Fifty Years at Cutts & Case

By Kaylie

An Oxford staple since 1965.

An Oxford staple since 1965.

Fifty years ago this summer, a shipyard opened in Oxford, MD. Today, Cutts & Case is internationally renowned as designers, builders, and restorers of fine wooden boats (sail and power).
In 1965, the shipyard was founded by Long Island trained boat designer, builder, and inventor, Ed Cutts …read more

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Wandering Off the Bay

By Kaylie

The author at the helm and his well-dressed crew at the Boatyard Bar & Grill Regatta for CRAB off Annapolis. Photo by Dan Phelps

The April 2015 SpinSheet cover headline “Fun off the Bay” got me thinking, which is usually a dangerous thing. I started sailing/racing in the early 1980s on the best boats in the world, namely OPBs (Other People’s Boats). An acquaintance in Alexandria, VA, had an old Morgan 34 that he …read more

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Tuesdays in Baltimore

By Duffy

Annapolis NOOD from a Drone: Waiting on the Wind

We can’t say enough good things about the sailing scene in Baltimore, and the sailors who actively go out and organizing racing on the Patapsco and Inner Harbor. Thankfully, Baltimore sailor Adam Podbielski keeps his camera (phone) on him when he’s out on the water so that we know what …read more

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Seaside Heights: Barnegut Bay Grand Prix Race Results

By Kaylie

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Thirty-four boats raced close by the spectators on the piers, docks, and floats in a series of races that broke seats out of boats, ripped an outdrive off a transom, and cracked a deck off its hull.
Really? But Barnegat Bay is Bay racing, not Ocean racing.
Well, on May 31, Barnegat Bay presented more like an ocean, with the wind blowing 30 knots, a short, stiff chop on the water, and some very aggressive powerboat racing that together created challenging water conditions. OPA gave us close-up racing action, on rough water, and on a bay. Seabuddy loved it!
Race boat decks are weaker than their hulls. When the rough waters of the Bay pushed in the hull of Hurricane Force as she was coming off a wave, both the hull’s side and the deck flexed. And the deck cracked, because it didn’t flex as well as the hull did. Then the deck damage expanded as the deck detached from the hull, and both the seam and trim failed. I tell you, it was rough!

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Thirty-four boats raced close by the spectators on the piers, docks, and floats in a series of races that broke seats out of boats, ripped an outdrive off a transom, and cracked a deck off its hull.
Really? But Barnegat Bay is Bay racing, not Ocean racing.
Well, on May 31, Barnegat
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