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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,candy.thomson@baltsun.com | June 11, 2009
To win the college national dinghy sailing championship last week, St. Mary's College had to win two races against Yale a school more than five times its size. "We told the kids they didn't need to do anything miraculous," said coach Adam Werblow, referring to B Division skipper Michael Menninger and senior Jennifer Chamberlain. "The kids looked at us and said, 'We're going to do this.' " With breezes and currents running strong on San Francisco Bay, the sailors made good on their word.
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By Paul Pierre-Louis, The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2014
For the past week, Robert Suhay has often imagined sailing the Chesapeake Bay, visualizing various tide patterns, weather conditions and landmarks as he tames the vast body of water. That mental exercise has helped the long-distance sailor keep his confidence high ahead of his attempt at a feat no one has accomplished: Starting today, the 51-year-old from Norfolk, Va., will try to sail the Chesapeake Bay, from Norfolk to Pooles Island near Chestertown and back, alone in a Laser dinghy, a sailboat just under 14 feet long.
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By Nancy Noyes and Nancy Noyes,Contributing writer | June 13, 1991
It's been a long time coming, but last week the U.S. Naval Academy'sIntercollegiate Sailing Team scored an impressive coup.Team members conquered all of the other top collegiate dinghy teams in the country and won the National Intercollegiate Championships at Tulane University in New Orleans. It was the first time in the event's history that Navy swept all three events of the regatta.Racing was in 420s out of Southern Yacht Club on Lake Pontchartrain.First was the Women's Nationals, which was won by Navy when A Division skipper Susie Minton, with Julie Kohl as her crew, topped out that division for the second year in a row. An excellent performance by B skipper Cynthia Williams clinched the women's title.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,candy.thomson@baltsun.com | June 11, 2009
To win the college national dinghy sailing championship last week, St. Mary's College had to win two races against Yale a school more than five times its size. "We told the kids they didn't need to do anything miraculous," said coach Adam Werblow, referring to B Division skipper Michael Menninger and senior Jennifer Chamberlain. "The kids looked at us and said, 'We're going to do this.' " With breezes and currents running strong on San Francisco Bay, the sailors made good on their word.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | June 9, 2000
The 12th biennial Annapolis-to-Bermuda Ocean Race will start at 4 p.m. today in the Severn River off Sycamore Point, in front of the Eastport Yacht Club. Competitors will be traveling to St. George's Dinghy and Sports Club in Bermuda. Forty boats are entered in the 753-mile sail race, the winner of which usually finishes in five days.
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December 16, 1993
A 55-year-old Annapolis woman told city police that her purse was snatched from her arm about 7:45 p.m. Tuesday as she stood outside her apartment in the 800 block of Monroe St.A man approached her from the nearby woods as if he were going to ask a question, Anne Fleming Selby told police. When he was close enough, he grabbed her purse by its strap, pulled it away and ran back into the woods.Police later found a hat and coat in the woods matching the description of the thief's clothing. Police said the man might have changed clothes to confuse the search for him.However, police found a photo identification card in the jacket pocket.
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By Danny Baker and Danny Baker,SUN STAFF | June 8, 2003
St. Mary's College of Maryland, defending its reputation as one of the nation's best sailing programs, finished second behind Harvard yesterday in the abbreviated spring Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association team race competition on Detroit's Lake St. Clair. Top-ranked St. Mary's, Harvard, Hobart and Southern California advanced to the final four yesterday, but lack of wind prevented the completion of the event at Crescent Sail Yacht Club. Harvard was declared the winner of the three-day event and the Walter C. Wood Trophy based on the results through the round of eight.
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By Kristi E. Swartz and Kristi E. Swartz,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | October 28, 1997
County police arrested a Dunkirk man early Sunday on charges of stealing four cars, credit cards and almost $800. One of the cars was damaged, police said.William Russell Green Jr., of the 11000 block of Oakwood Drive was charged with two counts of felony theft and first- and third-degree burglary. Green is being held on $15,000 bond.Police were called to the 1100 block of Cumberstone Road in Harwood about 1: 30 a.m., where owners James and Donna Olfson reported their 1992 Mercedes Benz sedan, cash and credit cards stolen.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Television Critic | August 30, 1993
To see how far the broadcast networks have fallen in quality during the last decade, tune in "Missing Persons," starring Daniel J. Travanti, at 9 tonight on WJZ (Channel 13).Ten years ago, Travanti was an ensemble player in "Hill Street Blues," a big-city police drama with its own distinctive visual style and a superb cast. It was a show cops loved for its realism and depth, and critics loved for its drama, class and intelligence.ABC's "Missing Persons" also stars Travanti as a big city cop. This time he runs a missing persons department for the Chicago Police Department.
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By Nancy Noyes | May 5, 1991
When Annapolitan Diane Burton placed fifth a couple of weeks ago in the U.S. Olympic Pre-Trials for Europe Dinghy sailors, she won more than a trophy for that particular regatta.She also joined one of the most elite groups of sailors in America, because she earned a spoton the 1991 U.S. Sailing Team and moved one step closer to a chance to represent the U.S. at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona.Burton, a long-time Laser sailor, is competing in the newest Olympic class of sailing -- the Europe Dinghy -- which was added to the roster of Olympic yachting classes following the 1988 games.
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By ANNIE LINSKEY and ANNIE LINSKEY,SUN REPORTER | July 31, 2006
A scan of the horizon reveals a sad fact: It's going to be a windless day. A white band of haze hovers in the distance. The flag at the Severn Sailing Association hangs limply, and a few wispy clouds provide no shade. The temperature is pushing 95. But, with the optimism that only comes with being under 16, a few dozen junior sailors rig up the club's boat and get ready for a morning of sailing school. The Annapolis-based sailing club runs classes throughout the summer, including two-week-long tutorials on the basics of sailing: how to rig a boat, tying knots, the points of sail and basic racing rules and strategies.
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By CANDUS THOMSON and CANDUS THOMSON,SUN REPORTER | May 3, 2006
It's tough to break into the top tier of competitive sailing. Syndicates hire the big names, who in turn hire veteran sailors with robust resumes. So when the managers of the ABN Amro entry in the Volvo Ocean Race announced they would be running a second boat crewed by a team of sailors under the age of 31, it was seen as a noble gesture destined for back-of-the-pack results. Instead, it opened the talent floodgates and produced a crew that has turned heads and set records. Eighteen hundred applicants applied for the 10 crew slots under skipper Sebastien Josse.
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By Danny Baker and Danny Baker,SUN STAFF | June 8, 2003
St. Mary's College of Maryland, defending its reputation as one of the nation's best sailing programs, finished second behind Harvard yesterday in the abbreviated spring Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association team race competition on Detroit's Lake St. Clair. Top-ranked St. Mary's, Harvard, Hobart and Southern California advanced to the final four yesterday, but lack of wind prevented the completion of the event at Crescent Sail Yacht Club. Harvard was declared the winner of the three-day event and the Walter C. Wood Trophy based on the results through the round of eight.
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By GILBERT LEWTHWAITE | December 14, 2000
There's not much about sailing that Maine resident Cam Lewis doesn't know. He's a world champion and record-setter on both mono- and multi-hulls. He started dinghy racing at the age of 4, won his first race at 6, and has gone on to sailing glory in Lasers, 505s and the Flying Dutchman. He helped Dennis Conner defend sailing's ultimate trophy, the America's Cup, on the catamaran Stars and Stripes in 1988, and three years later did the same on America3. In 1993, he sailed with legendary French skipper Bruno Peyron on the 86-foot catamaran Commodore Explorer to win the inaugural Trophee Jules Verne, breaking the fictional Phileas Fogg's 80-day round-the-world mark by 18 hours.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | November 21, 2000
Three boys from Arnold were blown across the mouth of the Magothy River to Gibson Island in a small dinghy and capsized yesterday afternoon as a sudden storm whipped across the county. The boys - two of them 16 years old and one, 12 - capsized just off Gibson Island about 4 p.m., said Division Chief John M. Scholz, a county Fire Department spokesman. An island resident dried their clothes while paramedics checked the boys for hypothermia. But all appeared fine after the close call in their 8-foot boat, and their parents declined to have them transported to a hospital for checkups.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | June 9, 2000
The 12th biennial Annapolis-to-Bermuda Ocean Race will start at 4 p.m. today in the Severn River off Sycamore Point, in front of the Eastport Yacht Club. Competitors will be traveling to St. George's Dinghy and Sports Club in Bermuda. Forty boats are entered in the 753-mile sail race, the winner of which usually finishes in five days.
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By Charlotte Moler and Charlotte Moler,Contributing Writer | November 8, 1992
It's a bit like a nautical version of Santa's workshop along the Havre de Grace waterfront.In the abandoned Seneca Cannery on St. Johns Street, 11 boats in various stages of construction lie about the cavernous basement, where 36 men drill and chisel and saw wood, generating mountains of sawdust.They gather here on Tuesday evenings to learn the Chesapeake Bay tradition of building wooden boats in a 12-week course offered through Harford Community College.Peter Steinmetz, a skipjack sailor who came up with the idea for the course, teaches it with two others.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | January 26, 1997
The household fleet has ebbed and flowed over the years, currently numbering four -- a venerable, 21-foot Owens Sea Skiff; a 20-foot, 20-year-old ski boat; an 8-foot rowing dinghy of similar age; and a 31-foot cruising sloop.Through most of the past three months, they have sat -- engines winterized, hulls draped with tarps or canvas -- awaiting the first warm days of March, when recommissioning will begin.The Owens, fitted with its original, 1961 Flagship V-8, needs its distributor rebuilt or replaced.
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October 10, 1999
The United States Sailboat Show has more than 200 boats on display in the water, including what show organizers call the largest exhibit of catamarans and trimarans in the world.Based on figures from last year's show, organizers and exhibitors said the stage is set for this year's exhibition to be the most successful ever.Geoffrey McCord of Beneteau said the last show drew an exceptional number of potential clients and his company sold 20 boats in one morning."The entire weekend was fantastic," McCord said.
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By Kristi E. Swartz and Kristi E. Swartz,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | October 28, 1997
County police arrested a Dunkirk man early Sunday on charges of stealing four cars, credit cards and almost $800. One of the cars was damaged, police said.William Russell Green Jr., of the 11000 block of Oakwood Drive was charged with two counts of felony theft and first- and third-degree burglary. Green is being held on $15,000 bond.Police were called to the 1100 block of Cumberstone Road in Harwood about 1: 30 a.m., where owners James and Donna Olfson reported their 1992 Mercedes Benz sedan, cash and credit cards stolen.
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