Friday, February 26, 2021

Crusing News: Spin Sheet Century Club

Congratulations to Carol and Heather of Fleet 10 & ESSA for being members of the Spin Sheet Century Club 2020 for logging 100 days on the water on their Catalina 22, YES II.

Carol is a regular crew member on Jitterbug and ESSA member. 

Spin Sheet Century Club page 26

They are a cruising inspiration to all of us. 

Proving that you don't need a large boat to go a long way. YES II has been to almost every port of call from Havre De Grace to Crisfield often sailing for 4-8 weeks at a time. 


Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Tom Jackson is honored in Spin Sheet Magazine,

"Thinking of sailing kept me going every day in that hospital."

Tom Jackson a long admired competitor on the Choptank has been honored in the February 2021 issue of SpinSheet.  Many thanks to the author, Kristin West.

"A Salute to Tom Jackson" Spin Sheet Page 52

Reveille in the lead

Tom and crew sailing close hauled

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Choptank Fleet NEW COURSES! Season calendar!

 Calendar for the 2021 Season

April 21 - Zoom Meeting with Choptank Fleet 

April 28 - Information Open House at CYC for Cruising Fleet sailors and people interested in crewing. 

Practice Race - May 5

Series 1 - May 12 - June 16

Series 2 - June 23 - July 28

Series 3 - August 4 - September 8

Special Races

Stedman Smith Cup - May 22

Wild Goose Chase - September 18

Choptank Cup - October 9

New Course List for 2021

This year the Choptank Fleet will be using a predefined list of 32 courses.  Several courses were deleted due to lack of use and redundancy. Some have been modified and added to provide more reaching legs. The list has been reorganized from Zero degrees Magnetic to 360.  So trash last year's list. This is a major edit.

Laminated copies will be available after the Choptank Fleet meeting on April 21.  Distribution will depend on COVID restrictions.

On occasion, the Race Committee may decide to customize the race course depending on weather conditions. Print a copy of the list and keep it in your boat.  Skippers are expected to have the list.  The committee boat will only post and announce the course number.

Click here for Printable Copy of  2021 Choptank Race Courses

Printable ESSA Skipper's Bearings and Distance Guide 2021

Races will start at the listed ESSA marker. After the start, the committee boat will return to the dock. All courses end at "Z" (Zulu) which is located just north of the CYC and the municipal marina. Always leave "Z" to starboard. The finish line will
 be defined by the "Z" marker and a flag on the dock.

Marker "G" and "B" will be a white flag buoys.
Marker "Z" will be a yellow flag buoy.

Friday, February 5, 2021

Power Squadron: Virtual Boating Classes

The Cambridge Sail and Power Squadron is planning to do a Virtual Basic Boating Class at the end of the month.  The class dates would be 2/21, 2/28 and 3/7 at 1300 and would be on Zoom.  The cost of the class is $30, there is a physical book or an e-book available.  If you get the physical book and don't want to keep it after the class is done, you can return it to us and we will refund you $20.  There are no refunds for the e-books.  If anyone is interested in this class, please call or email me below. 


Tuesday, January 26, 2021





January 25, 2021



Dear neighbor,


Effective today, Maryland is now in Phase 1C of COVID-19 vaccinations.  Individuals eligible for a vaccine under this phase include:


  • Adults age 65 and older
  • Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Clergy and other essential support for houses of worship
  • Food/agriculture production, critical manufacturing, U.S. Postal Service, public mass transit, grocery store employees
  • All licensed, registered and certified health care providers
  • Education staff, including K-12 teachers, support staff and daycare providers
  • Front line hospital staff; nursing home residents and staff
  • Assisted living, independent living, behavioral health and developmentally disabled group homes, and other congregate facilities
  • Law enforcement and firefighters, EMS, and other public safety workers
  • Correctional health care staff and officers; front line judiciary staff
  • Continuity of Government 
  • Veterinarians and support staff


Please note that vaccine quantities are very limited, and the process for obtaining one is strictly laid out.  One must register for an appointment through this state website.  Additional information from each of the First Congressional District’s county health departments can be found below:


Worcester CountyFor more information click here; 410.632.1100


Somerset CountyFor more information click here443.523.1920


Wicomico CountyFor more information click here410.912.6889


Dorchester CountyFor more information click here410.228.3223


Caroline CountyFor more information click here410.479.8030


Talbot CountyFor more information click here410.819.5600


Queen Anne’s CountyFor more information click here443.786.9529


Kent CountyFor more information click here410.778.1350


Cecil CountyFor more information click here410.996.1005


Harford CountyFor more information click here410.838.1500


Baltimore CountyFor more information click here410.887.3816


Carroll CountyFor more information click here410.876.4848


Further information on Maryland’s Phase 2 and 3 vaccination plan can be found here.  Adults with comorbidities will be eligible under Phase 2, as will essential workers in critical utilities, transportation, and food service; adults in the general population will be eligible under Phase 3.  Additionally, information on COVID-19 therapeutics location sites can be found here, and COVID-19 testing site information can be found here.


I hope this information is helpful.  Please rest assured that, as a physician, I will continue to keep you apprised of all COVID-19 resources and available information. To keep up with my work in Congress, visit my website at and sign up to receive updates at  Should you wish to unsubscribe from my newsletter, you may follow the same link.



Member of Congress
Andy Harris M.D.

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Saturday, January 9, 2021

Bridge Meeting, Monday, January 11, 2021

 Bridge Meeting Schedules

All meeting are on ZOOM.COM


Monday, January 11, 2021, 5:00 PM

Online meeting

Join Zoom Meeting:

Link upon request to 

1.     Call to order

2.     Minutes of December 14, 2020 meeting

3.     Treasurer’s report

Current status & 2020 members

4.     Fleet Captains’ reports

Choptank Fleet

Will boats return?  Cruising Class, Rum Runner race to schedule, Joint race with Tred Avon Yacht Club (“Challenge Cup”), Learn to Sail, Crew Party in Spring, Date of Spring fleet meeting

Tangier Fleet

Crew Party, date of Spring fleet meeting, how to promote Tanzer 22s for sale

5.     Old Business

Online roster update
Election Results
Update on Award Presentations
On the water emergency plans - Dottie
Winter meetings

February 13, 2021: ESSA Cruising, George Breig

March 14, 2021: Tentative speaker – John Womack (Racing Rules and Cruising European Canals)

ESSA Cruising Award – Where is trophy?  Would presenting it encourage more participation in club cruises?


6.     New Business

How to do Change of Watch?
Late spring event to re-cap Awards and Change of Watch?  Necessary?
Design for keeper trophy for Spirit of Sailing Award
Cedar Hill Marina Insurance Requirement

7.     Bridge meeting dates

Monday February 8, 2021, 5 PM

Monday March 8, 2021, 5 PM

8.     Adjournment

Parking Lot Issues:

College Sailors

Jessica S. , Assistant Director of Athletics is contact at SU; received email May 18

Next Bridge Meeting: Monday February 8, 2020, 5 PM