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Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race - Oct 15 Fells Point, MD - Oct 18 Portsmouth, VA

Discussion in 'Special Sessions, Events, and Tour Announcements' started by BillM, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. If you are interested in pictures of Sailing Vessels are in in the vicinity of Fells Point Md or Portsmouth Virginia. All are welcome to walk the docks and view the schooners.

    Here is a link to our web site. It is under reconstruction by our dedicated volunteers. Click on "Fleet" to get links to the schooners that have web sites.

    Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race

    The schooners will be at Broadway Pier in Fells Point (inner harbor Baltimore) on Wednesday Oct 15. Good pictures can be taken as they get underway around 0830 Thursday October 16. The actual start of the race is south of the Bay Bridge. Anyone wishing for on the water pictures needs to stay clear of the starting line and starting area around the committee boat at all times while the schooners are present. Safety during the start is paramount. Remember that big sailing boats do not manuever as quickly as small power boats who are in the way wish they would :smile:

    The next good pierside pictures will be in Portsmouth Virginia in the basin near the Holiday Inn Saturday October 18. Public welcome in both Fells Point and Portsmouth Virginia.

    There are schooners from 30' to over 150'. They race in 4 classes. AA for the largest schooners "Virginia", "Pride Of Baltimore", "Liberty Clipper", "Mystic Whaler", "A J Meerwald" and others. "Virginia" set the record for the fastest time last year. A is for modern fast schooners, B and C are for the smaller schooners. The replica of the "Amistad" will be racing in AA this year as well.

    For those taking pictures pierside, wide angles are a must!

    Warm regards,
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