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Here we go. First sail of Walvis, Round 8

 The team all arrived safe and sound yesterday. Everyone has enjoyed a big feed and a long sleep... so straight into the sailing program we go. It's a pleasure to turn the sailing status to green at the top of this page. A lot goes on behind the secenes to allow that to happen.

 

We rigged up the wing today and raised and lowered it a couple of times so people could get a basic feel of it.

Back in the bay, rigged... and waiting.

 Hi all, 

Here I sit, sending this to you fresh from the container/operations base in Walvis Bay. It's just before 10 in the morning. Outside the skies are blue and the sun is starting to kick in. There is not a breath of wind... but it will come. Yesterday afternoon was a good ol' Walvis blow with the accompanying chill in the air.

VESTAS Sailrocket 2 is now fully rigged as we left her. We haven't added any modifications yet.

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Speed Sailing AC45 style... Reverse 'Planking'

 Hi folks, I know I said the next blog would come from Walvis Bay but I wasn't aware at the time that I would be fortunate enough to get the chance to find myself 'Reverse planking' on the ARTEMIS AC45 during Saturdays 500 meter speed runs in front of a big crowd lined up on the Plymouth Hoe.

TEAM ARTEMIS SAILING OUT THE MILL BAY LOCK

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Lone Ranger...

 Well, tickets are booked for Monday meaning that the first of us will land in Walvis Bay on Tuesday to begin putting everything together. Helena will come down a little later with any bits we may have forgotten or been waiting for. We hope to be on the water as soon as is practical. We still have a lot to learn.

 

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