Stunsails and a stunning sky

After a few days in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, the Clipper is on her way again. She is continuing her journey south in the direction of Panama. Every day it gets a bit warmer now...

...and so far we could stay out of reach of all tropical showers. Day after day there is a beautiful sky above us. A full moon and a bit of wind along the coast. North to Northwest wind which is not so strong during the day compared to night time when the wind force is about 4 to 5.

378 square meters carried flying

After a very nice departure under sail we had to use the engine for 24 hours to get to the area with better wind conditions. During this time the crew was busy pushing out the stun sail booms on both sides of the foremast and also with reefing the various lines needed for the control of these additional sails. When the motor was turned of on Easter Sunday the 378 square meters carried flying helped us getting to our next destination.

29°36’N 118°57’W

about the author

Moritz Kuhlenbäumer - Captain Clipper Stad Amsterdam

Moritz has sailed and operated traditional sailing ships since 1993. After one year as a deckhand and several years as a skipper on Dutch waters, he left for the Baltic Sea and the Caribbean. Moritz has sailed all over the world on a variety of large sailing ships and in almost every thinkable position: sailor, engineer, nautical officer and captain. Between 2007 and 2012, Moritz sailed on the Clipper Stad Amsterdam as second officer for one year and as first officer for four years. In June 2015, he became one of the two captains on board the Stad Amsterdam.