Holiday Tidings from CHESSS

Greetings all,

The holidays are upon us, and for many of us, our boats are tucked in for their winter nap. The board of CHESSS wishes you all a wonderful holiday season.

I'm pleased to report a very well attended and productive general meeting this December. For the first time, we have solid member input on a race schedule for 2018. This will also enable us to publish a CHESSS Challenge schedule for 2018 far in advance. This should help our members plan well in advance and boost participation in all of our events.

Meeting minutes are published on the CHESSS website under the "Resources" section.

We intend to keep you engaged during the winter with winter seminars and round table discussion as well as the first bi-annual general meeting of 2018 in late February or March, so please save the date. We'll be voting on a couple of important issues. Official notifications will be forthcoming in early 2018.

For those of you who have been too busy to check in with our various media outlets, I'd like to share some great winter reading. First, the story of S/V Dianthus' doublehanded return leg from Bermuda:

Second, is some well deserved recognition for Incommunicado:

Your executive board will continue meeting monthly to develop our programs and events and to advocate shorthanded sailing on the Chesapeake Bay and surrounding areas.

On a final note, we're always looking for member stories of accomplishment, no matter how small the victory. We'd especially love any stories and photos of members hardy enough to venture out for a New Year's Day sail.

Happy Holidays, we'll see you in 2018.


Rich A.

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