The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race departed Halifax after a few days of rest, bound for England. The Vessels arrived from New York earlier in the week. What Makes the Clipper event unique, is that with the exception of the skipper, the boats are crewed by novice offshore racers.
You can find out more (and sign up) at http://www.clipperroundtheworld.com/
An arival earlier this morning the Sedna IV Tied up at the Maritime Museum Wharf.
The Sedna IV is a 50 metre (165 ft) three-masted schooner which has been used for scientific expeditions and the filming of documentaries. Currently on a special research voyage called 1000 Days for the Planet, Jean Lemire and his crew are visiting Halifax waterfront from April 21-23 as part of Waterfront Development’s Visiting Ships Program.
Tomorrow, Sunday, April 22 (Earth Day), the vessel will be open for free, public tours. There is a limit of 20 people per tour and pre-registration is required.
Tour times will be available at 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm. Please sign up at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic Information Desk, 1675 Lower Water St.
For more information on the ship, and 1000 Days for the Planet, visit http://my-waterfront.ca/halifax/events-halifax?event=89
The Sailing Yacht Pangaea put in to Halifax to ride out the Oncoming Hurricane Maria.
She Is Captained By Mike Horn, Who is leading the Pangaea Expedition on a 4 year Journey around the world. The 30m vessel was built out of Aluminum in Brazil, and has 30 births.
Find out more @ http://www.mikehorn.com/en/pangaea/
Built in East Boothbay, Maine, 1921 Bowdoin was built for arctic service. She became the Official sailing vessel of Maine in 1986 and has crossed the Arctic Circle 27 times. She is now serves as the sail training vessel for the Maine Maritime Academy
More Here @ http://bowdoin.mma.edu/
A large number of yachts are tied up today around the Royal NS Yacht Squadron (AIS Targets in the ARM) and on the waterfront. These vessels arrived yesterday completing the biennial Ocean Race from Marblehead MA to Halifax.
Also Seen today, A fleet of Opti’s – training the sailors of tomorrow.
Tied up at the Cable Wharf are a group of 3 Sailboats from Norway.
Among them is the Vessel Tofluer, which is on its final leg of circumnavigating the globe. You can Find out more at www.tofluer.com
In other trips, Australian’s Chris Bray and Jess Taunton plan to sail back via the NorthWest passage with their Junk rigged Yacht Teleport. You can follow them at http://www.yachtteleport.com.
The Bi-Annual Marblehead to halifax Ocean race departs this Sunday at 1300. The record time is 33 hours, so expect arrivals Tuesday.
for more details, see http://www.marbleheadtohalifax.com/
has been in town for the past few days and has been giving harbour tours.