Worton Creek, Kent Island, Gibson Island
Early Board June 16
A four-day exploration of two upper bay anchorages and a visit to a Club favorite marina are the highlights of this relaxed, pre-summer solstice cruise. Relatively short distances allow for plenty of sailing, or if the wind is not in our favor, more time at anchor for swimming and socializing. It’s warm enough to swim by now, and the jellyfish are usually not yet swarming this far north in the Bay. The marina pool and hot tub will certainly be warm and free of sea life.
We’ll gather at Haven Harbor Marina on Thursday, June 16. The skippers will check out our boats, and then we’ll all get settled on board. Crews will go out to dinner at one of Rock Hall’s restaurants where the seafood is fresh and the drinks flow.
In the morning we’ll break up the raft and sail south about twenty-two miles toward Kent Narrows. We’ll hang a right into Castle Marina and take slips for the night. Castle Marina has a great pool and hot tub, and saunas in the bathhouse. Dinner can be aboard or at the marina’s barbeque picnic area, or there are a restaurant and pub just outside the gates. Or Kent Narrows’ many waterside restaurants are a short cab ride away.
On Sunday we’ll depart Castle Marina and sail about thirteen miles across the bay into the Magothy River. We’ll extend the sail as long as we want, ending up at the northern end of Gibson Island to anchor “off the horse ranch.” It’s a Club favorite, with good holding ground and absolutely beautiful views all around. We’ll raft up or anchor separately, as the crews desire. Dinner is aboard, and crews will likely indulge in favorite games well into the evening.
Monday we raise anchors and sail about twelve miles back to Rock Hall to return the boats and head home.
We’ve chartered three sloops in the 39-foot range. Each offers comfort and are very sailable at a moderate price. Each boat will have a crew of six.
The cost of this trip is $390.00 per person (Skippers and Trip Leader - $203.00, Asst. Trip Leader - $297.00). The price includes charter fees and one night’s slip fees. Provisioning, fuel, pump-out, and other incidentals are additional and will be handled by each boat’s crew. A $100.00 deposit and Release of Liability and Zero Tolerance Form must accompany your Reservation Form.
Please make your check payable to The Sailing Club, Inc. and mail it, along with your completed reservation and release forms, to Mia McCroskey at the address below. Reservations will be processed beginning April 4, 2022 with a random draw of those received by that date. All reservations received after that date are on a first come, first served basis. A final payment of $290.00 is due on May 3, 2022. The Club’s standard thirty-day cancellation policy applies for this event. As mentioned on page five of this package, confirmed participants should make their own decision regarding travel insurance.
A pre-trip meeting will be held three to four weeks before the trip, at a time and place to be announced. All crewmembers should make every effort to attend in order to meet your crewmates, plan your meals, and make travel plans.
Please note that sailing conditions are dynamic, that your safety, and that of your crewmates, depends on your good physical health and agility.