Docked at Nauticus in Downtown, Norfolk, VA the Schooner Virginia serves the Nauticus mission in engaging the Hampton Roads community with a focus on delivering transformative maritime experiences and hands on learning to students of all backgrounds and ages, museum visitors and the general public. The Schooner Virginia's programming emphasizes STEM education, maritime history, tall ship training, workforce development and the conservation of our local waterways.
Schooner Virginia is raising funds for the Nauticus Foundation, the nonprofit organization established to promote the mission and activities of Nauticus. Norfolk, Virginia's Nauticus is an exciting interactive science and technology center that explores the naval, economic, and nautical power of the sea. It serves as home to the historic Battleship Wisconsin, the Schooner Virginia, and much more. The Nauticus Foundation's mission is to benefit its community through education, impactful experiences and by sharing access to maritime resources.
The Schooner Virginia is a loyal participant in the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race. The race is something supporters and volunteers look forward to each year. Virginia's participation in the virtual race not only helps raise critical revenue to support the foundation, but also to promote passion for tall ships and continued education for the public.
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.
|Stephen Kirkland||10/17/2020||$200.00||Stephanie Sweeney||10/17/2020||$51.80||Katie Guy||10/17/2020||$51.80||Ron & Barri Soreil||10/17/2020||$51.80||May you always have fair winds!||Paul OKeefe||10/16/2020||$175.50||Schooner Va - Part of a great organization||Diane Wells||10/16/2020||$20.91||Grant Simmons||10/16/2020||$51.80||Go Virginia!||Carson Haack||10/16/2020||$51.80||Douglas Union||10/16/2020||$51.80||Keep Her Sailing ! ⛵️||Pearl Windle||10/16/2020||$51.80||Anonymous Friend||10/16/2020||$103.30||Preston Carraway||10/16/2020||$515.24||Keep the spirit alive! Preston & Sherry Carraway||Hannah Twiddy||10/16/2020||$257.78||11:01:41! From CCSC||Terry Wright||10/16/2020||$51.80||Joshua & Lisa C. Navone||10/16/2020||$520.60||Russ & Ann Sage||10/16/2020||$103.30||Godspeed Virginia - The fastest and most beautiful Schooner on Chesapeake Bay!||David Rosedale||10/15/2020||$102.02||Thank you for all you do.||KC Fullmer||10/15/2020||$51.80||Virginia is for tall ship Lovers!||John Pitron||10/15/2020||$103.30||TC Jones||10/15/2020||$20.91||Schooner Volunteers rock!||Vincent Tophoff||10/14/2020||$100.00||Let's sail!||Mark A Kahles||10/14/2020||$260.46||Paul Simko||10/14/2020||$20.91||Steve Earley||10/14/2020||$26.06||Rehn West||10/14/2020||$26.06||Nick Wheeler||10/14/2020||$26.06||Michael Bevis||10/14/2020||$51.80||Kristopher McClellan||10/14/2020||$51.80||Clyde Nordan||10/14/2020||$51.80|