Tuesday, September 15, 2009

BMW Oracle's BOR 90 is back on the water

[Source: BMW Oracle] It was lift off at 9am on Sunday as a 240-ton crane lifted the BOR 90 off the cradle in the boatyard and splashed the trimaran dockside for the start of another testing session in San Diego. San Diego Shore Manager Scott Sandford (NZL) directed the operations as the crane lifted the boat 50-feet in the air as the crew carefully guided the massive platform into the water.

Following 10 days on shore for a scheduled round of modifications, the BOR 90 will continue its testing program on the waters off Point Loma.

Once the 185-foot rig was stepped into the boat, helmsman James Spithill (AUS) and crew docked out Sunday afternoon for a short systems check before sea trials continue on Monday.

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