Day 2: STT-NYC April 26 @ 12:00 EDT

Blue Note
Marco M.
Thu 26 Apr 2012 18:45
Date: Thursday 26/04/11 - Time: 12:00 EDT
Position 22:33.7N  66:33.50W
COG 333M, SOG 6.5 kt, Wind 78M 16 kt, Barometer 1015.7 rising
Temperatures: Air 26.3C, Sea 21.7C
Last 24h Sailed Distance: 136 NM
Sailed distance since departure: 276 NM
Time since departure: 2d 2h 00m
Average Speed since departure: 5.52 kt
Intention: sail to NYC
Distance to End on track: 1226 NM  - Distance to End on rhumb line: 1154 NM
ETA: Saturday 5/5/12  @ 18::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):

Yesterday was a no-wind day. We motored until 4am this morning when finally the wind come back.
Now we are on a close reach with 10-15 knts wind and doing 6-7 kts SOG.

Because the refrigerator is still full of Mahi-Mahi, yesterday there was no much to do but read books.
I finished my sailing book "Cape Horn to Starboard" by John Kretschmer. A very nice book that recount how the author dropped out of college, learn how to sail and then succeed to fulfill his dram to sail from NYC to San Francisco via Cape Horn. All done in 1984 before satellite phones and GPS and in a 32 ft sailboat.
The most amazing things is that when in New York preparing for departure John meet John Evans who encouraged him and help him advertising his project. I had the privilege to meet John Evans when our daughters were riding at the same barn. Unfortunately John Evans passed away of heart attack a year after we met. During the cold and long hours passed watching out daughters riding he had told me of his Atlantic crossing on a sailboat and he was also my encouragement to get a sail boat and sail the Atlantic as I'm doing now.
I did not knew that John Evans was mentioned in the book I was reeding and was quite a surprise and a sign of destiny.
So I will dedicate today sail to John Evans and his encouragements and thank him again.