Location: underway

The skies cleared for Argo early this morning to give us a clear starry sky and a beautiful, hot, sunny St. Patrick’s Day, and a return of steady wind. The crew has gotten even more comfortable with life aboard as we make our way through the second half of the passage. Today’s classes were OCE about Tides and MTE. After classes, we help a special “Nautical Spelling Bee” with voluntary participation. Participants included Alex, Teddy, Anna, Becky, Matt, Altman, Chandler, Leila, and George and was hosted by Cindy and myself. Words such as “coxswain,” “barometer,” and the infamous “lobscouse” eliminated some hopeful participants. After a grueling three rounds, Anna took the prize after correcting Chandler’s misspelling of “Rhumbline.” After shower time, the crew enjoyed Boomer and Dash’s fettuccini alfredo special. The crew continues to study hard for their professional skipper exams. All in all, it was a very eventful day!