We are having a good sail so far with 15-20 knot winds on the beam all night. The seas are a bit lumpy but the current is favorable at about a knot. We did shorten sail last night to 1st reef and stays'l for an easier motion but were still making nine knots thru the water. Thinking of piling on more sail this morning.
0700 local position: 38d59'N, 69d25'W, coarse 170 M.
The sea water temp has gone from 65 to 75 and we are not even in the gulf stream yet. Tropics here we come!