October 19, 2013 along Portsmouth, Virginia's riverfront.

"One of the Greatest Gathering of Schooners in the World" featuring participating schooners from the 24th Annual Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Schooner Days 2010 Welcomes the Schooner Heron

The Schooner HERON close-hauled with the Schooner VIRGINIA during the beginning of a past Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race.
Schooner HERON was designed by French Naval Architect Dominique Presles and built in La Rochelle, France, in 1984. A sistership was built four years earlier, changes and improvements made, and HERON was the final product for this design.

Schooner Heron Specifications:
Length Overall: 60 feet
Beam: 15 feet 6 inches
Draft: 6 feet board up, 13 feet board down
Displacement: approx 22 Tons
Sailing Rig: Staysail Schooner
Construction: Aluminum
Engine: 100 hp Detroit Diesel

Schooner HERON under sail.
Schooner HERON  is generally high up in the standings, and won First Place in her class in 2001 and 2008. In 2001, she was overall winner, having the best corrected time of all vessels.

Schooner HERON jockeying for position during the beginning of the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race.
Schooner Heron Charters is offering two seats for paying crew aboard for the 2010 Race. Click on the link here http://www.schoonerheron.com/gcbsr/index.html for information about this exciting offer. Wow, what an adventure!

Crew aboard the Schooner HERON in this year's Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race.
Visit their website at http://www.schoonerheron.com for information about the Schooner HERON and please be sure to come and participate in this year's Schooner Days in Olde Towne Portsmouth, Virginia and meet the crew of the Schooner HERON. See you there!

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