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.
October 10, 2008 -
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May you always have a gentle breeze and following seas.
Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover. ---------- Mark Twain