Honoring the Sailing Editor
Published on August 15th, 2018
The CRAB Cup is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB), an organization started in 1991 to provide the virtues of sailing to those with disabilities, recovering warriors and youth from at-risk communities.
As one of the righteous entities in the sport, they have chosen to honor at their 2018 CRAB Cup on August 18 one of the righteous journalist in the sport.
In recognition of the many decades of writing excellence in the sailing community of Annapolis, their 2018 event honoree is Bill Wagner, Sports Staff Writer and Sailing Editor of The Capital Gazette, a daily newspaper published in Annapolis since 1884.
Scuttlebutt is a huge fan of Bill and the first person we contacted following the tragic shooting at the publication in June. Not only does he highlight the notable sailing stories for the region, Bill takes his legitimate journalistic skills (unlike the rest of us pretenders) on the road to events such as Key West Race Week and Charleston Race Week.
“Bill is someone we know and respect for his insight, balanced and inclusive reporting, especially adaptive sailing for persons with disabilities, which is important to the thousands of people who benefit from CRAB’s sailing programs,” remarked CRAB President Brad LaTour.
Dick Franyo, a Board Member of the National Sailing Hall of Fame, is also a fan. “Bill’s exemplary writing and thinking have certainly contributed to Annapolis being considered the ‘Sailing Capital of the United States.’ He absolutely knows what he is talking about and reporting because he has made it a point to understand the issues and people behind them.”
For more information about The CRAB Cup… click here.