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Day’s Run – January 28, 2015

REMARKS: The wind picked up to a force 6 overnight, and the day came in brisk and grey. At that speed we would have made landfall in Luderitz at night, so we took in sail to tap the brakes and avoid an arrival in darkness. By lunch time today the sun has come out, wind eased up and seas laid down a bit, and we’re enjoying another day of great sailing.
SHIPS WORK: Coatings on ends of new main stay, tar port lower shrouds, Dutchman in port bow cap rail of semi dory, rope cover and sun patch on a new topsail
BOUND FROM: Cape Town, South Africa, Atlantic Ocean
TOWARDS: Luderitz Baai, Namibia, Atlantic Ocean
TIME ZONE: GMT +2
NOON POSITION: 27°56.9’S /015°03.0’E
DAYS RUN: 134 nm
PASSAGE DISTANCE RUN: 416 nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 78 nm
COURSE AND SPEED: East North East, Course made good 046° true, 2.8 knots
WIND: Wind Force 5, South by East
WEATHER: Fair, 2/8 cirrus cloud, barometer 1018.5 millibars and falling slowly, visibility very good
SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: South by East 2m
SAILS SET: Upper topsails, foresail, foretopmast staysail
Stowing the mainsail
Stowing the mainsail

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