Friday, December 19th, 2014
BOUND FROM: Reunion Island, France, Indian Ocean
TOWARDS: Cape Town, South Africa, Atlantic Ocean
TIME ZONE: GMT +4
NOON POSITION:26°33.5’S /048°12.6’E
DAYS RUN: 96nm
PASSAGE DISTANCE RUN: 532nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 1,727nm
COURSE AND SPEED: WxS 243T, 4.4 knots
WIND: Wind Force 4, S
WEATHER: fair, 7/8 cloud, visibility very good, barometer 1017 millibars and steady
SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: SE 1m
SAILS SET: All sails set.
SHIPS WORK: Continued to overhaul running rigging and footropes.
Overhauled turnbuckles ready for replacing the main stay in Cape Town. Carpentry work continues in two small areas on the quarterdeck. Bent on a new fore topmast staysail. Sailmaking work continues on the new jib, the hatch cover and patching the bridge awning.
REMARKS: Caught 3 fish last night and this morning – two wahoo and a mahi mahi, each big enough to make a meal for all hands. An afternoon workshop was held on seizing, and everyone was given some old rope and lengths of small stuff to practice three seizings – more to come tomorrow. 7 days til Christmas and it’s starting to get festive!
Terry, Emil, Dkembe and Jens, all on the 4-8 watch, scrub the decks in festive accessories