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The Ida May and Gordon Gladden are featured in the Salisbury Independent on 9/25/2019

She’s Gordon Gladden’s devotion: The Ida May


Posted on September 25, 2019 at 9:00pm

9/21/2109: Ida May wins the Choptank Heritage Race in Cambridge MD

The Ida May won the Choptank Heritage Race in Cambridge MD today on 9/21/2109.  This is her third victory in a row at the Choptank Heritage Race and her sixth victory in a row, counting the Deal Island Race.  

Posted on September 21, 2019 at 9:00pm

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 —…


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…


Posted on September 22, 2018 at 3:30pm

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