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July 21st 2024 - 10:27
February 5th, 2006
February 5th, 2006

Navigation Training

A happy crew!
A happy crew!
Storm Warning issued for the South Coast - winds in excess of 40 knots, seas to 2m - PERFECT training weather! No, we´re not crazy - when you´re in the right vessel and dressed for the occasion - it truly is the best weather to train in. If you can do it right with the distraction of a 45Knot wind - then you´ll be fine on a flat calm day.

Basically that was my day Saturday. Starting at 1000h I ran three different 2 hour training sessions for three crews. Putting into practice the last month of Navigation classroom sessions we had been working through. Even though the rough weather wasn´t part of my plan - it certainly was an added bonus.

All three groups did swimmingly - but the 2nd group was done early so we took the last 30 mins to go and play in the swells (and I mean swells) which is unusual for our area. We usually only have short wind-driven seas through Welcome pass and Malispina Strait - but yesterday we has 14´ swells rolling through - it was awesome!

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