I take on the challenge of climbing 90 feet to the top cap of the main mast of the Schooner Virginia. Starting with a free climb up to the spreaders to take in the views of the Elizabeth River, Sail Nauticus, and the Battleship Wisconsin.
Schooner Virginia left her home in Norfolk, Virginia for the bluer waters of Cape Charles on the Eastern Shore. After a lovely sunset cruise, a storm chases her back to the dock.
I’ve learned a lot this summer working at Sail Nauticus. Well, I guess I should say, I have seen a lot of useful sailing and boating skills that I hope will stick in my brain. In this video, we uprig green boat after we replaced the furling blade because the jib was sliding out.
Yellow, Green, and Stripes Sail Nauticus boats chasing a pod of dolphins on a voyage that’s important water quality and happiness. We talk about the Elizabeth River Project and what dolphins swimming up stream means.
Hello, Sailors! We set sail on the Schooner Virginia again! We sailed along the Elizabeth River for a while. See what it’s like to be crew on a tall ship.
Plus, a little bonus!
The Ocearch visited Norfolk and I got to take a tour! Check out their research vessel and hear about how they capture, tag, and study sharks.
We’re setting sail! See what it’s like to haul to raise sails, coil lines, and sail aboard the Schooner Virginia.
Schooner Virginia is a 122-foot wooden knockabout schooner in Norfolk, Virginia. She was restored over the winter 2016-2017 and just started sailing again!
We definitely have the best seat in the house during the Harborfest Parade of Sail. The Sail Nauticus fleet joins the parade behind the Godspeed from Jamestown.
After months and months of work, the Schooner Virginia debuts at the Norfolk Harborfest where she leads the Parade of Sail.
We’re in New York City for the week and didn’t have any sailing opportunities…so we rode the Staten Island Ferry round trip for the stunning view. Plus, It’s free. It’s fun. What’s not to love?