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SEA Currents: SSV Corwith Cramer

June 25, 2015

High Seas, High Grades

Nolan Snyder, B Watch, University of South Carolina

Transatlantic Crossing

Sextant in hand.

Ship's Log

Noon Position
50° 57.4’N 13° 53.4’ W

Description of location
Eastern Atlantic,  about 100nm from Ireland

Ship Heading
085° PSC

Ship Speed
5 knots

Taffrail Log
2564.2 nm

Weather / Wind / Sail Plan
Chilly and overcast. Wind S Force 7. Seas SxW 9 feet. Sailing under the 2 stays’ls.

Marine Mammals Observed last 24hrs
None, although a Brown Footed Boobie was following us for a while

Sargassum Observed last 24hrs

Souls on Board

Today we were reminded we are sailing in the mighty Atlantic Ocean. Wind and waves reached among their highest yet on this trip. It was a surprisingly comfortable ride now that we are so in-tune with the Cramer. Despite the pitching and rolling, we had an eventful day. As planned, our poster presentations began today during class. Much of the last night and early this morning were dedicated to polishing and printing out posters of our hard work. It was hard work, but once again, I was amazed at how productive everyone can be as we move forward in our research. Half of us presented today: Danielle and I, Sarah and Kelli, Sean, Ben, Ethan, and Darcy. It was exciting to see what our shipmates have been working on for what has seemed like the past year. Each presentation was given a number of times as people walked around below in a science fair style setting.


P.S. Can’t wait to reach Ireland and see the beautiful coastline. I’ll be home before you know it.

Messages in a Bottle:

Dear Family and Haymar: It feels like we’ve been at sea forever and it’s hard to believe that we’re so close to Ireland. I love you and miss you and have imagined conversations with you sometimes while on bow lookout. Benji: I’ll write you again tomorrow, but I am so proud of you. Happy 17. Love, Danielle. Oh, and if someone could pass along a happy birthday to little Paulette that would be wonderful.

Had a blast on deck. 30 knot winds and 15 – 20’ seas. Luckily only the mate and I were topside. – Garrett (Mom I’m still fine)

Categories: Corwith Cramer,Transatlantic Crossing, • Topics: c260  sailing  celestial navigation • (1) Comments


Leave a public comment for students and crew to read when they reach their next port and have access to the internet!

#1. Posted by Connie Lyons on June 26, 2015

Hi Nolan!  I have been loving following your adventure on the sea this whole time!  I am so happy for you, but sad it is almost to an end!  Life will never be the same for you now kiddo! You are designated to do incredible things!  I am so proud of you!!! I can’t wait to see your photos!  Love you… Aunt Connie

P.S.  I followed you on-line at work and every time I read the blogs I would get teary-eyed… much to my co-workers pleasure!  They have enjoyed your journey too!



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