With wind dead on the nose in the Beaufort channel, we hoist the main then unfurl the jib in 10-ish knots of breeze. As we turn north toward the waypoint, sails fill in. Izula reaches 7 knots — even with a furry Read More

Red Beard lives here

They live on rocks, reefs, piers, pilings and other hard surfaces in the middle and lower Chesapeake Bay, and they’re our neighbors in Norfolk at Cobbs Marina. The boys noticed these bright red beard sponges first Read More
  After spending many mornings, afternoons and evenings stalking and catching these speedy Chesapeake Bay crabs with their dip nets along the docks in Broad Creek, we asked the boys to do a visual study of these Read More
We took advantage of our current location and got the kids involved in Junior Week at the Fishing Bay Yacht Club in Deltaville.  Locals claim this program is one of the most active and best Optimist sailing camps on Read More