When Jeff was stationed at NAS Jax several years ago, he would eat his lunch down at the marina and dream about the day he would take the plunge and buy a sailboat of his own. Our first boat was a 24 ft. C&C we named Lady Lilac and we sailed up and down the St. Johns River for years. [...]A job promotion brought us to the Mid Atlantic and we spent a couple of years sailing in Chesapeake Bay and the Patuxent River. We tired of the long drive to Lilac and sold her and became canoe enthusiasts canoeing the creeks of Virginia and the Rappahannock and James Rivers.
We never really lost that itch to be back on the water sailing and September 2011 we bought a 77 Hunter named Marguerite that we affectionately call Maggie.
Like most boats, Maggie is a work in progress. We spent most of 2011 and 2012 in restoration mode and once out on the Sassafras River, we quickly discovered river sailing on the Sassafras was more the art of dodging power boaters and their wakes then enjoying the calm quiet sailing we had so enjoyed back in Florida. Two plus hours of motor sailing to reach the bay was not our idea of a relaxing day out on the water so late August, Jeff moved Maggie to her new home port at Green Point Landing on Worton Creek, a vantage point where we can really explore and enjoy all the wonders of Chesapeake Bay.