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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.

Happy New Year to Friends of CRAB!

Photos from the Annual CRAB Holiday and Volunteer Appreciation Party held on December 8, 2016 at the Annapolis Maritime Museum can now be viewed on Facebook.  We thank all of our supporters and volunteers for their tremendous support in 2016 and look forward to exciting events to come in the New Year! Stay tuned for further updates soon to be available on the CRAB calendar.

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!

Tom Ostrye breaks through with first CRAB Cup win

Crab Cup winner Tom Ostrye has developed as a sailor since joining CRAB.

Tom Ostrye  won this year's 17th annual Don Backe Memorial CRAB Cup. To read the article as reported in the Capital Gazette-Sports Section (July 3, 2016) click here. Tom was introduced to sailing by Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating 5 years ago. 

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