A Day In The Life

One of the most common questions we receive at Class Afloat is, "What does a typical day at sea look like?"  Below you will find out what you can expect to experience aboard the vessel:

07:30 - Breakfast and time to get dressed/ready for the day

08:00 - Colours. Colours serves as an opportunity for the entire crew to check in. Daily announcements re: classes, club and activity meetings, birthday celebrations, position and weather reports, medical follow-up fill this 15 minute assembly

08:15 to 0:900 - Cleaning stations: daily chores, essentially to make the vessel ship-shape for the day

09:00 to 19:00 - Academic Timetable: Between these times, students will be attending as many as 5 X 55 minute scheduled classes. Class time is shared with Day Watch time (2 hours) during which students take an active role in sailing manoeuvres and performing preventative ship maintenance. If not assigned to watch or to class, students are free to rest, read a book, watch a movie or help out with the sailing

12:30 to 13:30 - Lunch

17:30 to 18:30 - Supper, and galley duty

19:30 to 22:00 - Evening Activities leading to Lights out. During this period, students are able to study, socialize, have clubs meetings, and attend organized activities such as coffee house night, karaoke night, etc.

20:00 to 08:00 - 2 hours of night watch