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.


Although you may feel wrapped in winter’s grip, it’s already time to start planning summer camps and activities for kids.
Sometimes in life the things that you don’t plan happen to be the most memorable.
Crossing oceans is not for everyone. It’s long, uncomfortable, dangerous, and unpredictable.
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In 2001, I was in the midst of closing a major transaction at work. A necessary step was obtaining the board of directors’ approval.
The 29th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) wrapped up for another year on Saturday night (20th December) with the traditional prize-giving party in Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia.
Think of the tune “Deck the Halls.” Now try to sing this tune with the words “Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young” one syllable at a time. It’s not easy.
The gales of November came early this year and stymied my attempts to reach Chestertown for Downrigging Weekend, a festival begun as a quiet reflective end to the schooner Sultan

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