Winter really kicked in, our canoe is locked in ice!
While proasis is still in the water (we will keep her wet for this winter) we moved back to the workshop to work on some improvements:
- Reinforcement of the spars
- New, larger leeboard
- Implementation of the kickup rudder mechanism
- New Sail
The new sail will be made next year but all other bullits are tackeled now:
The north German winter is usually cold and dark but it can be nice sometimes too. These are some photos of a recent tour along the Kiel fjord.
We are proud and honored to get the opportunity to advocate for climate action as part of the delegation of the Marshall Islands at COP26 climate conference in Glasgow. We had two very nice events where we presented the achievements of Waan Aelõñ in Majel (Canoes of the Marshall Islands) in gaining climate change resilience by reviving the traditional outrigger canoe.
A recorded video of our session is here available on demand (requires free registration).
The Marshall Island Journal (local newspaper of the Marshall Islands) has published a nice article about the successful collaboration between Waan Aelon in Majel (WAM), Proasis and the Low Carbon Sea Transport Project. WAM has just launched a slightly smaller version of our Proasis with sustainable fishing in mind. Kommol tata for the great work!
Made some nice drone shots of Proasis while cruising in light wind. Quit difficult to launch and land from the boat!
We had a great time the last couple of days at the Kiel Climate week. It was a pleasure to present Proasis to the public on the first major event, take people sailing and rise awareness for the crisis the Marshall Islands and many other places around the globe are going through.
Proasis will be part of the first Climate Week hosted by the City of Kiel. We will be present with our canoe at the waterfront doing some panel discussions and taking people out for a sail.
Everybody is very welcome to join us for the talking part on land but the space on our boat is limited. Please visit the website of the organizers and make a reservation to catch a ride on proasis.
Henrik hast developed a data logger to collect performance data for polar plots for the Marshall Islands project on low carbon sea transport. The loggers collects samples of GPS speed, heading and wind speed and direction simultaneously. The data is collected and will be processed soon!
To visit fjordproa we’ve sailed proasis deep into the Flensburg fjord. On our way back home we had to tack upwind against 20kn of wind and steep chop the hole day. Nothing special in general but so far we haven’t been out with Proasis in those conditions. Spoiler: she did very well and brought us home safely.