Joey… more photos from GREEN DRAGON and another reminder…
The Gloucester Schooner Race takes place September 2nd. Nowadays the race is set up as a beam reach, usually three times around a pair of buoys set a couple miles apart. Schooners are at their best reaching, with the wind on the beam, and if there is a good breeze their big mainsails provide all the power they can use. Reaching is also the most comfortable point of sail – no rock and roll. There is still space available for paying passengers on the larger boats, and the cost is usually less than the price of a ticket to a major league sporting event.
So, spectators, get off the boulevard and get on a boat for an up close and personal experience!