SEA Currents: Robert C. Seamans
April 10, 2019
38 o 41.0’S x 173 o 25.0’ W
A round-about 1000 miles away from where we started
025 o psc
WxN Force 4
Today marked 1000 miles sailed and we have made it far enough North that it has started to get warm. People are hanging out in t-shirts and shorts and the boat is alive in a way it hasn't really been yet. The foredeck gym is in full swing, with people attempting to do as many push-ups as miles we've sailed. On the other hand, they galley celebrated 1000 miles with chocolate cake for afternoon snack.
The sun finally coming out means that the sextants are also out. Sun line assignments are due tomorrow and the sun has not been cooperating, so students are taking this opportunity to take their sun lines and work together to remember what they learned ashore about reducing them.
The sail loft (aka the library, the science deck, the aft cabin, really anywhere big enough to spread out) has also been busy. Thanks to a lot of helping hands the torn patch has been removed from the sail (every single stitch needed to be removed by hand) and a new piece of sail has been cut. Tomorrow we will start sewing the sail back together, partially by machine and partially by hand.
Here's hoping the sun sticks around, the seas stay calm, and the winds stay fair!
- Tristan Feldman, 2nd Mate/Bosun