Full tilt boogie! We’re going for speed now to try to get in to Lunenburg before the next low pressure brings 40 knot headwinds. Every stitch of canvas is set and trimmed for best speed, and our powerful Burmeister & Wain 7-cylinder is working hard too.
SHIP’S WORK: Replace spanker clew outhaul, replace gaff topsail halyard block strop, repaired a royal sail by replacing the worn bolt rope along the foot.
FROM: St George, Bermuda
TOWARDS: Lunenburg, NS, Canada
TIME ZONE: ZD+3
NOON POSITION: 38°33.9’N /064°53.4’W
DAYS RUN: 185 nm
PASSAGE LOG: 390nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 350nm
COURSE AND SPEED: North East (CMG: 028°T) 9.4kts
WIND: Force 5, South by East
WEATHER: 4/8 cloud cover (altostratus, stratus, cumulus), air temp 64F (18°C), sea temp 58F (14°C), barometer reading 1029 millibars, visibility good
SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: approx 2 feet, SSE
SAILS SET: Everything set