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November 27, 2021

Lead up to the LAT

Adam Young, Emory University

Dumbo the heteropod

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.

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November 26, 2021

All in a “day’s” work

Hannah DelVecchio, George Washington University

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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).

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November 25, 2021

Mothership

Kira Becker, Northeastern University

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So it was my birthday yesterday and it was seriously the best birthday ever.

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November 24, 2021

1000 NM

Carolyn Mavretish, Amherst College

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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.

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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.

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November 23, 2021

Lines

Matthew Robertson, Muhlenberg College

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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.

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November 22, 2021

The Moon & Stars in the Middle of the Pacific Ocean

Eva Hart, Guilford College

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First time on deck tonight:

Being up on the quarterdeck this evening after watch was magical.

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November 21, 2021

Night Watch in Still Air

Stevie Walker, Boston College

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It has been an eventful day here on the Robert C. Seamans!

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November 20, 2021

Boat Time

Itai Bojdak-Yates, Lawrence University

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We continue to sail (motor) south towards the tropics and fairer winds.

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November 19, 2021

For Science!

Alice Hough, UMass Amherst

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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.

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