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Day’s Run – March 28, 2018

By Cara Lauzon We started our day with unbending and lowering the main t’gallant in order to fix a small tear in the sail. John, our Sailmaker, and the Captain have spent the day working on that as well as a new sail. It’s still beautiful weather, sunny and clear. We were aloft on the […]

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Day’s Run – March 27, 2018

By Cara Lauzon Another beautiful night of clear sailing last night. The wind picked up in the early morning and now we are crossing the Gulf Stream which is causing a fair amount of roll, but we still have fair wind so the sailing is good. Yet another sunny day the color of the water […]

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Day’s Run – March 26, 2018

By Cara Lauzon Last night was just amazing, the moon was bright and the sailing smooth, clear skies and stars. I (the Purser) stayed on deck almost until midnight because it was so beautiful, and because the 8-12 watch had hot cocoa. This morning we sent up the main royal yard which was exciting, and […]

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Day’s Run – March 25, 2018

By Cara Lauzon Yesterday afternoon we enjoyed a workshop from the Captain on sail theory and balance. Ship’s cat Fiji was very interested in the material! Woke this morning yet another beautiful wind with sunny skies. Its Sunday at Sea again, we are taking some time to clean things and have some rest. Caleb has […]

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Day’s Run – March 24, 2018

By Cara Lauzon Yet another beautiful sunny day out here! The 8-12 watch is currently dressing the royal yard to send it up in the next coming days. The new hands are sitting in the sunshine as they learn knots and whippings. Ship’s cat Fiji is as usual helping with the royal yard and being […]

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Day’s Run – March 23, 2018

By Cara Lauzon We were anchored yesterday in the Turks and Caicos. To our Port was wide open beaches, to our starboard wide open sea. Everybody had the chance to go ashore and enjoy the beaches and sunshine, to go swimming and golf cart riding. The island was small and interesting, beautiful in places, with […]

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Day’s Run – March 21, 2018

By Cara Lauzon Pleasant evening last night, and a beautiful night. Woke yet again to another sunny day. The wind picked up and we got a little sailing in which was fun. We are now approaching Turks and Caicos with rainbows in the sky! Looks like there are a lot of white beaches and red […]

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Day’s Run – March 20, 2018

By Cara Lauzon Yesterday evening the sunset was incredible. I caught this photo of Anne-Laure taking sights with a sextant, she has been navigating the entire trip with celestial navigation. It was a night of stars, later the sky filled with them and we had the constellation book out and were trying to find them […]

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Day’s Run – March 19, 2018

By Cara Lauzon Yesterday afternoon we enjoyed the rest of a Sunday at sea working on personal projects and enjoying the sunshine. Right before dinner the 4-8 set the main topmast staysail and inner jib, helping stabilize the rolling motion of the ship. We woke yet again to clear blue skies! This morning lots of […]

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Day’s Run – March 18, 2018

By Cara Lauzon We had an amazing afternoon of sailing yesterday with so many different things going on, then as the sun was setting the wind died and we took sail and began motoring. We woke this morning to a clear sky and Sunday at sea. We are still motoring, rolling a bit but the […]