Day 19: STT -> Azores - 12 meters versus 35 meters

Blue Note
Marco M.
Thu 16 May 2013 14:15
Date: Thursday May 16 2013 - Time: 12:00 Blue Note Time - 10:00 EDT - 14:00 UTC
Position 37:03.7N 37:19.6W
COG 10T SOG 4.5kt, Wind 80T 14 kt, Barometer 1020.7 stable
Temperatures: Air ---C, Sea 12.0C
Last 24h Sailed Distance: 106 NM
Last 24h Decrease Distance on rhumb line: 26 NM
Sailed distance since departure: 2245NM
Time since departure: 19d 1h 00m
Average Speed since departure: 4.91 kt
Average VMG since departure: 3.94 kt
Average VMG last 24 hours: 1.09 kt
Intention: sail to Ponte Delgada
Distance to End on rhumb line: 558 NM
ETA: Thursday May 23, 2013
Diesel consumption:
- 48 gallon left
- 58% diesel burned with 70% of passage done, ratio = 1.32
- 103 hours left motoring
- 410 range left on motoring
- Ratio of Distance_to_End/Range_on_Engine = 1.35

Last night sailing yacht "La Cativa" called us on VHF
La Cativa was on a rhumb line for Horta proceeding at 9 kts against 14 kts of wind.
We exchanged some general information and the captain mentioned that they had left Antigua 7 days ago ....
Ha ... the difference between a 12 meters sailing vessel and a 35 meters sailing yacht ...

This morning cargo ship Lowlands Beilun informed us that they had received an email message that few days ago the sailing vessel "Lady Dumina"
with five people on board went missing. We are imagining that this is the same boat that "Remedio Santo" was looking for.

Curious is also to notice that we are at 37N 37W, same latitude same longitude.