Wednesday, June 15, 2011

It's Always in the Details

Recently, I have become involved with a non-profit sailing club in D.C. called DC Sail.  In exchange for member fees, volunteer instructors teach underprivileged children and teenagers how to sail during the summertime.  The club owns a collection of FJ Flying Scots and Juniors, as well as a 65-foot schooner named the "American Spirit."  A couple of weekends ago, I photographed the schooner during a private charter as we sailed down the Potomac River, down to Old Town Alexandria, and back up the Anacostia River and past the Nationals' stadium.  The photographs will eventually be used in a new website for the "American Spirit."  

As always, though, my eye was drawn to the less obvious details of the ship; in this case, the lines, halyards, and ties.  

a nicely-tied cleat hitch

mainsail ties

cleat hitch and coil

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