Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Fakarava- Sailing rehash.

July 18, 2012
Fakarava atoll, Tuamotu, French Polynesa, South Pacific.

I have to mention again what a great time I had yesterday racing up the Fakarava lagoon in a well matched race with s/v Kaila a custom 57' custom aluminum sloop.  The boat is very industrial looking almost like something out of the movie Waterworld, in a good way.   A google search reveals the boat was designed and built by the owner/skipper for the express purpose for world cruising and making a little money along the way chartering.  Very cool!  I hope to get a tour of the boat today as the design is very appealing as a expedition style boat.  

I love our boat LightSpeed, but a more utilitarian design like s/v Kaila would be great for high latitude sailing like the Northwest Passage.

The Post office was closed yesterday afternoon so we're heading in early to right when they open to get out paperwork in the mail for our long stay visa. 

That's it for now