Ardelle Report From Al Bezanson

0630  Oct 9th…. Ardelle is docked at Baltimore Marine Center in Canton close to Pride of Baltimore II and a flock of other schooners who will be participating in the 127 mile Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race to Portsmouth, VA.  The race begins Thursday afternoon and the wind that is forecasted may be a bit challenging for some of the gaff rigged boats.  Harold is among a lot friends there, and Canton/Fells Point is swarming with cordial volunteers.  About 38 schooners are entered.  Each boat will have a transponder aboard for tracking.  Avid schooner fans might enjoy watching the race all night, keeping an eye on the weather buoys and wind forecast along the route.  On Saturday there is a Pig Roast and Awards Ceremony that goes on for most of the day in Portsmouth.  More information here:

http://www.schoonerrace.org/schedule.htm

http://www.schoonerrace.org/pdfs/spinsheet12.pdf

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/default.aspx?level0=100#

Al Bezanson

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One Response to Ardelle Report From Al Bezanson

  1. schooner39 says:

    0930 Oct 10th…… Ardelle is enroute home — abeam the Sassafras at the moment, heading for the C & D Canal. I know Harold would haved preferred to do the GCBSR but duty calls.

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