CCWBRA Oktoberfest

Kim Granbery takes a turn with Art Howard hot on his tail.

PropTalk was the first ever winner of a special prize at the Cocktail Class Oktoberfest. The first-place cocktail glass wasn’t for a race win on the water but is inscribed: “Happy Boat Award Presented to the Owner of the Boat Most Raced.” And Molotov really was the boat most raced at Rock Hall October 25. […]

2014 Wye Marathon

The marathon runs along one of the nicest courses that could be selected for a race. Photos by H.S. McCann

Ned Farinholt and Erged On II were back in form in the 14th annual Wye Island Marathon. His win and new record this year were clearly due to his wife Marilyn, who was aboard for the race and no doubt navigated the boat away from the hazards that damaged a motor last year. Ned was […]

Thursday’s Poll: What’s the best color for a boat?

2014 Baltimore Boatshow

“There are only two colors to paint a boat, black and white, and only a fool would paint a boat black.” ~ Nathanael G. Herreshoff If you have other suggestions, please comment below. You can log in with your facebook, twitter or google account.

2014 APBA-OPA World Championship Boat Racing Winners

A windy Saturday on the race course on the Patuxent. Photo by Ben Dubit

The biggest winners at “The Worlds” were Brit Lilly and his dad, Art, and throttleman Ron Umlandt. They were named World Champions for their racing efforts in the Super Vee Lite category for the 2014 season. Their single engine 525-horsepower Mercury Marine Racing stern drive 29-foot Extreme brand race boat, LSB Racing, is home-based within […]

North Sea Big Wave


Check out this video of a powerful North Sea big wave. Thankfully we won’t see monster waves like this on the Chesapeake Bay.

Public Meeting to Discuss ASMFC Regulations Announced


Plenty of noise was made early in November when the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) announced that it had decided to decrease the coastal catch of striped bass by at least 25% and the Chesapeake Bay catch by 20.5% (from 2012 levels). These regulations were considered appropriate considering the results of the 2013 Atlantic […]

Tech it Out: Control the Rock ‘n Roll

U.S. Powerboat Show goers watched a video about the Seakeeper to learn  how it stabilizes a boat under way.

If you’re not careful, walking the docks opening day of the 2014 U.S. Power Boat Show can cause temporary whiplash. That’s a joke, of course, but more than once I whipped my head around like a spinning top when some cool piece of gear caught my eye. With so many things to check out, I […]

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Cold Water Seminar2

This just in: Winter has arrived. This weekend, Bowleys Quarters and North Point-Edgemere VFD are hosting a seminar on Cold Water Rescue and Recovery at Lighthouse Gardens in Middle River, MD from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is only $5 and lunch is catered by Mission BBQ. If you don’t have plans on Sunday, […]

Thursday’s Poll: What’s the best charter destination?

Photo by Erin Reinhardt

Winter is coming, but with rockfish season open until Dec. 15th, do you endure the cold or do you seek warmer waters? Where do you think is the best place to go on a powerboat or fishing charter? If you have other suggestions, please comment below. You can log in with your facebook, twitter or google […]

Come To Chesapeake Light Craft’s Open House


Chesapeake Light Craft will hold a public Open House on Saturday, December 6, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at its Annapolis, Maryland, workshop and showroom, located at 1805 George Avenue. Boat lovers, boat builders and would-be boat builders shouldn’t miss this chance to spend time with fellow boat lovers at CLC’s expanded facility. There will […]