Nyamezela Sea Trials

Nyamezela trials
I have eventually managed to get Liberty Nyamezela on the water in Cape Town to do some sea trials and to check that everything works perfectly. Admittedly I was very anxious about this as time was tight and if anything was going to be wrong, I would not have the time to fix her. Many people ask me how I am feeling about the race and I suppose prior to the sea trials I was well nervous. The boat is vital to my survival at sea and not knowing how she performed was nerve wracking. Having completed the trials successfully I am feeling very excited about the race. The boat performed incredibly well.

The first of the trials took place in False Bay in really good conditions and as I slid her into the water I could not help that overriding feeling of “what happens if she just falls over in the water”. She didn’t.
With the NSRI from False Bay closely at hand I set about rowing and testing all the instruments. At the end of the day I managed to set the auto-helm (automatic steering device), swing the compasses, set the seat and oar positions.

The second sea trial took place in Table Bay in a strong South Easterly – a perfect day for a good downwind row. Nyamezela just flew. I was very impressed with her speed and stability. The centreboard which I have positioned near the front of the boat also worked extremely well.

Yeahah! Roll on 6 December.

About Peter Van Kets

Peter is a professional adventurer, highly sought after international business inspirational and keynote speaker. He has become globally known as a specialist around business’ ability to persevere in a dynamic and turbulent economy. He has worked with major corporations across Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the USA. He takes the lessons learned from his expeditions and relates them to the business environment. His expedition stories are of survival, courage, perseverance, passion, loneliness, tenacity, amazing team work and the will to win. Peters presentations take people on powerful life-altering journeys, changing the way they think about themselves and their businesses. His Motivational Speaking website can be found at motivational-speaking.co.za

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