Young Man At the Helm: Clearwater
Young men at the helm on sloop clear waters was a great learning experience. The program started off with us breaking into watches. I was in none other than green watch. Our watches got to know each other and learn everyone's name and where they are from. After we got to know each other a little bit better we learned our main task for the rest of trip. Our task was the mainsail. We stay in charge of the one and two position. The one position is where you tie the stopper knot and the two position is when you make it off to the cleat. I usually did the one position.
At the end of the trip, we had a sloop Olympics. The Sloop Olympics consist of being able to tie knots and answer questions at the same time. Another part of the Olympics was being able to bring the jib up as a team. The final challenge was line tossing and coiling. Each category was split into two different parts; style points and time. We started off with knots. I tied every knot first but it was also about your whole team getting the knot. We can help out by telling them what to do but not physically helping. After we all tied the knot we would all have to answer the question as a group. After that was raising the jib sail. We had the worst overall score when it came that. Finally, we had the line tossing and coiling, my team had the most style points but had a bad time. However, I had the best individual time when it came to the tossing and coiling. My time was 43 seconds. The time came when they said the winner. It was a three way tie.