Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
And after the gale comes the calm. The wind and seas abated enough in the early morning hours and we got the ship underway under Topsails, Courses and Staysails. As the sun started to come up the wind went lighter still and we set all sail to try and move us along through the leftover seas.
Another big day for the Sailmakers with the completion of a new Upper Topsail soon to be bent on.
On toward the evening hours the wind decreased even further and we took in most of the fore & aft sail and clewed up the Courses to prevent chafe and wait for the wind to fill in.
SHIP’S WORK: Overhaul Royal lifts and footropes; dry Royals ‘A’&’B’ and Course ‘C’ on Galley house; various mousing and slushing aloft; carpenters finish up all quarterdeck repairs; bottom paint on Semi-Dory; Sailmakers finish new Upper Topsail; stow heavy weather gear.
FROM: La Rochelle, France
TOWARDS: Quebec, Canada
TIME ZONE: ZD +2
NOON POSITION: 37°23’N / 052°52’W
DAYS RUN: 48nm
PASSAGE LOG: 3445nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 1035nm
COURSE AND SPEED: SSW, 2.5 kts
WIND: W, Force 3
WEATHER: Sunny with high clouds, air temp: 24°C, water temp: 23°C
SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: W’rly, 3 – 6ft
SAILS SET: All Sail, except Studding sails