Events & Activities

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND

Monday, October 08, 2018

Dockside viewing at the Anchorage Marina, 2501 Boston St. in Canton and near Fells Point, 1000-1400. We encourage schooners to open for tours during dockside viewing periods as this is one of the few opportunities to get the public on board and excited about the race and its mission.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

“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. To confirm your participation or for more information, please contact Janet Caslow at 410.241.8693 or jlcaslow@hotmail.com.

Open Docks · 1200-1400 and 1700-1900

Dockside viewing at Anchorage Marina.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

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.

ALL SCHOONERS to be docked in Baltimore by 1200 hours.

Captains’ Meeting and All Hands Briefing · 1300 Hours · In the Boater’s Lounge at Anchorage Marina. The captains of all vessels racing to Portsmouth MUST attend this meeting.

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.

All Hands Party · 1900 Hours · Buses depart Anchorage Marina parking lot at 18:45. Party will be held at the Polish Home Club in Fells Point (512 S Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21231) – same place as 2015. This is a private (invitation only) party for captains, crew, sponsors and volunteers at a location to be determined.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Skippers’ Meeting · 0730 Hours in the Boater’s Lounge· All participating schooners MUST have formal representation or risk disqualification. Captains may not delegate attendance.

Cast-off for the Start · 0830 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.

ON THE BAY

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Race Start · 1330 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.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Race Finish Line · The finish line for classes A and AA is an east-west line at Thimble Shoal Light. Classes B and C finish at Windmill Point and proceed to docking in Portsmouth.

PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA

Friday, October 12, 2018

Friday Night Rendezvous · 1830 Hours · An informal get-together for early arrivals at Roger Brown’s in Olde Towne Portsmouth at 316 High Street. The public is welcome to come and mingle with the crews of the schooners that completed the race.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

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

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

Deadline for Calling in Finish Time · 1000 Hours · See Racing Rules and Sailing Instructions.

Pig and Oyster Roast Awards Ceremony · 1300 Hours · This a private party, by invitation only, at North Landing Park for captains, crew, sponsors, volunteers and supporters. The race results will be announced and awards will be presented.

Sailors’ Evening and Sea Chantey Sing-along · 2100 Hours · This is a public gathering at North Landing Park for captains, crew, sponsors, volunteers and enthusiasts who want to enjoy some rousing – and sometimes bawdy – sea chanteys.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Captains’ Meeting · 0730 Hours · Schooner captains meet at Roger Brown’s to discuss the race results.

All Hands Breakfast · 0900 Hours · Schooner captains and crews gather at Roger Brown’s for breakfast to share some sea stories and say a fond farewell to volunteers, sponsors and fellow sailors. This event is not open to the public.