The crew launches from Detroit, MI, towards their final destination: Chicago. In this final leg of the Pommes Frites crossing the Atlantic and making it to Chicago, the crew encounters a squall line, which they head right into. Crossing Lake Huron and Lake Michigan, there are nothing but happy faces!
Leaving Montreal, the crew launches into the St. Lawrence Seaway System. The system is made up of 15 locks that allow ships to transit between Montreal and Lake Erie, which is an elevation difference of 168 meters (about 551 feet). In this video, you’ll see the crew make their way through many of these locks.
The crew have some additional guests on this leg of the trip from Rhode Island to Prince Edward Island. Experience both the sailing and the stops along the way through the eyes of Evie, Skye, Winter, and Spencer.
Captain Mike and crewmembers Keith, Guy and Brian set sail from Bermuda to Rhode Island. After making their way through the channel and beginning their travels, they come across some intense storms that leave them feeling exhausted as they arrive in Rhode Island.
Join Captain Mike and crewmembers Keith and Brian as they dock next to a party boat, work on some problems (like the electrical system), and sitesee Bermuda, including an everlasting kite? and an old ammo shelter.
Hear from crewmate Keith on boat projects and what it’s like to sail. Learn how to tie an adjustable knot from Skye. And Brian and Captain Mike fill us in on Frankin-Sail.
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of the wind in your sails and the salt in your hair. It’s truly exhilarating. But sailing isn’t all fun and games. There are plenty of problems to deal with when you’re out on the water. There’s always something that needs fixing or adjusting.
Welcome to Pommes Frites, the second leg of the crossing. We are taking the boat from its winter hibernation in Puerto Rico all the way to Chicago. In this episode, we are headed to Bermuda with our crew of seven. The crew to Bermuda includes Captain Mike, Keith, Brian, Guy and Ashley with their kidsContinue reading “Launch from Puerto Rico to Chicago”
The crew is eager to make landfall, but they have hundreds of miles to go.
Episode 5: The crew is not entirely alone in the Atlantic, there are always the flying fish. Even though the weather makes it feel a bit more like a holiday, it is tough for our amateur sailors to be away from loved ones.