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SEA Currents: SSV Corwith Cramer

March 14, 2014

C251 Web Blog - 14 March 2014

Max Acheson

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The Mighty Sails of the SSV Corwith Cramer

Ship's Log

Location
14°00.5’N x 061°09.9’W
Heading
010°PSC
Speed
4.6 knots
Winds
NExE, Force 4
Seas
NE, 3ft
Skies
6/8, Cumulus
Temperature
26.8°C

Only ten days remain. Not far off numerically, however the amount of work ahead is intimidating to say the least. To add to the academic stress aboard the Corwith Cramer, as Jade touched on in yesterday’s post, the third phase of our voyage is upon us. This means Junior Watch Officer rotations have begun. So far Kate and Jade have lead the way with fine performances to say the least. There has been a great deal of navigating and science today, and without the proper guidance from an expert leader, many of these procedures would not be completed precisely and in a timely fashion. I am up next as the first JWO contender from C watch so hopefully I can conduct a safe fluid watch as well. I believe I’m ready for the task!

The morning started with a large series of squalls that fortunately cleared out of the area before yet another successful morning science station. Other activities that have occurred today have been class, involving a dawn watch science question on the green flash answered and presented by Kyle, a dawn watch deck question answered and presented by Emily and Anne, and an engineering report on the ship’s engine and fuel infrastructure presented by all of C watch (Emily, Anne, Kyle, Max). After class each research topic group split up for a study hall period to continue working on their respective projects. Tomorrow a complete rough draft is due for peer review, and not too far off the finished product along with a 15 minute presentation will be expected as well. So along with the joy of continued sailing and the awe of adventure, we can expect the stress levels aboard the Corwith Cramer to be as high as the seas around us for at least six or seven out of the ten remaining days. With that being said, we continue to sail on cooperatively with no grumbles or grievances. Our final destination awaits, and it is now upon us to navigate ourselves to the finish line in a safe and unforgettable fashion.

-Max

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