It’s blowing pretty good, with more expected overnight tonight. Captain still has us heading for Nova Scotia – it might be blowing too hard for us to come in tomorrow, but at least tucked in under a weather shore the fetch will be reduced bringing smaller seas and more comfortable conditions.
SHIP’S WORK: Prep for heavy weather: rigged all remaining heavy weather nets, an extra tarp and ratchet straps on the main hatch, extra gaskets on sails, extra lashings on the boats.
FROM: St George, Bermuda
TOWARDS: Lunenburg, NS, Canada
TIME ZONE: ZD+3
NOON POSITION: 43°08.7’N /062°30.8’W
DAYS RUN: 168nm
PASSAGE LOG: 738nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 110nm
COURSE AND SPEED: North West by North (CMG: 305°T) 5kts
WIND: Force 7, North
WEATHER: 8/8 cloud cover (stratocumulus), air temp 39F (4°C), sea temp 41F (5°C), barometer reading 1026 millibars and steady, visibility fair
SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: approx 5 feet, North
SAILS SET: Lower staysails