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Public Sailing Days begin June 20 at CBMM

Beginning June 20, visitors to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) in St. Michaels, MD can experience the scenic Miles River aboard one of CBMM’s wooden sailing or rowing skiffs with Public Sailing Days. The program runs Fridays and Saturdays on June 20/21, July 18/19, August 15/16, and September 19/20. Two-hour sessions are offered on Fridays between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Public Sailing DaysBuilt in CBMM’s boatshop, the traditional rowing and sailing small craft range in size and are perfect for one to two people. For sailboats, basic sailing experience is needed as instruction is not provided.

“This is a great way for our visitors to get out on the water,” said Boat Yard Program Manager Jennifer Kuhn. “And you get to experience some of the nicest, handmade wooden boats in the world.”

Drop-in participation is available, but reservations are encouraged as small craft are limited. The cost is $10 per person, per two-hour session, plus museum admission for non-CBMM members. CBMM is open daily and also offers visitors the opportunity to help build one of these skiffs through its Apprentice for a Day program. For more information, call 410-745-4980 or email [email protected]