Tall Ships ECS | Navigation, Weather Patterns, and the Physics of Sailing

March 15, 2019
Tall Ships ECS
Today was a long but perfect day of sailing. We set off earlier than usual, waking promptly at 7:00 a.m. to make the eight-hour passage from Green Cay to Culebrita. However, due to some changes in the wind, we were forced to re-route to St. Thomas, pushing back our plans to reach Culebrita until tomorrow. During the lengthy passage, we split into watch groups and further developed our skills in navigation, weather patterns, the physics of sailing, and active watch.
We even had time to watercolor and learn about sea shanties! Some students chose to spend their free time in the salon using charts to plot a possible course of sail to Culebrita tomorrow. At this point in our trip, students are becoming more familiar with ship terminology and equipment, and we are hoping that we will be able to sail the ship without assistance from the crew in the upcoming days.

To polish off this eventful day, we ate a delicious dinner while we watched a breathtaking sunset from our anchorage in St. Thomas. We are excited for our sail tomorrow and can’t wait for the adventures to come!

P.S. We hope you enjoyed your two snow days because we are definitely enjoying the island sun!

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