Chesapeake Bay Skipjack

September 2011 Blog Posts (2)

9/24/11: Ida May wins Second Place at Cambridge Skipjack Races

The Ida May won second place at the Cambridge Skipjack Races on 9/24/11 in a photo finish.  Captain John Price and the Ida May beat out Lawrence Murphy and the Thomas Clyde by a nose.  It was an exciting finish for the race and it was the culmination of six year's hard work.  The race day gave us light breezes, which favors our light and small boat.  The larger boats with more sail are faster than us, but in a light breeze, we have an advantage.   Many thanks to Capt. Harold Whitelock of the…


Added by ida may on September 24, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

9/5/11: Deal Island Labor Day Skipjack Races

The Ida May was forced to drop out early from the Annual Deal Island Skipjack Races 2011 due to the strong blustery wind ripping her jib sail to shreds.  We were happy to get out and compete, though, but we will be even happier when we buy her some new sails.  Fourteen Skipjacks competed in the race and they were a beautiful sight to behold heeled over and sails full.  To watch that many Skipjacks sailing is like going back in time.

Added by ida may on September 5, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

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