DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND HEAVY RAIN PREDICTED ON SUNDAY, PARADE OF SAIL AND MAYOR’S RACE ARE RESCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH.
UPDATED JUST NOW:
SKIPPER’S MEETING IS STILL ON SUNDAY MORNING AT 8:30am.
RECEPTION AND DINNER IS STILL ON SUNDAY AT 6pm.
THE MAYOR’S RACE IS AT 1pm ON MONDAY.
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Sunday and Monday schedule are as follows:
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2017
This meeting is required for all Schooners sailing in the Mayor’s Race. Meet at Solomon Jacobs Park, immediately adjacent to the U.S. Coast Guard Station on Harbor Loop.
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Reception and Awards Ceremony
for captains, crews and invited guests (ticketed event).
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2017 10:30 am
Parade of Sail Viewing Party at Beauport, the Sleeper McCann House.
Visit Beauport for some of the best views of the annual Gloucester Schooner Festival’s Parade of Sail. Watch schooners sail to the Eastern Point Light breakwater to begin the Mayor’s race for the Esperanto Cup. Coffee and light breakfast refreshments are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Bring blankets and/or chairs and other refreshments if preferred. The house is not available for tours during this event. $10 Historic New England members, $15 nonmembers. Registration is required. 978-283-0800
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Parade of Sail as Schooners proceed from Inner Harbor, past the Fishermen’s Memorial on Stacy Boulevard, to the race starting area off Eastern Point.
11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Shuttle Bus to Eastern Point Light, from Eastern Point Gate (Eastern Point Boulevard at Farrington Avenue) to watch the start of the Mayor’s Race. Free ofCharge, courtesy of Cape Ann Transportation Authority.
Start of Mayor’s Race for the Esperanto Cup, Columbia Trophy, Ned Cameron Trophy; and Betty Ramsey Trophy off Eastern Point.
Monday evening is an impromptu gathering, but not official as of yet.
Schooner Festival Committee making today’s decision to postpone Sunday’s events including Mayor’s Race and Parade of Sail
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