Thursday, March 19th, 2015
We seem to be finally out of the wet and squally weather and back into trade winds and there was even enough sun to get a noon sight today for the first time in a week. Hurrah! The ship is bowling along nicely with almost everything set. Captain held a long splice workshop this afternoon.
SHIPS WORK: Lots of spot painting, spar making for boats, replaced fore topmast staysail sheet pennants and head earring for main upper topsail. Finished making the sails for SYDNEY and finished roping the new topmast studdingsail.
BOUND FROM: James Bay, St Helena, South Atlantic Ocean
TOWARDS: Grenada, Windward Islands, Caribbean Sea
TIME ZONE: GMT -2
NOON POSITION: 04°14.2’N /039°38.8’W
DAYS RUN: 158 nm
PASSAGE DISTANCE RUN: 2,463 nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 1,370 nm
COURSE AND SPEED: North West, Course made good 280° true, 6.5 knots
WIND: Wind Force 5, North North East
WEATHER: Fair,7/8 cloud, barometer 1017 millibars and rising slowly, visibility very good
SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: North East 2 m
SAILS SET: All square sails to the t’gallants; main, fore and mizzen topmast staysails, main t’gallant staysail, inner and outer jib and spanker all set and braced up on the starboard tack.
Ship’s cat Fiji and the crew at the long splice workshop