Friday, May 30, 2008

Atlantic Crossing Day 2 - Riding the Gulf Stream

We are in the Gulf Stream and sailing between N and NNE. Last night the winds picked up to 15-18 knots and we sailed at an average speed of 8 knots. It has need a sunny and cooler day today and the wind has eased. Currently we have 8 to 10 knots from the NE. Hooked a large Mahi Mahi this afternoon, but it got away.

It looks as if we'll be sailing north until 32 degrees (currently at 28 45'). There the wind should shift to westerlies and we'll set a course to the east out into the Atlantic.

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