Monday, May 9th, 2016
This day finds us continuing to motor sail to the ESE with cold rain and fog. What wind there was has gone away and we have taken in all square sail. The sea conditions have calm down too from the day before and most of the crew who were feeling the sea sickness yesterday are looking more alive today. Most of the watches are still engaged in learning to improve their steering skills under the guidance of the watch leaders and keep a proper lookout. The lookouts have been doubled up most of the time as visibility is reduced in the fog.
As the day wore on the wind gradually filled in and at the end of the afternoon watch we set Topsails, Courses and the Inner Jib and shut down the engine.
SHIP’S WORK: Repair work to the Fore Topmast Staysail, replace the Mizzen Staysail downhaul.
FROM: Lunenburg, NS, Canada
TOWARDS: La Rochelle, France
TIME ZONE: ZD+3
NOON POSITION: 43°18.2’N / 060°33.1’W
DAYS RUN: 146nm
PASSAGE LOG: 181nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 2505nm
COURSE AND SPEED: SE x S, 6.5kts
WIND: SE, Force 2
WEATHER: Fog and drizzle, air temp: 5°C, water temp: 7°C
SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: 4 to 6 ft, SW
SAILS SET: Fore and Main Topmast Staysails