Day 5.5: NYC-STT

Blue Note
Marco M.
Thu 10 Nov 2011 14:38
Date: Thursday 10/11/11 - Time: 15:50 UTC
Position 27:22.36N  72:41.24W
COG 150M, SOG ~6.5  kt, Wind 288M 23 kt, Barometer 991.1 mBar rising
Temperatures: Air 24C, Sea 22.7C
Last 24h Sailed Distance: 158NM
Sailed distance since departure: 854NM
Time since departure: 5d 11h 40m
Average Speed since departure: 6.5 kt
Intention: sail to STT
Distance to End on rhumb line: 695NM
ETA: Monday 11/14/11 23:00
Detailed Track (50 is the maximum number of point, i.e. once the last point reaches 50, the last point always is 50):

This morning around 10 am we past the half-point of our journey and all from here should be warmer and easier.
We are now well south of tropical storm Sean that has started his journey north north-east. It is expected to grow up to be an Hurricane
of cat-1 as it moves north. On the south of the low the wind started to shift to the west and deceased in strength.
With the wind shift we started a bend towards the east and we are now on a rhumb line for St. Thomas under a two reefed mainsail.
Michiel is doing much better and he is actually able to read  this as I am typing it on the computer.

The wind is still a constant 25kts, so the start of the fishing campaign will have to wait a bit  longer for the lower winds predicted for tomorrow.

Nov. 9 Michiel the day of his birthday resting in the sun

Nov. 10 Michiel in the morning with a running sea behind.