Beam Reaching

November 14, 2008
Noon Position: 36 15.5 N 065 38.5 W
Course: East sou'east Speed: 6.5 knots
Wind: South 18 knots
Weather: Overcast, warm
Day's Run: 176 miles

The Gulf Stream gave us another good boost yesterday with a day's run of 176
miles, that's going to be hard to beat. We've caught up on the Higgins a
little and she experienced calms over the next two days so we should catch
up a little more yet. Right now we are beam reaching with a fresh southerly
making good 6 ½ knots, no more 9 plus knots so I'd say we've lost the Gulf
Stream.

I'm going to keep this one short because it's too rough to run the genset
and we need to conserve battery power. Sometimes sailing Sylph feels like
sailing a half tide rock, she is one wet boat.

Bob Cat:

OK I'll keep this short too, Zzzzzzzzz.

All is well.