View more than two dozen schooners as they assemble and host a Parade of Sail in Baltimore before they race down the Bay to Portsmouth.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 12:00 am
In 1988, when the City of Baltimore launched Pride of Baltimore II, Captain Lane Briggs, of the tugantine Norfolk Rebel—the world's only sail-powered schooner-rigged tugboat—challenged the new schooner from Baltimore to a race from Baltimore to Norfolk, reviving a historic rivalry between schooners, captains and cities on the Bay. With the challenge accepted, the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race (GCBSR) was born. This year, Pride II will join more than two dozen other schooners for the GCBSR, with race week starting in Baltimore and ending in Portsmouth, Virginia, after a 127-nautical-mile race down the Bay.
If you live in or near Baltimore, view all of the schooners dockside in Baltimore on October 10 and 11, and be sure to head to the waterfront for the Parade of Sail on Wednesday, October 11 at 5 PM. Race and dockside viewing schedule.
Pride of Baltimore II
Baltimore Marine Center
2780 Lighthouse Point E
Baltimore, MD 21224