SLEIPNIR LAUNCHING VIDEOS and NEWSPAPER ARTICLE! We had a great time on Sunday March 12th, with not only a crowd of enthusiastic supporters but also CBS San Diego TV, KPBS TV and the Union Tribune Newspaper on hand to document the event! The weather Gods co-operated by holding up the rain, by request… Here youContinue reading
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WE LAUNCHED SLEIPNIR! On Sunday, March 12, we launched Sleipnir with a crowd of about 80 people attending, some dressed in full Viking attire! KPBS, CBS-8 and the San Diego Union Tribune Newspaper were there to report on the event. It was a complete success, with a speech by Britta Armstrong, Consul Emeritus of Sweden,Continue reading
Sleipnir has been launched! We had a great day yesterday at Mission Bay in San Diego, with about 80 people in attendance, plus the San Diego Union Tribune (article attached below) and KPBS and CBS TV with reporters filming the event! We were able to take about 20 people out for brief rowing tours, butContinue reading
It’s official! We’re launching Sleipnir March 12!
Yes! In two weeks we’ll have Sleipnir meet her element, finally, after 3 years of toil and struggle, and also a lot of fun and satisfaction. The event will be at 11am (Daylight Savings Time, remember!) at the De Anza Cove Launching Ramp in Mission Bay. If you are coming on the i5, take theContinue reading “It’s official! We’re launching Sleipnir March 12!”
Hoist up the Sleip-nir sails… see how the mainsail sets… call the Vikings ashore and let’s go and sail!….
Wish apologies to The Beach Boys…. We had a great day at the shipyard, finally putting up the sail! There was a tiny breeze, enough to make it look like she was breathing… I keep saying it, but there are only a few things left so I’m confident we’ll be in the water soon, raidingContinue reading “Hoist up the Sleip-nir sails… see how the mainsail sets… call the Vikings ashore and let’s go and sail!….”
Fully-rigged mast is up!
Today we put up the mast with all the rigging on it, and I’m very happy with how she looks fully-dressed! We’re going to put hoist the sail on Thursday and “see how the mainsail sets” as the song goes… It’s so tempting to think we’re close to finishing! There’s still some stuff to doContinue reading “Fully-rigged mast is up!”
Well, as Robbie Burns said “the best laid plans of mice and men go oft a-glay!” Which is to say we are again delayed, and we can’t get Sleipnir finished before Christmas, and since my wife is going over to France to visit her son, so we’ll wait till after she comes back in lateContinue reading “Merry Christmas!”
The mast is UP!!!
We finally got the rigging set up for the mast and up it came! In the pictures you can see the post attached to the bottom of the mast with a hinge so it can be removed: its purpose is to provide leverage for the line from the top of the mast (the forestay actually)Continue reading “The mast is UP!!!”
Launching postponed… ((((
With regret, we have to delay our big day to after the holidays, sometime in January. Basically, we’re just not ready! We’re still working on the rigging and also need to fix the trailer so it will reliably carry her around. I’ll post again when we know for sure what the date is. It willContinue reading “Launching postponed… ((((“
Launch date set for Sleipnir! After 3 years’ work we’re finally ready to join Sleipnir with her element! We’ll be at the Mission Bay Launch Ramp, on December 4th (yes 2022!) at 11 am. That’s off the 5 at Clairemont Boulevard. I look forward to seeing you there! Media will be in attendance, so thereContinue reading