Annual Crab Feast
We had a great turnout for the annual crab feast at the Shields' home on Mill Creek, Pax River in early September. Many members came by boat - some tied up or rafted to the dock, and others anchored out. We ooohed and aaahed over a brand new T-3700, and enjoyed touring two T-4600s that are quite different below decks. Seeing other sailors' tweaks to their boats is a great way to get ideas for winter projects. A catered ribs and chicken dinner on Saturday and delicious freshly steamed crabs on Sunday put us all in a mellow mood for sharing sailing stories and plans. See a larger version of our group photo in this photo album
Memorial Day 2015
Friends from Singles on Sailboats joined members of CBTSC to celebrate Memorial Day on Cattail Creek. Check out Mike's snapshots on the Memorial Day 2015
The Bay Piper needs you!
From the Commodore... Sharing your experiences with the Club is an important responsibility of membership. Please take the time to write an article for the Bay Piper no matter what the experience. We can all learn more about cruising, living aboard, maintenance or just great photos. Tom will be happy to edit and smooth out the rough edges of any story. The pump needs a little priming, so let’s get those keystrokes going.
The Annual Tartan Symposium
on March 21 at the Eastport Yacht Club was an amazing day. Read all about it in the May issue of The Bay Piper
. Five outstanding speakers gave presentations on sailing and racing experiences, plastic pollution in the Pacific, bottom paint, engine maintenance, and electrical safety. There were many great door prizes, from sailing gear to clothing to a Tartan half hull. Thanks to Crusader Yachts for sponsoring the venue.
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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnhjOhWD4j0
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: http://www.boattest.com/resources/view_News.aspx?NewsID=4115