It was time for the Fall Sailboat Show in Annapolis! I drove 4 hours each way just to bring you this footage. If you love sailing, yachts, or luxury lifestyles, this video is for you. For me, I’m just filling my daydream bank. I got to check out a new Amel 55 and a bunch of new Lagoon Catamarans. Fair winds to my sailing friends.
After sharing a few videos of her sailing and even my schooner climb, I thought it was time to share my part of helping restore this glorious tall ship. Working on the completely wooden gaff rigged knockabout Schooner Virginia from December 2016 – May 2017. Stripping, sanding, sealing, splicing, painting and more.
Last week’s video was absolutely an adventure! This week we’re relaxing a little bit. Sailing is absolutely my happy place. This week we’re sailing with friends and hoping Green doesn’t get run over by a barge.
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.
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.