Accessible Boating, Chesapeake Region (CRAB)

Address: 612 Third Street, Suite 3B
Annapolis,, MD 21403
Phone: (410) 626-0273 Fax: (410) 6266070 Email: Website:

Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to making the thrill of sailing a reality for physically and/or developmentally-challenged individuals and for those individuals whose financial circumstances preclude their participation in recreation on the waters of Chesapeake Bay.


The Fleet – The Freedom Independence 20 was designed by Gary Mull, a noted naval architect and designer of the Freedom Yachts fleet, (which includes the Freedom 28, 30 and 36). The Freedom 20 is designed specifically for mobility-impaired sailors and features two chairs, counterbalanced below-decks, which pivot from one side of the boat to the other for tacking and jibing. The boats also have a 900-pound fin keel, which makes them exceptionally stable. The sails consist of a fully-battened mainsail and a club-footed jib (a jib with a boom).


CRAB operates a fleet of four Freedom Independence 20s: Fiddler, Blue, Hermit, and Steamed.


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CRAB Mailing Address:

Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating
P.O. Box 6564
Annapolis, MD 21401


CRAB Physical Location:

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