STT-NYC May 4 @ 11:50 am - Arrived in 10 days 1 hour 50 minutes

Blue Note
Marco M.
Fri 4 May 2012 19:22
Arrived !
Date: Friday 4/05/11 - Time: 11:50 EDT
Position 40:42.62N  74:02.41W
Sailed distance since departure: 1526NM
Time since departure: 10d 1h 50m
Average Speed since departure: 6.31 kt
Detailed Track (50 is the maximum number of point, i.e. once the last point reaches 50, the last point always is 50):
This time this link should work

The winds died yesterday and we had to motored in a calm Atlantic towards the New Jersey shore.
Many times dolphin kept us company until sunset.
The stretch from Barnegat Bay to the entrance of the Ambrose channel was done at dark with a thick fog and we were very happy to have both AIS and a good radar
since there were a number of small  fishing boats going out without AIS. Channel 16  was quite busy with the big tug boats calling all the AIS deprived vessels and
trying to find out what they were doing, following which course and at what speed.
The best was a selling vessels without radar or AIS and with his captain not quite sure about his GPS coordinates
(looks like he had GPS inside the boat but his radio was outside). The tugs had hard time trying not to run him over.

As soon as we arrived we refuel (58 gallons) and went for lunch at my favor Pakistan restaurant in Jersey City.

Louis was a great crew and company for the trip, eager to learn all the secrets of Blue Note and to read all the sailing books I have on board.
He found most intriguing and good "The physic of sail explained" by B.D.Anderson.
He never refused to get the spinnaker out and did it always with enthusiasm.
He is now on a water taxi to NYC for some rest and fun night life with his many NYC friends.

Will post a detailed trip analysis with statistics and plots in few days.
We also have some videos that need to be edited and will be posted.