Commanders on the Chesapeake; Regional Rendezvous 2017 - SLIP RESERVATIONS OPEN





                                                     July 21 - 23, 2017

                                                   at the

                                                 Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

                                               St. Michael's, Maryland

As we continue the planning process, additional details will be posted here.  

Now that slip reservations are open (see below), the next details you can expect will include the Club registration process, a preliminary agenda, and local travel/accommodations information if not coming by boat.  We are trying to develop a good mix of organized and sponsored events as well as give everyone plenty of time to explore St. Michael's.

Feel free to post any event ideas you might have in this thread, but if you have specific questions, please email us directly at

Information on the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum can be found at: 


Matt & Jessica Cowles (December Wedding)
Fred & Eileen Delavan (Northern Star)
Mardis Wallace (Holiday)
Bruce Ketcham (Sea Hawk)
Lee Dahlen (by land)
Darin & Denise Haselhorst (Timeless)
David Hiser (Lady Eleanor)
Chris Brown (by land)

Keep getting those registrations into the Museum, folks!  If you are coming by land and would like to be included on the attendee list, please drop and email to chesapeakecommanders at gmail dot com


Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

213 North Talbot Street, St. Michaels, Maryland, 21663
Contact:  Ed Rowe, 410-745-4981

(for arrival) Dockmaster: VF Channel 16 or 410-745-4946

More information regarding marina rules and navigation can be found at

Local Airports

  • Baltimore Washington International (BWI); 72 Miles
  • Reagan Washington National (DCA); 84 Miles
  • Wilmington, Deleware (ILG); 84 Miles
  • Philadelphia (PHL); 113 Miles

Local Hotels


Slip reservations can now be made.  Each Captain will make their own arrangements with the museum, provide basic information about their boat, and provide a credit card number. 

Contact:  Ed Rowe, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 410-745-4981

Group Name:  Chris Craft Commander Club (July 21-23)

Rate:  $2.50/ft plus $16 for 50 amp or $11 for 30 amp power.  Everyone will receive the museum membership rate regardless of whether you are a member at CBMM.  However, the museum is also offering us a $25 discount on museum membership, so instead of the normal $125, it will only be $100.  Additional details on member benefits are available on their website, but among them are free dockage at certain times.  Very helpful for those day trips to St. Michael's!

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Updated 1/4/17 - Slip reservations now open (see above for details)

I will try to make it, probably by motorcycle and not by boat, unless it's my brother's Aquasport 20 CC out of Severna Park. I can't even imagine how long it would take me by water from NH with my puny 48 gallon gas tank! Although I might be able to haul it down to Rhode Island or Connecticut and go from there....

Updated 1/17/17 - Local information added (see above for details)

Updated 2/1/17 - Attendee list started

Matt & Jessica Cowles (December Wedding)
Fred & Eileen Delevan (Northern Star)
Marty Wallace
Bruce Ketchum (Sea Hawk)
Lee Dahlen (by land)

Keep getting those registrations into the Museum, folks!  If you are coming by land and would like to be included on the attendee list, please drop and email to chesapeakecommanders at gmail dot com

 I, like Jim Frens, would love to make it too by boat, but from Connecticut, it would take 3-4 days, and my whole family are coming to Cape Cod that week of, from Indiana & New Jersey, so i'm going to have to beg out. Hope you all have great weather and a great time. I'll be anxious to see the photos that come from the Rendezvous. Have fun !!



Greetings and thanks for organizing this. 

lucy and I would love to come and will try to make it.  only question is whether Endeavor (soon to be Narducci) can be made ready to run across the bay in July.  am working on an overheating issue right now, along with a backfiring problem which has resurfaced.  crab cap replacement worked well for two months.  then, same thing. will try to fix it by replacing plugs, wires, coil and cap.


Not to twist your arm, but we will have two very capable gentlemen attending who I believe are quite familiar with your engines ;)

(Both Darin and Lee will be there)

Hey, start your Loop run and attend the Two Rivers Rendezvous in Sept!  Time to reserve your slip.  If your a Commander doing the Loop we will put you up for a few days at our home harbor, Harbor Point Yacht Club, might even chauffeur you around the area one day.

Update 2/15/17 - Attendee List updated

Matt & Jessica Cowles (35 Commander - December Wedding)
Fred & Eileen Delevan (38 Commander - Northern Star)
Marty Wallace (47 Commander - Holiday)
Bruce Ketcham (38 Commander - Sea Hawk)
Lee Dahlen (by land)
Darin & Denise Haselhorst (47 Commander - Timeless)
David Hiser (47 Commander - Lady Eleanor)
Chris Brown (by land)

Keep those reservations coming in folks!

Count us in, she should be ready by then...

We are looking forward to meet fellow members..


Great! I'd call and reserve your spot asap, Anthony!

Coming by car. Great location for a Rendezvous. Great town.

Will take photos.

Let's try to get the boats out on a cruise. Say about two hours on Friday.

E-mail me if you need something. I live 1 hour and 20 minutes away.

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