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

Day’s Run – 8 June, 2016

As pleasant as yesterday’s sailing was it came to an end late last night when the wind died out completely. So on came the engine and in came the sails and we are now steaming toward Cape Finesterre. Taking advantage of the light conditions we have done much spot painting and have begun tarring the […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 11 February, 2016

The trade winds continue to blow fresh, even boisterous. We have wind and current in our favour and the ship is surging along, surfing down the waves with white-caps and flying fish scattered all around. New hands continued with their splicing practice in the afternoon, and the celestial navigation classes got as far as calculating […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 17 December, 2015

After a wonderful 6-day port stop in Morocco, we hauled up the anchor and got underway this morning, bound for our Christmas port in the Canary Islands, a little over four hundred nautical miles away. SHIP’S WORK: Continue to slush the rig, install new main topmast staysail halyard strop, continue overhauling flemish horses, chip & […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 20 November, 2015

The sun came out today but the wind died – the good and bad of a high pressure system at sea. Sunny weather meant we could get lots done on deck: making headway in sailmaking, rigging, carpentry and painting projects. We also did a drill to practice rescuing someone injured in the chain locker – […]