Harvey Gamage Screams
Down the Chesapeake
The Harvey Gamage had a spectacular ride down the bay in the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race, passing competition left and right. Many thanks to the students who joined us from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, SUNY Maritime, and the University of Mary Washington for their help on tactics, sail trim, and for sharing in this adventure!
While the adjusted time race results are not in, we are hopeful for a favorable position. Surprised faces greeted us as we sailed over the finish line in Portsmouth, VA — having not expected us for many more hours! The fastest speed that we saw, under full sail, was 10.8 knots.
Keep checking back as we wait to hear our final race time, and congratulations to all other schooners and their crews for a successful race down the Chesapeake!