The squalls started up again last night and the Studding Sails came in early. As the morning came on, the wind built to the upper end of Force 5 and started gusting 6. During the morning watch the Royals, Flying Jib and Gaff Topsail were taken in hand. The ship continued to speed along though and as the day cleared off it turned into grand sailing.
With fair forecasts we have begun our slow swing to the north toward Canada. Everyone aboard is excited to be making a good passage and we are hoping for the wind to continue as it has for a few days yet to come.
SHIP’S WORK: Replace Fore lift tackles; replace port Main T’gallant brace; replace STBD Fore Royal sheet; make up new Flying Jib sheet pennant; clean and spot paint MONOMOY; spot paint hatch combing; continue quarterdeck dutchman.
FROM: La Rochelle, France
TOWARDS: Quebec, Canada
TIME ZONE: ZD +1
NOON POSITION: 28°45’N / 032°14’W
DAYS RUN: 154nm
PASSAGE LOG: 2149nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 2597nm
COURSE AND SPEED: WNW, 6.5kts
WIND: N x E, Force 5, gusting 6
WEATHER: Sunny, air temp: 23°C, water temp: 23°C
SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: NE’rly, 4 – 6ft
SAILS SET: All Sail, except Studding sails, Royals, Flying Jib and Gaff Topsail