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December-February 2016


Newsletter of the Chesapeake Sailing Club

Calendar at a Glance
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Commodore's Report
Liz Cingel, Southern Lady


I found it difficult to write this article as former Commodore Glenn is a "master at writing articles". IP/C Glenn, we enjoyed your articles and you are a hard act to follow.

IP/C Glenn and Susan Whaley, Leslie and Richard Payne, Sandy and Jim Saxton, Dona and Jim Force and Commodore Liz and Frank had dinner at O'Loughlins Restaurant recently followed by dessert at Leslie and Richard Paynes' lovely house. The Key Lime Pie was delicious and it was nice to be able to visit with everyone. Thanks Paynes for your hospitality. The Saxtons made the 2 1/2 hour drive from New Jersey to have dinner with us.

Fleet Captain Dave Nance has planned two nice cruises and unfortunately we will be at Outer Banks on a family vacation the week of the spring cruise. I encourage everyone to send emails when you plan to go sailing this summer so others can join you for a raft up. Webmaster Frank has posted the cruise schedule on our website.

Vice Commodore Susan has set dates for our two popular onshore parties this summer and fall. We will return to Belvedere Yacht Club on August 20 for the business meeting/picnic and to Sailing Emporium marina on September 17 for the crab cake picnic. Frank has posted the dates on our website. We are looking forward to both events and enjoy going to Sailing Emporium and seeing all the lovely flowers. Think spring and warmer weather, but not hot, and no snow.

Fleet Captain's Report
Dave Nance, Ariel

At last years annual business meeting it was decided that we would have two primary one week cruises and that between these we would encourage members to let other members know of their desire to get away and meet somewhere for a drink and chat.

I have planned an early summer cruise of the upper bay, and a fall cruise of the Choptank River that considers the probability of hot and windlass days. This fall cruise will start after the annual Rock Hall picnic and is never far from marinas with electricity for your A/C if that is needed. Take a look at the itineraries under the Cruise Schedule and plan your cruise with us.

A study released this past year determined that the Prime Meridian in Greenwich is 102 meters in error. Now that does not mean that you can use that as a excuse for not being on one of these cruises as it does not alter any of your charts, and if your chart plotter has not directed you over land, yet, you are good to go. So we will all expect to see you on the water in the spring.


Webmaster and Editor
Frank Cingel