Day 3 - Light wind night

Blue Note
Marco M.
Fri 8 May 2015 17:19
Date:  Friday 08/05/14 - Time:  12:30 EDT
Position 24:42.893N  68:01.549W
COG 0M SOG 6.2kt, Wind 135T 14 kt,
Temperatures: Air 30C, Sea 25.1C
Barometer: 1017 mB
Last 24h Sailed Distance: 122 NM
Last 24h Decrease Distance on rhumb line: 118 NM
Sailed distance since departure: 443 NM
Time since departure: 3d 0h 50m
Average Speed since departure: 6.02  kt
Average VMG since departure:   5.94  kt
Average VMG speed last 24h:   4.90  kt
Intention: sail to Chesapeake Bay
Distance to End on rhumb line: 835 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):

Last night was spent trying to sail in very light winds of 8 to 10 kts
First by adjusting the trim and course trying to avoid the back fill of the main sail in the swell.
When the main does backfill, it slaps back with a loud noise that is even more strong in the cabin and make resting near impossible.
Failing to find a solution I finally resign to bring the main down and start the engine.
However no later than an hour after that the wind was back to 14 kts on the beam.
So back the main up and engine off just to discovered that the wind was short lived and a prelude of a rain shower.
When the wind was off again, back on was the engine but this time with the main still up but centered and a furled genoa.
Few hour later the wind was back again and now stable at 15 kts on a broad reach. So engine was off again.

This morning was a good sail with winds up to 17 knots but starting at noon the wind decreased to about 11 to 12 kts.
Will see if tonight will be a repeat of last night.

Lure is in the water but no fish yet. Will have to pay some attention to it since the sargasso is often faulting the line.


Blue water sailing


All canvas out