HMCS Oriole has a new skipper.
Cmdr. Jim Sprang of the Coastal Defence Group took over from Lt.-Cmdr Erik James in a short ceremony at CFB Esquimalt today.
The first challenge for Kibble will be to sail the 90-year old Ketch-rigged ship in the 68th Swiftsure Race on Saturday (May 28).
He hopes the winds are big enough to move Oriole faster than the 10-metre sailboat Electra skippered by his father, Roger.
HMCS Oriole is the sailing training ship of the Canadian Forces.