Day 10: NYC -> STT

Blue Note
Marco M.
Fri 23 Nov 2012 18:03
Date: Friday 23/11/12 - Time: 12:10 EDT
Position 19:02.7N  65:04.8W
COG 165M SOG 6.7kt, Wind 300M 12 kt, Barometer 1010.4 stable
Temperatures: Air 30.8C, Sea 27.0C
Last 24h Sailed Distance: 134 NM
Sailed distance since departure: 1447 NM
Time since departure: 10d 0h 31m
Average Speed since departure: 6.02 kt
Intention: sail to St. Thomas
Distance to End on rhumb line: 44 NM
ETA: Friday Nov. 23 @ 19:30
Mahi-Mahi count: 4
Pinot Grigio bottles: 6
Rioja bottles: 3
Beer: 5

We have been motoring since Wednesday at 8pm.
Before the winds were just very weak but yesterday we had even hours of perfect absolute calm.
So, I'm afraid that in this trip we will not beat any record for the least amount of diesel consumed ...

It was so calm last night that we gave our self a "movie" night wit the new installed high definition LED-LCD TV
and speaker system. The choice was  to skip serious French  movies but instead select a "typical
happy ending" American movie.

This morning we resumed our quest for a tuna and set the lure early in the morning.
At 7:30 am a ~4.5 feet marlin gave us a show of jumps and fight. After a while we were able to bring him next to the boat and
tried to remove the hook. It turned out to be difficult and we settled for cutting the wire. Hopefully it will be fine and eventually the hook will come out by itself.

ETA is for 7:30 pm. We will probably stop at Joist van Dyke for immediately run to Foxy for a large numbers of
"Pain killer" and "Bush-wacker".

Photos to follow while in WIFi range.