Day 16: STT -> Azores - Back on port tack

Blue Note
Marco M.
Mon 13 May 2013 14:56
Date: Monday May 13 2013 - Time: 12:00 Blue Note Time - 10:00 EDT - 14:00 UTC
Position 32:29.7N  38:35.7W
COG 107T SOG 5.5kt, Wind 46T 16 kt, Barometer 1019.0 stable
Temperatures: Air 17.8C, Sea 14.8C
Last 24h Sailed Distance: 126 NM
Last 24h Decrease Distance on rhumb line: 64 NM
Sailed distance since departure: 1892 NM
Time since departure: 16d 1h 00m
Average Speed since departure: 4.91  kt
Average VMG since departure:   4.28 kt
Average VMG last 24 hours: 2.68 kt
Intention: sail to Ponte Delgada
Distance to End on rhumb line: 709 NM
ETA: Monday May 20, 2013
Diesel consumption:
        - 48 gallon left
        - 58% diesel burned with 70% of passage done, ratio = 1.21
        - 103 hours left motoring
        - 410 range left on motoring
        - Ratio of Distance_to_End/Range_on_Engine = 1.72

This morning we tack back to port. Because of the east to west current the VMG on starboard tack was very poor.
On port tack the current is right against us but allows to keep a better VMG.
Still is going to be  a long way to fight current and wind to the Azores.

On the good news this morning we caught a big tuna, about 30 lbs. We believe is a bigeye tuna.
So, we might miss our flights but we now have enough tuna for at least four days.

Damien with his catch of the day.