Thursday, September 15, 2005

The Independence

Texas History Timeline readerboard found outside the Alamo in San

Antonio. I say it's a brigantine but I can't clearly define the top aft

sail or the gaff staysl? in the middle. Anyone know this boat?
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Friday, September 09, 2005

Don't want to imagine...

what it was like for Captain Jan Miles standing at the helm...
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photo from Bhodi & Erin's blog:

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Pride 2 caught in squall

I rec'd this from Nathalie Reginster today:

It is believed that Erin and Bhodi are currently crewing on the Pride of Baltimore II. They were supposed to join her crew when she reached Europe. In a transit from Britain to Spain they were hit by a squall - 40 knots and seas to match. They lost the whole rig while at sea. Nobody was hurt. Apparently the bowspint carried away and the fore and main followed suite not long after. Everything went by "the board" as they say (over the side). They motored 80 miles inland and made an emergency landing in France dragging the remnants. My friend App's brother, who is also crewing said its the biggest rats nest he's ever seen. The spars have all been reduced to kindling and some of the sails are salvageable.
See the article for more info

... as far as I know, Andrew Mckee is still serving as chief mate on Pride and I also heard that Leann, formerly the mate aboard Schooner Lynx, is also aboard. - Kim

Monday, September 05, 2005

Name that sail

2nd sail from the top of the picture - just outboard of the Canadian flag....?
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Jimmy & I will have you know that except for the fore topsl we

seized on just about every last one of the hanks/hoops you see in the

above pic!

But wait! What's this funky sail below called?
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Ah the Captain who has all the answers!!!
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