Day 11: STT -> Azores - Passed the half-point mark

Blue Note
Marco M.
Wed 8 May 2013 15:06
Date: Wednesday 08/05/13 - Time: 12:00 Blue Note Time - 11:00 EDT
Position 29:11.8N 47:38.6W
COG 86T SOG 6.1kt, Wind 24T 16 kt, Barometer 1015.7 stable
Temperatures: Air 19.3C, Sea 16.3C
Last 24h Sailed Distance: 141 NM
Last 24h Decrease Distance on rhumb line: 120 NM
Sailed distance since departure: 1276 NM
Time since departure: 11d 2h 00m
Average Speed since departure: 4.80 kt
Average VMG since departure: 4.30 kt
Intention: sail to Horta
Distance to End on rhumb line: 1100 NM
ETA: Sunday May 19, 2013
Diesel consumption:
- 50 gallon left
- 57% diesel burned with 51% of passage done, ratio = 0.90
- 106 hours left motoring
- 420 range left on motoring

We passed the half-point mark: Now are now close to the Azores than the Caribbean from where we left.
Wind stayed constant going from 14 to 18 kts and we continued our close hauled course.
From the weather forecast it looks like we will continue our easterly heading for another two or three days before tacking and start to heading north.

Refrigerator is empty of Mahi-Mahi, so the lure is back in the water and Damien added a flying fish that during the night had landed on the deck to make the lure more appealing.
We shall see, but so far the Frenchman fishing tricks have not yield yet.