The Virtual Race
In the fall of 2020, COVID-19 necessitated a change in plans to our normal race down the Bay. In order to continue to support the nonprofit organizations that race proceeds usually are donated to, we decided to go virtual! It was such a success, and people had so much fun with the social media aspects of this event, that we have decided to incorporate the virtual race into our annual schedule. See details.
The Bay Race
October 3-8, 2023
For over 30 years, each October around Columbus Day weekend, the Chesapeake Bay has been graced by our iconic Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race. Schooners come from all over the world to take part in this unique event and enjoy the camaraderie of other traditional boat sailors. The race is a fundraising event, the proceeds of which are donated to support the environmental and educational programs of outstanding Chesapeake Bay organizations. See details.