Monday, April 4th, 2016
Saturday brings another day of perfect sailing. We’re having a great passage north towards Bermuda with fair winds and clear skies.
SHIP’S WORK: Shift fore lower topsail, fore topmast staysail. Paint skiff gunwales port side red and black. Repair inner jib, seaming on new sails. Work continues shaping the new jibboom. Captain called all hands for a passage update, followed by a workshop on how to make baggy wrinkle.
FROM: Marigot, St Martin
TOWARDS: St George, Bermuda
TIME ZONE: ZD+4
NOON POSITION: 28°34.9’N /064°35.4’W
DAYS RUN: 133nm
PASSAGE LOG: 958nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 227nm
COURSE AND SPEED: North by East half East (CMGT 000°T)
WIND: Force 4, South East
WEATHER: 2/8 cloud cover (cumulus), air temp 75F (24°C), barometer reading 1023 millibars, visibility good
SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: approx 3 feet, South East
SAILS SET: Square sails to the royals, main topmast stu’n’s’l, fore, main and mizzen topmast staysails and inner jib, spanker and gaff topsail braced up on a starboard tack.