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Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2000
Time: 2025 EDT

It is all about water today.

Morning breakfast found us eating our eggs underneath two tarps rigged by the dawn watch. Inette and Mary Anne held a class on watersheds and water chemistry after our morning chores. With a goal of trying to get to Nantucket, we headed out in the NNE breeze which put us on a course for Vineyard sound. The wind was predicted to shift SW by afternoon. The drizzle came and went all day but did not dampen our spirits and the wind never came around. We had some great sailing and a chance for all the watches to “learn the ropes”. We tacked a little after 1400 and again around 1630 to make it to our anchorage off Menemsha Bight by 2025. “A “ Watch provided evening entertainment with some fun games for the ships company, followed by songs and readings. The wind finally shifted around to the SW by 0500 the next morning.

Wind: NNE Force 4 going SW
Visibility: Fair to Poor in drizzle

Captain: Amanda Madeira
Program Coordinators: Inette Rex

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Schooner Ernestina
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