Category Archives: Schooner
Out for a late summer sail.
Join us onboard the Schooner Thomas E. Lannon for a fundraiser for the rebuilding of the Magnolia Pier.
$100/person includes a glass of champagne and delicious appetizers while we sail about Gloucester’s historic harbor.
Magnolia Pier Fundraiser Aboard the Thomas E. Lannon
Sun, September 23, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT
If you had the opportunity to see the schooners docked at Gloucester’s gorgeous new floating dock, located at I4-C2, know that it was constructed by Beacon Marine Basin and installed by Brett Ramsey’s company Ramsey Marine and Dock Construction. The floating dock was created by Gloucester Maritime and the Schooner Festival Committee to provide schooners with a convenient place to moor.
The new dock was well utilized during the three day Schooner Festival event. By late Sunday afternoon, there were a total of five schooners, as well as the Tall Ship Lynx, moored at the floating dock!
With 29 schooners participating and a three day stretch of perfect weather, the 34th Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival was a magnificent success. Congratulations to all the schooners, to the captains, crew, festival committee members, and to all the volunteers and organizations who make possible this most stellar of maritime sailing events.
GLOUCESTER SCHOONER FESTIVAL 2018 RACE RESULTS
Mayor’s Race Large Schooner: Adventure
Columbia Trophy: Columbia
Medium Schooner: Tree of Life
Medium Schooner with a Marconi-rig: Brilliant
Small Schooner: Malibar
Small Schooner with a Marconi-rig: Blackbird
Amanda Maderia Award for the George Nichols Cup for Women Skippers: Hindu
Thank you to the Schooner Committee for organizing this amazing and fun event. We watched the Parade of Sails from Lady Jillian, a great way to see all the schooners.
Yesterday’s Parade of Sails was tremendous. A bustling harbor was out in full force to admire the schooners, but we were lucky enough to get close to a few of them. Ironically, the wind in their sails was breathtaking.
Parade of Sails, more photos to come
The Mayor’s Schooner Festival Welcoming Reception was a fantastic success and wonderful fun. Maritime Gloucester’s dock was overflowing with Schooner Fest friends, well-wishers, and organizers. I think it was the most well attended ever and speaks to the growing success of Gloucester’s Schooner Festival (and to our Mayor’s charisma!).Mayor Sefatia welcomed Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Karen Polito, Schooner Bluenose II Captain Phil Watson and both Representative Ann Margaret Ferrante and State Senator Bruce Tarr were in attendance.
The Schooner Festival Committee is simply amazing. Below are listed the members of the committee. When you see any one of these super heroic volunteers around town, tell them thank you for the tremendous job they are doing in producing annually Gloucester’s uniquely beautiful and spectacular Schooner Festival.
Gloucester Schooner Festival Committee:
Daisy Nell, Chair, Tracy Arabian, Peter Bent, Alan Bezanson, Ed Boynton, John Borzerelli, Harold Burnham, Jim Caulkett, Elizabeth Carey, TJ Ciarametaro, Charlie Clark, Stan Collinson, Michael Costello, Jo-Anne Crawford, Lee Cunningham, Michaell De Koster, Carol Decker, Stefan Edick, Heath Ellis, Tom Ellis, Chad Johnson, Michael Lipton, James Lowell, Laura Lowell, Amanda Madeira, Allie McCarthy, John McCarthy, Judith Nast, Barry Pett, Christopher Ramsden, Brett Ramsey, Courtney Richardson, Ken Riehl, Suzanne Silveira , Russ Smith, Chris Stepler, Mary Kay Taylor, Brenda Treuhaft.
The Gloucester Schooner Festival committee thanks the following organizations for their tremendous support.
Art Harbor, b*true promotions, Beauport Hospitality Group, Brown’s Yacht Yard, Cape Ann Brewing Company, Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, Cape Ann Museum, Cape Ann Transportation Authority, Cape Ann YMCA, The Causeway Restaurant, City of Gloucester, MA, The Cricket Press, Cruiseport Gloucester, Eastern Point Yacht Club, Essex Radio & TV , Essex Shipbuilding Museum, First Ipswich Bank, Gaybrook Garage, The Gerondelis Foundation, Gloucester DPW, The Gloucester Fund, Gloucester Harbormaster, Gloucester Police Department, Gloucester Rental Center, Good Morning Gloucester, Gorton’s of Gloucester , Intershell, Jodrey State Fish Pier, Maritime Gloucester, Market Basket , Mortillaro Lobster, Donald Mosher Gallery, North Sails, The Pewter Shop, Rose’s Marine , Russell Orchards, Ryan & Wood Distilleries, Schooner Adventure , Schooner Ardelle , Schooner Thomas E. Lannon, Sea Scouts North Shore Ship 5, Seafood Display Auction, Seaside Graphics, The Shed, TD Bank, Turtle Alley, USCG Cutter Grand Isle, USCG Sector Boston, and USCG Station Gloucester.
Friday was fun with the schooners arriving and then the Reception. This afternoon Rick and I are going on the Lannon already excited.
Thank you to The Coast Guard
These beautiful baskets are donated by the Schooner Festival Committee and include not only fresh fruit, but freshly baked bread from Virgilios and handmade chocolates from Turtle Alley. The Ramsey’s deliver each basket, via boat, to every participating schooner on Friday afternoon. It’s no wonder schooners from around the globe love to come to Gloucester.
Brett Ramsey Photo
Very windy with gave a diamond look to the blue ocean.
Have you ever wondered about this amazing houseboat when you drive towards the bridge? Wouldn’t it be FANTASTIC to stay on it for a weekend? You can bid on a weekend stay at the live auction during the Kay Ellis Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser on August 20th!
Enjoy a sunset schooner cruise aboard the Lannon or Ardelle, followed
by dinner, dessert, local music, and a pirate raffle.
In 2017, $9,000 was awarded to students studying Hospitality and Tourism.
Join us to help support the future youth of our Cape Ann industry.
Tickets and Donations online kayellisscholarship.org
Schooner Cruise and Dock Party $60
Dock Party $40
A scholarship fund to benefit local students of the tourism and hospitality industry has been set up in memory of Kay Ellis, who worked diligently for many years on many tourism ideas and issues and helped elevate Gloucester as a tourism destination. She loved the maritime and hospitality business and she put her heart and soul into it, working with the Chamber of Commerce and Discover Gloucester, all the while promoting Schooner Lannon. We hope to share her vision through the scholarships.
Monday, August 20, 2018 – 6PM
Gloucester House, 63 Rogers St.
Join us for a Schooner Cruise, Dock Party, Raffles, and FUN
Get Tickets On-Line Here
Off of Shore Road