at sea, finally, again.
Originally sent on 6 April-
We cast off from San Juan early yesterday, under power, thanks to the cruise ship that came in and blocked our wind. Those things are so big they privide a lee for a good distance downwind of them. This can be useful- we used to use this on ALMA to take in sail when the wind was high in the summer afternoons in SF Bay.
We're headed north, full and by, under fore topsail and course, main topgallant, topsail and course, spanker, jib, and several staysails, close hauled on the starboard tack at about 4 knots.
We're trying to get north to catch the trade winds and get as far east as is possible given the wind direction. Right now, that's probably nothing.
We're at 19 degeres 30.5' N, 066 degrees 13.5' W. I'll be leaving out "degrees" in the future, though.
I'm on the 12-4 watch and will be until we dog the watches in about a week.
The cook and several others were seasick, but a bit of rest has helped them get accustomed to the boat's movement.