Jun 19, 2018 - Sea Cloud
First-time guests on Sea Cloud often wonder if we are ever going to set sail, after having seen so many glorious pictures in the brochures and online. So, it is always great fun to give them the play-by-play explanation as the yards are braced and the sailors climb the rigging to set the sails on the first day. There is much more intricately coordinated activity involved than most people anticipate, and then suddenly we are on the fo’c’sle (the forecastle on the bow) and we can’t quite believe what has just unfolded before our eyes.
This is what we dream of, and on this first day we had strong winds of 25 knots in the morning. By mid-afternoon, they had dropped enough to set the royal and sky sails──the uppermost sails on the masts──as we all found our favorite places for viewing and photographing this unimaginable experience. Captain Komakin and his crew were all heroes by the time of the Welcome Cocktail Party at the end of the first day on board.
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