Bill Kneller

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Vento Solare Launched but 2020 Season on Hold

The 2020 season was shaping up nicely with boat preps, but the whole Covid 19 situation has really messed up the sailing schedule. The 2020 Season schedule has been updated and is covered at the bottom of this post.
In this post:

  • Thanks to those who helped Spring Preps!
  • Launch & Delivery to Newport Complete
  • Sailing on hold through end of May
  • Update Availability for Revised Schedule

Thanks to those who helped with Spring Preps 
First and foremost, …

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Spring 2020 Boat Preps with Health Precautions

Vento Solare 2020 preparations are progressing well through the coronavirus pandemic.  Bill was safe with a Tyvec suit and full face respirator sanding and painting the bottom.  On Friday 20 March, the work team of Erin & Gardner Howe with Mike & Cheryl Marrone practiced safe distancing as everyone maintained 10 foot separation to wax the hull. …

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Vento Solare Launched – April 11th!

The long wait is over.  Vento Solare was launched at Borden Light Marina on 11 April.  We’ve been ready for over a week but had to wait for a boat getting a new engine that was blocking the travel lift.  As soon Vento Solare was launched, a quick sea trial was run to perform initial calibration on the new instruments and autohelm.  …

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