Day 400 – 28th June 1987

Noon Summary Log

Day: 400
Date: 28th June 1987
Latitude: 20° 54.1′ S
Longitude: 21° 24′ W
Water Temperature: 24.3°C
Wind @ Noon: 25-30 S
Max Wind /24 hours: 30 SSW
Min Wind /24 hours: 25 SSW
Cloud Cover 3/8
Outside Temperature: 24.5°C
Barometer: 1018

Source: CUL00045/11

Log

  • Wind has risen suddenly. Put 3 reefs into mainsail. Would like a wind change. Awful ride. Tacked perhaps the wind is more favourable to the west.

Source: CUL00058/1

Day 398 – 26th June 1987

Noon Summary Log

Day: 398
Date: 26th June 1987
Latitude: 19° 25.5′ S
Longitude: 25° 39.6′ W
Water Temperature: 25.6°C
Wind @ Noon: 6 NE
Max Wind /24 hours: 6 NE
Min Wind /24 hours: CALM
Cloud Cover 8/8
Cabin Temperature: 27°C
Outside Temperature: 27.3°C
Barometer: 1017

Source: CUL00045/11

Log

  • Quiet sea today. Varnished chart table & change mainsail after a record 397 days. I think the mainsail I took off could have completed the voyage but it be winter south of South Africa & across the Southern Indian Ocean. So I now have a fresh sail bent to the mast.

Source: CUL00058/1

Day 392 – 20th June 1987

Noon Summary Log

Day: 392
Date: 20th June 1987
Latitude: 9° 14.4′ S
Longitude: 28° 40.3′ W
Water Temperature: -°C
Wind @ Noon: 10 SE
Max Wind /24 hours: 25 E
Min Wind /24 hours: 10 SE
Cloud Cover 8/8
Cabin Temperature: 29°C
Outside Temperature: 28°C
Barometer: 1015
Ships Seen: 1

Source: CUL00045/11

Log

  • Favourable mild breeze & sea. Huge ship going by opposite direction. One wonders where it comes from her course would suggest Antarctica, between South Africa & south America.

Source: CUL00058/1

Images

Heading South from the Equator towards Cape of Good Hope and South Atlantic, 23 June 1987.
Heading South from the Equator towards Cape of Good Hope and South Atlantic, 23 June 1987.
Source: CUL00039/18/4