Wednesday, December 24th, 2014
DATE: Dec 20th, 2014
BOUND FROM: Reunion Island, France, Indian Ocean
TOWARDS: Cape Town, South Africa, Atlantic Ocean
TIME ZONE: GMT +4
NOON POSITION: 28°08.8S /044°16.4E
DAYS RUN: 117nm
PASSAGE DISTANCE RUN: 763nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 1,498nm
COURSE AND SPEED: NW 255T, 4.7 knots
WIND: Wind Force 3-4, SExS
WEATHER: fair, 7/8 cloud, visibility very good, barometer 1018 millibars and steady
SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: E 1-3m
SAILS SET: All square sails set running downwind.
SHIPS WORK: Work continues on the monomoy floor boards, which are being sanded back ready for a fresh coat of paint. More tarring aloft. Another footrope was overhauled. Paint finished on the focslehead ladder and quarterdeck stanchions.
REMARKS: Feeling festive today with Christmas music playing on the
quarterdeck all morning!