Friday, September 24, 2010

A Soggy Day on Grand Traverse Bay for Willow Hill Elementary

The first of three Willow Hill Elementary School classes sailed with us yesterday.  With over 2 inches of rain, the students looked like drowned rats.  But they were great sports, and no one complained about the weather.   We started out as usual to set the trawl but we quickly came back to the dock after we heard thunder in the distance.  We continued the program in the Education Center until about 10:45 when the weather improved (moderate to light rain) to let us go out again. We sailed under mainsail and stays'l, with the deck awning in place to give us some protection fromt the rain.  Despite the tough weather, everyone was smiling at the end of the trip.  Thanks, Willow Hill, for being good foul weather shipmates. --Capt. Tom
Wet, but happy helmsmen! (and women)

Crewman Bob, just before raising the mainsail.

We made it!

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