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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 – 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 – 25 May, 2016

We continued to sail through the night. It was a very pleasant night with a full moon and light winds, the ship sailing along easily under full sail. Nights like this also give us time to practice our sail handling with the light sails that have been so little used on this passage thus far.¬†As […]

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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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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 21 November, 2015

We sent up the fore royal yard today. I wonder if anywhere in the world there is another ship crossing yards at sea today. A pleasant, fairly sunny day and with small swell so great for getting work done, but with the light winds of a large high pressure system we are going quite slowly […]