Norfolk Rebel - Elizabeth River Project
Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race Inc.
Norfolk Rebel - Elizabeth River Project

The "tugantine" Norfolk Rebel is the world's first (and only) sail-powered, schooner-rigged tugboat. The Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race got its start when, in 1988, Captain Lane Briggs of the Norfolk Rebel challenged the Pride of Baltimore II to a race down the Bay. Now owned and operated by Lane's son Steve Briggs, the Norfolk Rebel is still in many ways the heart and soul of the GCBSR. 

Norfolk Rebel is racing on behalf of the Elizabeth River Project. ERP's mission is to restore the Elizabeth River to the highest practical level of environmental quality through government, business and community partnerships. 

ABOUT 2020 Virtual Race

In a normal year, the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race takes dozens of schooners out on the Bay, racing from Baltimore down to Norfolk. But 2020 is not a normal year.

This year, we're holding a Virtual Race! Each of our schooners has picked a nonprofit partner, and is racing to raise as much money as possible for charity. YOU can participate in the race by choosing a schooner, making a contribution, and sharing this webpage with your family and friends! 100% of gifts will go directly to charity, and will help make the Chesapeake Bay region a healthier, stronger, and more beautiful place to live.

Donations of $50 to $249 will receive a Commemorative Face Mask.  Donations of $250 and above will receive a Commemorative "Q" Flag Burgee !!!!

Gifts are considered tax-deductible contributions to the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race. At the end of the race, GCBSR will contribute 100% of your donation directly to your team's charitable cause.

Please note: The Chesapeake Bay schooner community could not exist without people like you, and we're eager to keep in touch. If you opt in to email communications when you donate, GCBSR will share your contact information with the schooner you support, as well as the partner nonprofit that will receive your donation. If you do not wish to be contacted, please opt out of communications on the donation form.

Name Date Amount Comments
Yolima Carr 10/17/2020 $51.80 Go Norfolk Rebel!
Joshua Priest 10/17/2020 $51.80  
Linda Gunn 10/17/2020 $20.91 Go big R!
Melissa Page & Brian Deutsch 10/17/2020 $103.30  
S/V Ravensong Dunn/Price 10/17/2020 $103.30  
Mike & Amy Aiken 10/17/2020 $257.78 Put A Sail On It Captain Steve! The mighty tugantine Norfolk Rebel is always the leader!!
Ruth Lane 10/17/2020 $103.30 Thank you!
Bear and Brenda Stankavich 10/17/2020 $103.30 Bear & Phil docked the schooners for many fun filled years!
Ian Ambs 10/17/2020 $51.80 For the river.
Ray & Roz Moore 10/17/2020 $20.91 The Norfolk Rebel is always a winner!! Roz & Ray Moore
Bob Jackson 10/17/2020 $515.24  
Greg Edwards 10/17/2020 $51.80  
Bob and Marjorie Jackson 10/17/2020 $1,545.11  
Sarah McBride 10/17/2020 $51.80 For Elizabeth River Project
Robin Dunbar 10/17/2020 $10.61  
Susan Beers 10/17/2020 $103.30  
Bob Layton 10/17/2020 $1,030.18 In Memory of BB (Betty Beryl)Schenk Black Dog Trophpy winner.
Anonymous Friend 10/17/2020 $515.24 For Captain Lane and his love of the Chesapeake Bay
Anonymous Friend 10/17/2020 $515.24 For Captain Lane
Bob and Marjorie Jackson 10/17/2020 $267.04  
Rip Mayne 10/16/2020 $31.20  
Jeff Keppers 10/16/2020 $103.30  
Albert L. Roper 10/16/2020 $208.43 Sail on Norfolk Rebel and the Memory of Cap'n Briggs
Mark Rooney 10/16/2020 $26.06  
Bill Carton 10/16/2020 $51.80 Sail Fast! Sail South!
Sherman Gifford 10/16/2020 $1,000.00  
Karen Hayes 10/16/2020 $51.80 In honor of Captain Lane and the Tugantine. Argh, mates -- what a pirate!!
Cobb's Marina 10/16/2020 $1,030.18  
Dano & Maho Quinn 10/16/2020 $26.06  
Holly & Rob Sanger 10/16/2020 $103.30  
Spencer Hull 10/16/2020 $103.30  
Jean Townsend 10/16/2020 $103.30  
Judy & Steve Perry 10/16/2020 $100.00  
Kristina Bezanson 10/16/2020 $51.80  
John Sproat 10/16/2020 $36.35  
George Bangs 10/16/2020 $50.00 Fair winds and following seas
Mary Phillips 10/16/2020 $106.69 There's the right way, wrong way and the Rebel way! Go Rebel!
Andrea Alexander 10/16/2020 $10.61  
Bob Jackson 10/16/2020 $257.78 To the best maritime family ever, Rebel Marine!
John Eginton 10/16/2020 $100.00  
Jacquelyn Dessino 10/16/2020 $103.30  
Morgan Whispell 10/16/2020 $103.30  
John Sherwood 10/16/2020 $257.78  
Lee Briggs 10/16/2020 $103.30  
Andrew Zink 10/16/2020 $26.06  
Sharon Q. Adams 10/16/2020 $51.80  
Scott and Maria P Rogers 10/16/2020 $257.78  
DIANE KASPER 10/16/2020 $26.06 Hi YA ALL
Grethe Lindemann 10/16/2020 $55.00  
Kelly Bailey 10/16/2020 $26.06 Fair Winds and a ‘Cup O’Tay’ for ye!!
Susan Smith 10/15/2020 $51.80 Yeah! Norfolk Rebel - thank you Capt. Steve!!
Peter Briggs 10/15/2020 $1,030.18 This is from Town Point Yacht Club
Jesse Briggs 10/15/2020 $257.78 Sail on Norfolk Rebel, may your course be straight and true!
Liz Boatwright 10/15/2020 $51.80  
Susan Boatwright 10/15/2020 $103.30 Thanks for all you do :)
Thomas J Donan 10/15/2020 $800.00  
Casey Shaw 10/15/2020 $51.80 In honor of one of Lane's many mentees & a hero for the Elizabeth River, Pam Boatwright
Pam Boatwright 10/15/2020 $103.30 Go Norfolk Rebel!
Don Gulliver 10/15/2020 $103.30 In honor of BB, one of Lane's and the Norfolk Rebel's biggest fans!
Sarah Murphy 10/15/2020 $51.80  
Linda & Brian Dunleavy 10/15/2020 $103.30 Happy Virtual Racing!!!!!
Scott McKinley 10/15/2020 $52.34  
Walter Boatwright 10/15/2020 $51.80  
Bob and Marjorie Jackson 10/15/2020 $1,030.18 THANKS NORFOLK REBEL!!!
Bob Layton 10/15/2020 $257.78  
Marc & Caryn West 10/15/2020 $257.78  
Zachary Allin 10/15/2020 $103.30  
Paul & Amy Barhag 10/15/2020 $108.19 All these years and Norfolk Rebel is still Number One!
Trina Jackson 10/15/2020 $26.06  
Steven G Briggs 10/14/2020 $1,000.00  
Anonymous Friend 10/14/2020 $102.02 Go Rebel!!! Maybe we'll win it all this year :)
Bill Mellen 10/14/2020 $515.24  
David Bell 10/14/2020 $26.06 In honor of the Briggs family of mariners
Buford & Camille Rowland 10/14/2020 $51.80  
Diane Bellomo 10/14/2020 $20.91  
Kathryn Whittaker 10/14/2020 $103.30 Let’s set more sail and win this race!!
Elin Af Klinteberg 10/14/2020 $51.80  
Clyde Nordan 10/14/2020 $51.80  
Samantha Briggs 10/14/2020 $51.80 Thanks Stevie for all you do!
Bobbi Waldrop 10/14/2020 $51.80  
Dana Mancinelli 10/14/2020 $250.00  
Jody Keppers 10/14/2020 $51.80  
Terry Briggs 10/10/2020 $103.30  
Colleen GLEASON 10/10/2020 $51.80  
  Total $17,115.38