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.


Sailing across an ocean can change your attitude about many things. It will force you to respect the weather, the power of the wind, and the size of the waves.
The first place I ever stayed on my boat was on a mooring ball at Swan Creek Marina. Back then, I was too nervous to drop an anchor.
As the crow flies (or more correctly as the catboat sails), Tilghman Island is a stone’s throw across the Bay from Annapolis: 12.6 nautical miles from the mouth of the South River.
Sunny Sunday on the Chesapeake... Where does your bow point today?
As shore crew, the kids and I have traveled to Newport several times to celebrate with racers another successful running of the Annapolis to Newport Race.
One day this month, I’ll no longer be able to say “This time last year…” and refer to my all-too-brief stint as a cruising sailor.
Back in 1998 my boyfriend and I bought a PDQ36 catamaran together, moved aboard, and started sailing around the Chesapeake.

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