Our tradewind passage continues, we are expecting though that the winds might get a little light at our current latitude so in the morning watch we wore ship to head further south in hopes of steadier winds.
With the good weather the flurry of day work continues as well: many new ratlines going up, coatings on all parts of the rigging, greasing rounds, and three sails on the go back on the quarterdeck.
In anticipation of the steadier winds to come, the Mate and the Bosun began running up the Studding Sail gear today. This will allow us to spread every bit of canvass possible from the ship. We expect to be setting them early next week.
SHIP’S WORK: Scrape and slush the Fore T’gallant Mast; replace Gaff Topsail sheet; end for end port Main T’gallant leechline and port Main tack; finish charthouse dutchman; send aloft running gear for Studding Sails; oil blocks aloft; replace ratlines on the Main Topmast shrouds; take up on STBD Main T’gallant head earring lashing and replace robands; grease all deck fittings; bend Inner Jib ‘A’.
FROM: La Rochelle, France
TOWARDS: Quebec, Canada
TIME ZONE: GMT
NOON POSITION: 31°56’N / 020°33’W
DAYS RUN: 134nm
PASSAGE LOG: 1425nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 3274nm
COURSE AND SPEED: SSW, 5.6kts
WIND: NNE, Force 5
WEATHER: Partly sunny with the occasional squall, air temp: 22°C, water temp: 22°C
SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: N’rly, 3 -5ft
SAILS SET: All Sail