A few days ago, we had a great time testing Protei 011.1 at sea thanks to Alex Li, Helen Yau and David Biddlecombe. The boat was prepared by Guillaume Dupont, Jessica Louie, Cesar Harada, Bianca Cheng Costanzo and documented by Kwok Wah and Chris Butler.
The test was a success, no leak, very good manoeuvrability. Unfortunately there was no much wind.
Kwok Wah testing the shape-shifting hull at the workshop. So far so good !
Let the test begin !
Sailing test is going without hurdles.
Protei 011.1 with rotating mast bends very well.
To give you a sense of size / scale.
Underwater, all the magic happens with the transparent “spine”.
We also had some damage. We bent a boom in the MTR (train) and broke one mast when Protei 011.1 went under our big boat. So we are working on making a stronger mast, bigger diameter and full aluminium rod (instead of hollow).
Special thanks to Jessica Louie that worked hard on the last straight line to test.
A big thank you to Alex Li for letting us get on board of his boat for testing in beautiful Sai Kung, Hong Kong.