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Engraved Forever

Posted on 24 April 2019 @ 5:25pm

Engraved Forever

After a wonderful homestay in Dominican Republic, I had to come back to my good old ship, the Gulden Leeuw. While some of us were urging to come back to the ship, I was focusing on the gigantic pile of clean clothes that was waiting to get sorted out. After a couple minutes of procrastination, I pulled my sleeves up and with the help of other floaties, we began our mission. Following several hours of dedicated work, the big pile of clothing was now resting as a small puzzle of socks and underwear. At the end of this unfortunate event, we could finally set sails in direction to Cuba.

Class Afloat Instagram Top Ten: March and April Edition!

Posted on 23 April 2019 @ 5:35pm

Class Afloat Instagram Top Ten: March and April Edition!

CLASS AFLOAT TOP TEN

Selection criteria: Photos must be taken by a Class Afloat student and must have been posted on Instagram (not necessarily taken) during the month - or in this case months - for which they are to be considered for Top Ten. 

Sailing from Cuba to Bermuda with Class Afloat: A Life Changing Experience

Posted on 3 April 2019 @ 6:03pm

Sailing from Cuba to Bermuda with Class Afloat: A Life Changing Experience

We departed from Cuba with a beautiful sunset of different tones of pink and yellow. We could still see the shape of the city of Havana getting smaller and smaller as we initiated our last sail before the crossing of the North Atlantic Ocean. Ten days can seem to take forever when you have class every day, but we were all very excited to discover if the mystery about the Bermuda triangle was just a myth or not.

Class Afloat Instagram Top Ten: End of Semester One, Start of Semester Two!

Posted on 30 January 2019 @ 4:53pm

Class Afloat Instagram Top Ten: End of Semester One, Start of Semester Two!

CLASS AFLOAT TOP TEN

Selection criteria: Photos must be taken by a Class Afloat student and must have been posted on Instagram (not necessarily taken) during the month for which they are to be considered for Top Ten. 

Swim Call

Posted on 5 October 2018 @ 3:19am

Swim Call

5:00pm: After completing a trigonometry problem Mariam asks me in a low tone. “Do you think we are going to have a swim call?”

Adventures of Porto, Portugal

Posted on 5 October 2018 @ 2:51am

Adventures of Porto, Portugal

It was 7 in the morning when the Gulden Leeuw made its grand appearance into Porto. The towering tallship was met with bewildered eyes and camera flashes from all angles as we docked at Gaia, a city across the river from Porto.

Porto: The City of Bridges… And Food

Posted on 5 October 2018 @ 2:20am

Porto: The City of Bridges… And Food

After our long 8 day sail from Amsterdam to Portugal, I have insight as to what I will be doing for the next 9 months, and I couldn't be happier. I never expected Porto to be such a lively city. As we sailed into the Porto canal into our dock area, I was truly amazed; it was pure bliss. Watching the sun rise above each bridge as our 230 feet tall ship would underpass each one, you can imagine how beautiful this was.      

Life at Sea: Finding Peace in the Emptiness

Posted on 18 September 2018 @ 3:16pm

Life at Sea: Finding Peace in the Emptiness

The voyage has started. All 60 students, as well as our maritime and academic crew, are ready to face this new adventure aboard the Gulden Leeuw.

Amsterdam to Porto: Our First Days at Sea

Posted on 18 September 2018 @ 2:24pm

Amsterdam to Porto: Our First Days at Sea

The first moments in the ship were most exciting for everyone. We got to meet all the staff and crew members as well as our new fellow classmates. Everyone in the vessel is very nice and the activities are very thrilling! We do all kinds of things, together we pull up sails or go to the bow, we have fun activities like salsa night or music club, we cook in a moving kitchen and take classes in the open ocean, but the best thing for me is working with the maritime crew. Since the day I arrived, I have made a lot of friends and I have been having so much fun.

Class Afloat Faculty Member: Siobahn McLoughlin

Posted on 6 September 2018 @ 5:05pm

Class Afloat Faculty Member: Siobahn McLoughlin

Introducing the 2018-2019 Class Afloat Faculty! Meet the team who will lead this year's class as they begin an unforgettable journey.