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Day’s Run – 8 June, 2016

As pleasant as yesterday’s sailing was it came to an end late last night when the wind died out completely. So on came the engine and in came the sails and we are now steaming toward Cape Finesterre.

Taking advantage of the light conditions we have done much spot painting and have begun tarring the rig.

Also, in expectation of light airs for the first half of this passage we have begun to change out our strong suit of sails for the older, lighter ones we carry on board.

SHIP’S WORK: Spot painting bulwarks and rails, making new trim for the galley house port holes, spot tarring on Fore Mast, Shift Fore Lower Topsail and Fore Topmast Staysail, Sailmakers finish repairs on the Mizzen Topmast Staysail and continue tabling on the new Flying Jib.

FROM: La Rochelle, France

TOWARDS: Quebec, Canada

TIME ZONE: GMT

NOON POSITION: 45°04.4’N / 004°29.5’W

DAYS RUN: 145nm

PASSAGE LOG: 170nm

DISTANCE REMAINING: 4,517nm

COURSE AND SPEED: SW x W, 6kts

WIND: N, Force 2

WEATHER: Sunny, air temp: 20°C, water temp: 17°C

SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION:  N’rly, 2ft

SAILS SET: None

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