Monday, May 26, 2008

schooner WESTWARD -- Ocean Classroom

The schooner WESTWARD stopped in Newport, on her way to New Bedford to take on a class of students for voyage to New London. I was lucky enough to be invited on board, and of course, was set off in their avon to catch these shots.


Friday, May 16, 2008

schooner BOWDOIN--2009 tallships calendar

The schooner BOWDOIN from Maine is one of the featured tall ships in the new 2009 tall ships calendar.

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Portugeuse schooner CREOULA

The former fishing schooner, CREOULA, has been restored by the Portugeuse Navy, and serves as training vessel for future naval officers.

She has blog that is administered by Luis Miguel Correia at:

CREOULA in Barcelona, July 2007. Photos by Thad Koza

new entry --Falmouth/Funchal PRINCIPE PERFEITO

Photo credit to Luis Miguel Correia

Another Class has joined the fleet for the Falmouth//Funchall 500 race.

PRINCIPE PERFEITO is a 170' 3-masted schooner from Lisbon, Portugal.
Originally built as a "coaster" in Norway in 1949, she has been restored by her Captain, Rafale Silva, and serves as a charter//sail-training vessel.


LOA: 170’ 6” 52 m

Beam: 24’ 8” 7.52 m

Draft: 14’ 4.25 m

Hull: Steel

Year built: 1949, rebuilt: 2001-06

Homeport: Lisbon, Portugal



Monday, May 12, 2008

Romanian tallship, MIRCEA, 2008

The Romanian sail-training barque, MIRCEA, sister-ship to the USCGA EAGLE, will be visiting northern Europe this summer, 2008.

Details to follow: