2012 GCBSR Results
The complete 2012 Official Race Results may be viewed as a PDF file.
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, Steve Briggs, captain of the Norfolk Rebel, received the Black Dog Award.
The Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race Perpetual Trophy was awarded to Woodwind (A Fleet), Ken and Jen Kaye at the helm, with the best corrected time at Thimble Shoal of 17 hours, 53 minutes and 13 seconds.
The Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race Clock, awarded for line honors at Thimble Shoal — the fastest schooner in the race, also went to Woodwind with an elapsed time of 22 hours, 32 minutes and 52 seconds.
The Howdy Bailey Buckle, awarded to a B or C Fleet schooner for line honors at Windmill Point, was given to Ishmael (B Fleet), sailed by Fred Murphy, with an elapsed time of 20 hours, 23 minutes and 30 seconds.
The Michelob Chesapeake Bay Challenge Trophy was also awarded to Ishmael, with the best corrected time at Windmill Point of 16 hours, 2 minutes and 6 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.
Pride of Baltimore II received the Rebel Educational Trophy this year.
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