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14 days Out from Ascension

THURSDAY 9THof June 2022,  12.00 Ships time = Gmt. 

NE Tradewinds 
14 days Out from Ascension 
14°-37'N : 035°-33' 
Course= - North-westerlyFull & By SB-tack 
Wind = NE-ly4.  Seawater 25,5° Celsius 

Since yesterday our course became more West-Northwest because our Tradewind was backing to NEbyN. 
A bit of a disappointment but this morning it was veering back to

We can not complain about the strength of the wind because this is still between 3+ and 4+ Bfrt. 

Temperatures don’t feel so tropical anymore on deck and that is reflecting on the dress-code on deck especially in the Night times.  

Sailhandling wise we are still in terms of hoist or dowse Skys’ls, Flying jib and Gafftops’l every couple of hours. 

Last night the movie Around Cape Horn with the Peking by Irving Johnson (1929) gave some extra sailing spirits in the Lounge. 

Done 24 hrs 158M in 322°6,6 kts  Average 

Done 313 hrs 1.782,5M =   5,7 kts  Average,   

Horta: 1477M in Bearing 013° 

Alles Wel 


Written by:
Klaas Gaastra | Captain, Bark EUROPA

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