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

Day’s Run – 26 June, 2016

An overcast Sunday at sea. The wind has faired a little more and the Studding Sail booms were run out again this morning. To mark the occasion of being a little more than half way across we held a ‘social hour’ on the quarter deck this afternoon, and to counter the grey day the crew […]

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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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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 30 March, 2016

The wind has eased off and faired a little so the Captain ordered more sail set: we rigged the studdingsail gear and set the topmast studdingsail, and then the sailmakers finished stitching making the new gaff topsail so we bent and set that too.  It’s satisfying watching the genesis of a new sail from rolls […]

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Day's Run Westward Bound

Day’s Run – March 23, 2015

We just passed the mouth of the Amazon and Para Rivers, which pump huge quantities of fresh water into the Atlantic here. A strong adverse current is slowing us down at the moment but in just a few miles it should come fair and give us a boost of nearly two knots most of the […]

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Day's Run Westward Bound

Day’s Run – March 3, 2015

Still hardly any wind and bright sunshine, but it’s cooler today and less sticky than yesterday. We saw a school of tuna underneath the jibboom today, and a couple of sea birds circling the ship, much to the interest of the cats. SHIPS WORK: Rigged and set the lower, topmast and t’gallant studdingsails on the […]