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Week 17: Blowing in the Wind

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Our ships are making steady progress this week and all three captains’ report favourable wind conditions. We will take a closer look at the role the wind plays in our journeys and how it is measured, described and harnessed to keep our ships sailing in the right direction.


Scene: sunday before a hard gale

scudding  before a hard gale. Edward Snell, 1849

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