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Day’s Run – 29 March 2016

Still sailing north in almost perfect weather – Donald says he brought the nice weather with him from the Caribbean and it’s going to stay with us the whole way, we hope so!

Katie working on KARL

Katie working on KARL

SHIP’S WORK: Replace starboard main t’gallant brace and starboard gaff vang, scrape t’gallant st’ns’l boom ready for varnish.  Sailmaking: roping new gaff topsail, seaming new main t’gallant staysail and repairs to a lower topsail. Carpentry: small jobs continue in project boat KARL, as Tim shapes up the new jibboom.


FROM: Marigot, St Martin

TOWARDS: St George, Bermuda


NOON POSITION: 19°57.3’N /063°40.8’W

DAYS RUN: 117nm



COURSE AND SPEED: North by East (CMGT 351°T)

WIND: Force 4, East by North

WEATHER: 3/8 cloud cover (cumulus), air temp 79F (26°C), barometer reading 1021 millibars, visibility good

SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: approx 5 feet, East

SAILS SET: Square sails to the royals, fore, main and mizzen topmast staysails and inner jib, braced up sharp on a starboard tack with some screw in the yards – the royals are braced up more square than the courses and t’gallants and topsails fanned out in between.

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