Day 12 - GoPro kite round #2 - Fishing Sargasso - Sextant Moon/Sun Fix

Blue Note
Marco M.
Sun 28 Dec 2014 18:19
Date: Sunday 12/28/14 - Time:  14:35 UTC
Position 14:45.331N  51:38.952W
COG 300M SOG 6.0kt, Wind 54T 14 kt,
Temperatures: Air 28.1C, Sea 24.6C
Last 24h Sailed Distance: 146 NM
Last 24h Decrease Distance on rhumb line: 143 NM
Sailed distance since departure: 1703 NM
Time since departure: 12d 1h 57m
Average Speed since departure: 5.81      kt
Average VMG since departure:   5.00  kt
Intention: sail to Virgin Gorda
Distance to End on rhumb line: 765 NM
ETA: Friday January 2, 2015

Detailed Track (50 is the maximum number of point, i.e. once the last point reaches 50, the last point always is 50):

Perfect sailing conditions reaching in 14 kts of wind.

More experiment with the kite and the GoPro camera in order to get some stable video.
An improvement but not quite perfect. Tomorrow we will try again to improve the stability.

The GoPro UFO - all to try to get stable video :)

Blue Note sailing the Blue Atlantic Ocean on a reach

The kite operators

The tuna lure has been catching lots of Sargasso but no tuna yet.

The very impressive fix using the sun and the moon. Within 3.5 miles of our GPS position !!!
Dot is Blue Note GPS position X is fix by moon and sun site calculated by the OpenCPN program.