The fleet set off from Fells Point in Baltimore today for the 2010 Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race, and are now well out in the Chesapeake Bay with most past Thomas Point Light, and the leaders now passing the southern end of Kent Island.
You can track their progress live here.
Woodwind, a 74’, two masted staysail schooner out of Annapolis, MD is out in front, followed closely by Adventurer (42-footer out of Shady Side, MD), the Pride of Baltimore II (my personal favorite, a 157-foot topsail schooner out of Baltimore, MD), and Heron (60-footer out of Solomons Island, MD).
Virginia set the current time to beat of 11 hours, 18 minutes and 53 seconds in the 2007 Great Chesapeake Bay Schoooner Race. But with rain and moderate winds out of the NNW in the area today, we may see that record fall…