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71 Better Together: Chartering with Friends by Molly Winans
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102 Circumnavigating the DelMarVa Peninsula by Chris Charbonneau
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IN THIS ISSUE CRUISING SCENE 84 Charter Notes: Mistakes To Avoid While Shopping at the Sailboat Show by Eva Hill 105 Cruising Club Notes
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Editor’s Notebook with Molly Winans
Out and Back
y hand is going to fall asleep eventually. I relax my head into my crooked arm and balled-up sweater and my hand tucked and twisted under my neck. Knowing I won’t really fall asleep, I sink into a memory... I see the intense eye of an osprey lording over his channel marker perch as we head out the creek. Man, did the Annapolis YC Wednesday night crowd luck out on weather for their last race. Fourteen knots from the south, not bad for the first week in September, especially after this remarkably sultry summer. Such a breeze and sunny sky fire me up, even though I was drowsy an hour ago at my desk. We look over at the hundred boats at the start line, happy for the racers and the spectacle, as we unfurl the jib—decide not to bother raising the mainsail in this breeze—and head out in the opposite direction. Then the moment, always the best moment, when you cut the engine, and we’re off. Where are we sailing to? Out there, we agree. Let the Wednesday nighters have their space. We are moving, heeling under headsail alone. I take the tiller and look for a tree gap or a water tower to aim for on the Eastern Shore, as you step below to make a couple of Dark and Stormies. You pass them up in green plastic cups. “Cheers!” Our other friends bailed out earlier. Shame about their commutes. But it is nice to sail with just the two of us. One of the sandbaggers, Bull or Bear, parallels us for a while, with a dozen on the rail and her massive canvas mainsail filled with breeze. We keep up impressively well with her, considering we didn’t raise the main. “Hey, that is Kris Wilson,” I say, as I recognize the ponytail and the big smile and wave to my friend, a Star sailor and
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volunteer sandbagger skipper. She makes a hand motion and mouths, “We’re tacking!” We duck under her and carry on, heading out toward the Shore and the container
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ships anchored in the middle of the Bay. To many people, perhaps to some sailors, the idea of sailing out, in one straight line, for an hour or so, tacking once, and sailing back into the sunset may sound dull. I’ve always thought it one of the top delights of life in Annapolis. A one-hitch, two-drink sail with snacks and good company and the Bay Bridge and then the sunset over the skyline as backdrops. Now, that’s how to end a work day. “What a great night,” we say, and I
laugh to myself, because we often say that. Sailors spend considerable time talking about sailing and how much we like it, even while under sail, commenting, of course, on the conditions. You can’t avoid chatter about the conditions. We also discuss how much we hate losing races or spending money on our damn boats, always grumbled with a twinkle in the eye. We share ugly bruise or scar incidents, collision tales, sinking stories, or the one about the rib broken after falling in the hatch— what fun. We have the same conversations over and over without getting bored. We’re an odd bunch. We tack and sail toward the sun, toward home. From the water is the only way to watch the Annapolis sunset. It does go down early these days. We note that and the slight chill in the air, as if we’ve never experienced fall before. It’s always a shock to the system. The sun goes down, quickly and with flair. We sail in the dark toward the seawall for awhile, just so we can say we tacked twice before rolling up the jib... My hand is asleep. I blink a few times, look out the window, and see that the sun has just set in real time, too. I peel myself and my sorry hand off the green vinyl couch. Visiting hours are over. I bet that cool nurse will let me back in the room for a moment to say goodnight to mom. I can’t see any tree tops from this thirdfloor waiting room, only buildings and a red-streaked sky. The leaves were rustling earlier. I hope someone took a sail on the Bay on this pretty fall day. It’s good for the soul; it makes for a healthy heartbeat. From where I stand tonight, there’s absolutely nothing more important than that.
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SpinSheet Readers Write…
egarding Paul Murphy’s Solomons piece “If There Is a Thunderstorm . . .” in the July issue of SpinSheet, I don’t find an iPhone weather application on Apple’s iTunes website called Elite Weather. Is it Weatherbug Elite? If yes, that’s a good general weather app with useful maps. But, even better for radar is Radarscope. It’s a bit pricey, but it is hands down the best NEXRAD radar app available. I can select any NEXRAD weather radar in the United States, and I can log on to it with one bar in a pinch (a bit slowly, however). The detail and precision of the image are outstanding. For anyone needing to know what’s coming toward them on the water, this app is a life saver! Tim McCabe Sandy Spring, MD We won’t tell you whose rear end this is, but it is a good reminder that sailing on windy fall days--falling through hatches in particular--can be dangerous. Be mindful out there! Photo by Molly Winans/SpinSheet
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A Blast from the Past
’ve been meaning to let you guys know how much I enjoyed Molly’s piece on SpinSheet’s 15-year anniversary. I remember those early days so well—it was fun reliving them. Mary and Dave had a vision and made it happen. I also enjoyed Charlie Iliff’s tale in PropTalk about 2000 gallons of gas in one summer. Sounds like fun. If Dave’s Laser or Mistral had used gas, he might have used 2000 gallons a couple of summers… Hope you are having a great summer. Here’s to the next 15! Dave Gendell, Sr. Annapolis
In Defense of Ospreys
n the September issue of SpinSheet, Cliff Jackson describes his encounters with ospreys on his mast. He’s not alone; I’m sure many of us have had similar encounters, me included. My osprey friend liked to use my Dickerson 36 mizzen or main mast to dine on. Of course, he didn’t eat everything, and the entrails ended up on the boat cover. It’s impossible to get fish parts completely off covers; think fish glue. To get him away, I first tried the owl trick, which lasted a day. Then, I put some loops of wire up there. He bent those. Then, I tried repeated walks down to the dock to chase him off. Nada.
After a dismasting (that’s another story), I found some stainless bird guards on the Internet. These are widely used on buildings and other structures to keep birds off. These I fastened to the mast tops by drilling and tapping holes and using very short screws that would not catch the halyards under the mast top. This has worked for three months. I suspect the ospreys could bend the bird guard wires, but so far, they haven’t. The windex with the bird guard seems to work as well. Randy Bruns Arnold, MD
Heads in the Sand
was looking forward to reading in your September issue’s sailboat show story about what the folks in the sailing business had to say about how they are confronting these difficult economic times. But after reading Jerome Zukosky’s piece, I learn there apparently are no worries, and these economic times are happy ones. (Not!) Or is someone’s head in the sand here? Jack Sherwood Annapolis Thank you for pointing out our omission. The mainstream and sailing media have covered the recession and its negative effects on businesses so thoroughly that we didn’t have anything new or enlightening to add. Of course the marine industry has fallen upon tough times. Pick up any sailing publication (except for SpinSheet) and ask yourself if it hasn’t “lost some weight.” As we see it, our role at SpinSheet is to get readers excited about the show in any economy and help them navigate the labyrinth of docks, tents, and the city outside the gates. This strategy is working for us. SpinSheet is a strong, healthy publication with loyal longtime advertisers and a fair number of brand new ones, thanks to our dedicated team, who have chosen to bury their heads in work rather than sand. To find our insider tips on maximizing your time at the U.S. Sailboat Show, turn to page 77. Please come visit us at booth F6 October 7 to 11. We’ll be there getting SpinSheet into the hands of every attendee. ~M.W.
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Fells Point Fun Festival
Waterfront Fun 44 Years Strong by Beth Crabtree
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f it’s the first full weekend in October, then it’s gotta be the annual Fells Point Fun Festival. Organizers expect 700,000 people will fill the streets during the weekend of October 2-3. This year, the celebration is bigger and better than ever with five stages for live entertainment, delicious international cuisine, handcrafted treasures, fine art, and more. Rob Cohen, Fells Point Festival Dock Master, encourages boaters to come by water, “One of the best things about coming to the festival by boat is that you have a place close by to stay. There are hundreds of transient slips within walking distance, and usually we enjoy one of the first weekends of cool weather.” Jim Ruscoe of Anchorage Marina in Baltimore agrees, reporting that in past years he’s filled as many as 110 transient slips for this festival. So, if you plan to come by boat, be sure to make reservations at your favorite marina. To find one, Cohen recommends trying atlanticcrusingclub.com. The dock space on the main waterfront is filled each year with interesting vessels for public viewing, and sometimes touring, such as historic or government vessels, educational boats, or other boats of interest. This year, look for
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fire boats and Coast Guard boats. If you come by land, the intersections of Broadway and Aliceanna or Fleet Streets are the heart of the festival. Music fans get ready for five stages with live music of every kind, from rock and roll, bluegrass, and jazz to folk, country, and gospel. Be sure to come hungry, because this party features lots of scrumptious authentic international food. Four food courts will house more than 40 food merchants, each with yummy and unique treats for the tummy. More than 100 arts and crafts venders will be onsite with exquisite handmade items, or maybe you’ll find some treasures at the flea market. Local nonprofits have their own space too, known as the Giving Place. La Plaza Hispana will showcase Latino music and bands with salsa lessons, savory South American food, and unique retail items. For the kiddies, spend some time at the special children’s area with entertainment and activities to delight and occupy little ones. Also, catch the Carnival of Wonders with amazing magic tricks, a live flea circus, and thrilling rides for all ages. Sunday watch the Ravens football game on the jumbo screen.
The festival’s roots go back more than 40 years, when highway construction threatened this historic area, which is Baltimore’s original deepwater seaport. Concerned citizens needed a way to raise money and draw attention to this charming neighborhood, which boasts structures dating to the 18th and 19th centuries. Today, the festival is sponsored by and for the benefit of The Preservation Society, a nonprofit organization promoting the preservation of Fells Point and Federal Hill. Check the festival website, preservationsociety.com, then click on Fells Point Festival, for specific directions and parking suggestions, or park elsewhere around the Inner Harbor and cruise in on the highly recommended water taxi (thewatertaxi. com).
To talk with Cohen about bringing your unique, historic, educational, public and non-profit vessels to his docks for public access and tours, email him at email@example.com.
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n Labor Day, a fleet of 12 old-time workboats competed in the 51st annual Deal Island Skipjack Race sponsored by the Deal Island-Chance Lions Club. Rebecca T. Ruark took first place with Captain Wade Murphy in command. Just behind her, Martha Lewis finished second with Paul Thomas at the helm. Cynthia Beane, director of the Chesapeake Heritage Conservancy, who sailed on the Martha Lewis, says, “It was a beautiful day. The wind was just about perfect; it kept us moving without the strong winds that were so challenging last year. There’s always a lot going on in the area all weekend, and they treat us well at this race. The night before we enjoyed a captain and crew party that was really nice.”
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For folks who make the trip, there’s more than just a workboat race to enjoy. The Deal Island Harbor comes alive to celebrate this waterman’s town. This year, the weekend started out with a gospel concert Saturday night, followed Sunday with a classic and antique car show and parade, arts and crafts, amusing games, delicious food, and live music and dancing. Labor Day Monday the festivities were in full swing with a fishing tournament, the blessing of the fleet, docking contests, swim races, the skipjack race, live music, more crafts and games, and an awards ceremony. The Lions Club puts all proceeds back into local community programs. The modern Deal Island Skipjack Races date back to 1960, when locals sought to resurrect the workboat races that had been held up and down the Bay in the 1920s and before. Estimates vary, but there were once about 1000 to1500 such boats on the Bay. Today, the number is probably closer to 20. Fortunately, this annual event and the Choptank Heritage Skipjack Race bring our attention to the important heritage of these Bay boats and the watermen who sail them. webauthority.net/lions.htm spinsheet.com
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ational Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) engineers are testing solar sails—a unique propulsion technology that one day could enable deep space missions. Much like the wind pushing a sailboat through water, solar sails rely on sunlight to propel vehicles through space. The giant sails capture constantly streaming solar particles, called photons. Over time, the buildup of these particles causes continued pressure. In turn, that pressure provides sufficient thrust for a small spacecraft to travel in space, hover in space, and rotate in an orbit. The thrust is continuous and acts for the life of the mission without the need for propellant. The really cool part is the reflective sails are made of lightweight material that is 40 to 100 times thinner than a piece of writing paper! SpinSheet can’t help but think that regular sailors like us may benefit from this technology in the future. And, techies will love the lingo: featuring inflatably deployed, rigidized beam components, the 10,000-square meter sail and support structure weigh only 47.5 kg. It features a striped sail architecture and a net/membrane sail design. The overall concept integrates gossamer coilable mast and sail membrane technology, solar arrays, launch tie-down and release mechanisms, and attitude control actuators, packaged in such a way to form a generic scalable sailcraft, which can be reliably deployed, be structurally sound, and keep a determinate sail shape with minimized overall mass and volume. nasa.gov
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Another day, another race... Billy Jenkins, Jr. (far left) on Vanquish. Photo courtesy of Kim Tobin at Eastport Design
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nnapolitan Billy Jenkins, Jr., who turned 12 on April 1, has officially been dubbed “Newbie” by his 26 crewmates onboard Genuine Risk, a Dubois 90. He is one of the youngest racers on record to have completed the 635-mile, 2.5-day Newport-to-Bermuda Race. Genuine Risk won first place in Class 16 and took home the Open Division’s Royal Mail Trophy. Genuine Risk is owned and sponsored by the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY, which teaches cadets how to race sailboats as part of their training program. The crew for the race to Bermuda included 26 people, including six cadets and six professional sailors. Billy was a crucial component for Genuine Risk’s success. His dad, Bill Jenkins, who also crewed on the yacht, says, “Billy operated the hydraulics, which is a pretty integral part of the overall package of the boat. Billy was in charge of the remote control that you push and swing the keel from side to side. He was entrusted to do that, and he did a very good job.” Billy also spent time grinding sails up, winding the winches, and manning the helm. Since age 10, Billy has been sailing offshore with his dad, Bill Jenkins, on various races, including Marblehead to Halifax, Block Island Race Week, and others. In 2008, young Billy joined the Genuine Risk crew starting with a 2500-mile delivery from Quebec, Canada, down the St. Lawrence Seaway, around Nova Scotia, and on to King’s Point, NY. The following week, he got back onboard for that summer’s 239-mile Stamford Vineyard Race. While he enjoys playing ice hockey year ’round, he also likes hanging with his buddies in the summer junior sailing program at Severn Sailing Association on 420s. “I like sailing on the Severn River and Chesapeake Bay on smaller boats, but my real passion is being out in the ocean,” Billy says. “I like big boats and the feeling of ‘going’ somewhere fast, far away.”
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Classic Wooden Sailing Yachts in Annapolis
by Beth Crabtree
he National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) and Sailing Center and the Chesapeake Traditional Sailing Association have come together to host the First Annual Classic Sailboat Rendezvous and Race September 18-19 at the NSHOF Sailing Center at Annapolis City Dock. On Saturday, beautiful wooden boats were rafted up and on display for the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday evening skippers and crew were officially welcomed at a reception at NSHOF followed by dinner at Hell Point Seafood Restaurant. Sunday was race day. Paul Miller, race coordinator, shares how the event came to be, “A year ago at a NSHOF meeting, high school education was on the agenda. But after the meeting, we got to talking about old boats, and there was a consensus that a classic wooden boat race would be well received in the area. We didn’t know of anything like it going on around here. One of us commented that similar races at St. Michaels had stopped eight-10 years ago. We continued the discussion in the winter months, and we began to define the type of boat we desired, which was a classic sailing yacht, meaning that the boat must meet three criteria: be powered by sail, be wooden, and be built for recreation and not originally intended as a work boat. The goal was to find boats built before 1970.” While the official race rules allowed for entry of wooden hulled boats designed before 1975, later designs were considered on a case-by-case basis. Miller along with John Jenkins and Tom Price served as the ratings committee, while Lee Tawney directed shore side activities. Thirteen yachts, ranging in length from 14 to 58 feet, raced Sunday. The oldest, Elf, was originally built in 1888 and recently refurbished. Elf was joined in the fleet by a dozen other striking yachts, including a pair of International 210s from Gibson Island and the Bull and the Bear, two sandbagger replicas spending the summer in Annapolis for philanthropic and educational purposes. The Naval Academy bulkhead served as a fine viewing spot for spectators. The pursuit-style start gave sailors and audience an exciting finish. nshof.org
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What’s New at ASIA?
t’s Boat Show season, so it’s time to update you on what’s been happening at the grassroots organization affectionately known as the Annapolis Sailing Industry Association (ASIA). Several local sailing industry pros have kept busy behind the scenes quietly helping to grow our sport, mainly by thinking up fun things for sailors to do. Peter Trogdon, owner of Weems & Plath in Eastport, says, “One of the most exciting things they have on tap is the first-ever ASIA DelMarVa Rally for next June’s Sailstice celebration, which will feature fine family sailing around the DelMarVa peninsula, loose racing rules, and an awards party, to boot. Sailing clubs should sign up now for the festivities.” But, in the meantime, ASIA also is working to make the U.S. Sailboat Show the best event ever, with creative water displays and shiny new boats and gear, not to mention supporting Eastport YC’s Boat Show Bash October 9. ASIA activities span the Annapolis area and cities nearby, supporting local races and regattas, reaching out to help with the National Sailing Hall of Fame’s educational programs and Winter Job Fest, and helping with local fundraisers. ASIA always welcomes new members. Annapolis sailing industry pros can learn more by visiting meetup.com/asiaannapolis-sail-industry-association.
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Schooner Sultana, Looking Sleek for Downrigging Weekend by Beth Crabtree
he Schooner Sultana was recently stripped down to bare wooden planks as part of her annual August maintenance haul-out. Over the past 10 years, Sultana has faithfully been repainted twice a year, but this year all those layers of paint came off as John Swain and his team from Swain Boatbuilders worked at Georgetown Yacht Basin to strip 20 coats of old paint using environmentally sensitive spray-on paint stripper. Once down to bare wood, her hull was inspected and lovingly repainted with brilliant results. The work was well-deserved, and probably much needed, for this 1768 replica, which has traveled more than 35,000 miles with 50,000 students since her launch in 2001. With her new paint, the schooner is looking ship-shape to host Sultana Project’s annual Downrigging Weekend October 28-31, when a fleet of more than 30 ships will sail into Chestertown for public viewing and sails aboard intriguing vessels from up and down the eastern seaboard, including tall ships, schooners,
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buyboats, skipjacks, log canoes and others. Drew McMullen, executive director and founder of Sultana Projects expects approximately 10,000 people will attend Downrigging weekend, “The whole waterfront will be packed with boats. We’ll have beautiful wooden boats displayed on land, but the whole idea is to get the public out on the water. It’s the only festival I know of where large groups of visitors go out sailing on several boats all at the same time. Together, the boats can take out about 400 people at once.” Downrigging weekend boasts a full agenda beginning with a cocktail party and film screening Thursday night. Friday features educational sails, an evening of candlelight and music in the historic district, and a lecture by best-selling author Caroline Alexander; after sunset, the tall ships will be beautifully illuminated. On Saturday, tour the fabulous wooden boat show while the ships host two sets of simultaneous public sails. At night, fireworks will light up the waterfront, and the musical group Them Eastport Oyster Boys will be back by popular demand. Sunday is Halloween and Family Day.
A final public sail is offered as well as deck tours and trick-or-treating aboard the ships. Several of the ships’ captains will participate in an informal, moderated forum. Most events are free, but the public sails require a paid ticket, and reservations are highly recommended. Visit sultanaprojects.org or call (410) 778-5954 for tickets. The goodies change each year, but the fun factor never switches off during Sail Baltimore’s Beer, Boats, and Ballads fundraiser. On November 12 (from 7 to 11 p.m.), the festivities will descend upon Phillips Seafoods Headquarters in Baltimore in the form of lively music and cold beer (of course), cocktails and seafood, silent auctions on cool stuff, and mingling with your buddies to help bring tall ships to town. SpinSheet is a proud sponsor; look for us there. For more details, visit sailbaltimore.org.
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Kidsâ€™ News Capturing Fine Memories
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With more than 30 high school sailing teams on the Chesapeake Bay, September meant that high school sailing ramped up big time. Here, Gunston Day School sailors practice on a beautiful fall day. High school sailing is a big entry point for new sailors. For more information, visit highschoolsailingusa.org. Photo by Amy Gross-Kehoe
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During the awards ceremony for Laser (full rig) at the 2010 District 11 Championships August 28-19 at Corsica River YC (L-R): (not counting the woman on the left): Scott Houck in first place overall (who recently turned 18, just bumping him out of the junior slot), Kyle Swenson in second place overall/first place junior, and Matt Schofield in third place overall/second place junior. For more details, visit laserdistrict11.org. Photo by Marina Schofield
changed 180 degrees. Without my knowing, I had built up a foundation of skills and discovered one thing: skiing is fun, especially when you can out-race your better half. It can be the same way with sailing. If at first a kid doesn’t get bitten by the sailing bug, be patient, keep exposing him to sailing opportunities of all types, whether cruising or racing, and see what happens. Eventually, what was once a chore could become a calling. Every year, our staff and friends capture brilliant photos of all makes and models of junior sailors, who love sailing all over the Bay. This month, we want to share a few of them with you. Maybe they will jump-start a kid’s interest in the sport. Perhaps they will simply make you smile. Sit back and enjoy the colors of Chesapeake sailing—junior style. y
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Harbor Party and Seafood Festival Town Point Park, Norfolk. Seafood, beer, wine, soda, music, and more. Benefits local children’s charities. harborparty.org
Tom Lewis, Sea Dog Emeritus, in Concert 8 to 10 p.m. Annapolis Maritime Museum. amaritime.org
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Eastport YC Boat Show Bash 6 to 11 p.m. Eastport YC, Annapolis. Proceeds benefit the EYC Foundation and Box of Rain. eastportyc.org Holly Point Art and Seafood Festival Holly Point Nature Park, Deltaville, VA. deltavilleva.com
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Crabtoberfest Sailwinds Park, Cambridge, MD. crabtoberfest.com
Liberty Ship Cruise North Locust Point Marine Terminal, Baltimore. Tour the Patapsco on the historic Liberty Ship John W. Brown. liberty-ship.com
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Rappahannock Fall Colors Float Fredericksburg City Dock, VA. riverfriends.org
Town Point Virginia Wine Festival Norfolk, VA. festeventsva.org
South River Federation Fall Paddle 9 a.m. to Noon. Harbor Hills Community Beach, Davidsonville, MD. southriverfederation.net
Yorktown Victory Celebration Yorktown Victory Center, VA. historyisfun.org
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USS Constellation Cup and Blast Fundraiser Help raise money for the Constellation by racing in the Challenge Cup, attending the annual Bull Roast, or both. (410) 539-1797
Chesapeake City Fall Fest Chesapeake City, MD. chesapeakecity.com
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Full Moon Party and Girls’ Night Out! 7 p.m. Boatyard Bar & Grill, Eastport. Music by Bridgette & the Band, Henna tattoos, and specials on Cosmos. boatyardbarandgrill.com
Taste of the Chesapeake 5 to 10 p.m. Annapolis Maritime Museum. Local delicacies, live music by Them Eastport Oyster Boys, and more hosted by Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay. (410) 377-6270
The Frigate United States Captures HMS Macedonian, 1812
Schooner Rendezvous Long Wharf Park, Cambridge, MD. Parade of sail, tours, day sails, local fare, maritime music, kids’ fun, and more. cambridgeschoonerrendezvous.com
Baltimore Leukemia Cup Regatta Hosted by Baltimore City Yacht Association. Benefits Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. leukemiacup.org
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Seamanship Class 6 to 9 p.m. October 18 and 25 and November 1 and 8. Oyster Cove Community Room, Grasonville, MD. (410) 827-3376
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Open House and Boat Show 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Chesapeake Yacht Sales and Deltaville Yachting Center, Deltaville, MD. Boats, home-made soup, and Deltaville’s fall beauty! dycboat.com
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Beer Shapes History Twice: Neolithic People Abandon Their Wandering Ways To Grow Grain To Make Home Brews, 5000 BC; and Villainous Viking Villagers Raid England Because They Ran Out of Beer, Eighth Century burp.com.au
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The “Great Navigator,” James Cook, Is Born in England, 1728; and the Navy League Inaugurates Navy Day, 1922
Sultana Projects Downrigging Weekend Chestertown, MD. See ships from across the United States mark the close of the Schooner Sultana’s sailing season. Sails, tours, and entertainment. sultanaprojects.org
Halloween Bash Tim’s Rivershore Restaurant, Dumfries, VA. timsrivershore.com
Halloween Party 1 p.m. North East (MD) Community Park. Kids’ fun. northeastchamber.org
Noah’s Family Enters the Ark, 2458 BC The wooden, barge-like vessel was believed to be about 450 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high.
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The Frightship Portsmouth Lightship Portsmouth Museum, VA. The Lightship Portsmouth will be transformed into a haunted vessel for Museum Madness. portsnavalmuseums.com
ODU/HU Football Weekend Hampton (VA) Public Piers. Boating, football, and Halloween. Hard to beat. downtownhampton.com
Monster Mash Cruise 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. email@example.com
North American Rally to the Caribbean Departs from Newport, RI. sailopo.com
USCG Auxiliary Chartering Ceremony 2 p.m. Nanticoke River YC, Blades, DE. (302) 398-0309
AYC Fall Series Three Saturdays. The first of the series will be a distance race, which is a new and exciting format for 2010.
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Good Old Boat Regatta goodoldboat.com
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Hooper/Point No Point Race Hosted by Southern Maryland SA smsa.com
Beneteau First 36.7 North American Championship Hosted by Annapolis YC. race.annapolisyc.org
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’Round the Lights Race Hosted by Old Point Comfort YC. opcyc.org
Baltimore Harbor Leukemia Cup Hosted by Baltimore City YA. The last of several successful regattas on the Bay this season to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. bcya.com
Skipper’s Race Tred Avon YC’s 50-mile distance race.
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Baltimore Harbor Fall Back Hosted by Rock Creek RA. rockcreekracing.org
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The Movie “Cool Hand Luke” Is Released, 1967 “Anything so innocent and built like that just gotta be named Lucille.”
George Boedecker Unveils His Spa Shoe During the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show, 2002 All 200 pairs of the first model that Crocs had produced sold out.
Christmas on the Potomac Gaylord National Resort, National Harbor, MD. Ice sculptures, entertainment, décor, and holiday fun, including a 60-foot suspended glass Christmas tree. christmasonthepotomac.com
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British Politician John Montagu Is Born, 1718 The fourth Earl of Sandwich is credited with naming this food item. He liked to eat beef between slices of toast so he could continue to play cards uninterrupted.
Doughnut Appreciation Day Even prehistoric Native Americans fancied these doughy delights.
Urbanna Oyster Festival Bivalves, music, parades, contests, funky novelty items, and one-of-akind arts and crafts. urbanna.com
2010 USPS District 5 Education Conference Rockville (MD) Hilton. (301) 571-4815
Eastport and Annapolis Tug of War Crack ‘ Noon. Don’t miss the 13th running of this most excellent contest of often misguided wills and little-used skills. This charity event is free and open to the public. themre.org
Marine Radar Course 8 to 11 a.m. George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. Hosted by Northern Virginia Sail and Power Squadron email@example.com
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Open House Point Lookout Lighthouse, Scotland, MD. pllps.org OysterFest Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. cbmm.org
Maryland DNR Boating Safety Course Two Saturdays and one Thursday. Eastport-Annapolis Neck Branch Library. (410) 263-8777
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Coffee Replaces Beer as New York City’s Favorite Breakfast Drink, 1668; An Enterprising 22-YearOld Businessman Buys the Haystack Brewery in 1868 (Six Years Later, Gerard Adriaan Heineken Re-Dubs His Suds Factory After His Family Name); Mary Anderson Gets a Patent for Her Invention, the Windshield Wiper, 1903; and the World’s First Commercially Sold, Coin-Operated, Video Game, “Computer Space,” Is Released, 1971
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Do Not Kill a Gull Day They contain the souls of sailors lost at sea. Veterans Day
Sail Baltimore’s Beer, Boats, & Ballads Phillips Seafoods Headquarters, Baltimore. Live music, seafood, cocktails, a silent auction, and more to help bring tall ships to Charm City’s slips. sailbaltimore.org
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Waterfowl Festival Easton, MD. Free parking and shuttle service. waterfowlfestival.org 46 Maryland Avenue Annapolis, MD 410-990-0580
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Founder’s Day Havre de Grace Maritime Museum. hdgmaritimemuseum.org
Full Moon Party Boatyard Bar & Grill, Eastport. Live music by D’Vibe & Conga. boatyardbarandgrill.com
Goose Bump Jump Noon. Betterton Beach, MD. Jump in the Bay to support programs for adults with developmental disabilities. Costumes encouraged. (410) 778-7303
A Huge Sperm Whale Rams the Essex Twice and Sinks Her, 1820 The 87-foot Whaleship’s crew were killing other members of the whale’s pod. The incident inspired Herman Melville’s 1851 classic novel Moby Dick.
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Oyster Roast Reedville Fishermen’s Museum, VA. rfmuseum.org
Wooden Boat Restoration Seminar 10 a.m. Wooden Boat Restoration, Millington, MD. woodenboatrestorationllc.com
Inventor, Engineer, and Artist Robert Fulton Is Born in Pennsylvania, 1765 He is widely credited with developing the first commercially successful steamboat. In 1800, Napoleon Bonaparte commissioned him to design the Nautilus, the first practical submarine.
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Chesapeake City Pet Parade Noon. Historical Chesapeake City, MD. Holiday hound parade to welcome Santa Claus. chesapeakecity.com
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Blackbeard Is Captured off the Outer Banks of North Carolina and Subsequently Is Taken Back to England and Hanged, 1718; and the First Issue of LIFE Magazine Is Published— The Cover Photo Showed an Obstetrician Slapping a Baby, With the Caption: “LIFE Begins.”
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Tree Lighting and Fireworks 6 p.m. National Harbor, MD. nationalharbor.com
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Queen Anne’s Revenge Sails for About Six Months, 1717 Blackbeard used the vessel to plunder the Caribbean and to blockade Charleston, SC.
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where we by Kim Couranz
ne of the great things about sailing is that (in the appropriate boat, of course) you can reach pretty much every shoreline around the world and bring memories of your adventure back home. But did you know that sometimes you can unwittingly bring back more than just photographs and T-shirts? “Invasive” species are plants and animals that simply don’t belong—they are not native to an ecosystem and can bring big problems to native species. Because they bring different skills and features with them, they can compete with native species for habitat and food. Often they spread quickly and crowd out native species. At least 179 non-native species—including plants, fish, invertebrates, mammals, and birds—have established populations in and around the Chesapeake Bay, according to Dr. Paul Fofonoff, research biologist with the Marine Invasion Program at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, MD. “About 30 percent of these species have had some kind of negative impact on human activities, native species, or the Bay environment,” notes Dr. Fofonoff. Often, people transport these species from one ecosystem into another. Snakeheads were likely introduced into our ecosystem as discarded live seafood from Asian markets. Today, snakeheads are toplevel predators that eat many of their new fishy neighbors; snakeheads are caught in large areas of the Potomac River. Nutria—aquatic rodents—were introduced on purpose to the Chesapeake area for fur farming and weed control during World War II. Unfortunately, it turns out that nutria eat the roots of marsh grasses. Over the years, nutria have destroyed more than 7000 acres of marsh at the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. This marsh is critical habitat for native species, including fish, shellfish, and birds. Programs are under way to eradicate nutria from the Chesapeake region. Other species are emerging as major challenges. The blue catfish is now the top predator in the James River. These nonnative fish, which can grow up to 80 to 100 pounds, dine on blue crabs, shad, eel, and
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menhaden—key species in the native Chesapeake ecosystem. Keep an eye out for the Chinese mitten crab. While only a few of these fuzzy-clawed crabs have been caught in Bay waters, they have caused
• If you are trailering your boat, when retrieving her from a body of water, be sure to drain your bilge water and any other water wells there… not here in the Chesapeake. • Same goes for hull-washing. If you’re hauling your boat out after a regatta on the Great Lakes, do the rinsing off there, so any potential hitchhikers don’t get a ride to the Bay. • Be sure you don’t have any plants or grasses hanging on your trailer when you leave—that vegetation can carry small and even microscopic species we don’t want in our Bay or tributaries. • Keep an eye out for animals that don’t
“Sometimes, these invasive species take matters into their own hands (fins?) and ‘hitchhike’ their way here.” damage in Europe and on the West Coast by clogging equipment and burrowing into embankments. Their potential interactions with native populations—would they compete for food and space?—are essentially unknown. We have learned the hard way that it is critical to study the potential effects new species might have on our ecosystem before actually introducing them to our Chesapeake. Sometimes, these invasive species take matters into their own hands (fins?) and “hitchhike” their way here. Certainly, large ships such as container ships are involved, transporting non-native species in their ballast water, which they may dump into foreign ecosystems. Others simply catch a ride. “Seaweeds, mussels, barnacles, bryozoans (moss-animals), and sea-squirts all foul the hulls of ships and boats and can be carried from harbor to harbor. While big ships transport more fouling organisms between major harbors, recreational and commercial fishing boats probably transport a lot of organisms from commercial ports into smaller harbors,” says Dr. Fofonoff. How can we each do our part to ensure we don’t provide taxi service for these aquatic interlopers?
belong here, and report them to your state’s natural resources agency. If you’re fishing off your boat, take some extra precautions. “Fishermen often discard live bait animals, such as worms, crayfish, crabs, and minnows (and the seaweed often used to pack marine animals), without thinking, but these living things may not be native to the Bay or its tributaries, and can cause trouble,” Dr. Fofonoff reminds us. “It may seem cruel to dump out your bait away from water, or kill leftover bait crabs, but it can prevent permanent problems for the fish and other critters that already live there.” The bottom line is that species evolve in certain geographic locations for certain reasons. If they end up in different places, they can really throw things out of whack. So, take a few simple precautions and actions to help keep things in balance. Learn More About Invasive Species: • SERC Marine Invasions Research Lab: serc.si.edu/labs/marine_invasions/links.aspx • Maryland Sea Grant: mdsg.umd.edu/issues/ restoration/non-natives/index.html • Protect Your Waters: protectyourwaters.net • BoatU.S.: boatus.com/foundation/cleanwater/ invadespecies.asp spinsheet.com
Chesapeake Rambler by Fred Miller
That Sinking Feeling
ong before you’ve attended decades and finally righted and sailed away, on the slowly and quietly settles perhaps seven or of U.S. Sailboat Shows, you opening day of the U.S. Sailboat Show, eight inches at most, and that’s that. become familiar with the players, Thursday, October 3, 1985… The demo Anyway, in the time leading up to VIP the characters on the stage. Some will take place within sight of the Show day at the opening of the Show, we did exhibitors come and go, while others with docks… what we could to get attention, although staying power are the perennials. You’ll Now, it is still a truism in all marketing my (unnamed) employers had precious notice there are no ferrocement boats in and advertising that there are two things little in the advertising budget. Bear in the show this year. And that some of the which absolutely must happen in promomind, this was pre-Internet. I suggested big dogs with their large the owners hire a couple of tall, exhibit spaces appear fully pretty girls; I remem“Bear in mind, this was pre-Internet. I suggested the leggy, impervious to the vagaries bered something from the owners hire a couple of tall, leggy, pretty girls…” of the economy. Marketing 201 textbook that Indeed with a good claimed “sex sells.” But no, that enough product, “The would not happen in an era of world will beat a path to growing Political Correctness. your door”—or in the case On opening day, at the of a boat show, to your exhibit appointed hour, our “press boat” booth. But you’ve got to ofhad precisely two questionable fer true value, and/or have a members of the fourth estate, and great gimmick, and/or come one of them wrote and shot for a up with such a gobsmacking slimy little weekly tabloid we were publicity stunt that enough convinced nobody (in a position to people will notice you. buy an expensive boat) would be In the summer and fall of reading. 1985, a frightening quarterWe delayed the sinking, while century ago, I was employed the owners of the firm tried to by a little outfit that sold a line scare up more press. Ten minutes. of unsinkable Belgian sailboats Twenty. Half an hour! Where were called Etap, topping out at the cries of complaint and dismay? 40-feet LOA. An ingenious Did no one realize what was hapdesign, albeit a bit pricy, the pening? Alas, the expectant crowds double-skin hull was injected surged and flowed around and past with closed-cell polyurethane us, as we stood there on the dock, foam; it literally could not sink with a sinking feeling. no matter how much water Eventually another guy with a you put inside it. Nikon showed up, and we all went The stunt we came up with out and sank this little red and promised to turn heads and white sloop as much as we could. get attention. What better than to demo tion. On every television spot, every print Maybe a dozen people were aware of us, no-sinkum, right on Spa Creek in front of display ad, every billboard. When “it’s” half a football field length away from the God and everybody? The Etaps would be over, you must have gotten “their” atnearest docks. Afterward, we cheerfully the hit of the Show, and everyone would tention, and “they” must remember your served Belgian chocolate, and (horrid) be talking about them. We were sure. name—or your catchy website address, I Belgian beer, in celebration. Here, I’ll let the amateurish press release guess. The firm sold maybe two boats at the tell the story (I was also recruited to handle Assisted by some of the guys at Casa Show that year. I still think the pretty girls publicity) for this long-gone firm which, Rio Marina about a week before the Show, would have helped. ahem, still owed me money at the glorious we ran a practice sinking in the relative moment of its subsequent demise: privacy of Cadle Creek, off the Rhode About the Author: Fred Miller spends too FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE… River. What we discovered should have much time working on his 41-foot ketch, “Sailboat Sinking on VIP/Press Day” An been obvious: a 23-footer has just a couple Julie Marie. Past commodore of the Eastport YC, Miller enjoys reading and gazing vacantEtap 23 sailboat will have its seacocks of narrow diameter through-hulls, and it ly at the pretty boats and the pretty waters. opened and will be sunk to its natural takes a very long time to get the boat to fill Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. waterline, then heeled almost 90-degrees, to its “natural waterline.” Also, there’s no real drama. The seacocks are opened, she 54 October 2010 SpinSheet
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he Chesapeake Bay has always boasted a sizable liveaboard community as a correlative arm of the larger boating assemblage. The Chesapeake’s location splits the journey from New England to the Caribbean, and our shores offer shelter, community, culture, and provisions. It is easy to see how so many journeying sailors choose to rest, reside, and even take roots in the Chesapeake region. I was surprised to learn that a large contingent of the Bay’s deck dwellers choose to dock their floating abodes in the Baltimore Inner Harbor. The Inner Harbor is generally associated with commercial shipping traffic, industry, and pollution.
location at the BMC. “You can get around by dinghy; we like to cruise up to Pier 6 for the concerts or to go to brunch. Sunday mornings we ride out to the dock bars, and sometimes we just cruise out to Hart Miller Island,” says Rhodes. BMC’s accommodations and locale make it a convenient site for Inner Harbor liveaboards. A slip at BMC includes parking, pool, gym memberships, cable, WiFi, power, and water. Liveaboard Drew Emmer says, “It’s a great deal to live on the boat. This is a great community, and I’ve always wanted to live aboard.” Emmer lives aboard his 40-foot Silverton, but he also maintains other boats in Middle River.
thus provides its residents with a respite from the trappings of the city, while not placing them in exile. Transient liveaboards Bob Starita and Sheila Peterson attribute the draw of Tidewater to its “quiet accessibility.” They also add, “If we lived in Fells Point, we’d be broke.” Baltimore’s ample public transportation allows liveaboards to access the more active neighborhoods for an evening out, while still returning to the tranquility of their familiar boat slip for the night.
“When I moved to Baltimore, I got stuck in a high-rise apartment building, and I wanted to live on the boat. Now I live with all the amenities of the city, but the city stops at the dock gates.” In my mind, these unsavory details of marine living would repel those boaters looking for a dockside domicile. I wanted to know; with more than 11,600 miles of shoreline, hundreds of marinas, and endless coves, lagoons, and gunk holes, why do so many boaters reside in an area that has been identified as a “toxic hot spot”? The answer can be found padding the docks of the harbor’s marinas on a random Tuesday afternoon. I met with a few harbor residents to discuss their experiences at the Tiki Bar at Baltimore Marine Center (BMC) in Canton and quickly learned that the primary draw to the Inner Harbor is the warm and friendly sense of community and solidarity. This enclave of fellow boat dwellers shares the common thread of the boating, sailing, and waterfront lifestyle that unites everyone in a battle against barnacle growth, seagulls, weather, and the trappings of life ashore. While seated, we were greeted by multiple neighbors and dockmates returning from the workday, eager to share their experiences. Will Rhodes, who lives on his 1962 Alden with his girlfriend and their cat, appreciates the amenities provided by their 56 October 2010 SpinSheet
Despite his options, he chooses the harbor to dock his primary residence. “When I moved to Baltimore, I got stuck in a high-rise apartment building, and I wanted to live on the boat. Now I live with all the amenities of the city, but the city stops at the dock gates,” says Emmer. Located in Canton, BMC is a short walking distance from Bo Brooks Restaurant, a sushi bar, dry cleaners, Safeway, and a West Marine store. Across the harbor, the Tidewater Yacht Service Center (TYSC) offers a different draw for boaters looking for a residential option. Mike Bonicker, production manager, explains, “We are a yacht service facility. Any work that your boat needs can be done right here. We can accommodate boats that other marinas just can’t handle.” Tidewater’s arsenal of equipment features a 77-ton TraveLift and 40-ton Brownell hydraulic yard trailer, which has moved boats including the Farr 80 Beau Geste, which currently rests on dry dock in TYSC’s lot. Unlike its Canton counterparts, Tidewater offers a no-nonsense approach to marina living. While power, net, and bathroom facilities are ample, TYSC is a longer walk to the bustle of the Inner Harbor and
Bob Starita and Sheila Peterson load laundry and groceries onto their Lagoon 380 at Tidewater Yacht Service Center. Photo by Aimée Poisson/SpinSheet
And these are only two of the multiple marina options available to liveaboards in Baltimore. It appears that the Inner Harbor’s charm, amenities, and proximity to the lure of cosmopolitan life far outweigh any negative buzz created by its industrial, urban reputation. The Baltimore Inner Harbor is, after all, a hospitable and convenient location for liveaboard residents. Bob and Sheila have traversed the globe on their Lagoon 380 and say, “We know this won’t last forever, so when we travel, we always say ‘Could we live here?’ Baltimore is a nice place to live on or off the boat.” About the Author: Aimée Poisson is the director of Baltimore County Sailing Center. Editor’s Note: We feature Chesapeake Bay Marinas in the March issue of SpinSheet. Tell us what is unique about your marina by e-mailing email@example.com. spinsheet.com
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s we approached Smith Point and the mouth of the Potomac River on our recent DelMarVa circumnavigation, my crew noticed a ship emerging from the haze to the northeast. At first glance, it looked like a rusty old tramp steamer, lumbering south carrying an unknown cargo to an unknown destination. But as we got closer and continued to watch, it didn’t look right. There was no AIS transmission to show course and speed and identify the ship by name and MMSI number, and there was no bow wave. When I checked the chart, I discovered it was not in the shipping channel, but where no large ship should be—in about 17 feet of water 10 miles east of Point Lookout and about the same distance from Smith Island. My electronic chart identified it as a wreck and gave its position as 38° 02.49’ north latitude and 076° 09.16’ west longitude. Then, I remembered. This ship isn’t going anywhere. In fact, it has been in the same location for 44 years, a former Navy target ship, forever aground on a Chesapeake shoal and shot full of holes. It wasn’t always this way. The ship we were seeing began life as the SS George Calvert (MC #20), a 440-foot Liberty ship, laid down in 1941 and launched at the Bethlehem Fairfield shipyard in Baltimore weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor. While it never carried military equipment to help fight the Battle of Britain, as did many Liberty ships, it served another critical wartime mission. In 1942 to 1943, it was converted to a cadet training ship, renamed the TS American Mariner, and commissioned by the Coast Guard where it helped train Coast Guard recruits and merchant mariners for much of the war.
Later, she became part of Project Mercury, the first U.S.-manned space program and tracked the rockets that carried the first U.S. astronauts into orbit. During this period, she was commissioned in turn by the Army, the Air Force, and the Navy. In 1964, American Mariner was retired and mothballed, but she would be given one last assignment. Her last mission was in keeping with her first. American Mariner was designated to serve as a target ship for training Navy aviators flying out of the Patuxent River Naval Air Station, replacing a previous target ship, the Collier Hannibal, which literally had been “shot to pieces” by Navy pilots. On October 21, 1966, TS American Mariner was towed to her present location and skillfully scuttled by a Navy Underwater Demolition Team, allowing her to settle upright in less than 20 feet of water and appear still to be afloat. She continues to serve as a target ship and is designated as a restricted area, according to a spokesman for the Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division, at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station. You could get shooed away by the Navy if you get too close when air operations are underway. Today, she remains where she was scuttled 44 years ago, a piece of history and a unique navigational aid for Chesapeake Bay sailors.
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Chesapeake by Captain Stefan Leader Once the war was over, American Mariner was transferred to the Massachusetts Maritime Academy where again she was used to train cadets. In the late 1940s, she was placed on standby status and moored near Jones Point, NY, on the Hudson River with other surplus ships. In 1950, at the beginning of the Korean War, she was
“Then, I remembered. This ship isn’t going anywhere. In fact, it has been in the same location for 44 years…”
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reactivated and moved to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY, where she remained until 1953, serving as a cadet training ship, until she was once more returned to the Hudson River reserve fleet. In 1958, as the cold war was heating up, American Mariner was transferred to the U.S. Army, equipped with state-of-the-art radars, and converted to a missile tracking ship. In that capacity, USAS American Mariner gathered radar signature data on ballistic missiles launched from Cape Canaveral (now known as the Kennedy Space Center) into the Atlantic and played a significant part in the Army’s first ballistic missile defense program. In 1962, she was sent to the Pacific where she helped monitor a series of atmospheric nuclear tests.
About the Author: Stefan Leader sails the Bay on his Catalina 380, Diva II. He has a 50-Ton Masters license, is an ASA-certified instructor, and teaches sailing at the Sailing Academy in Deale, MD.
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t’s the first week of May, and the water in the Chesapeake Bay is still just a wee bit chilly. It’s the middle of the night. You’re anchored in the Tred Avon River across from the entrance to Oxford. A relatively mild, but insistent squall line is blowing through. The sky, the surroundings, and the water are all very homogeneously black, and about 20 knots of wind are scraping up a chop of a foot or so. Coming up on deck to check your ground tackle, you find that your dinghy painter has parted and your inflatable with motor has gone missing. Hmm. Not good. Upon closer examination, with the aid of a two-million-candlepower spotlight and binoculars, you find it floating up against a bulkhead about a thousand feet away. You verify that distance on your chart plotter. You do have a wet suit onboard. A foot of chop? Not that big a deal. It is pretty black out there. You remember that weird article about a bull shark jumping out of the water with a skate in its mouth up near Kent Island. Yikes. And you’re also thinking about the fact that you swim as well as a three-legged dog. Did I forget to mention that you’re alone? Alone at anchor. By yourself. The lights onboard are a tiny insignificant outpost of warmth and life, surrounded by lots of black, black stuff. And it’s noisy. It’s blowing. The thought of being in the water in these conditions is more than a little scary. But, that’s your dinghy out there, and as the squall goes through and the winds shift, it’s going to be gone. So, what do you do?
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by Aram S. Nersesian
I think that sailing and ownership of boats are in some ways, like a Rorschach inkblot test. You look at this blotchy inky mess on a piece of paper, and then you tell the shrink what you see. Everybody’s looking at the same inkblot, but seeing something different. “Oh, those are two lovely angels carrying a smiling child up into the sky.” “Oh, that’s the belly of a B-2 Bomber opening up, about to drop its payload of death.” Same inkblot. Different interpretations. Boating, whether powerboating or sailing, means different things to different people. For some, there is the activity, and the boat is the means or tool. For others, there is the pride of ownership, and the boat doesn’t even have to leave the dock. Then there is the love of the natural environment, where wind and water meet. The boat is the vehicle that puts you there. For some, there is the poetry. The love affair. It’s an all-encompassing thing that is difficult to put to words. It’s a mixture of pride, elegance, appreciation, confidence, responsibility, and awe. It is a feeling that one embraces almost as a conviction. It is, without any doubt, a relationship. I happen to fall into this “I have a relationship with my boat” category. So, if I may, in one very long sentence, describe how in the first week of May 2006, when 10 friends of mine—from Solomons Island YC—decided to take their boats to Oxford for a long weekend, I decided to follow along in my 57-foot aluminum schooner; and while they all tied up at a marina in Oxford, I anchored out; and how I dinghy’d in spinsheet.com
to join them for dinner, and when I got back to my boat at 10:30 p.m., it was calm and quiet, so I didn’t lift the inflatable back into the davits; and when at a little after midnight, a squall began to blow through, because I had a 176-pound Bruce down with an 8:1 scope of half-inch chain, I didn’t worry about getting up so quickly to check on things; but how, after 40 minutes of listening to waves pounding into my aluminum hull, I finally went up on deck, and this is when I found my tender to be missing. So, what to do? When I polled my friends the next morning, no one said that they would have swum for the dinghy. Their responses were a mix of, “I’d look for it in the morning,” and, “I’d just collect the insurance.” Very reasonable considerations. Not one person said that they would have donned a wet suit and gone off into the black, tumultuous water. Which is exactly what I ended up doing. That was my dinghy out
there, and I was going after it. I have this weird way of looking at things. When I’m eating an apple, at home in my kitchen, if it’s bruised on one small part, I’d normally just cut that part away. Then, I would think, “What if I were on my way to the Azores and still five days out, and this was my last apple?” I know I’d gobble that whole thing down and be happy for it. This predicament with the dinghy brought up similar thoughts. “What if I were anchored in some isolated South American harbor, and this was my taxi out there, bobbing up against the bare roots of an old tree? And the chance of getting another dinghy was hundreds of miles away?” I know I’d go after my dinghy. These were the kind of thoughts going through my head at one in the morning, at anchor, in a squall on the Tred Avon River. So, I wrote a note and left it on my chart table. “Dinghy painter parted. Putting on wet
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suit. Going after it.” If anything happened, I wanted people to know that I was just incredibly stupid and not suicidal. I donned the 1/8-inch black wetsuit, and because I’ve put on more than a few pounds in the past few years, this wasn’t the prettiest of sights. I was quite happy to be alone at that moment. I might as well have painted myself with flat black paint. You can’t hide anything in an 1/8-inch wetsuit. I also tried to put a lifejacket over the outside of the wetsuit, because I didn’t think the 1/8-inch of neoprene would give
me enough buoyancy. With my added girth, that wasn’t going to happen. I added flippers, mask, and snorkel and lowered myself into the choppy water. It wasn’t that cold. I let myself acclimate to the temperature for a few minutes, and then started out. I made the mistake of swimming freestyle, and within two boat lengths, maybe 120 feet, I was tired and breathing hard. I stopped to rest and turned back to look at my boat. It was stunningly beautiful, all lit up against the black of the night, pulling at the nylon
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snubber, like a magnificent albino Hanoverian trying to break free of her reins. “Beautiful,” I thought, as I went under. The thin wetsuit didn’t have enough buoyancy to keep me up. “I thought fat floated,” I said aloud into my mouthpiece. I couldn’t catch my breath. I was scared. “Should I go back to the boat?” If I did, I would be too frightened to try again. “Should I continue?” I couldn’t stop breathing so hard. Then, the incontrovertible thought: “I am not going to die out here and let somebody find me in this wetsuit!” I rolled over onto my back and did what I should have done from the start: I simply kicked slowly and made my way to shore. The rest was easy. I got to the dinghy, jumped in, fired up the motor, made it back to my boat, put the dink up in the davits, took a warm shower, make a cup of tea, and thought that “we” were all okay. Me, my schooner, the dinghy, the anchor, the wind and the water, and the clouds quickly peeling away, revealing the stars and the moon… It was all as it was supposed to be. Together. Intact. I went back to my bunk and enjoyed the best, deepest sleep. My friends all had their own interpretations of this inkblot situation. They’re all powerboaters (not that there’s anything wrong with that). They’re all a bit older than I. But, as in the Rorschach, there is no right and wrong. There is only what is right for each and every one of us, just as there is a unique way that we each think about these activities we call sailing or boating. Would I do it again? I don’t know. There was a second out there in the water, when I was really scared… and I thought I felt something bullish scraping past my leg. About the Author: Aram S. Nersesian sails and runs a charter business on his 57-foot aluminum schooner Heron out of Solomons. Learn more at schoonerheron.com.
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by John Robinson
y friend Don Wigston called me depends, not only on one’s intended use for one day last year and said, “Hey the vessel, but on one’s circumstances and John, you really should check outlook and specific time in one’s life. I’ve out this boat! It’s a small trimaran from the been fortunate to have had several “perboard of French multihull designers Van fect” boats in my life, and they’ve all been Peteghem and Lariot Prevost. Twentydifferent. They’ve been perfect for different three feet overall with a 15-foot beam. It is reasons at different times. fast, elegant in its simplicity, and beautiful. When I was growing up on the SouthEverything about it is state-of-the-art. It is ern Chesapeake, my family had several quite a boat.” Don was right. As I further Hobie cats on which we learned to sail investigated the Multi23, as it is called, I hard and in all conditions. They were truly became more and more enamored with the ideal boats for us then. The Hobies were design and the concept. This sounds like forgiving and easy to maintain. They were the perfect boat, I thought. Wow. I was in the process of selling our current boat, a carbon-fiber F25, and looking forward to the next one. The F25C was lovely and fast, but at 10 years of age, the balsa-cored trimaran was getting to be a little much to maintain. Also, it was difficult to singlehand the boat. Before the F25C, we had a Hobie Tiger catamaran, which was responsive, svelte, and exhilarating to sail. The Tiger was also a handful, and my wife Marybeth and I could not right it by ourselves. Before the Tiger, my family thoroughly enjoyed another Ian Farrier design, our Corsair F28 trimaran Go-Go Girl. In the six years we owned her, we had a blast extensively cruising the Chesapeake. It was the perfect She’s the perfect boat… at least for now. Photo by John Robinson boat for my wife and me and our very tough, but were just breakable enough three sons, for those fun years. And before to force us to learn about repairing things that, before sons, Marybeth and I owned like failed rigging, torn sails, cracked rudanother boat, a 1972 Paceship 29, which we sailed from the Chesapeake to Bermuda ders, and leaking hulls. But back to now. Yes, I ordered a and back. Swellbound was perfect for our Multi23, and a few months of happy offshore adventures. expectation later, I drove to Florida to pick So what is the “perfect” boat? Is there it up. Mine is hull number 23, the eighth such a thing? Well, I think the answer all Chesapeake Bay Sailing
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one to be imported into the United States from the builder’s facility in China. Don had bought one of the first M23s himself, and he took me sailing on his to demonstrate the basics of the rig and the boat there on sunny Pensacola Bay. Later, we hooked the trailer containing the stacked plastic-wrapped hulls, beams, and parts of my new boat to my car and headed north, an 18-hour drive to Virginia. It’s been eight months now, and I am continuing to get to know this version of my perfect boat. The M23 Blondie, for me, is all about the joy of sailing. It is light, fast, and simple. It can be raced in a highly-sophisticated fashion—and it is very well suited for this—but it can also be casually sailed on a lazy afternoon with a few friends. One important quality of my perfect boat for this time in my life, a trait which the M23 possesses, is that it can be easily single-handed. I seldom have as many crew members as I used to, since our three sons are in the process of leaving home for their own lives, and my Marybeth—God bless
her—needs time away from me. Besides, single-handing has always been a joy to me. The Pentex mainsail on Blondie raises and lowers without a fuss, thanks especially to the slugs which I had ordered sewn onto the luff. I’ve done enough wrestling with high-friction bolt-rope mains in my life already, thank you. The Karver continuousline furler on the jib works super-smoothly. The mainsheet system is easy to manage, and the high-tech line is lightweight, buoyant, and comfortable in the hand. The synthetic rigging and the “soft” shackles are amazing, high-tech things to behold. The M23 is small and light enough so that the smallest of outboards will power it adequately, keeping it simple in that department too. Being lightweight comes in handy also when docking the boat. It doesn’t carry much way, so it is easy to stop it when you want to, as compared to heavier boats which may seem to want to just keep on going. Blondie is an open boat, but the design is such that it is completely dry in most conditions, and a roomy, waterproof stor-
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I looked back into the development of the working Bay boats; skipjacks, bugeyes, brogans, canoes, and schooners. And, I kept coming back to the age of the bugeye.
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As the years progressed, I drifted into other athletic endeavors until a gnawing desire to sail grew into action. I started to crew for others down in North Carolina. After a season or two, I scraped together enough money to buy an old Force Five. I relearned that my tactical ability can help me finish anywhere behind most others racing. This time, I was sure it was my old production boat and not me. So, I painted gun ports on the side to celebrate my measured pace around the course and put fear into the competition. This solution did not help me win. So, I found a Thistle to buy and was off to not dominate another dinghy class. A season or two of couples’ racing and low finishes finally convinced my wife that we were cruising people. We looked around for a boat with traditional looks and stability for my wife who was never fond of hiking out or creaking shrouds. She does not have the junior sailing program, battle-hardened fun approach to sailing. I found the perfect solution for my new sailing homeport of Havre de Grace, MD: a Marshall 22 catboat. With only a two-foot draft, a beam half its length, a salty sheer, and an overnight cabin, it was the perfect boat for the depthchallenged waters of the Northern Bay. My wife and I had several fun seasons and built friendships among the light-hearted members of the Chesapeake Catboat Association (CCBA). But like any sailor who has put a few good seasons by-the-board, I was a looking for my next perfect (larger) sailboat. The answer to the “next boat” question was answered by Bay history. I looked back into the development of the working Bay boats; skipjacks, bugeyes, brogans, canoes, and schooners. And, I kept coming back to the age of the bugeye. A design that was the final development of the log canoe and a symbol of the best harvest times for oysters. My perfect-boat-buying mix of interests was achieved. The design was historically appropriate for Bay waters and had a shallow draft of three feet, a few more feet of cabin space, plenty of deck space for entertaining, and a massive Bay bowsprit to bring excitement to viewers of my docking maneuvers. So, now my wife and I own a bugeye. We have plenty of boat to go anywhere on the Bay in style. And, enough wood to keep me busy with boat maintenance until the Bay is completely silted up. As long as there is no bugeye racing class, I’ll be fine. Chesapeake Bay Sailing
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This Sailing Vacation,
We Spent Nothing (Except Time Together) by Nicholas Hayes
he aft berths are dark, damp, deep caves inducing claustrophobia in most adults, where the smell of musty, closed-cell foam and unwashed feet lingers, and wet bags double as pillows. But the kids like them. Kate climbed out of hers, wiped the leftovers of vivid dreams from her squinting eyes, smiled lazily into the morning sun, and wondered aloud what the day would bring. We had sailed and settled into Nicolet Bay the day before, our first stop on the way home from the 2010 Hook Race, a 200-mile offshore sailing race that starts in Racine, WI, and ends on the western shore of Green Bay at the intersection of Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, in the twin small towns of Menominee-Marinette. Fifteen miles across Green Bay, tiny Nicolet Bay is a natural harbor on the east shore, on the coast of Door County in Wisconsin, offering a sheltered anchorage when the wind is from about west to northeast. If you’re lucky, as we were that day and night, to find a holding anchor, swinging room, and a favorable forecast, the summer breeze delivers larger gifts: the smell of campfires and conifers
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and the sound of singing and playing in the forested state park that surrounds the bay. I had Kate’s answer, hooting, then diving from the cabin top into cool, clean, clear, fresh Lake Michigan water and coming to the surface with a refreshed and happy groan. She and her sister Elizabeth, just out of her own dark bunk, scrambled into suits and jumped in the lake, too. The day began with another gift from Nicolet Bay: an hour-long, pre-breakfast family swim, leaving our limbs limber, our hair soft and clean, our lungs, hearts, and minds awake, and the sense that all the world was smiling on us. A night at anchor in Nicolet Bay is a rare treat, like flat clean lake ice for ice-boating in a Wisconsin winter, requiring confluence. Some years, indeed often many years in a row, it just doesn’t work out. My wife and I must work hard enough in our jobs to be able to take the time off to race. The family must select sailing over other more pressing or fun things that we might do in the summer. The race must finish at the right time. We must take a couple of extra days off of work to make a lazier return
trip, and we must luck into a day, like this one, when nature cooperates. This is one of the central lessons of sailing and one of its prime attractions: you just don’t know what you’re going to get. You might not get what you hoped for, for long periods of time. You might have to wait. You might have to adjust your expectations. You might have to try again. Most of the essential variables are out of your control. But when they come together, it can be stunning in its beauty and power: graceful, organic, complete, and dare I say, spiritual. On one hand, it’s the ideological antonym of the phrase “instant gratification.” These rare memorable moments can’t happen without patience, confidence, trust, hard work, and the cooperation of many.
They directly oppose the X-Box, cable news, and the allinclusive theme-park. On the other hand, we can also find an ideological link to the timehonored practice of “living in the moment” and rewards not unlike those that might come from centering through prayer or meditation. You find yourself free of distraction and complication and in balance with the world. It’s as if you’ve discovered something brand new. But there is another notable and very important benefit: you are there with people you love, and they feel the same way. In our minds, these moments of common joy and circumstance overwrite the trivial and stand out as the most important in life. These are the formative events. When you hear people sharing these stories, it is clear
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that they’re talking of the best times, and the best people they’ve known. And note something else: they’re not talking about something they purchased with cash or credit. Indeed, they’re telling you about something that they created, that they waited for, and then seized upon by their own volition—by investing time and trying again and again as a team and by trusting.
big and too hard for families to do on their own. Something that takes too long. I’m told we have to transform sailing into something we consume in small easy bites, since nobody is willing to wait anymore. After all, we’re all American Consumers, right? That’s all we know how to do. After having a cup of hot cocoa, an apple, and some home-made coffee cake, the
was seven years ago. We shouldn’t let so much time pass in between visits.” I’m not proposing a cultural change. I’m proposing that our individual choices—the ways we elect to spend our time on earth—are what determine our culture. Culture doesn’t change from the top down; it is created from the bottom up, when people make choices, such as spending time together on sailboats and
“Most of the essential variables of sailing are out of your control. But when they come together, it can be stunning in its beauty and power: graceful, organic, complete, and dare I say, spiritual.” That’s why I believe we should save sailing. There are few such ideal formats for making meaningful memories and in doing so, feeding our souls and strengthening our families and our collective spirit. I must report that when I talk about these things and hear a knee-jerk response to my book, I’m often told that I’m suggesting a cultural change: something too
girls leapt back into the water. We had borrowed and were towing an inflatable dinghy, and they turned it upside down, transforming it into a diving platform. They shrieked and splashed and paused to float and chat in between cannon-balls. My wife touched my shoulder and said, “This feels a lot like last time. Last time
with enough commitment and frequency, to luck into magical places and times like Nicolet Bay in the morning. Choose sailing. About the Author: When Nicholas Hayes is not writing or speaking about his book Saving Sailing, he races and cruises with his family on their B-32 Syrena.
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Better Together Chartering with Friends by Molly Winans
I’ll tell you one thing, we’re better together. A camera on self-timer balanced on a T-shirt stuffed between the halyards and the mast works quite well if you try it a few times. I’m not sure if Annapolis Bay Charters wants to know this, but Cat Away’s trampoline holds at least 1375 pounds. Photo wizardry by John Burke
n a muggy Friday night in May, a handful of friends were sipping wine in the cockpit of a 24-foot sloop in Annapolis Harbor. At this lighthearted happy hour, we started to imagine the possibilities for an even happier one and asked ourselves, “What if we arranged a weekend-long party on a bigger boat?” The five of us who were crammed into the cockpit began to rattle off names of friends whom we’d love to include. As the list grew, we realized that not having a boat available to us to accommodate a dozen, what we were planning was turning more into a raft-up scenario than a one-boat weekend. “Or,” the old-school monohull sailor suggested with a shrug—and admit-
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tedly a dirty little feeling —”We could charter a catamaran.” The most memorable part of this moment was how quickly the entire cockpit dove on the catamaran idea. Like sharks on bloody steak. We were going to need a bigger boat.
I was the skeptic; although it was I who tossed out the idea. What was my problem with multihulls, you may ask? Having never sailed on a cruising cat, I had to admit, my issue was purely aesthetic. As I loved antiques and worn hardwood floors, I loved classic boats with graceful lines. Cats were too new, too condo. Ugly. Well, that was then. I called Scott Farquharson at Annapolis Bay Charters and
sealed our destiny in one efficient phone call. Eight friends, all with crazy work schedules, commutes, spouses, and even one couple seeking a babysitter, signed up without hesitation or schedule conflict. Done.
Among the resume entries of the eight sailors on the trip were six former and current boat owners of everything from beach cats to sloops up to 45 feet; delivery crew on a wide range of boats up to 50 feet in an array of places up and down the East Coast, in the islands, on the English Channel, and in Belize; a former St. Mary’s College offshore sailing team member turned cruiser; two DelMarVa Peninsula rounders; a recovering liveaboard; a former AnnapoSpinSheet October 2010 71
lis Sailing School instructor turned sailing magazine editor; and a Royal Yachting Association Ocean Yacht Master, who claims his title must be pronounced with a clinched jaw. Only one of us had ever been on a cruising catamaran except at the dock at the U.S. Sailboat Show.
We arrived at Annapolis Bay Charters at Port Annapolis Marina at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, September 10 and rode over to Bert Jabin Yacht Yard, where our Fontaine-Pajot 43 Cat Away was docked on Back Creek. After a thorough briefing and tour of the boat, we loaded her up with much more booze, food, and gear than you would think necessary for eight friends, and fired up her engines. Annapolis Harbor was the birthplace of the idea, so we thought it an apt spot to launch the weekend. Right before sunset at anchor off the U.S. Naval Academy wall, we welcomed straggling crew members, who arrived via kayaks and water taxis, and commenced our weekend-long cocktail hour, feast, and laugh-a-thon. After a Friday night celebration and leisurely Saturday morning coffee and bagels, we sailed in a light northerly breeze (and then comfortably motored) south and up Eastern Bay, turned right at the Miles River, and meandered up the Wye River to anchor, kayak, and celebrate some more.
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What is most striking about cruising on a big cat is the enormous amount of elbow room. The panoramic view from the galley and anywhere on deck enhances the feeling. All eight of us had wondered before the trip if we were going to be on top of one another, and all of us were amazed 48 hours later that we never felt claustrophobic. With four staterooms, two heads, a large forward trampoline (which is like having a giant mattress on the porch), a “cockpit” deck, a deck like a dance floor, and transom steps aft on both hulls on which to make discreet phone calls, we had more privacy than many of us had in our homes.
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Having such a spacious party vessel enables you to do things like strap two kayaks to the lifelines (without compromising maneuverability on deck), over-pack your gear bag, prepare fish tacos and bacon and eggs, eat meals together at one table as eight adults, nap in peace, and dance wherever you want. Those of us who are accustomed to living on a slant were surprised by the lack of cup holders until we realized how truly flat the boat remains even in chop. (The danger is getting lazy and leaving half drinks and beer bottles around so that the cockpit resembles a fraternity party.) On Sunday, we sailed along in a misty, light breeze—at seven knots of boat speed—as four friends napped, a few chatted under the bimini-roof in the cockpit, one reheated a delicious Brazilian beef stew (called feijada), and we sipped cabernet and listened to classical music. “It’s very civilized,” says Chris Neumann, who recently returned from a nine-month family cruise to New England and the Bahamas on a Bristol 45. He was also impressed with the view and the remarkable lack of “traffic jams” among the crew over the weekend. I don’t know if I think catamarans are any prettier. I wouldn’t buy one or want to sail on one every weekend. But, I get it now. Cat Away was one cool cat. If you are lucky enough to have a great group of friends or family who love sailing, cooking, celebrating, and just being together on the water, chartering a big cat is a fantastic way to facilitate that. Although we all like the heeling sensation of monohull sailing, we noted how a few of our parents who don’t like the feeling or who aren’t as agile as they used to be, as well as tentative new sailors, would enjoy the more level, civilized cruising cat experience. Would we take the same trip all over again? Yes times eight! To learn more about chartering on the Chesapeake, visit annapolisbaycharters.net.
Josh and Chris toast the sunset and wait for a fish taco feast on Saturday night on the Wye.
John and Rebecca solve a few problems as we motor out to the Bay to find the wind.
Kayaking in “the tunnel” is fun no matter how old you are. Josh and Chris play around as Kate comments from the trampoline.
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Kate and Rebecca relaxing in the morning.
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Forty and a Half Hours The U.S. Sailboat Show
long with the usual signs of fall (shorter days, cooler weather, migrating waterfowl, and great sailing weather), comes the fall tradition of the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis. Each year, more than 50,000 attendees flood into town to take advantage of a short window—only 40.5 hours of total show time—to see the latest and greatest wares and goods the worldwide sailing and marine industry can throw at them. Starting on the first Monday of October, Ego Alley, a portion of Annapolis Harbor, and much of the surrounding city parking areas are cleared out. Before long, the usual waterfront scene is replaced with towering masts, mountainous white tents, fluttering banners and flags, chain link fences, portable food trailers, and extensive lengths of floating docks reaching far out into the harbor. It’s a transformation that is a treat and spectacle to watch, and even seasoned, grizzly veterans of the show get excited when it happens. On each opening day of the show, workers, brokers, salespeople, and vendors make final adjustments to their booths, wash and shine their boats, organize pamphlets and brochures, and then eagerly stand by for the gates to open and the attendees to flood in. It’s an important event for many Bay Country marine businesses. Deals for new boats are signed, new relationships are made, repair work and projects are planned for the winter, and in the booths, everything from Sham Wows to miracle potions for teak and marine metals are demonstrated and sold. As you wander, you can’t help but smell the pungent, wondrous vapors of charring hunks of pit beef wafting through town and the show itself, tempting passers-by to sample the longtime, foil-wrapped lunch tradition of the show, while Pusser’s Landing mixes barrels of its signature Painkiller cocktail (SpinSheet recommends the #4 and a designated driver), and eager kids lean over the fence selling Nutty Buddys to people on the Compromise Street side of the show. Eventually, the show begins to fill and bulge at the seams, as the floating docks start to sink lower into the water. Thousands of people wander about the show to board and ogle at shiny new sailboats, fill their bags with brochures, buy new gear and clothing, and dream about the one sailboat that stirs their soul and piques their imagination for a wind-driven adventure on the water. There’s a palpable, contagious excitement and energy in the air.
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While all of this excitement is going on, be sure to stop by the SpinSheet booth at Tent F6, where we’ll be chatting it up with our readers and handing out thousands of free copies of the magazine. We’re also seasoned show experts; if you have a question about the show or what to do while you’re there, stop by and talk to us. We can’t wait to see you. —by Gary Reich
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nnapolis Harbor will bump and grind with more boats, gear, and nautical know-how than ever before. To make the best use of your time, let SpinSheet be your guide for this year’s U.S. Sailboat Show. You’ll thank us later.
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»»Park It Here Don’t even think about parking in downtown Annapolis during the U.S. Sailboat Show. Instead, the sane thing to do is to park your car at the Navy-Marine Corp Memorial Stadium nearby and take the free shuttle bus to and from City Dock. Busses will run nonstop from 9
a.m. until one hour after the show closes each day. To get to the stadium, take Route 50 to Annapolis/Rowe Boulevard (Exit 24). Follow signs along Rowe Boulevard to the NavyMarine Corp Memorial Stadium at 550 Farragut Road. Parking runs $10. Or, park for free in Eastport, and walk on over, or take a water taxi from the Chart House to the Show.
»»So, What’s New? Well, for starters, you’ll see some pretty shiny new sailboats. These beauties are premiering at the Show: Aero Yacht’s Outremer 49; Beneteau USA’s First 30 and 35, Oceanis 50 and 58, and Sense 50; Forum Marine’s Tangara and Class 2M; Gunboat’s 66; Hunter’s e36 and 50; Jeanneau’s 53 and Sun Odyssey 409; Johannsen Boat Works’ Raider II; Matrix Yachts’ Vision 450 Catamaran; The Moorings, USA’s 50; Prout International’s 50; Sabre’s 456;
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St. Francis Marine’s 50 Phantom Catamaran; Scandinavian Cruisers’ Dory 18 and 20; Southerly’s 57; and Topaz Sailing Systems’ Taz. See anything you like? Hundreds of exhibitors will be there, as usual, with more new gadgets and gizmos than you can shake a boat hook at. Be prepared to be a bit overwhelmed. When you need a break, stop by the SpinSheet booth (Tent F6) and say “Hi.”
»»Chance To Win the Grand Prize During the show, sign up for a chance to win the grand prize: a six-night, seven-day vacation on a Moorings 403 sailboat for up to six people, plus a two-night stay at the Mariner Inn all courtesy of The Moorings. The prize includes roundtrip airfare for two courtesy of the BVI Tourism Board.
»»Party Like It’s 1999! VIP Cocktail Party—On Thursday, October 7, from 4 to 7 p.m., simply hand your VIP ticket stub over to the kind folks at the Annapolis Marine Art Gallery (110 Dock Street) and partake of a party to benefit Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB). Who doesn’t love complimentary cocktails, light appetizers, and a chance to win a Willard Bond 40-inch-by-30-inch Giclee Print (your choice: one of three) and meet Willard Bond while you are there? Reserve your spot now by calling (610) 526-7232. Beneteau Owner VIP Reception—Also on Thursday, October 7, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Beneteau is hosting a party for Beneteau owners at the Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Hotel in the Chesapeake Ballroom. RSVP by contacting beneteauusa.com.
Boat Show Bash—Boat Show attendees, exhibitors, area boaters, and all landlubbers are invited to drink, dine, and dance under the stars to The Rovers, Matt McConville, and the Tiki Barbarians at the Eastport YC’s Sycamore Point location (317 First Street) on Saturday, October 9, from 6 to 11 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase (cash only). Thanks to the generosity of local businesses and individuals, the party will feature a live auction, a silent auction, and a raffle all to help support the Box of Rain Foundation and the EYC Foundation. Advance tickets are $10; admission at the gate is $15. A free shuttle will take you to and from your car at Navy Stadium. SpinSheet is a sponsor. For more details, visit eastportyc.org. Happy Hour Afloat—Sunday, October 10, brings the Annapolis Sailing Industry Association’s Happy Hour to discuss plans for a DelMarVa circumnavigation this June as part of the Summer Sailstice. Between 5 and 6:30 p.m., join SpinSheet onboard the Catherine Marie for free snacks and a cash bar. For more details and to RSVP, email email@example.com.
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• Wear comfortable shoes. There will be lots of walking, and you don’t want your feet holding you back. Slip-on and slip-off shoes are best.
• Bring little sticky return address labels. You will, no doubt, sign up for
more than a few mailing lists and even enter a few drawings as you make your way through the Show. Don’t fumble for your pen or, even worse, wait in line to use someone else’s. Simply stick a label and continue along your way.
• Be prepared to take off your shoes before boarding. Be prepared to stand
in line, dive into the tents at the first sign of a raindrop, exchange business cards, and take
notes and photos if you see something cool. Be prepared to be amazed! • Mention to the vendors that you are a SpinSheet reader. Every little bit helps.
• Park smart. Arrive early and park in
Eastport. The walk across the bridge and into the Show will be a great warm up. If you’d rather not walk, pick up the water taxi at the Chart House dock. Those arriving late—after, say, 9:30 a.m., will certainly want to park at the stadium lot off Rowe Boulevard and take the free shuttle into the Show. • Make use of the water taxis. Annapolis is blessed with a first class fleet of water taxis. This is an efficient, unique, and fun way to move around town during the shows and throughout the sailing season. While you’re underway, chat up the driver. The water taxi captains are typically some of the town’s best sources of information and restaurant tips. Water taxi contacts: (410) 263-0033 or VHF 68. • Plan your route. If you need to speak with someone specific or closely investigate a product, service, or boat, the best time to do this is first thing in the morning or late in the afternoon. Crowds peak from about 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday is by far the busiest day, and Monday, the slowest. • Bring some cash. There are ATMs around, but a pre-filled pocket will make for smiling faces. Pit beef sammies, beverages, cool bottle openers, little batteryoperated fans, nutty buddies handed over the fence, and a plethora of other treats will line the aisles. Chesapeake Bay Sailing
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Beyond the Basics The U.S. Sailboat Show
by Carrie Gentile
he ceaseless unfolding pageant of boats, docks, and retail booths can be daunting to navigate, especially if you have a specific agenda and a hefty schedule to adhere to. Throw into the mix the throngs of other sailors vying for attention and dock space, and it can be challenging to cram in all the items on your Boat Show To-Do list. To deftly and expertly work the U.S. Sailboat Show, I asked some practiced and seasoned Annapolis Boat Show attendees and staff for some tips to maximize your experience. Choose Your Day Wisely—If you’re serious about investigating or purchasing a sailboat, it may be worth the extra $18 dollars to attend Thursday, October 7, the VIP day (VIP day costs $35; general admission days are $17). You’ll get more face time with dealers, brokers, and vendors when there’s less foot traffic. Same applies to rainy days—you’d be surprised how many sailors don’t want to walk the docks in inclement weather.
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Monday, October 11, can be the best day of the show. In general, the crowds are lighter than during the weekend, and if you can stay for “breakdown,” it’s worth watching the parade of sailboats exiting the show and the powerboats motoring in for the U.S. Powerboat Show, which begins a few days later. It’s boat choreography at its best. Headquarters for this spectacle is Pusser’s Caribbean Grille, where the bartenders are freely pouring Painkillers. And, sometimes, the lucky person can take advantage of unsold inventory on Monday. One of my friends purchased an icemaker at a rock-bottom price last year, because the vendor did not want to lug it home. Don’t Get Anchored Down—Yes, I know. It’s the anchor you want, and there are only two of them left in the booth. But, do you really want to carry it with you for the rest of the day? Or even PFDs for the whole family? If there’s plenty in stock, make the purchase just before leaving the Show. A better idea is to ask the vendor if he will hold the item
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for you at the booth after you’ve made the purchase. If vendors have the room, they are sure to oblige. The key is to remember to pick it up before you leave for the day… Make an Appointment and Go for a Ride—Certain boat dealers, especially for custom boats, accept appointments to view their boats. If that’s the case, an appointment can get you to the front of the line. Oyster sailboats take appointments, as do Lagoon and Gemini catamarans. Check out the manufacturer’s website in advance. It may save you time in line. If you are seriously contemplating a certain boat model, ask the dealer for a test sail after the show is over. Most dealers stay in the area for a few days after the show. Do Your Homework—Come to the show armed with a predetermined list of boats and vendors you don’t want to miss. Use the program guide or even check out the website (usboat.com) in advance for a full list of exhibitors. There’s even a handy map to plan your route. Visit list items first, and save the eye candy and lollygagging for later. Hopefully, you’ll avoid disappointment by not missing vendors and boats that are important to you.
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What To Bring—Carry a small notepad for taking notes on all the boats you peruse, including the contact name(s) of the broker you’ve befriended. A 3.5 x 5 inch note card pad works well. Take photos of boats, too. After Chesapeake Bay Sailing
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Seize the Day—This may seem like a nobrainer, but, the Shows don’t get crowded until between 11:30 a.m. and noon. That leaves a few hours in the morning to check out boats without waiting in line. The brokers or dealers are still fresh at that hour—all hopped up on caffeine and sugared doughnuts. The boat interiors are pleasant in the cool fall morning air. Body heat and the mid-day sun can take their toll by the afternoon. Alternatively, most of the show attendees have started happy hour by 4 p.m. and are now at Pusser’s. The last hour or so of the Show is appealing because usually there are no longer lines to board boats or crowds in the booths. Take advantage. Remember, you can walk around the show with a cocktail.
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Do Lollygag—Strolling around and finding new boat-bits in the dark corners of the tents, or ogling shiny new self-tailing winches, isn’t this what the Boat Show is all about? Making time to wander often leads to unearthing a gadget or product you never knew you needed (think custom monogrammed fitted sheets for the V-berth, high-tech line made into dog leashes, etc.).
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you’ve seen a dozen or so interiors, your brain can get fuzzy. Treat the Boat Show like a class field trip; bring a tote for all the little freebies and literature from the booths. Make sure to bring some foul weather gear. Bringing water and a snack can save time in refreshment lines. Last Word on Shoes—Not only should your shoes be comfortable and easy to slip on and off, but it’s not a terrible idea to wear an old pair that you can part with. I have heard stories of people’s shoes going missing while they are aboard a boat. And, perhaps ditch the socks. I have seen a lot of barefoot sailors at the Show—boat soles and steps can be really slippery when you have on socks. As for splinters... you’re on your own. More about Deals—West Marine always has some great steal of a deal. One year, it was $10 Sperry boat shoes. One year, it was Henri Lloyd waterproof shorts and pants. And, for at least the last four years, the store always has sold $10 boat hooks. And, West Marine is not alone in offering deals; keep your eyes open for “Boat Show Specials” as you stroll on the docks and through the tents. Turn to page 81 for more Boat Show information.
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pinSheet always likes to go the distance and keep you prepared. So, here are the top things you should consider when buying a new boat during the U.S. Sailboat Show.
almost always offer more boat for the dollar than a new boat, but condition is everything when it comes to their cost and value.
Consider Ancillary Costs—For boats kept at a marina or rented dock, the minimum cost of ownership is about $100 per foot per year for slip rental, insurance, and minimum maintenance. If you prefer a marina with lots of amenities and plan to pay someone to do maintenance, don’t be surprised if your annual fees run more than $200 a foot.
Think about Warranties and Insurance— New boats are relatively free of major repairs (except for service maintenance) for eight to 10 years. Typically, extended warranties are better deals for the insurer than the insured. They aren’t insurance or maintenance policies, usually don’t cover normal wear and tear, and never cover accidental damage, so read them carefully. Hull, machinery, and liability insurance is a necessary cost for most. Used boats typically don’t offer warranties, although some manufacturers’ hull warranties and some extended warranties— purchased by the original owner—can be transferred (usually for a small fee) to a new owner.
Weigh the Advantages of New Versus Used Before Ruling Either Out—New boats offer you warranties on machinery (usually for a year), the hull (up to 10 years), and electronics (as short as 90 days); are always less expensive to maintain than used ones; and offer the latest in technology. However, new boats do depreciate, so plan to keep your shiny new vessel for at least five years and be sure to use her often. Used boats
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Actual cash value policies are typically less, but you may be in for a big surprise if you have a loss and find out you’re insured for less than you may owe on the boat. A good agent or insurance company who is experienced and familiar with recreational marine insurance will be happy to help you choose what’s best for you.
»»Some Other General Tips 1. New boat purchasers should trust your dealership and broker. A boat is a complicated piece of equipment, often including, in 35 feet, all the systems and equipment found in your home and car combined. Glitches are inevitable. A pleasant, effective relationship with the dealer has charmed more than one person into embracing the boating lifestyle. 2. In some cases, new boat buyers may deal with several different warranty providers—separate ones for the engine, boat, and systems.
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Know up front whom you will be dealing with for any warranty repair and if you will have to go to them or they will come to you. 3. Be cautious about buying a used boat simply because it’s cheap and needs a “little” work; it always costs more and takes longer than you think it will to get a fixer-upper “up and running” to your satisfaction. 4. Most modern marine diesel engines can be expected to run trouble free for at least 2500 to 3000 hours when “properly” maintained. Weekend cruisers generally put less than 100 hours a year on their boat, so don’t be afraid of an older model with a few engine hours. The key is for a used boat to have been well maintained and hold up to a rigorous inspection sea trial. 5. The cost of maintenance increases as boats age. Anticipate about $50 per foot after a vessel has reached age 10 years for age-related maintenance and renewals. Increase that figure if the boat is 20 years old upon purchase or has been ignored.
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Mistakes To Avoid While Shopping for Charters at the Boat Showby Eva Hill
ince I already own a boat and am unlikely to be convinced to buy another in the immediate future, the impending arrival of the U.S. Sailboat Show to Annapolis means shopping for other things, including, perhaps, my next charter. Having booked many a charter vacation, both at the Show and otherwise, I’ve made my share of mistakes and observed missteps made by others. Here are some mistakes to ponder and avoid:
Charter companies will bring multihulls and monohulls to the U.S. Sailboat Show, so you can see island dreamboats first-hand. Take photos and keep notes. Photo by Mark Talbott
Going in Cold: If you’re planning on shopping for a charter at the U.S. Sailboat Show, the worst thing you can do is go in unprepared. An idea of a sailing destination and the type of boat you’d like to sail, as well as a budget, is essential. There are often deals to be had at the Sailboat Show, but you can’t know what a good deal is if you have no idea of what “regular” pricing is for charters. You might waste your time and money with fly-by-night sailing charters if you don’t do some research on travel
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Not Knowing All the Costs: If you are on a strict budget, you need to keep in mind that paying for the charter is just one expense. The charter itself comes with many incidental expenses, such as cruising permits, mandatory insurance, and damage deposits. If you are going on a crewed or captained charter, you need to figure in the crew gratuity, which is customarily 10 to 15 percent of the charter cost. Some crewed charters also charge separately for food and fuel. If you are on a bareboat charter, you will need to provision your boat with everything from toilet paper to food to drinking water, which can come at a steep premium in the more far-flung locales. Many of the “toys” you might wish to include can be had—at a price. These include windsurfers, kayaks, extra dinghies, and blenders. During your trip, you may pay for moorings, ice, and showers. And don’t forget what is often the second biggest expense of your trip: the cost of getting to your destination.
as a great destination for first-time charterers, and while the BVIs are the most popular sailing destination in the Caribbean for good reason, there are times when a charterer might be better served by choosing another location. For example,
Overestimating or Overstating Your Qualifications: Some of the smaller charter companies start sussing out your skills as soon as you step up to their booth. They can tell by the way you talk and move on the docks whether you are experienced. Others merely check out your credit limit. Don’t be one of those credit card sailors whose principal qualification to charter a boat is a sizeable credit limit. Finding yourself in a situation where you are in over your head is not fun and could pose a danger to you, other sailors, and the boat you’ve chartered. Even though you may be a perfectly good sailor out on the open water, be realistic about your abilities to run the systems of a larger boat and anchor and dock that vessel. There is no shame in chartering a smaller boat than you might wish, or paying a skipper for a day or two to help you learn the ropes. There is, however, plenty of shame in finding yourself on a reef.
Having Your Mind Already Made Up: While some baseline research is a good thing, if you are a novice, having your mind made up can limit your ability to have a great experience. For example, while I often suggest the British Virgin Islands (BVIs)
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January’s infamous “Christmas winds” might result in too much wind. And avoid a particular week in July, when visiting boaters from the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico descend on the Caribbean en masse and make for lively but crowded anchorages. While you should have a sense of what you want in your charter vacation, don’t be so single-minded in your pursuit that you won’t listen to the suggestions offered by the experts. Believing Everything You Hear and See: My first trip to the Caribbean was before the Internet era made volumes of information available at a traveler’s fingertips. As a result, my image of the islands was a cross between a tourism board-sponsored ad and a James Bond film. I expected to be dipping my toes in azure-colored waters from pristine and un-peopled beaches by day and suavely sipping martinis in a cocktail dress at a baccarat table by night. While that idyllic experience can certainly be found in the West Indies, it can also include overpriced grocer-
ies, aggressive vendors, stray dogs, weak water pressure in showers, junked cars along the roadside, jockeying for beach loungers and mooring balls, lackadaisical or even surly service, and herds of cruise ship visitors. You can expect the charter companies to send their best, most personable, and friendly staff out to the boat shows to interact with the public and paint the most attractive picture of a week’s sail. Take their descriptions with a grain of salt, and you’ll be prepared for anything. In my experience, the best antidote to disappointment is realistic expectations. About the Author: Eva Hill is a corporate lawyer at Whiteford, Taylor, and Preston in Baltimore and is the commodore of the Chesapeake Bay Sabre Association. She and her husband, Rick, sail their Sabre 38 out of Annapolis and escape to tropical anchorages in the offseason. E-mail her at lattitudes@ hotmail.com.
Granted, the Show can get a bit crazy with all the charter options and sailing paraphernalia. Be prepared, stay focused, and have fun. You’ll do just fine. Photo by Bob Grieser
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Sponsored by Blue Water Sailing and the American Sailing Association, the seminar will be held Saturday, October 9, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Presented by Jeff Grossman, Jean Levine, Liza Copeland, and Lee Chesneau ($250 per couple). For more details, visit twocansail.com.
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ild Orchid Cafe used to be a unique find that people would drive right by. Now it’s easy to find in the circle across from Park Place. An off-the-beaten-path favorite is Sam’s Waterfront Cafe in Chesapeake Harbour. Annapolis Pottery on State Circle is one of those Annapolis institutions that’s worth a visit. (Editor’s note: many a Chesapeake-themed wedding gift has been purchased there by SpinSheet staffers). I also recommend walking out at Greenbury Point. It’s a good place for people who have brought their dogs to the show and want to look upon Annapolis from a different angle.
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ruise Main Street casually on foot, and then grab an eCruiser, and head over to Davis’ Pub. Take a sunset spin on a water taxi or make friends with a local with a car to get them the hell outta that circus for at least one evening of peace outside of the chain-linked fences and floating docks.
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Visit Annapolis: Where the Locals Hang Photos by Al Schreitmueller Asking Annapolis aficionados to share their favorite hot spots is a bit like asking cruisers for their favorite anchorages. The response is generally along the lines of, “I could tell you, but I’d have to kill you.” But, when we asked Team SpinSheet and friends for suggestions and said we would only be sharing them with sailors, they opened right up…
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ave a glass of Chardonnay and cream of crab soup outdoors at Carrol’s Creek Café on Spa Creek. Go to Café Normandy on Main Street for their mussels with garlic. Grab some oysters at McGarvey’s and sushi at Joss. Visit Easy Street (8 Francis St.) to see the glass artwork and buy a souvenir.
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ur visitors always like the U.S. Naval Academy. The Santee Basin and Sailing Center are full of great storage ideas. Many like to see the revamped Collegiate and Scholastic Hall of Fame on the second floor of the Robert Crown Sailing Center. Lots of names to read on trophies that have been awarded annually for almost 100 years!
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f you like a real Irish pub with a neighborhood feel, go to Galway Bay at 63 Maryland Avenue, which is just far enough away from the show to have open tables. I like the salmon rolls appetizer and the Chieftain salad. I would also include The Kitchen @137 on Randall Street, which has fresh food and a refreshingly limited menu rather than pages and pages of choices. They have a charming hidden patio out back, too.
The Annapolis Bookstore on Maryland Avenue has moved down a block to 35 Maryland Avenue. This is a wonderful escape from the hubbub of the show. Think old and new nautical and literary books, a warm, cozy décor, book signings, and live piano music. Hip female sailors should stop by Paradigm at 179 Main Street. It’s the best boutique in town. - SpinSheet editor Molly Winans
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Paul Jacobs by Molly Winans
was obsessed with sailing and buying and selling boats,” says U.S. Yacht Shows general manager Paul Jacobs. “I would read Soundings from cover to cover. If anyone wanted to know about a boat, they would call me.” The Traverse City, MI, native and his wife Nancy made 17 sailing trips by boat to the North Channel of Canada to Georgian Bay as well as regular weekend trips on Grand Traverse Bay. “We were spoiled. The fresh water is perfect,” he says. “All the little communities have municipal marinas. You can rent a slip for 75 cents or less per foot, so a weekend away was easy. It was a neat way for us to get away as a family.” Jacobs started reading Cruising World and the book Blown Away by Herb Payson, which launched his obsession with cruising. In 1991, he quit his sales job and embarked on an adventure with his wife and 11- and 13-year-old children on an O’Day 39. The family sailed from Oriental, NC, to Massachusetts at the time of Hurricane Bob, during which they witnessed boats as large as 35 or 40 feet that had been lifted and plopped on shore. This gave him enormous respect for the power of the elements and the ocean. Then, the family sailed to the Bahamas.
[Abaco]. It’s our special place, and we’ve returned many times.” Upon the family’s return in 1992, the couple got back to work—she, as a teacher and he, as a sales and marketing representative for IBM products. Twelve years later, they revisited and realized their cruising dream. They sold their home, cars, and furniture. Nancy retired from teaching; Paul closed his business. Right before they boarded their Trintella 42 Camelot in Maine, the Golden Retriever died “as if she knew.” The couple cruised for four years as far north as Maine and as far south as Trinidad and returned to the Chesapeake Bay every fall to work on the U.S. Sailboat Show crew. In 2008, they sold their boat— at the time, a Caliber 40—and moved to Annapolis. During his sailing life, Jacobs has owned 12 boats, ranging from a San Juan 21 to a Tartan 40, and relished the process of buying, selling, and putting deals together. “The Caliber 40 was the consummate cruising boat with solar power, a water maker, a wind generator... When I left that boat in Beaufort, NC, I never thought of her again. It was a part of my life that was over.” Although he sails rarely these days,
demonstrations and wine tastings for couples. His wife Nancy also works for the boat shows and other events. At print time, the couple was painting the new house they bought in Annapolis. “We fell in love with Annapolis in 1991,” says Jacobs. “It’s the most amazing sailing town in the world. The Annapolis Sailboat Show is the holy grail of boat shows. I feel very proud to be a part of it… There are so many things to love about this place. At the end of every street, you can put your dinghy in the water. I’m comfortable in a boating community. It’s like a city; it’s like a tiny town. It’s easy to fly out of and close to Washington, DC, and Baltimore. And there’s water everywhere. We grew up on water, and our whole life is about water.”
“It was a turning point in everyone’s lives. After that, we referred to everything as before we went cruising or after we went cruising.” “It was a turning point in everyone’s lives. After that, we referred to everything as before we went cruising or after we went cruising,” he says. Jacobs admits that they had much to learn. “We didn’t know anything about tides. We encountered a lot of interesting situations… It was a magical year. We went as far south as the Exumas and became efficient cruisers.” There were negative aspects of cruising with two teenagers and a Golden Retriever (who went home before the Bahamas leg). He says, “When four people spend that much time that close, it can be tough on relationships. It did create some tension that took a while to work through, but now if my kids picked a place to get married or celebrate something, they would pick Hope Town
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Jacobs’s role as general manager for the U.S. Yacht Shows (which includes boat shows and other events, such as the Food and Wine Festival at National Harbor) is mostly about boats. Jacobs’s job includes working on advertising, marketing, and sponsorships, as well as coordinating activities inside the boat shows, such as the Take the Wheel Program, a new program with sailing
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Schooner Sailors by Andy Schell
or Brian Duff, the 2010 schooner race is going to be special. Not that they aren’t all special. I met Brian and his family at the start of the Caribbean 1500 Cruising Rally last year in Hampton, VA. He was there to skipper his father’s 52-foot Brigantine schooner, One World, to Tortola, following the 2009 Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race (GCBSR), which had finished only a few weeks before. The boat had just undergone an impressive refit—rebuild is the better word—from the steel hull to the masthead. The interior was gutted and re-designed, the masts re-rigged the traditional way using spliced wire rigging (including the addition of a triangular running sail on a squared-off yard arm). As with most cruising boats, One World was still not quite complete, but she’d be setting forth for the open sea nonetheless, the smaller finishing jobs to be completed underway. One World’s hectic entry into the Schooner Race was another story. The day before the race she truly wasn’t ready— Brian and his crew were still installing the headsail furling system as they made their way to the starting line. Just days before, 96 October 2010 SpinSheet
she was still in a state of disrepair, as they scrambled to put everything back together in Annapolis. Brian had the resources; at the time, he owned Southbound Cruising Services, a small yacht rigging shop in Annapolis. He and his crew readied the boat between “real” jobs and their busy boat show schedule (which included several seminars and a visit from Brion Toss, author of The Rigger’s Apprentice, the yacht rigger’s bible, who came all the way from the Pacific Northwest). They made it and crossed the line at Windmill Point 80 nautical miles south of the start off Annapolis fast enough to earn second place in Class B, not a bad effort for the boat’s inaugural race. In Hampton, Brian had several of his close friends onboard, readying the boat for the offshore leg to Tortola. Tom and Annie were helping deliver One World to the British Virgin Island before returning to Hampton to sail their own boat south to the Bahamas and onward to destinations unknown. Emma is a beautiful black Vancouver 27 that Tom and Annie refitted together, mostly on their own time and with little money. Every morning I’d admire Emma from the dock and finally got
to meet her owners when we were invited on One World. It was raining a chilly light mist outside, and the cabin of One World, with its wooden interior filled with books and bronze port lights, was the most inviting place in the world. It wasn’t fancy, but rather practical and cozy. What struck me about life below decks was the realness and simplicity of it all. We were offered hot drinks from the teapot steaming on the stove, and people were lounging around reading books and talking sailboats. These were real people, working people with real jobs, sailing because they loved it even if it didn’t make sense financially. They sailed on One World because they still believed that sailing is a way of life, not a way to escape it. This year, Brian won’t be sailing One World in the 2010 GCBSR, and that’s exactly why this year is special to him. Instead, he’ll be blasting down the Bay in a tiny Tancook Whaler schooner, joined by his friend Ted Resetiloff and their two seven-year-old sons. The Whaler is miniscule in comparison to One World and doesn’t even have accommodations—it will be the four guys in an open boat, against spinsheet.com
the elements, a father and son duo that Brian can’t wait to put into action: “I am really looking forward to just the four of us having a blast down the Bay.” This will be Brian’s sixth GCBSR, and he’s a huge supporter of the event, both practically and philosophically. As owner of Southbound, he had the privilege of racing with many of his clients, “real folks who are cash strapped all the time.” “Their love for schooners is strong enough to outweigh logic and drive them to spend on big complicated boats just for love. These guys are spending everything they can on their boats and are very proud of what they are able to produce out of their own pockets.”
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He was quick to note that he’s referring to the smaller schooners (“35 to 60 feet”) that help to make the event the biggest gathering of schooners in the world. While the big guns like the schooner Virginia and the Pride of Baltimore II get the most press, it’s the family boats, the privately owned craft, in Brian’s opinion, that make the event worthwhile. It’s their chance, in his words, “to really show off this one time each year.” The only minor downside, according to some sailors, is the way some rules are handled, decidedly untraditionally from your standard yacht race. The GCBSR is organized somewhat like a professional golf tournament, in that the competitors enforce the rules of the game by an honor system of sorts, and whether intentional or not, this sometimes doesn’t work out as planned. There is no committee boat on hand for the two finish lines—Windmill Point, an 80-mile course for Class B&C, or Thimble Shoals, a 127-mile course for Class A&AA—and racers are required to record their own finishing times, based on crossing a line of latitude that is pre-set
into a GPS onboard. Occasionally, this doesn’t work out as planned, as Brian has experienced, yet understands: “[Owners] get miffed when some other competitors either do not record times accurately or blatantly misreport times to fudge results. But with the late-night arrivals and sometimes unpleasant weather, a proper finish line isn’t always practical. Most schooner skippers recognize this.” Brian thinks installing satellite transponders on each boat—à la Caribbean 1500 Rally and its trans-Atlantic counterpart, the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, where each boat is trackable online—would allow greater participation from enthusiasts at home, as well as provide more accurate results for the competitors. Despite the minor drawbacks, the GCBSR remains one of the most wellattended schooner races in the world, attracting upwards of 50 boats, some as small as Brian’s 2010 Tancook Whaler entry, right on up to the clipper ship Pride of Baltimore II. Before our conversation ended, Brian recommended I get in touch with Dan
MacLeod, owner/skipper of the family schooner Sally B. Brian didn’t know it, but I’d already met Dan in 2006. He invited me and a few other crew from the Schooner Woodwind down below a few days after that year’s event, where we drank rum and listened to stories. The Sally B. was Dan’s love, this salty sailing boat befitting a salty sea captain. Dim yellow light from one exposed bulb bathed the wooden galley in a calming glow, and on that cold October evening in Sally B.’s cabin, the stove warmed our bodies, and the rum warmed our souls, while we embodied what it really means to be schooner sailors. Find the official GCBSR Program as an insert in this issue of SpinSheet. About the Author: Andy Schell is a professional sailor and freelance writer, who currently works as a yacht rigger for Southbound Cruising Services. Catch their rigging seminar on Friday, October 8, and see Andy’s yawl Arcturus on display at the U.S. Sailboat Show. fathersonsailing.com.
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The Alchemy of the Cruising Life
he docks are all abuzz with talk of heading south. I have listened in and chatted it up with all kinds of cruisers on all kinds of boats, hearing their plans and dreams. But it seems to me they all end up falling into three basic categories: cruising as an experimental hiatus, the cruising commuter, and cruising as a lifestyle. The St. Clair family are about to embark on a one-year trial. Scott is in the construction business and ready for a break. “The economy stinks, and I am tired after 30 years of working. Might as well go have fun for a year.” His wife Dee and 14-yearold son Jackson are not sailors, but they seem game for a change of pace. “If it’s not fun, we come back home. It’s better than sitting around the house,” says Scott. “And better than school,” adds Jackson who just started his first week of boat homeschooling.
The family hails from Canton, OH, and bought Blue Swan, their 1986 Bristol 41 center cockpit, in Connecticut this past June. They brought her to the Chesapeake Bay to spend the summer outfitting and preparing to head south. “Lake Erie, where we live, is too limited. Here on the Bay, there are light winds, calm seas, and good gunkholing. It’s a great place to shake out your boat and learn the ropes.” Their plan is to make the big jump to Bermuda, then shoot down to St. Maarten, and spend the season making their way back north again. “This isn’t a lifestyle change for us. I do have to go back to work in a year. But we still want to do something different.” Sue and Bill Schadt don’t mind doing the same old thing year after year. And who could blame them when their routine for the last seven years has been spending their summers in Annapolis and their winters in the Bahamas.
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“We leave the Chesapeake no later than October 1 and then land in Georgetown in the Exumas in time for Christmas. We stay there until spring and make sure we’re back in Annapolis by May.” Their boat is an Island Packet 38 called Nice ‘N’ Easy that circumnavigated with its former owner. Bill jokes that they have courtesy flags from all over the world on board but they’ve only used one. “We got to the Bahamas and just fell in love. We’ve been to the Caribbean by plane, so we knew the Bahamas was right for us.” Sue adds, “We like being a part of the same community every year. We volunteer in town; I volunteer at the school. Bill has a bridge group. It’s like being here in Eastport.” When they are here on the Bay, the Schadts keep their boat docked outside their Eastport condo and live on land. Sue works the summers at West Marine while Bill works on the boat. Sue says she loves this time of year because you can feel the buzz as boats start to come to the Bay, and everyone is getting ready to head
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“It’s about the destination not the journey,” Sue answers. “But each year we find something new. There is always a bright spot.” The lifestyle cruisers are all about the journey. But, they are more difficult to pin down, because this time of year everyone is out to circle the globe and only time will tell who makes meandering under sail a way of life and who will high tail it back to the Bay after a winter in south Florida. Local Chesapeake celebrities, the Crafton family, spent seven years circumnavigating with their three kids. And there are folks from the Bay still out there plying the seven seas. It takes a magic alchemy of determination, finances, circumstances, and chutzpah to make the cruising dream a reality. And whether you’re in it for the journey, the destination, the community, the adventure, or the lifestyle, as long as you cast off and head for the horizon, you’re doing it. About the Author: Cindy Wallach has lived aboard for 12 years, currently on a St. Francis 44 catamaran on Back Creek in Annapolis with her husband and six-year-old son. Click to Cindy’s blog at zachaboard.blogspot.com.
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From Daysailor to Old Salt:
Circumnavigating the DelMarVa Peninsula by Chris Charbonneau
or those looking to go from being ly stated, “It was time.” With both kids out advantage of AYS’s Post Delivery Supa brackish sailor to an old salt, one of college and two dogs tired of being left port program by bringing Fred Wagner need not look any further than cirat home when John and Denise were on aboard to become familiar with managing cumnavigating the DelMarVa Peninsula. the Bay, the McLinns crossed an item off their own island. Their first lesson; lose the Making the full clockwise passage will test their bucket list and bought a boat. electronics and navigate home. Wagner even the most seasoned skippers. Best of When Annapolis Yacht Sales (AYS) de- spent several days going over the various all, it’s right here in your backyard. livered John and Denise’s Beneteau 43, the systems, safety precautions, and best pracFor a lot of Bay sailors, stepping out of Sloop John Dee, (their personalized take of tices aboard their new boat and built their their comfort confidence for zone means the DelMarVa “Head out into the great Atlantic and take a moment heading north challenge. instead of their Circumto admire the night sky and the plethora of stars while normal southerly navigating the you leave all the beach towns to your starboard side.” route or finding DelMarVa offers a nice spot to all of the chaldrop a hook for lenges of sailing an overnight off the Wye River. For others, the Beach Boys song) this past April, they and navigating without having to deal with it means navigating the traffic and moorstarted to plan their adventures. They beall of them at once. Making the passage as ing balls to narcissistically make the turn came members of the Beneteau BOLD a part of a flotilla is ideal since in Annapolis’s Ego Alley. Any of these can group and help is never far away, and be a lot of fun and even a everyone checks on each other. bit of a challenge, John and Denise thought it but none of them was appropriate to have Mike add up to anything and Amy aboard for their greater than a mild maiden voyage to help with excursion that only the night watches. After all, tests a couple of they knew they were good boat handling skills crew. and rules of the road If you don’t have a boat knowledge. or are interested in more of When John and an academic setting, many Denise McLinn, who sailing schools offer the hail from Northern same eight day passage. Virginia and sail out Eric Patterson, a skipper of Herrington Harwith the Maryland School bour South, made their of Sailing and Seamanannual visit to the U.S. ship in Rock Hall, MD, Sailboat Show last year, has made this trip many they came as always just times and says it is a to “look” at boats. They great way to test your sea were perfectly content legs if you have never ther. Their ge to ch at w oto by the evening y Ph jo . 08 en t 20 mooching off of Mike been offshore or done id er hm ys in Octob in-law Bill Sc n in three da his brothertio d ga an vi and Amy Howard’s boat, an overnight passage. na or th The au Va circum d its DelMar belonging to Denise’s The school also uses this voyage for sailors family finishe onneau Kate Charb brother and his wife, planned to join the flotilla to earn their American Sailing Associawhich they had been doing for years. for an eight-day passage around the Deltion’s (106) Advanced Coastal Cruising But there was something different in the MarVa Peninsula in May. The McLinns certification. If you do not have eight days Annapolis air last year. As Denise succinct- knew they needed to prepare and took full to spare, you can always charter a boat with
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a skipper and go non-stop, which could take you less than three days. Starting at the Bay Bridge, the trek around DelMarVa offers many vistas and tests of sailing skills. Heading north to get to the C&D Canal, you will eventually bring down your canvas as the buoys guide you through the windy, narrow channel to the canal. Barge traffic is common. You will want to know when the current will be in your favor as you exit the canal and enter the Delaware River. Expect a rougher ride in the river, and beware of the current, since it can be quite strong during tidal changes. You will know you are leaving the Delaware Bay when you see the definitive line of water as the river meets the ocean. Head out into the great Atlantic and take a moment to admire the night sky and the plethora of stars while you leave all the beach towns to your starboard side. The offshore leg is a test of endurance as each crew member gets used to the watch schedule. Enjoy a cup of coffee and celebrate the dawn as you continue south toward Virginia Beach, round the Southern most tip of Maryland, and head back north into the calm, sheltered waters of the Chesapeake Bay.
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Denise has completed two marathons, but says the Delmarva trip was a true test of endurance. Not everything went smoothly on their trip, but that is part of the challenge and the experience. At this year’s sailboat show, as you wade through the dreamers, ask yourself this: is it time?
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Lions, Tigers, and Bears… Oh My!
ctober means to me one thing: Halloween. Well, make that two things: Halloween and crisp fall breezes for bright clear sailing. I love the thought of full harvest moons, clean starlight nights, and cooler temps. Blankets come out, as do warmer clothes. It’s a time to go sailing whenever you can, because, dare I say, the Bay’s colder months are right around the corner. It’s also Boat Show season; hope to see you there. I’ve been hanging onto this photo from the Singles on Sailboats 2009 Halloween party last year for quite a while. I’m glad it’s time to use it. See what spirited fun our clubs are planning for October. Sail on and often. By October 10, send your 200-word Club Notes, fun photos, Directory updates, and toasted pumpkin seeds to firstname.lastname@example.org. Photo courtesy of Richard Green
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lose to 30 Corinthians Annapolis Fleet members, many with their boats, made the 600-mile trek to Maine for the Corinthians/Little Ship Club Friendship Cruise in early August. The weather was sunshiny fine and comfortably warm, with wind mostly missing and just one doozy day of fog, all stinkin’ day. Ever hear a closeby ferry boat fog horn when you could barely see your bow? Shore events included a nice kick-off dinner at Boothbay Region Boatyard, a lobster feast in Maple Juice Cove, a BBQ par excellence in Tenants Harbor, and a wind-up dinner with cruiser-provided entertainment at Boothbay Region Boatyard. We held four races during the week, mostly in light air. The best an Annapolisbased boat could do was Bev and Marty Halvorsen’s Avalon, placing fifth in Division II. What made this cruise memorable? The camaraderie, the dozens of life-lovin’ Brits, and the human interaction in ports. Everyone was there to enjoy the moment and the spirit, and they did… to the max! Friendships were renewed, and new ones were made. It was, after all, a Friendship Cruise. Alas, the week ended and everyone dispersed, but not without bidding fond adieus to each other until the next cruise (thecorinthians.org). —by Tom Berry
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They’re Not Trading Their Boat Hooks for Rakes Quite Yet
fter a summer full of picnics and cruises, Magothy River SA (MRSA) cruisers and racers are ready for the cool breezes and great sailing days of autumn (above). October 2-3 bring the Fun Festival Cruise to Baltimore. After appetizers onboard on Saturday, we’ll enjoy the delights of the Fells Point Festival. On Sunday, we will share a fabulous brunch with the Chesapeake Bristol Club; they know how to do brunch! The Hallie Rice racing series begins October 3, with two races each Sunday until November 7. Our annual Trophy Party will be at the Gibson Island Boat House October 6 to mark the end of another successful Wednesday evening racing season. Our Membership Meeting at Podickory Point Marina October 7 will feature a pizza buffet and a presentation by Stephen Abel, executive director of the Oyster Recovery Partnership. On October 14, some will take the day off from work to cruise to the start of the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race (magothysailing.com). —by Peggy Poe SpinSheet October 2010 105
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Running the Rivers
he Chesapeake Corinthian Sailing Club (CCSC) has cruised to the Magothy, Choptank, and Wye rivers. On August 28, 36 members met for a picnic at Hammock Island Marina. On that beautiful day, members reviewed new CCSC brochures and calling cards and enjoyed hamburgers, hot dogs, and visiting with good friends. In October, CCSC sailors will cruise to Annapolis and Baltimore (email@example.com). —by Adrian Flynn
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olly Turner (above), commodore of the Universal Sailing Club (USC), and former club commodore Marcus Asante show off the club’s new burgee. In late August, the club held a Beach Bash at Sandy Point State Park near Annapolis. Several members docked their boats in the marina, and everybody enjoyed a cookout (universalsailingclub. org). —by Baxter Smith
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ewish Navy members will rendezvous at the U.S. Sailboat Show in October to feed our boating passion (the bottomless pit of wants and needs). We will share the dreams of bigger boats, pick up new ideas for winter boating projects, and grab a nosh together. Plans are also being finalized for our annual SpeakerLuncheon series held during the off-season. The Jewish Navy is comprised of boaters—from New Hampshire to Florida and all points between—who enjoy boating on the Bay, sharing friendships, and swapping ideas. Our membership is “hamish,” and our discussions cover everything from deep issues relating to world events to pondering what color a smurf would turn if it is gasping for breath. We are serious boaters with a sense of humor (email@example.com). —by Adiva Sotzsky
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fter a sweltering summer, Singles on Sailboats (SOS) (above) looks forward to a busy sailing schedule in October, with cooler temperatures and better breezes. We have the Chili Cookoff Cruise October 2-3, rendezvousing in Aberdeen Creek off the South River. This will be followed by the three-day Columbus Day weekend cruise October 9-11. The primary rendezvous will be at Dividing Creek off the Wye East River Saturday night. The destination for Sunday is skipper’s choice. Day sails are on the agenda for October 6, 16, and 17, and October 23-24 bring the Goose Cruise to the Corsica River. On land, we have an extensive Happy Hour schedule all over the Washington, DC, Metropolitan area for anybody interested in learning more about SOS (singlesonsailboats.org). —by Alex Doyle
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On a lark, Catalina 22 Fleet 10 sailors launch a new tradition of Labor Day fun in Rock Hall, MD.
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n one of her e-mail messages to Catalina 22 Fleet 10 members, Alice Camacci mentioned that we would sail Key Largo to Rock Hall, MD, for Labor Day weekend. This one little comment led six boats from our fleet to sail to the Sailing Emporium in the wake of Hurricane Earl. This made for some exciting sailing for the crews of Energy, Key Largo, Murdhuacha, Shaba, Wanderer III, and Yes II. We met former Fleet 10 captain—Tom Anastasio—there, had a scrumptious evening picnic (above), and then shared stories in the marina’s carriage house. This cruise was so successful, it will probably become an annual event for our fleet (fleet10.org). —by Aldo Camacci
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unter Sailing Association (HSA) members (above) had wonderful weather and great sailing to and from their Labor Day weekend Bahama Mama Raft on the Rhode River. Again this year, Saturday’s fireworks were spectacular! Later in September, we held our annual night sail on the Choptank. The club’s thoughts are already turning toward the fall with the U.S. Sailboat Show in October and our annual Change of Watch Meeting in November (hsa1.org). — by Carl Reitz
hat was one fast summer. In August, Chesapeake Bay Tartan Sailing Club sailors enjoyed our annual Crab Feast. For the first time in 20 years, instead of descending on Mike and Jo Heilman’s home, we met at Bodkin YC for the ever-popular crabs, food, drinks, and chit-chat. The Heilmans received an engraved silver plate from the club in appreciation for their years as host and hostess to our biggest event of the year. October is a busy month. Many classic Tartans will race and party during the Good Old Boat Regatta October 9-10. After the Annapolis Boat Show, Cathy and Peter Kreyling will head out on their Southern Bay Cruise October 12-24. Let them know if you can join them on this, our last scheduled club adventure for 2010 (cbtsc.com). —by Grace Holt
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ineteen members of Sailing Chavurah came from Baltimore all the way down to Solomons to be greeted with high winds from the west and cooler weather as we celebrated Labor Day on the Choptank River. After a visit to Oxford, we rafted up for a tapas party in Dunn Cove (below). Sunday, winds from the south sent us home smiling. We continue to sail around the Bay through October and then will have land activities, including our annual meeting and a Spring Fling before we start sailing again next year (sailingchavurah. com). —by Andrea Landis
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At Last: They Reveal Themselves
uesdays continue to bring more shenanigans from the Choptank Sailing Association (above), in the form of A2H, Rosie-B, and Wampu “port-beaming and bouncing” to Oxford, MD, and then “enjoying an old-fashioned Irish sleigh ride” back to Cambridge in 17-knot winds and several, over-exuberant Choptank “kisses” (gusts); interspersed attempts at looking “legitimate” in six-knots of wind; shiny, boatyard-buffed hulls in “showoff” mode; a “New England style cameo appearance” by Windsong being pushed by Kiwidinock and Serenity; instances when “all-calm broke loose” and “boats panted sideways in tactically equivalent dispositions”; Nomadic being caught in a “time and space warp”; repeated displays of Seascape’s vast repertoire of momentum-gaining lays; and stunningly beautiful, fire-engine, big ball summer sunsets (choptanksa.info).
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ive boats from the Chesapeake 20 Association raced in the West River SC’s three-day regatta, including Contrary, Osprey, Picardy, Resolute, and Spirit. Despite fears about Hurricane Earl, we raced and then towed up to the Severn SA for lunch, and several of us went to APS to buy warmer cloths and some new lines. On Saturday, a major front came through, but we still managed two very short races. On Sunday, conditions could not have been better with winds in the mid-teens. The Chesapeake 20 fleet had a great social hour after the races congratulating Carol McCullough on running a great regatta despite the weather. What a relief to be sailing in 70 and 80 degree weather instead of near triple digit weather we have experienced nearly all summer (chesapeake20.org). —by Ted Weihe
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he Chesapeake Bristol Club (CBC) (right) and Magothy River Sailing Association will head to Baltimore’s Anchorage Marina October 1-3 for the Fells Point Fun Festival, an Orioles game at Camden Yards, and delectable treats at Sunday’s always popular Champagne Brunch by the pool before heading home. On October17, we will celebrate Oktoberfest hosted by long-time members Hunter and Shirley Kennard at their waterfront home overlooking Ridout Creek. The feasting starts at 4 p.m. and includes wursts, red cabbage, potato salad, sauerkraut, and beer topped off with German Black Forest cake. Traditional “oompah-pah” German band music will set the proper atmosphere. Bring an appetizer or side dish to share. For those who sail in, there is plenty of room and good deep water to overnight at anchor off the dock. Both October events, for cruisers and land cruisers alike, show off CBC’s love of fun, food, and festivities (cbclub.info). —by Deb Coons
CBCers at the first Test Your Lifejackets Party at the Providence Community Club Pool August 21. With well-wishers cheering them on, everyone survived the dunking, learned a lot about their gear, and as the photo indicates, had loads of fun in the process. Photo by Mickey Doran
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nder amazing blue skies, 56 (and one-half) members and guests of the West River Sailing Club’s (WRSC) Cruising Fleet cruised to Gibson Island August 28-29 (left). Gibson Island Yacht Squadron dock master, captain Denver Sanner, performed his usual magic in organizing the 23 boats into a display reminiscent of U.S. Sailboat Show. The close quarters encouraged wonderful camaraderie that continued into the late afternoon cocktail party in the boathouse, followed by a buffet dinner at the Gibson Island Club. Sunday morning brought an elaborate potluck breakfast and friendship in the shade of the boathouse. Sail covers came off before departure in hopes of a slight breeze on the Bay for a sail home. Alas, it was not to be, but the weekend remains in the memories of participants as a delightful event. October 9-10 bring the Oktoberfest Cruise to the Rhode River, and October 23-24 feature the Fall Rendezvous in Dividing Creek off the Wye River (westriversc.org). —by Don Mueller
Let’s Move This Inside, Shall We?
he Chesapeake Catalina YC (CCYC) will raft up on Mill Creek off Whitehall Bay October 16-17. We will then move events ashore. We will celebrate CCYC’s 30th anniversary at the Maryland Inn in Annapolis October 9, with “Mr. Catalina Yachts” himself, Frank Butler, and original members from 1980, our CCYC Plank Owners. November 13 brings our Fall Member Meeting at the home of Mike and Marie Yates in Gambrills, MD, during which we will elect officers for 2011 and enjoy the all-important socializing. December 4 will be the annual CCYC Holiday Party hosted by Ray and Jennifer Donahue in Annapolis, during which we will celebrate the holidays and share sea stories (sailccyc. org). —by Michael Davis
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ur cooler weather has brought with it several raft-ups for Club Beneteau Chesapeake Bay members, including 12 vessels and crew that hooked up in Langford Creek the last week of August for food, adult beverages, fun, and lots of stories. Thanks, Al and Sue Nahmias, for hosting this great get-together to close out a very hot summer on what was finally a nice cool weekend. Then onto the hilarious, three-club open/ backward dinghy races in Fairlee Creek on August 18, hosted by the Templetons and Hulchers. The last weekend of September was the Chicks Only Raft-Up in some mysterious location on the Magothy River hosted by Cynthia Pyron. For some reason, these gals put away the burgees and fly undergarments from the halyards. October brings our Boat Show Party October 8 in the shed at Annapolis Yacht Sales, and at the end of the month, Jeff Taylor will host his Halloween raft-up (cb2.org). —by Kevin McKibben
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artan 34 Classic Association members (right) hope for breezes, fair weather, and plenty of food and drinks at the after-race party during the Good Old Boat Races October 9-10. Does it really matter who comes in first? Jürgen Mohrmann continues his oceanic trip from Hamburg to the Chesapeake and then home to Germany. After enjoying the relative peace and quiet of the Canary Islands, he will cross the Atlantic to land in Barbados in December. We will welcome him to our favorite Chessy towns and gunkholes this May. Mohrmann sails Rubicon, Hull #1 of the Tartan 34 Classics. Follow his progress at t34classic.org and chat with sailors from around the United States, Canada, and Europe. —by Grace Holt Tartan 34 Classic, Merry Mary, cruises the Chesapeake with George and Mary Duffie at her helm. As regional captain, George plans get-togethers for local T34C sailors and posts reports on t34classic.org.
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During HHSA’s Women’s Regatta, Kelly Mitchel of Lady Grey enjoys time on the rail. Photo by Rich Griner
embers of the Herrington Harbour Sailing Association (HHSA) (left) are ready to spend much of the next few months on the water. Fall cruises include local and international sailing, with nearly 20 sailors heading to Greece for 10 days on the Mediterranean Sea. Those of us staying behind will have plenty of HHSA racing events and cruises to keep ourselves occupied. Themed cruises include the Tom Cruise (all things Tom: Tom Collins, stuffed Tom-atoes, crab Tom-malley, much Tom-foolery… you get the idea), the Oktoberfest Cruise, the Pirate Cruise, and the annual Halloween Cruise to St. Michaels. Racers from Herring Bay are back from Annapolis Race Week over Labor Day weekend, with several HHSA boats posting admirable results. After the Fall Oxford Race and the race home, we’ll have a few local races, including the 26-mile Marathon race from Herring Bay to Solomons before getting into our Frostbite Series. Lookin’ for a fun place to sail with a great group of people, regardless of the type of boat you sail or whether you race, cruise, or do both? Check out hhsa.org for more information! —by Joe Laun
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uring the Corsica River YC regatta July 24-25 at Conquest Beach County Park, Chesapeake Catboat Association (CCBA) member Ben Heilman and granddaughter on Mestophiles beat Shoveler and Tenacity. With warm days and good wind, members joined the festivities at the Corsica River YC, which included a catered dinner, a local Blue Grass band, and a DJ and dancing. All was perfect until the severe thunderstorm Sunday afternoon as everyone was returning home—it seems to happen every year. During the Great Whitehall Bay Race in Annapolis over Labor Day weekend, nine 14- to 25-foot catboats battled it out over two races that saw strong but fickle winds, lots of powerboat wakes, and some of the best racing we’ve had in some time. After two races, only 11.5 seconds separated the first- and fourthplace boats (a 14-foot Beetle Cat and a 23-foot Menger). A well-attended Potluck at the Providence YC brought together members of all ages; younger members learned what fun a catboat can be. Of course, the youngest was on the winning Beetle Cat and had to pump out the boat, which leaked throughout the race (chesapeakecatboats.org). —by Butler Smythe
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bove, five fly during the New Castle Sailing Club’s (NCSC) annual Separation Day Regatta June 12. First held in 1980, this event is held in conjunction with festivities in Old New Castle, DE, that celebrate Delaware’s declaration of independence from England June 15, 1776. Traditionally a “Thistle-only” regatta, our regatta is open to visiting Thistles, as well as NCSC boats. —by Kathy Leef
embers of the Downtown Sailing Center (DSC) in Baltimore is just on the tails of the Ya’ Gotta Regatta, when we arrived for our anchoring seminar to see blue, pink, and green sails in hot competition off the docks and hear the exciting play by play given by Curt Culbertson, a past director of DSC. Twelve people with disabilities sailed on access dinghies and cruisers, and more than 100 people volunteered and cheered the sailors on. DSC member Ed Duggan won the singles division, and Ryan Wess and his father Tom won the doubles division. Everyone who sailed received a medal. Sandra Wallace, a veteran DSC accessible sailor, received the Accessible Sailor of the Year plaque for outstanding spirit and attitude. Trevor Smith and “captain Hal” taught the next anchoring seminar August 22. After learning the basics of anchoring, we motored off with a dinghy in tow. We stopped just past Ft. McHenry, practiced anchoring with one anchor and then with two, using the assistance of the dinghy. Because of a growing waiting list, we plan to hold more boating seminars ((410) 727-0722). —by Kathleen Hazlehurst Knust
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ctober 2 brings Chesapeake Bay Alberg 30 Association sailors to the Fall Rendezvous at the home of Linda Williams on Whitehall Creek, with Tim Williams as host. The event marks the first day of our Wild Goose Chase. Cruise leaders Mike and Trish Lehman have designed the cruise to visit areas on the western shore of the Bay. We’ll visit the Rhode River for cocktails, the West River for dinner at Pirate’s Cove Restaurant, Harness Creek for a walk through Quiet Waters Park, Lake Ogleton for Soup Night, Maynadier Creek for Pumpkin Night, Burley Creek for crabs at Cantler’s Riverside Inn, and then Eagle’s Nest. Alberg racers will participate in the Good Old Boat Regatta October 9-10 and will host our Canadian sister Alberg fleet at the Potapskut Sailing Association for the International Friendship Race weekend. This is a team event sailed for the Bruce Rankin Memorial Trophy. Harry Gamber will take the fleet to Weems Creek for the Navy/Duke football game at the Navy Stadium and will include dinner at a local pub (joanrolph@ verizon.net). —by Rolph Townshend
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he Eternal Summer Slackers—sponsored by the sailing fleet from Somers Cove YC—lived up to their club expectations by feasting at Linton’s Seafood in Crisfield, MD, at the end of the Labor Day weekend (above). The Slackers inducted four new members and placed one on potential disciplinary action for returning to full-time employment. This event achieved 100 percent attendance, and the Slackers have concluded that their policy of no bylaws, no officers, no dues, and no meetings is the perfect formula for a sailing club. Membership requirements include being a sailor, aspiring to a lifestyle of leisure, and being recognized as worthy by fellow Spinsheet Oct 2010:Spinsheet 10_05 9/13/10 8:09 AM Page 1 Slackers (scyc.info). —by Keith Campbell
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ore than 75 members and guests took part in the Back Creek YC’s annual Lobster Fest August 21 at Wally and Molly Stone’s house overlooking Crab Creek off the South River (right), after canoe races rocked the docks. On Labor Day weekend, 24 boats joined Ed and Claudia Evans at the Miles River YC near St. Michaels for barbecued pork loin and trimmings, visits to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, shopping in town, and dinner at the club. September 18 featured an Octoberfest raftup hosted by Colin and Chris Soucy by St. Helena Island on the Severn River, where beer, lager, and bratwurst were consumed. On September 22, we rafted up for lunch near Galesville, MD; watched the Wednesday night racers; and dined at Pirates Cove Restaurant. October 2 brings our annual Crab Feast at Cindy and Westbrook Murphy’s house on Almshouse Creek off the South River. Otto and Bonnie Hetzel will host the sailboat “breakdown” show October 11 at the Waterfront Marriott to watch exiting sailboats and entering powerboats (gobcyc.com). —by Otto Hetzel Your Winterization Specialists
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Chesapeake Racing Beat Remarkable Racing at CBYRA Annapolis Race Week
Awesome sailing conditions marked Annapolis Race Week September 4 to 6. Photo by Dan Phelps/SpinSheet
Keith Mayes and his Herrington Harbour-based Jubilee team started off the weekend with a bullet and finished second at a memorable Annapolis Race Week September 4 to 6. Photo by Dan Phelps
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ello wind gods? It’s Annapolis calling. Thank you! Sailors who competed in the 2010 edition of Chesapeake Bay YRA (CBYRA) Annapolis Race Week (ARW) September 3 to 6 are still abuzz over the spectacularly windy, sunny conditions and new party venue at City Dock. More than 160 boats competed in the exceptional three-day event off Annapolis over Labor Day weekend. “I don’t think that I have had four consecutive days of sailing in Annapolis that were that good,” says Annapolis pro Terry Hutchinson, who was tactician on Jim Richardson’s winning Farr 30 Barking Mad (Newport, RI). “Hurricane Earl stayed far enough away on Friday that we got in four races, and Saturday, Sunday, and Monday were chamber of commerce conditions.” The 13-boat Farr 30 class was the only one to sail for four days starting on Friday, as the event also counted as its North American Championships. The other 15 classes raced from Saturday through Monday in three racing circles run by PROs Chip Thayer, Mark Murphy, and Bill Adams and one distance course run by PRO Tony Kuppersmith. Annapolis sailor Allan Terhune wowed the 17-boat J/80 class— the largest fleet in the event—by posting seven bullets out of eight races scored and finishing 25 points
CBYRA Annapolis Race Week 2010 Results Beneteau 36.7 1. Stardancer
John and Beverly Blais
3. Team Aegis
Farr 40 1. Endorphin
Kevin S. McNeil
Farr 30 1. Barking Mad
2. turbo duck
Bodo von der Wense
3. Standard Deviation
J/80 1. Allan Terhune, Jr.
2. Emotional Rescue
Dan Wittig (J/World)
3. John White
Jimmy and Mike Praley
Art and Scott Melendres
Catalina 27 1. SLAM Duck
Tom Walsh and John Potvin
3. Lazy Ethel
J/105 1. Rum Puppy
Carl and Scott Gitchell
Chris and Carolyn Groobey
J/35 1. Mr Bill’s Wild Ride
3. Medicine Man
J/24 1. Spaceman Spiff
2. Millenium Falcon
Paul van Ravenswaay
3. Sane Asylum
Bob Rutsch and Mike Costello
2. Big Kahuna
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Sailors’ Thoughts on the Downtown Party Venue
he move to downtown for the regatta venue added a new element that was started at the Melges 24 worlds last year and only expands upon what a great city we live and sail in. How cool was it to look out over the harbor with a southerly blowing over the crowd keeping us cool? Just felt right!” ~ Terry Hutchinson “I think it was great.” ~ Allan Terhune “While the party location might be a great idea for attracting commercial support from the city and non-sailors, it makes no sense for sailors. Nearly all the boats in the regatta are on the Eastport side of the bridge. It’s a hike, there’s limited parking, and sailors shouldn’t be driving anyway if they are imbibing.” ~ Bob Rutsch “It was great! Lots more room and for some reason (better lighting in the tent, being on a brick surface?), the daily and final awards seemed to have more zip.” ~ Fred Caison “Great idea to elevate the public attention to the sport and the town.” ~ David Coleman “Great move. I like the venue, and I like the visibility it brings to sailing and to the event. I look forward to seeing how they can grow it in the future.” ~ Kristen Berry “I think moving the party down town is a no-brainer. The best regattas I attend have a certain feel or flavor to them that makes them special. A regatta in Annapolis should feel like Annapolis.” ~Jeff Jordan
Sailors’ Suggestions for 2011 ARW Offer more variance in drink options. Allow boats to raft up at City Dock for a few hours so that the public can see the race boats. Start and finish races earlier allowing competitors time to get to the party. Begin trophy presentation at 5 p.m. and end it by 6 p.m. at the latest. Have more tables outside the tent, and turn down the music during dinner hour. Improve signage—perhaps “Welcome Racers” around town—and at the tent itself have a big sign that says, “All Are Welcome.” Add a fourth racing circle with some small boat classes such as the J/22, Etchells, or maybe even fleets such as the Thistle or Lightning
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CBYRA Annapolis Race Week 2010 Results PHRF A0
ahead of the second-place team on Emotional Rescue, with a group of J/World Annapolis coaches skippered by Dan Wittig. “The weather was perfect,” says Terhune, who has competed in ARW for three consecutive years. His only suggestion for improving the event is to get the racers back to the docks by 4 or 4:30 p.m., instead of 6 p.m., which made it tough for sailors with families to attend the party. The Emotional Rescue team was pleased with its performance, even if Terhune had such a clear lead over the weekend. Sailing coach Kristen Berry, who has competed
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Picture perfect conditions at Annapolis Race Week 2010. Photo by Dan Phelps/SpinSheet
Jim Richardson (Newport, RI) and tactician Terry Hutchinson (Annapolis) and a crew hiking hard on Barking Mad, the winner of the Farr 30 class at Annapolis Race Week and the Farr 30 North American Championships. Photo by Dan Phelps/SpinSheet
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The 17-boat J/80 class was the largest at ARW, as sailors prepare for J/80 North Americans in Newport, RI, two weeks later. Photo by Dan Phelps/SpinSheet
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in the event for 10 years, says, “We really focused on staying positive and never giving up. Day two was one of the shiftiest racing days I’ve ever sailed in. A tactician’s nightmare. We focused on staying in pressure and staying positive when we were down.” A 20-year veteran of ARW, David Coleman and his crew on the Pearson 30 Flyer Flying Circus performed well in the 13-boat PHRF B class by scoring three first-place and four second-place finishes. He says the regatta was “awesome for breeze, course format, competitiveness of the boats, and the temperature and sun.” To prepare for ARW, Coleman cleaned the hull, bought new sails, tuned the rig, and bought new crew shirts. He says, “The crew has been together for three years and makes virtually no mistakes on the water.” Coleman and the other sailors who commented appreciated the race committee’s (RC) dedication and attention to detail on the race course. He offers a suggestion, following a miscommunication of a course change during the event: “We have become too dependent on VHF radio communication from the RC. Once in sequence and thereafter, all communication should be by horns, flags, and guns... Dependence on the VHF is an over-compensation for folks not knowing the flags, horns, and guns. This is part of the sport we need to return to.” Of the 25 such events he has competed in, J/30 sailor Bob Rutsch says that this one had the best weather. “I’ve sailed on Bebop every Race Week since 1985 except 2003, when I was the CBYRA president and was too busy running the event to sail. It took us until 1991 to finally win our class, and then we had a long dry spell until winning again in 2004, 2007, 2008, and again this year.” ARW wasn’t without its hairy moments for the winning Bebop crew. Rutsch says, “On the first day on the way to the race course, we wanted to practice a few gybes with the kite. After executing the first one successfully, we broached after tripping the pole for the next. We were
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completely sideways, water streaming into the cockpit. Luckily our mast man blew the vang, so we didn’t break the boom. None of the crew were injured.” Fred Caison and his S2 7.9 Defiant team, winners of PHRF CD, had a terrific weekend and posted seven bullets and one second-place score. Caison, who doesn’t remember exactly how many ARW events he has attended but has a T-shirt dating back to 1997, says, “After experiencing some confusion on our spin hoists and take-downs on day one, we all sat down and mapped out the step-by-step chore-
ography for these maneuvers. This really helped, and I was really proud of my crew that we were able to analyze our own performance calmly and effectively.” The Cal 25 class, also scoring this event as its National Championships, was topped by Brian Shenstone’s Draco team from Detroit, MI. The local Upchuck crew run by Jimmy and Mike Praley fell into second place by only one point. For full results and photos, visit cbyra. org/arw. For downloadable photos, visit spinsheet.com.
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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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Light Wind, Strong Spirit: The Boatyard Bar & Grill Regatta for CRAB by Carrie Gentile
fter two consecutive years of being and Annapolis J/World coach and CRAB impeded by uncooperative weather, volunteer Greg Whitesell rounded out the racers in the fourth annual Boatyard crew. “Barry took advantage of the shallow Bar & Grill Regatta to Benefit Chesapeake water on the Eastern Shore and was able to Region Accessible Boating (CRAB) were pull ahead of us,” says Backe. able to cross the starting line August 28 in CRAB’s Freedom 20s are adaptive sailmoderate breezes off Annapolis. The regatta and post-race party at Eastport YC (EYC) raised $20,000 for CRAB, an Annapolis-based non-profit that offers sailing programs to people CRAB’s Freedom 20s are adaptive sailboats that have been designed for mobilitywith disabilities. impaired sailors who use them to race in an “I was overintramural series and in two regattas each joyed with the year. Photo by Dan Phelps/SpinSheet turnout,” says CRAB executive director Don boats that have Backe. “And there was enough wind for been designed everyone to have a good time.” The non-spinnaker, pursuit-style regatta for mobilityimpaired attracted 60 boats, with CRAB’s Freedom sailors who use 20s, skippered by sailors with physical them to race in disabilities, being the first boats off the an intramural starting line. Pursuit starts use a reverse series and in handicap sequence based on PHRF; the two regatfastest entry is the last boat to start. tas each year. Only 13 boats were able to cross the CRAB’s main finish line in the allotted time, as most goal is to get crews fought a strong current as the breeze people with diminished. Jim Allsopp’s Farr 30 Moxie disabilities—physical or developmental— was the first boat to finish, well ahead of out on sailboats. They also work with local the competition. Racers sailed a course of at-risk youth programs and schools, such as government marks, starting and finishing the Maryland School for the Blind. near buoy R2. A nine- to 10-knot northDick Franyo, the owner of the Boatyard easterly breeze ushered the racers to green can 88 near the Eastern Shore, around R90 Bar & Grill and a huge CRAB supporter, joined forces four years ago with CRAB near the Bay Bridge, then back toward volunteer Bridget Shea to create a fun, Hackett’s Point. Many boats had difficulty family-friendly regatta and party to benefit sailing north and found themselves being CRAB. The result was this regatta, which pushed back by the prevalent one- to twodrew over 400 people to the party this year. knot current. According to Shea, she sold close to 450 CRAB racer Barry Considine took first party tickets to sailboat racers and comin his fleet on the Freedom 20 Steamed. munity members who came out to support Although a seasoned sailor, this is his first CRAB at a great party. season racing sailboats. Barry’s wife, Carol,
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“We really received a lot of support in terms of sponsorship, regatta attendance, and individual cash donations. It’s really encouraging,” says Shea, who has volunteered with CRAB for about seven years and poured countless hours into building this event into the terrific success it is. As Shea moves on to new endeavors, CRAB supporters, including SpinSheet, extend sincere thanks for her dedication and volunteer hours. CRAB is actively seeking a regatta chair and volunteers to organize next year’s event. Local band Misspent Youth provided the entertainment, the Boatyard Bar & Grill supplied the food, and Mount Gay Rum and Heineken provided the beverages. Franyo and SpinSheet editor Molly
The Boatyard Bar & Grill Regatta for CRAB welcomes kids of all ages who love to sail. Photo by Dan Phelps/SpinSheet
Winans handed out racing trophies, Ravens tickets, raffle prizes, and Mount Gay hats and other such freebies. Exuberant racers and CRAB supporters danced well past sunset. Find full results at crab-sailing.org. For information about volunteering, email firstname.lastname@example.org. About the Author: When she’s not sailing a Cal 25 or writing for SpinSheet, Annapolis sailor Carrie Gentile is the racing coordinator for CRAB.
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Aunt Jean Wins J/35 National Championships
he Gibson Island YS hosted the J/35 National Championships September 10 to 12 in a variety of conditions, from Friday’s northerlies of 10 to 12 knots of wind to a slow Saturday (“Who could drop their anchors fast enough?”) and a misty Sunday southerly up to 12 knots. “The race committee [run by PRO Terry May] ran the races very well with very little lag time,” says Deb Sagerholm from the winning Aunt Jean crew. “Everything was done with style and class on and off the race course.”
“Mr. Bill’s Wild Ride had been killing us with their new sails. We got sick of it and got new sails,” says Jim Sagerholm. His team beat Mr. Bill by two points in six races scored over the weekend. For more J/35 news, visit j35.org. 1. Aunt Jean 2. Mr. Bill’s Wild Ride 3. Maggie 4. Windependent 5. Falcon/Red Dragon 6. Dakota Girl 7. Eighth Deadly Sin 8. T-Bone 9. Bzing 10. Rebel Yell
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All in the Family at Penguin Internationals
by Paul Hull
n Friday, August 27 during the fourth race of the Penguin Internationals at the Tred Avon YC (TAYC), Gray Benson and I were on the far right of the second beat about two thirds of the way up the course. Bill Lane and Hayley Crowder, who were about six lengths directly behind us, tacked and went further right. The move made no sense at all. We were almost on the lay line, clearly the closest tack to the mark and moving. Bill and Hayley sailed about six lengths on port and tacked back. When the dust cleared, they rounded the mark well ahead of us and just behind eventual winners Charlie Krafft and Donna Mackenzie. Experience really counted. Bill finished second, and David Cox, who raced with Mariah Leffingwell to fourth place, started sailing Penguins more than 50 years ago at TAYC. They sneaked into the program before they reached the nine-year-old age limit. Krafft also started racing when he was eight and crewed for Penguin ace Len Penso for five years, and eventually his sister Amy became the owner of two of Lenâ€™s boats. There is always more than just one Krafft at these events. The third-place finisher, 19-year-old Bobby Lippincott, sailed smart and fast. He ended up in the middle of almost 150 years of Penguin experience. Perhaps, he
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Penguin sailing runs in families on the Bay. Photo courtesy of Pucky Lippincott
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Kids of all ages competed in the Penguin Internationals at TAYC the weekend of August 27.
owes some of his sailing smarts to mom Pucky, who has achieved her own special brand of Penguin fame. Previous Internationals winners Steve and Erin Lavender from Columbus, OH, were the top family team. Steve is also a standout Thistle sailor. They edged out Annapolis ace Jonathan Bartlett sailing with Porter Kavle and the next family team of Mike and Rachel Hecky. Mike and Rachel were 2008 International Champions. Former St. Mary’s two-time All American, Sara Morgan Watters, with Nicole Bonan, was the top woman sailor and finished just ahead of College of Charleston team member, Alan Campbell, who enlisted dad Tom as crew. Although it was Sara’s first Penguin regatta as skipper, she came up in the Penguin ranks crewing for Bill Lane and David Cox. Clearly she had some familiarity with the boat. Our very own world-famous attorney, Sandy McAllister, raced with 20-year and 364-day old son Max (at something exceeding 100 pounds over the minimum
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weight) to edge out TAYC Jr. Program Director Scott Williamson and longtime crew Aubrey Barringer. Sandy and Max wisely flew to Las Vegas, NV, on Saturday to celebrate Max’s birthday. Thanks to TAYC for their long support of the Penguin Class. Onedesign centerboard chairman Sean Callahan was particularly helpful in organizing the regatta and attending to details, such as the notice of race and sailing instructions. Vice commodore Chris Koch was also very supportive. The race committee was headed up by Dave Pulzone; Doug Firth stepped in to help. Find results at tayc.com or penguinclass.com.
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by Lin McCarthy
t was August 26, 1925, when Bumps, a.k.a. Vernon G. Eberwine, joined humankind and the racing community in Hampton Roads, VA. Legend has it that had he been able to, he would have dragged his bassinet down to the creek and raced it the next day. In a day when only a very few celebrities eventually gain “one name” status, Bumps has had his for most of his life. Everyone knows Bumps, who has successfully campaigned too many boats to count. Until recently, he sailed Sea Star, the J/36 he has passed over to his son David, and currently, he sails his Olson 25, Spray, in the PHRF C fleet. His many sailing friends celebrated him and his 85th birthday last month. The party was set up as part of the Hampton YC Wednesday night races in which Bumps is a regular, and was attended by racers of all shapes and sizes from in town and out of town. Michelle Garn and Graham Field arranged for the Cake and Beer Birthday Soirée. Now, on to number 86!
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BYRA would like to congratulate everyone who participated in the 2010 Annapolis Race Week (ARW). Thank you for your support, and we hope you enjoyed the regatta! Any feedback you have regarding the new venue, the on-the water experience, or other aspects of the event, please send it to office@cbyra. org. We’d like to hear from you! To view photographs of the regatta, visit flickr.com/photos/davedunigan/ sets72157624754857499 or contact Dave directly at: djd3@mindspring. com or (410) 340-4210.
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An Afternoon with Gary Jobson Come join us and interact with Gary and a distinguished panel of guest speakers as they discuss the future of the America’s Cup and what is on the horizon in the sport of sailing. The event will be on Saturday, November 20, at the Jim Muldoon Center, St. Mary’s College, St. Mary’s City, MD. Don’t miss the private reception with Gary at 11 a.m. The general luncheon and panel discussion will follow at noon. If you would like more information, visit CBYRA’s website at cbyra.org. Hope to see you there!
Racing in ARW’s PHRF A1 Division, Stephen Bowes and the crew of Apparition loom over Hero Squad like a big dark shadow (left). Apparition flew into third, Andrew Eyring and his Hero Squad crew shot into second, and Karen Lenkey and the crew of the fish netted first. For more results, visit cbyra. org/arw.
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nyone who heard her sing “The Star Spangled Banner” at the beginning of the Melges 87 APS profile 1 24 World Championships in Annapolis last fall knows who Ashley Love is. The Jersey Shore Do you have a favorite sailing moment native and lifelong sailor is no stranger to singing from this season? solo in front of crowds, nor is it foreign to her to Deciding to buy a 5O5 with my boyfriend, work quietly behind a video camera. Born into a finding one, and promptly buying it. When sailing family, Love started sailing on an E-Scow we were screaming along and trapped out as a baby and moved onto junior sailing in Optis, with the chute up in 18 knots of breeze for Bytes, and Lasers. Although she chose Ultimate the first time, it was everything we were Frisbee over sailing as her sport at the Univerhoping it would be. sity in Richmond, where she was a theater and Photo by Daniel Forster/Rolex Do you have a favorite place on the Bay? English major, she was assistant sailing coach Sailing back to the dock at SSA with the sun setting behind the city. at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY, for an academic year after college starting in 2007. What kind of music are you listening to lately? It was at Hobart that Love started making music videos for the traveling Whatever music I’m editing with. We have a program so you can choose team “just to pump them up. I loved editing and figuring it out,” she says. the exact duration for the video you need and the mood and then alter it to Those videos helped to land her an internship in July 2008 at T2Producyour liking. It’s fantastic! I love using the big orchestra and choir pieces for tions, an Annapolis-based video production company, where she is now a music videos. full-time producer, videographer, and editor. Love’s work has taken her to What television programs do you watch? regattas in Denmark and the British Virgin Islands and all over the United Grey’s Anatomy is one of my guilty pleasures. I watch a ton of movies. I’m States. “A lot of people go to school to do what I do. I’m sure they know always watching the cinematographers’ camera angle and style choices. I more than I do, but I learn by doing,” she says. “Just like sailing, nothing is don’t like going into the movie knowing what it’s about. I love to rewrite the ever the same. There’s always a new assignment, a new angle, and a new endings. way to try something.” Love says that her theater background—which What are your non-sailing passions? included acting, dancing, singing, doing sound work, and directing and writing plays—and a decade of coaching sailing prepared her well for video Anything theater and Ultimate Frisbee. production work. “I know how to tell a story and entertain. I also know Do you have any advice for young racing sailors? where to be on the race course to get the best shots.” The earth is 70-percent water and probably one percent populated, so Among Love’s competitive adventures have been winning a gold for the you have to get out there. Whatever makes you happy, whatever gets your U.S.A. in Beach Ultimate Frisbee in Brazil and sailing in the Women’s Single- heart pumping, whatever floats your boat, just do it. Let the adrenaline in Handed Laser Radial World Championships in Japan, Bytes in Bermuda, now, and give risk a chance on and off the water. 29ers in Finland, Melges 32s in Australia, and 5O5 and Laser racing out of Do you have any sailing goals? Severn SA in Annapolis. I love that sailing is a lifetime sport, and you can’t stop learning. Every time A year ago, Love and a group of eight sailing buddies started the Young I go out, there’s a new opponent, a new condition. I want to learn how to fix Adult Sailing Team (YAST) for 21- to 35-year-old sailors. “We’re the lost things, too. I just did my first delivery from Annapolis to Cape Cod, MA. I’d generation of sailors,” she says. Now at 30 members, the YAST team is trylike to do more overnight sailing and to see the night sky away from land. ing to change that and get more young people on the water to share their What’s in your gear bag? passion for sailing and bring back the fun, doing anything from greased Board shorts, 17-year-old Gill dinghy boots, a T2P hat, and Gill sunglasses. watermelon relays to scavenger hunts.
If you won the lottery, what kind of boat would you buy?
Who are your top sailing mentors and buddies?
I’d want a boat that could take me to those stars. Maybe I’ll find one at the sailboat show!
My dad, Evan Harrell, and Eric Reitinger.
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Oxford Boatyard and Shamrock Marine at Pinehurst Landing Marina are the newest facilities to earn the Maryland Clean Marina Award. Disposing of hazardous materials, recycling liquid waste from engine repairs, implementing emergency response plans, and education and outreach are hot topics of conversation at the now 141 certified Clean Marinas and Clean Marina Partners in Maryland. dnr.state.md.us/boating/cleanmarina
Delight Your Dinghy
Boyd Tomkies says, “We are excited that Annapolis Inflatables is a new service facility for Avon, Bombard, and Zodiac inflatables; is the sole dealer for APS outboards; and is a warranty facility for all West Marine inflatables for the Chesapeake Bay region. And, as of November 2010, we will be the battery replacement center for ACR EPIRBS.” (410) 800-4443, dinghyparts.com
Profurl Takes You to the Next Generation
Need quick sail changes? Profurl’s new NEX Continuous Line Code Zero furler was completely redesigned based on the input of top sailors. The result is a lightweight, flying, sail-furling system that is designed to advance function, safety, and performance beyond the “me” generation. The product features a bright green “I-Connect” sail-attachment system, a “Quick Fit” line-fitting system, a one-screw “Tune and Lock” system, and new S-Grip grooves. It comes in four NEX models for boats from 20 to 60 feet and sail areas up to 1700 square feet. For more details, contact Wichard in Annapolis at (401) 683-5055 or visit wichard-usa.com.
Local Photo Guru Launches Printing Business
Annapolitan Lisa Masson—a professional photographer—recently launched a largeformat, digital printing business at 511 Fourth Street in Eastport. Masson says, “Banners, signage, posters, yacht plans, architectural drawings, as well as archival museum quality prints on photo paper, fine art papers, canvas, and canvas gallery wraps are all available at my new studio. Just in time for the U.S. Sailboat Show, I can print on rolls up to 44-feet wide, with a dozen different archival pigmented inks for a fast, economical, and customized short run.” (410) 990-1777, lisamassonphotography. com
Z-21, Packed with Family Fun
Designed to be affordable for many families, WingZ’s all-new Z-21 features a Dacron Fat Head main sail with full battens, a jib, a high-performance kick-up rudder, retractable/removable dagger boards, four sleeping berths, storage lockers, and a dual axle trailer. If you buy or order a Z-21 by December 31, 2010, WingZ will take $500 off the purchase price. Z-21s are being offered direct to American consumers. To learn more about the Z-21 and other WingZ models, visit wingzsailboats.com.
Switch-a-Roo at Annapolis Maritime Museum
The “head honcho-ships” at the Annapolis Maritime Museum are being restructured as long-time board members leave and others take new jobs. After seven years, L. B. “Buck” Buchanan, the museum’s chairman, is leaving. During his tenure, he oversaw the rebuilding of the museum after it was damaged by Tropical Storm Isabel. Fellow board member Eric Rubin will take over on October 1, and Buchanan will become the chairman emeritus. Vice chairman Keith Drewett is stepping down and will spend more time on his sailboat. Jack Whitelaw, a board member since 2008, will take over for him. For more news, visit amaritime.org.
TheSailingChannel’s New ICW Video for First Timers
“The ICW doesn’t have to be a purgatory; it can be a true pleasure—with the right knowledge.” That’s the main message from ICW expert, noted sailing writer, and charter skipper, Wally Moran. In his new 36-minute video, “Heading South:
First Timers’ Guide to the ICW,” Moran teams with Annapolis-based TheSailingChannel to bring his highly popular ICW seminar to the video screen. As Wally says, “We can all gripe agreeably about the downsides of the Ditch—long turns at the wheel, shoaling, brutal currents, inconsiderate boaters—but rarely, if ever, do you hear the upsides of one of the most fascinating water routes in America.” Filmed on the West River below Annapolis, Moran provides insights into the best stopovers and other cruising must-dos. You can download the video for $12.99 at thesailingchannel.tv.
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BROKERAGE & CLASSIFIED SECTIONS DINGHIES Dyer Dinghy Classic Rowboat 7
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mast & mylar sail; standard rig & sail; Seitech dolly; new bottom cover from Colie Sails; $1,500, contact Briget at 410-263-2132 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cape Dory 28 Flybridge Fast Trawler ‘89. 30 foot l.o.a. Built 1989. five y.o. engine and bowthruster installation. Electronics include autopilot. Low hours, yard maintained. Very clean. Seriously for sale. Asking price reduced to $52,000. Seeking offers. Jerry at (410) 440-9882.
12’ Marisol Skiff ’05 Wooden Boat Magazine’s famous, beautiful, classic, sailing dinghy, paint, varnish, spars, rigging, sail (tanbark dacron), fitted cover & trailer everything like new, plans, Sea Scouts, $6000, Steve Alexander 301-646-0805, stevedalex@msn. com, Steve Nichols, 703-4088247, email@example.com CL-16 ‘83 Family daysailor in good cond. with like-new jib, main, centerboard, & rudder blade. Includes trailer and 2-hp Honda ’07. $3,000 Contact Andy at (410) 533-7844 or SACNHait@comcast.net
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25’ Catalina ‘78 Fiberglass fixed-
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22’ Catalina 22 ‘74 with Trailer
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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 email@example.com or (410)829-3833
Very well maintained and equipped for Bay or Bahamas! $129,000. Annapolis Partnership possible with original owner. For details contact Jack at 410-295-0638 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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22’ Catalina ’78 Swing keel sloop,
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25’ CHEOY LEE 64- beam 7ft. 2 draft - 3 ft. 11- fiberglass hull - teak cabin trunk - all teak trim - sitka spruce spars- jib roller furling-volvo penta md-1 diesel w/electric start. (443)-496-0861.
25’ O’Day ’77 WITH SLIP at Wash-
ington Sailing Marina, fiberglass cruising sloop w/swing keel, good cond., new interior, 9.9-hp Johnson w/electric start, inboard plastic gas tank, new compass, main, jib & genoa in good shape. Sea Scouts, $5950, Ken Kessler, 703569-2330, Skipper1115@gmail. com, or Steve Alexander, 301646-0805, email@example.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) 6850295.
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30’ Cape Dory, Cutter Rig ’80 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for pics.
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 email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Completely refurbished in 2007. New bottom barrier coat, new Imron topsides, self furling head and stay sails. Great blue water cruiser!! $27K email@example.com, (443) 480-1408.
30’ Cape Dory ’81 #175 Cutter
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30’ Catalina ’81 Tall Rig RF, auto-
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30’ Catalina ‘87 Excel. cond., std rig, RF, wheel, depth, speed, wind, dodger, bimini w/bridge, Universal M25 XP dsl, at Worton Creek. Price reduced to $28,500 (215) 518-1354.
BoatShow 2010 Brokerage Offerings 58 Tayana Deck Saloon ’03 Gorgeous Tayana 58 3-stateroom center cockpit yacht. All amenities, including the washer dryer! $695K
Catalina 30 ‘78 Standard rig, tiller,
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28’ Classic Sabre ’73 w/Atomic-4 Good cond. Tiller steering, furling jib. Northern Bay. Best offer. Lee (570) 650-5360.
29’ Bristol 29.9 ‘80 “Kestrel”
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29’ Ericson ‘75 27-hp Yanmar dsl,
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42 Sabre Sloop ’99.................. $259K 45 Dufour 455 ’06 ...................$349K 45 Liberty 458 ’89 ...................$189K 47 Vagabond ’84 ......................$159 47 Catalina 470 ’00 .................$379K 50 Valiant ’02 ..........................$519K 50 Passport ’92....................... $389K 53 Amel ’90 .............................$429K
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30’ Pearson Cruiser/Racer. Very good cond., well loved/cared for; has Atomic dsl to install to replace gas engine. Extras include: Stainless Steel winches, roller fuller, bimini. Call 757-423-1708. $6,980 30’ Pearson ’73 Sailboat For Sale
Located in Deale MD. Boat is in sound condition with a 30-hp engine. Call John with any questions: (540) 220-0294. Asking $6,500
30’ Tartan 30 ’72 Ready to sail with
4 sails and fresh bottom paint. Water tight and very well maintained. Great sailing boat with many extras including Awlgrip® and holding tank. Asking $16,000. Located Middle River. Check out photos & specs at www.boatquest.com boat ID #111655 or call Paul (925) 234-0232.
32’ Bayfield 32C ’87 Beautiful
yacht, Gozzard design, new Harken furler, traveler, running rigging, new genoa and main by N/S, many extras. Deale, MD. (717) 815-1258, email@example.com, http://KoliCutler.com/Helena
First Listing - Catalina 34 ‘98 Furl-
ing main & hdsail, 30-hp dsl, autohelm electronics, AP, Top Cond. Jim Gentry (410) 321-6027, jim. firstname.lastname@example.org
34’ Schock 34PC ’88 Reduced to 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, email@example.com, www.boemarine.com
$19,5K obo. A Nelson/Marek design w/excellent handling characteristics. Shoal draft (4.5’ Hydrokeel). A tri-cabin layout provides the utmost in cruising comfort and style. D: (301) 757-7638, n: (410) 394-0390; email: rudymr@ comcast.net.
33’ Hunter ‘11 SailTime Yacht Ownership Opportunity. Purchase this boat through SailTime and earn income while you sail. Program includes 3 years professional yacht management slip fees insurance expenses and a guaranteed revenue. Stop dreaming & start sailing www.sailtime.com/dreams
35 C&C MK2 ‘74 UK, Furlex, Garmin 3010 CP, B&G wind/speed, Uniden DSC VHF, 3cyl Universal w/ 1000hrs, Maxprop, Lectra-San, Adler Barbour. Well sorted, not a project. Lying in Oxford, MD. $38,000 / 410-253-5739
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
Classic 35’ C & C Mark II. “Air Force” She is in Bristol condition and currently lying in historic Oxford, Maryland. Open check book maintenance plan is obvious by inspection of vessel and her extensive log books. She boasts an inventory of seven sails as well as a reliable Westerbeke diesel auxiliary. Priced to sell quickly at $37,500 Contact owner: 410-641-6979
32’ Beneteau 321 ‘96 27-hp Yan-
mar dsl (520hrs), North sails, roller furling main, electrical windlass, GPS, AP, bimini, winter cover. Avon dinghy, 3.5-hp Nissan. All in excel. cond. Located Annapolis (703) 256-0695.
32’ Catalina 320 ’94 Hull #85, Perfect Bay boat, not raced, new main, lots more. Herrington Harbor South $49,750, (410) 2863966.
33’ Hunter ’05 $79,900 One owner
- not a time share boat! Extremely well-maintained with many upgrades. In mast & jib furling. Yanmar 29-hp, 325 engine hrs. By owner (216) 401-0535. Solomons, MD --
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36' C&C 110 '01: “SpinDoctor” has been professionally maintained with an open checkbook and shows it. She was factory upgraded with the most desirable options and has all the right gear. Excellent performance with triple spreader rig (PHRF 78). Gorgeous cherry interior with two separate staterooms and aft head with separate stall shower. $128,900. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-635-5528
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
33' Beneteau FC10 (#999) with Henderson 30 deck, VARA rudder and updated keel. Recent mast, rod rigging, boom and carbon pole. Dry sailed. $45,000. John White 410-7574819 or email@example.com
Chesapeake 32 ‘64 Partial Restoration Newer standing rig-
ging, roller furler, sails. Westerbeke. Interior removed. Estate sale sold “as is, where is” Norfolk, VA.. $7,700 obo (757) 440-8191 firstname.lastname@example.org
36’ Hunter ‘11 SailTime Yacht Ownership Opportunity. Purchase this boat through SailTime and earn income while you sail. Program includes 3 years professional yacht management slip fees insurance expenses and a guaranteed revenue. Stop dreaming & start sailing www.sailtime.com/dreams
33’ Pearson 10M ’80 Outfitted for Fast Cruising, Windlass, AP, Plotter, New Canvas, Volvo/AutoProp 6.7 Cruise, Balmar, AGM’s, Frigoboat, Quality, Clean, Comfortable, Wonderful Sailing, Turn Key. $31,000. David: email@example.com 410-280-2038
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
37’ Beneteau ‘09 Shoal Keel Classic Mainsail, Mashead Cruising Chute, All Raymarine AutoPilot, C80 Plotter, Sirius, Dinghy & Torqueedo, Heat & AC, $169,000 Call Gary (843) 301-2097 email@example.com, www.boatquest.com #114357
35’ Young Sun Cutter ’83 Perry designed, double ender, Yanmar dsl, radar, Aries vane, watermaker, dodger. Classic bluewater cruiser. Hampton, VA. Asking $65,000. firstname.lastname@example.org, (407) 4886958.
41.1’ Bristol ’81 Aft Cockpit Cen-
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terboard cutter with ’05 Westerbeke dsl. engine. Equipment list is long. In Galesville, asking $130,000. Contact Frank Gary, CPYB 410-703 4017 or email@example.com 37’ Tartan ’76 New Harken furler, SSB, radar, AP, solar, fridge, windlass, ’08 FB mainsail, inverter. Budget cruiser, go now, Sweet sailing S&S design. $33,000, firstname.lastname@example.org (301) 974-2620
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41’ Morgan Classic ‘87 Excellent cond., like new throughout most of boat. GREAT PARTY BOAT w/ huge square center cockpit. Shallow draft & lots of interior space make for great liveaboard. Contact Todd at (410) 212-6149 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
260 Hunter '02 27 Hunter ’79 27 Hunter '84 28.5 Hunter '87 28.5 Hunter ‘87 30 Morgan ’72 30 Hunter '81 30 Hunter ‘86 302 O’Day ‘89 306 Hunter ‘03 32 Gemini ‘91 33-2 Pearson '87 340 Hunter ‘98 340 Hunter ‘99 34 Hallberg Rassy Rasmus '76 35.5 Hunter '90 35.5 Hunter ’87 35.5 Hunter ‘90
41’ Perry ‘81, Schooner Rig Bob
Perry designed full keel classic needs restoration & upgrades, strong hull, deck is wet & needs attention, Perkins 4-108 dsl runs well, 2 profurl furlers, Barlow Winches in good cond., beautiful teak interior. Anchorage in Galesville through October. Asking $21,000 obo, Call Frank at (443) 336-7664. 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
44’ Bristol ’90 Aft Cockpit Fin keel, new blue Awlgrip hull. Pedrick designed fast cruising yacht. In Solomon’s, asking $150,000. Contact Frank Gary, CPYB 410-703 4017 or email@example.com 44’ Mason ’91 Aft Cockpit full keel
beauty with blue hull, great cond, and loaded. In Annapolis, asking $279,000. Contact Frank Gary, CPYB or firstname.lastname@example.org
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40’ Bristol ’82 Aft Cockpit Cen-
terboard sloop w/beautiful blue hull, new Yanmar dsl.. engine. Good equipment list. In Annapolis, asking $82,500. Contact Frank Gary,CPYB 410-703 4017 email@example.com
Centerboard cutter w/blue hull, long equipment list, great maintenance. In Annapolis, asking $197,500. Contact Frank Gary, CPYB 410-703 4017 or firstname.lastname@example.org 45.5 Bristol ’88
45.5’ Bristol ’88 Center Cockpit Centerboard cutter w/blue hull, good equipment list, great interior. In Galesville, asking $237,500. Contact Frank Gary, CPYB 410-703 4017 or email@example.com
47.7’ Bristol ’87 Aft Cockpit Cen-
terboard cutter w/blue hull, long equipment list, nice interior. Solomon’s, asking $249,900. Contact Frank Gary, CPYB 410-703 4017 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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“Simply doing it right!” C hesape a k e Bay SAIL 47’ Russells ‘92 Custom Ketch 46’ Warwick Cardinal ’85 Performance Cruiser 41’ Beneteau ‘00 New Canvas, Electronics BRISTOL! 40’ Fortuna Island Spirit 401 Performance Cruising Cat 40’ Hunter 40.5 ‘97 38’ Hunter 380 ‘99 37’ Hunter 37.5 ‘92 LEGEND One owner beauty! 36’ Catalina 36mkII ‘99 36’ Hunter 356 ‘02 Well equipped cruiser! 36’ Heritage West Indies ‘77 New everything! 36’ C&C 110 ‘05 Carbon spars Epoxy construction! 35’ C&C MK111 ‘85 34’ Hunter 340 ‘01 Loaded 33’ Pearson 33 ’88 Wing great shape! 30’ Sabre ‘80 Shoal Draft 27’ Gulf Pilot house POWER 38’ Fountain ’05 Sport�ish O hour Yanmar diesels! 25’ Chaparral 250 Signature ‘07 loaded!
SOLD SOLD $143,000 $295,000 SOLD SOLD $78,000 $99,000 $95,000 $65,000 $163,000 SOLD $78,000 $47,000 Sale Pending Sale Pending $220,000 $58,900
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30’ William Garden Classic Double Ender in Wood Juno has made
voyages people write books about! Complete master craftsman restoration in 2003. $49,500. Details at www.annapolisyachtsales.com and from Jonathan Hutchings 804436-4484
31’ Island Packet Cutter ’86 A
30’ Sabre 30 MK III ’88 One of the
more than you expect
great cruising yacht that is at home in the Bahamas or the Bay. Shoal 4’ draft goes just about anywhere. Price REDUCED to $47,500. www.adventure-yachts. com or call (410) 626-2851
35’ Island Packet Cutter ‘90 This
yacht is clean & well equipped. A number of upgrades like LED lighting & reverse cycle heat & air improve the function of this quality yacht. Ready for blue water w/SSB communications. Asking $119,900. See pics & specs at 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.
39’ Catalina ’01 The 390 is the 3 cabin version of the popular Catalina 380. Furling genoa & main w/ lines led aft. Heat & Air plus great electronics make her a top of the line yacht. Asking $129,000. See pics and specs at www.adventureyachts.com or call 410-626-2851.
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.
www.annapolisyachtsales.com Beneteau Sailboats in Annapolis!! Beneteau sailboats in Annapolis!! Beneteau 323, 343, 361, 36.7, 411, 423, 43 and 473, all available in Annapolis! Call Dan Nardo, your Beneteau man for any info 410-267-8181 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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43’ Beneteau ‘08 Almost new Bene w/great cruising gear: enclosure, davits, SSB, radar o/b lift on Kato pole, battery management, etc. Seeking quick sale $236,000. Call Jonathan Hutchings (804) 436 4484
32’ Beneteau 321 ‘99 Newest and best equipped 321 on the market. Super clean and equipped with A/P, Reverse Cycle Heat & Air, Chartplotter, and more. Asking $65,900 Call Denise (410)267-8181 or firstname.lastname@example.org
46’ Leopard 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
36’ Beneteau 361 ‘01-’02 Two
57’ Beneteau 57 Center Cockpit ’04
highly successful cruisers available. Shower stall, roller furling mains, well-equipped, ready to get you sailing in style and comfort. Starting at $92K. Call Tim 410-267-8181 or email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
39’ Grand Soleil ‘85 Strong solid
ocean capable cruiser/racer She has been well cared for and is in very nice cond. She can take you and your family to Maine, Bermuda, or south. Recent price reduction makes this boat a great deal for a great boat. $ 72,000, www. bayharborbrokerage.com, (757) 480-1073.
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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36’ Hunter ’05 Super clean, low
use boat, ready to go. My Michelle has all the modern amenities inc: r/f main, electric windlass, aircon, shower stall. See photos at www.annapolisyachtsales.com Call Jonathan 804-436-4484
37’ Tartan 3700 ‘04 Brand new
to the market and in excellent cond. Navy blue hull equipped w/new North sails, radar, chartplotter, heat & air, much more. Call Denise (410)267-8181 or email@example.com
39’ Beneteau ‘02 Extremely clean, • Deltaville, VA 23043 804-776-7575 • • Annapolis, MD 21403 410-267-8181 •
43’ Beneteau ‘10 Roller furling main & genoa, A/C, heat, colored hull. Loaded w/canvas: dodger, bimini, custom cockpit cushions. Asking $269,900. Call Dan at 410-267-8181 or firstname.lastname@example.org
well-equipped with 2-cabin layout. Full canvas, AP, chartplotter, radar, Heat/Air, flat screen TVs, inverter, winter cover & much more… sail away today!!! $149,500 Call Tim (410) 267-8181 or email@example.com
40’ Sabre 402 ‘97 Very nice boat,
lots of toys to take you anywhere. Leisure Street is definitely worth the trip. Amazingly clean & well-equipped boat! $229,000 Call Tim 410- 267-8181 or firstname.lastname@example.org
41’ Wauquiez 41 Pilot Saloon ‘07 JUST REDUCED to $250,000! 2 cabin/2 head blue water sailing vessel. Brand new, never titled, last dealer demo in the country. Retailed at over $400,000. Call 410-267-8181
34’ Catalina ’00 Wing keel, AC,
Raymarine 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.
30' Quest 30 by Holby '96 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. Please contact listing broker - Mike Titgemeyer at 410-703-7986
37’ Beneteau 375 ‘86 Great looking boat w/dark blue hull, new full cockpit enclosure, new white salon cushions ’10, many extras on this good sailing, well equipped Beneteau $73,000 www.bayharborbrokerage.com (757) 480-1073.
38’ Hunter 379 ‘98 New sails ’09,
new electronics ’09, new canvas ’10, private aft cabin, AC, electric halyard winch. This is a super clean boat that is very up to date. You must come have a look. $95,000 www.bayharborbrokerage.com (757) 480-1073.
38’ Hunter 379 ‘98 Excellent cond. New sails 2009, new instruments 2009, new dodger & bimini fall 2010. Private full aft cabin, air, chart plotter, electric halyard winch, AP, walk thru transom. Really clean $95,000 www.bayharborbrokerage.com, (757) 480-1073.
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. Please contact listing broker Mike Titgemeyer at 410-703-7986
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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 - Please contact listing broker - Mike Titgemeyer at 410-703-7986
37’ Tartan 37c ’82 Sweet sailing bay boat, centerboard keel, updated electronics, sails & 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 - Please contact listing broker - Mike Titgemeyer at 410-703-7986
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 Please contact listing broker Mike Titgemeyer at 410-703-7986
PACIFIC SEACRAFTS We are the worldwide leader in used Pacific Seacrafts. 37’: 2 of these American Sailboat Hall of Famers for sale: 1987 asking $100,000; 1991 asking $147,500. Pacific Seacraft 34: 1998 asking $150,000. Pacific Seacraft 31 1989 asking $89,000, Pacific Seacraft 27 1982 asking $54,900 and 20’ Flicka ’94 asking $42,000. Crusader YS (410) 269-0939 www.crusaderyachts.com
41’ Bristol 41.1 Keel Centerboard center cockpit. Ted Hood design. Fully battened mainsail system (2009). Flag Blue Hull. AC. $184,750 Crusader YS (410) 269-0939 www.crusaderyachts.com
Fiberglass gaff-rigged cutter built in Cornwall, England, very similar to a Bristol Channel Cutter. Bronze fittings, old world interior. VHF, GPS, tri-data, inverter. Now $50,000 Eastport Yacht Sales 410-903-1830 www.eastportys. com.
Hunter 326 ‘03 3 cabin layout,
13 lbs Wing Systems.com
Hunter 37.5 ’90 Tri-data, AP, VHF, complete cruising galley w/refrigeration, gel batteries, battery charger, reverse cycle heat & AC, dodger & bimini w/connector, cockpit cushions & more. $73,000 Eastport Yacht Sales 410-9031830 www.eastportys.com Endeavour 40 ’81 Center cockpit,
tri-cabin design for extended blue water cruising w/safety, comfort, and high performance, plus dsl power for maximum economy & dependability. 2006 refit. $89,700 Eastport Yacht Sales 410-9031830 www.eastportys.com
43 Saga – 2 of these breakthrough Bob Perry designs “the original fast passage maker” double headstay rig. 2002 asking $299,000; 2000 with new Yanmar asking $250,000. Crusader YS (410) 269-0939 www.crusaderyachts.com
33’ Nautical ‘00 – Motorsailer. Beautiful condition with fine mahogany joinery. 2 separate staterooms and 2 heads. Espar heat and much more. Crusader YS (410) 269-0939 www.crusaderyachts.com
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Chesapeake Bay Sailing
37 Malö Classic - Cruising World’s “Import of the Year for 2009”. One of Scandinavia's oldest, most experienced yacht builders. Great for serious long distance cruising and living aboard. Urgent sale – sharp price. $349,500 Crusader YS (410) 269-0939 www.crusaderyachts.com
bright & airy & in incredible shape. Corian, Adler-Barbour refrigeration, Raymarine ST60 tri-data, VHF, 1000w inverter, fractional 7/8 rig, fully battened main, Lewmar winches. $74,900 Eastport Yacht Sales 410-903-1830 www.eastportys.com
36' C&C 110 ’04 Blue Hull, shoal draft keel, cruising equipment/sails. Very lightly used. Conveniently located at Port Annapolis asking $149k Please contact listing broker - Mike Titgemeyer at 410-703-7986
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 - Please contact listing broker Mike Titgemeyer at 410-703-7986
Martin Heard Falmouth Cutter 28 ’97
44’ Mason ’89 - Beautifully built by Pacific Asian Industries, (“Ta Shing"). These are the cream of the crop of Asian-built boats. Well found. In excellent condition. $219,000. Crusader YS (410) 269-0939 www.crusaderyachts.com
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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org, www. greatblueyachts.com
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Bristol 32 ‘73 Beautiful! green hull, tan decks, good canvas, dsl, new electronics – a steal at $16,500 Call Tony Tumas cell: (443) 5535046 (day or eve), office: (800) 276-1774 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: email@example.com, www. greatblueyachts.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.greatblueyachts.com
Catalina 34 ‘87 Very clean interi-
or, AC, dinghy, OB, $42,500 Call Tony Tumas cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), office: (800) 2761774 for complete details. Email: email@example.com, www.greatblueyachts.com
35’ Hinterhoeller Niagara 35 ’82 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
35’ Hunter 356 ’03 In Mast Furling,
Air/Heat, C80 plotter/radar, AP, full canvas, refrigeration, freezer, exceptionally clean! $109,900 Call Tony Tumas cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), office: (800) 2761774 for complete details. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, www. greatblueyachts.com
36’ PDQ Capella 36 ’99 Exceptional World Cruiser – Loaded with all the right gear!!! A must see for anyone considering the cruising lifestyle $174,500 Call Tony Tumas cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details. Email: tony@ 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: email@example.com, www. greatblueyachts.com
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40’ Lancer CC ‘84 Excellent live-
aboard, cruise equipped. Price Reduced $49,900.
222 Severn Avenue Building 7, Suite 3C Annapolis, MD 21403 (410) 280-0520
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: firstname.lastname@example.org www. greatblueyachts.com
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.
TIM TROY, MARYLAND: 443-989-8900
42’ Baltic ’77 Very fast, strong,
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
32’ C & C 99 If you are looking for a great opportunity to find a very well cared for C & C 99 than this is your boat. BZing has always been maintained to the highest level by her original owner and it shows. They have invested in all the best sails and cruising gear to make this a functional boat on the race course and cruising the bay! The C & C 99 was designed by Tim Jacket to be a boat that will win on the race course and have an interior that will provide all of the comforts you will expect and your wife will enjoy. BZing has a ton of gear and is the best value on the market today. Please call Ken Comerford at 410991-1511 for appointment or Email at Ken@NorthPointYachtSals.com
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
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
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
36’ J 109 Lioness is a good example of this great design that is perfect for cruising and racing to Bermuda. Owner wants the boat sold quickly and will consider reasonable offers. Call Paul Mikulski direct for any questions at 410-961-5254 or Email at Paul@NorthPointYachtSales.com
27’ Catalina 27 ’87 Tall Rig, Westerbeke, dsl, RF, wheel, $14,900 www.lippincottmarine.com, (410) 827-9300. 30’ Ranger ‘77 Univ. dsl 25-hp, RF, dodger, bimini www.lippincottmarine.com, (410) 827-9300. 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.
J/105 ’01 Out of the box top of the fleet. Varmint is a perennial leader in Fleet 3. Her inventory list includes 2009 &10 sails. 08/2010 bottom, 09 Garmin GPS/CP, new main cover, tiller conversion, dodger, stereo, comfort group and systems group options. Offered at $90,500 Contact David at (410) 280-2038 or David@Northpointyachtsales.com Several other J/105s available including cruise equipped shoal draft models. Call for details. (410) 280-2038.
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 Rick@NorthPointYachtSales.com
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2007 Wauquiez 41PS Reduced to $250,000
1981 Pan Oceanic 43 $85,000
’02 ‘03 Beneteau 393 3 from $139,000
1999 Beneteau 321 $65,900
2010 Beneteau 43 $269,900
2007 Beneteau 49 $399,000
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 Beneteau 331 $99,000
2004 Catalina 350 $138,500
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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New Dealer for Annapolis “I” Dock at the Show Crusader Yacht Sales is proud to be a dealer for Tartan C&C Yachts. Tartan’s new management has combined the strengths of extremely talented and experienced artisans and designers with a new group of well respected dealers in the country.
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www.nortonyachts.com 36’ J 110 Every once in a while you will find boats like Amneris! She is a 10! This J 110 is a fine example of this sought after 36ft performance cruiser that is set up to cruise in style and race if you want with the fellas. Amneris has been well maintained and upgraded by the current owner including stunning vivid red Awlgrip in 2004, North Marathon 3DL sail inventory and new canvas in 2005. Easily moved in light air, this is the ideal boat for cruising and racing the Chesapeake. Please Call Ken Comerford @ 410-991-1511 or Email at Ken@NorthPointYachtsales.com for an appointment or to learn more about this special boat
38’ Hunter ’06 Bronze 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. email@example.com 410-961-5254 direct.
37 B&C ’05 Grand Soleil. Win races in style. Extra tall rig and deep keel make this Grand Soleil an outstanding performer in PHRF and IRC. ORC cat 1 certified. She has a beautiful Italian crafted teak interior with full cursing amenities. You won’t find a nicer dual purpose yacht. $269,000 Contact David at 410-280-2038 or David@Northpointyachtsales.com
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!
Cape Fear 38 ’02 Major Price Reduction Owner says sell… A winning race record & a comfortable cruising interior. Shoal draft with A-kites make this an easy boat to have fun with. Offered at $155,000. Contact David at (410) 280-2038 or David@NorthPointYachtSales.com
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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.
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. $156,000 Norton Yacht Sales (804) 776-9211, www.nortonyachts.com
Hunter 460 ’01 Sweet N’ Slow is a
42’ J 42 J 42, 2 to choose from! The 1998 is full race and cruise and the 2000 is nicely outfitted for great cruising. See both and take your pick, you can’t go wrong. Please Call Paul Mikulski directly to lean more from the J Daddy himself, 410-961-5254 Or Email at Paul@NorthPointYachtSales.com
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 Jeanneau 49 Sun Odyssey ’05
46’ J 46 One of the best equipped and well cared for J/46’s to come on the market. The owner has lightly cruised and her for the past 3 summers but a change in personal plans is forcing a sale. HAYMAKER has everything and more to cruise in comfort. If you are in the market for a truly turnkey boat, then please don’t miss this opportunity. Why wait until Spring 2011 for a new boat with a replacement price of over $780,000? Please contact Paul Mikulski at 410-961-5254 or more information and to arrange for a personal inspection.
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 Rick@NorthPointYachtSales.com
This beautiful sailing yacht has everything you will need for long term cruising. Accommodations include 3 double cabins, 2 heads, AC/Heat, refrigerator & freezer, Tridata ST60, E-80 Nav and E-120 helm, AP St6000+. $257,000 Norton Yacht Sales (804) 776-9211, www.nortonyachts.com
30’ J-30 ‘79 15-hp Yanmar dsl, KVH depthsounder, KVH wind instruments, BHF, KVH speed and dist. Logs, Garmin GPS map 440, ’05 Main sail, ’99 Kevlar #3 jib, ’95 Kevlar #3 jib, ’03 Kevlar #2 jib, ’96 Kevlar #1 jib, ’06 Kevlar #1 jib, 1/2oz North spinnaker, ¼oz ’03 spinnaker, 1.5oz spinnaker, . She was built to race and race she does. She is nicely equipped & ready to sail without emptying the bank. Owned by a surveyor she has been priced accordingly, asking $14,000 OBYS 410-226-0100
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33’ Cape Dory Sloop ‘80 Original owner and Chesapeake Bay sailed. A Carl Alberg design that is well known for its Sea Kindliness and traditional good looks. Powered by 30HP Yanmar dsl that was installed new in 2004. Off set double berth forward, nice U-shaped galley, ’02 Main and Genoa, Harken RF, Barient ST winches, Pressure hot water, Dodger, Bimini & more. Asking $35,000 OBYS 410-226-0100
37’ Beneteau Envision ‘83 Ketch 22 Rare center cockpit pilothouse design ketch. One of only a few made, Set up for major cruising, Duel helm stations, 3 cabin layout, 2 heads. Asking: $65,000 call Regent Point marina @804-758-4457 www.regent-point.com 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
40’ Bugeye ‘78 Yanmar dsl engine.
Built in 1978 by John Swain and later restored by her present owner with the advice from John Swain in 1996. Launched in June 1998 in time for the annual Wooden boat Show in St. Michaels, Md. She is a lovely double ended, double masted Ketch rigged vessel w/weekend accommodations. Asking $26,000 OBYS 410-226-0100.
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31’ Cape Dory ‘84 Rebuilt engine
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
like new, new main and Staysail w/ Pro Furl(09), dodger, bimini(09), large enclosed head w/ shower. Classic full keel yacht: Asking:$41,950 Call Regent Point Marina @ 804-758-4457 www.regent-point.com
34’ Pacific Seacraft Crealock ’90 Sound Harbor Great sea going
vessel, radar, chartplotter, AP, Ref. Clean 2 owner boat, many extras, Price Reduced, Asking $95,900 Regent Point Marina (804) 7584457 www.regent-point.com
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.
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34’ Pacific Seacraft ’95 Nice
clean boat with AC, microwave, radar, GPS, SSB, custom features. Ready to go sailing. $109K, (410) 571-2955, www.RogueWaveYachtSales.com
way to go cruising. Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171.
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. 31’ Beneteau First 310 Excellent cond. to go cruising or racing, 1992 offered at $44,900 Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171. ready to sail. $69,900 Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171.
Valiant 42 Cutter ’01 Equipped to cruise with new electronics, 55 hp Westerbeke, Leisurefurl mainsail system, Spectra water maker, diesel heat, excellent ground tackle, sought after queen V layout. 410 571-2955, www.RogueWaveYachtSales.com
cruised, completely equipped, modern performance sailing vessel with 3 private cabins and 2 heads, AC, genset, bow thruster, Elvstrom Sobstad in mast furling mainsail, sugar scoop. $349K 410 571-2955, www.RogueWaveYachtSales.com
Liberty 458 Cutter ‘89 Sought af-
ter3-strm layout w/all the cruising gear in great cond. Take the family and go cruising. Great offering! $189K 410 571-2955, www. RogueWaveYachtSales.com
Passport 50 ’92 Sleek aft cock-
28 Shannon ’78 Tough little blue water boat is 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
27’ Gulf ’81 $5,500 Inexpensive
32’ Catalina ’98 Very clean and
Dufour 455 Grand ’06 Lightly
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Tied 30 foot center cockpit cruiser, double cabins with 6’3” hdrm, 13-hp Yanmar dsl Price Reduced, Asking $16,900 call Regent Point Marina @ 804-758-4457, www.regent-point.com
was Bernie’s own V40 and no one knows her better! Great electronics, lovely interior, AC/ Heat, monitor windvane, and a fresh water boat for the past 6 years! $189K 410 571-2955, www.RogueWaveYachtSales.com
pit Bob Perry design, in absolutely impeccable cond., leisurefurl, new electronics, maintained to the highest standards, she will not disappoint! $379K 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 53’ Amel Super Maramu Ketch ‘99 Truly a world voyager, the Super Maramu is a special offering. Fast & easy to sail, she’s imminently capable & equipped to the max with everything including the water maker, and clothes washer! $429K 410 571-2955, www. RogueWaveYachtSales.com
Catalina ’93 Very clean. $61,900 Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171. 32’
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
Completely equipped for offshore cruising. Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171.
40’ Palmer Johnson ’78 Tradi-
tional ocean racer, ready to go. $40,000 Call Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171.
50’ Costa Mesa ’74 At $47,000
a great ocean cruising boat. Call Sailing Associates (410) 2758171.
Tom Lippincott • Ben Armiger
33’ Pearson ’88 Shoal draft, New Sails! New running rigging, new
sails, below deck AP! Mast out rig inspection 2010...in great shape! $47,000 (410) 639-9380, www. saltyachts.com
34’ Hunter 340 ‘01 Very clean loaded w/extras & upgrades. New Listing call for details. Asking $76,500 (410) 639-9380, www.saltyachts. com
36' Heritage West Indies 36. New Yanmar, new sails, new rigging. Air conditioned! and much more...a gem asking $65,000 (410) 639-9380, www.saltyachts.com
Hunter 356 ’03 $ 109,900 In Mast, Air/Heat, C80 Radar – Clean!!
32’ Hunter ‘89 Brand new Rayma-
36’ Hunter 356 ’02 NEW LISTING! Call for Details ..Very well maintained Great Condition! $95,000 (410) 639-9380, www.saltyachts. com.
rine knot, depth, wind & autopilot! Other updates in ‘07 include Garmin chartplotter and VHF. Portable A/C, bimini and fully battened mainsail. $35,900. Call 800-960TIDE or 800-699-SAIL. Go to www.tidewatermarina.com.
37’ Hunter 37.5 ’92 Fast, roomy and
34’ Catalina ‘06 Literally one of
attractive. ’06-‘07 NEW STANDING RIGGING, NEW INSTRUMENTS, NEW LIFELINES, NEW CANVAS AND MORE! Original owners, professionally maintained. $68,000 Call Ben at (410) 639-9380 www. saltyachts.com
Hunter 450 2000 $ 189,900 Air/Heat, Gen, Bow Thruster, Radar - :Loaded
the last of the successful Catalina 34s built! Lightly used & nicely maintained w/in-mast furling, A/C, anchor windlass, low eng. hrs., dodger, bimini, connector & much more. $119,500. Call 800960-TIDE or 800-699-SAIL. Go to www.tidewatermarina.com.
PDQ 36 1999 $ 174,900
Freedom 30 1987 $ 42,500
Ready To Cruise - Loaded
Air / Heat, Full Canvas, Beautiful
Hunter 45 ’06............. $255,000 Hunter 35.5 1995....... $62,500 Beneteau 40 ’84.............$45,500 Catalina 34 ’87...........$42,500 Hardin 41 ’76............... $42,500 Offshore Cat-Ketch 33 ’87 $29,900 C&C 38 ’85...................$58,500
Bristol 32 ’73............. $16,500
Beneteau First 35 ’84.... $34,900
Hunter 326 ’02...........$75,000
35’ Hunter Legend ‘87 Electron-
40’ Fortuna Island Spirit 401 ‘06 “SIYAYA” Big Roomy Performance Catamaran, Loaded with Gen set, radar, Air and more!... Great Condition! $345,000 (410) 639-9380, www.saltyachts.com
ics must be seen to be believed! Dell computer w/flat screen monitor & wireless keyboard, surround sound system, Raymarine autopilot & instruments, solar panel. Dodger and Plastimo elect windlass both new in ‘06. $44,700. Call 800-699-SAIL or 800-960-TIDE. Go to www.tidewatermarina.com.
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426 Hunter ’03 Nicely maintained
& equipped with in-mast furling, dual zone A/C, custom hardtop bimini w/full enclosure, elect anchor windlass, washer/dryer & more. Only 200+ engine hrs and price recently reduced! $169,500. Call 800-960-TIDE or 800-699-SAIL. Go to www.tidewatermarina.com.
Hunter 376 1996 Yanmar DSL, RF, AP, AC/Gen New listing. $79,500
41' Beneteau 411 '00 Fresh brightwork and completely waxed! low hrs, radar, Air, Recent electronics Bristol cond. $143,000 (410) 639-9380, www.saltyachts.com
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Catalina Tall rig, Westerbeke, DSL, RF, wheel $ 14,900 Seldelmann 30T Yanmar 13hp DSL, RF, shoal $ 14,500 Ranger Univ. Del 25 HP, RF, Dodger, Bimimi $ 25,000 Dufour 3800 Volvo dsl, wheel. Call/OFFERS Hunter 376 Yanmar AC/Gen, NEW LISTING $ 84,500 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 price reduced! $ 49,900
200 Slip Full Service Marina at Kent Narrows Routes 50/301 Exit 42 (410) 827-9300 fax (410) 827-9303
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33' Dragonfly 1000 Trimaran '95 "Triage". Hull #43, folding outriggers, recent sails and rebuilt Volvo 18hp diesel! A very rare offering maintained in "Turn Key condition". In MD. Asking $109,900.00 Photos and details @ www.yachtview.com or call John Kaiser @ 410-923-1400 office or 443-223-7864 cell.
Too Late to Classify Experienced crew (female) eager to head south after the sailboat show and hurricane season. I’m competent crew, easy going, and travel light. Call Lee at 410-6936643 or email leyah.irwin@gmail. com
27’ Catalina ‘73 Great condition. 9.9 4-str. Yamaha w/ electric start.New head, new stereo, solarpanel w/ charger. 6 sails. Tandem-axle trailer incl. $4,300 OBO. (443)254-2867 23’ Farr 727 ‘76 Easy to handle rac-
er. Cruising & racing sets of sails, 2 spinnakers. New halyards, new sheets. 8 hp Nissan incl. $2,600 OBO (443) 254-2867
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Sailboats for Sale: Contender One Design 18. A hot planing sloop of Australian design with sails. Trailer. $1500 1975 Helsen 20 Streaker daysailor. Good to average condition. With Trailer. $1,500 1985 Elor 6.5 meter (21 feet), “Happy Talk” Paul Elvstrom design. Very seaworthy. 11 sails, including 3 spinakers. Newly upholstered. $1,000 1984 Hunter 22 Keel-model. 2 Mains, roller-furling jib, 8 hp electric start Longshaft 4-cycle Tohatsu OB, autohelm. Good condition. $2,000 1976 Catalina 22 “Holy Moses” Swing-keel sloop. 2 sails. Average condition. $1,500 1972 Macgregor 24 Two sails. Stored in barn for 20 years so in good shape. 7 ½ Mercury O/B. Trailer. $1,800. 1970 Cal 25, “Lady Marion” Recent Main, Genoa, Jib. 9.9 hp OMC Yachtwin OB, electric start. Cabin needs clean-up; ready to sail. $700 1984 Macgregor 25 Swing keel. R/F Jenny. New Mercury 9.9 four-cycle OB. Boat is very clean. With trailer. $3,500 1964 Whitby 25, “St. Brendan” Folkboat design, modified by Carl Alberg. 98% prepped for round-the-world voyage. $4,900 1969 Tartan 27, “Snapdragon” Keel/centerboard classic. Atomic Four 30 HP. R/F; main, spinnaker. $7,000. 1972 Columbia 30, “Escape”Clean and good condition. Wheel steering. Bimini. Atomic Four 30 HP. R/F. $8,000. More boats available. Call today for full list.
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week-long charters, leaving from Kent Narrows. Also available certified ASA sail classes. Contact Capt. Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org, www.randrchartersandsailschool.net (570) 690-3645
RumBob Charters Catalina 40, daily, weekly,
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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 email@example.com.
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frostbite and Thurs night races; Currently member Chesapeake Boat Club sailing 105s. Reliable & References. Call Steve (703) 3041934; or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Professional Deliveries (sail or power), charters, sailing instruction - 2 licensed captains available. Call Fred for a quote, 443-254-5490 or e-mail at Fred@ChesapeakeCaptns.US
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
Capt. Paul Foer-USCG Lic’d since 1979, tens
of thousands of miles on East Coast, ICW, coastal, offshore, sail, power up to 85’. , TWI cardholder, certified drug-free, references, M.A degree. Contact: email@example.com or (443) 852-2163.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org Endurance Yacht Deliveries Local and Long dis-
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 email@example.com
HELP WANTED M Yacht Services, in Annapolis, MD is growing
and in need of additional experienced sailboat riggers. As the area’s premier yacht rigging and spar building company, we offer competitive wages and benefits. Please email Richard Krolak @ firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information go to www.myachtservices.net.
Instructors Needed at Local Sailing School - All levels. Must be enthusiastic, pas-
sionate about sailing and able to deal with live toads on occasion. Call Kristy @ 410-269-1594 www.sailingclasses.com
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 email@example.com.
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10% Discount with Mention of this Ad Free Estimates Contact Todd “Gator” Scott
(443) 604-8451 firstname.lastname@example.org
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UsedBoatGear.com Life Raft - Viking 6-man w/Valise Needs re-
certification - $1,400. Honda 2000 generator - $700. Man Overboard Module - MOM 8-A –$400. Fortress FX-23 - $250. ‘Bruce-style’ claw anchor 33 lbs - $80. Boatman’s wire cutters WR14 - $125. 410-263-8733, puffpiece@ verizon.net.
Chesapeake Bay Sailing
Fuel Rescue will remove water, bacterial growth & contaminants from gas or diesel fuel.
Fuel Rescue & Tank Cleaning
With dirty fuel your boat is not dependable, safe or fun! Fuel Rescue will remove water, bacterial growth & contaminants from gas or diesel.
Preventative Maintenance 24-Hour Emergency Service
Modular curtain system for the repair and maintenance of boat bottoms.
MARINE SERVICES COMMANDER DIVE SERVICES
Shaft/Prop cleaning and service Hull inspection/cleaning Search and Recovery
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Mooring Installation & Service Underwater Maintenance & Repair
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Index of Display
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay........44 Anchorage Marina...............................22 Annapolis Accommodations..............128 Annapolis Athletic Club.....................109
Waterfront, water view, water privileged, whatever. Expert handling from search through settlement and all the pesky little details in between. (410) 703-2350 (410) 972-4090 Susan-Nealey.com
Annapolis Bay Charters.......................85 Annapolis Harbor Boat Yard................13 Annapolis Hybrid Marine.....................89 Annapolis Inflatables...........................90 Annapolis Performance Sailing..127,136 Annapolis Sailing Fitness....................53 Annapolis School of Seamanship........39
1 Chester Avenue, Annapolis Located on the Horn Point in the Maritime Republic of Eastport. A remodeled and expanded 1957 bungalow on a nearly ¼ acre wide lot. Unmatched privacy and tranquility. Steps from the beach and public water access. Walk into Historic Downtown Annapolis. Or take a water taxi. All Offers Considered MLS#AA7404402
Marine Engine Sales, Parts & Service 410-263-8370
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Marine Carpet, Upholstery, and Flooring
? u o y s her N Chesapeake Gorgeous waterfront 3-4 BD, 2.5 BA on 7 priv ac. 2 FP, 4 car gar, Fam Rm, den, office $529,000 410-708-1362
Lloyd Keith Mason
Rigging & Metal Fabrication with Mobile Service
Bottom Paint Removal • Gel-Coat Safe Chris Stafford 800-901-4253 www.galeforceblasting.com
Atlantic Spars & Rigging......................94 Atlantis Weathergear.........................123
Baltimore Marine Centers....................66 Bay Shore Marine................................28 Beer, Boats and Ballads......................46 Bermuda Ocean Race.......................125 Beta Marine.........................................94 Blue Water Sailing School...................98 Boatyard Bar & Grill.............................38 Campbell’s Boatyards.......................107
Houseboats to Bass Boats 16 Years Experience
Anne Arundel Co. Farm and Lawn....103
Bacon Sails & Marine Supplies.............4
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Annapolis Yacht Sales...................7,145
Head odor bothers you?
Annapolis Yacht Refinishing..............118
Annapolis 410-268-1570 Herrington Harbour 410-867-7248
122 Severn Ave • Annapolis MD
Canvas Connection.............................66 Cape Fear...........................................84 Casa Rio Marina..................................65 CBYRA..............................................134 CCS Valencer........................................9 CDI......................................................76 Center Dock Marina..........................147 Charleston Sailing School.................100 Ches. Area Professional Captains....118 Chesapeake Boat Works...................107 Chesapeake Light Craft.......................44 Chesapeake Sailing School..............116 Chesapeake Soda Clean..................111
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Coastal Climate Control......................12 Coastal Properties...............................16 Coppercoat USA.................................81 CRAB.........................................116,151 CRAB Boatyard Regatta...................133 Crusader Yacht Sales.......................146 David Virtue.......................................108 Davis’ Pub.........................................128 Defender Industries...........................117
Delaware City Marina........................114
E-mail email@example.com www.chesapeakerigging.com
Custom Rigging • Spars & Welding • Rigging Surveys • Surveys • Climate Controlled Paint Booth
Setting Standards for Safer Boating
Bacon Sails &
• New England Line
West Systems •Sea Dog •MASEpoxy Epoxy West Systems • MAS
Index of Display Advertisers
Diversified Marine................................25 Doctor LED..........................................48
East of Maui........................................69 Eastport Body Works.........................128 Eastport Spar and Rigging..................18 Eastport Yacht Center.........................42 Euro Marine Trading............................24
Sail & Canvas Repair
Offering a full range of sail maintenance services including Non-Agitation cleaning Anti-stain & anti-mildew application New stitching and seam repair Custom made sails and canvas Sunshield & waterproofing application Pickup delivery and storage services
Save the Sails
EYC Boat Show Bash.........................55 Facnor...............................................129 Fair Wind Sailing School................78,86 Fawcett Boat Supplies...............37,70,75 Forespar..............................................93
Great Blue Yachts.............................149 Harken...................................................5
Servicing the Northern Chesapeake Bay 410-939-2869 www.savethesails.com
Your online source for quality pre-owned sails!
Hartge Yacht Harbor...........................97 Hartge Yacht Yard.............................117 Haven Harbour Marina......................115 Heron Harbor.........................................6 Herrington Harbour..............................67 Hinckley Yacht Services....................101 Historic Ships in Baltimore..................40 Horizon Charters.................................23 Hotwire Enterprises.............................89 Hydrovane International Marine Inc....81 IMIS.....................................................50 Inner Harbor EAST Marina................106 Integrity Yacht Sales...........................90
Chesapeake Bay Sailing
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Index of Display Advertisers
SLIPS Year Round Operation
J. Gordon & Co..................................104 J/World..............................................124
FERRY POINT MARINA ON MAGOTHY RIVER
JR Overseas Company.....................113
WINTER STORAGE (wet/dry)
New Custom Sails New & Used Surplus Sails New & Used Roller Furling Systems
700 Mill Creek Rd. • Arnold
KTI Systems......................................103 Landfall Navigation............................159 Latell Sails - Ullman.............................88 319100
Porpoise Sailing Services
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ledo Pizza...........................................45 Leukemia Cup...................................132 Levelift...............................................110
email@example.com • 800.507.0119 www.porpoisesailing.com
M Yacht Services................................77
Mack Boring & Parts Co......................43 Mariner Sailing School......................114 Maritime Solutions/Viking....................26 Martek Davits....................................113 MD Department of Natural Resource..80 Mount Gay.........................................122 Short Walk to: Movie Theatre 17 Restaurants Whole Foods Liquor Store Retail Shops OCT.15 TO MAY 14 Harborplace Aquarium Fells Point Dock in the heart of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor! Little Italy
OFF SEASON MONTHLY RATES
National Sailing Hall of Fame..............59 Nettle Net Boat Pools..........................97 Nilsen Insurance & Financial.............122 NMEA................................................150 North Point Yacht Sales.................27,29 North Sails Chesapeake...................3,65
20Min. From DC Beltway
St. Mary’s Yachting Center
At Herrington Harbour North
Offshore Passage Berths available on Orana
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
North Sails Direct..............................106 Norton’s Sailing School.....................111 Norton’s Yacht Sales.........................141 Ocean Options....................................80
Catamaran Slips Available 40ft & 50ft
Osprey Point Marina and Inn...............35
Baltimore Marine Center
Kevin McGuire 410-675-8888 www.baltimoremarinecenter.com
Pettit Marine Paint..........................2,120
44 catamaran sailing Norfolk to Tortola on Nov 1st. Captain is ASA instructor, USCG captain, RYA Yachtmaster Offshore. Great opportunity to gain offshore experience. $1200 per person. Call Jamie(917) 543 9998.
Dry Storage to 36 feet.
Offshore Swan Sailing Program Real Ocean
Repair Yard DIY or Subs.
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.
North Sails Gear..................................92
Pier 4 Marina.....................................110
(No (No Boat Boat Tax) Tax)
27,000 lb. Fork-Lifts
(Lower (Lower Bay) Bay)
Hampton, VA (757) 850-0466
Potomac Sailmakers...........................64 Pro Valor Charters...............................85 Quantum............................................160
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Index of Display Advertisers continued...
Regent Point Marina..........................119 Rich Company, The...........................100 RogueWave Yacht Brokerage......15,139
Be A Part of The Island
40’-70’ deepwater slips with floating piers in the heart of Solomons Island. Call Solomons Yachting Center today.
Sail Solomons.....................................82 Sailrite Enterprises..............................78 Salt Yacht Brokerage........................141 Samson.............................................131 Scan Marine......................................101 Scandia Marine.................................119
15’ Up to 60’ Deep-Water Slips On the
Magothy. One river north of Annapolis. Easy access to marina by Route 100. North Shore Marina (410) 255-3982.
20’ - 40’ Slips, Pier 4 Marina 301 4th St.,
Eastport, across from Annapolis Yacht Club. Keep your boat where the Hinckley and Sabre dealers keep theirs. Electric, water, & showers. (410) 990-9515. www.pier4annapolis.com
Schaefer..............................................49 Schooner Race Program... after page 80 Schooner Sultana................................45 Selby Bay Sailing Center.....................64 Shipwright Harbour............................118 Singles on Sailboats..........................113 Sparcraft US........................................83 Spotless Stainless...............................88 Strictly Sail Shows...............................21 Stur-Dee Boat......................................88 T2P.TV..............................................124 Tacktick.................................................8 Tidewater Yacht Service Center..........64 Tour Du Port......................................151 UK-Halsey Sailmakers........................11 Up-N-Out.............................................94 US Sailing............................................69
20’-36’ Slips Young’s Boat Yard Inc., Jones Creek, Patapsco River. Deep, protected slips at
SURVEYORS 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.
SURVEYORS 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sailboat Trailers & Cradles
Custom-built & fit
Viking Trailers 724-789-9194
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,
JIM BROWN Cruising to Annapolis in his
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
historic trimaran SCRIMSHAW , See video at www.outrig.org and visit aboard with Jim by calling 804-725-3167 or (at Sailboat Show time) 804-384-7022.
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.
Don’t Pay Annapolis Rates this Winter Winter
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
Hoffman’s Furniture Est. 2003
Custom Hand Crafted Furniture • boat doors • swim platforms • • tables • repairs •
Sailboat Depth Slip 32’ x 12’ Premier position in Back Creek Marina. Water & electricity. No pets. (410) 268-4685.
Vane Brothers.....................................87 Vizada.................................................61 Waterfront News................................130 Watermark Cruises..............................62 WeatherHawk......................................87 Weems and Plath................................42 West Marine........................................41 West River Rigging............................109 White Rocks Marina & Boatyard.........98 Wichard...............................................34 Wing Systems.....................................61 Winch Buddy LLC................................89 Womanship International.....................79 Young’s Boat Yard............................116 Zarcor..................................................86
Chesapeake Bay Sailing
Slip For Sale - Magothy Marina 32’ by 12’2” Fresh docks, onsite fuel, pump-out,
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 Annapolis Nov-Apr. Sheltered berth with power/water close to “The Charthouse” in Eastport. Call (917) 543-9998 for details. 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.
The kids got their game faces on as part of the Summers at City Dock celebration in conjunction with Annapolis Race Week September 4 to 6. Photo by Molly Winans/ SpinSheet
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.J. Simpson was found not guilty of murdering his wife. Saddam Hussein gained 99.96 percent of the votes in Iraq’s presidential elections. Monica Lewinsky was an intern in the White House. Jimmy Buffett
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released “Barometer Soup.” In Annapolis, Marmaduke’s Pub was slinging rum drinks for sailors, as two Annapolis sailors and entrepreneurs, Dave Gendell and Mary Ewenson, were busy handing out the second edition of SpinSheet at
what was then called the Annapolis Sailboat Show. Fifteen years later, the SpinSheet team is still alive and kicking. Come and say hello to us at booth F6 along Ego Alley during the U.S. Sailboat Show. Cover photo by Dave Gendell
2010 Opti Champions
THE WINNER’S CIRCLE 2010 USODA Girls Nationals 1st: Haddon Hughes (Bluemagic/J Sail) 2nd: Elliott Caple (J Sail)
2010 USODA Nationals 1st: 2nd: 3rd: 4th: 8th: 10th:
Nic Muller (J Sail) Richard Schumanns (J Sail) Harry Koeppel (Bluemagic/J Sail) Elliott Caple (J Sail) Jared Gaynes (Bluemagic) Dane Byerly (Bluemagic)
IODA North Americans 5th: 7th:
Wade Waddell (J Sail) Harry Koeppel (Bluemagic/J Sail)
IODA Europeans 10th: Meghan Grapengeter-Rudnick (Bluemagic/J Sail)
“I have used my Bluemagic boat since the Spring of 2008. I find it to be a stiffer, lighter and faster boat than others I have sailed. I am comfortable and confident in it on the water. I have to say, I also like the colors!” Haddon Hughes, Age 13, Houston, TX, 2010 USODA Girls National Champion (above left). As the exclusive retailer for Bluemagic and J Sails, Dinghy Locker is proud to outfit Opti champions around the world. Our mission: to supply boats, parts, gear, clothing, and accessories from the best brands on the water—plus expertise and specialists that are happy to help with all your outfitting needs. Get into Dinghy Locker and get into the winner’s circle!
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