An update (below) from the ship, from Allie!
”All hands to the foredeck!” Olaf, the second mate called everyone out of class to countdown our crossing over the Greenwich Meridian yesterday. Everyone’s been busy studying for exams and getting the last sailing in before semester break. Captain and the maritime crew handed the ship over to the students at 1800 last night. Overnight the students have been in charge of sailing the ship to maintaining a speed over ground of 5 knots, maintaining a balanced sail plan, navigating, lookout and solving any problems that arise while we’re on watch. It’s a way we see how much we have learned this semester about sailing and ocean safety.
UTC DATE/TIME: 06:45 – December/
BOARD DATE/TIME: 06:45 – December/
POSITION: 34º 52.118’S 1º 58.185’W
AVE SPEED SINCE DEPARTURE: 6.33 Kn
DIST TRAVELLED LAST 24H: 152 Nm
TOTAL DIST TRAVELLED THIS VOYAGE: 659Nm
DISTANCE TO DESTINATION: 808NM
AIR TEMP: 18ºC
SEA STATE: Slight to moderate waves 0.5-2.5m
WIND FORCE BEAUFORT: Force 3 (NW)
SAILS CARRIED: Flying jib,Outer Jib, Inner Jib, Fore Stay Sail, Main Stay Sail, Main Sail, lower topsail, Upper topsail, T’gallent