DATE: Sunday, 29 May, 2016, 11:30 AM Atlantic
SY Visions of Johanna Bermuda to Dingle, Ireland Crossing Day 2 post #2
North Atlantic Ocean
Position: 34 33.1N/62 20.3W
SOG 7.3 knots; COG 0658 mag
TWS 5-9 kn; TWD: 297 mag
Conditions: Wind has come up a bit from the port quarter.
Current situation: We are making just over 7 knots now, motor sailing with the reacher. Wind is not steady, though, tending back to L&V, and the reacher is coming down once again. Jib up. And as for our fishing, Denis says that there must be no fish in this part of the ocean.
NOTE: I have re-run GRIBS and potential courses, finding that the issue of upwind sailing with wind against current seems to have disappeared. I am not getting the same route, and wind conditions stay closer to or aft of the beam. I think that the computer/Expedition chose that particular option once but does not wish to find it again. Fine with me. In the end, tactical decisions will come as time gets closer.
We still hear Bermuda radio on the VHF.
All is well on-board.
Bill Strassberg and crew, SY Visions of Johanna
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