News for and about cruising sailors, their regional clubs and club directory, the 100-day SpinSheet Century Club challenge, and favorite sailing destinations on the Chesapeake Bay.


The 2022 youth sailing and boating season was fantastic for the Sea Scouts of Ship 1959, called Seafarers Commitment, which is based out of the Seafarers Yacht Club (SYC) in the...
On this sailboat, there were countless overnights in quiet rivers, quick sunset cruises with takeout, and foredeck dance parties. Sunrises and thunderstorms... but now, it’s time to...
Growing up landlocked in North Dakota who could have guessed that Tim Etherington would one day captain large recreational sail and powerboats on the the Chesapeake Bay?
In the wake of Hurricane Dorian in 2019, the Abacos, Bahamas, are still in recovery mode yet sill have a lot to offer charter sailors. ~By Eva Hill
SpinSheet will partner with Mark Thornton of LakeErieWX Marine Weather for a three-part webinar on Chesapeake Bay Thunderstorms.
On the morning he cast off, the author ratcheted up the windlass and scrubbed sections of anchor chain to dislodge the muck. These acts were the portal to the cruising rhythm.
He is not clairvoyant and never claimed to be, but that night he had a very bad dream about a sailing vessel disaster at sea.
Even if you'd prefer to bring your entire library on your cruising adventure, when space aboard is tight, you might have to keep only the essentials. One sailor tells what's in their...
After an accident that resulted in the amputation of one arm and one leg, Dustin Reynolds takes the term "singlehanded circumnavigation" to the next level.

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