Day 10 - Another Mahi-Mahi

Blue Note
Marco M.
Tue 21 Nov 2017 19:29
Date:  Tuesday 21/11/17   - Time:  14:00 EST
Position 18:46.125N   63:24.97W
COG 154T SOG 5.0kt, Wind 95T 9.0 kt,
Temperatures: Air 29 C, Sea 34.5 C
Barometer: 1009  hPa - stable
Sailed distance since departure: 1529 NM
Last 24h Sailed Distance: 117 NM
Last 24h Decrease Distance on rhumb line: 110 NM
Time since departure: 10d 6h 45m
Average Speed since departure: 6.20  kt
Average VMG since departure:   5.53  kt
Average VMG speed last 24h:    4.56 kt
Intention: sail to Antigua
Distance to End on rhumb line: 133 NM
ETA : Wednesday Nov 22, 2017 @ 17:00

Detailed Track:

Undeterred by the lack of refrigerator we dropped the lure in the water this morning and soon after a nice 36 inches Mahi-Mahi offered himself for a nice lunch.
We cooked all the fish meat and it was so delicious that there was no problem to eat all.
Overall the failure of the refrigerator has not affected us too much. Provision was calculated just right so that we
don't have any food in dangerous of spoiling in the now 20 C refrigerator.
Even the Pinot Grigio that we opened for today fish was pleasantly cool since at the bottom of fridge.
The only problem would be the celebrating beer at arrival, probably on the warm side....

We had VHF contact with sailing vessel (15 meters) Slow Dancing passing few nautical miles to starboard.
They had left from Beaufort SC and heading to St. Barth.
The wind are predicted to veer a bit to the North and increase a bit. We are currently motor-sailing on a close-hauled
course trying to clear the Sombrero Rock and the windward side of Anguilla.


Catch of the day a 36 inches Mahi-Mahi

Yael ha-yafa ha fish-cleaner. Undeterred from a heeling boat

Approaching the Sombrero Island that was also our first land sight in January of 2015 during our crossing from
Cape Verde to the BVI.