By: Purser Allison
A beautiful day turning much warmer in the afternoon, the crew was joined by many curious marine animals. We saw no small amount of sharks, bottlenose dolphins. The crew also had full man overboard drill complete with a launching the rescue boat to retrieve our MOB practice buoy Lenny. Preparing and launching the boat quickly and safely takes practice and we seem to have it down pat with a time of two minutes from alarm to launching and two minutes to retrieval. Every second counts in the cold waters of the North Atlantic and the crew came together and successfully rescued our buoy… Lenny was relieved to be back on board.
Noon Position: 42°09.3’N 069°55.4W
Day’s Run: 118nm
Course and speed: N1\2E
Wind: WNW Force 3
Swell height and direction: <1m SSW