THE ECO 60 SPIRIT OF CANADA PREPARES FOR FIRST TRANSATLANTIC
Status Report 21st May, 2010

Hello from Spirit of Canada

The new Spirit of Canada ECO 60 is currently in Port la Foret, France preparing for itís first transatlantic delivery. The ECO 60 will leave France around May 26th with a crew of 4 and head directly to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia where it will start the transformation to the traditional Spirit of Canada colours and a summer of offshore training and support sailing.

It feels great to be back in sailing mode, Iím looking forward to many miles of training aboard Spirit of Canada in preparation for the Velux 5 Oceans starting this October. The boat is in great shape but we will be conducting a mini refit once we are in Canada to refine the systems. Later in August we will take the boat out of the water to apply a new Nautix white racing bottom. Once we are back in France in September, a new set of race sails will complete the preparations. At this point we are in great shape and I feel very confident with our preparations for my third single handed race around the world.

Stay tuned as we sail from France to Canada as regular updates will be posted from the crew.

Take care,
Derek

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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