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.
The wind has finally filled in and we are making good speed toward the Bahamas. Over the past two days we have been mostly sailing downwind making ground to the west but at fairly slow speeds. Now we are skipping along at 7kts and leaving the Dominican Republic coastline behind us.
The students have done a great job adjusting to life at sea and the challenge of balancing watch standing and school work. Today on watch Mary and Chris helped decipher the weather forecast and put together a voyage plan for this passage that they presented to the rest of the crew. Currently in the galley, Zoey, Natalie and Rachel are preparing fresh Mahi Mahi for dinner that we caught earlier today.
Rumors are circulating that we may make a stop in Turks and Caicos on our way to the Bahamas. Given the current weather forecast and the route we are on it is quite likely that we will visit this small island country before continuing on to the Bahamas. All in all things are good aboard Geronimo.
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