Thursday, July 30th, 2015
The fact that we had to motor for a little bit this morning was more than made up for when, during the afternoon, we tacked the ship about four times then sailed onto the hook for the evening. While the tacking is going on there is so much to do it can be hard to notice anything other than the fact that the ship is now going in another direction. If you look beyond the stern though, you can see the actual skid mark left by the ship on the water and you quickly realize just how much the ship moved around. For a bit of a breather the Captain led a workshop on six or seven different types of coils that can be used on the ship. Immediately we put the running coil and ballantine coil to good use.
SHIP’S WORK: Spot painted t’gallant rail white plus red trim; two coats of primer on mizzen shrouds, quarterdeck stanchion and starboard davits; oiled blocks aloft on mizzen and foremast; patch service mizzen topmast stay and inner jib stay.
BOUND FROM: Portland, ME, USA
TOWARDS: Lunenburg, NS, Canada
TIME ZONE: ZD + 4
NOON POSITION: 44°24.0’N /068°56.1’W
DAYS RUN: 19 nm
PASSAGE DISTANCE RUN: 1827.4 nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 377 nm
COURSE AND SPEED: Northeast, CMGT 009, 2.4 kts
WIND: Northeast, 2
WEATHER: Barometer 1017, 6/8 cs cu, good visibility
SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: n/a
SAILS SET: All sails.