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SEA Currents: SSV Robert C. Seamans

February 20, 2018

Update on Tropical Storm Gita

Elliot Rappaport, Captain, Professor of Nautical Science

The Robert C Seamans sailed from Opua, Bay of Islands, NZ this morning in moderate northwesterly winds after a successful stop that included visits to the nearby town of Russell and the historic Waitangi Treaty grounds. Yesterday at the wharf we experienced several hours of rain and gusty wind as the remnants of Tropical Cyclone Gita passed to the south of us, but our stay was otherwise unaffected. Gita is forecast to gradually dissipate as she moves away from the South Island over the next 24 hours, and we are looking forward to the advent of some fair weather as we begin our passage towards Wellington.

As always, we are grateful for our local network of friends and colleagues, who were a great resource in planning ahead for any possible contingencies related to this weather event. New Zealand is at its heart a nation of sailors, always willing to assist in adjusting plans when necessary.

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