Sunday, March 20th, 2016
North bound in the Caribbean Sea, all sails set and the sun is shining. Bound from Grenada for Anguilla, we’re sailing inside the curve of the Windward and then the Leeward Islands; keeping far enough offshore to avoid the wind shadows of the high islands, but close enough in to pick up the fair current that runs north a couple of leagues off.
After three weeks island time exploring Martinique, Dominica, Grenada and the Grenadines, it’s good to be at sea again. We’re expecting a passage of around four days.
SHIP’S WORK: Bend main t’gallant staysail, KARL restoration continues, tighten and slush port davit guys, greasing round on deck. Fire drill, abandon ship drill, MOB drill. Drill in spanker and mainsail.
FROM: St Georges, Grenada
TOWARDS: Sandy Ground Bay, Anguilla
TIME ZONE: ZD+4
NOON POSITION: 12°07.3’N /061°48.5’W
DAYS RUN: 6nm
PASSAGE LOG: 6nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 385nm
COURSE AND SPEED: West half North (CMGT 323°T)
WIND: Force 2, East by North
WEATHER: 4/8 cloud cover (cumulus), air temp 82F (28°C), barometer reading 1019 millibars, visibility good
SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: approx 2 feet, East North East
SAILS SET: All square sails to the royals, fore, main and mizzen topmast staysails, inner jib, outer jib, braced up a point on the port tack.