Wednesday, April 6th, 2016
We arrived in Bermuda this morning, after a cracking seven day sail up from St. Martin. It’s always amazing coming in through the narrow town cut: suddenly the water is a gorgeous shade of turquoise, the swell drops to nothing and all seems well with the world. There was even a mother duck trailing fluffy ducklings to welcome us in.
Ty-rique, our Bermudian crew member was also met by his family and friends – understandably proud of what he’s achieved in six months at sea.
SHIP’S WORK: Dry and stow all sail, unbend and down rig the studdingsail sail, boom and gear. Coats of varnish on the studdingsail boom, repairs to upper topsail, make up royal sail and inner jib for bending
FROM: Marigot, St Martin
TOWARDS: St George, Bermuda
TIME ZONE: ZD+3
NOON POSITION: 32°15.9’N /064°35.0’W
DAYS RUN: 95nm
PASSAGE LOG: 1,185nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 0nm
COURSE AND SPEED: At anchor, St George, Bermuda
WIND: Force 3, North by East
WEATHER: 3/8 cloud cover (cumulus, stratus), air temp 66F (19°C), barometer reading 1023 millibars, visibility good
SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: no swell inside the harbour.
SAILS SET: All sails stowed