New Law Could Attract More ‘Mega-Yachts’ to the Chesapeake Bay

View of Annapolis from Spa Creek. Hopefully we'll see more 'mega-yachts' in the near future! Photo credit:

Governor Larry Hogan signed a law on Tuesday, which went into effect on Wednesday, and could potentially bring foreign-flagged ‘mega-yachts’ back to the Chesapeake Bay. Flagging a yacht in a foreign country reduces overhead costs, and so the law applies to these foreign-flagged vessels or U.S.-flagged vessels that engage in foreign trade. These vessels account […]

WRNR Weekend Update 4.14.15

WRNR Weekend Update 4.14.15

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Charges Filed Against Poachers


Bi Chen of Norfolk and Yuan Li of Chesapeake, VA, are facing multiple charges after being caught in a sting operation in mid-February. The Virginia Marine Police caught the men poaching in a southern branch of the Elizabeth River known as ‘The Cove’ after multiple complaints had been filed. The two men are in Chesapeake […]

Bay Bridge Boat Show Guide


Around the Chesapeake Bay, there are three main signs of the advent of spring: the return of osprey fighting over channel markers; the scent of burnt socks floating around boatyards; and (somewhat more happily) the opening of the Bay Bridge Boat Show in on Kent Island in mid to late April. This year, the Bay […]

OC Shark Tourney is No More

The Maryland state record, 876-pound Mako shark caught by Jim Hughes on June 20, 2009 at the OC Shark Tourney. Photo credit: Elizabeth Johnson.

On Sunday, March 29, the directors of the Ocean City Shark Tournament announced that the 2014 event would be the last, after more than three decades on the water. When the tournament first came into being in 1981, only 11 boats participated, but over the years it would continue to grow in popularity, with more […]

Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall


A faulty valve component can cause the disposable fire extinguishers not to fully discharge when the lever is repeatedly pressed and released during a fire emergency, posing a risk of injury. This recall involves 31 models of Kidde disposable fire extinguishers with Zytel black plastic valves. The recalled extinguishers are red, white or silver and are […]

Smaller Boat or Bigger House?


What do you think? Should this boater invest in a smaller boat or bigger house? Thanks to Pete Chambliss for the fun photo.



The Freedom Boat Club of Annapolis will be hosting an Open House on Saturday, March 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain (or snow) or shine! Refreshments will be catered by Café’ Windward at the Chessie Lounge Clubhouse of the Port Annapolis Marina, 7076 Bembe Beach Road. Come out and see what hassle-free boating is all […]