Wednesday, July 15th, 2015
On the way into Gloucester today the Captain took the ship through several tackings. This was a great experience for the new trainees, the whole crew in fact, because it gives us all the opportunity to use all of the skills and knowledge we have acquired during the voyage. The watches are given specific zones to work. By doing this the crew can also more clearly see the cause and effects of orders to sail handling to the end result of yards/sails moving. It is a practical lesson of the entire crew working together to make something happen.
SHIP’S WORK: Rust busted and reserved main t’gallant stay turn buckle; cleaned quarterdeck and skiff; spot painted tropical blue; repaired end of Monomoy boom.
BOUND FROM: Greenport, NY
TOWARDS: Portland, ME
TIME ZONE: ZD + 4
NOON POSITION: 42°34.0’N /070°41.3’W
DAYS RUN: 63 nm
PASSAGE DISTANCE RUN: 1596.2 nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 85 nm
COURSE AND SPEED: PMO, 2.9 kts, CMGT VAR
WIND: Southeast, 4
WEATHER: Barometer 1004, overcast, drizzle
SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: Southeast, 1
SAILS SET: Varied – tacking.