Celebrating 37 years of Cruising
Marlow - Hunters throughout the Middle Chesapeake Bay
HSA-1 was founded in 1978. We are a group of
over 100 Hunter sailboats, concentrated in the middle Chesapeake
Bay, from Solomons in the south to the Magothy River in the north. Boat lengths range
from 25 feet to 46 feet. The club has an active year-round
racing, cruising, and social activity schedule. Activities
provide many opportunities to share information, experiences and
maintenance tips as well as socializing with like-minded sailors. Boat U.S.
offers HSA-1 a discount on membership.
Frequent weekend raft-ups from May through October
give members the opportunity to sail to beautiful Chesapeake Bay
gunk holes and visit fellow members. Raft-ups frequently have
themes, such at the "Flag Day" raft and the "Great Chili Raft".
See the Activities page for the current schedule. An annual
night sail scheduled near a full moon is a popular event that allows
members to extend their sailing experience.
There is usually at least one longer cruise of one to two weeks
duration during the season. In the past, we have cruised as a
flotilla to the northern Bay, throughout the middle Bay, and down to
Norfolk. Cruises are not limited to the Bay. In the past
we have organized cruises to Long Island and Block Island, and
Maine. The club has also organized charter cruises to the BVI.
In 2006 we organized a club cruises to Block Island, and a charter
cruise to the Greek islands in the Ionian Sea. In 2012 the focus of
activity will be the Hunter Rendezvous
in Annapolis, Maryland.
"Come by land" or "come by sea" events during the season extend
destinations to sites that, though convenient for some of our
sailing members, may be to far from home port for others. Past
events have been located at the DNR facility on the Wye River and
some place off the South.
Although most members are cruisers and not racers, we have an
active cruiser/racer agenda. Many club members who would like to
try racing join together in local charity races to get a taste of
racing at a more 'fun' level. The club maintains a race committee
and provides support for members who are in it for "the T-shirt and
the hat". In the past we have entered boats in the Hospice Cup and
Leukemia Cup races
Off-season brunches and seminars provide an opportunity to learn
about sailing and keep in touch during the cold months. HSA-1
has a standing reservation for two rooms at the Annapolis Marriott
for the Annapolis Parade of Lights in December.
Take a look at our newsletter, The Log, the current
schedule of events under Activities, and photographs of past
activities under Photo Gallery. Feel free to contact any of
our officers and committee chairs under the Afterguard if you have
any questions. An application for membership is to be found
under Join Us.
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