interesting owners. Ernie and I struck up a conversation the minute I saw him set to work. Before hauling Arcturus, we had the rig pulled in anticipation of some serious upgrading.

Serendipitously, Ernie’s old mast was nearly the same size as my flimsy mizzenmast, only decidedly beefier. When he offered to let Arcturus have it, I was thrilled. Ever since we’ve bought the boat, I’ve looked at our mizzen with apprehension, wondering how it would hold up in a North Atlantic gale. I think subconsciously I knew it wouldn’t, and somehow that mysterious energy led to Ernie hauling his boat out right next to mine and just happening to have a mast that would fit. Mia and I continue the work on Arcturus as the summer rolls along. Ernie should by now be motoring back to his slip at Mears, his shiny new rig standing tall and proud from the deck of his beautiful Molly. Because the world works in mysterious ways, Ernie will, with any luck, be receiving a photo of his old mast, almost exactly a year from now, with the Old City Stockholm skyline in the background. I hope it makes him smile. About the Author: A professional sailor and freelance writer, Andy Schell and his fiancé Mia have been refitting Arcturus for a 2011 trans-Atlantic to Sweden. fathersonsailing.com

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The Savvy Skipper: Skippers Who Would Yield If They Could by Captain Bob Cerullo

ou can’t sail a boat for any length of time before you run into a boater who either doesn’t know the rules of navigation or simply doesn’t care. There are lots of people like that out on the water, so it’s easy to become angry and impatient with vessels that will not yield to your right of way. However, there are times when what appears to be a defiant act by a skipper is not that at all. This could happen when the vessel in question has lost power or steering. This is known as a vessel “Not Under Command” or NUC.


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The captain of a vessel with a deep draft is forced to stay in water that is deep enough to operate without going aground. In that instance, the vessel is said to be “constrained by draft.” During the day, this vessel should display a black cylinder. At night, the lights in addition to her regular masthead, side and stern lights show three all-around red lights. The easy way to remember this situation is, “Three Reds in a Row—No Clearance Below.” It is the savvy skipper who, when he or she encounters a vessel that seems to be knowingly violating the basic rules of navigation, takes a moment to check the day marker or lights. The vessel in question might be in trouble, working, or trying to keep from going aground.

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Sailing Is Hard (That’s Why It’s Good)


by Nicholas Hayes

I sail with teachers. My wife (who et’s say your dimwitted former the experience the next time. We do these manages the pit), our headsail trimmer, room-mate, who owes you $500, things whether racing, gunkholing, or just and one of our bow crew are all teachers. calls and says, “Dude, I’m at the bombing around. I’m sure you do many airport; how do I get to your house?” You Teachers make great sailing mates, partly of the same things, and you may do much because they have summers off. They also give him simple instructions, such as, “Go more. understand how people learn. We often west on I-70” and “Turn left on Main.” The point is that it is possible to ofHe parks himself on your couch, inhales apply best classroom practices to sailing fer an ideal environment for developing six slices of your pizza, naps, and then asks as a team, so that every member can learn confidence, building skills, and mastering to borrow $100. sailing’s comYou hem and plexities, but it “Sailing is dynamic with every moment potentially differhaw but oblige, requires more and he leaves. than rote steps. ent from the previous or the next. It’s an exercise in free-form Simple is as Most important adaptability, best guesses, and finesse…” simple gets. is the creation of Sailing isn’t real free space in simple. Done which all can learn well, it might be among the most complex and achieve. We have pre-sail, goal-setting and solve problems collaboratively and pastimes we might select. True, almost chats. We swap roles routinely. We chalindependently, with optional guidance and anyone can learn to tail a winch, raise a lenge newcomers to learn one new skill support when needed. I like to describe mainsail, or tie a figure-eight knot. But in and then another. We ask natural leaders it as mentor-led immersion; like learning concert with others over long periods of to step up, share, and then let go. And a language by moving to the country of time, sailing takes more than basic instruc- we debrief afterward to answer questions origin, but having someone who speaks tion. It takes an environment. and share new ideas. Then we build on your tongue available in a pinch. It takes 50 September 2010 SpinSheet


work to make and keep something like this going, but it’s worth it for everyone. I’ve written extensively about why we shouldn’t try to “sell” sailing as simple or easy, because it’s not. Research shows that sailing schools or clubs that promise “easy” often run into trouble keeping their students for more than a few sessions. So-called “keep-it-simple-stupid” super-structured curricula fall short on four dimensions: • It’s the same thing, over and over. • It doesn’t provide a compelling vision to engage students in the long haul. • After a while, it isn’t interesting to the instructors. • It doesn’t provide the free space where trial and error and creativity matter most. As a rule, sailing is dynamic with every moment potentially different from the previous or the next. It’s an exercise in free-form adaptability, best guesses, and finesse informed by past experience and better judgment. But alas, sailing has been organized in an attempt to try to make it easy. We’ve positioned it against other easy things such as video games and bingo, and in doing so, we’ve made it disposable, and even boring. Many sailing programs have gone wildly overboard in terms of structure. Youth sailing is often about repetition and routine, since the only long-range vision is an Olympic berth where lottery probabilities apply. For adults, a sailing class is often a shrouded pitch to “get you into your own boat,” so it’s more about simple gear and just-enough instruction. Talented sailing instructors are often stuck teaching the same thing year after year after year on the same boats, with the same sails, and at the same time every day. And very few people are sailing for the sake of sailing. How often, for example, have you seen sailing school boats on the water in the middle of the night? It’s time to break every one of these paradigms. Step one is to just go sailing and take your friends. Step two: consider volunteering at your club or center to create new, innovative offers that celebrate the complexity of sailing. Here are some great new ideas brewing around the country: • Toddler sailing: Put parents and kids from ages two to five in boats together. • Night passages: Share the magic of sailing all night long. • Destination racing: Instead of racing around plastic buoys, race to places Chesapeake Bay Sailing

and include shoreside skills as a race element. • Rebuild to own or share: Donated boats refitted by teen/parent teams become the boats of the refitters or part of a shared fleet. • Different boat every day: dinghies to keelboats to multihulls to sportboats all in one program. Think these ideas might be impossible? Can’t insure them? Can’t convince the board? Can’t find the volunteers? Not the way you’ve always done it? Not sanctioned? Sure, change is hard, and that’s the point.

Sailing is hard too, but it’s within reach, and it’s always worth it. Let’s say your room-mate calls again. This time, you’re ready. You give him a choice: he can work off his debt by mowing, weeding, and painting for a month, or you will see him in court. The right thing to do is often the hard thing to do. About the Author: Concerned about the decline of sailing and other life pastimes, Milwaukee, WI-based sailor Nicholas Hayes wrote Saving Sailing—now available in an Amazon Kindle version (savingsailing.com).

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, t f a r C ee r h T , s y a D t h g i E n u F f o d a o and a Boatl e

by Beth Crabtre


would it come back naturally? I pushed s sailors, we share a common sense my lingering concerns aside as I received a of accomplishment in harnessing quick refresher on rigging the simple boat. the wind for our enjoyment. One What a joy to prepare an uncompliweek this summer, I had the pleasure of cated craft—I was out sailing in no time, sailing on three different types of boats. I and my worries were cast aside as I enjoyed reconnected with a dinghy, raced on a big the simplistic peace of being alone on the boat, and sailed on a 19th-century replica; water under sail. While I all experiences that reinforced my perception that sailing and sailors SpinSheet are special whether the photographer Dan thor The au ack Phelps catches boat is big or small, es b o g a glimpse of the roots old or new, racing or to her s a author on the rail ail s d n a cruising, alone or with at the start of her h off Sunfis in first overnight race h others. a beac

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from Annapolis to Solomons in July.

While I was vacationing in beautiful Southwest Florida, the air was warm and the sun was hot; the water was invitingly blue and refreshing. I decided to join the local sailing club, so I could sail off the beach. After completing the necessary paperwork and proficiency test, I was cleared to make use of the small fleet of boats. I chose to take out a Sunfish. I hadn’t sailed one since I was in college more than 20 years ago. In fact, it had been more than 20 years since I had sailed on any boat smaller that a J/22. As I walked to the beach, a few unwelcome and nagging doubts crept into my mind. Was I really still nimble enough for a dinghy? It had been a long time since I had boarded a boat from waist-deep water. Had I become spoiled by relying on a motor should wind conditions become unfavorable? And while I knew theoretically how to right a Sunfish, 52 September 2010 SpinSheet



love the camaraderie and team work of a big boat, I’d forgotten the tranquil, rhythmic sound of the water lapping at the side of the hull. I loved being in such close proximity to the water that I could reach out and touch it, in contrast to the big boats on which I only get wet from spray over the bow (or worse, rain). I did purposely capsize twice, and I am happy to report that righting the boat came back easily, just like riding a bike. One at a time, several of my children joined me, and I remembered why a dinghy is such a good teaching boat; it is so easy to

feel the interaction between the sails, tiller, and weight on the boat. Reconnecting with the Sunfish reminded me why I loved to sail as a teenager, and it brought back that time when life felt like a series of new experiences. I would be lucky to tap into that feeling again later in the week.

Expand to an Overnight Race

After reaching back into the sailing adventures of my youth, I was about to expand my repertoire of sailing experiences. I had committed to crew on what I think can fairly be called a serious big boat race, the 30th annual Solomons Island Invitational Regatta. This overnight race on the Bay begins on Friday evening on the waters off the host club, Eastport YC. Although it was typically hot and humid, the weather was expected to be favorable for the 54-mile course. This would be my first experience night sailing. I had heard all the usual war stories of encounters with freighters in the shipping channel in the dead of night, sudden nighttime thunderstorms requiring sail changes with only streaks of lightning for illumination, and near misses with channel markers and fishing nets. I wondered how I would stay awake all night. As bowman, after completing my jobs at the start line and a few subsequent tacks, I settled in, and we headed south with sustained winds of about 15 knots for most of the trip. In the middle of the night, two of us put the battens in the number three, as the wind seemed to be building. A sail spinsheet.com

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change was under consideration, but the wind never climbed above the 20-plus knots requisite for our smaller foresail. I came back to the cockpit and took my turn watching for boat traffic and buoys under the genoa. We watched beautiful lightning shows in the sky to the north and south, yet above us we gazed at the Big and Little Dippers, Orion the Hunter with his famous belt, and the Milky Way. Below us, and on either side of the hull, phosphorescent jelly fish churned up by our keel glowed like hundreds of green underwater flashlights. Staying awake proved to be easy. The adrenaline, good conversation, and work of sailing the boat kept Mister Sandman at bay. We finished at 3:38 a.m., a respectable time for us; although we did not win our class. After we docked and cleaned up the boat, and just as the sun was beginning to light up the eastern sky, I fell asleep on a pile of sails padded by a blanket, knowing I had one more sailing adventure awaiting me in just a few days’ time.

I am fortunate to live in the midst of many, many talented and capable sailors who are not only passionate about sailing, but also passionate about growing the sport and teaching the next generation. In this vein, a few dedicated individuals at the National Sailing Hall of Fame brought two replicas of 19th century Sandbaggers to Annapolis. Sandbaggers brought oysters to market in New York City in the late 1800s. The boats, Bull and Bear, are spending the summer docked downtown for philanthropic and educational opportunities. I was fortunate to be extended an invitation for a ride. I chose to forgo my usual crew duties for the Annapolis YC Wednesday night series, as I surmised that this could be a once in a lifetime opportunity. Besides, I was having a fabulous week of sailing, so it felt appropriate. When I arrived, the volunteers were welcoming and the other guests were congenial. The crew was extremely knowl-

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the atmosphere on the docks, even when there are very large crowds on those docks and long lines to board boats. Is there rudeness and ugly behavior? Hardly. Take off your shoes, remember where you put them, smile at your first whiff of new-boat smell, take a brochure, pop it into your plastic sack—and smile some more. Why not? I was one of the men in the crowds five and six deep patiently standing before the long booth of Defender Industries when I came to the show with a new sailing companion (who would turn out to be a super bluewater voyager who never got seasick). Year after year, we came down from Manhattan, where we lived, for four and five days of the show. We were gradually building to the purchase of a new boat, asking questions, listening to vendors explain and demonstrate and take things apart, and drinking in the show as if it were an enchanted place. The West Marine catalogue seemed a sacred text, full of magical formulas. It was a world of possibilities, of good things to come. No wonder people seemed happy. To be sure, there are tire-kickers, but not many, Nardo says. He holds up one hand, thumb and forefinger separated by a half inch. But most of the people Nardo sees “have some sailing experience or are with friends who have,” lending a spirit of camaraderie to the atmosphere.

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Because the show is squeezed into a compact space, the atmosphere, at least when rain is not pouring down, resembles a gay street fair in a small and delightful village: banners and flags flying, folks ambling along, barbeque smells in the air. That it is surrounded by artifacts of a colonial seaport adds an ingredient that is a powerful aphrodisiac to sailors who, like me, had the books of New England’s great sailorhistorian Samuel Eliot Morison aboard and to whom the lovely colonial seaports of Stonington and Nantucket, Newport and Edgartown were reason enough to spend a summer or two or three cruising in New England. (And the Chesapeake, too: Why not Oxford and Chestertown?) I would think these feelings are widely shared. Sailboats—or at least some of them—are things of beauty and sailing has an aesthetic element that meshes with a certain bookishness. There is a cerebral component to this affair. Not all is la-la land; the people in the business of satisfying those hopes and dreams come to the show as they would a national trade convention, which is part of the show’s importance. Boatbuilders bring

their newest models, which other builders and designers come to see and study. (Used boats are not sold in the show.) The show has achieved a critical mass: it is “the place” for the professionals of all sorts in the business to be in October, says Paul Jacobs, the show’s general manager. “There is a lot of business being done behind the scenes,” says Nardo, who works for Annapolis Yacht Sales, a dealer of Beneteau. The boatbuilder, whose South Carolina plant produces more sailboats than any other in the United States, holds its national dealers meeting at the show and will bring in 25 to 35 dealers and their sales and service staffs, some 100 to 115 people, says Michael Lecholop, sales vice president of Beneteau USA. Leading the group will be president Wayne Burdick and top officials from the French parent company, including the chairman. Beneteau will have 14 boats at the show, up from 10 last year. There will be many new ones, including 58- and 50-footers and several of the First series. As for the show, “Nothing can compare to it,” Lecholop says. The company has been holding its dealer meeting in An-

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napolis for the past 20 years, he says, and it provides an opportunity to get a feel for prospects for the coming year (as well as the important schmoozing and socializing). As Jobson, notes, the show’s fall date fits nicely into the business cycle of the industry. Sailors, too, come from all over. Unlike the Newport, RI, show in September and others on the West Coast, says Jobson, Annapolis has a national draw. Several vendors who keep logs of their visitors confirm this; Tony Correa, who sells his nautical jewelry in Newport and Annapolis says this makes a big difference in the audience and is one reason why sales volume in Annapolis is higher. Correa, as it happens, is Exhibit A why the show has an institutional feel; if you came in the 1980s and returned next year, you would not need much help to find his booth. You will find Correa at Space 5, Tent C, which he has rented ever since the first show in 1970. (Along with his son, Andrew, who started off at the show in a playpen at the back of the booth.) “I was the first to sign up then,” he says. Vendors prefer to keep the same spaces, and the show tries to accommodate

them, says Jacobs. “They treat them as sort of an inheritance,” Nardo says. If there is a guy comfortable with tradition, Correa is it. His sailboat is

Even the crews who help set up the show, erecting tents, driving forklifts, and putting up signs and those who man it, taking tickets, and checking wristbands and the like, are members of an odd and fraternal tradition. According to owner Ed Hartman and Jacobs, they are mostly sailors or former sailors living nearby or cruising liveaboards who work the show as part of their seasonal migration south. (Some also work at the Bay Bridge Boat Show on Kent Island in the spring on esides our top priority at the show—getting their way north.) They return year after SpinSheet into the hands of every show year, Hartman says. “Hard workers and attendee—SpinSheet staffers will be manning smart.” Jacobs entered show manageour regular booth, F6, right along Ego Alley, ment this way: cruising with his wife answering reader questions, giving restaurant and children, he stopped to work for suggestions and directions, giving out SpinSheet boat shows to fill the cruising kitty and tattoos, and quite thoroughly enjoying the beaustayed on. tiful fall weather. Please stop by and say hello! The show is deeply rooted in Annapolis and its evolution as a sailing center after World War II. Wood, the Maine-built of wood (Noeta, for “No founder, who died in 2003, achieved great estimated time of arrival.”) He drives an success with his Annapolis Sailing School, Austin-Healey. Not just any old Austinbuilt Rainbow 24s, many of which are still Healey, but model 100M. (Aficionados used by the school, and with the help of a will understand.) And he feels compelled to friend who organized trade shows, came include in his catalogue of elegant jewelry up with the innovation of displaying boats an equally elegant compass for mounting in the water. An early investor was Wood’s on the overhead in the captain’s berth. lawyer, the late Bennett Crain, whose law

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Eye On the Bay By Molly Winans

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n a recent, 98-degree day trip to St. Michaels, while sitting at the cool coffeehouse, St. Michaels Perk (at 402 S. Talbot Street), I struck up a conversation with two women from Northern Virginia. One of them said to me, “I hear there are no malls around here. Is there anything to do here?” I asked if she had been to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. She said no. I asked if she had any interest in taking a sailboat ride or a ride on a passenger cruise boat that does daily tours of the Miles River. One of them got seasick, so again, the answer was no. I ran out of suggestions. When they say they have a working boatyard at CBMM, they’re not kidding. Here is a skipjack renovation underway.

The charm of St. Michaels lies in its leisurely pace, not in its variety of stimulation. If you don’t like to stroll with an ice cream cone, take boat rides, learn about maritime history, or sit on a bench and look at the water, there’s not much to do besides eat, drink, and nap. The shops—bustling on weekends and in summertime—and their high-end wares and tourist trinkets are evidence that more and more people flock to St. Michaels every year for their dose of not-much-to-do. It’s a wonderfully relaxing, pretty town. A tip for those of us who crave breaks from malls and our fast-paced lives, St. Michaels is even quieter in the fall and winter as well as any time during the week. Some suggestions about how to spend your time:

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

This 18-acre park along the waterfront of St. Michaels grows more interesting and dynamic every year and is brimming with ways to spend a day: interactive permanent and rotating exhibits, historic vessels, a working boatyard, a screwpile-style lighthouse set up as if a light keeper were living there, a fantastic view of the Miles River, park benches in which to soak it in, and a museum store—through which you must walk in order to exit, making it tough to resist its nautical books and unique gifts. Two special exhibits in the Steamship Building are of particular interest to Bay sailors: “A Rising Tide in the Heart of the Chesapeake” with

photos by David Harp and text and video narration by Tom Horton and “Lasting Reflections of Feuchter and Castelli—Two Centuries of the Chesapeake.” Go see them while you can.

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Eastern Shore Brewing—The only microbrewery on the Eastern Shore. Tasting room open seven days a week. (410) 745-8010, easternshorebrewing.com St. Michaels Winery—We love the log canoe-inspired label. (410) 745-0808, stmichaels-winery.com (Both places are within walking distance of the historic district and within a stone’s throw of each other.)

Where the Locals Eat

All of us can look up crab houses in restaurant guides, but we wanted to get the real scoop from the locals in town about where visiting sailors might want to eat and relax. This is what we learned: Ava’s Pizzeria and Wine Bar—This is the place every local we met recommended. Find it at 409 South Talbot Street. (410) 745- 3081, avaspizzeria.com Rupert’s Bar and Tea Room—Welcoming atmosphere and music and swing dancing on Friday and Saturday nights. Find it at 407 S. Talbot St. (410) 745-9090 208 Talbot—We’ve long known it as a good fine dining establishment, we just found out that recently, they started serving the best burgers in town and spiked milkshakes. You can eat at the bar, which sometimes in our sailing gear, seems appropriate. Find it at 208 North Talbot St. 208talbot.com St. Michaels Crab and Steak House—Locals and tourists all like this place. Find it at 305 Mulberry St. (410) 745-3737, stmichaelscrabhouse.com

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Arriving by Boat

As long as you’re not in the channel, you may anchor just outside of St. Michaels. It seems redundant to visit St. Michaels by sailboat to visit a CBMM exhibit about the evolution of recreational sailing on the Bay, but we highly recommend it--especially if we get a September heat wave. It’s a cool place in more ways than one.

The view from the top of the lighthouse looking down the creek in St. Michaels.

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What’s Going on This Fall?

September 4—13th Annual Boat Auction at CBMM September 11—The Boating Party at CBMM, 6-10 p.m. September 24-26—Concourse d’Elegance: Classic Cars and Vintage Boats October 2—Mid-Atlantic Small Boat Festival November 6—Oysterfest More information on these events available at cbmm.org

Once the functioning lighthouse at Hoopers Island, this cottage-style screwpile structure is now set up as it used to be when a lightkeeper lived there as part of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. The exhibit is interactive, so kids of all ages can open the dresser drawers and cabinets to find more details about how lightkeepers lived. Photos by Molly Winans/SpinSheet

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Fall Friends

t’s that time of year. The time when our calendar fills with cocktail hours and breakfast dates with total and complete strangers. We find each other in many ways. Evening dinghy rides around the anchorage by our marina, blog gawkers who e-mail to ask about living aboard, or fellow sailing and cruising forum regulars who want to chat all things catamarans.

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identify flags from afar, and we can tell the longtime salty cruisers from the ones just heading out on their maiden voyage. We all like to play guess the catamaran. Being multihull geeks, we all call out from a distance the make we think that cat is, and then circle closer to see who was right. Inevitably, if the dinghy is trailing behind the two hulls we call out a hello, and it begins. More often

It’s always better when we’re together. Photo by Al Schreitmueller/ SpinSheet

Whatever the case may be, it doesn’t matter that we’ve never met or may never meet again; what matters is that we share the love of travel under sail. It’s a tradition for our family, just tooling around the creek by dinghy, checking out the boats that have come from here and there. We 62 September 2010 SpinSheet

than not we’re invited aboard. We compare rigs and layouts and ports of call shared. We tell them the code to our marina laundry room and offer rides to the grocery store. They offer drinks and appetizers. If there are kids aboard, plans are most definitely made. We swap boat cards, exchange blogs, and share cruising lore. spinsheet.com

That’s how we met the Brazilian family of osprey. We helped her trouble-shoot her dinghy five who had a sister catamaran to ours. Three outboard, and she gave us the name of a good gorgeous teenagers and an equally lovely mom place to get a new stack pack. And that was the and dad plus salty pup, all on a St. Francis 44. last we saw of her. A fun-loving, tightly-knit family fresh from their And there was the one fellow who brought homeport south of Rio de Janeiro and ready to his dink up to our marina from the anchorage to seize the world. They told us some sordid tales walk his dog. After some small talk, it ends up of the woman who once owned our boat. They we’ve cruised to some of the same obscure ports laughed away the near-miss the dad had with in Cuba. The next thing I know, I am handing their renegade wind generator that came loose “One fellow brought his dink up to our marina from the somewhere between South America and the anchorage to walk his dog… The next thing I know, I am Chesapeake, and they handing him my car keys so he can run his errands. That’s gifted our son with an official Brazilian soccer just how we roll in the cruising community.” ball. Next thing we knew, they were off, and three years later, after circling the globe, they’re back in Brazil, still in touch him my car keys so he can run his errands the and wondering when our son will visit and play next day. That’s just how we roll in the cruising some soccer. community. It’s also how we met Judy, an intrepid singleMy husband is always the one setting up hander who decided to keep going on her large a rendezvous with folks from various sailing multihull even after her husband became too sick forums. One wants to know about South African to sail. He’s at home recuperating; she’s pressing cats, one is a young family about to move aboard onward undaunted. She had us over for potluck and start cruising, and some are just wondering and talked into the wee hours about everything what this whole sailing lifestyle is really all about. from public education to welding, to nurturing There was the couple who sat in our salon last fall tomato plants onboard to the mating patterns of telling us about the catamaran they just put an

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Whether they find each other by poking around the anchorage or meeting online in a cruising forum, sailors find each other in Annapolis and spend quite a bit of time swapping salty tales in the cockpit. Photo by Cindy Wallach

offer on out in San Diego, CA. He was an underwater photographer for the Marine Corps, and she was a stay-at-home mom to an adorable four-year-old boy. When they left, we looked at each other and said, “Yeah, they’ll make it. They’ll go cruising, no problem.” As of this month, they are in

the Sea of Cortez living the life and having a ball. Another young family looked us up last fall, nervous dad trying to put on a brave face about this crazy cruising idea and young mom even more nervous with three kids under three to chase doing her

level best to seem supportive. We answered questions, showed them around, talked boats, and never heard from them again. It’s not for everyone, this floating life. And this fall is the meeting of the cruising bloggers. The Chesapeake is a major intersection for sailors making their way south or north. You almost can’t avoid it. Reading cruising blogs is weekly brain candy for me, and I have gotten to “know” many folks who are gearing up and heading out this season. The Canadian couple who used to run a martial arts studio and spend as much time working out aboard as they do working on the boat will be passing through any day now on their way to a full-time cruising lifestyle. And the sweet family with two little girls on a 30-footer doing a summer cruise should be showing up in our creek on their way north from the Florida Keys to their new home in Maine. We’ve all gotten to know each other through the electronic diary that is the blogosphere, and that common love of the sailing life and convenient geography will result in some dinners and long conversations and swapping of salty tales that will forge new “real life” friendships. That’s one of the reasons fall is my favorite time of year.


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tertainment gear. To me, music onboard is essential. I love to sing when I’m working in the galley, and I like to set the mood at anchor and underway. Most charter boats now have stereos with a USB port, so bring your MP3 player, and have your playlists ready to go. When I’m not torturing my crew with my vocalizations, I love to read. Before I had my Kindle, I’d bring along a halfdozen paperback books that can be left behind at the charter base for other sailors; hardcovers are just too heavy. Even if I don’t read much on the boat, a long day of air travel to and from our destination can easily consume an entire book. Finally, both Rick and I bring journals to record memories of our trip. Whether or not you bring (or use) your smart phone is a matter of personal preference or need; however, I find a handheld VHF radio essential for local communication. All charter boats have a VHF radio installed below decks, but when you need to communicate to people in the dinghy or onshore, having a handheld radio is very

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convenient. Whether or not bringing a portable GPS is a matter of debate. Most charter areas have simple line-of-sight navigation, and some charter boats are equipped with GPS (and in Maine, with radar and a chart plotter), so it’s not strictly necessary. However, if you want to load your waypoints in advance, bring your own GPS. Keeping all of these electronic goodies going requires a means of re-charging, so be sure to bring along the chargers for each of them. I also carry a small inverter that can be plugged into the boat’s 12-volt cigarette lighter; some have multiple outlets, which makes charging all of these powerhungry devices easier. At the low-tech end of the spectrum, we always bring along a rigging knife or a Leatherman multi-tool. While this necessitates checking luggage, it has always come in handy for those small but inevitable repairs or for tangled lines. We also bring along some line; you never know when you might need to secure a grill or breeze booster. I usually carry a handful of clothespins; charter boats never have enough, and they are useful for hanging wet towels on the lifelines, closing opened bags of chips, or holding papers together. With water sports comes moisture. In addition to gallon-sized zipper bags for protecting cash and cameras, we bring along at least one dry bag for ferrying clothing, towels, and books from dinghy to beach. Having made many undignified attempts to climb into a dinghy at a snorkel spot, I now bring along dinghy steps that take up little space, but save a great deal of embarrassment. While most charter companies offer guests use of snorkel gear, the thought of using a shared snorkel or an ill-fitting mask doesn’t appeal to me, so I bring my own. But I’m happy to leave the space-consuming fins at home. I also find swim noodles very versatile, for uses ranging from flogging crew to staying afloat while bathing off the stern; inflatable ones take up minimal luggage space. Because so much time onboard is spent in the cockpit, and few charter boats have decent cockpit lighting, bringing a string of LED lights or even a few glow sticks can help brighten matters. They are also useful in distinguishing your boat from others in a dark and crowded anchorage, increas-

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Cruising Club Notes Let’s Give Them Something To Talk About


hen our clubs aren’t discussing the weather, they are talking about their sailing buddies… but in a good way. This month is packed with intriguing tales of evening cruises, survival stories, awesome raft-ups and rendezvous, cruises to hot spots on the Bay and beyond, rambunctious racing, DelMarVa circumnavigating, good-deed-doing, Labor Day plans, festival festivities, and more. Join the fun. By September 10, send your Club Notes, Directory updates, and English licorice allsorts to ruth@spinsheet.com.

CCSC’s Tom Flynn enjoys quite a quintessential Bay sunset on the Magothy.



ike everyone else on the Bay, Hunter SA (HSA) sailors are looking forward to an end to what seemed to be endless summer heat waves. With the theme of Bahamian music, cuisine, and dress, the Bahama Mama Raft-Up starts in the Rhode River on Saturday of Labor Day weekend by the sand bar that was once High Island. During the Saturday festivities, we choose Sunday night’s anchorage. September 24 brings the night sail from the Choptank “7” to Plaindealing Creek and a Saturday day sail on the Choptank and dinner in Cambridge, MD. If you sail a Hunter and want to join our events, come on out and hail HSA-1 on VHF Channel 78 (hsa1.org). —by Carl Reitz HSA members had both Baltimore and Chicago home run balls fly over their second row seats as the White Sox squeaked by the Orioles at Camden Yards this August. The weather was picture perfect. Photo by Carl Reitz

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hesapeake Corinthian Sailing Club (CCSC) sailors loved seeing the full moon July 26. Cynthia and Duncan MacDonald and Barbara and Dick Callis joined Adrian and Tom Flynn on In Like Flynn II to watch the sun set and the moon rise near the mouth of the Magothy River (above). It was a perfect evening—good friends, fine food, and breathtaking scenery. September brings a half-week cruise to Annapolis and the South River during the full moon. CCSC is a small sailing club with dozens of activities throughout the year, including weekend cruises and raftups (tomandadrian90@gmail.com). —by Adrian Flynn


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es, like everybody else, Singles on Sailboats (SOS) got thoroughly baked on our July cruises. We’ll have a threeday cruise over Labor Day weekend (September 4-6), with some going to the Magothy and others going to the Choptank, with second destinations at the skipper’s discretion. After a day sail September 8, September 11-12 bring the “Back to School Cruise” to the Rhode River. And then there’s the “Almost Fall Cruise” to Hopkins Creek (Middle River) September 18-19. September SOS Happy hours will be held in McClean, VA; Radnor, PA; Baltimore; Bethesda, MD; Wilmington, DE; Rockville, MD; Washington, DC; Philadelphia, PA; and Annapolis. All single crew interested in going sailing, single skippers looking for crew, and any single interested in learning about the sport are encouraged to attend, meet some of our members, and learn about the benefits of being a member (singlesonsailboats.org).—by Alex Doyle 68 September 2010 SpinSheet


Raft-Up on Ridout

hen Deborah Gail, Mama Crane, Obsession, Opti Mystique, Perseverance, and Pharmasea from Sailing Chavurah (below) rafted up Ridout Creek off Whitehall Bay, it was like going back in time to a far away place… Lots of trees, quiet, and few houses. Quite a tranquil spot, even when we started the 60s party, featuring Beatles, Doo-Wop, and great music from a time when we were growing up. The 60s type of food included Little Tavern Hamburgers, green bean casserole, with mushroom soup and fried onion rings on top, and Rice Krispy squares… What memories! Everyone had a ton of fun and a wonderful sail home. Next up is the West River cruise with a Western theme (sailingchavurah. com). —by Julien Hofberg

Here’s one of the nettle-free zones during Sailing Chavurah’s raft-up on Ridout Creek.



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niversal Sailing Club (USC) sailors (right) participated in the August 9 Chesapeake Black Boaters rendezvous at Herrington Harbour Marina. The event draws together members of black boaters’ groups on the Chesapeake Bay, including De Boaters, the Neptune YC, the Seafarers YC, and USC. It features a luau and seminars during which USC members spoke about safety afloat and chartering for fun and profit. We also enjoyed a Summer Beach Bash at Sandy Point State Park August 28 (universalsailingclub.org). —by Baxter Smith


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lerion Express 28 (AE28) Chesapeake Bay Fleet members and guests are looking forward to an afternoon of casual racing on the Tred Avon River and talking Alerions over refreshments and dinner during the 2010 Rendezvous September 25. Mears Yacht Haven on Town Creek in Oxford will serve as the base for the day’s activities. Sailing in the company of other AE28s (or racing for the more competitive types) will start at 1 p.m. Skippers and crew will convene at the marina’s gazebo to hear protests, enjoy some light refreshments, and award prizes. The crew of the fastest AE28 that day will take home an engraved plate commemorating the achievement and have the boat’s name inscribed on the perpetual trophy. The Alerion Express factory team is sponsoring this year’s event. Patrick Burke, CEO of Pearson Composites; Scott Bryant, vice president for the Alerion and True North lines; and Michael Sandusky, director of sales for Alerion Express will host a sunset dinner at the Masthead to cap off the day (chesapeakealerion.org). —by Paul Rohrkemper

USC sailors enjoy August’s Chesapeake Black Boaters rendezvous.


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ocated in and around the Miles River, members of Cruising Sailors of St. Michaels have run between 12 and 20 formal cruises each season since 1971. Some trips are short and some are longer, but most are on the Bay. We currently have 26 active members (cruisingsailors.org). —by Joe Day

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he Cooper River YC is sponsoring a Cooper River Outdoor School this fall, offering sailing, rowing, paddling, and environmental education programs for those 10 to 12 years old. For $15, your kid can take part in five Saturday morning sessions (September 11, 18, and 25 and October 2 and 9) (cooperriveryc.org). —by Marcella Ridenour

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he Barnacle Cup Racers will host a sailing regatta in Breton Bay September 11 to support the junior sailing programs in Leonardtown, MD, and at Ryken High School, as well as to have fun ourselves. Don’t miss our skippers’ meeting at the Olde Town Pub the night before. Join the fun with Corvina, Evergreen, Ramble On, and Ten Ounce (barnaclecup.com). —by Shawn Moore

Catalina 22 Fleet 10 members enjoy an anchorage during the Potomac River Cruise.


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atalina 22 Fleet 10 (above) had one of the best summers ever. Our week-long cruise was held on the Potomac River. We sailed from Solomons to the Potomac and visited Colonial Beach, VA; Kinsale, VA; and several beautiful anchorages. We concluded our cruise with an outdoor concert with fireworks at St. Mary’s City, MD, July 2. Several new members sailed with us on this cruise, and they all said that they would be back to sail with us again. We had our “Moonlight Cruise” July 24-25. We sailed from the Magothy River across the Bay, then tacked and sailed under the Bay Bridge to an anchorage in Whitehall Bay. Sailing at night was a new experience for some of our members and was exciting and nice on that warm July night. Everyone savored our Fleet Picnic August 1, featuring eating, kayaking, and playing in the pool (fleet10.org). —by Aldo Camacci

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uesday night Choptank SA racing featured enough wind for Nomadic to wash her rails on quick tacks at the head of Cambridge Creek’s infamous southerly wind slot; another sailing clinic catered by a rampaging, tail-wagging Rosie-B; regular tauntings among challengers; jousting through all points of sail; light-to-medium attitude adjustments; proud prancing by Serenity; some over-analyzing of catch-up tactics onboard Wampu; close competition in stubborn headers among Kiwidinock, Mintaka, and Rosie B; and dubious, theoretical line finishes (choptanksa. info).


Taking the Work Out of Network

he Chesapeake Family Cruising Network is a free billboard where information on gatherings, raft-ups, crew needs, or general related information may be posted or discussed in an open forum. Your kids will like making friends who cruise the Bay, so life aboard doesn’t have to mean sitting below texting friends ashore (cfcnetwork-groups. yahoo.com/group/cfcnetwork). —by Steve Coder

Tartan sailors and friends rafted up on the West River to celebrate Independence Day. The weekend was full of fun, fair weather, and good sailing buddies. White Bird, Kathryn, Scott Free, Sails Call, and Blue Moon make a pretty sight here with their dinghies at the ready.


abor Day weekend brings the Chesapeake Bay Tartan Sailing Club’s (CBTSC) (above) Regatta at the Maryland YC. It’s a new date and location, but the same fun racing, food, and friends as always. The Southern Cruise to Reedville, VA, will be September 10-12. Enjoy the fresh breezes on the way down, see the Reedville Classic Boat Show, and savor the hospitality of the Walkers and Walt Keith and Mary Frazer. Mark your calendars for the Goose Cruise October 1-3, the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis October 8-11, and the Southern Bay Cruise October 12-24 with Cathy and Peter Kreyling. Tartan classics with their first hull laid in 1975 or earlier are eligible to enter the Good Old Boat Race hosted by the Shearwater Sailing Club, which coincides with the U.S. Sailboat Show October 9-10 (cbtsc.com). —by Grace Holt

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‘Tis the Season for Severe Storms

bout July 25’s violent and fast-moving storm, Alec Daunheimer of the West River Catamaran RA says, “I had already tied my boat down on my trailer when I heard the angry wind through the trees, blowing stronger than I’ve ever seen it before. The water looked like it was boiling; the wind picked it up and blew it away. The rain wrecked havoc on your eyes, and the sounds of sails flapping themselves apart was deafening.” “Skippers of four or five capsized Cats were frantically holding onto them while standing in the water. I helped the captains hold down boats so they could lower their mainsails and/ or turn the boats into the wind to keep them from taking flight. I knew several Cats were still missing farther out in the water, so I ran down to the docks and found two guys getting ready to pull Whaler 1 onto its platform. I talked them into going out to help the lost skippers.” “We first caught up with two Albacore sailors who had landed on a small sand bar and were holding their capsized boat. The next Albacore we found was in a similar situation, but in deeper water, so we gave them an extra anchor

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hrough November 1, as part of the USCG’s Operation Paddle Smart (OPS) program, pick up a brochure and a Paddle Smart sticker from the Annapolis Flotilla of the USCG Auxiliary. When an unoccupied kayak, canoe, or rowboat is found floating without crew in the water, the authorities can contact the owner to see if there’s a missing person, or if the vessel simply drifted away. In Maryland, life jackets are required on non-motorized vessels (annapoliscgaux.org). —by Caryl Weiss

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hirteen members and crew from Club Beneteau Chesapeake Bay recently completed the “BOLD” adventure of circumnavigating the Delmarva Peninsula on 33- to 50foot Beneteaus. For seven captains and crew, this was their first circumnavigation. After a kick-off party on the Sassafras River, we left at midnight via the C&D Canal for the 16-hour trip to spend two nights in Ocean City, MD. After the 21-hour trip to Norfolk, VA, crews arrived in the morning, took naps, and threw together one heck of a cocktail party! The next morning, crews casted off and went their separate ways toward home. Another set of our “BOLD” adventurers are returning from their trip to Maine. Sue Brown’s blog kept us all thinking about those cool days, evenings, and lobster… lots of Lobster! September brings the Fairlee Creek Three Club Open, along with several other planned events. October welcomes the U.S. Sailboat Show and our Boat Show party (cb2.org).—by Kevin McKibben


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en Hinckleys enjoyed the Chesapeake Bay Bermuda 40 Association’s Choptank River Cruise to San Domingo Creek and Island Creek this June (right). In August, we cruised to Crab Creek, the National Sailing Hall of Fame in Annapolis, and Tilghman Creek. We have more than 70 members, most of whom own Hinckley sailboats or powerboats. (richardcooper28@verizon.net). —by Dick Cooper

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he Herrington Harbour SA is ready for some serious sailing this fall. While the racin’ boats head up to Annapolis for Race Week and participate in several smaller events in Herring Bay, the cruisers will shift into high gear. Many members will be preparing for a cruise through the Greek Isles in October (hhsa.org). —by Joe Laun Senior Editor’s Note: Laun and crew on Lady Grey took third in class out of 23 boats in PHRF A2 at last month’s St. Mary’s College Governor’s Cup Regatta. Team members also won most improved performance over their 2009 race. For more details, see page 82. —Ruth Christie

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hen a review of the 2009 budget for the Back Creek YC (BCYC) revealed that careful stewardship of activities had produced a tidy profit, the Board of Governors decided to raise funds for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF). The Board pledged to match individual contributions from members up to a cumulative total of $1000 and challenged members to reach that amount. We spent several months getting the word out and coordinating with CBF representatives. The final campaign push came during our nine-day June cruise with reminders and announcements by the commodore at each party venue. Nearly 30 percent of our members took part in the campaign, with their individual contributions totaling $1200. CBF agreed to grant foundation membership to each participant, and to those who were already members, CBF extended membership for another year. CBF received a contribution of $2200 along with the BCYC burgee. BCYC got to help promote a cleaner Chesapeake Bay and bragging rights to be one of the first yacht clubs to conduct such a campaign and leave its burgee to be hung in CBF’s Merrill Center in Annapolis (gobcyc.com). —by Vern Penner

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fter August’s emphasis on land-bound, foodie events such as the Sumptuous Summer Seafood Supper August 7 (right) and the Bar-B-Que and Water Wings Party August 21 (see photo in October issue), Chesapeake Bristol Club (CBC) members are ready to be on the water again. September 6 marks the start of the club’s Fall Cruise that will take us north on the Bay. According to cruise director Tom Trump, we’ll visit Chestertown, Queenstown, Worton, Bodkin Creek, and Chase Creek. We will also have an informal cooking competition with prizes for the best canapé; the zinger is that it has to be prepared and at least part of it cooked on the boat. Race director Paul Kavanaugh has planned for two fun races, as well. Continuing a new club tradition, two legs of the cruise will count toward the “Broad Arrow” trophy awarded at the end of the season. Competitors must be a CBC member, but that’s easily accomplished: dues are only $45 a year, and newcomers are always welcome. Our “Cruise to Baltimore Harbor” has been moved to the first weekend in October, so that we can join enjoy the Fells Point Fun Festival celebration (cbclub.info). —by Deb Coons


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n June 26, the intrepid mariners of the Severn River YC (SRYC) left port on Back Creek in Annapolis for our Commodore’s Cruise to the Southern Bay. Highlights included appetizers, wine, beer, company, and dancing to the wonderful sounds of Discman Rich in Solomons; fine southern hospitality and a chocolate-and-wine dock party at the Chesapeake Boat Basin in Kilmarnock, VA; a few bumpy travel days with 20- to 25-knot winds on our nose and five- to six-foot seas; a beautiful sunset at Bay Creek Marina and sightseeing in Cape Charles, VA; roasted oysters in Onancock, VA; a Crazy Crab dinner and Fourth of July decorations and fireworks at Reedville Marina; the Commodore’s Dinner, brunch, and tours of Vera’s White Sands Beach Club up Saint Leonard Creek; and pool sports, relaxation, cruising stories, a BBQ/award dinner, fireworks, and more music from Discman Rich at a friend’s home up Sam Able Cove. We returned home July 5, weary but happy. We thoroughly enjoyed going to places we hadn’t been to before (severnriveryachtclub.org). —by Nancy Gold Senior Editor’s Note: SRYC members happily shared dock space with my family’s vessel when we visited Reedville Marina to see the town’s fireworks July 2. Thanks, guys, for not commenting about my docking skills… or lack thereof. —Ruth Christie

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Crabby-pants-clad co-hosts Rebecca and David Burka (center) along with fellow CBC members came appropriately attired to enjoy the club’s popular seafood fest at the Bay Ridge Community Clubhouse in August. Photo by Ted Reinhold



orthern Star Hunter SA (NSHSA) sailors have had such a full spring and summer that we have spent the last month just cruising and meeting up for informal raft-ups on Worton Creek (see left) and Still Pond. We are looking forward to the fall for the foliage change and the change-of-watch Commodores Ball that is held at the Baltimore YC in November. In late September, a fishing tournament will include a cook-off... sounds very hopeful for dinner (nshsa.org). —by Eddie Sabol Champange takes a westward tack south of Fairlee Creek, after the breakup of NSHSA’s multi-boat raft-up inside and outside of Worton Creek. Photo by Eddie Sabol

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Old Age, Speed, and Good Looks?

artan 34 Classic Association boats (right) will show off their speed and good looks during the Good Old Boat Race in Annapolis October 9-10. Click to t34classics.org to catch up on Jürgen Mohrmann’s progress from Hamburg to the Chesapeake. After a month underway, he has made it to Lisbon, his last port in Europe before sailing to the Canary Islands to wait out the hurricane season. We expect to welcome him to the Chesapeake this May. His boat, Rubicon, is Hull #1 of the Tartan 34 Classics (T34C). We continue to look for hulls that are missing from our database of owners, hull numbers, and locations. Contact Chris Crighton from our website if you know of a T34C that may belong to our “mystery fleet.” —by Grace Holt


Stay Cool. Sail Often

n June, Hampton Roads Fleet 30 (right) members took in the festival of all festivals: Norfolk’s Harborfest. With tall ships, character vessels, a 10-mile-long parade of sail, dock parties, tug musters, pirate battles, food, and drinks, it’s a great maritime event! We won’t soon forget “Cruise Week” June 26-July 5 in the Rappahannock River led by Pat and Arlene Connelly, featuring a picnic at Frank and Grace Ann Miller’s place off the Corrotoman River and relaxing visits to Urbanna, Jackson Creek, and East River. During the July cruise to Cape Charles, VA, hosted by Larry and Sandy Stewart, more than 22 boats and crews enjoyed an awesome Darkand-Stormy dock party at the new Cape Charles Marina. Our “Girls Are the Captains” raft-up in Willoughby Bay August 7-8 featured “cabin boys,” progressive appetizers, boat hopping, dinghy races, swimming, floating, and a fun Farkeling dice game. Gary and Marie Roberson led a cruise to Norfolk/Portsmouth, VA, August 21-22 to enjoy town tours, a tailgating dock party, and a baseball game. Next up, Dave and Mary Alexander will host our “End of Summer Sailabration” September 4-6 in Norfolk’s Little Creek. September 10-12 bring Hampton Bay Days, and September 25-26 feature Downtown Norfolk’s Acoustic Festival (fleet30.org). —by Dawana Jennings


Donut Try This at Home

On a hot July day, Fayth, a T34C owned by Tom and Chris Bowden, and Sea Mist II, the Grier’s 36’ CS Yacht, spent the night in Eagle Cove behind Gibson Island. You can feel the peace and quiet of this place grow as the sun sets. Photo by Deane Holt

Appetizers abound during one of Hampton Roads Fleet 30’s delicious dock parties this summer.

n July 31-August 1, Old Point Comfort YC (OPCYC) members (right) enjoyed their first annual Donut Cruise to Smithfield, VA, on the Pagan River for a delightful dinner at Smithfield Station on Saturday. We awoke Sunday morning to donuts and coffee on the docks. Cruise captain Meme Williamson had her grandson Kirk Ring of Ringo’s Donuts in Smithfield provide his wonderful, freshly baked, specialty donuts, including a cake donut consisting of maple frosting with bacon bits on top appropriately named the “Smithfield” donut. A great time was had by all (opcyc.org). —by Michael Turner


Busy… Busy… Busy

n addition to eight “Club Operation Sails” (cruises) in August and September, Annapolis Naval SA (ANSA) members have two dinner cruises, two moonlight cruises, one “Women on the Water Cruise,” two “Maintenance Days,” and several special Maintenance Sessions to do outstanding repairs. Join us on the Bay for the best sailing deal (ansa.org). —by Tom Warrington

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Donuts and coffee on the docks delight OPCYC sailors during their inaugural Donut Cruise to Smithfield Station.


Chesapeake Racing Beat Fare Thee Well Summer 2010

Tom Donlan is one of the talented photographers who has sent us many great racing shots over the years. Photo by Tom Donlan


s Bay sailors, we know the best is yet to come in the form of fall breeze. We can feel it coming. After all this thick air we’ve had this season and the steep airconditioning bills we’ve paid, we crave it. Call it a throwback to our school days; it’s still bittersweet saying goodbye to summer, even the hottest of summers. We breathe a heavy sigh as we watch the sun set earlier at the finish of our weeknight races. We sniff and prepare to bid our crews farewell for now. It’s been a great run, though, and we can’t complain. Despite its steaminess, the cruel summer of 2010 has somehow filled our sails and our memory banks. CBYRA Annapolis Race Week (September 4-6) marks the summer’s end and the beginning of an exciting racing season on the Chesapeake. We’re fired up about the 2010 edition of this event and its new race headquarters and party venue at Annapolis City Dock. SpinSheet will produce the Daily News for the three-day event (four if you include Farr 30 racing on Friday). In addition to daily awards, live music, and tent parties, there will be raffles, Harken grinding contests, gear for sale, and other fun on City Dock. Check out the cool new website: cbyra.org/arw. Among the other regattas on tap for the fall are the NASS Race to Oxford (September 11), Hospice Cup (September 25), DISC (September 11) and Baltimore (October 23) Leukemia Cup Races, Fall Series Regattas up and down the Bay, distance races such as the Hampton Sunfish Challenge (September 25), Skipper Race (October 23), and ‘Round the Lights Race (October 23). Then, there are championship regattas such as the IRC East Coast Championships (October 29-31) and the J/35 East Coast Championships (November 5-7). There’s no boredom for racing sailors in autumn. Get out your high-tech socks. It’s almost time… Chesapeake Bay Sailing

Jerry McCann sent us this “lucky cell phone shot” from the Magothy River with the comment “100 degrees, one-knot breeze.” Photo by Jerry McCann


Photographic Evidence

e know we’ve said it before, but believe it: SpinSheet’s new website is coming very soon. This is great news for the talented photographers and videographers who regularly send us cool on-the-water racing photos. We always have more than we can fit—even with our best intentions to include them. When the website is up and running, we will be able to share many more of these terrific shots. We will keep you posted. Until then, enjoy the final days of summer. Sail on!

Sailors hang out on the rail for the Annapolis YC Wednesday night ritual off Annapolis with the Naval Academy Bridge and the Severn River in the background. Photo by Kathy Jones

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Bay People


by Lin McCarthy

rick him, and he’ll bleed Hampton blood. Joke on him, and he’ll chuckle. Puff on his Dr. Garbow pipe, and get you one better later. Go to him with a problem about anything concerning an event on the Hampton waterfront, he’ll give you a solution or at the very least, tell you whom to see. Jack Pope is like a neurosurgeon when it comes to waterfront events in water-bound Hampton, VA. He has his hands on every critical nerve. His expertise is essential to successful waterfront events ranging from pirate festivals to sailing regattas, to visiting tall ships, to the annual Hampton Bay Days, and more. Pope has spent most of his life in Hampton. He does, however, admit to being born in neighboring Newport News. “Daddy worked in the Shipyard, you see, and the insurance required us to go to the [Newport News] hospital,” he smiled. Medical necessities aside, he is quick to point out that the family lived in Hampton.


“Jack Pope is like a neurosurgeon when it comes to waterfront events in water-bound Hampton, VA. He has his hands on every critical nerve.”

Pope is a proud graduate of Hampton High School (HHS). He and his wife, a.k.a. high school sweetheart, Bettyrene, sans Cook, honchoed the Hampton High 45th Class Reunion in 2009. That would be plenty for most folks, but a couple of weeks later, the Southern Bay Race Week (SBRW) regatta, of which he is Event Chairman and Bettyrene is a key player, hit town. Now, there’s a back-toback double for any volunteer. The Popes handled it all with aplomb. Pope spent three years in the U.S. Army before coming home and joining the Hampton Fire Department (HFD). He rose to fire captain in the department, and after 30 years with HFD, retired and became one of Hampton’s most valuable volunteers on all things water-front. He is event chairman of the annual SBRW, a former commodore of Hampton YC (1993-94), and the liaison between the Bay Days Festival Committee and the City of Hampton. And he is involved in a sundry of other happenings. When asked which event moment he remembers most fondly, Pope, after a gentle rub to the head, says, “It was at the 1999 Opti Nationals.” He and other regatta volunteers were sitting under a shade tree taking a well-deserved breather one morning during the event, when the president of the International Optimist Dinghy Association came up with a smile on his face. Noting Pope’s relaxed posture, he said, “Obviously, you don’t have a clue or… you sure have it well-organized.” No one doubted it was the latter. 80 September 2010 SpinSheet

Pope What is it that keeps Pope churning and burning at special events in his hometown community? He puts the answer in a nutshell: “I love seeing people have a good time.” And to that end, Pope helps give a lot of people a good time on the water in Hampton.

About the Author: A longtime SpinSheet contributor and Southern Bay sailor and race committee volunteer, Lin McCarthy writes the weekly e-mail newsletter, Southern Bay Racing News You Can Use. To subscribe, e-mail mcbear@earthlink.net. spinsheet.com

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Governor’s Cup

he 37th running of the St. Mary’s College of Maryland Governor’s Cup Yacht Race, one of the oldest and longest distance races on the Chesapeake, was characterized by a pleasant spinnaker start on a balmy summer evening in eight knots of breeze for 125 boats. The wind continued through the evening at five to ten knots for the 70-mile trek from Maryland’s capital to its mid-17th century capital, St. Mary’s City, with only a few “dead spots” reported in the middle of the night and a freshening of breeze to 10-15 knots in the St. Mary’s River for many finishers. By lunchtime, most of the competitors had crossed the line on a warm, but not-asoppressive-as-expected sunny day in the St. Mary’s River. The U.S. Naval Academy’s new TP 52 Invictus took line honors, finishing at 1:49 a.m.; although, the team’s corrected

score made for a third-place finish. Charles Engh’s GP 42 Stray Dog won PHRF A0 on corrected time with Michael Brennan’s Sjambok team in second. Timothy Layne’s 33-foot catamaran Wild Card finished at 2:16 a.m. and topped the eight-boat fleet. St. Mary’s College waterfront director and head sailing coach Adam Werblow says, “One of the very cool things about the Gov Cup is that you need to be able to have good boat speed out in the open Bay and smarts to sail in the more narrow St.

SpinSheet approves these crew shirts. Loren Walker’s Bumble Bee crew took third place in the non-spinnaker class. Photo by Al Schreitmueller/SpinSheet

Mary’s River. For a one design sailor like me, it was killer to have the four of the first five boats crossing tacks in the darkness of night all within ten boat lengths of one another and the Maryland Dove (finish boat).” The atmosphere at St. Mary’s is always lighthearted, but this year felt especially so.

The wind freshened in the St. Mary’s River in the morning for many finishers of the 2010 Governor’s Cup August 6-7. Photo by Al Schreitmueller/SpinSheet

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At 3:30 p.m., there was a surprise tribute to Jim Muldoon in the shade of the trees and tent on the hill above the impressive waterfront center bearing his name. Professional photographers collected their Governor’s Cup photo contest awards at the beginning of the racing awards ceremony, co-emceed by Werblow and SpinSheet’s editor Molly Winans, at 5 p.m. SpinSheet photographer Al Schreitmueller took photos of the ceremony and gathered his awards for first and second place in the post-race category. Sailors—travel-weary and some well-rehydrated—laughed at remarks by St. Mary’s new president Joe Urgo: “It is my privilege to serve as president of St Mary¹s College of Maryland, a public liberal arts college. As president, I welcome you to campus… I am primarily concerned with your intellectual growth and development. I encourage you to partake all day and evening in the atmosphere of liberal learning, seeking depth and breadth throughout your stay with us. As your thoughts

become more profound, and as you probe the mysteries of life, I encourage you to take full advantage of the resources on this wonderful waterfront campus.” Following a bountiful spread at the skippers’ dinner under a tent on the hill, at sunset, sailors retreated to the party tent for a night of dancing and live music by Joe Bachman and the Crew. At dawn on

The waterfront at St. Mary’s college is a wonderful place to hang out anytime, but after the Governor’s Cup in particular. Photo by Al Schreitmueller/SpinSheet

Sunday, the boats broke their raft-ups and started to clear out of the anchorage to make the journey home. For full results, visit smcm.edu/govcup.

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Summer Oxford Feels Like Fall

riday the 13th lived up to its reputation for one competitor in the Race to Oxford, but for many of the boats competing in the annual race from Annapolis to Oxford August 13, the day felt more like a rock star, autumn sailing day. The race unfolded off Annapolis Friday morning in 14-18 knots of easterly breeze with puffs up to 20 knots. The majority of boats finished by 3:45 p.m., which is quite early for those who have barely made it in before dark in the past. “It was a blast reach down the Bay and a beat up the Choptank,” says Jonathan Bartlett who crewed on John White’s winning, unnamed purple boat on Friday and then sailed Penguins on Saturday and Sunday for the Oxford Regatta. “It was spectacular. I can’t remember the last time

I did this race when it wasn’t 100 degrees.” Friday the 13th cast its dark spell on Karin Masci and Mark McGonigle’s J/35 Windependent when their mast went down near Sharps Island. “We were on port tack, in second place. We heard a ‘crack,’ and the rig went down. Nothing specific happened. It wasn’t a wave or a gust. It just cracked and fell down,” says Masci. No crew members were injured. The mast broke in two places, three feet off the deck and right below the lower spreaders. “We all got off the rail, assessed the situation, and got to work,” says Masci. Bruce Artman’s J/35 T-Bone team—in fourth place at the time—stopped to ensure the crew was okay and to help them. “T-Bone was invaluable,” says Masci, who explains how Artman’s team sent over a swimmer with a hacksaw. “We couldn’t have done it without their help.” The Windependent team was dismasted in about 15 feet of water. The mast had wrapped around the boat, so that they were drifting over their rig (in 18 knots and plenty of chop). “We had no idea what was going on beneath the surface,” explains Masci. They were forced to cut the rig

free for safety’s sake and motor home. “It’s amazing how unstable a sailboat with no sail is in those conditions.” No one was in the mood for lunch, but they all had a beer. “When we got home, I looked up dismasting.com and found no resources for what to do when dismasted. I wish we had had a checklist of what to have onboard such as knives and hammers or known to turn off the electricity, put the life vests on deck, or pull up the floor boards to see if you’re sinking… For us, it was the best case of a worst case scenario.” With the exception of a few boats with torn sails, the rest of the competitors reported an exceptional ride to Oxford with the expected challenges of turning up into the Choptank and beating to the finish. Saturday’s buoy racing off Oxford was contested under sunny skies, with warm, but not stifling temperatures in eight or nine knots of wind, which faded as the day wore on. The scene in the Tred Avon River— what makes this regatta so special for sailors and spectators—was a spectacle of boats of all sizes from Optimists to log canoes, with the big boats out in the Choptank, and sailors of all generations, all sailing together. Patrick Floyd, Kendall Swenson, Harrison Hawk, Kyle Schwitzer, and Nick Floyd at the awards ceremony following the Oxford Regatta August 1415. Photo by Wynee Hawk

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A 14-knot southerly, which built to 18 and 20 later in the day, marked Sunday’s sailing. Six log canoes capsizing was the day’s big news. Elizabeth B. Wrightson, who wrote the article “Log Canoe Love” in the August issue of SpinSheet, sent a photo of her crew in the nettle-ridden drink with a short note that reads, “My log canoe love is waning.” But she was wet and smiling. Bartlett—who has been sailing at this event since the 1970s—says, “It was one of the better summer Oxford Regattas. All the boats are there, big boats, small boats, log canoes. All your friends are there from different sailing worlds and all in one place. The Tred Avon YC is a fantastic venue. And I get to race on a Penguin.” And he won his PHRF class on the way down, and that never hurts. Find full results for all Oxford events at cbyra.org.

The J/35 Windependent crew assessing the damage and working on cutting their rig free before motoring safely home following an attempted Race to Oxford Friday, August 13. Photo by Paul Jauquet

The log canoes are an important part of the spectacle at the annual Oxford Regatta. Photo by Tim Mangus

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by Molly Winans

Dave Askew


lthough he’s a sailor who sets the bar higher than most, APS Racer Profile alumnus Dave Askew had a summer of remarkable Great Lakes racing that leaped beyond his expectations. Askew’s team won its class in the IRC Great Lakes Championships, the 280-mile Bayview Port Huron to Mackinac Race, the 333-mile Chicago YC Mackinac Race (overall winner), and the Ugotta at the Traverse City YC. “I’ve always wanted to go back there and sail these races in my own boat,” says Askew. “I didn’t expect to win everything.” The Grosse Point, MI, native and Annapolis sailor (since 1990) has an extensive racing history—think Fastnet, SORC, Mac Races, Newport to Bermuda, and the top race weeks—as he started young by working on boats through high school and running racing programs to support himself through college and beyond. He may have kept going had he not switched gears to join a family company, marry, and have three daughters. When Askew and his wife Sandra, also a Midwestern racing sailor, bought their J/120 Flying Jenny V in 2004, they had a three-year plan: to do the Newport to Bermuda Race, Block Island Race Week, and then the Mac Races. “We extended the plan, because we were having so much fun,” says Askew. They were winning, too, including the Newport to Bermuda Race (2006), Block Island Race Week (2007), the Onion Patch Series (2008) and the Annapolis to Newport Race (2007 and 2009). In 2008, the couple switched up to the J/122 Flying Jenny VI and re-hatched their Great Lakes Theplan. Log Canoe Mystery, built in 1932 of five logs in “It Oxford, racing on the Miles River in was an unbelievably awesome experience,” says Askew, whose September, 2006. Photo by Don Biresch, program includes his wife, his brother Peter, his brother-in-law Gary Snider, www.dbconsultants.com/dbphotos/ his oldest friends, and the new ones he’s gathered along the way. “A lot of my Annapolis friends had never done the Mac Races before. It opened their eyes to the fact that there’s a lot going on up there.”

Who were your crew members from the Chesapeake Bay this summer? There were different crew for all the Great Lakes races; these are the ones who came for one or two: Jonathan Bartlett, Arnis Baltins, Steve Cooper, Jay Herman, Dave Kuhl, Renee Mehl, Rob Michaelson, Paul Murphy, Grant Spanhake, Nicole Weaver, and Shane Zwingelberg.

How is Great Lakes sailing different from ocean racing? These are huge lakes. I’ve done 600-mile races on them; that’s almost as long as the Newport Bermuda Race. The lakes are fresh water. You can drink it. You can wash the boat off while you’re racing. There’s no minimum water requirement onboard… The big difference is the weather. Ocean racing weather is fairly consistent; the forecasts are accurate. On the Great Lakes, you’re looking at the weather changing every four to six hours. There are afternoon storms, lows cruising through—so much influence from land—although you can’t see it.

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87 APS profile 1 How do you manage the constant weather changes as a crew? Our navigator Rob Michaelson is a critical part of the crew. He’s really good at figuring out what the trend is going to be. You have to develop a plan and stick to it. Rob can create a plan and articulate it to us. Then we make the boat go as fast as it can go relative to the plan.

How did it feel to win so big in your home waters? It was great to go back and see people I hadn’t seen or raced against for 20 years. I worked on a lot of boats in high school and college, and many of those owners remember me… I think a lot of people were happy to see me leave! They may have thought we were these guys from Annapolis, but really many of us have sailed on the Great Lakes for most of our lives.

What do you attribute your success to as a crew? The people and their compatibility. We all genuinely like each other. Everyone is experienced. No big egos. We all have our specialties, and we let everyone do their thing. When it comes time to make decisions, I can do that, but my goal is to let the group make decisions 99 percent of the time. If there’s one key, it’s that.

What’s new in your gear bag or on deck? Patagonia crew gear—Capilene T-shirts—and a Nano Puff quilted pullover I got into because of skiing. On the boat, I replaced the halyards with hightech cordage called Dynex Dux. It was originally designed for North Sea fishing nets and incredibly durable. I’ve never busted a halyard… I also have a KVH antenna to connect to an Inmarsat Satellite for the Internet.

What’s on the future agenda? Our other passion is skiing, so we’re going to focus on that. We’ll do the IRC East Coast Championship Regatta in Annapolis in the fall. Then, we have no plans until Block Island Race Week. We’d like to get back into one-design racing

What else would you like to tell Bay sailors about Mac Races? I encourage anyone who is remotely thinking about doing these races to do it. The water, the weather, the people, the boats—it’s all so different. There are everything from 80-footers like Beau Geste to 25-year-old boats in all sizes. The first boat I raced on in 1979, the C&C 35 Legacy, was still out there racing. The trophies are flags. Imagine 300 boats all rafted in the harbor, all flying their trophy flags. You can see who the big dogs are.

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Mackinac Island is like the land that time forgot or the land of Misfit Toys. You can’t believe the collection of different boats until you see it… There are no cars on the island, so you travel by foot, bike, or horse. The first things you smell when you get there are pine trees, fudge, and horse crap.

Interesting Side Note... On the Cal 40 Belle Aurore—now belonging to Oxford sailor Doug Jurrius— the Askew family won their class and third overall in the Chicago Mac Race in 1997. That was Askew’s last such race until he won it in 2010.

Snipe Nationals Heat Up Off Annapolis


t print time, 63 teams from as far as California, the Virgin Islands, and Massachusetts were in contention for the 2010 Snipe National Champion title. There was buzz and excitement at the host club Severn SA and surrounding waters off Annapolis during the weeklong event August 14 to 20. SpinSheet photographer Sara Proctor captured great moments on-the-water—including many of serious sailors smiling. Apparently, Snipe sailors take their slogan “Serious Sailing, Serious Fun” to heart. Find full coverage of the event in the October issue of SpinSheet. Results are posted on snipenationals.com. Photo by Sara Proctor

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Race and Celebrate at Hospice Cup

The Annapolis-based Farr 40 Tsunami competing in the 2009 Hospice Cup Regatta. Photo by Sara Proctor/SpinSheet

arge numbers of area racers and nonracers will converge September 25 to celebrate Hospice Cup XXIX. For 14 skippers, the event is more than just another regatta. They are the select few eligible for the prestigious Hospice Cup Trophy, which recognizes a skipper’s accomplishments across three consecutive years. The winner not only earns the trophy, but also an invitation to represent Hospice Cup at the 2011 Hospice Regattas National Championship. This year, Bob Reeves is the top skipper coming into the race, aboard his J/105 A-Train. A long-time Hospice Cup racer and fan, he experienced hospice first hand when his father benefited from hospice care. He has previously represented Annapolis at the national championship. Placing high in one’s class counts, but so does beating a lot of other boats. So, it is

to everyone’s advantage to encourage class participation. In addition to several J/105 skippers, others eligible are racing in PHRF A1, A2, A3, B, CD, and Cal 25. All the racers can look forward to good racing. Sailors who do not usually race get the opportunity to race for a good cause in the non-spinnaker Hospice Class honoring hospice staff and volunteer caregivers, some of whom sign on as crew. Race sponsor Shearwater SC is joined by two other local clubs—Storm Trysail Club Chesapeake Station and the Corinthians— to manage separate race courses to ensure the best racing for all classes. In addition, Hospice Cup will have a fourth race circle. For the second year, top junior sailors in the Optimist class will compete on the Severn

River within sight of the Shore Party, then join the party for the awards. Everyone enjoys a post-race Shore Party at an elegant waterfront location, with music, auction, family activities, catered dinner, and trophy presentations. In addition to first, second, and third in class, a number of sponsored trophies underwritten by multiple year pledges by individuals or corporations are awarded. Most of the funds raised each year are donations from individuals and companies whose generosity is recognized with a day on the Bay watching the colorful racing from spectator boats. Racers may also be sponsors. Increasingly, racers have been doing special online fundraising, which reaches more people









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and earns the sailors tickets to the shore party. Everyone raises sails, awareness, and money for six regional hospices that provide positive end-of-life care in their communities, regardless of a family’s ability to pay. To learn more, or be a sponsor, or buy tickets for spectator boats or the shore party, see hospicecup.org. For details on the race, see the CBYRA Greenbook or shearwatersc.org.

Sailors Catch Fish, Too


fter delivering the winning Cal 40 Belle Aurore back from Bermuda to Oxford, Easton sailor Totch Hartge sent us this photo (at top right) and note: “At about 1800 hours, we had just enjoyed a first for all the crew: spending a few quiet minutes close to three sperm whales, including one baby. Right after they happily sounded, the reel on our one line screamed. ‘Oh no, we’ve snagged one of them.’ Not so. After a 20-minute wear-down, in came this beautiful wahoo, estimated 40 pounds. Wonderful fresh dinner, and lots in the box to take home.” The fisherman shown here is Vince Penkala of West River. Crew members not yet mentioned were Meredith Hartge, Donna Schlegel, Michael Hulme, and Andy Wilson. Photo by Donna Schlegel


Where Were You That Day?

om Donlan sent us this storm photo following the July 25 Annapolis storm with a note that reads: “In case you weren’t on the water or near it, here’s Sunday’s 48-knot squall arriving in Annapolis. The black dots in the sky are bits of tree limbs and stuff. Look closely to see the two boats in the spindrift, especially the schooner under bare poles heeling quite a lot.” Photo by Tom Donlan

Congratulations & Thanks to All those who sailed the Annapolis to Bermuda Race 2010! BOR 2010 Results

PHRF Division 1 (Corrected Time) 1. Sjambok, Reichel-Pugh 45, Michael Brennan 2. Beau Geste, Farr 80, Karl Kwok* (Smashed the course record!) 3. American Flyer, Farr 395, Dan & Wendy Schneider PHRF Division 2 (Corrected Time) 1. Molto Bene, Beneteau First 42, Richard Ewing 2. Defiance, Navy 44, Emily Frost (USNA) 3. T-Bone, J/35, Bruce Artman PHRF Division 3 (Corrected Time) 1. Wharf Rat, CS 40, Larry Vazzano 2. Southern Sky, Sabre 42, James Haynes PHRF Division 4 (Corrected Time) 1. Free Spirit, Pearson 36, Thomas Stokes 2. Maureen Elizabeth, IP 40, Jeffrey Gilmore 3. Troubadour, Pearson 39, Michael Lehmkuhl Double-Handed Division 1. One Girl’s Ocean Challenge, Mini Transat 6.5, Diane Reid

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Lightning Atlantic Coast Championships


hirty-eight Lightnings competed in the Lightning Atlantic Coast Championships, hosted by Severn SA, July 24-25. Among the local SSA members competing were Steve Constants, Geoff Becker, Jon Guth, Jamie Brickell, Tyler Keyworth, Joe Friebele, and Jonathan Lange. Find full results at severnsailing.org. Photo by Tom Donlan







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or 50-plus years, Bob Greenfield has been sailing boats on the Bay and performing duties as the PRO for the Baltimore City YA Tuesday night races. Since some time in the 1980s, Bob has been out virtually every Tuesday night volunteering his time to the racers who so enjoy his efforts. At the age of 85, Bob has not lost a beat. He is joined every week by Harry Butcher (a retired 78-year-old Loyola professor who sailed with Bob throughout his racing days). Scoring the races is Lorna Catling, also a fixture on the race committee (RC) for many years. Bob is very, very organized. He appears on the boat like clockwork at 5:15 p.m. with a few courses already mapped out, as we race around government marks that don’t move easily. Wind direction in the harbor and outside it are two different animals. On average, 90 percent of our races are on glorious nights with at least 10 knots of breeze, ideal conditions within a stone’s throw of Fort McHenry. Bob checks in with the ship and tugboat fleet late afternoons, so we can both plot accordingly and warn the skippers on ship traffic in this very busy port. On any given




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Tuesday night, the skippers must plot courses and current and also factor in the comings and goings of tankers and container ships. We tend to stick to windward-leeward courses and try to get at least a five-kilometer course. We give the non-spinnaker fleet a little less distance to sail so that everyone finishes around 8 p.m. On the slow news nights. you can find the television helicopters buzzing the fleet, as we must look pretty good with those colorful chutes flying. Sure beats a stolen car chase for looks. All those racers on the Bay show up on a weeknight beer can race or a weekend regatta or distance race and depend on those volunteer RC crews. They’re always there. All volunteer, all the time. It’s what this sport is about. Thanks Bob. Keep the courses coming. P.S. I joined the race committee five years ago when I decided it was time to give back for all the committees that I raced around (and complained about), and I also wanted to get the race from the other perspective. This perspective is a little bit more fun, and we can always tell when you are carrying that chute too long into the turning mark. The side bar note is that I also lowered the average age of the RC! ~ Tom Berhle

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Baltimore City YA race committee members Bob Greenfield (red jacket), Tom Behrle (blue sweater), Bill Hahn (yellow sweater), and Lorna Catling (seated with back to photographer. Photo by Mary Lees Gunther

BCYA race committee poses for a quick moment on a windy Tuesday night, L-R Harry Butcher, Lorna Catling, Bob Greenfield, and Tom Behrle. Photo by Sara Proctor/sailfastphoto.com

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Baltimore Sailors Scoop Fishermen Out of the Bay at Night

by Carrie Gentile


his past July, a Baltimore sailor and his crew rescued five boaters from the Chesapeake Bay after a fishing boat capsized, causing all onboard to fall into the water. Two of the five used their cooler to keep afloat while they tried to hail passing boats for help. The victims had been in the water for over two hours before Captain Larry Vazzano and his crew aboard the CS 40, Wharf Rat, heard their faint cries around 11 p.m. on Sunday, July 18. “I don’t know how much longer they would have lasted out there if we had not heard their cries for help,” says Vazzano, who owns a sailing charter business in Pasadena, MD. The crew was motoring back from the Solomons Island Invitational Regatta when they heard the cries for help near Baltimore Light. “At first I thought I was hearing things. We were all beat from the race. And then we saw flashes of light coming from an overturned boat, so I immediately called the Coast Guard.” As they motored closer, they saw three people clinging to a capsized 14-foot fishing boat, including a young boy. The Appleby had swamped neared Sandy Point Light and had drifted toward Baltimore Light. “We tossed our man-overboard horseshoe and line to them, and we were able to rescue the boy and his father off the overturned hull. We circled again and got the last person from the water.” Vazzano said they seemed to be suffering from the onset of hypothermia. “They were complaining of cramps, but they were really happy to see us.” As they were being rescued and wrapped in blankets, they told Vazzano two more people were still out in the water. At this point, an emergency helicopter and a DNR police boat arrived and found the remaining two people who were now using their cooler to keep afloat. They had drifted about three quarters of a mile from where the boat had flipped. Only the 12-year-old was wearing a life jacket. Maryland law requires children under 13 to wear a PFD while boating in 92 September 2010 SpinSheet

Larry Vazzano’s crew on Wharf Rat at the start of the Bermuda Ocean Race off Annapolis. The team’s man-overboard drillls for this offshore event helped them a month later when they rescued fishermen by the Bay Bridge at night. Photo by Al Schreitmueller/SpinSheet

“At first I thought I was hearing things… then we saw flashes of light coming from an overturned boat…” Maryland waters. The adults did not have time to put on their lifejackets before they capsized. Vazzano said the group was out fishing near the Bay Bridge. One of them was lifting the cooler when a big wave hit, knocking her off balance. Water rushed into the tipping boat, which led to it capsizing. All were taken to the hospital, treated, and released. The boaters were from Silver Spring and Hyattsville, MD. According to a U.S. Coast Guard spokesperson, a fellow boater should call the Coast Guard for help as soon as possible, using channel 16, which is exactly what Vazzano did. “After you call us for help, we advise you to help fellow boaters only if you are not causing danger to yourself or those you are rescuing,” says Coast Guard Petty Officer Nathan Henise. “You can help out

by throwing life rings, but only if you are certain you are not going to make the situation worse.” Vazzano, who recently raced in the Annapolis to Bermuda Ocean Race (BOR) and placed first in class on Wharf Rat, says he and his crew practice man-overboard drills frequently. He says, “This was the first mayday I’ve ever had to call. I certainly think our man-overboard practice helped in this situation.”

About the Author: Carrie Gentile is an Eastport-based freelance writer and liveaboard, who co-owns a Cal 25 with her boyfriend and races J/22s on Thursday nights. When she’s not sailing or working as a legislative policy analyst, she plays rugby with a local women’s club. Send story ideas to carriegentile@hotmail.com. spinsheet.com

Passing the Baton

Allan Terhune (top photo) has taken on an increased role with North Sails One Design (NSOD) in response to Greg Fisher’s departure. On October 1, Greg (bottom photo) will begin growing the intercollegiate sailing program at the College of Charleston, SC, while expanding other waterfront activities. After 35 years of sailing and making sails, he will be responsible for fund-raising efforts on behalf of the school’s varsity sailing team and community boating initiatives. Vince Brun—head of the NSOD team—says, “Greg built a strong One Design sailing foundation on the Chesapeake that will allow Allan to easily transition into being the go-to person at North Sails for the Chesapeake Bay.” northsailsod.com

MYS Expands, Adds Crew

Four sailors have joined M Yacht Services (MYS) (below). Oh, and yes, they are marine professionals, as well. David Sill now heads up the inventory/parts department. Scott Carter—a marine systems technician—relocated to the Annapolis area from Nova Scotia, Halifax, and is currently enrolled in the Westlawn Design Yacht Program. John Dolan works on electronic systems and rigging. Sean Coleman—an ABYC Certified Electrical Technician—provides electrical, air conditioning, refrigeration, and marine systems services. MYS is a full-service marine rigging, fabrication, consultation, and services company based in Annapolis. myachtservices.net

MYS’s new crew (L-R): David Sill, Scott Carter, John Dolan, and Sean Coleman.

Going Greener

Photo courtesy of northsailsod.com

In the space normally occupied by a boat’s propulsion engine, the new Beta Marine hybrid propulsion system by Beta Marine and Hybrid Marine offers a propulsion engine and transmission, a five-Kw battery charging generator, and a 10-Kw electric drive motor. Using inverter technology, you can have all the reliable 110v-appliances as well as battery-monitoring and batteryregeneration under sail. The system is available as a complete package on engines ranging from the Beta 14 to 60. You can find them at nine service centers on the Bay. betamarinenc. com

Uhthoff in the News

Steven Uhthoff recently earned the designation of Accredited Marine Surveyor from the Society for Accredited Marine Surveyors, meaning he has at least five years of professional surveying experience and passed a four-hour written test. Tracy Uhthoff adds, “Steve was recently selected to survey the Clipper Ship Pride of Baltimore II and the historic Liberty Ship S.S. John W. Brown.” Check out the new website for Steven Uhthoff Inc. Marine Surveys and Consultation at annapolismarinesurveys.com. You’ll see Weird Stuff We Find, a complete database with photos of vessels inspected over the past five years, and a useful description of the Pre-Purchase Survey process. Visitors can get quotes and a list of services, ask questions, and schedule surveys.

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More Green News

This June, Annapolis Hybrid Marine (AHM) became the U.S. distributor for Thoosa electric propulsion systems manufactured in Denmark. Sally Reuther—AHM’s owner and CEO—says, “We have signed Pacific North West Electric Boats as the first dealer and are working with several other companies in key sailing and boating areas as potential new dealers. My husband, David DiQuinzio, is our technical consultant.” The Thoosa system is designed to be a clean, quiet alternative to conventional inboard gas or diesel engines in 28to 50-foot sailboats as well as trawlers and motor launches. It can operate on batteries alone, or for more range in cruising situations, it can incorporate a DC diesel generator, or wind and solar energy. annapolishybridmarine.com

Viking Acquires USA Services

Viking Life-Saving Equipment recently purchased USA Services in Norfolk, VA. Viking’s 12,000-square-foot facility at 1141 Ingleside Road provides regional sales and services for USCG- and SOLAS-regulated equipment. Since USA Services closed its Annapolis office, Viking has arranged for Nic Stark of Maritime Solutions/Inflatable Experts to be its representative in Annapolis for raft drop-offs. viking-life.com

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BOAT SHARING Partnership Forming to Acquire a 30’ Racer/Cruiser In Baltimore. No boating experience required, anchor partners are salts. Equity of $1,500 plus $1,000 per year. Email : grampian30@comcast.net

36' Monk Trawler '94 Nova Scotia-built and equipped for extended cruising. 350hp Cat diesel rebuilt in 2006. AwlGrip flag-blue hull. RIB and outboard on custom davits. Recent electronics and Northern Lights genset. Hop aboard and head to Maine, Florida, Bahamas. She's been there before. Ideal for doing the Loop. $169k. Contact bartellh@gmail.com or (410)829-3833


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19’ Cape Dory Typhoon Weekender ’81 Full keel, 4-hp 4-stoke Yamaha

’05, Schaefer Snap furl CF-700, no jib $4,000 Jim (301) 340-6628, Email: comasis@verizon.net

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34’ Gemini 105Mc Catamaran ‘04 Very well maintained and equipped for Bay or Bahamas! $129,000. Annapolis Partnership possible with original owner. For details contact Jack at 410-285-0638 or jlahr@thomaspointassociates.com

14’ Stur-Dee Cat ’09 Lovely, new catboat w/ centerboard, Marconi rig, outboard well, large comfortable cockpit & cuddy; 7-foot beam; Stable & fast. $14,995. Contact Rick Casali 410-279-5309 or rickc@noyceyachts.com

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Alerion- not, but close for a lot less! This Quickstep 24 daysailor by Ted Brewer will not disappoint. Her classic and beautiful lines, sailing ability, 3.4 draft, and sturdy build make her a gem. She can be ready to sail in minutes, accommodate 6 adults and sleep 2 for an over-night. Maine built in 1987, excellent cond., new sails, ST winches, new cushions, freshly varnished and a 5-hp Nissan. Call now to see this hard to find little yacht (only 200 were built), conveniently located Annapolis. $17,900. (585) 749-4812.

24’ Rainbows Pick from a few

donated boats for sale at Center Dock Marina, Fells Point, Baltimore. Living Classrooms Foundation is a Baltimore-Washington-based non-profit educational organization that teaches youths with experiential learning-“learning by doing.” (Several available). Best offers accepted. www.livingclassrooms.org, (410) 685-0295.

26’ Columbia T-26 ‘77 Alan Payne designTrailerable pocket cruiser. 2’ draft shoal keel. Very good sailer. 50% ballast ratio. Very good cond., no blisters. Excellent sails; Harken roller furler, 150 genoa & full batten main. 8HP Johnson Sailmaster OB – zero hrs since overhaul. Two anchors, new life lines & bimini, dodger. Cruised West coast FL to Chesapeake Bay. Presently in Delaware. Asking $7,000. Phone: (727) 374-6787 Email: yachtbluemoon@hotmail.com

26’ Ranger ’72 Donated boat 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.” $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. 410-4778607. YoungsBoatYard.com 27’ Hunter ’83 This boat has had everything upgraded or replaced! Yanmar 1GM10 w/250 hrs., 155 genoa w/Furlex furler, main w/3 reefs, many upgrades, dodger, bimini & connector, new hatches & ports, standing rigging, traveler, rigid boom vang, refrigeration, includes in-hatch AC. This boat is ready to sail away! $13,000 obo Call (302) 836-3678 or email saillrn@comcast.net 27’ US Yachts ’83 Keel fiber-

glass cruising sloop, good cond., Volvo dsl, wheel steering, RF, Sea Scouts, $4900, obo, Steve Alexander 301-646-0805, stevedalex@msn.com


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41’ Beneteau 411 ‘03 Special Edi-

• Deltaville, VA 23043 804-776-7575 • • Annapolis, MD 21403 410-267-8181 • 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/US.com. Asking $29,900 obo with option to buy or rent slip J21 at Magothy Marina. (410) 730-7590. E-mail dcallis1@verizon.net

35.5’ Hunter Legend ‘90 Yanmar dsl, new dodger & bimini, main/ jib/gennaker. 4 yrs old, many extras $37,900 (757) 969-1204. 35’ Young Sun Cutter ’83 Perry designed, double ender, Yanmar dsl, radar, Aries vane, watermaker, dodger. Classic bluewater cruiser. Hampton, VA. Asking $65,000. ahaleva@aol.com, (407) 4886958.

36' Hunter '04 A great sailboat with bow thrusters! Easily pull into & out of slips with confidence. Fully loaded and well maintained. Asking $130k, located in Baltimore. Call TJ at (571) 232-6398

37’ Tartan ’76 New Harken furler, SSB, radar, AP, solar, fridge, ’08 FB mainsail, inverter. Budget cruiser, go now, missing centerboard, still sweet sailing S&S design. $33,000, jcdefoe52@yahoo.com, (301) 974-2620.

41’ Hunter ’01 Fully equipped and well maintained. Fifty % co-ownership $74,500. Located in Oxford. Call Hank (484) 680-2312 or bwn2sum@hotmail.com



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www.adventure-yachts.com 31’ Island Packet Cutter ’86 A great cruising yacht that is at home in the Bahamas or the Bay. Shoal 4’ draft goes just about anywhere. Priced at $52,500. www.adventure-yachts.com or call (410) 626-2851 38’ C&C Landfall ’82 The C&C 38s are dry sailing performance oriented cruisers with a turn of speed when needed. This is a substantial and quality built boat. If you are in the market for a quality cruiser, you need to see Wise Craic. Asking $49,900. See pics and specs at www.adventure-yachts.com or call 410-626-2851. ,Wise Craic. Asking $49,900. See pics and specs at www.adventure-yachts.com or call 410-626-2851. 39’ Catalina ’01 The 390 is the

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39’ Island Spirit 400 ’04 Sailing Catamaran Owner’s version with 3 cabins, 2 heads. One owner, never chartered. Yanmar 29-hp motors. Northern lights 6 kw genset. Fully equipped & ready to go cruising. $289,000 (305) 407-6690, Caribtraveller@yahoo.com

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www.annapolisyachtsales.com Beneteau Sailboats in Annapolis!! Beneteau sailboats in Annapolis!! Beneteau 323, 343, 361, 36.7, 411, 423, and 473, all available in Annapolis! Call Dan Nardo, your Beneteau man for any info 410-267-8181 or dan@annapolisyachtsales.com

27’ Hunter ’05 Very clean cruis-

er. Great 2 cabin layout. Perfect pocket cruiser for the Bay, in turn key cond.…sail her away today!!! $49,900 Call Tim (410) 267-8181 or tim@annapolisyachtsales.com

tion 2-cabin. Next Gen generator, Electro-scan head, A/C, galvanic isolator, full enclosure. $167,500, Deltaville, VA. Call Jonathan (804) 436-4484 or jonathan@annapolisyachtsales. com

42’ Lagoon Catamaran ‘94 Fabulous 4 cabin catamaran with a spacious cockpit and great foredeck. Lightly sailed on the Chesapeake Bay since 2001. Asking $180,000. Call Denise (410) 267-8181 or denise@annapolisyachtsales.com. 46’ Catamaran ‘09 Owner’s version (3-cabin). Loaded with custom features, cruising gear like generator, extra batteries, solar panels, radar, davits. $770,000 in Reedville, VA. Call Jonathan (804) 436-4484 or jonathan@annapolisyachtsales. com 57’ Beneteau 57 Center Cockpit ‘04

28’ Bristol Channel Cutter ’81 True Blue Water Cruiser for a couple or a solo sailor. Asking $119,000 Paul Rosen 410-267-8181 or paul@annapolisyachtsales.com

29’ Cal 2-29 ‘73 Lovingly cared

Built by Beneteau France, commissioned, maintained by AYS. One owner yacht with all the extra equipment you would expect. Reduced to $664,000 Paul Rosen 410-267-8181 paul@annapolisyachtsales.com

for Cal 2-29. Yanmar engine (new 1989), new sails and jib furler in 1990, new bottom paint. Asking $12,500. Call Denise (410) 267-8181 or denise@annapolisyachtsales.com.

30’ Sabre 30 MK III ‘88 One of the cleanest, best maintained boats on the market today! Perfect Chesapeake Bay cruiser. Looks like a boat many years newer! $48,500. Charles (410) 267-8181 or charles@annapolisyachtsales. com. 36’ Beneteau 361 ’01-’02 Three of these highly successful cruisers are available. Shower stall, roller furling mains and all well equipped. Starting at $98K. Call Tim 410-267-8181 or tim@annapolisyachtsales.com 36’ Mariner ‘79 Ketch. Original

owner, great cond. New electronics, awlgripped hull, new dodger all in 2006. New cockpit cushions (2010). $68,500 in Lancaster, VA. Call Jonathan (804) 436-4484, jonathan@annapolisyachtsales. com

36’ Morris Justine 36 ‘87 Ask-

ing only $199,900. In need of some TLC. Bring any reasonable offer. Call Dan at Annapolis Yacht Sales. 410-267-8181 or dan@annapolisyachtsales.com

34’ Catalina ’00 Wing keel, AC, Ray-

marine AP, depth, speed, dodger and bimini. This is the mk II model with the big cockpit with perch seats and the big aft cabin.$88,000 bayharborbrokerage.com (757) 480-1073.

36’ PDQ Catamaran ’92 Just back

from a winter in the islands she is well equipped and ready to go. All new electronics ’08 & ’09, sails ’00, canvas ’08. Yanmar dsl, wind generator, solar panels. $134,000 bayharborbrokerage.com, (757) 480-1073

40’ Catalina ’96 Twin wheels, big cockpit, air, 5’6” draft, up to date electronics, custom rubrail, optional furling staysail, nice aft cabin, 2 heads. $135,000 bayharborbrokerage.com, 757480-1073 44’ Catana Catamaran ‘97 Owner’s

version, unique plan with 3 steering stations. Yanmar 40s with 1450 hrs, generator, air, watermaker, dinghy, custom hard top, liferaft fully cruise equipped $299,500 www.bayharborbrokerage.com (757) 480-1073.





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2002 Hunter 46 $184,900

2007 Beneteau 343 $129,900

1994 Lagoon Catamaran 42 $180,000

2007 Wauquiez 41 PS $268,000

1992 Hans Christian 33 $109,500

1979 Mariner Ketch 36 $68,500

34 Beneteau First 10R '07 ..............$124,900.00 Catalina 250 '95.............................$14,500.00 38 34 Beneteau 343 '07 ........................$129,900.00 Rosborough 246 Tug '05.............$84,500.00 38 34 Catalina 34 MkII '01......................$85,000.00 Hunter 27 '05 ................................$49,000.00 39 34 Pearson 34 '84...............................$37,900.00 Beneteau 285 '90 ..........................$24,900.00 40 34 Westerly Seahawk '85 .................$74,500.00 Beneteau 281 '97 ..........................$36,000.00 40 35 Catalina 350 '04...........................$138,500.00 Bristol Channel Cutter 28 '81.$119,000.00 40 35 Schock Sloop 35 '01.....................$79,900.00 Bristol Channel Cutter 28 '87 ...$99,900.00 40 35 Tartan 3500 '04...........................$179,900.00 Aloha 28 '83...................................$24,500.00 40 35 Wauquiez Pretorian 35 '85 ........$74,900.00 Cal 2-29 '73....................................$12,500.00 40 36 Albin Trawler 36 '79 ....................$55,900.00 Bristol 29.9.....................................$29,900.00 40 36 Bayfield Cutter 36 '87..................$87,900.00 C&C 30 '88 ....................................$49,500.00 41 36 Beneteau 361 '00 ..........................$92,900.00 Custom Gaff Rig Schooner '59..$37,500.00 41 36 Beneteau 361 '02 ..........................$99,900.00 Pearson 303 '87.............................$27,500.00 41 36 Beneteau 36.7 04 ........................$114,900.00 Sea Sailor 30...................................$44,500.00 41 36 Cheoy Lee 36 '69..........................$69,900.00 Nonsuch 30 '87 .............................$64,500.00 41 36 Gozzard Cutter 36 '87 ..............$115,000.00 O'Day 30 '81..................................$12,500.00 42 36 Monk 36 '05 .................................$249,000.00 Pearson 303 '84.............................$27,900.00 42 36 Mariner Ketch 36 '79...................$68,500.00 Beneteau 31 '08...........................$119,900.00 42 36 Sabre 362 '92 ...............................$129,900.00 Beneteau 323 '04 ..........................$79,900.00 42 37 Beneteau Evasion 37 '82..............$69,000.00 Halvorsen Island Gypsy 32 '03.$189,900.00 42 37 Nordic Tug 37 '99 ......................$279,000.00 Hunter Vision 32 '91....................$34,900.00 42 37 Lord Nelson Victory Tug '86...$194,000.00 Hans Christian 33 '92 ................$109,500.00 43 38 Bristol 38.8 '86 ............................$119,000.00 LS-10 33 '01 ...................................$49,900.00 44 38 Pearson True NorthCOM 38 '04......$299,900.00 XINFO Yachts 332 '02.........................$119,000.00 44 ANNAPOLISYACHTSALES WWW



2005 Sabre 426 $369,000

2000 Bavaria 47 CC $225,000

Pearson True North 38 '02......$249,000.00 Wauquiez Hood 38 MKII '84.....$99,900.00 Beneteau 393 '02 & '03 from ..$149,500.00 C&C 40 '80 ....................................$59,500.00 C&C 40 C/B '79 ............................$54,500.00 Catalina 400 '95...........................$128,500.00 Hunter 40.5 '95 .............................$99,000.00 Palmer Johnson NY 40 '78 .........$69,000.00 Hanse 400 '06..............................$179,900.00 Hinckley Bermuda 40 '63..........$115,000.00 Beneteau 411 '01 ........................$142,900.00 Beneteau 411 '03 ........................$167,500.00 Lord Nelson 41' 1987 .............$174,000.00 Sigma 41 '83 ...................................$79,900.00 Wauquiez PS 41 '07 ...................$268,000.00 Beneteau 423 '03 ........................$169,900.00 Beneteau 423 '03 ........................$200,000.00 Sabre 425 '94 ...............................$219,000.00 Sabre 426 '05 ...............................$369,000.00 Lagoon 42 '94 ..............................$180,000.00 Vagabond Ketch 42 '84 ...............$99,000.00 Pan Oceanic Cutter 43 '81.......$115,000.00 Beneteau 44.7 '05 .......................$239,900.00 IslandNNAPOLIS Packett 44 '92 ..................$239,000.00 ACHT




44 Morgan 44 CC '90......................$124,900.00 45 Beneteau First 456 '85...............$128,000.00 45 Fuji 45 '74 .....................................$119,500.00 45 Hunter 450 Passage CC '98 .....$134,900.00 45 Howdy Bailey 45 '73 ..................$164,900.00 45 Wauquiez 45S '05.......................$297,500.00 46 Beneteau 461 '01 ........................$169,000.00 46 Beneteau 461 '01 ........................$179,000.00 46 Hunter 46 '02 ..............................$184,900.00 46 Leopard Catamaran 46 '09.......$770,000.00 46 Tartan 4600 '95...........................$255,000.00 46 Tartan 4600 '96...........................$324,900.00 47 Bavaria 47 CC '00.......................$225,000.00 47 Beneteau 473 '03 ........................$250,000.00 47 Beneteau 473 '02 ........................$219,900.00 47 Beneteau 47.7 '04 .......................$249,900.00 47 Beneteau 47.7 '04 .......................$298,500.00 47 Marine Trader M/Y 47 '90........$169,000.00 1987 Gozzard Cutter 36 50 Beneteau 50 '07...........................$585,000.00 $119,000 50 George Buehler '02......................$95,000.00 50 Ocean Alexander 50 '79 ...........$150,000.00 57 Beneteau 57 CC '04...................$664,000.00 60 Nexus 600 Catamaran '10.... $1,360,000.00 76 Franz Maas 76 '74 .......................$595,000.00 ALES COM


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

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, boats@boemarine.com, www.boemarine.com

26’ Robalo 2620 CC '99 Trailer, well maintained. Local boat in Annapolis, ready for creek crawling, skiing, fishing or just enjoying an evening sunset. asking $36,500 Contact Scott Dodge - www.BuckeyeyachtSales.com or 410-571-5551

30' Quest 30 '96 by Holby Trailer, well maintained. Local boat in Annapolis, ready for inshore or offshore racing. This boat has a lot of interior for a sprit sportster. Take a look, you will be pleasantly surprised. Mike Titgemeyer, listing broker www.BuckeyeyachtSales.com or 410-571-5551

34’ C&C ’80 Surprise is a two owner C&C 34 centerboard version. Updated electronics, nicely kept and a great value for bay sailing and cruising. Asking only $33,000 - www.BuckeyeYachtSales.com or 410-571-5551

36' C&C 110 '04 Blue Hull, shoal draft keel, cruising equipment / sails. Very lightly used. Conveniently located at Port Annapolis asking $149k Contact Mike Titgemeyer - Buckeye Yacht Sales - 410-571-5551

37' Tartan 3700 '07 Well equipped, deep keel version, a sleeper on around the cans on Friday nights...Motivated owner, asking $239k - almost $400k to replace. Ultrasuede Interior, carbon rig, epoxy hull, RayMarine electronics & more - Contact Buckeye Yacht Sales 410-571-5551

37' Tartan 37c '82 Sweet sailing bay boat, centerboard keel, updated electronics, sails and more. If you have dreamt of a Tartan 37c and been waiting for the right one - Here she is...Rejuvenation has been updated and is ready for coastal cruising and beyond. asking $79,900 - www.BuckeyeyachtSales.com or 410-571-5551

40' C&C 121 ‘04 - Christianna - One Owner, well maintained and equipped. Currently in Somers Point, NJ. Cruise equipped, shoal draft 5' keel. Radar Plotter, A/P windlass and More asking $249,000 - Contact Mike Titgemeyer - www.BuckeyeyachtSales.com or 410-571-5551

34’ Pacific Seacraft ’98 Classic Bill Crealock designed canoe stern cutter. Beautifully maintained. 600 hrs on Yanmar. Monitor windvane, liferaft, dinghy… $150,000. (410) 269-0939 www.crusaderyachts. com 35’ Contest 35S Cutter ’90 New

32' C&C 99 '04 Blue Hull, Aluminum rig, Race or cruise equipped. Very gentle use by original owner. Located in NJ, but relocating to Annapolis soon. Contact Mike Titgemeyer / Buckeye Yacht Sales for full Specs www.BuckeyeYachtSales.com

37’ Tartan 3700 ‘00 The very Special hull # 1 - Lovingly cared for by the original owners. Fresh bottom, newer sails, always covered for winter. Excellent opportunity, asking only 190k - Check www.BuckeyeYachtSales.com for full specifications

color chart plotter, W/S/D, AP, davits, windlass, bimini, dodger, much more. A strong, clean boat & ready to go. $85,000. Crusader YS 410-269-0939 www.crusaderyachts.com

Starting line at the 2010 U.S. Snipe Nationals. Photo by Sara Proctor/ SpinSheet 41’ Bristol 41.1 Keel Centerboard Center Cockpit. Ted Hood Design. Fully Battened Mainsail system (2009). Flag Blue Hull. Air conditioning. $184,750 Crusader YS (410) 269-0939 www.crusaderyachts.com

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35’ Hunter 356 ’03 In Mast Furling,

53' Bruce Roberts ‘90 Proven circumnavigator. Steel ketch. Watermakers, SSB, life raft, dinghy, solar, wind gen, autopilot, wind vane, great shape, $240,000 Crusader YS (410) 269-0939 www.crusaderyachts.com

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

36’ PDQ Capella 36 ’00 Exceptional World Cruiser – Loaded with all the right gear!!! A must see for anyone considering the cruising lifestyle $194,900 Call Tony Tumas cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details. Email: tony@ greatblueyachts.com 40’ Hunter ’85 Just Listed! Clean,

29’ Hunter 29.5 ’94 New Raymarine electronics – wind, knot, depth, pilot, full batten main, spinnaker w/retractable pole, full canvas $36,900 Call Tony Tumas cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details. Email: tony@greatblueyachts.com, www. greatblueyachts.com 30’ Sabre 30 ’86 Sabre quality and

performance, new main ’06, spinnaker, genoa, jib, RF, knot, depth, wind -all new electronics ’06, pilot, VHF, bimini $34,900 Call Tony Tumas Cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), Office: (800) 2761774 for complete details. Email: tony@greatblueyachts.com,, www.greatblueyachts.com

32’ Hunter ’02 Very clean, full

main, RF, dodger, bimini, Air/ Heat, $75,500 Call Tony Tumas Cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), Office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details. Email: tony@greatblueyachts.com, www. greatblueyachts.com

Clean, Clean, - New Raymarine C80 plotter, Pilot, New Air/ Heat, full canvas, 2 refrig/freezer units, New teak cabin sole, new canvas & many more recent upgrades $54,900 Call Tony Tumas cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details. Email: tony@greatblueyachts.com, www. greatblueyachts.com

41’ Hardin Sea Wolf ’76 Beautiful

Classic Ketch – new teak decks, Volvo dsl, generator. Perfect Liveaboard cruiser, Private suite forward, Separate dinette & Salon area. Call for details $48,900 Call Tony Tumas Cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), Office: (800) 2761774 for complete details. Email: tony@greatblueyachts.com, www. greatblueyachts.com

New Name - Same Trusted Professionals Mike Titgemeyer and Scott Dodge proudly announce the opening of Buckeye Yacht Sales!

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Here is what our clients proudly declare...”SOLD”! We are accepting new listings.



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45’ Hunter 450CC ’00 Just Listed! Beautiful Center Cockpit, full island berth aft, private suite forward, In Mast, 2 Zone Air/Heat, Gen Set, bow thruster, plotter/radar, pilot, washer/dryer, cockpit enclosure & many, many wonderful upgrades & additions $189,900 Call Tony Tumas Cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), Office: (800) 2761774 for complete details. Email: tony@greatblueyachts.com, www.greatblueyachts.com

Featured Brokerage 49' Wauqueiz Centurion `92 48' Malo `05 45' Liberty `84 42' Jeanneau `07 42' Moody `90 41` Bristol 41.1 83 41' C&C shoal `88 41' Sceptre `88 40' Pacific Seacraft `99 40' Bristol `78 40' C&C `91 37' Jeanneau Sun Odyssey `97 37' Pacific Seacraft `87 36' Bayfield Cutter `88 36' Prout `05 35' Bristol `82 35' Contest `90 35' Freedom Yachts `94 35' Island Packet Packet Cat `93 35' Westerly Oceanquest `97 34' Kaiser Gale Force `80 34' Pacific Seacraft `98

33’ Offshore Cat-Ketch ’87 Twin

Wishbone rig w/staysail, Universal dsl, pilot, dodger - ultimate in solo sailing! $29,900 Call Tony Tumas’s cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), office (800) 276-1774 Email: tony@greatblueyachts.com www. greatblueyachts.com

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35’ Hinterhoeller Niagara 35 ’82 42’ Baltic ‘77 Very fast, strong, Beautiful green hull, radar, chart plotter, AP, wind generator, dinghy davits, hard dinghy, Air/Heat, dodger, bimini, Two aft berths – one double, one single. $46,000 Call Tony Tumas Cell: (443) 5535046 (day or eve), Office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details. Email:tony@greatblueyachts.com, www.greatblueyachts.com

Chesapeake Bay Sailing


beautiful lines, warm honest interior. Race or cruise ready, low hr Perkins dsl like new. No teak decks, XL alternator, 14 sails. Steal at $54,900. 443-989-8900

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50’ Wooden Ketch ’68 Monk de-

signed, strip planked, rebuilt 2004, ’03 Westerbeke 80hp dsl/ gen. Go travelling in this well built yacht reminiscent of an Old World gentleman’s club. $99,000. 443989-8900

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60’ Open ‘89 Give a dozen friends the daysail of their lives or sail around the world alone. Warning: Once you’ve experienced this pure joy, you’ll never go back! Several, starting at $109,000. 443-9898900 65’ Steel Schooner ‘86 Start your

own daycharter or cruise in stylish safety. Colvin design USCG certified for passengers. New 60-hp dsl. 2nd in Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race. $275,000. 443989-8900

37’ Hunter 376 ’96 Yanmar dsl, RF, AP, AC/Gen, new listing $79,500 www.lippincottmarine.com, (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 $109,500 Lippincott Marine (410) 827-9300.

222 Severn Avenue Building 7, Suite 3C Annapolis, MD 21403 (410) 280-0520 annapolis@leopardcatamarans.com

43’ Beneteau Cyclades ‘05 located at the Chart House in Eastport area of Annapolis. Priced for immediate sale $140,000 Contact Trip at (410) 280-0520

27’ Catalina 27 ‘87 Tall Rig, Westerbeke, dsl, RF, wheel, $14,900 www.lippincottmarine.com, (410) 827-9300. 36’ Catalina MKII ’96 Univ. 30hp

dsl, radar, inverter, R/F $88,500 Lippincott Marine (410) 827-9300

34’ J 34C ‘88 This J 34c is a New Listing and will provide elegance and comfort at any speed. Great performance oriented cruiser! She is in great shape and priced to sell quick, offered at $79,000. Owner has purchased another boat. Please Contact Paul (410) 280-2038 ext 11 or Email at Paul@NorthPointYachtSales.com

J/105 '03 Gringo. Rigged and ready for racing. The bottom has a full race finish by Waterlines. Very clean low use boat will be a good J 105 Class racer Price Offered at $107,000. Contact Ken at (410) 280-2038 or Ken@NorthPointYachtsSales.com.

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Cape Fear 38 ‘02 A winning race record and a comfortable cruising interior. Shoal draft with A-kites make this an easy boat to have fun with. Offered at $155,000. Contact David at (410) 280-2038 or David@NorthPointYachtSales.com

J/120 ’98 MAJOR PRICE REDUCTION!!! The owner of K2 wants the boat sold quickly. Hull and deck are in great condition, interior looks good. The J 120 provides exciting performance with a PHRF of 51 and great accommodations for 6. It drives to windward as if it is on rails but yet is great for a day's sail for 2. On the Hard in Bert Jabin’s Brokerage section. Please contact Paul for more information. paul@northpointyachtsales.com 410-961-5254 direct.

J/122 ’07 This J 122 is now available as the owner is moving up. Catapult is the best equipped boat on the market and ready for you to make an offer. She offers a huge North Sails inventory and new Full B&G electronics system. She is recently painted light grey and looks like a new boat. She is on the Hard at Bert Jabin’s and is ready to start winning races. Please call Ken Comerford at 410-991-1511 or Email at Ken@NorthPointYachtSales.com. Make an offer for a quick sale! Looking forward to helping you win silver and cruise in style!

41’ Tartan 4100 ’03 Good Night Moon ! is a fine example of this legendary YS Tim Jacket design. She is equipped DA with all of the right gear 1 0 to make sailing easy for the single handed IN cruiser and has allC Tthe comfort for A cruising the Bay.R Good Night Moon T is lying in Downtown Annapolis and ON is easy toCshow, Please call Ken R to schedule a showing Comerford D E 280-2038 ext 12 or Email at (410) N U Ken@NorthPointYachtSales.com.

J 42 ’00 She is a proven Racer Cruiser that will appeal to the sailor looking for a boat to race and cruise. She has White hull that has just been polished and that creates a beautiful classic look. Offered at $249,000. Contact Paul at (410) 280-2038 Ext 11 or Paul@NorthPointYachtsSales.com.

49’ Beneteau ’07 Pavane was set up by a couple that was interested in making a wonderful boat even better with lots of custom details. She is Shoal draft with a three cabin version that will make cruising enjoyable in this optimized Custom Beneteau 49. The Low hours and details will be what stands out making Pavane a must-see boat. She should be on your list when shopping for your next boat. In 2007 the Beneteau 49 won "Cruising World's" Boat of the Year award for the full-size production cruisers. This is a great example of a solid boat that will take you on your next journey. Please Call our Office to schedule an appointment at 410-280-2038 and any one of our qualified brokers can help. Offered at $339,000

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www.nortonyachts.com 38’ Hunter ’06 Bronze Penny This nearly new yacht has inmast furling, 40-hp engine, anchor windlass, ST60 knot/depth, ST60 wind, refrigeration, AC/ Heat, stereo w/CD, TV/DVD, AP, GPS/chartplotter, bimini, dodger, connector. $160,000 Norton Yacht Sales (804) 776-9211, www.nortonyachts.com Hunter 460 ’01 Sweet N’ Slow is a stunning beauty with a solid, extraordinary performance package and all the comforts of home below. This professionally maintained yacht is equipped ready for the sea. $215,000 Norton Yacht Sales (804) 776-9211, www. nortonyachts.com

46’ Hunter ’02 Tallulah is a one owner fully loaded vessel seeking some blue water! Tallulah has some unique appointments & the all new canvas is just the start of a long list of amenities & equipment. Be sure & put this boat on your short list! $195,000 Norton Yacht Sales (804) 776-9211, www.nortonyachts.com

384 Morgan Sloop ‘83 Lovely and extremely well maintained vessel! She is well equipped and ready to cruise. Many upgrades through the years have enhanced what is already a great boat. Asking $62,000 OBYS 410-226-0100

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47.7’ Beneteau First ’02 This has

to be the nicest vessel we have had the pleasure of listing. She is in Showroom cond. from stem to stern. The owners have been meticulous in their care of this vessel and it shows. She is clean, neat and well organized for extended cruising. Most of her life has been on Lake Champlain (3 month season) and then Dry stored on land and fully covered. One would have to buy a new boat to compare and then she would not have all the equipment this one has. Reduced to $295,000 OBYS 410-226-0100

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Tied 30 foot center cockpit cruiser, double cabins with 6’3” hdrm, 13Jeanneau 49 Sun Odyssey ’05 hp Yanmar dsl Asking $19,950 call This beautiful sailing yacht has Regent Point Marina @ 804-758everything you will need for long 4457, www.regent-point.com term cruising. Accommodations include 3 double cabins, 2 heads, 34’ Pacific Seacraft Crealock ’90 AC/Heat, refrigerator & freezer, Sound Harbor Great sea going Tridata ST60, E-80 Nav and E-120 vessel, radar, chartplotter, AP, helm, AP St6000+. $257,000 NorRef. Clean 2 owner boat, many ton Yacht Sales (804) 776-9211, extras, Asking $105,000 Regent www.nortonyachts.com Point Marina (804) 758-4457 www.regent-point.com


30’ Sabre Sloop MkIII ’93 The Mk

III was the last design Sabre did of the 30 footer. Only 309 hrs on her 2004 Westerbeke dsl engine Blue Moon is clean and in sail away cond. Harken RF, Fully battened main, ST winches, bimini, and more. Great cruiser or club racer. Asking $53,000 OBYS (410) 226-0100.

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Hunter 376 1996 Yanmar DSL, RF, AP, AC/Gen New listing. $79,500

35.5 Hunter Legend ’88 Lady-

bug 27 HP Yanmar dsl, A/C-Heat Pump, Ref, Auto Helm, RF, dodger, bimini, Many features. Price Reduced: $39,950 Call Regent Point Marina @ 804-758-4457, www.regent-point.com.

35.5 Hunter '90 356 Hunter '03 36 Hunter ‘05 376 Hunter ’96 376 Hunter '97 38 Hunter ‘06 38 Hunter '06 38 Island Packet '93 380 Hunter ’00 380 Hunter '00 38 Shannon ‘78 410 Hunter ‘00 420 Hunter '04 44 DS Hunter '04 46 Hunter '02 460 Hunter '01 460 Hunter ’02 49 Jeanneau SO '05


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Catalina Tall rig, Westerbeke, DSL, RF, wheel $ 14,900 Seldelmann 30T Yanmar 13hp DSL, RF, shoal $ 14,500 Dufour 3800 Volvo dsl, wheel. Call/OFFERS Catalina MK II Univ 30hp DSL radar, inverter, R/F $ 88,500 Hunter 376 Yanmar AC/Gen, NEW LISTING $ 88,500 Hunter 376 Yanmar DSL, RF, AP, AC/Gen $ 79,500 Hunter Yanmar 50hp, A/C, AP, Inverter $109,500 Lancer CC Excellent liveaboard, cruise equipped $ 58,500

Rogue Wave Specializes in 37’ Dickerson Sloop/Cutter ‘83 High Quality, Ocean-going vesLovely, traditional looks with an extended fin keep and skegged rudder. Listed in Feren Mates book “Worlds Best Boats”. She has a traditional interior layout w/custom chairs in the main salon. Asking $70,000 OBYS 410-226-0100

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sels of substance and character. We are proud to be a dealer for Valiant Yachts and Outbound Yachts. If you want a good solid bluewater boat, or you want to sell your cruising boat, call RogueWave at (410) 571-2955 for an appointment. VISIT US at www.RogueWaveYachtSales.com or at Port Annapolis Marina!

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

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36’ Hunter 356 ‘02 NEW LISTING! Call for Details ..Very well maintained Great Condition! $95,000 (410) 639-9380, www.saltyachts. com

Boat Here! RogueWave is looking for listings for blue water cruising boats! We sell only ocean capable sailing vessels of quality and substance. www.RogueWaveYachtSales.com


37’ Hunter 37.5 ’92 Fast, roomy

www.sailingassociates.com broker@sailingassociates.com 27’ Gulf ’81 $5,500 Inexpensive way to go cruising. Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171.

28 Bristol Channel Cutter ’00 Sam L Morse factory built, Lyle Hess BCC28 very well equipped with great radar, plotter, monitor windvane steering, low hours! $179K (Several Available) 410 571-2955 www.RogueWaveYachtSales.com

28’ Cape Dory ’78 Great starter boat at $14,900. AC. Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171. 28’ Sabre ‘76 $19,500 New engine

(50 hrs), new batteries. Ready to go cruising boat. Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171.

and attractive. ’06-‘07 NEW STANDING RIGGING, NEW INSTRUMENTS, NEW LIFELINES, NEW CANVAS AND MORE! Perhaps the most sensible layout ever for a 37’ boat including a walk in shower and tons of galley space. She has been lovingly maintained. $68,000 Call Ben at (410) 6399380 www.saltyachts.com

41’ Beneteau 411 ’00 Fresh bright-

work and completely waxed! low hrs, radar, Air, Recent electronics Bristol cond. $143,000 (410) 6399380, www.saltyachts.com

31’ Beneteau First 310 Excellent cond. to go cruising or racing, 1992 offered at $44,900 Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171. clean. $61,900 Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171.

32’ 28 Shannon ’78 Well equipped with new sails, new electronics Furuno Color Radar/Plotter, AIS, SSB, tiller pilot, and Dickerson heater! $47K 410 571-2955 www.RogueWaveYachtSales.com

34’ Pacific Seacraft ’95 Nice

clean boat with AC, Microwave, Radar, GPS, SSB, custom features. Ready to go sailing. $129K, (410) 571-2955, www.RogueWaveYachtSales.com


’93 Very

32’ Catalina ’98 Very clean and

ready to sail. $69,900 Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171.

35’ Island Packet ’89 $119,000

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

37’ Alberg ’68 In excellent shape

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

38’ Morgan 382 ’81 $44,900

40 Farr 40 One Design # 69: Flojito y Cooperando: Top maintenance and professional input - very attractive choice for regional Class level racers. Acapulco Mexico/ Marina del Rey CA, $180,000 www.staggyachts.com Central Agent

410-268-1001 info@staggyachts.com 24’ Edgewater 245 Center Console ‘08 In custom gray gelcoat, single

Yamaha 250, Float-On aluminum trailer and very low hrs. Stevensville MD, POA www.staggyachts. com Central Agent

40 Farr 40 One Design # 53: Hobbytry: Great choice for regional Class racers and dry stored inside for last year. Hamburg, Germany, $160,000 VAT paid www.staggyachts.com Central Agent

30’ Farr 30 One Design #30692 Mascalzone Latino: Ovington built and campaigned by one of the world’s top teams. 2000 World Champion boat. Portsmouth RI, $85,000 www.staggyachts.com

Completely equipped for offshore cruising. Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171.

40’ Palmer Johnson ’78 Tradi-

40 Farr 40 One Design # 132. Cannonball Excellent choice for the sailor looking to join the championship level of Farr 40 racing. Porto Cervo, Sardinia, $375,000 VAT paid. www.staggyachts.com Central Agent

tional ocean racer, ready to go. $40,000 Call Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171.

50’ Costa Mesa ’74 At $47,000 37 Valiant Cutter ’81 Own a wonderful, great sailing, well built boat. Perfect single hander and capable of the bay, the oceans, and the world. Offered at a great price. $69K 410 571-2955 www.RogueWaveYachtSales.com

50’ Valiant ’03 Lightly used, fresh water V50 with Leisurefurl and bow thruster, davits, and AC. Only 350 hrs on the engine! $519K (410) 571-2955, www.RogueWaveYachtSales.com

a great ocean cruising boat. Call Sailing Associates (410) 2758171.

40 Farr 40 One Design. Mascalzone Latino: Please contact us regarding the opportunity to own one of championship level Farr 40s sailed by this team. Portoferraio, Elba, Italy www.staggyachts.com

Tom Lippincott • Ben Armiger

33’ Pearson ’88 Shoal draft, New Sails! New running rigging, New

sails, below deck autopilot! Mast out rig inspection 2010…in great shape! $47,000 (410) 639-9380, www.saltyachts.com

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33 Farr ‘84 Annapolis Custom Yachts Farr 33 Contraire: with a proven racing record and ideal PHRF boat for local club racing. Bring us an offer. Annapolis, MD, $38,000 www.staggyachts.com Central Agent

40 Farr 40 One Design # 96. Dark Side: Has been owned by top campaigners and a great choice for Class racing at all levels. Ft Lauderdale, FL, $225,000 www.staggyachts.com Central Agent


456 Hunter ‘02 Only 345 eng. & 191 generator hrs! Loaded with: Dual A/C, in-mast furling, bow thruster, Raymarine ST7001+, RL70 radar, anchor windlass, dinghy w/motor and more. $199,900. Call 800960-TIDE or 800-699-SAIL. Go to www.tidewatermarina.com. 1-800-960-TIDE



290 Hunter ‘00 Lightly used w/

only 240 eng. hrs, popular 2 cabin layout w/wet head, Raymarine knot, depth, wind instruments, lazy-jack system, 110% furling jib. $48,500. Call 800960-TIDE or 800-699-SAIL. Go to www.tidewatermarina.com.

320 Catalina ‘01 Only 314 eng. hrs! Clean, well maintained with A/C, Raymarine AP, wind, knot, depth, new 135% genoa, custom bimini, matching covers for pedestal, genoa & mainsail. $74,900. Call 800699-SAIL or 800-960-TIDE. Go to www.tidewatermarina.com. Hunter ‘05 Extensively equipped with A/C, generator, in-mast furling, Raymarine ST6001 autopilot, C80 GPS, anchor windlass, inflatable dinghy, North Sails bimini and much more! $239,500. Call 800-699SAIL or 800-960-TIDE. Go to www.tidewatermarina.com. 44AC






410-923-1400 • 443-223-7864 New Annapolis Listings Needed ASAP We are sold out AGAIN!

Complimentary deep water Annapolis dockage for new listings up to 75 feet, sail or power. Free detailing and weekly washdown. (410) 923-1400 or (443) 2237864 John Kaiser/cell anytime.

65' Caribe Custom Catamaran '99 -4 queen staterooms + crews qtrs; 31-ft beam; 99-foot mast; 2 X 100 hp Yanmars; recent sails; lying Kilmarnock, VA.; $100,000's in upgrades; cost $3.5 million. Try $999,000. Call Rick Casali for details 410-279-5309 or rickc@noyceyachts.com

27' Ericson 77 AP RF Wheel Bimini. Atomic 4 inboard, You won't believe it! Lots of extras/upgrades. Even inflatable with outboard. Great value at $8900.00. 717-542-4114 or dkopp@block.com for pics.

31.6’ Columbia 9.6 ‘76 Yanmar 3GM 30F dsl, new 3-blade prop, shaft & stuffing box, RF, all new lines, SS bimini, tiller pilot, H/C water, barrier coated bottom. Ready to sail. $8K (443) 7220696.

30’ Lippincott ‘83 Yanmar 2GM,

Too Late to Classify 30’ Cape Dory Cutter Rig ‘80 Completely refurbished in 2007. New bottom barrier coat, new Imron topsides, self furling head and stay sails. Great blue water cruiser!! mrles143@aol.com


New Wireless instruments; Roller furling; Traveler; Sails; VHF radio and much more. $24,500. Call 856-696-4149 for email azdashevsky@comcast.net for details and photos.

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Asymmetrical Spinnaker w/Sock & Bag Blue, white & yellow, from

38’ Irwin sloop, no stains or blemishes. $1,995. Ask for Randy (410) 294-9478.






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

3 private cabins, sleeps 6. Full electronics, AC

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For a Fraction of the Cost! Sail all season on our boats for less than the cost of a slip! Catalina 25 Pearson 30 Cape Dory 36 Jeanneau 40 Starting at 1500 per season

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CHARTER Cruise and Snooze Sailing and overnight

B&B packages. Mid-week specials. McKeeNautical.com, (717) 891-1827.


J/34 Daily, Weekly, or Weekend Charters Bareboat or w/captain. Sleeps 6, dsl, nice

galley. Great boat for cruising the Chesapeake. Annapolis (410) 266-0963, (443) 994-1553.

R & R Charters Crewed day, weekend, and

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

RumBob Charters Catalina 40, daily, weekly,

or weekend charters w/captain. Leaving from mid Chesapeake Bay. Contact Capt. Bob at (717) 818-2893 or visit www.rumbobcharters. com

Sunrise, Sunset, Special Occasions, Or Team

Building Events aboard the Wind Mistress. Hands-on sailing or just relax. 2-8 hrs. Explore the sites and hidden treasures of the inland waters around Annapolis. Gourmet snacks or meals optional. Call Captain Jim at 443-8526433 or email jsail4u@hotmail.com.

Beneteau 411 Bare boat charter or captained charter, very well equipped. Three private, double berths. Shore powered AC. (302) 4788844.

CREW Offshore Passage Opportunities Need Sea

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Time? # 1 Crew Networking Service since 1993. Sail for free on OPB’s Call 1-800-4-PASSAGe for free brochure/membership application. www.sailopo.com. Need Free Crew? Call 1-800-4-PASSAGe or Visit www.sailopo.com

DELIVERIES Experienced USCG Licensed Captains

Unlimited sailing: from $175 per month


Chesapeake Boating Club 410-280-8692 sailboat. Crewed half and full-day charters out of the Magothy River. Licensed captain. Call Captain Paul (410) 370-2480, www.ladysaracharterservices.com


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

Captain Bob Dunn, Deliveries, Charters, check outs. Don’t have time to get boat to the yard? Call me. 4 hr minimum. (410) 279-0502, dunnboat@vzw.blackberry.net




High-end Boat Club Looking for Dock Staff

3.3 HP Mercury 2 cycle Outboard Motor 2005

Gulf, Caribbean. Three experienced USCG licensed captains. Outstanding references. Insurance approved. (443) 243-4925, www.marylandsailing.com

With excellent customer service skills to work at Edgewater marina. Boating experience a plus. Contact memberinfo@carefreeboats.com with copy of your resume and type ’annapolis dock’ in the subject line.

Endurance Yacht Deliveries Local and Long dis-

M Yacht Services, in Annapolis, MD is growing

tance. Twenty one years experience with clean insurance approved resume. Local references. Recent deliveries incl. Little Harbor 53 Annapolis to Maine, Island Packet 485 from Green bay to Annapolis, Lagoon 385 from Puerto Rico to Annapolis. See the new website for details and resumes: enduranceyachtdeliveries.com Please call Simon Edwards 410-212-9579 or email simon@enduranceyachtdeliveries.com


On cruising sailboat in Chesapeake Bay for summer. $675 (214) 914-7517.

Westerbeke 4-cycle Diesel 27-hp ZF transmis-

sion, runs, lots of spares, obo (443) 871-7310.


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

Marine Technician We are a growing rigging

and marine services company in need of a highly experienced installation and service technician. We offer competitive wages and benefits. This individual must have in depth knowledge of marine electrical and mechanical systems. Carpentry and other skills are a plus. Must have a clean driving record. Please email your resume to tifiny@myachtservices.net.

INSTRUCTORS needed at local sailing school - all levels. Must be enthusiastic, passionate about sailing and able to deal with live toads on occasion. Call Kristy @ 410-269-1594 www. sailingclasses.com




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Marine Carpet, Upholstery, and Flooring Houseboats to Bass Boats 16 Years Experience

Marine Moisture Meters For fiberglass and

wood. Non-destructive, simple to use and understand. Electrophysics, Tramex Skipper Plus, and Sovereign meters in stock. J.R. Overseas Co. (502) 228-8732, www.jroverseas.com

Spinnaker & Boom For Sale Spinnaker - 50’ hoist, 25’ foot, 3/4 oz tri-radial, blue, green & white. $400. Boom - aluminum, slotted, eliptical shape, 14’ x 6” x 1/8”. $300. (410) 8286848.

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

www.BayshoreMarineEngines.com Winter Storage Now Available - Limited space availability. Climate controlled, indoor storage, located on Back Creek in Annapolis for sail or motor boats up to 30’. Call (410) 280-2752.

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

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Annapolis Boat Shows..........................6

Annapolis School of Seamanship........33 Annapolis Yacht Sales............10, 32, 97 Annapolis Yacht Sales Tournament....37 Atlantic Spars & Rigging......................77 Bacon & Associates..............................4 Baltimore Marine Group......................35 Bay Ridge Laundromat........................74 Bay Shore Marine................................69 Beer, Boats and Ballads......................32 Bermuda Ocean Race.........................89

Setting Standards for Safer Boating

Rigging & Metal Fabrication

Beta Marine.........................................77 Blue Water Sailing School...................69 Boatyard Bar & Grill.............................31 Boatyard Beach Party.........................16 Brokerage Form................................103

with Mobile Service

Buckeye Yacht Sales..........................99

Annapolis 410-268-1570 Herrington Harbour 410-867-7248

CCS Valencer......................................30

122 Severn Ave • Annapolis MD


CDI......................................................58 Center Dock Marina..........................100 Charleston Sailing School...................64

Brokers for Quality Power & Sail


Annapolis Bay Charters.......................67

Annapolis Performance Sailing......81,90


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Annapolis Accommodations................36

Annapolis Hybrid Marine.....................59

Bad Dust Containment Systems

Call For A Demonstration Today!

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay........47

Annapolis Harbor Boat Yard................15


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


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Chesapeake Boat Works.....................71 Chesapeake Light Craft.......................47 Clean Fuels.........................................70 Coastal Climate Control......................11

Bottom Paint Removal • Gel-Coat Safe Chris Stafford 800-901-4253 www.galeforceblasting.com

Coastal Properties.................................7 Coppercoat USA.................................53 CRAB..................................................77 Crusader Yacht Sales.........................99

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Index of Display Advertisers




Defender Industries.............................53 Deltaville Boatyard.........................18,19 Diversified Marine................................49 Doctor LED..........................................63 Eastport Body Works...........................91 Eastport Spar and Rigging..................70 Eastport Yacht Center.........................46 Euro Marine Trading............................29

West Systems • MAS Epoxy

Davis’ Pub...........................................91

Bacon Sails &

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

EYC Boat Show Bash.........................45 Fair Wind Sailing School.....................56




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Fawcett Boat Supplies....................13,57 Forespar..............................................39


Hartge Yacht Harbor...........................64 Haven Harbour ...................................75 Herrington Harbour..............................51 Hinckley Yacht Services......................66 Horizon Charters.................................22 Hotwire Enterprises.............................59 Hydrovane International Marine Inc....58 IMIS.....................................................40 Inner Harbor EAST Marina..................48 J. Gordon & Co....................................65 J/World................................................72

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Landfall Navigation............................111

At Herrington Harbour North

Leukemia Cup.....................................27 Lippincott Marine...............................101 Mack Sails...........................................73 M Yacht Services................................55 Mack Boring & Parts Co......................21

Your online source for quality pre-owned sails!







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Solomons, MD

Nilsen Insurance & Financial...............73

Offshore Swan Sailing Program Real Ocean Seatime. Sail Offshore Aboard a Swan Nov 1st to 18th 2010. 11th Annual NARC Rally. Great boats, Professional skippers. Very reasonable. Small crew means lots of wheel time. Fun!! www.sailopo.com or (631) 423-4988.

Nolan Associates.................................90 North Point Yacht Sales......................23 North Sails Chesapeake........................3 North Sails...........................................25

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SLIPS Year Round Operation


100+ Slips

North Sails Direct................................71 Norton’s Sailing School.......................66


Norton’s Yacht Sales.........................101



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Ocean Options....................................54 Patsy Ewenson....................................91 Pettit Marine Paint............................2,79 319100

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

Planet Hope.........................................34 Portside Marine...................................48

Catamaran Slips Available 40ft & 50ft Baltimore Marine Center Kevin McGuire 410-675-8888 www.baltimoremarinecenter.com Dry Storage to 36 feet. Repair Yard DIY or Subs.

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40’-70’ deepwater slips with floating piers in the heart of Solomons Island. Call Solomons Yachting Center today.


August & September Stay for 3 nights, pay for just 2. Reservations required.

Dock in the heart of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor!

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St. Mary’s Yachting Center

40’ Slip, Back Creek Electric included, depth

Looking for a quiet place to spend the summer boating? We have boat slips and campsite right off the Potomac River. Great fishing, boating and camping in a protected harbor. Slips ups to 50’ now renting. Call 301-994-2288

Don’t Pay Annapolis Rates this Winter Winter

15’ Up to 60’ Deep-Water Slips On the Mago-

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

20’ - 40’ Slips, Pier 4 Marina 301 4th St.,

Eastport, across from Annapolis Yacht Club. Keep your boat where the Hinckley and Sabre dealers keep theirs. Electric, water, & showers. (410) 990-9515. www.pier4annapolis.com

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

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

28’ - 38’ Slips Great Rates Power & sail, cozy,

intimate MD Clean Marina in protected Deale harbor, excellent boating & fishing, free Wi-Fi & pumpout, 30 mins. from DC. (410) 867-7919, www.rockholdcreekmarina.com

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

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Project Liberty Ship.............................34 Quantum............................................112 Rick Casali..........................................65

Short Walk to:


Pro Valor Charters...............................67

8’-plus, 13’ beam, no liveaboards, no pets, $4,000 for the year. (410) 271-0112. storage $3/foot/month. $90 minimum. $12/ foot HWBL. In-water storage open and covered up to 50 feet LOA. Full-service BY or DIY. Winterization, sail & battery storage, variety of services: brightwork, shrinkwrap, ask us! 7-foot depth. 30-Ton TraveLift. (804) 472-3955, www. colespoint.com

Sailboat Depth Slip 32’ x 12’ Premier position in Back Creek Marina. Water & electricity. No pets. (410) 268-4685.

Slip For 28’ Boat On West River in Galesville,

RogueWave Yacht Brokerage.............95 Sailrite Enterprises..............................54 Scan Marine........................................56 Schaefer..............................................49 Shipwright Harbor................................74 Singles on Sailboats............................72 Spring Cove Marina.............................48 Stagg Yachts.........................................5 Stur-Dee Boat......................................77 Sunfish Regatta...................................88 T2P.TV................................................90 Tidewater Yacht Service Center..........35 Two Can Sail!......................................36

MD. Rent $2,500 a yr. Call (202) 258-1916.

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

Slip For Sale - Magothy Marina 32’ by 12’2” Fresh docks, onsite fuel, pump-out,

Vane Brothers.....................................85

heads, showers, swimming pool, launching ramp, and ice. Secure parking. Power and water at slip.(410) 975-9881.

Winter Dry Storage $25 per ft. Fall 2010 to

April 2011. Included Haul-out, Powerwash, Blocking, and Launch. Patapsco River – Baltimore Outer Harbor, Old Bay Marina (410) 4771488 or www.oldbaymarina.com

Winter Slip 45’ slip available for rent in Annap-

olis Nov-Apr. Sheltered berth with power/water close to “The Charthouse” in Eastport. Call (917) 543-9998 for details.

Weems and Plath................................46 West Marine........................................26 West River Rigging..............................74 White Rocks Marina & Boatyard.........85 Wichard...............................................24 Womanship International.....................59




ABYI Marine Surveyors, LLC Sail & powerboat

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

Accredited SAMS Marine Surveyor Capt. Jon

Sheller, AMS, established 1980, serving MD/ DC/VA, ABYC Master Marine Technician, Power & Sail, Gas & Diesel. Pre-Purchase, Insurance, Finance, Corrosion, (410) 349-7016, jons2011@aol.com

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Custom-built & fit

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A glimpse of Dr. Charles Engh’s Stray Dog, mid tack, on a windless Wednesday night in Annapolis. Photo by Sara Proctor/sailfastphoto.com

“Don’t worry guys, we have everything under control.” Sean Simmons and Ed Paglee take care of business on the bow of Donnybrook on the way to St. Mary’s in the 2010 Governor’s Cup Race. Photo by Sara Proctor/sailfastphoto.com

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Chesapeake Bay Sailing

SpinSheet September 2010 109


The Logs in a Racing Log Canoe


hen reading the article “Log Canoe Love” by Elizabeth Wrightson in the August SpinSheet, you may wonder why such shapely boats have to do with “logs” when you consider the definition of log: “a bulky piece or length of unshaped timber.” If you do wonder, read on. Yes, the origins of these racing “Log Canoes” can be traced back to the canoes of the Native Americans which, when the Europeans arrived on these shores, were hewed from a single log. All reports of these native log canoes state that they were crudely shaped as is to be expected if the only tools available to them were fashioned of stone and shell. The Europeans with their steel tools were able to fashion a more shapely hull from a single log, but the beam (width) was limited by the size of the trees available. The Europeans quickly

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found that they needed more burdensome boats to carry items such as hogsheads of tobacco. With their steel tools, they developed a system of fastening several logs together to increase the beam and then developed more depth by framing and planking the sides. All was held together by iron “drifts.” Somewhere along the line, a sailing rig was developed. Chesapeake Bay watermen adopted the log canoe as a boat for the “tonging” of oysters and working on the water. As in all fishing industries, there was a demand for speed in sailing to get the oysters to a market before the other fellows. The sail area was increased, and then centerboards were introduced some time in the early 1800s. These same watermen got to serious racing on weekends, and the sail area was increased some more. The hiking boards were introduced to keep, not always suc-

by Fred Hecklinger

cessfully, the canoes from capsizing. Such are the racing log canoes that today are actively raced during the summer on the Chester, Miles, and Tred Avon Rivers. Today’s racing log canoes are faired and finished so smoothly that you cannot see the seams between the logs and between the logs and the topside planking. In this 1959 photograph, however, the old Valiant Lady has been blocked up ashore for so long that you can readily see that she was a “five log canoe.” The “keel log” is in the center, with two “garboard logs” on each side and two “wing logs.” The sides above the logs are framed and planked in a conventional manner. This construction was an advantage to an oysterman; if the inside of the bottom was smooth, the oysters could easily be removed with a shovel, because there were no frames to trip up the shovel. When you are working, it is best to keep things simple. spinsheet.com





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