Day 3.5: NYC-STT

Blue Note
Marco M.
Tue 8 Nov 2011 15:56
Date: Tuesday 08/11/11 - Time: 15:46 UTC
Position 32:21.40N  73:56.93W
COG 190M, SOG 6.5 kt, Wind 50M 28 kt, Barometer 1002.7 falling
Temperatures: Air 21C, Sea 20C
Last 24h Sailed Distance: 175NM
Sailed distance since departure: 527NM
Time since departure: 3d 11h 36m
Average Speed since departure: 6.31 kt
Intention: sail to STT
Distance to End on track: 975 NM  - Distance to End on rhumb line: 975NM
ETA: Monday 11/14/11 22:00
Detailed Track (50 is the maximum number of point, i.e. once the last point reaches 50, the last point always is 50):

The crossing of the Gulf-stream yesterday went well and was uneventful. After the crossing we did not follow a rhumb line for St. Thomas
but rather kept a 185-190M course in order to stay west of the low pressure that is south. The same low pressure was upgraded this morning to tropical storm Sean and it is expected to move North-North-east in the next couple of days. So staying at a fare distance on the west was
a good choice. At night the wind increased to 25-30 knts and we sailed in a very comfortable broad reach very fast with a peak average
speed over a 2 hours period of 8.3kt. This morning the wind increased to 30kts gusting to 35kt and we are now to the third reef in the main sail. We also got some warm rain but right now the sun is back. No fishing yet since it would be a "bit problematic" bring in a catch
with 30 kts wind and a boat doing 7-8kts. ... Fishing will have to wait for tomorrow or the day after tomorrow when the wind are expected to
decrease quite a bit.

Nov. 7 - Michiel enjoying the wind and waves


Nov. 8 Michiel, having a morning cofee