how we missed you ...
How we missed you and how happy we are that we can take you into a positive story again.
First some necessary negative vibes: The childhood dream became a nightmare for about two years, from technical defects, to a jammed engine, important parts of the boat that turned out to be loose, or had been forgotten and a lots of other issues that made the boat not safe to sail the open seas. The yard, went bankrupt whereby all guarantees and and chances of any recovery disappeared. This left us with 2 options: to throw the towel in the ring, or to pick up the pieces and move on.
We chose the latter. We sailed BLACKFISH towards Tarragona, carefully, where we entrusted BLACKFISH and the refit to Toni and his team. Despite difficulties due to the global pandemic, together with Toni and his team we managed to get the boat ready as it should have been when it was delivered in 2019. The main goal this year is to sail the Middle Sea Race on the 23th of October 2021 in Malta. After analysis of the regatta we will communicate a new calendar.
For VLIZ (Flanders Marine Institute) we will continue to take samples, of surface waters on our routes, to support the research of microplastics in our seas. In this way BLACKFISH contributes in the preservation of our seas and will continue to do so. You see, beautiful plans that we are so happy to share with you.
Enthusiastic greetings from the BLACKFISH-team.
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Tijdens Round the Island (Isle of Wight) werden de eerste stalen genomen op een moment van windstilte. Een filmpje laat zien hoe we dat doen. De eerste resultaten zijn binnen en zijn volgens verwachting.
Say no to plastic. Meet the Blackfish a sustainable sailing boat. Its mission: doing research on plastic pollution and fight for healthy oceans. With this project Blackfish and VLIZ stand together against plastic Support our project. We will use the refund for research.