Current position of the SSV Corwith Cramer. Click on the vessel to view position history. Use the tools, top right, to change the map style or view data layers. Dates and times use GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).
SEA Currents: SSV Corwith Cramer
June 16, 2015
Day by Day
43° 47.9’N x 039° 25.0’W
Description of location
Western North Atlantic Basin, headed towards the Mid-Atlantic Ridge
Weather / Wind / Sail Plan
Sailing with the storm trys’l, both stays’ls, and jib. Winds NE Force 4, Seas NNE 5 feet. Cloudy.
Marine Mammals Observed last 24hrs (estimate of totals)
2 whales, some dolphins
Sargassum Observed last 24hrs (estimate of totals)
As the days go by on this voyage, more and more amazing experiences become commonplace. No one is complaining about the whales and dolphins, the galley’s morale is still higher than the swells, and sea sickness is just a memory.
Late the night before, Cap’n Rick warned us about a low pressure center that was forming to the west of us. We started experiencing some of that wind in the morning but the front didn’t reach us until late in the night. Multiple squalls blew over us from the north over the course of the night but ended quickly and only hit us with an aggressive mist.
We are slowly entering into a phase of the trip where the students have a better understanding of what goes on during a watch. Hour by hour our position is tracked. We are nearly half way there and Ireland is finally on the map. Spirits are higher than ever as we get better at balancing our sleep schedules with work, play, and of course, great food.
Message in a Bottle:
“My boots are too big, but I still love you Dad.” – Nolan