Karen Blakelock

Deckhand Educator and Roseway Steward

Hometown: West Hartford, CT

School: St. Lawrence University

Previous sailing experience: Unfortunately none. Actually, less than none. I spent seven years rowing crew, and since the rowers sit backwards, port is right, starboard is left, bow is the back, and stern is the front, so I’m un-learning some things!

Previous teaching experience: Four summers spent teaching at the Chewonki Foundation’s Camp for Boys in Wiscasset, Maine.

Hobbies: Hiking, skiing, and experimental cooking/ baking

Why I’m excited to work for World Ocean School: I love working with kids, and am excited to spend time living and working on a ship!