July news

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Al Ponessa included a great video link in his newsletter last night showing news footage of Gazela at Schaefer’s Canal House on the return trip from Norfolk in June.

Lots of other newsworthy developments as well. More good reasons to Subscribe to the newsletter!. You can read the full newsletter following the jump but here are some highlights:

  • On Saturday, July 13 we celebrated Paul Parson’s full life in the Quaker way on board Gazela. Over 50 friends, shipmates and relatives, including his daughter Naomi Paskins-Parsons and partner Beth Scheinfeld, shared fond memories of Paul.
  • Keep posted for some more summer fun with plays, art shows, etc. taking place on the deck of Gazela. Crew calls will be coming as dates are firmed up.
  • Tony Souza is building two more dories for Gazela. Volunteers needed. Check out progress.
  • For new members and those who need a refresher, let Al know if you are interested in Level 1 Training. For prospective members, you can contact the guild office if you would like become a member and take part.
  • Philadelphia Sailing Club will be conducting an Intermediate Sailing Skills training session in Bala Cynwyd at the Cynwyd Club on Aug 24 from 8:30 to 4:00.

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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
President

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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Back in Philadelphia

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Gazela crew returned to Philadelphia this afternoon after spending two days in Baltimore and a night at Schaefer’s Canal House in Chesapeake City.

Approaching the Chesapeake

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June 5
Lookouts enjoy a beautiful evening as Gazela approaches the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay. Gazela will be anchoring at Lynnhaven Roads tonight around 2100.
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