|We started the day anchored off Appledore
for the morning. We got a lazy start, and raised
the mains'l at anchor. All three boats aboard and
then had a swim call at 0900.
We waited for the Southerly breeze to
fill in to Jeffreys overnight, looking for Whales
and Stars. The American Sail Training Association
(ASTA) training books are in use on all three
We left the Shoals about 1100
and all three schooners sailed towards the New
Hampshire coast. We tacked out towards Jeffrey's
Ledge to look for Whales, and sail overnight.
Both gaff topsails were set, along with the four
lowers and jib tops'l.
We found some Humpbacks at dusk
and enjoyed the SE breeze, and calm seas, struck
the fore tops'l, but carried the rest through the
We talked of sailing to the
Flemish Cap to look for fish but a fog bank
arrived after dark, and obliterated a large
cruise ship a few miles away.
The schooners all tacked south,
and separated. All students in harnesses after
dark, and we sounded thefog signal, as we
made our way towards Massachusetts Bay.
We encountered traffic north of
Stellwagen Bank that kept us busy on the Radar,
and tacking the Ship.
Wind: light going SE
Visibility: Good with calm seas reducing to fog.
Program Coordinators: Inette Rex