Day 4 -Sailing with style

Blue Note
Marco M.
Sat 9 May 2015 16:54
Date:  Saturday 09/05/14 - Time:  12:30 EDT
Position 26:45.478N  68:56.633W
COG 6M SOG 5.2kt, Wind 168T 8 kt,
Temperatures: Air 31C, Sea 24.1C
Barometer: 1015 mB
Last 24h Sailed Distance: 126 NM
Last 24h Decrease Distance on rhumb line: 124 NM
Sailed distance since departure: 567 NM
Time since departure: 4d 0h 25m
Average Speed since departure: 5.83  kt
Average VMG since departure:   5.75  kt
Average VMG speed last 24h:   5.16  kt
Intention: sail to Chesapeake Bay
Distance to End on rhumb line: 713 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):

Most of last night was again with too little wind (less than 7 knts) to sail and had to motored.
This morning the wind was at 11-12 kts and we got out the spinnaker for some sail on style ... sailing at 6.5-7.0 kts.

By noon the wind was down to 8 knots and even with a wing-on-wing could not sail more than 4.0 to 4.5  kts.
So, soon after this email will evaluate if starting the engine again or not.

With 12 kts of wing Blue note was sailing at 6.5 to 7.0 kts

With wind down to 8 kts. Even with a wing-on-wing and pole out she could sail to only 4.0-4.5 kts.

That's why they call it "Blue Water Sailing". Note how the Italian made Max Prop is nicely feathered out.