April 25, 2019
Noon Position: 0 14S 30 22W
Course(t)/Speed(kts): WxN 3
Wind(t/tws): N 3 – 4
Sea(t/ft): Rollers coming in from all around
Sky: Squalls, huge, with rain but not much wind
10ths Cloud Cover: 10
Cabin Temp(f): 84
Water Temp(f): 87 (odd inversion re above)
Relative Humidity(%): 73
Sail: Big genoa and main. Spinnaker up for a time before noon.
Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good (nm): 39
Miles since departure: 27,401
Avg. Miles/Day: 136
Leg North Miles: 4,451
Leg North Days: 36
Avg. Miles/Day: 124
Becalmed overnight. And, as I type it’s two hours after dark and sails are down again. Wind showed promise during the day, but that was all it showed. We’ve made good fourteen miles in the last eight hours.
You are likely looking at the tracker and wondering–and yes, my forecast also shows a lovely wind from NNE at 10 – 15 in this sector. Sorry folks, that wind does not exist here. In fact, no wind of greater than 3 knots has existed here in memory.
I could go on…
But instead, a video from this morning with some images of what it is to be becalmed…