The perfect team —
Seasoned sailors and Hunter sailboat owners...
Greg Guthman, Commodore
Returning as Commodore from a term in 2007/2008, Greg is a life-long boater from the midwest and one of those "Great" lakes, but has found his sailing home on the Chesapeake for the last 15 years. He has been a proud member of HSA1 for all those years. He is currently enjoying his 3rd Hunter sailboat and looks forward to working with the HSA1 team for another great year on and off the water.
Bob Rectanus, Vice Commodore
Bob’s love for sailing began as a kid when his dad bought the family a 12-ft centerboard sailboat and was reawakened about 18 years ago when he and his wife Sharon stopped in Duxbury, MA to stay a few days with a friend of Sharon’s. Bob spent most of a week sanding and painting the bottom of their 35 ft Choy Lee ketch for a chance to go sailing in Cape Cod Bay. After spending the next 5 years sailing with Getaway Sailing Club out of Baltimore, they bought Unfurled, a Hunter 356, that they have kept at Oak Harbor Marina in Pasadena, MD since 2007. Unfurled was sold in February and they are expecting delivery of their new 2018 Marlow Hunter 40, Chasseur, in May and look forward to flying the HSA1 Vice Commodore pennant this year.
Mike Meegan, Treasurer
Mike Meegan brought his first sailboat, a 30 foot, 1985 S2, with two office co-workers, Tina and Marty, along with Marty's husband. Tina and Mike love sailing the Chesapeake, were married in 1989, and then outgrew the S2. They live in Great Falls, Virginia, but spent most of their summer weekends in Annapolis on the boat. In 1998 Mike and Tina bought their first Enavigare, a Hunter 410 and then in 2008 purchased their current boat, a Hunter45 DS. Enavigare is docked at their home slip on Saltworks Creek off of the Severn.
Lois White, Secretary
Don and Lois sail Mission Impossible, a 2006 33 foot Hunter, homeport Jabins Yachtyard, Eastport Annapolis. They purchased Mission after selling their 1982 16 ft Hobie Cat. Thanks to member Bob B., after many phone calls they joined HSA 1 and like weekend raftups. They live in Elizabethtown, PA and enjoy Penn State football and skiing in the Colorado Rockies.
Dan Breitenbach, Fleet Captain
Dan and Cathy began sailing in 1993, shortly after Dan returned from Newport, RI, where he attended the War College and took sailing lessons to have “something to do.” Following a windy first sail in Narragansett Bay, Cathy was addicted and they bought their first sailboat, a Capri 26. Quickly outgrowing it, a Hunter 335 followed a year later and allowed them to really explore the Bay. In 2004, a new Hunter 386 became the third reincarnation of “Zum Wohl” (A German toast meaning “to the fullest). They sail out of Shipwright Harbor in Deale, MD.
Helen Kelley, Past Commodore
Helen, Immediate Past Commodore, and husband, Rich, sail Pau Hana out of the Magothy almost always accompanied by Stormy, their golden retriever. Their last two boats have been Hunters and it is whispered they were bought because of how much easier it was to get dogs aboard; it turned out they are also great boats for the Kelley’s needs. Helen enjoys sailing, reading, swimming, fishing, kayaking and paddle boarding (if she can learn to stay upright) so gunk holing the bay is just perfect.
Sue & Carl Reitz, Membership & Newsletter chairs
Forty years ago Carl and Sue honeymooned in the Virgin Islands on a Pearson 26 and moved into the Bucks County Pennsylvania house that is still home. They sailed dinghys and chartered for 20 years, then bought the first Windrose, a 1987 Hunter 40 and joined HSA-1. They wintered in the Bahamas four times, three on the first Windrose and most recently on the new Windrose, a 2013 Marlow-Hunter 40 which they keep in the same slip at Zahnisers in Solomons that they have had for 20 years.