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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.



In between sessions...

Hi all,

Well although I don't like just posting stuff for the hell of it, I though you might like to know what we have been up to in between our sailing sessions in Namibia.

Firstly we came back to digest what we had learnt about VESTAS Sailrocket 2 on her first trial session in Namibia. We had a team meeting in East Cowes where we went over the data and videos and discussed the real issues. The basic conclusion is that we simply need to spend more time experimenting with what we already have before we go and blow a lot of time and money on other options.


That's a wrap I'm afraid... so away she goes!

 Well, I'm standing here in a half peeled Musto drysuit. Unfortunately it is coming off rather than going on. We have been on full 'booted and suited' standby with Jeff over on speed-spot giving wind reports via the VHF. The whole base camp has been pulled apart and only VESTAS Sailrocket 2 sits out there intact... but not for long. We are about to descend on her like a bunch of insects and dismember her for storage.


Trench digging on the 'speed farm'.

We just got back in from speed-spot where we encountered some ideal conditions just before sunset.


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