HMS Bounty delayed by weather, will miss Ilwaco

Breaking news:
The HMS Bounty stayed moored to avoid a strong headwind and tough seas from Bodega Bay, and will not arrive in Ilwaco as planned this weekend.
The tall ship simply can’t make enough headway against the adverse conditions to make the event in time.
Instead, they are planning a stop in Coos Bay for fuel, and on to Port Angeles on their way to Victoria, BC. They were able to leave Bodega Bay just this morning (Thursday). Not enough time to arrive in Ilwaco.
Disappointing news, however not unexpected in light of the nasty weather pattern the left coast has been trapped in.

The Lynx will be in Ilwaco as planned, and the USCG Cutter Eagle is currently docked in Astoria near the Columbia River Maritime Museum.
Safe travel to the Bounty!

Links:
The Bounty navigating rough seas near Bodega Bay
Video showing the Bounty from the same blog
Bounty not coming Daily Astorian

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Published in: on June 11, 2008 at 9:28 pm  Comments (3)  
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  1. Man!!! I was hoping to see her this weekend. I missed getting to see her ten years ago in Coos Bay by literally minutes.

  2. Oh, any word on if the Lynx is going to be there? I can’t seem to figure out if it’s sailing in company with the Bounty or not.

  3. […] historic HMS Bounty had been scheduled to attend the Tall Ships event in Ilwaco, WA, last month, but could not arrive in time on her way from Bodega Bay, California though the crew […]


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