Education: Going to School at Sea

The subjects are science and sailing—for college credit

The only sounds are the creak of rigging and the occasional click of ball point pens. Twenty-four students are quietly writing answers on their final exam.

Suddenly a cry bursts out: "Everybody on deck!" Off tiny Guinchos Cay in the Atlantic, 20 miles north of Cuba, the 100-ft.

schooner R/V (for research vessel) West ward is heading for water only three fathoms deep. Exams or not, the students are needed on the double to lower some 7,000 sq. ft. of sail so Westward will be moving slowly...

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