Photographing tall ships is often an excercise in just plain luck, a matter of being at the right place at the right time. Taking thousands of photos a year in this manner, we often end up with shots of strange, unfamiliar vessels which we are at a complete loss to identify. To help us out in this area and provide a bit of fun for our readers we are introducing our Name that Tall Ship contest. Each month we will post a photo of unidentified vessels from our archives and award prizes from our catalog to the first three readers, who can provide positive identification of these vessels.
This spring we are featuring a beautiful gaff rigged schooner which caught our eye during a photo shoot of the Sea Cloud II off the western coast of Antigua in the British West Indies. The photo was taken on April 13 just before the 2003 Antigua classic series began. Cruising with just her jib and staysails, she didnt catch our attention at first, but after setting everything but the cooks undershirt and tacking into the sun, she definitely had our attention. There can be no doubt she was there for the classics. The first three readers who can provide positive identification will win a Tall Ships of the 21st Century 2013 calendar from our catalog. Good luck!!!!