Passage NYC Day 8
Mon 23 May 2011 17:23
Position 34:22.4N 72:30.46W
COG 348M, SOG 6.2 kt, Wind ?M 3kt, Barometer 1009.0 rising
Temperatures: Air 26.3C, Sea 18.3C
Last 24h Sailed Distance: 152NM
Sailed distance since departure: 1089 NM
Time since departure: 7d 18h 00m
Average Speed since departure: 5.86kt
Average VMG speed since departure: 5.58kt
Intention: sail to NYC
Distance to End on rhumb line: 387NM
ETA: Thursday May 26 09:30
Yesterday, was a good day of sailing and fishing.
The wind picked up to 13-17kts from the NNE and we were sailing close haul with a good 15 degree of heeling.
Just around 2pm the proven lure did not disappointed us providing a mahi-mahi, about 2-1/2 ft.
I was not easy to clean the fish on the leeward side of a boat heeling 15 degrees, luckily it was Jeff honor to do it.
At night the boat was still heeling hard so we put in hold the mahi for today calmer lunch day.
This morning we entered another High pressure zone of no wind and blue sky, so we are motoring at full rpm heading NNW.
Late this afternoon we should come out on the other side (or rather the H move East) and pick the South winds of the High and some hours after that also the Gulf current. So we are hoping to
pick up some time in the next couple of days.
Sunset on Blue Note Mahi-mahi for lunch while in the center of a H