| Aug 5, 2014
| 5:26 AM
The weekend begins on Wednesday nights in Annapolis with the blast of a starting gun.
That's when dozens of sailboats jockeying in the Severn River harbor head to the starting line for the Annapolis Yacht Club's Wednesday night races, a summer tradition...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 6:26 PM
Summer is slowly coming to an end, and yet the harbor is as active as if it were June.
This weekend, you will notice the 36th annual Lido Boat Show in Lido Village. I had a chance to walk around the show this week, and a couple of thoughts came to mind....
| Sep 14, 2014
| 10:15 PM
John Popp, a retired physics teacher, is making sure the cannons on the 16th century Spanish galleon under construction here are functional and historically precise.
Each cannon is more than 9 feet long and weighs more than 1,000 pounds. Each must be...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 4:54 PM
Imagine having to take a major test to earn a raise at work and getting only three hours to prepare for it the day before.
That'll give you a good idea of what it's like to sail in this week's Chicago Match Cup regatta.
"It's a little bit unfamiliar,"...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 5:38 PM
Ian Williams is one of the lucky few who can say he quit his day job to get paid to sail around the world.
"As a keen sportsman, it's anybody's dream to be a professional sportsman in the sport they love," the 37-year-old Brit said. "Sure my bank...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 5:39 PM
The sales pitch to 46 uniformed men was simple: Welcome to Baltimore. Next time, bring a tall ship.
City and state officials and the nautical community have begun a marketing drive aimed at filling the Inner Harbor with majestic sailing vessels and...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 7:18 PM
Years ago, I was a bartender, and on Monday nights, a fat lady would come in and sing "Ebb Tide" to close the night's karaoke and the bar.
After watching the Kiwis dominate Oracle Team USA in three of four races last Saturday and Sunday at the America's...
| Jan 19, 2014
It was smooth sailing Saturday night at Miller Symphony Hall, when the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players and members of the Allentown Symphony Orchestra teamed up for a shipshape performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “H.M.S. Pinafore....
| May 10, 2011
Kids were everywhere -- splashing in the ship's pools, touring the Coliseum and Pompeii, posing for family photos before that "special" dinner.
Cruising the Mediterranean on the Disney Magic (www.disneycruise.com), there were at least 1,000 kids onboard,...
| Apr 9, 2012
She is 96 years old, all bones and little skin. Her ribs are split and rotted in places and stained by rust. Nonetheless, she is a slightly fearsome presence, commanding her surroundings like a T. rex in a natural history museum.
When the Shawnee...
| Apr 12, 2011
Two boaters are missing on a sailing trip to Catalina Island, the U.S. Coast Guard said Tuesday....