We are currently passing through Georgia on our way up to Newport, RI for the summer training. It’s been a busy week with trying to squeeze in days on the water sailing with packing up but we are excited for the change in venue and some beautiful Newport breeze. Here’s our update for the past week:
We sailed for three days last week where we continued to work on the foundation. Our last day of sailing was a late session where we had the opportunity to have Felipe Juncadella from Up Top Photography take some drone videos of us during the sunset. With his expertise we have already launched one video and have another one in the making. Our goal with this is not only to build our brand but also to show the public why the 470 is an incredible Olympic boat. The first video was featured in Scuttlebutt and is one of our first personal attempts at saving the boat for the 2024 Olympics. Current vote for 2024 is to have a mixed 470.
We packed up two boats for the trip up North, the ODP boat and the donor boat so that we are able to have training partners join us in Newport. The donor boat needed rigging which we got from sailing services. We will finish rigging it in Long Island at Larry’s.