The Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race finished last weekend in Portsmouth, VA and here is a glimpse of goings on there. Brett Ramsey and Al Bezanson from the Gloucester Schooner Festival Committee attend on a regular basis.
Night crew tended to the schooner bait, aka slow roasted pork. No need to hurry, for the wind was contrary and most of the boats were a long time getting there.
In due time it was roasted to perfection
Transportation to Norfolk was compromised for a worthy cause
The Dockmaster’s Command Center was set up while the Schooner Liaison Crews kept the coffee flowing. It was going to be a very long wait for the arrival of most of the boats.
The race this year was hosted by four boat/yacht clubs, and the Portsmouth Boat Club stood by the docking area.
Early arrivals were BRILLIANT, LIGHT REIGN AND WOODWIND. They are docked at the North Landing, adjacent to the Renaissance Hotel and Portsmouth Visitor Center.
More to come, including the race results, in Part 2 of this report.