SY Altair crew are making last minute preparation for the start of 2017 ARC + tomorrow, Sunday November 5.
Van loads of provisions are arriving to the dock on this mostly cloudy day with rain bursts. As crew stows the food "blurt" "blurt" sounds of divers bubbles can be heard inside the boat as the hull is being cleaned. The author of this blog is about to ascend the 35 meter mast armed with wipe cloths, tape, some wrenches and a watchful eye for anything loose.
With full fridges and a clean bottom Altair will be ready to have a good fast start with strong pressure tomorrow. The heavy winds will favor this heavy boat for the next couple days before the winds lighten and we will all see how the remainder of the voyage shapes up.
~Tre Snow SY Altair