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Day’s Run – 3 April 2016

A squally Sunday at sea today, some swell running and darker skies.  The captain and mates have been studying the weather charts carefully over the last couple of days, watching a deep low pressure system that’s running up the coast of the USA.  Seems like we’re being affected by the tail-end of this low, with a frontal passage this afternoon bringing wind shifts and squalls.

Fiji - Ship Cat

Fiji – Ship Cat

SHIP’S WORK: End-for end port main royal sheet, Topher and John were cooks for Donald’s day off and Gabe made tasty banana bread for the night watches. No other ship’s work on a Sunday except for sail handling as needed.

FROM: Marigot, St Martin

TOWARDS: St George, Bermuda

TIME ZONE: ZD+4

NOON POSITION: 30°48.5’N /064°35.6’W

DAYS RUN: 132nm

PASSAGE LOG: 1,090nm

DISTANCE REMAINING: 95nm

COURSE AND SPEED: North by East half East (CMGT 000°T)

WIND: Force 6, South West

WEATHER: 6/8 cloud cover (cumulo stratus, alto stratus), air temp 74F (23°C), barometer reading 1020 millibars, visibility good

SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: approx 6 feet, South West

SAILS SET: Square sails to the royals except the mainsail, fore, main and mizzen topmast staysails and inner jib, spanker braced up on a starboard tack.

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