CYRG donates Elf Classic proceeds to Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Classic Yacht Restoration Guild President Rick Carrion, left, recently presented Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Kristen Greenaway, right, with a $1,500 donation from CYRG to CBMM.

cyrg-donates-elf-classicThe funds represent proceeds from the 2016 Elf Classic Yacht Race, which took place May 14 from Annapolis’ Eastport Yacht Club to CBMM in St. Michaels. The donation benefits the children and adults served by CBMM’s education, boat restoration, and exhibition programs.
The CYRG was founded in 1982 to foster the traditions of maritime culture and boatbuilding, particularly those associated with the northeast United States and the Chesapeake Bay. The CYRG is currently campaigning the oldest-known small yacht in America—the 1888 Elf, as seen in the background—a 30-foot class wooden sailing yacht built by George F. Lawley & Sons in Boston, Ma., which now sails the Chesapeake Bay.

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