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Next stop, Charleston!

Posted by Tall Ships America on June 17, 2009

Pride of Baltimore 2, Europa, Mircea_Bermuda Race Start

Pride of Baltimore 2, Europa, Mircea_Bermuda Race Start

The ships are on their way to Charleston after a fantastic event and send off in Hamilton, Bermuda. The start of race three was aided by a brisk south-westerly wind blowing between 20-26 knots. First across the line in the Class A group was Kruzenshtern (RUS), followed by Capitan Miranda (URU) and Europa (NETH). Of the smaller B’s and C’s, Rona II (UK) was first, then Peter von Danzig (GER) and Urania (NETH). 

So far, on corrected time, Capitan Miranda is leading the Class A’s with Tecla in the lead of the Class B’s and Peter von Danzig leading the D class.  On the water, Peter von Danzig seems to be in the lead and in a fierce “fish off” with Fazisi.

Meanwhile Spirit of Bermuda and Pride of Baltimore 2 continue their friendly rivalry, with the two ships closely matched in speed, with the Spirit of Bermuda crew working hard to maintain their lead over Pride of Baltimore 2. See the picture below for great shot of the two of the ships battling it out on the water. . Spirit of Bermuda ahead of Pride of Baltimore_Caitlin Kulinski.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here for some in depth analyzation of the different sailing strategies of the full-rigged ships versus the smaller sailing vessel, courtesy of Capt. Miles of the Pride of Baltimore 2.

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