2019 Schooner Bowdoin

July 31: Gulf of Maine

Posted on: August 2, 2019

The crew of the Bowdoin has enjoyed great sailing across the gulf of Maine today!

The weather had made for a smooth passage with calm seas; and, with winds 10 to 15 knots from the south west, we’ve been sailing along at an average speed of 7 knots speed.

Once we turned the corner at Cape Sable on Nova Scotia, we had good down wind sailing. This meant we could keep the sails “wing and wing” or “reading both pages” for hours of careful steering and fast sailing.

Around midday, the crew used their sextants to get several observations of the sun, testing their skills as navigators.

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