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Kiwi Spirit II at 3 weeks to go

Picture below shows the mainsail on 3rd reef. Off the Azores in 40 knots with a furled J2 (staysail), we were overpowered on 3rd reef and so we have now installed a 4th reef.

The past two weeks project manager Steve Pettengill and son Alan - both of whom have circumnavigated solo, have been out with me every day practicing all manner of maneuvers, sail sets, etc.

Next week KS2 comes out of the water to have her bottom cleaned and painted. The bow and stern thrusters along with the anchor and chain will also be removed all to lighten the ship and make it faster.

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