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2010

January 9
Pot Luck and Game Night
Lohman Landing

February 20
Wine Tasting
The Winery at La Grange

March 20
Spring Member Meeting
Maryland Inn, Annapolis

April 10
Spring Brunch
Sam's on the Waterfront, Annapolis

May 1
Icebreaker
Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis

May 29
Memorial Day Weekend Cruise
Swan Creek & Reed Creek

June 12
Choptank River Cruise

July 3
4th of July Cruise
Leeds Creek & and Shaw Bay

July 10
Crab Feast
West River Sailing Club

August 14
Baltimore Rendezvous

August 20
Catalina Rendezvous
Solomons Island

September 4
Labor Day Weekend Cruise - South

September 4
Labor Day Weekend Cruise - North

September 25
Oktoberfest
Rhode River

October 9
30th Anniversary
Annapolis

October 16
Halloween Raft-up
Mill Creek, Annapolis

November 13
Fall Member Meeting
Yates Landing, Gambrills, MD

December 4
Holiday Party
Donahue Landing, Annapolis, MD

 

Labor Day Weekend Cruise - South

Hudson Creek and Little Choptank,
September 4-6

Saturday was very blustery, so several would-be rafters opted for other anchorages, but by cocktail time, we had nine boats anchored in the bight just inside the mouth of Hudson Creek:

  • Dan & Martha Bliss, with guests- Dan's cousin and daughter, Brunelle
  • John & Betty McElderry, Andiamo
  • Glen & Maureen Nemecek, Sevilla
  • Larry Logan and daughter Jennifer, Surprise
  • Debbie Smith & Mike Vaccaro, Resolve
  • John and Marilyn Van Tassel, Escapade
  • George & Lisa Thuman, Wind Dancer
  • Dave & Lois Zonderman, and 2 grandchildren - Walkabout
  • Jon Jones and guests, Wind Orchid

Raft Captain Dan decreed that there would be no rafting due to predicted winds of up to 25 kts over night.

Everyone gathered in Brunelle's cockpit and after a drink or two, plans were discussed for Sunday's race. Betty settled it all when she suggested a match race between the two 42's (Wind Dancer & Resolve) with guy vs. gals.

Sunday dawned bright and clear with a nice breeze. Several boats left and by 10:30 the crews were assembled: Lisa, Martha, Maureen, Betty and Debbie aboard Wind Dancer and George, Dan, Glen, John and Mike aboard Resolve. The boats seemed well matched when winds were above 12 kts., but as the wind died, Resolve walked away from Wind Dancer. All involved felt it was a fun enterprise and hope to do it again.

The two "race" boats were presented with certificates of thanks for lending their boats for the race. The evening was topped off with ice cream sundaes (thanks to Andiamo for their freezer space, and thanks to Mike Davis for taking care of the extra ice cream! Sunday's raft-up included:

  • Dan & Martha Bliss, Brunelle
  • Mike Vaccaro and Debbie Smith, Resolve
  • George & Lisa Thuman, Wind Dancer
  • John & Betty McElderry, Andiamo
  • Glen & Maureen Nemecek, Sevilla
  • Mike & Bev Davis, Ayewash
  • Mike & Marie Yates, Prego

Labor Day Weekend Cruise - South

Wind Dancer seems to be leading the race

Labor Day Weekend Cruise - South

Dan trying to catch any wind

Labor Day Weekend Cruise - South

Wind Dancer, Brunelle and Resolve rafted in Hudson Creek, with Sevilla in the background

Labor Day Weekend Cruise - South

Dan watching as George goes up the mast on Wind Dancer

Labor Day Weekend Cruise - South

George checking the anchor light

Labor Day Weekend Cruise - South

George's view of Wind Dancer, Brunelle and Resolve

Labor Day Weekend Cruise - South

 

Labor Day Weekend Cruise - South

Ayewash and Andiamo

Labor Day Weekend Cruise - South

Martha presenting certificates of thanks

Labor Day Weekend Cruise - South

 

Labor Day Weekend Cruise - South

 

Labor Day Weekend Cruise - South

 

Labor Day Weekend Cruise - South

Belle (Andiamo) wants someone to drop something, anything!

Labor Day Weekend Cruise - South

Commodore Mike looks on

Labor Day Weekend Cruise - South

 

Labor Day Weekend Cruise - South

 

Labor Day Weekend Cruise - South

 

Labor Day Weekend Cruise - South

Ayewash, Andiamo and Prego