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Sail Training Opportunity Announcement: Cape Ann’s Youth are Invited to Apply

This is an incredible opportunity ans I want to make sure our GMG readers get first crack at getting their kids first in line.  Get Crackin!

Sail Training Opportunity Announcement:

Cape Ann’s Youth are Invited to Apply

In celebration of the 25th Mayor’s Cup Race, the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce and Sail Gloucester are offering spots for youth aged 13 to 21 aboard participating schooners. Sail training spots are available on a
first come, first serve basis in response to this invitation. In 2009, SailGloucester, an initiative organized from the City of Gloucester’s Mayors Office, is supporting the 25th Annual Gloucester Schooner festival, organized by the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, in a joint mission with local sailing and maritime organizations to ensure the sail training spots are available to Gloucester and Cape Ann youth. Volunteers from SailGloucester will be coordinating the Youth Sail Training program as well as being visible with information desks or kits at information distribution points during the 25th Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival.  With limited spaces available aboard the vessels, and as time is of the essence, please ensure that this invitation and information is circulated to your organization’s leadership for sail training programs in order that your eligible young people are invited to your membership with a request that all interested youth reply to this email as soon as possible, and no later than September 1, 2009.

Email Subject Line: Sail Training Spot Applicant for the 25th Annual Gloucester Schooner Race

For more information click this text to go to the SailGloucester Website

Working On The Rigging- Schooner Work

They were doing some big time work up in the rigging.  This cat was way up there disconnecting some stays that connected the two masts.  Barefoot.  My knees would be knocking so hard if I got 10 feet off the ground, never-mind way up at the top of the mast like this. Schooner Festival is coming this weekend- don’t forget!   If you haven’t been down to see it yet we have some insider tips coming for you later from Daisy Nell, Chairperson of the Gloucester Schooner Festival 09

Click here for the Gloucester Schooner Festival 09 Info Page and bookmark

http://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/category/schooner/ for the continually updated news feed coming to you directly as soon as the info comes in.

Check back for videos coming later.

A little Closer

A little Closer

Closer Still- Way Up High

Closer Still- Way Up High

Zero Fear Of Heights

Zero Fear Of Heights

The Crew Of The Urania

These guys are having WAYYYYYY too much fun!

The Crew Of The Urania, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

The Urania is off to SailBoston.   The ship is part of the Dutch Navy. She has a main crew of a couple men and then a rotating crew that hops aboard in each port from the ranks of the Dutch Navy.  From what I understand it is a honor to be able to get the chance to serve.
Video with the crew coming at 8AM
for all Sail Gloucester news feeds- Sail Gloucester News Feed

SailGloucester Update From Linn Parisi

TECLA photo- credit Nick Parisi

TECLA photo- credit Nick Parisi

Hi Joey,
We were going out on the Lannon again this afternoon to see ships underway towards Boston- but the ships decided to stay in port another day.
Just got a heads up from Kay w/ the Lannon that the Picton Castle may leave Gloucester under sail tomorrow morning between 6:30 and 7A.
The Europa sneaked in to the state pier after the Tecla came in last night.
One ship just left the harbor to go to Boston- not sure which, but we’re going down to check it out.
It’s all good!

Linn

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below- the Tecla’s website. The ship is from the Netherlands

SailGloucester 09 Ally O’Connor and Damon Sporting His Good Morning Gloucester Shirt!

SailGloucester 09 Ally O’Connor and Damon Sporting His Good Morning Gloucester Shirt!, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

Crew of The Urania Chat Up Ally OConnor

Crew of The Urania Chat Up Ally O'Connor

SailGloucester 09 Captain Tom Ellis and Ian Kerr Of Ocean Alliance

SailGloucester 09 Captain Tom Ellis and Ian Kerr Of Ocean Alliance

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Nick Parisi Photos Of The Picton Castle

From SailGloucester committee member Linn Parisi-
Hi Joey,
Nick (my husband) took these pictures aboard the Schooner Thomas E. Lannon yesterday morning while we escorted the Picton Castle into the harbor. What a treat!

Picton Castle Pics From Nick Parisi

Picton Castle Pics From Nick Parisi

Picton Castle Pic From Nick Parisi

Picton Castle Pic From Nick Parisi

Picton Castle Pic From Nick Parisi

Picton Castle Pic From Nick Parisi

Picton Castle and American Eagle From Nick Parisi

Picton Castle and American Eagle From Nick Parisi

Picton Castle Pic From Nick Parisi

Picton Castle Pic From Nick Parisi

Picton Castle Pic From Nick Parisi

Picton Castle Pic From Nick Parisi

Picton Castle Pic From Nick Parisi

Picton Castle Pic From Nick Parisi

Breaking News From Spirit of Burmuda via Ally O’Connor

Spirit of Burmuda Pic from maduroman

Spirit of Burmuda Pic from maduroman

hi again,

late breaking news! we expect the Spirit of Bermuda in tonight … here is a blog from the captain yesterday and she’s headed our way between 3-5 as the first over the charleston – Boston leg of the Tall ships challenge.
 
she will be at Brown’s Yacht Yard.
 
for more info on spirit of Bermuda,
 
 
for more info on Tall Ships Challenge Race,
 
Captains UpdateSaturday, July 04, 2009

By Capt. Simon Colley
Capt. Log-v14-09 Charleston-Boston Day 6

 

 

 

Spirit’s position at 1200 EDT:  Saturday July 4th.
40º 46′N’ x 68º41′W
COG 341ºT
SOG 9-10  knots
WxS’ly breeze, Force 5-6, moderate sea.
Barometer 1006 mb and steady.
Beam reach under full canvas.
Noon run: 169 NM as the crow flies.
724 NM from Charleston
141 NM to Finish line off Boston
A phenomenal day, surging along at 12 to 14 knots through the water, fighting quite a current as we near Nantucket.  When that turns in our favour we shall really pick up speed.
It was a tight race as we rounded Waypoint 2, second on the water.  We had caught up 32 miles on Rona II overnight, but Urania was only 13 Miles behind us at the noon check in, Tecla some 30 Miles behind her.  Crew are steering and trimming brilliantly and there’s a buzz as we near the finish line with such excellent competition.
All three of our young Bermudian watch leaders, Jake Burchall, Denzel Todd, and Kristen Greene, have recently worked their way up from trainees by demonstrating maturity, leadership and a commitment to the ship.  They are doing an outstanding job and continue to take advantage of opportunities to improve their skills and knowledge.
We expect to cross the finish line early tomorrow morning, and will be proceeding to Gloucester for a guest appearance in a local Tall Ships festival, while the rest of the fleet catches up for the main Boston event.

Best to all
Simon

 
 

Spirit of Bermuda

Capt. Simon Colley 

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