Tall ships welcomed to Bermuda
Posted by Tall Ships America on June 8, 2009
Tall ships seem to be converging on the island of Bermuda, arriving from all over the Atlantic. Peter von Danzig recieved the Race Two line honors after being the first to cross the finish line under sail on June 5th. The crew reported that they had a nice bit of wind at the end to help carry them to Bermuda after 20 days at sea.
Pride of Baltimore 2 arrived to the island under sail after leaving Jacksonville, Florida last Monday. Aboard her is ASTA intern Amelia who was busy taking notes and photographs while under sail. Photos and post coming soon…
Pride joined fellow TALL SHIPS® ATLANTIC CHALLENGE participants Etoile (FRA), Mircea (ROM), Spirit of Bermuda (BER), Urania (NETH), Xsaar (BEL), and Jolie Brise (UK) already in port. For the last few days, Jolie Brise was being towed behind Mircea (read more about it here) which helped ensure that they would arrive in Bermuda on time. It also meant that they were able to obtain coffee from the Romanian vessel. Times were a bit desperate for the plucky Jolie Brise crew as they had been without coffee for over 48 hours. A lifetime for a sailor and not something I would not like to witness.
More information about the Bermuda event can be found on thier website, www.tallshipsbermuda.com