After a chilly, windy night, today dawned sunny with the wind having moderated to a fresh breeze. Great sailing weather. The swell was still confused and lumpy from the blow, but it sorted itself out a good deal throughout the day. Overnight was the most wind many of this crew have ever seen at sea, but the watches did a good job handling sail throughout the night. A few casualties of seasickness, the mixed-up swell not helping much. Expect they’ll get their sea legs soon enough.
SHIP’S WORK: The watches are still focused on learning to steer and stand an effective lookout, learning all lines well, learning to describe the current weather and points of the compass and handling sail. Small rigging jobs included installing shear poles on turnbuckles for fore and main t’gallant and royal back stays and spot painting and priming.
BOUND FROM: Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
TOWARDS: Flores Island, Azores
TIME ZONE: ZD + 4
NOON POSITION: 42°47.7’N /060°58.6W
DAYS RUN: 110nm
PASSAGE LOG: 193 nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 1,300 nm
COURSE AND SPEED: S (142°True), 5.5kts
WIND: WxN, Force 5
WEATHER: 6/8 cloud cover (Cu and StCu), 59F (15°C), sea surface temp 63F (17°C) barometer reading 1017 millibars
SWELL HIGHT & DIRECTION: 6-8 feet, WNW
SAILS SET: topsails and foresail