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.
Back in the U.S.A.!
Elise skillfully sailed us out of the anchorage at Salt Island, on our way just a short distance to Peter Island - where she handed over the reigns and Hull did a fine job sailing us up to the anchor in Little Harbour,. An amazing sunset of Sir Francis Drake Channel and some equally amazing star gazing last night rounded on the evening.
This morning Truckie was the JWO in a very light breeze, but patiently sailed us out of our anchorage and halfway to Cruz Bay, St. John before giving the watch over to Janna who sailed us up to the anchor off Cruz Bay, St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. We went ashore to clear in with U.S. Customs and Border Protection and explore Cruz Bay. Ice cream and smoothies were highly sought after.
Armed with the confidence of a college acceptance, Shivam did a great job sailing us out of the anchorage and tacking toward Coral Bay on the southeast side of St. John. Hannah came on to lead starboard watch as we sailed into the anchorage with a few distractions - namely a helicopter landing on the bow of a large yacht with a drone flying overhead to film the event. With the last of the breeze, we glided up to the anchor just as dinner was put on the table (chicken, mac and cheese and salad courtesy of Elise and Flash).
This marked the first time Geronimo has been back in the U.S.A. since departing in June 2015 for our 2-year Transatlantic Voyage. She is happy to be back and is looking forward to a return to Rhode Island in May.
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