Donate your Boat to CRAB

CRAB is looking for boats (sailboats and powerboats) in good condition. The proceeds CRAB receives from boat sales support our mission. CRAB sells boats quickly and at a fair price. Donors receive a tax donation for amount of boat sold.

For more information on our boat donation program click here or call the CRAB office at 410-266-5722.


Brad LaTour

Brad was introduced to CRAB in 2003 when his good friend suffered a life altering accident leaving him paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair. CRAB proved to be a life-line, allowing Brad to act as the able bodied sailor supporting his friend in the Don Backe Memorial CRAB Cup Regatta.

Joining the Board in 2016, Brad has brought his entrepreneurial energy to CRAB from his two decades of working with start-ups and high growth companies.  His work experience ranges from travel, wireless, fitness, wellness, digital marketing and real estate. Brad has proven to be natural collaborator executing on a shared vision. This philosophy has made an immediate impact on new programs like the Skippers Challenge, a virtual fundraising competition in conjunction with the Annual Boatyard Bar and Grill Regatta.  He has managed to double the fundraising in just its second year.

Sailing Clinic for Persons with Spinal Cord Injuires


Join us May 23-25th for a Sailing Clinic for those with spinal cord injuiries sponsored by Disabled Sports USA and the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation. 

This will be a special 2 1/2 day sailing clinic for persons with spinal chord injuries who want to experience the thrill and freedom of sailing. The clinic will provide classroom and hands-on sailing instruction by experienced CRAB skippers. The clinic will start at 9am on Tuesday, May 23 and conclude at 1pm on Thursday, May 25. Please confirm your reservation now as this sailing clinic will sell out. Make this the year you will learn to sail! 

For CRAB Regatta, success where it counts

Nancy Noyes Correspendent  

Capital Gazette August 27, 2016

It was a classic August experience on the Chesapeake Bay: the breeze softened up enough that fewer than half of the racers could finish before the time limit expired last Saturday. But once again the real winner of the this year's Boatyard Bar & Grill Regatta to Benefit CRAB was its beneficiary and the mood at the post-race party was upbeat and celebratory, marking another year of success where it counts for the event.

Where it counts, of course, for nearly everyone who took part, is in generating support for one of the region's outstanding and creative non-profits, Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating — CRAB — which provides access to the thrill and freedom of sailing to physically and developmentally-challenged individuals, recovering warriors, and their families, regardless of financial circumstances.

This year, 85 teams registered to race in a 7-mile pursuit-start contest out on the bay, while 15 Harbor 20 skippers signed on to sail their own course, up the Severn from R'2' to a finish off the deck at host Eastport Yacht Club.

Boatyard Bar and Grill Regatta Party Photos are Up!

The 10th annual Boatyard Bar and Grill Regatta is now in the history books. This was a certified clean Regatta. Many thanks to Dick Franyo, owner of Boatyard Bar and Grill, Mary Ewenson, owner of Spinsheet and Eastport Yacht Club for a great party on August 20! We appreciate all of our great sponsors for their tremendous support to CRAB! Click here to read about the Regatta featured in the Capital Gazette.

To check out all the pictures from the party posted on Facebook click here. Thanks to all for your support. Hope to see you next year!



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Annapolis, MD 21401

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