Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015
Sailed past the islands of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura this morning, leaving them 35 miles off to port. It seems like we only just left Africa, and already we’re in the Canary Islands, expecting to sail past Tenerife and arrive at La Gomera tomorrow.
SHIP’S WORK: Sunday at sea. This passage is a short one so the daymen worked a half day: the carpenters finishing caulking the dutchmen they had put into the quarterdeck, the riggers learning to wire splice on some practice wire and the engineers getting into some machinery theory.
TOWARDS: La Gomera, Canary Islands
TIME ZONE: GMT
NOON POSITION: 29°18.6’N /014°54.9’W
DAYS RUN: 41.5nm
PASSAGE LOG: 311nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 146nm
COURSE AND SPEED: SWxW (CMGT 244°T)
WIND: Force 4, NxE
WEATHER: 7/8 cloud cover (cumulous and strato cumulous), air temp 68F (20°C), barometer reading 1027 millibars, visibility good
SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: approx 2-4 feet, NxW
SAILS SET: All square sails except the mainsail, main t’gallant staysail and outer jib running downwind.