19th Annual Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race - Oct 15-18

The Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race will celebrate the 19th Annual event this year from Oct 15-18. Schooners will once again RACE to SAVE THE BAY and support our efforts to promote public awareness of the Chesapeake Bay's maritime heritage and to encourage the preservation and improvement of the Chesapeake's natural resources.

Pre race events in Baltimore will begin on Sunday, Oct 12 with the blindfolded Dinghy Race, sponsored this year by One Eyed Mike's as both a FUN and Fundraiser. More to come on this as we finalize the details.

We are are also working to setup the opportunity for a public concert to hopefully include many of our talented crews for Tuesday evening, October 14th on Broadway Pier. Schooner Martha White has already offered to share their musical talent with us and we hope to here from our other musicians.

And don't forget that as tradition dictates we will continue to host the Parade of Sail and the All Hands Party on Wednesday, Oct 15 followed by a sailors evening (location TBD).

Entry forms can be found online at www.schoonerrace.org and we will also be mailing entry packages to those schooners who are on our mailing list. If you would like to participate and your information has changed or you have not participated in recent years please send us your most current info to race@schoonerrace.org

Fairwinds to all and we look forward to seeing both our old friends and new in the Chesapeake this fall.

Nan Nawrocki
GCBSR