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06-08-2012 11:55 AM
sealover
Re: Tall ships in Inner Harbor for the 200th

Tom -- Thank you for your work. I'm thinking if I launch Wednesday morning from Sandy Point (US 50 bridge) I'll catch some of the fleet. I'm thinking the gray ships would have no trouble going all night, but some of the smaller, privately-owned sail boats might not be moving all night and try to make the entire trip during daylight on Wednesday?

Not sure if I want to take the sailboat and poke around in one area while they go by, or bring my little crab boat which can do 12 knots and try to catch them and photograph them. (And maybe catch dinner too!)
06-08-2012 08:43 AM
dacap06
Re: Tall ships in Inner Harbor for the 200th

I wish the OpSail web site contained more info about the transit to Baltimore. I wanted to get some rough estimates of where the fleet will be, so I got out my dividers and did some plotting.

Here are my assumptions:
  • The Opsail web site says they will be sailing at 6 Kts, so I assumed a 6Kt speed of advance.
  • I am not accounting for set and drift from tides and currents.
  • I am not accounting for leeway as the boats sail.
  • I am obviously not accounting for speed variations.
  • I assume their track will be in or near the main channels, so for estimating purposes I measured along the main channels.
  • Per this web page I assume they will be near the Smith Pt. Light just off Smith Point at 2100 Tuesday.

The following is what I get using the 6 Kt SOA:

2100 Tues 12 May -- At Smith Pt Light --------------------- 76° 11' 00” W 37° 52' 45” N
0130 Wed 13 May -- Abreast Cedar Point ---------------- 76° 18' 50” W 38° 18' 55” N
0500 Wed 13 May -- Just North of Sharps Island ------ 76° 24' 57” W 38° 39' 10” N
0725 Wed 13 May -- Thomas Pt Shoal Light ------------ 76° 25' 50” W 38° 53' 50” N
0830 Wed 13 May -- US 50 Bay Bridge ------------------- 76° 22' 50” W 38° 59' 20” N
1000 Wed 13 May -- Abreast Bodkin Point --------------- 76° 24' 15” W 39° 08' 15” N
1030 Wed 13 May -- Patapsco R. Abr. Fort Howard -- 76° 26' 25” W 39° 10' 50” N
1100 Wed 13 May -- Abreast Sparrows Point ----------- 76° 30' 00” W 39° 11' 55” N
The fleet may reach Smith Point Light early or later, and the further down the list, the less accurate the estimate would be. I am assuming these times are plus or minus 90 to 120 minutes by the time they get to Fort Howard at the mouth of the Patapsco River and Sparrows point.

So I am asking for verification. Is this table in general agreement with everyone else's conclusions?

Tom
06-07-2012 11:11 PM
sealover
Re: Tall ships in Inner Harbor for the 200th

When would be a good time to see them from the Bay Bridge (Annapolis). I'd put in at Sandy Point. Driving downtown with my father in law on Sunday to tour them on Fathers day.
06-07-2012 09:18 PM
swampcreek
Re: Tall ships in Inner Harbor for the 200th

We were leaving town Wednesday night for a biker event in Johnstown PA but we both moved a vacation day back to Tuesday the 19th to sail with the South bound parade a little. We are also considering sailing up to watch the Blue Angels but boat traffic will determine if we actually go. As for going to Baltimore by land forget it, thats just too dangerous.
06-05-2012 08:31 PM
sealover
Tall ships in Inner Harbor for the 200th

Thank you all for the replies. Ideally I'd like to launch at Sandy Point and sail with the tall ships for a bit, then drive to Inner Harbor on Thursday or Friday and see them like a tourist. We'll see how that works out with weather and other commitments.
06-03-2012 12:10 PM
Gladrags1
Re: Tall ships in Inner Harbor for the 200th

Quote:
Originally Posted by T37Chef View Post
We're planning to go on the weekend. I think we'll try to see the Blue Angeles on one of the days, the other I am hoping to get a tour of the Coast Guard ship and maybe a few others
Are you going by sea? Be ware that they will close the river to boat traffic to Inner Harbor at the Fort between 11am and 6pm.

Tod
06-02-2012 05:00 PM
GeorgeDog
Re: Tall ships in Inner Harbor for the 200th

We're going to intercept the northbound fleet at sunrise on Wednesday south of Annapolis. Spectator boats are encouraged to join the flotilla:

Parade of Sail - OpSail 2012 Virginia®

Chris
06-02-2012 02:21 PM
T37Chef We're planning to go on the weekend. I think we'll try to see the Blue Angeles on one of the days, the other I am hoping to get a tour of the Coast Guard ship and maybe a few others
06-02-2012 08:36 AM
Gladrags1
Re: Tall ships in Inner Harbor for the 200th

We plan on sailing to outside the acrobatic box on Saturday to watch the show and then returning to Rock Creek for the night. I also want to sail to just west of the Key Bridge on 6/19 to view the parade of sail as the ships leave. I hoipe to travel to Baltimore by land while the ships are in harbor to see them and the land based activities.\, probably on Monday. Looks to be a great time!
06-02-2012 06:25 AM
sealover
Re: Tall ships in Inner Harbor for the 200th

Wonder if I could put in at Sandy Point and catch any of them under sail on their way in earlier in the week?
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