Day 4 -Sailing broad reach towards Baranquilla point

Blue Note
Marco M.
Fri 9 Feb 2018 16:23
Date:  Friday 9/2/18   - Time:  12:00 Atlantic Time
Position 13:52.657N  71:12.677W
COG 227T SOG 6.2kt, Wind 73T 20.4 kt
Temperatures: Air 29 C
Barometer: 1013.4  hPa
Sailed distance since departure: 601 NM
Last 24h Sailed Distance: 161 NM
Last 24h Decrease Distance on rhumb line: 144 NM
Time since departure: 3d 19h 00m
Average Speed since departure: 6.60      kt
Average VMG since departure:   6.12  kt
Average VMG speed last 24h:    5.99 kt
Intention: sail to Obaldia, Panama
Distance to End on rhumb line: 481 NM
ETA : Monday Feb 12, 2018 @ 16:00

Detailed Track:

We are now on port tack sailing with the riffed mainsail and a partially furled jib at an apparent wind-boat angle
of 140 degree. This morning we passed the 50% mark of the trip.
in about 40 hours (Sunday morning) we should reach the area off Barranquilla and the high winds created by the high peaks of the
Sierra de Santa Marta. According to forecast the winds off Barranquilla could reach Gale-conditions with speed up to 35 kts and sea of 16 ft
on Saturday and Saturday evening, but then decrease to 30 kts on Sunday.
So perhaps the timing will be good not to get too high wind. In any case, it should not be too bad since winds and current are both
from the East and we will be on a broad reach or running with the wind.

Warning Forecast for the Caribbean waters

Yael ha yafa ha photographer at sunset

Lucia coiling the snubber so it will be ready for anchoring in Obaldia.