HI Everybody,
My summer is off to a great start.  I hope yours is as well. I have  started a boatbuilding class, we will be building a wooden boat.
In class my job has been to manage and make the rudder and centerboard. The first step was to take the dimensions from the plans and to scale it up to full size. After I did that, I transfered the rudder and centerboard to pieces of 3/4 of an inch AB marine plywood. We cut out the plywood and I shaped into the correct shape by planing and sanding them.  I have enjoyed the class a lot.  Here are some pictures:

The centerboard

The hardware

This is what the boat will look like when it is finished

 

As I mentioned in my last post, I am including a video from my laser sailing. Here is the link, I hope you enjoy the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iik1aQl59Ik

Over the past week the 2013 Louis Vuitton Cup has had its first races. These races have only had one boat participating.This has been because Artemis is still working on their boat and Luna Rosa boycotted the first race. Today is the first day when there will be two boats racing against each other.  The boats racing will be Emirates Team New Zealand vs. Luna Rosa. It will be interesting to see how the Louis Vuitton cup evolves.

Today I am leaving for Truckee to go to a Jazz Camp and stay with my cousins. I will be in touch in the next couple of weeks and update you on everything.  Hope you are having a good summer.

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