08.04.2022 – our last day at sea

YESTERDAY WE PRACTICED FOR AN EVACUATION DRILL, DONNING OUR GUMBY SUITS AND JUMPING INTO THE CHOPPY WATERS! WE ALSO SAW SOME SEALS ON THE BEACH AND THEN LEFT HELGOLAND FOR ANCHOR. IT IS HARD TO THINK THAT IT WAS OUR LAST DAY SLEEPING AT SEA. AS WE HEAD BACK TO…...

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07.04.2022 – Helgoland!

WE ARE HERE ON A SMALL GERMAN ISLAND, HELGOLAND! DATE: 7 APRIL 2022 TIME: 0800 UTC WEATHER:RAINING TEMPERATURE: 8° SEA STATE: 6 WIND FORCE: 7 STATUS: DOCKED LATITUDE: 055° 23′ N LONGITUDE:  7° 19′ W DISTANCE TRAVELLED IN LAST 24-HOURS: 0 NM DISTANCE SINCE BREMERHAVEN: 14,142 NM LOG KEEPER: SEBASTIAN MARLEAU-VINAS AND JESS SEWELL...

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05.04.2022 – our way to Esbjerg

AS WE MAKE OUR WAY TO ESBJERG TO FUEL UP, WE ARE WINDING DOWN OUR TIME ABOARD IN DIFFERENT WAYS. THIS LOOKS IN COME CASES LIKE PACKING, GORGING ON THE REST OF OUR SNACKS, MANY PHOTO SHOOTS, AND SLEEPING. WHEN ON DECK WE ARE SURE TO BUNDLE UP AND BE…...

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04.04.2022 – Hi

HI MOM, DAD, COCO, AND COPPER! I MISS MY T’SKIA FAMILY SO MUCH (AND DAD TOO). WHAT I WOULD DO FOR TACO NIGHT WITH YOU ALL RIGHT NOW! I LOVE EVERYONE SO MUCH. TELL KORA I HOPE SHE HAD FUN AT HER FIRST FIELD HOCKEY GAME! YOUR (SLIGHTLY DRAMATIC) ABSENT…...

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03.04.2022 – hoping, wishing and praying for some wind

WE SPENT THE DAY ON ENGINE HOPING, WISHING, AND PRAYING FOR SOME WIND. WE CAN SEE THE CLIFFS OF DOVER FROM AFAR, ACRES OF WINDFARMS, AND NUMEROUS SHIPS AS WE NAVIGATE THROUGH THE BUSY ENGLISH CHANNEL. WITHOUT SAIL MANEUVERS, WE PASS THE TIME BY REPAIRING RATLINES (WEBELEINE) AND COMPAIRING HOW…...

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26.03.2022 – Anchored!

Anchored! At sea. We’ll be able to see the mainland again in a while, we can see lighthouses, ships and boats… we’ll be docking soon. And when we do… we’ve crossed the Atlantic! Twice! Time: 0800 Latitude: 48 41N Longitude: 02 05W Wind force: 3 Sea state: 1 Temperature: 13…...

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25.03.2022 – Extra update

Hi all, By way of an „extra“ update of sorts, we want to introduce you to Class Afloat crew member David J’s YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDAsAveyyZH6FJgcVE3nxCg While many of our students enjoy documenting their voyage through photo and video capture  David has been particularly dedicated to filming, compiling, editing, and posting videos of his experience…...

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25.03.2022 – a small bird broke into the mess

During snack yesterday a small bird broke into the mess. It was a team effort to help the bird escape safely. We all closed the portholes and used a broom to guide the little bird back on deck. There were lots of laughs and bravery from those who tried to…...

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24.03.2022 – congratulations

WE ARE ALL SENDING CONGRATULATIONS TO THE LANDREVILLE FAMILY ON THEIR NEW ADDITION! WELCOME TO THE WORLD, FUTURE FLOATIE–YOUR BIG SISTER JULES IS BEAMING WITH EXCITEMENT! DATE: 24 MARCH 2022 TIME: 0800 UTC WEATHER: PARTLY CLOUDY TEMPERATURE: 11° SEA STATE: 2 WIND FORCE: 3 STATUS: ON ENGINE (MATILDA IS RUNNING STRONG) LATITUDE: 048° 46′ N LONGITUDE:  6° 55′ W…...

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23.03.2022 – stunning sunrises and sunsets

WITH THE TIME CHANGE, WE HAVE WITNESSED STUNNING SUNRISES AND SUNSETS! THE 00-02 WATCH HAS ALSO REPORTED MORE SHOOTING STARS THEN THEY CAN COUNT. SADLY, THE WIND AND SPEED THAT WE COULD REPORT YESTERDAY IS GONE AND WE ARE ON ENGINE AGAIN. WHILE OUR BELOVED MATILDA IS GETTING US TO…...

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