About

SpinSheet is a Chesapeake Bay sailing magazine written by sailors for sailors. Our sailing coverage goes "deep" rather than "wide," and we use this platform to celebrate the people, places, boats, personalities, and events that make the Chesapeake one of the world's premier sailing grounds. SpinSheet's reputation has been built over 20 years of delivering high-quality editorial and high-impact, targeted advertising to the mid-Atlantic sailing community. Every issue of SpinSheet is distributed at more than 750 carefully-chosen and closely monitored locations throughout the mid-Atlantic. Interested in becoming a distribution point? E-mail Lucy Iliff.

SpinSheet welcomes editorial contributions in the form of stories, anecdotes, photographs and technical expertise. Articles should pertain to our coverage area or be about Chesapeake Bay sailors and boats in far-flung locales. All editorial submissions should be accompanied by a variety of identified, pertinent, and in-focus photographs. When sending material to SpinSheet, please refer to the guidelines for editorial and advertising on this website.

SpinSheet was founded in the summer of 1995 by Mary Iliff Ewenson and Dave Gendell. Since our early days, the SpinSheet staff has grown to a dozen full-timers, with a few dozen contributing writers and photographers, and a handful of devoted distribution drivers. We have also launched PropTalk Magazine (2005) and Start Sailing Now (2008), taken over the PortBook (2011), and produce several annual publications, such as the Screwpile Daily News. Thank you for reading SpinSheet, the Chesapeake's only sailing magazine!    

SpinSheet is a Chesapeake based sailing magazine delivering news about racing, cruising, and daysailing on the Chesapeake Bay