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Gloucester Chase


  • June 12th 2021
    • Self-Timed Race from Salem Harbor to Gloucester
    • Overnight in Gloucester Harbor
  • June 13th
    • Daytrip in downtown Gloucester
    • Return sail
Notice of Race:

Trek to Gloucester, Saturday, June 12, Sunday, June 13.  Leave Salem for Gloucester on your own time schedule. Stay the day or do an overnight. 

If you plan on an overnight stay, a good resource is contacting, an internet service that manages many public mooring fields, including those of Gloucester. There are four distinct mooring fields in Gloucester. The Harbormaster’s web site has a full description of their location. The RC suggests you consider the Inner Harbor location for ease of commuting and weather protection. If you have local knowledge of Gloucester Harbor, you might consider anchoring. But, bring along your dinghy to assure shore access.  Marina slips are available at various locations, but you are on your own for this amenity. Otherwise, if on a Dockwa assigned mooring, you have free access to the available launch service, included in the $50 overnight fee. Dockwa’s check in time is 1 PM (Saturday), with check out at 11 am on departure day (Sunday). 


If racing to Gloucester,  be sure to meet with us for a “skippers meeting” to be held at the club at 10:00 hours, Saturday.  There you will be given final race instructions/rules including start time window (presently set for 11:00 to 11:15 hours) with the starting line at green Dolphin Buoy marker #23 in Salem Harbor.  A club member boat may act as the start line committee boat and will be identified at the Skippers Meeting and may fly an RC (Race Committee) flag for easy identification. Scoring the race results will be based on use of an established handicap rating system.  For those boats without a current rating, we will ask for your vessel and sail dimensions and assign you a number for this race only. Each skipper will take his/her own elapsed time while sailing the approximate 9.2 nautical mile course which ends at the entrance to Gloucester Harbor near the Eastern Point Sea Wall on a line drawn between red nun RG “RR” (Round Rock Shoal) FL (2+1) R 6 sec, leave to port  and green can # 1 DB (Dog Bar Channel), leave to starboard. found at the entrance to Gloucester Harbor (note that this finish line runs from a southwest to northeasterly direction). 


Shore amenities include walking, shopping, fine eateries, and assorted pubs, hopefully some with live music.  


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