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Scott Leidig posted 04-04-2001 10:09 PM ET (US)   Profile for Scott Leidig   Send Email to Scott Leidig  
Chestertown Teaparty as of this post we expecting 34 Boston Whalers for this RENDOVOUIS. The local dealer is threatening to show up with a new boat. We will provide gas grills to cook on,restrooms,and pavilion. We can accommodate docking for about 20 boats a strategic use of fenders is suggested , If you have a favorite beach chair we would like to see them. This is a fun event for the whole family we are planning for 86 deg.and 3-5 knot winds. You do not have to be a member of the club,just have a whaler.We are an informal group no President,treasuer or board of directors to boss us,just a bunch of guys trying to find different ways to enjoy our boats . The Chesapeake Bay Boston Whaler Club sponsors this event to recruit Boston Whalers to help us with The Great Chesapeake Bay Swim.We need all the whalers we can get for this event. 600 people swim from Sandy Point State Park to Kent Island,to raise money for the March of Dimes. Last year over 50,000 was raised to benefit these children. We also support various other swims around the area,from the Gunpowder to the Potomac River.
Tailoring from the north take 301 S. To MD 544 to Deep Landing Rd. A county landing permit is required let me know and I will have them available when you get there.Coming from the South the best ramps are in Kent Narrows .We have 2 cruise captains to help you launch let me know I will send names and phone numbers.Launching should be between 7:00-8:00 AM Be underway by 8:00 sharp to be docked and or rafted 9:00 to see parade come at 10:00 if you want to be in it.
B Bear posted 04-13-2001 03:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for B Bear  Send Email to B Bear     
Sounds like some worth while events. And the whole things soundls like fun!
Tartansailor posted 04-15-2001 05:11 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tartansailor  Send Email to Tartansailor     
Would like to attend with my Montauk.
Could you please advise what date?
Scott Leidig posted 04-15-2001 08:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for Scott Leidig  Send Email to Scott Leidig     
WOOPS the date is Saturday May 26 9-5 Also if your whaler is not ready for the water by then.You could still drive,about 1 1/2 hr from Baltimore,1 hr.from Annapolis,45 min from the Bay Bridge,1 hr from Wilminton.
Flying Nutshell posted 04-18-2001 08:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for Flying Nutshell  Send Email to Flying Nutshell     
If not too late to 'register', we will plan to join you. It sounds like great fun. We will likely come by water, running down from the Sassafras, in a 22 Outrage. We'll look for a crowd of Whalers, and we will bring some fenders! Best regards, Ted
blackdog posted 05-15-2001 09:40 AM ET (US)     Profile for blackdog  Send Email to blackdog     
We are diffidently in. Made reservations last night at the Widow’s Walk on High Street for the weekend.
Anyone else going?


Arch Autenreith posted 05-15-2001 12:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for Arch Autenreith  Send Email to Arch Autenreith     
10 of us will be on the bay that weekend on the yawl. We usually go from Galesville to St. Michael's. Now all I have to do is convince the 4 other adults and bribe the kids to go to Chestertown instead. Hmmmm...leave the adults on shore and lock the kids down below until we get to Chestertown with Whaler in tow should do it. We were there last year for the first time (Chestertown Tea Party) and had a really nice time. Will try to make it. Look for a 'project' boat with dolphins on either bow. LaSalle is the name. Took the mizzen mast down a few years ago for repairs so it may or may not be back on. If we're there please stop by as I'm sure we'll have plenty of refreshments on board! Wish me luck convincing.
blackdog posted 05-16-2001 09:30 AM ET (US)     Profile for blackdog  Send Email to blackdog     
I'll look for you! Cold beverage sounds good to me. We have a blue Bimini Top on the 16 Dauntless. No name yet..
Good luck convincing!


Coconut posted 05-18-2001 08:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for Coconut  Send Email to Coconut     
I'm going to try to make it, in an old 13' sport. It all depends on the weather, though.
B Bear posted 05-19-2001 10:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for B Bear  Send Email to B Bear     
Bet ya the weather will be fine. Sounds like rain all the heavey stuff will be in the middle of next week. You can also launch fairly close to Chestertown too.
Scott Leidig posted 05-21-2001 09:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for Scott Leidig  Send Email to Scott Leidig     
Coconut,the main Group will leave Kent Narrows at 8:00 you can jump in behind a 22 Revenge and let him smooth the way for you.
bones posted 05-26-2001 04:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for bones  Send Email to bones     
May 26,2001

Oh well. Call me a whimp. Maybe next year...


Stamp posted 05-28-2001 08:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for Stamp  Send Email to Stamp     
There weren't many that showed, and I don't blame you. It rained like a son-of-a ... But Sunday was nice and the Festival went on as planned. Scott - Thanks for setting it up. My Family and I had a great time and we'll be there again next year. Any time you or any of the rest are down in the Hampton Roads Area, let me know.
blackdog posted 05-29-2001 09:42 AM ET (US)     Profile for blackdog  Send Email to blackdog     
And Rain it did! Stamp, I think I was tied up next you? Sunday was beautiful but my wife and I had to cut out of town early. It was fun to meet the few hardy souls that showed up. B Bear and I walked around town and grabbed some lunch and checked out the Tea Party. Very nice town and it was too bad the weather was crappy. We will try again next year and I think I will head down again as it isn’t very far from us, Only 1 ˝.

Thanks for all your help and hospitality Scott. I am going to see if I can help out on one of the swims.


Arch Autenreith posted 05-29-2001 11:17 AM ET (US)     Profile for Arch Autenreith  Send Email to Arch Autenreith     
A thousand pardons, fellow Whaler-ers at Chestertown Tea Party. I did the best I could to get there but failed miserably. Some weather Friday night and Saturday, huh? Started motoring on the yawl from West River Sat around 2 pm. 15-25 kt. head wind, 1-2 foot seas @ 2500 rpm and with the Whaler in tow only managed 2.3 kts forward progress over ground. According to gps it would have taken us 14 hours and we would have arrived around 4 am. (BTW, towing the Montauk slows us about 1 full knot.) Turned around and headed back to the marina to get waterlogged adults and kids off into warm showers and off to the movies then Starbucks. Anyhow, anyone want to get together for some Striper fishing soon? I'm still learning the area/techniques on the Bay and always need input.
B Bear posted 05-29-2001 05:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for B Bear  Send Email to B Bear     
Well I am glad I went. It just blows my mind that the entire month was dry except for that week end.
I am sorry I missed Dauntless 18, but I saw his Conquest and it was beautiful. Stamp and his family great and I spent a little time with Blackdog and his wife. My Thanks goes out to Scott for the goodies and for setting it all up. To bad the rest did not go to dinner with us we had some good prime rib later on.
I'll be there again next year and I will look forward to getting to know everyone a little better.
Arch I'd love to go fishing, There is not much action going on right now ...... must be a bad moon, cosmic tides and unseasonalby cold water. I hear there might be some bottom fishing, but nothing to get excited about right now.
dauntlass 18 posted 05-29-2001 07:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for dauntlass 18  Send Email to dauntlass 18     
Thanks to Scott who organized the Tea Party rendezvous. Also, it was great to meet other Whaler owners who helped out and are stout.hearted foul weather sailors. Ray and Linda

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