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Thank you!

Front page coverage for our fundraising event

Front page coverage for our fundraising event

We, at Lady Patty Classic Yacht Charters are proud to have been a part of the 2nd Race ‘Round The Island last Saturday! While we didn’t win or even come close (last place actually) we certainly felt like winners.

We raised almost $1700 dollars for the Tilghman Area Youth Association’s youth sailing program. This modest sum would be put to good use by partially funding the purchase of Optimist sailboats, the perfect boat for a program such as ours.We feel great about that…but the best was yet to come.

After seeing the awesome front page article in the Star Democrat by writer and race crew-member Jennifer Allard we received a call from some very generous Talbot County residents offering us two pristine and fully equipped Optimists with dollys and rack. This amazing gesture exceeded my wildest dreams for our fundraiser. All I can say is thanks to those who helped set up the race/after-party, the racers who took part, the businesses who sponsored, Jennifer for her article and our amazing friends in Oxford for their gift. Thank you! Hopefully we can peak the interest of some of our youth to become the next generation of great, Talbot County sailors.

Cheers!

Lady Patty, Out

Yacht racing on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay

Hello all,

The socks are stowed in a box in the attic and the shorts are back in the drawer. This, my friends marks the beginning of race season for Lady Patty. I can’t think of a better way to start the season than to let the ol’ girl stretch her long legs in the way that she was intended.

So here it is…the first race of the year. The 2nd Race ’round the Island will take place on Saturday, May 4th on and around historic Tilghman Island. There is room aboard spectator boats and on the grass at the finish. People are encouraged to bring a blanket and the kids to enjoy a wonderful day for an excellent cause.

The R’rtI is sponsored by the Tilghman Area Youth Association, a non-profit organization that provides after-school programs, mentoring, tutoring and good, clean fun for the youth of the areas South and West of Bozeman/Neavitt Rd. I am hoping we can raise enough money to fund the beginnings of a youth sailing program here on the island….but that all depends on you.

You can help us achieve this goal by coming out, enjoying the live music by Carter Grant, pulled pork and libation brought to you by the ever supportive local businesses of the Bay Hundred peninsula.

So you want to race? That’s even better! Take advantage of the free dockage for Friday and Saturday nights compliments of The Tilghman on the Chesapeake Yacht Club, the official home of the R’rtI and hopefully the TAYA Youth Sailing Program. The registration form can be found on the official race website.

The forecast is Sunny and a high near 70…

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

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

Vote for Tilghman Island businesses at What’s Up Eastern Shore Magazine’s annual “Best of” survey

Have you been to Tilghman Island? If you love the Island as much as much as we do, vote for us at What’s Up Eastern Shore Best of…2013!

Just in case you were wondering, Lady Patty is in the running for

Best Boating Day Trip…vote here.  Cheers!

Vote for Tilghman Island businesses at What’s Up Eastern Shore Magazine’s annual “Best of” survey

Have you been to Tilghman Island? If you love the Island as much as much as we do, vote for us at What’s Up Eastern Shore Best of…2013!

Just in case you were wondering, Lady Patty is in the running for

Best Boating Day Trip…vote here.  Cheers!

Lady Patty Classic Yacht Charters Spring 2013 Sailing Schedule

web_BuyTixBub_lightbackground To 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 card miles Southwest of St Michaels for the wide open waters of the Chesapeake Bay.

We plan to resume charters on or about  April 1st. We will be 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  5:00pm-7:00pm

Thank you for a wonderful 2012!

Chesapeake Bay Magazine Oct. 2001cover photo by Jim Tadder

Chesapeake Bay Magazine Oct. 2001
cover photo by Jim Tadder

Last season was rich with great sailing, exciting events and most of all, awesome people to share it with and 2013 promises to be even better.

The Lady Patty will resume operations on or about 1 April. The spring on the Chesapeake Bay can be wet but can also offer some awesome wind and crisp, cool temps for our sailing pleasure. Join us aboard Lady Patty to experience classic yacht sailing at it’s finest on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay.

The 3rd Annual Elf Classic Yacht Race has been scheduled for May 18th and promises to be even more fun than years one and two. While LP has a full compliment of crew on the books, the race can be enjoyed from another boat, at the dock in Eastport and/or on the grounds of the beautiful Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Whether as racers or spectators, I encourage any and all to take part in the coolest new race of old boats on the Bay!

Lady Patty will be partnering again this year with her beautiful home marina and inn to offer sailing and room packages. Check out Knapps Narrows Inn and Marina for beautiful rooms, incredible views and easy access to the historic yacht, Lady Patty.

Are you wondering why I included a 2001 Chesapeake Bay Magazine cover in this post? I received two very special gifts for Christmas this year. One of which is this beautiful image of Lady Patty’s original wheel as photographed by the incredible photographer, Jim Tadder and featured on the cover of the October 2001 issue. The framed copy was a gift from friends, innkeepers, fellow sailors and previous owners of Lady Patty, Captain Mike and Carol Richards of The Lazyjack Inn and Chesapeake Lights.

I encourage you to check out their charming, waterfront B&B on historic Dogwood Harbor of Tilghman Island, MD.

As always, I appreciate all the support, business and kind words!

Cheers!

Jeff

Season’s Greetings from Lady Patty!

Hello all,

I hope this holiday season finds you happy and well!

We are loving this time of year but are already thinking about the 2013 season and all the great things that will be happening here on the Bay.

We are offering gift certificates for regular charters, private excursions and for some of our special events like The 3rd Annual ELF Classic Yacht Race.

Call me at 601.307.0398 to discuss a gift certificate for the holidays. Who wouldn’t appreciate the gift of “classic yacht sailing” on the wonderful Chesapeake Bay?

Thanks and have a perfect holiday season!

Cheers!

Jeff

October on the Chesapeake Bay

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

Hello all,

Happy October! I hope everyone is enjoying the Fall as much as we are!

We have plenty of room on all of our trips for the remainder of October. Join us to experience what makes Chesapeake Bay fall sailing so special!

Check out our links page for places to stay and eat on the beautiful Tilghman Island and most of all, enjoy your visit!

Cheers!

Jeff