Geronimo

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.


Captain’s Log

 

Fall Trip Begins

After spending some time on board with family and friends, the crew jumped right into preparing for our adventure. We loaded provisions, lots of them. Then we loaded sails and gear, bent on the mainsail and started to move into bunks. 

The Starboard Watch (Lily, TJ, Bridgit and Lekha) did some more heavy lifting loading on our liferafts, the Port Watch (Katherine, Celeste, Celia and Lilly) cooked dinner. They made burritos with rice, beans, beef, vegetables, cheese and home-made guacamole - and we enjoyed our first dinner together as a crew in the cockpit on a beautiful warm night. 

Post-dinner we celebrated Katherine's birthday and we were all impressed with how masterfully she blew out the candles. We then spent a little time with on-board orientation. Everyone was  following an afternoon of hardwork, and I sensed that everyone was fading - so we put off the balance of orientation until tomorrow. Most everyone was in bed and off to sleep by 2130. 

Our plan is to continue our safety and on-deck orientations tomorrow morning, and hopefully depart the dock before noon. We will plan to be at anchor in the north end of Narragansett Bay tomorrow night. 
Posted by Mike Dawson in 2017 Fall Voyage on Tuesday September, 26, 2017

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A Coeducational Boarding and Day School for Grades 9 Through 12
St. George's School
372 Purgatory Road Middletown, Rhode Island 02842
401-847-7565
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