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Professional Skipper and Crew Training

Jul 30, 2008

Location: Port Vila, Vanuatu
Author: Jesse
I started my day as skipper off at 0300 to Dane waking me up for my hour of anchor watch. Since the wind and waves had picked up here in the bay of Vila, he awoke Boomer thinking that we were dragging anchor slightly. After Boomer checked the radar he told us we hadn’t dragged and to wake him up if we suspected anything again. After an hour of watching boats spin around on their anchors I went to sleep. I woke up and ate banana bread with the crew and discussed dinghy rides for them to go ashore. While they were cruising the streets of “Vila” Becky and I prepared for our first of five PSCT tests. We studied our collision regulations and it felt good to have that portion of it out of the way. Only 8 more and we’re ready for the practical exam!