Weems & Plath, manufacturer of fine nautical instruments, donates $925.00 to Chesapeake Regional Accessible Boating Association (CRAB). Ten Percent (10%) of all sales from the annual Weems & Plath Tent Sale on Saturday October 10, 2015 were donated. This donation will help launch a CRAB campaign for upgrades to its handicapped accessible sailing fleet.
Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB) is a nonprofit organization based in Annapolis, Maryland. CRAB provides opportunities for people with physical and developmental challenges to experience sailing on the Chesapeake Bay. CRAB has a fleet of Freedom Independence 20’ sailboats which are designed to meet the needs of sailors with disabilities. Their programs include recreational sails, sailing classes, race coach classes, school events, and private sails. In 2015 they partcipated in four regattas. Currently, they are accepting donations for power-assist equipment to be installed at the beginning of the 2016 season on their Martin 16. This equipment will cost $7,000 and will provide quadriplegic sailors with "sip and puff" options enabling them to sail independently and race competitively.
“ Our team is grateful for the opportunity to donate this money to help support CRAB in their mission to bring the joy and empowerment of sailing to disabled participants. We took the lead hoping that others in the Maritime Industry would support this important cause." says Peter Trogdon, President.