Around The World Voyage : Commentary : Leg 4

May 20, 2002

Distance made good last 24 hours- 160 miles
Average speed last 24 hours 6.7
1800 RPM
Fuel burned last 24 hours 89 gallons (including generator)
Fuel remaining 469 by Flow Scan 430 by sight gauges
Range at current speed with remaining fuel (by site gauges) using data from last 24 hours- 773 nm
Distance remaining to San Blas 300 nm
Distance remaining to Panama Canal 390nm
Course 253
ER temp 112 F

As of 1:00AM, we continue to track along our course to San Blas.We are currently about 20 miles off the Columbian coast near Cabo De La Aguja. I can see a faint halo glow of light to port. Despite the large following seas and wind, we seem to have picked up a current that is against us by about 1 knot. The SOG numbers always tell the story, but it is difficult to tell in these sea conditions as the SOG ranges between 4 knots and 10 knots each time a sea passes under us. The average speed counter and odometer on the little hand held Garmin tells the true story. I reset it at 1:00AM each night so that I can use the data for this report and my own use.

If we don't get a break on the current, we won't make San Blas before dark on Tuesday and will have to go to plan B. The problem is that I don't know yet what plan B is.

All else is well aboard Nordhavn.


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