Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 31 March, 2016

Gorgeous day!  It’s warm but not too hot with a steady force 5 breeze just abaft the starboard beam and we’re flying along.  Switched out the fore t’gallant sail for a newer one today: getting a suit of strong sails on her ready to head north. We’re at the same latitude as the mainland USA now – something over 800 nautical miles off the coast of Florida.   Captain ordered a slight course change to the east to keep us safely outside the Palm Beach exclusion zone

Vai Darren & Bronwyn
Vai Darren & Bronwyn

SHIP’S WORK: Shift fore t’gallant, jib boom shaping continues, re-lead stuns’l tack, sailmaking: repairs to lower topsail and t’gallant, set up mizzen topmast shrouds, varnish t’gallant st’n’s’l boom

FROM: Marigot, St Martin
TOWARDS: St George, Bermuda
NOON POSITION: 24°16.1’N /063°54.1’W
DAYS RUN: 140nm
COURSE AND SPEED: North by East (CMGT 359°T)
WIND: Force 5, East
WEATHER: 6/8 cloud cover (cumulus, cirrus), air temp 78F (26°C), barometer reading 1024 millibars, visibility good
SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: approx 4 feet, East by North
SAILS SET: Square sails to the t’gallants, fore, main and mizzen topmast staysails and inner jib, spanker and gaff topsail braced up on a starboard tack.