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Spinakers of the old world / Canals: Love ‘em and Leave ‘em / Starboard Tack! Finally and Briefly

Thursday 28 June 2012 Pos: 42 36.2’N X 070 40.1’W Wx: ESE F 2, Seas Calm Pride of Baltimore II at Anchor in “Western Harbor” off Gloucester, Massachusetts Nm from Baltimore: 550, Nm Sailed: 465, Average Speed Sailing: 7.8 knots. Pride of Baltimore II has overshot Boston and is ahead of schedule. With increasingly favorable conditions yesterday, carried all plain…

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PRIDE II ~ The Transformer of Schooners

Wednesday 27 June 2012 Pos: 41 10.7’N X 071 17.9’W Wx: W F 3-4, Seas 2-4′ Pride of Baltimore II Sailing under All Plain Sail at 7-8 knots Yesterday, I wrote about the various options available for sail combinations aboard Pride of Baltimore II, and narrowed it down to three basic options. Variations among these options mean there are essentially…

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Back in the Saddle — The Complex Versatility of PRIDE II

Tuesday, 26 June 2012 Pos: 39 13.5’N x 074 12.3’W Wx: NxW F 4-5, Seas 3-5′ Clear Pride of Baltimore II Sailing under Fore Tops’l, Fores’l, Stays’l, and Jib at 9-10 knots Pride of Baltimore II is back at sea today after a month in her home waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Having relieved Captain Miles yesterday morning in Baltimore,…

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I've a Feeling We're Not in "Kansas" Anymore

PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II is currently in Hampton, VA. The ship arrived Friday to take part in some outport festivities for Opsail Virginia 2012.  PRIDE was spending the weekend in Hampton, VA, participating in the annual Blackbeard Pirate Festival. Friday was her first night in port; nicely secured in a very small harbor. There would be no wave action to worry about. With PRIDE’s…

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