35322 – 01.12.2022 – The sailing days have been great

It’s December! Christmas time has finally descended upon us! It’s time to pull out the music, movies, elf on the shelf and everyone’s favorite game: Secret Santa!   As you can sea… (ha! see what I did there with the see and sea… you get it!) from the pictures below,…...

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35322 – 30.11.2022 – 15 sails set by the end of the day!

Although I (Naomi) spent the day on backshaft, the six watches were very busy! Watch 1 set the Oberbesan and Watch 3 inspected the rigging. We also set a new record, with 15 sails set by the end of the day! Today ended with a dolphin sighting and a gorgeous…...

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35322 – 29.11.2022 – a speed of 8.5 kn blasting our way southwest

After a normal start to our day (wake-ups at 7 am), we had to say good-bye to our parents. Around 10 am, we departed from our docking position from Tenerife. There was an all-hands called so we could unfurl the sails, which lasted for an hour. We would eat an…...

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35022 – 27.11.2022 – final day of our first parent port

On November 27th, the floaties wrapped up their final day of our first parent port. We began with a great morning of family sail training organized by several of our students. Those present learned the German sailing commands we use on deck every day, braced the foremast, and set one…...

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35022 – 26.11.2022 – the second day of the parent port

Yesterday was the second day of the parent port. The marine biology students left in all haste in the morning, skipping breakfast to get to a rocky beach in time of low tide to complete their intertidal assignment, but all were on deck before 10 when the parent-teacher conference started.…...

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35022 – 24.11.2022 – The merge of two worlds

Yesterday  we woke up with excitement brewing in the air as the thought of seeing our parents after a long time away settled in our minds. The day began with the usual ritual of early 7:30 am breakfast with backshaft powering through. Then, at 8 am we made our way…...

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35022 – 23.11.2022 – practice makes perfect!

Yesterday, we got lots of practice with tacking and jibing manoeuvres. The first jibing manoeuvre was done with the idle watch. This manoeuvre was successful, with the stern of the ship turning through the wind beautifully. Later, we attempted our first ever tacking manoeuvre. This was less successful, but practice makes perfect! Then we seized the opportunity to practice another jibe, which went smoothly. On the horizon…...

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35022 – 22.11.2022 – Everyone is sick

Good morning! Everyone is sick. Okay not everyone, but on our first day back to classes after Morocco we are all getting our sea legs (and stomach) back and getting back into the swaying of the Alexander von Humboldt II. A bug is going around to, so backshift was a…...

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35022 – 21.11.2022 – going to Tenerife

Yesterday we met the new crew for this voyage! We did sail training at port, and completed a deep ship clean. We also practiced a general alarm maneuver. We set sail at 1800 heading to our next port of Tenerife! ~Serafina   Date: November 21, 2022 Time: 0800 Latitude: 29…...

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35022 – 19.11.2022 – visiting Morocco

On Saturday November 19th 2022, students and faculty traveled by bus from Taliouine to Agadir.  In the morning students swam in the pool, hiked, and went on a walking tour to see agricultural sites and a blacksmith. We stood in a riverbed that was entirely dried out and were told…...

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