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John Rousmaniere

a sailor attentive. One of my favorite sailing writers, Alfred F. Loomis, humorously titled a story about cruising in the Chesapeake “Disgraced Again and Again.” Incidentally, Loomis’ sloop Hotspur is at the Cutts and Case Shipyard in Oxford, and I hope to take a sail in her when I come down for the talk on May 3.

we got the boat settled down. That was my first experience. Recently, while sailing home from Bermuda, a 65-knot gust blew the forestay right out of the deck. Of course, those of us who read Tidewater Times are curious about any experiences you might have had on the Chesapeake Bay. Do you have any favorite cruising grounds here ~ or any you would like to explore? These are wonderful waters, with delightful harbors, but when you say “cruising grounds,” do you also include running aground? The shallow Chesapeake does keep

You have been a prolific writer, and it seems unlikely you will ever stop writing! What can you tell us about your current project? It’s an America’s Cup year, so I’ve been writing stories on the Cup’s remarkable history, including the boat for which the trophy is named, the schooner America.

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