Sailing nicely with 730nm to go!
17 May 2015 | North Atlantic Ocean
Russ and Laurie
We've had a couple of good sailing days now with good progress, the waves are small but have a little wind driven chop on them which makes the ride a little bumpy. Things are smoothing out this afternoon, however we are expecting the wind to drop to 5kts this evening, so we will probably be motorsailing tonight across a 250nm wind trough which is moving south. We've angled in toward the coast to pick up a little north bound current and avoid a large south bound eddy current, and expect the wind to resume after we cross the trough. We hope to beat the low pressure front to Hatteras, and ride the gulfstream around it and be shore side of it before the wind switches to the north on our nose. We'll see how it goes. We are currently about 280nm offshore of the mid- Florida coast on a heading that takes us in toward North Carolina to enter the gulfstream. All is well on NEXUS, its a beautiful day and everyone is healthy...except for the squid that leapt all the way up onto our coach roof last night!