Lofty aspirations at sea start with basic jib tending. “Watch that luff.” or  “We’re coming about. Time to shift the jib soon.”“Ready About!”

Plain language as we reach the buoy and are ready to moor the boat, “go forward and dowse that jib.”

Sometimes just a bit of anger when the crew is tardy with the sail on a heaving foredeck.

Soon it’ll be mainsail, halyard, and sheet.

3 Replies to “Beginnings”

    1. Lois ,it sounds as though the sheet you were talking about was the three sheets to the wind they are always talking about…now we know where one of the sheets wound up.

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