Wednesday, February 10th, 2016
These Atlantic trade winds are blowing some fresh, and we’re romping along under t’gallant sails making excellent speeds with flying fish scattering about. Seas and skies are blue and the dusty Sahara haze of Africa is diminishing.
SHIP’S WORK: Continue work on spars and planking for our wooden boat project, starboard main footrope maintenance, greasing fittings round at deck level such as freeing ports, clean and spot paint MONOMOY, ratlines, continue roping on main t’gallant staysail up on the Q-deck, paint stone atop galley house. Celestial navigations workshops continue: we got the sextants out today and gave everyone the chance to shoot the sun. The bosun ran a basic knots and splices workshop for our new folks.
FROM: Mindelo, Sāo Vicente, Cape Verde
TOWARDS: The West Indies
TIME ZONE: ZD+1/ ZD+2
NOON POSITION: 16°45.7’N /029°00.6’W
DAYS RUN: 146nm
PASSAGE LOG: 234nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 1,852nm
COURSE AND SPEED: West by North (CMGT 274°T)
WIND: Force 5, North North East
WEATHER: 2/8 cloud cover (altocumulous), air temp 76F (24°C), barometer reading 1023 millibars, visibility good SWELL
HEIGHT & DIRECTION: approx 6-8 feet, North East by East
SAILS SET: All square sails set to the t’gallants (except the mainsail, taken in to make steering easier), inner jib, main topmast staysail, main t’gallant staysail.