Overnight from Cape May towards Block Island
Date 2400 – Sunday 12 June 2011 (UTC -4)
The weather forecast giving the indication of 18 hours of south
easterly winds and with 220nm for the major hop north to do we were off at 0600
so that we could arrive at
The weather gods were being fickle and the forecast winds did not materialise either in direction or strength. We started with winds directly astern from the south west and light, so we motored and when the wind shift came, very abruptly at 1200, they went round to the north east, on the nose and continued light which at least had the benefit of making motoring easier and we were easily able to maintain 6 – 7 knots through the water.
Our course took us across the approaches to
The Mate magiced some Chilli from the freezer and kept me well supplied with hot drinks.
Midnight saw us with 115nm done and 92nm to go, well on track. We are definitely going north. It is much cooler and for the first time night watches have required jeans and layers of jumpers.