31 March 2015 - Fairtransport
DATE:31-03 GMT:00.15 POS:32.53 N,48.56 W COG:60 SOG:9 kn
GENERAL SYNOPSIS: ON BOARD THE TRES HOMBRES
WIND SPD:7-8 Bf
SEA STATE:moderate to rough
Low pressure, big speed.
Only four sails up and making nine miles an hour.
Topsail, Topgallant, Forestay and Mainstay sail are up.
All the other sails are safely furled away.
This night we have some wind and concentrated steering is required.
Every soul on board wears a harness and is tied to the ship,
since the waves are unpredictable.
Tres Hombres is moving fast and steady, amazing as she is.
The weather forecast is looking good and in five or six days we´re expecting to arrive in Horta.
The beautiful Arquipelago dos Acores.
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