A fulfilling day starts at 4am as the fore course is set with the aft starboard watch going off and forward port coming on As the crew wake to the new day,Chris from aft starboard finds greetings for his 60th birthday around the ship.
By smoko Alan the chef produces a fine birthday cake.
Today has a double celebration as it is the first day of full sail since leaving Southampton which includes the spannker.
The pleasure of being under sail is to be seen on all the smiling faces.
The wind blowing in from the NW gave the ship head way as up to 8 knots are maintained.At one stage the spannker and royals were handed as a small but fierce squall passed by.
Later in the day Chris the mate gave an interesting talk on sail setting The evening brought fun and laughter as an inter watch quiz was played.