Upcoming Rendezvous Events
The 16th Annual
2008 ALBERG 37 FALL RENDEZVOUS
Saturday/Sunday, September 27-28, 2008
arrive on Thursday or Friday)
Hampton Hall Branch, Yeocomico
Kinsale , VA.
NOTE: ALL POSITIONAL INFORMATION IS APPROXIMATE DO NOT USE FOR NAVIGATION
NOTE: Rendezvous which were held prior to 1998, are not recorded on the Alberg 37 Web site except in the archived newsletters. The first Alberg 37 Rendezvous was held over the Labor day weekend in September, 1993 in Kinsale, VA, and have been held annually since the first event.
It's ALBERG-37 FALL RENDEZVOUS time again! Plan to include this event in your fall cruising plans (especially you Chesapeake Bay owners). This is a "come as you are" event, no planned activities except relaxing and visiting with other A-37 folks. Plan on pot luck get-togethers as this is a most INFORMAL rendezvous (steamed crabs and oysters on Saturday PM). We have room for several A-37s, with room for more rafted alongside. Hampton Hall Creek is quite protected and has plenty of room for anchoring adjacent to our dock if desired. You will miss out on a good time if you don't attend. Attached are directions both by water or by land. Kinsale is about 35 NM (by water) south of Solomons, Maryland, just off the Potomac River about 10 NM from the Chesapeake Bay, and about 65 miles (by road) south of Fredericksburg , VA .
DIRECTIONS BY WATER: From Point Lookout MD (Chart #12233 Potomac River/Chesapeake Bay) proceed west about 10 miles to the Yeocomico River Entrance light Fl R4s 18 ft 4M 2 (38-02.44N 076-30.04W). From the Yeocomico River Entrance light proceed (Chart #12285 Potomac River Yeocomico River Inset 4) westward to Fl G 6sec "3" (line up on the large white house with red roof on Horn Point), then to "2". Note the shoal area to the Southeast of "2". Give "2" a slightly wide berth to the Southeast, and you will have no problem. Continue in the West Yeocomico past 2 red daymarkers (#4 and #6) and past the Port Kinsale Marina to starboard. Continue to where the West Yeocomico stops (at Kinsale) and you must either turn to the port or starboard. Turn to port (starboard takes you to the grain elevator and a marina) and follow the channel into the Hampton Hall Branch. You will see it open up into a small bay, just continue around the bay until you see a point (WITH FLAGPOLE) on your starboard. Give this point a wide berth, and continue to the second boat dock after passing the point where you will see SHEARWATER tied up there anxiously awaiting all her sisters (we'll have the A-37 sign and large pennant displayed)! (Check chartlet on Website for an overall view of the area.)
DIRECTIONS IF YOU COME BY CAR: From Fredericksburg, VA, proceed on Rt. 3 to Montross, VA. Proceed south on Rt. 3 out of Montross , VA. About 2 miles south of Montross, VA you will see Rt. 202, make a left on Rt. 202 and proceed on Rt. 202 through Hague, VA. About 4 miles from Hague, you will see Rt. 203 (at BP gas station and a sign to Kinsale), make a left on Rt.203 for about 1.2 miles and you will be coming into Kinsale. As you approach Kinsale, you will be coming down a small hill, just at the bottom of the hill you will see a sign saying 'Hampton Hall Estates' and also a street sign Brook Ave. . Make a right turn on Brook Ave. and continue for about 1.2 miles until 1006 Brook Ave , where you will also see a red "12" "daymarker" marking our driveway. Just drive on in and come on down to the water. That's where we will be. If anyone wishes to stay overnight (those who come by boat, we assume you will anchor out or raft alongside overnight), there is an Inn and a motel in Montross, and several Bed and Breakfasts in the area, (or pitch a tent in our back yard).
The Port Kinsale Marina, that you passed on you way in by water, is a full service facility, and has a fuel dock. Groceries and other supplies are available nearby, and we have plenty of available transportation.
If you plan to attend, please contact us at the above email/phone number no later than 15 September, 2008.
Visits since 7/7/08