On Tuesday morning we paraded out of Duluth harbor, and jockeyed for position to start the race to Whitefish Bay. We had favorable westerly and north westerly winds for the entire race. On the last day of the race, the waves were 6 to 7 feet, and the winds were gusting to 30 mph.
The ship was traveling at a speed of 10 knots. It was rock and roll time!! This was the best sailing I have experienced so far. The original estimate for how long the race would take was 3 and a half days. We actually finished in 2 days and 4 hours. After spending a day cruising bays north of Whitefish Bay, we traveled up the St. Mary’s river once again to Sault Ste Marie to drop off most of the trainees and pick up a new crew. Now on to Green Bay and another Tall Ship Festival