Thursday, 28th January, 2016
W. Eric Faber
Thu 28 Jan 2016 12:12
Daily run: 167 logged miles
The big event yesterday afternoon was the sight of the British Councillor, an LPG vessel on its way to the USA. The ship was travelling in a similar direction to Luna Quest's, but at a fine angle to our course. She probably would have passed us harmlessly to port, but a collision might have been possible if Luna Quest veered off to starboard in a big puff of wind. The ship was less than a mile away and having called him on the radio, the Indian captain ordered his ship to pass astern of Luna Quest. The big ship made a sharp turn to starboard and passed astern of us giving Julia a great photo opportunity.
This morning we changed over the two poled-out foresails in a fresh breeze. We brought the genoa over to starboard and the staysail over to port, giving Luna Quest an increase in speed by being able to unfurl the genoa fully. It was all completed before breakfast.