One sloop still tailing us.  The other two left over the weekend.  Maybe getting reinforcements?  That's (roughly) how they got the Bismarck.

Mail ship caught up to us today.  The crew was excited to hear from home.  We've not been gone long, but it's only going to get harder to stay in contact.  I had half expected out mystery guest to intercept our mail, but they backed off.  Strange.