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The Great Provincetown Schooner
Regatta (GPSR) is recognized as a premier historical,
educational and competitive event that appeals to a
unique and wide ranging demographic of visitors and
local residents. It celebrates the role of the
Great Atlantic fishing bank schooner in Provincetown’s
and our regional maritime history while providing educational
opportunities for residents and visitors to experience
these historic vessels both in port and at sea.
Additionally, we educate the public about the schooner
races held off the New England coast from 1886 to 1938,
and commemorate Provincetown’s 1907 Lipton Cup
GPSR works in tandem with cultural and research institutions
in Provincetown and Cape Cod to enhance and reinforce
the links between our maritime history, fishing schooners,
sailing, the great resources of our region, our culture
and our economy. Provincetown offers a unique
and historic venue for the GPSR, providing an active
harbor for boating and marine activities, surrounded
by the beautiful Cape Cod National Seashore, as well
as a rich environment for those interested in the arts,
history, cultural sites and museums as well as research
centers such as the Provincetown Center for Coastal
Studies. Visitors can also enjoy fine dining,
entertainment, shopping and a wide variety of accommodations.
Fishermen’s Cup, a Schooner race from Gloucester
to Provincetown, commemorates the 1907 Lipton Cup. Sir
Thomas J. Lipton who admired the Captain’s and
crews of the fastest Schooners of the day celebrated
the fishermen schooner races that took place between
New England and Halifax in the 1886 to 1938 period by
underwriting the awards for a number of these races.
In one such race it was Provincetown’s Schooner,
the Rose Dorothea, which triumphed. The perpetual cup
resides in the Provincetown Public Library. Educational
events, exhibits, talks and tours of the Schooners and
a final race, which will include all Schooners and yachts,
follow this race.
sponsors build a lasting brand loyalty, connecting to
local as well as National pride in our history as a
The 12th annual Great
Provincetown Schooner Regatta (GPSR) week is recognized
as one of the premiere historical sailing events in
New England and, especially in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The Figawi Race Weekend kicks off the Cape Cod and Nantucket
summer season just as The Great Provincetown Schooner
Regatta & Yacht Race Week celebrates the official
close to the summer season. Entries attract sailors
and historic schooners from several eastern states as
far south as Virginia. A variety of 45+ boats and as
many as 5,000 sailors and visitors and local residents,
attend this event.