Winter Ocean Classroom 2021: Day 54

Winter Ocean Classroom 2021: Day 54

Christiansted, St. Croix

Cam M.

March 3rd, 2021

Another early morning with wake-ups around 0730. Sam and Kara (the duty people) gave us good questions and we had a cold breakfast of corn flakes. After we ate we shifted over to the dock and got ready for our educational sail. We mustered with Colin and got the plan for the rest of the day as well as the lesson plan. We got to work getting ready for the arrival of the students. Once the boys and girls arrived at 0900, we got right into casting off from the dock and headed out of the channel. Cap headed into the wind and we got to work hauling the main, peak and headsail halyards up. We got out of the channel at 7.8 kts with a reefed main. Once we got out of the channel Colin broke the kids up into three groups and me, Sam, and Eli started our sea shanty class with our "For The Night" themed sea shanty. The kids loved it. Once everyone cycled through the Dutchman's Log class, Navigation class, and Sea Shanty class we headed back for the mooring after a quick tack. We lowered sails once we got back into the harbor and started getting dock lines and fenders ready. Once we got to the dock the kids headed off the boat. We had some downtime to have a quick swim call and I went fishing for a bit on the Port Authority dock. We got our things and headed off the boat and headed for the office to watch Billy Madison. We enjoyed Adam Sandler's stupidity and some time on land. We headed back to Roseway at 1800 and got back onboard for the night.

Signing off

Cam McAuliffe