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Skipjack Nathan Special Events

Each year the Nathan of Dorchester participates in special events at home in Cambridge and at ports of call throughout the Chesapeake Bay. At some, we offer free sails courtesy of generous sponsors and donors.

All free sails are on a first-come, first-served basis, no advance reservations accepted. Service dogs are welcome, but no other pets are allowed on board. We do not take passengers during races.

2016 Special Events
Date Event
Feb 22 Information Session for new Volunteers. 6:00 pm, Dorchester County Public Library, 303 Gay St, Cambridge, MD 21613
March 9, 16, 23 and 30 Classroom training for new volunteers.
April 2 Uprigging.
April 23 The Nathan kicks off her 2016 sailing season by offering FREE sails at Oxford, Maryland, during the annual Oxford Day celebration. These short sails usually take place between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. departing from the Oxford Ferry dock.
May 14 Weekly Saturday Public Sails 1pm to 3pm start from Long Wharf. Join us sailing and dredging for oysters.
May 30 Memorial Day free sails at 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00. FREE sails depart from Long Wharf, sponsored by the Nathan Foundation.
Sept. 5 Visit us and most of the rest of the skipjack fleet as we gather for the annual Skipjack Race at Deal Island, Maryland.
Sept. 24 The Nathan proudly hosts and races at the 2016 Choptank Heritage Skipjack Race in Cambridge.
Sept. 25 We participate in the annual Dorchester Showcase by offering FREE sails at 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 p.m. from Long Wharf. Sponsored by the Nathan Foundation.
Oct. 22 Sail with us to see the tall ships at the Cambridge Schooner Rendezvous.
Oct 29 Last public sail for the season.