Dickerson Newsletter July 2023

The two best days in a boat owner’s life are the day they buy a boat and the day they sell it. 


This month’s issue of the Dickerson Owner’s Association Newsletter is dedicated to welcoming a new Dickerson owner and listings of a few beautiful Dickersons that are looking for new homes. If you want to be the proud owner of a Dickerson yacht or know someone who does, browse the newsletter and share it with your friends.  

If you know of other Dickersons looking for forever homes, let me know and I’ll add them next time.

Chris Burry


Dickerson Newsletter

P.S.  PLOVER has just returned from a 2-week counter-clockwise circumnavigation of the DELMARVA peninsula. On the way back south down the Chesapeake Bay, we visited with Jim Hontz of TROUBADOUR in Chesapeake City and Commodore Ken of MORNING LIGHT at the Oak Harbor Marina on Rock Creek, MD.  We also had a wonderful few days in Tangier VA where we hadn’t been in three years.  It’s well worth a visit.  PLOVER is definitely not for sale.  

SIGN UP NOW: Annual Dickerson Rendezvous & Regatta June 16 – 18 , 2023

Hello again Dickerson and Classic owners and fanciers. Attached is a registration and payment form for our 2023 Rendezvous and Regatta in Oxford, MD.

If you desire dockage at the traditional Safe Harbor Oxford (Mears) location, make your reservation now as Jeff at Safe Harbor advises that they are near full, but will accommodate Dickersons at the marina and boat yard as well as they can. You may reserve at Dockwa or by phone, 410-226-5450.

The schedule of events is:
Friday June 16 – 14:30 – Boats assemble at the Choptank River Light (AKA Spider, 38-39N 076-11W) for our boat parade in to Oxford, Monitor VHF 68 & 16

~ 17:00 – Commodore’s Cookout and pot luck at Safe Harbor Oxford (Mears)
Marina, Pre-race meeting, race directions

Saturday June 17 – 11:00 – 53rd Annual Dickerson Regatta

18:00 – Meet and greet at the Robert Morris Inn, 314 N. Morris St Oxford,
Cash bar

19:00 – Dinner, followed by awards and presentation. Please jot down any
food allergies on the registration form. Also please note that the dinner
charges you pay include taxes and gratuity, there is no need for you to tip.

Sunday June 18 – D41 PLOVER leads the post-rendezvous cruise.

We would appreciate your prompt response.
See you there!

D & Don Wogaman, aboard D41 Southern Cross

SAVE THE DATE: 16 – 18 June 2023 Dickerson Rendezvous

 Spring is sprung! Time to make plans and mark your calendar to attend the 58th annual Dickerson Rendezvous in Oxford, MD on Fathers Day weekend, June 16-18 2023. Plans include a
very special Saturday night surf and turf dinner at the famous Robert Morris Inn followed by a surprise guest speaker. Seating is limited, mark your calendars now!

More Rendezvous information to come…
D & Don, Co-Commodores
Dickerson Association
Currently on land travel in Ecuador

A few quick updates on Dickerson 41s:

Mike, Karen, and Falcon Riley

1.  BEAU SOLEIL has returned from Europe.  Son Falcon sailed her across the Atlantic Ocean and made landfall in the U.S. in late February.  Mike and Karen Riley are living aboard in New Bern, NC.  Welcome back BEAU!  

2.  COMPASS ROSE is sailing home to the U.S.  Currently, in Falmouth Harbor, Antigua, Eric & Jackie White report that all is well on board.


February Newsletter and more

Commodores Don & D Wogaman welcomed all attendees to the Annual Dickerson Owner’s Association Business lunch on Saturday 14 January 2023 11AM to 3PM at the Red Lobster, 183 Jennifer Road, Annapolis, MD, 21401. Twenty-three members attended in person and eight attended via ZOOM. This was the largest attendance in some time.  

Plan Now to Attend the Dickerson Owners Association Classic Sailboat Rendezvous June 16-18, 2023 Oxford, Maryland hosted by Commodores Don & D Wogaman 

Events will include a Boat Parade on Friday afternoon June 16 followed by a Commodores’ Cookout at 6 pm at the Safe Harbor Marina grounds. Highlights of the Rendezvous will include the Dickerson Classic Boat Regatta on Saturday morning followed by Dinner at 6 pm at the Robert Morris Inn. Dockage is available at Oxford’s Safe Harbor Marina and the Tred Avon Yacht Club or boats can anchor out in Town Creek.

Read all about it and more in the February 2023 DOA Newsletter!

Chris Burry
DOA Newsletter Editor

January 2023 Newsletter

Annual Business Lunch
14 January

Happy New Year to all Dickerson owners and friends! Mark your calendars now to attend the  1st Dickerson event of 2023. The annual business lunch will be held on Saturday 14 January 2023 11AM to 3PM at the Red Lobster, 183 Jennifer Road, Annapolis, MD, 21401.

See more details in our latest newsletter.

January 2022 Dickerson Newsletter

Enclosed is your  January 2022 NEWSLETTER to help rid the winter blahs and start dreaming about spring commissioning of your beloved Dickerson!  The days are already starting to get a bit longer.  

Note that in anticipation of the re-scheduled Dickerson Business Lunch on March 12, 2022, we will publish a Special Edition Newsletter in February with tales of Dickerson 30-36’s compiled by Fleet Captain, Randy Bruns.  Send him your stories and photos if you have not already done so at rbbruns@verizon.net.

November 2021 Newsletter and Updates

CHESAPEAKE downrigged & hauled for winter

Enclosed is your November 2021 NEWSLETTER with news about upcoming events to include the Business Lunch in January and next year’s Rendezvous in Oxford, MD. See attached agenda for the Business Lunch.

Of note here is the latest accounting of where all the large Dickersons are located courtesy of D 41′ Fleet Captain Chris Burry!
Vignette Custom racing woodie. Sails out of Wrightsville Beach, NC. Replacing the motor and is for sale.
VelAmore Currently undergoing a major refit in Brick, NJ.
Puffin Currently on hard in Reedville, VA No owner information. Let me know if you can update.
Shearwater Currently on hard in Bayboro, NC No owner information. Let me know if you can update.
Saga No current information. Let me know if you can update.
Southern Cross The original D41 woodie. Currently in Oriental, NC.
Beau Soleil The world traveler, in the Mediterranean currently off the Greek coast.
Douce Folie Currently in Quebec, Canada and is for sale.
Anodyne Currently in Baltimore Harbor. Replacing rear oil seal and transmission.
CAVU Currently on hard in Deltaville VA,
Toogoodoo Currently in Bohemia River, MD, undergoing a deck refit this winter.
Selah Reportedly destroyed on the rocks in the Azores, 2005. So sad.
Plover At home in Mathews, VA for the winter. Completed a 3 month trip to Maine this summer.
Planktonic No current information. Let me know if you can update.
Papillon Currently in the Abacos, Bahamas
Down Home Heading south to New Bern, NC in mid-November.
On Eagles Wings Reported destroyed by Hurricane Irma in Virgin Islands, 2017. Remains were purchased by someone at auction.
Desiderata Relocated to Bayboro, NC. On hard doing hull repairs, fairing, barrier coats etc!
Stormy Petrel No current information. Let me know if you can update.
Compass Rose Currently trapped in Grenada due to COVID.
Caroline No current information. Let me know if you can update.
Hemisphere Dancer  
  In the Barn at Generation III, Cambridge, MD for repairs.
The original teak deck has been replaced after 40 years.
The masts have been removed, repainted with Awlgrip white, and spiffed up; a girl needs new makeup every 40 yrs. (or earlier).
“HD” is available for her next Caretaker and should NOT languish ashore while adventures await her.
Nepenthe No current information. Let me know if you can update.
Seaya No current information. Last known to be in CT, 2016. Let me know if you can update.
Volantis Currently for sale in Newport News, VA
Arwen Evenstar Sailed to Europe in 2016, currently at home in San Juan Islands, WA
Chesapeake Currently, down rigged and on the hard at Campbell’s Bachelor’s Point Oxford…waiting for centerboard to be pulled and moved
  inside for MORE renovation work. The two main items are the massive rub rails being repaired/replaced and the centerboard is
  going to be worked on


I am delighted to announce we are holding the Western shore Roundup once again after a year of no racing.  It will be held at the West River Sailing Club September 24 and 25.  Sailors can meet at the West River Cookout on Friday evening where you can purchase food and drink and have a nice evening with all of us together again. 

Racing on Saturday is open to all Dickersons as well as other vintage single hull cruising boats whose first hull was laid down prior to 1990.  The race starts at High Noon at WR G1 and features a rabbit start type of race.  Rabbit starts make it easy for all competitors to get a good windward start.  The winner of the race is declared the Sheriff of the Western Shore with a perpetual trophy. We will have a dinner at Pirates Cove that evening. Some sailors continue on Sunday following the race to cruise around together.

There is plenty of water for anchoring off the Club for short dinghying to the Club docks. I am checking on the viability of the Club moorings so stay tuned.  If the docks are free of members two boats could tie up.

If you plan to attend let me know by 20 September and I will email you several pages of Race Instructions and suggestions on starting.  Also let me know if you and your crew plan to attend the cookout; helps the kitchen staff plan.

Of course all this is subject to virus restrictions. The Club has been very conservative on this issue.

Randy Bruns  rbbruns@verizon.net; 443-994-8844


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