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Day’s Run – 21 November, 2015

We sent up the fore royal yard today. I wonder if anywhere in the world there is another ship crossing yards at sea today. A pleasant, fairly sunny day and with small swell so great for getting work done, but with the light winds of a large high pressure system we are going quite slowly towards Cadiz. Wore ship this morning onto the other tack, gradually working our way to the east.

Crossing the Fore Royal Yard

Crossing the Fore Royal Yard

SHIP’S WORK: Bend fore royal sail onto the yard, cross fore royal yard and run rigging.
Training: learning to plot a position on the chart, sail drill in fore royal, spanker, mizzen topmast stay sail and mainsail.

TOWARDS: Cadiz, Spain
TIME ZONE: ZD + 1
NOON POSITION: 40°48.5’N /024°06.8’W
DAYS RUN: 41nm
PASSAGE LOG: 338nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 865 nm
COURSE AND SPEED: South south east (142°True), 2.5kts
WIND: E1/2S, Force 3
WEATHER: 5/8 cloud cover (stratocumulus), air temp 60F (16°C), sea surface temp 66F (19°C) barometer reading 1036 millibars
SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: 1-3 feet, E
SAILS SET: All square sails to the t’gallants and the main royal, fore, main and mizzen topmast staysails, inner, outer and flying jib, spanker

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