Day 13 - Chris Birthday at sea and Mhai Mahi #4

Blue Note
Marco M.
Mon 29 Dec 2014 16:17
Date: Monday 12/29/14 - Time:  13:40 UTC
Position 15:43.661N  54:1.428W
COG 300M SOG 6.5kt, Wind 96T 16 kt,
Temperatures: Air 27.9C, Sea 24.1C
Last 24h Sailed Distance: 157 NM
Last 24h Decrease Distance on rhumb line: 156 NM
Sailed distance since departure: 1853 NM
Time since departure: 13d 0h 50m
Average Speed since departure: 5.87      kt
Average VMG since departure:   5.22  kt
Average speed last 24h:   6.62  kt
Intention: sail to Virgin Gorda
Distance to End on rhumb line: 616 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 on a broad reach in 16 kts of wind and a fast sail to Virgin Gorda with a last 24h average speed of 6.62 kts

Yesterday evening we gave up on the tuna lure that was just collecting Sargasso and switch back to the well proved
Mahi lure (less prone to collect Sargasso) and 30 minutes later right before sunset a 10 lbs Mahi Mahi offered himself to Blue Note.
This was Mahi-Mahi #4 of the trip and the crew has mastered the skinning and filleting process to a near perfection.

This morning we woke up to another beautiful day in the Atlantic a perfect day to celebrate Chris birthday.
We will have a special Italian meal and will report with menu and photo on tomorrow blog.

Chris send his thanks to Shmulik, Keren & Gabriella for their very welcome Inmarsat message.

Chris Birthday at sea opening cards and present

Late afternoon light in the Atlantic.