SEA Currents: News
November 20, 2021
We continue to sail (motor) south towards the tropics and fairer winds.
November 19, 2021
We’ve been motor-sailing (mostly motoring along, with sails set but flapping above us to make ourselves feel better about being a sailboat) because the wind as dropped as we get into the horse latitudes.
November 18, 2021
At promptly 1430, the ship’s company met on the quarterdeck in the afternoon sun for our daily class. Some shipmates shared reports on engineering (Audrey), navigation (Oscar), science (Cassie, Hannah, & Alice), and a field weather report (Carson & Sophia). Some things to note from these reports…
November 17, 2021
We’re completely under sail! This morning we took the reef out of the mainsail and set the topsail for more power as the winds have eased.
November 16, 2021
Last night as we lay at anchor off Catalina, we were surrounded by schools of Squid.
November 16, 2021
The training day is over, the Oceans and Climate class S-301 is sailing today! We boarded the ship yesterday after a lovely 10-day quarantine period on the premises of University of Southern California Wrigley station, where we wrapped up the last of our classwork and research project preparation.
November 12, 2021
Students enrolled in Sea Education Association class S-301, Oceans & Climate, board the SSV Robert C. Seamans on Catalina Island, CA, on Novemner 15th. Their voyage ends in Honolulu, Hawai’i on December 23rd. There are no port stops.
May 03, 2019
Well, it’s been a journey. To top off the end of the trip we put together a “Swizzle” which is a sailors party.not what you all are probably thinking.
May 02, 2019
Today was our last day at sea before we arrive in Papeete, Tahiti tomorrow morning. This morning, A Watch had morning watch where we saw Moorea and Tahiti off the port bow!
May 01, 2019
The time is 5:05, the wind is a brisk and warm call to sea, and a directly windward challenge to make it to Papaeete! We will be fighting a headwind for our miles today. I’m writing my blog early in anticipation of tossing some cookies to Neptune, but also looking forward to filling our sails and gettingunderway.