USS Hood 2020

Sponsored by Hood College Supporting Hood Fund The classic blue and grey Hood colors; the boat “bumpers” are wearing dinks that represent each class year color. Our charity is the Hood Fund, which supports student scholarships. One hundred percent of our undergraduate students receive financial aid.   Sailing Through The Winter Solstice begins sometime in… Continue reading USS Hood 2020

Hope Floats II 2020

Hope Floats II 2020 Sponsored by Colonial Jewelers Supporting: Hurwitz Breast Cancer Fund We were one of the seven original boats in the first flotilla three years ago. After three years in the water Hope Floats took a major spill and was grounded for life. But, not to be discouraged, the mighty crew of Kremers,… Continue reading Hope Floats II 2020

Spirit of Maryland 2020

Spirit of Maryland 2020 Sponsored by PMP Supporting: Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County Spirit of Maryland was originally the Casa Galleggiante and was renovated to her current glory over the past few years. Sailing Through The Winter Solstice begins sometime in mid-November every year when the boats that have been constructed and planned are… Continue reading Spirit of Maryland 2020

USS Hamster 2020

The Carroll Creek Coast Guard Boat She rises again to watch over the fleet that she began 5 years ago. The bones of the original Stargazer and USS Hamster were used to make a rescue and maintenance vessel with design by Kyle Thomas and design and construction by Thom Beckley who also constructed the USS… Continue reading USS Hamster 2020

AND THE REST

Reel Fun 2020 Sponsored by Deleon and Stang Supporting Phoenix Recovery Academy Mystere Sponsored by The Lillard family Supporting Sophie and Madigan’s Playground Burr Artz Library Sponsored by The C. Burr Artz Library Supporting The Community Action Agency and The Religious Coalition Our inspiration was the Japanese proverb: “One kind word can warm three winter… Continue reading AND THE REST

What Floats These Boats?

Sailing Through The Winter Solstice Update The boats created for Sailing Through the Winter Solstice 2018 are looking spectacular this year! Multiple teams have created and crafted an impressive variety of sailing vessels at six separate shipyards. Max Wingerd, Vicki and Ed Poole, Thom and Teresa Beckley, Bernard Gouin, John Casey, Kyle Thomas, Patty Hurwitz, Branden McGee… Continue reading What Floats These Boats?

Hope Floats

Sailing Through The Winter Solstice As we celebrate STTWS 2018, we decided to share the reasons our shipbuilders and designers had in mind for each boat, including construction and materials used. Enjoy.    The idea. The Hope Floats boat is sponsored by Colonial Jewelers, and was inspired by the efforts of owners Jeff and Patty… Continue reading Hope Floats

Starry Night

Sailing Through The Winter Solstice As we celebrate STTWS 2018, we decided to share the reasons our shipbuilders and designers had in mind for each boat, including construction and materials used. Enjoy.    “I don’t know anything with certainty, but seeing the stars makes me dream.”  Vincent van Gogh The Idea. I’ve always loved impressionist … Continue reading Starry Night

The Carroll Creek Clipper

Sailing Through The Winter Solstice As we celebrate STTWS 2018, we decided to share the reasons our shipbuilders and designers had in mind for each boat, including construction and materials used. Enjoy.    The Rotary Club of Carroll Creek (RCCC) joined Sailing through the Winter Solstice (STTWS) in 2017 and was most happy to continue the journey… Continue reading The Carroll Creek Clipper