Tall Ships

Snaking the Sails

The fore, main, and mizzen sails were struck, furled, unbent, and stowed on deck before dinner on Friday night. Saturday morning we returned to dock with the help of the yawl boat. After the passengers went ashore, we started rigging down. The first thing to come off were the sails.

The sails were laid out on deck one at a time and everyone grabbed hold to pass it over the rail.

Once over the rail, the sails were lugged to the shop to be stowed. Each sail is heavy and cumbersome, so the more people, the better.

The Second Mate and Julie work on the jibs.

Jules unbending the spritsails


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