03 Mar Trade wind zone
Trade wind zone
3 March 2013
The sky changes clearly here also. The showers are almost completely gone and the sky is clear. The clouds are white fleecy ones that are typical for the trade wind zone. The south-equatorial current sets us more to the east. We are now heading directly to our destination and therefore might risk entering the north-going Guyana current. We would like to steer more close-hauled and later on sail a more southern course. This is not possible as we are already sailing close-hauled.
As we are heading west, the sun rises and sets later. Every 15 degrees west means one hour time shift. On board of ships we therefore use the zone time. In our case this means we have to set the clock back an hour in the coming days.