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#998 Battle Sails

Posted by Erin on May 4, 2011

Battle sails are one of the most popular aspects of a tall ship festival in a port.  Tickets are usually sold out within days, if not hours. The look of anticipation on passengers faces, the apprehension of those who just pray they aren’t the ones getting seasick, and the giddiness of the little kid in a pirate hat waving a sword make for an hour of fun. Not to mention spending some time getting in touch with your inner child as the cannon’s boom, the crew yells out orders and the sails fill as the battle rages on the water. You can’t help but get swept up in the excitement. As you wobbily make your way back on shore, your ears still ringing from the cannon fire, and your pirate hat askew you think, “That was awesome!”.

Have an idea or a story you want to share? Email it to me at erin@sailtraining.org and I’ll add it to the blog with props to you.

Major credit to 1000 Awesome Things for the inspiration

-Email Message in response to #999 Immersion Suits-

Come visit the Working Waterfront Festival in New Bedford.  You can watch (or maybe even enter) the survival suit contest.  Some of the fisherman can don their suits in about two minutes or less.
 
CHUCK, New Bedford
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