45 Degree Angle

Author: Jamie Kretschmer, B Watch, Huntington High School & A’Janae Samaru-Aguillera, C Watch, Urban Assembly New York Harbor School

July 29, 2021
The boat tilts at an angle in response to winds and swells.
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The boat tilts at an angle in response to winds and swells.

Ship's Log

Noon Position
41° 17.534’ N x 71° 04.282’ W

Ship Heading
300 degrees

Ship Speed
6.3 knots

Taffrail Log
409.5 nm

Weather / Wind / Sail Plan
Wind coming from the South Force 3, Sea is coming from the South waves 1-2 Feet. Sailing under the 4 lower sails: Main, Mainstay, Forestay, and Jib.

Description of location
2 miles off Point Judith

Today started off very slow. Dawn watch sailed us through the Cape Cod Canal where they were greeted by the sunrise. (It was beautiful!) Counting and filtering the marine life that we’ve sampled from our science deployments have been very fun! Navigation has been made difficult due to the lobster pots and weather we’ve encountered. (That’s Boston for ya!) Currently we are sailing with very strong winds and massive swells which are causing the ship to tilt at a very steep angle.

Walking is fun but also is very nauseating bouncing off the walls (I mean this literally) and running up the high side can be very exciting. The tables are gimbaled and have made meals very interesting; we are all fascinated by how they stay upright while everything around it moves. Living on a boat has its pros and I’ll definitely say gimbaled tables are the biggest ones – when I say the tables are amusing I can sit and have a conversation with you on how interesting they are. Overall, other than the great tables, the trip has been very informative and knowledgeable; there has not been a day where we’ve gone to bed not knowing something new or improving on old skills.

- Jamie Kretschmer, B Watch, Huntington High School & A’Janae Samaru-Aguillera, C Watch, Urban Assembly New York Harbor School

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