Details for 2024 are still TBD, but you can get an idea of how it works from the info below.


In order to provide a safe space for our event and to comply with local restrictions, GCBSR highly recommends that all participating captains, crew, passengers, volunteers, sponsors and guests be fully vaccinated. GCBSR accepts no liability for COVID infections that may occur at this event. Finally, all of this is subject to change with the changing policy environment.

Details for 2024 are still TBA, but you can get a general idea from the info below.


Tuesday, October 1, 2024

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

Wednesday, October 2, 2024

Expeditionary Learning Experience · 0900-1200 Approximately 100 students
from neighborhood schools will board a few, selected, vessels for a special learning
opportunity. Students will be able to connect to past and present aboard a
working vessel.

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

Parade of Sail · 1700 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 3, 2024

Start of Race · 1200 Hours  The starting line is just south of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge at Annapolis. This year, one end of the starting line will be marked by the historic Chesapeake Bay buy boat, Nellie Crockett. Spectator vessels are reminded to please allow ample room for the vessels to maneuver safely.



Saturday, October 5, 2024

Open Docks · 0800-1800 Schooners may be viewed dockside at Freemason Harbor Basin at the Pagoda in Norfolk. Some may be open for tours.

Monday, October 7, 2024

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.