Thursday, February 12th, 2015
Another 24 hours averaging over 6 knots and we’re making good time, running down the miles to St Helena.
SHIPS WORK: Holystoning the quarterdeck continues, as does sailmaking down on the cargo hatch and work on the new cap stay. Carpenter Joe is working on dutchmen on the quaterdeck by the chart house. Chief Engineer Billy has Diana helping out this week as engineering dayman, and Bruce as dayman navigator is taking star sights morning and night, and sun lines throughout the day too.
BOUND FROM: Luderitz, Namibia, Southern Africa
TOWARDS: James Bay, St Helena, South Atlantic Ocean
TIME ZONE: GMT +1
NOON POSITION: 20°19.4’S /002°49.4’E
DAYS RUN: 145 nm
PASSAGE DISTANCE RUN: 836 nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 542 nm
COURSE AND SPEED: North West, Course made good 286° true, 5.1 knots
WIND: Wind Force 5, South by East
WEATHER: Fair, 7/8 cloud, barometer 1022 millibars and falling slowly, visibility good
SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: South South East 2-3m
SAILS SET: All square sails set except mainsail and royals, braced square as we run downwind.
Sam, Norma, Alex and Sian holystone the quarterdeck