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Chesapeake Bay Tartan Sailing Club
Keeping Sailing in Your Future... Our 29th Year

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Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events


Crab Feast: Date moved to Labor Day Sunday

Please mark your calendars with a new date for the Crab Feast: Sunday, August 31. Note that this is Labor Day weekend, so you'll have an extra day to reach Mill Creek on the Patuxent River for the fabulous feast with friends!

Spring Symposium 

About 30 members enjoyed a day of speakers and camaraderie at the annual Symposium on Saturday, March 23. Mike Titgemeyer of Crusader Yachts not only sponsored the meeting room, but also gave a presentation on the history of Tartan Yachts and a slide show of their current customizations and projects. Other speakers included Bill Eggert, author of a book on the tugboats of Baltimore; Bill, Rosemary, and Matt Thomas, who spent 18 months on a circumnavigation with World ARC in their 60-foot Sundeer "Crazy Horse"; Bob Campbell of Marine Electrical Systems on safety and performance; and Tucker Thompson, TV reporter for the 2013 America's Cup.
Many thanks to Crusader Yachts, Lewmar, Williams & Heintz Map Corporation, SEMCO Teak Products, Orion Signal, Whale Pumps, and Fawcett Boat Supplies for contributing some sought-after door prizes. Kudos to Don Reynolds and Darlene Forte for organizing an outstanding event to usher in the sailing season.

2014 Planning Meeting

The annual Planning Meeting was held in Galesville's Memorial Hall on February 9th. We enjoyed good food while setting up a schedule of activities for the coming season. They include events on land like the Symposium in March, events on the water like the Kids Cruise in June, and informal gatherings like the boat show meetup in October. Check the Events Calendar for details, and save the dates for adventures with fellow sailors!

New Format for SpinSheet's Club Notes

SpinSheet has recently changed the format of their Club Notes section, reducing the number of clubs with news in the printed magazine in an effort to focus on the "top news" or most interesting stories. News that makes it into print might be interviews with particular club members, really great photos, club history with photo, extended writeup of a great club event with photo, or club events held to welcome new members. However, any club that sends in news will have it posted to SpinSheet's website even if it isn't selected for print.

So here's the link to the online club section: Check it out, and decide what you think about it. You can send feedback --- or ideas for interviews, stories, or photos --- to Grace, our Publicity Chairperson at

Cruising Tips and Tricks

Practicing Emergency Procedures

Are you planning to practice your emergency crew overboard procedures this season? The Sailing Foundation has a great video on use of the LifeSling, which you can view on this website:

Automatic Radio Check

Did you know that, in some locations in the Chesapeake Bay, you can get an automated check of your radio transmission? Sea Tow offers this service on Channels 27 and 28:


Quick Links

CBTSC Website FAQ for Non-members

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