Saturday, January 5, 2013

Sailing 101

We have noticed that many of the islands have youth sailing programs.  This one at Anse d’Arlet, Martinique was very active.  Each day sailors with different skill levels ventured out.

This must have been the entry level class.  Note the chase boat to the left; the crew was busy.

When you do not weigh enough to right the boat, you have to wait for your crew to swim around to help.

Then, maybe two of you can get it upright.

In the mean time, the rest of the class is not doing much better.

They are getting closer; the sail is almost out of the water.

Once you get your boat upright, you should try to get back in before it takes off.

Team work pays off; the boat is upright and the chase boat was not needed.

However, this captain needed a little help from the chase boat.

In the mean time, this sailor is yelling for help getting his rudder reinstalled.

So much for team work; the captain took off dragging his crew member.

Still need my rudder over here.

Still swimming after his boat.

The chase crew is on the way.  Evidently, floaters have priority.

Rudder is reattached.  So it goes, another fun day on and in the water.

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