Saturday, June 27, 2009
I had planned to leave Charleston a couple of days ago but heard about the Charleston Sail Fest so decided to stay another four or five days and watch the tall ships. The Festival featured the ships and a period village held by the Maritime Center. A number of the Tall Ships have been involved in the Atlantic Challenge, a friendly race from Europe via Bermuda. One of the ships lost it's foremast above the trucks and another carried away her jib. From what I gather, they failed to shorten sail in time and were struck by a squall.