Sailing well, apart from a twisting wind sensor.

21/05/2008 at 6:10 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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After a small test sail this morning we set pinta off to do a full lap (about 13km) of the course which has been setup for the still ongoing 48 hour race (in which nobody has managed more than about 4 hours of sailing so far). We let it go once it was clearly on course for the first waypoint and came back to shore. We then went out again and found Pinta nearly at her first waypoint. Unfortunately as she reached the waypoint she seemed to struggle to get on course for the next one. We then observed that the mast (and therefore the wind sensor) were twisting around and this was messing up the wind readings. So we abandoned the run and towed Pinta back to shore.

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