BENEFITING: CHESAPEAKE REGION ACCESSIBLE BOATING INC
EVENT: 2017 CRAB Skippers Challenge
EVENT DATE: Aug 19, 2017
Access to sailing for those with special needs got personal. If you sailed and raced since you were a child and then by sheer happen-stance you had a stroke in your late '50's that left you less than fully functional and you could no longer sail, what would that do to you emotionally? Well that is what happened to my friend. I am delighted to report that two years after having a stroke, my friend will be helming my boat, Ippon, in the racer-cruiser class. This will be his first time on a boat since his stroke. And, while he may not have use of one arm, and partial use of one leg, the strength of his character and love of sailing, will make us all winners.