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Marine Weather Prediction and Assessment

Sometimes decent vision and a few functioning brain cells are all you need. For sailors and power boaters alike, understanding marine weather conditions is vital to your safety on the water. You need to be able to assess changing weather patterns and adapt float plans accordingly. When it comes to predicting conditions for boaters, there are a…

Chesapeake Bay Chartering

Chartering on the Chesapeake Bay

Charter locations and sailing destinations to explore on the Chesapeake Bay I am unapologetically a sailor.  There is something so peaceful and calming about being on a boat under sail with the sunshine on my shoulders and the wind on the beam. And there is nothing more relaxing than sailing on the Chesapeake Bay. I…

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Sailing Destinations on the Chesapeake Bay for a Relaxing Escape

Top sailing destinations on the Chesapeake Bay where you can relax, explore and drop anchor while avoiding crowded anchorages on the bay If you read national sailing publications, you might come to the conclusion that the Holy Grail of chartering is the Caribbean. However, the Chesapeake Bay is a beautiful, marvelous, and occasionally challenging venue for…

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On Being Number Two

The love of being on the water and the constant search for new challenges brings a Chesapeake Bay sailor to an experience that he had not quite expected Sometimes I think I came to my sailing life in reverse. What I mean is that I knew from the age of fifteen that I was drawn…

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On Board the Schooner A.J. Meerwald

Historic Chesapeake Bay Schooner sets sail in annual Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race Being a licensed Captain is a great source of pride to me. I have enjoyed working with my clients as well as pursuing other commercial opportunities like relief captain jobs on various schooners, water taxi and tow boat jobs, and tour boat and ferry…

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Boat Cruise Meal Planning with Chef Theresa

How to plan for meals and galley provisions for boat trips, cruises or charters from an experienced charter chef In previous articles, I have discussed trip preparation through the use of checklists – like how to create good checklists and three checklists you should create for your boat. I have also discussed how cruising couples can have…

Chesapeake Bay Sailing Charters

Chesapeake Bay Captained Sailing Charter Cruises

Experience sailing on the Chesapeake Bay with a professional yacht captain offering charter sailboat cruises The Chesapeake Bay is an amazing body of water to explore. The largest estuary in America, the Chesapeake Bay is approximately 200 miles long from its northern headwaters in the Susquehanna River in Maryland to its outlet in the Atlantic Ocean at Virginia. And of…

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Boat Cruise Under Chesapeake Bay Bridge [VIDEO]

What’s it like cruising under one of the “scariest bridges in the world”? Watch this 60 second boat cruise under the Bay Bridge! Chesapeake Bay is home to the beautiful Chesapeake Bay Bridge in Maryland (also known to many as just the “Bay Bridge”). The bridge serves as a vital link, connecting the state’s rural Eastern Shore…

The Granary Restaurant Reopens on Sassafras River

Located on the upper Chesapeake Bay on the Sassafras River, The Granary Restaurant welcomes boaters back with new owner and tasty menu Upper Chesapeake Bay boaters will be pleased to know that The Granary is open and back in business for the 2013 boating season… and possibly better than ever! Long before we docked our boat…

Intracoastal Waterway Cruise – Day 3 ICW Bridge Locks

The third day of the Atlantic ICW boat cruise continues to head south taking the “Special K” crew from Norfolk VA to Coinjock NC This guest post blog series details the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Cruise of two friends, Karen and George, as they cruise the east coast from Chesapeake Bay to the Florida Gulf Coast. We traveled…

Intracoastal Waterway Cruise – Day 2 Cruising Chesapeake Bay

Atlantic ICW cruise takes crew from Solomon’s Island MD to Hampton VA on day two of the two week journey to FL This guest post blog series details the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Cruise of two friends, Karen and George, as they cruise the east coast from Chesapeake Bay to the Florida Gulf Coast. Day 2…

Hurricane Sandy Impact on Chesapeake Bay Marinas and Boats

Hurricane Sandy hits the northeast coast of the U.S. impacting boats and marinas still in the water in NJ, MD, DE and VA areas of the Chespeake Bay [Photos] Skipjack Cove Marina on Sassafras River,upper Chesapeake Bay For boaters along the northeast coast of the U.S., preparing your boat for a hurricane – especially at the end…