Another successful low wind test today. We took the 50 sqm kite again, but this time we extended the lines from 60 m to 80 m to catch a bit more wind. Prior to launching the kite, we towed the boat in large slow circles again to calibrate the wind sensor compass, this time successfully. We then towed to Treasure Island and practiced down wind runs again, toward Berkeley. We dropped the kite in low wind near Emeryville and towed back to TI to launch again. When we re-inflated the kite, we ran out of compressed air, but still managed to launch and begin sailing with only 1 psi (instead of 4.5). By the time we ended the test 40 minutes later, our on-kite inflater had brought the psi up to 2.5. Martin Bretschneider joined us again today.
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