Winter Ocean Classroom 2021: Day 50

Winter Ocean Classroom 2021: Day 50

Christiansted, St. Croix

Sam J.

February 27, 2021

Today marks the last of many for me on the Roseway. Not to start this ship's log off with a damper, my apologies! 

-Hellooo ship's log! Today we prepped the fore, staysail, and a reefed main on our departure from St. John. Port watch was on first, so starboard watch, including myself, caught some 'x-tra' Z's. We awoke to a sea state of 7-10 feet! 20 knots winds, and waves crashing over the side. Many of our soldiers were sick due to the conditions, but I was loving it! We went to grab some chow and the biggest swell hit our port side; a wild bowl of A-yo mayo flew across the galley and all over the sole. Slip-and-slide initiated. Jack hit the splits, Kara slid into the sink and I only had two hands to try and hold everyone up. This continued for 15 minutes and we could not stay up enough to escape! That was hilarious, and the waves really picked up during our watch. We averaged 9 knots the whole way to Christiansted, when we average 6.5 on a good sailing day. It was so awesome to feel the waves crash against Roseway and see the crew fly around. Picking up where I started off, today marked the last of many for myself on Roseway. Primarily it marked the final day of transit, the last day on the open ocean, the last day in St. John, and my final ship's log of Winter Ocean Classroom 2021. On that note...for the last time...peace out yo!

Best,

Sam Jewett