Day 6: STT-NYC April 30 @ 12:00 EDT
Mon 30 Apr 2012 16:13
Position 31:19.89N 72:09.71W
COG 332M, SOG 5.5 kt, Wind 60M 6 kt, Barometer 1019.6 stable
Temperatures: Air 25.2C, Sea 18.3 C
Last 24h Sailed Distance: 126 NM
Sailed distance since departure: 890 NM
Time since departure: 6d 2h 00m
Average Speed since departure: 6.09 kt
Intention: sail to NYC
Distance to End on track: 613 NM - Distance to End on rhumb line: 570 NM
ETA: Friday 5/4/12 @ 16:35 EDT
Detailed Track (50 is the maximum number of point, i.e. once the last point reaches 50, the last point always is 50): http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0pmBzXKinDhgKpLRvqq8VUCrbr9VSkRpL
No wind and no fish.
Last 24 hours have been an absolute calm with constant motoring.
Our "last 24h" sailed distance went from a peak of 175 NM to a low of 120 NM.
Right now a weak wind seems to finally want to come in place and we are trying to motor sail.
I'm estimating to have burned so far about 31 gallons of diesel since we left Red Hook, fortunately Blue Note still has about 76 gallons left which
should be enough, if we really need to, to motor into New York Harbour.
The grib file shows winds at 10-15 kts, but reality does not match that. Not yet at least.
Motoring on calm sea is very easy and there is really no much to do (with a working autopilot),
so we tried to busy ourself with some stainless steel polish of the boat. But that only last a couple of hours, so the remaining time was spent doing some more reading.