With conditions continuing to be fresh over night we got in T’gallants early in the morning. The day dawned warm and sunny and when the wind moderated enough we set all sail except the Studding Sails and went charging off on a close reach at 6kts. As we know sunny dry days will start becoming very few, today was a day for many small jobs aloft and on deck. The carpenters were busy with adze, slick and hand saws cutting the taper into the new Royal yard. The Sailmakers, while working on repairs to the light weather sails that had just come down, were also admiring the new Main Upper Topsail, which we have to admit, looks pretty good and is set well. All in all, a good day to be at sea.
SHIP’S WORK: Replace STBD Main Lower Topsail brace; clean and organize sole stores; shift buntline blocks on both masts; replace ratlines on the main topmast shrouds; shorten Main Topmast Staysail tack pennant; continue on new Fore Royal yard; strip iron work off of old royal yard; Sailmakers finish repairs on Spanker ‘C’ and continue seaming new Main Topmast Staysail.
FROM: La Rochelle, France
TOWARDS: Quebec, Canada
TIME ZONE: ZD +2
NOON POSITION: 38°48’N / 054°08’W
DAYS RUN: 139nm
PASSAGE LOG: 3640nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 897nm
COURSE AND SPEED: N, 6kts
WIND: W, Force 5
WEATHER: Sunny, air temp: 22°C, water temp: 25°C
SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: W’rly, 3 – 6ft
SAILS SET: All Sail, except Studding Sails