Schooner Bill of Rights

Main Sail Gets a Patch

As you recall, our race from LA to San Diego met with misfortune as we tore our main sail. Thanks to Jim and the generosity of the San Diego Maritime Museum, we were able to get our sail patched enough to get us through the next few weeks.

Dozens of volunteers from the other boats helped us remove the sail and carry it down to Jim’s workshop in the hold of the Berkeley at the Maritime Museum. Jim worked tirelessly though the next few days, and put a significant amount of reinforcement in our old sail. When it was time to return the sail to the Bill, we once again recruited help from the other boats, and with 15 people carried it back down to the boat.

A few more hours of work, and we had it back on and ready to fly. Let’s hope it holds. This sail is really old and needs to be replaced. (Let us know if you would like to make a donation to help.)