Morning Report from the Warriors of Red Road at Sea on the Gulden Leeuw: August 16th
Yesterday we learned how to sail in stormy weather and what to do in the event of a ripped sail, or two.The storm was one of the most exciting parts of the day which also caused two sails to rip; the fore stay sail and flying jib. The wind was so strong that it ripped the two sails in half all on its own. It was very cold and wet, and everyone was feeling sea sick and catching colds because of the way the ship was rocking, and the weather.
We started using harnesses when it started heeling more and when the waves got bigger. It was scary because the ship was tilted to the side and the winds and rain would have made it easy for someone to fall overboard. Because of all that we only had half of a happy hour. We had to make everything including the bunks, sea tight. Cups and plates were smashing and everything was flying in the galley – yet we still managed to get nice food. People were falling all over the place. It was heeeeectic!
Kyra & Kailey
TTC Note: We heard from the Ship this morning – and though the 15th was a rough day at sea, everyone is all good (and nope, no one fell overboard!) and they are moving towards the finish line of the race today!
UTC DATE/TIME: August 16th 2017 09:00
BOARD DATE/TIME: August 16th 2017 09:00
POSITION: 50º 40′ N 16º 25′ W
COURSE: South East – East
DIST TRAVELLED LAST 24H: 206 nm
TOTAL DIST TRAVELLED THIS VOYAGE: 2139 nm
AIR TEMP: 16º C
SEA STATE: Medium waves with white caps
WIND FORCE BEAUFORT: 3
SAILS CARRIED: outer jib, inner jib, course, lower topsail, upper topsail, top gallant, main staysail, main sail, mizzen