Proasis on TV

Proasis is going to be on TV! German public broadcaster NDR will air a documentation featuring our climate change work with the Proasis Project. You can watch it on the 18th of March at primetime and as repetition on the 24th March at 15:00.

Proasis team busy with filming.

For more information visit the website of the broadcaster: https://www.ndr.de/fernsehen/sendungen/die_nordstory/Traumboote-Bootstraeume,sendung1232416.html

The documentation is part of a series called “Nordstory”. A stream will be available on demand at the ARD Mediathek:

https://www.ardmediathek.de/sendung/die-nordstory/Y3JpZDovL25kci5kZS8xNDk1

How to anchor all year long

As you might know we keep proasis anchored all the time. This year we didn’t even winterized her. That means we also have to face serious gale-force storms once in awhile. Such a storm with gusts up to 62 kn will hit us tonight.

This is how we prepare for such a forecast but also some general things to keep in mind when dropping the anchor:

  • Have a look at the forecast all the time! Its easier to be prepared if you know whats coming.
  • Pick the right spot. The right location is crucial for staying safe at anchor. Look for protection from wind and swell. Its also important to to find a shallow place with good anchor ground such as sand or mud.
  • Use the right anchor gear for your boat and spot. We use a 12 kg plough anchor with 10 m chain, a 20 kg chain weight and 5 m rope (bridle to each bow).
  • Chain-weights are very effective to keep the chain down and keep the anchor fast. They also reduce the swinging motion often associated to multihulls.
  • Reduce windage: with strong wind on the forecast we put the mast down (30 sec work).

COP26 Climate Conference

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).

Proasis at Kiel Climate Week

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.