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Dom Mee & Little Murka arrive in St. Johns

by 15 Aug 2005 10:24 BST
Dom Mee's converted Bosun that he will be using to kite sail across the atlantic ©

Well Little Murka and I have arrived in beautiful St. Johns and the dream is becoming reality. The world’s first ocean going kite boat is nestled into the fishing port and she is safe and sound thanks to some fantastic help.

We arrived courtesy of Air Canada Cargo fully refreshed, leaving behind Heathrow airport in chaos due to strike action, our transit went without a hitch. Thanks to Neil Grant-Hunter and all the team at Air Canada Cargo.

Eimskip delivered her on time which was a great relief as anything sent by sea container always has an element of risk and custom agent Frank Hatcher did a tremendous job making absolutely sure that the 14ft boson dinghy was delivered without so much as a scratch.

The St. Johns dockside community were truly awesome, the help we received in unloading Little Murka was way beyond the call of duty, they chipped in without even being asked and on their own time over a weekend.

We are busy preparing ourselves and the boat for the task ahead. Testing communications, tracking systems, safety equipment, deck gear and kites, she has had her final coat of anti-foul and will be ready for her final sea trials tomorrow, in front of a curious local community and press.

The new website has now been completed, thanks to some stirling work from Rick Lecoat

Thank you and best wishes to my family and friends, without your help none of this would be possible, for that I help I am truly blessed.

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