Yesterday we arrived back in Annapolis to close out our 2021 New England cruise, and when I updated my log book I realized I had just passed 15,000 passage making miles! Over a third of those have been aboard Rover and almost half have been aboard Hylas sailboats. Not bad!
Activity in the boat yards is starting to pick up, and 2021 looks like it’s going to be an exciting season for both Rover and various of her crew racing on other boats! Currently the plan is for Rover to be on the Chesapeake until the Annapolis Yacht Club summer cruise in New England, and very likely she will head south to Fort Lauderdale in the late fall and probably toward the Caribbean for the winter months. In the meantime, various members of the Rover crew plan to race:
Thursday nights on a J/22 (Rich [driving] and Lisa [foredeck], first half of the series)
Wednesday nights on a mystery boat (see below) (at least Rich, Lisa and Brian, first half of the series)
In addition I am flattered to have been invited to be the second half of a double-handed race team for a number of weekend races this season on the Chesapeake. I’ll wait to get the owner’s permission before making a reveal on these pages, but the reader is invited to use the comments below to pay “Guess That Boat!” using these snapshots of her keel. Hints: her draft is just under 6 feet and her designer is a marquee name in the industry.
Alright readers! If you’ve ever anchored out in Annapolis for Blue Angels, the 4th of July, or Bands in the Sands, or if you’ve ever anchored … ummm …. anytime in the BVI, then you’ve no doubt seen some pretty heroically hair-brained stupidity by fellow captains trying to set or retrieve an anchor. Use the comments selection below (or PM me and I can post) and let’s see if we can select the winning story!
Join us this Sunday for Part II of our three part webinar series. This week’s topics will be on our process for choosing the Hylas 54 as our passage making cruiser! We look forward to seeing you there.
We are at a bit of a loss for words today as our beloved Annapolis Yacht Club house is in ruins after being ravaged by fire yesterday. No staff or member injuries but one (reportedly minor) injury to a firefighter. Continue reading Annapolis Yacht Club Fire→
Welcome to svrover.com! We are four friends who enjoy sailing and thought it would be fun to start a blog to share our experiences. We’ve begun by gathering some stories we’ve written in the past, which we’re posting as ‘throwback’ articles. This summer we’re planning a charter out of Newport, so we plan to start posting content about new adventures soon.