52 NM from Formentera

Blue Note
Marco M.
Sun 28 Jul 2013 13:17
Date: Sunday 28/07/13 - Time: 15:05 Madrid Time
Position 38:16.07N 00:31.19E
Speed = 3.0 kts
Wind speed = 9 kts
Wind direction = 200T
Sailed distance = 242NM
Sail time: 1d16h05m
Average = 6.28 kts
Average VMG = 6.03
Engine hours= 17 h

Around 2 am this morning the wind suddenly decreased and now there is a gently breeze of only 8-10 kts.
We considered run the engine hard and try to arrive in Formentera before the sunset at 10pm.
But that would have required an average speed of 6.2 kts that is hard to keep with the engine.
We resigned to a slow sail and target a landfall at sunrise tomorrow morning.
Now we have only the jib out on the wisker pole and doing 3.2 kts, just enough to give us a landfall of 6am tomorrow morning.