K2 Test – May 8Return to News
Yesterday three journalists from the CNN International program Mainsail arrived to film us and others in the Bay Area for their segment on kite power. Don and Dudu and Johnny Heineken met up with them last night, and this afternoon they arrived in the shop to interview Don. We took them out on the water with K2, so Shirley Robertson, the show presenter and a two-time Olympic gold-medalist in sailing, could helm the kiteboat. The wind was unusually strong and very gusty by Treasure Island, so after a few attempts there with smaller kites, we packed up and moved to the center of the bay, between Hunters Point and Alameda. The wind there was much more manageable, but not quite strong enough to foil reliably (top wind graph shows TI wind; lower graph shows Sierra Point wind). The producer and cameraman did get all of the shots they needed of Don explaining the boat mechanics and the team towing the kiteboat, and we’ll try again on Thursday for some fast foiling shots. Erika accompanied us to help photograph.
Mainsail: http://edition.cnn.com/CNNI/Programs/main.sail/index.htmlReturn to News
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