June 8, 2016-
Wednesday, Day 1
Weather forecast: Cold front; Gale force winds over 45 knots after 6 PM; Small
Craft advisories until 2200. Thu: NW 15 gusts to 22. Delay departure to
Thursday due the weather. Conduct onboard ASA104 Training.
Thursday, Day 2
Dinghy training in harbor yesterday at 0730; Med Mooring training;
depart marina for Annapolis. Arrive with Alberto at helm. Enter Annapolis at
1530. Stopped at Chesapeake Bay Marina with Luda at helm. Standing turn and
exit. Mooring at Annapolis Harbor for the night.
Weather forecast: WNW 15-25 knots. Finished engineering checks
including waste system and found head totally clogged. Transferred to
anchorage. Trouble shooting was unsuccessful. Frank Mummert from MDSchool came
from Rock Hall to fix it. Requested transfer from mooring to Port Annapolis
Marina. Frank removed toilet paper and two wipes. He believes wipes are from
earlier class. (We did not use any.) Finished at 1900. All to dinner then text
Saturday, Day 4
Weather forecast: SW 15-20 gusts to25 knots. DR navigation, Tabular
Log, Boat check. Tack across bay. Shot bearings for fixes. Sailed on reach to
Eastern Bay. Text review. Clairborn Harbor; two anchors off bow. Take test and
all students passed. Swim and relax.
Sunday, Day 5
Students complete navigation plan for the day. Weather forecast: WNW 20-25
knots; Gale in PM; Double reef in main. Cross Kent Narrows. VHF Com. Winds
increase. Reef jib deeply. Manage to fuel up, pump out and dock with effort.
June 12, 2016