Plans are underway for the 2021 Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race. We invite you to continue browsing just to get a taste of the race.

The following events are open to the public and we encourage you to come and have a great time!


 IN BALTIMORE, MD 2019


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Salute to Schooners · 10:00-12:00 On the water, schooners and other vessels will “fire” cannons, horns, etc. On land, students from Baltimore City schools will sing and play a musical tribute to the USA.

Open Docks · 1200-1400 and 1700-1900 See the vessels dockside at Anchorage Marina

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Education Program · 0900 Hours  Selected schooners host area students for a hands-on learning experience in Baltimore.

Open Docks · 1000-1400 Hours Schooners may be viewed dockside at Anchorage Marina.

Parade of Sail · 1600 Hours  An opportunity for all of the beautiful schooners in the race to show off in Baltimore. Cast off ca. 1600 and the parade officially begins at 1700.  The public is invited to view the schooners from the Canton, Fells Point, Harbor East and Inner Harbor shorelines. Spectator vessels are reminded to please allow ample room for the vessels to maneuver safely.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Cast-off for the Start · 0730 Hours  The distance from the Baltimore docking area to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge at Annapolis and the starting line area to its south is about 21 NM. Spectator vessels are reminded to please allow ample room for the vessels to maneuver safely.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Race Start · 0730 Hours  The race begins just south of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge near Annapolis as a magnificent gathering of schooner-rigged vessels begin their adventure down the Chesapeake Bay. Spectator vessels are reminded to please allow ample room for the vessels to maneuver safely.


IN NORFOLK, VA 2019


 

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Schooners may be viewed dockside in Norfolk on Saturday. Some may be open for tours.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Education sails / dockside · 0900-1600 At Nauticus, 1 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA. Schooners are encouraged to continue the education experience and those with commercial licenses will be running charter day sails from the Nauticus docks.