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SSV Oliver Hazard Perry Loses Power in Newport Harbor

The 200′ long three-masted square-rigger SSV Oliver Hazard Perry was departing from a local dockside festival on Sunday evening when she lost power while maneuvering in very close quarters in Newport Harbor, Rhode Island. The steel ship drifted into four boats. No one … Continue reading

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John Lennon and the Voyage of the Megan Jaye

I recently came across a sea story, that, like the best sea stories, has been retold enough times so that the details tend to wander from one version to the other. This much appears to be true. Thirty-five years ago, … Continue reading

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SSV Oliver Hazard Perry on Her Maiden Voyage

Last weekend, Oliver Hazard Perry, America’s newest and largest civilian sailing school ship sailed into Portland harbor in Maine on her maiden voyage, to participate in the Tall Ships Portland 2015 festival, which wrapped up yesterday.  Based in Newport, RI, the … Continue reading

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12,000 Visitors to STV Oliver Hazard Perry in Newport

From May 9th through 13th, Oliver Hazard Perry, the largest civilian Sailing School Vessel in the US, was host to 12,000 visitors during the Volvo Ocean Race Stopover in Newport, RI.  The contrast between the new tall ship and the … Continue reading

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Lending Club 2 Shatters Newport to Bermuda Speed Record

On April 20th, the 105′ trimaran Lending Club 2  sailed from Newport, Rhode Island to Bermuda in an amazing 23 hours,  9 minutes and 52 seconds, beating the previous record by a 15 hours. Lending Club 2 sailed the 635-nautical mile passage at an average … Continue reading

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SSV Oliver Hazard Perry Shifts To Fort Adams

Sailing School Vessel (SSV) Oliver Hazard Perry will be docking at her new permanent berth this Saturday at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, RI. She is the first ocean-going full-rigged ship built in America in over a century. She will … Continue reading

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Tall Ship Providence Blown Over in Blizzard Winds

The sloop Providence, a 1976 built replica of the Continental Navy sloop of the same name, was blown off her jack stands while on shore at Newport Shipyard in Newport, Rhode Island on Tuesday in blizzard conditions.  The ship was dis-masted … Continue reading

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International Moth Racing — Foiling is Not Just for the America’s Cup

Well before the billionaire’s AC72 catamarans were rising up on foils to race in the America’s Cup, nimble Moth dinghies were flying on hydrofoils around the buoys. I will admit to being fascinated by the foiling Moths, although they appear … Continue reading

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SSV Oliver Hazard Perry — Nearing Completion & July 5th Gala

The SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, the largest square-rigged sailing ship built in this country in over 100 years, is nearing completion.  The 132′ long three masted steel ship has been hauled at at Newport Shipyard for final exterior work and … Continue reading

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Sailing on the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry this Fall

I recently booked a berth on the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry  on a passage next September from Newport to Bermuda under the command of Captain Richard Bailey.  I find it hard to believe that it was so long ago, but nevertheless, … Continue reading

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Amorita’s Unlucky Day

The first time I saw Billy Black‘s photo of the collision, I had to look twice to believe what I was seeing. It show two white yachts, both under full sail, one slicing half-way through the other.  The collision took … Continue reading

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Sailing for Couch Potatoes – America’s Cup World Series Finale on NBC

Back in the old days, the America’s Cup was sailed in 12 Meter yachts in the often misty light air of Rhode Island Sound.  It was a competition more suited to still photography than video.  How times have changed.  Now elimination matches are being sailed in … Continue reading

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Sloop Providence Sails Again

Great news. The Sloop Providence, replica of the American Revolutionary sloop of the same name is sailing again after being laid up for 3 1/2 years.   She was purchased last year from the City of Providence by boat builder … Continue reading

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The Final Demise of the SS C. W. Pasley

Concrete ships were constructed in both World War I and World War II when steel was in short supply.  They were not wildly successful, as they were limited in deadweight and had a tendency to crack.  (No concrete ships were built after the end … Continue reading

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