We sent up the fore royal yard today. I wonder if anywhere in the world there is another ship crossing yards at sea today. A pleasant, fairly sunny day and with small swell so great for getting work done, but with the light winds of a large high pressure system we are going quite slowly towards Cadiz. Wore ship this morning onto the other tack, gradually working our way to the east.
SHIP’S WORK: Bend fore royal sail onto the yard, cross fore royal yard and run rigging.
Training: learning to plot a position on the chart, sail drill in fore royal, spanker, mizzen topmast stay sail and mainsail.
TOWARDS: Cadiz, Spain
TIME ZONE: ZD + 1
NOON POSITION: 40°48.5’N /024°06.8’W
DAYS RUN: 41nm
PASSAGE LOG: 338nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 865 nm
COURSE AND SPEED: South south east (142°True), 2.5kts
WIND: E1/2S, Force 3
WEATHER: 5/8 cloud cover (stratocumulus), air temp 60F (16°C), sea surface temp 66F (19°C) barometer reading 1036 millibars
SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: 1-3 feet, E
SAILS SET: All square sails to the t’gallants and the main royal, fore, main and mizzen topmast staysails, inner, outer and flying jib, spanker