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4/29/2014: Repairs and Damage

We're working on getting the Ida May and her yawl boat in good repair and working order for this coming sailing and racing season.  The yawl boat's engine didn't appreciate submersion in the Choptank River when we capsized in the 2013 Skipjack Heritage Race in Cambridge and it's been giving us trouble getting repaired.  We look forward to seeing everyone on the water in 2014!!!  

Posted on April 29, 2014 at 8:16pm

9/23/13: Ida May raised up and pumped out

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

9/21/13: Ida May Capsizes at 2013 Choptank Heritage Skipjack Races

Here's the link to the story in the Sun:,0,5622374.story

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…


Posted on September 21, 2013 at 9:00pm

9/2/13: Ida May First Place at Deal Island Skipjack Races

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…


Posted on September 2, 2013 at 9:42pm — 1 Comment

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