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.
Crossing the Finish Line
We crossed the finish line at 2:43 local time early this morning. Natalie was standing by the chart and GPS to get the exact moment we crossed the line to report to race control. It is hard to say right now where we stand overall as time correction factors still need to be applied to everyone’s time but I’m cautiously optimistic that we will come out in good standing. Over the course of the race we were able to overtake all of our competitors in class C and D which consists of modern vessels like Geronimo. We held our lead against them all the way until the finish. Everyone on board is deservedly proud of this accomplishment.
With the race behind us and the sun finally out we are enjoying a leisurely motor sail through the Strait of Canso. Kari and Krysten currently have the watch, along with Ms. Hadley, navigating us through this narrow waterway which bisects lower Nova Scotia and Cape Breton. We plan to stop at Port Hawkesbury, midway through the Strait, to clear into Canadian customs and catch up on some sleep.
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