​Fall Cruise - St. Michaels, MD
October 7 - 10, 2022

Regatta Summary - 10/18/2022

Another perfect cruise is in the books. Beautiful weather and events in St. Michaels, a chilly raft-up in Shaw Bay, and two great days of sailing on the Miles River and Eastern Bay.

Opening cocktail party at The St. Micheals Classic Car Museum.

The passion of Tad Dupont came out as he described building the museum and the ongoing mission of training people to work in the auto industry. After his talk we were given the opportunity to check out the cars ourselves up close and personally. Some amazingly beautiful cars are in the constantly rotating collection. 

Erin Folk at the Classic Car Museum

Saturday Racing

The day started cold and windy with bright sun. Even with the sun, the forecast was not for a warm day so the crews buttoned up and headed to the starting line. Races were started in pursuit start format. With the slower boats starting first. The first to cross the finish line would be the winner. 
The course was just 10.5 miles but involved a significant upwind leg and then an equal downwind leg. Testing the fleet. And, not everyone survived.

Rear Commodore Roel Hoekstra blew out his jib clew and had to retire from the race. Kevin McKinney who was single handing his yacht decided that all the tacking involved was more than he could stomach. So those two yachts won the race to the anchorage.

Out on the race course, Jon Wright with Vice Commodore Adzick onboard Dress Blue was able to hold off Commodore Steve Director on Stoweaway and win the race in class A. Past Commodore David Adams was fast as always and took  first in Class B. 

Saturday results can be seen here

Saturday Pictures

Dress Blue
Dress Blue

Erin Folk

Richard Rosenfeld

Jeff McCarron repairing Akela's Jib 

Sunset in Shaw Bay

Moon rise in Shaw Bay

Sunday Racing

Sailing conditions improved a little on Sunday with slightly warmer tempatures and a little less wind. This made for perfect conditions. With the Westerly wind and a course that took yachts down Eastern Bay, the shifty winds and other boat traffic made for exciting sailing with lots of tacking and place changes.

In Class A, Akela III was able to keep both Stoweaway and Dress Blue behind. In Class B, once again David Adams on Resolute sailed a great race and finished first.

Sunday Results Here

Sunday Pictures


Akela III

Ginger and Dress Blue at the start

Carolyn Folk

Save the date - Spring Cruise 2023

May 25 - 29
Location TBD