One More Sail Before Casting Off

Aaron Hawkins decided to spend his last morning in Rhode Island sailing, simply for the pleasure of sailing. He guided a J/24 past the breakwater to let the bow dip into the waves and allowed the spray to wash over the deck. In less than a day he'd leave for the British Virgin Islands to assume his position as the first mate on Ocean Star, Sea|Mester's 88-foot sail-training schooner.

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Aaron sails one of the University of Rhode Island's J/24 into Point Judith Pond.Sampson Jacobs

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Aaron slides the main sail into the mast.Sampson Jacobs

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Raising the main sailSampson Jacobs

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Aaron raises the Jib.Sampson Jacobs

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Aaron controls the main sail while cruising through Point Judith Pond.Sampson Jacobs

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Aaron teaches a student how to traverse a channel under only sail.Sampson Jacobs

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Aaron controls the main sail.Sampson Jacobs

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Aaron sails past the port of Galilee and into the Point Judith Harbor Refuge.Sampson Jacobs

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Aaron relaxes as the boat comes closer to the exit of the harbor refuge.Sampson Jacobs

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The J/24 sails past the breakwater.Sampson Jacobs