Posts Tagged ‘captains training’

Captains Training is almost complete for 2011.  Capt. Rich is putting together a special presentation for the captains and crew of the Halie and Matthew who are running a little later on their delivery that we hoped.  I’m sure he will have another straggler or two who missed the scheduled training dates.  But the good news is that chore is almost off his plate.

The completion date on the new bathroom facilities being built along the north wall of the Galley has been moved back again.  Now we are hoping for the first of June.  While that is VERY disappointing, Capt. Rich will find a way to make the best of a very bad situation.  Rob Kolb has suggested adding more port-a-pots and possibly a more aggressive schedule for servicing the devices.

Everything else is in a state of controlled chaos, or in other words, normal.  We have been geting a little rain off and on.  The water temperatures are holding very well; staff is trickling in; etc.

Our monthly Team Meeting, usually held the third Thursday of each month, has been moved up to today.  Capt. Rich, the other members of the year ’round staff and I will enjoy our time together this morning.  I hope your morning goes well.

Capt. Steve
Aboard S/V Escape

It was a relatively quiet weekend at the Florida Sea Base.  There was a little staff drama Saturday but no one was injured.

Our weather looks great for the coming week with a “slight chance” of showers next weekend.  Otherwise it should be mostly sunny with seasonable temperatures (lows around 76 and highs around 87).

The first of two Captain’s Training sessions (for Captains and Mates in the Coral Reef Sailing, Sea Exploring, Eco Adventure, Order of the Arrow Oceans Adventure, Open Oceans Adventure, and Scuba Liveaboard program) is scheduled for this Thursday, 12 May.

Niccole Sherman from PADI was kind enough to send me copies of over 300 photos taken during the PADI/BSA photo shoot at the Florida Sea Base last month.  The coconut telegraph (now referred to as the wireless coconut) reports that a photo of Divemaster Jessica Arms may be used in one of the PADI Go Pro ads.  I’m sure that several of the photos will be used in articles and marketing pieces by PADI.  Here’s one of my favorites with PADI Instructor Dave Ball supervising gear assembly as his Scuba Liveaboard crew (SLS041611A) prepares for their scuba skills review.  (Click on the photo to enlarge.)

PADI Instructor Dave Ball & crew.

That’s all for today.

Capt. Steve
Aboard S/V Escape