TUESDAY 14TH of June 2022, 12.00 Ships time = Gmt.
19 days Out from Ascension
26°-17'N : 041°-21'W
Course= -340 -Full & By,SB-tack, Speed; around the6 KTS
Wind =NEbyE 3 to 4. Seawater 25,1° Celsius
Our course is more NW-erly than we prefer but we have to take it as it comes.
The reason is, that the centre of the High pressuresystem (1027hPa) is still situated Northwest of us and is just slowly moving to the East passing our bow. If that happens the winds will veer and we can shape our course also more to the East.
According to the bible for square rigger captains that sail the oceans, the “Ocean Passages for the World”, we should only steer for the Azores after we pass the 30° latitude, so we still carrying on a little more to the North.
One remark has to be made on this book, you need to have the 1973 (third) edition, or even an earlier one, to find the sailing routes in there. The modern fleet is not using these long but green routes, they use the shorter but more fuel consuming routes. Denying winds and current systems.
Done 24hrs =161M in341°= 6,7kts Average,
Done 457 hrs= 2.726,5M = 6,0kts Average,
Horta: 976M in Bearing 041°