After sharing a few videos of her sailing and even my schooner climb, I thought it was time to share my part of helping restore this glorious tall ship. Working on the completely wooden gaff rigged knockabout Schooner Virginia from December 2016 – May 2017. Stripping, sanding, sealing, splicing, painting and more.
I take on the challenge of climbing 90 feet to the top cap of the main mast of the Schooner Virginia. Starting with a free climb up to the spreaders to take in the views of the Elizabeth River, Sail Nauticus, and the Battleship Wisconsin.
Schooner Virginia left her home in Norfolk, Virginia for the bluer waters of Cape Charles on the Eastern Shore. After a lovely sunset cruise, a storm chases her back to the dock.
Hello, Sailors! We set sail on the Schooner Virginia again! We sailed along the Elizabeth River for a while. See what it’s like to be crew on a tall ship.
Plus, a little bonus!
We’re setting sail! See what it’s like to haul to raise sails, coil lines, and sail aboard the Schooner Virginia.
Schooner Virginia is a 122-foot wooden knockabout schooner in Norfolk, Virginia. She was restored over the winter 2016-2017 and just started sailing again!
After months and months of work, the Schooner Virginia debuts at the Norfolk Harborfest where she leads the Parade of Sail.
I got a GoPro Hero5 Session camera and a Blue Snowball Ice mic for my birthday! I am so excited to share better videos with you.
Birthday Sail. Aboria Luminarium. Adventure Cat. Lifting the spars and anchors back onto the Schooner Virginia via crane.
Sanding Schooner Virginia’s blocks, splicing lines, replacing sails and a well-deserved sunset sail.
Sailing next to the American Rover. Spotting dolphins in the Elizabeth River. Sanding blocks and a quick deck renovation tour for the Schooner Virginia. Sailing with the kids on a foggy day.