Day 1: STT-NYC April 25 @ 12:00 EDT

Blue Note
Marco M.
Wed 25 Apr 2012 16:04
Date: Wednesday 25/04/11 - Time: 12:00 EDT
Position 20:36.17N  65:22.00W
COG 333M, SOG 5.2 kt, Wind 133M 4 kt, Barometer 1013.2 rising
Temperatures: Air 27.5C, Sea 23.1C
Last 24h Sailed Distance: 132 NM
Sailed distance since departure: 142 NM
Time since departure: 1d 2h 00m
Average Speed since departure: 5.42 kt
Intention: sail to NYC
Distance to End on track: 1362 NM  - Distance to End on rhumb line: 1286 NM
ETA: Saturday 5/5/12  @ 24::00 EDT
Detailed Track (50 is the maximum number of point, i.e. once the last point reaches 50, the last point always is 50):
email: mastrapasqua {CHANGE TO AT} ieee {DOT} org

We had a beautiful sailing day yesterday.
In the afternoon a school of dolphin decided to say goodbye to Blue Note  and escorted us for several minutes.
The wind was from the south-south-east at 13 to 16 kts and we had the asymmetric spinnaker up all day up to 10pm
doing between 6 and 7 knots. After 10pm we kept sailing with the main only but the wind kept diminishing and at 4am we started the engine since we had to charge the battery anyway. The wind kept going down and we are now only motoring.
Since all sails were down, this morning we concentrated on fishing and around 11am a 3.5 feet Mahi-Mahi agreed to offer himself to Blue Note.
Winds forecast are for the wind to come back this evening and it should stay constant out of the east at 10-15 kts for the next several days.


April 24, Flying the spinnaker with dolphin escorting us.


April 25, Louis with our catch of the day a 3.5 ft Mahi-Mahi.