Location: Civitavecchia, Italy

Today we had ten slightly tired, but excited new students arrive aboard Argo. Within the hour Anna was halfway up the mast of Argo reattaching one of our topping lifts. Minutes later all hands were called to store the hundreds of items of groceries that we just purchased to stock us up for our trip. And so it begins. Life on Argo is intense, exciting and all inclusive. We believe in hands on learning and it begins on Day 1. We started today with novices, in 3 weeks they will be Argo. They will know what she needs done, how to execute it and most importantly how to work together as a team. Today we started the process of forming this team, tomorrow we will become a crew.