Day 7: STT-NYC May 1 @ 12:00 EDT
Tue 1 May 2012 16:15
Position 33:21.00N 73:48.26W
COG 314M, SOG 6.0 kt, Wind 160M 13 kt, Barometer 1020.8 stable
Temperatures: Air 25.4C, Sea 18.8 C
Last 24h Sailed Distance: 147 NM
Sailed distance since departure: 1037NM
Time since departure: 7d 2h 00m
Average Speed since departure: 6.10 kt
Intention: sail to NYC
Distance to End on track: 465 NM - Distance to End on rhumb line: 442 NM
ETA: Friday 5/4/12 @ 16:30 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
Fish and wind !
Just as we were about to prepare our lunch yesterday another Mahi-Mahi decided that the green fluorescence trusted lure
was too tempting to resist and offered himself to Blue Note.
The wind also picked up in the early afternoon and in order to make up for the slow motoring we could not resist to fly the spinnaker.
However right before sunset we switched to a more conservative full jib and staysail for the night.
In the morning, rested after a beautiful clear sky night, we decided to take the spinnaker out again and fly it wing on wing with the pole.
Now the wind has shifted more to the south and we removed the pole and are flying the spinnaker on the starboard side.
Wind forecast for the next few days still looks good, with perhaps a little bit more of motoring for the final approach to New York harbor.
Another Mahi-Mahi catch on Blue Note
Tai Chi on deck of Blue Note while sailing wing-on-wing with spinnaker