Thursday, February 7th, 2019
Making good time under power. Wind has filled in some from the SW, so we have fore and aft sails set. Wind might come back enough to set squares later, we will see. Meantime, no dilly-dallying on our way to the Cape.
Workshop today will be “ship types and how to identify them”. We saw almost no ships across the South Pacific but we are seeing plenty of ships now: tankers, bulk carriers, car carriers, container ships, long-line fishing boats. We will see more ships when we get close to the coast, so this is a good time for this. Dirk will lead this session.
Towards: Cape Town, South Africa
Date: Wed Feb 6th, 2019
Noon Position: 29-42’S x 036° 36’E
Course + Speed: 275 T at 7 knots
Wind direction + Force: SWly at Force 4
Swell Height + Direction: small SW swell
Weather: sunny and clear
Day’s Run: 165 nautical miles
Distance to Port: 1100 nautical miles
Voyage: 18,877 nautical miles
Sails Set: heads’ls, main topmast stays’l, t’gallant stays’l, spanker