Day 7 - Approach of cold front

Blue Note
Marco M.
Sun 15 May 2016 16:32
Date:  Sunday 15/05/16   - Time:  12:00 EDT
Position 31:55.07N  73:36.76W
COG 302T SOG 7.6kt, Wind 232T 16.5 kt,
Temperatures: Air 26 C, Sea 20.2 C
Barometer: 1011  hPa
Last 24h Sailed Distance: 145 NM
Last 24h Decrease Distance on rhumb line: 139 NM
Sailed distance since departure: 967.33 NM
Time since departure: 7d 1h 50m
Average Speed since departure: 5.66      kt
Average VMG since departure:   5.53  kt
Average VMG speed last 24h:    5.78 kt
Intention: sail to Chesapeake.
Distance to End on rhumb line: 329 NM
ETA (Entrance Chesapeake): Wednesday May 18, 2016 @ 04:00

Detailed Track (50 is the maximum number of point, i.e. once the last point reaches 50, the last point always is 50):
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This morning, as forecast, the wind started to increase as the cold front (no clouds yet although) is approaching us.
The wind also veered clockwise and will do more after crossing the front in a couple of hours.
The wind peaked at about 19 kts and with the help of the current we are heading North-West at about 7-7.5 kts.
The S-shape route is to avoid a strong Eddy North current.
Forecast are that after the passage of the front the wind will decrease.

May 14 sunset

Tuna with rice and tomatoes sauce, served with Pinot Grigio.

close hauled
May 15 - Sailing closed hauled.

s-shape route

qtVlm suggested S-shape route to avoid the gulf stream Eddy with a strong North current.