FUN ON THE WATER
Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay tributaries – more than 60 rivers and hundreds of creeks – provide a wealth of opportunities for paddling adventures. Arrange a kayak or canoe excursion with a local outfitter:
53rd ANNUAL SKIPJACK RACE & FESTIVAL
September 2, 2012
Sun, 8am-12M; Mon, Sunrise-6pm
"THE" skipjack race! Music, car show, boat docking, vendors. Home to still active commercial skipjacks.
Deal Island, Somerset County
Thunder on the Narrows
June 9-10, 2012
Kent Narrow Racing Association stages its annual display of up-close and personal racing action that is fun for the whole family.
Kent Island Yacht Club
Queen Anne's County
Osprey Kayak Paddle
June 16, 2012
Join Sultana Projects’ staff naturalists for an incredible kayak paddle on the National Park Service’s new Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail. We’ve scheduled four paddles this year, each to coincide with a unique seasonal natural event on the Chesapeake. Kayaks for these trips are provided so all you need to bring is lunch and your binoculars!
Cambridge Classic Powerboat Regatta
July 28-29, 2012
This is the oldest active race in the country. Check out the thrills 'n spills on the Choptank River at the American Powerboat Association-sanctioned world class of inboard hydroplane and flat-bottom boats race on July 28-29. The action will happen at Great Marsh Park in Cambridge, near Somerset Avenue and Hambrooks Boulevard. Free admission to watch the races! The Cambridge Classic has been an integral part of city and county heritage for many years. Sponsored by the Cambridge Power Boat Regatta Association. It'll be a weekend full of excitement.
Great Marsh Park
St. Mary’s College of Maryland Governor’s Cup Yacht Race
August 3-4, 2012
Participants can enjoy friendly competition that begins on Friday, August 5, at 2:55 p.m. and finishes on August 7 with a Captain's breakfast.
Shopping, food, live entertainment and much more!St. Mary's County
White Marlin Open
The world's largest billfish tournament, the 39th annual White Marlin Open is fun and exciting for spectators as well as anglers. All fish must be weighed on the official scale at Harbour Island (14th Street and the Bay,) the weigh-ins are held each day of the tournament from 4:00 to 9:00 PM and are open to the public free of charge. As the week progresses, the suspense builds, as over 300 boats vie for over big prize money.
Harbour Island Marina
Waterman's Appreciation Day
August 12, 2012 10:00am - 5:00pm
Meet Chesapeake watermen celebrating their heritage. Watch professionals in action at a Boat Docking Contest or take a chance in the silent auction, featuring local artwork. Eat your fill at our crab feast, or enjoy hot dogs and cold beer while listening to live music. Special guest this year Edgar Hansen of the Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum