Once the boat is under way even the most inexperienced crew member can contribute something invaluable - namely keeping a good lookout. Chances are other boats are leaving at the same time and in a forest of masts it's important to keep an eye out for any that are on the move. If you do spot another boat moving, please don't keep it to yourself. Make sure that the person on the helm has seen it too. Here's a list of some of the jobs that need doing next. Again this is not a definitive list and doesn't need to necessarilly be carried out in this order.
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