BMW Oracle to resume BOR 90 testing next week
[Source: BMW Oracle] The BMW ORACLE Racing team in San Diego is bringing its full resources to bear on the effort to be ready to resume testing on the BOR 90 next week.
The shore crew and boatbuilding team have been working tirelessly to have the new rig platform ready - on schedule - for installation next week, which will allow the team to start a new phase of testing.
“Our crew has basically worked non-stop since we got here (from Anacortes) just under a month ago,” said construction team manager Tim Smyth (NZL).
“We said we'd be ready by next week and we've worked the days and hours required to hit that deadline. It’s been a long stretch but the guys are pretty motivated and enthusiastic because it's such a cool project. We're on the final strokes now.”
For its part, the sailing team is keen to get back on the water. Sailing coach Glenn Ashby (AUS) has been putting his charges through some small boat multihull sailing this week, and many of the sailors have been drafted into the maintenance programme, but the entire team is eager to get back to full-scale testing.