Day 1: STT -> Azores

Blue Note
Marco M.
Sun 28 Apr 2013 16:07
Date: Sunday 28/04/13 - Time: 12:00 EDT
Position 20:12.5N  64:04.13W
COG 72M SOG 5.5 kt, Wind 145M 13 kt, Barometer 1006.9 stable
Temperatures: Air 27.3C, Sea 23.6C
Last 24h Sailed Distance: 123 NM
Sailed distance since departure: 137 NM
Time since departure: 1d 3h 00m
Average Speed since departure: 5.10  kt
Intention: sail to Horta
Distance to End on rhumb line: 2130 NM
ETA: Sunday May 19
Detailed Track (50 is the maximum number of point, i.e. once the last point reaches 50, the last point always is 50):

First 24 hours on Blue Note went very well with light from East North-East winds.
We had to keep a course west of the rhumb-line and at time also motorsail.
Now winds is at 12 kts from South-East and we are on a closed hauled course  for Horta with full mainsail, genoa and staysail doing about 5.5 kts.
Sea calm with big swell of 4-7 ft from North-East caused by the big storm that was West of the Azores last week.

As we were passing the shallow banks west of Annegada, we caught a big barracuda.
It made it good for some pictures but we did not kept it for food because of the scare of ciguatera.
From early this morning we have two lure out: one, the usual successful lure, that ride on top of the water and  another,
on a separate line, attached to a "diver" that force the lure to ride deeper.
So far no luck with either. I hope that the deep lure is not scaring fish away from the surface lure.

Barracuda caught on the banks west of Anegada