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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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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 31 March, 2016

Gorgeous day!  It’s warm but not too hot with a steady force 5 breeze just abaft the starboard beam and we’re flying along.  Switched out the fore t’gallant sail for a newer one today: getting a suit of strong sails on her ready to head north. We’re at the same latitude as the mainland USA […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 13 February, 2016

Our celestial navigators continue to practice shooting the sun, with a revision workshop to run through the steps to find latitude today. The captain ran an all hands workshop this afternoon on the theory of sailmaking, followed by a practical lesson in making ditty bags with Sailmaker John for anyone who hasn’t made one yet. […]

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Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 13 October, 2015

Noon Position: Docked in Lunenburg, NS, Canada Weather: Overcast, foggy, rain, H 18c L 14c, barometer 1008 Finally our Engineer was able to work outside today! So much of his job takes place below decks that this afternoon, despite the foggy rain, he was grinning from ear to ear to be able to spend some […]

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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 […]