Day 5: NYC -> STT
Sun 18 Nov 2012 16:48
Position 28:55.8N 70:21.1W
COG 164M SOG 6.4 kt, Wind 90T 14 kt, Barometer 1015.4 falling
Temperatures: Air 24.3C, Sea 20.7C
Last 24h Sailed Distance: 153 NM
Sailed distance since departure: 771 NM
Time since departure: 5d 0h 0m
Average Speed since departure: 6.43 kt
Intention: sail to St. Thomas
Distance to End on rhumb line: 705 NM
ETA: Friday Nov. 23 @ 10:00
Passed the middle point of the trip !
Yesterday was a relaxing motor-sailing day with sun and blue Atlantic water.
The highlight was the lunch with Mahi-Mahi cooked with home grown herbs from David garden.
Served with white rice, French baguette, red cabbage and - of course - Pinot grigio.
In the afternoon the wind start to build up again to 16kts and we could turned off the engine, the night was sailed on a close hull course
with full canvas doing about 7.2 kts of average.
In the afternoon, as the wind start to build, we also resumed the fishing since our Mahi-Mahi supply had terminated and just after less than two hours a 31" Mahi
offered himself for today lunch.
This morning some clouds and passing shower are back and wind decreased to 14 kts.
The forecast are for tomorrow to have another patch of calm before the wind should shift and a westerly wind should be able to carry us
to the Virgin Island for an expected landfall in the morning of Friday.
Nov 17 - Lunch on Blue Note Nov 17 - Relaxing with a book after lunch
Nov 17 - Catch of the day (31" Mahi-Mahi) Nov. 17 A taste of Mahi sashimi