Chesapeake Bay Magazine's Talk of the Bay

The groundhog said it, folks . . . spring is coming soon! What, not a fan of furry fortunetellers? Well then, we'll tell it to you straight. Spring is coming soon! Yes, just a few measly weeks until the spring solstice will be here, taunting us to burn our socks and get out on the water. So get your countdown on, and your boat ready to go for spring!

While you're waiting for the long days and warmer weather to arrive, keep an eye on your mailbox for the soon-to-arrive March issue of Chesapeake Bay Magazine. In this latest issue, our well-traveled senior editor Jody Argo Schroath visits spots along the Eastern Shore's Harriet Tubman Byway. We also share an exciting story excerpt from a new book about the life of Maryland Watermen's Association president, Larry Simms. And we take a look at the Bay's biggest regatta, the National Offshore One-Design (NOOD), which you can read online here.

Don't forget to take our annual Best of the Bay Survey on the website, and then get your pictures prepped to enter the annual Best of the Bay Photo Contest! And speaking of prep work, as you get your boat ready for spring, don't forget to check out our website for our Spring Cleaning Checklist and our guide to Marine Services, where you can find all of the best local professionals to help you get your boat ready for spring!

Free Seminars & Live Demonstrations at the Baltimore Boat Show

What Boat is Right for Me?
This seminar focuses on the different types of boats available and how you can use them from fishing to day tripping, to extended cruising. Participants will learn about different design considerations and propulsion systems including inboard, outboard, jet drive and pod drive systems.

Getting Your Captain's License
Between the USCG requirements for sea time, physicals, applications and examination, getting a captain's license can seem daunting. We will cover the ins and outs of getting your captain's license from beginning to end.

Dock and Dine on the Chesapeake
John Stefancik, from Chesapeake Bay Magazine will offer new and experienced boaters advice on towns to visit and meals to have in the upper Bay---all by boat. We'll start at the C&D Canal and visit Chesapeake City, Northeast, Havre de Grace, Georgetown, Baltimore, Rock Hall, and then work our way south of the Bay Bridge.

For complete list of seminars and schedule click here

Don't miss the March 15 deadline for our annual Best of the Bay Survey here, and Photo Contest here.

New Maryland law would make sailing drunk a crime


Chesapeake Bay Magazine and Annapolis School of Seamanship will be presenting free seminars and live demos at the Baltimore Boat Show

Maryland lawmakers are considering capping the state excise tax on boats to $10,000 per boat


A tale of two races: How Baltimore lost its bid to be the Volvo Ocean Race East Coast stopover

Having trouble getting to the Bay? A new program has been launched to increase the number of access points

In his review of the Carolina Cat 23CC, John Page Williams praises its ability to absorb the powerful twisting forces inherent in running twin hulls at speed through heavy seas.

Intensified effort to crack down on poaching and violations of fishing laws in Maryland

Bay Creek Marina has new owner

Notices to Chesapeake Mariners

Bay News

Cruiser's Calendar

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