Members of Ship 1176 from Springfield were kind enough to invite us along on their weekend sail aboard the 46' ketch. What a wonderful opportunity for our first group outing!
Not everyone was happy about having to forgo sleeping in to get to the commuter parking lot in time for the carpool.
Activities included: going over the names of different parts on the boat, learning knots and how to handle the outboard dinghy, making lunch while underway, raising the Ship and American flags before setting sail, taking a turn at the helm of der PeLiKan, practicing how to heave a line, and performing a Man Over Board (MOB) drill.
What sailing trip could be complete without a visit to Jimmy's Restaurant for their "burger melt"?