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9/2/2019: Ida May wins the Deal Island Skipjack Race for the Third Year in a Row!!!

The Ida May won the Deal Island Skipjack Race for the Third Year in a Row!!!  Here is the full article from the Daily Times of Salisbury by journalist Julia Rentsch.  The article is entitled:

Deal Island Skipjack Race revives historical sailing tradition

"With a sharp cannon blast, they were off. 

A fleet of skipjacks — traditional sailboats used in the Chesapeake Bay for oyster fishing —…

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Posted on September 2, 2019 at 6:30pm

9/22/18: Ida May wins 2018 Choptank Heritage Race in Cambridge MD for 2nd year in a row!!!

The skipjack, Ida May, won the 2018 Choptank Heritage Race for the second year in a row.  Thanks again to Capt. Shawn Ridgley and his able first mate and brother, Wes Ridgley!  Congratulations also to owners Elbert and Gordon Gladden.

We wondered how we would fare in today's race with much heavier winds than there were in Deal Island a couple of weeks ago.  The experts said that the Ida May was just a small wind boat, but we proved them wrong after today's…

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Posted on September 22, 2018 at 3:30pm

9/3/18: Ida May wins Deal Island Skipjack Race for the 2nd Year in a Row!!!

The skipjack, Ida May, won the 59th Annual Deal Island Skipjack Race.  This is the second year in a row for the Ida May to be the champion.  Congratulations to Capt. Shawn Ridgley and his able first mate, Mike Oh!!!  Congratulations as well to owners Elbert and Gordon Gladden.

There was very little wind for the race.  The Tangier Sound was glassy and the skipjacks' sails were slack, fluttery.  The Ida May's yawl boat was having engine problems, so we decided to let someone tow…

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Posted on September 3, 2018 at 9:30pm

Ida May featured in May 2018 Chesapeake Bay Magazine

The Ida May's victory in the 2017 Choptank Heritage Skipjack Race in Cambridge MD was highlighted in the May 2018 edition of the Chesapeake Bay Magazine.  Here's the link to read the article.

https://www.chesapeakebaymagazine.com/features/2018/4/4/an-ida-may-day?rq=ida%20may

Posted on May 16, 2018 at 1:30pm

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