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Schooner Olympics

Good morning everyone. What a beautiful day on the Maine coast we had yesterday. We sailed the live long day from Pulpit Harbor through the Merchant Row and down Jericho Bay to Swans Island to anchor here in Mackerel Cove. The Delts experienced some great weather and great sailing. The crew ran them through 5 watch stations: bow watch, marlinspike skills, navigation skills, and helm/galley as well as their leadership station. It is amazing to me to see these guys from all over the country come together so quickly to make this boat move.

Each evening we present the Delts with a “schooner Olympics” event that challenges their teamwork as well as reinforces skills they have learned during the day. Last night we held the knot tying competition with the groups evenly divided across the board. Test yourself to see how quickly you can tie a square knot, bowline, figure eight or clove hitch. These guys moved like lightning and coached each other supportively as they sometimes struggled to remember all they had been asked to learn. I am inspired that these guys have taken on such a big challenge and that they do so with such enthusiasm. They took the day by the horns and shook it some good.

Have a great day. Be well. Do good.

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