Msit No’Kmaq: All My Relations Warrior Update August 18th 2017

Morning Report from the Warriors of Red Road at Sea on the Gulden Leeuw

So yesterday when I went on night watch, we were 127NMi from the finish line and we’ve finally reentered commercial waters. Around 21:30, the wind shifted into an almost perfect tailwind, so we had to jibe and switch the sails to starboard and square up the yards, but then as we went on watch, Sophie saw that we were heading for a group of fishing vessels and needed to divert. We didn’t want to call for all hands again so we stayed as close to the wind as possible with our skilled sailing facilitator, Saimaniq. As we changed course, it was also seen that we were sailing towards our first sealane. A section with high activity, so lines A, C, and E cannot be crossed, while lines B and D function just like a road for vessels.

Someone spotted our first lighthouse in several thousand miles, giving everyone a sense of reaching the end of our journey. This makes me particularly sad, because as nice as it would be to see home, I could easily spend another 4-5 months out here. Left, right, and center, every single crew member has been an absolute delight to work with, learn from, and share a great laugh. From Xico’s Portuguese trap music to Lukas’ video game addiction. Alejandro’s Ropey Awareness Day, Captain Arjen dabbing, Anousch and Carlos playing Who Am I, Peter’s sea shanties, Anna’s kind heart, Michael’s horrible jokes, Bente’s cleaning regulations, the murder game’s cunning and paranoia, Adam and Alejandro balancing on barrels, sword fighting, and “You must SQUEEZE it”. This trip has been one amazing interaction after another and the only thing I could wish for is to airdrop my girlfriend on board. ;P

I’ll miss every single one of you when we’re done, but I hope to never forget anyone. <3

Love you Mom, love you Amy, I’ll see you soon 🙂

Pádhraig (Paddy)







UTC DATE/TIME: Aug. 18th, 09:10 

BOARD DATE/TIME: Aug. 18th, 09:10 

POSITION: 49 49N, 5 32W 





SEA STATE: small waves, small white caps 


SAILS CARRIED: Inner and Outer Jib, Gallant, Upper and Lower Topsails, Course, Main Staysail, Mainsail, Gaff Main Topsail, Mizzen sail, Gaff Mizzen Topsail


5 thoughts on “Msit No’Kmaq: All My Relations Warrior Update August 18th 2017”

  1. Happy to hear you guys are enjoying this journey and making a lot of memories especially making lifelong friendships.
    I miss my son, Arden,but i know he is enjoying this adventure of lifetime. Kesalul Kwis

  2. Sounds absolutely fascinating! Thank you for your description of all that is going on and mentioning how everyone is a delight. We are rooting for a sweet finish and an extra, possible Port of Call. How exciting!

  3. Wow!!! Lighthouse!!!! Just as near as near should soon be. Tears of proudness comes so easily as I read all your blogs. I am so proud of all our warriors!! Uppigivatsi. I am proud. Hgs to all. High fives!!! Loves to my girlie Girl.

  4. Love you, love you, love you!!!!!!! <3 You make your mom so very proud, and I know Grandma and Grandpa, and everyone else is smiling down at you!! <3 We're ALL with you in Spirit!! <3 <3 <3

  5. It has been such a pleasure to read all the updates. Thanks for mentioning my son, Saimaniq.
    I am so incredibley proud of all the Warriors. What an amazing experience for you all. Not very many youth can say they sailed across the Atlantic! Make sure to share lots of pictures!
    Thanks for the special phone call on my birthday Saimaniq??? . It was so fabulous to hear your voice. See you soon! ~ Saimaniq’s mom Shelley

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