Friday, November 27, 2009

That's a wrap

There were plenty of electrons moving about on memory cards today as the BOR 90 took to San Diego Bay for its final testing session in the United States. With Friday being a holiday here, the bay was crowded with pleasure craft and it seemed as if everyone wanted a picture of the giant trimaran as it flew past.

In the light breeze and flat water, Jimmy Spithill and crew deftly manoeuvred the BOR 90, at speed, through the congested bay. Judging by the GPS on board our chase boat, speeds in excess of 20 knots were the norm when the middle hull left the water. It was an impressive sight.

The wing is due to come down tonight and be lifted from the boat on Saturday morning, weather permitting.