Morning Report from the Warriors of Red Road at Sea on the Gulden Leeuw: August 12th
Yesterday was quite eventful aboard the Gulden Leeuw. The murder spree of trainees and crew continues, most dramatic of all was my own death at the hands of Xico but alas the game continues after my tragic death.
In other news we are approaching the halfway point of our destination. It’s been an interesting trip. We’ve been able to see so many different types of wildlife I’ve never thought I’d see. I saw a shark on this trip and yesterday Alejandro claims we saw a sperm whale! I hope so because almost every time we’ve seen something I’ve been on the back deck table lounging in the sun, tanning; as you could tell if it’s working hard or hardly working I’m doing the latter. But not always, yesterday I went aloft and helped to unfurl a sail – it was the first time I went aloft since they explained what it was in Halifax.
The crew announced that we’d be doing an on board talent/variety show which should be an interesting event. In sailing news, yesterday we did a jibe maneuver and I helped! I was asked to ease out the braces of the course and lower topsail and… we’re still alive!
UTC DATE/TIME: August 12th 2017, 10:12
BOARD DATE/TIME: August 12th 2017, 09:12
POSITION: 49º 49′ N, 35º 00′ W
DIST TRAVELLED LAST 24H: 184 nm
TOTAL DIST TRAVELLED THIS VOYAGE: 1385 nm
DISTANCE TO FINISH LINE: 1188 nm
AIR TEMP: 14 C
SEA STATE: small waves
WIND FORCE BEAUFORT:
SAILS CARRIED: flying jib, outer jib, inner jib, forstaysail, course, lower topsail, upper topsail, t’gallant, main staysail, main top staysail, main sail, main topsail, mizzen, mizzen topsail