30624 – Some rough days behind and ahead

Daily Update:

  • Time: 10:00am 
  • Date: March 12th 2024
  • Latitude: 37 degrees 49 minutes North
  • Longitude: 39 degrees 15 minutes West
  • Temperature: 17 degrees 
  • Speed in the last 24 hours: 8.8 knots
  • Distance in the last 24 hours: 130nm
  • Distance to destination: 648nm
  • Total distance travelled: 11031nm
  • Sea state: 4 
  • Wind state: 7 
  • Log keepers: Mirka and Nick 

Today was our 9th day on the Atlantic crossing from Bermuda to the Azores. The weather throughout the last few days has been quite brutal, with 10ft waves and winds reaching up to 40kts. With all the rocking and stormy weather, exhaustion has been at an all time high, and morale at an all time low. One of our only comforts is the day off classes and late colours that we have tomorrow, and the possibility of an early arrival in the Azores. Regardless of sleeplessness and seasickness, we’ve been persevering, many students are practising and studying for their Ordinary Seaman certificate, the exam for which should take place in St Malo. The nearing parent port is stirring up excitement and lifting spirits as we keep trucking through the rough north Atlantic.