All Schooner Crew members, past, present (somewhere in the USVI) and future may be amused to learn that my 30th Reunion TA ball cap died an honorable death last month in about 80 feet of water between the uninhabited WSW promitory of Peter Is. known as Key Cay, and Pelican Is. in the BVI, within site of St. John. (USVI) I was busy, and my crew was a bit sluggish from theIr previous days revelrie on Yost Van Dyke, but with the help of good weather and some attention to detail, the running rigging aboard the simple 54.5 ft beneteau sloop that I was steering was soon All-A-Taut-O, and I continued my voyage without my hat.
This weekend I'll be aboard the USNS GRASP, towing the USS HAWES (google for cool pics) from Virginia to Philadelphia. Sail On! Matt