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Saturday, September 28, 2019 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Watch the 9th annual Elf Classic Yacht Race, taking place on the Miles River in St. Michaels, aboard a classic 1920 buyboat.
The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is offering a special cruise aboard the 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle to watch the 8th annual Elf Classic Yacht Race, taking place on the Miles River in St. Michaels. The annual race is sponsored by the Classic Yacht Restoration Guild and the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Participation is limited, with advanced registration needed at bitly.com/watchelf.
The September 29 race features a 19th century traditional yacht racing start, beginning with a captains meeting on land, followed by the boom of a cannon, signifying each captain’s mad dash to a tied-up dinghy, or tender. Next, the captains row out to their moored vessels and waiting crews, before tying up their tenders and raising anchor, with up to 30 yachts racing on the Miles River in a cloud of sail.
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
213 North Talbot Street
St. Michaels, MD 21663