Friday, December 11th, 2015
A gorgeous day today as we make way towards Africa. Ditty bag workshops continue with tabling to strengthen the top and grommets made of waxed marlin sewn in to make reinforced holes for the lanyard to go through. Sail drill with royals.
SHIP’S WORK: Bend fore royal sail, replace port main royal bunt, relead main t’gallant staysail halyard, paint buff on jibboom, red on focslehead waterways, white on propane tank, stone on superstructure, primer on jibboom irons, overhaul Flemish horse and bunt blocks. Work on dutchman in quarterdeck and making new steps for a ladder.
TOWARDS: Essaouira, Morocco
TIME ZONE: GMT
NOON POSITION: 32°47.9’N /012°55.0’W
DAYS RUN: 113nm
PASSAGE LOG: 209nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 178nm
COURSE AND SPEED: SxE 1/2E (158°T)
WIND: ExS, Force 3
WEATHER: 7/8 cloud cover (cumulus), air temp 66F (19°C), sea surface temp 69F (21°C) barometer reading 1030 millibars, visibility good
SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: 3 feet, E
SAILS SET: All square sails to the royals except the mainsail, foretopmast staysail and inner jib, main topmast and main t’gallant staysail, spanker.