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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22.03.2022 – a sailing vessel again

WE ARE FINALLY A SAILING VESSEL AGAIN AND REACHING BEYOND 9 KNOTS! THIS COULD MEAN AN EARLY ARRIVAL TO SAINT MALO, WHICH IS WELCOMED NEWS FOR SOME OF US. THE SALTIER OF THE CREW IS SADDENED BY THEIR TIME AT SEA DISAPPEARING. IT IS MIND BOGGLING THAT WE ARE TURNING…...

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13.03.2022 – CREW CHANGE DAY

TODAY IS CREW CHANGE DAY, SO WE WILL ‚SEA‘ A LOT OF NEW FACES ON BOARD (AND SOME SURPRISE FAMILIAR ONES–YAY, NICLAS IS BACK!) WE ARE VERY EXCITED TO MEET THE NEW MARITIME CREW AND THE HOT TEMPERATURE TODAY IS SO WELCOME AFTER THE LAST QUITE COLD WEEK. LOVE OF…...

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10.03.2022 – Peter’s Cafe Sport

WE ENJOYED A NICE EVENING OF SHORE LEAVE YESTERDAY AFTER FINISHING UP CLASSES. MANY EXPLORED HORTA’S PAINTED PIER, FINDING MURALS FROM PREVIOUS CLASS AFLOAT YEARS AND THOSE OF SOME OF OUR FRIENDS FROM TENACIOUS OR THOR HEYERDAL. WE ALSO FOUND COPIOUS AMOUNTS OF PIZZA AND BURGERS AND CHECKED OUT A…...

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09.03.2022 – ARRIVED TO HORTA

WE HAVE FINALLY ARRIVED TO HORTA AND IT’S COOL, BUT SUNNY OUT! WITHOUT STEEP ROLLING, WE ALL GOT OUR FIRST NIGHT OF SLEEP IN QUITE A WHILE. THIS WILL BE A PORT OF REST, MURAL PAINTING, LEARNING ABOUT WHALING, AND RETRIEVING PLASTIC FROM CHERISHED BEACHES. WE LOOK FORWARD TO ALL…...

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08.03.2022 – THE SEA STATE WAS A LITTLE ROUGH

TODAY THE SEA STATE WAS A LITTLE ROUGH. WE ARE NOW SAILING WITH JUST ONE SQUARE SAIL AND ONE HEAD SAIL AT 10.5 KNOTS. WE ARE VERY EXCITED TO GET TO PORT BY THIS EVENING. Hola Ma, Hola Pa–Los amo y extraño! – Clara DATE: 08 MARCH 2022 TIME: 0800…...

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07.03.2022 – WE COULD SEE DOLPHINS

WE COULD SEE DOLPHINS WHILE ALOFT THIS MORNING AND THAT MAKES THE DAY THAT MUCH MORE JOYOUS! IN THE PAST 24-HOURS, WE HAVE HAD WINDS STRONG ENOUGH THAT WE COULD SAIL AT 8 KNOTS WITH ONLY THREE SAILS, HELPING US GET TO HORTA AS PLANNED. THE CLASS AFLOAT TEAM HAD…...

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