Winter Ocean Classroom 2021: Day 16

Winter Ocean Classroom 2021: Day 16

Christiansted, St. Croix

Jack F.

January 24, 2021

Learning the Ropes

Today we woke up to all the things we wanted to see this morning. That was late wake-ups (0930), pastries, and laptops. We caught up on work, got college stuff completed, and buttoned-up other things. After a calm, Sunday morning, Rudy and Eli came out to pick us up to go to the boat for the afternoon. This afternoon would be more focused towards our skills with line handling, putting turns on belaying pins, and our man overboard procedure. As we got closer to the boat I realized they had painted more of the caulk on the starboard side; the boat was looking the best I've ever seen it in person. Once we were all on the boat we started raising sails starting after, all while still on the mooring. We got all of our sails up, during a squall, and got on our way. On our way out of the channel we lost all of our wind and had to hit the engine for a second. Once we really got out there we worked on our palming and how to treat the lines. It was a good sail, not too warm or cold. When we got back on our mooring we washed the deck and ate dinner. This led into some ultimate frisbee to finish off our night.

Fair Winds,

Jack Fedele