Monday: Meet Riley’s Lock 7:00am. Drive to harbor in Middle River MD and load weeks provisions and gear. Discuss sailing instructions, responsibilities, safety procedures, and boat overview. Quick afternoon sail with swimming and relaxing along the way.
Tuesday: Raise anchor early and set sail. Goal for the day, knots, nomenclature and points of sail.
Wednesday: Practice navigation, plotting techniques using charts and GPS units. Execute specific points of sail.
Thursday: Working as a team, tacking, jibe techniques, communication and boat handling skills
Friday: Morning sail back to harbor and boat chores before heading back to Riley’s Lock. Campers will return back to Riley’s between 5:30-6:30pm.
Come spend the week aboard our 60ft Bahama Star sailboat for unforgettable week on the Chesapeake Bay. Our week begins in Middle River, MD just north of Baltimore. There are countless coves to explore, rivers to swim in, marine life to see and historical areas to visit during the week aboard the Bahama Star. Campers will work together as part of a sailing team, handling the sails, learning to navigate, preparing meals, and daily boat chores. By the end of the week campers will be steering the boat, trimming the sails, and plotting the courses to our destinations. Not only will the Bahama Star be our daily transportation it will also be where we sleep every night. There are multiple cabins if campers want to sleep inside or plenty of space on deck if they wish to sleep under the stars.
Possible Weekly Destinations:
-Sassafras River / Still Pond / Worton Creek / Fairlee Creek – offering a treasure chest of adventure, hidden coves and wildlife
-Rock Hall – a full fledged fishing community established in 1707
-Chester River – in 1774 it has been said that this was the site of the Chestertown Tea Party -Kent Narrows – wonderful waterfoul, rolling farmland, fishing and crabbing
-Baltimore and Annapolis – an abundance of nautical history, sightseeing, commercial seagoing vessels, some over a thousand feet long!