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Day’s Run – June 4, 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 at sunset
Shaun on lookout at sunset

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Day’s Run – June 3, 2015

Goodbye hot showers and hello adventure. Today at about 1400, we said adieu to the beautiful town of Lunenburg NS and set sail for Cape Charles Virginia. The rain has held off and though the temperature is…refreshing, everyone on board is excited to be back on the water. Our new trainees are putting their recently gained knowledge to the test and are doing exceptionally well. Donald remains everybody’s best friend with his never empty giant pot of hot chocolate and meals to write home about.
SHIP’S WORK: Once we were fully underway we broke into our new watches: 12-6 and 6-12. The focus of each watch, alongside usual daily tasks, is to continue the skill development of our new trainees and introducing terms such as ‘boxing the compass’.
BOUND FROM: Lunenburg, NS, Canada
TOWARDS: Cape Charles, VA, USA
TIME ZONE: GMT -3
NOON POSITION: Lunenburg
COURSE AND SPEED: Pilotage south westerly, 7.5 knots
WIND: Force 2/4, northwesterly
WEATHER: Overcast, barometer 1023, visibility fair
SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: small swell
SAILS SET: main and fore lower and upper topsails

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