My Perfect Day on the Bay was:
"Sailing to Tangier Island on a boat my father built."
"Helping my 13-year-old land a 52-pound rockfish."
"Surrounded by dolphins on Broad Creekoff the Choptank."
-Linda Gold Krantz
"Cruising with my wife at sunrise."
"Barbecuing burgers with friends at Dobbins Island."
"Dozens of rockfish caught on fly and released during a stunning sunset."
-Court Van Clief
Favorite Boat Name:
Chicken Ship (tender to Bull Ship)
The funniest moment of this boating season was:
"Seeing a dockhand in cowboy boots and a cowboy hat fall into the water."
"Watching my girls catch their first fish."
"Arriving at Prince William Marina while they were projecting a movie onto the side of the boatel."
-Captain Michael Walker
"When our dog jumped overboard and swam to shore."
"Losing four filet mignons overboard because I didn't tighten the grill lid."
"When an otter was eating oysters and rockfish on my swim platform."
My scariest moment this boating season was:
"A super tug went to max power causing an eight-foot wake."
"My wife losing a finger between the anchor line and cleat while securing the anchor."
"Falling and breaking my shoulder in a lifeline."
"Losing the engine with five kids onboard and a go-fast poker run headed at us!"
"When the engine got stuck in reverse at full throttle on a Sunday afternoon in Ego Alley.
"A November regatta when a storm came up and three boats went missing."
Next season I'm going to:
"Share the Chesapeake with friends."
"Try holistic boat repairs."
"Enjoy my new sails."
"Fulfill my lifelong dream and cruise to Crisfield, Md., to visit my sister."
-Wes & Mary Ann Waters
"Spend more time on the water."
-lots of you!
"Win the lottery, then learn how to dock our huge new boat."
Other boating opinions you would like to share with Chesapeake Bay Magazine readers:
"Virginia ranks 50th in spending on natural resources-talk about taking something for granted."
"Anyone out there have a picture of a green J/24 named State O Chassis? I'd love to have a copy."
"The best launch ramps on the Bay are at Sandy Point State Park, hands down."
"Power and sail operators should get along . . . It's all good!"
-Court Van Clief
"Best friend in
need: U.S. Coast Guard."
"Never leave home
-Jack & Linda Ryan