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underway to Antigua

Jan 21, 2008


Location: underway
Author: Beaker
Watch team one mustered on deck at 0550 to set sail for Antigua. The crew were all eager to raise sails and begin the first of many passages this semester. We motored out of Gorda Sound as the sun rose behind a thick and rainy layer of clouds. We passed Necker Island and sailed out into the Anegada passage. The passage was fairly rough as we motored to windward into some big waves. We set a few sails for stability and they were filled slightly off the wind. During the passage we rotated through our three watch team, everyone standing a three hour watch. We gathered in the cockpit for lunch and dinner. All the crew are quickly learning the skills of the helm, bow watch, boat checks. It was a fun passage and I enjoyed getting to know our new crew better.andlt;br /andgt;andlt;br /andgt;andlt;hr width=’100’/andgt;andlt;div align=’center’andgt;andlt;tableandgt;andlt;trandgt;andlt;tdandgt;andlt;