Century Club: David Matters

Thursday, December 2, 2021
Number of days:
1 day
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Number of days:
1 day
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Cool view of DC at night

Monday, November 29, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Cold morning, but a beautiful day to be out on the water.

Sunday, November 28, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Couldn't have asked for a better day to be out on the water in fall.  Removed the sails after today, prepping for winter storage. 

Thursday, November 25, 2021 to Saturday, November 27, 2021
Number of days:
3 days
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 to Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Number of days:
2 days

Beautiful, but very cold, conditions paddling at the Wharf

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Winter prep on the sailboat

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
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0 days
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Sunday, October 31, 2021 to Monday, November 1, 2021
Number of days:
2 days

Winterizing the powerboat

Sunday, October 31, 2021 to Monday, November 1, 2021
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0 days
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Friday, October 15, 2021
Number of days:
1 day
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 to Thursday, October 14, 2021
Number of days:
2 days

Plus a little sailing in the morning

Saturday, October 2, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Paddled from Alexandria to Ft. Washington, MD, and back

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 to Thursday, September 30, 2021
Number of days:
2 days
  • Sunrise off the stern

Couldn't have asked for better conditions - beautiful evening and sunrise.

Sunday, September 26, 2021
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1 day
  • Getting ready to enter the water at the start of the race

Difficult conditions - made it around the Span course once but wasn't up to do a second lap.

Friday, September 24, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Trip aboard the ferry to conclude a backpacking trip in Olympic National Park

Saturday, September 18, 2021 to Sunday, September 19, 2021
Number of days:
2 days
  • Boat beached near our campsite

Two days of tubing & swimming off the boat with kids in NC

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 to Thursday, September 16, 2021
Number of days:
2 days

Continuing to prepare for the Bay Bridge Paddle

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Paddle around Teddy Roosevelt Island and down to Columbia Island marina.  Conditions were good, and the paddling was fast!

Saturday, September 11, 2021
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1 day

Checked out the Cal Tri DC swim course in Smallwood State Park

Thursday, September 2, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Sailboat electrical work

Thursday, September 2, 2021
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0 days
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Monday, August 30, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Paddled down the channel to the Potomac & Anacostia Rivers

Sunday, August 29, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Short sail to take advantage of the great weather.  Also anchored and did as much hull cleaning as I could stand with the jellies.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

First time launching the boat from its new marina, then a short jaunt up the Potomac to Georgetown & back for dinner

Friday, August 20, 2021 to Sunday, August 22, 2021
Number of days:
3 days

SUP adventures while camping at Kerr Lake, NC

Monday, August 16, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

6.25 miles at a 4.1 mph pace.  Nice morning for a paddle, but the water is so filthy by the Wharf...it's definitely a place where you don't want to fall in!

Saturday, August 14, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Down the Tred Avon River to the Choptank and back

Friday, August 13, 2021
Number of days:
1 day
  • Headed up the Tred Avon River

Sailed to the start of the race to Oxford, then returned to swap the sailboat for the trawler for the trip across the Bay

Thursday, August 12, 2021
Number of days:
1 day
  • Getting some more distance in as part of training for the Bay Bridge Paddle
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
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1 day
  • Angry skies ahead

Wild race through an intense thunderstorm

Tuesday, August 3, 2021
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1 day

Starting my training for the Bay Bridge Paddle next month

Sunday, August 1, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Short SUP around the north shore of Lake Anna

Friday, July 23, 2021
Number of days:
1 day
  • Docked at the public docks at the Georgetown waterfront

Up the Potomac to Georgetown and back

Tuesday, July 20, 2021
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1 day

Docked at the new waterfront park in Old Town

Sunday, July 18, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Sailed out from Herrington Harbour, then saw dolphins in Herring Bay when anchored.

Saturday, July 10, 2021
Number of days:
1 day
  • He's getting the hang of it!

SUP with Xavier

Sunday, July 4, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Getting the sailboat ready for the kids to stay on it after the 4th of July party at Herrington

Sunday, June 27, 2021
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0 days
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Sunday, June 27, 2021 to Saturday, July 3, 2021
Number of days:
7 days

Seven straight days of powerboating while staying at the lake house

Saturday, June 26, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Trip aboard the Maid of the Mist

Thursday, June 24, 2021
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1 day
  • Great view of Manhattan and Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty during our NYC visit

Sunday, June 20, 2021
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1 day
  • Aurelia driving

To Occoquan for lunch & back with the kids in celebration of Father's Day

Saturday, June 19, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Motored out with kids to anchor & swim

Thursday, June 17, 2021
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1 day
  • Xavier at the helm

Sail with kids out to anchor & back

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
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0 days
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Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Washed the sailboat and made minor repairs

Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Short trip over to Chapman State Park to go swimming and tubing

Monday, June 14, 2021
Number of days:
1 day
Saturday, June 12, 2021
Number of days:
1 day
  • Ocracoke lighthouse in the distance
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Stormy, fun race.  3rd across the line.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021
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0 days
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Sunday, June 6, 2021
Number of days:
1 day
  • Anchorage was a little more crowded than usual

A beautiful day to relax on the water

Saturday, June 5, 2021
Number of days:
1 day
  • Leaving the marina

Took the powerboat out from Belvoir to anchor off Chapman State Park

Thursday, June 3, 2021
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1 day
  • Calm waters on the Bay

An hour-long SUP to Fairhaven

Wednesday, June 2, 2021
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1 day
  • Catching up to Sette on the upwind leg to the finish

Gusty winds helped us get second place, passed Sette right before the finish

Monday, May 31, 2021
Number of days:
1 day
  • 'Fire Escape' docked in Occoquan

Nice Memorial Day trip to Occoquan for lunch - lucky enough to get a spot on the public dock on a busy boating day

Saturday, May 29, 2021
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0 days
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Saturday, May 29, 2021
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1 day
  • Part of a loop around the lake
Friday, May 28, 2021
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1 day
  • Setting off before the winds picked up

Afternoon paddle session on Jordan Lake, NC, while camping.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Number of days:
1 day
  • Lightning strike from the storm we were caught in

15-minute delay at the start of the race, with some excitement when the storm hit during the race.

Saturday, May 22, 2021 to Sunday, May 23, 2021
Number of days:
2 days
  • Approaching the drawbridge from the east

2-day cruise around Tilghman Island with an overnight stay at Knapp's Narrows Marina

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Race aboard Resolute

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Fiddling with the new powerboat

Sunday, May 9, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Out and back into Herring Bay - great weather before the small craft advisory went into effect.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Number of days:
1 day
  • Headed down West River at the start

Gusty winds aboard Resolute

Friday, April 30, 2021
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0 days
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Thursday, April 29, 2021
Number of days:
1 day
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
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1 day
  • Right after the start
Sunday, April 18, 2021
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1 day
  • Wing-on-wing

Sailing Aquanimity out of Herrington Harbour, winds 3-6 kts.

Saturday, April 17, 2021
Number of days:
1 day
  • Under the Woodrow Wilson bridge

From Belvoir marina to Georgetown and back, with a short fuel stop at Columbia Island

Saturday, April 10, 2021 to Sunday, April 11, 2021
Number of days:
2 days
  • Sunset

Motored out in Aquanimity to anchorage in Herring Bay; short sail the following morning.

Saturday, April 3, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Motored Aquanimity from HHN to her slip at HHS

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Final prep on the sailboat before it goes back into the water for the season!

Monday, March 29, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Trial of Bayliner Element on Lake Lanier, GA

Saturday, March 27, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Paddleboard session with the kids on Jordan Lake, NC

Monday, March 22, 2021
Number of days:
1 day
  • New bottom paint!
Sunday, March 21, 2021
Number of days:
1 day
  • Traffic rounding the mark

Frostbite race aboard Breakaway.  Winds were so light that we didn't cross the line before the time limit.

Saturday, March 13, 2021
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1 day
Sunday, March 7, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Frostbite race aboard Breakaway

Sunday, February 28, 2021
Number of days:
1 day
  • Fog and rain at the mouth of the Severn River

Frostbite race (cancelled due to rain/poor visibility, but we still sailed for a couple hours) aboard Breakaway