SEA Currents: c282
November 04, 2018
Getting closer to the Caribbean
I am happy to have the opportunity to write again for the blog. We have had beautiful days as we officially are sailing in tropical waters and getting closer and closer to the Caribbean.
November 01, 2018
A day in the life of Steve, aka Assistant Scientist #2.
It all started at midnight… with an hour left on evening watch (1900-0100), B-Watch, including: Christina, Steven, Bella and Seiji (Students) Becca (Chief Mate) and Emma and Tyler (Sailing interns), were getting ready to turn things over to the ever steady C-Watch.
October 31, 2018
Hi friends and family and Happy Halloween!
Today has been an eventful day filled with various Halloween events such as trick or treating, pumpkin carving, face painting and a costume contest. The science department also performed some Halloween themed experiments which was highly appreciated by the rest of the crew (might have been because of the involvement of m&m’s, but the experiment was pretty cool too).
October 29, 2018
The Next Phase : Shadow Watch Officer
Hello to all friends, family, and blog followers,
Spirits are high today as we have finally crossed into the tropics! Warm layers have been shed, and it is officially sunscreen season. We have also shifted phases into the Shadow Watch Officer phase.
October 26, 2018
Corwith Cramer Pin Rail Chase
The great Corwith Cramer Pin Rail chase for class C-282 commenced under a beautiful blue sky dotted with fluffy little cumulus clouds. A calm breeze from the NNE at a force of 4, and seas of 4 feet from the NxW made for the prefect condition to chase lines.
October 25, 2018
Science at Sea!
This morning C-watch was woken bright and early for morning watch. Some tasty breakfast burritos brightened our morning as we prepared for an eventful watch. Sails were set and struck, morning chores completed, hourly boat checks and weather observations conducted, and a lucky few learned how to use a sextant for the first time.
October 23, 2018
The Calm After the Storm
Hi all friends and family of the crew on C-282!
I know it has been few days since our last blog post, but we have been experiencing some Gale force conditions and almost all our energy went to trying to stay vertical and keeping the seasickness away.
October 18, 2018
Force 8: Gale
Wednesday’s sporty weather had turned sportier by Thursday, and B Watch enjoyed gale conditions with enormous swell throughout the duration of morning watch (0100-0700). That’s a Force 8 on the Beaufort Wind Scale, with wave heights of 18-25ft in fully developed seas.
October 17, 2018
And We’re Off!
Hi everyone! Today marks our first full day on the open ocean! After leaving the anchorage at the mouth of the Sakonnet River yesterday, we sailed a course of 170 degrees through the night on favorable western winds, making quick progress along our cruise track.
October 16, 2018
At Anchor (Not Much Longer!)
Good afternoon from all of us aboard the SSV Corwith Cramer! Today is an exciting day. Although we have been anchored for our first few nights of the cruise, we anticipate to be underway in a few hours. This means that everyone on the ship, such as the professional crew, students, and scientists will be working diligently to keep us afloat and safe until we finally set anchor at Grenada in the Caribbean after 2000 miles of sailing upon the open ocean.