Tuesday, March 29th, 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!
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
TIME ZONE: ZD+4
NOON POSITION: 19°57.3’N /063°40.8’W
DAYS RUN: 117nm
PASSAGE LOG: 441nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 745nm
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.