The Rose in San Juan, Puerto Rico,
Courtesy of the Miami Herald

Miami Herald Staff Photos by Chuck Fadely
May 28-29, 2000

AT SEA, OFF THE COAST OF SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO

Captain Richard Bailey at the wheel of the HMS Rose as they pass El Morro Fortress on the way out of San Juan Harbor Monday, May 29, 2000. After setting sail from San Juan, the crew of the HMS Rose, along with 21 middle school students from Miami Dade County, head out to sea.

Fireworks explode over the HMS Rose In San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sunday night, May 28, 2000, in a grand finale to Regata 2000, the opening event of OpSail 2000. The tall ships leave Puerto Rico for Miami Monday morning.

Palmetto middle school eigth grader Joe Bucciero, 14, left, and crew member Nic Hirtle untie sails on the topgallant yard, 110 feet above the water.

Arthur Fernandes, left, with other students, climbs out the bowsprit to set sails.

After setting sail from San Juan, Robert Gaitan, 14, an eighth grader from Ponce de Leon Middle steers the HMS Rose under the direction of crew member Charlene Marshall. The HMS Rose, with a crew of 21 middle school students from Miami Dade County, set sail Monday for Miami.

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