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SEA Currents: SSV Corwith Cramer
July 14, 2018
Sailing with dolphins
40 26.337’N 68 45.506’W
170.1 nautical miles
NxE winds Force 2 flying the Top sail, Raffee
The crew woke up to a delicious breakfast of hash browns, cereal, eggs, and strawberries. Soon after, most of the students began to take their watches, do chores, or take a nice nap.
This morning, our C, B and A watch teams braved the cold air and wind as we sailed (and motored) along. As the A watch took over the ship at 7:00 a.m., many marine mammals decided to join in on our fun. Today we've seen Basking sharks, Humpback whales, Mola molas (Sunfish), Dolphins, and many, many birds. Our science team also managed to take surface samples, use a Secchi disk, handle a CTD, cast out a phytoplankton and Neuston net, and listen to the ocean with a Hydrophone.
We are currently underway by sailing with the topsail, the Forestays'l , the jib, and the Mainstays'l. The decks are a little cold and wet from 77 meter deep ocean waters, which were brought up by the CTD. The science crew then moved on to extracting plankton from the phytoplankton nets, while the deck team focused on setting the sails and navigation. Even though we all started the morning cold and bundled up, the day is getting warmer and better for sailing.
Today during class, led by Heartbreak, we learned how a sailing ship moves. All of the class helped set the top sail and the raffee (the party hat sail).
Louis: Shout out to Emmanuelle Mateo and Bradley!! I hope that you are all having a great trip. I am having a great time on the boat and would like to let you know that I have both my passport and my driving permit to get back home, because i know that there was some worry that I left my wallet in the car. I miss you all so much and hope you are having an equally great time as me!!
Alex K: Shout out to my mom, dad, and to my sister Jess! I hope you guys are having a great summer and I hope that everything is going alright at work (for both of you). Jess, I know you want to come home soon, but just hang in there. I know you're doing great, and I'm always proud of you, no matter what. I miss you guys very much, but I'm having a great time!
Alex K and Louis - A Watch