Chesapeake Bay Skipjack
The Ida May is back home in Deal Island Harbor. Keith Whitelock and Gordon Gladden brought her back home from Cambridge, fresh from her victory at the Choptank Heritage Skipjack Race. The Double Crown of skipjack racing belongs to the Ida May in 2017. This was a sure our year!
Added by ida may on September 25, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments
The Ida May has pulled off the double crown of Skipjack racing by winning the 2017 Choptank Heritage Skipjack Race today, having already won the Labor Day race off Deal Island. Wow! We are ecstatic and so proud of the Captain, Shawn Ridgley, and his first mate, Michael Oh. The race was tight from the start with boats jockeying for prime position. We were sandwiched between the Rosie Parks on our starboard and the Lady Katie on our port. These boats were so close to us that I could've…Continue
Added by ida may on September 23, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments
The Ida May came in first place in the 2017 Deal Island Labor Day Skipjack Race!!!!
Thanks to Capt. Shawn Ridgley for sailing a great race!!! Amazing!!! What a great day. Elbert and Gordon Gladden are very proud.
We blew away the competition, stealing the other boats' wind and passing the fleet on the way to the first buoy. We then kept our lead the entire race and put much distance in between us and our nearest competitor. It was a perfect day to sail,…Continue
Added by ida may on September 4, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments