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The Skipjack Nathan's parent organization, the Dorchester Skipjack Committee, helps sponsor the Annual Choptank Heritage Skipjack Race in Cambridge, and its volunteers coordinate the event each year. Since the race's debut in 1997, we have been delighted to act as the host-city vessel for the race.Race Trophy

Racing for Pride

This is a race for pride, not prize. Each participating skipjack receives equal show-up money. The race helps preserve a vanishing heritage–and, of course, awards bragging rights! Winning captains have their names engraved on the Heritage Cup Trophy, established by the National Bank of Cambridge, and receive smaller versions of the cup, engraved to commemorate their wins.

Skipjack Race Receives Award!

The Dorchester Skipjack Committee
was honored by the Heart of Chesapeake
Country Heritage Area with its 2012
Outstanding Project Award, recognizing
the 2011 Choptank Heritage Skipjack Race.

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Over the years, the Nathan has continued to donate her show-up money back to the race fund in order to give the other boats larger shares. As many as nine or ten boats may participate, depending on their availability and, increasingly, their condition. The only other surviving skipjack race on the Chesapeake Bay is the annual Deal Island Labor Day Race, which has been held for more than fifty years.

Join as a Sponsor of the 2014
Choptank Heritage
Skipjack Race!


Help keep the skipjack heritage alive.
All proceeds support the race and
the survival of the remaining skipjacks.

Business sponsor packages are available.
Contact us for more information.

Race donations may be made through the link below or mailed to:
Dorchester Skipjack Committee, Inc.
Attn: Skipjack Race
P.O. Box 1224
Cambridge, MD 21613


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Donors & Sponsors Invited

The Choptank Heritage Skipjack Race needs your help to keep our skipjack fleet sailing. We welcome your participation as a donor, sponsor or volunteer.

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2014 Race Details

 

Past Winners:
 
Year
Skipjack
Captain
2013 Rebecca T. Ruark Capt. Wade Murphy, Jr.
2012 H. M. Krentz Capt. Ed Farley
2011
Rebecca T. Ruark Capt. Wade Murphy, Jr.
2010 Rebecca T. Ruark Capt. Wade Murphy, Jr.
2009
Thomas Clyde Capt. Lawrence Murphy
2008
Race canceled due to weather
2007
Martha Lewis Capt. Greg Shinn
2006
Martha Lewis Capt. Greg Shinn
2005
Martha Lewis Capt. Byshe Hicks
2004
Helen Virginia Capt. Ernie Barlow
2003
Martha Lewis Capt. Byshe Hicks
2002
Martha Lewis Capt. Mark Sanford
2001
Martha Lewis Capt. Mark Sanford
2000
Martha Lewis Capt. Mark Sanford
1999
Martha Lewis Capt. Allen Rawl
1998
Nathan of Dorchester Capt. Frank Newton
1997
Martha Lewis Capt. Allen Rawl

 


The Dorchester Skipjack Committee, Inc., is a private not-for-profit organization exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. A copy of its current financial statement is available by writing P.O. Box 1224, Cambridge, Maryland, 21613, or calling 410-228-7141. Documents and information submitted under the Maryland Charitable Solicitations Act are also available, for the cost of postage and copies, from the Maryland Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401, 410-974-5534. Registration with the Maryland Secretary of State is not, and does not imply, endorsement of any solicitation.