Passage NYC Day 9

Blue Note
Marco M.
Tue 24 May 2011 16:21
Date: Tuesday 24/05/11 - Time: 12:00 EDT - 16:00 UTC
Position 36:59.27N  73:26.54W
COG 345M, SOG 6.7 kt, Wind 250M  ~15kt (wind indicator not working) , Barometer 1000.8 faling
Temperatures: Air 27.0C, Sea 13.4C
Last 24h Sailed Distance: 172NM
Sailed distance since departure: 1256 NM
Time since departure: 8d 18h 00m
Average Speed since departure: 5.98kt
Average VMG speed since departure: 5.71kt
Intention: sail to NYC
Distance to End on rhumb line: 225NM
ETA: Thursday May 26 00:00

We are now in the cold waters of the east coast of the US.
Last evening around 6pm the wind finally arrived and we sailed with the spinnaker up during a dinner with "pasta alla carbonara".
The wind continued to increase in strength during the night, so we first switched to jib and mainsail and ended up, with winds 20-25kts in the middle of crossing the Gulf Stream, with one reef main and a partially furled jib. Between the wind and the Gulf push we reached an average speed, over a two hours period, of 8.3kts and a 24h sailed distance of 172 miles.


Blue Note's Spinnaker trimmer