Day 7 - Fully recovered

Blue Note
Marco M.
Fri 20 Nov 2015 17:08
Date:  Friday 20/11/15   - Time:  12:00 EDT
Position 25:34.521N  67:54.451W
COG 161M SOG 5.0kt, Wind 40T 12 kt,
Temperatures: Air 26 C, Sea 25.6 C
Barometer: 1015.4  hPa
Last 24h Sailed Distance: 141
Last 24h Decrease Distance on rhumb line: 138 NM
Sailed distance since departure: 940 NM
Time since departure: 6d 20h 0m
Average Speed since departure: 5.60      kt
Average VMG since departure:   5.43  kt
Average VMG speed last 24h:    5.77 kt
Intention: sail to St. Thomas
Distance to End on rhumb line: 467 NM
ETA: Tuesday May 24, 2015 @ 7:00

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

Riccardo is fully recovered and 100%.
Just like nothing happened. We have not resumed fishing yet so we are planing an Italian lunch with
pasta and caned tomatoes sauce and parmigiano cheese.
The wind now is light and more aft allowing us a comfortable reach towards St. Thomas.
The full genoa and the saysail is out while the main of course still on the 3rd reef.
Winds vary between 10 kt and 15 kt  with a resulting SOG between 5 and 7 kt.
Perhaps later we might try flying the asymmetric spinnaker.
Will check the next GRIB and see if it makes sense to accelerate or just enjoy an easy slow sail.

In order to pay for the probably costly repair of the main sail rip, I started to do some work and reply to some work-email.
Been able to work while sailing 500 NM from land makes me feel better and kind help to forget the rip of main.

A photo from Nov 17, right after the crossing of the Gulf Stream and before the 25+ kt wind stretch.

Riccardo revored
Nov 20 - Riccardo fully recovered and in warmer clothes.