Passage NYC Day 6
Sat 21 May 2011 16:47
Position 30:49.81N 69:53.15W
COG 357M, SOG 4.2 kt, Wind 300M 8kt, Barometer 1004.8 stable
Temperatures: Air 29.3C, Sea 21.25C
Last 24h Sailed Distance: 127NM
Sailed distance since departure: 820 NM
Time since departure: 5d 18h 30m
Average Speed since departure: 5.92kt
Intention: sail to NYC
Distance to End on rhumb line: 627 NM
ETA: Wednesday May 25 21:30
Yesterday afternoon was a NO day: no wind, no fish only lots of sun shine and a beautiful vast Atlantic ocean.
Wind died completely and there was only motoring not even motor-sailing.
To entertain our self, we experimented with underwater videos of Blue Note motoring in the middle of the Atlantic. Will need some editing an a fast and cheap internet connection before uploading it to Youtube.
At 4am this morning, as the grib files had predicted, the wind come back a bit from SSW and we could start motor sailing. At 6am we hoist the spinnaker once again and finally gave a rest to the engine. It should be good for a little bit and then again an area of no wind for then finally taking again SSW winds that should bring us straight and fast to New York.