Yesterday's Skipper meeting gave the weather a-okay for us to depart this morning for leg 2 of the trip. So, last night we tried on our safety equipment and practiced lashing to the jack lines that are now running along both sides of the boat's deck. Jacklines allow you use a tether to connect to boat should one need to be out on deck in unstable seas.
This is a pic of Nick, with all his gear on. Can you tell what is wrong with picture? Hint: Nick is standing in the cockpit behind the binnacle.
We rose early and left Ocean Yatch Marina at 5:30 am. It was pretty to watch sunrise and the cities that flank the Elizabeth River start to wake-up.
Initially, winds are light and from our stern. As the day went on and our route changed, we were able to set sail. So s/v Sablier is on her initial passage (for us) on the Atlantic Ocean, rigged as a cutter and on a beam reach!
Diane can now check this off of her bucket list! Susan is the only of the crew who has been to ocean, so for Diane, Grant, and Nick this a first! 🌝