Msit No’Kmaq: All My Relations Warrior Update August 16th 2017

Morning Report from the Warriors of Red Road at Sea on the Gulden Leeuw:  August 16th

Yesterday we learned how to sail in stormy weather and what to do in the event of a ripped sail, or two.The storm was one of the most exciting parts of the day which also caused two sails to rip; the fore stay sail and flying jib. The wind was so strong that it ripped the two sails in half all on its own. It was very cold and wet, and everyone was feeling sea sick and catching colds because of the way the ship was rocking, and the weather.

We started using harnesses when it started heeling more and when the waves got bigger. It was scary because the ship was tilted to the side and the winds and rain would have made it easy for someone to fall overboard. Because of all that we only had half of a happy hour. We had to make everything including the bunks, sea tight. Cups and plates were smashing and everything was flying in the galley – yet we still managed to get nice food. People were falling all over the place. It was heeeeectic!

Kyra & Kailey





TTC Note: We heard from the Ship this morning – and though the 15th was a rough day at sea, everyone is all good (and nope, no one fell overboard!) and they are moving towards the finish line of the race today!

UTC DATE/TIME: August 16th 2017 09:00

BOARD DATE/TIME: August 16th 2017 09:00

POSITION: 50º 40′ N 16º 25′ W

COURSE: South East – East




SEA STATE: Medium waves with white caps


SAILS CARRIED: outer jib, inner jib, course, lower topsail, upper topsail, top gallant, main staysail, main sail, mizzen

14 thoughts on “Msit No’Kmaq: All My Relations Warrior Update August 16th 2017”

    1. Its good to hear the update and everyone had a good experience , enjoy the Sail ⚓️⛵️

    2. Sail on my friends to the finish line. So proud of all the warriors! Love you Saimaniq! You are awesome. Akuluk Alashua naligivagit! Much love and sunny vibes to the warriors, crew and captain!

  1. Ajaai (weeee) Way to go Warriors, tighten those harnesses and hold on. I am so proud of you!! I watch daily in anticipation! My heart!
    Uppivatsit (I am proud of you all). Hugs to my Girlie Girl <3

  2. Wow! What a day you all had! Keep up the good work and continue to look after each other. 8 more sleeps!

  3. You were all in my prayers as We heard the rough seas were heading your way!! Wela’liek Niskam❤️??❤️

  4. What date you and crew will arrived in France like to more up date about trip crossing Atlantic Ocean to France tell me more some you crew arrived in France
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  5. I like to no now you and crew are doing crossing the Atlantic Ocean and the day you and crew arrived in France
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  6. Wow sounds scary you all are brave like something out of a movie ! Hi Kwis brennan googoo and Brian fr wekoqmaq and to the rest of he crew you all are awesome!

  7. Happy to hear everyone is safe.I look forward to the stories and pictures. I would like to send my love to my granddaughter Jessica Cutler .Nan is so very proud of you

  8. Omg very scary. Thank God you are all safe. You are all very smart and quick thinking. May the waters be calm for the rest of the journey.

  9. Our warriors are most courageous! ❤️ Almost there eh. Uppigivatsi. I am so proud. Hugs to all. Loves to my Girlie Girl

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