2013 GCBSR Results, Portsmouth Photos

2013 Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race - Official Results

Elapsed time / Corrected time

Class AA (127 miles)

  1. Pride of Baltimore II  18:29:02 / 15:57:50
  2. Virginia                     21:41:15 / 19:14:18
  3. Lady Maryland           26:13:44 / 21:09:59
  4. A J Meerwald             DNF
  5. Mystic Whaler            DNF
  6. Liberty Clipper           DNF

Class A (127 miles)

  1. America 2.0               16:27:00 / 13:21:18
  2. Woodwind                  18:08:49 / 13:29:10
  3. Prom Queen               20:58:41 / 14:01:21
  4. Heron                        21:25:50 / 14:59:27
  5. Adventurer (56)         22:20:00 / 16:21:11
  6. Hindu                        28:36:00 / 22:58:44
  7. Britanya                    DNF
  8. Mistress                     DNS
  9. Liberte                      DNS

Class B (80 miles)

  1. Adventurer (65)         17:18:00 / 13:24:58
  2. Sally B                       17:50:00 / 13:32:41
  3. Tom Bombadil            19:01:00 / 15:06:36
  4. Apella                        19:24:00 / 15:19:41
  5. The Bohemian            19:36:27 / 15:52:19
  6. Shanty                       24:15:00 / 19:30:07
  7. Norfolk Rebel             DNF
  8. Sultana                      DNF
  9. Edlyn Rose                 DNF
  10. Bonny Rover              DNS
  11. Light Reign                DNS

Class C (80 miles)

  1. Adventure                21:01:00 / 15:04:19
  2. Farewell                   22:00:30 / 16:44:51
  3. Jacob Jones              DNS
  4. Quintessence            DNS
  5. Eastern Passage        DNS
  6. Susan B Merryman     DNS
  7. Celebration              DNS  


The Black Dog Trophy was created in 2006 to honor the individual(s) who supports the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race in the spirit of Captain Lane Briggs (1932-2005), the founder of the GCBSR. Named after Captain Briggs' faithful companion, Reb, this bronze statue of a black dog signifies loyalty to the race mission and faithful and honorable support for the event without personal recognition. In the words of Captain Briggs, "It's amazing what you can get done if you don't care who gets credit for it!"

The board of directors presents this award, honoring significant contributions to the race, as deserved and not on an annual basis, making it the most prestigious presentation of the organization.

This year, Roger Worthington, captain of the Prom Queen, received the Black Dog Award.

The Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race Perpetual Trophy was awarded to America 2.0 (A Fleet), Andrew Neuhauser at the helm, with the best corrected time at Thimble Shoal of 13 hours, 21 minutes and 18 seconds.

The Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race Clock, awarded for line honors at Thimble Shoal — the fastest schooner in the race, also went to America 2.0 with an elapsed time of 16 hours and 27 minutes.

The Howdy Bailey Buckle, awarded to a B or C Fleet schooner for line honors at Windmill Point, was given to Adventurer (65) (B Fleet), sailed by Mark Faulstick, with an elapsed time of 17 hours and 18 minutes.

The Windmill Point Trophy, formerly the Michelob Chesapeake Bay Challenge Trophy was also awarded to Adventurer (65), with the best corrected time at Windmill Point of 13 hours, 24 minutes and 58 seconds.

The Rebel Educational Trophy balances the triad of the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race: a valiant race down the length of the Chesapeake Bay; historical preservation of the schooner fleet; and an education program focused on the heritage, ecology and natural resources of the Chesapeake Bay. We all know that it takes an experienced crew to race a schooner under full sail, but often the educational program the schooner carries along goes unnoticed. The schooners participating in the education program spend untold hours planning, fundraising, training and executing their educational program. The Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race Educational Program Committee selects the schooner deserving recognition for their contribution to this essential element. It is the schooners' educational programs that will perpetuate Captain Briggs' vision of the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race for generations to come.

Sultana received the Rebel Educational Trophy this year.

Class AA First Place

Class A first Place

 Class B First Place

Class C First Place







Al, thanks for the up date and great photos.  Truely jealous from Maine. Congrats to Roger, Mark and all the rest participating and holding silver.   Do you have pictures of Tom Bombadil ? As a Tolkein fan, I am naturally curious.  BB

Tom Bombadil in Portsmouth

Peter, next year we'll be jealous of you - relaxing in Portsmouth after your swift first ride down the bay in Blackbird.  How many of us can you pack into that beautiful new cockpit?

 This is the only photo I have of Tom Bombadil (ex-Rana), a J Murray Watts 65 ft steel design similar to Sally B.

I noted on a WB forum that all Watts designs, including many schooners, are on file at Mystic Seaport.


The owners of Tom Bombadil completed a circumnavigation with two young sons in another boat.  I'm hoping we will see them at the upcoming ASA Annual Meeting. 

There is plenty of space in this thread for more photos. All members are encouraged to log on and post comments.  If you have any difficulty with the process contact me at A2(at)schooner39(dot)com

Al Bezanson