The wind has remained from the north and a few squalls overnight provided for some sail handling in the watches. This morning dawned fair with a Force 4 Northerly and we made all sail except the Fore Topmast and Lower Studding Sails. With the fair weather continues much work aloft greasing wires, fixing mousings and fetching up the occasional head earring lashing that has stretched since we bent the light sails.
In the afternoon the wind began to veer again allowing us to set the remaining Studding Sails and start steering a little North of West. Also in the afternoon the sail makers, being very busy on the quarterdeck with five projects on the go at once, have come very close to completing our new Flying Jib. With all of the roping finished the head and the tack have had thimbles worked in and seized off and the clew has had a smart hemp cringle ‘stuck’ with a thimble knocked in. Tomorrow we will cover all of the roping with a strip of canvass and make the sail up for bending.
SHIP’S WORK: Make up new club for the Main T’gallant Studding Sail; re-lash Main Lower Topsail head earrings; Paint charthouse skirt; Paint and Varnish Galley house trim; continue overhaul of the Mizzen cranelines; continue quarterdeck dutchman; trim ratline tails aloft; herring bone stitch tear in the luff of the Inner Jib; Sailmakers continue repair on Spanker ‘B’; continue tabling and bunt linings on Upper Topsail; put 2 patches in the Main T’gallant Studding Sail; complete roping on Flying Jib and stick clew cringle; continue seaming on new Main Topmast Staysail.
FROM: La Rochelle, France
TOWARDS: Quebec, Canada
TIME ZONE: GMT
NOON POSITION: 28°43’N / 026°42’W
DAYS RUN: 114nm
PASSAGE LOG: 1853nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 2871nm
COURSE AND SPEED: W x S, 4.7kts
WIND: N x E, Force 4
WEATHER: Sunny, air temp: 23°C, water temp: 23°C
SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: N’rly, 2 – 3ft
SAILS SET: All Sail