Reel Fun 2020
Sponsored by Deleon and Stang
Supporting Phoenix Recovery Academy
Sponsored by The Lillard family
Supporting Sophie and Madigan’s Playground
Burr Artz Library
Sponsored by The C. Burr Artz Library
Supporting The Community Action Agency and The Religious Coalition
Our inspiration was the Japanese proverb: “One kind word can warm three winter months.”
Black Pearl 2020
Sponsored by East Coast Cable Solutions Inc.
Supporting Federated Charities of Frederick
Sponsored by Truist
Supporting The Frederick Rescue Mission and Faith House
Arctic Racer 2020
Sponsored by The Ausherman Family Foundation.
Supporting Frederick Arts Council
Sailing Through The Winter Solstice begins sometime in mid-November every year when the boats that have been constructed and planned are launched into Carroll Creek. The 12+ week event benefits the city of Frederick in more ways than one. Each boat supports a local charity. Sailing Through Winter Solstice endures through the weekend of Fire and Ice – the first weekend in February. Shortly after that weekend, the boats are lifted from the creek and put into storage – only to be refurbished and polished up for the next year. For 2020 there were 24 boats raising funds for charitable organizations, and one smaller boat, USS Hamster, constructed to serve as a maintenance and rescue boat for repairs, as needed during winds, snow and ice conditions.