Outdoors and Recreation

Annapolis skipper leads Wizard to Newport to Bermuda victory

Go west, young man. That proclamation, credited to renowned newspaper editor Horace Greeley, proved sound advice for the braintrust aboard Wizard — a Volvo 70 owned by Annapolis resident David Askew. Navigator Matt Humphries and strategist Chris Larson agreed on a westward strategy and it paid...

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  • SLY is first to finish the Annapolis to Bermuda Race

    SLY is first to finish the Annapolis to Bermuda Race

    Bob Fox dramatically increased his chances of capturing line honors for the 2018 Annapolis to Bermuda Race when he took ownership of an XP 44 last month. On paper, the performance-cruiser produced by X-Yachts was the fastest boat in the entire fleet. It proved a real challenge due to difficult...

    • Conquering the bay in the Great Chesapeake Swim

      Conquering the bay in the Great Chesapeake Swim

      At first glance, Hemingway's Restaurant on Kent Island appeared to be having a normal party on Sunday with a DJ playing music, people lounging on the lawn and sipping beer. That is until swimmers started stumbling ashore, ripping off their caps, goggles and wet suits. These weren’t survivors of...

    • Anne Arundel and Howard County fire rescue man injured at Bacon Ridge

      Anne Arundel and Howard County fire rescue man injured at Bacon Ridge

      Fire personnel battled tough terrain Sunday to get to a bicyclist at the Bacon Ridge trail in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County Fire Lt. Erik Kornmeyer said. Fire was called to the Bacon Ridge Natural Area on Hawkins Road around noon for a 36-year-old man who had been injured while biking on the trail,...

        • Dundalk boater killed in collision near Sparrows Point on Friday night

          Dundalk boater killed in collision near Sparrows Point on Friday night

          A 47-year-old Dundalk man was killed in a boating accident near Sparrows Point on Friday night, Maryland Natural Resources Police said. Shortly after 10 p.m. the victim’s 20-foot recreational boat struck a day marker, which helps boaters navigate, near Old Road Bay, Natural Resources Police spokeswoman...

            • Chris Dollar: Even the best anglers come up empty sometimes

              Chris Dollar: Even the best anglers come up empty sometimes

              Even if you slept through most of high school biology, by now you must know that all living things contain carbon in some form, and without it life as we know it would not exist. It is integral to numerous biological processes, including reproduction, photosynthesis and respiration. So when scientists...

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