Geronimo is a voyage of self-discovery. Student crew members discover the joys and challenges of life aboard a 69-foot cutter as they sail along one leg of a tour that in 2017-18 will take the boat along the eastern coast of the U.S., from Rhode Island to the Bahamas and back. As they live, learn and explore together, classmates discover what it truly means to be a crew.
Ile FourchueOmelettes for breakfast started the day – courtesy of Truckie and Eric. We then set the mainsail, hauled back the anchor and sailed off the hook bound for Ile Fourchue about 25 nautical miles away. Shivam was at the helm as we sailed out of the lee of St. Martin and set the jib. It was what one might call sporty, but the crew did quite well handling the conditions as we beat for several hours to our anchorage. Charlotte was at the helm as we sailed up to the hook to anchor in this extinct volcanic crater. Ashore to explore and climb to a high peak followed by snorkeling with some decent fish and some healthy elkhorn coral. Back on board Geronimo we decided to get underway for a more comfortable anchorage about 3 nautical miles south. For the second time today we sent the main and sailed off the hook, with Eric at the helm. In short time, Hull was at the helm as we sailed into the anchorage at Anse de Colombier at the north end of St. Bart’s. Our plan is to head south toward St. Eustatius or St. Kitt’s tomorrow.
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