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Fishing for Fun

Mar 16, 2014


Location: Guadeloupe
Author: Tucker W.
After breakfast, we set sail for Guadeloupe which took the better part of the day. Along the way we learned about a sixth sail called the fisherman. After rigging the fisherman we practiced jibing it which entails taking it all the way down, then taking the halyards of running the sail to the other side of the boat, then putting the halyards back on and raising it again. Once we practiced moving the sail from one side of the boat to the other we raised it for the fist time. After the first jibe with the fishermen was completed, we spotted the Maizie Rose (see picture above) on the horizon. The Maisie Rose belongs to an Englishman by the name of Sinbad who we met for the first time in Portsmouth Harbor. Once we spotted Sinbad on the horizon, we we changed course so that we would cross paths. Once we caught up to Sinbad we discovered he was headed to Guadeloupe as well. We spent the rest of the passage sailing side by side until we reached our destination. Once sails were lowered and anchor dropped, we prepared for dinner which we had around a proper table after setting it up for the fist time on this trip. it was quite nice.
-Tucker W.