Day's Run World Voyage 7

Day’s Run – 26 December, 2018

Calm, steady winds this morning, with a current that is conveniently headed in the same direction as we are, west, pushing the ship another knot faster. And just like that we are getting back into our regular schedule of ship’s work, as we are all in need of burning off yesterday’s delicious desserts and a the rather large meal. Niko, of Colorado, happily tings away at the starboard breezeway shroud chainplates that are actually bars of steel to chip the rust. Kimba and carpenter Carlos, both of Ontario, prepare their work area around our small dory that is lashed to the top of the galley house. The plan is to re-caulk the bottom to help her float better so we can sail her soon. Just below on the main deck, Liz, of New Brunswick, splices on a new port fore sheet. Our starboard shrouds are receiving a fresh coat of paint by Robert-Robert, of Quebec, who’s so nice we named him twice! High up in the rigging, Anne-Laure of France renews ratlines, replacing older ones before they give out. And aft on the hot quarterdeck, sailmaker John, of Massachusetts, lays out and seams on the tabling for the new spanker, while third mate Corey sews on grommets. Spirits are high on deck, as the crew are still reminiscing about yesterday’s very fun filled and relaxing Christmas at sea.

From: Bali, Indonesia

Towards: Rodrigues

Date: Wednesday December 26th, 2018

Noon Position: 16°34.5’S x 085°42.1’E

Course + Speed: W + 5.1′

Wind direction + Force: ESE + 4

Swell Height + Direction: 1-3m + ESE

Weather: Hot, sunny

Day’s Run: 120.4 nm

Passage Log: 2059.5 nm

Distance to Port: 1296 nm

Voyage: 15835.3 nm

Sails Set: All sails including stuns’ls