Tuesday, June 26, 2007

GLORIA arrives in Newport for tallships rhode island

The Colombian barque, GLORIA, arrived in Newport for Tall Ships Rhode Island, which starts ont he 26th.

ALso sailing into the harbor on Tuesday were the schooners: VIRGINIA, SPIRIT of MASSACHUSETTS, BLUENOSE II, and PRIDE of BALTIMORE !!.

For more information on the tall ships in Newport, go to:

Monday, June 25, 2007

Columbian barque GLORIA and schooner AMISTAD

Both GLORIA from Columbia and the schooner AMISTAD from CT could be seen in the east passage off Newport Rhode Island, as they arrived a couple of days early for Tall Ships Rhode Island.

AMISTAD was built in Mystic, CT, and homeports from New Haven, CT>

For more information on Tall Ships Rhode Isalnd, go to: http://tallshipsrhodeisalnd.org

German sail-training barque GORCH FOCK II

The German barque, GORCH FOCK II, arrived on Monday July 25th, in Newport.

Photograph shows GORCH FOCK II off Goat Island, Newport Rhode Island.

For more info on Tall Ships Rhode Island, go to: http://tallshipsrhodeisland.org

Sunday, June 24, 2007

pirate ship ROYALIST lives !!!

Captain Bergman and the ROYALIST attended the festivivities of Sail Virginia 2007 in June.
Both the Captain and the ROYALIST had suffered set-backs but are on the road to recovery.

webpage: http://www.theroyaliste.com

Saturday, June 16, 2007

schooner BOWDOIN

Schooner BOWDOIN was initially an Arctic research vessel. Built in 1921, BOWDOIN made 26 voyages beyond the Arctic circle between 1921 and 1954. She is now owned and operated by the Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, Maine.

To reach the BOWDOIN, go to her webpage at: http://bell..mma.edu/~bowdoin

For e-mail, contact Tim Leach at: tleach@mma.edu

Thursday, June 14, 2007

French tall ship RARA AVIS

RARA AVIS hails from Brest, France.

A "rare bird" with Dutch origins, an interim American owner, and now a French sailing school/

Monday, June 11, 2007



To contact MEKA II, e-mail Captain Horatio Sinbad at:


Address: Captain Horatio Sinbad

PO Box 705

Beaufort, NC 28516

Indian sail training barque, TARANGINI

The TARANGINI will be at the Tall Ships Rhode Island festival, and also the Halifax festival.



Sunday, June 10, 2007

the new Dutch sail-training ketch URANIA

The URANIA will be sailing to the tall ships challenge in Newport, RI and Halifax, NS.

schooner VIRGINIA

The schoner VIRGINIA hosted the fleet at SAIl VIRGINIA 2007, and now will go on to the tall ships festival in Newport, RI.

Schooner VIRGINIA can be reached at:


The ROYALIST is alive, and sailing, and recovering from the "bad tides" earlier in the year.

Gary Bergman sailed ROYALIST to SAIL VIRGINIA 2007.

the ROYALISTE webpage: http://www.theroyaliste.com

e-mail: orcaboat@sbcglobal.net

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Dutch Navy sail-training ketch, URANIA

The new URANIA was built fours years ago (2003) to replace the 3 times Cutty Sark winner which had been built in 1928. The new URANIA trains future Dutch naval officers for the ROyal Dutch Naval Academy.


RARA AVIS is indeed a "rare bird", with Dutch origins, an interim Amercian owner, and now a vessel involved with "troubled youth in France," the RARA AVIS sails from Brest, and is a "global ecological explorer".


SPIRIT of BERMUDA is a intrinsic, regional rig, called a "Bermuda sloop" despite having 3 masts. She was built in 2006, and is new to the tall ships fleet.

schooner VIRGINIA

Built in 2006, the schooner VIRGINIA is 126' LOA, and represents the State of Virginia,
and the city if Norfolk.

GODSPEED, replica from Jamestown 1607

the GODSPEED leading the "Parade of Sail", Norfolk, Virginia.
to contact the GODSPEED, go to the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation at: