35022 – 02.11.2022 – a beautiful sunset

Today our dear floaties finally crossed Biscay Bay on their way to Lisbon. A calm sea state and a great climate in the coast of Spain let the floaties enjoy a beautiful sunset. The wind wasn’t collaborating with the Alex II, which led us to start the engine in order…...

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35022 – 01.11.2022 – a karaoke night

Yesterday was Halloween! We woke up to decorated halls and a ghost scavenger hunt in the mess. The rules: take Lauren a ghost from the mess and receive a candy. The sailing day was choppy but beautiful. Classes continued as usual, but the night turned spooky! Most students dressed in…...

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35022 – 31.10.2022 – Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! We’re around 4 days from Lisbon, Portugal and there will likely be smooth sailing (motoring) all the way there. It’s been windy and stormy, but we’ll be leaving the Bay of Biscay this afternoon. Lunch was very good; we got some pasta with vegetable sauce. Also, yesterday the…...

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35022 – 21.10.2022 – we pulled into Denmark

Yesterday we pulled into Denmark for fuel, set sails and did a lot of napping. There is a few of us who are sea sick and a lot of us taking gravol. Last night we did our second night watch, it was cloudy and some of us got rained on…...

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35022 – 20.10.2022 – 2am the engine was turned off

Yesterday we pulled away from Bremerhaven and hit the water! We left in the early evening and stopped for a while in the sea lock before reaching the open waters of the North Sea. We powered north under engine until 2am when the engine was turned off and we switched…...

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35022 – 19.10.2022 – depart Bremerhaven today

Yesterday was another day of sail training before we depart Bremerhaven today. Provisions are stored, students now know how to hoist sails and the excitement-level is through the roof.   Time: 08:00 Date: 19.10.2022 Latitude: 53.5 Longitude: 8.6 Average Speed last 24h: 0 km/h Distance in last 24h: 0 km/h  Total distance travelled this voyage: 0 km/h  Total distance to destination: 14 000 nautical miles Temperature: 12 (Celsius) Sea state: 1 (Beaufort scale) Wind: Force 2 Sailing status: no sails up Log…...

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35022 – 18.10.2022 – still docked in Bremerhaven

Good Morning y’all! We are still docked in Bremerhaven and are doing lots more training as we will set sail tomorrow morning. Yesterday many of the students got to climb the rigging and set sails in the day and we all spent 3 hours after lunch helping load food onto…...

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35022 – 17.10.2022 -learning safety procedures

Good Morning, Yesterday we spent the day learning safety procedures and getting our harness fitted. We got our first taste of back-shaft, which means we got to set up the mess and clean all the dishes after everyone was done their food. Then after lunch we got a preview of…...

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33922 – 30.09.2022 – Tagesfahrt auf der Brücke

Törn:                           339.22 Datum:                        30.09.2022 Mittagsposition:          passieren Tonne 78 auf der Weser Das Wetter:                 Sonnig, leichte Brise, 17°C um die Mittagszeit   Tagesfahrt auf der Brücke Moin liebe ALEX II-Freunde, heute mal wieder ein Bericht von der Brücke. Zunächst wurde ich heute früh mit einem schönen Kinderlied durch unseren Maschinisten um…...

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33622 – 26.09.2022 – Viermal Helgoland und zweimal Leuchtturm Hohe Weg

Törn:                                    336.22 Datum:                                26.09.2022 Mittagsposition:              irgendwo bei Helgoland – zum vierten Mal … Das Wetter:                      Stürmisch bis Windstärke 8, ordentlich Wellen und auch mal was Regen Viermal Helgoland und zweimal Leuchtturm Hohe Weg Segeln im Sturm, wie cool ist das denn! Die 4-8 Wache wird morgens um halb vier geweckt…...

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