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Captain’s Log – Race to Boston Postponed

Date: Monday, June 5, 2017 Position: At anchor in St. George’s Harbor, Bermuda Sail Training International (STI) has postponed the start of the race to Boston. The delay is weather based. The Western North Atlantic is kicking off a phase of boisterous weather and it was thought best to avoid and/or reduce exposure to the racing fleet. There is a…

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Captain’s Log – Compliments to Bermuda!

Photo courtesy of Nic Arnold Date: Sunday, June 4, 2017 Position: Hamilton, Bermuda Tall Ships Bermuda is one of several events marking the progression of an international sail training vessel armada migrating toward a peak event in Quebec City, Canada. The event is the 150th commemoration of Canada’s Confederation. This armada fleet is being called the Rendez-vous 2017 Tall Ships…

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Captain’s Log – 2017 Sailing Season Begins Aboard Pride of Baltimore II

The 2017 sailing crew moved aboard on Saturday, February 25. The winter maintenance crew left on Sunday, February 26. The transition is different this time around—typically one period of time ends a few days before another period of time begins. This time, for the first time, they overlapped. The last day of winter maintenance was the first day for the…

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Captain’s Log – Winter Maintenance Updates

Date: Tuesday, February 1, 2017 Position: Pride’s maintenance berth : 1910 South Clinton Street With winter maintenance in full swing, Pride’s nine crew members are working hard to get the ship ready for the sailing season. The crew, some new, some seasoned veterans, started work after the New Year. Coming from as far as Superior, WI, and Kalamazoo, MI, and as close…

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Captain’s Log – PRIDE is Back!

Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2016 Position: At anchor south of Rock Hall, Eastern Shore, MD The day before returning to Baltimore from a busy 2016 Campaign in the Great Lakes. We got ahead of schedule again. Had a smooth ride under engine power all the way to Delaware Bay. Thence, up it in the dark of night, followed by the…

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Captain’s Log – Sprinting toward the Delaware Bay

Date: Sunday, October 2, 2016 Position: Sprinting toward the Delaware Bay, having departed New Bedford after breakfast this morning. There is some vestigial wind from north to northeast that we are capturing with sails, but otherwise we are keeping up with cruising speed under power bound for the Delaware Bay some 250 nautical miles away via the direct offshore route.…

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