05/16/13 - Christa McAuliffe Regional Charter Public School Aboard

Christa McAuliffe Regional Charter Public School Aboard

Jib Watch Group: Mackenzie, Ana, Tom, Dorcas, Rebecca, Jessica

Today we got on the bus and drove 30 minutes to get to Fan Pier in Boston. We got out of the bus and it was so windy that some people looked like they were going to fly away. Their hats looked like they were going to fly off! After we got off the bus we met with the crew on the dock and we did 10 “I’m a stars”; where we jumped up in the shape of a star and yelled “I’m a star.” After that we got into 4 groups : Jibs, Jumbo, Forsail, and Mainsail; played the human knot game, and got the grand tour. After leaving the dock we heard the story about the history of the Roseway boat and we went into the Harbor. We passed bouys and islands. When we got to where we were sleeping, we dropped the anchor off the side of the bow. It is five hundred pounds. Then we learned how to tie knots: The figure 8, the bowline, the clove hitch, the reef knot. We had a delicious dinner with a chocolate chips dessert. After chores we are going to turn in to our new bunks for the night. Tonight we will wake up during the night at different times for anchor watch, check the boat, and have a fun activity. We are excited for tomorrow for putting the sails up, climbing the rig, and learning about the navigation charts. This is watch group "Jib" signing off.