It was a mixed of sailing with some sails up throughout the day and some periods of time under engine. The weather was fairly mild but the ship was pitching back and forth and some of us were seasick! Yesterday was the last day of 4 hour, maritime style, watches. Today we start lessons again, drop down to 2 hour watches, start the proper backschaft schedule and do chores. We’re expecting to arrive in Cherbourg on 26th to change some crew before heading to the Bay of Biscay. Before that… we’re expecting some severe gales with wind force of up to 9 for a short period tonight.
Last night the mess was buzzing with musical instruments and people playing games, the Class Afloat crew and the Alex-2 all getting along well and enjoying each other’s company. The chess club has now expanded and competition is intensifying.
Time: 0800 hrs
Latitude: 52 deg 00 min N
Longitude: 2 deg 14 min W
Average Speed Last 24h: 4.9 knots
Distance in last 24 hrs: 115 Nautical miles (nm)
Total distance traveled this voyage: 464 nm
Total distance to destination: 205 nm
Temperature: 13 degree C
Sea state: 2
Wind: Force 2 (light breeze)
Sailing status: 4 sails