Passage NYC Day 3
Wed 18 May 2011 16:16
Position 23:53.0N 67:14.85W
COG 354M, SOG 6.7 kt, Wind 135M 13 kt, Barometer 1004.7 rising
Temperatures: Air 28C, Sea 23.7C
Last 24h Sailed Distance: 145 NM
Sailed distance since departure: 375NM
Time since departure: 3d 00h 00m
Average Speed since departure: 5.68 kt
Intention: sail to NYC
Distance to End on rhumb line: 1067 NM
ETA: Thursday May 26 7:40
Past the 1/4 of the trip mark.
The fisherman who don't not know what he catches:
Thanks to Henrik who pointed out that what we caught was probably a black fin tuna, just like the one I got while sailing back to the BVI from Anguilla.
After a careful review of pictures and in depth reading of a fish book and finally a tasting of the row fish ... we concluded that indeed the catch was a black fin tuna.
Bleeding of the Black fin Tuna
The successful lure
Sashimi on Blue Note at sunset served with Pinot Grigio from Italy
A very good last 24 hours of sailing with 15-20 kts of wind.
During the night wind shifted to the south and ran wing on wing with the genoa on the pole.
Now is back on a broad beam reach and we are flying the spinnaker in 13knts wind doing between 6.5 and 7.5 kts.
This morning we noticed that, after a season under the intense sun of the Caribbean, the leach of the genoa
was started to come apart. So, sail maker Jeff, went to work and after bringing the genoa on deck the leach was stitched back.
No more fishing since, in spite of the generous portion we have been serving our self for the top quality sashimi, we will have still
tuna for the two days. Kind of boring without the excitement of fishing but the spinnaker keep us busy.