18 janvier 2016 - Fairtransport
Life on board is peaceful: the wind slowed down yesterday and the whole crew did a lot of maintenance work: tarring, painting and Soizic repaired the fresh water pump. It was quite hot at noon, but we had shade at the helm and in the afternoon the sun lost strength and it was ok. The last ship we saw was yesterday morning a big cruise ship heading for Guadeloupe, but since then there was nothing else than the sea and us. Instead of lots of ‘Ti Punches’ – rum with a slice of lemon and brown sugar – we are drinking now water, tea and coffee and it’s ok. Guiseppe prepared delicious pasta dishes and one day after our departure from Marie Galante I managed finally to get all the sand out of my bed. I’m enjoying the company of good sailors, philosophical talks in the galley and seeing lots of stars at night.
DATE: 17-01-16 GMT:1300 POS: 16º42.5’N, 64º52’W COG: 290º SOG:6.5kts
GENERAL SYNOPSIS: ON BOARD THE TRES HOMBRES
CLOUDS:cumulus, total overcast
Wonderful progress towards west yesterday. The front is passing now with rain and the wind died. We brailed up the main and braced square. It is the trimming for waiting for any kind of wind. The ship is heading north but drifts east. We can only try to drift slower what we don’t want now […]
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The departure maneuver in Copenhagen was super cool and smooth! It is great to move a big sailing ship like this in a harbor under sails. Nowadays being under sails inside a port is forbidden. I allowed us to do it because it’s possible and it’s very important to understand your ship under all circumstances, […]