Friday, July 8th, 2016
We were expecting more wind and we got it, overnight the wind began to build and we began to shorten sail. By morning the ship was down to Topsails and Course sailing on the wind in a Force 6 breeze.
In the late afternoon the wind moderated just enough to re-set the Main T’gallant but otherwise the crew tended to the ship’s needs and tried their best to enjoy a little bit of a Sunday at sea.
SHIP’S WORK: Sunday at Sea!
FROM: La Rochelle, France
TOWARDS: Quebec, Canada
TIME ZONE: ZD +1
NOON POSITION: 36°15’N / 048°12’W
DAYS RUN: 108nm
PASSAGE LOG: 3098nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 1288nm
COURSE AND SPEED: NW, 5kts
WIND: SW x W, Force 6
WEATHER: Overcast, air temp: 23°C, water temp: 24°C
SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: SW’rly, 4 – 6ft
SAILS SET: Topsails, Courses, Inner Jib, Fore & Main Topmast Staysails and Spanker