Cape Fear Community College
October 2017 - Naming competition
Our next mini-boat needs a name. Click on this link to cast your vote on one of the choices. The last day to vote is Thursday, October 5th, 2017, and the winning name will be painted on the hull on Friday, October 6th, 2017.
The boat has been named! SS Velella velella, named after the drifting “By the Wind Sailor” jellyfish. She was deployed in the Gulf Stream on October 10 off a CFCC research vessel. Stay tuned for pictures and more!
October 2017 - Launched
The Mini-Boat was deployed during our second senior cruise (Oct 9 – Oct 16).
June 2019 - Recovered and in Spain
After over 600 days at sea the miniboat appears to have been recovered and brought to the north coast of Spain in Celeiro.
We’ve reached out to potential contacts in the area and hope to hear more soon!