The Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race

The GCBSR was founded to promote public awareness of the Chesapeake Bay’s maritime heritage and encourage the preservation and improvement of the Chesapeake’s natural resources. We accomplish this goal by presenting educational programs and supporting regional organizations who share this vision.

2023 Two races in one!

Virtual race August 23-26 | Race down the bay October 3-8

GCBSR Sea Stories

Recorded webinars with schooner owners, captains and builders

Our Promises To You

Promote awareness of the Chesapeake Bay’s heritage Encourage preservation of the Bay’s resources Support Chesapeake Bay education and clean-up efforts Bring historic schooners to the Bay Encourage schooner sailing and preservation

The Pinnacle of Our Sailing Season

“We come back each year for the camaraderie and the competition. It’s fun to stretch Woodwind’s legs and to sail overnight. The event always is the pinnacle of our sailing season.”

Jen Kaye
Schooner Woodwind Cruises


GCBSR YouTube Channel