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CAPTAIN’S LOG: 25th Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race of 2014 – A story of the “new” schooners…

The first four vessels of the fleet bigger classes (AA, A & B) that must finish by crossing the Thimble Shoal Light finish line down at the bottom of the Chesapeake Bay represent the last 100 year technological spread of design and material. Those finishers are Woodwind, Summerwind, Brilliant, and Light Reign. Of the leading four schooners, the fully original old…

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On Racing to Save the Bay

PRIDE went racing again in the annual Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race. The crew did really well and helped bring PRIDE to her 2nd in Class AA finish, in race weather that favored the slim, light weight yacht designs, and truly hindered the heavy workboat designs. Still, the two longest boats in this year’s fleet, with PRIDE being the heaviest,…

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