Last night’s event (11/15/2016) was very successful, with more than 30 folks, almost 1/3 MOTN members, braving the lousy weather to meet at NOAA’s regional headquarters in Gloucester. Thanks so much to member David Basile for his sponsorship of the food and drink, making it possible for this to be a “no charge” event and to Rich Weismann of Endicott for taking on all the logistical arrangements. I’ll circulate details and an attendence list soon. In the meantime, below is what the Endicott-MOTN-City of Gloucester team miniboat looks like. Note the MOTN logo on the foredeck. Where were these students when I needed my boat painted?
MOTN has teamed with Endicott College and the City of Gloucester to enter a “Miniboat” in the Educational Passages Atlantic Regatta, a coordinated effort between with numerous professional marine organizations and institutions around the Atlantic seaboard. Organizations from eight different countries are expected to participate in this regatta. Using 5’ long, miniature GPS-monitored sailboats. See, http://educationalpassages.com/category/atlantic-reggata/. Our boat was finished, painted and is being outfitted with instrumentation in the “Makerspace” at Endicott’s Angle Center for Entrepeneurship. The photos show Deirdre Sartorelli, Director of Angle Center (far right) and Assist. Dean Justin Topp (with eyeglasses) along the Endicott students who worked very diligently on the boat. More details and an update on how to follow our boat’ progress on-line very soon.