Passengers get their safety briefing on board the Hindu, a 75' schooner built in 1925. A schooner, of course, is a two (or more) masted sailing vessel where the foremast is usually shorter than the main.
The Hindu joins other boats in motoring out into the harbor.
On a relatively windless day, the schooners and other boats mill about waiting for the beginning of the race.
With sails aloft but nothing to power them, most of the action seemed to be happening behind the easels.
Looks like the Spirit of South Carolina (thanks for the flag, guys) gaining on the (hmm, I don't know) and followed by the (gee, it's hard to tell them apart, isn't it?).