Saturday: September 14th
9 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Schooners available for viewing.
9:30 a.m. – Captains Meeting Aboard Mystic Whaler at City Pier
9 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Schooners Available For Day Sails
10 a.m. -10:30 a.m. – Walking tour of historic Bank Street with City Historian Sally Ryan, starts at Soldiers & Sailors Monument, Parade Plaza
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Schooner Fest Merchandise at City Pier
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Made in Connecticut goods for sale
11 a.m. (approx.) Schooners depart City Pier for the race. Viewers for the departure and transit out to the race area can be expected to congregate along the Waterfront Park area and at Fort Trumbull. The best possible viewing area in New London for the race will be at Ocean Beach Park .
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Great New London Chowder Challenge
12 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Marine Education Displays At Waterfont
12 p.m. – Made In Connecticut Displays
12 p.m. – Education Static Displays
Exhibitors that have registered are:
Marine Science Magnet High School of Southeastern Connecticut
CT River Academy
UConn, Avery Point
East Lyme Schools
Fishers Island School
Sound Waters of Stamford
Essex River Museum
Waterford Schools (tentative)
Plein air painting competition continues in New London until 1 p.m.
3 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Plein air judging and reception, Gallery at Firehouse Square
3 p.m. – 6 p.m. (Approx.) Schooners return to City Pier and will again be available for viewing.
4 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Sand Sculptures and Monster Murals For Kids Along The Waterfront
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Flock Theatre will present a series of history-themed programs, the highlight of which will be a street pageant and the “burning in effigy of Benedict Arnold”. In addition, there will be a performance by the Ancient Mariners Fife and Drum Corps and presentations by two troupes of Morris Dancers. Not for Joe’s and Mystic Garland troupes of Morris Dancers as part of the Stationery Parade.
6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Awards Dinner at Ocean Beach Park (ticketed event)
(U.S. Coast Guard Academy Idlers singing group to perform and winners in the plein air painters competition to be announced)
Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served in the lounge and on the deck (weather permitting), followed by a buffet dinner including: pasta station, beef carving station, Italian rosemary roasted chicken, red roasted potatoes, green beans almandine, salad, rolls. Coffee & tea station and dessert buffet. Entertainment will be provided by a USCGA singing group.
The price for a ticket is $35.00. Tickets can be purchased online by clicking the “Buy Now” button below or at The Gallery at Firehouse Square, 239 Bank Street, New London, CT. You can also purchase them from a hospitality committee member:
– Margie Heap
– Marie Gravell
– Jan & Charlie Kepner
– Deirdre Cavanagh.
Check Out The Schooner Race Map Below