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2021 WESTERN SHORE ROUNDUP

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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New Resource

Many of you may have already seen this, but I stumbled on it today with a casual Dickerson Owners’ search at sailboatdata.com 

Dickerson Boatbuilders (USA)

dickersonowners.org

1946 – 1987

Founded by Bill Dickerson who built of variety of different craft, most notably the ‘Simplissima’ 34, 32 and 26 line of hardchine strip planked ketches, as well as the DICKERSON 40 of a similar type. In 1967 the company was sold to Thomas Lucke who moved the company to La Trappe Creek in Trappe, Maryland. Lucke continued to build the popular 35′ strip planked mahogany ketches and the DICKERSON 40 ketch. The DICKERSON 36 was introduced in 1972 which featured a plywood hull with wooden deck and superstructure. By 1978, Ted Reed was running the company. Reed commisioned naval architect George Hazen to design a new boat which ultimately became the DICKERSON 37 which had a fiberglass hull. The DICKERSON 50 was introduced in 1982. In 1983 production began for the another DICKERSON 37, a Bruce Farr designed racer. 

Click this link to see the page in it’s entirety – including other specs and information about each model.