We've all been there: stripped down ex race boats with rags for sails and less than motivated crew. Last one I was on had the first reef bolted in with blocks because the
cringles had gone south.
Not "Stars and Stripes". She's a fully tuned Farr 60 with laminate sails, all running
gear in top shape, even an unusually clean bottom for a tour boat. Best of all, the crew
was really sharp. They were patient with the non sailors and proud to allow experienced
guests a turn at grinding, driving, even jib pit.
As a die hard PHRF racer I enjoyed watching Captain Lynn's mates put the boat through
her paces. As an ASA instructor I appreciated the efforts the crew took to ensure every
guest had a memorable sail.
Grab your sailing gloves and go, you won't regret it.