CYRG Donates Elf Classic Proceeds To CBMM

Classic Yacht Restoration Guild (CYRG) Treasurer Stevens Remillard, left and CYRG Member Beth Remillard, center, recently presented Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) President Langley Shook, right, with framed artwork of the 1888 classic yacht, Elf, and a $1,500 donation from the CYRG to the museum.

The funds represent proceeds from the 2012 Elf Classic Yacht Race, which took place May 19 from Annapolis’ Eastport Yacht Club to CBMM in St. Michaels. The donation benefits the children and adults served by CBMM’s educational, boat restoration, and exhibit programs.

The CYRG was founded in 1982 to foster the traditions of maritime culture and boatbuilding, particularly those associated with the northeast United States and the Chesapeake Bay. The CYRG is currently preserving the oldest-known small yacht in America—the 1888 Elf, a 30-foot class wooden sailing yacht built by George F. Lawley & Sons in Boston, MA, which now sails the Chesapeake Bay. CBMM will host the 3rd Annual Elf Classic Yacht Race on May 18, 2013. More information at or