Thursday, June 11th, 2015
The best part about today was the special treat of being able to ride in the skiff to take pictures of the Picton Castle with all sails set. Despite there being little to no wind we had all the sail set to dry from the rain of two nights ago.
SHIP’S WORK: We finished up most of the projects we had on the go yesterday. After lunch we ran a man overboard drill which included launching the skiff, life rings, life jackets and flag.
BOUND FROM: Lunenburg, NS, Canada
TOWARDS: Cape Charles, VA, USA
TIME ZONE: ZD + 3
NOON POSITION: 34°11.6’N /076°12.4’W
DAYS RUN: 11.5nm
PASSAGE DISTANCE RUN: 610.5nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 16nm
COURSE AND SPEED: Northeast by east 3/4 east, Course made good 038° true, 7.6 (motor)/0.63 (sail) knots
WIND: Force 1, northwest
WEATHER: Sunny day, barometer 1017 millibars, visibility good
SWELL HIGHT & DIRECTION: N/A
SAILS SET: At noon we had the inner and outer jib, fore, main and mizzen topmast stays’ls set