On Saturday, September 23, 2017, the Chesapeake Cowboys held the grand finale of their extreme boat docking competition at Nick’s Fish House and the Baltimore Yacht Basin in Port Covington.
In addition to hosting the extreme boat docking competition, Nick’s Fish House also welcomed young people from Port Covington’s surrounding neighborhoods. Students and chaperones from Arundel Elementary Middle School, New Era Academy in Cherry Hill, and Curtis Bay Elementary School were brought to the event to experience extreme boat docking firsthand and even take a ride on one of the boats!
Boat docking, also known as Water Rodeo, is a half-century-old water sport native to the Chesapeake Bay’s Eastern Shore. Workboats and charter boats compete within their divisions to go from point “A” to point “B” and execute a task of lasso of poles in a timed competition. The event marked the second annual Extreme Boat Docking Grand Finale event in Baltimore on the Western Shore and was host to captains as young as 13 years old.
The youngest participant, 13-year-old Stephanie Golt was featured in the competition on her boat Stephanie M, as well as a returning competitor, Hayden Wilson, who is just 14-years-old and captained his boat named Buck Wild. In the end, Danny Haddaway was named the King of the Dock with a run time of 25.39 seconds.
A portion of the proceeds from the event benefitted Blue Water Baltimore, a local non-profit organization whose mission is to restore the quality of Baltimore’s rivers, streams, and Harbor to foster a healthy environment, strong economy, and thriving communities.
To learn more about the Chesapeake Cowboys and their competitions, visit https://www.chesapeakecowboysboatdocking.com/