Friday, June 5th, 2015
The name of the game today is to try to get every ounce of wind caught in the sails that we possible can. Both watches have spent a good chunk of their day setting sails and/or bracing yards to catch the lightest of winds. This has proven to be great practice for the new recruits who are improving with every sail adjustment. At watch’s end a game of who has the biggest and best blisters has rapidly become a ship favourite.
SHIP’S WORK: The ships work today included replacing the main sheet, beginning work on a new pilot ladder and unbending the gaff tops’l. Oh, and greasing eggs – lets not forget about that!
BOUND FROM: Lunenburg, NS, Canada
TOWARDS: Cape Charles, VA, USA
TIME ZONE: GMT -3
NOON POSITION: 42.39.6 N, 066.44.7 W
DAYS RUN: 141 nm
PASSAGE DISTANCE RUN: 141 nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 570 nm
COURSE AND SPEED: Pilotage south westerly, 7.4 knots
WIND: Force 2/4, north westerly
WEATHER: Overcast, barometer 1028, visibility good
SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: small east by north swell
SAILS SET: main and fore lower, upper & tgallant sails, main royal, spanker, mizzen topmast stays’l, gaff tops’l
Shaun on lookout at sunset