Subtle Art. Photography and Text by Keith R Wahl

November 17, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

That's how it's done

Watch Hill Cove Mooring Nearing

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Watch Hill Cove Mooring Nearing 20220924 850_4328Watch Hill Cove Mooring NearingThe subtle art of sailing up to a moorning on display in Watch Hill Cove, Westerly, Rhode Island

There is a subtle art to sailing up to a mooring. If you are in Watch Hill Cove, then one must refine the art in the pre-season. People will be watching; this is a given. Especially with so many classic boats moored nearby.

No power, sail only. There is only enough sail to carry you on the easiest of tacks. As the mooring buoy grows near, throw the tiller over to spill the wind and luff the main. This is when momentum must carry the boat along. As the crew catches the buoy and ties off, loose the halyard and ease the sails down. That's how it's done.

See more of this series of photos here: Watch Hill Cove Mooring ApproachWatch Hill Cove Mooring OvertureWatch Hill Cove Mooring Arrival


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