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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.
Members met at O'Brien's Steakhouse in Annapolis on November 21st to thank our cruise organizers for the 2015 season, and to elect officers for 2016. A delicious lunch and lively conversation followed. We'll meet again in February to plan next year's event schedule. Stay tuned for a specific date.
Annapolis Sailboat Show
On Friday, October 9, CBTSC sailors attending the Annapolis Sailboat Show gathered for lunch upstairs at the Fleet Reserve Club. We filled one and a half long tables! Old and new members shared stories of recent and upcoming cruises and of boat projects and wish lists. An owner's reception at the Tartan tent was cancelled due to a torrential rain and thunder storm, but even that couldn't dampen the spirits of our lively crowd.
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
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.