Gazela began her journey home on Monday. Click here to follow her route as she sails back to Philadelphia.
Gazela and her crew arrived in Norfolk today, after having a great time sailing in the Chesapeake Bay. During the past four days, the crew has enjoyed sailing, dory rowing, boat operation, and working hard to get Gazela ready to welcome visitors at Norfolk Harborfest this weekend.
Norfolk Harborfest is in its 40th anniversary year celebrating America’s largest, longest-running, free maritime festival. Gazela is proud to be part of the festivities, which will run from June 9-12. Click here for more information, including a schedule of events.
Gazela departed Baltimore on June 6 and is en route to Norfolk, Virginia for Harborfest.
Track her progress here
Gazela is in Baltimore and will be open for tours through this weekend! For more information about Sail Baltimore’s schedule, click here
Gazela departed Philadelphia on May 31 for a 17-day Chesapeake Bay sailing trip, with port stops at Chesapeake City, Baltimore, and Norfolk.
Follow her progress at AIS Vessel Tracking: Gazela Primeiro
A huge thank you goes out to everyone who pitched in to assemble the rig and make crane day on May 15 at the Navy Yard a success. By the end of the day, the masts were re-stepped and the ship was moved back to Penn’s Landing.
The task of attaching and tuning the standing rigging, as well us sending up the spars, prepping and painting, and a myriad of other tasks to get her ship-shape is underway.
April 2 after work 1730 on board Gazela
Bring a dish. Bring a bottle. Bring a friend and turn them on to the ship. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know if you can help by bringing a big pot of something to eat or help with set-up or clean-up.
For those of you who are new to our little band of sailors and are looking forward to getting underway this season, we are offering sail training classes this spring.
The mandatory Level 1 class – Introduction to Gazela – will be offered four times on Sundays. All dates 10 am to 4 pm, aboard Gazela:
- April 3
- April 17
- May 1
- May 15
Please register for one of the classes at this link.
This class, provided at no cost only to active Guild members, covers a variety of basic topics ranging from knot tying, line handling, learning the ship, emergency stations and watchstanding roles. For new members, you will receive a copy of the Gazela crew manual, a log book, and a complimentary piece of rope for knot tying.
Gazela and Poplar went back in the water on October 8 after two months in dry dock at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Gazela is currently at Pier No. 2 at the Navy Yard, where volunteers have been busy bringing down blocks and lines, sending down spars, and removing the masts in preparation for moving her to Penn’s Landing for the winter.
We were featured in the new edition of Marlinspike Magazine! They did a great job focusing not only on the work we were doing but also on those doing the work on Gazela and Poplar. While this is only a sampling of those working in the dry dock, all those who worked and volunteered in the dry dock put in long hours in sweltering heat to get the job done.
For those looking to subscribe to Marlinspike Magazine, the only magazine focusing on tall ships, one can subscribe here: http://marlinspikemagazine.com/subscribe.html