Captain's Log

| More

Day’s Run – February 25, 2015

Rigging workshop this afternoon on worming, parcelling and serving over an eye splice to protect wire or rope underneath from chafe, weather and sea water. Celestial navigation continues.
SHIPS WORK: Fresh stone paint on the forepeak scuttle today makes the workshop up forward look much tidier. Sailmaking continues in between pesky rain showers, which send the sailmakers running for tarpaulins – can’t let the new sails get wet! Carpentry repairs to the door of the forward head and fixing up the tabernacle for the monomoy mast. Watch Officer Alex did some work on the monthly safety equipment inspections – in the photo she’s re-marking one of the flares canisters. Riggers are wire splicing new sheet pennants and serving them up.
BOUND FROM: James Bay, St Helena, South Atlantic Ocean
TOWARDS: Grenada, Windward Islands, Caribbean Sea
TIME ZONE: GMT
NOON POSITION: 10°41.1’S /011°15.4’W
DAYS RUN: 112 nm
PASSAGE DISTANCE RUN: 456 nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 3,241 nm
COURSE AND SPEED: North North West, Course made good 315° true, 4.2 knots
WIND: Wind Force 4, South East
WEATHER: Fair, 7/8 cloud, barometer 1018 millibars and steady,
visibility very good
SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: South East by South 2m
SAILS SET: All sails set except mainsail and spanker as we’re running dead downwind
IMGP1760
Watch officer Alex checks safety gear as part of the monthly inspection

© 2003–2017 Windward Isles Sailing Ship Company Ltd. | Partners | Site Map | Privacy Policy