Chesapeake Bay Skipjack
We came in 6th (out of 7 boats) in the Choptank Heritage Skipjack Race, but it was a beautiful day to sail and we had a great time. We beat the Hilda Willing, the other boat to come up from the Tangier Sound, so we have bragging rights on being the fastest boat in Deal Island Harbor.
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The Skipjack Ida May won second place in the 52nd Annual Deal Island Skipjack Race. We were the first boat across the starting line and the first boat around the first buoy. Coming back down the Tangier Sound, the perennial winner, Rebecca Ruark, hauled us down and passed us. We held off the Somerset to take 2nd. Considering that we were always in the rear of the pack in previous Labor Days, we were very happy with today's outcome. Our success was not a surprise to us. We had a good…Continue
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The Ida May is ready for the Deal Island Skipjack Race. We have brand new sails and, essentially, a brand new boat, so we're hoping to place this year.
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We got new sails for the Ida May today. They arrived in the mail in two large packages: main and jib. We blew our jib sail out at the Deal Island Labor Day Skipjack Races 2012 and had to borrow Stony Whitelock's jib for the Cambridge Race. We think with a new set of sails that the Ida May will sail better than she ever has before.
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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…Continue
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Thank you Brice Stump for writing another great article about the Ida May in the Daily Times!!!
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Here's the link to MPT's Special: The Skipjacks, A Look At the Chesapeake Skipjack's Legacy
Captains Art Daniels and Harold "Stony" Whitelock are featured among others. The Ida May even makes a brief cameo, sitting dry dock at Scott's Cove.
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Gordon, David, and Elbert Gladden and Cody Daniels pull large, rusty boat nails out of oak wood of the Ida May's deck. Pulling old nails out of oak wood is not an easy task. The oak grabs the nails and holds them fast. After we finish tearing off the deck, we will replace it with deck boards and then marine plywood.
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William Kavanek (1924-2008) was the preeminent fine art painter/interpreter of the Chesapeake Bay Skipjack Ida May. He was a carpenter for most of his life, working with Edward Tschauder and also with Walter Skor. Always having an art interest, and with no formal training, he began a successful career as a full-time artist in 1978, specializing in marine art. He became fascinated with the Chesapeake Bay oystering industry in general, and with this one skipjack boat in…Continue
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