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Whales and sharks
Today we had the company of 2 Minke whales, a smaller whale seen around the world. At first we just saw their water fountain, but after a while they started flapping their tails and jumping half out of the water! It was amazing to see. Everybody was on deck, clapping and cheering! Just before that we had done a MOB exercise and while we were explaining how it was going to work, we saw a small fin, just 20meters beside the ship!
Today, due to lack off wind, we have not been sailing, we tried last night, but drifted backwards with the current. Yesterday during the day we had some good wind, but on the nose, so we tacked our way up. It was good practise for the cadets, steering, changing running backstays and some sheet handling.
Right now the vessels are close together, during the day we might throw anchor before entering Durban.