Lamaline cadet sailing aboard tall ship this week
Chief Petty Officer First Class Maria Hennebury, of RCSCC 289 Corvette in Lamaline, boarded the tall ship the ‘ Statsraad Lehmkhul’ Nov. 13.
Maria flew to Norfolk, Virginia, to board ship and sail to Halifax, Nova Scotia.
CPO1 Hennebury was one of eight Cadets chosen, throughout Canada, to have the opportunity to sail on board this Norwegian ship.
The opportunity to crew the Barque ‘ Statsraad Lehmkhul’ is a demanding and unique opportunity, available to a very small number of Sea Cadets. For these reasons, only deserving cadets deemed capable of successfully completing it are considered.
The cadets are mustered as voyage crew and are part of the watch system running the ‘Statsraad Lehmkhul’. They will have the opportunity to take the helm, set sails and assist with maneuvers, navigation and weather observations.
The Tall Ship Deployment takes place aboard a sailing ship 259-feet in length and can set up to 22 sails. A minimum of 17 qualified and experienced crewmembers ensure the ship’s safe operation.
During this deployment, cadets are involved in every part of shipboard operations (helm, lookout, husbandry, cookery, seamanship, safety, etc.) and sailing evolutions (hoisting, lowering, furling and unfurling sails, on deck and aloft in the rigging, etc.) on a 24/7-watch system.
The voyage from Norfolk to Halifax is relatively short, with an estimated five and a-half days at sea. Space is limited on the vessel and cadets and escort officers may be accommodated in communal quarters where participants will sleep in hammocks, not beds.
Corvette’s Chief Petty Officer First Class Maria Hennebury.