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Sunday, July 19, 2020, 8:00 AM until Monday, July 27, 2020, 5:00 PM
Lankford Bay, Herrington Harbor South, Solomons, Olversons, Slaughter Creek, Oxford, West River

Sue Bartlett
Registration is required
Members pay for their own charges

The “Great Escape 2020 Chesapeake Cruise”

In this crazy time, things change daily – and we just have to “roll with it”.  So, cruisers, here’s our chance to be spontaneous and flexible and still keep safe.  What better way to “socially distance” yourself than to hop on your boat and “ESCAPE”? You may attend any part of this cruise, based on your schedule.  We simply ask that you register on the event calendar and let Sue and Chuck Bartlett know which days you will be with us!  All slip arrangements are handled by each boater individually with the marina (information below on the itinerary). 


First, how are we handling Covid? You know that MD recommends masks indoors publicly and in stores, 6 foot separation, and small groupings. But you are all adults, and we will not be policing these.  If you feel you want to wear a mask during outside gatherings, feel free to do so– and if you don’t want to – that’s fine too.  Please no “mask shaming or guilting” – this is supposed to be enjoyable!  If you feel sick that weekend, know you’ve been around someone with a confirmed case, or if you feel uncomfortable being in a social distanced group, we all expect you to stay home. Meals may be enjoyed with the group in outdoor pavilions or restaurants or you may eat aboard, as you feel comfortable.


We learned late last week that the Virginia Rendezvous at Indian Creek Yacht Club was cancelled due to limited service at the club. We have once again “reworked” our plans for our “longer 2020 cruise” (that was cancelled in June) – and set a new itinerary to cruise our beautiful bay.  A member recently reminded me that many of our favorite marinas around are small businesses and we want to support them as well! 




Marina Information



July 17
2 nights

July 19

Lankford Bay Marina

Langford Bay Marina, 410-778-1414

Cost 2.25/ft/night 50 amp - $15/night, 30 Amp - $8/night


Janet and Randy Richter

Yacht Sanctified


Varied from your home port

Sun, July 19

1 night

July 20

Herrington Harbor South Marina

Herrington Harbor South – 301-855-5000 ex. 120

Cost $2.25 ft/night (with 10 % club discount) 50 or 2 30 amp - $12/night.


Sue and Chuck Bartlett




Mon, July 20

2 nights

July 22

Spring Cove Marina, Solomons

Spring Cove Marina – 410-326-2161

Cost $2.30 ft/night - 50 amp - $12/night, 30 Amp - $6



Wed, July 22

2 nights

July 24

Olverson’s Lodge Creek Marina

Olverson’s 804-456-0251

Cost – 1 night free for MTOA/yr!

Cost 2nd night - $1.50/night (including electric)

Discounts for Boat US and cash/check (see below)



July 24

1 night

July 25

Slaughter Creek Marina

Slaughter Creek Marina – 410-221-0050

Cost Under 35’ - $45/night

Cost Over 35’ - $55/night

50 amp - $12/night, 30 amp - $6/night



Sat, July 25

1 night

July 26

Oxford Bachelor Point Marina

Oxford Bachelor Point Marina – 410-226-5592

(maximum 4 slips available) Cost: $2/ft/night

Electric regardless of amp (under 40’ slip - $5, over 40’ slip - $15)



Sun, July 26

1 night


July 27

West River – location TBD

Working on marina location – maybe Pirate’s Cove or Chesapeake Yacht Club?


Mon, July 27


Fleet departs for home

You may want to stop in Annapolis on your own, which is 10 nm cruise from West River.

Varied to your home port

Total nm (excluding to/from home port)






July 17 (Fri) - Langford Bay Marina

Our first stop will be the CBC Langford Bay weekend Cruise off the Chester River from Friday July 17 through Sunday July 19 hosted by Janet and Randy Richter. It’s a quiet marina (no crowds), there is no restaurant, but the POOL is open.

 Chivy and Sandy Wieland visited the marina to check it out for us this past weekend.  Keith, the owner, is in the 3rd year (the final year) lease to buy deal and could really use our business. 

The pool and shop store are open, restrooms are clean and there is a lovely large pavilion with tables for us to socialize out in the open.

After docking, BYO beverage to their covered pavilion. Bring your own appetizers or bring enough food to share and everyone makes their own decision on what they will touch and eat.  We’ll do dinner with your own food as well, on board or in the pavilion as you see fit.

July 18 (Sat) Lankford Bay Marina

You may want to explore the area by dingy that’s always fun or a day at the pool and chatting with our boating buddies before cocktail hour.  Debbie or Keith from the Marina can take a few of us into Rock Hall in their car.  If any of you want to order take out from one of the restaurants for dinner, you’ll call in the order and we will pick them all up in a single run into town. We’ll start with happy hour, same as Friday, then dinner.  We also may have some charades or Pictionary fun in the evening!


July 19 (Sun) Herrington Harbor South

We’ll gather at pavilion with your coffee and your own breakfast or breakfast goodies to share at 9:00 if you have not left yet, for an optional Bible reading and share any prayer requests or praises we want to ask our cruise mates to pray for us.  Some cruisers will return home and those continuing will leave for a cruise to the next port of call – Herrington Harbor South (44 nm cruise length).   The pool is open and “Ketch 22” restaurant has outdoor and limited indoor seating. We will plan to have a swim and for those comfortable with it – meet for dinner at Ketch 22.



July 20-21 (Mon – Tues)

Spring Cove Marina

Cruise to Spring Cove Marina in Solomon’s Island -approximately 31nm cruise length.  The pool is open and the Tiki bar by the pool is open Monday but closed on Tuesday. Unfortunately, the Maritime Museum is closed until further notice – but you may borrow a car/bikes from the marina to investigate Solomon’s Island.  We will stay in Solomons 2 nights.  We will plan dinner arrangements when we are on the cruise.  There is a pavilion we can eat at – or we can choose to go out one night.  You may want to plan on eating aboard one night.


July 22-23 (Wed – Thurs) 

Olversons’ Lodge Creek Marina

Cruise to Olverson’s Lodge Creek Marina, off the Potomac – approximately 37 nm cruise length.  This is our MTOA “Home Port Marina” and Olversons generously offer 1 free night’s dockage per year for members.  They have a great pool, loner cars and outdoor pavilion with clubhouse.  We will “cook up” some get together at least one night in the pavilion – might be chicken or crabs one night and a trip up to the local Mexican Restaurant.  We LOVE going to Cas and Freddie’s – if you have never been – you MUST GO!  Also, you might consider getting fuel there – as they get their gas/diesel in bulk and give us a great rate.  They offer a 10% discount for Boat US members and 5% discount for check/cash (instead of credit card).


July 24 (Fri) Slaughter Creek Marina
Cruise to Slaughter Creek Marina – approximately 52 nm cruise length.  This is a small, country marina with  pool and restaurant with open air tiki bar. We will plan to spend time at the pool that has a covered area with tables.  You may either eat dinner at the restaurant/tiki bar, bring a picnic to the pool or eat aboard.

July 25 (Sat) Campbell’s Bachelor Point Marina, Oxford
Cruise to Oxford – approximately 22nm cruise length.  The pool is open with restrictions on capacity of 10 people.  They will have a restriction of up to 4 boats.  There is an anchorage and other marinas nearby if we have more boats in the fleet. You may choose to walk to a nearby restaurant or eat aboard.



July 26 (Sun) West River – Marina to be determined
At “press time”, I am still waiting to hear back from a couple of possibilities – Pirate’s Cove Restaurant/Marina or Chesapeake Yacht Club.  We will let you know – approximately 29nm cruise length.  Each site has a restaurant where we can have our “farewell dinner”.


July 27  Fleet Departs for Home