Trade winds at last! The wind shifted North East last night and we have made our turn to the West. Can’t have much better sailing than this, with a fresh wind, small seas and every stitch of sail we have bent set the Ship is moving along marvellously.
Trade wind passages are typically, in sailing ships, where the most work gets done, with good consistent weather we have many projects on the go.
The last of our sail changes was done today, the crew did a good job with getting the Mainsail swapped out in just an hour. We also have many hands in the rig getting all of the standing rigging slushed down.
SHIP’S WORK: Exercise and grease the Kedge; finish coating outer jibboom guys; end for end the stbd Fore Royal sheet; begin overhaul of Mizzen cranelines; scrape down and slush Main T’gallant mast; shift Mainsail; replace ratlines in Head Rig; end for end Upper Topsail lifts on the Fore and Main; Sailmakers continue roping on the Flying Jib; bunt linings on the Upper Topsail and seaming on the new Main Topmast Staysail.
FROM: La Rochelle, France
TOWARDS: Quebec, Canada
TIME ZONE: GMT
NOON POSITION: 32°44.0’N / 018°18.0’W
DAYS RUN: 125nm
PASSAGE LOG: 1291nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 3397nm
COURSE AND SPEED: W x S, 5.5kts
WIND: NNE, Force 4 – 5
WEATHER: Sunny with the occasional squall, air temp: 22°C, water temp: 21°C
SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: N’rly, 3 -5ft
SAILS SET: All Sail