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    Ramming Speed! Tall Ship Docking Adventures

    Great job protecting Intrepid!  Too bad the Capt. didn't call for assistance before casting off his mooring lines.
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    Ramming Speed! Tall Ship Docking Adventures

    Yes, it is planned that way and as the ships are designed for that rake it is what is required to balance the helm.
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    Ramming Speed! Tall Ship Docking Adventures

    See my comment above...basically he should not have left the dock in that much cross wind.    If you haven't sailed a traditionally rigged vessel it difficult to understand the amount of windage in rigging, yards, furled sails, etc.  We sailed the Californian (a square topsail schooner) from...
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    Ramming Speed! Tall Ship Docking Adventures

    That was my first thought but in the news article it stated that two anchors were deployed so I dropped the comment.  Not sure if that is correct but given the very close quarters it's unlikely that the anchors would have prevented impact. I spent two terms (about 9 months) as Captain of the...
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    Ramming Speed! Tall Ship Docking Adventures

    Questionable decision to get underway in moderate crosswinds in a tight space in the first place.




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