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Sail Jacksonville 2009 Photos
« on: June 03, 2009, 06:13:17 AM »
Sail Jacksonville 2009 Photos



Metro Jacksonville photographers share the scenes from Sail Jacksonville 2009 in Downtown Jacksonville.

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Re: Sail Jacksonville 2009 Photos
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2009, 08:34:52 AM »
Great photos guys!
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Re: Sail Jacksonville 2009 Photos
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2009, 09:11:22 AM »
Was that Captain Jack Sparrow in the early photos!

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Re: Sail Jacksonville 2009 Photos
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2009, 09:18:41 AM »
Nice photos. It's good to see so many people enjoying the riverfront Downtown.

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Re: Sail Jacksonville 2009 Photos
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2009, 10:40:12 AM »
Man, I was hoping to see myself....

Great shots though!


On a side note, the guy with the parrot was a bit strange...  :)

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Re: Sail Jacksonville 2009 Photos
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2012, 06:13:37 PM »
This is the HMS Bounty, which just sank in Hurricane Sandy.




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Re: Sail Jacksonville 2009 Photos
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2012, 11:17:16 PM »
Actually I believe the HMS Bounty is/was actually a reproduction home ported in Tampa. You have to wonder if it will be raised. Even though its is/was a reproduction, its just sad to see any ship sink, this one is especially disturbing to an old salt.

"REPRODUCTION," sets the lost 'Bounty' on a slightly different plane then the USS Constitution, USS Eagle, or Colombia's ARC Gloria. All of which are active 'war ships' and used for cadet training purposes.



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Re: Sail Jacksonville 2009 Photos
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2012, 11:31:41 PM »
Why was it out there?
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« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2012, 09:22:19 AM »
^ it goes to shows/festivals all over...I believe it was headed from Norfolk to St. Petersburg....

And they did change their route somewhat due to the impending storm...I guess just not enough.

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Re: Sail Jacksonville 2009 Photos
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2012, 09:24:57 AM »
^ it goes to shows/festivals all over...I believe it was headed from Norfolk to St. Petersburg....

And they did change their route somewhat due to the impending storm...I guess just not enough.


The best "route" would have been to stay in port rather than try to skirt a hurricane. 

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« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2012, 11:38:25 AM »
^ it goes to shows/festivals all over...I believe it was headed from Norfolk to St. Petersburg....

And they did change their route somewhat due to the impending storm...I guess just not enough.


The best "route" would have been to stay in port rather than try to skirt a hurricane.

Staying in port would have been a guarantee of massive damage. It went out as any other large ship would do during a hurricane. Out at sea those violent breakers tend to be more like giant rollers, not to mention the fact that being out allows for plenty of room for maneuvering to catch those waves head on. Something went way wrong in the command and/or steering.

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Re: Sail Jacksonville 2009 Photos
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2012, 11:58:35 AM »
Earliest reports on storm track had Sandy moving farther off shore.

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Re: Sail Jacksonville 2009 Photos
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2012, 02:59:52 PM »
^ it goes to shows/festivals all over...I believe it was headed from Norfolk to St. Petersburg....

And they did change their route somewhat due to the impending storm...I guess just not enough.


The best "route" would have been to stay in port rather than try to skirt a hurricane.

Staying in port would have been a guarantee of massive damage. It went out as any other large ship would do during a hurricane. Out at sea those violent breakers tend to be more like giant rollers, not to mention the fact that being out allows for plenty of room for maneuvering to catch those waves head on. Something went way wrong in the command and/or steering.

Sailing into a hurricane is not a guarantee of massive damage?  He would have been better sailing out in a different direction and waiting for it to clear.  Not heading towards it. You don't exactly maneuver your way around a storm this large. 
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Re: Sail Jacksonville 2009 Photos
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2012, 03:23:47 PM »
What was the boat that was just here last week leading up to FLA/GA?
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« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2012, 04:39:24 PM »



^ it goes to shows/festivals all over...I believe it was headed from Norfolk to St. Petersburg....

And they did change their route somewhat due to the impending storm...I guess just not enough.


The best "route" would have been to stay in port rather than try to skirt a hurricane.

Staying in port would have been a guarantee of massive damage. It went out as any other large ship would do during a hurricane. Out at sea those violent breakers tend to be more like giant rollers, not to mention the fact that being out allows for plenty of room for maneuvering to catch those waves head on. Something went way wrong in the command and/or steering.

Sailing into a hurricane is not a guarantee of massive damage?  He would have been better sailing out in a different direction and waiting for it to clear.  Not heading towards it. You don't exactly maneuver your way around a storm this large.

Not what I said, "Staying in port would have been a guarantee of massive damage." Large ships have a bigger-then-a-billboard flat hull surface, in a hurricane it might as well be a giant sail. Leave that ship or any other next to the dock and IT WILL BE DASHED TO PIECES. Lakelander asked why it was out there and I was responding to his query. I believe the Bounty was heading south and as has been pointed out, it appeared that the storm would pass more easterly. Just saying that the Captain made the right call but misfortune caused the loss of the ship.

Even if they were trying to get around the worst of the storm, they couldn't have been in a worse spot. The Outer Bank's of North Carolina is known to sailors around the world as the "Grave yard of the Atlantic."

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