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Gallivanting around Galveston

Posted by Tall Ships America on October 19, 2017

It finally happened. I have walked the decks of the tall ship Elissa in Galveston, Texas.

Over the past ten years, Galveston and Elissa had become my white whale. This iconic ship, the starting place of hundreds  of tall ship sailors, with a volunteer program that is the gold standard within the industry and which many other organizations have used as a blueprint for their own, combined with a storied history, had been on my bucket list. And now, with Galveston as the kick off to our TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE(r) 2018 Gulf Coast Race Series, I was able to cross Elissa off my list.

This is not me but it is how I felt on the inside.

Patti and I flew to Galveston recently to head up the 2018 Port Planning meeting. Next April, for the first time ever, three ports will host the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE(r) Race Series.

The series kicks off in Galveston, Texas for April 5-8, then the fleet will race to Pensacola, Florida for April 12-15. The third portof the series in New Orleans, April 19-22, and will celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Big Easy.

 

She even has her own beer!

 

 

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2 Responses to “Gallivanting around Galveston”

  1. Arthur Coleman said

    Hello!I crewed on the Appledore IV on the Great Lakes Challenge and would like to crew on any of the legs of the 2028 Challenge.  Can you help me get a berth or even go as a paying passenger.Thank you Arthur F Coleman816-686-8661

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