Day 3: NYC -> STT

Blue Note
Marco M.
Fri 16 Nov 2012 16:54
Date: Friday 16/11/12 - Time: 11:40 EDT
Position 33:07.8N  72:41.58W
COG 177M SOG 6.5 kt, Wind 66T 12 kt, Barometer 1016.2 rising
Temperatures: Air 22C, Sea 19.3C
Last 24h Sailed Distance: 157 NM
Sailed distance since departure: 490 NM
Time since departure: 3d 0h 00m
Average Speed since departure: 6.81  kt
Intention: sail to St. Thomas
Distance to End on rhumb line: 984 NM
ETA: Thursday Nov. 22 @ 22:00
Detailed Track (50 is the maximum number of point, i.e. once the last point reaches 50, the last point always is 50): http ://

The pharmaceutical experiment has already yield some conclusions:
1) The natural way of wrist band acupuncture solution was a failure. Isa did not feel good at all and decided to interrupt the treatment and opt of Sturgeron.
2) After 4 hours from the first (double pill dose) Isa is doing much better.
3) As a side effects, all three of us noticed a slight headache , that with only one pill of Advil we were able to make it disappear.
4) Doing one hour of working email in the morning while crossing the Gulf Stream negates the Sturgeron effect.
5) Sturgeron fails, expelling gastric-fluid over the leeward side of the boat always work.
Because in the morning I had exceed my email time allowance, I did not quite feel writing the noon report for the blog.
So today reports covers both days.

Last two days we sailed fast with an almost constant speed of 7 kt and winds of about 20-25 kts.
The crossing of the Gulf Stream was "smooth". And now the sea is relatively calm with 12kts of wind.
We are only waiting for the clouds cover to break to reveal the true spectacular "blue waters" of the Atlantic.

This afternoon we will let the fishing begin for the quest of a Mahi-Mahi.