More on Day Sails, Training and Tours

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In the upcoming weeks there will be some opportunities to crew while we move the ship as well as crewing on some daytime goodwill sails. Some of these sails will be in the afternoon, in which case there will be an opportunity for the crew to practice with a morning underway before taking the guests on board. If you haven’t sailed much, this is a great opportunity to learn line handling, hoisting sails, standing watch as helmsman, lookout, runner and boat-check.

Weekend Tours of Gazela

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From Lisa Kolibabek’s weekly newsletter update:

We are going to start giving tours of the ship on the weekends again…
…they also get people interested in the ship and what we do, while also possibly recruiting new members.

More details will be posted as available.
UPDATE 7/29: Public tours of Gazela will be available Saturdays and Sundays through the summer. Open times are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Be aware that ongoing maintenance work could cause unexpected closings.

Celebrating 42 Years of Gazela in Philadelphia

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In case you missed it, take a look at video of Monday’s “Gazela 42” fundraiser (July 8, 2013) at the Independence Seaport Museum, which celebrated 42 the years since the tall ship Gazela was brought over from Portugal. There was plenty of food, drink, camaraderie and even a few salty tales from the sea. We had a blast hearing tales about the eventful trip that brought Gazela to us in 1971, and more about the years since.

Gazela 42 Was a Big Success!

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There are a lot of thank you’s owed to a lot of people for making Gazela’s 42nd Anniversary fundraiser last night such a big success.

First thank you is to the great crowd of about 80 people who attended. Second thank you is to the 20+ donors of auction items. A big, big thank you to the crew who manned the event, both in the museum and aboard Gazela, and an extra big thank you to Linda Collier for her excellent party-planning and promotion of the event.

Our angel, Mary Smith, was there, and brought 10 of her family. She also made a generous donation. Part of what we celebrated was the feature of our book, The Heart of a Ship — Stories from the Crew of Gazela Primeiro in Yachting Magazine. The book’s publication was both inspired and underwritten by Mary several years ago. Thank you, Mary, for everything!

Kudos also to John Brady and his staff at the Independence Seaport Museum for donating the use of the William Wikoff Smith gallery.

Looking forward to next year, please save the date, July 8, 2014, for Gazela “43”. Anyone with suggestions about how we can improve on last night’s event, please shoot me an email.

We will be posting more pictures from the event, and a complete list of donors soon.

Fair Winds,

Eric Lorgus

Front Row Seats for Fireworks at Penn’s Landing

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A spectacular fireworks display will be launched from a barge in the middle of the Delaware River, just a few hundred yards from the deck of the historic tall ship, GAZELA PRIMEIRO. Avoid the crowds and watch the fireworks from GAZELA’s wide decks. Bring a picnic — we’ll provide the view! Purchase your tickets now for the July 6 show at 7 p.m.

Fireworks onboard Gazela Primeiro at Penn's Landing
Fireworks onboard Gazela Primeiro at Penn’s Landing


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