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Tall Ships Atlantic Challenge Race 3 ~ Bermuda to Charleston: Day 1

KRUZENSHTURN has had to drop out of the race. That is a big surprise! She is an all metal boat…from stem to stern, from keel to truck. The wind was not especially strong last night either. But there was some lightning about. According to overheard radio conversations she is headed directly to port to organize lowering a topmast to her…

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PRIDE II and Tall Ships Bermuda Celebrating 400 Years of Bermuda

Between the two St. George’s parties last Wednesday, the one hosted by the Mayor of St. George’s and the St. George Dingy Club barbecue, the Dingy Club event was the livelier. Not the least because of the Gumby’s!!! There is a native traditional dance group here in Bermuda, the Gumby’s, they dress up in some very spooky garb of a…

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In-Port Life “Aboard” During an International Sail Training Vessel Event

St. George’s, Bermuda   PRIDE is in good company as sail training vessels from Europe and North America are also gathered in Bermuda. Some finished a race across the Atlantic from Europe and some, like PRIDE, are gathered to join the fleet for the next race from Bermuda to Charleston, NC. This regatta is a result of an opportunity for…

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GUEST ENTRY: A Few Words from a PRIDE II Addict

Right now, on another beautiful, sunny afternoon, PRIDE II sails powerfully, smoothly along, less than 200 miles from Bermuda. We have entered our fifth full day under way since departing Jacksonville. Our weather, under the influence of big high pressure cells, has been remarkably unchanging except, thankfully, for a veering breeze which now allows the ship to sail at her…

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A lesson in AIS

PRIDE is sailing!!! We have no engine noises! Most all of the sail is set. 0900 hours Position: 31D 11/6 North X 72D 20.3 West Course and Speed: 100 Magnetic and 7.6 to 8 knots Wind:  15 knots SSW Barometer: 1018.0 rising from 1017.0 at 0400 EDT Sky: a few scattered cumulus clouds Sea: 3-4 ft swell Air Temp: 79…

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A day in life aboard…without wind

This morning I wrote in the position report to the office that we are motoring along in hot stable conditions with the only wind available coming from where the ship is pointed. The difference today from yesterday is that instead of motoring with two engines we are motoring with one…the windward side engine because it helps with the way PRIDE steers…

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