What’s New

Now that our web site has quite a few pages it’s common for visitors to check out our site and not be aware of pages that have been updated.  In order to keep our guests up to date we added this page which should always be your first page to visit when returning to our site.  Here we will show which pages have been updated and when.  Recent changes are as follows:

  • December 12 – The November 2017 Meeting Minutes have been posted. 
  • December 3 – For those of you who may be interested in trying Jane Moyer’s delicious recipe for Pineapple Casserole from our recent Christmas Party here it is:PINEAPPLE CASSEROLE
    ½ cup butter
    1 cup sugar
    4 eggs
    6 slices bread, cubed
    1-20 oz can crushed pineapple

    Preheat oven to 350.  Butter a 2 quart casserole dish.  Cream butter and sugar together.  Add eggs, one at a time.  Fold in bread and pineapple with juice.  Pour mixture into casserole dish.  Bake 1 hour, till slightly brown.  Cool 20 minutes before serving. 

  • December 2 – Photos from our 2017 Christmas/Holiday Party are now online on our Recent Events Page.
  • November 24 – Our Upcoming Events Page has been updated to reflect information about our December 1 Christmas/Holiday Party as well as new information about the January 20 trip to Dutch Apple Dinner Theater.  Also, our Meeting Minutes Page has been updated to include both Board and General Meeting Minutes from the months September and October. 
  • November 14 – Check out the latest story and photos from our November 11 Commodore’s Banquet on our Recent Events Page
  • November 10 – Last night our Sailing Planning Meeting was held at Spring Township Fire Company. Visit our Recent Events Page to read all about it. 
  • October 26 – Our Events Calendar has been updated to include all events for the remainder of this year and all of 2018.  Be sure to check out the links to several of the events to get all the details.   Details are now available on our Upcoming Events Page regarding the last big social event of the year at Mt. Hope Winery.  The deadline to sign up for this event is November 9. 
  • October 25 – Our Sailing Planning Meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, November 9 at the Spring Township Fire Company at 7:00 PM.   All BMSA captains and crew are asked to attend. 
  • October 22 – The Last Sail of the Season was a great success!  Read all about it and see Tom Lucas’s photos on the Recent Events Page
  • October 16 – We would like to announce that the last sailing event for this year will be a daysail at Blue Marsh Lake this Thursday, October 19.  We plan to meet at the State Hill Boat Launch at 1:30 PM and have dinner afterwards at Ganly’s.  Any questions, call Joe Rutolo.
  • We’d also like to bring to everyone’s attention an important matter regarding weather forecasting for the Chesapeake Bay area.  Our last Chesapeake vagabond from Sandy Point to Ferry Point Marina on the Magothy River was canceled for the fourth consecutive time this past weekend.  We made the decision on Friday after reading that Small Craft Advisories were likely to be issued for the period Sunday through Tuesday.  Ironically, the Weather Channel app on my smartphone was calling for sunny and warm conditions with winds around 10-15 mph.  It sounded perfect.  NOAA, however told a much different story.  They were predicting winds of 15-20, gusting to 25 with waves up to three feet!  Who should we believe?  Well, it just so happened that a member of our sail club was on the Bay on his 30 foot sailboat in the area we planned to sail.  After discussing this subject with him via email it became very obvious that NOAA should be the ONLY weather source to use when planning a Chesapeake trip.  Some descriptions he provided about Sunday were “Things got really bad just outside of Rock Hall and Gratitude.  I remember one sailing vessel in the 30 foot range pitching out of the water, exposing about a third  of her keel with waves in the 3-4 foot range.”  I am definitely glad we decided to cancel.  So please, if you aren’t already using it, visit NOAA Chesapeake Marine.  Just click on the section of the Chesapeake you plan to visit for a detailed forecast for that area.  Another very useful tool is the Chesapeake Bay Interpretive Buoy System.  Here you can find links to mobile apps to the Buoy System that can be used on your smart phone or tablet.  If you prefer to visit the Buoy System directly use this link.  Included in the link is a phone number that can be called if you don’t have a smart phone or tablet.  The number is 877-BUOY BAY.  The buoy system provides a host of valuable information about current conditions in various locations throughout the Bay including wind speed, wave height and duration, etc.  Be sure to bookmark these valuable tools on your computer as well as on your smartphone or tablet.  Since this information is so valuable links to these websites have been permanently added to our Links on the right side of each webpage under the Category “Sailing Related.” 
  • October 13 – Details from our General Membership Meeting, Elections, and Photo Contest can now be seen on our Recent Events Page.  
  • October 9 – Our Recent Events Page has just been updated with pictures and a story about our October Vagabonds and our Upcoming Events Page has been updated with information about the Commodore’s Banquet.

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