Every year, a wintery flotilla sails through the solstice on Frederick's Carroll Creek. This year, 18 boats, ranging from a viking boat to other brightly lit ketches, yawls, and even a three mast schooner adorn Carroll Creek between Market Street and Carroll Street.
The boats were "launched" on November 23. Over the years, the regatta has grown from one boat to 16 boats on the water, and 2 landlocked boats.
|the Snallygaster and Twins, sponsored by Vicki and Ed Poole and Teresa and Thom Beckley.|
The fleet includes gaff-rigged ketches, yawls, three-masted schooners and pirate ships, moored with their sail outlines, rigging and decks lit up from dusk till dawn. Sailing through the Solstice will remain in place through the first weekend in February.
|From left to right: Artic Racer, sponsored by the Ausherman Family Foundation |
and the Snallygaster, sponsored by Vicki and Ed Poole and Teresa and Thom Beckley.
Once you see the boats, you can visit the website and vote for your favorite! Proceeds from the voting go to the named charity.
|Mystere, sponsored by the Tourism Council of Frederick County.|
Nearby Carroll Creek are numerous restaurants, making this a great evening out!
|The Spirit of Apprenticeship, sponsored by Dynamic Auto.|
For more photographs and to read about a previous visit to Sailing through the Solstice, click here.
Know before you go: Although there's metered parking on the streets of downtown Frederick, there are several parking garages within easy walking distance: Carroll Creek Garage at 44 E Patrick Street and Court Street Garage at 2 S Court Street.
|Starry Night, sponsored by Frederick Primary Care Associates.|
Getting there: Carroll Creek Linear Park between Market Street and Carroll Street, downtown Frederick, MD
|Centennial, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Frederick.|
Hours: Dusk through dawn, 23 November 2019 - 2 February 2020
|Stargazer II, sponsored by The Wine Kitchen.|
|The Spirit of Maryland, sponsored by Property Management People.|