Setting sail training class aboard Gazela!

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Lean all about setting sail aboard a tall ship! The volunteer crew of Gazela invite you to learn the arcane parts of sails, the ropes which control them, and the steps for setting and dousing the sails. Our instructor, Deb Peretz, learned these steps over 20 years ago and has since gone on to serve on other sailing ships and tugboats. She’ll provide handouts and personalized instruction to get you comfortable with pulling on ropes and working as a team. The last hour of class will consist of students responding to orders and setting and dousing at least four of the ship’s 16 sails.
Date: October 15, 9am-1pm
Location: Barkentine Gazela at Penn’s Landing
Admission is $60, which includes handouts, instruction, and tours
To purchase tickets, click here:  Sail Training Tickets
Please note that this is an outdoor event, so dress for the weather. If you have tender hands, you may choose to bring gloves. Gazela will not leave the dock for this class.

Karaoke aboard Gazela – Saturday, September 30

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Sing with Philly’s beloved Karaoke host, Dr Thunder, aboard Philly’s historic Tall Ship Gazela at Penn’s Landing on Saturday, September 30!

Voted Best of Philly by Philadelphia Magazine, Dr Thunder Karaoke will deliver his finest booty (that means wealth) of music and talent to benefit the historic sailing vessel.

There’ll be lots of fun going on while you sing to the sea! And with tickets priced at only $5, you won’t be plundered for admission to this most exceptional venue.

Date and Time: Saturday, September 30th, 6-10 p.m.
Location: Spruce Street and the Delaware River (across from Spruce Street Harbor Park)
Tickets are limited! Only $5 – CASH at the door (gangway)

Gazela training sail on the Delaware River

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Gazela’s all-volunteer crew practiced their sailing skills on September 10 during a day sail on the Delaware River. The sail also provided an opportunity for invited guests, including students from the Public History Program at Temple University, to experience what it was like to sail a historic wooden tall ship.

 

Gazela leaves port for day sails in June

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Gazela left her home port at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia for two day sails on the Delaware River in June. The first sail, on June 10, served as training for our all-volunteer crew, who spent the afternoon setting and dousing sails, as well practicing man overboard and fire drills. On June 17, guests were invited on board to learn more about Gazela and the work of the Guild to preserve and maintain her.

 

 

 

Spring maintenance work continues; the winter cover is almost down!

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A great turnout from our volunteer crew over the past two weeks saw a lot of small jobs get done, including general clean-up of areas above and below decks, and a very big job is almost done – the removal of the winter cover frames! If you’d like to join our crew and help get Gazela ready for the summer, please contact us at volunteer@gazela.org

Penn’s Landing Fireworks – Front Row Seats!

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Bring your own picnic dinner and watch the fireworks show at Penn’s Landing with front row seats from the deck of the Tall Ship Gazela. The fireworks will be launched from a barge in the middle of the Delaware River, just a few hundred yards from Gazela’s deck.

Schedule of Events:
7:00 PM – Ship opens for guests
9:30 PM – Fireworks

Click here to purchase tickets.

Please note, tickets are non-refundable. In the event of rain, tickets will be good for whatever evening Penn’s Landing re-schedules this fireworks events. Tickets may not be redeemed for the fireworks show occurring on July 1st. That show is sold out for a private event.

All proceeds benefit the Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild.

Spring maintenance underway on Gazela

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The winter cover on Gazela will soon be coming down and our volunteer crew has lots of work to do as the weather continues to improve, including painting, rigging, and minor repairs. One of the major projects we accomplished this winter was sealing the deck forward of the break. Earlier this year the Guild hired a team of professional caulkers, and our volunteer crew was kept busy reefing the deck seams for the caulkers. Want to join our crew and help us prepare Gazela for the summer season? Please send us an email at volunteer@gazela.or

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