Friday, 16 June 2017

Florida to Newport Day 3 and 4

In the last 48 hours, we've become to appreciate the Gulf Stream more and more. Just after posting Day 1 and 2 blog, we lost it for a little while and were really missed it as our speed over the ground dropped. We have routing information that we are following and as it had been doing well up to that point, we stuck with it. Several hours later we were back in it and the last 48 hours we've had 4 to 5 knots of current. Our winds have been light and from the stern and this boost from the Gulf Stream has doubled our speed over the ground. We've been making 10 knots at times!
And all this in a wonderfully flat sea. It really has been beautiful sailing. We are over halfway to Newport and are expecting to arrive on Monday, the 18th. So, all good here!
-----
At 16/06/2017 22:28 (utc) our position was 35°08.76'N 074°36.18'W

----------
radio email processed by SailMail
for information see: http://www.sailmail.com

No comments:

Post a Comment