Adaptive Boating Programs

CRAB Adaptive Boating Programs

CRAB has provided the thrill, freedom, and therapeutic value of sailing to tens of thousands of people with disabilities, recovering warriors, and youth from underserved communities. CRAB is the only organization of its kind on the Chesapeake Bay, and programs are offered free of charge to more than 1,200 guests every year during the sailing season.

Group Excursions

Community organizations that serve people with disabilities enjoy exclusive sailing outings during the sailing season, April through October.

Family Days

Designed to introduce people with disabilities and their families to the therapeutic value and pure joy of the wind and water by sailing on the Chesapeake Bay.

Military Support Programs

Veterans with disabilities and recovering warriors are invited to participate in exclusive group programs and regattas designed specifically for them.


Some of CRAB’s guests want to take sailing to a more competitive level by participating in regattas. CRAB offers four regattas in the Annapolis area: two for recovering warriors in Spring and Fall; the Don Backe Memorial CRAB Regatta for disabled sailors and hosted by the Annapolis Yacht Club in June; and The CRAB Cup, open to all sailors and hosted at the Eastport Yacht Club in August.

Kids Camps

CRAB offers two-day kids sailing camps to organizations looking to provide youth from underserved communities an opportunity to learn the basics of sailing and racing.

Adult Boating Clinics

Sailing Clinics combine classroom, textbook, and on-the-water instruction promote a comprehensive and diverse learning environment.