Gloucester Schooner Race photos and results

 

Tillicum 1, Bald Eagle, American Eagle and Perception awaiting the start.  It was a short race in very light air.  Although the plan called for a reach-reach course, a wind change put us on the wind to the first mark, then a glorious, albeit slow wing-and-wing run to the finish. 

American Eagle was first in a fleet of five large (>80 ft) schooners, winning the Esperanto trophy for the tenth time.  Adventure, returning after twenty years was second. 

Heidi and Russ Mead's Tillicum 1, from Victoria, BC, was first in the small (<45 ft) schooner class and made it around the course with the fastest actual time in the entire fleet.

Tyrone, first  in the medium (45-80 ft) class.  It was a very close race with Adirondack III, Brilliant, Light Reign and Perception.

Perception with Adventure

Adirondack III (ex-Imagine!) with Brilliant.  Imagine! set a course record in the 127 mile GCBSR of 12:57:51 in 2005.  In 1933 Brilliant made a record crossing of 15d 1h 23m from Nantucket Lightship to Bishop Rock Light in England.

Elapsed time

1:54:34 Tillicum 1 (S-1)

1:58:47 Tyrone (M-1)

1:59:38 Brilliant (M-2)

2:00:40 American Eagle (L-1)

2:01:15 Adirondack III (M-3)

2:02:33 Light Reign (M-4)

2:03:00 Perception (M-5)

2:04:22 Adventure (L-2)

2:04:56 Virginia (L-3)

2:07:29 Thomas E Lannon (M-6)

2:07:36 Green Dragon (S-2)

2:14:47 Roseway (L-4)

2:24:05 Humble (S-3)

2:28:59 Sugar Babe (S-4)

2:33:00 Bald Eagle (S-5)

2:35:15 Ardelle (M-7)

2:36:12 Liberty Clipper (L-5)

DNF Lewis H Story

DNS Fame

DNS Morning Light

DNS Estrela

DNS Irena

Tillicum 1 (Victoria BC, CANADA) rests at anchor in the background after her victory over sixteen American schooners.

Photos from Green Dragon

Al Bezanson

 

 

Thanks Al-Great Photos

An uncharacteristically light day for the race- hope the breeze picked up-great pictures!

 

Tyrone over Brilliant-that's quite a feat!  Good Sailing Matt!

Tyrone race photos

These photos are courtesy of Kathy Chapman, a professional photographer who sailed on Tyrone in the Gloucester Schooner Race

http://kathychapman.viewbook.com/album/schooner-tyrone

http://www.kathychapman.com/

 

 

Len Burgess race photos

Len Burgess captured some excellent photos of the Gloucester Schooner Race from Ardelle

 

https://www.facebook.com/leonard.burgess.180/media_set?set=a.3509445111782.1073741833.1741489716&type=1

 

Thanks for sharing the link to the photos by Kathy Chapman

Great detail of  Schooner Tyrone in those pics!