Captain's Log

Captain’s Log – Captain’s Day Off

Photo courtesy of The National Sailing Hall of Fame The National Sailing Hall of Fame, based in Annapolis, and the Sydney Flying Squadron collaborated to put on a regatta for the Hall of Fame’s sandbaggers and the traditional Aussie 18 foot skiffs that the Squadron sails. They shipped three of the skiffs (Alruth, Aberdare, and Australia IV), all reproductions of…

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Captain’s Log — CBMM: Home Away from Home

Friday, August 11, 2017 — What a lovely home away from home it is for Pride whenever she is able to visit the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) in St. Michaels, Maryland! Like-minded folk for all things Chesapeake Bay historical watercraft have great appreciation for each other’s efforts in the preservation and re-creation of the unique watercraft of the Chesapeake…

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Captain’s Log – The Rocket’s Red Glare

The Rocket’s Red Glare We’ve all heard the National Anthem hundreds of times, and those of us who live and work in Baltimore have all passed Fort McHenry hundreds of times. This low, black topsail schooner, with her unique profile, is often part of the scenery of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Unless we are mindful, these things, and the many other…

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Captain’s Log – Homeward Bound

  Date: Friday, June 30, 2017 – the eve of arrival into Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, marking the end of Pride of Baltimore II’s participation in Sail Training International’s Rendez-vous 2017 Position: Anchored near mouth of the Magothy River, north of Sandy Point State Park, east of Gibson Island’s Mountain Point Homeward Bound America’s Star-Spangled Ambassador soon returns to her home…

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Captain’s Log – Hail to the Accomplished Crews of Sail Training International’s Rendez-vous 2017!

Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Sail Training International’s Rendez-vous 2017 Bermuda to Boston race results are now official: 1st place in Class B goes to Pride of Baltimore II.   (…and the crowed roared…joke…maybe the roar we imagined merely whispered in our minds …). 2017 back-to-back 1st place wins by Pride of Baltimore II are now recorded in international tall…

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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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