Ocean Classroom 2020: Day 14

Ocean Classroom 2020: Day 14

Gloucester Harbor, Gloucester, MA

Aubrey

Monday, September 21, 2020 

Our fourth full day on the Roseway and two week mark since we all first arrived. We were planning to get underway this morning and start our seventy mile transit North to Portland, Maine however due to gale force winds and fourteen foot waves from hurricane Teddy, Captain made the executive decision to stay back a couple days. The group was disappointed as we’re all anxious to see a new place. We spent the morning doing some safety drills going over abandon ship and the fire procedures. Ms. Miller Shelly taught a navigation class where we studied the compass rose in preparation for helm duty. After a lunch of chicken curry, we did sail training where watches practiced setting, tacking, and striking the jumbo sail. We went over all of our knots in preparation for “Schooner Olympics” where we’ll have knot tying competitions. A couple hours of late afternoon downtime were used for homework and shaving Jaspers beard into a goatee. Shepard’s pie for dinner warmed us up from a cold day and we sat in the salon analyzing the radar and hurricane Teddy. We are hoping to get underway within the next couple days but being anchored has given us time to adjust to life aboard Roseway before voyaging on the high seas.