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March 19, 2014

C251 Web Blog - 19 March 2014

Colby Schindel


members of the crew, and some students furling the main-sail, with the course- sail and the top-sail flying high in the back ground

Current Position
16° 50.3’N x 062° 19.0W
Just left Little Bay, Montserrat
Under Sail
Force 4, East X South
Air Temperature

ME AGAIN!  Today we sailed out of Montserrat.  This was such a cool island, but when it came time to haul back our anchor, and set sail it was all hands on deck. This started out just like any other departure, with the setting of the stays’ls, but then the order came down from the captain: “Set the Topsail! Set the Course!”  Two commands that we’’ve been anxiously awaiting.  These are the two square sails on the boat that we have never set before.  There was a moment of uncertainty and then we all sprang into action.  With the wind at our backs, and the sails set and full with wind we are making out way back to the US Virgin Islands, and ultimately, in just 5 days, back in St. Croix.

After being out here for just over a month already, it seems hard to believe that in such a short time we will be back ashore and in the routine of our normal lives again. In some ways it seems like just yesterday that we were in Puerto Rico, wowed by all the lines on the ship, but looking back to all the experiences we’ve had, and the knowledge gained, it seems like we’‘ve been out here existing in our own world forever. 

In other news, our projects are coming along nicely.  With presentations today and tomorrow everyone has been busy finishing up the papers, and preparing presentations.  With the weather cooperating for the most part so far it has been quite literally “smooth sailing” and we all look forward to another week of work till we hit land.

Signing off,
Colby (“I wanna Sail FAST!”)

CYA in a few days everyone!

The class of C251 sending a shout out to Mrs. Avtges Marine Science Class at Mashpee High School!

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