WEDNESDAY 8TH of June 2022 12.00 Ships time = Gmt.
13 days Out from Ascension
12°-56'N : 033°-27'W
Course= - North-westerly– Full & By SB-tack
Wind = NE 4. Seawater 27° Celsius
Still making good progress, sailing Full & By Port tack the only thing we have to set or dowse regularly are the skys’ls the flying jib and the gaff-tops’l. Just because the wind is a bit variable in strength and also the direction is not complete steady. But we’ll keep the squares full and the speed between 6 and 7 knots.
The new Calculation/Gambling Game is ON.
When will our Latitude be equal to the Suns Declination?
As you know our Sun is on it’s way to the June solstice (June 21) and she will reach then the declination of 23°-26',3 N.
We will hope to catch up with the sun before she reaches that point.
We are catching up by doing about 2° latitude every day and the sun is doing about 2' every day.
The Suns declination today = 22°-52' N
Our Latitude today = 12°-56'N
The gamble is our speed for the calculation you need an Nautical Almanac or the Internet to find the Suns declination for every day.
I would say join us in the Game.
Done 24 hrs 158M in 322° = 6,6 kts Average
Done 313 hrs 1.782,5M = 5,7 kts Average,
Horta: 1555M in Bearing 008°