Sugar Water Manor is Excited to be a Sponsor of the SkipJack Race

Sugar Water Manor is the perfect place to stay and recover from the Skipjack Race in September 2021. Just across the river from the race starting line, we have 3 lodging options, specials and activities for you to enjoy all weekend long.


If you are planning on coming into town for the 7th Annual Skipjack Race, we have some wonderful specials just for you! Sugar Water Manor is excited to be a sponsor of the SkipJack race! The 2021 Skipjack Race will be held on Saturday September 11, 2021 from 7:30a-9:30a.


Sugar Water Manor is located approximately 30 minutes from the race. Our beautiful property is just across the river from the race, make the Skipjack a destination race! If you are inclined to do so, you can even use our kayaks to paddle over for the run.



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2021 Skipjack Race Specials

We will be offering three lodging options:

*2 night minimum stay

The Farmhouse 3 bedroom, sleeps 6

1.5 bath with a full kitchen. Breakfast Treat delivered each morning The Homestead 2 bedroom, sleeps 4 1 bath with a full kitchen

Breakfast Treat delivered each morning

The Loft Loft with a king bed and spa bathroom, Sleeps 2

Full Breakfast dropped off each morning No matter which lodging option you choose, you will have full access to the property, pool, river with kayaks and other water toys, the fire pit and much more! If you are participating in the Skipjack Race we will have the following special that weekend for participants. Carb up right here on property with a farm fresh dinner of two types of pasta, chicken parmesan, salad, garlic bread and dessert for just $20/person. Dinner will be delivered family style to each group. When you return from your race you will have a post race charcuterie waiting for you including a post race local drink (beer).


We hope you will book your stay for the Skipjack Race at Sugar Water Manor!


About the Skipjack Race


The first Skipjack Race was in 2014. This would be the 8th running if it were not for COVID, so the Skipjack team is riding on race lucky #7. The last running grew to100 pre-registered participants with several more registering the day of.



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The race begins and ends at the majestic half mile of Deal Island Bridge with The Chesapeake Bay Skipjack Fleet gracing the harbor at the start line. The Chesapeake Bay Skipjack Fleet is the last commercial sail powered fishing fleet in North America and the only cohesive sailing fleet in the western hemisphere!


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After the race, recover with a lovely walk on the beach. Deal Island Beach is known for its treasure of sea glass or catch the osprey fishing for their final meals in the marsh creeks before they head south for the winter.


All race proceeds are used to host a Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thanksgiving Day, which has been incredibly well received. While many local establishments offer meals around the holiday, this is different. The community sits down as a family to celebrate the actual Thanksgiving holiday.


The Skipjack Race team hosts an organization called Team 360 (formerly known as Athletes Serving Athletes) with complimentary registrations to honor one local young man with spina bifida. The physically challenged athletes run with a team of wingmen and it allows them to participate in mainstream events. It is highly emotional to watch these athletes as they approach the finish line, stop to remove their supporting apparatus and cross to victory under their own strength and power.


The Skipjack Race piggy backs with the Deal Island Chance Volunteer Fire Company's Skipjack Bike Tour. Making it a day of much positive activity in our little community. We are very happy to be a sponsor for the Skipjack Race and hope you will