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.
Summer Geronimo Begins
The summer Geronimo program has begun! The student crew joined the boat yesterday in Boston and are already well settled in. Last night after a vessel orientation and dinner on deck we ventured out for ice cream and a walk up to Bunker Hill.
This morning Krysten stepped up to be the first cook of the voyage, preparing a delicious breakfast of scrambled eggs and bacon. Afterwards we headed into Boston to explore the city and look at some of the larger sailboats and ships in port. Once back aboard Geronimo we turned our attention to shipboard safety and routines, extensively going over the vessel’s safety equipment and everyone’s responsibilities in the event of an emergency.
We have just wrapped up dinner and dishes and are about to sit around the main salon table and discuss our first sail together as a crew. This trip will bring us north to Nova Scotia and the Strait of Canso. While in route we will be racing against the other sail training vessels also heading from Boston to Nova Scotia. The wind looks favorable making for a speedy and competitive race. Everyone is looking forward to getting underway tomorrow morning.
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