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18th Annual Race October 10-14, 2007

Baltimore to Portsmouth/Norfolk 42 Participating Schooners

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Port Annapolis, the jewel of the Chesapeake's marinas, is just minutes away from historic Annapolis, with its quaint shops, fine restaurants, night life, the renowned "Ego Alley" and home to the United States Naval Academy. Whether you decide to take one of our complimentary bikes for a ride into town, enjoy a special event at our beautiful pavilion, or just relax on the deck of the pool; you will be sure to enjoy your stay at Port Annapolis. Just some of the other things you'll find here: · Complete Yacht service · Two Travel Lifts 50 and 25 Ton · Fiberglass and Gelcoat Repair · Engine Repair and Sales · Rigging · Winter Land Storage · Brokerage Storage · 270 Slips 25' to 75' · Wet Dog Café

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The Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race

Racing to Save the Bay

October 2007


Dear Friends of The Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race, This month, The Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race returns for its eighteenth year. The schooner fleet will once again race down the Bay to promote awareness of the Chesapeake Bay's maritime heritage and to encourage the preservation and improvement of the Chesapeake's natural resources. The race events begin in Fells Point, Maryland, and conclude in Portsmouth, Virginia. We invite you to come and view the schooners racing this year. The proceeds of the race are used to support the future preservation of the Bay through youth education programs. Our annual race has donated over $100,000 to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, providing more than 2000 children an "on the water education experience." The children and The Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race thank you for making this possible. Whether you are new to the race or have participated many times, you are not only a steward for the Chesapeake Bay, but you are keeping the traditional sailing community alive. On behalf of the board members, our sponsors, our volunteers and all of the communities along the Bay, we thank you for your commitment to and sponsorship of the 2007 Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race.

Executive Committee David Junkins Chairman Nan Nawrocki Vice President George C. Treiber Treasurer Larry Bryant Secretary Lane Briggs (1932-2005) Founder and president Race Phone: (757) 480-4402 Susan Cocke Virginia Race Chair P.O. Box 8176 Norfolk, VA 23503-8176 Phone: (757) 650-3052 [email protected] Paul Schaub Maryland Race Chair P.O. Box 38154 Baltimore, MD 21231 Phone: (410) 245-4357 [email protected]


Susan Cocke Virginia Race Chair

Paul Schaub Maryland Race Chair

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Sponsoring Clubs ................................................5 Thank You to Our Sponsors ....................6-7 To Our Volunteers ...............................................8 Maryland and Virginia Events ..................9 A Brief History .................................................... 0 Education Outreach ....................................... Participating Schooners ..................... - 007 Race Entries / Ratings ............... 006 Official Race Results ........................

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On The Cover: Schooner Virginia at the start of the 2006 Race. Photo by Jack Hardway, Right: Three schooners at the start of the 2006 race. Clockwise from top: Gazela, Mystic Whaler, and American Spirit. Photo by Jack Hardway,

In Memoriam

Captain Lane Briggs

Founder, The Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race


he 2007 Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race takes a time-out to remember our founder, Captain Lane Briggs (1932-2005). Lane was a char-

sors who carry on this mission and gather on the Chesapeake each year because of Lane. Lane, we thank you.

Captain Lane Briggs, Founder of the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race, Captain of the Tugantine Norfolk Rebel

ismatic person who brought people of all ages and dispositions together. While born of modest circumstances, Lane rose to the status of father, captain, business founder, creative spirit and friend to all who knew him. His vision for waterfront development in Norfolk spawned the downtown waterfront renaissance that is a model for other jurisdictions. His commitment to youth drove him to offer shelter, work and guidance to the many young people he befriended. While The Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race originated as a personal challenge between Lane's "Tugantine" Norfolk Rebel and the Pride of Baltimore II, it was his commitment to the maritime heritage of the Chesapeake and his love of schooner-rigged sailboats that drove the event. As more than 40 schooners participate in the 2007 race, it is important that we remember the legacy that Captain Lane Briggs bestowed on all of us. We "Race to Save the Bay" but know that it is all about the captains, crews, volunteers and spon-

Norfolk Rebel at the start of the 2005 race.

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Broad Bay Sailing Association (BBSA) was formed in 1958 by sailors looking for informal racing on Linkhorn Bay and Broad Bay (Virginia Beach) in various types of small boats. They built or purchased a few Penguins and Comets along with some Hampton One Designs. Their emphasis was on Sunday afternoon racing, monthly meetings in members' homes and frequent cookouts. Gradually, members moved up to larger vessels -- 25-footers which could get under the bridges and out to the Chesapeake. The club hosted large regattas for many classes. They now sponsor two different weekly regattas during the summer in two locations, in addition to several major annual races like this one. The Broad Bay Juniors have grown into a large and very active youth group with rigorous training and their own Sunfish fleet. Best of all, BBSA contributes its expertise to The Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race Committee to assist with race management, handicapping, classing and results, and many members serve as volunteers on the Ops Team. Visit the BBSA's website at Fells Point Yacht Club (FPYC) had its inception in 1979 at the Whistling Oyster. By 1980 it was established as an active force in the Fells Point community. In addition to providing organization and hospitality for the schooner fleet every October, including the All Hands Party, its members are active in a variety of Baltimore's maritime and other community events. Some of the organizations that benefit from FPYC members' participation are the Baltimore Parade of Lighted Boats, SAIL BALTIMORE ships visits and the Volvo Ocean Race. The FPYC members continue to host the Annual Pumpkin Cruise for children, their first community-focused event. FPYC's original mission has been faithfully respected: camaraderie, love of boating, education and hospitality. Visit the FPYC's Web site at Portsmouth Boat Club (PBC) was first established in 1905, and for many years enjoyed a fine reputation as a leading boating organization. However, two World Wars and an aging membership took their toll. But, in 1991, the club was reborn, and it has continued to grow and prosper. PBC members help host the schooner race every year, staying up all night to roast the pigs. As with the TPYC and FPYC, club members take pride in their habit of planning cruises for power and sail vessels together - the love of boating is their common thread. Today, the club sponsors events such as the Barnacle Regatta, Merrimac Memorial Regatta, Mile Marker Zero Rendezvous, Cock Island Race, Barnacle Cup and the Little Bay Challenge. Meetings are open to all and are held at 1830 the first Tuesday of every month in their newly renovated clubhouse at 20 Elm Avenue, Portsmouth. Come see just how much fun this club knows how to have. Visit the PBC's Web site at Town Point Yacht Club (TPYC), modeled after its sister club, the Fells Point Yacht Club, was founded in Norfolk in 1991 by the late Captain Lane Briggs, primarily to cosponsor The Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race. In keeping with Captain Briggs' unique personality, TPYC is not your ordinary club. For starters, TPYC has no clubhouse facility, and a large proportion of members do not own boats. What TPYC does have is a group of members with a keen interest in boating, the waterways, the environment and the maritime heritage of Norfolk and the entire Hampton Roads area. The club is also committed to vessel hospitality. Tall ships calling on Hampton Roads are traditionally greeted by a TPYC member with a welcome basket and perhaps an invitation to attend an evening of sea chanties at Rebel Marina. These baskets contain a pineapple, an international symbol of hospitality among mariners, and the symbol of TPYC and its official burgee. Meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of every month at Mo & O'Malley's Irish Pub, Granby Street, Norfolk. Visit the TPYC's Web site at

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T H A N K YO U T O O U R S P O N S O R S Mainsail

Adventurer ­ 56 Adventurer ­ 65 Ann Elizabeth Consortium Bacon & Associates Joan and Howdy Bailey Cape Graphix Sarah Hansel-Perry Howdy Bailey Yacht Services David and Ann Junkins The Latin Palace Living Classrooms Foundation Pam Pahl Rebel Marina Ann and Scott Ripley RML Clocks Roger Browns Carol and Al Roper SpinSheet Magazine Sysco Foods Tanner's Creek Whalers Town Point Yacht Club, Inc. USNA Waterfront Support


Jack and Debbie Ainslie American Rover Jane and Fred Bashara Preston and Sherry Carraway Catholic Club Cobb's Marina Farewell GCBSR Dinghy Race Green Dragon John King Don and Pam Larue Billie Luckie and H. Wroton Joe Maniscalco Bill and Mary Mellen Nimble Mid-Atlantic Boat Sales Mystic Whaler Norfolk Rebel in Loving Memory of Captain Lane Briggs Rosemary Ruth Ship's Company Chanteymen George and Nina Treiber Woody's Rum Bar & Island Grill


Amy Alley and David Griffin Anderson and Wright Designer Jewelers Ann Elizabeth Baltimore Harbor Master Baltimore Marine Center Don Becker James and Beverly Borberg Chuck and Val Boyles Debra and Vernon Bradshaw Briggadiers Hawley and Kathryn Brooks Larry Bryant Preston and Sherry Carraway Cat's Eye Pub Constance Church Mike and Trisha Davis Christine and William Diehlmann Leslie Friedman 6

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Henry Giffin Cyrus W. Grandy Anne Gupman Greta Gustavson and Gary Naigle Hampshire Rose Paul Heim Dennis and Mickey Henderson James Hilger The Inn at Henderson's Wharf Inner Harbor East Marina Bryn Joyce and Nancy Patooska Roger and Donna Junkins Thomas and Mary Kaltz Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Katie and Paul Krop Douglas Landau The Law Offices of David M. Thomas Leo F. Johns Contractor, Inc.

Liberty Clipper Little Bay Marine Canvas and More Scott McGinley Carl G. Meredith James and Marcia Merrins Bobolyn III Muñequita Mystic Mystic Whaler Nan Nawrocki Office Furniture Outlet, Inc. One-Eyed Mike's Ed and Peggy Poe Emily and Ron Primm Prom Queen Art Quarnstrom R. Chobert Decorating Co. Carol Richardson, Spirits Two



Howard Webb The Whistling Oyster Woodwind Sonny and Meriel Wright Kathy and Ed Laube

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Bill and Beverly Ripley The Rusty Scupper Rob Sanger BB Schenk and Bob Layton James Simpson Singing Gypsy Snow Jr. and King Susan B. Merryman in Memory of John Hegeman Vikki's Fells Point Deli


Ale Mary's Darlene Alexander Antonina Chris and Bill Beach Bertha's Britanya John L. Brockman, Jr. Roger and Cathyann Burgess Captain James Landing Al and Brenda Catlett Lawrence Chabin Ben Cherry Carl and Edith Cinquegrani Jo and Bruce Clarke Susan and Wilson Cocke Bill and Helma Cofer Cuchulain Ben Dadd The Daily Grind Coffee House Dailey Nestor Homes, LLC Dave Davis Dead End Saloon Delight Ding How DiPasquales Gourmet Italian Nancy and Tom Donan Brian and Colleen Bell Donlin Jay Dove DuClaw Brewing Company Duda's Eight O'Clock Coffee Delmar and Mary Elza Allan and Angela Embrey Carmen Evans Scotty Folger Gemini's Bistro Larry and Dorothea Gibbs Marilyn Gisin Goetze's Candy Company, Inc. The Greene Turtle DeeGee Griffith Thomas and Margaret Gunn H & S Bakery Stan and Paige Harrell Charlotte C. Hawks Charles W. Hawks, Jr. Heron Holiday Inn - Portsmouth Fran and Jack Huenerberg Jett & Company Jimmie's Restaurant Kennedy-Colie Consortium Bobby Koch Kooper's Tavern Lady Maryland Libertate Liberté Artie Liles Ed and Phyllis Linger Richard and Donna Litchfield Loup De Mer Martha White Max's on Broadway Carol and Sam Morgan Dr. Robert and Mary Mosby Roz Moore Mike and Lonnie Murphy Nauticus Carol Nuthall Rich and Christy O'Brien Tom and Callie Oettinger Patricia Divine Claire Puckett and David Holmes Quintessence Kathleen Redfern Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel Resolute David B. Robinson Buford and Camille Rowland Sail Baltimore Jane and Christopher Sanger Karen Scherberger Web and Marge Sewell Shuckers John and Adeline Spence Ronald and Brenda Stankavich Ruth Ann and Chuck Steenburgh Cliff and Mary Stoneburner Bobby and JoAnn Tichnell Lee Turner, Jr. The Wharf Rat Waterfront Hotel Bill and Pam Wheary Charlie Wheatley Morton V. Whitlow Willow

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W I T H O U T W H O M T H E R E W O U L D B E N O R A C E ...T H A N K

Ginny Alberts Darlene Alexander Garland & Peggy Alexander Richard Allen Andy & Thel Anderson Nick Angelozzi Matt & Mary Arel Lisa Arrasmith Jim & Mary Lee Backus Booty & Joyce Baker Cheryl Barrack Donnie Bassett Dave & Hye-Yun Bennett Frank & Gloria Benson, Jr John Bergman Fred & Phyllis Bilskis Art Birney Bill Blanchard Larry & Susan Boatwright Ed Bonilla Jim & Bev Borberg Jan Borchardt Lisa Boyce Janelle Brabazon Pat & Paul Brabazon David Briggs Bob & Barbara Brittingham Jack Brockman Carolyn Brownley Larry Bryant Susan Bupp Meriel Burgess-Vail John Callahan Preston & Sherry Carraway Holly Carter Russell & Deborah Chandler Virginia Chauncey Rupert & Rose Chobert Art Christensen Dorial Christenson Susan & Wilson Cocke Bobbi Coggins Bob Cook Lonnie Courtney Doug Creecy Joe & Linda Creecy Lenny Dean Steve Dean Becky & Josh Dempsey Erica Denner Jolene DesRoches Maggie DeYoung Dip DiPaolo Brian Donlin Colleen Bell Donlin Mitch & Jade Doughtie Sarah Draper Robin Dunbar Brian & Linda Dunleavy Cathy Dunn Bill & Caroline Ellsworth Carl Engel Linda & Paul English Sylvia Envers Suzanne Farace Jack Fay Lisa Forbes Mary Ann Furgison Casey & Shirley Garns Kathi Gochal-Nichols Nancy Gorry Catherine Grogan Maria Grotz Allen Gunzelman Anne Gupman Parke Guthner Parker Hallam Sarah Hansel Perry Ed & Debra Harbour Bill Harper Phil & Ginger Harrison Ray & Mark Haywood Bob Heely Jim Heely Dennis Henderson Pat & Kollette Hillard Michael & Shirley Hiser Mich Hodges Lisa Holden Valerie Holstein Lola Howard Ike Howell Jay Irwin Larry Iverson Joe & Diane Jackins Jack Janos Richard Jeffers Ellsworth & Brenda Johnson Dorothy Jones Dave & Anne Junkins Barb Katzenapple Dave Katzenapple Jack Kavanaugh Ken Kaye Mark Keane Nancy Kline Bobby Koch Carol Kocis Jim Kocis Jim Koehnlein Bob & Frances Krezel John Kristich Erick Larson Bob Layton Bob & Sally Leary, Jr. Tim & Diane Leighton Sarah Linden-Brooks Dick & Donna Litchfield Dave & Judy Lockwood Jerry Lotz Toni Manning Jeanne Markert Eric Matherne Betsy McMahan Bob McMichel

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Don Scott Harry & Marilyn Sharpe Walter & Maggie Short Jim Simpson Zollie & Nansi Simpson Nancy Smith Tom & Elly Smith Neil Smith Tom Smith Jimmy Sollner John Spence Jimmy Spruill David Stacklin Bear & Brenda Stankavich Rita Stanley Jeanne Steffanelli Laura Stevenson Dale Stiles Lilly T. Stone Carolynn Theiss David Thomas Gary Thomas Joyce Thorton Russ Till Chris Tom George & Nina Treiber Susan Troupe Steve & Brenda Turner Alicia Tyrell David Ullrich Ken & Kim Utley Steve Viscarra Susanne Viscarra Don & Beryl Wade Dave & Jan Washbourne Bob & Kathy Werneke Bill Wheary Bill & Kathy Whittington Donnie & Teresa Wilfong John & Susan Williames

Linda & Mike Meakes Bill Mellen & Mary Moore Suzanne Merrill Laura Meyd Carolyn Mollenkopf Michael & Frankee Monteith Greg Moore Donna & Todd Mulvenney Nan Nawrocki Stephen & Laura Nelson Trell Nix Bob & Julie Old Ricky & Terrie Olson Rodney Paice Dave Perry Joe Perry Ron & Sue Peterman Cheryl Phelps Debbie & Ralph Phinney Kristin Pitcher Owen Pitchford Susan Pollack Robert W. & Linda Pond Elizabeth River Project Art Quarnstrom Walter Reese Sean Richards Carol Richardson Melanie Richardson Sean Richardson Tommy Richardson Cathy Roberts Scott Rogers Dutch & Kathleen Rolaf Jonathan & Amy Romero Al Roper Mary Rowe Chuck Ruth Rob Sanger Paul Schaub Bob Layton & BB Schenk David Scott


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Wednesday, October 10

M A RY L A N D A N D V I R G I N I A E V E N T S Virginia

Friday, October 12

Volunteers will be on call overnight until all participants are in. 1830 Friday Night Rendezvous at Roger Brown's in Olde

0900 Expeditionary Learning Experience aboard selected

schooners. Students from neighborhood schools and home schoolers will board a few racing schooners for a special learning opportunity. Students will tour the schooners and connect to past and present life aboard a working vessel. the Norfolk Rebel. This informal gathering is a chance for captains and crews to get together. Plans for special contingencies (it's hurricane season!) will be discussed. in the race to show off in Fells Point and the Inner Harbor. party for crew, sponsors and volunteers will open to the public after 2130.

Towne Portsmouth, 316 High Street, for early arrivals.

1400 All Hands Briefing and Safety Meeting on the pier near

Saturday, October 13

0930 Expeditionary Learning Experience aboard selected

1600 Parade of Sail. A chance for all of the beautiful schooners

1930 All Hands Party (invitation only) at the Latin Palace. This

schooners. Middle school students may experience simple machines as they hoist sails; test water quality; sing sea chanteys on board a schooner; learn about the life of a cod fisherman; learn navigation or knot tying; or experience shipboard life. Students will leave the vessels with a deeper understanding of the story of sail on the Chesapeake Bay.

1000 Deadline for calling in finish time. See racing instructions. 1300 Pig & Oyster Roast (invitation only) at North Landing Park. The race results will be announced, and awards will

2200 Sailors' Evening in Fells Point. Crews and friends will

gather at the Wharf Rat to sing some chanteys and get to know the competition.

be presented in the evening. Landing Park.

Thursday, October 11

0800 Skippers' Meeting on Broadway Square. All partici-

2100 Sailors' evening and sea chantey sing-along at North

pating schooners must have formal representation or risk disqualification. Captains may not delegate attendance. Detailed starting procedures will be given, watches will be synchronized to GPS time, and weather will be discussed. docking area to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge at Annapolis and the starting line area to its south is about 21 NM. Racing rules and safety instructions are detailed in the Race Handbook. Spectator vessels are reminded to please allow ample room for the vessels to maneuver safely.

Sunday, October 14

0800 Skippers' Meeting & Breakfast at Roger Brown's.

0900 Cast-off for the start. The distance from the Fells Point

Schooner Captains and crews meet to discuss the race results, share some sea stories, and say a fond farewell to volunteers and sponsors.

1330 The start of the 18th Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race. The first warning gun

will be fired just south of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.

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chooner racing on the Chesapeake Bay is rooted in the trade rivalry between Baltimore, at the northern end of the Bay, and Portsmouth/ Norfolk, VA, at the southern end. The fastest sailing vessels delivered goods and people to their destinations and often garnered the best price for their cargo by beating other slower schooners into port. Over the years, commercial schooner designs evolved for the Bay's routes ­ taking into consideration shallow waters, local crops and regional needs, with speed being a primary concern to beat competitively loaded vessels into port. These schooners also played a critical role in our nation's early wars. While there are no cargo-hauling schooners now working the Bay, there are a considerable number of schooners still in use as cruising vessels and privately owned boats. In 1988, when the City of Baltimore launched her flagship modeled on those earlier vessels, Captain Lane Briggs of the Tugantine Norfolk Rebel--the world's only sail-powered schooner-rigged tugboat-- challenged the Pride of Baltimore II to a race from Baltimore to Norfolk, reviving an historic rivalry between schooners, cap-

tains and cities on the Bay. With the challenge accepted, The Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race was born. By 1990, a weekend in October had been set aside for what had become an annual event, and yacht clubs at the northern and southern ends of the race volunteered to support the schooners and crews in their efforts. Over the 17 years of The Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race, there have been some incredible races with schooners going to the wire to win. Harsh weather conditions in some of the races have tested the mettle of the vessels, crews and captains. As many as 42 schooners have signed up for a single race, and more than 100 ­ with vessels from as far away as California ­ have enjoyed the fall race on the Bay. The 2005 race was one of the most memorable in this long series. With strong following winds, several schooners set new records for both elapsed and corrected time. The schooners Imagine! and Resolute set new records for elapsed time to the finish line at Thimble Shoals Light, beating the old record by almost an hour. Many other schooners bested their previous records as everyone continued to "Race to Save the Bay!" With the growth of the event and the re-

sulting focus on these vintage sailing craft, the organizers and sponsors elected soon after the start of the event to maximize the value of the Race in very special ways. The race brings focus to the maritime traditions of schooners on the Chesapeake and brings focus to the environmental issues facing the Chesapeake. All net proceeds of the race are donated to support youth education efforts aimed at saving the Bay. This is why The Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race is proud to say that we are "Racing to Save the Bay!" Over the years, over $100,000 has been donated to youth education efforts ­ for every $50 raised, one young person can spend a day on the Bay learning how the decisions he or she makes can affect the quality of the Chesapeake Bay, the United States' largest inland estuary. We welcome your support through tax-deductible donations to The Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race, P.O. Box 8176, Norfolk, VA 23503-8176. Forty-two schooners have signed on to be part of the 2007 race. To read a complete history of the race, visit

Below: Light air start of the 2006 race. The breeze soon filled in smartly! Photo by Jack Hardway,


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Educational outreach is one of the ways we fulfill our mission to promote public awareness of the Chesapeake Bay's maritime heritage and to encourage the preservation and improvement of the Chesapeake's natural resources. Our education

program gives young people the opportunity to learn first hand about the maritime heritage of the schooners and their impact on the history of the Bay. By teaching students that live near the Chesapeake Bay how their actions contribute to the health of the Bay, we are also nurturing responsible stewards for the Bay. Students study the following topics before field trips to visit selected schooners: · Life in the 18th century before electricity and gas-powered engines · Schooner captains · Recruiting crew · Schooner history · Ships logs · Life aboard ships · 18th-century Maryland economy · Fells Point history · Navigation, longitude, latitude, depth and speed · The Chesapeake Bay · African-American experience · Sailing fundamentals

In addition, before field trips, some of the participating students may ask our resource captains questions and view some of the items used by the schooner crews as the schooners sail the Bay. On the day of the trip, students tour the vessels and visit a maritime museum or participate in another curriculumbased activity. Each participant receives a schooner crew tee-shirt and lunch. The education program culminates as the schooners' crews interact with students in a wide variety of learning experiences while aboard their historic vessels. In 2006, students in Portsmouth, experienced simple machines as they hoisted sails aboard the Liberty Clipper and Lady Maryland. They tested water quality with the Singing Gypsy and sang sea chanteys on the Virginia. The life of a cod fisherman was demonstrated on board the Gazela, who joined us in Portsmouth. The crew of the Norfolk Rebel mentored the students in navigation while Heron-NJ, Prom Queen and Woodwind crews shared their talents to teach knot tying and shipboard life. The students left the vessels bubbling with enthusiasm and with a deeper understanding of the story of sail on the Chesapeake Bay. The field trip activities are highly experiential with a focus on critical thinking and writing. The crew of the Schooner Sultana has shared its materials, which have been adapted for The Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race's educational outreach program. We thank them for their generous sharing of materials.

On deck aboard the Schooner Sultana. Photo by Mark Talbott / SpinSheet

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A.J. MEERWALD Class AA Rated Length: 54.84 · Sec/Mi:115.32 Home Port: Port Norris, NJ Owners: Bayshore Discovery Project Captain: Jesse Briggs Web Page: Previous Races: 2000, 2002 A.J. Meerwald is a Delaware Bay oyster schooner, a distinct vessel that evolved to meet the needs of the local oyster fishery. Launched in 1928, she was one of hundreds of schooners built along South Jersey's Delaware Bayshore ADVENTURE-47 Class C Rated Length: 24.01 · Sec/Mi: 264.46 Former Name: Pharaohs Home Port: Annapolis, MD Owners: David and Charly Holmes Captain: David J. Holmes Web Page: Previous Races: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006 A survivor of Hurricane Ivan in Grenada (her hull is made out of steel), Adventure was built in early 1988 by Brian Alcock in Hout Bay, South Africa. She is one of the Hout Bay class ADVENTURER-56 Class A Rated Length: 38.82 · Sec/Mi: 170.32 Former Name: Blue Max Home Port: Annapolis, MD Owner-Captain: Art Birney Previous Races: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 Adventurer-56, a Cherubini 48 designed staysail schooner, was purchased in 1998 in Mississippi. Built in 1984, she was rebuilt in 1999. In her Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race before the decline of the shipbuilding industry that coincided with the Great Depression. She was a bald-headed (without topmasts), gaffrigged oyster dredge. Her construction is `oak on oak': oak planks laid on oak frames. Over the years before she was donated to the Delaware Bay Schooner Project (now the Bayshore Discovery Project) in 1989, she was outfitted as a fireboat (with most of her sailing rig being removed), used as an oyster dredge under power and operated as a clam dredge. She is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is New Jersey's official tall ship.

boats designed by Dudley Dix. A more recent near sister is the Liberté, a 64-foot modified schooner rig working out of Annapolis. Originally intended to be Alcock's personal boat, an offer was made during construction that he could not refuse. Within weeks of launch she embarked on her first transatlantic passage to Ft. Lauderdale. After a succession of owners, Dave and Charly Holmes bought her in 2000. After extensive repairs in Trinidad after Hurricane Ivan, she is now cruising the Eastern Seaboard. She took first in her class in 2006.

debut, Capt. Birney included William Baker, president of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, in his crew. Capt. Birney now serves on the race board and has been a longtime supporter of the race. Adventurer-56 did very well in her first race, beating a sister ship, Principles, by nearly an hour elapsed time. After taking line honors at Thimble Shoal and the perpetual trophy in the 2000 race, she retired from the 2002 race with steering problems. In 2005 she proved her mettle and placed third. Last year, she came in first in her class.

ADVENTURE-65 Class B Rated Length: 32.07 · Sec/Mi: 205.07 Home Port: Norwalk, CT Owner-Captain: Mark Faulstick Previous Races: 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006 Adventure-65 is a John Alden Malabar VI with a 39.9-foot waterline, 11.6-foot beam, and sparred length of 65 feet. With a traditional gaff fore and main, she has a main topsail on a jack-stay in sail inventory, and often sets it for light to moderate wind sailing. Built and launched in Mystic, CT, for Dr. Albert

Whitney, she was commissioned in 1926, and continuously sailed and raced by six previous owners. In 1932 she placed second in the Bermuda Race. Mark Faulstick, her current owner for more than 20 years, had her extensively rebuilt in 1992, and has been a participant in the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race nearly every year since 1995. With five firsts, two seconds and one third in class B, and one overall in 2001, Mark has commented that the only disappointment he ever feels "is having to leave the wonderful cities and people of the Chesapeake after the race and `Hang a Louie' at Cape Charles, goin' back to face winter in New England."

Note: This is a Preliminary Listing. Fleet and handicap ratings subject to change.

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ANN ELIZABETH Class C Rated Length: 20.79 · Sec/Mi: 297.41 Former Name: Celebration Home Port: Middle River, MD Owner-Captain: Paul Schaub Previous Races 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 The Ann Elizabeth is hull number 17 in the Ted Brewer-designed Lazy Jack 32 series of fiberglass production schooners. Built in ANTONINA Class B Rated Length: 38.82 · Sec/Mi: 170.32 Former Name: Robert Emit Home Port: Townsend Inlet, NJ Owner-Captain: Vincent J. Archetto Previous Races: 2005, 2006

1977 by the Ted Hermann Boat Shop, she was originally sold to John Kendall in Media, PA, as a sail-away kit boat. She took third in C2 in 1999 and in 2002 placed third in a fleet of 15 which endured high winds for 12 hours. In 2004 she placed third. Ann Elizabeth changed hands this year, but she is still located on the Chesapeake Bay. The new owner, Paul Schaub, is a long time volunteer for the race.

This is the third race for Antonina, a John Cherubini designed fiberglass staysail schooner built in 1986. Her length overall is 58 feet and she was built in Riverside, NJ.

BONNY ROVER Class B Rated Length: --Not Yet Rated-Home Port: Norfolk, VA Owners: Mark and Ray Haywood Captain: Ray Haywood Previous Races: All but 1994 and 2000 Bonny Rover is a ferro cement update of a design of an eighteenth century revenue cutter. The design was also used for cargo vesBRITANYA Class A Rated Length: 45-79 · Sec/Mi: 142.83 Home Port: Lusby, MD Owner-Captain: Ed Kern Previous Races: 2006

sels. Originally her designer/builder's primary residence, she is a part-time home for Ray and Mark, her second owners. They have completely rebuilt her and added quite a few personal touches that one might not expect to see on a boat. She is a frequent participant in Hampton Roads nautical events, often with a crew of kilted bagpipers, and drummers. Bonny Rover took first place in 1990 and 1991.

This is the second Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race for Britanya, a 44-foot fiberglass Freedom designed by Hoyt and built in Rhode Island in 1982. She has been refitted for extended travel in the Caribbean. She is currently coastal and Chesapeake Bay sailing and is rigged for short-handed sailing. life was the harvesting of oysters on Delaware Bay. Her masts were sharply raked, and a high topmast extended above the mainmast allowing a working topsail in light winds. Converted into an all-power vessel in 1945 after oystering under sail for nearly 100 years, she continued to dredge oysters until she was acquired by the Delaware Bay Schooner Project (now the Bayshore Discovery Project) in late 2000. She is a vital link to the spirit and heritage of Delaware Bay oystermen. Her history and her physical structure are currently being documented in preparation for her preservation and eventual restoration.

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CASHIER Class C --Not Yet Rated-Home Port: Bivalve, NJ Owner: Bayshore Discovery Project Captain: Royce Reed Web Page: Previous Races: 2006 This year, once again, fifty-four-foot Cashier, the oldest schooner in the United States and the holder of NJ Oyster License No. 1, will race with us in spirit only. Designed and launched in 1849 at Duffield Yard, Cedar Creek, Cedarville, NJ, her primary use during her working

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CUCHULAIN Class C Rated Length: 28.43 · Sec/Mi: 228.74 Home Port: Pasadena, MD Owner-Captain: Bill Durkin Previous Races: 2002, 2006 The 44-foot steel Ted Brewer-designed Cuchulain, pronounced "Coo-K-who-Lin," was DELIGHT Class C Rated Length: 22.17 · Sec/Mi: 282.34 Home Port: Cape Charles, VA Owner-Captain: David Kabler Previous Races: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 Delight is a Saugeen Witch design from the drafting board of Thomas E. Colvin, and was built in 1970 by Tom in his boatyard in Miles, VA, off the East River at Mobjack Bay. RenEDLYN ROSE Class B Rated Length: 36.43 · Sec/Mi: 181.51 Home Port: Baltimore, MD Owner: John Parker Captain: Jay Irwin Previous Races: None Edlyn Rose was originally built in Maine from 1989-1994 as a small durable ­ 1.5" deck and FAREWELL Class C Rated Length: 26.48 · Sec/Mi: 243.39 Home Port: Baltimore, MD Owner-Captain: Linda Meakes Previous Races: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 Peter Van Dyne traded Farewell's design with Andy Merrill in return for guitar lessons. Andy built her of fiberglass in his backyard in Annapolis and launched her in 1972, living aboard for the next 10 years. Then his GAZELA Class AA --Not Yet Rated-Former Name: Gazela Primeiro Home Port: Philadelphia, PA Owner: Philadelphia Preservation Guild Captain: Ed Stemmler Web Page: Previous Race: 2006 As race founder Capt. Lane Briggs used to say, "If the mast in front is shorter than the mast behind it" then that boat is a schooner. Hence, this year's fleet again includes the 177foot barkentine Gazela. She was built by J.M.

built by Captain Durkin in his father's backyard in Silver Spring, MD. It took Bill 10 years to build Cuchulain­ building everything on her himself except the sails. She has only sailed the Chesapeake Bay, but Bill hopes to venture further someday. He says that "it very tempting to head south after the race, but work gets in the way." This is her third Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race. dered in Cor-Ten steel, she has all of the lines and elements of a traditional Chesapeake Bay schooner. Delight is a perennial entrant in the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race since 1995­taking first in her class in 1997 and 1999­and a participant in Norfolk's annual Harborfest celebration. She has sailed from Central America to Bermuda to New England and regularly cruises the waters of the Chesapeake Bay near the town of Cape Charles, VA, her home port. 1.5" fiberglass hull - cargo-carrying schooner for the Caribbean. She was later turned into a head boat (day charter) for Nantucket, MA. She is in the process of being built-out as a live-aboard by Kevin Irwin Boat Works. She is a 30-ton, 50-foot, modified Benford design with a pilot house and 1500 square feet of sail area. This is her first Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race. son chartered her out of St. Michaels and raced her in local events, never placing less than second. In 1994 she was purchased by Gale Browning who had Class C firsts in 1994, 1995 and 1996. In 1998, her corrected time at Thimble was a record for the Windmill fleet. Farewell's ownership changed in 1999 and she took with a third place finish. In 2000, Linda Meakes got her first win in a race plagued by light air. Under a variety of conditions, Linda placed second in 2001, 2004 and 2006, and third in 2003 and 2005.

Mendes in Setubal, Portugal, with Portuguese stone pine on her decks, and masts and spars of Douglas fir. Her records, as she now stands, date from 1902. Built to carry fisherman to the Grand Banks of Newfoundland, she left Lisbon every spring with 35 dories, about 40 men and a hold full of salt. Her last trip to the Banks was in 1969. She was purchased for the Philadelphia Maritime Museum by William Wikoff Smith in 1971. In 1985 she was transferred to the Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild, which maintains and operates her as Philadelphia's Tall Ship.

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GOODWIND Class B Rated Length: 35.99 · Sec/Mi: 183.70 Former Name: Sea Interlude Home Port: Pasadena, MD Owner-Captain: Greg Cantori Previous Races: 2003, 2004, 2005

Goodwind, a Freedom 39 pilothouse schooner, is a wonderful mix of the traditional schooner rig combined with "ahead of its time" carbon fiber stay-less masts. In addition to two foresails and mainsail, she can fly two additional staysails or spinnakers. Previously owned by the director of the New Jersey Philharmonic Orchestra, she was formally known as Sea Interlude. In 2005, Goodwind took second in Class C.

HERON Class A Rated Length: 38.49 · Sec/Mi: 171.81 Home Port: Solomons Island, MD Owner-Captain: Aram Nersesian Previous Races: 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 Heron, a 57-foot aluminum custom one-off staysail schooner designed by Dominique Presles and built by Chantiers Pouveau in La Ro-

chelle, France, was completed in 1984. She has been under her present ownership since 1996 and is now located in Aram's front yard on Mill Creek near Solomons Island off the Patuxent River. He requests that schooners passing by `give a shout to say hi'­ but not during the race as he will not, of course, be there. Heron won Class A in 2001 beating Woodwind on corrected time. In 2004, 2005, and 2006 she placed second in her class.

LADY MARYLAND Class AA Rated Length: 50.00 · Sec/Mi: 129.11 Home Port: Baltimore, MD Owner: Living Classrooms Foundation Captain: Rich Hilliman Web Page: Previous Races: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 Built in Baltimore by Peter Boudreau from 1985-86, Lady Maryland, a 104-foot replica LIBERTATE Class C Rated Length: 27.44 · Sec/Mi: 235.97 Former Names: Peripatetic, Silversmith II Home Port: Annapolis, MD Owner: Peter Carroll Previous Race: 2006 Libertate will be racing in her second Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race this year. She is a Gazelle, designed by Tom Colvin and built

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of a Chesapeake Bay Pungy schooner, was designed by Thomas Gillmer. Primarily used as workboats, Pungy schooners sailed the Bay in the 1800s and were famous for their speed under sail with perishable cargo. Lady Maryland is pink and green because this is the traditional color of the Pungy schooner. Lady Maryland offers flexible educational programs for more than 7000 students each year. She has berths for 32 passengers on day trips and up to 14 cadets on overnights. She won Class AA in 1997, 1999 and 2002, and placed third in 2006. by James "Fred" McConnell in Parry Sound, Ontario, in 1980. She has a steel hull and is "junk-rigged," but has a Marconi jib. After the death of her original owner, she did not sail for almost 20 years. Peter acquired her three years ago, and says that he is "still discovering more things about her" that deepen his "love affair with her."

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LIBERT Class B Rated Length: --Not Yet Rated-Home Port: Annapolis, MD Owner: Liberté, the Schooner, Inc. Captain: Chris Tietje Web Page: Previous Races: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 Liberté, a three-masted staysail schooner with 1700 square feet of sails spread over 6 sails, is 74 feet long and has an 18.5 foot beam. As an excursion schooner offering educational and LIBERTY CLIPPER Class AA Rated Length: 62.47 · Sec/Mi: 96.93 Home Port: Boston, MA Owner: Schooner Liberty Clipper, Inc. Captain: Rob James Web Page: Previous Races: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006 Designed by Charles Witholtz and built of steel by Blount Marine Corporation in Warren, RI, the Liberty Clipper, a recently renovated gaffrigged schooner, is a replica of the renowned Baltimore Clippers, ships made famous over a century ago for their speedy and safe rounding of Cape Horn on expeditions to the California Gold Rush. Completed in 1983, this 125-foot schooner clipper ship is licensed by the Coast Guard to carry 115 passengers, which she does in Boston in the summer and Key West in the winter. Liberty Clipper is available for charter, has a state of the art galley, modern accommodations for up to 20 guests, and a newly adorned grand salon. She won Class AA in 2005. historic presentations, sunset cruises, theme parties, and other functions and events for up to 49 guests, she sails out of Falmouth and Annapolis with the seasons. Her crew is knowledgeable about the area's environment, and her cargo is the history, lore and traditions of the era. Although Liberté is unable to join us for the run down the Bay, she always attends the start with passengers on board.

MARTHA WHITE Class B Rated Length: 33.63 · Sec/Mi: 196.12 Home Port: Chestertown, MD Owner-Captain: Bob Kay Web Page: Previous Races: 2005, 2006 Martha White, a 65-foot, double gaff-rigged, all wooden schooner fashioned after the Bluenose of Nova Scotia, was built by Captain Earle Williams as a backyard project after years of research and teenage model building and under the watchful eye of the Massachusetts Coast Guard. Her ribs and planks are con-

structed from 200-year-old Long Leaf Yellow Pine and fastened with trunnels (4000 handmade locust pegs, ends split with 8000 wood wedges). With hardware and sails made in Lunenberg, she proudly glorifies her famous predecessor. Construction was a 14-year single-handed labor of love. She was launched in 1973 and sailed and lived aboard for another 14 years. When not racing down the bay, she is now used as a waterfront stage for playing bluegrass music with friends. Martha White finished the race in 2005 in good spirit with a broken main, top mast and gaff, and a much appreciated tow from the Norfolk Rebel. In 2006, she finished fourth.

MUÑEQUITA Class A --Not Yet Rated-Former Name: Principles Home Port: St. Petersburg, FL Owner: Charles Evans Captain: Mike Lawrence Previous Races: 1996, 2006 This is the third Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race for Munequita, a fiberglass 56-foot Cherubini 48 built in 1990-91 in Delran, NJ. She raced in 1996 under her former name, Principles, taking second place in her class.

So far this year, she has taken second place in her class in the Ft. Lauderdale Key West Race in January; come in second in her class and fifth overall in the Ft. Lauderdale - Montego Bay Race in February; and was the first to finish and first in class in the Gloucester Schooner Festival in August. She also participated in the Antigua Classic Regatta in April. She is a sister ship to Adventurer-56.


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MYSTIC Class AA Rated Length: 77.76 · Sec/Mi: 68.58 Home Port: Mystic, CT Owners: Voyager Cruises Captain: Amy Blumberg Web Page: Previous Races: None This will be the first race for Mystic, a threemasted square topsail schooner named for the town of Mystic, CT, in honor of that town's contributions to the United States' and New MYSTIC WHALER Class AA Rated Length: 52.31 · Sec/Mi: 122.28 Home Port: Mystic, CT Owner-Captain: John Eginton Web Page: Previous Races: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 The Mystic Whaler is a tribute to the coastal trading schooners that plied New England's waters a century ago. Built in 1967 and rebuilt in 1993, she is stable and comfortable with many passenger amenities. In addition to

England's seafaring heritage and maritime history. She is a brand new ship, launched in March 2007. She is 170 feet long, carries 8500 square feet of sail in 15 sails, and has a viewing/dining salon and a lounge on the deck level, as well as 18 passenger staterooms below deck. She was built for the passenger trade and carries 36 passengers in graceful comfort for two to seven-day cruises in New England in the summer, the Chesapeake Bay in the spring and fall, and the Bahamas in the winter. Mystic also carries 150 passengers for day-sails. chartering, Mystic Whaler is part of the Clearwater program's Classroom of the Waves, which provides educational sailing trips for students along the Hudson River. The Mystic Whaler measures 83 feet on deck, with an extreme length of 110 feet. Displacing 100 tons, she carries 3000 square feet of sail. The Mystic Whaler placed second in 2004, and third in 2003 and 2005.

NORFOLK REBEL Class C Rated Length: --Not Yet Rated-Home Port: Norfolk, VA Owner: Steve and Jesse Briggs Captain: Steve Briggs Previous Races: ALL! Tugantine Norfolk Rebel is a 59-foot steel sail-assisted workboat with a removable bowsprit designed for towing and salvage. Built by Howdy Bailey Yacht Services and designed by Merritt Walter, her design was commissioned to use clean, renewable wind

power. A friend to traditional craft everywhere, she sometimes works as escort to the tall ships, and participated in OpSail 2000 Festivities. In 1984 she circumnavigated Virginia and was featured at the New Orleans World's Fair. Sadly her first captain, Lane Briggs, the founder of The Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race, passed away in September 2005. Capt. Briggs worked tirelessly to promote this race and a cleaner Chesapeake, while encouraging sail training and promoting the Harbor of Hospitality, Norfolk, VA. Today, his sons Steve and Jesse are carrying on with this tradition.

PAQUITO Class A Rated Length: 41.11 · Sec/Mi: 160.52 Home Port: Baltimore, MD Owner: Jim Fanjoy Captain: Bill Fanjoy Web Page: Previous Races: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 A 69-foot custom steel schooner, Paquito was built in Cape Town, South Africa, by Paquito Marine Engineers. She was started in 1981 and launched in 1987. The design was supposedly by Bruce Roberts but apparently does not match any of his designs. She is built of steel

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plates and frame. Her deck is teak laid over steel plating. She initially cruised between Cape Town and Venezuela and eventually settled in Trinidad, where the Fanjoys found her. They brought her to Annapolis for restoration in the spring of 2002, and she participated in her first Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race in 2002. From there the family set sail from Annapolis for an eight-month adventure in the Caribbean. By July 2004 she had raced in the Antigua Yacht Classic Regatta and had sailed over 5000 miles. She is now based out of Baltimore and ready for charter.

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PATRICIA DIVINE Class B Rated Length: --Not Yet Rated-Home Port: Annapolis, MD Owner-Captain: Helmut Hawkins Web Page: Previous Races: ALL! Patricia Divine is a steel 65-foot gaff rigged topsail schooner. She has participated in every Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race. In 1992, she completed the course under fore only after she suffered damage to her mainsail rig. PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II Class AA Rated Length: 73.18 · Sec/Mi: 76.13 Home Port: Baltimore, MD Owner: State of Maryland Captain: Jan Miles Web Page: Previous Races: 1992, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006 Designed by Thomas Gillmer to represent a 19th century Baltimore Clipper and built by Peter Boudreau, Pride of Baltimore II is a sailing memorial to her predecessor, Pride of Baltimore, which tragically sank in a freak squall north of Puerto Rico in 1986. During the PROM QUEEN Class B Rated Length: 34.12 · Sec/Mi: 193.45 Former Names: Mitzvah, Pegasus Home Port: Cambridge, MD Owner: Roger and Paula Worthington Captain: Roger Worthingon Previous Races: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 Prom Queen, designed by Dominique Presles, was built in France in 1977. She is constructed of aluminum, like her big sister, 65-foot Grand Louis, the only schooner to ever compete in the Whitbread round-the-world race.At 56-feet, Prom Queen has the same rig and hull QUINTESSENCE Class C Rated Length: 20.38 · Sec/Mi: 302.07 Home Port: Forked River, NJ Owner-Captain: Paul Gray Previous Races: None Built by Jarvis Newman and Malcomb Pettegrew of Southwest Harbor, ME, Quintessence's hull is a copy of an early 20th century Maine Friendship sloop, Dictator. Dictator was built in 1904 by Robert McLain and is now part of the Mystic Seaport collection. Newman came across the badly deteriorated Dictator in the early 1970s and completely rebuilt the boat. Patricia Divine offers luxury charters and sail training opportunities for up to 24 passengers. Her amenities include rare woods, tapestries, Orientals and bronzes, with state of the art electronics and accommodations. As a crew member on Bonny Rover wrote during the first race, "Oh Patricia Divine is a lady with class, and 14 antennae on each of her masts, and stainless steel winches, each modern device for to float down the Bay with martinis on ice." In 1999, 2004 and 2005 she placed second in Class B.

War of 1812, over 200 fast and maneuverable Baltimore Clippers, well armed and privately owned, ran the British blockade of U.S. ports bringing needed supplies and munitions to American troops. They also preyed on enemy merchant ships, greatly disrupting British commerce. Chasseur, the largest and most successful, earned the nickname `Pride of Baltimore,' following a daring voyage to England where she captured 17 British ships. Today, Pride of Baltimore II serves as a goodwill sailing ambassador for Maryland and the Port of Baltimore: sailing globally to foster international economic ties, to encourage tourism and to serve as an educational platform via the Internet. design­dubbed Campanella by Presles. She was intended to sail fast, long distances with minimal crew, in comfort. The Worthingtons entered their first GCBSR just after bringing her to Maryland from Florida. In Roger's own words, "Owning a schooner and being able to enter the GCBSR has allowed us to meet some of the most interesting and unique people. Paula and I are indebted to Prom Queen for providing the opportunity to experience what it is like to be among the [GCBSR] volunteers and the Captains and crews of these wonderful vessels and to participate in this event." She placed third in 2005 and first in 2006. As part of the restoration process he took measurements off her hull, forever preserving her beautiful lines. Newman created a mold based on the Dictator lines and used it to build a number of glass-hulled "Dictator class" Friendship sloops. Quintessence was built from the same mold but, unlike the rest of the "class," was rigged as a schooner. Quintessence is truly one-of-a-kind! The schooner rig was designed by Ralph Stanley. Pettigrew crafted the deck, superstructure and interior from a Bob Wallstrom design. Currently sailing out of Forked River, NJ, she is a regular sight on Barnegat Bay.

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RESOLUTE Class B Rated Length: 39.45 · Sec/Mi: 167.53 Former Name: Grey Fox Home Port: Washington, DC Owner-Captain: John Slade Previous Races: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006 Resolute is a Ron Holland and Gary Hoyt designed fiberglass Freedom 39 Pilothouse

schooner. A sistership of Saorsa and Goodwind (who placed second in 2005), she was built by Tillotson Pearson in Rhode Island in 1984. She is fast and has an unusually efficient cat rig. In 2005, she took first in Class C, received Line Honors for First at Windmill Point, and was the winner of the Howdy Bailey belt buckle for Best Corrected Time at Windmill Point. Last year, Resolute came in second.

ROSEMARY RUTH Class C Rated Length: 24.14 · Sec/Mi: 263.24 Home Port: Jersey City, NJ Owner-Captain: Richard Hudson Web Page: Previous Races: 2005, 2006 This is the third Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race for this 36-foot Tom Colvin Yin Yang pinky-designed steel schooner built by McConnell Marine in Port Colborne, Ontario,

in 1979. Rosemary Ruth had been ashore for seven years during an unfinished refit when Richard bought her in St. Helens, OR, in October 2004. A great deal of labor went into the construction of this boat. This is not the first race for her owner, Richard Hudson, who raced the 35-foot steel Orbit II in 2000, which was subsequently lost off the coast of Iceland in rough seas in 2002 (check out Richard's website for the details).

SALLY B Class B Rated Length: 34.26 · Sec/Mi: 192.67 Former Name: Yargo Home Port: Galesville, MD Owner-Captain: Daniel MacLeod Previous Races: 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

Sally B almost raced with us in 1997 but was sidelined with a blown engine at the last moment. In 1999 she placed fourth in her class and second in 2001. She officially placed third in 2003 and 2004. However, Sally B actually placed first in Class B in 2004 but did not receive an award due to a transcription error. Her owner accepted this graciously, and we thank him for that. In 2005, Sally B placed fourth. Her owner lives aboard this 65-foot steel J. Murray Watts design built in Norfolk by Spivey in 1970.

SHANTY Class B Rated Length: 33.38 · Sec/Mi: 197.49 Former Name: Free Spirit Home Port: Norfolk, VA Owner: Scott Rogers Previous Races: 2004, 2005, 2006

Shanty, a steel 50-foot Merritt Walters Merry Rover design, was launched in 1995 in Panama City, FL, by John Vinning. Purchased in 2002 by Scott Rogers, she was brought to her new home in Norfolk, VA. This is Shanty's fourth year in the race.

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SINGING GYPSY Class C Rated Length: 23.52 · Sec/Mi: 269.02 Former Name: Sanderling Home Port: Suffolk, VA Owner-Captain: Karla Smith Previous Races: 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 Singing Gypsy is an L. Francis Herreschoff Meadowlark ketch built by Alan Vaitses and re-rigged as a schooner by Lane Briggs to enter the race in 1995. She was built to be an economical family gunkholer: cheap, and easy to build and to sail. Today, only a few of these classic sharpies are still afloat. Her owner adopted her in 1999 as a sail training vessel for Girl Scouts on Chuckatuck Creek. Her shallow draft and leeboards enable her to explore small bays and creeks along the James River. Singing Gypsy remains a lovely sight, true to L. Francis's intentions, and true to Capt. Smith's and Capt. Briggs's dedication to sail training for our youth. Her best showing in the race was in 1999 when she finished at Windmill Point in 17 hours--last. Often her biggest challenge is sailing to Baltimore in time for the race start. She will not race this year but plans to do sail training with youth on the way to the Portsmouth end of the race.

STELLA POLARIS Class C Rated Length: 24.24 · Sec/Mi: 262.40 Home Port: Galena, MD Owner-Captain: Thomas and Joyce Meers Previous Race: 2000, 2006 A gaff-rigged replica of a Grand Banks fisherman, the 44-foot Stella Polaris was designed, built and christened by Peter Van Dine in Annapolis in 1978. Her hull and deck are foam cored fiberglass with teak on glass decks. Her cedar cabins have been replaced with mahogany, and her SULTANA Class B Rated Length: 31.70 · Sec/Mi: 207.28 Home Port: Chestertown, MD Owner: Sultana Projects, Inc. Captain: Bob Brittain Webpage: Previous Races: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 A replica of a Marblehead topsail schooner, Sultana was originally designed and built in 1767 to be used by the British Royal Navy to enforce the notorious tea taxes in the years

spars are hollow wood. With her former owners, she cruised the Eastern Seaboard, Bermuda and the Bahamas. Tom and Joyce Meers found her in East Haddam, CT, in 1998, well used and in a sorry state. They fell in love, trucked her home and have been working on her ever since. Almost eight years later, she was launched on June 30, 2006, at Gregg Neck Bend yard in Galena, MD, her new home. Her interior is partially finished and, upon completion, the Meers hope to cruise extensively. In 2006, Stella Polaris took third in Class C.

preceding the American Revolution. Designed by Benford Design Group and built by John Swain in Chestertown of white oak and framed with osage orange, she relaunched in the spring of 2001. More than 8000 students of all ages take part annually in an educational experience encompassing sailing the Chesapeake and exploring the life of an 18th century sailor during classroom outreach. In 2004, Sultana won the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Maritime Education.

UNICORN Class AA Rated Length: 55.29 · Sec/Mi: 114.13 Former Name: True North Home Port: Fort Pierce, FL Owners: Dawn and Jay Santamaria Captain: Tiffany Krihwan Web: Previous Races: None Tallship Unicorn has been owned by Dawn and Jay Santamaria, a New Jersey-based couple, since 1999. The vessel sails with an all-

female crew and delivers on-board leadership programming for women and teenage girls. Unicorn has just completed a successful summer sail training season putting over 70 teenage girls aboard from Cape May to Nova Scotia through its partnership with Sisters Under Sail, a non-profit leadership program for girls age 13-21. The square rigged schooner will be entering the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race as an all-female crewed vessel.


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VIRGINIA Class AA Rated Length: 77.77 · Sec/Mi: 68.58 Home Port: Norfolk, VA Owner: Virginia Maritime Heritage Foundation Captain: Nicholas Alley Web Page: Previous Race: 2005, 2006

Launched in 2004, Virginia, a wooden 122foot gaff topsail knockabout, was designed by Peter Boudreau and built by Tri-Coastal Marine in Norfolk. She is a replica of the last sailing pilot schooner in use on the Chesapeake Bay. She is a living symbol of Virginia's historic maritime past and is used to promote educational and economic programs for the Commonwealth of Virginia. She placed second in her class in 2005 on corrected time.

VOYAGER Class B Rated Length: 33.21 · Sec/Mi: 198.46 Home Port: New York, NY Owners: Peter and Jeanette Phillipps Captain: Peter Phillipps Previous Races: None Voyager, a John Alden design, was built in 1929 by Morse of Thomaston, Maine. Peter

Phillipps has been her caretaker for 45 years and, his wife, Jeanette Phillipps, for 35 years, during which time she has been their only home. In July, they returned stateside after a 15-year circumnavigation. With Voyager they have logged over 200,000 nautical miles. She was rebuilt a second time by the Phillipps in Phuket, Thailand, in 2003. This will be the first year that she has entered the race.

WILLOW Class C Rated Length: --Not Yet Rated Home Port: Rockport, TX Owner-Captain: David Ware Previous Races: None

Willow, a 32-foot Sandpiper Sharpie designed by Walt Scott, is racing in the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race for the first time. Her owner-captain, David Ware, left their home port of Rockport, TX, in March of this year, sailing around the south of the U.S. and up the Intracoastal Waterway to arrive in Baltimore for the start of the race festivities.

WOODWIND Class A Rated Length: 47.88· Sec/Mi: 135.79 Home Port: Annapolis, MD Owners: Ellen and Ken Kaye Captain: Ken Kaye Web: Previous Races: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 Former teachers, Ken and Ellen Kaye, hired Scarano Boat Building to design and build 74foot Woodwind for the charter trade. In July 1998, the Kayes welcomed sistership Woodwind II. The Woodwinds are the only two identical

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schooners in the world sailing from the same city. These 48-passenger vessels hold private parties, corporate charters, match racing, two hour scheduled public trips and Boat & Breakfasts. Christopher Walken can be seen steering the Woodwind II in the hit movie "The Wedding Crashers." Woodwind has a reputation as a fast light-wind boat and has finished well up in the fleet in all her races. Finishing second after losing her main halyard for two hours in the brisk breezes of 2002 shows she can do well in heavy air, too. Woodwind won first over the finish, first in Class A, and first overall on corrected time in 2003 and 2004. She took third in her class in 2006.

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Class AA Rated (Greater than or equal to 50 feet), Racing to Thimble Shoal Light, 127 NM (nine schooners) Gaff Lady Maryland Rich Hilliman 50.00 129.11 3rd Place 2006 Gaff Mystic Whaler John Eginton 52.31 122.28 Gaff A.J. Meerwald Jesse Briggs 54.84 115.32 Gaff Unicorn Tiffany Kriwhan 55.29 114.13 Gaff Liberty Clipper Rob James 62.47 96.92 Gaff Virginia Nicholas Alley 77.77 74.63 2nd Place 2006 Gaff Pride of Baltimore II Jan Miles 73.18 68.58 1st Place 2006 Gaff Mystic Amy Blumberg 77.76 68.58 Gaff Gazela Ed Stemmler --Not Yet Rated-Class A Rated (40 feet to less than 50 feet), Racing to Thimble Shoal Light, 127 NM (eight schooners) Marconi Heron Aram Nersesian 38.49 171.81 2nd Place 2006 Marconi Antonina Vincent J. Archetto 38.82 170.32 Marconi Adventurer 56 Art Birney 38.82 170.32 1st Place 2006 Marconi Resolute John Slade 39.45 167.53 2nd Place 2006 (B) Marconi Paquito Bill Fanjoy 41.11 160.52 Marconi Britanya Ed Kern 45.79 142.83 Staysail Woodwind Ken Kaye 47.88 135.79 3rd Place 2006 Muñequita Mike Lawrence --Not Yet Rated-Class B Rated (30 feet to less than 40 feet), Racing to Windmill Point Light, 80 NM (12 schooners) Gaff Sultana Bob Brittain 31.70 207.28 Gaff Adventurer-65 Mark Faulstick 32.07 205.07 3rd Place 2006 Gaff Voyager Peter Phillipps 33.21 198.46 Gaff Shanty Scott Rogers 33.38 197.49 Gaff Martha White Bob Kay 33.63 196.12 Marconi Prom Queen Roger Worthington 34.12 193.45 1st Place 2006 Marconi Sally B Daniel MacLeod 34.26 192.67 Goodwind Greg Cantori 35.99 183.70 Marconi Edlyn Rose Jay Irwin 36.43 181.51 Gaff Bonny Rover Ray Haywood --Not Yet Rated-Liberté Chris Tietje --Not Yet Rated-- Gaff Patricia Divine Helmut Hawkins --Not Yet Rated-Class C Rated (Less than 30 feet), Racing to Windmill Point Light, 80 NM (13 schooners) Gaff Quintessence Paul Gray 20.38 302.07 Marconi Ann Elizabeth Paul Schaub 20.79 297.41 Gaff Delight David Kabler 22.17 282.34 Gaff Singing Gypsy Karla Smith 23.52 269.02 Gaff Adventure David J. Holmes 24.01 264.41 Gaff Rosemary Ruth Richard Hudson 24.14 263.24 Gaff Stella Polaris T. & J. Meers 24.24 262.40 Gaff Farewell Linda Meakes 26.48 243.43 Junk Libertate Peter Carroll 27.44 235.97 Cuchulain Bill Durkin 28.43 228.75 Gaff Gaff Norfolk Rebel Steve Briggs --Not Yet Rated-Gaff Cashier Royce Reed --Not Yet Rated-- Marconi Willow David Ware --Not Yet Rated--

1st Place 2006 3rd Place 2006 2nd Place 2006

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The Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race



Class AA, 127 nm

1. Pride of Baltimore II 2. Virginia 3. Lady Maryland 4. Liberty Clipper 5. Mystic Whaler 6. Gazela Jan Miles Nicholas Alley Rich Hilliman Rob James John Eginton Brian McNamara Art Birney Aram Nersesian Ken and Ellen Kaye Ian Thomas James Fanjoy Roger Worthington John Slade Mark Faulstick Bob Kay Vincent J Archetto Daniel MacLeod Robert H Pulsch Bob Brittain Duncan Hood Scott Rogers Jim Cook Helmut Hawkins Ed Kern Joe Braun Chris and Jane Tietje Mark and Ray Haywood David Holmes Linda Meakes Thomas Meers Bill Durkin Richard Hudson Dylan Bailey Steve Briggs David Junkins Peter Carroll Bruce Davies Karla Smith David Kabler Al Bezanson Steven Lampredi John Baker Royce Reed Baltimore, MD Norfolk, VA Baltimore, MD Boston, MA New London, CT Philadelphia, PA Annapolis, MD Solomons Island, MD Annapolis, MD Vineyard Haven, MA Magothy Beach, MD Cambridge, MD Annapolis, MD Norwalk, CT Chestertown, MD Townsend Inlet, NJ Galesville, MD Port Monmouth, NJ Chestertown, MD Washington, DC Norfolk, VA Norfolk, VA Annapolis, MD Lusby, MD Norfolk, VA Annapolis, MD Norfolk, VA Annapolis, MD Baltimore, MD Galena, MD Pasadena, MD Jersey City, NJ Norfolk, VA Norfolk, VA Annapolis, MD Annapolis, MD Prudence Island, RI Suffolk, VA Cape Charles, VA Manchester, MA








Class A, 127 nm

1. Adventurer 56 2. Heron MD 3. Woodwind 4. When And If DNF: Paquito

Class B, 80 nm

1. Prom Queen 2. Resolute 3. Adventurer 65 4. Martha White 5. Antonina 6. Sally B 7. Heron NJ 8. Sultana 9. American Spirit 10. Shanty


Race Chairs for Baltimore and Portsmouth





Who care about our Maritime Heritage and the restoration of the Bay

DNF: Seraph DNF: Patricia Divine DNS: Britanya DNS: Dorothy June DNS: Liberté DNS: Bonny Rover

Class C, 80 nm

1. Adventure 2. Farewell 3. Stella Polaris 4. Cuchulain 5. Rosemary Ruth

DNF: Horizon DNF: Norfolk Rebel DNF: Ann Elizabeth DNF: Libertate DNS: Estrela DNS: Singing Gypsy DNS: Delight DNS: Green Dragon DNS: Lion DNS: Jacob Jones DNS: Cashier DNF: Peace IV

New Yarmouth, MD Bivalve, NJ


Class Catramaran, 127 nm

Ann and Neville Clement Providence, RI

The Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race

The Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race



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