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

Day’s Run – 11 July, 2016

Another day working through the Atlantic, to the North this time. Breeze filled in westerly in the morning and has been a steady Force 5 for most of the day.  All of the safety gear got a quick overhaul: as we know we will need it again, we must keep it in top notch condition.  With […]

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

Day’s Run – 3 July, 2016

We were expecting more wind and we got it, overnight the wind began to build and we began to shorten sail. By morning the ship was down to Topsails and Course sailing on the wind in a Force 6 breeze. In the late afternoon the wind moderated just enough to re-set the Main T’gallant but […]

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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 – 12 November, 2015

It was busy in the Bosun’s domain on the well deck today as the good weather allowed rigging projects to get going. The small seas and sunshine were a delight for the navigators and sailmakers too – noon sights were satisfyingly accurate today, and the Captain brought a sail up to the quarterdeck to work […]

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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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Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 7 October, 2015

Noon Position: Docked in Lunenburg, NS, Canada Weather: Sunny, warm, cool breeze, H 27c L 10c, barometer 1009 What a gorgeous day today was. The sun was shining and air warm as we went about our daily tasks. The 8-12 lucked out having today off, but then so did we as a work day hardly […]

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Day's Run Summer 2015

Day’s Run – July 29, 2015

The fact that we had to motor for a little bit this morning was more than made up for when, during the afternoon, we tacked the ship about four times then sailed onto the hook for the evening. While the tacking is going on there is so much to do it can be hard to […]

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Day's Run Summer 2015

Day’s Run – July 14, 2015

On the way into Gloucester today the Captain took the ship through several tackings. This was a great experience for the new trainees, the whole crew in fact, because it gives us all the opportunity to use all of the skills and knowledge we have acquired during the voyage. The watches are given specific zones […]