Captain's Log

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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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 – Thank You For Your Support

RIG-UP 2017 Date: March 9, 2017 I find myself reflecting, in this time of converting Pride of Baltimore II back to her swan-like beauty from her ugly duckling winter-covered, down-rigged state, upon the donated support she receives from generous resources, suppliers of goods and skilled artisans alike. During this recent winter lay-up, the ship received various donations: high quality wood…

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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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