Friday, May 22nd, 2015
After crossing out of the Gulf Stream the water temperature plummeted from 26 degrees Centigrade to 12.5 overnight – feels freezing after a year almost entirely spent in the tropics. Warm hats, long underwear, boots and jackets have been dug out from sea chests, and under-bunks, and everyone’s all bundled up and waddling around like colourful penguins. We’re having a final silly seamanship derby this afternoon: we’ll see if Picton really does have talent!
SHIP’S WORK: Finishing up bits and pieces, sorting and overhauling tools, spot painting, but no big projects today.
BOUND FROM: St Georges, Bermuda
TOWARDS: Lunenburg, NS, Canada
TIME ZONE: GMT -3
NOON POSITION: 40°57.3’N /065°18.5’W
DAYS RUN: 164nm
PASSAGE DISTANCE RUN: 1,247nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 200 nm
COURSE AND SPEED: North by East 3/4 East, Course made good 022° true, 7.9 knots
WIND: Force 3, North North East
WEATHER: Fair, 3/8 cloud cover, barometer 1015 millibars and falling slowly, visibility very good
SWELL HIGHT & DIRECTION: North, 2 m
SAILS SET: none
The 4-8 watch thinks they’ve got talent!