Time to go sailing!

October 4, 2023

Author: Jeff Schell, Chief Scientist

Oct 3_01

What we have been waiting for. Leaving the dock in Woods Hole. Happy shipmates!

Ship's Log

Noon Position

Tuesday, 03 October 2023

Noon Position: (Lat and Long):  41 deg 27.0’ N x 070deg 11.8’W

Ship Heading (degrees):  115 degrees

Ship Speed (knots):  3 knots

Log (nm): 23.6 nautical miles

Weather:  Clear, sunny skies.  Southwest winds Beaufort Force 2.

Description of Location:  Sailing in Nantucket Sound

Our first night aboard the Cramer was uneventful in a good way.  After a day full of learning the ways of the ship, nothing better than a full night of sleep for the students.  Today began with amazing breakfast of blueberry pancakes with hand-whipped cream, sausage and fruit thanks to our amazing stewards Raechel and Sebastian.   Then, it was time for the main event – let’s go sailing!

We cast off our dock lines, pulled in the fenders, and made our way to a quieter anchorage in Nantucket Sound!  It was a lovely sail in light winds with clear, sunny skies!  A picture-perfect setting for setting our first sails, taking turns at the helm, climbing in the head rig, and practicing our science deployments. It has been a day full of learning, full of tasty food and full of smiles.

Now that everyone is familiar with their new home you will start to hear from the students directly.  So stay tuned, the best is yet to come!



Chief Scientist - Jeffrey M. Schell

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