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A Message from the Commodore | American Schooner Association

A Message from the Commodore

Fatality in the GCBSR

The tragic death of Steve Case in the recent Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race should serve as a serious lesson for all of us. And that lesson, as admirably stated on our website by John Eginton and Greg DeCowsky, should be that safety at sea is too often not seriously considered by too many of us. Steve was an experienced sailor. So are many of us. But no matter how experienced one may be, no matter the sea or weather conditions, no matter the size of the vessel, safety must always be a major consideration and must always be on our minds. As Greg suggested, the Board of Governors will consider making safety a part of next year’s annual meeting. In the meantime, we, too, offer our sincere condolences to Steve’s family and our best wishes to the organizers and crews who took part in the race.

Sam Hoyt

2012 Challenge for the Fishermen's Cup Race Results

The Great Provincetown Schooner Regatta is underway. Our first race, a schooners-only race from Gloucester to Provincetown, was held Tuesday. Schooner Tyrone, a Crocker design owned by Capt. Matt Sutphin captured top honors, for the second year in a row.
Schooner Adventurer, owned by Capt. Mark Faulstick, rounded Long Point in second position. Schooner Estrela, owned by Sandi & Steve Atwood and skippered by Capt. Bruce Davies finished in third position. WOS Roseway chose to motor/sail in to provide the photo opportunity the crowd at MacMillan Pier was waiting for. Thank you so much to Abby & Tom for that. Schooners Perception and Ardelle also participated.