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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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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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19.03.2022 – an incredible rainbow

THIS MORNING THE 06-08 WATCH GOT SOME COLD SHOWERS, BUT WERE REWARDED WITH AN INCREDIBLE 360° RAINBOW!   DATE: 19 MARCH 2022 TIME: 0800 UTC -01:00 WEATHER: PARTLY CLOUDY TEMPERATURE: 12° SEA STATE: 4 WIND FORCE: 5 STATUS: SAILING WITH 6 SAILS AT 6 KNOTS LATITUDE: 043° 29′ N LONGITUDE:  21° 25′ W DISTANCE TRAVELLED IN LAST…...

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16.03.2022 – long hike through the levade system

WE HAVE A CLASS DAY TODAY AS WE DEPART FROM HORTA! SOME OF MY FAVORITE MEMORIES FROM THIS PORT INCLUDE AN EXCITING BUT LONG HIKE THROUGH THE LEVADE SYSTEM TO THE CALDERA CRATER, EATING AT PETER’S CAFE, HIKING PICO MOUNTAIN, AND MORNING RUNNING CLUB. WE HAVE TWO WEEKS SET ASIDE…...

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15.03.2022 – Horta, Azoren

DATE: 15 MARCH 2022 TIME: 0800 UTC -01:00 WEATHER: CLOUDY WITH PASSING SHOWERS TEMPERATURE: 15° SEA STATE: 0 WIND FORCE: 1 STATUS: DOCKED LATITUDE: 38° 31′ LONGITUDE:  28° 37′ AVERAGE SPEED: 0 KNOTS TOTAL DISTANCE TRAVELLED: 11,996 NM LOG KEEPER: TILL AND TYLER   Follow the ship at   https://classafloat.com/sail/ship-tracker/   or   https://alex-2.de/schiffsposition/  ...

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14.03.2022 – we picked up 631.9 kilos of trash

IN THE PAST DAY, WE HAVE EXPLORED THE LOVELY HORTA! TO TAKE CARE OF THIS PLACE, WE PICKED UP TRASH ON 9 DIFFERENT BEACHES YESTERDAY. THE ALEX-2 AND THOR HEYERDAHL CREWS RETRIEVED 631.9 KILOS OF TRASH! WHILE SOME OF IT WAS FROM LOCAL FISHERMAN OR PLASTIC WASTE WHICH WAS NEW…...

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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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