Noon on August 25 to 3:00 pm on 28, 2021
Check back here at the start of the race on August 25th for donation links.
The Virtual GCBSR is here to stay!
The Virtual Race was conceived in 2020 as a way to keep serving our mission, even when it was impossible to run a full race on the water. Instead of competing under sail, schooners raced to raise as much money as possible for charity in a three-day period. Each schooner picked a nonprofit partner—an organization working to preserve and protect the Chesapeake Bay’s history and ecology. Together they reached out to their crew, friends, and families through social media. The Chesapeake Bay community rallied together around this event in a way none of us foresaw: The race more than tripled its goal and raised a total of $66,928.89 for Chesapeake Bay nonprofit organizations. See the results of the 2020 Virtual Race.
In 2021 the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race will be back on the water, but the Virtual Race is coming back too! Please help us make the race a success by registering to race or becoming a volunteer.
The 2021 Virtual Race will begin at 12:00 noon on August 25. Please join us by making a contribution! Be sure to visit this page on August 25 and follow us on Facebook.
For more information about the Virtual Race, please contact Mark Arduini.