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.
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.
|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 .||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!||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.||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||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||Marjorie Jackson||10/17/2020||$267.04||Rip Mayne||10/16/2020||$31.20||Jeff Keppers||10/16/2020||$103.30||Al 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||Lane 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!!!!!||Andrew Mckinley||10/15/2020||$52.34||Walter Boatwright||10/15/2020||$51.80||Marjorie Jackson||10/15/2020||$1,030.18||THANKS NORFOLK REBEL!!!||Bob Layton||10/15/2020||$257.78||Marc and Caryn West||10/15/2020||$257.78||Zachary Allin||10/15/2020||$103.30||Paul Barhag||10/15/2020||$108.19||All these years and Norfolk Rebel is still Number One!||Trina Jackson||10/15/2020||$26.06||Steven 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||Lane Briggs||10/10/2020||$51.80|