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Editor’s Notebook with Molly Winans

The Sailboat Show: Rated “R”


n the Tuesday following Annapo- among other boats, agrees. “The new word lis’s signature U.S. Sailboat Show starts with ‘R.’ Recovery. We sold boats; on Columbus Day weekend, we had several provisional offers. There people who are not in the sailing busiwas more enthusiasm at this show than ness always ask us if we’re “relieved” it’s over. The Photo by Sara Proctor answer is that we don’t yet have time for relief. Imagine waking with a hangover—in which you are literally and figuratively parched, exhausted, sunburned, and disoriented—and having to snap out of bed pre-dawn and to get back to work immediately and diligently. The show is over; the followup is not. After months of preparation and a week out of the office, we all must rifle through the rubble and refocus on new business. Having five straight days of sunshine I’ve seen three years in a row. People were for the 41st Annapolis show was a joy ready to make buying decisions.” worthy of its own dramatic soundtrack Mike Titgemeyer, a broker for Crusader (John Williams perhaps?) with cymbals, Yachts, explains that they don’t know trumpets, and gongs. Carole Jordan, coexactly how many boats they’ve sold yet, director of J/World Annapolis, says of the “People are shopping, but you don’t know enthusiasm and heavy traffic at her booth, if they’ll buy in a month, three months, “It’s much easier to talk about sailing when or a year.” He explains how in Europe, the weather is spectacular.” Many marine when a boat show may be the only limited industry professionals who spoke with timeframe in which customers may see new SpinSheet used the words “positive,” “enboat models, they have pressure to make thusiastic,” and “much better” to describe immediate decisions. “But we’re in the bigthe 2010 event. gest market here,” he says. “My customers “We were extremely lucky,” says Garth can call me, and I can get them on a boat Hichens of Annapolis Yacht Sales, whose for a test sail within 48 hours… It’s tough Beneteau Sense 50 spinning deftly within to get them to the finish line, from zero to its confined dock area via joystick technol60, in the 45 minutes you have at a show. ogy was a breathtaking spectacle every few It takes time. I will work full on from now hours and the buzz of the show. “We sold through the holidays.” a number of big boats in the 40- to 50-foot Besides selling boats, gear, and gimrange. It was very surprising and pleasing, micks, rubbing elbows with customers and three times better than last year. These business partners is a priority for sailing were people we knew. They’ve been thinkindustry professionals. At his first Sailboat ing about it and came back and bought Show since changing store locations, Steve boats. People see a better future again.” Ripley, owner of Fawcett Boat Supplies, Ken Comerford of North Point Yacht says, “This was one of the best shows we’ve Sales, who was showcasing the new J/111 had in four years. The mood was much bet-

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ter. People were in a better frame of mind. We raffled off a generator, and lots of people we only connect with at shows came into the store.” Kyle Gross, president of Annapolis Performance Sailing, notes the significance of working on business relationships at the show, “When it comes to B to B relationships and partnerships with vendors, this was an outstanding show for us.” This was the first year Lisa Batchelor Frailey and her husband Andy Batchelor had a booth for their sailing school, Sail Solomons. She was quite pleased with the response they had from visitors in their booth, some of them drawn in by an interactive docking model on the table. Captain Frailey also volunteered as a panelist for our Start Sailing Now seminar at the show (Thank you!). As is the case for yacht brokers, sailmakers, gear and electronics vendors, charter companies, and sailing schools (and magazines), Frailey says, “Our job now is to keep people excited about sailing through the winter.” Besides the thrill of meeting our readers and seeing shiny new boats, what we SpinSheet staffers enjoy is finding cool accoutrements for the sailing lifestyle: a 15-pound Wing Systems kayak, Zeko shoes with vents to let water drain (and screens to keep rocks out), the lightweight Areaware folding bike, and Re-Sails dog collars made from recycled Kevlar and mesh. Hard as we tried to keep our credit cards in our pockets as we worked the show, we supported show vendors well with our Chaco flip flops, Helly Hansen shorts, and 50 SPF Tilley raffia hat purchases. The Rs of the 2010 sailboat show may stand for recovery or relief. We’ll take either one.

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n the October issue of SpinSheet, Tim McCabe asked which iPhone weather application Paul Murphy was referring to in his thunderstorm article (August). Weatherbug Elite was the correct site. McCabe recommended Radarscope as his favorite. With the dizzying array of website and smart phone applications available these days, it’s tough to gauge which of them are worthwhile. We did a quick informal poll of SpinSheet friends who sail frequently (some obsessively) about what their go-to websites and apps were. Here is the working list, including one phone number for old school friends such as the Chesapeake Rambler, who claims he wouldn’t know an “app” if it hit him in the face. • Weather Underground— • WeatherBug— • The Weather Channel— • NOAA’s National Data Buoy Center Thomas Point Shoal Light Station— (also at

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hat’s an attorney from Indiana with five kids, a husband, two boats, and a crazy schedule doing working for SpinSheet? “Having fun,” says part-time editor Beth Crabtree. “I took a 15-year breather from practicing law to raise my children. I’ve been a regular SpinSheet reader for years and always enjoyed writing. This job gels with managing a busy household; plus I’ve met many great people, learned about the local marine industry, and honed my journalism, writing, and computer skills.” When she was 10 years old, her parents bought an O’Day daysailer. She says, “My dad read a sailing book, while my family learned by trial and error on a small reservoir. Throughout my teenage years, I really enjoyed sailing with my dad. During high school, I also sailed a small kit boat my uncle had made; and during college, I sailed recreationally as a club sport and crewed for a few regattas. While teaching sailing at a summer camp in Minnesota, I loved taking the girls on a multi-day charter on Lake Superior through the Apostle Islands.”


Yacht Clubs All Askew

n page 86 of the September issue of SpinSheet, you wrote an article about Dave Askew’s summer. In it you referred to the Ugotta Regatta held at the Traverse City YC. As a member of Little Traverse YC (LTYC) in Harbor Springs, MI, we were very disappointed that Traverse City (the name of that club is Grand Traverse YC, 50 miles away) got the credit for our race. I am a program director of LTYC’s sailing school on whose property their crew picture was taken that you printed. We really enjoy our subscription to SpinSheet. I wish we had an area sailing magazine that was at all comparable! Linda Orlow Harbor Springs, MI

“I met my husband at Indiana University, and we’ve lived in Maryland for more than 20 years. We keep a 27-foot Cape Dory and a center-console Mako off the Severn River. I took a chart-reading class at J/World; and my three older kids have taken lessons at Annapolis YC (AYC), Annapolis Sailing School’s Kidship program, and Chesapeake Sailing School. I crewed a few years on a J/22 with J/World’s Thursday night races, and I’ve raced for almost 10 years in AYC’s Wednesday night series on Sounion, a 44.5 First Beneteau. This year, I did my first overnight race to Solomons and have brought my kids out to race, especially my son David.” She adds, “Next season, my two younger kids will probably take a sailing class, and we’ll hopefully have a dinghy, so they can sail solo. I’d also like a J/ World captain to give my family onboard tips on how we can sail the boat better, and I’d like to take a mother-daughter Womanship class.” “There’s nothing like the feeling when you cut the motor, the wind fills the sails, the boat heels, and you hear the waves lapping at the hull,” she explains. And, there’s nothing better than having another talented writer on the SpinSheet team. Thanks, Beth. ~R.C.



n the caption for Drew Mutch’s photo of Monkey Dust on page 13 of the October issue, we listed the boat’s port of call as Baltimore. The owners of the Tripp 33, Craig and Dotty Saunders, are actually longtime Annapolis sailors. Our apologies to the Saunders and crew (right).

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Of Foxes and Flamingos

ohn Norton of Annapolis Harbor Boat Yard (AHBY) expressed his disappointment that in the photo on page 80 of the October issue, we cropped out the fox (above). In the boat show issue in 2009, we made a humorous mistake by calling the Cheoy Lee 36 pictured here Red Fox. The proper name of this beauty the AHBY team restored is Red Lion. Hence, the fox mascot, the remnant of an embarrassing typo which keeps rearing its fuzzy head. Norton’s pet fox got us to thinking… In recent years, we’ve received many photos and stories about sailors—racers in particular—who have acquired mascots with stories. We’ve seen photos of stuffed “killer” rabbits in inflatable PFDs and heard tales about kidnapped duck decoys, a teddy bear run up the mast, and an inflatable flamingo named Marty traveling through an airport. Does your sailing crew have a mascot story? If so, please share it and send along photos to ~M.W.

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hat was missing from HistoryQuest, the Historic Annapolis Foundation’s (HAF) downtown “museum,” which opened quietly at the foot of Main Street in 2006 and remained rather static, were “objects,” according to Heather Ersts, vice president for collections and interpretation. Ersts—a racing sailor whose face has appeared a few times in SpinSheet along with her fellow Molto Bene teammates—is excited to announce the reopening of 99 Main Street as the Historic Annapolis Museum. “It’s more dynamic than HistoryQuest and designed to excite people about Annapolis history.” The first object of interest is the centerpiece in the lobby, a pre-revolutionary model of the Historic District and working waterfront. “People gravitate toward objects like this,” says Ersts. “You can see how many of these buildings are still here.

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We have more original 18th century buildings than any city in the United States.” But she emphasizes that Annapolis’s history did not stop in the 1700s, and the new museum will rotate exhibits and focus on many periods of history. To prove it are cardboard cut-outs of famous people (and the U.S. Naval Academy’s mascot Bill the Goat) from the usual suspects, such as George Washington or Abraham Lincoln, to more modern visitors, such as Amelia Earhart and Michelle Obama. Visitors can learn exactly where each person visited in Annapolis and follow an audio tour of each location and its history. Later in November, the second and third floors of the new museum will open for rotating exhibits. The exhibit on the second floor will be for recent watercolor paintings from a “four seasons” plein air workshop held in the William Paca House

Gardens (186 Prince George Street). On the third floor, the exhibit will feature Anne Catharine Green, the first state female printer in the colonial era. The museum will not focus specifically on sailing or maritime history. “The focus is on historic preservation, the social history of the town, and how vibrant and relevant it is for visitors. It will give people tools to understand the history of Annapolis,” says Ersts. “I’m really excited about the changing exhibits. It gives us an opportunity to excite locals and visitors and focus on a variety of issues, rather than getting stuck in pre-revolutionary history. History really is the root of what makes this town cool.” The Historic Annapolis Museum is free and open to the public at 99 Main Street from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Sailing into the Classroom


by Beth Crabtree

ho says that back-to-school season means it’s time to relegate sailing to the back of our minds? This fall, Annapolis sailor and math teacher Joanne O’Hara Christofel is bringing her passion for sailing into her Crofton Middle School math classes. She’s filled her classroom with sailing gear, gadgets, and accessories. And, she’s incorporated real-life sailing scenarios into her curriculum by creating word problems based on the math of sailing. Christofel’s ideas stemmed from her summer experience working with Anne Arundel County Public School’s Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) program for high school students. As part of the program, the students sailed on several types of boats for hands-on learning about math and physics. Christofel thought it would be great to expose her sixth and seventh grade students to the math principles used by sailors and thereby spur an interest in some of the children to pursue the STEM program. With 20 years of teaching experience, Christofel knows the importance of building a connection with her students by sharing her hobbies with the kids. For example, when Christofel’s J/35 Aunt Jean recently suffered a broken hatch cover, she gave her students an assignment requiring them to determine in square inches the size of a replacement cover. Other assignments have been to calculate weight limits for racing, to determine the area of a sail using the forestay as the hypotenuse, and to plot a race course using coordinates and graphing. Christofel’s classroom décor reflects her passion for the water. She’s recycled plenty of items from her boat and others to decorate the room. “There are old spin-

When Mrs. Christofel’s J/35 hatch cover broke, her middle school math students determined the size of the hatch replacement cover as one of their assignments... Photo by Joanne O’Hara Christofel

nakers with boat numbers covering storage shelves, and the top part of one of our old jibs can be hoisted by an old boat pulley, complete with sheets and halyards. Class decorations include sailing hats, sail ties, an ensign, and a J/35 North American Regatta pennant. I use a coiled anchor rode as a door stop,” she says. Christofel even has her students in groups with J/35 boat names such as Aunt Jean and Maggie. The nautical theme extends right out into the school hallway. “North Sails donated two jibs to our school to use for projects. One jib was cut up into pennants, and the students in my classes decorated them with their learning preferences and their interests. Over 100 colorful pennants are currently hanging in our hallways in school (above). The students greatly enjoyed this project, and the pennants look wonderful.” Christofel adds, “All of this is to encourage students to learn the science and math of sailing.” It seems her methods are well received; during back-to-school night, several parents commented that they enjoy hearing from their kids about Christofel’s “sail into math” initiative.

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Give the Gift of Sailing


f you have a sailor or would-be sailor in your life who dreams of sailing in Annapolis, here’s a chance to buy a reasonably priced holiday gift for him or her. Annapolis Community Boating (ACB), a non-profit organization devoted to making sailing and boating accessible and affordable for all, is offering this 18-inch tall by 24-inch wide glossy Annapolis sailing poster for $25. The shot, captured by SpinSheet photographer Al Schreitmueller, shows a full view up Main Street Annapolis, St. Anne’s Church, Maryland’s Historic State House, and ACB partner National Sailing Hall of Fame’s loaned Sandbagger Bear under full sail in the foreground. All proceeds from poster sales will benefit ACB programs, which include FreeSails for individuals and families; youth summer camps for a wide range of sailing, kayaking, motorboating, and safety skills; and Monday night recreational sailing evenings, among others. Find a poster at Fastframe at 505 S. Cherry Grove Ave. in Annapolis or e-mail ($6.50 for shipping). For more holiday gifts for sailors,turn to page 50.

Urbanna Oyster Festival—Celebrate the Bivalve!


he 53rd annual Urbanna Oyster Festival will rock the small town of Urbanna, VA, on Friday, November 5, and Saturday, November 6. Organizers expect upwards of 75,000 people to enjoy oysters prepared every way imaginable: raw, smoked, fried, frittered, stewed, steamed, and baked. This lighthearted twoday event envelopes the town as the streets are closed to cars, while oyster lovers enjoy lively parades, great entertainment, exciting contests, yummy food, wine tasting, and much more. Pam Simon, event coordinator, describes what’s new for 2010: “Down at the waterfront, there’ll be a new Pocahontas’ People, Past and Present Powhatan Indian Village. In the wine tasting area, local Virginia wineries will be pairing wines with oysters provided by the Rappahannock River Oyster Company.” The fun kicks off on Friday morning with street sales, children’s rides, clowns, games, arts and crafts, entertainment stages with live music, and delicious food. At 4 p.m., see the crowning of the festival queen and her court as well as Little Miss Spat. Friday at 7 p.m. is the Fireman’s Parade

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featuring more than 80 old and new fire trucks. It’s followed by the Fireman’s Dance held behind the firehouse. The dance runs until midnight and features live music. Expect to pay a $5 cover charge; attendees must be age 21 or older. On Saturday, the fun and food continue. The children’s corner will present a live puppet show and balloon art. An oystershucking contest begins at 11 a.m. behind the firehouse. Contestants are judged on speed and presentation, and the winner goes on to the National Championship in St. Mary’s, MD. The big parade begins at 2 p.m. with marching bands, floats, beauty queens, antique cars, Shriners, and local officials. If that’s not enough, the weekend also boasts an RV and boat show, and the Brigantine Godspeed will be in the harbor. Known state-wide for its oyster festival, Urbanna lies on the banks of the Rappahannock River about 60 miles east of Richmond, VA. It was created in the 17th century by the British to establish a custom house for the tobacco trade. By the 1940s and 1950s, the oyster had become the foundation of the local economy. In 1957, residents began an annual festival to draw

attention to the importance of the oyster to the town’s heritage and local economy. To reach Urbanna by boat, travel up the Rappahannock to the Port of Urbanna where you will find a modern dock and marina on Urbanna Creek. Drop anchor and make use of the town dinghy dock. If you come by car, park on the east or west side of town for $10 Friday and $20 Saturday.

75,000 oyster fans are expected at Urbanna’s annual festival November 5 and 6. Photo courtesy of the Southside Sentinel

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att Rutherford is a dreamer. But he’s also a doer, and that’s why I believed him when he told me he was attempting the Northwest Passage alone—and under sail. I first met Rutherford this past spring, drinking Scotch and telling sea stories at the small marina at the bottom of Burnside Street in the Eastport section of Annapolis. Rutherford had just returned home to Annapolis from a double trans-Atlantic on his 32-foot Pearson. He sailed single-handed across the far north Atlantic, reaching England only after he failed to make Iceland when a ferocious gale forced him far to the south. His voyage took him through Northern Europe, down the coast of Africa, and ultimately 200 miles up the Gambia River before returning via the Trade Wind route to the Caribbean and eventually home. His new plan for adventure is far more ambitious and certainly more compelling. Rutherford intends to set out and complete a solo East to West voyage through the Northwest Passage, beginning in the summer os 2011. “The ice won’t melt enough to make the attempt until August,” he says. As if it weren’t challenge enough, he’ll do it in an engineless, 25-foot, Whitby-built folk-boat, donated to him by Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB). “I’ll have to use a sculling oar to get through the light-air days,” he says. When home instead of exploring, Rutherford has spent his time working with CRAB, helping sailors with disabilities get out on the water. The voyage is aimed at raising money for CRAB. He’ll be accepting sponsorship in the form of “money for miles,” and all donations will go straight toward supporting CRAB. Once through the Arctic, Rutherford hopes the voyage will continue. “If the boat and I are still holding up upon arrival in Alaska, we’ll keep going and head for Cape Horn,” he says. His “Grand Idea” is to complete a solo circumnavigation of the Americas, but he remains cautiously optimistic. “The Northwest Passage is the focal point of the trip, and I can’t guarantee that the boat will make it across to Alaska before the winter sets in. But I’m certainly going to do my best to see that it does.” If he makes it all the way back to Annapolis, he’ll be the first person to have ever done so alone. To donate to CRAB, visit Find Rutherford at mrutherford28@hotmail. com.

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Eastport Artists’ Group Returns to Its Maritime Roots

n 2002, when Arts Between the Creeks (ABTC) founder and local liveaboard sailor, Cindy FletcherHolden, showed several of her fellow artists the old McNasby’s Oyster Packing Plant space—now the Annapolis Maritime Museum (AMM)—it was filled from floor to ceiling with old oyster debris, trash, and 100 years of “eau de oyster” aroma. The artists thought Fletcher-Holden was out of her mind and that it would be beyond impossible to show art in that space. The group persevered, and after the artists and museum volunteers hauled, scrubbed, washed, and painted, the first ABTC show was held. It was a successful mix of eclectic, contemporary, and even bizarre art created by artists living in the Eastport neighborhood of Annapolis between the Spa and Back Creeks, hence the group’s name. Hurricane Isabel badly damaged McNasby’s, and for the past few years, the group of local artists has exhibited at a storage shed at the Annapolis YC’s Sailing Center, which they biennially transform into a gallery. Having outgrown the shed, the group will now return to the refurbished McNasby’s building on the AMM campus and will simultaneously fill the historic space along Spa Creek that used to house the Trumpy Yacht Yard (1940s to 1970s) and currently houses Backyard Boats at 222 Severn Avenue. Armed with plywood, stud framing, two-by-fours, cordless drills, clamps, boxes of screws, white wall paint, cold beer, and loud tunes, at the beginning of November, the ABTC artists will transform this gigantic room into a gallery setting that will include large paintings, weird sculptures, odd photography, and a few surprises this time around. The cool factor of this huge shed is over the top,” says FletcherHolden. “We enjoy creating our own space within a space.” The “Tandem” show, held at Backyard Boats and AMM simultaneously (and sponsored by the Boatyard Bar & Grill and Port Tack Liquors), will take place November 5 to 7 (until the 14th at AMM), with a Friday evening opening reception at Backyard Boats and a Sunday afternoon reception at AMM.


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Between Spa and Back Creeks in the Eastport section of Annapolis, you’ll find a group of local artists who enjoy creating funky art gallery spaces in working boatyard sheds. Learn about the next show at Photo by Molly Winans/SpinSheet

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Kids’ Sailing


Brendan Sails Solo by Tom Berry

uly 4, 1994. Independence Day. Freedom. What a day to spread your wings and venture forth into new horizons. Brendan, my nine-year-old son, did just that. A year earlier, he and his older sister, Mariel, had taken sailing lessons together in Annapolis. During “sailing camp,” we lived aboard our 30-foot Friendship sloop, Wenonah

him a moment to change his mind, we rigged the dink, clambered aboard, and set sail down Cockey’s Creek. Brendan minded the tiller with one hand and the sheet with the other, with a determined look on his face, while I stretched out, happily watching a budding master exercise his new-found knowledge. It was a beautiful sunny afternoon with light, disparate winds, perfect for our little venture. Telltales ashore indicated a breeze seeking its way down the creek, while the wind on the water forced its way up the creek. Brendan didn’t notice these subtle differences. He just sailed, tacking when necessary and gybing intentionally and not so intentionally. He sailed into holes and patiently sat out the lulls, until the breeze returned. Once we were back at the dock, I gave Brendan a high five and announced, “Congratulations, Bren. You can take Little Wenonah out by yourself.” He rightfully beamed with pride. “Wanna take her out?” “No, not today, dad,” he assuredly responded. Then came Independence Flash forward a bit… Brendan Day. The dink was still rigged from the day before. (L) puts up with his family. Brendan took his mom and me for a sail in the and had a wonderful adventure. They learned to morning. He wasn’t flawless, but he was confident. sail, each afternoon regaling me with fine yarns of Again, he gave no hint of wanting to solo. youthful experiences. At the end of the first day, A few hours later, I heard the dink rattling in the they excitedly returned to Wenonah and exclaimed water behind me. I turned around to see Brendan that it was terrific fun. “Can we do this again climbing aboard and loosening sheets. “Wanna next year, dad?” (Geez, the Visa bill hasn’t even go for a sail by yourself,” I asked. His nonchalant been printed yet, and they want to come back reply was a simple, confident, “Yeah.” I helped him for two weeks, I thought to myself.) At week’s get the boat ready, and off he went, again in light end, we sailed Wenonah back to our house on the winds, but this time alone. I rushed up to the house, Magothy River. grabbed the video camera, and returned to catch Near the end of the summer, Brendan asked if him sailing down the creek. My wife was right he could sail the dinghy. I told him I’d be happy behind me watching him as only a mother can and to rig it for him, but that I wanted to be with him firing questions to which only a father can respond: when he took it out for the first time. His youth “Is he okay? Is he wearing a lifejacket? Does he reared itself, and he rebelled. He wanted to sail know what he’s doing? Did you tell him how far solo! He wasn’t going to go for a sail. So much out he could go? What if he capsizes? Look, he’s for the sailing lessons, I thought. tacking!” The season ended, and neither child expressed Brendan sailed down the creek. Part of me was much interest in sailing. Over the winter, howfilled with pride. Another part wondered how far ever, they both begged to take lessons again. We he would go. To the totem pole? Around the corner locked in a date and off to “camp” they went in into the river? Five miles to the Bay? To the Cariblate June. They had another great week picking bean? This kid is capable of anything; but stupid, he up more terrific on-the-water skills. ain’t. He sailed to just where anxiety arranged itself On July 3, Brendan said he wanted to sail in his dad’s stomach, then casually tacked about and the dinghy. I gave him the same criteria as the headed for home. Upon arrival, he got a hearty conprevious year. He agreed that I could go along. gratulations and the standard question about how it What a difference a year makes! Without giving was. He gave his usual blasé response, “Goooood.”

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ore than 20 types of dinghies sailed in the second annual Sunfish Challenge and Dinghy Distance Race, held September 25 on the waters of Willoughby Bay. Organizers Jonathan Romero and Jimmy Schools set a 10-mile course down the Elizabeth River with a finish line at the Old Dominion University (ODU) Sailing Center. Out among the Sunfish were Force 5s, Hampton One-Designs, Lasers, Moths, windsurfers, and many others, totaling 83 boats. This year, racers found themselves challenged by an upwind course. Romero says, “The strong winds and waves made for a maddening race down the river against the current, but everyone made it in safely, and no one got hurt. Along the way, several dolphins joined the fleet.”

Regular SpinSheet readers may recall that the Sunfish Challenge encourages sailors to retrieve an old Sunfish or other dinghy, clean off the mold and mildew, patch the sail, and head down to the start line. Last year saw a surprising 30 boats enter the first-ever event, but that pales in comparison to the turnout this year, which was almost triple the number from 2009. Seems everything old is new again, or at least still somewhat seaworthy. Among the participants were Justin Morris and his 14-year-old son Brandon. The duo hit the water with dad on a windsurfer and Brandon on his grandfather’s 1960s era Sunfish. During the race, Brandon’s boat had some open screw holes and a loose wave deflector. With the bow going under water in the chop, the hull took on quite a bit of water. Brandon managed to finish, but was slowed down considerably

by the extra weight. “By the end, other boats were moving by me pretty quickly,” he said. Dad crossed the finish line before his son, but the important part of the day was being on the water together. “The race was a good excuse to spend a lot of time with my son; it was a great father-and-son day,” he said. Bill Smith of Annapolis also brought along his dad, who had sailed the same waters in a wooden Sunfish in the early 1960s. The senior Smith was invited to observe the race from a safety boat. The younger Smith says, “At the starting line, there were tricked-out racing boats, ancient boats, and boats picked up out of the trash, like mine.” Of his experience on the water, Bill says sailing a small boat in such close proximity to big ships was remarkable. “I’ve never been that close to an aircraft carrier. I plan to be back next year, and I’m definitely going to try to encourage some of my friends to race in 2011.” Returning racer Aaron Applegate of Portsmouth, VA, explains how the fleet had to negotiate a tugboat and barge moving through the course at the time of the race. “I wasn’t quite sure how to go around it. I must have picked the wrong way, because I was given clear instructions in the form of four or five horn blasts to get out of the way. I immediately tacked and had no more problems,” he says. After completing the course, racers found carpeted boat ramps and volunteers to help get the boats back on their trailers. A catered lunch of hamburgers, hot dogs, and beer was served at the ODU Sailing Center, with a DJ spinning tunes and live, acoustic guitar music by Bob Linsly. Participants received lots of goodies, including regatta bags, and a raffle was held with more than 30 great prizes, including two brand new Sunfish sails. Jay Boland of Richmond, VA, took first place in the Sunfish Racing Fleet and won the Sunfish Challenge Perpetual Award for taking first in his fleet by the largest margin. Smith placed first in the Sunfish B Fleet, known as the recreational division. For full race results, search “2010 Sunfish Challenge” on the web. Chesapeake Bay Sailing


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Join the Crazy Fun

Build a Lights Parade Display by Pete Chambliss


hy not join the rest of us crazies on a cold, dark, maybe windy, maybe snowy, or maybe even delightful night and hear the cheers from the crowd as you turn around City Dock in Annapolis, the Amphitheater in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, or many of the other festive harbors on the Chesapeake this holiday season. Building a display for your boat is not that difficult, and now is the time to plan and construct your display. Powerboat or sailboat, it does not matter. The planning starts with brainstorming what kind of design you want to have onboard and then figuring out how to make it work. Here are some lessons learned from our 22 years of participating with six different displays on our 34-foot Morgan sloop. Most of them apply equally to sailboats and powerboats.

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Design Layout • Keep in mind that in most cases, the lights display is really only two dimensions. Although, some displays have gone 3-D using the side of the boat plus the deck. • Using a drawing or photo of your boat showing the starboard side (check with the parade organizer to confirm), scale your drawing to the photo. • Divide the display into frames to make construction and assembly easier. The Team t is mostly grunt work, but having a team member with electrical skills is very helpful, especially in figuring out the electrical distribution to the display.


Suspending/Supporting the Display • Sailboats—Use your halyards, boom, and pole lifts to lift the display. If you need more lifting lines, put several blocks on one halyard. Save one halyard for the bosun’s chair! • Powerboats—Display panels can be put on deck and sides supported by two-by-twos or EMT pipe. • Size does not matter, but we found that five-by-eight-foot frames are about the maximum size. • Sailboats can secure frames to the mast by constructing H-shaped brackets out of metal pipe and covering them with carpet to prevent scratches on the mast. Use sail ties to hold the bracket to the mast.

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Frames and Chicken Wire PVC works fairly well in short lengths, but can be flexible and brittle when it is cold. Wooden two-by-twos and twoby-fours are easy to work with and strong. EMT pipe one half inch or larger is easy to work with and light. Stretch 1.5-inch chicken wire over the frames and secure with plastic wire ties. Join frames with wire ties and hose clamps.

Lighting • Lay out your design with tape on the chicken wire and start putting on the lights. • Use paper covered wire ties (available at most grocery stores) to attach lights to the chicken wire. • Spacing is about one light per inch. A decorator’s trick is to step back from the display, turn on the lights, and squint to see if you

have any thin spots. • Three strands of lights can be linked together (we have done four). • Outlet strips or extension cords with multiple outlet heads are very helpful. Power Source f you do not have access to a generator, reserve one as soon as possible at an equipment rental store. A 3000-watt (three KW) should suffice for most displays. Our angel had about 3000 lights and drew about 3500 watts; we used a five-KW unit.


Power Distribution • All those extension cords have to lead somewhere, and that is the distribution box. This can be made up well before the display. You cannot have too many outlets. A 30-amp cord connects the generator

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to the power box. A master switch is very helpful to turn on all the lights at one time. • If you plan on having some sort of animation, a synchronizer can be purchased at Radio Shack or online. Once you get hooked on the fun of brightening the holidays for thousands of people, you will start planning for the next year by just improving the display or maybe creating another. Good luck in your construction! About the Author: Pete Chambliss shared his memorable “Angel” display with Eastport YC and Baltimore Lights Parade lovers for 22 years before “retiring” from parades last year. He’ll be watching the EYC lights show from the static display on his catamaran this year. If you have questions about building a lights display, e-mail

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Schooners Vie in the First Race of the International Fisherman’s Trophy, 1920 Esperanto defeats Delawana and wins the cup and $4000.

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Christmas on the Potomac Gaylord National Resort, National Harbor, MD. Ice sculptures, live entertainment, activities, and breathtaking décor, including a 60-foot suspended glass Christmas tree.

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Diesel Maintenance Seminars Mack Boring & Parts Company, Union, NJ. Eight different three-day basic and hands-on classes.


Caribbean 1500 Start and Race Noon. Rally from Hampton, VA, to Tortola.


Deviled Egg Day? These popular appetizers have been around since ancient Roman times.


Discovery Dredges 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Experience oystering on a working skipjack (Martha Lewis).


Francis Drake Returns to England, Completing the First English Circumnavigation of the Globe, 1580

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Maryland Safe Boating Class Bethesda, MD. Hosted by the Rockville Sail and Power Squadron. (301) 571-4815


General Benjamin Butler—OneTime Owner of the Yacht America—Is Born, 1818 (“Spoons” had a habit of pilfering the silverware of Southern homes in which he stayed); and Henry B. Hyde Is Launched in Bath, ME, 1884


Meet Windsurfer Farrah Hall 7 p.m. Cape St. Claire Beach Clubhouse, Annapolis. Help Hall make it to the Olympics, while enjoying a spaghetti dinner, Hall’s powerful PowerPoint presentation, and a silent auction and raffle. $15 per adult; kids under age 11 admitted for free.


Urbanna Oyster Festival Bivalves, local foods, music, a fireman’s parade, waterfront exhibits, oyster shucking contest, funky novelty items, and one-of-a-kind arts and crafts.


2010 U.S. Power Squadron District 5 Education Conference Rockville (MD) Hilton. (301) 571-4815,


Art Between the Creeks: “Tandem” Annapolis Maritime Museum and Backyard Boats in Annapolis.

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Annapolis Food and Wine Festival

Eastport and Annapolis Tug of War Crack ’o Noon. Second Street in Eastport or City Dock in Annapolis. It’s the 13th running of this contest of wills and skills. This charity event is free and open to the public.

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Open House Point Lookout Lighthouse, Scotland, MD.

OysterFest Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. Bay oysters, live music, great food, family activities, skipjack and buyboat rides, oyster aquaculture and restoration demos, oyster tonging, and cooking demos.


Pirate Encampment Susquehanna Museum, Havre de Grace, MD.


Maryland DNR Boating Safety Course Two Saturdays and one Thursday. Eastport-Annapolis Neck Branch Library. Hosted by Annapolis Sail and Power Squadron. (410) 263-8777;

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Fall Back 2 a.m. Daylight Saving Time ends.

Ladies’ Night 6 to 8 p.m. K&B True Value, Annapolis. Deals, free massages, prizes, gifts, demos, and refreshments. Tell dad to order a pizza and chill.


Thermopylae, a Great Tea Clipper, Leaves London on Her Maiden Voyage, 1868


Build Your Own Dinghy Chesapeake Light Craft, Annapolis. Build an eight- or 11-foot sailing pram and take it home at the end! For more details, including kit prices, visit their website.


Marine Radar Course 8 to 11 a.m. George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. Hosted by Northern Virginia Sail and Power Squadron


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Founder’s Day Havre de Grace (MD) Maritime Museum. Explore Chesapeake heritage with demos and hands-on activities.


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.


Goose Bump Jump! Noon. Betterton Beach, MD. Jump in the Bay to support programs for adults with developmental disabilities. Costumes encouraged.


International Beachcombing Education Conference University of Delaware’s Virden Retreat Center, Lewes, DE.


Waterfowl Festival Easton, MD. Now in its 40th year, the festival features worldclass wildlife paintings, sculptures, carvings, decoys, and photos; a wine tasting event; world championship calling contests; decoy auctions; shooting, retriever, and fly-fishing demos; a sporting clays tournament; kids’ activities; and evening concerts. Free parking and shuttle service.

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Robert Louis Stevenson Is Born, 1850 His most well-known books include Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Second Saturday in Downtown Cambridge  5 to 9 p.m. Gallery openings, receptions, late retail shopping hours with special promotions, great dining at top restaurants, music, and more.


Chili Cook-Off Noon to 3 p.m. Watermen’s Museum, Yorktown, VA. Eat, vote, and enjoy.

Winter Project Spaces Still Available

Wooden Boat Restoration Seminar 10 a.m. Wooden Boat Restoration, LLC, 29723 Morgnec Road, Millington, MD. In conjunction with the Chesapeake Bay chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society. See current projects and enjoy lunch and snacks. Reserve your spot now.


Oyster Roast Reedville Fishermen’s Museum, VA.



Marine Dealer Conference and Expo Orange County Convention Center and Rosen Plaza Hotel, Orlando, FL. The event features an expanded exhibit hall and a one-of-a-kind educational lineup.


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


Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Conference Renaissance Hotel and Conference Center, Portsmouth, VA.


Meet Peter Rees: Creator of “MythBusters” 6 to 8 p.m. Busboys & Poets, Washington, DC. To benefit DC Sail. $50.

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Vasco de Gama Rounds Africa’s Cape of Good Hope and Opens the Passage to India, 1497 The Cape of Good Hope is the legendary home of The Flying Dutchman.


Chesapeake City Pet Parade Noon. Historical Chesapeake City, MD. Holiday hound parade to welcome Santa Claus.


Chesapeake Oyster and Beer Festival Noon to 9 p.m. Fairgrounds, Timonium, MD.

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AYC Frostbite Series 100 boats race out of the Severn River on Sundays off Annapolis.

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EYC Turkey Bowl EYC Leftover Bowl


To Assess Land Taxes Based on a Farmer’s Potential Harvesting, Sejong and His Son, Prince Munjong, Invent First Standardized Rain Gauge, 1441; and Marilyn Monroe Appears as First Playboy Centerfold, 1953


Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights


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Geocaching 101 10 to 11:30 a.m. Caledon State Park, King George, VA.


Cutty Sark, a Tea Clipper, Is Launched, 1869 She was badly damaged by a fire on May 21, 2007, and is being restored and is expected to reopen in 2011 in London, England.


Thanksgiving Day At the time of her famous voyage in 1620, the Mayflower was roughly 12 years old and had been in the business of shipping wine.

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Tree Lighting and Fireworks 6 p.m. National Harbor, MD.


Hearth and Home in Early Maryland Historic St. Mary’s City, MD. Hands-on harvesting activities and demos. $10 per day.


Riverboat Pilot and Author Samuel Langhorne Clemens (aka Mark Twain) Is Born, 1835 That night and the year he died (1910), Halley’s comet blazed across the sky.

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J/35 Mid-Atlantic Championships The last big championship event on the Bay for the season, hosted by West River SC. Chesapeake Bay Sailing

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Christmas on the Beach 1 to 3 p.m. Santa visits North Beach, MD.


Fells Point Old Tyme Christmas Broadway Square, Baltimore. See St. Nick arrive by tugboat, eat breakfast with Santa, listen to carolers, and enjoy decorated stores.


First Official Thanksgiving Is Celebrated Along the James River, 1619 (Captain John Woodlief led 37 newly arrived English colonists to a grassy slope to give thanks for a safe voyage. The place is now known as Berkeley Plantation in Charles City, VA); and Inventor Dr. Robert Adler Is Born, 1913 (He worked for Zenith TV and used ultrasonic technology to develop the first marketable remote control in 1956)


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Breakfast with Santa and His Elves 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rod ’N’ Reel Restaurant, Chesapeake Beach, MD.


Otis Redding Records “(Sittin On) the Dock of the Bay,” 1967 Three days later, he died in a plane crash at age 26. One month later, this song, his biggest hit, was released.

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National Fudge Brownie Day

Christmas in St. Michaels Holiday cheer in the form of town-wide parties, parades, home tours, gingerbread houses, sales, food, shopping, music, choirs, and Santa. Proceeds go to local community organizations.


Old-Fashioned Christmas 5 to 9 p.m. Cambridge, MD. Shopping, live music, carriage rides, Santa’s workshop, and holiday-themed art exhibits.


Santa Swim 9 to 11 a.m. Hyatt Regency-Cambridge, MD. Swim/ plunge (period dress encouraged) to help those less fortunate in our community.


Louis Koch Develops Original Recipe for Sam Adams Boston Lager, 1860


Maritime Christmas Havre de Grace Maritime Musuem. Food tastings, music, demos, and book signings. Get 15 percent discount on museum store items.


The Ship Silverton Begins Laying the First Telephone Cable, 1902 (The cable stretched from San Francisco, CA, to Honolulu, HI); and the Movie “Nineteen Eighty-Four” Is Released, 1984


National Cupcake Day; the Talking Heads Release Psycho Killer, 1977; and the Movie “Young Frankenstein” Is Released, 1974 (Inspired by Marty Feldman’s “walk this way” scene, Steven Tyler wrote Aerosmith’s hit “Walk This Way” the morning after seeing the movie)





Endurance Is Launched, 1912 Sir Ernest Shackleton sailed this three-masted Barquentine, one of the strongest wooden ships built, for the Antarctic on the 1914 Imperial TransAntarctic Expedition. Vienna (MD) Luminaria  6 to 9 p.m. House tours, 1500 luminaries, Santa, museum exhibits, carols, and more.

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New Year’s Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruise 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Baltimore. Dinner, dancing, and drinks to ring in the new year. New Year’s Eve Spectacular  9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Live music, countdown to 2011, and fireworks.

The Movie “Titanic” Is Released, 1997


Rock Hall Crawl Chasin’ the Blues to 2011 6:30 p.m. Rock Hall Firehouse and Harbor Bulkhead, MD. Enjoy the parade of crazy hats, music and dancing, trolley rides, the infamous Rockfish Drop and fireworks at midnight, and breakfast at 1 a.m.

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New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise Washington, DC. Onboard the Spirit of Washington. Dining, dancing, DJ, party favors, and more.

Carly Simon’s, “Let the River Run,” Is Released, 1988 Written for the film “Working Girl,” the song won an Oscar and a Golden Globe.

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First Day of Winter Saints preserve us! Happy Festivus

Christmas Eve Row Hosted by the Mathews Land Conservancy, Mathews, VA.


Waterskiing Santa and His Helpers National Harbor, MD.


Christmas Day Sir Isaac Newton (1642), Clara Barton (1821), Humphrey Bogart (1899), Alice Cooper (1945), Jimmy Buffett (1946), and Sissy Spacek (1949) were all born on this day.

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The Movie “The Wackiest Ship in the Army” Is Released, 1960 Festival of Enormous Changes at the Last Minute

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HYC Gaboon Race Get out your Santa hat and enjoy a winter tradition out of Hampton YC.

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Parades of Lighted Boats in December George Nartsissov addresses attendees August 7, when U.S. Power and Sail Squadrons from Northern Virginia; Rockville, MD; and the Patuxent River hosted a Wounded Warrior Cruise on the Bay for 42 wounded veterans and their friends and families. Toast our veterans everywhere. Photo courtesy of Frank Shults

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where we by Kim Couranz


Winged Wonders

hen it comes to chilly weather here on the Bay, some of our Chesapeake critters are fair weather friends. Think about it: ospreys took off for warmer climes about the time football pre-season games kicked off. Most menhaden were on their way out of the Bay to spend the winter in warmer ocean waters as we were carving Jack O’Lanterns. And as cold weather hits, diamondback terrapins hide themselves in mud banks to hibernate over the winter—their body functions slow down so much that they don’t need to surface to breathe. Some are tough enough to stick it out. Laser frostbite racers, Virginia and Maryland state legislators, and many great blue herons are among those that thrive in winter on the Chesapeake. Oftentimes, Hanna the dog and I will surprise a heron on a quiet winter morning as we visit our street-end beach park. We’ll hear a great rustle, and our eyes will shift to catch the movement of darker grey against the horizon. A few hoarse croaks—as if he’s got a bit of a winter cold—emanate from the startled bird, the largest species of heron in North America. Apparently, we get a little too close, and the heron reminds us that not all is still on the Chesapeake, even on a great early winter too-early morning. Perhaps the best words to describe the great blue heron—Ardea herodias—are “dignified” and “hefty.” These birds—really more bluish-grey—grow to be about four feet tall, with a wingspan topping six feet. Their long legs make it easy for them to wade in shallow waters, creeks, marshes, mudflats, and the occasional roadside ditch. And they sure spend some time in these places looking for food, stalking quietly and then striking with their long beaks. As you might guess, big birds need a lot of nourishment—so about 90 percent of their time awake is spent looking for food. No hanging out on the couch watching television for these birds… they have got to be focused.

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They are not overly picky about what’s on the menu, however. While small fish top the list, they also enjoy some amphibians, reptiles, rodents, insects, and some small birds. With this diet, they are one of the top predators in the Bay. That status affords them some protection, but as with many Bay residents, humans create some challenges. More than a century ago, great blue herons were killed Photo by Gary Reich

“Laser frostbite racers, Virginia and Maryland state legislators, and many great blue herons are among those that thrive in winter on the Chesapeake.” for their feathers, which were used on hats worn by upper-class society. The Lacey Act, which prohibits foreign and interstate trade of feathers, and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, which prohibits the killing of migratory birds (except for regulated hunting of game birds and a few other exceptions), helped resolve that problem.

For the most part, great blue herons are doing well here in Chesapeakeland, but today these herons do face more manmade challenges. Like so many other animals, great blue herons are affected by toxic chemicals that enter the Bay, due to runoff. Loss of habitat, due in large part to development, is also a big threat. Great blue herons like to, well, make more great blue herons here on the Bay, choosing isolated locations to develop rookeries that can include hundreds of nesting pairs. To ensure they are not disturbed by predators or people, they prefer undeveloped islands and woodland swamps. The need for remoteness is important; if they are disturbed frequently, momma and poppa heron may abandon their nests or even their babies. Essentially, if you see a heron on its nest with your naked eye, you could be disturbing them. Move back to where you need a long lens on your camera or binoculars. Besides, you don’t really want to get too close to those baby herons—they may regurgitate over the edge of their homes! Breeding activities start in earnest in early spring, and most eggs are laid in late spring to early summer. While momma heron will usually lay several eggs, generally only one or two herons will survive. The challenge of feeding these rapidly growing herons is a tall challenge indeed, and some of the baby herons will starve. So in the still of winter—or perhaps during a big snowstorm—keep your eyes out for our feathered friends who are here to stick it out over the winter with us. That lone great blue heron winging across the sky with sun low on the horizon—what a treat to remind us that the Bay isn’t completely asleep over the winter. About the Author: Kim Couranz lives and works in the Eastport section of Annapolis and writes about life on the Chesapeake Bay. E-mail story ideas or questions to:

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here are more than 30 species of songbirds sharing the boatyards, gardens, and woodlands of the mid-Atlantic region with us. How many could you name? You probably see some of them as often as you see your pets. Let’s take a few minutes and consider the songbirds in our boatyards. Perhaps the easiest way to talk about this plethora of peeps is by their colors. The bright yellows, smoky and vibrant blues, cardinal reds, silvers, and russets flitting across our line of sight are more than flying colors; they’re lively birds with distinctive personalities. No one could misidentify the raucous manner of the blue jay. The snappy blue, white, and gray feathers and the handsome blue crest and black neck-band set the jay apart from all the other birds. As if his color weren’t enough, the blue jay is noisy and aggressive. He’ll take on the crows and cardinals and bully the smaller birds to get his time at the feeder or bird bath. Once you’ve noted the color of the bird you think you saw, consider its size. Was it a couple inches from beak to tail or wing to wing? Or, did it have substantial girth and weight, maybe six or seven inches from end to end? Both the cardinal and the purple finch are red birds. But, the cardinal is large and stately, often as big as a robin. He’s quite grand and certain of his place in the pecking order of the yard. We can probably all identify the cardinal’s song, the strong, clear cheer-cheer-cheer or the spritely birdybirdy-birdy. The purple finch, however, is as small as a sparrow. Only the rosy color (not purple at all) adds some distinction to the busy, little bird’s character. The only song our purple finch can muster is a metallic tick-tick, not unlike a broken toy. Finally, a quick clue to identification can be the flight pattern. Here you must trust your first reaction; if it flew across your line of sight something like a yellow drunken sailor, it was probably a goldfinch. Bright yellow and chatty, the goldfinches must dream of being roller coaster cars. Their song is a lovely, warbling tune that’s probably caught your ear without you realizing what you were enjoying.

by Janice F. Booth

If graceful, sleek, blue-black birds come zipping past your head and flying in close formation, these playful, buff-breasted beauties are barn swallows. They love to nest in the cozy rafters of boathouses and sheds. You can confirm your identification by the tail; a barn swallow has a distinctive scissor tail. When in flight, swallows

“…if it flew across your line of sight something like a yellow drunken sailor, it was probably a goldfinch.”

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seem to sing with joy; their song a random but musical warble. We mustn’t overlook the acrobats of the neighborhood, the titmice and chickadees. They’re called acrobats not only for their fancy flight patterns, but also for the amusing ways they’ve found to hang on while eating tasty bugs or seeds—sometimes suspended upside down or clinging to the siding with their plump bodies seemingly glued to the wall. The chickadees are my personal favorite. Their coloring is simple and handsome: a black cap and dove gray back with creamy chin and breast. They’re about four inches of music and energy. When they’re not feeding precariously perched, they’re singing their plaintive chick-a-dee-dee-dee in a minor key. The titmouse is equally active and small. His coloring is dove gray, with a gray crest and black eyes and bill. On his white breast, beneath the wings, his coloring is a soft peach. And he, too, has a distinctive call, peter-peter-peter, quite loudly and forcefully stated for such a small fellow. And yes, there are sparrows and crows and grackles and blackbirds as well inhabiting our boatyards and backyards. But, I

choose to ignore these less charming feathered acquaintances. Suffice it to say, the difference between a crow and a blackbird is size. The crow is huge—usually 18 to 20 inches of noise and muscle. The blackbird and grackle are about nine or 10 inches long. The grackle’s feathers have a beautiful opalescence, which redeems them just a bit for me. All three varieties are noisy and think nothing of cawing and intimidating every bird and cat in their territory. “Don’t mess with us,” these guys seem to say, “We’re tough characters.” And so ends our year’s exploration of our friends who ply the winds and breezes on wing rather than at sail. I hope you have had some fun identifying birds by their habitat, size, color, song, and flight pattern. About the Author: When she’s not teaching or writing books and magazine articles in Annapolis, Janice F. Booth keeps her eyes on the sky.

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Chesapeake Rambler by Fred Miller

Don’t Move the Boat (A Tall Tale)


oney. One definition states in the yard, parked on moonless calm, all inside about a minsimply that it’s the stuff one the outer docks. The ute, with not a single nav light showing. person owes another, presum- boat’s owner was Brumble Burble, Burble Bubble. Rhymes ably for some finite period of said to have fit the with Trouble. time; although there have been a number profile of a real “skipWell, soon came yet another kind of of variants developed, which include the per.” noise out on the wide, smooth river: the store or transfer of pecuniary value, a sound of a great thrashing and wailing and means of measurement, not incidentally, some gnashing of teeth. and of course, the Bad words, too, be assured. It seems that timeless and colorful Ahab had left disconnected one of the “root of all evil.” primary through-hull fittings, plugging it Certain sectors of the instead with a hefty wooden bung, from economy appear to be the outside of the hull, tied with about 30 recovering, based upon feet of stout line to one of the outer pilobservations at ings… the autumn U.S. We could leave the tale right there Sailboat and be done, but you should know Show. that Ahab had his large auxilBetter atiary dewatering tendance, pumps all more primed and signed ready to go, sales contracts, and the allimportant Painkiller Index, which stochastically tracks the annual moving average number of Pussers Rum-based magic elixirs sold locally. A while back, we heard of a perfectly delicious technique designed to protect “…just after midnight, the engines were started with a Burrble Brum Brumm the marina operator Burble—yes, it was one of those cigarette-type boats, best beloved— from boat owners who on that outer and off she went into a dark and moonless calm…” would leave without dock, when settling the yard bill. the miscreIt crosses the line as far as ethics go, and ant returned, all in a panic. The lawyers certainly would advise against the After salvage and hauling fee, we’re told, use of this method. But we heard about it some cogitation and head-rubbing, our was absolutely outrageous. some years back and are fully convinced it’s friend Ahab hit upon the idea of cautiontrue… ing the delinquent captain absolutely not to It seems that a small marina had been move the boat until the yard bill was paid, About the Author: Fred Miller spends too much time working on his 41-foot ketch, burned more than once by, ahem, molest dire circumstances be the result. But Julie Marie. Past commodore of the Eastport torboaters who would skip on the ticket. sure enough, just after midnight on the YC, Miller enjoys reading and gazing The crusty old yard owner—let’s call him following evening, the engines were started vacantly at the pretty boats and the pretty Ahab—sat one day pondering how he with a Burrble Brum Brumm Burble—yes, waters. Contact him at might prevent such losses in the future. it was one of those cigarette-type boats, best He was concerned about one such boat beloved—and off she went into a dark and

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That Are

odney Carroll is a sculptor. He’s an inventor, designer, and engineer. But Carroll is also a sailor, and that is how I came to meet him. The back story is rather simple, yet certainly unique. Carroll is a Bay sailor with a Tayana 37, currently undergoing a severalyear-long refit, which includes installing radar. He searched high and low for a device to level the radar dome when sailing. He wanted something simple that would positively lock in place and that would endure the rigors of ocean sailing. When he didn’t find anything on the market that suited him, he invented it. Carroll’s proposal to SpinSheet (and, in turn, to me) was that someone help document the progress of his radar leveler, a way to show how “art influences sailing and how sailing influences life.” I’m keen for new adventures, so what the heck. And I like things that are Right, with a capital “R.” I like sailboats designed by Olin Stephens. I like single-speed bicycles. Things that are aesthetically pleasing are, well, pleasing to me. My fiancé Mia and I will sometimes sit and people watch, commenting on not any particular man or woman, but simply how people look aesthetically, what makes someone or something beautiful, makes it “Right.” Carroll’s initial proposal included a photo of his radar leveler, and I immediately added it to my list of “Things That Are Right.” Carroll came down to Annapolis from his home in Baltimore to have a look at our yawl Arcturus and show us the leveler. It’s obvious that it had come from an artist’s studio, yet it has a maritime distinction to it that frankly is difficult to describe. It has an air of nostalgia to it, which Carroll conceded was intentional and would look right at home on any of Mr. Stephens’ boats. It fulfills not only the practical need of its intended use (leveling a radar dome), but also the emotional need you feel when owning a boat. I can only describe it as that feeling you get walking down the dock, when you can’t help but turn around to admire your Chesapeake Bay Sailing

by Andy Schell


boat one last time before walking away. Had I known Carroll longer, I might have expected his device to produce that kind of emotion. Carroll and his wife, Narda, invited us up to their studio for dinner and a look around. It’s in an old warehouse to the west of Camden Yards, the Orioles baseball stadium. They have a large garden outside displaying some of his work, including an enormous 40-foot stainless piece. Inside, mounted on tracks in the ceiling, is a system of blocks and tackles that he and his four full-time assistants use to cold work each of his sculptural pieces. They are abstract, flowing with compound curves and shapes not unlike that of a ship’s hull, yet infinitely more complex (which Carroll was quick to point out). Many of them tower high off the ground, and his work has been commissioned all over the world. It would be a practical outing as well, for Arcturus was in the process of getting her new outboard chainplates, which needed to be bent to achieve the correct shroud angles. Carroll (being a sculptor and all) happened to have a medieval looking press on which to accomplish this. He seemed to innately understand my desire to work on my boat with my own two hands and was keen to help fulfill it. Dinner was served in the warehouse next door. Its three stories serve as Carroll’s gallery, the walls and floors adorned with his creations. I learned a lot about him that evening, and I learned that we have a lot in common. He’s a romantic at heart, a philosopher who gives me the impression that he’s never exactly satisfied with anything. That dissatisfaction has a hand in keeping him motivated. The conversation flowed freely, helped along by a bottle of red wine or two and fantastic food that Narda prepared for us while we worked in the studio. Carroll’s sailboat is another of his hobbies. He certainly doesn’t need an escape from his work—he does what he’s most passionate about doing and has created a studio, a house, and a life around pursuing exactly that. And like his artwork, his boat

Photos by Mia Karlsson

has a soul. He can’t stand bad design and isn’t satisfied with “standards.” He sees no reason why the boat shouldn’t be unique, shouldn’t reflect the sailor’s desires and needs, or why things not done correctly the first go-round shouldn’t be redone. That was the catalyst for the radar leveler, in the end. He’s rebuilding his Tayana to the image that resides within him, making the boat unique, adding his personal touches, and fixing all the “bad design.” It turns out Carroll would never have had to include the photograph of his leveler in that first e-mail to me. After exploring his studio, working with his tools, enjoying his artwork, and listening to his philosophy, I could see why it was almost inevitable that his invention would be elegant, robust, and unique. Knowing Carroll as I do now, it would have had to be “Right.” About the Author: Andy Schell is a professional sailor and freelance writer, who lives aboard his yawl Arcturus in Annapolis.

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The Savvy Skipper

Expecting the Unexpected

by Captain Bob Cerullo


he best approach to boating situations where you have the other vessel in sight is to assume the other skipper has forgotten the rules and is liable to do something unexpected. Even in open water where it might seem unlikely you could become involved in a possible collision, it is always a good idea to give the other fellow plenty of room. However, there will be times when you are in sight of another sailing vessel and need some rules, which hopefully, the other skipper will also follow. Rule 12 says that one of you will keep out of the way of the other. When the wind is on a different side of each of the vessels, the vessel that has the wind on its port side is obliged to keep out of the way of the other vessel. This is the “starboard tack over port tack” rule. When the wind is on the same side of both vessels, they are on the same tack, and the windward vessel is obliged to keep out of the way of the leeward vessel. “Leeward over windward.” Common sense and the rules dictate that at the helm of a sailboat, you should always be aware of your tack and position relative to other sailing vessels in the vicinity. In case you are a little rusty on the terms, the windward side is the side opposite to that on which the mainsail is carried. Leeward is the side on which the mainsail is carried. If your vessel is closer to where the wind is coming from (hence giving you more wind-steering power), you are designated as the windward vessel. When you are the windward vessel and converge too close to the leeward vessel, you may block the wind, causing the other to lose steering ability. In the case of two power-driven vessels that are crossing close enough to cause a collision, the vessel with the other vessel on her starboard side is obliged to yield and keep out of the way other vessel. Sailors must be aware that whenever their engine is on, even if idling in neutral, they are considered powerboats.

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It is the savvy skipper who never puts his vessel in a situation where there is any possible chance of a collision. The rules aside, keeping out of the way of any other vessel is the smartest course of action to take. Don’t assume the other skipper will do what you know to be the right way to handle the situation. Give the other vessel a wide berth and all the room needed to avoid even the remotest possibility of a collision. More terms: the “give-way” vessel is the one the rules say is obligated to keep out of the way of the other vessel, which is known as the “stand-on” vessel. The stand-on

vessel has the right of way, but is nevertheless required by law to maintain course and speed, giving the other vessel a reference to make course adjustments. The savvy skipper watches the give-way vessel very carefully to make sure that skipper is going to comply with the rules and take proper action to avoid contact. About the Author: Bob Cerullo’s home port is Deltaville, VA, where he enjoys both sailing and powerboating. Cerullo holds a 100-ton USCG license.

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About a River:

Why the Miles? by Sebastian Watt


he Chesapeake Bay is one of the world’s greatest estuaries, providing sailors with almost 64,000 square miles to play in. It has one other huge advantage for the less adventurous seafaring soul; if you consider one shore in sight to be a good thing, then having two visible at all times will surely delight. Add to this the fact that tides and currents are almost non-existent, and you can quickly see why the Bay has such a magnetic draw for people who like being on the water but have no desire to emulate Ellen McArthur. I have spent most of my sailing life on the South and East Coasts of England where Prince Phillip’s analysis of yachting “like standing under a cold shower, tearing up 20s, and being violently sick” was all too often true. Upon arriving in Baltimore and seeing this enormous stretch of protected water with gentle breezes and warm, sunny weather and limitless coves, creeks, and rivers to explore coupled with welcoming and inexpensive marinas proved irresistible to the old salt in me. There was only one

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small problem; my little Cornish Shrimper was back in England. I had to get an American sailing boat without delay, preferably one that was elegant and sufficiently well made to get me across the Atlantic if things turned nasty with my immigration application. Like a siren luring Ulysses, I found myself trawling the Interweb thingy being sung to by, what I choose to refer to as, boat porn. The Internet has many uses but none finer than the opportunity afforded the feeble-minded, weak-willed, and easily distracted among us to spend hours achieving absolutely nothing at the same time as pretending to work. Several months later, I had fallen head over heels in love with a shapely beauty from Rhode Island. Her vital statistics were as seductive as the most pulchritudinous Hollywood starlet— 32’LOA, 22’LWL, 9’6” beam. After a short courtship involving some breathless haggling with the stony hearted broker, Zulu was admitted to my harem of lovelies with a honeymoon spent on the delivery trip down the Delaware River, through the Chesapeake and Delaware

Canal, and down to Harborview Marina in the Inner Harbor of Baltimore. From this safe berth, Zulu has spent the last two summers voyaging across the balmy waters of Maryland wafted by Aeolus’s soft zephyrs. Her latest cruise was over the American equivalent of the late Summer Bank holiday—Labor Day. The forecast was remarkable only for the fact that it hadn’t changed for several weeks— winds out of the southeast, from 10 to 15 knots, sunny, and 85 degrees with perfect visibility. Casting off at 1700, a beat out of the harbor took us down the Patapsco River to Bodkin Creek, where there is an anchorage beside a shore bordered with magnificent bull rushes. Not another boat in sight meant that choosing where to drop the hook was more difficult than usual. It’s one of the immutable laws of cruising that in any given anchorage you are attracted to other boats like moths to a flame. The French are particularly good at this maneuver. They will anchor within two feet hoping, no doubt, that this will somehow cement the Entente cordial.

“…why was the river called the Miles? I suppose one obvious answer would be Americans don’t know about kilometers, but in fact, for once, the truth is more interesting.” What it actually does is provide you with the chance to practice your sang froid at the same time as polishing your French vocabulary. Whenever presented with this situation (more often than you might think) I like to use the mot de Cambronne. That wonderful, single syllable, defiant French curse word first noted at Waterloo when, as Napoleon was facing his final defeat, one of his generals, Cambronne, surrounded by the enemy lifted his sabre, kicked his horse, and attacked uttering that magnificent word: merde! During a normal evening at anchorages around the world, it would seem the French are still surrounded by enemies… There is absolutely no doubt that one of the ineffable joys of cruising on a small yacht is a proper fried breakfast; bacon, eggs, tomatoes, and fried bread combine with the fresh sea air to produce a meal that has been known to corrupt vegetarians. Once the last plate had been washed, dried, and stowed away, Zulu’s anchor

weighed, and the Eastern Shore mud washed from the cable, deck, coach roof, and inexplicably, the gooseneck, a course was set for St. Michaels on the Miles River, a trip of about 18 miles. A bracing reach across the Bay when, at times, even the little dinghy being towed behind entered into the spirit of the day and tried to race Zulu, saw us approaching Kent Narrows. This is a short cut for small vessels heading south and avoids a long trip down the Bay and the need to keep a lookout for the immense bulk carriers and container ships bringing into America all the treasures from the Orient or at the very least, all the plastic consumer goods from China. Kent Narrows has another attraction: watching inexperienced motorboat owners trying to navigate a narrow channel with a two-knot current while waiting for the bridge to lift. This is possibly the only time channel 16 is used for its intended purpose. The VHF echoes to cries of “Get

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out of my way” or “I’m unable to turn” and most satisfying of all to a yachtsman, “My engines have stopped, and I’m out of control!” followed by the crunch as one gin palace whacks into the side of another. In the meantime, Zulu maintains her serene position on station, stemming the current and waiting patiently for the polite bridge tender to inform us we can now pass through—reminding everyone that the upstream boats have right of way. The Miles River now stretched out ahead with small, toppling waves splashing playfully against the bows. It was time for a cold beer and a cheese sandwich. When drinking beer while sailing, it’s natural that thoughts tend to wander. This time the thoughts strayed to the question: why was the river called the Miles? I suppose one obvious answer would be Americans don’t know about kilometers, but in fact, for once, the truth is more interesting. It’s all down to those irreverent Quakers. The Miles River is a corruption of St. Michaels, its original name. During colonial time, all grants of land were subject to small ground rents, very often a merely nominal sum. These rents were paid annually at Michaelmas, the feast of St. Michael and All Angels, which in the calendar of the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches falls on September 29. St. Michael was considered the patron saint of colonial Maryland, and in his honor, the river was named St. Michaels. Now, this is where the Quakers come into the story. A large colony had been part of the earliest settlers in the eastern side of Maryland and having little reverence for saints, persisted in dropping the word saint and calling the river Michaels, which eventually became contracted into Miles. Time for another beer. About the Author: Sebastian Watt has lived on three continents and sailed two of the seven seas. He spent the last five years cruising and racing a venerable Bristol 32 called Zulu out of Baltimore. He is now back in England where he is getting reacquainted with the pleasures of sailing in cold, wet, rough, unpredictable, and unforgiving conditions. Watt says a nippy summer cruising the Western Isles of Scotland was his penance for having had such a wonderful time with the waters and sailors of the Chesapeake.

Mission Accomplished by Tom Cobin


’m not sure whether it was more a feeling of accomplishment, or relief, upon taking the picture that accompanies this article. It has surely been quite an adventure. I met Ed Stawski after moving to Annapolis in late 2003. Over drinks with mutual friends, I mentioned the 22-foot Tanzer I would be bringing up from Virginia Beach in the spring. Ed immediately volunteered for the delivery. Not yet knowing him, I put little stock in what I dismissed as liquorlubricated bluster that would never materialize. Over the ensuing months, Southern Bay sailing companions shrank from the prospect of an up-the-Bay trip in a 22-foot sloop; yet Ed kept in touch and proceeded with plans for the delivery. Thus, I was to discover, was Ed’s passion and skill for sailing. You see, Ed is no casual sailor: he’s a professional captain, with more Coast Guard certifications than I even knew existed. I was in the hands of an expert— which turned out to be a very good thing! Our voyage in April 2004 was one neither of us will ever forget. Two cold fronts in three days; 12 hours straight of pouring rain; and 25 knots on the nose for more grueling hours than I thought I or my boat could endure. We started at Willoughby Spit with temperatures in the upper 60s;

it had dropped to around 40 by the time we reached Breezy Point, where pots with leftover coffee served the dual purpose of warming toes that remained stubbornly frigid despite thermal socks and insulated boots. Then, the sight of Thomas Point under clearing skies lifted our spirits, and we motored to Annapolis by early afternoon, directing Thaumas into a slip on Back Creek. I spent the next three years enjoying time on Thaumas, including racing with the

I recall saying something like, “I’m not sure I’d want another fixer-upper,” referring to the many years I’d spent steadily restoring Thaumas. Ed apparently didn’t hear the “I’m not sure” part. He fixated on the idea of me taking on another “fixerupper”—and now that I was moving back to Annapolis, he made a proposition. He’d pay for most of the materials and new rigging if I would help with elbow grease, sweat equity, and those items I could afford—and find a slip in Annapolis—and he would give me the boat! He had “always wanted to have a boat in Annapolis,” where he would probably get more time on Communicado than if she stayed at the Jersey Shore (Ed lives outside Trenton, NJ, and regularly visits Annapolis for professional and personal reasons). How could I refuse a “sailor in need”? After several weekend trips to New Jersey (three and a half hours each way with no traffic), we had finished the keel, bottom, and rudder; painted the topsides; and put an initial coat on the freeboard. Communicado was looking good when I was suddenly laid off in mid-2009. I spent the rest of last year unemployed; all work on the boat stopped. I got a new job the first of this year, and as soon as the weather broke in spring, I was back on the road to Forked River every weekend possible. Ed got the new rigging and lifelines. I rewired the mast and cabin, and we installed almost all new light fixtures. By August, Communicado was ready for her new life in Annapolis. After a road trip on a trailer across New Jersey, she was splashed into the Delaware River and her mast re-stepped for the calm-water cruise through the C&D Canal. Finally, after so many fits and starts over so many years, she arrived at her new home: the marina at the complex where I live on the Severn River. A few weeks later, Ed came back down for the maiden voyage, an experience for which he had waited—and of which he had dreamed for so long—sailing his beloved boat past the United States Naval Academy. Truly, a “Mission Accomplished.”

“I recall saying something like, ‘I’m not sure I’d want another fixer-upper’… Ed apparently didn’t hear the ‘I’m not sure’ part.”

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fleet of “sister” Tanzer 22s organized by the Chesapeake Sailing School across the creek. I temporarily moved back home to New York City in 2006 and could not keep my Tanzer. After a promised sale in Annapolis fell through, Ed graciously offered to make room at his family’s place at the Jersey Shore, far more convenient for me to visit from NYC to show the boat until it sold to a fellow from Philadelphia, PA. Ed made room at his dock by hauling Communicado, the 1974 Hunter 25 he had owned for more than 30 years. It was impetus to restore her to her former glory. Sadly, nothing had been done by the time I moved from NYC back to Annapolis in mid-2008. That’s when we had “the conversation.”

About the Author: Tom Cobin started sailing Hobie Cats and Sunfish on a lake in upstate New York as a teenager. He has been cruising and racing in Annapolis since moving here from Virginia Beach, VA, in 2003.

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Eye On the Bay

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Oh, What a Show!

T Among the exciting new items at the show was this Wing Systems nine-foot dinghy with a hull weight of only 55 pounds. They also have a 12-foot-long kayak weighing only 15 pounds (a pound more than our editor’s cat).

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he 2010 U.S. Sailboat Show brought five perfect sunny days with temperatures in the seventies and thousands of enthusiastic sailors to Annapolis for the annual spectacle held October 7 to 11. Such a spectacular, dynamic show energizes us all. The word on the docks was consistent: last year’s crowd seemed cautious. This year’s crowd was fired up and serious about buying and sailing. Thank you to our many readers who stopped by to visit the SpinSheet booth. Your encouraging feedback keeps us working hard all year long to bring you comprehensive Chesapeake sailing coverage. We love meeting you face to face! ~M.W.

Watching the Beneteau Sense 50 with its joystick technology spin on a dime in its slip was a breathtaking spectacle. Do not try this at home!

When we say we had five days of banner weather for the 2010 U.S. Sailboat Show, we’re not exaggerating. Photo by Sara Proctor/SpinSheet

Never too early to catch the Bug, so to speak. Photo by Sara Proctor/SpinSheet

Aliens at the SpinSheet booth! We’ve seen many creatures at our booth in our 15 years at the Annapolis show, but this year we did overhear something for the first time: “Kids, not everyone likes being smacked on the head by aliens.” At least they did so quietly.

Ah, the Santa Cruz 37. Photo by Sara Proctor/SpinSheet

It’s one thing to look at a Melges 20 go by, but to have the opportunity to take a demo ride on such a pretty sailing day was a privilege show goers enjoyed. Photo by Sara Proctor/SpinSheet

Show goers who checked out the new J/111 said that it looked like it was going to leap out of the water. Photo by Sara Proctor/SpinSheet

Sailing Angles sold sassy gift items, such as high-tech T-shirts with labels warning that consumption of alcoholic beverages may cause clothes to fall off and password protected underwear. Really.

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Caribbean 1500 Rally Departs November 1

After the 1500-mile trek from Hampton, VA, to Nanny Cay in Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, Caribbean 1500 ralliers have good reasons to celebrate. Photo courtesy of the Cruising Rally Association


record-breaking 80 boats are registered for the 2010 Caribbean 1500 Rally scheduled to depart from Hampton, VA, November 1 for the 1500-mile sail to Nanny Cay in Tortola in the British Virgin Islands—and for some crews, the 875 miles to the Bahamas. In its 21st year, the rally is the largest and longest running cruising event in the country, with participants from as close as Chesapeake Country and as far as Canada, Europe, and Asia. The sailors, who consist of doublehanding couples, entire families, and friend-based crews, are as diverse as the boats, which vary from new racing sleds to tried-and-true bluewater cruisers and catamarans. The Caribbean 1500 is known for having a large contingent of rally veterans who enjoy the camaraderie of fellow southbound cruisers and the joy of passing along their offshore knowledge to first-time passagemakers, of whom there will be many.

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Stephan Schambach and his crew from Germany will be back for their third Caribbean 1500 Rally onboard the Catana 50 Entrepreneurship.

And they’re off! The 2010 Caribbean 1500 ralliers depart November 1 off Hampton, VA, for the annual pilgrimmage to tropical climes. This year’s fleet breaks records with 80 participating boats.

Before sailors depart from Hampton, VA, for the approximately nine-day trip, there are dockside seminars, safety inspections, skippers’ briefings, and social events to connect with other ralliers in real time. A few of the incentives to travel in a rally as opposed to as a solo boat are twice-daily radio chats for trouble-shooting, positionsharing, route-planning, and fish-finding. Crews also check in for daily weather reports. For those interested in competition, there is a fun race component with trophies at the finish. All Caribbean 1500 participants’ families and friends may track them online via Google Earth tracking on the event home page at Find post-rally coverage in the December issue of SpinSheet. Seminars and safety inspections in Hampton, VA, give ralliers important information as well as the opportunity to connect socially before throwing off their lines for the 1500-mile trek from Hampton to Tortola.

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Go here if you are a charter novice. The BVI are perfectly-suited for the newbie who wants to get a taste of what chartering has to offer. With generally protected waters, line-of-sight navigation, relative ease of travel, a tourism industry oriented to the visiting sailor, and beautiful beaches and landscapes, you can’t go wrong. If you’re an old hand, but like the conviviality of a destination filled with like-minded visitors, you’ll be happy in the BVI, as well. However, if you seek isolation or adventure off the well-trod path, go elsewhere.

side from actually being on vacation, the best part of traveling is trying to decide where to go next. Unfortunately, travel choices are necessarily limited by budget, time, and

the traveler’s own personal preferences. While there is no substitute for lots of research—and there are some excellent resources dedicated to sailing charters available on the Internet, including the forums at (of which I’m a moderator)— some generalizations can be made about the principal Caribbean charter destinations to get potential island sailors on the right track.

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An easy way to describe the Abacos as a charter destination is to compare them with the BVI, which most people seem to be familiar with. Many who visit here compare the Abacos to the BVI of 20+ years ago. Expect easy access from the United States, an increasing number of charter options, and a boating culture into which visiting sailors can easily slip. Well-charted seas and protected waters make the Abacos a good destination for beginners and experts alike. I think the beaches and seas are more beautiful than the BVI, but the landscape is less inspiring. Fewer charter options mean somewhat higher prices for boats, but most other costs compare favorably with expenses in the BVI.

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St. Martin, Anguilla, and St. Barth

I’ve visited Belize a few times, and each time, I think that I need to get back there before everyone else figures it out. And somehow, even though they’ve paved the sandy streets of San Pedro (on Ambergris Caye) and more visitors have caught onto its charms, Belize’s coastal areas and cayes retain a sleepy ease. Two charter companies cover the waterfront here, and the sailing inside the second largest barrier reef on the planet can be spectacular, with reliable breezes on the beam. The attraction is the reef and the solitude; you won’t find the dreamy beaches and sailor-oriented amenities of other destinations here. But, if you are looking to escape to what continues to be one of the few remaining frontiers, Belize is the place. Chesapeake Bay Sailing

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Although a winter haven for the megayacht set, and with St. Martin a massmarket tourism magnet, these islands haven’t yet proven to be big players for chartering sailors. While getting to St. Martin is easy, and provisioning and dining varied and sophisticated, the few charter companies in the area are tucked in difficult locations (at least as far as ingress and egress goes), and the sailing conditions can be challenging. Nevertheless, the islands are cosmopolitan and—Anguilla and St. Barth in particular—elegant (with prices to match). Compared to the costs of land-based travel, visiting these islands by charter boat can be a relatively economical way to experience some of the higher-end destinations in the Caribbean.

Next Frontiers?

While I don’t shy away from the more popular sailing destinations in the Caribbean, more often I like the adventure of discovering a relatively new place and forging my own path. The relatively untrammeled Spanish Virgin Islands (which finally have a small charter company of their own) keep calling my name; other destinations, such as Panama’s San Blas and Bocas del Toro, are yet an insistent whisper. I’ll let you know how it goes when I get there.



A popular next stop after the BVI, the Grenadines offer an experience a few notches more challenging. Getting there can be difficult and costly, and there are fewer charter boats. Depending on where you range, there are open ocean passages that can leave you heaving over the lifelines. The anchorages don’t often offer mooring balls and are less protected, subjecting anchored boats to rocking and rolling. Provisions can be more difficult to obtain, and many services are offered by the infamous “boat boys” of the region, who can be very helpful, but also a nuisance. The payoff, however, is a more pristine and remote cruising area with more dramatic scenery and exhilarating sailing.


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Winter Gift Guide

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Find a List.

Why make your own when experts have already created them? BoatU.S. has a comprehensive winterization list on its website ( or more specifically, pdf) as does Deltaville Boatyard ( and many other full-service boatyards. Check to see if your boatyard has a downloadable list on its website. We have posted the Dickerson Owners’ Club winterization checklist on

Will there be more snowmaggedons in 2011? Something to consider as you winterize your boat... Photo by Al Schreitmueller/ SpinSheet

Allow Enough Time.

Winterization experts recommend leaving yourself enough time to get the job done right. Although it may be a warm fall weekend when you get started, don’t forget that sleet, slush, and ice are coming to a marina near you soon. A rushed winterization job may result in expensive damage later on.

Drain Your Engine.


One deep freeze on an engine that hasn’t been winterized is enough to cause severe damage such as a cracked block. According to Nationwide Insurance, many insurance policies don’t cover damage caused by freezing; that includes engine blocks that freeze and crack. Without attention, moisture and acids will sit, and corrosion will continue unabated. All raw water must be drained from engines and replaced with antifreeze, preferably the pink stuff, which is non-toxic and won’t harm the environment.

Use Anti-Freeze.

Is paying five dollars for a bottle of anti-freeze now cheaper than having your boatyard fix your engine later? Of course it is. You may want to add a fuel stabilizer to keep the fuel from going bad.

Check Your Hoses.

It’s also important to make sure hoses are in good condition. Dry-rotted rubber does not expand and can crack and cause leaks. Also check for loose clamps.

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interization, decommissioning… such depressing concepts, we know. There’s only one way to make the concept of preparing your boat well for winter sound exciting. You have to use your imagination. Close your eyes. Allow the coldest days of winter to flash across the screen of your mind. Slush. Dark evenings. February. Now stop before you start imagining boat rot… Now, allow yourself to start envisioning spring. Crocuses. That first teaser of a 75-degree day when you break out your flip flops even though your feet are scary white. What do you want to do? Yes, of course. You want

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to go sailing. You get the boat ready quickly (this is just a visualization exercise after all), and off you go. This is how it’s supposed to go for a boat that’s been well-prepared for winter. The preparation itself is not sexy. The smooth outcome in the spring is. Safeguarding your boat is more than a protection of your investment; it’s protection of your freedom to go sailing later. After many years of interviewing marina managers about the dos and don’ts of decommissioning, we’ve gathered some words of wisdom. Here are good starting points:

Close the Seacocks.

Boats with open seacocks pushed down by snow may easily sink following a freeze and subsequent cracking. If water enters your boat easily by the through hulls, you may consider storing her on shore. Some sailors install check-valves so that water can exit but not enter. Keep in mind that a two-inch hole just two feet below the waterline will allow 66 gallons a minute or 3960 gallons per hour into your boat, which is considerably more than the usual 500-gallon-per-hour bilge pump can handle. Surely, that would lead to an unhappy ending, so don’t ignore this one.

Cover Your Boat Carefully.

Some sailors use their bimini or skimpy tarps as winter storage covers. Both are mistakes. If there is a place where water or ice can sit on your boat, you need to cover it and imagine how it will fair in snow or ice. Marina managers assure us that many of the most expensive and catastrophic winterization mistakes occur because boat owners underestimated how heavy wet leaves, ice, and snow can be and how a 40-knot gust can blow apart a cheap cover configuration. Custom covers and shrinkwrapping are good solutions to boat coverage issues.

If you keep your boat in the water, make sure to close the seacocks. You may also want to consider a bubbler or deicer. Photo by Molly Winans/ SpinSheet

Go Visit Your Boat.

Would you leave your best friend outside all winter under a tarp without checking on him or her? Then don’t abandon your boat. Stop in and check on her from time to time. She’ll thank you come spring.

Take It Off.

While you’re working so hard on winterization, you might as well have your sails cleaned and checked over by your sail loft; have your cushions cleaned, and put a few stitches in your boom cover. Don’t leave any canned goods on the boat over the winter, unless you are okay with odd smells and/or explosions. For more ideas, visit

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Seven Common Winterization Mistakes

• Failure to winterize the engine • Failure to close the seacocks except for cockpit drains • Using the bimini as a storage cover • Leaving the roller furling headsail on the boat • Failure to check the boat routinely • Skimping on anti-freeze

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Baltimore Beat by Aimée Poisson

Join the Club


n both the city and county, Baltimore is home to a large number of sailors with diverse interests. Many of these enthusiasts join clubs and organizations aimed at bringing together like-minded mariners for casual social get-togethers, sharing of facilities, education and training, and racing. A slew of clubs dot the waterfront throughout the Baltimore area... The Baltimore YC (BYC) in Essex promotes family activities and waterfront fun. The club hosts numerous cruises, outings, and dances designed to bring members of all ages onto the club’s property. And it’s easy to see why. In my opinion, BYC has one of the most spectacular locations on the Bay. Members enjoy the luxury of a swimming pool, restaurant, and private marina with transient slips, a pumpout station, and a gas dock. Each summer, BYC throws a week-long extravaganza of events for its members and families, including classes, games, social events, shopping, movies, and crafts. The North Point SA (NPSA) is one of several clubs that offer racing in the Patapsco River. Nestled in Jones Creek off Old Road Bay, NPSA takes up residence in Young’s Boat Yard in Edgemere, MD. Members gather at the mouth of the Patapsco on Wednesday nights for casual club races in three classes. Other club events include cookouts and cruises. Also concentrated in the Patapsco is the Baltimore City YA (BCYA). This racing-minded organization gathers on Tuesday nights in the harbor to race against the backdrop of the Baltimore skyline. In addition to competitive club racing, members partner with the Magothy River SA to host the midsummer Race to Baltimore, which leads

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sailors from the Magothy River north to Baltimore Harbor. BCYA hosts the Baltimore Harbor Leukemia Cup Regatta, which is held in October to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. In the Federal Hill area of the harbor, the Downtown Sailing Center (DSC), is a community sailing center that offers lessons, racing, and cruising on a club-owned fleet of keelboats. The DSC fleet includes J/22s and Sonars and offers eight levels of membership for varying levels of participatoin. DSC also offers accessible sailing programs to accommodate sailors with mobility restrictions. Baltimore is also home to several virtual clubs, with websites, memberships, and even burgees, but no fixed location. Without the overhead costs of a facility and equipment, these borderless boating guilds can keep their membership fees and annual dues at a minimum and simply focus on sailing. The Universal SC (USC) welcomes African American sailors and hosts cruises, raft-ups, charters, and collaborations with other black sailing organizations. The Baltimore Annapolis SC offers meet-ups, crew calls, and social sailing activities. The Baltimore Area Boardsailing Association unites sailors from all classes of windsurfers for regattas, clinics, social events, and gear swaps. Just outside the city lines in Baltimore County, the Glenmar SA (GSA) effectively bridges the gaps between racers, cruisers, and dinghy sailors by offering activities in each of these fleets. Keelboats race in four PHRF handicap classes just outside the mouth of the Middle River on Wednesday nights. On Thursday nights, GSA partners with the Baltimore County SC (BCSC) to

offer small boat races for dinghies out of Rocky Point Park. GSA annually hosts CBYRA’s wildcard event, Northern Bay Race Week, and several other racing events throughout the season. GSA also boasts a large contingent of casual sailors. Its cruising arm is known for organizing an extended family cruise, designed to integrate children into the cruising experience. Just down the shoreline at the junction of Back River and Hawk Cove sits BCSC, a public club with no membership fees or dues, dedicated exclusively to dinghy sailing. With a large fleet of boats and a broad range of activities, BCSC is able to offer lessons, club racing, family cruising activities, and 10 weeks of summer camps. The club is known for its family-friendly atmosphere, educational quality, and scholastic sailing teams. BCSC is proud to support Baltimore’s only competitive junior program by fielding strong Optimist and Laser programs for kids. With so many available clubs to join, one might never sail alone in Baltimore. The options are endless and everemergent. Whether you seek camaraderie, training, crew, or competition, Baltimore surely has a club for you. If you can’t find a sailing club that is a perfect match for you, start one and join this fabulous community of waterfront enthusiasts. Find contact information for 200 sailing clubs on the Chesapeake Bay in the SpinSheet Club Directory at spinsheet. com. About the Author: Aimée Poisson is the director of the Baltimore County SC. Send Baltimore sailing article ideas to SpinSheet November 2010 55

Cruising Club Notes


It’s That Time hange is in the air. Warm and cool temperatures arm wrestle to see which one will control the climate. It’s give and take for a while. After the fog settles, autumn will have made a brief appearance before wintery weather unceremoniously pushes it into our memory banks. Clothes, attitudes, and activities change accordingly; and the party moves

indoors. It’s also the season for changes in watches at our clubs. SpinSheet sadly loses contact with some of our club friends, but happily gains new ones as others take the helm. These are the cog wheels in an endless cycle of life along the Bay. We’ll take the good and bad, the happy and sad, the unexpected and well-known. We embrace these changes, because just like any sailing adventure, they bring surprises and challenges that keep us on our toes. Read about how our clubs are celebrating Bay sails this year, while looking forward to 2011. By November 10, send your Cruising Club Notes, Club Directory updates, and parmesan-roasted butternut squash to


It Was the Best of Times…

hesapeake Sailing Club (CSC) members enjoyed our crab cake raft-up at the Sailing Emporium in Rock Hall, MD, September 25 (below). This has become a favorite annual event with our club. CSC membership is open to all who express an interest in sailing, even if you don’t currently have a sailboat. Officers for next year are commodore Dave Ewing, vice commodore Joe Powers, fleet captain Dave Nance, treasurer Sue Whaley, and webmaster Frank Cingel. We will have several on-land get-togethers this winter, including a pre-Christmas gathering at Dave and Janet’s condo December 4 ( —by Dave Ewing

Summer and crabs on the Bay. Hard to beat.


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ive families from Catalina 34 Fleet 12—Dan Brail with neighbors Barbara and Brian Jones, Bill Clery with his father-in-law and brotherin-law, David and Janet Ewing, Kathleen and Bill Nuttall along with family from Oregon and Annapolis, and Jan and Walter Rupp—attended the 20th annual Crab Feast given by the Dundalk Sail and Power Squadron at Haven Harbor Marina in Rock Hall, MD (above). The August weather was beautiful, the music was lively, and the crabs were delicious and plentiful, as were other delicacies. Later that evening, several sailors gathered for snacks and drinks aboard Irish Lady. After Hurricane Earl blew through, Patty and I spent eight clear and sunny days sailing back and forth across the Bay with the cooperating winds between 10 and 25 knots. Fall is a great time for a beam reach from the western shore to the Eastern Shore and back again the next day to a different anchorage in another creek, or to take a leisurely trip up the Rappahannock River to Urbanna, VA, accompanied by a pod of dolphins. We also explored the Chester and Corsica Rivers before the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis ( —by Rich Freeman

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Sweet sixteen. CSC members rocked Rock Hall, MD, this September.


Who’s the Boss?

he Annapolis USCG Auxiliary recently held its elections (below L-R): incoming district commodore Bob Birrane, incoming division commander Dan McConnell, incoming division vice commander Marjorie Voith, outgoing division commander Paul Miller, and USCG commander Stephen Whitehead. They will take over the helm January 1 ( —by Caryl Weiss New officers for USCG Auxiliary. Photo by Caryl Weiss

The SOS cocktail party is on... (L-R): Donna Kuchera, John Halstead, Matt Green, Sue Willison, Desiree deLiser, and Ed Petersohn (on adjacent boat).


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atalina 42 Fleet 5 has been reorganized and is accepting charter members. Initially, we will exchange boat experiences, upgrades, and other ideas. For the time being, all communications will be in cyberspace, so there’s no need for dues. For more details, call (410) 726-3151 or email jbbanks@att. net. See you on the Choptank and beyond. —by Jeffrey Banks


Welcome Onboard

ay “Hello” to SpinSheet’s newest club: the Philadelphia Sailing Club. This non-profit club sails mostly on the Chesapeake. Members bareboat charter an average of 65 sailboats per season, ranging from 32-footers to 51-footers. They also organize small boat sailing in members’ boats in the Seahorse Fleet. To learn more, visit —by Jane Harrington

Congratulations, John!


ingles on Sailboats (SOS) (above) is proud to announce that John Wiggins, skippering his sloop Summersail, took third in Division 2 and third in Fleet during the Hospice Cup regatta September 25. Since October 30, 65 SOS members have been enjoying a bareboat charter cruise in the Whitsunday Islands, Australia. November 6-7 bring the “Blue Lips” weekend cruise to Pirates Cove Inn, Restaurant, and Marina on the West River. The off-season social calendar of events for the public begins with a brunch at the Doubletree Inn in Annapolis November 14. Ron Steele—a Chesapeake Bay pilot—will tell us about the skills, training, and dangers involved in his job; insights about the workings of our ports; and some exciting sea stories. And, as is our custom, numerous happy hours are also on tap in Annapolis; Baltimore; McLean, VA; Philadelphia, PA; Rockville, MD; Washington, DC; and Wilmington, DE ( —by Alex Doyle

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CRUISING CLUB NOTES Photo of NSHOF’s Classic Sailboat Race by Chris Snowber


So Long Sailing; Time for Land-Based Socials

he Southern Maryland SA clubhouse in Solomons has a busy social calendar this year, as always, including Friday evening socials, meetings (November 6, 8, and 13 and December 13), commodore’s dinners (November 18 and December 16), and the Holiday Social December 4. Frostbite racers will take to the high seas (well... the Patuxent and the Bay, actually) four Sundays in November ( —by Sandra Leitner


Sweet September Sailing

or the National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) Classic Sailboat Rendezvous and Race September 18-19, Chesapeake 20 Association sailors Clay Taylor and I sailed Endeavor and Stormy up to Annapolis on Friday. After we visited other wooden classic boats, Sunday’s pursuit race (left) began when the slowest (and largest wooden) sailboats started ahead of the smaller, racing sailboats, including our two 20s, two classic 210s, and a Star 178 from 1923. Taylor and I got a huge lift upwind, and with an increasing wind, we tried to hold off the charging 210s with their chutes up. Taylor lost first place by a mere three seconds. For our Nationals and Cap’n Dick Hartge Regatta September 26, the weather was unpredictable, running the gamut from small-craft warnings to a moderate northerly with overcast and light rain to gradual clearing. The racing could not have been better; there were plenty of holes and dramatic gusty shifts. Hardy C20 skippers held five races, including “Boom Boom,” “C20 World Champion,” “High Energy,” “Speedy Link,” “Yellow Bird,” and “Young Man.” Peter Bell Jr. on Kit had mostly firsts and won the Nationals and Cap’n Dick Hartge Regatta with seven points. I came in second, and Robin Hartge finished third in Spirit ( —by Ted Weihe

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n September 25, the Chesapeake Corinthian Sailing Club (CCSC) rafted in Eagle’s Nest on the Magothy River, and welcomed longtime members Carol and Bill Durr, who made their maiden voyage on Griselda, a 1930s era, Elco-style motor yacht (right). Bill bought the hull and built the boat over several years. Although the CCSC sailing season is drawing to a close, the club has several social activities through the winter ( —by Adrian Flynn

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he Baltimore Annapolis Sailing Club (right) thanks everyone in the entire SpinSheet sailing community for all the great times we’ve had this year. We made lots of new friends, tried to play well with others, and most of all, did our best to give back to the community by making sure that all of our partner clubs and organizations became a little bit of a better place for spending time with us. 2010 exceeded our expectations of how cool our sailing events could be, and we look forward to an even more spectacular time in 2011. So get some rest and have an excellent time over the holidays, and we look forward to seeing all of you next spring. To help us figure out what to do while we’re not sailing in the winter, join us for free at —by Andrew Barabasz

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Making Up for Lost Time

ailors in the Annapolis Naval Sailing Association (ANSA) spent the last two-thirds of October recovering from some lost sailing time, due to a couple of boat maintenance problems. November will be busy with boat winterization, 2011 planning, election of new officers, some socializing, and preparation for the annual Christmas Party (left) December 4. Join us for the best deal on the Chesapeake Bay and get some excellent sailing and sail training ( —by Tom Warrington The holidays are around the corner… Part of the fun of ANSA’s holiday party this past January.

Hearty eaters from CBC and MRSA celebrate their cruise to the Fells Point Fun Festival. Photo by Mickey Doran


Remembering the Regatta

abor Day weekend proved perfect for the Chesapeake Bay Tartan Sailing Club (CBTSC) Regatta at the Maryland YC (below). Two classes of racers made good use of 15- to 20-knot winds gusting into the 30s. Cocktails, dinner, dessert, and awards capped off the evening; and everyone went home happy the next day. We celebrated the 50th anniversary of Tartan Yachts October 9 at Port Annapolis. New owners of Tartan C&C, Steve and Stephanie Malbasa, and Tim Jackett, president and chief designer, thanked Tartan owners for their enthusiasm and promised a “customer first” focus to their leadership. As the Bay’s largest Tartan sailing club, CBTSC sails the classics as well as newer models, and we’re proud to be part of Tartan’s great tradition (! —by Grace Holt Teela, a Tartan 3500 sailed by Greg and Debby Shields with Donna and Bob Cascone as crew, takes the lead in the Division I CBTSC Regatta. Teela won first in a very competitive division. Photo by Bob Keene


It’s a Wrap… The 36th Season, That Is

n their 10-day cruise in big winds, hardy sailors from the Chesapeake Bristol Club (CBC) enjoyed a surprise wine tasting hosted by cruise director Tom Trump; a group stroll through historic Chestertown, MD; and an impromptu birthday fete for CBCer Scott Doran. The fun race from Queenstown, MD, to Worton Creek brought light winds, but the Worton to Bodkin Creek race was a wild ride in 20-knot winds. October’s cruise to the Fells Point Fun Festival organized by Joel Gross was another challenge for hardy sailors in CBC and the Magothy River SA (MRSA). Several sailors willingly drove in on Sunday; no way were we going to miss the annual brunch (left). More delicious fare greeted us at our Oktoberfest hosted by Hunter and Shirley Kennard on Ridout Creek. Thanks to organizers Mickey and Scott Doran, we’ll have yet more great food at Paul’s Homewood Café during our annual luncheon November 13 to pipe in the 2011 officers and award the Commodore’s Cup and Broad Arrow Trophy. Newcomers are always welcome ( —by Deb Coons

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Corinthian Raft-Up Concert


ore than 20 Annapolis Corinthians and Philadelphia Fleet brethren anchored in Shaw Bay September 11 for a mighty fine concert by Them Eastport Oyster Boys and Calico Jack (below). It was an excellent late-summer day with perfect temperatures, a faint breeze, good food, and libations with which to enjoy the evening’s vibrations. Folks gathered around Henry and Pat Meneely’s INSSA, the concert-hosting boat, and dinghied over to raft in a large inflated cluster to hear the performances. The music resonated through slackened minds for much of the night, allowing the next morning’s serenity to remain undisrupted until coffee was brewed ( —by Tom Berry and Millie Tudan

David and Mary Ina Bourdon sail their T34C Celebration in a close race with Paul and Bambi MacPherson and extended family in their Tartan 30 Family Tides. The McClures in Scot Free, a T34-2, took first place in Division 2 of CBTSC’s Regatta.


Annapolis Corinthians prepare for the music of the night.

A Beautiful Day on the Water

ovember brings thoughts of deep snow and sailboat winterizing to Tartan 34 Classic Association (T34C) sailors (above). Not what we really like to do, but we get it done regardless. Elsewhere, November is full of adventure and fine sail-filling winds. Take the Canary Islands, for example. Our favorite Hamburg sailor, Jürgen Mohrmann, is currently poised in Lanzarote, watching the last of the Atlantic hurricanes head west. His trip to Barbados will start this month (—by Grace Holt

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hesapeake Bay Sabre Association (CBSA) sailors celebrated the “Best Performing Sabre in Hospice Class,” with the new perpetual award going to Vern Penner’s 28-foot Graciella, one of the oldest Sabre sailboats on the Chesapeake (above left). Since 2007, CBSA has raised more than $15,000 for hospices in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. This year, seven Sabres took to the water for the Hospice Class—a nonspinnaker “cruiser” fleet that allows sailors to host caregivers onboard during the race. Of 20 boats in that fleet, Graciella corrected to second overall and first in fleet. Other Sabres racing in the Hospice Class finished first, second, and third in Fleet 1 and second and fourth in Fleet 2. During the U.S. Sailboat Show October 8, we christened new members to the Sabre family and the CBSA fleet: new Sabre 456 owners Bob and Phyllis Comeau. Membership is open to those who own Sabre sailboats and Sabreliner powerboats and all Sabre boat enthusiasts ( —by Julie Turner

Heat the Butter, and Pass the Rum!


he Willoughby Racers—the Little Bay faction of the Broad Bay SA— held their Willoughby Memorial Regatta October 2. Some Beach landed into first, Blew J flittered into second, and Stingray stuck her nose into third in Fleet 1. Melantho coughed up a first, Charis secured second, and Aria breezed into third in Fleet 2. Bow Movement rushed into first, Bluejacket flew into second, and Miss B Haven conducted herself into third in Fleet 3. No two boats are alike in this group of racers, literally. Next on tap is the Hot Buttered Rum Race November 6 (


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he Jewish Navy thoroughly enjoyed strolling the docks at the U.S. Sailboat Show and sharing a nosh and news at a local eatery. We now turn our attention to our SpeakerLuncheon events. The first one will be November 14 at Deep Creek Restaurant. Who would figure that the Jewish Navy would focus on the importance of shellfish (crabs and oysters)? Ah, we do recognize their importance in the ecological balance of the Bay. Mick Blackistone will provide a behind-the-scenes look at Bay watermen and the legislation and action that are needed to ensure their viability and vitality. Reserve your spot now. If you would like to hear about Bay watermen and mix and mingle with a group that recognizes that “clones are people two,” contact —by Adiva Sotzsky


Run, Rabbit, Run

ickerson Owners Association boats sailed in the fourth annual Western Shore Roundup September 10-11, which now features a perpetual trophy to be worn by the winning “Sheriff of the Western Shore” (above). Festivities started Friday afternoon with a cookout at the West River SC. Saturday morning brought a dead calm. After several postponements, the fleet was off with a rabbit start in a teasing, very light, easterly. A couple of hours of “dead calm agony” and only two miles from the starting area, Randy “the Rabbit” (Rhythms in Blue) was within a hundred yards of the first mark— now the finish—greedily licking his chops, when he fell into the same black hole as the others. Bill Toth and his 37 Sloop Starry Night roared across the finish first (at one knot), followed by Belle and “the Rabbit.” All others wisely withdrew earlier and headed to the bar ( —by Randy Bruns

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CRUISING CLUB NOTES Everyone Wins at the Rendezvous


uring the Alerion Express 28 Chesapeake Bay Fleet’s annual rendezvous September 25, seven Alerions, nine owners, their guests, and reps of Pearson Composites—builder of the Alerion line of sailboats and sponsor of this year’s rendezvous—gathered at Mears Yacht Haven in Oxford, MD, for casual racing on the Tred Avon River, a reception, and dinner. In 89 degrees, the seven- to 10-knot southerly winds faded as the afternoon sun wore on. The overall winner was Bob and Deirdre Bradway’s Starry Night with a fourth place finish in the first race and a first in the second race. Don and Judie Goodliffe’s Miss Judie (above right) took second place overall, and Paul and Susan Rohrkemper’s Frolic was third. The rest of the fleet took a DNF as the wind went flat calm after Starry Night’s finish, and the flooding current swept the remaining racers past the committee boat. Pat Burke, CEO of Pearson Composites; Scott Bryant, vice president for the Alerion and True North lines; and Michael Sandusky, director of sales for Alerion Express, joined owners and their guests on the deck of the Masthead Restaurant for dinner ( —by Paul Rohrkemper

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ith the West River Catamaran Racing Association in frostbite mode, we look back on some fine Tuesday night racing, the America’s Cup, the Little America’s Cup, the Pumpkin Patch, and other cool events. Cats showed well during the NASS Race to Oxford and Hammond Memorial Race at the Tred Avon YC this September, especially during the post-race parties. Congrats to Kris Hathoway and Ed Mills, respectively ( —by Keith Chapman

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Miss Judie drifts toward the finish line in the falling wind. Photo by Michael Sandusky

Nice job! These are the kind souls who volunteered to help clean up after this year’s SSCA Annapolis Gam. Photo courtesy of Scott and Tina Ligon


Fun in the Bay Sun

eventy-one Seven Seas Cruising Association (SSCA) boats anchored in the Rhode River, and a “bazillion” dinghies deposited about 300 cruisers into the Annapolis GAM (above). To say it was hot would be an understatement, but the festivities September 24-26 at Camp Letts in Edgewater, MD, were unbeatable. As SpinSheet can attest, this is a friendly bunch of super-knowledgeable cruisers. Spencer says, “We had a great time at the SSCA Gam and made several new friends, along with spending time with some old friends. All of the seminars were very good, especially the diesel class, which was my favorite. We bought a sea-drogue at the raffle/ auction, so the $180 went to SSCA. We sold a boatload of extra items during the flea market, which will help offset our haul-out costs a bit. We also sold our kayaks, which will pay for the solar package that I have installed. We all got together on this small island in the anchorage to share food, drinks, and conversation with fellow SSCA cruisers (”


Up the Bay a Piece

ineteen Chesapeake Bay Alberg 30 Association boats attended the Alberg 30 Fall Cruise in early October. We dined at Pirates Cove Inn, Restaurant, and Marina; enjoyed Soup Night in Lake Ogleton; cracked crabs at Cantler’s Riverside Inn; and savored many lovely evening rafts. Led by Mike and Trish Lehman, the event was another super experience. Our last on-the-water event will be a cruise to Broad Creek up the Magothy River November 6-7, also led by the Lehman team on Gilleleje. Our year will end with Picture Night December 5 at the Potapskut Sailing Association Clubhouse in Pasadena, MD ( —by Rolph Townshend

Photo of the last boat to exit the U.S. Sailboat Show by Otto Hetzel


Carl and Sue’s Wind Rose comes off the Bay and heads up the Choptank River for HSA’s night sail to Plaindealing Creek. Photo courtesy of John and Toni Knisley

Pin-Pull Party!

n October 11, Otto and Bonnie Hetzel hosted the Back Creek YC’s “Pull the Pin Breakdown Party” at the Annapolis Waterfront Marriott in a balcony room overlooking the exiting boats at the U.S. Sailboat Show, followed by the first entering powerboat for the next show. John Oberright won the prize for correct answers on Bonnie’s Nautical Definitions Quiz. J. J. Sullivan and Leslie Sturzenberger won the pin-pull pool, guessing the time when Ego Alley was freed up. On October 21, members met for a mid-week Roman Holiday dinner at Carpaccio Italian Restaurant in Annapolis. November 7 brings our annual meeting and party at the Fleet Reserve Club ( —by Otto Hetzel

The Sun Sets on Another Fine Day of Sailing


hree Chesapeake Hunter Sailing Associations (HSA) (Northern Star HSA, HSA Station One, and HSA-Southern Bay) congregated at the booth that Hunter Marine provided during the U.S. Sailboat Show. Station One will hold our annual Meeting/Change of Watch at Lenny’s Restaurant in California, MD November 14 at 2 p.m. In December, we will have our annual Parade of Lights Gala in the Annapolis Waterfront Marriott ( —by Carl Reitz

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Chesapeake Racing Beat We Are the Champions


Annapolis sailor Chris Larson sailing with his daughter, an AYC junior sailor, on Rod Jabin’s victorious Ramrod at the Farr 40 North American Championship Regatta held out of Annapolis YC October 14 to 17. Find more coverage on this event on page 67 and more fall championship racing coverage in the December issue of SpinSheet. Photo by Dan Phelps/SpinSheet

ell, not all of us just yet. Racing sailors on the Chesapeake Bay are earning such titles as the end of October and early November unfold. As sailors from colder harbors stash their sails and haul their boats for the season, we on the Chesapeake Bay are still at it sailing hard and fast until sailing season is really over. Bay sailors aren’t afraid to get wet as long as the fall winds blow, as they proved throughout the month of October in events such as the Beneteau 36.7 North American Championships October 20 to 24 out of host club Annapolis YC and the U.S. Solings Championships held out of Severn SA October 20 to 24. The weekend this issue of SpinSheet hits the docks, racers compete in the J/24 East Coast Championship and the Storm Trysail IRC East Coast Championship Regattas October 29 to 31 off Annapolis. J/35 sailors fend off the chill November 5 to 7 out of the West River SC for the Mid-Atlantic Championship Regatta, held a week later this year so as not to compete with other regattas. Out-of-town sailors ask us, “Does SpinSheet publish 12 issues per year?” The answer is always, “Yes.” Our December issue will be jam-packed with Chesapeake racing coverage. Then, there are various frostbite series, winter seminars, tropical escapes, and an exciting southern racing circuit to consider as we pop a cork in celebration of 2010 and look ahead to the January pilgrimage to Key West…


Key West Race Week will unfold January 17 to 21, 2011. Photo by Shannon Hibberd/SpinSheet

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Key West Obsessed

ho isn’t? The event so many Chesapeake sailors aspire to participate in, Key West Race Week, presented by Nautica, will unfold January 17 to 21, 2011. Competitors have fewer than 80 days to make a game plan for their teams and arrange accommodations. A few discounted hotels, discounted dockage offerings, and boat transport options are listed on the event website: premier-racing. com. Chesapeake Bay entries are rolling in at print time. We will keep you posted on Bay sailors racing in the 2010 regatta, which race committee members will comprise the typically huge Chesapeake contingent, and what’s new for racers and families to do shoreside in the southernmost party spot in the country. Stay tuned.

Ramrod Wins Rolex Farr 40 North American Championship


Reporting by Sara Proctor

ompetitors and regatta organizers witnessed a spectacular day of racing on the Chesapeake Bay for the final day of the 2010 Rolex North American Championship hosted by the Annapolis YC (AYC). Bay sailors couldn’t have asked for a better combination of breeze, comfortable temperatures, and sunshine. While Friday and Saturday challenged crews with high winds in excess of 25 knots and puffs in the low 30s, Sunday’s forecast was a bit lighter with a consistent 10-15 knots of west-southwesterly breeze. Annapolis skipper Rod Jabin and tactician Chris Larson led the crew of Ramrod (winner of the 2010 Annapolis NOOD Regatta) to an incredible overall win with seven bullets in eight completed races and an 11-point lead over second-place competitor, Helmut Jahn’s Flash Gordon, the 2009 winner. A strong third place showing went to Kevin McNeil and the crew of Nightshift (28 points overall) making them the winner of the Corinthian trophy this year. Heading into the final day of racing, Ramrod had only seven points after an exceptional Saturday performance. Preben Ostberg, Todd Olds, and Bud Dailey’s Annapolis-based Tsunami had a great final day despite a little kite trouble at the gate in the first race and finished with a sixth and a third securing them fifth place overall, just behind Erik Wulff’s Endorphin (winner of 2010 Annapolis Race Week), who took a fourth and a fifth for the day (37 points overall) and sailed some great downwind legs, rounding in the top half of the pack several times. Yellow Jacket, run by the Bulman/ Scholz Syndicate, pulled out an exciting second-place finish in Sunday’s last race, just in time to watch the crew of Ramrod douse each other in celebratory champagne. Young Opti sailors from AYC’s Junior Program who demonstrated excellent sportsmanship and sailing ability were welcomed onboard the Farr 40s for the final day of racing. It was smiles all around, as the kids waved at the photographers and eagerly anticipated tacks. The Chesapeake Bay Farr 40 fleet heartily welcomed this competition to Annapolis, made an outstanding showing at this year’s event, and looks forward to many other successful regattas here on the Chesapeake Bay and beyond. This event would not have been possible without the generous support and of its sponsors: Rolex, Liljenquist & Beckstead, Vineyard Vines, Van Gogh Blue Vodka, Noble Vintners, Appleton’s Rum, Flying Dog, the Boatyard Bar & Grill, 360 Automation, and the Chesapeake Farr 40Class.

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Erik Wulff’s Endorphin crew enjoy great fall sailing in the 2010 Farr 40 Nationals. Photo by Dan Phelps/SpinSheet

The Annapolis-based Tsunami crew heading out to the race course, as the U.S. Powerboat Show unfolded at City Dock. Photo by Dan Phelps/SpinSheet

Winner of the 2010 Farr 40 North American Championship, Rod Jabin and his crew on Ramrod, heading toward Kevin McNeil’s Nightshift team, which despite a few hard knocks, moved on to finish third overall. Photo by Dan Phelps/SpinSheet

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Cupid Bags Two at Turkey Shoot by Ellen Dugan

After Joe Waters tied the knot with fellow sailor Linda Meneghini after the Hospice Turkey Shoot Regatta October 9 and 10, he found out he had won his class. Photo by Ellen Dugan

Never a ship sails out of bay but carries my heart as a stowaway. Georgia Poet Roselle Mercier Montgomery


s the warm, gentle breeze of romance replaced racing wind in this year’s pursuit race of the Hospice Turkey Shoot Regatta (HTSR), Cupid took aim and fired at least two well-placed arrows. One of them hit Linda Meneghini, a former crew member of Helen Quinby’s Avalon II. The other lodged firmly in the heart of Captain Joe Waters, skipper of Birthday Party. “It was his blue eyes that did it,” said Linda. As she spoke, she threw up her hands in a mock display of surrender to the inevitability and unpredictability of love, as if to protest that there was truly nothing else a girl could do under the circumstances. The circumstances, like race results generally, are somewhat murky. Apparently, the romance was originally kindled by an unfavorable, or at least unprintable, story concerning Joe’s behavior during a previous Turkey Shoot. It’s not known if the Avalon II was actively involved, but since the story’s narrator was Linda’s longtime friend and sailing mate, Captain Quinby, one suspects that it was. It should be noted here that Turkey Shooters, no matter how high or low their PHRF rating, have been known to become seriously aggressive and occasionally even boisterous while racing. “It has something to do with their hair color and muscle tone as well as the size of their sails,” according to psychiatrists who study these things. Usually the aggression is not serious enough to warrant medical attention according to these experts, and it dissipates completely with a cold beer when the race is over. 68 November 2010 SpinSheet

But to get back to Cupid’s mission. Following the presumably unfavorable story, Linda contacted Joe, perhaps out of curiosity or maybe because she had seen his blue eyes? We’re not sure of Linda’s motivation, but in this area we must respect her privacy. Once contact was made, well, what is there left to say? Like a jib and a mainsail, the couple clicked. First on the Internet and then in real life. Now the two will be sailing through life together as man and wife, captain and first mate onboard the Birthday Party. According to Joe, Linda “controls the water.” And according to

Linda, Joe “controls the boat.” So between them, everything will be under control on their way to Lexington, SC, Joe’s homeport. Linda and Joe were married following the conclusion of this year’s HTSR at the Yankee Point Sailboat Marina in Lancaster, VA. Among the guests were friends from South Carolina and Virginia, including longtime race participants and a previous HTSR winner, Lee Williams, who is the captain of Poe Bird, who fell overboard in last year’s race. “They duct taped me into the boat this year,” he says. The Godspeed putting on a show at the Hospice Turkey Shoot Regatta October 9 and 10. Photo by Ellen Dugan

While Linda and Joe were busy getting married, race officials under committee chair John McConnico, were even busier. They worked steadily throughout the afternoon and well into the evening, tabulating, doublechecking, and then re-tabulating race results. With eyelids held open with toothpicks, they continued working late into the night and well into the next day. According to one bleary-eyed volunteer, no one had told him that shift work would be involved. The results showed that Joe had won this year’s Lightning Division. He will represent the Turkey Shoot in the National Hospice Regatta. Skipper Bob Fleck in Horizon placed second, and Aerwana, skippered by Billy McCarty, was third. In the Flying Cloud Division, Scuba Kat, skippered by Michael Chesser, placed first; Ladybug with Skipper Ned Crocket, second; and Skipper Peter Knight in Salute, third. Among long-term rivals, Skipper Wayland Rennie in Trilogy placed first in the Green Fleet; and Poe Bird under Skipper Lee Williams won in the Blue Fleet. The HTSR is held each year to benefit Hospice Support Services of the Northern Neck, Riverside Hospice Agencies, Inc. of Tappahannock and Walter Reed. According to HTSR committee member Karen Knull, all monies raised in the event go to support services for local hospice clients. “Funds are raised locally and used locally,” she says. For a complete listing of race results, go to For a report on how Linda and Joe are doing, wait until next year’s regatta. “We have to come back for our anniversary,” they say.


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A wonderful venue with plenty of docked boats and boats at anchor on Mill Creek at the Good Old Boat Regatta in Annapolis. Photo by Molly Winans/SpinSheet

Yet Another Successful Good Old Boat Regatta by Alfred Poor


he 11th Good Old Boat Regatta (GOBR) was held Saturday and Sunday, October 9 and 10, off Annapolis. This annual event for boats “of a certain maturity” has come to be known as “the boat race for the rest of us.” For the first time in years, the organizers were able to get the race completed on both days, thanks to wonderful weather. Warm weather with enough wind (though the Sunday start was delayed a short while until the breeze filled in) made for two beautiful fall days of sailing out on the Chesapeake Bay. The GOBR is designed to be friendly to racing and non-racing skippers alike. If three or more boats of the same model enter, they can have their own class start and race as a one-design fleet. There are also handicap classes for fin and full keel designs. This year’s fleet included class starts for the following models: Alberg 30, Cal 25, Cal 36, Pearson 30, Pearson Triton, Tartan 30, and Tartan 34C.

Let’s hear it for the Checkmate ladies in red! Top row: Cindi Gibson (skipper waving with awards presenter Charlie Husar). Bottom row: Jean Aiden, Karla Donatelli, Stacy Renauld, and Leslie Hester (with Marty Lostrom assisting with awards).

Pat Nolan shows off his first place award for winning the Pearson 30 class on Adventure.

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The top finishers (on corrected time) in the handicap classes on Saturday were Chandelle, a C&C 40 skippered by Peter Holden in the fin class, and Fandango, a Pearson 35 with Tony Silvio at the helm. On Sunday, the fin race was won by Odyssey, John Steinle’s Catalina 27, and Fandango again took the honors in the full keel class. An award ceremony and party followed the race on both days at Sailor’s Wharf on Mill Creek off Whitehall Bay. As in years past, a music jam broke out at the Saturday evening session, led by Tartan sailors Tom Wells and Alfred and Bebe Poor. GOBR founder Charlie Husar also joined in to lead a few numbers. The GOBR is organized by the Shearwater SC and sponsored by Good Old Boat Magazine. The event receives additional support from Herr Foods. Among the many volunteers who help make the event possible, Bob and Cindi Gibson of Sailor’s Wharf provide a site for the race gatherings, as well as their motorboat Crescent Moon, which served as the race committee boat on both days. Find complete results at goodoleboat. com.

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David Shiff accepts his first-place award for the Tartan 34C class from Marty Lostrom at the Good Old Boat Regatta October 9. Photo by Molly Winans/SpinSheet

The Triton and Tartan 34C fleets cross the line at the start of the Good Old Boat Regatta on Saturday, October 9 off Annapolis. Photo by Sam Eckersley

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The Pride of Baltimore II took line honors in the 2010 Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race in October by sailing from Annapolis to Portsmouth, VA, in 13 hours and 13 minutes. She placed second in her class in corrected time, with Summerwind in first. Photo by Sara Proctor/SpinSheet

The Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race 2010


ongratulations to the winners and all participants of the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race (and festivities) October 12 to 16! The Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race 2010 started under dark and stormy skies off Annapolis October 14. Competitors raced down the Bay quickly into clearing skies with some reporting starry skies for their arrival in Portsmouth. Photo by Sara Proctor/SpinSheet

The Lynx crew demonstrates why hoods with good drawstrings are important features of foul weather gear during a wet schooner race start October 14. Photo by Sara Proctor/SpinSheet

Lady Patty moving along at a good clip under dreary skies in a choppy Chesapeake at the start of the GCBSR 2010. Photo by Sara Proctor/SpinSheet

Awards The Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race Perpetual Trophy was awarded to Adventurer 56 with Art Birney at the helm for the best corrected time at Thimble Shoal of eight hours, 40 minutes, and 48 seconds. The Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race Clock was awarded for line honors at Thimble Shoal for the fastest schooner in the race, the Pride of Baltimore II with Captain Jan Miles at the helm and an elapsed time of 13 hours and 13 minutes. The Howdy Bailey Buckle was awarded to a B or C Fleet schooner for line honors at Windmill Point to Sally B, sailed by Daniel McLeod, with an elapsed time of 11 hours and 43 minutes. The Black Dog Trophy was created to honor the individuals who support the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race in the spirit of Captain Lane Briggs (19322005), the founder of the GCBSR. In 2010, Ken, Ellen, and Jennifer Kaye on Woodwind received this recognition. 72 November 2010 SpinSheet

Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race Results Class AA—127 nautical miles 1. Summerwind

Jonathan Kabak

Kings Point, NY

2. Pride of Baltimore II

Jan Miles

Baltimore, MD

3. Lynx

Jamie Trost

Newport Beach, CA

Class A—127 nautical miles 1. Adventurer 56

Art Birney

Annapolis, MD

2. Prom Queen

Roger Worthington

Cambridge, MD

3. Woodwind

Ken & Ellen Kaye

Annapolis, MD

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Daniel MacLeod

Galesville, MD

2. Russamee

Michael Brown

Beaufort, NC

3. Martha White

Bob Kay

Chestertown, MD

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Paul Gray

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Tyler Moore and Jesse Falsone rock the 5O5 East Coast Championships. Photo by Lin McCarthy


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t was called the 5O5 East Coast Championships and rightfully so. Competitors from up and down the Atlantic seaboard raced off Hampton Flats at the regatta September 24 to 26. There also were two boats registered from San Diego, CA, and one from Chicago, IL, racing among Virginians, North Carolinians, New Yorkers, Marylanders, Rhode Islanders, and Bay Staters from Massachusetts. It was an interesting mix of super competitive 5O5 racers. The 20 5O5s faced all sorts of conditions over the three days, from moderate breezes to wind piping into the upper teens and higher on the final day. When all was said and done, the team of Tyler Moore (Hampton, VA) and Jesse Falsone (Annapolis) won the championship. The Chicago team of Craig Thompson and JB Turney took second place. Macy Nelson (MD) and Chris Brady (MD) scored third. John McCarthy of host club Hampton YC was the principal race officer. For full results, visit Two weeks later, Moore and Geoff Ewenson (Annapolis) were victorious in the 17boat 5O5 fleet at the Heineken High Performance Dinghy Open at American YC in New York. For results, visit

505 ECC gate launch (Captain Pete Burch, Rob Stevens, and Richard Biggs) guards the pathfinder as 5O5s crash through the starting line. Photo by Lin McCarthy

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by Sue Mikulski and Al Schreitmueller

uring the summer of 1950, the Gibson Island Yacht Squadron (GIYS) and Sailing Club of the Chesapeake (SCC) held a joint cruise. A “cruise-race” is often a part of such an event, as a way to intermix racers and cruisers at the after-race raft party. Mystery handicappers do their best to ensure that all have a fair shot at the prizes. On this particular cruise, an especially fine time was had, and at the party, a challenge was put forth between the clubs for a team race. As the story goes, the question was posited “What shall we race for?” At roughly that time, an old broom went floating by, and someone exclaimed, “We shall race for that broom!” Plaques for each year’s winner adorn the handle, and the original broom is displayed prominently in the main dining room of GIYS with the burgee of the winning club hanging from it. September 18 was a gorgeous day to sail 210s for the 59th running of the Race To Win the Broom, the longest running team race event this side of the Mississippi. PRO Geoff Wadsworth was able to get three races off back to back for SCC to win the sweep in under two hours with a triangle course with port roundings. Each boat sailed with a junior, ages 13 to 18. The three SCC juniors were all 13 years old and had a blast. Thanks to the SCC team for the sweep: skippers Fredrik Salveson, John White, and Kenny Saylor (who drove up from Hampton, VA), as well as crew Bruce Empey, Al Schreitmueller, Art Libby, Jr., and juniors Lilli Salveson, Kyle Schwitzer, and Kyle Comerford. Three of the skippers between the two clubs sailed with juniors onboard and were beaming with pride at the end of the day. The on-the-water judges were very busy, and a special thanks goes to Joe Krolak and Jack Lynch for taking time out of their busy schedules to keep our racing fair. GIYS skippers were commodore Walter Mitchell, Murray Leigh, and Courtney Jenkins with juniors Henry Leigh, Aubrey Barringer, and Catherine Mitchell.                                    .

Drifting on the River for a Good Cause

T Each Race to Win the Broom boat sailed with a junior aged 13 to 18.

Thanks to John Patmore for a wonderful job coordinating the logistics and fine tuning the details of this annual event, as well as the race committee with chairman Ed Paglee, commodore Joe Morris, Joe Tierney, GIYS representative Ed Rich, Ron Peterson, Sue Mikulski, Ken Comerford, Diane and Joe Jackins, Don Bradbury, Joe Tierney, and Donna Schlegel. Also thanks to Ron Peterson for the Signal Boat, and Kenny Commerford for the leeward mark boat, as well as Geoff Wadsworth for his Shamrock 24 that the umpires used. At the awards ceremony and cookout following racing, both teams were winners and shared the camaraderie that was developed many years ago. Harbor Master Denver Sanner gave the usual outstanding service to all involved with their boats. GIYS issued a challenge to commodore Morris to win the broom back in 2011, and SCC accepted. The 60th anniversary will be a “sweeping” event.

by Nelson Pacheco

his year’s National Capital Leukemia Cup Regatta brought my wife, Betty, and me full circle to where we began sailing 16 years ago in the Daingerfield Island SC (DISC) Tuesday night races on the Potomac. We began at the back of the fleet, but eventually managed a few podium finishes… Later we bought a faster boat, moved her to Annapolis, and did the full CBYRA series for several years, where we were not having nearly as much fun as when we finished in the back of the pack on the Potomac with the many friends we had made… I retired a few years ago and moved the boat to Quantico, VA, in the middle Potomac, where we became fair-weather, sunset-cruise, wine-and-cheese sailors. We joined the local Quantico YC and met some fine sailors and racers there. For us, river racing became a distant memory until this year,



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Action at the Hospice Cup off Annapolis September 25. Photo by Al Schreitmueller/SpinSheet

when Pat Williams, against whom we had raced at DISC, asked if we could help him on the committee boat at this year’s Leukemia Cup Regatta. We jumped at the chance, not only to serve on a boat with a certified race officer, but to see old friends. The Potomac threw everything it had at the racing fleet this year, except high wind. All of the other old familiar challenges were there: light air, strong currents, shallow water, passenger ferries, and even vortices from airplane wings. And the river did not let down her orneriness. As soon as we started the first race, what little wind we had died, only to return as soon as we finished the day’s races. In between, we saw it all, including a general recall, fluky winds, tricky currents, and a cruise ship interrupting a starting sequence. At the end of the race, more than 30 boats in three fleets, with two fleets finishing on crossing legs, one upwind and one downwind, were about to cross the line at the same time. The non-spins were about to finish when the wind slackened, the current slowed them down, and the spinnakers finished first with help from the current. A few minutes later, Steve Deatherage of Circe was the first non-spin boat to approach the line at the far pin end. We were about to give him the first place horn, but mere yards away from finishing, we see his boat slow, then stop, then (oh gosh!) the anchor came out. Uh oh! The wind was dead at that end, and the current was picking up. What little wind was left was at our committee boat. Would anyone see the cat paws on the water? Deatherage sat at the pin end for a good 30 minutes, allowing Ray Boisevert (Stacy Lynn) from Quantico to stealthily head to the committee boat at the Virginia end and get within 10 yards of finishing. “Get the gun ready!” “Oh no… The wind’s dying again!” “Ray is drifting away!” “Goodbye, Ray!” Fifteen minutes later here came Marcia Green (Time Sweep) from DISC, ready for victory. Again, the wind died. Now, here came Bob Lang (Good Trade) from Quantico, and this time he kept pushing, pushing, pushing, and … yes! Lang crossed the line, got the first place horn, and popped his champagne bottle. Overall, Martin Howell (Truculent Turtle) and Alan Rubenstein (Indecision) won the two spinnaker classes, Chris McGraw (Rebbeca) and Bill Davenport (Runneth Over) won the two non-spin classes, and Tom Cordell (Nova) won the Corinthian class. Most importantly, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society won, with more than $160,000 raised! 76 November 2010 SpinSheet

Racers Raise Funds for Hospice


he 29th Hospice Cup unfolded Saturday, September 25 off Annapolis. Sixty-eight boats vied for sponsored trophies and class awards, and sailors enjoyed a shoreside auction and party. Thank you to the sponsors, donors, and sailors—particularly junior sailors who were top notch fundraisers in 2010—for helping Hospice Cup raise more than $200,000 for participating hospices.  Hospice Cup is a charity regatta, which raises funds for hospice programs throughout Maryland, Washington, DC, and Northern Virginia. Participating hospices use these funds to continue to offer quality, end-of-life care to patients, their families, and friends. Find results at and information on this popular regatta and how you can get involved at hospice


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.S. Sailing members may play their part in history by submitting nominations for the top American sailors of 2010. The Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards recognize one male and one female sailor for their outstanding individual achievements on the water at national and international events during the calendar year. By making a nomination, you are automatically entered to win two tickets to the awards ceremony on Friday, February 25, 2011, in the Model Room of the New York YC in Manhattan, with travel and accommodations provided by Rolex and U.S. Sailing. A slate of nominees, determined by the membership of U.S. Sailing, is presented to a panel of sailing journalists, who together discuss the merits of each and then vote to determine the ultimate winners. Nominees must be U.S. citizens who are currently eligible to represent the United States in international competition. Bora Gulari and Anna Tunnicliffe, the 2009 winners, were the latest additions to the list of accomplished sailors, many of whom won a world championship, Olympic medal, class national championship, or U.S. Sailing championship. Established in 1961 by U.S. Sailing, these esteemed awards have been sponsored by Rolex Watch U.S.A. since 1980. To make a nomination by November 30 and learn more, visit

ODU graduate Anna Tunnicliffe won U.S. Sailing’s Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year for 2008 and 2009. Photo by Walter Cooper

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ith 7500 nautical miles separating Annapolis and New Zealand, it’s remarkable how many sailors from that part of the world end up here on the Chesapeake Bay. Sailmaker Jason Currie is among them. The native of Tauranga—about two hours south of Auckland—began sailing at the age of three with his dad on a 17-foot trailer-sailer. “I have really good memories sailing with my dad,” he says. The two of them raced often and won the Ross 780 National Championships a couple of times. Currie raced Optis and P-class dinghies and eventually Laser 2s and 470s. He launched a 470 Olympic campaign for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, GA, before realizing how expensive it would be to follow through. Currie’s four-year apprenticeship as a sailmaker is what led him to Annapolis through Quantum Sails, still a fledgling company when he arrived in the States in 1997. “I wanted to travel,” he says. “I was young; I jumped on the opportunity.” It was a three-year contract, but then, he met his wife Cameron. Thirteen years, a wedding, a child, a house purchase, and a few promotions later, the Quantum service loft manager turned sails representative happily calls Annapolis home. In the past decade, Currie has competed in a wide variety of boats, including the Reichel-Pugh 52, Swan 45, Farr 40, Farr 30, J/24, J/22, and Laser in various sailing venues—Key West, St. Marten, Newport, and Chicago—as well as in major Chesapeake regattas for big boats and Lasers. Annapolis Race Week has been a lucky regatta for Currie, as he was on the winning Farr 40 Ramrod in 2007, the first-place Sport Boat Problem Child in 2008, and the on the Farr 40 Endorphin in 2010. He’s also been a team member on the RP 52 Vela Veloce this season for victorious Rolex St. Thomas and U.S. IRC National Championship Regattas and secondplace finishes at the BVI, Heineken, and Caribbean 600 Regattas. When he’s not racing for work and pleasure, Currie cruises with his wife and daughter McKenzie on an Erickson 30. “I enjoyed sailing so much with my dad as a kid, I love passing on that experience to my daughter,” he says. “Traveling as much as I do for work, it makes me really appreciate spending time with my family.”

SpinSheet: Who are your sailing mentors and buddies? My dad, Scott Nixon, Joe Gibson, Geoff Ewenson, David Flynn, and the entire Vela Veloce crew.

What is your favorite racing venue in the world? Tauranga, New Zealand, where I grew up. It’s on the east coast, but it has its own harbor, perfect for dinghy sailing, but with an entrance to the Pacific—you’re 30 minutes from perfect sea breeze and ocean conditions.



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Do you have a favorite sailing memory from this season? I went cruising with my family up the Magothy River for an overnighter by Gibson Island. Everything was perfect—the weather, the sailing, and just seeing my wife and daughter having a great time.

What kind of music do you listen to? I’m a fan of Crowded House, Split Enz, and most classic rock. I’ll admit I’m a little bit of an 80s fan as well!

What television shows do you watch? When you have kids, you barely have time to watch, but I like Dexter, True Blood, and Boardwalk Empire.

What magazines do you read? SpinSheet, Seahorse, and This Old House Magazine.

Do you have any non-sailing passions? I like renovating and updating our 1985 house. I put in a new kitchen and bathroom. Once I start a project, I’m the type of person that has to finish it.

What sailing gear do you depend on? Musto salopettes, a Musto spray top, Musto gloves, and Dubarry boots.

If a young racing sailor asked you for advice, what would you say? Stay in school [laughs]! Go sailing—with and against—really good sailors. That’s how you learn. The learning curve gets much steeper when you’re with skilled sailors. Jump at those opportunities.

What are your sailing goals? I’d like to win a world championship. In the near future, I’d like to do more offshore sailing and learn more about navigation and onboard electronics.

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It’s Alive! The Shoreline, That Is

The Deltaville (VA) Yachting Center and Friends of the Rappahannock recently installed a Living Shoreline Demonstration Project (right) at the marina. Forty-five volunteers installed 300-pound biodegradable coir logs made of palm bark and planted wetland vegetation to stabilize an eroding shoreline. Photo courtesy of

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Biana and Steve Arentz, who operate Hemingway’s Restaurant on Kent Island, MD, will close their doors after 20 years of business. They plan to open a smaller restaurant at Castle Harbor Marina on the Chester River. The Bay Bridge Marina Yacht Club plans to renovate and reopen Hemingway’s in March 2011.

Techs in High Places

The Deltaville Boatyard recently added its 10th American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) Certified Master Technician. Louis Hensley (see right, fourth from the left) brings the total to 13 ABYC certified technicians working full time at Deltaville Boatyard’s Jackson Creek facility.

Some of Deltaville Boatyard’s “A Team” of technicians (L-R): Chuck Ruble, Eric Valliere, Mack McCreary, Louis Hensley, Bruce Greenwood, Jon Morris, Jim Rice, Caleb Thompson, Christy Gray, and Keith Ruse. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Holloway

Fences Full of Bay Flavor

During the Oxford Business Association’s second annual Picket Fence Auction October 2, about 140 people enjoyed live music by Jim Fodrie, appetizers and drinks prepared by local restaurants, and silent and live auctions. Seventeen picket fences were sold during the evening to support local good-deed-doers. The highest bid for a fence came from Wendy Gibson, who purchased the fence called “Oxford’s Old Fashioned 4th of July” (right), painted by Mimi Starke. Starke’s charity—the Salvation Army—received a check for $1650. Photo courtesy of

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27’ Catalina REDRUM: The angst of fleet 8 offered for sale, fully race ready. Price as is, $4,975 minus rebate., (443) 846-7923., Joel David 703587-9920,

has had everything upgraded or replaced! Yanmar 1GM10 w/250 hrs., 155 genoa w/Furlex furler, main w/3 reefs, many upgrades, dodger, bimini & connector, new hatches & ports, standing rigging, traveler, rigid boom vang, refrigeration, includes in-hatch AC. This boat is ready to sail away! $13,000 obo Call (302) 836-3678 or email saillrn@

27’ Catalina ‘74. New Main, 2 Jibs, new cushions, 8 hp Johnson OB, Lewmar 2 speed winches, depth sounder. Deck, hull & bottom painted 2010. Must see. 410-477-8607. YoungsBoatYard. com

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

28.5 Hunter ‘87 sailboat, 5 sails, Yanmar 2GM, Custom cabin, new standing rigging and furler in 2004, located in NYC harbor. $15,750 Call 609-921-6798 or e-mail

28’ Classic Sabre ’73 w/Atomic-4 Good cond. Tiller steering, furling jib. Northern Bay. Best offer. Lee (570) 650-5360.

29’ Bristol 29.9 ’80 Kestrel Classic Herreshoff design, many upgrades, unique light mahogany interior, immaculate. $27,500 Photos and specs at Contact Michelle at Gratitude Yachting (410) 708-4416.

30’ Cape Dory, Cutter Rig ’80 Completely refurbished in 2007. New bottom barrier coat, new Imron topsides, self furling head and stay sails. Great blue water cruiser!! $27K mrles143@aol. com, (443) 480-1408. Catalina 30 ’78 Standard rig, tiller,

27’ Hunter 27X ’07 One owner, fresh water, boat, very easy to handle and race, includes mainsail, jib, 2 asymmetrical spinnakers, one masthead, one fractional, $59,500, storage and delivery included. Boat is in Ohio. call Bruce @ 419-901-0117, or email

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27’ Hunter ’83 Draft: 3’3” This boat

AP, depth, chart plotter, VHF, spinnaker, new head new cushions. Turn-key, very clean, 2009 bottom paint. Lying in Annapolis $23,000 (240) 731-9067, pics available.

30’ Catalina ‘78 Tall rig, wheel, RF, depth, speed, upgraded cushions, new head, fresh paint, Moyer rebuilt Atomic-4 low hrs, many extras $9,500 obo, (410) 318-9432.

30’ Pearson ’73 Sailboat For Sale Located in Deale MD. Boat is in sound condition with a 30-hp engine. Call John with any questions: (540) 2200294. Asking $6,500 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 ’84 Ted Gozzard designed; Canadian built Bayfield 32 is a great example of a classic coastal cutter. She recently sailed from the Florida Keys. Engine and hull are in good solid condition. $29,950 Boatshed Annapolis (703)855-4408, email: Visit our web:

32’ Bayfield ’87 Beautiful Gozzard design, NEW: Harken furling system, running rigging, traveler, fully battened main by N/S, + many extras. Deale, MD. George - Integrity Yacht Sales (301) 641-3018,


Catalina ‘99 Exceptionally well maintained and equipped for cruising: AC, windlass/washdown, upgraded electrical, refrigeration and more. $76,000 Full details at

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33’ Contest ‘73 Lloyds 100A1 construction, 5’4” encapsulated lead keel, v- berth, head, galley, Raymarine A-65 w/depth and new DGPS, new 110 system, mahogany interior. Location in Hampton, VA area (703) 819-9973, $7,850



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more than you expect 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,,

34’ Schock 34PC ’88 Reduced to $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@

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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

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

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

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

37’ Tartan ’76 New Harken furler, SSB, radar, AP, solar, fridge, windlass, ’08 FB mainsail, inverter. Budget cruiser, go now. Sweet sailing S&S design. $32,000,, (301) 974-2620.

31’ Island Packet Cutter ’86 A great cruising yacht that is at home in the Bahamas or the Bay. Shoal 4’ draft goes just about anywhere. Price REDUCED to $47,500. 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. or call 410-6262851. 38’ C&C Landfall ’82 The C&C 38s are dry sailing performance oriented cruisers with a turn of speed when needed. This is a substantial and quality built boat. If you are in the market for a quality cruiser, you need to see Wise Craic. Asking $49,900. See pics and specs at www.adventure-yachts. com or call 410-626-2851. ,Wise Craic. Asking $49,900. See pics and specs at or call 410626-2851. 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. or call 410-6262851. 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

28’ Aloha ‘83 Nice “pocket cruiser” for bay or coastal sailing, or further. Wheel steering, full keel. 6’ hdrm. Many recent upgrades. $24,500 Pics at Call Jonathan 804-436-4484

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

30’ Baba ‘83 Classic Perry designed canoe stern, full keel, heavy displacement, pocket cruiser. Lots of upgrades & cruising gear. $49,900 Check it out at then call Jonathan 804-436-4484 30’ Sabre 30 MK III ’88 One of the cleanest, best maintained boats on the market today! Perfect Chesapeake Bay cruiser. Looks like a boat many years newer! $48,500. Charles (410) 2678181 or charles@annapolisyachtsales. com. 34’ Beneteau 343 ‘08 Clean & well equipped w/roller furling main, reverse cycle heat & air, windlass, chartplotter, A/P and more. A MUST SEE! Call Denise (410)267-8181 or

36’ Beneteau 361 ’01-’02 Two 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 410267-8181 or tim@annapolisyachtsales. com 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 39’ Beneteau ’02 Extremely clean, 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

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40’ Beneteau Oceanis 400 ‘93 Designed by Finot and built by Beneteau USA. Performance, comfort, safety and true ease of handling. $119,000 Call Paul Rosen 410-267-9191 or 40’ Sabre 402 ‘00 “Drop dead” gorgeous boat! . Black hull, cream deck, cherry interior, amazing galley, new mainsail, air/heat, radar. $249,000. Check it out at, then call Jonathan (804) 436-4484. 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

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 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 $135,000. 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

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.

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. 4801073.

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

Martin Heard Falmouth Cutter 28 ’97 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.

38’ Hunter 376 ’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. $88,000 (757) 480-1073.

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., (757) 4801073.

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

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.

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

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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

Hunter 326 ’03 3 cabin layout, 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 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 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 410903-1830

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

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) 276-1774 for complete details. Email:,, www. 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) 2761774 for complete details. Email:, www. 32’ Hunter ’02 Very clean, full main, RF, dodger, bimini, Air/Heat, $75,500 Call Tony Tumas Cell: (443) 5535046 (day or eve), Office: (800) 2761774 for complete details. Email:, www. 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) 2761774 Email: tony@greatblueyachts. com Catalina 34 ’87 Very clean interior, AC, dinghy, OB, $42,500 Call Tony Tumas cell: (443) 553-5046 (day or eve), office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details. Email: tony@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) 553-5046 (day or eve), Office: (800) 276-1774 for complete details. Email:, www.

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

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33 LS-10 33 '01 ...................................$49,900.00 25 Catalina 250 '95.............................$14,500.00 38 33 X Yachts 332 '02.........................$119,000.00 27 Hunter 27 '05 ................................$49,000.00 38 34 Beneteau First 10R '06 ..............$132,000.00 28 Beneteau 281 '87 ..........................$36,000.00 38 34 Catalina 34 MkII '01......................$84,000.00 28 Beneteau 285 '90 ..........................$24,900.00 38 28 Bristol Channel Cutter 28 '81 '87 2 from $99,900.00 34 Pearson 34 '84...............................$29,900.00 39 34 Westerly Seahawk '85 .................$65,000.00 28 Aloha 28 '83...................................$24,500.00 39 35 Beneteau 351 '87 '94...... 2 from $69,500.00 29 Bristol 29.9.....................................$29,900.00 40 35 Catalina 350 '04...........................$138,500.00 29 Cal 2-29 '73....................................$12,500.00 40 35 Schock Sloop 35 '01.....................$74,900.00 30 Baba 30 '83.....................................$49,900.00 40 35 Tartan 3500 '04...........................$179,900.00 30 C&C 30 '88 ....................................$49,500.00 40 35 Wauquiez Pretorian 35 '85 ........$74,900.00 30 Custom Gaff Rig Schooner '59..$37,500.00 40 36 Albin Trawler 36 '79 '81 2 from$52,500.00 30 Sea Sailor 30...................................$44,500.00 40 36 Bayfield Cutter 36 '87..................$87,900.00 30 Nonsuch 30 '87 .............................$58,900.00 40 36 Beneteau 361 '00 '02 2 from.....$92,900.00 30 O'Day 30 '81..................................$12,500.00 40 36 Beneteau 36.7 04 ........................$114,900.00 30 Pearson 303 '84.............................$27,900.00 40 36 Cheoy Lee 36 '69..........................$69,900.00 30 William Garden 30 '62...............$49,500.00 40 36 Gozzard Cutter 36 '87 ..............$115,000.00 31 Beneteau 31 '08...........................$112,000.00 41 36 Mariner Ketch 36 '79...................$68,500.00 31 Beneteau 311 '01 ..........................$55,000.00 41 36 Monk 36 '05 .................................$249,000.00 31 O'Day 31 '86..................................$26,900.00 41 36 Morris 36 '87 ...............................$139,900.00 32 Beneteau 321 '99 ..........................$65,900.00 41 36 Sabre 362 '92 ...............................$129,900.00 32 Beneteau 323 '04 '05...... 2 from $77,900.00 42 37 Beneteau Evasion 37 '82..............$69,000.00 32 Halvorsen Island Gypsy 32 '03.$189,900.00 42 37 Lord Nelson Victory Tug '86...$175,000.00 32 Hunter Vision 32 '91....................$34,900.00 42 37 Nordic Tug 37 '99 ......................$279,900.00 33 Beneteau 331 '05 ..........................$99,000.00 42 38 Beneteau First 38 '83 ...................$49,900.00 33Chesapeake Hans Christian 33 '92 ................$109,500.00 INFO ANNAPOLISYACHTSALES COM WWW 42 Bay Sailing



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’06 ’07 ’08 Beneteau 343 3 from $119,900

Bristol 38.8 '86 ............................$109,000.00 Hunter 380 '01 ............................$118,000.00 Pearson True North 38 '02 '04 2 from $249,000.00 Wauquiez Hood 38 MKII '84.....$99,900.00 Beneteau 390 '91 ..........................$84,900.00 Beneteau 393 '02 '03....2 from $139,000.00 Beneteau First 40 '11 .................$249,000.00 Beneteau Oceanis 400 '93 ........$119,500.00 C&C 40 '80 ...................................$59,500.00 C&C 40 C/B '79 ............................$50,000.00 Catalina 400 '95...........................$124,900.00 Grand Soliel 40B '07 ..................$359,900.00 Hunter 40.5 '95 .............................$99,000.00 Palmer Johnson NY 40 '78 .........$59,900.00 Hinckley Bermuda 40 '63............$95,000.00 Jeanneau Sun Fizz 40 '84 .............$89,900.00 Beneteau 411 '01 '03......2 from $142,900.00 Lord Nelson 41' 1987 .............$174,000.00 Sigma 41 '83 ...................................$79,900.00 Wauquiez PS 41 '07 ...................$250,000.00 Beneteau 423 '03 '03......2 from $169,900.00 beneteau Swift trawler 42 '07..$389,900.00 Jeanneau Lagoon 42 '94.............$180,000.00 Sabre 425 '94 ...............................$205,000.00 ACHT SabreNNAPOLIS 426 '05 ...............................$369,000.00



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Vagabond Ketch 42 '84 ...............$99,000.00 Pan Oceanic 43 '81 '81.... 2 from $85,000.00 Beneteau 44.7 '05 .......................$239,900.00 Gulfstar 44 '80.............................$124,000.00 Island Packett 44 '92 ..................$239,000.00 Morgan 44 CC '90......................$115,000.00 Hunter 450 Passage CC '98 .....$134,900.00 Howdy Bailey 45 '73 ..................$164,900.00 Wauquiez 45S '05.......................$297,500.00 Grand Soliel 46.3 '00..................$289,900.00 Hunter 46 '02 ..............................$184,900.00 Leopard Catamaran 46 '09.......$770,000.00 Tartan 4600 '95 '96 ....... 2 from$255,000.00 Bavaria Ocean CC 47 '00 .........$225,000.00 Beneteau 473 '01 '02 '033 from$219,900.00 Beneteau 47.7 '04 '04.... 2 from$249,900.00 Marine Trader M/Y 47 '90........$169,000.00 Beneteau 49 '07...........................$399,000.00 Beneteau 50 '07...........................$585,000.00 George Buehler '02......................$95,000.00 Ocean Alexander 50 '79 ...........$185,000.00 Beneteau 57 CC '04...................$664,000.00 Nexus 600 Catamaran '10.... $1,360,000.00 Franz Maas 76 '74 .......................$595,000.00

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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:

37’ Hunter 376 ’96 Yanmar dsl, RF,

AP, AC/Gen, new listing $79,500 www., (410) 827-9300.

40’ Hunter ’95 Yanmar 50-hp, elect., self-tailing main, full batten main w/ Dutchman, Air, AP, inverter $109,500 Lippincott Marine (410) 827-9300.

41’ Hardin Sea Wolf ’76 Beautiful

40’ Lancer CC ’84 Excellent live-

Classic Ketch – new teak decks, Volvo dsl, generator. Perfect Live-aboard 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) 276-1774 for complete details. Email:, www.

aboard, cruise equipped. Price Reduced $49,900.

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) 276-1774 for complete details. Email:, www.

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 Several other J/105s available including cruise equipped shoal draft models. Call for details. (410) 280-2038.

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

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

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

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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

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

27’ Catalina 27 ’87 Tall Rig, Westerbeke, dsl, RF, wheel, $14,900, (410) 8279300.

30’ Ranger ’77 Univ. dsl 25-hp, RF, dodger, bimini www.lippincottmarine. com, (410) 827-9300.

37’ Hunter 376 ’98 Yanmar, AC/Gen, RF, AP. New listing $86,500 Lippincott Marine (410) 827-9300.

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

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 for an appointment or to learn more about this special boat

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. 410-961-5254 direct.

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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 Make an offer for a quick sale! Looking forward to helping you win silver and cruise in style!

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

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

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

38’ Hunter ’06 Bronze Penny This nearly new yacht has in-mast 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 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. $207,000 Norton Yacht Sales (804) 776-9211, www. 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! $185,000 Norton Yacht Sales (804) 776-9211,

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Jeanneau 49 Sun Odyssey ’05 This beautiful sailing yacht has everything you will need for long term cruising. Accommodations include 3 double cabins, 2 heads, AC/Heat, refrigerator & freezer, Tridata ST60, E-80 Nav and E-120 helm, AP St6000+. $257,500 Norton Yacht Sales (804) 776-9211, www.

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Dufour 455 Grand ’06 Lightly cruised, completely equipped, modern performance sailing vessel w/3 private cabins and 2 heads, AC, genset, bow thruster, Elvstrom Sobstad in mast furling mainsail, sugar scoop. $349K 410 571-2955, Liberty 458 Cutter ’89 Sought after

31’ Cape Dory ’84 Rebuilt engine

Perry design, in absolutely impeccable cond., leisurefurl, new electronics, maintained to the highest standards, she will not disappoint! $379K 410 5712955, 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

34’ Pacific Seacraft Crealock ’90 Sound Harbor Great sea going

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40’ Passport ’84 Great boat, well cared for with new Furuno chart plotter, new sails, new Autopilot. Capable cruiser. Great price. $159K (410) 571-2955,

S-2 9.2 ’84 1984 S-2 9.2 C Hog Tied 30 foot center cockpit cruiser, double cabins with 6’3” hdrm, 13-hp Yanmar dsl Price Reduced, Asking $16,900 call Regent Point Marina @ 804-758-4457,

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

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

34’ Pacific Seacraft ’95 Nice clean boat with AC, microwave, radar, GPS, SSB, custom features. Reduced for quick sale. Ready to go sailing. $99K, (410) 571-2955,

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

3-strm layout w/all the cruising gear in great cond. Take the family and go cruising. Great offering! $189K 410 571-2955,

Passport 50 ’92 Sleek aft cockpit Bob

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

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

Your Boat Here! RogueWave is eager for listings for well equipped blue water cruising boats! We sell only ocean capable sailing vessels of quality, substance, and style.

27’ Gulf ’81 $5,500 Inexpensive 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) 2758171. 31’ Beneteau First 310 Excellent cond. to go cruising or racing, 1992 offered at $44,900 Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171.

32’ Catalina ’98 Very clean and ready to sail. $69,900 Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171.

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32’ Catalina ’93 Very clean. $61,900

Your Choice for Blue Water Boats!

Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171.

35’ Island Packet ’89 $119,000 Call for details. Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171.

37’ Alberg ’68 In excellent shape $39,900 Ready to go. Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171.

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

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

40’ Palmer Johnson ’78 Traditional ocean racer, ready to go. $40,000 Call Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171.

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50’ Costa Mesa ’74 At $47,000 a great ocean cruising boat. Call Sailing Associates (410) 275-8171.

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41' Beneteau 411 '00 Fresh brightwork and completely waxed! low hrs, radar, Air, Recent electronics Bristol cond. $143,000 (410) 639-9380,

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


below deck AP! Mast out rig inspection great shape! $47,000 (410) 639-9380,

34’ Hunter 340 ’01 Very clean loaded w/extras & upgrades. New Listing call for details. Asking $76,500 (410) 6399380,



36' Heritage West Indies 36. New Yanmar, new sails, new rigging. Air conditioned! and much more...a gem asking $65,000 (410) 639-9380,

36’ Hunter 356 ’02 NEW LISTING! Call for Details ..Very well maintained Great Condition! $95,000 (410) 6399380,

37’ Hunter 37.5 ’92 Fast, roomy and 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

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32’ Hunter ’89 Brand new Raymarine knot, depth, wind & autopilot! Other updates in ‘07 include Garmin chartplotter and VHF. Portable A/C, bimini and fully battened mainsail. $35,900. Call 800960-TIDE or 800-699-SAIL. Go to www. 34’ Catalina ’06 Literally one of 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. 35’ Hunter Legend ’87 Electronics 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 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

50 Passport ’92 Absolutely beautiful exquisitely maintained yacht. All amenities, including the washer dryer! $329K

Valiant 42 and 50 Two beautiful Valiants, lightly used and well equipped V42, and fresh water V50 with bow thruster and leisurefurl in boom furling system. $269K and $509K. Custom Norseman 400 Refit in 2005 to the tune of $650K this boat must be seen! Everything is new from stem to stern and top to bottom. $369K 28 Sam Morse BCC ’00 ............ $149K 28 Shannon ’79 .........................$47K 34 Pacific Seacraft ’94 .............$109K 35 Endurance Cutter ’89............... K Passport 40 ’84 .......................$159K 42 Valiant ’95 ..........................$269K 42 Valiant ’94 ..........................$269K 42 Valiant ’01 ..........................$324K

42 Sabre Sloop ’99.................. $259K 45 Dufour 455 ’06 ...................$349K 45 Liberty 458 ’89 ...................$189K 47 Vagabond ’84 ....................$159K 47 Catalina 470 ’00 .................$359K 50 Valiant ’02 ..........................$509K 53 Amel ’90 .............................$429K 58 Tayana ’03.......................... $695K

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410-923-1400 • 443-223-7864

New Annapolis Listings Needed ASAP We are sold out AGAIN! Complimentary deep water Annapolis dockage for very well maintained new listings up to 75 feet length, 20' beam and 8' draft, sail or power. Free weekly cleaning/wash & chamois. Contact John Kaiser Jr. 410-923-1400 (office) or 443-223-7864 (cell anytime) or and visit our web site @ for complete details as to why we sell our listings so quickly!

33' Dragonfly 1000 Trimara '95 Triage Hull #43, folding outriggers, recent sails and rebuilt Volvo 18-hp dsl! A very rare offering maintained in "Turn Key condition". In MD. Asking $109,900 Photos and details @ or call John Kaiser @ 410-923-1400 office or 443-223-7864 cell.

Too Late to Classify 35’ Freedom 1994 - A well-balanced boat that is easy to manage with an electric halyard/mainsheet winch. To tack simply put the helm over. Reduced to $100,000 Crusader YS (410) 269-0939

tter 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 $19,500 obo, Call Frank at (443) 336-7664.

35.5’ Hunter Legend ‘90 Very clean. 27-hp Yanmar dsl, refrig/freezer, VHF/ knot/depth, new stereo w/CD, new bimini, dodger. 3 jibs/cruising spinnaker, cockpit cushions, 3 new batteries. $32,000 (757) 969-1204.

34 Tartan 3400 ‘07. This one has ALL the bells and whistles. Blue Epoxy Hull, Carbon CCR Rig, Park Avenue Boom, Air-Con, Windlass, Volvo Saildrive(250hrs), Dodger, Bimini & More...we're not supposed to say "like new", but she looked real nice at the boat show! Crusader YS (410) 269-0939

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R & R Charters Crewed day, weekend, and

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

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


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

NorfoIk Liveaboard Looking for 2 week

crewing spot on ICW boat (power or sail). I can pay my own expenses.

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


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Experienced USCG Licensed Captains

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

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


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Head odor bothers you? 508-246-5339


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,

Yacht Deliveries Local and Long distance. Twenty one years experience with clean insurance approved resume. Local references. Please call Simon Edwards 410-212-9579 or email

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


Unlimited sailing: from $175 per month


Cruise and Snooze Sailing and overnight B&B packages. Mid-week specials. Book now for spring., (717) 8911827.

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Helix Mooring Authorized Installer


Mooring Installation & Service Underwater Maintenance & Repair

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


Yacht Broker Needed Boating experience nec-

essary, sales experience a plus. We need a highly motivated and organized individual willing to put in time and effort. Excellent commission splits. Resume to

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Rigging is looking for an experienced sales person to sell rigging & metal fabrication work. This individual must have knowledge of marine rigging, must be highly motivated, organized and have own transportation. Excellent opportunity for the right person. Email resume to 410-268-1570.


Up The C re e k Diving

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

Free Estimates Contact Todd “Gator” Scott

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



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Marine Carpet, Upholstery, and Flooring


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


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Allstate Insurance................................30 Annapolis Accommodations................69

Sail & Canvas Repair

Annapolis Athletic Club.......................42

Atlantic Spars & Rigging......................63

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

Annapolis Bay Charters.......................49 Annapolis Harbor Boat Yard................26 Annapolis Performance Sailing......73,78 Annapolis School of Seamanship........31 Annapolis Yacht Sales...................11,83

Bacon Sails & Marine Supplies.............2 Bay Shore Marine................................54

Servicing the Northern Chesapeake Bay 410-939-2869

Calvert Marine Museum......................51 Campbell’s Boatyards.........................30 Capital Insurance................................30 CBYRA................................................77 CCS Valencer......................................14 Center Dock Marina............................84 Chesapeake Light Craft.......................41 Coastal Climate Control........................6 Coppercoat USA.................................48 CRAB..................................................93 Crusader Yacht Sales.........................85

Bacon Sails &

• New England Line

Boatyard Bar & Grill.............................25

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

Blue Water Sailing School...................26

Marine Supplies

Deltaville Boatyard.........................20,21 Diversified Marine................................59

Metropolitan Washington’s oldest loft for over 35 years, providing custom sail and canvas design, modification and repair.

Doctor LED..........................................28 Eastport Body Works...........................58 Eastport Spar and Rigging..................23


Fawcett Boat Supplies...................47, 54 Gratitude Marina..................................53


Hartge Yacht Harbor...........................23 Hartge Yacht Yard...............................61 Herrington Harbour..............................27 Hinckley Yacht Services......................57 Hydrovane International Marine Inc....41 IMIS.....................................................32

Chesapeake Bay Sailing

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



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Inner Harbor EAST Marina..................69 J. Gordon & Co....................................63 J/World................................................69 Landfall Navigation..............................95 Ledo Pizza...........................................58 Lippincott Marine.................................86 Mack Sails...........................................59

Bell Isle

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

20Min. From DC Beltway

At Herrington Harbour North

(No (No Boat Boat Tax) Tax)

M Yacht Services................................29 55-Ton Travel-Lift

Mack Boring & Parts Co......................17

27,000 lb. Fork-Lifts

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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



Two Months Free* • A Certified Clean Marina • Serene Setting w/ Pool • Minutes to the Bay • Full Service Marina 410-867-7686 • Winter Storage Available Deale, Maryland

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North Sails Chesapeake........................3 North Sails Gear..................................51 North Sails Direct................................57


Norton’s Yacht Sales...........................86

St. Mary’s Yachting Center

Pettit Marine Paint Vivid......................67

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

Planet Hope.........................................46

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

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



North Point Yacht Sales.................13,15

15’ Up to 60’ Deep-Water Slips On the


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!

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


New England Ropes............................75

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

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

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

28’ - 38’ Slips Great Rates Power & sail, cozy, intimate MD Clean Marina in protected Deale harbor, excellent boating & fishing, free Wi-Fi & pumpout, 30 mins. from DC. (410) 867-7919, 30’ - 35’ Slips Available Annapolis City Mari-

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

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Portside Marine...................................62 Pro Valor Charters...............................49 Quantum..............................................96 RogueWave Yacht Brokerage.............87 Sailrite Enterprises..............................61 Singles on Sailboats............................46 Somers Cove Marina...........................47 Soundview Millworks...........................50 Spotless Stainless...............................50 Strictly Sail Shows.................................9 T2P.TV................................................71 UK-Halsey Sailmakers..........................5 West Marine.....................................7,16 West River Rigging..............................62 White Rocks Marina & Boatyard.........48 Wing Systems.....................................28 Womanship International.....................62

SLIPS 40’ Winter Slip Dec 1 thru March 31 Galesville, MD Galesville, MD. 30 amp power incl.

Bathhouse, marina and restaurant facilities adjacent. Live aboards/pets welcome. $270/mo or $800/4 mo. 703-850-8784

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.

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.

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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,

Look for the NMEA® quality symbol on your dealer’s door.


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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

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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

If you sail on the Bay, you may just be sailing in the pages of SpinSheet’s web photo gallery.

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.

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

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Kathryn Gets a Facelift

Photo by M. C. Wootton, November 1983


his August, the 50-foot Chesapeake Bay Skipjack Kathryn received two weeks of maintenance work and was relaunched at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels. She then sailed down to Deal Island to join 11 other skipjacks in the 51st running of the Labor Day races. She sails out of Tilghman Island with captain Herman Russell Dize as a dredge boat from November to March.

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Kathryn was Bay-built in Crisfield, MD, and launched in 1901. Her builders used fore-and-aft planking characteristic of early skipjacks, and she may have been the first to use the herring-bone technique; most other skipjacks are crossplanked. Other than her somewhat unusual planking configuration and soft chine, rather than a hard, sharply angled chine, Kathryn follows the pattern of

a Chesapeake Bay skipjack, with a clipper bow-style cutwater, a sharp convex bow, a beamy middle, and a flat transom stern. Registered as a Maritime National Historic Landmark, she holds the distinction of being one of the best sailing skipjacks on the Bay. To learn more about Kathryn, visit mht.maryland. gov/nr and search “Talbot County.� ~R.C.








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SpinSheet November 2010  

Chesapeake Bay Sailing

SpinSheet November 2010  

Chesapeake Bay Sailing