11/04/11 - New Sails and Gumbie Suits

New Sails and Gumbie Suits

The countdown is on for departure from the cold northeast. Our shiny new fore-sail and jumbo sail arrived yesterday and got bent on and ready to go. Today we haul them up and take a good look at them out in Boston harbor as we do some final drilling before heading out tomorrow.

The crew also got a lesson in donning gumbie suits should the need arise, which we trust it won't.

Food has been bought and stowed, supplies stocked, weather checked, and cold weather gear unpacked in preparation for the first four days of transit.

Stand by for fun updates from underway and don't forget to check out our "where are we now?" link to see Roseway's progress.