To maintain it's rating as the oldest active sailing ship in the world;the Star of India went for its annual sail this weekend.
It was supposed to be a first ,with escorts by the "Californian"and the "Surprise" (from "Master and commander "fame.)
However the USCG "scuttled" the Surprise at the last minute by announcing she did not have the correct certification, So, sadly she was left behind.
Bayshots was the official press boat and managed to get some decent images although a heavy swell on the sunday made for difficult shooting
Bonus ,was a pair of dolphins that surfed alongside and you can just make one out beneath the water
On a differant note the Pilot boat from the Museum broke down.
I went to render assistance and tow her in.However the CoastGuard wouldnt let me ,as they said "I would "Burn my engine up". She didnt look that big to me.However not having the experience they do;I followed their lead.
So they had to bob around a while until a USCG aux, vessel came to their aid.
Great day out and many shots added to the website.