My 17 year old grandson and I spent a grand day with Captain Marshall, exposing my grandson to his first sailing experience.
Captain Marshall provided him with a superb introduction to sailing, learning the handling of his very impressive and comfortable Island Packet.
He was put to work from the very beginning learning to steer a course, hoisting and trimming the sails and learning the theory and practice of sail handling and manning the wheel to make the most of the wind.
Captain Marshall provided us with running commentary on the surrounding shores, fauna, and seaway enroute through the navigation buoys from his anchorage, south through Harpswell and Merriconeag Sounds to Casco Bay.
We picked up a mooring to relax and enjoy a snack for lunch before casting off and enjoying a fine breeze, sailing in Casco Bay and then north again back to his dock, exploring all points of sail, tacking and jibing.
Captain Marshall's obvious sailing knowledge and friendly presence throughout the day contributed to an outstanding and instructive day for us both.
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