Every year, SpinSheet Magazine offers a challenge to the sailors in the Chesapeake Bay to get out sailing 100 times in the calendar year. Here are clips and photos from my 100 days of sailing in 2017. Please keep in mind, some days I sailed more than ones and some days I forgot to take a picture. Spinsheet also counts up to 10 days working on your boat when you can’t leave the dock.
Also, obviously…. in this video…. I am giving away a Mustang Survival HIT PFD with a sailing harness.
Last weekend, we raced around both the Middle Ground Lighthouse and Thimble Shoals Lighthouse. We left from Old Point comfort. Summer Wind is a 27 foot Pearson that I have been lucky enough to sail on twice.
After sharing a few videos of her sailing and even my schooner climb, I thought it was time to share my part of helping restore this glorious tall ship. Working on the completely wooden gaff rigged knockabout Schooner Virginia from December 2016 – May 2017. Stripping, sanding, sealing, splicing, painting and more.
I take on the challenge of climbing 90 feet to the top cap of the main mast of the Schooner Virginia. Starting with a free climb up to the spreaders to take in the views of the Elizabeth River, Sail Nauticus, and the Battleship Wisconsin.
I’ve learned a lot this summer working at Sail Nauticus. Well, I guess I should say, I have seen a lot of useful sailing and boating skills that I hope will stick in my brain. In this video, we uprig green boat after we replaced the furling blade because the jib was sliding out.
Yellow, Green, and Stripes Sail Nauticus boats chasing a pod of dolphins on a voyage that’s important water quality and happiness. We talk about the Elizabeth River Project and what dolphins swimming up stream means.