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Bay Bridge Boat Show 2021 in Maryland with Video

First impressions of new power & sail combination boat show in Stevensville, MD near Chesapeake Bay Bridge – with video recap from the docks! After a year of not going to boat shows due to the pandemic and boat show cancelations, it was great to get back out on the docks and see some...

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Boat Trip to Historic Havre de Grace Maryland

Join us on a Chesapeake Bay boat trip to explore the historic waterfront town of Havre de Grace on Susquehanna River A few seasons ago (fall 2018) we decided to spend the night in Havre de Grace, check out the town, climb the Concord Point lighthouse, learn a little about its history and relax...

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Setting up Your Boating Business in Maryland

Thinking of starting a boating business in Maryland? Here are some steps to follow to ensure you chart the right course for success It goes without saying that Maryland is a superb state for boating. Surrounded by the Chesapeake Bay and its many tributaries, there are countless opportunities for people to enjoy the boat...

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CAPCA Tours the MITAGS Ship Simulator

Professional boat captains experience handling of mega-ships with virtual simulator facility at Marine Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies As a licensed Captain, I have chosen to join the Chesapeake Area Professional Captain’s Association (CAPCA). Part of CAPCA’s mission is promoting the professional development of our members. Towards that end, there are courses, seminars,...

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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...

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Chartering a Boat 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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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...

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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...

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...

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...

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