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What Women Want

Women on the Water Week learning knots. Photo by Pam Wall

I have just returned from the Annapolis Spring Boat Show. This boat show coincides with the unique Cruiser’s University, a series of seminars presented during the four day boat show. Attendees signed up for a myriad of presentations all sailors would …

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The USNA’s Plebe Summer Sailing Program

Photo Courtesy of the United States Naval Academy

Leave it to the Navy to develop and run a sailing program delivering 18,000 student hours to 1,200 freshmen Midshipmen during six weeks every summer. Naval Academy Basic Sail Training Director Joni Palmer, likens the program to a “well-oiled and …

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Chesapeake Smart Buoys Tell All

Photo credit NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office

Just think how much easier it would be to plan your next cruise if you knew how hard the wind was blowing and how high the waves anywhere on the Chesapeake Bay. The answer to a boater’s prayer are some …

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32nd Annual Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade

Photo by John Horn

Yes, Virginia, it is a boat. The “Choo Choo Train” is one of many dressed-up power and sail boats that enter one of Annapolis’ most competitive signature events, the Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade. Every year on the second Saturday …

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Sail Opportunities with Andy Schell

Sail with Andy Schell

For more info on all the passages and to contact Andy, visit 59-north.com/events or call Andy on 484-269-3358. Caribbean Adventure Sailing Come sailing with Andy in the Caribbean next winter! Serenity, a 43-foot classic Shannon ketch will be our home …

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Tucker West named VP of Sales at Kadey-Krogen

Tucker West name VP of Sales for Kadey-Krogen

Today Kadey-Krogen Yachts introduces Tucker West as the company’s new vice president of sales. West is well-equipped with more than 20 years in the marine industry to take on the responsibility of leading the Kadey-Krogen sales force. For the last …

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A Class Act – Chesapeake’s Great Schooner Race

Mystic Whaler and Lady Maryland at Start of 2009 GCBSR. Credit: bobmadden.com

Right after the Annapolis boat shows in October, about 40 salty-looking, two-masted  schooners take off from a starting line just south of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and sail overnight 127 miles to Portsmouth/Norfolk. Welcome to the majestic fleet of the …

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Best Anchor for the Chesapeake Bay?

Photo by Terry Boram

An anchor, when it holds, can provide a boater the greatest peace of mind, or bring the most exasperated frustration when it does not. One of the most challenging places to anchor is in the thick mud of the Chesapeake …

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Salty Dawg Blue Water Cruising Seminar Series at Annapolis

The true Salty Dawg, Brie

The Salty Dawg Rally will hold their 2014 Seminar Series in Annapolis, MD at Mears Pavilion, 519 Chester Avenue, on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 from 7:45 a.m. until 5 o’clock p.m. the day before the US Sailboat Show begins. Mears Marina is conveniently located along …

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A Journey from Sailboat to Trawler

  For the past three years my partner Barry Miller and I have taken the Intracoastal Waterway from Annapolis, Md., to the Bahamas on our 43-foot Irwin ketch. During those six-month cruises, I sometimes felt like I was living in …

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Sailing Offshore with the DelMarVa Rally

Sojourner at DelMarVa Rally start. Photo by Dan Phelps, SpinSheet Magazine

During the third day of the 2013 Caribbean 1500, the wind reached its peak. Northerly gusts howled in excess of 35 knots. Sojourner, my dad’s 1986 Wauquiez Hood 38, was about to exit the Gulf Stream, sailing on a lumpy, …

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For Cruising Boaters, “The Bay” Has It All

Sunset over Annapolis. Photo Credit: Terry Boram

My partner Mike’s family and mine have long histories with the Chesapeake Bay. His family settled on the eastern shore in 1640, while mine must have been there as well, with ancestral names of Tilghman (Tilghman Island) and Emory (Emory …

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What Type of Charter is Right for You?

Courtesy of The Moorings

“There are so many factors in every charter trip,” says Ann Wallis-White, owner of Annapolis-based Ann-Wallis White Yacht Charters, who advises clients and answers these questions daily. The points to consider when organizing a yacht charter are much the same …

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NEWS: Blue Haven Marina Opens in Turks & Caicos

Blue Haven Opens in Turks & Caicos If you’re the type who enjoys world-class diving, deep-sea fishing, bone fishing, kite boarding, eco-kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, or just cruising amid crystalline waters and uninhabited cays, look no further than Blue Haven …

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NEWS: Hinckley Talaria 43 Set For Spring

Hinckley Talaria 43 Set For Spring In September, Hinckley President and CEO Jim McManus announced the Talaria 43 (T43), doing so from the cockpit of the full-scale mockup of the new vessel. “Building a mockup like this gives us an …

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Christmas Boat Parade Calendar through the Southeast

The Alabama Gulf Coast Area Chamber of Commerce presents “A Coastal Christmas,” a month long celebration including land and sea parades, food, singing and of course, Santa. Photos courtesy of Clayton Wallace and the Alabama Gulf Coast Area Chamber of Commerce

Waterways across our region come alive during the holiday season as communities hold their annual Christmas lighted boat parades. For many communities, what may have begun as a simple floating parade with some twinkling lights outlining the vessel has turned …

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You Don’t Know Hinckley

Oxford, Md. The Hinckley yard in Oxford, located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, has served boaters for nearly a decade. There’s a marina with seasonal dockage and storage, and a full range of yacht services.

Most boaters know Hinckley as a builder of classically styled, seriously seaworthy, custom motor and sailing yachts. And they aren’t wrong. The 85 year-old Maine company redefined what a jet boat could be with its iconic Picnic Boat, for which …

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