Friday, May 8th, 2015
The wind continues at a steady force 6, but the waves have evened out and they are less confused now we’re further from land, so it’s altogether a much more pleasant ride. The ship is making between 6 and 7 knots under fairly short sail, we’re romping along! A container ship just passed by about a mile astern of us – we think they came so close to get a good look. Cool to see the white water streaming out from their bow wave.
SHIPS WORK: Making sure all the running rigging is in top notch condition for the Atlantic: replaced two foresail buntlines and both clew garnets, replaced starboard foresail clew garnet turning block strop, replace spanker sheets, replaced tackle in forelifts.
BOUND FROM: Oranjestad, Aruba, Caribbean Sea
TOWARDS: Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada
TIME ZONE: GMT -3
NOON POSITION: 17°05.1’N /073°10.3’W
DAYS RUN: 153nm
PASSAGE DISTANCE RUN: 327nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 1,833nm
COURSE AND SPEED: North by West 1/4 North, Course made good 305° true, 6.6 knots
WIND: Wind Force 6, East North East
WEATHER: Fair, 2/8 cloud cover, barometer 1018 millibars and steady, visibility very good
SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: East by South 3 m
SAILS SET: All four topsails, foresail and mainsail, main and fore topmast staysails, main t’gallant staysail, inner and outer jib, all braced up on a starboard tack
Amy tars the new turk’s head on the wheel’s king spoke