2017 - Deal Island Skipjack Races

On Monday, September 3rd, I hosted a private on-the-water workshop out of Chance, Maryland to photograph the 58th Annual Skipjack Races. In my boat, we were able to capture multiple angles on the Chesapeake Bay's most iconic wooden workboats. The Ida May captained by Shawn Ridgley won first place.

A crew member on the Rebecca T. Ruark prepares the jib 

A crew member on the Rebecca T. Ruark prepares the jib 

Skipjacks tack around the 16-buoy in Tangier Sound to head south on the second leg of the race

Skipjacks tack around the 16-buoy in Tangier Sound to head south on the second leg of the race

Skipjacks tack around the 16-buoy in Tangier Sound to head south on the second leg of the race 

Skipjacks tack around the 16-buoy in Tangier Sound to head south on the second leg of the race 

The skipjack Somerset at the lead during the beginning of the race

The skipjack Somerset at the lead during the beginning of the race

The classic roundstern workboat April Star out of Scott's Cove Marina on Deal Island watches the race with passengers. 

The classic roundstern workboat April Star out of Scott's Cove Marina on Deal Island watches the race with passengers. 

Skipjack Races 2017© Jay Fleming03.jpg