The Board of Directors of Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Heather East as the organization’s Executive Director.
CRAB, an Annapolis, MD non-profit organization, provides sailing opportunities for people with physical and developmental disabilities and others who would not otherwise have the opportunity to sail.
Heather comes to CRAB after serving as Deputy Director for the Arc of Maryland, the largest statewide advocacy organization working to create a world where children and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities have and enjoy equal rights and opportunities. Continue reading CRAB Welcomes New Executive Director
Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky and US Sailing Name CRAB’s Don Backe Winner of 2012 Maritime Heroes Award
In the culmination of an inaugural campaign to recognize individuals who make significant contributions to their local sailing community, Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky and US Sailing announce the winner of the 2012 Old . . . → Read More: Don Backe Named Winner of 2012 Maritime Heroes Award
Sarah had never been on a boat before. This vivacious twelve year old girl, who had been in a wheelchair for eight years, was apprehensive about getting aboard Hermit, one of CRAB’s Freedom Independence sailboats. Sarah asked her Dad if she could skip the sailing and go home.
Dear Friend of CRAB,
Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating, Inc. (CRAB) provides opportunities for people with physical and developmental challenges to experience the joy and freedom of sailing on the Chesapeake Bay.
Founded in 1991, CRAB is the most experienced organization to offer these unique opportunities in the mid-Atlantic region. We serve a very broad community including children and adults of all ages.
In 2012, more than 1,000 people enjoyed a fun and safe sailing experience, assisted by CRAB’s experienced skippers and dedicated volunteers.
We ask that you consider supporting CRAB. Your donation will help ensure the success of our future.
Groups that have sailed with CRAB in recent years include: The Maryland School for the Blind, Central Special Education School in Edgewater, MD, Annapolis Police Department PALS Youth Program, Box of Rain, Magothy River Middle School, Stroke Survivors, Boy Scouts, Endless Adventures with the Howard County Recreation Department, Chester River Health, Anne Arundel County Brain Injury Support, and Ginger Cove Retirement Community. Continue reading Dear Friend of CRAB
This past year found me out of the office and in the hospital or rehab; this impacted my communications, responses and acknowledgements to CRAB’s many supporters. With the Board’s help, we are shifting things, so as Director of Strategic Planning, I can concentrate on reviewing opportunities for expansion of CRAB’s services. I . . . → Read More: Message from Don
Matt Rutherford crossed the finish line at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel at 10:48 ET on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, completing a circumnavigation of the Americas without stopping or setting foot on land.
Matt has traveled 27,077 miles on a record-setting journey dedicated to raising money for CRAB and CRAB’s mission to enable . . . → Read More: Matt Completes His Voyage
Matt Rutherford’s challenge to sail around the American continents, solo and non-stop, was reported by The Washington Post. Read about life at sea and why Matt dedicated his voyage to raise funds for CRAB. 2/7/12 Washington Post Sports p. D1.
CRAB is now on Facebook. Visit our Facebook page and you will “like” CRAB as your friend. Click here to visit CRAB’s Facebook page.
Spinsheet Magazine’s Beth Crabtree wrote a fun and informative article about Matt Rutherford’s journey thru the Northwest Passage and Arctic seas. A portion of the article is printed below.
Where in the World Is Matt Rutherford?
“I can see Russia right now. Well, at least it’s a Russian island, but nevertheless, it’s part of . . . → Read More: Matt Rutherford’s 100 Days at Sea in Spinsheet Magazine
On Sunday, October 9, just as the sun was setting on a fabulous day at the Annapolis Boat Show, CRAB hosted a wine and cheese party at the Maritime Museum to thank our sponsors, friends and supporters. Lin and Larry Pardey, world renowned cruisers, spent the evening delighting friends of CRAB with stories about . . . → Read More: Lin & Larry Pardey Celebrate with CRAB
Dept. of Natural Resources’ Maryland Water Trails e-Newsletter
Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB) is a non-profit organization based in Annapolis, Maryland that provides opportunities for people with physical and developmental challenges to experience boating on the Chesapeake Bay.
Founded by Don Backe in 1991, CRAB maintains a fleet of Freedom . . . → Read More: CRAB Makes Boating Accessible
The Boatyard Bar & Grill Regatta to Benefit CRAB, scheduled to begin at 11:00 AM Saturday, August 27, 2011 was canceled due to Hurricane Irene who entered the Bay most fully in the late afternoon.
The Boatyard Bar & Grill Regatta party at the Eastport Yacht Club, however, was a great success. The . . . → Read More: Boatyard Bar & Grill 2011 Regatta – Canceled by Hurricane Irene
Friday August 12, 2011 … Finally the Annapolis heat and humidity eased and CRAB had a glorious day to sail.
CRAB’s guests were twenty-two teenagers with various cognitive challenges and eight counselors from Howard County’s Park and Recreation Dept. The kids had camped out during the week and enjoyed other athletic activities, e.g. a . . . → Read More: Sail with Howard County’s Endless Adventures Youth Summer Camp
The CRAB Cup is a competitive sailing race. CRAB’s Freedom 20′s are skippered and crewed by persons with disabilities with one able-bodied sailor also aboard as crew. The CRAB Cup has been held since 1998, hosted by The Annapolis Yacht Center.
The boats’ skippers and crews were, ordered by their final place in the . . . → Read More: CRAB Cup – June 18 and 19, 2011
The CRAB Regatta and Battle of the Chesapeake was held on the Chesapeake Bay on a beautiful Saturday afternoon in August 2010. Thirty six boats entered the CRAB Regatta, with another twenty five in the Battle of the Chesapeake. Our thanks to the Backyard Bar and Grill and the Eastport Yacht Club for hosting . . . → Read More: Boatyard Bar & Grill 2010 Regatta