Bootlegger ARC Log - Day7
Bootlegger of Mann
2007 ARC Log
Date 01 12 07
00.01 21.09N 27.29W Wind true 17kts, SOG 6.5kts.
00.25 Squall came in; pulled out the wet weather gear again and reduced twin headsail rig
to 50% as wind built to 26kts. Dense cloud cover and rain EMc
02.00 Lost sight of two ARC vessels to Starboard . EMc
03.00 21.01N 27.48W Bearing 262 degrees True wind speed 18kts SOG 6.5 - 7kts
136.9 nm to 20.00N 30.00W Waypoint. Rig reef reduced to 25% SOG increased
to 7.5 to 8kts EMc
04.00 All remains much the same; tried a little mizzen . Wind ENE steady 18-20kts
occasionally rising to 22kts. Reefed headsails and mizzen down to 33% .
No sightings. RT
06.00 Took in mizzen. Distance done during RT 3 hr Watch -22.7nm RT
08.00 Shook out headsails reef. ASI ship sighting – Nordic Star 14 nm ahead on passage
09.00 20.46N 28.39W Wind E17-20kts, average SOG 7.3kts. Distance covered during 3 hr
Watch 22.5 nm MS
09.15 Clock &
Generator started. Both chargers switched on and hot water. Decided to run water down
to 500 litres and maintain it there to reduce weight on board. This means we
can all have generous showers today! FN
12.15 Generator switched off (3 hr run) FN
12.00 20.39N 29.01W. position taken by FN
12.00 Everyone starts to go about their daily
activities – Ray having washed up with
sits basking in the sun considering dinner whilst Mike sunbathes,
and Frank is in his usual position - at the nav. table sending /receiving emails and
entering this stuff in the day’s log.
14.00 Daily roll call on ARC C4.
Position given for relaying to
15.50 20.27N 29.32W Bearing cog 243 SOG 8kts Wind true NNE 13kts FN
18.00 20.25N 29.57W True wind speed, 13kts. SOG 5.5 - 6.3kts Cook Ray started to
prepare the evening dinner. FN
18.00 Generator started ; hot water, battery chargers put on. FN
19.45 Dinner. Starter- warm rolls with Alioli and green olives followed by a
main pasta course. The main course was accompanied by some very
drinkable red table wine. For dessert for this evening was Crem Caramel.
MS & FN washed and dried
21.00 20.21N 30.20W Watches: 21 – 00 FN/ 00 – 03 EMc / 03-06 RT/ 06-09 MS
ENE True wind speed 19kts, with COG 270 degrees SOG 8 - 8.5kts.
Generator switched off. (3.5 h rs). No other yachts in vicinity. All on our own. FN
00.00 20.16N 30.42W Distance done during this Watch: 22nm;
Distance covered over past twenty four hours - 192nm FN