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CBC/SCBC Joint Cruise -Potomac River/Washington DC

Sunday, June 17, 2018, 10:00 AM until Friday, June 29, 2018, 9:00 PM
Washington , DC  
Sue Bartlett
Registration is recommended
Members pay for their own charges
Potomac Chart

Notice:  St. George's Creek is shoaled in - we are working on plans to still do the tour - Stand by - but the itinerary will have a change for Tuesday-Thursday!

CBC/SCBC Potomac Cruise
June 17-29

Hosted by: Chuck and Sue Bartlett and Tab and Susan Bass

The CBC and SCBC are teaming up this year to visit DC!  Our cruise will feature a combination of anchoring and marina visits and span 13 days.  You are welcome to join/leave as your schedule permits – you need only to notify the hosts of your itinerary, so we can properly plan each day’s participants.  There will be some “happy hours onboard”, some lunches/dinners out with the group, some “pot lucks” and some “down time” to relax/eat on your own. 
All members are required to make their own slip reservations - make sure to mention you are part of the MTOA group!

Of course, the itinerary is flexible based on weather conditions!  At any "port", you may choose to get a slip or anchor, as desired.  Please let the hosts know of changes to your plans.

17-Jun X X
18-Jun X X
19-Jun X X option
20-Jun X X option
21-Jun X X
22-Jun X X
23-Jun X X option option
24-Jun X X option
25-Jun X X
26-Jun X X option
27-Jun X option option
28-Jun X X
29-Jun X X
Count: 4 12 2 3 2 2
? Count: 2 6
Option note:
On nights we have heavy appetizers, many do not also eat dinner onboard!
2 nights are "optional" as to whether you eat out or onboard.


Day 1 – Sunday, June 17 - Solomons Island:


We will start at the end of the CBC St. Leonard’s Cruise – meeting up in Solomons on Sunday, June 17 at the Solomons Island Yacht Club for the first evening.

If you are coming from St. Leonard’s Creek, it will be a cruise 9.0 nm.

SIYC, one of the oldest yacht clubs on the Chesapeake Bay, was founded in 1937. The club has one of the largest burgee displays in its captain’s lounge. Among their burgees is one from the Royal Cork Yacht Club, Cork Ireland, the oldest yacht club in the world (est. 1720). Currently, SIYC displays 357 burgees from 30 states in the U.S. and 34 foreign countries. They have been provided by SIYC members returning from many worldwide cruising locations and by visiting members from other clubs.  MTOA placed our burgee there in 2015 on the last Potomac Cruise and found them to be most welcoming!

Slip cost will be $1.75/ft plus $7 for 30 amp or $10 for 50 amp.  I will send you a form to fill out  to  email or mail to make your slip reservations.  Please fill this out ASAP. Make sure to say you are with the MTOA Group.

We will walk to a nearby restaurant for dinner – or you may elect to stay onboard to eat.


Day 2 – Monday, June 18 - Jutland Creek: 

We will be cruising to beautiful Jutland Creek off Smith Creek N38°07.305 W76°23.848 (near the Corinthian Yacht Club) to anchor.  The distance is 30.2 nm (4.3 hrs. @ 7 knots). 

We may dinghy into the Corinthian Yacht Club to share a pot luck dinner on their picnic tables – if we can get permission and weather permitting.


Day 3 – Tuesday, June 19 - St. George’s Creek:

See above!!

We have a tour arranged with the Paul Hall Center for Maritime Training and Education.

The Center is the largest training facility for deep-sea merchant seafarers and inland waterways mariners in the United States. The Center has developed a pioneering approach to education that has successfully integrated vocational training, academic enrichment and trade union responsibility. 



Day 4 – Wednesday, June 20 – Port Tobacco River:

We will have a longer cruise today of 42.6 nm (6.1 hrs. @ 7 knots) to Port Tobacco River at Chapel Point N38°27.615 W077º0`.859 to anchor for the night.

We will plan to have an onboard “happy hour” at approximately 6 pm.  Hosting boat/boats to be determined or we may choose to raft up for happy hour.  Each boat is to bring their own beverage of choice and a heavy appetizer to share. Many will use this as their “dinner”!


Day 5 – Thursday, June 21 – Wharf Market Docks, DC:

This will be our longest cruise of the trip – 52.3 nm (7.5 hrs. @ 7 knots – depending on current) so we will probably want to get out early!  This cruise will take us by Mt. Vernon – (which we will visit while at DC, since there is no docking or dinghy facilities there.)

Slip: $3/ft  Electricity: $5 – 30 amp, $10– 50 amp. To reserve a slip, go to DOCKWA.COM and reserve Wharf Market Docks ASAP. Make sure to put that you are in the MTOA group in the "note area".  There are mooring balls available if desired.  Reservations can be cancelled with a full refund up to 24 hr. prior to the reservation date. 

Since this is a long day, we will make this evening a “casual evening” with no planned activity.  Just dock, rest and relax.  Perhaps a drink on the pier….


Day 6 - Friday, June 22 – Wharf Market Docks, DC:

We will rent a van to drive to Mt. Vernon. The van is approximately $150/day and will seat 15 people – we will split the cost. 

Mt. Vernon tour will be $17 admission- there is a “behind the scenes tour” for an extra $15.

There is a restaurant to eat lunch there.
Menu can be viewed at:

Dinner will be on your own, back at the marina.



Day 7 - Saturday, June 23-Wharf Market Docks, DC:

This day will be free to tour DC on your own or in groups.  There is a metro nearby (Smithsonian - 1/2 mile) to get to the museums or you may uber, walk or bike.

We can go out to dinner as a group, if desired.

Day 8 - Sunday, June 24 – Mattawoman Creek:

We will leave DC Sunday morning and cruise to Mattawoman Creek N38º33.414 W077º12.025 for anchoring.  The distance is 26.1nm (3.7 hrs. @ 7 knots). 

There are 5 different anchorages identified by Active Captain – we will choose based on wind direction.

We will dinghy to a TBD host boat to share appetizers at 6 pm.

Day 9 - Monday, June 25 – Colonial Beach:

We will cruise 37nm (5.3 hrs. @ 7 knots) to the Colonial Beach Yacht Center is located on the Potomac River at the mouth of Monroe Bay, which is renowned for its protected harbor, deep water, easy access and beautiful sunsets. Just minutes from Downtown Colonial Beach, and a quick cab to major tourist attractions, Colonial Beach Yacht Center is a must stop for your summer cruising. 

Slip Rates: $2 per foot Electric: $10

Call Mark, Wes or Dom at 804-224-7230 to make your own slip reservations ASAP! Make sure to say you are with the MTOA Group.

Walking or biking into town is easy and beautiful on a nice day.  It is approx. 1.5 miles (or 20 m

inutes walking) to reach the downtown section and town Boardwalk. 

Colonial Beach is known as "Golf Cart Town!"  You may reserve one at a reasonable fee in advance by calling Dustin at (804) 761 1594.

The Colonial Beach Trolley
(804) 224‑0175 makes about 20 stops along its route - costs 25 cents!  

For services, such as groceries or laundry, they recommend either of the two local cab services, $6.00 to go anywhere in town. The marina is happy to make arrangements for you!

Visit the town website for more information:

CBYC is one of the few marinas the Potomac offering NON-Ethanol gasoline.  We also have diesel fuel available. The fuel dock and pump out station occupy the inside of the peninsula to the starboard side as you enter the channel.

Dockside Tiki Bar and Restaurant on the premises or we may decide to eat in town as a group or on your own.

Day 10 - Tuesday, June 26 – Breton Bay East:

We will cruise 18.2 nm (2.5 hr @ 7 knots) to Breton Bay East -  N38º14.849 W076º40.106 to anchor.  One of Active Captain’s reviews says “It is one of my favorites.  The scenery is stunning.”

Some folks may want to stop on the way (11.9nm) at the Clemens Island Museum.  There is a free pier there for visitors – self docking.

We will plan to have an onboard “happy hour” at approximately 6 pm.  Hosting boat/boats to be determined or we may choose to raft up for happy hour.  Each boat is to bring their own beverage of choice and a heavy appetizer to share. Many will use this as their “dinner”!


Day 11- Wednesday, June 27 – Olverson’s Lodge Creek Marina:

We will cruise 22.8 nm (3.25 hrs. @ 7 knots) to Freddie and Cas Olverson’s Lodge Creek Marina on the South Yeocomico River

Cas and Freddie Olverson are MTOA members and have graciously extended an invitation of one free night annually to MTOA members. 

Docking here, for us, is like going home to “family” …. It is also the “official marina of record” for MTOA and the home of the “official turtle”. 

Slip:  $1.50/ft  (discount for cash)  Electricity: $10/night

Call Stephen Trice at 804-529-6868 (office) or 804‑512-6256 (cell) to make your slip arrangements ASAP. Make sure to tell him you are part of the MTOA group.

We will be meeting up with more Southern Chesapeake Bay Cruisers for the remaining days of the cruise here. 
You may want to enjoy a swim at the pool – where we may decide to have an impromptu “happy hour” or we may borrow the marina lender car to go to Callao for provisioning or dinner.

Day 12- Thursday, June 28 – Olverson’s Lodge Creek Marina:

This day is for relaxing at the pool, provisioning or borrowing the car to go to a nearby historic site or vineyard.  Cas will have a welcome packet for you when you check in with lots of suggestions!

At 5 pm, we will meet at the covered picnic area for a pot luck dinner.  We will chip in for ordered Fried chicken and each person is asked to bring a side dish to share.  Freddie and Cas have kindly volunteered to provide plates, silverware, napkins and bottled water.  Please bring your own beverage of choice.

Day 13: Friday, June 29 – St. Mary’s City Anchorage:

The grand finale of our cruise will be a visit to St. Mary’s City Horseshoe Bend anchorage N38º11.434 W076º26.003 to attend the free evening concert. The trip will be 14.4nm (2.1 hrs. @ 7 knots. across the bay.  

Concerts are free and open to the public, beginning at 7 p.m. on Townhouse Green. Food truck vendors for food, ice cream and drink are on site or you may pack your own picnic. Grounds open at 5 p.m. Concerts feature the Chesapeake Orchestra directed by Jeffrey Silberschlag.  We can dinghy into the town dock and walk across the street to the concert.  We suggest you bring a bag chair or blanket to sit on.

Day 14: Saturday, June 30 – Cruise to your home port!

Hope you had a great time!!!