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From Dick’s desk—Upstairs at the Boatyard

Happy Holidays to all and thanks for a great year!

Many have asked how we came up with the “points of interest” hung on the boom from an old wooden boat out in front of the Boatyard.  I think we have 40 some locations with directions from here that the “lifestyle committee” (my buddy Dave Gendell and I) came up with after several beers.  We chose locations that sailors and in some case windsurfers and fishermen hang out.  So you have the local Bay favorites—St. Michaels, Solomons, Oxford and Hampton; other sailing/lifestyle locations in the US—Newport, Charleston, Key West, Marblehead, Southwest Harbor, Mackinac Island, New Orleans, San Fran, San Diego and Columbia River Gorge and more;  many international locations—Bermuda, Havana, Hobart, Azores, Halifax, St Barths, Antigua, Tortola, Fremantle, Cowes, North Shore-Oahu, Palma de Mallorca,  Porto Cervo and more; and then a few other favorites Soggy Dollar Bar, Bozeman, Austin, Jackson Hole and Montauk.   We left off so many great places and the lobbying has begun as it should.  Like how could we leave off Jamaica? —Bob Marley for goodness sake.  Thanks to George Davis and sign designer Brendon for locating the wooden boom and making it happen.  Brendon came up with the “Margaritaville-direction- In Your Mind” sign at the top. We have wanted to get this done forever-it’s up!

Speaking of points of interest, voting is hot and heavy for the World’s Favorite Sailing Bar conducted by Wight Vodka and Scuttlebutt Europe.  We are currently in third place on the list of ten finalists—behind One Bar, Playa Blanca, Lanzarote and the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club.  If you would vote for us that would be great--at  www.scuttlebutteurope.com/sailors-bars.html   

All for now—Christmas shopping.

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Well it’s winter weather in Eastport, Annapolis here on the Bay and the local sailors and fishermen are here squawking about the summer’s stories—the regatta they won except for the foul the judge didn’t see and the rockfish that stripped all the line off their reel and kept on going.  I especially love the winter gray days where the Bay is gray, the sky is gray, the ships anchored in the channel are gray-and the only color is the red and green blinking of the lighted buoys.

We held two recent events in November in The Boatyard Market private space.  The first was for John Page Williams being anointed by the Governor as an Admiral of the Chesapeake. John has been a dear friend and longtime Chesapeake Bay Foundation senior staffer.  Chief of Staff to the Governor, John Griffin, presented the citation.  70 of John’s friends, family and admirers were in attendance for a buffet feast and First Light Lager (John’s skiff is First Light) in a First Light Night commemorative pint glass.  A slide show of John’s life scrolled on the high def projector and screen. Congrats to John!  See the buffet menu and photos under “Private Events” on our site.

The second event was a talk and slide show given by Eastport’s Cindy and Robert Holden on a recent two year cruise on their sailboat to Spain, Portugal, Africa and the Caribbean.   The talk entitled “Open Ocean, Colorful Castles and Cute Camels” was attended by a more than standing room only crowd.  The highlight was how they integrated into the communities they visited.  Were we all planning our cruise that we may or may not take?  Cindy Fletcher Holden is a well-known local artist who painted the Hemmingway’s fishing boat Pilar that hangs in the Pilar Bar in the Boatyard Market space.  She also painted the boatyard painting that hangs over the main bar and of course the pictures on our bathroom doors of the labs that identify the girls and boys rooms.  If you haven’t seen them please notice them on your next visit.  Her biggest piece for us is the long Chesapeake Bay mural in the alley into our back lot.  If you haven’t seen it –go on the very amusing recent film on YouTube where Eastport’s own Oyster Boys are shown pointing to many of the critters on her beautiful mural as they sing.  It’s on our site under “Eastport Events - Eastport Oyster Boys….. Somewhere on the Gulf of Eastport”.

All for now- come visit us and see the newly lighted Boatyard Holiday Tree outside on the corner of Fourth and Severn.    

 

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b2ap3_thumbnail_crab-regatta-dick-and-dave-with-kids.JPGWe are excited about the launch of our new web site-thank you Paula. Hopefully you will spend a bit of time on it and give us feedback. It’s now mobile friendly (goodbye old flash art--the yellow car zooming off, and sail boats and fish moving around—well it was cool last gen.). We will be adding a lot of photos and keeping it current and hopefully fun and informative. Chef George will be posting his daily specials each morning, so for those of you who yearn for his lobster and corn chowder –now you can see when it’s being served. The site has dates of all of our upcoming events and will also show pictures of the ones we have just held—so look for your pic. 

Wow what a great warm weather season. Thanks you all for coming to the B Y so frequently and for supporting our four big charity events. Please look under “events” for next year’s dates and photos are posted under “gallery.” The Opening Day Spring Fishing Tournament was windy on the Bay but was sure good after-party weather. Can you believe this next year will be our 13th annual? CBF Bands In The Sand topped over 1,300 people on the CBF Beach and raised over $150,000 net to Save the Bay, a natural treasure. The Boatyard C.R.A.B Regatta was amazing sailing weather and the party rocked—all love the Mount Gay hats and Heineken shirts. Dave Gendell and I participate with our Alerion Express 28 Juice each year (he drives and I supply lunch.) The Boatyard Beach Bash for the Annapolis Maritime Museum brought in Coral Reefers Doyle Grissom and Mike Utley, John Frinzi and his band from Florida as well as Jim Morris. It rained but no one cared. Stand-by for an even bigger line up next year.

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