Morning Report from the Warriors of Red Road at Sea on the Gulden Leeuw: August 15th
As of late the Gulden Leeuw has been a race car on the ocean. We’re supposed to cross the finish line in 3 days. When home once seemed so far away, the farther we reach, the closer it seems to be around the corner. Our short time left on the boat is a reminder to appreciate the days coming and the days that have past. With laughs shared, memories made, and friends that only seem to come around once in a lifetime, we hang our heads as it has to end, but cheer and laugh as the days continue.
The warm winds of Africa and Portugal embraced us as we reefed our first sail. It was a gentle reminder of how close we are, but more importantly how far we’ve come. With the switching of the watch times again on the horizon, I look forward to the mornings of saying goodbye to the stars of every oceans night and hello to the next day’s sun. For the family and friends missing loved ones on the ship, the sun that lights our path, and the moon that we look up to, is the same one we see every night at home. We aren’t so far away, and we’ll be there again, soon.
And to all the mothers, fathers, grandparents and all our relations, we think of you every day, and you keep us moving forward when we question our strength. We miss you. Personally to my mom, my sister is doing good and she’s making me an awfully proud brother.
Denzel & Brady
UTC DATE/TIME: August 15th, 2017 10:35
BOARD DATE/TIME: 9:35
POSITION: 50°48′ N 21°18′ W
COURSE: Towards the finish line
DIST TRAVELLED LAST 24H: 161 nm
TOTAL DIST TRAVELLED THIS VOYAGE: 1942 nm
DISTANCE TO FINISH LINE: 652 nm
AIR TEMP: 13.5° C
SEA STATE: moderate
WIND FORCE BEAUFORT: 5
SAILS CARRIED: Outer Jib, Inner Jib, Fore stay sail, Main stay sail, Main sail, Mizzen Sail