A beautiful Sunday at sea … that is until the Flying Jib developed a large tear. We quickly got the sail down before more damage could be done and got it unbent and back to deck. The poor old sail has given many miles to the ship and we have a new one on the way, but not quite finished yet. Looking over the old sail we decided it might have a few miles left to give and we began to patch it up. By early afternoon we had it bent and set again. This sail on its own can be worth almost half a knot sometimes, so it is well worth the effort to repair it.
SHIP’S WORK: Patch Flying Jib, otherwise Sunday at sea.
FROM: La Rochelle, France
TOWARDS: Quebec, Canada
TIME ZONE: GMT
NOON POSITION: 29°50’N / 023°32’W
DAYS RUN: 110nm
PASSAGE LOG: 1665nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 3054nm
COURSE AND SPEED: W, 4.6kts
WIND: NNE, Force 3 – 4
WEATHER: Sunny, air temp: 23°C, water temp: 23°C
SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: N’rly, 1 – 2ft
SAILS SET: All Sail