Captain Jack has been so busy this year, carrying out all sorts of tasks at the academy, that he's decided to start publishing sections from his log. From people in funny clothing to the Isle of Dogs, get the scoop on Jack's first year at the academy.

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They did it! Blind ex-Marine Steve Sparkes and his rowing partner, Mick Dawson, have finally made landfall in Hawaii, 82 days after they first set off from Monterey in California.

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Last we heard, blind ex-Marine Steve Sparkes and his rowing partner, Mick Dawson, had their para anchor deployed, waiting out Hurricane Lane before they can continue the last leg of their journey.

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We’ve been closely following our recent visitors to Seahaven Training Academy, Steve Sparkes and Mick Dawson, who are currently rowing the Pacific Ocean from Monterey, California to Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Rowing the Pacific Ocean from Monterey, California to Honolulu, Hawaii as a contestant in the Great Pacific Race is no easy task to take on.

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VHF stands for “Very High Frequency”. This means that marine VHF radios operate within a range between 156 and 162 MHz, or megahertz. Today’s VHF radios are very much more advanced than those manufactured in previous times.

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Marine diesel engines are a vital system in any vessel which has one installed, regardless of the size of the vessel.

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Many workplaces contain areas that are considered “confined spaces” because while they are not necessarily designed for people, they are large enough for workers to enter and perform certain jobs.

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Since the Brexit referendum in June 2016 the value of the British pound has fallen but, although this has been detrimental to many sectors, the boat and yacht industry is still booming.

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It was smooth sailing for the cruise industry in 2017, and whilst the year marked a milestone for the developing sector, we can expect to see even further growth in the years ahead.

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