October 11-18, 2015
The 26th Annual Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race
From Baltimore, Maryland, to Portsmouth, Virginia
The Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race (GCBSR) was founded to
promote public awareness of the Chesapeake Bay's maritime heritage
and encourage the preservation and improvement of the Chesapeake's
natural resources. We accomplish this goal in part by donating the
proceeds of the race to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation,
an organization working to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay.
To date, $172,624 has been donated to support children's education
programs of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
The race begins in Baltimore, Maryland, and ends 127 nautical
miles down the Chesapeake Bay in Portsmouth, Virginia. Entry is
open to all schooner-rigged vessels.
Thirty-four schooners participated in the 25th annual race. The
race and all race week activities are run by volunteers and
donations keep the race going strong. Please join us — as a
sailor, sponsor, volunteer or spectator — to make the 2015
race, the 26th annual GCBSR, another great event for all involved!
Until then, we wish you fair winds and smooth sailing!