The Capital Yacht Club, located in Washington, DC, performed a three cannon salute aboard the Harvey Gamage last night to celebrate both the grand opening of their new wharf and 125th anniversary.
The Harvey Gamage came fourth in her class with an elapsed time of 15:56:06 at the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race. Captain Stephen Taylor was ecstatic with the performance of the crew, students, and ship.
While steaming north toward St. Mary's College of Maryland, Captain Taylor coordinated an unannounced drill with one of our gap semester students so that we could practice a man overboard recovery with an element of surprise.
The Harvey Gamage had a spectacular ride down the bay in the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race, passing competition left and right. Keep checking back as we wait to hear our final race time!
We rose early and were underway by 0700 to pass through Hell Gate at slack tide. Hell Gate is a narrow tidal straight in the East River with a strong current, so it was important to time the passage just right.
Our students and crew spent yesterday touring the Mystic Seaport Museum. They learned about shipping and ship figureheads, and they were also able to explore the Charles W. Morgan and the Cuban refugee boat Analuisa.
As she sailed home from Cuba, our schooner recently moored with our friends at the Capital Yacht Club and hosted a small town-hall discussion, weaving stories of our winter programs with speculation on the future of American travel to Cuba.
Ready to get your sea legs? Then join us this summer as we partner in Portland with Baxter Academy of Technology and Science to sail our 130-foot schooner Harvey Gamage around the Casco Bay area. Our sails are open to the general public, and no sailing experience is required!
As the Gamage prepares to sail north back to Portland, we just announced exciting plans to partner this summer with Baxter Academy for Technology and Science on a two-week sailing excursion open to all Maine high school students.
Our Cuba voyages under sail are so amazing that it may surprise you that some of the most life-changing adventures occur on land. That’s where we meet Cuban friends who are shaping their country’s future, from culture and the arts to business and the sciences.
While in Cuba studying aboard the Harvey Gamage, our winter term students were able to explore the pristine Gardens of the Queen marine sanctuary with University of Maine oceanographer Bob Steneck.
Discussions about gap year programs, like our voyages to and from Cuba, frequently focus on the young people considering them. But perhaps the best perspective comes from those whose life trajectories were changed by gap years they took long ago.