Day 7: STT -> Azores - No wind no sun
Sat 4 May 2013 14:07
Position 26:41.4N 56:09.8W
COG 60T SOG 3.4 kt, Wind 240T 3 kt, Barometer 1001.8 falling
Temperatures: Air 24.1C, Sea 19.3C
Last 24h Sailed Distance: 90 NM
Sailed distance since departure: 780NM
Time since departure: 7d 3h 00m
Average Speed since departure: 4.56 kt
Average VMG since departure: 4.02 kt
Intention: sail to Horta
Distance to End on rhumb line: 1556 NM
ETA: Sometime in 2013
- 58 gallon left
- 49% diesel burned with 31% of passage done, ration = 0.62
- 124 hours left motoring
- 490 range left on motoring
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=0EIVGO9oiEYLjqAfRxhderm34cEEF9dMP>http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0EIVGO9oiEYLjqAfRxhderm34cEEF9dMP
No wind and no sun today.
A gray day with a light rain falling down.
The 3 kts of wind we have are form the East while the grib says we should have 8 from the west.
Engine is running and we are doing our best to increase our speed by motor sailing any time a "breeze" of 6 kts appears.
It's amazing that now I'm considering 6 kts a breeze and I will be extremely happy to get 8 kts of wind.
No sight of any sail boat or cargo ship, it starts to feels like we have been left behind in this doldrums.
Yesterday we enjoyed a 4 start restaurant meal on Blue Note with Mahi-Mahi served with rice and Pinot Grigio del Friuli.
In the afternoon a fish made the reel sounds the "zzzz". Damien started the battle to bring it into Blue Note. From the pool and the amount of line it took it was probably bigger than the one we got the other day. Unfortunately after few minutes it broke off.
So the lure is back in the water and today we will have to have pasta for lunch.
After sunset but before the moonless night got dark we also spot some dolphin swimming around Blue Note.
So, all would be good if we could just get some wind.
Whale spotted on the evening of May 2nd
Lunch on Blue Note