Malcolm arrived from the UK yesterday. After a couple of days of maintenance and modifications we hit speed-spot to add a little orange to what was otherwise a grey and colourless scene.
The wing went up effortlessly and we proceded to head up the course to try and go for a sail.
In the greyest of days, VESTAS sailrocket 2 headed across to 'speed-spot' with her wing sail in place.
The weather is pretty messy here right now with thunderstorms coming from all directions. As I sit here tapping away in the container, the rain is pouring down outside and thunder is rumbling around outside. I came down in the middle of the night last night due to the onset of strong winds when normally things quieten down. We were awoken by the house dog whimpering outside due to the thunder.
It's all very unusual.
Here is the link to the previous days towing trials.
We are just gearing up now to head out for our first sail... albeit with a small wing. The wind is around 12-15.
This will be a good day.
Enjoy the vid.