if it returns, it's yours forever!
Article in the BVI paper BVI Beacon!!
Look what arrived via Fed Ex today:
S/V Nicole’s Kitty!
Some may remember our “New Spin on Message in a bottle” project
. The boats were all released between June 25 and June 27, 2007
Nicole's Kitty was first found by Sir Richard Branson on Necker Island, his Assistant called me about 3 weeks after returned from our BVI charter
. They released the boat and it was found again on Necker and brought home by a worker frm the big Google
wedding at Necker.
We built and released model sailboats with information plaques attached so the finder could contact us.
The boats started out with 8 coats of varish and colors and names chosen by the kids
The first boat was released from Jeannius by Steffi of the Parrothead family
The remaining boats were realeased off Anegada
in this video:
Video of of racing
at the pool at Leverick Bay: (give it 20+ seconds)
The models are T-15 racers, I upgraded the masts to Carbon Fiber and used West System epoxy
to bond the keels and masts.