Shallop Sail

I haven’t posted anything for a while. There are several reasons for this, the least of which was the preparation for then the aftermath of tropical storm Irene.

I thought I would post some pictures of a more pleasant interlude first. I can build up to the tropical storm in future posts.

sailing off among the moorings.


Plymouth is a very crowded harbor. Our shallop is 33′ long relies on either oar or sail poser to move along and has a bit of leeway problem. Sailing away form the ship requires a fine touch on the helm and lots of lookouts.

sailing in the clear, at sunset










Away from any distractions the shallop is very pleasant to sail. We try to use the boat when we can for after work sail training for the staff, after all, all the pilgrims would have had some experience travel in boats like these.


Small crew - ghosting along











On this particular evening sail we couldn’t entice a large crew to come along. However, ff you were to twist my arm I could be convinced to do a few more sails before the end of the season.




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