We admit it, we weren’t too impressed when we read that the tall ships were coming to North Carolina. It’s just a boat race, right? What’s the big deal about that? But then we looked into it. The America’s Sail 2006 will hit Beaufort and Morehead City this summer, June 30 – July 5. The event will include a 15-mile race off of Atlantic Beach by ships as impressive as the 54-foot Meka II, a replica of a 17th-century pirate ship and captained by Beaufort resident Capt. Horatio Sinbad. Now that’s no ordinary boat race.