Daily Archives: November 2, 2012

Friday, November 2nd

On our final full day of seminars, we learn about managing emergencies at sea, including a demonstration involving the deployment of a six-person life raft in the outdoor pool of the Crowne Plaza Hotel.  We also learn about customs procedures … Continue reading

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Thursday, November 1st

Today is a day to attack what remains of the pre-departure checklist aboard Cutter Loose.  The chainplates are rebedded, jerry jugs containing the emergency fuel supply are secured and the lazarette locker is organized to withstand the inevitable heeling and motion at … Continue reading

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Wednesday, October 31st

  For the first time in four days, it is not raining.  The sun creates energy on the docks as the Caribbean 1500 sailors transition from hurricane preparation to voyage preparation.  Everybody is outdoors working on boat chores that were … Continue reading

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