Commercial Vessels Sailing in the 2017 Great Provincetown Schooner Regatta
Renegade is a 36 foot gaff rigged schooner with a 10 ft beam and draws 5 feet. Built in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia in 1972, she is cedar over oak. She is owned and skippered by David Coller and her home port is Branford Ct. She captured 2nd Place in Class B in the 2014 Long Point Schooner & Yacht Race. PRIVATE VESSEL. NO TICKETS.
Adventurer (56) is a 1984 model Cherubini fore-and-aft rigged staysail schooner formerly owned by Captain Art Birney and Duncan Hood, members of the GCBSR board of directors. Duncan Hood became owner in full in January of 2017. Built in 1985, Art found her "sunk on land" in Baton Rouge in 1998. The boat had been put up on jacks and left for three years, slowly filling with rainwater and moisture. Adventurer has sailed extensively throughout the Chesapeake Bay and even made a trip to Bermuda and back. Each year she participates in the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race and is used as a teaching platform for advanced Instructor candidates certifying with the American Sailing Association (ASA). We welcome Captain Hood to our regatta. PRIVATE VESSEL. NO TICKETS.
Malabar II was designed by and for John Alden. She was built by Morse Company and launched in 1922. Malabar II is the second in the series of ten schooners John Alden designed for Himself. She underwent a complete rebuild in 1955 in Camden Maine after which she sailed to Spain and back. Malabar II is has been in the custody of Jim and Ginny Lobdell of Vineyard Haven Massachusetts for the last 38 years and remains in her original configuration. Malabar II was featured in the movie Message in a Bottle in 1989 which was where she earned her recent rebuild in 2001. She is kept in Vineyard Haven MA, spends August cruising in Maine and often October in the Chesapeake. Welcome back. PRIVATE VESSEL. NO TICKETS.