Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
Sailing along in fine tradewinds. Blue seas following us along. Had some odd clouds lately. Getting into the swing of a long sea passage. Celestial navigation classes coming along.
SHIPS WORK: A sailmaking bonanza today – six people working on five different sails at the same time this afternoon! Tarring aloft in the rig, and oiling blocks on deck. Some small woodwork and paint jobs in the Monomoy are keeping the carpenter busy, while the bosun and riggers are wire splicing and serving new sheet pennants for the headsails.
BOUND FROM: James Bay, St Helena, South Atlantic Ocean
TOWARDS: Grenada, Windward Islands, Caribbean Sea
TIME ZONE: GMT on de button
NOON POSITION: 11°57.8’S /009°52.3’W
DAYS RUN: 126 nm
PASSAGE DISTANCE RUN: 344 nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 3,353 nm
COURSE AND SPEED: North North West, Course made good 307° true, 5.0 knots
WIND: Wind Force 4, South East by East
WEATHER: Fair, 7/8 cloud, barometer 1019 millibars and falling slowly, visibility very good
SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: South East 2m
SAILS SET: All square sails except mainsail and inner jib, we’re braced square away running downwind
Vai works on the port main shrouds