Schooner student endorses Virginia trips

Soon after announcing our new agreement to teach navigation seminars aboard the schooner Virginia (whose quarterdeck is seen in this shot by John Kettlewell), we received a message from a former schooner trip participant who fondly remembers our previous teaching trips aboard the schooner Ocean Star. Here are some of his remembrances:

“I was delighted to see that Ocean Navigator is re-entering the navigation/seamanship training with renewed vigor in the partnership with the Schooner Virginia. I was privileged to be a student aboard what I think was the delivery voyage of the Ocean Star from Norfolk, VA to Portland in 1994. Cameron Bright was skipper and Alex Agnew the bosun. It was a wonderful and educational trip, enhanced by the sight of mother & calf humpbacks breaching together in the early morning off Stellwagen Bank.  The teachers were knowledgeable and patient and the food was great. To anyone half thinking about it: do it. 

Tim Hunt, Sailing Vessel VAROA, Marblehead.”

By Ocean Navigator