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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.


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.



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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