After a successful Marion Bermuda Race that ended in a victory in the Classic Division for Tabor Boy and her crew, the schooner is back stateside. Departing Bermuda on July 26th Tabor Boy made her way back to Buzzards Bay and straight to the shipyard in Fairhaven for some maintenance and upkeep.
There will be no rest for the schooner and her crew as they will be called back into service for the first of six Orientation at Sea cruises starting July 8th. Recent graduate Sofia Vakhutinsky who served as a navigator for the race (among other positions) will be back on the schooner and will spend the next six weeks welcoming the newest group of Seawolves. Chip Connard and Connor Cook who also served aboard Tabor Boy during the race will be off to start their college careers at the United States Merchant Marine Academy.
We are also excited to announce that Jack Gordon ’17, who was aboard the ship for the race, is creating a documentary film on celestial navigation. Jack started his filmmaking career at Tabor with his feature ‘A Century of Tabor Rowing’ and has gone on to direct and produce a short documentary ‘The Ocean Knows No Borders’. Speaking about his latest project Jack said, “Like the main characters in the film, I attended Tabor Academy for high school and was introduced to celestial navigation through Captain Geil’s course my junior year. Throughout four years of high school, that class remained the most interesting and exciting course I had enrolled in. Though I have had a few opportunities to experience offshore sailing, I never got the opportunity to put my celestial navigation skills into practice.” We are looking forward to seeing the film and knowing Jack, it will be a movie you won’t want to miss!
The Marion Bermuda Race is an event that none of our Seawolves will forget and it has made such an impression on Captain Geil that he has already blocked out time for the next race, scheduled to start on June 18, 2021.
We are proud of our Seawolves and all that they have accomplished. They are great ambassadors to our School by the Sea and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have such hardworking, talented young men and women as students. It is truly a great day to be a Seawolf. All-A-Taut-O!