Öckerö gymnasium

Tuesday on the North Sea

We are now 70 nautical miles away from Denmark’s, west coast. Now we are sailing with almost full set up. We are doing around 7-8 knots with the course 035 and we have a wind around 16 knots.

We began the morning watch to take up our big sail. Then we shifted the rows hard to starboard. After a while I saw on the wind speedometer that the wind was below 20 knots and under 20 knots we can have our two top sails up. So, I asked the captain if we could set it on the foremast and we could. When the foremast top sail was up. I asked him again if we could set the top sail on the mainmast, and we could. When both top sails were up I asked for the third time if we could set a staysail between the masts and we could. With these three sails up, we had raised the speed with 1 knot.

The crew is happy, and we are happy so the feeling on board is very good. I think everybody is looking forward to come home.

See you on Saturday!

Hugo johansson.


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