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.
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.
|BOAT NAME||WHERE ARE THE LARGER DICKERSONS NOW!!!|
|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.|
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org; 443-994-8844
On June 18 – 20, 2021 Commodores Don & D Wogaman, D41 SOUTHERN CROSS, hosted the 56th annual Dickerson Owners Association Rendezvous at the home of Chris & Bill Burry, D41 PLOVER, on Queens Creek in Mathews, VA. This was the 1st year that the Rendezvous was held on the Southern Chesapeake Bay. See details in Dickerson Newsletter June 24 2021.
Courtesy of Phil Dunn, photographer and neighbor of the Burry’s, all Dickerson owners can view and download 2021 Dickerson Rendezvous photos. See our photo gallery page.
.2) Courtesy of Ina Lejians, D41 PAPILLON, all Dickerson owners can view her YouTube video “Dickerson Sailboat History Interview with Ted Reed” See our video and media page.
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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)
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.
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