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Day’s Run – 12 April, 2016

Full tilt boogie!  We’re going for speed now to try to get in to Lunenburg before the next low pressure brings 40 knot headwinds.  Every stitch of canvas is set and trimmed for best speed, and our powerful Burmeister & Wain 7-cylinder is working hard too.

Gabe fixes a block at the end of the spanker gaff

Gabe fixes a block at the end of the spanker gaff

SHIP’S WORK: Replace spanker clew outhaul, replace gaff topsail halyard block strop, repaired a royal sail by replacing the worn bolt rope along the foot.

 

FROM: St George, Bermuda

TOWARDS: Lunenburg, NS, Canada

TIME ZONE: ZD+3

NOON POSITION: 38°33.9’N /064°53.4’W

DAYS RUN: 185 nm

PASSAGE LOG: 390nm

DISTANCE REMAINING: 350nm

COURSE AND SPEED: North East (CMG: 028°T) 9.4kts

WIND: Force 5, South by East

WEATHER: 4/8 cloud cover (altostratus, stratus, cumulus), air temp 64F (18°C), sea temp 58F (14°C), barometer reading 1029 millibars, visibility good

SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: approx 2 feet, SSE

SAILS SET: Everything set

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