Chesapeake Bay Skipjack

9/2/13: Ida May First Place at Deal Island Skipjack Races

The Ida May won First Prize at the Deal Island Skipjack Races 2013!!!  Quite a turn of events for the Ida May, considering last week we weren't sure if we were even going to be in the race at all.  We discovered that our mast was rotten.  We were stunned because it was only two years old, but we had beetles bore into the mast and when we took the mast out of the boat it broke apart in three pieces.  Luckily, we borrowed a mast from Stoney Whitelock's Helen Virginia, who is at Scott's Cove being repaired and we were able to race after all.  On a side note, Stoney Whitelock broke the news that next Labor Day, the Helen Virginia will be all fixed up and entered in the races with a woman captain, Katarina Ennerfelt, and an all woman crew!!!

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