Arrangements are currently being made for youth from the area to sail as crew members on each of the large schooners that will participate in the Mayor’s Race in the Gloucester Schooner Festival. This race, the high point of the Festival, will be sailed on Sunday, September 4, and usually lasts five to seven hours. Two young people, ages
14-21, will be assigned to each of the vessels.
To apply for the spots, contact the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce at 33 Commercial Street, Gloucester, MA 01930, by telephone at 978-283-1601, or via e-mail at email@example.com. A lottery will be conducted if the number of applicants exceeds the berths available on the schooners.