Tuesday, July 21st, 2015
REMARKS: Once again we are underway, heading to Portland Maine for our last tall ship festival stop of the summer. The small boat sailing of the last two days has proven, once again, to be an invaluable teaching method. Today there is a noticeable difference in the confidence of the new trainee crew members to know where to go and what to do when an order is given. Our more seasoned crew members and pro crew have also been challenged and improved in their ability to teach line handling and seamanship to people who all learn in different ways. What all of this amounts to is a slow building of confidence each time we set sail. There are certainly a lot more smiles these days than looks of confusion when the Captain issues an order. This is a lovely thing to see firsthand as I know full well how hard everyone has worked to get here.
SHIP’S WORK: Paint black on t’gallant rails; prepped quarterdeck boxes for varnish; continued greasing running rigging aloft; replaced mainsail starboard inner buntline.
BOUND FROM: Greenport, NY
TOWARDS: Portland, ME
TIME ZONE: ZD + 4
NOON POSITION: 42°32.4’N /070°41.9’W
DAYS RUN: 3.5 nm
PASSAGE DISTANCE RUN: 1602.9 nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 81.5 nm
COURSE AND SPEED: South by west 1/4 west, CMGT 190
WIND: East by south, 2
WEATHER: Barometer 1022, sunny, clouds 4/6
AS SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: East by south
SAILS SET: All sails