Tuesday, June 9th, 2015
What a busy day today has been! Once again we were able to sail with all sails set. This does require a fairly steady stream of sail handling in order to catch as much wind as possible. This, in turn, means the skill set of our trainees continues to improve. As we sailed into the mouth of Chesapeake Bay we were a curiosity for some, as much as another tall ship sailing by was for us.
SHIP’S WORK: The main ships work today was to send down for repair the foresail and then bend on a new one. This was a process which virtually everyone on board had a hand in completing.
BOUND FROM: Lunenburg, NS, Canada
TOWARDS: Cape Charles, VA, USA
TIME ZONE: ZD + 3
NOON POSITION: 36°59.1’N /075°52.4’W
DAYS RUN: 150nm
PASSAGE DISTANCE RUN: 564.5nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 28nm
COURSE AND SPEED: Southwest by west, Course made good 250° true, 6.4 knots
WIND: Force 2, southeast
WEATHER: Blue skies, barometer 1023 millibars, visibility good
SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: East north east, 3 ft
SAILS SET: At noon we were sailing under all sail
Rebecca works aloft