Monday, September 14, 2009

Multinational Force Keeps Pirates at Bay

Report from the U.S. Department of Defense
By Ian GrahamSpecial to American Forces Press Service

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race

Massachusetts and Malabar original artwork donated by Pam Pahl.

October 13-16, 2009 From Baltimore, Maryland, to Portsmouth, Virginia

The Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race (GCBSR) was founded to promote public awareness of the Chesapeake Bay's maritime heritage and to encourage the preservation and improvement of the Chesapeake's natural resources. We accomplish this goal by donating the proceeds of the race to one or more charitable organizations involved in conservation of the natural resources of the Chesapeake Bay. To date, $114,600 has been donated to support children's education programs of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
The race begins in Fells Point, in Baltimore, Maryland, and ends 127 nautical miles down the Chesapeake Bay in Portsmouth, Virginia. Entry is open to all schooner-rigged vessels.
More than 50 schooners participated in the 2008 race. This year's race is the 20th anniversary of the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race. Please join us — as a sailor, sponsor, volunteer or spectator — to make this 20th anniversary race the best race ever! Until then, we wish you fair winds and smooth sailing!

2009 Fleet
Below is the fleet as of September 7, 2009. Schooners will be added to this list as their entry forms are received. Schooners with an * by their name take paying passengers. Please contact them directly to inquire about charter availability.

Length (ft)
Home Port

Adventure 42 Shady Side, MD

Adventurer 56 56 Annapolis, MD

Antonina 58 Townsend Inlet, NJ

Arabella* 160 Newport, RI

Bonny Rover 64 Norfolk, VA

Celebration 40 Middle River, MD

Cuchulain 50 Pasadena, MD

Delight 45 Cape Charles, VA

Dove II 63 Northport, ME

Edlyn Rose 50 Baltimore, MD

Farewell 47 Baltimore, MD

Green Dragon 45 Manchester, MA

Heron* 60 Solomons Island, MD

Island Time 50 North East, MD

Jacob Jones 31 New Yarmouth, MD

Juno 82 Vineyard Haven, MA

Lady Maryland 104 Baltimore, MD

Libertate 56 Annapolis, MD

Liberté* 74 Annapolis, MD

Liberty Clipper* 125 Boston, MA

Lion 30 Fell's Point, MD

Martha White 65 Chestertown, MD

Mistress 77* 77 Key West, FL

Mystic Whaler* 110 New London, CT

Norfolk Rebel 59 Norfolk, VA

One World 64 Road Harbour, BVI

Outward Bound 30 Rockland, ME

Paquito 68 Magothy Beach, MD

Pirates Lady* 71 Key West, FL

Pride of Baltimore II 157 Baltimore, MD

Prom Queen 60 Cambridge, MD

Quintessence 44 Forked River, NJ

Resolute 39 Annapolis, MD

Resolution 53 Londontowne, MD

Sally B 65 Galesville, MD

Shanty 50 Norfolk, VA

Singing Gypsy 34 Suffolk, VA

Spirit of Independence* 80 Portsmouth, VA

Sultana* 97 Chestertown, MD

Susan B Merryman 39 Havre de Grace, MD

Virginia 126 Norfolk, VA

When and If 81 Vineyard Haven, MA
Woodwind* 74 Annapolis, MD

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