Day 9.5: NYC-STT
Mon 14 Nov 2011 16:07
Position 20:6.46N 66:29.4W
COG 150M, SOG ~6.0 kt, Wind 85M 14 kt, Barometer 1000.3 mBar stable
Temperatures: Air 27C, Sea 25.6C
Last 24h Sailed Distance: 135NM
Sailed distance since departure: 1422NM
Time since departure: 9d 11h 50m
Average Speed since departure: 6.2 kt
Intention: sail to STT
Distance to End on rhumb line: 142NM
ETA: Tuesday 11/15/11 13:00
Detailed Track (50 is the maximum number of point, i.e. once the last point reaches 50, the last point always is 50): http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0pmBzXKinDhgKpLRvqq8VUCrbr9VSkRpL
The wind shifted a bit to the north and is now blowing at 15kts from 85M. This allowed us to go back on a rhumb line
but we are still sailing close-hauled with full genoa and two reef in the main. These are typical trades wind condition of wind and sea and with a beautiful blue sky. The north swell from the tropical storm are decreasing so the sailing last night was more comfortable than previous night.
Michiel slept in the cockpit under a beautiful clear sky full of stars and then lighted by a beautiful moon. For dinner, I "had to" finished the mahi-mahi all by myself since Michiel's stomach declined to try it again. Sometime tonight we should start to see the lights of Puerto Rico and St. Thomas and expected to arrive tomorrow morning around 1pm.
Nov. 13 Formation of a cloud on the warm Atlantic ocean.