2013 Chesapeake Bay Cruise

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Combined ASA103-104 Intermediate Coastal Cruising 


June 4 to 8, 2013




Frank Crumb, Roberta & Les Holden, Andrew Johnson


Gary Hutson


Good morning, I hope you’re doing well.  

I just want to say how much we enjoyed the 103/104 last week.  Our group turned out to be the perfect fit. Captain Gary was outstanding in his instruction, and requested that I email a brief summary of our cruise to you, which is as follows: 

Tuesday, June 4th we departed Lankford Creek Marina at 1037 heading for St. Michaels.  The weather was fair and seas calm.  We were motor sailing most of the day.  At 1238, we had to abort our original course due to shallow water at entrance to Kent Narrows.  A new heading for Love Point was agreed upon followed by a crossing of Chesapeake Bay.  At 1552, we arrived at our day’s destination and anchored in the Magothy River.  Following dinner on the boat, Captain Hutson went over course material. 

Wednesday, the boat was underway at 0825 and heading to Annapolis harbor.  We arrived at 1110 after sailing 13.2 nautical miles and picked up a mooring ball.  We took the dingy to shore at 1400 and returned to boat at 1630.  Captain Hutson  provided instruction on anchoring techniques.  At 1830, went ashore for dinner and returned at 2030. 

Thursday, Acadame was underway at 0830.  With a heading for the Baltimore Yacht Club, we sailed most of the day under sunny skies.  Upon arriving, we practiced docking and pumped out the holding tank.  After taking showers, dinner was at the Club.   

Friday morning greeted us with heavy rain and light fog.  We were underway at 1000 and headed for the Corisca River.  The heavy rain continued throughout the day.  Consequently, we altered our day’s destination and decided to return to Lankford Creek arriving at 1545. 

Saturday the boat was fueled, holding tank pumped and fresh water tank filled.  Those who wanted more docking practice had a chance to do so and the ASA104 exam was taken by Les and Andrew.  The students removed their belongings and headed for home. 

Les Holden 
Student Crewmember

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