As pleasant as yesterday’s sailing was it came to an end late last night when the wind died out completely. So on came the engine and in came the sails and we are now steaming toward Cape Finesterre.
Taking advantage of the light conditions we have done much spot painting and have begun tarring the rig.
Also, in expectation of light airs for the first half of this passage we have begun to change out our strong suit of sails for the older, lighter ones we carry on board.
SHIP’S WORK: Spot painting bulwarks and rails, making new trim for the galley house port holes, spot tarring on Fore Mast, Shift Fore Lower Topsail and Fore Topmast Staysail, Sailmakers finish repairs on the Mizzen Topmast Staysail and continue tabling on the new Flying Jib.
FROM: La Rochelle, France
TOWARDS: Quebec, Canada
TIME ZONE: GMT
NOON POSITION: 45°04.4’N / 004°29.5’W
DAYS RUN: 145nm
PASSAGE LOG: 170nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 4,517nm
COURSE AND SPEED: SW x W, 6kts
WIND: N, Force 2
WEATHER: Sunny, air temp: 20°C, water temp: 17°C
SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: N’rly, 2ft
SAILS SET: None