Wednesday, July 1st, 2015
On your marks…get set…GO!! Today at 10am we began the race to Greenport with Sagres, L’Hermione and Lettie G Howard. What a sight it was – simply stated, it looks like a few tall ships and a beautiful sloop casually met up for a day or two of sailing together. Except that it is so much more than that. These ships, mostly from or operated as would’ve done in the age of sail, are rarely in the same area of the world let alone within sight of each other. Seeing and touring them while in port is one thing, but watching as they come along beside you in open water gives an entirely different perspective…a new frame of reference. This is certainly not something you get to see everyday. Taking a moment to actually realize just what we are a part of by participating in this race, to me, is as important as gazing upon the ships themselves. I am now a part of Picton Castle’s history – a ship that comes from history itself.
SHIP’S WORK: Replace ratlan; end for ended the fore upper top’sl halyard and the fore t’gallant halyard; painted capstay ceasings.
BOUND FROM: Camden, NJ
TOWARDS: Greenport, NY
TIME ZONE: ZD + 4
NOON POSITION: 39°05.5’N /074°23.4’W
DAYS RUN: 118 nm
PASSAGE DISTANCE RUN: 139 nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 180 nm
COURSE AND SPEED: East northeast, 5.8 kts, 042 CMGT
WIND: South by west, 4
WEATHER: Sunny, barometer 1019
SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: South, 3
SAILS SET: All sails