I'm usually good at putting in events - but I've not bothered with ups and downs of top sails, moonraker sails (there's just something so romantic about that name...sigh!) etc etc since I would presume that this is all fairly standard fodder..you sail a sail ship one way according to its sails and that's that...or have I just land-lubber goofed and should note the changes down to keep the historians out of trouble and off the streets?
Ofcourse putting them in the events might make me insane - but I see that's a subject of another thread.
The standing recommendation from the beginning of OW is, comments about on-board life is fine if you are really interested, but no one involved is interested at this time. Which says nothing about what future historians may want to know.
The standing instructions to the editors say, we should be writing a story on how a ship reacts to the world around it and this includes taking on fuel, giving passengers a ride and a whole bunch of other stuff. It does not include which specific sails go up or down or the exact course changes a ship makes to get from point A to point B. Unless those are significant to the ship's placement in a battle.
My landlubber mind says, no one really interested in sailing a ship wants my landlubber reading of sail changes. And I'm obeying the Golden Rule of transcription, all such comments are optional
. And I really, really don't want to learn how to set sails by reading a log keeper's scribbles.