Day 2.25 - From Gibraltar to La Gomera

Blue Note
Marco M.
Mon 13 Oct 2014 15:10
Date: Monday 13/10/14 - Time: 13:00 UTC
Position 33:38.0118N  8:49.0266W
Last 24h Sailed Distance:  120 NM
Last 24h Decrease Distance on rhumb line: 109 NM
Sailed distance since departure: 257 NM
Time since departure: 2d 6h 00m
Average Speed since departure: 4.75  kt
Intention: sail to La Gamore
Distance to End on rhumb line: 541 NM
ETA: Saturday Oct 18
Detailed Track (50 is the maximum number of point, i.e. once the last point reaches 50, the last point always is 50):

Spoke with Blue Note this morning and Yael ha yafa and Jeff reported to had a first rough first day with winds of 20-25 kts,
from the wrong direction.
This morning the winds and sea were calmer and the wind was reported to be from the south at 10 kts.
The strategy is to head West until the winds will start to veer again and then tack to SE

Unfortunately later today and early tomorrow they will get more head winds (SW) at about 15-20 kts.
This is the latest from Metarea:
Right now they are at 33.6 N and the lower bound of Casablanca area is 32N
Increasing West or Southwest 4 to 6 from northwest, locally 7 in far
northeast later, then veering West or Northwest 3 to 5 at end.
Moderate or rough.
Thundery rain or showers.

Northerly 3 or 4, backing Westerly soon, locally 5 in far northeast
at end.
Some showers.

From Tomorrow noon UTC all should be passed and winds will be light from W adn then an easy ride to La Gomera.

Track of Blue Note as Oct. 13 @ 13:00 UTC

Boat speed of Blue Note

Wind forecast of Oct 14 @ 00 UTC and estimated position of Blue Note