Sailing in the Marmara Sea
Day 100-106, Sunday to Saturday, August 6-12, 2023
Sailing for a whole week in the Marmara Sea
Between August 6 and August 12, we have been sailing several days. Here's a small collection of photos describing some necessary tasks to make the sail work.
Step 1: Get the beam across the ship and hoist the sail
In order to get the sail up, we must get the beam 90 degrees on the ship's length and hoist the sail.
Step 2: Handling ropes to steer the sail
When the beam with the sail is all the way up, we must handle all the ropes so the sail can make use of the wind the best way possible.
When we are sailing, we can see a green line looking down into the sea at the rear of the ship. This phenomenon is called "Grønnålen" in Norwegian.
Step 3: Lowering the sail and packing the sail
When we finish the sailing, we must lower the sail, get the beam back parallel to the ship's length, and pack the sail.