Saturday, October 31, 2009

A big day on the water

The sailing team put in hard hours on Friday, docking out near 1030 and not returning to shore until well after 1800, as the last light of the day was rapidly fading.

Friday evenings are usually 'taco night' at the base, with families invited down to celebrate a good week of work. This Friday was no exception and the team was joined by Larry Ellison, team owner and afterguard member, who came down to San Diego to spend some time with the team.

He spent several hours at the base and paid tribute to the full crew, in particular the boatbuilding team, who he thanked for their 'herculean' efforts in getting the BOR 90 back on the water for the latest testing session.

"What you have done in the time available is simply incredible," he said, before joining the team for tacos.

It'll be an early night though. The boat is scheduled to sail again on Saturday as testing continues.