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This last Sunday on the Severn was I think one of the most pleasant sailing days I've ever had. I felt like I should have paid someone to be out there. And my wife didn't even find out I'd spent the day sailing instead of doing whatever it was I was supposed to be doing.
We anchored on the Rhode river Saturday evening with plans to spend Sunday sailing. The wind predictions looked pretty light Sunday so we just motored back to the slip in the morning.

Now Monday afternoon, that was fun. Not too much, not too little.
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Re: 2017 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Yesterday morning was an absolutely glorious day on the water. We enjoyed a perfect trip back to the inner harbor from Old Road Bay. Winds piped up as the day went on. Harbor was uncharacteristically busy with both sailboats and power boats. It was a bonus day for sure.

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Re: 2017 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Yesterday (28 October) was indeed a beautiful day.

4 boats from Maryland Yacht Club came out for the "MYC Regatta", a pursuit race that took us from Rock Creek Racing Association (RCRA) mark A to RCRA B, then up to Channel Marker R6 inside the Key Bridge, back down to Channel Marker G3, back to RCRA A and finishing at RCRA B.

Lots of breeze -- 15-25 apparent, gusting to 30 -- some big wake/waves, no fog (unlike last Sunday), lots of boats out taking advantage of the moderate temperature and good wind. Boat handled the wind/waves well; a good time was had by all.

Big kids (age 15) did really well with sail trim, younger one (11) stayed below and didn't complain (too loudly) about the amount of heeling ("fun meter" read 20+ a couple of times). Considering that the bigs haven't been crewing on the RCRA Wednesday night races since August when Cross Country practice started, and that other than @punahougirl84 none of us is used to sailing in that much wind, we managed things with aplomb.


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Re: 2017 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Yesterday was a great sailing day. We sailed up to the Patapsco, back down to the Rhode River and back up to the Magothy River to Eagles next where we anchored for 5he evening. Great wind. This AM some sin as we hung out and are still anchored having a relaxing mornings night of lox , bagels and Kona coffee. It’s 62 out and a little humid with plenty of breeze. You are right it is bonus days.

We will continue sailing for another 6 weeks or so then go through our winterization routine. Haleakula is staying in her slip again this winter.

We’ve ordered a new 135 from Quantum for next year. Our 135 is 16 years old and is showing her age.

Winter projects include,
- Thorough cleaning of the engine compartment
- replacing wind vane on the Raymaine wind instrument
- Thorough cleaning of the anchor compartment which is huge and you can stand in it and pull the locker cover over your head
- inspection of lifelines.


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Got down but not out yesterday. I spent time cleaning and attempting to fix hatch arm (failed) while family went on a nature hike.
Along with wine n cheese on the PO newer boat it was a lovely day.
2 weeks til haul out.

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Re: 2017 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Just returned from 4 days and 3 nights of cruising with 13 guys on 4 boats.
The fun meter was pegged the entire time, so I think we need a new meter.

- First night was gumbo and hors d' oeuvres of all sorts with beer and rhum.
- Next morning was scotch eggs, potatoes, juice and coffee.
- Dinner was a seafood buffet at a restaurant.
- The final night, we took over the Lankford Bay Marina pavilion for a huge BBQ. Jerk chicken, gourmet burgers, salads, grilled veg, Rhum, margaritas, etc.
- The final breakfast, my shipmate cook up his homemade breakfast sausage that he ground from a pork shoulder. I make a knee-high stack of pancakes. The rest was a mexican breakfast casserole, and paleo-corned beef hash with coffee and fruit and Bloody Mary's.

The sailing on all 4 days was outstanding. I was furthest away from home, so we really had to hoof it to beat the impending winds and also to get out of the rain.
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Re: 2017 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Sounds like a fun trip.

All the best,

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Just returned from 4 days and 3 nights of cruising with 13 guys on 4 boats.
The fun meter was pegged the entire time, so I think we need a new meter.

- First night was gumbo and hors d' oeuvres of all sorts with beer and rhum.
- Next morning was scotch eggs, potatoes, juice and coffee.
- Dinner was a seafood buffet at a restaurant.
- The final night, we took over the Lankford Bay Marina pavilion for a huge BBQ. Jerk chicken, gourmet burgers, salads, grilled veg, Rhum, margaritas, etc.
- The final breakfast, my shipmate cook up his homemade breakfast sausage that he ground from a pork shoulder. I make a knee-high stack of pancakes. The rest was a mexican breakfast casserole, and paleo-corned beef hash with coffee and fruit and Bloody Mary's.

The sailing on all 4 days was outstanding. I was furthest away from home, so we really had to hoof it to beat the impending winds and also to get out of the rain.
My type of menu. Great weather too


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Re: 2017 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Just got home from a full day sailing the upper reaches of Chesapeake Bay. The winds were perfect until about 3 p.m., then died out completely - the calm before the storm. While my two friends and I were sailing, I grilled some sweet Italian sausage on the boat's gas grill, and sauteed some sweet Vidalia onions and peppers in the galley, baked some fresh biscuits in the boat's oven, mixed up some garlic butter and served everything to the crew piping hot. It has always amazed me as to just how much better those meals taste when you're out sailing.

Shortly after getting back to the marina, the wind kicked up to about 35 MPH, which made me glad is was safely tied up and the boat was buttoned up tight for the night. My friend, Piotr, who is from Poland, invited us over to his boat where he prepared supper, which was fantastic, smoked Polish Kielbasa and red cabbage sauteed in a special sauce that his mother taught him how to cook when he was a youngster in Poland. He also served up some fresh, Polish bread. Oh my that was a sumptuous dinner, washed down with some dark rum over ice.

Though it was difficult for me to climb around the boat, I was able to accomplish everything that needed to be done, including raise an 80-pound sail up the mast and dock the boat under windy conditions against a strong tide. By the time I finally got into the van to drive home, I had to fire up my portable oxygen generator.

Now, as I sit here typing this, I'm sipping on a glass of Jim Bean Honey Bourbon over ice and loving life.

Live life to the fullest my friends, you only get to go around once,

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Re: 2017 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Wow, you've already done all that, and it's not even noon yet!

Please PM me Piotr's contact info (or at least his last name). I met him at one of your parties a few years ago. I know he lives about a mile from me in Milmont Park, but I don't know how to reach him. Is he still on his C30, or has he changed boats?

Have you pulled your boat off the market?

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