A visitors perspective from beneath the volcano
Posted by Tall Ships America on May 19, 2009
We here in the Newport office of the American Sail Training Association have been living vicariously through the news releases and photos of Sail Training International who are the organizers of the Tenerife TALL SHIPS®ATLANTIC CHALLENGE port event. Soon, very soon, the ASTA race team will be travelling for the start of our portion of this summer’s race series in Charleston, South Carolina at the Charleston Harborfest, June 26-29.
However, sometimes it is nice to get a visitor’s perspective about these events. A point of view from someone who is there as an objective observer, who is down at the waterfront solely to have a good time and soak in the festival atmosphere. It reminds us organizers to stop and take in the smiling, excited faces of the spectators, crews and volunteers. Here is a great blog entry from just one of those visitors, read and enjoy…and we hope to see you in Charleston.