SEA Alumni Events, held regionally, are a great way to keep abreast of SEA news and reconnect with or meet new shipmates. We send invitations by email based on your last known address. If you've recently moved or changed your email, we encourage you to update your information in the Alumni Directory to stay abreast of events in your location.
Upcoming 2017 Events:
We will hold alumni events in the following locations in spring 2017. Dates are forthcoming, so stay tuned!
Boston, MA: Thursday, February 9 at Rosa Mexicano in the Anejo Room 5:30 to 8:00 pm. This event is in conjuction with the Tall Ships America conference.
Portland, OR: Wednesday, February 22
Seattle, WA: Thursday, February 23
Washington, DC: Thursday, March 9
Events run 6:00 to 8:30pm unless noted otherwise. Locations will be posted closer to event dates. Invitations to events are sent by email at least 6 weeks before the date. Hope to see you there!
New Year’s Alumni Sail on the Corwith Cramer
Let's go sailing! Now's your chance to join an alumni sail on the Corwith Cramer over New Year's in the beautiful, balmy Caribbean. Cast off the down hauls, haul-away the halyards, and steer for open waters with your favorite person surrounded by other alumni and guided by the Cramer crew.
Cruise Dates: December 28, 2016 to January 2, 2017
Cruise Track: St. Croix to St. John to St. Croix
Program Fee: $900 per person
As with all SEA programs, they will be vigorous, fun and highly rewarding! You and your guest will participate in vessel operations as part of the crew by standing watch, handling sail, navigating, helping in the science lab, and enjoying shipboard life.
The program fee is $900 per person and includes room and board throughout the duration of the sail. Alumni are invited to bring one guest (age 12+). Payment of the full amount or deposit of $450 per person is required to reserve a bunk. Bunks will be filled on a first come, first served basis and are held by credit card at the time of booking. For more information about the sail and to reserve your bunk, please visit the alumni sail registration page.
If you still have questions about the sail, after visiting the registration page and reading more infromation, please email Victoria at email@example.com.
"I find it so special that I am able to share such a unique experience with my younger sister, who has sailed with me on Alumni sails as well as completed more than one SEA Semester trip herself! We first boarded the Cramer together on an Alumni sail to Dry Tortugas and my sister’s interest in SEA was instantly ignited. Many SEA Semesters later, I am so happy I took her on that first trip! Being at SEA is an incredible bonding experience with shipmates but even more so with a sibling. It's an amazing way for us to share and make even more memories through Alumni sails at SEA!"
- Margaux Howard, C-214 (pictured here with her sister Monique Howard alumna of C-223D, C-250, C-253 & C-254)
Kate Salesin Develops Sustainable Sushi Guide App
Kate is an alumna of C-268 and C-226D and developed the idea for the guide during her SEA Semester experience in Europe. A major academic component of the program was examining the historical development of fisheries in four historic seaports in Ireland, France, Portugal and Spain.
"One of the main themes of the class was overfishing, so I decided to put my computer science skills to use by making an app for the final project called Sustainable Sushi Guide."
The app helps users interpret sushi menus, lists the fish used in each dish and if they are sustainably harvested. Her first goal is to market the app to organizations and businesses promoting the use of sustainable fisheries. From the app's website:
Sustainable Sushi Guide is your seafood and sushi dining companion. You might recognize maguro or hamachi on a menu, but what about tako, iwashi, or shirako? What are they? Are they served raw or cooked? Are they sustainably harvested? Sustainable Sushi Guide is here to rescue you.
Search over 60 types of seafood by Japanese or English names
Read sustainability information distilled from many seafood guides
View photos of typical preparations
Translate over 50 other terms you might see on a sushi menu (e.g. nigiri, chirashi, omakase)
Learn about sustainable fishing and farming methods
Rate sushi you’ve tried for future reference
Kate's Sustainable Sushi Guide (ad-free and does not require an internet connection to work) is available on itunes. Spread the word!