Day 1 - Oxford MD to Chesapeake to St. Thomas

Blue Note
Marco M.
Sat 14 Nov 2015 17:36
Date:  Saturday 14/11/15   - Time:  12:10 EDT
Position 36:56.761N  75:55.88W
COG 350M SOG 6.5kt, Wind 138T 16 kt,
Temperatures: Air 14C, Sea 9.1C
Barometer: 1023.3 hPa
Last 24h Sailed Distance: ---
Last 24h Decrease Distance on rhumb line: 169 NM
Sailed distance since departure: 122 NM
Time since departure: 0d 20h 10m
Average Speed since departure: 5.42      kt
Average VMG since departure:   4.78  kt
Average VMG speed last 24h:   --  kt
Intention: sail to St. Thomas
Distance to End on rhumb line: 1262 NM
ETA: Tuesday May 24, 2015

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

We arrived from NJ in Oxford at 9am after an early rise in New Jersey.
On the list of things before departure there was changing the wind sensor on top of the mast and resolving issue that prevent the
new SIM card for the Inmarsat satellite to connect to the internet.
As usual all takes longer than expected on the boat.
A couple of visit to the top of the mast and a reconnection of wires at the bottom of the mast fixed that problem.
The satellite internet communications required few phone calls with the Ocen office in Seattle and several configuration changes.
At 2pm all was fixed. We had then to return the rental car and shop for fresh fruits and vegetables.

At 4pm we set off with a brisk 20 to 25 kts of wind gusting to 30 kts.
Soon was dark and cold very cold.
We sailed south in the Chesapeake with only the staysail and speeds of 8 kts +

At 10:30 of November 14 we reached the South entrance of the Chesapeake  and we are heading towards the warmer Caribbean waters.

Some pictures on FB