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Perfect weather for sailing aboard the Lady Patty

..sunset as seen off the starboard beam of Lady Patty Hello all,

It literally doesn’t get any better than this! We have sunny and cool days in the forecast for the remainder of this week. You should take advantage of this perfect WX and  join us for a sail aboard our 78 year old sailing yacht for a two-hour excursion on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay. You can check the schedule or buy your tickets here.

We are offering a Champagne Sunset Sail on Thursday (9/5) and Friday (9/6) from 6-8PM. The cost for that sail is $45 per person and includes complimentary champagne.

We will also be sailing from 10-12 and 1-3 on Friday and 10-12 on Sunday (9/8). The cost for the morning and afternoon trip is $35 per adult and $20 for kids 12 or younger.

While we have plenty of room on all of the above listed trips, we are not available for public charters on Saturday. We have a private charter in Annapolis and will be gone all day.

Thanks to all our guests who have made this the best year yet! We appreciate your business and look forward to welcoming you back aboard as friends!

Cheers!

Lady Patty, Out

Weekend Schedule and Weather

Happy Independence Day Weekend from Lady Patty Classic Yacht Charters!!!

Schedule

The forecast is shaping up and we still have space aboard all of our charters this weekend. We are offering a Morning Sail from 10-12 ($35pp), an Afternoon Sail from 1-3($35pp) and our ever popular Champagne Sunset Sail from 6:30-8:30($45pp). We will sail all three times on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and the Morning Sail on Sunday.  Buy your tickets online here!

WX

Thursday 7/4 – Partly Cloudy and Breezy, wind 10-20 knots from the South, slight chance of T-storms in the late afternoon or early evening. It should be clear by our Champagne Sunset Sail…we still have space aboard.

Friday 7/5 – Partly Sunny and breezy, wind 10-15 knots from the South by Southwest. There is no rain in the forecast and plenty of room on all three trips.

Saturday 7/6 – Partly Sunny and breezy, wind 8-12 knots from the Southwest. There is no precipitation expected. We have room aboard the Morning Sail and Afternoon Sail but the Champagne Sunset Sail is filling up. You should book your spot soon! To check availability and to book your spot clickhere or call us at 410.886.1127.

We look forward to welcoming you aboard the Lady Patty.

Cheers!

Lady Patty, Out

 

Independence Day Weekend….Cheers!

taken by Tim Tadder

taken by Tim Tadder

Hello Travelers,

We are very excited about the coming week and look forward to welcoming you  aboard the Lady Patty!

Independence Day is a pretty special holiday around here since so much of the history of our struggle for independence from the crown took place right here on the Bay.

We will be offering three trips daily on Thursday, Friday and Saturday with a Morning Sail on Sunday. Enjoy an all-American list of craft beers and drink specials while we sail out into the historic Chesapeake Bay with our own star spangled banner popping smartly in the breeze.  Tickets are available for purchase online here.

Have a safe and happy independence day.

Cheers!

Lady Patty, Out

 

Tilghman Island Seafood Festival Weekend

Hello travelers,

This Saturday(6/22) is the Seafood Fest. If you haven’t been..you should. It’s a great, small town festival with delicious seafood, local arts & crafts, live music and family fun.

Lady Patty will be offering two trips on Friday, three trips on Saturday and a morning sail on Sunday. You can book online through our ticketing agent ZERVE or by calling our office at  410.886.1127.

We sail at the following times:

The weather forecast for the weekend looks good for spending time outdoors. All winds will be from the South so temps will be moderate with humidity between 60 and 70%.

Friday, clear, 0% chance of precip. winds 7-10K from the South. Saturday, partly sunny, 0% chance of precip. winds – 4-8K from the South. Sunday, mostly cloudy, 0% chance of precip. winds 7-9K from the South.

We offer drink service on board the Lady Patty which includes bottled water, soft drinks, a great but ever changing list of craft beers, white wine by Lost Vinyards called Treehugger Organic Blanco, champagne, mimosas made with fresh squeezed clementine juice and our signature drink; the Sunset Gold Margarita made with premium tequila and fresh squeezed produce. As you can tell, we strive to offer the most natural, preservative free and organic offering that we can find.

Join us this weekend. We look forward to welcoming you aboard.

Cheers!

Lady Patty, Out

A rare treat…porpoises on the Chesapeake Bay!!

A pod of porpoises that we encountered on 6/17/13...AWESOME!!!

A pod of porpoises that we encountered on 6/17/13…AWESOME!!!

During yesterday’s 1 o’clock charter we had an amazing experience that I have to share.

After checking the radar with the 1st Mate then re-checking  with our guests we decided the T-storms were well to the North of Tilghman Island and that our charter was a “go” so we headed out on to the Chesapeake Bay for a two-hour sail with my oldest son, the 1st Mate Laura and a very cool family from NY.

We had a beautiful 8-10 knots of wind out of the South so we trimmed up for a comfortable beam reach and headed towards the other side.

After about 45 minutes under sail the skies darkened and it started to sprinkle but there was no sign of thunder or lightning so we did what sailors do and grabbed the jackets to continued on. It was almost comical how poor the weatherman’s forecast proved to be. Instead of scattered, light rain showers we were treated to torrential rains that socked the visibility in to almost nothing. Our guests were great sports about the buckets of water being dumped on our heads so we all laughed and enjoyed the sail.

After twenty minutes of downpour the rain slackened and no sooner had visibility increased my son Jack yelled “dolphins!!!”

We all spun around to see nothing but open water. I was just about to write it off as wishful thinking when a pod surfaced about 50 feet from our starboard quarter. As we all stood there and watched they came closer and at one point were maybe 20 feet from the Lady Patty. It was incredible!!!

There were at least fifteen and maybe as many as thirty of them and they moved back and forth through what I assume to be a bait fish buffet. While a few of them surfaced and clearly checked us out, we were not nearly as interesting as food. Slowly we ghosted away from the pod. It wasn’t until we started to separate from them that we all thought to pull out the cameras and smartphones. I knew if we turned and tried to get greedy with the encounter we would disperse the bait so we snapped a few pics from a distance and eased on about our business.

I have seen porpoises on the Bay maybe 3 or 4 times in my life and it was always only 2 or 3 at a time. This was by far my closest marine mammal encounter here on the Chesapeake and certainly the highest numbers of porpoise in a pod that I have ever seen. It was absolutely amazing and something Jack and I will talk about for a long time.

See, you never know what you might encounter on the Chesapeake Bay.

Cheers!

Lady Patty, Out

Saturday – Sunny – Hi 83 – Wind SW 10-15K = PERFECT!!!!

clearIt doesn’t get much better than this, folks! Join us for an awesome sail on the wide open spaces of the Chesapeake Bay aboard our 78 year old classic sailing yacht. We have plenty of room on our 10am-12pm morning sail, 1pm-3pm afternoon sail and 6:30pm-8:30pm Champagne Sunset Sail. Call Jeff at 601.307.0398 or go to ladypatty.com to book your spot.

Cheers!

Lady Patty, Out.

The Elf Classic Yacht Race – Saturday, May 18th

Full page image from Sail Magazine July 2011

Full page image from Sail Magazine July 2011

Hi all,

We, at Lady Patty Classic Yacht Charters are excited to be taking part in the 3rd Annual Elf Classic Yacht Race this Saturday.

Unfortunately that also means we will be unavailable for charters this weekend.

We will be back home and fully operational for sailing charters on Monday, May 20th.

Call 601.307.0398 or visit our booking agent Zerve for reservations.

Cheers!

Lady Patty, Out.

Shakedown sail this week then Lady Patty and I are ready for the season!

Hey friends,

The Spring has arrived and we are wrapping up the final preps to be ready for an awesome 2013. The only thing that remains is my solo shakedown sail on the fantastically beautiful Chesapeake Bay.

This has become a cherished ritual for me each spring. I look forward to spending many days underway with some super-cool people but before that happens I go it alone, just the old girl and me. I love the opportunity to listen to the boat-sounds, study the rig and dig the cool relationship a sailing vessel has with the world. There is so much going on with the wind, tide, waves, water, rigging, sails, hull and me. It’s really an incredible relationship. I sometimes get caught up in marketing, bookkeeping, maintaining the boat, managing the crew and watching the forecast and the reason I chose this life slips slightly from the forefront on my mind.

The annual spring shakedown lays it all out in clear and concise terms. I love this stuff! There is nowhere I would rather make my living than healed 35 degrees off normal with a rail in the water, rising and falling with the pulse of the elements, the yacht ensign popping in the breeze, the rush of water on the hull and the excitement of my guests getting their first taste or a welcome refresher of life at 8 knots on a 77 year old sailing yacht.

I still can’t believe I get paid for this!

I hope to see you all when I get back but for now, I have a date.

Cheers!

Jeff

Cool things happening on and around Tilghman Island

Hey all,

This spring is shaping up to be one of the most exciting times in recent history for our little patch of paradise.  YEAH SPRING!!!

We at Lady Patty are super excited to welcome Eric and Michael of Bay Hundred Restaurant to the Tilghman Island waterfront! I know these guys from previous projects that they have been involved in and am thrilled with the prospect of their talents and hard work being poured into the restaurant. As many of you know, we sail from the slip directly in front of their outdoor deck and bar. This makes us almost family, so Cheers Gentlemen! We look forward to supporting you in any way we can! I suspect that we might spend a little time at your beautiful outdoor bar.

Secondly, the Race ’round the Island on May 4th is shaping up to be a very fun day for sailors, spectators and landlubbers alike. Bring the kiddies down to the Tilghman on the Chesapeake to watch the finish and to join in the celebration of good folks, good music and good times! We hope to raise enough money to finance a youth sailing program for our Tilghman area youth. We feel good about anything that gets our kids out of the house and in to the real world. If you agree, come support our cause!

Lastly, we have partnered up with Lady Patty’s official home Inn and Marina to offer packages for rooms and sailing trips. Check out www.knappsnarrowsmarina.com to see the facilities, rooms and package rates. Their rooms are beautiful, up to date and what I consider the best value in waterfront accommodations on the Bay.

Follow us here on svladypatty.wordpress.com to keep up with all the fun stuff that Lady Patty and our fellow businesses on Tilghman Island have to offer.

Cheers!

Jeff

Lady Patty Classic Yacht Charters Summer 2013 Sailing Schedule

web_BuyTixBub_lightbackgroundTo check for availability or to purchase tickets on line check out our booking agent ZERVE or call ZERVE at 1.800.979.3370

The 1935 sailing yacht Lady Patty departs from Tilghman Island just 9 rack cardmiles Southwest of St Michaels for the wide open waters of the Chesapeake Bay.

We are offering trips at the following times on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday with a limited schedule on Sunday:

Morning Charter 10:00am-12:00pm

Afternoon Charter 1:00pm-3:00pm

Champagne Sunset Sail  6:30pm-8:30pm