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By Steve McKerrow | January 20, 1991
Every boat owner knows the frustration of all the chores and expenses that come along with even the simplest of vessels.There are the costs of a marina, mooring or trailer launch arrangements, for example. In spring comes fitting out, and in the fall winterization. Throughout the season, it seems, the time you want to be spending on the water is actually occupied with cleaning, transporting or otherwise maintaining the vessel.No wonder the old joke says the best two moments in a boat owner's life are the day he buys it and the day he sells it.An alternative is in the offing in Baltimore's Inner Harbor in the form of a new sailing club through which members are entitled to the use of a 22-foot keel sloop, but are not responsible for ownership hassles.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, Steve Kilar and Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | June 24, 2011
A 14-year-old Annapolis sailing student who died during lessons in the Severn River was remembered Friday as a much-loved teenager who enjoyed sailing with her family and playing soccer on a high school team. Investigators said Olivia Constants was trapped underwater for several minutes after her boat capsized around 3:15 p.m. Thursday. Based on a preliminary investigation, they believe a harness she was wearing "got entangled in the rigging of the sailboat," said state Department of Natural Resources Police spokesman Sgt. Art Windemuth.
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By Nancy Noyes | March 6, 1991
Attention sailors who enjoy the challenges of sailing short-handed in bigger boats: The Shearwater Sailing Club will repeat its successful Chesapeake Tour Double-Handed Race for two-person teams on boats 29feet and longer on Saturday, April 20.Event chairman Kevin McLaughlin, the Chesapeake Tour's creator and organizer, "The race is designed to provide individuals who frequently sail their boats short-handed an opportunity to compete in a long-distance, big-boat...
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June 16, 2011
Catonsville resident Christina Eichelman graduated from the University of Delaware in May with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. During her collegiate career, she earned dean's list recognition for eight semesters; was president of the Student Nurse Organization; earned the School of Nursing Award and was presenter of the undergraduate student address. Eichelman has accepted a critical care internship position at the Christina Care Health System in Newark, Del. Tom and Helen Eichelman are her parents.
SPORTS
By Nancy Noyes and Nancy Noyes,Contributing Writer | September 4, 1993
The 27th annual Annapolis Race Week will fill the waters off Annapolis with about 200 racing sailboats this weekend, as three separate fleets compete on courses spread from just north of the Bay Bridge to the West River.Racing begins this morning, and runs through Monday, with up to two races daily for each fleet -- depending, of course, on cooperative wind conditions.Fleet 1 includes IMS I and II, and PHRF A-1 and A-2, while Fleet 2's racers include IMS III, PHRF B, MORC, and the J/30s.Fleet 3 racers include PHRF C and Nonspinnaker, along with J/24s, Catalina 27s, and Cal 25s.The 200 entrants make it the largest big-boat multi-race regatta on the Northern Bay.The event is run by the Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association, with race management by Annapolis Yacht Club, the Baltimore City Yacht Association, Eastport Yacht Club, the Gibson Island Yacht Squadron, the Magothy River Sailing Association, the Naval Academy Sailing Squadron, the Sailing Club of the Chesapeake, Shearwater Sailing Club and West River Sailing Club.
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By ANNIE LINSKEY | July 23, 2006
IN four years the catamaran fleet at the West River Sailing Club in Galesville has gone from a probationary group of eight sailors to a full-fledged armada of 18. At a time when families seem to be getting busier and busier, it's unusual to see a fleet expand with such speed. "They've grown so quickly, that this past spring we had to lease more space for them to keep their boats," said Teri Nilsen, the commodore of West River Sailing Club - a no-frills yacht club that has been around since 1930.
EXPLORE
June 16, 2011
Catonsville resident Christina Eichelman graduated from the University of Delaware in May with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. During her collegiate career, she earned dean's list recognition for eight semesters; was president of the Student Nurse Organization; earned the School of Nursing Award and was presenter of the undergraduate student address. Eichelman has accepted a critical care internship position at the Christina Care Health System in Newark, Del. Tom and Helen Eichelman are her parents.
NEWS
August 7, 2003
Ernest Lawrence Dinning III, former vice president of the Maryland Lava Co. and an avid sailor, died of multiple organ failure Monday at Beebe Memorial Hospital in Lewes, Del. He was 77. Mr. Dinning, who was known as "Laury," was born in Baltimore and raised in Ruxton. He attended McDonogh School until enlisting in the Navy during World War II. He served as a boatswain aboard destroyers in the North Atlantic and Mediterranean, and on a mine sweeper in the China Sea and Yangtzee River. Returning to Baltimore after his discharge in 1946, Mr. Dinning went to work for Harford Talc Co. in Dublin, which had been established in 1933 by his grandfather.
SPORTS
By NANCY NOYES | December 11, 1994
The Womanship "Sail Yourself Safely Home" clinic, conducted at yacht clubs across the country since 1987, is soon to be available on videotape.Using a model developed by Womanship, an Annapolis company celebrating its 10th anniversary, these two-day safety workshops are offered on-board to women in their home waters through local yacht clubs, sailing associations, marinas and boatyards.The video will feature Womanship's teaching methods. The boat is the classroom and students learn by doing.
NEWS
May 3, 2009
'Pride II' at City Dock for maritime festival The Pride of Baltimore II will visit the City Dock at Annapolis on Sunday and Monday, offering deck tours and day sails during the Maryland Maritime Heritage Festival. Free deck tours will be given from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and a day sail from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Cost for the sail is $45. A one-way sail from Annapolis to Baltimore will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and costs $65. Reservations are required for sails. Information: 888-557-7433.
BUSINESS
By Hanah Cho, The Baltimore Sun | May 27, 2011
Pusser's Caribbean Grille has been gearing up for its crucial summer period for a couple of months now. Managers at the popular restaurant on the Annapolis waterfront have nearly tripled the wait staff to 70 people, while their food orders to suppliers have spiked. Memorial Day weekend is here, and business is about to take off — until it quiets down again in the fall. "This whole week, through the weekend, is really our launch weekend for the season," said J.J. Peddicord, Pusser's manager.
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By Laura Vozzella and Laura Vozzella,laura.vozzella@baltsun.com | July 26, 2009
Jonathan and Samuel Tower played pirates Saturday in the Inner Harbor while their parents indulged in an even wilder fantasy: having an easy family outing with a special-needs kid. Jonathan has autism and a neuromuscular disorder. Nearly 3 and just starting to walk, he needs a wheelchair and a special diet. "It's hard to take the show on the road," said the boys' mother, Heather Tower of Woodbridge. It was a little easier to do that Saturday, when the Towers took part in the Easter Seals' annual Cruise for Kids.
NEWS
May 3, 2009
'Pride II' at City Dock for maritime festival The Pride of Baltimore II will visit the City Dock at Annapolis on Sunday and Monday, offering deck tours and day sails during the Maryland Maritime Heritage Festival. Free deck tours will be given from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and a day sail from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Cost for the sail is $45. A one-way sail from Annapolis to Baltimore will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and costs $65. Reservations are required for sails. Information: 888-557-7433.
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By Stephen G. Henderson and Stephen G. Henderson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 3, 2007
Marcus Asante is ready to set sail. When the wind is at his back, he plans to pilot his boat Soukous (named for a jazzy type of African dance music that's similar to a rumba) out of the Inner Harbor and into open waters. Founder of the 40-member Universal Sailing Club of Baltimore, Asante is one of an increasing number of African-Americans taking up sports such as sailing, hiking, biking and scuba diving. Groups such as the Universal Sailing Club are making a big impact, according to Charles K. West, publisher of Black Outdoorsman magazine.
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By ANNIE LINSKEY | July 23, 2006
IN four years the catamaran fleet at the West River Sailing Club in Galesville has gone from a probationary group of eight sailors to a full-fledged armada of 18. At a time when families seem to be getting busier and busier, it's unusual to see a fleet expand with such speed. "They've grown so quickly, that this past spring we had to lease more space for them to keep their boats," said Teri Nilsen, the commodore of West River Sailing Club - a no-frills yacht club that has been around since 1930.
NEWS
August 7, 2003
Ernest Lawrence Dinning III, former vice president of the Maryland Lava Co. and an avid sailor, died of multiple organ failure Monday at Beebe Memorial Hospital in Lewes, Del. He was 77. Mr. Dinning, who was known as "Laury," was born in Baltimore and raised in Ruxton. He attended McDonogh School until enlisting in the Navy during World War II. He served as a boatswain aboard destroyers in the North Atlantic and Mediterranean, and on a mine sweeper in the China Sea and Yangtzee River. Returning to Baltimore after his discharge in 1946, Mr. Dinning went to work for Harford Talc Co. in Dublin, which had been established in 1933 by his grandfather.
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By Deborah Overton and Deborah Overton,Staff Writer | September 30, 1992
Annette Harvey, who is blind in one eye, sometimes has difficulty maintaining her balance on land. But she's in control when she's on the water.Annette, 14, was one of four students from the Maryland School for the Blind who took sailing lessons the last three weeks in a pilot program sponsored by the Downtown Sailing Club. The program teaches the blind how to sail as a way to gain self-confidence."I'm in control," Annette says, describing her feelings when she steered a 22-foot sailboat.
NEWS
By Laura Vozzella and Laura Vozzella,laura.vozzella@baltsun.com | July 26, 2009
Jonathan and Samuel Tower played pirates Saturday in the Inner Harbor while their parents indulged in an even wilder fantasy: having an easy family outing with a special-needs kid. Jonathan has autism and a neuromuscular disorder. Nearly 3 and just starting to walk, he needs a wheelchair and a special diet. "It's hard to take the show on the road," said the boys' mother, Heather Tower of Woodbridge. It was a little easier to do that Saturday, when the Towers took part in the Easter Seals' annual Cruise for Kids.
NEWS
By Kathy Bergren Smith and Kathy Bergren Smith,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 3, 2002
THE LABOR DAY Regatta sponsored by the West River Sailing Club in Galesville features three days of sailboat races interspersed with social events. In a tradition begun more than 70 years ago, about a dozen Chesapeake 20s take to the river in a series of races. This classic one-design sailboat was born on the West River in the days when boats around here were mainly used for work. Bill Heintz, 94, of the tiny community of Bayfields remembers how it all got started. "I must have been about 18 years old that first Labor Day when we decided to have some races on the water," Heintz said.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Kevin Eck and Kevin Eck,Special to the Sun | April 18, 2002
Have you ever had the desire to hoist a sail or get an up-close-and-personal look at a 60-foot yacht? Are you seeking a tasty new recipe for crab cakes or some other seafood? Would you and the family like to enjoy some mostly free entertainment around the Inner Harbor? If you answered affirmatively to any of the above, your ship has come in. The fifth annual Baltimore Waterfront Festival, which celebrates life on the water -- and delivers all of the above -- got under way yesterday and continues every day through next Thursday.
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