Wednesday, December 9, 2009

After the rain

Seems it never rains in Southern California
Seems I've often heard that kind of talk before
It never rains in California
But girl, don't they warn ya
It pours man it pours – Albert Hammond

[We've had this come in from the San Diego branch, where heavy rains have challenged the pack-up crew... Thanks to Stephen Barclay (NZL) for the report].

We arrived at the base this morning (Tuesday) to pools of water after receiving over four inches of rain to start the week.  VERY un-San Diego!!

(The barge in the foreground will be used to transport containers out to the cargo ship, which will use its own crane to load from the barge to the ship)

But despite the weather, the pack-up continues. The number of team members in town is dropping as designers and sailors leave for a well-earned break.  As usual, the boat-builders and shore team will be the last to leave and the first to return.

The BOR 90 is being prepared for shipping and is scheduled to depart San Diego next week, bound for Valencia.