Passage NYC Day 5
Fri 20 May 2011 16:47
Position 28:47.41N 69:4.89W
COG 343M, SOG 5.5 kt, Wind 175M 4.3 kt, Barometer 1007.7 stable
Temperatures: Air 29.8C, Sea 22.35C
Last 24h Sailed Distance: 153NM
Sailed distance since departure: 687 NM
Time since departure: 4d 18h 00m
Average Speed since departure: 6.03 kt
Intention: sail to NYC
Distance to End on rhumb line: 756 NM
ETA: Wednesday May 25 17:00
35 NM to go before the mid-point.
The last two days have been very good and fast. We reached a top average speed over a two hours period of
7.6 kts and a peak "last 24h distance" of 165 NM thanks to a 10-12 kts wind on the beam and the use of the spinnaker. We continued to use the spinnaker at night.
Unfortunately, as it often happen, good things tend to end, so did the wind. At about 3am the wind died and we had start motor sailing.
Last night we finished to eat the tuna (an improvised paella with rice, tomatos, garlic,
peperoncino, saffron and of course tuna) So, the good news is that today the lure is back in the water and
this time we are looking forward to a mahi-mahi.