Sunday, 20 February 2011

Soitecs Afloat


I am to say that Soitec is now afloat in La Rochelle.

There's been a lot of complicated behind the scenes work and planning to get there, but its great to see.

I had some problems getting the keel on the boat as the marina would not let me work on the boat with it hanging from the crane. This meant I had to drive to a workshop out in the countryside to hoist the boat and put it on a from high trailer, insert the keel and then take the whole lot back to La Rochelle.

Tomorrow, I plan to put the rig in, and then sail on Tuesday. Fingers crossed!

My plans have changed slightly, I think now I am going to head to the Med to get the earliest races in the season.

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