Chesapeake Bay Skipjack
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The Ida May has been raised up from being submerged in the Choptank River and she is all pumped out. Got a rip in our mainsail and other small repairs to be made, but everyone is safe and the boat is in good shape. Thanks to everyone who helped out in the rescue and recovery. The Ida May certainly made things exciting this year and I daresay that we are the fastest boat in the Bay!!!
Posted on September 23, 2013 at 10:01am
Here's the link to the story in the Sun:
Mary Sue Gladden, Chesapeake Bay Skipjack Expert!!!
Captain John Price had sailed a brilliant race up to the point when we capsized. He had maneuvered the Ida May from the back of the pack into first place with only one…Continue
Posted on September 21, 2013 at 9:00pm
The Ida May won First Prize at the Deal Island Skipjack Races 2013!!! Quite a turn of events for the Ida May, considering last week we weren't sure if we were even going to be in the race at all. We discovered that our mast was rotten. We were stunned because it was only two years old, but we had beetles bore into the mast and when we took the mast out of the boat it broke apart in three pieces. Luckily, we borrowed a mast from Stoney Whitelock's Helen Virginia, who is at Scott's Cove…Continue
Posted on September 2, 2013 at 9:42pm — 1 Comment
The Ida May is sitting in a group of 5 skipjacks at Scott's Cove Harbor in Chance MD, preparing to get her bottom coppered. She is sitting with the Somerset, Hilda Willing, Fannie Daugherty, and City of Crisfield. What a sight!
Posted on August 14, 2013 at 10:48am