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SEA Currents: SSV Corwith Cramer

November 28, 2017

Sea legs

Chris Nolan, Captain

Caribbean Reef Expedition

A watch furling sail

Ship's Log

Noon Position
12 miles northwest of Grenada

Ship Heading

Ship Speed
3 knots

Weather / Wind / Sail Plan
Brisk easterly trade winds

Souls on Board

Well, our first 24 hours has gone quite well since leaving Grenada. So far we have conducted two science stations and sampled with our hydrocast, meter net and neuston nets. Additionally, we have used flow through sensors to get readings on all kinds of water properties as we sail northwest of Grenada.

On deck, we have set and struck several sails, including shaking the reef from the mainsail, and we have started to learn how the ship's rig works as a whole to get us moving in the right direction.

For class today, we did a nautical science round robin:  some time learning how to use sextants to measure the sun's altitude for celestial navigation, some time in the headrig netting getting comfortable working on the lines up forward out over the ocean, and finally some time driving around in the small boat getting cool views of Cramer under sail.

Our regularly scheduled blogger has come down with a small case of mal de mar as we all get our sea legs, but not to worry: everyone suffers seasickness to some extent, and most folks are feeling better already!

- Captain Chris

Categories: Corwith Cramer,Caribbean Reef Expedition, • Topics: c276  sailing  science  life at sea  study abroad • (0) Comments


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