Please check back for details about the 2022 race.
The following events are open to the public and we encourage you to come and have a great time!
GCBSR COVID policy
In order to provide a safe space for our event and to comply with local restrictions, all participating captains, crew, and passengers are required to have been fully vaccinated by the time of the race. Volunteers, sponsors and guests will also be expected to be fully vaccinated or to have a COVID-free test result within 48 hours of any event they attend. Mask wearing is encouraged, and everyone is required to wear a mask whenever indoors in both Baltimore and Norfolk. Finally, all of this is subject to change with the changing policy environment.
Thank you for your understanding and compliance
IN BALTIMORE, MD 2021
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Open Docks · 1200-1400 and 1700-1900 See the vessels dockside at Anchorage Marina
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Expeditionary Learning Experience aboard selected schooners · 0900 Hours Students from neighborhood schools will board a few racing schooners for a special learning opportunity. Students will tour the schooners and connect to past and present life 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 7, 2021
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.
IN NORFOLK, VA 2021
Saturday, October 9, 2021
Open Docks · 0800-1800 Schooners may be viewed dockside at Freemason Harbor Basin at the Pagoda in Norfolk. Some may be open for tours.
Sailors’ Evening 2100-2330 Please join us for a Sea Chantey Sing-along. Download our songbook. Location under the overhang at Nauticus Foundation, 1 Waterside Dr., Norfolk, VA.
Monday, October 11, 2021
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.