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Jeff..What does that Society mean? I sail my Dufour 31 by myself on occasion...Is that what the Society is?
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Re: 2019 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

I haven't been here much... Lots to catch up on and lots going on. A few comments to share from reading some of the recent posts...

Rick... Was good to see you Sunday even if I was late returning you hail on the radio. We had a wonderful sail home Sunday... The sunset was stunning

The Kent Narrows channel is good... I don't recall seeing anything less than 9 feet on the North channel.

Queenstown Creek, has become a favorite of ours. Yeah its skinny amd narrow but once in it does open up and we find it quit nice. Yes, I ran aground there years ago... I recall hanging on the end of the boom for a good hour that day as we dug a nice round hole somewhere off the G3 I think.

Need to meet my Castle Harbor mate... I'll PM you my mobile number

This past Saturday, we got smacked by three storms, the last near Baltimore Light was a SOB. I should have more prepared and conservative with the sail plan, usually I am but... Nonetheless all was fine, need some repairs to the headsail and a new dodger. SMH at myself.

Bad weekend on the bay, at least three people lost their lives, probably four... Sadly 🙏

Rick... I heard the chatter of the rescue by the Bay Bridge, the weekend before was it? Sounded like 5 non englsh speaking folks 18' center console capsized and were quickly picked up by two charter fishing vessels.

Its been a awesome year of sailing so far... Wish I could go even more often. Unfortunately, no extended sails this year. At least not this summer, maaayyybbbeee in the Fall.

See y'all folks out there... Cheers

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Re: 2019 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Hey, has anyone raised the Annapolis SeaTow radio check channel (27) this season? Or Oxford (26)? I usually can get a response from out in the bay from Herring Bay area, but not this year. Tried both of channels from a friend's boat yesterday with no result either.

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Hey, has anyone raised the Annapolis SeaTow radio check channel (27) this season? Or Oxford (26)? I usually can get a response from out in the bay from Herring Bay area, but not this year. Tried both of channels from a friend's boat yesterday with no result either.
Some guy named RhythmDoctor (actually, me) asked the same question a few days ago:

VHF - Transmitting Issue (?) - Page 2 - Cruisers & Sailing Forums

It's been down all season, with no notification that I can find anywhere from SeaTow. IMO it's definitely a hazard for them to still be promoting their service while it's out of commission for a long time.

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Re: 2019 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

I've tried the Seatow Turkey Point channel 27 several times this season with no luck either.
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...This past Saturday, we got smacked by three storms, the last near Baltimore Light was a SOB. I should have more prepared and conservative with the sail plan, usually I am but... Nonetheless all was fine, need some repairs to the headsail and a new dodger. SMH at myself.

Bad weekend on the bay, at least three people lost their lives, probably four... Sadly 🙏

Rick... I heard the chatter of the rescue by the Bay Bridge, the weekend before was it? Sounded like 5 non englsh speaking folks 18' center console capsized and were quickly picked up by two charter fishing vessels.
Nice to see you back here again!

I'm glad I stayed in on Saturday. Not ready to get clobbered yet.

The weekend before was the one with 40+ northerlies on Friday. I saw news reports of that day's rescue after the fact, and immediately thought of you.

There was quite a bit of chatter this past Sunday afternoon about a capsized boat near the power plant on Patapsco (I think), but no word of any people sighted. (Hopefully they were picked up very quickly.) There were follow-up messages yesterday about a "debris field" in the same general vicinity (I think), but never heard about any rescues or fatalities.

There's been some rough weather this year, and unfortunately the casualty rate may trend with that. I picked a good time to have my boat out for repairs April-May. Even though I got off to a very late start this season, we've already had more good weekend sailing weather than all of last year (when I didn't even have to reef once).

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Re: 2019 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

You must have picked some bad days to go out. We had a great spring sailing season and logged the second most miles we ever had. It was a late start for some as it rained in March slowing many of the yards from splashing their boats. It was quiet in April and May with fewer boats than normal out. The Annapolis racers are out every weekend though off the Severn and Whitehall Bay.

Course our trip north was epic for us with 19 out of 20 days of sailing and we watched lots of T storms down here in the Chessie while we were in the LI Sound.

Let’s hope the heat breaks as that’s about the only thing besides fog that keeps us from going out. We’ve learned to reef down when there are epic winds and because of our marinas location can stay out of the open Bay and just sail the Severn. Hopefully you can get out and enjoy your boat more.

The two men on Stony Creek in the 15 foot aluminum boat crabbing perished as did the kayaker on Spa Creek who was not wearing a life jacket.


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I haven't been here much... Lots to catch up on and lots going on. A few comments to share from reading some of the recent posts...

Rick... Was good to see you Sunday even if I was late returning you hail on the radio. We had a wonderful sail home Sunday... The sunset was stunning

The Kent Narrows channel is good... I don't recall seeing anything less than 9 feet on the North channel.

Queenstown Creek, has become a favorite of ours. Yeah its skinny amd narrow but once in it does open up and we find it quit nice. Yes, I ran aground there years ago... I recall hanging on the end of the boom for a good hour that day as we dug a nice round hole somewhere off the G3 I think.

Need to meet my Castle Harbor mate... I'll PM you my mobile number

This past Saturday, we got smacked by three storms, the last near Baltimore Light was a SOB. I should have more prepared and conservative with the sail plan, usually I am but... Nonetheless all was fine, need some repairs to the headsail and a new dodger. SMH at myself.

Bad weekend on the bay, at least three people lost their lives, probably four... Sadly 🙏

Rick... I heard the chatter of the rescue by the Bay Bridge, the weekend before was it? Sounded like 5 non englsh speaking folks 18' center console capsized and were quickly picked up by two charter fishing vessels.

Its been a awesome year of sailing so far... Wish I could go even more often. Unfortunately, no extended sails this year. At least not this summer, maaayyybbbeee in the Fall.

See y'all folks out there... Cheers
Glad to see you are getting out and are liking Castle Harbor. It’s a good place in a great location.


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The entrance to Spa Creek and Horn Point can be deceptively nasty. It’s wide open to the fetch of the bay and the depth drops very rapidly causing waves to build up at the shallows. It’s especially susceptible to winds with a northerly or northeasterly component, but even a busy weekend with a lot of powerboat wakes can really stir things up.
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It's been down all season, with no notification that I can find anywhere from SeaTow. IMO it's definitely a hazard for them to still be promoting their service while it's out of commission for a long time.
I agree it's irresponsible to not put some kind of notice up on their site if the service is down. As it is, one can easily start chasing nonexistent radio problems.

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