Wednesday, March 30, 2011

DTP OptiTeam ready for 2011 #in

Thanks to Tom's dad for the photos and Gijs and Pim's dad for being the motor behind the sailing team.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Watergeus Returns

Having spent the winter insulating, Marieke and Bas are back with us and we'll spend the next month turning the space below the rear deck into their bedroom.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Training for what?

Another lovely spring day here at the VWDTP for OptiTeam training.


Em bakes pancakes for High Tea in tomorrow's English class.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Last two days

On the No Limit all the veneer runs horizontally, or on flat surfaces stem to stern.
The challenge here was to get it to run through all the galley doors.
Two days left before we hand over to the paint crew.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sneek spring

Trainer Frans follow the Optimist A's downwind as they gybe on the whistle.
The sun shines, the wind blows and the season has started.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Brains in a cupboard

Instead of a whole row of fuses all wiring aboard the NoLimit leads back to this cupboard, where programmed chips run the light switches, circuit breakers, pilot, positioning and just about everything else.
You could almost stay home and let the boat sail off on it's own. Is this progress?

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Em's new shoes

Saturday Em bought new sport shoes.
'Will you run with me Dad?'
I dug out my old running shoes and we've just completed our first mile together (in 16 minutes - but it's a start :)
Now we've got a joint Runkeeper on my iPhone.