20140826 Test of Protei 011.1 at sea

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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.

Happy Wah

Kwok Wah testing the shape-shifting hull at the workshop. So far so good !

Protei 011.1 Making and Testing

Let the test begin !

Protei 011.1 Making and Testing

Sailing test is going without hurdles.

Protei 011.1 Making and Testing

Protei 011.1 with rotating mast bends very well.

Protei 011.1 Making and Testing

To give you a sense of size / scale.

Underwater, all the magic happens with the transparent “spine”.

Brocken mast, Protei 011.1 Making and Testing

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).

Protei 011.1 Making and Testing

Special thanks to Jessica Louie that worked hard on the last straight line to test.

Protei 011.1 Making and Testing

A big thank you to Alex Li for letting us get on board of his boat for testing in beautiful Sai Kung, Hong Kong.

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