Day 3.2 - From Gibraltar to La Gomera

Blue Note
Marco M.
Tue 14 Oct 2014 13:22
Date: Tuesday 14/10/14 - Time: 12:32 UTC
Position 32:34.9794N  9:38.91W
Last 24h Sailed Distance:  120 NM
Last 24h Decrease Distance on rhumb line: 95 NM
Sailed distance since departure: 345 NM
Time since departure: 3d 4h 32m
Average Speed since departure: 4.51  kt
Intention: sail to La Gamore
Distance to End on rhumb line: 471 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 another night with winds of 20-25 kts,
from the wrong direction - again.
This morning the winds was down but still from SW and the sea still rough.
They reported to have come across at about 11:00 UTC with a fleet of big sailing yacht.
Not sure which race this is - will do some web searching to see if I can find out.

GFS forecast are the winds to shift from the West in 6h and to be light until their arrival to La Gomera.
By the time they will get there, they will have forgot those nights with the boat heeling and the wind howling.

Metarea forecast:
Variable 2 to 4, locally Southwest 5 near coast at first.

North or Northwest 2 to 4, veering North or Northeast later.
Slight or moderate.

Track of Blue Note as Oct. 14 @ 12:00 UTC

Boat speed of Blue Note - it probably has some low points because of tacking in between the SPOT coordinates.

Wind forecast of Oct 14 @ 18 UTC and estimated position of Blue Note