Posted on 2 November 2018 @ 3:46pm
Our second stop in Portugal was without a doubt as breathtaking as the first, with it’s beautiful mountains, it’s coastal houses and it’s rich culture.
Posted on 2 November 2018 @ 3:32pm
We arrived in Mallorca, refreshed after only a short sail from Porto. I was on watch to raise the anchor and for arrival in port. I was the jumper which meant my job was to go ashore when we arrived in port. We showed great teamwork as Ellie, Alex and Joe rushed to throw over the dock lines to me on port side with Crew directing. We were soon secured quay side and all of us on watch collapsed in exhaustion from the weight of the ropes and the heat of Mallorca. Others were finishing the last classes of the day, eager to explore the surprise port as I rushed off to English and then Chemistry.
Posted on 2 November 2018 @ 3:13pm
Classes aboard a sailing vessel are very different to what any of us students have experienced before. From our textbooks running away from us with every wave, to mere curtains separating all the classrooms and no internet, it is an exciting and extremely new experience.
Posted on 2 November 2018 @ 2:46pm
While I was preparing for Class Afloat I never imagined what an important role the galley played or that working in it would become a favourite part of my day. Each week Cody assigns us certain days that we will work in galley. I love to be in galley because we get to learn so much. Often times Frank or Collin will have us look up and make recipes independently.
Posted on 2 November 2018 @ 2:26pm
Horchatas earthy taste remains in my mouth as I pass through the doors of the aquarium. I had just sipped the milky drink made from tiger-nut for the first time. I bought it from a vendor outside of the property making capital off of cramped water cages entrapping animals much too big for the distance between walls, containing them in an unnatural habitat.
Posted on 1 November 2018 @ 7:39pm
Once again we are happy to offer our Class Afloat community the opportunity to sail the tall ship, Gulden Leeuw. This year our sail will take place January 10th to 16th, 2019 while our students are home for a well-earned rest between Semesters 1 and 2.
All Alumni, family and friends of Class Afloat are welcome to join!
The 2019 Class Afloat Foundation Alumni Sail is special. Through The Class Afloat Foundation, all proceeds from registration fees will be donated to support the work of the Foundation, providing scholarships that will help make a Class Afloat student's dream come true.
Posted on 30 October 2018 @ 7:31pm
Small change of plans, we were supposed to set sail to Corsica. Instead we ended up on the way to Barcelona to avoid a heavy storm. So far, Class Afloat has been an incredible experience. All my peers are starting to feel like family more and more every day. Waking up every morning seeing the vast ocean makes me realize how lucky I am to get to experience this in my life.
Posted on 30 October 2018 @ 6:57pm
Early on the morning of the 11th of October, the Valencian sun beamed down upon us as we arrived into port. We were ecstatic to see the vibrant greens of the trees and the grass so foreign to our eyes that were used to nothing but an expanse of blue. The boat was still buzzing with activity as students completed classes and watches. Every student was itching to go out and explore this new and beautiful city, but first, duty called. We spent a few hours deep cleaning the entire ship to make it sparkle and shine, scrubbing every surface. The more we worked, the more eager we were to step off the gangway and into the city lying just beyond our reach. Valencia was calling to us, and we couldn’t wait to answer.
Posted on 30 October 2018 @ 5:45pm
I had no idea what to expect from Mallorca as it was not on the original itinerary and I had never heard of it before. However, it ended up being one of my favourite experiences so far. I remember when we first docked; there were a series of complaints as we seemed to be in the middle of nowhere with the city barely in sight. We walked in our groups out of the port and into civilization. It was a long walk, around 20 minutes or so, but as soon as we were out, a huge shopping mall appeared and gone were the complaints.
Posted on 23 October 2018 @ 7:22pm
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