Thanks to many talented volunteers, Perception‘s running rigging is complete and sails are bent on.  On our maiden voyage Perception performed beautifully, and crew began learning the ropes.  Here she is in Grand Traverse Bay on a beautiful July day.  It’s been almost a year since the board of Michigan Challenge travelled to Martha’s Vineyard to purchase her.  After all the hard work and the help of many generous donors, sailing her is truly a dream come true.