Tall Ships Challenge® Atlantic Coast 2015
series overview

"News from the Road" (Updates from the TALL SHIP CHALLENGE® Race Team)
Tuesday, June 30, 2015: (Cape May, NJ) Tuesday morning dawned clear and windy as Eliza and I made out way down the docks of the Corinthian Yacht Club of Cape May. Barry, Jim and their team had generously offered to volunteer their time to take us out to the race starting line (15 miles off shore) and to help us start the race for Picton Castle, Sagres, Hermione and Lettie G. Howard. An hour later, after a very bumpy ride, we made it to the start line, well out of the way of the traffic separation scheme going into and out of the Delaware Bay and away from the shoal waters that extend out from the shore. click here to read more
Sunday, June 28, 2015:   (Philadelphia/Camden) The crews are up and getting ready on deck to open their ships for tours. After yesterdays rain the warm weather and sun are welcomed. For many of the ships they are preparing to leave port tonight are tomorrow. Come by today for your last look at the tall ships in Philadelphia and Camden.
Saturday, June 27, 2015: (Philadelphia/Camden) The crowds are out in full force at Tall Ships(r) Philadelphia Camden today, despite the rain. Colorful umbrellas bob along the docks as visitors explore the tall ships that line the piers on both sides of the Delaware. Our interns are walking along the docks distributing the newly-published Tall Ships America directory to the vessels. (Purchase a copy now for only $15!) Out on the water, passengers aboard AJ Meerwald are helping the crew to set sail. There's lots to do despite the drizzle, so grab your rain boots and meet us down at the waterfront!
Friday, June 26: (Philadelphia/Camden) Just like yesterday, the beautiful weather has come to a grey end and has been replaced by overcast skies. despite the encroaching storm, the band continues to play. A light breeze has been blowing off the Delaware river all day, barely enough to lift a flag. By 1300, the crowds are beginning to wind down and seek shelter from the inevitable deluge.
June 18, 2015: Summer interns will join the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Race Team in Philadelphia/Camden. Click here to read more about the interns.
June 16, 2015: (Cape Charles) The best-laid plans of mice and men are no match for Neptune. Such was the case Monday morning, when the wind died just as we needed it to fill in. An hour earlier, the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Race Team had boarded local sailor Paul’s 45’ sailboat with Tall Ships® at Cape Charles Port Organizer Capt. Dave Steward, his wife Hania and her daughter Kim, photographer Chris Glennon, and Paul himself. Picton Castle was pushing off the dock as we let go our lines and, a few finger piers away, Lynx was preparing to get underway. read more here
June 15, 2015: (Cape Charles) It's a beautiful day out on the water! The TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Race Team is underway with Tall Ships® at Cape Charles Port Organizer Capt. Dave Stewart, his wife Hania and her daughter Kim, Photographer Chris Glennon, and sailboat owner Paul who graciously invited us aboard his boat to head out to the race start. Picton Castle, Lynx, Serenity, Hindu, and Tree of Life are setting sail. There's not much wind but it's a glorious day on the Chesapeake!
June 14, 2015: (Cape Charles) We had a great time at Tall Ships® Cape Charles yesterday and are ready for another sunny, crowd-filled day by the harbor. There's a light breeze today to counter the heat of the summer sun. Erin & Eliza had the opportunity to sail aboard Lynx & Hindu on afternoon daysails - check out their pictures on the Tall Ships America Facebook Page and on Twitter!
June 13, 2015: (Cape Charles) The festival gates have just opened in Cape Charles, Virginia, and already the waterfront is full of visitors. From the harbor full of tall ships that visitors can board and vendors' wares such as miniature handmade vessels with curved glass sails, there is so much to see and do at the festival today! There is a full day line-up of musical entertainement and, later on this morning, we're looking forward to the black powder demonstrations by Moody Crewe. After much anticipation, Tall Ships® at Cape Charles has begun!
June 12, 2015: (Cape Charles) It is well into summer here in Cape Charles, with the temperature already into the eighties by 0900 and threatening to reach 90 degrees by midday. But there's a gentle breeze down on the docks, where Tree of Life, Hindu, Lynx and Picton Castle are tied up. We're expecting Serenity to arrive this evening. The crew are hard at work with last minute preparations to welcome tomorrow's crowds. Vendors, too, are setting up and maintenance crews are doing a little weeding in the beautiful landscaping along the event site. It's going to be a great weekend in Cape Charles and we hope to see everyone here!
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