Friday, July 1, 2011
A Full Press of Sails
Amazingly, I think my favorite watch is 4-8am. Watching the sun rise over grey seas slowly turning them an icy deep dark navy blue speckled with whitecaps -- only punctuated by the bright powder blue and white wake thrown up by Nordwind. , during a sail change, I found myself looking up at 6 sails flying from Nordwind's rig. We had our Code 0 spinnaker (smallish, asymmetrical spin), our Yankee, a Stay Sail, our Main Sail, the Mizzen Stay Sail (basically a spinnaker you fly in between the mizzen mast and the main) and a Mizzen. Quite an amazing sight to see. With 10kts of breeze, a beautiful blue sky, and a calm sea it was quite a day.