Eight students, building four DN’s, in two weeks. Half of them are here for the event from Singapore. Can it be done? Can’t say for sure just yet, but with the kind great attitudes and razor sharp minds in attendance I wouldn’t bet against them. The three women are just as proficient as the guys, and all the teams are cross cultural and male/female. Here’s what we’ve done in three days:
Isaac and Maria yesterday, flipping the fist boat to be ready to receive its bottom.
To add a bit of drama to the course, the solar car team, whose space we had taken over for these two weeks, returned early from the Solar Car Worlds in Australia. They needed their space now, with no dust. These are some tough sun bunnies; on their wall is a poster urging us to “Make the Sun Your Bitch”. Not sure what that actually means, but nonetheless, we made space, we cleaned it, and have been on our best behavior ever since.
Tomorrow is sailing day on Sabbatus for the class. We have four boats, thanks to the efforts of Chad Atkins, strapped to the roofs of two rental cars. We’ve bought long underwear, mittens and balaclavas for the equatorials, and are hoping beyond hope for enough breeze to get them a taste of what it is that makes us do the things we do.
Hope to see you there.
Relics of inspirations past…