Local schooner fans might enjoy tracking the boats in the 127 mile Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race starting today at 1330 off Annapolis. Entries in this year’s race include these schooners who have raced in Gloucester: Adventurer 65, Apella, Brilliant, Hindu, Liberty Clipper, Light Reign, Lynx, and Pride of Baltimore II. Istar, stormy Mayo’s new schooner from Provincerown is also racing. The tracking link is http://www.baltimoremarinecenters.com/About-BMC/Schooner-Race-Tracking.aspx
Here’s the forecast at the start. Not a friendly one for schooners.
The actual wind near the start is displayed here
There is a half day oyster and pig roast at the finish in Portsmouth, VA. When you’ve spent up to forty hours rockin’ and rollin’ your way down the bay dodging shipping traffic it’s the light at the end of the tunnel.