St. Patrick’s Day Sailing

Nancy IsraelAll, Bravo Team, Youth Programs

What a fantastic day out on the water. The sky was blue, the wind was perfect and the mountains were out in snow capped glory! Our crew was festive in green and celebrated Nancy’s birthday with a rousing version of Haul Away Joe.

We started our day with a crew overboard drill and rescued “Jimmy” (a fender). Then we further practiced rowing skills by doing a blindfolded rowing exercise. The team is learning alot about how to get in synch with each other on multiple levels.

Then, we set sail and headed out into Admiralty Inlet into the stronger wind and waves. We were glad we had our sails reefed! Bravo Team is getting their longboat sailing skills polished up for our spring overnight journey in May! We are excited for the possible 4 day overnight trip to the San Juan Islands.