Come out and see a spectacle of beautiful classic wooden sailboats as they race along the mouth of the Severn River to showcase their history and elegant design!
The race will take place on Sunday, September 12 at 11:00am on the Severn River at the entrance to Annapolis Harbor (*weather permitting). The course is a pursuit style race meaning that the slowest boats will start first followed by the fastest, and the winner of each class will be determined by the length of time it took them to complete the course.
Participating boats range in size from 8-ft to 65-ft and will be on display at the Eastport Yacht Club, Annapolis Waterfront Sailing Center, and the Annapolis Maritime Museum.
Great viewing spots can be found at the U.S. Naval Academy seawall (anyone over the age of 16 must present a valid photo I.D.; dogs are allowed on campus; public parking is available downtown), Severn Sailing Association, Eastport Yacht Club (non-members are allowed on EYC’s docks but children under the age of 15 must wear a life jacket; the parking lot and clubhouse is for members only), Horn Point Park in Eastport and of course, on the water.
If you are interested in participating in the race but do not own or have access to a classic wooden sailboat, the Schooner Woodwinds once again invite you to participate aboard their boats which will be racing in the “Spirit of Tradition Class.” Tickets prices include a 3.5 hour cruise, bagged lunch, soft drinks, bottled water, and tax. There will also be a cash bar available that will include a selection of craft beer and wine. For more information about the Schooner Woodwinds’ Classic Wooden Sailboat Rendezvous & Race Cruise and/or to purchase tickets, please call 410-263-7837 or go to https://www.schoonerwoodwind.com/event/classic-wooden-boat-regatta-2021/