Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
REMARKS: Running downwind with the yards square, it’s a lovely sunny day but not too hot here in the South Atlantic Ocean. The water is very green here in these coastal waters. Beautiful starlit night last night, and dolphins came to play in the bow wave – the bioluminescence in the water makes them glow green like torpedoes sprinkled in fairy dust.
SHIPS WORK: Replaced a ratline on the foremast, spot painting grey on the Panama bits and windlass gypsy head. Passage update and introduction to Namibia talk on the quarterdeck.
BOUND FROM: Cape Town, South Africa, Atlantic Ocean
TOWARDS: Luderitz Baai, Namibia, Atlantic Ocean
TIME ZONE: GMT +2
NOON POSITION: 30°02.7’S /015°31.4’E
DAYS RUN: 117 nm
PASSAGE DISTANCE RUN: 282 nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 253 nm
COURSE AND SPEED: North, Course made good 340° true, 5.3 knots
WIND: Wind Force 4, Southerly
WEATHER: Fair, 6/8 cumulus cloud, barometer 1021 millibars and steady, visibility very good
SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: South South West 1.5m
SAILS SET: lower and upper topsails, t’gallants, main royal, foresail,
and inner jib. Mainsail is clewed up so it doesn’t shadow the foresail.
Jens and Magnus replace a ratline on the port fore shrouds