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Celebrating over 25 years of service, CRAB has provided life-changing experiences to more than 19,000 guests.  CRAB is fortunate to be providing this unique sailing experience on the largest and most scenic estuary in the world, the Chesapeake Bay. CRAB would not be possible without the generous support of the many volunteers, sponsors and individual donors. To learn more on how you how you can make a difference and get involved click here.


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SailFree Sunday

September 17th, 2017

September SailFree Sunday will be on the 17th. Come early to avoid Sandy Point State Park closing due to full capacity!

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Fall Recovering Warrior Sailing Regatta

September 23rd, 2017

The 11th Recovering Warrior Sailing Regatta is just around the corner. A time where veterans and their families can compete together in a fun sailing race. Register today!


Sailing Clinic for those with Spinal Cord Injuries

September 28-29th, 2017

CRAB will be holding a sailing clinic for those with spinal cord injuries September 28-29. This is a free clinic, more information with the button below.

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What Our Guests Say

"I need to commend CRAB’s fabulous staff and volunteers. They are a wonderful and caring group who have certainly changed many peoples’ lives for the better, including mine."

Lance Hinrichs CRAB Guest

"The CRAB captains allow our students the hands on opportunity to sail a real sailboat. When you have no vision, you see with your hands. The captains allow the students to touch and feel everything as they explain exactly what everything is. They are so on cue with the students; they immediately get a sense of the level of the students and know how to modify the language to what the students can understand. I can't tell you how much this experience helps to build self-esteem in our students. They get such a sense of pride and accomplishment. The smiles are from ear to ear! I can't say enough about this program, the people that work it and the opportunities that it provides for our students! I fully support the CRAB program!

Tammy Kraft Recreation Specialist Maryland School for the Blind

Thanks so much for the effort and dedication in offering the Recovering Warrior Sailing Regatta. While I grew up on the Chesapeake Bay, my soldier greatly appreciated her very first experience under sail.

M.B. CRAB Guest

"Being a volunteer with CRAB has been a life changing experience for me. I have been a volunteer for over three years. I have met so many wonderful individuals during the monthly Sail Free events and at the Wounded Warrior Regattas who have shared their amazing triumphant stories with me. I would not give up this volunteering experience for anything as I learn and gain new and wonderful perspectives from each encounter I have. My life has been touched by this organization and the individuals who come to participate in the joy of sailing."

Michelle Serafin CRAB Volunteer

"We don't get out like this very much."

Guest Montgomery Co. Stroke Association

"It was Great!! It was smooth sailing. Beautiful day with a wonderful breeze. Dan and Ed did a very nice sail, sharing their knowledge and skills with us."

R Cagle Guest

"Thank you for this wonderful program. Bless you"

J. Maldonado Guest

"The crew and staff did an outstanding job. My wife is in a wheelchair. We are completely satisfied."

P. Lark Guest

"The sailing trip was wonderful. CRAB is an amazing group doing a wonderful service."

B. Griffith Guest

In the News


2017 BB&G Regatta to Benefit CRAB Great Success

The 2017 Boatyard Bar & Grill Regatta to Benefit CRAB was very successful with 77 boats registering for the race and over 310 crew participating. Following the race, more than 600 of CRAB’s friends and supporter gathered for a great party and music by Misspent Youth at the Eastport Yacht Club. The Skipper’s Challenge and Paddle […]


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