Lyle Hess Tribute 2005
Last Year! In September of 2004, 53 owners of Lyle Hess Bristol Channel Cutters, Nor'Sea, Falmouth Cutters, and Montgomerys showed up for a wonderful sail in and fly in. We had folks from the West Coast and Canada. All the cruisers on the East Coast made there plans to coincide with the dates. Se had the best time together.
We're planning something for this September! 2005
We held the event at Vera's White Sands up in St. Leonards Creek off the Patuxent River in the Chesapeake Bay. We enjoyed a day of climbing on each others boats and showing off our sails and stuff and sharing sea stories.
RogueWave Yacht Sales did host a Cocktail Party at Vera's and we all had a great Buffet dinner at Veras! It was perfect!
September is absolute the finest time on the Bay and St. Leonard Creek is gorgeous. It is about 3 miles up the Patuxent River just past Point Patience on the starboard side. It was filled with Nor'Sea 27, Falmouth Cutters 22, Montgomery 17, and Bristol Channel Cutters and custom-built vessels.
Aloha sailed from Annapolis with Kate single-handing her down and back. What a great five-day adventure it was. Bernie had to hold down the fort but made it down by car for the great party we had.
This is Aloha leaving Vera's on Sunday. It was a day of very light breeze but offered a good chance to try out the new Carol Hasse sails! Beautiful.
In July of 2002 we had a Rendezvous whit seven Bristol Channel Cutters showing up in the Choptank.
Let's do it again! Fall in the Chesepeake really seems to work as people are heading south. Please email me and include Lyle Hess Rendezvous in the subject line so I can keep you informed. firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 410 571-2955
The Mongomery Sailors are planning to go to the Penobscott Bay in Maine and sail up to Mount Dessert! They invited all of us to join if we can.
So all you NorSea trailer sailors get up there! The NorSea is a fabulous ocean going boat. Several of these blue water babies have circumnavigated. Therefore, I sure hope the NorSeas of the Chesapeake Bay will manage to sail in! Come one and all. And, if you don't have time to sail, at least drive in ...okay...sans boat!
Bristol Channel Cutter 28
The picture is of Iduna and Surprise tearing up the Choptank in 2002.
Photo by Rod Bruckdorfer, our photographer for the event. Notice what a nice shot that is taken from Rod and Lenora's BCC Iduna.