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Back-To-Back Transatlantics Voyage 2016 La Grande Traversee

Day’s Run – 24 June, 2016

The squalls started up again last night and the Studding Sails came in early. As the morning came on, the wind built to the upper end of Force 5 and started gusting 6. During the morning watch the Royals, Flying Jib and Gaff Topsail were taken in hand. The ship continued to speed along though […]

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Back-To-Back Transatlantics Voyage 2016 La Grande Traversee

Day’s Run – 23 June, 2016

As the night wore off the wind began to build in the morning. The ship is still sailing to the West with the wind mostly behind us and this allowed us to carry all sail and take best advantage of the wind strength. There is nothing quite like a square rigger with a fresh quartering […]

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Back-To-Back Transatlantics Voyage 2016 Day's Run La Grande Traversee

The wind has remained from the north and a few squalls overnight provided for some sail handling in the watches.  This morning dawned fair with a Force 4 Northerly and we made all sail except the Fore Topmast and Lower Studding Sails. With the fair weather continues much work aloft greasing wires, fixing mousings and […]

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Day’s Run – 14 June, 2016

The wind continues to slowly build and we are now consistently making between 5 and 6 kts on a beam reach or ‘half wind’. In the forenoon watch all hands were called to participate in a fire drill, getting all the fire extinguishers, hoses, axes and turn gear out for an exercise. Today we also […]

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Day’s Run – 6 June, 2016

With good weather and no wind, today was an excellent day to get some ships work done with all hands. We are expecting some wind tomorrow and will begin our passage early in the morning. As for now we will continue to enjoy the sun and spend another day on the hook. SHIP’S WORK: Change […]

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Day’s Run – 5 June, 2016

Today was spent at anchor in order to get some more safety drills down as well as give some of the crew some more practices in the pulling boat. After a week of clouds today turned sunny, a welcome change, and things began to feel a bit like summer. The anchor watches kept a close […]

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Back-To-Back Transatlantics Voyage 2016

Day’s Run – 26 May, 2016

Our steaming continues as we start to cross the Bay of Biscay in the last few days of our passage. The weather has turned quite pleasant, sunny, warming up, and the seas have laid down. This has given us a chance to dry out the whole ship after so much wet weather on this trip. […]

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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 – 18 May, 2016

What a day! Beautiful warm and sunny, and a fresh westerly breeze to boot. In the morning we made full sail, the wind being just right to have every stitch full and drawing, the ship bounded along all afternoon making upwards of 8 knots at times. The sailmakers finished the roping of the new Main T ‘gallant Staysail and ran […]

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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 […]