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Day’s Run – February 13, 2015

At 12:43 and latitude 18°47’S Picton Castle crossed the Prime Meridian and passed into the Western Hemisphere. It’s been over a year since we last recorded our longitude in degrees West of Greenwich, then we were in the South Seas, somewhere to the east of Fiji.
SHIPS WORK: Sailmaking, carpentry and holystoning continue. Work on the cap stay is making progress: wire splices went in today
BOUND FROM: Luderitz, Namibia, Southern Africa
TOWARDS: James Bay, St Helena, South Atlantic Ocean
TIME ZONE: GMT +1
NOON POSITION: 18°50.0’S /000°05.6’E
DAYS RUN: 179 nm
PASSAGE DISTANCE RUN: 1,015 nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 363 nm
COURSE AND SPEED: North West a half North, Course made good 309° true, 8.2 knots
WIND: Wind Force 3, South East by South
WEATHER: Fair, overcast, barometer 1021 millibars and steady, visibility very good
SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: Southerly 2m
SAILS SET: All square sails set except mainsail and royals, braced square as we run down wind
Crossing the Prime Meridian
GPS in the charthouse shows crossing the Prime Meridian

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