Day 6.5: NYC-STT

Blue Note
Marco M.
Fri 11 Nov 2011 16:03
Date: Friday 11/11/11 - Time: 15:55 UTC
Position 25:48.37N  70:54.71W
COG 150M, SOG ~5.5  kt, Wind ???M 4 kt, Barometer 998.4 mBar rising
Temperatures: Air 26C, Sea 24.6C
Last 24h Sailed Distance: 139NM
Sailed distance since departure: 995NM
Time since departure: 6d 11h 45m
Average Speed since departure: 6.4 kt
Intention: sail to STT
Distance to End on rhumb line: 562NM
ETA: Tuesday 11/15/11 04:00
Detailed Track (50 is the maximum number of point, i.e. once the last point reaches 50, the last point always is 50):

Early this morning, as the grib files had predicted, the wind decreased to about 12kt and finally the lure was in the water for some
fishing. We are hopping for some mahi-mahi, but nothing yet.
After some rain shower the wind had died down to 4kt variable in direction and we started motor-sailing. We have plenty of diesel
to burn since our estimated consumption so far has been only 15 gallons.
For the next couple of days east trade winds around 15kts are expected to settle in and they should give us a comfortable sail to the Virgin Islands.

Nov. 10 Blue Note sailing a rhumb line to destination with a running sea.

Nov. 10 Michiel  adjusting to the warmer temperatures by drinking water.

Nov. 10 - Picture by Michiel: rainbow on the Atlantic ocean.