Gulden Leeuw, 09 August 2017
Good morning! The ocean is still blue. Yesterday was a very interesting day, as we shifted our watch hours for the first time.The switch marked the completion of one third of the trip. The wind slowed down, so it was the first time in a couple days that we could make coffee, stand up straight, and shower.
We learned more about the positions of the ropes on the blocks, and about tacking and jibing from the captain. Last night during one of our night watches the tack broke and Peder had to go aloft to tie a new rope.
Today we are celebrating Jaden’s 18th birthday!
The whole boat, except the captain, started a shipwide “murder” game. We have to hand an object to someone at a specific place to eliminate them, and the whole boat has grown suspicious of their friends. Don’t worry, the game is paused when we are on watch so we should still make it to France.
We are all very excited for our laundry day, I’ve only got one more clean pair of undies…
BOARD DATE/TIME: 9 Aug 2017 0855
POSITION: 49 16 N / 44 19 W
DIST TRAVELLED LAST 24H: 109 NM
TOTAL DIST TRAVELLED THIS VOYAGE: 1007 NM
AIR TEMP: 14 C
SEA STATE: small waves
WIND FORCE BEAUFORT: 3
SAILS CARRIED: Flying jib, Outer jib, inner jib, Course, Lower topsail, Upper topsail, Top Gallant, Main stay sail, Main top stay sail, Main sail, Main topsail, Mizzen sail, Mizzen topsail.