Wednesday, June 8, 2016

SY Visions of Johanna Bermuda to Dingle, Ireland Crossing Day 12...and 825 nm to go

DATE: Wednesday, 8 June, 2016, 09:30 AM Greenland time
SY Visions of Johanna Bermuda to Dingle, Ireland Crossing Day 12

North Atlantic Ocean
Position: 46 43.9 N/29 54.6W
SOG 7.54 knots; COG 044mag
TWS 13.5 kn ; TWD: 284 mag

Conditions: We sailed fast through the night, good speeds as wind slowly backed to the NW. Today, winds are easing and we are working hard to keep up speed, reaching and sailing by SOG vs. AWA.

Current situation: We continue on a general GC route. We now have reacher and staysail with our perennial double reefed mainsail, working hard to keep SOG over 7.5 kn. Sea state still is lumpy abeam and not helping our efforts.

Tactical: We find ourselves turning to the north to keep up speed as wind slowly makes it's way to the west today.

Lunch yesterday was 3 bean pasta salad with accoutrement's. Dinner was a dirty rice, pan seared pork loins, and cucumber and onion salad; crew describes a foodie tour of the north Atlantic. Not as many restaurants per capita out here compared to Portland, but not bad either.

All is well on-board. 825 nm. to Dingle Bay approach waypoint. I'm not willing to make an estimate of arrival time quite yet. And don't forget to see our blog at for more information and expert analysis provided by Gram.

Best wishes,

Bill Strassberg and crew, SY Visions of Johanna

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