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Date: Sunday, August 27, 2000
Time: 1500 EDT

Schooner Ernestina sailed from Cape Ann Saturday afternoon with 28 members aboard, struck topsails at dusk, and sailed through the night in steady southerly breeze that veered (shifted clockwise) towards dawn. Our trackline follows Bigelow bight by chance as we sailed By and Large. By and Large means sailing way off the wind as close to down wind as practical while keeping the sails all full and not blanketed. The helm command gives the mate on watch helmsperson the responsibility for altering course slightly to accommodate wind shifts and get the most out of the sails. The course track shown steadily turned toward the east before gybing in response to the southerly to southwesterly veer of the wind.

Great stars. Samantha (mate aboard) worked the sextant, and members were busy standing watch.

We had breakfast off Cape Elizabeth and motored to the dock at Portland Yacht Services by 0920.

Members depart and there is now a short turnaround for the Greens Farms Academy trip
in a 'convoy with schooners Harvey Gamage and Lettie G. Howard. GFA boarded at 1700.

Orientation takes place dockside, amidst a swarm of mosquitoes. We will depart early AM tomorrow.

Wind: S veering SW Force 3
Visibility: Good

Captain: Willi Bank
Program Coordinators: Inette Rex


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