Day 4 - Cloudy Day today - dolphin yesterday 30:52.09N 71:11.45W

Blue Note
Marco M.
Wed 15 Nov 2017 17:14
Date:  Wednesday 15/11/17   - Time:  12:08 EDT
Position 30:52.09N  71:11.45W
COG 160T SOG 7.7kt, Wind 100T 20 kt,
Temperatures: Air 23 C, Sea 30.2 C
Barometer: 1006  hPa - steady
Sailed distance since departure: 627 NM
Last 24h Sailed Distance: 154 NM
Last 24h Decrease Distance on rhumb line: 141 NM
Time since departure: 4d 4h 45m
Average Speed since departure: 6.22  kt
Average VMG since departure:   5.23  kt
Average VMG speed last 24h:    5.87 kt
Intention: sail to Antigua
Distance to End on rhumb line: 971 NM
ETA : Wednesday Nov 22, 2017 @ 10:00

Detailed Track:

Yesterday was a "Champagne sailing day": blue sky 15 kts of wind on a beam reach,
a visit from a large pod of Dolphin and later also a whale who luckily stay away from the boat.
The night sailing was smooth and quiet with a beautiful dark sky full of stars.
However this morning the sky is covered with clouds and the wind increased to 20 kts
making a bit of rougher sailing. Following the right side of the eddy and trying to gain East Longitude we are keeping a reach almost close-hull course making the boat heeling and life on board not as comfortable as yesterday.
This morning while sailing at 7 kts we caught a nice Mahi-Mahi, reefed the jib and started to bring the fish closer,
but when it was about 30 yards from the boat and I started to walk to the leeward side with the fishing rod,
the fish was able to get away. So we are still fish-less.

Healthy meal on Blue Note: Salad with chicken

Pod of dolphin at the bow of Blue Note

Happy crew on a Champane sailing day