July 11, 2015 Geography, Sailing, York River

Sailing Back to Water

After living in Iowa, Matt and Rhonda Spaulding were glad to move to Williamsburg and get back to the water. They took their son and his fiancé out on the York River on a brilliant day in steady breezes. Matt used to sell Cape Dorys and later moved into boat insurance. “They used to drill us on the features and benefits of the Cape Dory over Hunter and Catalina, but this is nice.” He was referring to running the Hunter 320. “It trims very well and turns on a dime. The Cape Dory was slower because of the full keel, but it sailed well once it got going.” They used to live in Maryland, where they once sailed from Annapolis across Chesapeake Bay to St. Michaels. Rhonda recalled that experience and savored this one. “It’s just wonderful to be out here. I love it.”


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