Gulden Leeuw, 03 August 2017
POSITION: 44 22.201'N 55 51.649'W
Second day ocean sailing in Rendez-Vous 2017, all is going well so far. Yesterday we had to take down all the sails and begin to use our engine towards the next checkpoint due to the lack of wind. Another vessel ran out of gas, Peter Von Danzig , so we defered from our path a little to give them a tow to where they could also find wind. After we get to the next checkpoint we will have a restart for the race.
We have had a few birthday’s aboard the ship the Captain’s birthday being the most recent, we celebrated with a bacon and egg breakfast and we also ate apple pie.
Many ocean creatures have come to investigate the ship during our venture. We saw a large pack of dolphins, a moonfish, a couple whales and a seal, we named him Oskar.
So far we have learned about all the different sails and the parts they have including all the different names for the the sails and the different ropies. We also learned how to put on the immersion suits and life jackets and what to do in case of an emergence on the ship.
UTC DATE/TIME: 3 Aug 17, 14:45
BOARD DATE/TIME: 3 Aug 17, 11:45
POSITION: 44 15.036’N, 58 42.544’W
DIST TRAVELLED LAST 24H: 145.29
TOTAL DIST TRAVELLED THIS VOYAGE: 229.09
DISTANCE TO FINISH LINE: 2248nm
AIR TEMP: 1025
SEA STATE: Calm
WIND FORCE BEAUFORT: Force 2/3 (SE)
SAILS CARRIED: No Sails Up, Engine is on
LOG KEEPER: Hannson Paul, Phil Truchon
MORNING REPORT second day
We went on the bow and were able to lay on the netting and be faced down towards the water. We saw dolphins, whales, sharks, and a moon fish.We learned about different sails, ropes and where they are located and what they do. We learned and made wompams. Before we went to bed we sang shanties which was very uplifting. Anousch celebrated her birthday today.
UTC DATE/TIME: AUG 4, 2017 12:05
BOARD DATE/TIME: 9:05
POSITION: 44 22.201’N 55 51.649’W
DIST TRAVELLED LAST 24H: 190.79
TOTAL DIST TRAVELLED THIS VOYAGE: 356.79
DISTANCE TO FINISH LINE: 2130nm
AIR TEMP: 1024
SEA STATE: smooth
WIND FORCE BEAUFORT: 4
SAILS CARRIED: engine on
LOG KEEPER: Arden Bernard, Karrie Sock