SEA Currents: Corwith Cramer
November 12, 2019
Aloft and About
18° 29.1’ N x 064° 05.9’ W
Ship’s Heading, Speed and sail plan
c/o 010°T psc, 3.3 kts, Sailing under the four lowers (Jib, Forstays’l, Mainstays’l and Mains’l) as well as the Fisherman Stays’l
Winds out of the E x S, mild sea’s and no inclement weather to speak of.
Another wonderful day here aboard the Cramer out in the Sombrero passage just due east of the Sir Francis Drake Chanel. Today students spent time collecting inventory for galley team, learning the intricacies of plate tectonics in the Caribbean and relaxing out on the course yard aloft for a beautiful sunset over Virgin Gorda. As time aboard the Cramer shortly comes to close, students, interns and crew are quite busy trying to pack in all the great bits of learning material and information the vessel and its surroundings has to offer. From calculating LAN (Local Apparent Noon) from using our sextants and Nautical Almanac to tracking squalls on the radar through offset EBLs and VRMs, every day is an opportunity to either further knowledge or learn something new. It is such a unique experience to be taught by those who are so invested and passionate about what they love to do every day. To all those who make voyages like this possible, I would like to thank you. Tomorrow we make landfall in St. John. Hope all is well and all my best,
- Liam Carroll, C Watch
PS: Shoutout to the fam and the rest of the gang back home!