Blog Posts

Etch-a-Sketch in Cape Cod Bay, A Place for the Birds, Tide Bound in a Rocky River and Waiting Winds of Nova Scotia

23 July 2012 Pos: Alongside the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax, Nova Scotia Wx: South Force 2, Clear Pride of Baltimore II has had a busy interval since her last Blog; and it was full of racing, anchorages, tides, fog and more racing. Eleven days ago we cleared through the Cape Cod Canal, and by mid-morning began our time…

read more

Farewell Newport, Hello Lady ~ LADY MARYLAND, that is

9 July 2012 Pos: 41°33.1’N x 070°47.8’ W Wx: South Force 4, 2/8 Cirrus, 3/8 Stratus Pride of Baltimore II sailing at 6.6 knots toward the Cape Cod Canal under all Plain Sail and T’Gallant. Pride of Baltimore II has left the hustle and bustle of a busy and successful festival in Newport, Rhode Island astern and is now at…

read more

A Nimble Dance in the Shadow of a Storied Heroine

3 July 2012 Pride of Baltimore II Pos: Alongside Rowes Wharf, Boston Harbor Wx: NE F 1, WARM Today marks Pride of Baltimore II’s fourth day as part of the OpSail Festivities in Boston, home of the world’s most storied square-rigger, USS Constitution. That’s right I said it, Constitution. Fans of HMS Victory, before you take up arms, hear me…

read more

A First For Savannah

Savannah has never before hosted a Tall Ships Challenge Festival. “Tall Ships Challenge” is annually organized by Tall Ships America, the United States national organization of sail training interests in America. Every year, on a different American coast and shore (East Coast, Great Lakes, West Coast), Tall Ships Challenge is a series of sail training races between hosting ports. In…

read more

Jibe Ho!

Monday, April 30, 2012. PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II is in southern climes!!! Cobalt blue water, sunny sky, comfortable shirtsleeve and shorts weather…and gentle favorable breezes. PRIDE is now between Cape Lookout and Frying Pan Shoals sailing in gentle breezes from NE-E. The forecast was clear that there would be SE breezes for this area. They would be welcome breezes. But…

read more

Sailing near the tip of Cape Hatteras

PRIDE is sailing near the tip of Cape Hatteras, the well respected East Coast cape of numerous shipwrecks. The weather is favorable and moderate. Sailing here from the Chesapeake Bay was interrupted by weather changes beginning late yesterday and lasting through the night. Before the weather changes PRIDE sailed out of the Chesapeake Bay under all working sail (full main,…

read more

Leaving the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay…en route towards Savannah

At around 1030 AM today (Saturday) PRIDE is sailing out of the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay with a light NE’rly breeze and small sea swell. Sky party cloudy. Temperatures still cool, but not as cold as yesterday. Looking forward weather forecasting indicates a disturbance passing Cape Hatteras tonight. Winds from all directions as it passes by…somewhat quickly. Between Virginia…

read more

Bound for Savannah

We are passing by Tilghman Island on the Eastern Shore. Fresh NW breeze has PRIDE making 9+ knots in the gusts under comfortable sail of foresail, staysail and square foretopsail. When it is not gusting we are near 8 knots. NW winds represent beam to broad reaching so the steering is an easy “follow the compass course” process rather than…

read more

2012 Season in Kicks Off in Annapolis April 11-17

Dockside Education Programs and Public Deck Tours Aboard Pride of Baltimore II National Sailing Center and Hall of Fame Pride of Baltimore II, the world renowned Baltimore-built top sail schooner iconic of the War of 1812, will kick off the 2012 sailing season on Wednesday, April 11 at 5:00 p.m. when she sails into Annapolis, MD with cannons ablaze.  The ship…

read more

Getting Ready to Get Underway

Alongside, Portsmouth, VA Sunday, April 8, 2012 Tomorrow (Monday) we will be getting underway bound for Annapolis and a partnership of education and fund raising events with the National Sailing Hall of Fame. Today the crew continue to work on bending on sail and making sure running rigging (sheets, halyards, etc.) are properly rigged. Meanwhile, we Captains are attending to the…

read more