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If you noticed a lot of sail on the sixth boro the past few days amidst all variety of weather, then you witnessed at least part of New York Classic Week. Below, Pride of Baltimore2 and When and If pass below the cliffs of lower Manhattan. Foto compliments of bowsprite; all others by Will Van Dorp.
Here When and If, Adirondack and Pride of Baltimore2 head for the Statue in the “farewell race” today. Notice crewman setting a topsail on Pride.
Here, a view from the water, shows some of Lower Manhattan’s cliffs aka “the new palisades.”
The foto below taken yesterday just seconds after the red racing flag appeared shows America II, Black Watch (ex-Tabor Boy and ex-Edlu II), Imagine, and Adirondack. For info on each of the vessels, click here, then navigate to NY Classic Week and then 2008 participating yachts. Winner was Black Watch, with Adirondack, 3rd.
Also, at the start yesterday, When and If and Pride, finishing 6 and 5 respectively. By the way, When and If was built for General Patton.
Naturally, a tug appears in these fotos . . . here a Buchanan moves a sand scow downriver as the sailing yachts prepare for the red flag signalling the race start.