Day 9: STT -> Azores - wind, sun and fish
Mon 6 May 2013 15:16
Position 28:12N 52:48W
COG 90T SOG 5.9 kt, Wind 25T 17 kt, Barometer 1008 raising
Temperatures: Air 21.5C, Sea 18.3C
Last 24h Sailed Distance: 116 NM
Last 24h Decrease Distance on rhumb line: 112 NM
Sailed distance since departure: 993NM
Time since departure: 9d 2h 00m
Average Speed since departure: 4.55 kt
Average VMG since departure: 4.07 kt
Intention: sail to Horta
Distance to End on rhumb line: 1356 NM
ETA: Monday May 20, 2013
- 50 gallon left
- 57% diesel burned with 40% of passage done, ratio = 0.70
- 106 hours left motoring
- 420 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
A good day: Wind + sun + fish
Yesterday at 6pm we turned the engine off and start to sail on a closed hauled course.
First with a 8 kts wind that increased to 17 kts at the moment.
Forecast are for the wind to continue around 15 kts for the next 3 days but veer more to the east, so that it will force to start to sail a bit south of rhumb line
but nevertheless sail.
At 10 am this morning the proven lure brought us the second Mahi-Mahi of the trip.
Not as big as the first but still good for two meals.
Finnaly sailing on a close hauled corse with all canvas out.
Damien cleaning the catch of the day.