Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Memorial Day Cruise Report

            I wonder if Carl Alberg, when designing the Alberg 30, ever pictured three generations of folks who loved his boats rafted up together in a creek on the Eastern Shore enjoying each other’s company and the beauty of a picturesque Maryland Spring Weekend?  He would have been pleased as six boats made the trek around Bloody Point to St. Michael’s for the Memorial Day Cruise.  Jim and Sandy Davis and Jazz on Isa Lei were the first to arrive and set the hook for the resulting raft up.  In attendance were:  Bob and Elaine Leigh on Leighway,Sr and their grand-dog Baxter; The Adams’ on Laughing Gull; The Coopers on Cookin ; Jim and Barbara Palmer on Waconah and The Woodfords on Latika.  Saturday night, we enjoyed happy hour on Isa Lei and settled in.  We all went to St. Michael’s on Sunday for breakfast/lunch at the Carpenter St. Saloon.  It was crowded in St. Mike’s to be sure but the food was worth the wait and we had ample opportunity to amble about town.  The kids enjoyed the toy store and ice cream.  After a relaxing day, the group moved to Dividing Creek on the Wye River for Pirate night, games and Dark and Stormys.  If I may say so, it was a perfect evening.  Kids and adults swam, we dressed up in pirate garb ( Grace had some killer make up ideas for the pirate kids) and we played “Who am I.”  The Dark and Stormys hit the spot and the food prepared by all was top notch.  Isa Lei has a great cockpit for group gatherings. We all sang “God Bless America” together to honor those who gave their lives for us to enjoy moments like these.

            It was with regret that the raft broke up to head home Monday morning but we were treated to some of the best sailing of the year. Latika enjoyed a run up Prospect Bay and beam reaching out of the Chester in 14 kts.! We zipped back across the bay in beautiful winds.  It was fantastic.

         Thanks to all those who came out for making the 2015 Memorial Day Cruise one that will be remembered fondly for a long time. 

Monday, May 18, 2015

Memorial Day Cruise - 2015

Calling all Sailing Patriots – Let’s celebrate our freedom and those who died serving this great country.

The plan:

Saturday – we will raft up in Leed’s Creek on the Miles River 

Sunday – Breakfast at the Carpenter Street Saloon
                        Browse and Shop in St. Michaels
                        Cruise to Dividing Creek on the Wye River
                        Happy Hour (featuring Dark and Stormys) Pirate Night and games

Monday- Return home

If you would, please shoot Woody an email this week to let him know if you are coming or thinking of coming.  We want to know who to be on the look out for and how much rum to bring for the Saturday night's Dark and Stormy party.

Looking forward to it.  Weather looks good so far.

Monday, April 20, 2015

2015 Maintenance Weekend - May 16-17

MAINTENANCE WEEKEND- Please note venue change!

Boats, projects, tools, people ..bring them all to the William’s home on Whitehall Creek for Maintenance Weekend on Saturday May 16 and Sunday May 17.   Let  Mike Meinhold know if you are bringing a boat, what work you want to get done. Also contact Mike to offer tools and support or with questions about the event.

This is a traditional event that brings together the immeasurable experience of the members of the Alberg 30 association.  If you can’t bring your own boat, come work on another and learn about maintaining the A30. 

Bring your own beverages and food to share.  Lunch will be coordinated on Saturday and “pay as you go”.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Inventory of Albergs for Sale (or Sail)

This is a snapshot of boats for sale as of 3/30. This was discussed on the general list if you want to track the conversation - look up string titled "I'm looking to buy an alberg" around 3/29.

Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxk8NxTta9EHUVNKUjhaQVhENjQ/view?usp=sharing

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

2015 Cruising Schedule- Chesapeake Bay Alberg 30 Association

Date                        Event                                                Host

April 25            Spring Rendezvous                        Bay Ridge Clubhouse

April 26            Follow the Wind Cruise                 Bob Leigh

May 16            Maintenance Weekend                   TBD

May 23-25       Memorial Day Cruise                     Woodford

June 12-14       Children's Cruise                           Pleisse

July 3-5            Fireworks                                       Cooper

July 18-19        Summer Rendezvous                      Palmer-Host, Davis- Coordinator

July 20-26        Summer Cruise                               Cooper/Adams

Aug 1               Pool Cruise                                    Eagle’s Nest – Leigh

Aug 15             Orioles Game                                 Lehman

Sep 5-7            Labor Day Cruise                           Lodge

Oct 3                Navy Football Cruise                     Gamber

Oct. 4               Fall Rendezvous                            Meinhold/Townshend

Oct. 4-11          Fall Cruise                                    Carter

Oct. 31             Hot Cider/Halloween                    Davis

Nov. 7-8          Die Hard                                       Meinhold

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Frozen sailors take heart - The seminars are almost upon us.

The Alberg 30 Cruising Seminar will be held on Saturday February 7, 2015 at the West Street library in Annapolis.  The meeting is scheduled from 1 pm - 4 pm.  We are excited to welcome Wendy Clarke, sailor and contributor to Cruising World magazine, to speak.  We will also discuss the cruise schedule for the upcoming year.

As is tradition, we will adjourn to a local members' home for libation and refreshments. Please bring a dish to share.  As of this writing, the Adams' will host the post seminar gathering.

I look forward to seeing you at the Seminar!

PS: Adams are hosting on the 21st