Monday, September 11, 2017

Montauk to Block Island

After one more lesson on sail operations and high rigging training, we left Montauk and set sail for Block Island. The students set nine sails! After we were well out in Block Island Sound we did another round of fire and abandon ship drills. Then we enjoyed the afternoon sail to Block. After setting anchor, the students went aloft to furl sails. A few even went to the top of the highest sail (third sail on the mast) to furl. It was so high that photos just wouldn't do it justice. It was quite a bit of work to furl and tidy up the lines. We fit in a quick dinner and then went for a splendid swim off the boat at sunset. From there, each watch made it's own flag to represent themselves. Finally, the night watches, card games and sleep began.