- 2021 Summer Voyage
It is nice to be back in Rhode Island waters. We arrived at the Sakonnet River yesterday afternoon. The final part of the transit was quite rainy, but knowing that we were close to home, made it more bearable. Tharaly did a great job tacking up the river and selecting an anchorage in the lee of Little Compton. Everyone had a good night sleep after the trip down from Maine.
This morning the students were tasked with sailing Geronimo from our anchorage in the Sakonnet River to Dutch Harbor on the west side of Conanicut Island on their own, without the guidance of the professional crew. They confidently sailed Geronimo off of the anchor and past Third Beach. It was exciting to sail so close to St. George’s campus. At the end of the passage, William was in charge as we sailed into Dutch Harbor and let go the anchor. The entire passage was made under sail.
At the moment, many hands are in the galley making food for tonight’s Fourth of July feast. Tucker is grilling burgers, hot dogs, and sausage while Ethan and Tharaly are making tres leches cake. Newport’s fireworks have been postponed until tomorrow night, but we’ll celebrate with sparklers here tonight.
Tomorrow morning will be spent cleaning the vessel and packing. After lunch, we will have closing activities to reflect on our voyage and time together. It should be a full last few days aboard the boat.