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SEA Currents: SSV Corwith Cramer

June 02, 2014

C253 Web Blog - 02 June 2014

Mo Howard

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Will (2nd mate) teaching B watch students new sailing lines on this chilly night.

Ship's Log

Location
41° 26.567’N x 70° 00.676’W
Ships heading
125
Knots
3.5
Weather
12° C with a gorgeous sunset

Hey everyone we’re sailing!!! Since we left good old Woods Hole’s dockside yesterday afternoon, we have been flooded with tons of new sailing, science and safety terminology. We have learned so many new and important bits of information about our new home for the next month that some of us do “knot” even know what to do with our selves! But it’s great because we all are in the same boat learning and helping each other out every step of the way. After we had great anchor watches we all settled down into our comfy new bunks last night. Today not only have we started the official Swedish watch schedule but all morning long we got orientated to our safety duties in the event of an emergency; including fire drills, abandon ship drills and MOB drills (man over board). Then we finally brought in the anchor and set sail (literally)! We were so fortunate that we literally set sail from our anchorage! All hands maneuvered the sails in a way that we did not use the engine once! (This is a pretty special event.) In fact, we still have not turned our engine on once sine we have been underway since 1400! Speaking of being underway, the seas are definitely moving more than they were at anchor. A few of us are starting to get our sea-legs, learning this is part of the salt life and all shipmates are there to help! Ship. Shipmate. Self. Farewell everyone and goodnight!

-Lil Mo Howard

Ps. Those who know me, surprisingly I am not seasick! (Well, at least not yet!!) 

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