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Enter a regatta to benefit CRAB

Getting a bit tired of the #icebucketchallenge for benefiting ALS? Try entering a regatta to benefit CRAB otherwise known as Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating.

On August 23rd the Boatyard Bar and Grill Regatta for Crab will be held in the waters off of Annapolis.

According to the CRAB website, "Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB) is dedicated to making the thrill of sailing a reality for physically and developmentally disabled individuals.

We operate out of Sandy Point State Park at the eastern end of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and maintain an office in Annapolis, MD.

CRAB has low overhead and relies heavily on volunteers as skippers and crew, to maintain our boats, organize our races and events, and help with all aspects of our operations."

Their Mission is as follows: "To make the therapeutic benefits of sailing and the freedom it provides a reality for physically and/or developmentally-challenged individuals and their families regardless of their financial circumstances."

By entering the regatta, whether you plan on racing in it or not, the $55 entry fee goes to a donation to CRAB. If you do plan on participating you can expect a pursuit start that is fun and fair for boats of all sizes. According to an email blast from Spinsheet Editor Molly Winans, "It's a family friendly event that culminates in a party over at Eastport Yacht Club and is open to the public and costs only $10 with reasonably priced drinks and grilled food. The popular band Misspent Youth will play live music. All proceeds benefit CRAB"

A cold bucket of water is fun and all, but being part of a regatta like this would be buckets of fun!

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