Changing Lives One Sail at a Time.
Providing the therapeutic benefits of sailing to people with disabilities, recovering warriors, and youth from underserved communities.
Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB) is the premier provider of unrestricted access to the Chesapeake Bay. CRAB is the only boating program offering equity and equality to its guests in a fully accessible environment at no cost to them.
It All Adds Up
CRAB has provided life-changing experiences to thousands of guests for more than 30 years and is honored to provide this unique service on the largest and most scenic estuary in the United States, the Chesapeake Bay. This would not be possible without the generous support of many volunteers, sponsors and individual donors.
CRAB Cup for Accessible Boating
The 17th Annual CRAB Cup will be held Saturday, August 19, 2023. This event is the largest fundraiser of the year for Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating. Your support will make it possible for CRAB to offer its sailing and boating programs free of charge for people with disabilities, recovering warriors, and children from underserved communities.
In 2022 the CRAB Cup had 103 boats registered for the pursuit race and a growing number in the 2nd Annual Poker Pursuit. Our family-friendly races are sure to generate a few stories to share at the shore party! The party is held at the Eastport Yacht Club and starts at 4:00. More than 500 guests dance to the live music and dine on the delicious food provided by Boatyard Bar & Grill.
“This experience has given me inspiration that angels actually do exist. They’re just not two feet tall with wings. They’re human beings that walk this earth and look just like a normal person. But in fact, they’re truly angels.”
It’s the people, not the facilities, that show off CRAB’s strengths. Volunteers and staff are professional, attentive and recognize us as family when we return.
– Wayne Valentine
CRAB volunteers are dependable, energetic and compassionate about teaching sailing to our guests with disabilities.