Registration now open for 2016 US Disabled Sailing Championship - Clearwater, FL (Nov.17-20)

All sailors!...It's that time of year again! 

Registration is open for the 2016 US Disabled Championship which will be held at the Clearwater Community Sailing Center in Clearwater, FL from November 17 -20. The Notice of Race and registration link can be found at

Charters and discounted hotel rooms are also available. See the Notice of Race for specifics and contact information.


Fleet Manager Position

The premier accessible boating organization, Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating, is seeking a Fleet Manager to ensure the safe operations, transportation, and maintenance of our fleet of sailboats, a powerboat, and an inflatable RIB.
The position offers flexible hours, but the primary commitment of time is from March through October. CRAB’s fleet operates from Sandy Point State Park. The previous manager was averaging about 100 hours per month during the season (8 months). The pay is negotiable, but will be approximately $20/hour, plus expenses. During the off-season the boats are stored on land and major repairs or upgrades to the fleet will be performed on an as-needed basis from Londontown Marina, Edgewater, MD. The time commitment during the off-season is approximately 20 hours per month
CRAB offers sailing for persons with disabilities from Sandy Point State Park. We have SailFree Sundays once a month and Group Sails on Tuesday and Thursday of each week for organizations representing the disabled.
CRAB also operates four regattas during the year at the Eastport Yacht Club, Annapolis Yacht Club, and the National Sailing Hall of Fame docks. Transporting the fleet to these locations will be performed by volunteer skippers, but will require the Fleet Manager’s active participation.

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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