October Sail Free is 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 . . . → Read More: October Sail Free is Canceled

Boatyard Bar & Grill Regatta Was a Great Success

Backyard Bar & Grill Regatta 2013

The 2013 Boatyard Bar & Grill Regatta was a tremendous success. The weather was perfect. We had over seventy boats register. Congratulations to Kevin Detwiler and his crew who won the CRAB class. We will have links to pictures below.

Thank you Boatyard Boat and Grill, Spinsheet, . . . → Read More: Boatyard Bar & Grill Regatta Was a Great Success

Don Backe Named Winner of 2012 Maritime Heroes Award

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

Matt Completes His Voyage

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

Washington Post Article on Matt Rutherford's 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.

Visit CRAB on Facebook!

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.

Matt Rutherford’s 100 Days at Sea

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

Lin & Larry Pardey Celebrate with CRAB

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

CRAB Makes Boating Accessible

Dept. of Natural Resources’ Maryland Water Trails e-Newsletter

September 2011

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

Boatyard Bar & Grill 2011 Regatta - Canceled by Hurricane Irene

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

Endless Adventures Youth Summer Camp

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

CRAB Cup - June 18 and 19, 2011

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

Boatyard Bar & Grill 2010 Regatta

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