As some of you may know, the Lady Patty suffered some damage to her mizzen mast and rigging over the Memorial Day Weekend! I know, right? That’s a heck of a way to start off her 80th year in existence. The great news is that the meticulous repairs over the last two weeks has returned her to her usual safe, able and sea-worthy status as the longest operated charter sailing yacht in Talbot County!
Join us this weekend to beat the heat in the coolest way possible; under 1100 square feet of sail with a fresh-squeezed margarita in hand on the wide open and beautiful Chesapeake Bay.
We have plenty of room on our Friday Champagne Sunset Sail and on all three trips on Saturday(10-12, 1-3 and 6:30-8:30). There is still room on the Sunday morning Mimosa Sail from 10-12. Buy your tickets here or call our office at 410.886,1127. We’ll answer any questions that you might have then sign you up for a wonderful sail aboard the classic yacht, Lady Patty!
Ask us about our reduced kid rates and our military, law enforcement and fire fighter discount.
I look forward to sailing with you.
Sail from Tilghman Island on the Chesapeake – Lady Patty
Spring of ’18 is near and we can’t wait to get back under sail with you! We are very excited and proud to announce that Lady Patty will be available for charters with former First Mate, now Master Captain Emma Brown sharing time the helm.
If your planning your Summer get-away for 2018 or looking for a gift Certificate as an awesome wedding present, you probably have a lot of questions. Here is the who, what where, when how and why of the classic yacht Lady Patty!
I’m Captain Jeffrey Mathias, owner and operator of the 1935 built offshore sailing yacht Lady Patty. We offer two-hour public sailing excursions and two-hour, half-day and full-day private charters for our guests to experience the magic of varnished teak, polished bronze, towering sails and the wide-open spaces of the Chesapeake Bay.
We are conveniently located just 3 hours from New York and Philadelphia, 1.5 hours from DC & Baltimore. Minutes from St Michaels, Oxford, Easton, MD on Tilghman Island. The yacht Lady Patty is in a perfect spot for our purposes. We motor for 5 minutes to the wide open Chesapeake Bay.
We pride ourselves on offering our guests a true yacht sailing experience. We don’t do harbor tours or historic narratives. We hoist over 1,100 square feet of sail and let the ol’ girl loose in her favorite environment. Whether it’s a relaxing reach in 5 knots of breeze or sailing close hauled to windward in a brisk 15+ we enjoy sailing in its purest form. Of course a delicious boat drink like a fresh-squeezed margarita can help make your trip memorable, too.
Why should you choose a sail aboard the Lady Patty?
Because we think our area of the Chesapeake is one of the best sailing spots in the country. We love sailing aboard the historic yacht Lady Patty and we look forward to sharing this simple but beautiful lifestyle with you.
The cost for the earlier two excursions is $40 per person and $25 per kid 12 or younger. The Champagne Sunset Sail is $50 per person and includes complimentary champagne.
Come sail away aboard the classic yacht Lady Patty!
Drink service is available on all of our excursions. Currently we are offering for sale on board bottled water/soft drinks, a nice list of craft beers, select wines and featured cocktails. Some examples of our featured
drinks are fresh-squeezed lime juice margaritas, Lady Patty Lemonade made with fresh lemons and Tito’s Handmade Vodka and our Dark & Stormys made with Gosling’s Bermuda Dark Rum and ginger beer. The selection of featured cocktails depends entirely on the mood of the Captain…Cheers!
Thanks again for checking out our little corner of the www!
I hope you enjoy your visit to Talbot County and the Chesapeake Bay!
Chesapeake Bay Magazine Oct. 2001 cover photo by Jim Tadder
The forecast calls for Partly Sunny skies, temps in the 70s and steady breezes throughout the late week and weekend. In other words, PERFECT!
Grab a sweatshirt or light jacket and join us for a sail on the historic Chesapeake Bay.
Lady Patty will be sailing Thursday through Sunday morning from now until mid-October. This time of year offers some of the most pleasant sailing of the season so join us at one of the following times:
Once again, the mid-week looks questionable but Thursday through Saturday are forecast to be pretty awesome.
Here is what’s happening aboard the Lady Patty. After this week, Lady Patty will only be offering public charters from Thursday morning through Sunday morning. Call 410.886.1127 to discuss private charters for Monday – Wednesday. Tickets for public charters can be purchasedhere.
Wednesday- Partly sunny, high of 82F winds South 10-15 knots. We have some room aboard out Champagne Sunset Sail from 6-8.
Thursday-Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 88F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%. The weather is iffy but if it clears up we will be offering our
6-8 Champagne Sunset Sail.
Friday-Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 75F. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 10 to 20 mph. Perfect breeze for Lady Patty. We will be offering our Afternoon Sail from 1-3 and the always popular Champagne Sunset Sail from 6-8.
Saturday-Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 68F. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph. Bring a sweatshirt and join us for a perfect, early fall sail. This is my favorite time for sailing! We have room aboard our Morning Sail from 10-12 however the later two trips are private. There will not be public tickets available.
Sunday-We are not offering sails today. Sorry!
Thanks for checking us out. I hope you enjoy your visit to Tilghman Island.
The Spring may have been cool and wet but the Summer is pretty spectacular. We have cooler temps and lower humidity than is usual for July and August so we will take full advantage and sail often.
We will be sailing at the following times Wednesday through Saturday with a limited schedule on Sunday. In the event of light bookings for the morning and afternoon sails we sometimes consolidate those two trips.
It will be partly cloudy, high of 82 with a nice breeze of 7-15 knots from the South.
The day is forecast to be overcast with a chance of rain and T-storms, high of 81 and winds 10-15 knots from the South.
Clear in the morning becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon. Friday should have perfect sailing breezes with 5-15 knots out of the WNW veering to the SSW late.
High of 82 and partly cloudy. Winds 7-10 knots WNW early then veering to the SW by evening.
Sunday will be partly cloudy, high of 79 with a wonderful 10-15 knots of wind from the NNW.
We will be offering our usual soft drinks and bottled water for sale on board. We also have a great and ever evolving list of libation including craft beers(Mama’s Little Yellow Pils, Dale’s Pale Ale, Ol’ Chub Scotch Ale, Flying Dog’s Atlantic Lager, Brooklyn Brewing Co’s Summer Ale, Blue Mountain Kolsch, Maui Brewing’s Coconut Porter and Sierra Nevada Pale Ale), wine(Treehugger Organic Bianco)andfeatured cocktails
(fresh-squeezed lime juice margaritas and dark and stormys). Of course champagne is complimentary on out Sunset Sails!
Thanks for checking out our little corner of the world wide web!
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!