Interim At Sea 2006

Join an intrepid group of BSC students for sail training in the Caribbean aboard a classic schooner.  We weigh anchor from St. Thomas in early January and sail along the lesser Antilles as far as the Grenadines.

We are now taking deposits for the 2006 expedition.
Please contact Dr. Dorman if you wish to make a deposit or put your name on the interest list.

For your application to be complete, you must also submit the following completed documents:

Those interested should read the list of Frequently Asked Questions.

The balance of the fee will be due in mid October.  The total cost of the trip is approximately $3700 per student.  This includes everything aboard ship, as well as room, board, and other necessary expenses.  You will occasionally have the chance to buy meals when we're ashore, but that's optional.  Meals in the ship's galley are included even when we're in port.  Beyond the basic fee, there will be few additional expenditures.  Students are advised to carry no more than $250 in cash for optional purchases.

Recommended: packing list

All participants will:

This is a fairly arduous project, requiring personal commitment, physical stamina, and willingness to endure some degree of privation.  Do not expect a lazy cruise, this is a working ship.  Those truly interested in the experience of a lifetime should not be discouraged, but everyone should realize what they're signing on for.

Tentative schedule:

Knowing how to swim is a requirement for this trip.

More information about the ship can be found at the home page for the Ocean Classroom Foundation.  I particularly recommend the Ocean Classroom Newsletter Full and By and the Ship's Log, which contain accounts by past participants of similar programs.