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Day's Run World Voyage 7

Day’s Run – 2 April 2019

Day came in partly cloudy and clearing. Wind picked up a bit. A beautiful trade winds day. The new royal yard almost done. New pin rails of Fijian tamanu wood getting varnished and are very pretty. Piles of canvas on the quarterdeck getting sewn together by Tyler and Katie under John’s oversight. Brahm and Aaron […]

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Back-To-Back Transatlantics Voyage 2016 La Grande Traversee

Day’s Run – 25 June, 2016

While our good speed continues we are having to work a bit harder for it. The wind strength and direction have started to become more inconsistent and this requires much more sail handling to get the utmost out of the ship. All bent sail was set this morning as the wind moderated, but as it […]

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Back-To-Back Transatlantics Voyage 2016 Day's Run

Day’s Run – 16 June, 2016

The crew kept busy through the night. With the wind gaining strength and then decreasing again throughout the night there were many sail changes. The energy was well spent and the ship earned another good day’s run at almost 140nm. More sail changes today, this time the Main Upper Topsail. It is a bit of […]

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Back-To-Back Transatlantics Voyage 2016

Day’s Run – 24 May, 2016

The Gale continued on through the night, pushing us further to the north east.  But just before noon the wind started to abate, the rain showers cleared off and at the watch change the wind was down enough for us to set all sail. With all of our sails being cotton canvass we need to […]

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Back-To-Back Transatlantics Voyage 2016

Day’s Run – 22 May, 2016

As predicted the wind went light over the course of the night. At around 6am as the sun came up to reveal a beautiful Sunday for us the breeze went from light to calm. Though we have been making good time there is no cause to sit around and with another low pressure system coming […]

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Back-To-Back Transatlantics Voyage 2016

Day’s Run – 17 May, 2016

The Crew kept busy through the night with sail drills now that we are able to carry more sail.  In the morning it was time to make a little more ground to the north, we wore ship at the 0800 watch change and set Royals.  The clouds blew off and the sun warmed the deck […]

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Back-To-Back Transatlantics Voyage 2016

Day’s Run – 12 May, 2016

After motoring through a calm night set sail around noon today. A north east breeze sprang up and we got the ship under sail slowly to the south. Slowing down is exactly what we want to do at this time as a low pressure system is deepening over this area and we want to give […]

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Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Crossing the Atlantic

Written by Third Mate Anne-Laure Barberis It has now been three days since we left the last lights of the Cape Verde islands behind us, with no regrets. After two weeks in Sao Vicente it was time to discover new horizons! For the next two weeks at least, our horizon will be limited by the […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 9 February, 2016

Westward bound for the Caribbean. Our first day at sea for a couple of weeks, and it’s good to get back into ship’s routines as we set out on our second Transatlantic of this voyage. This passage is set to be a good one, with consistently fair and moderate, even fresh winds and sunny weather […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 9 October, 2015

Another good day’s sailing. The air has quite a chill following the passage of the cold front, but the water is warm so full foul-weather gear with bare feet is the fashion of the day. We’re making tracks across the Atlantic, the crew concentrating on learning weather observations, steering better and tending to the rigging. […]