ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — It’s an exciting time of year for sailing enthusiasts — the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race kicked off Thursday.
The annual schooner race, which brings together sailors and vessels from around the world, starts at noon south of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in Annapolis.READ MORE: Jury Acquits Man Of Murder Of Baltimore Anti-Violence Advocate Dante Barksdale
If you can’t get out on the water to watch the action in person, don’t sweat it. CBSN Baltimore will have live aerials from Chopper 13 starting at 12:30 p.m.
Those of you who are out on the boat are asked to give the race participants plenty of room so they can maneuver safely through the water.READ MORE: Baltimore City Public Schools Honors 12 Students Killed During 2021-22 School Year
Thursday’s race is just one aspect of the 30-year-old sailing event, which runs from Oct. 5 to Oct. 11.
Earlier this week, sailing fans had the chance to check out the schooners assembled for this race. The Parade of Sail was also held Wednesday evening.
On Saturday, the public can get a close-up view of the schooners while they’re docked at Freemason Harbor Basin in Norfolk.MORE NEWS: No Injuries After Crash Involving 2 School Buses, SUV In Edgewood