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Turkey Tracks: Come Sailing With Me: Raising a Windjammer Foresail

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Turkey Tracks:  September 24, 2014

Come Sailing With Me:

Raising a Windjammer Foresail


Here’s a little video on raising the Riggin’s Foresail–the big one in the front.

If you are standing in the back of the boat, the left side of a sail is “the throat,” and the right side is “the peak.”  The two sides do not get pulled at the same time after a certain point in the raising.

Listen, and you will hear Captain Jon say “HOLD PEAK” and you’ll see the right side crew stop pulling.


Note the fog on this day.  It was the only foggy day we had.

I rather like a foggy day at sea, just as I like a foggy day here at home from time to time.

Fog is soft, comforting, and it just slows everything down.