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Zanhizers Marina location
on Solomons Island

Last season, The Sailing Club explored “The Undiscovered Waters to the ‘Middle of Nowhere,’” venturing into the Potomac River for a most successful sail. This year, we will again depart from Safe Harbor Zahnisers Marina in Solomons, Maryland, taking advantage of its location to sail a counterclockwise circumnavigation of the Lower Chesapeake. This is an eight-day trip, with four nights in slips alternating with four nights at anchor.

The Itinerary

Saturday October 12 - Crews should plan on arriving at Safe Harbor Zahnisers Marina in the afternoon. After the skippers complete their checkouts of the boats, we’ll load provisions and gear and then proceed to one of the local restaurants for dinner ashore, while perhaps enjoying the sunset reflected in the Patuxent River or Back Creek.
Sunday October 13 - We will begin our 42 nm sail with an early morning departure, proceeding out of Back Creek and into the Patuxent River, then into Chesapeake Bay. Once past Cedar Point, we’ll turn south and continue past Point Lookout and across the mouth of the Potomac River. Our destination this evening is an anchorage in Mill Creek on the Great Wicomico River off Ingram Bay. The boats will raft up and crews will have the opportunity for a traditional appetizer dinner and plenty of socializing.
Monday October 14 - In the morning, we will head back out to the Bay and continue 21 nm south, crossing the mouth of the Rappahannock River before proceeding into the river to Safe Harbor Stingray Marina in Deltaville, Virginia. We will take slips so that crews can take advantage of the marina’s amenities, including propane grills for cooking dinner.
Tuesday October 15 - Today’s 32 nm journey begins with making our way back into the Rappahannock River and east past Stingray Point into the Bay. We'll again head south to an anchorage in the Severn River (not the Annapolis one) off Mobjack Bay where the boats will again anchor and raft up for the night.

Cape Charles Town Dock

Wednesday October 16 - Today’s sail takes us across the bay about 29 nm to Cape Charles at the south end of the Delmarva Peninsula. Slips have been reserved for two nights at the Cape Charles Town Dock, allowing time to explore this town that is on the National Register of Historic Places, due to having one of the largest concentrations of turn-of-the-century buildings on the East Coast.
Thursday October 17 - Today is a layover day to allow time to further explore Cape Charles, from its galleries and beach-y boutiques to the world's most Instagrammable bookshop. Cape Charles' walkable retail district is a delight to browse.
Friday October 18 - After making our way back into the Bay, a northward heading will take us to an anchorage in Pungoteague Creek, about 35 nm away. The boats will once again anchor and raft up for the night.
Saturday October 19 - Departing Pungoteague Creek we’ll continue the northward part of the circumnavigation 29 nm to Somers Cove Marina at Crisfield, Maryland, where we will pick up slips, plug in and take advantage of the amenities of the marina and surrounding area, including many restaurants.
Sunday October 20 - Early the next morning we will make our way 40 nm north and west, completing the circle to Safe Harbor Zahnisers Marina. Crews will pump out and fuel up before heading home, or wherever else you might want to go

The Boats
Two boats have been reserved from Sail Solomons in Solomons, Maryland. Each offers comfort and ease of sailing. Ripple will have a crew of six, while Moxie will have a crew of five.

Ripple (Catalina 445) Moxie (Jeanneau 39i)

The cost of this trip is $950.00 per person (Skippers and Trip Leader: $525.00,). The price includes charter fees and four (4) nights' slip fees with electric. Provisioning, fuel, pump-out, meals ashore, any additional mooring fees, and other expenses are additional and will be handled by each boat’s crew.

The deposit for this trip is $100.00. Please make your check payable to The Sailing Club, Inc. and mail it, along with your completed two-page Reservation/Release Form, to Gary Brubaker at the address below. Reservations will be processed beginning April 15, 2024 with a random drawing of those received by that date. All reservations received after that date are on a first come, first served basis. The balance of $850.00 is due on August 29, 2024. The Club's standard 30-day cancellation policy applies for this trip.


Trip Leader

Assistant Trip Leader
Walt Wronka
69 Adams Drive
Belle Mead, NJ 08502
Gary Brubaker
554 Marietta Ave
Swarthmore, PA 19081

Please note that sailing conditions are dynamic,
that your safety, and that of your crewmates,
depends on your good physical health and agility.




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