Dickerson Owners and Prospective Owners.
This site is dedicated to the Dickerson Sailing Yacht. Although Dickerson Boatbuilders have been out of business for many years, the Dickerson is still sailed and respected by sailors spanning generations.
Exciting New Program For June Dickerson Annual Rendezvous
We are planning an exciting program for the 46th Annual Dickerson Owners Association Rendezvous. Under the leadership of our “Sampson Post” Joe Slavin--Bruce Franz, Larry Moser and I are making excellent progress with the Richardson Maritime Museum in Cambridge setting up a dedicated Dickerson Exhibit. We have met with the resident staff several times and we have allocated display space.
Larry has produced some "world class" audio/visual products and we have the provided the museum a draft layout of pictures and written material that they are reviewing. We are underway to provide them with half-hull models and are looking forward to a Spring opening.
Our plans are to do a Friday Arrival Parade from the Choptank Light to Cambridge---reception at the Museum and spend Friday night in the Cambridge Municipal Marina or on the hook. The Cambridge Harbormaster looks forward to throwing out the red carpet for us. If you want a slip in Cambridge, please let me know soonest—I will coordinate. Then Saturday morning, we will “race” from Cambridge back down the river to the environs of Oxford--Banquet at the Tred Avon Yacht Club in Oxford. (Make your own berthing arrangements for Oxford). Sunday post-Rendezvous Cruise. (More details to follow.)
The very special “race” on Saturday will really test the skills of Dickerson Captains and crews. Tentative plans approved by Commodore Pat Ewing suggest a start at 10 AM on Saturday and a race of about 16 miles to a finish line off the Tred Avon Yacht Club.
Some holes to be filled here----but we will let you all know just as soon as plans are finalized. We do think this parade to Cambridge and reception at our Dickerson Exhibit at the Richardson Maritime Museum will be a fun addition to the usual race and Tred Avon banquet.
So please reserve the weekend of June 14-16 (and longer for a post Rendezvous cruise), 2013 for another great Dickerson Event.
The History of Dickerson
You can now view the video (below) of the History of Dickerson or download the written history in pdf form.
Dickerson Sailors Honor Boatbuilders
45th Dickerson Rendezvous June 15-17. 2012
At its 45th Anniversary on June 15-16, 2012, the Dickerson Owners Association (DOA) had a special Rendezvous at Oxford, MD saluting the owners, managers and skilled craftsmen who built these classic boats for 41 years on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. This historic event re-kindled fond memories of the Dickerson boatbuilding era that began in 1946! Bill Dickerson, a World War II veteran, started to build wooden sail and work boats in his back yard at Church Creek, Maryland, and it continued until 1987 when the last Dickerson sailboat was built in Trappe, MD. Download Full Article
BUILDING OUR 35 FT. DICKERSON IN 1969
A collection of photographs by LYNN STEARNS. View the booklet.
Treasure Chest - Nautical Apparel and Gifts. See the details.
From our Owners
Blake Cunningham has posted a nice video of "Kittiwake" up on YouTube
SURVEY ON WINTERIZING YOUR DICKERSON
Our survey is complete and the results are available here. Thank you for your participation!
Membership Committee—Joe Slavin, Barry Creighton, John Freal
Find a lost Dickerson and share it with us
Did you know that there may be 150 or more Dickerson Sailboats that are not identified in the 2009 Dickerson Owners Association (DOA) Directory?
The DOA has initiated an ambitious "Find a Lost Dickerson Sailboat" contest and invites all Dickerson fans to participate in the fun. A "Lost Dickerson" is one that we have no record of and is not listed in the 2009 Dickerson Owners Directory.
When visiting ports, marinas and boat yards or sailing in local and "foreign" waters, keep your eyes peeled for a 30, 32, 35, 36, 37, 40 or 41 foot Dickerson sailboat. Get sailor's name, boat name, length, port and other contact information i.e. telephone number and email. Take a picture if possible.
Send your name and particulars on your Dickerson Discovery to the Dickerson Owners Association Membership Committee at email@example.com.
For your trouble you will be eligible to win a prize-yet to be decided. Contact us if you have any questions.
What You Will Find Here
Join the Association Membership is $40 per year for Dickerson Owners and Associate Membership of $30 per year for
former owners and other interested parties. You may download a current application here.
Forum - A bulletin board which will hopefully be used to exchange information about Dickerson boats including troubleshooting tips, parts aquisition, etc. We will be monitoring this forum and will provide assistance where we can, but it is mostly boaters helping boaters.
Update: Due to repeated spamming and hacking, we had to abandon the old board in it's entirety. We need moderators to keep the new board healthy! Please contact me through the board.
For Sale - We will be posting Dickersons for sale. If you have a Dickerson for sale please list it here for a nominal fee (as this is a non-profit site).