Day 4: NYC -> STT

Blue Note
Marco M.
Sat 17 Nov 2012 17:03
Date: Saturday 17/11/12 - Time: 11:40 EDT
Position 31:12.198N  71:32.46W
COG 164M SOG 4.7 kt, Wind 30T 4 kt, Barometer 1019 rising
Temperatures: Air 24.3C, Sea 20.7C
Last 24h Sailed Distance: 134 NM
Sailed distance since departure: 620 NM
Time since departure: 4d 0h 10m
Average Speed since departure: 6.44  kt
Intention: sail to St. Thomas
Distance to End on rhumb line: 854 NM
ETA: Friday Nov. 23 @ 12:00
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 is off.
Everyone is off any pills, waters are calm and the sea legs are built.

A moment of panic occurred yesterday.
As it often happen, the lady of the trip managed to clog the head.
The embarrassment was start to be almost unbearable and desperation was about to set, when the perseverance of "pumping" finally solved the problem. No pictures will be provided on the above subject.

Yesterday we had periods of warm rain that did not stop us for catching the first Mahi Mahi
of the trip, 34" long.
Isa was so eager to have the promised Mahi-Mahi for and the Pinot Grigio that we had to have it (half of it) for dinner last night. Not such an easy task for the cook (who happen also to be the skipper and the dish washer guy..) since last night we still enjoyed 16kt of wind on a close hull course and the boat healing a good 15 degrees.
The wind died in the night and the sky open to a beautiful show of moonless stars .

This morning we have the almost perfect (if was not for lack of wind) Atlantic day.
No cloud in the sky and a deep blue water.

Emacs!       Emacs!
Nov 13 - Leaving NY harbor                               Nov 13 - Cold but still enthusiastic about the adventure.

Emacs!        Emacs!
Nov 14 - Isa staring at the horizon trying to           Nov. 16 The first Mahi Mahi of the trip
prove that the natural way of wrist band acupuncture
anti-sea sickness solution could work.

Emacs!          Emacs!
Nov 17 - Morning in the middle of the Atlantic       Nov 17 - Breakfast in the middle of the Atlantic