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Day’s Run – 10 November, 2015

A beautiful sailing day with a moderate breeze, blue skies and puffy white clouds. As the winds come lighter so it’s time to bend more sail to maintain our speed. In the age of sail it would have been standard practice to bend royals and kites at sea as needed – why waste time bending sail stuck in port when you can do it just as well
underway?

Bending main royal at sea

Bending main royal at sea

SHIP’S WORK: Bent the main royal and the mizzen topmast staysail, training in watches focussed on sail drill for the new sails: setting, taking in and sea-stowing quickly and efficiently.

TOWARDS: Flores Island, Azores
TIME ZONE: ZD + 3
NOON POSITION: 39°.45.7’N /038°29.3’W
DAYS RUN: 146nm
PASSAGE LOG: 1,284nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 339 nm
COURSE AND SPEED: SExS (128°True), 6.3kts
WIND: W, Force 4
WEATHER: 3/8 cloud cover (cumulus), air temp 62F (17°C), sea surface temp 64F (18°C) barometer reading 1027 millibars
SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: 8-10 feet, WxN
SAILS SET: All square sails set to the t’gallants

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