2008 School of the Sailor Update
- Naval Establishments
Crown Forces North America
May 20th, 2008
2008 School of the Sailor
July 18-20, 2008
Lieutenant Thomas Hurlbut, Event Chair, and his Committee have put together an excellent programme for the 2008 School of the Sailor, and all members of the Naval Establishment, and members of the military not otherwise committed to CFNA activities, are urged to attend this encampment-format school at a beautiful and historic site.
A summary of Lt. Hurlbut's Schedule is as follows:
Friday 18 July
Arrival of all hands by road at Discovery Harbour (North End entrace)
Preparation for launch of boats and ferrying to South End beach and jetty
Incoming sailing vessels arrive at South End jetty
'Meet and Greet' at Event Chair's Marquee, encampment.
Saturday 19 July
Breakfast, all hands, at Headquarters (Children's centre)
All hands Fall In for Morning Divisions and Colours.
Address by Site Manager, Event Chair and CFNA Commodore
Seamanship shore classes begin (Time Slot 1)
Selected boats demonstrate harbour survey
Seamanship shore classes change (Time Slot 2)
Site open to Public
Special 'Colours' raising for public (team to be selected)
Seamanship classes change (Time Slot 3)
Marines and Infantry Drill Demonstration
Lunch all hands, including ship's crews. Location TBD
Second wave of boats demonstreate harbour survey
Seamanship shore classes recommence (Time Slot 4)
Seamanship classes change (Time Slot 5)
Public demonstration of small arms (TBD)
Classes secure. Participants man all boats and ready them for Commodore's rowpast/sailpast
Commodore's Rowpast and Sailpast, South End jetty. Review of boats for 'Cock Of The Walk" trophy by Commodore and Naval Establishment officers.
Public demonstration of Evening Divisions, Lowering of Colours. Site closes to public.
Commodore's Reception at Headquarters. Awarding of 'Cock Of The Walk' Trophy by by special guest Staff Officer Heritage, Chief of the Maritime Staff (Canadian Navy), National Defence Headquarters, Ottawa
Dinner, all hands, at Headquarters
Entertainment by participant boats' crews.
Close of activities.
Sunday 20 July
Breakfast, all hands, at Headquarters
Morning Divisions and Colours
Lieutenancy Board at Headquarters (Public access)
All hands man boats, South End jetty and beach
Site opens. Public demonstration (repeat of Colours)
Flotilla embarks marines and infantry and carries out circuit of Penetanguishene Harbour.
Public demonstration of an Assault Landing by marines and infantry from Flotilla, South End beach.
Lunch, all hands, Headquarters
All hands to boats for Final Ceremonial Rowpast.
Flotilla rows past and salutes Discovery Harbour and visiting 'tall ships' and takes Commmodore's salute.
School of the Sailor "stands down'. Boats return to haul out, North End.
Final marine and infantry drill
Lowering of Colours.
Site closes. Vehicles allowed on site.
I have the Honour to be
With great Regard
Commodore pro tem
Crown Forces North America
GOD SAVE THE KING.
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