We left Tampa this morning, bound for Port Canaveral. We expect the transit to take a couple of days and will to arrive on July 8. More cadets were given the opportunity to lead the anchoring detail; after anchor aweigh, we proceeded due west paralleling the Tampa Safety fairway for about 20 miles before turning south for Dry Tortugas and sailing along the keys towards Port Canaveral.
The weather looks good in the three-day forecast with easterly winds between 5-10 knots, and seas 1-2 feet with isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Deck training included more swinging of the ship to create deviation tables, shooting sun lines and LAN, and executing Williamson turns. Engine cadets shifted groups from watch-keeping to maintenance, and received more hands-on training in maneuvering and starting generators.