After 7 1/2 hours of tacking our boats upwind, we reached beautiful Statia!!! As the wind was coming from the direction we wanted to sail, we learned that we can sail our boat at an angle to the wind and zig zag our way to our destination. Tacking was a physcial workout. We winched the ropes, transfering our jib (sail at the front of the boat) from one side of the boat to the other. We took it in turns to helm and everyone got a chance to work the winches. Our commincation skills were put to the test as we successful sailed onto the anchor. After our enegetic day, we are all looking forward to a quiet night onboard our boats.- Stay tuned for more details and photos of our adventures.
Delta 1 – Day 8
Posted Monday, July 2nd, 2012 at 11:47 am