Schooner Alliance is a 105’ steel schooner built in 1995 in Florida. She is owned and captained by Greg and Laura Lohse of Yorktown Sailing Charters, LLC.
Alliance is sailing this year on behalf of The Watermen’s Museum, also based in Yorktown, VA. The museum's mission is to demonstrate the role Chesapeake Bay Watermen, from pre-colonial to modern times, have played in the shaping of our nation. The museum hosts historical exhibits depicting military and civilian water craft and activities, the crafts and methods of their trade, and a look into the lives of the people that have worked and fought on the water. The museum also is the destination for educational field trips, running programs for hundreds of schoolkids every year. GCBSR has lent its support to the Watermen's Museum's summer camp programs - sponsoring children in need of financial assistance and the families of military members and first responders.
The Alliance and the Watermen's Museum have been longtime partners. Alliance is often seen bringing kids from the summer camp program out on the water, or having a cannon battle with the camp’s shore battery.
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.
|Lea Gryk||10/17/2020||$51.80||Tim Smith||10/17/2020||$51.52||All the best.||Philip Bowditch||10/17/2020||$206.28||Go Alliance and Watermen's Museum||Bob & Lorraine Arduini||10/17/2020||$51.80||Thomas Carmines||10/17/2020||$51.80||Good luck!||Nancy McGill||10/17/2020||$51.80||Ben & Jerry's (Yorktown Frozen Assets)||10/17/2020||$500.00||Jacques Van Montfrans||10/16/2020||$20.91||Marshall McWhirter||10/16/2020||$103.30||James & Carla Rice||10/16/2020||$51.80||Elsa & Carleton Bakkum||10/16/2020||$103.30||Steven Ormsby||10/16/2020||$103.30||Go Alliance!||Corey Roy||10/16/2020||$20.91||THOMAS SPELLMAN||10/16/2020||$31.31||Go Alliance!||Sean Connor||10/16/2020||$103.30||Go Alliance!!||Michele Townsend||10/16/2020||$51.80||Dano & Maho Quinn||10/16/2020||$26.06||David Kabler||10/16/2020||$51.80||Fair winds and following seas for the museum!||Colburn Crockett||10/16/2020||$77.55||Mary Kuppe||10/16/2020||$102.02||Good luck - From Emily, Andrew and Mary||Randy Pryor||10/16/2020||$102.02||Maria Cristina Di Stefano||10/16/2020||$21.12||Jocelyn Lohse||10/16/2020||$77.55||Many happy memories sailing with y’all!||Fran & Tom Butterfoss||10/16/2020||$103.30||Peter Kellogg||10/16/2020||$2,574.97||Jennifer Carver||10/16/2020||$103.30||Rudy Schreiber||10/16/2020||$5.46||My goodbye present to the Waterman’s museum||Barbara McWhirter||10/15/2020||$103.30||Go Alliance and Waterman's Museum||Judith McDowell||10/15/2020||$103.30||Love Alliance! Love Watermen’s!||Karen Burden||10/15/2020||$26.06||Teri Hodson||10/15/2020||$20.91||Jim&Joyce Dillard||10/15/2020||$26.06||Don't pinch||Sharon Bowers||10/15/2020||$51.80||Keith Jones||10/14/2020||$51.80||Go Alliance and Watermen's Museum!!!!||Mark Arduini||10/14/2020||$51.80||Go Alliance! Go Watermen's!||Anne & Pete Buse||10/14/2020||$103.30||Yorktown is very fortunate to have both the Schooner Alliance and the Watermen's Museum!||LESLIE and HANK VICCELLIO||10/14/2020||$102.02||Thanks, Laura and Greg!||Toni and Rick Gay||10/14/2020||$103.30||All hands to the rail! Best of luck.|