26th July 2011 (Jack Henderson and Kylie Wood)

1.30pm - The Shetland trainees and everyone else aboard Sørlandet have been really excited and enthusiastic ever since leaving Lerwick.

Even though we're in the middle of racing across the North Sea, the crew has still let everyone take part in climbing the rigging, being in charge of the helm, trimming the sails and all the other tasks that are involved in sailing a Tall Ship.

It was an amazing experience to sail out of Lerwick as part of the Parade of Sail. After crossing the starting line it was clear how determined everyone was. Our Bosun, Jo Leif, yelled "Lehmkuhl is beating us by 0.2 knots. We MUST go faster!" - everyone cheered in agreement!

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