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.
Adventurous sailors may take passage with us on most of the transit trips. (Ground transportation not provided.) Please contact us for information, availability and cost.
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.
|April 27||The Nathan kicks off her 2013 sailing season by offering FREE sails at Oxford, Maryland, during the annual Oxford Day celebration. These short sails will take place between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. departing from the Oxford Ferry dock in the morning and Masthead Restaurant in the afternoon.|
|May 27||Celebrate Memorial Day with a FREE sail on the Nathan. Free Sails depart at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 & 3:30 p.m. from Long Wharf. Sponsored by the Nathan Foundation.|
|July 4||We celebrate the nation's and the Nathan's birthdays with FREE sails from Long Wharf at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 & 3:30 p.m.|
|August 10||We visit St. Michaels to offer sails during the town's War of 1812 event. Check back for additional information as plans are confirmed.|
|Sept. 2||Visit us and most of the rest of the skipjack fleet as we gather for the 54th Annual Labor Day Skipjack Race at Deal Island, Maryland.|
|Sept. 13-14||We travel to Baltimore's Inner Harbor to participate in the city's Defenders Day celebrations, transporting War of 1812 re-enactors and the Star Spangled Banner between Ft. McHenry, Fells Point and Inner Harbor. Charters while in Baltimore are available.|
|Sept. 21||The Nathan proudly hosts the 2013 Choptank Heritage Skipjack Race in Cambridge.|
|Sept. 22||We participate in the annual Dorchester Showcase by offering FREE sails at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 & 3:30 p.m. from Long Wharf. Sponsored by the Nathan Foundation.|
|Oct. 12-13||The Nathan gives free boat rides all day during Patuxent River Appreciation Days at the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons Island, Maryland, the Nathan's home-away-from-home on the other side of the Chesapeake Bay.|
|Oct. 25-27||We have a front-row berth at the Cambridge Schooner Rendezvous.|