Registration is Open coming!

Stand by for the 30th Annual Race!  October 15-20, 2019.

How to Register for the Race

Step 1 - Register for The 2019 Great Chesapeake Bay Race

Boat measurement information is still kept in a separate database.  Please log into that system (separate credentials) to update any boat information and to provide us the details needed about you and your crew.  If you do not remember your login to that system, please send an email to  

Step 2- Join the GCBSR Online Community

To complete registering for the race, you must have an online account with GCBSR. This is a separate system from the one the boat measurement info is kept in.  Click here or on the “Login” icon in the upper corner of this page next to the Give Now button. If you raced with us last year you may already have an account.

Step 3 - Pay for The 2019 Great Chesapeake Bay Race

Use the shopping cart here to pay for your race entry fee, any passenger charges, and to buy the race shirts.  Select the sizes and quantity you need. You don’t want to miss the parties and a race shirt is required to attend all in-port activities. Finally, please remember this is all put on by a 501c3 nonprofit organization of volunteers. Any donation you make above and beyond your fees is 100% tax-deductible. We sincerely thank you in advance for your generosity.

Entry by Mail or Email

If you are a neo-luddite or for some reason are unable to use the online registration system, you can mail in your paper entry form. How to register by mail

  1. Download your entry form
  2. Fill out all required fields, save and print the entry form.
  3. Mail the completed form to GCBSR PO Box 127 Mobjack, Virginia 23056. Payments may be made with a check must be made payable to “GCBSR”.

 Download Entry Form

The Time to Beat

Congratulations, Virginia!

11:01:41 Elapsed time

Virginia set the current course record of 11 hours, 1 minute and 41 seconds in the 2017 Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race. She beat the previous record of 11:18:53 she had previously set in the 2007 GCBSR.