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  1. Please Introduce Yourself
    Hi Everyone, This is a great Forum and I just joined. I am also trying to get started with sailing. Have a sailboat and am looking to go sailing with someone who can get me started with basics. I am in the Maryland DC Annapolis area. Please let me know. Thanks :smile
  2. Crew, Captains, Help Wanted, Jobs, and Available
    22 year old male looking to gain experience sailing. I have never sailed myself but I have been on the water all my life. Pontoon boats, power boats, dinghy, and jet skis. I have my PWC license through the state of Maryland. Also I am a certified Firefighter/EMT. I was employed as a professional...
  3. Chesapeake / Central US east coast
    I was down by City Dock last evening and was able to walk the pier and see the boats on display. Huge number of Bene, some Jenneau and a few interesting used boats, some cats, but after seeing what was there and looking at the exhibitor list and tents I'm not going back. It must be 20% of the...
  4. Boat Review Forum
    MIKE PREVITI * Marine Surveyor Solomons, MD 5 out of 5 STARS I've had three boats surveyed, the last two, a Northern 25 and a Catalina 36, were surveyed by Mike. If I were to buy another boat, I'd want Mike to check that one out, too. Here's why: He is methodical. Neither seller/broker...
  5. General Discussion - Sailing Related
    From Scott Allan: Scott Allan and staff at UK Sailmakers Annapolis are pleased to announce our transition to SCOTT ALLAN SAILING SERVICES, providing consultation on sails, rigging and sail-related hardware for your boat, as well as sail repairs and service, and new sails at our modern loft in...
  6. Chesapeake Bay
    Glad to hear the Annapolis market house reopened. Just in time for the boat shows. Looks nice and now they have some indoor seating too.
  7. General Discussion - Sailing Related
    We are seriously considering retiring to either the Annapolis and points south area (western shore) or the Easton area (eastern shore). We've done a lot of fresh water sailing but not salt water. What are the pro's and con's of being based and sailing in each area? THanks!
  8. General Discussion - Sailing Related
    Great article ... makes you want to do more. Annapolis man selected for National Sailing Hall of Fame -
  9. General Discussion - Sailing Related
    Amazing stories from a tough race! At 1530 on Tuesday, 11 June, the last boat sailing to Newport in the 34th running of the biennial Annapolis to Newport Race was 39.4NM from the finish doing 5.9kts. The Hunter 340 Brigadoon will surely welcome the sound of the horn as they cross the line...
  10. Chesapeake Bay
    This weekend is the NOOD regatta. There will be over 200 one design boats racing between the Bay Bridge and Thomas Point. Please stay out of the way!
  11. Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
    Hello everybody, I finally made it to actually finding a pretty boat, suitable for live aboard and looking into getting a nice liveaboard slip in Annapolis. So I was wondering, not only if there are people who can recommend particular marinas in the area but also if maybe somebody is living...
  12. General Discussion - Sailing Related
    If you plan on attending the show this year share what you see and learn with others who could not make the event. The show starts October 4th and runs through October 8th. Looks like Friday will be a sunny hot day.
  13. Chesapeake Bay
    Any recommendations on a reasonably priced place to haul the boat for the winter? I'm looking for an open yard so my own mechanic can work on the boat.
  14. Please Introduce Yourself
    Hi, I'm not really new. But I've been living on my 1982 Catalina 27 for the past two years, the last year at Port Annapolis Marina. The live-aboard life was great, but the 1.5 hour commute each way to work, six days a week, was not. I finally qualified to telecommute full time, but I was...
  15. Learning to Sail
    Hi all, New guy here; my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our first daysail with a captain on a 30-something foot boat on the Chesapeake a couple weeks ago. Now that we live a measly 25 miles from Annapolis, we'd love to explore this hobby further. We're the type of people who seek out quality...
  16. Learning to Sail
    I’m about to start sailing for the first time in over 40 years. Would like some advice about which sailing school in the Annapolis might be best for me. There are so many schools to choose from...:confused: Prior Experience: sailed and raced a dinghy (10’ Sprite) for four summers as a teen...
  17. Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
    We will be sailing/motoring a 40-foot sailboat with a 8-10 draft, deisel engine in April 2012 from Annapolis to Maine. Anticipated crew is captain plus 3. We're looking for objective information about routes, draft/ bridge clearances etc. Considering C&D canal vs going out the Chesapeake under...
  18. Living Aboard
    Looking to rent a sailboat/ house boat in the Annapolis area for 4- 5 months. Any suggestions where to find a boat someone would be willing to rent out for a live aboard?
  19. General Discussion - Sailing Related
    Any suggestions for places to park a 35 footer for the winter in the Annapolis area? I can either stay in the water or haul-- just want access to work on her during the cold months. I priced out the boatyards on Back Creek, which seems to be the center of Annapolis, and they just feel...
  20. Chesapeake Bay
    Hey, all! I'm fairly new to sailing; this is my second season. We keep our 27' Hunter at Port Kinsale on the Yeocomico River. I've had a variety of experiences on the water to include some really nasty blows near Smith Point. Terrifying and thrilling at the same time. :D We've made several 3-4...
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