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Captain’s Log – 48 Hours of Sublime Sailing

Date: Sunday, June 11, 2017 – morning Position: 190 nautical miles east-southeast of Nantucket, Massachusetts Almost 48 hours of sublime sailing. Since Friday afternoon, following the early Friday gale, Pride has been sailing under full sail or all sail (meaning the recent addition of top-gallant and studding-sail over the top of mainsail, foresail, staysail, jib, main-gaff-topsail, square fore-topsail, and jib-topsail). It is…

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Captain’s Log – Bounce. Heave. Lurch.

Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017 – morning Position: 340 nautical miles east of Ocean City, Maryland Bounce. Heave. Lurch. Jerk. Boom. Crash. Fall. Lift. Slip. Roll. Slide. Bump. Rise. Plunge. Heel. Smash. Physical life aboard Pride has been the above – add salt water spray. All clothing was soaked during a heavy rain squall, no matter waterproof outerwear. It is…

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Captain’s Log – Paradise Near and Far

Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2017 Position: Anchored in St. George’s Harbor, Bermuda Rendez-vous 2017 Race Start to Boston  The tall ship fleet in Bermuda will start racing to Boston soon. There was an official delay to the original start set for Monday (6/5) afternoon. The new start might be described as a “soft start,” meaning there is a 48-hour window…

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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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