Day 10 - day of squall and South wind

Blue Note
Marco M.
Mon 23 Nov 2015 17:06
Date:  Monday 23/11/15   - Time:  12:00 EDT
Position 19:8.507N  65:10.909W
COG 158M SOG 4.5kt, Wind 180T 11 kt,
Temperatures: Air 21 C, Sea 27 C
Barometer: 1012.7      hPa
Last 24h Sailed Distance: 125
Last 24h Decrease Distance on rhumb line: 115 NM
Sailed distance since departure: 1370 NM
Time since departure: 9d 20h 0m
Average Speed since departure: 5.67      kt
Average VMG since departure:   5.53  kt
Average VMG speed last 24h:    4.81 kt
Intention: sail to St. John - Leinster Bay.
Distance to End on rhumb line: 53 NM
ETA: Today, Monday May 23, 2015 @ 24:00

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

The last few miles to our deserved swim and painkiller are teaching us the patience of old sailors.
We tack around squall trying to catch the right wind shift and in between motor sail as close to the rhumb line as possible. At this point we estimate to make landfall in Leinster Bay around midnight under a bright
moon light (squall permitting).
Just in time for a beer before some sleep followed by the celebration swim at sunrise.

Riccardo yesterday gave me, unwitting to him, a lecture on the Greek Iliad and Odissea and then reading me
section of "Orlando Furioso" that he is currently re-reading.
Back at home I will download and read the Odissea preparing myself for the next sailing trip with Riccardo,
so that I could engage in a literature discussion with the "classic" Riccardo.

Sunday Nov 22 - Sunset