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Day's Run World Voyage 7

Day’s Run – 31 January, 2019

Here at midday, the Picton Castle is bowling along towards a spot about 80 miles south of Madagascar where we will fall off and turn more westerly to cross the Mozambique Channel to make the coast of South Africa near the city of Durban. From there if all goes well we pick up the Agulhas Current and get a boost of speed headed for the the Cape. A lively day today. Sailmaking going on the quarterdeck. Extra lashings going on here and there. A large rainy squall engulfed us a few hours ago, no real blast in wind but once past the winds picked up nicely and faired a bit allowing us to brace in.

Today’s workshop: “Heavy Weather Preparation, Considerations and Practices”.

From: Reunion

Towards: Cape Town, South Africa

Date: Thursday, January 31st, 2019

Noon Position: 24°23′ S x 049°50’E

Course + Speed: SEly + 5.5 kts

Wind direction + Force: SE + 5

Swell Height: 3m to 4m

Weather: sunny, partly cloudy

Day’s Run: 113 nm

Distance to Port: 1710 nm

Voyage: 18,081.7 nm

Sails Set: Spanker, fores’l, tops’ls, t’gallants, royals, main topmast stays’l, main t’gallant stays’l, fore topmast stays’l, inner jib, outer jib