Day 8 - A slow up-wind but with current sailing

Blue Note
Marco M.
Mon 16 May 2016 16:05
Date:  Monday 16/05/16   - Time:  12:00 EDT
Position 33:07.362N  75:08.95W
COG 327T SOG 6.2kt, Wind 15T 6.7 kt,
Temperatures: Air 26 C, Sea 24.1 C
Barometer: 1020  hPa
Last 24h Sailed Distance: 142 NM
Last 24h Decrease Distance on rhumb line: 92 NM
Sailed distance since departure: 1109 NM
Time since departure: 7d 1h 50m
Average Speed since departure: 5.62      kt
Average VMG since departure:   5.31  kt
Average VMG speed last 24h:    3.83 kt
Intention: sail to Chesapeake.
Distance to End on rhumb line: 238 NM
ETA (Entrance Chesapeake): Wednesday May 18, 2016 @ 07:00

Detailed Track (50 is the maximum number of point, i.e. once the last point reaches 50, the last point always is 50):
Click on "SPOT" at following link.

The cold front past over Blue Note sparing us from rain, however the wind did not shift as quickly. So for the past 12 hours
we had north wind to fight with. Beside been from the "wrong" direction. It also created, running against the Gulf current, a very steep and confusing sea.
Luckily the wind was not so strong peaking at 16 kts of true wind and decreasing constantly during the night.

This morning the wind is very weak (6 kts) from North-East and we are motor sailing using the gulf stream and making about 6 over ground.
Forecast are for the wind to continue veering clockwise and at midnight tonight to be from the South-South-East at 10 kts and then increase the next day.

A temporary passenger taking a ride on Blue Note for some rest.


Blue Note tacks during last night.