Captain John and Donna
Bailey have operated a
sailboat bareboat charter business since 1980. Our fleet grew to
eight yachts during the late 80's, but is now at a more comfortable level of two
boats located at our home dock in the Solomons, Maryland area. We also owned and
managed Solomons Marine Towing [dba Sea Tow Solomons (1989-1994) and dba
TowBoatUS Solomons (1995-2001)], a marine assistance and salvage firm. During
that time the firm performed nearly 4,000 marine assists and salvages. That
corporation was sold January 1, 2002, and the Baileys no longer have that
excitement in their lives.
Besides our traditional bareboat
charter program, we offer a significantly better value in our timeshare lease
arrangement for those sailors who want to sail the Chesapeake for 14 or more
days per season without the expense or hassle of ownership. The timeshare lease
cost on a per day basis is a small fraction of the ownership cost which usually
exceeds $800 per day of actual use for a comparable yacht. For more details on
our bareboat charter/leasing programs go the the [Timeshare/Charter] link above.
The other links in the linkbar will take you to many other pertinent pages with
lots of details.
A live internet
DockVideo link of the Baileywick floating dock
on Leasons Cove near Solomons shows the status of the fleet. Note the flag
at the end of the dock for wind conditions in the protected cove. The live
Video Internet Camera requires use of Internet Explorer and its OCX
plugin to view. The plugin will download if needed by answering yes. The
video feed is on 24 hrs daily so at night only dock lights show.
Useful Sailing Links:
Solomons Weather/tides Access current weather and tides.
Use zip code 20688, click on the following: The Weather Channel
logo, Recreation tab, Boat and Beach and you end up with
details on the local Solomons boating weather and tides. There are too
many other options to describe here.
NOAA Wind Forecast Chesapeake Bay
This website shows dynamic
estimated winds predictions for Chesapeake Bay.
BoatUS is a huge resource. All active boaters should have BoatUS
Sailnet.com The Sailnet.com
email list server discussion group for
Niagara 35 owners has been moved to a new forum at
- THE resource for Boating!
Other Interesting Links:
Nichols Guitar Accessories Handcrafted
guitar inlaid accessories
Baileywick 2005 Christmas Card