Today we heaved anchor in Tampa to commence anchoring exercises and more cadets were given the opportunity to lead the anchoring detail. After multiple drops and heaves, the vessel proceeded North West to give us practice in coastal navigation, engine room maneuvering, creating a compass deviation card and, ship handling exercises with cadets conning the vessel.
After training evolutions were completed, we switched to the final anchorage for the day. The rest of the afternoon was spent with cadets performing a variety of duties: assisting the crew with lifesaving equipment inspection and maintenance, daily sanitation, and watch standing.
We continue to enjoy great weather and are learning more every day!