Day 1: NYC -> STT

Blue Note
Marco M.
Wed 14 Nov 2012 17:20
Date: Wednesday 14/11/12 - Time: 12:00 EDT
Position 38:02.0N  74:25.7W
COG 187M SOG 7.0 kt, Wind 24T 18 kt, Barometer 1030 rising
Temperatures: Air 9C, Sea 6.1C
Last 24h Sailed Distance: 166 NM
Sailed distance since departure: 170 NM
Time since departure: 1d 1h 34m
Average Speed since departure: 6.95  kt
Intention: sail to St. Thomas
Distance to End on track: 1331 NM  - Distance to End on rhumb line: 1285 NM
ETA: Friday Nov. 23
Detailed Track (50 is the maximum number of point, i.e. once the last point reaches 50, the last point always is 50): http ://

First day at sea was fast and cold.
Had good NNW wind as soon as we exit the Ambrose Channel and we started to follow the NJ cost.
The wind gradually increased to 30kt and shifted to the NNE and (as usually happen at night) we had to jibe and reef the mainsail.
This morning the wind decreased a bit and is now at 20kts. But as result of the wind during the night quite big waves built up.
Wind should continue to decrease in the next 24 hours and be a more gentle 10-15 kt for the crossing of the Gulf Stream.
After the grib files indicates that we might have to pass a region of absolute calm, but by that time the water and air should be warm and
we will probably enjoy few days of motoring and fishing.

A pharmaceutical experiment is in course on Blue Note.
David and I decided to take the magic Sturgeron pills. Isa opted for the "natural" way of wrist band acupuncture solution.
First results report that Marco is able to write email on the Computer and David wash the dishes while Isa tend to spend most of her time
outside staring at the horizon ...
And she also decided to forget the "natural" way and start a treatment of the magic Sturgeron pills.