Day 2 - rip in mainsail

Blue Note
Marco M.
Wed 7 Feb 2018 16:41
Date:  Wednesday 7/2/18   - Time:  12:00 Atlantic Time
Position 15:16.594N  66:17.376W
COG 251T SOG 7.1kt, Wind 67T 20.2 kt,
Temperatures: Air 28 C
Barometer: 1016.2  hPa
Sailed distance since departure: 286 NM
Last 24h Sailed Distance: 159 NM
Last 24h Decrease Distance on rhumb line: 153 NM
Time since departure: 1d 19h 00m
Average Speed since departure: 6.64      kt
Average VMG since departure:   6.34  kt
Average VMG speed last 24h:    6.39 kt
Intention: sail to Obaldia, Panama
Distance to End on rhumb line: 764 NM
ETA : Monday Feb 12, 2018 @ 13:00

Detailed Track:

Last night we had few squall and winds increased to about 28-30 kts for few minutes.
All was good and the boat handled very well.
But unfortunately few hours later a rip in the old mainsail open at the 1st reef height.
This is the same old mainsail that had rip while sailing to the Caribbean in 2016 with Riccardo.
We had fixed and we were using for "coastal" cruising, while using a new mainsail for passages.
It would have been prudent to make the change before leaving Antigua, but since the "reduce" distance of the passage
and the work involved in changing a mainsail, we had skipped for this time.

Etienne reading time

Lucia reading time

Sunset in the Caribbean Sea, heading west. (before rip in mainsail)

Waves pushing Blue Note