While the Cherubini 44 & 48 are shaped with beautiful sweeping curves and crafted with an impeccable fit and finish, they are also built for speed. Many owners participate, and win, each year in some of the most ambitious races, including the Marion-Bermuda run and the race for the Nassau Cup.
The Cherubini yacht Adventurer wins her class in
2013 Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race
Each Fall, schooners sail 127 nautical miles down the Chesapeake Bay from Annapolis to Portsmouth, Virginia, an historic route.
The Howdy Bailey Buckle, awarded to a B or C Fleet schooner for line honors at Windmill Point, was given to Adventurer (65) (B Fleet), sailed by Mark Faulstick, with an elapsed time of 17 hours and 18 minutes.
The Windmill Point Trophy, formerly the Michelob Chesapeake Bay Challenge Trophy was also awarded to Adventurer (65), with the best corrected time at Windmill Point of 13 hours, 24 minutes and 58 seconds.
This year, festivities started in Maryland on Monday. Visitors were able to view the schooners dockside at the Baltimore Marine Center Lighthouse Point, which is nestled along the waterfront in Baltimore's renowned Inner Harbor. Schoolchildren, as well as young patients receiving treatment at Johns Hopkins, participated in a number of interactive educational activities aboard the ships.
The race is designed to focus on the maritime traditions of schooners and to bring attention to the environmental issues facing the Chesapeake Bay. All net proceeds of the race are donated to support youth education efforts aimed at saving the bay.
Cherubini 44 Silhouette wins the PHRF Division and Class
for the Miami to Nassau Race
The Nassau Cup Ocean Race is a 176 nautical mile invitational ocean race for ocean racing monohull and multihull boats. Classes invited to compete include IRC rated boats, PHRF boats, and ocean racing Multihull boats.
As reported by owner Dave Caso:
"Silhouette won the PHRF Division and Class for the Miami to Nassau Race. It looks like a close race based on the corrected time however our spinnaker accidentally got caught in the water and was swept overboard at 2 AM and stopped us dead in the water for 5 minutes before we were able to retrieve it. The spinnaker was ruined so we continued under Genoa, Staysail, main and mizzen and still won. The boat is unbeatable when on a broad reach.
Silhouette, pictured above—has also won the Marion to Bermuda race three times. The Marion to Bermuda run is a 645 mile ocean race which begins in Buzzards Bay off Marion, Massachusetts and finishes off of St. Davids Head, Bermuda.
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