Sail Gloucester Forum Video

courtesy Betsy Works (thanks Betsy)

Please forgive the blurriness- it’s a file that runs over an hour long which needed to be compressed so it would stream for y’all.

I’m particularly fond of the opening statement which I knew nothing about til I played the file after 8 hours of compressing and uploading.

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SailGloucester 09 Ally O’Connor and Damon Sporting His Good Morning Gloucester Shirt!

SailGloucester 09 Ally O’Connor and Damon Sporting His Good Morning Gloucester Shirt!, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

Crew of The Urania Chat Up Ally OConnor
Crew of The Urania Chat Up Ally O'Connor
SailGloucester 09 Captain Tom Ellis and Ian Kerr Of Ocean Alliance
SailGloucester 09 Captain Tom Ellis and Ian Kerr Of Ocean Alliance
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Breaking News From Spirit of Burmuda via Ally O’Connor

Spirit of Burmuda Pic from maduroman
Spirit of Burmuda Pic from maduroman

hi again,

late breaking news! we expect the Spirit of Bermuda in tonight … here is a blog from the captain yesterday and she’s headed our way between 3-5 as the first over the charleston – Boston leg of the Tall ships challenge.
 
she will be at Brown’s Yacht Yard.
 
for more info on spirit of Bermuda,
 
 
for more info on Tall Ships Challenge Race,
 
Captains UpdateSaturday, July 04, 2009

By Capt. Simon Colley
Capt. Log-v14-09 Charleston-Boston Day 6

 

 

 

Spirit’s position at 1200 EDT:  Saturday July 4th.
40º 46’N’ x 68º41’W
COG 341ºT
SOG 9-10  knots
WxS’ly breeze, Force 5-6, moderate sea.
Barometer 1006 mb and steady.
Beam reach under full canvas.
Noon run: 169 NM as the crow flies.
724 NM from Charleston
141 NM to Finish line off Boston
A phenomenal day, surging along at 12 to 14 knots through the water, fighting quite a current as we near Nantucket.  When that turns in our favour we shall really pick up speed.
It was a tight race as we rounded Waypoint 2, second on the water.  We had caught up 32 miles on Rona II overnight, but Urania was only 13 Miles behind us at the noon check in, Tecla some 30 Miles behind her.  Crew are steering and trimming brilliantly and there’s a buzz as we near the finish line with such excellent competition.
All three of our young Bermudian watch leaders, Jake Burchall, Denzel Todd, and Kristen Greene, have recently worked their way up from trainees by demonstrating maturity, leadership and a commitment to the ship.  They are doing an outstanding job and continue to take advantage of opportunities to improve their skills and knowledge.
We expect to cross the finish line early tomorrow morning, and will be proceeding to Gloucester for a guest appearance in a local Tall Ships festival, while the rest of the fleet catches up for the main Boston event.

Best to all
Simon

 
 

Spirit of Bermuda

Capt. Simon Colley 

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