Monday, May 30, 2016

Visions of Johanna Bermuda to Dingle, Ireland Crossing Day 3

DATE: Monday, 30 May, 2016, 9:00 AM Atlantic
SY Visions of Johanna Bermuda to Dingle, Ireland Crossing Day 3

North Atlantic Ocean
Position: 38 19.8 N/60 21.1 W -- corrected 36 19.8N/60 21.1W (See Post #2)
SOG 6.1 knots (5.8 VMG); COG 047 mag
TWS 8.9 kn; TWD: 089 mag

Conditions: We are motorsailing in choppy seas. Wind has clocked from NW to NE over night with a few showers, and recently to the east, as anticipated. Barometer 1018.5 mb. Winds eased through the night. Sky is clearing this morning behind the front.

Current situation: Engine went on at 2145 hours last evening, and we are motor sailing. We are making 5 1/2 plus knots toward WP1 - but cannot make the bearing of 065 degrees right now. We do expect moderate winds to slowly clock through the day, and we will turn to starboard as it allows. The current course was selected as it a much more comfortable ride than motoring dead upwind...and we certainly have enough miles to go to make the course alteration insignificant. I reefed last evening as the frontal passage was expected, and will shake it out shortly.

We had chicken salad wraps (tortilla or lettuce) yesterday for lunch, with dill pickles and chips. Dinner was good 'ol burgers and home fries with a green salad. We were successful with our Easi-Yo, and had Greek yogurt over peach slices for desert. Definitely a winner.

No longer do we hear Bermuda radio on the VHF. Several Cargo ships on AIS overnight.

All is well on-board.

Best wishes,

Bill Strassberg and crew, SY Visions of Johanna

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