Monday, December 11, 2017

Community News: Cambridge Creek Bridge Repairs

Mr. B,

Thank you for writing. We don't yet have a new date for this work. We're still looking to have it done before the busy boating season so I'm thinking we'll get the contractor here in January or February. Will let you know as soon as a new start date is confirmed.

Kind Regards,
Bob Rager
Maryland State Highway Administration
District Community Liaison

From: george@
Sent: Sunday, December 10, 2017 1:51 PM
To: Robert Rager
Subject: Cambridge Creek Bridge closure
Mr. Rager,
What is the updated plan for the Maryland Ave Bridge closure?
I would like to post an update to our rmembers.
George B

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Friday, December 1, 2017

Change of Watch Dinner, RSVP

Change of Watch Dinner
    January 20, 2018, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Brew River Restaurant
    502 West Main Street
    Salisbury, MD 21801

RSVP: Click here to RSVP 

             Hors D’oeuvres
Veggie Tray
Caribbean Style Jerk Chicken, with Honey Mustard

Plated Dinner: 
(Choice of One)
~Bourbon Salmon topped with Green Peppers & Onions
~12oz. Hand Cut Slow Roasted Prime Rib with Au Jus (Prepared Medium)

Spinach Salad with Ranch Dressing
Baked Potato
Homemade Breads & Muffins


Soda, coffee, and tea will be available with free refills. 
Alcohol will be Cash Bar: All guests will be responsible for their own alcoholic beverages.
Brew River: 410.677.6757 or, email

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

ESSA Sailor is in Need of Assistance

ESSA Sailors,

One of members is currently suffering from a serious illness.
This person has been a long time competitor in the Tangier Fleet. The openness of the internet prohibits me from publishing names and details.

Insurance covers many things, but, not everything,
The family needs assistance in purchasing a lift chair at the cost of $1000. Many have already made personal contributions to assist in the purchase. Several Boats crews have pooled resources to make a donation already. 

Please click here  and I will reply by email with detailed information make a contribution. 
You may also contact Janine and John M of the Tangier Fleet.

Fair Winds, George B

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Annual Awards Banquet and Meeting

ESSA Members.
This year’s Annual Awards Banquet and Meeting will be well attended,
Seventy-one are expected.

Please note that no more RSVP’s will be accepted.
Anyone who has not replied, will not be served dinner.
The Cambridge Yacht Club has placed their orders, NO extras.

When you enter, you can pay the reception committee $35 per person dinner fee.
Cash or check will be accepted.
If you forgot what you ordered, no worries, we have the list.

Social & reception Time: 5:30 PM
Dinner: 6:15 PM
Election and Meeting: 7:30 PM

Also, Remember to pay for your 2018 membership and racing application.
Printable forms accessible on this site's tabs or

Fair Winds,

The ESSA Bridge
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

NOAA Choptank Weather Station at Cambridge Creek

Many of us use Sailflow and other wind services for racing and cruising. These services depend on NOAA stations for data.  For the 2017 season, work at Sail Winds forced removal of the automated station.  Good news, it will be returning to operation hopefully for next season.

Water Level Station 8571892 Cambridge, MD is presently installed at a temporary location due to construction/renovations being conducted on the pier the station is normally installed on.  The temporary location is not able to support wind measurements.

The repairs/renovation of the pier is work being done by the owners of the pier (NOAA does not own this structure).   Once the repairs are complete, it is our intention to return the station to it's original location, and to support the full suite of sensors systems historically available for this station.  We do not know when those repairs will be completed, and cannot provide a time frame for when the wind sensors will be restored to this station.  We are hopeful that the repairs will be completed, and the station returned to full function, some time in the next year to 18 months.  

I hope that this response has answered your questions.
If not, please let me know.
Should you have additional questions, please contact our office.
Phone: (301)713-2815


Todd Ehret

User Services
Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services

Thursday, November 2, 2017

64 Sailors will be attending this year's Annual Awards Dinner & Meeting

Last Notice!
64 RSVP's received to date. (BTW, Filet Mignon is leading with 43, Salmon 17, Chicken 4)
To all ESSA skippers, crew, family, and friends,
If youhave not done so, Click here to make your reservations.

Please coordinate with your crew to make sure reservations are not duplicated. Reservations can be made individually or as a group.
Know your party's choice of entrée before going to the RSVP site.

Location: Cambridge Yacht Club, 1 Mill St, Cambridge, MD 21613
Social Hour: 5:30 PM
Dinner: 6:30
Election Meeting and Awards: 7:30
$ 35.00 per person

RSVP with entre'e selection and number in party is required by November 14.
Payment will be received by check or cash at the door. 
 Payment of 2018 dues may be made at that time with a renewal application. 

Entre'e Choices:
6oz. Filet Mignon
Chicken Florentine
Broiled Salmon with lemon and herb
Vegetable Lasagna 
Click on the link to make your reservations 

You will be asked for your 
-email address
-Number in your party
-entrée selection
-boat name 
--You will receive an email confirmation with your entrée selections, etc.