Saturday, October 30, 2010

FRYDERYK CHOPIN -- demasting, 2010

The tall ship FRYDERYK CHOPIN has been demasted in force 9 gale winds on her voyage to the Caribbean.

All hands are safe, and she is being towed back to port in England.

For more information, go to:

If you would like further updates, write to me at:


Godspeed, CHOPIN and Capt. Baranowski


My friend, editor and publisher Dominqiue Verhasselt, of kactus Press in Chile has just announced his new book.

See LINK below:

At the moment, please send inquires to me,  Thad Koza at:

and I will either forward your inquires direct, or get the appropriate ordering information.


Thursday, July 08, 2010

2011 tall ships calendar -- now out !

The 2011 tall ships calendar is now available.  It features the SAGRES II on the cover, and can be ordered by clicking on the link:

Friday, June 11, 2010

Boston visit of JUAN SEBASTIAN de ELCANO, 370' tall ships from Spain


The 4-masted, 370' top-sail schooner JUAN SEBASTIAN will visit Boston, June 13th-21st, 2010.
To the right, her entrance to Boston in 2008.
Below, her appearance in Valparaiso, Chile in April 2010 as part of the VELA SUD AMERICA regatta.

Built in 1927, with a design from famed yacht designer Nicholson, JSDE is one of the most elegant tall ships in the world.

The JUAN SEBASTIAN de ELCANO, a 4-masted top-sail  schooner of the Spanish Navy will be calling on the Port of Boston and berthed at the World Trade Center, One Seaport Lane, Boston, MA 02210 from June 13 to June 21, 2010. There will be public boarding and viewing of the ship on Wednesday June 16 from 3:30-4:30 pm , Friday from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Saturday June 20th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm and 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm and on Sunday June 20th from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm with final visiting hours on Sunday from 3:30 pm – 6:00 p.m. Naturally times are subject to change.

 JUAN SEBASTIAN de ELCANO in "Parade of Sail" OpSail, New York 2000.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Oswego Festival of Sail, June 25, 26, and 27th 2010. Oswego, NY

Oswego, New york will host the Oswego Festival of Sail on June 25th, 26th and 27th.

3 tall ships will be present:  PRIDE of BALTIMORE II, the privateer LYNX and the tallship UNICORN.

            privateer LYNX                                                               tallship LYNX

For further information and details on the festival, go to:


Saturday, June 05, 2010

privateer LYNX--extensive schedule for Great Lakes 2010

The privateer LYNX will be making a number of stops on its tour of the Great Lakes during the summer of 2010, for which there are places and berths on board.  Go to the LINK provided in this posting, and you will be able to see what is available.

Privateer LYNX will be making sails from:

   from       Halifax to Oswego, New York
   from       Oswego to Sandusky, Ohio
   from       Sandusky, OH to Cleveland, Ohio
   from       Cleveland to Bay City, MI
   from       Bay City to Toledo, Ohio
   from       Toledo to Port Colbourne, ONT
   from       Port Colbourne to Harbor Springs, MI
   from       Harbor Springs to Green Bay, WI
   from       Green Bay to Port Washington, WI
   from        Port Washington   to Chicago
   from       Chicago  to Traverse City, MI
   from       Traverse City to Erie, PA
   from        Erie, PA to Montreal

For more detailed information go to:  

Thursday, May 27, 2010

2010 tall ships calendar -- SAGRES II on cover

Other tall ships in the 2011 calendar include:  

Price:  $13.95, plus $5.00 for S & H.
                                  $6.00 to Europe

write to:

VELA SUD AMERICA--Valparaiso, Chile-- APril 18, 2010

From top-let to bottom-right:

       GUAYAS, Barque Ecuador
             SAGRES II, barque, Portugal
                    SIMON BOLIVAR, barque, Venezuela
                         GLORIA, barque, Colombia
                                CUAUHTEMOC, barque, Mexico
                                       CISNE BRANCO, full-rigged ship, Brazil
                                              LIBERTAD, full-rigged ship, Argentina

Cover of the Chilean Navy magazine.