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.
50th ANNIVERSARY RENDEZVOUS 2015
Ahoy Past and Present Dickerson Owners and Associates,
Click here an Announcement Flyer for the Dickerson Owners Association 50th Anniversary Rendezvous on the weekend of June 12-14, 201 at Oxford MD. Please note that the event is being held the week before Fathers Day because the Tred Avon was already booked for a wedding on Fathers Day Weekend. Please mark your calendar now and plan to attend this historic event.
Joe Slavin, Membership
LASSOING THE 2014 DICKERSON WESTERN SHORE ROUNDUP
We had a fine social weekend at our 8th Round Up in West River on September 5-6. There was a good attendance of 13 sailors at the Friday night cookout at the West River Sailing Club, who were gracious hosts to our group. The Saturday night dinner at Pirate’s Cove was graced by more Dickerson folks who came by land to join in the festivities. Read More.
DICKERSON MAINTENANCE FORUM AND LUNCHEON
Time and Date: 11 AM-3PM, Saturday, December 6, 2014
Place: Red Lobster Restaurant 183 Jennifer Road, Annapolis, MD (At intersection of Routes 50 and 450).
A panel of Dickerson Owners who have had considerable hands on experience in maintenance of their wooden and fiberglass yachts will answer questions on all matters concerning Dickerson up keep, maintenance and cruising. Subjects will include but not be limited to the following:
- A. Wood and fiberglass repair and up keep.
- B. Engines, fuel, propellers and propulsion equipment
- C. Electrical power, power management, batteries, charging systems, solar, wind/hydro vanes, generators.
- D. Auxiliary equipment and gear i.e. plumbing, pumps, stoves, fittings.
- E. Other i.e. clever ideas, rigging, sails, canvas, electronics, racing, cruising
DICKERSON SAILORS RETURN TO THEIR ROOTS
At its 47th Anniversary on June 13-15, 2014, over 60 Dickerson sailors and their friends returned to the original Dickerson site at Trappe, MD, where these classic wooden and fiberglass boats were last built 27 years ago. The weekend started with a parade of 11 Dickersons-- on Friday the 13th—from Choptank Light to Dickerson Harbor, which is now on the site of Dickerson Boatbuilders.
"Hot off the Presses"! A tour of the mothership for all Dickerson 41's. D & Don Wogaman's, "Southern Cross". View at You Tube
Dickerson Boatbuilding Video
Dickerson Sailors Dedicate New Museum Exhibit
The highlight of the Dickerson 46th Annual Rendezvous was the celebration of the opening of the Dickerson Owners Association Exhibit at the Richardson Maritime Museum in Cambridge, Maryland. We are honored to have an exhibit in this historic museum that prides itself in capturing the character and life of the Chesapeake Bay. Our heartfelt thanks to Herm Kramer, who designed and built the exhibit and Executive Director Jane Devlin and others at the museum who supported this effort. Also thanks to our exhibit committee members: Barry Creighton, Bruce Franz, Larry Mosher and me who helped to get this imitative underway. We also thank our members who provided memorabilia and contributed to the purchase half-hull models of a Dickerson 37 and 41. Read Article.
The History of Dickerson
You can now view the video (below) of the History of Dickerson or download the written history in pdf form.
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).