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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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SPORTS
By NANCY NOYES | September 10, 1995
One of sailing's big events locally comes next weekend: Shearwater Sailing Club's Hospice Cup XIV, featuring on-water action on Saturday for PHRF, MORC and J/30 racers, as well as a non-spinnaker Hospice Class for those who don't normally race, followed by a party shoreside where trophies, including Hospice Cup awards, are presented.Entries are due Wednesday (or postmarked by Tuesday) for the event, for which Buddy Melges is this year's honorary chairman. Proceeds from sponsorships of the event and all entry fees benefit seven area hospices -- Hospice of Anne Arundel Medical Center, Calvert Hospice, Hospice of the Chesapeake, Montgomery Hospice Society, Hospice of Northern Virginia, Hospice of Prince George's County and Baltimore's Joseph Richey Hospice.
SPORTS
By NANCY NOYES | October 17, 1993
Shearwater Sailing Club of Annapolis is setting up for one of its most popular fall racing events, the Roy Smith Memorial Regatta for female skippers and crew Oct. 30-31.In addition to the traditional classes for veteran competitors -- usually two spinnaker divisions and one nonspinnaker -- new this year are classes for beginning racers who want to compete in either the spinnaker or nonspinnaker novice class.Also new this year is the offer of a racing coach for any skipper who requests one. Coaches will be available for practice sessions as well as the regatta.
SPORTS
By NANCY NOYES | April 23, 1995
The Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association's big-boat High Point calendar begins next weekend with the Naval Academy Sailing Squadron's Spring Race, although J/24 sailors already are at it this weekend at Severn Sailing Association's Spring Bowl, sharing the course with non-CBYRA Solings.SSA will conduct a major Laser regatta, the Sunshine Open, next weekend, while down off Galesville the Stars, 5.0.5.s and 470s will face off on the water for the West River Sailing Club's Spring I regatta.
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.
SPORTS
By NANCY NOYES | November 1, 1992
Plenty of wind and a healthy fleet of 14 all-female teams made this year's 11th annual Roy Smith Memorial Regatta, managed by Shearwater Sailing Club last weekend, a memorable and challenging event.With a nine-boat PHRF Spinnaker class and a five-boat J/30 class, this year was the first time a one-design class had been started in the event -- something that regatta organizers say they would like to see continue in the future.Straight bullets in both of Saturday's races and Sunday's series-ender gave Jacelyn Swenson and her crew on Valkyrie the win in the J/30 class indisputably.
SPORTS
By NANCY NOYES | May 22, 1994
Nearly 50 crews sailing in MORC, PHRF C and D, and cruising one-design classes for Catalina 27s, Cal 25s and J/30s met in the 45th annual Spring Race of the Sailing Club of the Chesapeake last Saturday for 6.3-mile contest.The next day some three dozen entries in PHRF A-0, A-1, A-2 and B chased each other on a couple of courses, the first at 7.7 miles and the second race of the day over 4.6 miles.The action was especially hot in Saturday's MORC class, when the top five boats all corrected to within a one-minute, eight-second range of one another, with victory going to Bob Dunning and his crew on Skylarkn.
NEWS
By Nancy Noyes | October 17, 1990
The annual Michelob Cup Regatta drew 23 two-member teams from the local region to the waters of the Chesapeake off West River for two days of challenging racing Saturday and Sunday.The event, traditionally a rousing season finale for Star sailors, was hosted by the West River Sailing Club (WRSC) and sponsored by Katcef Brothers Distributors/Michelob.Early weather forecasts warned of the possibility of strong winds as Hurricane Lili moved up the coast, scaring off the substantial out-of-town contingent of sailors who usually swell the fleet to 30 to 35 teams.
NEWS
By Nancy Noyes | September 13, 1992
One of the area's longest-running sailing traditions is the West River Sailing Club's annual Labor Day regatta.It's a three-day event dating to the club's founding by a group of Shady Side sailors in 1930.This year's regatta, the 63rd annual, drew about 100 one-desig boats ranging from classic Chesapeake 20s, Flying Scots, Albacores, Jet 14s, Penguins and Olympic class Stars and 470s, to one-man Lasers and eccentrically exciting International Canoes.In traditional fashion, this year's regatta began with a relativel long-distance 13-mile point-to-point haul for the Chesapeake 20s, Flying Scots, Jet 14s and International Canoes from Annapolis to Galesville on Friday.
NEWS
By Robert M. Pennington from the archives of the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society | October 22, 1995
25 years ago Spurred on by residents of the area, the Annapolis City Council reversed an earlier decision and denied the Shearwater Sailing Club permission to build a 63-boat mooring facility in Spa Creek. The builder is undecided whether to sell the land or contest the decision. -- The Sun, Oct. 6, 1970.Scrapping the proposed Outer Harbor tunnel for a bridge closer to Baltimore would cost Anne Arundel County about $5 million for a new water supply system, County Executive Joseph W. Alton said today.
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