Day 2 - St. Thomas to Chesapeake - Champagne sailing

Blue Note
Marco M.
Thu 7 May 2015 16:36
Date:  Thursday 06/06/14 - Time:  12:30 EDT
Position 23:07.251N  67:02.1W
COG 11M SOG 6.1kt, Wind 132T 13 kt,
Temperatures: Air 32C, Sea 25.6C
Barometer: 1015 mB
Last 24h Sailed Distance: 145 NM
Last 24h Decrease Distance on rhumb line: 142 NM
Sailed distance since departure: 318 NM
Time since departure: 2d 0h 20m
Average Speed since departure: 6.51  kt
Average VMG since departure:   6.46  kt
Average VMG speed last 24h:   5.94  kt
Intention: sail to Chesapeake Bay
Distance to End on rhumb line: 955 NM
ETA: Thursday May 14, 2015

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

By now the Volvo ocean race must have arrived to Newport, but just few days ago they were sailing in the same
waters and wind that Blue Note is now. The Volvo crew referred it as "Champagne sailing" becasue of the perfect
sailing conditions: blue sky, warm air and water, calm sea and constant breeze at 15 kts.

This is what Blue Note is experience too now. We don't have Champagne to celebrate, but a gin-and-tonic
was due for an early lunch snack.
No much to do right now on BLue Note. She is sailing on wing-on-wing since the wind had shifted a bit.
Sailing at a speed between 6.3 and 5.5 kts and debating if I should try the wing-on-wing with the spinnaker.
maybe tomorrow or later today since the forecast are for lighter winds.
Start to read the many sailing magazine, some of them from the Atlantic crossing, that were still un-read.



Champagne sailing

 "Champagne sailing" with the lure in the water