Speed-crabbing derby to benefit cancer research

Jun 26, 2014

Are you Puget Sound’s greatest recreational crabber?

The second Puget Sound Speed-Crabbing Derby is Saturday, July 19 at the Port of Everett. Check in is at 6 a.m., with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Team registration is now open.

This free community event, hosted by Really Angry Crabs LLC, invites crabbers to contend in a friendly competition for the title of “Puget Sound’s Greatest Recreational Crabber.”

New this year is the “Speed-Crabbing for a Cure” initiative to raise funds for the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

“The word ‘cancer’ is Latin for ‘crab,’ and we can't think of a better way to help give back,” said Eddie Adams, executive producer of the derby.

The fundraiser is generating donations for cancer research at the rate of $2.50 per pound for all crab weighed in at the derby. Teams are also encouraged to collect pledges.

Derby winners will receive prizes from sponsors. The top three most charitable teams will also receive a prize. The awards ceremony will be held at 3:30 p.m.

The PSSC event is held with the goal of bringing recreational crabbers and educational resources together.

“Yes, we like to catch and eat them, but we also want to protect them,” Adams said. “We want to teach you how to crab safer, smarter and more effectively.”

Teams are allowed to have 2-4 crabbers and a maximum of four crab pots per boat.

The event is sponsored by: Everett Bayside Marine, Harbor Marine, Ace of Baits, Ace Line Hauler, Showabest Glove, SMI, King Kooker, Protoco Enterprises, Yeti Coolers, Inn at Port Gardner, Salmon Trout Steelheader and Scuttlebutt Brewing Co.

Derby Headquarters is at J-Dock in the north part of the marina. The recommended boat launch is at the 10th Street ramp at the Port of Everett.

Register online, see the crabbing schedule, official derby rules and more at www.speedcrabbing.com. Or contact Eddie Adams at ask@speedcrabbing.com.

-Edited by Beacon staff

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