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Day’s Run – February 7, 2015

DATE: Feb 7th, 2015
REMARKS: The water has warmed up 10°C in the last 24 hours – meaning we are finally out of the cold current sweeping up the coast of Africa from the Antarctic. We celebrated the new warmth with a saltwater power-shower on the main deck – good to exercise the fire pumps too! We launched and recovered the skiff at 1600 as part of a man overboard drill, then braced up sharp and took in mainsail and foresail, headsails and staysails because they were flogging in the light airs.
SHIPS WORK: Bent and set the gaff topsail, finished work on the lower topsail, small overhauling jobs including patch serving on the fish tackle.
BOUND FROM: Luderitz, Namibia, South Atlantic Ocean
TOWARDS: James Bay, St Helena, South Atlantic Ocean
TIME ZONE: GMT +1
NOON POSITION: 24°21.0’S /010°3.6’E
DAYS RUN: 72 nm
PASSAGE DISTANCE RUN: 311 nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 1,009 nm
COURSE AND SPEED: North West by North, Course made good 322° true, 1.6 knots
WIND: Wind Force 2, South South West
WEATHER: Fair, clear, barometer 1019 millibars and steady, visibility
excellent
SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: South West 0.5-1m
SAILS SET: All sails set except the spanker
Turi and Gabe patch serving
Turi and Gabe patch the serving

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