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TALL SHIPS

June 14-16 – TALL SHIP OF DE sails: Kalmay Nyckel. 6/14 1-3:30pm & 5-7:30pm. 6/15 10am-12:30pm & 5-7:30pm. 6/16 10am-2pm. $60 adults; $40 ages under 16. Long Wharf, Cambridge. www.kalmarnyckel.org or 302-429-7447.

TALL SHIPS

June 14-16 – TALL SHIP OF DE sails: Kalmay Nyckel. 6/14 1-3:30pm & 5-7:30pm. 6/15 10am-12:30pm & 5-7:30pm. 6/16 10am-2pm. $60 adults; $40 ages under 16. Long Wharf, Cambridge. www.kalmarnyckel.org or 302-429-7447.

TALL SHIPS

June 14-16 – TALL SHIP OF DE sails: Kalmay Nyckel. 6/14 1-3:30pm & 5-7:30pm. 6/15 10am-12:30pm & 5-7:30pm. 6/16 10am-2pm. $60 adults; $40 ages under 16. Long Wharf, Cambridge. www.kalmarnyckel.org or 302-429-7447.

TALL SHIPS

June 14-16 – TALL SHIP OF DE sails: Kalmay Nyckel. 6/14 1-3:30pm & 5-7:30pm. 6/15 10am-12:30pm & 5-7:30pm. 6/16 10am-2pm. $60 adults; $40 ages under 16. Long Wharf, Cambridge. www.kalmarnyckel.org or 302-429-7447.

TALL SHIPS

June 14-16 – TALL SHIP OF DE sails: Kalmay Nyckel. 6/14 1-3:30pm & 5-7:30pm. 6/15 10am-12:30pm & 5-7:30pm. 6/16 10am-2pm. $60 adults; $40 ages under 16. Long Wharf, Cambridge. www.kalmarnyckel.org or 302-429-7447.

Skipjack Race Growing Into Cambridge Festival

The 2012 Choptank Heritage Skipjack Race will take place on the Choptank River off Cambridge on Saturday, September 22nd. The race starts at 10 a.m. and generally lasts until about noon. There is no charge to watch the race or to enjoy the activities at Long Wharf, where vendors set up about an hour earlier.

Volunteers of the nonprofit Dorchester Skipjack Committee assumed responsibility for organizing the annual race last year, with a commitment to keep it alive and build it into a community event. New activities at Long Wharf during the 2011 race attracted more people to watch the event and the committee has been building on that new beginning for this year.

Cannoneer Bill Smith will be at Long Wharf once again with his big gun to fire salutes at the beginning and end of the race. Additional vendors have been invited. Several local nonprofit organizations, such as Cambridge Sail and Power Squadron and Horn Point Laboratory, will feature exhibits on their activities. Author Vince Gisriel will be on hand to sign copies of his book, Hearts Away, Bombs Away, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

A radio-controlled skipjack regatta will take place from the docks at Long Wharf, providing competitive entertainment while the full-size skipjacks are on the middle legs of their race. The regatta will be held by members of the Model Sailing Club of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.

The buyboat Thomas J will act as committee boat for the race. The 52-foot vessel was built by J. S. Jenkins in 1951 in Severn, VA. She is owned by Thomas Parker, with Rolph’s Wharf her home port.

Participation in the Choptank Heritage Skipjack Race always is dependent on the weather and current condition of the individual boats. Skipjacks probable for this year’s race include Rebecca T. Ruark, Ida May and Thomas Clyde, which came in first, second and third, respectively, in the 2011 race; and Caleb W. Jones, Hilda Willing, H.M. Krentz, and Nathan of Dorchester, the Dorchester Skipjack Committee’s host vessel, whose home port is Cambridge. A number of other skipjacks have been invited and may participate if conditions and schedules allow. Updates may be found on the Nathan of Dorchester website’s race pages.

The Nathan Foundation, the National Bank of Cambridge, Snappers Waterfront Café and the Dorchester Skipjack Committee are the annual host sponsors of the race.

Each year, Snappers welcomes captains and crews to both a pre-race coffee and captains’ briefing and the post-race luncheon and trophy presentation. Capt. Stanley Larrimore, once captain of a number of historic skipjacks will present the trophy to the winning captain again this year.

The National Bank of Cambridge sponsors the Choptank Heritage Cup Trophy on which the winning captain and boat’s names are engraved. The trophy is on permanent display at the Dorchester County Visitor Center. The race winner receives a smaller engraved trophy to commemorate the win. All boats receive equal show-up money, provided by the contributions of sponsors and donors to the nonprofit event. The skipjack Nathan of Dorchester donates her portion back to the race to allow larger awards to the other skipjacks.

Other currently committed 2012 race sponsors include Tri Gas & Oil, Rommel’s Ace Hardware, Aero Energy, Cambridge Canvas & Sail Loft, Cianci Chiropractic Center, The J.M. Clayton Company, Jimmie & Sook’s Raw Bar and Grill, Provident State Bank and The Talbot Bank. Bailey Jewelers once again has provided a raffle prize, a silver skipjack pendant.

Craig’s Drug Store is sponsoring a reception where guests can meet and greet the skipjack captains and crews. It takes place Friday evening, September 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Jimmie and Sook’s in Cambridge. Reception tickets are $25 if purchased in advance or $30 after September 14 or at the door. Tickets are available online through the current race page of the Nathan’s website, www.skipjack-nathan.org or may be reserved by calling 410-228-7141.

The race is part of a full weekend of activities in Cambridge, including the dedication of the new lighthouse at Long Wharf Saturday evening and the Dorchester Arts Showcase on Sunday. Cambridge Main Street is planning its own race-week activities, including specially decorated store fronts.

Skipjack race t-shirts, also sponsored by Craig’s Drug Store, free race programs, and 50/50 raffle tickets will be available all weekend, at the reception, during the race at Long Wharf, and at the Nathan’s booth at Sunday’s Showcase, where the Nathan will offer free sails. Proceeds all benefit the Choptank Heritage Skipjack Race.

Race Committee Chairman Lou Hyman encourages everyone to come out and support this endangered icon of the area’s maritime heritage. “There are so few skipjacks left that events like this, where we can get a bunch of these boats together all at the same time, are becoming rare,” he said. “Getting people to come out and see the skipjacks up close and watch how they sail is important in building support for the efforts of those who are working to maintain and restore the aging vessels in the fleet.”

For more information, to purchase reception tickets or to make a donation, contact the Dorchester Skipjack Committee at 410-228-7141 or visit its website, www.skipjack-nathan.org.

In photo: A view of last year’s Choptank Heritage Skipjack Race just off shore from the Dorchester County Visitor Center.

 

Seafood Feast-I-Val

Seafood Feast-I-Val is an all-you-can-eat feast featuring live entertainment, craft sales, door prizes, and displays. Feast on Chesapeake Bay cuisine including steamed Maryland blue crabs, crab soup, fried clams and fish, BBQ chicken, fries, hot dogs, corn, tomaotes, and watermelon. Benefits the Cambridge Rescue Fire Company. At Sailwinds Park, Cambridge. Saturday, Aug 11. 1-6 p.m. Seafoodfeastival.com. 410-228-1211.

www.seafoodfeastival.com

More Events Planned, Sponsors Sought For 2012 Skipjack Race

Dorchester Skipjack Committee volunteers are gearing up for this year’s Choptank Heritage Skipjack Race, to be held on the Choptank River off Cambridge on Saturday, September 22, beginning at 10 a.m. The annual race began in 1997 and, with Deal Island’s Labor Day race, is one of only two skipjack races still being held on the Chesapeake Bay.

While a number of skipjacks that participate in the Deal Island race are not able to make it up the Bay to the Cambridge race, the Choptank Heritage Skipjack Race offers spectators free and more accessible views of the vessels that do compete. The start/finish line is generally just off Long Wharf, and views of the mid-portion of the race can be found from Great Marsh Park. Eight to ten skipjacks are anticipated to participate this year.

In an effort to bring more attention to the race, Skipjack Committee volunteers brought additional activities to Long Wharf for the event last year and plan on further expansion this year. Bleacher seating once again will be provided and more food and gift vendors and exhibitors are expected. Bill Smith will return to offer cannon salutes. A special regatta for radio-controlled skipjacks also is planned, along with race-week activities by Cambridge Main Street. All of the race-day activities at Long Wharf are free to the public.

Guests can meet and greet the skipjack captains and crews on Friday evening, September 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Jimmie and Sook’s Restaurant in Cambridge. The reception is sponsored this year by Craig’s Drug Store. Reception tickets are $25 if purchased in advance or $30 after September 14 and are available online through the current race page of the Nathan’s website, www.skipjack-nathan.org.

The nonprofit Dorchester Skipjack Committee assumed responsibility for organizing the race last year and has made a commitment to keeping it alive to support the skipjacks and the community. The boats compete for pride, not prize, with each participating skipjack receiving equal show-up money, which comes from sponsorships and donations. The skipjack Nathan of Dorchester, acting as host vessel for the event, donates her portion back to the race to allow larger awards to the other skipjacks.

The winning skipjack and her captain’s names are engraved on the permanent Choptank Heritage Cup Trophy, established and sponsored by the National Bank of Cambridge. The trophy is kept on display at the Dorchester County Visitor Center. The winning captain receives a smaller version of the trophy to commemorate the win. Capt. Wade Murphy, Jr., won the 2011 race with his skipjack, Rebecca T. Ruark.

In addition to the National Bank of Cambridge, other major annual sponsors are the Nathan Foundation and Snappers Restaurant, where the post-race luncheon and trophy presentation are held.

Additional sponsors and donors are being recruited by committee volunteers to help support the race and the skipjacks. A range of sponsor levels offers various recognition opportunities, from banners on participating boats to program ads and listings.

Race programs, skipjack race t-shirts and 50/50 raffle tickets will be available all weekend, at the reception, during the race at Long Wharf, and at the Nathan’s booth at Sunday’s Dorchester Arts Showcase. Proceeds all benefit the Choptank Heritage Skipjack Race.

For more information, to become a race sponsor or to make a donation, contact the Dorchester Skipjack Committee at 410-228-7141 or visit its website, www.skipjack-nathan.org.

In photo: Capt. Stanley Larrimore, center, once captain of a number of historic skipjacks, presented the Choptank Heritage Cup Trophy at Snappers Waterfront Café after last year’s race and congratulated the captains who participated. Left to right, Capt. John Price of the Ida May; race winner Capt. Wade Murphy Jr. of the Rebecca T. Ruark; Capt. Lawrence Murphy of the Thomas Clyde; Capt. Larrimore; Capt. Casey Copsey of the Caleb W. Jones; Capt. Mike Gosman of the Lady Helen; Capt. Frank Newton of the Nathan of Dorchester. Not shown, Capt. Ed Farley of the H. M. Krentz.

In photo above: A view of last year’s Choptank Heritage Skipjack Race just off shore from the Dorchester County Visitor Center.

Cambridge Classic Powerboat Regatta

July 28 – Great Marsh Park, Cambridge

Check out the thrills ‘n spills on the Choptank River at this American Powerboat Association-sanctioned inboard hydroplane and flat-bottom boats race—now in its 102nd year. The pit area will be open for you to look around at the boats and talk with the race teams. Food and drinks will be available.

Great Marsh Park, Somerset Ave, Cambridge, MD 21613
http://www.cpbra.com/

Cambridge Main Street’s Spring Fling

Get ready for some Cinco de Mayo fun as Cambridge Main Street hosts the third annual Spring Fling on Saturday. The event features music by Three Penny Opera, Latin dance demos and lessons, margaritas and sangrias, and more. The Spring Fling, which takes place at Jimmie & Sooks, is a cocktail-attire affair benefitting Cambridge Main Street’s ongoing downtown revitalization efforts.
Saturday, 5 May, 2012
7:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Cost: $50 for Spring Fling

Location:
Jimmie & Sook’s, 527 Poplar St. , Cambridge, MD 21613

www.cambridgemainstreet.com/