Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to making the thrill of sailing a reality for physically and/or developmentally-challenged individuals and for those individuals whose financial circumstances preclude their participation in recreation on the waters of Chesapeake Bay. CRAB was founded in 1991 as an offshoot of the National Ocean Access Project of Newport, Rhode Island.


Passing of Ken Amundsen

CRAB is saddened to hear of the passing of valuable volunteer and former board member, Ken Amundsen. We offer our condolences to his family.

Obituary of Ken Amundsen


CRAB Strategic Plan

CRAB’s Board of Directors, in conjunction with the Executive Director, has developed a strategic plan to build on CRAB’s past and guide CRAB’s growth in the coming years. This report is intended to be a concise, short, and simple summary of the most important actions that will need to be addressed over the next three years in order for CRAB to thrive and grow. Read the CRAB Strategic Plan.


October Sail Free Canceled

Our October Sail Free has been cancelled. Sandy Point State Park is replacing the bulkhead around the marina which will include removing and reinstalling the floating docks that we use. We have had to relocate our boats for winter storage. Come sail with us in the spring; watch our website for our 2014 schedule of Sail Frees.


Regatta Was a Great Success

The 2013 Boatyard Bar & Grill Regatta for CRAB was a tremendous success. The wind and weather were nearly perfect. Over seventy boats registered and joined the CRAB Freedom 20s in the Bay. Regatta 2013

Congratulations to Kevin Detwiler and his crew who won the CRAB class.

Thank you Boatyard Boat and Grill, SpinSheet, Eastport Yacht Club, Annapolis Volvo and all of our generous sponsors, donors, racers, crew, and party-goers for making the 7th annual Boatyard Bar and Regatta to benefit CRAB such a tremendous success. Special thanks to Dick Franyo (Boatyard Bar and Grill), Mary Ewenson (SpinSheet) and Bill Kocan and the Race Committee (Eastport Yacht Club) for all that you did to make this a wonderful day. We are looking forward to next year’s regatta. Pictures from the regatta and the party are available here:

CRAB’s pictures
SpinSheet Race Pictures
SpinSheet Party Pictures

Race results are available here:
EYC Crab Regatta Race Results