Day's Run World Voyage 7

Day’s Run – May 20, 2018

Our third Sunday at sea! Work is laid to rest allowing for hand blisters and muscles to heal for a day. Engine on, full steam ahead we made headway towards Porterbelo, Panama. The ship’s cook, Donald, of Grenada, has Sundays off. To fill in for him, two trainees spend their day from 0530 – 1800 cooking for the 45 other crew members on board. This Sunday Annie, of Ontario, Canada and Rune, of Norway, teamed up and kept the crew well fed throughout the day. The on duty watches were able to practice stowing and loosing sail – an important ability for any sailing ship sailor. Stowing sail refers to climbing the ships rigging, laying out onto the yard and folding the sail in a particular fashion so that it sits on top of the yard, then securing it with gasket lines. When the trainees came down from aloft they were greeted with popcorn! A traditional Sunday treat aboard the Picton Castle. Lots of buzz in the air as we’re 76 nautical miles from land. The excitement is building up amongst the crew, tomorrow’s view over the rail will be quiet different from the miles and miles of ocean blue we’ve seen for the past 18 days.

From: New Orleans
Towards: Panama
Date: May 20 2018
Noon Position: 10 38,2′ N – 080 10, 6′ W
Course + Speed: S x W + 5.8kts
Wind direction + Force: SExE + 3
Swell Height + Direction: 1.5m + ENE
Weather: Bright + Sunny
Day’s Run: 127 nm
Passage Log: 139.7nm
Distance to Port: 76 nm
Voyage: 1849.2nm
Sail Set: main t’gallant staysail, inner jib