SEA Currents: s301
November 27, 2021
Lead up to the LAT
Hello, world! It’s been quite the busy past few weeks, what with sailing a boat across the Pacific and all. In just under two weeks, we have made the Seamans travel nearly 1,500 nautical miles. For a while there, I wasn’t completely sure if we would ever turn off the engine, but we’ve reached the Northeasterlies and haven’t dropped the sails since.
November 26, 2021
All in a “day’s” work
Trade winds, alas! After almost a week of motorsailing on and off the winds have finally filled in and we’ve turned the engine off (for now at least…the doldrums await us).
November 25, 2021
So it was my birthday yesterday and it was seriously the best birthday ever.
November 24, 2021
After waking at the ripe hour of 1030 am, I crawled out of my bunk in Sleepy Hollow with squinty eyes, blinded by the daylight.
November 23, 2021
Update on Deployment of NOAA Drifter Buoys
Students aboard the SSV Robert C. Seamans have now deployed six NOAA buoys on the southwest-bound leg of their voyage to Hawaii.
November 23, 2021
All of this memorization of the lines we’ve been doing has led up to this day; where we were tested on our knowledge by way of the traditional line chase.
November 22, 2021
The Moon & Stars in the Middle of the Pacific Ocean
First time on deck tonight:
Being up on the quarterdeck this evening after watch was magical.
November 21, 2021
Night Watch in Still Air
It has been an eventful day here on the Robert C. Seamans!
November 20, 2021
We continue to sail (motor) south towards the tropics and fairer winds.
November 19, 2021
We’ve been motor-sailing (mostly motoring along, with sails set but flapping above us to make ourselves feel better about being a sailboat) because the wind as dropped as we get into the horse latitudes.