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wyeisland posted 11-30-2005 04:57 PM ET (US)   Profile for wyeisland   Send Email to wyeisland  
This may not qualify as a rendevous but on April 29 offshore of Baltimore the Volvo Ocean Race will hold a "round the bouys" race in the 70 foot sailboats. It should be great fun to watch. I will be leaving from the Eastern shore to run accross the bay to Baltimore. It would be grand to meet up with other Whalers at Kent Narrows for the passage.
mdono posted 12-01-2005 04:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for mdono  Send Email to mdono     
I was there off Ft.McHenry in Baltimore for the finish of one leg of the first volvo round the world race. Witnessed the start of the next leg that year and again 4 years later. Quite a party out there at the start line just North of the bay bridges. Additionally, the largest launch ramp I know of is on sandy point at the foot of one of those bridges on the Western shore.

Quite exciting then and the larger and much overpowered 70 footers should make an impressive show.

See ya there.

Bulldog posted 12-01-2005 06:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bulldog  Send Email to Bulldog     
Sounds neat, how far a run do you anticipate? I launched out of Sandy Point earlier this year, it is about the biggest and nicest ramp I ever used! I'll talk to my navigator, and check it out, we might just be there, thanx!....Jack
wyeisland posted 12-01-2005 06:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for wyeisland  Send Email to wyeisland     
Sandy Point is a great launch site. Also Kent Narrows on the Eastern shore. My run from the Wye River will be about 30 miles. The inshore race will be a great show in 70 foot boats.
I am not sure exactly where the race will be set up. More later.
wyeisland posted 12-02-2005 11:04 AM ET (US)     Profile for wyeisland  Send Email to wyeisland

Check out this picture of a Volvo 70. In the open ocean they can reach over 30 knots.

kgregg posted 12-02-2005 02:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for kgregg  Send Email to kgregg     
I'm interested! I sail on regular basis and would enjoy seeing these boats up close and personal. I live about 40 mins from Sandy Point ramp. Kevin
prxmid posted 12-02-2005 10:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for prxmid  Send Email to prxmid     
Don't miss the Volvo party at Eastport Yacht Club and SSA.

Great time

bmclernon posted 12-30-2005 01:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for bmclernon  Send Email to bmclernon     
What a wonderful way to clean out the winter's fogging oil. Top Dog is interested. Maybe Scott L. can get the Chesapeake Bay Whaler Club registered as 'Official Safety Fleet'. We fly our little red safty flags (Code Flag Bravo) and get the eqivilant of back stage passes.:-)

'76 Montauk - Top Dog

Yiddil posted 01-05-2006 09:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
This guy will be there one way or another....Coast Guard Aux will be doing there thingie out there that day....OR by WHaler with Scott L and crew of the WHaler Club!!!

If I do it with the Aux., it will be in Uniform on a 50 foot Hatteras, with a turkey baking in the Gally!!!So if Scotts Group is going to do something, they better hurry and set up and let me know, otherwise Im committed to the Aux. I hear there are thousands of boats out there and when the race starts a "Large Square number of miles" are cordened off between the racers and the thousands of boats trying to catch the CG< CGA and Marine Police etc...Gets kind of nuts out there from what Im told...

Mac, talk to Scott...Bulldog, your always welcomed here...30 min. from SP launch site...

Probabaly be doing a lot of "pulling people in" that day, and I will be doing "Vessel Safety Checks" for anyone who wants one as well:)Just got promoted to "Vessel Examiner Flag Officer":) Will do all the WHaler group vessel exams by the Potomac Swim Im sure :)))SUre a lot of that will be done at SP....

But Ill be out there in uniform or not, one way of the other:)))

Yiddil posted 01-11-2006 12:26 AM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
I spoke to Scott today....Don't think the Whaler roup will be doing the Volvo Race...its a bit much in not so great sea conditions, not to mention thousands of boats coming at you....

So your on your own:)

Bulldog posted 01-28-2006 06:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bulldog  Send Email to Bulldog     
Sorry, just realized the 29th is the first day of Spring turkey season, boat will be sitting on the trailer that weekend.............Jack
wyeisland posted 03-16-2006 05:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for wyeisland  Send Email to wyeisland     
The inshore race is on April 29 at 1pm. The race course is bounded be Love Point to the south, Gibson Island to the west, Swan Point to the East and North Point to the North. The course will be large and in the deep water. The exact start will be set on race day and will be into the wind.

I am also going to try and time a rendevous while the boats approach the finish.

carl lazar posted 03-20-2006 03:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for carl lazar  Send Email to carl lazar     
i have a house on the magothy river and am looking forward to again watching the boats go by for me it is an easy ride out to the area if there is to be a rendevous please e mail me at
mdono posted 04-12-2006 03:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for mdono  Send Email to mdono     
Estimated ETA finish line, Baltimore Light, Chesapeake Bay sometime on Tuesday, 4/18. Updates available on the Volvo Ocean Race site.

I plan to run down from Baltimore Harbor but know my 13'4" Whaler has the potential for beating me up even more than my old Grady White. So I'll take the Grady.

Hope to see some Whalers there.


carl lazar posted 04-17-2006 07:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for carl lazar  Send Email to carl lazar     
well today we watched as the first boat came across the finish line and guess what the wind decided to go away
it was still a great sight watching the 70 abn ambro sail under the bridge i only saw one other montauk today
see you on the starting line next month

wyeisland posted 04-27-2006 06:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for wyeisland  Send Email to wyeisland     
The race is a 1 pm North of the Bay Bridge. The weather looks great. I am either going to tow to Kent Narrows or boat all the way from Wye Island. I hope see other Whalers out there.

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