Sunday, May 17, 2009

Newport to Cartegena Day 2

Gulf Stream 37 26.0N 69 19.0 W

It has been a pretty rucous day motorsailing close hauled through the stream at 9+ kts, but at least it is warm outside and we only have a few more hours till we are out of the current and hopefully the seas will subside a bit. Still, all is well and everyone is doing great. We had an odd occurance this morning of a phone ringing in the middle of the ocean as weather-router Jo called to warn about a gale developing off Cape Hatteras. Luckinly we should be well south of it before it moves east enough to be a problem.

The AIS system is proving to be worth its weight in gold as we get 25miles of early warning about any crossing situation with a ship and if we do want to call them, we can do it by name....much more effective than "calling the ship off my port bow" that we so often hear on Ch 16.

Anyway, I hear that some are havig trouble viewing the positions reports on the right hand side of the page. My suggestion is to make sure your browser is up to date with java and flash plugins and click the "enlarge Map" button for a link to the full page tracking reports.

1 comment:

Sierra said...

Is it my computer or what? When I see the boat location it shows Visions still in Newport. Anyone getting a real position?