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

Science on the Water

Nancy IsraelAll, Bravo Team, Youth Programs

It was a still day on the water and a great chance to do some science sampling. After getting to know the science gear last week, students were ready to use the equipment aboard Onward. Two teams of scientists, the … Read More

Studying Science

Chrissy McLeanAll, Bravo Team, Youth Programs

Science was the focus of today’s Bravo team class. With windy weather and a small craft advisory posted, we were not able to go boating. Instead, we focused on learning more about inquiry based science. We stared off the day … Read More