CRAB celebrated its new fleet of six brand new Beneteau First 22A’s (A for adaptive) with a ribbon cutting at the US Sailboat Show. Pictured L-R in the boat are Brad LaTour, CRAB President; George Armendariz, CEO Beneteau Americas; State Senator John Astle; and, Tim Wilbricht, President Annapolis Yacht Sales. Standing on the dock are L-R Luca Brancaleon Co-General Manager of Beneteau (Global), Bill Frank, Deputy Secretary MD Dept. of Disabilities; and, George Owings, Secretary MD Dept. of Veteran Affairs. Also joining the presentation were Tarry Lomax, Chair of the Annapolis Maritime Advisory Board and Mike Lofton, Chair of the AACO Water Access Commission. There was a large media presence and everyone got the opportunity to express their support for CRAB and its mission to bring the thrill and freedom of sailing to persons with disabilities, wounded warriors, and children from at-risk communities. A special thanks to Helene Baudet of LH-finance who surprised CRAB with a check for $5,000 at the event. Many thanks to all for your support of CRAB!

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