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Day’s Run – 9 October, 2015

Another good day’s sailing. The air has quite a chill following the passage of the cold front, but the water is warm so full foul-weather gear with bare feet is the fashion of the day. We’re making tracks across the Atlantic, the crew concentrating on learning weather observations, steering better and tending to the rigging.

Danielle at the helm

Danielle at the helm

SHIP’S WORK: Spot prime quarterdeck scuttle, rebuild well-deck bucket rack (which took some damage in last night’s weather), rig gear for mizzen topmast staysail, rig new port fore t’gallant sheet, end for end inner jib halyard.

BOUND FROM: Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
TOWARDS: Flores Island, Azores
TIME ZONE: ZD + 3
NOON POSITION: 39°54.8’N /041°42.3W
DAYS RUN: 120nm
PASSAGE LOG: 1,138nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 483 nm
COURSE AND SPEED: SExE (085°True), 6.2kts
WIND: NW, Force 5
WEATHER: overcast (stratocumulus), air temp 62F (17°C), sea surface temp 70F (21°C) barometer reading 1023 millibars
SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: 6-8 feet, NW
SAILS SET: Topsails, foresail, inner and outer jib, fore and main topmast staysails.

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