Well, it's actually four days but today is a no go as the wind is from the NW and lightish. Monday is our last sailing day as we will pack up on Tuesday and fly out on Wednesday. The winds are predicted to get into the low 20's on the next three days so we will keep pushing until the end.
This is shaping up to be a classic windy Walvis Bay day. Clear skies with the wind already over 15 knots and coming from the South West before 12.
We have all been going over VSR2 in preparation for giving it a nudge. The big question that we want answered today is- will the new foil get through the low and middle speed ranges... or just be a draggy heap getting 'skull-dragged' along?
Today VESTAS Sailrocket 2 strolled over 40 knots to become the second '40-knot sailboat' based on the concepts of Bernard Smith.
It really was effortless.
We made some changes to the pitch of the main foil in order to help lift the rear float clear of the water and it all worked a treat. The steering was great and it all just felt smooth. To be honest I was surprised that we hit 40 knots. It turns out the average was 37 knots over 500 meters. The wind wasn't that strong. Maybe 20 knots.
Hi all. Not much to report from the sailing side as we haven't had any decent weather to get out since the first run over the 'hump' nearly a week ago.