Fun in the Boatshop

Nancy IsraelAll, Boatshop, Bravo Team, Youth Programs

This was our third week working in the boatshop on Townshend maintenance. We worked hard even with a smaller crew this week. One of the students had a broken wrist and was still able to get a lot done! Rolling … Read More

Longboat Love

Nancy IsraelAll, Bravo Team, Youth Programs

Longboat love means taking care of the longboat so she will take care of us! When we relaunch her in February, we will be able to take pride in our work and know she has been well maintained for another … Read More

Maintenance Season

Chrissy McLeanAll, Boatshop, Bravo Team, Youth Programs

Our trusty longboat Townshend came out of the water this week for her annual maintenance. We had mixed feelings about it- we all missed being on the water, but were excited to care for our boat. After reviewing shop safety … Read More

Tis’ the Season

Nancy IsraelAll, Bravo Team, Youth Programs

It’s the season for small craft advisories with strong wind and rain! We started our day ashore with team building activities that helped us to incorporate 2 new team members. We played a game of blindfolded tag that brought out … Read More

Squall Drill Day

Sonia FrojenAll, Bravo Team, Youth Programs

Bravo Team has been very lucky this fall with many opportunities to get on the water.  Today we had a clear 18 knot sustained wind out of the South, with gusts up to 20 knots.  According to our Certificate of … Read More

Power Strokes

Chrissy McLeanAll, Bravo Team, Youth Programs

Today was a calm and warm-ish day for December in Port Townsend. We took the opportunity to plan a mini-adventure and rowed Townshend down to Indian Point, which is just past the ferry dock. We had some distance to cover so … Read More

Testing our Hypotheses

Chrissy McLeanAll, Bravo Team, Youth Programs

Bravo Team has been focusing on scientific sampling this fall. Students have been practicing with scientific equipment and we have been measuring temperature, salinity, pH, and secchi depth each time we go out on the water. Last week, we practiced … Read More

Back Aboard Townshend

Nancy IsraelAll, Bravo Team, Youth Programs

We got out on the longboat Townshend for the first time this year. We had a light wind day and more students, so we thought we’d get back to our usual vessel. Townshend is the longboat we will help maintain … Read More

Halloween Sail

Nancy IsraelAll, Bravo Team, Youth Programs

Some of us showed up in costume today, although it was hard to tell under all our warm layers! It was a rare day to have sunshine and light wind on Halloween. A great day to go on a mini … Read More