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 Race Results

Virtual Race Results | Bay Race Results

New Grant Program

Non-profit organizations in the Bay area are encouraged to apply for educational grants.

Our Next GCBSR Sea Stories Webinar
May 23, 2024 • 7:30 EDT

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Hall of Fame sailor Gary Jobson shares his experience cruising his schooner, sailing to Antarctica, The Arctic, the infamous Fastnet Race and Sable Island. He will also give a preview of the upcoming sailing competition in the Olympic Games, which Gary will be covering for NBC. He will also give an advance forecast of the 2024 America’s Cup.
Join us as this remarkable sailor describes his journey and the philosophy and experiences that made it possible.
Open-ended discussion to follow

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

There’s So Much More

“There’s so much more to the GCBSR than big beautiful boats racing down the length of the Bay. Festivities span five days and include opportunities for hands-on learning, touring the boats, mingling with captains and crew, and singing sea shanties.”

Mark Talbot
Spin Sheet, Crew Member of the Woodwind


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