The Elf Classic Set for Saturday May 13

One of the prettiest sailing spectacles of the year in Annapolis Harbor, the Elf Classic Yacht Race, is set to unfold Saturday, May 13, 

The Eastport Yacht Club in Annapolis will serve as the departure point for this sailing classic to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels.

SponsorsThis Classic Yacht Restoration Guild event recreates the traditions of yacht racing of the 1880s when the races began on shore, included rowing to the boat on mooring or anchor, making sail and reversing the process at the finish, signing the race log on the grounds of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Find Craig Ligibel's article about a previous event here.

Here's some video footage of the race: