We had a good day of sailing until the beginning of this afternoon the wind is becoming a light air now and it is forecasted that is will stay light through the rest of the Sunday afternoon.
Voyage crew is now running around with their Pinrail diagrams to study all the lines onboard because in a day or two the “Pinrail chase” will take place and then it is of course from great importance that you know which line is doing what and where it is belayed. The three watches red white and blue will compete with each other and in this way we raise the “Greenhand” level to a bit more “Ordinary Seaman” level.
We could have a bit more South-westerly breezes this afternoon and that will be for the first time since we past the Equator that we are sailing free. Lets hope they show up as a “Gentle Breeze”.
“Sailing Free” means that we can just sail a course on the compass and adjusting the yards accordingly, instead of braced sharp and sail the course that the wind allows us.
47°-29’N : 013°-55’W
Partly cloudy, Wind NW by W 2 to 3.
Water temp. 15.7°C
Course 050°, Speed 3 to 4 kts
Close hauled on Port tack
Done 24hrs117M in 052° = 4,9kt Average
Done total 170 hrs 861 M = 5,1 Average