Tuesday, March 17th, 2015
DATE: March 13th, 2015
REMARKS: Another squally day and lumpy cross seas coming with some of the larger squalls.
SHIPS WORK: Hard to get ship’s work done on deck in squally, wet weather. The bosun has set up a workshop in the cargo hold to work on various wire splices and seizings, under the shade of various sails and foul weather gear, strung up from the overhead to dry. The sailmakers are in the salon with their work draped over the tables, and the watch is mostly busy with sail handling and bracing around to keep up with the fickle wind.
BOUND FROM: James Bay, St Helena, South Atlantic Ocean
TOWARDS: Grenada, Windward Islands, Caribbean Sea
TIME ZONE: GMT -2
NOON POSITION: 00°44.1’N /031°42.2’W
DAYS RUN: 91 nm
PASSAGE DISTANCE RUN: 1,922 nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 1,897 nm
COURSE AND SPEED: North West, Course made good 292° true, 4.8 knots
WIND: Wind Force 4, North East by North
WEATHER: Fair, overcast, barometer 1015 millibars and steady, visibility good
SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: East 2 m
SAILS SET: All sails set, braced up on the starboard tack