Monday, April 4th, 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.
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.